Why SAA Resumed the Military Operation to Clean Idlib Post Astana Talks

SAA Resumes Military Operation to Clean Idlib from NATO Terrorists

The latest 13th round of talks in Astana between the Syrian state with Russia and Iran as its guarantors on one side, and Al-Qaeda and the Turkish regime as it guarantor on the other side, would have slowly but steadily resolved the odd situation in the Al-Qaeda occupied Idlib province through the agreements it reached and the acknowledgment by Turkey, finally, that there are terrorist groups in Idlib and not only civilians and hospitals.

Hours after the announcement of the truce from the latest round of talks at Nur-Sultan (Astana), the commander of Nusra Front, or whatever name his group has adopted recently, declared his group’s rejection to the ceasefire. Nusra Front is the dominant power in the last NATO’s stronghold of terror in Syria.

Dima Nassif, chief of Damascus bureau of Lebanese news channel Al-Mayadeen details further in this report, we added English subtitles to, and the English transcript of the translation below the video:

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Transcript of the English translation of the above video report:

The Idlib truce could have passed peacefully had Nusra Front not declared its rejection of the ceasefire.

The Syrian optimism to give the agreement an opportunity to propose a solution that is in line with the Syrian situation, progressing even on the international conventions which allows the Syrian army to continue its operations on the fronts which involve armed groups participating in the agreement and the other rejecting it as the Nusra Front.

Despite that, the army froze its operations to strengthen the chances of a solution in Idlib on the basis of Ankara’s fulfillment of its obligations in the withdrawal of armed groups and its heavy and the medium weapons a distance of 20 kilometers and to isolate Nusra Front as stipulated by Sochi, which allows for the redeployment of Syrian forces and the adaptation of military operations to the remaining open fronts in the Lattakia and Aleppo countryside.

The military operations will not wait to resume again and to define its directions, and it will not wait for any political understanding with the parties sponsoring the talks of Astana and the Sochi agreement, for the first time, the Syrian army is issuing a statement announcing the resumption of the military resolution against terrorism in conjunction with its fighter jets hitting the strongholds of Nusra Front in the countrysides of southern Idlib and northern Hama.

Stopping the war on Idlib in order to balance the talks in Astana, was the strategy that Ankara bet on for a full year to secure an advantage for its factions represented in Astana’s political course and to enhance its bargaining ability politically and militarily in a province that it owns the decision and loyalty of all armed factions, including Al-Qaeda affiliates, and that is what the Syrian army will not allow being repeated.

Contrary to all the optimism that followed the Nur-Sultan (Astana) meeting, the cease-fire collapsed quickly although for the first time the talks put the political and military tracks on two parallel lines, and the absence of a reference to oversee the armed factions and Ankara’s lack of commitment to control it, reflect the fact that these factions retain a margin of maneuver or flip against any understanding or agreement whenever Ankara wants.

Dima Nassif – Damascus, Al Mayadeen

End of the English transcript.

:نص تقرير ديمة ناصيف مديرة مكتب قناة الميادين في دمشق

من دون إعلان النصرة رفضها لوقف اطلاق النار كان يمكن لهدنة إدلب أن تعبر بسلام

التفاؤل السوري بمنح الاتفاق فرصة لاجتراح حل يقارب الوضع السوري تقدم حتى على التصنيفات الدولية التي تتيح للجيش السوري مواصلة عملياته للجبهات التي تتداخل فيها مجموعات مسلحة مشاركة في الاتفاق وأخرى كالنصرة ترفضه

ومع ذلك جمد الجيش عملياته لتدعيم فرص الحل في ادلب على قاعدة إيفاء أنقرة بالتزاماتها في سحب المجموعات المسلحة وسلاحها الثقيل والمتوسط مسافة 20 كيلومتراً وفي عزل النصرة كما ينص سوتشي، ما يفسح في المجال أمام إعادة انتشار القوات السورية وتكييف العمليات العسكرية مع ما تبقى من الجبهات المفتوحة في أرياف اللاذقية وحلب

لن تنتظر العمليات العسكرية لتحتدم من جديد وتتضح وجههتها ولن تتنظر أي تفاهم سياسي مع الأطراف الراعين لمحادثات أستانا واتفاق سوتشي، فالجيش السوري سريعاً وللمرة الأولى يصدر بياناً يعلن فيه استئناف الحسم العسكري ضد الإرهاب بالتزامن مع ضرب طائراته معاقل النصرة في أرياف إدلب الجنوبي وحماه الشمالي

وقف الحرب على ادلب لتحقيق التوازن في محادثات أستانا استراتيجية راهنت عليها أنقرة عاماً كاملاً لتأمين أرجحية لفصائلها في مسار أستانا السياسي ولتعزيز قدرتها على المساومة سياسياً وعسكرياً في محافظة تملك قرار وولاء كل فصائلها المسلحة بما فيها القاعدية، وهو ما لن يسمح الجيش السوري بتكراره

بعكس كل التفاؤل الذي أعقب اجتماع نورسلطان، انهار وقف اطلاق النار سريعاً رغم أنه وللمرة الأولى وضعت المحادثات المسارين السياسي والعسكري على خطين متوازين. وعدم وجود مرجعية للفصائل المسلحة وعدم التزام انقرة بضبطها يعكسان احتفاظ هذه الفصائل بهامش للمناورة أو للانقلاب متى شاءت أنقرة على أي تفاهم أو اتفاق

