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The "olive branch" does not carry the world ...

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According to biblical tradition, when the Flood stopped, the dove brought Noah, who had taken refuge from the deadly elements in the ark, with an olive branch. It was a sign that the Almighty is no longer angry with people. Both the dove and the olive branch have since been considered symbols of peace. On the UN emblem, an olive branch has twisted around the globe, and this should have symbolized the slogan “No to War” ...


But today, the "Olive Branch" is called a military operation. Well, this is reminiscent of the blasphemy of the NATO bloc, which called the monstrous bombardment of Yugoslavia - the operation "Merciful Angel".
The "olive branch" does not carry the world ...


20 January Turkey announced the start of operations in Syria against the Kurdish armed forces. The Turkish Air Force is bombing targets in the Syrian city of Afrin, controlled by the Kurds. During the first day, 153 targets were hit, and 45 smashed objects are now being reported. According to the Kurdish self-defense forces, six civilians and three fighters were killed, another 13 people were injured.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on January 21 announced the ground phase. According to the latest newsTurkish Tanks entered Afrin with the support of gangs of the "Syrian opposition" (the so-called "Syrian Free Army").

By starting this operation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came into conflict with Washington. Earlier, the United States announced the creation of a new force opposing the legitimate Syrian leadership - the so-called. "Security detachments". According to this plan, these units should consist of Kurds loyal to the United States and funded by them, and be located on the Syrian-Turkish border.

Of course, this turn of events did not appeal to official Ankara. Erdogan can be understood - if the Syrian Kurds, with the support of the United States, become a serious force and decide to proclaim their own "state", this could provoke the Turkish Kurds to revolt. At least, the situation in Turkey will seriously aggravate, old problems will emerge ...

The United States and Turkey have long tormented Syria together. As soon as the confrontation between the legitimate Syrian authorities and the (then "moderate") pro-American "opposition" began, Ankara joyfully joined all punitive measures against its southern neighbor. And this is despite the fact that the earlier Turkish-Syrian relations were not hostile. Under Bashar al-Assad, they were getting better. But Washington said Fas, and Ankara replied: “Yes!”, Without considering the consequences. And the gangsters gathered from all over the world poured into Syria from Turkey weapon and material assistance for militants. The “opposition” of the Turkish masters did not let down — the plundered wealth of the Syrians flowed to the Turkey from the occupied Syrian regions — equipment of factories and plants, cultural property, oil, even bread ...

Now the Turkish leadership fit to "bite your elbows." The United States, in its quest to weaken Syria as much as possible, supports the unhealthy tendencies of Kurdish separatism. With their Turkish “NATO brothers”, the people sitting in the White House and the Pentagon did not count. Erdogan now has to put pressure on the Kurds in Syrian territory. That while the Turkish army violates the sovereignty of a foreign state, of course, Recep Tayyip is not a bit embarrassed - before that Turkey had repeatedly interfered in the course of the conflict, including directly (as it happened, for example, during "Kasab city in the Syrian province of Latakia).

Of course, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad opposed such a brazen invasion of his country. According to him, "aggression in the Syrian city of Afrin cannot be separated from the policies pursued by the Turkish regime since the beginning of the Syrian crisis and built on the support of terrorism and various terrorist groups».

But it is clear that now the Syrian army will not be able to repel an invasion. She has more pressing tasks, such as, for example, getting rid of terrorists from the province of Idleb and the Eastern Guta area in the province of Damascus. Moreover, many Kurdish forces, fairly stuffed with American help, do not show loyalty to Damascus, but, on the contrary, dream of separation from the country. The Russian Foreign Ministry also condemned the Turkish invasion of Afrin, but it can be expected that the case at this stage can be limited to condemnation.

At the initiative of France, the situation should be considered at a closed meeting of the UN Security Council. On this occasion, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt авavusoglu said that his country considers bringing the issue of Afrin to the discussion of the UN Security Council as “taking the side of terrorists”. All this is reminiscent of the vile and dirty fight predators because of the division of prey.

In such a situation, the Kurds should understand that their dreams of their state are used by the USA for purposes far from the interests of the Kurdish people. And it is precisely the separatist and anti-Syrian positions of individual Kurdish leaders that have led to their present plight. This is a good lesson, for which, unfortunately, you have to pay a huge price ...

