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Trump hit Russia on the right cheek

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The sharp aggravation in the Donbass, occurring despite the current “Easter truce”, is connected with Washington’s attempt to threaten Russia with creating a “second front” in the event of a too sharp reaction to the American strike in Syria.




The main objective of the American "retaliation" in Syria is the symbolic slap in Russia.

Donald Trump and his entourage, with their statements about the "chemical attack" in the Duma and threats, including at UN Security Council meetings, as always, deprived themselves of political maneuver and put the situation into a dead end, from which it would be extremely difficult to get out without losing face.

The position of the Americans is aggravated by the fact that Russia, through the mouth of its military and diplomatic representatives, unequivocally warned the United States that their aggressive actions would cause an immediate and extremely painful response.

Especially humiliating for the United States is that neither the president of Russia nor the head of government has descended into a controversy with Trump: the warnings are voiced by the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and the permanent representative to the UN

At the same time, it is obvious that the Americans are not ready and do not want to really fight with Russia. But Trump cannot retreat either. Especially after the obvious weakness that the American leader showed in the situation of the Korean crisis. Waving a baton in front of Kim Jin Un’s nose and seeing that he was not scared, the American leader hid her behind his back (taking aircraft carrier groups away) and left with nothing.

The American leadership saw in the words of General Gerasimov a certain loophole and an opportunity to make a symbolic "retribution" without war with Russia, that Russia would respond if there was a threat to its citizens. From which the Americans concluded that if their attacks were not struck by the Russians, the Russian Armed Forces would not retaliate against the "carriers," that is, American aircraft and ships from which the missiles would be fired.

An indirect confirmation of this approach is the message published by the 11 of April in the Los Angeles Times.

“The Pentagon’s planning teams are ready to respond to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, but one danger is of particular concern - if the Russian military perish on Syrian territory, which will cause the regional war to develop into a confrontation between Washington and Moscow,” - worried edition.

It also reported that the Pentagon requires Trump to target “the Bashar Assad factories producing chlorine and other toxic agents,” that is, enterprises for the production of agricultural fertilizers and household chemicals. That is, in those places where the Russian military just will not.

Moreover, Trump directly offered Russia the scope of the upcoming strike.

“Russia promises to shoot down all the missiles fired on Syria. Get ready, Russia, because they will arrive - excellent, new and smart. You should not be a partner of an animal that enjoys killing people with gas, ”he wrote on Twitter. That is, the Americans launch rockets, and the Russians are trying to shoot them down without firing at ships and airplanes.

However, there is no certainty that Moscow will agree with this format. And in order to “convince” our country to accept it, the Americans took a number of steps. One of these is a package of recent sanctions, coupled with the unequivocal threat that they can be further strengthened.

Another "argument" was the aggravation in the Donbas, caused by the intensification of the "usual" aggressive actions of the Kiev formations.

So, for the first time in quite a long time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine inflicted a massive artillery strike on the residential quarter of Donetsk. As a result of the shelling of the outskirts of Donetsk, seven civilians were injured and 37 houses were damaged. In addition, gas pipelines were disabled in the Kuibyshev and Kirov districts of the capital of the DPR.

In total, according to the STSKK, almost 600 ammunition, including 152 caliber mm shells, was fired over the territory of the DPR within 24 hours.

Recall, recently, mainly positions of Donbass defenders and very front-line settlements left by residents and almost uninhabited have been mainly shelled.

Now, the blow is quite aimed precisely at residential areas and at urban infrastructure.

And take it anyway as a demonstration is impossible. The current shelling of civilian objects has no military significance and, obviously, is not the beginning of an offensive operation.

Recall that the barbaric shelling of Donbass agglomerations, aimed at "squeezing" the population of LDNR into Russia, was reduced after unequivocal warnings from Moscow.

This is a warning to Moscow: if it rejects the format of symbolic “retaliation” proposed by Trump, then a blow will be struck at the people's republics, to which our country will have to react and be drawn into hostilities in the Donbas. Which, of course, would be highly undesirable.

Moreover, it’s not just the participation of Russian troops in this conflict, but even pressure on Kiev can be a very negative reaction from the EU.

The combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are not too great, but hopes to extract maximum benefits from the anti-Russian hysteria sweeping the West, and even under the "guarantees" of Washington, such as those that Saakashvili had once given, could play a cruel joke with Kiev.

