How Russia got a unique chance to oust Americans from Iraq

2020 began with a sharp aggravation in the Middle East. The killing by the Americans of the Iranian general Suleymani at the airport of Baghdad could result in a complete "expulsion" of the United States from Iraq.


It is worth noting that the Iraqi parliament has already adopted a resolution, the main requirement of which is the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country. At the same time, despite the “warnings” from Donald Trump about the introduction of “terrible sanctions” and the demand to reimburse the United States for the billions invested in the construction of bases, Baghdad nevertheless launched a mechanism for withdrawing the foreign contingent.

It is worth recalling that the international coalition, including five thousand American soldiers, is located in Iraq as part of a mission to combat terrorist organizations. Forced withdrawal of a foreign contingent may lead, if not to a military, then to an economic aggravation.

It would seem, what does our country have to do with it? However, with a careful examination of the situation, it becomes clear that everything that happens can play into Russia's hands.

Firstly, the possible withdrawal of American troops will lead not only to a weakening of US influence in the Middle East, but also to a new destabilization of Iraq by terrorist groups. It becomes obvious that it is not worth leaving the country without protection.

So, the place of “peacekeepers” from the international coalition could be taken by Russia, which has already proved to the whole world its ability to guarantee the security of other states. This would contribute to a significant increase in the influence of our country in the Middle East. Moreover, we could even give a loan to Iraq so that it could finally “pay off” from the Americans. Naturally, under certain conditions.

Secondly, it is worth noting that today Iraq is the largest buyer of wheat in the world (after Egypt). Russia, in turn, has been holding the title of "main grain exporter" for 3 years now. However, since 2013, the Americans drove us out of the Iraqi market and began to supply their grain to the country.

The issue of the return of Russia has been discussed repeatedly and in the coming months it is even expected to send a test batch of our wheat to Iraq. At the same time, the current aggravation sharply increased Russia's chances of "revenge."

If we succeed in driving the Americans out of the region, then our country will already become the main Iraqi exporter. And this, more than 3 million tons of wheat, which Baghdad is forced to import annually.

In addition to grain, the United States supplies engineering products, aircraft and cars to Iraq. And this means that Russia could easily replace our “American partners” in this niche.

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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 9 January 2020 15: 17
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    - Russia has forgiven so many billions of dollars for resource-rich Iraq that, at the mention of this, our Russian taxpayers have a chill ...

    In addition to grain, the United States supplies engineering products, aircraft and cars to Iraq. And this means that Russia could easily replace our “American partners” in this niche.

    - We will supply them all with humanitarian aid .. ??? - And we’ll buy “engineering products, airplanes” from China and ..., along with our grain, we will drive “humanitarian aid” to Iraq ??? When our guarantor once again comes to an alien country and talks and smiles a lot there, then nothing good can be expected from this ...
    1. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 11 January 2020 11: 57
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      Quote: gorenina91
      - Russia has forgiven so many billions of dollars for resource-rich Iraq that, at the mention of this, our Russian taxpayers have a chill ...

      The same can be said about the SAR, Venezuela, formerly Libya, we were sent at the mention of Soviet / Russian debts and now the author offers

      Allocate a loan to Iraq so that it can finally “pay off” from the Americans

      I personally, as a taxpayer, do not give a damn whether Iraq will pay off the United States or not ...

      So, the place of “peacekeepers” from the international coalition could be taken by Russia, which has already proved to the whole world its ability to guarantee the security of other states. This would contribute to a significant increase in the influence of our country in the Middle East.

      And why the Russian Federation needs this “peacekeeping” activity, I see that the author just wants the Russian Federation to become more bogged down in the BV, protecting the interests of the Arabs, at the expense of Russian taxpayers and the lives of Russian soldiers, the author himself is apparently not going to accept participation in a peacekeeping mission in Iraq ....
      The author also “forgot” to indicate that most countries of the international coalition in Iraq withdrew their troops from Iraq and what is the relationship between the supply of grain from Russia and the need for the latter to conduct peacekeeping activities in Iraq, according to the logic of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to send troops to Turkey and Egypt, as they are also buyers of our grain ...
  2. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 January 2020 16: 06
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    I can’t guess .. ˮ Agitator's Notebook ", or" Pravda "for 1976?
    1. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 9 January 2020 16: 43
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      One of the millions of victims of propaganda, but with the right to write articles ...
      1. isofat Offline
        isofat (Sergei) 9 January 2020 17: 22
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        Quote: cmonman
        One of the millions of victims of propaganda, but with the right to write articles ...

        Is US propaganda without sacrifice? If there are victims, please specify how many of them are victims of US propaganda.
        How did you manage to avoid becoming a victim of propaganda?
  3. 123 Online
    123 (123) 9 January 2020 17: 48
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    When there is no argument, all that remains is to declare everything propaganda. repeat
    Russian grain is cheaper, displaces American and European from the market, it is a market. Iraq was occupied and simply forced to buy American expensive goods.

