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Russia says it's bombing ISIS but the U.S. isn't buying it...

Experts are skeptical of Russia's motives...

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For weeks Russian President Vladimir Putin has been preparing for airstrikes by flying equipment and personnel to locations around Syria -- particularly on the Mediterranean coast -- including the airport in Latakia, Russia's naval base at Tartus, and the capital Damascus.

Russia now has seven positions set up in Syria, according to the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank....

The Russians says they will take the fight to ISIS and "other extremist groups" in Syria -- but on Wednesday the targets they hit appeared to be hours away from the nearest ISIS strongholds.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Russia didn't appear to hit targets under the control of ISIS. And Syrians on the ground told one expert that the bombs targeted other rebel positions, including the headquarters of the moderate, Western-backed Free Syrian Army.....
Russia launches airstrikes in northern Syria, senior military official says

Russian warplanes began bombarding Syrian opposition targets in the war-torn nation's north Wednesday, following a terse meeting at which a Russian general asked Pentagon officials to clear out of Syrian air space and was rebuffed, Fox News has learned.

A U.S. official said Russian airstrikes targeted fighters in the vicinity of Homs, located roughly 60 miles east of a Russian naval facility in Tartus, and were carried out by a "couple" of Russian bombers. The strikes hit targets in Homs and Hama, but there is no presence of ISIS in those areas, a senior U.S. defense official said. These planes are hitting areas where Free Syrian Army and other anti-Assad groups are located, the official said.

Activists and a rebel commander on the ground said the Russian airstrikes have mostly hit moderate rebel positions and civilians. In a video released by the U.S.-backed rebel group Tajamu Alezzah, jets are seen hitting a building claimed to be a location of the group in the town of Latamna in the central Hama province.

The group commander Jameel al-Saleh told a local Syrian news website that the group's location was hit by Russian jets but didn't specify the damage.

A group of local activists in the town of Talbiseh in Homs province recorded at least 16 civilians killed, including two children.

According to a U.S. senior official, Presidents Obama and Putin agreed on a process to "deconflict" military operations. The Russians on Wednesday "bypassed that process," the official said...
McCain is a warmongering, blood-thirsty killer of US service men and women. I really believe he cares nothing about human life, especially American lives... as he wants our military to go to WAR with anyone and everyone throughout the world. He'll probably be the first one to say we should go to WAR with the Aliens when they show themselves too. Assh*le!

Hopefully Russia cleans up many of the messes the US has caused throughout the Middle East & N. Africa.
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