Washington’s Drive for Hegemony Is a Drive to War

“Washington kept NATO alive and made it into a mercenary army that serves Washington’s world empire.”

It was five years ago that the president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvilli, who was installed in power by the Washington supported “Rose Revolution,” launched a military invasion of South Ossetia, a break-away province under its own government. The Georgian attack killed Russian peace-keeping troops and numerous Ossetians.

The Russian military response overwhelmed the US trained and equipped Georgian army in 5 days to the embarrassment of Saakashvilli and his Washington sponsors.

Washington began the training and equipping of the Georgian military in 2002, and continues to conduct joint military exercises with Georgia. In March and April of this year the US again conducted joint military exercises with Georgia. Washington is pushing to have Georgia admitted as a member of NATO.

Most analysts regard it as unlikely that Saakashvilli on his own would violate the peace agreement and attack Russian troops. Certainly Saakashvilli would have cleared the aggression with his Washington sponsor.

Saakashvilli’s attempt to recover the territories was an opportunity for Washington to test Russia. Washington saw the attack as a way of embarrassing the Russian government and as a way of testing Russia’s response and military in action. If Russia did not respond, the government would be embarrassed by its failure to protect its interests and the lives of those Russia regards as citizens. If Russia did respond, Russia could be denounced, as it was by President George Bush, as a bully that invaded a “democratic country” with a Washington-installed president. Especially interesting to Washington was the ability to observe the Russian military’s tactics and operational capabilities.

North Ossetia is part of Russia. South Ossetia extends into Georgia. In 1801 Ossetia and Georgia became part of Russia and subsequently were part of the Soviet Union. Under Russian law former Soviet citizens have the right to be Russian citizens. Russia permitted Georgia to become independent, but South Ossetia and Abkhazia broke away from Georgia in the 1990s.

If Washington succeeds in installing Georgia into NATO, then an attempt by Georgia to recover what it regards as lost territories would escalate the conflict. An attack by Georgia would comprise an attack by the US and NATO against Russia. Despite the risk to Europe of being pulled into a war with Russia, this month the chief of Denmark’s Home Guard was in Georgia on Washington’s mission discussing cooperation between the defense ministries of Denmark and Georgia on regional security issues.

Georgia lies to the East of the Black Sea. What “regional security issues” does Georgia have with Denmark and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization? NATO was established to defend Western Europe against Soviet attack.

Finland and Sweden remained neutral during the Cold War, but both are now being recruited by NATO. NATO lost its purpose with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Yet, it has been greatly expanded and now includes former constituent parts of the Soviet Empire. NATO has become a cover for US military aggression and supplies troops for Washington’s wars. Georgia’s troops are fighting for Washington in Afghanistan and fought for Washington in Iraq.

Washington kept NATO alive and made it into a mercenary army that serves Washington’s world empire.

In a provocation to both Russia and China, the US is currently conducting military exercises in Mongolia. Troops from Korea and Tajikistan, formerly part of the Soviet Union, are also participating. Washington calls such operations “building interoperability between peacekeeping nations.” Obviously, foreign military forces are being incorporated into the Empire’s army.

Are Americans aware that Washington is conducting military exercises all over the world, is surrounding Russia and China with military bases, and now has an Africa Command? Have Congress and the American people signed off on Amerika Uber Alles? Shouldn’t Washington and the military/security complex be reined in before Washington’s aggression triggers a nuclear war?

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Paul Craig Roberts, Boiling Frogs Post contributing author, is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has been reporting on executive branch and cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. He has written or co-written eight books, contributed chapters to numerous books, and has published many articles in journals of scholarship. Mr. Roberts has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy, and has been a critic of both Democratic and Republican administrations. You can visit his website here.

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  1. Are Americans aware that Washington is conducting military exercises all over the world, is surrounding Russia and China with military bases, and now has an Africa Command? Have Congress and the American people signed off on Amerika Uber Alles? Shouldn’t Washington and the military/security complex be reined in before Washington’s aggression triggers a nuclear war? >>

    No one can rein in these forces, least of all the American people who even in their best times remained politically parochial. This is the people who being the most industrialized nation in the world have failed to create even a shadow of a labor party. As to foreign affairs, to call them parochial is a ridiculous understatement. All that the ruling class here must avoid is the Vietnam type of military adventure with mandatory army service and fatalities in tens of thousands. Just like the Roman plebs of the imperial period, the American masses prefer cheap ‘fun’ to the sublime of militarism. This is where I see the relevance of Georgians, Estonians, Azeris, Mongols, Uzbeks, and other exotic races (for the US plebs) to Nato. These “partnerships” is a modern version of Roman ‘auxiliaries’–all sort of mercenaries and non-citizens on the service of Imperial Rome. Anyway, one thing is clear: the ultra-imperialist triad (North America, Europe, Japan) is preparing for a big one. An there absolutely no force in its countries to prevent it. Even in Europe we see no pacifist, anti-Nato, anti-imperialist movement whatsoever for the first time in European history! This is a fact of enormous significance.

  2. Rose Mary says:

    I think it is time to scrap the notion of “the cold war”. Media loved to present every war as a “proxy war” against “Soviet communism”, at least “communism”. In case of Angola CIA poured into Angola “to stop Soviet”. There was no KGB in Angola 1973. Same with Chile and Guatemala. There was no “KGB” there. What they (the globalists) were fighting against was democracy. It is the worth noticing it was not “American interests” either. In case of Vietnam, it was more about keeping their puppets in power, and if possible, create demand for weapons and military expences, at the expence of the taxpayers. The globalists was expected to be the winners, people the losers.

  3. Paul Craig tells the story!

    sorry to tell you this but it isn’t a pretty picture! I mean:

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