Will Ukraine join the Trans-Atlantic Alliance? The Trans-Atlantic Alliance has been the cornerstone of the post-World War II world order. It is a partnership between the United States and Europe. The Neoconservatives in Washington are attempting to incorporate Ukraine into NATO. Neoconservatism is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the pacifist foreign policies of the Democratic Party. Neoconservatives view America as an “empire” and define it as “indispensable and exceptional.” The neocons practice hegemony by dominating the policies of Washington, DC, and seek power and wealth by deception, unfair trade, gunboat diplomacy, and regime change wars. Neoconservatives are a part of the military-industrial complex where war is synonymous with profit. Combat is where the rich get richer and poor men die.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance among 27 European countries and 2 North American countries. NATO is committed to the principle of solidarity. In post #128, I discuss Russia’s concern about a massive military buildup near its border. Russia has no intention of waging war against Ukraine. Its concern is a substantial military presence so close to its border. Vladimir Putin, the current president of Russia, believes that NATO’s main task is to contain the development of Russia. First, the West had war-like sanctions against Russia’s interests, and now there is a military threat on Russia’s doorstep. If war breaks out, it will be the end of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance and possibly the United States. This war would be a David and Goliath war, with Russia being David.
In post #85 AMERICA’S ACHILLES HEEL, I discuss how Russia has demonstrated that it can shoot down all 32 navigation satellites that the United States uses for its eyes in the sky worldwide. Russia’s new weapon dubbed “Star Warrior” has the West worried as it can blast satellites out of orbit at heights of up to 500 miles above the earth. According to Scott Ritter, a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of the book Scorpian King, a war with Russia would be unlike anything the US military has experienced – ever. The US military is neither organized, trained, nor equipped to fight its Russian counterparts in a large-scale conflict. If the US were to fight a conventional ground war with Russia, it would face defeat on a scale unprecedented in American military history. According to Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, “Should US forces find themselves in a land war with Russia, they would be in for a rude, cold awakening.” The US is dependent on satellite communications and GPS navigation systems, which would be useless against “Star Warrior.”
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