Ukraine and the US-Russia confrontation

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2017/04/10 - 22:07 • Analysis & Opinion

Article by: Vitaliy Portnikov

Europe now wants to keep Russia and the United States from a military conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere. This means one thing: the international situation is literally on the verge of possible global confrontation.

The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has threatened to propose new penalty sanctions against Russia at the G7 summit of foreign ministers if Moscow does not abandon its support for the criminal regime of Bashar Assad and does not withdraw its armies from Syria.

Johnson has pointedly cancelled his trip to the Russian capital to demonstrate his response to the chemical attack by Assad’s regime and to give the opportunity to the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to deliver a coordinated message from the civilized world at the Kremlin.

In Moscow, Johnson is already being presented as an irresponsible “hawk” who is attempting to influence the “peace-loving” foreign policy of the Putin regime. But, in fact, Johnson is not a “hawk” at all. The UK Foreign Secretary’s position reflects the general concern by European countries about the consequences of the US strike on Syria.

Donald Trump’s move was supported by almost all the allies of the United States — from the European Union to Turkey. Support, however, does not mean absence of concern.

If Moscow decides that it must “teach” Trump and answer him with force, the situation may rapidly progress to a military confrontation between the West and Moscow. Indications of this readiness may be seen in the joint threat made by Russia, Iran, and the Syrian regime to respond to any new attacks .

If the G7 countries agree to introduce new sanctions, they will need to demonstrate to Vladimir Putin the unity of the West and the readiness of the civilized world to act energetically and consistently. They will need to keep Russia from any attempts to raise its weakening hand on the leader of the free world — the United States.

But, at the same time, they will need to return Trump, so to speak, to the position of Obama — to the readiness to work on dismantling the Russian political regime through political and economic rather than military means.

In other words, Europe today wants to keep Russia and the United States from military confrontation in the Middle East and everywhere else.

However, the chances of Boris Johnson and those who share his approach are not very good. Putin has long lived in the twilight zone of reality that he is unlikely to exit even after losing power. From the perspective of the  Russian ruler and those with whom he communicates, it is not Russia but the United States that is violating international law and the rules of the game — in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union.

Therefore, neither sticks nor carrots will lead to success. Putin is convinced that it is up to him to take the initiative and that he alone can decide who is to be issued ultimatums or offered incentives.

When it comes to Donald Trump, things are even more complicated. First, the American president prefers to act impulsively, and his reactions to these and other events cannot be foreseen. Just a few days ago, Trump was strongly opposed to using force in Syria and criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for intervening in the Syrian conflict.

Today Trump used force himself. Tomorrow he may have a different position. But right now the US president needs quick victories and he is not interested in the refined calculations of British gentlemen.

This means one thing: the international situation is literally on the verge of possible global confrontation. Three years ago, Ukraine could have viewed itself as the impartial observer of such a conflict. Today it risks becoming one of its arenas.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Espreso TV

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  • laker48

    Trump seems to have a well thought-through game plan against RuSSia, widely advertised unpredictability being a part of it, but he and his closest strategic advisers keep it close to their chests. He knows that the RuSSian diplomacy cannot deal effectively with any unpredictability on the American side, so he plays this card with a great success, at least so far. The US advantage over the crumbling fascist RuSSian Federation is enormous and Trump is fully aware of this fact. He may go down in history as an ultimate destroyer of the RuSSian empire, or at least of what was left of it for Putin to drive into a ditch.

    • Michel Cloarec

      Don´t forget that Reagan did forced the sovjet union to arm itself to bankruptcy and accelerated the end of a communist world .Can it be the same again ?

      • laker48

        FYI, General George Patton and President Ronald Reagan are president Trump’s heroes. :)

        • MichaelA

          So what?

          • laker48

            Both were great “lovers of RuSSians”, especially Patton, who described RuSSians with a stunning accuracy after having interacting with them for less than half a year in Germany in 1945.

          • Fortranz

            I’ve never heard anyone say that Patton was a – Great “lovers of Russians”, before. Where did you come up with this?
            As well, President Ronald Reagan was a – Great lovers of Russians?How can this be from the man who called the Soviet Union – An Evil Empire?

          • laker48

            Irony seems to be quite a foreign concept for some people. :)

          • Michel Cloarec

            Someone is having his compass wrong or is it a language problem ?

        • Michel Cloarec

          Patton was the only one who was right about taking Berlin . Reagan hated the communist world with all right. So everything is well. Now we hate the Russia of putin, who is to blame ? Follow my eyes .

        • Mr. Jackson

          Ever since he got into the White House, Trump has been acting like your prototypical appeaser (it makes me wonder if his father was an alcoholic). How a guy like him ever made in business is a mystery to me, but what is now clear is that the Neocons totally submitted him and that they will now turn him into political roadkill.

          I am afraid that the next four years (or less!) will turn into a neverending Purim celebration…

      • Mr. Jackson

        What you are now blabbing about?
        Go walk, catch some fresh air, old man!

        • MichaelA

          Wow I bet that really cut to the bone
          Found those “mig 22s” yet?

          • Mr. Jackson

            Found those WMD’s?

    • Mr. Jackson

      Stupid Khazarain Polak spewing BS in communication with Ukrainian Khazar Scum!
      So Funny!!

      • MichaelA

        Njordheim is back

        • laker48

          I’ve blocked this troll.

          • MichaelA

            So what?

          • laker48

            No need to waste my time. They’re paid by the number of responses they generate. They’re jamming bots.

          • MichaelA

            Why waste my time telling me you have blocked him?

          • Mr. Jackson

            Alex George – go ahead block me on both of your troll accounts.
            I’d truly like you to do that !!

          • MichaelA

            “Khazarain” is Njordheim’s spelling mistake.

            Hi mate, how did it feel having all your 0previoys posts deleted? And all our replies remain

          • Mr. Jackson

            LOL @ You Alex George!

          • Mr. Jackson

            Stupid Polak – dumb as bag of bricks!

          • Mr. Jackson

            LYING Polka blabbing incoherently. !!

        • Mr. Jackson

          Hello Alex George – disinformation troll working for Jehovah Disinformation Agency!

          • MichaelA

            You really are as thick as two short planks.

            How did it feel having your Njordheim identity deleted?

          • Mr. Jackson

            What you are now blabbing about?
            Go walk, catch some fresh air, old man!

        • slavko

          You sure not Andrew?

    • Mr. Jackson

      Lying, Old, POS Polak blabbing incoherently… YAWN!!

      • Alex George

        In other words, you cannot argue against anything he says, so you resort to mere abuse

    • Michel Cloarec

      In saying that he did not wanted to be involve, fooled the putin . Well done I think !
      Putin like to be in control ?

    • Mr. Jackson

      CRETIN – Trump did get what he apparently wanted, though: the very same corporate media which he claimed to despise is now praising him. And nobody is calling him a “Putin agent” any more. None of which will prevent the Neocons from impeaching him, by the way. He chose a quickfix solution which will stop acting in just days. How totally stupid of him.

      He apparently also chose the option of an “attack for show” to begin with, which turned into one of the most pathetic attacks in history, probably courtesy of Russian EW, and now that the USA has wasted something in the range of 100 million dollars, what does Trump have to show? A few flattering articles from the media which he has always hated and which will return to hate him as soon as ordered to do so by its Neocon masters. Pathetic if you ask me.

      • Alex George

        Of course – them grapes sure are sour, eh?!

        The US humiliated Putin and stopped Assad from carrying out any further chemical attacks, and st a trifling cost to the US budget.

        Putin and Assad have been warned, and now they will obey, as they are told.

  • zorbatheturk

    Putin is getting too big for his boots. He needs a reality check.

    • laker48

      He’s always been, but Trump is the first one to openly call his bluff.

      • zorbatheturk

        Hope you are right.

        • laker48

          Trump is a consummate businessman and he for sure knows the differences between the economic, industrial and military mights of the US and the “gas station masquerading as a country” with its GDP by 40% smaller than GDP of the State of California and 20% smaller than GDP of the State of Texas.

          • Alex George

            Trump wisely followed the advice of his military people. Good on him.

          • Mr. Jackson

            You mean Ivanka and Jarrod, Khazarain Old Dumbo?

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Jared: you ignorant, uneducated ***SERBIAN*** on psych drugs.

          • Alex George

            Typical ignorance. You obviously have no idea who Mattis, McMaster and Kelly are.

            And there is no such thing as a “Khazarain”. ;o)

          • Mr. Jackson

            Stinky Polak LIAR is back – hold your noses tide!
            This Polak SCUM has no clue, just blabbing incoherently!

          • zorbatheturk

            Farkov.

          • Alex George

            Learn to read and write English before posting on an English-language web-site

          • Mr. Jackson

            You are the most illiterate Polak emigrant … I agree with that!

          • Alex George

            Nice try, but my English is perfect.

            Learn to read and write English before posting on an English language web-site.

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Nice try, but my English is perfect.”

            BZZZZZZTTTTT!!! WRONG you stupid ruski faqqot! :)
            —- I PROVED THAT —- REMEMBER? 😉

          • Alex George

            Really, when?

            My English is perfect.

            Yours is not, because you never received a decent education.

          • Andrew Chmile

            “You are the most illiterate Polak emigrant … I agree with that!”
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

            UNEDUCATED SERBIAN POS!!!

          • Mr. Jackson

            ** ANDREW CHMILEWSKI – GLALICIAN SWNE IN NEW JERKILY’S MENTAL INSTITUTION**

          • zorbatheturk

            RuSSia’s GDP is understated because of corruption and a large black economy. However, its economy is shrinking and will get hit hard by any emerging markets or China downturn, or any credit crisis in the Eurozone. Putin is using energy revenues to subsidise loss making industries across RuSSia.

