Monday, August 24, 2015

Sergey Lavrov's Message to Washington

Sergey Lavrov’s Message to Washington

by Stephen Lendman

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is a world-class diplomat - shaming his US and EU counterparts. He represents a nation dedicated to world peace and stability. Claims otherwise are Big Lies.

Never before in history has the threat of humanity destroying nuclear war been greater. The UN Charter’s Preamble stating: “We the peoples of the United Nations (stand) determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of (devastating world) war did nothing to stop America’s endless aggression for unchallenged global dominance - heading recklessly toward WW III if not stopped.

On Sunday, Russia’s Rossiyskaya Gazeta and China’s Renmin Ribao published Lavrov’s article titled “Lessons of History and New Milestones.”

He noted the significance of last May’s 70th anniversary of WW II’s end in Europe - defeating the scourge of Nazism, followed months later by Japan’s surrender.

Russia and China suffered far more than all other nations during the war years combined. “(T)hey took the main blow of aggressors, bore the biggest losses,” Lavrov explained.

They “withst(ood) that dreadful fight and w(on) thanks to outstanding courage, self-sacrifice and mobilization of all forces” against pure evil.

Today, dark forces “falsify the history of war,” said Lavrov. Denigrating Russia and China “undermines” UN Charter principles. Defending “historical truth” is essential, he stressed.

WW II bore testimony to the importance of cooperation against major threats. “(M)utually respectful partnership (is) the only way to prevent new conflict,” said Lavrov.

“(I)n today’s uneasy international situation, which is characterized by high level of turbulence and accumulating crises, we should not forget the lessons of the past to avoid irreparable mistakes in the future.”

“The fate of the world cannot be determined by one country or a narrow group of countries. Bombardments of Yugoslavia, occupation of Iraq, chaos in Libya, fratricidal war in Ukraine clearly demonstrate what tragic consequences can departure from elementary truth entail - the striving to capture and retain global dominance at any cost, impose one’s opinion, will and values on other countries.”

Moscow and Beijing “are resolute partners of imposing one’s will on sovereign countries, including by military means, of unilateral sanctions pressure, and in general of employing the practice of ‘double standards.’ “

Lavrov pointedly directed his comments at Washington and key NATO partners at the most perilously time in world history.

Daily events should scare everyone. Imperial wars rage without end. More loom. No nation more greatly threatens world peace and stability than America - prioritizing conquest, colonization, exploitation and unchallenged control.

Peacemakers are mocked. Warmakers win peace prizes. Social democrats are shunned. Propagandists glorify war in the name of peace. Nations are destroyed to liberate them.

Things head recklessly toward the abyss. America’s rage for war may kill us all. Nuclear annihilation was never more threatening than now. 

Lunatics in Washington make the unthinkable possible. Survival depends on stopping their madness - a master plan risking world destruction.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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