Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future

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Written by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared at Paulcraigroberts.org

The backdrops to the Putin/Trump meeting are the aspirations of Israel and the neoconservatives. It is these aspirations that drive US foreign policy.

What is Syria about? Why is Washington so focused on overthrowing the elected president of Syria? What explains the sudden 21st century appearance of “the Muslim threat”? How is Washington’s preoccupation with “the Muslim threat” consistent with Washington’s wars against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad, leaders who suppressed jihadism? What explains the sudden appearance of “the Russian threat” which has been hyped into dangerous Russophobia without any basis in fact?

Putin’s Assessment of Trump at the G-20 Will Determine Our Future

Donald Trump shakes hands with Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The Muslim threat, the Russian threat, and the lies used to destroy Iraq, Libya, and parts of Syria are all orchestrations to serve Israeli and neoconservative aspirations.

The Israel Lobby in the United States, perhaps most strongly represented in Commentary, The Weekly Standard and The New York Times, used the Septemer 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon to urge US President George W. Bush to begin “a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein from Power in Iraq.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century
See also: http://www.ihr.org/leaflets/iraqwar.shtml

Saddam Hussein was a secular leader whose job was to sit on the anomosities of the Sunni and Shia and maintain a non-violent political stability in Iraq. He, Assad, and Gaddafi suppressed the extremism that leads to jihadism. Saddam had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11, and under his rule Iraq constituted a ZERO threat to the US. He had been a faithful vassal and attacked Iran for Washington, which had hopes of using Iraq to overthrow the Iranian government.

Removing secular leaders is what unleashes jihadism. Washington unleashed Muslim terrorism by regime change that murdered secular leaders and left countries in chaos.

Fomenting chaos in Iraq was the beginning for spreading chaos into Syria and then Iran. Syria and Iran support Hezbollah, the militia in southern Lebanon that has twice driven out the Israeli Army sent in to occupy southern Lebanon so that Israel could appropriate the water resources.

The neoconservatives’ wars against the Middle East serve to remove the governments that provide military and financial support to Hezbollah. By spreading jihadism closer to the Russian Federation, these wars coincide perfectly with the US neoconservative policy of US World Hegemony. As expressed by Paul Wolfowitz, US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy:

“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

Israel wants Syria and Iran to join Iraq and Libya in American-induced chaos so that Israel can steal the water in southern Lebanon. If Syria and Iran are in chaos like Iraq and Libya, Hezbollah will not have the military and financial support to withstand the Israeli military.

The neoconservatives have broader aims than Israel’s. The neoconservatives want Syria and Iran in jihadist turmoil so that the neoconservatives can send jihadism into the Russian Federation and into China. China has a Muslim province that borders Kazakhstan. By causing internal problems for Russia and China, the neoconservatives can reduce Russia and China’s abilities to hinder US unilateralism.

That is what Syria is about. It is not about anything else.

The “Muslim threat” appeared suddenly with the 9/11 attack on the WTC and Pentagon. The attack was instantly blamed on Muslims. Although the US government maintained that it had no idea that such an attack was in the works, the US government knew instantly who did it. Quite clearly, it is impossible to know instantly who did an attack about which the government had no idea. In what has become the hallmark of every “terrorist attack,” IDs left at the scene conveniently identified the “terrorists.”

There are now 3,000 architects and engineers who put their reputation on the line by challenging the official story of the collapse of the WTC buildings. According to all known science, the official explanation of the destruction of the 3 highrise WTC buildings is strickly impossible. There is endless evidence online provided not by ignorant presstitutes, conspiracy theorists, and lying politicians, but by real experts. Just go to the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth website, to the Firefighters and First responders for 9/11 Truth website, to the Pilots for 9/11 Truth website. Research what some foreign government officials have to say about the absurd story told by the US government. That any percentage of the US population believes the obvious false official 9/11 story is proof of the total failure of education in America. Much of the population is incapable of thought. People simply accept whatever the government tells them regardless of the absurdity of the explanation.

Where did the alleged “Muslim threat” come from? What produced it? 9/11 happened before Washington destroyed in whole or part seven Muslim countries, killing, maiming, orphaning, and displacing millions of Muslims who are now overrunning Washington’s vassal states in Europe. Such wars on innocents could produce terrorists, but 9/11 was prior to Washington’s wars against Muslims.

Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were Washington’s allies against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda most certainly did not have the inside information and inside connections to outwit all 17 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, all intelligence agencies of Washington’s NATO vassals and Mossad, and airport security four times in the same hour on the same morning.

