February 19, 2019
from Strategic-Culture Website
But in spite of this new,
more balanced division of power amongst several powers, Washington
appears ever more aggressive towards allies and enemies alike,
regardless of which U.S. president is in office.
To succeed in this
endeavor, they use a hybrid strategy involving diplomacy, military
support to allies, and economic guarantees to countries under
This imperialistic attitude has, over time, created a coordinated and semi-official front of countries resisting this liberal hegemony.
events in Venezuela indicate why
cooperation between these counter-hegemonic countries is essential
to accelerating the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar
reality, where the damage U.S. imperialism is able to bring about is
The understanding they
have come to mainly revolves around stemming the chaos Washington
has unleashed on the world.
This is what the United
States has attempted to do
with Syria, and what it intends to
do with Venezuela.
The foreign-policy decisions of Israel and Saudi Arabia have been supported by Washington for decades, for two very specific reasons:
The U.S. dollar remaining the global reserve currency is essential to Washington being able to maintain her role as superpower and is crucial to her hybrid strategy against her geopolitical rivals.
Sanctions are a good example of how Washington uses the global financial and economic system, based on the U.S. dollar, as a weapon against her enemies.
In the case of the Middle East, Iran is the main target, with sanctions aimed at preventing the Islamic Republic from trading on foreign banking systems.
Washington has vetoed
Syria's ability to procure contracts to reconstruct the country,
with European companies being threatened that they risk no longer
being able to work in the U.S. if they accept to work in Syria.
China and Russia's containment strategy in the Middle East aims to defend Syria and Iran diplomatically using international law, something that is continuously ridden roughshod over by the U.S. and her regional allies.
Russia's military action has been crucial to curbing and defeating the inhuman aggression launched against Syria, and has also drawn a red line that Israel cannot cross in its efforts to attack Iran.
The defeat of the United States in Syria has created an encouraging precedent for the rest of the world.
Washington has been
forced to abandon the original plans to getting rid of
So long as the global
financial system remains anchored to the U.S. dollar, Washington
remains able to cause a lot of pain to countries refusing to obey
These joint initiatives, led by Moscow and Beijing, are aimed at reducing the use of the U.S. dollar by countries that are involved in the BRI and adhere to the OPEC+ format.
This diversification away
from the U.S. dollar, to cover financial transactions between
countries involving investment, oil and LNG, will see the
progressive abandonment of the U.S. dollar as a result of agreements
that increasingly do away with the dollar.
But recent events to do with Khashoggi, as well as the failure to list Saudi Aramco on the New York or London stock exchanges, have severely undermined the confidence of the Saudi royal family in her American 'allies.'
The meeting between
Putin and MBS at the G20 in Buenos Aires seemed to signal a
clear message to Washington as well as the future of the U.S.
Turkey is one of the principle countries behind the aggression against Syria; but Moscow and Tehran have incorporated it into the process of containing the regional chaos spawned by the United States.
Thanks to timely
agreements in Syria known as "deconfliction zones", Damascus has
advanced, city by city, to clear the country of the terrorists
financed by Washington, Riyadh and Ankara.
Doha's move has also been
because of the fratricidal diplomatic-economic war launched by
Riyadh against Doha, being yet another example of the contagious
effect of the chaos created by Washington, especially on U.S. allies
Israel and Saudi Arabia.
A multipolar reality will prevail, where regional powers like,
...will feel compelled to
interact economically with the whole Eurasian continent as part of
the Belt and Road Initiative.
Beijing's military component has also played an important role, although never used directly as the Russian Federation did in Syria.
Washington's options vis-a-vis the Korean peninsular were strongly limited by the fact that bordering the DPRK were huge nuclear and conventional forces, that is to say, the deterrence offered by Russia and China.
The combined military
power of the DPRK, Russia and China made any hypothetical invasion
and bombing of Pyongyang an impractical option for the United
Beijing and Moscow's
skilled diplomatic work with Seoul produced an effect similar to
that of Turkey in the Middle East, with South Korea slowly seeming
to drift towards the multipolar world offered by Russia and China,
with important economic implications and prospects for unification
of the peninsula.
In both cases, the effectiveness of the two Sino-Russian resistance - in military, economic and diplomatic terms - is more limited, for different reasons.
This situation, in line
with the principle of 'America First' and the return to
the Monroe doctrine, will be the
subject of the next article...