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"The Syrian army uses the scorched earth tactics"

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"The Syrian army uses the scorched earth tactics"“I read: a training camp, a command post, an observation point, an artillery fire adjustment point ... Now, if I had heard: a caravan of gasoline tankers was struck!” - Yury Baluyevsky, the former Chief of the General Staff, expressed an interview in the newspaper LOOK. He also commented on the actions of the Syrian army in the cities liberated from the enemy.


A spokesman for the Syrian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Ali Mayhub, said on Friday that control of the villages of Al-Jaburia, Bakija, An-Nasuriya, and Tel Saybeyn was established in the eastern part of Aleppo Province. "South of the city of Aleppo, army units and national defense units advanced and occupied nine villages, in particular, Balyas, Zabahad, Uadikhiya and its environs, the outskirts of the village of Abtyn," the RIA General quotes "News". In addition, he said, control was established over five villages in the province of Homs.

President Vladimir Putin said the day before that the Syrian army is showing success with the support of the VKS, but they are still modest. The bombing of terrorists in Syria without the ground operation of the Syrian armed forces will not be successful, warned in turn the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov, adding that during the recent visit of the Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad to Moscow, coordination of the actions of the Russian HVAC and Syrian ground forces was discussed.

Also on the eve there were reports that the Kurdish militia finally launched the attack on the “Caliphate” announced a week ago from the north, in the direction of the Aleppo-Raqqah highway. True, these messages have not yet been confirmed.

The extent to which the Syrian army and the Kurdish militia are ready today for a successful offensive against ISIS is discussed in an interview with the VIEW of the Army, former Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council (2008 – 2012), former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister of Defense ( 2004 – 2008) Yuri Baluevsky.

VIEW: Yuriy Nikolayevich, as you know, was already 8 of October, a week after the start of the Russian operation, the Syrian General Staff announced an offensive in the north-west of the country, in the Aleppo area. And October 14 army announced a "large-scale offensive" on the outskirts of Damascus. But since then, only the names of several villages recaptured from the militants have appeared in the victorious reports, that's all. Are you not afraid that the offensive in both directions is really choked?

Yuri Baluyevsky: Let's look at the state of the Syrian army. She, as they say, had the courage for the first blows. I am convinced that the offensive spirit of the army was supported by ammunition and - I do not exclude - the armament that came to Syria as part of our military technical assistance. Now requires replenishment, regrouping.

Surely, during Assad’s visit to Moscow, there was some talk on this issue. As I said, the war in Syria is not a matter of one day. The situation is complicated by the fact that the time limit allowed for the Russian air group and for ground components depends on the weather. Literally in a month and a half sand storms will begin in Syria, as we say in everyday life. That is, the situation will not be quite convenient for the fighting.


Who is friends with whom and is fighting in Syria and Iraq

I drew attention to what goals appear in recent days in the reports of our air strikes. Already not those objects! I read: a training camp, a command post, an observation point, an artillery fire adjustment point ... Now, if I heard: a blow was struck on a caravan of fuel tankers that were transporting oil products from seized refineries! It is necessary to beat on the objects that provide the "livelihoods" of bandit groups.

Unfortunately, maybe there is already big politics? We all know where this crude oil goes. She goes to Turkey. That is the question. I do not exclude that at a high level it is now being discussed and corrected: what to do next? Accurate strikes do have a certain effectiveness, but they do not solve the problem of destroying the main body of the Islamic State militants. We will solve the problem when we undermine the sources of the content, development and conduct of hostilities of this group.

And talk "choked"? I would not be in a hurry with the conclusions. We will objectively evaluate the capabilities of the Syrian army.

VIEW: On the eve of the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that "terrorist groups in Syria continue to receive equipment and reinforcements from abroad," however, Turkey did not specifically mention. Why, in your opinion, did the Syrian General Staff choose Aleppo and the North-West for the first and the main attack? Could one of the goals be to want to close the border with Turkey and thereby block the supply channels of ISIS?

Yu. B.: Of course! Look: Kurdish formations are really fighting against ISIS, but they are fighting for their goal. And their goal is not even autonomy within Syria, but an independent Kurdistan, which will unite the territories of the Kurds not only in Syria and Iraq, but also in Turkey. It is here that Turkey has to think about who to help her in this war.

