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Do Americans lose their shape? Washington does not know what to do with the Middle East

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The turning point in the civil war in Syria inspired from the outside and the unexpected turn of events in Egypt, connected with civil protest against the strengthening of Islamist power and the army’s forced decision to support popular protest, finally put an end to the “i” in the question of whether the US has a global strategy for the Middle East or not.


Let me remind you that about a year and a half and a half ago, this question was one of the main ones not only for the expert community of the CIS countries, but also for the whole world, because The answer to this question depended on both the long-term assessment of what is happening and the forecast regarding the possible consequences of the “Arab spring” not only for the countries of the region, but also for global geopolitical solitaire games.

I also remind you that, based on a certain argumentation line, as early as March 2011, the author of these lines believed that the United States does not have a meaningful and clear strategy of what is happening in the Maghreb countries, as a result of which they are trying to adapt to the rapidly changing situation in order to extract maximum geo-economic and geopolitical profits . To the maximum - the goal was ultimately to build a combinatorial pattern of events in order to prove to everyone that, as they say, Akela can still catch mice.

Nevertheless, the futility of this attempt was, in my opinion, already obvious then:

“Now there are many points of view regarding whether these events are initiated from one center, or from different ones. In my opinion, in each country there are several heterogeneous forces - here both local political and financial elites, and regional players, and world centers of power. All these players are trying to use objective factors and reasons to achieve their goals. Much is determined by the weight of the players. First of all, this, of course, is about the United States and the West as a whole.

At the same time, in the examples of Egypt or Bahrain, we see that not all events are determined from Washington. There are other players who play covertly in one case, more clearly in the other.

But this does not speak of their weakness, but rather of an understanding of the balance of forces.

Taking advantage of the overwhelming advantage in the information and propaganda sphere and in the military-political sphere, the West began to actively push only those interpretations of what is happening to world public opinion that are beneficial to it. However, this is a temporary achievement. In my opinion, the West only plays on the principle of waves in these events, but it does not control them. This suggests that the West itself as a whole does not understand what will happen in the Arab East after the change of the previous regimes and the implementation of democratic reforms. Yes, in these countries there will be a certain liberalization of public life, at some level the surface confrontation with the West will be removed. But will the attitude towards the West change at a deep level? ”(“ Regnum, 21.03.2011).

“Recently, more and more often there are situations when it is necessary, whenever possible, when analyzing global world political processes to exclude news flow, especially the world media. What is happening now in Libya and around it relates to just such a situation: when analyzing, it is necessary to reduce the news flow as much as possible, since it only obscures “what is really happening” and focus on isolating some long-term dominants in what is happening. Such an approach presupposes, first of all, an analysis of the positions of the main world players and centers of power, oddly enough, not from the perspective of the context of the news feed, but from the point of view of the long-term interests of the main world players.

In my opinion, the conspiracy approach, which assumes that Americans are behind everything that happens in the Middle East and the Maghreb, is mistaken. Too different events on the deep content there occur with all their external similarity. In the center of the spectrum (in a relatively neutral zone) are events in Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia (so far), Syria. At the extreme poles are: on the one hand, Libya, on the other - Yemen and Bahrain ”(“ Empire ”, 23.03.2011).

The development of events in Syria and Egypt after more than two years has finally and factually, and not just speculatively puts an end to the idea that behind everything that happened in the Maghreb and in the Middle East there was no United States.

In Syria, the United States was never able to resolve the contradiction between supporting Islamists trying to overthrow Assad (the official US strategic goal in Syria) and the fact that, together with Islamists, they were forced to support their official enemy, Al-Qaida.

Refusal to support al-Qaeda led to a controversial position regarding the entire opposition to Bashar al-Assad. This strategic miscalculation speaks of two things.

First, as already known, the United States shifted the burden of the Syrian campaign to its Middle Eastern vassals — Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Erdogan, despite the incident with the Russian aircraft (and, possibly, thanks to him) jumped out of this trap on time and did not create a no-fly zone over the border areas of Syria, for which he received the subsequent unrest.

