Over the last several days, week, and months, it appears that the relationship between the United States and Russia has been sinking by the second. With tensions already at a low since the Cold War, concerning reports are now being released suggesting America’s intention to aid troops in a possible new battle against Russia.
This comes at a time where numerous instances have suggested possibly imminent conflict between Russian forces and the United States, possibly with much of the western world as a whole.
Last week, the Russians relocated missiles which likely have nuclear capabilities towards their border with Poland. This came as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also cancelled a trip to France after French President Francois Hollande accused the Syrian government of committing “war crimes.” Putin’s regime in Russia has typically sided with the Syrians in the conflict, in their hope of combatting ISIS.
Leaked memos recently suggested that Russian officials have also been asked to have relatives living abroad to return to the “motherland,” that being Russia. Some have taken these supposed communications to mean that Russia is planning on or getting ready for some sort of international conflict.
Now, Russian sources have suggested that the Americans will be releasing 9000 ISIS fighters in the hopes of attacking the Russians. These fighters would supposedly be allowed to escape from the city of Mosul, which is the largest city currently under rule of the Islamic State.
There have been about 1000 American and British troops sent to Mosul with the hopes of retaking the city out of the hands of the Islamic State. To support the grounds troops, there is an air presence also which would allow for air strikes if it is later deemed necessary.
A source related to the military in Moscow told “The Star,” “In preparation for the operation in Mosul, US intelligence agencies and Saudi Arabia agreed that before the assault all militants will be offered a safe route to leave the city with their families.” The source added, “More than 9,000 ISIS fighters will be transferred to the eastern regions of Syria to follow a major offensive operation, which involves the capture of Deir ez-Zur and Palmyra.”
Although these claims have not been confirmed, and the validity has been questioned, it may not come as a huge surprise as the Saudis have been accused of aiding ISIS on numerous different occasions. America’s involvement certainly should be questioned in regards to these reports.
(h/t Daily Mail)