Considering the situation in Syria right now, as Russia continues to bomb ISIS command and control locations, such as they are, by bombing those who Obama has been arming, there seems to be a rather pressing question on the minds of those who are watching the escalation closely…
Will Putin launch a tactical nuclear strike against ISIS in response to the claims BY ISIS that they were responsible for shooting down a Russian passenger jet killing all 224 on board?
First, we need to examine what we know regarding the cause of the crash and right now, the reports are all over the board. ISIS claims that they brought it down and even released a video purportedly showing the Russian plane as a fireball in the sky. Egypt says ISIS didn’t do it and says there is no proof that the plane broke apart in the air. The Pentagon claims they know as FACT that ISIS didn’t bring down the Russian airliner with either a missile or anti-aircraft fire but that there WAS an explosion, picked up by satellite intel and that terrorism could not be ruled out.
Russia is heavily leaning toward the ISIS claim however, not even they seem quite ready to specify the exact means by which it was done.
Barack Hussein Obama is the weakest U.S. president in history and that fact is now on glaring display on the world stage.
Obama’s intent to create a vacuum of power in Syria, to be, in his hopes, filled by Islamists has exposed his weakness for all to see as Russia takes the lead in truly fighting the Islamic terrorists there. Rather than doing what Obama has done for the past 13 months…bombing empty warehouses and pin-prick attacks on vehicles…Putin has Russian SU-30’s raining hell upon the Islamist command and control centers.
Obama’s weakness was further highlighted last week when John Kerry played second fiddle to Russia’s Lavrov in a press conference after Putin made his first appearance and speech at the United Nations in a decade.
Now, to further relegate Obama and the U.S. under Obama’s control to the sidelines…China is preparing to send warplanes into the skies over Syria, working in concert with the Russians to stop ISIS in their Islamic tracks.
Today, it became known that an arrest had been made in September regarding a triple threat plot to bomb the Israeli and Saudi embassies in Washington D.C. as well as to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States.
This plot, from reports, had the backing of the Iranians. The two men named in this plot are Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri. Arbabsiar is currently under arrest and has been since late September while Shakuri remains at large and is suspected to be in Iran. Shakuri is part of the Qods Force, a special operations unit of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard and according to reports, the one who signed off on a $100,000.00 down payment on the hit against the Saudi Ambassador.
First, these men were being watched, closely, as this plot unfolded and the contacts for this hit was made between Arbabsiar and an undercover DEA “source” in Mexico who was posing as a high level Member of a drug cartel. These contacts were made last spring. The arrest was made on September 29th.
Immediately, there are a couple of things that jump out in all of this.