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The United States wants to fight with Syria?

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The United States wants to fight with Syria? Decision by the US administration to supply some species weapons The Syrian rebels evoked a wide variety of interpretations and assessments. This was also facilitated by the fact that senators J. McCain and L. Graham hastened to declare that the United States should not limit itself to increasing the volume of assistance to the Syrian opposition, but to undertake a military operation — to deliver cruise missile attacks on Syrian government troops. “Arms supplies alone are not enough to change the balance of power, not in Assad’s favor.” The President must assemble an international coalition to take military action and deprive Assad of the opportunity to use Aviation and ballistic missiles, deploy and supply troops. This can be done, as we have repeatedly said, with the use of long-range weapons, such as cruise missiles, ”said a joint statement by McCain and Graham. At the same time, information began to come from Washington that the United States was allegedly considering the introduction of a no-fly zone over Syria, which, possibly, would extend to the area near the Syrian-Jordanian border. At the same time, in areas that will then be under the control of the rebels, it is planned to place an interim Syrian rebel government.


And then many analysts, including Russian, began talking about the Iraqi or Libyan scenario of overthrowing the ruling regime against Damascus. But is this true, and how similar is this step in relation to ATS?

Of course, no one can rule out that the United States will act in accordance with the current situation, although they do not have any UN Security Council decision that could legitimize a foreign military invasion of Syria. However, so far it is hard to believe. Therefore, the United States will most likely act slyly, starting in the very near future, supplying arms to the rebels, and their informational support to the rebels will be even more active using modern information flow manipulation technologies.

But in any case, another thing is completely obvious - Washington clearly does not intend or does not want to work seriously with Russia on a peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, although in recent weeks he has been in active contact with Moscow regarding the convening of the Geneva-2 conference. But the Americans obviously want to add fuel to the fire of war in order to designate their presence in the Syrian conflict and look good in front of their allies in the Wahhabi-French-British coalition.

The reason for the decision of the Obama administration was the recent serious successes of the Syrian army in the defeat of many militant opposition groups and the restoration of government control over many important areas of the country. It became clear that if this continues, the insurgents will soon be driven underground, turning to guerrilla warfare and terrorist attacks, and this will ultimately lead them to leave the stage as a political force.

It is clear that the US allies in the face of Britain, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia can not and do not want to allow it. After all, this would mean the complete collapse of their political line in the Middle East over the past 3 years, and the end of the “Arab spring”. Moreover, in neighboring Turkey, which was the main base of the Syrian opposition and a transit point for transporting weapons to Syria to the militants, the processes of their own “revolutionary spring” began, which for some time led Ankara out of participation in the fight against Assad.

In addition, inside the United States, President Obama faced daily powerful criticism of various “hawks” who, through the media, accused him of not wanting to get into the Syrian conflict by military means. Therefore, he had to go in part for propaganda reasons to such a decision that contradicts the norms of international law and clearly does not correspond to his personal perception of what should be the policy of Washington in the Arab region.

So the White House said on Friday that by using chemical weapons, the Syrian government crossed the borders set by the US, and America will respond to that. Although no serious evidence of this has been provided. Here any excuse was needed to somehow explain such an extravagant decision. At the same time, on Thursday, Deputy National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Ben Rhodes, made it clear that the introduction of a no-fly zone is not an effective solution to the Syrian conflict and may incur more costs than a similar operation in Libya. Thus, a piece was thrown "hawks", and Obama appeared before the voters a strong leader. But at the same time, the boundaries of the American intervention were determined very clearly - the American soldiers would not step on the Syrian land. Afghanistan and Iraq have not passed without a trace. And the majority of Americans in this matter together with Obama - they do not need another war in which American soldiers will die.

However, one should not underestimate the importance of the decision of the White House. Indeed, among the weapons that the United States intends to supply the rebels supposedly include MANPADS, anti-tank guided missiles and light armored vehicles. And this is not so harmless. And in Damascus they will be forced to look for methods of neutralizing this in order to prevent a change in the military balance of power, which is now on the side of the legitimate government. Under these conditions, Russia, which has already expressed its sharply negative attitude toward Obama’s decision, may well help the Syrian authorities in strengthening the Syrian army’s combat power with more modern weapons. And Iran will not stand aside either.

The EU’s attitude to the White House’s decision is clearly ambiguous. NATO has already seen a split between the Franco-British “crusaders”, relying on the Wahhabis - this is truly the alliance of Satan and Shaitan! - and the healthy forces of Europe, which do not want wars and conflicts. After all, you need to solve your problems associated with the economic crisis. And discord in the West only weakens the positions of the US and the EU, not to mention NATO, in a world where China plays an increasingly active role.

So far, it takes time to assess the consequences of the current decision of Washington and see how it will be implemented in practice. Most likely, the White House, shouting loudly and belligerently for internal and external consumption, will take a pause for now. It is unlikely that before the beginning of August the United States will begin supplying weapons to the opposition. And during this time, I want to believe, the Syrian army will be able to inflict a serious defeat on the alliance of radicals, cannibals, terrorists, foreign mercenaries and just international trash. And then the “whole market” about the democratization of Syria and the “bloody dictator Asad” will finally move to the five-star Doha hotels and to the Jazeera TV channel, from which the usual angry speeches with calls for jihad will flow. In Qatar, after all, they are ready to substitute a vest to those who want to cry about failed dreams to seize power, and even give them money, so they don’t get too upset. Unless a change of power takes place in Qatar by this time, as many media have been talking about for two weeks, and the new ruler, whom Prince Tamim must become, will not change his country's attitude to foreign policy. Otherwise, the gas "dwarf" can burst from the strain and delusions of grandeur.
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  1. domokl
    domokl 15 June 2013 07: 40 New
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    Today, Abama said bluntly-the United States will not send its troops into Syria. The Americans do not like to fight where the soldiers were not previously destroyed by aviation. By the way, the same statement was made by NATO officials. So, the supply of arms to mercenaries and all the bandits who will go to fight , that's all
    1. kosmos44
      kosmos44 15 June 2013 07: 50 New
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      Quote: domokl
      . So, the supply of arms to mercenaries and all the bandits who will go to fight, that's all


      This is "That's all"! Let's announce the supply of arms to Assad, see the reaction of the foams - taken to it - That's all.
      1. domokl
        domokl 15 June 2013 07: 53 New
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        Quote: kosmos44
        Let's announce the supply of arms to Assad, see the reaction of the pins - got it
        And why? Unlike the West, we have a bunch of contracts for the supply of weapons to the Syrians. Putin has repeatedly stated openly that the contracts will be executed ...
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 08: 35 New
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          Quote: domokl
          And why? Unlike the West, we have a bunch of contracts for the supply of weapons to the Syrians. Putin has repeatedly stated openly that the contracts will be executed ...