Saudi Arabia orient a little later, but also managed to virtually avoid being drawn into the post-war clashes between Arabs due to its recent actions in Egypt. Qatar remained extreme, but the step of Sheikh Al-Thani, unconventional for the Arab monarchies, also partially removed Qatar from the coming blow. The extreme remain the Americans, who, to minimize the consequences of the "Arab spring", began to develop a productive dialogue with Iran.

This indicates that serious changes have occurred in the strategy and long-term political planning in the United States - they began to do less of this themselves and began to entrust this very complex and subtle matter to other analysts.

This is, secondly, i.e. the voluntary rejection of the most important managerial functions suggests that planning has degraded in the US strategic plan. And this can happen only for one reason - the absence of planning horizons, which includes a clear and precise statement of goals and objectives. In the absence of clear goals and objectives lies the current vagueness of the American strategy in the Maghreb region and the Middle East. They thought it would cost small forces, and ended with uncontrollable processes.

In view of the above, the new “progressive” and “super-technological” principles of American foreign policy are completely different - a refusal to do everything themselves, and if something is done, then they use the organizational, intellectual, financial and military-political capabilities of their regional vassals. It turns out that this does not work. However, this is not the main thing.

The main thing is that, most likely, due to some objective organizational and intellectual reasons, Americans can no longer carry out global planning at a level at which they did it twenty years ago when they were in a state of cold war with the Soviet Union.
The absence of a strong opponent weakened them and there was a degradation of country goal-setting on a global scale.

And this happens with Americans not only in the Middle East, not only in other regions of the world, not only in politics, but also in the economy. Those. these are signs of a managerial crisis of the entire American state machine. Accordingly, the matter is not at all in the financial crisis that swept the USA and led to serious cuts in the army and the military industrial complex, but in the field of goal-setting and meanings of global geopolitics. All this speaks about the beginning management crisis in the USA much more than just financial instability.

The end of Pax Americana comes much earlier than it was seen a couple of years ago, when events in the Maghreb and the Middle East seemed to some to be a continuation of the policy of the American steam rink to reformat the Middle East. It is events in Syria and Egypt that mark the loss of American tempo on the world chessboard and the beginning of the formation of a truly multipolar world.

Where and why the American military-financial machine broke down between Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan, on the one hand, and Syria with Egypt, on the other, experts still have to sort out the details in the future. However, today we can say: the United States is no longer a global and only leader-superpower, but only one of many regional players, even if with a dominant military-financial machine. The peak of power has already passed, and the beginning of the recession falls on the 2011-2012 years.
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  1. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 21 August 2013 15: 10 New
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    However, today we can state: the USA is no longer global and the only leader-superpower
    Amerikosy have overtaken .. We will slowly crush.
    1. 53-Sciborskiy
      53-Sciborskiy 21 August 2013 16: 11 New
      24
      A Brief American-Human Dictionary.
      A humanitarian catastrophe is a formal cause for war.
      Peacekeeping action - war.
      A point bomb was struck - they bombed everything within a few kilometers.
      Assisting a legitimate government - supporting puppet regimes.
      Terrorists are the enemies of the Americans.
      Noble freedom fighters are Americans.
      Universal values ​​are all that Americans value.
      Dictatorships and tyrannies are regimes leading a policy independent of US policy.
      Civilization - USA. The barbarians are all the rest.
      PS: The last is not a joke, it’s enough to read Zbigniew Brzezinski, who talks about barbaric China (civilization for more than 7000 years) compared to the USA.
    2. Hunghuz
      Hunghuz 21 August 2013 17: 21 New
      -4
      hi To crush patihinoy replacing pidgin-English with pidgin-Yiddish ....... ????????
    3. S_mirnov
      S_mirnov 21 August 2013 19: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: MIKHAN
      However, today we can state: the USA is no longer global and the only leader-superpower

