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Reuters: Washington Losing Influence in the Middle East

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Journalists Reuters write that Russia seized the initiative from the United States. The analytical material of the news agency states that the failure of Obama’s “new” military doctrine became apparent literally a year and a half after its (doctrine) adoption. We are talking about the doctrine that Obama very emotionally represented at the Academy of West Point.


RIA News leads the translation of a fragment of material Reuters:
In Syria, US-trained opposition fighters hand over ammunition and ammunition to al-Qaeda fighters. In Iraq, the struggle of American-backed government forces against the Islamic State has reached an impasse. In Afghanistan, the Taliban seized the capital of one of the provinces, the first time since their expulsion in 2001 year. Despite US investments in countering terrorism, estimated at least at $ 90 billion, Obama didn’t find enough reliable allies to take responsibility on the battlefield, and it seems he couldn’t find enough suitable options. to save the situation.


Reuters: Washington Losing Influence in the Middle East


Further, Reuters analysts say that the seizure of Moscow’s initiative in the fight against terrorism completely stunned Washington.

Reuters:
Unexpected actions by Russia (...) demonstrated the erosion of Washington’s influence in this region (in the Middle East).


The material says that recently a number of politicians in the United States criticized President Obama for his indecisiveness in actions of a forceful nature. This leads, according to Reuters journalists, to the fact that the American president rushes from side to side, demonstrating the rashness of actions and decisions. Obama is trying to show, as it were, that he remains a strong president, moreover he is ready for a compromise, but in the end everything leads to the fact that the States seem to be losing their solvency in the international arena.
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  1. Barboskin
    Barboskin 1 October 2015 06: 55 New
    +15
    The unipolar world is over. We do not need bullies, we ourselves are bullies! wink
    1. bulvas
      bulvas 1 October 2015 07: 27 New
      +15
      Quote: Barboskin
      The unipolar world is over. We do not need bullies, we ourselves are bullies! wink


      Sounds good, but Americans are not the players who give up

      It is necessary to look very carefully around - this is too insidious enemy.

      We can be hooligans, but Americans have no equal in the fight against competitors

      - and here they can be anyone, and hooligans and bandits and maniacs


      1. hydrox
        hydrox 1 October 2015 07: 38 New
        -21
        And what does the competition have to do with it?
        I don’t think that in Russia there are still adots who are going to butt in the raw-material country with the leader of industrial production - under our Pr-ve, the States will crush us like a goat !.
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        2. bulvas
          bulvas 1 October 2015 08: 21 New
          +8
          Quote: hydrox
          And what does the competition have to do with it?
          I don’t think that in Russia there are still adots who are going to butt in the raw-material country with the leader of industrial production - under our Pr-ve, the States will crush us like a goat !.



          What, competition is present only in the economy?

          So they are trying to crush us, to avoid any possibility of occurrence

          uncontrolled competitor.

          We have areas with them where the competition is very strong -
          weapons,
          energy
          nuclear energy
          space
          .

          and most importantly, that Europe would not get in touch with Russia so much that

          the United States ceases to obey, i.e. Russia's loss will hit Europe too much




        3. Petrovich1952
          Petrovich1952 1 October 2015 08: 32 New
          +4
          at our Prospect, the States will crush us like a booger!. they’re afraid to swallow dust they’re used to using others' hands to rake in the heat
        4. shark
          shark 1 October 2015 08: 34 New
          +6
          You should not think that they did not crush us for a reason of enormous patience and humanism. Believe me, if you could crush, you would do it a long time ago. So I think your thoughts about the raw materials appendage provocative. About alternative economic management, no, have not you heard?
        5. hydrox
          hydrox 1 October 2015 10: 43 New
          -1
          You see how the liberals do not like any indication of the impotence of the liberal Pr-v of Russia.
          For those who are on armored personnel carriers: the head of the Republic is not President Putin, but the Prime Plus.
        6. RUSIVAN
          RUSIVAN 1 October 2015 11: 45 New
          0
          You must have already been puzzled ...
      2. Voha_krim
        Voha_krim 1 October 2015 07: 45 New
        +2
        Quote: bulvas
        but Americans are not the players who give up

        Do not judge Americans by yourself (Russian). There really are few examples of how they give up. But how many they threw the operations begun bravuraly or carried out them so ridiculously - not to count!
        1. bulvas
          bulvas 1 October 2015 08: 17 New
          +1
          Quote: Voha_krim
          There really are few examples of how they give up. But how many they threw the operations begun bravuraly or carried out them so ridiculously - not to count!



