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On the threshold of war


The United States ceased cooperation with Russia on Syria. One can only guess where this decision will lead in the distant future, but some moments are clear now: an escalation of the Syrian conflict is inevitable, and the indirect war between Moscow and Washington takes on real shape.

It is worth noting that Russian-US cooperation on the Syrian issue actually ceased even before the official statement of State Department spokesman John Kirby, made on Monday. In fact, the starting point of the stagnation of bilateral contacts was the bombing of the so-called "anti-Igilov" coalition, led by the United States with the positions of the SAR army, which killed 62 servicemen.

The current attacks on Russia, ostensibly not in compliance with its obligations, appear to be not a very successful attempt by Washington to shift from a sick head to a healthy one and to justify its own failed campaign against terrorist groups. Recall that, invading two years ago in violation of all norms of international law in Syria, the States declared war on the Islamic radicals who invaded the territory of the Arab state. Even then it was clear that a crusade against terrorists was nothing more than a cover for military intervention aimed at overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Making a bet on the “moderate opposition” units, acting hand in hand with the “Islamic State” and “Dzhebhat an Nusroy” (the activities of both terrorist organizations are prohibited in Russia), the Americans hoped that the militants would succeed in destroying the current government. The fact that the aforementioned criminal groups coordinated their actions with the West is testified to, among other things, by the substantial strengthening of their positions during the year of the coalition operation.

However, the intervention of Moscow in the conflict and the successful actions of the Russian videoconferencing, aimed at the destruction of extremists in the region, prevented the United States from fully implementing its plans.

Nowadays, overseas, they finally realized that the armed forces under their control are not coping with the task set under the onslaught of the Syrian troops, and the anti-Russian propaganda unleashed in the Western media and numerous provocations do not bring the proper result.

In this situation, a demonstrative cessation of cooperation with the Russian side may be a prerequisite for the United States to more actively support the “moderate” opposition and, consequently, terrorist organizations. After getting rid of the shackles of a diplomatic settlement, Washington can begin full-fledged deliveries of lethal weapons, primarily various air defense systems, to its Islamic radical partners, as well as inflict air strikes on official Damascus positions.

It is not excluded that the States expect to start a mediated war with Moscow on the territory of the SAR by the hands of militants. I remember a recent statement by the same John Kirby, in which he predicts terrorist attacks in Russian cities and military aircraft shot down in Syria.

In principle, all the prerequisites for such a scenario are there, and it is perplexing to shrug and complain about the merger of opposition fighters with terrorist formations that the inhabitants of the White House can do like no other. Moscow, in turn, is ready to adequately respond to any change in the situation and continue fighting against the terrorists, under whose “roof” they may be.

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      1. dumpy15
        dumpy15 7 October 2016 13: 26
        Is this the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)?
  2. svp67
    svp67 7 October 2016 05: 48
    The United States has ceased cooperation with Russia on Syria.
    Not true. The USA DID NOT STOP cooperating with Russia, they partially suspended it, and since there were contacts between our diplomats and the military, they continue.
    On the threshold of war
    - without a doubt. Moreover, we have already stepped over it and are on the territory of war. I am sure that after some time there will be stories about the "quiet war" of the special forces during this period. It is clear that it is not very profitable for the Americans to start this war openly, after all, Obama is a Nobel laureate, but he has already shown that he is a weak "leader" who does not lead, but himself follows others ... so everything is possible.
  3. EvgNik
    EvgNik 7 October 2016 05: 58
    The United States has ceased cooperation with Russia on Syria.

    And they once cooperated with Russia? Signing papers is not a collaboration yet.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 October 2016 07: 46
    Only the lazy have not yet written that we are on the verge of war.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 7 October 2016 08: 16
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Only the lazy have not yet written that we are on the verge of war.

      then this is me ... winked
  5. dep071
    dep071 7 October 2016 14: 19
    How can I draw conclusions by watching TV))) and reading similar articles. Sources of information are not the most truthful, to put it mildly, the pursuit of sensation. If you count the wars with the states, can we start in 1945 ???? World war is also going on in the economy, industry, etc., where we win, it is difficult to predict. If only all fittings will move. angry
  6. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 7 October 2016 20: 28
    Is it possible to ban the indefatigable mig-29 for off-topic comments? Where are our good old cons?
  7. iouris
    iouris 8 October 2016 14: 00
    It’s just that cooperation in Syria is impossible, because for Moscow the preservation of the state of Syria is a matter of self-preservation, but for the United States, on the contrary.
  8. Karabas
    Karabas 9 October 2016 11: 25
    At the very beginning of the operation of our Aerospace Forces in Syria, it was clear that an "Afghan" scenario was being prepared for us. I would like to hope that our military-political elite has enough prudence to avoid this.
  9. water
    water 9 October 2016 23: 04
    It seems that the termination of cooperation with the United States in Syria is more good than bad. I don’t know how anyone has, but I have a very clear understanding of the current moment: we will yield in Syria, the war will come to us.