          • laker48

            Putin has almost exhausted RuSSia’s national reserve fund and will have to start depleting the national retirement fund as soon as in september or October. The $60 per barrel oil price ceiling holds and RuSSia cannot balance its books below $75 per barrel. RuSSian Urals trades at a two to five dollar discount to WTI.

          • zorbatheturk

            I think the sanctions have stopped capital investment in RuSSia’s oil fields.

          • laker48

            The sanctions are just icing on the cake. RuSSia is being killed before our eyes by low global prices of hydrocarbons and their abundant supplies. Back in 2013, most US shale drillers could not become profitable at oil prices below $80 per barrel, but 90% of them can now lift oil to the wellhead level at the cost below $20 per barrel, Even after factoring in transaction and piping costs, they can churn small profits at the prices between $30 and $40 per barrel.

            I also did some search on ExxonMobil after Rex Tillerson had been appointed Secretary of State in order to find its RuSSian connections. The company has some ongoing operations in the Sakhalin region and some options on RuSSian Arctic oil fields, but the catch is that the Arctic operations can be profitable only at the prices of oil exceeding $78 per barrel, what we may not see anytime soon if ever. Low oil prices killed the Soviet Union and they will kill the fascist RuSSian Federation. After factoring in inflation at 3.5% per year, the current global price of crude equaling $55 per barrel is an equivalent of $15 per barrel in the 1990’s dollars. http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/01/oil-price-and-russian-politics

      • Alex George

        Trump is the first one to call his bluff on this particular issue. But it’s only one.

        I am very happy to see trump do this, but there is a lot further to go yet.

        • Mr. Jackson

          LOL… Khazarain Old Dumbo, 34 tomahawk did not reach it’s target. Only Mig22’s hit were the one that could not fly and were in repair sheds. The Base was restored the following day. You Khazars are so limited scope yet you pretend to know all. Y A K !!

          • zorbatheturk

            Farkov dummkopsky.

          • Eolone

            They’re Jackasson comments.

          • zorbatheturk

            Vodka bottles should not be allowed to sit at keyboards.

          • MichaelA

            All but 1 of the 59 US tomohawk missiles hit their target
            Very embarrassing for Russia

          • Mr. Jackson

            FALSE!! 34 Tomahawk did not reach it’s target … LOL!!

          • MichaelA

            All but 1 of the 59 tomohawks hit their target.

  • Eolone

    “Donald Trump’s move was supported by almost all the allies of the United States — ”

    for his empty gesture. Hit an airfield with expensive Tomahawks, resulting in little damage. Assad still using the airfield and still barrel-bombing. Most importantly, as a scholar of the region has said, Assad is tightening his control of the country. So Nikki Haley and Tillerson are mouthing off empty threats.

    • Alex George

      Funny, I don’t recall Assad carrying out any more chemical attacks since the cruise missile bombardment, so I wouldn’t call it empty at all.

      The US deliberately left the airstrips alone, so Assad could continue to use them – this was a very limited response by the US but it also sent a clear message: use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.

      Putin could do nothing to prevent the US attack.

      • Michel Cloarec

        Putin could not stop the missiles ! Or he did not want to do ? It needs very high capacity anti missiles system .

        • laker48

          There’s no possible defence against maneuvering cruise missiles such as the Tomahawks or AGM-158 JASSMs and JASSM-ERs except for sending after them fighter jets in order to shoot them down. The Kremlin is freaking out because Poland has bought 40 AGM-A JASSM and 140 AGM-158-B JASSM-ER air-to-surface missiles able to carry 500 kg warheads and reach Moscow and Petersburg while fired from over Polish territory.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Dumb Polaks are scum. Last hole on the flute. Russia will hit Polaks hard when the right time comes.

          • Murf

            You chicken sh*ts couldn’t beat Ukraine’s broke di*k army in 2014 or the ill armed Syrian Rebels.
            You mess with Poland and you mess with the US, scooter.
            So how about you learning how to beat the little guy before you try playing with the big boys.

          • laker48

            Poland will manufacture on its territory Patriot defence systems in a 50/50 joint venture with Raytheon and is now negotiating the purchase of 64 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin on top of already owned and ready to launch at Kaliningrad, Moscow, Petersburg and Sevastopol close to 200 AGM-158A JASSM and AGM-158B JASSM-ER maneuvering cruise missiles 48 F-16 Block 52+ fighter jets. Poland knows how to beat live sh*t out of Asian savages, the Muscovites.

          • Andrew Chmile

            polaks are ***LYING***, PERFIDIOUS, sh*ts —- like you are
            Zygmunt Janiewicz !!!

            https://www.facebook.com/zygmunt.janiewicz

            CHEAT ANYMORE WIDOWS WITH KIDS, YOU **DISGUSTING** polak SWINE!!!!

            B.C. broker fined $60,000 after single-mom loses $64,000

            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-broker-fined-60-000-after-single-mom-loses-64-000-1.605464

            zygmunt janiewicz
            https://www.google.com/search?q=zygmunt+janiewicz&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

          • Alex George

            Usual Putin-troll attacks from Andrew – he always tries to attack those who are friendly to Ukraine.

          • Mr. Jackson

            LOL!! Poland and US … wow… scary!! Ukraine trained and advised by U.S. lost ever major battle. So would Poland. The same is true for Georgian Army. When it chooses, Russia comes in and takes what it wants and U.S. can’t do squat about. But as you know Polaks are scum. The best Polaks can do is offer their boys to Vatican’s priests. How do you like that?

            Aside taking advantage of the Sadam’s mistake in 1991 you should have known already that U.S. Lost every war since WWII. This doesn’t sound very encouraging and is certainly NOT.

          • MichaelA

            Russia fails at everything it attempts.

            It tried to take over all of southern and eastern Ukraine, but now only holds a small sliver in the Donbas. It has not been able to advance in three years

            IT tried to help Assad and failed. The primitive Russian Air Force can only carry out indiscriminate bombing of civilians.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Yep, Compulsive Troll **Alex George**, the old Khazarain psycho-troll, is now **MichaelA** …. what a BUM!

          • MichaelA

            What’s your problem now – didn’t like me saying you are really Njordheim?

            How did it feel seeing all your previous posts deleted?

          • Mr. Jackson

            HA HA HA…. Ivanka Trump ‘THE ADVISER” of THE PRESIDENT OF THE US – What a Parody !!

          • Mr. Jackson

            ORANGE CLOWN start playing with REAL FIRE! GOD HELP US!!

          • MichaelA

            Why should the USA worry?
            its only russia

          • Andrew Chmile

            monhols HOLD 10% of Ukrainian land— including ***CRIMEA*** — YOU STUPID, LYING, ***INCOMPETENT RUSKI ***MOLE*** !!!

          • laker48

            You’re right on the money! Whatever RuSSia touches, it immediately turns into sh*t. :)

          • Mr. Jackson
          • MichaelA

            So what?

          • Mr. Jackson

            ORANGE TRUMP: “We Are Not Going to Syria”!!
            Lyndsay McCain must be disappointed …what do you think POLAK :))

          • Tchitcherine

            Well, technically they didn’t GO to Syria. Not a single american soldier was put in harm’s way.

          • Mr. Jackson

            The US attack happened in direct violation of US law, of international law and of the UN charter. First, I would say that there is strong legal evidence that the US attack violated the US Constitution, Presidential War Powers Act and the 2001 Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) resolution.

            But since I don’t really care about this aspect of Trump’s criminal behavior, I will just refer you to two pretty good analyses of this issue (see here and here) and just simply summarize the argument of those who say that what Trump did was legal. It boils down to this: “yeah, it’s illegal, but all US Presidents have been doing it for so long that they have thereby created a legal precedent which, uh, makes it legal after all“.

            Trump has betrayed HIMSELF by turning against everything he, himself, stood for. This is almost Shakespearean in its pathetic and tragic aspects!

          • Alex George

            Except they didn’t at all.

            Putin and Assad have been put on notice that no more chemical weapon attacks will be tolerated.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Laughable, as usual! BTW troll, earlier, the SANA news agency reported, citing a statement of the Syrian Armed Forces command, that an airstrike, carried out by the US-led coalition’s air force on a headquarters and warehouses of the IS in the area of Hatla village, located near Deir ez-Zor city caused poisoning of hundreds of people. According to the news agency, the aerial attack was carried out at 5:30 pm local time on Wednesday.

          • Mr. Jackson

            oh stop pretending you trolls are informed at Yeshiva that The U.S..isn’t in Syria to fight terrorism. It’s in Syria to protect its military assets (al Qaida all Nusra etc.) and claim territory (safe zone).

            The illegal and unwarranted bombing was coordinated with an attack against the Syrian military, again. It directly assisted terrorists and therefore had a profound affect on the role of the U.S. military. From protecting terrorists to actively assisting them.

          • MichaelA

            Ha ha, well put!

          • MichaelA

            Russia will do nothing

            RUssia is weak

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh…Shut Up “Alex George” you lazy old BUM – you poor understanding of geopolitics disqualifies you form this discussion!!

          • Andrew Chmile

            Correct there at least!

          • Mr. Jackson

            Dr. Ruden said you like to Suck Russian Cocck, Mr. Pederast… Yes?

          • Andrew Chmile

            Serbians are the ones that WORSHIP Russo-mongolians — you KNOW that!

