Friday, June 17, 2016

US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III

US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III

by Stephen Lendman

The above is the subtitle of my edited and contributed to book on Ukraine, its nation one of numerous US-created flashpoint parts of the world risking WW III. Others include:

  • Eastern European Baltic and other countries provocatively infested with increasing numbers of US-led NATO combat troops close to Russia’s borders;

  • Obama’s increasing military footprint in Asia, threatening China;

  • Libya and other parts of North Africa;

  • America’s drive to recolonize Latin and Central America;

  • endless US aggression and occupation of Afghanistan, threatening Central Asia, especially Russia; and

  • the Middle East, notably Syria; more below on Obama’s war to destroy its sovereignty, wanting it transformed into another US vassal state.

Today, without exaggeration, is the most perilous time in world history. Ongoing events should scare everyone. Nothing during Cold War years matched current dangers. 

Madness replaced MAD. High-level bipartisan neocons infesting Washington risk the unthinkable, none more ruthlessly dangerous than war goddess Hillary Clinton - possibly America’s next president. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.

The definition of insanity needs revision. It’s far more serious than repeating the same mistakes, expecting a different result. It’s gambling with life on earth, its possible extinction, believing achieving world dominance is worth the risk.

Media reports indicate dozens of mid-to-high-level State Department officials urged “targeted military strikes” on Assad’s government.

A memo called for “a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed US-led diplomatic process” - barely stopping short of recommending and likely escalating to full-scale shock-and-awe war, similar to how Washington raped Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

The New York Times said memo signatories “have been involved in (US) Syria policy over the last five years…including a Syria desk officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to a former deputy to the American ambassador in Damascus.”

They lied, blaming Assad for bombing civilians and ceasefire violations, US-supported terrorist groups entirely responsible - while maintaining the myth of “civil war,” involving nonexistent “moderate rebels” at war with his government.

Claiming “(t)he status quo in Syria will continue to present increasingly dire, if not disastrous, humanitarian, diplomatic and terrorism-related challenges” ignored Washington’s full responsibility for regional wars, related violence, chaos and human misery.

Throughout over five years of conflict, The Times and other media scoundrels turned truth on its head, willfully misreporting, suppressing what’s most important to explain. 

Obama and Hillary Clinton as secretary of state bear full responsibility for launching naked aggression against Syria, a nonbelligerent country, flagrantly violating international law - using ISIS and other imported terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers.

With less than five months before November elections, it remains to be seen how much more involved Obama might be willing to get before a new president succeeds him.

Separately, possible East/West confrontation remains a major world destabilizing factor. On June 14, NATO said if cyber attacks target one of its member countries, its Article V “collective defense” provision may be invoked - requiring all 28 Alliance members to respond aggressively against the accused attacker.

Despite no verifiable proof, NATO alleges Russian hackers copied thousands of Hillary Clinton State Department emails, obtained from her unsecured home server - possibly equating it to cyber-attacking America, requiring a collective NATO response if Washington demands it.

If Clinton succeeds Obama, will the unthinkable follow? US war with Russia or China represents the greatest potential threat to life on earth - why preventing her election is so urgent.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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