To begin with, the resistance to the Syrian settlement, achieved now with the direct and very effective participation of Russia, will be "echeloned" by our Western "partners", using a number of information "fakes", as well as direct pressure on Moscow in a variety of areas , far from the actual Syrian crisis. Everything is too interconnected in this world.
The first question that arises today in assessing what is happening in the epicenter of the convergence of the most, at first glance, different military-political processes near the borders of Russia, is simple and understandable: "Is it an accident? Or is it a strategy? "
Here is the Syrian settlement. There is an aggravation of the situation in Lugansk. Here is the gathering of a conference of Syrian political forces and organizations in Russia. There - the threat of exclusion of Russian athletes from the nearest Olympics and new attacks on the World Cup in Russia-2018. Here is an appeal to Moscow about the development of cooperation, including in the military field, from more and more new leaders of Africa and Asia. There - new attempts to "shake the situation" inside our society on the eve of the upcoming elections of the Head of State. And all - synchronously.
Russia goes through these stages, thorns and bases, which is called "step by step", hears a lot of criticism from the West, sees information "fakes", experiences direct actions against his citizens, but does not give up any of the positions already gained in this way . And this causes a nervous reaction among the "partners".
They can not answer us the way they would like - say, to fit all of their carrier groups to our shores and threaten them with force. This has no effect today. But the infringement of Russia's interests in other areas, this - has become their corporate style of recent months. There no one remembers Barack Obama's expression on the "torn apart economy of the gas station". They moved to a different configuration of pressure on Moscow.
But whatever comments from the world media about the summit meeting in Sochi on the Syrian peace settlement of the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey, the main conclusion has already been made:
"Russia, Iran and Turkey conducted their inauguration at the last summit in Sochi, which, in turn, is already called the Middle East Yalta."
That is, the reference is sent to the Yalta Conference 1945 year, the end of World War II, where the USSR, Britain and the US agreed on a post-war world - the defeat of Hitler was already a foregone conclusion. Now the winner-powers of 2017 are named. CNN reported on the meeting in Sochi as follows:
At the end of World War II, the leaders of the three world powers gathered in Soviet Yalta to decide the fate of the world. 70 years later, the three most powerful Powers in the Middle East gathered in Sochi to determine the future of post-war Syria.
Immediately after this, British Prime Minister Teresa Mei got nervous, calling Russia "a hostile state." Yes, it seems that the Anglo-Saxons over the Syrian settlement without their participation are "soaked up" so much that they can not sleep, but they want to show their role in the victory over IGIL, created, by the way, by American special services. As commentator Ruslan Ostashko expressed his opinion on this, "on the American notions of leaving unanswered" the Yalta conference on Syria "simply can not. The United States has already ceased to be respected in the East, and such a loss of face is generally unacceptable. "
That's why there were fanfares about "NATO's victory over IGIL", therefore new NATO members wishing to join the "winners from NATO" have joined in, who previously behaved very quietly in this issue. Just received a message:
"The Baltic countries are negotiating to join the fight against the terrorist group" Islamic State "
- told 23 November 2017, the commander of the armed forces of Lithuania, Lieutenant-General Jonas-Vytautas Zukauskas. According to him, at present Lithuania is preparing to send forces to Iraq to carry out special operations. Sending itself should take place at the beginning of 2018. " You know, this "defeat is always an orphan", but, here, Victory immediately has many "parents" or "poor relatives".
Interestingly, this militant impulse from the Baltic fighters against the terrorist threat has been fixed right after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the IGIL group has been routed. Now it's not too scary to join the battle. Will they succeed?
The most visible results of Moscow's political success were as if "compressed" a few days ago, when Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Sochi and talks of the Russian leader - personal and on the phone - with the leaders of a dozen leading states of the world and the Middle East. All the threads of the settlement of the Syrian conflict were gathered into a single center by the president of Russia. And the result aroused, both the approval of the allied forces, and the sharp rejection of the hostile forces.
Let's start this "debriefing" and formulate some prospects for the development of the situation, recall the most important assessments that were made during the negotiations at the highest level.
