IF I WERE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA…
As one might imagine, and like most everyone else, I've been watching the developments in Syria, and the "West", with a great deal of mixed feelings and apprehension. I've already blogged about the whole mess, and the decision to bomb Syria came down last Friday night while I and the members here were having our bi-weekly Friday night vidchat. To say that I am disappointed and angry at the behavior of the "West" and its "leaders" would be a bit disingenuous. I'm not disappointed, or surprised, or shocked, that Ms. May of the United Kingdom would be party to the fireworks. She is, after all, the head of a government that has put out a great deal of nonsense about the Skripal case. To this date, there still is no conclusive proof that Mr. Skripal or his daughter were gassed by the Russian government. Porton Down cannot conclusively make that case. Nonetheless, as a crisis of opportunity to demonize Russia, it was perfect. No one seemed to be asking the question "Why would Russia assassinate someone it had already traded to the U.K. in a spy swap?" Answer: they probably wouldn't, and even if they did, they wouldn't do it so amateurishly. If Russia wanted Skripal and his daughter dead, they would be, well, dead. Nor am I shocked or surprised that the vast irrelevancy that is Emanuel Macron would go along with the nonsense. And Trump? No surprise there either: here's a man who conducts geopolitics via Twitter, dismisses Secretaries of States via Twitter, and for all we know may have been pushing buttons on his cellphone Twitter account to launch the missiles.
No, that's not what shocks me. What shocks me is the utterly nonsensical and farcical nature of it. Consider carefully this article from the Washington Post:
President Trump declares victory as Pentagon details U.S.-led strikes in Syria
Now before we get to what caught my eye in this article, allow me to review what my fundamental difficulty with the Syria narrative is: Mr Assad has been accused of using chemical weapons on his own people. I don't know if he did, or didn't, or if he is capable of doing such a thing, or isn't. I do know that any motivation he might have for doing so is highly debatable: why would Mr. Assad, when his forces are winning the war in Syria, and after Mr. Trump tweeted (!) that the USA would be leaving Syria soon, then resort to an action that would all but guarantee continued American presence there, and all but guarantee the kinds of actions we saw the "West" commit last Friday evening? Answer: he probably wouldn't do so.
Which brings us to these paragraphs in the Washington Post:
Inspectors from the international Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were expected to make their initial visit to Douma on Saturday. They will collect soil samples and talk to witnesses to try to pin down what occurred.
The United States, France and Britain said they have proof, without identifying it, that chlorine gas caused victims to suffocate.
Another U.S. official, also briefing reporters on the condition of anonymity, said Western nations strongly suspect that sarin gas was also used.
Ponder this very carefully: we are given "anonymous sources" who allege the use of sarin gas. Now, if this were an anonymous source briefing reporters "on the condition of anonymity" that the US government had recovered extraterrestrial bodies and that they were on display in a secret basement of the Smithsonian, we would tend to be skeptical. Anonymous sources can and do say anything, if they even exist at all. Otherwise, the three "western" powers assert the claim of proof, but so far refuse to make that proof available.
On this basis, a nation was attacked, in spite of warnings from its major power backer, Russia, not to do so. The "West" now claims that all its strikes were successful, while Russia and Syria state that many missiles were shot down and did not find their targets. Mr. Assad denies the use of chemical weapons. He's offered no proof, of course, but then again, in normal situations, proof usually is offered by the people making the accusation. And, as noted, that's not been forthcoming. Note the parallel: we were lied to about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in order to intervene in Iraq, an intervention which placed that country firmly under the thumb of the other Middle Eastern nutcase regime, Iran. Now we are essentially being told nothing, for a further intervention in Syria.
So what does all this add up to? It adds up to a western "'leadership' class" (and I'm using the word "leadership" here in the loosest of senses) that is not tethered to any degree of reality, and that has no sense of responsibility either to the world at large, nor to its own people, to give some semblance of evidence for the political and policy actions they take. Why, after the assassination of JFK, the affairs of Ruby Ridge, Waco, the mess of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the utter nonsense of the 9/11 narrative, would any rational person believe anything they say? They have utterly lost any trust that they may once have had. They command no reason, offer no evidence, state no argument. They merely assert, and let the missiles fly, and arm the jihadists, whom they claim they're fighting in the "war on terror".
