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What is the Middle East for Russia: success or is it a trap?

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Returning to the Middle East, the Kremlin seeks prestige, influence, markets weapons. This is the classic behavior of a great power, A. Cohen believes. Russia in the Middle East found itself in a military, political, moral quagmire; In addition, she became a hostage of the Iranian mullahs and the “bloodthirsty Syrian president,” B. Galian believes.




By returning to the Middle East, the Kremlin creates a “geopolitical challenge” to the interests of the United States and its allies, the journal writes "The National Interest" PhD Ariel Cohen.

Moscow’s behavior is due both to the “desire for prestige and influence,” and the desire to find markets for “its weapons and other goods”. And this is the “classical manner of conduct of the great-power regime,” the author believes.

In the center of the new “quest” is the relatively low price of oil. In addition, Saudi Arabia has faced the most serious political crisis since the 1920s. In such circumstances, Moscow’s cooperation with Tehran and Riyadh put Russia "at the center of attention in the region." But is it only in business? Not at all: the rebirth of Kremlin influence in the Middle East goes beyond business, it is noticeable in geopolitics.

As in Soviet times, Moscow seeks to "control governments, restore military bases, open sea routes and expand exports." These are “great ambitions” aimed at increasing influence, and they suggest a “wider shift in the regional balance”, indicating a return to strategic rivalry of the nineteenth century. At the same time, the question of “the future of American influence” is becoming sharper in the region.

Since ancient times, Russia has been characterized as an “ever-expanding empire”. For his eight hundred year old history this state only lost territory three times, the analyst points out: this was the case in the early seventeenth century during the Time of Troubles, which led to the Polish occupation of Moscow; so it was after the Bolshevik coup 1917 of the year; Finally, this was the case with the collapse of the USSR in 1991. And after the collapse of the USSR, the Russians abandoned most of their past military achievements in the Middle East, although they traded with those who wanted to acquire their weapons. Being an empire turned out to be “too expensive.” And Syria, with its “supply and repair” naval base in Tartus and the Hmeimim airbase, remains, in fact, the only country with which Moscow has retained its former relations.

With the rise in oil prices after the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, and especially “after Moscow’s invasion of 2014 in Ukraine and the Crimea” (and despite the subsequent drop in oil prices), Russia “proceeded to methodically rebalancing the situation in the Middle East” . The goal is to challenge the United States and its partners.

The weakening of the US regional presence in the Middle East and Russia's readiness to "fill the void" imply a number of aspirations, combined with aspects of Moscow’s national security and global strategy:

1) create a foothold against jihadism;

2) define a strategic competition theater with the United States;

3) to fight for oil prices: in the interests of Russia to increase its impact on oil prices, since this energy resource is “vital for the Russian economy”;

4) to expand the arms market: the conflict in Syria demonstrated the capabilities of the Russian military-industrial complex (from Caliber missiles to Su-35 fighters and C-400 missile defense systems);

4) demonstrate the support of their allies.

As for the USA, the American reaction to this challenge in the Middle East speaks of a regional power vacuum that has developed after the weakening of influence under Obama. The Europeans will not fill this vacuum, and China needs another ten years to get to these parts. Therefore, the Kremlin and made in Syria. This is the “Faustian bargain of Moscow,” Cohen said: Assad, who was condemned by Obama and Trump, is still in his chair; the Astana peace process is guided by Moscow and Tehran, not Washington; Finally, Russian military forces carried out their first successful operation abroad after the “defeat in Afghanistan”, which Soviet forces suffered several decades ago. Moscow has even restored its relations with Ankara: Turks, full of “anti-Americanism,” are already buying Russian C-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

This led to the fact that the American President Donald Trump condemned the "national ideological crusades" and now, apparently, is looking for a "partnership with Putin." True, the Washington establishment does not agree with these ideas.

History teaches: The United States is a global power, and if so, then they will be involved in future competition for energy resources, and their rivals will be Russia, China and Iran. Washington's slurred position and lack of coherence between the allies may complicate Washington’s support by US allies in the Persian Gulf and Israel and further undermine relations with Egypt’s key Arab ally, the expert believes. Ultimately, America’s global position will suffer, and Russia, with its relatively weak one, accounting for only one-fourteenth of the US economy, will gain an advantage over the US superpower in a global geostrategy.

Another expert, on the contrary, believes that Russia will sink in a strategic "swamp" in the Middle East, since in fact Moscow is in military and political isolation. And in general, the time for the Kremlin to ... ask for forgiveness!

