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Donald Trump pulls India into conflict with Iran

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Donald Trump pulls India into conflict with Iran

The Iranian adventure of the American president did not find much understanding among the Western allies of the United States. Perhaps only Estonian President Kersti Qalyulayd resolutely and unconditionally supported the elimination of the charismatic Iranian general, the commander of Al-Quds of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Kassem Suleimani.


Europe is vacillating ...


Other politicians, ready to pull up their pants to run for America, are somehow not very visible in Europe. For example, the head of the European Commission, von der Leyen, has already called on Washington and Tehran to stop "using weapons to open the door to dialogue."

Even NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, condemning the Iranian missile attack on US military bases, announced the withdrawal of part of the Alliance’s military contingent from Iraq as a “precautionary measure to protect its personnel”.

There are several reasons for this. Firstly, no one wants Trump's adventure to escalate into a major war in the Middle East. Secondly, the assassination of General Suleymani rallied the most diverse forces of the region against the Western coalition and thereby strengthened Tehran’s position here. Thirdly, in February, parliamentary elections will be held in Iran, at which the chances of radical forces are now sharply increasing, and the opposition fostered by the West faces a serious defeat. Finally, Europeans are frightened by the prospect of finally releasing nuclear gin from the Iranian bottle and earning a headache for many years.

Is Narendra Modi ready to help America?


Feeling the shaky ground in NATO, Donald Trump began to search for situational allies outside the alliance. On Tuesday, he had a great thorough discussion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The basis for negotiations was the so-called Memorandum of Association for Logistics Exchange (LEMOA), signed between the two countries in August 2016.

In accordance with this document, Washington, with the consent of the Delhi authorities, can use the military infrastructure of India to provide logistical support to the US expeditionary forces. Following the talks, the Indian Foreign Ministry announced Modi’s readiness to cooperate with America "in areas of mutual interest."

Media noted that Trump convinced the Indian prime minister that General Kassem Suleimani, who was killed by the Americans, was implicated in the preparation of the terrorist attacks in New Delhi. Allegedly, this argument finally convinced Modi of the need to support the US position.

In fact, the Indian prime minister has long been seen as “multi-vector” in favor of the Americans. During his reign, Washington and Delhi signed not only LEMOA, but also a number of agreements on military-technical cooperation, including the transfer to the Indians, including advanced technologies and weapons.

Now, India must pay for this “pleasure” by collaborating with America during a hot time for it. Experts, however, are inclined to believe that things will not come to real action against Iran. Most likely, Trump is simply raising stakes in pressure on Tehran, at the same time demonstrating to his allies in the North Atlantic alliance how they can do without them.

It must be remembered that in the Gulf region, West Asia and Afghanistan, about 65000 thousand US troops are stationed. If desired, Washington can independently resolve the conflict with Iran in its favor. America needs allies only in order to give a certain legitimacy to its aggressive actions. Indeed, whatever one may say, the terrorist assassination of General Kassem Suleimani does not fit this criterion.

It seems that it was precisely in order to give legitimacy to his aggressive plans that Trump needed the accommodating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
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  1. Nikolay87
    Nikolay87 9 January 2020 11: 21
    +3
    Each head of state is looking for benefits for his state in the current situation. I am sure that our people have some ideas.
    1. Petrol cutter
      Petrol cutter 10 January 2020 20: 05
      +1
      "Each head of state is looking for benefits for his state in the current situation. I am sure ours also have some plans."
      Of course. Don't even go to your grandmother. That's why he is the head of state! Otherwise, why is it needed?! ..
      On the same resource (I don’t remember which of the authors) he quite correctly stated a certain point of view about the events taking place. And the desired actions / or non-actions of the Russian Federation. In her interests. I completely agree with him. Although, the world is peace. War is not necessary.
      It is in our direct interests that this very author reported the other day.
  2. prior
    prior 9 January 2020 11: 22
    +9
    With the assassination of Suleimani, Trump made himself a ba-alsha "hemorrhoids", with an alliance with Trump, India will make itself no less.
    1. Nikolay87
      Nikolay87 9 January 2020 11: 33
      +4
      Quote: prior
      With the assassination of Suleimani, Trump made himself a ba-alsha "hemorrhoids", with an alliance with Trump, India will make itself no less.

