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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The history of the “moderate opposition to the Assad regime” can be considered finished

Photo: Nikolay Gyngazov/Global Look Rgege next year minimum wage (the minimum wage) should be compared with the cost of living. The job has given Vladimir Putin. The state Duma has promised to enact as soon as possible. Thus, the minimum wage equal to the subsistence minimum for the first time, although it has declared in recent years. Will this help in the fight against poverty? Details…

  • The stock market opened higher
  • The ruble rose against the dollar and fell against Euro
  • The price of oil fell slightly

Go to a section…”Sevastopol should become the southern capital”Photo: Vasily Batanov/RIA “news”,”If you spend time on the constant scandals, public discussion, and to care in other planes other than work, then you have nothing useful happens” – said the newspaper VIEW, the newly elected Governor of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov. In particular, he commented on the subject of previous disagreements with the team of his predecessor Alexey Chaly. Details…

  • Media: Guetta will become co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front
  • Media: the Extension of Putin’s presidency will happen in two stages
  • Erdogan has denied information about a secret meeting with Assad

Go to a section…”Local residents have been warned that it was going to Maclay Fourth”Photo: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland”Maclay they remember and love, for the North-Eastern part of New Guinea it is almost a national hero. It should be used”, – said the newspaper VIEW, descendant of the legendary Russian traveller, speaking of the purpose of a new expedition to the Papuans is a unique for the Russian science and public diplomacy. Details…

  • Planned large-scale reconstruction of Victory Park in Sevastopol
  • The Russian 11356 frigates for India will receive the Ukrainian engines
  • VTSIOM has studied the opinion of Russians about the United educational space

Go to a section…the United States remained a gap, a critically vulnerable to nuclear attackPhoto: Workman/WikipediaРассуждающие about the prospect of nuclear war between the US and the DPRK think in terms of a missile strike, the benefit is for the missiles, Pyongyang has bet. Meanwhile, it is obvious that such an attack is impossible. But it is theoretically possible the other is also nuclear and so devastating that America after he did not recover for a very long time. Details…

  • Ukrainian law enforcers are trying to find Saakashvili for the presentation Protocol
  • Hungary has complained of Ukraine to the UN, OSCE and EU Commissioner
  • The Syrian opposition has officially confirmed the participation in the talks in Astana

Go to a section…”Arrow from Ivanteevka” was inspired by the American experiencePhoto: from the personal pages vk.com the alleged shooter”Ivanteevka is a very beautiful, prosperous city with good, proper social environment. We need to understand what pushed a young man to such actions,” – said the newspaper VIEW Duma Deputy from the Moscow region Sergei Zhigarev. A student opened fire in class, according to classmates, was different unsociable disposition, however, he did not hide his intentions, no one took the example. Details…

  • Russian cities, a wave of telephone terrorism
  • The shooting happened in the area of three stations in Moscow
  • Vandals damaged a number of facilities in the new Park “Zaryadye”

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Alexei Mukhin: regional elections in 2017. The results

It turned out that in Moscow the part of the opposition is still gaining a number of municipal mandates. “Apple” will even call it their victory. However, it became clear that Yabloko “took a bite” these mandates are not the “United Russia”.

Alexei Kolobrodov: Paradoxes Andropov

Yuri Andropov – the most mysterious of the country’s leaders in the twentieth century – a figure no less relevant than Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. The scale, of course, less, but we live in the country today, are largely modeled to them.
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Andrei Babitsky: On the way Saakashvili may stand only nationalists like Yarosh

Even yesterday, bringing terror to the population of Ukraine, the security Service, which ruthlessly cracked down on dissidents, does not know compassion, uses torture and extrajudicial executions, turned out to be a broken tool.
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    Online marathon “election Night – 2017”

    Discussion: 7 comments

    Putin held a plenary meeting of the Eastern economic forum

    Putin held an open lesson “Russia looking into the future”

    Discussion: 9 comments

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      Defined “Miss America – 2018”

      For the first time in the history of the contest “Miss America” winner was the representative of North Dakota. 23-year-old Kara Mundu is the USA champion, and six years ago was marked by Obama for his merits in the field of philanthropy. Local media and bloggers, however, the winner dubbed the “fatty”Details…Discussion: 12 comments