The position of the forces that sincerely wish Syria for peace should be unambiguous - all those whom they did not call in the country should not be in it and, moreover, should invade it, as well as arm the militants. This applies equally to the United States and Turkey.
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  2. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 22 January 2018 10: 47
    +5
    Who is stronger - he writes the story. So it was, is and will be.
    1. The black
      The black 22 January 2018 11: 17
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      Kurds are a "barrel of gunpowder" in that region .. 40 million people without their own country are scattered in 4 countries .. To create their country, they need to "bite" a little from each of the 4 countries of residence .. And on it's all 4 are unlikely to go .. Americans are more tasteful, so they are starting to kindle ..
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 22 January 2018 14: 16
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        The Chinese have already been driven to Syria. But for some reason they are not yet visible. Kneading will be cool! belay
      2. NF68
        NF68 26 January 2018 21: 14
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        Quote: Black
        Kurds are a "barrel of gunpowder" in that region .. 40 million people without their own country are scattered in 4 countries .. To create their country, they need to "bite" a little from each of the 4 countries of residence .. And on it's all 4 are unlikely to go .. Americans are more tasteful, so they are starting to kindle ..


        That's for sure. It is not for nothing that the Americans began to mischief there.
  3. Vard
    Vard 22 January 2018 11: 02
    +2
    Turkey proceeds from the preservation of the territorial integrity of the country and security ... Kurds want independence ... Peacefully these two mutually exclusive things cannot be achieved ... So the war ... until the final defeat of one of the parties ...
  4. Irbenwolf
    Irbenwolf 22 January 2018 11: 17
    +4
    Everything is working out perfectly for the Russian ally. An opposition aggressively inclined towards central authority in Damascus will be defeated by the wrong hands. Turkey is developing a negative among the local population.

    A good option for the development of events ...
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 22 January 2018 11: 35
      +2
      Partly, you are right if you do not take into account the Kurds at all. The Turks are now fighting with the Kurds, who are supported and armed by the United States pursuing their own interests (the dismemberment of Syria, the overthrow of Assad). The Syrian army can calmly focus its efforts on Nusra. But voices are already beginning to sound from the Kurdish side (obviously from the United States) that Russia, along with Turkey, is responsible for this operation. And this is not entirely good, and with the right ideological treatment, it can reorient part of the Kurds against Russia.
    2. karish
      karish 22 January 2018 11: 36
      +3
      Quote: IrbenWolf
      Everything is working out perfectly for the Russian ally. An opposition aggressively inclined towards central authority in Damascus will be defeated by the wrong hands. Turkey is developing a negative among the local population.

      A good option for the development of events ...

      You are not confused yet, who in general against Sri in Sria? laughing
      1. Romulus
        Romulus 22 January 2018 11: 43
        +2
        Quote: karish
        You are not confused yet, who in general against Sri in Sria?

        All against all - Human freedom: everyone has the right to everything, even to the life of another person. This leads to constant conflict, to the inability to ensure the public good and protect oneself from evil. So there is a war of all against all. First introduced in the treatise "Leviathan"
      2. Irbenwolf
        Irbenwolf 22 January 2018 12: 41
        +4
        Is the Krud Militia friendly (whatever it may be) friendly to Damascus? The guys quietly capture the territory of not mythical "Kurdistan", but quite real Syria.
  5. Strashila
    Strashila 22 January 2018 12: 16
    +1
    The term Kurds, the concept is the same extensible ... there is no unity, it uses Turkey ... all under one comb.
  6. Rostislav
    Rostislav 22 January 2018 12: 25
    +2
    all those who were not invited to the country should not be in it, much less invade it, as well as arm militants. This applies equally to the United States and Turkey.

    There is a "kind word" in support of Syria, but it does not yet have a "pistol". So, Assad will not be able to achieve anything from Erdogan, and even more so from the "exceptional" ones.
    But I believe that the Syrian people will cope.
  7. Normal ok
    Normal ok 22 January 2018 13: 07
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    the dove brought Noah, who had sheltered from the deadly elements in the ark, an olive branch. It was a sign that the Almighty is no longer angry with people

    Actually, according to the Bible, it was a sign that the earth was near! Gee-gee.
  8. Normal ok
    Normal ok 22 January 2018 13: 13
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    Has anyone considered such a scenario that if Erdogan cannot crush the Kurds? His position as a Leader, to shake a lot - resignation, re-election. Can the states lead to this?

