Global NATO Goes for War, But Fails to Rally the World
On Jan. 20, the Global NATO apparatus will be meeting at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, to discuss how to further their task of enforcing the “unipolar world order”. This will be the third meeting of the “Ukraine Defense Contact Group” since their first gathering in April, 2022, which opened the floodgates to a massive buildup of NATO arms and activity deployed against Russia in Ukraine. Promises to deliver new and more deadly military equipment to Kiev, and to provide training on them are being issued daily, despite the futility of attempting to defeat Russia militarily – short of provoking a thermonuclear world war.
Nonetheless, an escalation is also underway on the second front, in the Asia-Pacific, with Japan de facto joining NATO. After meeting with President Joe Biden in the White House on Jan. 13, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio delivered an address on his plans to convert Japan’s Defense Forces from a “shield” into a “spear,” and to help the Western alliance “contain” both Russia and China (cf. below).
In Europe, the European Union has taken the purely provocative step of de facto joining NATO as well, as if to flaunt its intention of putting into place a war economy, and unconditionally supporting the Washington-London led confrontations with both Russia and China (cf. below). As for calls for negotiations on a settlement, in official quarters there has only been dead silence.
At the same time, another instrument of the City of London-Wall Street transatlantic financial establishment has begun its annual get-together at Davos. The self-styled elites gathered there will attempt to revive a dying system – with more “green” swindles and more military spending – but it won’t work.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, a new economic order is coming into being, based on real development for the peoples, which is the only sustainable basis for peace. India has just assumed the presidency of the G20, with Prime Minister Modi stressing the need to amplify the voice of the Global South in redesigning international governance.
The rotating chairmanship of the Group of 77, which encompasses 134 nations within the UN, was just handed over from Pakistan to Cuba. Prior to the ceremony, Pakistan’s ambassador Munir Akram emphasized the necessity of establishing alternatives to the current U.S.-dominated global financial system. In such circumstances, the influence and attractiveness of the BRICS are quickly growing, in particular in South America.
And in Africa, China’s new Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, has just completed a five-nation visit, where he discussed a number of new infrastructure projects. In his view, “our world, our times and history are changing in ways like never before. The collective rise of developing countries is irreversible.”