About the first hours of this "Sochi foreign policy marathon", held in the name of peace in Syria, we wrote in the material "The real policy against the" policy of interpretation. "" After a long conversation with Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin's talks on the phone with the leading heads of state of the region surrounding Syria continued: Vladimir Putin talked with Saudi King Salman; Vladimir Putin spoke with US President Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin talked with the president of Egypt, as-Sisi; Vladimir Putin discussed Syria's future with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Vladimir Putin held a conversation with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Sochi was visited by presidents of the Czech Republic and Sudan. All this - the events of the held "marathon".
Vladimir Putin contacted each leader and invited practically all interested parties to cooperate on the Syrian settlement. Europeans in this list of contacts were not. Perhaps that's why the British prime minister became so nervous - Britain is not among the Winners today ...
Vladimir Putin: "Syria has a real chance to end the long-term civil war"
And now let's pay attention to what happened next - during the Russia-Iran-Turkey summit in Sochi.
We quote the most important, in our opinion, statements of the leaders of the "Sochi Troika" - Vladimir Putin, Hasan Rukhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Large-scale military operations against terrorist gangs in Syria are coming to an end.
- Thanks to the efforts of Russia, Iran and Turkey, it was possible to prevent the disintegration of Syria, to prevent its capture by international terrorists, to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. Indeed, militants in Syria suffered a decisive blow, and there was a real chance to end the years of civil war.
- I want to note the special role of the President of Turkey, the President of Iran. If it were not for your position, the Astana process would simply not have existed: there would be no cessation of hostilities, there would be no ceasefire, there would be no de-escalation zones.
- It can be stated with certainty that we have approached a new stage that opens the possibility of starting a real political settlement process.
- I think that our efforts should be focused on ensuring long-term normalization in Syria, first of all, I have in mind the process of political settlement with the finalization of these negotiations within the framework of the Geneva process, and in helping to settle the country in the post-conflict period.
- Give a powerful impetus to a political settlement on the basis of resolution 2254 of the Security Council of the United Nations. Let me remind you that this document stipulates the launching of a broad inter-Syrian dialogue with the participation of all ethnic confessional and political groups of the population, without exception. This is exactly what the initiative we are supporting is calling here in Sochi, the Congress of the National Dialogue of Syria.
- Dear colleagues, after our decisions and the implementation of the creation of zones of de-escalation hundreds, thousands of refugees are already returning to their homes.
"Given the colossal scale of destruction, it would be possible to think together about the development of a long-term comprehensive program for the revival of Syria.
- It is gratifying that in less than one year since the start of the Astana process, three countries: the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey - have made extensive efforts to counter terrorism and extremism, and have prepared the appropriate ground for a political settlement of the crisis in Syria. Today a new prospect opens for the end of the crisis in Syria.
I am very glad that the three countries, emphasizing the territorial integrity, national sovereignty, independence and unity of Syria, pledged to work closely to create peace and stability in Syria.
- Fortunately, today we are in a situation where the main principles of the IGSF are destroyed. The remaining terrorist groups are on the verge of their disintegration.
- If the peoples and countries of the region today are to receive a lesson from the artificially created crisis in Syria - this lesson is that some powers that pretend to democracy and human rights do not refuse to make wide use of the tools of terrorism and achieve their short-sighted goals in the region violence in the region.
"The people of Syria fought for more than six years with terrorism, which was provided with finances, weapons and intelligence from foreign states, in this unequal struggle needed the support of friendly peoples and governments.
- The fight against terrorism has not yet ended, and in no way should we, in view of the recent victories against the IGIL, refuse to combat the spread of terrorism in the region. It is necessary to help the people of Syria, so that until the complete defeat of terrorism in Syria they continue this struggle.
- Respect for the national sovereignty of Syria, of course, is an integral part of the struggle. And there is no reason for the presence of foreign forces in Syria without the permission of the legitimate government of this country.
"The restoration of Syria, as well as the economic development of this country, needs the full support of the international community.
- As for the National Congress, in order for this Congress to succeed too, it is necessary to coordinate the positions of all three countries at all levels.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan:
- This triple council is very important in order to finally stop the bloodshed, as well as to end the tragedy, which continues for many years. The whole world witnessed that positive step in the course of the work of Turkey, Russia and Iran on the Syrian issue.
