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The war in Syria: Russia is tearing "loop anaconda"

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Russia in Syria not only protects civilians from the "Iblis state", but also destroys the US plans to strangle Eurasia - breaking the so-called "anaconda loop"


The war in Syria: Russia is tearing "loop anaconda"


The conflict in Syria, as almost everyone has already realized, is not “another Middle Eastern war”, but a major geopolitical clash of superpowers — Russia and the United States. It is precisely on the geopolitical plane that strategic answers must be sought when thinking about Russia's participation in the Syrian war, and then the seemingly boring power struggle between ever-noisy Arabs will open up for us, the Russians, the most vital perspectives.

“What are we doing in Syria?” - like any "overseas war", the Syrian conflict prompts to ask this question. There are many answers, from official to conspiracy theological ones, but all of them either do not notice the main thing or are silent about it. Here, for example, is a completely convincing answer, most likely - actually true, but is it complete? “In this case, the dream of American geopoliticians who wish to lay a trunk oil and gas pipeline through the Middle East will come true, which will become a direct competitor for Gazprom’s European highways, such as Nord Stream -1, Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod, Yamal- Europe ”and others. In addition, the implementation of such a plan would cast doubt on the feasibility of constructing gas pipelines now being designed, such as Nord Stream -2, South Stream, and others, ”writes a military source of the Federal Agency News (FAN) in Syria, Ahmad Marzouq, commenting on the emergence among the active "players" of the conflict of a new group with the uncomplicated name "New Syrian Army." Of course, completely pro-American and pro-Saudi, now striving, in the manner of the Second Front during the Second World War, to grab more territory from the decaying ISIS, so that Assad would not get it.

Is it permissible to reduce the whole point of Russia's participation in the Syrian conflict to the prevention of a gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey? It seems to me no. And to the preservation of the power of Bashar Assad - no, this is not an end in itself. And even to the "fight against world terrorism" - also not. And why, then? "What are we doing in Syria?"

To answer the question, look at the two cards. They are very similar, differ in details:





What is depicted on them? Even intuitively, you can understand that something very unpleasant for Russia.

And this is true! On the cards is the so-called “anaconda loop”, which is Spikeman’s concept called “rimland”.

Let us recall the basic terms and theses of classical geopolitics. Heartland (Heartland) is the “core land” of the World Island, Eurasia - this place is occupied by Russia. Geopolitics is repelled by the constant confrontation of Land and Sea, and Land - is, above all, Russia, and the Sea - the Anglo-Saxon countries, led by the United States. Seeking a way to overcome the Land, the Sea gradually came to a strategy not of invasion, but of blockade and strangulation. In the 19 century, this plan was called the “anaconda loop”, serving as a strategy for the northern states to strangle southerners in the US Civil War:



As a result, the strategy worked, if not becoming the main reason for the victory of the North, then at least simplifying it significantly. In the 20 century, American geopolitics Nicholas Spykman in 1940 wrote the book “Geography of Peace” (“Geography of Peace”), in which he expounded the concept of “rimland” - an arc spanning the Heartland, isolating it from the World Ocean. the borders of the military bases of the Sea. On the second map, if you noticed, Russia even “chopped off” Kamchatka and Chukotka, absolutizing its isolation from the Sea. True, Spykman was not aware that the Arctic Ocean would soon become quite navigable, but it does not change the essence of the concept - during the Cold War, it formed the basis of the American strategy of encircling the USSR with its military bases from Turkey to Japan. This was the second version of the anaconda loop.

The world is constantly changing, political and technological, but the constants of geopolitics remain consistently relevant: the sea "heats" the land. What to do Suchet? What should Russia do?

The answer is obvious: cut the anaconda loop. Drive into the ring of blocking countries, to then expand the springboard of its influence. The weakness of the blockade in its indispensable totality: a “broken board” appears in the fence, as the meaning of the whole fence disappears.

