Undeterred by massive budget deficits from wars,
a falling economy, and financial bailouts, the U.S. government has managed to
start a new cold war with Russia. Last Friday, the Russian military announced
that it was developing a new generation of ballistic missiles in response to
the U.S. government's decision to deploy ballistic missile defenses in Poland
and the Czech Republic.
The "peace dividend" that the Reagan-Gorbachev accord provided has
been squandered by an arrogant American government seeking world
In 2002 the Bush regime unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile
Treaty that the U.S. government signed with the Soviet Union in 1972. This
treaty stabilized the "mutual assured destruction" that prevented
the two military superpowers from initiating war, thus averting a nuclear holocaust
for 30 years.
When the Soviet government released its Eastern European "captive
nations," the U.S. government promised not to recruit the Baltic and
Eastern European countries for NATO membership. The U.S. government
pledged that NATO would not be brought to Russia's borders. There
would be a neutral zone between the Western military alliance and
Russia. The American government broke this promise as quickly as it
could, bringing former constituent parts of the Russian empire into
the American empire.
Last October, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff,
went to Lithuania to give a guarantee to the Baltics of U.S. military intervention
in the event of a Russian attack. Like the British guarantee that Chamberlain
gave Poland in 1939, a guarantee that precipitated World War II, Mullen's guarantee
is worthless unless the U.S. government initiates nuclear war with Russia in
defense of the tiny Baltic republics, which would be wiped out by the radiation
The U.S. has tried to incorporate the Ukraine and Georgia, constituent
parts of Russia for centuries, into NATO. To clear the way for NATO
membership, the Bush regime encouraged the American puppet ruler of
Georgia to cleanse provinces, attached to Georgia by Stalin, of
Russians in order to end secessionist movements. When Russian troops
drove the American and Israeli trained and equipped Georgian army out
of the Russian parts of Georgia, the U.S. government lied that Russia
had invaded Georgia.
This malevolent lie was too much for the Russians and too much of the rest
of the world. It was plain to all that the U.S., an aggressor state striving
to encircle Russia with bases even to the edge of central Asia, had initiated
a war that it then blamed on Russia. After Afghanistan, Iraq, Bush's defense
of Israel's 2006 criminal attack on Lebanon, and Bush's false claims of an
Iranian nuclear weapon, few, if any, countries any longer believe pronouncements
of the U.S. government. The U.S. is regarded worldwide as an aggressor state
that lies through its teeth.
This means that unless China decides to play the U.S. and Russia off in
order to emerge as the sole world power, there is no one to finance
America's side of the new cold war that the U.S. government has created.
The only other way Washington can finance a new arms race with Russia is
to cancel Social Security and Medicare and repudiate its massive foreign debts.
If Washington were to do this, the likely result would be revolution at home
and isolation internationally.
For decades Washington has prevailed because the U.S. dollar is the
reserve currency. It is the world's money. This advantage allows
Washington to purchase almost every other government. There are
governments all over the world, from Europe to Egypt, from Ukraine to
South Korea to Japan, that are owned by Washington. When Washington
speaks of spreading freedom and democracy, Washington means it has
purchased more governments to do its will.
These purchased governments do not represent their people. They
represent American hegemony.
Now that the Great Hegemon is bankrupt and its economy is collapsing,
thanks to unbridled greed, American influence is waning. The U.S.
dollar cannot survive the massive red ink that the U.S. generates.
When the dollar collapses, the image of a strutting Washington as "the
world's only superpower" will evaporate. The evil that is the
American government will find itself at war with its own people and
those of the rest of the world.