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The Dangerous Russian-Israeli Agreement in Syria

Updated on February 1, 2019
Odd bedfellows
Odd bedfellows

Precursor

President Trump has had rather secretive meetings with Russian president, Putin, while in Finland. It was there that his direct talks had no American witnesses and no transcript was taken or made available. The notes taken by one WH staffer present were discarded by President Trump. Of course, none of this was known until well after the meetings and only when another such meeting had occurred. Russian collusion or not, on its face, there is something seriously wrong with this method for an American president. By inference, it suggests some sort of secret agreement had happened.
Months after it had occurred, Trump, out of the blue, calls for the 2000 troops in Syria to be withdrawn in a WH tweet. This was without much, if any, consulation with any of his defense appointees or allies. After Trump received much push back from his appointees and his own Republican party, he back pedalled and stalled the actual withdrawal. Now, it is just when.

Dangerous Liaisons


The Russians, Iranians, Turks, and Israelis are left holding the Syrian mess, without the influence of America. Sounds like a bad plot, and maybe, the Putin-Trump Finnish meetings did put this on the table. Maybe Putin suggested than if Trump did this, then, Putin would reward Trump that would help the Trump real estate business operated by his sons. It is not at all a far stretch to imagine based upon Trump's admiration of Putin.
Left to their own, the Turks seem to interested in finishing their Kurdish problem despite Trump's economic warning should they attack them. To think Turkey remains a NATO member is just odd, they have an agenda and it does not include NATO. The Russians are in the driver seat in Syria, thanks to Trump. They are gradually becoming the dominant player and protector of Syria, which also means, Iran. Russia, Syria and Iran are all in the same bed, have similar goals when it comes to Israel. Iran vows to destroy it, Syria will be a proxy also. Russia will be their protector with the S-300 missile systems in place to protect the others from Israeli air attacks.

Russia is Magog in the End Times that will attack Israel.
Any attack on Israel would provoke American intervention to defend them unless America is also under attack. This could easily occur now as Russian nuclear submarines have been detected with more frequency off the coasts of the USA. They are actively seeking an airbase for their long range bombers in Venzuela, which itself may be another 1961 Cuba challenge. were the Russians to even fire a few missiles upon the US mainland to preoccupy America, while it attacks Israel, the US would be hard pressed to intervene in the Middle East. If coordinated with China in the South China Sea or Taiwan with an conflict there, America would be stretched thin.

The Odd Agreement


Adding to the suspicion that End Times are near is that Israel and Russia are in some sort of agreement to remove American troops faster from Syria. This was reported in several news outlets like Debka, where the Russians offered to remove Iran from Syria in exchange for the Israelis using their persuasion on Trump to expedite American removal from their base in southern Syria, a key crossroads area where Iranian forces have access to Israel. It was first proposed six months ago. This agreement is full of backfire once the Americans are gone as Russia could easily betray the Israelis and do nothing about the Iranians, which are their "allies" in some ways.
Al Tanf is a key American base and interest of Moscow, Iran, Israel and Jordan. It sits at the heart of southeastern Syria controlling the junction of the Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian borders. The US garrison therefore stands in the way of the entry of Iranian-backed Iraqi Shiite militias into Syria. Would Russian troops actually stopped the Iranians? Highly doubtful.

Why would Israel enter into such a dangerous deal with an enemy? With Trump pulling out of Syria, that is why.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      13 months ago

      Dismissing Russia as a foe is foolish and I think most military analysts would agree. But China, as you say, is even more a danger in numerous ways.

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      13 months ago from Florida

      I would rather be dismissing Russia, and avoiding a global war, than dismissing China and forfeiting the Nation's position as global economic leader.

      While America has been busy knocking every former Soviet ally and current Russian ally back to the 'stone age', China has been content to become the world's leading industrial and technologically advanced nation making inroads globally to just about everywhere.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      13 months ago

      To dismiss Russia as a threat is giving Putin what he wants, fools in foreign policy. China and Russia, together, is a real and present danger and can see how they could work together against the US. Trump is just a naive businessman when it comes to foreign policy that sees a Trump tower in Moscow years after he had left the WH.

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      13 months ago from Florida

      You don't prevent the 'Axis of Evil' by destroying nations... you become it by doing so.

      There are a lot of facets to today's world, and those who believe Russia is a primary threat to America are living in the past, or want to resurrect the past perhaps because today's reality is far scarier to consider.

      Russia is a minor role player, unless America is idiotic enough to force it into conflict, the one nation (the only nation) that can strike at America with overwhelming nuclear force.

      The true economic heavyweight, technological competitor, and real threat to America is China. Its not even close. And Russia is becoming fast & true partners with China out of necessity for survival, a situation America is forcing on it.

      When really, the last thing we should want, is the world's top nuclear threat getting in bed with our top industrial/financial competitor.

      Nothing more dangerous than that... but that is exactly the situation we are steadfastly creating with the idiotic foreign policies pursued under Bush & Obama, 16 years of utter stupidity and ignorance at a level I didn't realize we were capable of.

      Trump has given pause to that aspect of it, at least he is prodding the true threat, China, before it became so powerful that there would be no standing against it... all China needed was another few years of America bending over backwards to its needs (which it would have gotten under Clinton) and it would have been an non-reversable, there position of power on the global stage cemented.

      I get it, few people have the depth of knowledge or interest to recognize what is occurring on the global stage, let alone have the ability to project out to see where it will lead, 5, 10, 20 years down the road... so they turn to the ignorance producers like CNN who keep them in the dark and spoon feed them stupidity.

      What Bush began, and what was worsened and expanded by Obama, is nothing short of evil and for no good purpose, other than to but us on the brink of WWIII... unless that was their ultimate goal, lord knows what these billionaires and trillion dollar corporations really are hoping for... but one thing seems pretty clear based on all the hate spewing from our propaganda sources, Trump has put a crimp in their plans.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      14 months ago

      Your points are valid, but it is still necessary to prevent the Axis of Evil, IMO

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      14 months ago from Florida

      That excuse can be used for everywhere (and has been), America's involvement in Georgia, Ukraine, etc. etc. to counter big bad Russia.

      We destroyed Syria, Libya, Iraq, have killed hundreds of thousands in that region of the world, and displaced millions... it would be one thing if when we went in, we rebuilt those nations, and provided a better way for those populations... but we don't do that anymore, we haven't since WWII.

      Today, we destroy nations and leave them shattered and hapless (Syria, Libya, Iraq). Or put them in untenable situations that have ongoing civil wars (Afghanistan, Ukraine).

      Supporting that is not something any humane, caring human being would ever condone.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      14 months ago

      The only interest Russia has there is a warm water port and historical ties to Syria from the 60's. Iran's only interest is to create a haven for their vow to destroy Israel. The Turks only interest is the Kurds and ISIS. America's interest is to counter Russia and Iran and for Trump to pull out and leave Israel on its own is betrayal and to be an idiot isolationist, pretending that it is not our business.

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      14 months ago from Florida

      Or maybe, we never belonged sticking our noses into Syria's business.

      Russians, Iranians, Turks, and Israelis all have neighboring interests in Syria, as well as historical relations with that nation. The U.S. does not.

    • lions44 profile image

      CJ Kelly 

      14 months ago from Auburn, WA

      I say this with great sadness...the goals of Israel and the U.S. are now shockingly different. It started while Obama was President. Trump has facilitated the process.

      Israel has become a major money laundering and investment hub for Russian Oligarchs, who are the primary investors in West Bank developments. Netanyahu is in deep trouble and is probably taking what he can get before he's kicked out. That might explain the deepening ties between Putin and BiBi.

      Sad to see.

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