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Putin’s success in fighting ISIS (Daily Express, UK)

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Putin’s success in fighting ISIS (Daily Express, UK)



The US finally recognized that Russia is doing everything right

Washington has long criticized the actions of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East, accusing the Russian leader of helping the extremely ambiguous regime of Bashar al-Assad.

However, one American intelligence official said on condition of anonymity that Russian air strikes were effective in terms of combating terrorism.

This American intelligence officer told Reuters: "The Russians did not rush there at all blindly: by paying their price, they gained certain advantages."

According to the Kremlin, despite the fact that since the start of the air campaign, the Russian military conducted more than 5 thousands of air strikes, they have suffered almost no losses.

This campaign turned out to be quite profitable for Moscow and financially.

The annual defense budget of Russia is 54 billion dollars, however, according to Russian officials, the Syrian campaign costs the country about 1 – 2 billion dollars a year.

One senior American official said: "Undoubtedly, with the military support of Russia, the Assad regime is safer than before."

However, according to experts, the successes of Russia in the war with ISIS in Syria lead to the weakening of opponents of the besieged Syrian President Assad.

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Mr. Putin has been an ally of Assad. Both leaders pledged to crush the Islamic State, which now controls vast tracts of Syrian territory.

The United States and its allies argue that the withdrawal of Assad from power is a key condition for the start of a long peace process in Syria.

At the moment, Russia along with some other countries is conducting military operations in Syria, aimed at destroying ISIS after the November terrorist attacks in Paris, as a result of which 130 people died.

According to the Soufan Group, a New York-based organization, more than 800 citizens of Russia are fighting on the side of ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In this regard, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia also occupy high positions in the list of countries whose citizens join the ranks of ISIL: on the side of this terrorist group, 2,5 and 3 are fighting thousands of citizens of these countries, respectively.

For many years, Russia had to tackle the serious problem of terrorism at home. Moscow has long been in extremely tense relations with the predominantly Muslim population of the North Caucasus, which is fighting for its full independence.

According to experts, many citizens of the Caucasian states have joined ISIS in the Middle East and pose a serious threat to the security of Russia if they return to their homeland.

Although the Kremlin is doing everything possible to eliminate the threat from ISIS in Syria, some reports suggest that Moscow deliberately exports questionable people to fight on the side of ISIL, and that for her it is a way to get rid of the terrorist threat inside their boundaries.

According to data provided by Syrian Humans Rights Watch earlier this year, more than 320 thousands have already died in the Syrian civil war.
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  1. Nik_One
    Nik_One 5 January 2016 07: 07
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    Usually the indicator of the correctness of Russia's actions is as follows:
    The more the "democratic" media screech and the more slop flows to our country, the more correct our leadership is.
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 5 January 2016 07: 23
      14
      some reports suggest that Moscow deliberately exports dubious people to fight on the side of the ISI, and that for her this is a way to get rid of the terrorist threat within its borders.

      We have a pipeline for the elimination of boronchay works in both directions, with maximum efficiency wassat The joke of course and nonsense, namely, to engage in domestic exports through propaganda. This is a daring attempt to hide the ears of the Saudis and Qatari by recruiting Russian citizens to DAISH am

      I do not need Anglo-Saxon "praise" and "recognition", article - minus am
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 5 January 2016 08: 20
        12
        From the text of the article
        Moscow has long been in extremely tense relations with the predominantly Muslim population of the North Caucasus, which is fighting for its full independence.

        Firstly, this "independence" is understood by the Americans in a very peculiar way.
        And secondly, it is the “predominantly Muslim population” of the North Caucasus, which the Americans, Turks and Saudis diligently heat up, only thinks that it is fighting for its independence. Independence from whom? From peoples with whom they have been living for centuries? For what? For your own domination over them?
        In fact, history shows that all the advocates of "Western democracy" with their talk of independence are ordinary colonialists who themselves never really freed anyone, but only pitted other nations into a war among themselves to weaken them, so that later on they fully establish precisely their political and economic domination.
        You can’t build your independence on someone else’s lack of freedom. Boomerang will come out.
    2. Truth
      Truth 5 January 2016 07: 26
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      Quote: Nik_One
      and the more flows of slops to our country

      It seems like a banal, but at the same time historically distressed opinion, about the correctness of life of the Russian State.
      This is even in personal life:
      - if you are praised by a neighbor or a "close" friend - immediately scroll through all the past events, you are somewhere obseb ... deceived.
      - if they reproach and scold, then everything is in order - fucked up ... you couldn’t deceive you.
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    4. vlad66
      vlad66 5 January 2016 09: 14
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      Although the Kremlin is doing everything possible to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS in Syria, some reports suggest that Moscow deliberately exports dubious people to fight on the side of ISIS and that this is a way for it to get rid of the terrorist threat within its borders.