In addition, American supplies cross the Turkish border. Americans still think they are supplying "moderate opposition." Remember how american aviation dropped aid to units of the Free Syrian Army? And who checked, in whose hands these bales with weapons?

VIEW: How much is the government army ready for street fighting in a megacity such as Aleppo?

Yu. B.: It has already gained experience. Today, all the fights just go inside settlements. I was in Syria, in the region of Aleppo, in Latakia, on the Golan Heights. The whole war in such countries, where mainly communications and oases in desert areas, is being fought for these oases, that is, settlements, cities.

Today, the Syrian army - maybe I’m not quite correct to say - but, in fact, uses the scorched earth tactics. These settlements, in which, I do not exclude, the so-called civilian population is not left, they are destroyed, actually destroyed, and only then the Syrian units enter and “clean up” those who survived there and did not run away.

VIEW: Last week it was reported that the Kurds, with air support from the USA, are preparing their own attack on the capital of the “caliphate” - Raqqu. On the eve it was reported that their offensive allegedly began. How true is this?

Yu. B.: Today, even from a political point of view, this would be important. If you knock out militants from Raqqah, then those who remain in the bandit groups will think that, in fact, they lose their strongholds connected with statehood.

But I would not say that today the Kurds are capable of attacking in the direction of Raqqa and especially in the storming of the city. The Kurds, in my opinion, want to consolidate the territory that they now hold and consider to be theirs and which can become part of the united Kurdistan. Perhaps there will be some actions aimed at designating their participation in the destruction of ISIS militants. But, I emphasize, the goal will remain its own. If our goal is “let's destroy the militants, and then discuss the political structure of Syria,” then the Kurds are fighting only for what they want to get for themselves.
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  1. Fight cat
    Fight cat 27 October 2015 14: 49
    18
    an interesting tangle turns out ... God forbid the Syrian army and the Syrian people safely untangle it. soldier
    1. Sasha 19871987
      Sasha 19871987 27 October 2015 14: 57
      +2
      yeah. brewed porridge ... as with Iraq, unfortunately, a long porridge (((
      1. marlin1203
        marlin1203 27 October 2015 16: 55
        0
        "Vosto is a delicate matter, Petruha" comrade. SUKHOV. laughing
      2. Vladimir 1964
        Vladimir 1964 27 October 2015 18: 05
        +3
        Quote: sasha 19871987
        yeah. brewed porridge ... as with Iraq, unfortunately, a long porridge (((

        Dear Alexander, as you say, this porridge was not brewed by us, neither in Syria nor in Iraq. We, using your terminology, only "disentangle" it.
        And porridge was brewed for a long time, in the middle of the last century in connection with the short-sighted, and in some ways just criminal, British policy in the Middle East in those years.

        Something like that, colleague. hi
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 27 October 2015 18: 22
          +1
          Quote: Vladimir 1964
          Dear Alexander, as you say, this porridge was not brewed by us, neither in Syria nor in Iraq. We, using your terminology, only "disentangle" it.
          And porridge was brewed for a long time, in the middle of the last century in connection with the short-sighted, and in some ways just criminal, British policy in the Middle East in those years.

          I think this letter
          Quote: sasha 19871987
          ы

          means the word p.indos tactfully cut out by the editor, so the colleague is not so wrong. smile
          1. Vladimir 1964
            Vladimir 1964 27 October 2015 18: 34
            0
            Quote: Vladimirets
            means the word p.indos tactfully cut out by the editor, so the colleague is not so wrong.


