Monday, October 19, 2015

Russia Effectively Undermining Washington's Hegemonic Agenda

Russia Effectively Undermining Washington’s Hegemonic Agenda

by Stephen Lendman

It was just a matter of time. Pure evil only goes unchallenged for so long. 

Putin’s intervention in Syria represents a major geopolitical shift - a brilliant move, again showing he’s a master chess player, taking the initiative in confronting the scourge of terrorism, what America supports and fosters as part of its dirty game.

Maybe Iraq and Central Asia efforts will follow Syria. Putin is now the preeminent world leader, a peace champion, a geopolitical defender of right over wrong, forthrightly opposing US imperialism, the world’s greatest terrorist scourge. 

Obama’s deplorable legacy is already written, nominally heading a neocon-infested regime, a criminal gang, waging endless premeditated direct and proxy wars of aggression against nations threatening no one - including homeland police state repression against America’s most vulnerable, serving monied interests exclusively.

Formidable Russian air power combined with rejuvenated Syrian ground forces are systematically routing ISIS and other terrorist groups - destroying their weapons, munitions, facilities and will to fight.

Thousands are deserting front line positions - hiding in residential areas or taking refuge cross-border in Turkey. CIA operatives and US special forces use its territory to arm and train terrorist fighters, cutthroat killers, death squads - teaching them to commit atrocities and other war crimes.

US policymakers are defenseless against Russia’s effective strategy - short of launching WW III. Don’t put anything past lunatics infesting Washington. Nothing in their playbook is too extreme. Dirty war without mercy is longstanding US policy.

At last it’s being effectively challenged. Washington can do no more than lie about Putin’s just cause striking the wrong targets. The whole world knows otherwise.

Addressing the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Syrian People’s Assembly Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said nations rejecting the Russian/Syrian alliance against terrorism support what the entire free world opposes.

Providing aid and comfort to ISIS and other takfiri terrorists shows which side Washington, Israel and their rogue allies back. Laham praised Russia’s effective intervention, striking a formidable blow against terrorism in days, continuing a battle vital to win.

Russia, Syria, Iran and other nations supporting world peace extend their hands to anyone wishing to dialogue responsibly. Washington and allied dark forces want endless conflict, not resolution.

Russia changed the dynamic on the ground, delivering a righteous body blow to US hegemonic ambitions, perhaps getting other  nations backing the wrong side to rethink their geopolitical agendas, including Western European ones.

Betting on Washington is a losing game going forward. Multi-world polarity is rising. Nothing changes quickly overnight. It took WW II for America to emerge as the world’s sole superpower.

It misused its chance for responsible world leadership. It proved itself a rogue state exceeding history’s worst. 

All empires by definition are hegemonic. All plagued by the same dynamic - hubris and arrogance. All meet the same fate, Soviet Russia the last one in 1991. 

America’s turn awaits - hastened by Putin’s righteous, forthright, responsible, effective challenge. Humanity salutes him.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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