            The funny thing is, no matter how much you kiss Ruski MOLE & TROLL @SS — they STILL think you are a piece of MENTALLY ILL SH*T! :)))))

          • Mr. Jackson

            **A N D R E W T H E C R A Z Y L V I V R A P I S T**

          • MichaelA

            I’m not Alex George. On another thread you accused me of being Murf and I am not him either. You really are an ignorant moron

            Like I said, Russia will do nothing. Russia is weak

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh…Shut Up “Alex George” you lazy old BUM – go catch some fresh air.
            Drink worm milk and go to bad.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh…Shut Up “Alex George” you lazy old BUM – go catch some fresh air. Drink worm milk and go to bed.

          • MichaelA

            Ha ha, I am alex g and murf and andrew c.

            And Russia uses “mig 22s”

            you ignorant moron

          • Mr. Jackson

            HA HA HA – Even Bolivia is Lauging at CRROKEST COOUTRY IN THE UN!! https://dxczjjuegupb.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Selection_050-768×432.png

          • Mr. Jackson

            But you suck good… never mind you lick mother croach too!

          • laker48

            :)

          • Andrew Chmile

            you ARE “Alex George” — stupid Ruski MOLE!!! :)

          • Andrew Chmile

            Copy for you — ***SERBIAN*** mental case!

            polak is a LOUD ***COWARD*** like you **SERBIAN** & Russo-mongoian thrash are!
            ————– GIFT!!! :)

            ACT FAST AND COPY!!! :))))
            https://www.facebook.com/zygmunt.janiewicz

            Get the polak family photos! You can WARN people! :)

            —————— Begin copy:

            polaks are ***LYING***, PERFIDIOUS, sh*ts —- like you are
            Zygmunt Janiewicz !!!

            https://www.facebook.com/zygmunt.janiewicz

            CHEAT ANYMORE WIDOWS WITH KIDS, YOU **DISGUSTING** polak SWINE!!!!

            B.C. broker fined $60,000 after single-mom loses $64,000

            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-broker-fined-60-000-after-single-mom-loses-64-000-1.605464

            zygmunt janiewicz
            https://www.google.com/search?q=zygmunt+janiewicz&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

          • Alex George

            Seriously, how is Russia ever going to beat Poland? All it’s spare forces are committed to Ukraine or Syria. It cannot even fill it’s quotas for conscription. More than half its major naval units cannot sail, and it cannot create any more because the engines come from Ukraine etc. it’s rockets all crash.

            Russia is barely even a regional power these days.

          • zorbatheturk

            Only the Putin is allowed to threaten with missiles…

      • Mr. Jackson

        You are such stupid old khazarain Propagandist!!

        • MichaelA

          So you can’t refute anything which any of us say

          • Mr. Jackson

            Compulsive Troll **Alex George**, the old Khazarain psycho-troll, is now **MichaelA** …. what a BUM!!

          • Andrew Chmile

            He’s not a “Khazarai” —- a Russo-mongolian —- STILL …. Asiatic, so… same-thing….

          • Alex George

            As I suspected – “Andrew Chmile” and “Mr Jackson” are friends, both Putin trolls, and possibly the same person. They cannot hide forever. ;o)

          • MichaelA

            And Mr Jackson is Njordheim
            The spelling mistake Khazarain gives him away

    • Michel Cloarec

      20 % of the syrian air force was destroyed with 59 missiles . It only needs another 177 to do the job ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3635c2ed403ad770bcfa028ed012420eafdfce7713465be420713265734e337.jpg

      • Eolone

        If you listen to Fox News, all the missiles reached their mark. Haven’t found a good source on the number of hits. The 20% of the Syrian air force destroyed came from Gen. Mattis and another member of the group with Trump. It’s more like (about) 20 aircrafts destroyed. Or maybe, as reported elsewhere: “20 percent of the 7th Wing of the Syrian air force”. Shayrat was operational just hours later.

        Arab News: There are 25 air bases in Syria, including 20 under government control.

        • Murf

          You must not have looked hard.
          An Israeli company published a satellite photo showing 44 separate strikes.
          They said there could be multiple hit on one target.
          This is a bit more concrete compared to the Russian media’s 23 figure.
          Interestingly there are no “near misses”
          It is standard practice to monitor the attack real time by satellite or drone and to launch “extra” missils as back up.
          44 May have been all the targets so the extras would be destroyed as they can not be retrieved.

          • Eolone

            i looked at 2 or 3 Israeli sites, didn’t find the info. Other sites too. Military.com: the attacked lasted 2 minutes, so there would have been no time for a follow up. Anyway, little to show for the $1million per Tomahawk type that was used. Journalists and some politicians found it great show.

          • Murf

            Dude it was posted on CNN.
            And spanking Putins punk a$$ was worth every Pennie.

          • Eolone

            Thanks for the sites. If I sound thick-headed to you, I can blame it on my analytical work rubbing off into politics. I’ll go with the 2 minute attack as reported on Military.com. But the most important matter is Trump’s policy. He has none. Many others are of the same mind.

          • laker48

            Trump doesn’t have to share his military policy with anyone except for his closest circles of advisors. His “unpredictability” is his strongest argument, as the RuSSians got used to predictability of the US. The last US president who liked to surprise the Soviet RuSSia was Ronald Reagan.

        • Murf

          How many OPERATIONAL air craft does Syria have after six years of civil war?
          That’s an important difference.

        • Mr. Jackson

          Only 6 old, Mig-22’s that were in repair stage was hit.

          • Murf

            Where did you lean math?
            59 missiles at 1 million a peice.
            Humm let me see…1 times 9… and then 1 times 5…ahh add a bunch of zeros.
            Yep 59 million.
            Now wasn’t that hard?
            And the USAF was kicking ISIS a$$ long before you turds showed up.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Stop it. You make me roll on the floor LOL! US is ISIS and Al Nusra Air Force.

          • MichaelA

            ISIS is the ally of Russia and of Assad.

          • Mr. Jackson

            LOL! US is ISIS and Al Nusra Air Force. LOL! US is ISIS and Al Nusra Air Force. Yet, 34 Tomahawk did not reach it’s target !! LOL!!

          • Murf

            Here is the word from the real experts at IHS Jane’s;
            http://www.janes.com/article/69528/analysis-satellite-imagery-refutes-russian-claims-about-tomahawk-strike
            So just count the little dark spots that used to be the Syrian Air Force and see what you get.
            You can count can’t you.
            I know you can’t add.

          • Alex George

            Yet again you are showing your stupidity and ignorance. “US is ISIS”. The US and its allies are the only ones who are fighting ISIS. They are pushing it out of Iraq.

            Let me educate you: ISIS is an extremist Muslim group based in Syria. It arose as a result of Assad’s vicious policies against his own people. It has been greatly bolstered by reinforcements from Russia – many ISIS fighters are Russian citizens.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Yes you are soo stupid…. I agree!

          • MichaelA

            ISIS is the ally of Russia and of Assad

          • Mr. Jackson

            LOL!! Alex George, US is ISIS and Al Nusra Air Force.

          • Murf

            If that were true Assda would be hanging from a lamp post.
            And you would be crying “What happened?”

          • Mr. Jackson

            B.S. – You never stopped being a god damned BS-er, Polak!

            Fifty-nine $1.87 million Tomahawk missiles raining down on a Syrian air base not long after the ostensive toxic gassing answered with finality whether Trump would fall in line with a succession of pompously bellicose presidents — as well as whether the neocon political establishment’s longstanding mission to forcibly bend Syria to its will.

            Why? BECAUSE IVANKA WAS CRYING… What a Joke Regime !!!

          • Alex George

            Your are getting funnier by the minute – so now Murf is a “polak”!!! LOL you are really stupid.

            There is no such word as “ostensible” – Learn to write English (or even just to use a dictionary) before bothering us again.

            Your previous fuehrer Putin was humiliated, at minimal cost to USA. Suck it up, Pal.

          • Mr. Jackson

            So you are Dumb Polak Too, RETARD?

          • Alex George

            Yes of course everyone is a “polak” aren’t they, you poor deluded old man. ;o)

            And in other posts you tell us that Murf is from Lviv, and he is a “dual Israeli citizen”!

            Keep going my friend – you are very entertaining!

          • Mr. Jackson

            Tell us Polak, at which point they told you trolls that the U.S..isn’t in Syria to fight terrorism but to protect its military assets (al Qaida all Nusra etc.) and claim territory (safe zone)?

          • MichaelA

            Everything you wrote is untrue.
            You just make up whatever suits you
            The number of destroyed aircraft has been widely reported

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Everything you wrote is untrue.
            You just make up whatever suits you”

            You oughtta know — you POS STUPID Russo-mongolian HYPOCRITE!!!! :))))

          • Alex George

            Ah Andrew is here again – the Russian mole who masquerades as a Ukrainian, but spends all his time attacking friends of Ukraine.

          • Andrew Chmile

            Say something different for a change Comrade Farkoff! — Have you improved yo’ Anglish? — and knowa speake the Ruski mistakes no any more? 😉

            IDIOT!!!
            RUSKI “ed-you-kay-tion” — HA! DA ! HA! — RUSKI !!! :) :) :)

            Stupid faqqot! :)

          • Mr. Jackson

            HELLO **LVIV RAPIST*** !! Dr. RUDEN – THE WIFE YOU RAPED, SAID YOU ARE 100% CRAZY MANHOLLE WHO TAKES IS DEEP FROM BEHIND!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d31fd94e13c09d5af3b073a85407f67e0dfc6395f88d81ea4a2555354f697f6.jpg

          • Andrew Chmile

            I DO **KNOW** MENTAL CASES — LIKE **YOU**

            — AS **YOU** KNOW VERY, VERY WELL :))

            You ***SERBIAN*** little mama’s boy 😉

          • Andrew Chmile

            learna da Anglish!!!
            Or donna post om an “Anglish” site you IGNORANT, uneducated ***SERB*** …

            Your “ANGLISH” gets a worser & da worser!!! ;))))

          • Mr. Jackson

            ILLITERATE **LVIV RAPIST** QUACKING FROM MAD HOUSE IN NEW JERSEY!! Quack… Quack… Quack… **MENTALLY ILL LVIV RAPIST**

          • Alex George

            And now you are begging me to “say something different”. Why should I, when it’s the truth – and your own posts show it?!