          Is it only a single operation?

          1. remy
            remy 1 October 2015 09: 22 New
            0
            The Americans, as always, have bombed everyone for years and never mind ..
            We bl .. in a couple of days we decided everything, driving IG into the "Stone Age" ...
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      3. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose 1 October 2015 09: 13 New
        +3
        Quote: bulvas
        Sounds good, but Americans are not the players who give up


        It seems to me that now the "exceptional" response is pondering up to a couple of ears. We are waiting for a return dirty trick.
      4. little girl15
        little girl15 1 October 2015 10: 31 New
        0
        - and here they can be anyone, and hooligans and bandits and maniacs
        This is scary! And what if they suddenly begin to help their bitch children quietly?
      5. Beitari
        Beitari 1 October 2015 11: 55 New
        +1
        The weakening of America's position in the world is due to the weakness and mediocrity of the current president. The situation will change after the presidential election, especially if the Republican wins
        1. Kosta
          Kosta 1 October 2015 12: 06 New
          -2
          Yes, nothing has changed yet, ISIS has disappeared?
          So far, no success has actually been achieved. Everyone says that the IS is already disappearing from airstrikes. But tell me someone. The areas that bombed this Al-Ltamneh, north of Hama. There is no IG (maybe the journalists simply confused, if not, please clarify someone).
          So far it's all gaining popularity with big names
        2. iConst
          iConst 1 October 2015 12: 56 New
          +4
          Quote: Beitari
          The weakening of America's position in the world is due to the weakness and mediocrity of the current president.
          - Are you joking?

          The last president in the United States who wanted to pursue his policy was killed in November 1963.

          laughing
      6. iConst
        iConst 1 October 2015 12: 35 New
        0
        Quote: bulvas
        Sounds good, but Americans are not the players who give up
        “But one should not exaggerate their moral potential.”
        When there are emergency options - they will rustle. When an unambiguous priest is writhing, they surrender as cute. The experience of World War II showed this. In the Ardennes they would have slammed them; a little time and weather was not enough for the German semi-divisions *.

        * They were divisions only on paper - a strong understaffing of military personnel and equipment affected. In addition, the most combat-ready units were on the Eastern Front.
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          1. iConst
            iConst 1 October 2015 12: 52 New
            0
            Quote: bulvas
            That's just the point, when it is writhing - they depart

            Waste - this is a fallback - the choice is to leave or die.

            History has not preserved many facts when the Anglo-Saxons chose the latter of these two options.
            And of course, there are many legends about endurance ...
        2. bulvas
          bulvas 1 October 2015 12: 45 New
          0
          Quote: iConst
          - But one should not exaggerate their moral potential. When there are emergency options, they will rustle. When an unambiguous priest is writhing, they surrender as cute. The experience of World War II showed this. In the Ardennes they would have slammed them; a little time and weather was not enough for the German semi-divisions *.


          That's just the point, when it makes it hard, they move away, but do not give up their goal, begin to look for an alternative way to achieve it, even if it is extended in time.

          As Churchill said:

          - Americans always do the right thing
          after trying everything else



          In short, you can’t yawn, you can strengthen the achievements and never calm down and never stop.

          This is not quite in the character of the Russians, but it will have to change



    2. Siberia55
      Siberia55 1 October 2015 07: 46 New
      +3
      The sunset of the hegemonic era of the United States. Dawn of a new era of a multipolar world ...
      1. Greatness of Russia
        Greatness of Russia 1 October 2015 08: 44 New
        -10
        Quote: Siberia55
        The sunset of the hegemonic era of the United States. Dawn of a new era of a multipolar world ...

