President Donald Trump campaigned on and came into office promising to end American interventionism and saber rattling and to extend a friendly hand to Russia’s Vladimir Putin. For that, the left and the mainstream media (pardon the redundancy) branded him Putin’s puppet, and the war-loving neocon right branded him dangerous and naive.
The Deep State came down on him hard, launching investigations based on nonsensical opposition research. He was, essentially, placed under siege. He also nominated (or was forced to nominate) Deep State, pro-war actors to major positions in his Cabinet.
Whether Trump meant what he was saying pre-inauguration about Putin or was just pontificating his stream-of-consciousness gobbled-gook is open for debate. But whichever is the case, it’s apparent that the old guard neocon wing of the Republican Party has co-opted Trump’s foreign policy. Trump’s new policy regarding Russia and the never-ending Middle East wars is Barack Obama’s policy, which was George W. Bush’s policy before it.
It’s so bad that the multi-generational war criminal Henry Kissinger has made several trips to the White House to meet with Trump.
It was apparent who had the upper hand when Trump acquiesced to the war party (right and left) and responded to the use of chemical weapons in Syria with a Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airbase. This attack came even though there was no evidence that the Syrian regime launched the attack, and in fact, there’s evidence that it was the so-called rebels – who are really just a U.S. CIA proxy army – who staged the attack.
The war party has been advocating for war with Russia since Mitt Romney’s disastrous town hall with Barack Obama. Now it appears we’re getting ever so close.
This week, British PM Theresa May accused Russia of using a nerve agent to try and murder former Soviet spy Sergie Skripal, who became a double agent and revealed names of Russian field operatives for cash. May threatened Russia, ordering them to give a “credible” explanation why they killed Skripal or face consequences.
The UK “will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom,” May threatened. What will happen after that, she didn’t say, but you can bet your bottom dollar if it involves military action it will be U.S. blood and treasure that’s expended.
She also refused to provide any evidence that Russia was behind an attack on Skripal, as required by international law.
Now backing up May are Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron and Trump. The four joined to seek international support to hold Russia accountable. May ordered 23 Russian diplomats out of the country, and Trump – in what the media described as a “separate action” – issued sanctions “on a number of Russian entities for a wide range of behavior, including attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.”
Some of us remember that the U.S./UK/French/German cabal lied to us about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They lied to us (twice) about Syrian troops using chemical weapons on Syrian civilians. The U.S. Deep State and their agents in the propaganda media have been lying to us for more than a year about “Russia-Trump collusion.” They’re likely lying about the source of the attack on Skripal.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that the allegations were unacceptable and that British diplomats would be expelled, Russia’s RIA news agency reported.
This all comes as a backdrop to a more aggressive U.S. policy in Syria. The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the U.S. is considering new military action in Syria (a place in which the U.S. has no business and, in fact, is carrying out illegal and unconstitutional acts of war). In response, the Russian military is threatening action against the U.S. if it strikes Syria’s capital of Damascus.
The threat, by Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was reported by Russia media sites such as state news agencies RIA and Tass, according to CNBC.
The General also said Russia had “reliable information” about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians. In other words, another US-false flag attack, like the one launched in 2013 which nearly caused military conflict between Russia and the US.
Gerasimov predicted that the U.S. would then use this attack to accuse Syrian government troops of using chemical weapons. He added that the U.S. would then plan to launch a missile strike on government districts in Damascus.
The notion of starting a new war with Russia is insanity. U.S. politicians routinely complain that the U.S. military is already overstretched and underfunded after 30-some years of continuous wars in the Middle East.
The U.S. military has been unable to defeat a rag-tag army of cave- and mud hut-dwelling goat herders and poppy farmers in Afghanistan after 15 years, and yet the war party wants to start a war with Russia, a real country with real soldiers and real weapons – including nuclear weapons.
The American government is insane, as is the cheerleading propaganda media, and so is Donald Trump. But the banksters and the military-industrial complex love it.