Paul Craig Roberts Asks: Is Russia Washington’s Next Vassal?

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Written by Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared on paulcraigroberts.org

If reports coming out of Russia are true, Vladimir Putin is considering appointing Washington’s agent, Alexei Kudrin, to negotiate Russia’s surrender to Washington. http://johnhelmer.net/vice-president-for-capitulation-putin-decides-what-job-to-give-kudrin/#more-19143 and https://russia-insider.com/en/putin-has-shown-weakness-armenia-and-syria-his-credibility-collapsing/ri23361

In checking out this story with well-informed and connected experts, I am advised that John Helmer in his report might have put too much credence in the story planted on the Financial Times by Kudrin. One expert whose judgment I trust told me that Kudrin and other members of the “pro-US lobby”—the traitors that The Saker calls the Atlanticist Integrationists—are playing their  usual games. Kudrin may have gone too far this time by planting the story in the UK’s Financial times of his forthcoming appointment as negotiator of Russia’s surrender to Washington. The expert, whom I trust, told me that everyone in the Putin administration really dislikes Kudrin as a person and political figure — the sly games he plays, exploiting Putin’s personal loyalty from the past. It is widely said in Russia that Putin is too loyal to old friends like Kudrin who no longer serve him well. Kudrin’s few allies are in Medvedev’s group, and Washington’s incompetence recently sanctioned a couple of Kudrin’s Russian allies.

Another expert whom I trust responds that rumors fly in Russia like they do everywhere as ambitious people jocky to elevate themselves in the media. In contrast to the rumors that Putin is going to turn Russia’s fate over to an American agent, he reports rumors that Putin, pushed by nationalist patriotism and the military, is about to purge the Russian Fifth Column—Kudrin and the pro-Washington faction.

On the other hand, a Russian journalist tells me that in actual fact Putin himself is the biggest pro-Western liberal of them all and that Kudrin was instrumental in bringing Putin from St. Petersburg and installing him in the Moscow establishment.

Perhaps Putin’s inaugural address will indicate whether Kudrin will be given the power to surrender Russia or whether the pro-American Fifth Column will be finally excluded from the government or whether nothing changes.

Kudrin sounds like a traitor who should be put on trial for treason. It seems unlikely that Putin would make Kudrin the number two man in the Russian government. Kudrin, a protector of oligarchic control of Russia by billionaires who stole their fortunes by “privatizing” public assets, is also known for his advocacy of austerity for the Russian population while creating more billionaires by privatizing state assets.

Possibly there is as much fake news in Russia as there is in the US and Europe and that the truth is that Kudrin is a nonentity and not a player in Russian government decisions. However, if Kudrin is elevated, perhaps his rise is due to neoliberal economics.

Kudrin along with the Russian central bank and most Russian economists who have been brainwashed by American neoliberal economics—“junk economics” in Michael Hudson’s accurate characterization—believe that the success of Russia’s economy depends on being tied to Washington’s imperial system. They believe—very erroneously and quite stupidly—that without American investment and the lifting of the sanctions, the Russian economy is doomed. That is what they say. The case could be that, like global economic interests everywhere, the oligarchs are only concerned with money, not with their country’s sovereignty.

As Michael Hudson and I have pointed out, the neoliberal economics taught to Russians by Americans in effect makes Russian economists agents of the West. The Russian economists represent policies that work to Washington’s, not to Russia’s, interest. Pepe Escobar, who believes Putin is moving in the opposite direction from Kudrin, acknowledges the pro-Washington faction’s control over Russian economic and financial policy. https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/05/popular-putin-prepares-for-cold-war-2.html

As there are few economists to tell Putin any different, the Russian government receives advice that Russia will fail unless its economy is integrated with the West.

Kudrin also intends to cut Russia’s military capability in order to save money with which to pay interest on foreign loans that oligarchs will use to privatize public assets. The consequence would be to make Russia’s vassalage permanent as a colony of the West.

In my article on May 3, I asked if Russia knows what’s up. Apparently not in the Middle East. The Russian government thinks Syria is about fighting terrorism and working out a peaceful settlement. But this is the last thing that Washington and Israel want. Washington and Israel want Assad and Iran overthrown so that Hezbollah is left without support and Israel can occupy southern Lebanon. Perhaps the Russian government’s inability to decipher the situation is the reason that Russia, always hoping to involve Washington in a peace settlement, never decisively brought the war in Syria to an end. Now Russia is faced with US, French, and British forces in the American-occupied part of Syria and with Israeli military attacks on Syrian army positions.

If Kudrin is permitted to put Russia under Washington’s control, China, whose government also seems impervious to the real situation that it confronts, will stand alone. By privatizing state assets and creating billionaire oligarchs more loyal to money than to China, the Chinese government has created levers for Washington to use to neutralize China.