On the Ukrainian website "Khvylya", which compares favorably in the direction of relative responsibility from other media svidomogo, an interesting article appeared interesting author. The author is Sergey Udovik, a good analyst and publicist, and even - oh, horror! - not a special Russophobe, writes the following:

“However, the most significant blow to the strategy of Mackinder was delivered by Russia in Syria. The question was not just the insane desire to save Asad (hardly needed by Russia) and to preserve the base in Latakia and Tartus for demonstration, but also to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of its Military Space Forces (VKS) and test new designs. weapons. Russia received immeasurably more in Syria. It placed 1 under control) oil and gas flows from Sunni countries, led by Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean Sea and the EU; 2) gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey; 3) from Kurdish Kirkuk to Israel and others. Through Abkhazia and Georgia, Russia can control flows from Azerbaijan to Turkey, which puts Turkey’s energy sector under complete control. Also through its base in Syria, Russia can control the security of the New Suez Canal (see China) and the base of Britain in Cyprus (see map).



Russia, not only at low cost, became a key player in the Middle East, squeezing the United States, but also forming the “A2 / AD” zone, closed Syria to Turkey and got the opportunity to study the tracking and characteristics of the American and European military aviation. Russia also destroyed Erdogan’s plans to recreate the Ottoman Empire. ”

As we see, control over a possible Qatari-Turkish gas pipeline is also included in the list of Russian victories, but they alone are far from exhausted! Russia's goals are much more extensive - and in the aggregate its very presence in Syria gives our country powerful geopolitical bonuses in the totality of military, economic and political factors. Not Rimland already dominates Hartland, but on the contrary - Hartland expands its influence, shifting the accents of belonging to the “disputed territories”.

The “Syrian breakthrough” of the American “anaconda loop” became clear evidence of a geopolitical “reassessment of values”. Heartland is no longer just defending, he went on the offensive. Next in line are the new “weak links” of the composite American snake, they will have to try the strength of the Russian hammer on themselves. The world is changing, and the land gets a new chance to overcome the sea octopus.
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  1. avvg
    avvg 8 July 2016 12: 53
    +13
    In addition to Syria, we will probably have to wipe the Americans' nose more than once in order to break the "anaconda loop" and drive them to the English Channel.
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 8 July 2016 12: 58
      +38
      It may be necessary to somehow begin to advance, in the defense forces are exhausted, and the enemy is at least one step closer. Maybe you need somewhere close to the United States to build a powerful base, Nicaragua, Cuba, or the same Venezuela? Let the adversary keep the squeezed eggs in anticipation of a blow ...
      1. pigkiller
        pigkiller 8 July 2016 13: 08
        +21
        This anaconda is already 700 km from Moscow. You need to start tearing it in the Donbass, and Syria 2015 is a distraction. IMHO
        1. cniza
          cniza 8 July 2016 15: 25
          +8
          Quote: avvg
          In addition to Syria, we will probably have to wipe the Americans' nose more than once in order to break the "anaconda loop" and drive them to the English Channel.


          We will wipe it off in the morning, but we also need to do our own.
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 9 July 2016 20: 07
            +6
            Good article - mostly support. Geopolitics is a reality and there’s no getting away from it. The defeat of Syria and Assad is not only the idea of ​​Qatar - which wants to lay its pipelines to Europe. We all understand. that Syria is being attacked by Iran - our and Russian friend and good neighbor - and this is a war on our borders and in the Caspian
        2. NEXUS
          NEXUS 8 July 2016 15: 47
          +11
          Quote: pigkiller
          You need to start tearing it in the Donbass, and Syria 2015 is a distraction. IMHO

          Everything has its time. Not only regular army units are at war here, but also diplomats and inform forces ... and this is all a game of "long". And Syria is one of the steps in this game. First, you need to weaken the capture, which is done while increasing their military power, prestige and experience of diplomatic and information war ... and then the time will come to cut the tail of this reptile.
          And about-
          ShturmKGB
          Maybe you need to build a powerful base somewhere closer to the United States, Nicaragua, Cuba, or Venezuela itself? Let the adversary keep the squeezed eggs in anticipation of a blow ...