ديمة ناصيف – دمشق – الميادين

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Resistance report: New ceasefire stops Syrian Army offensive while Washington-Tehran row grows stranger by the day

August 07, 2019

Resistance report: New ceasefire stops Syrian Army offensive while Washington-Tehran row grows stranger by the day

by Aram Mizraei for The Saker Blog

This week saw the Syrian Army re-commit to the previously undertaken Northwestern Syria offensive as they attacked and liberated several villages after a few weeks of relative calm across the battlefield. While terrorists still roam freely across Idlib and Hama, this offensive could be pivotal to the war effort as the aim would be to eliminate the jihadist presence in Latakia and Hama. Sputnik News Agency, citing a Syrian Arab Army source reported that Syrian Army forces are working to control the strategic hills near Kabani (Latakia) before they launch a large-scale attack.

[Excerpts from the Sputnik report] “Work is being done to control a range of strategic hills in the area and on the axes of the Zuwayqat Mountain and Height 1154,” the Syrian Army source said, adding that taking control of these sites will pave the way for the military to capture Kabani.

Kabani, situated at a high mountain top has been a constant thorn in the side of the Syrian Army and its allies as they have for years tried and failed every time to capture this town. Due to Kabani’s high elevation, the Syrian Arab Army has struggled to break through the jihadist defences, despite their constant airstrikes on the town.

[Update] Unfortunately, on Friday, the Syrian Army announced once more that the Syrian Army will agree on a ceasefire in Idlib if the militants retreat from the 20-km-long demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army is willing to halt their hostilities if the militants agree to fulfil their obligations as part of the September 17, 2018 ceasefire agreement. I am willing to bet my life that they wont, and that once more Damascus’ and Moscow’s generosity will be taken advantage of. The source said that the Syrian Army is giving the militants one last chance to salvage the September 17 deal; if they do not withdraw from the area, the military will resume their operations.

Moreover, Moscow has given their Turkish partners 24 hours to withdraw their allied militants from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria or else the Syrian Army will resume their offensive. Unsurprisingly, the Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist outfit has refused to do so, proving once more that any kind of negotiation with these base animals is useless.

Elsewhere, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was allegedly invited by Iranian Press TV to be interviewed, an offer that Pompeo accepted, stating that he would “happily go to Tehran and willingly appear on Iranian television to explain US reasoning behind its sanctions against the Islamic Republic.”

His response was met positively by several important people in Iran. Member of Parliament Ali Motahari welcomed Pompeo’s offer saying that “In my opinion, this is a good opportunity, but the interview shouldn’t be one-sided in which Pompeo [only] speaks. The interviewer must bring up issues skillfully in a way that would [prove] US [lack] of logic,”said Motahari in an interview with a local media.

Even though I personally don’t believe this would happen, one would wonder as to why Pompeo would agree to such an interview. The obvious reason for me and many others would be to spread propaganda in a desperate attempt to reach out to the ones that suffer the most from the sanctions against Iran. Pompeo also likened a trip to Tehran to how Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif communicates with the American public during his trips to the United Nations in New York. He went on to claim that Zarif is “no more in charge of what’s going on in Iran than a man in the moon. At the end of the day, this is driven by the ayatollah. He will be the ultimate decision-maker here.”

Having said this, only a week later Pompeo tweeted that Mohammad Javad Zarif was now the target of fresh US sanctions, since Zarif apparently is a “chief apologist” for the Islamic Republic, and is “just as complicit in the regime’s outlaw behaviour as the rest of @khamenei_ir’s mafia”. One of the most dangerous potential conflicts in this world is being “debated” on Twitter by the chief men responsible, as Zarif and Pompeo frequently trade blows on the social media platform. One can’t help but think that it was only bound to happen as the mutually hateful Washington-Tehran relationship continues to reach new heights.

Iran to Reach the Mediterranean through Iraq and Syria Railway

 

Iran - Iraq - Syria Railway

Iran will get to the Mediterranean bypassing the dangerous waters of ever challenged Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the Suez Canal, where US satellite states and US Navy are present and threatening this ancient trade route.

The US sanctions imposed on Iran and Syria and the invasion of Iraq have brought these three countries closer together as their people have paid and are still paying a hefty price to thwart the US hegemonic plans to control the region and beyond. Syria slaying the Project for the New American Century PNAC has put an end for the evil dreams of those behind it who are squeezing the resources of the United State of America and all of its allies and stooges for plans, not at all in the interests of the people of any country in the US camp.

The following report by Lebanese news channel Al-Mayadeen sheds a light on the railway project that will link Iran directly to the Mediterranean through Iraq, its route, its economic benefits and the parties behind it, English translation transcript below the video:

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English translation transcript:

The Directorate of Iranian Railways announced the readiness to begin the implementation of the plans of the railways between Shalamche, (Iran), Basra, Iraq, and Lattakia, Syria, which means linking the port of Imam Khomeini to the Syrian port of Latakia in the Mediterranean Sea.