Even if Helmer’s report is true, Washington and its ally Kudrin might still fail for any number of reasons, including the mounting problems of the US. Nevertheless, that Putin is reportedly considering endorsing Kudrin and his surrender policy is an indication that Russians face a challenge to their sovereignty from the pro-American forces in Russia.

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  • gustavo

    I do not think Putin is so stupid to put Kudrin in an import Russia military or political decision post.

    • Gabriel Hollows

      What makes you think he’d do it out of stupidity, instead of genuine malice?

  • MH370

    not a good sign…the war on iran is nearing

    • Merijn

      I wish them Westerners a lot of Luck in their Fight Against Iran & Allies… Because they are going to Need it… I Hope Iran will give Such a Devastating Blow to them Western Cockroach Army of Looters that it was the Last Time they ever Dared Setting Foot Outside their Countries….

      • Murf

        The US can trash Iran’s economy in an afternoon.
        How?
        I am glad you asked.
        Kharge Island oil Terminal
        “Kharg Oil Terminal is located on Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf some 25 kilometers off the coast of Iran. According to officials, more than 90% of Iran’s crude exports are shipped from the key island.”
        And no the S-300 batteries will not make a difference. they are not manned by Russians and will be targeted early.
        So Iran will of course launch retaliation missiles and mine the straight of Hormuz but the end result will always be clear,

        • Merijn

          America has Trashed many countries… they come in and destroy everything, that is the problem.. is that what it should be you think? Just go somewhere and Steal everything the people of that country have worked for… Imperialism doesn’t fit anymore in these days of change… and we also don’t like it anymore to do what the man with the biggest gun tells us to do…this World is changing and that is a good thing in my perception… and the same goes for the States…

          • Murf

            So what about Saddam where you ok with?
            Our European friends are in a twist over 2 people poisoned by nerve agents.
            Saddam gas over 22 THOUSAND Kurds plus an unknown number of Iranians.
            His decisions are directly responsible for the deaths of more Muslims than Tamerlain.
            And yet for some reason everybody just seemed to love him.
            What was it about him you loved?

          • Merijn

            Saddam was put in place & supported by the Americans as a buffer against Iran…Saddam was an asshole and I think he should have been hanged after the First Gulf War… but as the Younger Generations starting to realise that we have been lied to all our lives… Nothing but Lies here in the West… so I just don’t read or listen to any of the things these Governments are trying to make us believe… I’m just angry about the Destruction of Earth and it’s inhabitants by a Bunch of Treasonous Psychopaths… for they Have Ruled too long…I won’t mind a War… perhaps the only Way to set things straight…

          • Murf

            We didn’t put him in power. in fact the CIA Israel and Shah of Iran tried unsuccessfully to overthrow him in the late 70s but the Shah backout.
            So that makes your “US put him in power” a wash.
            After his fall we somewhat supported him against the Ayatollah but that was never more than cooperting with the “enemy of my enemy” then again so did everyone else. Most specially USSR who sold hi his weapons. Including the WMD delivery systems that Chemical Ali used to kill 22 thousand people in 88.
            That was pretty much the end of our relationship with Saddam.
            Three years later we were at war with him.
            So our ties to him while distasteful are nothing compared to USSR/Russia’s
            “Saddam was an asshole and I think he should have been hanged after the First Gulf War”
            Agreed but what did he do to deserve to be hanged for in Gulf War I that did not apply to the Gulf War II or is there a statute of limitations on murder and genocide.
            It did not matter to me if Saddam had new WMDs.
            I wanted him dead for the horrific crimes he commited. It should have happened in GW I But for some reason he was beloved by many we couldn’t touch him.
            As for GW II I didn’t care if we were invading because of WMDs or because he liked to kick cute little puppies.
            There is no statue of limitations on Justice.

            So you are always willing to believe a “False Flags” as long as it clear’s Russia of wrong doing?
            Interesting that you think you are being politically astute and savvy but you are excepting of whatever bogus excuses the Moscow Troll farm cranks out.
            That’s not being astute or savvy.
            Governments lie to get people to go along with their goals.
            But the truth can be sought and found.
            Just don’t look for it in the Russian media.

          • Merijn

            Thanks for your reply… I know things are much more complicated… then shown to us… but still there is this Common thread… Even U.S. Army Veterans aren’t very happy about the ways “their” Government lured them into many Wars… an Army is to Protect the Country against Foreign & Domestic Enemies… Not to steal more Gold & Oil for the Happy Few…in the End it is Peasants fighting Peasants…Like WWI Christmasnight… German & English Troops smoking a cigarette together and having a Laugh… Realising they are the same Human Beings… the next day they Mustard-Gassed eachother again… I don’t look where people come from… to judge them.. but by character, but us common folks should no longer be led into Wars for this Small Elite Group on either side of the Spectrum….enough is enough in my personal opinion

  • Serious

    Both Russia and USA are facing disintegration. Also some european countries like France, Spain, Italia and GB will face the same.

