Amid pandemic, Washington escalates war threats against Russia>Washington and its NATO allies are recklessly stoking military tensions with Russia to distract from their criminally irresponsible policies on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/12/06/pers-d06.html
It is very clear from the link to Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Atlantic Council article as to why he was a, the?, leading strategist for US imperialism.
In his own twisted way he employs a multi-sided vision of warfare, encompassing military, political, social and psychological tools in pursuing what was a virulent anti-communist agenda, no matter what the cost in deaths and human suffering. Brzezinski, for all his apparent world view saw communists everywhere. In Chile, Vietnam, Russia, …. His bigotry prevented him and fellow travellers from distinguishing between Stalinists, reformists, centrists and every variety of defender of capitalism from Communism, Trotskyism.
Afghans, Ukrainians, Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, it matter little, his only criteria being the defeat of Communism and the enrichment of America.
NATO’s, that is US Imperialisms provocative present day ambitions employ equally sick, regressive acts.
But there are important differences between 2014 and the third decade of the 21 century, namely internationally the economic crisis is immeasurable more severe than just seven years ago. Barak Obama, followed by Donald Trump and now Joe Biden have intensified conflict with and within China and the Pacific region as a whole. Inter-imperialist rivalries pop up again and again in the EU and elsewhere.
The repercussions of the massive 2008 financial crash were still vigorously reverberating around the globe. And now the coronavirus pandemic, which has been allowed to sweep across whole continents causing millions of deaths, many more hardships and misery as well as havoc and mayhem in production and deliveryhas further weakened international capitalism. It has exacerbated not just nation state antagonisms but class conflict too.
In the name of defence of Ukraine’s and Turkey’s independence it, NATO, spells out the role of these pawns of NATO’s war games. These independent nation states have no say in their future other than to accept mass deaths on their soil in furtherance of imperialisms ambitions.
Only the independent intervention of the international proletariat can prevent the slide into war. Turn the imperialist war into a class war.