From that previous blog entry further info with links. Thanks to the article by Israel Shamir as found at the Ron Unz review. That title of this blog entry also in part shamelessly stolen form the author.
"Russia and Syria: The Die Is Cast" by Israel Shamir.
"Despite doubts and denials, Russia is about to embark on an ambitious expansion of its Syrian presence, likely to change the game in the war-torn country."
1. "L’armée russe commence à s’engager en Syrie"
Here even with an image of that commander of the Russian military contingent as going to be deployed to Syria? "A native of Tatarstan, General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and Deputy Defence Minister, is familiar with Islam. In addition, it has cracked down on crimes committed by other Russian military in Chechnya and victoriously fought the jihadists of the Islamic Emirate of Ichkeria."
2. "Russian jets in Syrian skies"
"Russia has begun its military intervention in Syria, deploying an aerial contingent to a permanent Syrian base, in order to launch attacks against ISIS and Islamist rebels; US stays silent."
3. "'No Russian jets sent to Syria' - military source on 'expeditionary force' report"
RT a propaganda arm of the Russian government their media as presented for foreign consumption and for the most part well done.
Again, this has the potentiality to be very big indeed! Yet one more participant has entered the already muddled and confusing fray in Syria. And all for the worse too!