Did Washington Order Russian Aircraft Shot Down?

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Did Washington Order Russian Aircraft Shot Down?
by Stephen Lendman
A personal note. I’m not writing from my usual location, comfortably at home on my desktop – currently hospitalized, hopefully released soon. 
I’ll be briefer than usual, conserving strength – thankful to maintain daily communication with readers, best as able when less than par.
Let’s not mince words. Washington is no Russian partner. Its policy is adversarially hostile, notably during the Cold War, especially throughout Putin’s leadership years – a preeminent world leader/peace champion polar opposite rogues running America, perhaps one day able to turn the tide against their hegemonic agenda.
Saving humanity from the scourge of another devastating global war – potential nuclear armageddon – depends on his efforts to prevent it. 
Washington’s rage for endless wars threatens world peace, security and humanity’s survival. Bipartisan US policymakers tolerate no independent countries, especially Russia, China and resource rich ones like Iraq, Libya, Iran and Venezuela – two down, two to go plus others. 
Rogue empires never rest. New plots follow older ones. The worst may be yet to come. Lunatics in Washington want endless wars for unchallenged global dominance even at the risk of killing us all.
Russian analyst John Helmer says “Turkey never makes a military move without getting Pentagon approval first.” More importantly, did Washington plan and orchestrate Ankara’s aggression against Russia – letting it pull the trigger to execute its policy.
If so, why? Russia’s effective war on ISIS and other terrorists in Syria challenges America’s hegemonic agenda – decisively disrupting its ruthless aims, changing the dynamic in one area, likely more to come politically, economically and perhaps militarily allied with China, Iran, various Central Asian countries and perhaps others.
Washington has no effective way to challenge Putin’s righteous mission – waging Security Council authorized real war on terrorism, Syrian government’s request for help on its territory, acting in full accord with international law, polar opposite US phony war, supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups as proxy imperial foot soldiers, not combatting them.
Putin urges world unity against a common scourge. Washington wants his efforts foiled, perhaps disrupting them by using Turkey to down Russia’s aircraft. Dirty stunts reflect longtime US practice.
America’s agenda is endless war, instability and chaos. World peace defeats it. Expect more dirty tricks ahead. Russia will get no help from Washington in combating terrorism – its adversary, not partner.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.