A Stinging Moscow Christmas Message to Washington

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by Stephen Lendman
Russia admitted the futility of dealing with Obama and neocons infesting his regime, hoping for normalized bilateral relations once Trump takes over – mutual cooperation instead of current US hostility.
On Christmas eve, its Foreign Ministry blasted Obama as follows:
“The second in the past three days extension of US sanctions against Russia at a time when the bloody tragedies in Ankara and Berlin should rally all reasonable people in the fight against the terrorist threat is evidence that Washington has completely lost its grip on reality.”
Comment: Russia wants nothing more to do with Washington while Obama remains president – what should have happened long ago instead of wasting time on futile diplomacy accomplishing nothing positive. 
Russian FM: “On the other hand, we did not expect anything else considering that for the past few years the Obama administration has been busily looking for ways to harm Russia.” 
“By doing this, the US administration is also harming the American nation, whose image has been marred by this imprudent policy even in the eyes of those who are completely apolitical.”
Comment: Diplomacy only works when both or all sides are committed to use it responsibly – never by Washington since the Clinton co-presidency.
Russian FM: “Instead of reining in their Kiev clients, who have derailed many opportunities for a peaceful settlement in Donbass, Washington has yet again directed its unfounded complaints at Russia.” 
“We would like to remind everyone that the referendum in Crimea and Sevastopol was the direct result of the state coup in Ukraine supported by the United States.” 
“The decision taken by the people of Crimea and Sevastopol cannot be reversed, no matter how hard some people may try to convince themselves otherwise.”
Comment: The “state coup” was planned, orchestrated and implemented by Washington – Russia fully aware of what went on, democracy replaced by fascist illegitimacy.
The vast majority of Crimean and Sevastopol residents voted democratically to rejoin Russia, correcting a historic mistake, their legitimate right under international law. 
Russian FM: “We are also being ‘punished’ for supporting the Syrian Government in its fight against terrorism, which is a threat not only to Syria but also to the rest of the world.” 
“It is a fact that the current US administration is willing to support any, even the most destructive forces in its desire to bring about a regime change in Syria.” 
“The US administration has protected the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, which is a unit of al-Qaeda that has staged the most terrible terrorist attacks in US history.” 
“The White House seems to have forgotten that under US law providing support to terrorists is a criminal offense.”
Comment: Hillary Clinton as secretary of state orchestrated US naked aggression on Libya and Syria – wanting pro-Western puppet governance replacing their sovereign independence, a flagrant breach of international and US constitutional law.
Moscow deserves universal praise for intervening in Syria last year at the behest of its government. Its aim is to combat terrorism, prevent its spread to Russia’s heartland, along with protecting Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity.
America created and supports the terrorist scourge it claims to oppose. The Big Lie persists claiming otherwise.
Russian FM: “Sanctions will not force us to change our views. The Russian companies that are cooperating with Crimea, the agrarian, energy and defence companies, Tempbank, which is working with Syrian partners, and other Russian companies sanctioned by the outgoing US administration will continue working as usual.” 
“But these sanctions will cast an even more unflattering light on this administration, which will leave a bad memory behind.”
Comment: Security Council members alone may impose sanctions on countries – not individual ones against others, lawless when done unilaterally or jointly with other nations.
Will Trump end US hostility toward Moscow, normalizing relations and cooperating with Putin in combating terrorism?
Will he prioritize diplomacy over belligerence? Will he be a responsible leader or a rogue one like Obama, Bush/Cheney and the Clintons?
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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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.