Moscow must admit mistakes and apologize to the Syrians, writes political analyst Burkhan Galyun in the Al Araby Al Jadeed publication (Great Britain; the source of translation from Arabic is "InoSMI").

At a time when Russia was starting a military operation in Syria, its intervention had awakened hope among broad sections of the Syrian population, including those who supported the “Syrian revolution.” Many Syrians believed that Russia is a state in the literal sense of the word, which means that it adheres to minimal international principles, respects international laws and obligations, shows restraint and avoids “revanchist actions,” the author lists. In addition, such principles force this state to “stay away from criminal activities without the risk of becoming like irrational tribal and sectarian gangs that perform politically and morally unacceptable actions like killing civilians, sacrifice an entire people for the sake of strategic, political and economic interests” .

Russia “leads to peace through cemeteries,” Mr. Galyun says. "Moscow participates in the Assad crusade against the Syrian people, is ready to stand for its retention in power until the death of the last Syrian and relieves him from responsibility for the continuing crimes," they argue. And such actions undermine both the authority of the Russian state and its position in the struggle to regain the status of a world power. The author describes the actions of Russia in Syria as a strategy aimed at "breaking the will of the Syrian people and depriving them of the right to seek freedom in the fight against the regime."

“I am sure that Russia will come out of this Syrian“ fire ”weaker than it was before intervening in the conflict, and will be in even greater political and moral isolation,” concludes Galyun.

"Moscow is demonstrating power against the defenseless Syrian people, testing its new weapons and its firepower on the bodies of innocent Syrian children and positioning itself as a superpower, and depriving the support of weak and poor peoples who need a force from the West dominant in international relations. Thus, it behaves inhumanly and immorally, contributing to even greater isolation of Syria, forcing the people to doubt Russia and to experience fear of it. ”


As a result, watching such activities of Russia, the Syrians can "re-apply for help to Western countries, choosing the lesser of two evils."

Russia probably did not lose, and it won’t lose the war in Syria militarily, but it has already been “defeated politically and morally,” the political analyst is sure. Moscow "lost the battle for the solemn return" to the international community as a state-peacemaker. This happened because, Galyun brings the line that Moscow “was thirsty for revenge”, believing that the West, which had humiliated the country for decades, still seeks to blockade Russia. And this humiliation allegedly justifies everything that Russia is doing in the Middle East.

As a result, Russia was “in the military, political and moral quagmire” and became hostage to the “diabolical calculations of Iranian mullahs and their revived medieval projects, as well as the bloodthirsty Syrian president and his barbaric security services,” the analyst summarizes. The result of such behavior for Russia and Syria is sad: Syria "fell victim to the madness and bloodshed of a fool in power," and Russia itself was "trapped." The Syrian curse "will persecute all those who participated, supported, held back crimes and decided to avoid responsibility."

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While one scientist (philosopher) writes about the return of Russia to the Middle East, about the growth of its geopolitical influence and filling the “vacuum” in the region, another scientist (political scientist) assures the world community that the Russians have fallen into a trap in Syria and are stuck in political and even moral quagmire.

In connection with the allegations of the latter, the following is curious: the political analyst never once mentions the fight against terrorists that the Russian military forces are conducting in Syria at the request of the legally operating government. One gets the impression that Moscow is acting in the region solely for the sake of the destruction of Assad’s opponents, supporters of the “revolution”. This impression is confirmed by the unfavorable characteristics given by B. Galjun to Assad himself: they say that this “stupid in power” leads a crusade “against the Syrian people”. Such a lack of restraint in assessments does not do credit to a political scientist, who should operate with objective assessments of what is happening.

As for the philosopher A. Cohen, his theory of the “vacuum of influence” seems quite convincing: where the United States and its allies lose their influence, Russia has a real potential. And it would be strange if she did not use it. Yes, for the sake of the impact of oil prices. Yes, for the sake of promoting their weapons on the market. Yes, for the sake of success in geopolitics.

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  1. dSK
    dSK 28 November 2017 06: 59 New
    +4
    Quote: "According to preliminary data, Beijing can send the Siberian Tigers from the Xinjiang Military District and the Night Tigers from the Lanzhou Military District to Syria, the fighters of these formations are considered one of the best in their field." (from News)
    If the Chinese allies want to take part in rebuilding Syria and developing oil fields, gentlemen of the Kuna can say anything ... hi
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 28 November 2017 07: 50 New
      +4
      Quote: dsk
      If the Chinese allies want to take part in rebuilding Syria and developing oil fields, gentlemen of the Kuna can say anything ...

