US neo-cons seek to use Ukraine to start new Cold War
22 May 2014, 18:18
US neo-cons seek to use Ukraine to start new Cold War
A conflict between the United States and Russia over Ukraine is not just feared, but desired by the American neo-cons and the Anglo-European political elite. Actually, Ukraine has always been more than an important geopolitical pivot for the US and Russia: it has been a potential tinderbox, which could detonate one day.
Answering a question about why Ukraine is so important to the US, EU and Russia, we should refer to a book by political scientist, geostrategist, and former US National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, ‘The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives,’ written in 1998, after the collapse of America’s main geopolitical rival, the USSR.
“Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia,” stressed Brzezinski, “Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.”
According to the US Eurasian geostrategy, formulated by Brzezinski, “it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus also of challenging America”. This complies completely with ‘Wolfowitz Doctrine,’ adopted in the early 1990s by American policy-makers:
“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union, or elsewhere, that poses a threat of the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to general global power,” the doctrine reads.
Brzezinski insisted that, “without Ukraine, as already noted, an imperial restoration [for Russia] based either on the CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States] or on Eurasianism was not a viable option. An empire without Ukraine would eventually mean a Russia that would become more “Asianized” and more remote from Europe”.
According to the former US National Security Advisor, Russia has the only viable choice, to become a part of Europe, otherwise it risks becoming “a Eurasian outcast, neither truly of Europe nor Asia and mired in its ‘near abroad’ conflicts”. Brzezinski suggested that a model Europe would involve a united land mass spreading from the UK to the Ural Mountains. Without doubt, opined the geostrategist, Russia’s role in the new European formation would be a secondary one.
In contrast, Vladimir Putin in 2010 presented to the EU a brand new concept of international trade and political relations: “a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” as he called it, cited by Der Spiegel. What does this concept mean for the US in the light of Brzezinski’s strategy? Primarily, it would deal a serious blow to American economic and political interests in Europe and Eurasia as a whole. Indeed, Vladimir Putin’s offer to create “a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of euros” could hardly be beaten by the US. Busying itself most of the time with exporting democracy in the form of armed coups, ‘orange revolutions’ and direct military interventions, Washington has neither the facility possibilities nor desire to strengthen the European economy and provide it with new market shares. Incredible as it may seem at first glance, the strategies of Brzezinski and Wolfowitz target any Eurasian power, including European states. The ‘Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok’ project would undermine NATO’s security basis as well. Furthermore, mutually beneficial collaboration between the EU and Russia in the long term would make the US ‘an outcast’, as it would totally lose all influence in Eurasia.
Thus, the Ukrainian crisis, provoked by the western elite, has become not just the continuation of the North Atlantic Alliance’s policy expanding towards the Russian borders, but it has also become an obstacle for Russia-Europe mutual rapprochement. The sanctions war, launched by the US and the EU, is in fact ‘a sharp knife’, hurting business in America and Europe, as Russia’s Prime, Minister Medvedev, described it in his interview with Bloomberg. Undeniably, European corporations suffer much more from the sanctions policy against Russia, than their American counterparts. Escalating the conflict in Ukraine and beginning a new Cold War, the US is solving its geostrategic plans. It seems to be trying to weaken both Europe and Russia, increase EU spending on NATO military programs and gradually establishing its comprehensive control over the energy market in Europe. Remarkably enough, Hunter Biden, son of US VP Joe Biden, has recently joined the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer. The group has prospects in eastern Ukraine where a war is underway, conducted by Kiev’s junta against Ukrainian civilians.
It may seem that the old hawk, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s prediction is starting to come true. However, the geostrategist has definitely underestimated Russia’s capabilities as a global player. The new Russia-China alliance is most likely to trigger a serious headache for the American neo-con warmongers, as it would spell the end to a unipolar, US-dominated world.