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Media: Washington is horrified at the thought that Russia will regain influence in Iraq

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America was seriously concerned about the behavior of Baghdad, openly demonstrating support for the Russian troops, who are currently conducting an anti-terrorist operation in Syria, writes The Economist.


Media: Washington is horrified at the thought that Russia will regain influence in Iraq


"The United States reacted with horror when they realized that, despite the thousands of dead Americans and the hundreds of billions of dollars spent, Russia could regain the influence on Iraq that it had at the height of the Cold War,"
quotes an article RIA News.

"In light of this, and also because of the failed efforts of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to fight corruption, some in the West began to look for a replacement for him," the author writes.

Meanwhile, al-Abadi’s entourage responds to Western claims that “asylum seekers cannot choose.”

The article notes that "Iraq spends a quarter of its budget on fighting IS, despite the deficit, aggravated by the fall in oil prices." The government does not believe Washington, broadcasting an uncompromising fight against the IS, and suspect him of seeking only to establish control over the Islamists. If that happens, Iraq will face a permanent separation.

“Iraqi Shiites see help in Russia that they did not receive from Washington and portray Vladimir Putin as their hero,” the article says.

The author is confident that the Iraqi Prime Minister “would have welcomed the Russian air operation” in the country, especially since some government officials have already announced the possibility of providing Russia with an air base. The Pentagon is trying to keep up with the rapidly developing events and intensified air strikes against IS positions, supporting Iraqi troops in the area of ​​the cities of Baiji and Ramadi.

At the same time, the author notes that the situation in Iraq is quite ambiguous - “there are too many groups, whose interests contradict each other”.
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  1. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN 19 October 2015 10: 01 New
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    We will bring peace and tranquility back to the Middle East. Good in the person of Russia will conquer evil.
    1. Finches
      Finches 19 October 2015 10: 13 New
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      "США с ужасом отреагировали..." - I even feel sorry for the Americans, they are always in permanent psychological convulsions: concern, concern, tension ... and now horror! laughing

      How scary to live! And not to become a complete schizo for long laughing
      1. herruvim
        herruvim 19 October 2015 10: 20 New
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        RIA Novosti report: - Yesterday, in the Pacific Ocean, under unclear circumstances, the entire US Pacific Fleet disappeared. Our cosmonauts continue to experiment in orbit.
        1. Rusich1980
          Rusich1980 20 October 2015 17: 18 New
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          100500 laughing laughing laughing He laughed heartily, imagining all this
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 19 October 2015 21: 20 New
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        "США с ужасом отреагировали..." - мне даже жалко американцев, они все время находятся в перманентных психологических судорогах:

        Do you know why there was an earthquake in the Urals? I think from Amerov’s convulsions!
        1. Finches
          Finches 19 October 2015 21: 41 New
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          Why not! laughing
    2. Byshido_dis
      Byshido_dis 19 October 2015 10: 14 New
      +5
      В современном мире ничего не делается "просто так", в том числе и мы. Только в отличии от всех остальных Наши действия всегда приводят к добру и миру.
    3. Now we are free
      Now we are free 19 October 2015 10: 19 New
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      "The United States reacted with horror when they realized that, despite the thousands of dead Americans and the hundreds of billions of dollars spent, Russia could regain the influence on Iraq that it had at the height of the Cold War,"

      laughing laughing laughing As the American proverb says -"Проблемы индейцев Шерифа не волнуют". -For HEX was to climb into Iraq, destroy it as a state, execute its LAWFUL president, and then give the country to the hell of dozens of terrorist organizations. WHAT DO YOU IN IRAQI LOVE YOU SHOULD YANK FOR ???


