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The imposition of the values ​​of Western democracy blew the Middle East


Legislative regulation of the use of the Russian Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism is based on the experience gained in the 90-s of the last century and the beginning of this century during the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus.

Today, no one has any doubt that at that time Russia faced not groups of ideological separatists, but a well-organized and generously paid offensive from abroad by terrorists on our country. The Armed Forces, intended to repel external aggression, were forced to conduct combat operations with gangs on their territory. At the same time, a number of states have actually launched an information war against Russia.

We repulsed the first attack of terrorism and made several conclusions for ourselves. First, it is necessary to prepare the Armed Forces for such a fight in advance. Secondly, it is necessary to beat terrorism proactively, in the early stages of the formation of a threat, not to let its ideologies penetrate into the minds, develop and seize new territories. Thirdly, terrorism cannot be eliminated without the use of military force, but it cannot be defeated. For a successful struggle, it is necessary to combine political, financial, ideological and information resources of the state.

To democracy under escort


Speaking about the causes of international terrorism, it is worth to highlight several aspects. Undoubtedly, the conditions for its growth create the distressful situation of the population of a number of states, the lack of opportunities for development, and the prospects for achieving a decent standard of living. A radical ideology is superimposed on this, and as a result, organizations such as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State banned in Russia arise. Another reason for the growth of the terrorist threat is outside interference in the affairs of sovereign states. Attempts to transfer the values ​​of Western democracy to countries with their spiritual foundations, cultural traditions, mentality lead to the opposite result. The artificial imposition of alien ideals exploded North Africa and the Middle East.

The consequences of the “Arab Spring” laid upon Europeans a heavy burden of migration chaos. Libya, where, with the help of military intervention, overthrew President Gaddafi, virtually ceased to exist as a centralized state, becoming the basis for the growth of the IG and other terrorist groups.

The occupation of Iraq, the elimination of the next leader and the "democratization" of the country at gunpoint caused the majority of the dispersed armed forces and the remaining political elite to form the backbone of the IG and establish their power over a significant territory of the country.

The third reason for the emergence of a terrorist threat is the desire of a number of countries to use the services of radical organizations to achieve their political goals and crush even if not democratic, but stable state entities. Later, coming out of the shadow of patrons, the bandit underground begins to grow, develop vast territories and form an economic base, form quasi-state structures, which leads to destabilization of entire regions and poses a threat to all civilized humanity.

Legally

Syria, where the process of destabilization of the state and the overthrow of the legitimately elected government proceeded according to established methods, is a vivid example. First, protests were organized with active information support from outside. Then armed attacks on representatives of the authorities and security forces began, then a massive attack by terrorist groups supported by backstage players.

First attack experienceBy the middle of last year, the situation became critical. The question of preserving Syria as a sovereign state was open. The change of power in the republic would mean the inevitable fragmentation of the country along ethnic and religious lines. Developments in the Libyan scenario would lead to the situation that a recently prosperous country would become a source of terrorist danger for the entire region.

In the Middle East, a clear threat to Russia's national security began to take shape. According to our estimates, at the beginning of 2015, in the ranks of the IG and other terrorist groups were up to 4500 citizens of the Russian Federation and CIS countries. It is easy to predict where they would go in the event of the fall of the Assad regime.

Under current conditions, the Russian president, in response to the official appeal of Damascus, decided to use the Armed Forces in the anti-terrorist operation in the Syrian Arab Republic. It is approved by the Federation Council.

I emphasize: it’s about the participation of our troops in the fight against terrorism, and not about interfering in the affairs of another state or supporting one of the confessions. Our units are in Syria legally, at the request of the official government, which cannot be said about the coalition led by the United States, which de jure violates all the canons of international law.

Since September 30 2015 year aviation The Russian Aerospace Forces carries out air strikes against terrorists. Goals are selected on the basis of data from all types of intelligence, confirmed with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles and only after careful selection are accepted for defeat. Moreover, we deliberately do not strike even abandoned schools, hospitals and mosques, although we know that in some of them terrorists equipped their facilities.

In addition to air strikes, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation solve other tasks in Syria. Our advisers assist the commanders of the government army in planning combat operations against bandit groups, participate in the training and preparation of reserve units and military units.

Ankara is out of step

In developing the operation of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, special attention was paid to the prevention of conflict situations in the airspace of the country. Despite the freezing of military cooperation between us and the United States, mutual interest allowed in the shortest time possible to prepare and sign a bilateral memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria. In the future, all participants of the coalition led by the United States joined to comply with the agreed rules, and the necessary channels of operational interaction were created.

