Expert: Russia will have another enemy in the Middle East


Public threats to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, voiced by supporters of the "Syrian regime," broadcast to Moscow a signal that the possible removal from power of President Bashar Assad will cause fierce resistance from his loyal supporters. This opinion is expressed by the Canadian expert on the Middle East Nizar Mohamad (Nizar Mohamad) on the website of the Turkish guest company TRT World.


The author recalls that back in mid-May, the parliamentarian of the “Syrian regime” Khaled Abbud published an article on Facebook in which he mentioned a number of warnings addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Furious because Russian media were allowed to criticize Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Abboud retaliated by stating that Putin’s increase in popularity in the Middle East was personally due to the Syrian leader.

We will turn the coast of Syria into tens of thousands of traps

- cautioning against "Assad's wrath", announced this political figure.

The author notes that just a few days later, three hundred Syrian politicians and “regime supporters” from all over the Arab world signed a sharp statement. These events point to yet another problem that Russia may face in Syria: radical fan worshipers of President Assad’s tough line.

Putin’s Syrian intervention was without a doubt a costly action in terms of military adventurism. In the first month of 2015, air strikes alone cost $ 4 million per day. In addition, Russian military casualties were high — so much so that Moscow resorted to replacing regular forces with the Wagner PMC mercenaries, a security contractor with close ties to the Kremlin. Thus, Moscow invested time and resources in Damascus, financial and military

- approved in the article.

It follows from this that the Russian Federation will probably not leave the country just like that, without providing guarantees of the return of its investments. It will proceed from the fact that some kind of stabilization can be achieved in Syria.

Since the start of the campaign, Russia has faced a huge number of problems. Its main ally, the Syrian army, overwhelmingly remains captive to incompetence and corruption. In addition, the Russian Federation dealt with Iran and the international network of Shiite militias.

Now Syrian supporters of the tough line pursued by President Assad have added another level of difficulty for the entire Russian campaign. Their public attacks on Putin, Mr. Mohamad believes, are an initiative almost certainly organized at the behest of senior representatives of the "regime." Loyalists angrily remind that even the very idea of ​​removing the Syrian president will cause fierce resistance from his irreconcilable supporters.

This group continues to pose a threat to Russian troops deployed in Syria, especially those concentrated along the Mediterranean Sea.

In light of this, it is not known how Putin plans to change the Syrian regime, which, it seems, cannot be reconstructed, states Mr. Mohamad.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
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  1. BMP-2 Offline BMP-2
    BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) 20 May 2020 15: 38
    +5
    Always puzzling news, the place of which is in the OBS heading: "I knew one guy who heard that if something, then wow!"
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 20 May 2020 23: 11
      +4
      This opinion is expressed by the Canadian expert on the Middle East Nizar Mohamad (Nizar Mohamad) on the website of the Turkish guest company TRT World.

      laughing laughing
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 May 2020 15: 42
    +5
    In the first month of 2015, air strikes alone cost $ 4 million per day.

    And how many millions of US dollars would the disposal of obsolete air bombs in Russia cost?

    ... how Putin plans to change the Syrian regime.

    How do you know that Putin is planning this? If some provocateur publishes a misinformation on Facebook about the showdown between Syria and the Russian Federation, then this is probably about the same thing that General Vlasov would publish in the newspaper "Felkischer Beobachter" about the showdown between Stalin and Churchill ...
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 22 May 2020 13: 56
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      Quote: Bulanov
      And how is it known that Putin plans this? If some provocateur posts a Facebook disu about disassembling Syria with the Russian Federation ...

      Naturally. There is not a single fact cited as evidence of discord between Russia and Assad. This is pure fiction, an element of the info-war.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 May 2020 17: 04
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    Expert: Russia will have another enemy in the Middle East