      A strange impression of the article whether they pulled a few quotes and put it together, and if that's how they scream it means we are doing it right and there are successes.
      The United States and its allies argue that the withdrawal of Assad from power is a key condition for the start of a long peace process in Syria.

      This mantra of the West is already pretty tired, I believe that America with its coalition should leave the Middle East.
      1. kartalovkolya
        kartalovkolya 5 January 2016 11: 11
        +2
        An article from the category: "... seven miles to heaven and everything in the forest ..." the impression is created that the author is trying to cover something with his "opus" like a smoke screen! In short: "Fear the Danians who bring gifts", and we will figure out how our VKS work without the "snotty" ones!
  2. Persistent
    Persistent 5 January 2016 07: 07
    16
    Now they will start sucking up to first share the victory with Russia, and after 10 years they start yelling that the United States defeated ISIS. The screeching "USA won the second world war and liberated Europe" got everyone !!! For future generations to believe in this, they are demolishing monuments to our soldiers ... fool angry
    1. Truth
      Truth 5 January 2016 07: 54
      +6
      Quote: Persistent
      The screeching "USA won the second world war and liberated Europe" got everyone !!!

      And here it is in OUR, Russian history textbooks.

      The main tank battle of the Second World War, according to Creder, was the battle of El Alamein in North Africa. Yes, it was really quite a major tank battle, but 400 tanks participated in it, on the one hand, and 900 on the other.
      It can not be compared with thousands of tanks on both sides of the Kursk Bulge.
      In the same way, the battle for Midway Atoll was proclaimed the most important battle of the Second World War, while the textbook does not say that only ... 5 American paratroopers were thrown into this battle.
      Compared to millions of soldiers on the Eastern Front
      1. Mikhail Krapivin
        Mikhail Krapivin 5 January 2016 11: 35
        0
        They have their own story, we have our own.
      2. 11 black
        11 black 5 January 2016 12: 52
        +1
        Quote: Truth
        And here it is in OUR, Russian history textbooks.

        Can I take a picture of a textbook, or at least a publication? Interesting date to see
        1. avva2012
          avva2012 5 January 2016 13: 46
          0
          Can I take a picture of a textbook, or at least a publication? Interesting date to see
          But, in general, are these our textbooks? Senior, just about those years that should study the history of these years. Something did not meet similar.
        2. Truth
          Truth 5 January 2016 16: 48
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          Textbook on the history of Russia, A.A. Creder
  3. venaya
    venaya 5 January 2016 07: 07
    +4
    “Undoubtedly, with the military support of Russia, the Assad regime is safer than before”

    A very rare and rather valuable recognition of the British truly expert on today's events in Syria. Such frankness has not yet been found in their ranks, perhaps they are trying for themselves to find a way out of the situation in the Syrian issue.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 5 January 2016 07: 23
      +5
      Quote: venaya
      A very rare and quite valuable recognition of a British truly specialist ...


      I sometimes doubt that the US itself, without any GB participation, is pursuing its policy ... Perhaps the whole brain remained on the island, and an aggressive puppet is jumping overseas? In this situation, it becomes clear why some "are not afraid" on a piece of land that temporarily emerged from the ocean, while others "change diapers" and hysteria in anticipation of "Russian threats" ...
      what
  4. pvv113
    pvv113 5 January 2016 07: 09
    +7
    Washington has long criticized the actions of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East

    This was not criticism, but an attempt, and miserable, to preserve the palm of the world leader. But seeing is not fate hi
  5. seregina68
    seregina68 5 January 2016 07: 15
    +5
    Outraged by one phrase from the article: "Moscow has long been in extremely tense relations with the predominantly Muslim population of the North Caucasus, which is fighting for its complete independence." Does not correspond to today's reality, however ..
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 5 January 2016 11: 52
      +2
      It never matched. Russia did not give the opportunity to climb England into the Caucasus, and they still grit their teeth. it’s true, sometimes, you think, but you had to give the hot Caucasian guys, years so on 50-t, to the arm of England. Maybe now, it was different. True, perhaps after fifty years there would have been no hot ...
      Great Britain, has never been distinguished by its humanism.
  6. yuriy55
    yuriy55 5 January 2016 07: 15
    +2
    ... Moscow deliberately exports dubious people to fight on the side of ISIS, and that for her it is a way to get rid of the terrorist threat within its borders.