            Zhenya, I understood her as "we". Hence my comment, but in general it is correct. Nobody was offended, colleague. hi
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 27 October 2015 17: 03
      +3
      «
      I read: a training camp, control point, observation point, artillery fire adjustment point ... Now, if I had heard: a blow was struck on a caravan of fuel trucks! ” - expressed the wish of the former chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Yuri Baluevsky in an interview with the newspaper VZGLYAD.
      now, if I had heard that Putin, U. Abal, was on the 5th column ...- here is my wish ...
    3. varov14
      varov14 27 October 2015 17: 10
      +5
      If from our side the war is a business plan, then it cannot be won. It turns out that we also hit the sparrows, for every terrorist there are not enough high-precision bombs. If the Syrians themselves use the scorched earth tactics, then God himself ordered us to use simpler ammunition, but massively, really "dispose" of old ammunition and the lives of militants. Maybe then you can still believe that we fought without special costs, even if we fail the business plan.
  2. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 27 October 2015 14: 52
    +2
    The task is not for one year.
    Will Russia go into political aggravation with Turkey by striking oil fields? Probably not. And Assad, if he wanted to undermine the economic component, would have made a direct request to strike at the oil industry. However, he is also well aware that there will be no one and nothing to restore it to.
    1. varov14
      varov14 27 October 2015 17: 16
      +1
      So oil pipelines are one thing, and fuel trucks are completely different, these are not resources but just funds, and at the moment they are very doubtful.
  3. samarin1969
    samarin1969 27 October 2015 15: 02
    +8
    A strange situation ... Rich Russia is bombing, the good USA is sometimes bombing, the indifferent Shiites of Iran are shooting .... and only distant and naive Israel is in no hurry to spend its shekels ...
    1. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 27 October 2015 18: 05
      +3
      Quote: samarin1969
      A strange situation ... Rich Russia is bombing, the good USA is sometimes bombing, the indifferent Shiites of Iran are shooting .... and only distant and naive Israel is in no hurry to spend its shekels ...

      And for what and why should he spend shekels? All his enemies clutched each other's throats, Israel just enjoys rare luck, what would Russia do if the United States Canada and Britain cling to each other?
      1. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad 28 October 2015 01: 35
        0
        Modestly would not hinder the clarification of relations, occasionally reassuring and warning about the inadmissibility of excessive cruelty. What else could be done in this case?
    2. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 27 October 2015 18: 11
      +3
      Quote: samarin1969
      an early situation ... Rich Russia is bombing, good USs are sometimes bombing, indifferent Shiites of Iran shoot .... and only distant and naive Israel is in no hurry to spend its shekels ...


      And where to. Dear Konstantin Viktorovich, is Israel in a hurry? Yes, honestly, is it necessary at all? This topic has been repeatedly exaggerated on the site. The inclusion of Israel in any of the coalitions will lead to its split, due to the presence of Israel's enemies in each of the coalitions. The Israelis help us with intelligence and well, but they can’t intervene and this is perfectly understood by all parties to the conflict.

      Something like that, colleague. hi
    3. your1970
      your1970 27 October 2015 18: 23
      0
      Well, judging by the scheme with all at once in contra ...
  4. Peterhof 73
    Peterhof 73 27 October 2015 15: 05
    +4
    The tangle of problems is impressive. But the question is: what prevents ours now (in agreement with Assad and Iraq) to offer the Kurds territories for the future Kurdistan? After all, the Kurds would have an additional meaning in the fight. Again, the Yankees would spoil the "mess" by enticing an ally. After all, the Americans cannot promise anything concrete to the Kurds (except for support with weapons, money, etc.) in terms of creating their state. Russia and China can provide support in the UN on the issue of recognition. Such reflections.
    1. varov14
      varov14 27 October 2015 17: 21
      0
      So we are for an indivisible Ukraine - not a dock, it will turn out drawbar, where I turned there and left.
    2. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 27 October 2015 18: 21
      +1
      Quote: Petergofsky73
      But the question is: what is stopping ours now (in agreement with Assad and Iraq) from offering the Kurds territory for the future Kurdistan?

      Dmitry, are you serious?
      Seriously, in this situation, the loss of all allies in the region and the deprivation of support, albeit moral, of the population and governments of countries, both participants in events and outsiders, hinder us. For the Kurdish issue in the Middle East and Central Asia in one way or another affects all countries involved in the conflict. And its raising (issue) will instantly put our country in a situation when we are accused of an attempt on the territorial integrity of a number of states. I think that so far the situation in Ukraine is enough for us in this direction.

      Something like this, count hi light.
      1. Peterhof 73
        Peterhof 73 27 October 2015 21: 27
        +2
        request Yes colleague. I agree with you. There are heads in our Foreign Ministry brighter than mine. And even I.V. Stalin could not solve the Kurdish problem (as far as I know, he was a supporter of the independent socialist Kurdistan). But the USSR then weighed more in the international arena. That is OK. With a President like ours for foreign policy, I am personally calm. It will ruin beautifully. Russia has not yet said everything in this world.
    3. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 28 October 2015 01: 37
      0
      What is stopping ours now (in agreement with Assad and Iraq) from offering Kurds territories for future Kurdistan?
      Syrian sovereignty!
      1. Peterhof 73
        Peterhof 73 28 October 2015 17: 56
        0
        Quote: sharp-lad
        What is stopping ours now (in agreement with Assad and Iraq) from offering Kurds territories for future Kurdistan?
        Syrian sovereignty!

        Unfortunately, a colleague, no matter what politicians, including Russian, say, the sovereignty of Syria is a subject of political bargaining in this situation of Syria. Syria, unfortunately. became an object and not the subject of political games.
  5. Dan Slav
    Dan Slav 27 October 2015 15: 11
    +7
    Israel is watching how rich Russia, the good USA and Shiites of Iran fight for it!
    It is a great thing to be able to organize, wash your hands and sit with satisfaction watching other people's work!
    He ennobles work for my benefit! - said the cat Matroskin in the famous cartoon! )
    About fuel trucks is absolutely the right point. It is necessary to bomb sources of financing. It would be better to immediately banks and exchanges, but this is not coming out.
    About sandstorms, too, by the way. Kuzyu must be driven there. Maybe it will be easier to fly at this time.
    Maybe it was not in vain that he went camping.
    1. Asadullah
      Asadullah 27 October 2015 16: 35
      +4
      About fuel trucks is absolutely the right point.


      I have nothing against Baluyevsky, an excellent staff officer, a wonderful career, probably a good person ... but I really want to say - "Uncle Yura, do not interfere with work!"
    2. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 27 October 2015 18: 24
      0
      Quote: Dan Slav
      About sandstorms, too, by the way. Kuzyu must be driven there. Maybe it will be easier to fly at this time.
      Maybe it was not in vain that he went camping.


      For sure, Vyacheslav, let Kuzi fly around the coast for intimidation, around sandstorms. yes
    3. Just BB
      Just BB 28 October 2015 07: 02
      0
      "Kuzya" Why do you need it?
      Open google maps and see where the airfield is in Latakia.
      On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and is separated from the desert by a mountain range. So such a base point as ship absolutely not needed, especially in windy weather! Yes, very few of us know how to fly with it, but very many can fly from the ground day and night, to PMU and SMU.
      Another thing is that the target in the sight is not visible due to dust, but even the Su-24 has a "navigation bombing" mode - let them be afraid !!! OFAB-250 is a good refreshing one, especially since their supply is large
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 27 October 2015 15: 14
    +1
    If you had published such a hemu "who versus whom"
    broken down into "Sunni Shiites", then the picture would be
    much clearer.
    T.N. "Shiite belt" - from the Mediterranean to the Persian
    Gulf: Lebanon (Hezbollah), Syria (Asdad), Iraq (Iraqi army), Iran.
    Arab Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait)
    consider this "belt" as a mortal threat to themselves.
    And therefore support all the Sunnis who are fighting against
    the listed forces of the "belt". Including Sunni terrorists.
    It so happened that in Iraq the USA is for Shiites, and in Syria - for Sunnis.
    And Russia intervened entirely on the side of the Shiites.
    1. Aroma77
      Aroma77 27 October 2015 16: 24
      13
      Russia intervened on the side of statehood. Flies separately, cutlets separately. Religion has nothing to do with it. Assad's wife is a Sunni ... this is so for information.
      1. Asadullah
        Asadullah 27 October 2015 16: 42
        0
        Assad's wife is a Sunni.


        Alavit, essentially the same Sunni. There are no differences in dogma at all. Consider the Shiite that united both.
    2. Asadullah
      Asadullah 27 October 2015 16: 41
      +4
      broken down into "Sunni Shiites", then the picture would be
      much clearer.


      Do not oversimplify the "picture", there are places where Shiite Sunnis get along well. Where they are at enmity, this enmity goes back several hundred years, and not at all because of the role of poor Ali in the history of Islam. Another question is that the Arab camel kings are eager to spread their hand over the entire Sunni ummah, from that they play with the institute of noble maidens of the Ayatollahs, increasing their importance among the Sunni world.
    3. varov14
      varov14 27 October 2015 17: 27
      +1
      They will no longer let us into Iraq, the effect of surprise is over, or just a trap has slammed shut, here you still need to see who has fooled someone.
      1. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad 28 October 2015 01: 41
        0
        After 4 years of preparation and analysis of the situation ... there is no evidence of a threadbare. And who will lose, see you soon! And this is certainly not Russia!
    4. andj61
      andj61 27 October 2015 17: 29
      +4
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It so happened that in Iraq the USA is for Shiites, and in Syria - for Sunnis.
      And Russia intervened entirely on the side of the Shiites.

