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Western media ignores Putin’s success in Syria (CounterPunch, USA)

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The main organization of the Syrian opposition decided to boycott the negotiations under the aegis of the UN, demanding that Russia first stop bombing its positions. To understand the absurdity of this demand, imagine the following situation in the US: suppose Ammon Bundy, the half-witted leader of an armed group that seized a federal reserve in eastern Oregon, would have demanded that law enforcement officials withdraw Obama’s administration regarding the displacement of the same Obama after a transition period of 18 months and rewriting the constitution to include radical right-wing political and political the powerful ideas of the empty-headed followers of Bundy.

Do you think this is a reasonable requirement?

In this context, the current "negotiations" begin. It is no wonder that Moscow does not take them seriously, this is complete nonsense.

In what other country could armed groups seize cities, kill civilians, destroy civilian infrastructure, create chaos and threaten to overthrow an elected government?

In no way. But Obama believes that this is an acceptable way of action for citizens and even foreigners (many of the “rebels” are citizens of other countries or jihadists) if their political goals coincide with the goals of Washington. And so it is. From the very beginning, Washington’s sole objective was to overthrow Bashar Assad in order to open access to oil fields and pipelines for Western companies and to protect them with new US military bases built across the country. That was the very first day’s plan, and so Obama and the company are trying so hard to slow down the Russian offensive with all possible and unthinkable ways, even through endless negotiations, the whole purpose of which is to ensure that US-supported terrorists can regroup to continue the war from improved positions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin understands the meaning of this reception. He sent diplomats to Geneva to play along and pretend to take everything at face value. But is it possible to catch him and agree to a "truce" so that Obama's "rebels" can prepare for new battles? Very doubtful.

Americans will not read in their press that the Russian-led coalition (the Syrian Arab Army, Hezbollah and the Iranian unit Ell-Quds), after a slow but sure progress, broke through the dam and advance on several fronts, and their opponents flee. Cities and towns in the province of Latakia along the Turkish border, which had long served as a support for jihadists, were destroyed by ruthless Russian bombardments and liberated by the Syrian Arab army. Aleppo, the largest city in northern Syria, is surrounded by government forces that cut communication lines to Turkey. As a result, groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, ISIL and other movements associated with al-Qaeda were forced to surrender or go into deep defense, waiting for the last decisive fight The scales leaned on the side of Assad, who was definitely taking over. What the Western media called the “quagmire” turns into a convincing victory for the Russian coalition, restoring security in Syria, while its opponents scatter in search of shelter. Here is what Reuters reports:

“Three months after the start of the operation, President Putin managed to achieve his main goal of stabilizing the power of Assad. The cost of hostilities is relatively low, and Russia can lead them at this level for years and years, US military experts and officials said. ”

This assessment is contrary to the allegations of President Barack Obama and other high-ranking officials that the operation to support President Bashar al-Assad is poorly planned and is likely to end in failure ...

Since the start of the campaign that launched 30 in September, Russia has suffered minimal losses and, despite serious domestic economic problems, continues to pay military expenses, which, according to some estimates, are approximately 1-1,2 billion dollars a year. Costs are covered from the Russian defense budget, which is 54 billion dollars a year, US intelligence officials say ...

Bog?

“The attempt of Russia and Iran to support Assad and pacify the population simply does not work and will lead to the fact that they are bogged down in the quagmire,” Obama said on October 2. 1 December, he suggested that Russia is firmly stuck in a conflict that is not amenable to solution and paralyzes the participants.

Senior administration officials argue that there is no contradiction between Obama's words and the opinion that Russia is conducting a fairly successful campaign.

“It seems to me that the president had in mind ... that in the long run they will not succeed,” the official said. According to him, "Russia is involved in a civil war, and it will be very difficult for her to get out of it."

An analyst from Moscow, Vasily Kashin, said that from a financial point of view, the war was not too much for Russia.

