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The Middle East and Russia's Strategic Plans through the Eyes of an Egyptian Analyst

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Imad al-Din Aisha (Egypt), Ph.D., an expert in international studies, who taught at the American University of Cairo, and then became an English-speaking employee of The Egyptian Gazette and Egypt Oil and Gas, spoke about “ambitions” and "Strategy" of Russia in the Middle East.




One of the latest articles by Imad al-Din Aishi, published in the Egyptian newspaper Daily News, is dedicated to the strategic interests of Russia in the Middle East.

One author’s journalist friend (name isn’t) told Mr. Aishe that Russia is ready for a major strategic operation in the Middle East, which, starting with an air campaign in Syria, later "compensates" all those defeats "from the end of the Cold War and the fall of communism" who humiliated Russia and practically drove it out of the region.

According to this anonymous friend, in the current Russian actions there are a number of “economic motives”. The Russians decided to try again to enter the region.

Moscow tried to restore its presence through the alleged participation in the development of Israeli natural gas fields. Israelis were offered offshore drilling platforms. In reality, according to the anonymous author, the de facto Kremlin was offered a “security umbrella” that would cover Israel from “intrusive terrorists” from rocket attacks.

However, it is known that Tel Aviv did not respond to this kind of proposal. The “friend” concludes: there was nothing left for the Russian, how to start the “Syrian campaign”, thanks to which the oil and gas resources of Syria were “involved in the Russian orbit”.

Further, in the article by Imad al-Din Aishi, it is stated that the incident with the Russian military plane on the Turkish border could have been expected: after all, Turkey, "once awake," suddenly discovered that its neighbor in the south "became a huge Russian military base." Russian actually took Turkey "in ticks".

Syria has always been a springboard for Russia in the countries of the Middle East and the Mediterranean, the author believes. That is why the Soviets did not support the unity of Syria with Egypt, under threats forced Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser not to hold Syria in an alliance by force and were not even very interested in uniting Syria with Iraq. According to the analyst, the Russians were much more willing to "punish the Israelis for the 1967 war of the year" than to get close to Egypt. The journalist believes that there can be parallels between what is happening now and what was happening at the height of the Cold War.

The author is confident that what has been said above correlates with the catastrophe of the Russian passenger aircraft in Egypt on October 31. A bomb was used for the attack (“if, of course, it was a bomb”) with a high-altitude fuse. The situation reminded what happened over Lockerbie (Boeing 747 21 explosion December 1988 of the year).

The author believes that Russia is now “punished” for its “regional ambitions”, especially for those actions that are directed not at the “Islamic state”, but at the forces of the Syrian opposition, including Islamist and non-Islamist.

At one time, the Lockerbie incident was used to put pressure on Muammar Gaddafi ("another Soviet ally in the Mediterranean"). The tragic event was the reason for the introduction of the embargo: Gaddafi had to bow to the West.

The “parallels” here are the following: now, France, after the attacks in Paris, clutched Syria with a dead grip. Meanwhile, both Russia and France are allies of Egypt. Egypt's tourism industry has been hit hard by the attacks. In addition, the Russians have always loved to visit Egypt.

However, it is strange to think (regardless of who organized the terrorist attack in the sky), as if a catastrophe with a Russian plane would force the Russians to leave the region. Probably, a catastrophe will even lead to the opposite effect, the author is sure.

One cannot say about Russia that it now has no way out, as it was at the end of the Cold War. And the United States, the analyst believes, is now "not as omnipotent as it once was." In addition, "the Arabs more or less woke up." Other capitals of the Arab world are even trying to get out of the influence of both the United States and Russia.

Meanwhile, Putin does not leave the "path of war." He will stand on it until he finds out who really blew up the plane. And, most likely, he will find out and make him pay for it.

To this we must add that the “punishment” of Russia, about which Imad al-Din Aisha writes, in January 2016 turned into the “punishment” of Egypt.