- Meetings of the heads of the general staffs of our countries were held. And this tripartite summit will be the result of all the meetings that took place. I think that we will leave here with good results.
This was said during the tripartite talks.
And here are important statements made for the press.
"We are united in promoting the interaction of the three states in the Astana format, which has already proved its effectiveness, has contributed to a significant reduction in the level of violence in Syria, creating conditions for the return of refugees and internally displaced persons.
- I note with satisfaction that the Presidents of Iran and Turkey supported the initiative to convene a general forum - the National Dialogue Congress in Syria ... In general, it is meant to gather delegates from various political parties, internal and external opposition, ethnic and confessional groups at the negotiating table. The Congress will consider the key issues of the national agenda for Syria, primarily related to the development of the parameters of the future state structure, the adoption of a new constitution, the conduct of elections based on it under the supervision of the United Nations. As a result, there will be an incentive to step up efforts on the Syrian settlement within the framework of the Geneva process. I would like to stress once again that the Syrian people themselves should determine the fate of Syria - both supporters of the current government and the opposition.
- It is of fundamental importance that we emphasized this more than once - at times to increase the volume of humanitarian aid to the population, completely clear the territory of Syria, and preserve the historical and cultural heritage. At today's meeting, we agreed to do everything to stimulate the involvement of other states, regional and international organizations in this work.
- The bases of IGIL in Syria and Iraq have mostly been destroyed, and a consensus has been formed in the region regarding the fight against terrorism.
- The main goal is the formation of the Congress of the National Inter-Syrian Dialogue with the participation of representatives of all sections of the population of Syria, those who support the Syrian government and those who are in opposition to it, so they can gather, discuss the future of Syria and create conditions for the development of a new Constitution of Syria . On the basis of the new constitution, elections in Syria could take place.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan:
- We again reviewed the steps that we will have to take to establish an armistice in Syria. We gladly stated that the creation of de-escalation zones played a major role in reducing tension.
- Our today's statement is the first step that reflects the basics of our cooperation.
"During our consultations with both Mr. Putin and Mr. Rukhani, we stressed that it is necessary to implement confidence-building measures. For the gradual implementation of these measures, it is necessary to open unhindered and uninterrupted access to humanitarian assistance to people who for many years remained isolated in this regard. I believe that the point reached by us will be the main step-by-step solution for this issue.
And, finally, the trilateral meeting was crowned with the document "Joint Statement of the Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey. 22 November 2017 ", in which the positions quoted above, demonstrating the agreement of the three leaders on the Syrian settlement, were voiced.
The US does not want to leave Syria
Syria immediately received a message from the SANA agency referring to the Foreign Ministry of the Syrian Arab Republic that Damascus welcomes the final statement of the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed during the meeting in Sochi:
"Based on the desire of Syria to support any political work that respects the sovereignty, independence and unity of the territory of Syria, as well as aimed at stopping the bloodshed, the Syrian government welcomes the final statement of the summit."
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in his "Twitter" that the summit of Russia, Turkey and Iran in Sochi with the participation of President Rukhani and the head of the Iranian General Staff, Baheri, became historic:
"In Sochiwith President Rouhani & Chief of Staff Bagheri at a historic summit with our counterparts from Russia and Turkey tohelp Syrian people. Moving in the right direction "-" We are going in the right direction. "
This was followed by other responses to what happened.
Let us begin, perhaps, with the statement of the fact that, in addition to the British, Americans are very irritated. Of course, over the years they will write in their textbooks about the "great victory of the US Army over extremist Islamists", but today we must fix the Yankees' current reaction, so that after years the future schoolchildren and students could climb into the archive and extract from it today's confessions of the most "Imaginary winners."
For example, the British Broadcasting Corporation "BBC" disclosed details of a secret deal, concluded with the knowledge of the United States and Britain, which allowed hundreds of EIGIL fighters, along with weapons and ammunition to leave the Syrian city of Rakka. According to the information provided, from there, in October 2017, dozens of foreign mercenaries were also evacuated. "BBC" refers to the story of Abu Fazi, one of the convoy drivers, who was promised "thousands of dollars" for participating in this secret operation. Another driver pointed out that the length of the convoy stretched to 6-7 kilometers. In its composition there were about 50 trucks, 13 buses and more than a hundred personal militant cars. According to the BBC investigation, an international coalition led by the United States admits that it participated in the conclusion of the deal, thanks to which about 250 militants and about 3,5 thousand members of their families left Rakku.