          I believe the Kremlin has such plans. The question is where and when. And this is definitely a question for both our diplomats and special services.
        3. Alexa1932
          Alexa1932 10 July 2016 12: 16
          +1
          You're right! Anaconda must be torn in the Donbass!
        4. Alexa1932
          Alexa1932 10 July 2016 12: 16
          0
          You're right! Anaconda must be torn in the Donbass!
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      3. Flinky
        Flinky 8 July 2016 13: 08
        +4
        Kamchatka, Chukotka, New Earth.
      4. Alexei
        Alexei 8 July 2016 13: 10
        +16
        ShturmKGB
        in the defense forces wear out

        Not always, it happens that they accumulate. The United States would rather be worn out while making this loop. Russia now has a task to unite and prevent a split, because it is too troublesome to squeeze such a territory with a "noose". Russia will be split in the narrowest place along the Ural ridge, after a coup d'etat is carried out in Kazakhstan - such a scenario is the most rational for the United States from the point of view of geopolitics.
        1. DenZ
          DenZ 8 July 2016 20: 03
          +5
          Quote: Alexej
          Russia will be split in the narrowest place along the Ural ridge

          Yes, yes let him poke around. They will find out what people live in the Urals. Anyway, that is nonsense on the Ural ridge (I see it now from the window)
          1. Shtyn dwarf
            Shtyn dwarf 10 July 2016 22: 09
            +3
            "Yeltsin Center" - the gathering point of the 5th column and other dirty tricks was erected in Yekaterinburg for a reason. Besides, there are a lot of American consulting agencies. And while you are writing here, they are working with young people live. Everything is very serious there.
        2. dima mzk
          dima mzk 10 July 2016 07: 55
          +1
          Close all the shields!
        3. builder
          builder 11 July 2016 09: 58
          -1
          The Ural Range does not pull into a bottleneck. In our country, both tank divisions and air defense are not asleep, and the Ural exceeds the European part in terms of density and population.
      5. Reserve officer
        Reserve officer 8 July 2016 13: 13
        +25
        I would add one more point to the article - Russia is the second time in recent times (the first - 08.08.08.) That it has shown the whole world that, if necessary, it is ready to use its Armed Forces, and not always make excuses for far-fetched accusations. And use is very effective.
        Patience and compromise do not mean weakness.
      6. Monos
        Monos 8 July 2016 13: 27
        +13
        ShturmKGB
        Maybe you need to start attacking somehow


        Well, if it's an anaconda, then the most reliable thing is to chop off the Bosko.
      7. Now we are free
        Now we are free 8 July 2016 13: 33
        +15
        Nice article, thanks to the author! Calmly, concisely, intelligibly showed the missing details of the Middle East mosaic. In my opinion, Russia should act not only with a hammer flattening the "Anaconda Links" from the United States. She must also act with a sickle cutting / cutting / gutting the slippery and flexible body of the snake. An example of "The Work of the Sickle" is the notorious "Brexit" (even if this is not the handiwork of "Almighty Putin", it is just an example of how to cut off pieces from a vile reptile). At the moment, the Bear is making a neat incision on the part of the snake called "Turkey". After waiting for Erdogan to drive himself into a dead end and crawl with V.V.P. Serp began to work on Erdogan and Turkey, although everyone expected that V.V.P. finally FUCK ... T HAMMER ALL THIS X ...! Nooo guys, everyone is talking about the "Russian Hammer" but here it will be more dangerous sickle and V.V.P. loves to work with them much more than the notorious "Russian hammer" ...
        If you want Putin is a kind of Jack the Ripper (in the good sense of the word). An ingenious surgeon whose arrogant doctors kicked out of the medical university, hinting to him that he was no match for them. Well, no equal, so no equal V.V.P. shrugged his shoulders. and went to "work" on the dark streets, and he has more than enough professionalism, they taught themselves to their own ... So now go looking around "Gentlemen of the Serpent Society" and listen carefully to the sounds of the night, otherwise you will suddenly hear the sounds of a light gait and before the whistle of a sickle amputating Scotland, Venice or Saxony, you will hear painfully familiar -"Good evening" Your former colleague laughing
      8. Sura
        Sura 8 July 2016 13: 51
        +2
        It may be necessary to somehow begin to advance, in the defense forces are exhausted, and the enemy is at least one step closer. Maybe you need somewhere close to the United States to build a powerful base, Nicaragua, Cuba, or the same Venezuela? Let the adversary keep the squeezed eggs in anticipation of a blow ...[left] [/ left]