      Quote: Aroma77
      Russia intervened on the side of statehood.

      If it were the case that Russia was against the Sunnis, then neither the Saudis nor the Jordanians would have conducted an intensive dialogue with Russia (Abdullah is a direct descendant of the prophet! - As stated in Jordan), nor the Egyptians.
      Russia supports the state - I completely agree with this, which they are trying to destroy with the help of bandits. And who the gangsters of religion does not matter.
    5. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 27 October 2015 18: 29
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      It so happened that in Iraq the USA is for Shiites, and in Syria - for Sunnis.
      And Russia intervened entirely on the side of the Shiites.


      Interesting, Dear Alexei, why are you being minus. Commentary is not politicized, purely religious-geographical alignment, by the way, absolutely true. hi
      1. Your friend
        Your friend 27 October 2015 19: 59
        +2
        Quote: Vladimir 1964
        Quote: voyaka uh
        It so happened that in Iraq the USA is for Shiites, and in Syria - for Sunnis.
        And Russia intervened entirely on the side of the Shiites.


        Interesting, Dear Alexei, why are you being minus. Commentary is not politicized, purely religious-geographical alignment, by the way, absolutely true. hi

        I also did not understand why the cons. Quite right, the warrior wow wrote.
        1. Peterhof 73
          Peterhof 73 27 October 2015 21: 35
          +2
          Quote: Your friend
          I also did not understand why the cons. Quite right, the warrior wow wrote.

          And right now, we are his plus. Warrior something. No pity. In fairness.
      2. Asadullah
        Asadullah 27 October 2015 21: 15
        +2
        Interesting, Dear Alexei, why are you being minus.


        laughing Dear Alexey forgot to mention one more belt, anti-Jewish. This belt is also minus, without going into details. Well, what can you do, this "belt" is synonymous with bad Russian roads .....
    6. APASUS
      APASUS 27 October 2015 20: 31
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      If they had published such a hemu "who versus whom" with a breakdown into "Sunni-Shiites", the picture would be much clearer.

      This is not a religious war that was so carefully prepared (let’s omit the name of the ideologist), which Israel has arranged for so many, but it still won’t open the whole picture, because the Turks or the same Kurds are partly Sunni and partly Shiite, I’m not saying about the tribes
    7. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 28 October 2015 15: 16
      +4
      This one, just a "breakdown", is the fuss of fleas on a dog, arguing over who owns the dog ...
      And decisions and plans are built a floor above ...
      With all due respect to BV, it’s just a boiler ... And povora live in another place.
      Not only the charter is written in blood, but also ... a cookbook. smile
  7. Michael easily
    Michael easily 27 October 2015 15: 23
    +3
    Government forces can "get stuck" due to the "tunnel" factor (leave "holes" in the rear of the LOW))
  8. gg.na
    gg.na 27 October 2015 15: 25
    0
    who with whom and how, from where and where the hell will you win, I got confused in these schemes and didn’t understand anything there, damn it, the devil’s hoof will break! Without 0,5, you can’t figure it out! wassat
    1. miru mir
      miru mir 27 October 2015 18: 52
      +2
      Quote: gg.na
      Without 0,5 you can’t figure out how to say it!

      0,5 won't help here laughing
  9. cniza
    cniza 27 October 2015 15: 27
    +6
    It was always not easy there, but after the intervention of the "exceptional" things are really bad, but nothing little by little, all the common forces together, will put things in order.
  10. vobels
    vobels 27 October 2015 15: 39
    0
    If the Kurds consolidate the occupied territories, then difficulties may arise in the liberation of these cities.
  11. One
    One 27 October 2015 15: 54
    +2
    It’s just that simple, in order to maintain a war, it is necessary to have military and economic potential, this was talked about back in school at history lessons. The Russian Aerospace Forces strikes against targets that are the main part of the military potential, i.e. management system, training terrorists in coordinated military operations as part of groups, units and associations, as well as replenishing combat groups with new trained personnel. How did Y. Baluevsky become the chief of the General Staff? I would not trust him and the chicken coop!
    1. aleks 62 next
      aleks 62 next 27 October 2015 16: 16
      +4
      .... How Y. Baluevsky became chief of the General Staff? I would not trust him and the chicken coop! ....

