Political economist and former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, says that WW3 has already begun….
It just hasn’t materialized into a shooting war yet, between the U.S. and BRICS countries like Russia and China.
BRICS countries are under attack by the U.S. with their social, political and economic structures being constantly undermined.
Russia and China have the most to lose. Their economies are based on the western model and not necessarily independent, as during the communist era. Their ruling class are western educated and are implementing policies mainly derived from the West. Their countries are being set up for economic plunder.
If they don’t act soon to disentangle themselves from the West and come up with an alternative to the corrupt pseudo-capitalist system, then they may have to go to war to keep their societies functioning.
When the Berlin Wall came down over a quarter of a century ago it marked the beginning of the end of communism. The world never thought to come up with an alternative.
Instead the world clambered over itself to go with the alternative capitalism system, not realizing that it was being transformed into a wealth extracting tool by the neocons and their banker friends.
World War III Has Already Begun
But how long before the phoney war stage turns hot?
Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Brazil and South Africa are being destabilized with fabricated political scandals. Both countries are rife with Washington-financed politicians and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Washington concocts a scandal, sends its political agents into action demanding action against the government and its NGOs into the streets in protests.
Washington tried this against China with the orchestrated Hong Kong “student protest.” Washington hoped that the protest would spread into China, but the scheme failed. Washington tried this against Russia with the orchestrated protests against Putin’s reelection and failed again.
To destablilze Russia, Washington needs a firmer hold inside Russia. In order to gain a firmer hold, Washington worked with the New York mega-banks and the Saudis to drive down the oil price from over $100 per barrel to $30. This has put pressure on Russian finances and the ruble. In response to Russia’s budgetary needs, Washington’s allies inside Russia are pushing President Putin to privatize important Russian economic sectors in order to raise foreign capital to cover the budget deficit and support the ruble. If Putin gives in, important Russian assets will move from Russian control to Washington’s control.
In my opinion, those who are pushing privatization are either traitors or completely stupid. Whichever it is, they are a danger to Russia’s independence.
Eric Draitser provides some details of Washington’s assault on Russia here.
And of Washington’s attack on South Africa here.
And of Washington’s attack on Brazil here.
For my column on Washington’s attack on Latin American independence, see here.
As I have often pointed out, the neoconservatives have been driven insane by their arrogance and hubris. In their pursuit of American hegemony over the world, they have cast aside all caution in their determination to destabilize Russia and China.
By implementing neoliberal economic policies urged on them by their economists trained in the Western neoliberal tradition, the Russian and Chinese governments are setting themselves up for Washington. By swallowing the “globalism” line, using the US dollar, participating in the Western payments system, opening themselves to destabilization by foreign capital inflows and outflows, hosting American banks, and permitting foreign ownership, the Russian and Chinese governments have made themselves ripe for destabilization.
If Russia and China do not disengage from the Western system and exile their neoliberal economists, they will have to go to war in order to defend their sovereignty.