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Under Siege is not Assad

Every man for himself, but all against jihadis

The catastrophic failure of the negotiations on the settlement of the situation in Syria, in fact did not take place in Geneva under the auspices of the UN, it has once again demonstrated how not to do business in the Middle East. The talks were intended not so much to bring closer the positions, how to stop the advance of the Syrian army, with the support of the Russian Federation on videoconferencing positions of militants, allowing to gain a foothold on the reached lines and ottorgovalis via the US, the EU and the UN need Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia concessions from the official Damascus.

This convinced underhand actions of the Western countries around the Syrian Kurds, who, because of the ultimatum, put forward by Ankara and supported by Riyadh, were not admitted to the negotiating table, but in Geneva attended.

The statement by the Russian Foreign Minister that Russia will act in Syria in coordination with the national government and its allies against terrorists as long as it takes until they are defeated, closed the topic of the limited material and time resources of Moscow, which the world’s MASS MEDIA. At the beginning of February, Ankara was showing increasing activity on the border with Syria, that the invasion was being prepared, testified to the refusal of Russian observer aircraft to monitor the Turkish territory under the Open Sky program.

The intensification of the international media war against Russia under the slogan "Moscow in Syria supports Shiites against the Sunnis", which was once thrown into the information space at the behest of Saudi Arabia, in fact, waging a war with Shiites in the face of Iran and its allies, harshly suppressing them claiming the same in Yemen, marked the beginning of another attempt to cause internal protests of Russian Muslims - traditional for the Salafi tandem, Qatar and KSA since the conflict in Russia chne (this time with the apparent support of the Turkish).

Judging whether the British Guardian’s information about the kingdom’s intentions to bring troops into Syria in coordination with Turkey corresponded to the truth, it’s difficult, at least until Saudi Arabia decides to take concrete actions (which would be fraught with Yemeni is a war on two fronts and will unite those local leaders around Bashar al-Assad who consider the direct intervention of Riyadh and Ankara into the country’s territory unacceptable.

In any case, the conflict in the near future will not end. The coordinated anti-Russian campaign of European and American politicians, Arabian monarchs, UN bureaucrats and the media, Western, Arab and Turkish, speaks precisely about this. It is not by chance that they all blamed Russia for the failure of the negotiations in Geneva, whose VKSs continue to attack in Syria the positions of terrorist groups, called in the West, in the Arab world and Turkey as “moderate opposition”. Consider the situation, based on materials A.A. Kuznetsova and Yu.B. Glade made for the Middle East Institute.

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The Russian military operation, launched on September 30, came as a surprise to sponsors of the anti-Assad armed opposition - Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and to the USA, France and Great Britain. The October launch of cruise missiles by Caspian ships made a special impression on the Arabian monarchies flotillaAfter which the visits to Moscow of Crown Prince KSA Muhammad bin Salman and the Emir of Qatar Tamim AlTani took place, aimed at sensing the situation. It would be extremely naive to believe that these arrivals pursued any goals other than reconnaissance in combat. The maximum that the leaders of these countries are trying to achieve from Russia in Syria is to “outbid” its position, as they used to do in the West.

At the same time, it seems, the Gulf monarchies recognized Moscow's role as a factor in the Syrian settlement, although this does not mean giving up their course on the section of the country and the overthrow of Assad. What can be said about Turkey. Its leadership in the face of the top of the AKP and Erdogan pursue the Syrian conflict to two objectives: to prevent the appearance on their borders Kurdish state and turn north to Aleppo in the zone of influence. During that Ankara has already paid the price-quality deterioration in relations with Moscow after the destruction at the end of November Su-24.

Under Siege is not AssadRussian intervention allowed to change the military situation for the Syrian army. Talk about a radical turnaround early, but positive dynamics are evident. During the first half of last year, government troops suffered continuous defeats. In March, the opponents of Assad took Idlib in the north of the country and the city of Bosra ash Sham in the province of Dera. In April, Damascus lost the last Nasib checkpoint on the border with Jordan. In May, the strategically important Jisr al-Shugur was delivered. The situation began to change from November. In January, the army of Assad took Salma, protecting Latakia, and Sheikh Miskin in the province of Dera, held by rebels from the end of 2012.

