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Who will beat anyone in Syria: why did Putin announce the withdrawal of troops

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Russia won the war in Syria against ISIS (prohibited in the Russian Federation). But this cannot be her final victory. Its main enemy in the region is not defeated and ready to fight, and therefore Moscow announced the withdrawal of its troops. For what? To win a second war without a single shot.

11 December 2017 of the year Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Russian base in Syrian Hmeimim and ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. It would seem that everything in this decision is clear and logical.

Yes, the logic in this decision is just iron, only not the one that many observers put in it.

War that goes into history



As it was before. Each of the parties to the conflict found its supporters on the territory of Syria and formed out of them combat detachments and political structures. She supplied them weapons, ammunition, trained personnel and covered as far as possible in all international organizations. At the same time, despite the fact that a lot of blood flowed in the country, an open confrontation between the leading world powers was still avoided.

At the same time, the emergence of a US or Russian military in any area of ​​combat operations always cooled hotheads and made the enemy respect the presence of at least respect.

War that will be

Who will beat anyone in Syria: why did Putin announce the withdrawal of troops


All this worked very well as long as the pro-American and pro-Russian coalitions in Syria were allied to each other. But this relationship was due only to the presence of ISIS terrorists and their so-called caliphate. But today his days are already numbered, the time has come to think: what will happen next?

After all, it is obvious to everyone that the main contradiction, which became the pretext for the beginning of the war, has not disappeared. And it so happened that the last two years, formally, the main opponents in Syria did not fight each other, but together against a common enemy. At the same time, none of them intend to retreat, which means that we must prepare for a new war. Moreover, a special kind of war, where a complete victory will be a situation where the enemy can be subjugated to his will without firing a shot.

Balance of forces of the parties



The positions of the pro-American Kurds and the Arab detachments of the Union of Democratic Forces (CDS) allied to them are very weak today. In fact, without the help of the United States, they either have to surrender without a fight, or they will be very quickly defeated by the forces of the government army and their allies.

Already, the territory controlled by the VTS (and Iraqi Kurdistan, they should not be separated from this war) is completely surrounded. Moreover, opponents of pro-Americans are very formidable: the government armies of Turkey, Iran, Syria, as well as groups of Shiite volunteers and ... the army of Russia.

In the event of a conflict, Turkey can very easily block its airspace for the American military transport aviation, and this will be a sentence for the Kurds and their allies. This has already happened once, when Iran and Iraq announced an ultimatum to Iraqi Kurdistan, which declared independence. Almost without fighting, they were able to occupy significant territories, including the city of Kirkuk and several important border crossings on the Iraqi-Syrian border. By the way, recently the first specific threat to the Kurds and the SDS was voiced in Iran:

"In the near future, we will witness the advancement of the government and popular forces in Syria and to the east of the Euphrates, as well as the liberation of the city of Raqqa."


Thus, the strategy of extruding the United States from the region is already being formed. Their allies will gradually be confronted with the need to choose from two options, bad and very bad, and the only real problem here can be the US military.

Moscow and Washington: who will replay whom in Syria



The United States understands that their positions are weak and can only continue to deteriorate. Moscow does not go to the exchange and wants to win the game outright. What does Washington have to do in this situation? By any means, drag out the war in Syria and thus create conditions for justifying the presence of your troops on its territory as long as possible. That is, to draw time, during which, perhaps, a new plan will be invented, or circumstances will change.

Based on this, one can understand the real meaning of Vladimir Putin’s statement. With the withdrawal of the Russian army from Syria (incomplete, of course), he puts Washington in a very awkward position. The war with LIH is over. The allies of Damascus have withdrawn their forces. Moreover, Turkey and Iran are always close by and ready to support it if necessary. And on what basis American forces will continue to be located here is not yet clear.

