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are russian airstrikes justified?

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Started: 12/24/2015 Category: Politics
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Kaluka

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Russian airstrikes are completely unjustified because of its impractical and useless means. what Russia is doing is attacking the AL-NUSRA FRONT and not the IS. It is also question that why only now has Russia awoke from a deep slumber. moreover why has not Russia joined the usa forces even though their targets and goals are the same. when usa did airstrikes Russia was the biggest criticizer of its actions but now Russia is doing the same. moreover Russia used white phosphorus which violated the Geneva convention which stated to end the use of chemical weapons.
also what Russia is doing is giving rise to a situation of war in the middle eastern region. what would happen next is that IS would get more money more weapons through illegal oil trade illegal human trafficking and so on. Russia can only directly attack the IS but not counter its mechanisms through which it gets its funding. what usa did was a complete isolation of the IS from all regions. whether it be to stop oil trafficking whether it be to restrict the donors from giving donations.
another aspect to be looked at is that can Russia alone end this terror. the answer is NO. it is seen to be doing operations because of its publicity stunts but it is nothing with the actions of usa ,of france, of Germany ,of Qatar and so on.
Kripto

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To first ask yourself if they are justifiable you must understand every reason which brought them in. Another thing to take into account is that to be justified means you have a reason not if it's morally right.

Russia may say they are in there to attack ISIS which is partially true however; they're are more in there to support Bashar Al-Assad. The reason why they won't partner with the US in the fight is because they both support different sides, Russia wanting Assad and the US not wanting him.

That being said the air strikes are also for political leverage. Russia offered the US a deal, Assad to step down in return for sanctions to be lifted. Obviously the US declined and Russia started it's campaign in order for leverage at the negotiation table.

The actual short term gains of the air strikes are also good for Russia and Assad as the Syrian government has been able to gain ground under Russian air strike support.

To conclude justifiable just means they have a reason, Russia's reasons are to support Bashar Al-Assad and gain political leverage around the world.
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