Behind the walls of the Pentagon lies the most powerful military machine the world has ever known since the days of Imperial Rome. In terms of raw combat power the U.S is unmatched. And its not even close. There is literally no other military on the planet that has the power to actually project threat to every other nation on the globe in the conventional sense.
Now I do not wish to sound melodramatic but I do wish to impress upon you that the United States military has an unprecedented and unparalleled ability to destroy. Numerical superiority, quality of weapon systems, rapid deployability of troops, superior logistical operations, recent and relevant combat experience, and the level of training of individual soldiers and combat units all contribute to the reason why the US military is the most powerful in the world.
But sometimes the world is quick to forget this. We look at the America’s 15 year battle with the Taliban, ISIS, etc and are quick to draw parallel. The truth is most conventional armies are not built and trained to fight urban guerrilla fighters who don’t play fair, and who have the media behind them. If al-Queada wore a uniform, and ISIS didn’t hold citizens as human shields, they will be swiped out in minutes.
Unfortunately some countries are pron to look at the insane political correct way the U.S conducts most of its wars and make make judgements based on that and do stupid things. ,until that is, someone gets hurt.
Unfortunately the Russians found out the hard way. A very costly way to learn a lesson sadly.
Recordings have emerged in which Russian mercenaries subjected to a joint U.S. strike that killed dozens of their comrades describe the incident as “a total fuckup.”
Polygraph.info, a Voice of America project, published three recordings, which it received from a source close to the Kremlin. The source said that the recorded phone calls were made by personnel from CHVK Wagner, a Russian private military company.
7 February 2018.
On the night of 7 February 2018, Syrian government forces, backed by Russian Special Forces troops attempted to capture an oil refinery near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. Now ordinarily this will seem an irrational and risky move, but the Russian President Vladimir Putin has for months unend been proclaiming the invincibility of the Russian military showcasing its latest missile technologies..and hey, Russian military power did roll back ISIS advance and practically save the Assad Regime after all.
So with confidence and bravado the Russians decided to carry out its suicidal move. Now, either out of ignorance, incompetence or both, they failed to take into account U.S military doctrine. Like i said earlier, the U.S cares a great deal about defenses. American troops coming home in body bags is terrible PR, so a lot is invested in defending its forces. Whether out at sea with its Carrier Battle Groups, or in the dunes of the Middle East, U.S forces are saturated with active and passive defenses for defeating threats.
On land the most prominent of its array of early warning systems is its fleet of Reaper and predator drones that can detect approaching threats over vast distances. These drones and integrated together with forces on the ground for coordinated action against adversaries. As such the Russians and Syrians were unaware the Americans have seen their advance from miles out.
After Russian personnel came into contact with American troops stationed there, the U.S. forces responded with a simultaneous artillery and airstrikes.
Polygraph.info transcribed and translated the conversations recorded.
In the first audio clip, a man says, “One squadron fucking lost 200 people…right away, another one lost 10 people…and I don’t know about the third squadron but it got torn up pretty badly, too…. So three squadrons took a beating.”
The man explains that American forced used artillery and helicopter gunships to repel the assault.
“They were all shelling the holy fuck out of it, and our guys didn’t have anything besides the assault rifles…. Nothing at all, I’m not even talking about shoulder-fired SAMs or anything like that…. They tore us to pieces, put us through hell,” he says.
The speaker is also critical of the Russian government’s response to the incident, saying :
“They beat our asses like we were little pieces of shit…but our fucking government will go in reverse now, and nobody will respond or anything and nobody will punish anyone for this.”
“My guys just called me, they are sitting there drinking, many are MIA, it’s a total fuckup, another humiliation…. Nobody gives a fuck about us.”
In a second clip, a man explains that the battle quickly descended into a massacre as the Russians lost all armored support.
“Out of all vehicles only one tank survived and one BRDM (Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle) after the attack, all other BRDMs and tanks were destroyed in the first minutes of the fight, right away.”
In the third clip, a man can be heard explaining the Russian convoy was a few hundred meters away from target when the American forces raised their flag and hit the Russians with a heavy artillery barrage, wiping out the first column instantly. “We got our fucking asses beat rough, the Yankees made their point,” he said. “What were they hoping for, that the Yankees are just going to fuck off?… It’s bullshit, some people can’t even be fucking ID’ed, too many people there.”
In another of the clips, a man claims, “There are about 215 fucking killed” on the Russian side.
It has been reported that up to 300 Russians may have died in the strikes. The Kremlin initially denied all reports of Russians being involved in the incident. However, in recent days, Russia’s foreign ministry has acknowledged that “several dozen” Russians were killed or wounded.
A foreign ministry report said, “Russian service members did not take part in any capacity, and Russian equipment was not used.” It said those involved were “Russian citizens” who were in Syria “of their own free will and for different reasons.”