Global harmony was the last thing the geniuses running the ISIS campaign thought they would inspire with their terrorism campaign. They had hoped to spread fear and division. But it’s the opposite.
Or maybe that’s what ISIS leader Homer al-Rolex and his followers were really trying to do (NOT!). Maybe they were on a mission to unite the world (NOT!), knowing that it takes a global crisis like this to bring people together. I mean, why else would al-Rolex order his minions to stage terrorist attacks on Russia and France and threaten the United States and other nations? (Yes, I did write yesterday about somebody making a lot of money from this conflict, huh?)
Regardless, a global anti-ISIS coalition is shaping up (see Wall Street Journal article) as old foes like Russia and the United States team up to wipe out the scourge many are now calling Daesh. And, really, you don’t want to piss off the Russians. Their military doesn’t pussyfoot around. They’ll get the job done sooner rather than later, to the cheers of many in the West. They will show the U.S. how it is done.
Witness their attacks yesterday on Syrian targets, which some are calling “shock and awe — on steroids”: They sent in at least 25 Backfire, Bear and Blackjack bombers in what is being called the biggest bomber raid in decades. And that’s just the beginning.
Vladimir Putin’s air force just used its nuclear bombers to lay waste to the capital of the ‘Islamic State.’
The Russian air force just pulled off one of the biggest and most complex heavy bomber missions in modern history — sending no fewer than 25 Backfire, Bear, and Blackjack bombers on a coordinated, long-range air raid against alleged ISIS forces in Syria.
The Tuesday mission, which launched under the cover of darkness from a base in Ossetia in southern Russia, signaled a significant escalation of Moscow’s air war in Syria — and heralded the rebirth of Russian heavy bomber squadrons that once had withered from a lack of funding.Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of Russia’s general staff, announced the raid on Tuesday, calling it part of “a new plan [for] the air campaign.”
… Russian officials notified U.S. planners at a coalition headquarters in Qatar before the strike, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. It was the first time the Russians and Americans have put into action an October agreement to coordinate their countries’ respective operations in Syria.
Needles to say, the ISIS maggots are on the run in the region, but you know the coalition will root them out.
ISIS is more than contained: they are losing ground. They will probably continue to stage terrorist attacks and try to disrupt life for people around the world with phony bomb threats and the like, but as I wrote earlier, they will never come close to global domination. People will pick up the pieces after their attacks, and carry on — together.
Let’s hope the spirit of co-operation between the U.S. and Russia continues after the ISIS threat is over.