As for us, it is obvious that in the current situation we need to expect strikes in all directions.
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  1. Vard
    Vard April 12 2018 05: 45
    +19
    We have to finish with Ukraine ... It’s like a chiri on the pope until you squeeze it out ... It will hurt ...
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack April 12 2018 06: 02
      +5
      Quote: Vard
      We have to finish with Ukraine ...

      You are probably in checkers, too, only know how to play “Chapaeva” stop
    2. Stas157
      Stas157 April 12 2018 07: 21
      +15
      Quote: Vard
      We have to finish with Ukraine ... It’s like a chiri on the pope until you squeeze it out ... It will hurt ...

      In principle, the Kremlin did not have such plans after the arrival of the Swiss Burkhalter. After all, they could have even minimized it, after high-profile defeats of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in boilers, if you did not occupy the entire Donbass, then move the border away from Donetsk. Mariupol was on a silver platter, it was possible to take without a fight. All this did not happen, because the curators had only one thing in mind - the Minsk Agreements (as a result of which the Donbass is moving away to Ukraine). Donbass was not needed, not like New Russia to Odessa.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 April 12 2018 08: 56
        +7
        These are all scratches on Satan's face. Well, they would push the front from Mariupol. Where, in the desert, or what? Further, there are also cities and villages, and people. And Novorossia is needed ... and Ukraine is not needed not only for nothing, but even if they pay a trillion dollars for it. Then someone wrote that half of Kiev would instantly come under the banner of at least New Russia, even Russia. Good. And what to do with the second half?
        Fifteen million of ours is great! And the fifteen million meanest traitors? Speaking the same language, indistinguishable ... and suffering from a constant, enduring, acute desire to kill Russians? That is how they feel and do not be fooled. Why are they in Russia or New Russia? Are they hitting us in the back enough?
        Let the war continue, and let it become much harder. Then everyone in Ukraine will decide who is Russian here and who is the enemy of Russians (no one lives there anymore. There is no such nation as a Ukrainian). And let people move to where they want to live - among Russians or among horses. Here is a horse - an excellent name for the newest human community that is now ripening in Ukraine.
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich April 12 2018 10: 34
          +5
          Quote: Mikhail3
          Fifteen million of ours is great! And the fifteen million meanest traitors?

          You just need to know the story: NEVER Novorossia (eastern Ukraine) has not fought with Russia. Unlike app. Ukraine.
          That's the whole answer
          1. Antares
            Antares April 12 2018 11: 03
            +1
            Quote: Olgovich
            NEVER Novorossia (eastern Ukraine) did not fight with Russia. Unlike app. Ukraine.


            On maps, this is mainly southern / slightly central Ukraine.
            Just "Novorossia" is actively fighting the "Don army" And the historical Center "Novorossia" (now the city of Dnipro) is the center of resistance to the movement of "Novorossia" (ORDILO) laughing
            The irony of history?
            1. Olgovich
              Olgovich April 12 2018 11: 43
              +1
              Quote: Antares
              Quote: Olgovich
              NEVER Novorossia (eastern Ukraine) did not fight with Russia. Unlike app. Ukraine.


              On maps, this is mainly southern / slightly central Ukraine.
              Just "Novorossia" is actively fighting the "Don army" And the historical Center "Novorossia" (now the city of Dnipro) is the center of resistance to the movement of "Novorossia" (ORDILO) laughing
              The irony of history?

              Eastern Ukraine is not included? fool
              Quote: Antares
              Just "Novorossia" is actively fighting the "Don army" And the historical Center "Novorossia" (now the city of Dnipro) is the center of resistance to the movement of "Novorossia" (ORDILO)

              So Slavyansk is now the "center" of resistance lol . After the occupation. And you clean up with your fascists from Yekaterinoslav and Kharkov for a week and see what happens.
              Kiev under the Nazis is also a center of resistance yes
  2. lance
    lance April 12 2018 05: 51
    +2
    Russia has never once forced the ukrofashists to peace, and yet it is on our borders. after one such attack by 40 attack aircraft, one could forget about ukrofication for a year. ldnr for such a time would have come to its senses deciding what to do next
  3. Same lech
    Same lech April 12 2018 05: 56
    +10
    however, one danger is particularly worrying - will the Russian military perish in Syrian territory with airstrikes


