U.S. Blames Iran, Syria for Attacks
on Israel, But Russia Could
Be the Real Culprit - Bill Wilson
By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst
WASH—July 13—KIN— The United States has publicly pointed the finger of blame for the terrorist attacks against Israel squarely at Iran and Syria, but ultimately there is a powerful source of unrest that is responsible for the financial, technological and military sustenance of Syria, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah that has yet been unnamed—Russia,
The White House condemned the attacks on Israel by leaving out Russia and by laying blame elsewhere in saying, “We also hold Syria and Iran, which have provided long-standing support for Hezbollah, responsible for today's violence.” State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack linked Hamas and Hezbollah in his statement, “there is that linkage between Damascus and Hezbollah. There's also a linkage between Damascus and Hamas…So very clearly these are attempts by those in the region who want to derail any possibility of reconciliation between the Israeli Government and the Palestinian people.”
While all fingers point to the allied threesome of Iran, Syria and Hamas, the real culprit behind the Middle East instability is Russia. Russia has helped Iran and Syria with military advisors, military weaponry, scientists and technological input for missile systems and nuclear assistance, yet Russia is rarely mentioned as the perpetrator behind the problems in the Middle East. Russia’s foreign policy goals long have been obtained through using strategic and tactical surrogates. Iran and Syria are the strategic and Hamas and Hezbollah are among the tactical implementers of Russia’s Middle East strategy as it attempts to regain its Soviet-era influence over the region.
And it appears Russia will be rewarded for its efforts. U.S. and Russian diplomats are working around the clock to reach an agreement on free trade with Russia before the G-8 Summit of Industrialized nations. Russia badly wants membership into the World Trade Organization, but the United States has withheld approval because of concerns about Russia's commitments to intellectual property protection and regulations that make it difficult for foreign banks to operate in Russia. These appear to be the very same vehicles that allow Russia freedom to indirectly support Hamas and Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations.
Russia has successfully avoided public blame for the situation in the Middle East, but its ability to control and hide finances and intellectual property transfer has resulted in a steady supply of weapons, finances and technology to Syria and Iran, which in turn, empower Hezbollah and Hamas. These are the foreshadows of the invasion of Israel led by Russia and Iran as prophesied in Ezekiel 38. The United States should give no ground to Russia, but rather should expose and condemn its clandestine support of terrorism and international chaos. 2 John 1:7 says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-Christ.”
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