Moreover, in the last video attributed to bin Laden by independent experts, bin Laden said he had no motive for any such attack and had nothing to do with it. Generally speaking, real terrorists claim responsibility whether they did it or not in order to build the movement by showing its capability. It makes no sense that “the mastermind” allegedly determined to overthrow the West would disavow the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on a major power. The United States was completely humiliated by its impotence against a handful of Muslims with nothing but box cutters. This humiliation is a world record that will stand forever. It is impossible that the alleged terrorist, bin Laden, would repudiate such an accomplishment.

This fact alone proves that Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11.

Anyone who believes the official 9/11 story, like anyone who believes Oswald killed JFK, like anyone who still believes that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and Al-Qaeda connections, that Assad used chemical weapons, who believes the Gulf of Tonkin lie, who believes that Sirhan Sirhan killed RFK, that Russia invaded Ukraine, etc., is too far gone to ever be rescued from The Matrix in which they live.

I do not know if the insouciance and gullibility of peoples in the West extends into Latin American, Africa, and Asia. Some of the people in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, whose governments are slated for regime change by Washington, must be aware that they are not in control of their own fate. But how widely spread is awareness of Washington’s lust for world hegemony? The only signs of awareness are the initial and limited agreements between Russia and China.

To this day, not a single European government has made the connection between Washington’s wars, supported by Europe, and the millions of refugees from Washington’s wars that are overrunning Europe, intent on collecting welfare from European peoples while raping European women. We hear all sorts of complaints about the refugees, but never is a connection made between the refugees and Washington’s European supported wars.

Washington so successfully portrayed itself during the Cold War as peace, justice, and truth astriding the white horse that the world cannot see Satan sitting in the saddle.

Now that Washington’s 16 years of inhumane war against Muslim populations have destroyed the lives of millions of peoples, why aren’t there 9/11s every day? Instead are there only a few alleged terror attacks carried out by individuals, which appear to many to be orchestrated false flag events, such as individuals running over people with trucks in France and England, shooting up a French deli and magazine office. But nothing in the US, “the Great Satan.” Very suspicious.

The orchestrated event of 9/11 was the neoconservative’s “New Pearl Harbor” that provided the excuse for wars that advanced their purpose and Israel’s. It was the neoconservatives themselves who said that they needed a “new Pearl Harbor” in order to begin their wars in the Middle East.

Why don’t Americans and Europeans know this? The answer is because the US and Europe do not have independent medias. They have presstitutes.

Washington created “the Russian threat” when the Obama regime’s frameup of Assad on his alleged use of chemical weapons failed. The UK PM David Cameron pledged Great Britain’s cover for Washington’s invasion of Syria, but the UK Parliament voted no. No more UK coverups for Washington’s war crimes, said the Parliament. Russia stepped in and said, no need for more war. We have an agreement with Syria. We are going to collect all chemical weapons and turn them over to the US for destruction. The US is probably using these chemical weapons turned over by naive Russians for the false flag chemical attacks in Syria.

Stymied in their war aims against Syria, the neoconservatives turned with fury against Russia. How dare the insignificent Russians get in the way of the exceptional, indispensable people! We will teach Russians a lesson! Washington unleashed on the democratically elected government of Ukraine the US-financed NGOs in the amount of $5 billion according to Assistant Secretary of State neoconservative Victoria Nuland.

Not realizing its vulnerability, Russia was focused on the Sochi Olympics and suddenly found that Ukraine had undergone a US coup and was committing violence against the Russian populations in Ukraine. Previously in history Soviet leaders had assigned Russia provinces to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR. These Russians faced with violence by the neo-Nazi government installed in Kiev by Washington demanded to be reunited with Russia from whence they had come.

Russia agreed to take back Crimea because of the Russian Black Sea Naval Base, but refused the other Russian areas, Donetsk and Luhansk. Hoping against all rationality to convince Europe that Russia was non-aggresive, Russia refused the Russian breakaway republics and left them to the mercy of the Kiev neo-Nazis that continue to attack them in violation of the agreements.

The Russian government’s tolerance for provocations and insults makes the Russian government look like a weakling to the American neoconservatives, who continue to demonize Russia and its president and to press for more sanctions and more bases on Russia’s borders. Prior to his meeting with Putin, Trump, according to the BBC, called “on Russia to stop ‘destabilising’ Ukraine and other countries, and ‘join the community of responsible nations.’” How is that for standing truth on its head?

The Russian desire for Western acceptance could end up compromising Russia’s sovereignty. Washington is figuring out how much sovereignty Russia will give up in exchange for being granted acceptance by the West.

The Russians are also endangered by their belief that Muslim terrorism is a world threat. It is a delusion for the Russian government to think they can reach an agreement with Washington to fight terrorism jointly. The Russians simply cannot accept that terrorism is Washington’s weapon directed against them.

