From Ukraine to Syria; Libya to Iraq: the West has repeatedly shown itself to be an imperial entity which brings nothing but chaos, devastation and destabilization to its victims. Contrary to spreading ‘freedom and democracy’ through its geopolitical endeavours, the West’s rap sheet in the 21st century is unrivalled in its immorality and malevolence.
Considering this reality, it is frankly absurd that the Western mainstream media and NATO chiefs have been peddling the narrative that Russia is the belligerent power in the world today. Unless you have been living under a rock in the 21st century, you will have witnessed NATO and the Western establishment leaping from one horror show to the next. Starting with the 2001 war in Afghanistan, the West set the 21st century on the dangerous path of perpetual war, with the remaining 84 years looking as war-torn as the initial 16 if warmongering sociopaths are allowed to be at the helm of the Western world.
Terrorist and Neo-Nazi Tools
During a meeting at the end of June, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, condemned the belligerent policies of NATO and the wider West. Putin stated that Russia is “noticing persistent efforts by certain partners to maintain a monopoly on geopolitical dominance,” adding that the West often uses “terrorists, fundamentalists, far-right nationalists and even neo-fascists” as proxies in their imperial games.
It was clear from the very beginning that the 2013-14 Western colour revolution in Ukraine was spearheaded by various neo-Nazi forces, with many individuals with neo-Nazi ties taking up positions of power within the Ukrainian government following the coup. Andriy Parubiy for instance, one of the founders of the far right Social-National Party of Ukraine (whose flag incorporated a variation of the Wolfsangel symbol used by the Nazis, and which later became the Svoboda party), was appointed as the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine just days after the government was overthrown in Kiev. Parubiy has been Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament since April of this year, yet there has been no outcry by the presstitutes in the West.
In Syria, the West has been supporting an array of terrorist forces, laughably trying to claim the rebels were predominately comprised of ‘moderate’ forces who were only seeking democracy. We know that the rebels were predominately made up of extremist forces, with US military intelligence reporting in 2012 that: “The Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI [(al-Qaeda in Iraq)], are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.” Despite this reality, the Obama administration still took the “willful decision” to support the terrorists trying to oust Bashar al-Assad, further demonstrating the nefarious nature of US foreign policy.
McCain: The Pre-eminent War Hawk
Out of all the war hawks who currently reside in Washington, one man stands head and shoulders above the rest. From supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine; to supporting terrorists in Syria: Senator John McCain has been heavily involved in two of the most destructive wars in recent years. McCain was a major cheerleader of the colour revolution in Ukraine, repeatedly meeting one of the other founders and present leader of the Svoboda party, Oleh Tyahnybok, amongst other figures.
McCain has been a steadfast supporter of the terrorist forces in Syria, and has repeatedly called for US ground troops to be deployed to Syria. At the end of 2014, Syria’s U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja’afari, accused McCain ofillegally entering Syria in 2013 to meet the Syrian rebels. McCain was also photographed meeting with what appears to be the so-called caliph of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, around the time of his illegal visit to Syria.
Despite all the rhetoric spewed from Western politicians about their commitment to freedom, democracy, peace and the rule of law, the West has supported an array of nefarious actors across the globe that threaten freedom, democracy, peace and the rule of law. Historians of the future will not be kind to Western imperialism in the first two decades of the 21st century; with the empirical evidence demonstrating that Western aggression is the most serious threat to global stability, not Russian aggression.
Steven MacMillan is an independent writer, researcher, geopolitical analyst and editor of The Analyst Report, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.