    PySy. Pogromova in his repertoire - solid stamps.
  9. pytar
    pytar 22 January 2018 14: 59
    +1
    Good stat! Respect to the author! Only one passage, guarded: "... unhealthy trends of Kurdish separatism .."! Each national liberation struggle of one or another people can be called so unhealthy! Kurds have the right to their own state! Moreover, in the borders where they are great and live for centuries!
    1. elenagromova
      22 January 2018 15: 38
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      From Syria do not need to break off the territory, yeah. Suppose they are chipping away from Turkey - this desire to weaken one of the NATO countries can still be supported. But not from our ally! And the moment is chosen - at the very time when the question of the very existence of Syria is being resolved.
      1. pytar
        pytar 22 January 2018 22: 43
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        Splitting the territory from Turkey will not work, if, first, in the border areas of Syria and Iraq, Kurdish quasi-states are not formed. Otherwise, there is no difference in the actions of the governments of Syria, Iraq and Turkey. They are equally criminal towards the Kurds! Their allies too.
  10. Strashila
    Strashila 22 January 2018 17: 00
    +2
    "The commander-in-chief of the Kurdish detachments of YPG fighters, Sipan Hemo, has accused Russia of betraying her for not discouraging Ankara from attacking the Kurdish canton of Afrin in Syria. This was reported on the YPG official website." from https://lenta.ru/news/2018/01/22/russia_predatel/ ... "He added that now the Kurds have seen the true face of Moscow and Russia" has become an unprincipled state. "" ... might have kept silent, then maybe he went abstruse ... pushing such speeches, he clearly made it so that Russia would definitely not help the Kurds now, he simply set up all his fellow tribesmen ... now we are waiting for the Americans to come out as the savior of the Kurds ... because the speech was clearly addressed to them. .. now they have renounced Assad and Russia ... now they are all of them completely with all their giblets.
  11. ANDRE - LATVIA
    ANDRE - LATVIA 22 January 2018 18: 25
    +1
    Until the Kurds give up US support and recognize the legitimate government of Syria, Turkey’s actions only benefit both Damascus and Moscow. The Athenian and Rojavian gypsies will either stop twitching and go under Assad, or let them not exist at all.
    1. pytar
      pytar 22 January 2018 22: 56
      +1
      The Kurds cannot do this, because in this case they will have to dream of an independent state! They will be allies to those who help them in the national liberation struggle! Actually, all the players are trying to use the Kurds in their interests! And no one will give the Kurds freedom if they themselves do not compete for it! But they have been fighting for a long time and are fighting quite well! Kurdish men and women are fighting along with them!





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  12. ANDRE - LATVIA
    ANDRE - LATVIA 22 January 2018 18: 27
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    Quote: pytar
    Good stat! Respect to the author! Only one passage, guarded: "... unhealthy trends of Kurdish separatism .."! Each national liberation struggle of one or another people can be called so unhealthy! Kurds have the right to their own state! Moreover, in the borders where they are great and live for centuries!

    Except that the Kurds are one of the most meager and treacherous Mesopotamian tribes ...
    1. pytar
      pytar 22 January 2018 22: 48
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      It is all who are not ours, bad. If the Kurds were looking for an alliance with Russia, they would be the most correct! But how to look for an alliance with Russia, if the goals of Russia come into conflict with the Kurdish national liberation movement? Kurds are one of the most ancient peoples and have the right to their state! 40 million they!
  13. Lexus
    Lexus 22 January 2018 18: 57
    +2
    The "olive branch" does not carry the world ...

    Death and devastation - such is the price of political shortsightedness, naivety and outright stupidity.
  14. A.
    A. 22 January 2018 19: 02
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    Quote: siberalt
    The Chinese have already been driven to Syria. But for some reason they are not yet visible. Kneading will be cool! belay

    The Chinese then wonder why. What they produce can be called one letter, the fourth from the beginning of the alphabet, and the warriors are most likely the same. You can’t copy courage and valor either with crooked hands or with a 3-d printer.
  15. flicker
    flicker 22 January 2018 23: 42
    +3
    The position of the forces that sincerely want Syria peace should be unambiguous - all those who were not invited to the country should not be in it, and even more so, intrude into it, as well as arm militants. This applies equally to the United States and Turkey.

    Everything is accurate and there is nothing to add.
    In fact, now everything is in the hands of the Kurds ... the Turks are eager to exterminate them, the Americans will use it instead of the igles ... the best (most reasonable) option is autonomy within Syria, the Americans are squeezed out, the Turks Iran, Iraq and Syria will convince themselves to framework.
  16. etrofimov
    etrofimov 23 January 2018 10: 36
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    In politics and war there is no place for morality, there is only room for expediency ... The current operation of Turkey for Russia is quite beneficial, and the problems of the Kurds, well, you generally know about the sheriff and blacks ...
    The more potential US allies will tear each other, the better for us. For example, it would be nice to organize a war between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. They have a contradiction in the sea, both countries have been American satraps for many recent decades. Would have torn each other, yet we have the joy and profit from the sale of weapons. It would also be nice to Indians teach a little lesson, supplying Pakistan as much as possible at discount prices with all types of weapons and setting them up. The Hindus were overgrown, they betrayed us and the amers began to lick our asses, it would be nice to remind who the boss is in the house, otherwise they were completely upset! It would also be frankly nice to plant weapons for all howlers and potential warriors in oil-producing countries: Nigeria, Venezuela and the like. War means a decrease in oil production, and this will raise the price, it is profitable for us!
    In the end, it would be nice to organize some kind of provocation that would cause a major US blow to Iran, Iran is dangerous for us with oil and gas dumping, but you need to do this carefully and with the wrong hands. By the way, the cessation of the supply of oil and LNG from Iran will bind China closer to us!

