Putin’s Hour Is At Hand

Paul Craig Roberts – paulcraigroberts.org June 4, 2020

Vladimir Putin is the most impressive leader on the world stage. He survived and arose from a Russia corrupted by Washington and Israel during the Yeltsin years and reestablished Russia as a world power. He dealt successfully with American/Israeli aggression against South Ossetia and against Ukraine, incorporating at Crimea’s request the Russian province back into Mother Russia. He has tolerated endless insults and provocations from Washington and its empire without responding in kind. He is conciliatory and a peacemaker from a position of strength.

He knows that the American empire based as it is on arrogance and lies is failing economically, socially, politically, and militarily. He understands that war serves no Russian interest.

Washington’s murder of Qasem Soleimani, a great Iranian leader, indeed, one of the rare leaders in world history, has dimmed Trump’s leadership and placed the limelight on Putin. The stage is set for Putin and Russia to assume the leadership of the world.

Washington’s murder of Soleimani is a criminal act that could start World War 3 just as the Serbian murder of the Austrian Archduke set World War 1 in motion. Only Putin and Russia with China’s help can stop this war that Washington has set in motion.

Putin understood that the Washington/Israeli intended destabilization of Syria was aimed at Russia. Without warning Russia intervened, defeated the Washington financed and armed proxy forces, and restored stability to Syria.

Defeated, Washington and Israel have decided to bypass Syria and take the attack on Russia directly to Iran. The destabilization of Iran serves both Washington and Israel. For Israel Iran’s demise stops support for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia that has twice defeated Israel’s army and prevented Israel’s occupation of southern Lebanon. For Washington Iran’s demise allows CIA-supported jihadists to bring instability into the Russian Federation.

Unless Putin submits to American and Israeli will, he has no choice but to block any Washington/Israeli attack on Iran.

The easiest and cleanest way for Putin to do this is to announce that Iran is under Russia’s protection. This protection should be formalized in a mutual defense treaty between Russia, China, and Iran, with perhaps India and Turkey as members. This is hard for Putin to do, because incompetent historians have convinced Putin that alliances are the cause of war. But an alliance such as this would prevent war. Not even the insane criminal Netanyahu and the crazed American neoconservatives would, even when completely drunk or deluded, declare war on Iran, Russia, China, and if included in the alliance India and Turkey. It would mean the death of America, Israel and any European country sufficiently stupid to participate.

If Putin is unable to free himself from the influence of incompetent historians, who in effect are serving Washington, not Russian, interests, he has other options. He can calm down Iran by giving Iran the best Russian air defense systems with Russian crews to train the Iranians and whose presence serve as a warning to Washington and Israel that an attack on Russian forces is an attack on Russia.

This done, Putin can then, not offer, but insist on mediating. This is Putin’s role as there is no other with the power, influence and objectivity to mediate.

Putin’s job is not so much to rescue Iran as to get Trump out of a losing war that would destroy Trump. Putin could set his own price. For example, Putin’s price can be the revival of the INF/START treaty, the anti-ballistic missile treaty, the removal of NATO from Russian borders. In effect, Putin is positioned to demand whatever he wants.

Iranian missiles can sink any American vessels anywhere near Iran. Chinese missiles can sink any American fleets anywhere near China. Russian missiles can sink American fleets anywhere in the world. The ability of Washington to project power in the Middle East now that everyone, Shia and Sunni and Washington’s former proxies such as ISIS, hates Americans with a passion is zero. The State Department has had to order Americans out of the Middle East. How does Washington count as a force in the Middle East when no American is safe there?

Of course Washington is stupid in its arrogance, and Putin, China, and Iran must take this into consideration. A stupid government is capable of bringing ruin not only on itself but on others.

So there are risks for Putin. But there are also risks for Putin failing to take charge. If Washington and Israel attack Iran, which Israel will try to provoke by some false flag event as sinking an American warship and blaming Iran, Russia will be at war anyway. Better for the initiative to be in Putin’s hands. And better for the world and life on Earth for Russia to be in charge.


Paul Craig Roberts is an economist, commentator and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

8 responses to “Putin’s Hour Is At Hand”

  1. A shocking recent poll in the UK resulted in a massive British vote saying Putin was the most popular world statesman.