          • Andrew Chmile

            You even up-vote yourself like that SERBIAN mental case does! 😉

          • MichaelA

            “6 old, Mig-22s”

            Ha ha, what a moron you are – there is no such aircraft!

          • Mr. Jackson

            LOL Stupid Alex George…. Finger Sucking Troll…. 34 Tomahawk did not reach it’s target …

          • MichaelA

            I’m not Alex George. On another thread you accused me of being Murf.

            You keep talking about “Mig-22″s. there is no such aircraft you ignorant moron

          • Mr. Jackson

            You are Alex George. No I did not accuse you of being Murf, you crazy. And Mig22’s are actually Mig23’s. Hope this clarification helps, Alex George aka Andrew Cnmillewsky Crazy Ukrap. if you are not Andrew, then you are almsot as crazy as he is. I guess is “Ukrap Thing’ that afflicts you both.

          • MichaelA

            Ha ha so now I am andrew Chmile as well
            You have no idea how stupid you sound
            Mig 22s are not mig 23s
            You just keep showing your ignorance

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh…Shut Up “Alex George” you lazy old BUM – go catch some fresh air before you go to bed..

          • Murf

            Yeah that’s what I thought to.
            He is just another St Petersburg Troll slinging this weeks slogans.

          • Andrew Chmile

            He’s that SERBIAN POS again Murf.

            Even the 2 Ruski moles, MichaelA & Alex George have no use for him.

          • Alex George

            They were the best aircraft Syria has, there were far more than 6, and the cost to USA was trifling.

            Putin was given warning, yet was incapable of preventing the strike. He was humiliated.

            Putin and Assad both now understand: no more chemical weapons. They have been told and they will obey.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Leading CW expert Theodor Postol of MIT just published a 14-page document questioning WH claims that Sarin was dropped from #Syrian AF plane… Retard, you make me lough at you hard!!

          • Alex George

            Oh please – another attempt to rely on a well-known fascist sympathiser.

            You just can’t cope with the fact that Putin and Assad have been ordered not to use chemical weapons again, and they will obey.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Only jewMoneky call opter people Faschist when the jewMonkey is the most fascist when in fact those who are zionist to the core or Talmudist are true faschist. Agree, Jo-Jo? Do you denounce Talmude, disinformation Troll?

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Do you denounce Talmude, disinformation Troll?”
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

            Learna da Anglish, you SERBIAN coward & mental case! :)

          • Mr. Jackson

            Nope, I do not need to cope with anything old man; you on the other hand got your hands full!

          • MichaelA

            There is no such thing as a “Mig-22” you ignorant moron

          • Mr. Jackson

            MORON (Alex George) this was an export version of the Mig23. Now go lick your mother’s but and croak!

          • MichaelA

            HA ha you are such an ignorant moron
            There never was a mig 22

    • Murf

      I would not call loosing 20% of your Air Force in one attack an empty gesture.
      That’s like calling the Pearl Harbor attack a minor victory.
      But it would not have mattered if the missles landed in the desert and only killed a few scorpions.
      Just the fact that Trump ordered the attack is a game changer.
      The Obama Era is over.
      The Trump Era has begun. The full weight of American military power is back on the table.

      And life as Putin knows it has ceased.

      • Michel Cloarec

        Correct ! 177 more missiles and assad can swim

        • Murf

          Wish they had just gone ahead and blown is entire Air Force off the face of the Earth.
          That would have had a dramatic effect on the peace negotiations and sent a clear and unmistakeable message to any other would be chemical weapons users.
          “Use them and we will crush you like a bug!”
          Chemical weapons is one genie that must stay in the bottle.

          • zorbatheturk

            9 June 1982 Israeli Air Force Shot down 82 Syrian MiGs while only sustaining damage to two of its F-15 and F-16s.

          • Murf

            They have always been a bunch of knuckle heads.
            They are hell on wheels when it comes to blowing up helpless civilians though

          • zorbatheturk

            Assad’s brother Maher is a psychopath.

          • Alex George

            Look on the bright side – the threat is there for the USA to do that if Assad/Putin don’t toe the line. They know the USA can do it, and that the Russians can’t stop it.

      • Mr. Jackson

        Mad Dog is full of Shit. 34 Tomahawk did not reach it’s target. 6 old Mig22’s are hardly 20% of the Syrian Air force.

        • Murf

          So you believe a hasty number made with in hours of the strike from the Russia media? The same media that brought us “the Crucified Child of Slovyansk”? And a whole gallery of out right lies.
          Or an Israeli satellite picture showing 44 separate impacts. Not an they rule out multiple hits on the same target.
          It also does not show a single near miss.
          That’s real intelligence information.
          But you keep believing your Propaganda if it lets you sleep at night.
          The REAL question is why didn’t the Russian SAMs stop the attack?

          • Mr. Jackson

            Washington and The West are entangled in the web of lies because of the special interest that gets paid by Saudi Arabia and Qatar who wants to run Gas Pipe through Syria, on the way to European market. The orange clown promised he would drain the swamp and fight “war party” . He lied. I’v seen live drone feed showing what was hit on top of satellite pictures. Ashkenazim In Palestine lies most of the time. More importantly this illegal attack makes U.S. the Al Qaeda and Al Nusra’s Air Force! This is VERY BAD.

          • MichaelA

            It’s not very bad, it’s very good

            You know nothing

          • Mr. Jackson

            Compulsive Troll **Alex George**, the old Khazarain psycho-troll, is now **MichaelA** …. what a BUM!!

          • Alex George

            LMAO Nice try my poor trolling friend. I have been posting here for years. And I suspect MichaelA is right – you are the troll who used to call himself Nordheim and posted on UA Today.

            Whatever, you cannot cope with reality – all the US missiles hit their targets and Putin has been humiliated, at a trifling cost to the USA.

          • MichaelA

            Khazarain was a typical spelling mistake by Njordheim. That’s how I spotted him

          • MichaelA

            You really are a moron

            And you are Njordheim, who always wrote “Khazarain”. How did it feel having your thousands of posts deleted? Only our posts against you remain

          • Mr. Jackson

            Compulsive Troll **Alex George**, the old **Khazarian** psycho-troll, is now **MichaelA** …. two accounts, same RETARD attitude!

          • Mr. Jackson

            We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” Putin said at a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Moscow.

            “President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq. The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State [ISIS] on the world stage.”

          • MichaelA

            We don’t have any such reports.

            All you are doing is repeating whatever you find in Russian propaganda which no intelligent person trusts

          • Mr. Jackson

            Geostrategically-crucial Syria has been at the center of a decades-long plot by the United States to depose the sovereign government and install one supportive of goals in the Middle East must be revisited — and quickly — before the beating of war drums drowns out the truth of our government’s recently-espoused mission.

          • Andrew Chmile

            Get a job yet you mental case? :)))

          • Alex George

            It’s not a plot, but Assad’s stupidity. He oppressed his own people and caused a revolt.

          • Mr. Jackson
          • Alex George

            No competent person disagrees with me. Keep trying you sad deluded old man.

            And no, I’m not michaela but that’s all trolls like you can come up with when you have no actual arguments ;o)

          • Murf

            Good! Then maybe we will see an end to the blood splattered Assad regime.
            wish them all the success in the world.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Assad is a GOD MAN – This LIES and FALSE FLAG are part of the QATAR GAS LINE Geopolitics. Learn to see the TRUE PICTURE, POLAK!

            Difficult Question for You:

            Were there any BEAUTIFUL BABIES in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
            How about Vietnam?

          • Alex George

            Assad is a brutal fascist who represses his own people and has been rejected by them.

            And no, your question is not difficult at all – learn the lesson: a weak country like Russia that takes on the USA you will lose.

            Putin has been told not to use any more chemical weapons. He will do as he is told.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Yawn… you are brain-dead troll who lies for living. That’s all.

          • Alex George

            In other words you cannot refute anything I say, so you resort to mere abuse.

            Assad is a brutal fascist who represses his own people and has been rejected by them.

            A weak country like Russia that takes on the USA will lose. Putin has been told by the USA not to use any more chemical weapons. He will do as he is told.

          • Murf
          • Alex George

            What “multiple reports”? LMAO.

            You have one report, repeated on all Russian media, and it has no source. ;o)

          • Mr. Jackson
          • Alex George

            No, Russia got caught lying again. There are no “multiple reports”, just one report repeated all over Russian media and troll sites – with no basis in fact

        • MichaelA

          All but one of the US cruises missiles hit their target. Only uneducated fools believe the Russian figures.

          There is no such thing as a Mig-22, you are too ignorant to realise that.

          • Mr. Jackson

            34 Tomahawk did not reach it’s target … 34 Tomahawk did not reach it’s target. HA HA HA HA !!!

          • Alex George

            Says one fake news report in Moscow media.

            Keep trying, my poor desperate trolling friend.

          • Mr. Jackson
          • Alex George

            Yes thanks for the usual troll rubbish. Try actually reading the news before posting next time.

          • Mr. Jackson

            SAYS RUSSIAN MOD AND ASKED US MILITARY TO EXPLAIN
            WHY THIS HAPPENED – ON ‘FAKE W.H. *DECLASIFIED* REPORT’ SEE : https://maps.southfront.org/mit-professor-questions-white-house-claims-on-syrian-air-forces-involvement-in-chemical-attack-in-idlib/

          • Alex George

            Sure they did.

