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"NOT weapon": under the gun Syria

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There are various sanctions: mother's sanctions against disobedient children, authorities' sanctions against negligent employees, companies sanctions against competitors. Apart from all these "no" stands, a formidable weaponproven over the centuries. His name is "International sanctions".

In a nutshell, this definition is understood as collective or unilateral coercive measures applied by states or international organizations to a state that has violated the norms of international law.
To date, "Strong International Law" violated Syria. The legitimate authorities refused to leave the country's population at the “mercy” of the newly-made “Libyan-style” democracy.

The reaction of the international community was not long in coming. Epithets about “The Cannibal Assad”, “Numerous victims among citizens of Turkey, Qatar, Libya, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and those who defended the rights of the Syrian people to commit suicide” flew from everywhere.

The word should not diverge from the case. And, following the criticism of the legitimate government of Syria, international sanctions entered into action.

One of the main santskionerov made an important trade partner of Syria - the European Union.
Let us clarify for ourselves what the prohibitive policy of Europe comes down to?

"NOT weapon": under the gun Syria


Not entry persons

The prohibition was initiated by the creation of “blacklists of non-entry persons”, who are denied access to the territory of the European Union. The list included real monsters, among which both the “cannibal Assad” and the woman who created such a monster are the mother of President Anisa Makhluf, who spread the “cannibal” gene, President’s wife Asma Assad. Sorry for the irony in the previous sentence. But isn’t it in such a way that these events are presented in the European press?

In addition to the relatives of Bashar Assad, the list included a considerable number of individuals and legal entities, one way or another connected with the president of Syria.

At present, the 162 Syrian official and businessman are on the EU sanctions list. In addition, European business has banned contacts with more than 49 Syrian organizations, including the national airline of Syria, the Central Bank, a number of export companies.

Support for "mass repression, rape, drugs, and rock and roll" cost the Syrian air carriers and export companies a "pretty penny". By a regulation of the EU, accounts registered in the “black lists” of Syrian companies opened in the territory of the European Union were arrested and frozen. Access to these funds by their rightful owners was denied up to the complete lifting of sanctions on Syria.
By the way, the President of Syria suffered from this ruling. 19 July 2011, the information appeared that the assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were frozen in the UK in the amount of about $ 160 million.

Currently, new lists of “non-entry Syrians” are being prepared for adoption. One of the last victims of these bans was the president of the Syrian Olympic Committee. He was refused, accompanied by the national Olympic team of Syria at the Thirtieth Summer Olympics, held in London. Not only for "cannibalism".

Insanity was strong

Knowing the love of cannibals for a luxurious life, in April 2012, Brussels imposed a ban on the supply of expensive shoes, caviar, and yachts to Syria.

As it is not difficult to guess, under the "forbidden aim" again turned out to be the president of Syria and his relatives. In the correspondence of the President of the country with his wife, who then fell into the hands of journalists (we will not say anything about the authenticity of this artifact), it was said that “Merciless tyrant” and his “Sun” bought diamonds and expensive furniture, and that the president’s spouse loves clothes from “ Chanel "and shoes from Christian Louboutin.

The ban entered into force on 17 June 2012 of the year and touched on shoes worth more than 600 euros ($ 760), as well as jewelry, precious stones and pearls.

However, non-luxury cars, as well as other relatively expensive goods, were not banned so as not to hurt the interests of diplomats and other foreigners working in Syria.

A ban was imposed on the supply of caviar, truffles and cigars to Syria costing more than 10 euros per piece, wines and alcoholic beverages more than 50 euros per liter, cars, airplanes and ships at a price higher than 25 thousand euros.

Supported by these sanctions and concern "Mercedes", who refused to supply the Syrian government already paid cars for the needs of Syrian officials. At the moment, the Syrian government is negotiating with Russian automakers.

In search of "wrong" weapons

23 July 2012 of the year 27 EU countries adopted the seventeenth (in a year and a half) package of sanctions against Syria. Additional measures were agreed to ensure the implementation of the arms embargo to Syria. According to the new agreements, the EU introduced a search of ships and aircraft that would be suspected of supplying weapons or other equipment to Syria. Such an inspection is required to conduct each EU country in the event of a reasonable suspicion that a ship passing through its territorial waters delivers prohibited goods to Syria.

A similar requirement affected cargo aircraft arriving at airports in the European Union or departing from them.

It should be noted at the same time that the numerous planes transporting weapon boxes marked “NATO: made in the name of good!” To the Turkish region were not particularly interested by European officials. Although ... not all.

Recall the recent scandal with the Swiss grenades found on and inside the newly minted fighters for Free Syria. As a result of these findings, the European manufacturer has banned the supply of its "pomegranate products" to the entire Middle East. Naturally, only for the period of the internal investigation (apparently, they were still burned).

