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Hard Nut to Crack: US Geostrategists Incapable of Outperforming Putin

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The Western political establishment should give up its vain attempts to intimidate Russia: Russia will not give up, let alone surrender, geopolitical analyst and former World Bank economist Peter Koenig stresses.

The Vienna Peace Conference over Syria, Erdogan's political victory in Turkey, the Airbus A321 passenger jet tragedy and the NATO Live Exercise — all these events have happened nearly simultaneously, geopolitical analyst and former World Bank economist Peter Koenig emphasizes.

"It could also be many tentacles of the world dictator put in action at once," Koenig hinted.

"Let's be sure that we understand one point clearly: As long as Washington is alive, meaning economically still ticking, heavily breathing, but still ticking — as long as this is the case, the command center of corporate and military operations, Washington-Pentagon, will not let go of Syria, Iran, Iraq — and the rest of the larger Middle East and North Africa — in short the MENA — area," the analyst stressed in his latest article for Global Research.

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It seems as though US Secretary of State John Kerry has made every effort to pull off a new round of "Syria Peace Talks" in Vienna purportedly to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

But there is something fishy about the conference, Koenig remarked: Syria itself was absent.

"Amazingly, though, the country whose future was supposedly discussed, Syria, was absent. Not invited. — How can that be? How can an international conference discuss the fate of a country which is not even invited to participate?" the analyst asked.

However, the parties involved in the negotiations have seemingly reached an agreement. It was believed that the talks would be continued this coming Friday. Unexpectedly, "the opposition found some objections which put the next peace meeting in Geneva on hold," the analyst underscored.

"Why this farce at all?" he remarked.

The truth of the matter is that Washington hopes to implement a ceasefire as an interim solution. If the Russian Air Force stopped fighting terrorists, NATO and its puppet terrorists in the region would "regroup and think up new strategies," while Islamic State would be resupplied, Koenig suggested.

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"The 'Peace Talks' may drag on for years, as they did with Iran for the nuclear talks — on a make-believe nuclear threat that never was," he remarked.

However, according to the analyst, Russia will not buy it.

Russia's objectives in Syria are absolutely clear and transparent: the Russian Air Force is busy with eradicating terrorism in the region.

At the same time Washington's plans are more complicated: the US financial and political elite seek to put "the entire MENA region into disarray, Syria next, to resemble Libya and Iraq — all with oil and gas riches."

"The crux of the matter is not dominance of the region solely for oil's or dominance's sake — but for economic reasons. Syria is a crucial link for pipelines to supply Europe and southern Asia with energy from Iran — and with energy that is not to be billed in US dollars but in euros, rubles, yuan — or any other currency the participating trading partners may wish to use. Trillions of dollars now in need and in circulation will become superfluous," Koenig explained.

"Losing the MENA battle would mean an even faster decline of the US hegemony into oblivion. It's not just oil, gas and dominance — "it's the economy, stupid!" — As in Bill Clinton's 1992 successful campaign strategy," the analyst emphasized.

Alas, you can't win them all.

It seems that neither Russia, nor Syria is going to indulge Washington's warmongering projects. The future of Syria, after all, should be and will be defined by its nation. "There is much [in Syria] at stake for Russia too," the analyst underscored.

"Russia's leader is a first-class statesman, diplomat — and an excellent chess player," Keonig reminded.

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