are all living in Hybrid War time. From R2P (“responsibility to
protect”) to color revolutions, from currency attacks to stock market
From judicial-financial-political-media enabled “soft” coups – as in Brazil –
to support for “moderate” jihadis, multiple stages of Hybrid War now
cross-pollinate and generate a vortex of new mutant viruses.
Hybrid War, a Beltway concept, has even been turned upside down by the conceptualizers. NATO, affecting puzzlement at the very existenceof the
concept, interprets the Russian “invasion” of Ukraine as Hybrid War.
That serves prime Hybrid War purveyors such as the RAND corporation
to take it further, peddling war game scenariosof Russia being able to invade and conquer the Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — in less than 60 hours.
And that, in turn, foments even more Western military hysteria,
encapsulated by the new NATO commander, a.k.a. Dr. Strangelove; Gen.
Curtis Scaparrotti, who made sure he would come up with a stage entrance
worthy of his predecessor, Philip Breedlove/ Breedhate.
amused at the whole conceptual circus, Russians respond with actions.
Extra deployments in our Western borderlands? No problem; here’s your asymmetrical answer. And say hello, soon, to our new toy: the S-500s.
What Hillary wants
notion that Moscow would have any interest at all to capture Baltic
states is ludicrous in itself. But with the evidence of direct
occupation of Afghanistan (the Taliban will never quit) and R2P in Libya
(a failed state devastated by militias) spelling miserable failure,
NATO badly needs a “success”. Enter warmongering rhetoric and conceptual
manipulation – and this when it’s actually Washington that is deploying
Hybrid War all across the chessboard.
occurs beyond NATO’s looking glass. Russia is way ahead of the
Pentagon/NATO in A2AD — anti-access/area denial; Russian missiles and
submarines may easily prevent NATO fighter jets from flying in Central
Europe and NATO ships from “patrolling” the Baltic Sea. For the
“indispensable nation”, that hurts – so bad.
rhetorical hysteria masks the real high-stakes game in play. And that’s
where US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fits in. Throughout her
campaign, Clinton has extolled “a major strategic objective of our
transatlantic alliance”. The major “strategic objective” is none other
than the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a NATO-on-trade complementing political and military NATO.
fact that TTIP, after the latest Dutch leaks, now runs the risk
of being mired in Walking Dead territory may be a temporary setback. The
imperial “project” is clear; to configure NATO, which already mutated
into a global Robocop (Afghanistan, Libya, Syria), into an integrated
political-economic-commercial-military alliance. Always
under Washington’s command, of course. And including key peripheral
vassals/contributors, such as the Gulf petromonarchies and Israel.
imperial “enemy”, of course, would have to be the only authentic
project available for the 21st century: Eurasia integration – which
ranges from the Chinese-led New Silk Roads to the Russia-led Eurasia
Economic Union; BRICS integration, which includes their New Development
Bank (NDB), in tandem with the Chinese Asian Infrastructure Investment
Bank (AIIB); a resurgent, still independent Iran – Eurasia-connected;
and all other independent poles among Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
is the ultimate, ongoing 21st confrontation that will keep generating
multiple, localized hybrid warfare forms – as it takes place not only
across Eurasia but across the whole Global South. It’s all interlocked –
from Maidan to the secret TTIP negotiations; from provoking China
in the South China Sea to an oil price war and an attack on the ruble;
from the NSA spying on Petrobras feeding a slow motion, legalistic
regime change process in Brazil to an EU ravaged by twin plagues; a
refugee crisis ultimately provoked by NATO’s wars (and instrumentalized
by Turkey) coupled with Salafi-jhadi terrorism also spawned by the same
with France and Germany still dithering – as in paying too heavy a
price for sanctions on Russia — Washington’s “project” counts on a
ravaged EU being a perpetual hostage of NATO. And ultimately, a hostage
of NATO on trade – because of those US geostrategic imperatives
against Eurasia integration.
implies another necessity; the conceptual war – it’s the evil Russians
who are waging Hybrid War, not us! — must be won at all costs,
by instilling constant fear into the average EU citizen. In parallel,
it’s also essential to put on a show; thus one of the most massive
US-designed military operations on European soil since the end of the
Cold War – complete with Navy and Air Force displaying nuclear
This is the new normal; Cold War 2.0, 24/7.
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