From the beginning of 2015, the United States began to cooperate with the Syrian democratic forces, which included Kurdish armed groups of the Party of the Democratic Union (PDS) of Salih Muslim, groups of Assyrian Christians and parts of the former Syrian Free Army (FSA). The effectiveness of the actions of the Kurds was proved by the defense of Kobani, who was under siege of IS militants for half a year. The Kurds repelled jihadist attacks near the town of Haseke and occupied the Tishrin dam on the Euphrates, providing access to Manbij and the northern outskirts of Aleppo. At the same time, the alliance with the Kurds is temporary for the United States, since it directly contradicts their cooperation with Turkey. The PDS operating in northern Syria is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), fighting against the Turkish army, and an open opponent of Erdogan.

Prior to the beginning of the action of the Russian Aerospace Force, the fragmentation of Syria was rapidly increasing. As a part of the country, such regions that are not subordinate to the central government, such as the Islamic State with its center in Raqqa or the Islamic Emirate of Idlib, stood out.

It is important to distinguish between Russian and Iranian strategies in Syria. Tehran tried to create an analogue of the Lebanese Hezbollah here, almost not subordinate to the central government, controlling the metropolitan region, the provinces of Hama and Homs and the Mediterranean coast. Russia, by contrast, helps to recreate the regular army of Syria, which is the guarantor of the integrity of the state.

The government controls less than half of the country's territory, but 80 percent of Syrians live there (not counting the six million refugees who left the UAR), because unlike his opponents, he managed to maintain a functioning infrastructure in the areas he held. It should be noted and partial international legitimization of Assad. Since the end of 2013 in the West, it has become necessary to talk about the need to recognize him as a partner in the negotiations, as it became clear that the anti-Asad resistance in Syria was intercepted by radical jihadists. The first supporters of establishing relations with the government in Damascus became the former American ambassador in Iraq and Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and ex-director of the British Mi-6 Richard Diarlav.

Attempts on charisma

The impetus to the change in the attitude of the EU countries towards the Assad government was given by the “new great resettlement of peoples”. The wave of refugees from the Middle East, provoked and organized by Turkey with the support of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, rushed to Europe last summer. European countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland are the “advocates of Assad” in the EU. Anti-Assad rhetoric from France and Great Britain also lost its heat. There is a gradual restoration of relations between Syria and the countries of the League of Arab States. Embassies of Egypt and Kuwait opened in Damascus. Tunisia announced its intention to resume diplomatic relations.

Obviously, the impact on Saudi Arabia’s Syrian conflict is decreasing after it launched the Storm of Resolve military operation in Yemen last March. After the capture of Aden at the end of July of 2015, the army of Riyadh and the military contingents of its allies got bogged down in this country. More than 500 Saudi soldiers, hundreds of representatives of other coalition countries and mercenaries died in the battles there. Growing financial and image costs of the kingdom, which caused a reduction in its assistance to the Syrian jihadists.

An indicator of significant changes in the development of the conflict being analyzed was the death of Zahran Allyush, the leader of the Jaish al-Islam group at the end of 2015. In 2013 – 2014, he was one of the five most influential field commanders. Others were Hasan Abbud (leader of Ahrar al-Sham), Abdelkader Saleh (Liwa al-Tawhid), Ahmed Isa ash-Sheikh (Sukur ash-Sham) and Bashar al-Zueibi (Liwa al-Yarmuk) ).

Three, including Allyusha, are no longer alive. Saleh was killed by a rocket in November 2013 of the year, after which his group, which was a detachment of the Muslim Brotherhood and which at that time was the most influential in Aleppo, began to crumble. Abboud, along with 20, by other field commanders, was destroyed by an explosion at 2014 in early September, which led to a change in the leadership of Ahrar ash-Sham. With her in March 2015, Ahmed Isa al-Sheikh merged his grouping. Bashar al-Zuaybi switched to political work in the Southern Front, giving command of Liwa al-Yarmouk to Abu Keenan al-Sharif.

