Τετάρτη, 24 Αυγούστου 2016

Η Μόσχα αναστέλλει προσωρινά τη χρήση των ιρανικών βάσεων μετά από απειλές των ΗΠΑ

Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες που συγκεντρώθηκαν, η ανακοίνωση της προσωρινής αναστολής της χρήσης της αεροπορικής βάσης του Hamadan στο Ιράν από τη ρωσική πολεμική αεροπορία φαίνεται να είναι μια χειρονομία κατευνασμού από την πλευρά της Μόσχας για να αποφευχθεί μια άμεση στρατιωτική κλιμάκωση με την Ουάσιγκτον.
Με άλλα λόγια, οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες φέρονται να απείλησαν τη Μόσχα μέσω των συνήθων ανεπίσημων διαύλων. Αλλά ποιές είναι αυτές οι απειλές; 

Το σημασιολογικό παιχνίδι το οποίο ξεκίνησε το Πεντάγωνο σχετικά με τις στρατιωτικές δραστηριότητες της Συριακής Αεροπορίας πάνω από τη Hasakah, η οποία βρίσκεται σε συριακό έδαφος, κάτω από το πρόσχημα ότι θέτουν σε κίνδυνο τις αμερικανικές ειδικές δυνάμεις "ενσωματωμένες" στο κόρφο ορισμένων μονάδων ισλαμιστών ανταρτών και ορισμένων κουρδικών παρατάξεων φαίνεται a priori λιγότερο αποκαλυπτικό από την ατυχή προσπάθεια του Στέιτ Ντιπάρτμεντ να το ερμηνεύσει. 

Στην πραγματικότητα, η αποτυχία του ατλαντικού στρατοπέδου να σπάσει την πολιορκία του Χαλεπίου οδήγησε την Ουάσιγκτον να θολώνει τις προσπάθειες των συμμάχων της Συρίας ενθαρρύνοντας μια νέα ασύμμετρη επίθεση βάζοντας στο παιγνίδι δευτερογενείς παίκτες στο ακραίο βόρειο τμήμα της Συρίας, του οποίου η Χασάκα αποτελεί ένας από τους ζωτικούς κόμβους.
Για να αποφευχθεί η δημιουργία από τους Αμερικανούς μιας ζώνης απαγόρευσης πτήσεων πάνω από τη συνοριακή λωρίδα, οι Ρώσοι απέστηλαν Sukhoi Su-35 που πέταγαν σε σχηματισμό κοντά στα συριακά Mig-29 διότι σίγουρα τα συριακά αεροπλάνα θα είχαν κατατριφθεί  από πυραύλους του ΝΑΤΟ, με εξαίρεση της Τουρκίας, η οποία ενεργεί από τούδε και στο εξής για τα δικά της συμφέροντα, υποστηρίζοντας οποιαδήποτε ομάδα που να μάχεται εναντίον των Κούρδων και του Ντάες που επωφελούνται της υλικοτεχνικής υποστήριξης των ειδικών δυνάμεων των ΗΠΑ και της Βρετανίας (αλλά και άλλων σε πολύ μικρότερο βαθμό).
Αυτό εξηγεί την απογοήτευση της Ουάσιγκτον και τις έμμεσες απειλές της να καταρρίψει στο μέλλον κάθε συριακό αεροσκάφος που θα πετάξει πάνω από τους « επαναστατικούς αντάρτες με ψεύτικη γενειάδα» που κυκλοφορούν στα όρια των συνόρων Συρίας-Τουρκίας. 
Αυτό σημαίνει ότι τα ρωσικά αεροσκάφη θα μπορούσαν να καταριφθούν από τους Αμερικανούς. Εξ ου και οι επείγουσες συναντήσεις των Ρώσων και Αμερικανών στρατιωτικών εμπειρογνωμόνων στη Γενεύη για τη Συρία. 
Οι Ρώσοι έχουν αναστείλει τις πτήσεις τους μέσω του Ιράν, αλλά η Τεχεράνη έχει υπαινιχθεί ότι ήταν ένα προσωρινό μέτρο και ότι οποιαδήποτε αλλαγή στη στρατιωτική κατάσταση στη Συρία θα μπορούσε να αλλάξει τα πάντα. 

