Thu. May 26th, 2022

US President Joe has declared an objective of fomenting coup and regime change in Russia, suggesting that Putin “cannot remain in power.”

Worldwide, this has raised criticism as the US has invaded far more countries, and that this is provocative and not the way to encourage coming to the table for negotiation for de-escalation.

The White House has been left to clarify that this is a misinterpretation of Biden’s statement.

Or better – another dangerous misstatement, perhaps?

Some have pointed out that facts on the ground show the US so far has only made moves for the escalation of the war, sanctions and divisions, and provisions of billions in arms over the years, while ignoring the Minsk peace agreement and US and NATO promises.

Subterfuge and biolabs

Faced with many instances of alleged inability to focus, the US president is further confronted with mounting calls to investigate son Hunter Biden, whose laptop had been found to contain emails showing him receiving compensation from the Ukrainians, sitting in the Board of widely considered corrupt Ukraine oil enterprise Burisma Holdings Ltd., and having arranged millions for the US biolabs.

These biolabs that were admitted by Victoria Nuland, former US ambassador to NATO and now State undersecretary for political affairs, after many denials, to contain illegal and dangerous pathogens, but which the US refuses to explain in detail.

Hoping to debunk before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee senior member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), growing claims that there are chemical weapons labs in Ukraine, Nuland strongly suggested that there at least in most part, truth to the allegations by Russia and China.

Her admission went as far as admitting that Ukraine has “biological research facilities”.

Nuland’s answer visibly stunned Rubio, interrupted her as soon as he realized the damage she was doing to the American cover-up by telling the truth and forced a segue to a lead by the senator that she instead affirm that if a biological attack were to occur, everyone should be “100% sure” that it was Russia who did it.

Grateful for the life saver, Nuland took the senator’s cue and said he was right.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has earlier asserted “The U.S. has 336 labs in 30 countries under its control, including 26 in Ukraine alone.” For its part, its Russian counterpart claimed “Russia obtained documents proving that Ukrainian biological laboratories located near Russian borders worked on development of components of biological weapons.”

Russia surviving sanctions

How is the US claim that the “world is with us” vs Russia? Possibly, in a world where a US State Secretary Madeleine Albright can say “500,000 dead Iraqi children is worth it,” even where another US State Secretary Colin Powell dramatized the excuse for war against WMDs, or weapons of mass destruction, were faked.

Along with massive inflation at home, Biden decided to use up the US strategic petroleum reserves as he sanctions gas and oil from Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

Worse, his approval rating has fallen to four out of 10 Americans, according to a Reuters Ipsos poll, just as the US enters November elections, a potential catastrophe for the Democrats, especially with Trump sniping nearly daily.

Japan refused to halt their joint development of oil with Russia. India has flat out declared they will buy oil from and trade with Russia and is counterattacking on social media. China and Pakistan, Israel and Brazil, among others, still will trade with, and refuse to simply condemn Russia, taking the stance that for peace and stability, a holistic approach covering the security concerns of all parties, including Russia’s, has to be addressed.

Poland, Georgia and Moldova intelligently refused to be platforms for direct participation; the major African nations also refused to align with the US demand. Saudi, Qatar and OPEC, meanwhile, refused to increase their oil output despite UK and US pressure.

The UK and the US supported mercenaries joining the war, then condemned Russia for considering allowing the same. Syrian and Serbians bombed by the US are volunteering to join Russia.

Unintended consequences? The SWIFT clearing system banning and confiscation of reserves of Russia was decided by the European Union’s Ursula von der Leyen and Biden with his cabal of neoconservatives, without consulting the Federal Reserve or Treasury, and against the advice of the world’s and US’ top finance experts and Wall Street.

(From left) US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Collage by IDSI

End of the petro-dollar?

Yes, this move did damage the Russian ability to transact, but it also broke all the rules of sovereign currencies and deposits. It is already causing massive shifts in the world’ monetary system, unseen in a hundred years, as the world cannot trust the dollar to be a reserve or transaction vehicle any more than necessary.

Saudis, the linchpin of the US dollar’s world’s currency reserve status, are now considering selling oil for Chinese yuan. China, Iran and Russia will start trading without the US dollar or euro and will start their own internationalized clearing systems.

As a counter to banned SWIFT transactions, Putin has demanded that purchase of their gas by the EU has to be in rubles and use the Russian clearing system by April. If successful, this will internationalize the use of the ruble.

The same is being considered for those wishing to buy Russian and Ukrainian wheat and other food and mineral essentials, which many countries are dependent on.

Oil and gas sanctions? Prices are so high; Russia and OPEC are profiting much more per volume. And the EU needs to continue buying from Russia because there is no immediate alternative. Germany, and other parts of the world are being driven into a second recession just after a pandemic.

They will have to deal with millions of refugees, not with the US. Short supplies and soaring prices of basic items mean poverty will increase around the world, even starvation in some countries.

US Sanctions on Russia backfires

All this is not due to the war since Russian and Ukrainian economies are small percentages of the world GDP, but to US sanctions.

All because the US for decades refused to consider the security concerns normally considered between power blocs, on the belief that Russia is too weak to do anything, and that it can be crushed as an independent power.

Has Germany and Europe not seen through the Americans yet? The US wants to keep them weak and dependent on its purse strings, so that the it can remain the sole superpower in the world.

Sports, music and the arts are now weaponized by the US and the EU.

They have required Daniil Medvedev, 26 years old, one of top tennis players in the world, to attack his own country, not just to not play under his own flag. Other athletes and whole teams in different sports federations such as the FIFA, UEFA and the Olympics, are being banned.

Valery Gergiev, one of the world’s top conductors, has been asked to leave by the Munich Philharmonic.

The US has pulled out all stops against Russia, and is creating a dangerous polarization through forced alliances, which have proven to be part of the cycle when entering world wars.

The mechanisms for returning to harmonious living are being dismantled as the US and the EU ignore UN decisions against invasions and use UN rulings when it suits them. In the last decade, they have withdrawn from or ignored the missile treaties, those on chemical warfare, nuclear proliferation, biological weapon and other conventions.

The have selectively used the UNCLOS or the UN Convention on the Laws of the Seas the ICC or International Criminal Court, and more.

Newspaper reporting the annexation of the
Republic of Hawaii in 1898. American exceptionalism
has fueled American expansion through
the ideology of manifest destiny.

This refusal to observe defining worldwide conventions, is manifestation of unilateral American exceptionalism, the idea that the United States is inherently different from other nations, and is leading to a continuous world war.

Originally, its proponents argue that the values, political system, and historical development of the U.S. are unique in human history, often with the implication that the country is both destined and entitled to play a distinct and positive role on the world stage.

However, it has lost its positivity.  As of November 2019, it is estimated that since 2001, the United States spent anywhere from 6.4 trillion dollars for wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan alone.

The report, from Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, also finds that more than 801,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting.

What has emerged is a self-serving rules-based regime that is now giving way to a new world order, optimistically in favor of peace, or as the Chinese would have it, a shared humanity under a multi-polar world.

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