      .... Especially after: ".... Today the Syrian army - maybe I will not quite correctly say - but, in fact, uses the scorched earth tactics. These settlements, in which, I do not exclude, the so-called civilian population and not left, are being destroyed, actually destroyed, .... ".... In my opinion, almost all buildings there, according to the norms of peacetime, are subject to demolition (due to the accident rate and weakness) .... So why be sorry ????? ... ..The new ones will rebuild .... hi
      1. BLOND
        BLOND 28 October 2015 13: 45
        0
        ... argues the army general, former deputy secretary of the Security Council of Russia (2008–2012), former chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and first deputy minister of defense (2004–2008) Yuri Baluyevsky.
        Look at the years of his generals ... and when he left!
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    2. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 27 October 2015 18: 08
      -2
      Quote: One
      It’s just that simple, in order to maintain a war, it is necessary to have military and economic potential, this was talked about back in school at history lessons. The Russian Aerospace Forces strikes against targets that are the main part of the military potential, i.e. management system, training terrorists in coordinated military operations as part of groups, units and associations, as well as replenishing combat groups with new trained personnel. How did Y. Baluevsky become the chief of the General Staff? I would not trust him and the chicken coop!

      Maybe because we also do not really need a rout? Maybe we just want to raise the price of presence for the IG to redirect them somewhere to the other side?
  12. EFA
    EFA 27 October 2015 16: 01
    +2
    I would have made red arrows (not armed confrontation) at the top between the flags, the picture would have been completed.
  13. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 27 October 2015 16: 03
    +3
    This war is reminiscent of the "struggle" of the French against the Nazis - they shot in the afternoon, went home in the evening. The impression is that, apart from ours, no one wants to fight ISIS.
  14. alicante11
    alicante11 27 October 2015 16: 22
    +7
    So I wonder how many "villages" a day need to be liberated by the Assadis so that the sofa generals would be satisfied with their successes? I do not see any problems in the development of the Syrian offensive. Everything is logical enough. On the plain in the central part, there is an advance, near Aleppo, encirclement battles are being fought in the metropolitan metropolis, which implies battles in urban development. In addition, the terrorists launched a counterattack there, seizing for some time the communication line and forcing the Assadis to throw part of their forces to de-blockade the road. Well, what can you do, but who promised that the enemy would scatter so easily? In Latakia, I understand that the Syrians have pushed the terrorists into the mountainous regions, where it is also necessary to change tactics and regroup.
    In the south there are also battles in the agglomeration of Damascus, with all that it implies regarding the meager advance distances.
    Personally, I don’t see any problems, and if the author believes that the Syrians are fighting poorly, then you should show the map and indicate on it where and what is going wrong. In general, good military cartographic analytical material on Syria, unfortunately, is not available. In the Donbass, it was somehow simpler, rather detailed Yandex-maps made it possible to track troop movements in almost online mode. While such a detail of the maps of Syria, unfortunately, is not.
  15. vsoltan
    vsoltan 27 October 2015 16: 53
    +4
    Maybe the war just started on incompatible mentality of civilizations, Christians and Muslims? Why would the GDP, in our weak, let’s say, dying economy, get into conflict? Due to maintaining high oil prices?
    Too simple ... Islamic fanatics got everyone ... It is necessary to suppress, like the Ebola fever (Ebola is such a small village somewhere in Africa ... everyone was closed, no one was released, they just shot), therefore, I hope, both the Russian Federation and the United States and our dog'ogoy d 'Goog Israel will find common ground in this topic ... but about 4-5 thousand thugs who are fighting on the side of ISIS ... it's funny to listen to, rubbish ..
    And what, really, do you think, comrades, did someone expect serious success precisely from the Syrian army?
    Aha recourse
    Well, there’s another option ... in connection with the difficult economic situation ... and it will worsen, why are we still going to restore the Donbass ... introducing a state of emergency, dissolving the Duma, arresting corrupt deputies and administrative leaders ... avoiding the yoke of banks and oligarchs - what’s the problem? It is known that a small internal bloodletting Russia historically heals. Eat less popcorn at the booth, they’ll go to rpbot ... I’m for a tough but time-limited dictatorship, you want the tyranny of a person known to us all ... I personally don’t really like it, but so far there is no real alternative to Putin. Let everything be done tightly, stop playing tolerant nesting dolls ...
    IMHO. Please do not offend in the comments.
    1. andj61
      andj61 27 October 2015 19: 30
      +1
      Quote: vsoltan
      I am for a tough, but time-limited dictatorship, you want the tyranny of a person known to us all ... I personally do not really like it, but so far there is currently no real alternative to Putin. Let everything be done tightly, stop playing tolerant nesting dolls ...

