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Russia Calls Wash’s Bluff, Moves to Finish Syrian War

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:37
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Russia Calls Washington’s Bluff, Moves to Finish Syrian War

 

BY FINIAN CUNNINGHAM  /  STRATEGIC-CULTURE.ORG

The Western media storm has suddenly quietened. For several months, there has been a howling campaign orchestrated by Western governments to discredit the anti-terror operations carried out by the Syrian army and its Russian ally to retake the crucial battleground city of Aleppo.

Western leaders, amplified by dutiful media outlets, have been relentlessly accusing Russia of war crimes and threatening to launch prosecutions at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Dubious images and claims of children suffering in Aleppo, allegedly from Syrian and Russian air strikes, were broadcast like a blizzard. Western news presenters were breaking down in tears. Politicians were continually interviewed with stoney faces issuing sanctimonious condemnations.

Remarkably, this week the emotive Western media onslaught over Aleppo has abated. What’s going on? How can such apparent concern about humanitarian conditions suddenly cease? The evident switch-like attention suggests that the seeming Western outcry was a psychological operation from the outset.

Syrian and Russian forces had consistently rejected Western claims of indiscriminate bombing against civilians in Aleppo. They countered that it was their legal right to vanquish illegally armed insurgents holding the eastern part of the strategic city under a reign of terror since 2012.

Russia’s initiative of implementing a three-day ceasefire in east Aleppo last week proved several points.

Firstly, the besieging militants once again, as with the earlier failed ceasefire called by US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, refused to separate into so-called «moderate rebels» and the known terror groups of Jabhat al Nusra. That failure to dissociate proved that the Western narrative of «good rebels and bad rebels» is bogus. Whereas Russia’s assessment of the violence being waged by a proxy army of amalgamated extremists going by myriad, chimerical names is vindicated. That means that all anti-government militants are legitimate targets for elimination if they do not surrender.

When Syrian and Russian operations resume to finally take all of Aleppo, then any further Western objections and protests are undermined by the recent debacles of truces being repudiated by the militants of all stripes.

Secondly, the truce and UN aid efforts last week in Aleppo were again constantly violated, unilaterally, by the militants, who fired and shelled at six humanitarian corridors established by the Syrian and Russian authorities. Although one group of nearly 50 civilians managed to escape from east Aleppo and were taken into care – recounting experiences of being held as human shields and living under a reign of terror for the past four years – the majority of the residents were evidently prevented by their terrorist captors from availing of the humanitarian access. There were reports of an Imam being executed by the militants in east Aleppo for daring to instruct some civilians to break out of the besieged city quarter. There were also other reports of the insurgents stealing food aid from starving residents. In desperate phone calls, besieged people were even calling for the Syrian army and Russian forces to redouble their military operations to liberate the city.

Taken together, it would seem untenable for the Western media to maintain the narrative that Syrian and Russian military are somehow brutally pounding a noble rebel resistance and massacring civilians. That narrative just doesn’t hold water if a cursory admission of factual circumstances is permitted.

It seems significant that the Western media hysteria over Aleppo tamped down just as reports emerged of the White House backing away from a contemplated increased military intervention in Syria.

On Monday this week the Washington Post headlined: «White House skepticism stalls plan to boost CIA-backed rebels in Syria».

The newspaper added: «Officials said there are growing doubts about what the fighters can achieve because of Russia’s intervention, and President Obama now seems inclined to leave the fate of the CIA program, which has been the centerpiece of US strategy, up to the next occupant of the White House.»

A quick aside here is to note the explicit admission that CIA support for «rebels» has been a centerpiece of US strategy. Given that the recent truces facilitated by Russia have demonstrated beyond doubt that there is no practical distinction between militants, the Washington Post is in effect acknowledging that CIA support for terrorists, not «rebels», has been central to US policy in Syria.

Anyway, the more important point here is that the Obama administration appears to be throwing in the towel on exercising a military option in Syria. Recall that for the past several months, there were frequent Washington mutterings of a «Plan B» involving military intervention, if diplomatic wrangling with Russia over regime change in Syria came to naught.

When the Kerry-Lavrov ceasefire broke down last month due to Western-backed terrorists breaching the accord and due to the massacre by the American air force of Syrian troops at Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the Syrian and Russian military resumed operations with greater intensity on September 22. John Kerry immediately went into a huff and broke off bilateral relations with Moscow. Washington began dropping menacing hints that it was exploring «non-diplomatic options» – meaning supplying more anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons to the terrorists via the Gulf Arab client regimes.

However, the Washington Post is now reporting that Obama’s National Security Council has rebuffed the putative military options, knowing that the repercussions of a full-scale confrontation between the US and Russia would be a high risk. In other words, it was all a bluff, and Moscow called Washington’s bluff.

What might have sealed the matter were reports last week of Russia’s Northern Fleet on its way to the Mediterranean Sea to station off the Syrian coast. The fleet includes the nuclear-powered Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, as well as seven other vessels.

