"The "Islamic State," or "ISIS," has no airforce and could be completely defeated by an enemy, in short order, using effectively deployed and concentrated airpower."
That has been tried, and they answered by doing a "Hamas", i.e they place themselves among civilians so that IF you are to bomb ISIS to hell, you'll also have to kill a great number of civilians in the process.
Obviously, any aerial attack on IS would be directed at their military hardware, primarily, including their US tanks, armoured cars, artillery, humvees, jeeps, missiles, etc...
Active antagonists with small arms, would be secondary....
Air recon would make a sweep, alongside satellite intel, determining the best time for a strike...
Civillians will not be on, or near, military vehicles, 24/7....
Well, that is what the USA are doing Now. Let's just hope they continue with these operations instead of listening to all fools who'd rather see them leave Iraq. :)
Russia to the rescue in Iraq? Moscow delivers jet fighters to Baghdad.
Moscow — Russian fighter planes and military advisers have begun arriving in Iraq to help stem the advance of ISIS forces, after embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki complained that the US was too slow in fulfilling its pledges of air support.
Russian media, citing unidentified official sources, say that Iraq has urgently requested help from Moscow "to raise the Iraqi army’s combat readiness in its fight against terrorists."
According to the reports, the first five of twelve Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" ground attack fighters ordered by Iraq have already arrived in Baghdad in a disassembled state aboard a Russian transport plane, along with an undisclosed number of Russian military experts.
The Su-25 was developed in the 1970s to be the former Soviet Union's answer to the US Air Force's highly successful A-10 "Warthog" close support fighter.
"The Sukhoi Su-25 is an air-ground support and anti-terrorism mission aircraft. In these difficult times, we are in great need of such aircraft. With God’s help, we will be able to deploy them to support our ground forces on a mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militants within the next 3-4 days," the Kremlin-funded English-language RT network quoted Iraqi Army Lieutenant General Anwar Hamad Amen Ahmed as saying.
The planes were flown into Baghdad just one day after Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, speaking in Damascus, Syria, said that Russia can be relied upon to help countries of the region fight spreading jihad.
"Russia will not stand idly toward some groups' attempts to spread terrorism in the region, including Syria and Iraq," he said.
Russian experts say that Iraq contracted to buy the Su-25s long before the current crisis broke out, but that Moscow may be rushing the deliveries in light of the military emergency facing the Maliki regime.
"It's not controversial, at least. Pretty much everyone agrees that helping out Baghdad in the battle against ISIS is a good thing," says Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs, a leading Moscow-based foreign policy journal. "But I don't think this is part of any larger Russian plan concerning Iraq. Nobody knows how things are going to go there."
Last week, in an interview with BBC Arabic, Mr. Maliki complained that the US was dragging its heels in fulfilling a $1.9 billion contract initiated in 2011 to supply 36 F-16 fighters to Iraq. According to US media reports, the first of those F-16s was turned over to the Iraqi military in early June.
But he complained that the US was taking a "long, very slow way" and delaying the jets' delivery to desperate Iraqi forces.
"We shouldn't have just bought US jets, we should have bought British, French and Russian jets to provide air support. If we had air support, none of this would have happened," Maliki is quoted as saying.
thanks for sharing.
i am confused, WHO IS ENTERING WHOSE LAND PERIOD, that i.m.h.o. is invasion, even if done with righteous slogans singing good intentions: it could be your home invasion, car invasion (car j******), BUT IT IS ALWAYS THE BULLY WHO STARTS IT.
the country who is flat out bent on killing EVERYONE so they can have the last of the land they can take from a race in what sixty yrs ago, that land backed then was about 90 % own by these people, and now only about 5% is left to live in, so these people are being bombed until there is death and rocks that once was a nation.
many nations have been formed on this hell h*** planet by this animal instinct of our d.n.a. codes, and we are still asleep on this drive of ours, while we live in hell h***, i wish it was not true, of what the human history really is. however we are not alone anymore, and i hope it is not to get rid of us the badly dumb down brainwashed debt slaves, while the human beast animal figures out how to escape our solar system, i got a feeling might be that this is not their (e.t. families) first rodeo show, and are going to this by the numbers, perfect chess of war..
blessings to all of us for we are all one
this article came from sorcha faal who is known for spreading disinformation and lies just like most western media believe what you wanna believe but the article is false
I must confess that I didn't read much of the material above, but I do know that many other news-sources do report on this troop movement by Russia as well, so at least That part of the story seems to be for real.
Yes, Justin is correct....Sorcha is pure CIA psyops disinfo.....So maybe you have learned something new today, AO...
Yup, I don't believe a THING that is attributed to Sorcha....definitely a psyop for sure...Fell for that s*** before, stuff reported by Sorcha...it is all b*******, and I stand with that.
Heyy :-D.. That is some awesome points you have their.
Uber +1 :-D
A good question Luke.....The wars will end when sanity returns to governance......Noting, as ever, that the common man and woman does not seek war, nor the Generals, by and large....especially professionals....BUT, the dark elites in power seek a new global war, much like WW1...with much reduction of the global population....It is being tried, but also, being halted from full escalation....
There have been several documentaries on the centennial of WW1....They reveal much about the stupidity of those in charge and the bravery of people....The modern world can learn much from the past and should do so, so as not to repeat the same mistakes of blindly following dark governance to oblivion.....
Luke Skywalker: War will end when people realize that war is UNNECESSARY.
When people no longer VOLUNTEER to go into the army.
The only way this can happen is if people are EDUCATED.