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Does anyone still seriously think that Russia and Israel aren’t allies

Israel’s latest bombing raid on Syria is confirmation that the Putin-Netanyahu Summit in Sochi was a lot more successful than some Alt-Media voices have led people to believe.

Andrew Korybko

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There’s no use for anyone to seriously deny it anymore at this stage – Russia and Israel are allies in Syria, and Tel Aviv’s latest bombing raid proves it. None of Russia’s impressive world-class and state-of-the-art S-400 anti-air defense units were activated to stop it, but this shouldn’t be a surprise for those who have even an elementary understanding of contemporary Russia-Israeli relations. While it’s true that Moscow used to oppose Israel during the days of the Cold War, that all changed ever since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the two sides are closer nowadays than at any time in their history. The author wrote about the specifics of this high-level but largely unspoken-about partnership in a series of articles earlier this year that are listed below, which he recommends that the reader at least skim through if they’re totally unfamiliar with this topic:

21 March: “Israel And Russia Are NOT On The Verge Of War. They Are Allies!”

22 March: “What Russia Said To Israel After The Palmyra Raid

6 June: “Russia’s Mideast Energy Diplomacy: Boom Or Bust?

27 June: “Syria’s 10-Day Countdown Begins

10 July: “A Syrian ‘Ceasefire’ For Whom?

The prevailing idea is that the Russian “deep state” (permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies) is joined at the hip with Israel because of its ethnic diaspora in the latter which connects them both, and that this in turn set the firm foundation for the multidimensional development of this relationship into the eventual military and strategic spheres. It might be strange to countenance the idea of Israel being Russia’s ally in Syria when Tel Aviv worked together with the US and other countries to create the very same terrorism inside that triggered Moscow’s intervention, but it’s here where it’s worthwhile to quote a relevant passage from the author’s 27 June analysis:

“Moscow is strictly abiding by its anti-terrorist military mandate in Syria and isn’t interested whatsoever in doing anything more than fighting Daesh, but it’s just that there was a prevailing unstated perception surrounding its commitments to the country that made many people believe that it was there to implicitly oppose all of the US and “Israel’s” geostrategic objectives.

 While there’s veritably an overlap between Russia’s mission in defeating Daesh and therefore destroying Washington and Tel Aviv’s initial plans in Syria, the fact that Moscow already achieved most of that original mission and its purported “adversaries” have since adapted their strategies in response to instead promote the “federalization” (internal partition) of the country as their “Plan B” shouldn’t be taken to mean that Russia will also expand its responsibilities in order to once again oppose those two actors.”

There is no scenario, whatsoever, that Russia will directly oppose Israel in Syria, and to the contrary, it welcomes its occasional “surgical strikes” there because they play into Moscow’s strategy to indirectly counter Iran. Nobody in Russia will ever openly say it, and all public statements by official representatives claim the complete opposite, but Russia is developing a growing sense of distrust towards Iran and vice-verse, and this has been hitherto unfolding in Syria largely away from the media eye. A keen observer, however, would rightly note that each of Israel’s attacks in the Arab Republic were done under the pretext of attacking some sort of Iranian or Iranian-allied unit or infrastructure, and that Russia never lifted a finger to oppose or condemn it.

The reasons for this are several, but the most important has to do with Russia’s foreign policy progressives wanting to take advantage of their country’s dominant position in Syria in order to establish and strengthen new international partnerships, all with the intent of fulfilling their envisioned 21st-century geostrategic role in becoming the supreme balancing force in Eurasia. This strategy and the “deep state” faction driving it were described more in detail in the author’s Oriental Review analysis titled “Russia’s Foreign Policy Progressives Have Trumped The Traditionalists”, which can be summarized as Russia clinching non-traditional partnerships such as the one with Israel in order to “balance out” the traditional ones that it has with countries like Iran.

This doesn’t mean that Russia is “anti-Iranian” per se, but just that the grand strategy of the two civilization-states contradicts one another on certain fronts such as the one related to Tehran’s hoped-for post-war role in Syria vis-à-vis its hated Israeli rival, which as anyone who has even cursory knowledge about this knows is designed to strengthen Iran’s overall position against Israel through its own forces and those of its allied militia Hezbollah. Russia, however, doesn’t seem to agree with this policy because it believes that it will only “trigger” more Israeli raids into Syria which could eventually contribute to more destabilization in the country and inadvertently endanger the safety of Russia’s forces there, whether through direct action or the indirect facilitation of terrorism.

Although it may pain many in the Alt-Media to read, Russia’s actions in passively allowing Israel to bomb what it claims (whether accurately or not) are Iranian-related infrastructure and troops (whether its own or allied) in Syria indicate that Moscow believes that Tehran “deserved it”, or put more gently, that Iran is “provoking” Israel through its presence in western and southern Syria and that Tel Aviv is therefore “justified” in militarily responding to it with “surgical strikes”. This explanation shouldn’t be taken as the author’s personal endorsement of this policy, but just as an empirical observation acquired from analyzing all of the Israeli bombing raids on Syria over just this year alone. The implicit cooperation, albeit even if passive, that Moscow extends to Tel Aviv in this regard might also have to do with its decision makers wanting to keep Iran on the overall strategic defensive so that the existing support that Russia provides to it acquires a relatively more heightened importance by comparison.

For better or for worse, Russia believes that Iran needs it more than the reverse, and that no matter how begrudgingly it might do so, Tehran will continue to cooperate with Moscow no matter what happens because it has no possibility to replace it in the strategic spheres of nuclear energy cooperation and the Syrian peace process, et al. Moreover, as the troika of Israel, the US, and Saudi Arabia (conceptualized by the author as “Cerberus”) pile on the pressure against their rival and ceaselessly work to encourage their partners to do so as well, the Russian vector of Iranian economic policy will continue to look more attractive as a “pressure valve”, especially in view of the planned North-South Transport Corridor that both sides are working on together with India and Azerbaijan. So long as Russia isn’t directly (key word) hostile to Iran, whether in Syria or elsewhere, and continues to rely on Israel as its “cat’s paw” out of both Moscow and Tel Aviv’s self-interested reasons in doing so, there’s little reason to expect Tehran to “play hardball” in downscaling its existing cooperation with Russia.

