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Syria's armies need only victory

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Syria's armies need only victory



It is not clear why, following the example of “green men” and “polite people”, the personnel of the Russian air base in Latakia, given the color of their uniforms, have not yet been called “cream men”. Presumably, over time, international rumor will make up for this historical gap, although now it’s clear that ours aviation in Syria is solving strategic tasks. And very successfully. As soon as “drying up” appeared in the Middle East, not only the plans of the Islamists, who believed that victory was already in their pocket, but also the plans of more serious geopolitical players were upset. For example, the United States, who have sacredly believed in recent years that, unlike Great Britain, they rule not only the seas, but also everything else.

The myth was also greatly exaggerated that the military power of Russia during its hard times turned into a quantity so insignificant that it can be neglected in any world scenario. A coalition led by the United States bombed the position of the "Islamic State" (IG - an organization banned in the Russian Federation) for more than a year and did not achieve anything at all. In a month and a half Russian air strikes, Russian aviation cleared the way for the offensive of the Syrian Arab army — that is, for the army of Bashar al-Assad, which no one seriously considered.

But the most remarkable thing is that this operation was not impromptu like the paratroopers march to Pristina in 1999, which was followed by nothing but minute vanity and legitimate irony from our opponents.

And it was a carefully thought-out military-political action, in the preparation of which both the country's political leadership and the Russian General Staff took part in its renewed guise — freed from the dictates of the “women's battalion” that ruled the ball under the former defense minister, and received the authority to choose weaponthat you must have, based on the logic of possible battles.

To this we must add that the current General Staff is not tables and chairs, which formerly sat random people, who found themselves in the capital under incomprehensible circumstances. Over the past three years, under the auspices of the General Staff, several thousand exercises of various formats and purposes were held, which even the general staff of Soviet times could only dream of. The result - a brilliant operation in the Crimea, which can be attributed to a landmark military-political impromptu. No less elegant, everything was done in Syria. For world intelligence, it was a big surprise when our Su-34 struck the 30 of September with the first rocket-bombing attacks on the positions of the "Islamic State". However, an hour before the events, all interested parties were still informed. So as not to interfere under your feet, more precisely - under the wings.

AERODROM KHEMYMIM


In Syria, we flew about the same course as the Caliber cruise missiles - over Iran and Iraq. Then, under the wing of the plane, the lights of Ar-Raqqi, which the Islamic State group determined as its capital, appeared.

Already above the Khmeimim airfield, where the Russian air base was located, the crew turned off the lights and the board landed in the dark, in order not to tempt fate in the form of MANPADS (man-portable air defense systems).

Actually, Hamim now takes civilian flights, but it does not look like a civil airport - the parking of combat aircraft and a stack of bombs and missiles interfere with the peaceful perception of reality. At first, the ammunition was delivered by the Ruslans, but now more capacious sea transport is used. Therefore, the recent rumors in the Western press that the Russian pilots have nothing to bomb, are greatly exaggerated. As soon as the plane returns from the mission, it is immediately fueled, bombs and rockets are suspended (depending on the task), and it is again ready for combat use. A used "container" from under the ammunition is regularly taken out by trucks, which gives a very definite idea of ​​the intensity of combat work.

Flying here does not stop either day or night - and then the roar of jet engines is mixed in with the singing of cicadas. Moreover, as the head of the press service and information department of the Defense Ministry, General Igor Konashenkov, noted, recently our aviation is actively working on the goals indicated by the moderate opposition - most likely, the Russian military department managed to establish “business contacts” with it than official Damascus. Moreover, the reaction of our pilots is almost instantaneous: 10 minutes do not go from receiving target designation to departure.

Moreover, KABY (adjustable bombs) are used only when necessary. Basically, the usual mines are used, which gave grounds for our Western partners to declare that Russian aviation is hitting “inaccurately”. But now it has been proved that the reports of the allegedly destroyed hospital and mosque are ordinary fakes, in other words, “damaging elements” of propaganda war. As the NVO correspondent was explained at Khmeimim’s airfield, our planes are equipped with such perfect aiming complexes that in clear weather there is simply no need to use high-precision weapons. Two high-explosive bombs are usually enough to hit a target, and the second is something like a control shot.

NEW STYLE OF RUSSIAN ARMY


Naturally, the Islamists have a heightened unhealthy interest in our pilots. But there is no way to get to the airbase either from the ground or from the air, even the Americans, according to some sources, have so far failed to look into our “economy” - because it is reliably covered by means of electronic warfare. However, the faces of the pilots away from sin are still hidden under the “visors” of the helmets, and the stars on some aircraft and identification numbers are deliberately erased. Therefore, only the official representative of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov, who practically does not disappear from TV screens and whom the Islamists for some reason consider to be the general of the Russian Aerospace Forces ...


Today, the Syrian government army does not lack any ammunition and armaments. Reuters Photos

The real pilots are young people, not all have crossed the 30-year-old frontier. As old-timers recall, at first a certain stiffness was still felt - one thing the teachings, the other - combat use. But now the guys are flying like gods or better, even a map of the area is not needed. The raid on everyone is fantastic, and there were times like these when it was more of a “summer walk”. However, this condition is not familiar to the flight crew of Khmeimim airbase. They are already aces, and after three months they will be replaced by other pilots after rotation. And also learn to fly in a combat situation. There is no secret: in Syria, we not only believe in the practice of new types of weapons, but also run around in real conditions personnel.

... A little about life. At one time, the American military base in Kosovo Camp Bondsteel made an indelible impression. First, because it was erected quickly, one might say, in Stakhanov style. And when it was erected, this, secondly, there was everything that was necessary for a decent existence in the field - from the hospital and comfortable toilets to the restaurant-level dining room and laundry room. The Bundeswehr and the French lived in much the same way in the Balkans. Our paratroopers lived, to put it mildly, like cattle, and the amber from the toilets showed their location at a considerable distance.

At first, the rear men were also going to drag tents to Syria, so that, as they say, they would also stand in the desert ... Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu hacked down their “initiative” literally on the move. For a week, residential modules with air-conditioners were delivered to Latakia, where even in the 40-degree heat it was comfortable. An entire factory has been built - a kitchen and a bath and laundry complex - this means that no one eats from bowlers and no one spends his personal time on laundry. Not to send people to the ends of the world to be distracted from the performance of combat missions.

CONTINUES TO FOLLOW


It is clear that it was not easy to transfer all this “farm” across two seas, and even so that our strategic partners did not immediately notice anything. It was a serious military operation, of which our General Staff can be proud. In the West, when Russian aviation suddenly began to strike at the positions of the "Islamic State", they literally fell into prostration. Especially Lyutov, who missed everything in the world, was US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who had begun to threaten Russia with new developments in the field of nuclear weapons, and even laser weapons. He and everyone else who still doubted that Russia could stand up for themselves answered with the same coin: when the G20 summit was held in Antalya, Vladimir Monomakh successfully launched two Bulava from the White Sea water area.

But this is an “exchange of views,” so to speak, at the highest level. The situation in Syria is both simpler and more complicated. Already spent tons of ammunition, and the Syrian army just started to attack. There is success, but so far modest.

The airbase headquarters said: “Of course, we expected more ...” But the Syrian military explained this situation with fatigue (after all, four years of continuous fighting!), Moreover, the Damascus leadership did not pay proper attention to their armed forces

Now everything is changing, including morale. Even Russian advisers admit that Syrian pilots almost half a century ago literally work wonders. Last week, only in the last two days, the Syrian air force carried out a 151 combat sortie and attacked 323 targets, including seven command points east of the city of Homs, two ammunition depots and several terrorist units in the vicinity of Aleppo.

Such data was cited by the official representative of the Syrian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Ali Mayhub. According to him, in the southern region, the Syrian army established control over the zone north of the Sheikh-Miskin settlement. Under Damascus, government troops expanded the control area south of the international highway. In the center, concentrated blows were inflicted on the clusters of terrorists, as well as on the oil and gas fields of Shair and Dzhizel and on the training camps for militants near the town of Mkhin. In the north, the Syrian army, together with the militia groups, continued its offensive south-west of the city of Aleppo and established control over 15 populated areas. And in the northeast of Latakia province, the forces of Bashar Assad occupied several strategic heights.

But this is only the beginning. And the problem is that the Syrian army, which lost all wars, for example, the Israelis, does not have the experience of victories. She only has to win against the enemy, and such a serious one as the "Islamic State", behind which virtually the entire Western world is behind the scenes.

But for Syria, only Russia and, as regards military-practical assistance, the Russian General Staff. It is no secret that today a significant contingent of Russian military advisers is in the army of Bashar al-Assad, who, I think, perfectly understand that the victory of Damascus is our victory. First, the Islamists, if they are defeated in Syria, can no longer reach our borders. Secondly, many will understand that Russia is such a military ally on whom you can rely. And thirdly: a victory in Syria will be evidence that the Russian military school and the Russian military thought are still worth something. So the first successes of the Syrian army must necessarily be followed up. At any price.
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  1. venaya
    venaya 21 November 2015 05: 50 New
    14
    Tons of ammunition have already been used up, and the Syrian army has just begun to advance. There are successes, but so far modest ... the Syrian army, which lost all the wars, for example, the Israelis, no victory experience

    "Russia is the kind of military ally you can rely on"- this is the main conclusion that can be drawn from this article. Without methodical training of the government army, it will be difficult for the Syrians themselves to win.
    1. Sergei1982
      Sergei1982 21 November 2015 07: 11 New
      +7
      The Tu-95MS and Tu-160 aircraft of the long-range aviation group, as part of the air operation, performed the task of striking the facilities of the ISIS organization in Syria. The flight route passed over the Barents and Norwegian Seas, "Lieutenant Colonel T. Kapsha said.
      The flight route before striking is impressive. Having flown out from Murmansk, flying close to Finland, Norway, Great Britain, France, Spain, the Tu-160s link in the Gibraltar area made refueling. Only aces can do this. The coherence and accuracy of this operation is impressive, as well as staff training, too, because the flight also had to be coordinated with the leadership of these countries.
      "The total duration of the flight was 16 hours 20 minutes," Lieutenant Colonel T. Kapsha said.
      Having dealt a blow, our strategic bombers returned to their places of basing, but in a different way - flying over Iraq and Iran, making one more refueling over the Caspian. The total flight length was almost 13 thousand km.
      In total, during the air operation, strategic and operational-tactical aviation made 522 sorties, launched 101 air and sea-based cruise missiles, dropped 1400 tons of bombs for various purposes.
      Well, like 101 KR in 4 days.
      1. spiriolla-45
        spiriolla-45 21 November 2015 13: 10 New
        -2
        This war is very expensive, so many sorties and so many missiles are some kind of nightmare. If we add the departures of the western coalition, then soon it will be necessary to kill one Igilov’s bomb, but wasn’t it easier for the Kadyrovtsy to send there and just cut everyone?
    2. War and Peace
      War and Peace 21 November 2015 08: 28 New
      0
      The airbase headquarters said: “Of course, we expected more ...” But the Syrian military explained this situation with fatigue (after all, four years of continuous fighting!), Moreover, the Damascus leadership did not pay proper attention to their armed forces


      it’s impossible to explain anyone’s fatigue. Syria is a country where there are no problems with personnel for the army — the population is large and there is constant reproduction despite the war, so it’s enough youth suitable for military service. There are no problems written with ammunition either. This time to end the war ...
      1. andj61
        andj61 21 November 2015 09: 10 New
        +1
        Quote: War and Peace
        it’s impossible to explain anyone’s fatigue. Syria is a country where there are no problems with personnel for the army — the population is large and there is constant reproduction despite the war, therefore, youth suitable for military service is enough. There are no problems written with ammunition either. This time to end the war ..

        That's right - only 70% of the population REALLY serves as the basis for the reproduction not of the Syrian army, but of militants. In reality, only 10-12% of the population support Syria Assad, these are Alawites, for whom losing means death. A significant number of Christians have already left, and Assad Kurds do not support.
        And with all this, the army cannot advance precisely because of the lack of fighting spirit - and this is despite the numerical superiority over the divided militants!
        I hope that this situation will slowly change.
        1. atalef
          atalef 21 November 2015 10: 03 New
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          Quote: andj61
          That's right - only 70% of the population REALLY serves as the basis for the reproduction not of the Syrian army, but of militants.

