Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lavrov: Russia and Saudi Arabia "have agreed on Syria" (And crossing the Rubicon of Russia's anti-communist oligarchic system)

Meeting of the Russian and Saudi Foreign Ministers: Lavrov has announced that Russia and Saudi Arabia have now "agreed on Syria."

El Murid believes that this meas that one side gave in and that it is not Saudi Arabia. El Murid also adds that Lavrov was careful not to spell out what such a mutual "agreeing on Syria," which the most determined enemy of Syria and the leading sponsor of the Qaeda-based war on Syria, actually is. As Murid put it, the formulations chosen by Lavrov are "flowing around" the actual content of the "agreement." For the public, that is, and for now, at least.

Indeed, barely Lavrov made his statement that Russia and Saudi Arabia "agreed on Syria," when Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was quick to retort that "Riyadh's position on the conflict in Syria has not changed and that there was no place for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the future of the country." He was speaking after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

That's also how it also looks to me--also in the light of Lavrov's recent statement that Russia does not support the Syrian government, but the "Syrian people," which also includes, as he emphasized, "all Syrian opposition." That's apparently also why Moscow tried to invite "opposition" to Moscow, apparently without the Syrian government, and why Russia has been conducting a series of meetings with the US, Saudis, Qataris, UAE ...

Minsk demands that Russia starts "giving" control to Ukraine over borders with the DPR and the LPR over their joint borders right after the "elections." In the DPR, they are scheduled for October 18. Anti-Syrian resolution 2235 on prosecution of the culprits of "chemical attacks" in Syria, as marked as such by the West, has also very tight deadlines. So many things are coming quickly together and it is not the "fall" of the dollar or the fall of the US, as Starikov assured us would happen if we only dutifully watch and "eat [their] pop corn."

The Saudis are also negotiating with Russia a purchase of the Iskander missile system. The question is against whom Saudi Arabia does not need them? Or for what purpose?

One has an impression that Russian oligarchy is trying to buy itself a lease on life with Russia's enemy, in which principles, Russia's interests, allies, are like the Merchant's of Venice "pound of flesh" cut off from a body, which, as a result, might either disintegrate or stop living at all.

Moreover, if the betrayals and surrenders of Donbass and Syria are connected, synchronized, and fulfilled, then Moscow and Russian oligarchy would step over its own Rubicon--into a world where, as Yeltsin declared it on October of 1995, the US and Saudi Arabia might be for a while presented not only as partners or even as new "friends," but even as Moscow's "best new friends." In that situation, the "fifth column" which is actually in power in Russia, might try to hand over the rule to the "smaller fifth column," the so-called liberal opposition led by people like Andrey Nikolayevich Illarionov, who was Putin's senior economic adviser from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, Illarionov declared: "This year Russia has become a different country. It is no longer a democratic country. It is no longer a free country." Illarionov is also one of the first signatories of the anti-Putin manifesto "Putin must go", published on 10 March 2010. Illarionov has also been a proponent of secession of Chechnya. From 2006 Illiarionov was on the payroll of the US CATO Institute. He is credited for making CATO Institute fire Vaclav Klaus for his too pro-Russian views over Ukraine.

This "liberal" or rather proto-fascist and more openly quisling wing of the Russian elite is also led by Mikhail Mikhailovich Kasyanov, another Putin's (or Putin's handlers') former pick. From 2000 to 2004, he was Putin's first Prime Minister--thus holding the same post which Medvedev occupies now. While working at Russia's Finance Ministry in 1993-1999 and as the Finance Minister in 1999-2000, he was known as "Misha 2 percent" for exacting his personal "levy" on all deals within his reach.

There is also Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin, yet another Putin's man who is now a leader of the "opposition." Kudrin served as Putin's Minister of Finance from 2000 till 2011. Like Putin himself, Kudrin too is a creation of Anatoliy Sobchak, the later father of Ksenia Sobchak and "a genuine democrat," as Putin dubbed him, who is also the assumed father of the Russian constitution otherwise composed by the Americans. From 1996, Kurdrin occupied in Yeltsin's presidential administration a position similar to that of Surkov in Putin's and Medvedev's. US experts also believe that "many experts believe that Kudrin wants to return to the Federal Government, and even take the place of the Prime Minister."

And let's not forget Vladislav Surkov who started off as a right hand of oligarch Khodorkovsky whose own enterprise YUKOS began as one of the new profitable ventures of the new entrepreneurial KGB.

All in all, the Russian post-communist, which also means anti-communist, post-Soviet system is approaching its Rubicon. And the Empire and the oligarchs have secured most, if not almost all, roles among the actors, and they also run the production company. And the script is a hybrid of a Renaissance plot and a computer program of advanced social engineering, except that, as in the Middle East, it is goading mankind into a new epoch of chaos and barbarism.

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