This article was first published by the Duran
Three years ago someone’s video parody of a “Russian guy’s reaction” to a meteor falling over Chelyabinsk went viral. “Russia Today” even included it into its reportage of how the Russian dashcam videos become internet sensations [2:24].
This 10 sec video had done more to project the toughness of Russians than all the fireworks of Vitaly Churkin’s diplomatic rhetoric. Hands down, Churkin is brilliant and his speeches should be included into high school curriculum, however, due to peculiarities of the Western supranational media, his oratorical talent remains largely unrecognized by a wider audience. Yet, everyone remembers a video of a guy in a knitted cap, who just lowered a sun visor driving directly onto a collision path with a rapidly approaching celestial body.
Readers and commentators of The Saker blog often express their frustration with the “lack of immediate” response to the Western provocations from the Russian government and society . “Why don’t Russia’s government respond by hitting them back hard and in kind?” ask out readers. Whereat we, Russians, consider this to be our national character trait. Rather than jumping nervously every time the West says “Boo!” we keep steadfastly and resolutely moving forward despite of adversities.
There is also a well calculated geopolitical dimension to this “wait and observe” stance chosen by the Russia’s government every time Washington comes up with a newly staged provocation. Which is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, if I am not mistaken. “Washington” here is being a working term to include Pentagon, CIA and also a slew of companies like:
Valbin Corporation – Bethesda, MD
CACI International Inc – Suitland, MD
Leidos – Vienna, VA
Varen Technologies – Fort Meade, MD
Sagent Partners – Linthicum, MD
Webhead – Augusta, GA
Chenega Corporation – Anchorage, AK
Pluribus International – Fort Meade, MD
Assured Information Security, Inc – Fort Meade, MD
AECOM – Chantilly, VA
ProObject – Annapolis Junction, MD
Delex – Suitland, MD
Bluehawk, LLC – Washington, DC
Mission Essential – Reston, VA
Razor Technology LLC – Washington, DC
Engility Corporation — Fort Meade, MD
Goldbelt Inc – Herndon, VA
CWU, Inc. – Hunter Army Airfield, GA
Belay Technologies, Inc — Annapolis Junction, MD
Applied Technology Group – Annapolis Junction, MD
Booz Allen Hamilton – McLean, VA
Pluribus International – Fort Meade, MD
Advantage SCI – United States
This is just a short snippet of a long list of willing participants in a division of a US military budget pie, which is now turned into a thriving and mushrooming industry of private constructors specializing in recognizance, intelligence gathering, intelligence analysis of SIGINT & FININT in support of operations CONUS or OCONUS.
We, of course, are mostly interested in “operations” that are being conducted OCONUS, which is outside of the continental US, also known as the rest of the world. In case you are wondering about the location of your country in relation to the US intelligence community. Take the US military, plus the entirety of NATO, some crafty old spy masters from Britain, France, and Germany, add to it hundreds of private and public enterprises, and you will understand where the plethora of false flag attacks, provocations, terror acts, civilian sabotage on the media, sports, kidnapping of Russian citizens and other violations of the human rights of Russians are coming from.
In the last two weeks of October we watched a Ukrainian civil airline dispatcher threaten to take down a civil aircraft from Belarus. Russia got pushed out of the UN Human Rights Council, after the generally proven-to-be-fake campaign of the White Helmets, which are another of these private intelligence companies financed by NATO members.
We also were presented with the gruesome murder of one of the originators of so called “Russian Spring” in Ukraine, known to the Western audience as “Motorola.” Keeping in mind, of course, that the “Russian Spring” starting with the Bolotnaya Square protests, just like its predecessor the “Arab Spring,” was engineered by Western intelligence and military complexes. Let’s give credit where credit is due.
All of these provocations, from big to small, from violent to ridiculous, all of them have one common goal, to draw the reaction of the Russian government, to take its precious time, resources, and to disrupt its work.
Here comes the catch: the more willing participants are being involved in designing and staging this torrid stream of provocations against Russia, the less professional, less coordinated, and less convincing they are becoming. It’s exactly like with the famed musical “Cats” which was perfectly choreographed on Broadway, but watching it on a community theater stage would hurt your eyes in shame for the production crew and actors.
By the fall of 2016, the saturation of provocative actions against Russia has reached it’s critical stage. In other words, we had ceased reacting emotionally to them and have started analyzing them rationally.
This explains the Russian government’s reaction to the multitude of recent provocative actions. A reaction that can be generally described as “muted,” “low-key,” “hushed,” and at least in one instance “absent.”
Knowing who or what is behind a provocation should warrant a type of response, if any.
Let’s say, the Justice Department backtracks it’s perfidious demands for billions of dollars in fines arbitrarily imposed on Deutsche Bank, only after Germany agrees to deploy its troops and tanks to the Russian border. Understandably, their move puts an adult population of Russian into a sentimental mood summarized in “let’s finish the job our grandfather died doing.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry issues a warming statement, and the Defense Ministry moves a few troops closer to the Western border, mirroring NATO moves. The Pentagon and CIA issue memos to the all Western media outlets stating the “Russian aggression.” The Western press copies these memos verbatim and propagates them in every nook and cranny of the “free” world.
