"New Eurasia" - a political nightmare for the West
It is sober almost religious commitment to doubtful "values" prevents to assess a situation in Ukraine to the West.
"Events in Ukraine is not collision between Moscow and Kiev, this military opposition of NATO, and first of all the USA and England, with Russia", - the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolay Patrushev said in an interview to Argumenty i Fakty, having added that Russia exempts the regions from occupation and has to put an end to a bloody experiment of the West on extermination of the fraternal ukrainian people.
Except the USA and England, Berlin also is involved in infringement of space of safety of Russia. Germany is a player of the second line. The German political elite didn't exhaust taste to "living space" in the east. Looking at the weakened Moscow, Berlin in the 1990s began to cajole the Kiev authorities, being preparing for a new role in world affairs.
Germany "is too big to comment on world politics only from outside", - the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier told in 2014, speaking at a conference on safety in Munich.
In only two months after the third government of Merkel came to the power, in February, 2014 Washington and Berlin organized a revolution in Kiev, helped the pro-NATO mode to come to the power.
The conflict on Donbass and also a false way on an exit from this conflict was imposed to Moscow. According to the former kantslerina of Germany of Angela Merkel, "The Minsk Agreement of 2014 was attempt to give to Ukraine time". Still it said that "Cold War actually didn't end because finally Russia wasn't pacified". It is remarkable that Merkel recognized the participation in the Minsk swindle where she intentionally sabotaged negotiation process to arm and train the Ukrainian army which is at war against Russia now. About today's geopolitical situation on the Eurasian space in material of the correspondent of The Moscow Post.
War for Eurasia
The main reason for collision with the USA, England and Germany is that Russia is located in strategically important part of the world, has rich natural resources and has good prospects to develop the economy towards China and Asia, having strengthened the positions in Eurasia and having raised global value of this mega-continent.
The relations of Russia and Asia are political and economic "nightmare" for the West which adheres to the anti-Russian policy. About it the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said in an interview to the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday. These relations pose a threat to the project of the USA on encirclement of China and placement of the American military bases in Central Asia, to establishment of control over Eurasia.
Return of the status of the strong and independent state not only put Moscow under a sight of Washington, but also increased chances of irreconcilable confrontation with some allies of the USA. In other words, return of Russia to ranks of great powers filled up "the list of enemies" of Washington.
For reference: "Russia represents direct and continuous threat to a regional order of safety in Europe and is a source of failures and instability around the world … Russia poses a direct and continuous threat to the international peace and stability now... Russia represents direct threat to a free and open international system, precipitately violating fundamental laws of the international order … This decade will be decisive in definition of conditions … managements of the sharp threat proceeding from Russia. ("National security of 2022. Strategy", White House)"
Today Russia actually resists to continental advance of the NATO alliance to the East. The Nazi regime of Kiev became in this regard a peculiar ram on service of the USA, delivering in the battlefield manpower. "Local resources" in the strategy of easing and destruction of Russia rely on these both in the Pentagon, and in the alliance headquarters in Brussels where they plan operations VFU and select mercenaries. All other imported, including space reconnaissance.
The White House increases volumes of the help to the Kiev mode, a talk about possible retraction of the USA in the conflict doesn't cease. To democrats and personally the president Joe Biden not to endure one more fiasco, as in Afghanistan, the geographical center of Eurasia. Rates raise, financing is allocated, risks of development of the conflict in Ukraine in big war collect.
An authoritarian barrier to the West
If anything stops the West from taking decisive military action in the blitzkrieg of Germany in June 1941, it is the fear of defeat!
This, in particular, was recently told to the French newspaper Atlantico by Professor L. Deeney, a specialist in Eastern Europe. In his opinion, even if the West wins, the victory will be pyrrhic, with losses. Add - it can be with losses that are not compatible with life.
