“Today we are witnessing an almost uncontained hyper use of force – military force – in international relations, force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts. As a result we do not have sufficient strength to find a comprehensive solution to any one of these conflicts. Finding a political settlement also becomes impossible. We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way.”
- President Vladimir Putin at the Munich Conference on Security Policy (February 11, 2007)
"As soon as one side comes under the illusion that it is invulnerable to a strike from the other, there immediately arise both a number of conflicts and aggression... Not because America is by definition an aggressive country, but because it is a fact of life. There is no way around it. And this worries us." - Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin during a nationwide televised interview in Moscow (March 2, 2012)In my opinion, the historic comments made by Vladimir Putin at the Munich Conference back in early 2007 signaled the official commencement of Moscow's reemergence as a global leader and its belligerence towards the political West. And Vladimir Putin's comment made on nationwide Russian television in early 2012 signaled that Moscow's belligerence will surely continue for the rest of this decade. Nevertheless, ever since those powerful words were resonated around the world back in 2007, the West has not missed any opportunity to attack Vladimir Putin. Five years ago Putin verbally signaled to the West that Russia was back on the international stage as a major political player and as the long-awaited balancing power the global community desperately needed. Four years ago, Moscow crushed the Western-backed Georgian military to make its point perfectly clear. And this year Putin is back to finish some unfinished business.
Needless to say, Russia's reawakening and its political opposition to the West has not been taken lightly in capitols such as Washington, Brussels, London, Ankara and Tel Aviv. Therefore, let's not fool ourselves. Despite the reconciliatory rhetoric often expressed by Russian and American officials when they meet in public, we have in fact been in the very midst of a new cold war for some time now. I call this new political bout - Cold War II. And as we have seen recently, this newest cold war between Moscow and the West has been heating up significantly. As the global misadventures of the Western alliance brings the world to the very brink of a major war, Moscow has been drawing a clear line in the sand, and in doing so firmly defining its geostrategic parameters throughout Eurasia -
Vladimir Putin Takes Stand Against New World Order:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95cRWCzhmw0&feature=related
Back to the Future: Cold War rhetoric best-selling:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDPpCMzssNMAs a direct result of recent changes in Eurasia's political climate the destructive unipolarity of the past twenty years has gradually begun giving away to a much needed bipolar political reality. Although there was some talk about the resumption of a new cold war between the West and Moscow as early as the mid-2000s, in my opinion, the fledgling bipolarity we finally have in the political world today was physically born in the south Caucasus during the summer of 2008; during a historic time when Moscow finally decided to put an end to the West's "Great Game" in the region by resorting to military force when confronting Tbilisi's aggressive behavior.
Having thus regained its composure within eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Moscow has now began playing a major role well beyond its borders by actively defending Iran and Syria against Western, Turkish, Gulf Arab and Israeli actions. Russia is enabling more-and-more nations around the world today to tell the political West to go to hell -
Assad should tell West to go to hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjDlMTaPGD8Nevertheless, when Moscow suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly resorted to violence to stop Western encroachment in its vulnerable underbelly in 2008, and the Western world was powerless to do anything about it, this signaled the dawning of a new geopolitical era. This new political era was in essence the great geostrategic significance of that short but decisive war in the south Caucasus.
Towards the bottom of this page I have posted a paper produced by a Georgian national for the well known American think tank Jamestown Foundation. The work is called "The Impact of the Russia-Georgia War on the South Caucasus Transportation Corridor". It's main topic of concern is the new political realities of the energy transportation corridor of the Caucasus in the aftermath of the Russian-Georgian war. The paper essentially discusses what I have been saying since the summer of 2008: the war between Russia and Georgia changed the geopolitical dynamics of the Caucasus and placed Moscow directly in the driver's seat. This is a crucially important factor for us Armenians to comprehend in our attempt to better understand what is currently occurring in the region.