        The plan is already there, the construction of the canal through Nicaragua, but Russia will have to carry out the protection of the canal, but I don’t know at what stage it is.
        1. ver_
          ver_ 11 July 2016 15: 01
          0
          .. at the stage that the "red dragon" dug in there well ... - it’s and they need this channel ..
      9. Alexey-74
        Alexey-74 8 July 2016 14: 31
        +5
        I agree .... of course it can turn into a new Caribbean crisis, but you don’t need to sit too .... the best defense is an attack !!!
      10. cheap trick
        cheap trick 9 July 2016 20: 12
        +2
        You should forget about Venezuela. There the country is on the verge of revolution, and Russia does not see this, ok, the USA but they see everything. Maduro will fly off soon, and there will be number 2 pinochet under American control. Examples are Brazil and Argentina.
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      12. Lex.
        Lex. 10 July 2016 11: 38
        +2
        Nicaragua, Cuba or the same Venezuela?
        In Vinesuela, power will soon change and Maduro is negotiating from the United States, Yes, and Cuba doesn’t need it, they will say where you were all 25 years before
        1. Khariton
          Khariton 10 July 2016 11: 46
          -5
          Quote: Lex.
          Nicaragua, Cuba or the same Venezuela?
          In Vinesuela, power will soon change and Maduro is negotiating from the United States, Yes, and Cuba doesn’t need it, they will say where you were all 25 years before

          Here is a new potential "marshal" on the site ...))) Sings well ... bully
    2. volot-voin
      volot-voin 8 July 2016 13: 04
      +11
      Quote: avvg
      I’m probably besides Syria, in order to break the "anaconda loop", more than once will have to wipe the nose of the Americans.

      Ukraine and Syria hot spots of World War III or Cold War 3
      Who does not understand the importance of the events there for a peaceful life with us is a fool or an enemy.
    3. demon1978
      demon1978 8 July 2016 13: 44
      +2
      Quote: avvg
      In addition to Syria, we will probably have to wipe the Americans' nose more than once in order to break the "anaconda loop" and drive them to the English Channel.

      And then NOBODY will prevent us from driving oil, gas and other RAW materials to anywhere in Eurasia and not only and not even very important for what price and waste paper, because it rarely returns to Russia, except in the form of Coca-Cola or hamburgers .In this regard, our state, very reminds me of Scakland with its eternal successes ....
      1. Sharapov
        Sharapov 8 July 2016 14: 23
        +1
        The scale of our deliveries of gas and oil to Europe and those that are still planned (!!!) through Syria are not comparable. This factor is clearly exaggerated, although it plays a role.

        It will be difficult to find an investor who agrees to invest in a flaming region. And the end of this flame is not yet visible .....
        1. Idiot
          Idiot 8 July 2016 18: 05
          0
          Quote: Sharapov
          It will be difficult to find an investor who agrees to invest in a flaming region. And the end of this flame is not yet visible .....


          Saudis, Qatar ... there will be many.
          1. Alexa1932
            Alexa1932 10 July 2016 12: 51
            -4
            There is nothing easier than changing the political system in Russia! Voting on the nose !.
      2. Alexa1932
        Alexa1932 10 July 2016 12: 48
        -2
        Before wiping the nose of the Americans, you must blow your nose yourself! Helicopter killed on the conscience of Shoigu! And Putin needs to make an appropriate conclusion from this helicopter!
    4. Orionvit
      Orionvit 10 July 2016 23: 48
      +1
      Sorry to fit in with the very first comment, but in my opinion the most important task is to exclude DOLLAR as a player in the field of geopolitics. And all at once will fall into place. As they say, you don’t need to go to your grandmother, everything and everyone will immediately appear as they are, but they are really afraid of it, because the sight is unsightly. It is clear that to fight the Fed, for example, is a thankless task, but something needs to be done.
      1. ver_
        ver_ 11 July 2016 15: 14
        0
        ... this is being done and is a rather encouraging start ..
  2. Coconut
    Coconut 8 July 2016 12: 57
    -19%
    Russia at any moment can make an American anaconda a lace for boots and put it in America ... hmm in an American boot from the back amwe just don’t need it .. let it die itself laughing
    1. pavelty
      pavelty 8 July 2016 13: 42
      +6
      Do you know how to shoot a machine gun?
      1. Alexa1932
        Alexa1932 10 July 2016 13: 02
        -3
        I can! Don `t doubt. Pullnu so that little seems.
      2. Alexa1932
        Alexa1932 10 July 2016 13: 02
        0
        I can! Don `t doubt. Pullnu so that little seems.
        1. Alexa1932
          Alexa1932 10 July 2016 13: 09
          0
          I can shoot from the torpedo submarine, from the bow or stern! From which they ask, please, to choose.
          1. Cat man null
            Cat man null 10 July 2016 13: 13
            +1
            Quote: Alexa1932
            ... from the bow or stern ...

