Monday, December 05, 2016

Putin on Uni-Polarity's Failure


Putin on Uni-Polarity’s Failure

by Stephen Lendman

I can’t hide my admiration for a leader abhorring war, wanting global peace and stability, respect for rule of law principles, mutual cooperation among all nations and multi-world polarity.

Putin seeks no country dominating others, exploiting them ruthlessly, wanting dominion over planet earth, a prescription for endless wars of aggression, the American way, not his way.

If that makes me a Russophile, a Kremlin agent, I accept the characterization proudly. I condemn the horrors my country inflicts on others - so much human misery for so long.

Putin’s remarks are always straightforward, saying what he means and meaning what he says. Interviewed on Russia’s NTV channel, he said the following:

The situation is changing. I think, it is not a secret now. Everyone can see many our counterparts prefer using norms of the international law, as the balance in the world is restoring gradually.”

“The attempts to establish the uni-polar world have failed. We now live in a different dimension.”

“We, I mean Russia, always followed the understanding that while protecting own national interests we should respect interests of others. This is how we shall develop our relations with all our counterparts.”

Today, people “listen to those, whose voice is loud enough to be heard. But if this is a minor element in the international relations, then, of course, a good face is possible, but the game anyway won’t be good towards those who are not considered sufficiently big partners.”

Academic, diplomat, former prime minister Yevgeny Primakov’s “knowledge about the (Middle East let him) foresee…negative consequences from the…Arab Spring” before its emergence.

“We could not influence directly and practically development of events, or our opportunities to influence those events were rather limited.”

“Especially since key players on the international arena preferred already not to observe norms of the international law, but preferred to follow their own geopolitical interests and those were cornerstones of their practical activities on the international arena.”

Given America’s rage for dominance, and a new administration about to assume power, its agenda unknown, Putin’s view of uni-polarity’s demise may be premature, at least any time soon.

It clearly failed, its obituary yet to be written, its demise unlikely soon enough to suit millions yearning to be freed from its scourge.

I dream of living long enough to see US supremacy, its self-styled exceptionalism, its indispensable nation nonsense vanish from the landscape like a bad dream - its endless wars of aggression with it, an era of peace and stability replacing it.

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: How the 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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