          (+)
          Quote: andj61
          And with all this, the army cannot advance precisely because of the lack of fighting spirit - and this is despite the numerical superiority over the divided militants!

          all the more so in the territory where they are considered almost invaders (I mean the Assad Alawite army (together with Lebanon Hezbollah and Ethan Basij) in the Sunni regions of Syria)
          1. 3officer
            3officer 21 November 2015 10: 37 New
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            It is believed that the secular and more or less educated part of the Sunni population is also not enthusiastic about public bloodletting and stoning. There is an undetermined (neutral) audience ready to support the winner (anyone), but the fact that outright fanatics for whom the war is the most pleasant moment in life among the Sunnis more, I agree, as well as the fact that hostility between the Sunnis and the Sheites in general (which weakens both sides) is beneficial to Israel.
            1. atalef
              atalef 21 November 2015 10: 39 New
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              Quote: 3officer
              It is believed that the secular and more or less educated part of the Sunni population is also not enthusiastic about public bloodletting and stoning

              Therefore, there is the SSA - in which this part of the Sunnis is fighting against Assad
              Quote: 3officer
              There is an undecided (neutral) audience ready to support the winner (any)

              These are the Druze
              Quote: 3officer
              that hostility between Sunnis and Sheites in general (which weakens both sides) is beneficial to Israel.

              Well, then we wish victory to both sides
              1. 3officer
                3officer 21 November 2015 10: 56 New
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                A significant part of the SSA thugs = DAISH, by moderate I mean the Sunnis fighting in the army of Assad. But with the moderate units of the SSA it is most difficult (there are people really "worn out" by the regime, suffered from "Shabih", etc.) who will not accept Assad in any case , let the proffies at the Foreign Ministry think about this.
                1. atalef
                  atalef 21 November 2015 11: 03 New
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                  Quote: 3officer
                  A significant portion of SCA scumbags = DAISH

                  SSA is fighting with Daesh
                  Quote: 3officer
                  by moderates, I meant the Sunnis fighting in Assad’s army

                  They are practically not there

                  Quote: 3officer
                  .And with the moderate units of the SSA

                  What is it like ? Moderate in moderate CCA?
                  Quote: 3officer
                  in any case, let’s think about it at the Foreign Ministry.

                  Therefore, they are trying to persuade the SSA to fight with Assad (in the coalition)
                  Only for today - the answer is one, no problem, but Assad must leave
                  1. 3officer
                    3officer 21 November 2015 11: 22 New
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                    The SSA is fighting then soyuzit.A on Assad, our Armed Forces did not go there for him to leave. It is unlikely that he will be able to "leave", so he will have to negotiate, and who will be left with what time will tell.
                  2. I returned
                    I returned 21 November 2015 12: 31 New
                    +1
                    but it’s not up to the Jews and penguins to decide, it’s your bibika Nintanyahui let it go
          2. I returned
            I returned 21 November 2015 12: 29 New
            0
            and in your opinion it is right to give the land of the Allavites Christians Kurds of the Druze to the property of the Sunites?
            1. igor67
              igor67 21 November 2015 14: 16 New
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              Quote: I'm back
              and in your opinion it is right to give the land of the Allavites Christians Kurds of the Druze to the property of the Sunites?

              But in Lebanon, the lands of the Arabs of Christians were taken away, now there is a Shiite hezbola, you’ll decide once you’ve returned,
      2. Vladimir 1964
        Vladimir 1964 21 November 2015 09: 20 New
        +4
        [quote] [quote = war and peace] not to liberate the native land is no one can explain fatigue. Syria is such a country where there are no problems with personnel for the army, the population is large and there is a constant reproduction despite the war, therefore, young people are suitable for military service - enough. There are no problems with ammunition either. It's time to end this war ... [/ quote [/ quote]

        Your colleague, unfortunately, has a very vague idea of ​​the Middle East and Syria in particular. Your words about the population and "combat youth" are especially touching. Read something, colleague, about Syria, about the Middle East. Right, you will discover many interesting things in this area of ​​the globe, it is practically the cradle of all major religions on earth.
        Something like this. hi
        1. War and Peace
          War and Peace 21 November 2015 10: 02 New
          -4
          Quote: Vladimir 1964
          Read something, colleague, about Syria, the Middle East


          Well, yes, when you read "something", then the impression will be "some sort"

          Quote: Vladimir 1964
          it is practically the cradle of all the major religions on earth.


          something that SYRIA is ASYRIA-ASURIA, on the contrary, RUS
          -DAMASK- dMASK-MOSCOW here you can see the connection
          about the "cradle of religions" - this opinion is common and wrong, our countries are somehow connected, but traditional history does not want to answer these questions, take for example
          -PALMIRA and PALMIRA SEVERNUYU -PETERSBURG, why were they called that? we do not know, so your arrogant "vague idea" from your own ignorance of the essence of the problems that run into history ...
          1. Banshee
            Banshee 21 November 2015 10: 40 New
            +5
            Oh my God...

            Mr. Zadornov? Are you here? Not expected...

            Quote: War and Peace
            SYRIA is ASIRIA-ASURIA on the contrary RUSA

            Quote: War and Peace
            DAMASK-DMASK-MOSCOW there is a connection


            The connection here can be traced only one: with the office of the relevant specialist. Check in at your leisure. At least so that such nonsense no longer write.

            Quote: War and Peace
            , our countries are connected with something, but traditional history does not want to answer these questions, for example


            Something connected ... You can find out that it binds me, a Russian, a Christian, a Slav with an Arab Muslim? Well, except for the interests of my state.

            You read, that way we get to the point that the Arabs Russian brothers will ...
            1. War and Peace
              War and Peace 21 November 2015 20: 26 New
              -4
              Quote: Banshee
              The connection here can be traced only one: with the office of the relevant specialist. Check in at your leisure. At least so that such nonsense no longer write.


              the fact that you are not aware of historical problems speaks of your not great horizons, if with a rare look at the starry sky there is a feeling of perplexity passing dull indignation from the abundance of shining lights, this only speaks of the length of the neck and the complete impossibility to raise your head up.

              Quote: Banshee
              Something connected ... You can find out that it binds me, a Russian, a Christian, a Slav with an Arab Muslim? Well, except for the interests of my state.


              I feel sorry for you, you don’t know and don’t recognize, the Russian language and Arabic are very closely connected, the Arabist professor Vashkevich discovered it, but you don’t bother yourself, there is a big doubt that you can understand something ...
          2. Vladimir 1964
            Vladimir 1964 21 November 2015 20: 00 New
            0
            Quote: War and Peace
            something that SYRIA is ASYRIA-ASURIA, on the contrary, RUS
            -DAMASK- dMASK-MOSCOW here you can see the connection
            about the "cradle of religions" - this opinion is common and wrong, our countries are somehow connected, but traditional history does not want to answer these questions, take for example
            -PALMIRA and PALMIRA SEVERNUYU -PETERSBURG, why were they called that? we do not know, so your arrogant "vague idea" from your own ignorance of the essence of the problems that run into history ...

