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Return of lost shores

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Historical the period of boundless economic management in the world of the Anglo-Saxon “world hegemon” after the failed “punishment” of Syria can be considered finally completed.




The first anniversary of his presidency, which, in an amicable way, should be considered not from the formal inauguration, but from the first significant steps as head of the White House (and this is March — April of last year) Donald Trump noted exactly the same as the beginning of his leadership - another missile strike on Syria.

At that (first) time, the clean demonstration of its steepness and determination, which is precisely how the world understood it, took place. Well, it took Trump to assert himself, losing a few barns on an obscure Syrian airfield, with whom it does not happen!

But precisely because of this understanding, that force action did not and could not have any continuation. From the very beginning, its scale and duration were extremely limited and they did not assume any further development.

And now a year has passed. And there was a second blow on almost the same goal. For Trump, the task is about the same as for the first time - once again try to prove to the whole world its steepness and indisputable capacity. But this time, the circumstances for his administration and the USA as a whole have become seriously complicated. First of all, because at the end of last year, US foreign policy can only be assessed on a solid unit with a minus. Trump with his unintelligible ambitions and dash from side to side during this time very thoroughly undermined American authority in the eyes of the whole world and proved exactly the opposite of what he wanted. The United States appeared as an irresponsible talker, who has seven Fridays of the week.

The history of his relationship with North Korea turned out to be the greatest shame for Washington. Which, in front of the eyes of the whole world, did not play the game “I am cool! To be afraid of everyone! ”And found a way to make Trump forget about the threats“ to wipe the DPRK off the face of the earth ”and even begin to search for ways to draw closer to this disobedient country.

After the year of this holiday of disobedience, America was in a position where its need to prove its omnipotence increased even more. Moreover, during this time another country, Syria, having fully mastered the experience of North Korea and with the support of its powerful allies, launched a decisive offensive against the rebels and saboteurs of all stripes and achieved almost complete liberation of its territory.

Thus, the next object for the "educational work" of America was designated by itself. It was Syria again. And Trump, according to the already established tradition, ordered a new strike.

However, this time it was necessary to prove to the world something more concrete and weighty than the fact that Trump is a “man.” First of all, to show the world community the indisputable proof of US military superiority and their ability to continue to dictate the will to anyone from a position of strength.

It turned out, to put it mildly, not very convincingly. The American strike of Syria has not caused any critical losses or destructions. Yes, and could not cause, given the fact that the United States refused to perform the initial, the most elementary task of any military air operation - from an attempt to destroy the enemy's air defense system.

Obviously, they did it quite deliberately, for they understood that nominally the Syrian air defense system still relies basically on Russian specialists. And so the attack on it automatically takes the situation to an unacceptably high level of direct confrontation with the Russian Federation.

Thus, already at that moment, when American missiles were just flying towards Syria, and nobody had even shot them down, America had already embarked on the path of finding the seemingly forever lost shores of its military-political activity.

I repeat: such a question did not even stand in the period of the first strike against Syria. And now it has arisen. And the American answer to it can best be described by means of a well-known saying about the ability to stretch the legs according to their clothes.

But then the fun began. The American strike did not achieve any goals and could not attain under these conditions. Accordingly, the United States found itself in an even more unenviable position, when their theoretically irresistible military power practically turned out to be very even repulsive. In any case, in this format and scale of its application.

In other words, Trump threw into the world a fire of doubts about the need to continue to regard America as "king of the mountain" at once a lot of highly undesirable logs for Washington.

In the case of North Korea, the Americans at least retreated in advance, not bringing the matter to the discovery of fire. And at least partially saved face. Doubts about their omnipotence appeared even then. But they still required evidence. Today, when the United States in Syria really applied their weapon and they have not achieved anything at all, these doubts are beginning to rapidly develop into complete and final confidence.

That is, the position of the States after this strike was even worse. Given this circumstance, it seemed quite logical that after such an almost affectionate exchange of courtesies with the Syrian air defense in the States, a real tsunami of indignation would rise in such a wasteless supreme commander who had brought America to such universal shame before the eyes of the whole world. Knowing how much in the US there are even few special reasons for wanting to bite Trump, for example, I almost did not doubt that his opponents would not pass by such an elegant reason for a new persecution.

But several days have passed. But even the American press, which usually does not feed bread, just let me jab about the “Putin’s agent” Trump and demand decisive action from him to maintain America’s global prestige, somehow sluggishly and without the usual enthusiasm unleash this topic. Or rather, frankly lowers it on the brakes.

And this is a very logical explanation. The one that made itself felt when the American "Tomahawks" and not very "smart", as it turned out, JASSM, just flew to Syria. Only now it has become even more obvious and indisputable.