In March, President Hassan Rowhani paid an official visit to Iraq, during which he signed numerous trade, industrial and financial agreements, the most important being what was finally revealed through a railway project linking the Iranian city of Shalamche to Syrian Lattakia through Iraqi Basra.

The link will be through a railway line between the Iranian cities of Shalamche with a length of 32 km with Iraqi Basra and the line will continue after that towards Syria, where the port of Imam Khomeini on the Iranian side of the Gulf waters will link with the Syrian port of Latakia in the Mediterranean.

Iran bypass Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Suez Canal to reach the Mediterranean
Iran will bypass the Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Suez Canal to reach the Mediterranean

The director of the Iranian railway company revealed that Baniyad Mostazafan Foundation in Tehran will be the investor and contractor for the implementation of the project and the work will commence after about 3 months and that the execution and finance will be from Iran.

This long railway route will lead to an economic and vital link between three neighboring countries, these countries are subject to blockade, sanctions and trade and financial restrictions, particularly Damascus and Tehran, and this railway will contribute to the strengthening of trade relations between the three countries and facilitate the transport of goods time and cost.

The trade relations are being strengthened and varied, especially between Iran and Iraq, where a mechanism has been agreed to allow Iraq to pay for the imported Iranian energy with Iraqi Dinar, which can be used by Iran to buy humanitarian goods exclusively.

As Iraq imports electricity from Iran to compensate for the shortage of electricity production, especially in the summer season, where energy consumption increases significantly. Iraq also imports dry gas from Iran to feed generators that run on this fuel.

End of English translation transcript.

One of the main goals behind the US War of Terror it waged against Syria is to bring the Qatari gas to Europe through Syria and Turkey to strangle Iran economically and deprive Russia of its gas exports to Europe keeping it as a large powerless state. Thanks only to the steadfastness of the Syrian people, their massive sacrifices, and their pride, the world will have multi-polar again and not under the mercy of the US and its evil camp of lackeys, poodles, and stooges.


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Resistance report: Syrian Army kicks off long overdue Idlib offensive and Washington intensifies Iran threats

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog

Resistance report: Syrian Army kicks off long overdue Idlib offensive and Washington intensifies Iran threats

On May 6, the Syrian Army finally kicked off the long awaited Idlib offensive to expel the US-backed Jihadists from the Idlib demilitarized zone. Having postponed the offensive for months due to Ankara’s reluctance to allow the Syrian Army to reclaim the area, Moscow and Damascus finally lost their patience after the latest Jihadist missile attack on Hmaimeem airport last week and decided to punish these terrorists once and for all. This is the first offensive that the Syrian Army and its allies are launching this year, and despite some claims that the Syrian Army offensive will target the entire Idlib Governorate, the operation will rather be limited to the so called demilitarized zone that stretches from the Al-Ghaab Plain to the Abu Dhuhour Crossing. The offensive is primarily lead by the Syrian Army in coordination with allied militias, with the Russian Air Force covering the skies, however Iranian forces will also be present to offer logistical support. Since launching the offensive, the Syrian Army has quickly managed to steamroll the terrorists in northwestern Hama, moving to capture the imperative town of Kafr Naboudeh, as they are marching towards the Al-Ghaab plain. To the west, Syrian Forces are moving to attack the remaining Jihadist-held towns in northeastern Latakia, especially targeting the imperative town of Kabbani. The Syrian Army will be successful if they can neutralize the Jihadist threat to the government held towns in the Hama and Idlib provinces, thus denying the terrorists to launch raids on these towns.

What remains to be seen now is how Ankara will react as they are deeply entrenched with the Jihadist forces across this area, having previously set up 12 “observation posts” stretching between Latakia and Aleppo provinces. It is also interesting to speculate what this offensive will mean for Ankara and its proxies, if the Syrian Army is successful. As the Jihadists lose more ground, Ankara loses influence over northwestern Syria while the SDF consolidates its hold over the land east of the Euphrates. One theory as to why Ankara has agreed to this territory could be that Moscow and Damascus have temporarily agreed to allow Ankara to launch an offensive on the SDF held territory to the east, as a way to replace the territorial losses sustained on the Idlib front. Indeed Damascus has vowed to retake every inch of Syria, but given the amount of players involved in this war and given the numerous obstacles standing in Damascus’ way, it seems that a pragmatic approach is the best way to go here. It would be preferable if eastern Syria was occupied by Ankara and its proxies rather than by Washington and its proxies due to the fact that Ankara is more likely to cooperate and strike deals with Moscow and Damascus than the insane people over in Washington.