    Paris Club of creditor countries wrote off another part of the debt
    Iraq of this organization. This fully fulfilled the Paris Club’s commitment in 2004 to write off 80% of Iraqi debts. Baghdad owed to the Paris Club, which includes 19 developed countries of the world, about 40 billion dollars, now this amount is less than 8 billion.

    https://www.svoboda.org/a/478036.html

    The countries destroyed during the war were written off by 19 countries, but chills only beat our taxpayers, and some of them. Maybe measure the temperature first? Suddenly it's a coldsmile
    1. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 11 January 2020 12: 11
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      Quote: 123
      When there is no argument, all that remains is to declare everything propaganda. repeat
      Russian grain is cheaper, displaces American and European from the market, it is a market. Iraq was occupied and simply forced to buy American expensive goods.

      And you propose to unleash a war with the United States, send your troops there and all this for the sake of the fact that Iraq, someone makes you buy something more expensive than others?
      Iraq did not ask the Soviet Union for an invasion of Kuwait and in the end received what it deserves, and now you are broadcasting to me about the difficult situation of "orphans" ....
      If Iraq is forced (apparently, like Polish and Slovak gas to Ukraine) to buy American expensive goods, then this is a problem primarily of the Iraqi people, not the Russian ...

      The countries destroyed during the war were written off by 19 countries, but chills only beat our taxpayers, and some of them.

      Well, what are the problems? Sell ​​your apartment, and give the money to the oppressed Iraqi people, we will only applaud your move ....
      I am one of

      some

      - such cheers-patriots have a lot of “friendly” Russian oppressed peoples, and I have only one salary, not enough for everyone, but because If you are (in your opinion) the majority, then you can safely spend everything you earn on the people of Iraq, the ATS, further down the list ....
      1. 123 Online
        123 (123) 11 January 2020 18: 10
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        And you propose to unleash a war with the United States, send your troops there, and all this for the sake of the fact that someone makes Iraq buy something more expensive than others?
        Iraq did not ask the Soviet Union for an invasion of Kuwait and in the end received what it deserves, and now you are broadcasting to me about the difficult situation of "orphans" ....
        If Iraq is forced (apparently, like Polish and Slovak gas to Ukraine) to buy American expensive goods, then this is a problem primarily of the Iraqi people, not the Russian ...

        Where did I propose to unleash a war? You just need to defend your interests and promote products on the Iraqi market.

        Well, what are the problems? Sell ​​your apartment, and give the money to the oppressed Iraqi people, we will only applaud your move ....

        And then sell the apartment? The country destroyed by the war, in fact, occupied and, mind you, not us, the chances of getting debts are almost zero. Or do you know a way how to do this? Share, I’ll look with interest. winked

        I am one of some - such cheers-patriots have a lot of “friendly” Russian oppressed peoples, and I have only one salary, not enough for everyone, but because If you are (in your opinion) the majority, then you can safely spend everything you earn on the people of Iraq, the ATS, further down the list ....

        To paraphrase you, so go to Red Square and demand, they say, take my salary from Iraq and Syria, you can, for the sake of persuasion, as one "artist", grab a hammer with nails .... there is enough space on the paving stones.
        If you think that in the event of a sudden return of debts you will be raised your salary, then I worry about your sanity.
        1. commbatant Offline
          commbatant (Sergei) 11 January 2020 18: 15
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          123 (123) Today, 18: 10
          If you think that in the event of a sudden return of debts you will be raised your salary, then I worry about your sanity.

          19 countries wrote off debts destroyed during the war, but chills beats only our taxpayers, and then some.

          I don’t worry about yours, with your comments you confirmed her absence from you ...
          1. 123 Online
            123 (123) 11 January 2020 18: 22
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            I don’t worry about yours, with your comments you confirmed her absence from you ...

            Here we have different opinions. hi Do you really have chills from non-payment of debts, legal costs of Gazprom and further on the list? Do you seriously consider this money as yours?
            1. commbatant Offline
              commbatant (Sergei) 11 January 2020 18: 47
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              Here we have different opinions hi Do you really have chills from not repaying debts, legal costs of Gazprom and further on the list? Do you seriously consider this money as yours?