            The truth is that all the US cruise missiles hit their targets. Putin was humiliated. He knows now that he may no longer use chemical weapons. Sorry you can’t handle the truth.

          • Mr. Jackson

            The Americans say that all missiles hit their targets. The Russians say that only 23 cruise missiles hit the airfield. The others are “unaccounted for”. Here I think that it is indisputable that the Americans are lying and the Russians are saying the truth: the main runway is intact (the Russian reporters provided footage proving this) and only one taxiway was hit. Furthermore, the Syrian Air Force resumed its operations within 24 hours. 36 cruise missiles have not reached their intended target. That is a fact.

            It is also indisputable that there were no chemical munitions at this base as nobody, neither the Syrians nor the Russian reporters, had to wear any protective gear.

          • Murf

            Trump said the air strip was not targeted. it’s hard to damage and easy to repair.
            Dumb a$$.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh Retard – on top of being politically motivated, illegal aggression, under US and International law, if you knew something about the targeting you would have known already that what fix targets (like repair sheds and warehouses) US managed to hit could be hit with the bombs thrown from the balloons. There is no need to use $1.85m cruse missile. This includes airstrip – yet the incompetents proved once again why US lost every war since WWII. Ad to that a murder of the 20 Kurds and hit on the chemical weapon warehouse in Deir ez-Zor

          • Alex George

            Cry, baby cry. The US is a superpower so it used cruise missiles, and they all hit their targets. Something a weak power like Russia can only dream about.

            And the Kurds? They are helping the US and Iraq to wipe out Putin’s ally ISIS.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh, Polak Retard – on top illegal agression being politically motivated, illegal under US and International law, if you knew something about targeting you would have known already that what fix targets (like repair sheds and warehouses) US managed to hit could be hit with the bombs thrown from the balloons. There is no need to use $1.85m cruse missile. This includes airstrips – yet the incompetent, overbloated miltary insutrail complex proved once again why US lost every war since WWII. They are just not that good. Ad to that noew murder of the 20 Kurds and hit on the chemical weapon warehouse in Deir ez-Zor that killed more then hundred people. That’s the net effect of the sheer incompetence – Dumba$$!

          • Alex George

            Oh boo hoo, now you are crying because the US used cruise missiles?

            Yes, for a weak power like russia they would be expensive. Not for the USA.

          • Alex George

            Educated and intelligent people learned long ago not to trust Russian “media”. All the US cruise missile hit their targets. Sorry you can’t handle the truth, but that not our problem.

            What is left of the Syrian air force now knows not to use chemical weapons.

          • Mr. Jackson

            DUMBO – Trump did get what he apparently wanted, though: the very same corporate media which he claimed to despise is now praising him. And nobody is calling him a “Putin agent” any more. None of which will prevent the Neocons from impeaching him, by the way. He chose a quickfix solution which will stop acting in just days.

            How totally stupid of him. He apparently also chose the option of an “attack for show” to begin with, which turned into one of the most pathetic attacks in history, probably courtesy of Russian EW, and now that the USA has wasted something in the range of 100 million dollars, what does Trump have to show?

            A few flattering articles from the media which he has always hated and which will return to hate him as soon as ordered to do so by its Neocon masters. Pathetic if you ask me.

          • Alex George

            Sure, keep telling yourself that. ;o)

            In the meantime, you know that Putin has been told no more chemical weapons weapons. He will obey, because he is afraid.

          • Murf

            Chant it a few hundred more times.
            Maybe the universe with make it so.
            But I wouldn’t hold my breath.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Dozens of Syrian planes that was parked by the airstrip was intact – what an embarrassing, inept, over-bloated “war machine”.

          • Alex George

            Except they weren’t.

            But you are right – Russia does have an embarrassing, inept, over-bloated “war machine”.

        • MichaelA

          58 out of 59 US cruise missiles hit their target.

          Unlike Russian cruise missiles – less than half hit their target

          THere is no such thing as a “Mig-22”

          • Mr. Jackson

            ORANGE CLOWN start playing with REAL FIRE because Ivanka was crying !! GOD HELP US!!

          • Murf

            Maybe she just helped him see the carnage your hero created.
            Nothing wrong with a leader have some semblance of humanity.
            Not that you Putin lovers would know anything about that.

          • Mr. Jackson
          • Murf

            “The daily Sheeple”
            Sounds like your kind of people.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Remind me again: Who is the impulsive, trigger-happy pugnacious brute who cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes?

          • Murf

            Remind me who is the repugnat little sh*t who blew up Russian apartment building just to further, murdered the witnesses and a former Brother KGB officer who was investigating the incident.
            Attacked one of his closest allies and largest arms suppliers.
            Then got into a trade war with his largest trading partner and an arms race with a country who’s economy is 18 times his size and spends 10 times as much on security.
            By the way Trump has had the launch codes since he was sworn in.
            I don’t know what the fu*k your talking about.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Nathan-yahoo? Did he used the samedual-citizenship Mossad agents who first could not account for $trillion dollars then rigged and blew the World Trade Center in 2000 and then danced on the New Jersey side of the river ? Was it the same people?

            UkrNaZZi and AkhkenaZZi infested regime in Kiev will fall, I and you can bet on that!

          • Alex George

            And you will lose your money, as you do every time.

            russia’s aggression against Ukraine has failed. Ukraine’s economy is improving whereas Russia’s is going downhill. Your fueher is losing.

          • Alex George

            Putin.

          • Alex George

            And the Putin troll cites yet another Russian troll site. No educated person takes any notice of the rubbish on sites like this – they have zero credibility.

            You are the brainwashed one, not Murf.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Orange performer turned out to be another NWO agent!!

          • Alex George

            Yes, you are very disappointed arent you? Suck it up pal.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Says the OLD UkrNaZZI mall!!

          • Alex George

            Still no arguments, eh?!

          • Mr. Jackson

            Retardentko – The worst aspect of this clusterf**k is how utterly immoral this makes Trump appear. Think of it – first Trump abjectly betrayed Flynn. Then he betrayed Bannon. Now Trump has betrayed HIMSELF by turning against everything he, himself, stood for. This is almost Shakespearean in its pathetic and tragic aspects!

          • Alex George

            Yes, yes, typical old troll – you have no arguments so you desperately try to change the subject. ;o)

          • Murf

            Yeah, because Putin sitting back and being complicit in committing a major war crime makes him look like a real hero.
            Speaking of which; former Syrian General says Assad still has up to 2000 TONS of stock piled chemical weapons.
            http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/bashar-al-assad-chemical-weapons-attack-stockpile-syria-obama-trump-moscow-a7684706.html

            (interesting note the Independent is owned by a Russia oligarch)
            Putin gave his assurance that ALL of Assad’s WMDs were destroyed.
            You can always tell Putinis lying; his lips are moving.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Republican Guard recaptured the strategic position in Al-Faraj south of the Deir Ezzor airport after a successful operation this morning. Hurry up U.S., commit more foreign aggression. Send jets and cruise missiles, ISIS needs more then ever your Air Force and other support and help.

            Too late… many ISIS fighters were killed during this operation, according to pro-government sources. Your none-successful argument failed also. Fighting truth with the lies is formula for failure. One would think you would have figured this by now!

          • Mr. Jackson

            More Fictions and Propaganda? Meh… after so many false flag operations no one believes Washington any longer!

          • Murf

            Well our allies supported us completely and they don’t even like Trump.
            Then China voted against Russia and in favor of the UNSC resolution That Russia had to veto.
            So everybody that matters does.
            As for false flags just remember all the comical gyrations Russia used to avoid the responsibility for MH-17.
            That is one of the many reasons Russia has zero credibility

          • Mr. Jackson

            More Lies? Chine voted against also. Besides, just because bought and paid for “European Bubble-heads” are nodding, illegal still means illegal.

          • Murf

            From Reuters:
            “China, which has vetoed six resolutions on Syria since the civil war began, abstained from Wednesday’s U.N. vote,”
            http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-vote-idUSKBN17E2LK
            Don’t you get tired of being wrong ALL the time.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Which part of China, which has vetoed six resolutions on Syria did you not understand?

          • Murf

            The China on the Security Council.

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Don’t you get tired of being wrong ALL the time.”

            He LOVES the “attention”.

            Where in “LIFE” would anyone pay “attention” to this EVIL, LYING, mentally ill SERB POS?

          • Mr. Jackson

            IDIOT – What you read is called FAKE OUTRAGE!!

            Swedish doctors for human rights has previously proven that the white helmets are fake actors and that previous gas attacs blamed on Assad have been fake.
            Here is what they write about the current “attack”. It was by no means Sarin gas, that is for sure.

            http://theindicter.com/anal

          • Alex George

            LOL you cite a well known Moscow troll site and expect anyone to be impressed?!

          • Mr. Jackson

            The US attack on Syria happened in direct violation of US law, of international law and of the UN charter. First, I would say that there is strong legal evidence that the US attack violated the US Constitution, Presidential War Powers Act and the 2001 Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) resolution. But since I don’t really care about this aspect of Trump’s criminal behavior, I will just refer you to two pretty good analyses of this issue (see here and here) and just simply summarize the argument of those who say that what Trump did was legal.

            It boils down to this: “yeah, it’s illegal, but all US Presidents have been doing it for so long that they have thereby created a legal precedent which, uh, makes it legal after all“. I don’t think this kind of “defense” is worthy of a reply or rebuttal. So now let’s turn to international law.

            Most people think that crimes against humanity or genocide must be the ultimate crime under international law. They are wrong. The ultimate crime is aggression.

          • Murf

            Look up the War Powers Act.