Μετάφραση από Κριστιάν Άκκυριά για τον Ινφογνώμονα Πολιτικά, Αθήνα, 23.8.2016


The Moon of Alabama (USA): NYT Again Misreports On Iran - Claims Conflict With Russia Without Any Source
This NYT piece on Russia and Iran lacks any source for the main claim made in its headline and repeated in its first paragraph:
Iran Revokes Russia’s Use of Air Base, Saying Moscow ‘Betrayed Trust’
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iran on Monday annulled permission for Russian planes to fly bombing runs into Syria from an Iranian base, only a week after having granted such extraordinary access, saying that the Kremlin had been unacceptably public and arrogant about the privilege.
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Iran’s minister of defense, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan, accused Russia of having publicized the deal excessively, calling the Kremlin’s behavior a “betrayal of trust” and “ungentlemanly.” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, told reporters in Tehran that the permission had been temporary and “it is finished, for now.”
There is no source quoted in the piece that claims Iran "revoked" or "annulled permission". That is not too astonishing as no such claims were ever made in Iran. But how can the NYT claim that?
What really happened:
Russia has been using the Iranian Hamedan airbase on-and-off since at least last November. It is a way station and refueling point on flights from Russia to Syria and it was used to repair Russian airplanes that had this or that troubles:
A Russian Su-34 bomber landed at Hamadan Air Base on November 23rd, 2015. Most likely the Su-34 plane was en route to Syria and had a technical issue, preferring to land safely at Hamadan. There it was met by a technical team which arrived on November 24th, 2015, aboard an IL-76 cargo plane, and made repairs. Both planes left the Hamadan airbase.
Earlier this month Russia sent heavy long range bomber to Hamedan. There they refueled and were armed with large bomb loads. They flew the short trip to Syria to destroyed al-Qaeda positions in Idlib province. Russia, as well as Iran, knew that "western" governments would notice the stationing of the bombers. The planes are big and easily visible on satellite pictures. To preempt western propaganda over the issue they publicly announced the arrival.
Iran is traditionally very opposed to any foreign troops on its ground. Some 20 conservative opposition politicians in the Iranian parliament used the announcement to question the "moderate" Rohani government. Yesterday the Iranian defense minister lamented that the Russian announcement of the airbase use, made with Iranian knowledge, was too loud and too public. He now had to answer questions from parliament and no minister anywhere likes to do that. At no point did he claim that anything was "revoked". Meanwhile, and unrelated to the issue, the Russian's bombers were on their way home from their first round of sorties flown out of Hamedan.
This was a purely internal Iranian tussle and the Rouhani government only wanted to quiet the opposition on the issue. The remark by the defense minister was about style, not substance. How the NYT got from there to reporting that Iran "revoked" something is inexplicable.
Russian jets and bombers will soon be back in Hamedan, though now probably without big press announcements. Here is the confirmation from one of the highest ranking politicians in Iran:
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament has emphasized that flights of Russian fighter aircraft are still being performed from Nojeh airbase in Hamedan. Ali Larijani made the remarks during the Parliament open session on Tuesday morning, when answering the comments of MP Mahmoud Sadeghi.
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In response to the MP’s comments, Ali Larijani underlined that Russian jets are still carrying out military missions from the Iranian airbase; “Iran holds cooperation with Russia in the fight against terrorism and the alliance between the two countries would benefit Muslims in the region.”
Like with many of its other reports on Syria and Iran this NYT piece was again nearer to fiction than fact.
For the reality of the ongoing war, on the ground reported pieces based on local and historic knowledge are much more valuable than anything "western" mainstream media provide. To really understand the ongoing conflicts and alliances, non-mainstream pieces like this one - Washington’s Sunni Myth and the Middle East Undone - are invaluable and highly recommended. misreports
Posted by b on August 23, 2016 at 02:49 PM | Permalink
 