        The third day I watch how the Russian media relish the meeting of Obama with Putin. "Vladimir Vladimirovich won, won, convinced, the unipolar world came to an end, etc."

        Here it is necessary to clarify who met with whom, or rather, what met with what.

        This 360 million active and increasing number of people in the United States met with 140 million endangered people of the Russian Federation.

        This 25% of the world's diversified GDP met with 1,5%, and raw materials.

        This is the meeting of the creditor country with its debtor, since all banks and commodity companies in Russia and the entire post-Soviet space owe to American banks.

        These are 11 ultramodern US aircraft carriers around the world met with one, Russian, whose true state is eternal.

        This is $ 700 billion of the US military budget (or $ 1 trillion - NATO military budget) met with $ 90 billion of the military budget of the Russian Federation, we do not know how many of them are stolen.

        This Hollywood met with Mosfilm, Beyonce met with Lolita, Frank Sinatra talked with Kobzon, the last Orion with 60-year-old Proton, Halliburton met with VAZ)))))

        This is one of 50 - the agricultural and oil states - Texas met with its economic equal - Russia)))

        This half of APPLE alone met with the entire Russian stock market, including Gazprom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Norilsk Nickel, all Russian banks, etc. Think about it, one smart private company in the country "weighs" twice as much on the market as the economy of all of Russia!

        Here, THAT actually met THAN. It’s just that a dozen times stronger side met with the unreasonable side to stop its international hysterical brawl, from which innocent peaceful people die.
        hi
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    3. morozik
      morozik 1 October 2015 08: 27 New
      +4
      funny pun)
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 1 October 2015 09: 29 New
      0
      Unexpected actions by Russia (...) demonstrated the erosion of Washington’s influence in this region (in the Middle East).
      Erosion of influence - it sounds like poetry. The ordinary consequences of an irresponsible and stupid policy, as it were, "strong." An elephant in a china shop - he transmitted everything with his ass, as a result of neither a shop, nor dishes, and one surprise in his eyes ... That's all. laughing
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  2. Name
    Name 1 October 2015 06: 55 New
    +4
    Leo, the king of beasts, gathered everyone in a clearing and said:
    - Beautiful - to the left, smart - to the right.
    All animals dispersed, only a monkey rushing back and forth. Leo tells her:
    - What are you, monkey?
    - Well, I can’t tear!
    - "... the American president rushes from side to side, demonstrating the rashness of actions and decisions." Well, something like this... recourse
  3. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 1 October 2015 06: 56 New
    +7
    The Yankees are so nuanced in the Middle East that they can only be hated. And when the one who gave them the teeth was found, they immediately lost influence. And before that, their influence was absolute: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia ... Sooner or later the population will get tired of fighting against itself in the glory of oil for the Yankees. But so far, there has not been a force in the Middle East capable of withstanding American aircraft carriers.

    1. BlackDragon
      BlackDragon 1 October 2015 10: 29 New
      +1
      and now in BV someone can resist? 6 Su-34 vs 100 aircraft on an aircraft carrier alone? It’s just that American voters were against another company in BV, and Obama is running out of cadence, so I’m the whole reason for their inaction.
      1. Mainbeam
        Mainbeam 1 October 2015 13: 05 New
        0
        Quote: BlackDragon
        and now in BV someone can resist?

        While there were no Russian troops in the Middle East, no one dared to fart. Syria resisted the “Arab spring” as best it could, but its days were numbered. And now the Yankees cannot openly speak out against the troops of the Russian Federation in Syria (Well, unless you decide to abandon nuclear weapons to abandon this country).
        1. BlackDragon
          BlackDragon 1 October 2015 18: 45 New
          0
          oh, just don’t need about “they can’t”, and they fought with Iraq, and they bombed Lebanon and Libya (with the full support of the USSR, Arabs with the military contingent and pilots from there in Egypt) were also not afraid. And do not scare nuclear weapons, they are scared and know that they will not be used, they will laugh and knock down, then the Russian Federation will only scribble warnings at the UN.
  4. SAM 5
    SAM 5 1 October 2015 07: 00 New
    +2
    The states seem to be losing power in the international arena.

