Russia To Stay In Syria For The Next 50 Years

Tyler Durden's picture

While the Trump administration appears set to withdraw US troops from Syria in the not too distant future, as hinted by the recent decision to reverse the Obama-era decision to stop arming "moderate rebels" fighting the Assad regime, Vladimir Putin has a slightly different strategic vision for the proxy war-torn nation.

On Wednesday, the Russian president signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, Reuters reported.

Under the original deal signed in this January in Damascus, Russia can use its Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province which it has used to carry out air strikes against forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad, Russia could modify the terms of its presence in the country. So with the US on its way out, Putin made it clear that clear that Russia isn't going anywhere from the one nation that has emerged as a key regional presence for Russia in the middle-east.

The Russian president approved the agreement on Wednesday, after the two chambers of the Russian parliament backed it earlier this month, according to the government's official information portal. The document says Russian forces will be deployed at the Hmeymim base for 49 years with the option of extending that arrangement for 25-year periods.

The Hmeymim airbase has been at the heart of Moscow's military foray since it intervened in the conflict in September 2015, helping turn the tide in favor of Assad, as well as disrupt key ISIS oil supply lines which have resulted in the imminent collapse of the Islamic State.

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yomutti2's picture

What a joke. Russia can't even afford to fix all the broken shit they have at home.

Looney's picture

 

after the two chambers of the Russian parliament backed it

But… but… the Ministry of Truth says that Putin is a dictator.   ;-)

Looney

MillionDollarButter's picture

I will bet you a 10 Agorot coin that they won't.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

The US is not leaving Syria.  There is a pipeline to be built and BIG money pushing it.  What is coming is even more disaster.

Scrimpy's picture

Now if Vlad would just NUKE ISRAEL, and nip the jew world order/Greater Israel in the bud, the world would have a chance at real peace!

Bunghole's picture

It's not like we've havent had bases in Germany and Japan for the past 72 years, S. Korea for the past 64 years, etc....

WTFRLY's picture

This is what an actual anti-NWO hero looks like, not that Orange Jesus guy.

Sir Edge's picture

 

Putin to NATO... Moves King's Bishop to Queen's Rook 5... Check

 

NATO to Putin... Bongo the Board... False Flag... Threaten Kim

 

Edgey...

Blankone's picture

No, the US is not leaving. This is just more diversion of the narrative and it is not intended for Russia as I doubt they are the stupid. Recently it was leaked, but not reported much in the US MSM, showing all the US bases being built in northern Syria. Then there is how Putin was forced to officially allow US and Jordanian troops to move in and take over southern Syria.

As far as not sending arms to the insurgents. That is accomplished with the new name change. Once again the US is rebadging the insurgents, this time as "coalition forces", giving them uniforms and as they march into southern Syria the US is bombing any Syrian forces that even drive towards them.

researchfix's picture

If US tries this new sanctions shit, they will get the Syria eviction note in 2017.

Omen IV's picture

Turkey / Iran / Iraq are going to suport Syria in the UN and the International Court at the Hague to remove the US - None of them want the Kurds to get anything and that is the only toehold for the US in the east - in the west The Golan Heights belongs to Syria not Israel - the gas and oil find is going to be a major problem for Israel given the sentiment about Palistinians in Europe.

There is no role for the US anywhere -  SA is a wild card sooner or later

 

Omen IV's picture

Turkey / Iran / Iraq are going to suport Syria in the UN and the International Court at the Hague to remove the US - None of them want the Kurds to get anything and that is the only toehold for the US in the east - in the west The Golan Heights belongs to Syria not Israel - the gas and oil find is going to be a major problem for Israel given the sentiment about Palistinians in Europe.

There is no role for the US anywhere -  SA is a wild card sooner or later

 

Jim Sampson's picture

Just protecting their interests...  not like the rest of the world doesn't do it.

BeanusCountus's picture

Agree. Not a huge fan of Assad (based on some stories that are probably US/Saudi versions), but prefer him over the "liver eaters" trying to oust him.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

I hope this news is going to raise the blood pressure for McStain and lead to him having a brain swelling due to the recent surgery and sudden death

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

McCain underwent surgery, removing the brain along with the tumor. He has recovered and returned to work against Russia.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Gotta' feel for that tumor... imagine how it's friends and family felt when it was diagnosed with a rampant McStain.

