November 6, 2014
(TheAntiMedia) The backdoor assertions from foreign countries are out the window. These countries are now speaking openly about their displeasure with the United States’ destructive foreign policy. Vladimir Putin, on the 25th of October, executed his speech within the Valdai Discussion Club in front of fellow world leaders, openly discussing the United States failed foreign policy. We will go into some excerpts from his speech, and examine the validity of his claims, and worries.
“What we needed to do was to carry out a rational reconstruction and adapt it the new realities in the system of international relations.
But the United States, having declared itself the winner of the Cold War, saw no need for this. Instead of establishing a new balance of power, essential for maintaining order and stability, they took steps that threw the system into sharp and deep imbalance.”
Has the US Governments actions created an imbalance in the international community’s stability? This very well may be true! Just to name a few we have the War on Terror as a whole, War in Afghanistan, the Iraq War, US Intervention in Libya, and US intervention is Syria. These are just the face of our conflicts, this does not account for the drone wars in various country’s or the proxy wars we may be unaware of.
“The measures taken against those who refuse to submit are well-known and have been tried and tested many times. They include use of force, economic and propaganda pressure, meddling in domestic affairs, and appeals to a kind of ‘supra-legal’ legitimacy when they need to justify illegal intervention in this or that conflict or toppling inconvenient regimes. Of late, we have increasing evidence too that outright blackmail has been used with regard to a number of leaders. It is not for nothing that ‘big brother’ is spending billions of dollars on keeping the whole world, including its own closest allies, under surveillance.”
The US Government has done exactly these things. Take a look at Libya and Syria with use of force to remove a regime we don’t agree with. What about our spying apparatus the NSA, how has that been used? We do know that the NSA was spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, an ally of the United States, and for what? Possibly dirt to make sure any plan we had, with the idea of Germany’s involvement, would happen! Are we spying on even more allied nations in the hopes of having leverage to blackmail?
“In Syria, as in the past, the United States and its allies started directly financing and arming rebels and allowing them to fill their ranks with mercenaries from various countries. Let me ask where do these rebels get their money, arms and military specialists? Where does all this come from? How did the notorious ISIL manage to become such a powerful group, essentially a real armed force?”
The supply of weapons to ISIL in the beginning was widely contested, and highly ignored by media, but that’s not the case anymore. Reports continue to come out with the proof that US Government weapons continually end up in the hands of ISIL, whether it be intentional, or unintentional, those weapons are the US Governments responsibility. We are fighting a war with people we are still giving weapons too, that seems like a conflict of interest, unless your a war profiteer that is!
“As for financing sources, today, the money is coming not just from drugs, production of which has increased not just by a few percentage points but many-fold, since the international coalition forces have been present in Afghanistan. You are aware of this. The terrorists are getting money from selling oil too. Oil is produced in territory controlled by the terrorists, who sell it at dumping prices, produce it and transport it. But someone buys this oil, resells it, and makes a profit from it, not thinking about the fact that they are thus financing terrorists who could come sooner or later to their own soil and sow destruction in their own countries.”
Putin brings up Afghanistan, and the drug trade, so how much weight does this actually carry? It seems like his accusation comes to hold water quite well. Afghanistan currently produces 90% of the worlds heroin, and we are occupying that nation. Does this mean the US Government is the largest supplier of heroin in the world? I don’t know if I can make that claim, but then again the devils in the details right?
“We are well aware that the world has entered an era of changes and global transformations, when we all need a particular degree of caution, the ability to avoid thoughtless steps. In the years after the Cold War, participants in global politics lost these qualities somewhat. Now, we need to remember them. Otherwise, hopes for a peaceful, stable development will be a dangerous illusion, while today’s turmoil will simply serve as a prelude to the collapse of world order.”
What’s this world order Putin speaks of? Does he mean the order that’s preventing World War 3? Are the US Government’s actions leading us somewhere we don’t want to go? It’s only a matter of time until the rest of the world is tired of our aggressive foreign policy, and reacts to the bully in the room. Appeasement for the Germans only worked for so long, then the world got tired of their actions after many warnings. Are these countries appeasing us? Are these warnings, that our actions will eventually take us to a point of no return?
I don’t want anyone to think I am praising Russia, because I am not. They have committed actions they are not so proud of as well. When you have world leaders openly talking about American Aggression, demonizing these actions, that is dangerous, and it holds up to the light quite well. We are guilty of these actions, and if left unchecked we will pay for them. Now I do not believe this is the American people wanting these actions, it is our out of control ruling class that answers to no one. We should take these warnings seriously, and come to the realization, it’s up the American people to control our out of control Government!
If you would like to read the full transcript of Putin’s speech you can read it here.
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