    Of the two options: to fight ISIS on the spot (in Syria) and to allow terrorists to spread to Russia and fight here already, - Putin chose the first option. This option has proven effective and successful.
  7. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 5 January 2016 07: 18
    +4
    At the moment, Russia, along with some other countries, is conducting military operations in Syria aimed at the destruction of ISIS after the November terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people.
    Why would he turn so? So we are fighting for the French in Syria? Then what are we sanctions for? wassat
    1. Armax
      Armax 5 January 2016 09: 19
      +5
      Quote: VNP1958PVN
      Why would he turn so? So we are fighting for the French in Syria?

      Well, he doesn’t turn his tongue to sympathize with Russia for the airbus blown up in the sky with our people.
      We are a little underprivileged for them, that's the French people, that's why he turned it around.
    2. EvgNik
      EvgNik 5 January 2016 09: 44
      +1
      Quote: VNP1958PVN
      Why would he turn so?

      And this has already begun to distort history. So they will be written in textbooks. Rather, new textbooks already started writing.
  8. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 5 January 2016 07: 19
    +3
    Washington has long criticized the actions of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East ...
    And I must admit that not only criticized, but also inserted sticks into the wheels, which continues to this day. But against the stick, there was also a crowbar.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 5 January 2016 07: 31
      +2
      Quote: s.melioxin
      ... But against the stick, there was also a crowbar.


      Notice, not one ... We even know where to put these crowbars, it remains to catch these stickmen ...
  9. Same lech
    Same lech 5 January 2016 07: 23
    +6
    The United States and its allies argue that the withdrawal of Assad from power is a key condition for the start of a long peace process in Syria.


    I am becoming more and more convinced that the support of ASADA RUSSIA is vital for us.
    The United States is a fiend of hell doing everything to deprive RUSSIA of any support in this region and the desire of WASHINGTON to remove ASADA from the same opera at all costs.
    The lesson on KADDAFI’s murder taught us not to believe in any agreements with the WEST in this regard ... moreover, I’m sure that the United States would do the same under favorable conditions for itself with Putin and our country.
    Therefore, it is vital for RUSSIA to pursue its own independent policy, which our ancestors have led for thousands of years, achieving success at the same time ... do not look at the hysterical screams that are heard from WASHINGTON and BRUSSELS ... smile they are not worth a damn egg.
  10. SAM 5
    SAM 5 5 January 2016 07: 25
    +2
    some reports suggest that Moscow deliberately exports dubious people to fight on the side of the ISI, and that for her this is a way to get rid of the terrorist threat within its borders.

    Well not a madhouse? We send some of us to fight on the side of Assad, another part to ISIS.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 5 January 2016 07: 38
      +3
      Quote: SAM 5
      ...Well, is not it a madhouse? We send some of us to fight on the side of Assad, another part to ISIS.


      To find out for sure, you need to check if he has felt boots in his bedroom ... wink

      The Briton put it this way, meaning that the militants from the Russian Caucasus went to the ISIS camp ... Naturally, vouchers were "issued" for them by the Russian security forces, conducting constant counter-terrorist operations to destroy this infection on their territory ... pay and "it was less dangerous" (before the arrival of the videoconferencing) ...
      what
    2. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 5 January 2016 08: 23
      +1
      Quote: SAM 5
      some reports suggest that Moscow deliberately exports dubious people to fight on the side of the ISI, and that for her this is a way to get rid of the terrorist threat within its borders.

      Well not a madhouse? We send some of us to fight on the side of Assad, another part to ISIS.

      And what's so, it’s quite sensible ... How to catch them, judge them and then let them out, follow them again ..
      And in Syria, they are ground and that's all ... Simple and effective! hi Ever wondered why Putin was delaying the operation in Syria? The militants have almost fought in Damascus ... Looks like he was waiting for more raids, from all over the world and from Russia, and he bounced ...! (on the video everyone saw how they screeched in fright .. did not expect such insidiousness on the part of Russia)))))
  11. saltickov.
    saltickov. 5 January 2016 07: 38
    +2
    Putin himself is flying a plane, it can be seen from the photograph, of course, success will be.
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist 5 January 2016 08: 31
      +2
      Quote: saltickov.
      Putin himself is flying a plane

      Turuk Makto - "rider of the last shadow" wink
      1. avva2012
        avva2012 5 January 2016 12: 00
        0
        Turuk Makto - "rider of the last shadow"
        Well, bent. Yes .... And, in Russian, yes in a simple way? "Avatar" looked for a long time.
        1. Bort radist
          Bort radist 5 January 2016 14: 14
          +1
          Quote: avva2012
          Well, bent. Yes .... And, in Russian, but in a simple way?

