An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Paul Craig Roberts follows:
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Alas, the Russians so fervently, or perhaps I should say feverishly, desired an agreement with Washington that they deceived themselves. If Finian Cunningham’s report is correct, Washington has taken advantage of Russia’s urging that Washington and Turkey join in the attack on ISIS by invading northern Syria under the guise of “fighting ISIS.”
Syria has now been partitioned, and the pretend or fake “moderate rebels” can be built up inside the US/Turkish occupied areas of Syria and the war against Syria kept going for as long as Washington wants. The western presstitutes will report that the Turkish/American forces occupying areas of Syria are not invaders but are attacking ISIS.
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My online response to the above linked-to article follows:
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“If Russia struck hard and fast, Russia could succeed by using Washington’s lie and claiming that Russia thought the US and Turkish forces were ISIS, just as Washington claimed when Washington intentionally struck a known Syrian Army position.” This is an interesting comment. Let’s analyze it. Is Mr Roberts saying that Putin is perfectly capable of deception but has been unwilling to employ it in the service of containing an expansionist, brutal American empire? I personally don’t believe that Putin is righteous. I only know that in relation to certain things – US-inspired color revolutions on Russia’s borders for example – Putin has been the victim, not the victimizer.
So, Is Putin, or a group of Russian leaders who Putin belongs to, truly opposed to the eventual disintegration of Russia and it’s absorption into a US-dominated global economic system?
It could just be, I think, that the brazenness of lawless, vicious American admins takes Putin’s (and all normal people’s) breath away and leaves him (and his associates) kind of stunned. That doesn’t make Putin a good guy, even if one has to give him credit for caring more about his country (in certain ways) than leaders like Obama care about theirs. (What kind of caring is it, though, when it’s solely due to an inability to project power – and all of the planet- and people-destroying activity that follows – due to the existence of a state that is more powerful and more vicious than yours?) All of these ‘leaders’ will allow the continuation of planet-destroying fossil fuel extraction and use. And none of the world’s ‘leaders’ have any use for humankind’s true savior, Jehovah God. Following any of them is no different than following blind guides. Sooner or later they and their followers will fall into a pit.
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