“All available information suggests a completely insignificant impact of the current level of hostilities on the Russian economy and the Russian military budget,” said Kashin from the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. "At this level, the war can be continued year after year," he added. ("The United States believes that Russia has so far achieved its key goals in Syria and is able to withstand expenses," Reuters). "

Americans are so sure that any military intervention necessarily leads to a swamp, which is very surprising if this happens to someone. This attitude is completely understandable, given that "the best army in the world" has not been able to defeat a miserable handful of fundamentalist kozopas in Afghanistan for 15 for years. It is clear why Americans are waiting for defeat. But the fact is that President Putin is not going to "flounder" in Syria 10 or 20 years. He is going to crush the enemy and move on. Recent reports from the fronts indicate that this is what he is doing. As Sic Semper Tyrannis wrote:

“Salma's Fall”

The process began at the beginning of this week, when the Syrian Arab Army and National Self-Defense Forces units, as well as the local militia entered Salma, a rebel stronghold and the key to the defense of the M-4 highway connecting Latakia with Idlib. After several weeks of preparing the offensive and weakening the defense, the R + 6 launched an assault and entered the city. The rebels could do little to oppose them in order to reverse the process ...

Western media ignores Putin’s success in Syria (CounterPunch, USA)

Russian helicopter Mi-24 patrols the vicinity of the Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia

... Having achieved a strategic breakthrough, one side gains an advantage and continues the onslaught, while the enemy does not withstand this pressure. This is what happened in Salma, a former mountain resort in the north-west of Latakia ... When R + 6 went on the last assault, Salma was already unsuitable for life. Its loss means the fall of the entire line of defense south of M-4, which was confirmed by the subsequent advancement of government troops and the "tactical" retreat of the rebels to correct the front line ...

The raids of government troops ... again became decisive for breaking through the rebel front line, already weakened by the fall of Salma and the chances of being cut off from the supply bases in Jisr al-Shugur ("The rebel defenses crackle in Latakia", Sic Semper Tyrannis).

Is the picture clear? Failure jihadists are defeated by a superior army that has beaten them and liberates key cities and strategically important areas along the Turkish border, as well as in the south and east of Syria. As a result, Assad will not be overthrown, and Syria will not turn into a “Salafi principality” under the rule of insane Islamists ruling by terror.

This does not mean that there are few pitfalls ahead. There is a risk that the civil war will turn into a regional conflict involving Turkey, NATO, the United States and Russia. You see, Russia wants to use Kurdish allies from the YPG to regain border areas, restore Syrian sovereignty there and put an end to the influx of militants from Turkey. Turkish President Erdogan promised that the Turkish army will intervene if the Kurds continue to follow in this direction. In this case, President Putin will defend the Kurds. It is difficult to say how this explosive situation will develop, but it is obvious that tense weeks are coming, while the main participants sharpen their sabers and take advantageous positions for the start of a full-scale fight. Will composure prevail?

To this I can not answer. But I can say that the United States has already abandoned the calls "Assad Must Leave" and proceeded to Plan B, which envisages the seizure of territories and the creation of bases in northeastern Syria, which the US military can occupy as long as they like. Here is what the South Front website writes:

“Analysis and intelligence a month ago predicted that NATO allies would try to implement a new plan and keep at least the northern oil corridor from Iraq and try to involve Russia in a protracted and costly war. The plan provides for control over key infrastructure, including oil fields, by a NATO contingent, and the formation of anti-government, that is, anti-Russian and anti-Iranian forces in this part of divided Syria.

The implementation of this plan can easily lead to a global war, in the event of an escalation of the conflict in Syria. The stakes in the global geopolitical confrontation are raised again. (Escalation in Syria, South Front) ”.