          Where the promised Yak 130, where the turntables promised, where the C 300 is also not clear. So there are more words for now.
          And here is the last ...RUSSIA NOT GOING TO DELIVER S-300 Damascus IN RESPONSE TO YESTERDAY DECISION

          Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Yuri Ushakov, said that Russia and the United States are not competitors in solving the Syrian problem.

          At a briefing in Moscow, Ushakov answered the question of whether Russia was going to take any retaliatory steps, in particular to give way to a “frozen” contract for the supply of S-300 after the US decision to expand military assistance to the Syrian opposition.

          “There is no talk about this yet,” said Ushakov, quoted by Interfax.
          And how to relate to this?
          1. igorgar
            igorgar 15 June 2013 09: 05 New
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            Or maybe we are just bluffing? However, the United States can also do the same, declaring not to send troops to Syria. One can not speak about their hypocrisy.
            1. Ascetic
              Ascetic 15 June 2013 11: 29 New
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              Quote: igorgar
              However, the United States can also do the same, claiming not to send troops into Syria. You can not speak about their hypocrisy.


              I think their plan is as follows. First, the organization of the supply of arms and money on a "legitimate" basis. Then the creation of an enclave in Syria on which the "liberated region" will be proclaimed. Then this liberated region is recognized as the legitimate Syrian government and on behalf of the Syrian people addresses the West and LAS with a request to establish a no-fly zone above this enclave. Well and further on the worked out scenario. Otherwise, why all this circus with a government that does not control anything and searches for facts of using chemical weapons.
              1. Rus2012
                Rus2012 15 June 2013 19: 50 New
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                Quote: Ascetic
                I think their plan is as follows. First, the organization of the supply of arms and money on a "legitimate" basis. Then the creation of an enclave in Syria on which the "liberated region" will be proclaimed. Then this liberated region is recognized as the legitimate Syrian government and on behalf of the Syrian people addresses the West and LAS with a request to establish a no-fly zone above this enclave. Well and further on the worked out scenario. Otherwise, why all this circus with a government that does not control anything and searches for facts of using chemical weapons.

                ...by itself!
                But, oh, they are drawn into IT at a very uncomfortable and losing moment. Time has passed, allies do not want to fight or participate. Assad - stands like a rock, and that and look and take to the dust all this pack. That’s why the Yankees themselves will have to harness 100% to this matter ... Even the Jews are quietly playing against, for they understand - after Assad, their stables will be cleaned by muslims ...
          2. domokl
            domokl 15 June 2013 09: 35 New
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Where are the promised Yak 130, where the turntables are promised, where With 300 is also not clear. So there are more words so far

            Yeah ... and the Proton missile launcher wasn’t put ... It’s interesting that these are our sea trucks under convoys of not weak cruisers at all melted across the Mediterranean lol And they began to refuel very actively at the base laughing
            Why scream? When you can just do and make an interested person ..
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 14: 46 New
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              Quote: domokl

              Yeah ... and the Proton missile launcher was not delivered.

              Clearly, that means you yourself do not understand.
              Quote: domokl
              when you can just perform and make an interested person ..

              That’s what amers do. This is not our way. hi
          3. avt
            avt 15 June 2013 10: 27 New
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            And how to relate to this?

            As to the normal statement of a professional diplomat. Do you want him to throw a tantrum as Vika Nuland at the time as the representative of the United Amer States at the UN? Sayings about deliveries of S-300 brought much benefit? China does not say anything at all, and its silence is carefully listened to. Judging by affairs is necessary.
            1. lewerlin53rus
              lewerlin53rus 15 June 2013 12: 59 New
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              Quote: avt
              China doesn’t say anything at all, and its silence is carefully listened to.

              Sometimes meaningful silence speaks more than many empty words
            2. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 14: 48 New
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              Quote: avt
              You wanted him to throw a tantrum as Vika Nuland at the time as the representative of the United Amer States at the UN

              The USA said to the whole world - we will supply everything! What prevents us from tantrums just to put the west before the fact?
              1. avt
                avt 15 June 2013 15: 02 New
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                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                What prevents us from tantrums just to put the west before the fact?

                Well, so far, thank God and thanks to the GDP and we are confronting the fact. And when the fact comes out, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds very well and balanced to hysteria at all levels, for example, an interview in America by Churkin. But when someone says something very painful like the S-300 ahead of time, it’s interesting here is this stupid incontinence, which is sometimes worse than theft, or some sort of conspiratorial gesheft? But then again, you shouldn’t get excited, hysterical and show weakness. So far, the Russian leadership has been fairly confident and responsible, not shying away to extremes and the words sound weighty just because they are confirmed by deeds.
                1. Alexander Romanov
                  Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 17: 09 New
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                  Quote: avt
                  Well, so far, thank God and thanks to the GDP and we are confronting the fact.

                  Whom and in what? At first they said that the C 300 was almost already in Syria, and now some kind of bargaining is underway, what do you call balance?
                  Quote: avt
                  , The Foreign Ministry responds very well and balanced to tantrum at all levels, for example, an interview in America by Churkin

                  Partly, yes, but on the other hand, we constantly make excuses, although we are right.
          4. Ascetic
            Ascetic 15 June 2013 11: 44 New
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            “There is no talk about this yet,” said Ushakov, quoted by Interfax. And how to relate to this?


