In total everyone seems to use the current relative quiet of the “cessation of hostilities” to move into launch positions for a possibly final campaign against IS and the other objectionable subjects. It will be a hot summer in Syria.
In Syria, Russia is involved in roughly the same situational coalition, where in addition to Russia, Syria and Iran, there is a smaller participants like Hezbollah, Shiite groups in Iraq, Palestinians and Kurds. In Assad’s vision of the course and outcome of this war. In the Iranian clergy, it too can and probably is different from the vision of Russia. The aim of the coalition diplomacy is the coordination of these positions to confront the aspiration of opposing coalitions. Of course, Iran and Russia may be differences on the future role Hezbollah and continue the conflict with Israel, on various aspects of Shiite-Sunni confrontation, on the Kurdish question, on various issues of hybrid war against Saudi Arabia and even the future of the post-war Syria. Like Russia, Iran is seriously invested in support of Syria, and of course he wants to get on the end of the war a variety of political benefits strengthen Iran’s position and weaken the position of his opponents. If Russia at the end of the Syrian war and the destruction of the caliphate can concentrate on hold to achieve the effect, the chess game between Tehran and Riyadh for the control of the Islamic world, will continue. For Tehran, the war in Syria is yet another battle in a long-running war, which is in addition to Syria in Iraq and Yemen.
Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
iginal: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Another meeting of the Normandy Quartet on a settlement in the Donbass ended inconclusively.…
Originally posted on SLAVYANGRAD.org:
Original: Colonel Cassad Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf Preamble: This report dates from February 22. The situation has remained effectively the same…
The Syrian armed forces are equipped with Russian tanks. Where our BMP-1, which itself has long been well established, working tanks T-55, T-72. And recent events in Syria demonstrate the reliability, durability and a high level of the combat effectiveness of armored and other vehicles. There were cases, when on the tank T-90 was more than 13 hits of modern means of destruction, but the tank has retained its fighting capability.Our tanks on the device is quite simple, hope to use and possess modern means of destruction which are capable of destroying any opponent that actually shows the T-90 in Syria. No wonder sales of this tank in recent times has increased. Buy it countries in the Middle East, Algeria, India. This again confirms the high combat efficiency of our technology
At midnight on February 27, the Syrian guns fell silent – at least temporarily. As already received numerous allegations of violations, the Syrian truce seems very shaky. The cessation of hostilities, as it is officially called, is the result of two weeks of intense negotiations between the United States and Russia. Before the clock struck twelve, and their efforts have borne fruit, because the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution in 2268 on the approval of the US-Russian agreement of February 22 and demanded that the Syrian and international actors of his strict implementation.
But whether they will carry it out? And that they must comply with? Due to the very different motives of external actors, due to the complex calculations and relations between Syrian jihadist and jihadist rebel factions it will be difficult and full of dangers process.
Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer expressed Tel Aviv’s support for the Kurdish people’s aspirations for independence in the Middle East.
Israel’s Maariv newspaper reported yesterday that the ambassador’s statements were made during an interview with a Kurdish television station. Dermer said: “Israel has another people in the Middle East who truly love freedom, and they are fighting for their freedom; that is the Kurdish people.”
According to a Russian news agency, Kurds have shot down a Turkish attack helicopter over Iraqi Kurdistan as the helicopter was engaged in airstrike against Kurds.
It was reported previously that Ankara conducted airstrike against PKK targets in Iraq and Turkish military had been also targeting Kurds inside the country and shelling Kurdish militias in northern Syria.
“Practically round-the-clock from the territory of the Republic of Turkey the convoys of large trucks are going across the border with supplies and weapons, which are moving exclusively to the areas, which are controlled by the terrorist groups Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar Ash-Sham,” chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation between the warring parties in Syria Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko told reporters on Friday.
The limited Russian contingent operating in Syria is outperforming the more widespread groupings of the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition, according to Germany’s FOCUS media outlet who came by the classified NATO document, which was prepared by the alliance’s military experts.
The document points out that Russia deployed 40 warplanes, performing some 75 sorties a day (until the ceasefire came into effect on February 27). The airstrikes, usually delivered on several targets during each combat flight, are “accurate and efficient,” the analysis reportedly says.
The US-led counterterrorist coalition, deploying about 180 warplanes against Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), strikes only about 20 targets a day. The paper says the number of Russian fighter jets on the ground is “clearly inferior in number” to NATO’s group, but the higher frequency of the Russian air raids makes them more effective.
The group of neoconservatives, who earlier fully controlled the Republican Party, is infuriated by Trump’s success, and is intensifying their attempts to denigrate him. Due to the obsession with the fake Russian threat, they couldn’t find an accusation more fearful that my support for him. This shocking “truth” was exposed by certain Robert Zubrin, a guy who has two aims in life: colonizing Mars and exposing Dugin’s fifth column in the West. Good choice Weekly Standard!
I do not begrudge you. I really like Donald Trump. But I detest the crazy warmongering neoconservatives, sodomite Rubio and hypocrite pseudo-Christian Cruz. I don’t like this stuff at all.