Saving World From Total War
By Finian Cunningham
May 16, 2016 "Information
this week of a US missile system in Eastern Europe
is another step towards all-out global war. Despite
Western propaganda demonizing Russia, the truth is
that it is Russian military might that is actually
holding the line to prevent such a cataclysm.
States and its NATO allies are already at war
with Russia. This is not hyperbole. It is fact. The
US and its allies are
amassing weapons and troops on Russia’s borders,
and engaging in simulated attacks from various
language of “war games” in Western media serves
to diminish the disturbing fact that NATO forces are
preparing offensive strikes on Russia.
on both sides are locked on. The encounter last
month of the
US warship with Russian fighter jets in the
Baltic Sea is but one of many such close encounters
occurring almost every week. Granted, weapons have
not actually been fired yet. Nevertheless, the
weapon machinery is engaged.
Western media serve to normalize what is a balefully
abnormal situation. At the behest of Washington, the
Western countries are trying to blockade Russia with
economic sanctions. This is just another
provocative act of war.
diplomatic channels between Washington and Moscow
seem attenuated to levels as low as at any time
during the former Cold War. Russian foreign minister
Sergei Lavrov has apparently maintained a
cordial working relationship with his American
counterpart John Kerry, but apart from that
individual rapport the bilateral position
between the two powers has sunken to an all-time
manifestation of war is the US proxy conflict
with Russia in Syria and Ukraine. On the surface
there may be talk about
ceasefires and political solutions, but make no
mistake the jihadist mercenaries and the neo-Nazi
Kiev regime are nonetheless American military assets
ever-poised to attack Russia’s geo-strategic
The move this
week by Washington to activate its long-anticipated
missile system in Eastern Europe is another act
of aggression in a whole panoply of offensive
actions. US and NATO officials deny that the
Aegis system is targeting Russia, and make the
ludicrous claim that it is to defend Europe
against Iranian ballistic rockets or some other
“rogue state”. Such transparent, deceitful nonsense.
rightly dismisses Washington and NATO’s cynical
assurances. The Kremlin this week said that the
installation of the US missile system is a direct
threat to Russia’s security. Moscow said it would
take counter-measures to restore the strategic
balance of nuclear deterrence. It was no coincidence
that official Russian reports disclosed details of a
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile that could
penetrate any American missile shield to deliver a
warhead capable of destroying an area the size
of Texas or France.
This is not
irresponsible Russian bravado. It is vital that
Russia lets aggressive Washington know that any
future war moves will be met with equal or greater
force. Of course, the outcome would be an all-out
nuclear war which could destroy the planet as we
know it. But the only way of saving the peace and
the planet is for Russia to show that it has the
military might to face down any American
upgrade of Russian military power
under President Vladimir Putin is perhaps the only
thing that is holding back the push for all-out war
by the US.
face it. It is the US that is the source
of belligerence. As American political analyst Randy
Martin points out, the so-called Wolfowitz Doctrine
is the touchstone of Washington’s foreign policy.
The neocon doctrine of former Department of Defense
official Paul Wolfowitz, who served in the George W
Bush administrations, is embedded in US military
“Wolfowitz’s worldview of seeing the US as the
world’s only superpower and not tolerating any other
rival to the point of going to war, is taught in all
American military academies. It is mainstream US
what motivates Washington’s bellicose policies
towards Russia and China, adds Martin. “The US is
programed to go to war with any perceived rival
global power in order to maintain its unwarranted
ambitions of hegemony.”
says that if it were not for Russian, and Chinese,
military power the US state planners would have gone
further by now in prosecuting their war actions,
with catastrophic consequences for the world. It is
a sobering thought that, despite all the Western
media disparagement of Russia, it is actually Russia
that is saving the world from such a catastrophic
conflict – a conflict that the US alone is pushing.
Indeed, it is
averred that Russia’s intervention in Syria may have
been partly based on this bigger, far more serious
calculation. Not only was Russia salvaging the
Middle East country from Western-backed war
for regime change. Moscow’s deployment of latest
weaponry, including its sea-launched cruise missiles
S-400 anti-ballistic defense, could have been
aimed at demonstrating to Washington that it better
think twice about pursuing a wider war agenda.
we know it because of so much Western mind-numbing
misinformation, but our world is facing the abyss
of nuclear war. Russia’s military power is holding
the line from this abyss.
How can we
transcend this abysmal situation before stumbling
over the edge?
remain vigilant and strong, with a determination
to not capitulate. The
anniversary last week of the defeat of Nazi
Germany is a timely reminder of Russia’s epic
importance in thwarting international aggression.
The same fascist aggression is virulent again in the
form of American hegemonic ambitions, and just
as with the Third Reich it is Russian fortitude that
is preserving the world from Total War.
analyst Randy Martin does not see the American
public has having a decisive role in practice. In
theory, yes, US citizens need to call their
warmongering leaders to account and to elect a
democratic government – for a change. However, says
Martin, the American public are so disenfranchised,
brainwashed, beaten down, and oppressed with poverty
and consumerist psychosis, he does not see how a
mass movement in the US can be mobilized at this
point in history in order to abolish the
warmongering ruling elite in Washington.
Perhaps, it is
up to the people of Europe to take decisive action.
Growing popular discontent with European leaders who
toe the American line of aggression and sanctions
on Russia may have the potential of decisively
breaking the US-EU-NATO war front.
need to urgently wake up to is that Washington and
its European vassals in government are already
at war on Russia. There is absolutely no objective
justification for this destructive dynamic, other
than the US trying to unilaterally assert its
hegemony. That is not the policy of a law-abiding
democracy; it is a fascist power in the same vein
as Nazi Germany.
on Russia is being waged on entirely spurious
grounds of alleged Russian annexations, invasions
and expansionism. This is utter propaganda – again a
la Nazi Germany.
question is this: can Russia hold the line long
enough against US-led aggression until the people
of the world mobilize the political action
to overthrow the criminal regime that operates
out of Washington and through European capitals?