Prettiest thing you’ll see on the internet today, right here. As coalition efforts ramp up in retaliation to the ISIS-orchestrated terror attack in Paris last week, Russian president Vlad Putin vowed to get involved as well, saying “To forgive the terrorist is up to God, but to send them to Him is up to me.”
Really appreciate the solidarity here, Putin. And if these Russian Su-34 bombers raining down hell on ISIS controlled oil facilities in Syria is any indication of what Russia is bringing to the table in the war against terror, then I’m encouraging it to the fullest.
Sputnik News reports on Russia’s involvement:
Russian Su-34 bombers have launched strikes on ISIL-controlled oil facilities, Russia’s General Staff said Wednesday.
About 500 terrorists’ fuel trucks that had been illegally transporting oil from Syria to Iraq were destroyed by Russian aviation in a few days, Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said.
“Just in the first few days, [Russian] aviation destroyed about 500 fuel tankers. This greatly hampered the militants’ possibility to illegally export energy resources and, accordingly, their income from oil smuggling.”
“I want to emphasize that today a decision was made, according to which Russian combat aircraft launched a so-called ‘free hunt’ mission targeting convoys of road tankers transporting oil products belonging to terrorists in areas controlled by ISIL.”
“In order to improve the efficiency of detection of terrorist facilities and to ensure the precision of determining their coordinates, we have stepped up all methods of intelligence gathering in the Middle East, including satellite reconnaissance.”
An open season, in other words, on ISIS. Hell yeah, Russia! I like how you think. More of this please.
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