Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Russia the Peacemaker v/s the senseless war machine in Washington

Normal peace-loving people are unable to make sense of the doomsday policies that the USA churns out on a daily basis. The exact opposite is the case with Russia. If one looks under all the "hate Russia" propaganda which is thrown at us by the powers-that-be, you will be forced to admit that Russia is acting as a wise adult in a room full of vicious, unruly brats.

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar writing at RonPaulInstitute:
Russia Exposes US Hidden Agenda in Syria 
The Syrian refugee problem was maturing slowly steadily and would have provided the perfect pretext for a US-led ‘humanitarian intervention’ in that country. But Russia is there first and the best-laid American plan may have gone awry.

The US Middle East policies have been fixated obsessively on ‘regime change’ in Syria for at least a decade ever since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. (The original neocon agenda had envisaged regime changes in Iraq, Iran and Syria, but it got derailed as the killing fields in Iraq began dictating the geopolitics.)

It stands to reason that Russian intelligence has caught on to the US diabolical plot to create a fait accompli in Syria on the ground. Washington’s Faustian deal with Turkey and President Barack Obama’s authorization for air strikes in Syria (including against government forces), the haste with which Britain and Australia joined the US bombing mission on Syria, NATO statements, the behind-the-scenes undercutting by the US of Moscow’s robust efforts to kickstart an intra-Syrian peace process – the tell-tale signs on the politico-military plane were there aplenty.

But the clincher would have been the Russian intelligence input. In a rare public disclosure on Sunday during an interview with the state television – probably prearranged with deliberation – Russian Foreign Minister hinted at the hidden American agenda in Syria behind the so-called fight to "degrade and defeat" the Islamic State. Lavrov said,

I hope I would not fail anyone by saying some of our counterparts, members of the coalition, say they sometimes have information about where, at which positions are the IS certain groups, but the coalition’s commander /in the U.S. naturally/ would not agree to deliver a strike.

Our American counterparts either from the very beginning were establishing the coalition not enough thoroughly, or the idea was .......

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