    When I said that Russia must fight against the globalists for Russia sake also, people didn’t believe me.

    • Merijn

      Yeah Globalists vs. The Rest of the World….them Globalists turned out to be a Pure Evil Bunch of Psychopaths & Banksters… that will do anything for Control over Sheeple & Resources

  • Merijn

    Wtf…Paul Graig Roberts is starting to Hallucinate… Deep State Dribble…

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      maybe just maybe he smokes very strong CIAgarillos

      • Merijn

        They become So Transparent when they try to Push some Strange Narratives…that will be the Big Problem for them in the Future….they are not Smart enough hehehe

    • FlorianGeyer

      Again I see that there is a concerted cyber attack to denigrate President Putin. This is of course intended to sow discord at home and abroad against Russia.

      Russia does however have a large problem, “the oligarchs are only concerned with money, not with their country’s sovereignty ” and all of the oligarchs are jews and/or Zionists. Most Western countries have the same problem.

      There will be a time in the near future I think when the ‘jewish oligarch ‘ problem will need to be addressed. This can better happen as the citizenry becomes more aware of the violence, theft and fraud of this venal cult that is being further exposed every day.

      • paul ( original )

        Yes considering what has been done to Russia in being asset stripped I can sort of see the virtue in the Gulags.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Me too Paul.

      • Cyriak Papasissis

        500 billion $ were stolen by the oligarchs , and shepherded out of Russia , under Kudrin’s protection. Now e.g. Mikhail Fridman bought himself oil companies , assets , and shares in mineral resource companies like Glencore. But the Russian state hopes , that they will eventually bring back some cash , and invest in Russia

        • FlorianGeyer

          They will only do that if they are being sequestered in the US etc BUT as all are Jews the US/EU Goyim will be told not to be anti semitic :)

    • 1691

      I only read the comments’ section, not his articles.

      • Tudor Miron

        Same here, After reading several lines I just stopped waisting time.

        • 1691

          PCR is such a typical american low IQ arrogant-big-mouth, spitting nonsense. I do not understand why he is published. He has an objective view on the fragile situation and delusional expectations from Russia, pushing for war as if this is the only solution.

      • Elcid Asaei

        And that is why you are an uninformed idiot, seeking groupie articles that give you what you want to hear! Good luck :-D

        • 1691

          No, because PCR is an idiot and I am not falling for his hysterical cries neither I fall for the bullsh*t from the key board army in Hell Aviv.

        • Merijn

          Hey Mister Hasbara…you just Created your account….Buzz Off don’t Call me Bro an Idiot…am afraid you are the Dumb Cunt in here..you will like the Mossad-Forum… try it there..

  • grumpy_carpenter

    Russia isn’t the USA’s next vassal but neither are the next pantomime villain like Hitler orOsama bin Laden and Al Queda were. The USA would like that but I don’t see Russia playing along unless it directly affects Russia. Arms races and wars cost money and Russia doesn’t want or need that. For example Russia is in Syria fighting Islamic terrorism for their own interests not the interests of Iran or Syria. They didn’t sign up to be Irans or Syrias protector. If Israel or the USA has a beef with Iran or Syria that’s between them. Russia will criticise but I don’t see them ‘taking one for the team’ outside the UN security council.

  • ruca

    PCR has become an alarmist.

    • Turbofan

      He may be but sometimes you need people like that. Explore all the angles.

    • Toto Pinocci

      Russia is a toothless dog

      • ruca

        Look in the mirror toothless one.

      • ruca

        Says the dog from the Wizard of Idiotz.

  • observerBG

    Wake up and smell the coffee. You are behind the curve. Comment sections at Sputnik are revolting. Even major russian bloggers are becoming embarrassed by Russia.

    The Saker

    “Russia’s Lack of Reaction to Israel’s Strikes on Syria Is Disgusting”

    https://russia-insider.com/en/russias-lack-reaction-israels-strikes-syria-disgusting/ri23438

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      major “russian blogger” is Canadian born in Swiss…big dill…I will not lose much sleep over that one.

      He is as much “Russian” as this place is…

      • Merijn

        I am always more interested in how Inhabitants of These Countries will respond to Changes and influences…it is the Common Folks that should Truly Rule this Earth Nothing More & Nothing Less…

        • Dr. Pro Liv

          have no problem with that my friend…
          me …I prefer personally what Russians think about Russian interests, Russia and Putin more than Western perspective of things…

          • Merijn

            Sure… but if Putin really takes weird actions… then there will always be the Russian People Right? You can Blindly follow leaders but in this day & age I will never Blindly follow any Leader…if he takes the right decisions Sure….!!!

          • Dr. Pro Liv

            Listen you speak common sense and experience and that is never bad thing…
            To the present day Putin did quite nice job for his nation weather he will do the same for the world…well we just have to sit and wait for that one…..
            I think that many countries would be happy to have leader like Putin
            Even though he is not perfect, he cares about his country and people.
            The results are showing that….

