European media: Putin fell into the "Syrian trap"


The Russian president is trying to convert the country's military participation in the Syrian and Libyan conflicts into political benefit. However, the leader of the Russian Federation on this path will face many problems. About this writes the French edition of Le Monde.


Russia can get the maximum benefit from the withdrawal of American troops from the Middle East, exposing its alternative as a subject of imperial order. But it quickly became clear that the Russian Federation was not in a position to build a “post-American” Middle Eastern policy — its activity was based only on opposing the forces of the opposition Bashar al-Assad. And the Syrian dictator owes his military successes to Russian aviation - he needs Putin, but at the same time, Moscow needs Assad.

Without Assad, Assad will lose, and without Assad, the Kremlin will lose. Putin, thus linking the political fate of Russia in the Middle East with the president of Syria, was trapped. After winning the war, the Russian leader cannot achieve peace in Syria on his own terms, as Assad refuses any compromise with other political forces. Thus, the conflict continues, discontent (including among the Alawites from which Assad comes) is intensified

- notes Le Monde.

Russia does not want or is not able to transform its involvement in the Syrian conflict into political realities. The “Syrianization” of the war in Libya is also taking place, where Putin is unable to smooth over the contradictions with Erdogan.

The Russian president acts exclusively by military forces, which mechanically strengthens Turkish positions in Syria and in Libya. Russia only adds one war to another

- consider the journalists of the French edition.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru
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  1. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 6 July 2020 17: 24
    +1
    Unfortunately, history has not taught anything to Kremlin leaders. Meanwhile, it is enough to recall how the Soviet brothers were pushed out of Egypt in 1972 after many years of fiery friendship, cooperation, and multibillion investments in this country. It would be high time to realize that Arabs as friends are very unreliable.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 6 July 2020 18: 11
      +4
      It would be high time to realize that Arabs as friends are very unreliable.

      And who is reliable?
      Russia is not Cheburashka who is looking for friends; he defends his own interests.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 6 July 2020 20: 32
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        Quote: 123
        defends own interests.

        Not to say that Russia succeeds in this ...
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 6 July 2020 22: 17
          +4
          Not to say that Russia succeeds in this ...

          Not sure what to judge.
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 6 July 2020 23: 20
            -5
            And to me as well.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 7 July 2020 00: 15
              +4
              To make a judgment, one must understand what these interests are. I doubt that you know what this is about. You didn’t even say who you think is reliable. Through the gnashing of teeth, not a single thought has broken through.
              1. Binder Offline Binder
                Binder (Miron) 7 July 2020 00: 22
                -3
                What kind of dental gnash about it? Rather, we can talk about a cause for laughter. laughing
      2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 July 2020 03: 01
        -3
        Russia simply constantly puts on the wrong horse.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 7 July 2020 07: 35
          +2
          Russia simply constantly puts on the wrong horse.

          Are you all so mysterious too? One here does not go further than hints, now you have joined. winked
          1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
            Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 July 2020 08: 05
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            But what are the hints ... Look, for example, the USSR decided to support the Arabs in the Arab-Israeli wars, and what came of it? But billions were destroyed there, and there were 200ths of them.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 7 July 2020 09: 01
              +2
              You are broadcasting a couple here, they say, are not those friends and the horse is not the same. Why bother?
              Which horse is right?
              1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 July 2020 09: 15
                -2
                Where am I busting? I clearly say that they would have supported Israel in their time, and not the Arabs, it would have been a lot different, and there would have been no disappointment in the corrupt Arabs. So, in my opinion, it is clear which horse is the right one.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 7 July 2020 09: 27
                  +3
                  Where am I busting? I clearly say that they would have supported Israel in their time, and not the Arabs, it would have been a lot different, and there would have been no disappointment in the corrupt Arabs. So, in my opinion, it is clear which horse is the right one.

                  In order not to be disappointed, do not be fascinated. Everything is pragmatic, no one expected miracles.
                  Support Israel? Can you formulate what Russia is interested in? And if you can, when is it "in due time"?
                  1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
                    Michael1950 (Michael) 7 July 2020 14: 02
                    -4
                    Of course not. Stalin did not have to arrange the massacre of Jews in the 30s, then the Jewish Autonomous Region could be organized in the Crimea and today it would be the Russian "Silicon Valley".
                    But - "the tram is gone" and everything is too late now ...
                    1. Dear sofa expert. 7 July 2020 15: 00
                      +4
                      It was not necessary for Stalin to organize a massacre of Jews in the 30s

                      But was it necessary to release from the fascist camps?

                      and today it would be the Russian "Silicon Valley"

