There are not many people who are ruthless, and it has become a distinctive style of the Russian army to shoot when it is time to shoot.
Putin, who once said, “Without Russia, what else do we need the earth to do” and threatened that “Russian forces can take down the capitals of the eight NATO countries in five days” is a strong man who slashed at once and said little.
Never allow any forces to bully Russia. Moscow said so, and the Russian army did the same.
On January 28, Russia released several videos of “Russian Army Fighting Bravely in Syria”. In Syria, the Russian army and the Syrian army launched a joint operation and launched a fierce siege of terrorists.
The roar of Russian warplanes over Deir Ez-Zor and other places in Syria was endless. After the shells fell, terrorist hiding places and transport vehicles in the desert were blown up on the spot, and dozens of terrorists were killed as a result.
According to the report, although IS terrorists have almost completely lost their previous influence, their remaining forces are still fighting stubbornly and killing civilians in the Middle East from time to time. A few days ago, IS attacked the Syrian army’s transport convoy and caused at least 4 deaths and 10 injuries in the Syrian army. Earlier, IS also launched a terrorist attack in Chechnya and caused 1 death and 1 injury to the Russian police.
The provocations of IS made Putin and Bashar furious.
In order to ensure the safety of important routes and important towns, the Russian-Syrian coalition forces launched a series of operations. According to the report, within 24 hours, Russian fighter planes launched 95 bombings of terrorists’ possessions. Under the fierce attacks of Russian troops, even if they hide in the desert, the terrorists paid a heavy price.
In addition, the Russian army is still looking for a hiding place for the terrorists. Once they find their whereabouts, the Russian army will hit hard.
Earlier, the Russian army launched more than 40 airstrikes against terrorists entrenched in Aleppo and other places in Syria.
First, the Russian military is indeed very powerful. The reckless terrorists in Syria and Afghanistan did not have the strength to fight back in front of the US and Russian troops. They were retreating and fleeing in a hurry without saying anything. They even dared not let go of a harsh word. This is enough to show that under the absolute power gap, those terrorists who kill Syrian and Afghan civilians and often make terrorist attacks are just bullies and fears of hardship.
When aiming at unarmed civilians, or even cruelly cutting their throats, these terrorists should think of a sentence, and they will have to pay them back sooner or later.
Second, the Russian army who retaliated against the enemy and Putin, who was never soft to the enemy, was indeed domineering. Before the large-scale bombing of terrorists, Putin also launched a fierce attack on pro-Turkish and pro-US rebels because Syrian militants attacked the Syrian army. In order to “kill the chicken and the monkey” and send a strong signal to the United States and Turkey, Putin chose to act decisively.
Third, with the large-scale withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorists who are waiting for an opportunity are likely to make a comeback. Of course, judging from Biden’s actions, the US military will soon return to the Middle East.
On January 29, the Pentagon revealed that Biden would not insist on the promise of a “full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan” before May, on the grounds that the Taliban had not fulfilled the agreement signed with the United States.
In addition, Biden has also strengthened the defense of Syrian oil fields to prevent “just about to move” forces from seizing Syrian oil fields from the US military.
The continued presence of the US military in the Middle East and Central Asia will inevitably pose a deterrent to terrorists that cannot be underestimated. Of course, the United States itself is the largest terrorist. When targeting other terrorists, the US military has to charge protection fees, such as Syrian oil fields, and arms orders from Saudi Arabia.
But having said that, whether it is facing the US military or terrorists, the performance of the Russian military can be called a well-deserved fighting nation.
A large-scale fire broke out in the training ground of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, and the US military was training nearby at the time of the incident
According to Japanese TV Asahi, a large-scale fire broke out in the North Fuji training ground of the Ground Self-Defense Force in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan on the evening of the 4th. The US military was holding shooting training nearby at the time of the incident.
The fire broke out at about 4:30 in the evening on the 4th. The incident occurred at the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force training ground across Fujiyoshida City and Yamanakako Village in Yamanashi County. At that time, thick smoke erupted, and then the fire spread widely in the shape of “one”, causing a large-scale fire.
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces continued to put out the fire, and the fire basically subsided late at night. At the time of the incident, nearby US troops were conducting howitzer shooting training. No one was injured in the fire, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The UN Secretary-General’s special envoy is trying to contact Myanmar leaders
On February 1, Myanmar changed. Following the UN Secretary-General Guterres’s “strong condemnation” of the Myanmar military’s detention of Myanmar’s Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials, the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a regular press conference, The United Nations special envoy for Myanmar and Swiss diplomat Christine Burgener is trying to contact government officials in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, but communication has not been restored.