In addition, the EU has banned the import into Syria of materials that could be used to suppress popular demonstrations or to produce instruments of repression. It is, in particular, a dual-purpose technique. Political analysts say that the ban did not really affect the government’s army due to the EU’s recent embargo on weapons and police equipment imported into Syria.

We are for it"! And we are "against"!

Writing about the many Syrian friends and enemies is a thankless job. Let us dwell only on those countries that supported or did not support the EU sanctions against Syria.

Among the hegemones of the world arena, who supported the punishment of Syria on behalf of Old Europe, were, well, the United States of America. Special mention is given to countries that have received praise from the head of EU diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, for their policies. Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Serbia, Albania, Liechtenstein, Norway, as well as Georgia and Moldova, were included in the list of the lauded.

On the other side of the chess table was Russia. Most clearly the position of our government was voiced by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: “The unilateral sanctions of the European Union imposed on Damascus contradict the decisions of the UN Security Council and the agreements reached at the meeting of the Action Group on Syria in Geneva. A unilateral path was chosen, and we believe that this is contrary to the principles of collective business management, this contradicts the decisions of the Security Council that were made on Syria, and this directly contradicts the agreements that were agreed upon by the so-called "Action Group" in Geneva. "

In other words, the sanctions on Syria, our government called their true definition of "blockade".

The reaction to these prohibitions was their complete disregard. However, Europe did not remain in debt. Thus, the Russian ships that delivered the repaired Syrian military equipment to the port of Tartus were deprived of the international insurance issued in London. Without this insurance, Russian ships were banned from entering European ports.

Oil industry will endure any violence

The lists are lists, but what Europe could really hit in Syria is the oil sector, namely, a ban on the export of Syrian oil to the EU market.

However, it seems that Europe has already been with Libya.

Syria currently exports about 150000 barrels of oil per day. The main part goes to refineries in Germany, Italy and France, which can process Syrian high-sulfur oil.

If sanctions are applied, Syria will be forced to send its oil to less profitable markets at a discount. But I think there is no doubt that there will always be buyers of these products.

Indicative of the mood of Western oil companies operating in Syria.

Ken Juge, a representative of Gulfsands Petroleum, according to Reuters, said that "as long as security is maintained at the sites, we will continue to continue our business." Gulfsands operates under the PSA in the 26 unit, which it shares 50 / 50 with the Chinese oil company Sinochem.

The Gulfsands contract covers the Khurbet East and Yousefieh deposits, where Gulfsands plans to increase production from current 21000 b / d to 24000 b / d by the end of 2012.

Shell also works in Syria, in partnership with China National Petroleum Corporation, Indian Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Total, and Canadian geological exploration Suncor.

In addition, Western oil companies are afraid that if Bashar Assad remains in power, then after the introduction of sanctions and their forced withdrawal, all this oil wealth will be transferred to Russia or China, who will gladly sign new PSAs.

In other words, neither the “Cannibal Assad” nor the “mass violence in Aleppo” currently have any effect on the volume of gasoline pumped into German and other peaceful cars of the middle class.

Results

Officially, the European Union limited itself to introducing “black lists” against Syria and freezing accounts of a limited number of its citizens. The ban on the supply of weapons can be easily circumvented thanks to the support of Bashar Assad by Iran. As in principle, any other European ban.

Unofficially, Europe gives the go-ahead to send international terrorists to Syria. Among the killed "rats" Syrian security forces found and Albanian, British and French passports.

What is the result? I think that in the government of each of the countries sounded above there are not stupid people who understand perfectly well that in fact Europe does not want to see Syria in its current form, and that Syria itself is fighting and will continue to fight with numerous gangs of terrorists and criminals seeking to make Europe's aspirations a reality.

Well, “international sanctions” remain valid! Legally elected president in Syria remains in good health! We wish him success and the people in Syria on the way to overcoming the EU bans on the supply of truffles and diamonds, as well as to choose the best examples of the Russian car industry.

But, first of all, they should be willing to defeat the evil that has disturbed the peace of the great and ancient people.
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  1. Dmitriy69
    Dmitriy69 18 September 2012 07: 12
    +2
    Poor Syrians! How will they now live without truffles? !!!

    Poor Syrians! How will they now live without truffles? !!!
    1. Sakhalininsk
      Sakhalininsk 18 September 2012 07: 19
      +2
      That's for sure, diarrhea is rid of boredom for Bentley and other benefits of European civilization.
      1. esaul
        esaul 18 September 2012 07: 30
        +8
        Good morning, colleagues.
        And I personally liked the fact that, after reading the lines ------

        Among the hegemones of the world arena, who supported the punishment of Syria on behalf of Old Europe, were, well, the United States of America. Special mention is given to countries that have received praise from the head of EU diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, for their policies. Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Serbia, Albania, Liechtenstein, Norway, as well as Georgia and Moldova, were included in the list of the lauded.

