Vladimir Putin’s Southwest Asia Diplomacy Confounds London
Sept. 17, 2019 (EIRNS)—In the Turkish capital, Ankara, for the Astana Process Syria talks among the heads of state of Turkey and Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. “In order to protect our kind, our country, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to Saudi Arabia,” TASS reported Putin saying. “The political leadership of Saudi Arabia needs to make a wise state decision, as was done by Iranian officials when they purchased S-300 [missile defense systems from Russia], and as was done by [Turkey’s] President Erdogan with the purchase of S-400 from Russia. They will reliably protect all infrastructure objects of Saudi Arabia.”
Putin also emphasized, after a bilateral meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani: “I would also like to note the practically completed procedures in the Eurasian Economic Community to create a free trade zone with Iran,” reported the Kremlin.
Both initiatives are very significant flanks on the British war-plan which is designed to unleash a confrontation between a Russia-backed Iran and a U.S.-backed Saudi Arabia. Putin has been engaging in extensive and highly imaginative diplomacy throughout Southwest Asia, ever since Russia was double-crossed and burned by President Barack Obama on the invasion of Libya and assassination of Muammar Qaddafi in October 2011.
Putin at the time vowed to never let anything like that happen again, and later took the strategic initiative by providing military aid to Syria, which Lyndon LaRouche characterized as a master strategic flanking operation. Since then, Putin has developed a working relationship with all sides of the Southwest Asia crisis: he has reached extensive agreements with Turkey, including recently selling them S-400 missile defense systems; he has engaged in ongoing diplomacy with Saudi Arabia, now including offering them the S-400; and he has held constant meetings and phone conversations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose country has a large Russian minority. All of this—in the context of his announcement of breakthroughs in weapons based on new physical principles, which Putin announced to the world on March 1, 2018—has created a process that the British have not been able to control.