Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Russia doesn’t care enough to respond to the US shooting down an Iranian drone. Here’s why.

Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
taught me all I need to know
about military strategies

Geopolitical writer Alexander Mercouris has a theory, expressed in today's The Duran, for why Russia is not reacting to the US shooting down of an Iranian drone in the same forceful way that Russia responded to the shooting down of the Syrian Jet.  Here is a portion of his post:

.....The Russians nonetheless are most unlikely to respond harshly to this incident, and the location explains why.

Whereas the US shooting down of the Syrian SU-22 fighter near Rusafa was clearly intended to deter the Syrian army from capturing Rusafa – a vital point in the battle for Deir Ezzor – the shooting down of an unmanned Iranian built drone – whether operated by the Syrians, the Iranians, Hezbollah, or someone else – close to a US base in southern Syria will not concern them anywhere near so much.

Provided the US military stays in al-Tanf and does not interfere in Syrian army operations against ISIS or other Jihadi groups either on the Iraqi border, or on the road to Deir Ezzor, or in the bitterly contested southern Syrian town of Dara’a, the Russians will leave them alone.

As I said in my article discussing the Russian reaction to the shooting down of the Syrian SU-22 fighter, though their possession of a powerful air defence system in Syria gives them the whip hand in their dealings with the US in Syria, “the Russians must act carefully so as not to provoke the US into an unnecessary confrontation which would serve no-one’s interest”...."

Greencrow has an alternative theory.  My theory is based on growing up watching "The Roadrunner" cartoons.  My theory says that Russia/Iran/Syria is probably deliberately sending the drones to be shot down over USrael territory [stolen from Syria].  This is an easy, relatively low tech method of finding the hiding places of the militants.  They just track where the shots taking the drone(s) down are coming from and then they know where the terrorists and their handlers are holed up.  Once they are able to respond quickly enough, they can catch them in their lair.


Greg Bacon said...

The same lunatic scum that lied the USA into the illegal war against Iraq and the illegal bombing and destruction of Libya are now pushing the US into destroying Syria for the glory of Apartheid Israel.

Will Americans ever wake up and realize that these ME wars are being fought for Israel or will it take mushroom clouds appearing before they wake up?

greencrow said...

Hi Greg:

Unfortunately, in the final analysis...it is all up to citizens of the United States of America. You have been taken over and occupied by some unearthly beings bent on global destruction. The beings are identity and shape-shifting. They are like a huge octopus that has all governmental, economic and media institutions in their grip. Will Americans rise, before it is too late, and shuck them off? You tell me.

Ed(itor) said...

There's a story in one of the companion books to the ancient "Art of War" by Sun Tzu in which the enemy's arrogant general is led into a narrow defile at night by a string of clues that suggest there is a set of the enemy's plans nailed to a tree. The general and his small armed party make their way into the darkened pass to find this treasure and stumble on a letter nailed to the tree. When they light torches so they can read the letter, which says something like "the idiots reading this will die in seconds", a shower of arrows were loosed at the source of the light.

wooden shoes said...

Hi Greencrow, never commented before but read you often. Loved this. Grew up watching The Road Runner and Wilie Coyote. Ha, loved your analysis. May I quote you?

greencrow said...

Hi Ed(itor):

That story is a good analogy for what is going on in the Middle East. The bottom line is that the West's latest "crusade" into the Middle East is bound to fail...just like the other ones have failed over thousands of years.

greencrow said...

Hi wooden shoes:

Thanks for your comment. You may certainly quote me re Wiley Coyote and The Roadrunner. Do you have a blog? Let me know the URL. Thanks.