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Update: Washington has reopened the conflict with a Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian Air Force Bases. The Russian/Syrian air defense systems did not prevent the attack.

The Washington Establishment has reasserted control. First Flynn and now Bannon. All that are left in the Trump administration are the Zionists and the crazed generals who want war with Russia, China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea.

There is no one in the White House to stop them.

Kiss good-bye normalized relations with Russia.

The Syrian conflict is set to be reopened. That is the point of the chemical attack blamed by Washington on Syria despite the absence of any evidence. It is completely obvious that the chemical attack is a Washington orchestrated event. According to reports US Secretary of State Tillerson has warned Russia that steps are underway to remove Syrian president Assad. Trump agrees.

The removal of Assad allows Washington to impose another Washington puppet on Muslim peoples, to remove another Arab government with an independent policy from Washington, to remove another government that is opposed to Israel’s theft of Palestine, and for Exxon’s Tillerson and the neoconservative hegemonists to cut Russian natural gas off from Europe with a US controlled gas pipeline from Qatar to Europe via Syria.

By ignoring all of these US advantages, the Russian government dithered in completing the liberation of Syria from Washington-backed ISIS. The Russians dithered, because they had totally unrealistic hopes of achieving a partnership with Washington via a joint effort against terrorism.

This was a ridiculous idea as terrorism is Washington’s weapon. If Washington can move Russia out of the way with threats or more Russian misplaced hopes of “cooperation” with Washington, terrorism will next be directed against Iran on a large scale. When Iran falls, terrorism will start to work on the Russian Federation and on the Chinese province that borders Kazakhstan. Washington has already given Russia a taste of US-supported terrorism in Chechnya. More is to come.

If the Russian government had not dithered in cleaning out ISIS from Syria when Russia unexpectedly took the lead from the West, Syria would not face partition or renewed US determination to overthrow Assad for the reasons given above. But the Russians, mesmerized by dreams of cooperating with Washington, have put both Syria and themselves in a difficult position.

The Russians grabbed the initiative and surprised the world by accepting the Syrian government’s invitation and entering the conflict. Washington was helpless. The Russian intervention immediately turned the tide against ISIS. Then suddenly Putin announced a Russian pullout, claiming like Bush on the aircraft carrier, “Mission Accomplished.”


But mission wasn’t accomplished, and Russia reentered, still with the initiative but set back somewhat from the irrational withdrawal. If memory serves, this in and out business happened a couple of times. Then when Russia had the war against ISIS won, they hold back on the finish in the vain belief that now Washington will finally cooperate with Russia in eliminating the last ISIS stronghold. Instead, the US sent in military forces to block the Russian/Syrian advances. The Russian Foreign Minister complained, but Russia did not use its superior power on the scene to move aside the token US forces and bring the conflict to an end.

Now Washington gives “warnings” to Russia not to get in Washington’s way. Will the Russian government ever learn that cooperation with Washington has only one meaning: sign up as a vassal?

Russia’s only alternative now is to tell Washington to go to hell, that Russia will not permit Washington to remove Assad. But the Russian Fifth Column, which is allied with the West, will insist that Russia can finally gain Washington’s cooperation if only Russia will sacrifice Assad. Of course, Russia’s acquiescence will destroy the image of Russian power, and it will be used to deprive Russia of foreign exchange from natural gas sales to Europe.

Putin has said that Russia cannot trust Washington. This is a correct deduction from the facts, so why does Russia keep putting itself in a quandary by seeking cooperation with Washington?

“Cooperation with Washington” has only one meaning. It means surrender to Washington.

Putin has only part-way cleaned up Russia. The country remains full of American agents. Will Putin fall to the Washington Establishment just as Trump has?

It is extraordinary how little of the Russian media understand the peril that Russia is in.

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• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Donald Trump, Russia, Syria 
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  1. KenH says:

    This all just makes me sick. I guess deep down I knew Trump would flip and become a warmonger but I didn’t think it would happen in his first 100 days. Trump let himself get manipulated into being a witting tool of the neocon madmen.

