Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Seachange in World Affairs by Erick San Juan

Seachange in World Affairs by Erick San Juan

According to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on the recent geopolitical crisis in the Middle East, particularly in Syria – “The world is beginning to realize that a seachange in world affairs occurred on September 28 when President Putin of Russia stated in his United Nations speech that Russia can no longer tolerate Washington’s vicious, stupid, and failed policies that have unleashed chaos, which is engulfing the Middle East and now Europe.

Two days later, Russia took over the military situation in Syria and began the destruction of the Islamic State forces.

Perhaps among Obama’s advisors, there are a few who are not drowning in hubris and can understand this seachange. Sputnik news reported that some high-level security advisors to Obama have advised him to withdraw US military forces from Syria and give up his plan to overthrow Assad. They advised Obama to cooperate with Russia in order to stop the refugee flow that is overwhelming Washington’s vassals in Europe. The influx of unwanted peoples are making Europeans aware of the high cost of enabling US foreign policy. Advisors have told Obama that the idiocy of the neoconservatives’ policies threaten Washington’s empire in Europe.

Several commentators, such as Mike Whitney and Stephen Lendman, have correctly concluded, that there is nothing that Washington can do about Russian actions against the Islamic State. The neoconservatives’ plan for a UN no-fly zone over Syria in order to push out the Russians is just a pipedream. No such thing as resolution will come out of the UN. Indeed, the Russians have already established a de facto no-fly zone. (Posted at Global Research, October 11, 2015)

The neocons in Obama’s loop still very much around (very active in the war on terror, Bush Jr. era) influencing decisions that is causing havoc in the Middle East and has affected the global balance, had taken the backseat in the Syrian crisis, for now.

The man-made crisis (by design) is not yet over and the move by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Syria against the Islamic State terror group is only the beginning.

The mere fact that this is a repeat of history, of alliances before a world war, there is still a lot of possibilities waiting to be ignited, like a tinderbox. And now China is coming into the picture.

“China's entry means two major powers are stepping in to do what the U.S. was unwilling to do against IS.

It's a lesson in how fast the tables can turn when America displays weakness — losing wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and proving to be ineffective against IS despite fighting it for a year and three months now.

Our commander-in-chief even admits that he has no strategy against the monstrous caliphate that his very own policies of weakness brought into being.

What is apparently happening now was inconceivable before Obama sent America spiraling into decline: our two Cold War adversaries uniting militarily in an effort that will ultimately give them dominance, at our expense, in the most strategically important part of the world, the oil-rich and politically fragile Middle East.

You can't carry out your objectives there over the course of years with the most advanced military in the world? Fine. Watch us do it, Moscow and Beijing are telling us with their actions. And in months, or perhaps only weeks.

How the next president will dig us out of this hole is hard to fathom. A new post-Cold War Brezhnev Doctrine could come into effect, in which Moscow and Beijing warn that they will not let the U.S. reassert its influence in countries they've "liberated" in the Mideast.

If that turns out to be the case, America will be risking war with both Russia and China if it even tries to return to its pre-Obama influence in the region.” (Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com, 10/9/2015)

Pundits believe that the entry of China means our country will be used as cannon fodder being an ally of the ‘mighty Uncle Sam’. An unfortunate scenario that we will be drag again into war whether we like it or not.

And such tension happening now, escalating into a possible global conflict and yet our supposed leaders are infected with the election fever, dragging the whole nation into the pits.

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