    And the further, the more. Although the fingers bend as before.
  5. silver169
    silver169 1 October 2015 07: 14 New
    +4
    Weakening, weakening p.i.nd.so.siya, completely began to surrender. The monopolar world orders to live long barely born. Ah yes Russia, ah yes well done! So there is still gunpowder in the flasks!
  6. Zomanus
    Zomanus 1 October 2015 07: 15 New
    +1
    Well, what can you do. We are increasing our influence in some regions, America is reducing our influence there ... A normal process.
  7. slizhov
    slizhov 1 October 2015 07: 16 New
    +3
    Washington is losing influence on the WHOLE PLANET!
  8. shans2
    shans2 1 October 2015 07: 25 New
    +2
    Jews, get off, the power has changed ..... hi
  9. Riv
    Riv 1 October 2015 07: 28 New
    +3
    Translated into Russian: from Obama the commander, like an anal candle from a soldering iron.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 1 October 2015 07: 42 New
      +3
      But Putin inserts so that no soldering iron can do this! ;-))
  10. Stinger
    Stinger 1 October 2015 07: 32 New
    +5
    Interestingly, the main tone of the Western media is not reduced to the fight against terrorism, but who lost what and who found what. Neither people nor the fate of the countries are of interest to them. Interested in their own image and coolness. Democratic, of course, cool.
    1. 97110
      97110 1 October 2015 09: 36 New
      0
      Quote: Stinger
      Neither people nor the fate of the countries are of interest to them.

      Oh well. They do not care about their fates. In the morning I listen to Euronews half-ear. How forty frozen poop hollow supposedly civilians allegedly affected by the bombing of the RVKS. They can’t enter at all that the representative of the Syrian opposition, appearing on their screen every quarter of an hour, has a knife and a linen shirt to the heels, in addition to a civilian suit. Which he will dress to cut their heads in front of the mosque of the Parisian Mother of God. So this Euronews is puffing with all his might to portray “objectivity”, sometimes giving Lavrov with an answer. The director’s work is upscale: Lavrov is completely unconvincing, and the oppositionist is a darling. This director probably hopes that they will specifically sharpen the knife for him. To "Whack - take the ready."
  11. slizhov
    slizhov 1 October 2015 07: 37 New
    +2
    It is possible that the Yankees did not see the aircraft at the IS when they fussed, talking about the "vainness" of the delivery of air defense weapons. And if they themselves wanted to stockpile, or, suddenly, their extra feeding, such as the French?
    Now the hunt will disappear, as I understand it ... :)
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 1 October 2015 07: 42 New
    +1
    It must be remembered that the striatum NEVER admit defeat, and never accept the second place. Barack there, not Barack - they will spoil. Where and how much they can. And the East always respected power. As soon as they understood that the "paper tiger", that’s all, the tiger kirdyk.
  13. Ivan Slavyanin
    Ivan Slavyanin 1 October 2015 07: 44 New
    +3
    Now let them "sit on a gallerka" of world history! Putin will enter Recent History with the name Peacemaker! And there are many confirmations for this.
  14. sl22277
    sl22277 1 October 2015 07: 53 New
    +1
    "US leadership in resolving the situation in Syria has been called into question." In my opinion, Washington is not moving in this direction. Hence the question: does the USA want to end ISIS or challenge Leadership ..!? As a politician, Obama is a complete zero, and only the huge influence of the United States makes this dwarf figure ever noticeable.
  15. MAIGOR
    MAIGOR 1 October 2015 07: 53 New
    +2
    Washington is losing not only influence, but also the ability to freely wreak havoc and earn on it.
  16. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 1 October 2015 07: 54 New
    +6
    Goodbye Obama ....!
  17. oracul
    oracul 1 October 2015 07: 56 New
    +2
    The main thing is to choose the right link to pull out the entire chain. And do not overestimate your strength.
  18. Arkan
    Arkan 1 October 2015 08: 18 New
    +2
    The states seem to be losing power in the international arena.