That is, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria is the first step of Russia in the new war. That war that will never be declared. But which is no less important than the one that Moscow and its allies have almost won in Syria. And everyone understands that as soon as the Americans remove their marines from its territory, the days of the Syrian (and Iraqi) Kurdistan will be numbered.
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  1. Chertt
    Chertt 12 December 2017 06: 40 New
    +7
    In the words of Yu, Puchkov, "All of each other, they cut and kill, they throw and rob, in general, a normal, civilized life is going on"
    1. horhe48
      horhe48 12 December 2017 11: 17 New
      +2
      It certainly is. But what to focus on? Everything goes on as usual. The Turks and Iranians will control Syria. Their alleged unity in sovereign united Syria is caused by the reluctance of an independent Kurdistan and to cling to each other for the joy of the states of Israel and the Saudis for religious and imperial reasons. Russia needs to take care of its own. She will have military bases in the "soft underbelly of Europe", which, if necessary, can be strengthened and coastal control, which excludes the possibility of building the Qatari gas pipeline to Europe. An opportunity has appeared in the Middle East market for Russian goods. (This is how our industrialists and entrepreneurs will be able to expand. If as before, then this opportunity will be missed, like the others.) The interests of the states and Israel contradict both Turkish and Iranian. Here along the line of this confrontation, further events in the Middle East will develop. And the states will not go anywhere. They will wait for an opportunity and prepare for this new thugs.
    2. Demon
      Demon 12 December 2017 14: 05 New
      +2
      Only not Yu. Puchkov, but D. Puchkov, for he is Dmitry, dear Chertt.
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 12 December 2017 14: 09 New
        0
        Yes, yes, sorry, of course, Dmitry Yuryevich
    3. Petrik66
      Petrik66 12 December 2017 15: 53 New
      +3
      "Ordinary Miracle" - Eugene Schwartz.
      King Replica:
      King. Meanness, meanness! He drove the best people from around the palace
      kingdoms. He put them to his daughter. Behind the wall, this is done so that
      it’s creepy. Do you know what the royal palace is?
      Master. Wow
      King. And there you have it! Behind the wall, people crush each other, cut relatives
      brothers, sisters strangle ... In short, there is an everyday, everyday life.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 December 2017 06: 55 New
    13
    as soon as the Americans remove their marines from its territory
    And will they clean it? Leaving Syria means admitting defeat to Russia. Already today, Americans are actively shaping public opinion that ISIS is not broken, and therefore the war continues and it’s too early to leave. Then a new pretext will appear, and so on to infinity. The United States was forced to leave foreign territory only with its heavy losses (Vietnam is a good example).
    1. dSK
      dSK 12 December 2017 09: 11 New
      +2
      Hello Gennady!
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Leave Syria
      Our bases for 50 years are also “legalized”.
      the days of Syrian (and Iraqi) Kurdistan will be numbered.
      Assad needs to be “friends” with the Kurds, they are no less than the Palestinians and they have the right to "self-organization". hi
      1. Lycan
        Lycan 12 December 2017 10: 29 New
        0
        This "self-organization" is overseen by the Shtatovs - do you propose to warm the snake in its rear? Well, a time bomb.
    2. GAF
      GAF 12 December 2017 19: 21 New
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Already today, Americans are actively shaping public opinion that ISIS is not broken, and therefore the war continues and it’s too early to leave. Then a new pretext will appear, and so on to infinity.

      The way it is. Under the supervision of Israel, the igilov cesspool in the Golan blossoms and smells bad. So much for ISIS. And the US Embassy in Jerusalem is also worthless to leave unattended.
  3. maratk
    maratk 12 December 2017 07: 02 New
    +4
    the author’s thought is correct and I agree with her. but the fact that the Americans will remain in Syria for an indefinite time is a little incorrect. Americans will stay in Syria FOREVER!
  4. sa-ag
    sa-ag 12 December 2017 07: 09 New
    13
    "... Moreover, the pro-American opponents are very formidable: the government armies of Turkey, Iran, Syria, as well as Shiite volunteer units and ... the Russian army.
    In the event of a conflict, Turkey will very easily be able to block its airspace for American military transport aircraft. "
    These are fantasies :-)

    "... why Putin announced the withdrawal of troops"
    Well, the election is the same, you need a puzzithiff :-)
    1. Mik13
      Mik13 12 December 2017 07: 43 New
      +4
      Quote: sa-ag
      "... Moreover, the pro-American opponents are very formidable: the government armies of Turkey, Iran, Syria, as well as Shiite volunteer units and ... the Russian army.

