Battle of Syraq SITREP Addendum: Russians Accuse U.S. of Having ‘Covert Operatives Directing Terrorist Operations’ in Syria
by James the Russian Analyst
— Rogue Money (@theroguemoney) October 1, 2016
President Obama has long refused to approve direct military intervention in Syria. And Mr. Putin may be assuming that Mr. Obama is unlikely to confront Russia in his final months and with an American election season in full swing. But with the rebel stronghold in Aleppo under threat of falling to the government, administration officials said that such a response is again under consideration.
The language in this NYT editorial on Putin recalls old edits on Milosevic & Saddam. They’re preparing us for war https://t.co/PqWU7YvHCF
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) September 29, 2016
— Кристина (@LubimayaRussiya) October 1, 2016
As the Guerrilla Economist observed in the tweet above Exceptionalistan is not used to having its impotence when it comes to saving its jihadist proxies exposed to the world. Nor will it forgive the Russians for squarely accusing them without the previous caveats of sponsoring jihadist terrorists, including the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. Furthermore, it would appear as the Establishment panic sinks in along with Hillary’s shriveling turnout among traditional Democratic constituencies like blacks in Ohio or Florida, that the urgency to do something in Syria or perhaps Ukraine is rising in the twisted minds of the dirty Deep State.
— Walid (@walid970721) September 30, 2016
The problems with what the neocon crazies in Washington may be about to attempt are manifold, and we have described them in Friday’s Syraq SITREP 4 and many other pieces. When it comes to political will, there is a chasm between the Russian people, who are conservatively estimated to be 80% united behind Putin in opposing Washington’s bullying short of nuclear war — and Americans who can barely find Syria on a map being browbeaten into supporting yet another Mideast adventure. Only this time an assault with far graver risks than the invasions of Iraq or Libya, due to their being a technological peer level competitor and nuclear armed great power in the way. As Zerohedge contributor Mike Krieger writes, citing Reuters stenography of White House threats to do something: