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In the US press: Russia has already achieved victory and influence in the Middle East

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Foreign Policy, a major American publication, published an article on Russian activity in the Middle East. Observer Anatol Lieven writes that today in North America and in some European countries a stamp has taken root that Russia is trying to either recreate the USSR, or expand its influence even more, "destroying the status quo in the world." Lieven writes that such a dogma is actively supported in the United States, a number of Eastern European countries, and some countries that were previously republics of the Soviet Union.


At the same time, as a columnist for an American magazine specializing in aspects of foreign policy notes, there are also those regions of the world where this dogma is treated with at least bewilderment. Among such regions is the Middle East.

According to Anatol Lieven, for a long time in a number of states of the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen) the United States of America was perceived as the main violator and instigator of armed conflicts. Therefore, for many regional countries, Russia's return to the Middle East as one of the key players evokes positive emotions.

The American author cites several excerpts from an interview with Vladimir Putin over the years. For example, the words that Saddam Hussein could not exactly be called a democratic ruler, but after he was gone, Iraq plunged into real chaos, large terrorist groups began to emerge in the country that threaten not only Iraq itself, but the whole world ... Also cited is the statement of the President of Russia about Muammar Gaddafi. Vladimir Putin once noted that the reprisal against Gaddafi after the NATO invasion of Libya turned the once prosperous country into a stronghold of terrorism, a source of tension, a territory of constant strife, from which flows of refugees poured into Europe.

In Foreign Policy, the author notes that it is difficult to disagree with Putin on this. And these words of Putin are being paid attention to throughout the Middle East, rightly believing that Russia's position is to take into account regional interests, local cultures, and the peculiarities of political life. The destruction of the balance, as the United States is used to doing, is not part of the circle of Russian interests, which is what makes many countries in the Middle East sympathetic.

In addition, it is noted that the number of countries that have become loyal to Russia can now include even those that previously, to put it mildly, did not feel sympathy for Moscow - for example, Saudi Arabia, Israel.

It is pointed out that Russia's policy resonates with the Middle Eastern states due to the fact that Russia does not go ahead, but tries to take into account the interests of each of the states in the region.

The US press believes that Russia has already achieved a great victory and enormous influence in the Middle East. But the United States itself has squandered its influence in the region to some extent, losing confidence even in countries that have been considered its allies for decades.
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  1. Vasily Onischuk
    Vasily Onischuk 1 December 2021 18: 17
    +13
    So the Americans themselves are in the Middle East and have shit. We walked through the region like an elephant through a china shop, now they are surprised that the countries there are drawn to Russia. It’s just that Russia didn’t change regimes there, didn’t suit interventions and didn’t bomb everyone in a row.
    1. Civil
      Civil 2 December 2021 07: 33
      -5
      In the US press: Russia has already achieved victory and influence in the Middle East

      Of course, already caravans with gold, diamonds, brocade, euros, dollars, reached from all over the Middle East, reached Russia. And then what's the point of influencing something.
    2. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 2 December 2021 19: 42
      -3
      It's strange ... It's strange that the Americans assess the situation much more objectively than many Russian so-called "patriots". Including VO. smile
  2. rusich
    rusich 1 December 2021 18: 17
    +2
    Where will the democratic foot of the USA or NATO go? There comes chaos and devastation, terrorism flourishes, death to civilians
    1. fif21
      fif21 1 December 2021 18: 39
      -10
      Quote: rusich
      Where will the democratic foot of the USA or NATO go? There is chaos and devastation,

      In confirmation of your words. The Taliban attacked the Iranian border, capturing several checkpoints. hi
  3. Andrey R2R
    Andrey R2R 1 December 2021 18: 26
    0
    Russia, like many countries, needs a balance - bipolar, multipolar on the drum, but balance!
  4. pavlov viahislav
    pavlov viahislav 1 December 2021 18: 33
    -18
    What's the use of this influence for us? Russia is now a capitalist power. Bulk export of our goods to the Middle East? Concessions? At least the purchase of our weapons in marketable quantities? Where is all this? The question is, of course, rhetorical.
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 1 December 2021 18: 37
    0
    Russia is trying either to recreate the USSR, or to expand its influence even more, "destroying the current status quo in the world"

    What the American "status quo" is, all the countries of the Middle East have experienced for themselves, so you need to take offense at yourself.
  6. Bradley
    Bradley 1 December 2021 18: 45
    -3
    According to Anatol Lieven, for a long time in a number of states of the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen) the United States of America was perceived as the main violator and instigator of armed conflicts.