Thus, from an Armenian perspective, despite what the author of the paper would like us to believe, it can rightly be said that the political climate in the Caucasus today has changed in Armenia's favor. This change is essentially forcing Western powers as well as Turkey and Georgia to sit at the negotiating table with a "blockaded" Yerevan. After years of ignoring and by-passing Armenia with all their regional projects, now they miraculously want to hear what Yerevan has to say about regional matters. Gradually Moscow is preparing its playing field in the south Caucasus, and I am glad to report that Armenia today is a major player in their game.
A spiritual calling
Moscow has a political as well a spiritual, or should I dare say an esoteric role to play in international relations. I sincerely believe that Russia's existence on earth has a purpose that is both spiritual and physical. Russia, as a nation-state, has a supernatural calling for it is meant to be mankind's last front against a global menace. Russia today is the world's last hope for preserving apostolic Christianity, western civilization and the traditional nation-state. I'd hate to think where the global community would be today had it not been for the political resurgence of Russia during the past ten or so years. I'd hate to think what would have happened to the fledgling Armenian state in the Caucasus had Russia fully succumbed to the political West in the 1990s.
I predicted Moscow's organic role in curbing Western aggression around the world as far back as the early 2000s. This was during a time when Russia still seemed to be suffering from the historic debacle of the 1990s and during a time when Vladimir Putin was still biding his time by quietly operating under the radar. Today, I'm very glad to report that the Russian Federation has officially stepped-up to its historic challenge and is currently the only political entity on earth daring to stand up to the political West. Therefore, yes, Russia is doing God's work.
After about twenty years of unipolarity in the political world we are currently seeing Eurasia gradually being divided up between two major political camps: the Anglo-American-Zionist alliance and their European, Sunni Arab and Turkish friends on one side and the Russian Federation, China, Iran and friends on the opposing side. This will more-or-less be the geopolitical picture of the world for the foreseeable future, and this is the geopolitical landscape smaller nations such as Serbia, Syria and Armenia will need to navigate in.
Major powers are preparing for the possibility of a major conflict in the Middle East. If God forbid such a war commences Yerevan will inevitably be forced to choose sides. When this happens, there will in fact no options available for Yerevan. Armenia will firmly remain within the Russian camp, for that is the only way the nation will be able to survive to coming storm.
In these turbulent and unpredictable times, in these times when agents-of-influence throughout Armenian society have been diligently trying to drive a wedge between Armenia and Moscow, I want to again remind the reader of the almost biblical importance of Yerevan's alliance with Moscow. Similar to the fraternal bond that existed between the Persian empire and Armenian kingdoms of the ancient world, Armenia and Russia today are destined to be locked in a warm embrace. From an esoteric point of view, the West today is the resurrection of ancient Rome and Russia is the resurrection of ancient Persia.
Roots of Cold War II
The roots of the tension we are currently seeing develop between the Russian Federation and the West actually goes back to the early 1990s. Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia's Western "partners" never letup their pressure on Moscow. From a Western political perspective, the Cold War between the West and Moscow had in a strong sense never ended, it had just transitioned into a new, more discrete phase. During this post-Soviet phase, the political West went to great lengths to ensure that the newly created Russian state stayed socioeconomically troubled, politically embattled and militarily encircled. Coveted because it possessed virtually limitless natural wealth and because of its immense landmass and feared for its great fighting potential, the West did not want to see the revival of a Slavic/Orthodox power on the ashes of the Soviet empire. Therefore, the geostrategic intent of senior policymakers in the West was essentially to contain Russia or break it apart if possible and in doing so exploit its natural wealth.
Preventing the growth of potential competitors is in fact an old formula effectively employed by the West (London in particular) throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. To ensure their survival as a dominant political force on earth, the British quickly formed alliances against any political entity that was seen to have the potential to grow too powerful in Europe. Historically, it is no secret that London has feared Russia and Germany the most. Therefore, the West and friends managed to defeat the German empire in the early 20th century; they managed to defeat Nazi Germany during the mid-20th century; they managed to outlast the Soviet Union in the late 20th century. With a resurgent Russia now making its presence felt on the world stage again, the inheritors of the old British empire (i.e. the Angle-American-Zionist global order based in Washington) has set its eyes on Russia again.