          • Merijn

            And that is what matters… my Government are Lying Bastards… and I am working on emigration to the East…

          • Tudor Miron

            Never good and never bad enough – that’s why there’s ongoing propoganda war against Putin/Russia. Demonizing is the simple part of it. Accusation from fake “friends of Syria” is another part of the same.

          • velociraptor

            Stickerman, thepaper armatas have fallen. Russia is naked and on the knee. You lost. Again. :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

          • Dr. Pro Liv

            you are either some under aged kid or US soldier with QI of dead parrot…

          • Dr. Pro Liv

            Yes Tudor, well spoken.
            A fake “friends of Syria” and even more fake “friends of Russia”!!!
            Ranging from all kinds of people from the West who see Russia as world servant only!
            With no rights to have national interests on their own.
            To the all kind of Arabs and Muslims who seek revenge against Israel or U.S. or NATO or Western sponsored Jihad, or all of them together while they themselves do NOT move finger to help their Muslim “brothers” in Syria!…
            The Russian lives are the cheapest for them so they want Russians to liberate Syria what majority of Syrians have refused to do and sit in EU and wait others to that for them !
            And everybody wants that Russia sends tons of weapons for free to Syria and everybody wants to spit on Russia -Putin for not doing even more!
            This place is full of HYPOCRITES.

    • Tudor Miron

      Major Russian blogger? That’s what you hasbara boys want us to think. But after reading more of his articles its obvious that this guy either doesn’t understand much or deliberately speading BS.

    • Murf

      When you ally with Putin you should always know where you stand in his list of priorities.
      That way you can predict when he will sell you out and to whom.
      The Kurds in Afrin did realize they rated lower than Turkey.
      To bad for them huh?
      .Unlike with the US Putin didn’t even pretend he would protect Syria from Israel.
      Evidently Assad rates lower then Israel.
      Iranians also.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    Putin only has a goal in long-term..it is to change the geostrategy with China and Turkey!…in other words it means to change China instead of EU and Caspian sea countries( included Iran) instead of Gulf states!…one is a comercial and producer power beside a great consumer…the others one are gas/ petrol producers!…all of them can change the game rules and the US petrodollar reserve currency!…for that purpose Russia have an strong ally..it is Iran as the guardian of Ormuz and the reason why Israel will never allow Arab gas pipelines through its territory to avoid that Russia allow military supplies to Syria….for example S-300/ Bavar 373 and Iranian troops!..west have started to move tab in Armenia….

    • velociraptor

      new day, old shit from you.

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        No..old shits for you!

      • Merijn

        I waited a little while Snakeface
        Hereby some Good Ol’ Shit from Me…

        BEWARE EXTREME HASBARA-TROLL ACTIVITY CODE RED:
        Hasbara Checklist:

        Roger Smellyman, Frank Behrenstein, Baron Von GoatBanger, Jens Holm, Matt, Joe Dirt, Smaug, Mountains, Joe, Lord of the Wankers, DutchNational, Just Watching, Hamster, retiredSOFguy, Terry Penis, Vidura, Neil Barron, Toto Pinoccio, Derapage, Fatime Oomayadin, Real Anti-Racist Action, Free man, King Tudor777, Velociraptor, Ajdin Aksoy, Superfly, Raptar Driver

        Beware! These Folks get paid in $hekels to manipulate & speak with Crooked Tongue…
        http://www.gilad.co.uk/writ

        https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-setting-covert-units-tweet-facebook-government-propaganda

    • Murf

      Yeah except they are playing Russia like a Harp.
      One minuet Turkey will suck up to yu the next they shoot down a Russian fighter. They agree to Turkish Stream so Putin green lights an invasion of Syria. then only allow enough capacity for their own domestic use in the pipeline.
      They buy an S-300 while they are helping build the F-25 and Black helios.
      They sell Ukraine encrypted radios and navel weaponry.
      china talks soothing words of friendship but they build the Silk Road to compete with the Trans Siberian railroad. To China your are on par with Australia in economic size with some extra war toys they can copy and NUCs.
      Nothing more.

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        Whatever you want…the fact is that Russia will be the main Gas supplier to EU and to China…beside actually is the main petrol suppier to China!…

  • Ray Douglas

    The writer of this article doesn’t take into account the fact that Russia is building up it gold stock for the purpose of getting decoupled from the $. They have combined with China to kick the dollar out of all dealing between both governments. Iran is also kicking out the dollar as is Syria and North Korea. The BRICS countries and the Shanghai Cooperation Council are also moving to isolate the $. I am not familiar with this Kudrin man but I’m sure he is well known to all who matter in Russia. if he is appointed then the writer is correct. If he is not appointed it is just waffle.

