SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) – The shelling of Syria by cruise missiles from the United States, Britain and France showed that on the basis of provocations, Western countries are ready to apply not only financial and economic pressure, but also military force, accompanying these actions with propaganda and new threats.
On the night of April 13-14, a blow was struck across the territory of Syria from the waters of the Red and Mediterranean seas, as well as from the British air base in Cyprus.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, US aircraft B-1B, F-15, F-16, British “Tornado”, as well as ships of the American naval forces “Labun” and “Monterey” from the water area of the Red Sea were involved in the attack on Syria.
As noted, a total of 103 cruise missiles were used, including the Tomahawk-based naval missile, as well as controlled GBU-38 airbuses from B-1V aircraft. F-15 and F-16 used air-to-surface missiles. The Defense Ministry also announced the interception of 71 cruise missiles. According to the US Department of Defense, 105 cruise missiles were involved, and “not one missile was intercepted.”
In this situation, many applications will require further verification. In particular, statements during the press conferencethat the US allegedly fired 76 cruise missiles at several buildings of the research complex in Barza, look dubious: if the missiles were really so “new” and “smart”, as President Trump previously said, for which a similar number of missiles were fired only one at a time object?
Only “people who are used to believing everything that foreign officials and foreign media say can continue to” believe the word to gentlemen.”
Russia is strong enough to ensure the safety of Russian citizens and prevent military aggression against themselves on its territory, but not enough to prevent military aggression against other countries.
The Soviet Union had a large number of conventional (non-nuclear) and nuclear weapons than Russia. This did not stop the US from attempting economic and military pressure both on the USSR itself in the form of an arms race and sanctions, as well as pressure and military strikes and interventions against the allied states.
The wars on the Korean peninsula and in Vietnam were in fact direct military clashes between the USSR and the US – much more “hot” (with the death of military and instructors on both sides) than the current situation in Syria.
In these conflicts, the Soviet Union did not “sink American aircraft carriers,” strike at American bases, London, Washington and further on the list. Nevertheless, history shows that armed aggression only ended when the United States received unacceptable damage.
In order to be able to invest more money in the development of the armed forces, it is necessary to invest more in the country’s economy itself.
In the current situation, when the financial and economic war continues against Russia, the largest companies are declared “outlawed” with the seizure of their foreign property and the long-term interests of Russia increasingly diverge from the interests of businessmen who, earning in the domestic market of the country, derive their profits as in offshore, and in the form of investment in foreign companies, the creation of production and jobs outside the country.
In this situation, further in Russia, the processes of nationalization of key enterprises, as well as the revision of permissible foreign influence on the media in Russia, will most likely accelerate. The possession of a large share of regional mass media in Russia by foreign corporations (in particular, the American Hearst Corporation) at the current aggravation of the confrontation looks at least strange.
It should also be taken into account that the statements “mission accomplished” translated into Russian – taking into account the previous US actions towards Iraq and Libya – means “the authorities of the country are destroyed.” In this regard, Trump, like the Pentagon, while embellishing the real state of things.
“Gentlemen of the Aglitsa Club” with their previous and newly applied acts of acting have long exhausted all conceivable and unthinkable credits of trust. The unrepentant lie of Therese May about the poisoning of Russia by the Violins and their miraculous healing, the threat of Trump, the accusation of Russia in cyber attacks and the “attack on the elections”, the staging of the White Helmets in Syria – all this remains a lie, but on the invented accusations, now military decisions are made.
Representatives of terrorist groups, along with Oscar-winning “White Helmets”, in all likelihood, will arrange more than one presentation. Given the impulsiveness of President Trump, as well as Prime Minister Mae’s statements “about the inadmissibility of using chemical weapons on British streets and in Syria”, following these performances (which may well suffer ordinary Syrian citizens) against Syria, most likely, new missile strikes will be used . The world is rapidly returning to its eternal state of “the right of the strong.”
The concept of “international law” at the current stage more and more looks like a rapidly evaporating plaque of imaginary civilization and a set of conventions that are still being declared in the United Nations by inertia.
Keeping hope for “common sense”, what is happening must be taken into account. Hope, as always, dies last. But in this case, hope in itself is not a strategy on which Russia can build relations with the United States, Britain and a number of other countries.
When in the “chess game” in the course of the game, its rules are changed, by frank provocations with the use of chemical and information weapons, turning the “chessboard” to hit her opponent on the head-hopefully, of course, one can still rely on common sense.
But it would be nice to be ready to apply measures that would help to sober up the “partners.” Sooner or later, it will have to be done. Otherwise, Russia’s actions will resemble a tragicomedy “Nuts” based on the story of the same name. Maybe not lucky.