            Original point of view, colleague, I wonder if you yourself came to such conclusions or Bushkova read. If against the background of Bushkov, then you are more careful, he writes good adventure novels, but they are not connected in any way with History and are his creative fantasy, which he (Bushkov) has repeatedly stated. Well, if you came to such conclusions yourself, then good advice about the doctor, with a comment below, Roman (Banshee) gave you.
            Something like this, colleague, as for St. Petersburg, you can start with a history textbook for the 7th grade, true of the Soviet school, there it is correctly stated about "Northern Palmyra". hi
            1. War and Peace
              War and Peace 21 November 2015 20: 44 New
              -5
              Quote: Vladimir 1964
              Original point of view, colleague, I wonder if you yourself came to such conclusions or Bushkova read. If against the background of Bushkov, then you are more careful, he writes good adventure novels, but they are not connected in any way with History and are his creative fantasy, which he (Bushkov) has repeatedly stated. Well, if you came to such conclusions yourself, then good advice about the doctor, with a comment below, Roman (Banshee) gave you.
              Something like this, colleague, as for St. Petersburg, you can start with a history textbook for the 7th grade, true of the Soviet school, there it is correctly stated about "Northern Palmyra".


              except for Bushkov and Zadornov, of course, you do not know other authors? Well, rightly this is your level above the history textbook of grade 7 below Zadornov, but in general there can be other studies and even tell you where to look for, for example, academic publications on the archeology of Palmyra and St. Petersburg. By the way, why did you put the history of the Ancient World into Grade 7? did you stay in the third year? The history of the Ancient World is grade 5 for all normal children ...
              1. Vladimir 1964
                Vladimir 1964 21 November 2015 22: 37 New
                0
                Quote: War and Peace
                By the way, why did you put the history of the Ancient World into Grade 7? did you stay in the third year? The history of the Ancient World is grade 5 for all normal children ...


                A colleague, why would the history of St. Petersburg be suddenly, and I was talking about him:
                As for St. Petersburg, you can start with a history textbook for the 7th grade, true of the Soviet school, there it is correctly stated about "Northern Palmyra".


                From what interesting "overheating", she (the story of Peter) got into the "History of the Ancient World" for grade 5. belay
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    3. lonovila
      lonovila 22 November 2015 05: 17 New
      -1
      -Most likely, the Syrians themselves ... -not belligerent ... and are not very suitable for military operations as a people, in principle ... -that's they always lose to everyone ... -They are probably like the Italian troops who fought on the territory of the USSR during the Second World War .., i.e. while the "main" was the German army, the Italians could "portray" something else .., but by themselves ... -they were very weak and incapable of combat ... -So the Syrians ... -All for some reason- how the parrots say here that the Syrian army is "tired" of fighting in four years ... -And what about combat experience ..? -And the struggle for their independence and land ..? -That's the Red Army ... on the contrary, in four years of war it turned into such a powerful professional army that it had no equal then on the whole globe ...
      -And that the Syrians ..., it seems to me that they have only one soldier out of ten (and maybe even out of twenty) is fighting "for real" ... and the rest ... -as under duress ... -And the weak Syrian Air Force, they are trying to do something ... -Yes, in general, it seems that Syria is "extorting" a ground operation from Russia with all its might. intensely "begs" for Russia to start supporting them not only "from the air" ... -Syria shows that we are at war .., but we are tired and we have no strength ... -I .., I'm glad to be wrong and I’m ready to admit my own wrong ... but it seems that the Syrian army is fighting "not for real" ...
      -Yes, on the "losing weaklings" ... "put" Russia ... -But the "choice" has already been made and Bashar al-Assad cannot be "drained" in any way ... -Once Russia has already "surrendered" both Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi .... -and what came of it ... -So ... Russia still has no other "options" anymore ... -Probably there will be a military ground operation of Russia in Syria ... -this, of course ... is an absolute gamble .. but there is simply no other way out ...
  2. Angro Magno
    Angro Magno 21 November 2015 05: 50 New
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    The article was not impressed by the description of the combat work. You won’t be surprised at this.
    Extremely pleased with the description of life. Finally they started taking care of people. This is, without exaggeration, a civilizational breakthrough.
    Of course, the Russian soldier is used to doing duty in any extreme conditions. And still enough to save on people.
    Finally, management began to understand this.
    I want to believe that it will always be so.
  3. 3officer
    3officer 21 November 2015 06: 23 New
    +5
    It is not clear why, following the example of "green men" and "polite people", the personnel of the Russian air base in Latakia, given the color of their uniforms, have not yet been called "cream men"

    I hope the name will not stick. "Polite" is more familiar.
    1. Just BB
      Just BB 21 November 2015 06: 39 New
      11
      They are accustomed to: "Rusiya khabir" - "Russian specialist" - perhaps you can’t imagine a better idea!
      1. Was mammoth
        Was mammoth 21 November 2015 08: 34 New
        +3
        Quote: Just BB
        They are more accustomed to: "Rusiya khabir" - "Russian specialist" - perhaps you can't imagine better!

        In the reports it sounds even shorter: "Rus!" wink
  4. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 21 November 2015 06: 23 New
    0
    The idea that the whole Western coalition is behind ISIS, on the contrary, should infuriate the Syrian soldiers with excitement, it is such an honor to strangle the whole West in the person of ISIS, but the reaction is somewhat different! But nothing, all the same the outcome will be the same. And for Russia, Syria seems to be just the beginning! After Syria, there will be many more such Syria ..
    1. 3officer
      3officer 21 November 2015 06: 32 New
      +2
      Yes, I would not want many more Syriy.Tut one is not enough, tens of thousands of killed Syrians and the earlier, if not "prosperous" then at least a country that lived at a decent level.
  5. meriem1
    meriem1 21 November 2015 06: 31 New
    +4
    But the most remarkable thing is that this operation was not impromptu like the paratroopers march to Pristina in 1999, which was followed by nothing but minute vanity and legitimate irony from our opponents.


    The so-called "irony" is a vivid example of the fact that they are afraid and cannot repeat anything like this. Especially if you remember that time! The resources of the army were at zero. But British tanks were not allowed to enter the airfield !!! So, don't la-la !!!
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 November 2015 06: 33 New
    +6
    Shoigu always had order. In the sense of life for the MTS. Useful experience. And to keep pilots a couple of months in the heat in tents - guaranteed to get problems - they are with a physical condition, and with a mental one. In general, it is not the quality of the combat work that amazes - it’s just used to it, namely the clarity and secrecy during the deployment, and now with the supply. Well, it was not in vain that so many exercises were conducted.
    1. Just BB
      Just BB 21 November 2015 06: 50 New
      0
      "Not enough" for "Marshal" - The houses are for a long time, the tent is here today, tomorrow ....
  7. amba balamut 77
    amba balamut 77 21 November 2015 06: 36 New
    -4
    It seems to me alone that ours knew about the attacks in Paris in advance. Explosion over the blue, weaving for a long time with the cause of the crash, attack on Paris, recognition of the terrorist attack with an airliner, a sharp increase in strikes in Syria. After all, we increased the onslaught in Syria 3-4 days earlier, the reaction of the West would have been completely different from what it is now. Somehow everything turned out politically smooth. We must pay tribute to the Kremlin, partners were given cleanly. All normal people have little choice with respect to the broads, and the Syrians simply do not have it. Or they, or them.
    1. shamil
      shamil 21 November 2015 06: 57 New
      +5
      Your first phrase is provocative. Those who organized the attacks knew. And this is clearly a man of the western formation. They are not accustomed to kill their own. History has repeatedly confirmed this. As for intensifying strikes, the honor and praise of the Russian army for its readiness. Moreover, the potential remains.
      1. amba balamut 77
        amba balamut 77 21 November 2015 07: 53 New
        -1
        With provocation, you got excited, it's you in vain. Just wondering if anyone like me thinks. Very much in the last week, everything has changed. The activity of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, the attacks in France, and most importantly the attitude towards our attacks on ISIS. I do not believe that everything can happen this way by itself.
        1. 3officer
          3officer 21 November 2015 08: 09 New
          +4
          It’s the work of the Foreign Ministry and intelligence of any country to try to take advantage of the current situation in favor of their state. But it is unlikely that they knew and did not warn (they are not omnipotent to monitor the French gang underground, here they would have to deal with their IGI residents)
          1. amba balamut 77
            amba balamut 77 21 November 2015 09: 29 New
            +1
            I agree. Maybe they warned, the Germans say for sure, the Old was leaked to the French. But ours (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other specialists), in the light of recent events, twisted all partners, it’s nice to see expensive.
            1. S-cream
              S-cream 21 November 2015 10: 23 New
              0
              In fact, examinations of explosives in such a volume (aircraft) may take longer. So in terms of time - it completely coincides. And for our there was absolutely no sense in waiting for the terrorist attacks in France. Ours are already in Syria, and so are already performing actions. To find reasons for increasing the intensity of the bombing can be another, simpler. Yes, and do not look for her, in fact. And certainly not at the cost of more than two hundred people.
          2. Yuyuka
            Yuyuka 21 November 2015 12: 53 New
            0
            It’s the work of the Foreign Ministry and intelligence of any country to try to take advantage of the current situation in favor of their state. But it is unlikely that they knew and did not warn (they are not omnipotent to monitor the French gang underground, here they would have to deal with their IGI residents)

            sometimes it’s impossible to convey all the information without substituting its important agents, therefore even if there was infa, but if there are strategic tasks for the further prevention of terrorist attacks - somehow a threat of a chemical or bacteriological attack, I think no matter how scary it sounds better to lose several hundred than tens millions. Therefore, the truth is not given to us, and it is not necessary.
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  8. Stepan stepanovich
    Stepan stepanovich 21 November 2015 06: 53 New
    +5
    So the first successes of the Syrian army must be followed by a continuation. At any cost.


    "And that means we need one victory
    One for all we will not stand for the price".(FROM)
    Did I understand the author correctly?
  9. Just BB
    Just BB 21 November 2015 07: 02 New
    +6
    said Obama. According to him, Assad will not be able to regain legitimacy. Recently, diplomatic efforts have been made to create a space on which a decisive turn and political transfer of power will be possible in the future, the president said. In particular, the United States has hopes for a possible ceasefire agreement, which, although it will not be respected by everyone, will create at least sections of relative calm.

    That's where the legs grow and the horns stick out.
    Remove a strong leader, sow confusion and lead a handful of tame "leaders" themselves.
    And Peskov reads like a mantra: "A ground operation in Syria is not possible."
    So don't fight, but "stake out" the territory.
    Otherwise - "kerosene burned in vain"
    1. 3officer
      3officer 21 November 2015 07: 20 New
      +2
      The western project of IS has already been heavily exposed and publicized, it has fulfilled its task and is most likely closed. Perhaps most of the terror from IS will soon "change" into another "free Syrian army" (that is, it will fall into a reserve for hunters from the Russian Aerospace Forces) will form enclaves in the occupied territories (and, of course, the patronage of the "partners".) It is possible to split Syria where Assad will get, at best, the coastal Alawite region.
  10. Vladimir71
    Vladimir71 21 November 2015 07: 22 New
    +2
    To the author a huge respect is clear and to the point, and in the end there are already goosebumps.
  11. valokordin
    valokordin 21 November 2015 07: 28 New
    +1
    it was a carefully thought-out military-political action, in the preparation of which the political leadership of the country took part, and the Russian General Staff in its updated guise - freed from the dictates of the "female battalion", who ruled the ball under the former Minister of Defense, and received the authority to choose the weapon that necessary to have, based on the logic of possible battles.
    Well, the author -> author -> the author remembered Taburetkin? Well, he was stealing, well, he was a womanizer, but he was forgiven, in a monetary place, do not remember him in a bustle and do not cast a shadow. He is a hero of the Russian Federation and chief of the General Staff a hero.
  12. Petrof
    Petrof 21 November 2015 07: 44 New
    0
    Well, beyond Syria - only Russia //

    Iran yet
    Yes, and about the Western world - is not so clear
    France certainly not for IS now
    1. shamil
      shamil 21 November 2015 07: 58 New
      +2
      France Reportedly involved in the fight against the IS-bombed refineries. And these are the main funds of the country of Syria. It seems that the Franks, against their will, are strapped to the harness of the United States. The same division into good and bad ... And in general. And who is behind the attacks. Where is the investigation, where is the court? The fact that the IG boasted of their abilities is not proof. Like September 11, 2001, the picture is similar, the scale is not the same. Yes. But one handwriting. Of the West.
      1. Petrof
        Petrof 21 November 2015 08: 35 New
        +1
        Quote: shamil
        bombed the refinery.


