To War Or Not To War In Middle East?

Partition of Syria Department

K: Verbatim, without correction of Yandex translation. But it seems to me the translations are better than year ago. Of course, Russian has to be written in nice good language not using vernacular or “free stream of words”. As for now we have state of cornered Russia and cornered Turkey, thanks to the USA which incorporated to the scheme Saudi Arabia. The question is whether the plan is of, ekhm, global Zionists or Americans.

A game of nerves
From: Colonel Cassad, February 11th, 23:11


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The tension around Syria continues to grow on the background of recent developments in the battle for Aleppo began, and the threat of foreign intervention.

In the Crimea in connection with the exercise reinforced the concentration of military. About this President Vladimir Putin told defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Interfax reports.

“Strengthened the forces in the Crimea, the forces of aviation and air defense to repulse massive air raids conventional enemy ready”— said Putin, Shoigu. The Minister noted that the exercises involved forces of the southern and Central military districts: they are thrown to a distance of 3 thousand km and withdrawn on 18 polygons. Previously to monitor the progress of the exercise in the Crimea there arrived the chief of the General staff Valery Gerasimov, said in a statement the Ministry of defense.

Shoigu also said that as part of the exercises in full combat readiness given the troops and forces of the armed forces, the military units of the CVO, the airborne troops and military transport aviation.

Shoigu added that to check control systems in YUVO and CVO deployed mobile field command and control, and to simulate the deployment of the territorial defence headquarters was formed in the Rostov region, Sevastopol and Simferopol. In addition, organized protection and defense of the engineering equipment in the area of troops.

http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/56bcb58c9a79470127ed9533 – zinc

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned against any ground operations in Syria, because, according to him, this can lead to the beginning of another war on Earth. Such statement the Prime Minister made in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt ahead of the Munich security conference. The text of the interview published Thursday evening on the government website. “All ground operations, as a rule, lead to the fact that the war has become permanent. Let’s see that in Afghanistan, as in many other countries. Really unfortunate Libya don’t mention” the Prime Minister said, commenting on recent statements by Saudi Arabia’s readiness to send special forces to Syria.

The Prime Minister said that a ground operation is “the integration of all people involved in the war.” “The Americans have to weigh — and the President of the United States, and our Arab partners: they want permanent war? They think they will win very quickly? It does not happen, especially in the Arab world. There, all fighting against all”, — said Medvedev.

According to him, such a war may drag on for years and even decades. “Why is it necessary? Need all, including due to the austerity measures, which Russia implements, and the Americans carry out, and even with all the reservations, and the Turks are trying to implement, to make to sit at the negotiating table and not to start another war on Earth. We know, for some scenarios it is”, — concluded the Prime Minister.

http://www.rbc.ru/politics/11/02/2016/56bcd8b59a7947163f11431f – zinc

Russia is waiting for the US reaction to the Russian proposal for a ceasefire in Syria, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“We made a proposal specific enough, and waiting for response US prior to the meeting MGPS (international support group for Syria),” he said at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Munich. Earlier Thursday, the Associated Press, citing U.S. officials, reported that Russia has offered to provide a ceasefire between warring factions in Syria since March 1, 2016.

It was noted that The U.S. offered to cease fire immediately. In the Agency report it was noted that in Washington’s view, Russia has delayed the timing of the ceasefire to the Syrian government forces managed to perform the tasks of the offensive, which they are successfully conducting in the North and the South.

The US side offered an immediate ceasefire and ensure humanitarian access blocked in the fighting areas and towns in Syria, reported by the source Agency.

http://www.interfax.ru/world/494290 – zinc

Turkey and Saudi Arabia plan to hold joint military exercises, which could potentially lead to tensions between Sunnis and Shiites in the middle East. According to Turkish diplomats, military exercises will be held as part of the agreement of Ankara and Riyadh “to cooperate in the fight against common threats”.

“Planned exercise is not aimed at any specific goals”, said Defense News high-ranking diplomats in Ankara.

However, analysts remain cautious in their future teaching. “This step would obviously provoke a response from Iran”– said one of the Turkish analysts.

On Tuesday, the head of the Saudi Foreign Ministry Adel al-Jubayr has said it is ready to send to Syria special forces in a coalition led by the USA to fight the militants of the “Islamic state”. The same Saudi Arabia said last week. The Saudis offered to coordinate efforts with Turkey. In the USA said that it can’t support a possible ground operation in Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Syrian territory. On Wednesday, the newspaper LOOK reported that the intervention of the Turkish armed forces in fighting the Syrian army and militants near Aleppo could lead to direct confrontation between Russia and Turkey.

http://vz.ru/news/2016/2/11/793588.html – zinc

NATO defence Ministers approved the dispatch to Syria of their aircraft systems airborne early warning and control aircraft (AWACS) for the needs of the coalition under U.S. command to combat the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was announced today by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of defense Ministers of the Alliance. Thus, The Alliance as an organization officially joined the Western coalition under the command of the USA in Syria.
“Directing AWACS NATO, we released the national air possible States of the Alliance”,
– said Stoltenberg. This means that the US will be able to withdraw from action in Syria their AWACS or other surveillance and monitoring of the situation.

http://ru.euronews.com/newswires/3147532-newswire/ – zinc

The authorities of the Netherlands has announced its willingness to join the international coalition against the terrorist group DAISH (Arabic name, not group “ISIL”), reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Agency Sputnik.