          • Mr. Jackson

            You are a true Dumba$$ – The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) is a federal law intended to check the president’s power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress. Syria did not attack U.S.

            Congress passed the War Powers Resolution in the aftermath of the Vietnam War to address these concerns and provide a set of procedures for both the President and Congress to follow in situations where the introduction of U.S. forces abroad could lead to their involvement in armed conflict.

            Use your little brain Polak – don’t let the con artist , presstitutes brainwash little bit of what you have!

          • Alex George

            Yes, yes, more cut-and-paste from Kremlin troll-sites, but it’s all just waffle.

            You just can’t cope with the fact that Putin and his oligarchs are under sanctions due to their aggression, and that USA justly disciplined Russia and Assad for their use of chemical weapons against civilians.

          • Murf

            Good you looked it up.
            However he only has to “Consult” with congress. not put a bill before the.
            And by the way Trump did consult with congressional leaders such as Senate Speaker Mitch McConnell, and they fully supported his action.

            Just like Obama didn’t have to in order to conduct the Bin Laden Raid.
            Nor did Carter for operation Eagle Talon in 79.
            On the other hand both Bushes did for Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
            He does not have to put a resolution before congress unless the operation will last more them 90 days.
            He can even mobilize 100k Guard and Reservists for up to 90 days with out congressional approval.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Waffle around any way you want. Aggression against a sovereign Country is a War Crime. Each and Every Time, except when in self defense, which are the intricacies that The Empire does not care about.

          • Alex George

            What a a load of rubbish – displaying your ignorance as usual.

            According to your reasoning, the USA committed a war crime because it attacked Hitler!

            To attack Saddam Hussein is no war crime. To attack the fascist dictator Putin is no war crime. Rather, it is a service to humanity.

          • Mr. Jackson

            WOW @ 3 c/post you Ashkenazim, Soros Trolls make a lots of money here, oldie!

          • Mr. Jackson

            “US has “longstanding tradition” of aggression under invented pretexts!”

            The official spokesman of Russia’s Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, has commented on media reports alleging that the US intercepted conversations within the Syrian military on preparations for a chemical attack in Khan Shaeyhun.

            “According to a longstanding tradition, the Pentagon always covers every violation of international law and especially any armed aggression by the US against sovereign countries with the presence of some kind of ‘indisputable’ evidence of atrocities. The more invented this pseudo-evidence is, the more ‘secret’ it is,” Konashenkov remarked.

          • Murf

            Quoting Russians, smart!
            That way there is no mistaking what a brain dead Troll you really are.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Says CNN worshiper… P L E A S E!!

          • Murf

            And the media that brought us the”The Crucified Child of Slovyansk”
            The fake pictures of Ukraine jets shooting down MH-17 is to be trusted?
            Riiiight!

          • Mr. Jackson

            What media brought you “The Crucified Child of Slovyansk”? There was no such story on RT or Sputnik News … maybe on CNN, ABC, CNBC, MBC, …. ?

            We love when the bough and paid for presstitutes act as the Empire’s talking heads, who regurgitate in a continuum, 24/7, 100% divorced from truth, baseless innuendo of Assad use of chemical weapons, which is 100% false or other “leaked reports” and propaganda stories coming from “unnamed goverment official” or “believed to be trustworthy” or “intelligence community” about the “Golden Shower” and/or “Syrian General” who defected in 2013 but chose to “revile” just now after the illegal US attack on the sovereign country, based on false narratives that Assad still has chemical weapons. USSR was BAD but now the tow countries have switched place. Americans and Europeans aka “The West” is under “Mind Boggling Brainwashing Campaign and Propaganda Attacks, daily. ((: Goebbels 1-0-1 !! :))

          • Murf

            Look and learn;

            https://www.wsj.com/articles/arkady-ostrovsky-putins-ukraine-unreality-show-1406590397
            https://themoscowtimes.com/news/state-run-news-station-accused-of-making-up-child-crucifixion-37289
            I am considered to have a good imagination but there is no way in heI I could have come up with that hot mess.

          • Mr. Jackson

            I said RT and Sputnik did not report that…. this is THE FACT which you did not and could not refute.

          • Murf

            All part and parcel.

          • Andrew Chmile

            Nice job on this “The Crucified Child of Slovyansk” ruski BS Murf! :))

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Quoting Russians, smart!
            That way there is no mistaking what a brain dead Troll you really are.”

            Probably his medications …. pretty clear his outsized even for those scumbag ***SERBIANS*** Ruski-monhol worship is related to his growing up with his mommy & not having a father….

            You are the “on-line close equivalent” for him … it’s YTF he always gravitates to you….. A copy of this for that ***SERB*** scumbag —- because it BOTHERS HIM —- REALLY BOTHERS HIM :))

          • Andrew Chmile

            GET A JOB — you POS ***SERBIAN*** mental case!

            Hmm….. you didn’t have a father when you were growing up… pretty obvious :)

            COWARDLY!!! :))

            Monhols are your “father figure” :))

            Yo’ mama a mental case too? 😉

            A “little off” perhaps? 😉

          • Andrew Chmile

            Murf first — now a COPY for you —- fatherless, mentally ill **COWARDLY** — SERBIAN scumbag! :)))

            —————— copy
            “Quoting Russians, smart!
            That way there is no mistaking what a brain dead Troll you really are.”

            Probably
            his medications …. pretty clear his outsized even for those
            scumbag ***SERBIANS*** Ruski-monhol worship is related to his growing
            up with his mommy & not having a father….

            You are the
            “on-line close equivalent” for him … it’s YTF he always gravitates to
            you….. A copy of this for that ***SERB*** scumbag —- because it
            BOTHERS HIM —- REALLY BOTHERS HIM :))

          • Alex George

            Yes thanks for the cut-and-paste from another Kremlin troll site – not the level of English you are capable of.

            But its all rubbish – the US hasn’t been aggressive. Russia under Putin has been, hence why it had to be disciplined.

          • Murf

            That’s what you trolls alway say .
            Now that the MH-17 issue has been resolved you have something new to whine and try to squirm about.

          • Mr. Jackson

            I would just underscore the supreme irony of a country basically built by and run by lawyers (just see how many of them there are in Congress) whose general population seems to be totally indifferent to the fact that their elected representatives act in a completely illegal manner.

            All that most American people care about is whether the illegal action brings victory or not. But if it does, absolutely nobody cares. You disagree? Tell me, how many peace demonstrations were there in the USA about the totally illegal US aggression on Yugoslavia? Exactly. QED.

            The worst aspect of this clusterf**k NOW is how utterly immoral this makes Trump appear. Think of it – first Trump abjectly betrayed Flynn. Then he betrayed Bannon. Now Trump has betrayed HIMSELF by turning against everything he, himself, stood for. This is almost Shakespearean in its pathetic and tragic aspects!

          • Murf

            And that is how you know you lost the argument when you have to deflect off topic.
            And the supreme irony is you chose to make about corruption coming from the country tied for the most corrupt country in Europe by Transparency International.
            Trolls is so stupid!

          • Mr. Jackson

            Most people think that crimes against humanity or genocide must be the ultimate crime under international law. They are wrong. The ultimate crime is aggression. This is the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trial on this topic:

            To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
            So, following the long and prestigious list of other US Presidents before him, Donald Trump is now a war criminal. In fact, he is a “supreme war criminal”. It only took him 77 days to achieve this status, probably some kind of a record.

            As for the UN Charter, at least for articles (1, 2, 33, 39) ban the kind of aggression the USA took against Syria.

          • Alex George

            And now you show that you don’t understand international law, any more than you understand history or politics.

            No the US hasn’t been aggressive, but Russia under Putin has been. Hence why the US had to discipline Russia with cruise missiles. That is what happens to bad little boys.

          • Murf

            Oh you mean aggression like Putin committed in Crimea
            and Donbas?
            Or that Serbia committed in Bosnia, Croatia and tried to commit in Kosovo?
            What does the UN Charter say about National Territorial Integrity?
            What does the Geneva Convention say about deliberately targeting Civilians, Hospitals, Schools?
            Then there is Russia being complicit in the use of banned chemical weapons.
            A Putin lover condemning someone over violating international law.
            The most farcical thing I have ever heard of.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Russia had troops in Crimea – no bullets were fired. There was no aggression there. Russia is not in Ukraine – U.S. is. Giving illegitimacy of the regime that took power after a violent, terorist coupe, U.S. in complicite in War Crimes commited by your ZioAskenazim, Petro Waltsman Porkyshenko.

            Remember the Argument during U.S. NATO aggression in Former Yugoslavia “The Right to Self Determination” is the highest norm. What happened, you don’t like this angle any more when the same is not working for you? In the case of Crimea Russia chose to agree with the Washington Crooks … you know, the one whose pockets are lined up with MIC, Wall Street and AIPAC money.

            Why would Assad, let alone Russia, want to use Chemical Weapons against Children when they know this would create a major Global backlash? What they possibly have to gain form that? The very act of parroting “Fake News” make you a true POLAK.

            Think hard and try something original next time!

          • Murf

            The U.S. Has Marines at the St Petersburg consulate.
            If we dropped the 82nd Airborne on the city in the middle of the night and seized government builds before anyone knew what was going on would that ok?
            Or would that be aggression?
            Then we arrange a halted a$$ed referendum a week later.
            Would that be legitimate?
            Of course because it is EXATLY what youth eroded in Crimea.
            See! We can agree on something.

          • Mr. Jackson

            What are you now blabbing about? This made no sense ! :))
            1-10 what chance do you give to war with North Korea?
            I give 8-8.5.

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Think hard and try something original next time!”