Moreover, to touch upon the aforementioned geostrategic contradictions between Russia and Iran, if Iran were to successfully fulfill its grand strategic vision of establishing a “Resistance Arc” between itself, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, then Russia would lose its newfound role as the supreme balancing force in this pivotal space. Rather, Moscow reasons, it’s better for Russia to remain the most powerful actor here in order for it to cut deals with all partners that could potentially play out to its larger benefit, such as in this case possibly participating in the Israeli-Cypriot-Greek pipeline to Europe. This was described in the author’s earlier-mentioned work about “Russia’s Mideast Energy Diplomacy: Boom Or Bust?”, and the idea is that joint Russian-Israeli cooperation in countering Iran’s growing post-war role in Syria might be the condition for Moscow’s involvement in this energy project. It could also be reasonably speculated that Russia expects wealthy Israeli businessmen (likely those of Russian background) to invest in their former homeland as part of this quid-pro-quo arrangement in order to help Moscow deal with the Western sanctions against it, which Tel Aviv crucially declined to partake in.

Again, it can’t be emphasized enough how none of this should come as a surprise for objective observers, but it’s just that the Alt-Media Community has been treated to an incessant barrage of “wishful thinking” over the years in coming to actually believe that Russia is somehow “against” Israel in general, and particularly in Syria. A perfect example of this which took place only recently was the premature triumphalism about the purported failure that the Netanyahu-Putin Summit in Sochi allegedly was, though the wisdom of hindsight has now disproven all of that commentary since it’s very likely that the two leaders discussed what would soon thereafter be the Israeli raid on Homs. This allows one to view the oft-repeated analysis that Putin snubbed Netanyahu, and the even more regularly repeated though constantly debunked theory that Russia set up an S-400 “air bubble” against Israel in Syria, as nothing more than an Alt-Media “echo chamber” amplified by Iranian-friendly voices.

The intention in pointing this out isn’t at all to “defend Israel” or “denigrate Iran”, but just to draw attention to the psychology of groupthink which has taken over Alt-Media and frequently leads to the creation of unrealistically high and almost always false hopes, thereby calling into question the professional accuracy of some of the leading forces who constantly promote such views despite being contradicted on countless occasions by the cold hard truth of reality. It’s tacitly understood that there’s a certain “political correctness” involved in denying Russia’s very close and comprehensive strategic partnership with Israel, especially if one is speaking on Mideast-based media platforms that are traditionally friendly or at the very least respectful towards Moscow, but this will have to change if pundits and aspiring analysts genuinely desire to reflect the objective reality of what’s happening in the world and why…unless, of course, they’re content with putting their reputation on the line in order to advance a certain narrative.

DISCLAIMER: The author writes for this publication in a private capacity which is unrepresentative of anyone or any organization except for his own personal views. Nothing written by the author should ever be conflated with the editorial views or official positions of any other media outlet or institution. 

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Paul Kindlon
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Paul Kindlon

Russia has -along with Hezbollah and Iran- destroyed Israel’s big plan for Syria. Israel has lost because of Russian involvement. The war over the past 2 years has been literally run by Russian top staff. Where battles were fought and how they were fought –all determined by Russians with Russian technology backed up by the Russian air force. Let’s wait more than 24 hours before we analyze what just happened with this air strike.

Shannon
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Shannon

Agreed – great comment. Syria, Hezbollah, Iran — these are Russia’s allies. The Netanyahu government consists of the Kremlin’s useful idiots. Color that up with all kinds of beautiful “strategic partnership” language if you want.

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TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Let’s consider that the Israeli attack came through Lebanon, with which Russia has no agreement. Also, consider that the Russians probably recognized this attack was a probe and decided to wait until they could inflict a really crushing defeat. Russians are very patient.

RS
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RS

Russia needs to avoid US/Israel provocations. After the Syrian/Iran victory, Hezbollah(arguably the worlds most battle tested army) will address the Israel issue with the highest trained army and ??? 150K missiles? Not the bottle rockets of old this time. Not a good time to be occupying Gaza. Russia needs to avoid escalation, but they know all this better than me.

lickeyleaks
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lickeyleaks

1 Russia lets Israel do what it wants,we all know Israel & US are in bed together and if Russia attacked Israel planes ect,it would unleash US “Fire & Fury” programme which RF does not need in Syria,it would make matters worse all round.
2 Iran,as above,the same reasons + RF also wants to keep Iran’s anger up against Israel for the future…

Dario
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Dario

apparently the author is obsessed with proving this supposed alliance between Russia and Israel … he ignores the innumerable reasons that explain Russia’s lack of response.

Marija
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Marija

which are?

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal
Marija
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Marija

Could you be more specific which point explains Russian lack of response to Israeli attacks? Because there is none.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

To begin with the article talks about SYRIA’S capabilities to protect its airspace. BTW, it is FIRST the responsibility of the SYRIAN Government to make a response. NOT Russia. ASSAD is the President of Syria. Putin is the President of RUSSIA and he will NEVER usurp the responsibilities of the Syrian Government nor its sovereignty.

Assad ALREADY responded to aggression from Israel in March of this year. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-17/syrian-army-claims-it-shot-down-israeli-jet
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703201051787165-syria-assad-israel-air-defense/

It may be that Assad has already responded to the Israeli attack this month though the reports are unconfirmed. http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/09/unconfirmed-syrian-forces-shoot-down.html
https://southfront.org/syrian-air-defense-force-fired-s-200-missile-at-israeli-warplanes-over-lebanon-reports/
http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/1.811219
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/israel-launches-air-strikes-syria-and-assads-waiting-game

Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

As this war tames down and infrastructure is priority…Russia will be sitting on the fence…they know and we know that any action against Israel will bring in the US war hawks…and they have bases all over the area….What if Israel bombs Iranian troops…now thats a problem. I feel Russia tolerates Israel…for a reason…in time Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Iran will be Russian friendlies as I think Russia is also creating this alliance…its no secret who owns the media in the west and who would misconstrue any actions to be geared at Russia….with NATO on there doorstep and the Asian pivot to… Read more »

RS
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RS

American njews?

