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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

As long as bipartisan Russophobic officials run America, improved relations with Moscow will remain unattainable.

Lavrov discusses bilateral relations with Rex Tillerson often – mostly by phone, at times face-to-face, every time accomplishing nothing.

Washington remains implacably hostile to Moscow. It’s been this way for most of the past century.

The geopolitical agendas of both countries are world’s apart. Russia pursues world peace, stability, mutual cooperation among all nations, and multi-world polarity.

America seeks unchallenged global dominance, wars of aggression its favored strategy. Talks between both countries accomplish nothing. Russia’s word is its bond. America breaches virtually all agreements it makes.

Yet Moscow continues diplomatic outreach, knowing the futility of its efforts. Hoped for improved relations following Trump’s election were dashed by the neocon takeover of his administration.

Washington considers Russia its main geopolitical adversary. Bilateral relations are dismal, the worst perhaps since Woodrow Wilson and Britain’s Lloyd George sent combat troops to Russia three months after WW I ended.

They invaded the country, intervening against Bolshevik forces, remaining until April 1920. America’s imperial agenda today far exceeds its century ago aims.

Russia’s huge land mass represents a huge prize, rich in valued resources, America perhaps willing to go to war for control, along with destroying its sovereignty, toppling its government, replacing it with pro-
Western puppet rule.

America’s rage for dominance risks unthinkable nuclear war. Things seem headed ominously in this direction.

Prime targets include North Korea, Iran and Russia. The daily drumbeat of hostile US rhetoric against these countries should terrify everyone.

Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller sees another US war coming. America is always at war, currently in multiple theaters, other nations on its target list.

It’s likely just a matter of time before America attacks them, the disturbing reality of the way America is run today – a modern-day Rome or Nazi Germany with nukes and other super-weapons, not shy about using them.

On December 26, Lavrov denounced Washington’s “aggressive rhetoric” on North Korea, heightening tensions, saying this behavior is “unacceptable” during a phone conversation with Tillerson.

His remarks fell on deaf ears. America’s chief diplomatic has no say on the Trump administration’s geopolitical policies. Hawkish generals run it, militantly hostile to the DPRK along with Trump.

Conditions in Ukraine remain alarming. Its fascist regime continues intermittent attacks on Donbass, encouraged and supported by Washington.

The Trump administration is continuing Obama’s policy of supplying heavy weapons to Kiev, for offense, not defense. Its regime breached Minsk I and II ceasefire terms straightaway.

Overnight attacks on Donbass were reported in five areas. Agreed on yearend ceasefire was breached almost immediately.

New US shipments of heavy arms and munitions assure making things worse, not better.

Hostilities on the Korean peninsula could erupt any time in the new year. War in Syria is far from resolved, despite elimination of most ISIS fighters.

More may be coming, according to Russian aerial surveillance, explained by its General Staff head Gen. Valery Gerasimov, saying:

America’s southeastern Syria military base near al-Tanf is used as a training facility for “terrorist squads.”

A refugee camp in northeastern Syria near al-Shaddadah in al-Hasakah province is used for the same purpose – for remnants of ISIS fighters relocated from Raqqa and other terrorists.

They’re part of Washington’s “New Syrian Army,” comprised of cutthroat killers, tasked with continuing war, committing atrocities, and other destabilizing activities.

Weeks earlier, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said “(i)instead of the New Syrian Army, mobile ISIS groups, like a jack in the box, carry out sabotage and terrorist attacks against Syrian troops and civilians,” launched from US training bases.

America supports the scourge of ISIS and other terrorist groups it claims to oppose.

They’re used as imperial foot soldiers against governments of sovereign states Washington wants toppled.

Russia’s turn awaits, perhaps what Washington intends against the country, wanting control over its territory, resources and people by whatever strategy it intends to use ahead.

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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.