                      Judging by the glaring nonsense that you write here time after time, I doubt very much your ability to create "silicone valleys".
                      You are still in Israel, it is announced that it was you who came from the Ukraine you stolen, and raised their standard of living there.)
                      I think real Jews would be ashamed to meet you and people like you.
                      1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
                        Michael1950 (Michael) 7 July 2020 15: 48
                        -3
                        The German Red Army liberated the camps "on the way", the Soviet command and the generalissimo personally did not care about the contents of these camps, everyone died there, or someone survived ...
                        Some kind of Ukraine - for some reason, for some reason ?? I came to Israel, actually, from Siberia. lol
                    2. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 7 July 2020 15: 10
                      +5
                      Of course not. Stalin did not have to arrange the massacre of Jews in the 30s, then the Jewish Autonomous Region could be organized in the Crimea and today it would be the Russian "Silicon Valley".

                      Here it is. what Now, it turns out, when it was necessary to support Israel .... in the 30s .... Before the creation of the state, created, it is true, with the participation of Stalin, but that is ...
                      "Massacre of the Jews"? Is this a kind of famine for horses? You will get to the "Stalin Holocaust".
                      Jewish Autonomous Region in Crimea? Think a good idea? What are the prospects .... In 1991, a separate state would appear. Would Crimea not be Ukrainian, but Jewish. What is Russia's interest here is not clear. request Do you like Crimean fellow? So it is for us too, she is watered abundantly with a Russian blood.

                      But - "the tram is gone" and everything is too late now ...

                      A stop was not provided for such a tram, and in connection with the new amendments, even the rails are dismantled. The rejection of the territory is now not at all welcomed.
                      1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
                        Michael1950 (Michael) 7 July 2020 15: 51
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                        Since when have autonomous regions been separated ?!

                        The rejection of the territory is now not at all welcomed.

                        “Where is it not welcome?” At the UN?
                      2. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 7 July 2020 15: 58
                        +2
                        Since when have autonomous regions been separated ?!

                        From post-Soviet. First AO, then the Union Republic. Passed, we know. Kazakhstan will not let lie.

                        The rejection of the territory is now not at all welcomed.

                        Where is this not welcome? At the UN?


                        In the Constitution of Russia.
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                  2. Dear sofa expert. 7 July 2020 16: 24
                    +3
                    could be organized in Crimea, and today it would be the Russian "Silicon Valley".

                    Yes, by the way, and "silicone valleys" take root only in Crimea? You, as it were, were allocated Jewish autonomy with the capital Birobidzhan. What didn’t you like there?
                    There, in the Amur region, there are fewer Arabs, and water, at least one place you eat.)
                2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                  Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 July 2020 22: 13
                  -2
                  What was the interest of the USSR in supporting the Arabs? And what came of it? And its time is the time of the Arab-Israeli wars of the 60-80s.
                  1. 123 Offline 123
                    123 (123) 8 July 2020 00: 34
                    +2
                    What was the interest of the USSR in supporting the Arabs?

                    The time was a bit different, a direct confrontation between the USSR and the USA. Israel went under the United States. How do you imagine the interests of Russia, while the United States. What should the USSR have done? Also lay under the states?

                    And what came of it?

                    And what happened? I don’t understand what it is about? request
              2. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
                Michael1950 (Michael) 7 July 2020 13: 59
                -3
                - Well, why are these absurdities? Naturally, the Soviet Union could not support Israel. Russia cannot now - one-fifth of Russians are Muslims, two billion people in the world are Muslims, 400 million Arabs + 80 million Persians and Azerbaijanis of Iran are Muslims - why suddenly, from some hangover, Russia "befriends" Israel - and finally lose influence on the two billion Islamic world ?? This is absurd. Especially considering that there are practically no Jews in Russia anymore and will never be. And Muslims will continue to be fruitful and multiply, and we will still see the green banner of the Prophet over the Kremlin! laughing
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 7 July 2020 15: 26
                  +5
                  Well, why are these absurdities? Naturally, the Soviet Union could not support Israel.

                  Naturally, he could not. Israel by that time had a striped bed under the mattress, and the USSR had a difficult relationship with the "zaouken", not for me to tell you. So everything was predetermined by the "tilt" towards the USA.

                  Russia cannot now - one-fifth of Russians are Muslims, two billion people in the world are Muslims, 400 million Arabs + 80 million Persians and Azerbaijanis of Iran are Muslims - why suddenly, from some hangover, Russia "befriends" Israel - and finally lose influence on the two billion Islamic world ?? This is absurd.

                  You have stated the arguments "against", I would like to hear the "for". What is Russia's interest in quarreling with the Arabs and "making friends" with Israel?

                  Especially considering the fact that there are practically no more Jews in Russia and never will be.