Washington intensifies animosity towards Tehran

Another week, another threat. Washington’s threats against Iran have become a weekly ritual now as idiots Pompeo and Bolton issued new threats towards as part of Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Tehran. Tehran had earlier warned that if Iran cannot use the strait of Hormuz, then the IRGC would close it for everyone. This prompted Washington to ramp up its threats as they sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the region, in what was described as a “clear and unmistakable message to Iran” by Bolton. He added that the decision was “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings.” Really? In this situation Iran is the aggressive one who is escalating things? The Persian Gulf is Iran’s lifeline, and Washington is looking to cut that lifeline, situated some 10 000 kilometres away from America’s eastern coastlines, yet Iran is the one that must argue for why it is not seeking war with the most aggressive evil regime the world has ever seen. On top of that the White House fool Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday, imposing new sanctions on Iran’s metal and mining sectors, with Trump even taking to Twitter to threaten anyone doing business with Iran to have their assets illegally seized by Washington. At the same time, the White House fool added that he is “looking forward to someday meeting with the leaders of Iran in order to work out an agreement and, very importantly, taking steps to give Iran the future it deserves,”

What kind of a sick statement is this? Washington truly has no limit as to how low it can sink. Do they actually believe that Tehran will capitulate and agree to humiliation? I have a hard time believing even the idiots in Washington are this stupid. They can’t seriously believe that Tehran is going to be enticed to come back to the table with these threats and sanctions imposed. As a matter of fact things in Iran is looking really bad for the proponents of the JCPOA and further negotiations with Washington and its vassals as the conservative bloc, known as “hardliners” in the West were actually proven right in their arguments that it is completely pointless to negotiate anything with the West. President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have been facing a lot of scrutiny in Iran lately for their naïve belief that this deal would thaw relations with the West, and even Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has vocally criticized the deal in several speeches this year. As conservatives gain more ground in Iran, a fact I suspect Washington fully understands, Tehran is eyeing the only option remaining now: confrontation. It is either that or lying down and accepting death and defeat. The only conclusion I can draw from this mess is that Washington is actively looking for war. They want to provoke Tehran into a first strike so that they can start a larger regional war not only against Iran but also Tehran’s allies in Hezbollah and the Iraqi militias in a bid to destroy the entire resistance to the Zionist empire altogether.

This week also saw Iran informing the five remaining signatories to the JCPOA of its decision to suspend the implementation of some of its commitments under the multinational agreement, exactly one year after Washington unilaterally abandoned the agreement. I am amazed over the amount of self-restraint and patience exercised by Tehran since Washington’s exit from the deal last year, as Tehran has given the remaining signatories almost 12 months’ time to compensate for Washington’s withdrawal and guarantee the survival of the deal. Nevertheless, no measures to blunt the impact of economic sanctions re-imposed on Tehran have been taken by the remaining signatories. Not only is the Islamic Republic entitled to suspend the implementation of the deal, but it also has the right to withdraw from it altogether, what is the point of remaining in the deal when the main reason for entering it is now all but gone?

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has also given the remaining signatories 60 days to meet their commitments, and if they fail to address Tehran’s concerns, Tehran will suspend the implementation of two more commitments under the JCPOA. Unsurprisingly, the EU immediately rejected the ultimatum and expressed “great concern” about Iran’s decision. In a statement issued on May 9, top EU diplomats said “We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the basis of Iran’s performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA and the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons). In this respect, we recall the key role of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) monitoring and verification of the implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments.”

In the statement, the Europeans further expressed regret about the re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran and said they would stay fully committed to “the preservation and full implementation” of the JCPOA, which they described as “a key achievement of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture, which is in the security interest of all.”

What a pathetic statement. When Washington withdrew from the deal, no one dared to even say a word, but when Tehran seeks to suspend some of its implementation after having been betrayed, the EU wants to “assess Iran’s compliance?” The EU has had a year to come up with a plan to continue the deal despite Washington’s withdrawal, but do not have the guts to stand up to Washington’s criminal behaviour of unilateral sanctions and threats. Instead all they have done is to talk nonsense and issue poor statements about their so called “commitments”. Washington has threatened to sanction anyone doing business with Iran, this includes its European vassals, why should Iran believe that the EU would dare to stand up to Washington and risk being slapped with sanctions themselves for the sake of Tehran? Ayatollah Khamenei previously warned that he does not trust the Europeans and has no faith in their promises, he is absolutely right as he fully understands that the EU has no will of its own and are a bunch of cowards who let Washington dictate their interests.

Tehran has nothing more to lose than it already has here, why remain in a deal that leaves Tehran without the deterrence of nuclear weapons and still be sanctioned? This situation is even worse than the one before the JCPOA deal. I usually don’t agree with the conservative bloc on foreign policy matters, but I see no other choice here for Tehran to guarantee its own survival in the face of Washington’s relentless aggression and criminal behaviour.

The new actual balance after the Russian-Israeli tension التوازن الفعلي الجديد بعد التوتر الروسي الإسرائيلي

The new actual balance after the Russian-Israeli tension

أكتوبر 3, 2018

Written by Nasser Kandil,

Some of those who pretend to be clever take some paragraphs from the Russian statement which beholds Israel the responsibility of dropping the Russian plane to cover the real issue which is Moscow’s first declaration; since the establishment of the occupying entity that the occupation entity is a source of threat to the security of the Russian forces. Despite the clear reassuring words provided to Tel Aviv by Moscow, it was appeared that Tel Aviv is an aggressor. Russian had done what it could to avoid a crisis and it has no explanation but the ill intention of Israel. The paragraphs which were interested to the Gulf media were about a Russian indication of the removal of the Iranian forces to one hundred and forty kilometers away from the borders of Golan and an Iranian pledge not to carry out any action that targets Israel.