Jan Blatt
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Jan Blatt

Well I would like to know what Syrian government thinks of this. It’s long time ally allowing Israel to bomb it’s troops whenever it wants. Perhaps even giving permission. Remembering that Israel was supporting Isis and the other terrorists trying to overthrow it, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents, this news has burst some of us newly Russian supporters bubble. The belief that many of us had, that Russia was doing the right thing by it’s ally because it was the right thing, was probably wishful thinking and naivety. Posted a similar comment on Duran facebook, page.… Read more »

Bente Petersen
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Bente Petersen

actually not worth comments !!!!

STEVONATRON
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STEVONATRON

There’s a lot of people convinced Russia are the good guys in world politics today. Indeed, I was hoodwinked for some time until I started looking into the truth about Alexander Dugin and Putin’s admiration for his views. As the article above claims, I strongly suspect Russia are in cahoots with Israel and are therefore not in favour of world peace.

Matt Hol
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Matt Hol

bulsit

seby
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seby

Russia is also aware that the USA has been bombing and assisting the mercenary terrorist army against the sovereignty of Syria. Are we to assume because they haven’t nuked Washington DC they are in cahoots with them?

Russia engage in realpolitik, which can involve keeping your enemies even closer than your friends. They do not have the luxury of the author from his comfy chair parading monty python like inquisition charades as political analysis!

JNDillard
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JNDillard

I agree completely, as my own comment shows. Thanks.

Norman
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Norman

Don’t worry about Bibi. He’ll get his when it’s due.

Herbert Dorsey
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Herbert Dorsey

This author is grasping at straws to make his case. The real reason Russia hasn’t downed U.S. or Israeli jets illegally bombing Syria is that Russia is bending over backward to avoid a war with either superpower. Israel has submarines that can launch intermediate range nuclear armed missiles just about anywhere.

Marija
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Marija

So why doesn’t Israel then level Damascus and have it over with?

Since Russia will be sitting avoiding hot war

Herbert Dorsey
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Herbert Dorsey

A good question. Perhaps Israel learned from its 2006 invasion of Lebanon that air strikes alone will not bring victory. Hesballah routed Israel then, even though Israel was bombing all over Lebanon.

Tony
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Tony

If you’ve noticed, Israel can only bomb targets near the Israeli and Lebanese borders. The Israeli aircraft fire long range weapons and don’t even have to enter Syrian airspace most of the time. Also the Syrian Air-Def network has been significantly weakened during the last 6 years by the loss of many AD bases and equipment

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Actually that has just changed this month significantly for the better and may explain why Israel had to strike using Lebanese air space:
https://thesaker.is/russia-and-syria-create-joint-air-defense-system/
http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/09/for-israel-and-us-russia-has-closed.html

Marija
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Marija

Your answer does not address the question

JNDillard
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JNDillard

Generally, the articles that The Duran posts are thoughtful and well-argued. That is the reason I return here. However, this article is an impressive exception to that rule and that standard. Perhaps The Duran published Mr. Korybko’s piece to check to see if its readers are paying attention or to get a little blood flowing in its readership, or worse, this may be an attempt to appear “fair and balanced.” In any case, let’s not mince words: Guys, this analysis is stupid and publishing it is stupid. Russia supports its own interests. Where they coincide with Israeli interests it supports… Read more »

Marija
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Marija

” On the contrary, recently at Sochi, Putin turned down Netanyahu’s
desperate efforts to drive a wedge between Russian and Iranian
interests.”

Remind us of the evidence for that?

Gonzogal
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JNDillard
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JNDillard

Thanks Gonzogal! You saved me some work!

Marija
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Marija

What do you mean Russia allowing Israel si a long standing policy hence that is why Russia and ISrael aren’t allies? Do you hear yourself?

and what I wrote above

“So links that say “israeli interests are well taken care of “shows that
Russia does not cooperate with Israel? Then Israel is allowed to bomb
Syria few days later and that additionally proves Russia and Israel are
not allies despite Putin calling Israel an ally which was published by
Russian media? “

Marija
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Marija

So links that say “israeli interests are well taken care of “shows that Russia does not cooperate with Israel? Then Israel is allowed to bomb Syria few days later and that additionally proves Russia and Israel are not allies despite Putin calling Israel an ally which was published by Russian media?

Can you people be any more pathetic?

pogohere
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The last para is classic Korybko: verbose–it’s one sentence– and a defense of his own position. It’s a shame because he is intelligent and diligent. It seems events have moved beyond his ken, as is true of many analysts who have been helpful in the past.

Sergey Tokarev
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Sergey Tokarev

Quite possibly, this article has been generated by software. It is a proof that AI can’t replace people yet.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

The mere fact that Israel is prodding to cause a response is reason enough not to do so until the situation in Deir Ezzor, Idlib and the Syrian Kurdish areas are resolved.
I feel that Israel will be the last terror nation to fall in this war against Zioniat thievery .
Soon there will be more information and witnesses to the Israeli/US collusion with ISIS and Al Nusra that the Western MSM will not be able to ignore.

Instant gratification may be nice but is often short lived. Waiting until the time is right is far more pleasing.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

An extremely interesting article on Syria’s lack of immediate “response” to the Israeli strike:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/israel-launches-air-strikes-syria-and-assads-waiting-game

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Yes. All the Israelis want in for the SAA or Russia to give the jewboys a bloody nose that will cause a major conflagration and divert much needed resources from clearing the terror gangs from Syria.

