US/Russia Military Movements Signal War In Syria Soon?

russiaamericaBy Brandon Turbeville

Over the last few years, the world has witnessed the gradual positioning on the Grand Chessboard by the United States, NATO, and Russian forces in the Middle East, most notably in Syria. The aggressive push by the U.S. to overthrow Assad and destroy a Syrian government capable of resisting the will of the Anglo-American powers resulted in a defensive Russian response that soon morphed into an out-maneuvering of Washington on the Syrian front. However, the West is not ready to take its ball and go home just yet and it has now mounted yet another escalation in Syria.

In the past several days, a number of announcements have been made by both the United States and Russia suggesting that we are now witnessing more than a mere placement of chess pieces on the board but the forward motion to some greater confrontation between two nuclear superpowers.

Throughout most of the Syrian crisis, the situation was one of semi-covert proxy war. However, with recent developments the situation is now more of semi-open conflict between the United States and Russia.


For instance, the potential for direct military conflict between the two superpowers became a much greater possibility earlier in the month when Russia “announced” that it was sending a number of Special Forces soldiers to Syria. The Wall Street Journal has since tried to represent these troops as having been transferred from Eastern Ukraine, a claim backed up by an anonymous “Russian official.” However, while it is clear that Russia is indeed operating via Special Forces in Ukraine, the likelihood that a loyal “Russian official” would reveal such sensitive information to the U.S. media is highly suspect.

Regardless, it was reported by Chris Hughes of the UK Daily Mirror in early October that Russia’s Spetsnaz unit were being moved to Syria in order to combat ISIS and other assorted “relatively moderate cannibals” and it is certainly within the realm of possibility and reasonable military strategy that Russian Special Forces have been deployed to Syria. Russia has officially denied the presence of Special Forces troops in Syria for the record.

The United States, however, is not even attempting to deny the presence of U.S. Special Forces troops in Syria and instead is advertising the plan publicly. Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be deploying 50 US Special Forces troops to Syria under the guise of “fighting ISIS” and engaging in “aid and assist” missions with forces fighting ISIS and ostensibly the Syrian government.

Of course, US Special Forces have long been active in Syria. From taking place in direct combat support missions for terrorist actors to logistical organization and spotting maneuvers, Special Forces have been having an a cogent effect on the ability of terrorist forces to mount militarily sound attacks on government held positions for some time.

According to Sputnik, these Special Forces are not only operating far afield in the East where ISIS and “relatively moderate cannibals” have a tight grip on territory, they are operating in the West, where the Syrian government is the dominant force and where the Russian military is assisting in the mop up of terrorists most heavily. Sputnik reports,

US military advisors are alleged to have started training so-called moderate rebels near the city of Salma in the Latakia province in what amounts to breaking a pledge not to put US boots on the ground in Syria, Lebanon’s satellite television channel al-Mayadeen reported, citing an unnamed military source.

If the reports, attributed to an “unnamed Lebanese source,” are to be believed, then US Special Forces are right in the middle of some of the heaviest fighting between Syrian government/Russian military/PDF and Western-backed terrorists.

On November 4, Reuters reported that Russian military personnel stationed in Syria now numbers around 4,000.

All of this taken together suggests that there is a very real possibility that the United States and Russia will soon see an escalation from semi-covert proxy war via terrorists and Syrian government forces (though one can hardly call Assad’s forces proxies for Russia) to open conflict between U.S. and Russian Special Forces on the ground.

The question then becomes “what will happen if Russian Special Forces engage in combat against terrorists supported by and embedded with U.S. Special Forces?” How far will this conflict escalate? Will the Americans respond? Will the Russians and the Americans being firing on one another?

Indeed, if the United States commits itself to stay the course until the conflict is brought to an end, a confrontation between the two forces is almost inevitable since the Russian goal is to secure the territory currently held by the Assad government before moving East.

And then there is the air component.

The Air Component

While the United States has been bombing Syrian civilian infrastructure and, apparently, empty spaces and desert sand, the Russians have launched a brilliant move of bombing actually aimed at terrorists on the ground. The results are stunning. Only a few weeks of Russian airstrikes have revealed that, when an air force actually bombs ISIS, ISIS can be defeated. So far, the parallel bombing campaigns have taken place without a clash between Russian and American pilots. However, many have been wondering since the start of the Russian bombing just how long this period of conflict avoidance will continue?

After all, if the Russians continue to bomb terrorists in Syria and the Americans continue to bomb in support of them, particularly in terms of setting up a “No-Fly Zone,” then a clash is virtually inevitable. That is, unless someone gives way and backs down. The Russians are not likely to do so because, in addition to the moral high ground on this issue, Russia is acting in strategic self-defense. To back down now would mean to ensure an even more aggressive attack on Russian interests and Russia itself in the very near future.

The United States, despite being the aggressor and in clear violation of international law as well as having the most leeway in terms of being able to back down respectably, is aware that if it does so its terrorist proxies will be wiped off the Syrian map and its onslaught against the Syrian government, Syrian people, and Russia will have been routed. Of course, this assumes that the United States truly wants to avoid a direct military confrontation with Russia to begin with, an idea that is not necessarily guaranteed.

Signs that the U.S. and Russia may soon be fighting one another over the skies of Syria recently appeared with the announcement that the United States will be deploying around a dozen fighter jets designed specifically for air-to-air combat – essentially dogfights – to Syria. Since ISIS has no air force, one can only assume that the jets are there to combat other fighter jets belonging to Assad and Russia. As The Daily Beast reports,

The U.S. Air Force is deploying to Turkey up to a dozen jet fighters specializing in air-to-air combat—apparently to help protect other U.S. and allied jets from Russia’s own warplanes flying over Syria. 

Officially, the deployment of F-15C Eagle twin-engine fighters to Incirlik, Turkey—which the Pentagon announced late last week—is meant to “ensure the safety” of America’s NATO allies, Laura Seal, a Defense Department spokesperson, told The Daily Beast.

That could mean that the single-seat F-15s and the eight air-to-air missiles they routinely carry will help the Turkish air force patrol Turkey’s border with Syria, intercepting Syrian planes and helicopters that periodically stray into Turkish territory.

But more likely, the F-15s will be escorting attack planes and bombers as they strike ISIS militants in close proximity to Syrian regime forces and the Russian warplanes that, since early October, have bombed ISIS and U.S.-backed rebels fighting the Syrian troops. [emphasis added]

In other words, the planes will be used to fight planes that are actually fighting ISIS. Even the notoriously deceptive Daily Beast was forced to report on the fact that these planes are indeed being deployed for the purpose of staving off Russian fighter jets. It reports,

Seal declined to discuss the deployment in detail, but hinted at its true purpose. “I didn’t say it wasn’t about Russia,” she said.

Russia’s air wing in western Syria is notable for including several Su-30 fighters that are primarily air-to-air fighters. The Su-30s’ arrival in Syria raised eyebrows, as Moscow insists its forces are only fighting ISIS, but ISIS has no aircraft of its own for the Su-30s to engage.

The F-15s the U.S. Air Force is sending to Turkey will be the first American warplanes in the region that are strictly aerial fighters. The other fighters, attack planes and bombers the Pentagon has deployed—including F-22s, F-16s, A-10s and B-1s—carry bombs and air-to-ground missiles and have focused on striking militants on the ground.

In stark contrast, the F-15s only carry air-to-air weaponry, and their pilots train exclusively for shooting down enemy warplanes. It’s worth noting that F-15Cs have never deployed to Afghanistan, nor did they participate in the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. The war in Syria is different. [emphasis added]

It should be noted that, of the two parties, only the Russians are acting legally since Russia was invited in to Syria by the Syrian government while the United States is acting in violation of national sovereignty and international law as an aggressor.

Regardless, the recent U.S. escalation has now placed the world in a precarious position where two nuclear powers are acting in such close proximity to one another militarily that one trigger happy pilot or even one trigger happy soldier could now plunge the globe into a nuclear holocaust.

It is precisely this that the American people must begin to mobilize against before it is too late for us all.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

  • Pist-Off

    The bankers, warmongers and arms manufactures are now in hypersalivation mode, while those with knowledge and common sense, just shake their heads in disbelief.

