Is Putin just as terrified of Jewish power as all other world leaders?
By Richard Edmondson
Yes, it has happened again. On Friday, June 30, Israel launched another attack against Syria, again using the excuse of a stray “projectile” landing in Israeli-controlled territory. And again, as before, Russia has had no comment.
Nothing mentioned about it this afternoon on the Russian Foreign Ministry website. There is a report at RT, an article which even talks about previous Israeli attacks that have occurred in the past week (on Saturday, Sunday and again on Wednesday), but astoundingly no Russian official is quoted anywhere in the piece.
What can be found in the story is an interesting quote from a political analyst who makes a very, very salient point:
“[The IDF] describe fire coming from the Golan Heights as errant. It’s not errant. In the previous cases It could have easily been rebel commanders loyal to Israel, because they are supporting them, probably sending some shells into the Golan Heights,” said Ammar Waqqaf.
But of course Waqqaf is not affiliated with the Russian government–and sadly RT chose to bury his quote at the bottom of the piece.
Press TV is reporting today that in this latest attack the Israelis, as each time previously, targeted Syrian Army positions. They are also reporting that the attack was carried out by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Here is a bit from their report:
Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported on Friday that the drone struck a Syrian battle tank as well as a 105mm cannon in Syria’s strategic southwestern region of Quneitra near the border with Israeli-controlled Palestinian territories.
Earlier, the Israeli army had announced in a statement that “an errant projectile fired from Syria had hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights,” noting that the round was “a result of internal fighting in Syria.”
After the US shot down a Syrian jet on June 18, the Russian Ministry of Defense released the following statement:
“Any aircraft, including planes and drones of the international coalition, detected in the operation areas west of the Euphrates River by the Russian air forces will be followed by Russian ground-based air defense and air defense aircraft as air targets.”
You’ll notice that the statement included the words “any aircraft.” Quneitra province, the part of Syria where the Israeli attacks have occurred, is west of the Euphrates River. Why didn’t the Russians shoot down the Israeli drone?
Clearly, the terrorists operating in Quneitra province have learned a valuable lesson: all they have to do is fire a few mortars into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and they can trigger an Israeli bombardment of the Syrian Army. And it would seem that they are now using this as a battle tactic. The Times of Israel is reporting today that the latest “errant projectile” is the 16th such “spillover” from the Syrian war this week.
So why, when these spillovers occur, don’t the Israelis attack the terrorists who are firing the projectiles? Why do they always attack the Syrian Army? Because the Israelis and the terrorists are in cahoots with one another. This would seem to be the only logical conclusion one can draw.
Why don’t the Russians at least issue a public statement condemning the Israeli attack? Syria, after all, is their ally in the fight against terrorism. Israel, on the other hand, clearly seems to be among those nations who are supporting the terrorists. Why don’t the Russians speak up? Most pertinently of all, why is it they condemn US attacks against the Syrian Army but say nothing when Israel is the perpetrator?
As I said, I visited the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website again today (as I do regularly now whenever these Israeli attacks occur), and could find no comment or press statement criticizing the Jewish state. But among the things I did find is an announcement about a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein who is presently visiting Moscow at the invitation of a member of the Russian parliament. And there is also the text of a speech given by another parliament member who just returned from a cyber security conference in Tel Aviv.
It would appear, then, there are lots of contacts between Russian officials and Israeli officials these days.
I’ve given a lot of thought to what Vladimir Putin’s strategy may be with regard to Israel. Maybe he feels it’s best to raise issues of concern privately. That’s certainly reasonable. And maybe also he feels he’s got his hands full at present mounting a challenge to US global hegemony and can’t take on Israel at the same time. One after all must pick one’s fights wisely. There is also the possibility that Putin hopes to play off Israel and the US against each other–a sort of divide and conquer stratagem. Maybe it’s a bit of all of the above even. But what it seems to come down to–the bottom line that would seem to present itself–is that Putin is just as terrified and fearful of Jewish power as all other world leaders.
The situation in Syria is likely to present Russia with a quandary, however, and very soon. What if Israel decides to escalate things by invading and occupying Quneitra province? The “spillover” would be the pretext for such an Israeli invasion, but of course the real target would be Syrian and Hezbollah troops. What response, if any, can we expect from Russia should this come about? As Paul Craig Roberts commented recently, “Israel’s interest to overthrow Syria and Iran is totally inconsistant with Russia’s interest to prevent the import of jihadism into the Russian Federation and Central Asia.”
Russia is encircled by NATO military bases. Despite this it has resisted, and quite successfully, US regime change plans in Syria. In doing so it has mounted an uncommon and persistent challenge to US global hegemony–in Syria and Ukraine as well. This has infuriated the US Deep State. Does Putin realize the situation he’s in? Does he understand that challenging US global hegemony ultimately means challenging Jewish power?
A bit more from Roberts is worth considering here:
The Third reason has to do with Israel’s need for the water resources of Southern Lebanon. Twice Israel has sent the vaunted Israeli Army to occupy Southern Lebanon, and twice the vaunted Israeli Army was driven out by Hezbollah, a militia supported by Syria and Iran.
To be frank, Israel is using America to eliminate the Syrian and Iranian governments that provide military and economic support to Hezbollah. If Hezbollah’s suppliers can be eliminated by the Americans, Israel’s army can steal Southern Lebanon, just as it has stolen Palestine and parts of Syria.
Here are the facts: For 16 years the insouciant American population has permitted a corrupt government in Washington to squander trillions of dollars needed domestically but instead allocated to the profits of the military/security complex, to the service of the Neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony, and to the service of Israel.
Russia cannot challenge US global hegemony without also challenging Jewish power. For the latter is the real power behind the US hegemonic throne. And challenging Jewish power means, ultimately, challenging Israel. I’m guessing Putin is smart enough to know this. The question is does he have the will, the courage, and the capacity to do it? If he continues the course of just opposing the US, while ignoring provocations by Israel, the situation–in Syria and in the wider Middle East–is likely to get worse, not better.