Sunday May 19, 2013
Should the US Fight a Nuclear War with Russia for Israel?Joe Clifford Salem-News.com
The US is being driven to military intervention by foolish hawks in this country whose arrogance of power has blinded them to the seriousness of a confrontation with Russia.
(JAMESTOWN, RI) - Russia’s Prime Minister Medvedev fired a nuclear shot across the bow of both the US and the world, but tragically the US media paid little attention to his warning of a possible nuclear confrontation over US interference in the Syrian problem.
Interesting that the Russian Prime Minister talked about the possibility of nuclear war and the media chose to pay little attention, keeping the American public once again in the dark. Medvedev warned the US against any military intervention in Syria and was quoted as saying:
Readers should ask: why risk a nuclear war with Russia over Syria, which has no strategic value to the US? While Syria has little or no strategic value, it is very important to Israel for two reasons. Israel still maintains control over the Golan Heights, an area of land which Israel seized from Syria and has steadfastly refused to return since the end of the 1967 war.
A civil war in Syria would weaken Syria, allowing Israel to continue its illegal control over the Golan Heights. Syria is also an ally of Iran and all know that the road to Iran goes through Syria; hence a weakened Syria represents a “weakened Iran”, which would greatly please the Israelis. The US has no real beef with Iran, but Israel is a bitter enemy of Iran because it supports Palestinian freedom and those who fight Israel for it.
Nevertheless Israel’s dispute with Iran has become America’s, for Israel controls the US Congress, and Congress by bowing to AIPAC seems perfectly willing to sacrifice American lives to remain in the good political graces of AIPAC.
The US is being driven to military intervention by foolish hawks in this country whose arrogance of power has blinded them to the seriousness of a confrontation with Russia. Along with the fanatical extremists who hunger for yet another war is the Israeli lobby, which would like nothing better than for the US to use its military power to weaken Syria, as was done with Libya and Iraq.
Israel is incessantly using its political capital in the US Congress, which has been aptly described as “occupied territory” through its agent AIPAC, and has pushed the US ever closer to a war with Iran. The US, pushed strongly by Israel, has made it virtually impossible for a negotiated settlement with Iran over its nuclear program. The goal is to put Iran in a box from which there is no negotiated settlement, and then advocate a war, arguing negotiations has failed. Nothing could be better for Israel than having the US fight a war with Iran, except taking Syria down along the way.
All Middle East US policy is dictated by Israel, and it is certainly no coincidence that over the years Israel’s most bitter enemies have included Libya, Iraq, and Iran, and Syria. The US had taken down 2 of the 4, and it appears only a matter of time before AIPAC convinces the US government that the time to attack the other two is at hand.
What is unnerving however is Medvedev’s statement about being pushed too far and facing a nuclear showdown with Russia, who has seen itself pushed to the limits by an aggressive US policy of establishing missile bases all around Russia in their former satellite nations. Russia has been provoked too many times, and now appears to be sending a very strong signal that it will not allow the US to use force in Syria.
Adding to the seriousness was the incident between the US and Russia over Russia’s sending what we said were “attack” helicopters to the Syrian government. The US made a huge deal of this, accusing Russia of siding with the government of Syria by sending “attack” helicopters to the Syrian government, while the US was hypocritically aiding the rebels by sending arms and ammunition in a Civil War.
The US had to back off its claim when it learned the helicopters were merely refurbished and not attack helicopters. It was also revealed that the US considered the use of military force in stopping the Russian ship to prevent the helicopters from reaching Syria. Even discussing such and option is a frightening scenario and it demonstrates the true nature of the arrogance of power in this country.
Russia, with its warning, has apparently drawn a “line in the sand” and is unwilling to allow the US to continue to meddle in Russia’s back yard. They seem to be saying the imperial drive of the US will be stopped in Syria, and in a late breaking story the Russians today announced any plan to unseat Assad, the leader of Syria as being unacceptable.
In recent years they have tolerated imperial expansion, but Putin is under political fire to take a strong position against any further US encroachment, and Syria appears to be the line the sand. So the ultimate question is: do we risk a nuclear exchange with Russia to placate Israel’s desire to have us do battle with Syria and Iran? In the near future we will find out just who the US Congress really represents.
Salem-News.com Writer Joe Clifford, lives in historic Jamestown, Rhode Island, and has contributed a number of articles relating to foreign policy to newspapers in the Rhode Island area for years.
He graduated from Providence College where he earned an undergraduate and graduate degree. After a lengthy career as a high school teacher he turned to the study of US foreign policy, and then to writing, as a means of expressing an alternative perspective. His reading and research on foreign policy is broad and extensive, especially as the policy relates to the Middle East. His interest in foreign policy was inspired by the American misadventure in Vietnam. You can write to Joe at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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