Erdogan's “Libyan campaign”: unknown Su-24s and MiG-29s bomb entrenched Turks


The situation in Libya is again beginning to change dramatically. Apparently, the inconsistent international coalition has already worked out a consolidated response to the “cavalry attack” of President Erdogan in Tripoli and further to the “oil crescent” and is ready to moderate the ambitions of the newly-emerged “Sultan”.


According to the Greek publication Topontiki, “Unknown Aviation”, represented by Su-24 and MiG-29 aircraft, brutally bombed a Turkish military convoy near Misurata, where supporters of the PNS Faiz Saraj dug in. According to media reports, more than three dozen Turks and pro-Turkish militants, who were transferred to them from Syria to help, were killed, and more than fifty units were destroyed equipment. In addition, more recently, the LAA of Khalifa Haftar, which had been beaten to pieces, began to relocate to Sirt. Note that it was this strategically important port city that Egypt called the “red line” that the Turks and PNS militants are not allowed to cross.

It seems that France, Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Russia were able to develop a common strategy to counter the neo-Ottoman attempts of Turkey. Ankara alone wanted to bite off too much in the territory of the former Libya. The LNA representative explains:

Erdogan wants to continue military operations until he takes control of the entire region of the "oil crescent", and only after that he will negotiate.

Libyan oil is of high quality, and its deposits are extremely conveniently located off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which simplifies its export. In addition to this, President Erdogan, in exchange for military assistance, knocked out the signing of the Memorial of Tripoli from the official Tripoli in favor of Turkey, which immediately crossed the road to many regional players interested in implementing energy projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Finally, it will be useful mention about the imperial ambitions of the "Sultan." Libya is a former province of the Ottoman Empire. Taking control of the key territories on it and deploying military bases and pro-Turkish jihadist militants there, Ankara could in the future begin to rock the situation in neighboring Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood’s positions are still strong, and after establishing a regime loyal to itself, move on, stringing on its geopolitical necklace other Arab countries rich in hydrocarbons, once owned by the Ottomans.

It is clear that such agility of the "Sultan" caused an extremely negative reaction of neighbors in the region, as well as in France and Russia. Apparently, as the "infantry" against the Turks and jihadist militants will continue to be used LNA, backed by the Egyptian army. Cairo has already received an invitation from the Libyan Parliament. Support for Egypt was announced by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have large financial resources. It should be noted that it was possible to deprive the Turks of air superiority due to Russian-made Buk-M2E air defense systems, which began to actively shoot down Erdogan's UAVs.

Officially, Moscow is not involved in the conflict, however, it has long been known about the participation of fighters of the Wagner PMC on the side of Khalifa Haftar. Some time ago, the arrival in Libya of "unknown aircraft" of Russian production without identification marks was reported. Moreover, the aircraft were placed extremely successfully at Gaddafi's former military base in Al-Jufra. Here is what CSIS (The Center for Strategic and International Studies) analytical center writes on this subject:

The Russians are making al-Dzhufr an analogue of the Syrian base Khmeimim, with the Pantsir-C1 air defense system and anti-aircraft artillery deployed on the north side, most likely to protect against Turkish air strikes.

The distinctive contours of the anti-Turkish international bloc are emerging. A powerful army and navy are on the side of Ankara, but the long logistical shoulder will be the problem of supplying the group in North Africa. Another trump card of Erdogan is the official invitation of the Government of National Accord. But it can be beaten if the informal anti-Turkish coalition guess to question the legitimacy of the PNS of Saraj himself, who is fighting against his people. After this, the agreements and memorandums signed with Ankara will turn into a filinka letter, and the Turks will become invaders.

President Erdogan’s “Libyan campaign” is beginning to look more like a gamble that may not end very well for Turkey itself.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 14: 17
    +6
    The sultan, probably, played only virtual poker, and did not even hear about the preference. There is such a variant - "minuscule", and then there is "Stalingrad", and also "6 diamonds on an ace with a jack, ten and nine", but it seems that he decided to play "nine without trump cards" with two aces in his hands. Let's take a look. The world community, with candelabra in hand, is waiting for the next move.
    1. jekasimf Offline jekasimf
      jekasimf (jekasimf) 4 July 2020 17: 51
      0
      In heaped up! Hopefully with a mysterious look of Sherlock Holmes ....?
  2. Tramp1812 Online Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 4 July 2020 15: 13
    +1
    Quote: Dmitry S.
    The sultan, probably, played only virtual poker, and did not even hear about the preference. There is such a variant - "minuscule", and then there is "Stalingrad", and also "6 diamonds on an ace with a jack, ten and nine", but it seems that he decided to play "nine without trump cards" with two aces in his hands. Let's take a look. The world community, with candelabra in hand, is waiting for the next move.

