Encircling Russia: The Risks of an “Accidental” World War Increasingly

The United States has surrounded Russia with its military bases and is continuously whipping up anti-Russian hysteria near the borders of the Russian Federation. This was announced on November 30 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting with participants in the annual scientific and educational program of the A. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund "Dialogue for the Future."

The fact that we are accused of exercises conducted by the Armed Forces of Russia on their own sovereign territory, those countries that are pulling on our borders, including troops and military machinery in huge quantities from overseas, and the fact that the United States surrounded us from all sides with its military bases is probably already facts that any schoolchild knows. And nevertheless, this hysteria is constantly being whipped up

- Lavrov emphasized.

He also added that the West's desire to maintain its geopolitical leadership is in conflict with the current state of affairs and modern trends in global development.

The attempt of the West to preserve its hegemony at any cost contradicts the objective course of history, because there is China, there is India, there is Brazil, there are centers of growth in Africa, and in the countries of Latin America and Asia. A multipolar world order is taking shape, with several centers of economic growth and political influence. And to ignore this objective tendency means going against the natural course of history. We will advocate that the entire multilateral process concentrate on finding agreements and consensus solutions

- noted the head of the Russian foreign policy department.

Thus, it turns out that the increasing pressure from the West on Russia is dictated primarily by Washington's fears of finally losing its geopolitical leadership. And in full accordance with the well-known maxim "the best defense is an attack", the United States is trying to transfer the fight to the enemy's field. Namely: to scatter as closely as possible the space around the Russian borders with our own nuclear missiles and military bases.

What is the US “big plan”?

Today, many words are said that the concept of a unipolar world is already outdated, this is recognized by analysts and experts, as well as high-ranking officials. policy and diplomats. Nevertheless, one should take into account the fact that in addition to countries looking to a future without American hegemony, there is also the United States itself, which perfectly understands what is happening and is desperately looking for a way out of this situation. And don't underestimate them. Without a doubt, the best specialists are now working in the United States to solve the problem of the impending geopolitical defeat: military, economists, political scientists. And it is already clear that the solution they are trying to work out will be complex, that is, lie at the junction of various spheres.

As it becomes clear from the new concept of American foreign policy pursued by the 46th President Joe Biden, Washington plans to compensate for the loss of geopolitical influence, or at least slow down, primarily through new military blocs, the expansion of existing intelligence associations and the formation of strategic alliances. The creation of AUKUS, an attempt to expand the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and form the Quadripartite Security Dialogue (QUAD), is a prime example. Moreover, it is important to note that the Anglo-Saxon factor plays a key role in all these organizations. Great Britain, Australia and to some extent Canada - each of these countries is involved in one way or another in at least one of the American initiatives.

Thus, it is likely that one of the points of the US plan to preserve geopolitical influence may be the practical implementation of the concept of uniting the Anglo-Saxon countries into a single federal or confederal state. After all, the territorial expansion of the state at all times was considered one of the simplest options for strengthening its foreign policy positions. The United States and Great Britain are already extremely close today, and today only the lazy is not talking about the Americanization of culture in Foggy Albion. As well as the fact that Britain's exit from the European Union was associated primarily with the desire to get as close to the United States as possible. That is why London is constantly playing the role of first violin in the Washington orchestra of anti-Russian propaganda in Europe. After all, the whipped-up hysteria is not only about the movement of troops within the Russian Federation, which, by the way, in no way concern the United States or Great Britain, but also widely disseminated cases designed to tarnish Russia's reputation in the international arena. The scandalous "Skripal case", accusations of theft of vaccines and involvement in the migration crisis in Belarus - all these are examples of how Russophobic rhetoric is brought to the fore on the international agenda. Moreover, regardless of how real the facts underlying it are. It is worth recalling that in none of these cases is there a decision even by a British court, let alone an independent judicial body. Yet it is all part of a larger hybrid war plan that the collective West is waging against its adversaries, in this case Russia.