7 January militants attacked a tourist bus in Cairo. True, instead of explosives, they used pyrotechnic means. No injuries. However, the next day, people allegedly arriving by sea attacked the hotel in Hurghada. As a result of the attack, several vacationers from different countries suffered

Terrorist attacks resumed on January 9. On this day, armed militants killed a policeman and a soldier in Giza (an outlying district of Cairo). Responsibility for the attack took the "Islamic State".

In Hurghada introduced a state of emergency.

There are no Russians among the wounded in Hurghada. 6 of November of last year V.V. Putin agreed with the recommendations of the FSB director Alexander Bortnikov regarding the suspension of the Russian air traffic with Egypt.

We have already written to the "VO" that the radical Islamism in Egypt has not gone away with the departure of M. Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood from the political arena. Many of these "brothers" share the ideology of the "Islamic state". The latter is interested in spreading its influence as widely as possible in the region and even across the globe. IG thinks in terms of the world caliphate, and its enemies are all who oppose it, regardless of whether they are Muslims or Christians, Russians or French.

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  1. PatriotKZ
    PatriotKZ 12 January 2016 06: 18
    0
    Arabs woke up late.
    1. RDX
      RDX 12 January 2016 11: 18
      +3
      Delusional, this miracle analyst carries nonsense, far from reality
      1. kaa_andrey
        kaa_andrey 12 January 2016 12: 56
        0
        So what is the strategy?
        1. razzhivin
          razzhivin 12 January 2016 15: 39
          -1
          Not an article, but some kind of nonsense ... Although, the topic is interesting and is still really closed ...
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 January 2016 06: 32
    +3
    The Turks flew with Syria, like a broom over Paris. They caught on and began to build tricks. But it will not work for them in vain. Turks will get theirs with interest! I am sure of this and have no doubt at all!
    1. -Traveller-
      -Traveller- 12 January 2016 10: 37
      -3
      and what and from whom will they receive? Tell me, if so sure.
    2. Lord blacwood
      Lord blacwood 12 January 2016 10: 53
      -1
      Turkey is a member of NATO. Nobody will touch her, otherwise NATO will rush to help.
    3. Sea Wolf
      Sea Wolf 12 January 2016 11: 10
      0
      Tomatoes do not get off, promised the Darkest. And his words do not differ with deeds.
      1. jovanni
        jovanni 12 January 2016 11: 26
        -2
        Quote: Sea Wolf
        Tomatoes do not get off, promised the Darkest. And his words do not differ with deeds.


        Yolas are fallen! Will cucumbers suffer too ?!
  3. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 12 January 2016 06: 36
    +1
    We now need not to turn off the designated path.
  4. strelets
    strelets 12 January 2016 06: 47
    +8
    I do not understand this howl around our imperial interests. Firstly, we are truly an empire (both in size and in the composition of nationalities and religions, and as heirs of the USSR). And secondly, thanks to our empire, whole countries and peoples remained on the earth, we did not forcibly Russify anyone, helped develop culture, respected their interests.
    More such empires.
    1. Blondy
      Blondy 12 January 2016 07: 41
      +3
      But what is there to understand - a completely predictable reaction: the Ottomans pressed them for several centuries, and then also the arrogant Saxons, but how tired and bored it became under Mubarek they tried to try liberal freedoms with American sauce, but they turned out to be Muslim brothers. And then CC came, put things in order and pressed slightly. So howls in vain.
      1. Spitfire
        Spitfire 12 January 2016 10: 23
        0
        Quote: Blondy
        But what is there to understand - a completely predictable reaction: the Ottomans pressed them for several centuries, and then also the arrogant Saxons, but how tired and bored it became under Mubarek they tried to try liberal freedoms with American sauce, but they turned out to be Muslim brothers. And then CC came, put things in order and pressed slightly. So howls in vain.


