A new option to terrorism, quagmire in Middle East? – English pravda.ru

In Pravda‘s most read news story, it focuses on Putin shooting his arrows straight into the bulls’ eyes restoring Russian influence in the Middle East and in the world.

Source: A new option to terrorism, quagmire in Middle East? – English pravda.ru

This strongly nationalistic article talks of Russis defeating ISIS in six to twelve months if Obama does not meddle.

It’s interesting to compare the Pravda article to the much more restrained Russian news agency TASS‘s  article and also the US news agency, NBC that reports that the US is fearful of Russia’s next move following increasing evidence that the Sinai disaster was a terrorist attack.

With the increasing escalation and associated risks, surely it would be preferable to have a strategy approved by the United Nations Security Council?

Thoughts?

TASS: Military & Defense – General Staff: Coordinates of 24 terrorist targets in Syria provided by opposition

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TASS, the Russian news agency reports that the Russian military have established contacts with leaders of the Syrian opposition and field commanders of a number of armed groups.

Source: TASS: Military & Defense – General Staff: Coordinates of 24 terrorist targets in Syria provided by opposition

The article clarifies Russia’s current intervention strategy.

What I found most interesting was the citation attributed to America’s CIA:

According to the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency, the extremist group numbers around 30,000 people. The Iraqi authorities say however it has up to 200,000 gunmen. Among members of the group are citizens of 80 countries, including France, Great Britain, Germany, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, US, Canada, Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Islamic State militants reportedly control up to 40% of the Iraq’s territory and about 50% of the Syrian territory.

Without a clear strategy from the US, Russia or other foreign powers, it’s hard to see a solution in both Syria and Iraq?

Thoughts?