    • geo1671

      What you said– is Secondary!
      God’s Chosen— gleefully cheering on the Americans– Go get um–USA USA USA—keep terrorizing the Arabs for greater Israel

      • Daniel Apaza

        The Perfidious Jews are no longer chosen dude!! They killed God!!!

        • Andross

          Oh they are. For there god is and has always been lucifer.

    • Daniel Apaza

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  • Alberto

    Isis/Isil never attacks Israeli, British or USA interests. Egypt’s Sisi and Turkey’s Sultan plus Saudi self appointed Royals round out this tragic comedy.

    Isis Sisi. It is a joke. Get it?

  • SOIA

    What’s also ,if not more, worrying is the deployment of Russian anti-air systems and the possible supplying of some ‘moderate’ terrorist groups with portable anti-air missiles.(by US , KSA maybe Turkey ,let’s not forget Israel..)
    If a Russian or Syrian plane (militairy or commercial) gets shot down ,things will go downhill very fast.
    The Russians made clear in several statements ( UN , Valdai for example)
    that the times of a Unipolar world and US hegemony are over, they are not going to tolerate Syria becoming a mess like Ukraine, Iraq and foremost Libya.They made clear they are going to act/intervene if necessary,even if this means war. They are ready to cooperate , but on equal terms.
    Besides influential people in the US who want a war with Russia, I think a lot of people didn’t get this message as it was put in a calm and civilised tone instead of the agressive and bluffing way the US and NATO make statements.

    • Daniel Apaza

      U.S is messing with Russia’s ally Syria dude!!! What do you expect?? Russia to watch their ally get drstroyed???

    • Daniel Apaza

      All these wars are Zionism wars!!!
      They usurped our U.S. Government and controlled every aspect of our lives….like the Federal Reserve which they print money out of thin air and they even charge us interest in top of that!!!!

    • Yvonne Forsman

      A Russian plane has been shot down. 224 ppl died in Egypt.

      • SOIA

        The plane has been shot down , there was a bomb on board , an engine exploded , structural failure ,and all those reports
        by unnamed sources (‘close to the investigation’)or from ‘intel that can’t be made public’.
        So let’s say for now it’s still not sure what happened.
        If he plane was shot down at 30,000 Ft as some reports suggest, it almost surely wasn’t fired from a MANPAD but from a more sophisticated system.
        Most newsoutlets and ‘sources’ now say it was a bomb not a rocket .

        • drbhelthi

          Yes. If “most” are saying a bomb, the people doing the saying have been cued to say “bomb planted on the airliner.” Junk “propaganda.” Distracts nicely from the facts.

  • Daniel Apaza

    I just wonder how people can drink the zionism media kool-aid

    • rolltides

      I will be honest I used to but until my uncle woke me up I am 100 percent against it.

      • Andross

        Your uncle may have opened some doors for you but you chose to walk through. As nice as that would be noone can “wake” others. If that were the case then the vast majority of the human race would not be existing as a bunch of mindless, soulless zombies.

  • helen

    Obama’s Final Solution for the ”White’ race”?

    When Obama came to power, it was like a black imperial presidency.

    Everything he wants and any information, planning, policies and strategies come from the ”white” officials (aka eunuchs in this case) surrounding him. He is thus controlled by the ”whites” and has no choice but to continue the agenda set forth by the neo-cons and the hawks in Washington.

    The eunuchs now control the emperor!

    The emperor is a puppet?

    Thus it makes no difference whether Obama is in the white house or the golf course. He is basically not in control. How he really resents being an emperor without clothes!

    Does Obama have a private, personal and final plan before he evaporates into oblivion?

    Obama may have his own personal agenda as he approaches the end of his presidency.

    Obama was born a Muslim and a black ethnic African (Kenyan) at that. (Note: his conversion to Christianity was out of opportunities and expediency in the United States).
    In general, once a Muslim, always a Muslim at heart. Just like most people of other faiths.

    Is he trying to take revenge on the ”whites” who had previously turned millions of Africans into slaves in the United States and that American ”whites” have slaughtered millions of Muslins in the Middle-East and elsewhere?

    By provoking Russia and initiating a Nuclear War with Russia, Obama would have wiped out all the ”whites” in Europe and the United States!