      “Irma” flooded Miami

      The popular American resort of Miami in Southeast Florida, like many other cities of the coast of the Atlantic ocean, was almost flooded after a hurricane swept “Irma”. Only in the de-energized state of 3 million buildings evacuated nearly 6.5 million of itemattribute…

      Musk first showed SpaceX space suit in full growth

      Elon Musk in his blog posted photos of the new SpaceX space suit in full growth. Prior to that, he showed the helmet and upper part of the protective space suit. The man in the suit standing on the background of the ship Crew DragonПодробности…Discussion: 9 comments

        Go to a section…For whom do you support in the conflict between Saakashvili and Poroshenko?

        • I wish you success Saakashvili
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        Alexey Chaly invited to make a Patriotic Sevastopol the capital of Russia. How do you feel about this idea?

        • Support
        • Patriotic capital should be another city
        • Patriotic do not need the capital

        Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed its disagreement with Russia’s position regarding Myanmar. Is it acceptable that the head of the Russian region publicly challenged the country’s foreign policy (which is not true to his official authority)?

        • Yes, a politician can always defend its position publicly
        • No, in this case, it’s insubordination
        • All depends on the personality of the head region

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          The CIA decided to return to the priorities of the time of the confrontation with Scrofula Director of the FBI is suspected of having links with the Russian giants Energeticheskiy the “moderate opposition to the Assad regime” can be considered finished

          The war in Syria has passed a critical stage. This stage – the final destruction of the terrorist gangs, to keep at Bay the entire region and – to some extent – the whole world. The US refusal to support the “moderate opposition” decided the case – the “moderate opposition” is no more. By and large – never was.

          Starting in 2013, the “free Syrian army” (aka – the “moderate opposition”) gave LIH* 70% – held territories of, and the former “dzhebhat an-Nusra” – 20%. And even the remaining 10% of SSA monitors the not alone, but together with other jihadist groups, in particular with the “Ahrar al-sham”.

          The source reporting these calculations, it is customary to associate with the command of an elite brigade of the government troops “Tigers”.

          Rapid clarification of who controls how much territory began between rebel groups about six months ago.

          In some cases, the controversy is purely virtual, the benefit after the liberation of Aleppo, the war finally broke up into several unrelated fronts, where from the side of Assad’s opponents operate, including groups with opposing political views. The apotheosis of these finding reached last week after the statement of the CIA and the Pentagon about the termination of support for any armed groups in Syria. Including in Idlib, where the control of the “reserve of goblins” almost completely switched to extreme religious zealots.

          But if in Idlib, near Palmyra and Deir-ez-Zor it seems to be clear (it is ruled by “black”, that is the fanatics of ISIS and “Tahrir al-sham”), in the southern provinces the situation is much more complicated. After the conclusion of the agreement between Russia, the U.S. and Jordan on the establishment of a zone of de-escalation in the provinces of Deraa, Quneitra, and Suwayda were there groups of “free army” has lost the support of the American transit base in Jordan. Then suddenly it turned out that without the support of American trainers and suppliers, these groups are nothing.

          They have not been too active, mostly speculating gratuitous weapons and their “secular” platform. However, their political doctrine revolved mainly around the slogan “Bashar must go” and after its cancellation by Washington, the very existence of most groups “secular” armed opposition has lost all meaning. To come up with a program of further restructuring of the country and reach out to her election, she is simply not capable of. Sometimes these people come up with their “position” to keep afloat the idea of a political settlement.

          Otherwise, all actors will have to recognize that the war continues exclusively on religious and (in some areas) by ethnicity, but not for Western principles of democracy and fair government. And after the defeat of the FSA from the “black” in Idlib southern part of Syria was the only area, where it continues at least some political game with the involvement of external forces.

          Syrian sources report that by the end of July in the province of Deraa and Quneitra profits of up to 400 Russian troops (mainly from military police units), which should ensure a ceasefire in the area. We initially agreed on tripartite control, but still not clear how the United States and Jordan intend to participate in it. While the American trainers supported by only a small “secular” armed group in the area of at-Tanta and Jordanians do nothing at all. They can be understood – over the years, they sought to protect their territory, so that direct involvement in combat actions (even in the form of patrol) happy.

