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Russian President Putin Plans Surprise Christmas Aleppo Visit to Celebrate Syrian Government Victory

Politics / GeoPolitics Dec 14, 2016 - 02:33 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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President Vlad Putin plans a surprise visit to formerly Syria's most populous city, Aleppo, which after 4 years of civil war and the recent Russian military backed onslaught has been turned to rubble. Nevertheless a celebratory Christmas scene will be set to include an orchestra playing "Carol of the Bells", russian jets flying over, a military parade through cleared of rubble and white washed streets, all topped off with Vlad Putin's grand finale that follows in the footsteps of whom he was named after Vlad the Impaler, as the pinnacle of festivities will involve Vlad Putin disrobing and bathing in the blood of hundreds of dead Syrian children harvested earlier from the rubble of East Aleppo, leaving fellow Dictator Assad to take notes whilst looking on, on how to truly frighten the people into obedience, which Vlad Putin is the master of.


During the Soviet dictatorship of Stalin, he (Stalin) came to one Politburo meeting with a live chicken. He started to pluck its feathers one by one off.

The chicken quacked in pain, blood oozing from its pores. It gave out heartbreaking cries but Stalin continued without remorse plucking feather after feather until the chicken was completely naked. After that, he threw the chicken on the ground and from his pockets, took out some chicken feed and started to throw it at the poor creature. It started eating and as he walked away, the chicken followed him and sat at his feet feeding from his hand.

Stalin then told members of his party leadership "This chicken represents the people, you must disembowel them, brutalise them, beat them up and leave them. If you do this and then give them peanuts when they are in that helpless and desperate situation, they will blindly follow you for the rest of their life.They will think you are a hero forever. They will forget that, it is you who brought them to that situation in the"             - A Thoughtful Read - Joseph Stalin Brutalise The People Like A Chicken first place.

Sounds familiar?

Meanwhile American Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Powers put on a great act of crying crocodile tears in the last few hours before the fall of Free Aleppo. Whilst mostly having kept her gob shut for the duration of the past few years that witnessed hundreds of thousands bombed to death by Russian and Syrian planes.

Anyway all that's about to change for the worse as Russia will soon have a bought and paid for friend in the White House, Czar Trump, the Manchurian candidate who could not have gotten elected without direct Russian intervention.

As of writing an estimated remaining 50,000 east Aleppo civilians are busy posting their last goodbye messages as they prepare to be killed off by Russian and Syrian bombardment or shot dead by Syrian soldiers as they attempt to flee the Russian onslaught.

Trump Trojan Horse?

Whilst Czar Putin may be toasting his double Christmas gifts of Trump in the White House, and Assad being reinforced in Syria. However, where Trump is concerned Putin may have seriously miscalculated the situation as much of the basis of the Putin regime's propaganda for the past 15 years hinges on blaming America for everything bad that ever happens to the Russian people, which is used to promote ever expanding series of crackdowns that started with killing off of the free press by Putin a decade ago!

The american threat has acted as a great propaganda tool to keep the Russian people subdued and confused so as to prevent a Russian freedom spring from emerging. And I am sure Trump took a few pages out of Putin's propaganda book which he used during his own Delirium inducing election campaign.

So how is Trump a friend of Putin going to work for the Russian propaganda machine now? A case of the emperor has no clothes that could trigger a significant segment of the Russian people out of the deliberate delirium they have been kept in by the all encompassing Russian state propaganda machine to revolt! Which ultimately is the only thing Czar Putin really fears, the russian people rising up and revolting against his dictatorship.

And this is without contemplating the negative effects on Russia from a string of Trump policies from the expansion of US oil and gas production hitting the oil price because of course according to Trump climate change is a chinese hoax! Or that to "Make America Great Again" Trump intends on ramping up US military spending thus putting the Russian military capability to an even greater disadvantage in comparison. For when one looks at defence spending one soon realises that the Russian military power is mostly smoke and mirrors propaganda as Russia spends 1/10th ($65bn) that of the US ($600bn) on military spending, with the total comparable with that of the UK ($60bn).

In terms of America's military adversaries then clearly China is the real emerging threat as each year China closes the gap between US and Chinese defence spending, currently 1/3rd $215bn to $600bn.

Whilst on the plus side, as illustrated by the appointment of Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobile as Trumps Secretary of State which translates in Trump seeking to scrap sanctions against Russia in the wake of the annexation of Crimea and occupation of east Ukraine, as a personal thank you to Putin for all of his help in getting Trump elected.

So at the end of the day instead of Putin using Trump it may turn out to be the other way around, as Trump clearly views China as by far greater threat and thus Trump seeks to USE Russia as a proxy to put pressure on China which means rewarding Russia and looking the other way to the likes of Russia's actions in east europe and the middle east.

By Nadeem Walayat

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