Sometimes, when is looking for trouble on the right, they get sucker punched from the left.
The world is focused on Korea. However, the real action is taking place in Syria. The Russians have quietly escalated the conflict and Turkey and Israel have responded in kind.
Russia Ready to Insert Combat Troops Into Syria
Temporarily, while the world is focused on Korea, we see slight of hand in Syria. The Russians, not to be upstaged by the new military and foreign policy alliance between China and the U.S., has managed to advance their own agenda.
The Russians have also announced that they are prepared militarize Syria with RUSSIAN troops.Further they have announced that they are continuing to beef up Syria’s air defenses in an obvious anticipation of U.S. air attacks against the Assad regime. Many will interpret this escalation by Russia as a line-in-the-sand move which pushes the world that much closer to World War III.
Russia Is Winning the Moral High Ground
Even while Russia announces plans to futher escalate the conflict in Syria through the intended introduction of Russian ground troops, the Russians have still managed to maintain the moral high ground.
Former President Eisenhower warned the American people about what would happen if the American people did not stop the advancement of the military industrial complex and its control over our government. These consequences have never been more in evidence than they are with the present state of affairs between Russia and the United States.
Russia is calling for a true and independent investigation into the chemical weapons attack in Syria. At the behest of the neocons, Trump jumped to an unqualfied position and unilaterally attacked Syria. On the surface, who appears to be pursuing the reasonable course of action here? This lessens the possibillity that international pressure can be brought on Russia to change course in Syria.
The Russians have also expressed a desire for a peaceful resolution to the multiple crises in places like Yemen and the Middle East. On the other hand, the American government wants to continue to pursue a reckless policy of endless wars of occupation and undeserved resource allocations which are then transferred into private party hands on Wall Street. If there is a better definition of US fascism, I have not seen it.
History shows, that I am no fan of Putin. However, there is no question that the corrupt relationship between US foreign policy and Wall Street profits, have once again taken center stage in Syria and the Russians are taking full advantage while, at the same time, advancing their cause of militarizing Syria. Checkmate Russia!
Turkey and Israel Escalating War Preparations
With the announcement that Russia plans to escalate tensions in Syria with a military buildup of their own, it is clear that Turkey and Israel have just responded.
It was announced on Monday that Turkey is sending F-35’s to Israel. This move places Syria and Iran under considerably more danger and this clearly marks an escalation in preparations being made for World War III in the Middle East.
Can there be any question that war in Syria is imminent? Could there be a more ominous post than the following one from the Jerusalem Post with regard to the arriving F-35’s?
“Once the jets arrive in Israel, they will not leave except for combat missions.”
Trump to Hold Emergency Closed Door Meeting with the Entire Senate About NK Crisis
Although World War III may begin in Syria, can there be any question that the conflict would quickly spread to Korea.
According to Reuters, President Trump and his officials will hold an extremely unusual and rare briefing on Wednesday, April 26, at the White House. The invited guests are all 100 Senators. The topic is the highly volatile situaiton involving North Korea. the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.
The meeting will be chaired by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This is according to a White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who released a statement to this effect on April 24, 2017. The briefing will be closed and the Senators, as well as Trump administration officials are bound by national security protocols because of the sensitivity of the data to be released.
The question remains, with regard to this briefing, is this an advisory meeting, a policy shift notification meeting, or is this a planned announcement about imminent action? Given the importance of the material to be covered, it is important to potentially note as to whether, or not, this will be the meeting that will lead to confict in Korea? Or will the events in Korea remain secondary to events in Syria?
I find it interesting that Trump chose to involve the Senate and leave out the House. Regardless of the motives at work, this is a very ominous development
If the coming war goes nuclear, there is only a limited amount of preparation that one can take. However, there are things that can be done. In the upcoming days, the CSS is going to put some much needed attention on what the average American should be focusing on as the world races toward the insanity of WW III. Your children picked a very difficult time to be born.