from PaulCraigRoberts Website
The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
Defending the latest round of U.S./Israeli aggression against Syria, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert struck a Hitlerian note when she blamed Syria and Iran for an act of overt Israeli aggression, saying,
Adolf Hitler covered his "projection of power and dominance" and his invasion of Poland with the same blatant lies that Washington and Israel use to cover their aggressions.
Hitler claimed that Polish forces had crossed the frontier and attacked Germany. That is the excuse used by Israel and its puppets in the White House and Pentagon that blames Iran for Israel's attack on Syria.
When Washington and
Israel are shameless in their lies, why does Russia think they are
"partners" with whom agreements can be reached?
Washington's continuing support for war against the legitimate government of Syria and support for Israeli and terrorist attacks on Syrian and Russian forces are undermining Russia's efforts to bring peace to the region.
Zuesse also notes that Washington and its UK puppet block all UN action against Washington's illegality. Zuesse is correct.
makes a case that
it is Russia's fault.
It was Putin
himself who declared "victory" in Syria and withdrew some of the
Russian military before clearing all of Syria of foreign and
jihadist occupation, thus leaving in place U.S. beachheads for
renewing the conflict.
As Lendman says, the complaints by Zakharova, Lavrov, Russian Defense Ministry spokesmen, and Putin himself are based in absolute fact.
But the question is, when
will Russia learn, if ever, that facts and law make no difference
whatsoever to Washington? Washington's interest is in its hegemony
over the world and in Israel's hegemony in the Middle East.
Lendman might be correct judging by the reported heavy Israeli attacks on Syria on February 10 after Syrian air defences damaged Israel's image of invincibility by shooting down one of Israel's U.S.-supplied war planes that was attacking Syria and reports that the conflict might be escalating and involving Iran.
RT reports that the
Kremlin is worried that the de-escalation zones are threatened and
that Putin got on the telephone with Netanyahu urging restraint.
Putin's urges will have no more effect, unless Putin takes the card from Lendman's playbook and tells the war criminal Netanyahu who heads the illegal Israeli state, which is based on land stolen at bayonet point from Palestinians, that any more of this and Russia will take Israel out.
Lendman thinks that no
other way of talking to
the crazed zionist state, or to
Washington, will have any effect, and history seems to be on
Lendman's side (see
It is a mystery why Putin
tolerates a small handful of traitors who have minimal public
support while the West and Israel become daily more aggressive
against Russian national interests.
The Saker identifies the problem as the pro-Washington "Atlanticist Integrationists" who for personal career reasons, personal business reasons, and because they are supported by Washington-financed NGOs and media inside Russia, have sold out Russian sovereignty to globalism.
Putin, apparently, is unwilling or unable to move aside those who serve as Washington's check on Russian nationalism, which prevents any real Russian victory.
If the "Atlanticist Integrationists" inside Putin's government are able to block more decisive responses, the question arises:
Why does Putin refuse the reincorporation of the breakaway Russian provinces in Ukraine? He allowed Crimea back in because of the Russian naval base, but he has refused the Russian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Consequently, the Russian
people in these provinces continue to be subject to attack, and
Washington has now armed its Ukrainian nazi state with weapons to
reconquer the breakaway republics.
The nazi government of
Ukraine even with Washington and EU's support is not so completely
insane that it would attack Russia and expect to continue to exist.
We can understand that Putin might be thinking long term, as were the Soviet leaders who put Russian populations into Ukraine, to balance the Ukrainian state with Russian populations so that the West cannot completely turn Ukraine, a historic part of Russia herself, into a completely hostile state against which more military forces must be directed.
Clearly Putin is a long
term strategic thinker, but Russia's fate and that of the rest of us
will be decided in the short run.
For decades European
leaders have been on Washington's payroll. They don't give a hoot
about anything other than their bank balances.
This is most likely a
mistaken view of the Chinese government, but it serves to
concentrate the attack on Russia, within whose government Washington
No one should underestimate Putin.
Nevertheless, Russia should be aware that she is perceived by neoconservative policymakers as a weak state lacking in courage that Washington, and even tiny Israel, can push around, as Washington has done since the collapse of the Soviet Union and as Israel is doing now in Syria.
There is never any cost
to Washington of blackening Russia's eyes and Russia's reputation.
Russia's passivity is inviting nuclear war or Russian surrender.
Russia's passivity might also explain the
exclusion of Russian athletes from
Sergei Chemezov says that Russia is willing to sell Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft system to Washington so Washington can learn how to defeat it and catch up with Russian military technology.
Unless Chemezov is making
a joke, there is a problem in his perception of reality.
This act of folly
deflated Putin's reputation as a leader who stood for moral outcomes
and not merely for self-interested, negotiated outcomes.