It is known that Iran, Hezbollah and the resistance forces ensure everyday that they are in Syria to support the Syrian country in its war against the terrorism and to restore its sovereignty over its territories. They have no special calendar that transcends what is wanted by the Syrian leadership, they are ready to withdraw when they are asked by the Syrian leadership. It is known as well that the cohesion of the alliance between Russia, Syria, and Iran is a priority for the victory in the battle of Syria’s restoring of its full control over its entire geography. It is known too, that the main issue of America and Israel was and still to obstruct this victory, and that the alliance of the resistance has granted Russia the administration of this diplomatic battle to achieve this victory. As it is known that America and Israel know that everything will change after this victory, and the talk about the non- intentions to target Israel and the removal of the Iranian forces does not mean anything in the concept of the strategic security of Israel, because the one who has missiles does not need to be close. The actual intentions of the resistance axis do not need diplomatic messages to disperse the tension from the power of this axis, but the most important is that this battle diplomatically was under an American-Israel title, it is to remove Iran and Hezbollah from Syria, as a cost of the recognition of the Syrian-Russian victory, the coexistence with it, funding, reconstruction, and the acceptance of a political solution under Syrian-Russian conditions. The Russian response was the rejection and the sticking to the protection of the survival of Iran, Hezbollah, and the resistance forces as a necessity for winning in the war on terrorism and that it is a sovereign Syrian matter.

Certainly the issue is no longer where the Iranians or Hezbollah locate or the kind of the Russian reassuring diplomatic messages to Israel. The current issue is the fact that Iran and the resistance forces have managed skillfully the relationship with Russia in Syria towards a moment of Russian-Israeli clash that was made by the Israeli arrogance. The Russian-Israeli clash is growing despite the desire of the bullies. It is a strategic inevitable clash, entitled who has the high control on the Syrian airspace. The Syrian geography was on a date with a race between two clashes; a Russian clash with Iran and the resistance forces or a Russian clash with Israel. The title is the controls in restoring the Syrian sovereignty and the victory over terrorism. The Iranian- Syrian relationship with Russia succeeded in managing these controls by avoiding the clash, while Israel fell in its trap. Today the strategic clash is open with no retreat, thus it is a geostrategic transition that its importance is as the anticipated victory of Syria, and as the race in which the resistance axis won in Turkey.

Turkey has no return to the axis of the war on Syria, and Israel has no return to the open tampering in the Syrian airspace after the shooting down of F-16 by the Syrian Air Defense. Things became narrower; Israel has to choose between the retreat where Syria and the resistance forces can build their systems during the Israeli retreat or the continuation of provoking Russia to prevent the making use of the resistance forces of such a retreat. Therefore, the tension increases and the resistance forces get more chances of engagement and more chances to get qualitative weapons without exposing their relationship with Russia to risk.

Here is the S-300 !

Translated by Lina Shehadeh,

 

 

التوازن الفعلي الجديد بعد التوتر الروسي الإسرائيلي

سبتمبر 25, 2018

ناصر قنديل

– يُصرّ بعض المتذاكين على التنمّر باقتطاع فقرات من البيان الروسي الذي حمّل «إسرائيل» مسؤولية سقوط الطائرة الروسية، لتغطية القضية الحقيقية التي تقع بين أيدينا، وهي إعلان موسكو الأول من نوعه منذ نشأة كيان الاحتلال باعتباره مصدراً لتهديد أمن القوات الروسية. وبالرغم من أن سياق الكلام الروسي عن إجراءات الاطمئنان التي قدمتها موسكو لتل أبيب كان واضحاً، وهو الاستنتاج بان تل أبيب معتدية وناكرة للجميل، وبالتالي روسيا قامت بأقصى ما يمكن القيام به لتفادي أزمة ولا بديل أمامها إلا لتفسير مبني على سوء النية الإسرائيلية، واعتبار التفاهمات السابقة بحكم الساقطة. أما الفقرات التي يتلهى بها الإعلام الخليجي ومَن يريدون التنمر، فهي الإشارة الروسية إلى إبعاد القوات الإيرانية إلى ما وراء مئة وأربعين كليومتراً من حدود الجولان، والحصول على تعهّد إيراني بعدم القيام بأي عمل يستهدف «إسرائيل».

