Why? Because if it can cut Russia down to size, then the only country standing between America and total global domination is China. China and Russia have been cozying up lately. Together they are a formidable threat. Take out Russia, China becomes a manageable opponent. That’s how the theory goes.
Let’s cut to recent events.
Terrorist attack in Paris. Refugee crisis escalates in Europe. Russia is on the job offering serious opposition to ISIL. France and other European countries are finally talking about working cooperatively with Russia to defeat ISIS.
French Prime Minister Hollande is scheduled to meet in the next few days with Putin to put their heads together and coordinate their military campaigns against the terrorists.
Turkey blows a Russian fighter jet out of the sky. Its F-16 were laying in wait. Probably the Russian fighter never crossed into Turkish air space. Even if it did, it was even by Turkey’s own admission only allegedly in Turkish territory for 17 seconds.
In any case, blam! . . . down goes the plane.
IMMEDIATELY, Turkey turns to NATO — America’s proxy fighters — to obtain unanimous support and approval for its unquestionably reprehensible deed.
Because under the terms of the NATO agreement, if any nation belonging to the alliance is attacked, it is regarded as an attack on all members and they must then fight together as a unified force against the alleged aggressor.
Are you seeing now how this works?
Russia had without any reasonable or legal justification one of its planes shot down.
Understandably, Putin has publicly announced that from this point forward, it will defend itself against any threat to its forces in Syria. It now has a naval ship in the area with the deadly S-300 air defense system, and is sending the even more effective S-400 air defense system to the Syrian base in Latakia.
If Russia shoots back in defense under any real or perceived threat — like Turkish F-16s or Turkish ground defense locking Russian planes with target seeking radar — in theory all of NATO must oppose it.
Merry Christmas Ashton Carter, Victoria Nuland, and all of the other loathsome, wicked, hate-filled, neocon warmongers in our government. Yeah, you get your big war, just like you wanted.
You don’t think Mr. Peace Prize Prez is playing a role in this provocative and extremely dangerous scenario? Right after the plane was shot down, Obama expressed no criticism of Turkey. Instead, he asserted that “Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its airspace.” Moreover, it is implausible that Turkey did this without either the knowledge or prompting of the U.S. government. Understand that Obama has been on board with the Pax Americana imperialist program of conquest for most of his presidency. If not, how can you justify his precipitating and lying about the crisis in Ukraine. How else can you interpret the buildup of troops right on Russia’s borders, a direct provocation and chest-beating flaunting of our military power? How else can you explain his unnecessary, counter-productive pivot to Asia, a publicly announced strategy for “containing” China?
Now the holiday season is upon us. We’ll all be enjoying the cheer, the time together with family and friends, exchanging gifts, playing Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, Candyland and Boggle.
Just so you know, while you’re having all sorts of innocent fun, here we have the lethal game our crazed leadership is playing.
But this particular game is not fun for the whole family.
War games will mean fewer members of your family to enjoy the holiday season next year.