    This is some kind of surrealism ...
    a country located thousands of kilometers from Syria has arrogated the right to attack anyone ... against any country ... on any far-fetched accusation ... and the whole world is curiously expecting RUSSIA to respond to this country ... yeah what no words ... theater of the absurd.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 12 2018 06: 30
    +6
    Especially humiliating for the United States is that neither the president of Russia nor the head of government has descended into a controversy with Trump: the warnings are voiced by the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and the permanent representative to the UN

    That's right, the patient is treated by doctors by profession, and not the head physician ... angry
  5. Lynx33
    Lynx33 April 12 2018 06: 32
    +4
    It's time to take Kiev, whether we are loyal or not, the number of sanctions does not depend on this. Just take it with the hands of Donbass. And it’s somehow disgusting, when sanctions are undeservedly hanged, we must return and earn laughing
    1. baudolino
      baudolino April 12 2018 06: 49
      +13
      For four years, the Donbass has been blown away for Russia and will not be able to pull all of Dill. Let Kiev take Kiev. Or you pull yourself up, since you miss the shooters.
  6. samarin1969
    samarin1969 April 12 2018 06: 59
    +3
    "The situation of the Americans is aggravated (???) by the fact that Russia, through the mouth of its military and diplomatic representatives, clearly warned the United States that their aggressive actions would cause an immediate and extremely painful response for them.
    It’s especially humiliating (???) for the United States that neither the Russian president nor the head of government descended (?) To a polemic with Trump: the warnings were voiced by the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and the Permanent Representative to the UN.
    At the same time, it is obvious that the Americans are not ready to fight with Russia (???) and do not want to. "This is even by the standards of understandable propaganda already too much. It seems that even when non-virtual bombs are rained down, such authors will scribble victorious messages. ...
    The author's surname and his mood reminds Poland before the war.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 12 2018 10: 54
      +2
      Quote: samarin1969
      "The situation of Americans is aggravated (???)
      It’s especially humiliating (???) for the United States that neither the Russian president nor the head of government have dropped (?) To a polemic with Trump:
      At the same time, it’s obvious that the Americans are not ready (???) and do not want to really fight with Russia. "
      - This is even by the standards of understandable propaganda already too much. It seems that even when non-virtual bombs will be rained down, such authors will scribble victory messages ....

      And what is wrong? The Americans have a real popandos in the sense that they can’t leave without a strike, and when struck, they can run into a retaliatory strike, about which they are warned. There remains a blow, for the sake of a blow, to carefully explored goals, so that God forbid to hit the Russians, but the effectiveness of such a blow is nullified by the fact that it will have neither military nor political bonuses. So to speak for the amusement of the world.
      1. samarin1969
        samarin1969 April 12 2018 16: 25
        +1
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        Quote: samarin1969
        "The situation of Americans is aggravated (???)
        It’s especially humiliating (???) for the United States that neither the Russian president nor the head of government have dropped (?) To a polemic with Trump:
        At the same time, it’s obvious that the Americans are not ready (???) and do not want to really fight with Russia. "
        - This is even by the standards of understandable propaganda already too much. It seems that even when non-virtual bombs will be rained down, such authors will scribble victory messages ....

        And what is wrong? The Americans have a real popandos in the sense that they can’t leave without a strike, and when struck, they can run into a retaliatory strike, about which they are warned. There remains a blow, for the sake of a blow, to carefully explored goals, so that God forbid to hit the Russians, but the effectiveness of such a blow is nullified by the fact that it will have neither military nor political bonuses. So to speak for the amusement of the world.


        After the downed planes, Shayrat, the story of the “Wagner” there was no “retaliatory strike” and there can not be any under the current government. For Trump, Syria is a shooting gallery without consequences.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky April 12 2018 19: 34
          +4
          Quote: samarin1969
          After the downed planes, Shayrat, the story of the “Wagner” there was no “retaliatory strike” and there can not be any under the current government.