– معلوم لدى الجميع أن إيران تؤكد كل يوم كما حزب الله وقوى المقاومة، أنهم موجودون في سورية لمؤازرة الدولة السورية في حربها على الإرهاب، ولاسترداد سيادتها على أراضيها، وليست لديهم روزنامة خاصة يعملون عليها تتخطّى حدود ما تريده القيادة السورية، وهم جاهزون للانسحاب عندما تريد منهم القيادة السورية ذلك. ومعلوم بالمقابل أن تماسك الحلف بين روسيا وسورية وإيران أولوية للنصر في معركة استرداد سورية لسيطرتها على كامل جغرافيتها، والمعلوم أيضاً أن قضية أميركا و«إسرائيل» الأساسية كانت ولا تزال عرقلة هذا النصر. وأن حلف المقاومة منح روسيا صلاحية إدارة المعركة الدبلوماسية لبلوغ هذا النصر. ومعلوم أيضاً وأيضاً أن أميركا و«إسرائيل» تعرفان أن ما بعد هذا النصر كل شيء سيتغيّر. وأن الحديث عن عدم وجود نيات لاستهداف «إسرائيل» وإبعاد القوات الإيرانية، لا يعنيان شيئاً في مفهوم الأمن الاستراتيجي لـ«إسرائيل»، فمن يبتعد اليوم يعُد غداً، ومَن يبتعد يملك من الصواريخ ما لا يجعله بحاجة للاقتراب. والنيات الفعلية لخيارات محور المقاومة لا تحتاج لرسائل دبلوماسية لتبديد القلق من قوة هذا المحور، لكن الأهم أن المعركة دبلوماسياً كانت تدور تحت عنوان أميركي إسرائيلي هو إخراج إيران وحزب الله من سورية كثمن للتسليم بنصر سوري روسي في سورية والتعايش معه وتمويل الإعمار وقبول حل سياسي بشروط سورية روسية. وأن الرد الروسي كان بالرفض والتمسك بحماية بقاء إيران وحزب الله وقوى المقاومة كضرورة للفوز في الحرب على الإرهاب مرة، وبالقول إن هذا أمر سيادي سوري مرات.

– القضية الآن بالتأكيد لم تعُد أين يتمركز الإيرانيون أو حزب الله، ولا طبيعة الرسائل الدبلوماسية الروسية المطمئنة لـ«إسرائيل». فالقضية الراهنة تقول إن إيران وقوى المقاومة أدارت بصورة مبدعة علاقتها بروسيا في سورية وصولاً للحظة صدام روسية إسرائيلية، صنعتها الغطرسة الإسرائيلية وتكفلت بفعل ما كانت قيادة محور المقاومة تتوقع بحدوثه، وصبرت وتحملت الكثير بانتظار حدوثه. فالتصادم الروسي الإسرائيلي رغم أنوف المتنمرين يكبر ولا يصغر، وهو تصادم استراتيجي كان حتمي الحدوث، وعنوانه لمَن اليد العليا في السماء السورية. وكانت الجغرافيا السورية على موعد مع سباق بين صدامين، صدام روسي مع قوى المقاومة وإيران أم صدام روسي إسرائيلي. والعنوان هو ضوابط معركة النصر في استرداد السيادة السورية والنصر على الإرهاب. ونجح التعامل الإيراني السوري مع روسيا في إدارة هذه الضوابط بتجنّب الصدام، بينما وقعت «إسرائيل» في فخه. وها هو يقع، والصدام الاستراتيجي مفتوح اليوم، ويصعب التراجع فيه، ولذلك يصير تحولاً جيواستراتيجياً يعادل بأهميته أهمية النصر المنتظر لسورية، مثله مثل السباق الآخر الذي فاز به محور المقاومة حول تركيا.

– لا طريق رجعة لتركيا نحو محور الحرب على سورية، ولا طريق رجعة لـ«إسرائيل» نحو اللعب المفتوح في ما تبقى أمامها من هوامش في الأجواء السورية بعد إسقاط الدفاعات الجوية السورية طائرة الـ«إف 16». والأمور إلى المزيد من الضيق، بحيث على «إسرائيل» الاختيار بين التراجع، وبالتالي تمكن سورية وقوى المقاومة من بناء منظوماتها في فترة التراجع الإسرائيلية، والمرشحة أن تطول إذا كانت هي الخيار الإسرائيلي، أو المضي في الاستفزاز لروسيا الغاضبة منعاً لاستفادة قوى المقاومة من التراجع، فيزداد التوتر، وتنال قوى المقاومة المزيد من فرص الاشتباك والمزيد من فرص الحصول على سلاح نوعي، من دون تعريض علاقتها بروسيا للخطر.

– ها هو الـ«أس 300» يدقّ الباب!

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Russian S-300 Supplies Will Make ‘Israel’ Think Twice before Attacking Syria

Syria Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Mikdad

September 26, 2018

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Russia’s planned delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Syria will make ‘Israel’ think twice before attacking the Arab republic once again.

On Monday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia would take a number of measures to boost safety of its troops in Syria, including the deliveries of the S-300 system, in the wake of the Il-20 crash.

“Israel which got used to carrying out many attacks under different pretexts would have to recalculate and reconsider before attacking again,” Mekdad told the Xinhua news agency on Tuesday.

Mekdad noted that the systems would be only used in case of an attack on Syria.

He also stressed that the aggression against Syria was an aggression against all forces fighting terrorism in the country.

On September 17, the Russian Hmeimim air base in Syria lost contact with the crew of the military aircraft, which was monitoring the situation on the ground in Syria’s Idlib province.

At the same time, four Israeli F-16 jets were hitting Syrian targets in Latakia province. According to Shoigu, Israeli military had notified the Russian military of its airstrikes only one minute before their start and failed to provide the location of its bombers to Russia. As a result, the Il-20 was caught in the crossfire and downed by a missile launched by Syria’s S-200 air defense system.

Russia has blamed the incident, which claimed the lives of 15 troops, on Tel Aviv and said that the Israeli military used the Russian Il-20 as a shield.

