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US media: Russia and the United States staged a “military base race” in Syria

Russia and the United States staged a “military base race” in Syria due to the fact that each side intends to expand its presence in the Middle East and confront asymmetrical threats, writes Defense News.

“The United States has a military base in Al Tabqah near Raqqa. Previously, this object was a Syrian air base, now on this base, American instructors are training Kurdish troops. Another military facility is being built in Al-Tanf, where American troops do not allow Russian and government forces, ”the article cites. RIA News.

Russia also has two military bases: the Hmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base. The publication at the same time recalls that the Russians created their objects with the permission of the official Damascus.

As retired General of the Lebanese Army Wahbi Katysh noted, “the rivalry between Russia and the United States on Syrian territory, including in the context of the creation of military bases, is due to the strategic position of Syria.”

According to him, this country is "the gateway to the Middle East and the Persian Gulf," so Russia intends to return to this region "as a great power."

The general also stressed that the military operation in Syria has allowed Russia to increase arms exports. In particular, it refers to the agreement with Saudi Arabia on the supply system C-400 "Triumph".

Recall, Russia launched a military operation against terrorist groups in September 2015, at the official request of the Syrian authorities. The Western coalition led by the United States launched an anti-terrorist operation in 2014, without the permission of Damascus.
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 17 January 2018 10: 46
    And what a conclusion they fought, they fought, and then bam and the Russians came.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 17 January 2018 11: 03
      If you arrange a "race" on legitimate bases, then we are ahead. The official status of US military bases is equivalent to pirate and other robber settlements stop
  2. newcomer
    newcomer 17 January 2018 10: 51
    I don’t see any bilateral competition on the bases. I see only the desire of the Yankees to put down their vipers in Syria, from where the vipers trained by the Yanks are massively produced.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 17 January 2018 10: 55
      Garik, good day! hi With their bases, mattresses make it clear that they won’t get out of Syria so simply. And they don’t care that nobody called them there. negative
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 17 January 2018 11: 24
        Pasha, my friend, welcome! yes you're right, that’s all the salt. rod impudent, moreover, collect all the rabble_ scum of mankind in Syria to start the second round. drive them out of there, oh, how to.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 17 January 2018 11: 37
          Such behavior of the mattresses was quite expected, because I hope that Russia has something to answer.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 17 January 2018 11: 46
            according to some reports, our PMCs are working there, and it’s time for the Tigers to piss off, it’s not all time for the barmalei to wet, it’s necessary to get used to working against enemies more powerfully.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 17 January 2018 11: 49
              You reasonably reasonably, but we still don’t know all the details, and if we do, it’s not soon. wink
  3. KOH
    KOH 17 January 2018 10: 52
    Americans generally need to bring down home, what base? ... Who called them that dirty tricks ...
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 17 January 2018 11: 05
      "The Western coalition led by the United States launched the anti-terror operation in 2014 without the permission of Damascus." ..and UN resolutions. Syria did not ask for them.
      There is UN resolution No. 2249 of November 20, 2015, to which some higher Yankees refer. The UN resolution calls on Member States in a position to do this to take all necessary measures in ISIS-controlled territories in Syria and Iraq. .
      .... "in ISIS-controlled territories." And if the territory is liberated from ISIS, then this is already the territory of Syria, and this territory will no longer automatically fall under the scope of this UN resolution ... and the American troops must withdraw, otherwise they are invaders ...
    KVU-NSVD 17 January 2018 10: 53
    There is a big fundamental difference between Russian and American bases. The Americans are created to aggressively advance their geopolitical interests. Russian - to preserve thereof. I am silent about the quantity - what kind of a race is there anyway.
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 17 January 2018 11: 11
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      There is a big fundamental difference between Russian and American bases

      I wish someone would be able to verify the stability of their bases against attacks by plywood UAVs "assembled by Syrian pioneers from spare parts purchased at the local bazaar" and including the GLONASS module and the active jamming unit. (on the market, why not sell ...)
      Then there would be a fair comparison.
  5. Terenin
    Terenin 17 January 2018 10: 54
    US media: Russia and the United States staged a “military base race” in Syriaso I imagine running alongside - sleek, well-fed and muscular US GMO bases and they are overtaken by the "torn to pieces" (according to Obama) Russian bases lol Why do we have to run, since the owner calmly invited us to his place fool
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 17 January 2018 10: 54
    Lying, deceit, treachery - this is the hallmark of mattress. Everything that they do in Syria, and throughout the world, is illegal, but they make up the righteous in everything.
  7. amr
    amr 17 January 2018 10: 55
    can also train the barmaley, but how to poke at their bases, and if so, then shoot arrows at the terrorists!
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 17 January 2018 11: 01
      You can of course - but "these bad people will betray us as soon as possible" laughing Better by MTR forces, but there will not be a word about this in the order for divan troops laughing
  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT 17 January 2018 10: 58
    No need to compare the American occupation and the processes they support to destabilize Syria with the legitimate legitimate presence of the Russian Federation.
    The Americans are occupiers, and there can be no competition or comparisons at all. Leo (RF) is not compared with a jackal (USA)!
  9. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 17 January 2018 11: 21
    We really have military bases: air and sea ..... and they have some kind of pirate camps .... camps for training militants. If you raise the question of the legitimacy of the United States in Syria, then I think without options, the UN is a pocket organization and now does not solve anything ..... let's see what our people will do in the future ....
  10. flicker
    flicker 17 January 2018 11: 24
    Confrontation: base against base, compliance with legal norms against violation of legal norms.
    Who will support which side?
  11. high
    high 17 January 2018 11: 42
    The family of the dictator Assad, which has been in power for 40 years, is supported only by his clan - the Alawites, who in Syria are 10-12%, who form the basis of the Assad Army.
    After the defeat of Igil, it is necessary in Syria to liquidate the military bases of the USA, Russia, Turkey, Iran and hold elections under the auspices of the UN.
  12. Kerensky
    Kerensky 17 January 2018 11: 45
    Well, here the Syrians themselves have to decide. After all, there are no “no” bases on Syrian maps. They will write an order to create an artillery ground there. The order will be stolen by the pied pigeons and given "where it should be" ... That's when the Pentagon starts running ....