America Headed for War on Russia

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America Headed for War on Russia
by Stephen Lendman
America’s reckless imperial agenda should terrify everyone, a permanent war policy targeting all nations not serving its interests, wanting pro-Western puppet regimes replacing them – willing to risk destroying planet earth to own it.
Imperial madness may kill us all, especially if neocons infesting Washington wage war on Russia, likely with nuclear weapons if launched – a possible doomsday scenario if militantly anti-Russia/war goddess/she-devil Hillary succeeds Obama, humanity’s greatest threat.
Syria is the world’s most dangerous flashpoint, a classic good v. evil struggle, pitting Russia wanting the nation freed from the scourge of US-supported terrorism v.  Washington’s determination to use it as an imperial force for conquest, a step toward its ultimate aim of unchallenged global dominance. 
Something has to give. John Kerry’s ultimatum to Sergey Lavrov on Aleppo amounted to saying stop combating US-supported terrorists so they can regain and upper hand, prevail in the area and ultimately defeat government forces. 
It’s virtually certain without Russia’s involvement and determination to win the battle for Aleppo, defeating Washington’s proxy death squad army.
Moscow has a choice – defeat terrorism in Syria or yield to US interests, let Washington gain another imperial trophy, leaving Iran vulnerable to become the next domino to fall, then face a US-backed terrorist infestation in its heartland, leading to war between the most powerful nuclear-armed nations – a prescription for disaster.
It’s incomprehensible why Russia considers America its geopolitical partner. How much more evidence is needed to know its criminal cabal in charge wants Kremlin leadership ousted, the nation’s sovereignty destroyed, and US-controlled governance replacing it – by any means, including nuclear war.
Things seem headed inexorably toward this potentially catastrophic confrontation. Moscow wastes time and energy on diplomacy with a sworn adversary – futile every time tried during the post-Cold War period, especially during Putin’s tenure as president.
So-called US/Russia cooperation on Syria is pure fantasy. Except for keeping their warplanes from engaging in aerial combat, both nations pursue polar opposite agendas.
Washington wants endless war to topple Assad, wanting pro-Western puppet governance replacing him. Russia is committed to defeat the scourge of terrorism in Syria, wanting it prevented from infesting its own heartland.
Yielding to US interests would be its undoing, hopefully not forthcoming. Stiffer resolve is needed. America is Russia’s enemy, not partner. 
On September 27, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with Syria’s ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad.
A Foreign Ministry statement followed, saying “(t)he Russian side stressed its firm commitment to continue assistance to the Syrian government in its anti-terrorism efforts and promote the soonest political settlement of the Syrian crisis in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254.”
On September 28, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov accused Washington of “de facto support for terrorism” in Syria – adding its use “show(s) the political depths the (Obama) administration has stooped to in its approach to the Middle East and specifically to Syria.”
The only way to defeat the scourge of US imperialism is by firm resolve against it, refusing to capitulate to its demands. 
Convention diplomacy with Washington is futile, accomplishing nothing – not with neocons in charge.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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Stephen Lendman
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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.