Putin Neutralizes Obama’s Air Strikes in Syria

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– 5 September 2015 –

Janus:

Janus-smallA month ago, Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in Syria to protect American-trained “moderate” rebels in the Syrian Civil War from all threats, including from Assad’s loyalist fighters.  This almost assured an eventual excuse for us to directly attack Assad’s strongholds and force the destruction of yet another truly moderate and secular Muslim government in favor of more unstable rule by radical Islamists.

Now Vladimir Putin—also in the name of fighting ISIS—has sent Russian ground troops to Syria and is preparing to build a military base to defend Assad’s rule:

Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest indication yet of deepening Russian support for the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1,000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia.

Russia has also requested the rights to fly over neighbouring countries with military cargo aircraft during September, according to the reports.

The claims, which will raise fears that Russia is planning to expand its role in the country’s civil war, will ratchet up tensions between Moscow and Washington over the future of Syria and its brutal ruler.

Mr Obama on Friday met King Salman of Saudi Arabia to repeat their demand that any lasting settlement in Syria would require an end to the Assad regime.

It leaves the US and Russia implacably opposed in their visions for Syria.

The U.S. is committed to a policy of Middle Eastern destabilization—and apparently radicalization—either out of  gross incompetence or, more likely, the deliberate creation of Muslim monster states like ISIS.

There are at least three reasons for the United States and other Western nations to promote such a policy:

  1. The rise of lawless, radical territories across the Middle East—like those seen in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq—will eventually provide justification for the United States and other Western-oriented globalist powers to destroy the radicals that were empowered by the Islamist regimes.  Radical governments act as honey pots for radical citizens, and the radical citizens can later be identified and exterminated.
  2. The average, go-along-to-get-along people in the lands ruled by radical Muslim fundamentalists will grow to despise even so-called moderate Islam in favor of the globalist secular order, if only because such an embrace will seem like the only alternative to insanity.  The globalist hope is to create a watered-down, feel-good Islam that accepts the secular world order.  (Good luck!)
  3. The terrorism and wars against radical Islam, greater than those seen so far, can be used to further erode real civil liberties in the West and to crack down on nativists and patriots who resist the secular global order.

Of course, there is another reason why the U.S. wants to destroy Assad: Israel wants us to.

Israel has long used Jewish influence in the United States to promote Israeli interests by using American money and American power.  Why else would the U.S. even care about Syria?  For years Syria and Israel have failed to get along, and this only grew worse in the few years before the Syrian Civil War.  Syria also possesses a strategic alliance with Iran, another major enemy of Israel.  The destruction of the Assad regime in Syria, or at least Syria’s marginalization through its long civil war, gives Israel a freer hand in any attack against Iran.

After some initial progress, Assad’s forces in Syria have steadily lost territory over the past year, most notably with the loss of Palmyra to ISIS on May 25.  By the beginning of August, Obama had hoped to finally finish him off.  But, as usual (thankfully), Obama (or his immediate handlers) didn’t act decisively enough.

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Assad’s forces have lost significant territory in the past year, particularly the city of Palmyra in the central part of the country.

Now a bold move by Putin to bring in Russian troops, even if they are in reality only a token force designed to look like a larger force, will force the West to think twice about directly attacking Assad, even in defense of rebels.  The West could risk a war with Russia in which we would appear to be the aggressor.  From Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief:

Ever since the US began targeting Syria for regime change, Russia has only supplied Syria with replacement arms and ammunition—nothing new that would allow Assad to effectively combat the US backed rebels nor the Israeli Air Force which intervenes regularly against Assad’s air defenses. What I’ve consistently said over the years is that all the Russians have to do to stop US and Israeli intervention in Syria is to put a squadron of first line fighters in Syria and man them with Russian pilots, plus add some Russian Special Forces on the ground. The US isn’t going to risk WWIII by directly attacking the Russians (they want Russia to start it so the globalists look innocent). But this week, something dramatic may have changed—an Israeli news channel announced that a Russian fighter squadron will arrive in the next few days, followed by Special Forces to take on ISIS. I’ll have to see further evidence before I know it is real, but this could really put another wrench in globalist plans for both Syria and Iran if Russia shows some muscle.

By sending soldiers and pilots to fight ISIS when the United States won’t, at a time when the European Union is overwhelmed with Syrian and other refugees, Putin looks like a hero while protecting Russian interests in Syria.

Putin does risk drawing his forces into a war that could drag out for years.  He cannot directly attack U.S.-backed rebels for the same reason the United States is now unlikely to attack Assad’s: neither side is ready for war with the other.  But the ISIS forces should scatter quickly in the face of a real war against them, their members rushing to blend in with the locals while their empire vanishes in a puff of smoke.  If Putin acts quickly enough, ISIS may break and Assad may gain the upper hand against his Western-backed rebels.

While Putin is no saint, he is at least fighting the Islamic State, unlike the United States who is cynically using these barbarians to overthrow Assad.

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    • Not sure what happened there. I think it’s corrected now.

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      • Only “Press This” but it’s okay.
        Earlier today, another blogger said the same to me, as my Reblog button disappeared somehow.

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      • I don’t remember messing with those settings for quite a while. I’ll see if there is a reblog option that I missed.

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      • The reblog button option was/is selected to show on all posts. I didn’t change it, and the button still does not appear. I’m not sure what is going on….

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