Comments
Maybe the article was written by Russian hackers?
Posted by: Perimeter | Aug 23, 2016 2:58:15 PM | 1
Not only that, this is the new russia-bashing for this week: Russia hack western media, jesus fcking christ!
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/23/politics/russia-hack-new-york-times-fbi/index.html
Western media, politics is such absurdities with their propaganda.
Posted by: Repbel | Aug 23, 2016 3:19:50 PM | 3
Perimeter @1
No, that would be the imbedded ISIS cell within the NY Times.
Posted by: karlof1 | Aug 23, 2016 3:29:34 PM | 4
thanks b, in particular for your last link...
the con game from the western msm - nyt in particular - continues unabated...what else is new? i guess one could read the wapo, or wsj if they wanted an alternative distraction from reality.. it must be only wonks and fools that read these outlets..
the problem with the usa's uni-polar exceptionalist reality at present is that if you try to play everyone for a fool, or treat them as a bully would when things don't go the way you want them to go - folks collectively turn on you! how are those new subscriptions to the nyt doing anyway? lol..
Posted by: james | Aug 23, 2016 3:40:09 PM | 5
Russian Giant Aircraft Carrier Deployed to Syria's Waters
Russians are tightening the noose - Turkey, Iran, Yemen, Egypt, soon Iraq?
I think they are sending the Kuznetzov to assist in the final push in the battle of Aleppo and prevent any last ditch efforts of NATO/GCC/Israel, especially any rescue and extraction missions for the large number of the imperial military advisers in the besieged Aleppo district.
This time a huge embarrassment for the West is being prepared by the allies.
Posted by: ProPeace | Aug 23, 2016 3:59:17 PM | 6
I expect a colossal military move by the Russians b4 the Sep elections.
Posted by: ProPeace | Aug 23, 2016 4:00:07 PM | 7
Maybe there is some truth to this...
http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2016/08/22/russia-seeks-deal-with-saudi-arabia-too/
Posted by: KilgoreTrout | Aug 23, 2016 4:07:34 PM | 8
Anti Russia Hawks and the few doves agree on one thing -- US could easily defeat Rhssia in a conventional war. Accordingly, they feel Russia will be the first to blink in any confrontation.
This could be a colossal error. Russian bloggers the Saker and Dimitri Orlov argue that Russia would likely be the winner of any confrontation near its borders.
Posted by: Andoheb | Aug 23, 2016 4:16:54 PM | 9
The Iranians seem to have had some internal disagreements with the use of this facility. It will not be good if things are not resolved quickly, and that the Russian planes are back in Iran soon. It does not look good, and can only be exploited by the usual suspects. Describing the entire experience, Dehqan said “naturally, the Russians want to demonstrate that they are a superpower and an influential country.”
This sudden pause and somewhat public rebuke of what until recently appeared to be rapidly warming ties between Tehran and Moscow is surprising. http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/08/shifting-sands-in-air-base-drama-between-tehran-and-moscow.php
Posted by: harrylaw | Aug 23, 2016 4:16:54 PM | 10
Russia used Iranian airfield for Syrian operation at Tehran’s invitation – official
https://www.rt.com/news/356888-russia-iran-airfield-syria/
Posted by: Repbel | Aug 23, 2016 4:34:53 PM | 11
This is all MSM spin for what is looking more and more like a gigantic land-theft operation. The PYD is the Kurdish version of the Likud Party.
A little-reported fact from the 'liberation' of Manbij was that the PYD (via the U.S.-backed SDF) attempted to burn down the Syrian Land Registry Office in Manbij as soon as they took over the city. This was an attempt to destroy records of Arab (or any other non-Kurd) land ownership in the Manbij region of Aleppo Province. Burn the Syrian records, and now the PYD owns everything for their own sale or use. The PYD denied this and initially attempted to blame it on ISIS, but that was proven to be a pathetic PYD lie. Much to the PYD's dismay, the Syrian government workers moved the records to a safe location when ISIS showed up, so the records were not even IN the land registry office.
Now we have Hasakah where the Syrian government was able to hold on to a few buildings in the center of the city. One of those buildings is the Syrian Land Registry Office for the Hasakah region, no doubt the potential target of a PYD/SDF 'mystery' arson. An arson which would be followed by the PYD (via their self-declared nation) claiming most of the land for itself. Once again, to be bargained away or sold, or perhaps used for ethnic/political cleansing of any opponents to the PYD government.
Qimishli? I'll bet there's a Syrian Land Records office that the SDF figures needs burning down somewhere in that city, too. This is common thievery and will forever taint the Kurdish cause in the eyes of the world.
Are U.S. SF forces being used to encourage the SDF to destroy Syrian property records to facilitate theft of this land from the Syrian people? Are they advising the PYD to destroy Syrian property records? The SF's reputation suffered greatly during Viet Nam when they were widely used as a thug army and assassins for the CIA. If 'U.S. troops in Syria' really means U.S. SF advisers acting once again as a CIA thug army to facilitate land theft for the PYD, then it is a sad day indeed.
Posted by: PavewayIV | Aug 23, 2016 5:20:14 PM | 

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