Western information is literally overwhelmed with information about “Russian aggression” news portals, as well as publications of the Gulf countries. Over the past two weeks, information has been circulating in the Western press, which has been planted by high-ranking officials, that Russia is literally ready to support the "bloody regime of Bashar Assad" with all its might. At first, Moscow was accused of delivering the latest combat helicopters to official Damascus, then it suddenly “turned out” that almost a whole squadron of warships, bursting at the seams from special forces and marine corps that were packed in them, was going to the coast of Syria. Then came the information, which is called, from the field of non-science fiction: Russian troops are preparing together with the military units of China, Syria and Iran to conduct some military exercises on the territory of the Syrian Republic. The Arab television channel Al-Arabiya stated that Egypt, which still cannot recover from a series of revolutions, allowed Moscow to conduct its military vessels through the Suez Canal. In addition, the same means of mass disinformation is reported that about 90 thousand troops will participate in exercises of various orientations in literally all the settlements of Syria, where Syrian opposition leaders operate. In general, the words about a certain “anti-democratic" landing literally shocked the audience of this very Al-Arabia and, naturally, forced them to clench their fists and shake them in the direction of the "militaristic" Moscow, Tehran and Beijing.
The saddest thing is that all this nonsense is actively reprinted from one publication to another, and the people who read it all get the unequivocal impression that the Russian authorities are trying by all means to prevent the peaceful Syrian opposition, which with the active support of the main world democratizers trying to achieve a bright democratic future. Oh, these Russian half-welded semi-barbarians, average American citizens and British or Saudi Arabian citizens think, again they want to prevent the sun of the next popular revolution from rising in the Middle East.
In the course of such an information war, which, frankly, while it is far from being in favor of Russia, the West again and again (we will with some degree of irony include countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia here) tries to achieve their interests even by such methods in Russia we are satisfied with the "dark". By the way, some Russian politicians are already eager to arrange this very “dark” one as a kind of “our answer to Chamberlain”. Only for the time being there are no truly significant answers from the Russian side that really took the West by surprise, no. One Sergey Lavrov is in a constant tone and after another injection of “data” from Hillary Clinton, John McCain and other “competent” sources, he tries to justify himself by stating that such information is fake.
The situation became even more complicated after the G-20 summit in the resort of Los Cabos, the Russian and American presidents held their talks. Putin and Obama spoke about the Syrian conflict in a fairly calm manner, allowing themselves real phrases on duty. Both expressed the hope that the confrontation in Syria would soon cease, only it was obvious that each of the presidents had their own thoughts in this phrase. The vision of the end of the Syrian conflict on the part of Barack Obama, obviously, gives the desire to solve the problem tested in Libya. Putin’s option is a continuation of the issuance of advances to the mission of Kofi Annan, which has lately been under intense pressure from outside. Well, it is not profitable, you know, to certain forces in the West, so that the Syrian conflict would gradually disappear.
We all remember very well that the mission of Annan initially really contributed to a certain reduction of tension on the Syrian land, but then there were two cases of mass killings of civilian Syrian residents, and from the mouth of the “peaceful opposition” he immediately heard the words that Assad was a tyrant and murderer order to cut the throat of one-year-old babies, old men and women.
In this regard, it becomes obvious that as soon as the Syrian conflict moves into a peaceful course, there will immediately be those who again press the gas pedal and drive this compound into a blank wall so that the noise from the impact and the glass breaks again throughout the world .
Many Russian analysts say that in this situation, when the information fronts are far from victories on the information fronts, they are behaving quite gently. “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” writes that such a “game of silence” with confidential smiles and attempts to bypass the sharp corners of a big problem only plays into the hands of those who do not want peace to prevail in Syria.
The journalists of the publication literally call for immediate action to prevent the development of such a scenario, which was in 2008 in South Ossetia. Then Mikhail Saakashvili decided to step over the Russian peacekeepers under Tskhinval, and now, according to journalists, the West can step over the last Russian stronghold on the Mediterranean - Tartus.
At the same time, information was received that Moscow decided to send two ships of the Black Sea at once to Tartus fleet: “Caesar Kunikov” and “Nikolai Filchenkov,” which clearly fueled the hype in Western publications and inspired those who spoke out for Russia to decide to openly display its position on Syria. However, literally right there began to appear refutation of data on the campaign of Russian military ships in Tartus. Ships, according to several news agencies at once, did not leave the Black Sea, and are not sent to the Syrian coast. After that, the impression was that disappointment came both in a number of Western media and in Russia. Some were worried that they could not once again accuse Russia of unleashing a military campaign on the side of Assad, while others thought that it was Moscow’s latest weakness.
In general, it is worth noting that so far everyone is aware of the problem, but only each of the parties is waiting for the first mistake of its opponent. This leads to what is called "playing in silence." Obviously, porridge will boil up with trebled force when someone nevertheless decides to take a serious step regarding the question of chopping the Syrian Gordian knot. The main thing is that it does not reach the point that Russia in this case would be taken to death and decide on any action, if only to close the Syrian topic once and for all. Since the authorities have decided to keep quiet and smile, then you should be patient and wait for the first miscalculation from that side. What this expectation will lead to is another question, but we must also be able to wait. Mkhatovskaya pause, as theatergoers say, often costs more than a verbose acting tirade ...
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