In Baghdad, there is a quadrilateral (Iraq, Iran, Syria and Russia) information center for countering terrorism. A mechanism of interaction between the defense departments of Russia and Israel has been created and is successfully functioning in the framework of a joint working group on incident prevention in the Syrian sector.

With the entry into force of the Russian-American statement of 27 in February, the Armed Forces had an additional range of tasks related to the control of the cessation of hostilities, humanitarian operations, and demining of liberated settlements and territories. At the airfield Hmeymim we established a Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria. He is actively working to implement the agreements reached in close cooperation with a similar American structure in Amman and the task force in Geneva. Today, the key role of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria is to promote reconciliation and launch the political process in the country.

At the same time, one of the destabilizing factors that have a significant negative impact remains the supply of terrorists by Ankara weapons, ammunition and medicines. Medical institutions in Turkey are rehabilitating wounded militants.

In conclusion, I note that in our actions we proceed from the fact that the fate of a country, its political structure, and whom to elect to the highest authorities will be decided only by the people. Syria must and thanks to universal efforts can be preserved as a single secular state.
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  1. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 14 May 2016 19: 01
    +17
    If we had not helped Syria, it would not have been there. There would be one big abscess. We still have a lot of work to do. soldier
    1. Inok10
      Inok10 14 May 2016 19: 03
      +6
      Quote: cerbuk6155
      If we had not helped Syria, it would not have been there. There would be one big abscess. We still have a lot of work to do. soldier

      ... red thread of the article:
      I emphasize: it’s about the participation of our troops in the fight against terrorism, and not about interfering in the affairs of another state or supporting one of the confessions. Our units are in Syria legally, at the request of the official government, which cannot be said about the coalition led by the United States, which de jure violates all the canons of international law.
      ... hi
      1. cerbuk6155
        cerbuk6155 14 May 2016 19: 20
        +2
        And I did write that we interfere in the affairs of Syria. NOT. So what's up. soldier
        1. vsoltan
          vsoltan 14 May 2016 20: 14
          +5
          cerbuk6155

          Well, but I believe that Russia must necessarily intervene in the affairs of other states, if it is objected from the ashes as an Empire. ..only quietly, neatly. .. special services are able to work with us, not to take away. ... the main thing is the will of the political leadership. We are Russians! God with us! And there is no talk of morality in geopolitics. ... they climb to us, everyone is not lazy. ..and the indicator of our capabilities is not only the state of the Armed Forces, but also the work of propaganda, which last year showed itself quite well. .. obvious successes are evident. ..hh, still in the economy to shine. .. however, the magic wand is our defense industry. ... and let Russia position itself as a military conservative power. ... what is not an option? So do not make excuses. Neither for Syria, nor for LDNR, especially for Crimea. ... these are our interests. ... and stop liberalizing. Everything. The time has passed. ... and the NEW time has come. IMHO
          1. Mahmut
            Mahmut 15 May 2016 06: 45
            +1
            At the same time, a number of states actually launched an information war against Russia.

            Especially NTV Gusinsky, ORT Berezovsky.
    2. DMB_95
      DMB_95 14 May 2016 19: 20
      +3
      Quote: cerbuk6155
      If we had not helped Syria ...

      If they didn’t help, then perhaps the IS would already be on our southern (Caucasian) border. And in Russia there would already be tens of thousands of refugees from the Caucasus.
      1. Michael67
        Michael67 14 May 2016 19: 34
        +5
        Now the main thing is to organize the Kirdyk of the Turkish Fuhrer.
        While this bastard steers, there will be help to crazy shaitans, they will have weapons and replenishment in manpower.
        To date, the europa bends under it and there is no talk of its elimination.
        Therefore, to the final victory of the SAR, unfortunately, is still very far away.
    3. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 15 May 2016 10: 16
      -1
      Do you seriously think that we "helped" Syria? It's too late to help Syria. Time is lost: the region is already immersed in the chaos necessary for the United States - they are already used to fighting, not working, and they will never get out of this chaos, never again, unless a new "redrawing" of state borders occurs and new states are created (such as the Northern Kurdistan, Alawite Republic, United Shiite Republic of Eastern Syria, etc.). Syria should have been helped even earlier ... in Libya. There would be no war in Libya, there would be no conflict in Syria. And now this "help" of ours, like a "dead poultice", only prolongs the agony of a practically non-existent state ...
      1. DMB_95
        DMB_95 15 May 2016 12: 09
        0
        First of all, we helped ourselves, and did the right thing. And even if, as you write, Northern Kurdistan, the Alavite Republic, etc. will appear. - This is better than the Igilovsky Caliphate.
  2. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 14 May 2016 19: 33
    +9
    ... "about a US-led coalition that violates de jure all the canons of international law"
    The United States has the audacity to impose its will, presence, opinion.
    Assad should not be removed from Syria, but Americans, Turks and other external forces. In the absence of interference from external players, the road to peace will appear in Syria.
    Any people is able to agree among themselves within the framework of one country.
    External players, providing money and weapons alone, create a favorable situation for the continuation of the conflict.
  3. MiRvSeMvDoM
    MiRvSeMvDoM 14 May 2016 19: 35
    +3
    No luck to the Syrian people to be at the crossroads of civilizations crying The Syrians will be infinitely grateful to the Russian Federation for their help, and to call the Russian man Brother forever. That's just how to kick out a NATO reptile from there, this is a big question ...
  4. raketnik
    raketnik 14 May 2016 19: 46
    +5
    let's be honest --- THIS 20 SUMMER ANYBODY WILL NOT BE DISPOSED --- well, and here we are as * staring * --- and how it goes on x ... he knows
  5. deputy ___ watered
    deputy ___ watered 14 May 2016 19: 55
    +3
    Of course they won’t, because some (we’ll not stick our fingers in the impudent Anglo - Saxon and Salafi faces) in time throw firewood (weapons, money, information) into the confrontation fire and make statements that Assad (Russians, Iranians, hezbollah) kill children (Turkoman) bombs (chemical weapons) !!! Underline what you need, convey by BBC, CNN, etc.
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  7. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 14 May 2016 20: 27
    +3
    Quote: cerbuk6155
    If we had not helped Syria, it would not have been there. There would be one big abscess. We still have a lot of work to do. soldier

