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Contradictory interaction: where did Russia and the United States come after almost seven years of the war in Syria

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Contradictory interaction: where did Russia and the United States come after almost seven years of the war in Syria



The other day, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the final press conference in Vietnam, said that "the military work to eliminate the terrorist center in Syria" is nearing completion. This means that the IS terrorist organization in the Syrian cities is over. But what we have in the bottom line, looking back almost at seven years of fierce fighting with terrorists? Half a million dead among both Alawites and Sunnis. Several million refugees, large-scale destruction of settlements, the restoration of which will take more than 80 billions of dollars and how much time is unknown. Many UNESCO World Heritage sites are lost forever. This is the result of "investments" of Western countries and Sunni monarchies. Such is the price for the “freedom and change” that had to be paid to prevent the next “project of the West”.

The operation to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia is at the final stage. In many ways, this was facilitated by the recent successful actions of government troops, their allies in the east and southeast of Syria. The liberated Meyadin, Deir ez-Zor, Abu Kemal deprived the radical Islamists of power in the last Syrian settlements and finally buried the hopes of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to build a self-proclaimed caliphate.

However, despite all the courage and courage shown in the battles by the Syrian military, it is hardly appropriate today to speak of a complete cessation of hostilities. In Syria, there are still groups of illegal armed groups. However, the fight against the remnants of bandit formations is a matter of time, and the fact that there are no settlements left in the Arab Republic, where Igilovites dominate, is obvious.

At the same time, on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam a fleeting dialogue took place between the heads of Russia and the United States. The conversation of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, which, though passed, is on its feet, has already been recognized by leading news agencies as very important. It is assumed that the short-term meeting of the two leaders demonstrates the readiness for the interaction of the two powers in the fight against international terrorism and gives hope for joint efforts in a political settlement of the Syrian crisis.

Approving the joint statement in Vietnam, the Russian and American leaders came to the conclusion that the conflict in Syria has no military resolution. “The final political settlement of the conflict must be found in the framework of the Geneva process in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 2254,” the joint document says.

At the same time, the question remains as to how conscientiously the American side approaches the implementation of the agreements reached at the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Vietnam. Indeed, in many respects precisely the efforts made by the Western allies laid the foundation for the aggravation of the internal political crisis and its transformation into a full-fledged armed conflict.

The whole scale of the Syrian tragedy has yet to be assessed, but even now, looking back almost seven years ago, it becomes clear that the struggle against the "bad" and "good" terrorists for the USA was given to the Syrians very hard.

According to statistics provided by leading news agencies today, during the years of armed conflict in Syria, 470 thousands of people died, 117 thousands - are considered missing. The population of Syria has decreased by 15 percent and, unfortunately, continues to decrease.

The report of the Syrian Center for Political Studies, published at the beginning of last year, speaks of nearly two million people injured, about 14 millions of unfortunates, deprived of their sources of income. During the fighting, almost half of the Syrians (45%) were refugees who were forced to leave their homes because of the threat to the lives of their loved ones. The figure in 470 thousands of dead in the conflict, the Syrian center cited a year ago.

According to Russian media, Syria has lost a huge number of state and general education institutions: three thousand schools, about 400 hospitals. The number of qualified doctors decreased by 7 thousands of people, and the spread of serious diseases such as cholera, children's paralysis, on the contrary, increased.

Was this what the opponents of the current regime wanted when in March 2011 of the year they went to anti-government rallies demanding cardinal reforms throughout the country and the resignation of Bashar al-Assad? Hopefully not.

As for the external "well-wishers," everything is obvious. The support of the anti-government opposition on the one hand by the governments of Turkey, Israel, Sunni monarchies, and on the other - by Western countries, such as the USA, France, and the United Kingdom, undoubtedly played a decisive role. The desire of the latter at all costs to get rid of the unwanted Assad led to a full-scale armed conflict, the funding of the armed opposition on a permanent basis, and further training of the militants, allegedly to fight terrorists, but in fact with government forces.

As a result, the number of illegal armed groups did not decrease even with the presence of military contingents of foreign countries on the territory of Syria and during the actions of the international coalition led by the Americans. Their number was several dozen, but the contradictions between the militants did not weaken the onslaught against Damascus. In addition, pressure from the West has increased, and the fight against terrorism of the international coalition overnight turned into open confrontation with legitimate authority.

While foreign tabloids accused Damascus of the presence and use of chemical weapons, government troops controlled no more than a fifth of the entire territory of Syria, most of the population, exhausted during the terrible war, lost their homes and their loved ones.

The meaning of the armed conflict in Syria was that it was a tangle of very different interests, ranging from rival IAF groups to foreign allies, among which there were often misunderstandings, to put it mildly. To agree in these conditions is extremely difficult.

And yet, attempts to overcome disagreement are repeated again and again.

Who knows, perhaps the Russian-American statement on paper will initiate practical actions and help “consolidate the cease-fire regime and create conditions for the start of a political process” in practice.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 13 November 2017 06: 41 New
    +3
    Where did they come? The USA came to where they were going .. They got a fig and a hole from a donut. Syria - to destruction and millions of victims and refugees .. And the leaders of the USA and Russia? Well, they shook hands ..
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 13 November 2017 07: 11 New
      +5
      Quote: 210ox
      destruction and millions of victims

      The opposition, criticizing, must offer the best. And if this is just "non-pontovoy basling" - then this is POPAZIATION!
      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 13 November 2017 08: 49 New
        +4
        Was this what the opponents of the current regime wanted when in March 2011 of the year they went to anti-government rallies demanding cardinal reforms throughout the country and the resignation of Bashar al-Assad?

