Last week on my mobile received a message from Syria. "General Hador fulfilled his promise," I read. It was clear to me what it means.
Five years ago I met Mohammed HaDarom (Mohamed Khadour), who commanded a small unit of the Syrian army in the Eastern suburbs of Aleppo, which constantly fired at the militants of the "Islamic state" (banned in Russia organization — approx. lane). Then he showed me his card and said that he will release the street after 11 days.
In July of this year, I again met with HaDarom, this time in the East Syrian desert. He said he will enter the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor to the end of August. I'm a little sharply reminded him that last time he promised to liberate Aleppo in 11 days, but the Syrian army it took more than four years. It's been a long time, explained Hador. In those days the army still did not know how to fight a guerrilla war. She had been taught to seize the Golan heights and to protect Damascus. But now she has learned.
She actually learned. Desert Hador told me that he bombed town Sohne (mostly Russian made), and then his troops will go thence to Deir ez-Zor which for three years was in the siege of ISIS, locked in a city of 80 thousand civilians and 10 thousand soldiers. Hudur said that I will go to Deir-ez-Zor August 23. He hardly made a mistake. Now, the General frees the rest of the city, then lead your troops to the Syrian-Iraqi border.
When Hador finally take control of the city, he will move to the border and reach the end of Syria. Aleppo today is entirely in the hands of government troops. And only Idlib remains a hotbed of resistance of the rebels (mostly Islamist militants, including "al-Qaeda" (organization banned in Russia — approx. ed.)), many of which were allowed to move there in exchange for the surrender of several Syrian cities. It seems that the unthinkable is happening: the troops of Bashar al-Assad win this war.
No, not "like", and accurately. Hassan Saleh, nicknamed "Tiger" which is the favorite officer of the Syrian army and was seen twice by the Russian Minister of defence, broke through to the fortified area of the 137th army brigade in Deir ez-Zor, and raised the siege with the soldiers stationed there. And Hadur (they are friends) close to release is located in the airbase.
Who remembers the day when the Americans launched a missile attack on a nearby airbase from the Syrian military and killed more than 60 people that allowed ISIL to cut it off from the rest of the city? The Syrians did not believe the U.S. allegations that it was a mistake. This Russian told the American military that they attacked Syrian troops.
It seems that the British had taken the hint. Last week they brought furtively from their military instructors — the ones who had to cook for 70 thousand mythical rebels David Cameron. It was assumed that these rebels overthrow the Assad government. Even the UN report, declared that the regime this summer during the strikes with chemical weapons killed more than 80 civilians, has not attracted special attention of European politicians, who previously was screaming about war crimes in Syria and supported the senseless missile attack trump on the Syrian air base.
So, what about Israel? The country count at the end of the Assad regime and has even caused the air strikes on government troops, troops of Hezbollah and their Iranian allies, and at the same time provided medical assistance to Islamic militants from Syria into Israeli cities. No wonder Benjamin Netanyahu was so "excited" and "emotional" (according to Russia), when he met with Putin in Sochi. Putin called Iran a "strategic ally" of Russia in the middle East. And Israel for him is an "important partner". It's not the same. And Netanyahu clearly wanted to hear other words.
Regular victories by the Syrian forces indicate that the Syrian army is the strongest, "a battle-hardened" army in the region. Her soldiers fought for life and death, and now the Syrian army has established sustainable cooperation, as well as exploration and controlled from a single command center. As he said this week researcher of the College of the Holy. Anthony Charmin Narwani (Sharmine Narwani), and now this Alliance has political cover from the two permanent members of the UN security Council — Russia and China.
And what to do now to Israel? Netanyahu immensely fixated on the Iranian nuclear program, and even had no idea (and not only he, but also Obama, Hillary Clinton, trump, Cameron, may, Hollande and other members of the political elite of the West) that Assad can win, and the ruins of Mosul may experience a stronger Iraqi army.
Netanyahu continues to support the Kurds. But neither Syria nor Turkey, nor Iran, nor Iraq are not interested in supporting their national aspirations, although the Americans are actively used by the Kurdish militias of the so-called Democratic forces in Syria. (They really are mostly Kurdish, not Syrian, and not "democratic". Yes, and "force" them without American air support also can not be named.)
Thus, while all waited, when trump will start a third world war, we did not notice that the military map of the Middle East has changed significantly and these changes are written in the blood. It will be years before Syria and Iraq (and Yemen) will be restored — but the Israelis are accustomed to call Washington to the rescue, now probably have to appeal to Putin for help in removing the confusion in which they find themselves.
The right political forces of Israel, who claimed that Assad is far more dangerous than ISIS, now have to think about. Last but not least this is because with it they will have to negotiate to secure its Northern border.
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