    Is that his insane desire before the end of his presidency!?

    Is this his last laugh on the “whites”?

    Is this his personal revenge?

    Is Obama a psychotic black Muslim at that?

    Of course, unlike what the Western mainstream media and some scientists claim, that in a nuclear confrontation, Mankind will cease to exist. This is of course not true. Many in Asia, Africa and South America will still survive. But Europe and North America will essentially be reduced to radioactive dusts together with all the ‘whites’. Essentially about one to two billion peoples will die. There is still life for the remaining billions on planet earth. And there will be also many mutants too after that!

    Thus the question still remains:

    Is Obama planning and implementing his Final Solution for the “Whites” in Europe and the United States!?

    • kennyalligood

      I would entice you to explore a bit deeper into the goals. The ‘race’ and islamophobia thing are nothing but a tool to use towards the goal.

      Race is a dividing point that keeps the common folks fighting themselves instead of the ones that actually are repressing then.Religion is nothing but another tool to provide division.

      Search for that goal and you will see the tools for what they are.

    • Yvonne Forsman

      You say he is a puppet but then you also say he is going to destroy the White ppl. So which one is it? It can’t be both.

  • Mike R

    read Tragedy and Hope know the truth

  • Debra Brooks

    Get Obama out NOW! Leave Russia alone! Mind our own business! Obama has done more than enough destruction! WE THE PEOPLE WANT OBAMA OUT OF OFFICE! OBAMA PLANS TO KILL AMERICANS!

  • spirittoo

    The Cabal days are numbered. The Event is going to take place and when it does … all the war criminals will be arrested. You will know the Event has begun when the corporate news starts announcing that the war criminals have been arrested including the Unholy Four … Chaney … Bush Sr, … Kissinger, and Rumsfeld.

  • IdiotSmasher

    Those 50 U.S. troops are cannon fodder. As soon as a bunch of them are blown up while helping the terrorists.. uh “moderate rebels”, the majority of the American public will be all on board for all out war. The American propaganda machine will make sure of that. Those troops are simply the fuse needed to set off the keg.

  • Matthew Chen

    The irony is that the Russians were invited by the Syrian Govt to help defeat a cocktail of jihadist terrorists like ISIL, ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, Daesh (which are all supported by the United States) and are doing so in accordance with International Law.

    The US, on the other hand, is bombing Syria in clear violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principle, an act which is a war crime.

    • Harry

      ISIS, ISIL and Daesh are 3 different designation of the same Sunni revolutionary army and Al-Nusra is an arm of Al-Qaeda

  • Hollywood

    LOL…and Obama got the Nobel Peace prize for it …..LOL

  • bv

    Why not turn the Rothschild mansion into a gravel pit instead? How long will we go on killing each other rather than the instigators?

  • Amrik Morel

    We are beginning to find out that a very gradual ‘rebellion’ has been taking place in the American Armed Forces for a number of years now. Good. They should arrest and execute the 9/11 plotters and all of those who benefitted from that crime.

  • 83footsailor

    When /RUSSIA’S VLADIMIR PUTIN and THE** WIMPY ** – no boots on the GROUND – – OBOOOMA stike up an accord to do away with ISIS – ISIL- HAMAS and other MSUIM GROUPS of RADICAL BARBARIANS – – hang on the ride will short – quick and sweet – also very brutal on some of the immigrants involved . /////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    • Muhammad Abbass

      So far as I can see the most radical bunch of murderers are Americans. I guess your solution needs to be applied where it will do most good. The white race won’t miss you, trust me.

  • user87392601543

    Obongo wants war by all means necessary to declare Martial Law and rule the US until he dies.
    Russia has never been defeated or conquered by anyone. Napoleon and Hitler tried and lost
    Our Community Organizer thinks He can defeat Russia….which process might kill us all.

    • Pennywise

      Are you professionally paranoid or is this just a hobby for you?

  • carnac123

    America is following the script that the N.W.O. has given them because the senators, congressmen, and the faux-president are all paid off by the NWO billionaires to do so. If these rich scum say ‘go to war’ our politicians vote for war. We have lost our government to foreigners and bankers.

  • Cuba

    May God richly reward Russia and President Putin.!!!!!!!

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