08-12-2021 08:11 AM Jerusalem Timing

Iron Fist Captures Russia, Installs "Iskander Rockets" in Syria

Iron Fist Captures Russia, Installs

It was anticipated that the ruling party conference in Russia would mandate former President and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to rule the country anew.

By Nader Ezzeddine


It was anticipated that the ruling party conference in Russia would mandate former President and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to rule the country anew.

Because of the international pressures and some internal hindrances, it was necessary for United Russia party conference to nominate Putin, the well-known politician for using the "Iron Fist" policy, in order to assume the Russian presidency in at least the 6 coming years.

Similarly, it was expected that the current conference nominate current president Dmitry Medvedev for the presidency of the party list in the coming parliamentary elections, and thus assuming premiership. However, the noticeable development has been president Putin's establishment of a front side by side with the United Russia party called “The Popular Front."

This new party includes political forces that are not affiliated with parties some of which have various political positions. The main goal of such a front was to broaden the scope of Putin’s representation among the Russian people.

Subsequently, the United Russia party would gain more than 40% of Parliament seats at the Duma in the upcoming Parliament, particularly when Medvedev heading the party's election list is not going to be the same as that of Putin's, what may affect the rate of voting.

One of Russia’s Symbols of Power Back Again

 Dr. Muslem Sh'aito

In this context, the foreign affairs spokesman at "Phoenicia Center" specialized in the former Soviet Union affairs, Dr. Muslem Sh'aito, points to Western wishes not to see Putin as a candidate and that the status quo would remain the same as it is under Medvedev. Although the latter never acts against Putin's conviction, yet his style is flexible upon dealing with the West because he upholds the motto "the state of law and establishments."

However, Russia, according to Sh'aito is but an "Eastern State opposite to what some may imagine, and that such mottos alone are not sufficient; it must be powerful to remain unified. It must remain solid and sharp in certain situations; otherwise, it will come under colored revolutions just like other countries did.

Putin still represents the symbol of Russia’s power and the decisive positions there and this is what the Russian people need especially after Boris Yeltsin's 10-year policy of slackening and vagueness in the wake of the Soviet Union collapse. Russia's economy greatly depends on selling raw material and its people need to feel they live in a powerful state under a firm leader who can rescue his country from the global economic crisis."

Apparently, the Russian opposition stand represented in the Communist and Nationalist Parties among others will boycott elections or form an alliance. However, they will not be able to influence the elections results significantly. Preventing Putin of becoming president from the first round could be their best case scenario, as the presidential candidate needs to secure half-plus-one of the votes to win; nevertheless, he will certainly be able to make it in the second round in which he only needs a majority of votes.

Western Hindrances and Pressures on Moscow
On the US-led Western reaction vis-à-vis the re-election of Vladimir Putin as Russian President, Dr. Sh'aito sees that "there is going to be a Western inclination to hinder Putin's policy in the first period; in fact, the West that promises Russia to have it join the World Trade Organization is going to press on it after Putin’s election and hinder its joining the Organization.

To the same degree oil prices will be linked to the international political game. The evidence is that we have started to observe a drop in oil prices and subsequently the Russian Rouble will negatively be influenced despite the fact that oil prices usually rise by the beginning of winter and never drop. Another factor is the reduction of gold prices because of Russia’s possession of a great deal of the international gold reserve.

Obviously, the decrease in oil and gold prices of which the Russian economy or rather the Russian Rouble is associated with negatively reflects the purchasing power of the Rouble and respectively on the citizens lives."

Dr. Sh'aito continues, "The West fears Putin's return that he could become the iron fist in their faces, and those are messages to the Russian people, but they will have no impact on the Russia’s internal policy. The Russians enjoy a a sense of patriotism that we have missed a long time ago. Even when they were against the regime, they will automatically unite around it once they and counteract any Western attempt to persuade them into a coup d'état."

"Revolutions" in Russia if New Middle East Plot Succeeds
Nonetheless, the Western war can never be restricted to that; we can observe, especially today, the strength of the American―Zionist―European conspiracy aimed at weakening the anti-U.S. project front in the world.

One of the most prominent examples is the New Middle East project especially that the deviations of the "revolutions" in our region are in favor of the American project against the Russian influence in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Putin and most pragmatic politicians know that any success for the New Middle East project will mean the transfer of "the revolutions" phenomenon to the former Soviet Union states if not to Russia itself in order to break down the last anti- American project stronghold in the world.