The press also poses a very important question: where, in fact, did the special services IGIL disappear? As the American journal Foreign Affairs writes in the article "ISIS 'Intelligence Service Refuses to Die," the most incredible thing is that on this topic, at least in public, very few people are talking or writing.
"The terrorist state that ruled part of the territories of Syria and Iraq had a very effective intelligence service of a global scale. Where is she now? What part of it is destroyed, what is captured, which one has disappeared? No answer".
Hint in the article is very transparent, they say, "curators" helped to disappear ...
Another episode from the history of these days, which is being carried out on Syrian soil. The US authorities are planning not to withdraw their troops from Syria after the defeat of the "Islamic state" (it is prohibited in Russia) and to establish a new government in the north of the country, the Washington Post reports referring to its sources. Sources say that the withdrawal of US troops from Syria can help Bashar Assad "complete the seizure of Syrian territory" and guarantee him "political survival" that "will become a victory for Iran." Moreover, the Americans plan to maintain their military presence in the north of Syria to force Assad to make concessions during the talks in Geneva.
We have already written about this variant - for the "bargain" in terms of the post-war peace conditions in Syria, the Yankees are picking up "trump cards" so that they have a chance to bargain in the name of preserving their interests in this region. They also understand that now Washington loses arguments for maintaining its military presence, but, apparently, are ready to leave, only having received "certain preferences" in return. Or stay, having created on the Syrian territory its bases for approximately 2000 Pentagon fighters.
The head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Vladimir Shamanov, explicitly called "rudeness" the intention of the US to maintain its military presence in Syria after defeating terrorists:
"This rudeness of the highest category, these impostors in someone else's apartment."
For a long time we did not speak publicly ...
However, these American plans may be subject to complications in the form of blocking these bases on the ground, and "closing the air" to prevent any supply of them ... Very clearly expressed in Iraq. The command of the militias of the "Hasd Al-Shaabi" unit stated that in case the Yankees continue to be present on Iraqi territory, "hunting" against the personnel of American bases may begin.
And The Wall Street Journal generally calls into question the system of negotiations on Syria in Geneva, worked out for years:
"In recent months, Moscow has played a leading role in the settlement of the conflict in the Middle East, thus overshadowing the negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva,
- emphasizes the American edition. And this is also a major irritant for those Western "partners" who are pushing the development of the situation away from the helm of decision-making on the Syrian settlement.
He echoes the Washington edition of The Hill: US President Donald Trump should not give up the idea of overthrowing the "Syrian dictator" Bashar Assad. Recently, Trump communicated by telephone with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and the topic of Syria was one of the main ... Currently, Putin is doing everything possible to try to persuade Trump and force the Syrian opposition to recognize the retention of power over Assad - this outcome will do harm to the United States, and neither president, or Congress can not accept it.
"The fate of Syria will be decided without taking into account the interests of the United States"
Another interesting result is the changing situation in Lebanon. Several days ago, there were speculations that hostile forces wanted to "inflate" political passions there. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri told 4 November from ... the capital of Saudi Arabia about his resignation. And many strained - the "explosion" of the hard-won stability of Lebanese society could lead to a new aggravation.
However, just after the meeting of the "Sochi Troika" Saad al-Hariri, his resignation disavowed. He said that the issue was postponed at the request of Lebanese President Michel Aun:
"Michel Aoun asked me to wait with this decision and stay in my post, and I gave my consent. I hope that this will prepare a serious ground for a constructive dialogue. "
Hariri also noted:
"We need to distance ourselves from regional confrontations and any steps that could harm our relations with Arab brothers ... I urge all political forces to a genuine partnership for the building of a strong Lebanon."
Interesting is the reaction of Saudi Arabia. At first, before the negotiations in Sochi, its leadership convened an emergency meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo to consider what was called "Iranian interference." Lebanon was meant, because, according to Bloomberg, the head of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that the resolution of the meeting mentions Iran's ally Lebanese Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization." However, further this wave did not go.