    Of course, in recent years, conflicts in the BV have been unleashed by the United States. But Syria also has a stigma in the cannon, since in the last century it was Syria that unleashed wars in the BV. Well, also Egypt.

    In addition, it is noted that the number of countries that have become loyal to Russia can now include even those that previously, to put it mildly, did not feel sympathy for Moscow - for example, Saudi Arabia, Israel.

    There is no sympathy, however, as well as antipathy. CA and Israel will be with the United States, it is trite because it is profitable.
  7. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 1 December 2021 18: 52
    +1
    If this is all that was in the source article, then this Anatole Lieven is not a sin to shake his hand tightly!
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 1 December 2021 19: 05
    -1
    Russia in the Middle is wielding a scalpel and cautiously, while the United States has been poking around and trying to poke around with an ax to the right and to the left.
  9. Fisherman
    Fisherman 1 December 2021 19: 08
    -3
    Yankees hired estooons for the press? News from the past decade?
    1. Clear
      Clear 1 December 2021 21: 24
      0
      Quote: Fisherman
      Yankees hired estooons for the press? News from the past decade?

      So the Yankees have plundered the Middle East for decades.
  10. Alex013
    Alex013 1 December 2021 19: 23
    -1
    About news about the East and not only the Middle. "Taliban fighters * fought Iranian border guards and seized the checkpoint, Afghan Aamaj News reported."
  11. boris ivanov
    boris ivanov 1 December 2021 21: 26
    +9
    A holy place is never empty..
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  13. Teador
    Teador 1 December 2021 22: 17
    -2
    Yes, that's just until now, everyone who fought there and are still fighting. And the Americans, as they kept all the oil and gas, and do not keep anything has changed. Even those ARABIAN COUNTRIES THAT BOUGHT WEAPONS FROM RUSSIA NOW BUY FROM NATO COUNTRIES
  14. tarakan
    tarakan 1 December 2021 23: 25
    -1
    Information flashed that the Iranians clashed with the Taliban, who is in the subject?
    1. riwas
      riwas 2 December 2021 08: 24
      +2
      Information flashed that the Iranians clashed with the Taliban, who is in the subject?

      "A local dispute has erupted between Afghan and Iranian border guards in the border area of ​​the Kang district of Nimroz province in Afghanistan, and the situation is now under control," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted.
      In turn, the Iranian news agency "Fars" stated that the cause of the armed conflict on the Iranian-Afghan border was "a dispute over agricultural land."
      "Contrary to rumors, none of Iran's border points were captured and there were no casualties among the border guards. The attackers attacked over a dispute over agricultural land along the border, which provoked a strong reaction from border guards," Fars said in a statement.
      https://www.interfax.ru/world/806141
  15. Serg Kam
    Serg Kam 1 December 2021 23: 26
    +2
    a Jew is on the subway and reads an Arab newspaper. another Jew who happened to be in the same carriage notices this oddity and very upset asks the first: "Moshe, have you lost your mind? Why are you reading an Arab newspaper?" Moshe replies - "I used to read Jewish newspapers, and what do they write there? Jews are persecuted, Israel is attacked, Jews disappear due to assimilation and mixed marriages, Jews live in poverty. So I switched to Arab newspapers, and what do they write?" Jews own all the banks, Jews control newspapers, Jews are rich and powerful, Jews rule the world. This is better news. "
  16. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 2 December 2021 04: 07
    0
    It is pointed out that Russia's policy resonates with the Middle Eastern states due to the fact that Russia does not go ahead, but tries to take into account the interests of each of the states in the region.

    ***
    "East is a delicate matter"...
    ***
  17. KCA
    KCA 2 December 2021 05: 30
    0
    If an American with the surname Lieven talked about Putin's successes in BV, it's good, it's not just that Netanyahu kissed Putin on the gums almost once a month, oh, just don't tell me that Lieven is a Negro, otherwise he will get sick
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      1. KCA
        KCA 2 December 2021 08: 51
        +2
        Oh, how, but he is generally from the Balts, well, or the Livonian ukrov, although the surname is not Polish, from the cross?
  18. Bshkaus
    Bshkaus 2 December 2021 09: 50
    -4
    Once they promised us not to raise the retirement age, and they also said that if you reign for more than two terms, you can go crazy, and also ...