Voices from Russia

Monday, 17 April 2017

All Western Politicians Shout: Punish Russia!


I’m bored, kids… Putin said. How so? After that, what does the average person sees on TV? The USA dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. Then, they threatened to strike the DPRK. At the beginning of last week, they sent a new ultimatum to Russia on Syria. Why, then, did Putin say it’s all boring? Isn’t this entire sequence of threatening events alarming? However, let’s try to understand the reasons for such tranquillity on our president’s part.

Firstly, the USA played a trump card… a terrible chemical attack, which it pumped up, along with its European allies, apparently, without even a simple onsite check. It wasn’t just us, as Swedish doctors from Physicians for Human Rights stated that the “White Helmets” video publicised by Trump and the Europeans was a fake used in the interests of the Syrian opposition and even ISIS. Of course, you’ve already seen these horrible images in which people from “White Helmets” actually kill a child on camera for the sake of drama… they don’t merely make an injection, they plunged a syringe directly into the heart of a child. Generally, Assad rejects making any such attack. Our Foreign Minister Lavrov also said that the information about the attack is false.

As you recall, this didn’t prevent Trump last week from ordering an attack with 59 cruise missiles on a Syrian airfield. Of the 59 missiles, only 23 hit the target. The airfield received little damage. However, the West didn’t admit this in public. Trump said that all the missiles hit the target and the operation was very successful. He “punished” Assad. Yet, he said that we must deal with the Russians, who, they say, are also guilty of the chemical attack, because they concealed that Assad didn’t destroy all his chemical weapons. Although in fact, we didn’t destroy the weapons, Western enterprises under the supervision of the UN International Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did so. The USA also took part in this and confirmed the removal of all chemical weapons by Assad.

All Western politicians shout… punish Russia! Foreign Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his visit to Moscow. Together with his colleagues on the G7, he’s going to Brussels to discuss new sanctions against Russia because of its support of Assad. Meanwhile, a US Navy strike group led by the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson sails towards the DPRK. The USN also sent an Ohio-class submarine with 150 TLAM cruise missiles aboard. The Chinese are moving 160,000 troops to the DPRK border in the event of an outbreak of war between the DPRK and the ROK. It’s all true, but it’s unclear why. It seems that Beijing is taking care of the DPRK… but Chinese leader Xi Jinping just returned from Washington. The world is rapidly changing before our eyes, and no one can say exactly how the Empire will behave at this or that moment. On Tuesday, the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they’re ready for battle. The hand on the clock shows five minutes to World War.

Is it creepy? Sure, it’s creepy! Is it fearful? It sure is. However, that’s only if we look at this without asking questions. Firstly, we should ask:

  • Why did we react so calmly?
  • Why didn’t our air defences bring down all of the 59 Tomahawks in Syria?
  • Why didn’t we do the usual retaliation against the American-backed Syrian opposition?
  • Why didn’t we make a statement on the situation off the coast of the DPRK?

The answer is simple… Trump created all this tension to solve his domestic problems, not to bring on a war. In vain, people searched on the internet about the Third World War. What’s the real secret core of it all? His foes accused Trump of having links with Russia. Now, the Democrats scream with horror, “What is he doing?! He’s putting the world on the brink of disaster!” Nevertheless, will there be a confrontation with Russia? Are there the threats of sanctions? How about ultimatums? All became clear during the G7Foreign Ministers’ summit. Remember, Boris Johnson went there to push for sanctions? The summit rejected any new sanctions. How? Who rebelled? I’m sure it was the Americans themselves. You see, the G7 consists of the USA, the UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, and Japan. If the USA wanted to introduce anti-Russian sanctions, no G7 member could say “no”. That’s the way it is. All this means is that when Tillerson threatened an ultimatum against Russia… either you’re with Assad against us or with us against Assad… he knew that new sanctions were off the table. Why did none of the media do a simple analysis? Why did all of them doggedly write and speak about an ultimatum? It’s because they don’t understand what’s happening.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Moscow, the dollar and the rouble fell on this news. Everyone prepared for bad news, but news that came out contained no particularly harsh statements. Moreover, Lavrov said that they created a mechanism for the advancement of relations between Russia and the USA. Then, the whole world let out its breath… it was so scary! That’s when Trump showed both a show of strength and diplomatic flexibility, which saved the world from the war that he’d almost unleashed. That is why Putin was so calm in reacting to this situation. He just let Trump solve his problems, knowing that the American leader will still sit down at the negotiating table in the end. Moreover, we’ll discuss peace, precisely because he particularly aggravated the situation, creating in the West feel a feeling that to go further into conflict is too dangerous. It wasn’t our game, but we got dividends. We showed everyone that we don’t hand our allies even under military pressure. For example, for us, the Middle East is critical… that’s not the only place.

This is also important for our fellow partners from the former Soviet republics. Restoration of Russia’s superpower status launched a centripetal force. That’s what the West is most fearful of… the restoration in one form or another of the USSR, even as a union of independent states. Economically, it’s happening in the EAEC. In terms of overall security, it’s happening in the ODKB. The threat from ISIS is an important incentive for the Central Asian republics to seek partnerships with the strongest country in the region, Russia, not with the far-off USA. At the ODKB summit in Kyrgyzstan, Putin, as is obvious from his interview with “Mir” on the eve of the summit, made it clear that Russia understands the seriousness of this threat and perceives it as a threat to their security. It is logical that the West, which since the late 80’s attacked the Union through a series of “colour revolutions”, found it easier in this situation to strike at the centre, Russia, through the creation of internal conflict.

However, Rex Tillerson, during his visit to Russia, was the first US Secretary of State in a long time who didn’t meet with the so-called opposition. What does it mean? Does it mean that the Americans now reject the idea of making a revolution in Russia? That they no longer, as before, support a Russian Euromaidan? Of course not. This week, the US Congress introduced a bill on the establishment of a fund with a budget of 100 million USD (5.6 billion Roubles. 688.93 million Renminbi. 6.456 billion INR. 133.23 million CAD. 132.27 million AUD. 93.91 million Euros. 79.59 million UK Pounds) to support the non-systemic opposition in Russia. It’s more correct to say… it calls for a coup d’état in Russia with the help of pro-US internal forces. What actions will this money support?

  • Opposition to Russian media
  • Support for the opposition media
  • Support for pseudo-scientific and educational programs, to discredit Russian sources

And so on. That is, support all those who want a change of course. Good course or bad… it is, in fact, for us to decide, not for US Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV), who proposed the bill. It isn’t up to this tubby Latino from West Virginia.

17 April 2017

Andrei Dobrov



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