          Yeah. Those who needed it answered both for the plane and for Wagner. As for Shairat, they asked Russia for permission several hours before the strike. Well, they were allowed to plow near the take-off, and so what? More than half of the "axes" were lost along the way.
  7. oracul
    oracul April 12 2018 07: 14
    +7
    You know, if every diplomatic attack or verbal diarrhea of ​​the country's leader, imagining himself a superpower, is perceived as a slap in the face, then you need to sit and not speak. Fortunately, this is not so. Russia is not being substituted for anyone, this is, firstly. It is strong enough to fight back in the event of a direct collision. This idea was expressed unambiguously by the president - why do we need a world in which there is no place for Russia. This is secondly. And finally, thirdly, Russia condescendingly looks at the tantrums that the West is rolling, and this beats far more than just threats. The truth is on our side.
  8. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 12 2018 08: 21
    +6
    The mattresses themselves lifted the bar of their threats and sanctions in the hope that the Russian Federation would break, but ... Until now, it has not broken. Get involved in an endless exchange of blows with a much more powerful opponent - to waste power. But to choose a really painful point for mattresses, and embed on it is beautiful, but most importantly, it will give the desired effect. Where is this point? Let's see what GDP and its environment will choose to strike.
  9. ver_
    ver_ April 12 2018 08: 41
    +1
    Quote: Vard
    We have to finish with Ukraine ... It’s like a chiri on the pope until you squeeze it out ... It will hurt ...

    ... when the boil * ripens * - it spontaneously * breaks * ..., you can speed up manenko ... so lightly, unobtrusively, suddenly ..
  10. NEXUS
    NEXUS April 12 2018 09: 23
    +1
    with Washington’s attempt to threaten Russia with the creation of a “second front” in the event of a too sharp reaction to the American strike in Syria.

    It is enough for Russia to give the go-ahead to the new Russians, to give them the same Iskander, and a couple of airborne regiments and in a week, all this Kiev Nazi trash will be cleaned up to the Polish border. What kind of second front are we talking about? In Ukraine, there are people who want to fight (nat baht does not count)? APU is not an army, but a rabble of hungry, embittered people who have long been no longer an army.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 12 2018 10: 09
      +1
      Quote: NEXUS
      with Washington’s attempt to threaten Russia with the creation of a “second front” in the event of a too sharp reaction to the American strike in Syria.

      It is enough for Russia to give the go-ahead to the new Russians, to give them the same Iskander, and a couple of airborne regiments and in a week, all this Kiev Nazi trash will be cleaned up to the Polish border. What kind of second front are we talking about? In Ukraine, there are people who want to fight (nat baht does not count)? APU is not an army, but a rabble of hungry, embittered people who have long been no longer an army.

      But how to do it? And staffers showed an example to this — how they fumble, shooting at random and like military equipment, weapons --- fall by mistake into completely different places!
    2. Antares
      Antares April 12 2018 11: 09
      +1
      Quote: NEXUS
      give them the same Iskander, and a couple of airborne regiments and in a week

      Like 2 hours was (and without Iskander), time increases.
      NW and TNW are not enough on the list.
      But what about the RF is not a party to the conflict and the “civil war”? Or Iskander sold on Ali Express? With the Russian Airborne Forces?
      Or did they find everything in the mines? (Location of the mines is being specified)
      laughing
      Funny ... honestly. It was necessary to think in 2014 at the beginning of the year. And not situationally emotional as usual.
      1. vasya.pupkin
        vasya.pupkin April 12 2018 13: 32
        +1
        And when did you, Antares Sumerian, have time to think in the 14th? You in your Odessa were engaged in a more important “business”, for example, pouring bottled gas at the trade union house on May 2 ...
    3. saigon
      saigon April 12 2018 18: 24
      +1
      One question, why the Airborne Forces?
      All the same, motorized infantry will have more heavy equipment, so to speak, and more artillery.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS April 12 2018 18: 57
        0
        Quote: saigon
        One question, why the Airborne Forces?