            - and "feed" is from the word "feed", probably? wink
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    3. Sharapov
      Sharapov 8 July 2016 14: 13
      +8
      Do you have a second number in the calculation of haters? That is, who brings the caps?
      1. Alexa1932
        Alexa1932 10 July 2016 13: 11
        -2
        The cap of the Cossack is always on his head.
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 10 July 2016 13: 14
          +3
          Quote: Alexa1932
          The cap of the Cossack is always on his head.

          - exactly
          - And the Chukchi always ski on their feet ... so what? laughing
    4. Alexa1932
      Alexa1932 10 July 2016 13: 00
      -2
      You,
      Coconut, you will not enter! We need to lace the shoelaces ourselves. And then they hang out and interfere with walking. But this is not to be offered to others. It’s necessary to beat the enemies, and not to shove their shoelaces in their ass.
  3. Koh
    Koh 8 July 2016 13: 09
    +4
    Beautifully written, thanks for the article.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 8 July 2016 13: 23
      +7
      I liked the ARTICLE very much. How many times have I heard the expression "these are the vital interests of the United States" Everywhere --- Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Syria. This expression directly indicates vampirism. The main thing is that there is not a shadow of embarrassment, as if the whole world is a farm of the United States. Let from now on Russia emphasize to everyone that it will not yield its vital interests to anyone.

      Yes, here's another slightly stray. After all, Obama said that protecting the rights to same-sex love is also vital for them.
  4. bk316
    bk316 8 July 2016 13: 18
    +9
    Thanks to the author - interesting.
  5. viktor.
    viktor. 8 July 2016 13: 18
    +4
    Russia needs to be strengthened in all directions in order to chop off the ANACONDE head at hour X and the body without a head decomposes.
  6. dsm100
    dsm100 8 July 2016 13: 24
    +13
    All this is understandable to many and so I think without this article. I personally have another question: A politician like our president appears probably once every 100 years. He's not eternal. Who will be after him? Who will defend the interests of our country after ... Such as Yeltsin ?! Then it will be on the loop of the anaconda and the cranks will be. Of course, as a true patriot, I think about the good, but to my great regret, in our country, not always "raspberries" ...
    1. pavelty
      pavelty 8 July 2016 13: 44
      -3
      Let's think, who will be able to lead the country after GDP? I have no options.
      1. pavelty
        pavelty 8 July 2016 14: 51
        0
        I wonder who is there minus? Are there options for new presidents? Shoigu?
        1. pavelty
          pavelty 8 July 2016 14: 53
          0
          It is unlikely that Kuzhegetovich is suitable, someone else knows whom?
          1. Antimif
            Antimif 8 July 2016 17: 42
            0
            Lukashenko norms.
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      3. Alexa1932
        Alexa1932 10 July 2016 13: 15
        -2
        And I have a thousand of them! Remember Putin, how pathetic he was under Sobchak! And now, nose to the top ... Pavlenty, and you could manage Russia!
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 10 July 2016 13: 20
          +1
          Quote: Alexa1932
          And I have a thousand of them! Remember Putin, how pathetic he was under Sobchak! And now, nose to the top ... Pavlenty, and you could manage Russia!

          - again, in the madhouse, the orderlies went on strike ... sad
  7. pavelty
    pavelty 8 July 2016 13: 24
    +4
    It seems to me that the author is a little conspiracy theorist. On this territory in the near future it is impossible not to build any gas, oil, or anything else, because there will be a complete orgy of bearded devils. And no one, unfortunately, will be able to etch them, even the VSK, even the US Air Force. This is for a long time.
    1. Idiot
      Idiot 8 July 2016 18: 02
      +4
      Quote: pavlentiy
      On this territory in the near future it is impossible not to build any gas, oil, or anything else, because there will be a complete orgy of bearded devils. And no one, unfortunately, will be able to etch them, even the VSK, even the US Air Force. This is for a long time.


