One of the first thoughts that came to me when I heard the news about Israel’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar is what happened to Russian control over Syrian airspace? And what response, if any, would Russia offer to this blatant infringement?
I think these were questions going through a lot of peoples’ minds. Israel has been violating Syrian airspace with impunity for a number of years now, and it was hoped, when the country finally gained an ally as powerful as Russia, that Syria had maybe seen the last of it. Apparently not so. And it has a lot of people wondering why.
The Saker has posted a commentary attempting to answer that question. The blogger believes Putin struck a deal with Netanyahu: Israel wouldn’t interfere in Russian operations in support of the Syrians if Russia agreed not to hamper Israeli operations against Hezbollah. Moreover, he says, the relationship between Putin and Israel is a “complex and multi-layered” one, and he adds that although Putin enjoys the support of 90 percent of the Russian public, he does have enemies inside the Russian government who actively seek to undermine him.
You may not agree with everything The Saker has to say on this subject, but it’s definitely an article worth reading from someone who has demonstrated considerable familiarity with Russian politics. Below is an excerpt from his piece:
Putin inherited a system created by and for the AngloZionist Empire. He was a compromise candidate between two radically opposed parties and it took him years to first get rid of most of the the Russian (Jewish) oligarchs and then, very gradually, begin cleanup process in which slowly, step by step, the Zionists were booted out of their positions of power. According to Mikhail Khazin, the balance between these two groups has only recently reached a 50/50 point of (unstable) equilibrium. That also means that the “Putin people” need to watch their back every day the Good Lord makes because they know that their so-called “colleagues” are willing to stab them in a blink of an eye as soon as they get an opportunity.