Russian S-400s discouraged Trump from attacking Syria


One of the main significant differences between US President Donald Trump and many of his predecessors over the past few decades is that he did not unleash a single war, although there were attempts. In Syria, Washington was ready to initiate large-scale hostilities, but something went wrong. Strategic Culture discusses the possible reasons for the "peacefulness" of the Republican president.


At the beginning of his presidency, Trump ordered a salvo of 59 Tomahawks at various targets in Syria, which was done on April 7, 2017. However, there was no further action from Washington. According to the expert of the Veterans Today publication Gordon Duff, the Pentagon launched a missile strike in order to probe the capabilities of the Russian S-400 complexes.

The SAR Ministry of Information reported the disappearance of 34 missiles out of 59 - according to Duff, they could be used to attack other targets. At the same time, exactly 59 missiles are needed in order to overcome the air defense system based on the S-300 and S-400.

The S-400 systems have gained incredible popularity in recent years. Perhaps they are the most famous weapons in the world.

- notes Strategic Culture.

According to unnamed CBNC sources, none of the American anti-aircraft systems can match the S-400 in airspace protection capabilities.

Russians have created a real and affordable remedy against NATO intervention

- experts say.

Strategic Culture analysts believe that when 34 of the 59 Tomahawks disappeared, this corresponds to an incredible 57 percent of technical failures, or the S-400 deployed in Syria just shot them down, which is even more interesting development.

Thus, Trump can be thanked for the fact that he limited himself to the "experiment" with the launch of missiles and did not send a large number of American pilots to certain death. Apparently, either the head of state himself or his entourage saw the real potential of the Russian S-400s and preferred to “turn back” before it was too late.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 December 2020 11: 54
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    If the United States was strenuously discouraging Turkey from purchasing and installing the S-400 at home, does it mean that they themselves wanted to bomb Turkey, as they did with Libya and Syria? Are they angry now that Turkey was able to defend itself against American missiles?
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 30 December 2020 11: 57
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    If the S-400 was "shot down" there, then why did the Russian "experts" make excuses about the impotence of the Russian air defense system in Syria during this very US operation? By the way, not a single "downed" S-400 "Ax" was presented to the public ...

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  3. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 30 December 2020 12: 18
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    Not a note, but a set of banal absurdities issued to repeat the myth of the lost 34 missiles. There are at least 52 craters on satellite imagery, but the myth is still exploited.
    The Americans, having no support in Syria, simply did not know what to do and, certainly, did not want to get involved in the war. The choice between a bad Assad and an even worse one (a fictional moderate opposition) led to a practical self-elimination. In all this, the S-300 played the last role.
  4. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 December 2020 19: 59
    -4
    Kill God, and what are Russia's interests in Syria? I can understand the interests of my partners in cutting the country's budget.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 30 December 2020 20: 05
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      Kill God, and what are Russia's interests in Syria? I can understand the interests of my partners in cutting the country's budget.

      And where outside of Russia can you understand interests?
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 December 2020 20: 07
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        And that all interests within Russia have already been resolved? If so, then yes, but apart from Syria there is Africa, Latin America.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 30 December 2020 20: 31
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          And that all interests within Russia have already been resolved? If so, then yes, but apart from Syria there is Africa, Latin America.

          All "interests" (apparently you mean the problems) inside the country cannot be solved by definition. There may be more or less of them, but countries with absolutely no problems simply do not exist. So it's more of a demagoguery. Not going anywhere before solving all the problems, in fact, means not having and not defending your interests outside the country at all. It is not only Russia that is present in the Middle East, it is rather difficult to say that the rest of the "present" have no problems at all.
          For Africa and Latin America, do not worry there is a Russian presence and will apparently expand hi
          1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
            Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 30 December 2020 21: 49
            +1
            Yes, Russia is the richest power, She has enough time and finances for everyone and this is good, bad that is not enough for her own internal problems (roads, medicine, industry, social services, education). Or I'm wrong?
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 30 December 2020 22: 08
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              And who does not have problems with roads, medicine, industry, social services, education?
              To think that this presence in various regions is such a "hobby" when out of boredom there is nothing to do wrong. It is connected with the economy pretty well. The same Frenchmen hold on to Africa with their teeth for a reason. There is a raw material base, sales markets, financial participation. And so with everyone. hi
              1. Bitter Offline Bitter
                Bitter (Gleb) 31 December 2020 00: 42
                +3
                ... the French are holding on to Africa with their teeth for a reason. There is a raw material base, sales markets, ...