        And then

        and the other side of the chess table was Russia. Most clearly the position of our government was voiced by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: “The unilateral EU sanctions imposed on Damascus contradict the decisions of the UN Security Council and the agreement
        м

        It became very clear how much Russia has put on weight, which is quite solid, with the awareness of its strength, opposing its position to the position of any European trash who obediently and obsequiously yapping in favor of the "hegemon".
        1. Kaa
          Kaa 18 September 2012 08: 49
          +1
          Quote: esaul
          The list of praised included Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Serbia, Albania, Liechtenstein, Norway, as well as Georgia and Moldova.

          And then

          and the other side of the chess table was Russia.

          Well, where can Russia compete with such "heavyweights", just declare war and surrender (such a little bit). The stronger they were "friends" with Russia, the louder they bark for the sake of the UWB now, as a sign of loyalty. Disgusting. The worst sin is betrayal, IMHO.
          1. Trailer
            18 September 2012 08: 54
            +1
            He who pays to these countries dances them. Politics, bums.
            1. 1tankist
              1tankist 18 September 2012 09: 30
              +3
              Well done, Eugene, you wrote a good article.
              Conclusion, it is necessary to take into account the experience of introducing unilateral sanctions and diversify their sales markets. I mean not only Syria, but also Russia and China.
              It is necessary to trade not only with Europe and the United States, exchanging their goods for paper "gold", but also with the countries of the rapidly developing East. Then the answer to the sanctions will be: "You do not want to trade with us, are you pursuing our companies? Well, we will offer our products to the countries of the East, they have long dreamed of this."
              APEC Samit in Vladivostok showed well where to move.

              It is necessary to help the Syrians defeat the evil that disturbed the peace of the great and ancient people.
              1. Trailer
                18 September 2012 10: 23
                0
                Diversification will not help, ignoring it, and mastering new trading methods in old markets! For example, through intermediary companies!
                1. alexng
                  alexng 18 September 2012 12: 14
                  +1
                  Apparently, Europe turned out to be not a wolf, but an accommodating sheep in the skin of a wolf. Double standards, however.
  2. Dmitriy69
    Dmitriy69 18 September 2012 07: 14
    +4
    Poor Syrians! How will they now live without truffles? !!!
  3. A word
    A word 18 September 2012 07: 16
    +3
    Euronews watched today, while showing a plot about Syria, didn’t know what kind of emotion to give preference, laugh or oh .... vat (excuse me): against the background of the destroyed city stands a French Negro journalist and talks about the inhuman bombings carried out by Assad’s regular army on civilians Aleppo, about hundreds and thousands of innocents killed by a tyrant and despot Bashar .... thought they would talk about babies for breakfast and a hundred virgins sacrificed to some local god.
    Here is such an example of processing the brain of an ordinary European, the public is ready ........ by the way, almost nothing was said about the demonstrations that swept through Europe in connection with the crisis ....
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 18 September 2012 07: 41
      +5
      Quote: Slovo
      : Against the background of the ruined city, stands a French Negro journalist and talks about inhuman bombing

      This false journalist should be wetted first. Assad had to give money, not the IMF and cut off oil supplies to Europe for a couple of weeks, let citizens think how much gasoline will cost in Europe and where to buy it. In the framework of the law and generally accepted proprieties it is impossible to do business and conduct business with amers and Europe, only by their wolfish law to pay them with the same coin.
      1. Trailer
        18 September 2012 07: 43
        +3
        Do not worry, I think Qatar and the Saudis will only be happy with this fact, and they will replace us with joy!
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 18 September 2012 13: 00
          +1
          Do not worry, I think Qatar and the Saudis will only be happy with this fact, and they will replace us with joy!

          If they would have access to the Mediterranean Sea, then yes, and so tankers get tired of transporting oil ...
          Qatar and Saudi Arabia therefore launched an operation against Syria - they need the Mediterranean coast for the pipeline to Europe, and the Syrian one, look on the map - the shortest way ...
  4. Leisure
    Leisure 18 September 2012 07: 19
    +7
    Why are our Russian media, gangster rabble called "Syrian rebels" ???
    1. Trailer
      18 September 2012 07: 28
      0
      This is better than if they called them "revolutionaries", as it was in Libya!
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 18 September 2012 07: 43
      +3
      Quote: Lazer
      Why are our Russian media, the gangster rabble called "Syrian rebels"?

      This question should be asked to the leadership of the country, in Syria, the crowds of our correspondents are running around, it’s a pity there are practically no reports in which all points above and without a hint were placed. Who is a terrorist, who supports these terrorists and everything else is directly and not distorting.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 18 September 2012 13: 03
        0
        it’s a pity there are practically no reports in which all points above and were placed directly and without a hint.

