This American government (Bush-Cheney-Obama) is the most incompetent government that has ever walked the earth. Those people don’t have any sense at all. Just look at what they’ve done. In 14 years they’ve destroyed 7 countries, killed millions of people, and displaced millions of people. And where are those displaced people? They are overrunning Europe… Does Putin need to do anything? We’re doing it all for him. So he doesn’t need to do anything. He’s not going to attack anybody. What does he need to attack anybody for? The idiot Americans are destroying themselves and their allies. This is an amazing fiasco.”
Paul Craig Roberts
Putin has made very limited responses to US provocations against Russia in both the Ukraine and Syria. He has issued limited sanctions against Turkey for the downing of the SU-24 and the killing of one pilot and one Marine in the rescue party.
On the ground in Syria they are following the strategy of Major General Qaseem Soleimani from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The Syrian Army, the Syrian National Guard (NDF), Hezbollah and volunteers from Iraq with their Iranian officers have gained control of all the major Syrian roads. They have cut all of the supply lines to Al Nusra, ISIS and other terrorists. They are pushing to the borders with Turkey and Jordan. More than a million refugees have decided to return to Syria. Syria has compulsory service laws so the young returning men will likely swell the ranks of their National Guard which has better terms than the Army.
The Jihadists are not native to Syria so the Syrian people in the provinces have given the Russians accurate targeting intelligence. The terrorists depend on foreign suppliers for munitions. The Russians have 10 spy satellites which they are using to devastate the ISIS convoys taking supplies in and exporting oil out to pay for it all. In short the Russians will win and make any American or Turkish response impossible.
On the economic front the IMF will soon vote to either accept or to reject the proposal to add the Chinese yuan as the fifth currency in their SDR basket of currencies which presently includes the US dollar, the Japanese yen, the British pound and the euro. It would be better for the US if they did not veto the addition of the yuan to the SDR. Catherine Austin Fitts has said the US dollar is slowly losing its position as the most important reserve currency in the world. A slow decline in American wages is preferable to a sudden collapse.
Never underestimate the ability of the American government to do stupid things. If they veto the addition of the yuan as the fifth currency in the SDR, then they will push China into the arms of the Russians. This at a time when the US is bullying the Chinese over the South China Seas and the Russians over atrocities American stooges are committing in the Ukraine and Syria.
Catherine Austin Fitts has said recently that the US has to maintain the fiction that they are in charge of the world’s sea lanes to maintain the dollar as an the premier international reserve currency. This presents options Russia and China could explore.
The Chinese and the Russians have been dumping US Treasury bonds and buying gold. They are limited in the number of bonds they can dump and in the tonnage of gold they can buy. If they sell too many bonds, they could crash the markets and start the next Great Depression.
The Federal Reserve has been buying US Treasury bonds. The Russians and more importantly the Chinese could gradually increase their sales of US Treasury bonds to express their displeasure at American bullying in the South China Seas. This would accelerate the decline in purchasing power of the dollar. CIA financial consultant, Jim Rickards, said the dollar would lose 80% of its foreign purchasing power which is to say that imported prices would over the next few years increase 500%. One option would be to accelerate the decline of the dollar.
Another option would be to challenge the US Sea Lanes in the South China Seas, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The Russians are finally making good on the delivery of the upgraded Antey version of the S-300 anti-missile system to Iran. This will be replaced by the S-400. To convince Hezbollah to send so many troops into Syria the Russians and the Iranians have had to send them faster and better missiles. Hezbollah defeated the Israelis on the ground in 2006.
With these new missiles Israel would never dare attack Hezbollah. Hezbollah could turn Tel Aviv and Haifa into parking lots. They used drones to exactly map the Israeli power grid and take it down for 6 months. It takes that long to replace industrial size transformers.
One option is that the Russians extend the range and power of Iran’s already formidable military. Even a coordinated US-Israeli attack on Iran is unthinkable. But with the S-300 Antey anti-aircraft system and the Chinese HQ-9 missiles to protect it, the US would never consider such a suicide mission. The Iranians are mass-producing Mach 3 Short Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBMs) and drones to fire at US ships in the Persian Gulf. The Iranians have rocket artillery capable of delivering 1,323 pound warheads (600 Kgs) 130 miles (210 Kms). If your aircraft carrier is hit by a couple dozen missiles and a dozen 1,323 pound warheads, there won’t be much left above the surface of the water to use as target practice. The Iranians also have 3,000 fast boats armed with automatic weapons and missiles. They could use the boats to capture American sailors.
This Russian option would be to sell the Iskander SRBM to Iran. Even the export version has a speed of Mach 5.5. It has 710 Kg (1,565 pound) warheads and in one version (R-500) has a range of 2,000 Kms. Iranian missiles could take out all US military bases in Central Command.
The Chinese are opening a naval base in Djibouti which is near an American base that sends out drones to kill Africans. Compare this to China which announced $100 billion in investments for Africa at their Beijing conference in 2010. That sounds more attractive to Africans than either an American drone strike or a French invasion of Mali.
Another Russian option would be to help the Chinese to stock Djibouti with missiles capable of challenging NATO control of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea.
Yemen is currently resisting a Saudi invasion which is more of an air campaign though they did fly 500 terrorists from Syria into Yemen to help kill the locals. The US, NATO, Israel and the Saudis have imposed a food embargo which is a war crime as the local people normally import 90% of their food. King Salman of Saudi Arabia is senile and has 8 brothers trying to remove him from the throne. The war is going badly for the Saudis and the Russians could help the Yemeni people.
If I were Putin, I would get a UN General Assembly Resolution authorizing food aid to Yemen. Load up several boats with food and no weapons. Invite inspections. Then send the freighters with armed naval escorts ignoring all vetoes in the Security Council. Yemen would give the Russians and the CHinese control of both sides of the Red Sea.
In 2016 100,000 Iraqi volunteers funded and trained by Iraq will over run ISIS if the Russians take over the Iraq air campaign from the US. One day next year the Saudis will wake up to discover that they do not just share a border with Iraq but they are bordering the Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian-Russian-Chinese alliance.
The Chinese option would be to hold a conference promising $200 billion or more in investments for the New Mideast which will be free of ISIS and Al Qaeda. The Chinese have already promised $250 billion for Latin America and $100 billion for Africa. They would be dumping more US Treasury bonds which in 2016 will rapidly be approaching Zero Value anyway.
China could make the end of the Petrodollar a condition for becoming a recipient of their hundreds of billions in new investments. All participating nations would have to sell their oil in currencies other than the dollar. The Bush-Cheney-Obama handling of the economy is as stupid as their military policies. American world economic and military world dominance is coming to an end no matter what Putin and the Chinese do or don’t do. Russia and China have options that make America’s demise happen sooner rather than later.
Russia and China do not have to fight World War III to win. American leadership and treason has condemned Americans to Third World status.
I am convinced that Wall Street and the City of London want to use Amnesty in America and refugees in Europe to unleash a Race War so we cannot unite to arrest the Bankers and seize their assets when our currencies collapse. This next article was written before the refugee crisis but it applies to our present circumstances.
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