        "Muslim Brotherhood" happened to them since the beginning of the 20th century. And Nasser pressed them first.
    2. -Traveller-
      -Traveller- 12 January 2016 10: 34
      0
      in economics, we’re not pulling the empire anymore. and you won’t go far without it.
      and enough of this nonsense about the humanism of the Russian empire / USSR. how can be humane to national minorities a country inhumane to a state-forming nation. everything was the same as with others - assimilation of foreigners, and destruction and repression - everything was.
      look at least at the demography of the Karelians in the 20th century.
  5. Hello
    Hello 12 January 2016 06: 56
    +7
    The author’s friend has a somewhat strange logical chain:
    Moscow tried to restore its presence through the alleged participation in the development of Israeli natural gas fields. Israelis were offered offshore drilling platforms. In reality, according to the anonymous author, the de facto Kremlin was offered a “security umbrella” that would cover Israel from “intrusive terrorists” from rocket attacks.

    Offshore platforms in exchange for an umbrella, although we kind of have our own umbrella. I don’t remember such proposals. request
    However, it is known that Tel Aviv did not respond to this kind of proposal. The “friend” concludes: there was nothing left for the Russian, how to start the “Syrian campaign”, thanks to which the oil and gas resources of Syria were “involved in the Russian orbit”.

    Actually, if my memory serves me, a tender was announced for the development of deposits, and what does this have to do with the Syrian campaign I don’t understand belay
    1. atalef
      atalef 12 January 2016 07: 51
      +4
      Quote: Hello
      in general, if my memory serves me, a tender was announced for the development of deposits, and what does this have to do with the Syrian campaign I don’t understand

      as well as the issue of Syrian oil and gas fields.
      Do they even exist?
      so far only on paper and without proven reserves.
      I'm not saying that. what will be invested in them will be so much that the return (with the current trend for oil is 0 - will there ever be any.
      Well, what about (the notorious gas pipeline from Qatar to Europe 0 - something like Assad resisted, and this would not have allowed to drop gas prices in Europe ..
      Iran intends to begin construction of a pipeline to supply gas to Europe.
      This was reported by Shana, citing a statement by the director of international affairs of the Iranian national gas company, Azizola Ramezani.
      According to him, if the fall in oil prices continues, gas supplies to Europe will be economically viable.
      "In terms of gas supplies to Iran, the region's countries are a priority. China and India can also become desirable directions for the export of Iranian gas," Ramezani said.
      According to him, Iran has the largest reserves of natural gas in the world, but the country's share in the global market is small.
      "We are obliged to increase our presence (in the world market). - Using modern technologies. Despite the fact that Iranian gas reserves are 34 trillion cubic feet, the country's production capacity is 200 billion cubic meters per year," - said Ramezani.
      For comparison, he noted that the production capacities of Russia and the USA amount to 800 billion m³ per year. Ramezani explained that Russia uses a 3-kilometer pipeline to supply gas to Europe. Iran can also enter this market by laying such a pipe, a representative of an Iranian company concluded..

      Well now to fight with Iran?
      1. -Traveller-
        -Traveller- 12 January 2016 10: 25
        +2
        for all our rhetoric about the need to lift sanctions from Iran, we were more than many others interested in maintaining them. I got the impression that the very laurels until the last moment hoped that the west would not agree with Iran.
        Of course, we will not fight Iran, but we will try (behind the scenes) to create as many obstacles as possible to Iranian exports to Europe. while smiling and declaring a strategic partnership.
        Iranian pipe for us is no better than Qatari.
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 12 January 2016 14: 06
          +1
          Quote: -Traveller-
          Of course, we will not fight Iran, but we will try (behind the scenes) to create as many obstacles as possible to Iranian exports to Europe. while smiling and declaring a strategic partnership.

