JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA, RUSSIA, ISRAEL, AND IRAN – THE NEOCON’S NEOCON, VICTORIA NULAND, MAKING UGLY NEW NOISES ABOUT RUSSIA – HOW A CLASH HAPPENS DESPITE PUTIN’S EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN GOOD RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL – THE SITUATIONS IN SYRIA AND IN IRAN CANNOT MAKE SOMEONE LIKE NULAND HAPPY – SO DESPITE ALL THE IMMENSE PROBLEMS OF DISEASE AND ECONOMIC DISASTER AND IRRESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD, NULAND WANTS TO PUSH NEW DANGERS ONTO A FRAGILE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY – SOMETHING THAT SHOULD SIGNAL JUST HOW DANGEROUS SHE AND OTHERS LIKE HER ARE   Leave a comment

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COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PHILIP M. GIRALDI IN SOUTHFRONT

 

“VICTORIA NULAND ALERT”

 

https://southfront.org/philip-m-giraldi-victoria-nuland-alert/

 

A good article about an extremely dangerous person, Victoria Nuland, and the cause she represents

One of the great influences over American Neocon attitudes towards Russia – and Nuland is a Neocon’s Neocon – Is the set of relationships between Russia, the US, and Israel.

Israel and its American Neocon supporters implicitly regard Russia as an impediment to Israel.

For them, a strong, swaggering Israel in the Middle East is best assured by a highly aggressive US military posture. Full-spectrum dominance et al.

While Russia maintains excellent relations with Israel, Russia absolutely must respond to an aggressive US, and that is where the conflict between Russia and Israel and its Neocon supporters enters.

The perfect recent example of the conflict is in Syria. The horrible war in Syria is not of course a civil war as the West’s press insists on describing it.

No, the war in Syria is the result of deliberately introduced mercenaries recruited from many lands. They have a facade of being jihadists, but it is only a facade. They are paid and supplied by Western interests, including Saudi Arabia in that category. Unlike some real jihadists might do, they never attack Israeli interests or territory and they never attack the corrupt Saudi Princes that genuine jihadists would despise.

No, they attack only those Israel and the Neocons regard as enemies. Very odd jihadists indeed.

Their task is, and always has been, to topple the stable government of Syria – much as the stable government of Libya was toppled – a project dear to the hearts of Israel’s right-wing government and its American Neocon fan club. The Syrian War is a kind of unconventional, hybrid warfare involving many dark tactics, including the odd set-up scenario with poison gas to be blamed on the national government so that America is provided an excuse to bomb the hell out of the country.

When Putin decided to help his ally, Syria, in its struggle with terror, he made an instant enemy of the Israeli and allied Neocon interests at work in Syria.

As Putin and Assad largely proved successful in the fight against the mercenaries and reclaimed much of Syria’s territory, those interests have come up with dirty plan after dirty plan to prevent the full recovery of Syria, the last being Trump’s laughable claim about liking to steal oil in Syria, the idea there being to occupy an important resource and prevent Assad from fully recovering his territory and using its resources in the country’s postwar recovery.

Putin’s air forces could in theory attack and drive out the relatively small American forces involved, but that would likely mean war with America, and Putin is a very sensible statesman.

So, there is a kind of stalemate. People like Victoria Nuland would undoubtedly like to see that situation turned back to something more proactively aggressive.

She, of course, also cannot be happy over the stability of Iran under Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure,” a campaign artificially induced by American Neocons and Israel’s Netanyahu, not because they genuinely fear Iran creating nuclear weapons – all experts agree that Iran has never had a program to create any – but because Iran is the natural hegemon in the region by virtue of its size, and that is a role Israel covets for itself. The hegemonic situation for Iran was even further enhanced by the outcome of America’s disastrous Iraq War, again a war deliberately instigated by Israel and its Neocon allies in Washington, but without a great deal of foresight into its ultimate consequences.

Iran’s impressive domestically-built missile defenses, well demonstrated for their precision and accuracy, have effectively created something of a stalemate there also. America and Israel cannot now attack Iran without paying quite a price, a remarkable achievement given the terrible sanctions under which Iran works. Iran also has a “strategic relationship” with Russia.

Nuland making new noises about how the US should deal with Russia only adds new dangers to a to a terribly uncertain world plagued by disease and economic crisis and inept government.

Posted June 25, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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