Cold War 2.0 Has Begun … In Syria

The U.S. and Russia Are In a New Cold War … And China May Join In

We noted in February:

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian opposition (and see this), considering military options for ousting the Syrian government, American allies Britain and Qatar allegedly already have foreign troops inside Syria, and the U.S. has been planning regime change in Syria for over 50 years.

Indeed, the United States is fighting on the same side as 3 terrorist groups in Syria.

Even Pat Buchanan asks:

If its good for Al Qaeda, can it be good for us?

Indeed, terrorist rebels have been responsible for much of the violence inside Syria. And outside monitors have confirmed that the situation on the ground is much different than it is being portrayed in the Western media. (And according to the large German newspaper FAZ, those recently massacred in Hama were on the same side as Syrian leader Assad).

Russia has repeatedly stated that it would consider an attack on Syria as an attack on its national security. (And Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that if the U.S. invades the sovereignty of countries like Syria, it could lead to nuclear war.   And see this.)

Now, Russia is allegedly selling attack helicopters to the Syrian government, and defending the sales because the U.S. is supplying rebels with weapons to fight against the government.

Cold War 2.0.  And this time, China may participate.

Of course, Iran and Syria have had a mutual defense pact for years. So war in Syria could well drag Iran into a hot war.

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  • par4

    WSWS reported yesterday that Putin ordered the army to prepare plans for operations in Syria.

  • Kolokol

    ‘Russia does not sell combat helicopters to Syria’ – Lavrov

    • Really?


  • Kolokol

    I think these “leaks” and anonymous sources, as well as the Bulava missile launch widely seen in the Mid-East, are clearly warnings to the West of where this is headed. The West knows where it’s headed, of course and so does anyone else who is paying attention.

  • petridish

    “Of course, Iran and Syria have had a mutual defense pact for years. So war in Syria could well drag Iran into a hot war.”

    Don’t you think that’s the point?

    • Yup, its a safety on a latch .. Once you force that latch .. The chance of an unlocking mechanism may start to happen .. Thats also what Ahmedinejad was going on about .. “It may unlock a mechanism” Some dialogue in the news with a double meaning .. Silent wink to Syria perhaps. Mahmoud is a bit known for his trickyness .. Is he not? =) And the last thing that Iran would like to lose is Syria for what it is and stands for .. Syria is Iran’s footsoldier when it comes to arms (developments) and keeping up a mask of whatever shouldn’t see the daylight i’m sure.
      A Thousand ways to retalliate the Syrian Govt. there but it’ll need backing of foreigners unprior to perhaps .. diplomacy and safety bodies so to say .. You could say that a bit bypassing of the Ummah and what some hold on illegal possession.. May make a big diffirence to what Syria is at this time (looks up and eyeballs the helicopters) .. Problem is that the SFA will have to smother itself if they are willing to accept that source of help which they can’t do, unless they buy it and break future ties (which is the best for Russia on the long term for not having another war in the North Caucasus)… However those toys may take time to arrive and cost money .. Preferably hands full of money unless they brother up with few there but then the SFA isn’t the SFA anymore and Syria wouldn’t be the kind of Syria many would like to see in the future .. Its a labyrinth, indeed.
      I do doubt it is a cold war .. Seems to be a rather heated one..

  • JohnA

    Looks like 75% of the respondents to the poll at The Guardian asking who is truthing us; Lavrov or Clinton; have been duped.

    These are not new choppers; these are refurbishments of old choppers.

    Four (4) WasPost Pinocchios for Hillary.

    • JohnA

      awaiting moderation?

      don’t bother

      take it out if you want

  • Pat Buchanan is 101% wrong. American imperialism is the ‘Alqaeda’.

    The truth is there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US….” Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.

  • Jay Diamond

    But when Reagan armed bin Laden with Stinger missiles to kill hundreds of Russian pilots that was okay…….If it had been the other way, there WOULD have been nuclear war !

    AND…..It was Putin who first tipped off Bushco that bin Laden was going to strike the USA….he warned the USA in July of 2001, and Ashcroft stopped flying public immediately.

    Now, the belligerent and constantly provocative US wants another cold war.

    When did we become the bad guys ?

    And why ?

    • Reagan the ‘Hollywood actor’ did not arm Osama Bin Laden but Afghan Mujahideen to die for US corporate mafia controlled by Wall Street Zionists. They received Stinger missiles when Osama was constructing highways in Sudan.

      Putin did not know about about the real actors behind the 9/11 tragedy – but Israel-Firster Rupert Murdoch did know.

    • JohnA

      Why is the US trying to provoke Russia?

      Perhaps Obama’s focus groups have told him Romney’s unto
      something with his Russia as #1 foe crap so the DEMs figure
      they have to have some of that.

      I watched Charlie Wilson’s War the other day. No wonder they
      wouldn’t show it in Russia.

      More triumphalism we don’t need. Triumphalism sucks.

  • Not a Paper Patriot

    As usual, the U.S. is sticking its (financially) broken nose into a place and matter where it does not belong. As Ron Paul said, the U.S. is too broke to fight another war.

    No wonder it is now the most hated country in the world.

  • god

    americans r the real terrorists, shame on u america.

  • macmarine

    Most major countries nowadays as in the past are run by outright psychopaths, ruthless and dangerous subhumans with no ability to feel empathy at all … hell-bent on destruction! Psychological research indeed showed that heads of states as well as managers of multinational corporations and too-big-to-fail banks share “personality”-traits with serial killers and other assorted sub-human scum. The question therefor is: do we put them down first … or will we again let ourselves be slaughtered in the millions in their gratuitous wars for profit and conquest? My choice is VERY CLEAR!