            Possible deliveries of the S-300 to Syria are still a matter of political bargaining. Otherwise, this information has not surfaced in advance. In particular, many link this to the context of the talks between Putin and Netanyahu, as well as Putin’s statement on the possibility of replacing UN peacekeepers in the Golan with a Russian contingent.
            Israel is invited to support Russia's initiatives in the UN in exchange for guarantees of non-delivery of the S-300. For obtaining the appropriate mandate, the consent of both warring parties is needed.
            1. Karabin
              Karabin 15 June 2013 12: 52 New
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              Quote: Ascetic
              Possible supplies of the S-300 to Syria are still subject to political bargaining.

              Bargaining, bargaining. What have you bargained over the past 25 years?
              1. DEfindER
                DEfindER 15 June 2013 23: 47 New
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                Quote: Karabin
                Bargaining, bargaining. What have you bargained over the past 25 years?

                They bargain with the West, do not respect themselves, how many times they have bargained, and they have never fulfilled their part of the contract, which, with the expansion of NATO, that with Libya, always promise one thing, do the other. And now with Syria, I don’t like this activity of pin-dos-nicks at the borders, you have to do something already, and not bargain ..
                1. avt
                  avt 16 June 2013 09: 00 New
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                  Quote: DEfindER
                  Haggle with the West, do not respect yourself, how many times have haggled and they have never fulfilled their part of the contract,

                  Well, here it’s just understandable, the classic example of such bargaining is humpbacked and shevarnadze, when it is quite possible to use the words from ,, Caucasian captive "- ,, .. and you do not confuse your wool with the state ..."
            2. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 14: 49 New
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              Quote: Ascetic

              Possible deliveries of S-300 to Syria so far subject to political bargaining

              Hi Ascetic! Who is bargaining with Israel? But they did not bargain much when Georgia supplied weapons, although we were against it.
          5. vezunchik
            vezunchik 15 June 2013 11: 59 New
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            Spaniel needed rats to crush. How many of them got divorced ...
          6. Oleg14774
            Oleg14774 15 June 2013 12: 10 New
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            “There is no talk about this yet,” said Ushakov, quoted by Interfax. And how to relate to this?

            No way! We do not know all the information.
          7. VAF
            VAF 15 June 2013 16: 38 New
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Where the promised Yak 130, where the turntables promised, where the C 300 is also not clear. So there are more words for now.


            Sanya, the author probably just doesn’t know ... that the "rebels" have all this for a long time and MANPADS



            and anti-tank systems

            [media = http: //www.liveleak.com/view? i = d72_1370178096]

            It’s just that it’s “not accepted” to talk about it, let alone ... show .... against the backdrop of the successes of the Syrian army! soldier
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 17: 12 New
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              Quote: vaf
              the author probably just doesn’t know ... that the "rebels" have long had all this and MANPADS

              Yes, it’s clear that all this was delivered before. Then why did they start a nerd? Airplanes and air defense drove to Jordan, the marines are already there. Sergei is definitely not telling you about MANPADS, simple weapons will not turn the tide in their favor. There will be something more substantial hi
            2. DEfindER
              DEfindER 15 June 2013 23: 58 New
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              Quote: vaf
              Sanya, the author probably just doesn’t know ... that the "rebels" have all this for a long time and MANPADS

              The video is of course a powerful advertisement for Chinese MANPADS, I wonder which plane was destroyed, I hope not the 29th Mig .. otherwise we still have to sell them.
              Of course, it will be difficult for Assad if the thugs will be supplied with the latest technology .. an adequate response must be made, and the ally should be strengthened to finish off this evil spirits ..
          8. Rus2012
            Rus2012 15 June 2013 19: 42 New
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            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            where 300 is also not clear

            Dear colleague, they are at the place where they should be ... Although in insufficient quantity ... From whose arsenals they took off and whose calculations there, who knows :) Maybe the mossad knows ..
            This will not be reported loudly in the media.
            Treat the incomplete contract with understanding. At what stage are they and what contracts are they talking about - there is no talk.
            To understand, just remember the episode with the Ukrainian. Air defense calculations in grizzly during 08.08.08 ...
        2. Oleg14774
          Oleg14774 15 June 2013 12: 08 New
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          Quote: domokl
          Putin has repeatedly stated openly that the contracts will be executed ...

          Well done, and even in the previous article about the fleet, some were different there!
        3. Karabin
          Karabin 15 June 2013 12: 49 New
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          [quote = domokl] Putin in plain text has repeatedly stated, the contracts will be executed ... [/ quote
          So where are the supplies? Probably in the same place as the landing.
        4. kosmos44
          kosmos44 16 June 2013 06: 49 New
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          Quote: domokl
          And why? Unlike the West, we have a bunch of contracts for the supply of weapons to the Syrians. Putin has repeatedly stated openly that the contracts will be executed ...


          Yes you what !!! What is HE suicide or something? With his own rockets (S-300), his own invested "assets" (stab. Fund, etc.) in the development of the "most friendly and peace-loving" power will be shot down ?! What if the accounts freeze like Luashenko? What are you, what are you! He is a smart guy.
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 08: 34 New
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      Quote: domokl
      So, the supply of arms to mercenaries and all the bandits who will go to fight, that's all

      Very much not sure about this. Sasha, don’t forget that there are six Qatar and Saudi armies, their armies will be enough with the support of the United States from the air. Even now they are supplying the militants with everything that is possible, but they will not supply them with abrams.
      1. domokl
        domokl 15 June 2013 09: 38 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        do not forget that there are sixes Qatar and Saudi Arabia

        Remember when Qatar and the SA fought? They are purses, nothing more. And then, to go against most of the Arab countries is like death for them ...
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 15 June 2013 17: 14 New
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          Quote: domokl
          They are wallets, nothing more.

