A wave of ups and downs, a wave of resurgence. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has not yet subsided, and news of the United States and Russia fighting in the Middle East has come again.
On the 26th, U.S. Central Command Commander Grinkovich issued a statement saying that when a U.S. military MQ-9 UAV was performing anti-terrorism missions over Syria, Russian warplanes harassed it and fired flame bombs, hitting the U.S. drone. Man-machine, resulting in damage to the propeller, but in the end the drone returned to the US military base.
In this regard, the Pentagon accused the Russian fighter jets of “ignoring flight safety” and called on the Russian troops stationed in Syria to “immediately stop this reckless and unprofessional behavior.”
However, Russia refuted the U.S. statement, saying that the U.S. drone was “dangerously approaching the Russian fighter plane” at that time, which caused the Russian fighter plane’s airborne defense system to be automatically triggered. The Russian pilot took necessary measures to avoid the collision between the U.S. and Russian military planes. , and condemned the “international coalition” led by the United States for violating the agreement on the elimination of conflicts 10 times within 24 hours.
In other words, the United States claimed that the Russian fighter planes deliberately harassed the U.S. drones to perform missions, while the Russian side said that the U.S. military “touched porcelain” first. If the Russian pilots did not respond quickly enough, the two planes would collide.
At present, the United States and Russia are expressing their views. It is difficult to make an accurate conclusion on who is right and who is wrong, but what is certain is that the US and Russian military planes have once again fought over Syria, and the situation is quite tense.
In fact, if the timeline is extended, it is not difficult to find that since July, US and Russian military aircraft have encountered very frequently over Syria, and several times they have “encountered on narrow roads”, only one step away from direct conflict between the two sides.
It is not difficult to see 3 points from this.
1. The U.S. military has recently strengthened its military presence in Syria. On the 24th, the U.S. Department of Defense also stated that it had transferred some soldiers and equipment from U.S. military bases in Iraq to Syria, raising the number of U.S. troops in Syria to 1,500.
It should be noted that the U.S. military exists illegally in Syria and is not recognized by the Syrian government. If these U.S. troops want to stay in Syria, the U.S. military must set up the banner of “anti-terrorism”. In the past month, the U.S. military has indeed announced some military operations against “extremist organizations.” But anyone with a discerning eye can see that the US military’s move is quite deliberate.
2. The main reason for the United States to have a “sense of crisis” to increase its troops in Syria and increase its anti-terrorism operations in Syria is that recently, various forces are promoting the stability of the situation in Syria.
For example, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries have improved relations with Syria, and Syria has been able to return to the Arab League. Russia, Syria, Turkey and Iran have held meetings on the situation in Syria for many times, during which they severely condemned the United States as a major obstacle in the process of stabilizing the situation in Syria . He also emphasized the need to restore Syria’s territorial and sovereign integrity and prevent the United States from further disrupting the regional situation.
In other words, the U.S. military, which has existed illegally in Syria for a long time and continues to steal Syrian oil, has aroused strong opposition and dissatisfaction from all parties. The deportation of the U.S. military will be a necessary part of the stability of the Syrian situation.
Against this background, in order to ensure that “interests come first,” the United States will naturally not sit idly by, and taking actions to expand its military presence in Syria has become a necessity.
3. The United States frequently “shows off its muscles” in Syria, but it encounters Russia every time. This is obviously not a coincidence. After all, it is the result of years of hard work by both Russia and Syria that the situation in Syria has reached its current conclusion. Now that the external situation has begun to improve, the situation in Syria is expected to end. Russia is bound to be unhappy if the United States suddenly takes action at this time.
In addition, the Western forces headed by the United States continue to fan the flames of the situation in Russia and Ukraine, and Russia is already suffocating. It is estimated that it will be difficult for the United States to reap benefits when the United States comes to trouble at this time.
In this regard, let’s talk about some superficial views.
First, the United States has been making frequent moves in the Middle East recently, obviously shifting its strategic focus to the Middle East. In the past few decades, the United States has been the main beneficiary of the chaos in the Middle East. The Syrian crisis, the Iraq war and the conflict in Afghanistan are all example.
Today, the Middle East is ushering in a wave of reconciliation. Iran and Syria, which the United States regards as rivals, have eased relations with various forces in the Middle East. This has made the United States’ “sense of crisis” continue to rise. The possibility of further disrupting the situation in the Middle East.
Second, behind the situation in Syria, to some extent, there is also a game between the United States and Russia. Now that the United States has repeatedly provoked the tension in Syria, it cannot be ruled out that there is also the possibility of opening a “second battlefield” against Russia in the context of the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Especially nowadays, the US and Russian military planes have clashed many times, and the US military has not restrained itself and is still stepping up military operations, which is obviously deliberate. In this regard, Russia, Syria and other countries have to be more vigilant.
In short, it has been shown in the past that in order to prioritize interests, the United States often resorts to unscrupulous means, even provoking conflicts and wars. Now that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has not yet subsided, and the U.S. military is taking frequent actions in the Middle East, this is obviously not an optimistic signal.
The mountain rain is about to come and the wind is all over the building. Next, let’s see how the situation develops.
Source : Baidu