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Sochi meetings: the Middle East at the feet of Putin

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The November meetings in Sochi may someday be included in history on a par with the Camp David Accords. In fact, both of them in their own time outlined the contours of the new Middle East.

Today, for the first time in 30 years, the United States is behaving cautiously in the Middle East. They can no longer roll into the stone age anyone. Moreover, in recent times they have hardly succeeded in defending their few allies already in the region. Even not every year, and almost every month, the leaders of one or the other countries of the region fly to Russia to the new hegemon of the Middle East and express their respect for him and assure him of eternal friendship.



The hardest thing was to “tame” Turkey. The diplomatic and economic hilling of Ankara lasted for almost ten years. At first she was shown a delicious gingerbread. Then she was convinced of the common interest, and then a series of mistakes by American diplomacy brought the inevitable closer. As a result, three more recently implacable countries, Russia, Iran and Turkey, became partners and co-founders of the new world order in the Middle East, in which the US was left an important but far from the main role.

As soon as the leaders of the Middle East began to believe in the inevitability of the new world order, their apparent attitude towards Moscow also changed.



Egypt after the Arab Spring, in fact, had no choice. After Washington stabbed them in the back, Al-Sisi clearly did not want to go to the US to bow to the new President of the country Abdul-Fattah. Cairo tried to maneuver, tacking between the interests of regional players, until Russia returned to the region in 2015. Then everything went like clockwork. Military contracts, nuclear power plants, equipment, grain, metal. In general, the friendship turned out not only sincere, but also with economic interest.

Qatar had the hardest time deciding on such an important step for him. The country's leadership was aware that the United States would never forgive them. On the other hand, Qatari and American interests completely diverged. Losing the Syrian campaign and winning Trump did not leave Doha no other options. Friendship with Washington meant ruin and collapse. Friendship with Moscow gave hope for peace and prosperity, and Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Tani took the risk.



And won. Today, economic ties between Qatar and Moscow are growing stronger and will soon become strategic. Their LNG "business" ideally complements each other. Moscow can easily serve Qatar’s European customers with gas from the Yamal LNG field, and Doha, in turn, will close Moscow’s obligations to India and other partners in the region. Only business, nothing personal, as the Americans say.

After the Allies jointly managed to defend Qatar (that is, the demarche of Saudi Arabia was not satisfied), the US Middle East fell.

Towards traditionally good relations with Algeria and now Egypt, Russia has every chance of becoming the patron of the new Libyan regime, which very soon can restore the unity of the country under the leadership of General Khalif Belkasim Haftar.



Negotiations with Morocco are already far advanced. Moscow understands the interests of Rabat in Western Sahara and considers them worthy of respect. In turn, the emergence of a very strategic military base in Russia is just a matter of negotiations. I think that today King Mohammed VI has almost no arguments left in order not to conclude a mutually beneficial agreement with Moscow.

Sochi meetings: the Middle East at the feet of Putin


The last nerves of the Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. His troops are still helping the "legitimate" President of Yemen, Hadi and the royal Saudi army to bring "order" in this country. Meanwhile, he himself went to Sochi the other day to pay his respects to the new hegemon and to invite him to build a Russian military base in his country that would protect him from possible aggression on the part of you know who. But at the same time, he does not mind building a Russian nuclear plant.

And in general, he is a fan of Russia from time immemorial, if someone does not know.



And what could he do if even the “great” king of Saudi Arabia Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz Al Saud once for all torn off his “loin” part from the throne and went on a historic visit to Moscow to witness to his friend and brother Vladimir the lowest respect.

For statistics, let us recall the “eternal” ally of Russia in the region of Syria and, finally, a fully defined Iraq. Now this, together with Iran, is the so-called “Shiite arc”, which is very frightening for Israel. The Shiite arc in the hands of Moscow is the best argument for Tel Aviv to negotiate before it is too late. Otherwise, Syria may recall that the Golan Heights once belonged to them.