      That is, all the work was done by the Russian Aerospace Forces, CAA, IRGC and Hezbollah, and China will restore oil fields ???? Maybe the newly invented “tigers” will do something in the fight against ISIS and mattresses, for starters
      1. dSK
        dSK 28 November 2017 08: 17 New
        +6
        Hello Alexey! "One head it's good, but two better". The “Donbass wedge” needs to be given more attention; Russians are being killed there. A flurry of "telephone terrorism" in Russia comes from Ukraine, and it can only be flowers. soldier
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 28 November 2017 08: 38 New
          +5
          The Ukrainian-Donbass problem is being solved at a certain pace. Personnel, economic, and foreign policy issues are being resolved. There is an integration into the common space. Even Russian radicals no longer call for a "tank campaign" in Kiev
          1. moskowit
            moskowit 28 November 2017 21: 31 New
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            Kindly explain .... What space is integration going to ??? And what does "general" mean?
            1. Chertt
              Chertt 28 November 2017 22: 14 New
              +1
              A single space of the Russian World, Only not "Russia Above All", but Objective Cultural and Economic Integration
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 28 November 2017 22: 11 New
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        Quote: Chertt
        That is, all the work was done by the Russian Aerospace Forces, CAA, IRGC and Hezbollah, and China will restore oil fields ???? Maybe the newly invented “tigers” will do something in the fight against ISIS and mattresses, for starters

        In fact, Assad said a year ago that in the post-war arrangement of Syria, the main contracts for the restoration of the oil and gas complex and field development will be Russian, and the contracts for the restoration of the infrastructure of the destroyed cities are Chinese, while mentioning that the countries included in the anti-Syrian coalition have nothing at all shines.
        1. lekalpan
          lekalpan 29 November 2017 09: 46 New
          +1
          At least 2011bn is required to restore Syria at the level of 370. In 2011, before the start of the war, it was a bankrupt state. Syria went to Iran Russia and Hebushaitan. Who got it and restores. God help. ! "
  2. forester
    forester 28 November 2017 07: 00 New
    10
    M-yes - latrine ... how much in this word ... a worthy surname for Russophobe
    1. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 28 November 2017 07: 25 New
      +5
      laughing What surnames do not exist, m-daaaa ... This Galyun is probably a collective and very expressive image of many Western and American analysts.
      Russia's actions in the Middle East are a definite success and nothing else.
    2. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 28 November 2017 08: 35 New
      +6
      Quote: forester
      M-yes - latrine ...

      Or maybe this political scientist has already changed his name?
    3. Evgeniy667b
      Evgeniy667b 2 December 2017 09: 00 New
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      writes political analyst Burhan Galyun
      Truly a peculiar surname that speaks a lot about its carrier!
  3. Fight
    Fight 28 November 2017 07: 02 New
    +6
    Galyun .. Ha ha ha ... Only a person with such a surname can draw such conclusions ... wassat
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 28 November 2017 07: 06 New
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    Russia in the Middle East found itself in a military, political, moral quagmire; in addition, she became a hostage to the Iranian mullahs and the “bloodthirsty Syrian president,” B. said. Latrine.

    ... so let him sit in a place consonant with his last name ... there are too many of them, these eXperts ... bully
  5. Nix1986
    Nix1986 28 November 2017 07: 09 New
    +8
    It is difficult to judge, of course, it is necessary to restore a bipolar world and acquire spheres of influence, but in my opinion, do this only after putting things in order at home. You can listen to “great power” or if anyone says “super-great” like a crow with cheese, but when you know that the standard of living in the country is one of the lowest in Europe, then cheese will fly out of its beak. In general, in my opinion, when the emphasis is on foreign policy while dimming the domestic, it is populism and propaganda.
    1. creak
      creak 28 November 2017 10: 50 New
      +4
      Quote: Nix1986
      when the emphasis is on foreign policy while dimming the domestic it is populism and propaganda.