In short, after the collapse of the Soviet Union all of the West's subsequent actions vis-a'vis Moscow was more-or-less to promote the old British formula of containing potential competitors from rising. Therefore, we should all have seen it coming.
Similar to what they had already done in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the 1990s and what they would later do in places such as Serbia, Sudan, Libya, Iran and Syria, in an effort to drive Russians out of the strategic Caucasus, Western intelligence services, via their levers in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, began backing Islamic separatist movements throughout much of Russia's southern regions. American and NATO forces also began gradually closing in on Russian borders from western, southern and eastern rims of the Eurasian supercontinent. Moreover, to exploit Russia's natural wealth, financial and political interests in the West were closely collaborating with Russia's artificially created breed of criminal oligarchs. Faced with a catastrophic political transition phase, destructive separatist movements and utter betrayal by their Western "partners", all hapless Russians could do during the early years following the Soviet Union's collapse was to sit back and watch as their great nation slowly fell apart at its seams.
The birth of a savior
As the Russian Federation reeled from the dire repercussions of this post-Soviet period, Western political interests began exploiting the massive geopolitical vacuum left by the absence of the Kremlin on the global stage. The West managed to exploit the presented opportunity by using various pretexts to establish a powerful military presence throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. This was done throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s. While the West was busy implementing its geostrategic agendas around the world as the new millennium approached, quite suddenly, as if by a miracle, things began to change. The Russian Federation had given birth to a savior.Vladimir Putin had been maneuvered into power by patriotic elements surviving within Moscow's security apparatus at the time. Therefore, during the time when Western forces had begun exploiting the historic opportunities provided by the mysterious attacks carried out on September 11, 2001 to further spread their influences throughout the world, the Russian Federation was already being set-up to eventually become its limiting factor on the political stage.
Under the very capable leadership of Vladimir Putin, Moscow quickly regained its political composure, reversed its socioeconomic plight and in recent years even began pushing back.
Several major geopolitical successes were registered within Central Asia, Caucasus, and Easter Europe as a direct consequence of Putin's rise to power in Russia. Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and more recently Serbia were all placed back into line. Moreover, Putin's Russia witnessed the flowering of an alliance between Beijing and Moscow, the creation of a new economic/political block known as BRICS and closer relations with nations such as Germany, Poland, Venezuela, Iran and Syria. By the mid-2000s it was clear that under Vladimir Putin's leadership Russia was on the rise once again and the world was noticing.
After almost twenty years of suffering major setbacks Moscow was also able to finally strike back at the West when in several days it effortlessly mutilated Georgia in the summer of 2008. As the angry Russian Bear was rampaging throughout Georgia during the month of August, all that Tbilisi's handlers in the West could do was watch in horror. This was the first major blow Moscow was able to deliver against Western interests at its very doorstep. The short but deadly war that took place between Russia and Georgia in the summer of 2008 may have changed the course of history.
As recent matters pertaining to Syria and Iran have clearly revealed, the political divide between Moscow and Washington today is nearing Soviet period intensity. A quick look at the materials posted below this commentary and previous blog entries will suffice it to highlight this tension. The alarming content of the featured news reports and various analytical assessments clearly reveal that Moscow is feverishly fortifying its Eurasian fortress and, in doing so, it is drawing a clear line in the sand. As I have pointed out during numerous previous occasions, I personally believe that Moscow will do everything in its power to help Syria and Iran survive the Anglo-American-Zionist-Wahhabist-Turkish onslaught simply because the Kremlin realizes that Syria is one of the gateways to Iran; Iran is one of the gateways to Central Asia; and Central Asia is one of the gateways to Russia's heartland. It is simply a matter of geostrategic calculations.
American "exceptionalism" or American hubris?
