RI website By Rudy Panko Posted Fri., Feb.24, 2017
It is now crystal clear that Washington and its client states have done everything in their power to sabotage the tentative peace settlement in Syria and provoke a fresh outbreak of fighting in East Ukraine.
Even the abstract concept of “talking” to the Russians is now considered an act of treason. Just ask Michael Flynn. When Tillerson had his first meeting with Lavrov in Bonn, he very anxiously shut out the press, in direct affront to normal protocol.
No American official wants to be caught on camera talking with a Russian.
As a general observation, it’s a very bad time to be alive if you’re a Russian diplomat.
Here’s the latest on the fragile Syria ceasefire and peace settlement: Western NGOs are working around the clock to discredit and demonize the Syrian government. Every few days we are now seeing new reports about Russian and Syrian atrocities, giving ammunition to “moderate rebels” and their delegations that will be used to self-righteously reject any peace settlement.
The media is already waiting on the sidelines, ready to declare peace talks as an outrageous whitewash of Assad’s “crimes”.
We’re not being dramatic. Here’s a press release from Human Rights Watch about the upcoming talks in Geneva:
’The US-led coalition should take fully into account that the Russia-Syria coalition has repeatedly committed war crimes under the guise of fighting terrorism, and that any cooperation with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in Syria should ensure that it is not complicit in such crimes”.
Not even trying to hide their disdain for the truth.
Meanwhile, Russian military advisors are being killed in well-timed, well-executed bomb attacks — with no terrorist organization or militia taking credit.
In Ukraine, things have gone from bad to worse: Fighting in Avdiyevka, close to the biggest rebel-held city of Donetsk, has flared up.
In a recent visit to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham told Ukrainian troops:
“All of us will go back to Washington and we will push the case against Russia. Enough of a Russian aggression. It is time for them to pay a heavier price. Your fight is our fight, 2017 will be the year of offense”.
Graham reaffirmed his commitment to war just yesterday, when he declared 2017 to be the year of “kicking Russia in the ass”.
It’s time to face the music: Donald Trump was not able to rein in the permanent war state. He is probably playing golf, right now, as the real powerbrokers in Washington prepare their next provocation.
Pat Buchanan noted: “Where Russians saw hope with Trump’s election, they are now apparently yielding to disillusionment and despair.”
Russia has tried every diplomatic means possible to find peaceful settlements to the conflicts that Washington has started. These efforts have been sabotaged.
And now Washington aims to make war with Russia inevitable. If it’s not careful, it might just get what it wants.
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