The United States is closer to a war with Russia than anytime since the Cuban missile crisis, but brainwashed Americans don’t have a clue about what’s going on.
Here’s what’s happening: The US’s situation in Syria has significantly deteriorated in the last two weeks. Washington hoped that its CIA-backed militants would be able to maintain a toehold in East Ghouta allowing them to continue to fire mortars and rockets into the urban center of Damascus thus putting additional pressure on the Syrian government. But the flow of jihadists from Raqqa and al Tanf in the east, was unexpectedly cut off by battle-hardened combat troops from the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah. That blockade was followed by the encirclement of the East Ghouta pocket by elite units of the Tiger Forces that rapidly split the battlespace into three cauldrons that have shrunk with every passing day.
The Syrian Army (SAA) ground assault on terrorist enclaves has been swift, focused and ferocious. In a matter of days, the SAA has recaptured 70 percent of rebel-held territory, killing hundreds of jihadists in the onslaught while Russian bombers have pounded their hideaways mercilessly for more than two weeks. The Syrian blitz has been a wake-up call for the Washington warlords who clung to the faint hope that their Sunni footsoldiers would be able to hang on indefinitely and reverse the course of the war. With the collapse of East Ghouta and the ongoing routing of the mostly foreign-born proxies, that hope has gone up in smoke. If the Battle of Aleppo was Syria’s Stalingrad, (WW2 “turning point”) then the Battle of East Ghouta was Syria’s Battle of Kursk, “the theater that held the key to overall victory in the war.” The outcome of the war in Syria is no longer in doubt. The Axis of Resistance won. (aka– Russia-Syria-Iran, Hezbollah)
This is why Washington is in a state of panic, they can finally see the handwriting on the wall. Their precious New World Order is being ground into dust in a pock-marked urban wastelands 10,000 miles from Washington. And, that’s why the rabid Nikki Haley has ramped up her hyperbolic performances at the UN Security Council. Here’s what she said just last week:
“When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action….. the United States remains prepared to act if we must. It is not a path we prefer. But it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again.”
The panic in Washington is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. It’s not just Nikki Haley doing her trademark “off my meds and out of therapy” performance, it’s the entire political establishment and their media sock puppets, they’ve all succumbed to the anti-Russia hysteria. These people have simply lost touch with reality. Their collective angst is splashed almost-daily across the headlines in the most provocative language imaginable. The demonization of Vladimir Putin has reached levels that were not seen at anytime during the Cold War. It is absolute madness, and it’s all because Washington’s maniacal globalist plan to use foreign-born proxies to topple the legitimate government of Syria has fallen flat on its face. Are we, as Americans, supposed to feel bad about this? Are we supposed to feel some sense loyalty to the internationalist cockroaches who have seized the levers of state power and use them to kill and maim people across the Middle East for some elusive project to rule the world?
The spurious claims that Putin poisoned a double agent and his daughter fit perfectly within this same sordid strategy to vilify those countries that are, in fact, defending the principles upon which the international order rests: State sovereignty, strict borders, self determination and non intervention, all of which have been discarded like garbage by the “exceptional” country that puts itself squarely above the law.
There is no more proof that Moscow was involved in the poisoning of the Russian double agent than there is that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections. None. The whole matter is a risible remake of Colin Powell’s appalling “Anthrax” slapstick at the UN, where the career general sacrificed his personal credibility and integrity to hoodwink America’s allies into a savage war of annihilation on the Iraqi people. Theresa May is merely taking over where Powell left off. Her job is to build the case for war whether there is proof or not. The cabal of western leaders have decided that Russia must pay for its impudence, that more must be done to ratchet up the pressure on Russia, and that Putin’s resolve must be put to the test.
Russia has become the biggest single obstacle to Washington’s global ambitions. Trump’s new National Defense Strategy makes that point quite clear. Moscow is blocking US plans to redraw the map of the Middle East, control vital resources and pipelines corridors, and pivot to this century’s most prosperous markets in Asia. All of that is now at risk, and Russia is to blame. Is it any wonder why the media denounces Putin as “The New Hitler”?
The defeat in East Ghouta changes everything. The gloves are coming off and Washington is ramping up for a shooting war with its biggest emerging rival. The hostile and frantic statements issuing from NATO headquarters and from UK, France, and Germany all suggest the momentum for war is building and that an attack could be launched in a matter of days. Some analysts believe the US will fire cruise missiles from warships in the Mediterranean as early as March 19, a date that was picked to coincide with the Russian presidential elections.
Leaders in the Kremlin are taking these threats seriously, and have warned that if the US attacks their troops or advisors in Syria, Russia will retaliate, and they will attack the platforms from which the missiles were launched. They will aim their missiles at US warships in the Mediterranean. Think about that for a minute: The lunatics in Washington are mulling over a calculated attack on Russia (in Syria) that could quickly escalate into a nuclear war just so they can find out whether Putin is bluffing or not. Isn’t that why Tillerson was just replaced for Pompeo, so the behind-the-scenes powerbrokers would have another warmongering neocon nutcase in a position of authority who would breezily rubber-stamp their plans for nuclear holocaust?
These people at completely out of control.
The hope is that Putin will not retaliate, or if he does, that he does not attack US warships directly. But that’s a pretty risky bet, after all, if Putin does NOT attack the platforms from which the missiles were fired, then he’ll be inviting similar attacks in the future. So, his hands are tied. He must retaliate or face the consequences in the future.
The next few weeks are going to be very tense. We’ve reached the point where the US will have to either confront Russia militarily or accept that their vicious project in Syria has failed. My gut feeling is that the foreign policy establishment is not ready to throw in the towel just yet. They are going do something very risky and very stupid. They’re going to roll the dice and hope they don’t come up snake-eyes.
Whatever the decision may be, we should know soon enough. I think we could see signs of provocative activity as soon as the presidential elections begin in Russia on March 18. I hope I’m wrong.
Source: The Unz Review