Russian SU-57s in Syria

From Moon of Alabama:

The Syrian government and its allies decided to finally liberate east-Ghouta from the grip of the Takfiri terrorists. Some 25,000 government troops are assembling now and preparatory artillery fire and aerial bombing has begun. The Syrian air force dropped leaflets to point anyone who wants to leave the area to designated humanitarian crossing points…

The real assault on east-Ghouta has not even started and the “western” governments and media are already waging a full fledged campaign against it. But neither Syria nor its allies will allow the further existence of this al-Qaeda enclave…

Russia has flown ten additional fighter planes to Syria, including two of its brand new Su-57s (vid), and further upped its air defenses to prevent any surprises from the U.S. or any other side.

From the comments:

While the US has been wasting billions of dollars on the long-delayed development of the F-35 stealth jet fighter, even to the point of fielding large numbers of faulty pre-production prototypes, the Russians have developed the superior Su-57 stealth aircraft. The Su-57 has a ranger of nearly 3,500 miles and a top speed of around 1,500 miles per hour. The fighter’s cannon is also a much-talked-about feature, capable of a fire rate of 1,800 rounds per minute, which Russia claims is the “best such performance for this type of weapon around.” The Russian plane (unlike the F-35) has two engines, thrust vectoring, a top speed exceeding Mach 2 and super maneuverability…

The Sukhoi Su-57 entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces in February. The state tests for the initial version have ended and the first two Su-57s were commissioned for trial operation.

From Moon of Alabama:

Last night the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2401 demanding a 30 day ceasefire in all of Syria…

The ceasefire does not apply to Al-Qaeda, ISIS and associated terrorist groups. The war against them will continue…

The Syrian Arab Army ground attack to liberate these and other parts of east-Ghouta began today, only hours after the resolution was adopted. It is already making good progress…

Last year the U.S. destroyed Raqqa with more than 31,000 artillery rounds and a large air campaign and killed more than 3,200 civilians. It even destroyed the water pipeline to Raqqa that supplied the inhabitants of the city – a clear war crime. Back then the UN requested a ceasefire to evacuate civilians. The U.S. rejected that out of hand. It later let the remaining Islamic State fighters escape from Raqqa and is now retraining them for further attacks on the Syrian state…

The Kurdish YPG, which is defending Afrin against the Turkish onslaught, is not an internationally recognized terrorist group. Thus Turkey is now under pressure to stop or end its campaign.

From the comments:


This is a known “playbook”. (for SAA) Attack, divide and split into various isolated groups, Offer reconciliation or a bus to Idlib to each one, Depending on reply, solve or rinse and repeat.

Led by their 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Al-Nashabiyah area of the East Ghouta, seizing several points around the Air Defense Battalion, while advancing in the direction of Hazrama and Tal Farzat.

Should the Syrian Army capture the strategic hilltop of Tal Farzat, they will ultimately have fire control over Al-Nashabiyah…

There’s a huge disconnect between the words of the resolution and the words coming from the liars in the U.S. government.

This entry was posted in Military Disasters and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s