A worry of course is if Israel creates a false flag attack and blames that on Hezbollah.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“A worry of course is if Israel creates a false flag attack and blames that on Hezbollah.”

They are trying! Either Hezbollah or the Syrian Government…all you have to see is their comments this week about the site they bombed. Between that and the fake OPCW/UN statements this week shows they have not given up and want to do anything to bring on a full out onslaught.

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

Every time the SAA gains the upper hand the same US/Israeli, Nato playbook with silly stories about gas, attacks on peaceful Israel, mass murder etc is used again and again. Its rather like watching an old ‘B’ movie.

Unbelievable 🙂

Sadly all to many citizens in the US,Canada and other NATO countries actually think that the US is a force for good. Opinions are changing BUT only with people who have the ability to analyse and see through the fog of US propaganda.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Well said!

Marija
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Marija

Excellent article. It gives much needed education to all of us who look to get truly informed and educated and not just have our wishful biases confirmed. Thank you Duran!

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

Must have missed the most RECENT attack. When and where exactly was it?

Marija
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Marija

today

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

Golan Heights? So nothing new that it hasnt already been doing for the last half century?

Marija
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Marija

No, in northwestern Syria. Hama
But what are you saying: “It’s okay to bomb Syria if you have been doing that for a long time”?

Marija
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Marija

Syria dude, Syria. Israel has not been bombing Syria until the war started

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

Never heard of Yom Kippur War , “dude”?

Marija
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Marija

That was the war that was over 40 years a ago. 40 years later, now ,Israel started bombing Syria under Russian umbrella.

I can spell it out for you any way you want, and you can try to pretend it’s not what is.

Jorge Bizarro
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Jorge Bizarro

There is another very plausible side to this story being ignored (may be voluntarily by Russia)…I call it the “Exocet” effect. Russia -like many others -uses third party circuits, components to build their SS300 SS400 missiles and other military equipment (like the US uses many ‘made in China’ components). It happens that they probably use INTEL processors and these ARE MADE IN ISRAEL and posses many back doors. What I think is happening is that these missiles are prevented from targeting Israeli planes. Iran found this some month ago with their SW300 and that is why they stop buying them… Read more »

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

Israel steals everybody’s technology and re-sells it.

sepheronx
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sepheronx

Not even close. They use DSP cores and predominantly Russian processors. Nice tin foil hat theory

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal
l3leach
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l3leach

Great analysis, though ally might not be the right word for their relationship.

Helen4Yemen
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Helen4Yemen

The prevailing idea is that the Russian “deep state” … is joined at
the hip with Israel because of its ethnic diaspora in the latter which
connects them both.”

What “ethnic diaspora”. I am lost, what is the author trying to say?

Robert Duran
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Robert Duran

Many Russian Jews migrated to Israel

Helen4Yemen
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Helen4Yemen

But the Russians do not consider them one of their own, do they?

Punisher 1
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Punisher 1

I have to agree largely (as much as I hate it ) with the author. Putin has never shown any anti-Jewish or anti-zionist feeling that I can think off. And Russian Jews hold vast power inside Russia. Most of the powerful oligarchs in Russia (at least 8 out of 10) are of Jewish background.Many of Putin’s closest friends are Jewish Russians. And easily over half the 5th column leadership in Russia is of Jewish background.Those are just facts that can’t be denied.As much as I and others would “like” him to oppose Israel,I don’t see it. That doesn’t mean he… Read more »

Robert Duran
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Robert Duran

You are apparently the only open eyed cool headed person here not commenting based on emotion.Great and truthful comment

Matt Hol
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Matt Hol

His whole thing about China is BS. China sucks at forign policy

peterkellow
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peterkellow

The article is peppered with phrases like “There’s no use for anyone to seriously deny it anymore…” “this shouldn’t be a surprise for those who have even an elementary understanding…” “there was a prevailing unstated perception…” “A keen observer, however, would rightly note…” “Again, it can’t be emphasized enough how none of this should come as a surprise for objective observers,…” These phrases should be a red flag to “keen observers” [sic] that you are reading junk journalism. Rather than give facts he tries to make you feel stupid if you disagree. Like a lazy journalist he refers you to… Read more »

Marija
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Marija

Perhaps you missed the see entire alt-media industry that lives off telling people nice fairy tales about how Putin is going to crush Zionism and NWO

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

If Russia and Israel were allies:
1. Russia would no longer be under sanctions as a single phone call to Israel buddy could sort everything out overnight.
2. Russia would be able to get Trump to pull his head in and stop his aggressive behaviour towards Russia
3. Assad would have never become chums with Russia, nor invited them into Syria if they were Israeli allies.

Robert Duran
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Robert Duran

Geopolitics is more complicated than this bro.Your points here are naive at best

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

Drop the arrogance and address the comment.

Robert Duran
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Robert Duran

that will be a waste of my time..As I said..Naive

Niall
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Andrew, you really need to get out more. I mean that seriously; physical work will do you good! This is another instance of you ‘over-thinking it’. You get ‘idées fixes’, then start ‘fitting the facts around the theory’. Like Pakistan being ‘holy’ to India’s ‘evil’. It’s classic black-and-white thinking.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“There are myriad possible reasons why Russia either doesn’t or can’t block Israeli transgressions”

The first reason is that Russia realizes that it is up to the Syrian Government to decide if it retaliates again as it did in March of this year: http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/03/syria-confirms-shooting-down-one.html

Second, here is an excellent analysis of its position as regards Israels latest strike: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/israel-launches-air-strikes-syria-and-assads-waiting-game

hvaiallverden
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hvaiallverden

This article made me almost puke, and the incestuous relationship, will shine thru, and I know Russia again will make the same mistake, once again lead astray, by some obscure and infantile fear of offending the scums of this earth, huh, how pathetic this game is, shows the ugly truth, Russia have no spine, what an shame. And again, the never ending use of narratives I find remarkable, anti-semit, huh, Jesus f…. Christ why do the apologist for ethnic cleansing, always pimp the f…. victim card in every bloody time we debate the terror state Israel. I can tell you… Read more »

santiago
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santiago

The Author uses his own past flawed stories as support for this piece, like if he is desperate to have unmatching pieces match

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

I don’t know about Russia and Israel being allies, but I do know they are NOT enemies. The relations between the two leaders and countries are “au beax fixe”, meaning very good. V.Putin visited twice Israel, and B.Netanyahu was received to Kremlin many times. The diplomatic relations were restored in 1991; the trade exchanges reached $5 billion in 2016. Russian tourists represent 10% of the 3 million tourists visiting Israel each year.