          Better to let Europe have Iranian gas than the gas of our "enemies" from Qatar from the United States or even from Israel.
          Israel wants to become one of the main suppliers of gas to Europe, pushing Russia away.
          Israel has invited European Union countries to invest several billion euros in a pipeline to supply their natural gas to Europe, so that it becomes a replacement for the Russian one. The proposal was voiced by Israeli Energy Minister Sylvan Shalom at a meeting with energy ministers from the Mediterranean countries gathered in Rome earlier this week. According to the publication, Shalom noted that deliveries through this gas pipeline will reduce the dependence of Europe on Russia.
          REFERENCE: The Tamar gas field in Israel was discovered in 2009, and in March 2013 industrial production of blue fuel began here. Geologists estimate its reserves at about 8,5 trillion cubic meters. However, this is not all: the Israelis discovered another field 130 kilometers north of Haifa, Leviathan, which contains about 16-18 trillion cubic meters of natural gas. Drilling is currently underway here, and the field is expected to come on stream in 2016.

          The final decision to start work on the plan will be made in Brussels, where Israel intends to submit its proposal in three weeks. It is planned that the pipeline will run first from the Tamar field in Israel to the island of Cyprus, and from there to Greece and Italy.
          Another option is to build a pipeline to Egypt for liquefied natural gas plants in Damietta and Idku in the northern part of the Nile Delta.
          The agreement should be signed by the end of 2014. The cost of the contract is more than 60 billion dollars. Noble Energy and Delek Group are already negotiating about this, which are planning to supply 180 billion cubic meters of gas from the Tamar and Leviathan fields from the Israeli shelf. With the subsequent transportation of this gas to Europe.
          And if these projects are implemented, Israel is able to completely save the countries of the European Union from the need to deal with Russian Gazprom
          Thus, we see the ever-increasing attempts of the EU to find alternative gas suppliers, and the desire to please Washington and "punish" Russia for its independent policy plays an important role here.
          1. atalef
            atalef 12 January 2016 14: 14
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            Quote: quilted jacket
            Better to let Europe have Iranian gas than the gas of our "enemies" from Qatar from the United States or even from Israel.

            Who is better? laughing
            Well, firstly, one does not cancel the other.
            The question is different. that it’s Iran (like an ally) is going to drive gas to Europe, which will drop gas prices even more.
            Yes, there is also abandoned Russian aircraft.
            Iran is not going to use Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to upgrade its fleet.

            This was reported by Trend with reference to the newspaper Iran.

            Iran did not conduct negotiations with the Russian aircraft manufacturer, said Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Abbas Ahmad Ahundi, adding that negotiations have already been held with Airbus and Boeing.

            “We have reached a preliminary agreement with leading aircraft manufacturers,” he said, noting that as soon as a nuclear agreement with world powers comes into force, Iran’s aviation industry will get out of sanctions.


            Quote: quilted jacket
            Thus, we see the ever-increasing attempts of the EU to find alternative gas suppliers, and the desire to please Washington and "punish" Russia for its independent policy plays an important role here.

            And Iran will take an active part in this.
            Hello, Padded jacket hi
            1. padded jacket
              padded jacket 12 January 2016 15: 38
              +2
              Quote: atalef
              Who is better?

              Better than Russia.
              Quote: atalef
              And Iran will take an active part in this.

              Iranian gas in Europe is much better than Israeli or Qatari gas since we can agree with Iran on Israel and others who want to supply it, to put it mildly, our opponents.

              Quote: atalef
              Iran is not going to use Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to upgrade its fleet.
              This was reported by Trend with reference to the newspaper Iran.

              News from September 2015 and the source of some murky newspaper "Iran" has not even heard of such.
              But believe you lol
          2. atalef
            atalef 12 January 2016 14: 14
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            Quote: quilted jacket
            Better to let Europe have Iranian gas than the gas of our "enemies" from Qatar from the United States or even from Israel.

            Who is better? laughing
            Well, firstly, one does not cancel the other.
            The question is different. that it’s Iran (like an ally) is going to drive gas to Europe, which will drop gas prices even more.
            Yes, there is also abandoned Russian aircraft.
            Iran is not going to use Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to upgrade its fleet.

            This was reported by Trend with reference to the newspaper Iran.

            Iran did not conduct negotiations with the Russian aircraft manufacturer, said Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Abbas Ahmad Ahundi, adding that negotiations have already been held with Airbus and Boeing.