    It seems that nine without a trump card plays in a strange move. )
    1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
      Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 15: 38
      +3
      Interestingly, "composition" or "rostov"? - Whist is worth it in different ways!
      1. Tramp1812 Online Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 4 July 2020 16: 58
        0
        Apparently, in the classics: "bombs" appear in the plot.
        1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
          Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 18: 43
          +2
          Both options are classic, the only question is the cost of the game and the suitability of the player.
          1. Tramp1812 Online Tramp1812
            Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 4 July 2020 19: 09
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            It is clear that the options are classics. And there is a Leningrad woman, and a robber. Just a "bomb" as an element of the classics fit into the context of the publication's plot. Therefore, he stressed. And so: the sock is more boring, although you can raise the cost of a bribe in case of rallies. The classics are more fun. But it is fraught with a significant loss at a serious cost of whist. In any case, to date, preference remains the most intelligent card game invented in Russia. However, in the book by Rozaliev "Russian Preference", almost all tables are given, calculated on computers with all possible layouts of suits (their percentage probability), calculations of a successful buy-in, all game techniques are given. A player who knows the theory and has experience will easily put up a dilettante.
            1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
              Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 19: 17
              +2
              Repeatedly played to close the "bullet" and end the game the wildest minuscule, but with almost zero whists left and right - the opponents began to get nervous and for some unknown reason played "in the dark" - lost. It seems to me that Erdogan does not know how to play "minuscule", and in a normal game he could not take even 7 bribes, but - he is drawn to "ten without a buyout ...
              1. Tramp1812 Online Tramp1812
                Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 4 July 2020 19: 34
                0
                but - he is drawn to the "tenth without purchase ...

                According to the rules of preference, has the right. I agree with you that there is a high probability of running into the fourth jack. And judging by the layout that is described in the publication, Erdogan is not laid even on the third lady.
                1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
                  Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 4 July 2020 21: 46
                  +2
                  Sometimes the third ten breaks the game.
                  I remembered an old anecdote: 4 kings, 4 aces - and “no three” on my move ?! - so, the alignment is this, my friend ...
                  1. plabu Offline plabu
                    plabu 5 July 2020 00: 02
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                    You almost forgot only about one thing, but what significant factor is naper, or vice versa - bully
                    tables and books, it’s all good, but sometimes it happens, though it’s infrequent that you feel — you can call it differently — a game, buy-in, layouts — but rushing, and whatever you want to do with it — and next time everything can be for sure vice versa - all the nasty things go like a pick ...
                    And some statistics - the four of us gathered almost every Saturday and kept a total calculation - the result for the year - one won the top five, the second two rubles, the third lost the triple, the fourth four rubles - well, the figures are figurative, for example, but how many emotions are in the process and during the week ... laughing hi
  3. Sultan Tayyip Erdogan 1 4 July 2020 23: 08
    -3
    Nothing, we will achieve our goal and so!)))
    1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 4 July 2020 23: 38
      +3
      You will achieve and how? How's Sinope? laughing
    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 5 July 2020 07: 39
      +1
      And what is "your" for you?
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  5. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
    Syoma_67 (Semyon) 5 July 2020 12: 07
    -3
    Unknown Su-24 and MiG-29 bomb entrenched Turks.

    - Most likely, this is a fake, they would have been shot down long ago. The Turks have the means and capabilities to do this, and they will not tolerate this - it has already been proved.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 5 July 2020 19: 46
      +3
      - Most likely, this is a fake, they would have been shot down long ago. The Turks have the means and capabilities to do this, and they will not tolerate this - it has already been proved.

      Nothing will be tolerated. yes Let them get used to it. smile

      https://topcor.ru/15446-tureckie-smi-nazvali-gosudarstvo-chi-samolety-atakovali-pvo-turok-v-livii.html
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 5 July 2020 16: 54
    +1
    The worse it ends for Turkey, the better. Their terrorists, along with equipment, must be destroyed. And Russia needs to help everyone who will participate in this ...
    1. master3 Offline master3
      master3 (Vitali) 9 July 2020 17: 38
      -2
      And Russia needs to help everyone

      - What are you about? Russia does not officially participate there. That is why the aircraft will boldly go astray.
  7. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 5 July 2020 19: 48
    +2
    Gentlemen, it’s embarrassing to interrupt you, but I have to disappoint you. No poker, there’s a chess game going on.

  8. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 8 July 2020 08: 45
    +1
    Yes, the Sultan has great ambitions, but if the pig had horns, then it would have gored everyone.
  9. Zaymaz Offline Zaymaz
    Zaymaz (ZM) 9 July 2020 02: 25
    0
    Erdogan - half-blood sultan, political impotent.