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My most recent book is The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington’s Perilous War For Hegemony. This book has been pubished in English and in German.

Recently, former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama used my articles about the alleged ISIL Paris attack to raise questions in Japan’s parliament about the official story of the attack.

Also recently, a prominent French commentator, Philippe Grasset, wrote about my warning that Washington has the planet on the road to destruction in nuclear war. Grasset agrees about the road that we are on, but hopes that Washington will collapse from economic and political dysfunction before Washington can initiate nuclear war.

We must all pray that the French writer’s hopes are on the mark and that the evil in Washington collapses before it can destroy life on earth.

In the meantime we must face reality, which can be discouraging. Yesterday, December 15, US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Moscow with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, followed by a meeting with President Putin. The day before the meeting the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Washington of failure to comply with the Russian-American agreement designed to avoid conflict between Russia and NATO in Syria.

The combination of Russian diplomacy and the West’s presstitute media makes it unlikely that we will learn what Lavrov, Shoygu, and Putin told Kerry. It is likely that Kerry was presented with evidence that Washington is the culprit that attacked a Syrian military base in the area of Russian operations, and that the Russian government sees this as a violation of the accepted rules of engagement, to which Washington had agreed, and perhaps as an indication that the crazies in Washington intend war against the Russian/Syrian coalition against ISIS.

Additionally, more evidence has materialized that Turkey’s attack, which downed the Russian SU-24, had the logistical support of US AWACs aircraft or US satellites. http://russia-insider.com/en/natos-got-brand-new-syrian-bag/ri11846

In other words, Russia has Washington cold on Washington’s involvement with, and support of, ISIS and Turkey’s act of war against Russia.

We will not know if a confrontation occurred, but Kerry came out of the Moscow meeting talking a different talk: “We see Syria fundamentally very similarly, we want the same outcomes.” “The US stands ready to work with Russia.” “Russia and the United States agree that you can’t defeat Daesh (ISIL) without also deescalating the fight in Syria.” “Syrians will be making decisions on the future of Syria.” “We don’t seek to isolate Russia as a matter of policy.”

ORDER IT NOW

From the Russian side, things don’t sound as well. Today, according to Reuters, Russia’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova said that serious differences remain between Russia and the US. Still, it is not completely clear that the Russian government and media understand that behind the evil of ISIL is the greater evil of Washington. How many more times will Russia be burned as a result of trusting Washington?

Hopefully, the meeting in Moscow helped Kerry understand that the Obama regime’s neoconservative policies have created a momentum toward war that needs to be broken. As the Syrian drama unfolds, the Russian government will learn whether Kerry’s words are for real or just more of Washington’s dissembling.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: ISIS, Russia, Syria, Turkey 
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  1. tom. says:

    But if the evil US Empire does economically collapse that will increase the threat of nuclear war.
    The US elite would want to take down the rest of the world with them, or make sure no one power can dominate post US hegemony.

    Why set up a US economic collapse versus nuclear war, exclusionary position. Makes zero sense.

    I want the US empire to collapse too, but that carries with it much greater risks as well.

  2. The Soviet Union collapsed. No fireworks there.

    Then again, the US was the aggressor during the cold war.

  3. Rehmat says:

    Dr. Roberts – when it comes to John Kerry, Barack Obama, and other so-called “US leaders” – I follow Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei’s advise: “Iranian nation should not trust American leaders. They’re known backstabbers.”

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/10/09/khamenei-warns-against-further-negotiations-with-us/

    • Agree: Orville H. Larson
  4. Thirdeye says:

    The US withdrawal of its F-15s from Incirlik and order to Erdogan to comply with Iraq’s demand to withdraw Turkish troops from Mosul might be the fruit of the meeting.

  5. more yakkity-yak. The ZOGlobalist encirclement of (White) Russia will continue. Russia is an enormous White pebble in the globalist Jew-shoe, and must be liquidated. Given Putin’s failure to respond violently to the continued Isramerican supply drops to the Sunni terrorists in Syria; failure to respond violently to continued Isramerican/NATO attacks on Hezbollah and Syrian units fighting the Sunni terrorists; and failure to respond violently to the Turk/NATO shootdown of his plane, I expect DC to escalate again fairly soon: possibly by closing the Straits (via minefield), which will put the Russians in a a do-or-die situation. Stay tuned

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