Wednesday, July 11, 2018

TASS — Russia will always counter US 'neocolonialist strategy,' defense minister [Sergei Shoigu] vows

The US has already tested this strategy in Iraq and Libya, according to Sergei Shoigu
MOSCOW, July 11. /TASS/. Russia will always counter the US neocolonialist strategy aimed at weakening legitimate governments in other countries, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in an interview with the Italian daily Il Giornale published on Wednesday.
"The issue at hand is the neocolonialist strategy, which the US has already tested in Iraq and Libya and which boils down to supporting any, even the wildest ideologies to weaken legitimate governments," the minister said.
According to Shoigu, Russia, "which advocates equal and mutually beneficial cooperation with any countries as part of the multipolar world concept, will always be an obstacle to the implementation of such strategies."
The minister explained that the key stages of the neocolonialist strategy are weakening the legitimate leadership, staging the use of weapons of mass destruction or humanitarian disasters and the use of military force to create "controlled chaos." All that, he said, creates favorable conditions for draining countries of their wealth to the US economy by transnational corporations.
Threat to US dominance
Washington considers Russia as a threat to its global dominance, according to Shoigu.
"Russia has been regaining its strength so it is now considered to be not an ally but a threat to the United States’ global dominance," he said. At the same time, in Shoigu’s words, the West "continues its military build-up near our borders" while accusing Moscow of making aggressive plans.
In this regard, the Russian defense minister pointed out that NATO had increased the number of troops deployed to the Baltic states, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria from 2,000 to 15,000, with the possibility of a further increase to 60,000. Shoigu also mentioned a statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made on Tuesday that by 2020, the alliance planned to have "30 mechanized battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels ready to use within 30 days or less." "All this is happening right near Russia’s western borders," Shoigu stressed....
Hardly confined to Iraq and Libya.

Russia will always counter US 'neocolonialist strategy,' defense minister vows

TASS is the Russian News Agency. It is owned by the Russian Federation.

See also

The Vineyard of the Saker
Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu’s interview with Italy’s Il Giornale full version

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

Russia has the economy about the size of Italy and although it has the largest ground mass, it only has a tiny population, and as a result is completely unable to launch an invasion on Europe. Europe is overpopulated and has a massive army compared, but the US tries to paint Russia as a terrible enemy that might invade.

I have read that despite Russia' superior nuclear deterrent, the neocons believe the West could march straight into Russia and take it because they feel Russia wouldn't use their nuclear weapons because it would be MAD. Like in Venezuela, the elite believe everything is theirs for the taking and that might is right. They have murdered millions of people to get what they want; nothing is beneath them. What's so funny is how they parade themselves as the good guys, those that believe in liberal values, decency, and democracy, not the murderous psychopaths that they really are.