This is coolbert:
Consider this to be a significant development in the Syrian Civil War. Very much so. That source for this being the Newsweek article by Elliott Abrams as seen at Freeper.
"Why Is Putin Sending Troops to Syria?"
"Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state."
"According to Western diplomats, a Russian expeditionary force has already arrived in Syria and set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase . . . In the coming weeks thousands of Russian military personnel are set to touch down in Syria, including advisors, instructors, logistics personnel, technical personnel, members of the aerial protection division and the pilots who will operate the aircraft."
"Russian pilots flying combat missions in Syrian skies will definitely change the existing dynamics in the Middle East."
FLYING I MIGHT ASSUME HIND MI-24, FLOGGER MIG-23, ETC. COMBAT GROUND ATTACK CLOSE AIR SUPPORT WARPLANES. AID AND ASSISTANCE TO THE DESPOT ASSAD!
BY HIS FRIENDS YOU SHALL KNOW HIM!! Assad and Putin both!!
AND WHAT EXACTLY DOES DEBKAfile HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ALL THIS? WAIT TILL TOMORROW!
P.S. Elliott Abrams formerly a high-ranking official with the American State Department and a man with obvious contacts at the highest echelons of government.