The neo-cons in the U.S., including Obama and his controllers, are freaking out that a leaked Trump Pentagon transition memo doesn’t list Russia as the top existential threat to the U.S., despite the ravings of some in the senior civilian leadership of the US military under Obama. “For years, top cabinet officials at the Defense Department and the intelligence community cited Russia as the foremost threat because of its vast nuclear arsenal, sophisticated cyber capabilities, recently modernized military, and willingness to challenge the United States and its allies in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and other regions,” intones the Foreign Policy journal in an article posted on Dec. 20. General Joseph Dunford, the current head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has even named Russia as the greatest threat to U.S. security, ahead of ISIS, Iran and North Korea!
Citing Myra Ricardel, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s Pentagon transition officials, the memo says that Trump’s defense priorities are 1) develop a strategy to defeat ISIS; 2) build a strong defense; 3) develop a comprehensive cyber strategy; and 4) find greater efficiencies within the department. Russia is not mentioned.
In fact, everything that the Washington foreign policy establishment and the US military has done to reorient itself against Russia, Foreign Policy frets, could be undone by a Trump administration that wants better relations with Moscow.
Lyndon LaRouche today indicated that the key to the current strategic and economic crisis rests on Putin himself. “Putin was right,” LaRouche said. “Putin in general, and his team, are right.” While he may not understand everything, “anything that’s important is likely to be something that Putin is aware of–or will be aware of.”
Putin, by outflanking Obama in Syria, demonstrated that terrorism can be defeated, by working within international law, with sovereign governments, and thereby exposed Obama’s criminal alliance with the British and Saudi sponsored terrorists to achieve his criminal policy of “regime change.”
LaRouche also pointed to the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, soon after Obama threatened Putin and Russia with “retaliation,” as a factor to be investigated. “I think the warning that we had from the assassination that occurred, gives us an indication of exactly what you’ve got to worry about,” LaRouche said. “The question is not what Putin is doing, but what he intends to do. By getting a competent assessment of what he’s going to do. It’s key.
After hearing what amounted to a routine news summary yesterday, Helga commented that the larger picture is very eerie–“you have the feeling that behind the scenes, a lot of things are going on which are not in the forefront–and we don’t know enough about it.” Lyn responded: “Exactly. We don’t have enough knowledge to know what’s going on.”
Later, he added: “We don’t have much of anything. We have bits and things; there’s nothing secure. The appearance of something to be a show, but it’s not real. It’s just a confusion. Putin was right; Putin in general, and his team, are right. But other people tend to be not necessarily right. Putin has the keys to the whole problem there, at that time. And don’t go poking around in different areas. That’s the area! It’s Putin’s area. And that’s exactly what you have to concentrate on. Everything that you think you know, intersects Putin’s understanding. Not necessarily that he completely understands everything, but that anything that’s important is likely to be something that Putin is aware of–or will be aware of.
“I think we should just go for that–for that policy. That Putin is the keystone for these conditions; for the appreciation of these conditions. Go that way. You will find either directly or indirectly, that there you can locate what the issues are right now.
“Obama, for example, is part of this process for consideration. And then you’ve got other forces in the Middle East. But it’s to be done on the basis of Putin’s role. Putin’s role set the whole thing up which made this possible.
“We need things specifically in the United States also, for this reason. Check these factors well. I think the warning that we had from the assassination that occurred, gives us an indication of exactly what you’ve got to worry about.
“The question is not what Putin is doing, but what he intends to do. By getting a competent assessment of what he’s going to do.
“It’s key. Putin is absolutely key for this whole business. There are others who are involved with it, but Putin is one of the keys in the whole process.”