So even if Washington refused (temporarily) from plans to overthrow Assad, he is still loyal to the project of creating Sunnistan in Syria and Western Iraq for laying a network of pipelines between Qatar and Turkey and opening access to oil fields to western oil giants The main supplier of natural gas to Europe. All this is part of the global strategy of “reversal” to Asia in order to guarantee control over resources and ensure their linkage to the American dollar. Gaining power Russia openly challenged this ambitious plan, threatening to put sticks in the wheels of the American war chariot and the harmful unipolar world order.
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  1. Vend
    Vend 3 February 2016 12: 33
    23
    Here is the answer of Lavrov
    Russian air strikes will not stop until we really defeat the terrorist organizations ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra. And I don’t understand why these airstrikes should stop, ”the minister said.
    "The only problem that exists is the lack of legitimacy of the actions of the US-led coalition: they have the sanction of the Iraqi authorities on this, but they do not have it from the Syrian authorities," Lavrov said.
    1. KAV
      KAV 3 February 2016 12: 41
      +5
      In what other country could armed groups seize cities, kill civilians, destroy civilian infrastructure, create chaos and threaten to overthrow an elected government?
      Only in the one that the Anglo-Saxons turned their greedy look at, and which cannot provide decent resistance ...
      The Americans will not read in their press that the Russian-led coalition (the Syrian Arab Army, Hezbollah and the Iranian Elle-Quds unit), after slow but steady progress, broke through the dam and advance on several fronts, while their opponents are fleeing.
      Yes. They will read that this was achieved by the army of their exclusive country.
      “Analysis and intelligence a month ago predicted that NATO allies would try to implement a new plan and keep at least the northern oil corridor from Iraq and try to involve Russia in a protracted and costly war. The plan provides for control over key infrastructure, including oil fields, by a NATO contingent, and the formation of anti-government, that is, anti-Russian and anti-Iranian forces in this part of divided Syria.
      But, unfortunately, so far it has not been possible to realize Syria’s right to sovereignty, for mattresses, like fleas, all climb and climb into its territory, without invitation. Although there were statements by official Damascus about the unacceptability of such actions by the FSA, for some reason they still can’t weigh a decent kick for them. Perhaps they fear a full-blown conflict, or is there a finer plan ...?
    2. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 3 February 2016 12: 44
      +8
      Washington ... is still loyal to the project of creating Sunnistan in Syria and Western Iraq to lay a network of pipelines between Qatar and Turkey and to open access to oil fields for Western oil giants, with aim to replace Russia as the main supplier of natural gas to Europe

      This says it all, the most, so to speak, the pulp. So, to hell with you, dear "overseas partners" - we will not leave Syria. We also need to live on something, we don't have a dollar-printing machine.
      1. WKS
        WKS 3 February 2016 13: 14
        +2
        The main organization of the Syrian opposition decided to boycott negotiations under the auspices of the UN, demanding that Russia first stop bombing its positions.

        So similar demands are put forward by all terrorists who have taken hostages. In the first place is the requirement to remove all the security forces, and only then give money (to do this and that) and give means of transport to save asses, etc.
      2. shans2
        shans2 3 February 2016 13: 21
        +2
        We should not deal with stupid things, supplying gas half the price to the rest dumb Eurogames, but develop the production of the chemical industry from this very gas, and kill the European industry, occupying the plastics market and everything else, taking into account the lack of competitors at such prices, and let the Eurogays buy liquefied gas at price of 500+ dollars ...
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 3 February 2016 15: 03
          +3
          Quote: shans2
          kill the European industry, occupying the plastics market and everything else, given the lack of competitors at such prices

          Shchaz, yeah. Not for that Russia was dragged into the WTO in order to compete with the euro-industry. They will not allow us to enter their market, explaining all sorts of internal quotas and anti-dumping restrictions. "All animals are equal, but some are smoother than others" (c)
      3. Bykov.
        Bykov. 3 February 2016 18: 10
        +1
        ... In what other country could armed groups take over cities, kill civilians, destroy civilian infrastructure, create chaos and threaten to overthrow an elected government?

        Ukraine.
        1. akims
          akims 3 February 2016 21: 41
          +1
          The wrong country was called Honduras!
    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 3 February 2016 12: 46
      +4
      Here is the answer of Lavrov

      A worthy response from the Russian diplomat to the "moderate" led by the United States and Turkey. The conditions are dictated by the one who has the right to do so, i.e., who owns the situation. And the "opposition" not only does not control the situation, but is already afraid of losing the latter, but at the same time pretends to be something of itself.
      1. kodxnumx
        kodxnumx 3 February 2016 13: 31
        +1
        I’m sure the Kremlin knows everything that needs to be known and more so, I would like to believe the General Staff of Russia has already developed and is putting into effect its own plan to prevent such an event!
    4. self-propelled
      self-propelled 3 February 2016 13: 02
      +1
      the more Western propagandists pour dung on Russia, the more faith in "Russian weapons" (for there is no faith in pro-European pro-rosettes). by the way, as for me, the Russian diplomatic corps is the most "savvy" in understanding global challenges. and, probably, the only one who calls a spade a spade!
  2. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 3 February 2016 12: 37
    +3
    It is necessary to adjust the goals of the videoconferencing system - this has always helped the negotiation process!
  3. Neko75
    Neko75 3 February 2016 12: 39
    +8
    It is necessary to finish to the end and free the territory of all Syria. Both from terrorists and from Americans. They were not called there!
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 3 February 2016 12: 52
      +2
      Quote: Neko75
      . Both from terrorists and from Americans. They were not called there!

