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Excessive bluster of the General Secretary: Stoltenberg noted the success of the international coalition in Syria

The liberation of the city of Abu-Kemal by the Syrian Arab Army (CAA) drew a line under the struggle against the terrorist group ISIL (organization banned in Russia) in Syria that lasted for six and a half years. Those who contributed to the settlement of the conflict continued to raise many questions in a hurry to try on the laurels of winners.

The day before, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the elimination of ISIS gangs in the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) and Iraq is not the final defeat of the militants. “We need to be prepared for the fact that the fight against ISIS is a generational war. <...> I do not think that we (the forces of the international coalition) will inflict a final victory, although this is an important step if we manage to knock them out of the territories under their control in Iraq and Syria, ”said an official of the alliance.

At the final stage of ousting the ISIL group from the territory of the ATS, Mr. Stoltenberg regularly raised the issue of fighting terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa. A month earlier, the politician came to the conclusion that the military operation of the Russian troops in Syria “only complicated the situation”, without specifying for whom the Russian videoconferencing system brought difficulties. In the same speech, the Secretary General stressed that NATO is monitoring the situation in Libya and is wary of the prospect of a repetition of the Syrian scenario on its territory.

We note, in their statements, where the forces of the international coalition led by the United States in the fight against terrorism play a primary role, the Scandinavian "expert" Stoltenberg is not the only one. After the SAA Abu-Kemal was captured, US Secretary of Defense James Mettis repeated the words of the NATO Secretary General, saying that, despite the successes achieved by the international coalition, "the struggle is not over."

Understanding the situation, the regular duplication by the Western leadership of the learned texts can pursue a number of goals. Obviously, making the activities of the United States and its allies in Syria legal is one of the main tasks of the ongoing propaganda work. In fact, the active promotion of the thesis that the fight against terrorism has not yet been completed is an excellent pretext for leaving US military facilities on the territory of the SAR. A striking example of this is the no-fly zone in the Al-Tanfa region, where the “moderate opposition”, which Washington calls, is being used by American MTRs.

In addition, one cannot disregard the intentions of the Western establishment to seize the moment to build up the NATO presence in Afghanistan, where allies from 2001 continue to defeat terrorism. Mr. Stoltenberg reports that within the framework of the “Resolute Support” mission (the “Strong Support”), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization plans to increase the number of Alliance military personnel in Afghanistan to 13 thousand.

Be that as it may, the build-up of technology and personnel is unlikely to be able to turn the tide. NATO's actions in the Middle East indicate that for the guarantor of world security, the main thing is not victory, but delaying the process.
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 10 November 2017 15: 11
    So the first vysery began about the fact that the United States and the only ISIS winners in Syria ... what was expected. Therefore, the coalition forces in Syria intensified, in order to later crow, we plowed!
    1. Hoc vince
      Hoc vince 10 November 2017 15: 33
      Oak, walnut or bast. We start from the beginning.
    2. esaul
      esaul 10 November 2017 18: 34
      About twenty years ago, while traveling on a bus, he witnessed a monologue of a fairly fellow peasant who declared publicly; "You won’t praise yourself as if you’re sitting on a spit!" This Table, which is a tenberg, reminds me of this little man. lol
  2. Romey
    Romey 10 November 2017 15: 46
    And so it will be. We did the work for them. They win, and to us, at best, a donut hole, the return from Syria of the domestic gang underground with a fair amount of experience and a headache for the special services. And at worst, Port Arthur and Tsushima.
  3. Wolka
    Wolka 10 November 2017 17: 18
    Well, yes the ssykuns will try to squeeze the territory and gain a foothold ...
  4. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 10 November 2017 19: 04
    It would be possible and necessary to drive them out of Syria with a filthy broom, but our authorities, apparently, have a different opinion. Already from the skin they climb and from each iron there is only one message to the Americans - we, they say, make peace inexpressibly lusty, but not on shameful and very enslaving conditions, and you are all for the count, but for the count.
  5. izya top
    izya top 10 November 2017 20: 41
    Trying on the laurels of the winners was hastened by those whose contribution to the resolution of the conflict continues to raise many questions.

  6. Eurodav
    Eurodav 10 November 2017 22: 13
    Quote: NEXUS
    So the first vysery began about the fact that the United States and the only ISIS winners in Syria ... what was expected. Therefore, the coalition forces in Syria intensified, in order to later crow, we plowed!

    As always, to the gesheft! The second front, too, "on time" opened ... assistants at Eve ...
  7. Locksmith
    Locksmith 11 November 2017 00: 03
    Jens Stoltenberg stated

    Well, very reminiscent of ... smile
  8. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 11 November 2017 03: 11
    Historically repeated: "And these same won us?"
  9. Stepan Kudinov
    Stepan Kudinov 12 November 2017 09: 35
    REMEMBER HOW A FLY - WE ARE POWED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 14 November 2017 13: 33
    Everything is as always and nothing new: "... and we plowed ... - said the fly sitting on the horns of a bull." Imagine the picture of the signing of the Act of unconditional surrender of ISIS and the question of the leaders of the gangs to the self-proclaimed coalition: "... and those that also defeated us ..."! The memorable Keitel rolled over in his grave!