US Empire Building in Ukraine

The US seems to believe that war will solve problems.

Time and time again we see that the solution to a problem in international relations or indeed in the internal affairs of another country is war.

There are always voices from the highest levels of the political establishment calling for more war. Right now there are senior US political figures calling for more arming of some of the players in the war in Syria. There are figures calling for sending arms to who knows who in Ukraine.

Here for example is President Obama expressing this philosophy perfectly in discussing sending more arms to the rebels in Syria:

It also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition, and the diplomatic, economic and political pressure required — so that ultimately we have a transition that can bring peace and stability, not only to Syria but to the region… (Bllomberg)

The philosophy is that “war brings peace”. But it is peace on their terms. This invariably means installing a regime (sanctioned by the appearance of democracy if possible but that is a “nice to have” rather than a

Author: justinwyllie

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