Below is our translation from nation-news.ru of an article concerning a TV appearance of Yevgeny Satanovsky in which he commented on a conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov regarding last year’s Tomahawk attack on Syria in which the US military assiduously avoided hitting Russian personnel and materiel. I had also noticed then that apparently, the US military was quaking in its boots at the Russian presence there. It was obvious that both Russia and the US were playing a silly little game, where Russia was allowing the US to show off its “manliness” in Syria just to please the war-loving US grassroots, which had always believed that the US was a godly nation that held the moral high ground and ought to be in charge of disciplining the world – even though there was nothing moral about its wars that accomplished little more than killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians (and particularly a certain group of innocent civilians as analysed here). Russia and Syria took the stance that it didn’t matter how US presidents bloviated and made absurd claims – like Trump’s claim that “we (the US) have defeated ISIS” and will leave Syria now. The silly statements US politicians made were of no importance to the other side as long as the US eventually left the country and allowed them to defeat the rest of al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Now this phoniness on the part of the entire Western elite leads me to speculate – and I hope you will indulge me in what may just be idle speculation at this point – that perhaps the Western elites actually want Russia, and its partner China, to win out militarily and economically in the end but are afraid the people will find out or suspect. Let’s consider the utter falseness of the US pretending that fracking could make the US the world’s biggest energy exporter. Given the extravagant costs of drilling for oil or gas in nearly-depleted energy fields, and the even more-extravagant costs of converting this hard-won gas into LNG, then storing it in hugely expensive terminals, shipping it overseas in hugely expensive specially designed tankers, then off-loading it into similarly designed hugely expensive terminals in the client countries, is it possible that Trump and the US Congress and Senate could all honestly believe that Europe would be stupid enough to buy this hugely expensive LNG instead of continuing to buy the much cheaper Russian gas delivered simply by pipeline? Surely they didn’t expect this to happen, did they?
And surely the US military didn’t expect the presence of US bases at al-Tanf and Deir Ezzor not to be challenged by the Russian forces that are now increasingly acknowledged as superior (as reported here), did it?
And surely the US Treasury and FRB would not expect that the US could keep right on printing dollar bills and borrowing money from foreign and domestic investors forever without even hinting that the money would ever be paid back, did they?
And surely the US officials didn’t expect US citizens not to eventually notice that their “ally” Israel was wantonly murdering and maiming unarmed protesters in Palestine under the false pretext that every single one of them is a terrorist?
Or that Saudi Arabia was nothing but an intolerant, violent dictatorship that was an albatross and did not merit being our friend?
Yes, the msm did a marvellous job of deceiving the grassroots into thinking the US was the good guy, the moral city on a hill, while Russia was the bad guy – even though it was the CIA that spawned the Taliban and supported al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, and the US military that birthed ISIS in Iraq, while Russia was the one honestly fighting terrorists. But can this deception go on ‘til the end of time?
Surely some day they would have to wake up and realize that this silly game could not last forever.
How much play acting are we in fact dealing with?
Or are they really just hopelessly stupid or insane?
Or, finally, could we be living in the times spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie…
Russia could have crushed the US army in Syria in 20 minutes: Satanovsky spoke about a conversation with Shoigu
January 26, 2019
Even without hypersonic weapons, the Russian army could have responded to the actions of the United States in Syria. In the spring of 2018, Coalition shells did not fall in those areas of Syria where the Russian military was, said Yevgeny Satanovsky.
Russia was able to confront the United States militarily even before the appearance of hypersonic weapons in the Russian Federation. This was stated by one of the leading experts in the field of politics and economics Yevgeny Satanovsky.
On the TV channel TVC, he spoke about a conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov about a possible military confrontation with the United States.
Last year, the American side announced that it intended to launch a missile attack on the territory of Syria. In March 2018, Satanovsky said, Moscow issued a warning to Washington about the consequences if American shells hit the positions of the Russian military in the Arab Republic.
The Russian army did not have hypersonic weapons, the expert recalled. According to Shoigu and Gerasimov, Russian troops were nevertheless prepared to defeat the United States in 20 minutes, Satanovsky said.
The political analyst added that when the forces of the international coalition struck that same spring of 2018, shells fell in those Syrian areas where there were no Russian military personnel. Satanovsky believes, not without irony, that you can look at it "serenely and cheerfully."
Author: Vera Pavlova