The same two anti-Russian US Senators, who had been actively promoting "Russian meddling" accusations against the Trump administration in recent months and denouncing Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he shook hands with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, have been frantically calling for a revival of arms control talks with… Russia.
On 8 March, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and two lesser known Senators from Massachusetts and Oregon addressed an open letter to then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to send a delegation to open arms control talks with the Russians “as soon as possible”.
Many had found their sudden change of heart hard to believe, but it appears that President Vladimir Putin’s presentation of Russia’s new weapons systems during his Address to the Federal Assembly on 1 March has elicited grave concern in Washington, DC, even if the mainstream media has been trying to ignore the issue.
Despite US naval forces in the Mediterranean having repositioned their fleet within cruise-missile range of Damascus for a possible punitive blow in response to a “chemical attack on civilians by Assad’s regime” that still has not happened.
It seems as though some keen minds in the Pentagon have instructed the American president to hoist the white flag.
The New York Times reported that Trump had made a phone call to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his electoral victory: “We had a very good call. We will probably be meeting in the not-too distant future to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control.”
The Financial Times also reported on the “arms race” which was “getting out of control” suggesting that the Americans had been caught off guard by the Russian announcement.
“‘Being in an arms race is not a great thing,’ the US president said on Tuesday, adding that he would probably meet his Russian counterpart in the ‘not too distant future’.”
In an interview with American journalist Megyn Kelly, president Putin actually demonstrated how the US had wasted billions on weapon systems rendered useless by Moscow’s advances.
Judging by Trump’s response after calls to congratulate Putin on his re-election, the re-instatement of Russian strategic parity with the United States appears to be a fact, with the US buying time to deal with the new Russian military potential.
London meanwhile, has attempted to provoke a major conflict, but lost to Russia, President Trump and Syria.
In a brillaint exposé, Syrian expert Thierry de Meyssan, revealed this week how the British government and certain of its allies, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, had attempted to launch a Cold War against Russia.
According to the British and French governments, Syria and Russia are “crushing brave democrats in eastern Ghouta”, while in fact these groups are not defending any idea of Syria, but the interests of their sponsors.
On 17 March 2018, the Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov denounced the presence of the US, British and French Special Forces in Syria, something that both London and Paris have denied.
Lavrov insisted: “What this presence means is that the issue is no longer a war by proxy but direct intervention in a war”. Documents seized by the Syrian and Russian Secret Services confirmed the existence of a plan to attack Damascus similar to the attack against Bagdad in 2003.
Part of the plan involved killing President al-Assad, as allied ships took up positions to carry out this attack from the Mediterranean.
On 19 March 2018, the Syrian and Russian armies warned of a new false flag in Eastern Ghouta instigated by the United Kingdom in the guise of a chemical attack. In fact, the Russian Minister for Defence, General Sergey Shoygu, the next day referred to no less than three such attempts to use chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta in one week. All three were stopped by the Syrian and Russian forces.
The British plan was to fabricate an attack against an ex-double agent in Salisbury and at the same time a chemical attack against the terrorists in the Ghouta.
“The conspirators’ intention was to profit from the efforts of Syria to liberate the suburbs of its capital city and the disorganisation of Russia on the occasion of its Presidential election. Had these manipulations worked, the United Kingdom would have pushed the USA to bomb Damascus, including the Presidential palace, and demand that the United Nations General Assembly exclude Russia from the Security Council,” Meyssan notes.
It appears that Rex Tillerson had been part of the plan to start a war with Russia, which is why he was fired by Trump.
“President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his Secretary of State, with whom he had not yet been in contact. He was replaced by Mike Pompeo, ex-Director of the CIA, who, the night before, had confirmed the authenticity of the Russian information.”
The United Kingdom is making contradictory statements on the Skripal case, while questions for London continue to mount in Moscow, Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov said at a briefing for foreign ambassadors on Wednesday.
“The questions we have for London continue to pile up,” he said. “We have not received a clear answer to any of them.
“The question as to what happened to the two Russian citizens in the United Kingdom still remains a mystery for us,” the diplomat told Russian news agency TASS. “So far, [our] British counterparts have been churning out absolutely contradictory statements. They have too many inconsistences.”