President Barack Obama is not the official who needs to be “outflanked” — nor is President Elect Donald J. Trump.
Perhaps Putin’s Moscow has promoted “anti- anti-Semitism” and good relations with Israel to continue to sustain its plundering of the middle east conflict.
Note that in recent years, Moscow’s Mikhail Bogdanov has met with PFLP in Moscow (November 2014 — an easy look-up today); that the state refuses to condemn either Hamas or Hezbollah as terrorist organizations; the state has not only cooperated fully with Tehran in supporting Bashar al-Assad’s hideous persecution of all who refuse to love him in Syria but has itself joined in the barbarism!
Under President Putin’s hands, Moscow has been transformed from a once promising democracy into a revived “security state” along familiar old ultra-nationalist lines.
While Israeli conservatives and nationalists have been taking aim at Obama’s approach to managing conflict, the driver of the same — and for many years! — has practically escaped notice!
Soviet Moscow produce a long record of complicity and support for terrorism worldwide:
Considering how Putin has chosen to revive Russia to this date 25 years past the dissolve of the Soviet Union (December 1991), what makes Israelis think that Moscow today remains clear of the set of political elements continuing to bear down on its own destruction?
Moscow may yet leave Syria to Assad, but the string of bombings of hospitals, if not other war crimes, may have closed the door on rapprochement, either in fact or in somebody’s head or both.
Inspiration for the response:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19781 – 11/17/2016 — Dr. Martin Sherman’s weekly “Into the Fray” column, this one titled, “Obama unplugged: What to do?”
BackChannels may soon sum its observations in a list of related links involving the defunct Soviet Union and the present corrupt ultra-nationalist dictatorship that in earlier years appeared on the path toward democracy and political modernization. Instead, and with what has been put on display in Syria — i.e., a medieval and totalitarian theater of politics and war, complete with “The Terrorists” — Russia’s leadership appears to have chosen to in some way relive the 1930s and to perhaps approach the 1940s.
BackChannels means not to allay a change in course but, naturally, to in fact suggest a course correction be made.
Osborne, Andrew and Simon Johnson. “Russia beefs up Baltic Flee amid NATO tensions: reports.” Reuters, October 26, 2016.
Peat, Charlie. “Putin renovates Cold War MISSILE BUNKERS in Crimea as Russia prepares for global assault.” Express UK, November 2, 2016.
Reuters. “In Crimea, Russia signals military resolve with new and revamped bases.” November 1, 2016.
Sputnik. “Combat Readiness of Utes Missile Systems in Crimea Confirmed by Launches.” November 19, 2016. Note: the article reports a P-35 missile launch (NATO name “SS-N-3a), but BackChannels sees no major or western general media confirmation at this posting).