      So far, the United States is the country with the most powerful army on planet Earth - a fact. All other states are divided, by their diligence. What exactly do you propose to do with them? The most corrupt power vertical in the world?
      Serdyukov and then we can’t suppress!
  2. alexng
    alexng 21 August 2013 15: 16 New
    17
    Somewhere I have already read this article. But this is by the way. In general, the West has gotten along with the Middle East. The Libyan walk in Syria did not work, Iran refused to be afraid of heavily armed morons in striped underpants. I already wrote somewhere about this that 2013, for the USA callers, is the last year of their dominance in the world. All the elephant was "blown away" completely and irrevocably.
    1. MAG
      MAG 21 August 2013 19: 08 New
      +5
      I doubt very much that I crap one's pants while they walk 2 steps forward. Why, we do not see and do not know their long-term goal, but they have it. Yes, there might have been some small mistakes somewhere, but for now everything the Americans wanted it to be, and then they will steer because they need ours if they don’t throw some shit about which they will be exhausted and back off for a while.
      1. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 21 August 2013 19: 34 New
        +4
        Quote: MAG
        if ours don’t give them some shit about which they are exhausted and back off for a while.

        Yeah, for example, refuse to keep our gold and currency reserves in dollars and euros, and store only in gold and rare earth metals! Only to whom from our government is enough for this?
        1. MAG
          MAG 21 August 2013 20: 23 New
          +2
          Will not be enough. And our strategy as far as I can judge is the delay in all processes at Bl. It may work in the East, but there are almost no levers. In addition to Syria, we have no one now to influence the "local elite" need to be taught here as in the Union what the Americans do with everyone and with our "God-chosen" dads and their children. "They" are already educating landowners of a new level where the simple, even the clever, cannot break through. And it is on this that the Americans are now playing in the east - there are no social lifts around corruption, and people want more.
          1. CTEPX
            CTEPX 22 August 2013 09: 35 New
            0
            Quote: MAG
            our strategy as far as I can judge is the delay of all processes in Bl. East

            Quote: MAG
            Americans play in the east, there is no corruption of social elevators, but people want more.

            You are absolutely right)).
            And at the same time, if we accept that there are four known tools for managing global processes, namely:
            money (in the sense of the possibility of acquiring something), power (the possibility of direct coercion), information (the possibility of influencing goal-setting) and an idea (faith, conviction),
            then our strategy - "delaying all processes" - rules)).
            And their tactics - "the Americans are playing in the east", in connection with our use of such a strategy - is slipping)).
        2. duke
          duke 21 August 2013 20: 40 New
          +2
          it’s the cost of losing the Cold War and delaying the war hot. And as you would like, all the main calculations are still in dollars, at least for our energy sources ...
        3. alexng
          alexng 22 August 2013 11: 51 New
          0
          You have very outdated information. The gold and foreign exchange reserve abroad is only based on the IMF quotas. So the West has long had no leverage on Russia (none at all, and they recognized this back in 2008), which infuriates them very much. Eat scraps of internet less - it is harmful to health. Just do not need debilitating links, no one has opened them for a long time. I would be very grateful if you give official sources on the refutation, and not from the garbage cans of the Internet "zombie machine". There is only one thread left, and then a thin one - this is the Central Bank of Russia, but even here everything changes not in favor of a blown green piece of paper. By the way, dollar deflation hits him and they can't do anything in this regard - they just contemplate how the dollar is rolling into the abyss. You cannot even imagine how this situation is now dangerous for the green candy wrapper. Now whoever has stronger nerves will get ahead. Russia is now playing its game of exhausting the West on all fronts and so far is doing well in this. The West is too carried away by the information component and pulled itself from real life into a virtual area.
      2. duke
        duke 21 August 2013 20: 38 New
        +1
        I agree with you, in terms of geopolitics, they drive into the Stone Age all our so-called allies, from where we once pulled them out (instead of developing our own country like the Chinese) with such tension and overstrained. they are no longer needed by the rulers of the world in any form, because the USSR no longer exists. Everything happens as Colonel Coleman wrote in his famous "The Committee of 300". There is a systematic population reduction, so constant war and chaos is needed so that no one understands anything ... Although the Chinese have not yet said their word ... we do not have world-scale arch-strategists - alas, Medvedev? Well, this is ridiculous, but there are no brain centers ... maybe they are, but they are not used for their intended purpose ...
        1. S_mirnov
          S_mirnov 21 August 2013 21: 00 New
          +3
          Quote: duke
          they drive into the Stone Age all of our so-called allies, from where we pulled them out at one time (instead of developing our own country, like the Chinese)

