After the war, I'm wondering what other surprises the Kremlin has prepared for in Syria.
It is clear that further development will use the latest in domestic military-industrial complex - and a show of force, and to test the combat readiness in war. Perhaps more commonly involve EW - electronic warfare. But all of this - preparation for the main event of international scope.
After some time, the transformation of unipolar world into a multipolar one would be obvious even to the doubters. From my point of view, a major geopolitical event of the next few months will be Vladimir Putin's visit to Syria and his meeting with Bashar al-Assad. Of course, under the camera.
Of course, followed by a press conference the two leaders, during which the Syrian president will have an opportunity to publicly thank Russia and its president for help. And also announce the upcoming political changes in their country. From participation in which Americans and other NATO countries, especially neighbors in the Middle East will be suspended.
Moscow will be the main military ally of Damascus, as well as a strategic partner. It will publicly stated that the base in Tartus and Latakia passed Russia in perpetual lease. The visit of Vladimir Putin to show that Syria was safe. Goal achieved: the enemy defeated, the war is over. The country begins to restore peace.
I have no doubt that the meeting of the presidents of the two sides are preparing - while secretly. Written documents - the draft international treaties, agreements and joint statements. Intensive negotiations are underway. Periodically gather for discussions, working groups, which include employees of ministries and agencies of both countries. Diplomacy is an important participant in the events, not only before or after the war, but during the war, and around it.
Vladimir Putin meets with Bashar al-Assad is logical to finish the military campaign and return to Syria statehood. A Russian - the status of a great power that can change the balance of power away from their borders. On the basis of generally accepted notions of justice. Without asking permission from the major global players - the United States. That, however, even today, few have no doubt.