                Well, they can drive in France and see. There are fires, there are floods, winter is on the doorstep and no one really itches. Firefighters and rescue civil services in Africa and the Middle East are "polishing" the republic's image. Something says that this is not entirely true, or rather not at all. With their teeth, they may hold, but they certainly do not forget the beloved people. The French are impulsive people, if something goes wrong, they quickly collect barricades and remind them.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 31 December 2020 04: 59
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                  Well, they can drive in France and see. There are fires, there are floods, winter is on the doorstep and no one really itches. Firefighters and rescue civil services in Africa and the Middle East are "polishing" the republic's image.

                  Have I even written a word about the image or about firefighters in Africa? belay If something does not suit you at home, the reception at the Ministry of Emergency Situations is open, get yourself extinguished, save, polish to your health hi

                  With their teeth, they may hold, but they certainly do not forget the beloved people. The French are impulsive people, if something goes wrong, they quickly collect barricades and remind them.

                  Well, of course, in normal countries everything is for people, with some we have everything to the guana winked
                  Take a trip to your health, feel like a loved one, bathe in fresh water, sniff gas. It is their people who are dissatisfied, now it is forbidden to photograph a policeman on duty, however, the law is ...



                  As far as I remember, they haven’t fired gas in 20 years, they haven’t dispersed anyone with water cannons.
                  1. Bitter Offline Bitter
                    Bitter (Gleb) 31 December 2020 16: 44
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                    As far as I remember, they haven’t fired gas in 20 years, they haven’t dispersed anyone with water cannons.

                    A kind of mutual parity between the authorities and the people, you do not demand anything from us, but we do not drive you out. Everyone is busy with their own business.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 31 December 2020 17: 24
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                      A kind of mutual parity between the authorities and the people, you do not demand anything from us, but we do not drive you out. Everyone is busy with their own business.

                      I guess it's not worse than in France.
                      Holiday greetings!!! drinks
                      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
                        Bitter (Gleb) 31 December 2020 18: 03
                        +1
                        Happy New Year!
                        drinks
              2. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 31 December 2020 12: 14
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                I agree with you, but Russia should not be guided - like everyone else! The country possesses Collossal potential, Giant materials - NOT ALL! The trouble with Russia is that there is no IDIOLOGY, no striving to captivate the population, striving for the Best!
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 31 December 2020 13: 33
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                  I agree with you, but Russia should not be guided - like everyone else! A country possessing colossal potential, Giant materials - NOT ALL!

                  Absolutely correct remark.

                  The trouble with Russia is that there is no IDIOLOGY, no striving to captivate the population, striving for the Best!

                  And what does Africa have to do with it? Anyway.
                  Ideology is not a panacea. She was 70 years old and by the way about "roads, medicine, industry, social services, education" and the relationship with ideology.
                  By education, it was probably better all the same, but with the rest. With the roads everything was much worse, to the Far East remind when the road was built? And without any ideology. The efficiency of the industry at the time is under a big question, and how people are stupid, excuse me, it is not a secret that they were drinking right in production. No ideology stopped.
                  And medicine .. here I remembered an interesting video .. Look at your leisure, there is something to listen to, but this is not the point, for 1 hour. 13 minutes in the meantime, interesting information is announced. Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Ivashko undergoing treatment in Germany. In my opinion, a wonderful illustration good Top officials receive medical treatment abroad, this is what today's bourgeoisie is usually accused of. winked And this despite the fact that the provision of a party apparatus was no match for conventional medicine. A bright indicator of the level of medicine for ordinary people. In any case, we did not have the opportunity to undergo medical treatment in Germany. This is such an ideology ... hi

