Saturday, April 10, 2021

Russia ‘would really not want’ Cold War 2.0 — Pepe Escobar

The Beltway was always fond of describing the late Andrew Marshall – who identified emerging or future threats for the Pentagon and whose proteges included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz – as Yoda.

Well, if that’s the case, then Chinese national security supremo Yang Jiechi – who recently made shark fin’s soup out of Tony Blinken in Alaska – is Double Yoda. And Nikolai Patrushev – Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation – is Triple Yoda.

Amid current ice-cold US-Russia relations – plunged into their worst state since the end of the Cold War – Triple Yoda, discreet, diplomatic and always sharp as a dagger, remains a soothing voice of reason, as demonstrated in a stunning interview by Kommersant daily. 
If there is a Cold War 2.0 there will be at least a de facto military alliance of Russia and China, and likely a sharing of technologies. That would be a strategic nightmare for the Western bloc, especially if Iran is brought into the Eastern bloc. Needless to say, the ensuing arms race would make the previous one look tame, as robotics, AI, space weaponization, electronic warfare, cyber war, hypersonic aircraft and missiles, etc. come online. The only ones profting from this would be the MICIMATT (Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex). And this is the direction that things are going.

See also

Ukraine’s NATO fantasy is a suicide pill in disguise; military action by the alliance against pro-Russian forces would be crushed
Scott Ritter, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, served in General Schwarzkopf's staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991 to 1998 served as a chief weapons inspector with the UN in Iraq.

1 comment:

Peter Pan said...

There is a cold war. Must the defense budget hit 2 trillion to make it official?