Tuesday, January 5, 2016

World War III Nearing Reality by Erick San Juan

World War III Nearing Reality by Erick San Juan

From the article of Paul Craig Roberts, Why WWIII Is on the Horizon – The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this constraint on Washington, neoconservatives declared their agenda of US world hegemony. America was now the “sole superpower,” the “unipower,” that could act without restraint anywhere in the world.

The Washington Post neoconservative journalist Charles Krauthammer summed up the “new reality” as follows: “We have overwhelming global power. We are history’s designated custodians of the international system. When the Soviet Union fell, something new was born, something utterly new–a unipolar world dominated by a single superpower unchecked by any rival and with decisive reach in every corner of the globe. This is a staggering new development in history, not seen since the fall of Rome. Even Rome was no model for what America is today.”

The staggering unipolar power that history has given to Washington has to be protected at all costs. In 1992 top Pentagon official Undersecretary Paul Wolfowitz penned the Wolfowitz Doctrine, which became the basis for Washington’s foreign policy.

The Wolfowitz Doctrine states that the “first objective” of American foreign and military policy 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 [to US unilateral action] on 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 generate global power.” (A “hostile power” is a country sufficiently strong to have a foreign policy independent from Washington’s.)” (Posted at Paul Craig Roberts website Dec. 28, 2015)

This policy by the US to maintain the status quo and avoid the ‘re-emergence of a new rival’ has actually gave way to other countries to subscribe and promote a multi-polar world. And it seems that US military via the Pentagon is quick to brand any country disagreeing with Uncle Sam as ‘hostile power’ and will launch a regime change in the name of democracy (demo-crazy?).

In Wolfowitz Doctrine, it justifies the foreign and military policy of the US to be everywhere in the world through the establishment of military bases and employing economic hitmen to ensure that a rival will not emerge. This could also be the reason why alliances are made in favour of the US. Leaders kowtowing to Uncle Sam remain while those against were eliminated or overthrown.

But the emergence of China and the possible re-emergence of Russia are actual threats for the US that is why the pivot to Asia was launched. And in our case, our leaders are wittingly (or unwittingly) being part of this plan by the US and in the process, like a magnet, we are attracting Uncle’s enemies.

It has been said time and again by pundits that the pivot to Asia by the American troops was a move to encircle and contain China and Russia. But now these two countries are bound to help each other.

According to reports, “China hailed Russia’s updated security strategy which spoke positively of Russia-China ties. Incidentally, the document names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time.

The new national security strategy document of Russia has said the US, in seeking to maintain unipolar dominance over the world, is counteracting Russian domestic policy.

“The network of US biological military labs is expanding on the territories of countries neighboring Russia. Russia’s independent foreign and domestic policy has been met with counteraction by the US and its allies, seeking to maintain its dominance in world affairs,” it said.

The new security document approved by Putin also lists threats from NATO and other "colour revolutions”.

The document describes those involved in “colour revolution” as “radical social groups which use nationalist and religious extremist ideologies, foreign and international NGOs, and also private citizens” who work to undermine Russia’s territorial integrity and destabilize political processes.

The document says that the United States and the EU have supported an “anti-constitutional coup d’etat in Ukraine”.

China, has also, in the past, warned against attempts to destabilize the country through ‘colour revolutions’.” (Source: http://thebricspost.com)

The scenario of alliance building – Russia and China and the US with its allies in the region, seem to have a pattern and the same scenario in the past two world wars? And the news of global economic collapse, the world is really heading towards the third world war. Are we ready? Unfortunately, our country is being taken for a ride with the unlimited telenovela of the 'pul-politicos' day in and day out.

With the ‘last two minutes’ (so to speak) of the Aquino administration, every move pertaining to foreign policy seems to be a move just to save face, like in joining the AIIB. A move that was perceived to appease China after what the youth did (Faeldon’s group) that sailed and stayed for a few days in the Kalayaan Group  of Islands.

They are calling for a united more patriotic move to get what is ours from the Chinese. Sadly, this call is in vain, united for what? Was this operation really came from their own volition?

That is why, like a broken record, for the nth time, unity means having a single ideology, a call to all Filipinos to be united under an ideology that reflects our being a true PINOY.

 Wake up guys before it's too late!

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