SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

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By Politicoscope April 23, 2017 13:43

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Pressure both economic and military such as sanctions and displacement from Syria and Libya shows that Washington uses any chance to prevent Putin from being elected in 2018.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

As is known, in the early hours of 8 April Al Shayrat airfield in Syria was attacked by 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the Navy warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (one of them went off course and fell in the sea).

According to the official line of the US administration this action was the response to the use of chemical weapons against rebels in Idlib province. We deliberately do not clarify who stays behind this inhuman action as primary data about the Syrian Air Forces today becomes subject to in-depth scrutiny – due to additional information about involvement of the Russian group dislocated in Syria to this action.

Particularly, it was specified that the drone which flew above the site of chemical attack was navigated by Russian military and the strike on the hospital which took the injured following the chemical attack was delivered by the jet fighter supposedly piloted by the Russian aviator.

Thus, discussion about whether Russian party knew about Syrian chemical attack passes into the plane of determination of the Russian Federation’s involvement in this flagitious action.

As far as new information about Russian involvement in chemical attack appears, the world community primarily represented by G7, becomes increasingly uncompromising and harsh in its further action in respect of Syria and Moscow.

US administration made dogmatic statement that after chemical attack Bashar al-Assad can’t govern Syria furthermore and actually his fate is sealed. Moscow’s response to these words was quite discreet – not a word in behalf of al-Assad. Kremlin confined itself to general words about al Assad’s action in Syria. At the same time they attempted to justify omissions of the Russian military (Russian air defence systems based at Khmeimim could shoot down not a single Tomahawk missile) by joint struggle with Syrian troops against terrorists of the Islamic state and bearing no responsibility before Syria for protection of its airspace.

In fact the attack revealed the bankruptcy of Russian military alignment’s abilities. The Russian Federation Armed Forces are unable to justify their fiasco calling the attack was sudden as they were advised about it beforehand. Helplessness of the Russian air defence may be explained above all by the tactics of missile launching that give no way to detect missile over a distance of above 100 km while after appearing in the radio vision zone Russian military had scruples about launching.

As additional information provided by American and Britain intelligence services points more and more clearly to the role of Moscow in “chemical attack”, it seems that attack of Al Shayrat airfield would not be the only action of Americans and their European allies.

Right on the eve of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow G7 held a meeting where the issue about new sanctions against Russia was brought to the agenda. It showed that West would use every chance to conduct new massive attack on Kremlin. It creates a new dimension of not only US-Russia relations but the relations of Russia with the whole Western world.

Widely known “political warmongers” consisting of military authorities and defense industry representatives were in hibernation during presidency of doubtful Obama. Now they actively force Trump to conduct military operations especially in Syria. Absolutely meaningless and barbarous actions of Syria and/or Russia in Idlib province became the level to start US war machine. Rex Tillerson declared that USA reserves the right to make additional strikes in a case of chemical attack or any other cruel action of the Syrian government. Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, canceled his visit to Moscow and held consultations with Tillerson. After that he declared about new possible strikes at Syrian government troops.

What then about the Russian Federation? It’s obvious that currently Russia is in a state of disturbance. Surely, former USSR possessing the power comparable to the US, would have canceled Tillerson’s visit to Moscow.

There were no actions made to hold a meeting with US military authorities. Moreover the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Armed Forces Valeriy Gerasimov held a meeting with Iraqi counterpart, which means that Russia relies on its only ally in this region – Iraq, instead of the USA.

Current pressure both economic and military such as sanctions and displacement from Syria and Libya shows that Washington uses any chance to prevent Putin from being elected in 2018. Realizing that open confrontation with the USA is a dead end Russian authority is forced to look for prevention of a pessimistic scenario in haste. Any actions related to making of concessions are hard to be explained to voters.

Propaganda is inertial and you cannot turn it around in one moment, along with saving your rankings. Therefore Russia is running out of time and its future depends on how far the West ready to go rather than on its own will.


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