SourceSputnik

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سبتمبر 19, 2018

د. وفيق إبراهيم

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ما كاد الرئيسان الروسي بوتين والتركي أردوغان، يعلنان من مدينة سوتشي الروسية عن اتفاق يُمرحل أزمة منطقة إدلب السورية، حتى شنّ الفرنسيون والإسرائيليون وإرهاب النصرة سلسلة اعتداءات متزامنة شملت مناطق مختلفة من محافظة اللاذقية المحاذية لإدلب.

هناك ملاحظتان تستدعيان الانتباه الشديد، الأولى هو التزامن إلى درجة التنسق بين فرنسا وإسرائيل وجبهة النصرة الإرهابية في تنفيذ هجمات على مواقع للجيش السوري. أما الثانية فهي تزامن هذه الهجمات أيضاً ومباشرة مع إعلان بوتين واردوغان عن التوصل إلى اتفاق حول إدلب يخفض التوتر العالمي بين المحور الروسي، الإيراني ـ السوري من جهة ثانية، ويلعب بينهما بهلوان تركي يجيد القفز من حبل إلى آخر، متوهماً أنّ كل الحبال متينة لحمل ثقل مطامعه.

فهناك مَن كان يطمح من خلال معركة تحرير إدلب، دفع الأمور نحو حرب إقليمية ذات أفق عالمي تعيد الأوضاع في سورية إلى ما كانت عليه قبل خمس سنوات.. فتسمح للمحور الغربي الخليجي ـ الإسرائيلي خنق المنطقة بكاملها من اليمن وحتى لبنان، وتردها إلى عصر «افرنجة». ما أزعج هؤلاء الطامحين هو الاتفاق الروسي ـ التركي، الذي تأسس على نقاط عدة: إبعاد الإرهاب عن محافظة اللاذقية بعمق ثلث محافظة إدلب مع فتح الطرقات بين حلب وحماة واللاذقية. فيتبقى قسم كبير من إدلب مع معارضات تزعم أنقرة أنها معتدلة، وبذلك يحفظ الأتراك أيضاً دورهم السياسي في سورية إنما على أساس تخوفهم من المشروع الكردي المغطى أميركياً. والذي قال اردوغان علناً انه لا يقل إرهابية عن مشروع النصرة وداعش.. أليس هذا اتهام تركي لواشنطن برعاية الإرهاب والاستثمار فيه؟

وهكذا نجح مؤتمر سوتشي في إرجاء الحرب الإقليمية الكبرى.. بما يكبح التحشيد الغربي الذي دعا إليه الأميركيون، وانتظمت فيه معظم الدول الأوروبية الأساسية.. بدءاً من فرنسا وانكلترا.. إلى ألمانيا التي ألقت بترددها جانباً، عندما استشعرت بنيات أميركية لتقاسم الشرق الأوسط مع حلفائها حيث النفط والغاز والاستهلاك وأنظمة القرون الوسطى.. لتعاود اقتحام ميادين الاستعمار.

ماذا يريد المعتدون على اللاذقية؟

أرادت النصرة تخريب اتفاق سوتشي بإرسال أربع «طائرات مسيرة» تستهدف القواعد الروسية على الساحل السوري في حميميم وطرطوس.. فبدت رسالة أميركية التفافية برسم نفوذ روسي لا ينفك يتصاعد، باعتبار أنّ هذه الأعداد الكبيرة من الطائرات المسيرة التي تهاجم القواعد الروسية منذ سنة تقريباً، ليس بإمكان النصرة إنتاجها. وبما أنّ «الكرد» المحتمين بالقوات الأميركية شرق الفرات، يعرفون الإصرار التركي على تدمير مشروعهم السياسي، فقد يكونون هم من ينقل الطائرات المسيرة من راعيهم الأميركي إلى جبهة النصرة.

أما لماذا تفعل النصرة هذه الأمر فسببه واضح، فهي تستهدف طرفاً تركياً لا يزال يستعملها في سبيل طموحاته السياسية التركية، وبدأ يستعد لبيعها في سوق الصراع بين الأحلاف الدولية مقابل طموح تركي متعدد في الميدان السوري، ويقبع على رأس لائحته ما يعتبره الترك خطراً كردياً على وحدة بلادهم، لا حل له إلا بالقضاء عليه، ولا تجوز عليه التسوية.

لجهة «إسرائيل» فكانت تراهن بدورها على حرب عالمية في ميادين إدلب.. تعيد سورية إلى ما كانت عليه قبل ثماني سنوات، أيّ متشرذمة، مفتتة، ويعبث الإرهاب فيها قتلاً وتنكيلاً. وتتجه إلى الانفجار الديموغرافي والاجتماعي وولادة كيانات سياسية متناقضة ومتحاربة.

