Are we seeing World War 3 shaping up in the Mideast? Things are getting extremely interesting as Russia’s military intervention in Syria has expanded radically in two directions. According to reports, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that China sent word to Moscow Friday, Oct. 2, that J-15 fighter bombers would shortly join the Russian air campaign that was launched Wednesday. F-22A Raptors belonging to the 199th Fighter Squadron, which is part of the 154th Wing of the Hawaiian Air National Guard have been deployed to the Middle East yesterday.

Along with this Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and Russia is calling up 150,000 Military reserves to enter the conflict in Syria as well.  According to a recent report Iraq may be in the cross-hairs in the coming days as Baghdad has moreover offered Moscow an air base for targeting the Islamic State now occupying large swathes of Iraqi territory Russia’s military intervention in Syria has five additional participants: China, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hizballah. The J-15 warplanes will take off from the Chinese Liaoning-CV-16 aircraft carrier, which reached Syrian shores on Sept. 26 . So we are now seeing Russia, Syria, Iran and now China all coming together in the Middle East leaving Israel and America on the sidelines watching intently.