      These, as you put it, bearded devils, deliberately arranged for the supply of contraband oil to Erdogan at 10 bucks per barrel. They are the laws of the bourgeois market in a drum, which once again confirms their ephemerality. If we leave Syria, you will be surprised how quickly it will become quiet there (with the exception of the total massacre of Assad's supporters, but the West doesn't give a damn about it). They will quickly throw a pipe and no third energy packages will be an obstacle and Bulgaria will clap their hands. Bearded devils will move closer to our southern borders: Afghanistan, Tajikistan ... Barmaleev will become much larger.
  8. cheburator
    cheburator 8 July 2016 13: 29
    +5
    That's right, you need to chop the reptiles' tails into pieces along the most star-striped head!
  9. knn54
    knn54 8 July 2016 13: 40
    +2
    The article is wonderful. But (judging by the map) the Yankees got excited with China - a wise dragon (no longer a monkey), who is watching a tiger fight from the mountain ...
  10. Paul zewike
    Paul zewike 8 July 2016 13: 41
    +1
    I'm afraid we overestimate our political leadership.
    1. DenZ
      DenZ 8 July 2016 20: 11
      0
      Quote: Paul Zewike
      I'm afraid we overestimate our political leadership

      I'm afraid you are afraid a lot.
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  11. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 8 July 2016 14: 14
    -5
    "However, the most tangible blow to Mackinder's strategy was inflicted by Russia in Syria. The question was not just a mad desire to save Assad (hardly needed by Russia) and preserve the bases in Latakia and Tartus for show, but also to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of its military space forces. (VKS) and test new models of weapons. Russia received immeasurably more in Syria. It brought under control 1) oil and gas flows from the Sunite countries, led by Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean Sea and the EU; 2) a gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey; 3) from Kurdish Kirkuk to Israel, etc. Through Abkhazia and Georgia, Russia can control flows from Azerbaijan to Turkey, which puts Turkey's energy sector under full control. Also, through its base in Syria, Russia can control the security of the New Suez Canal (see China) and the British base on Cyprus. "

    After reading this article, our wildly surprised how many goals they have achieved through their actions, and what a cool and unexpected goals. And they just insanely wanted to save Assad and save the base in Latakia and Tartus for window dressing :)
  12. bovig
    bovig 8 July 2016 14: 19
    +4
    The author has a plus for the geopolitical review, but it is worth adding that it’s not unnecessary: ​​it is important to remember that the ancient civilizations that are gaining strength (such as China, Iran, India) have their own geopolitics to be reckoned with ... It is important to build relationships in the spirit - to be friends with us is always more beneficial for them than to confront (a good example is Turkey). While this is working out and, God forbid, continue in the same way. Anglo-Saxons from time immemorial, all politics was based on the principle of subordinating others purely to their interests, from a position of strength ... This principle always provokes opposition sooner or later, because violent friendship is unnatural ...
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  14. Viktor77
    Viktor77 8 July 2016 17: 57
    0
    "And the eternal battle. We only dream ..." Either we are theirs, or they are us. A thousand-year confrontation.
  15. Cosmonaut
    Cosmonaut 8 July 2016 18: 14
    0
    Quote: Mikhail Krapivin
    "However, the most tangible blow to Mackinder's strategy was inflicted by Russia in Syria. The question was not just a mad desire to save Assad (hardly needed by Russia) and preserve the bases in Latakia and Tartus for show, but also to demonstrate the strength and capabilities of its military space forces. (VKS) and test new models of weapons. Russia received immeasurably more in Syria. It brought under control 1) oil and gas flows from the Sunite countries, led by Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean Sea and the EU; 2) a gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey; 3) from Kurdish Kirkuk to Israel, etc. Through Abkhazia and Georgia, Russia can control flows from Azerbaijan to Turkey, which puts Turkey's energy sector under full control. Also, through its base in Syria, Russia can control the security of the New Suez Canal (see China) and the British base on Cyprus. "

    After reading this article, our wildly surprised how many goals they have achieved through their actions, and what a cool and unexpected goals. And they just insanely wanted to save Assad and save the base in Latakia and Tartus for window dressing :)

    Foreign policy, demonstration and verification of weapons (on a reasonable scale, including on time) - this, of course, is not bad !!!
    But, actually, about oil and gas, I don’t understand for a long time, stupid, sir! recourse
    The price is rising or falling, in Russia we don’t understand a damn thing! oil is getting cheaper, gas is getting more expensive, oil is getting more expensive, gas is getting more expensive, I’m silent about a devour .... belay
  16. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 8 July 2016 18: 29
    0
    I thought the article would be about China Silk Road-2.
    It completely matches the Anaconda Loop on the map.
  17. friend of animals
    friend of animals 8 July 2016 19: 41
    +3
    Some kind of tenacity. They flashed Ukraine, in the near future Belarus and Kazakhstan, and here the conspiratorial theory that we are anaconda, it turns out, is heroically chopped for thousands of kilometers from home. For me, Syria is an attempt to bargain in Ukraine, drawing parallels between the authorities and the militants here and here. As for the already legendary gas pipeline from Qatar, why experts are not embarrassed that Iran is pushing oil and gas in the direction of Europe. Or is it also a great friend of Russia like China?
    1. Svoy_tovarish
      Svoy_tovarish 8 July 2016 21: 07
      +3
      There is a rational in your words. Only about bidding, I do not quite agree. We supported Assad even before the events of Ukraine, and intervened when it became clear that if this was not done, Assad would fall.
  18. faterdom
    faterdom 8 July 2016 22: 28
    +5
    In Syria, we have leaked the efforts of the United States, the West and Turkey, and their partners from Qatar and KSA in Middle Eastern politics over the past three years. Without the opportunity to change this fact, or even seriously resent it. It was clever and correct.
    Now we need to get out of the sanctions regime on North Korea, which Mr. Kozyrev entered on our behalf, and seriously help them with rearmament in response to the Americans deploying their THAAD in South Korea. This is the other end of the Earth, and there the Americans will be even more unpleasant than in Syria.
    Well, in Nicaragua, it’s necessary to somehow settle faster, along with the Arctic, of course ...
    Here let me go and anacode further ...
  19. zixir
    zixir 10 July 2016 11: 10
    +3
    All this is good that we can at least somewhere else show our military strength, even if in Syria, and not in Ukraine ..
    But in my opinion, the problem of Russia and Russia has always lurked not in an external threat, but in internal weakness, fragmentation and corrupt "boyars-managers". Until we put things in order with the economic bloc, financial structures (the central bank), the mindless government, which are dragging the country to the collapse and impoverishment of people, we do not need the loops of anacondas and other horror stories of the West, because their own people will once again arrange a bloody revolution ..
    Putin, of course, is an excellent and correct politician, but he is the president, which means he is authorized only for foreign policy. But what is happening in our country, everything is the responsibility of the government .. Medved))
  20. Alexa1932
    Alexa1932 10 July 2016 12: 27
    -1
    Helicopter in Syria on Putin's conscience! The Minister of Defense should be appointed MILITARY, and not the Mchasnik! Mechetnik Shoigu was in his place! Why did he take it off and forward it? VENNA that is not enough?
  21. antivirus
    antivirus 10 July 2016 21: 23
    0
    Now everything depends on the 17th Deputy Minister of Finance.
    How to calculate money and where you can throw it.
    / Action / = / counteraction /. Loop against loop break.
    Resources how to use? FROM the 17th deputy of the Ministry of Finance when the den signs reach the janitor, then the action takes place.
    PO Moltke: do not build fortresses, build railway.
    Two Trans-Siberian Railways must be increased + regional aviation (now we need the level of the 90th year + (5% / year increase by 25 years))
    Trips from N. Novgorod to Novosibirsk should become commonplace. like to Moscow.
    And this is only transport, but there is also mentality, isolationism, localism, clans, many others.
    It all starts from a kindergarten teacher, and where to find time? Under a bush in Syria?
  22. DimanC
    DimanC 11 July 2016 07: 40
    0
    The author, finally get out of the sandbox of "geopolitics" and study the GLOBAL politics, so many things will immediately become clear and natural
  23. sinys
    sinys 11 July 2016 10: 04
    0
    It would be good for Europe to open its eyes and live in peace with China.