    Trump has absolutely no authority from Congress to launch strikes against Assad.

    I believe PCR chided the Russians for prematurely pulling out of Syria last year and said it would come back to haunt them and it did. But even if they finished the job there’s still a chance that our Jewish overlords would have found some pretext to depose Assad. When the Jews decide they want to get rid of someone they never deviate and never give up until their goal is realized.

    This is a dark day and I now consider Trump an enemy of men and women who sincerely wish to put America’s interests first and let the rest of the world chart their own course. He’s nothing but a fraud and a liar who only told us what we wanted to hear and now the cheap mask has fallen.

  2. KenH says:

    I wanted to believe in the Donald, but the cold, analytical side of me said that someone surrounded by so many Israel first Jews could not be trusted. And being Israel first demands that “Assad must go”.

    • Replies: @Paul C.
    , @Seamus Padraig
  3. Hillary secretly replaced Bannon on the NSC and ordered the attack!

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the U.S. military should strike Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force in response to this week’s chemical attack that killed more than 70 civilians.

    The tired, old WMD excuse is in play yet again.

  4. Paul C. says:

    Even though he’s a freemason, I thought maybe he’s using them for success only, but isn’t beholden to the Synagogue of Satan. Unfortunately that’s not how it works. Our society is controlled at the highest levels. If you want a short cut to success, become a mason (mind controlled slave) and worship satan and zionism.

  5. “Cooperation with Washington” has only one meaning. It means surrender to Washington.

    Well, yeah, but it all depends on the conditions of surrender. You can surrender and end up dead. Or you can surrender and become the pampered chief-comprador in your country.

  6. Anonymous [AKA "Wsf"] says:

    The question for me: Is Trump a fraud, or has he been compromised by something like the Lolita Express? When he campaigned on normalizing ties with Russia, that wasn’t pandering, because most Americans see Russia as the perpetual enemy that the MSM portrays. There was some insight on the part of Trump. Maybe he just realized that taking on the CIA would leave him like it left JFK. Sad times for those of us who thought maybe he could drain the swamp.

    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji
  7. @KenH

    I wanted to believe in the Donald, but the cold, analytical side of me said that someone surrounded by so many Israel first Jews could not be trusted.

    Even though I was initially buoyed by Trump’s conciliatory stance towards Russia and his non-interventionist rhetoric, I always found his over-weening zionism and his total devotion to The Tribe to be the most disconcerting thing about him. I always had the feeling that, if we came to grief under Trump, that would be the reason.

  8. @Anonymous

    The question for me: Is Trump a fraud, or has he been compromised by something like the Lolita Express?

    Well, judging by the observable behavior of the establishment (or ‘the deep state’, if you prefer), he started out with the illusion that, if elected, he’ll have real power. And now he’s been liberated from his silly illusions, and everything is back to normal.

  9. Fuzzy says:

    What is interesting to me is that he ordered this attack when Xi Jinping is in Florida.

  10. What does the Donald, a bohemian/bacchanal from Manhattan with multiple wives albeit divorced from the first two unlike a Muslim practicing polygyny and a huge appetite for greedy accumulation of gelt have in common with the hillbillies (Whites) other than his skin color? Then why should anyone feign surprise at his new found bellicosity which can only benefit him and his class materially… Better luck next time!

  11. nickels says:

    We all saw it coming but help out the tiniest shred of hope, until……
    It’s over now.

  12. #8 Wsf
    You may repeat Lolita Express information with names who flew. Then look at those names and what they did do or did not do. Blackmail and extortion may be involved. Why is no American attorney general conducting investigations? President Trump talks about Syrian children. What happened to the Lolita children?

    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji
  13. @Emmenthaler

    You may repeat Lolita Express information with names who flew. Then look at those names and what they did do or did not do. Blackmail and extortion may be involved.

    I don’t think they need any real information. From what I’ve seen so far it’s clear that they can (and do) create any all kinds of scandals and investigations out of thin air, from completely made-up stories.

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