    - Yes, Russia has enemies in the Middle East ...- like a hare of towers ... - Arabs - there are Arabs and friendship with them is an unreliable matter ...
    - Another thing is that Russia itself did not create a solid rear; although a sufficient number of years have passed since Russia is actively present in Syria ...
    - Personally, I have already written many times about the creation of a powerful Russian fortified area in Syria ... - with an armored corps; underground airfields; with powerful air defense and tracking system; a solid supply base, repair and assembly workshops and other infrastructure ... etc ... - This could have been created a long time ago ... - and the entire Arab world would take it for granted and all the states of the Middle East would respect Russia. .. - And all this would have cost Russia much cheaper than the constant expensive "charter flights" and the constant strains with the passage of our ships through the Turkish straits ...
    - Then Russia could also establish close partnership relations with Iran and agree on the sale of huge batches of Russian weapons to Iran ... - So all the costs of creating a powerful Russian fortified area in Syria for Russia would quickly pay off ... Yes, and the Turks would immediately be quiet ...
    - And what does Russia have in Syria today ...- only joint patrols with ... with the Turks ... - And the poorly protected base of Khmeimim ... - And that's all ... - So the number of enemies and all kinds of enemies Russia in the Middle East will only multiply ...
    1. lieutenant Offline lieutenant
      lieutenant (Vladimir) 20 May 2020 18: 01
      +1
      Arabs were and remained corrupt.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 20 May 2020 18: 16
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        - Yes, the Arabs are not staunch friends, you can say that they are corrupt ... - And the disadvantages to me are not corrupt? - No???
        1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
          Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 20 May 2020 19: 51
          +2
          And the cons to you, for demagogy and omniscience.
        2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 20 May 2020 20: 06
          +2
          So it was already said about you here - OBS!
        3. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
          Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 20 May 2020 20: 53
          +1
          Naturally, no.

    2. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
      Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 20 May 2020 18: 07
      +3
      The text about "underground airfields" above is no longer even surprising ...
      1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
        Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 20 May 2020 19: 55
        +2
        And why exactly "underground"? Maybe underwater is more effective.
      2. Nick Offline Nick
        Nick (Nikolai) 22 May 2020 14: 49
        +1
        Quote: Zeno Zeno
        The text about "underground airfields" above is no longer even surprising ...

        In fact, our omniscient "Amazon" is not far from the truth. In the early 60s, the Yugoslavs built the Zhelyava underground airbase, designed for as many as three squadrons, the 124th and 125th fighter squadrons and 352nd reconnaissance squadrons, equipped with MiG-21, MiG-21bis and MiG-21R, respectively. 3,5 km of tunnels were drilled in the rocks for storing aircraft and military personnel of the base. Only the effectiveness of such a base, IMHO, none. It is enough to destroy the GDPs coming out of the tunnels and that's it, there are planes and pilots, but they cannot take off. And was it worth spending gigantic sums on its construction? Now, the cost of building such a base is estimated at 45-46 billion US dollars. This is the annual budget of the RF Ministry of Defense. Do we need it?
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    4. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 20 May 2020 20: 03
      -2
      Which side is Iran here? And Russia doesn’t need such close relations with Shiite Islamic fundamentalists, who always considered the United States "the great Satan" and the USSR - the "small". And now Russia is a purely situational travel companion for Iran and nothing more. In Assad and his rabble in Russia, too, they do not burn with such love, but they support his regime, since only with him you can have a presence and a single base in the Mediterranean.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 21 May 2020 06: 09
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        Which side is Iran here? And Russia doesn’t need such close relations with Shiite Islamic fundamentalists

        - Yes, from the "other side" ... - to sell huge consignments of Russian weapons there ... - Personally, I clearly wrote about this ... - read carefully ... - And all sorts of "Shiite-Sunni" showdowns for Russia are not would be no hindrance ... - And an excellent Russian-Iranian alliance could have turned out ... - such was already during the Iranian-Iraqi war ... when the USSR supplied weapons to both ... - True, through For forty years our "brilliant guarantor" took and ... and simply wrote off all these debts for the supplied Russian (Soviet) weapons ... - just took and wrote off the debts ... - and "that" and "that" ...
        - It is strange that you ask such questions ... - After all, the fact that the Bandera cult is "preached" there today did not become an obstacle to cooperation with Ukraine; "apologists" who treated the Jews ... - oh, how bad ... - even very ... how bad ... - But to this day this fact does not prevent Israel from being friends with the present-day Ukraine ... and cooperate with it in the supply of weapons ... - It's the same with Turkey ...
        - And Russia and Iran only have ... - that unpleasant always memorable historical moment ... - this is the murder of our poor fellow Griboyedov ... - And even then ... - it was back in the 19th century ... - even Persia then slipped a diamond stone to Russia (a currently existing artifact) - so what do you want ??? - Probably, so that Ukraine showered Israel with "diamond rain" ??? - But you, after all, are in favor of Bandera's Ukraine without it ... - You don't need any "rain" ...
        - Personally, I always answer specifically when people ask me questions ... - stupidly blur the minuses ... -this is the destiny ... - Guess yourself ...- who ... -Hahah ...
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        2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 21 May 2020 20: 59
          -1
          They made a laugh. Iran now has very bad money with the background of sanctions, the collapse of oil and a pandemic, for what kind of bucks will he buy "huge lots"? Or will they give a bad loan?
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 04: 27
            -3
            for what chiches will he buy "huge lots"?

