This is huge. Russia knows it is about to get messy and is ready for it. We’re not and won’t be with Obama looking like an idiot.
Check it out: Vladimir Putin has conscripted 150,000 new troops into the Russian army as the country unleashed a new wave of airstrikes in Syria – while and Iran and Islamist group Hezbollah prepare for a major ground offensive.
Russia moves to a war-footing: Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the military… as his jets launch new wave of air strikes in Syria
- Russia launches second day of bombing runs on rebel groups in Syria
- Putin’s Chechen ally calls on Moscow to deploy Muslim troops against ISIS
- Kremlin accused of targeting moderate rebels backed by U.S and not ISIS
- Moscow foreign minister Lavrov rejected the ‘rumours’ as ‘unfounded’
- Hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah troops ‘set to launch ground offensive’
Vladimir Putin has signed a decree drafting nearly 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military as Moscow’s warplanes unleashed a new wave of airstrikes in Syria.
The timing of the move – on the very day Russia entered the conflict yesterday – will likely raise suspicions the Russian President is planning a wider offensive to prop up his Syrian counterpart.
It also comes after one of Putin’s staunchest allies called on him to send in Muslim ground troops to defeat the Islamic State and other Islamist extremist groups in the war-torn country.
Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria over the last ten days, backed by the country’s Lebanese allies, Hezbollah, and rebel fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan, two Lebanese sources claimed today.
One of the sources said the Iranian ground forces were ‘soldiers and officers’, not advisers, adding: ‘We mean hundreds with equipment and weapons. They will be followed by more.’
They are being supported by Russia’s warplanes who bombed camps of rebel fighters trained by the CIA, one of the group’s commanders claimed.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Russia’s airstrikes in Syria were ‘indiscriminate’ and risked prolonging the conflict ‘indefinitely’.
He claimed Russia’s ‘random’ strikes on Syria’s enemies would draw the country deeper into the conflict.