    Yes, it’s not an abscess already, but an inoperable tumor with metastases throughout the east and Europe has already been hit. Must be cut carefully and yesterday! But who are the assistants? Coalition? There is not a single surgeon standing there, only talkers, but by this oh how difficult it will be, but it is necessary ...
    1. PKK
      PKK 15 May 2016 07: 10
      0
      The main task, of the couch troops, is to carry out military construction in each of our villages and cities, to ensure the impossibility of the DRG penetrating into the settlement. Localization, if they still penetrate. Comrades.
  8. KRIG55
    KRIG55 14 May 2016 20: 34
    +12
    Unfortunately, Russians become brothers only when our soldier needs a defender, a liberator. In the future, all brothers end. You don’t need to go far for examples, so all fraternization should be limited to the geopolitical interests of the state.
  9. atamankko
    atamankko 14 May 2016 21: 17
    +1
    Russia has shown in Syria that it can
    and the "exceptional" mood was spoiled.
  10. Gippo
    Gippo 14 May 2016 22: 04
    -5
    What a muddy article.
    A set of stamps with allusions to "sources".
    There are no facts, no proofs, nothing.
    Everything is as usual, just another "vyser" about nothing.
    1. RomanS
      RomanS 14 May 2016 22: 17
      +2
      Ask who the author is.
      1. vv3
        vv3 15 May 2016 11: 00
        +2
        This is an article by a political observer. I would like to hear the opinion of such a military uncle about the problems of the modern Russian Army. For example, let him talk about the state of ESU TK systems in the army. Moreover, he was the chairman of the state commission on the acceptance of this system in 2012. This acceptance may cost someone a career. He accepted why this program failed and the president’s task will not be completed by 2020. If anyone does not understand the role of integration of intelligence systems and weapons in modern warfare and its automation, ask the godfather of such systems ...
    2. parafoiler
      parafoiler 15 May 2016 08: 08
      +1
      Hippo, author of the article - Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia. If you already registered on the resource, so at least a little, prepare your horizons.
      1. vv3
        vv3 15 May 2016 11: 24
        0
        And what water will become holy if it is shed on behalf of the chief of the General Staff?
    3. vv3
      vv3 15 May 2016 11: 11
      +1
      Your assessment is absolutely objective, but you did not take into account on behalf of whom the article was written. And the owners of rough languages, you are now diligently minus.
  11. lukke
    lukke 14 May 2016 22: 15
    +2
    Valery Gerasimov reads VO? Or just dragged an article from somewhere)
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 14 May 2016 23: 57
      +2
      Quote: lukke
      Valery Gerasimov reads VO? Or just dragged an article from somewhere)

