December 08, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - One lesson from military history is that once mobilization for
war begins, it takes on a momentum of its own and is uncontrollable.
This might be what is occurring unrecognized before our eyes.
In his September 28 speech at the 70th Anniversity of the United
Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia can no
longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world. Two days later at
the invitation of the Syrian government Russia began war against
Russia was quickly successful in destroying ISIS arms depots and
helping the Syrian army to roll back ISIS gains. Russia also
destroyed thousands of oil tankers, the contents of which were
financing ISIS by transporting stolen Syrian oil to Turkey where it
is sold to the family of the current gangster who rules Turkey.
Washington was caught off guard by Russia’s decisiveness. Fearful
that the quick success of such decisive action by Russia would
discourage Washington’s NATO vassals from continuing to support
Washington’s war against Assad and Washington’s use of its puppet
government in Kiev to pressure Russia, Washington arranged for
Turkey to shoot down a Russian fighter-bomber despite the agreement
between Russia and NATO that there would be no air-to-air encounters
in Russia’s area of air operation in Syria.
The Russian government’s low key response to the provocation was
used by Washington to reassure Europe that there is no risk in
continuing to pressure Russia in the Middle East, Ukraine, Georgia,
Montenegro, and elsewhere. Washington’s attack on Assad’s military
is being used to reinforce the belief that is being inculcated in
European governments that Russia’s responsible behavior to avoid war
is a sign of fear and weakness.
It is unclear to what extent the Russian and Chinese governments
understand that their independent policies, reaffirmed by the
Russian and Chinese presidents On September 28, are regarded by
Washington as “existential threats” to US hegemony.
The basis of US foreign policy is the commitment to prevent the
rise of powers capable of constraining Washington’s unilateral
action. The ability of Russia and China to do this makes them both a
Washington is not opposed to terrorism. Washington has been
purposely creating terrorism for many years. Terrorism is a weapon
that Washington intends to use to destabilize Russia and China by
exporting it to the Muslim populations in Russia and China.
Washington is using Syria, as it used Ukraine, to demonstrate
Russia’s impotence to Europe— and to China, as an impotent Russia is
less attractive to China as an ally.
For Russia, responsible response to provocation has become a
liability, because it encourages more provocation.
In other words, Washington and the gullibility of its European
vassals have put humanity in a very dangerous situation, as the only
choices left to Russia and China are to accept American vassalage or
to prepare for war.
Putin must be respected for putting more value on human life than
do Washington and its European vassals and avoiding military
responses to provocations. However, Russia must do something to make
the NATO countries aware that there are serious costs of their
accommodation of Washington’s aggression against Russia. For
example, the Russian government could decide that it makes no sense
to sell energy to European countries that are in a de facto state of
war against Russia. With winter upon us, the Russian government
could announce that Russia does not sell energy to NATO member
countries. Russia would lose the money, but that is cheaper than
losing one’s sovereignty or a war.
To end the conflict in Ukraine, or to escalate it to a level
beyond Europe’s willingness to participate, Russia could accept the
requests of the breakaway provinces to be reunited with Russia. For
Kiev to continue the conflict, Ukraine would have to attack Russia
The Russian government has relied on responsible, non-provocative
responses. Russia has taken the diplomatic approach, relying on
European governments coming to their senses, realizing that their
national interests diverge from Washington’s, and ceasing to enable
Washington’s hegemonic policy. Russia’s policy has failed. To
repeat, Russia’s low key, responsible responses have been used by
Washington to paint Russia as a paper tiger that no one needs to
We are left with the paradox that Russia’s determination to avoid
war is leading directly to war.
Whether or not the Russian media, Russian people, and the
entirety of the Russian government understand this, it must be
obvious to the Russian military. All that Russian military leaders
need to do is to look at the composition of the forces sent by NATO
to “combat ISIS.” As George Abert notes, the American, French, and
British aircraft that have been deployed are jet fighters whose
purpose is air-to-air combat, not ground attack. The jet fighters
are not deployed to attack ISIS on the ground, but to threaten the
Russian fighter-bombers that are attacking ISIS ground targets.
There is no doubt that Washington is driving the world toward
Armageddon, and Europe is the enabler. Washington’s
bought-and-paid-for-puppets in Germany, France, and UK are either
stupid, unconcerned, or powerless to escape from Washington’s grip.
Unless Russia can wake up Europe, war is inevitable.
Have the totally evil, dumbshit neocon warmongers who control
the US government taught Putin that war is inevitable?
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