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“We won’t sell out our allies or principles to strike Syria deal with US,” says Putin
Here’s the story in RT:
During his annual Q&A session on Thursday, a journalist asked Putin if there would be a “grand deal” with the US on Syria as the country begins to recover from years of hostilities and destruction.
“What do you mean ‘a grand deal’? Sounds like some commercial act. No. We don’t sell out our allies, our interests or our principles,” Putin said.
The deal to sell out is to sell out Iran in Syria. So if Iran is not mentioned, know that is who would be sold out.
Putin rejected it again today in his comments.
Here’s a link to the Q&A today: https://tass.com/politics/1064650
“We won’t sell out our allies or principles to strike Syria deal with US,” says Putin
—> There is always a price tag !!!
—> At what price will/won’t the Rus leave???
—> What if Putin is retired? Is the next or current russian leadership core still hold the same commitment?
Just a few more considerations and calculation when the madness in the west is fever-pitch…
Apparently you are unaware of the reality of Middle East geopolitical changes.
Russia came to stay. Thus, two 50 year leases for AFB in Latakia and naval base in Tartus.
Russia bled Russian blood into the Syrian sands. They are not going home. They are expanding in the region, especially in the Eastern Med. They have stakes in the ground in Syria, Iran, Lebanon and Egypt as well as the waters of the Med, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. So the Black Sea Fleet from Crimea and the Southern Military District is expanding. Russia’s influence has drawn Turkey away from NATO and EU. They aren’t going to throw that strategic advantage away.
These are deep national policies. They involve trade, weapons sales, gas pipelines and oil development, agricultural sales (wheat especially), tourism and diplomatic efforts involved in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Libya. Putin has opened up Russia for Saudi investment. This is long term stuff, not ephemeral.
Gather in the facts and your questions will disappear.
I am obviously not as aware as you and I am obviously not as pro-russia as you are.
I am just questioning the madness that, if erupted, will the russia ppl still be willing to support their gov and Putin? As you are aware, there are already displasure at certain level of the common ppl. Same as in China.
If the madness goes nuk, if the unfortunate event is triggered in several continent in a short time-space, will Russia defend its home base first and still have spare for the ‘friend’? There is always a price and I won’t understatimate the MAD-ness of the west. Mutual Assured Destruction, if they cant play ‘THE KING’ no more.
Or you think the won’t dare to use the TRUMP card?
It’s not about pro Russian nor anti Russian.
If a person can elevate it’s mind above some fuzzy feelings and equates all the available historical and current facts and unbiased observations, he/she may be perceived as pro Russia in any not so pro Russian atmosphere.
There is only one bundle of truth.
Further, It seems to me that Russian spirit doesn’t put monetary price on everything where in the west anything has a pricetag and making money is a sacred act.
If nuclear puff happens RF is much better protected in all aspects, ranging from ICBM down to highly functional and motivated civil defense. Civil defense is extra disproportional together with toughness of the citizenry.
Back to the article,
I am curious how the current downing of us drone fits into picture. Lot is at stake, I wouldn’t exclude skirmish erupting during drone debris recovery, apparently near border waters. It is $120m toy loaded with secretive goodies.
I remember the era when the American government used to try to fool its people into thinking that “Civil Defense” was an answer to the risk of nuclear war. We used to do the Duck n Cover drills beneath our school desks, and we knew where the Civil Defense shelters were.
And we learned that is was all a myth fed to a gullible people to pretend that nuclear war didn’t mean the end of everything. Oh, we just go into the shelters for a couple of weeks, but we’ll be alright. But of course, that two weeks is just long enough to let the radiation really spread everywhere around the world, and its just the very beginning of the nuclear winter. That sun that didn’t shine while people were hiding in their shelter for a measly couple of weeks won’t be seen for a long time. Between the cold and the radiation the animals are all going to die. And there won’t be a harvest next year. Or the year after. Or the year after.
It sounds like the Russian people are being fed the same line of cow droppings, with the extra bit of “we are tougher” thrown in as icing.
A large nuclear war is not winnable. A large nuclear war is not even survivable. There may be pockets of handfuls of people who survive, but human civilization will be destroyed and the survivors will be starting over as slightly advanced cavemen and cave-women. Myths about who’s tougher will be about as relevant as the knowledge to design a semi-conductor chip.
Russia has the most nuclear bunkers of any nation on earth. They are more ready than anyone else – to survive.