But after a week the Saudis themselves were alarmed after the bloody terrorist attack on the Egyptian Sinai, when an Islamist gang that had nothing to do with Iran killed almost 300 parishioners of the local mosque!
Prince Salman gathered representatives of Arab countries in Riyadh to revitalize military cooperation in the face of "the challenges of terrorists and extremists of all stripes." That is, they brought up the threat of Sunni extremists.
And more important information. According to the portal "Military Materials", Saudi Arabia is lifting the blockade of the sea, land and air borders of Yemen, introduced "to prevent the supply of weapons from Iran." The ports of Hodeida and As-Salifa, used by international organizations to deliver humanitarian aid to the country, will soon start accepting ships. Following the Saudi-led Arab coalition will stop the ground and air blockade.
Further. In Riyadh 23-24 November, at the invitation of the Saudi Arabian authorities, about 140 Syrian oppositionists gathered to work out a common position in the negotiations with the government of Bashar Assad. At the conference, a new composition of the Supreme Committee on Negotiations (VKP) was elected, which will represent the united opposition in Geneva 28 November 2017. There was also news that the "Moscow" and "Cairo" groups of the Syrian opposition had agreed with the WCP that they would represent a common platform.
This became possible because Riyadh Hijab, who formerly headed the VKP, left his post, which was positively received in Moscow.
"I hope that the departure of the radical oppositionists from the first roles will allow the heterogeneous opposition - both internal and external - to unite on reasonable, realistic, constructive positions,
- commented on this news, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Does this not speak about the effectiveness of Vladimir Putin's conversation with Saudi Arabian king Salman: terrorism is multifaceted; Syrian settlement requires flexible approaches from the opposition; it's time to stop the war in Yemen - there is no longer remembering, because of what it began. As for the relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the face of common threats, you see, they will cease to be so hostile. We note here that the Russian missile defense systems of interest to both countries will be a good defense against a mutual surprise strike, which can cool the confrontation between the two regional powers of the Persian Gulf.
And absolutely out of place in these conditions was sounded for the Saudis proposal from Israel. Riyadh very painfully perceives hints that the kingdom has "channels of communication" with Tel Aviv, and then the chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, Lieutenant-General Gadi Eisenkot, said that Tel Aviv is ready to contribute to the "new international alliance" in the Middle East, which has the goal of "stopping the Iranian threat" and is ready to ... share intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia.
Observer Ruslan Ostashko notes an important milestone in the development of the situation in the entire Middle East: "The Russian-Turkish-Iranian talks on Syria have marked a new geopolitical reality, which is that the fate of Syria will be decided without taking into account US interests, although the Americans hope to preserve there is a military presence, in zones that are controlled by the remnants of the so-called democratic or moderate opposition. Secondly, the talks showed that V.Putin can achieve cooperation between Ankara and Tehran, despite all the contradictions between them and, despite all the historical accounts that Iran and Turkey can show and present to each other. Until recently, the very possibility of a normal compromise or even just a normal negotiation process between Iran and Turkey seemed somewhat improbable, but Putin, with the help of a kind word and Russian VKS, managed to make a fairy tale happen. "
Yes, and the Russian military presence in Syria is already perceived as a fait accompli (fr. "Fait accompli"). Russian military bases in Khmeimim and Tartus will remain in Syria after the end of the counterterrorist operation, their development is planned, told RIA Novosti the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev.
As a response to these words - the opinion of the American magazine Politico: "It's been six months since President Donald Trump ordered an air strike on the air base of the Syrian regime, after which his aides said that" this will give the US new levers of influence on the The Middle East. " And today, Trump increasingly appears in the role of an indifferent spectator, watching how Russian President Vladimir Putin begins to shape the face of post-war Syria. "
The war with IGIL ends with Vladimir Putin's great success, writes Polish journalist Vaclav Radzivinovich to Gazeta Wyborcza: Syria for the Russian leader is a valuable asset in domestic politics, because in the presidential election of 2018 he will appear as the winner of another, post-Crimean armed conflict, that obviously add to it popularity. In the international arena, the Kremlin's greatest success is that in the Syrian conflict it turned out to be the central player, and all parties must be considered with it.
