A former White House official acknowledges the reality of growing resistance to state imperialism
In a recent interesting speech in Tallinn, Estonia, former White House official Fiona Hill show At least someone in Washington has enough self-awareness to understand what’s going on in the world.
Hill admits Ukraine conflict sparked global crisis “Proxy Rebellion”, Led by Russia, against American hegemony. This is absolutely true, as many of us could tell from the very beginning of Moscow’s military offensive last spring. But this kind of kickback has a long history, and it was brought about by the United States with its own actions.
First, it must be noted that the Soviet Union, the predecessor of modern Russia, led a rebellion against American hegemony for most of its history. Especially during the Cold War, Moscow’s support was crucial to the efforts of Third World countries to overthrow centuries of Western colonialism in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The United States shoulders the responsibility of vigorously defending this colonial system. In fact, the Cold War was actually a giant proxy war between the US and the USSR over colonialism, with the US fighting to preserve the system and the USSR fighting to abolish it. Many people around the world continue to thank the Soviet Union for helping them break the colonial yoke.
The Russian Federation recently acknowledged all this in its foreign policy statement of March 31, 2023, which stated that the main foreign policy achievements of the Soviet Union were the defeat of Nazism during World War II and its success in the decolonization process The world of action in . Modern Russia states that as “legal heir” For the Soviet Union, it continued to pursue these goals. From what I have observed, having just returned from Russia and taking part in the May 9th Victory Day celebrations, the Russian people continue to cherish these achievements of the Soviet Union, the hammer and sickle red flag that is ubiquitous in every city I have visited from St. Petersburg to Yalta .
At the same time, after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States saw an opportunity to reassert the dominance of the West, largely unchecked.Although the United States calls its goal American Peace, Its methods are less about peace and more about war. Consequently, Washington wasted no time in invading and attacking other countries, from Panama (1989) to Iraq (1990), Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003) and Libya (2011). And that’s not even counting the smaller invasions and the many proxy wars and wars of terror that the U.S. launched during this period, such as in Syria, which began in 2011, and the Ukrainian coup that the U.S. helped instigate in 2014.
Russia and other countries in the world cannot compete with the powerful military power of the United States, and basically can only sit and wait. But anger and resentment grow because none of these wars were necessary or just.They are wars of choice, waged by the United States to protect what it perceives as economic and geopolitical interests, while consistently disguising its actions as “Humanitarianism.” Often, they claim that these interventions are necessary to protect the target country’s population from “Depressive”, “Cruel” or “dictatorship” regime. While Americans have largely accepted such rationales, the rest of the world has grimaced at the absurdity of patents.
In 2015, the Russian bear awakened again and intervened in Syria to repel the brutal terrorist war actively instigated and supported by the United States.
While the U.S. tries to claim that the whole world supports its actions against Russia, that is simply not true in Ukraine, and U.S. officials know it. “world“Support the US only if you exclude Latin America, Asia and Africa. These regions are home to the majority of the Earth’s population and were and are not supportive of the Americans. Many countries in these regions are tired of the US’s aggressive wars, coups and armed insurgents backed by casual meddling in their backyards, they were glad to see someone—namely Russia—finally fighting back. It broke with the U.S. over oil supplies. It also began dealing with Iran, showing that the world is tired of Washington’s meddling.
The U.S. government pretends not to see this, and much of the American public actually does not, demonstrating the ubiquity of propaganda and its ability to drown out and obfuscate reality. This again brings to mind playwright Harold Pinter’s 2005 Nobel Prize speech in which he denounced American empire, “Supported and in many cases contributed to every right-wing military dictatorship in the world after World War II,” lead to”Hundreds of thousands of people died. “ But thanks to the power of propaganda, “it never happened,said Pinter. “Even if it’s happening, it’s not happening. The United States has a fairly clinical manipulation of power around the world while masquerading as a force of general interest,” Pinter describes as “Very successful hypnotic act.”
It is time for the American people to wake up to the crimes their country has committed, and the fact that the rest of the world is painfully aware of them and is fighting back accordingly. By acknowledging this, Americans can finally begin to hold their government accountable for its actions and demand that the government stop fighting the world through gratuitous violence and instead try to engage with other nations on an equal footing to address the world’s pressing poverty, disease and environmental problems degradation. This is the only course of action that can save humanity.
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