Israeli security sources claim Quds Force sending hundreds of elite troops in unprecedented cooperation with Russia to save embattled Syrian regime.DAMN IT! When word of the Quds Force Commander heading to meet with Russian officials came out months ago I didn't even consider the possibility of them doing a joint action in Syria.
Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, has sent hundreds of ground soldiers into Syria in the past few days apparently in cooperation with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, said a senior Israeli security official Thursday.
Russia has also recently deployed military assets into Syria and according to the Israeli source, has teamed up with Iran in an unprecedented attempt to protect the embattled regime of Bashar Assad from falling to rebel groups including the Islamic State.
The Israeli source said that Iran's increased military involvement in Syria was "due to Assad's crisis and under Russian-Iranian cooperation as a result of a meeting between Soleimani with Russian President Vladimir Putin," said the Israeli source.
Interesting. I think that Assad will retain power. It also means that the old Russian influence in the region is back. We had two, almost three decades to form alliances, build trust and calm the region.
We failed miserably.
Taking the Russians up on the offer to work together seems like a no brainer...and the only good option left. If we continue down this course then failure is almost guaranteed (if it can't be called failure already).