Sputnik: Washington is trying to draw Moscow into some kind of Afghan "swamp"

Columnist Finian Cunningham stated in the material for Sputnik that Russia and the United States are pursuing opposite interests in Syria: Washington wants to change the Bashar Assad regime and will continue to supply weapons network of mercenaries fighting against the Syrian government, Iran and the Russian Federation, writes RIA "News".




Earlier, the Russian Federation offered the United States cooperation in the fight against terrorists, in particular, the coordination of military operations. Last week, Vladimir Putin held talks with Saudi Arabia - the main "client" of the United States in the Arab world - to discuss issues of joint struggle against terrorist groups in Syria.

At the same time, the columnist notes, Russia knows that the American and Saudi "partners" are actively sponsoring mercenary armies of jihadists in Syria. The result of the criminal policy of Washington in Syria were 250 thousands of dead, several million refugees, hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.

The author writes about some secret documents, from which it follows that the United States planned to overthrow Bashar al-Assad in 2006 year. According to the analyst, the demand for the departure of the Syrian president is a disgusting ultimatum, especially from the current government of Saudi Arabia, who sent tens of thousands of people behind bars who advocated for democratic rights.

Moscow must stop counting on Washington and its allies to take at least some part in the fight against terrorism, Cunningham concludes. Instead of negotiations, Russia should give an unambiguous statement of the conditions for ending the conflict and, first of all, force them to remove the mercenaries from the territory of Syria.
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  1. Dejavu 13 October 2015 09: 26 New
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    McCain is precisely what he hopes for and he is not the only one apparently. However, Putin cannot be called a fool, all the mistakes of the past are taken into account and analyzed. He said "we will not enter the ground forces," so we will not. So far, it’s quite good to get bearded monkeys from the air.
    1. rf xnumx 13 October 2015 09: 32 New
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      Quote: dejavu
      McCain is exactly what he hopes for and he is not the only one apparently

      But nevermind them, the “Kremlin elders” are left in the past, even if they don’t even hope
      1. bocsman 13 October 2015 09: 38 New
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        A dog’s face is smarter than a scumbag sitting next to it!
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    2. Sid.74 13 October 2015 09: 34 New
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      Quote: dejavu
      McCain is precisely this and hopes and he is not alone.

      Brzezinski: Obama must respond if Russia does not stop attacking US assets.
      Meanwhile, in Ukraine ... belay
      1. veksha50 13 October 2015 11: 02 New
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        Quote: Sid.74
        Meanwhile, in Ukraine ...



        I don’t understand ... "Putin, return to Ukraine !!!" ... Masochists, or what ???

        PS This is how a person harmed the ecology ... So many inferior and inadequate are born, already takes a horror ...

        Yes, Putin just in Syria proved that he was NOT in Ukraine ...
    3. MIKHALYCH1 13 October 2015 09: 36 New
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      If Russia "got involved" in the conflict in Syria, then there are good reasons for this and the "Afghan scenario" is taken into account ... Everything will be different here, it’s not for nothing that the USA is screaming and raving! Russia is building a coalition in the BV to end the devil together with other countries and we will succeed! Allah is with us!
      1. zzz
        zzz 13 October 2015 09: 43 New
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        Mikhalych! +++++++++++ and God is with us!
        1. MIKHALYCH1 13 October 2015 10: 14 New
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          Quote: zzz
          Mikhalych! +++++++++++ and God is with us!

          God is always with Russia, and now Allah helps and very well! Because the truth is behind us ...
          1. nimboris 13 October 2015 10: 45 New
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            Allah and God are one and the same wink
        2. Shuttle 13 October 2015 11: 45 New
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          Quote: zzz
          Mikhalych! +++++++++++ and God is with us!

          Allah is the same as Eloh'im.
          So Allah, God, the Most High and Almighty is all He.
          Anyone who thinks otherwise is a polytheist, a heretic, and this is shirk.