      ... and what in this statement embarrassed you so much? And so it is. Unfortunately for the "democratic opposition."
      Quote: sa-ag
      In the event of a conflict, Turkey will very easily be able to block its airspace for American military transport aircraft. "
      After a failed coup, it will be very surprising if Turkey does not. Erdogan no longer believes the United States from the word at all. And Turkey generally regards the support of the Kurds as hostile actions.
      In addition, something similar had already happened a year and a half ago, when Turkey not only blocked the American military base Incirlik, but also turned off the electricity.
      And quite recently, a completely epic scandal has occurred between Turkey and NATO due to the misuse of photographs ...
    2. RUSOIVAN
      RUSOIVAN 12 December 2017 08: 37 New
      12
      believe me, Putin will win the election, even if he lies in a coma. The support of the people is great.
    3. Good_Taxist
      Good_Taxist 12 December 2017 10: 01 New
      +3
      Well, the election is the same, you need a puzzithiff :-)
      And what? Does he still need voices?
      1. sa-ag
        sa-ag 16 December 2017 11: 43 New
        0
        Quote: Good_Taxist
        Does he still need voices?

        Well, as if the electorate was not distracted by anything else
    4. YUG64
      YUG64 12 December 2017 10: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: sa-ag
      Well, the election is the same, you need a puzzithiff :-)

      Isn’t that positive in Syria? This operation will be studied at military academies for another thirty years, as a model of military art ... By leaving Putin, he really puts Americans in a difficult position, and at the same time gives Assad freedom of action if the dialogue with the Kurds does not work out. ..Nas already there !!!
      1. sa-ag
        sa-ag 16 December 2017 11: 42 New
        0
        Quote: YUG64
        This operation will be studied at military academies for another thirty years, as an example of military art ...

        This is what kind of operation, how did they take Palmyra, and then undergo it within XNUMX hours? Moreover, an irregular army, without the Air Force and Air Defense, and mainly without armored vehicles?
        1. turbris
          turbris 16 December 2017 20: 56 New
          +1
          sa-ag - Don’t worry, that too, they’ll also study how the coalition forces acted in Syria and Iraq, you won’t be laughed too, and of course how much money the Americans spent preparing the Syrian free opposition and how it instantly disappeared, disappeared into ISIS .
        2. jhltyjyjctw
          jhltyjyjctw 21 December 2017 01: 25 New
          0
          Quote: sa-ag
          This is what kind of operation, how did they take Palmyra, and then undergo it within XNUMX hours? Moreover, an irregular army, without the Air Force and Air Defense, and mainly without armored vehicles?


          And how they deployed a full-fledged air base in Khmeimim, and how the English-thinking generals were prevented from seeing all this by the "electronic bubble", and how to launch calibrated nishtyaks at 1500 km. from flat-bottomed half-sea ships A they will especially study how not to get into one aerodrome as sixty-four "tomahawks" as possible.
    5. freejack
      freejack 12 December 2017 10: 39 New
      +1
      Well, then the election, you need a puzzitiff


      If you are under the American flag, then what difference does it make - what does the Russian president need - positive or negative?
      And if you have a cool president, will he do so weakly? ...negative
      1. sa-ag
        sa-ag 16 December 2017 11: 48 New
        0
        Quote: freejack
        And if you have a cool president, will he do so weakly?

        He is not my president, but after his election he brought hundreds of billions of dollars of military orders from the Middle East, mind you, the dude is trying for the country, additional jobs and tax revenues
        1. freejack
          freejack 16 December 2017 12: 02 New
          +1
          I’m not talking about what he carries to you there ... But about what to take and withdraw troops. Is he capable of such an act? ... Why should America Syria? ... Well, why ??? ... Let them start a war with Mexico, and push their weapons there ??? AND? And how will he withdraw the troops if he is not given his own? He is NOBODY politically ... I’m not interested in talking about "nobody" !!! negative
          1. sa-ag
            sa-ag 16 December 2017 12: 05 New
            0
            Quote: freejack
            Why America Syria? ... Well, why ???

