While the whole world (not really) discusses Donald and Melania's Covid-19 infection, and some lowlifes from HRC's circle wish the President to die.
Which is no surprise anymore, and we all wish First Family a speedy recovery, by far the most important geopolitical event is approaching fast. Remember? October 18, the end of weapons embargo on Iran. Surely, the United States tried its best to "reimpose" those sanctions, but...
Russia on Thursday dismissed the threat of US sanctions and attempts to isolate Iran, saying it intended to trade with Tehran once a UN arms embargo expires next month, AFP reports. The embargo on conventional arms shipments to Iran is set to expire on October 18. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced an executive order and new sanctions against Iran aimed at enforcing United Nations sanctions... Speaking alongside visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed those threats as illegal. "Russia will in no way build its policies on the basis of these aggressive illegal demands which have no legal force," Lavrov said."The fact that the United States threatened to introduce sanctions on all those who will contradict the US interpretation of the current situation once again confirms that Washington wants to behave like a bull in a china shop," Lavrov added, according to AFP. "In my opinion, the current (US) administration has lost diplomatic skills almost beyond retrieve," Lavrov continued.
Those damn Russkies. How dare they to groom Iran for Russian weapons which will now start, together with other goods, flow into Iran. This is not speak of a massive $400 billion deal between China and Iran which--and there are some issues with this agreement, which will play to Russia's advantage--which also:
With the 25-year deal with China now moving ahead at pace, Iran has a buyer for all of the crude oil it can produce, albeit at discounted levels, so Tehran is pushing oil field development across the board. This includes not only the major fields in the huge West Karoun cluster – across which China has pledged to increase collective output by at least 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) within the next two years – but also the more challenging fields that nonetheless are rich in oil, especially those that are shared with Iraq. In order to meet these challenges, Iran is resuscitating a program of engaging top domestic universities to work on the scientific challenges of increasing recovery rates, in addition to utilizing human, technological, and financial resources from China and Russia as and when required, with the Azar field being a test-case for such co-operation.
You see, the issue here is not just that China and Russia will not allow to sink Iran economically--this became clear long time ago, at issue is, obviously, a massive upgrade of Iranian defense capabilities, which explains not only Zarif's visit to Moscow, but Iranian military top brass, communicating with Russia's colleagues and taking part in military exercises, such as latest Kavkaz-2020 on a regular bases. Everybody understands what all this means, Iranians will be very happy and they are:
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said on Monday that Tehran is interested in buying the latest Russian weapons, stressing that Moscow is a priority partner in military cooperation. “Of course this is the case,” Jalali said, in response to a question whether Iran was interested in acquiring new weapons from Russia. He continued: “We will consult with Russia about what we need in order to strengthen our defense capabilities. The Russian government and the Russian people have been and are still on our side in difficult times. Russia is also a priority partner for us. There are great opportunities in this field, and we hope that our relationship will be strengthened in this field over time.”
You see, Russians do not give a damn anymore about sanctions, Nord Stream 2, what have you--the arsenal of West's means of "influencing" Russia is practically non-existent, because as a series of latest statements from the very political top of Russia show, Russia doesn't want to be a part of the "West", in fact, her distancing from this so called "West" accelerates tremendously. It is not just economic choice, it is a metaphysical, and civilizational, one. Especially civilizational, since there is very little civilization left in the "West". As Lavrov stated recently--you cannot deal with the West as a whole. And yes, US lost, always feeble, diplomatic skills beyond retrieve, I agree with Lavrov here. But appearance of 3M54, P-800 Oniks and S-400 in Iranian arsenal, together with SU-30SMs or even SU-35s, boy, talk about bad day for Israel. So, I can only imagine a hustle behind the curtain between Israel and the US trying to figure out when the "window of opportunities" will shut itself completely. In the end, will the United States even exist as a normal state after November elections? Questions, questions...
Meanwhile, former regiment CO who ended up as National Security Adviser, exposed himself to be dumb as fvck and that is the whole recent story with America's elites.
Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday that President Donald Trump is “aiding and abetting” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to sow doubt about the American electoral system. The stern warning from McMaster, who Trump handpicked to lead the White House National Security Council in 2017, came in an interview on MSNBC, after he was asked whether he agreed that the president posed the greatest threat to U.S. election integrity. “I agree that he is aiding and abetting Putin’s efforts by not being direct about this, right? By not just calling out Putin for what he’s doing,” McMaster said.
The country's "elites" are literally 90% morons and sore losers. And they are, rephrasing Lavrov, "beyond retrieve". It is a clusterfuck nation, ladies and gentlemen, using James Kunstler's lingo.