After that, the Russian Defense Ministry releases information on successful testing of a new “Sarmat” missile with some of its technical characteristics. Youtube hosts several videos with detailed explanations of how it takes only two Sarmats to destroy the East and West coasts of the US. They also specifically explain why Sarmat is invincible to the Western anti-missile systems. If you wonder how we got to this point, see the aforementioned information.
Everyone, privy to the latest Russian military upgrades, which includes every YouTube viewer, can see the Russian government response to the attacks of the US banking system and Wall Street and the DOJ.
We are witnessing a situation when hundreds of companies employing well over a million people who are trying to make themselves relevant in a crowded industry of war making, by producing torrents of “events” around the globe. They are the Americans with “gas cans” setting fires around the globe, according to the memorable comparison made by Rostislav Ishchenko in his April 2015 article “What does Putin want?”
He wrote: “One can only guess who will be more effective – the Americans with their gas can or the Russians with their fire extinguisher?”
Fire, however, dies quickly in the absence of oxygen. Most of the anti-Russian actions go unnoticed and just turn into white noise, but some manage to stand out in the news for a day or longer. In essence, they all vie for the Russian government attention. Maybe that gets them a yearend bonus and an annual contract renewal?
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Well, depending on what happens Tuesday, we will see either a reduction (after jan. 2017) or a large increase in the provocations.
Depending on who wins,as you say. If its Clinton,her neo-con supporters already are embedded throughout the regime. They won’t need to wait for provocations. Maybe for the “big” one. But I suspect there will be a plethora of small ones ready to go already, just waiting for after tomorrow to get the go ahead order.
‘We Don’t Need US Air Support’ in Mosul – Iraqi Militia Commander
“Iraq’s state-sponsored People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, do not need the United States to conduct airstrikes on Daesh targets during the operation aimed at freeing Mosul, Ahmet Arslan, a Turkmen commander with the PMF, told Sputnik.
“We do not want the United States meddling in Iraq. We told Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as much. Al-Hashd al-Sha’abi does not need America’s aerial support in the operation to free Mosul from Daesh, which the US created,” he said.”
Last night on CBS’s “60 Minutes” was a rather extensive piece shot live from somewhere close to Mosul (supposedly right in the middle of fighting) in which an Iraqi commander made a statement in answer to the pretty reporter’s question. She tried to get him to say that the U.S. air support was critically necessary, that they couldn’t take Mosul without the U.S. He only said that U.S, support was very helpful — refused to do the “repeat after me,” we can’t do it without you. Interesting.
Haider al-Abadi, is a hand-picked US puppet, and will damn well do as he is told .
Compradors know their limitations.
Haider al-Abadi is well aware that the US -working on the behalf of Israel – is actively working to dismember Iraq, yet he obediently facilitates them.
The US empire is becoming a regional power:
“US allies are “concerned” that Washington, for example, could fail to enforce territorial claims to islands in the East and South China Seas against China, just like it failed to enforce Ukraine’s claims on the Crimea against Russia. Experts note that even Japan, one of the US’ staunchest allies, no longer exclusively relies on Washington, but has opened up to Russia to strengthen its position in disputes with China over the islands. Similarly, South Korea is seeking Moscow’s support in its disputes with North Korea.”
“Going after Russia, the world’s 9th largest economy, may represent the kind of overreach in economic coercion that the Iraq war demonstrated in the military arena. Expect some acceleration of efforts by an “alliance of the threatened” to develop circumvention options (bank and payment systems, reserve currencies) to insulate themselves from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. This will have implications for the Middle East and far beyond.”
Congratulations on being published on The Duran! And great article, Scott. Lots of thought-provoking substance. Also, the ‘Russian guy in a knit cap’ sketch is hilarious. I hadn’t seen it before.
ThanksScott. RT tonight is reporting Turkey and usa saying they will make ZRaquaa into a joint governance on Syrian soil….which of course is against Syrian wishes etc….??
So is this also an aspect of this an invitation to Russia to say hey pal what the **** you gonna do about this now? Turkey is still the slipperysnake in the grass from NATO?
That is my great worry as well. I think its as plain as the nose on Kerry’s face as to what the US plan is. They will exactly what I said Russia should have done in Ukraine. If/when Raqqa falls to their side they can set up almost the entire East of Syria as an “opposition state. They and their Western stooges recognize that as the real “government” of Syria. Do like they did with China/Taiwan,get the UN to vote that government as the “official” government. And the Assad government as illegal.That will force a partition and continuous war in Syria. Then all the other “moderate rebel” areas can pledge loyalty to the “new government”. That will leave Russia with the choice of either directly fighting NATO or the step by step loss of Syria to the “new government” backed by the UN and NATO.I was clear (to me at least) that was their plan when I heard about the plans to take Raqqa.Why anyone thinks the US “ever” makes deals is beyond me.They never make a deal that they don’t benefit from. At least a deal they intent to stick to.Its time to stop playing their game. Get in there and finish winning Aleppo,stop the playing around with “humanitarian issues”.And then move on Raqqa. Don’t stand with our hands in our pockets,while the US completes their plan.Once they set up an opposing “government” for Syria its game over, Its either partition, defeat,or WWIII after that.