So, we see that the Middle East for 2017 year, as a kaleidoscope, re-assembled in a new picture. The United States is still present in it, but Russia occupied the background, and the main place in the mosaic. If someone had said this at least two and a half years ago, she really would not have believed it. I did not believe that everything can happen quickly. But here I must say thanks to the United States and their internal quarrel. Without it, obviously, the process would be delayed in time.
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  1. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 27 November 2017 10: 16 New
    +4
    Syria has never forgotten about the Golan Heights. It’s not possible to turn them back now, either because of the hard won and the political plan. This is a knot that will not be cut for a long time. But sooner or later Israel will give them all the same. Better of course earlier, and voluntarily. The article is of course with irony, but the successes of our diplomacy are obvious. There would be such in the domestic situation, especially in the economy, and patriotic education. As you know, Russia has always been ruined from the inside.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 27 November 2017 10: 25 New
      +3
      Quote: Mar. Tira
      Syria has never forgotten about the Golan Heights. It’s not possible to turn them back now, either because of the hard won and the political plan. This is a knot that will not be cut for a long time. But sooner or later Israel will give them all the same. Better of course earlier, and voluntarily.

      Why would Israel give them away?
      A very unstable country with which he has been at war since 1948.
      The shelling of Israeli settlements from the Golan Heights was carried out by the Syrians from 1948 to 1967. During the Six Day War, Israel occupied them.
      Of course, you can give them in exchange for peace. How they gave Sinai for a peace agreement with Egypt or the fellow countryman of Jordan on the same principle.
      The problem is that Syria is not a stable state, a peace agreement can be revised as a result of another coup or civil war and then they will have to be conquered for the same reason as in 1967. And who needs extra blood?
      1. andj61
        andj61 27 November 2017 10: 57 New
        +3
        Quote: Krasnodar
        Quote: Mar. Tira
        Syria has never forgotten about the Golan Heights. It’s not possible to turn them back now, either because of the hard won and the political plan. This is a knot that will not be cut for a long time. But sooner or later Israel will give them all the same. Better of course earlier, and voluntarily.
        Why would Israel give them away?
        A very unstable country with which he has been at war since 1948.

        Of course not. In addition, Syria itself, until the occupation of the Golan by Israel, owned them only 23 years (since 1944), they were ruled by France for another 20 years, and before that the Golan were part of the British Mandate Territory of Palestine (present-day Israel and Jordan), but were transferred by the British the French as part of their mandated territory, which included Syria and Lebanon. The transfer of the Golan by the British laid a bomb in the form of difficulty in using water resources - Syria often provided a complete "analysis of the water until 1968 and it simply did not reach Israel. In addition to the shelling, this fact also served as the reason for the Golan to be occupied by Israel. It’s worth noting, however, that France, in its the border was transferred under British Mandate Management to the territory of the territory on which the sources of Liddani (Dana) and the ruins of Tel Dan are located - Israel does not even mention this now.Nowadays, water is no longer critical omentom for Israel, but Syria to ensure stability in its territory in the foreseeable future will not be able why even talk about the transfer of the Golan can not go now -. From Israel's perspective, of course.
        How events will develop in Syria is a dark and incomprehensible thing, but the fact that Russia has gained significant weight in the region and interacts with all the significant players in it, including Israel, is an undoubted fact. hi
    2. Finches
      Finches 27 November 2017 10: 30 New
      +8
      At a time when the geopolitical fate of the Middle East with the leaders of Turkey and Iran was being decided at the cottage of Vladimir Putin in Sochi, in the USA there was a discussion on the Twitter feed between the US president and the father of a college basketball player who was released from a Chinese prison after a personal prison Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. They live on Mars! They think that Syria is on another planet, and Ukraine is a wild tribe of monkeys from Africa ... However, they don’t know much about Africa! They know about themselves - Americans are god-like Atlanteans governing the universe laughing
      I just really like the way we started throwing these little ones! Undoubtedly, this is a great foreign policy success of the GDP! The Western media will hush it up, level it, but they won’t be able to do anything - now we need to stabilize Syria and take up close contact with our lesser brothers from Little Russia, until they all got it out of their own stupidity! laughing
  2. solzh
    solzh 27 November 2017 10: 22 New
    +3
    Russia is regaining its influence in countries and territories that once belonged to the sphere of interests of the Soviet Union.
  3. Gardamir
    Gardamir 27 November 2017 10: 44 New
    +4
    Why is he not coming out of Sochi? Is hiding from ruthenium?
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 27 November 2017 11: 45 New
      +7
      he’s hiding from the opposition, otherwise you almost overthrew him on the Internet and he doesn’t know what to do and at such moments he flies to Sochi under the protection of the Russian Guard and the FSO and sits there and hides from the anger of your accounts
      .
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 27 November 2017 13: 00 New
        +1
        He does not know what to do
        I wanted to read your opinion here https://topwar.ru/130596-v-kremle-prokommentirova
        li-lishenie-pervogo-obschekomandnogo-mesta-rossii
        -v-sochi-2014.html
  4. vlad007
    vlad007 27 November 2017 11: 05 New
    0
    On the network, in authoritative sources on YouTube, a message flashed that Assad did not leave that day, but remained in Sochi and thus the trilateral meeting between Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani was actually FOUR.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 27 November 2017 11: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: vlad007
      On the network, in authoritative sources on YouTube, a message flashed that Assad did not leave that day, but remained in Sochi and thus the trilateral meeting between Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani was actually FOUR.