The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel gave its forecast on the situation in the Middle East: here the "new Syria" is formed, Moscow has achieved its goal by restoring influence in the Middle East region.
In the article "Russia in Syria: 'Victory' in war but can Moscow win the peace?" - "Russia in Syria: A Military Victory, But Can Moscow Win Peace?" The British Air Force notes:
"Russia emerged from the Syrian crisis with a significantly increased military and diplomatic reputation ... This allowed the survival of the Assad regime, while expanding its own limited military presence in the country. But the diplomatic consequences are considerable ...
Russia is building a free alliance between Iran and Turkey to try to build the future of Syria. Even the Saudis opened the way to the "Moscow door" ...
Russia was anxiously watching how the United States and its allies welcomed the turmoil of the "Arab Spring", as if the beginning of a "new era of democracy" in the Middle East. Russia's conclusions turned out to be more pragmatic and pessimistic ...
In Syria, the opposition is not completely destroyed, but largely demoralized ...
Syria has provided a "showcase" for many of the most advanced Russian weapons systems ...
Russia is once again a significant player in the Middle East, as it has not happened since the beginning of the 1970-ies. "
These assessments, including those from respected publications in the West, are such that they, well, can not be liked by those who may not be invited, but rather will not be allowed to "distribute the elephants" following the results of the Syrian campaign .
Realizing their innocence, the Western "partners" who spent too much money on "establishing democracy" in Syria have now come to understanding - or they have been led to such an "epiphany - that profits from this point of the Middle East are not foreseen. Losses will have to be written off under the item "unaccounted expenses". But, how can you not want to stay outside the historical circle of the winners - in terms of information and propaganda games!
That is why they continue to look for variants of Russia's "response" for why they have nothing in Syria that does not work. And in the CIA "main enemy" today - again Russia. Interestingly, but after the collapse of the USSR in the CIA (they did not understand there, against whom now to work) for several years the "main enemy" was ... France. In a few years the methodologies were restored to their former state: "Moscow is to blame for everything."
Recall that at that time 1970, when the West was unable to oppose anything to the USSR and the socialist camp in terms of military force, the West itself personally switched to the policy of "strangling the enemy in the embrace of convergence, detente and perestroika." The result of this policy is transparent today, like thawed water.
And today the practice of "expensive friends" has not disappeared anywhere. We remember how, at our expense, the means of the USSR built socialism in Mali or in Somalia? Musa Traore, who had a chance to communicate personally in distant 80s, and Siad Barre were very good leaders of their countries. But they asked Moscow for money to build socialism. And Moscow did not refuse ...
Appears willing to go "under the arm of Moscow"
And, indeed, as part of this chain of meetings and negotiations, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir flew to Sochi in Sochi. And his visit is perceived as sensational. Still - the leader of the Sudan discussed with Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu the possibility of creating a military base on the Red Sea!
Moreover, as the Sudanese President said:
"We believe that the problems that the region is now facing are caused by US intervention.
And we believe that the situation that has happened with our country (this is the situation in Darfur, with South Sudan) is for the same reasons: it is American policy. As a result, our country has split into two parts, this only led to a worsening of the situation, and we need protection from the aggressive actions of the United States.
(Again - "We need protection from aggressive US actions" ...)
We believe that the reason for what is happening in Syria is also American intervention.
As a result, in Syria such a catastrophe happened.
We believe that peace can not be achieved without President Assad.
We believe that if it were not for Russian intervention in the situation in Syria, this country would be lost.
In this regard, we support the development of cooperation with Russia in various fields ...
We are also concerned about the situation in the Red Sea. We believe that US intervention in these issues is also a problem ...
As for the import of grain (from Russia to Sudan-SF), which has already been mentioned: one million tons - for us this is very good figures, and we are very grateful to you.
We are very interested in developing relations with Russian business - in oil production, in agriculture, and in the field of railways ...
We can say that Sudan can be Russia's "key" to Africa ...
