Irish journalist: There is no build-up of Russia's military presence in Syria

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Irish journalist Brian MacDonald said that the United States is promoting the build-up of the Russian military presence in Syria in the Western media in order to prevent the rapprochement of the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.



“If you believe the American media, Russian soldiers are everywhere. At this stage, perhaps the moon is the only place where you are safe. Again, they (the United States) may be preparing to print a material that “proves” that Russians are hiding on the dark side (of the Moon), ”the RIA journalist quotes "News".

MacDonald noted that there are always Russian military personnel in Syria, since there is a Russian base there. In addition, the President of the Russian Federation would hardly have concealed any defense contracts with Damascus.

“So why did Russian participation in Syria suddenly become such a massive news? Is it because the relationship between the Kremlin and Saudi Arabia is improving rapidly? Or maybe it is because of Washington’s fears that Moscow can destroy the IS alone or with the support of Europe without the participation of the United States, ”said McDonald.

According to him, the first message on this topic appeared on the Israeli site Ynet, then it was published by the American edition of The Daily Beast. As a result, the Facebook social network “recommended” these materials more than 24 thousands of times.

At the same time, the journalist noted that during his speech in Vladivostok, Vladimir Putin said that Russia provides Syria with support, “both with personnel equipment and training, and weapons” under contracts signed by 5-7 years ago. And although the Russian leader repeated the well-known information for a long time, some Western media, in particular, The New York Times, submitted it as fresh data.

"Real story here is such that there is no build-up of Russia's military presence in Syria. Then the question arises, why did the campaign suddenly start spreading fear about “Russians in Syria”? Either the US wants to divert attention from the European migration crisis created by them, or they hope to cool the steps of the Arabs to reconciliation with Moscow. Or the one and the other, ”concluded McDonald.
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  1. +8
    8 September 2015 08: 03
    The Americans and the West will everywhere see the hand of Moscow, the "Russian threat". We are already used to this.
    1. +12
      8 September 2015 08: 11
      Today this article would probably start like this: "Former Irish journalist Brian MacDonald stated ...! " laughing
      1. +1
        8 September 2015 08: 23
        http://warfiles.ru/show-95226-ochevidcy-ocenili-masshtaby-rossiyskoy-voennoy-pom
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        1. 0
          8 September 2015 12: 31
          They lie like eyewitnesses! laughing
      2. +3
        8 September 2015 08: 24
        Quote: Finches
        Today, perhaps this article would begin like this: "Former Irish journalist Brian MacDonald said ...!"

        Even so: the former ирландский journalist. wink
        1. +3
          8 September 2015 08: 54
          The German could not stand the lies in the media about refugees.
          This video on Facebook for 24 hours watched 200 000 Germans. The activist of the movement For Peace, Ove Schattauer (Owe Schattauer), while listening to the radio in the car, did not hold back the emotions and told a couple of gentle people towards the German press and media.
      3. 0
        8 September 2015 09: 40
        Then the question arises, why did a campaign to spread fear about the “Russians in Syria” start?
        let them fear it is useful!
      4. +3
        8 September 2015 11: 32
        Quote: Finches
        Today, perhaps this article would begin like this: "Former Irish journalist Brian MacDonald said ...!"

        I would in his place be more careful to cross the road and rub less in crowded places. I still wonder how Michael Moore is alive and well ...
    2. +2
      8 September 2015 08: 12
      “So why did Russian participation in Syria suddenly become such massive news? Is it because relations between the Kremlin and Saudi Arabia are improving rapidly?


      Yes, rather, the Americans and others, were discouraged by the energy and efficiency of the Syrian government army, which was no longer expected from it ...

      So all sorts of insinuations "climb" ...

      It is clear that even here the Russians could not do without it ... But only in an indirect way. Deliveries of intelligence, new MODERN equipment and weapons.

      It is not for nothing that ISIS complains that their positions are: "They are being burned out with a terrible, unknown weapon" ...
      1. +1
        8 September 2015 08: 27
        Unfortunately there is a filing issue, Life and Poddubny are filmed where there is success - Zabadani. But what is it? A fairly small enclave that has been completely surrounded and cut off for three or four months. He still draws weighty forces. Moreover, politicians and humanitarian organizations do not give a decisive assault to complete the matter. Negotiations are ongoing, the Syrian army transfers mediators water and food for the blocked bandits. This is a joke, but it is. Why? Because the secular SSA from the southern front, supported by Jordan, with whom nobody wants to quarrel, turned out to be in the boiler in the main one.

        In other areas, things are not so smooth. A large oil field was lost near Palmyra, which was kept even when the hardest weeks of flight were. Now they have lost him. The attack on the city also stalled. In the north, the SSA is preparing a major offensive without hiding it, drawing forces from the east - for they have already learned to block the IS, as in the same Morea north of Aleppo - where the IS attacks the machine guns and barrel launchers of the 50-60 turps at a time, and then the igishat carry to pickups, they cut off their heads, burn them alive, and they bring other victories to the winners.