        See "ANNA-News" - http://anna-news.info/news
    3. Che
      Che 18 September 2012 10: 30
      0
      Leisure,
      Learn from the Western media, dodge and lie.
    4. v53993
      v53993 18 September 2012 10: 42
      0
      But because it is in fact it is not ours, and not the Russian media.
      1. Login1
        Login1 19 September 2012 00: 31
        0
        By the way, yes. The information space of Russia does not belong to Russia. Through a rating system, for example, TV control is carried out by our main western partner. This is not shocking and not such a joke. On the Internet you can find information about this.
  5. bask
    bask 18 September 2012 07: 29
    +3
    ,, Democratic ,,, the ghouls are completely un ..... We are a lesson to Russia once again. Clearly store the country's assets in America and Europe. unacceptable. And whoever takes out billions every month over the hill are de facto agents of influence .. America on Russia. And Syria will not pass China to fill up with shoes and products. Russia, I think, will not refuse to supply arms. Iran will provide special forces. They will muzzle people of interest to people.!
  6. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 18 September 2012 08: 10
    +2
    ha ha, thanks to the author, a very caustic article) smiled, in the morning it’s good to read such articles, it raises the mood for the whole day)
    1. Trailer
      18 September 2012 08: 28
      0
      do not abuse truffles!
  7. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 18 September 2012 10: 29
    +1
    The Europeans are driving themselves into the coffin, they need to search for markets, survive, and they are sanctions ... the United States did not do this without a finger ...
    1. Trailer
      18 September 2012 10: 51
      0
      ShturmKGB
      it could not do without the pointing finger of the United States ...


      It is so - but only if you bring the right government to power, you can sell European goods at a higher price, or fully occupy the market that was previously shared with some neighboring country, for example, Russia and China.
  8. Che
    Che 18 September 2012 10: 35
    +1
    Unofficially, Europe gives the go-ahead to send international terrorists to Syria. Among the killed "rats" Syrian security forces found and Albanian, British and French passports.

    The crusade of the West continues from the Middle Ages.
    1. Ruslan67
      Ruslan67 18 September 2012 17: 32
      +1
      only they cannot end this campaign in any way due to their complete worthlessness and mediocrity
  9. IRBIS
    IRBIS 18 September 2012 10: 53
    +1
    If you look at the affairs of the European Union, you can say that they are far from brilliant in economic terms. And they went too far with the policy of emigrants. The crisis is not over; it is just beginning the next round. So let's see what Westerners will do with their goods when they stop buying them and where they will drag them. And where to put their ridiculous sanctions.
  10. bask
    bask 18 September 2012 12: 27
    0
    The information war has set, The economic war of the West against Siri is in full swing. Domestic media need to start counter-info. War. There is no exhaustive and truthful information on the domestic media. The question is why and to whom it was expelled. For whom specifically belong legally. our media. Maybe this is the question. Although the president made it clear that Russia will not abandon Syria.
  11. tekinoral
    tekinoral 18 September 2012 12: 48
    0
    The rebel Syrian Free Army has offered a reward of $ 25 million for the extradition of the "dead or alive" President Bashar al-Assad. This was reported on September 18 by ITAR-TASS with reference to the Turkish agency Anatolia
  12. bask
    bask 18 September 2012 13: 12
    0
    Where are the rebels from 25 mln dollars? It was the amers and their satellites who proposed. Now, the speckled cards will be issued as in Iraq. The hunt for Bashar has begun.
    1. Trailer
      18 September 2012 13: 16
      0
      It's easier with rats in Syria! They get wet for free, just for the "thanks!"
    2. Liberti
      Liberti 18 September 2012 13: 44
      +2
      Quote: bask
      Where are the rebels 25 mln dollars?

      "The Almighty" sent, as in other things and to some heads of regions lol
  13. SenyaYa
    SenyaYa 18 September 2012 21: 53
    0
    The entire external politics of the barbarian countries, such as the United States and its EU LOHOBANDS, can be compared to the Stone Age. My tribe is cooler, we have a lot of clubs and stones, so why do we want something and trouble ....Shame! so humanity stands in one place in its development ... INTERESTS ONLY BECAME BIGGER!
  14. valokordin
    valokordin 18 September 2012 22: 57
    +1
    Syria needs to be helped, even for the sake of tens of thousands of our women former and current citizens, those who previously studied in the Soviet Union and still believe that Russia, as the legal successor of the former powerful state, will not leave them in trouble. And for this it is necessary to draw a tough line of its own, without looking back at the cries of the West, as the USSR did before. We must protect our interests, for this the country will be respected and the allies will be added. And, although our politicians are doing little harm to Iran, in fact, he is not our friend, but he is objectively our ally at present, so defensive weapons, in particular anti-aircraft defense systems, will not interfere with him.