Why does the United States surround Russia

The XNUMXst century is a time of hybrid wars and pinpoint provocations. Suffice it to recall the number of indirect conflicts that have been unfolding across the globe in recent years. And the tensions that regularly arise at the Russian borders through the efforts of the United States is also an example of a hybrid attack. Although, despite this, it carries a very real threat.

The Russian Federation is experiencing certain concerns about the fact that large-scale exercises are being conducted near its borders, including unplanned ones, as was the case quite recently in the Black Sea, when strategic bombers carrying high-precision weapons were flying 20 km from our border. there may also be nuclear weapons. This all poses a threat to us

- emphasized Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 30 during his speech at the plenary session of the investment forum "VTB Capital" "Russia is calling!

The goal of encircling Russia by the United States is quite understandable: Washington, accustomed to solving its problems in the course of armed conflicts and facing the threat of losing influence, is actively preparing for war. First of all, as one of the options for shifting the pendulum of geopolitical influence in its direction. Russia, being officially declared an enemy of the United States, is viewed by the American establishment as the main pole of power along with China, not only preventing Washington from finally reigning as a world hegemon, but on the contrary, undermining its position every year.

And although the risk of a direct clash between Moscow and Washington through the latter's efforts is now second only to the peak of the Cold War, it is still important to remember that the purposeful escalation of border tensions in itself increases the likelihood of a military conflict. During the Cold War, the USSR and the United States more than once found themselves on the brink of a nuclear conflict due to technical or human errors. Today, when the situation is once again heating up through the efforts of our Western partners, the risks of an “accidental war” that can turn into a world one are again increasing many times over.

Risks of an "accidental" world war

Despite the growing tension and practically open preparation for various scenarios of anti-Russian provocations, including the Black Sea and Baltic provocations, it is important to understand that the problem is not only that Washington can deliberately create a provocation near the borders of the Russian Federation, but also in the fact that the level of training of the American military contingent and the state of military equipment is obviously such that further sharp escalation may arise due to the banal negligence of the performers. So, on December 1, the head of the Japanese Ministry of Defense, Nobuo Kishi, put forward a demand to stop the flights of American F-16 fighters in his country. The reason is the dumping of the outboard fuel tanks of a combat aircraft in a densely populated area in the north of the Japanese island of Honshu, one of which, according to media reports, fell just 20-30 meters from a residential building. According to TASS with reference to the Kyodo news agency, for the sake of this incident, the minister even called an emergency meeting and made a presentation to the American military leadership.

However, the Pentagon, as one would expect, went into a deafening refusal and reported that the notorious fuel tanks had been dropped at a considerable distance from settlements. And the Japanese, in their opinion, obviously dreamed, as in previous times: F-16s, piloted by American pilots, have already dropped fuel tanks on Japanese soil twice: in 2015 - not far from Aomori Prefecture and in 2018 - into Lake Ogawara. And the point here is not only that the dropping of objects on Japanese territory by American military aircraft after the well-known events of 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is perceived extremely negatively. The fact of such sloppy behavior, moreover, on the territory of an ally of Washington, in itself raises serious questions, including for Russia, whose borders with enviable consistency attract American planes conducting overflights and exercises. And what will happen if the American F-16s do something similar to the recent Japanese incidents, but already at the Russian borders? What if it turns out to be not a fuel tank, but a bomb? And who will be responsible for the consequences that, given the electrified geopolitical environment, can be extremely unpredictable?

After all, as recently as October 24, it became known that the US Air Force, as part of the exercises conducted in case of war with the Russian Federation, sent F-16 fighters to the American airfield closest to the Russian borders, located on Shemya Island - RIA reports with reference on Forbes expert David Ax. Thus, the American military is actually purposefully deploying its military aircraft near the Russian borders, not at all hiding that their goal is to practice actions in the event of a military conflict with Moscow. Moreover, each of their flights to the Russian borders could potentially end in a very real conflict. Alas, this is the price of geopolitical adventures - a desperate attempt by a fading empire to maintain international positions. And here the United States, which does not take into account any risks in order to achieve its goal, shows its true face. After all, even being on the verge of collapse in the late 1980s, the USSR did not unleash a single war. On the contrary, he only withdrew the available troops from East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia - thousands of tanks, aircraft and other military equipment, as well as hundreds of thousands of soldiers, not counting civilian personnel.