Voice of America headlined: «Russia’s navy deployed to Syria in show of force». It added that it was Russia’s largest naval mission since the end of the Cold War in 1991, involving destroyers and anti-submarine ships.

Among the Russian flotilla currently off Syria are three missile ships despatched separately from the Black Sea base at Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula. Those vessels are equipped with air defense and anti-ship cruise missiles. The array of firepower is a blunt message to the US and its NATO allies that Russia is not going to desist from its Syrian strategy.

Russia has evidently set an unwavering course on Syria. That is, to ensure that the Syrian government of President Bashar al Assad remains in power as the legitimate sovereign authority as mandated by the people of Syria; and to ensure that the US-led covert war for regime change is brought now to a swift, definitive end. Taking the final terrorist redoubt in east Aleppo is crucial to finishing this nearly six-year war that has cost half a million lives and up to 10 million refugees – nearly half the nation.

The Western sponsors of this dirty war to topple Assad – a longtime Russian and Iranian ally – appeared to make a last-ditch effort to thwart the Russian objective. The combined massive psychological operation mounted in the West involved media demonization and criminalization of Russia’s military intervention, in addition to reckless latent threats from Washington of an escalation in its own intervention, even to the point of precipitating a full-scale war with Russia.

Russia’s formidable naval power dispatched to the Mediterranean is an eloquent statement by Moscow that it is not going to be intimidated by Western psychological posturing either over alleged war crimes or a military confrontation.

Not only that but the assembled fire power now at Russia’s disposal off Syria and the ongoing strategic advances by the Syrian army on the ground around eastern Aleppo indicate that the war over Syria is possibly entering a final, victorious chapter.

And it looks like the Obama administration knows it has no other choice but to throw in the towel.

A successor Clinton administration may well try to revive the regime-change scheme. Hillary Clinton certainly has warmongering advocates aplenty in the Pentagon and the CIA – but that contingency would not be for at least three or four more months until she becomes inaugurated in mid-January.

We can therefore expect in the coming weeks that Russia and its Syrian ally will ramp up military operations to bring this war to an end.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/10/29/russia-calls-washington-bluff-moves-finish-syrian-war.html

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  • Boo

    The sooner this war ends the better. Fast tracking the salvaging of what’s left of the people and their infrastructure could of started last year had we not interfered with our good intentions.

  • Quickly before the Zionists “Israel” and their Lackeys “America” re-inforce their ISIS friends.

    • Not all of us “lackey Americans” support the criminal minion of the Luciferian Zionist controllers. We despise this septic tank bottom scum class of beings as much as any decent human can. Unfortunately they hold the money, military and the high ground at the moment.

  • WHY is the U.S. in Syria??? They were NOT invited –so they invaded Syria, a sovereign country. Isn’t that against all UN laws? Let the Russians clean out the American funded/supported ISIS and let the Syrians run their own lives…and oil wells.

    • Has anyone ever made a list of how many countries the US/DC has invaded, overthrown their sovereignty, MURDERED the leaders, committed genocide, stolen their resources, installed DC puppets as rulers all controlled by Zionist pigs???? We are now down to (I believe) only 3 sovereign countries remaining of nearly 200 countries on earth. But this scenario has existed since the beginning of time by the evil doers. Incestuous royalty killing their brothers, sons, fathers, uncles, to take power and control. The Bible calls them the synagogue of satan!!!!!

    • I agree with you but it seems to me that Russia is just playing at war and won’t put it’s boots on in Syria because taking back a City does not take years if they are willing to send in forces and attacks the the air are not were useful unless the targets are out in the open

      Tell you mate, i think we could had been sold out when it comes to Russia regardless of the war running in the puppet press.

    • US bombed and robbed dozens of countries. It’s pretty clear who the bad side is in this world today.

  • BREAKING NEWS 30.October.2016

    Syria: Terrorists’ Offensives in Western Aleppo Fended Off for 2nd Day
    The military fronts in Western Aleppo are witnessing severe clashes between the Syrian army and the terrorist groups for the second consecutive day, field sources said on Saturday.

    More People Run from ISIL Terrorists amid Iraq’s Offensive to Retake Mosul
    raqis from the village of Ayn Nasir, South of Mosul, gathered outside the village on October 29, 2016 as Iraqi forces prepare to enter the village to fight against ISIL terrorists as part of an operation to liberate the city of Mosul.

    Syrian Army Takes Control of More Areas in, around Khan al-Sheih in Southwestern Damascus
    Reports said on Saturday that the Syrian Army soldiers seized control over several key positions and roads in Western Ghouta and laid full siege on the trapped US baked Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Khan al-Sheih town.

    Over 20 Terrorists Killed in Failed Attack on Army Positions Southwest of Aleppo
    Syrian government forces repelled Jeish al-Fatah’s offensives on their strongholds in the districts and neighborhoods of Zahiyeh al-Assad, al-Rashedeen 4 and 5, Sowq a-Jebes, Housing Project 1070, al-Hikmeh School and Jam’iyat al-Sahafi’ein.

