Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Success in Syria Gives Putin The Advantage In Obama's Proxy War In Syria

This time last year, the Syrian military was in trouble, with thousands of ISIS insurrectionists advancing into areas of the country considered government strongholds. The rebel offensive was aided by powerful tank-destroying missiles supplied by the USA's Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia.

Intelligence briefings published in press releases to mainstream media in the USA and Europe condidently predicted (not for the first time since 2011) that Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, was facing defeat and was on the brink of fleeing the country.

Then Russia's Vladimir Putyin decided to take a hand. Aircrews and technical support staff arrived from Russia, the American's were warned not to get in the way, and Russia started to batter American-backed rebel forces with an air campaign that has forced them to retreat all the way to Libya (another country that benefitted from US intervention by being turned from Africa's most advanced and prosperous nation to a chaotic failed state, its infrastructure reduced to rubble by American, French and British bombs. 

Now the rebels (Obama's 'moderate' extremists) are clinging to a few besieged neighborhoods in the divided city of Aleppo and say their shipments of CIA-provided antitank missiles are drying up.

For the first time since Afghanistan in the 1980s, the Russian military for the past year has been in direct combat with rebel forces trained and supplied by the C.I.A. The American-supplied Afghan fighters prevailed during that Cold War conflict. But this time the outcome has been different, primarily because Afghan tribesmen are in a different league as opponents. Their land has not been conquered since Alexander The Great withdrew. 

Russia has won the proxy war, at least for now,” said Michael Kofman, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

Russia’s success in Syria, after American efforts proved ineffectual for over a year, have given Moscow new leverage in decisions about the future of the Middle East.  And since
the US was exposed as having armed and facilitated Islamic extremism in collusion with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Washington's position has been growing weaker. Ma
ny European Union members, including Germany, Britain and France are seeking to rebuild relations with Moscow after supporting the economic sanctions Obama demanded in retaliation for Putin's humanitarian acts in Ukraine which prevented a genocide of ethnic Russians.

The Obama administration is now once again talking with President Vladimir V. Putin’s government, planning to share intelligence and coordinate airstrikes against the Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria. Putin has met his goals in Syria without becoming caught in a quagmire that some, including President Obama, predicted he would.

Some military experts in the west point out that Mr. Putin has saddled Russia with the burden of propping up a Syrian regime that could not deal with the rebels on its own. In response to that we must remind ourselves that the rebels were from the start backed by the USA and its allies in a bid to overthrow Assad, just as the rebellion in Ukraine that overthrew a democratically elected government that was not sympathetic to Washington's geopolitical agenda were backed by the CIA whose operatives engineered the coup for them.

The Russian campaign in Syria began in September 2015, after a months long offensive by C.I.A.-backed rebel groups won new territory in Idlib, Hama and Latakia Provinces in northern Syria. One problem for Washington: Those groups sometimes fought alongside soldiers of the Nusra Front, which until recently was officially affiliated with Al Qaeda. The people in Washington were aware of this, Obama and the Muslim sympathisers in his administration never had any intention of crushing the anti - assad extremists, deposing Assad and thus doing Saudi Abria and Obama's other Wahabbi and Salafist (fundamentalist) allies a  favour was always the priority.

The ISIS offensive prompted concerns in Moscow and Iran that Assad’s government, long supported by the Russians, might be in trouble.

Some of the rebel groups boasted at the time that TOW antitank missiles provided by American and Saudi governments were a key to their success. For several years, the C.I.A. has joined with the spy services of several Arab nations to arm and train the rebels at bases in Jordan and Qatar, with the Saudis bankrolling much of the operation. A C.I.A. spokesman declined to comment about any American assistance to Syrian rebels, somewhat futile in view of a notorious leaker of classified material whose name is Snowden.


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Nobel economist Says Euro was flawed from start and destined to collapse'

In a book to be published next week, ‘The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe,' (an extract of which has been published by The Guardian,  Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stilgitz writes the European Single Currency System (The Euro) was flawed at birth and is destined to collapse unless huge changes are made to the common currency system.

"The euro is often described as a bad marriage. A bad marriage involves two people who never should have been joined together making vows that are supposedly indissoluble. The euro is more complicated: it is a union of 19 markedly different countries tying themselves together," said an extract from the book published by the Guardian.

A professor of economics at Columbia University, and former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, Stiglitz observed that the euro had neither delivered prosperity to European Union member states, nor had it smoothed the path to political integration of those members into a single political entity, the two principal goals of they system's architects. As a result, European nations are now starting to divide into cultural blocs and view each other with suspecion. German Dominance Of Europe Through A European Bureaucracy Germany, the only member which had benefited from the Euro
, until Changellor Angela Merkel's 'open doors' immigration policy allowed unskilled, illiterate third world peasants to flood into the country, is now looking politically isolated in the organisation it once presumed to dominate.

According to the Stilgitz a single currency designed to hold together a region with enormous economic and political diversity is almost incapable of working. Excuse us for blowing our own trumpet but this is what our own finance expert, Phil T. Looker, has been saying for a decade. If nations do not control their own money then they cannot take steps to deal with changing economic conditions according to the economic strengths and weaknesses of their nation.

Stilgitz also criticized the Eurozone leaders claiming they had no proper understanding of what a monetary union meant. The structure of the Eurozone,its rules and regulations, was not designed to promote growth, employment and stability but to advance the single European supertate agenda and globalism.

The critique of Eurozone economics continues,  "The mark of a well-functioning economy is rapid growth, the benefits of which are shared widely, with low unemployment. What has occurred in Europe is the opposite. .. A small country in Europe could, for instance, be in a recession when the rest of Europe is doing well."

Or as we have witnessed since the Euro was launched in 2001, a large and economically powerful country with a solid economy (Germany) could be doing well while other large but less economically stable nations such as France and Italy struggle and small nations with weak economies (Greece, Portugal,) face ever deepening economivc chaos.

According to Stiglitz large parts of the Eurozone now face a 'lost decade,' and even Europe's so-called successes have become colossal failures. He gives the example of Spain where official statistics show unemployment has fallen from 26 percent in 2013, to 20 percent at the beginning of 2016 - but nearly one out of every two people are unemployed. This is possible because European Union rules on measuring unemployed statistics dictate that people who have been out of work for two years are excluded from the statistics.

The economist suggested the best way forward for the euro area is a ‘flexible euro,’ where each member country adopts its own version of the currency. They could of course simply revert to the curriencies they had before monetary union.

Scrapping the idea of monetary integration could help the weak  southern European countries export more and import less, helping to achieve a trade balance and full employment, writes Stiglitz.

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