What, if anything, will Russia do? For rest assured, Russia will do something; too many Russian defense officials are on record that any action will be met with a response; the Russian UN and USA ambassadors have said the same; Mr. Putin has also indicated the same. A few months ago, The Saker reported on the attitude inside of Russia toward the West, and that many Russians, both in and out of government, had concluded that the West was "not agreement capable," i.e., that the irrationality and corruption had reached such a state that the West was a rogue culture, and no longer tethered to any sort of reality, and as "Exhibit A" in that case, we have these most recent Syria bombings, when no solid proof or evidence is yet forthcoming that Mr. Assad did any of the things he is being accused of, and no explanation has been offered as to why he would take an action guaranteed to pin the West to a presence in his country.
If I were a guest in those late night oil-burning meetings that are doubtlessly taking place in the Kremlin right now, I'd have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: if the leadership class of the West is not halted or checked somehow, then ultimately, they will force Russia into a position where direct confrontation is unavoidable. Doing nothing will not avoid that; over-reacting will also not avoid it. So the question is: how to confront the lawless rogue leadership class of the West? Uppermost in the minds of those Russian mandarins around the conference tables in the Kremlin will be the memory of the post-Soviet rape of Russia, with the knowledge that, if they do nothing, sooner or later that scenario will be forced on Russia again.
So what to do? And herewith my high octane speculation of the day: if the "'leadership' class" of the west - the financiers, the military-industrial-intelligence complex - is overrun with psychopahs no longer tethered even to the notion of providing a modicum of evidence for their accusations and narratives, then the time has come to change that leadership class, to remove the irrational corruption, psychopath by psychopath, one at a time. In other words, I strongly suspect that what will be considered, and perhaps implemented, is a new round of covert operations - wet operations to use the old KGB parlance - and target lists of individuals that need to have "inconvenient accidents." After all, Russia has nothing to lose; the Skripal case demonstrates that the Western leadership will accuse them of of such behavior anyway, on the most threadbare basis. Indeed, it might even be argued that the western expulsion of diplomats in the Skripal affair was precisely a defensive measure, that the Western leadership suspects that this scenario is what is headed their way, so best to roll up as many Russian intelligence networks as possible now, before the real "Mafia wars" begin. As part and parcel of those Mafia wars, it is even conceivable that Russia might disclose classified information on a variety of topics embarrassing to that "'leadership' class."
For years I've been arguing that covert operations is a game that two can play, but so far, Russia appears to have exercised some restraint in this respect. But the recent bombing of Syria, and the pretext under which it was done, offering no real evidence to back up the narrative, means a corner has been turned, and that the intelligence and wet operations wars may just have gone hot. Those operations might, and perhaps will, include a whole new wave of cyber warfare, designed to plant cyber-time bombs through the western system of financial clearing. Russia has, additionally, its own version of "psychic spies" with the whole panoply of "remote viewing and remote influencing" techniques, and under the circumstances, might be willing to employ those capabilities in such "wet operations."
Time will tell, of course, if any of this speculative scenario is true or not, and to what degree.
See you on the flip side...
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My take on recent events is not as dire as my many Friends make it out to be, though recent events appear to be very troubling. The ‘Donald’ may actually have colluded with the Ruskies [and that is not an unlawful act] to reach an over-riding objective that must be achieved, which is to reign-in, or encompass a greater foe, namely, China.
So, before we all ‘throw-in-the-towel’ on recent events, let’s wait to see if negotiations with the Kim regime [aka the ‘Norks’] are favorable to America, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Russia with regard to hemming-in China, and thwarting its planned dominance of the South China Sea, plus the larger area beyond it, and to also thwart Iran’s dominance. Should all of that be achieved it would far outweigh the Syrian problem where a few defunct chemical war factories were destroyed.
There appears to be a genuine goal to ‘Make Russia Great Again’ going on behind the scenes. Some sort of ‘payback’, in positive way, could await those who stepped-in to avert the annihilation of the Christian population in Syria back in September of 2015.
Just an aside.
I’m on page 7 and having a great time with a novel that is LOL humorous in a Giza Death Star inside way.
Madness Is Better Than Defeat
by Ned Beauman.
examples of writing:
… a bile so rank and doomy your standard pre-vomit is like maple syrup in comparison.
