Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Seymour Hersh has described in detail America’s underwater terrorist act in sabotaging Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines, which also affected the EU economy. This is further substantiated by Jim Rickards, former CIA and Pentagon advisor, who is categorical that US President Joe Biden ordered the Nord Stream attack.
Mick Wallace, Irish politician and former member of the EU, tweeted on February 20, 2023: “This is Joe Biden President of the US who the European Union likes to describe as a ‘like minded partner’ – Would the EU like Joe Biden investigated for the reckless sabotage of Nord Stream Pipeline which was an act of Terrorism?”
Interestingly, Elon Musk has squarely blamed Victoria Nuland, US undersecretary of state for political affairs, for the escalation of the war in Ukraine by instigating Ukraine to attack Crimea; this woman has also been lecturing India who to befriend and where to import arms from.
Russia wanted the United Nations to investigate the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines but the UN is America’s lackey and the UN Secretary General António Guterres grateful to the US for his second term in office. So, the response to Russia was to avoid speculation about the responsibility for the sabotage and that the UNSC is in no position to verify such claims. On the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, Guterres blandly said, “It is high time to step back from the brink”, but he can hardly dare to advise the US to stop fuelling the war in Ukraine.
Mick Wallace, Irish politician and former member of the EU, asks in a tweet, “Would the EU like Joe Biden investigated for the reckless sabotage of Nord Stream Pipeline which was an act of Terrorism?”
Returning from his recent 5-hour trip to Kiev, US President Joe Biden was gung-ho in Warsaw declaring “we stand strong”, which must have brought smiles to the Taliban in Afghanistan where the US forces were routed leaving behind weapons and equipment worth $92 billion. The Taliban has also been demanding the release of the frozen money in the Central Bank of Afghanistan. But the US had worked out the economic terrorism of the world decades ago by de-linking its own currency from its gold reserves. That is why despite the highest external debt in the world of over $31 trillion ($94,188 per capita), it still dishes out economic largesse or sanctions and arbitrarily freezes Central Bank funds of countries it is targeting.
The UNHCR is on a media blitz asking for donations for Ukrainian refugees, one post reads, “Right now, families in Ukraine are having their lives torn apart and are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. We’re on the ground in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to provide assistance for people who have fled their homes. You can help us help those who need urgent support. Please donate.” India has been at the forefront of sending aid to war-torn and disaster-affected countries, as well as ones facing an economic crisis. India even aided quake-hit Turkiye, which has been siding with Pakistan and will continue to do so under President Erdogan.
Over the past one year, America’s Biden Administration has committed some $28 billion in military assistance to Ukraine but its earthquake aid to Turkiye (NATO member) was pathetic and none to Syria. The question also is why did the UNHCR not launch such donation campaigns when the US-NATO bombed and invaded scores of countries over decades, devastating those countries and their populations? The answer is simple – white skin matters. That is why Elon Musk has branded the US media (read America) “racists”.
Many American scholars and strategists have penned that by expanding the NATO and NATO deployments on the borders of Russia, the US posed an existential threat to Moscow – a practice that continues to be vigorously pursued to date. Moreover, Russian attempts for talks before operations began were deliberately rebuffed by the US. America’s designs have been further exposed by former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who recently disclosed that his efforts to broker a ceasefire in the early stages of the war in Ukraine (March 2022), with both Russia and Ukraine agreeing to concessions, were “blocked” by the US and its Western allies.
The US has always thrived on warmongering, in addition to assisting the rise of terrorist organisations and using them as proxy boots on the ground. This is what America is doing in Ukraine and it does NOT want hostilities to cease. The Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, installed by Washington in Kiev, is an outright US puppet who has no hesitation in prostituting geopolitically for America at the cost of Ukrainian lives and destruction of his country.
So, the US-led NATO continues to fuel the war with constant supplies of arms and ammunition – upping the ante gradually. Western tanks are being supplied, training of Ukraine forces in Britain and elsewhere has been expanded and the provision of modern fighter jets to Ukraine is under active consideration. Yet, things are certainly not going as per Washington’s plans. According to the latest ground reports, Russian forces have encircled and trapped some 12,000 soldiers of the Ukrainian Army in the Bakhmut/Artyomovsk region and OSINT reports indicate Zelenskyy has been informed that rescue would not be possible. But for the US everything is hunky-dory till the last Ukrainian is standing and dollars continue to fill American coffers.
A new development is China questioning why it should not assist Russia militarily when the entire West is arming Ukraine? At the same time, China has offered to mediate a ceasefire and proffered a 12-point peace plan, which has been rebuffed by Joe Biden. The US is showing the ‘red-eye’ to China and warning of consequences in case Beijing provides military aid to Moscow – which is quite amusing. Despite the strings of US-EU economic sanctions against Russia over the past one year, the International Monetary Fund has predicted Russian economy to fare better than the economies of the UK and Germany during 2023.
On the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, the EU has imposed a new set of sanctions against Russia, which Moscow has said will make no difference. The hypocrisy of the EU is more than evident from the fact that European countries continue to indirectly buy Russian crude refined outside Russia including in India. Moreover, the use of alternate currencies to the US dollar for trading between countries is catching up and would gain momentum as Washington’s economic terrorism continues.
By all indications, the US would want South Asia to become Middle East/West Asia 2.0; as destabilised, with America reaping the benefits strategically and economically. It is no secret that the US-led West has been supporting Pakistan as a counter to India. The current resurgence of Khalistanis is not the brainchild of Pakistan alone but has the support of the US, the UK and Canada.
The recent US resolution supporting Arunachal Pradesh as part of India is only mollycoddling which fools none; although hyped by the Indian media – the same way as the ‘American version’ of the war in Ukraine. At the SCO Summit in Uzbekistan in September 2022, China distributed maps showing Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh part of China and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) part of Pakistan. So, why does the US pass a resolution supporting ‘One India’ – why Arunachal Pradesh alone?
But the US would not support ‘One India’ because of its love for Islamabad despite Pakistan sitting in China’s lap. There is no secret that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) removed Pakistan from its ‘Grey List’ at the behest of the US. Now Syed Salahuddin, chief of Hizbul Mujahideen and US-designated global terrorist, is roaming in the open in Pakistan. But the US has nothing to say, leave aside taking him out with a drone because the US and Pakistan are “partners” in terrorism. Factually, America’s ‘Rule-Based Order’ is nothing but a ‘Rogue-Based Order’. The Biden Administration would love an India-China war and assist India the way it is helping Ukraine.
-The author is an Indian Army veteran. Views expressed are personal.