      The quieter the success, the louder the fanfare - the more serious the problems in the life of the country, the greater the emphasis on success in the international arena.
      We have already gone through this - under the previous leaders, since then, it seems, little has changed ...
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 28 November 2017 18: 30 New
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      With rising oil prices after the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, and especially "after the invasion of Moscow in 2014 in Ukraine and the Crimea"

      I was mistaken - I thought after the capture of Iraq in 03 g oil prices went up. then it was necessary to rub and raise oil to Armenia up to $ 230 \ barrel
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 28 November 2017 22: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Nix1986
      It's hard to judge, of course you need to rebuild a bipolar world and acquire spheres of influence
      It will not be enough. Currently, we are talking about a multipolar world.
      Quote: Nix1986
      but when you know that the standard of living in the country is one of the lowest in Europe
      This is also the result of the fact that Russia, unlike the USSR, has withdrawn from independent participation in foreign policy, believing a word that its interests will be taken into account in the new world order with one watcher. As we see in vain.
      Quote: Nix1986
      In general, in my opinion, when the emphasis is on foreign policy while dimming the domestic, it is populism and propaganda.

      Without eliminating external threats, it is impossible to effectively conduct domestic policy. They won’t give.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 28 November 2017 07: 59 New
    +3
    Cohen understands the situation better than Galyun, but it is still only an approximation to the truth. I still do not understand how the EBN did not “surrender” the Russian strategic nuclear weapons? This, IMHO, saved Russia from dismemberment according to the Yugoslav scenario. And another mess in the American establishment. If they had a president like GDP, FIG Russia would have "twisted". But, "God does not give a horny goat"! We are lucky ...
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 28 November 2017 18: 31 New
      0
      lucky that the ensigns (and their wives) did not forget to dig gardens and
    2. Evgeniy667b
      Evgeniy667b 2 December 2017 09: 17 New
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      I turn to the topic of the article. Somehow, the author stubbornly hints at the trade interests of Russia, which seems to be something important. Not at all like that. First of all, the main goal of the GDP is to take public opinion away from internal problems and the social injustice that is flourishing in our country. SE of Ukraine doesn’t roll here, because we have too much in common and similar. Yes, there are those who can blame the betrayal of the Russian world, the discharge, etc. And Syria is convenient because it is far away, what is there and how? - few people know the truth. According to the voiced version of the president, we are fighting there with our same bad citizens, of whom there are very many. Thus protecting their territories from such actions. All this is present, but very relative. It’s a pity there are no jihadists on Mars, otherwise they’re chasing them there. The main thing is official propaganda and the media will raise such a background that my mother does not worry. And there is no one to check, just a word!
  7. Eurodav
    Eurodav 28 November 2017 08: 53 New
    +3
    Quote: Nix1986
    It is difficult to judge, of course, it is necessary to restore a bipolar world and acquire spheres of influence, but in my opinion, do this only after putting things in order at home. You can listen to “great power” or if anyone says “super-great” like a crow with cheese, but when you know that the standard of living in the country is one of the lowest in Europe, then cheese will fly out of its beak. In general, in my opinion, when the emphasis is on foreign policy while dimming the domestic, it is populism and propaganda.

    Bipolar profiled labeled and EBN, multipolar, it is more real!
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  9. Blue cop
    Blue cop 28 November 2017 09: 29 New
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    I think that Asian is a trap and a breakthrough
    Peter and Catherine did not think that Russia was a European country
  10. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 28 November 2017 09: 33 New
    +5
    The author wrote many “tasks” of Russia in Syria. In fact, there are only two of them: 1-the main one: to prevent the Qatari gas pipeline from being laid to Europe and Turkey, 2-to expel the Barmels who sell Syrian oil for nothing and, thereby, dumping its prices.
  11. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 28 November 2017 10: 24 New
    +3
    Climbing with a healthy head in a sick bed - always bad. Well, and the Middle East is generally a place such that the entrance there is a rupe, but the output is two.
    However, if the Russian Federation decided to defend its borders thousands of kilometers from Moscow, then Gd himself ordered Israel to worry about their borders two hours away in a wheelbarrow from my house.
    1. Antianglosax
      Antianglosax 28 November 2017 10: 54 New
      +5
      Quote: A. Privalov
      However, if the Russian Federation decided to defend its borders thousands of kilometers from Moscow, then Gd himself ordered Israel to worry about their borders two hours away in a wheelbarrow from my house.