            America doesn’t need Syria by itself; Iran was planning to carry out gas transit to Europe through Syria. Americans themselves wanted to supply gas to Europe, why do they need a strong competitor in the region?
            1. freejack
              freejack 16 December 2017 12: 17 New
              0
              And for this it was necessary to plow the whole state ??? (And honestly did not try to trade ??? (((

              What if it works out. Democracy. Market. Healthy competition.!
        2. turbris
          turbris 16 December 2017 20: 58 New
          0
          sa-ag - and where will these orders now be, after the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, guess?
        3. jhltyjyjctw
          jhltyjyjctw 21 December 2017 01: 32 New
          0
          He is not my president, but after his election he brought hundreds of billions of dollars of military orders from the Middle East, notice for the country, the dude is trying, additional jobs and tax revenues [/ quote]

          He brought good wishes to you for hundreds of billions of bitcoins. The dude is PR, dancing with sabers, and then their king goes to Moscow to uncle Vova. About tax revenues in your mocking economy, where you can hear the printing press buzzing in Alaska, better not say anything.
    6. Yurasumy
      12 December 2017 10: 57 New
      +8
      You in the United States, of course, know better, but it seems to me from the Moscow Region that Putin would have won the election without the withdrawal of troops. Or rather, it doesn’t affect the election.
      1. sa-ag
        sa-ag 16 December 2017 11: 50 New
        0
        Quote: yurasumy
        but it seems to me from the Moscow Region that Putin would have won the election without the withdrawal of troops.

        Well, I still said something long before that we needed to recognize Putin’s election as valid :-)
        1. jhltyjyjctw
          jhltyjyjctw 21 December 2017 01: 34 New
          0
          Quote: sa-ag
          Well, I still said something long before that we needed to recognize Putin’s election as valid :-)


          And crown him. Join us and together we will rule the galaxy.
  5. Masya masya
    Masya masya 12 December 2017 07: 40 New
    +3
    The war with ISIS is over. The allies of Damascus withdrew their forces. Moreover, Turkey and Iran are always nearby and are ready to support him if necessary. And on what basis American forces will continue to be here, it is not yet clear.

    And now on what basis are they there? Who called them? A comfortable position, uncomfortable in arrogant, without any justification ...
    1. Antianglosax
      Antianglosax 12 December 2017 11: 12 New
      +2
      Quote: Masya Masya
      The war with ISIS is over. The allies of Damascus withdrew their forces. Moreover, Turkey and Iran are always nearby and are ready to support him if necessary. And on what basis American forces will continue to be here, it is not yet clear.

      And now on what basis are they there? Who called them? A comfortable position, uncomfortable in arrogant, without any justification ...

      Until they are taken home in packs in coffins, they will not calm down. But this is not difficult to arrange - with massive missile and bombing strikes from the air and the earth against a cluster of amerogeodes, they strike a couple of times — striped and run away. And the whole world will applaud while standing!
  6. Gardamir
    Gardamir 12 December 2017 08: 05 New
    +5
    Moscow and its allies
    And who are Moscow allies?
    1. solzh
      solzh 12 December 2017 09: 00 New
      +2
      Quote: Gardamir
      Moscow and its allies
      And who are Moscow allies?

      Russia has as many as three allies: the army, navy, and VKS. hi
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 12 December 2017 11: 54 New
        +1
        In Russia
        and Moscow?
        1. sa-ag
          sa-ag 16 December 2017 11: 45 New
          +1
          Quote: Gardamir
          and Moscow?

          There is also a missile defense system, not like the regions :-)
  7. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 12 December 2017 08: 06 New
    +2
    Since when is Turkey an ally of Assad?
    1. solzh
      solzh 12 December 2017 09: 02 New
      +1
      Probably since he became the head of Turkey wink
    2. andj61
      andj61 12 December 2017 09: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: Krasnodar
      Since when is Turkey an ally of Assad?

      From the very beginning of Assad’s assumption of office, his relationship with Erdogan was excellent: he often visited each other and spent his vacation together. So right comrade solzh
      Quote: solzh
      Probably since he became the head of Turkey wink

      Then, however, they quarreled. But darlings swear - only amuse!
      Now Assad and Erdogan are objectively on the same side. Erdogan needs to ensure the rights of Turkoman in Syria - there are few Turkoman there, so this does not matter much to Assad. And, most importantly, to prevent the independence or wide autonomy of the Kurds in Syria. And Assad is interested in this. These Kurds are in close cooperation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is fighting against Turkey. And with these Kurds the Americans work very closely, arm and support them. Nothing brings political figures together like a common enemy! bully hi
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 12 December 2017 10: 56 New
        0
        Quote: andj61
        Quote: Krasnodar
        Since when is Turkey an ally of Assad?

