By Robert Bridge
12 Apr, 2021
Since Biden’s inauspicious rise to power, the world has become littered with hotspots from Ukraine to China where a major conflict could erupt at any time. Is the US deep state desperate to make up for four warless years?
Coincidence or otherwise, the world feels like a much more dangerous place since Joe Biden formally entered the White House on January 20. Now that the ‘Make America Great Again’ bumper sticker has been removed from the US juggernaut, early indicators point to a global joyride riddled with dangerous standoffs and even full-blown hostilities that could spark the mother of all conflagrations. One of the most dangerous stops along this highway to possible oblivion is playing out right now on Russia’s doorstep.
For the average consumer of Western media junk food, the simmering standoff between Ukraine and Russia has been reduced to snack-size bites, popularly sold to unsuspecting consumers as ‘Russian aggression’. Toss away the greasy bag, however, and the more discerning shopper will discover that Moscow has in fact steadfastly supported the conditions for peace in Donbass, where a civil war has been raging for seven years between pro-Russian forces and Kiev. Meanwhile, it is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who has abandoned the Minsk Protocol, the 2014 peace treaty, while signing a decree on March 24 that practically places Ukraine on a war footing with Russia.
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Lavrov: US Unwilling to Abandon ‘Flawed Course’ Toward Global Dominance
Apr. 12, 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is persistent in its line on pursuing global dominance, but it is absolutely counterproductive in the multipolar world, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the IRNA news agency.
“The main problem, as we see it, is Washington’s persistent unwillingness to abandon its flawed course towards upholding the US’s global dominance, which was adopted in the early 1990’s following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, it is obvious to everyone that such a policy is entirely counterproductive, particularly given that the objective process of shaping a fairer, more democratic and therefore more sustainable multipolar world order is gaining momentum right before our eyes,” Lavrov said in an interview ahead of his visit to Iran.
Despite this, the US, backed by its European allies, “has been taking aggressive steps aimed at destroying the UN-centered international legal architecture and substituting it with the so-called ‘rule-based order,’” he continued.
Russia, the minister noted, does not oppose the idea of everyone following rules.
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Who needs a war in Ukraine?