      By and large - it's the same thing! Arabian cannon fodder, American money!
  4. propolsky
    propolsky 3 February 2016 12: 41
    +4
    The caravan goes regardless of the dog: it barks or is silent. And we are already on the border with Turkey!
  5. _Alexei_
    _Alexei_ 3 February 2016 12: 41
    +6
    Gaining power, Russia will not put a stick in the wheels, but also somewhere else
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 3 February 2016 12: 44
    +1
    US state terrorist! With the rabble they feed no negotiations. Gouging so that even the memory of them is not left in Syria.
  7. DMoroz
    DMoroz 3 February 2016 12: 52
    +2
    An efficient article (the plans of mattress mats in Syria are described in detail), I am glad that in the United States some are moving away from the general line of the "local regional committee"
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 February 2016 12: 58
    +2
    Western media can do whatever they please, the sun will not stop rising in the east, and the Volga will not stop flowing into the Caspian Sea, and Caliber missiles will not stop flying wherever they are directed, and the Eiffel Tower will also show off over Paris. But the Western media do not understand one thing, no matter what they write or show, what should be done in Syria will be done, they will hammer ISIS-Daesh militants, Syrian troops will liberate their cities, children will be born and we wanted to spit from the Ostankino TV tower. to the Western media. In addition to them, there are Russian media, Eastern and African media that inform their citizens.
  9. silent
    silent 3 February 2016 13: 01
    -1
    Until China clears the entire Middle East of NATO, there will be war!
  10. alpamys
    alpamys 3 February 2016 13: 02
    +2
    German BILD with such a headline today
    "Putin's bombs kill more civilians than Assad's army"
    1. iouris
      iouris 3 February 2016 13: 06
      +4
      Again the "yellow press". Goebbels pulls back.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 3 February 2016 16: 35
        +3
        Quote: iouris
        Again the "yellow press". Goebbels pulls back.

        The man laid out and showed that the German press writes, why are you driving him in the minus.
  11. Nick888
    Nick888 3 February 2016 13: 10
    +1
    Implicit support for terrorism - wrote Salma Fall instead of Salma Liberation.
  12. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 3 February 2016 13: 13
    +2
    Quote: DMoroz
    An efficient article (the plans of mattress mats in Syria are described in detail), I am glad that in the United States some are moving away from the general line of the "local regional committee"


    Here is one of the statements of Mark Whitney (Mike Whitney)
    This is important because Obama’s Syrian policy killed 250 and created 000 million refugees. These are more refugees than Iraq. And the funny thing is that the media did not even talk about it, in fact, not a single major media outlet throughout the country stated that everyone knows to be the obvious truth that the United States is 11 percent responsible for the refugee crisis. 100 percent! Assad had nothing to do with him. US politics and our tank bypassing the president are entirely to blame.

    This is from the article "Grandmaster Putin beats Uncle Sam in his own game", so the person is interesting and writes a lot in a positive way about Russia and Putin. hi
    PS Translation from English, so, colleagues, do not judge strictly.
  13. sinoptic
    sinoptic 3 February 2016 13: 36
    +1
    "Evil Empire".
    Reagan introduced a successful term that can now be applied with confidence to the United States.
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 3 February 2016 13: 46
      +2
      US Empire of Big Lies. The whole West is like that.
  14. salad
    salad 3 February 2016 14: 00
    +3
    Drive with a pissed rag MATRAS from Syria! ATS bombing to help))
  15. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 3 February 2016 16: 53
    +1
    One day it will be morning when I turn on the TV .. I will hear - The Purpose of the West, the destruction of Russia as a state, the actions of the United States and England pose a direct and clear threat to national security.
    PS "..if a fight is inevitable, you need to hit first"
  16. akims
    akims 3 February 2016 21: 40
    +1
    The only country in which there cannot be a coup is the United States, since there is no American embassy there.
    Evo Morales
    Gotta open and flip