    Why, they just look like they are and have been for most of their history. They looked strong only against the background of limp and weak, but as soon as strong countries appeared, the Americans were blown away.
  19. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 October 2015 08: 31 New
    +1
    Moscow’s interception of counter-terrorism initiatives completely stunned Washington.

    Not just stunned. You look at the statements of the same Kerry in the last two days. He, poor thing. probably already confused what he said before.
  20. Denis DV
    Denis DV 1 October 2015 09: 00 New
    0
    What does it mean to lose? - Lost! Bye-bye, - "the train is leaving, mourners are asked to free the cars!" laughing
  21. 33 Watcher
    33 Watcher 1 October 2015 09: 55 New
    0
    But did it even have this influence? What is the impact of someone with two options to buy or intimidate? So, temporary workers ...
  22. Comrade Bender
    Comrade Bender 1 October 2015 10: 00 New
    0
    The Fed and the bankers behind it just won't give up, because it concerns the fall in their profits. And for their profits, they will fight to the death by any means, mostly vile. But Obama is just a controlled pawn in their hands, like all US presidents.
  23. kill the fascist
    kill the fascist 1 October 2015 10: 58 New
    0
    in fact, the influence of the Americans is diminishing, but illusions should not be built - the chess game with the United States is not five years or ten. it seems to me that we need to learn how to derive material benefits from political victories. without a good material base it will not be possible to compete with the West for a long time.
  24. roskot
    roskot 1 October 2015 11: 11 New
    0
    that the interception of Moscow’s counter-terrorism initiative completely stunned Washington.


    Russia is like that. She can not only be overwhelmed, but also weigh the lyuley.
  25. sanyavolhv
    sanyavolhv 1 October 2015 17: 34 New
    +1
    health
    Well, here before they remembered the FRS. America is losing not only influence in the east. she loses influence at all. all of a sudden, someone who can put America in its place crawled out from where it didn’t take it. and America does not want to risk putting someone in its place. others will take a look and begin to raise their paw on American dominance in the small. so you need to see what happens next. if Russia together with the Syrian authorities can remove from the Syrian territory it doesn’t matter who is EXTRA on this land. then we can hope very soon America will lose all influence at all. even at home the influence will die. there are much more black criminals than police officers. people love the strong. besides those who went to the very strong country to live alone will run home from there. and then America will become weak.
    fear will disappear from investors, they will very loudly demand their babosy back. and then America will also lose its economy. will remain a stranger. Remember how plants in the former USSR were captured? and there the Chinese Chinese are organizing their mafia. who will wring out .... the Russians have enough experience in this matter. I put a liter of the most expensive vodka this will happen in the next 20 years. (although I can already die, it’s not important)
    1. iConst
      iConst 1 October 2015 17: 57 New
      0
      Quote: sanyavolhv
      health
      Well, here before they remembered the FRS. America is losing not only influence in the east. she loses influence at all. all of a sudden, someone who can put America in its place crawled out from where it didn’t take it. and America does not want to risk putting someone in its place. others will take a look and begin to raise their paw on American dominance in the small. so you need to see what happens next. if Russia together with the Syrian authorities can remove from the Syrian territory it doesn’t matter who is EXTRA on this land. then we can hope very soon America will lose all influence at all. even at home the influence will die. there are much more black criminals than police officers. people love the strong. besides those who went to the very strong country to live alone will run home from there. and then America will become weak.
      fear will disappear from investors, they will very loudly demand their babosy back. and then America will also lose its economy. will remain a stranger. Remember how plants in the former USSR were captured? and there the Chinese Chinese are organizing their mafia. who will wring out .... the Russians have enough experience in this matter. I put a liter of the most expensive vodka this will happen in the next 20 years. (although I can already die, it’s not important)
      - Very emotional. I liked it - take the plus ... laughing