Practice shows that militant formations in Syria in the absence of charismatic leaders are crumbling or losing their positions. In this regard, it is possible to predict the weakening of terrorists in Eastern Ghouta and the removal of the threat to Damascus. At the same time, the Saudi stakes in the negotiations on Syria are falling: Allyush was positioned by Riyadh as a “moderate”, “democratic” leader, and the kingdom in many of its plans to overthrow Assad was counting on him.

Victims poludruzhby

Let's go back to Turkey. In the diplomatic field, she focused primarily on attempts to prevent the Syrian Kurds from becoming a legitimate and full participant in the negotiations on a Syrian settlement. The latter will be the beginning of a new phase of Ankara confrontation with the Kurds. With the refusal of the West to participate in the creation of a “security zone” lobbied by the Turks in the region from Jarablus to Azzaz, the threat of a Kurdish bridgehead along the entire Syrian-Turkish border is exacerbated.

It should be borne in mind that the Damascus army at the current stage of hostilities knocked out troops of Turkomans from the province of Lattakia. These formations, on which the Turkish intelligence services make the main stake, are now concentrated only in the same area of ​​Jarablus-Azzaz. The transition of Syrian Kurds through the Euphrates will mean a declaration of war to Turkey, as they will directly threaten logistics in this area. And other corridors of material and technical supply of groups loyal to Ankara are much less efficient.

Fears of the Turkish leadership reinforce the reports of the national intelligence service MIT, which reported that a large number of Russian-made RPG-7 grenade launchers had appeared in the Kurdish PDS units. According to her, in the near future we can expect the appearance of the Syrian Kurds and anti-tank complexes (ATGM) "Cornet". But intelligence failed to identify patterns of interaction between Russia and the Kurds in this area. This prompted Ankara to make an informational throw in order to probe the position of Moscow. The answer was: “Russia supplies, like Western countries, weapons Iraqi Peshmerga formations ”, which referred Erdogan to his ally, Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani. Recall: in the period of defense of the Kobani enclave from the IG, Iranian Russian-made weapons were thrown to the militia by American transport aircraft in significant volumes.

Complicates the situation for Turkey and the game of the States on two fronts. They are negotiating with Ankara about aviation cooperation, including the idea of ​​the head of the central command of the US Air Force, General Charles Brown, about using the base in Diyarbakir. February 29 is expected to visit US Secretary of Homeland Security Jay Johnson, who intends to discuss technical support to strengthen and equip the border with Syria. On the other hand, the contacts of the Americans with the Syrian Kurds continue. Here and the direction of more 300 special forces in the area controlled by the VCP for the provision of advice, and work to expand the runways in Hasek, so that you can put the transport aircraft "Hercules." The Pentagon’s beliefs that the US troops are not planning to take control of the airfields in Syria serve as a weak consolation for Ankara. For the transfer of weapons it is enough that they are controlled by the Kurds under the supervision of American instructors.

Rakkovy housing

Cargo and weapons provide preparation for the capture of the capital of IG - Raqqi. The operation is being slowed down by the position of Ankara and the insufficient equipment of the militias. The United States is spurred by the fact that Russia allegedly strengthens contacts with the Kurdish detachments of the Party of the Democratic Union. A series of meetings took place between their field commanders and Russian officers, according to Pentagon sources. Knowing the level of conspiracy, traditional among the Kurds, regardless of their party affiliation, let us assume that fragments of information reach the Americans and Turks, from which they conclude: Moscow is increasing its presence in this region of Syria.

For Ankara, these news disappointing. The ground operation under discussion in the Turkish leadership bears the risk of losing heavy equipment in the event of a military clash with Kurdish troops in the area of ​​the strategic city of Jarablus. The latter is under the control of supporters of the IG. His surrender means for the Islamists the loss of an important channel for obtaining material and technical support from Turkey, and for Ankara it is raising the issue of options for further action. Fortunately, the contacts of the Russian representatives with the Assyrian militia and other ethnic groups in the province of Haseke are noted.