        they are busy IG
        even when they retreat, they will surely blow up
        and so now, after the bombing - they will be inactive
  13. evil partisan
    evil partisan 21 November 2015 07: 46 New
    +3
    the personnel of the Russian air base in Latakia, given the color of their uniforms, have not yet been nicknamed "cream men."
    “Cream little men”? what . No. It doesn’t sound ... I suggest calling them "Bright people" yes .
    1. amba balamut 77
      amba balamut 77 21 November 2015 08: 00 New
      +5
      "Bright People" or "Cream Men" arrived and the next positions of ISIS were mixed with shit and dust. Sounds like something special lol
      1. olimpiada15
        olimpiada15 21 November 2015 15: 31 New
        +2
        And there will be a legend.
        "Black days came to the Assyrian land. Black people appeared who brutally killed the people. And it seemed terrible days would never end.
        But one day White swans appeared in the sky and looking at the sky black people, numb with fear, prayed "Rusia, Allah Akbar, Rusia."
        It was Bright people who flew in and brought with them light, from which the black servants of Iblis in black clothes disappeared into the sewers. And the people remembered the words of the leader of the Light People that the terrorists should be soaked in the outhouse, and this is how it happened: the accomplices of the devil who performed black deeds ended their journey where their shame will be eternal. "
    2. S-cream
      S-cream 21 November 2015 10: 18 New
      +1
      It is not clear why, following the example of “green men” and “polite people”, the personnel of the Russian air base in Latakia, given the color of their uniforms, have not yet been called “cream men”.

      It’s absolutely clear. In those cases, a euphemism was required in order not to say directly what everyone already knew. And here - no secrets, no secrets. They are fighting the Russian Aerospace Forces. All.
  14. Petrof
    Petrof 21 November 2015 07: 55 New
    +1
    Quote: Angry Guerrilla
    I propose to call them "Bright people" yes.


    Jedi :-)

    may force be with them!
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    2. U-96
      U-96 21 November 2015 08: 53 New
      +1
      Quote: Petrof
      Jedi :-)

      funny mistake.
    3. atalef
      atalef 21 November 2015 10: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: Petrof
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      I propose to call them "Bright people" yes.


      Jedi :-)

      may force be with them!

      Empire of good yes
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 21 November 2015 12: 53 New
        +1
        Quote: atalef
        Empire of good
        Sarcasm means sad ... Hello Spiteful drinks .
      2. family tree
        family tree 21 November 2015 13: 47 New
        +1
        Quote: atalef
        Empire of good yes

        Yes lan, you start again, simply and modestly, Empire, and all repeat laughing
        Sarcasm means sad ..
        Zdorovichka, Half liter what how is Moscow there?
        1. evil partisan
          evil partisan 21 November 2015 13: 56 New
          +1
          Quote: perepilka
          Half liter
          Half Act !! am
          drinks Hi!
          Quote: perepilka
          how is Moscow there?
          Nightmare! Check around ... Well, nothing. In less than an hour I fly to my place. We are calm there ...
          1. family tree
            family tree 21 November 2015 14: 06 New
            +1
            Quote: Angry Guerrilla
            Half Act !! am

            He came up with it himself and take a bite, I also have Sclerosis, in between recourse
            In less than an hour I fly to my place.

            Good riddance ... what A, no, not that belay Bon voyage! yes
            Sclerosis, cho, you will not remember everything belay request
            1. evil partisan
              evil partisan 21 November 2015 14: 09 New
              +1
              Quote: perepilka
              Good riddance ...

              sad
              And you there too ...
              1. family tree
                family tree 21 November 2015 20: 08 New
                0
                Quote: Angry Guerrilla
                sad
                And you there too ...

                This one flew in, didn't it? You at least tinkle, I'm worried, damn it!
                1. evil partisan
                  evil partisan 21 November 2015 20: 21 New
                  +1
                  Quote: perepilka
                  This one flew in, didn't it?

                  Yes. This time it cost ... And in Domodedovo, at the 320th, when landing, the chassis broke down. It turns out that almost immediately after our departure ...
                  1. family tree
                    family tree 21 November 2015 21: 43 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Angry Guerrilla
                    Yes. This time it cost ... And in Domodedovo, at the 320th, when landing, the chassis broke down. It turns out that almost immediately after our departure ..

                    Well ..., it's a sin to gossip. And the chassis, Duc from my "Sportazhik", also everything broke down until the suspension was transferred to our "UAZ-Gazelle-Sable-Volga", they save on iron, to the detriment of strength, they are looking for all the benefits in terms of cargo, thresholds, on their own, cut when, 0,9, what does it do with primer, paint and "anti-gravel" what
                    And I, even recently, am afraid to fly what
                    1. evil partisan
                      evil partisan 21 November 2015 21: 44 New
                      +1
                      Quote: perepilka
                      And I, even recently, am afraid to fly

                      And with my belly I won’t take it at all ...
                      1. family tree
                        family tree 21 November 2015 21: 57 New
                        0
                        Quote: Angry Guerrilla
                        And with my belly I won’t take it at all ...

                        Md what Well, come on, come to me, or else from our fool, for a year and a half people escaped, with a staff of about two hundred what And there, either you will not survive, or you will be like Sanka, or I, slender, thin and sonorous, third, shorter what drinks
                      2. evil partisan
                        evil partisan 21 November 2015 22: 02 New
                        +1
                        Quote: perepilka
                        come on to me

                        stop No, really. Electricity is all right. But electricity is on top sad ... Ett already over the chur ... You atalef agitate yes . He can. I believe in him wink .
                      3. family tree
                        family tree 21 November 2015 22: 13 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Angry Guerrilla
                        You atalef agitate yes. He can. I believe in him wink ...

