The Syrian Crisis Escalates. U.S. Hegemony and Israel’s Expansion.
As I wrote two weeks ago, the Syrian crisis is only in its beginning stages. The assault on Syrian military positions last night, apparently a US/Israeli operation, is evidence that the crisis continues to develop.
There are four mutually reinforcing causes of the crisis:
(1) Israel’s ability to use the US government to eliminate foes in the Middle East that are obstacles to Israel’s expansion. Israel has Syria and Iran targeted, because the two governments supply the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which has twice driven Israel out of Israel’s attempted occupation of southern Lebanon, whose water resources Israel covets.
(2) The neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony, which fits well with Israel’s Middle East agenda, a fit made even stronger by the strong neoconservative alliance with Israel.
(3) The US military/security complex’s need for justification for its massive budget and power.
(4) The inability of the Russian government to understand the first three reasons.
From the way the Russian government speaks, the Russians believe that Washington’s military actions in the Middle East for the past 17 years dating from the US invasion of Afghanistan, a still unresolved war, have to do with fighting terrorism. The Russians keep expressing the view that Russia and the US should join in a common effort to fight terrorism. Apparently, the Russian government does not understand that terrorism is Washington’s creation. The long wars with unfavorable outcomes that were the results of Washington’s invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq led to Washington recruiting and supplying terrorists to overthrow Libya and Syria. Clearly, Washington is not going to fight against the weapon it created with which to achieve its agenda.
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The Russian government’s confusion about Washington’s relationship to terrorism is the fourth cause of the ongoing Syrian crisis. Washington was caught completely off guard in 2015 by Russia’s surprise intervention in Syria on the side of the Syrian government against Washington’s jihadist “rebels.” Russia was in complete control and could have ended the war in 2016. Instead, apparently hoping to appease Washington and show a reasonable face to Europe, the Russian government announced in March 2016 a premature victory and withdrawal. This mistake was repeated, and each time Russia made this mistake gave Washington opportunity to introduce its own troops and aircraft, to resupply and train its jihadist mercenaries, and to organize Israeli, Saudi, French, and British participation in the military assaults on Syria. Now the problem is that US troops are mixed in with the jihadist mercenaries, making it difficult for the Syrian/Russian alliance to clear Syrian territory of foreign invaders without killing Americans, something the Russians and Syrians have so far avoided doing. The Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov, now accuses Washington of trying to partition Syria, but it was Russian indecisiveness that led to Syria’s partition.
The inability of the Russian government to comprehend the US/Israeli/neoconservative alliance and what this means for the Middle East, together with the indecisiveness of the Russian government about supplying Syria with the S-300 air defense system, has enabled the crisis to escalate with last night’s as of yet unclaimed attack on Syrian military positions with what appears to have been “bunker buster” bombs, an escalation.
The attacks last night killed Iranians, and the next attack might kill Russian military personnel. At some point the Russian government might tire of its humiliation, in which case Israeli and US aircraft will begin falling from the sky and attacks on “rebel” positions will claim US lives.
The Russian government’s inability to comprehend that peace is not the Israeli/American agenda and that neither in the US nor Israel is there any good will on which Russia can build an agreement to bring peace to Syria and the Middle East means the crisis will continue to build until war is upon us.
This article was originally published on Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy.
THE BIG WAR MAY BE STARTING
If it is, it is Israel that did it.
THE BAD NEWS YOU WON’T SEE REPORTED, THAT IS NOT GUARANTEED ACCURATE BUT I HAVE A HUNCH:The first wave of attacks in Syria that got Russian tech involved was to test Russian systems, how they could be jammed, and also to test the capabilities of Russian jamming.
Russia is not admitting it, but I believe they did respond to the attacks from the U.S. last night, which proved their tech has been completely disabled. It appears the S-200 (at least, possibly S-300 also) systems were flying in circles like malfunctioning bottle rockets, completely missing their targets.
No one confirmed this, but there were some anomalies on video that make it seem so, and there was absolutely no admitted to response from either Russia or Syria. Why? Because they would not want to admit they got totally skunked, that is not good strategy.
It appears that the U.S. tested Russian systems, saw Russian jammers and how they work, and then knew how to jam Russian systems, and prevent American systems from being jammed. This would be done before any major war was allowed to proceed, and now that the U.S. has rendered Russian systems impotent, it is probably GAME ON.
The only thing that will stop it is if Russia can re-code everything rapidly, to get around the jammers and allow Russia to once again jam American stuff. That’s the kind of war it will be, let’s hope Russia can put a stop to this with quick re-programming. If they did not allow that capability in their systems, they, and the rest of us, are probably screwed.
I don’t know what processors Russia used in their systems, but if they are made by Intel, they can all be shut down by the U.S. after the missile launches. The CoreVpro tech is what it is, and will allow remote wireless shutdown. This started with Centrino 15 years ago and if things were kept classified, it could even be pre-centrino tech. What will a missile do if the brain suddenly quits?
If Russian missiles have “intel inside” they are SCREWED.