Many apologies if I come across as ignorant – I am not trying to pick on pro or anti Russ
but the fact that the west can and has, in history, attack its own fleet and its own ppl, as FF, and blame it on the designated enemy, implies to me, that they has really gone mad, clinically and psychologically and every other metrics of measurement. I think, in the last card, when they are forced to admit they are ‘done’, they may just burn the casino down and out with a ‘blaze of glory’, whatever their chosen-ritualistic expression may be.
China has the same problem too – China can fully protect herself but the extended Asian and BRI – I am not so sure. It will require alot more ‘spreading resources and man power around’. What I meant was there is also a internal price tag – within the country to its ppl and let’s not forget, to history. Just as NAM has now forever haunted USSA and its ppl, I think Rus and Chi, too great civilisation that has much more wisdom and history (hopefully) learned, are much more careful in such ‘collateral damage’ stuff or even MAD. Both of our ppl has suffered under the “western cultural-emperor cleansing”, we know (are?) the price tag.
I am, in the opinion, and only a opinion, probably not a good one, the west cannot be saved but how will it be ‘dealt with and be done with’ is the real question. I just don’t think they will go, not without a BANG and leave the greatest catastrophe mess behind on the remaining planet. Should they leave (and not come back), they will leave a MARK, seem to be in their (un)holy-doctrine. If they cannot be remembered as the victors, who writes their version of history, they want to be unmistakable known to be, the darkest side, and there will be geological evidence for the next several thousand years of traces, that they will not be forgotten.
Just some ranting.
p/s [email protected] – I have always enjoy your post and your comments here – very insightful :)
Level of displeasure is far worse in Western regimes. Look at the US – more than 50% of the country hate Trump and want him in prison. Look at the UK, where Brexit has cut the country in two and the fighting is bitter. Look at France with the yellow vests etc.
By comparison, Russia looks far more stable and Putin has far more support.
I would like to see Russia sell S-400s to Cuba! Wouldn’t it be great to have Central & Southern Commands in Florida covered by S-400s? Throw in some Kalibr missiles as well!
There will be no nuclear war.
What happens in the coming weeks is a strike (or series of) by the US on some type of Iranian targets.
Then more and more provocations.
Think the apartheid state’s strategy and incursions into Syria translated to the Iranian theatre. Of course now it is the US doing the aerial bombing.
Iran will not do much in return. It has no choice. Unless it wants to risk a much wider war is must simply buckle up and take a browbeating.
At this point in the trajectory it will be Iran’s move..their choice to make. The trump administration knows any clear offensive action or response to these strikes by Iran earns the US the worlds (rigged UN) permission to “regime change” the Islamic republic.
The Russians or Chinese will do nothing. They have too much business with the Anglo zio empire to risk a wider war in defense of Iran. A lot of their leadership has the zio fifth column in some form of concentration to begin with. Russia in particular has always had this issue.
They will however gladly buy Iranian oil or other exports at discounted prices and perhaps sell some weapons systems to them (covertly?).
They will also gladly watch as the United States
wastes blood and treasure on yet another foolish and costly American war (always for Israel) in the Middle East. They will be too happy to see the fading Empire waste itself on the mother of all quagmires. The leverage they gain from a bloodied and bankrupt United States is not easily underestimated.
…..I have no idea if things play out like this, but I have to protest when many commenters (even on admittedly pro Russian sites such as this) say Russia or China will somehow enter the fray quick and easy if real war was to break out with Iran…. I think not. Not easily and not without a lot of other quite unlikely dominoes falling.
Real politic in today’s world is cold and calculating. Bold and decisive is not a common feature of geopolitical chess.
” There will be no nuclear war”
It might not be political, military nor economic decision that triggers wwwiii. This is a very large and irregular chessboard.
People might learn about it half a century later just like we are learning now about incidents during cold war. Better get goosebumps now.
Deterrence factor is diminishing on receiving end of the west. Nuc weaponry today produces a lot less radioactive output. Western acceptance of nukes use in conflicts is historically high while the elitists are building luxurious bunkers and making provisions to migrate to southern hemisphere. In my opinion nuclear war started a while ago with use of depleted uranium in former Jugoslavia and continues to this day. There are underreported events of thermonuclear ordinance in use, for instance in Yemen or previously in Iraq.
Nothing will happen like we expect in our limited thinking.
One hope we have is that God who created the Earth will not allow to destroy it by some group of demented individuals.
PS: thanks for discussion