Russia Defends Civilization – the West, Sides with
Russia's concert in Palmyra was a blow against the
barbarism of Daesh and the cynical indifference of
By The Saker
May 13, 2016 "Information
Russian concert in Palmyra was an event loaded
While it was the Syrians who liberated this
ancient city and while the Russian only provided
support, this support was crucial and, besides, it
was not just Palmyra which Russia saved, but
the Syrian nation.
I would even argue that Russian in Palmyra
saved not just Syria, but all of civilization.
Imagine you are an
extraterrestrial watching our planet from space. Not
only would you see the unspeakable atrocities
committed by the Daesh liver-eating psychopaths, but
you would see that the Empire which runs most of the
planet, and the so-called “western civilization”
which shaped our modern world more than any
other civilization, have given their full backing to
You would see the US
TOW missiles used against the only army capable of
standing up against Daesh, you would see all the
countries making up the so-called “concert of
nations” (about, maybe, 1/3rd of the countries out
there) calling for the overthrow of the legal and
legitimate President of Syria even if that means
that a black Daesh flag over Damascus.
You would see the
genocide of Christians while the putatively
Christian world looks away and the genocide of
(all non-Takfiri) Muslims while the putatively
Muslim world looks away. You would see the
self-described “Leader of the Free World”
condemn the (very limited) Russian military
intervention in Syria and you would see a member of
the most powerful military alliance on the planet
(Turkey) make millions by trading stolen oil with
could go on and on, but I think that we can agree
that any extra-terrestrial observing this would be
overcome by a total sense of disgust with the human
But then you
would see one country – Russia – not only helping
to liberate the ancient Palmyra from the demonic
beasts which tried to destroy it, but then also
fully clear it from mines and unexploded ordinance
it, making it safe to rebuilt.
And, finally, you would see Russia bringing
her best musicians to render a heartbreaking homage
to those who were tortured and murdered not just by
Daesh, but primarily by those who created and
unleashed Daesh – the Anglo Zionist Empire.
I find it most
significant that the concert did not begin with a
piece by a Russian composer.
Instead the Russians chose to begin with
a poignant piece by Johann Sebastian Bach: this
famous “Chaconne”, Partita for solo violin Nº 2 in D
minor, BWV 1004.
Yehudi Menuhin called the Chaconne “the
greatest structure for solo violin that exists” and
Violinist Joshua Bell has said the Chaconne is “not
just one of the greatest pieces of music ever
written, but one of the greatest achievements of any
man in history. It’s a spiritually powerful piece,
emotionally powerful, structurally perfect”
This is no
The Russian chose mankind’s greatest
composer and one of his greatest compositions to
show, I believe, that mankind is not only about
evil, horror, lies and murder, but that the
Western civilization also produced some of the most
refined, spiritual and beautiful art ever.
Only the transcendent music of Bach
could represent a worthy “voice” to bring beauty to
the very same place where Daesh had organized mass
The message was “you want to destroy
civilization and even beauty – and we bring you
Bach as a
“weapon of civilization” is no less important this
context than SU-34 aircraft and cruise missiles are
to the “kinetic war” against terrorism.
It is ironic that
Russia, which never was really part of the
was the one to bring Bach to Palmyra.
Had the Americans decided to organize a
concert, they would never have bothered with Palmyra
or the Syrian people – they would have had Toby
Keith sing for US Marines on a US military base (or
something like this).
The Russians, instead, played Bach in
stands for all of civilization.
Even the western one.
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