      In the "Homeland" he swelled, took off the heifer ... he didn’t wake up for a meeting.
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 27 November 2017 11: 48 New
        +2
        In the "Homeland" he swelled, took off the heifer ... he didn’t wake up for a meeting.


        here it’s not about your bureaucratic brother

        Moshe Katsav, when he worked as Minister of Tourism, raped his employee; and also made other women have sex; squandered the president’s gift fund.


        no need to project your sins on normal men who have a very beautiful wife and healthy children.

        and write more. Without scribble is not visible xy from xy)

        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 27 November 2017 11: 59 New
          +4
          and the nickname "Krasnodar" misleads users of VO, I think it's time to put Tel Aviv

          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 27 November 2017 14: 49 New
            0
            Quote: c-Petrov
            and the nickname "Krasnodar" misleads users of VO, I think it's time to put Tel Aviv

            You can take it :)
            I live in Krasnodar, firstly, as every Russian I have my own convictions, secondly, and, by the way, 25 years of experience in BV.
        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 27 November 2017 14: 41 New
          0
          Quote: c-Petrov
          In the "Homeland" he swelled, took off the heifer ... he didn’t wake up for a meeting.


          here it’s not about your bureaucratic brother

          Moshe Katsav, when he worked as Minister of Tourism, raped his employee; and also made other women have sex; squandered the president’s gift fund.


          no need to project your sins on normal men who have a very beautiful wife and healthy children.

          and write more. Without scribble is not visible xy from xy)


          All who have beautiful wives and healthy children, type do not plump and do not go on heifers?
          Holy naivety))))
          Although this one is yes, he looks like henpecked, but the family is still. Since the 70s, plank plantations (grass, dope, cannabis) in the Lebanese Baalbek Valley have been a family business.
          For general information;)
  5. vlad007
    vlad007 27 November 2017 11: 06 New
    0
    On the network, in authoritative sources, a message flashed that Assad did not leave on the same day, but remained in Sochi, and thus the trilateral meeting between Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani was actually FOUR.
    1. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 27 November 2017 11: 47 New
      +2
      Harem assembled. As I understand it, Assad is already ready to say, "The gentleman appointed me as his beloved wife!"
  6. Lnglr
    Lnglr 27 November 2017 11: 14 New
    0
    Middle East at Putin's feet

    Hallelujah!!!!!
  7. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 27 November 2017 11: 31 New
    +1
    Syria may recall that the Golan Heights once belonged to them.