          These wallets scored a bunch of weapons and if they utilize (use) they will buy more weapons from the USA and even more. Business is just business hi
    3. Phantom Revolution
      Phantom Revolution 15 June 2013 11: 08 New
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      Quote: domokl
      Today, Abama bluntly said, the United States will not bring its troops into Syria.

      Hundreds of US troops stationed on the border of Jordan and Syria.
      1. JonnyT
        JonnyT 15 June 2013 14: 55 New
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        they are there just to prepare the bridgehead. Now the main nest of terrorists will be on the border with Ionandania. Turkey left the race, in Hezbola Lebanon, and asadists transferred terrorists in Syria itself. Terrorist camps from the air will be covered by patriots and amers, as well as amers will provide logistical support and training in the use of PZK and PTRK terrorist meat ...... We are preparing for a new wave of terrorist meat .....

        In such circumstances, one should not count on a radical change in the situation in Syria. Assad needs to be helped in terms of developing strategies and tactics to counter the enemy’s calculations of man-portable air defense systems and anti-tank systems, to help protect tank and air units, and he will do the rest perfectly)
    4. FATEMOGAN
      FATEMOGAN 15 June 2013 12: 35 New
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      Quote: domokl
      Today, Abama said bluntly-the United States will not send its troops into Syria. The Americans do not like to fight where the soldiers were not previously destroyed by aviation. By the way, the same statement was made by NATO officials. So, the supply of arms to mercenaries and all the bandits who will go to fight , that's all

      So, but not so, remember what happened before the attack on Libya, we sang the same songs that the Americans, that the head of NATO, are we fighting in Libya!? - But not for any kind of tricks, are you just rumors and slander, and again pasta, pasta, pasta ..... so, I wouldn’t believe not one of their peaceful words. Here Abama proposes with one hand to convene a conference in Geneva on a peaceful settlement, and with the other he signed the delivery of heavy weapons to the terrorists, and it looks like it’s not just gone, but is already operating in Syria. They are all experts, it’s only better to look not at their words, but at their deeds, and these deeds clearly do not correspond to their statements on a peaceful settlement. so I think it's worth waiting for the escalation of the conflict and pumping up even more weapons. Another matter is how Russia should behave, in my opinion it should deliver everything that was agreed, including air defense systems and aircraft, despite not screaming from America and Israel, but it will also require new contracts to be concluded with Syria, and for shelling especially shell-shocked supply Iran with at least a couple of S-300 divisions.
      1. FATEMOGAN
        FATEMOGAN 15 June 2013 13: 22 New
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        An interesting military-political analysis with Igor Korotchenko, the first third as a zaz about the latest news from Syria.

    5. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 21 New
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      Islamist gangs pushed back from Ming airfield in Syrian province of Aleppo



      The command of the Syrian army on the eve refuted statements by militants and a number of media that Islamist gangs were able to capture part of the Ming air base (Minneg) north of Aleppo. According to official figures, the military "successfully repelled terrorist attempts to approach the airfield."

      Recall that on June 5-11, militants of the Jeysh Muhajirin Val-Ansar and Jebhat al-Nusra groups made several attempts to storm a complex of buildings on the territory of the Ming military airfield. First, they were bombarded with mortars, RPGs and one tank gun, after which on June 10 extremist gangs launched a “decisive assault”. Up to 15 suicide bombers and personally the leader of "Jeysh Mukhajirin" Ingush "Amir" Abu Umar Al-Shishani took part in it.

      According to bandits from the Russian North Caucasus, which make up the backbone of the Jeysh Mukhadzhirin group, they managed to capture a water tower and a radar complex during the day (although the latter was photographed from a decent distance). Militants from the Jebhat al-Nusra generally announced on the evening of June 11 that part of the main building had already been captured.

      In fact, really intense skirmishes took place on June 10-11 directly on the territory of the base (which is confirmed by the videos of militants posted on the network), but neither the buildings, nor even the buildings of the air base were seized on June 10, or even occupied on June 11, for a very short time.

      The last assault attempt made on the night of June 11 was also repulsed. About 20 attackers were destroyed, including the "chief of staff" of the Islamists Abu Talha Iraqi. In addition to this, the positions of the gangs were subjected to airstrikes, as a result of which they suffered losses and were again thrown out of the air base.

      Despite the significant losses of the gangs, it’s too early to talk about the deblockade of the air base. At the same time, with the start of the operation to liberate Aleppo, the chances of success for the militants at the Ming airfield are becoming less and less. On June 12, the Syrian Air Force again launched a series of attacks on their shelters around the perimeter of a military facility.
    6. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 23 New
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      The USA will leave not only fighters and air defense systems, but also the marines after the exercises in Jordan



      After the end of the international eager lion exercises, the United States will leave f-16 fighter jets and anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) patriot in Jordan, the France Presse told the Pentagon.

      Earlier, Washington emphasized that it did not intend to leave troops in Jordan after the end of military maneuvers. Jordanian Army Major-General Aouni Al-Adwan said that “no foreign troops will remain in the country after the completion of the exercises. And patriot complexes and f-16 aircraft will remain only if the Jordanian government asks for it. ”

      No one doubted that such a request would follow. After consultations with the US Jordanian authorities, in addition to the patriot air defense systems and f-16 aircraft, several landing ships with marine corps units are left off the coast of Jordan.

      The military “eight eager lion” (Impatient Lion) taking place in Jordan since June 9 is attended by eighteen countries: Jordan, the USA, Great Britain, Bahrain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

      According to the legend of the exercises, the troops are fulfilling the invasion of coalition forces in the southern regions of the neighboring country covered by the civil war, including under the conditions of using chemical weapons.

      The script is completely transparent and clearly directed against Syria, although Washington says they are not. The exercises will last until June 21. They are attended by 4,5 soldiers and officers.