      I don’t think so. Iran has already stated that it has already avenged the general with this "demonstrative" rocket attack and that if the US refuses to escalate, then Iran has no complaints either. Loot decides and even the general has a price.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 9 January 2020 11: 35
        +6
        Quote: prior
        With the assassination of Suleimani, Trump made himself a ba-alsha "hemorrhoids", with an alliance with Trump, India will make itself no less.

        Let Trump say "thanks" to scoundrel-careerist Michael Pompeo and his "friend" Netanyahu for this political "hemorrhoid"!
      2. bar
        bar 9 January 2020 12: 51
        +3
        In all this, Iran at least raised its authority in the BV, showed who is in charge there. Trump has merged, "NATO allies" are dumping from Iraq, Israel has quieted down. Iran has untied its hands in the further development of nuclear weapons. Let's see what will happen in Idlib. The Iranian authorities have strengthened their position before the next elections, the people rallied.
        Which buns got striped is a big question. And it is not clear what kind of loot conversation.
        1. Nikolay87
          Nikolay87 9 January 2020 14: 05
          +1
          20 missiles and not a single one killed. This is not overcoming, this is incompetence. And then declare that they took revenge and now do not want war. Well, maybe this is enough for BV, but you can't stop the "hawks" with such show-offs.
          What kind of loot ?! Yes, all about too. Fear of losing cash flow as a result of regular sanctions or embezzlement during escalation of the conflict.
          1. bar
            bar 9 January 2020 14: 27
            +4
            20 rockets and not one killed. This is not overwhelming, this is incompetence

            Iran's goal was not "the whole world in dust" and a sea of ​​blood, but to gain strategic advantages. And they received them (see above, I will not repeat).

            What kind of loot ?! Yes, all about too. Fear of losing cash flow as a result of regular sanctions or embezzlement during escalation of the conflict.

            Do not make me laugh. Iran has been under the striped sanctions for a century already, it will not be possible to strengthen them even more, everything has been twisted to the maximum there for a long time. But the "waste of escalation" the Persians just managed to avoid.
            So for the Persians this is still a real challenge.
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 9 January 2020 14: 56
          +7
          Quote: bar
          In all this, Iran at least raised its authority in the BV, showed who is in charge there. Trump has merged, "NATO allies" are dumping from Iraq, Israel has quieted down. Iran has untied its hands in the further development of nuclear weapons. Let's see what will happen in Idlib. The Iranian authorities have strengthened their position before the next elections, the people rallied.
          Which buns got striped is a big question. And it is not clear what kind of loot conversation.

          Something like this. Idlib on any will be sterilized to victory. If the US playfully persuades India, then Iran could just as well wink with Pakistan. It will not be possible to solve the Iranian issue of 65 thousand American bayonets concentrated in the region, since the United States gathered a group of five times more, about 300 thousand, for the war with Iraq. Only Iraq at that time was in a worse situation than today's Iran. By killing Suleimani, the mattresses did not solve a single problem and only expanded their problems.
          1. bar
            bar 9 January 2020 15: 06
            +1
            Idlib on any will be sterilized to victory.

            Until recent events, the topic of Idlib was somehow hushed up. Nobody really wanted to get involved with this viper, there will also be a sea of ​​blood. But now, thanks to Trump, the Persians became bolder, and according to rumors the IRGC began to advance to Idlib. Let's look at the further development of events.
        3. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 9 January 2020 19: 36
          +2
          The author said a lot of smart things, but one point is very controversial. 65 US troops are unlikely to be able to solve the Iranian problem. You don't even need to guess how many dugs the coalition had in Afghanistan - more than a hundred thousand. What they have at the output - so far "000", which smoothly turns into "-".
        4. skif8013
          skif8013 10 January 2020 18: 23
          0
          Quote: bar
          In all this, Iran at least raised its authority in the BV, showed who is in charge there. Trump has merged, "NATO allies" are dumping from Iraq, Israel has quieted down. Iran has untied its hands in the further development of nuclear weapons. Let's see what will happen in Idlib. The Iranian authorities have strengthened their position before the next elections, the people rallied.
          Which buns got striped is a big question. And it is not clear what kind of loot conversation.