“Birgner is actively interacting with this issue,” Dujarik said at a press conference. “She has consulted with dialogue parties outside Myanmar and is trying to get in touch with the Myanmar government. However, currently, Communication in the capital is very difficult.”
Bilgna has served as the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar since 2018. In addition to her, the UN Myanmar team in Yangon was also unable to obtain information about the situation, and other UN agencies in New York also failed to obtain the opportunity to communicate with the Myanmar government in Naypyidaw.
Dujarik added that the personnel sent by the United Nations to Myanmar are paying close attention to the development of the situation to ensure that vulnerable groups in Myanmar will not suffer too much from the incident as the epidemic spreads. He said that the most important thing for Myanmar at present is that the international community can “speak with one voice.”
“What we know is that the will of the people of Myanmar has been overthrown in an undemocratic way,” Dujarik said. “This situation must be changed and the will of the people must be respected.”
Faced with the uncertain status of Myanmar, the United Kingdom, the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, will hold a meeting to discuss the current situation in Myanmar on the morning of February 2nd Eastern Time. Barbara Woodward, the British ambassador to the United Nations, expressed the hope that the members of the Security Council can conduct “constructive discussions” on the form of Myanmar at the meeting.
According to news from Agence France-Presse on the 1st, the meeting will be conducted via video and will not be made public. The Special Envoy for Myanmar, Birgner, will brief the Security Council on the latest development of the incident.
On February 1, Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese President Win Myint were detained by the military. A Burmese woman accidentally recorded a military vehicle driving towards the parliament. At around 8 am on the same day, the Myanmar military declared a state of emergency in Myanmar. According to the United Nations News Network, many newly-elected parliamentarians are currently under house arrest, the streets of the city are heavily guarded, and wireless network devices such as mobile phones are almost completely interrupted.
In response to this matter, in an interview on February 1, the United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, called on the international community to take “decisive action”, including “strong and targeted sanctions and Arms embargo”. In addition, he stated that he should “unconditionally release all detained persons and resume communications” and end this “horrifying illegal act”.
The U.S. finally identified the ‘Myanmar coup’ and mentioned China
In the face of the sudden change in the political situation in Myanmar on the 1st, the US’s statement changed from “shock” to “call for release” to “threat of sanctions.” Although the wording has become stronger and stronger, the United States has never used the term “coup”.
On the afternoon of the 2nd, the wording of the Biden administration finally changed. U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said at his first press conference after taking office that the United States, after examining all the facts, determined that the military action of the Myanmar military on February 1 constituted a military coup. He specifically mentioned that this military coup is not in the interests of the United States and “nor is it in the interests of China.”
According to the US “Foreign Aid Act”, if a country has a “military coup” or any act that “deposes a democratically elected head of government” through a government order, the United States must limit its aid to that country.
However, a reporter mentioned at the press conference that when the Egyptian political turmoil occurred in 2013, the Obama administration took three weeks to decide whether to define the Egyptian incident as a coup. In this Myanmar incident, the Biden administration basically made a decision in less than a day. The reporter asked about this, why is this government able to make a decision so quickly that the Myanmar incident meets the criteria for a coup?
In this regard, Price said that this case is “very clear”, “We are based on the judgment that (Myanmar) deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Min in the military coup on February 1.”
“The’State Council, Foreign Operations and Related Projects’ appropriation bill contain a recurring clause that restricts certain aid to the military. Let’s take a look at three criteria… the officially elected head of government (first), Was deposed by a military coup or decree (second), in which the army played a decisive role (third),” Price added. These are the three standards that the State Council has been paying attention to. What happened in Myanmar on February 1 A coup, so we acted quickly.
He said: “This military coup is obviously not in our (U.S.) interests, and certainly not in the interests of our like-minded partners (countries). I think you will also find that this is not in China’s interests.”
But when asked if the US side had any communication with China, Price did not answer directly. He said: “I don’t have a specific dialogue to talk about. Once again, our focus is on our allies who share our interests.”
In addition, Price also mentioned the specific amount of bilateral aid provided by the United States to Myanmar in the fiscal year 2020-$135 million. “I must say that only a small part of this aid is for the Myanmar government.”
CNN quoted a U.S. State Department official as saying that the U.S. direct foreign aid to the Myanmar government was “very little.” “The Myanmar government, including the Myanmar military, has been subject to some foreign aid restrictions, including due to its Legal restrictions on military assistance caused by human rights records”.
The official said that the U.S. government will start the review “immediately”, “The review includes projects that indirectly benefit the military or low-level officers.” “At the same time, we will continue to implement projects that directly benefit the people of Myanmar, including humanitarian assistance. And democratic support projects that benefit civil society.”