      On July 13, US President Barack Obama announced that a decision had been made to begin military support for the "Syrian rebels", although the form in which this support would be provided was not reported.
    7. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 24 New
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      US decided to start direct military assistance to Syrian militants



      Representative of the US presidential administration Ben Rhodes said on the evening of June 13 that Barack Obama made a fundamental decision on military assistance to Syrian militants. We are talking about "greater assistance to the opposition," which will be expressed in direct military support to the command of the "Syrian Free Army" (SSA).

      What will include "support" from the US Rhodes did not specify. It is also unknown what types of offensive weapons are going to be delivered to Syria. Obama only specified that the "assistance package" will include "some types of weapons."

      From the statement of the American authorities, one thing is clear - the supply of Syrian fighters directly from the United States will increase. Even without weapons, this help will be quite substantial. Medicines, food, and various equipment (including night vision devices, security cameras, communication systems, etc.) are no less important in supporting the combat effectiveness of bandit formations.

      The announcement of plans to build up military assistance to Syrian militants is accompanied by yet another stuffing about chemical weapons allegedly used by the Syrian army.

      Ben Rhodes said US intelligence, "after a thorough investigation," concluded that up to 150 people had died from using chemical warheads by government forces in Syria. This unconfirmed information has already been disseminated by Western and pro-Western media, although its purpose is only to justify Obama's decision to arm the gangs operating in Syria.

      The SSA commander Salim Idris sent letters to the leadership of the United States, France and Great Britain, in which he noted that without the help of the West, the "rebels" would be completely defeated. Idris asks Western countries for Russian-made weapons, including at least 200 Konkurs ATGMs, 100 MANPADS, 300 cartridges for Kalashnikov rifles, 000 cartridges for machine guns and 50 cartridges for other types of small arms.

      American and European "help" is already awaiting in Syria. Islamists on their controlled resources are already joyfully rubbing their hands, aiming for weapons that will arrive in the country in the near future.

      In the USA they say that they are going to help only the “right” militants from the SSA, and the Islamists will not receive anything. However, these statements are intended for internal use - for American citizens. In fact, the SSA is actively cooperating with the Islamists, including the Jebhat al-Nusra terrorist group, so some of the weapons will necessarily fall into their hands.
    8. Orel
      Orel 15 June 2013 13: 25 New
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      The United States decided to supply weapons to Syria.


      Nothing new. They did this all 2 years of the Syrian conflict. They simply supplied it through the Persian monarchies, Turkey and Lebanon. So I don’t see any sensation or fundamental something in this.
    9. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 26 New
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      Turkish troops invade Syria



      A number of Arab sources simultaneously reported an attempt by the Turkish army to invade Syria west of Aleppo. According to Dampress, a violation of the Syrian-Turkish border in the Turkish city of Reyhanli occurred on the evening of June 12.

      Apparently, the tasks of the Turkish army unit included probing the situation in the border zone, under the control of the Kurds, for a larger-scale invasion.

      Around 16:00 local time, Turkish reconnaissance groups entered the small village of Mela Khalil, located right on the border 27 kilometers from the city of Afrin, and tried to gain a foothold in it. They occupied the building of the police station and installed heavy machine guns in it.

      Kurdish self-defense units from Deir Ballut and other surrounding villages quickly blocked Mel Khalil and attacked the Turks who had settled in it. During the two-hour battle, the Turkish unit suffered losses and retreated to adjacent territory. According to the Kurds, among the Turkish military there are killed and wounded.



      Border violation site - Mela Khalil village
      1. JonnyT
        JonnyT 15 June 2013 14: 59 New
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        ohhh ..... and this is not good!
        they are conducting reconnaissance, Uncle Sem said, the Turkish revolution begins to subside
    10. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 27 New
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      US to supply Syrian fighters MANPADS, mortars and ammunition



      The approximate composition of the nomenclature of weapons that the United States is going to deliver to Syrian militants has become known. Reuters reported that the "assistance package" will include primarily automatic rifles, light mortars, grenade launchers and a large number of ammunition.

      Accusing Syrian government forces and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons, Barack Obama announced that the US will now begin direct military assistance to the "Syrian opposition."

      It is understood that the weapons will be delivered to the "good" militants from the FSA and will not fall into the hands of the "bad" Islamists from the Jebhat al-Nusra, which Washington has included in the list of terrorist organizations.

      However, the Islamists dominate the Syrian conflict and the FSA is actively cooperating with them, so the US military is well aware that when arming the SSA fighters they are also arming extremists. Nevertheless, in this matter, the Pentagon decided to take risks, to allow the arming of terrorists, in order to nevertheless break Assad with the wrong hands.

      The American authorities really do not want to intervene in the war, but the situation in the region is currently not so much in favor of the West that on Friday the White House representative said - "the issue of introducing a no-fly zone in Syria is considered as one of the options." The United States believes that it will be enough to introduce a “partial” no-fly zone over the border areas of the Syrian provinces of Idleb, Aleppo and Deraa.

      Meanwhile, a number of Islamist resources reported that the Americans’s statement on the supply of weapons was already made ex-facto and the first large consignment of heavy weapons was already in Turkey and would cross the border with the Syrian province of Aleppo, where the government’s operation against militants had recently begun.

      The Americans bring to Syria primarily the means of combating aviation, artillery and armored vehicles of the Syrian army - man-portable air defense systems, anti-tank missile systems, mortars, RPGs, various small arms, ammunition and shells.
      1. Phantom Revolution
        Phantom Revolution 15 June 2013 15: 06 New
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        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        US to supply Syrian fighters MANPADS, mortars and ammunition

        All this has already been around for a long time ........ Only right now they will officially do it, this will not change the situation, only an invasion will be able to reverse the initiative.
    11. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 29 New
      +1
      The Syrian army liberated a number of areas in the provinces of Hama and Deir ez-Zor



      On June 14, Syrian government forces liberated the area east of Salamia along the 45th highway in the province of Hama. The liberated area included the villages of Akash, Al-Khrejah, Abu Dali and Abu Ramal.