          I do not agree with this, Good always comes back! like evil, In this fundamental principle, the difference between Russian civilization and Amero-European! Not profit, but conscience, first of all. This must not be forgotten, otherwise we will degenerate!
  3. rugor
    rugor 21 August 2013 15: 19 New
    +9
    This is so if the US global strategy is not to bring chaos.
    1. Asgard
      Asgard 21 August 2013 15: 57 New
      +8
      Well, the USA is also a "tool" ...
      Chaos is designed to write off debts and nullify the problems of a built system of relations among population groups ...
      They see that it will be possible to start anew "razvodilovo" and another "scam" of the majority of society in favor of TransNational Corporations (TNCs)) led by "Levites".
      By the way, they’ve swept it several times before ::: the Inquisition, World Wars, terrorist attacks, robbery of colonies, final bubbles ...., but the fact is that they could not write off and even see some (very significant MINUSES) .. ..
      This "case" has accumulated and wait will bury the Jewish "project"
      It will not turn out, ,,,,,, and "they" are not able to do anything but "chaos". Americans (simple)) by the way will also get it.
      But the Russian People will have to "clean up" families from the Committee of 300 for a long time)))
      there shouldn't be any leftovers)))
      1. duke
        duke 21 August 2013 20: 49 New
        +1
        darling, well, where does the Inquisition - they have reported ... and about the funeral of the Jewish project, well, well, you got excited ... how do you intend to do this? According to the Bible, the negativity of the well-known project will only increase and no one except God will stop them - that's it ... but of course you can fantasize ...
  4. Manager
    Manager 21 August 2013 15: 23 New
    +8
    The Russians are to blame for everything! Well, they don’t want to go to the west! Not civilized, not tolerant!
    That's exactly what they think of us now.
  5. eplewke
    eplewke 21 August 2013 15: 28 New
    +7
    Any state is experiencing ups and downs. The take-off of the American state rested in the Middle East and rushed down exponentially. It was painful for their Middle Eastern oil to care ... That's how the world American politics bent over and stumbled over the oil magnates and the arms lobby. I would say that they themselves are to blame for everything. When repairing laurels on the ruined USSR, there was no need to pursue a policy. I am strong and I am right. I hope I’ll sit on the couch, drink beer, savor crayfish and watch this lying, hypocritical and antisocial depraved American hive falling apart ... PS And in the background, in the window you can see colorful fireworks lights, a march of brave Russian soldiers on Red Square and noise new Russian military equipment ...
  6. Bigriver
    Bigriver 21 August 2013 15: 31 New
    +6
    Yes, somewhere in June 2012, I also began to have a similar impression of the rapidly decrepit mind and muscles of America.
    Lost pressure, courage and initiative sad
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 21 August 2013 20: 50 New
      +1
      Quote: BigRiver
      Lost pressure, courage and initiative

      Caution disappeared and just elementary planning came to naught, the calculation of brute force. The article is well written
      in each country there are several different forces - here there are local political and financial elites, and regional players, and world centers of power. All these players are trying to use objective factors and reasons to achieve their goals. Much is determined by the weight of the players. First of all, we are, of course, talking about the United States and the West as a whole.
      At the same time, in the examples of Egypt or Bahrain, we see that not all events are determined from Washington. There are other players who play covertly in one case, more clearly in the other.