Today, all, absolutely all of these countries: the GDR, which joined the FRG, and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, which fell apart into two states, and Poland and Hungary, are included in NATO, despite all the West's promises of detente. And the United States has already come close to the Russian borders, threatening to deploy nuclear warheads in Poland, which was part of the Internal Affairs Directorate, in which direction it is understandable. Obviously, this is the key difference between Moscow and Washington. Indeed, even as it disintegrated as a state, the USSR strove for peace. The United States, faced with only a banal loss of influence, is already ready to unleash a world war.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 December 2021 09: 55
    Einstein said "I do not know with what weapon a person will wage the third world war, but the fourth will be with a stick and a stone"

    Then the printing press for the US money will certainly not be needed. And the shelf life of canned food is not so long, if not stored in perpetual mezlot. But there you need to be heated with something.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 December 2021 12: 53
    The risk of an "accidental" war in the concentration of NATO troops in the regions bordering with the Russian Federation, around the enclave of the Kaliningrad province, for example, and in a possible conflict with the use of tactical nuclear weapons similar to those used by the Sshasovites in Iraq with depleted uranium.
    The creation of military bases along the perimeter of the Russian Federation creates a threat from different directions and makes it difficult to concentrate on the main thing. A simultaneous attack by the Russian Federation from different directions increases the likelihood of success, requires from the Russian Federation more conventional and tactical weapons of medium and short range, and this all requires resources and undermines the economy.
    The growth of the economy of China, India and other government entities automatically reduces the share of US GDP in the world.
    As if the concept of a unipolar world is not outdated, and to paraphrase V.I. Lenin in relation to today's USA - they will never “fall” if they are not “dropped”. Therefore, they will fight for their dominance to the last opportunity, and such opportunities are far from being exhausted, and the upcoming summit of “democracies” is a vivid example of this. This is no longer a bloc policy, but the beginning of a global reorganization of the world and the management system, which is several orders of magnitude more significant than the PRC's global initiatives. The success or failure of the scam conceived by the Sshasovites will largely depend on the joint actions of the so-called. rogue countries and primarily from the PRC and the Russian Federation.
    1. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 2 December 2021 22: 10
      Brevity, sister ..... wink
  3. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 2 December 2021 14: 40
    The fact is that America's "business circles" do not understand that their regime is crumbling. They think that they need to wait it out, and everything will resolve by itself.
  4. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 December 2021 15: 51
    If you cleanse the material you read from the husk of our traditional narcissism, a question remains in the residue, to which a detailed answer is not given in the article.
    Namely, what is the threat to Russia from this environment, and what specific goal does it pursue?
    So: the West is pushing us from the given lines of defense of Russia to its borders and irreversibly occupies the border territories with its military infrastructure on the principle of a ratchet. Back - only through the war.
    This is not enough - the West is creating a kind of "air and sea bridgeheads" in the immediate vicinity of our decision-making centers, striving to increase their number and potential. Striking from them will minimize the time of its application.
    I think that the immediate goal of all this is to maximize the range of simultaneously possible options for operations against our decision-making centers on the use of strategic nuclear weapons. The purpose of this abundance is to trick and confuse us in the process of striking, and yet overcome the defense.
    The distant goal is to create around us a "wall of hatred" and a "wall of weapons" attached to our head. These walls isolate us from the world and strangle Russia with it.
    Even in the process of successful implementation of these goals by the West, we will lose our last friends and geopolitical partners, as a hopeless player in the international arena
  5. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 December 2021 18: 19
    Therefore, our protracted expectation from the President of steps that "break" the unfavorable development of the situation for Russia is quite justified.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 12: 04
      The President ate little porridge. For 20 years, the economy and the Armed Forces have not prepared for the next redistribution of markets.