                  1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 31 December 2020 16: 53
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                    Ideology, like a Country, cannot be “bone-in” .. IF AN ORGANISM is a COUNTRY develops, then ideology develops, transforms. Life goes on and palaces, cars, yachts are good, but something else is needed. Look at the ministers of worship, religion. I'm not talking about the poor clergy, No, and again No! But what is happening does not go into any gate! And in my opinion Russia has become, because no success, rejoice in other people's mistakes and failures! This is Scary, and for now we will leave Africa to France and China. I believe when we figure it out at home, we will reach Africa.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 31 December 2020 17: 41
                      +1
                      Ideology, like a Country, cannot be “bone-in” .. IF AN ORGANISM is a COUNTRY develops, then ideology develops, transforms. Life goes on and palaces, cars, yachts are good, but something else is needed.

                      I don’t think that palaces and yachts are good, but rather a side effect. If a person was able to collect a "decent amount" and there is nothing to spend it on, it makes no sense.

                      Look at the ministers of worship, religion. I'm not talking about the poor clergy, No, and again No!

                      Well, why, the clergy are people too, and there are enough problems in the ROC. For example this. A person is weak and power-hungry, the cassock of a priest does not guarantee against these temptations. read at your leisure and Tolstoy Peter the first. there similar "elders" are described. However, this is just my opinion.



                      But what is happening does not go into any gate! And in my opinion Russia has become, because no success, rejoice in other people's mistakes and failures! This is Scary, and for now we will leave Africa to France and China. I believe when we figure it out at home, we will reach Africa.

                      Excuse my curiosity, but what is actually going on? Why is Russia not having its own successes? And why "it remains to rejoice in other people's mistakes"? In my opinion you "exaggerate". Why we should leave Africa to the Chinese and French is absolutely not clear request They also have enough of their own problems, why don't they first figure it out at home and then climb into Africa? And so they will "skim the cream" and we are engaged in "digging" and sprinkling ashes on our heads.
                      Happy New Years !!! I assure you it's not so bad. drinks
                      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
                        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 31 December 2020 18: 38
                        +1
                        Yes, I completely forgot: Happy New Years to you, all the BEST to you in the coming year! The money that a citizen has earned (honestly or not) has the right to spend Itself as he thinks, I am with you in this completely FOR. It is also not necessary to engage in "self-digging". There are UNCONDITIONAL successes in Russia, but I will express my opinion, and only my own: all the successes of Russia occurred to a greater extent only because the time has changed, those from whom the changes were supposed to occur, DO NOT NEED these changes. Why should they change something? By and large, the changes will be made by people who, so to speak, have the spirit of AVANTURISM, if you want the ability to stake YOUR calmness. maybe I'm wrong. And about Africa, on my brain - Russia has its own Africa! Once again, with Coming You!
                2. Bitter Offline Bitter
                  Bitter (Gleb) 31 December 2020 17: 24
                  0
                  A country levying Collossal potential, Gigantic funds -

                  Well, great, businessmen always have something to sell. Although on the other hand, the "colossal potential" still requires economic relations, otherwise unexpectedly and the bottom in the barrel can be seen.

                  there is no IDIOLOGY, no desire to captivate the population, no striving for the Best!

                  The population has already striven for the better once, even the successes were undeniable. Then he was "popularly explained" that it was all fundamentally wrong. Even films were shot about it almost milen. Now the first slogan is one’s own shirt closer to the body, the second, there is nothing personal - everything is “just business”. Oh yes, about the 37th year, too, what else was there.