لذلك راهنت على إدلب بما هي محطة أخيرة لنفوذ الإرهابيين، وميدان لصراعات القوى الدولية.. فاعتقدت أنّ تركيا لا تلبث أنّ تعاود الارتماء ضمن المنظومة الأميركية من دون تحقيق مطالبها، وخصوصاً الكردية منها. لكنها فوجئت بالروس الأقوياء بالتأييد السوري ـ الإيراني، يؤمنون لتركيا استمراراً مؤقتاً لدورها بموازاة استمرار الخطر الكردي الآتي من الشرق وقرب حدودها الشمالية، وبوغتت بأنّ لقاء سوتشي أدى إلى تعميق التحالف الروسي ـ التركي بعمق سوري، إيراني فعكست انزعاجها، وضيق صدر الأميركيين من موسكو الصاعد في سماء الإقليم الشرق أوسطي انطلاقاً من المنصة السورية، فهاجمت مراكز للجيش السوري في اللاذقية، وكسرت اتفاقاً سابقاً مع الروس، بأن غاراتها يجب أنّ تتركز على قوافل عسكرية للإيرانيين أو حزب الله فقط، ما يوحي بأن قرار الغارات التي استمرّت ساعات عدة متواصلة وللمرة الأولى، كان قراراً أميركياً.

ألا يوحي هذا التزامن بين غارات إسرائيلية وهجمات للنصرة بطائرات مسيرة، أنّ القرار واحد ومن دون مغالاة؟ ألم يسبق لإسرائيل أنّ دعمت وبإقرار منها مجموعات الإرهاب عند حدود سورية مع جولانها المحتل؟ وماذا يفعل إرهابيو داعش في قاعدة التنف عند الحدود السورية ـ العراقية ـ الأردنية؟

فرنسا بدورها، أطلقت إحدى فرقاطاتها البحرية صواريخ من البحر المتوسط باتجاه أهداف للجيش العربي السوري في محافظة اللاذقية.. بالتزامن مع هجمات النصرة و»إسرائيل».. بما يؤشر بشكل واضح إلى الدور الأميركي الواحد الذي يقف خلف هذه الهجمات.

إنّ هذا الاعتداء الفرنسي يأتي من بلد يزعم أنه عرين ديموقراطية تاريخية، وكانت تهديداته تحذر من قتل المدنيين في إدلب جراء احتمال استعمال أسلحة كيماوية أو قصف عنيف.. لكن كلا الأمرين لم يحدثا، ولم تندلع حرب تحرير إدلب ولم تسقط أسلحة كيماوية على إدلب. الأمر الذي يكشف نفاق الدولة الفرنسية، واستتباعها منذ وفاة بطلها الاستقلالي الكبير شارل ديغول، ضمن الهيمنة الأميركية على العالم.. حاول ديغول التصدي لاستتباع أميركا لقارته العجوز أوروبا، فنجح حينها.. وتردّد خلفاؤه حيناً آخر، إلى أنّ سقطت فرنسا في السلة الأميركية منذ منتصف عصر جاك شيراك. وكان هذا الأخير حاول التصدّي للأميركيين، فعجز مستسلماً ومتحولاً أداة أميركية.

ماكرون بدوره قدم في المراحل الأولى من رئاسته صورة «ديغول»، باحث عن عظمة فرنسا ومنتهياً بتقمص أدوار سلفه ساركوزي الذي أدّى دوراً أصغر من أي موظف أميركي في البيت الأبيض جرى انتدابه لإدارة قصر الأليزيه.

إذاً كانت واشنطن هي من يقف خلف الهجمات الثلاثية على اللاذقية فما هي أهدافها؟

تريد ترويع التركي وإعادة ضبطه ضمن سياسات الناتو.. وإفهامه أنّ المشروع الكردي غير قابل للاضمحلال حالياً. وتحذره من تبعات القضاء التدريجي على النصرة التي لا تزال كما يبدو حاجة أميركية وأوروبية وخليجية وإسرائيلية.. بما يؤكد أنّ المطلوب إرجاء الحل السياسي في سورية وتمديد أزمتها لعرقلة عودة سورية إلى سيادتها وأداء أدوارها في المنطقة.

ويريد الأميركيون أيضاً حشر الروس في الداخل السوري في المناطق الغربية فقط ومنعهم من الزحف نحو الإقليم.

وكانوا يراهنون على حرب تشنها الدولة السورية وتحالفاتها على منطقة إدلب فيتهمونها باستخدام سلاح كيماوي أو أنها أوقعت عدداً كبيراً من القتلى بين المدنيين.. فيهاجمونها في مناطق سورية واسعة، الأمر الذي قد يؤدي حسب رأيهم إلى حرب واسعة يعيد تحجيم الدولة السورية والدورين الروسي والإيراني مقللاً من حركة حزب الله.

ويبدو أنّ الحلف الغربي الخليجي، كشف قناعه بهذه الاعتداءات، معلناً بذلك أنه مستعد لخوض حرب مبرراتها الوحيدة المزيد من تدمير سورية وإعادة إنتاج الإرهاب ومنع التحوّل نحو التعددية القطبية والتأسيس لإلغاء الصعودين الروسي والصيني.. وبذلك تستطيع واشنطن إعادة إنتاج مرحلة الأحادية القطبية التي تمتّعت بها خلال مرحلة 1990 ـ 2017.

فهل هذا ممكن؟

مصير إدلب مشابه لما جرى في حلب، حيث حاول الحلف الغربي منع تحريرها، وكانت الهدنات تتواتر في كل شهر حتى تأمنت ظروف داخلية وخارجية سمحت للجيش السوري بتحريرها.. وهكذا إدلب فإنها عائدة إلى حمى وطنها مهما مكر الماكرون الدوليون وأعوانهم في الخليج و»إسرائيل».. وتركيا.

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