We are also interested in developing our relations with the BRICS. "
The call to receive "keys from Africa", after working for many years, I hear regularly ... These statements from the head of the Sudan remind us that there are already many who want to go "under the arm of Moscow." But - the rules have changed: Moscow does not believe in tears and all those who wish will have to pay at last. No? Especially, to push the interests of Russia and the United States in the Sudan, sorry for my "mauvais ton", it's not "comme il faut".
"I think that taking into account the successes of Russia in Syria, duly appreciated by the world community, corresponding proposals can be expected from other countries in the foreseeable future. The Russian military base in this or that country is a guarantee of its safety »,
"Senator Franz Klintsevich stressed in this regard.
The question, however, is that, despite the ideal strategic location of this possible base - right in the southern part of the Red Sea, which provides control over this most important "artery of world ocean trade", one must think hard not only about how much it will cost, and that this will give Russia in conditions of overcoming the crisis of 90-x, but also about how effective it is to stretch our communications so far?
However, there are also voices that actively welcome such a "march" to the Red Sea, especially since even China is already there, next to it - on the basis of Djibouti, and even intends to send special forces to Syria for a counter-terrorist operation against the actual Chinese militant Islamists .
According to Riyad Farid Hijab, the question of the participation of Chinese special forces in the destruction of the Islamic Movement of East Turkestan militants, which were identified by the Syrian special services in one of the suburbs of the Syrian capital in East Gut, is being discussed. The Chinese remember that from 1993 year on the territory of the Middle Kingdom, more than 200 terrorist attacks were organized by extremists from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, which resulted in numerous casualties among civilians. On the territory of Syria, these militants went to fight in the ranks of Jabhat al-Nusra.
And yet, before the full study of the issue with our military base in Sudan (debit and credit), it seems more attractive to Russia to create on the territory about the "grain hub" AE to ensure stable supplies of Russian grain to the countries of the Middle East. This project was reported by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov:
"We propose to consider the creation of a large grain hub on the territory of the UAE to store Russian grain in order to ensure a stable supply of grain to the countries of the Middle East."
Today, it turns out that grain yields in Russia have grown, and it's easier, for sale, to keep our wheat closer to countries where bread simply does not grow.
I saw wheat fields from the airplane on the Arabian Peninsula. Up to 40 centners from ha were collected once. Russia was jealous!
However, today - there is not enough fresh water to irrigate agricultural plots in the desert ... Therefore - the countries of the Persian Gulf are ready to procure from all over the world, including Russia, primarily wheat, because of their deficit of fresh water.
In case of any decisions on these issues, we can firmly say that Russia has returned to the Middle East and is ready to provide and promote its interests with the help of both trade and economic ties and the military presence.
And this new reality caused such hysteria among the "partners" that they stopped observing any decorum, just to infringe on Moscow.
West vs Russia: "There is no evidence, but ... Russia is to blame"
It would seem that the situation with the recent change of power in Lugansk to Syria has nothing to do. However, it was after the Syrian knot began to yield to the denouement that Vladimir Putin, for the first time, if I am not mistaken, had a telephone conversation with the leaders of the Lugansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic. As the press service of the Kremlin reported, "the initiative of the leader of the public movement" Ukrainian choice - the right of the people "Viktor Medvedchuk for the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics was discussed."
And almost immediately followed the negotiations on Syria in Sochi, and immediately after them - the events in Lugansk, following which the leadership of the republic was replaced. And we can ask a logical, in principle, question: did not the external forces really want to "give an answer to Moscow for Syria" in Lugansk?
In any case, the control over the situation in the People's Republic of Finland towards "outsiders" did not pass, and the power in the republic, on the contrary, was consolidated, and the internal conflict was suppressed. And after that, it does not seem to you that everything happened somehow very synchronously: only in Sochi they agreed on a Syrian settlement without Western "partners", how the situation in Lugansk sharply deteriorated?
The answer to the Western "partners" appears to have been at the same time a public announcement on the same days that the "Rescue Committee of Ukraine" (KSU) was created. This committee is "formed from former Ukrainian politicians and deputies of the Party of Regions" and intends to create an alternative opposition that will be based on people operating in the regions.