          This is what can really clarify the situation in the violent minds of the followers of all Abrahamic religions.
    4. vodolaz 13 October 2015 09: 48 New
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      That is why ours will not fit into the ground operation. Enough with us. Americans are fighting with the wrong hands.
    5. KazaK Bo 13 October 2015 10: 11 New
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      Dejavu
      McCain is precisely this and hopes and he is not alone.

      Some kind of carousel turns out! What part of the world do not take - the Americans are READY TO TERRORISTS for one plot, WE ARE SENT THEM TO THE SORTING BEFORE EYE OF SAINT PETER AT VOAT OF PARADISE! They ..., we ..., a complete whirl. Hence the road to the “SWAMP”, and to the exhaustion of our strengths and opportunities!
      Here, in order that we would not fall into this swamp, WE NEED TO LEARN AND ORGANIZE THE DESTRUCTION OF TERRORISTS FASTER THAN RECRUITING AND PREPARING THEM IN THE "WASHINGTON REGION"!
      Then there will be no swamp!
    6. marlin1203 13 October 2015 10: 17 New
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      Finance, don’t finance. They’re still running. For money, these "warriors" will not want to. It’s one thing to come to a defenseless village, to shoot all the remaining men and abuse women, and then declare that it’s “the will of the Almighty, because everyone lives here incorrectly. And it’s completely different when these theologians are crushed in a bloody mess” adult "throughout military science.
    7. Rus2012 13 October 2015 12: 10 New
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      Moscow must stop counting on Washington and its allies to take at least some part in the fight against terrorism, Cunningham concludes. Instead of negotiations, Russia should give an unambiguous statement of the conditions for ending the conflict and, first of all, force them to remove the mercenaries from the territory of Syria.

      A logical statement!
      Against this background, how will we react to the flights of 3,14ndos C-130, accompanied by the cover of the Fu16, scattering 400 weapons of "moderate opposition" in the sky of Syria?
      For good, you need to completely "clear the sky" from the Yankees.
      Mb “Syrians” interceptors aim at them?
  2. rotmistr60 13 October 2015 09: 30 New
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    Moscow must stop counting on Washington and its allies to take at least some part in the fight against terrorism, Cunningham concludes. Instead of negotiations, Russia should give an unambiguous statement of the conditions for ending the conflict and, first of all, force them to remove the mercenaries from the territory of Syria.

    Columnist well done, boldly and truthfully. Apparently, we do not rely on the help of the United States and the coalition, and our proposals are diplomatic etiquette so that later no questions arise. In addition, we are prepared for the fact that the United States and its allies will not only continue to provide assistance to bandits, but also harm Russia in all ways.
    1. Lelek 13 October 2015 11: 17 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Columnist well done, boldly and truthfully.


      It is a pity that there are few such Finians in the West, the bulk of reporters and columnists are engaged by the State Department and the CIA. yes
  3. sl22277 13 October 2015 09: 30 New
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    Draw Russia into the “Swamp” is unlikely to succeed. All the same, we have slightly different goals. The result of Obama’s anti-Russian policy has been the strengthening of Russia's position in Syria. Our position is logical and understandable: a legally elected president cannot be overthrown by force, even if the Americans do not like him. There is a procedure: elections. It is necessary to end this clearly protracted war and return to constitutional track. Washington has only Western interests that use terrorists for their geopolitical purposes, terrorists are an instrument in Washington’s hands. This is what the president says. It is because of this that the emphasis is placed only on active air support.
    1. Andrea 13 October 2015 09: 57 New
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      Quote: sl22277
      : A legitimately elected president cannot be overthrown by force, even if Americans don't like him

      How could this be explained by the United States and its allies? Who will now explain to Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, and Ukrainians too. Egyptians and Tunisians were fortunate enough to get out without much bloodshed, but this is only because there are no resources.
      Assad to Americans, a bone in the throat, he is the only one in the Middle East, except for Iran, who still has an independent policy, the states do not need this, he prevents them from reigning supreme.
      Therefore, it should be expected that the United States will openly support not only the supposedly moderate opposition, but also ISIS.
      In any case, this is bad for us. The UN has become completely toothless, and there are no other levers of influence on the states, because now they only recognize the right of a pirate to take whatever he likes.
      One can add: I hope Iran understands that it is next in line after Syria and therefore it is very interested that everything in Syria is not American.
      And in any case, Afghanistan will not work there, the situation is not the same.
  4. Dave36 13 October 2015 09: 30 New
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    If the Syrians manage to bring down the front, and go to the border with Turkey, victory ... if not, you will have to introduce at least an art system of special power and Toza
  5. iliitchitch 13 October 2015 09: 30 New
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    "Make them take out the mercenaries ..."

