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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Dec 6, 2015 at 21:28

I'm surprized you haven't done your homework here; I expect better of you.

"(ISIS) are in no position to be making bargains with Russia."

ISIS has tremendous leverage in the Caucasus -- which includes the ability to wreak havoc in Moscow and other cities via Caucasian Muslims. "

Who needs to do homework?

https://www.rt.com/politics/318917-isis-against-russia-kadyrov/

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ramzan-kadyrov-chechen-leader-promises-revenge-isis-after-russian-citizen-beheaded-1531743

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/02/putin-should-unleash-chechen-troops-on-isis-says-regions-president

"...Not because the US physically could not do it - but it was hamstrung by politics and having to adhere to the Geneva convention".."

The statement is correct. If the USA did not abide by any conventions of war - it could have totally destroyed North Vietnam.

"Russia has already systematically leveled Raqqa, a city of 200,000:"

Raqqa still stands - so that was an exaggeration.

"To his defense, the Syrians also fly Russian aircraft, and they have a history of straying over Turkish airspace."

Don't they fly with transponders on to identify themselves to friend and foe ? Except on stealth missions. I bet they knew they were Russian. They do now - and are going to be careful to check next time.

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