Russia has started building up their military presence in Syria to fight ISIS and other rebels. What are your thoughts?

Posted by: reece

Comments would be great.

  • It's good-great news

  • It's too risky

71% 15 votes
29% 6 votes
  • Its good that their helping to fight ISIS but we should remain weary of their presence there.

  • Good. Glad to see other countries doing their part in the middle east. America needs a break from being the world's police.

  • Well even though i am not trusting them. If it is to fight ISIS then well you know the saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Also we need someone to stop ISIS.

  • Even though it's unlikely that Russia is acting on behalf of the world, I care more about what they might achieve than their motivation. They are closer to the ISIS origins and less restrained than the US (we can only have a war if nobody dies), and they might actually solve the problem. Let them have the show (and the expense) for a change. And if they are tied up with ISIS and the Middle East, it's unlikely they would go after the US. The US could use the break to work on problems at home.

  • The last time Russia got involved in the middle east directly, over 2 million Afghans died.

  • if you think Russia has good intentions, you would be lying to yourself.

    Posted by: BIGC
  • Russia is an ally of Assad.

  • Russia is not going to loose that base in Syria it seems no matter what. Prepare for even more people fleeing and things to get worse before they get better. The plus side is the region may become stable once they are their and everyone's either fled or dead.

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reece says2015-09-24T01:50:26.6987069Z
@BIGC Only if you think everything they do is bad by definition.
BIGC says2015-09-24T02:04:12.6097895Z
@reece I was saying that if you think Russia has any good intentions of going into the middle east, that you would be lying to yourself.
reece says2015-09-24T02:12:08.3409380Z
@BIGC Yeah, i understood you the first time.
BIGC says2015-09-24T02:14:55.5137528Z
@reece so you think that Russia has good intentions when going into the middle east
58539672 says2015-09-24T02:17:16.8836714Z
I dont blame Russia for trying to expand their interests in the region. The US does the same thing, as do all world powers. What I do have a problem with is that at least the US tries to reduce casualties as much as possible. Russia is much less thoughtful.
BIGC says2015-09-24T02:18:38.8788482Z
That is what i am saying, they don't have good intentions
reece says2015-09-24T02:23:20.7138680Z
@58539672 You know US intelligence has been tampered with over and over again. The people at the bottom have told by their superiors to rewrite what they want to hear.
reece says2015-09-24T02:23:59.2466090Z
reece says2015-09-24T02:26:31.8175430Z
@BIGC You think the US has good intentions too?
reece says2015-09-24T02:27:28.1502263Z
Russia has a right to be concerned.
UtherPenguin says2015-09-24T02:36:28.2902040Z
In Soviet Rossiya, gun shoot you.
reece says2015-09-24T02:53:40.0520546Z
By the way Turkey is indirectly helping ISIS by killing Kurds (the Kurds are fighting ISIS)
UtherPenguin says2015-09-24T02:55:21.8284118Z
In Soviet Rossiya, poll votes you.
58539672 says2015-09-24T02:57:45.4603739Z
@reece And how does that change anything I just said? When the US invaded Afghanistan and estimated 20,000 died in a 13 year period. When Russia invaded Afghanistan 2 million died in 10 years.
reece says2015-09-24T03:01:45.7985957Z
@UtherPenguin Yes, Russia is helping the Syrian regime, but that's also what the US is doing. The US and Russia agree that ISIS is worse that what Assad has done. But what contradicts that claim is that Middle easterners in New Zealand that have family over there, are saying that their actually running from the syrian government. Something is wrong.
reece says2015-09-24T03:02:18.1068170Z
reece says2015-09-24T03:04:25.8108728Z
@58539672 I didn't try to argue against what you said. I just had a side note for you.
PetersSmith says2015-09-24T05:27:25.7514555Z
PetersSmith says2015-09-24T05:28:49.3533196Z
UtherPenguin says2015-09-24T05:33:28.5341300Z
@PetersSmith and that's why Russia likes Putin.
stargate says2015-09-24T10:10:29.3450878Z
Know I do not trust them but hey both sildes are enemies and Russia is clearly better then ISIS so let them kill each other. Our government doesn't want to send in troops, and it has only just began bombing them.
MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-09-24T10:55:37.9061964Z
This is a bunch of garbage. Russia is setting up bases to deter America and its allies from knocking out Assad and from going in to deal with the nightmare Obama has created. It's a power move to gain control over the region and take allies from the U.S. in the region. After all, ISIS has no air force, so why would Russia feel the need to move in fighter jets equipped for air-to-air combat?
stargate says2015-09-24T11:12:13.7767255Z
You know we have more allies an better economy along with an better military right?
stargate says2015-09-24T11:14:26.5196782Z
Also no country has liked your power/land grabs. Oh ans how is your nation an nation where anyone who speaks out disappears, and how is your economy.
stargate says2015-09-26T11:58:43.2100344Z

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