                        Yes, he has there, a sinecure, according to his stories, horseradish will go, the current I do not even believe very well in him, the counterintelligence worthless.
                        Well, then, carry your belly, if it’s not a burden, it would be suggested what drinks
  • samara-58
    samara-58 21 November 2015 07: 57 New
    +1
    Thanks to the author !!! Briefly and folding! A huge plus !!!!! good
  • petr1965
    petr1965 21 November 2015 08: 01 New
    0
    Yes, we need a victory .so our mentality.
  • Readme
    Readme 21 November 2015 08: 04 New
    +1
    Last words: At all costs. Sorry, I do not agree.
  • slizhov
    slizhov 21 November 2015 08: 05 New
    +4
    Syrian army is tired ...
    Of course, there is no doubt. And it is important that the Syrians have acquired the skill of conducting defensive battles in which it is believed that the attacker loses from 1 to 3 to 1 to 5. They left and left territories for more than one year, and now there must be a different tactic at all, THE TACTICS OF SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE ACTIONS, and this also will not be learned in a week.
    But, in my opinion, no one could have imagined how deeply and seriously the gangs dug in, which had amazing maneuverability during the advance of government troops.
    And the preparation of this rabble? Who just did not learn these bearded nits ...
    1. 3officer
      3officer 21 November 2015 08: 24 New
      +2
      I agree. It seems to me incorrect to reproach the SAA for the fact that they attack badly or "sit out" in the defense. Since the age of 12, in battles, thousands were killed and wounded. There is no front line as such, at any moment you can get a bullet in the back. Under threat of reprisals. families (thugs may be in the next block from them). How would the super "seals, seals and other foreign legionnaires" fight in such a situation is another question.
  • s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 21 November 2015 08: 30 New
    +2
    In the West, when Russian aviation suddenly began to strike at the positions of the Islamic State, they literally fell into prostration. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who missed everything, was especially fierce, who began to threaten Russia with new developments in the field of nuclear weapons, and even with laser weapons
    He is a "commander", so he is responsible for everything. As they trained their subordinates, so they perform the tasks. So, "You" all asked .... whether, Our military operation. Good luck to you "gentlemen".
  • Riperbahn
    Riperbahn 21 November 2015 08: 47 New
    +3
    It would be nice to have an article about the combat work of the Iranian armed forces in Syria.
  • Lex.
    Lex. 21 November 2015 09: 15 New
    +5
    And in our country the state radio station broadcast allegedly 400 civilians died from the strike of the Russian air force, of whom 96 were children, so here we are being treated
    1. McLuha-MacLeod
      McLuha-MacLeod 21 November 2015 09: 38 New
      0
      Did you provide any evidence? It's time to sue for slander!
      1. S-cream
        S-cream 21 November 2015 10: 16 New
        +1
        Do not give it. It is enough to say the magic phrase: "According to information from independent sources", and then carry any nonsense.
      2. Lex.
        Lex. 21 November 2015 10: 39 New
        +1
        Makluha-MacLeod (2)  Today, 09:38 ↑


        Did you provide any evidence? It's time to sue for slander! -This radio director Ukrainian Medvedenko
    2. Banshee
      Banshee 21 November 2015 10: 43 New
      +2
      They took it too little. On TV "Dozhd" they talked about "several thousand". So your still shy ones.
  • Wolka
    Wolka 21 November 2015 09: 18 New
    +2
    everything has its time, we must pay tribute that ISIS is also not done with a finger, they have a rich combat experience of war "without rules", and besides, in their ranks there are many professional military both from the Syrian army and from the Iraqi army (former Saddam generals clearly not suckers), plus they have plenty of Western military advisers, because the war in Syria is far from a civil war, but a war of the West against the East, if it is completely simplified, then this is the US war against Russia ...
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 November 2015 09: 46 New
    +2
    not only the plans of the Islamists, who believed that victory was already in their pocket, but also plans for more serious geopolitical players

    But this became clearly visible even after the start of our operation in Syria. And now the United States is generally spinning in a frying pan. So much money flew away under the Russian bombs along with the hopes and political image of the "hegemon". Against this background, another dirty trick on the part of the United States and its allies in relation to Russia is not excluded.
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 22 November 2015 03: 31 New
      0
      You were happy early. The end and edge of the started game is still not visible. It is not clear how else it will end. If only not for the World War, as usual.
  • S-cream
    S-cream 21 November 2015 10: 15 New
    0
    It is not clear why, following the example of “green men” and “polite people”, the personnel of the Russian air base in Latakia, given the color of their uniforms, have not yet been called “cream men”.

    It’s absolutely clear. In those cases, a euphemism was required in order not to say directly what everyone already knew. And here - no secrets, no secrets. They are fighting the Russian Aerospace Forces. All.
  • rudolff
    rudolff 21 November 2015 10: 19 New
    +3
    Participation in the ground operation could seriously help the Syrians. It is unclear why our people refuse so categorically. If everything is organized according to the mind, not one of our soldiers will die. Motorized rifle and tank units can be excluded, but all those that are capable of operating at a distance of 20-30 km from the front line can be used. Rocketeers with the Tochka-U OTRK (anyway, they will soon all be written off), MLRS calculations with their Grads, Hurricanes, Tornadoes (at the same time, they would have buried the warehouse deposits in Transnistria), long-range artillery like MSTA-S, Geocynt. Sapper and engineering units, signalmen, rembats, field hospitals would not be superfluous. The use of special forces is also possible. As reconnaissance, fire adjustments, for other "delicate" operations. Ideally, Chechen units. Muslims, every second knows Arabic, many of them are former militants ... Are not the soldiers of Allah ISIS?
    Well, increase military-technical assistance. This is exactly the case when the number can offset a lack of quality. Our storage bases are littered with equipment that we will never use. Tanks (T-55, T-62), outdated, but still suitable artillery, MLRS, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers. After maintenance, hundreds of units can be delivered.
    1. atalef
      atalef 21 November 2015 10: 45 New
      +3
      Quote: rudolff
      Participation in the ground operation could seriously help the Syrians. It is not clear why ours so categorically refuse.

