‘Nodding like Bobbleheads’: Putin Slams NATO’s Support for US Violation of International Law in Syria

The missile strike on Syria was a clear breach of international law, while Washington’s claim that Damascus carried out the chemical attack that the US used as its casus belli is yet to be proven by any hard evidence, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “What was the reaction of the NATO allies? All of them … Continue reading ‘Nodding like Bobbleheads’: Putin Slams NATO’s Support for US Violation of International Law in Syria

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Idlib province, April 4, 2017. © Mohamed al-Bakour / AFP

Idlib ‘Chemical Attack’ was False Flag to Set Assad Up, More May Come – Putin

Russia has information of a potential incident similar to the alleged chemical attack in Idlib province, possibly targeting a Damascus suburb, President Vladimir Putin said. The goal is to discredit the government of Syrian President Assad, he added. https://www.facebook.com/RTvids/videos/1533173910026190/ “We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot … Continue reading Idlib ‘Chemical Attack’ was False Flag to Set Assad Up, More May Come – Putin

Trump has Surrendered. Will Putin be the Next to Surrender?

Washington has reopened the conflict with a Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian Air Force Bases. The Russian/Syrian air defense systems did not prevent the attack. The Washington Establishment has reasserted control. First Flynn and now Bannon. All that are left in the Trump administration are the Zionists and the crazed generals who want war with … Continue reading Trump has Surrendered. Will Putin be the Next to Surrender?

Putin Calls US Airstrikes on Syria ‘An Illegal Act of Aggression,’ Suspends Deconfliction Air Agreement with US

US missile strikes hit Syrian government Shayrat Air Base near Homs in central Syria, where U.S. officials alleged, with no evidence, that the Syrian military planes that dropped the ‘chemical weapons had been deployed from. Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement this morning condemning last night’s US airstrikes on Syria as ‘an illegal act of … Continue reading Putin Calls US Airstrikes on Syria ‘An Illegal Act of Aggression,’ Suspends Deconfliction Air Agreement with US

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

President Trump’s emerging foreign policy is one of contradictions and chaos, caught up in a combination of old establishment orthodoxies and some fresh recognition of reality but without any strong strategic thinker capable of separating one from the other and leading the administration in a thoughtful direction. The examples of new thinking include abandoning President … Continue reading Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

Is Putin the ‘Preeminent Statesman’ of Our Times?

“If we were to use traditional measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time. “On the world stage, who could vie with him?” So asks Chris Caldwell of the Weekly Standard in a remarkable essay in Hillsdale College’s March issue … Continue reading Is Putin the ‘Preeminent Statesman’ of Our Times?

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) ahead of their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on 10 March 2017 (AFP)

Checkmate in Syria: Erdogan’s Gambit with Putin is Not Paying Off

Turkey’s partnership with Russia in Syria is proving a disappointment leaving Ankara little choice but to accept Russian protection for the Kurds When Turkey reconciled with Russia and offered its regrets for shooting down a jet fighter in November 2015, the move looked like a strategic masterstroke. It cut the US out of the diplomatic … Continue reading Checkmate in Syria: Erdogan’s Gambit with Putin is Not Paying Off

An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet. © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it necessary. “If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he … Continue reading Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

Israeli Media Blames Putin for Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes

"The serious exchange of missile fire between Israel and Syria early Friday morning reflects the Assad regime’s attempts to change the unofficial rules of the game." So begins a column published in Israel's Haaretz. The newspaper is of course referring to the Israeli jets that "breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a … Continue reading Israeli Media Blames Putin for Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes