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The Middle East's Difficult Decade

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The Middle East's Difficult Decade

10 years ago, the Middle East region was shocked by terrible events that affected the whole world, knots were tied that have not yet been untied. On March 15, 2011, riots began in the Syrian city of Daraa - since then, this date is considered to be the beginning of a terrorist war against the SAR. And on March 19 of the same year, the North Atlantic Alliance attacked the Libyan Jamahiriya - there is still no need to talk about peace in this country. A difficult decade for the Middle East.


Libya


As a matter of fact, in Libya, the riots began earlier - on February 17, 2011, but the country had every chance to get out of the crisis quickly and with a minimum number of victims. The situation was developing rapidly - the seizure of cities by the rebels, the same rapid liberation by the military. And by March 17, the troops of the Jamahiriya were already near the capital of the rebels - Benghazi. This alarmed the Western "public", more precisely, the Western elite - they did not count on such an early end of the war against one of the states included by the United States in the so-called axis of evil. A hastily convened meeting of the UN Security Council, deliberate pressure in the media, pushing through the Security Council Resolution No. 1973 - all this was done ostensibly to prevent the mass death of people whom, as the West claimed, the "dictator Gaddafi" was preparing to kill in Benghazi. But the victims of the US and NATO aggression are, as always, called “collateral damage” there, even if there are much more of them than the possible number of killed rebels.

However, if you look back, you need to remember that the initiators of the anti-Libyan aggression were not even the United States. Most of all, France insisted on the attack. The secret was simple - later the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy was even tried for the fact that his election campaign was sponsored by the Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. Of course, not for "pretty eyes", but for supporting the peaceful atom program. The “gratitude” from Sarkozy turned out to be quite peculiar. (However, in that case, the ex-president of France fought back, but it seems that luck leaves him - this case turned out to be not the only one. Only for the aggression against a sovereign state, which entailed thousands of casualties among civilians, unfortunately, at this stage no one will judge him will not).

Syria


From the Arab world, only Syria opposed the attack on the Libyan Jamahiriya, refusing to approve the anti-Libyan resolution of the Arab League. Algeria abstained, the rest obediently voted the way the West expected of them.

As you know, the fire of the war, called the "Arab Spring", spread to Syria.

Looking back ten years ago, one might wonder if there was a way for Syria to avoid years of debilitating war? Perhaps it was worth quelling the rebellion more forcefully at an early stage. But in this case, there was a negative Libyan experience - too decisive suppression of the militants created a pretext for merciless aggression from the collective West.

But too soft treatment of the rebels had a negative impact - from demonstrations, the "opposition" too quickly moved to pogroms, from pogroms to terrorist acts, and then to the capture of cities.

There was a moment when Syria was directly facing the threat of the Libyan option - this is August 2013. Then a grandiose provocation was carried out in the East Ghouta region of Damascus province. The United States accused the Syrian authorities of a "chemical attack" and, abandoning any investigation, intended to launch a direct large-scale aggression.

However, this would not be quite a Libyan option. The attack on Jamahiriya was covered by a "piece of paper" - a Security Council resolution. In which, however, nothing was said about the bombing, but the North Atlantic Alliance interpreted it in a very peculiar way, clinging to the mention in the document of "other measures" necessary to protect the civilian population.

Aggression against Syria, if it took place in August 2013, would be similar to the US and NATO crime in Yugoslavia, where there was not even such a "fig leaf" from the UN Security Council.

Only Russia, playing a delicate diplomatic game, stopped the hand of the natofascist punishers. It remains only to regret that this was not done with regard to the now deceased Libyan Jamahiriya.

The war against Syria is far from over. It has already gone through several stages - after the failed aggression, the United States tried to use one of the darkest forces against the rebellious country - the Islamic State (IS, aka ISIS, is banned in Russia). But the IS militants went against the owners themselves, and the project had to be urgently curtailed. This was followed by a series of minor provocations and minor acts of aggression in 2018 and 2019. under the same pretext - chemical weapons.

Even the newly-minted US President Joe Biden has already managed to "check in", inflicting airstrikes on Syria on February 26 this year (here is the answer to the question, who is the killer!).

The war of attrition against Syria continues - not only militarily, but also politically and economically. The threat of new provocations related to chemical weapons... For ten years now, the small country has resisted attempts to make it a "second Libya" (or "third Yugoslavia"). For ten years, through the fault of Western politicians, the Syrian people have been experiencing incredible suffering. But Syria did not fall. Both thanks to the heroism of their warriors and defenders, and thanks to Russian valor. Despite many complaints against the Russian leadership, one can only be proud of the feat of Russian soldiers and officers on the distant frontiers. After all, there is a defense not only of Syria. This is the protection of the last remnants of international law. This is a defense of the elementary principles of justice. This is the protection of all values, thanks to which humanity is still alive, in spite of those who would like to turn the whole world into a destroyed Libyan Jamahiriya for the sake of their own selfish interests.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 21 March 2021 15: 08
    +4
    Gods, my gods!
    E. Gromova has returned to us!
    Well, now wait for Kamenev ...
    1. Machito
      Machito 21 March 2021 15: 20
      +5
      It was during the Arab Spring that American social networks were tested to destabilize the ruling regimes. This year, Twitter stripped President Trump of the vote.
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 21 March 2021 15: 30
        +2
        Bees against honey lol
        1. Civil
          Civil 22 March 2021 09: 01
          +2
          1. Processes in Arab societies are uneven, somewhere they roll back into the Middle Ages, somewhere they enter the industrial era. But nowhere is there a modern society.
          2. The Internet has exploded consensus in the Arab world. They saw that it was possible to live in a different way, but they really did not understand how it could be done. It is very similar to the Maidan in Ukraine.
          3. Freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of choice have not yet been combined with the Arab concept of power. It is hard to understand that the change from one tyrant to another is a dead-end path.
          4. A crowd of Arabs will never be able to come to an agreement, let alone develop a positive agenda, the example of Libya, where some Arabs play "democracy", and some have again elected their leader Haftar, which is very illustrative.
          5. The most successful Arab countries are monarchies with no open politics at all. And competitors there will be eliminated in medieval ways. This fully confirms the inability of the Arabs to "democratize".
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 21 March 2021 15: 53
      -2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Gods, my gods!
      E. Gromova has returned to us!

      Come back from a business trip in the Middle East, collecting materials for articles ...
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 21 March 2021 16: 52
        +1
        Yeah. And four years ago, apparently, he and Viktor lived in Kiev ..
        1. dSK
          dSK 21 March 2021 17: 17
          -2
          15 March 2011 year riots began in the Syrian city of Daraa - since then this date is considered to be the beginning of a terrorist war against the SAR. AND March 19 of the same year, the North Atlantic Alliance attacked the Libyan Jamahiriya
          Explicit coordinated NATO attack. Gaddafi was more "multi-vector", and Assad did not agree to this ...
          Lukashenka faced the fate of Yanukovych, when after Ukraine the NATO members "took up" Belarus, but he came to his senses in time and "forgot" about the multi-vector ...
          1. ironic
            ironic 21 March 2021 18: 07
            -2
            Do you think everything has already been decided there? Doubtful.
          2. Karabin
            Karabin 21 March 2021 19: 36
            +3
            Quote: dsk
            but he came to his senses in time and "forgot" about the multi-vector ...

            I beg of you!
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 21 March 2021 15: 46
    +8
    The world has become monopolar, no matter how they say that it is multipolar. Solid, capitalist states. China, North Korea, Cuba. the seizure of colonies, and increased influence in the less developed states.
    1. apro
      apro 21 March 2021 16: 09
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      The world has become monopolar

      Yes it is.
      Quote: parusnik
      . Between the imperialist states, the contradictions deepen,

      This is not so. Today one state is imperialistic, and the rest are on the catch.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 21 March 2021 16: 12
        +3
        Imperialist, almost everyone, someone is stronger, someone is weaker, someone claims this title. Russia is the same imperialist state, only a very, very weak link in this chain.
        1. apro
          apro 21 March 2021 16: 15
          +4
          Quote: parusnik
          Imperialist, almost everyone, someone stronger

          One thing is stronger than all. And no one can challenge him. It is not even a question of military force. It is a question of controlling the economy and finance.
          1. parusnik
            parusnik 21 March 2021 16: 32
            +3
            Oleg, do not forget that imperialism has reached a different level, not to the level of blocks of imperialist states, but transnational corporations, they are now deciding but it won't be for long.
            1. apro
              apro 21 March 2021 16: 36
              +2
              Quote: parusnik
              .And the main voice in them belongs to American companies.

              And what am I talking about. The Americans went to this and received a prize. Control over everyone else.
              On the topic of the article. Americans do not care. Rebels. Secular government. They solve financial problems. To plunder under the guise of revolution.
            2. dSK
              dSK 21 March 2021 17: 01
              +2
              Quote: parusnik
              TNK, by the way, took root in Russia.
              “Thanks to Kudrin for selling 16% of Rosneft and 10% of Sberbank. The Anglo-Saxons practically control Gazprom, Rosneft, Rusal and Sberbank.
              The national bourgeoisie is still resisting, but this will not last long.
              Our oligarchs are a temporary, transitional stage in the "development" of Russia. Deribaska was deprived of "Russian aluminum", he asked for help from the state, but the ideologists of privatization refused to do it. And after that he often "protests":
              The decision of the Bank of Russia to raise the key rate to 4,5% is an attack on the incomes of Russians and the profits of companies, said businessman Oleg Deripaska in his Telegram. (20.03.21.)
          2. ironic
            ironic 21 March 2021 18: 04
            -3
            And one of the richest in terms of subsoil and land resources, the largest of all, has the most powerful nuclear weapons on alert and more than all tanks, but it is not the strongest of all, either economically or technologically, or in terms of human resources, or in terms of the efficiency of the management or financial system. ... Therefore, not the biggest imperialist.
      2. ironic
        ironic 21 March 2021 18: 06
        -2
        One has so far the most developed system for realizing its own imperialism, and the catch-up is a relative concept. The rest of the big and strong are trying to improve their imperialism to the best of their ability.
    2. indy424
      indy424 22 March 2021 09: 32
      -1
      of course, of course, but the last stage. the dollar will collapse, the states will fall apart, the Israel project will be dispersed, and then you will finally heal. Everything as usual. the main thing is stability
  3. Professor
    Professor 21 March 2021 17: 07
    +10
    Only Russia, playing a delicate diplomatic game, stopped the hand of the natofascist punishers.

    I shed a lot of tears. The author just brought me back in my youth to the Komsomol meeting where there was just as much falseness and pathos. good

    For ten years now, a small country has resisted attempts to make it a "second Libya" (or "third Yugoslavia")

    "the fourth Australian Union", "the fifth Aland Islands", "the sixth Algeria", "the seventh US Virgin Islands" and then the list of countries in alphabetical order.

    Elena needs to write more in VO. I have not received such pleasure for a long time. hi
    1. parma
      parma 22 March 2021 08: 50
      +3
      Quote: Professor
      Only Russia, playing a delicate diplomatic game, stopped the hand of the natofascist punishers.

      I shed a lot of tears. The author just brought me back in my youth to the Komsomol meeting where there was just as much falseness and pathos. good

      For ten years now, a small country has resisted attempts to make it a "second Libya" (or "third Yugoslavia")

      "the fourth Australian Union", "the fifth Aland Islands", "the sixth Algeria", "the seventh US Virgin Islands" and then the list of countries in alphabetical order.