      The USA is no longer a leader, and many began to play their own card, even the allies! And the Americans cannot adapt to the course of action.
  7. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 21 August 2013 15: 32 New
    +2
    As if they used to know what to do
    1. dmitrich
      dmitrich 21 August 2013 16: 54 New
      +1
      I completely agree, you don’t have to mind to swagger. And what further do you need the mind to do, but it just does not exist.
  8. Stiletto
    Stiletto 21 August 2013 15: 32 New
    +7
    Quote: alexneg
    All the elephant was "blown away" completely and irrevocably.


    I would not be so categorical. From this "elephant" china shop still oh-she-she will get it, mark my word. Although I am not inclined to harbor the slightest sympathy and, even more so, illusions in relation to this "elephant".
    1. 225chay
      225chay 21 August 2013 22: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: Stiletto
      I would not be so categorical. From this "elephant" china shop still oh-she-she will get it

      More like a fat MacDonald pig
  9. Vtel
    Vtel 21 August 2013 16: 07 New
    +8
    The world is ruled by liquid massasses, not the United States. Their centers are scattered around the world, including ours - unfortunately, Chubais take them together with Pozner. They have one strategy - no one pickled everyone under their claw and Schaub.
  10. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 21 August 2013 16: 15 New
    0
    Interestingly, does the author of the article monitor events in the regions he describes?
    What civil protest and then support for the army in Egypt? Just in case, Morsi was supported by almost half of the population of Egypt. The army simply overthrew Mursi, taking advantage of the "popular" unrest organized by it (just in case - almost all other branches of government in Egypt - the police and courts in particular - are also led by people from the army clans). Needless to say, the Egyptian army receives $ 1,3 billion from the United States? Do you think for beautiful eyes?
    The United States is trying not to go directly into the brewing porridge. And in Libya and in Syria and in Egypt. And they’re doing it right. It is better to rake the heat with the wrong hands.
  11. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 21 August 2013 16: 15 New
    +4
    Interestingly, does the author of the article monitor events in the regions he describes?
    What civil protest and then support for the army in Egypt? Just in case, Morsi was supported by almost half of the population of Egypt. The army simply overthrew Mursi, taking advantage of the "popular" unrest organized by it (just in case - almost all other branches of government in Egypt - the police and courts in particular - are also led by people from the army clans). Needless to say, the Egyptian army receives $ 1,3 billion from the United States? Do you think for beautiful eyes?
    The United States is trying not to go directly into the brewing porridge. And in Libya and in Syria and in Egypt. And they’re doing it right. It is better to rake the heat with the wrong hands.
  12. a52333
    a52333 21 August 2013 16: 16 New
    +1
    In general, the trend in the article is correct. Their teeth fall out, seen in Syria. It is necessary to delve into how with the export (expropriation more precisely) of oil from Libya and Iraq. It's hard to find, but you can try. By this indicator it will be seen.
    1. a52333
      a52333 21 August 2013 17: 16 New
      +1
      Baghdad. December 25, 2012 OilCapital.ru. In November, Iraq increased oil exports by 0,8% compared to October - to 2,62 million barrels. oil per day, according to the website of the Iraqi state oil sales corporation SOMO. The buyers of Iraqi oil were Gazprom, British BP Oil, Shell, American Chevron, Koch, Phillips66, ExxonMobil, Valero, Chinese China Offshore, Petrochina, Sinochem, Unipec, Zhenhua Oil, South Korean GS-Caltex, SK Energy, Italian Eni, Saras, ERG, Iplom, French Totsa Total, Spanish Repsol, Cepsa, Indian Bharat, Hindustan, Indian Oil, Japanese JX Nippon, Petro Diamond, Toyota, Turkish Tupras, Greek Motor OIL, Swiss Vitol.
