British and Australian armies’ veteran, former deputy head of the UN military mission in Kashmir and Australian defense attaché in Pakistan
It appears that the Deep State in Washington considers it essential to deploy bombers and ships all over the world, in regions that have nothing whatever to do with it, in order to establish or maintain US military domination.
Washington’s policy of truculence in the Arctic has resulted in alienation of badly-needed allies and the firming of resolve by Russia and China to continue development of the Northern Sea shipping route.
Democracy is being defeated in many countries by the intrigues of the Washington War Machine which zooms, rolls and blasts its way from crisis to crisis, causing economic chaos and untold human misery along its blood-spattered route.
The US-NATO alliance is determined to encircle Russia more tightly, and Georgia wants to help it do so, Brian Cloughley writes.
It is obvious that the US armed forces are gearing up for a summer of confronting China, and that this is going to be effected on land, by sea, and in the air. But provocation cannot be accepted indefinitely.
There is indication of realism in Germany, because although Berlin trots out the usual platitudes about supporting NATO, a recent Pew survey notes that 69 percent of Germans want greater cooperation with Russia.
The effects of Washington’s sanctions on its adversaries have been wide as well as selective. In the case of Turkey, what Pence calls the “reckless decision” to acquire S-400s has shown Ankara that America is not an ally and cannot be trusted.
The defences are up, while the excuses are being trotted out and counter-attacks are gaining momentum. And Washington’s powerful anti-Russia lobby is delighted that Cold War Two is heating up.
In the words of the US Administration, “space is now a warfighting domain just like the air, land and sea” so it’s goodbye to a future of harmonious exploration and scientific research in the regions beyond our globe.
The fact that NATO still exists after seventy years shows enormous dedication to maintenance of an organisation that should have been disbanded at the same time as the Warsaw Pact.