JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: DOES THE WEST REALLY BELIEVE IT CAN BREAK OR DESTROY RUSSIA? NO BUT IT IS VERY MUCH TRYING TO HURT OR HOBBLE IT – WHY?   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN PRAVDA

 

“Does the West really believe it can break and destroy Russia?”

 

No, of course, it does not believe that.

But it very much is confident that it can hurt and embarrass and perhaps even, to some extent, hobble Russia.

These are very dark and unpleasant men who actually run American foreign policy – the so-called Deep State.

They include the many psychopaths working at the CIA and Pentagon, and they are resentful that Russia has in any way blunted their efforts at “full-spectrum dominance, everywhere,” as its effective acts did in Syria and in Ukraine.

The US has been on a rampage through much of the world for at least 15 years, killing at least a couple of million people, creating millions of hopeless refugees, and destroying perfectly well-running societies.

It is all related to the dominance in Washington of the Neocons, an influential group that believes America should openly and unashamedly use its power to dominate, leaving behind preferences of fairness and balance.

The Neocons are particularly focused on Israel, and they believe that such an aggressive America is Israel’s best hope for surviving and thriving. The arguments also have some appeal to others in Washington who understand that the world is rapidly changing now. America’s extraordinarily privileged position after WWII (the time of the “American Dream” advertising slogan) with all competitors flattened is over.

Others now are growing and competing and challenging economically, and they are not going away. Many in Washington see a more aggressive and demanding approach to foreign affairs as buying time and perhaps new advantages against its relative decline. So, there is a tight bond with the Neocons, a group whose narrow interests (essentially Israel, a country with the population of Ecuador) distort the world greatly now. The Neocons also necessarily see Russia as a potential block to some of their plans – hence, all the hostility towards Russia.

It is a very dangerous time.

Posted March 31, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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