I have a wee bit of angst running this story today, only because I cannot find the article in the Echo of Moscow. The story sent to me was published in “The Apostrophe”, The Kremlin is retreating: in Russia they pointed to the indicative moment with Putin’s actions in Syria. There are three fairly clear indicators:
- no byline
- no link to the original story
- none of the links go to any supporting material.
If I went with my gut feeling, I would label this Ukrainian disinformation targeting Russia – but I will not. The last thing and the past four years have repeatedly hammered this home, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”. I want Russia to retreat. But, they slashed defense spending, their economy is in a nosedive, and they cannot sustain an active war with a full deployment. All numbers also indicate Russia has also lost the information war, in a big way. So I’m going to reblog the article.
In a column in the”Echo of Moscow” written by Russian journalist Yulia Latynina, she supposedly writes that Putin is retreating in Moscow.
A quick glance through her columns indicates she is an incendiary journalist and has no heartburn at all saying bad things about Russia and Putin. None of her columns in recent history (Yulia Latynina, a columnist for Echo of Moscow) mention Syria nor a Russian retreat or the avoidance of a major conflict, war, etc.
She is in Washington DC at the moment, perhaps someone in the home office at 119019, Moscow, Novy Arbat, 11 took umbrage, was threatened, or perhaps a pleasant call from the Roskomnadzor urged them to reconsider posting the article.
The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor is the Russian federal executive body responsible for censorship in media and telecommunications.
Before this article is taken down, I plan to reblog it here.
Last, a trusted friend sent me the link and said,
This looks to be correct – it appears they are trying a face saving egress.
The Kremlin is retreating: in Russia they pointed to the indicative moment with Putin’s actions in Syria
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 08:45
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is retreating in Syria, because he does not want a big war.
This is in the column on “Echo of Moscow” written by Russian journalist Yulia Latynina.
According to her, when the problem of real military confrontation arose, the Kremlin is retreating.
“And this is very important, because if we compare this with the military regimes of the early 1930s, for example, Adolf Hitler (German dictator, ed.), He never retreated.” When he militarized the Rhine, when he did the Anschluss of Austria, when he tried to chew off a piece of Czechoslovakia and otgryz, he did not want war either, he hoped that he would be able to eat all this peacefully, but he did not bluff.If it turned out that a war was needed for this, he would start this war, as he, in the end, started the war in the 39th year in Poland, “she noted.
At the same time, Latynina stressed that three cases – Deir ez-Zor, the Duma and the Israeli attack – indicate that Moscow is bluffing.
“Russia does not want war, Vladimir Vladimirovich understands that a small victorious war, she’s only good on the TV screen, she will not be small, not victorious … And this is a very revealing thing, because when you do blackmail when you try to act out of yourself a rogue country, it’s very important not to bluff, and now it’s clear that Putin blinks, every time he comes across is not Obama (former US President Barack Obama, Ed.), every time he comes across people who are ready, really, to fight, in particular, in this case a-Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, – Ed.), in another case – Trump (US President Donald Trump, – Ed.), it turns out that Putin blinks, “she summed up.
As reported by “Apostrophe”, previously there was a video of the destruction in Syria of powerful Russian weapons.