US to Seek Revenge for Russian Success in Syria?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Russia's intervention in Syria two years ago at the request of its government turned the tide of battle - eating Washington's lunch, defeating its imperial aim to transform the country into another US vassal state.
Moscow respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations. America wants its will imposed on them, war its favored strategy against independent countries like Syria.
Government and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, continue combating ISIS and other US-supported terrorists successfully.
On Wednesday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said a surgical missile strike killed five al-Nusra field commanders south of Idlib city, along with weapons and munitions at their command center - including their leader, Abu Sulman al-Saudi, chief of the terrorist group's Idlib province southern sector.
They were responsible for launching an attack on Russian police officers in Idlib, foiled by Russian airpower. Nearly three dozen other al-Nusra terrorists were killed in the missile strike.
Separately, Syrian and allied forces routed US-supported terrorists near Israel's border in the Damascus and Quientra governorates.
Advances in other areas continue against terrorist fighters, including in vitally important Deir Ezzor province. Will Washington seek revenge against Russia for defeating its imperial aims in Syria?
International Security Problems Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences analyst Alexie Fenenko thinks so, saying:
"We should get prepared for the US revenge, which will be very serious. Measures should be taken right now. The Americans consider in earnest the destabilization of Central Asia."
"They view Tajikistan as the most vulnerable. (T)here are ongoing talks about activation of the Pamir issue that has been sleeping since the Moscow treaty of 1997. Destabilization of Uzbekistan, and probably even Turkmenistan, are viewed in the similar context."
Washington might try destabilizing other post-Soviet republics and "drive a wedge" in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CTSO) - comprised of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Disruptive actions and other dirty tricks reflect how America operates, its hostility toward Russia sure to continue, likely intensify, including more illegal sanctions and perhaps attempts to deploy terrorist foot soldiers to its heartland.
Fenenko is right. Moscow must be prepared for whatever US dark forces have in mind, including plans to respond appropriately.
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