The European Union has not extended the arms embargo of the Syrian opposition. The act is as provocative as it is meaningless, despite the fact that no permission is required for arming the opposition for a long time.
“It was somehow ambiguous to declare an embargo on what is prohibited by international law, including the right of the European Union,” said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Country legally trading weaponsshould know its end user. That is, by law, the buyer must submit an end-user certificate. As Lavrov remarked: “I don’t know what end-user certificate a Syrian opposition can issue to arms exporters from Europe.”
Which one? Al-Qaeda will issue a certificate. It is the same assessment of the Syrian opposition as an "end user", declared by Lavrov and Kerry, that became the starting point for Russian-American cooperation in Syria. This declaration is worth a lot. It would have cost more if not for some schizophrenic moment in the American position.
The current US administration has loudly intimidated the Syrian leadership with threats of blows and increased support for the opposition, writing together with Qatar and Turkey an anti-Syrian resolution of the UN Human Rights Council, directly contradicting the agreements reached between Lavrov and Secretary of State Kerry in Moscow.
“I drew Kerry’s attention to this. It turned out that he was not aware of this situation, he promised to find out. But I don’t know if he managed to do it or not,” said Sergey Lavrov.
Well, how could he be aware? If he does not get out of the region, literally punching the Russian-American initiative of the peace conference on Syria?
The fact is that Obama is forced to pursue de facto two policies. The old one, under the tune of the flood monarchies and the European scumbags who started to play around in the soldiers, has already led America to a meaningless dead end in the Middle East. And a new one, aimed at getting out of this impasse, for which Arabian oil foes and European scumbags are simply not needed. It is difficult to convince the foes and thugs of European and especially of their own American to do this. Here for this Obama and demonstrates simultaneously two policies. Which of them turns out - well, it's like a card will fall. And so that it lies correctly, in our common interests with the Americans, we are delivering C-300 anti-aircraft complexes to Syria.
Syria’s air defense system is one of the densest in the world. But until now it was represented mainly by obsolete Soviet complexes: "Wasp", "Strela", "Buk", "Cube". From the middle of zero, the system was replenished with new Russian complexes, mainly of short-range. In recent years, Syria has received the state-of-the-art Pantsir missile-cannon complex. Deploying C-300 in Syria practically excludes the possibility of implementing the Libyan scenario in any form.
"We consider this supply a stabilizing factor, and we believe that such steps in many ways restrain some hotheads from the possibility of imparting this conflict, from considering this scenario, when this conflict can be given an international character with the participation of external forces that are not alien to such ideas, "said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
That is, this is the most powerful argument for Obama against these very "forces that are not alien to such ideas": "Well, what can we do? Do not like it - fly yourself and bomb!"