        From the very beginning of Assad’s assumption of office, his relationship with Erdogan was excellent: he often visited each other and spent his vacation together. So right comrade solzh
        Quote: solzh
        Probably since he became the head of Turkey wink

        Then, however, they quarreled. But darlings swear - only amuse!
        Now Assad and Erdogan are objectively on the same side. Erdogan needs to ensure the rights of Turkoman in Syria - there are few Turkoman there, so this does not matter much to Assad. And, most importantly, to prevent the independence or wide autonomy of the Kurds in Syria. And Assad is interested in this. These Kurds are in close cooperation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is fighting against Turkey. And with these Kurds the Americans work very closely, arm and support them. Nothing brings political figures together like a common enemy! bully hi

        Quote: solzh
        Probably since he became the head of Turkey wink

        But he occupied part of Syria, Syrian troops fired artillery, Assad shot down a Turkish plane ... they have a common interest only in the Kurds, and even that, the Syrians are calling for dialogue with them ...
        1. andj61
          andj61 12 December 2017 12: 49 New
          0
          Quote: Krasnodar
          But he occupied part of Syria, Syrian troops fired artillery, Assad shot down a Turkish plane ... they have a common interest only in the Kurds, and even that, the Syrians are calling for dialogue with them ...

          So this is from the section "cute scolding" ... request In 2011, the West began to actively run into Assad. Erdogan decided not to stand aside and also participate in the partition of Syria, or at least secure his interests there by weakening the Kurds. Moreover, at the mental level, the Turks perceive the Middle East as their territory - for hundreds of years all this was part of the Shining Port!
          In 2012, the Syrians shot down a Turkish plane that flew into their airspace - this is the result of escalation and a kind of response to the support of some pro-Turkish armed opposition groups in Syria. And already in the last year, Putin has ensured the convergence of the interests of Erdogan and Assad. Assad, in order to simply stay alive, it is necessary to preserve Syria, to ensure at least the continuity of power declared at the international level, coupled with a guarantee of personal security, to strengthen central authority .. Erdogan does not mind - the strengthening of Turkish forces in Syria along with the prevention of independence or wide autonomy Kurds, along with the weakening of Kurdish armed units - all this is in his interests. Joint work for my benefit - it unites!
    3. Yurasumy
      12 December 2017 10: 58 New
      0
      Since he helps him fight his enemies. Not?
  8. askme
    askme 12 December 2017 08: 50 New
    +3
    I didn’t even notice an elephant .... The game of Russia is more subtle: Russia wants to make its withdrawal of troops its already strong moral position. And this is exactly what will become the main moral resource of Russia as an intermediary for negotiations with Kurds and for negotiations with the opposition. Everything is now rushing to the negotiation process. Having agreed with the Kurds and the opposition, Russia will make it so that the Kurds themselves will remove the Yankees, with guarantees of security on the part of Russia ... As for a clear victory, the Yankees themselves provoke such a development of events by complete imperial obstinacy ...

    Rotten tomatoes from Arabs and so on will fly for a long time to Israel and the USA. Muslims for intrigues around Jerusalem. So they are excluded from the settlement process in Syria. Objectively. It’s time for Colonel Trump to appropriate Colonel)
  9. alexhol
    alexhol 12 December 2017 08: 50 New
    0
    The pipe is laid, the nuclear power plant is being built - you can no longer annoy and provoke Mr. Erdogan.
  10. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 December 2017 09: 55 New
    +1
    The GDP move made a strong one. The United States must somehow respond ... But how?
  11. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 12 December 2017 10: 43 New
    0
    The conclusion of the author is true. Most likely the way it is!
  12. Foxmara
    Foxmara 12 December 2017 11: 05 New
    0
    Thanks, Cap ))
    This was obvious a year ago. Since the mattresses do not want to leave under the pretext of ISIS, they announced its destruction and the troops were withdrawn. There is no excuse. The basic basis of negotiations of sellers is to remove the obstacle voiced by the partner.
  13. Foxmara
    Foxmara 12 December 2017 11: 10 New
    0
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    The GDP move made a strong one. The United States must somehow respond ... But how?

