It seems that the long-awaited outcome of the Russian-Israeli crisis has finally come. Everybody thought for a long time how now we will respond to provocations of other parties to the Syrian conflict. Moreover, the most suitable time has come – after all, a dozen and a half dead Russian military men. Their lives, as was initially reported, are on the conscience of the IDF pilots who bombed northwestern Syria on the evening of September 17. The response of Russia seemed to foreshadow a serious crisis – despite the protest from Israel, supported, by the way, by the USA, Moscow nevertheless sent three S-300 divisions to Syria. They could close the Syrian sky exactly where the Israelis most often wielded. It seems to be supposed that it is for this purpose that the air defense systems are being deployed.
In fact, it turned out to be a little different. It seems that in the words of skeptics there was a grain of truth. This gesture of Russia was more significant, and it was aimed at a specific audience – the Syrians and Iranians. Both those and others should have seen in this Russia’s readiness to confront almost their most principled opponent.
Yes, to be cunning, for Tehran and Damascus, Tel Aviv is one of the biggest threats. In any case, Israel for all the years of the war has repeatedly demonstrated its hostile intentions, as, incidentally, and he showed the same thing. And now Russia, becoming very dependent on the union with the Persians, was forced not only to react to the tragedy, but also to show the Iranians what its partnership intentions were. It seemed to be quite good, but at first, some people in Iran were embarrassed that for some reason Iranian military facilities in Syria were used to deploy the S-300. For that, of course, the Persians had to leave the bases or reduce their presence.
In fact, at this time, Moscow seems to have already conducted separate negotiations with the Israelis. It was crowned by the fact that Putin had talked with Netanyahu in Paris, and they clearly found a common language, otherwise it’s just impossible to find an answer to the question of why Russian-Israeli relations so quickly returned to normal. It seems that even our president proposed to withdraw the Iranians from Syria, and Netanyahu was required to solicit on the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the American sanctions against Tehran. Whether anything useful for Moscow comes out of this is still unknown, but Israel is already reaping the benefits.
For example, the IDF once again began to perform combat missions in the territory of the Arab Republic. He struck, to which Russia almost did not respond, while it was announced that even a certain civilian plane had been threatened with shelling. In general, everything returns to its place, to the position that was before the seventeenth of September.
This hypothesis is also confirmed by the increasing number of telephone conversations between Putin and Netanyahu, who seem to be friends again. What are the leaders of the two states discussing? So, the other day we discussed Syria. The conversation turned out, he was more like a conversation of the two Allied parties. They discussed the state of things, the fight against terrorism, the strengthening of military cooperation, as well as the creation of new communication channels to prevent incidents in the Syrian sky. As if there was no crisis at all.
In reality, there is no union, and the goals of the state are completely different. Very strange, and does not fit in with what was said earlier. So, we could not point Tel Aviv to a place, and now we will always tolerate any of its antics? Well, perhaps in perspective, and we should expect some benefit from this rapidly warming relationship.
Immediately after the tragedy with the IL-20, the Russian orientalist and political scientist suggested that this would not cause major problems in the relations of the Russian Federation and Israel. And the point here is not that Moscow does not value the lives of our military, but that the situation is really very similar to the case when there was a lot of negligence.
- There are both Russian and Israeli sloppiness. They just did not do everything as it should have been. Well, the Israelis flew out, they think, oh well, later we will pass on information when necessary. Well, ours did not bother when they had suspicions that something was wrong in the sky. Here we must also take into account that the Syrians had shot down the plane. And about their professionalism, I know something. In general, in general, the Arabs are often not the best shots. But on the other hand, they defended their sky. The Israelis, of course, understood that they were hiding behind a Russian plane, but here they had such a situation, that either they or others. Your life is more expensive.
– Well, then it was necessary to establish the real culprits?
- And what should the Syrians present in such a situation? Maybe someone out there and reprimanded or punished more severely, but this does not change the situation. Here for the most part guilty, I repeat, sloppiness. But as for the talks between Putin and Netanyahu, everything is fine here. If in Paris they really discussed a mutually beneficial deal, and now it had a sequel, then there is nothing wrong with that. This is just a great script. In addition, the war must ever end – not to lead it as forever. And for this it is necessary to somehow reduce the military presence of foreigners. And besides, if Russia achieves something in this regard, then Iran will only benefit: the sanctions do not affect Russian campaigns, which means they can continue to fully cooperate with the Persians, and this is money, the economy.