      Russia has requested the legitimate legitimate government of Syria. A common interest was formed.
      You who asks to climb and where? And who really attacks you? So do not confuse our defense and your aggression. Although it is thanks to you around the world that good and evil have changed places, but black is called white and vice versa.
      As for the article, it is doubtful that the perverted nonsense of humanoid Western animals will be of interest to someone in Russia, especially in HE.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 28 November 2017 15: 34 New
        +2
        Quote: Antianglosaks
        Quote: A. Privalov
        However, if the Russian Federation decided to defend its borders thousands of kilometers from Moscow, then Gd himself ordered Israel to worry about their borders two hours away in a wheelbarrow from my house.

        Russia has requested the legitimate legitimate government of Syria. A common interest was formed.
        You who asks to climb and where? And who really attacks you? So do not confuse our defense and your aggression. Although it is thanks to you around the world that good and evil have changed places, but black is called white and vice versa.
        As for the article, it is doubtful that the perverted nonsense of humanoid Western animals will be of interest to someone in Russia, especially in HE.

        Come on, you pour about the "common interest". You would have remembered about the "international duty". The Russian Federation no longer knows how to sigh from this Ghoul. How to dissociate himself from his bloody affairs. Look in the window. The wind has already changed direction. Change and you record. It is time.
        1. petyaivolk
          petyaivolk 29 November 2017 10: 52 New
          0
          Quote: A. Privalov
          How to dissociate himself from his bloody deeds.

          And how are you doing in Palestine? Gaza in Gaza not found yet?
  12. Alsur
    Alsur 28 November 2017 11: 08 New
    +3
    In connection with the latter's statements, the following is curious: the political scientist never mentions the fight against terrorists waged by the military forces of Russia in Syria at the request of a legitimate government.

    I agree with that. Additionally, I add, not humbly characterizing the authorities of Iran and Syria:
    As a result, Russia found itself “in a military, political and moral quagmire” and became a hostage to “the diabolical calculations of Iranian mullahs and their revived medieval projects, as well as the bloodthirsty Syrian president and his barbaric security services”

    at the same time, Mr. Galyun, for some reason, is not at all surprised by the deep cooperation of the lamp of aggressive democracy - the USA, with the no less medieval monarchies of the Persian Gulf, for example, Saudi Arabia. As far as I remember the center of Wahhabism, the most radical current of Islam, known for its bloodthirstiness, even in relation to other currents of Islam, not to mention representatives of other religions.
  13. ando_bor
    ando_bor 28 November 2017 11: 32 New
    0
    The main goal of the Syrian operation is to break the American system of global dominance,
    - she achieved. Anyone who did not submit to the Americans was liquidated, by any means from elections or coups to the outbreak of war on its territory or direct invasion.
    Now it has become clear to everyone that the Americans can and will not obey if they agree with Russia - Syria resisted,
    - Erdogan went a bonus, - an extra confirmation.
    1. Evgeniy667b
      Evgeniy667b 2 December 2017 09: 30 New
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      .
      Quote: ando_bor
      Erdogan went with a bonus - an extra confirmation.

      Yes already a bonus. It is beneficial to him, he is with us, relieved back with amers. And with its bonus in the form of S-400. And who knows how much the Yankees will tolerate him? First time or what?
  14. vanavatny
    vanavatny 28 November 2017 12: 06 New
    0
    hmm, he is not Ariel, not Cohen, and not a philosopher, political scientist, he is a rogue, that is .. forever some newspaper editorials he gives as his reasoning
  15. orphan 63
    orphan 63 28 November 2017 18: 01 New
    +1
    Quote: vanavate
    he is not Ariel, not Cohen, and not a philosopher, political scientist, he is a crook that is

    You are absolutely right! In "girlhood" Ariel Cohen was a simple Jewish boy Valera Kogan, born in Yalta. There he studied at school, after which he left with his parents in Israel. And although he even served in the Israeli army, he still did not take root in his historical homeland. As a result, he emigrated a second time, already in the USA.
    Twice an immigrant who betrayed two homelands !!! Who cares about his opinion ?!
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      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 29 November 2017 00: 08 New
        +2
        Quote: pomorAL
        in the 21st century, everyone has one homeland - this is actually the planet itself

        We are the children of the galaxy
        But the most important thing is
        We are your children
        Dear Earth ...
        D. Tukhmanov
        And no cosmopolitanism, the song was written in the late seventies. BUT ... Someone considers the Earth OUR COMMON house, and someone - OWN, and himself in this house - the only owner ... And this is redneck, is not it?
        Quote: pomorAL
        To betray the homeland is to constantly try to fight on the planet.