    The fact of the matter is that theoretically they may not respond. Pretend not to be heard. The trouble with the Yankees is that they, too, managed to blow the victory over ISIS, and in this case it does not matter who won - it is necessary to raise in the Security Council the question of the legality of finding a coalition in Syria. Further, either they will rest and admit that they wanted to spit on everything, or they will agree and begin to conclude. Or a new test tube will appear .. I’m sure that the “test tubes” are looking / preparing / at high speed.
    The target may be Iran.
    The goal can be any Muslim country that attacked Israel under the pretext of a holy war for Jerusalem. Preferably Syria or Iran of course.
    In this sense, Israel can do anything - the United States and Israel will arrange a war against one "rogue", especially if it is the above-mentioned countries. Israel will get new lands, the USA is an occasion to stay and redistribute the outcome of the war.
  14. Foxmara
    Foxmara 12 December 2017 11: 15 New
    +1
    Quote: Lycan
    This "self-organization" is overseen by the Shtatovs - do you propose to warm the snake in its rear? Well, a time bomb.

    THIS BV - here anyone can throw any. And Kurds can throw mattresses. And we can, but this is not a reason not to agree. Big Bazaar - everyone is being traded, everything is being sold. And do not think that we will bring stability here in one war. Then plow and plow
  15. andrew xnumx
    andrew xnumx 12 December 2017 12: 49 New
    0
    A very good article! Only we need to somehow separate the withdrawal of our troops and the comprehensive development of our military bases in Syria with an increase in the military contingent there. Do not forget about the prospect of a military base in eastern Syria to control the Middle East. In addition, it is necessary to increasingly help General Haftar in Libya. And this is not charity at all. NATO is moving towards our borders. Their rockets are getting closer. Now disputes are unfolding about the development strategy of our fleet. But whatever this strategy is as a result, the categorical imperative for ensuring Russia's security is to recreate a powerful Mediterranean squadron, which with the help of cruise missiles will restrain NATO’s aggressiveness, creating a threat from the south. At the same time, we must not allow the transformation of the Mediterranean and the Balkans into a shock bridgehead against us. And for the implementation of these tasks, one base in the eastern Mediterranean in Syria is not enough for us. We need Libya, bases in this country. At one time, we betrayed Gaddafi. The unforgivable mistake made a few years ago must be corrected. And we must immediately begin to move in this direction. In addition, by our actions we will bring confusion into the plans of our potential opponents, and perhaps they will not even be able to realize the blow in the Donbass. Some of the aircraft could now move to Egypt, closer to the Libyan border. We must act, our enemies are very powerful and we must be one step ahead of them at least. By the way, something needs to be done in the Balkans too, soon we will completely lose them.
    1. 97110
      97110 14 December 2017 13: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: andrew 07
      An unforgivable mistake made a few years ago

      She has already scraped half a bag of political capital and put it in a bag. Do not confuse the gambit with the endgame. Pricking the eyes of the states with Libya and Iraq has become a good form - look for yourself on the most important political statements of the leaders of the Russian Federation, listen to talking rooms on TV. Even Ukrainians on Russian TV have nothing to argue, although this is worrying. They can handle any heap ... to see. But from their view, your "unforgivable mistake" simply does not deserve attention?
    2. jhltyjyjctw
      jhltyjyjctw 21 December 2017 01: 49 New
      0
      Quote: andrew 07
      But whatever this strategy is as a result, the categorical imperative for ensuring Russia's security is to recreate a powerful Mediterranean squadron, which with the help of cruise missiles will restrain NATO’s aggressiveness, creating a threat from the south. At the same time, we must not allow the transformation of the Mediterranean and the Balkans into a shock bridgehead against us. And for the implementation of these tasks, one base in the eastern Mediterranean in Syria is not enough for us. We need Libya, bases in this country.