          The pilots of this machine themselves call it that, between themselves.
          1. avva2012
            avva2012 5 January 2016 14: 38
            0
            Thanks, but why, tell me?
  12. SAM 5
    SAM 5 5 January 2016 07: 39
    +1
    However, one American intelligence official said on condition of anonymity that Russian air strikes were effective in terms of combating terrorism.

    Like it or not - you can’t argue against the facts.
  13. Lyton
    Lyton 5 January 2016 07: 54
    +2
    "they suffered almost no losses" the keyword "almost", if not for the stupid trick of the perdogan, which this one has apparently regretted ten times already.
  14. nagel_Oz
    nagel_Oz 5 January 2016 08: 06
    +2
    Hats off to our analysts. And the prestige of the country, the power of Russian weapons, the influence of Russia in the BV region and the authority of our leader in the world political arena, we got thanks to the "Syrian" step. And the fact that the Saxons praise us means we stepped on their tail strongly.
    And as for "tense relations in the Caucasus" here is complete garbage.
  15. meriem1
    meriem1 5 January 2016 08: 07
    +2
    For many years, Russia had to tackle the serious problem of terrorism at home. Moscow has long been in extremely tense relations with the predominantly Muslim population of the North Caucasus, which is fighting for its full independence.


    Here is nonsense. It is no longer the 90s. The West has remained there ... in the past, which is why they do not succeed. Coated and seated on imaginary laurels. They are funny!
  16. demo
    demo 5 January 2016 08: 25
    +1
    Although the Kremlin is doing everything possible to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS in Syria, some reports suggest that Moscow deliberately exports dubious people to fight on the side of the ISI, and that for it this is a way to get rid of the terrorist threat within its own borders.

    Charming
    Bravo Felipe Araujo!

    Everyone reasoned to the extent of his depravity.

    Author! You would try to tame a cobra.
    I am interested to see how this symbiosis ends.
  17. Riv
    Riv 5 January 2016 09: 01
    +3
    The source is slightly naive and imagines Russia's problems quite distantly. For example, the same relationship with the Caucasus. Kadyrov - a fighter for independence? Rjunimagu ...
    Anyway. Each Felipe is mistaken to the best of his ability.
  18. Armax
    Armax 5 January 2016 09: 02
    +3
    In general, an interesting note, but on some issues the author (Mr. Felipe Arauho) is captured by Western mythology about Russia.
  19. PatriotKZ
    PatriotKZ 5 January 2016 09: 14
    +1
    I agree with the article, the Russian Federation already dominates in world politics and not only in the military issue.
  20. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 5 January 2016 09: 27
    +3
    For some reason, after reading the article, a phrase appeared in my head from a well-known work:
    "horses, people mixed in a heap ...", so in my opinion, the author also collected up to a "heap" all his ideas and "knowledge" about Russia and the events in Syria. Although, of course, it may be "translation difficulties". But somehow this "toughness" of phrases and statements from the article by Felipe Araujo does not give a complete picture of the author's opinion on this issue. Although, of course, on the other hand, apart from recognizing the effectiveness of Russia's actions in Syria, nothing really objective in the Daily Express regarding Russia can appear a priori.
    Such an opinion, colleagues. hi
  21. PValery53
    PValery53 5 January 2016 10: 02
    +1
    The author of the article has no idea what size cockroaches live in his head.
  22. Bort radist
    Bort radist 5 January 2016 16: 16
    0
    Quote: Bort Radist
    Quote: saltickov.
    Putin himself is flying a plane

    Turuk Makto - "rider of the last shadow" wink

    Quote: avva2012
    Turuk Makto - "rider of the last shadow"
    Well, bent. Yes .... And, in Russian, yes in a simple way? "Avatar" looked for a long time.

    Pilots so call it among themselves))
    Quote: avva2012
    Thanks, but why, tell me?

    Look does not resemble in flight. Well, there’s a phrase in the film - Turuk doesn’t look up because nobody flies higher and better than him, who sees his shadow is the last thing he saw.
  23. sergei.84
    sergei.84 5 January 2016 16: 16
    0
    Guys! He put a plus for what they translated and gave to read. I don’t want to put anything to the author. Sorry.