    What did she forget? There is no doubt that the time will come and the Golan Heights will return to their homeland, but in a good or bad way - time will tell.
  8. Nemesis
    Nemesis 27 November 2017 11: 43 New
    +3
    The East is always on your mind, and not at the feet of someone ... Egypt was already friends with the USSR, received huge loans from the USSR, and then fled to the United States, and loans to Egypt such as GDP were then written off ... as a result of giving ... Enough of our friendship. Russia’s money needs to be spent on Russia, and not on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan ...
  9. turbris
    turbris 27 November 2017 12: 12 New
    +3
    And you read the statements of our "liberalists" - Russian foreign policy and diplomacy are completely in failure, we are surrounded by enemies, we have no friends, we ruined relations with the entire "civilized" world, sanctions will strangle us and not a word about obvious successes. Foreign policy is a long process, the results of which sometimes become visible only after decades. Shifts are already noticeable in the Middle East and with Europe everything will be settled soon, and sanctions will be lifted, it will not go anywhere and the United States will cease to be the only world hegemon, the main thing is consistent and understandable for all activities aimed at achieving concrete results.
  10. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 27 November 2017 12: 30 New
    +3
    The last nerves of the Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. His troops are still helping the "legitimate" President of Yemen, Hadi and the royal Saudi army to bring "order" in this country. Meanwhile, he himself went to Sochi the other day to pay his respects to the new hegemon and to invite him to build a Russian military base in his country that would protect him from possible aggression on the part of you know who. But at the same time, he does not mind building a Russian nuclear plant.
    And in general, he is a fan of Russia from time immemorial, if someone does not know.


    Sudanese President Al-Bashir is the killer, who has hundreds of thousands of lives. The only current president, whom the international tribunal recognized as a war criminal and issued an arrest warrant. Al-Bashir is accused of crimes against humanity and the unleashing of genocide in the territory of the country, which he has been trying to force Arabisation for many years. A third of the Sudan budget is spent on the army, 1% on health and 2% on education. Speaking last year to the country's air force, he said: "Even if I spent 100% on the security of the country, this would still be small"
    In Sudan, Christians make up about 18% of the predominantly Muslim 39-million population of the country and constantly undergo persecution from Muslims. For more than a decade, the mass destruction of Christians of Southern Sudan by their own Islamic government, which adheres to strict Sharia and fundamental Islam standards, has been going on regularly. Churches are burned and defiled, priests brutally destroyed. Earlier, the favorite fun of the Arab soldiers of Northern Sudan was a ball game with the severed heads of Christians, the ripping of the bellies of pregnant women.
    Nubians resist Arabization, for which they have already been bombed 8 for years by government aviation. They do not bother with intelligence, they drop bombs right on the villages: children, women, old people are dying. The only hospital where the doctor works is always crowded with wounded and disabled people. Watch the video and you will understand what kind of monster Putin's hand is shaking.
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    2. medvedron
      medvedron 27 November 2017 12: 45 New
      +1
      Over the past thirty years, almost any ruler of large European countries can also be condemned, if we take into account what they have done in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Yes, and Israel has also not gone far.
    3. turbris
      turbris 27 November 2017 13: 00 New
      +2
      But with all this, both the USA and the West did nothing to make the people of this country live better, because he came to meet Putin for the first time, and before that he had contact with the West and enjoyed the support of the USA.
    4. vlad007
      vlad007 27 November 2017 16: 21 New
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Watch the video and you will understand what kind of monster Putin shakes hands with.


      Hi, Alexander, alas, you are behind the times, I carefully follow each of your publications.

      TASS:
      http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/4625616

      WASHINGTON, 6 October. / TASS /. The United States decided to lift the economic sanctions against Sudan imposed 20 years ago. This was announced on Friday by officials of the administration of US President Donald trump.
      At the same time, Sudan will remain on the list of countries supporting terrorism compiled by the State Department. In addition, part of the punitive measures taken against the Sudanese authorities due to violence in the province of Darfur will be retained.
      Justifying the decision to enter into force on October 12 on lifting the trade embargo and a number of restrictions that cut Khartoum from the global financial system, officials said at a special briefing that the White House was satisfied that “the Government of the Sudan continues to make progress in areas such as countering terrorists and respect for human rights. " "We also note the positive actions of the Government of the Sudan to maintain a ceasefire in the conflict regions of the country, facilitating humanitarian access throughout the Sudan and continuing cooperation with the United States in resolving regional conflicts," said representatives of the administration.
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      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 27 November 2017 17: 20 New
        +1
        Quote: vlad007
        Hi, Alexander, alas, you are behind the times, I carefully follow each of your publications.