      Pay attention to GAZPROM! though they are there something "out of shape"
  13. PavelOPG
    PavelOPG 21 August 2013 16: 30 New
    0
    Earlier, Chubais was also "buried" laughing
  14. falcon
    falcon 21 August 2013 16: 34 New
    +1
    Having lost a worthy adversary in the face of the USSR in the early 90s, the American elite intellectually
    degraded, self-preservation instinct disappeared. American elephant is still strong, only brains
    he completely disconnected. It’s time for the shopkeeper to return already, but with a good shotgun.
  15. PavelOPG
    PavelOPG 21 August 2013 16: 41 New
    +3
    Well, opponents and them increased. Yes, and inappropriate friends - Bear Saakashvilli wassat
    1. sergaivenski
      sergaivenski 21 August 2013 19: 47 New
      0
      Good evening !!! The world is on the verge of huge changes. The people, tired of the fact that some countries are bathed in luxury, while others are in eternal poverty, began to decide their own fate. No one was ready for such a turn of events. Old problems. , which have not been solved for decades, made themselves felt. Where did Osama bin Laden, an engineer by profession, come from at one time ??? The USA themselves warmed him. Only the "engineer" threw his puppeteers. Where did Saakashvili come from ??? The USA warmed him !! There is an old proverb: "You walk wide, you will tear your pants" !!!
  16. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 21 August 2013 16: 42 New
    +4
    They just had their own Gorbachev very timely, our 90s are 2010-2020 for America, I believe that the next they will have a version of our EBN and the words "Take as much sovereignty as you can" in relation to other states.
  17. observer
    observer 21 August 2013 16: 49 New
    +1
    In general, I was disappointed in the United States after the events of August 2008, when during Bush's speech, instead of words of support, I heard something like "Dastardly Russians attacked a small defenseless Georgia", before that I thought that all this cold war and confrontation in the past ...
  18. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 21 August 2013 16: 51 New
    +2
    Analyzing the course of events in which the United States is directly or indirectly involved, one comes to the conclusion that America has not been able to raise the enormous political and military "weight" of the last decade. Wars and military conflicts, which devour huge material resources, do not stop. Losses in personnel, the same do not contribute to the improvement of the political climate in the country. Therefore, the actions of the United States in relation to Syria, Egypt resemble the throwing of a blind man in a dark room. Support for openly bandit groups in Syria, Obama's indistinct mumbling on Egypt confirms that the United States does not know what do they need. Having proclaimed himself a superpower, to use the term weightlifting, America "ordered a lot of weight" And apparently, could not lift it
    1. observer
      observer 21 August 2013 17: 00 New
      +1
      As the saying goes, "Greed ruined the frayer," they wanted everything and everyone at once, in the end they will remain at a broken trough.
    2. annenkov242
      annenkov242 21 August 2013 18: 22 New
      -2
      The Olympians began to appear sensible coaches, therefore, and the slip of the dirty policy of the Amers in the Middle East.
  19. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 21 August 2013 17: 09 New
    0
    The article is quite balanced, the author's thoughts and conclusions are logical. For several years, there was some kind of chaoticity, nervousness and inconsistency in the actions of the "democratizers" in BV. And Libya became the first such "green whistle".
  20. shinobi
    shinobi 21 August 2013 17: 22 New
    +3
    In fact, the United States never had a peak of power. What was presented by their media and our liberals as a peak of power was only a temporary absence of the main rival in the competition due to illness.

    PS: Russia coped with its illness and returned to the arena. But the United States may not have this trick. They have made too many sincere "friends", especially in the East.
  21. holding
    holding 21 August 2013 17: 47 New
    -2
    Article "+" I liked it. Although we will see (realize) the full picture of what is happening in 10-15 years.
  22. Siberian
    Siberian 21 August 2013 18: 19 New
    +1
    First, as is already known, the United States shifted heaviness the Syrian campaign on its Middle Eastern vassals - Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
    At their expense, the United States lived and crawled out in the Middle East. And now on them heaviness You can get used to it. Accustomed to crawl on other people's deaths and ridges, for your own good.
  23. Double major
    Double major 21 August 2013 18: 38 New
    +4
    Interestingly, today in Syria a loud provocation was carried out using chemical weapons. The bandits did not even hesitate to upload Egyptian photos in general to confirm the large number of victims. How does it all look within the overall picture and strategy of the USA? An attempt by the Pentagon to cut money from Congress for a military operation in Syria? Just crap in al-Assad in front of the UN commission that arrived just now? What to expect next?
    1. Double major
      Double major 21 August 2013 20: 09 New
      +2
      In: EVIDENCE CERTIFICATE
      “There was no chemical attack”
      Andrey BARANOV
      We contacted the President of the Apostle Paul Foundation, Valentina Lantseva, who is now in Damascus as part of a delegation of Russian humanitarian organizations.
      - We are now sitting in a restaurant, which is a five-minute walk from the place where chemical weapons were allegedly used in the morning. We were invited to an official dinner by the speaker of the Syrian parliament. The surroundings are completely calm. People are walking freely in the streets, urban transport is moving. There are absolutely no signs of a chemical attack! And most importantly: experts from the UN commission are having lunch at a nearby table in the same restaurant, who arrived in Damascus just a couple of days ago in order to investigate possible cases of the use of chemical weapons. Judging by their lively cheerful conversation, there are no problems with their “diocese”. By the way, it is possible that some experts from the opposition decided to initiate a provocation upon the arrival of these experts, accusing the authorities of "strangling the gas of hundreds of civilians." Komsomol, just ... Fig se - a duck ...
      1. Arabist
        Arabist 21 August 2013 20: 15 New
        +1
        Well, what kind of chemical attack could be if Saudi Al-Arabia reported it. Surprisingly, Qatari Al Jazeera did not confirm this.
  24. Siberian
    Siberian 21 August 2013 18: 44 New
    +1
    Quote: Twice Major
    Interestingly, today in Syria a loud provocation was carried out using chemical weapons. The bandits did not even hesitate to upload Egyptian photos in general to confirm the large number of victims. How does it all look within the overall picture and strategy of the USA? An attempt by the Pentagon to cut money from Congress for a military operation in Syria? Just crap in al-Assad in front of the UN commission that arrived just now? What to expect next?
    And this is also possible. And wait for anything.
  25. My doctor
    My doctor 21 August 2013 19: 17 New
    +1
    Article minus. Everyone sees what he wants to see.
    The author does not provide any information about the objectives of American politics in the region.
    To the maximum - the goal was ultimately to build the combinatorics of events so as to prove to everyone that, as they say, Akela can still catch mice.

    And if the author cannot clearly describe the goals, then the reason in his opinion lies in the mattresses themselves
    And this can happen only for one reason - the lack of planning horizons, which includes a clear and clear setting of goals and objectives. In the absence of clear goals and objectives, the current fuzziness of American strategy lies in the Maghreb and the Middle East. They thought it would cost small forces, but ended up with uncontrolled processes.

    In normal practice, to evaluate actions, the expected result is compared with the result. And here there is neither one nor the other, but sign the evaluation here.
    There are many more things you can comment on from the article, but "-" I have the right to put only one.
    PS
    "to build a combination of events" is just a super PURL.
  26. individual
    individual 21 August 2013 19: 45 New
    +2
    In the movie "Tractor Drivers" there are some words:
    "Hello, my dear, I didn’t wait for you. ... You came, found me, ...
    And I was at a loss "...

