“Rook” was created as a workhorse for bombing. Tough, cheap and hardy aircraft for the war that was supposed to solve the problem of supporting ground troops “cheap and cheerful”, coming as close as possible to the enemy and treating it with bombs, rockets and the gun… And in some cases missiles with laser seeker to destroy point targets.
In General, the situation for the SAA here in recent days has improved slightly, although on the complete overcoming of the crisis so far, the militants have lost the pace, but the ambitious plans they still have left, so ahead of the SAA are waiting for fierce fighting with a sufficiently skilled adversary. In the battle from both sides involved more than 20 thousand people, dozens of tanks and artillery (even the Syrians TOS-1). In these battles the parties to bear significant losses, a few dozen people a day. Together, and the fighters and the SAA from the beginning of the offensive had lost several hundred men killed and wounded.
Fierce clashes are ongoing between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS fighters on the road between the town of Tabqa, the city of Raqqa, and the Tabqa Military Airbase where SDF fighters have repelled and ISIS attack on their positions between Tabqa and Raqqa.
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According to the Ministry of defence of the SAR, over the past seven days in the Northern part of Hama by government forces during a large-scale counteroffensive were eliminated not less than two thousand terrorists belonging to the mostly Islamist coalition “Tahrir al-sham” led by “al-Nusra Dzhebhat”. In addition, was destroyed seven control centers, 15 tanks, more than ten units of heavy armored vehicles, over one hundred vehicles and 12 weapons storage sites of the militants.
In General, the operation “shield of the Euphrates” despite some understatement, was a success in Turkey that the price is acceptable military and political losses, were able in practice to make a serious reversal of its policy and start correcting the mistakes that have produced Erdogan, in 2011-2016 years when persisting in their attempts to overthrow Assad at any cost, he put the Turkey and his own regime on the brink of disaster. Of course, this operation was coordinated with Russia and Iran – Turkey has allowed to achieve the above objectives, in exchange for the correction of its foreign policy in the region and the services needed for the capture of Aleppo and the release of a number of enclaves.
Russian-Iranian relations go beyond the bilateral. So, in the military sphere is planned in the triangle Ankara – Moscow – Tehran. Though not without some rough edges, but they can be easily eliminated in the mutual interest of the parties. Under consideration the project of North – South, that is, the establishment of the main trade routes from India and other countries around the Indian ocean through Iran to Russia and further to Europe.
The fact that Russia and Iran have never been allies, and now on the way to it, shows the addition and strengthening of the Eurasian unity. Iran is also sincerely committed, wanting to take their place in organizations such as the SCO, BRICS, etc.
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The frontline in Northern Hama has once again erupted in a fury of gunfire, shelling and airstrikes after almost six months of relative calm in the region. The cause for the instability is a large-scale militant offensive being led by the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham terrorist conglomerate and backed various sub-groups of the Free Syrian Army crypto-Salafist, Turko-philic faction.
Briefing of the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces Colonel-General Rudskoy on the military situation in Syria and the Mosul area.
After the occupation of the airbase, dam and connection forces them to occupy, on the agenda will be the promotion along the southern shore of the Euphrates, with the goal the complete environment of Raqqa and its subsequent storm, which could begin in mid-late April, with upbeat developments in the mid-to-late may, if the Caliphate will be able to stretch on the South shore.
A senior Russian general on Tuesday meanwhile accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria’s infrastructure — including Tabqa Dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.
Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the military’s General Staff said the coalition was trying to “completely destroy critical infrastructure in Syria and complicate postwar reconstruction as much as possible.”
The new elite must meet simultaneously the criteria of subjectivity and independence, and to be focused on the interests of the state. This combination is only possible if there is simultaneously the development of personality, which has remained true to the civilization. This is the principle of freedom in Ministry. Elite definitely needs to be a representative of the people’s identity to be the expression of the ideas and aspirations of the people, and to understand and accept the values and the cultural code of the people. Potential candidates of the new elite must belong to any of traditional religions, without this man can not be considered a part of the Eurasian elites.
The methods of Zersetzung are to cast doubt on the basic norms of the Western liberal order and its institutions; to distort and thereby discredit the purposes of the European Union, NATO and the free-market economy; to erode the credibility of the free press and free elections.
Historicism also contains numerous dangers and traps. Paraphrasing Herzen’s remarks about Westernizers and Slavophiles, it would be appropriate to say that post-modernists take the world as a prophecy, while neo-modernists view it as a reminiscence. The prophecy turned out to be cooked up by self-obsessed dilettantes, crude and short-lived, and the reminiscence may actually be daydreaming leading one away from the real world. Moreover, a clash of mismatching “big narratives” can cause acute political conflicts as vividly proved by the Chinese and Japanese versions of the history of World War II in Asia. Besides, how long can one walk forward while looking backward all the time?
It appears that at this stage in U.S. relations will be dominated by confrontational rhetoric, in the presence of situational contacts like the meeting in Munich at the security Conference or the meeting of chiefs of General Staffs of Russia, USA and Turkey in Antalya. The participation of both countries in the Syrian war somehow forcing them to contact each other, although as the events in the area of Raqqa, in addition to the General aims of the war with the Caliphate, the rest of the goals are very different.The same goes for Ukraine, where US demands to give the Donbass and Crimea to the Kiev regime, regarded by the Kremlin as an unacceptable.
Of course at this stage the fighting in North Hama not only hinder the development of the offensive of the SAA to the East of Aleppo, but also make it difficult to implement more ambitious plans related to the promotion, in Raqqa province, where the United States with the Kurds gradually develop success from Tabqa, continuing to bend the line on the environment of the capital of the Caliphate.
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