The only reason Muslim terrorism exists is that Washington created it. Washington first used jihadism against the Soviet army in Afghanistan. Then against Gaddafi in Libya. Then when Obama’s plan to invade Syria on the trumped-up chemical weapons charge was blocked by the UK Parliament and Russia, Obama sent ISIS to overthrow Assad. General Flynn, who was the director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency stated this matter-of-factly on Al Jazeera. Flynn said it was a “willful decision” of the Obama administration to send ISIS to overthrow Assad. This is why Russia’s hopes of a common front against ISIS never made any sense.

Jihadism is Washington’s best weapon with which to destabilize Russia. Why would Washington help Russia to defeat this weapon?

There is so much fake news and disinformation spread in the Western media that it even affects the Russians, perhaps even the Chinese.

Even Western analysts who reject the official Syria story still buy into the lie that Assad is a dictator.

When Putin meets with Trump, Putin will have to assess whether Trump is a real president or just another front man for the powerful interest groups that run Washington’s empire.

If Putin concludes that Trump is merely a front man, then Putin has no alternative but to prepare for war.

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  • dutchnational

    BS article.

    • stringball

      ooh, your arguments flood my whole being with knowlege.

    • marsn2

      You are BS (Braindead Shiteater)

  • Brad Isherwood

    Putin/Trump – Masonic Handshake

  • Miguel Redondo

    PCR on spot as usual. The old Reagan advisor is still one of the best in reading international policy.

  • chris chuba

    It’s a good article except for the unnecessary divergence into the 9/11 conspiracy theory. Does it matter whether neocons are opportunistically jumping on a real Jihadist threat or cooking one up themselves? Since it doesn’t matter, why go there.

    1. That Israel is obsessed with Hezbollah and would love to see the identified states descend into chaos to achieve their goal of destroying them, yes, I buy that. Netanyahu has stated ‘when your enemies are fighting the first thing you do is stay out of their way’. Yeah, I know he is bombing the SAA and Hezbollah but the point is that he reveals malevolent intent with his own words.

    2. That Neocons want to destabilize Russia / China with Islamic loonies to keep U.S. hegemony. Yes, I buy that too. They are obsessed by power and their own self righteousness.

    • stringball

      Bibi descends from shtetl gangsters, the gonifim, who once lorded it over their fellow “Jews” in Ukraine, Llithuania, Poland etc the way the Mafia once abused their own community. He’s nothing but a swine. If ever someone tries to shove him in an oven, I’ll be there with my pitchfork.

      • More

        stringball
        One of the best posts so far, enjoyed it, LoL:)))

    • BMWA1

      Bear in mind that Hiz is one of the few forces that has defeated large-scale IDF operations in a conventional battlefield setting (2006, South Lebanon). This is a major part of their attitude.

  • stringball

    The United$hit$ and the Shtetl “State” are friends of no one. Anyone who can’t see that does not have both oars in the water.

    • More

      stringball
      Very few see it, majority refuse to even acknowledge it.

      Putin wants non Muslim immigration from the Shtetl “State”.

      Meanwhile Trump and Ukraine’s new people are planning to destroy the Russian Federation so it can be looted and plundered.

  • paul

    Although we will have to wait and see, my expectation is that President Putin
    will get nothing from Trump. I only see these events as the usa
    giving Russia the opportunity to grovel and submit. Even if something
    more substantial is apparently agreed, then the agreement would be
    worthless. As soon at it is convenient, or when domestic usa politic
    require, such agreements would be completely ignored.

  • Peter Moy

    Excellent commentary. I love the country of my birth and the personal freedoms and economic opportunity, the USA, but I simply despise the despicable, evil, diabolical rats that guide their evil, murderous, destructive, despicable, provocative foreign policy.

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  • More

    Headline:
    “…PUTIN’S ASSESSMENT OF TRUMP AT THE G-20 WILL DETERMINE OUR FUTURE…”

    Putin will do as he has done before. request Lavrov to write a letter of complaint to the UN.

    The bottom line is Putin has out lived his service to Russia unless he changes very quickly from his “Slow Motion” do nothing policy.

  • John

    Something is not right about this article, there is too much mixed in here. It also gives off the feeling of being a bit to breathy. Putin has done an extraordinary job at bringing Russia back and he is not done yet. The Occidentals live and die on fast paced nonsense. The ‘slow motion’ strategy is what kills them. Like China, Russia has very long term vision, that will far outlast anything being cooked up in any of the Western capitals. I wish a good weekend to all.

    • RamboDave

      Exactly right John. …. See my comment directly above yours.

      • John

        Thank you RamboDave.

