Re: Prospect of Invasion of Syria
This makes absolutely no sense.
Originally Posted by A Marxist Historian
There is no way that ISIS can hold onto a surrounded AL Bab, where they cannot be resupplied, for any length of time. It is only a matter of time (1 week/two weeks) before it falls if the FSA go about the business. (Or are you suggesting that the Russians/As-Sadists will resupply and support them from the south?) So it is ridiculous to suggest they are handing over territory to the regime and isolating themselves in Al Bab in order to defend Al Bab. And what is the strategic or other significance of a besieged Al Bab in any case? It has none. A little black dot in a sea or red and green for a week or two .. and then the black disappears.
The As-Sadists are having what you call success against ISIS in north Aleppo simply because ISIS is not resisting them. Why this is remains a mystery. Particularly as they have fought the FSA for every inch of territory there for months now.
I'm not sure, btw, why you consider the FSA so "feeble". It is still in the field through Syria after 5 years of fighting .. despite the best efforts of the Russian air force, the Iranians and their multiplicity of surrogate Shiite militias, etc. If it was so "feeble" it would have been defeated years ago.
Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht