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Creative mechanics keep these Vietnam War-era trucks in service.  (Luang Nam Tha, Laos)

Creative mechanics keep these Vietnam War-era trucks in service. (Luang Nam Tha, Laos)

Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson

By Dean Henderson
Today in New York, the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, unanimously agreed on a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria and the beginning of peace talks in January. After years of violence, aimed at President Bashir Assad and the Syrian people, the dogs of war — in the form of an alphabet soup of Western intelligence-created Frankensteins — have been put to heel thanks to the efforts of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Hezbollah.
The resolution, however, does allow attacks against “terrorists,” with the definition of who are and are not terrorists yet to be defined.
In May 2013 Hezbollah killed at least 20 members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Lebanese city of Baalbeck. John McCain’s al Qaeda pals had earlier launched rocket attacks on the Lebanese town of Hermel in the Bekaa Valley.
According to the Lebanese National News Agency, simultaneous to the rocket attacks, Israeli warplanes had flown several low-altitude flights over the Bekaa Valley. Both the Lebanese government and the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon had condemned the flights as a violation of U.N. Resolution 1701.
Incursions into Lebanon by these terrorist darlings of the Western media had been on the rise ever since Hezbollah joined forces with the Syrian government to overrun FSA positions throughout the beleaguered nation. The latest FSA rout had occurred in the strategic town of Qusair.
After all of the documented atrocities committed by the FSA, which include the use of sarin gas and cannibalism, one might think that one or two Western journalists would have questioned whether of not we should be backing these thugs, who have now morphed into ISIS.
Yet across the increasingly narrow American political spectrum — from Amy Goodman to Fox News — the only question being asked was “how” we can help them.  Now the same repeaters ask only, “how do we destroy them”.
American ignorance aside, the Russians graciously decided to save us from ourselves  when during that same May 2013 time frame and for the first time in two decades Russia sent a squadron of warships into the Eastern Mediterranean.
A few days earlier President Vladimir Putin had warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against any further strikes against Syria during a meeting at Putin’s Black Sea residence in Sochi.  Netanyahu had gone there in a last-ditch attempt to head off Russian shipment of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to the Assad government.
It didn’t work.
Soon China was sending advisors into Syria and the Russians were bombing ISIS.  The Iranians and Iraqis took care of business on the ground.  NATO was so humiliated that it marched out its little Turkish trojan horse for some anti-Russian provocations, now dearly paid for by Ankara.  Today a U.S. airstrike killed at least 20 Iraqi soldiers.
One goal of the U.N. resolution is establishing “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance” within six months and free and fair elections by mid-2017.
But in New York, the bankers who sponsored ISIS cried, “Uncle” as the Russian bear forced a ceasefire in Syria.
Wall Street sold the news — their military-industrial ponies stabled for the moment.  The Dow was down over 600 points over two days.

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix and The Federal Reserve Cartel.. You can subscribe free to Henderson’s weekly Left Hook column at www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com.