      Die imperial ardor. Be realistic. The GDP itself said that we do not need bases in Syria either; we will get where we need it and so we will get it. The Mediterranean squadron, if recreated, will become a squadron of one battle. And negotiations with Egypt and Libya are likely to take place on jump airfields and maintenance, reconnaissance, positioning and guidance points. In general, we want to attend and observe. Just watch. Till...
  16. CHRICK
    CHRICK 12 December 2017 12: 50 New
    +2
    You are all Russophobes put together from all over the world, never when you do not beat V.V. Putin. The gut is thin and brains all flowed out, there remains one rotten democracy, homo tolerance in all directions, freedom of nonsense, rotten shit value and long-term freedom of speech. And the Ukrosvidomitov and their likeness, jumping only two cans of paint with zholtosinoy and ujoyin thickened, became a brain constipation that wants better and drifts somewhere
  17. Camrad
    Camrad 12 December 2017 13: 01 New
    +1
    It’s strange, but for some reason it seems to me that our “withdrawal of troops” simply wants to formally distance themselves precisely from the operation to force the states out of eastern Syria, which will be carried out “like” without the participation of Russia.
  18. sergevonsohrn
    sergevonsohrn 12 December 2017 13: 02 New
    +1
    the war is certainly not over yet, and Putin is taking logical steps, shifting the main responsibility for solving the Kurdish and SDS problem to the shoulders of his Muslim allies and .... the states! Russia has no reason to get involved in a long conflict in Syria, especially since the main goal has been achieved - Russia already controls an important strategic region of the eastern Mediterranean (bases in Syria and Egypt). she has elections ahead and another “headache” - Ukraine .... and experienced VKS pilots will be very needed here!
    1. jhltyjyjctw
      jhltyjyjctw 21 December 2017 01: 51 New
      0
      Quote: sergevonsohrn
      the main goal is achieved - Russia already controls an important strategic region of the eastern Mediterranean


      To the very point. Hooray.
  19. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 12 December 2017 14: 18 New
    +6
    So, the war is over, the Americans need to be informed about this.
  20. Alex fancy
    Alex fancy 12 December 2017 14: 34 New
    0
    Where there are Americans there is always a stink and a mess, and as soon as more hornbeams they will take home so their mission in Syria will gloriously end as for their allies.
  21. Radikal
    Radikal 12 December 2017 14: 46 New
    +1
    Who will beat anyone in Syria: why did Putin announce the withdrawal of troops
    The answer is simple to the point of banality - money runs out for the maintenance of personnel and equipment in accordance with wartime standards! Hence the question - "Is the state ready for a full-scale war?" And unfortunately there is no answer! recourse
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 16 December 2017 12: 44 New
      +7
      Quote: Radikal
      The answer to the banality is simple ...

      ... and absolutely wrong laughing
      1. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 16 December 2017 12: 52 New
        +3
        And exactly all the inputs and outputs to the pipe cut? recourse
    2. jhltyjyjctw
      jhltyjyjctw 21 December 2017 01: 53 New
      0
      Quote: Radikal
      Who will beat anyone in Syria: why did Putin announce the withdrawal of troops
      The answer is simple to the point of banality - money runs out for the maintenance of personnel and equipment in accordance with wartime standards! Hence the question - "Is the state ready for a full-scale war?" And unfortunately there is no answer! recourse


      Wagner PMC is ready for a full-scale war. And they’re not fighting in money. Money paid for the defeat. I heard that the mattress covers again launched the money-making machine.
  22. turbris
    turbris 12 December 2017 19: 23 New
    +1
    I agree with the author’s assessment, but there are still a few points that explain Putin’s statement: the first is to make it clear to the Syrian authorities that no one is going to back up their power with Russian bayonets, we must move ourselves to organize a peaceful political process in Syria; the second is to show everyone in the Middle East that Russia is not going to militarily maintain its influence and interfere in the development of political processes - we are not the United States; the third, by withdrawing the contingent of troops, it is clear to the United States that they will not be able to drag us into a long war in the Middle East.
  23. Vladimir SHajkin
    Vladimir SHajkin 12 December 2017 20: 04 New
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    The Cold War, which Americans believe won, continues. The USSR rested, but Russia remained, which means that the war would continue, and that was only an episode, albeit a long one.
  24. ando_bor
    ando_bor 12 December 2017 21: 29 New
    +1
    Russia's main opponent in Syria is not ISIS at all, but the American system of global dominance, when anyone who did not obey them was destroyed, by any means, in this case, using ISIS, and this system was destroyed along with ISIS, now anyone can send, fly, Americans with gifts to Russia and there will be nothing for him from the Americans - Turkey went an unexpected bonus.
  25. acetophenon
    acetophenon 16 December 2017 20: 37 New
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    2A46 is the best Russian sniper barrel.