        A) We wanted to cancel state of emergency in syria 48 years (unprecedented record in history)

        B) Here is a developed, progressive, educated and modern society - the result of the 50-year rule of the Assad family. As soon as the central government weakened, the Syrians ran to cut off each other’s heads and put them on the stakes.
        1. Stirbjorn
          Stirbjorn 13 November 2017 09: 19 New
          +1
          Quote: Santa Fe
          Such a developed, progressive, educated and modern society is the result of the 50-year rule of the Assad family. As soon as the central government weakened, the Syrians ran to cut off each other's heads and put them on stakes

          well, our bakers also believe that the October Revolution of 1917 was the result of the actions of the German government, Jewish bankers, Masonic lodges or someone else, and not at all their leadership - like before the revolution, there was grace ... Assad had no army left - the main striking forces are Lebanese Hezbollah and Afghan Fatemiyun, and, accordingly, the influence of Iran on them, and not Assad at all hi
        2. turbris
          turbris 15 November 2017 20: 32 New
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          In general, it was the style of government in many Arab countries and the state of emergency did not greatly affect material well-being. Yes, there were dictators in power and this ensured central power in all regions. Then someone began to impose "democracy" and the Arabs decided that it was necessary to overthrow the ruling dynasties - the result is known.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 13 November 2017 12: 46 New
      +3
      Quote: 210ox
      Where did they come? The USA came to where they were going .. They got a fig and a hole from a donut. Syria - to destruction and millions of victims and refugees .. And the leaders of the USA and Russia? Well, they shook hands ..

      Something you completely simplified the results of the leaders of the United States and Russia lol It is necessary to look "shirshe" Trump, upon his arrival in the United States, said that it was necessary to have good relations with Moscow, and only doo.raki did not understand this. Why would there be such enlightenment? The mattresses understand that having now settled the situation in Syria, Russia will begin to methodically resolve the Urkain issue, as a result of which the mattresses are again and indicatively poked into their own shit. In this case, the reputation of the United States will be undermined completely. both of these projects were directed and carried out with American money, which, without giving the expected result, brought the allies only losses, without the possibility of compensating them.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 13 November 2017 06: 47 New
    +4
    Who knows, perhaps the Russian-American statement on paper will initiate practical actions and help “consolidate the cease-fire regime and create conditions for the start of a political process” in practice.


    Dreams of a romantic ...
    those who unleashed the war of terror in SYRIA only understand the language of force never before has good triumphed over evil by substituting the right or left cheek for a blow ... always first you had to knock out the enemy so that he asked for negotiations ... this must be clearly understood when dealing with American cowboys in politics.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 13 November 2017 10: 53 New
      +7
      At the same time, the question remains open as to how conscientiously the American side will approach the implementation of the agreements reached at the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Vietnam.

      What's not clear? If the United States is allowed directly or indirectly to a political settlement in Syria, then we can safely wait for an endless talking shop in the spirit of the Minsk agreements on Donbass. negative
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  4. high
    high 13 November 2017 12: 23 New
    0
    The document, presented by the UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), clearly identifies that the Assad regime is responsible for killing dozens of people as a result of the deadly gas in Khan Shaykhun. The report provides further evidence both that the Syrian regime continues to possess deadly chemical weapons and that it remains willing to use them.
    1. alex-cn
      alex-cn 13 November 2017 12: 49 New
      +1
      What then to do with the joint statements of the OPCW and the "guarantors" about the complete destruction of chemical weapons by the Syrian government? so your application is by no means in a barrel for your sponsors ...
    2. Antianglosax
      Antianglosax 13 November 2017 12: 53 New
      +3
      Quote: alta
      The document, presented by the UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), clearly identifies that the Assad regime is responsible for killing dozens of people as a result of the deadly gas in Khan Shaykhun. The report provides further evidence both that the Syrian regime continues to possess deadly chemical weapons and that it remains willing to use them.

      If the "Assad regime" in your message is changed to "Israeli regime" or "American regime", then everyone would believe the document. And so this is nonsense for internal Anglo-Zionist consumption, which is not worth a penny. Why is this enchanting lie here - it is not clear ...
  5. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 13 November 2017 14: 28 New
    0
    Among the gentlemen, it is customary to take their word for it ... ... "As soon as Putin declared his innocence, Mueller immediately decided to wind down the investigation." http://inosmi.ru/politic/20171113/240748684.html
  6. HEATHER
    HEATHER 13 November 2017 18: 47 New
    +1
    It reminds me of something.
  7. iouris
    iouris 14 November 2017 01: 46 New
    +1
    How many generals have already died as a result of "interaction"? You can interact with the United States only in matters of establishing a political regime loyal to the United States.
  8. Wolka
    Wolka 14 November 2017 05: 57 New
    0
    one way or another, but Russia should not "provide a" decent "exit for the Yankees and their coalition from Syria ...
  9. Div Divich
    Div Divich 17 November 2017 20: 00 New
    0
    Trump's behavior has shown that he is not a leader, but only one of many particles of the US government. There, the collective management of the country, management is carried out by the top authorities, consisting of many people. So negotiating with Trump is an empty matter, he will only submit it for discussion, and the decision will be taken collectively. To conclude agreements, you need motivation, in other words, benefits.

    Now it is not profitable for the United States to leave Syria, they will want to skim the cream if possible.