AMERICA HAS ALREADY SAWED THE BANK. FIRST FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS! And today, finally, it is really beginning to reach them that they are not joking with them. And that America in fact, and not just in a Hollywood horror movie, can bang into the rubble, if only it does not stop its experiments with increasing blows and testing the limits of patience of Putin and his boys in Syria.

I think that today, not only at the editorial meetings in the American press, but also on the sidelines of the White House, Congress and the Pentagon, their inhabitants are intimate conversations about the following: “The devil knows these Russians. All of them can be expected. And what if they really answer in full? Jokes jokes. But what will happen to us? This is for America a full kirdyk can come! "

And this is not my speculation. According to the same American press, it was precisely the warning of the American Secretary of Defense Mattis about a possible Russian response that led the United States to limit the force and scale of its strike to the maximum.

Today, for the American press and local "establishment" to continue to suffer the usual garbage, engaging in harassment of Trump with frantic calls for new blows of "increased power", means a real risk of invoking something more terrible and irreparable than even the stock market crash. Therefore, the former “brilliant plan” of the anti-trap local “elite” in the present conditions can easily become a pass to the next world.

Thus, there is an ever clearer feeling that yes, some shores were groped in Washington. Or, if you want, the notorious "red lines". Going for which is equivalent for them to risk running into very big troubles. Accordingly, for the first time in almost three decades, the present-day United States has a clear sense of what they can and cannot exactly afford in relations with other states and peoples.

And this feeling is nothing but the most fundamental basis for the formation of a much more predictable international situation in which each of the players, without any “exclusive” exceptions, finally understands the limits of his capabilities. And there is no one else who, as before, would be disgraceful on a global scale, absolutely not feeling the shores of his strength.

Today everything has changed. And it seems that the Americans themselves understand this. What should be expected. I have always written and argued that the Anglo-Saxons, by virtue of their historical experience, understand only power and reckon only with power. And when she is properly presented to them, they, like all realistic-minded people, will be forced to change the tone, and after him the rules of the game. Because they will be convinced: the previous strategy of lawlessness is no longer working and, therefore, it must be abandoned.

It is to such a fateful turn now, after the repeated rocket attack on Syria, all the planet has approached. Of course, she came not by itself. To this it is delicately, but at the same time, Russia and its president persistently failed. Vladimir Putin clearly formulated his position with the phrase “We have nowhere to retreat further!” And this principle unswervingly follows where it cannot be avoided. Do not bend the stick, but bending it is always just as much as necessary. So, as he did just in Syria.
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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather April 17 2018 05: 54
    +18
    the author clearly has his own vision of the situation. I, through the eyes of the layman, see that America, I don’t care, the next time they’ll hammer not not one hundred but five hundred “axes” ... there will be no answer, they will continue to greyhound. the phrase about "war and shame" comes to mind, we’ll play, we get both of them. the whole world is looking at our behavior, we will continue to sniff into two holes, we will fall into league B or C, with all that it implies ..
    1. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 April 17 2018 06: 30
      +5
      Something the author, pmsm, simplified a little. It is possible that this strike was a reconnaissance battle, in order to study the capabilities of the enemy. Now there, in the SAR, no one needs to calm down, but to prepare for new and even more massive strikes already with amendments made based on the results of this intelligence.
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat April 17 2018 07: 12
        +11
        The author wrote for this phrase: “Russia and its president insistently brought it to this delicately, but at the same time. Vladimir Putin clearly formulated his position with the phrase“ We have nowhere to retreat! ” This is just what the GDP looks like in shiny armor with a sword in hand, on a war horse, against the background of icons and flying banners and ensigns, in front of the harsh warriors in full dress .... "Defender of the Russian Land .... Savior of the whole World. ...Saint...." winked
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 April 17 2018 07: 39
          0
          Quote: Monster_Fat
          Saint...."

          To his cross! wassat Or no? repeat
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 April 17 2018 08: 02
            +8
            The historical period of boundless control in the world of the Anglo-Saxon "world hegemon" after the failed "punishment" of Syria can be considered finally completed.