      Elena needs to write more in VO. I have not received such pleasure for a long time. hi

      And monsieur knows a lot about perversions)), of course, the article also amused me with pathos, lies and twisting of facts: there was a revolution in Egypt, almost without blood (because the local dictator was not crazy about power), complete ignore in the text of the principle of forming "prestigious" military units in Syria (for example, special forces, armored and air formations) on ethnic grounds, as a result of which Assad was left almost without infantry, as soon as the turmoil began (although the rebels had almost no armored vehicles and had no air force at all), and other social reasons Civil war .. well, the biggest lodges about international relations in the propaganda of our country- NATO aggression against Yugoslavia- there was no Yugoslavia at that moment, the Civil War had been going on in the camp for almost 10 years .. yes there was external interference (including our ), which eventually ended with the introduction of international peacekeepers, including ours ...
      PS: the article, of course, would be funny, if it weren't for such stupid propaganda about the terrible decaying West and the sanctimonious Middle Eastern despotism, but additional such articles on VO are not needed, while it seems like + is an adequate resource ...
  4. ironic
    ironic 21 March 2021 17: 57
    -1
    And why does not Elena Gromova write that during the invasion of Syria, more than 3 thousand people were killed by the coalition forces. civilians, and the forces of the Russian Federation> 8 thousand.? Why the more subtle policy of the Russian Federation led to the death of a large number of peaceful people and did not stop the death of more than 600 thousand to this day. person and the count continues despite the 4th official victory announcement?
  5. Karabin
    Karabin 21 March 2021 19: 44
    +4
    This alarmed the Western "public", more precisely, the Western elite - they did not count on such an early end of the war against one of the states included by the United States in the so-called axis of evil. A hastily convened meeting of the UN Security Council, deliberate pressure in the media, dragging through the Security Council Resolution No. 1973

    2011-08-22 Konstantin Kosachev:
    NATO storms Tripoli - Gaddafi must submit to the will of the people
    There are indications that today's nighttime events, when opposition forces stormed Tripoli, were supported by NATO, ”said Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, a member of United Russia. - Gaddafi must admit his defeat and submit to the will of the people. Hopefully, he will not take the last desperate steps to maintain his power, to try to turn the tide - after all, this would lead to even more bloodshed.

    Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation
    from 17 March 2021 of the year
  6. Karabin
    Karabin 21 March 2021 19: 49
    +2
    Despite many complaints against the Russian leadership,
    Wow, Elena has a claim.
  7. Revival
    Revival 22 March 2021 01: 45
    0
    "This is the protection of the last remnants of international law. It is the protection of the elementary principles of justice. It is the protection of all values, thanks to which humanity is still alive, despite those who would like to turn the whole world into a destroyed Libyan Jamahiriya for the sake of their own selfish interests."

    A world of illusion and delusion?
  8. indy424
    indy424 22 March 2021 09: 29
    0
    “Perhaps it was worth suppressing the rebellion more decisively at an early stage.” - or perhaps in more detail, how it was necessary to act more decisively. quite by accident, of course, the author did not mention the name of Hamza el Khatib. who was tortured to death in an Assad prison. with his death, the riots themselves began. but for some reason his name always slips out of such articles. So, they shocked him, they shot at him several times, beat him and apparently castrated him. for graffiti. he was 13 years old. and here's the question. so how, in the author's opinion, was it necessary "more decisively"?
    1. Mihail80
      Mihail80 22 March 2021 12: 57
      +1
      Following your logic, for every person killed in an American prison it was necessary to start chaos and war in the United States the same number of times.
      The brain of the "democratic west" is surprisingly working - to protect 10-100 people in any "non-democratic" country, it is necessary to sow confusion and unrest, plunge the country into war and kill 10000 - 100000 people or more.
      Examples of this are indicated in the article.
  9. Mihail80
    Mihail80 22 March 2021 12: 43
    +1
    Bravo, Elena!
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 22 March 2021 19: 44
      0
      I love my dear colleagues who haven’t worked in the Arab East for a day.
      Not in Algeria, not in Libya, not in Syria.
      In Libya, the "brother-leader" after a certain road accident introduced a dry law. British specialists structured the work as follows: the working week is over, the charter is to Malta, there is a weekend with a good kir. Bulgarians decided differently. The moonshine still was muddied on the fork, the authorities found out, the police arrived, they went through the window, but not into the courtyard, but into the street ... and hit exactly the flashing lights ...
      Good luck to everyone in the difficult commenting. wink winked smile