        A terrible and unknown weapon has long been known - it is either barrel bombs or gas cylinder artel. In the city, a terrible weapon.
        1. +2
          8 September 2015 08: 41
          Curious photo:
          Yarosh (middle) and the commander of the ISIS battalion, ISIS (left), who arrived in Ukraine from Syria.
        2. +1
          8 September 2015 08: 59
          Fight in hysteria. then we’re doing it right.
        3. 0
          8 September 2015 10: 02
          Quote: donavi49
          In other areas, things are not so smooth. A large oil field was lost near Palmyra, which was kept even when the hardest weeks of flight were. Now they have lost him. The attack on the city also stalled.

          How to say ... According to news agencies, the Syrian army occupied the heights around the historical part of Palmyra and entered the valley ...
    3. 0
      8 September 2015 09: 16
      ARE THE ARABS SO STUPID THAT THE AMERS DID BELIEVE? Or Americans think that everyone is "well, stupid"
      1. +1
        8 September 2015 10: 02
        If someone else resists evil and barbarism, then not everything is lost. So we help correctly.
    4. +3
      8 September 2015 11: 30
      Quote: avvg
      The Americans and the West will everywhere see the hand of Moscow, the "Russian threat". We are already used to this.

      Absolutely nothing new. All this has already been heard and passed. It aggravates not childishly what comes out as in that joke:
      A little boy accidentally walked into his parents' bedroom at the wrong time. Shocked by what he saw, he comes back and says: "And these people forbid me to pick a finger in my nose?!?! ???"
  2. +4
    8 September 2015 08: 07
    The banal "divide and conquer". Russia also needs to be more actively involved in the information war.
    1. +8
      8 September 2015 08: 09
      Quote: KBR109
      Russia also needs to be more actively involved in the information war.


      she’s already turned on ... The Russians are coming - for the Arabs it’s the same as for the Americans - Alla, I’m at the bar .. for now, everyone does it for us ..

      I’ll resold it from my next branch ..

      I have already said .. Do you remember it all started with statements that the US and Turkey are ready to bomb Assad? I said then that ours wouldn’t allow ... there were calls and the Turkish ambassador was pulled and our outlined a red line but they didn’t reach an agreement ... now information began to come - the Russians are coming and therefore the bombing is being postponed to bomb the Assad alone ... and to bomb the Russians ... you never know what else it’s possible for the guys in their pockets to rally ... and the swing is being played ... ours are refuting and they are trying hard to prove ... the coalition doesn’t understand why decisive Americans can’t suddenly get off the handbrake. . I think so.
      1. +2
        8 September 2015 08: 26
        Quote: vorobey
        .. and to bomb the Russians ... what else is there that guys can have in their pockets

        Sanya is healthy. Now, if a NATO plane is shot down over Syrian territory, the whole Western world will scream that the bloodthirsty Russians did it fellow
        1. +4
          8 September 2015 08: 28
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          if a NATO plane is shot down over Syria, then the whole Western world will yell that the bloodthirsty Russians did it


          in the next branch, the professor already noted this comment ... they say that the Israelis have already lost something there ... they just do not recognize the Ukrainians as eternal helpers ...
          1. +2
            8 September 2015 09: 00
            Quote: vorobey

            in the next branch this comment the professor has already noted

            I noticed and asked him to substantiate Israel’s claims to this topic.
            Quote: vorobey
            they say that the Israelis have already lost something there

            It is not clear yet, ours, too, if now something is knocked down there, then hell is recognized. In short, everyone will be silent, as well as a warrior laughing
          2. +1
            8 September 2015 09: 13
            Quote: vorobey
            only they do not recognize the same as the Ukrainians eternal commuters ...

            It plays into our hands! They are "peremizniki" do not recognize, we will not say peaceful either!
        2. +3
          8 September 2015 09: 12
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          if a NATO plane is shot down over Syrian territory, the whole Western world will yell that the bloodthirsty Russians did it

          Yes, do not care already! Got it! They will not do anything! Crimea swallowed, swallowed and everything else!
  3. 0
    8 September 2015 08: 10
    for Europe, the Anglo-Saxons are trying to link Russia and refugees.
  4. +8
    8 September 2015 08: 13
    Moscow can destroy IS alone or with the support of Europe