            Can I hear a voice from a beautiful far away?
            After no retaliation, usually followed by more! I would not scream Urya ahead of time.
        2. Stiletto_711
          Stiletto_711 April 17 2018 21: 45
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          Quote: Monster_Fat
          it seems that GDP is right

          Not, well, if he already began to see you ... it's time to create a sect of Putin-Vova witnesses laughing
    2. noct
      noct April 17 2018 09: 04
      +12
      It would do not care would have shied. And judging by the quantity and quality of the targets hit (1 where there are definitely no Russians, 2 where the Russians will not answer exactly, because we promised only a complete response with a threat to our soldiers and not a gram more, 3 there are definitely no Iranians either.) I specifically I don’t take into account the shot down rockets that weren’t shot down, in order to avoid a dispute, in the end if "all 103 were released in 3 buildings .... 30 each with a company apiece ... Even somehow liquid ... and with their own photo less than 10 funnels from the building ... I agree with the author in many respects as a result.
    3. Wolverine
      Wolverine April 17 2018 09: 51
      +7
      Grandfather, and I agree with the author, the manifestation of endurance and at the same time insist on it is strong. Having lost a pawn but winning a position is more than killing a knight. hi
    4. Vend
      Vend April 17 2018 10: 02
      +3
      Quote: Dead Day
      the author clearly has his own vision of the situation. I, through the eyes of the layman, see ..
      That is the whole point. The layman is not an expert, he doesn’t bother much.
      1. BecmepH
        BecmepH April 17 2018 11: 07
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        Quote: Wend
        The layman is not an expert, he doesn’t bother much.

        They saw me experts ... But the layman has the wisdom and experience accumulated by generations. Which (experience and wisdom) are not subtracted from textbooks written not by anyone, but by a bloodlet shed in myriad quantities by our ancestors
        1. Vend
          Vend April 17 2018 11: 56
          +3
          Quote: BecmepH
          Quote: Wend
          The layman is not an expert, he doesn’t bother much.

          They saw me experts ... But the layman has the wisdom and experience accumulated by generations. Which (experience and wisdom) are not subtracted from textbooks written not by anyone, but by a bloodlet shed in myriad quantities by our ancestors

          Do experts have no such ancestors? C'mon. Experts have experience and wisdom + knowledge.
          1. BecmepH
            BecmepH April 17 2018 13: 59
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            Quote: Wend
            Do experts have no such ancestors? C'mon. Experts have experience and wisdom + knowledge.

            I think I will not be mistaken if I say that only one out of ten is truly an expert, and the rest are so ... rams in what they consider themselves experts.
            And the wisdom of a simple man is not read from books,
            not written by anyone,
            , and acquired in conversations at the breaks, but in feasts. This is collective wisdom! She (peasant wisdom) is wiser than any expert intelligence.
            I’m not talking about scientific experts, but about life experts. Such textbooks will not teach. But only memory! The memory of the ancestors ...
            1. Vend
              Vend April 17 2018 14: 07
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              Quote: BecmepH
              Quote: Wend
              Do experts have no such ancestors? C'mon. Experts have experience and wisdom + knowledge.

              I think I will not be mistaken if I say that only one out of ten is truly an expert, and the rest are so ... rams in what they consider themselves experts.
              And the wisdom of a simple man is not read from books,
              not written by anyone,
              , and acquired in conversations at the breaks, but in feasts. This is collective wisdom! She (peasant wisdom) is wiser than any expert intelligence.
              I’m not talking about scientific experts, but about life experts. Such textbooks will not teach. But only memory! The memory of the ancestors ...

              Why use the conclusions of lay people?
              1. BecmepH
                BecmepH April 17 2018 14: 20
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                Quote: Wend
                Why use the conclusions of lay people?

                You are so carried away by your thought that you forgot what the TS wrote about.
                No one uses the conclusions of the starter topic. He called himself a "layman" and did not pretend to be an expert. It seems that you just need to argue. After all, you did not express your thoughts, but gave an assessment of the vehicle.
                I would not call the author of the article an expert either. He expressed his opinion. Our business is to discuss the article and comments, not the authors.
                I think it is useless to argue with you, so I leave the last word to you.
                Good luck and beautiful thoughts!
                1. Vend
                  Vend April 17 2018 14: 25
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                  Quote: BecmepH
                  Quote: Wend
                  Why use the conclusions of lay people?

                  You are so carried away by your thought that you forgot what the TS wrote about.
                  No one uses the conclusions of the starter topic. He called himself a "layman" and did not pretend to be an expert. It seems that you just need to argue. After all, you did not express your thoughts, but gave an assessment of the vehicle.
                  I would not call the author of the article an expert either. He expressed his opinion. Our business is to discuss the article and comments, not the authors.
                  I think it is useless to argue with you, so I leave the last word to you.
                  Good luck and beautiful thoughts!