The Americans were in a difficult position. On the one hand, they should not allow the Kurds and Russia to come closer, on the other hand - to open channels of interaction with the PDS, which is fraught with a sharp aggravation of relations with Turkey. The Pentagon regularly sends reports to the White House about its "critical support" of the Kurdish and Arab formations. As an advantage over the Russian Federation in this area, it is indicated that thanks to “close negotiations” with partners, it is possible to minimize the likelihood of combat damage to opposition units by the Turkish security forces.

Another traditional argument by the leadership of the United States, used for complacency: "The support of the US Air Force is many times more effective, since, unlike the Russian Federation Air Forces, they use high-precision ammunition." But in Washington, as a rule, they forget to mention exactly where the bombs fall and how is the combat coordination of the US Air Force with the opposition troops. Note that the Americans are not yet able to do anything effective, even to solve the problem of taking Raqqi.

The advantage in Washington is believed to be the role of mediator in relations between Ankara and Moscow. According to him, the active artillery processing of Turkey’s adjacent Syrian territories indicates that Ankara is preparing for an active phase of the land operation in the Jarablus-Azzaz region with a view to the north of Aleppo province. But in this area, government forces receive support from the Buk air defense systems, and President Putin’s warnings that any objects threatening the security of the Russian contingent will be thrown off have not been canceled.

It is known that the Turkish military is asking the States to help establish cooperation with the Russian side. Conducting land operations without use aviation considered by their General Staff as an adventure. It is doubtful that such an operation will begin before the end of the announced visits of US officials. Thus, Ankara remains on the principle of non-participation of the Kurds in the negotiation process, which does little to change their strengthening on the Turkish borders and the emergence of a Kurdish “security buffer” there.

Obviously the loser is the IG. In any scenarios, it comes under hard pressure from all parties to the conflict. The attack on the position of the IG goes in several directions. From east to west, in the direction of Manbija, the Kurds are advancing, which in some places have already crossed the Euphrates. Syrian government forces are attacking with the support of the Russian HQs on Al-Bab from the south. From the west of the IG, pro-Turkish rebel groups are pushing up, trying to go along the border, which suggests that their real task is to gain control over a number of its sections. At the same time, Syrian troops are attacking in the south in the provinces of Quneitra and Dara. Thus, the Assad army has seriously expanded its area of ​​action since the beginning of the year, which, according to the Americans, threatens the “peace process”.
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  1. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 17 February 2016 16: 37
    Nobody expected such a move from us. Syria is a turning point, showing the whole world that Russia should be reckoned with.
    1. herruvim
      herruvim 17 February 2016 16: 43
      Putin’s actions in Syria show Russia's weakness, Obama said and burst into tears.
      1. ya.seliwerstov2013
        ya.seliwerstov2013 17 February 2016 16: 47
        -18 qualifying.
        Quote: herruvim
        Putin's actions in Syria show Russia's weakness

        Nice said. Respect guy. And Respect.
      2. jjj
        jjj 17 February 2016 16: 56
        If in the West everyone started talking sharply about peace in Syria, then we can conclude that the tasks set are being solved correctly and systematically
        1. gergi
          gergi 17 February 2016 17: 38
          The conclusion is different, they are preparing another meanness. Our western friends do not otherwise.
      3. 2С5
        2С5 17 February 2016 17: 12
        Putin’s actions in Syria show Russia's weakness - Obama said and cried.... from pity for Russia? lol... that, they say, a country disappears that is not integrated and does not know all the charms of true democracy ... crying
      4. vovanpain
        vovanpain 17 February 2016 17: 45
        Satanovsky ignites the article +++++ and correctly says: Whoever is against Assad is against Russia.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 17 February 2016 16: 51
      Armageddonch always broadcasts the truth ... I like this Satan! good
      1. RUSOIVAN
        RUSOIVAN 17 February 2016 17: 09
        Assad is already in an ambush. And damn it, WESTERN!
  2. 222222
    222222 17 February 2016 16: 38
    Suvorov knew ... what he was saying!
    1. milann
      milann 17 February 2016 16: 40
      Quote: 222222
      Suvorov knew ... what he was saying!