    • Merijn

      There are BIG Chinese & Russian interests in the United States… if China & Russia want they can Bankrupt America ( by dumping All their Stocks, Bonds & Dollars). But they will lose a lot of Money…. China Is playing the “Long Waiting Game”…. they have a lot of Time & Patience… the U.S. is in a Hurry for a New War because their System is Build on Wars & Looting… they Simply can’t Exist without them…so basically Time is on Our Side…

      • paul ( original )

        Some say China will loose its investment in US bonds anyway. I can not say if this will be so or not. I do however have the suspicion that the US will default ( one way or another ) if that’s what is expedient. So may be better to get something now than nothing later.

      • Murf

        China;s trade surplus with the US in 2016 was nearly 500 BILLION dollars.
        That’s half a Trillion.
        Where do you think Russia places in their priorities?

        • Merijn

          China has got their own priorities…for at least 6000 years or so….you can do Business and Sell stuff for 500 Billion Dollars…. but the Bill has got to be paid somewhere in the future right?

          • Murf

            China is looks to it’s self and no one else.
            Which is way Russia and Russians should be more concerned about them instead of the mythical “Western Threat”.
            Unfortunately many Russians think China is their partner.
            They are not.
            they are going to use Russia for as much as they can get.
            And with a +2K Km boarder they can get a LOT!
            The West has already given back all the territory it took from China.
            Russia hasn’t.
            Don’t think the Chinese have forgotten that fact either

          • Merijn

            The West always has treated Russia like a Paria…why would Russia come back to the West…? I wouldn’t because it would be much like a defeat… so you got to find New friends…China, Russia, Iran & many more, are looking for ways to get rid of the petro-dollar… so that they become independent of the World Banking system.. more or less…

          • Murf

            Hay we tried.
            Russia got the UN Security Councle Seat.
            They kept their NUCs when Kazakhstan and Ukraine gave the up.(What did that Ukraine?)
            Russia’s economy was prospering and Putin’s respecte has growing.(inspite of his unsavory dealings)
            Europe’s armies were disbanding. Germany had only 150k troops.
            The US had pulled out it’s last heavy brigade a year earlier.
            WHY?
            Because we didn’t think we needed it there anymore.
            and what happened?
            Within an year we had the first change of international boarders in Europe BY FORCE in 75 YEARS.
            Not even the USSR did that!
            75 years of relative peace. That hasn’t happened in Europe since the Roman Empire.
            He ended that with a smirk. Because he could.
            As former Canadian PM Harper said:
            “The West tried to treat Russia like a partner.
            Russia chose to be a rival.”
            So be it.

          • Jc Plancarte

            You have a one-sided view of history. You ignore the fact that as soon as the USSR collapsed, NATO/USA took advantage and began to invade and destroy all former soviet clients, starting with Yugoslavia, then Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.. they even exploited the chaotic post-soviet Russia and invaded it with their greedy corporations bribing their way into everything like vultures!!!! You also ignore the facts on the Ukraine. It was NATO/CIA that were the aggressors and plotted the coupe that un-seated the pro-Russia president with the help of neo-Nazi groups, unleashing a rabid anti-Russian campaign that is violating the human rights of Russians in the Ukraine!!! Of course Russia took back Crimea. It has always been Russian!!! It was, only recently, transferred to be under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Socialist Republic for administrative purposes in the soviet days!!!!

          • Murf

            Yugoslavia?
            You mean the genocidal maniacs that killed over a 100k trying to build their “Greater Serbia”?
            Saddam Hussein?
            22 thousand Kurds gassed with mustard gas. Another million Muslim deaths from his bloody wars.
            Qaddafi threatened to turn Bengazhi in to a “Mass Grave”. We believed him. Do did the Arab league who agreed to Nato’s support for the rebels. but you forget there was no invasion.
            Assad sparked a civil war by machine gunning unarmed protesters.
            Civilized humans don’t support people like this.
            Why does Russia?
            Because there is no outrage to great no crime to henius that Russia can’t completely ignore ,tolerate and emulate on occasion.
            As for Ukraine and the ALLEGED Nazis- so the hel what!
            When Russia signed a half dozen treaties respecting the existing boarders where is the part that said “We will respect the boarders unless we don;t like a government then we will take whatever we want.”
            Even a country that called you “Brothers”. Just because of a unfavorable change in leadership.

            So that is Russia;
            Willing to support the most despicable regimes on the planets and willing to break any agreements on a whim no matter how historically tied to them.

          • josef volny

            Dear friend. I think you should have less read Soros’ newspapers and not follow so many American war propaganda news. you are certainly an American or an Englishman. These are the most bizarre nobs who knows nothing from the the history and the present day. I have not seen for long time such a stupid nerd like you. I live in Europe and I liked the US before. But today I know that America and its junk-ekonomy is responsible for most of the wars and suffering all over the world.

          • Basu Deb

            The very first sentence carries misinformation. You even don’t know the International Court’s verdict on Milosevic.
            Your knowledge sources have put you in a sorry state.

