by Paul Craig Roberts
October 10, 2015
The world is beginning to realize that a sea-change in world affairs
occurred on September 28 when President
Russia stated in his UN speech (below video) that Russia
can no longer tolerate Washington's vicious, stupid, and failed
policies that have unleashed chaos, which is engulfing the Middle
East and now Europe.
Putin Addresses UNGA 2015
Full video translated transcription
Two days later, Russia took over the
military situation in Syria and began the destruction of the Islamic
Perhaps among Obama's advisors there are a few who are not drowning
in hubris and can understand this sea-change. Sputnik news reports
that some high-level security advisors to Obama have advised him to
withdraw US military forces from Syria and give up
his plan to overthrow Assad.
They advised Obama to cooperate with
Russia in order to stop
the refugee flow that is
overwhelming Washington's vassals in Europe.
The influx of unwanted peoples is making
Europeans aware of the high cost of enabling US foreign policy.
Advisors have told Obama that the idiocy of the neoconservatives'
policies threaten Washington's empire in Europe.
Several commentators, such as Mike Whitney and Stephen
Lendman, have concluded, correctly, that there is nothing that
Washington can do about Russian actions against the Islamic State.
The neoconservatives' plan for a UN
no-fly zone over Syria in order to push out the Russians is a
pipedream. No such resolution will come out of the UN. Indeed,
the Russians have already established a de facto no-fly zone.
Putin, without issuing any verbal threats or engaging in any
name-calling, has decisively shifted the power balance, and the
world knows it.
Washington's response consists of name-calling, bluster
and more lies, some of which is echoed by some of
Washington's ever more doubtful vassals. The only effect is to
demonstrate Washington's impotence.
If Obama has any sense, he will dismiss from his government the
neoconservative morons who have squandered Washington's power, and
he will focus instead on holding on to Europe by working with Russia
to destroy, rather than to sponsor, the terrorism in the Middle East
that is overwhelming Europe with refugees.
Obama cannot admit a mistake, the United States will continue to
lose credibility and prestige around the world.