    That's the way the USA, at first they get muddied, and then they got confused ...
  27. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 21 August 2013 19: 58 New
    +2
    The author is a great lover, sitting in a comfortable chair, slowly drawing beautiful patterns. But a beautiful scheme does not come out, so he gets angry, makes eyebrows and calls the participants of events he does not understand fools ...
    Thief Ali put on pita bread. In the course of chasing him, Ali lupanuli donkey, dumped a tray of dates in the dirt and dispersed a flock of sheep, and also, a bastard, he ripped off the veil from Fatima’s aunt! Question - Does Ali control the fight in the bazaar? Is he guilty of three fires, the destruction of property, the theft of a bag of dirhams at my place under the guise and three rapes (Aunt Fatima didn’t get raped, age ... but don’t get!) According to the author’s logic, Ali lost the class of the primary manipulator, weakened and not a cake at all. The fact that he ran away and the boobies can’t calm down in any way (so you can half-bazar with them, which Ali is busy selflessly), somehow passed by the author’s attention.
    What would the clear, clear, understandable position of the SGA in the region lead to? Well, actually, the region ... would have calmed down! And then what? And then a natural but unbearable process would continue - oil and other resource profits would more and more take away strong states from foreign thieves (that is, respectable businessmen, what am I ?!). What can’t be allowed in any way, you yourself understand ... Alas, this is not a fall in the class of the SGA game, but its growth. However sad it may be.
  28. darksoul
    darksoul 21 August 2013 20: 51 New
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    Washington does not know what to do with the Middle East ......

    Who knows? they made such a mess that now no one knows, he just became uncontrollable
  29. drei612
    drei612 21 August 2013 20: 58 New
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    The Americans will decide what to do with the Middle East, but what to do with our corruption if everyone is busy with America.
  30. Mercenary
    Mercenary 21 August 2013 21: 01 New
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    It reminds the program of the International panorama of the 70-80s the West and the United States are falling apart rotting a little more and the Khan to the damned imperialists so what? still alive and not what. and where did oil go from Libya? and instability at the borders of Russia is not the result? amers roughly do not care about the politics of all Arabs.
  31. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 21 August 2013 21: 02 New
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    - Your American music is shit.
    - Music? Ah, oui, la musique excellente.
    - Well, what are you arguing? They tell you - shit is music, and you argue.
    - Musique!
    “Yes, and you yourself ... Soon your whole America is kirdyk.” We will all arrange goat faces for you ... Got it?


    People warned, brother warned ....
  32. vmsnick
    vmsnick 21 August 2013 21: 41 New
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    The American court made an unjustifiably harsh decision, sentencing Bradyley Manning, the chief informant of the WikiLeaks revealing site, to 35 years in prison. Thus, Konstantin Dolgov, the authorized representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, commented on the outcome of the controversial lawsuit.

    The diplomat said that when the interests of the United States are affected, the American judicial system makes unjustifiably tough decisions on the principle "so that others should be discouraged" without any regard for human rights aspects. So it was with Private B. Manning, believes K. Dolgov.

    He emphasized that the information released by B. Manning revealed numerous abuses by the US army during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the death of civilians, torture of prisoners, as well as other gross violations of international human rights law. “In a word, all that the American authorities are so concerned about and with such enthusiasm are striving to promote around the world,” the Russian Foreign Ministry official said, adding that no one in the United States was punished for these offenses.

    Such a manifestation of double standards in relation to the rule of law and human rights once again demonstrates the groundlessness of the United States' claims to "leadership" in these important areas, the Russian diplomat concluded.

    Informant Juliana Assange was arrested in Iraq in 2010. on charges of transferring about 700 thousand secret letters to the WikiLeaks project, including those containing information about crimes committed by the US Army in Iraq. Today the court sentenced him to 35 years

    Read more: http://top.rbc.ru/politics/21/08/2013/871133.shtml
  33. voliador
    voliador 21 August 2013 23: 02 New
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    Sramerikashki will soon tear. They wanted to shave too much at a time.
  34. pensioner
    pensioner 22 August 2013 01: 24 New
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    Quote: a52333
    Pay attention to GAZPROM! though they are there something "out of shape"

    Is this Gazprom out of shape? Well, well ... He implements SUCH projects, which can be safely assumed that the main shareholders decided to live 150 years ...