I’AM PAST THE POINT OF CULTIVATING A READERSHIP, WHICH I HAD TO DO NOT ONLY AS AS CRIME REPOTER W/THE nEW York eVENING nEWS BUT ALSO AS A CASE OFFICER FOR THE cia. I REMEMBER A SUPERVISOR OF MINE ONCE REJECTED MY ACCOUNT OF A BRAWL i’D WITNESSED AMONG COMMUNIST IN pARIS BECAUSE IT WAS “TOO hEMINGWAY.”
[HIT THE ALL caps and too lazy to recopy]
…it’s absurd to suppose that a bunch of neophiliac college-educated guys at their typewriters would be totally unaffected by what’s going on out there at the publishing houses that in some cases they’re secretly funding.
It’s about 1938 expedition of an ancient temple discovered in the jungles of Honduras.
Russia is facing an old enemy the Viking raiders who were attacking them since the eighth century AD. Add to this Russia inherited the mantle of defender of the Orthodox Faith and the heir to the Eastern Roman Empire is why whoever behind this worldwide mess is using the West as its useful idiots. Will the real puppetmasters please stand up and reveal themselves.
Marcos, you might like this article by The Saker on Russia’s ancient history:
“…even though a big chunk of Russia lies inside the European continent west of the Urals, in civilizational terms she is far removed from the so-called ‘West’, especially the modern West. For example, Russia never underwent any ‘Renaissance’. I would even argue that Russia never really underwent any Middle-Ages either since, being an heir to the East Roman Empire (aka Byzantium), Russian roots are in the Antiquity. While one could, arguably, describe the phases of western civilization as Middle-Ages -> Renaissance -> Modernity -> Contemporary era, in the case of Russia the sequence would be a much shorter Antiquity -> Modernity -> Contemporary era.
[Sidebar: you will notice that I did place the roots of the modern western civilization in the Middle-Ages, not in the antiquity. The reason for that is the fact that when the Franks finally conquered the western Roman Empire they destroyed it to such a degree that the era following the collapse of the western Roman Empire is called the ‘Dark Ages’ (Russia, by the way, never went through this millennium of darkness and, hence, she never had any need for any ‘renaissance’ or ‘re-birth’). Contrary to the official historical narrative, the current western civilization has never had any root into the Roman Empire, and even less so, the Greek antiquity. The true founders of the ‘western world’ were, in so many ways, the Franks.]
I would therefore argue that while geographically speaking Russia (at least the most populated part of her) is in Europe, culturally she has never shared a common history or, even less so, a common culture with the West.”
and now neofeudalism or…
electronic/computerized feudalism 21st century style.
With automated inequalities being digitized exponentially by algorithmic programs doing as designed.
Welcome to the new neofeudal digital poorhouse.
I have to correct you, Robert, if you use the eastern definition of feudal the Roman Empire would be called feudal the West should more correctly be called tribal. Thanks for the link to The Saker goshawks very enlightening.
Thanks for link to The Saker,
it’s right on the people[certainly, not the money!].
You ask the question: “Why, after the assassination of JFK, the affairs of Ruby Ridge, Waco, the mess of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the utter nonsense of the 9/11 narrative, would any rational person believe anything they say?”
Knowing several individuals who are completely brainwashed by the mainstream media, it is easy to see why they believe a bunch of nonsense. KQED, NPR, NYT and the Washington Post are their sources of info. That’s why!
I point out an article by you Joseph and they look at me like I’m crazy. You and Breibart are fake news as far as they’re concerned.
I totally get that. I don’t even try with my friends anymore. Thank goodness for the Gizars, or I’d go crazy.
Russia and Putin would be thinking how they could retaliate, there are a number of options of course. Will they hit the US in the pocket?, or will they do something in space?, whatever Russia does in my opinion will be invisible to most of us, but when they do it, the White House and the Pentagon will be the only people who will “see it”.
Certainly a keen analytical point of view.
We need to step up a level or six, out of the day-to-day lies and omissions. Charles Fort stated, “The Earth is a farm. We are someone else’s property.” Going down the Gizar route for now: Ancient war. Remnant ‘people’ and technologies. Continuity of purpose.
When you are wanting to kill a snake, you go for the head; you do not chop around the tail. The fact that we only see tail-chopping going-on gives us a measure of the situation: (1) we are really owned (globally) by the opposition, and/or (2) the opposition is much too powerful to confront directly, and/or (3) the opposition is unreachable.
