Revival of Russia’s Military Might 'Sensation of the Year' in the West

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Russian military aviation at Hmeymim airbase in Syria - Sputnik International
Bursts of Russian bombs in the Middle East have seemingly stricken ordinary Americans “explosive waves,” becoming a kind of psychological bomb in the West. There hasn’t been such a reaction towards Russia since the launch of Sputnik 1 and Yuri Gagarin flight to space, Russian journalist Vladimir Soloviev claimed.

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The time for discussion about bearded terrorists has irreversibly passed by – now everybody is talking about Russian pilots. And rather than watching propagandistic videos depicting ISIL’s black flags everybody now is fixing their eyes on clips featuring Russian airstrikes against terrorists’ positions in Syria. Public opinion is a volatile substance. And now it’s for new heroes. It’s the thing that was finally noticed in Washington, Vladimir Soloviev wrote.

What is more is that unrest across the ocean was caused not only by the growing might of Russian arms and servicemen, but by the real efficiency of the Russian army, journalist explained.

Ben Hodges, the commander of United States Army forces in Europe, has conjured up common fears that trouble people in the West, saying that he was shocked by Moscow’s ability to deploy their army in the Middle East region in a very short period of time. He was perplexed by this revelation, Soloviev notes.

But if the military is always sparing in the expression of their emotions, the media is not, the publicist pointed out. For instance, an Italian journalist has issued an article entitled “Russians are too strong.” Putting it short, the author has claimed that “bursts of Russian bombs in Syria had hit ordinary Americans with blast waves,” referring to nervous response of launching of Russia’s operation among ordinary Americans. It’s a kind of “psychological bomb,” Soloviev stressed.

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At this point it suddenly appears that American soldiers are no longer a symbol of standoff with “joint powers of evil,” the author continued. And Russian troops have rapidly turned from potential aggressors to fighters against radicals and terrorists. No one uses “little green men” term (referring to Russian troops) to scare kids anymore, because all the kids are using them as a role model now, Soloviev believes.

However, the loss of “stars-and-stripes prestige,” according to Soloviev, is not the worst thing of all. Americans are more alarmed not with the decreasing of their popularity itself, but with the fact that they had overlooked this process. Washington has joined a game and lost it.

“Americans were watching the Kremlin unwinkingly, while the principal tick was performed in the other place. What is more important is that the US has overlooked the resurrection of a superpower,” he concluded.

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