by John Galt
March 28, 2016 20:45 ET
While the United States U.S. Army Special forces or Navy SEAL teams would do the same thing this individual did, it is doubtful that THIS administration will give him the credit the individual is due in the war against ISIS unless it served a political purpose.
The name “Denis Tukhmanov” will not appear on Fox News, CNN, ABC, etc.
His name will never be mentioned by the United States State Department, White House, or even allowed to be publicly mentioned by our military public resource officers, although I am sure that there are those in the know who will have respect for what this man did.
Meanwhile, the American people will continue to slumber while a Russian, gasp, yes, a Russian sacrificed his life to save Christians and Muslims to help inflict a crushing blow against the evil forces of ISIS.
So who is Denis Tukhmanov?
Here is a clue from the semi-official news agency RT which did not identify his heroic actions on March 25th:
A Russian Special Operations Forces officer reportedly called a strike onto himself when he was compromised and surrounded by ISIS militants near Palmyra, where a fierce battle between the Syrian army and terrorists is in full swing.
“A Russian special operations forces [SOF] officer was killed near a town of Palmyra while guiding Russian warplanes to IS [previously ISIS/ISIL] targets,” a military source at Russia’s airbase Khmeimim told Interfax news agency on Thursday.
The source added that the special forces operator was on a mission near Palmyra for at least a week, detecting the terrorists’ most important targets and providing coordinates for Russian warplanes to strike.
“The officer died as a hero, calling a strike onto himself after he was compromised and surrounded by terrorists,” the source added.
Other details, including the officer’s identity, have not been disclosed. Previous reports from the battlefield said that the Syrian army is on the verge of retaking Palmyra – a cradle of ancient civilizations and UNESCO world heritage site – which has been held by Islamic State. The ground offensive is supported by Russia’s warplanes, while Russian-made weapons delivered to the Syrian military also help make further advances.
Russian SOF teams have been on the ground in Syria since Russian anti-IS operation started last September. Earlier on Thursday, the chief of the Russian contingent in Syria General Aleksandr Dvornikov told Rossiyskaya Gazeta in a rare interview that special forces operators conduct long-range reconnaissance and act as forward air observers.
“They conduct ground reconnaissance of pre-selected targets for Russian warplanes, assist in targeting warplanes in remote areas and perform other missions.”
The actions taken by this member of the Russian Spetsnaz are no different than those done on a daily basis or American Special Forces operators, except that they operate completely in the dark relative to the greater war on Islamist terrorists compared to U.S. forces who are rendered relatively ineffective compared to the results of the Russians; not due to a lack of valor or bravery but due to the Obama regime’s horrid rules of engagement which favor ISIS.
Just like I would for any U.S. soldier, I shall thank you sir.
Tuhkmanov took a boatload of the son-of-a-bitches with him and the actions he took are an example for all in this fight against the Islamist reign of terror worldwide.