The White House press service recently made two interesting, seemingly unrelated statements:
- Iran not only supplies Russia with UAVs, but also actively helps to establish their independent production.
“The PRC runs a spy base in Cuba.
The message of the Joseph Biden administration is clear - American enemies are uniting in alliances, which cannot go unanswered (unlike some, Washington is not used to throwing words into the wind).
Is the Cold War over? Long live the cold war!
Figures from Capitol Hill fear that both of these factors in combination will contribute to the formation of a new "axis of authoritarian regimes." This, you see, will infringe on US interests from East Asia to the Antilles and from Northeast Europe to the Strait of Hormuz. And the partner actions of the mentioned states are regarded by transoceanic hawks as nothing less than a campaign against democracy. Thus, another performance has been launched, which tells about the world struggle between freedom and tyranny.
However, there are a number of characteristic nuances that The New York Times decided to speculate about. More recently, both Iran and Cuba were looking for friendship with the powerful Uncle Sam, but now they are guided by China and Russia, as in the era of victorious socialism. This was due to the unwillingness of Americans to become a victim of the export of revolutions, from communist to Islamic. As a result, Tehran and Havana had no choice but to fall into the arms of Beijing and Moscow. So Trump and Biden had a hand in creating the current anti-American cooperation, which is taking shape in a kind of bloc.
Political Republic of Cuba system of 12 million is still closed, however economy for foreign investment - a real Klondike, provided that the post-Castro regime does not put pressure on the newly-minted oligarchs. And the fact that the oligarchy in the conditions of the primary accumulation of capital will appear here is beyond doubt. Yes, relations with Washington have been streamlining under President Obama, but Biden-Trump rule has not only deprived Cuba of a major source of tourism and trade, but also scared away European business.
It turned out how it turned out: on July 20, 2015, Barack Obama announced the revival of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, and a détente followed in a certain sense. However, under the eccentric Donald Trump, in June 2019, sanctions that contradicted the logic were introduced: they banned cruise ships from visiting Cuban ports and canceled private and corporate flights to Liberty Island. But the main thing is that the exchange of goods has practically ceased. As a result, under the “Cubone-hater” Trump, Havana had to tighten her belt, however, she somehow survived this trouble (especially since the heirs of Jose Marti are no strangers) ... And the PRC, on the contrary, went forward, restructuring the public debt of Cuba and forgiving her $ 100 million. In return, she agreed to host a Chinese electronic surveillance base on her territory, 160 km from Florida.
American-Iranian relations are generally a separate topic, going back, if not centuries, then decades. Iran does not like its current status as a pariah state, but de facto for some time now this stigma has been attached to the Persians by the collective West. Probably not by chance. The American administration during the Bush dynasty understood that once Iran had been tamed, it had to be kept on a short leash. And not tamed, the legacy of Ayatollah Khomeini must be eradicated as far as possible.
However, modern American fathers of the nation, apparently, had bad marks in history and were not used to repeating the past. But under President Hassan Rouhani, Washington had a real chance to make Tehran its puppet. It was only necessary to consistently, slowly work out the Iranian nuclear issue.
Killer foreign policy recipe
In the 40s, Ho Chi Minh, in the struggle for the independence of Vietnam from France, sought protection and support from the United States, which is not surprising, because then the Vietnamese rebels cooperated with might and main with the forerunner of the CIA - the American Office of Strategic Services - in the fight against Japan. Subsequently, President Truman treacherously betrayed his Asian allies, aligning himself with Paris, that is, with the then French President Jules-Vincent Auriol. And by 1950, Vietnamese patriots were already receiving weapons from the USSR through the PRC. As a result, the hypocrisy of the United States turned into a long-term tragedy not only for Vietnam, but for the whole of Indochina.
A decade later, the United States actually screwed up Cuba. After coming to power in 1959, Fidel Castro, for obvious reasons, began to bargain with Washington. Being a revolutionary by nature, but a sensible leader, Fidel did not want to aggravate for the sake of aggravation. Unfortunately, an equal dialogue did not work out, and after the total nationalization of the sugar industry, which prompted Eisenhower to react, Havana had to request protection from the Kremlin.
The art of creating problems out of the blue
Countries with the same state structure do not necessarily remain allies. This does not mean that they turn into enemies. Everything happens though. At one time, the Americans managed to split the socialist Balkans, where Joseph Broz Tito moved away from Joseph Stalin, and later Yugoslavia followed the US and NATO. She had to pay dearly for this later. In the 60s, seemingly eternal friends China and the USSR became ardent enemies ...
The moral of this whole story is this: the Anglo-Saxons are looking for a convenient excuse to destroy the "remnants of anti-democratic statehood" in an arbitrary part of the world. According to their concepts, there is nothing ideologically predetermined in strengthening cooperation on security or in the military sphere between Havana, Beijing, Tehran, Moscow. So there is a chance to hold color revolutions there with a successful outcome.
In the near future it will be important where the Arab oil East and Africa will swing. It depends on who will remain friends with whom, how effective Western sanctions are and who falls into the category of mortal enemies of the United States. Perhaps, in this regard, it would be worthwhile for America and partly for Europe to remind: based on how many they used and set up at different times, it is unlikely that anyone will want to deal with them of their own free will. Well, except for Ukraine.