      It is stormy and long ...
      the main thing, and time has arrived. soldier
    2. yuriy55
      yuriy55 17 February 2016 16: 47
      I agree. Not only about the Turks, but about the enemy in general:
    3. Altona
      Altona 17 February 2016 18: 16
      Quote: 222222
      Suvorov knew ... what he was saying!

      Yes, he knew how to pinch Basurman on land. And on the sea Ushakov ...
  3. sever.56
    sever.56 17 February 2016 16: 42

    One of my favorite phrases by E.Ya. Satanovsky. The analytical mind, the ability to respond sharply and reasonably to an opponent, combined with innate humor and sarcasm,
    makes him one of the most popular people on TV and in the media. People who have real power not only in Russia, but also in other countries, listen to his opinion.
    I liked the article.
    1. the most important
      the most important 17 February 2016 16: 57
      Quote: sever.56

      One of my favorite phrases by E.Ya. Satanovsky. The analytical mind, the ability to respond sharply and reasonably to an opponent, combined with innate humor and sarcasm,
      makes him one of the most popular people on TV and in the media. People who have real power not only in Russia, but also in other countries, listen to his opinion.
      I liked the article.

      That's the more I watch and listen to E.Ya. Satanovsky, the more I want to see him as the Prime Minister of Russia! It seems to me that he will be able to get the country's economy out of a protracted crisis. Primakov, too, was an excellent specialist in BV. Primakov and Satanovsky have a lot in common - Russia's interests are primary for them!
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  4. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 17 February 2016 16: 44
    Russia has shown against whom it is fighting what and how. A normal person must have a right decision to mature.
  5. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 17 February 2016 16: 45
    It is necessary to tear Turchat well so that the memory of this remains for centuries.
    1. Cripple cross
      Cripple cross 17 February 2016 16: 48
      So they have everything in memory !!! Remember ... I liked ... So they ask for more))
      1. ya.seliwerstov2013
        ya.seliwerstov2013 17 February 2016 16: 50
        Quote: CrippleCross
        Remember ... I liked it ...

        Bdsm pancake ...
        1. pv1005
          pv1005 17 February 2016 17: 12
          Quote: ya.seliwerstov2013
          Quote: CrippleCross
          Remember ... I liked it ...

          Bdsm pancake ...

          Yes, no, it seems that faith does not allow them.
          1. alexander 2
            alexander 2 17 February 2016 18: 02
            So the Christian faith does not allow this. However, divorced these, damn it. Man by nature is the same though he believes in different gods. People suffer from the same diseases regardless of faith. Therefore, Muslims are no less such, they just hide it.
          2. Alexander 3
            Alexander 3 17 February 2016 18: 13
            C'mon, they even cut pisyun to each other. They make eunuchs.
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  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 17 February 2016 16: 50
    And here I came across this. Under the wing of the Su-34 X-35Y or X-35UE.
    Link to the post.
    030 # comments
  8. Sst
    Sst 17 February 2016 16: 54
    poor Syria. Torn to pieces for their political interests. Who wants to - invades without asking permission
    1. Persistent
      Persistent 17 February 2016 18: 18
      Poor Syria. Torn to pieces for their political interests. Who wants to - invades without asking permission

      The problem for the Turks is not to enter Syria ... The problem is to remove the ass beaten up by the boots in time, and the head should not be cut off ....
  9. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 17 February 2016 16: 55
    Apparently it's time for the IGilovets to move to their historical homeland, to the states.
  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 17 February 2016 16: 56
    The main thing for us is not to bend and "bend our line."
    1. Nord2015
      Nord2015 17 February 2016 16: 58
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      The main thing for us is not to bend and "bend our line"

      Kurdish PDS detachments received a large number of Russian-made RPG-7 grenade launchers.
      Well, something like this. wink
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 17 February 2016 17: 24
        Quote: Nord2015
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        The main thing for us is not to bend and "bend our line"