            “We have reached a preliminary agreement with leading aircraft manufacturers,” he said, noting that as soon as a nuclear agreement with world powers comes into force, Iran’s aviation industry will get out of sanctions.


            Quote: quilted jacket
            Thus, we see the ever-increasing attempts of the EU to find alternative gas suppliers, and the desire to please Washington and "punish" Russia for its independent policy plays an important role here.

            And Iran will take an active part in this.
            Hello, Padded jacket hi
      2. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 12 January 2016 10: 40
        +3
        Quote: atalef
        Well now to fight with Iran?

        And we’ll fight, you see what kind of militant people are on the site - there would be enough EW and Caliber ghosts .. (in the sense of the keys on the clave) laughing
      3. padded jacket
        padded jacket 12 January 2016 13: 50
        +2
        Some Israeli citizens say it is necessary to "destroy" Iran to stop the fall in oil prices. They are, of course, well-known provocateurs - so let's consider this in more detail, in particular, is it beneficial to us:
        By "destroying" or harming Iran:
        ! We lose our ally in BV views on events in the world and in particular Syria and Iraq with which we coincide
        2 By "harming" Iran, we are simultaneously spoiling relations with China, which is an ally of this country as well as major buyers of its oil products and promised to protect Iran "to the end."
        3.We are losing the market for our weapons of industrial goods and technologies.
        4. We are immediately deprived of Iraq and Syria and Lebanon on whose territory, without the support of Iran, the "meat grinder" and the rapid spread of IS Al-Nusra Al-Qaeda and other bandits will begin
        5. Capture all Iraq Syria Lebanon and "mountains" of weapons terrorists will move to Iran and soon their "emissaries" will appear in Chechnya, Dagestan and other regions of the Caucasus, as well as in Central Asia.
        6. After the "destruction" of these countries and the start of the "big war" we completely lose both "authority" and the means of influencing the conflict in the region and will be involved in the war already on our territory.
        But what about our "opponents"?
        The United States, with the main ideologist of this idea, the Israeli regime, remains in complete "chocolate" not only that their "friends" terrorists "crush" all the allies of Russia and China in the BV, their "friends" from the Persian monarchies not only do not "suffer" but only strengthen by capturing new sales markets and volumes of oil and gas sales.
        That is, by "destroying" Iran, we ourselves will help our enemies, in particular Saudi Arabia, Qatar, which had previously lowered oil prices, which was one of the reasons for the collapse of the USSR, sponsored terrorists in Chechnya in the 90s, and these countries also lowered oil prices and now from over $ 100 to $ 30.
        So what is the benefit of Russia from "destroying" Iran? There is no benefit in this except harm to our country.
        "Destruction" of Iran is only good for the US Israel, Wahhabis terrorists and other maniacs, murderers and outright enemies of our country.
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 12 January 2016 13: 56
          +1
          In fact, we need to strengthen friendship and not hesitate to "cobble together" Russia-Iran-Syria-Iraq-Hezbollah block and we seem to have already gone that route.
          Tiger Force Commander of the Syrian Arab Army is awarded the Russian Order of Friendship at Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia



          Our and Syrian soldiers are somewhere in the mountains of Syria.
        2. atalef
          atalef 12 January 2016 15: 06
          0
          Quote: quilted jacket
          Some Israeli citizens say it is necessary to "destroy" Iran to stop the fall in oil prices. They are, of course, well-known provocateurs - so let's consider this in more detail, in particular, is it beneficial to us:

          Yes, let Iran live and let others not live

          Quote: quilted jacket
          ! We lose our ally in BV views on events in the world and in particular Syria and Iraq with which we coincide

          Iran is not a country of BV - make it clear to yourself once and for all
          And what the hell is he ally
          Quote: quilted jacket
          2 "Harming" Iran, we simultaneously spoil relations with China, which is an ally of this country

          What is the roof going? China is no ally to anyone
          Quote: quilted jacket
          .We are losing the market for our weapons of industrial goods and technologies.