“The Netherlands a moment ago said that at the moment they are ready to carry out air strikes in Syria, in addition to the air operation in Iraq in which they are involved”, – said the heads of the Pentagon Ashton Carter. It is planned that the aircraft of the Netherlands will act in the East of Syria. Now six planes the air force already bombed positions of DAISH in Iraq.

http://www.rg.ru/2016/02/11/niderlandy-nachnut-nanosit-aviaudary-po-poziciiam-daish-v-sirii.html zinc

the Deputy foreign Minister of Iran Ibrahim Rahmanpour urges Turkey not to bet on Saudi Arabia. It is reported Hurriyet Daily News.

“We say to our Turkish friends: “Be careful! Do not bet on Saudi Arabia, which is the loser!”, — said Deputy foreign Minister of Iran. According to him, Riyadh will remain one because of its wrong policies in the region.

February 10, Rahmanpour held talks with senior officials from the Turkish foreign Ministry to discuss bilateral and regional issues with Syria.

“Iran is not concerned about the politics of Turkey. I am sure that Ankara takes into account in its actions the interests and position of Tehran. However, we need time to understand how close is the cooperation of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, or a matter confined solely to the news stories” — summed up the Iranian diplomat.

http://www.noi.md/ru/news_id/78577#close – zinc

Turkish President accuses Tehran to “merciless mass massacres” in Syria, Austrian Die Presse writes. Turkey threatens to send troops into Syria. Speaking in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that someday his country will “lose patience”. Then Ankara will be forced to act more actively.

http://news.rambler.ru/world/32746534/ – zinc

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the UN and the EU offer Ankara to open the borders to a new wave of refugees from Syria, reports ANN.az with reference to the BBC. According to him, the UN should focus on “ethnic cleansing” in the area of the Syrian city of Aleppo, instead of to demand something from Turkey. Without creating a no-fly zone and safe zones to overcome this crisis will not work, said Erdogan. “If the bombing of Aleppo continues, a new wave of refugees will increase to 600 thousand people. We are preparing for this,” he said.

http://ann.az/ru/erdogan-potreboval-bespoletnuyu-zonu/#.VrzoDvmLSiM zinc

the Saudi Authorities do not intend to reconsider the decision on carrying out land operation in Syria. Such statement was made by adviser to the defence Minister of the country Ahmed Asiri.

“The announcement by Saudi Arabia of its troops participating in the ground operation will not be revised”, – quotes the words of Advisor to the Saudi Minister RIA Novosti.

Asiri stressed that the operation will be started as soon as the coalition to make a decision about it.

The day before yesterday head of the Saudi foreign Ministry Adel al-Jubayr said about the possibility to send special forces Saudi Arabia to Syria as part of a coalition led by the USA to fight the terrorists of ISIS.

https://russian.rt.com/article/147950 – zinc

And so on in the same spirit. The specter of serious political and military escalation hovers over Syria, but so far no one dares to pull the trigger, which will lead to further internationalization of the war in Syria. Is more serious than a game of nerves, where the parties rattle the saber alternated the swinging muscles of diplomatic remonstrance. Of course war is not inevitable and predetermined, but its probability is not zero.

UPD: As heap went.

French President Francois Hollande has demanded from Russia to stop support of the Syrian authorities. According to the head of state, President Bashar al-Assad, assisted by Moscow, is engaged in the destruction of his people Moscow should stop supporting the Syrian authorities. The company said in a televised interview, French President Francois Hollande, reports Reuters. “I demand that Russia cease its actions”, — said the head of state (quoted by Europe1). According to him, because of the bombing of “thousands of people were forced to flee. “We need to make sure that Assad will leave power and now, with the help of Moscow, he destroys part of his people, even if it is at the same time struggling with a specific number of terrorists”, said Hollande (quoted by Le Point).

http://www.rbc.ru/politics/11/02/2016/56bcedaa9a794752bfe4b3eb?from=main – zinc

BRETT MAKERS, special representative of President Obama’s coalition against ISIS: ISIS* us continue, and I quote, “the main terrorist threat”. Across Syria there are people living under siege. Millions of people. Some of them are surrounded by ISIS. Some, i.e. the majority of them are trapped by regime forces. Some are surrounded by more radical opposition groups. They must have access to humanitarian assistance.

Russia claims that covers the corridors of the supply of weapons. But actually it covers humanitarian corridors. So Russia should at least back up your words with fact and immediately open humanitarian corridors to all besieged areas outlined in the UN.

What Russia is doing, directly helping ISIS. That’s one reason tomorrow’s meeting in Munich, but next three days will be very difficult. And still we will stand firm. The situation is completely unacceptable, it leads to humanitarian disaster, the strengthening of the Assad regime. And all this only fuels extremism on both sides, both religious movements. We must find a way to reduce the intensity of the conflict. Must be a political process that will result in the transfer of power in Damascus. From time to time we are faced with the problem that the collapse of the regime in Damascus will create a vacuum, and that vacuum can fill the terrorist group. So we need a political process that would allow the transfer of power.

https://russian.rt.com/inotv/2016-02-11/Belij-dom-obvinil-Rossiyu-v – zinc

Authorities in the United States and Saudi Arabia are discussing the possibility of placing Saudi ground troops in Syria. This was stated by the official representative of US state Department mark Toner. “As for ground forces, we continue the discussion on this issue. And we discuss how these forces can be accommodated”

https://russian.rt.com/article/148015 – zinc

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