Helen4Yemen
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Helen4Yemen

How much more are the European going to squat on and leech off Arab land?
Palestine is not their grandma’s land, is it? Poland, Lithuania, Russia are.

Helen4Yemen
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Helen4Yemen

1530 THE COMPLETE DIARIES OF THEODOR HERZL

Russian Minister of Finance Witte told Herzl:

“I believe it is the fault of our government. The Jews are too
oppressed. I used to say to the late Emperor Alexander III: ‘Your
Majesty, if it is possible to drown the 6 or 7 million Jews in the
Black Sea, I have absolutely no objection to it. But if it isn’t
possible, we must let them live.’ That has continued to be my view.
I am against further oppression.”
_____________________
Russia and the rest of the European countries were elated with Herzl’s idea to make European Jewry other people’s problem.

Citizen Galactic
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Citizen Galactic

Duh! The recent attack referred to was missiles launched from Israeli planes that were over LEBANESE airspace. So as to specifically avoid being engaged by Syrian/Russian anti-air assets, IMO.
It was a stupid little temper tantrum by Israel and only shows their frustration that their Jihadi buddies in Syria are losing.

Robert Duran
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Robert Duran

I have always wondered about 2 things. Firstly, why did Russia take so long to intervene in Syria? Had Russia intervened in Syria a year earlier that war could have been over by now with countless lives saved.Things did not change in Syria over night.It was clear from the beginning what was happening.Secondly these S300 that Russia kept denying Iran for so long.Russia knows that these Iran nuclear weapon thing is nonsense and fake.We saw the fake Iraqi accusations. So why deny a sovereign country the right to self defense for so long if they are genuine allies..Something doesn’t add… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“why did Russia take so long to intervene in Syria? ”

Answer: Because under International Law, Russia had to wait for a request for assistance from Assad’s government.

“these S300 that Russia kept denying Iran for so long.Russia knows that these Iran nuclear weapon thing is nonsense and fake.We saw the fake Iraqi accusations. So why deny a sovereign country the right to self defense for so long if they are genuine allies..Something doesn’t add up..The auther is right..”

Answer: Because Russia was obeying the UN sanctions against Iran. Once they were lifted the S300’s were delivered.
https://www.rt.com/news/342483-s-300-deployed-iran/
http://russia-insider.com/en/military/first-batch-russian-s-300-missiles-have-arrived-iran/ri15685
http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-02-20/russia-to-send-iran-1-billion-worth-of-missile-defense-systems/
https://sputniknews.com/military/201704291053142611-iran-russia-military-cooperation/

Robert Duran
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I am aware that the S300 was delivered.So no point in posting all these links..Let me remind you..Sanctions never prevented Russia from delivering the S300..It was described as a “gesture of good will” to the west by Russia…So spare me the sanctions nonsense

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Then your original post asking questions is ridiculous and stupid. If you are not looking for answers, dont ask questions!

Turbofan
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Turbofan

“Because Russia was obeying the UN sanctions against Iran. Once they were lifted the S300’s were delivered.”

“Sanctions never prevented Russia from delivering the S300..It was described as a “gesture of good will” to the west by Russia”

“Then your original post asking questions is ridiculous and stupid. If you are not looking for answers, dont ask questions”..

Is that how you react when you are wrong?..You really need to grow up..

seby
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seby

Russia knows that israel is the military army base of the dying US empire. It’s just a matter of time. Russia has no interest to “protect” a mentally deranged ACQUAINTANCE. It sees where the tide is going. Its real allies are China and other BRICS countries, and pretty much the rest of the civilized world that doesnt have their heads up the arse of the rotting US empire carcass. Apparently when the lithuanian zionist ran screaming to Moscow on the last visit shouting that the racist state would not tolerate an Iranian influence in Syria, Vladimir replied “good luck with… Read more »

andron
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andron

Very smart and plausible analysis, which answered a lot of question and explained many extraordinary stances by Russia.
By the way I’d like to add to “Punisher1” list below the neo-oligarch Kirill Shamalov the son-in-law of V.Putin and Bibi’s fingers in the Kremlin; as Kushner is in the White house! I bet they compare notes about their respective stooges.
It is pathetic for some commenters to malign the author for his views, instead of presenting intelligent scouter-argument, for all of us to benefit from!

andron
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andron

Sorry, … counter-argument.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal
Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“There’s no use for anyone to seriously deny it anymore at this stage – Russia and Israel are allies in Syria, and Tel Aviv’s latest bombing raid proves it. None of Russia’s impressive world-class and state-of-the-art S-400 anti-air defense units were activated to stop it, but this shouldn’t be a surprise for those who have even an elementary understanding of contemporary Russia-Israeli relations” There are also unconfirmed reports that Syrian Defense Systems shot down an Israeli jet http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/09/unconfirmed-syrian-forces-shoot-down.html Why does everyone including Mr KORYBKO think that it is Russia that should respond?! Syria is a SOVEREIGN COUNTRY with an ability… Read more »

cap960
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cap960

I think Russia is allowing Israelis to act as Israelis. Once the Israelis have had their fun, Russia will have more ammunitions to deal with the Golan heights and Palestine problems. Who truly knows? Time will tell.

Walter Dublanica
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Walter Dublanica

Putin is smart enough to realize you have to have all the cards in your hand to come out with the best results. Israel is just a few of these cards. Also BiBi may be able to influence the neocon cabal that rules american foreign policy.