            - Yes, Iran has plenty of "shisha" ... - Otherwise, China would not go there ...
            - Yes, and Israel itself would be like that today, to put it mildly ... - with its tail between its legs, it would not belong to Iran ... - And I would bomb itself Iran, but bomb it - for any reason ... - And there are plenty of reasons ... - After all, all this al-Qaeda is financed by the "Iranian Shishi"; which Israel is constantly bombing in Syria ...
            - As for Russia, then, it is precisely today that Russia has got a lot of reasons and opportunities to start cooperation with Iran in many areas at once ... - This topic is quite extensive ... - In a nutshell - even though Russian supplies to Iran weapons; at least the supply of pipes for oil pipelines and gas pipelines; as well as all kinds of equipment and components for the NFPZ ... - Russia in all this has tremendous experience ...
            - Let me also remind you ... - it was Russia who built the nuclear power plant in Iran ... - and there is also the construction of the second and third power units of the Iranian nuclear power plant "Bushehr" ahead ...
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 22 May 2020 07: 42
              0
              I don’t put any cons, like pluses, but you are talking frank nonsense, not knowing the basic things that are happening in the Middle East. So, in fact, it is not worthwhile to conduct a dialogue with the profane, demonstrating their ignorance.
              1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
                gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 07: 51
                -1
                So, in fact, it is not worthwhile to conduct a dialogue with the profane, demonstrating their ignorance.

                - But in this ...- personally, I can not disagree with you ...
    5. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 22 May 2020 14: 01
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      Quote: gorenina91
      And what Russia has in Syria today ...- only joint patrols with ... with the Turks ... - And the poorly protected base of Hmeimim ..

      About poorly defended in more detail ... How many times has the enemy conquered? How many times was destroyed by the enemy? How many Russian military and Russian equipment have died at the base over the past, well, at least two or three years?
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 14: 30
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        - How many times it was fired upon and continues periodically ... - And how our planes, standing in a row, were laid out in a demonstration (so clearly that it is possible to determine the military classification of aircraft) ... when personally I mention underground airfields; even swagger about the "underwater airports" .... - all this, of course ... - from the "great great mind" ... - Personally, I think that such an audience would be quite satisfied with the "sofa airports". - It will be just right for them ... ...
        -As for the losses of our personnel during the shelling of Hmeimim ... and our personnel also had losses during the shelling of this base Hmeimim ...
        - You, most likely ... - just play ... "smart guy", asking such questions ???
        1. Nick Offline Nick
          Nick (Nikolai) 22 May 2020 15: 23
          +1
          Quote: gorenina91
          -How many times she was bombarded and continued periodically.

          And with what result? The question is not about shelling, but about security. They tried to shell, but with a zero result, which indicates a sufficient level of security of the base.

          Quote: gorenina91
          - Something is pouring in here ...... a laugh when I personally mention underground airfields.

          The fact that Russia will be able to build an underground airfield, I have no doubt, but why let the money go down the drain? The dressing skin is not worth it. The operation of the Khmeimim base for five years shows that its level of protection is sufficient.

          Quote: gorenina91
          - As for the losses of our personnel during the shelling of Khmeimim ...- and our personnel also had losses during the shelling of this base Khmeimim ...

