Obama Preparing for Hillary to Wage War on Russia?
by Stephen Lendman
Provocative US actions against Russia seem heading inevitably toward open conflict, madness if initiated.
Anything willful or accidental could spark devastating war, unlike anything experienced earlier - today’s super-weapons able to turn cities to smoldering rubble, millions perishing in the onslaught.
Longstanding US plans call for regime change in Russia, partitioning the country for easier control, looting its resources, exploiting its people, eliminating Washington’s main challenger for global dominance along with China. Similar designs against its government are planned.
Syria is the world’s leading hot spot - Washington and Moscow with polar opposite objectives. John Kerry lied, saying “(w)e are not giving up on the Syrian people, and we are not abandoning the pursuit of peace.”
War rages. Washington wants regime change, Syrian sovereignty destroyed, puppet governance it controls replacing it, intending endless conflict in pursuit of its objectives.
On Friday, Obama and his national security staff discussed escalating aggression in Syria, including possible airstrikes on its military bases, munitions depots and ground defense systems - risking direct confrontation with Russia if initiated.
Unilaterally imposing a no-fly zone is being considered, a virtual declaration of war on Moscow if ordered. Hostile anti-Russian accusations persist - including unfounded claims about interfering with America’s electoral process despite no evidence suggesting it.
On Friday, NBC News reported “(t)he Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election…”
“Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging ‘clandestine’ cyber operation designed to harass and ‘embarrass’ the Kremlin leadership.”
Unnamed sources told NBC News that the agency began selecting targets, preparing for cyberattacking Russia if ordered.
On Friday, Joe Biden said “we’re sending a message to Putin…(I)t will be at the time of our choosing and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.”
Unnamed officials told NBC News about divergent administration positions on whether to initiate this type provocation, surely to get an appropriate counter-response, further escalating tensions.
Persistent allegations of Russian interference in November’s presidential election, war crimes in Syria, “aggression” in Ukraine, and other hostile accusations are entirely baseless - diverting attention from America’s imperial agenda, giving the Clinton campaign manufactured red meat to use advantageously.
She’ll likely succeed Obama next year. US political bosses and monied interests chose her before campaigning began last year.
Scoundrel media crucifixion of Trump paved the way for her ascension to power. Her anti-Russia militancy and rage for endless wars risk more explosive global conflicts than already - including the insanity of possible nuclear war on Russia.
All bets are off with her as commander-in-chief of America’s military, a terrifying prospect.
A Final Comment
Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov commented on reports about possible CIA cyberattacks on Russia, saying “(c)ertainly we will (respond). This is already on the edge of rudeness.”
Putin press secretary Dmitry Peskov explained Russia intends taking “precautionary measures” against potential US cyberattacks,” sharply adding:
“…US unpredictability and aggression keep growing, and such threats against Moscow and our country’s leadership are unprecedented, because the threat is being announced at the level of the US Vice President.”
“(G)iven such an aggressive, unpredictable line, we have to take measures to protect our interests, somehow hedge the risks. Such unpredictability is dangerous for the whole world.”
Make no mistake. Moscow will respond appropriately to any aggressive US actions.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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