      good I support, Vyacheslav! I never voted for Putin - it happened - but I also think that there is no alternative to him. That's only inside the country, although he undertook to restore order, it brings him extremely slowly. And I can’t believe that he will go to such a tough and, therefore, rather quick way to restore order. Not in his style. request hi
      1. vsoltan
        vsoltan 27 October 2015 20: 28
        0
        andj61

        Hi, however ... :)

        Ha, let's see ... I think he has a few months left to make a decision ... Russia is going into time trouble .. Once there is time to rest on laar (ratings), it's time to move ... I myself must understand ... I think this is why it is accelerating events ... I hope it will not stumble ... otherwise it will be bad for everyone, the ghost of the third world will hang in the air, oh, I smell ... well, God grant him the accuracy and accuracy of steps ...
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  17. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 27 October 2015 17: 24
    0
    Quote: Dan Slav
    Israel is watching how rich Russia, the good USA and Shiites of Iran fight for it!
    It is a great thing to be able to organize, wash your hands and sit with satisfaction watching other people's work!
    He ennobles work for my benefit! - said the cat Matroskin in the famous cartoon! )
    About fuel trucks is absolutely the right point. It is necessary to bomb sources of financing. It would be better to immediately banks and exchanges, but this is not coming out.
    About sandstorms, too, by the way. Kuzyu must be driven there. Maybe it will be easier to fly at this time.
    Maybe it was not in vain that he went camping.
    there wouldn’t be those who could fight with ig, everyone and those who made porridge disappeared from the face of the earth. if we were all Jews, who would protect us? their fate is such, parasitize and brew.
  18. raid14
    raid14 27 October 2015 17: 30
    +5
    Such words could be said by a civilian politician but not by the army general and the former chief of the general staff of Russia.
    "Scorched earth tactics" in his words SAR wine?
    The war has been going on for 4 years and the Syrian army has chosen just such a tactic, the manpower reserves are also not rubber, so that they would go on the attack in full growth. Then how exactly should military operations be conducted in conditions of dense urban development. To fight like Pasha-Mercedes, on his order, "Urya with a saber bald" in the first company, troops were brought in and what came of it everyone knows.
    The goals for the Aerospace Forces were not the same, because the video is filmed, written in Russian, supply bases, warehouses of fuels and lubricants and ATV, field camps, command posts, etc. To deprive IS of funding, let's, for complete happiness, destroy the oil fields in Syria and Iraq, bomb oil wells, oil distillation stations, we will arrange an ecological disaster in the Arabian Peninsula. We will be chasing fuel tankers on planes instead of supporting the Syrian army in the offensive from the air. Thus, in Chechnya, the staff rodents for each combat exit and the blown up "samovar" signed award lists for themselves, in Syria they will not give a ride.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 27 October 2015 17: 43
      10
      I agree with you. For example, the rebellious suburb of Damascus,
      where the Islamists have dug in, otherwise like bulldozers tearing down the street "under the asphalt"
      outside, do not take. Residents can be warned in advance and evicted, but the ruins must be torn down completely and construction waste should be removed away.
  19. Severok
    Severok 27 October 2015 19: 26
    0
    If ISIS is resolved, the problem of Kurdistan and its population will remain smoldering in the Middle East for a long time. It is unlikely that the authorities of Syria, Iraq and Turkey will agree to single out the Kurdish Autonomy in their composition, if only for a start.
  20. Alexstrigin
    Alexstrigin 27 October 2015 20: 08
    0
    Who is friends with whom and is fighting in Syria and Iraq