          Yes, as a result of four attempts to attack the Khmeimim base, two of our servicemen were killed and a helicopter was damaged. For five years of operation of the base. And do you seriously consider it expedient because of this to spend the annual budget of the Moscow Region for the construction of an underground airfield ?! Our General Staff acted smarter. Since the military personnel died as a result of shelling from mortars of a mobile DRG, it was decided to increase the security zone, excluding the possibility of mortar shelling. All, and necessary, and enough, and saved tens of billions of evergreens.
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 15: 54
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            The fact that Russia will be able to build an underground airfield, I have no doubt, but why let the money go down the drain? The dressing skin is not worth it.

            “If you read me carefully.” What personally I wrote not only about Khmeimim, but also about the Russian fortified area with full armament, support, reconnaissance and air defense (and underground airfields too) ... - If Russia has a goal to come to the Middle. East seriously and for a long time, then this will have to be created sooner or later ...

            Yes, as a result of four attempts to attack the Khmeimim base, two of our servicemen were killed and the helicopter was damaged. For five years of operation of the base. And do you seriously consider it expedient because of this to spend the annual budget of the Moscow Region for the construction of an underground airfield ?! Our General Staff acted smarter. Since the military personnel died as a result of shelling from mortars of a mobile DRG, it was decided to increase the security zone, excluding the possibility of mortar shelling.

            - In general, you are writing this seriously or continue to "play the smart guy" ...
            - Some kind of "mobile DRG" from light portable mortars is shelling our base ... - And you think that "the level of its protection is sufficient" ???
            - Oh yes:

            it was decided to increase the security zone, excluding the possibility of mortar shelling.

            - Well, since "it was decided" ... - then ... of course ...
            - Do you believe in ... what you write ???
            - Yes, any massive UAV attack (in several rounds) with simultaneous artillery and missile attacks ... - And there will be no Khmeimim base ... - In short - no planes, no base ...
            1. Nick Offline Nick
              Nick (Nikolai) 24 May 2020 00: 33
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              Quote: gorenina91
              - Yes, any massive UAV attack (in several rounds) with simultaneous artillery and missile attacks ... - And there will be no Khmeimim base ... - In short - no planes, no base ...

              Do you really think ISIS has a Death Star? Then why have they been hiding it all five years? Quiet your fantasies and don't look at Star Wars ...
        2. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
          Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 23 May 2020 09: 46
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          Yep ... Knowledge is "just the same" from this "expert on everything". laughing laughing Now even children know what is the difference between an airfield and a covered parking lot ... I will not "overload" what is in the head of this "expert" with unfamiliar letters, such as "Arched shelter (arched enclosure) of type 2A / 13", but then once again it will "fall out" for a month, all such in offense ... laughing laughing laughing
  4. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
    sharp-lad (Oleg) 20 May 2020 19: 58
    +2
    Recall the adventures of the main terrorist, their value and results do not want?
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 May 2020 00: 06
      +4
      And the main terrorist is the one who killed Iraq and Libya?
      1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
        sharp-lad (Oleg) 21 May 2020 21: 23
        +1
        And not only! It is necessary to begin the listing with the genocide of the Indians! hi
  5. 69 Offline 69
    69 21 May 2020 06: 35
    0
    Furious because Russian media were allowed to criticize Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

    Russian media do not belong. Does Russia belong to the roguish, unshaven face of the muddy Urgant, grimacing on Channel One. Therefore, any statements of this kind are an information war against Russia.
  6. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 21 May 2020 07: 29
    +3
    This is when repeating the past is not good for us, and that is a vivid example of Afghanistan. Now there are times that no one has friends, and there are global mercantile interests, for which you always have to pay a lot of blood.
  7. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 21 May 2020 09: 05
    +4
    A good deed never goes unpunished ... The law of nature ...
  8. Willkinz Offline Willkinz
    Willkinz (Vitali) 21 May 2020 12: 37
    +2
    Khaled Abboud, a member of the Syrian regime, is not a political figure, but just one of the talkers who are lacking in any parliament. It does not even reflect the interests and opinions of most parliamentarians. Such a statement can be made by a person who has come off completely from the political situation in which Syria is today. Should the Russian Armed Forces leave this country, as many Assad detractors will devour it. Assad’s authority can be strengthened only by democratic elections, victory in which his supporters should help him, and there are no other options. Assad’s regime on violence will not be able to continue. Either the election, or a new war.
  9. nick g Offline nick g
    nick g (xx) 22 May 2020 08: 49
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    Putin is an Israeli puppet