Melotte 22
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Melotte 22

Just stop it please with your nonsense in regards to Russia-Israel being allies.
This is a second time you are trying to convince us, in some twisted ways, about Israel being Russia’s ally.
Russia doesn’t need criminal regime in Tel Aviv as an ally. Israel is a main initiator of Syrian destruction aiming to steal more land. It is simple as that.

GavinSealey
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GavinSealey

To suggest that Russia would not ‘in any circumstances’ directly oppose Israel in Syria is incredible. It would be a defeat for Russia if the Israelis were allowed to invade Syria or attack the presidental palace or major Syrian assets, particularly at this time. Of course Russia will avoid military confrontation with Israel and the US since such confrontation would hurt both themselves and the Syrians. To suggest that Russia sees Israel as a ‘catspaw’ against Iran is ungenerous and I think incorrect. It may be unhelpful to Syria’s future cohesion as a politically secular and culturally multifaith nation to… Read more »

Michael Green
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Michael Green

You people still thinks Issrael and the zionnist lobby don’t control everything??? They are the master minds behind every war ,and every decision around the world ! and every false flag job done by Mossad ,CIA and M16 .The Anglo-Zionnist joint venture …enslaving destroying the world .

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The real reason Western media & CIA turned against Saudi MBS

The problem with MBS isn’t that he is a mass murdering war criminal, it is that he is too “independent” for the United States’ liking.

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Forces are aligning against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, lead by elements within the CIA and strong players in the mainstream media. But what is really behind this deterioration in relationship, and what are its implications?

Following the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, western media and various entities, including the CIA, appear to have turned their back on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS). In response to the scandal, the Guardian released a video which its celebutante, Owen Jones, captioned“Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest threats on Earth. Time to stop propping up its repulsive regime.”

The Guardian was not alone in its condemnation. “It’s high time to end Saudi impunity,” wrote Hana Al-Khamri in Al-Jazeera. “It’s time for Saudi Arabia to tell the truth on Jamal Khashoggi,” the Washington Post’s Editorial Board argued. Politico called it “the tragedy of Jamal Khashoggi.”

Even shadowy think-tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Atlantic Council released articles criticising Saudi Arabia in the wake of Khashoggi’s death.

A number of companies began backing away from Saudi money after the journalist’s death, including the world’s largest media companies such as the New York Times, the Economist’s editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes, Arianna Huffington, CNN, CNBC, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Google Cloud CEO, just to name a few.

The CIA concluded that MBS personally ordered Khashoggi’s death, and was reportedly quite open in its provision of this assessment. Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the UN, also took time out of his schedule to express concern over Saudi Arabia’s confirmation of the killing.

At the time of the scandal, former CIA director John Brennan went on MSNBC to state that the Khashoggi’s death would be the downfall of MBS. Furthermore, the US Senate just voted in favour of ending American involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen (a somewhat symbolic victory, though this is a topic for another article), but nonetheless was a clear stab at MBS personally.

The only person who appeared to continue to uphold America’s unfaltering support for MBS, even after all the publicly made evidence against MBS, was the US president himself. So after years of bombarding Yemen, sponsoring terror groups across the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and beyond, why is it only now that there has been mounting opposition to Saudi Arabia’s leadership? Let’s just bear in mind that western media had spent years investing in a heavy PR campaign to paint MBS as a “reformer.”

Former national security adviser under Barack Obama’s second term, Susan Rice, wrote an article in the New York Times, in which she called MBS a “partner we can’t depend on.” Rice concludes that MBS is “not and can no longer be viewed as a reliable partner of the United States and our allies.” But why is this? Is it because MBS is responsible for some of the most egregious human rights abuses inside his own kingdom as well as in Yemen? Is it because of MBS’ support for groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda? No, according to Rice, we “should not rupture our important relationship with the kingdom, but we must make it clear it cannot be business as usual so long as Prince Mohammad continues to wield unlimited power.”

One will observe that the latter segment of Rice’s article almost mirrors former CIA director Brennan’s word on MSNBC word for word who stated that:

“I think ultimately this is going to come out. And it’s very important for us to maintain the relations with Saudi Arabia. And if it’s Mohammed bin Salman who’s the cancer here, well, we need to be able to find ways to eliminate the cancer and to move forward with this relationship that is critical to regional stability and our national interests.”

In reality, this is probably the issue that western media and government advisors have taken up with MBS. Aside from the fact he allegedly held a huge hand in the brutal murder of one of their own establishment journalists (Saudi Arabia reportedly tortured and killed another journalist not long after Khashoggi, but western media was eerily silent on this incident) MBS is not opposed for his reckless disregard for human rights. With insight into Rice’s mindset, we actually learn that if the US were to punish MBS, he would be likely to “behave more irresponsibly to demonstrate his independence and exact retribution against his erstwhile Western partners.”

You see, the problem with MBS isn’t that he is a mass murdering war criminal, it is that he is too “independent” for the United States’ liking.

Last week, Saudi Arabia and the other major oil producers met in Vienna at the year’s final big OPEC meeting of the year. As Foreign Policy notes, Saudi Arabia remains the largest oil producer inside OPEC but has to contend with the US and Russia who are “pumping oil at record levels.” Together, the three countries are the world’s biggest oil producers, meaning any coordinated decision made between these three nations can be somewhat monumental.

However, it appears that one of these three nations will end up drawing the short end of the stick as the other two begin forming a closer alliance. As Foreign Policy explains:

“But Saudi Arabia has bigger game in mind at Vienna than just stabilizing oil prices. Recognizing that it can’t shape the global oil market by itself anymore but rather needs the cooperation of Russia, Saudi Arabia is hoping to formalize an ad hoc agreement between OPEC and Moscow that began in 2016, a time when dirt-cheap oil also posed a threat to oil-dependent regimes. That informal agreement expires at the end of the year, but the Saudis would like to make Russia’s participation with the cartel more permanent.”