        So, in fact, the mentioned goons are engaged in this, trying to bend under themselves the other neighbors in the House, whose name is Earth. It is the House. And the Motherland (by the way, it is always written with a capital letter) ... I will say for myself: I was born in the northern swamps taken in granite, and to this day I do not think of any other place where I could live in our world. He experimented, tried for some time to move to other places ... but, damn it, a week, one and a half - and such longing, even a bullet in the forehead ... So, where I was born - it fit. And around the world the same - hundreds of millions. And it’s great that there are still Russians, Chinese, Germans, Turks, Indians, Arabs, Jews, Tuaregs, Papuans, Eskimos and thousands of other peoples and tribes in all their diversity. And each of these peoples has its own homeland. And there is our common spherical House, whose name is Earth.
      2. orphan 63
        orphan 63 29 November 2017 11: 32 New
        +1
        Quote: pomorAL
        in the 21st century, everyone has one homeland, the planet itself. To betray the homeland is to constantly try to fight on the planet, at any point on it.

        Cosmopolitanism is the most meager and vile philosophy that kills such a holy concept for every normal person as a HOMELAND.
        The very homeland, where he was born and raised himself, where the graves of your ancestors, where your descendants will live. And therefore, the Homeland must be loved and protected, the Homeland cannot be betrayed and sold.
        And God forbid we live to see the whole planet turning into a country of nomadic migrants, for whom it will become the norm to move from one "temporary homeland" to another, guided by the criteria for satiety of the abdomen and comfort for the "tail".
  16. brats
    brats 28 November 2017 19: 10 New
    +1
    A trap that can and should be turned into success. By transparently revealing the goals of Israeli - American bankers, flirting the chaos of the Middle East and beyond.
    This measure delimits their undercover diplomacy in international organizations, etc.
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  18. SERGEY KOZLOV
    SERGEY KOZLOV 28 November 2017 20: 03 New
    +2
    Latrine in the Navy - toilet. A wonderful last name for this British politolukha. By surname and purpose - to drain sewage.
  19. demo
    demo 28 November 2017 21: 44 New
    +1
    “I am sure that Russia will come out of this Syrian“ fire ”weaker than it was before intervening in the conflict, and will be in even greater political and moral isolation,” concludes Galyun.

    As you call a ship, it will sail.
    Marine wisdom. And everything in the name of this expert speaks for itself.
    There would be thoughts as thoughts. And so some events, in latitude.
  20. vik669
    vik669 29 November 2017 05: 36 New
    0
    Let it be the same thing as it has been more than once before - who can’t be bought for money is smoked for a lot of money and they will sell us for a bargain!
  21. Oleg Tolstoy
    Oleg Tolstoy 29 November 2017 09: 48 New
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    Word: Galyun and the word ANALYTIC are suspiciously consonant with something bully
  22. Oleg Tolstoy
    Oleg Tolstoy 29 November 2017 10: 04 New
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    Quote: ando_bor
    The main goal of the Syrian operation is to break the American system of global dominance,
    - she achieved. Anyone who did not submit to the Americans was liquidated, by any means from elections or coups to the outbreak of war on its territory or direct invasion.
    Now it has become clear to everyone that the Americans can and will not obey if they agree with Russia - Syria resisted,
    - Erdogan went a bonus, - an extra confirmation.


    You're right. Someone had to stop the "epidemic" of liquidation of sovereign states under far-fetched reasons and pretexts. As a result, it turned out, I had to deal with the Russians again ..

    "(6) ... And now you know that it does not allow it to be revealed to it in due time. (7) For the secret of lawlessness is already in operation, it will not be completed until it is now taken from the medium that holds it back ... (2 Thessalonians 2: 6-7) ... "

    So the pragmatists who, at the beginning of the Syrian operation, yelled: - "where you climbed, without understanding Ukraine! ..." ... they got lost .. You can’t understand the consequences of the devil’s actions without first pinching his tail!
  23. iouris
    iouris 30 November 2017 22: 35 New
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    The Federation Council is very afraid that the students will arrange a coup in Moscow. That’s all geopolitics.
  24. Dante
    Dante 30 November 2017 22: 54 New
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    To this people without a protective Syriac, with igilas, they don’t just cut eggs and cut eggs not only there in Syria but also to those cowards who are here in Europe so that the fucking black-assed local customs are respected and they fight for themselves in the homeland.