      In villages, security was restored after the elimination of the last strongholds of the Jebhat al-Nusra terrorists. During the operation, a large number of militants were destroyed, their weapons and vehicles were confiscated, SANA reports. The liberated area adjoins previously cleared areas to the north-east of Salamia.

      On the same day, the operation to liquidate gangs in the Ar-Rasaf area in the city of Deir ez-Zor was completed. "In the Ar-Rasaf quarter, the valiant Armed Forces restored security and stability, destroying the last terrorist shelter," the Syrian agency said.



      Also in Deir ez-Zor, in the areas of the Old Airfield, As-Sinaa and Al-Ommal, the armed forces persecuted armed groups of Islamists. As a result, several pickup trucks with weapons mounted on them were destroyed, and many militants were killed. The attempt of the bandit group to penetrate into the previously liberated area of ​​West Hwijk was stopped.
    12. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 31 New
      +1
      Iraqi army conducts large-scale operation against al-Qaeda in the province of Diyala



      On Tuesday, June 11, units of Iraqi special forces Dijla, with the support of the police, launched a large-scale operation against Islamist gangs affiliated with al-Qaeda in the eastern province of Diyala. The fighting began in the areas of Mekdadiya, Abu Saeed, Hamarain and then spread to almost the entire territory of the region.

      On June 13, command reported the detention of more than 10 militants and the destruction of three more. The latter were killed during clashes in the "stronghold of al-Qaeda" Abu Saeed east of the city of Baakuba. The extremists were the first to open fire and were destroyed by return fire, the Iraqi publication Al-Shorf reports, citing General Abdul-Amir al-Zaydi.

      In Al-Meqdadiya, Abu Saidne and Khanakin, several improvised explosive devices were found and disposed of on roadsides and in buildings. According to official figures, the local population "is actively supporting the operation." There is no exact deadline for the operation. According to the military leadership, the operation will continue until "until its goals are achieved."

      In the past two months, an aggravation of the situation has been observed in Iraq. In the wake of the Sunni protest against the Shiite leadership of the country, Islamists are organizing attacks on the military and police. Almost every day, shelling of army checkpoints takes place. Al-Qaeda-linked militants from Jebhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq infiltrate Syria.

      Due to the danger of the penetration of large militant forces from Syria and Jordan, the Iraqi command sends additional army units to these sections of the border. In total, four brigades with attached armored vehicles will be sent to strengthen the Iraqi-Jordanian and Iraqi-Syrian borders.
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    14. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 15 June 2013 13: 41 New
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      Fresh video from Syria

      There are almost no videos of militants on the Internet, almost all channels are blocked. also blocked the channels of the patriots of Syria and supporters of the government. Only a few Arabic channels remained.

      Syria. The episodes of the assault. Breakthrough attempt


      Brief summary of the situation in Syria for June 12, 2013


      Brief summary of the situation in Syria for June 13, 2013
    15. Atrix
      Atrix 15 June 2013 17: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: domokl
      . Americans do not like to fight where soldiers are not previously destroyed by aviation. By the way, NATO officials made the same statement.

      Do you think this is a big problem for the US and NATO if they want to intervene in Syria? If NATO and the United States need it, Syria will also fall like other countries before that. Syria does not have that level, plus there is a civil war where there is no unity in the country.
    16. Che
      Che 17 June 2013 19: 36 New
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      I wish the amers to return their boomerang launched in BV. Openly support killers and fascists. This is the true empire of evil. Nixon is cool.
  2. serpentine fist
    serpentine fist 15 June 2013 08: 06 New
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    Obama between a rock and a hard place. The laureate of a peace prize does not want to get involved in Syria, and then give everything to the "puppet" authorities (puppet puppets can be said with a stretch of dolls killed by a puppeteer in Libya. In Iraq, dolls snarl against the will they want to acquire Russian weapons, etc.) not the fact that these are dolls obedient because next to Israel, these puppets will certainly move there.
    The hawks will not calm down in any way how these Russian barbarians dictate the conditions they think to us, if we don’t wipe their nose for these barbarians today, then Russian soldiers with balalaikas and with bears instead of dogs will walk around New York tomorrow.
    and there are many such pros and cons. I imagine this picture of the White House, the Oval Office, Obama is sitting with the right “hawks” pushing him to war, from the left “pigeons” are asking 1000 times to think! and from Obama’s ears the steam is boiling, he will hit the table and shout: "FOR !!! LI" and go ...
    1. sergo0000
      sergo0000 15 June 2013 08: 36 New
      +4
      serpentine fist On this occasion, I found an interesting article on contrpost.com
      http://contrpost.com/en/78-2013-05-10-13-45-19/3236-2013-06-13-22-58-49
      "Obama is trying to turn his forehead to the" Syrian Gate "!
      ..What kind of tricks do the interested people go to force America to intervene in the war in Syria. Realizing the unwillingness of the American president to take out on the American neck those who are then going to be poked by the same America, the American president shows enviable restraint, but for those who need Assad’s fall, which means the continuation of the war, there can be no such restraint. They are doing their best to fan the dying fire. Here, as was supposed to be, all the means will be good ...