                  I was not carried away by my thought, I am discussing with you. And our controversy has already left the topic of the article.
    5. Siberian1965
      Siberian1965 April 17 2018 14: 07
      +2
      How can one get war and shame. Burning in atomic hell. Sitting on the sofa, I mean myself, only by indirect signs can we evaluate the results of strikes. Well, do not believe the General Staff, analyze what happened after this action. What they wanted to prevent. This is what you need to make foolish inhabitants of your country, to make you believe that you can bomb - a center for the production of chemical weapons, a warehouse of chemical munitions and not killing thousands of people in the district. And at the same time to go on the explosion of this chemical munition CONSCIOUSLY, accusing Assad of putting some kind of dusty barrel on the bed. And you believe that grandfather. What a disgrace? Trolyushko you or just stupid. Everyone understood everything, and you embarrass pimply couch patriots. With a high degree of probability, relying at least on the nonsense described above a) there was no weapon b) Trump wasn’t wagging at three empty sheds c) and therefore really (I quote the English freak “with a high degree of probability”) the Syrians were able to fill up a lot missiles and d) it was necessary to say something and the next pearl 76 missiles in ONE BAR. At the same time, the Russians did not participate in this. What a shame grandfather? By the way, he himself saw how one rocket was thrown from a broadcast on a box. And then I read that a whole American general had stated that not ONE rocket had been shot down.
  2. Sergey985
    Sergey985 April 17 2018 06: 42
    +2
    Who has financial reins in his hands, he is the master of the world. What else is there to say?
    1. credo
      credo April 17 2018 11: 42
      0
      Quote: Sergey985
      Who has financial reins in his hands, he is the master of the world. What else is there to say?

      Finances alone are not enough and the Anglo-Saxons know this very well, which is why they are trying, by hook or by crook, to gain control over the hydrocarbons and other treasures of the Earth and their delivery routes.
      1. megavolt823
        megavolt823 April 17 2018 13: 53
        0
        why the hell are hydrocarbons? they have their own, and strangers grabbed. they need humility. the native should listen to the owner. everyone understands this. look at our deputies, look how vigorously in the American manner for a bosom they keep themselves under the Russian anthem. and the children are there, and the money is there, the wives and la are also there. here it is education. and here we argue will strike, and we.
        1. credo
          credo April 17 2018 15: 15
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          Quote: megavolt823
          why the hell are hydrocarbons? they have their own, and strangers grabbed. they need humility. the native should listen to the owner. everyone understands this. look at our deputies, look how vigorously in the American manner for a bosom they keep themselves under the Russian anthem. and the children are there, and the money is there, the wives and la are also there. here it is education. and here we argue will strike, and we.

          In particular, they need hydrocarbons not only for sale, but also for controlling sales volumes - so that the price does not fall much and the rebellious states do not feel safe.
  3. Evgeniy667b
    Evgeniy667b April 17 2018 06: 56
    +3
    ,,, unless she stops her experiments with increasing strikes and testing the limits of patience of Putin and his guys in Syria.

    The most thoughtless thing that I see in this article is the idealization of Putin’s BB. He is not Rambo or a superhero, but an ordinary person with his weaknesses and weaknesses. Therefore, it is not worth focusing on this topic, it is better to do things that are really visible and good for Russia. And so you put it on a level with Trump. And how long has the tragedy in the Kremlin been due to the fact that the GDP was not congratulated on the victory in the elections? And then, that Russia’s bluffing economy is much weaker than that of the United States, the role of a raw materials appendage and the arms trade, to their own detriment, seems to be more comfortable with our leaders
    1. credo
      credo April 17 2018 12: 09
      +2
      Quote: Evgeniy667b
      ,,, unless she stops her experiments with increasing strikes and testing the limits of patience of Putin and his guys in Syria.

      The most thoughtless thing that I see in this article is the idealization of Putin’s BB. He is not Rambo or a superhero, but an ordinary person with his weaknesses and weaknesses. Therefore, it is not worth focusing on this topic, it is better to do things that are really visible and good for Russia. And so you put it on a level with Trump. And how long has the tragedy in the Kremlin been due to the fact that the GDP was not congratulated on the victory in the elections? And then, that Russia’s bluffing economy is much weaker than that of the United States, the role of a raw materials appendage and the arms trade, to their own detriment, seems to be more comfortable with our leaders

