WASHINGTON It’s a nightmare scenario: A military powerhouse with a massive nuclear arsenal, openly aligning itself with Islamic terrorists who are hostile to America and Israel.
That’s exactly the situation today in Syria, as the Russian military coordinates with the world’s number one state sponsor of terror Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah.
The Russian/Iranian alliance is helping to prop up the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. He’d been on the ropes, threatened on all sides by ISIS, al Qaeda and Syrian rebel groups. Then the “Russian Bear” stepped in.
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Russia began air strikes in Syria on behalf of the Assad regime in late September, after a steady military buildup. The buildup began shortly after an Iranian general named Qassam Soleimani paid a visit to Moscow in July.