…by Jonas E. Alexis
Russia seems to realize that the United States has no intention to stop playing political games, particularly when it comes to sending Russian diplomats back home. United States officials obviously think that they can still continue to play an essentially wicked game without any serious consequences. Russia seems to be saying that enough is enough.
“If the US makes parity a criterion,” says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, “we will bring those conditions in full accordance with what is called parity.” What Russia is basically saying here is that if the United States wants to play double standards when it comes to diplomats, then Russia can do the same. Putin again makes this very clear:
“We have agreed with our [American] partners that there should be parity of the number of diplomatic staff in Russia and the United States. There were some 1,300 diplomats from the US; we had 455. We corrected this.
“But among those 455 diplomatic staff working in the United States there are 155 people working at the United Nations. Strictly speaking, they are not part of the diplomatic corps accredited by the US State Department. So true parity would be the US not having 455 diplomats in Russia, but 155 fewer.”
Russia has been silent about the United States’ covert activity for a long time. In fact, when the United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats back in 2016, Russia did not retaliate. No more, they seem to be saying.
There is no need for the United States and Russia to lock themselves in a mortal combat at this present time. The only way the United States continues to unnecessarily attack Russia is because US officials have sold their souls to the Israeli regime, which has recently attacked Syria on groundless charges. Israel wants Syria, and then Iran, and if possible much of the Middle East. That is what the Greater Israel is mainly about.
The Israeli officials are using the United States to do the dirty work. The Israeli regime and the Neoconservatives in America don’t give a damn about the average American.
As agents of chaos, they come to steal, kill, and destroy. They do not come for peace at all. That is one reason why they have sent a six-trillion dollar bill to the American people. That is one reason why they can say crazy things like the Iraq debacle was “a worthy mistake.”
That is why they can say diabolical things like “Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business.” That is why they can brag that “creative destruction” is actually their “middle name.” That is why they invent evil things like “Israel is protecting itself from Iran. We should, too.”
If Russian officials want to really know which country is actually pushing the United States into chaos, then they need to take a closer look at the Israeli regime itself. If they fail to at least challenge the regime and tell them to stop attacking Syria and summoning crazy excuses, then the regime will continue to use their diabolical standards in Syria and elsewhere. The diabolical regime in Tel Aviv knows that they have lost the Syria battle, and the country that helped defeat them in the region is Russia. Israel obviously is scared to death to flesh out a political attack on Russia, therefore they have asked the United States to do the dirty work.
Donald Trump, who has been under the Israeli spell for quite a long time, doesn’t want to challenge the Israeli regime either because that probably would cost him his life. How else would his administration continue to attack Russia, Iran, and now North Korea?
 “Moscow to bring diplomatic missions in US, Washington’s in Russia to parity – Lavrov,” Russia Today, September 11, 2017.
 Ernesto Londono, “Study: Iraq, Afghan war costs to top $4 trillion,” Washington Post, March 28, 2013; Bob Dreyfuss, The $6 Trillion Wars,” The Nation, March 29, 2013; “Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study,” Huffington Post, May 14, 2013; Mark Thompson, “The $5 Trillion War on Terror,” Time, June 29, 2011; “Iraq war cost: $6 trillion. What else could have been done?,” LA Times, March 18, 2013.
 Jonah Goldberg, “Iraq Was a Worthy Mistake,” LA Times, October 19, 2006.
 Jonah Goldberg, “Baghdad Delenda Est, Part Two,” National Review, April 22, 2002.
 Quoted in John Laughland, “Flirting with Fascism,” American Conservative, June 20, 2003.
 Elliott Abrams, “Elliott Abrams: Israel Is Protecting Itself From Iran. We Should, Too,” Newsweek, September 11, 2017.
 For a recent article on this, see Finian Cunningham, “Losing in Syria, the US will target Russia more than ever,” Russia Today, September 10, 2017.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.