Antony Blinken’s Rule-Based Order Includes Ukrainian Nazis and Targets Russia

During his visit to the United Kingdom in the first week of May, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken left no doubt that
he is following in the footsteps of his most recent predecessors, as a proponent of classic British geopolitics, and as an advocate of the “Special Relationship” between the two countries. In a press conference after meeting with British For eign Minister Dominic Raab on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting, Blinken paid homage to Winston Churchill who had laid the foundation for the relationship in his “Iron Curtain” speech of March 1946 in Missouri.

The alliance is focused, according to Blinken, on addressing the “threats to the international Rules-Based Order [RBO], and to democratic values and human rights.” The United States has no closer ally, no closer partner than the United Kingdom, and I am very glad for the chance to say that again here today.”

In response, Raab spoke of the G7 as an “alliance of democracies”, committed to “counterbalance the autocracies of China and Russia.” and “protect the multilateral system.” This formulation is particularly false, as the RBO they claim to
be protecting is in reality a unipolar world, in which military muscle and illegal sanctions are used to defend the interests of the City of London and Wall Street, over and above the sovereign interests of the nations of the world –which is hardly a “multilateral system”.

Preceding the G7 preparatory meeting, Blinken’s State Department escalated their attack on Russia, issuing a memo which fully endorsed the charges from the MI6 leak sheet, Bellingcat, that Russian GRU operatives were responsible for the explosion at a Czech ammunition depot in 2014 and announced new sanctions in response (cf. SAS 17/21).

Following the G7 discussions, Blinken went to Kiev, to announce U.S. and NATO support for Ukraine in the face of continuing “Russian aggression” against the country, promising more military aid in particular. His visit came several days after a march of Ukrainian far-right nationalists, to honor the 77th anniversary of WWII Nazi military division Galician SS, in which Ukrainians had been involved in murderous ethnic cleansing during the time of the Nazi occupation.

Such forces were part of the so-called democratic groups pulled together by then Vice President Joe Biden to conduct the Maidan Square uprising, which toppled then President Yanukovic in February 2014. Key to that operation was the notorious Victoria Nuland, who has now been number confirmed as number three in State Department and who accompanied Blinken on his trip. After the regime change coup, members of pro-Nazi militias in Ukraine were integrated into the defense and security forces of the country, and have played a leading role in the military confrontations with ethnic Russians in Ukraine’s eastern republics.

Antony Blinken has maintained complete silence about the role of these neo-Nazis, and so have his counterparts in the major EU countries.

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