People often asked if the USA and Russia will go to war with each other. I always reply that they are already at war. Not a war like WWII, but a war nonetheless. This war is, at least for the time being, roughly 75% informational, 20% economic and 5% kinetic.
In political terms the outcome for the loser of this war will be no less dramatic than the outcome of WWII was for Nazi Germany: the losing country will not survive it, at least not in its present shape: either Russia will become a USA colony again or the Anglo Zionist Empire will collapse.
The kind of multipolar international system regulated by the rule of law that Russia, China and their allies and friends worldwide are trying to build and how dramatically different it was from the single World Hegemony that the Anglo Zionists have attempted to establish (and almost successfully imposed upon our suffering planet!).
Last week the anti-imperial camp scored a major victory with the meeting between Presidents Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan in Sochi: they declared themselves the guarantors of a peace plan which will end the war against Syria. To fully measure how offensive all this is we need to stress a number of points:
First, led by Obama, all the leaders of the West declared urbi et orbi and with immense confidence that Assad had no future, that he had to go, that he was already a political corpse and that he would have no role whatsoever to play in the future of Syria.
Second, the Empire created a “coalition” of 59(!) countries, which failed to achieve anything, anything at all: a gigantic multi-billion dollar “gang that could not shoot straight” led by CENTCOM and NATO, which only proved its most abject incompetence. In contrast, Russia never had more than 35 combat aircraft in Syria at any time and turned the course of the war (with a lot of Iranian and Hezbollah help on the ground).
Next, the Empire decreed that Russia was “isolated” and her economy “in tatters” – all of which the Ziomedia parroted with total fidelity. Iran was, of course, part of the famous “Axis of Evil,” while Hezbollah was the “A-Team of terrorism”. As for Erdogan, the Anglo Zionists tried to overthrow and kill him. And now it is Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Turkey who defeated the terrorists and will call the shots in Syria.
Finally, when the USA realized that putting ISIS in power in Damascus was not going to happen, they first tried to break up Syria (Plan B) and then tried to create a Kurdish statelet in Iraq and Syria (Plan C). All these plans failed, Assad is in Russia giving hugs to Putin, while Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force Commander General Soleimani is taking a stroll through the last Syrian city to be liberated from Daesh.
Can you imagine how totally humiliated, ridiculed, and beaten the US leaders feel today? Being hated or resisted is one thing, but being totally ignored – now that hurts!
As for a strategy, the best they could come up with was what I would call a “petty harassment of Russia”: making RT sign up as a foreign agent, stealing ancient art from Russia, stripping Russian athletes from medals en masse, trying to ban the Russian flag and anthem from the Olympics in Seoul or banning Russian military aircraft from the next Farnborough airshow.
And all these efforts have achieved is making Putin even more popular, the West even more hated, and the Olympics even more boring, shows a clear sign of weakness. This is becoming comical. The US parrot media, especially CNN, cannot let a day go by without mentioning the evil Russians, while the US Congress is engaged in mass hysteria trying to figure out which of the Republicans and the Democrats have had more contacts with the Russians.
The truth is that the Russians are laughing. From the Kremlin, to the media, to the social media – they are even making hilarious sketches about how almighty they are and how they control everything.
But US/NATO armies? They all act as if Conchita Wurst was their Commander in Chief!
None of these men were kind or “nice” in any way. But they mattered. They were relevant. And they wielded some very real power.
Today, real power looks more like this:
And you know what is really offensive to the Anglo Zionist leaders? That this photo shows one Orthodox Christian and two Muslims! Now that’s offensive. And very frightening, of course! Can you hear the giggles coming out of Beirut?
The scary thing is that the folks in DC, Riyadh and Jerusalem hear them loud and clear which means that sooner or later they will have to do something about it and that “something” will be the usual nonsensical bloodbath this “Axis of Kindness” has been made famous for: if you can’t beat their military, make their civilians pay (think Kosovo 1999, Lebanon 2006, Yemen 2015). Either that or beat the shit out of a tiny, defenseless victim (Grenada 1983, Gaza 2008, Bahrain 2011). Nothing like a good massacre of defenseless civilians to make themselves feel manly, respected and powerful?
For now, both sides are using delaying tactics, but for diametrically opposite reasons: Russia, because time is on her side and the US, because they have run out of options!
It is important to stress here that in this struggle, Russia is at a major disadvantage: whereas the Russians want to build something, the Americans only want to destroy it.
A major disadvantage for Russia is that most governments out there are still afraid of antagonizing the Empire in any way, thus the deafening silence and supine submissiveness of the “concert of nations” when Uncle Sam goes on one of his usual rampages in total violation of international law and the UN Charter.
This is probably changing, but very, very slowly. Most world politicians are just like US Congressmen: prostitutes (and cheap ones at that). The biggest advantage for Russia is that the USA is internally falling apart economically, socially, politically – you name it. With every passing year, the once most prosperous United States is starting to look more and more like some corrupted backwater Third World country.
The US economy is still huge (though rapidly shrinking!), but that is meaningless when financial wealth and social wealth are conflated into one completely misleading index of pseudo-prosperity. This is very sad, really, a country that ought to be prosperous and happy is being bled to death by the, shall we say, “imperial parasite” feeding on it.
To summarize it all, I would say that at this point in time of the USA-Russian war, Russia is winning, the Empire is losing and the USA is suffering. As for the EU it is “enjoying” a much-deserved irrelevance while being mostly busy absorbing wave after wave of society-destroying refugees proving, yet again, the truth of the saying that if your head is in the sand, your ass is in the air.
This war is far from over, don’t even think that we have reached its peak yet and things are going to get worse before they get better again. But all in all, we are very optimistic that the “Axis of Evil” will bite the dust in a relatively not too distant future!
The Saker / The Unz Review / AA Magnum News 2017.