Russian officials have been signalling their intention to formalise this agreement for quite some time now. Given the hysteria in western media about any and all things Russian, it is not too much of a stretch to suggest that this is the kind of news that is not sitting too well with the powers-that-be.

Earlier this year, Russia and Saudi Arabia announced that it would “institutionalize” the two-year-old bilateral agreement to coordinate oil production targets in order to maintain an edge on the global market.

While US president Trump has been supportive and incredibly defensive of MBS during this “crisis”, the truth is that the US only has itself to blame. It was not all too long ago that Trump announced that he had told Saudi King Salman that his kingdom would not last two weeks without US support.

Saudi Arabia is learning for themselves quite quickly that, ultimately, it may pay not to have all its eggs in one geopolitical superpower basket.

Saudi Arabia has been increasingly interested in Moscow since King Salman made a historic visit to Moscow in October 2017. While Trump has openly bragged about his record-breaking arms deals with the Saudis, the blunt truth is that the $110 billion arms agreements were reportedly only ever letters of interest or intent, but not actual contracts. As such, the US-Saudi arms deal is still yet to be locked in, all the while Saudi Arabia is negotiating with Russia for its S-400 air defence system. This is, as the Washington Post notes, despite repeated US requests to Saudi Arabia for it disavow its interest in Russia’s arms.

The economic threat that an “independent” Saudi Arabia under MBS’ leadership poses to Washington runs deeper than meets the eye and may indeed have a domino effect. According to CNN, Russia and Saudi Arabia “are engaged in an intense battle over who will be the top supplier to China, a major energy importer with an insatiable appetite for crude.”

The unveiling of China’s petro-yuan poses a major headache for Washington and its control over Saudi Arabia as well.According to Carl Weinberg, chief economist and managing director at High-Frequency Economics, China will “compel”Saudi Arabia to trade oil in Chinese yuan instead of US dollars. One must bear in mind that China has now surpassed the US as the “biggest oil importer on the planet,” these direct attacks on the US dollar will have huge implications for its current world reserve status.

If Saudi Arabia jumps on board China’s petro-yuan, the rest of OPEC will eventually follow, and the US might be left with no choice but to declare all of these countries in need of some vital freedom and democracy.

Therefore, ousting MBS and replacing him with a Crown Prince who doesn’t stray too far from the tree that is US imperialism may put a dent in pending relationships with Saudi Arabia and Washington’s adversaries, Russia and China.

Once we get over the certainty that the US media and the CIA are not against MBS for his long-list of human rights abuses, the question then becomes: why – why now, and in this manner, have they decided to put the spotlight on MBS and expose him exactly for what he is.

Clearly, the driving force behind this media outrage is a bit more complex than first meets the eye.

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The Indiscreet Charm of the Gilets Jaunes

Nothing scares the Identity Politics Left quite like an actual working class uprising.

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So it appears the privatization of France isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned. As I assume you are aware, for over a month now, the gilets jaunes (or “yellow vests”), a multiplicitous, leaderless, extremely pissed off, confederation of working class persons, have been conducting a series of lively protests in cities and towns throughout the country to express their displeasure with Emmanuel Macron and his efforts to transform their society into an American-style neo-feudal dystopia. Highways have been blocked, toll booths commandeered, luxury automobiles set on fire, and shopping on the Champs-Élysées disrupted. What began as a suburban tax revolt has morphed into a bona fide working class uprising.

It took a while for “the Golden Boy of Europe” to fully appreciate what was happening. In the tradition of his predecessor, Louis XVI, Macron initially responded to the gilets jaunes by inviting a delegation of Le Monde reporters to laud his renovation of the Elysée Palace, making the occasional condescending comment, and otherwise completely ignoring them. That was back in late November. Last Saturday, he locked down central Paris, mobilized a literal army of riot cops, “preventatively arrested” hundreds of citizens, including suspected “extremist students,” and sent in the armored military vehicles.

The English-language corporate media, after doing their best not to cover these protests (and, instead, to keep the American and British publics focused on imaginary Russians), have been forced to now begin the delicate process of delegitimizing the gilets jaunes without infuriating the the entire population of France and inciting the British and American proletariats to go out and start setting cars on fire. They got off to a bit of an awkward start.

For example, this piece by Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian‘s Paris Bureau Chief, and her Twitter feed from the protests last Saturday. Somehow (probably a cock-up at headquarters), The Guardian honchos allowed Chrisafis to do some actual propaganda-free reporting (and some interviews with actual protesters) before they caught themselves and replaced her with Kim Willsher, who resumed The Guardian‘s usual neoliberal establishment-friendly narrative, which, in this case, entailed dividing the protesters into “real” gilets jaunes and “fake” gilet jaunes, and referring to the latter fictional group as “thuggish, extremist political agitators.”

By Sunday, the corporate media were insinuating that diabolical Russian Facebook bots had brainwashed the French into running amok, because who else could possibly be responsible? Certainly not the French people themselves! The French, as every American knows, are by nature a cowardly, cheese-eating people, who have never overthrown their rightful rulers, or publicly beheaded the aristocracy. No, the French were just sitting there, smoking like chimneys, and otherwise enjoying their debt-enslavement and the privatization of their social democracy, until they unsuspectingly logged onto Facebook and … BLAMMO, the Russian hackers got them!

Bloomberg is reporting that French authorities have opened a probe into Russian interference (in the middle of which report, for no apparent reason, a gigantic photo of Le Pen is featured, presumably just to give it that “Nazi” flavor). According to “analysis seen by The Times,” Russia-linked social media accounts have been “amplifying” the “chaos” and “violence” by tweeting photos of gilets jaunes who the French police have savagely beaten or gratuitiously shot with “less-than-lethal projectiles.” “Are nationalists infiltrating the yellow vests?” the BBC Newsnight producers are wondering. According to Buzzfeed’s Ryan Broderick, “a beast born almost entirely from Facebook” is slouching toward … well, I’m not quite sure, the UK or even, God help us, America! And then there’s Max Boot, who is convinced he is being personally persecuted by Russian agents like Katie Hopkins, James Woods, Glenn Greenwald, and other high-ranking members of a worldwide conspiracy Boot refers to as the “Illiberal International” (but which regular readers of my column will recognize as the “Putin-Nazis“).

And, see, this is the problem the corporate media (and other staunch defenders of global neoliberalism) are facing with these gilets jaunes protests. They can’t get away with simply claiming that what is happening is not a working class uprising, so they have been forced to resort to these blatant absurdities. They know they need to delegitimize the gilets jaunes as soon as possible — the movement is already starting to spread — but the “Putin-Nazi” narrative they’ve been using on Trump, Corbyn, and other “populists” is just not working.

No one believes the Russians are behind this, not even the hacks who are paid to pretend they do. And the “fascism” hysteria is also bombing. Attempts to portray the gilets jaunes as Le Pen-sponsored fascists blew up in their faces. Obviously, the far-Right are part of these protests, as they would be in any broad working class uprising, but there are far too many socialists and anarchists (and just regular pissed-off working class people) involved for the media to paint them all as “Nazis.”

Which is not to say that the corporate media and prominent public intellectuals like Bernard-Henri Lévy will not continue to hammer away at the “fascism” hysteria, and demand that the “good” and “real” gilets jaunes suspend their protests against Macron until they have completely purged their movement of “fascists,” and “extremists,” and other dangerous elements, and have splintered it into a number of smaller, antagonistic ideological factions that can be more easily neutralized by the French authorities … because that’s what establishment intellectuals do.

We can expect to hear this line of reasoning, not just from establishment intellectuals like Lévy, but also from members of the Identity Politics Left, who are determined to prevent the working classes from rising up against global neoliberalism until they have cleansed their ranks of every last vestige of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, and so on. These leftist gatekeepers have been struggling a bit to come up with a response to the gilets jaunes … a response that doesn’t make them sound like hypocrites. See, as leftists, they kind of need to express their support for a bona fide working class uprising. At the same time, they need to delegitimize it, because their primary adversaries are fascism, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and assorted other isms and phobias, not the neoliberal ruling classes.

Nothing scares the Identity Politics Left quite like an actual working class uprising. Witnessing the furious unwashed masses operating out there on their own, with no decent human restraint whatsoever, Identity Politics Leftists feel a sudden overwhelming urge to analyze, categorize, organize, sanitize, and otherwise correct and control them.

They can’t accept the fact that the actual, living, breathing working classes are messy, multiplicitous, inconsistent, and irreducible to any one ideology. Some of them are racists. Some are fascists. Others are communists, socialists, and anarchists. Many have no idea what they are, and don’t particularly care for any of these labels.This is what the actual working classes are … a big, contradictory collection of people who, in spite of all their differences, share one thing in common, that they are being screwed over by the ruling classes. I don’t know about you, but I consider myself one of them.

Where we go from here is anyone’s guess. According to The Guardian, as I am sitting here writing this, the whole of Europe is holding its breath in anticipation of the gilets jaunes’ response to Macron’s most recent attempt to appease them, this time with an extra hundred Euros a month, some minor tax concessions, and a Christmas bonus.

Something tells me it’s not going to work, but even if it does, and the gilets jaunes uprising ends, this messy, Western “populist” insurgency against global neoliberalism has clearly entered a new phase. Count on the global capitalist ruling classes to intensify their ongoing War on Dissent and their demonization of anyone opposing them (or contradicting their official narrative) as an “extremist,” a “fascist,” a “Russian agent,” and so on. I’m certainly looking forward to that, personally.

Oh… yeah, and I almost forgot, if you were wondering what you could get me for Christmas, I did some checking, and there appears to be a wide selection of yellow safety vests online for just a couple Euros.

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Washington Is Changing The World Order Against Its Own Interests

Any country sufficiently stupid to ally with the US is allied with a dead man walking.

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The hubris and arrogance of Washington have been at work since the Clinton regime to destroy the power and relevance of the United States.

This website has an international audience. The most asked question from this audience is the world order. There is a realization that Washington’s control might weaken, a development people abroad see as hopeful. They ask me for verification of their hope.

Here is my answer:

The world order has already changed.  China has a larger and more powerful industrial and manufacturing based economy than the US, and China’s potential domestic consumer market is four times larger than that of the US. As economies are consumer based, China’s potential is an economy four times larger than that of the US.

Russia has a far more capable military with weapon systems unmatched by the US. The US is drowning in debt, and the illegal and irresponsible sanctions that Washington tries to impose on others are driving the world’s largest countries away from the use of the US dollar as world reserve currency and away from Western clearance systems such as SWIFT.  The United States already has one foot in the grave.  Any country sufficiently stupid to ally with the US is allied with a dead man walking.

President Eisenhower, a five-star general, warned Americans 57 years ago to no effect that the military/security complex was already a threat to the American people’s ability to control their government. Today the military/security complex is the Government. As Udo Ulfkotte documented in his book, Journalists for Hire: How the CIA buys the News—no you can’t buy a copy unless you can find a used copy in German in a German book store, the CIA has seen to that—journalism independent of official explanations no longer exists in the Western world.

Much of the world does not understand this. Aside from the material interests of Russian and Chinese capitalists, a portion of the youth of both superpowers, and also even in Iran, have succumbed to brainwashing by American propaganda. Gullible beyond belief, they are more loyal to America than they are to their own countries.

The United States itself is extremely unsuccessful, but its propaganda still rules the world. The consequence is that, based on its propagandistic success, Washington thinks it still holds the balance of economic and military power. This is a delusion that is leading Washington to nuclear war.

Considering the hypersonic speed, trajectory changeability and massive power of Russian nuclear weapons, war with Russia will result in nothing whatsoever being left of the US and its vassals, who sold out European peoples for Washington’s money.

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