          Iran did not show anything, but what was done is dust for its own people. But it is thought that in Iran not all suckers will understand this!
          1. bar
            bar 10 January 2020 18: 48
            -1
            Are the "NATO allies" who are urgently leaving Iraq all suckers? The Germans, who trained the Kurds, starred in full force, the Canadians. Only the brave Poles promised to stay, so they are most likely suckers.
            1. skif8013
              skif8013 11 January 2020 02: 27
              -1
              the Poles promised to stay, so they most likely are suckers.
              So you yourself have brought the truth)
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  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 9 January 2020 11: 30
    0
    Perhaps only Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid strongly and unconditionally supported the elimination of the charismatic Iranian general
    And Estonia, according to the Estonian saying, "Always runs ahead of the cart."
    1. Nikolay87
      Nikolay87 9 January 2020 11: 38
      +2
      Ahaha, this is apparently just to remind the world of itself. What is such a country yet - Estonia, so as not to be forgotten. And then where to all of us without her opinion on this matter.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 9 January 2020 19: 38
        +1
        Estonia is a geopolitical giant. Together with Latvia and Lithuania. No, they are giants individually.
    2. Russobel
      Russobel 9 January 2020 11: 46
      +1
      Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, and
      (x) then this?
      And what kind of influential country is this?
      They expect that 5% will help them return.
      It is necessary to lick on time however.
    3. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 9 January 2020 19: 37
      0
      The main thing is not to be ahead of the engine - this is dangerous.
  4. GKS 2111
    GKS 2111 9 January 2020 11: 33
    +5
    Yes, the United States is ready to drag the whole world into some kind of adventure, not just India. The provocateurs and instigators are famous.
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 9 January 2020 11: 44
    +2
    In accordance with this document, Washington, with the consent of the Delhi authorities, can use the military infrastructure of India to provide logistical support to the US expeditionary forces.
    What nonsense? The infrastructure of India, for action against Iran, through Pakistan. That they smoke, that so inserts them.
    And I understand, I understand, the supply of fresh bananas to US aircraft carriers is archiacal, otherwise they won’t go into battle. request
    1. cost
      cost 9 January 2020 12: 07
      0
      Do you think it's nonsense? In vain - China, Pakistan and Iran are countries mutually sympathetic to each other. And that's at least. Pakistan and Iran are active members of the Islamic G3, the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), and observers in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). China and Pakistan are India's "sworn neighbor friends", China and Iran are closely linked by the oil business and the UPU. So these XNUMX countries have a lot of common interests. And not all of these interests are in India's favor, and the Indians are well aware of this.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 9 January 2020 12: 12
        +1
        And who is arguing? Yes Packy, Kitaki and Iran are great friends against a common enemy, the United States. But India versus Iran is ridiculous. No matter how many claims India has against China and Pakistan, oil sucks Iranian oil.
      2. Alexander Lik
        Alexander Lik 9 January 2020 22: 04
        0
        And all these countries have more common interests than disagreements that are artificial.
  6. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 9 January 2020 11: 53
    -4
    The decrepit senile old woman (Europe), the brains turned on ???
    1. ultra
      ultra 9 January 2020 12: 15
      +3
      Rather than brains, but an instinct for self-preservation.
  7. stalkerwalker
    stalkerwalker 9 January 2020 12: 02
    +4
    The author of the article is right. The leadership of India began a turn towards, if not the USA, then obviously not towards Russia. The United States was able to attract India into the orbit of its interests by a set of measures (sanctions, expanded military-technical cooperation). India's gradual refusal to purchase Russian weapons (as an example, the last scandal with the refusal of a possible purchase of Shell-S) is an example.
    1. pytar
      pytar 9 January 2020 12: 46
      +2
      The author of the article is right. The leadership of India began a turn towards, if not the USA, then obviously not towards Russia.