          • Murf

            The Srebernecia massacre.
            Wiki
            In 2004, in a unanimous ruling on the case of Prosecutor v. Krstić, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), located in The Hague, ruled that the massacre of the enclave’s male inhabitants constituted genocide, a crime under international law.[16] The ruling was also upheld by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2007.[17] The forcible transfer and abuse, of between 25,000 and 30,000 Bosniak women, children and elderly which accompanied the massacre was found to constitute genocide, when accompanied with the killings and separation of the men

            A REAL genocide, not the fake ones Russia whines about all the time.
            Sorry for the state of your lack of knowledge.

          • Merijn

            Hey you are telling Western Lies Mister Smurf… Qaddafi wanted to use a Gold Backed Currency Just Like Saddam to trade Oil.. and skip the Dollar.. he shouldn’t have done that… that is why they had to Die and they stole All Libyan Gold with a Smiling Hillary Clinton..the Fucking Bitch…the U.S., the UK, France, IsraHell, their NATO Lapdogs & Wahhabistan wanted to execute the Yinon Plan of a Greater IsraHell… So they Hired Headchopper-Mercenaries Paid by Mister Rothschild & the Filthy Rich… to start Trouble in Syria, just like they did in Every Country for the Last couple of Hundred Years… those People are Sick Psychopaths…that tried to Hide their little Fucking Conspiracy….

            https://www.google.nl/amp/foreignpolicy.com/2013/08/26/exclusive-cia-files-prove-america-helped-saddam-as-he-gassed-iran/amp/

            I personally think you are telling a lot of Bullshit….

          • Murf

            This would be the same Libya that we made a reconciliation with only a few years before?
            Does that make sense to you?

          • Merijn

            American Treaties Mean SHIT!!!

          • Merijn

            This is the Lie that has been told all my life…. There is this Imperialistic Cabal of Greedy People that Need Wars because it makes you Insane Profits… the MIC… the Deep State… the CIA which is nothing more then a Bunch of Drugdealers. To pay for their Black Ops and Regime Change… Elitists can do whatever they want including raping kids and go unpunished…and they send their Mercenaries all over the World to Rape & Pillage with the Sickest ones in Modern Times: ISIS & the Headchoppers…. A system that is rotten to the core as this Western System is shouldn’t be able to bring their Democracy anywhere and doesn’t have the right to exist for it represents Evil in it’s purest form…

          • Murf

            Sorry dude I don’t wast time on conspiracy theories or their advocates.
            It’s a waste of time.

          • Merijn

            Saves me time & effort to respond… so no problemo… good luck in spreading your Truth….but the Fact that you are labelling it so easy as a Conspiracy Theory strengthens my idea of it bein’ the Truth… Times of Deception & Deceiving ain’t workin’ that Great anymore… Right?

    • velociraptor

      and you really believe what you write???

    • danny holmes

      US is holding an economic Gun(sanctions) over Russia head hence reason why Russia is understandably holding back at the moment.

      However US is holding both ecomomic and Military Guns over the heads of her vassal states i.e UK, Germany, France etc..

  • Rob

    Pakistan imposed travel restrictions on US diplomats, 11 May, 2018.
    Pakistani hates US diplomats more than a pig. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry on Friday imposed travel restrictions on American diplomats in the country comes into effect today. A ministry notification issued to the US Embassy in Islamabad yesterday.

    The measures include travel restrictions, as well as treating US diplomatic cargo at Pakistani airports and ports in accordance with Vienna Convention’s Article 27 “which does not provide for an exemption from scanning”.

    The notification states the withdrawal of seven facilities afforded to US diplomats, including the use of non-diplomatic number plates on official vehicles, use of diplomatic number plates on unspecified or rented vehicles, and overshooting visa periods and/or the use of multiple passports.

    The embassy will now also have to seek no objection certificates from the ministry to install radio communication at residences and safe houses, and while renting property or moving from one property to another.

    The embassy will also be unable to use tinted windows on official vehicles as well as rented vehicles, or use SIMs that are not biometrically verified or registered.

    The US diplomats to stay within 25 miles of the city they are posted at, further straining already tense relations between the two countries who were once close allies in the war against terror.

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      So they braking away with them finally….?!!
      There it goes Pakistan on the list of the countries that “support terrorism” in max 1 week !
      Then after that…they will enter eventually in “axes of evil” club with North Korea,Iran ,Russia,Venezuela and China…

      • Rob

        I have mentioned before that I feel that US and Israeli both migrants are on down fall. Something is serious going on. From US Pakistan gone it means that whole Muslim world separated from US and NATO because Pakistan is a leader of whole Muslim world.

    • FlorianGeyer

      This is long overdue Rob.
      Bravo to Pakistan.