            Like getting a JOB maybe, you COWARDLY ***SERBIAN*** mental case om psych drugs! :)))

            You are such a LYING, GUTLESS COWARD!!! :))

            But like ALL ***SERBIANS*** — even the MENTAL CASE ones, you KNOW, your “JOB” is to worship & kiss Russo-mongolian @SS !!! :))))

          • Mr. Jackson

            It’s all about money and ripping US Taxpayers, you dork! Pentagon many sapping machine deprives Americans from having free education and healthcare.

            Dual Israeli citizens with zero loyalty to America, like you, are another matter. Google: “Latest On Rabbi Zakheim And The Missing $2.3 Trillion”

          • Alex George

            LMAO – so before you were telling us Murf is a “polak”, then you decided he was from Lviv, and now he is a “dual Israeli citizen”!

            Anything else, you sad deluded old man?

          • Mr. Jackson

            Says the Inept Arguer! Get it already – It’s all about money and ripping “dumb” U.S. Taxpayers, you dork! Pentagon money-gobbling machine deprives Americans from having free education and healthcare. No one is threatening America – having 10x larger budget then following 5 countries together is travesty and pure imperialism. Dual Israeli citizens with zero loyalty to America, like you, are another matter. Google: “Latest On Rabbi Zakheim And The Missing $2.3 Trillion”

          • Alex George

            You are right – nobody is threatening America. Certainly not weak russia. It was already weaker than the former USSR, but Putin succeeded in making it weaker. He is one of the most incompetent leaders russia has ever had.

          • MichaelA

            Who cares what Russia thinks? Russia is weak

          • Mr. Jackson

            Say loonie Alex George.

        • MichaelA

          All but 1 of the tomohawks hit their target. You are so ignorant you think that a “mig22” exists.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Mig 23’s RETARD! Same thing.

          • MichaelA

            Not the same thing
            There never was a mig 22 you ignorant moron

          • Mr. Jackson

            Says the Ashkenazim mother’s croach licker! YAK!!

          • Murf

            Only in the sense that it’s not.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Learn to read – DUMBA$$!!

  • Mephisto

    have you seen the movie “Wag the dog” (1997)?. Maybe that’s what these two are doing. All this confrontation might be just for show. Donald needs to shed suscpicions of his collusion with Russia, so he seemingly attacks Assad (giving him a warning in advance, but not consulting congress or UN), and Putin needs a war to distract from problems at home. Both profit.

    The situation in Syria is a mess and there are many culprits
    – GW Bush invaded Iraq on false grounds
    – Obama withdrew from Iraq prematurely and clear space for the rise of ISIS
    – Assad starting massacring relatively benign protests
    – Putin covered Assads attrocities, held him in power, flamed the conflict to create a stream of refugees to Europe
    – ISIS came to Syria and inflamed sectarian violence
    – Turkey, Iran, Sauri Arabia, US, Russia, Israel – all meddling there, all culprits of the mess

    And Agent Orange is too dumb to solve anything.

    • Mr. Jackson

      LOL!! Wrong audience. Ukraps and especially Khazars in exile are to dumb to understand what you just said above.

      • laker48

        I’ve just blocked you!

        • Mr. Jackson

          FY Stupid Polak!!

        • Mr. Jackson

          I still get to slam you and your lying, evil stupid comments. And BTW…

      • MichaelA

        So far you have given no sign that you understand any of it

        • Mr. Jackson

          Oh…Shut Up “Alex George” you lazy old BUM – you poor understanding of geopolitics disqualifies you form this discussion!

          • Andrew Chmile

            He is a Russo-mongolian ***MOLE*** ….. he’s on YOUR SIDE. you stupid mentally ill ***SERBIAN*** om psych drugs! :)))

          • Mr. Jackson

            HELLO CRAZY ANDREW CHMILEVKO **LVIV RAPIST*** !! Dr. RUDEN – THE WIFE YOU RAPED, SAID YOU ARE 100% CRAZY!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d31fd94e13c09d5af3b073a85407f67e0dfc6395f88d81ea4a2555354f697f6.jpg

          • Alex George

            Interesting – a short time after I suggested that Mr Jackson may be the same person as Andrew Chmile, we see the former attack the latter – for the first time. Very convenient. ;o)

          • MichaelA

            Perhaps

            But Mr Jackson is definitely Njordheim who was banned from EP

          • Alex George

            And now we have the two Russian moles “Mr Jackson” and “Andrew Chmile” supporting each other, just as they do in other posts on this discussion (unless they are in fact the same person, which seems more than possible).

            It’s a fairly standard kremtroll trick, throw in a few posts attacking each other (very few) but mainly attack friends of Ukraine in order to mislead.

          • Alex George

            And now we have the two Russian moles “Mr Jackson” and “Andrew Chmile” supporting each other, just as they do in other posts on this discussion (unless they are in fact the same person, which seems more than possible).

            It’s a standard kremtroll trick, throw in a few posts attacking each other (very few) but mainly attack friends of Ukraine in order to mislead.

          • Andrew Chmile

            “And now we have the two Russian moles “Mr Jackson” and “Andrew
            Chmile” supporting each other, just as they do in other posts on this
            discussion (unless they are in fact the same person, which seems more
            than possible).

            It’s a standard kremtroll trick, throw in a few
            posts attacking each other (very few) but mainly attack friends of
            Ukraine in order to mislead.”

            Do you “think” 😉 ANYONE believes such “clever” Russo-mongolian “reasoning” you STUPID monhol!!! :)))

          • Alex George

            Yes, I think they do.

            And you aren’t denying it.

          • Mr. Jackson

            Oh…Shut Up Dr. Ruden rapist, you weird and crazy old HOBO – you poor understanding of any subject disqualifies you form this discussion!

          • Andrew Chmile

            “Oh…Shut Up Dr. Ruden rapist, you weird and crazy old HOBO – you
            poor understanding of any subject disqualifies you form this discussion!”

            LEARNA DA ANGLISHA you mentally ill, UNEDUCATED, ***SERBIAN*** “I wanna be a Russian” on psych drugs! :)

            Ever been with a woman, you mental case? :)))

            You revealed your “lacks” when you harnessed “Gryzelda”. 😉
            Maybe yo’ SERBIAN mama can explain things to you?
            Or after her SERBIAN “man” left her — it was just YOU AND HER — right? 😉

          • Mr. Jackson

            ** STUPID ANDREW – LVIV RAPIST**

          • Andrew Chmile

            Get a JOB yet you lying, Ruski worshiping ***SERBIAN*** mental case COWARD on psych drugs? 😉

            You NEED those drugs! :)
            Without them …. you would be even MORE fk’ed in the head! 😉

            Remember when you missed your DOSE and/or was OFF the “medicine”??

            You became crazier & crazier! — he way STUPID SERBIANS do ….
            Your screwed-up SERB mama was so WORRIED about you! :(

            ALWAYS TAKE YOUR “MEDICINE” !!!! ;))))

          • Mr. Jackson

            ** STUPID ANDREW – LVIV RAPIST** …… NO ONE LIKES YOU!!

          • Andrew Chmile

            “** STUPID ANDREW – LVIV RAPIST** …… NO ONE LIKES YOU!!”

            THAT **IS** indeed ANOTHER problem you have 😉

            Only YOU — & yo’ ***SERBIAN*** POS mama that has no man! 😉

            I OWN yo’ SCUMBAG mentally ill –COWARDLY–
            ***SERBIAN*** @ss & you DO KNOW — I KNOW WTF you ARE!
            — A SERB MENTAL CASE!!! 😉

            How many times did you try to kill yourself? 😉

            NEVER MIND!! — LIKE EVERYONE — I DON’T CARE EITHER!!! :)

          • Mr. Jackson

            … GO ON!~ Describe the feeling when you circle your lips around Russian Cock, ANDREW THE LVIV RAPIST!!

          • Andrew Chmile

            Mr. Jackson 23 minutes ago
            … GO ON!~ Describe the feeling when you circle your lips around Russian Cock, ANDREW THE LVIV RAPIST!!
            ————————

            Am I a ***SERBIAN*** like you? 😉

            I have ALSO noted a number of times your references to disgusting homosexual acts….

            Very interesting indeed! 😉
            When you were a little ***SERBIAN** were you raped by one of your “fellow SERBIANS” 😉
            —- or a Russo-mongolian, as you REALLY — STRANGELY — worship those disgusting POS.

            I know you have NEVER been with a woman. ;)))))

          • Mr. Jackson

            ** DISGUSTING ANDREW – LVIV RAPIST** …… NO ONE LIKES YOU!!

          • Mr. Jackson

            YOUR MENTALLY ILL SON **ZENON THE XENON** HATES YOU!!

          • Andrew Chmile

            Yo’ ***SERBIAN*** mommy is VERY important for you ….. pity she couldn’t keep a man…. is she mentally ill like you? 😉

            Just you — and her! 😉

          • Mr. Jackson

            Describe the feeling when you circle your lips around Russian Cock, Andrew… GO ON!~

          • MichaelA

            I am surprised you can even spell geopolitics

            You obviously don’t understand it, you can’t spell, and you have no support for anything you write

    • Eolone

      GWB began to withdraw troops from Iraq in Dec. 2007 and had signed the Status of Forces Agreement. Maliki refused to extend US presence under Obama after 2011. Maliki wanted to go after his political enemies with a free hand. In 2007, ISIS was severely beaten, but not out in Dec. 2007 (Called the Islamic State of Iraq, at the end of 2006). It was able to regroup because of the actions of Bush and Maliki.

      • laker48

        Trump’s next step may be the bombing of North Korean nuclear and other military industrial complex facilities within the next few weeks. He seems to be quite determined about this and the Syrian bombing might have been a “dress rehearsal” before the North Korean action.

