Attack the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia diplomatically
The military forces of Russia have done their work, and have changed the situation by defeating their main adversaries: Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra. Now it’s time for diplomacy, as the military (the Ministry of Defense) has created the necessary conditions for the political process. So, today, we have to reduce our military presence and pass the baton to diplomacy. It is necessary to constantly monitor and attack the Americans, Erdogan’s Turkey, and Saudi Arabia through our diplomatic channels. They must be diplomatically attacked today.
As far as I know, the Syrian and Russian military forces have developed not only friendly, but also fraternal relations, both at the level of strategic management and at the level of those who perform on the battlefield. Of course, the Syrian military would like us to increase our military presence, but this would slow down the talks. For sure, there is an agreement: if the situation worsens, Russia might come back, with an even firmer stance.
Russia’s participation in the Syrian local conflict (as it seems to be) changed the geopolitical map of the Middle East. The main players in the region will not be the US and Saudi Arabia, but Russia, Iran, Syria, and Egypt instead. A new system is to be formed, and in the Middle East region, the balance of power is changing through Syria. The geopolitical balance of power in the world is harmonized also. Russia has shown, at least, that it is not inferior to the United States in the political initiative, and can take the initiative too.
Leonid Ivashov, the Colonel-General, ex-head of the main department of international military cooperation of the Russian Defense Ministry, the president of the Academy of the Geopolitical issues, special for Katehon.com.