              What kind of exuberant you are, on the go everyone starts to come up with .... neither in the article nor in your comments there is a word about GAZPROM and its legal costs, speaking your own language -

              When there is no argument, it remains only to declare everything as propaganda

              merged on the topic, and say that nonsense to write when Iraq formed a debt to the USSR, even comrade. Chernomyrdin did not assume the existence of GAZPROM in the future ...
              Yes, they did not answer about the grain markets of Egypt and Turkey, there, apparently, we do not have competition or in the SAR, where is the war going on, and where is the US WB?
              American and British business paid for the war in 2004, why shouldn’t it now receive income from investments ..., rudely, of course, but who forbids it?
              Apparently, it is easier for us to keep Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Abkhazia on a short leash than to collect debts from developing countries of the Third World, such qualification of our Foreign Ministry, it’s like with football, or it is or isn’t there ... It all depends on the country's desire. ..
              Need forced China, recaptured part of the Paracel Islands from Vietnam, but for Fr. They haven’t yet ripened in Taiwan, they are accumulating strength .... The need made the Russian Federation recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states and place the WB, did .... after 6 years, the Russian Federation has ripened for a referendum in Crimea and its accession ...
              The Anglo-Saxons have more opportunities, and most importantly - desires, respectively, their tanks are on our borders, and not vice versa ....
              Therefore, I wrote to you, if you have no chills as a taxpayer, that Russia has forgiven so many billions of dollars for resource-rich Iraq, and you still feel sorry for them, then realize your property and help your fraternal Iraqi people (it’s closer to you and its aspirations more understandable for you) ....
              Farewell ... young man, further discussion is impossible ....
              1. 123 Online
                123 (123) 11 January 2020 22: 32
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                What kind of exuberant you are, on the go everyone starts to come up with .... neither in the article nor in your comments there is a word about GAZPROM and its legal costs, speaking your own language

                Gazprom is like that, by analogy, many people worry about it, as well as their own. Try to read the question without the word "Gazprom", just leave Iraq.

                Yes, they did not answer about the grain markets of Egypt and Turkey, there, apparently, we do not have competition or in the SAR, where is the war going on, and where is the US WB?

                And who asked me this question?

                American and British business paid for the war in 2004, why shouldn’t it now receive income from investments ..., rudely, of course, but who forbids it?

                Do you offer Russia to organize and finance a similar war? By the way, they didn’t answer how to get the money from there? Do you think "American and British business" will not mind?

                Apparently, it is easier for us to keep Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Abkhazia on a short leash than to collect debts from developing countries of the Third World, such qualification of our Foreign Ministry, it’s like with football, or it is or isn’t there ... It all depends on the country's desire. ..

                Everything is known in comparison, can you tell me this wonderful country, which is doing great

                collect debts from developing countries of the third world.

                You think that only our lop-eared ones, and they get all other debts back?

                if you have no chills as a taxpayer that Russia has forgiven so many billions of dollars for resource-rich Iraq and you still feel sorry for them, then realize your property and help your brotherly Iraqi people (it’s closer to you and its aspirations are more understandable to you) ....

                What bothers you so much about my property? And why should I worry? I didn’t give this money, I doubt that you also went to the demonstration with the poster "We won’t give money to Cuba and Iraq !!!!" Returned them or not, we will not feel in any case. Return, put in some fund or invest somewhere. These are just the numbers of their parallel universe.
                I do not like that Russia has forgiven the debt to Iraq, suggest an option, how to return? Agree with the Anglo-Saxons on assistance?

                Farewell ... young man, further discussion is impossible ....
                good
                Bravo! It turned out like in a theater, almost cried. crying And thanks, hi a young man is called less and less. laughing
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 January 2020 23: 23
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    But didn’t you dream of driving the USA out of Philadelphia?
    If the USA actually rules Iraq, bases, troops, control, then how will the author "squeeze them out"?

    With the help of PMCs or Iranians?
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      meandr51 (Andrei) 10 January 2020 18: 23
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      There is nothing easier. It is enough to deprive them of pistachio ice cream. If it does not help, then toilet paper.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 January 2020 19: 58
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        Then kapets. The Russian elite will not pull all the pistachios ..........
        And all the toilet paper ........

        USAA will remain unsettled, alas ...
    2. 123 Online
      123 (123) 11 January 2020 18: 17
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      But didn’t you dream of driving the USA out of Philadelphia?
      If the USA actually rules Iraq, bases, troops, control, then how will the author "squeeze them out"?
      With the help of PMCs or Iranians?

      Philadelphia is on the list after Alaska, the line hasn’t reached, laughing but seriously, there are methods to make the stay uncomfortable, they are already considering the possibility of moving. Remember, they sent a “draft” letter to Iraq about the beginning of the withdrawal of troops? Unless, of course, they stall, it’s really over to squeeze them out, but it’s necessary to work in this direction. hi
  5. commbatant Offline
    commbatant (Sergei) 11 January 2020 11: 38
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    Firstly, the possible withdrawal of American troops will lead not only to a weakening of US influence in the Middle East, but also to a new destabilization of Iraq by terrorist groups. It becomes obvious that it is not worth leaving the country without protection.

    The author cannot decide what is better for poor Iraq, the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and the weakening of the US influence on BV or

    destabilization of Iraq by terrorist groups

    and what the US is preventing from the Russian Federation in Iraq, I still don’t understand ....
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