Tuesday, April 10, 2018

John Helmer — Good Friday, Resurrection Sunday – Russia’s New War Cabinet To Be Headed By Sergei Sobyanin

... even before the US Treasury announced its newest sanctions against Russian individuals and their companies for “malign activity around the globe”, ... President-elect Vladimir Putin was preparing a successor cabinet of ministers on the principle that they would be organized as a headquarters staff for fighting a war on all fronts, without the option of negotiating terms with the enemy.
The impact of the US sanctions, along with the campaign of the British Government in the Skripal affair, and the Syrian front action escalating since the weekend, have reinforced what had already been decided in the Kremlin. The new government is to be a war cabinet. In Russian parlance, a Stavka.
To foreigners, Putin’s new war cabinet will look like the Stavka created by Joseph Stalin following the German invasion on June 21, 1941.…
"The Americans have succeeded in reversing twenty-five years of Russian privatization they thought they had made irreversible.”
Dances with Bears
Good Friday, Resurrection Sunday – Russia’s New War Cabinet To Be Headed By Sergei Sobyanin
John Helmer

The air defense of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has declared that it is combat alert.
This comes with the expectation that a US-led coalition, that would include France and the United Kingdom, will strike the Syrian military within the next 24 hours.
Note that after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Britain and France became the colonial powers that divided and ruled the Middle East (recall Sykes-Picot). They never gave up their interests in the region, and post-WWII, when the US became the dominant Western power, it brought them along. This is a neocolonial undertaking about control of the Middle East and its energy reserves. Control of the Middle East is also vital to the projected conflict with Russia and China.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet on combat alert


Has the US decided to go for it? Russia has apparently concluded it has.
What follows here will surely surprise my loyal readers, who expect detailed argumentation and are not put off by 3,000 or even 5,000 words to get to a conclusion. For the same reason, detractors who complain of my long-winded style may take heart.
However that may be, I do not offer a bed-time story today but a shock to the system.
The overriding issue of war or peace, survival of mankind or its utter destruction, is now being decided in Washington and NYC without so much as a ‘by your leave’ for the rest of us.

Will Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford prevail in warning Trump against any action that will bring a kinetic response from the world’s other nuclear super power. Or will ‘Mad Dog’ Secretary of Defense Matthis win out in pressing Donald Trump to test the Russians’ bluff on their red lines in Syria? Will the US launch missiles against Damascus or against Iran, as I suggested yesterday as an alternative scenario? Or will it support Poroshenko in launching a massive attack on Donetsk, as the Russians appear to expect judging by their just putting their entire military on war alert?….
Une parole franche
Last Days of Pompey
Gilbert Doctorow | European Coordinator of The American Committee for East West Accord Ltd.

As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction….
Paul Craig Roberts
On The Threshold of War


War with Russia Approaching
The Russian military command suddenly puts troops on full combat alert, movements of combat vehicles and missile systems observe almost all over the country.
An activity of Russian troops is most notable in the Western part of Russia, near the borders with Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, as well as in the Transbaikal region and the Far East. On April 8-9 active movements of a large number of military vehicles and tanks, also were seen moving of the Iskander missile systems with Air Defence support.
Some source reported about deploying command and control systems on main military naval bases and military airfields.
Russian defence officials refused to comment on any moving of troops....
Defense Blog
Russia suddenly puts troops on full combat alert
Dylan Malyasov


Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Philip Giraldi


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