      Waiting for your son to grow up and be called
      Quote: rudolff
      If everything is organized in the mind, not one of our soldiers will die

      So they organize - according to the mind.
      They just do not climb

      Quote: rudolff
      Engineer and engineer units, signalmen, rembats, and field hospitals would not be out of place.

      laughing and all at the removal of 20-30 kmt of the front, and you know - there is no front line laughing
      1. rudolff
        rudolff 21 November 2015 11: 23 New
        +4
        atalef. First, my son will be called, not yours. Why are you worried? Secondly, they have already climbed. The only question is by what forces and means. Third, call the front line a contact line if the "front" hurts your ears. And fourthly, I have not drunk on brotherhood with you and I do not poke you, even though I will be much older.
        1. I returned
          I returned 21 November 2015 12: 38 New
          +1
          well, when discussing politics in Russia, Jews also consider themselves entitled to tell us who to vote for)))) these guys sincerely believe that everything in this world concerns them
        2. cast iron
          cast iron 22 November 2015 03: 29 New
          0
          As far as I understand, you don't have a son, since you are so calmly beaten by your sons. To fight for other people's uncles for the glory of the Rottenbergs is apparently the ideology of the new Russians, sorry, Russians. Forgotten by the Russians as a war for the glory of the capitalists poured out in 1917.
    2. Lex.
      Lex. 21 November 2015 10: 57 New
      +2
      Well, your special forces are probably there, you can train and equip Syrians
    3. asar
      asar 21 November 2015 12: 53 New
      +1
      rudolff!
      Who needs to participate in the "ground"
      Just declaring it is not accepted!
  • Severok
    Severok 21 November 2015 10: 33 New
    +1
    If all the actual, and not "passport", male refugees from Syria stood up with weapons against ISIS, the situation would have been reversed by the new year. Consequently, those refugees who call themselves Syrian while sitting in Europe are just freeloaders and drones.
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 22 November 2015 03: 26 New
      0
      No one will stand to death for incomprehensible values. Capitalism does nothing good. No one will defend the old way of life if it is no different from the new one.
  • roskot
    roskot 21 November 2015 10: 39 New
    +2
    Syria needs victory. We need victory in Syria. There is no third.
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    provincial 21 November 2015 12: 31 New
    0
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  • urik62
    urik62 21 November 2015 14: 48 New
    0
    This Syrian army will not be able to do a damn thing, you have to harness to the fullest once such porridge is brewed. In vain they said that there would be no ground operation, now they will lie to people.
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 22 November 2015 03: 25 New
      0
      Here is another ground-based operation and the Russian Vanyam was not enough. The finish. I would like to look at the fools who will run to die in the Middle East for the Rottenbergs and the Prokhorovs.
  • BaLaLaykin
    BaLaLaykin 21 November 2015 16: 21 New
    0
    Quote: igor67
    Quote: I'm back
    and in your opinion it is right to give the land of the Allavites Christians Kurds of the Druze to the property of the Sunites?

    But in Lebanon, the lands of the Arabs of Christians were taken away, now there is a Shiite hezbola, you’ll decide once you’ve returned,

    If you are so categorical, then why not look at Iraq, the majority of them are also Sunnis, and the Shiite government, and vice versa in Bahrain. And everyone is happy. Or are the governments appointed by America not subject to discussion?
  • Truth-lovers
    Truth-lovers 22 November 2015 02: 11 New
    0
    Quote: venaya
    It would be difficult for the Syrians to win without methodical training of the government army.
    Who are the Syrians? And to teach is taught. And there is a lot of weapons - and how, after 4 years of war, a regular, professional army could not cope with a handful of bandits in "carts"?

    Quote: andj61
    this is right - only 70% of the population REALLY serves as the basis for the reproduction of militants, not the Syrian army. In fact, only 10-12% of the population support Syria Assad unconditionally; these are Alawites, for whom losing means death
    That's it ! Gold words ! Although some Sunnis supported him (supported), Christians supported him earlier, the Druze traditionally loyal authorities (or the winner) ...

    Quote: War and Peace
    Russian and Arabic are very closely related, this was discovered by the Arabist professor Vashkevich,
    This is a little nonsense. There is no strong connection. And so, in general, science has long since discovered that ALL PLANET LANGUAGES are interconnected to some extent and come from the same source - and by the way, it confirms that the legend about Noah and his clan is not a legend at all.

    Quote: shamil
    Those who organized the attacks knew. And this is clearly a man of the western formation. They are not accustomed to kill their own. History has repeatedly confirmed this.
    You are clearly weak in the subject. So far, history has shown that there were more civil wars in Russia than in European countries. And we slaughtered each other much more bloodier than themselves. This is surprising, but true.

    Quote: roskot
    Syria needs victory. We need victory in Syria. There is no third.
    It remains to figure out what Syria is and which of the peoples represents it most fully - Kurds, Druze, Christians, Alawites or Sunnis?
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 22 November 2015 03: 23 New
      0
      But how did the Russian super-army fail to cope immediately with a handful of bearded men in Chechnya? For this, 2 wars were needed. And this is with a nuclear power. And this despite the fact that the supply of Chechens and the replenishment of mercenaries was difficult in comparison with the Middle East.

      Yes Yes Yes. The Syrians support ISIS and other "rebels" so zealously that hundreds of thousands are fleeing to Europe on rafts. Apparently such a flash mob.

      Well, this is when we cut ourselves "much bloodier" than civilized Europeans? And how did you calculate the bloodiness? Can you give me statistics?

      And in Syria, amazingly different nations and religions coexisted normally, until the black monkey in Washington wanted to destroy it.
  • Truth-lovers
    Truth-lovers 22 November 2015 14: 48 New
    0
    Quote: cast iron
    But how did the Russian super-army fail to cope immediately with a handful of bearded men in Chechnya? For this, 2 wars were needed. And this is with a nuclear power
    Well, first of all, I think that it was necessary to work with all its might, and not to launder the loot, and for me the best picture is the flying houses of the aul, fired from "Grad" or "Saushki". Moreover, I know the 2nd Chechen from personal experience, I was then a young fool.

    Syrians flee FROM DRAWING. And mostly these are Sunnis. The Alawites fight like animals, but they are mainly in elite brigades, because there are few of them and the defeat of Assad means their universal massacre.

    In Syria, it has never been calm - as indeed in most countries of the Middle East, especially multinational. Just when there was a strong restraint, this is one thing. And when the power of the dominant clan weakened + overseas friends helped = then an armed rebellion happened.
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 22 November 2015 20: 13 New
      0
      And why did you decide that the situation in the Syrian army should have been better than in the Russian army, for example, in 1996?

      The Syrians SO SUPPORT their ISIS Sunni brothers and hate Assad and the Alawites so much that they are fleeing massively from ISIL and opposition gangs)))) Schizophrenia in its purest form. Is it much easier? And the bulk of the men in Syria didn’t see the Sharia with Islamic fascists who cut off different parts of the body to the glory of Allah? The flight from the opposition and ISIS only says that Assad and the Alawites were quite comfortable with most of the male Sunni population in Syria.

      Overseas monkeys - yes, they are always ready to help in self-destruction and massacre. The trouble with the USSR was that the communists were very humane and did not try to create interethnic and interreligious massacres in the "civilized" USA. It's a pity.