Seems that Putin does not have TV or Syrian refugees did not arrived Moscow yet? Questions in my mind needed a clear answer when i see Russia is embarking on its most ambitious military campaign outside former Soviet borders in more than three decades, launching airstrikes against mainly Sunni militants at the request of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Russian pilots began bombing on Wednesday, the same day President Vladimir Putin passed a measure through parliament authorizing the use of force. The bold move has already pushed the U.S. and its allies to backpedal on demands for Assad’s immediate ouster by shifting the balance of power in the country’s 4 1/2 year civil war.
Russia has a “large expeditionary force on the ground at the moment in Syria and it’s likely to expand,” said Robert Munks, editor of IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review. “It’s already capable of inflicting quite a lot of damage on insurgent positions.”