The Ever Expanding War

The Ever Expanding War

Paul Craig Roberts

As I previously wrote, the Israeli/American intention is to expand the war against Hamas to Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.  The expansion has begun.  The latest news is that Israel has struck deep into Lebanon:  “War Expands With Massive Israeli Airstrikes 60km Deep Into Lebanon,”

The Arabs, likely restrained by Putin, have once again sat on their butts while Israel picks them off one by one.  Only the Houthis but not a single Arab or Muslim country came to Hamas’ help.  Consequently, the Arabs sat sucking their thumbs while Gaza and Hamas were  destroyed. The arabs accepted Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people.  Evil prevails when it is left unopposed.

If Hezbollah, Syria, the Iraqi militias, and Iran had joined Hamas’ attack, Israel today would not exist. Having missed their chance, they will now be knocked off one at a time by Israel and Washington.

Already before Israel is finished with Palestine, Israel has attacked with missiles and jet fighters deep into Lebanon.

It appears that the Israeli-Washington strategy is to attack Lebanese cities to set off civil war between the Lebanese army and the Hezbollah militia so that Israel can take advantage of civil war in Lebanon to drive Hezbollah out of southern Lebanon and take possession of the water resources that Israel covets.

When Hezbollah is finished, Washington and Israel will wipe out the Iraqi militias and attack Syria, a section of which containing the oil fields Washington already occupies.  

The Russians left the liberation of Syria unfinished. Syria has the Russian air defense system but apparently is not permitted to use it against Washington and Israel.

Once Iraqi militias and Syria are out of the picture, Iran, sitting there on its huge number of missiles, doing nothing, will be next.  When Iran falls,  the CIA’s Jihadists will be released into the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and China’a troublesome province.

The inaction of Putin, China, and Iran has steeled the American neoconservatives in their agenda of American hegemony.  As Putin, XI, and Iran seem determined to sit out conflicts that not only affect them but are directed against them, Washington will continue to run over red lines until a war is forced.

Putin has been deceived, betrayed, demonized, and given the West’s cold shoulder for two decades, and he still wants to negotiate with those who have thrashed him? 

Negotiation with a government that has proven it doesn’t keep the agreements is a form of reality denial.

As the evidence indicates, the Western world is in moral and social collapse, so its destruction will be no loss.  The question is whether the values the Christian West once stood for will find expression elsewhere. 


The expansion of the Ukraine conflict also continues.

NATO troops, disguised as mercenaries, control MLRS, air defense in Ukraine

Putin needs to use the required force to bring this conflict to an end or he could find Russia fighting in Ukraine, Syria, and having to deal with jihadists inside the Russian Federation. 


It seems that Putin is going to sit on his hands in Ukraine until he has to fight a real war. Putin doesn’t seem to realize that his reticence is creating a big war out of a small conflict.

MINSK (Sputnik) – About 32,000 NATO soldiers, over 1,000 armored vehicles, 235 airplanes and helicopters are deployed near Russia’s and Belarus’s borders, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday.

Are Putin and Xi incapable of understanding that no Western government cares about the truth and that they are targets pure and simple?—lukashenko-1116886395.html 

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