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Old Dec 12th 2016, 03:02 PM
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The Special Operations Forces (SOF) are a new, super-elite unit of the Russian military. They are made up of the best, brightest, and toughest of the Spetsnaz, which, of course, is already one of the world's top elite fighting forces. Their formation was announced not long before the retaking of Crimea, and there is speculation they may have played a role in this, and in the subsequent conflict in the Donbass. Nobody knows for sure. Nobody has ever even seen the SOF in action, since they operate in total secrecy.

Until now.

Yesterday, on his Sunday news/propaganda (it is really more the latter, one must admit) show, on the Russia1 state TV channel, the Kremlin's own mouthpiece, Dmitry Kiselyov, showed us a segment on the SOF, for the first time, ever


We are shown SOF snipers hard at work, taking out ISIS and other scum out there


The fighters, necer revealing their faces or any personal information, also talk about the aforementioned secrecy they all operate and live under. A SOF squad commander back on base in Russia, shown in first image talking to Kiselyov's reporter, mentions that even his own wife does not know where he is at any given moment, he is not allowed to share that with her.

Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgkRcwxidbE

My respect to our Motherland's best warriors. Good to see they also seem to possess the best weapons, gear, and equipment, fitting their status
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Old Dec 13th 2016, 04:57 AM
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The Special Operations Forces (SOF) are a new, super-elite unit of the Russian military. They are made up of the best, brightest, and toughest of the Spetsnaz, which, of course, is already one of the world's top elite fighting forces. Their formation was announced not long before the retaking of Crimea, and there is speculation they may have played a role in this, and in the subsequent conflict in the Donbass. Nobody knows for sure. Nobody has ever even seen the SOF in action, since they operate in total secrecy.

Until now.

Yesterday, on his Sunday news/propaganda (it is really more the latter, one must admit) show, on the Russia1 state TV channel, the Kremlin's own mouthpiece, Dmitry Kiselyov, showed us a segment on the SOF, for the first time, ever


We are shown SOF snipers hard at work, taking out ISIS and other scum out there


The fighters, never revealing their faces or any personal information, also talk about the aforementioned secrecy they all operate and live under. A SOF squad commander back on base in Russia, shown in first image talking to Kiselyov's reporter, mentions that even his own wife does not know where he is at any given moment, he is not allowed to share that with her.

Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgkRcwxidbE

My respect to our Motherland's best warriors. Good to see they also seem to possess the best weapons, gear, and equipment, fitting their status
The Taliban and other Mid-Eastern homeboys have already seen the Russian and US elite special forces in action, backed up by tanks and attack helicopters.

But if the Russian and US special forces go head to head it will be a much fairer fight, and one side or the other might be able to at least win a decision if not a knock-out, and be declared World Champions.
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Old Dec 13th 2016, 09:08 PM
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But if the Russian and US special forces go head to head it will be a much fairer fight, and one side or the other might be able to at least win a decision if not a knock-out, and be declared World Champions.
Indeed, that would be something, but footage/info about it is unlikely to become available, if such an event were to occur.
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Old Dec 13th 2016, 11:50 PM
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Indeed, that would be something, but footage/info about it is unlikely to become available, if such an event were to occur.
It has happened, Spetsnaz vs. Green Berets, Spetsnaz won, narrowly, watch here: http://onwatchseries.to/episode/dead...ior_s1_e6.html



American TV... What kind of a former Spetsnaz man would be named "Sonny"... I cannot think of any nation in ex-USSR who would have a name like that. So fake... But, still, Spetsnaz won, that is good
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Are they the ones executing children in Aleppo?
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Are they the ones executing children in Aleppo?
Did CNN or BBC tell you that? lol
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Did CNN or BBC tell you that? lol
Primary sources.

And no, I don't think it's the Russians, or that rebels don't commit atrocities too, but can we be not pollyannish about what's going on in Syria?
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