In recent decades Washington has arrogantly bestowed upon itself a divine calling of sorts. This self-ascribed calling has been described by various prominent Americans as"American exceptionalism". In other words, according to this self-serving mythology conjured-up by Western imperialists, the United States of America should be allowed to rule the world simply because it is... special! This exceptional hubris of a special empire may explain why Washington has felt almost an divine obligation to make and/or break nations in recent years. The following comment by Max Boot (a Russian-born Jew who at one time worked for the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal and is currently a Senior Fellow at the infamous CFR) explicitly explains, albeit in palatable terms, why the arrogant empire is engaged in wars around the world:
"The US military presence abroad has underwritten the expansionof liberty and freedom and free markets over the course of the last 60 years. It is our Army, our Navy, our Air Force, our Marine Corps which defend liberty around the world and prevent conflicts from breaking out. Their most important role is not even to fight wars; it’s to deter adversaries and prevent aggression from occurring. They have kept the peace, in large part, in places like Europe and Asia which have known nothing but war in the past, and they have allowed for the peaceful expansion of those regions, all of which has been very much to America’s benefit. The defense budget is actually very cheap by comparison with what we get for it. We’re spend now well under 5% of our Gross Domestic Product, roughly half of what we were spending during much of the Cold War. And for that, we basically underwrite global security which allows us to be the most prosperous nation in the world and benefit from this international trade of which we are much a major part."
Max BootIn other words, the bloodletting around the world is all about money (of courseAmerican money), it's all about maintaining a certain lifestyle (naturally an American lifestyle) and it's about keeping the levers of global power in one hand (obviously theAnglo-American-Zionist hand). I'd be the first to admit that I have enjoyed the fruits of the empire. However, unlike the zombified masses of this world I also recognize that the American empire became the prosperous and advanced global power that it is today as a direct result of genocide, slavery, global wars for plunder and the protection its flanking oceans provided it. America's relative geographic isolation, vast territory and abundance of wealth found within it allowed significant numbers of people fleeing from wars around the world to come to America and live the so-called "America dream".
This American dream, however, has caused nightmares for tens-of-millions of people around the world. Ironically, more often than not, those that were flocking to the United States were people from countries that were devastated by Washingtonian actions and machinations. Nevertheless, as long as the average Joe on Main Street had a day job, a six-pack at nights, sports games to watch on weekends and one or two big boy's toys to play with... the nightmares of others, including that of Americans, did not matter much. As the empire's political/financial elite pursued their global aspirations in recent decades, numerous nations around the world were broken-up and turned into failed-states and tens-of-millions of lives were ruined.
Yes, we can in America watch three thousand mind-numbing channels on our flat-screen television sets; yes, we can in America go to any one of the million malls in the country to purchase relatively affordable high-quality goods made by slave labor; yes, we can in America have access to top-quality produce picked by peasants from anywhere on earth, and all year long... I may enjoy these material conveniences just as much as anyone else but my humanity, my humility, my ideological convictions and my intellectual integrity will never allow me to either turn a blind eye or excuse or justify Washington's evil actions around the world. Besides which, as the says goes, the chickens are now coming home to roost. Despite what the corporate owned pundits in the empire want you to believe, America today is in decline and the American dream for tens of millions of Americans is fast turning into an American nightmare.
Nevertheless, instead of plunging the world into major financial crisis just so that the empire's zombified masses can feel complacent and the empire's elite can maintain their power and opulent lifestyles, I would much rather Americans tighten their belts and do without all their material pleasures and live in a world where God, country and family were respected once again.
Moreover, those who imply that the world will somehow descend into a dark-age without Washington at its head are pathological narcissists suffering from delusional fantasies of wealth, power and omnipotence. The absurd fantasy that the world will fall apart without America at the top is a self-serving lie first put forth by senior British policymakers during the moid-20th century. It is no secret that for the past century Britain has been surviving merely due to its closeness to Washington. Britain's political/economic survival today is parasitic in nature. The only thing that would fall apart if America lost its preponderance in the world is the Anglo-American-Zionist global establishment.
Ever since the British quietly handed their empire to the United States during the first half of the 20th century, the following has more-or-less been the geostrategic motto of the Anglo-American-Zionist policymakers -
Keep America in, Russia out and Germany down
When one gives this formula some serious thought everything that has taken place in the political world during the last century or so will begin making better sense. Nevertheless, unlike Zionist parasites like Max Boot and British officials, I am not blinded by material wealth or a narrow worldview to realize that Washington has become a genuine source of evil around the world in recent decades. Moreover, being a student of history I also realize that sooner-or-later large empires fall, and the larger they are the harder they fall. And due to the peculiar dangers of Western Globalism, this particular empire's eventual fall may cause the demise of many nations around the world. But it has to fall for the greater good. In fact, the American empire's destruction may be the only way to save the United States of America.