      You are wrong, the article is not about Vladimir Vladimirovich and certainly not about his idealization, despite the fact that he is not at all an ordinary person, but the President of Russia and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. Therefore, the Author here does not exaggerate and sharpens, but states the fact that we will make an appropriate decision and action on the transition of a certain feature to the Anglo-Saxons in Syria.
      As for the "tragicomedy in the Kremlin," because it didn’t exist, it was just that the domestic and Western mass media raised their heads from scratch, as if the final protocol of the CEC would depend on these "congratulations". You do not set the celebration of your birth date depending on whether your colleagues congratulated you or not, so why Russian citizens or the President of Russia should take into account the number of congratulatory calls and telegrams from other countries when deciding their internal procedures.
      As for the need for Russia to bluff in relations with other countries, it’s not a necessity, but an urgent need and competent statesmen are simply obliged to use this. And Putin also uses this, for which special thanks to him. It is a pity that his two previous predecessors turned out to be simpletons, reducing the role of the USSR and Russia in the world to a raw materials appendage.
  4. Naval
    Naval April 17 2018 07: 27
    +2
    I agree that there are no fools to risk, and there is no need, they will press economically and fan conflicts around the perimeter, from Belarus to Tajikistan, with an attempt to stir up protests in Russia. With our corruption and the elite oriented to the west, this will not be very difficult. Therefore, God grant Russia strength and patience to resist, and the people to show wisdom.
  5. shinobi
    shinobi April 17 2018 08: 40
    +3
    Well, it’s too early to say such things. There was a demonstration of pure water. I watched a movie about internal relationships in a herd of chimpanzees. Trump is one-on-one like a young chimpanzee, pretending to be a leader. Screaming, screaming, throwing branches and stones. The truth, until I accidentally hooked the leader.
    1. Standard
      Standard April 20 2018 14: 35
      0
      Quote: shinobi
      I watched a movie about internal relations in a herd of chimpanzees.

      Great match!
      It is a pity that our GDP does not want to be the leaders of the World.
      But you can’t put such a status by force ....
  6. d ^ Amir
    d ^ Amir April 17 2018 08: 45
    +3
    where is such optimism ???? what are the gropy shores ???? while the congressmen’s guts are not being wound around the congress building ... well, the parliament on the big-ben at the same time ... nothing will reach anyone !!!
    1. G A_2
      G A_2 April 17 2018 22: 10
      +1
      Quote: d ^ Amir
      where is such optimism ???? what are the gropy shores ???? while the congressmen’s guts are not being wound around the congress building ... well, the parliament on the big-ben at the same time ... nothing will reach anyone !!!

      Can such straits be spread by the Americans as well? A fan of this picture?
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 17 2018 09: 32
    +4
    Damn knows these Russians. You can expect everything from them
    If they (the collective west) finally understood this, then they themselves would live easier.
  8. mari.inet
    mari.inet April 17 2018 14: 20
    +3
    Great analytics! To the author - respect. The subject is disclosed exactly as much as required, so as not to pull the rabid raccoon by the mustache once again. And Trump did not disgrace - only delicately designated his place. And Putin supported - a correct assessment of his capabilities.
  9. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 17 2018 15: 05
    +2
    Yuri, plus! The endless howl on the forum confirms that they are shocked by the fact that their horse has pulled hooves! And the rabid dog got it! Every creature wants to live. But not all "heroes" calmed down. God's chosen provocateurs again decided to show their "heroism" from around the corner! So, the Russian Federation will have to deliver the S-300 ATS of the necessary modification. Today I wrote in comments-BV need a balance of power to calm down! And the Russian Federation will have to be a referee, and then there are those who want to shake this balance, don’t mourn!
  10. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov April 17 2018 16: 13
    +1
    The author thinks strange! For me it’s what he wrote-wishful thinking! As long as our elite belongs to the West with giblets, the West may not be afraid for its hegemony. And in Syria, Russia is fighting only for the interests of the oligarchs-Gazprom, Rosneft, etc.
    1. 100502
      100502 April 17 2018 21: 20
      0
      Does the author think?) All his writings shout about the complete absence of the thought process.
      1. yuriyselivanov
        April 17 2018 21: 53
        +1
        And why are you encrypted when such an abyss of intellect rushing out of you! Surname in the studio!
        1. andrej-shironov
          andrej-shironov April 18 2018 08: 32
          0
          smile Yuri, if you are to me, I’m here under my name and surname. It remains only to add photos and passport data. Yuri, you should not react like that, this is not right. It is clear that everyone can offend the artist, but still.
    2. Standard
      Standard April 20 2018 14: 32
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      Quote: andrej-shironov
      While our elite belongs to the west with giblets,

      All the more hatred of the Strategic Missile Forces against elite host countries.
      1. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov April 20 2018 16: 07
        0
        So the commander-in-chief of this elite will not issue an order to realize the hatred of the Strategic Missile Forces.
  11. 100502
    100502 April 17 2018 20: 51
    +1
    Author child ???
    1. G A_2
      G A_2 April 17 2018 22: 04
      +2
      Quote: 100502
      Author child ???

      Extra question marks
  12. Standard
    Standard April 20 2018 14: 30
    0
    "We have nowhere else to retreat!"


    And now - about the Donbass.