      • Rob

        I have posted on this website that I feel the downfall of US and Israel. Israel will be dismantled soon and all Israeli migrants will be deported back to their native countries. The US, UK and Israeli migrants attacks on Syria is the result of their frustration.

        • TrumanSparks

          Israel isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Israelis are not going to deported back to their native countries. Where do you come up with this nonsense? What color is the sky in your world?

          • Mike

            They will be gone as you will to, you hasbara troll.

          • TrumanSparks

            Nah, Israel will be around for a while yet. Beyond your lifespan, I’d bet. You won’t get to see your dream of a Jew-free world come true, I’m afraid. Jews have been around for a long time, they’re here to stay. Sucks for you, doesn’t it?

        • FlorianGeyer

          Yes, as many in the UK do not like Jews very much :)
          Not the rabid child killer kind anyway.

    • Politolog Externista

      piglings arent evil creatures, some are very intelligent and behave like home pets :) later theyre tasty too :)) God made them clean, while Mohamed made a mishmash of religions and you live with jewish customs … quite the irony.

    • Toto Pinocci

      US should not accept Russian surrender unless they get a piece of Siberia as well..

    • Murf

      “Pakistani hates US diplomats more than a pig.”
      The feeling is mutual.
      We will take India instead:
      “Boeing to Partner With Indian Defense Firms in Bid for 110 Fighter Jets Contract”
      https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/boeing-to-partner-with-indian-defense-firms-in-bid-for-110-fighter-jets-contract/

      If Russia is so hard up for arms markets; be my guest, They are all your’s,

      Well your’s and China’s.

    • Merijn

      Good! Pay Back time.. the U.S. Has NO Monopoly on using Restictions, Boycots, Economic Sanctions & Embargos as a Tool to Subjugate other Nations…

  • The Latin Mass

    A Hillary Clinton would have been better than Trump, she would have polarized the Russia vs jewamerica and maybe Assad might have gotten the S-300s after all.

    Putin is the footstool of Netanyahu.

  • velociraptor

    Russia simply learned, where is it´s place. And this place is not given by anks or jews. it is predestinated by abilities of russian economy. A country with GDP on level of Italy and only partial production abilities of Italy is no power. The sanctions ruin russian economy, which is totally dependent on western countries.
    This is one thing.

    Second: russia was not, is not and never will be lly of iran, they had some common issues. now is assad saved, russia dont want cooperate with iran. russia wants strong, secular syria with strong government. iran wants non-seclar, weak syria, where its proxies would be the main force. no way! iran tried several rimes to escalate the conflict with military actions, which were not consulted and allowed by other parties.
    Now this situation has finished. if irgc or hezbollah will not accept damascus, will be kicked out. in syria will be no second lebanon. syria will be not iran2. in iran irgc is the real power, they have better weapons then the real army. state in the state. syria will not follow this ayatollah way.

    this is the reason, why russians did not slam IL, but called both to calm down. this is strong signal for teheran.

    edit: p.c.r. is idiot as usual

    • Steve Bell

      Garbage. Russia’s govt. debt is 15% of its GDP while Italy’s is 131%.

      • velociraptor

        this means nothing

  • Tudor Miron

    Honestly, I’m a bit tired of reading PCR’s noncense lately. It really seems that he’s in dare need of those shakels.

    • TrumanSparks

      He’s been writing stuff like this (and usually stuff even far more shrill) for a long time, now.
      His audience are people like those who hang out at places like Zerohedge. He makes a good living at it. Give the people what they want.

      • Merijn

        Sure People can Write whatever they want… freedom of speech is important… but we can say that it is Bullshit too… that is our freedom of speech

    • velociraptor

      miron, miron, earlier you apllauded to PCR. you are typical russians. allergic to critical words. therefore are you all losers. and your country is SHRINKING, ShRiNkInG, shrinking ….

      • Merijn

        You don’t even Know what Paul Graig Roberts wrote Snakeface…. because you can’t read….or did your granny read it for you?

      • Dr. Pro Liv

        Well that “shrinking” country is still much, much bigger and richer in resources than your bankrupted would be super power country.

        • velociraptor

          all right, you are also blocked, motherfucker idiot!

          • Dr. Pro Liv

            blocked or not I will still copiously ridicule your low QI americunt ass

    • Merijn

      Just Another Disinfo-Agent….

  • observerBG

    Ex-Finance Minister Kudrin to head Accounts Chamber

    http://tass.com/economy/1003887

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      Shocking news.
      Medvedev is choosing slime’s like himself…

  • JustPassingThrough

    “The Financial Times calls the struggle to promote Kudrin with presidential authority to
    dismantle Russia’s defence capabilities and reverse its foreign
    strategy, “an effort to repair relations with the west as sanctions and
    growing international conflict obstruct attempts to reinvigorate
    Russia’s stagnant economy.”
    The London newspaper has been notoriously mistaken in the past,
    reporting its wishful thinking as if it had already been decided in
    Moscow.

    above text from Helmer’s blog
    http://johnhelmer.net/vice-president-for-capitulation-putin-decides-what-job-to-give-kudrin/#more-19143

    interesting counterweight to PCR’s hysteria:
    https://rusreality.com/2018/05/07/bloomberg-kudrin-announced-a-new-post-with-limited-influence/

  • Toto Pinocci

    Putin is a cowardly woman… I am not surprised that he is willing to surrender his butthole for insertions… and begging for forgiveness for 2016 election meddling

  • Murf

    Soon.