    What for ? Destroy mercenaries, wishing there will be no. And these ... Let them sit with a pair of compasses in front of the map, dry their pants. TOT volley is the subtlest hint. wink
  6. HAM
    HAM 13 October 2015 09: 32 New
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    The Saudis made frequent visits to Moscow, it seems that somewhere they already pinched their tail, but I don’t want to get it on the head.
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      avt 13 October 2015 09: 35 New
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      Quote: HAM
      The Saudis made frequent visits to Moscow, it seems that somewhere they already pinched their tail, but I don’t want to get it on the head.

      Specifically, in Yemen, and not childish and will add.
  7. rererilka 13 October 2015 09: 33 New
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    Well, at the expense of retraction, so there is such a bird, "Oblomingo" is called, and the "swamp" in Afghanistan began after the Shuravi left.
    In general, it does not shine, already taught what
  8. BLOND 13 October 2015 09: 34 New
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    "Moscow should stop counting on Washington and its allies to take part in the fight against terrorism ..."
    Moscow does not count on this ...
    at the beginning the insolvency of the USA and the “coalition” in the fight against ISIS is shown, and then their support will be clearly visible ..., for the whole world.
  9. mpzss 13 October 2015 09: 36 New
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    if the CA asks us for help, then the USA will definitely have something to cook in Russia, we have enough traitors (the 5 column, the so-called) !!! I hope our "organs" do not sleep!
  10. lukewarm 13 October 2015 09: 39 New
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    There are many differences with Afghanistan. Firstly, there the introduction of troops took place after the assault on the Taj Beck Palace (Amin's Palace). Amin certainly got it right, the operation is a masterpiece, no one has yet surpassed. But there is sediment. Immediately we did not overthrow anyone. We don’t plant a social system (this is good, although we have nothing to plant, the concept is the same Western). The Syrian army, unlike the Afghan one at that time, has long stubbornly and bloodyly fought without us. So INSTEAD of Syrians do not have to fight. Unless TOGETHER. Then the technology, started briskly, immediately applied the lionfish. Not. In its pure form, Afghanistan will not happen again. And Afghanistan is terrible IMHO more as a harbinger of the collapse of the State. In Chechnya, we got no less problems already on our territory and no less bloody.
  11. MIKHALYCH1 13 October 2015 09: 41 New
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    Maybe someone has already uploaded a video ... The operation continues .. Turntables class work!
    1. Alexander Romanov 13 October 2015 09: 59 New
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      Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
      Turntables class work!

      Yeah and hail work smile
      Vatnik considers it inappropriate, the State Department also believes so laughing
  12. Black Colonel 13 October 2015 09: 43 New
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    In Afghanistan, not all locals were pleased with the Soviet troops. But in Syria it’s not at all like that. This is the difference between Syria and Afghanistan.
  13. bocsman 13 October 2015 09: 44 New
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    I think there are no naive people left in the army and government and everyone perfectly understands who they are dealing with. Therefore, the appropriate tactics were chosen.
    Quote: mpzss
    we have traitors (5 column, the so-called) is also enough !!! I hope our "organs" do not sleep!