                  You, if anything, choose a time, go to Wikipedia to correct the text, otherwise they write - according to the 2010 census, about 160 thousand are left. And if you turn on the TV, it seems that the data is very underestimated.

                  And Muslims will continue to multiply and multiply and we will still see the green banner of the Prophet over the Kremlin!

                  Thank you for your concern, see that the flag is not hoisted in Jerusalem, somehow we ourselves. hi
                  1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
                    Michael1950 (Michael) 7 July 2020 15: 42
                    -3
                    Of course, yourself: together accept Islam! lol
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 7 July 2020 15: 55
                      +2
                      Of course, yourself: together accept Islam!

                      We have freedom of religion. Man himself chooses the path to God. As for Islam, I see no obstacles for your transition. request Moreover, from a physiological point of view it is even simpler. winked
                    2. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
                      Michael1950 (Michael) 8 July 2020 01: 12
                      -1
                      You read jokes for the sake of the Qur'an first. In a good translation. If you like it - go to Islam. But I doubt very much that I’ll like it ... laughing I read... lol
                    3. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 8 July 2020 13: 07
                      +1
                      You read jokes for the sake of the Qur'an first. In a good translation. If you like it - go to Islam. But I doubt very much that I’ll like it ... I read ...

                      Go think? Conditions are not satisfied? winked
          2. Dear sofa expert. 7 July 2020 15: 08
            +3
            that they would support Israel in their time, and not the Arabs, it would be a lot different.

            There was a confrontation between the USA and the USSR, and what did some Arabs and Israel have to do with it?
            Each piece in that game chose pawns for itself.
            Jews - Americans, Arabs - USSR.
            If the Americans chose the Arabs, the USSR would play a Jewish pawn.
            That's the whole song. And it’s up to the pawns to participate in the game of Figures, and to chew snot.
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 July 2020 22: 27
              -3
              Only now the USSR lost and suffered political defeat in those wars. And the snot is blowing now, what was before the USSR, and this “figure” now lives much worse than the “pawns”.
              1. Dear sofa expert. 7 July 2020 22: 39
                +3
                Only now the USSR lost and suffered political defeat in those wars. And the snot is blowing now, what was before the USSR, and this “figure” now lives much worse than the “pawns”.

                Well .. why are these your next, convulsive distortions?) The USSR fell apart for other reasons.
                And about "lost and suffered in those wars ..", so here, so to speak, with varying success was. Vietnam alone was what the Americans were worth.
                And the “Figure”, now lives not so badly, as you say here. Yes, there are difficulties. And who does not have them today?)
                Here you are, as it were, a doctor, I can imagine that financially, well, let's say, you are well provided for.
                But your other "countrymen" .., not doctors ... are they all right so easy today in Israel? So you have housing, I heard, has risen in price?
                And in Russia, 85% of the population lives in their own. This, by the way, is one of the highest percentages in the world.
              2. Dear sofa expert. 7 July 2020 23: 05
                +2
                Although, here ... for the sake of interest, I just took it and read about your salaries. Did not impress. Honestly, I expected that a doctor in Israel earns more.

                https://visasam.ru/emigration/europe-emigration/zarplata-v-izraile.html
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  • Russia in Syria has 3 tasks:

    1 (main) - to destroy ISIS, so as not to get into Russia;
    2 (important) to test new weapons in real combat;
    3 (essential) - to fire at an army to boost morale.
    And to Europe we sneeze.
    1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
      Michael1950 (Michael) 7 July 2020 13: 53
      -3
      Russia in Syria has 3 tasks:

      1. With the armed hand to maintain the regime of Bashar al-Assad and therefore - two of their military bases.
      2. Show the US leadership (since 2015) which Russia is a necessary and useful ally in the fight against ISIS and thus return the Americans' disposition for lifting sanctions.
      3. To demonstrate to everyone in the world that Russia is a great power and the Mediterranean is an integral zone of its interests and influence.

      The problems that Russia receives due to its presence in Syria:

      1. It is in the center of the tangle of contradictions between Israel, Iran and Turkey. Neither Turkey nor Iran are going to consider Russia in Syria a hegemon. Yes, she does not have enough forces or means for this.
      2. The US ally in the fight against ISIS, it has long ceased to be - as unnecessary. Therefore, Putin will not receive cookies from the US State Department for Syria.
      3. With the Turks, the contradictions are now only deepening and aggravating, especially because of Libya.
      4. Iran's attempts to use Syria as a springboard for an attack on Israel and for creating a "Shiite arc" - inevitably strengthens Israel's desire to destroy this bridgehead, and Russia is under crossfire, which may intensify.
      5. Americans are simply not letting Russia into the territory of Kurdistan, and the situation is unlikely to change.
      6. With the change of power in Russia, these two bases are unlikely to be preserved.
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