Oh ye gods ub1…..hmmm this abrevation sounds a bit similar to obewan oh wise one????
Exactly parallel to what Scott is summarizing: the”stars” are signifying the load of sh…t the US is ejecting 24/7.
“You can see: the “what is it”? = Ascendant is in Aries and the ruler of the Ascencdant is – ruled by Aries – Mars in the 1. house ( 1. house ~ 1. sign = Aries) hence three times Mars.
In other words: in an universum consisting on the partnership of pairs of opposites DC’s fate for the current seven years is, to be driven, to provoke “the sh…t out of” the opposite – partner, and, as mentioned earlier, Aries/Mars is the fact of blind start of action for the better or the worse.” …
In case you didn’t read this one yet, maybe try it, it’s mundane astrology, dealing with the unconscious background of the current seven years of the US:
You asked me to comment on your article on last cafe (2016/11/04) re north – south and ‘down under’.
Interesting observations. Yep the sun rises on the right and travels left (when facing the equator).
My biggest irritant is when authors living in northern hemisphere refer an event happening in ‘late summer’ or ‘fall’. I have to calculated when they mean.
Another peeve is the differing date formats – we use the day/month/year – simple and easy to understand.
“There is also a well calculated geopolitical dimension to this “wait and observe” stance chosen by the Russia’s government every time Washington comes up with a newly staged provocation.”
Yes, but with the issue of Motorola´s assassination, they, in any way, have adopted the mod “wait and observe”. Mr. Putin´s special advisor to the Minsk agreements, Mr Surkov, immediately stated that the government of the Russian Federation will be supporting his widow and his children. Previously, following the assassination, there were the official statements of the high authorities of the DPR considering him a “Hero of the DPR” as was possible to test in his State Funeral, with the participation of his 5 years old son carrying the condecoration star.
All these things could have never happened if he had been what you come here again to accusse him.
Despite having inserted your, again, incredible accussation between all this article denouncing the CIA methods and private contractors working for them, which you seem to know so well, and despite this article having been published by The Duran too, which for me is a guarantee of nothing, I find it as shamefull as the last intend.
“Churkin: Kiev lacks the humanity and courage to apologize to Donbass”
“Good bye, my commander Motorola”
“The Knight of the Cheerful Countenance”
“Kiev card or why Yarosh confessed to unleashing the war in the Donbass”
“On the Preparations for the War”
From where could have surged these rumors/ acussations, Gennady Moskal, the Gauleiter of the occupied part of the LPR, as you can see in this article by Colonel Cassad, translated by Slavyangrad. Also, you can see, as I ventured the other day, how it appears also the figure of Rinat Akhmetov, the oligarch.
“In Everything, Blame The “Regionals”
Then, you take your own conclusion about all this issue.
“By the fall of 2016, the saturation of provocative actions against Russia has reached it’s critical stage. In other words, we had ceased reacting emotionally to them and have started analyzing them rationally.”
For more you keep repeating “we” and speaking as if you were the voice and heart of the Russian people and, of its representatives in the Kremlin, as you usually do, with me, at least, it does not wash.
Since the time you accused María Zakahrova of being part of the 5th column in Russia, and never retracted for it, I am sure with whom you really are as I am sure they are aware in the Kremlin itself.
I always enjoy these insights, which answers the repeated questions about Russia.
I must put my hand up as I am always asking these questions.
As the tactics are never clear, but I suppose that is the point.
A couple of notes:
One, Scott, like many commentators, misrepresents and over-simplifies the “Arab Spring”. It was, in the beginning, an honest and popular uprising against governments like Tunisia and Egypt which blocked off any real chance of change. I consider it highly unlikely that the CIA overthrew a long-time American puppet like Mubarik in order to deliberately place the Muslim Brotherhood into power in Egypt. Such a mis-characterisation does a great injustice to the protesters in Bahrain who’ve died, been wounded or spent time in jail. On the other hand, if we are speaking of Syria, then I’d say Scott was just about spot on like he often is.
Another to keep in mind when eyeing American politics is that there is another booming industry in providing ‘tools’ to domestic police and there’s a probably even bigger market for domestic American corporations.
Activists often speak of COINTELPRO, but I get the sense that they misunderstand the extend to which this has also been privatised and outsourced and that now-a-days corporate American has access to the same tools in the hands of ex-FBI and ex-CIA agents now offering their services as ‘consultants’.
I think if you look very closely at the response to events like Occupy Wall Street and the original police murders like Michael Brown, you’ll find this sort of dispersed response. The media plays their role in damping down the public response to such events. But one also gets the impression there is a much quieter approach of people working undercover and misrepresenting themselves on the internet to push an agenda in response to such crisis. An example to me is the way the topic of Police Murders was a public issue with broad support of people of all backgrounds being upset and worried by a police force that has become both more bullying and more unaccountable. This response was converted into a ‘racial thing’, and the whole Black Lives Matter thing which is completely different and much less threatening to those in power in the US.