      A very interesting look at the situation of the American political scientist and journalist!
  3. atalef
    atalef 15 June 2013 08: 07 New
    +9
    America will not bring troops into Syria. There is someone without them. At least from the LAS contingent. But everything is complicated with Syria, in my opinion, that the States that Europe was late with the lifting of the embargo and everything depends on Homs. If Assad’s troops manage to take control over Homs, a strategic turning point will be outlined (or rather implemented), it doesn’t say at all that the war will end, but the initiative will be strategically transferred to Assad. If it fails (which is unlikely), we can tighten and break the weapons coming from America and the euro outcome. In the civil war, there are a lot of unknowns and 90 tons of deaths, as well as tens of billions of damage, will not disappear in one day. Assad will still have to go for reforms and the future (he personally does not). Will the Sunnis accept the power of the alphabets - no. And fatwas (which, of course, cost half a penny) is a confirmation of this. It will continue for a long time, a very long time. The likelihood of a civil war in Lebanon is also high. Now the situation is at a crossroads, in general it characterizes that US policy, that of Europe in general. A collection of impotent people, they think that Viagra will help when a member is already dry. For two years they pretended that they had nothing to do with it, and LAS thought that grandmas decided everything. Assad certainly (like a young man) did not break, but it didn’t it means that everything is over and a pink future awaits Syria, in a sense, everything is just beginning. Do not forget about 2 million refugees. training and armament - and everything will start again.
    1. sergey32
      sergey32 15 June 2013 09: 36 New
      +2
      Assad certainly needs a military victory, after which he will have to take steps towards national reconciliation. Among the opposition, not only scumbags. Peaceful life will need to be adjusted taking into account the interests of all groups of the population. It will be very difficult, given that disgruntled neighbors and amers are not averse to throwing firewood into the bonfire of war.
      1. atalef
        atalef 15 June 2013 17: 25 New
        +2
        Quote: sergey32
        Assad certainly needs a military victory, after which he will have to take steps towards national reconciliation

        Sergey agrees with you absolutely. Winning is not even half the battle, it's a third of the battle. It all depends on how much Assad (if he wins (which I still doubt) will take. His position is weak initially because of the fact that he plays.
        Time will tell, this is not a comp game - it's all for real.
      2. atalef
        atalef 15 June 2013 17: 42 New
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        Quote: sergey32
        Among the opposition, not only scumbags. Peaceful life will need to be adjusted taking into account the interests of all groups of the population. It will be very difficult, given that disgruntled neighbors and amers are not averse to throwing firewood into the bonfire of war.

        I agree with you 100%, the end of the war, this is only the beginning. problems of another property.
        1. Petrix
          Petrix 17 June 2013 00: 06 New
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          Quote: atalef
          this is just the beginning. problems of another property.

          The historical process, with the victory of Assad, will continue not only in Syria. The invested time and money in the destruction of Syria can no longer be returned. The allies of Syria will strengthen their authority, the opponents will lose. Nato and the United States will no longer be afraid of more countries and will begin to snarl at "democracy." The dollar will fly into the abyss. Israel will never get a flyover over Syria for bombing Iran. Accordingly, Iran will develop nuclear weapons faster. America itself is on the verge of turmoil, like Europe, and after the consequences of the Syrian breakdown, they should start all over again.
    2. alicante11
      alicante11 15 June 2013 16: 22 New
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      This is not a civil war, but a terrorist intervention with the help of NATO and yours, by the way, too. So do not thoughtfully wrinkle your forehead. The turning point has already come. And you are well aware of this. Therefore, a howl began about the arming of terrorists and about "chemical weapons."
  4. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 15 June 2013 08: 14 New
    +4
    As usual, they will fight with other people's hands. Collect all the evil in the world will arm well and forward (the Taliban feed them .. and so on)
  5. My address
    My address 15 June 2013 08: 15 New
    +6
    We have a free hand in the supply of weapons to Syria. Take advantage. In parallel and be sure to supply food and medicine. Putting pressure on Turkey, where the police beat our correspondent, is not a consular officer, but the ambassador should tackle this arrogance. Raise the high on the imperialistic habits of Western countries. Simply put, learn to act from Stalin, quarrel and intimidate enemies, encourage and help friends.
  6. fisherman
    fisherman 15 June 2013 08: 25 New
    +2
    It’s time to ban the US from invading sovereign states, everything happens with the tacit consent of the rest of the world and only bleating sheep on the Internet. Throughout US history, the country is an aggressor and a parasite on Earth’s body. Their democracy is a Trojan horse, the creation of the fifth column, the announcement of this columns by the opposition, the hysterical release of false information by all the media and the creation of a reason for attack. Amerikos sneeze for the truth, the UN, Russia.
    They did their job and will do, everywhere they have their own people.
    When necessary, then the militants become friends.
    For weapons, the C-300 is ready to criticize and criticize ....
    Today, modern diplomacy, this game is "cat, mouse"
    Russia must react decisively and harshly if it wants to save its face.
    Otherwise, the next country will be Iran, and then Russia.
  7. pensioner
    pensioner 15 June 2013 08: 52 New
    +2
    I have a more steady feeling that Obama is a very nominal president. The mouth is afraid to open. On the most important decisions taken by the administration (supposedly), the public which six informs. Others at least somehow bulged themselves out, and this one ... Lastly: not to steal and not to guard ... And what to do with such a thing? It may just ask: "Give the Master's phone number!".
  8. Nevsky
    Nevsky 15 June 2013 09: 01 New
    +6
    Alexander Romanov


    Where are the promised Yak 130, where the turntables are promised,where 300 is also not clear. So there are more words for now.


    Alexander, can here:

    We had the opportunity to talk in private with a Syrian Army officer, we asked you to write questions that you would be interested to hear answers to - and here is the result of our work with you :) teamwork:

    Our interlocutor, Colonel of the Syrian Army, after the capture of al-Qusseir got the opportunity to relax and for some personal reasons ended up in Moscow, where we met with him. He did not agree to answer all the questions, but answered some, but forbade the publication of the answers in public. Therefore - we have what we have :)


    #other_weapons: Introduce yourself?

    ANSWER: I will not name the real name, I think, for obvious reasons, say ... Asef al-Freja, Colonel of the Armed Forces of the SAR. The title is real.

    ....

    ANSWER: I will not answer these questions. Till. After the victory we’ll talk.

    #other_weapons: And yet - tell us about your family - and how it relates to the fact that you are at war.

    ANSWER: My family is not in Syria right now. We are a small country, and the threats to its security there, like the families of other military personnel who are faithful to the oath, are very great. I had the opportunity to send them to a safe place. How do you relate? I am a regular military man, and they are :)

    #other_weapons: what is really happening in Syria? Tell me!