        Kurdish PDS detachments received a large number of Russian-made RPG-7 grenade launchers.
        Well, something like this. wink

        Well then, throw ZURs so that Erdogan does not close his eyes.
    2. mg1503
      mg1503 17 February 2016 18: 25
      That's right, we saw how our "partners" fought for a truce in Donbass and what they led to, no truce in Syria - to support the army of Assad and the Kurds until a complete victory over ISIS and the opposition, and if a provocation happened in Donbass - to completely kill!
      The stubborn understand only power, and two hours of political information for them replaces one blow to the jaw.
  11. novobranets
    novobranets 17 February 2016 17: 01
    Merkilikha was noted. It proposes the introduction of a no-fly zone near the Syrian-Turkish border. Motivated by the fact that the bombing increases tension in the region. What, huh? Insanity swept the old woman. Pure Water IdioTizM.
    1. gergi
      gergi 17 February 2016 17: 46
      The grandmother has problems, her hands are shaking, Germany is in a double occupation, Amer and refugee. It is ordered to slander Russia, otherwise it will be announced to her, they will not be allowed to enter the owner’s hand in the Ameritsa. So the old woman is hysterical. In time to regret.
      1. novobranets
        novobranets 17 February 2016 18: 49
        Quote: gergi
        In time to regret.

        Shoot out of compassion? lol
    2. alexander 2
      alexander 2 17 February 2016 18: 07
      So our S-400 has already entered the no-fly zone.
  12. vobels
    vobels 17 February 2016 17: 04
    ".. The fears of the Turkish leadership are reinforced by the reports of the national intelligence service MIT, which reported that the Kurdish units of the PDS have acquired a large number of Russian-made RPG-7 grenade launchers. According to its data, soon it can be expected that the Syrian Kurds will have anti-tank systems (ATGM) "Cornet".." So they will help tear off the Turks!
  13. fif21
    fif21 17 February 2016 17: 05
    The US is trying to support Turkey, the Kurds, the Saudis, the anti-Assodist opposition, not realizing that they are sworn friends. Syrians (opposition) and Kurds "love" Turkey and the Saudis more than Assad. Is Obama a schizophrenic? And the negotiations are a pretext to appoint the culprit for their disruption, which is now happening - Russia and Assad are to blame for the disruption of the peace negotiations. Special thanks to Evgeny Yanovich good
    1. Foxmara
      Foxmara 17 February 2016 18: 01
      no, in the USA they are by no means stupid. They want everyone to think so. The more blood (not theirs) the better. In this they have succeeded like no one else. All the time supporting the opposition even among "friends" - what if tomorrow they will not be needed, but there is nothing to demolish? - they maintain an acceptable level of chaos for them
  14. russmensch
    russmensch 17 February 2016 17: 05
    In life, it often happens ... There is a crowd of punks standing like that and "buzzing" ... And then suddenly one appears and begins to blizzard the same, but from another pack. And after yelling about how this is so, here we are the masters, some dead man comes here, they hear in response, now I’ll finish with this and take over for you. And the "bulls" begin to speak other speeches ... All the same, clarity reaches much faster than words and warnings ...
  15. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 February 2016 17: 08
    Evgeny Yanovich, as always, is on top. Sober, clear analysis. In general, the Ottomans "do not shine". Nothing at all. Accordingly to the Saudis and other Qatar.
  16. Undermined ustoev
    Undermined ustoev 17 February 2016 17: 09
    Quote: the most important
    That's the more I watch and listen to E.Ya. Satanovsky, the more I want to see him as the Prime Minister of Russia!

    The swan also spoke beautifully, looked confident, until he received authority.
    1. CTEPX
      CTEPX 17 February 2016 17: 28
      Quote: Undermining the Foundations
      The swan also spoke beautifully, looked confident, until he received authority.