          On the other hand, it is assumed that former “moderate” with the government army needs to deal with the liquidation of the remnants of a large group of jihadists in Quneitra province. And there is not only ISIS, but also the former “al-Qaeda” and other aggressive bearded strange recension. While ISIS is the inner perimeter of the boiler, and at the forefront are mainly group “Tahrir al-sham”. To dig them out, apparently, will still have government forces with the participation of Russian advisers.

          Southern front now, perhaps, the only area where perhaps at least some (albeit only demonstrative) cooperation with the former “moderate”. In practical terms it is pointless, but necessary from a political point of view. Despite the fact that the US completely disown his former protege and just threw them to the wolves, part of the “secular” groups negotiability, although with some reservations. On other fronts from them, nothing left, or they quickly change color to the black with a clear purpose – to survive physically. Confused with such allies as with goat milk.

          To mock the Americans for all they’ve done in Syria over the past three years, nobody is going to – simply no need, everything is obvious to all. Even Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser told the Cairo CIA station chief Michael Copeland, with whom I maintained a good relationship:

          “The genius of the Americans is that they never make simple and silly mistakes. They make very complicated stupid mistake which makes everyone wrestle and look for elusive meaning.”

          Look at the situation, of course, Arabic, but generally true.

          Importantly, the self-destruction of the vast majority of “moderate” and “secular” armed groups have cleared the field for the Russian VKS. No longer need to struggle to agree on a list of “good” opposition, so as not to inadvertently hurt them, and with them and American pride. This problem is no more. As there is no need to be in constant contact with Pro-us coalition on all fronts at once.

          For example, now the epicenter of the fighting shifted back to the Palmyra, where the government army with the active participation of Russian advisers will attempt to cut the Islamic state in two parts by the capture of the oasis Sukhna. If it succeeds (and all to go), the largest group of ISIS between Palmyra and Aria will be cut off from Deir ez-Zor, which is now arriving reinforcements on the Russian helicopters.

          The onset is slow because of the constant flanking counter-attacks of the jihadists who are trying to slow down the government forces through raids “Jihad-mobiles” and “carts” through the desert to bypass the advancing, threatening communications. Such tactics gave the effect before, but now, when every Syrian battalion of the presence of Russian advisers, and the overall level of tactical and operational training of the Syrians increased markedly, this is nothing more than pin pricks.

          On the other hand, if the jihadists decided on a standard front defense of the oasis, they would have nothing left after a couple of days.

          But in the current climate you have to constantly be distracted by the stretched flanks. Is the template for ISIL tactics, which is annoying, but can not cause serious damage.

          Advancing from the North, government forces, relying on Itrium, already dislodged the jihadists from the town Marina, and further advance to the South and Southeast will lead to the encirclement of the entire group in the province of Hama. But in Deir ez-Zor 109-th airborne brigade of the Republican guard and battalions of the tribes finally drove the fighters from the town cemetery, to protect the city and the airport from the constant mortar attacks.

          As to all this to fasten the remains “secular” and “moderate” armed opposition, to defeat the terrorists together, it is not clear, the benefit of the Americans and their allies in the aforesaid operations are not involved. Still another couple of weeks, and Damascus (you never know) will have artificially maintained afloat remains “moderate” from the former SSA, the original command which has long been settled in Turkey and a number of Gulf countries, and literally on the map to calculate how many percent of the territory they control. In any case, it is so negligible value that the overall balance of power, they can not affect.

          If you look at the situation a little wider, I have to say that the political component “of protest against the Assad regime” simply ceased to exist. She was initially rather weak. The leaders of the “moderate” mainly consisted of disgruntled former confidants, the side branches of the Assad family. Few people remember that the civil war passed into the phase grinder immediately after the Syrian government under pressure from the “international community” pardoned all imprisoned leaders of the “Muslim Brothers”, which “democratic” goals never declared. And immediately grabbed the knives.

          Attempts to artificially grow in this environment, European looking and thinking of the opposition Democrats, as it is not specified. Now this project, as well as the greatest Chapter in the history of the Syrian civil war, can be considered closed.

          * Organization in respect of which the court accepted entered into legal force decision on liquidation or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”


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