- It is no coincidence that anti-Russian propaganda is
being ramped up at the same moment the Syrian government
is poised to retake its country from terrorists. Barack
Obama and the rest of the war party are left to sputter
nonsensical statements because their grand plan to
realize the neocon Project for a
is in very big trouble.
corporate media ignored the suffering of Syrians in the
city of Aleppo until their captivity was broken by the
Syrian Arab army. Ever since 2012, ISIS and other
terrorist groups sponsored by the United States, NATO,
Saudi Arabia, and Qatar have held thousands of people
hostage there. Turks picked the region apart, raiding
Syrian factories and transporting them piece by piece
back to their country.
Playing on emotions
Now that the Syrians are retaking the city with the help
of their Russian and Hezbollah allies, there is a steady
stream of news about Aleppo. All of it is meant to pull
at the heartstrings of uninformed people as the human
rights industrial complex reliably goes about its dirty
Watch and other groups who work to promote United States
foreign policy speak endlessly about war crimes. They
didn’t say much when America’s allies were terrorizing
Syrians; but now they suddenly point fingers, and always
at the people who run afoul of regime-change plans.
five-year-long effort to destroy the Syrian state has
produced many victims in that country, and it always
threatened to spark a larger international conflict. The
assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey could
be such a moment. The gunman’s last words and obviously
his actions were a call to jihad. Even 100 years later,
the 1914 assassination in Sarajevo is not far from
The key player
But the United States is the principal actor in this
drama. None of the other nations involved in this crime
would have acted absent American direction. All the
casualties, the sieges, the hunger and the frantic
search for refuge can be placed at America’s feet. So
too the death of the Russian ambassador. This
international tangle is covered with American
government is determined to take back its country and
the Americans and their allies are equally determined to
thwart it. The recent successes of the Syrian army
explain part of the desperation coming from Obama, the
Democratic Party and corporate media.
kills several birds with one stone. It continues the
propaganda war against a country that will not knuckle
under and accept American hegemony. The
“hyper-Russophobia” was also an attempt to make the
unpalatable and incompetent Hillary Clinton more
appealing. And its continuation is being used by
Democrats and Republicans to stop the incoming president
from having any chance to improve relations with that
country or curtail the regime change doctrine. The war
party never sleeps.
last press conference was replete with lies and insults
aimed at Russia and Vladimir Putin. He should have been
embarrassed to say that Russia was “smaller,” “weaker”
and “doesn’t produce anything that anybody wants to buy
except oil and gas and arms.” He completed his bizarre
rant by saying that Putin was “the former head of the
KGB.” He was no such thing, and of course Obama knows
that. It isn’t clear if he expected anyone to believe
him, or if facing his failure carried him away to
heights of rhetorical foolishness.
Obama thought that Hillary Clinton would win and
complete his regime change plans. Not only did she lose
and deprive him of his third term, but the hollowness of
his legacy is clear. Obviously “hope and change” was a
marketing tagline meant to hide his commitment to the
worldwide neoliberal project.
will be president of the United States in just four
weeks. That is a short period of time in which to pull
off a soft coup. He will be inaugurated, but team Obama
want to make sure he cannot upend the status quo they
work so hard to uphold.
Democratic Party rank-and-file are anxious about racism,
immigration, Islamophobia, judicial appointees and voter
suppression, their leaders only care about maintaining
imperialism. Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party
are unworthy of the loyalty they engender. On January
20, thousands of people will head to Washington to
protest Trump. Meanwhile, the Democrats will be making
last-ditch efforts to help jihadists destroy Syria.
Protest the Dems
Some of the protesters ought to target their ire at
Obama and the Democrats, and not just because of their
electoral failure. They ought to pledge an end to
support for warmongering Democrats altogether.
If it is true
that Trump is a fascist, he won’t be the first one in
the White House. His predecessor fits that description
just as well.
But events may
have spun out of his control. The fate of Syria may not
be in American hands any longer. And that is why the
desperation is so evident.
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