      “In light of this, and also because of the failed efforts of Prime Minister Haider al-abadi in the fight against corruption, some in the West began to look for a replacement for him, ”the author writes.
      Distorted as much -I read it -Al Baghdadi (I really thought the Americans had already managed to make the head of ISIS the prime minister of Iraq?) laughing


      The author is confident that the Iraqi Prime Minister “would have welcomed the Russian air operation” in the country, especially since some government officials have already announced the possibility of providing Russia with an air base. The Pentagon is trying to keep up with the rapidly developing events and intensified air strikes against IS positions, supporting Iraqi troops in the area of ​​the cities of Baiji and Ramadi.
      It’s too late to drink Barjomi Yankees when everyone saw what you had prepared for them ... Putin, thanks to your treacherous and destructive policies in the Middle East, can offer EVERYONE and Syria and Iraq, and even the SAUDITES, the most important thing - LIFE and the existence of the state. And this is much more than tanks, planes and rifles, with which, by the way, you constantly throw your allies to supply terrorists ...

      The Yankees did everything so that even the most faithful allies began to turn away from them. Well, if you turn away from one, then turn to the other ...
      1. KazaK Bo
        KazaK Bo 19 October 2015 10: 47 New
        +1
        Now we are free
        It’s too late to drink Barjomi Yankees when everyone saw what you had prepared for them ...

        There was a time when yayanki scattered stones (that is, they destroyed everything in a row) ... and now it's TIME OUR - TIME TO GATHER STONES, PLACE A DESTROYED INA PLACE ... SOW GRAINS OF GOOD!
        So at first the Americans will feel horror, they will have to endure ... and then they will get used to that ... that gave rise to their horror ... RUSSIA, RISING FROM THE KNEE!
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    5. Penetrator
      Penetrator 19 October 2015 10: 27 New
      +5
      Quote: RuslanNN
      We will bring peace and tranquility back to the Middle East.

      And we will return freedom to the North American Indians and restore the population of Humboldt penguins in Antarctica! fellow What kind of bravura slogans? Russia is only at the beginning of the difficult Syrian path, and you are already swaying the whole Middle East.
      1. dr.Bo
        dr.Bo 19 October 2015 11: 50 New
        +2
        Quote: Penetrator
        ... What kind of bravura slogans? Russia is only at the beginning of the heavy Syrian
        ways ...

        drinks
        I am very glad that Russia nevertheless took these steps !!!
    6. Alexey-74
      Alexey-74 19 October 2015 10: 29 New
      +2
      And everything will be calm in Baghdad .... the Russians guard our dream too ....
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 19 October 2015 21: 23 New
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        Quote: Alexey-74
        And everything will be calm in Baghdad .... the Russians guard our dream too ....

        And when will we build our own roads? Or will grateful residents of Baghdad do this? smile
    7. GSH-18
      GSH-18 19 October 2015 10: 41 New
      +2
      Meanwhile, the environment of al-Abadi responds to the claims of the West that "those who ask cannot choose"

      The states are not trusted, because they very often deceive for their own purposes, and sometimes aimlessly.
    8. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 19 October 2015 10: 54 New
      +2
      Quote: RuslanNN
      We will bring peace and tranquility back to the Middle East. Good in the person of Russia will conquer evil.


      Oh, dear Ruslan, if only it were so simple!
      Here is an interesting phrase in the article:
      the situation in Iraq is completely ambiguous - "there are too many groups there, whose interests contradict each other."

      которая во многом усложняет "умиротворение на Ближнем Востоке" плюс ,как правильно подмечает автор, слишком много вложили янки в Ирак, что бы позволить ситуации выйти из под их контроля.

      Something like this, I am not against peace and tranquility, only a lot of obstacles on the way to them, Dear. hi
  2. Vend
    Vend 19 October 2015 10: 02 New
    +3
    You can’t turn Iran to the USA with a cheap move laughing They lifted the sanctions and decided that Iran would crawl to the west on its knees. No, do not wait.
    1. veksha50
      veksha50 19 October 2015 10: 23 New
      +4
      Quote: Wend
      Cheap move Iran you won’t turn to the USA. Removed sanctions and decided that Iran crawl to the west on his knees. No, do not wait.


      Yes, the article seems to be about Iraq it says ...
      1. Vend
        Vend 19 October 2015 10: 48 New
        +1
        Quote: veksha50
        Quote: Wend
        Cheap move Iran you won’t turn to the USA. Removed sanctions and decided that Iran crawl to the west on his knees. No, do not wait.


        Yes, the article seems to be about Iraq it says ...