      India is a country with a population of 1,37 billion inhabitants and a monstrous economy that will soon become the 5th in the world! The Indian leadership, goes from the interests of their country! India is already a subject, not an object in international relations!
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        1. pytar
          pytar 9 January 2020 13: 22
          +1
          For 2019, various outlookers put it between 7th and 5th place. Forecasts - by 2034 it may become the third in the world. But here the essence is different - India is developing rapidly and is increasing its influence in international affairs. Respectively pursues a policy in its own interests. All countries at the same time are sub-objects and objects in international relations. Depending on their weight, of course! There are also fraudulent supranational factors, so there is no certainty. hi
  8. eagle owl
    eagle owl 9 January 2020 12: 04
    +1
    A little logistics in the region will be corrected. But for Afghanistan it’s absolutely parallel - only kamikazes can carry anything from INDIA to Afghanistan. Pakistan is sure to knock a couple
  9. SARANCHA1976
    SARANCHA1976 9 January 2020 12: 12
    +4
    It must be remembered that in the Gulf region, West Asia and Afghanistan, about 65000 thousand US troops are stationed. 65000 of them are 75% provision do not rush my slippers what can they solve? There you need full-fledged fighting and not anti-partisan stripping
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 9 January 2020 12: 20
      +2
      Quote: SARANCHA1976
      There you need full-fledged fighting
      What does "full-fledged combat" mean? A ground invasion like in Iraq in 2003? No, this will not happen, Trump did not plan such a thing. Multiple point strikes by aviation and cruise missiles on Iranian infrastructure facilities, military bases, ports, launchers, airfields - yes. Those. anything that would greatly diminish the military power of Iran. Plus extensive economic sanctions.
      1. SARANCHA1976
        SARANCHA1976 9 January 2020 15: 05
        0
        Then what does the 65000 have to do with it
    2. maden.usmanow
      maden.usmanow 9 January 2020 12: 22
      +1
      They can’t do anything. And in general, Americans do not know how to fight. The weakest army in the Middle East.
    3. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 9 January 2020 12: 30
      0
      Considering that Iran has 350000 army and they are not "billeted"
  10. habaroff.ven
    habaroff.ven 9 January 2020 12: 24
    -1
    Not the last word in the Iranian problem belongs to China, which has already invested 280 billion rubles in the "oil industry" of the Persians. and another 180 is going to the next five-year plan. He also brought in troops, about 5 thousand, to guard the facilities under construction. It seems that he just won't agree to lose his money and will say his weighty word in defense of his investments. If the project works, Americans will forever lose the Chinese market for their oil shale. This can also be one of the reasons for the mess.
  11. knn54
    knn54 9 January 2020 12: 26
    0
    Anglo-Saxons ALWAYS try to fight with OTHER hands.
    1. SARANCHA1976
      SARANCHA1976 9 January 2020 15: 07
      0
      So this is about the British mule
  12. Aleksandr21
    Aleksandr21 9 January 2020 12: 41
    +1
    And where is the connection between India and Iran? The fact that India is drawn to cooperation with the United States has long been understood, but what does Iran have to do with it? India did not impose sanctions on Iran, but only adhere to US and EU sanctions. About the use of Indian infrastructure for striking Iran is also out of the question. The United States has this in the order in the Middle East. And the fact that Narendra Modi took an interest in the situation with Iran (according to the unnamed media in the article) is normal, now everyone in the world is interested in this topic. So the author’s conclusions are generally past. Here, rather in the article, one can mention China, since India and China are rivals, and the use of the military infrastructure of India - the USA in this region in the future will be aimed at weakening China.
  13. Alexander Lik
    Alexander Lik 9 January 2020 22: 01
    -1
    The United States has already sufficiently demonstrated the capabilities of its weapons of architecture. Modi’s multi-vectoring will not allow him to explain about the frank drain of India as a sane partner, plus dubious arms contracts with Western countries.
    Bollywood Indians have already done. It remains to make the Bentagon with all the attributes of the original, only on a more modest scale.
  14. grave
    grave 10 January 2020 18: 27
    -1
    Without tearing up your pants, and lowering your pants .. So it will be more true
  15. picus
    picus 14 January 2020 03: 56
    0
    "It should be remembered that there are about 65000 US troops stationed in the Gulf region, West Asia and Afghanistan."
    Chooooo?
    Well, well, it happens ... But 2 errors in one sentence ... Now it’s completely not accepted to read articles?