  2. Putin has recently condemned a Polish ambassador as “a nasty” anti semite, so now we know who runs Russia. The Poles on the other hand is waking up to the Jewish dictators behind the EU communist scheme.

  3. Putin seems to be the most sensible Leader Right now . The Americans are stupid , they will never lern . But Putin is a Jew too , can he really be trusted . Seems rather like the Jews are on the winning side in any case ???

  4. He certainly is, a great leader.

  5. Is is true that Russia (and China) have Iran’s back? Does Putin have to make big noise while the Zionist retard Trump takes a big jump off a cliff? What if China and Russia decide it would be bad for them if Iran falls like Iraq, so they find in their strategic interest to assist Iran with technology and knowhow, advisors and so high end equipment that can paint stealth aircraft?

    Well I am sure anxious to see how Donald F. Custer Trump does with his planned attack when he rides his high horse down into the Iranian coulee.

    And will not Iran rain down the missiles on Israel? This is sure goin’ to be interesting. Israel is sure to use it’s nukes in the most unjust way.

    And if your nation was going to be attack would you retaliate against the home nation? If I was a middle east leader and the Great Satan was comin to stomp on my nation I would put sleeper nations in the belly of the beast and make havoc. Why shouldn’t americans pay for their sins?

    And what about Bibi’s promise to destroy Amerika when he gets done using it like toilet paper, does not Israel already control the political process and have millions of Israelis inside the homeland that can assist Black Cube to terrorize the nation under the false banner of Iran?

    Fool Trump supporters have no idea how big of a betrayal this is, Trump is not making amerika great he is flushing it down the toilet.

  6. The ideas that Paul Craig Roberts (PCR) discusses and the alliances that Russia could form as those as described in the Bible as Kings of the North (Turkey, Russia) and Kings of the East (Iran, India and China), all in reference to their location from IsraHell. So Yukon Jack, stop saying the Bible is a Fairy Tale and was written by some drunk Jews with a desire for a JEW WORLD ORDER (JWO) from Jerusalem. However, it is true that those Jews are the Rothschilds and all their Banking agents. These are all phony Jews from the Khazarian Mafia.

    As for sanity and delaying WW3, Putin will play an important role. And certainly America and the UK are finished. The next target after those 2 is IsraHell, which the whole world will hate!

  7. What PCR is insisting Putin do (“The easiest and cleanest way for Putin to do this is to announce that Iran is under Russia’s protection.”)Putin has already done so in a landmark speech last year when he unveiled five or six game-changing weapons, or was it 2018.
    He declared back then to the evil empire that a nuclear attack on an ally would be considered an attack upon Russia. He made this crystal clear. Of course it wouldn’t hurt for him to ‘gently’ remind them of this.

  8. Geneva and Astana aren’t going to join tables ever, Trump has no negotiation cred on the international street his record speaks for itself.
    Putin and the Kremlin have been reserved in their response, mediation isn’t what they’re thinking that is reliance on Russian naivety and those days are over too.
    How do you negotiate with a peak hour one way street? While American diplomacy is what it is, murderously pathetic and the idea of the multipolar isn’t for Russia to be in charge that goes against its grain.
    This latest action by the US took arbitration off the table and the Russians won’t stretch any force’s they have in Syria when local forces in Iraq under good guidance which they already have can do the job anyway. That was the point in knocking the man off but as par for the course the yanks just made their enemy stronger attempting to make him weaker. It is what the US is now famous for, except of course for Isis, a manufactured enemy you make weaker by injecting billions into feeding to your real enemy giving him the strength in experience. Yeah the jupomyanks aren’t real bright are they.
    Iranian border and asset protection is second to none so we’ll see if the Pentagon is willing to take this head on even with trumpets bulldozing rhetoric pushing nothing but hot air.
    The US administration can’t negotiate on any real terms while impeachment is based on Russian “collusion” to begin with. It just isn’t going to happen and furthest from the neocon mind.
    So far on the ground this is between Iraq-Iran and the Israeli mind controlled US when it starts to inflict on the Russian interest then no doubt Putin will not intervene but give a very measured assistive response.