Algeria Readies Itself For Potential Western Shift In Strategy, Moves Closer To Russia, Anti-NATO Bloc

Algeria2By Brandon Turbeville

As the Syrian crisis drags on and hopes of a peaceful resolution or, at the very least, a return to relative normalcy in Libya seem very distant, Algeria should, by now, begin suspecting that it might soon find itself in the Anglo-American crosshairs. There is now rapidly growing evidence that Algeria is doing just that.

Having survived an attempted destabilization during the Western-inspired and Western-orchestrated “Arab Spring” color revolution, Algeria has been doing whatever it can to increase security in, on, and around its borders. For this reason, it has increased cooperation with its neighbor Tunisia, which has been the target of terrorists backed by the West and GCC nations.

Having acted quickly and with an iron fist, any attempt to disrupt the functioning of the Algerian government was quashed during the stream of U.S.-engineered color revolutions and destabilizations. Yet, even though the “Arab Spring” style protests were short-lived and ineffective, Algeria has not simply rested on its laurels in the aftermath. In fact, Algeria has moved to increase security, improve its military capabilities, and work with its neighbors to ensure that they do not fall prey to destabilizations or color revolutions in the future.

Algeria has also moved to deepen its ties with Russia and those countries that are part of an unofficial but growing and obvious anti-NATO bloc. In other words, Algeria is moving closer to joining the multi-polar collection of nations attempting to act as a counterforce to the NATO powers.

Two notable instances of increased cooperation between Algeria and the anti-NATO alliance are the recent provision of 40 attack helicopters by Russia to Algeria and the recent diplomatic visit to Syria by the Algerian government.

The helicopter, known as the “Night Hunter” in Russia, is reported to be one of the best in the world, and it is capable of carrying out its missions in both day and night as well as in adverse weather conditions. The helicopter comes with a MI-28NE modification capability that allows the ship to be flown from the pilot’s cockpit and the operator pilot’s cockpit.

The delivery of the Russian helicopters to Algeria is nothing new. In 2005-2006, Russia provided Algeria with 28 Su-30MKA, 16 Yak-130 jet trainers and 185 T-90S tanks. In 2015, a contract was signed for the delivery of 14 Su-30MKA fighters in 2016-2017. The transfer of the MI-28 helicopters is the result of a bilateral agreement between Russia and Algeria.

“The Algerian military is satisfied with the quality of Russian weapons, which has proven itself well in the specific conditions here, namely the desert with its extremely high temperatures and sandstorms. So there are good prospects for continuing close cooperation in the military-technical area on a wide nomenclature of supplies,” Alexander Zolotov, Russian Ambassador to Algeria, told RIA Novosti in an interview.

Yet, while the deliveries are not newsworthy in and of themselves, the context in which they occur are worth discussing.

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Algeria, of course, is becoming concerned with increasing amounts of ISIS activity in the region, notably in Libya and Tunisia and is focusing on policing its borders with the two embattled countries as well as with Niger and Mali for that reason. The Algerian government, which has reacted quickly to terrorist threats in the past, is perhaps worried that ISIS attacks may eventually begin to take place inside its borders, particularly as a result of Western targeting of the governmental structure in the future.

In February, Algeria and Russia embarked upon a plan to deepen bilateral military and economic cooperation.

In regards to Syria, Monday April 25, 2016 marked the first official visit to Syria since 2011 by any Algerian official, signaling a growing tendency to increase ties and cooperation with the embattled nation despite the crying and screaming of the United States, EU, and NATO. Earlier, in March, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mu’allem paid a visit to the Algerian capital where the stated goal of the visit was to deepen and strengthen economic ties between the two countries.

As Ulson Gunnar writes in his article, “Washington’s Fake War On ISIS ‘Moves’ To Libya,”

Syria is not only no longer safe for IS, it has become a grave in which IS is being buried alive. This is thanks not to a successful anti-terror campaign waged by Washington and its allies, but by swift and successful operations carried out by Moscow, Tehran, and their allies in Damascus. Indeed, with IS supply lines being cut from their source in Turkey and their forces being pushed back across Syrian territory, liquidation of their assets in Syria is well underway. Likewise in Iraq, feigned US operations to stop IS have given way to an increase in cooperation between Baghdad, Tehran, and Damascus.

What started out as an attempt to divide and destroy Iran’s arc of influence across the region has galvanized it instead.

