London Leads the War Drive of an Increasingly Disunited NATO
Despite the “cautious optimism” surrounding the ongoing U.S.-Russia talks, nothing less than a regional or international security architecture based on the principles of the Treaty of Westphalia will prevent the world from sliding towards a new World War. That was the assessment of participants in the international webcast “A difference in leadership: can war with Russia still be averted?” sponsored by the Schiller Institute on Jan. 22 (cf. the report below). What makes the war danger very concrete is the ever-worsening state of the global financial system, which can no longer be saved from collapse – not even by the new “Green Bubble” launched by the Davos billionaire elites. Thus, it is from the center of world finance, London, that provocations against Russia and China are being engineered, for example the latest allegations of a Russian plot for “regime change” in Kiev.
However, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is no unity among NATO allies and partners on how to deal with Russia in the Ukraine crisis. The British are pursuing a confrontation strategy without consulting their allies (but are evidently counting on those same allies to actually do the fighting in their stead); Germany’ new Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other circles seek to prevent an escalation against Russia and, unlike other NATO members, will not supply weapons to Ukraine; in military and political circles in France, there is a debate about leaving the integrated command of NATO; the Norwegian government wants to prevent any non-Norwegian troops from being stationed along the country’s border with Russia. And, most importantly, the Biden Administration has entered a strategic dialogue with Russia which, if it does lead to a new security architecture, would make NATO in its present form obsolete. That is the key issue here, although it is deliberately obfuscated by the Ukraine crisis.
Certain “pragmatic” circles in Washington reportedly support talks with Russia in the hopes that it will help drive a wedge between Russia and China, and their growing economic and military cooperation. That, however, is wishful thinking. For any arrangement with Russia to be successful, the West will also have to renounce those economic policies which undermine its own stability and are fueling the drive towards war.
The derivatives bubble has now reached a monstrous $275 trillion globally. The effort to sustain it with a Green New Deal run by the same bankers who created the monster, would result in mass depopulation worldwide and destroy the industrial potential of advanced countries — but it would not prevent the bubble from bursting. The alternative is to cooperate with at least Russia and China on implementing true development programs around the world.