What is Washington's problem with Russia?
The United States of America and the Russian empire had very good relations throughout much of the 19th century. The two powers in question complimented each other in the geopolitics of the time. Although American students are not thought this in American schools for obvious reasons, there were in fact times in the 19th century when Saint Petersburg and Washington were closely allied against London. This genuine Russo-American alliance effectively came to an end when the British empire and the United States began merging during the late 19th/early 20th centuries. Since this historic merger, one of the Anglo-American-(Zionist) empire's perennial targets has been the Russian state. Consequently, by the early 20th century senior policymakers in Washington in tandem with British officials and international Jewry began looking at the Russian empire as something that had to be either contained or destroyed. Bolsheviks were imported into Russia and exploited towards this very purpose. And when National Socialism in Germany rose as a reaction to the rise of Bolshevism in Russia, the Anglo-American-Zionist policy implemented against the Russian empire barely a generation before was used against Germany. Thus, the Anglo-American-Zionist global order came into being as a direct result of the destruction of the Russian empire and the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Nevertheless, by the time of the mid-20th century, anti-Russian sentiments within Western political circles had grown to new heights. Then the sudden disappearance of the Soviet Union some twenty years ago provided the West with a historic opportunity to become the world's premiere hyperpower. Since the Soviet collapse, the Anglo-American-Zionist order has been busy seeking to preserve its place on top of the global food-chain. They simply do not want any new kids on the block to compete with their hegemony.
Comfortably bloated with a century of excess, the prevailing Western-controlled system-of-things in the world can only be maintained if the financial and political elite of the Western world manages to maintain its current status as the Alpha and the Omega of global affairs. Any lesser role for this gluttonous elite will ultimately cause its collapse, and they fully recognize this ominous fact. Being that Russia and China pose the only long-term global threats for them, it is rather easy to see that their main targets will be Moscow and Beijing. But because Beijing is stuck in a symbiotic economic relationship with Washington (which may in fact explain why Washington has encouraged American businesses to open shop in China during the past forty years), the West will place its emphasis on undermining the Russian state instead.
As mentioned above, the Russian Federation has been a target for the West essentially because Moscow stubbornly maintains its political independence and it controls virtually unlimited supplies of natural resources. Of course Russia's powerful nuclear armed military is also a major factor. Moreover, Russia, a Eurasian power stretching from Europe to the Far-East, is also in an ideal position to control global commerce and impact political affairs of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. To the West's dismay, the Russian Federation today may be the only truly independent political entity on earth.
While many in the world today are conditioned to believe that the West is on a noble campaign to curb international terrorism and bring "freedom&democracy" (and of course gay-rights) to the darkest corners of the world, senior officials in the Kremlin naturally realize that the ultimate intention of the Western alliance is to merely establish a foothold in the Eurasian heartland as a geostrategic measure to ensure that no regional power rises to compete with its global hegemony.
Moscow fully realizes that the "Great Game" to control the Eurasian heartland is well underway. Moscow also realizes that the Russian Federation is perhaps the number one long-term target of the Western alliance. But breaking apart Russia, which is in fact what strategic planners in the West would have liked to do, will be virtually impossible. Therefore, for Western policymakers, at the very least, Russia must be contained and/or isolated; and they have been diligently working on this by funding subversive groups throughout Russian society and surrounding it with Western military installations.
Naturally, however, there will come a time when Moscow will say enough is enough. With territories adjacent to the Russian Federation's southern regions erupting with political unrest and civil wars, that time may have actually arrived. Instead of rolling over and playing dead at the feet of Western/Globalist institutions as most nations have (to a certain degree even Armenia), Moscow is currently preparing for a possible military showdown. Moscow is revamping its nuclear forces and has been significantly increasing its military spending. If the political/financial elite of the West is not somehow made to realize that it has more to lose than to gain by attacking Russian interests around the world, mankind may witness yet another round of a world war. For our children's sake, the political West must be stopped and Moscow may be the only political entity on earth that is capable of stopping them.