    Syrian Military Forces Repel Terrorists’ Attack on Suran North of Hama
    The Syrian army repelled a major offensive by the terrorist groups on the town of Suran, North of Hama province.

    Iraq’s Joint Military Forces Moving towards Mosul
    Iraqi army and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Forces) deploy towards the village of Ayn Nasir, South of Mosul, on October 29, 2016, during the ongoing battle against ISIL terrorists to liberate the city of Mosul.

    Iraqi Popular Forces Launch Anti-ISIL Offensive West of Mosul
    Iraqi Popular Forces began their offensive against the ISIL terrorists just West of Mosul Saturday morning. Armoured vehicles and bulldozers could be seen moving towards the city of Tal Afar, some 78km (49m) West of Mosul. [VIDEO at Tube]

    Yemeni Forces Launch Ballistic Missile Attack on Saudi Airbase in Jeddah
    Yemeni army and popular forces launched a Borka 1 ballistic missile attack from Saada province to a Saudi Airbase in Jeddah.

    Bahrainis Express Solidarity with Sheikh Isa Qassim
    Bahraini anti-regime protesters took to the streets to express solidarity with senior Shiite clerics Sheikh Issa Qassim and Ali Salman. Demonstrations were held in the villages of Diraz, Shakhoura and Abu Saiba on Friday.

    Iraqi Volunteer Forces Join Battle on ISIL West of Mosul
    All brigades of Iraqi volunteer forces joined the country’s battle on ISIL and begun an offensive against the terrorists West of the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul to cut the militants’ supply lines and movements between Mosul and.

    A Ghastly History: US Is Using Uranium Weapons Against Syria
    Despite serious ethical problems, the Pentagon has finally admitted that it has used uranium weapons in the war on Syria – against SAA.

    SDF Wins Back 4 Villages, 3 Farms from ISIL’s Control in Northern Aleppo
    Battlefield sources disclosed that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to seize back seven strategic regions, pushing the ISIL further back from the Northern parts of Aleppo province.

    Taliban Kills ISIL’s Suicide Attacks Commander in West Afghanistan
    Local sources in Western Afghanistan announced that a senior leader of the ISIL terrorist group has been killed by rival Taliban militants.

    Saudi Arabia Evacuates 60 Percent of Villages Along Border with Yemen
    The Riyadh government has evacuated over half of its rural areas along the kingdom’s border with Yemen, media reports said Saturday.

    Zarif, Mogherini Stress Fight against Terrorism, Need to Resolve Syrian crisis
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in their second meeting in Tehran on Saturday underlined the need for fight against the terrorist groups and the urgency.

    Security Source: US Sending Arms Cargo to ISIL in Iraq’s Diyala
    The US-led coalition helicopters carried a large number of weapons and military equipment to the ISIL terrorists stationed in Iraq’s Diyala province, Arab media outlets reported, citing an unnamed security official.

    US Air Force Command Apologizes for Flying Close to Russian Jets over Syria
    The Russian Defense Ministry said that the US Air Force Central Command apologized for US planes flying close to Russian jets over Syria.

    ISIL Executes Dozens of Iraqi Civilians in Southern Mosul
    The ISIL terrorists continue to execute tens of citizens in a village to the South of the city of Mosul in Nineveh province, Arab media sources reported on Saturday.

    Iraq: Hundreds of Foreign Female Terrorists Driving ISIL’s Suicide Vehicles
    The ISIL is using hundreds of female terrorists from different world countries to drive suicide vehicles of their husbands during the Mosul liberation operation by Iraq’s joint military forces, media reports said.

    Deputy FM: Security of Bab Al-Mandab Strait Highly Important to Iran
    Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari underlined that Tehran wants establishment of security in the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait near the Gulf of Aden.

  • Such primitive Neanderthal thinking, as holy grail truth that human mankind, indulged of and by one self, data poised as smartness and knowingness of what matters, which is what creates, what we our self create, with our self, which this article see not, knows not, nor incorporates a stitch of as the most true importance.

  • Russia is looking like it’s full of shit when it comes to Aleppo and won’t commit ground forces needed to take back the city and killing ten terrorists a day is just play acting, it’s not war unless you want to add the world “Mejia” before the word war.

    Make no mistake that Russia could clear Aleppo in a day because Russia cleared Nazi’s Berlin of 3 million Germans in just weeks during WWII so don’t tell me that 1000 ISIS terrorists are so hard to deal with.

    Putin makes Russia look weak unless he’s playing a 1984 script along with the yanks

  • http://2012portal.blogspot.ba/2016/04/the-syria-pentagram.html

    The Syria Pentagram
    The real occult reason for the Syrian conflict is the battle for the Syrian goddess vortex which is one of the most important key energy points in the planetary energy grid.

    Whoever controls that energy point is very close to controlling the majority of the energy leyline system on the planetary surface. Whoever controls the energy leyline system has direct access to global consciousness of humanity.

    This is why the Jesuits have engineered the creation of Daesh (Islamic State).

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