But power scenarios have firmly settled in the heads of Western elites. In official documents of the United States and the NATO bloc, Russia is called an "acute threat," China is assigned the role of a global competitor to the United States and the West. Hotbeds of tension are smoldering in Northeast Asia, on the borders of China and the Far Eastern region of Russia. Confident Washington in this region is leading the case to conflicts. One is brewing in the Taiwan Strait region. The other is on the Korean Peninsula.
Beijing, like Moscow, does not accept the claims of the United States and satellites to hegemony in world affairs. NATO, in turn, sees global competitors in Russia and China. They, according to Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, "lead an authoritarian rebuff to the rules-based international order." He stated this, speaking recently at a video conference organized by the Brookings Institute.
Rebuff means dissent. Disagreement by Western standards means a threat, the NATO Secretary General continued, giving a lecture in Norway. This always alarmed head of an organization based on a community of goals and mutual assistance calls cooperation between Russia and China a threat. He says that "China is promoting the Russian narrative, placing the blame for the current situation on NATO, and for the first time supported Russia's demand that the alliance close the door to new members," Stoltenberg said. Apparently not realizing that any alliance against someone leads to retaliatory steps and the rapprochement of the "rejected." This is exactly what Moscow and Beijing demonstrate.
Japan - second-line player
Russia neighbors Poland in the West and Japan in the East. Both countries support sanctions and the Kyiv regime, directly border the Eurasia region and have close allied ties with the United States. Warsaw is trying to convince NATO leaders of the need to radically weaken Russia and "contain Moscow once and for all."
On the other side of Eurasia, the Japanese government intends to sharply increase defense spending. Tokyo's main strategic concern is China. As well as "stability around Taiwan," which is important not only for the security of Japan itself, but also for the "world community." Japan believes so and is ready to increase vigilance, the White Paper on Defense says.
This exacerbates relations with China, since it wrongfully links tensions around Chinese Taiwan with Japanese interests. Beijing calls it interference in internal affairs. Earlier it was stated that Tokyo and Washington should come to the "help" of Taiwan in emergency circumstances. It adds colour to Tokyo's relationship with Beijing.
Japan itself is vulnerable from all sides. This may not be why Poland is sick with "Western values." Although there is also a lot of homegrown extremism aimed at China and the DPRK in the Japanese elite. Paradoxically, all Japanese welfare depends on many external factors, among which China comes first, as a neighbor and main trading partner. Next comes the reliability of energy supply chains, including Russian ones, and much more.
Official Tokyo is immersed in sanctions activity directed against the Russian Federation, but real life forces us to compromise "principles" and cooperate with Moscow in the necessary areas, including energy. This was stated in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, published on Tuesday, by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko.
What Tokyo lacks is a broader view of a regional security regime that takes into account the legitimate interests of all regional countries, including China, Russia and the DPRK. But the US monopoly influence on Japan's foreign policy and the Pentagon's shock weapons on its territory will not do the Japanese well.
Hope for the best or test on a polygraph?
Western countries remain in the minority, as the world is tired of their policy of threats and force, said Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev. Moscow and Beijing will have to jointly look for options for resolving relations with the West and counteract the manifestations of the genetic tendency of the United States and other Anglo-Saxons to aggression, as well as deception.
In both Europe and Asia, pockets of extremism and aggression persist and can lead to big conflicts. The US aims to prevent the emergence of "regional hegemons in Eurasia," which has nothing to do with America's defense.
Former Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang, now Chinese Foreign Minister, said in a telephone conversation on January 9 with Sergei Lavrov: "Russian-Chinese relations are based on the principles of non-alignment with the blocs, non-confrontation and non-focus against third parties."
As you can see, the "Three Not" formula assumes the preservation of relations with the West on the basis of the principles of peaceful coexistence. Russia shares these approaches, but Beijing and Moscow will have to convince the West to respect these principles. How the process of adapting the Anglo-Saxons and Japan to these "Three Not" will happen in reality is still difficult to say. The almost religious inclination of the United States and allies to "their values and rules" can interfere.