      I could not cope with relatives and friends. And deal with sponsors)).
  17. Malachite
    Malachite 17 February 2016 17: 15
    I can imagine what a high morale is now among the Syrian government troops .. And the Kurdish militias probably rolls over, because the dream of autonomy can finally come true (Russia came to the rescue ..)
  18. chelovektapok
    chelovektapok 17 February 2016 17: 15
    At least Erdogashke is no longer up to B. Assad. He has Free Kurdistan kicking in nightmares. But the Kurdish State will take place, including the present Turkish territories! Held, everything goes to that. FACT. Thing, as they say stubborn! And even that: historically deserved!
  19. kit-kat
    kit-kat 17 February 2016 17: 16
    Nowhere to hide from Satanovsky))). Both in earphones, and on topwar.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 17 February 2016 17: 43
      The Syrian army, with the support of our Iranian Air Force, Hezbollah of Iraq and volunteers from all over the world, will win and there is no doubt about this the sponsors of the bandits in Washington and Tel Aviv have already understood, and only in Ankara and Riyadh they are trying to save everyone from defeating their proteges.
      At the UN.
  20. WHG
    WHG 17 February 2016 17: 37
    I understand everything, but why it is impossible to deal with boilers? so many people are employed in them ...
  21. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 17 February 2016 17: 43
    Satanovsky, as always, clearly, specifically without any "diplomatic equivalents" calls things by their proper names! Well, he took it directly, analyzed it, chewed it up and put it on the shelves, even the most "toothless" ones! And our "liberal traitors" in deep ... ope, their tongues are jammed! They are afraid to object, because there is nothing to cover, but they are quietly squealing from the gateway! Well done in one word! Ah yes Satanovsky, well done ...!
  22. Foxmara
    Foxmara 17 February 2016 17: 57
    I noticed that, in contrast to exceptional nations, we do not enter the battle 5 minutes before the victory, but 5 minutes before the disaster-defeat, and we are rapidly changing the situation in our favor. I don’t remember a Yankee any such operation. Long preparation, a coalition from 50 countries and a long spread of butter on a sandwich. Or inglorious landing in Normandy. That's where they threw corpses. And the assault on an empty island with losses?
  23. gladcu2
    gladcu2 17 February 2016 18: 17
    Unfortunately, or to a part after the release of an investigation by a goblin with a specialist in Turkey, any articles on this subject disappear, become irrelevant.

    The video clearly answers all the puzzles in Turkey. Erdogan’s motivation is fully shown there.
  24. atamankko
    atamankko 17 February 2016 18: 59
    Erdogan scratches on his ridge, and for a long time already.
  25. fest 1973
    fest 1973 17 February 2016 19: 21
    Quote: RUSOIVAN
    Assad is already in an ambush. And damn it, WESTERN!

    Twofold with GDP! laughing
  26. Xent
    Xent 17 February 2016 20: 45
    Satanovsky is good ... I haven’t read it for so long !!!
  27. avebersek
    avebersek 17 February 2016 22: 08
    Quote: herruvim
    The talks were called not so much to bring the positions closer, how to stop the Syrian army’s advance with the support of the Russian Air Force on the positions of the militants, to allow those to gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers and to tear off with US help

    I applaud Standing.
    "The talks were intended not so much to bring the positions closer, but to stop the offensive of the Syrian army with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the positions of the militants, to allow those to gain a foothold on the achieved lines and to reject with the help of the United States." Well, who is not happy that the negotiations broke down?
    Yes and x broke with them. We continue ...
  28. EDP
    EDP 18 February 2016 01: 09
    Respect to the author, a wonderful article. Everything is laid out on shelves, and between the lines a lot of things are read.
  29. tommy717
    tommy717 18 February 2016 05: 19
    Guys, here some goat got wound up and minus all the comments. I tried as much as I could and corrected the situation in some places. It would be necessary to calculate it.
  30. Zomanus
    Zomanus 18 February 2016 07: 51
    The Turks certainly hit and hit specifically.
    Because as soon as Russia could help to resolve
    the situation with the Kurds. For Turkey, the Kurdish problem is very significant,
    for the Kurdish enclave can easily cut off half of Turkey.
    But now it is forbidden to bombard Turkey and Kurds
    and approaches to peace negotiations cannot be conducted,
    for there are no intermediaries.