In addition to the NATO intervention, it seemed that the Libyan war had attracted like a magnet thousands of people from all over the world, who were coming there following their own goals. Besides of few thousands of journalists, who had come there for their lucky chance, and different kinds of mercenaries, Libya had to deal with some apparently mentally ill tourist-stalkers from western countries. These people, most of them with American passports, had played PC shooters too much and came to Libya for dipping themselves into real war.
It should be mentioned that there were enough of inadequate people on the opposite side. Besides of many marginal politicians and journalists who had rushed to Libya for voicing support to doomed regime of Qaddafi, there were hundreds of mercenaries, who had been recruited by Libyan secret services and were smart enough to fight for Qaddafi few weeks before his regime collapsed.
Syrian déjà vu
In spite of all fundamental differences, the situation in Syria bears resemblance of Libya greatly. Faces of foreign citizens, who came to fight for Syrian rebels, often appear in mass-media during the past two years. Of course, not any ministry of foreign affairs is happy with seeing faces of its citizens in such kind of chronicle and try to prevent other people from coming to the country of “Russian roulette”. It’s enough to remember Eric Haroon who told enough to journalists and FBI agents for getting death sentence. Moreover, not from Assad, but from his native country, the USA, and that`s despite the fact that Washington officially supports Syrian rebels and overthrowing of Assad.
Ukrainian antipode of Haroon
American citizen Haroon has a twin. It would be more correctly to call him his antipode and he is mister Sergey Razumovskiy. Eric Haroon is an American soldier demobilized by the reason of severe injury at road accident, but Razumovskiy says that he had been an officer of Ukrainian Special Forces and military intelligence. However, during all his interviews the national flag of his country was attached to the sleeve of his jacket upside down, so we can make a consideration that he may be a mentally ill person too.
But, it seems only at first sight. His actions are contrary to Haroon’s, who joined radical rebels, who were enlisted by the U.S. Department of State as terrorists, fought at the battlefield and made all his statements because of clinical stupidity. Razumovskiy didn’t go to fight for Assad at Syria. He prefers to stay at a safe place and agitate all people wishful to join crusade in support of Bashar Assad by means of internet. No doubt, there would be wishful people in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus or Kazakhstan.
The case is not that the Kremlin and all mass-media controlled by it are holding campaign in support of Assad. We should take into consideration mentality peculiarities of army men from former Soviet Union countries. Yes, hundreds of thousands of them are left behind and they didn’t get the dwelling that was promised, after army staff cuts, especially it applies to Ukraine. No military conflict of nowadays is held without mercenaries from former Soviet Union or Yugoslavia, who are fighting for money. Besides of money, former soviet army men may be motivated for going to war by simple anti-Western propaganda that they are used to it since their childhood and during their military service.
It is difficult to understand how Razumovskiy can promise to give houses at Bashar Assad’s Syria for former soviet officers at the time when Syria is ruined and there is no place not only for refugees but also for burying dead soldiers. What adequate person can believe these promises? In Europe such kind of promises might be believed thousand years ago, when children and shepherds started joining crusades instead of fallen kings.
What is the main idea?
Following the explanations of Razumovkiy, he plans to establish volunteers’ training camp in Ukraine, at Crimea. If Putin or Assad doesn’t send plains or ships for transporting fighters to Syria, they will have work at home. Those volunteers will fight against Crimean radical Muslims, who will return from Syria bearing weapon in their hands and ideas of jihad on their minds.
At this situation all that is left to do is to wonder the blindness of Ukrainian authorities, which make no actions against the inflammatory campaign lasting for months. The campaign that is held to prepare and start an armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine.