The Russian Federation is on the political offensive in the Middle East after remaining uncharacteristically silent during the last four years of the Arab Spring (2011-present); however, they are not selling any-kind of diplomatic commodity, they are guaranteeing security and stability with the offer of military assistance against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

Syria was the first to accept the Russians offer of military assistance against ISIS and now, the Iraqi Government has called upon Russia to fulfill this militaristic endeavor that includes the destruction of the terrorist group and the restoration of their sovereignty.

The U.S. led “Anti-ISIS Coalition” has been ineffective in obstructing the growth of the terrorist group in both Syria and Iraq; but this has not stopped the Iraqi Armed Forces from recapturing large chunks of territory, while the foreign air forces bombarding ISIS take credit for their progress.

According to an intelligence source in Damascus, a half dozen Russian military advisors flew into Baghdad to meet with Iraqi officials on Tuesday morning; this meeting was setup to discuss future coordination with the Iraqi Armed Forces and the use of Iraq’s vast airspace.

Iraq is imperative to Russia’s fight against ISIS due to its geographical location; without Iraqi coordination, Russia’s airstrikes in eastern Syria would be limited due to their inability to target the terrorist group along Iraq’s wide-open highways.

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