Pushing America Out of the Way
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on cprworldwidemedia.net
“There is no other way to settle the Syrian conflict other than by strengthening the existing legitimate government agencies, support them in their fight against terrorism.”
- Vladimir Putin speaking to the media prior to his September 28th private meeting with Obama
Vladimir Putin is on a roll...in just a few short months he has created a so-called 'forward' base of operations...a front-line base for all tactical undertakings in Syria...including what will be an expanded permanent base at Latakia, which will help secure Russia's naval base at Tartus, as well as being close to Israel's northern border (perhaps to come to Israel's aid if need be). And Putin has fortified said Latakia base with tanks, built housing for hundreds if NOT thousands of troops, and most importantly dozens of combat aircraft and helicopters have been deployed from that location. Now add in that the Russian navy has launched cruise missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea, and Iranian Quds forces are under Russian command on the ground, all while the Russian air force continues to bomb the hell out of ISIS...that is ISIS in the guise of the Free Syrian Army and other so called 'moderate rebels' who are anything but.
And why...because Putin is dedicated to and focused on rebuilding the Russian Empire and he will NOT let Syria nor Obama stand in his way. And now he is showing the world just how Russia flexes its muscle with his ground zero of sorts being Syria. And Putin's show of force is going beyond just bombing runs against the ISIS affiliated rebels, as Moscow recently announced that naval exercises will begin in the eastern Mediterranean sometime later this fall...exercises that will include the guided missile cruiser Moskva...Russia's Black Sea fleet's flagship...as well as smaller escort vessels and large amphibious assault and landing ships.
“Without that carrier, there will be a detriment to our capability there,” said current Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson. And while the USS Harry S. Truman is supposed to replace the Roosevelt, that will NOT happen for at least two months...if it happens at all...for if truth be told within two months time or less Vladimir Putin will be in control of Syria and moving outward from there...and Obama knows this and apparently just does NOT care.
And know that Obama just does NOT care that the base at Latakia will afford Putin's pilots the ability to fly combat air sorties, do intel surveillance and reconnaissance missions, as well as launch drones across the entirety of the Middle East, including into Iraq. And it's Iraqi leaders who are currently meeting with Russian leaders to work out a deal for them to help Russia fight ISIS in their country. So much for all the American lives lost, blood spilled, and treasure spent on Obama's watch after our troops, under George W. Bush, had freed that country from the brutal Saddam Hussein regime.
Wanting Russia to NOT only become a key player in the region but to become the world's number one superpower, Putin is directly countering Obama's version of democracy...a version of democracy that is anything but...and if Putin is successful in Syria and moves forward into the Middle East, know that he will NOT stop there as true empire building...as true superpower supremacy...requires that Putin have domination NOT just over the Middle East, but domination over Europe to some degree as well.
And Vladimir Putin will stop at NOTHING to get his so-wanted strategic naval bases in Cyprus and Montenegro to first, help Russia attain its long sort after naval and air power presence in Europe and second, this would ensure that Russia can send forces into the eastern Mediterranean, which NATO has dominated since the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991. And Putin knows that he has to neutralize, so to speak, NATO's military capabilities, coupled with the fact that he must bring the former Soviet Baltic satellite countries...now independent Baltic states who remain NATO's weakest and most vulnerable members...back into the embrace and good graces of 'Mother Russia.'
And now thanks to Obama's many weaknesses as America's leader, Putin has a window of opportunity to do just that for remember when back in March 2014, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared on 'Face the Nation' and said Obama had been "naive" about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions all along, and that Obama abandoned our missile defense system in Poland as, “a gift to Russia" after he, Romney, had said that "Russia is our number one geopolitical foe." Well, NOT only was Romney right about Obama playing footsie with one of America's enemies, but his words have come back to haunt ten-fold and in a very dangerous way.
In a very dangerous way indeed for while Obama has now basically given carte-blanche to Iran becoming a nuclear power, he continues to draw down America's nuclear arsenal all while Russia, an ally of Iran, has NOT only maintained their arsenal, but has modernized their nuclear warheads, modernized their nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile delivery system, modernized their large fleet of long-range strike aircraft, and upgraded their already highly 'sophisticated' nuclear-armed submarines. Remember, that with the current Russian defense industry basically being rebuilt from the ruins of the old Soviet Empire, one might as well rebuild with all the newest 'bells and whistles'...and Putin is doing just that.
And let's NOT forget that America's most dubious ally...Turkey...is now thrown into the mix as well for while Turkey is in a love/hate relationship with Russia and sides with Obama against al-Assad and his government...remember that Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is himself an islamist of sorts and therefore logic dictates his siding with the ISIS-supported anything but moderate rebels...meaning that any Turkish military action against al-Assad's forces done in conjunction with or showing support for the U.S will have to be done with full NATO support...as per Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty*...as any Turkish involvement will be seen as confronting Russia, the very country they depend on for their energy needs. And despite a somewhat thriving economy, Turkey has NO significant natural gas or oil deposits, nor does it have nuclear power stations of its own, meaning Turkey is bound to Russia and to Putin, and Putin has used natural gas and oil supplies as leverage to 'punish' countries who cross him in any way...with a case in point being Ukraine. And with Turkey being geographically situated between Syria and Russia, to cross Russia would NOT be in Turkey's best national interest.
So much for Turkey helping the rebels or Obama...another feather in the cap for the 'Russian Bear.'
And we can point to Syria itself as our own ground zero of sorts for a muslim invasion, as the Obama administration is making plans to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees... refugees from a country which is a known breeding ground for Hezbollah militants and al-Qaeda, ISIS, and al-Nusra terrorists...into this country during this fiscal year which began on October 1st...up from the fewer than 2,000 or so admitted this past fiscal year. And the administration claims...with a straight face I might add...that those admitted will be subject to intense background and medical checks that can take as long as two years to complete and that they must apply through the United Nations. I cannot stop laughing at that one as we all know the U.N. is NO fan of America.
Saying that these refugees will be screened by the National Counter Terrorism Center, by the F.B.I.'s Terrorist Screening Center, and through databases maintained by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the intelligence community, is quite simply an out-and-out lie, because during a recent congressional hearing, Matthew Emrich, Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), admitted that they have NO way whatsoever of vetting these newest refugees because the Syrian government does NOT have an intelligence database to run checks against.
And Syria is just one country out of many who are sitting back waiting for their brethren in blood, Barack HUSSEIN Obama, courtesy of his trusty pen and his phone, to let them do 'here' what they are doing 'over there'...and it now seems that Vladamir Putin and his quest for power will NOT only push Obama and sadly America out of the way, but he will be the only thing that stands in ISIS's way. And I NEVER thought I'd say this, but I'm rooting for the 'Russian Bear' and shhh...I believe Israel is too.
* Article 5 is the basis of a fundamental principle of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It provides that if a NATO ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members, and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked. This is the principle of collective defence. http://www.nato.int/terrorism/five.htm
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