Putin Spokesman Peskov: Trump is Not Our Man, He's America's Man; More Reasons for the Failing Soft Coup Against the President

Putin Spokesman Peskov: Trump is Not Our Man, He's America's Man; More Reasons for the Failing Soft Coup Against the President

Our Inauguration Day trolling of the Social Justice Cold Warriors (SJCWs) aside, it's good to hear the realism reflected in the statements of Russian officials, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Medvedev told reporters over the weekend that Russia should not count on any swift lifting of U.S. and EU economic sanctions, saying that no election will immediately shift that equation. Not only is that a reference to the fact that media, McCainiacs in Congress' and Atlanticist bureaucratic pressure won't permit President Donald J. Trump to make the kind of rapid changes some in Russia had hoped for, but also to the reality that it will be difficult for the anti-sanctions, Crimea-is-Russian recognizing candidate Marine Le Pen to win in France. Though we suspect many European Union sanctions against Russia will continue to be quietly dropped or ignored by multiple countries, from southeastern Europe's Greece on up to Germany and even 'frontline state' Finland.

As Dmitry Peskov said, Trump is his own -- and America's -- man. Not Putin's or anybody else's, which why the soft coup attempt smears of him as the Kremlin's Siberian candidate will keep failing.

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Will the Trump White House Take on the Viciously Anti-Trump Neolibcon Propagandists Entrenched at VOA, RFE/RL?

The times they are a'changin at the reforming Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the U.S. government-funded umbrella organization for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Voice of America (VOA) and other American taxpayer funded media, who freely concede their inferiority to Russia's supposedly awesome propaganda machine which some spooks claim helped to elect Donald Trump. But are the neolibcons deeply entrenched at these taxpayer-funded institutions who use the tax monies collected from nearly 63 million deplorable Americans to troll and smear President Trump (including calling DJT a Russian agent) ready for the coming shake up?

That's a question we're posing to current RFE/RL employees and former BBG board of governors 'information warfare' expert Matthew Armstrong, when the kind of editorializing they support starts hitting a newly elected President AND supporters of his America First and detente with Russia agenda as 'collateral damage'. Are they prepared for the 'cold civil war' between Trump and the Cold War 2 waging Deep State also extending into a struggle between Trump's political appointees and the talking heads and bureaucrats of America's state-funded media arms? Particularly when certain RFE/RL employees are not only incompetent in their areas of supposed expertise, but also propagandize on behalf of vicious, human rights abusing jihadists imposing sharia law in Syria (so long as the jihadis claim not to be Al-Qaeda or ISIS)?

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U.S./Russian Jets Have Another Close Call Over E. Syria, #DraftOurDaughters for Hillary's WW3 with Russia Meme Goes Viral

Even though there's yet to be an 'October Surprise' incident of actual combat or collision between U.S. and Russian air forces over Syria, that won't stop the pro-Hillary Deep State from pushing the next best thing: close encounters in the skies over the war torn country. Where, let the Russia Analyst remind you, the Russians operate at the invitation of the internationally recognized government in Damascus, whereas the U.S. has no mandate under international law to be present.

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Turkish Invasion: Turks Attack U.S.-Backed Syrian Kurds, Support 'Moderate' Jihadists as ISIS Melts Away

The 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston infamously quipped that "Britain has no permanent allies, only permanent interests". This quote is often forgotten by advocates of the eternal U.S.-UK Special Relationship which partially soured over Tony Blair's subservience to George W. Bush and President Obama's meddling in the June Brexit vote of the British people, which backfired. The equivalent expression in Russian to Lord Palmerston's quip is equally terse, "Russia has no allies but Her Army and Navy"

It is a fact that nations historically sharing Orthodox Christianity and liberated through great Russian sacrifices, such as Bulgaria or Montenegro, have elites hostile toward Moscow, notwithstanding the latent to strong Russophilia of their populations. But at the same time, Mother Russia has also at times failed to stand with certain allies such as the early 19th or 21st century Greeks, or as Moscow's geostrategists would put it, the Kremlin opted for realpolitik and conserving important economic or military resources to avoid overextending itself. 

Last week's decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his reluctant junior partner Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to essentially green light Turkey's post-coup President Erdogan attacking U.S.-backed Kurds in northern Syria apparently represents another triumph of realpolitik over idealism. However, there are ample arguments on the other side of that coin, including legitimate questions as to just how 'faithful' an ally a newborn Kurdistan stretching from near the Latakia hills overlooking the Mediterranean to Iran would have proven for Russia -- as opposed to the Kurds' longtime patrons in Washington and Tel Aviv. There are also signs that Moscow is warning the Turks not to push too far into Syria as part of their long-discussed 'buffer zone' along the border.

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(US)IS Shoots Down Russian Piloted SyAAF Hind Gunship

No wonder the Guerrilla Economist and Team RogueMoney's friend John B. Wells of the Caravan to Midnight program calls them 'USIS' --

The Islamic State has released video it says shows the shoot down of a Russian piloted Syrian Air Force Mi-24 helicopter gunship east of Palmyra this weekend. The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that the two pilots on board were killed when the chopper crashed after making a low altitude strafing run in support of the Syrian Arab Army units engaged in combat with the Daesh terrorists. Several things are notable about this incident but it's interesting to notice:

1) The Russian Defense Ministry says ISIS used a TOW anti-tank missile, of the type that the CIA supposedly only supplied to vetted 'moderate' Syrian rebels, but which also was used to down a Russian rescue helicopter last November after Turkey's ambush downing of a SU-24 bomber inside Syrian air space. The perpetrators of that ambush who were part of the 'Free Syrian Army' Latakia 'Coastal Brigades' were caught by the Syrian Arab Army.

2) The usual neocon (Trotyskite and now pro-Sunni Salafist sectarian), NATO-linked Atlantic Council Bellingcat and supposed ISIS expert commentators are letting the masks slip, tweeting 'Free Syrian Army' fanboys' glee over the shoot down:

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Battle for Syraq SITREP 1: SAA Advancing to Taqba, Russian Reports of Turkish Advisers Leading Aleppo Jihadists

Battle for Syraq SITREP 1: SAA Advancing to Taqba, Russian Reports of Turkish Advisers Leading Aleppo Jihadists

The following is the Russia Analyst's first attempt at producing a shorter, more easily read SITREP about the fast-developing military situation in Syria and Iraq. As we announced earlier this week, we also plan to introduce SITREPs on the upcoming Brexit vote, the ongoing immivasion/destabilization of the European Union, the build-up of NATO forces near Russia's borders, and the escalation of hostilities along the contact line between the Ukrainian Army and the breakaway Donbass republics.

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