Russia's actions in the Syrian Arab Republic is an important lesson for US And a serious signal to the West, writes Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev V.
According to the analyst, afterward as combat aircraft of the Russian Federation began bombing Syria, one of the American bureaucrats complained to him that the purpose of Russia - not "Islamic state" And not "cynical attempt" to force the West to forget about Ukraine." Putin just wants to hurt us, " said Krasteva official, the name And titles of which he does not name.
According to Bulgarian political scientist, is personal popular position in the U.S. capital now. However, he has a slightly different opinion.
"More accurate to say that the Kremlin in the Syrian Arab Republic on pedagogical reasons: he wants to teach Americans a lesson, And a valuable lesson," explains Krastev. Russia, in his view, seeks to show US that they either have to be willing to intervene in any civil war that followed the revolution, provoked their "high rhetoric" or must cease to incite the people to rebellion.
Krastev reminds us that among the most memorable moments in the framework of Vladimir Putin's speech during the General Assembly of the United Nations in new York was the phrase: "You know, what you've done?", facing to the West.
in addition, underlines the political scientist, Putin is not only trying to teach a lesson to America, But wants to speak With Europe covered by the refugee crisis And fear of Islamic terrorism And demographic issues." Yesterday, the European Union hoped to change their neighbors, today he finds himself their hostage, " writes Krastev.
From his point of view, Putin wants Europe to explain that the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could And wished to protect European borders, and the fresh democracy do not have the opportunity.
But is Europe ready to hear Putin?- the political scientist asks." Yes and no, " he answers himself.
On the one hand, the overwhelming majority of European leaders believe that only joint Actions of Russia And the USA have the opportunity to end the Syrian conflict. Most believe that chaos in the middle East brought increased activity of George Bush And the inaction of Barack Hussein Obama.
On the reverse side, the call Vladimir Putin "emotionally attractive" But not practical, believes Krastev. According to his statement, "pedagogy" Russia is captivating, However, the mere change in U.S. policy to address crises, like Syria, is not enough.
From September 30 to Russia at the request of the President of the Syrian Republic Assad began to apply air strikes on targets of terrorists from the "Islamic country" in the Syrian Arab Republic, using attack aircraft su-25 frontline bombers su-24M, su-34, With their cover of air fighters su-30CM.
according to the summary data, Air and space forces of Russia Since the beginning of the operation caused by More than 100 terrorists attacks, as well as among them in control centers, training camps And ammunition depots. In addition, 26 missile With wings has released ships of the Caspian flotilla. The accuracy of the lesion not more than 5 meters.