Why Russia in SAR turned out to be more dangerous than ISIS and other amazing things.
Recently, foreign media published an interesting document on the strategic interests of the United States of America in Syria. This paper was compiled by ATS experts selected by the Congress, of whom a so-called Syria Study Group was eventually created. Specialists had to convey to President Donald Trump what Uncle Sam actually needs in the Arab Republic. As it turned out, the officially stated goals correspond little to reality, but in the document Russia’s place was found.
Probably, the document was published in connection with the criticism of the former Washington ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, who recently stated that “Washington does not have a clear strategy in Syria.” It turned out that Ford is wrong – the United States has clear goals. The main one is to ensure the security of Israel: “Helping our ally, Israel, to protect against growing threats, including on its northern border.” The northern border means Lebanon and, of course, Syria. Well, this will not surprise anyone. The problem is presented in the following light. Every year, Tel Aviv is becoming increasingly difficult to independently effectively defend their borders. This is connected with the buildup of military power of the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Syrian Arab army. Both formations in recent years have acquired an arsenal of “more threatening weapons”, and this may eventually lead to serious problems for the Jewish state.
Further, Iran gets under the distribution, which for some reason was accused of seeking its own benefit. As if it destabilizes neighboring states and spreads its own influence. It feels as if we are talking about the States – their destabilizing influence has long been played with jokes of black humor. The operations to democratize Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and so on. In each of these countries, normal life ended immediately after the Americans set foot on their lands. However, Iran is not exclusive, unlike the States, so it is impossible to spread influence and seek its own benefit. And this is despite the fact that even Lebanon, in which Tehran actively intervenes, is thriving when compared with Iraq or, say, Libya. Yes, the Persian influence is not as poisonous as the American one.
And then, finally, comes the turn of the Russian Federation. Yes, it is also a justification for the presence of American soldiers in the Syrian Arab Republic. Its main fault is that it “ensures the survival of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.” And this, as it turns out, is dangerous for the Jewish state. The bottom line is that Moscow sends military equipment, including modern, to Syria, and transfers it to the use of the Syrian Arab Army. This creates threats to Israel’s ability to protect against hostile actions.
Thus, we have the following fact. Washington cares little for the Islamic state and, moreover, the territorial integrity of Syria. Obviously, the local population is of no value to the United States. It is also strange that Americans are anxious about protecting the interests of Israel, completely forgetting about their own. On this basis, we can conclude that Robert Ford, the former ambassador to Syria, is to some extent still right. The United States really does not have a clear strategy for promoting its own influence. By the way, in the American press now there are quite a lot of complaints about the country’s leadership in this regard. They are formulated as follows: “The congressmen had the opportunity to give a consistent recommendation on US policy in the Arab region in the interests of America, but instead chose to make recommendations on ensuring the well-being and security of a foreign state – Israel.” Why talk about congressmen? It’s just that the majority of the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives supported this document, therefore, it can be considered at least as urgent advice.
Russian political scientist and orientalist Oleg Gushchin believes that there is nothing strange here.
- For Israel, the protection of its territory is extremely important. It is located in a region that, to put it mildly, is unfriendly towards it. Therefore, it is necessary to use the support of the United States. Of course, Russia does not pose any threats, it’s rather a partner, but a partner who is friendly with the enemy – Iran. It is always difficult to have good relations with those who are at enmity with each other. As a child, remember? One boy comes up to you and says: “Don’t be friends with Vasily, he is bad. I am not friends with him. ” This Vasily also approaches and asks not to be friends with Alex. In big politics, about the same principle works, except that there is one wisdom – smart people will always agree if they want. I am sure that the leadership of the Russian Federation and the leadership of Israel are smart enough people. So any crisis can be overcome. By the way, we have already seen this more than once. On the example of the same Israel or, say, Turkey. Regarding the States, I will say that Israel is, in principle, is very important for them. It is the main part of their strategic interests. Through Israel, they can control many areas of life in the entire Middle East region. However, some people believed that the United States doesn’t have foreign policy as such, it only has an internal one, and everything flows from it. It’s like a huge vat in which everything is brewed, and what boils away is exactly the same foreign policy. All contradictions are the result of confrontation of internal forces. Trump wants one, they impose something else on him. He wants to withdraw the soldiers from Syria, and he is told that they must be left. He wants to smooth corners with troubled countries – with Iran and the DPRK, and they are imposing aggression against them. Therefore, it is very important for him to have as many loyal people as possible in power. It is important that they are in key positions and can lead a policy that is consistent with the views of the president.