Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Russia's Real War on Terrorism v. US Pretense

Russia’s Real War on Terrorism v. US Pretense

by Stephen Lendman

America is the problem, Russia the solution in the war on terrorism, Putin going all-out to defeat the scourge Obama supports - complicit with rogue NATO partners, Israel and Middle East despots.

No squaring the circle between US and Russian policy is possible because of Washington’s ruthless imperial agenda - wanting dominion over planet earth, willing to risk destroying it to achieve its aims, madness by any standard.

Bipartisan US policymakers support endless wars of aggression, raping one country after another, stealing their resources, exploiting their people, creating societies unfit to live in, eliminating nonbelievers.

Humanity’s survival was never more up for grabs in world history than today. Lunatics in Washington may kill us all. Russia continues going all-out to save us, waging a committed war on terrorism in Syria. Perhaps Iraq is next.

Defeating its scourge requires confronting it wherever it exists - no-holds-barred as permitted under international law, vital to uphold in stark contrast to criminal US policy.

Russia may be our only chance to survive America’s war on humanity. Vladimir Putin, Sergey Lavrov and other officials deserve universal support.

Defeating ISIS and other terrorist groups requires cutting off their funding lifeline. Russia is preparing a draft Security Council resolution stipulating stricter enforcement of SC Res. 2199 - adopted unanimously in February to combat terrorism “by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law, (including) threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.”

It stressed shutting down all sources of revenue for terrorists, including from illicit oil and drug sales, stolen artifacts, ransoms from kidnappings, other activities, and by freezing assets.

Russia’s new draft resolution stresses stricter enforcement than current lax policies - because of US support for terrorism complicit with rogue partners, Putin blasting Turkey for  refining and selling stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil for ISIS. 

Washington permits it, aiding its terrorist foot soldiers. Its rhetorical support for combating terrorism is a complete hoax, a monstrous deception, concealing its ruthless agenda, waging endless wars on humanity, using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as imperial foot soldiers.

“We are not happy with the way Resolution 2199, which was our initiative, is controlled and implemented,” Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin stressed. 

“We want to toughen the whole procedure. We are already discussing the text with some colleagues, and I must say that so far there is not a lot of contention being expressed.”

Implementation alone matters, Washington the main obstacle, saying one thing, doing another virtually always on major geopolitical issues, especially anything related to world peace and stability.

Russia’s new resolution proposes imposing sanctions on any nations involved in illicit oil and other financial transactions engaged in by ISIS and other terrorist groups.  

Retired US Army Major General Paul Vallely calls Turkey’s Erdogan a “negative force” for involvement in refining and selling stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil illicitly on the black market.

Vallely said he witnessed Ankara’s thriving black market firsthand - on the Turkish/Syrian border, Erdogan’s claim otherwise a bald-faced lie. Clear, indisputable evidence indicts him and his despotic regime.

According to Vallely, “(h)e has been supporting ISIS since I was over there several years ago. I’ve met some of the black-marketeers along the Syrian border there in Hatay province (Turkey)…(T)hey’re alive and well.”

“Erdogan is a (major) problem, He really is, and if I was ambassador Churkin, not only would I propose something in the Security Council for cutting off the finances, but also doing some kind of action against (him).” 

“He is a very, very negative force in that area,” representing pure evil allied with Washington and its other rogue partners, a major threat to world peace and security.

Russia’s chance for Security Council cooperation is virtually nil - whatever resolutions may be passed. Washington is the key problem, not the solution. 

Defeating terrorism requires checkmating its imperial ambitions, no simple task for any single or combination of nations - vital to achieve to have any hope for world peace, stability and security.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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