    How confusing everything is, especially the Americans and ours and yours
  21. BULLIT
    BULLIT 27 October 2015 22: 02
    0
    Damn, I really have a mess in my head, who is fighting with whom, who supports whom, etc.!))
  22. S-cream
    S-cream 27 October 2015 23: 26
    0
    And yet I don’t understand why Assad and SAA do not have contact with the Kurds. Assad would have promised the Kurds autonomy within Syria, and the Kurds would have cleared the entire north of Syria long ago, blocked the border with Turkey. And now the Kurds have arranged some strange dances with the Western coalition, which certainly is not in Assad’s hands.
    1. Just BB
      Just BB 28 October 2015 07: 18
      +1
      Not so simple in this part of the globe:
      -
      Syria demands the "return" of the province of Hatay (Alexandretta, Iskanderun). The province was handed over to the Turks on the eve of World War II by the French controlling Syria. No Syrian government has recognized the legality of this treaty. Every evening, during a broadcast of the weather forecast by Syrian state TV, Hatay is shown as Syrian territory. Each year, a Syrian representative to the United Nations demands the return of Hatay. In addition to Hatay, the Syrians sometimes demonstrate a desire to "get back" the territory (slightly larger than England), lying south of the Taurus mountains. These territories became part of Turkey in 1921 - again, as a result of the Franco-Turkish agreement.
      ,
      - Golan Heights -
      disputed territory in the Middle East, currently controlled by Israel. From 1944 to 1967, it was part of the Syrian province of Quneitra, captured by Israel during the Six Day War.


      And you with a proposal - give the Kurds the territory No.
      1. S-cream
        S-cream 28 October 2015 11: 55
        0
        no no no. Why give it away? Promise autonomy. Well, we have Birobidzhan. And nothing, in fact - assimilated. Kurds live on the territory of Syria, and they already have their de facto areas. So why not give them de jure autonomy. Well, the legal framework of autonomy can also be made such that autonomy will be one name.
        It's just subtle, I agree. But even letting them, the Kurds, go into the arms of the "Western coalition" now - it may be dangerous already by the factual withdrawal of these lands under the rule of the Kurds. And then there will be no talk of any autonomy. These will simply be squeezed out lands.
        And so - it is possible to attract Kurds to their side during the war, including from neighboring states, and break off some plans for the West for the future in this region, and maintain a certain state integrity after the war.
  23. Zheleznyak
    Zheleznyak 27 October 2015 23: 54
    0
    Judging by the material, Yuri Baluyevsky has aged at best, and he should no longer provide access to public space.
    This interview, according to the laws of wartime, draws on "spreading defeatist sentiments" with the aim of harming the morale of our allies, and therefore us.
    Whether he does this consciously, or in the stupidity associated with old age, the responsible authorities should sort it out, his opinion should no longer be printed.
    For "spreading defeatist sentiments" at the front, shooting on the spot.
  24. shoemaker
    shoemaker 28 October 2015 01: 40
    0
    Uncle Vova Well done. Looks like the Talmud read. Sit on the sidelines, wait until life punishes, and then just poke a finger (in the eye-to-eye concept). Respect (I speak slowly)
  25. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 28 October 2015 01: 49
    0
    Four years of war! Even the most powerful Stalinist USSR began to "get tired", and Syria still falls short of the Union! There is no one with a hat to rush to machine guns and grenades! Experienced (scared) soldiers do not climb on the rampage! Everything is done slowly, with a look around.
    1. Just BB
      Just BB 28 October 2015 07: 22
      0
      Something all in a heap:
      "on a tank with a ball, or under a tank with a bunch of grenades"

      They already really have nowhere to retreat - behind only death or "running"
  26. vovan089
    vovan089 28 October 2015 14: 19
    0
    Yu.N. Baluevsky better than any politician-talker and military analyst described the situation in Syria.
  27. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 28 October 2015 15: 41
    +4
    My personal opinion, only a targeted blow to customers (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.). To cool the flow of financing and replenishment of terrorists. War is expensive. And even very expensive. Not every country, even with a very big desire, can afford it (Ukraine, both Koreas as an example). And, strangely enough, there are not so many ideological fighters really. And they are the first to burn in the fire of conflict. Then everything goes to the shoulders of professional mercenaries ... and they have to pay. Sometimes they pay a lot . And if the flow of money is running out, the meaning of dying for free is lost.
    I am sure our General Staff is probing all the options for the development of events, so that the brilliantly begun work can end with a spectacular blow to the lid of the enemy’s coffin.
    In one, I agree with Baluevsky to destroy the oil infrastructure and the circulatory system of ISIS.