    Yes, Europe is now a terrible force. I mean, it's scary for her. smile
  5. +3
    8 September 2015 08: 14
    “According to the American media, Russian soldiers are everywhere. At this stage, perhaps the moon is the only place where you are safe. Again, they (USA) may be preparing to print material that “proves” that the Russians are hiding on the dark side (of the moon), ”RIA Novosti quoted the journalist as saying.
    These words are written with irony. But seriously - "American soldiers are everywhere. At this stage, perhaps the moon is the only place where there are no American troops!"
  6. +1
    8 September 2015 08: 15
    Assad forward to American nits !!!
  7. +3
    8 September 2015 08: 20
    And why are everyone so alarmed that we will come to Syria? I don’t understand why they are so afraid of us?
    1. 0
      8 September 2015 19: 56
      Pliers !!!!
  8. +1
    8 September 2015 08: 20
    "... the first message on this topic appeared on the Israeli site Ynet, then it was published by the American edition of The Daily Beast."
    Taki Israel remains in the vassals of the Americans. But I, naive, thought that the God-chosen were already completely independent ... negative
    1. 0
      8 September 2015 09: 14
      Quote: Black Colonel
      Taki Israel remains in the vassals of the Americans.

      Actually, I think the opposite!
  9. 0
    8 September 2015 08: 23
    Yes, this is not a dream at all!
    It's just that the Yankees want Russia to quarrel with everyone, that's all!
  10. +2
    8 September 2015 08: 24
    it is necessary more often at European and American airports to scream to his wife ALLA I AM TO THE BAR! then in general they (amers) have a roof that will fly off! wink
  11. 0
    8 September 2015 08: 31
    Accurately and with humor criticized the United States Irish journalist.
    The US is promoting the theme of building up a Russian military presence in Syria in the Western media in order to prevent the rapprochement of the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

    If the CA hadn’t, the United States would have rolled the barrel to Russia, and even more so on the Syrian issue.
  12. +2
    8 September 2015 08: 32
    The media has long been a weapon. And sometimes in the same trench are those who, it seems, are ideological enemies. But they just get their pieces of silver in different windows.
  13. +2
    8 September 2015 08: 41
    Correctly writes, a propaganda company of states expressing concern about the Russian presence is more likely to mean an attempt by the Americans to protect their offspring - ISIS. Most of all, Americans need the destabilization of the BV to continue, decisive actions of Russia and its assistance to Syria in the fight against Ishil can cover American plans.
  14. +2
    8 September 2015 08: 45
    Respect and Respect !, Former Irish journalist Brian MacDonald.
    What about me? just guessing! And so is our man!
  15. +3
    8 September 2015 09: 03
    A banal fear that if China joins this alliance, the dollar will become a regional currency, the one that circulates through the United States. This is not the same thing as the dollar used in international settlements. The Union of Saudi Arabia and Russia could destroy the entire world financial system moving on to another equivalent of the payment for oil. For example, it can be the Swiss franc; euro; yuan; gold, And little for that up to the shells "KAURI". The main thing, not for dollars. And then the United States from the leader becomes an ordinary state with such rights as everyone else. Why? Russia is not a member of OPEC and oil production quotas do not apply to it. Russia together with Saudi Arabia can bring down the oil market and then the dollar will end. Why the dollar and not another currency? Because so many dollars have been printed that it will soon turn from a means of payment into a piece of paper, since it is not secured with collateral. Oil ceased to have such a value after the collapse of the USSR, the destruction of Colonel Kadaffi. With the lifting of the embargo on Iran and the inflow of oil from IS, prices can collapse to such a level that I am afraid to even predict. And only if Saudi Arabia and Russia can hold prices together, then the dollar will hold. If they cannot, the world economy will collapse. The US does not understand the simple truth that painlessly destroying Russia is impossible. This is a double-edged sword. And attempts with the help of scum like Poroshenko from the outside and like Kasyanov and Navalny from the inside will lead to such upheavals in the world that the Second World War will seem like a little prank. actions, and economic shocks.
  16. +2
    8 September 2015 09: 31
    Though MacDonald, he thinks
  17. 0
    8 September 2015 10: 03
    USA and meanness are synonyms.
  18. 0
    8 September 2015 11: 15
    Good day to all. As for our troops in Syria. I came across a curious blog. Maybe falsification, maybe there is something. There was no time to analyze. I would be very grateful to experts on technology, etc., who will analyze this material.
    http://interesnienovosti.mirtesen.ru/blog/43507364138/Est-li-rossiyskie-voennyie
    -v-Sirii? utm_campaign = transit & utm_source = main & utm_medium = page_0 & domain = mirtesen.
    ru & paid = 1 & pad = 1
  19. 0
    8 September 2015 15: 04
    Can anyone explain why Russia cannot officially declare itself a strategic partner of Syria in support of the legitimate Assad government in the fight against international terrorism?

    It seems that international law allows this kind of manifestation of independence in the framework of international agreements.
    1. 0
      8 September 2015 16: 58
      Because:
      The publicist Yegor Kholmogorov - about why you can not help the United States in their fight against their enemies
      http://izvestia.ru/news/577283

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