 

garcam123's picture

Motherfucker is a walking, breathing, zombie piece of fucking protoplasm like a disease! Eridacate this piece of braindead for 50 years piece of shit....and it's donors!

Where the fuck are you Mr..................duh, we;re gonna get the pot-heads......Simpleton Sessions?

A clusterfuck of incompetent corporate whores, ONE AND ALL!

Any new  inbound astroids on the schedule?, maybe earth will get a mulligan on this lousy fuckin shot!

Five-sided Repticon's picture

And I hope you will be stabbed in the face.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

And I hope my face is going to be the last one you'll see before your consciousness dissipating in the void ...

Quantum Bunk's picture

Russia has 400+ billion in forex again. Back to pre oil crash and sanctions levels. But hey Russia broke brah !

Slippery Slope's picture

????
Russia has almost no debts

WTFUD's picture

No but they can fix that if they allow in the money-changers. s/c

Bill of Rights's picture

What pray tell is this broken shit you speak of? don't leave us in suspense...

yomutti2's picture

Have you ever been there? Outside of a few nice districts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, it's a giant third-world wasteland.

In recent years, high oil pruces have saved them from the incompetent kleptocrats running the place, but that prop has been kicked away. 

EuroPox's picture

You mean like Baltimore?

EuroPox's picture

Yeah, I thought about that too, my last trip to Detroit was pretty bad - tough choice, but I went with Baltimore.  Trouble is: "Outside of a few nice districts ... it's a giant third-world wasteland", applies to so many places these days.

NotApplicable's picture

I hear that Camden, NJ is also a nice place to not visit.

Justin Case's picture

Chicago running third place as shit hole of merica. The decaying empire. MIC is doing great with all the Russian propaganda, imaginary advisary, threat to world peace yadda yadda.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Just got back today from a week in DR with 70% of guests Russian. I got a chance to speak with very educated Russian teacher who spoke perfect English. He said the Russian people love Putin and knows the war drums beating isn't from the American people. I learned a lot on Russia and what is really going on in their country and it isn't what the fake news people are saying.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Kinda like how outside of Beverly Hills you have Compton, or all of St. Louis, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Mobile, Trenton, Flint...

yomutti2's picture

Well, similar in concept, but different in scope. The US has mostly livable areas with a few slums. Russia is a few livable areas with mostly slums.

 

dogismycopilot's picture

Outside of Moscow you have hundreds of thousands of 'dachas' which are the summer homes for many. In each Dacha one normally finds a water well, a small garden, a small cabin and some fruit bushes. These are usually clustered in small village setting. On the weekends you visit the dacha for a break from the city by gardening, working on the cabin and having a bbq (shashlick) with neighbors.

Volkodav's picture

      yes

      good dark soils healthy production

      here we fill 7 freezers..berries, cherries raspberries and strawberries surplus to give others

      basement for vegetables

      short season, cold climate is richer soils...

Bay of Pigs's picture

Bullshit. Oakland, Stockton, Memphis, big parts of Chicago, LA, Philly, etc.... the list is long. Tens of millions of Americans living in crime infested squalor.

HRClinton's picture

So, DNC Liberal Progressivism and Obama Community Organizing that... "fell short of the mark due to insufficient funding"? 

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Based on the absurdity of his comments, this yomutti2 guy (formerly yovatti, and before that yomutti) appears to be painfully jealous of Russia.

The regular expression of such bitterness, resentment, and envy indicates that he is either from one of the Baltic Sprat Emirates or a stoned khokhol from country 404.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

And he has a little dick that girls laugh at... 

Well, the one girl he tried to force himself upon. 

His Mum often laughs in despair at the shame he induces. 

 

 

Bill of Rights's picture

That wasn't the fucken question...

yomutti2's picture

Actually it is. Russia could afford their recent military adventures only due to high oil prices in the past. those have gone away, never to return.

scallywagrab's picture

What about their gas reserves?

PorscheNoSub's picture

And what about platinum and platinum group medals? They are probably the largest supplier depending on if South Africa is terminally ill or already deceased in that regard. 

Volkodav's picture

      Russia expenses are actually expensed and paid...

      Russians do not normally spend monies they do not have..