    And with the traitors, the conversation is short to the nearest toilet and there to wet in what they actually are. !
  14. Mountain shooter 13 October 2015 09: 45 New
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    Our "partners" are still in a panic. They handled it very fluidly, and now, so as not to completely "lose face" they have to press all the buttons, pull out all sorts of fakes in the media, in general, release a smoke screen in order to explain, first of all, to themselves, how they could mess around. IMHO, the bill goes for weeks. OR the SA closes the “hole” on the Turkish border and the bearded massively begin to molt into Jordan and Iraq, or pulling into a viscous endless conflict, where our “partners” have time to adjust to the situation, establish supply channels and come up with another dirty tricks somewhere else, like Afghanistan- Tajik border.
    1. Lelek 13 October 2015 11: 27 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Our "partners" are still in a panic. They handled it very fluidly, and now, so as not to completely "lose face" they have to press all the buttons, pull out all sorts of fakes in the media, in general, release a smoke screen in order to explain, first of all, to themselves, how they could mess around.


      A howl flavored by a stink is already on its way. Stefan de Mistura alone is worth what, and such "test tubes" in the west, like sparrows not plucked. Conclusion IMHO - spit and do your job clearly and efficiently.
  15. Gray 43 13 October 2015 09: 58 New
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    The best remedy for mercenaries is the "boiler", and already there they can be rolled out to a state of humus, because if squeezed out, they will return again
  16. GSH-18 13 October 2015 10: 01 New
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    Sputnik: Washington is trying to draw Moscow into some kind of Afghan "swamp"

    The initiative is no longer owned by Washington. Whom and where can he draw?
  17. kill the fascist 13 October 2015 10: 03 New
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    Underestimate the enemy. The Anglo-Saxon world loves to fight with their opponents with the wrong hands, as it was in Afghanistan, so they will try to work in Syria. I believe that our leadership should very clearly explain to the Anglo-Saxons and Saudis that we can begin to actively help the "moderate opposition" in Afghanistan and Yemen.
  18. Sergey Medvedev 13 October 2015 10: 07 New
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    There will be no retraction, do not wait! Assistance to the Syrians by aviation, electronic warfare, the supply of spare parts and ammunition will be enough. They are already liberating their land from the bearded.
  19. AlexTires 13 October 2015 10: 52 New
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    Indeed, there is something in common with Afghanistan - the States, together with the Saudis, are again fighting on the side of the bandits ...
  20. veksha50 13 October 2015 10: 57 New
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    "Washington is trying to drag Moscow into some kind of Afghan" swamp "" ...

    Who would doubt it ...

    He always believed that the United States ’first priority when they called on Russia to participate in their joint coalition with the hangers-on - to draw Russia in and substitute it so that the vector of the IS’s struggle would be redirected against the USA to Russia ...

    Well, partly, unfortunately, they achieved this ... Only they did not understand that now Russia has no way back, there is only one way - to strangle this reptile of the Islamic State completely and not to allow Assad to be destroyed, and in his person - friendly Syria ...
    1. rererilka 13 October 2015 11: 33 New
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      Quote: veksha50
      Well, partly, unfortunately, they achieved this ...

      And what did they, Yegoriy, achieve? The fact that our raid has risen, but experience has increased what , so this is only a plus for us, the army is rusting idle, and I remember that even ours had torn brawls, at the sappers, even after the second mistake, or the garrison was sick of it, or, simply, why something new ... xs, in general
  21. Volzhanin 13 October 2015 10: 57 New
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    I marvel at the unprecedented arrogance of America.
    And I am surprised that no one puts them in any way.
  22. Wolka 13 October 2015 12: 22 New
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    and the corresponding work is underway by the Russian Foreign Ministry, one might say it did not stop, by the new year we hope everything will be ready ...
  23. Urri 13 October 2015 15: 41 New
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    There is a difference with Afghan. Now Russia will not invest, build hospitals and schools, factories and bridges.
    It will be stupid to cut rabble, potentially dangerous for Russia, at the same time killing expired ammunition and equipment. Yes, with a profit of 1 billion. Dead American presidents for 1 bucks in oil price increases. Somewhere + 6 billion in 12 days - an average of 500 million dollars a day.
    1. Blackmokona 13 October 2015 20: 28 New
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      Look at the loans for cd issued by the government of Syria.
      Plus, in Syria, almost no oil is produced, so the effect on oil prices is tiny.