    At one time, one Englishman correctly said: England has no permanent enemies, no permanent allies, but there are permanent interests!

    This policy of Russia should be pursued and should be, so for many centuries we have been feeding all sorts of non-Russian apricots from the outskirts with the blood of the Russian people, and all this so that with the slightest weakening of the center these bastards declare their secession, the previous period of occupation and begin to expel Russian people from their territory!
    1. pytar
      pytar 23 January 2018 13: 07
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      In politics and war there is no place for morality, there is only room for expediency ...

      It’s rare that anyone admits this fact, but it is so. Russia is not an exception.
      It would also be nice to Indians teach a little lesson, supplying Pakistan as much as possible at discount prices with all types of weapons and setting them up. The Hindus are overgrown, they betrayed us and begin to lick our amers ass ..

      As Russia has the right to act without moral prohibitions in its interests, so the Indians and everyone else have that right. It will not be so easy to teach Indians a lesson. This is a gigantic country in terms of GDP already surpassing Russia, and in terms of population by 10 times! India has huge potential.
      At one time, one Englishman correctly said: England has no permanent enemies, no permanent allies, but there are permanent interests!

      It is about Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston. (Speech in the House of Commons 1 March 1848 g.). Which, in a sense, is similar to the words attributed to Alexander III (there is a version that Minister Pyotr Vannovsky said to the military) - "Russia has only two allies: its army and navy."
      In fact, this pragmatic doctrine rejects Russian claims to others about "betrayal" and the like. If you relate to others guided by your interests, then they are quite right in their attitude towards you in the same way.
      so for many centuries we have been feeding all sorts of non-Russian apricots from the outskirts with the blood of the Russian people

      They are the same in origin Russian, as well as Russian in the Russian Federation. Propaganda made them "not Russian." Including Russian propaganda, which reveals their "non-Russian apricots." If this continues, then after some time other "non-Russian ethnic groups" are formed from the body of the Russian people. This is destructive madness, gentlemen!
  17. FLOOD
    FLOOD 24 January 2018 13: 41
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    Quote: pytar
    The Kurds cannot do this, because in this case they will have to dream of an independent state! They will be allies to those who help them in the national liberation struggle! Actually, all the players are trying to use the Kurds in their interests! And no one will give the Kurds freedom if they themselves do not compete for it! But they have been fighting for a long time and are fighting quite well! Kurdish men and women are fighting along with them!





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    This is an Iraqi women's unit!
    1. pytar
      pytar 24 January 2018 17: 04
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      I don’t know about the last photo. The second is probably from the Kurds. And the first and third are definitely Kurdish women. YPG! The question is not fundamental. The Internet is full of pictures on the topic!
  18. FLOOD
    FLOOD 24 January 2018 13: 43
    +1
    Quote: pytar
    It is all who are not ours, bad. If the Kurds were looking for an alliance with Russia, they would be the most correct! But how to look for an alliance with Russia, if the goals of Russia come into conflict with the Kurdish national liberation movement? Kurds are one of the most ancient peoples and have the right to their state! 40 million they!

    Well, give them some territory of your state, let them create their own there!
    1. pytar
      pytar 24 January 2018 17: 10
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      Well, give them some territory of your state, let them create their own there!

      By what logic ??? Kurds live in these areas far before the arrival of Arabs and Turks! They want to free their lands! Aliens do not want to!
      1. elenagromova
        24 January 2018 18: 11
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        Syria is not to blame for the fact that its borders were defined by other, stronger ones. Those who kept her in colonial slavery.
        And now it is not good to use the fact that the country is weakened by war.
        That would end the war - would raise the question of autonomy.
        1. pytar
          pytar 24 January 2018 22: 11
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          Syria is not to blame for the fact that its borders were defined by other, stronger ones. Those who kept her in colonial slavery.

          That's right! Colonial empires cut multimillion peoples from the border! This is their sin! Syria is to blame for enduring one injustice done by others!
          And now it is not good to use the fact that the country is weakened by war.

          It was not good when Hafez al-Assad / father of Bashar / and Bashar himself, being stronger then used their strength and very hard cracked down on the Kurds! Syria's weakness, Iraq, is a chance for the Kurds, which probably will not happen again!
          That would end the war - would raise the question of autonomy.

          Why do they need autonomy ?! The peoples need their own state! Peoples have the right to self-determination and statehood! From a moral point of view, the right is completely on the side of the Kurds! Another question is that not moral law, but "law" is decided by force in this unjust world!