The longer the Kiev regime survives, the worse the danger persists for Russia
from uncontrolled instability on its border.
By Finian Cunningham
May 10, 2023:
Clearing House -- Just as the
Western public is growing increasingly skeptical of the U.S.-led proxy war
against Russia and the insane military and financial aid being pumped to prop up
the corrupt Kiev regime, we then see a daring assassination drone attack on the
Russia called it an act of terrorism to kill President Vladimir Putin. The
Kremlin has also
pointed the finger at Washington for authoring the assassination bid as well
as the Kiev regime for having a hand in it.
The White House denies any American role in the air raid as does Ukrainian
President Vladimir Zelensky. Western media are reporting claims that Russia may
have carried out a false-flag terror attack on itself to justify ramping up
military force in Ukraine. Those claims echo those put out earlier by the West
about Russia blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea last
September. In both cases, the notion of Russian false-flag attacks seems absurd.
Would Russia really risk making itself look incompetent by staging an
audacious aerial raid on the seat of political power in its capital?
Two small unmanned aerial vehicles were apparently brought down over the
Kremlin in the early hours of Wednesday. The lightweight devices could hardly
have posed a serious threat to kill Putin in his official residence. So, it can
be dismissed as a realistic attempt at assassination. The Kremlin said Putin was
not even in the building at the time.
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Nevertheless, the mere fact of explosive drones breaching the iconic walls of
the Kremlin and targeting the Senate Palace is certainly an outrageous
provocation. One may aver that this provocative act per se was the main aim.
Moscow’s initial response was that it would retaliate accordingly at a time
of its choosing. There are many voices calling for Russia to kill Zelensky. A
furious reaction by Russia is understandable, but is it prudent?
It seems highly pertinent that there is growing skepticism and even disgust
among the Western public about the U.S.-led proxy war in Ukraine. Polls are
showing increasing numbers of Americans critical of the “blank checks” that
Washington is throwing like a drunken sailor at the Kiev regime. Across Europe
too people are angered by the unlimited money showering a corrupt cabal and the
reckless danger of inciting an all-out war between NATO and Russia that could
spiral into nuclear armageddon. This while Western workers are being drummed
into poverty and social misery.
Skimming hundreds of millions of dollars by Zelensky and his cronies in Kiev
is undermining Western public tolerance of this completely unnecessary conflict.
The war is increasingly seen as a racket for the American military-industrial
complex, a racket in which Zelensky and his ilk are indulged with their
embezzlement and thievery of Western tax payers’ money.
The Ukraine conflict is blatantly being fueled indefinitely. There is brazen
repudiation by Washington and its European minions of any diplomatic solution. A
diplomatic solution was obviated from the very beginning when Russia’s
reasonable security concerns and offer of dialogue in December 2021 about NATO
and Ukraine were arrogantly brushed aside by the Joe Biden administration.
The war racket is too lucrative for the Pentagon industry and its ancillary
European weapons firms.
But the Western propaganda narrative of “defending Ukraine for as long as it
takes” is wearing thin for public consumption. The Kiev regime is burning down
churches, ruthlessly repressing opposition political and media voices,
glorifying Nazis and beating its own citizens on the streets in forced
conscription for the military.
Vladimir Zelensky is seen as a wheedling character whose begging bowl for
more weapons and funds is a black hole.
Without public support (or ignorance) in the West, the whole U.S.-led proxy
war against Russia comes unstuck. The American presidential elections are
approaching and the Ukrainian debacle could become a decisive factor for voters.
In order to salvage the shaky situation, therefore, what better than for
Russia to launch an attack to kill Zelensky? Such an event would be spun to
death by the pliant Western media as “evidence of Russian barbarism”, thereby
giving the NATO proxy war in Ukraine a new lease of life and most importantly
for the weapons racket to find a new throttle.
The American deep state, the CIA and Pentagon corporate oligarchy would be
the most plausible agency to author the drone attack on the Kremlin. Just as
this faction did with the blowing up of the Nord Stream pipelines. Technically
and militarily, this faction has the capability. Just like the Nord Stream
diversionary media stories about Ukrainian military agents being responsible for
that sabotage, it is doubtful that the Kiev regime could have carried out the
Kremlin attack – alone.
The timing of the Kremlin attack points to a big calculation to incite a wild
reaction from Russia. It comes days before the annual May 9 Victory Day parade
in Red Square commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. The last time
the Kremlin was attacked in an air raid was reportedly in 1942 during Hitler’s
invasion. Throw into that incitement that President Putin was targeted.
Arguably, Russia should push to defeat the NATO-backed Kiev regime. The
longer that regime survives, the worse the danger persists for Russia from
uncontrolled instability on its border. But taking out the contemptible Zelensky
and his cronies in a bloody assassination? Such a reaction might be just what
his American puppet masters want.
Former editor and writer for major news media organizations. He has written
extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several