If the US/NATO Western alliance doesn't hesitate in its blustering rhetoric and march toward global domination, the Russians and Chinese will serve up a lot of planetary burnt toast.
In the article, He Who Hesitates Is Lost And Russia Hesitated , by Paul Craig Roberts, the author states, " The Russian government deceived itself with its fantasy belief that Russia and Washington had a common cause in fighting ISIS. "
This is a ludicrous assumption, about the military competence of a country that has produced more women and men chess grandmasters for than other county over the past 100 years. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Chess_Champions#Undisputed_world_champions_2006.E2.80.93present
Then this: "Washington has taken advantage of Russia's urging that Washington and Turkey join in the attack on ISIS by invading northern Syria under the guise of "fighting ISIS. " Let me see if I understand this statement. The Russians are completely unaware that the US/NATO Western alliance is funding and training"ISIS" and other terrorists to break up Syria? Damn, dummies!
The author performs magnificent broken field running (forgive me for using the customary American football analogy) seemingly anti globalist one moment, then in your face taunting and dancing at midfield the next. For example how does, the statements, " The idiot Americans have been at war for 15 years and the morons have no idea what has been achieved. The fools are unaware that the US in its decades long accumulation of weakness now confronts two major nuclear powers: Russia and China; and this, American blacks and white liberals actually believed that an inexperienced candidate from nowhere without an organization of his own could make a difference. Apparently, the gullibility of a majority of Americans is endless . And this statement, " Today, seven decades later, the cities are flourishing, so what's the problem with nuclear weapons? " not draw several penalty flags? Unsportsman-like conduct, the personal foul remark about blacks and liberal whites, the unnecessary roughness of calling the 99% morons, even the opening statement signifying that the Russians are fools qualifies as being off sides.
And now for some reverse field running, here; "One Russian SS-18 wipes out three-fourths of New York state for thousands of years. Five or six of these "Satans" as they are known by the US military, and the East Coast of the United States disappears."; and here; "If Russia actually annihilated the Turkish and US force, which Russia could easily do, NATO would collapse, because no European country wants to be destroyed in World War 3. But Russia won't collapse NATO by decisive action. The Russians won't fight until war is absolutely and totally forced upon them."; and here, Then they will pay a huge price for their indecisiveness rooted in their foolish belief that Russia has common grounds with Washington ."
So let me try to understand these points, Russia could collapse not only NATO and Europe but also the eastern coast of the US. But they won't do this because there is an internal power struggle between the "Atlanticist Integrationists" and presumably the Putinites that will be won by the AIs who will join with the US., thereby creating a new global alliance"hmm and what about the Chinese? And what about those US/NATO/Western alliance missile systems poised to be deployed in Poland and Romania, and what about Russian European war games already underway against NATO/US, and a cutting of the wick so to speak to launch whether imagined or real US/NATO incursion? And what is everyone else going to be up to while the Russians are procrastinating? Will they be pro or concrastinating?
Here is my take. The Russians are not going to walk off the field. What they have done is to disguise a defence that at the moment is leading to over exposure of the corrupting influence of the US/NATO, war crimes and violations of international law. Think about it for a moment, the rest of the world and especially the US cannot bring itself to capture its war criminals and send them to The Hague"not that The Hague isn't corrupted as well. The UN apparently as so many of our shields against the voracious globalist predators is also torn among those who want to get paid and those who want to uphold its charter by performing real investigations. International law? Get real.