From Fort Russ
October 6th, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
Russian operation in Syria started less than a week ago, but the first results are in. Losses of terrorists number in the thousands, infrastructure is destroyed, and in addition, Russia has shown the entire world who are the sponsors of global terrorism, say the experts to Накануне.RU.
The military operation of Russian troops in Syria against ISIL militants started less than a week ago, however, even in that short time happened a number of landmark events. First of all, we are talking about a joint statement by the seven countries – France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UK and the USA, that they are concerned about the strengthening of Russia in the region. A number of countries, primarily the USA, has made some pretty aggressive statements about the Russian mission in Syria.
“It is early to make conclusions, but the emphasis is clear. Here’s the point: in fact, all the statements of the USA have confirmed that ISIL is a nonstructural subdivision of that country. This terrorist army was created in order to bypassing resistance forces (particularly nuclear forces) to conduct operations in different places of the globe. As soon as the Russian air force began to inflict serious blows, Americans threw a tantrum first, because ISIL militants appealed for help. When we intervened, U.S. actions have shown who provides the “cover” and who needs this terrorist cancer. The whole world saw the face of global sponsors of terror and saw that a coalition led by the United States – is a sham on the backdrop of the world stage,” commented to Накануне.RU military expert, Colonel Alexander Zhilin.
He noted that up to this point, ISIL’s advance in Iraq and Syria was due largely to the fact that no one put up resistance to the fighters , and they had at their disposal the American space, intelligence, and military-technical exploration. Even the official missions of the anti-ISIL coalition resembled a simulation, striking insignificant targets, or the desert. Amid last week’s events efforts of the American pilots in the fight against terrorism look laughable, when the raids took out two ISIL excavators.
A separate reason for the aggressive reaction from the U.S. was the unexpectedly high technical level of the Russian units.
“I’ll give you one example. More than 50 aircraft were transported to Syria. More than 2 thousand people transported via transport aircraft. And not one of the vaunted NATO radars in Turkey, Bulgaria and other countries could record it. Today, the Americans don’t see our guys working. We have developed such a system of technical cover that the Pentagon is just going crazy – we can see them, but they can not see us. It is clear that all their plans had failed,” – explains the expert.
Meanwhile, the pilots strictly follow the order of President Putin, who, while in New York, proposed to divide the Middle East sky into sectors of control. The incident with the Israeli pilots who were pushed out of their zone by the Russian pilots, demonstrated this is unambiguously.
“We showed seriousness of intentions, meanwhile, there is no perfidy, we alerted everyone, including Netanyahu, Americans, etc. It seems to me that our “partners” think that Russia will wind snot on a fist. No, that time is over. The level of the work of our crews is just a total shock for the Americans. 500-kg bomb, released from a height of 5 thousand meters flies into a window of a bunker. It’s inconceivable. I’d say we put up a good show for everyone, when the crews are working like clockwork”, – said Zhilin.
Another result of the first week of bombings of militants – the world has been convincingly shown that Russia has high-tech precision weapons, moreover, is able to professionally use it.
As for the losses of militants, as a result of Russian air strikes, even the “conservative” figures for such a short time are very impressive. Zhilin cited figures of the Israeli and American intelligence, citing his own sources. According to these data, during the first five days of the operation more than 2,173 fighters were liquidated. Against the background of repeated statements by Barack Obama about the “inefficiency” of the Russian military-space forces, these figures may be understated.
According to political analyst, Professor Igor Panarin, by October 5, the number of killed, wounded, missing and deserted is 9,389 people. The expert explains this avalanche by the number of deserters – about half of the total numbers, “deserters fleeing to Iraq, Turkey, Jordan”.
“The fact that they run in all directions showed one more thing – they are not fighters for Islam. They are the usual smelly mercenaries who are fighting for money. People will die for faith, but for those who are fighting for money, it makes no sense to die,” – says Zhilin.
Among the destroyed infrastructure Panarin named 13 command control posts, 10 ammunition depos, five training camps, five fuel depots, five communication nodes, disguised terrorist base, the center of special training of militants, a field ammunition depot, four mini-factories on manufacture of armaments. In addition, a number of armored vehicles and weapons systems were destroyed– 19 T-55 tanks, 19 BMP, 18 armored personnel carriers, four MLRS, three artillery guns and 16 vehicles.
And another important point that should be emphasized. Western propaganda linked the first raid with the death of children and civilians.
“Russia is the only country in the world whose soldiers are held responsible for military action while abroad. Means of objective control, installed on the aircraft monitor the actions of the crews, including striking of targets. Our country is committed to it in principle, while all the other countries, and NATO and the US in particular, give its military a free hand and do not punish even for “dismemberment”. These scoundrels have no business to blame us for anything regarding the military”, – said Alexander Zhilin.