Exactly one year ago (September 30, 2015) Russia entered the Syrian war, at the invitation of the legitimate and elected Syrian Government. By the invitation of the Syrian government, and assisting the Syrian army, Russian aviation began to conduct air strikes against radical terrorists known as the Islamic State (IS). Various factions within the terrorist biomass also go by other names: ISIS, ISIL, Al-Nusrah, Al-Qaeda, the list goes on — even Al-Sham, a perfect name for an entity that was basically created by a team of goofballs in Langley Virginia. For years and decades now, the American CIA has been creating and arming these Islamist mercenaries, using them as a weapon to overturn governments whose existence is inconvenient to the geopolitical interests of the American Empire.
Although it has been a long hard slog for the multi-ethnic, multi-confessional Syrians to push back these Salafist head-choppers, the Russian air campaign, plus the ground forces of the Syrian army and its allies, are finally showing some fruit. Russia has proved to the world that an “unwinnable” war against terrorism is actually winnable, given the resolve, the soldiers, and enough air power.
Currently the battle of Aleppo is raging: A battle which all parties, both friend and foe, admit will be the turning point of this war. For those keeping score: The Syrian army is winning. And their imminent victory drives the Westie governments into paroxysms of rage. Because they — the Americans, the British, the French, the Saudis, the Israelis, these guys support the other side. They support the terrorists. They have always supported the terrorists. Seeing their boys losing, makes them crazy. They lash out with daily blasts of propaganda in all Westie media. Most of the propaganda being all about how barbarous the Russians are, deliberately bombing hospitals and schools and so on, while also deliberately driving herds of refugees into the arms of an innocent and virginal Europe.
On Wednesday the American State Department sank to a new low in their propaganda war against Russia: Spokesperson Admiral John Kirby opened his piehole and actually threatened Russia with acts of terrorist retaliation if Russia refused to bow out of the war.
You did NOT just say that, Admiral Kirby!
“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” John Kirby, the State Department’s spokesperson, told reporters at Wednesday’s press briefing.
Now, is it just me? Or does Kirby sound like Don Corleone issuing a “friendly warning” to one of his rivals? As in: “Nice country you got here. Would be a shame to see somethin’ happen to it.” All that is missing is to add a coy shrug and I’m just sayin’ at the end of the sentence.
This kind of raw blackmail is nothing new. Recall how, just before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia threatened to send his goons to blow up the Games if Russia didn’t back out of Syria. Russia didn’t give in to the blackmail then, and the Games went on. (And were highly successful, by the way.) Who knows what Putin said back at Bandar? Maybe something like: “Nice big rock you got there in Mecca. Would be a shame if some out-of-control drone was to wander over it and something was to happen…”
All the same, Russia should not dismiss Kirby’s threat as empty bluster. In the late Soviet period the CIA perfected the use of Islamist mujaheddin (types like bin Laden, in Afghanistan) as a weapon against Soviet interests. The Russian Federation, successor state to the Soviet Union, has been the target of literally hundreds of Wahhabist and Emirate terrorist attacks, the worst of which was the Beslan School massacre of 2004. It is an open secret that these internationalist brigades of Saudi-sponsored terror groups, which operate all over the globe, are funded and armed by Western governments. Primary by the U.S., but with Great Britain and France also playing a major role in this vicious war against Arab and other secular civilizations.
Get Your Story Straight!
And yet Westies themselves can’t get their story straight. One day they are threatening Russian cities with ISIS thugs. And the very next day, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz is spouting through his blowhole, about Russia being the sponsor of ISIS! Macierewicz if, of course, a buffoon. But he is a buffoon in a high government post, in a government that is highly hostile to Russia and is also a member of NATO! In this interesting analytical piece, writer Petr Akopov discusses the “civilizational differences” between East and West. Differences which Macierewicz plays upon when he accuses Russia of supporting barbarians.
Well, it goes without saying that most Westies regard Russians as soul-less sub-human barbarians. But please get your story straight, folks! Are these barbians supporting ISIS? Or are they bombing the shit out of ISIS?
Akopov notes that the “civilizational divide” between Russia and the West goes back at least 800 years, if not more. Holy Roman pundits of the 13th century declared that, “in Russia dwell, not Christians, but schismatics.” All means are fair to wipe out schimastics, including Crusades, wars, Holocausts, what have you.
The Slavic Poles as a people adopted the Catholic West as their model of civilization, thus explaining their eternal disdain for barbaric Russians. This is why people like Macierewicz get away with such illogical ravings and still get to keep their jobs. Accusing Russia of supporting ISIS is so very irrational and so …. opposite … of the real reality, in which Russia is actually doing something to wipe out ISIS, that it is actually laughable. It’s like, if your cat came strolling in with a dead mouse in her jaws; and you started accusing your cat of secretly feeding and tending to the mouse all these years…