        I don’t know the Neo Conservatives. I don’t know the depth of the relations between Israel and the US, although I know it to be an unusually strong one ( at this point in history ). So given that, I can’t comment on those things one way or the other.

        I am a part of Logosófia and I do know that people involved in this behavior on the behalf of countries like the KSA, Qatar, US, GB, Israel, ect. ignore a basic Universal law known as the Law of Time. Take the dates for instance, like date of the CIA planning for subverting Syria. The plans amounted to a thought in a finite moment, that exist in an environment that is eternal and eternally changing by nature. It cannot be successful. It’s like trying to hit a truck with a snowball, that is only one copy of an infinite amount of those trucks moving past you. Not only does it not matter whether or not you hit the truck, you will probably get run over by other copies of the truck, because you are not paying attention to the whole picture.

        Whatever temporary advantage that may be gained, it will not equal what has been sacrificed and lost in the end. It’s my view of things going on and I kept it as brief as possible. I wish you well and a great weekend. :)

        • George King

          Self awareness of the planes of existence is hard for most to come by much less live in the moment and maintain, congratulations. I acknowledge “to form a more perfect union” is in that vein of understanding.

  • RamboDave

    Russia has put a dagger in the heart of the US Neocon-Israeli regime change project.

    Paul Criag Roberts is correct about the Zionist Project For A New American Century. But, there is no need to put forth a lengthy conspiracy theory about 9/11 to explain what is happening.

    Just keep it simple. And, this very short video below explains it all:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXS3vW47mOE

    I notice some people even make comments about pipelines and other reasons to explain it all. But, that is not the reason for the Israel-Saudi-(and Neocon) alliance, or why we are over there. It is all about the “Shia crescent” that has resulted from the Iraq war. the Saudi’s are not happy about that recent development. And, to understand this, you have to examine what happened in 2002, during the buildup to that Iraq war. You have to go back 15 years to understand what is happening today.
    There was a deal made in 2002 between Israel (and their Neocon supporters in the US) and Saudi Arabia, in order to get the Saudis to join the Iraq war coalition. The deal was to do regime change in Iran and Syria after Saddam was removed in Iraq. That is what the Saudis demanded in exchange for the Iraq war to proceed.

    Saddam was left in place following the Gulf War in 1991 because the Saudis were fearful of a Shiite takeover back then too. And, the Gulf War was also not about oil. It was about Israeli hedgemony and wanting to keep it’s enemies week so that Israel could keep the land it stole.

    Israel and their Neocon corner, must now complete their part of the bargain. The Saudis may be threatening to expose the whole thing if they don’t.

    That is why we got the Iraq war. ……. But there is more to it !

    Here is probably what happened in 2002 in a deal worked out by Dick Cheney:
    The Iraq war, and removal of Saddam, would have been impossible unless the Saudis agreed to it in advance. Therefore, in 2002 Saudi Arabia (Prince Bandar) was shown a list of seven countries where the neocons (Zionists) wanted to do regime change. This is the same list that General Wesley Clark later spoke about seeing. See the video above.

    The Saudis agreed that, in exchange for the high probability that, after the war, Iraq would be taken over by the Shiites, there would be regime change in both Iran and Syria to compensate the Saudi’s.

    There was also probably a side agreement made by Dick Cheney in 2002 with the neocons, that President Bush, in exchange for the Iraq war, would be guaranteed re-election in 2004, by receiving favorable media treatment through neocon (Zionist) controlled media, such as the New York Times and Washington Post.

    It all has to do with a 1998 Zionist document entitled The Project For A New American Century written by William Kristol and Robert Kagan. Seventeen of the signers of that document later got jobs in the Bush Administration. Also keep in mind that 90% of the signers were Jewish Zionists. The whole purpose of the document was to make the Middle East safe for Israel, so that Israel could keep the land they stole and dictate the settlement terms with Palestinians.

    That is where we are at today folks !
    The neocons must absolutely complete their part of a grand bargain made back in 2002 with Saudi Arabia. That is why they will not give up on their quest for regime change in Syria, or in the alternative, the partition of Syria. They absolutely have to do this first in order to isolate Iran, and then do regime change in Iran, as promised to the Saudi’s.

    If they can’t complete their grand bargain, the Israeli / Saudi alliance will fall apart. Israel will appear powerless, at a time when they are dependent upon the perception that they control Washington. The Saudis may also be threatening to expose the entire deal unless the promises made to them are carried out.
    ..

  • Ronald

    There is a photo of the Saudi king , Bush senior , and Osama bin Laden together in Afghanistan , taken in 1977 . This meeting created Al Qaeda , the first jihadists , used to counter the “Soviet threat” in Afghanistan . Roberts focus on this Wahhabi expansion and use as a weapon of war is on the money.