In February 2007 during his famous speech at the 43rd Munich Security Conference Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the course of American foreign policy, providing a thorough analysis of the devastating consequences of US interventionism and its negative impact on global security.
President Putin also denounced the unipolar model as unacceptable, impossible and contradictory the core values of modern civilization: "This is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within," he warned, pledging his commitment to a multi-polar world.
American publicist Mike Whitney underscored that President Putin's candid observation left a deep impression on US policy-makers, who believed that by prevailing in the Cold War the United States became the only super-power in a new "Washington-centric" global system. "Now they knew that Putin would never dance to Washington's tune," the publicist stressed.
So far, the United States has signaled it is going to deal with this "problem" by any means necessary, including economic sanctions, a Washington-backed military coup in Ukraine, a conspiracy to crash oil prices, an attack against the ruble and a proxy-war in Donbas region using neo-Nazi fighters.
Numerous false flag operations aimed to discredit the Russian president and to drive a wedge between Moscow and its European partners are also being used by Washington in order to shake up Russia's political system, the publicist pointed out.
"Now the Pentagon is planning to send 600 paratroopers to Ukraine ostensibly to "train the Ukrainian National Guard," a serious escalation that violates the spirit of the second Minsk 2 and which calls for a proportionate response from the Kremlin," noted Mike Whitney, stressing that "the US has no red lines when it comes to achieving its strategic goals."
The publicist reminded that the United States has repeatedly used similar tactics putting pressure on Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria and countless other nations to get them to "march in lockstep" to the directives of the White House.
However, regardless of this pressure, Russia has withstood NATO encirclement and Washington's attempts "to loot Russia's natural resources" as well as to change the configuration of international security by implementing elements of the US nuclear capability in Europe. Resisting further eastward expansion of NATO, Russia has also blocked Washington's Asia pivot strategy aimed to undermine the Russian Federation, encircle China, maintain control over Eurasia's resources flow and establish the unipolar hegemony of the United States, Whitney emphasized.
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