NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MARCH 17 2016
March 17, 2016 / /
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The problem with politicians start when they fall themselves for the ideologies designed to put to sleep their public and their opponents. And when they don’t it becomes a lot worst.
Putin is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy and with a brain no less, while the United States has become an act using the whole world as a theater stage.
Washington DC houses the actors and players with a necessary talent, but no think-for-yourself brain necessary and none there. With all the food, the air and the electronics poisoning the masses, a ready and excited audience is always available wherever Washington DC happens to roam.
Not unlike the very end of a game of musical chairs, the USA has become the last ‘man’ standing, but thinking it has won the game, takes the bows while the real winner sits on the chair with just the hint of a smile.
To partially quote a very old TV show, “What a revolting development” it has all become.
“What a revoltin’ development THIS is!” – William Bendix, as Chester A. Riley, from The Life of Riley radio and television program.
Have occasion to use the very words altogether too often.
Wouldn’t bank to many chips on “europeans”. Many are the same stupidos cheering every time Amerika is mentioned and in fear for invasion when Russia is mentioned. Back at the old cold war game and most are buying it.
Reality is a illusive thing and most people see what they want to see not what is around them in reality. It comes in groupfed thinking too.
Spoonfeeding agenda’s are very much still worth doing especially with a population down to allmost programmed zombies quality.
The most one can hope for is that with voting more “extreme” going on in Europe, eventually that fracturing will weaken the EU so it must brake up. But that is more my wishfull thinking hélas….
Putin can put all goodwill on display most won’t see it. The refugees problem is the only problem everyone sees and that’s only because it so blatant and impossible not to feel the repercussion thereoff.
A problem, one might add, caused by the West themselves and their constant meddling in ME affairs and states. I wouldn’t put it past the globalists to have planned for this to weaken Europe so they become more dependent on the US thus making them susceptible to political maneuvering and all that entails.
Most everyone understands that all this is solely for the control of the oil and who supplies the energy requirements of the EU. If they can prevent Russia from supplying it, so much the better.
The BRICSA alliance now is far more formidable than the US in many ways and our profiteering military/industrial/banking complex has severely weakened the US capabilities; the weapons and aircraft they have been producing are inferior to what is being produced in Russia. The F-35 debacle is just one example of this; the outsourcing of our manufacturing capabilities to third world countries solely for profit is another. We have placed ourselves in an extremely precarious position, and that is by the globalists design also.
The era of the “indispensable nation” is coming to its end.
I agree with all assessments here and would only add that a major part of the calculus surrounding the swift execution of the Syria campaign and the dramatic pullout was domestic consumption, as Russians face a weakening Rouble, falling oil prices and a worsening economy,
All reports are that Russians are glowing with pride at the deft projection and display of Russian military power and feel that all the privations are worth the immense satisfaction of having stuck it to the Great Satan.
In my mind, Putin, the chess-master, is playing a long-term game with smaller objectives along the way.
Most importantly, Putin is telling Europe in general that “We are not your father’s Russia. We are not the USSR.” Stalin & Co. stayed in eastern Europe for a half century. People remember that. By ‘occupying’ and then pulling-back, Putin is addressing those fears. This is the deepest ‘game’ being played.
The second objective is an ‘internal’ one. By being honorable, restrained, and forthright, Putin is contrasting himself (and Russia by association) to the lies, spin, and general corruption of the western Players. I believe he is bypassing the political hacks and going straight for the hearts of the general populace. Sooner or later, there will be a change-of-opinion groundswell around Russia, based on this long-term behavior.
Short-term, I agree with Joseph’s synopsis. Several tactical gains. However, I believe Putin is playing a much-deeper ‘game’…
The real problem isn’t Syria here, it’s the EU. Europe is a garbage bid without a lid, and the stench is going global. Putin is a master at checkmating the US, and Ketchup Kerry is squirming that all of their plans fell apart with the Russian bombings decimating ISIS.
ISIS is a rag tag mob made up of troops from all over the muslim world, and not a real “trained” force, so Putin bombed the minds of the ISIS fighters. ISIS lost their will to fight, wouldn’t you at the sight of Russian bombers with pin point accuracy.
So just lets see what the EU does, I personally think those Russian sanctions are TOAST!!!
Farrell and Hoagland are always a great listen. The Ruskies fight like you are supposed to.. They are smart enough not to get embroiled in War w/o End Amen capaigns. This maximizes effects, minmizes casualties and preserves resources. They ran the play they wanted, scored and are now on their way home to prep for the next game. How FedGov.Inc/AngloSphere/Saudis/Turks and proxy forces respond will be interesting.
This is Russia neighborhood and besides the Russians are a land power have better things to do with themselves. Than taking on management problems they can’t really handle over the long hall. They can help and backup on a limited bases but they know when they have overstayed their welcome and leave before the pitchforks and torches come out and their shown the exist door. And besides the Syrians can do the job themselves with the right aid from their true allies and friends.