        It happens, I’ve made a mistake))) We’ll see, maybe my words can be attributed to Iraq.
        1. veksha50
          veksha50 19 October 2015 21: 26 New
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          Quote: Wend
          maybe my words can be attributed to Iraq.



          In this world - everything is possible ...
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  4. avvg
    avvg 19 October 2015 10: 06 New
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    The Iraqis, through their own bitter experience, were convinced that Washington was easily surrendering their own, while the Russians were not surrendering their own.
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 19 October 2015 10: 35 New
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      "...русские своих не сдают..."
      Unfortunately there were precedents - Najibullah, Honecker. But there, the labeled p.Askuda was noted. I hope that in the future the negative experience will be taken into account.
  5. Sasha75
    Sasha75 19 October 2015 10: 08 New
    +8
    It’s all a matter of raising the question: you don’t know how to prepare terrorists, you just don’t know how to fry and steam them))).
  6. Andrea
    Andrea 19 October 2015 10: 09 New
    +2
    The bursting hegemon scared even his own puppets.
  7. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 19 October 2015 10: 09 New
    +1
    Probably informal negotiations on this subject are already in progress.
  8. theadenter
    theadenter 19 October 2015 10: 09 New
    +1
    Ирак давно уже всерьез не принимает "усилия США по борьбе с терроризмом", и поэтому ищет помощи со стороны России. Конечно они в ужасе (а может они того и хотят?).
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 19 October 2015 12: 11 New
      +2
      Quote: theadenter
      Ирак давно уже всерьез не принимает "усилия США по борьбе с терроризмом", и поэтому ищет помощи со стороны России.


      While the Americans are controlling and occupying Iraq, until they take away what they have done for themselves, we should not get into it in any case.
  9. 2224460
    2224460 19 October 2015 10: 15 New
    +1
    the author notes that the situation in Iraq is completely ambiguous - “there are too many groups there, the interests of which contradict each other”.
    Вот в этом вся суть ,матрас использует правило "разделяй и властвуй" ,поддерживая всех и не усиливая кого то одного,вечная грызня и война всех против всех,у нас четкое разделение ,законная власть и террористы (эти все группировки),соответственно эти все группировки и огрибают,тем самым усиливается законная власть.
  10. veksha50
    veksha50 19 October 2015 10: 21 New
    +1
    ""USA with horror отреагировали, когда поняли, что, несмотря на тысячи погибших американцев и потраченные сотни миллиардов долларов, Россия может вернуть себе то влияние на Ирак, которым обладала в разгар холодной войны"...

    With horror ... well, this is the opinion of one of the political journalists, and not the whole US ... I am sure that many US citizens do not even know what kind of porridge is being cooked in Iraq ...

    The mess in Iraq will stop when all these numerous gangs that prevent the country from living normally are brought to the zero denominator ... And the one who really helps Iraq to restore order will then have an influence on him ... Relatively, during a period of a historical period of time, until new chaotic events ...
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 19 October 2015 10: 39 New
      +2
      "... эти многочисленные бандформирования... к нулевому знаменателю..."
      Chur-chur !!! belay belay belay Zero in the denominator is infinity! With numbers you need to be careful, dear!
      1. veksha50
        veksha50 19 October 2015 15: 20 New
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        Quote: Black Colonel
        Zero in the denominator is infinity! With numbers you need to be careful, dear!



        Hmm ... And if you send to minus infinity ??? The devil knows where she is ... While in our time get out of there, we will be somewhere in positive infinity ...
  11. Makslehman
    Makslehman 19 October 2015 10: 24 New
    +1
    Iraq and Libya did not save, but pull Syria. We’ll also see who will continue to dictate the conditions and who will threaten whom with sanctions and losses ...
  12. roskot
    roskot 19 October 2015 10: 28 New
    +1
    So the answer returns to the amers. For that fought for it and ran. Now shock and tuft of hair from one place.
  13. Kent0001
    Kent0001 19 October 2015 10: 29 New
    +1
    It was not necessary in Iraq to overthrow the secular regime of Saddam, well, in other matters, like Gaddafi in Libya.
  14. Riv
    Riv 19 October 2015 10: 36 New
    +1
    Автор не раскрыл тему. Ну допустим США отреагировали и именно с ужасом. А КАК??? Что, Обама нарезает круги в Овальном кабинете и рвет на себе последние лобковые волосы? Так вроде не доносятся оттуда вопли... Всей реакции по факту - авианосец свалил подальше от "Калибов". Но самолеты его по-прежнему до Сирии достают.
    Where is the horror?
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 19 October 2015 22: 34 New
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      Quote: Riv
      The author did not open the topic. Well, let's say the United States reacted precisely with horror. BUT AS???

      So it is written - the United States airstrikes on ISIS positions, i.e. from imitation of the struggle they went on to practice)))
      The horror lies in the fact that they realized that at the request of Iraq, their place in the sky could be taken by the Russian aerospace forces, which would definitely blow their terror trash into the trash.
  15. sad1940
    sad1940 19 October 2015 10: 37 New
    +1
    Quote: RuslanNN
    We will bring peace and tranquility back to the Middle East. Good in the person of Russia will conquer evil.

    Just what will it cost us, did not think? And do we need this?
  16. Aroma77
    Aroma77 19 October 2015 10: 39 New
    +1
    Delivery to Iraq of a su-30, armored subsonic attack aircraft Su-25, attack helicopters Mi-28NE and Mi-35.
    To destroy the enemy on the ground, Baghdad received the TOS-1A Solntsepek heavy flamethrower systems, the Pantsir-C1 anti-aircraft missile and gun systems, the Dzhigit portable anti-aircraft missile systems, the Vepr armored clearance vehicles and various artillery systems.
    Plus, the creation of a coordination center in Baghdad, all this suggests that Russia is thinking about harnessing the fight against IS in Iraq too.
  17. kill the fascist
    kill the fascist 19 October 2015 10: 40 New
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    I already wrote on the discussion thread of another article with a similar subject - the current authorities (Shiite) of Iraq are strongly tied to America and will not be able to carry out decisions against their will. In general, the current conflict in Iraq and Syria is difficult to resolve without redrawing the existing borders. After the defeat of the Iraqi forces, the Americans staked on the Shiites, the Sunni resistance gained strength as fighting against the aggressor. Even after defeating ISIS on the battlefield, as the Americans defeated the Iraqi army, reconciling the Shiites with the Sunnis will be very difficult.
  18. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov 19 October 2015 10: 48 New
    -1
    Stand firmly on two legs - have bases in Syria and Iraq, surrounded by oil
    fields, it would be a huge bid for one of the leading places in world geopolitics.
    Then we would hold tenacious fingers on oil and gas valves for half the world.
    But for such dominance you have to pay a big price. Will it be able to
    is she us
  19. Alcoholic
    Alcoholic 19 October 2015 11: 19 New
    0
    If the Iraqi minister wants him not to be cut off, he will have to be with Russia.
    Although ... and so cut off.
    Семиты очень "болезненно" относятся к таким процессам wassat
  20. imugn
    imugn 19 October 2015 11: 22 New
    0
    I wonder if there is any compensation on the part of Syria and, in the future, Iraq, for help in the war against ISIS. How is this accepted in the world? somebody knows?
  21. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 19 October 2015 11: 49 New
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    At the same time, the author notes that the situation in Iraq is quite ambiguous - “there are too many groups, whose interests contradict each other”.

    Yeah ... They raised the anthill. The interests of all are problematic.
  22. Tusv
    Tusv 19 October 2015 12: 05 New
    +1
    However, the author notes that the situation in Iraq is very mixed

    Where did the daughters of Iraqi officers go with ambiguity. Political Information Required
  23. cniza
    cniza 19 October 2015 15: 20 New
    +3
    Americans everywhere sow evil; where they are applied, emptiness and devastation remain. The conclusion is that the United States is a world parasite and a universal curse, and so far they will be allowed to continue their vampirism.
  24. ICT
    ICT 19 October 2015 16: 34 New
    0
    openly demonstrating support for Russian troops


    and there was no backside twirl lol at the G -7 summit