      • Murf

        Bush began withdrawing troops as a part of the success of the surge. Troop levels were never meant to remain high. Nor were they needed as Iraqi troops had taken over most of the combat missions.
        However there was never any intention of removing all of them.
        The pre war plan that I saw in 03 called for as much as a Division be stationed there encase Iran or Syria got a case of the grabby hands.
        You are correct no agreement could be reached on the Status of Forces Agreement.
        Maliki wanted the US out and tried to arrest the Sunni PM with 24 hrs of our departure.
        Obama could have been more insistent but we had agreed to leave when asked and getting out of Iraq was a Campaign promise. A short sighted one as it turned out.
        Bush can be blamed for many thing but that is not one of them.
        Maliki gets full credit.

        • Mr. Jackson

          Please tell us more about the RipOff by MIC !!

          • Murf

            What would like to know?
            But let me ask you something; what about Saddam were you ok with?

          • Mr. Jackson

            Washington is No1 hypocrite in the World. U.S. and Israel would NEVER let the Iraq recover and rebuild. Today they placed ISSI in tomorrow would be something else. When Saddam was using poison in war with Iran, US gave him the Sarin to use in the war and loved it. But he got invaded when he wanted to sell oil for Euro and would not accept Rothschild Central Bank. So did Qaddafi. And now the mark is on Assad. They want Qatar gas pipe to take gas to Europe, to push back Russia back even more. Not because Assad is a bad guy but because he refuses to fold before the Psychopaths who run West in the background using immoral pawns placed in the Western Governments.

            Screaming, raped boys, chained to the master’s beds in Afghanistan … what do you like about that? How is that OK for U.S. Generals? It is OK because (surprise …surprise) it’s a local custom. NO! REALLY? But if the Afghanistan wasn’t producing all the poppy it does so DOD can shuttle steady supply to the West, this would be “reason” for invasion. I can hear presstitutes in the West screaming RAPE… “how dare they torture kids” bomb invade! But not now! Now the business is perfect so “fukk the Afghani boys who don’t like that they are getting it up the ass” …? Tough luck? Screaming, raped boys, chained to the master’s beds in Afghanistan is, as you can see, OK for U.S. So this is never about the moral. It’s about interest.

            Don’t you get it? U.S. is used and abused by the same internationalist, banko-mafia that used and abused USSR – Soviet soldiers died fulfilling their internationalist duties so did the boys in Iraq. Manufacture pretext to wage wars using False Flags operations flies in face of the U.S. gullible public. You say Saddam was bad? Sure, he was a brute but so Kign of Saudi Arabia. Think! What do you like about head-chopping, women torturing and public execution loving Saudi Arabia Are you OK with? But why is US not invading? Because Saudi Arabia sells oil in dollars and is not threatening to abandon dollar. And why is the U.S. arming them to slaughter and murder thousands of Yemeni? Because US see interest in that and does not give a flying fukk about moral. U.S. has no moral code, just like Ashkenazim. Would sell its own father and mother for a dollar. Defending Petro Dollar is why U.S. is in Middle East. Learn already.

          • Murf

            Amusing, but what was your opinion of Saddam?
            None of your deflections matter.
            Just answer the question?
            What about Saddam were you ok with?

          • Mr. Jackson

            In prototypical Neocon-style, the Americans have completely painted themselves into a corner. They have made SO MANY frankly stupid and inaccurate statements about Syria and Assad that they simply cannot backtrack any more.

            Just like there is exactly ZERO chance that the Americans will ever accept an independent and honest investigation into what really happened during the latest chemical incident (I don’t call it an “attack” because I am not even sure that there was an attack). This is like 9/11 – there is NO WAY the US Nomenklatura will EVER allow an independent investigation into that event either. They are fully committed. They cannot go back now.

            I often get the feeling that the Americans, knowing full well how wrong they are, often deliberately paint themselves into a corner just to be in a way “protected from reality” by being stuck; in a way, that makes them almost immune to fact-based and logical arguments.

            Whatever may be the case, Russia and the USA will not work together in Syria. And that means that the entire idea of the USA defeating Daesh is dead in the water forever.

            Russia and Iran might help the Syrians push Daesh out of most of Syria, but even that will not ‘defeat’ Daesh in a meaningful way. Furthermore, I have come to the conclusion that Israel has played a key role in the coup against Trump and that Israel will now do everything in its power to keep Daesh fighting for as long as possible (more about that in my next analysis next week).

            Daesh could most definitely be crushed by a joint US-Russian effort. Now, thanks to Trump Daesh, has a brand new lease on life. Well done, Donald!

          • Murf

            Not going to answer the question are you?
            It’s to be expected.
            You never do

          • Murf

            What would you like to know?
            The US was able to do six weeks what Russia has not in three years in Ukraine.
            Pretty straight forward.

        • Mr. Jackson

          Did you read “Dereliction of Duty”? Now I hear McMaster is the one who is molding the reports to Potus to persuade gullible Trump into a big war in Syria.

          During the Cold War both sides were ruled by rational men. Not necessarily kind men, but fundamentally rational men. It was self-evident for everybody involved that you could never, ever, take the risk of a real nuclear war breaking out. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that the Soviets never had any intention of invading western Europe.

          But IF they had done so, there is also no doubt in my mind that the USA would never have escalated to the level of strategic nuclear weapons.

          I have known plenty of senior US officers, ranging Navy intelligence officers, to senior analysts of the Office of Net Assessment, to officers who worked on the YF-22/23 program to one member of the Joint Chiefs.

          They all agreed that going to nuclear war was simply something which no US President would ever do. One of them put it simply “we are not going to trade Boston for Munich”. They were all patriots, but they knew crazy when they saw it and war between the USA and the USSR is a crazy, civilization ending, idea.

          • Murf

            So why is the US and Russia going to go to nuclear war?
            Over a missile strike on Syria in which no Russians were killed?
            Why don’t you keep things in perspective.
            Putin didn’t even retaliate against Turkey for an outright act of war.

          • laker48

            Fuhrer Shorty and, now, the Sh*tless is a stinky coward, as most bullies are. He will likely limit himself to barking with the tail between his legs. :)

          • Murf

            All Obama had to do was enforce his Red Line in Syria and Putin would have stayed in his box.
            Oh well.

  • Mr. Jackson

    If you want to know the real purpose of “intelligence” agencies like the CIA and KGB, it isn’t like the propaganda portrayed in James Bond movies. It’s about psyops and psychological warfare. Just listen to this 1985 G. Edward Griffin interview with former KGB Yuri Bezmenov on the 4 steps those in power use to socially engineer entire generations into obediently believing what their governments want them to believe about the nature of what’s really going on here. https://youtu.be/YlmEp3s6lwg

    • zorbatheturk

      Bogov you FSB reject.

      • Andrew Chmile

        yeah …. a scumbag mentally ill ***SERBIAN*** … a wanna-be Ruski troll …. His ***SERBIAN*** mission in life is to suck Ruski diks.

        He TRULY worships them! — SERIOUSLY!!! It’s very bizarre!

        • Alex George

          Nice try, Andrew. He is a Putin troll like you.

    • MichaelA

      You are just jealous because you know how hopeless the FSB is. Russia is weak

  • Mr. Jackson

    Russian Defence Ministry comments on statements of the Pentagon representatives concerning the high effectiveness of their missile strike on the Syrian Shayrat Air Base, which destroyed 20% of the Syrian Air Force:

    The figures concerning the allegedly high effectiveness of the massive missile strike on the Shayrat Air Base pronounced by the Pentagon have been made for the American public, not for professionals.

  • Mr. Jackson

    Ukraine is Russian territory not a country. Trolls, there is zero chance that President Bashar Assad authorized the use of chemical weapons in Syria considering he had no motive to do so as he is on the verge of defeating jihadists across the country, said US State Senator from Virginia Richard Black!~~!

    • MichaelA

      Assad is also weak like Russia

      • Mr. Jackson

        What you are now blabbing about – we know you Ashkenazim cannot tell any truth. Go walk, catch some fresh air, old man!

      • Mr. Jackson

        What you are now blabbing about?
        Go walk, catch some fresh air, old man!

      • Mr. Jackson

        Nope, you are projecting. You are weak, just like Ukraine.

  • zorbatheturk

    Normally an article on this site gets maybe 10 comments, often less, max 30. 300 plus means one thing: Savushkina Trolls At Work. Putinoids Promulgating Piffle.

    • laker48

      Trump has boxed China, North Korea and RuSSia into a corner, and is now pounding them full force with both hands. Fuhrer Shorty the Shirtless has turned into Shorty the Sh*tless. :)

      • zorbatheturk

        I read 3 carrier groups are moving toward Korean waters. Smells like something is about to happen.

        • laker48

          What has been explicitly said by the Trump administration is that the US Army & Navy will not take any military action against North Korea until the May 9 general elections in South Korea. Trump keeps calling all bluffs.

          The carrier groups you’ve mentioned may be deployed in order to carry out attacks on North Korean military facilities within the next several weeks. My take on this issue is that the US Navy bombers will eventually attack all military targets in North Korea within the next few months.

          • zorbatheturk

            It will be big if it happens. Unusual for 3 carrier groups to deploy unless something is planned. Trump and the generals may already have made a decision to strike. Hope they don’t tell Putin and every other clown about it first though.

          • laker48

            Fuhrer Shorty the Sh*tless knows this rule of Chekhov: “If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”
            Trump has ruined his pathetic drama.

          • zorbatheturk

            This activity smells like more than a bluff. The US has had enough of the Kimchee Kid.

          • laker48

            It’s what I’ve tried to convey. Trump is not bluffing.

      • slavko

        Diarrhea is taking it’s toll on Poopoo Pooteen