“In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter,” said Vladimir Putin recently on CBS ’60 Minutes’.
I agree. He was speaking of those ‘illegal structures’ that the US is training and arming in Syria to fight the legitimate government of that country, oh, and ISIS as well of course, secondarily. Those same US trained and armed illegal structures that recently had their first fight and apparently got themselves butchered by Al Nusra fighters (an Al Qaeda affiliate), and in their second ‘battle’ defected to Al Nusra complete with their US weapons. Excuse me while I just suppress a little guffaw and titter. Yet another typical US military success. See: US-trained Syria rebels gave ammo, equipment to Al Qaeda group, Pentagon confirms
Now we hear that as well as the assistance that Russia and Iran is giving to Syria, China has also sent ‘military advisers’. Fair enough. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander (I’m not sure of the appropriateness of that old saying in this instance but I think you get my meaning). The US has ‘military advisers’ in about two thirds of all countries, so for China to send some to Syria, followed up by further troops (just like the US does), is OK by me.
This post inspired by the RT article: China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’
Photo: Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. © Wikipedia
Here is a thought: Wouldn’t it be very embarrassing if the Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, Syria coalition were to defeat ISIS and all of the other terrorist groups afflicting Syria & Iraq, independently and without assistance from the West?
I just wonder if that isn’t maybe why there is a very recent softening of rhetoric and positioning from the Western nations (including obedient US lapdog, Australia) towards the Assad regime in Syria. After all, it doesn’t hurt to hedge your bets for being on the winning side. See also: http://on.rt.com/6s9t