      Maybe reading. Article dragged. Where? From the MIC below the link. Http://vpk-news.ru/articles/30567
  12. Bramb
    Bramb 15 May 2016 01: 15
    +4
    Syria is not an abscess, and terrorism is not a source of infection.
    The main thing is said in the first paragraph of the article: terrorism is impossible without financing! And who is the financier in our world? Correct: USA. Well, this is a primitive educational program for very young and illiterate.
    And so ... several years ago, one Chechen friend once said: "We had independence, our own state, we had more money than we could spend it, and now we will have left for our great-grandchildren. We have weapons and money. There is oil. So what? Did we do something useful for ourselves? For Ichkeria? Have you built at least one school? Nothing !!! We just quarreled with each other and started shooting at our own people. " There was a long conversation. but the thread is just this: without Russia they are nobody, nothing and no one needs to call them. And without Russia they will simply be erased and forgotten.
    See the root !!!
    They left the Caucasus to themselves - and so what?
    In Georgia, poverty, war. Aizers are at war with the Armenians. And there is no end to this: disagreements are growing around and wars are being fired. Was this possible under the USSR? Yes, it’s ridiculous to think about it, not to say it out loud!
    What is going on in Asia? In some places there are screens, and so, in the millions of poor and ragged migrants, everything is visible.
    We look again: who destroyed the USSR and who benefits? Who benefits from the destruction of the Union?
  13. cap
    cap 15 May 2016 11: 55
    0
    "Today, no one has any doubts that then Russia faced not groups of ideological separatists, but with well-organized and generously paid from abroad the attack of terrorists on our country. The Armed Forces, designed to repel external aggression, were forced to conduct military operations with gangs on their territory. Wherein a number of states have actually unleashed an information war against Russia. "

    "Generously paying and actually unleashed"
    As far as I understand, this is about one country. Its name is interesting to Palau. It supports all the initiatives of the USA and Ukraine at the UN. They need to declare sanctions. I just don’t know what they supply us.
    Enlighten please.
  14. cedar
    cedar 15 May 2016 17: 39
    +1
    "... We repulsed that first terrorist attack and made several conclusions for ourselves. Firstly, it is necessary to prepare the Armed Forces for such a fight in advance. Secondly, terrorism must be beaten proactively, in the early stages of the formation of a threat, not to let his ideology penetrate the minds, develop and conquer new territories. Thirdly, terrorism cannot be eliminated without the use of military force, but only it cannot be defeated. For a successful struggle, it is necessary to combine the political, financial, ideological and information resources of the state. "

    Everything is clearly thought out.
    A hitch in one. In order not to allow an alien ideology to penetrate the minds of our fellow citizens, it is necessary to have our own ideology on our own, on which the domestic and foreign policies of our state would be reliably based. And we don’t have one. Ideology is forbidden to us!

    Article 13 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
    1. The ideological DIVERSITY is recognized in the Russian Federation ..!
    2. NO ideology can not be established as a state.

    Oh how! To such a state ship every wind is fair and ... nasty. Naturally, everyone wants to steer and everyone praises their course to the sweet and sour banks with milk rivers, and scolds someone else's.
    From such an ideological diversity, sheer disgrace to the joy of enemies. They wait and ... will not wait when we sit on the reefs or break into rocks. It is time for Russia to clearly determine its historical time and space, and take the right ideological course in the fight against terror!
    Terror in Greek - FEAR and HORROR.
    "Who pays calls the tune ..!"
    ISIS and similar terrorists are performers, infantry of the enemy ...
    See the root!
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 15 May 2016 18: 27
      +2
      Mdya .. and again on the stage - the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Article 13 .. chewed it, chewed it already ... well, okay, just let it then completely:

      Quote: Constitution of the Russian Federation, Article 13
      1. The Russian Federation recognizes ideological diversity.
      2. No ideology can be established as a state or mandatory.
      3. The Russian Federation recognizes political diversity, multi-party system.
      4. Public associations are equal before the law


      Quote: cedar
      Oh how! Any wind fair and ... nasty to such a state ship ... It is time for Russia to clearly define itself in historical time and space, and take the right ideological course in the fight against terror!

      - for sure .. everything is bad, and we’re all gone ... though, just a moment:

      Quote: Constitution of the Russian Federation, Article 13
      5. Forbidden the creation and activities of public associations whose goals or actions are aimed at forcibly changing the foundations of the constitutional system and violating the integrity of the Russian Federation, undermining the security of the state, the creation of armed groups, inciting social, racial, national and religious hatred

      - read carefully, stick .. re-read ..
      - But terrorism, it turns out, is banned in the Russian Federation .. according to the same article 13 ..

      Quote: cedar
      See the root!

      Surely .. cedarYou .. дерево beauty laughing

      What is the result:

      - the state does not oblige anyone to shout "Glory to the KPSS!" or "Capitalism is the best of social systems"
      - however, it does not prohibit doing this - but at least shout out
      - but the state prohibits very specific things. What? We look at the Constitution of the Russian Federation, article 13 clause 5 .. stick carefully .. these are the very ones that prohibit

      And who did not understand - for those there is the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, but this is another book yes
  15. Buffet
    Buffet 16 May 2016 16: 52
    0
    Comrades from the General Staff decided to send materials here ???