Maria Zakharova: Washington is clueless about “Military Strategy”


 “It is impossible to assess practical steps to build up troops without a clear concept of one’s future actions.”

… by Jonas E. Alexis


Maria Zakharova, Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has recently knocked the heck out of warmongers in Washington by saying that they have “no strategy and no concept, but they keep increasing, cutting and redeploying troops.” This was in response to the Trump administration sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan. Zakhavora expanded on this notion:

“It is an issue of global importance and concerns not only Afghanistan but also US foreign policy in general under Donald Trump, Barack Obama and any other US president for that matter. Just look what’s going on: they adopt highly specific and itemised decisions to send more troops to this or that country or region, yet there is no strategic concept for US actions there. They seem to be dealing with issues of secondary importance, and possibly even with the internal matters of the national defence sector.

“But they still have no strategy for dealing with the problems of Afghanistan or for stabilising the country and the region, which they invaded resolutely with a UN Security Council mandate but have not yet reported on its achievements there even once.

“Russia and other countries do not know what the United States plans to do in Afghanistan over a period of the next few years, let alone in a decade. Washington has changed its Afghanistan strategy many times over the past few years, even during the term of one administration. First they said they would pull out of Afghanistan, and then they announced that the troops would remain. And they still do not have a foreign policy concept or a military political strategy.

“It is impossible to assess practical steps to build up troops without a clear concept of one’s future actions. In other words, this is movement to nowhere, without a clear goal or strategy, and hence it is impossible to assess it in terms of goals or success.”

The Neocons, of course, do not like to hear things like that. Last year, Zakharova declared that certain US officials are “a group of foreign policy losers, embittered and shortsighted.”[1] The Neocons obviously thought that this was a reference to them. This is another reason why they hate Russian officials.

Perhaps the Neocons find it hard to believe that Russia is making their lives miserable. Keep in mind that the Bolsheviks perpetrated violent revolution and mass killings under Lenin and Stalin. Violent revolution was transported to distant lands such as China, which also used mass killings under Mao. Violent revolution got morphed into covert revolution in America under the name of Neoconservatism,[2] and this turned into perpetual wars and mass killings in the Middle East.

So, does Zakharova have a point? You bet. Will the Neocons and warmongers respond rationally? Of course not. Keep in mind that those warmongers aren’t paying the bills; decent Americans and soldiers are.

[1] Jenna Lifhits, “Russia Vilifies Obama for ‘Ruining the Holidays’ With Sanctions,” Weekly Standards, December 3, 2016.

[2] Francis Fukuyama, “After Neoconservatism,” NY Times, February 19, 2006.

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  1. Today, June 18, MSN reports a US aircraft shot down a Syrian AF aircraft that was dropping bombs on Islamic State forces in Raqqa. The US position is that the bombs fell too close to US backed forces (i.e. ISIS / SDF). I’m not sure Zakharova is correct about Washington being clueless, although the US strategy of blatant support for terrorists may not seem to make much sense. IS / al-Qaeda / “moderate” rebels / or other foreign backed forces by whatever name are ALL terrorists to the Syrian people, and US forces are engaged in an illegal invasion of a sovereign nation, which pretty much makes US troops terrorists as well.

  2. The video is moving, especially when considering how many this has happened to. Suicide is a symptom, and symptoms tell us when something is wrong. We need a political platform based on reducing military spending by 80 %. Here, in small town USA, I eat Chinese food made by Chinese people. I buy things at a store owned by a Pakistani Muslim married to a Indian Hindu. I do local business with and employ Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Mexicans, Guamtemalans. We do not fight. The spirit of America is peace and unity, not constant war. Eddie Chua tells hard truths. It is our personal responsibility. Tell the Pentagon, Austerity is coming ! Humility is on the menu. It is the ingredient that neutralizes Arrogance.

  3. Washington is not interested in the security aspect of domestic or foreign military operations, only in revenue aspect, that is why the international image of the US military has deteriorated over decades down to “junk” status.

    • More like ‘mercenary’ status as it is not protecting the nation but doing the bidding of other interests. Perpetual war is a strategy as it delivers revenues to said interests. This means attacking countries that devoid of a serious military. War for the sake of war (a business) is amoral and does not register with countries like Russia that treat conflict in a totally different way.

  4. Maybe it would be better to wait when all NWO agents get together for any summit (like Bilderberg’s club, or those 8500 for a mesa) and blow ’em all up, with any religious slogan? Or hire HQ snipers and start a hunting for all bankers and NWO agents in all the countries. If people know the true spoilers – why not to act?
    (Yes, i know that it is read by some NWO guys 🙂 )

  5. Khalid: Probably better would be to send Donald Jr., Eric, Tiffany & Ivanka to fight in the wars. Also: Send ALL of the sons & daughters of each & every member of Congress. Presto magic — No More Wars…

  6. The NeoCons are Neo-Bolsheviks. Check the history. Under Obama, Bush/NeoCons & Clinton/NeoLibs forged an alliance, which exists today under Trump (e.g., on Syria).

    Both Bush/NeoCons & Clinton/NeoLibs are anti-Russia. Rotten-Child is also anti-Russia, since Putin & Russia are declaring Russia’s independence from Rotten-Child’s global central banking systems, etc.

    Mao’s policies were influenced by both Rotten-Child & Rockefeller families — especially thru Yale. China still has many Mao & Rotten-Child loyalists — not Russia.

    The Rotten-Child/Rockefeller rot still permeates the political, banking, monetary & economic systems of most countries. Although Qaddafi tolerated insidious CIA activities in Libya, getting rid of Qaddafi’s state-owned banking system & state-issuance of money was a prime objective in ousting Qaddafi.

    Hitler’s Germany was able to finance WW2 with state-issuance of money — based on the productive capacity of Germany, which is still huge. Iran also has a state-owned banking system & state-issuance of money. Russia is proceeding in that direction — as are other BRICS-aligned nations.

    The wars that we now see are criminal enterprises designed to maintain control by the criminal & banking elite. If Maria Zakharova wants to call out the real culprits, then the above points in the general direction.

  7. While it may be true that Americans and soldiers are “paying the bills”, actually these criminals in charge have unlimited printed and borrowed dollars to conduct criminal activities all over the planet. These evil activities will not end until the money ends.

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