Dr. Sh'aito assures that “the so-called revolutions may reflect upon the situation in Russia, and if there was no powerful central authority that can protect Russia militarily and politically the way it did with "The Orange Revolution" in Georgia, the South of the Soviet Union that is the Caucasus is going to be taken apart with Russia following suit."

Moscow Worried about Ankara's Behavior
According to Dr. Sh'aito, now that danger has reached the doorsteps of the Russian giant Putin is going to be firmer in tackling Russia’s foreign policy and his positions will be stiffer than Medvedev’s, particularly that the West has not fulfilled all of its promises to Moscow.

On the other hand, it is expected to see a growing influence practiced by a group of countries on the former Soviet Union; Turkey is considered one of the most influential ones, and Russia is concerned about Ankara's actions because the Turks are seemingly waiting to wrap up their mission in the Middle East so that they would guarantee its riches and then move to assume the mission of taking care of the former Soviet Union.

At the strategic level, this is going to affect the depth of the internal Russian situation. The Turkish influence on Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Chechnya, and Dagestan is due to their cultural, religious, and ethnic correlation with Turkey more than Russia; similarly, upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Turks were playing a fundamental role in those countries and building political ties with them."

Russia Will Never Repeat Its Grave Mistakes…Never Will It Abandon Assad
The Russians committed serious mistakes in the Arab region after the collapse of the Soviet Union and up till the first phase of Putin's reign. All the countries in the Middle East and in North Africa that have collapsed or face collapse had significant economic ties with Russia, whether in Iraq, Libya, Algiers, Yemen, or Syria; these are the countries that are facing political changes that do not serve Russian interests despite its good ties and direct interests with them.

In this context, Dr. Sh'aito points out that "due to its stumbling economy and lack of a strategic vision in its foreign relations, Russia erred in dealing with Middle Eastern countries; it lost some while others are still undecided.

As a result, Russia preserved its good ties with Syria which it can never abandon because the Middle East is Russia’s Southern backyard. Despite Medvedev’s flexibility with the West, the Russian president addressed the sensitive Syrian question differently. I think that Moscow is not going to relinquish Assad or give in to the West. It will continue to give Syria the political protection and the political backing at the Security Council and other international bodies; which is enough for Syria."

Syrian Government Delegates Moscow to Negotiate with Opposition
As for the role of Russia's positive intervention in the internal Syrian affair, to leading negotiations between the authority and a part of the opposition and talking about a serious solution for the crisis that includes assigning one of the opposition figures to the post of prime minister, Dr. Sh'aito says that "with regard to the positive Russian politicians dealing with the Syrian file, the clear attention manifested in sending senior members of the Russian parliament to Syria, the official and private Russian media position siding with the Syrian regime, and the Russian-Syrian relations, not to mention the friendship bonding the two countries, the very many interests and other provisions, we can conclude that Syria has delegated Russia to negotiate with the some in the Syrian opposition.

Moreover, when Russia takes over the negotiations with the opposition and suggests such a solution, it indicates that talks have reached an advanced stage over giving the Syrian premiership to an opposition figure that the regime regards as patriotic and constructive.”

Russian 9K720 Iskander Rockets in Syria Faces US Missile Shield in Turkey
In the end, the Russians are not going to stand still before their successive losses; neither will they keep silent from today on before any additional loss. The iron fist policy has returned and Moscow is going to prove that through addressing two fundamental files: The Syrian file and the US Missile Shield file, which Russia will decisively respond to by installing a new extraordinarily sophisticated rocket system called "9K720 Iskander". This system will be installed on Russian land or in surrounding countries allied to Moscow such as Bella Russia and Kazakhstan.

Furthermore, "Al-Manar Website" has learned that Syria is going to be one of a few countries where "9K720 Iskander Rockets" are going to be installed.

Actually, training special units of the Syrian army on operating the system has already taken place. Russia’s main objective behind installing the system is to intimidate Western countries and deter them from installing the US Missile Shield on their territories. Finally, Yes, Russia has no other choice but to respond, because if it does not, it is going to suffer a political and economic loss and its image in the international media will be affected to an unbearable extent, and this will not be acceptable for Vladimir Putin, the President to come to power for the next 12 years.