          By dropping the price of oil and gas (after entering the market), Iran will nullify all supplies.
          Quote: quilted jacket
          We are immediately deprived of Iraq and Syria and Lebanon, on whose territory, without the support of Iran, the "meat grinder" and the rapid spread of IS Al-Nusra Al-Qaeda and other bandits will begin

          And why the hell with Russia Syria, Lebanon and Iraq? Let them cut. China does not climb and lives peacefully
          Quote: quilted jacket
          Capture all Iraq Syria Lebanon and "mountains" of weapons terrorists will move to Iran and soon their "emissaries" will appear in Chechnya, Dagestan and other regions of Transcaucasia, as well as in Central Asia.

          Delirium
          Quote: quilted jacket
          After the "destruction" of these countries and the start of the "big war", we completely lose both "authority" and the means of influencing the conflict in the region

          Do you have it now? Who has Russia in authority in the BV?
          Quote: quilted jacket
          So what is the benefit of Russia from "destroying" Iran?

          Why would she destroy him?
          Quote: quilted jacket
          Destruction "Iran is only good for the US Israel Wahhabist terrorists and other maniacs, murderers and outspoken enemies of our country

          Keep defending Iran.
          1. padded jacket
            padded jacket 12 January 2016 15: 28
            +4
            Quote: atalef
            Yes, let Iran live and let others not live

            And to whom does he interfere with life?
            To terrorists and Israel? lol
            Quote: atalef
            Iran is not a country of BV - make it clear to yourself once and for all

            Well, let it be just the East.
            Quote: atalef
            And what the hell is he ally

            He is definitely not an ally to Israel and its "friends" terrorists.
            Quote: atalef
            What is the roof going? China is no ally to anyone

            Did you decide this yourself or who suggested it?
            Quote: atalef
            And why the hell with Russia Syria, Lebanon and Iraq?

            Create an alliance of "sane" countries as opposed to the alliance created by the United States that supports terrorists from the SA of Israel, Qatar, the UAE, Turkey, and so on.
            Quote: atalef
            Delirium

            Of course you are one of those who create a terrorist army want everyone to think so. But the truth is constantly getting out "outside".
            Quote: atalef
            Do you have it now? Who has Russia in authority in the BV?

            So we need to strengthen it, in particular in Syria and Iraq and Iran.
            And there is no need to compare it with your own country. You have long had the image of occupiers and aggressors, and now also "friends" of terrorists.
            Quote: atalef
            Why would she destroy him?

            So I about the same Iran should be armed so that it could repel Israeli aggression with the United States.
            Quote: atalef
            Keep defending Iran.

            I do not defend him, I am telling the truth about Iran, a fighter against terrorism and about Israel, which is feeding "humanitarian aid" to these very terrorists.
            Defense Secretary Admitted Israel Helps Syrian Rebels
            Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says Israel has provided humanitarian assistance in recent months lol rebels in Syria
            http://cursorinfo.co.il/news/novosti1/2015/06/29/-ministr-oboroni-priznal--chto-
            izrail-pomogaet-siriyskim-povstancam /
            1. atalef
              atalef 12 January 2016 17: 09
              0
              Quince
              Give you a link that the Russian Aerospace Forces are helping Syrian opposition rebels and Assad, or will you find yourself?
              1. padded jacket
                padded jacket 12 January 2016 17: 15
                +1
                Quote: atalef
                Give you a link that the Russian Aerospace Forces are helping Syrian opposition rebels and Assad, or will you find yourself?

                And what kind of opposition?
                For example, many Kurds were also in opposition to Assad, and now they are fighting against terrorists and we are helping them.
                You helped and are helping precisely the terrorists who are fighting now against Assad and Syria.
    2. volodimer
      volodimer 12 January 2016 13: 50
      0
      Indeed, and the analyst's groaning "how did the USSR not help us then, what is it trying to do now", his mention of Israel and the umbrella is a complex of a pissed-off war. Poor suffering Egypt ...
  6. meriem1
    meriem1 12 January 2016 07: 30
    +2
    Meanwhile, Putin does not leave the "path of war." He will stand on it until he finds out who really blew up the plane. And, most likely, he will find out and make him pay for it.