        If you are so attentive, you may have noticed that in my text no single word about Trump, his administration, sanctions, embargo and other restrictions?

        4 March 2009 The International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forced displacement, torture, rape) and war crimes (intentional use of force against the civilian population, looting.).

        Have I somehow somehow missed the TASS report that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed to the judges to cancel the arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir, since all the evidence gathered by the Sudanese president’s involvement in genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed Darfur proved to be false? Then, do not refuse courtesy, and quote this message.
        1. vlad007
          vlad007 27 November 2017 17: 41 New
          +1
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Then, do not refuse courtesy, quote this message.

          From Wikipedia:
          Russia is not a member of the International Criminal Court, as signed but not ratified the Rome Statute. On November 16, November 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree “On sending a notice to the UN Secretary General of the intention of the Russian Federation NOT to become a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court”.
          A number of countries fundamentally object to the very idea of ​​the ICC as limiting the sovereignty of states and giving indefinitely wide powers to the court; Among them are the USA, China, India, Israel and Iran.
          The USA is the most ardent opponent of the ICC. Although the US government signed the Rome Statute in the 2000 year, it already withdrew its signature in the 2002 year. Initially, Bill Clinton, when signing the document, explained that the United States was not going to ratify the Rome Statute until they had first-hand experience of the work of the International Criminal Court. In the future, the Bush administration, on the pretext of protecting its military personnel, completely refused to participate in the Rome Statute, calling it violating US national interests and sovereignty.
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  12. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 27 November 2017 19: 44 New
    0
    I can still hear the sound of copper timpani! :-) Very reminiscent of Ostap with his New Vasyuki! In the role of Vasyukovets, we are with you.
  13. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 27 November 2017 20: 59 New
    0
    Sochi meetings: the Middle East at the feet of Putin
    AUTHOR, what did you drink? As a result, I got it.
    It Zhirik wanted to wash boots (or maybe drink) in the Indian Ocean.
    And in general it sounds rude in relation to GDP.
    Or do we work out grants?
  14. Zina389
    Zina389 28 November 2017 19: 17 New
    0
    Assad lingered a day in Sochi to read the new Syrian constitution, while it exists in only one copy in Russian. The other day, a journalistic investigation of the French of Arab origin came out, who went to be recruited into anti-Assad gangs in Turkey. The office is open and working. I think that the trade in Syrian stolen oil continues. But these are trifles, the main thing is friendship!
    1. turbris
      turbris 29 November 2017 11: 27 New
      0
      I just compare what Syria was before the demonstrations of the democratic opposition and what is it now? The same thing happened with Iraq, Libya and other countries of the Middle East, well, they destroyed the "bloody" dictators, so what? The more the leaders of these countries deviated from the line of behavior of the convenient axis of the USA - Israel, the more "bloody" they became and an anti-state coup was carried out, with the help of the mouthed opposition. Assad did not allow Syria to be destroyed and therefore became the “bloodiest” of all, Russia does not have such influence in the Middle East as to reconcile all warring parties. But Russia is playing honestly, unlike all others, it has outlined its interests, rather modest, and then it provides the Syrians themselves with the solution to the political settlement issues and is ready to immediately withdraw their military contingent, except for naturally two bases, which still have such a clear from the main players position?
  15. cedar
    cedar 29 November 2017 13: 30 New
    +1
    Quote: Krasnodar
    Quote: vlad007
    On the network, in authoritative sources on YouTube, a message flashed that Assad did not leave that day, but remained in Sochi and thus the trilateral meeting between Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani was actually FOUR.

    In the "Homeland" he swelled, took off the heifer ... he didn’t wake up for a meeting.


    Do you work as a pimp?
  16. Anyone
    Anyone 2 December 2017 12: 58 New
    0
    Middle East at Putin's feet

    In the article, the level of pathos is clearly going through the roof.