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US Strikes Kill 100 Russian Fighters In Syria
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Following up to last night's bombshell report that at least two Russian mercenary fighters in Syria had been killed by US-led coalition forces, this morning Bloomberg is out with an exclusive, according to which the body count is far greater than had been disclosed: U.S. forces reportedly killed "scores" of Russian contract soldiers in Syria last week "in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War" Bloomberg reported.

According to the unnamed US and Russian sources, "more than 200 mercenaries, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base and refinery held by U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region" In terms of total body count, the U.S. official put the death toll at about 100, with 200 to 300 injured.

A few caveats: the Russian operation was not officially mandated, and the assault "may have been a rogue operation, underscoring the complexity of a conflict that started as a domestic crackdown only to morph into a proxy war involving Islamic extremists, stateless Kurds and regional powers Iran, Turkey and now Israel."

In a bizarre deflection of responsibility, Russia’s military not only did not demand an explanation from the US for the deaths, but said it had nothing to do with the attack and the U.S. military accepted the claim. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called the whole thing “perplexing,” but provided no further details.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1...iers-syria
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Uh oh Doomed

Pinning!
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Im a child of the 80's. When and why the hell do we care about russians and hold their lives and values and Putin as some kind of demigod? Did I miss something in the last 20 years?
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Top off your survival supplies !! Scream1
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(02-13-2018, 12:47 PM)CaptRandom Wrote: Im a child of the 80's.   When and why the hell do we care about russians and hold their lives and values and Putin as some kind of demigod?   Did I miss something in the last 20 years?

Is this post an example of your randomness? Scratchinghead
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(02-13-2018, 01:23 PM)Talon Wrote:
(02-13-2018, 12:47 PM)CaptRandom Wrote: Im a child of the 80's.   When and why the hell do we care about russians and hold their lives and values and Putin as some kind of demigod?   Did I miss something in the last 20 years?

Is this post an example of your randomness?   Scratchinghead

pretty much.. give me a few and ill talk about bobbleheads in broadway
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The Wagner Group...

(tons of stories on them) Wiki...

The Wagner Group (Russian: Группа Вагнера, tr. Grupa Vagnera), also known as PMC Wagner, ChVK Wagner, or CHVK Vagner (Russian: ЧВК Вагнер, tr. ChVK Vagner), is a Russian paramilitary organisation. Some have described it as a private military company (or a private military contracting agency), whose contractors have reportedly taken part in various conflicts, including operations in the Syrian Civil War on the side of the Syrian government as well as, from 2014 until 2015, in the War in Donbass in Ukraine aiding the separatist forces of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. Others are of the opinion that ChVK Wagner is really a unit of the Russian Ministry of Defence in disguise, which is used by the Russian government in conflicts where deniability is called for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagner_Group

Other stories links...

https://www.bing.com/search?q=wagner+gro...lang=en-US
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This action was the subject of my post yesterday: https://the-fringe.com/thread-putin_lear..._something

All is not what it seems...
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i think the thread title should reflect the fact that they are MERCENARY fighters ! .... not like they were russian troops

i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOcnSJD1Jiw
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