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The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage?

Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Brazil and South Africa are being destabilized with fabricated political scandals. Both countries are rife with Washington-financed politicians and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Washington concocts a scandal, sends its political agents into action demanding action against the government and its NGOs into the streets in protests.

Washington tried this against China with the orchestrated Hong Kong “student protest.” Washington hoped that the protest would spread into China, but the scheme failed. Washington tried this against Russia with the orchestrated protests against Putin’s reelection and failed again.

To destablilze Russia, Washington needs a firmer hold inside Russia. In order to gain a firmer hold, Washington worked with the New York mega-banks and the Saudis to drive down the oil price from over $100 per barrel to $30. This has put pressure on Russian finances and the ruble. In response to Russia’s budgetary needs, Washington’s allies inside Russia are pushing President Putin to privatize important Russian economic sectors in order to raise foreign capital to cover the budget deficit and support the ruble. If Putin gives in, important Russian assets will move from Russian control to Washington’s control.

In my opinion, those who are pushing privatization are either traitors or completely stupid. Whichever it is, they are a danger to Russia’s independence.

Eric Draitser provides some details of Washington’s assault on Russia:http://www.mintpressnews.com/brics-attack-western-banks-governments-launch-full-spectrum-assault-russia-part/215761/

of Washington’s attack on South Africa: http://www.mintpressnews.com/brics-attack-empires-destabilizing-hand-reaches-south-africa/215126/

and of Washington’s attack on Brazil: http://www.mintpressnews.com/brics-attack-empire-strikes-back-brazil/214943/

For my column on Washington’s attack on Latin American independence, see:http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/04/22/washington-launches-its-attack-against-brics-paul-craig-roberts/

As I have often pointed out, the neoconservatives have been driven insane by their arrogance and hubris. In their pursuit of American hegemony over the world, they have cast aside all caution in their determination to destabilize Russia and China.

By implementing neoliberal economic policies urged on them by their economists trained in the Western neoliberal tradition, the Russian and Chinese governments are setting themselves up for Washington. By swallowing the “globalism” line, using the US dollar, participating in the Western payments system, opening themselves to destabilization by foreign capital inflows and outflows, hosting American banks, and permitting foreign ownership, the Russian and Chinese governments have made themselves ripe for destabilization.

If Russia and China do not disengage from the Western system and exile their neoliberal economists, they will have to go to war in order to defend their sovereignty.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. bossel says:

    Wow! World War III is there & I haven’t noticed. Damned me! My perception is really lacking greatly as it seems. I also completely missed the Ebola apocalypse, which you predicted. & how quickly humanity recovered from that, to have another WW already…

  2. The BRICS are gong to have problems. They can’t or won’t disengage and if they remain engaged, they risk overthrow. They keep expecting the West to accept their submission on key issues while allowing them to remain sovereign. Bad idea.

    They under estimate the evil in Washington which will brook no competitors or even dissent. The BRICS (and the rest of the world ) need a containment strategy. Take the best the West has to offer and dump the rest.

    Western NGOs should simply be banned. Western blather about Human Rights and Democracy is complete bullshit. Look at Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the rest. Someone ought to say so, loudly.

    They don’t need to defeat the US Empire, they only need to outlast it.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  3. @bossel

    It was used to fear up the American public prior to the mid term elections. Like the anthrax scare in 2001.

    The outbreak is still ongoing. You just don’t hear about it much now.

  4. woodNfish says:

    Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS

    Yeah, well have you noticed it is doing the same thing to us, its citizens, Roberts?

  5. ” … they will have to go to war in order to defend their sovereignty.”

    No they won’t … being the ever-efficient pseudo-capitalists the West are, the war will be delivered to them. They call it the Free World for reasons that have nothing to do with Liberty … it’s marketing schtick for a free lunch.

  6. alexander says:

    Are we really that stupid, Mr. Roberts.

    Are we really that daft.

    after WWII exterminated sixty million people, and destroyed half the planet, as well as nearly all of European civilization,

    Are we really that imbecilic…to do it again.

    God help us all, if we are, Mr Roberts.

    God help us all.

  7. Singh says:

    Lol India has also had a lot of controversy created over petty things by NATO assets.

    Beef ban, temple politics, kashmir etc

    It’s just that people are waking up.

  8. @Si1ver1ock

    “Western NGOs should simply be banned. Western blather about Human Rights and Democracy is complete bullshit. Look at Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the rest. Someone ought to say so, loudly.”

    Damn straight!

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