  • goingbrokes

    “…Russian government receives advice that Russia will fail unless its economy is integrated with the West.”
    LOL! The truth is that the western economy will fail unless Russia is integrated into the globalist system. They are becoming desperate, because the western economies are beginning to fail big time, and they are running out of countries to plunder (that helped them to keep things going a bit longer…).

  • S Melanson

    This article borders on disinformation and is misleading. Yes, Russia thinks Syria is about fighting terrorism and establishing peace in a country devastated by proxy invasion. If the terrorists (US proxies) had succeeded and Assad fell, Russian interests would be greatly harmed.

    Failed states are breeding grounds for terrorists to be ‘exported’ around the globe including to Russia. Russia has in recent years had relatively low incidence of terrorist attacks within its borders, averaging around 40 incidents per year since 2014. Russia does not want a return to the experience of 2008 to 2013 which saw a major wave of terrorism averaging approximately 180 incidents per year – considering the US governments obsession with the war on terror, you would think terrorist incidents would be high in the US. However, for comparison, from 2008 to 2013 the US incident rate averaged only around 15/year. And so if 15 incidents per year creates hysteria in the US, one could assume for Russia that stamping out terrorism must be the prime directive above all else.

    So it is perfectly reasonable for Russia to finally draw the line and face down terrorism in Syria. This is especially so given Syria’s strategic importance to Russia as an ally and home to Russia’s only true warm water naval base.

    So yes, Russia wants peace in Syria. Why? Because war is a threat to their military bases in Syria and also, Russia is all to aware that war breeds terrorists.

    So Russia knows what it wants and what the war in Syria represents for Russia. As for US intentions in Syria, Russia has known from day one and this is WHY Russia directly intervened. If Assad had been toppled, the power vacuum would create another ‘Iraq’. Knowing the history regarding Iraq, Russia was not going to let that happen in Syria. And despite all the efforts to bring down Assad, the terrorists are being routed and Assad is still in charge.

  • Steve Bell

    Will he or won’t he… to be or not to be. A useless little twiddle from PCR. Time will tell as always, but Russia and other SCO members signing a free trade pact with Iran suggests Putin giving Trump and his master in Tel Aviv the middle finger, as China also did recently. The U.S., burdened with an unpayable debt caused by a string of wars for lies, is checking out… the only question is how- with a bang or whimper? Probably the latter, albeit an ugly and embarrassing one.

    • S Melanson

      Totally agree. In my post to this disinformation article, I pointed out that actions speak louder than words. Putin’s actions speak volumes but US actions speak even more. To know if a leader is being obedient or disobedient to the US hegemon, just read the MSM. The disobedient are demonized in the media and the more disobedient, the more demonized. No further comment necessary.

  • Art Best

    Nothing changes. The Russians, true to their name (‘slav’ means slave), have been the slaves and victims of the Jews since at least WWI. The Bolsheviks tortured and killed 20 million Russians (and millions of German civilians as well) yet Russians install another treasonous Jew, namely Putin, as their leader.

    The Bolsheviks who were Jews in their overwhelming majority, bolstered by the sociopathic elements from the populations under Soviet rule, withdrew in 1917 the victorious Russian army from the Ottoman territory it had liberated from Turkish rule, namely eastern Armenia, leaving the starving Armenians who had already been subject to the first and greatest phase of the 1915 genocide committed by the Turks, largely defenseless against further depredations by the same.

    To add insult to injury, the Russians under Jewish (Bolshevik) rule supplied arms and ammunition, and money, to their former enemies, the Turks, enabling the Turks to defeat the Greek army who would have otherwise succeeded in liberating Asia Minor from Turkish rule thus emancipating the Christian populations of Anatolia at last.

    The Jews made up the political elite of WWI-era Ottoman Turkey. So you had the Jews ruling Russia collaborating with the Jews in power in Turkey to perpetrate the genocide of the first Christian nation of history, the Armenians: https://russia-insider.com/en/real-holocaust-1915-armenian-genocide-and-its-russophobic-origins/ri22877

  • Tim Müller

    SOUTHFRONT. Disconcerting! please make sure that President Putin gets knowledge of it! (Didn’t he throw the Rothschilds out?)

  • RichardD

    Putin obviously knows what he’s doing economically:

    https://walizahid.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/world-debt-by-country-map.jpg