Thursday, July 5, 2018

Pepe Escobar — Eagle-meets-Bear and the Syria tug-of-war

Trump and Putin are likely to discuss the tricky situation in southern Syria when they meet; while the US president says he wants US forces back home, the CIA, Pentagon and Israel may be happier to see them stay so the war-torn state remains unstable.
Obama could not bring the US deep state under control. We'll see if Trump can, or wants to.

Asia Times
Eagle-meets-Bear and the Syria tug-of-war
Pepe Escobar

See also

Russia: Other Points of View
Patrick Armstrong

Also by Armstrong

Strategic Culture Foundation
Psychoanalysing NATO: Projection


Russian and Eurasian Politics
Trump-Putin Summit
Gordon M. Hahn, analyst and Advisory Board member at Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation, member of the Executive Advisory Board at the American Institute of Geostrategy, a contributing expert for Russia Direct, a senior researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies, Akribis Group, and; and an analyst and consultant for Russia – Other Points of View

See also

Strategic Culture Foundation
As Trump ‘Goes Nuclear’ Against Iran and China, What’s Next?
Alastair Crooke | founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, and former British diplomat and senior figure in British intelligence and in European Union diplomacy

See also

The Unz Review
Book Review - Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov
The Saker

See also

The Vineyard of the Saker
The Balkanization of South America – and the Role of Fifth Columns Throughout the World
Peter Koenig for The Saker blog


Matt Franko said...

“Obama could not bring the US deep state under control”

Ummm, yo he gave the orders...

Konrad said...

Regarding that article in the Unz Review:

“Martyanov’s book will outrage those for whom the US narcissistic culture of axiomatic superiority has become an integral part of their identity.”

Americans, like Israelis, are hopelessly arrogant. Both are “God’s chosen people.” Both nations are cowards who only attack small and defenseless targets. (Jews bravely bomb and shoot half-starved Palestinians in the Gaza Death Camp, whereas Americans bravely attack hospitals, plus wedding and funeral processions) Both have no chance against real enemies. (The Jews were twice stomped by Hezbollah, and consequently ordered their US and European bitches to designate Hezbollah a “terrorist group.”)

“Martyanov names the real enemy of both the Russian and the American people – the US political elites and, especially, the Neocons: they are destroying the US as a country and they are putting all of mankind at risk of nuclear annihilation.”

The elites and the neocons have been helped in destroying the USA. Bankers helped. Warmongers helped (e.g. John McCain). Worshipers of Trump helped (e.g. Natt Phranko). Every enemy of straight white males helped (e.g. Jews, feminists, “gay rights” cretins, “trans rights” mutants, Israel-first evangelicals, etc.). Most Americans helped. Most Americans are slaves who live in a dream world.

Incidentally, one reader at the Unz blog proudly boasted that the USA killed 200 Russian mercenaries in an airstrike. This is typical American dementia. A team of Der Spiegel journalists discovered that only nine Russians were accidentally injured as U.S. aircraft bombed Syrian forces. The Russians were employed by the private mercenary company Evro Polis, and they were nowhere near combat. The incident happened at dawn on 8 Feb 2018 near Deir ez-Zor, Syria.


Tom Hickey said...

Ummm, yo he gave the orders...

Either Obama was just putting Kerry on when Kerry negotiated with the Russians on the behalf of the US and made commitments as US secretary of state, or else the military/CIA didn't follow orders and the president/commander-in-chief didn't fire or publicly reprimand anyone.

Noah Way said...

BO wasn't giving orders, he was taking them. When field commanders refused to follow his orders to 'work with Russian troops' there were no consequences.

Normal and required response under UCMJ for failure to obey a lawful order is court martial.

BO was not in charge.

Chickenhawk FRANKO is clueless.

Matt Franko said...

Can I volunteer to take the whole thing over?