‘Unbelievable’ that US strike on Syrian army was mistake – fmr MI5 agent (Op-Edge) https://t.co/KDBttv64ID
— RT (@RT_com) September 18, 2016
Therefore if Dugin is saying that globalists are hellbent on provoking Russia ahead of the U.S. elections this November, and if Russia's Ambasador to the UN Vitaly Churkin is asking "who exactly is in charge in Washington?", then Dugin's latest is more than alarmism. It represents a significant if not yet fully dominant strain of Russian geostrategic thinking, which has been quite alert as to any potential 'October Surprise' involving a falsified or provocateur-ed altercation between American and Russian armed forces. Note in his remarks embedded below Dugin says the U.S. is already bombing "our guys" (in Russian, nashi ribatya or just nashi). Which begs the question: were Russian spetsnaz or GRU advisers present at Deir Ez Zor among the 80 plus Syrian soldiers killed by an 'accidental' U.S./Coalition air strike that took over forty minutes of bombing and strafing runs?
We know Dugin is the son of a Soviet GRU officer (who it should be noted, was a dissident back in the 1980s rebelling against the late USSR system before he became known as a fiery Russian Orthodox Old Believer nationalist), did someone in the Russian Defense Ministry whisper in his ear that 'Polite People' died in American strike on Syrian Army positions at Deir Ez Zor? Would that explain why someone in the U.S. chain of command suddenly got the urge to 'bomb ISIS' at Deir Ez Zor, after months of not striking there and never hitting Daesh where they were engaged in combat with the SAA? Did someone in the Pentagon and CENTCOM hope to send a message to Moscow by killing Russians whose presence was detected by NSA ELINT alongside what were clearly visible to the American pilots as Syrian Army soldiers?
We may never know the answer to those questions. Even sixty five years later, we don't know the names of the Soviet MiG-15 pilots who were shot down while flying combat missions during the Korean War or their 'MIA' American counterparts who ended up living and dying somewhere in Siberian gulags in the Seventies or Eighties. What's remarkable is Dugin's use of the term 'our guys', unambiguously and in English, to describe the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) victims of the quite deliberate U.S. air strike of three days ago. Dugin knows full well that analysts at various Washington think tanks as well as the CIA, DIA and State Department all watch what he says for insights into what his patron Malofeev and others closer to the Kremlin are thinking (recall our observation that Dugin 'trolled' Langley by speaking remotely to an audience at Texas A&M University, where the Agency has a recruiter in residence at the George H.W. Bush School of Government).
On the positive side, we note that Dugin thinks Donald J. Trump is winning the presidential race, and acknowledges with the election of Trump the threat of a NATO-Russia war fades -- unless a conflict can be created before the next U.S. President takes office. - JWS
"As we have already said many times, the main aspect of this political season is not elections, but war. But if elections do have importance somewhere, then this is in the US where, once again, they are closely connected to war. Two days ago, on Saturday, September 17th, the likelihood of this war was breathtakingly high. As we know, American troops, who no one ever invited to Syria, bombed the positions of the Syrian army at Deir ez-Zor. As a result of the bombing, 60 Syrian soldiers were killed."
"This strike was extremely important for ISIS militants, whom the US is informally advising and arming while supposedly fighting them. This crossed the line. Bombing Syrian soldiers is one thing, but this means declaring war not only against Syria, but also Russia, which is fighting in Syria on Assad’s side. And this means that we have reached a climax."
"Sure, the US leadership immediately reported that the airstrike was a mistake and warned the Russian leadership not to express any emotions. But Americans can only be lying, as modern technology allows satellite objects to be seen from a desktop. Theoretically, American bombers could not have simply confused such a strike. And what’s most important: if they had told you that they were preparing to bomb you, and you said nothing, then does that mean you agree?"
"It is completely obvious that the US is preparing to start a war against Russia. Border incidents represent reconnaissance operations. But how will Moscow, Putin, and the Kremlin react? The point of no return has not yet been crossed, but did Moscow’s reaction not show just how many Russians are ready for a direct, frontal confrontation with the US and NATO? This was why the airstrike was launched against Syrian army positions."
"The globalist US leadership obviously cannot rule the whole world and, what’s more, the threat posed by Trump puts their control over America itself into question. Now, while the puppet Barack Obama is still in office and the globalist candidate Hillary Clinton is falling apart in front of American voters’ very eyes, is the last chance to start a war. This would allow them to postpone elections or force Trump, if he were to win, to begin his presidency in catastrophic conditions. Thus, the US neoconservatives and globalists need war. And fast, before it’s too late. If Trump gets into the White House when there will be peace, then there will be no such war, at least for the foreseeable future. And this would spell the end of the omnipotence of the maniacal globalist elites."
"Thus, everything at this point is very, very serious. NATO’s ideologues and the US globalists falling into the abyss need war right now - before the American elections. War against us. Not so much for victory, but for the process itself. This is the only way for them to prolong their dominance and divert the attention of Americans and the whole world from their endless series of failures and crimes. The globalists’ game has been revealed. Soon enough, they’ll have to step down from power and appear before court. Only war can save their situation."
"But what about us? We don’t need war. Not now, now tomorrow, never. Never in history have we needed war. But we have constantly fought and, in fact, we have almost never lost. The cost entailed terrible losses and colossal efforts, but we won. And we will always win. If this were not so, then today we wouldn’t have such an enormous country free from foreign control."
"But in this case, we need to buy as much time as possible. The Americans have essentially attacked our positions, like the Georgians in Tskhinvali in August 2008. Russians are under fire, and this cannot be ignored. Our reaction is extremely cautious and balanced. We have expressed what we think about this American act of aggression, but in very deliberate terms."
"The fatality of the situation lies in that, if Washington decides to opt for war now, then we cannot avoid it. If they will insist and repeat the September 17th situation again and again, then we will have to either accept the challenge and go to war, or knowingly admit defeat."
"In this situation, the outcome of the struggle for peace which is, as always, fully in our interests, does not depend on us. We really need peace, to buy time until November 8th, and then everything will be much easier. But will the collapsing colossus allow us this time?"
"God forbid that this happens. But those who could pray prayed on the eve of the First and Second World War. In any case, our goal is always and only victory. Our victory."
"The Americans are bombing our guys. A Third World War has never been so close."