USA GOVERNMENT FURIOUS WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA FOR STANDING UP AGAINST THE USA GOVERNMENTS BULLYING AND DESTRUCTION OF SMALL NATIONS

USA GOVERNMENT FURIOUS WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA FOR STANDING UP AGAINST THE USA GOVERNMENT'S BULLYING AND DESTRUCTION OF SMALL NATIONS THAT REFUSE TO BE USA PUPPETS

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter claims Russia and China are challenging something he describes as the “international order.” What he really means is that Russia and China refuse to bend the knee to US domination and hegemony.

History weaves a continual story of the rise of empires and their subsequent fall, under pressure of growing resistance to their writ by peoples and countries held in their grip. This is simply because regardless of language, culture or religion the need to be respected, free, independent, and to live with dignity is universal and unquenchable, and as such long recognized as human rights. Empire, by definition, represents the denial of those rights, and as such have always been a source of conflict.

Something that all empires have in common is that when challenged they deploy not only military force and intimidation in response, but also a narrative painting themselves as the side whose rights are being violated, with those resisting depicted as a threat to peace, security, and the natural order of things.
What US and Western ideologues such as Mr. Carter and his colleagues - chief among them the notorious neocon Victoria Nuland - cannot get their heads round is that the cause they serve so faithfully and passionately - US supremacy – is ignoble, unworthy, and unjust. More significantly, it is a cause and a reality that has underpinned a world of chaos and conflict, involving the destruction of nations, societies, and cultures, responsible for the suffering of tens of millions of human beings at the same time.

Afghanistan is a failed state. Iraq is a failed state. Libya is a failed state. The global South in its entirety has seen its natural economic, social, and political development retarded over decades, reduced to a subordinate role as repository of the natural and human resources required to feed the hyper and unsustainable consumption of the United States.

Challenging this state of affairs, struggling to end the injustice it describes, is not a case of “saber rattling,” as Mr. Carter claims, it is an absolute necessity in order to stem the deepening instability and proliferation of terrorism caused by the determined attempt of US hawks and neocons to exploit the terrorist atrocity of 9/11 to reshape the world in their own image by force.

In a recent speech riddled with half-truths, untruths, and downright lies, the most offensive part is where the US Defense Secretary tries to conflate the threat posed by ISIL with Russia and China. “Terror elements like ISIL, of course, stand entirely opposed to our values. But other challenges are more complicated, and given their size and capabilities, potentially more damaging,” he said.

ISIL, also known as ISIS and Islamic State, is a product of US policy in the Middle East since 2003, when along with its UK ally it unleashed a disastrous war on Iraq, subverting international law and the United Nations in the process. The end result of this war and subsequent occupation was the destruction of Iraq and the destabilization of the entire region. It was out of this destabilization that ISIL emerged.

Worse, US efforts to meet the threat of the medieval butchery and barbarism of ISIL over the past year and more have been self evidently ineffective and insincere, driven as Washington has been by efforts to effect regime change in Syria. Those efforts have only succeeded in prolonging the most brutal conflict the world has seen in decades, pushing Syria perilously close to the abyss, while precipitating the worst refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War.
Russia’s intervention in the Syrian conflict, on the side of the country’s legitimate and sovereign government, has done more to hurt ISIL in a month than the US and its allies managed in over a year. It is therefore a gross insult to infer that Russia and ISIL belong in the same breath. In fact, it is an outrageous lie that demands retraction.



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