Why there will be no Russophobia reset

Source: CounterPunch
by Pepe Escobar

“At the apex of the Russia-gate hysteria, even before the extremely the controversial chemical incident in Syria and the subsequent Tomahawk show — arguably a cinematographic show-off — a Trump-conducted reset on Russia was already D.O.A., tomahawked by the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and media-misguided public opinion. Yet only armchair Dr. Strangeloves would argue it’s in the US national interest to risk a direct hot war against Russia — and Iran — in Syria. Russia has all but won the war in Syria on its own terms; preventing the emergence of an Emirate of Takfiristan. The notion that Tillerson would be able to issue an ultimatum to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov — you’re either with us or with Damascus and Tehran — is laughable.” (05/01/17)