Tillerson’s visit: A new US ultimatum

12.04.2017

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow. The main task of the head of American diplomacy is to transfer the so-called ultimatum of the current US administration: Russia refuses to support Syria, Iran and the Shiite movement Hezbollah. Otherwise, the United States is ready for unilateral actions in Syria right up to a full-scale military operation that will put Russia and the United States on the brink of war.

In the hands of the United States, not only military measures of influence, but also levers of influence on a significant part of the Russian elite, tied to globalist centers.

Outline of the proposal

So far, the US can only offer Russia to participate in the transition process of a change of power in Syria that would legitimize American plans in this country. An example of such a project is Russia's accession to the KFOR contingent in Kosovo in 1999. It can be presented as an international military operation, for example, the fight against terrorism. Iranian interests in this regard will not be taken into account.

Ghostly carrot

Russia's consent to such a plan can only mean recognizing its own defeat. But in order to achieve victory it needs a full-scale intervention in Syria, which it cannot afford even for logistical reasons. Therefore, the United States can also play with the desire to come out of the protracted war with honor. The Tilerson’s statement at the G7 summit that the US is not so interested in what happens in Ukraine has the same purpose. In fact, this is a veiled offer of concessions on Ukraine in exchange for surrender in Syria. But even if these concessions were specified, they a neocon lobby is not ready to support it.

Why the ultimatum will not be accepted

Precisely because the United States cannot guarantee anything to Russia in the absence of single and responcible center of power, Moscow will not accept ultimatum from Washington. Iran proved that, while not without problems, but it can be considered a reliable ally. It is an important partner both in Syria and in ensuring security in South Caucasus and Central Asia. The US has proved that they cannot yet take into account the interests of others and prefer to speak from the position of power. Russia expects from the US mutual concessions and solid guarantees, which the current president is not yet able to provide.