But Moscow is still vulnerable
Russian society may not be as efficient or as refined or as organized as its Western counterparts, but when it comes to making war Russians are second to none. Yet, despite its martial capabilities, Russia remains a vulnerable nation. There are two ways with which the West can contain or break-apart the Russian Federation. The West can rendering Russia's nuclear deterrence ineffective through the use of modern anti-missile systems and radars and it can undermine the very fabric of Russia's diverse and at times problematic society through the exploitation of various powerful Western levers. The West is actively working on these two approaches.
Although resurgent, Russia's military apparatus today is a mere shadow of what it used to be during the Soviet period. The Russian military is going through a difficult transition period. Large segments of its armed forces continue to be equipped with outdated Soviet era weapons systems. Moreover, sociopolitically, Russia is still recovering from the chaos of the 1990s. Russia today remains very vulnerable. As a result, Moscow is placing emphasis on its nuclear deterrence; as NATO did during the height of Soviet power. As NATO-led forces and Western-instigated conflicts get closer to Russian borders, the threat of a nuclear catastrophe will become very real. The following is a previous blog entry that discusses this topic at length -
U.S. missile defense in Europe 'real threat' to Russia - June, 2011:http://theriseofrussia.blogspot.com/2011/06/us-missile-defense-in-europe-real.htmlMoreover, seeing Washington's aggressions against nonaligned-resource-rich and vulnerable nations around the world, various governments have begun developing nuclear programs of their own. Thus, what we have today is a new global nuclear arms race; and one that is in certain ways more perilous than the one that existed during the Cold War; and we can all thank the Anglo-American-Zionist alliance and friends for bringing us to this point. Nevertheless, Moscow continues to flex its muscle hoping to make Washington think twice before it makes any new moves -
Russia warns of pre-emptive strike on AMD if NATO goes ahead:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4BDbODrrwY&feature=plcp
Medvedev Goes Ballistic: Russian missiles in West's backyard?http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday#p/u/5/OI5CWfwxcJQ
US to continue surrounding Russia & China claiming it's for Iran:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th_VAUkpP7w&feature=plcp
Disregard the verbal gymnastics and political spin you are exposed to by the controlled news press in the West. The anti-missile "defense" shield is in fact an OFFENSIVE system primarily meant to target Russian missiles, not Iranian. The Western alliances has more than enough anti-missile capabilities stationed around Iran to contain absolutely any missile threat Tehran could ever muster for the foreseeable future. The Western alliance is seeking to surround the Russian Federation with military bases and missile systems to contain Russia and annul Moscow's nuclear deterrence.
The great Czar is back and it's not a moment too soon
Vladimir Putin has been the embodiment of Russian nationalism and political reawakening during the past twelve years. In recent years, more-and-more nations around the world have come to see Vladimir Putin's Russia as the last front against the Anglo-American-Zionist global order. In fact, Russia's role in global politics goes quite beyond merely standing up to the aforementioned global order. The Russian Federation today is the last front against American imperialism, NATO expansionism, Globalism, Islamic fundamentalism, Zionism and pan-Turkism. Russia may be the last hope for preserving western civilization, apostolic Christianity and the traditional nation-state.
Therefore, is is quite natural at the political West fear's Russia and seeks to either break it apart of contain it. And it is also quite natural that the West would despise Putin and diligently work towards ousting him. Putin had barely announced his desire to return to the Russian presidency when Western news agencies began their vicious assaults against him. Forget all the nonsense about "reset", what we are going to see is Cold War II at least for the rest of this decade. Putin's second presidency promises to be an eventful one. He is coming into office more-or-less pissed-off and with a long "to do" list. He has unfinished business to take care of. One of them is of course Saakashvili, who's time in office may be running out. One of the other unfinished businesses may in fact be the creation of an Eurasian Union economic pact and an alternative trade currency for Eurasia. Putin briefly mentioned this during a recent visit to China -
Putin: US feeding off global dollar monopoly (RT report):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQcgUzQlrWg&feature=channel_video_title
One of the more interesting geopolitical consequences of the post-Soviet world has been the development of closer relations between Russia and China. There is today a Sino-Russian alliance. Once enemies, the two Eurasian powers have come together in their effort to protect themselves from the serious threat emanating from the West.
