HOW RUSSIA IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR SECURITY
Some Americans no doubt wonder why anyone would care about the situation in the Middle East. After all, it is so far away.
However, if they had a broad view of things, they would care a lot. Take Iraq for example. The US Establishment waged a relentless propaganda campaign for months to prepare public sentiment before it finally invaded in 2003, and that war never really ended, even though GW Bush claimed it was over that same year. In fact, we are still seeing the bitter aftermath, with the senseless killing of beloved hero Iranian General Soleimani on Iraqi soil, which culminated in the Iraqi parliament’s decision to demand the exit of US troops, which Trump is now sending to Syria to avoid the embarrassment of sending them home where they belong. Added to this injury is the insult of trillions in costs that can only be defrayed by the risky practice of issuing mountains of unbacked currency. Why risky? Explanation here.
This is why you should be afraid whenever you read daily about supposed internal mischief on the part of any county. China is the target today. I have shown here how the US media and political class use dubious reports to stir up public resentment toward China for the purpose of weakening the country and its economy. A sensible policy would ignore the internal policies of other countries, as China and Russia do and a sensible public would ignore US campaigns to make them hate, resent and fear the targeted countries. Surely they remember how they were snookered into the Iraq War? But the US insists on using dubious excuses such as the unproven allegation that this or that country is a “brutal” dictatorship to invade and kills thousands of innocent non-combatants and impose starvation sanctions on civilians that pose no danger whatsoever to Amerian citizens, and the public falls for these tired old tricks every time. The harm to these foreign civilians and the national infrastructure is hundreds of times more severe than anything done by the alleged “brutal” dictator. This is especially perplexing in view of the US government’s indulgence of a dictatorship in Saudi Arabia that has ordered the grisly murder of a WaPo journalist and of an apartheid government in Israel that routinely shoots unarmed protesters to kill or maim and launches deadly missile attacks on its neighbors in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon to kill Iranians who are there to fight terror (which is ultimately due to intervention of the US and its satellites, as shown here).
Conversely, you should be relieved when Russia uses its military might to discourage the Rambo-style US military from entering conflict zones. In light of the above, Russia is in fact keeping Americans much safer in so doing – protecting citizens from an out-of-control Washington – and from their own foolishness. The two articles below show how Russia accomplieshes this delicate feat without provoking a deadly conflict. Perhaps more importantly, Russia recently sent warplanes from its Khmeimim base in Latakia to Libya in response to the recent military setback of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army in its fight against Turkish-backed jihadists supporting the Government of National Accord under President Faez Sarraj, who is warm toward ISIS and Al-Qaeda, as explained here.
Russian jets swarm western Idlib as Syrian Army troops strike jihadist positions
By News Desk
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force was seen all over the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, as their jets buzzed areas like Jisr al-Shughour along the Turkish border.
According to a field report from the Idlib Governorate, the Russian Air Force was flying over areas under the control of the hardline militant groups like the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), and Hurras Al-Deen.
Some opposition activists claimed that the Russian Air Force launched airstrikes; however, a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) source said there were no recorded attacks.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army launched their own attack over the Idlib countryside, targeting the movements of the jihadist rebels and Turkish-backed groups.
The Syrian Arab Army reportedly targeted several areas around the southern countryside of Idlib, including the militant gathering points at the town of Al-Bara’a, which is just north of Kafr Nabl.
Tensions in the Idlib Governorate have recently increased after the jihadist rebels of Hurras Al-Deen carried out an ambush that killed over 30 Syrian Arab Army soldiers in the Al-Ghaab Plain.
Russia flexes might to send message to US, NATO that Syria’s coast is a no-fly-zone
By News Desk
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Russian military is no longer tolerating U.S flights near the Syrian coast, as they have now intercepted at least three American planes in the eastern Mediterranean over the last 90 days.
According to a Syrian military source in Damascus, the Russian Armed Forces previously tolerated the U.S.’ flights along the boundaries of Syria’s airspace, but given their repeated attempts to test the radar and air defense systems at the Hmeimim Airbase, the Russian Federation believes it is important to remind the Americans that they are not free to operate in these areas.
The source pointed out that prior to the recent interception by the Russian Air Force, the U.S. Navy had conducted several flights near Syrian airspace in the month of May.
When the Russian Air Force’s S-35 jets intercepted two U.S. P-8A Poseidon military aircraft in the eastern Mediterranean, the American planes were not seen in this region for several days.
While interceptions are normal, especially when flying near another country’s airspace, the eastern Mediterranean has long been a NATO zone of influence.
With Turkey and Greece located in the eastern and northern Mediterranean regions, the U.S. and its NATO allies were able to operate freely without any threats to their aircraft.
However, since the Russian military’s intervention in the Syrian Conflict in September 2015, the latter has demonstrated that they maintain a zone of influence in a substantial part of the eastern Mediterranean, which is an area they do not plan on ceding to the U.S. and its NATO partners.