    ANSWER: What is happening in Syria is a real intervention against the Syrian people. Western media shout about a civil war - no, we have a real invasion, provoked and prepared by Americans and Jews, and actively supported by the European Union, which has long had no opinion of its own.

    .........................

    #other_weapons: Can an immodest question be? How do you really feel about Assad? Using anonymity - we rely on frankness :)

    ANSWER: With all its shortcomings, and he, of course, has them, like every other person, the President is the only person who can and must maintain integrity
    Syria and its independence not in words but in deeds. I respect this man very much and will follow him to the end.

    #other_weapons: What is the morale of the army? Tell us about the participation of residents of the CIS in the conflict, participate?

    ANSWER: The Syrian Army is now stronger and more efficient than ever. After, at the beginning of the rebellion, a small part of the personnel, however, defected - those people who remained were one family. We lost a lot in this war - and the army, from the point of view of classical combat capability, of course, has weakened, we won’t bother, but from the moral point of view, we are now stronger than ever before. I’ll say this about your citizens - those scum who fight on the side of the militants - and there are many of them - they are not your citizens - they are just Islamic fanatics who must be poisoned like mad dogs everywhere, around the world.

    #other_weapons: About the S-300. So do you already have them or still not? Who services the complexes, if delivered to you?

    ANSWER: And what do you think, if it were a bluff, would I tell you the truth for your public? :) There is a S-300, there is, and many have cooled their brains. Regarding the calculations, I will answer this way - for mastering
    complex, according to the instructions, is necessary up to six months. Draw conclusions yourself. Our officers are now in Tver - does this tell you something?


    #other_weapons: Does Syria count on direct allied military assistance? I mean Russia and China.

    ANSWER: ....

    Continuation here:
    http://vk.com/feed?q=%23other_weapons§ion=search
  9. dc120mm
    dc120mm 15 June 2013 10: 06 New
    +3
    I liked article very much, plus.

    In general, it seems that Obama does not want a warrior, BUT! This scammer and Mr. ***** Mr. McKein does not stop, how old is he? Empty sigh already.
    1. mihasik
      mihasik 15 June 2013 12: 05 New
      +3
      Yes, this is a clown, such as our Zhirik, he, too, in the Indian Ocean, dusty soldiers' boots washed.)
      1. soldier's grandson
        soldier's grandson 16 June 2013 18: 32 New
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        sent by mail to the Jews they washed and returned
  10. krez-74
    krez-74 15 June 2013 10: 57 New
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    Let them fight! And Russia should do its utmost to help those with whom the West is fighting - with money, weapons, and secret special groups. Since the West wants problems, it is not a sin to give them problems!
  11. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 15 June 2013 11: 14 New
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    Quote: krez-74
    Let them fight!

    To "get" a war, our guys will have to fight there. Otherwise, there will simply be a beating of the Syrians. I do not want to say that they are similar to "babies", but they are VERY weak against NATO.
    1. krez-74
      krez-74 15 June 2013 11: 28 New
      +2
      In any case, ours needs to be in good shape! And for this, real practice is needed, in which new methods, weapons, tactics will be practiced ... And at the same time, it will be a real reconnaissance of the capabilities of the Western warriors, and at the same time the debunking of the myth of their strength!
      This is a proactive game! as the saying goes: "sticks in wheels."
  12. olviko
    olviko 15 June 2013 12: 37 New
    +2
    Quote: Phantom Revolution
    Hundreds of US troops stationed on the border of Jordan and Syria.


    A very convenient moment for the deployment of the Airborne Division, with full armament and means of reinforcement, on the border of Jordan and Syria. Of course, "at the request of the Syrian government and in the framework of conducting joint military exercises with the Syrian army for a period .... in short, until the complete victory of the world revolution. The theme of the exercises is to drive international terrorists and their accomplices into the asphalt. The exercises should be carried out on an ongoing basis, the number of troops - not limited ".
  13. Karabin
    Karabin 15 June 2013 12: 57 New
    +1
    The US administration's decision to supply certain types of weapons to the Syrian rebels provoked a wide range of interpretations and assessments.

    Where is the return move of Russia?
    1. sashka
      sashka 15 June 2013 13: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: Karabin
      Where is the return move of Russia?

      We are already there. And just getting stronger. But in front of the public, this can not be done indefinitely. Is it really necessary to chase a crowd of ships and landing for the cruise on Middle-earth? Waiting, sir ..
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 15 June 2013 13: 59 New
    +3
    The most important problem that the UN and all the media is silent about for some reason is Bashar Hafez al-Assad. The 16th president of Syria, he is the legitimately elected president. His overthrow is initially criminal in nature!
    So you can freely challenge the legitimacy of any president in the world, in a country where there is opposition, you can easily put the president on the wall! Madhouse in action !!
  15. shoroh
    shoroh 15 June 2013 14: 26 New
    0
    In my opinion, military advisers should be sent to organize the training of the Syrian Army in new weapons. And to put them as a test in combat conditions the same "Terminator", "Pinocchio", the latest tanks, it is even possible to run Armata there. And of course Tartus is a Russian military base, and you should not be shy there. Russia is not Honduras, making a smart appearance with a stupid game will not work for a long time.
  16. 128mgb
    128mgb 15 June 2013 14: 30 New
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    Union of Satan and Shaitan ,, oh yes the author, oh yes ... Well done in general !!!
  17. Diviz
    Diviz 15 June 2013 14: 55 New
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    until July 13, kick out all these rebels from Syria. they don’t like Assad, let them live in other countries. and then Russia to conduct joint exercises with Syria to repel terrorists.
  18. askkasko
    askkasko 15 June 2013 17: 23 New
    0
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  19. Severok
    Severok 15 June 2013 23: 12 New
    +1
    A good analysis of the situation in the Middle East, let's see which of them bursts into a cow cake and then claims that it does not smell from it!
  20. tsiter
    tsiter 16 June 2013 19: 11 New
    0
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