Many years ago I came to the realization that the immense power the political West possesses has actually little to do with its military capabilities. Militarily speaking, the West is in fact a paper tiger. The West's immense power lies in the cultural, sociopolitical and financial levers it controls around the world. In a certain sense, the West's power lies in how the global sheeple perceive the world. Hollywood; American popular music; Western news media; US Dollar; U.N.; National Endowment of Democracy; Wall Street; Federal Reserve; Amnesty International; IMF; USAID... Deprive the West of these types of strategic levers and watch it go by the way of the Soviet Union. I realize that this is easier said that done.
Nevertheless, until the day comes when the West's "humanitarian" and "democratic" facade crumbles and its tentacles around the world are pulled back, Moscow will be fortifying its Eurasian fortress against Western advances.
We are currently seeing increased funding for weapons research, more frequent training exercises for the Russian military and faster weapons procurement. We are indeed living in troubling times. Some say were are in the preliminary stages of a world war, others say it has already commenced and that we are simply in its initial phase. What is clear, however, is that virtually the entire southern rim of the Eurasian continent is in danger today of descending into bloody chaos. If things continue to digress at this rate, a third world war is very possible. Vladimir Putin has returned to power at one of the most crucial periods in human history. I think we Armenians should all be thankful that at this troubling juncture in world history Armenia again has an ally like the Russian Federation to rely on.
The following are a sampling of news reports and geopolitical assessments that brings into light the heightened tensions between Moscow and the political West. Some of the materials featured on this page first saw light several years ago. Some of materials in question are written by independent analysts such as Steven Cohen, some are produced by Russian sources and some are disseminated by Western presstitutes. However, regardless of the political persuasion of the authors and producers, all of the materials provided on this page give credence to the claim that the unipolar world of the past two decades is gradually giving way to a bipolar reality in global politics and that we are in fact in the midst of a Cold War II.
Escobar: Al-Qaeda bogeyman gone, US bent on bugging China:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsRQYk0Yxrg&feature=plcp
China, Russia launch first joint naval exercises in Yellow Sea:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x8BPjeWt1A
'Euro-dollar failing, BRICS seek more say in IMF':http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOkoT2I3QA&feature=plcp
Russian army practices a Caspian oil war (Center 2011/Центр 2011):http://en.rian.ru/video/20110926/167145474.html
Fareed Zakaria: Russia, Putin, Oligarchs, KGB:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kS9Dcp4aEE
Fareed Zakaria: Russia, Putin, Oligarchs, KGB:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzFSms0wnps&feature=relmfu
NATO is main obstacle in US-Russia relations:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWD-dV14czo
Stephen Cohen on Russia (the segment on Russia begins at 30:45):http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9022691433457056364
Dmitry Medvedev speech on Nov. 23rd 2011:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUdIe6ciO_g
Wall St. Warmongers: US hawks howl at phantom menace:http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday#p/u/6/wnrkrjQ1gew
Russian army practices a Caspian oil war:http://en.rian.ru/video/20110926/167145474.html
War and Globalization (Michael Chossudovsky's speech):http://video.google.comvideoplay?docid=3117338213439292490#
Vladimir Putin Takes Stand Against New World Order:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95cRWCzhmw0&feature=related
China, Russia launch war games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNq1GVa9cb4&feature=related
US will start WW3 by attacking Iran: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4p1kD8CZX8
Arab Spring a western ploy to control Eurasia:http://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday#p/u/5/ZpPspY2FP8o
'West gunning for Putin as Syria face-off unfolds':http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24e4apDne5w
'No question of US backing for Russian opposition':http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEci-boH7Tk&feature=youtube_gdata
MidEast strategy: political chess, not American football:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=333sl-5if2c