    Deliciously said. It is so easy to kill unarmed people .. Let's see how the "clever men" will tremble finely in the loop And they will be found. And the customer will be in trouble. So the trinity of Bahrain, the UAE and the Saudis is wriggling. But you can't breathe before you die.
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 12 January 2016 07: 47
    +1
    The catastrophe will probably even lead to the opposite effect, the author is sure..... It is quite possible ... and there are reasons for this ...
  8. Darkoff
    Darkoff 12 January 2016 08: 16
    +4
    Another one aware of the plans and ambitions of Moscow was found.
    Interestingly, Putin manages to record behind them the milestones of the development of the Russian Empire?
  9. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 12 January 2016 08: 37
    +3
    de facto, the Kremlin offered a "security umbrella" that would shield Israel from the missile attacks of "annoying terrorists."

    America covers Israel, Russia covers Israel ... For good reason.
    Members of the ruling elites do not want to lose relatives abroad.
    Joke. Sarcasm. Delusional article.
  10. 31rus
    31rus 12 January 2016 08: 55
    +4
    Dear, this is an American approach, American propaganda is about pure politics in general, for some reason Russia should sit and wait for terrorist attacks, incomprehensible actions of the US and NATO, but if you want to get a war in your territory, the second question is resource control, here here who would have stuttered, all because of a thirst for profit, and they thought it was easy, but it doesn’t work, Russia got in the way and who can take away this right of Russia, to protect its own economic interests.
  11. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov 12 January 2016 09: 03
    +3
    Great Analyst! Something very strange is his analysis, more like crying in
    vest and sayings of the offended boy.
  12. Belousov
    Belousov 12 January 2016 09: 51
    +2
    "One journalist friend of the author (his name has not been named) told Mr. Ayesha that Russia is ready for a major strategic operation in the Middle East" - very similar to the message of the OBS news agency.
  13. Taygerus
    Taygerus 12 January 2016 10: 40
    +1
    the analysis is simply sucked up, the analyst’s only fantasies are unfortunate, and as for Russia, the Kremlin doesn’t share its plans with this analyst and no one can stop us from conducting both anti-terrorist operations and promoting our political and economic interests in this region, especially considering that all our actions in this region are within the legal framework of international law, unlike some
  14. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 12 January 2016 11: 35
    0
    yes, Russia has been helping all his life for no reason until x - to whom .. but I don’t mind - we always stand for a just cause .. and oil - gas ... we ourselves like poop after bath
  15. Dimontius
    Dimontius 12 January 2016 13: 53
    0
    Egyptian analyst decided to see through Putin and the policy of the Russian Federation ..... aahahahh ... funny. even the Jews dragged in the devil knows what year. Here we have nothing to do, how to take revenge on Israel, that's Netanyahu current Putin and calls, tea says "Do not take revenge on me Vooolloodyayaya !!" wassat
  16. South Ural
    South Ural 12 January 2016 14: 19
    0
    One thing can be said - economic interests lie everywhere. Nothing moves without them.
  17. Free Cossack
    Free Cossack 12 January 2016 16: 06
    0
    The article is not about anything. But the topic itself is very interesting.
  18. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 12 January 2016 16: 38
    0
    Russia's strategic goal is to confront the United States wherever Russia can do it at the moment. Tactical goals are determined by the current situation in the world, the presence of allies, the domestic political situation ...
    Getting involved in a conflict is not difficult. It is difficult to get out of it without "losing face". This is well illustrated by the example of the United States over the past 20 years.
    So far, Russian bombing has only stopped the attack on Damascus. The liberation of Syria is slow. Sooner or later, a decision will have to be made on how to restore the sovereignty of Syrian power over the entire territory of the country.
  19. rubidiy
    rubidiy 12 January 2016 21: 55
    0
    oh, these Egyptians ... I have completely forgotten how to work efficiently ...