I remember reading someone’s comment that if you lifted-off the right 100-200 individuals from the planet, everything would change. The fact that we (collectively) have not ‘lifted-off’ those individuals is a statement in itself. Any ordinary individual can be tracked-down and ‘dispatched’; just takes time and will. The obvious response to that is: we are not dealing with ordinary ‘people’. (And I do not mean powerful individuals who just hide-out in private estates or chateaus. Those can be ‘reached’.)
I am afraid that we are looking at a ‘war in the heavens’ scenario. Either the ultimate pull-the-strings individuals came from the ‘heavens’ (Anunnaki) or came from the ‘heavens’ (negative higher-beings). Or both. We should be looking in those ‘directions’ for the snakehead…
(I should note that loss-of-control of portions of their ‘estate’ – whether physical or financial – could cause a reaction by the ultimate pull-the-strings individuals that might give us a ‘bead’ on them…)
“A Crash Course on the True Causes of ‘Antisemitism’”
(within the ‘surface’ world:)
“How to bring down the Elephant in the Room”
The new Tweetocracy. Anything flies.
All sides need to get together and start separating the crazies from power. Right now, it looks as if the opposite is happening.
At least in the West.
The East seems to have their ducks in a row in the level-headed power structure. But looks can be deceiving.
Considering the majority of our “representatives” hold dual citizenship with a certain small ME nation under the delusion that they are “divinely” owed their “Greater Israel” by the rest of the Earth, whom they consider “less than Human” and whose operating motto is “by deception shall we wage war”, why would any of this come as a surprise.
One cannot serve two masters at the same time. If Russia should decide to target those behind this, their target should be obvious. This “tribe” has been a pox on humanity since the very beginning. One shouldn’t treat the symptoms if one wants to eliminate the disease. One should eliminate the source of it.
A good start.
PYRAMID HAIKU 35
Method to madness.
Giza gas chamber rooster.
Agent feather storm.
A think-tank rolling out a weaponized version of Christianity, having neither nuclear capability, nor trillions of banknotes, would engage Dr Strangelove into constructing a spiritual Tsar Bomba.
Such a Doomsday weapon would have messianic overtones. And because all Abraham derivatives tap into same substring, the blast effect will be global.
Normally, people subscribe to deities by belief. Yet, to provide irrefutable proof how the deity is constructed – scientific and verifiable – is a scope into the new world order of Old Time British Druid.
Regarding the speculation on “Russia might disclose classified information on a variety of topics embarrassing to that “‘leadership’ class,” I recall reading an article—and it was a pretty credible source— that Putin was hinting at disclosing “historical” information that would be embarrassing to the West. I want to say that Putin made it sometime around or after the time of that big fire happening at that library in Moscow in 2015. I cannot recall the specifics but I’m going to dig a bit.
Does anyone remember this? If so, I would appreciate a comment.
Adding more fuel to that ongoing fire would be welcome.
The farcical nature of the attack suggests an explicit or tacit accord with Russia Don’t forget that the action was announced, thus eliminating much of its military relevance. Of course neither the US or Russia could admit to such an accord, since that would raise too many questions.
Reminds me of Mark Twain’s adventures through the Middle East. Being a good East Coast Liberal, Twain never for a second thought all those whispered rumors through global history of Rabbis eating white babies was just ignorant anti-semitism. Until Twain went to a trail of 3 Rabies accused of eating babies, ‘Blood Matzo’. Twain was not only flabbergasted, but convinced after hearing all the evidence, that the 3 Rabbis were guilty beyond a doubt. I wonder if Russia is about to facilitate such a moment now ….
Twain said something to the effect that lies had travelled the world twice around, before truth was able to even get his trousers on.[…and that was in the stone age, way before our instantaneous blitzkrieg of lies – at light speed today.].
Judex ergo cum sedebit
Quidquid latet apparebit,
Nil inultum remanebit.
~ Mozart ‘Requiem’
[‘When therefore the Judge takes His seat
Whatever is hidden will reveal itself.
Nothing will remain unavenged. ‘]
Good. I hope the Russian’s are able to put the vile scum infecting the halls of power in Britain – shouldn’t think they’ll be short of British volunteers who would do their bidding for them, unpaid. Very few people in the UK believe anything now that comes out of Westminster or the news. Their narrative is being picked apart by normal people. So their power is already gone, it’s just a case of picking them off.