Spy on the "Admiral Kuznetsov." Disadvantages of a new type of power in the USA
The US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol anti-submarine aircraft made a reconnaissance flight on Thursday to the deployment area of the naval aircraft carrier group of the Russian Navy, which includes the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier, in the eastern Mediterranean between Cyprus and Syria, according to Western sites tracking military movements aviation. According to them, an American aircraft with tail number 168858, flying from Sigonella airbase in Sicily, is currently actively monitoring the actions of the Russian ship group, making circular flights at an altitude of 6,4 thousand meters 60-80 km from the coast of Syria.
According to US military sources, carrier-based fighter aircraft Su-33 and Mig-29K, which are based on ammunition, have already begun flying over the territory of Syria. While they have not yet participated in hostilities, however, as noted by the Pentagon, "there are signs that the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier-based aircraft will be part of the larger combined forces that will be involved in operations in the Syrian city of Aleppo this week."
Meanwhile in our Ministry of Defense have already announced the direct participation of a group led by Kuzey in the operation to liberate Aleppo. Despite the fact that today they are again talking about the effectiveness of humanitarian pauses and their possible introduction, to free the city from terrorists is really only by storm. Nevertheless, the Pentagon reacts to both variants of the development of events (humanitarian pause and assault) equally dissatisfied. This proves not only a predetermined attitude to the presence of Russia in Syria in general, but also to the fact that the Pentagon has its own line, which differs from the diplomatic Washington.
No wonder today the media wrote about the different rhetoric of Trump and the special services. Each on its own wave, and each has its own function. Unfortunately, we have to admit that the trend with Obama dancing speaks about the high media role of the president, but how much he actually determines the international direction is to be learned from the US actions in the Middle East. The absence of real presidential powers is possible not only under the new administration, but has already been demonstrated under the White House’s 44 head.
Today, everything is proved by the lack of influence of the president on the decisions of at least the Congress. What are the only discrepancies under the law on 11 September, which painfully hit the image of Saudi Arabia.
Of course, it is too early to say that the president elected yesterday can immediately begin to determine the actions of the military. The main thing is that his team, which formed the pre-election line, does not disagree with the rest of the US legislative and executive bodies. Of course, it is unlikely that Moscow would send such a serious group to the shores of Syria, not knowing that all this would not be noticed by the States.
The operation of the shock group for the liberation of Aleppo was to begin this week. And even if American planes continue their observation flights, they will not be able to interfere with the design of the Russian HQs. Only two questions remain: will it be possible to avoid civilian casualties, and will Russia be able to reverse the utterly biased attitude to military actions in Syria by this operation?
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