Moving the mercenary forces of IS out of the region is instrumental in ensuring they “live to fight another day.” By placing them in Libya, Washington and its allies hope they will be far out of reach of the growing coalition truly fighting them across the Levant. Further more, placing them in Libya allows other leftover “projects” from the “Arab Spring” to be revisited, such as the destabilization and destruction of Algeria, Tunisia and perhaps even another attempt to destabilize and destroy Egypt.

IS’ presence in Libya could also be used as a pretext for open-ended and much broader military intervention throughout all of Africa by US forces and their European and Persian Gulf allies. As the US has done in Syria, where it has conducted operations for now over a year and a half to absolutely no avail, but has managed to prop up proxy forces and continue undermining and threatening targeted nations, it will likewise do so regarding IS in Libya and its inevitable and predictable spread beyond.

Indeed, Gunnar summarizes much of what Algeria knows and fears in relation to IS and the NATO/Anglo-American scheme for world hegemony. For this reason, Algeria is preparing for the potential shift in the Western focus in terms of specific battlefields, moving from Syria to Libya and Westward from there.

While not earth-shattering news, Algeria’s growing fondness for the Russian bloc of nations is yet another sign of Washington’s loss of influence across the world and the increasingly bankrupt position held by the U.S. and NATO.

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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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12 Comments on "Algeria Readies Itself For Potential Western Shift In Strategy, Moves Closer To Russia, Anti-NATO Bloc"

  1. Arlene Lane | May 19, 2016 at 5:30 am | Reply

    what will eventually happen, is that most of the world will move away from the USA because of it’s war mongering to Europe and the rest of the world.

    • lightingstrikesthrice | May 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm | Reply

      Yes. And to move away from our fiat central banking system to one backed by the gold standard as Russia and China have done.

  2. Herbert Dorsey | May 19, 2016 at 11:21 am | Reply

    The Western Intelligence agencies supporting terrorism to destabilize targeted nations is well documented in “CIA: Crime Incorporated of America”. Algeria apparently has caught on and has turned to Russia for help.

  3. Egypt and Algeria should invade Libya eliminate ISIS and any other group(s) restore order and assist with the election of a new Gov.

    • lightingstrikesthrice | May 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Reply

      I agree. Just as with the Kurds and Iraqis have done in Syria. I hope the Syrians help to push out the Western/ISIS controlled northern territory of Iraq to get back their oil fields. And make a push into Isreal to oust the Rothschild’s invaded control and genocide of Palestine.

    • Andrew Pate | May 20, 2016 at 4:15 am | Reply

      That would be aggression, there is only one country who can invade another all in the name of freedom and democracy. lol

  4. The US is acting like a Manchurian Candidate, pretending to be one thing while actually being another, pretending to do one thing while actually doing another. I just don’t understand what the benefit will be to the US by fostering worse and worse terrorism in the Middle East. What good does it do to support ISIS and its horrific deeds when fostering peace would be so much more beneficial?

    • lightingstrikesthrice | May 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm | Reply

      They do not want peace unless everyone is a robotic slave to their endeavors.

    • “I just don’t understand what the benefit will be to the US by fostering worse and worse terrorism in the Middle East.”

      It’s a NWO zionist attempt to lay the ground for their demented plan for a “Greater Israel.”

    • 3 reasons: Money for its MIC, support of Israel’s Yinon Plan, and full control over the resources there…not necessarily for themselves but to have control over their use and as a weapon against their “enemies”

  5. hvaiallverden | May 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm | Reply

    Yup, the Algerians are awake.
    I hope that the locale tribes as the Tuaregs, Berbers, and so on, knows this to and is willing to fight for the lands, because this isnt and will not be confined to Libya, but will be the stepping stone for the entire norhtern africa, (AFRICOM) .

    To know that in the end its an fight against the imperial banana republic Yankestan, and to gett back your lands, and dont think this will not escalate, its already doing it.
    To know that this fight, natives is about the entrie region, all of the lands, the quest is mutch bigger than an single country, this brothers and sister is about survival of your world.
    To be free or be an slave.
    Time to chose.
    I know the lord will have mercy upon you all, its against the darkness you will stand.

    peace

    • lightingstrikesthrice | May 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Reply

      Yes the Western and NATO allies are doubling down in the NWO military industrial complex. I read a story where we are pushing into the sub saharan African nations. The evil of the ones believing in Zion is disturbing.

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