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- Vladimir Putin is the most
impressive leader on the world stage.
He survived and arose from a Russia
corrupted by Washington and Israel during the
Yeltsin years and reestablished Russia as a
He dealt successfully with
American/Israeli aggression against South
Ossetia and against Ukraine, incorporating at
Crimeaís request the Russian province back into
He has tolerated endless insults and
provocations from Washington and its empire
without responding in kind.
He is conciliatory and a peacemaker from
a position of strength.
He knows that the American empire based as it is
on arrogance and lies is failing economically,
socially, politically, and militarily.
He understands that war serves no Russian
Washingtonís murder of Qasem Soleimani, a great
Iranian leader, indeed, one of the rare leaders
in world history, has dimmed Trumpís leadership
and placed the limelight on Putin. The stage is
set for Putin and Russia to assume the
leadership of the world.
Washingtonís murder of Soleimani is a criminal
act that could start World War 3 just as the
Serbian murder of the Austrian Archduke set
World War 1 in motion.
Only Putin and Russia with Chinaís help
can stop this war that Washington has set in
Putin understood that the Washington/Israeli
intended destabilization of Syria was aimed at
Without warning Russia intervened,
defeated the Washington financed and armed proxy
forces, and restored stability to Syria.
Defeated, Washington and Israel have decided to
bypass Syria and take the attack on Russia
directly to Iran.
The destabilization of Iran serves both
Washington and Israel.
For Israel Iranís demise stops support
for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia that has
twice defeated Israelís army and prevented
Israelís occupation of southern Lebanon.
For Washington Iranís demise allows
CIA-supported jihadists to bring instability
into the Russian Federation.
Unless Putin submits to American and Israeli
will, he has no choice but to block any
Washington/Israeli attack on Iran.
easiest and cleanest way for Putin to do this is
to announce that Iran is under Russiaís
This protection should be formalized in a
mutual defense treaty between Russia, China, and
Iran, with perhaps India and Turkey as members.
This is hard for Putin to do, because
incompetent historians have convinced Putin that
alliances are the cause of war.
But an alliance such as this would
Not even the insane criminal Netanyahu
and the crazed American neoconservatives would,
even when completely drunk or deluded, declare
war on Iran, Russia,
China, and if included in the alliance
India and Turkey.
It would mean the death of America,
Israel and any European country sufficiently
stupid to participate.
Putin is unable to free himself from the
influence of incompetent historians, who in
effect are serving Washington, not Russian,
interests, he has other options.
He can calm down Iran by giving Iran the
best Russian air defense systems with Russian
crews to train the Iranians and whose presence
serve as a warning to Washington and Israel that
an attack on Russian forces is an attack on
This done, Putin
can then, not offer, but insist on
This is Putinís role as there is no other
with the power, influence and objectivity to
job is not so much to rescue Iran as to get
Trump out of a losing war that would destroy
Trump. Putin could set his own price.
For example, Putinís price can be the
revival of the INF/START treaty, the
anti-ballistic missile treaty, the removal of
NATO from Russian borders.
In effect, Putin is positioned to demand
whatever he wants.
Iranian missiles can sink any American vessels
anywhere near Iran.
Chinese missiles can sink any American
fleets anywhere near China.
Russian missiles can sink American fleets
anywhere in the world.
The ability of Washington to project
power in the Middle East now that everyone, Shia
and Sunni and Washingtonís former proxies such
as ISIS, hates Americans with a passion is zero.
The State Department has had to order
Americans out of the Middle East.
How does Washingon count as a force in
the Middle East when no American is safe there?
course Washington is stupid in its arrogance,
and Putin, China, and Iran must take this into
A stupid government is capable of
bringing ruin not only on itself but on others.
there are risks for Putin.
But there are also risks for Putin
failing to take charge.
If Washington and Israel attack Iran,
which Israel will try to provoke by some false
flag event as sinking an American warship and
blaming Iran, Russia will be at war anyway.
Better for the initiative to be in
And better for the world and life on
Earth for Russia to be in charge.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate
editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was
columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News
Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many
university appointments. His internet columns
have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts'
latest books are
The Failure of Laissez Faire
Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West,
How America Was Lost,
The Neoconservative Threat to
and support Dr, Roberts Work.
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