"In the near future in Ukraine there will be a real opposition, which will challenge Kiev. Now there are conditions for its formation and the creation of a government in exile (!),
- the leader of the KSU Vladimir Oleinik told the Izvestia newspaper.
The core of government will be out of the country, but it will rely on internal forces - the bet will be made on those politicians and officials who suffered from the Poroshenko regime. "
Do you hear - was the "Ukrainian government in exile" created? Russia began to restore order at its borders, turning the very "loop of Anaconda", which we repeatedly recalled, for example, in the material "Eurasia" is centered, "in an exhibit for the museum for the Zoo.
But, having received in this direction, as they say in Ukraine, "otlup", "partners" do not quit - who among them, accustomed to constant "withdrawals of the bank," wants to lose? And again, having sustained a certain pause, they piled on ... the topic of doping in Russian sports.
While it is difficult for us to give this pressure adequate response - they have control over many important management tools in the world's Great Sport. But! Please note that, as if on command, during these days, the voices of Anglo-Saxon officials from sport and the free ones sounded on all screens.
The president of the American Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Travis Tigert, criticized Norwegian ski champions Martin Jonsrud Sundbu and Ule Einar Bjoerndalen, who publicly did not support the Russian dodgers and biathletes who had been suspended for doping. Norwegians said that to prove the guilt of Russian athletes at the Olympic Games in Sochi-2014 there should be positive doping tests, but they are not!
In response to the American, the whole world heard:
"For 2017, this principle is outdated. Of course, the evidence must be reliable, but it is not necessarily the presence of positive doping tests ... There were no positive tests, because people went so far as to replace these very positive doping tests. "
The Yankees have no evidence of this public statement. However, their position "in the anti-doping world", created by the Anglo-Saxons themselves and very much guarded by them - at stake billions of dollars of advertisements from the contracts of champions - is almost key: who pays and orders the music, does not it?
The next blow almost at the same hours (conspired?) Is inflicted on Russian sports by the fugitive informant of the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA Grigory Rodchenkov. He allegedly is ready to provide the World Football Association (FIFA) with data that prove the participation of Russian players in the "state doping program." In his list mention 34 player, including players from the Russian national team at the World Championships 2014 year.
Earlier, the lawyer Rodchenkov - the Anglo-Saxon and, perhaps, the curator Rodchenkov from the secret services - Jim Walden said that his client is ready to get in touch with FIFA and provide information on the use of doping by Russian players. According to the British - there, in the foggy Albion, already shaking everyone from hatred for Moscow? - the newspaper "Daily Mail", FIFA "conducts a doping investigation against Russian players." In FIFA indicated: violations of anti-doping rules players from Russia there, but the investigation continues.
This investigation, this "dead cat", thrown in order to spoil the whole world with the holiday of football (!), Flashed ... exactly on the eve of 1 December - the date of the draw in Moscow of the final tournament World Cup-2018, which will be held in Russia next year.
These "unsportsmanlike games" are one of the variants of Anglo-Saxon (and this must be remembered) "partners" to somehow "punish" Russia, which is rising before our eyes, and starts them, as always, "to stop living." Only they crushed ... And their second task is to sow discontent in Russian society by removing our athletes from the Olympics and other major international tournaments, through exacerbation in Ukraine, through "arrests" on Russian big business, through sanctions, already very few people are pleasant at the very West. This is how "they" are preparing for the election of the President of Russia.
Only, here, "they" can not imagine in any way, what, in the end, will be Moscow's response. Just as "they" could not see the prospects of the Syrian conflict, how they did not appreciate the phenomenon of the "Russian spring", which for a long time shrinks, but it straightens very quickly.
"They" see us as they themselves live - they look in the mirror, and therefore they press on those calluses that they themselves are aching. And they practice theft with hindsight of our Olympic medals. "Fine, Khobotov, finely ..." (c)
Well, let them - the "mysterious Russian Soul" they are too tough for. It is impossible to "bite" or "pinch" the soul at all. Is it not so, gentlemen are "partners"? .. They hear, hear, but do not understand ...
... The hysteria of the "partners" in its pure form. The main thing is not to miss the moment when "they" will remove all the claims to Moscow and go to Russia to form the "2.0 Discharge" program. From them will ...