        Airborne mobile. And heavy equipment there is not necessary to crush these nat.papuasov in small vinaigrette.
        By the way, the new Russians and their trophy heavy equipment are enough.
  11. Chichikov
    Chichikov April 12 2018 14: 33
    +1
    By expressing his dissatisfaction at the briefings, the issue of violations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Bats will not solve. All that the DLNR needs is to determine and legally fix the mechanism for fixing violations of the ceasefire regime, the procedure for suppressing APU firepower and subsequent notification of violations of the JCCC and the OSCE mission, in connection with the violation and protection measures taken!
    No one and no agreement can prohibit DLNR to protect its citizens from encroachment on their life and health!
  12. ARES623
    ARES623 April 12 2018 18: 40
    +3
    "You should not be the partner of an animal that enjoys killing people with gas," he wrote on Twitter.
    He probably wanted to invite us to partner with an animal that tortures people in Guantanamo? With an animal that feeds, watered, dresses and equips bandits on an industrial scale? Nebenzya correctly said that no matter what the United States touches, they leave behind only chaos, death, and destroyed states. And all this for the sake of primitive robbery of energy resources.
  13. Urantian
    Urantian April 12 2018 20: 30
    +1
    It’s time for Ukrainians to take it seriously for a long time, and not flirt with these demons ...
  14. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 April 12 2018 23: 09
    0
    This woodpecker doesn’t care about face loss. He now thought that he had raised rates and would now bargain with Vladimir on favorable terms. Of course, we will describe ourselves in front of such a pretzel and immediately ask for surrender. Who writes to him about this, who blows such a blizzard in his ears? It’s just the same kind of New Year’s woodpecker, to talk with which one and to meet - it makes no sense.
    PS I don’t feel like war.
  15. MaKeNa
    MaKeNa April 14 2018 08: 42
    0
    In Ukraine. Deal a powerful blow with missiles and aircraft and bury all the APUs at once! Take the example of "partners"! We prove that we can! And they, too, will only express "concern"! A purely asymmetric answer!
  16. The poor man
    The poor man April 14 2018 15: 30
    +1
    Still, the Syrians need to develop an action plan in case of re-shelling of American cruise missiles. As soon as the missiles fly, it is necessary to inflict, together with their destruction by air defense means, a massive blow by all the means of destruction available to the SAA, including land-to-ground missiles, against all groups of Americans located in Syria. As a result, we get: the liberation of the territory from the Americans, depriving the support of the IS fighters, we will make the Americans think about the meaning of their army’s presence in Syria and Trump’s arrogance will decrease.
  17. seacap
    seacap April 14 2018 16: 19
    +1
    Again wipe and smear the snot on the cheeks. The announcers sound vigorously from all channels, how smartly the Syrians fought off smart smart slings and slingshots and how the aggressor bombed the desert, not daring to take a full-fledged strike. But, which is important for the East and is decisive, the Anglo-Saxons said, the Anglo-Saxons did, regardless of either the laws or the balance of power, but also on the approach of the AUG, declaring to everyone that they themselves are the law, they are power on this mortal land, all the rest slaves are obliged to listen and be silent, and whoever gets underfoot is warned not to accidentally fall under the elbow and distribution and then not cry or be offended, as has happened more than once. And it has been shown to the whole world that all these formidable speeches with frowning faces in Russia, flapping wings and clucking in the UN Security Council coddle, so entourage does not mean anything and does not solve anything, and most importantly, it does not pose any real threat and does not protect against anything . Everyone has retreated, get ready to be evacuated, they will ask us soon, a matter of time and a few more serious and deadly destructive blows to defeat, there are no more barriers, the formidable defender from the north turned out to be a straw effigy, miserable and cowardly, handing over the people who believed in him , unable even to protect his sailors on his own territory and save from ordinary would * dl. The small intestine, venal and cowardly, so there was nothing to get involved in a fight with big uncles, everything is serious. By the way, where are our allies who are freebies in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, again we observe the "letter of the law" and follow the interests of the independence of our territories, or, more simply, "abandoned kittens", we are still waiting for a parade of independence and problems around the perimeter. Everyone will now beat us seriously and to the end, when it comes, finally to our taxis, when they finally wake up and take up the protection and arrangement, even if not of their homeland or country, this word is abusive and contemptuous, but with their feeding trough and the scornful servants who keep and feed them, they protect them and die for them, receiving in return only contempt and oblivion.
  18. steelmaker
    steelmaker April 15 2018 11: 01
    0
    Putin likes to arrange a truce with Lavrov. Only with this truce for some reason others should live. They do not allow their children or relatives close to such a truce. It's easy to be kind at someone else's expense! Only click a finger on Putin and on his knees crawl forgiveness asking for everything! But he is noble, let others suffer, but he will not violate international law. I have a question for all truce lovers: “If they don’t respect me, why should I respect? If I’m rude, why should I talk politely? If they beat me, why should I endure? They didn’t try to give me a talk about the issue? And the questions will be resolved right away!
    1. Rey_ka
      Rey_ka April 16 2018 12: 41
      0
      You just now remembered the Old Testament, an eye for an eye. I remind you that it is not the Old Testament God: "they hit on the right, we substitute the left and the block"
      But Ukraine must know the wrath of God to the end! So let them torment and apparently not so much torment once the streets are empty