UKRAINE PLUS: IT’S ALL GOING HORRIBLY WRONG FOR WESTERN POLITICAL ELITES IN THE GEOPOLITICAL CASINO
Is it kismet… fate or geopolitical karma?
Whatever it is, the western powers are, stated at best, not having much luck in the global casino that constitutes the way nations or groups of nations rise and fall.
Ukraine has turned into a very bad bet. Instead of folding the USA and UK in particular and some of the EU nations just kept doubling up hoping to have a winning hand.
This has not delivered the hoped for 'big win' but has only delayed the moment when all is lost.
If it was only their shirts that are now going to be lost, though in terms of national pride this would be costly, this is going down to their national underpants and bobby socks.
If the catastrophic bet that was Ukraine, with all those billions poured into a massive black hole was not enough there are all the high-tech weapons that are now dispersing to various noxious cells via the dark web. These are toxic future disasters for the so-called ‘war on terror’ that the USA sets so much store by.
Then there is the strong and growing tendency in the global south to turn up sensitive noses to the western gamblers who have destabilised so much for so little gain. Even Saudi Arabia is apparently turning away in disgust seeking to join Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa within BRICS, along with Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Argentina.
These trends bode very ill for all desires still held close to western elite breasts to extend their influence to the absolute maximum, gaining total hegemony over the entire planet via one means or another. They STILL conceive themselves as our universal guardians and ‘overmasters’ without peer, utterly and exclusively necessary to ensure everything moves in the ‘right direction’.
Except under their tutelage and still significant level of control its is very clearly going in anything BUT the right direction.
The USA is riven with discord, even more now than ever. Each section of its commingled groups of vested interests appear to be at war with the other. This is not exactly helped with inflation breaking new records (June’s stat over 9%). Could things possibly be going more wrong?
Well yes. And I suspect we will not have long to wait.
In Europe political parties and leaders are being shaken as never before. Already certain nations have found their leadership in flux and in a few cases there have been significant departures from the political scene.
Who's to blame?
It is difficult to find anyone to blame except the central figures in the current debacle over Ukraine. Those at the heart of the campaign to bring the Russian economy and its leader down have created a boomerang economic missile (or rather whole series of them) that is devastating themselves, their economies and their citizens.
And where is all this leading?
It is difficult to escape the conclusion that it is leading to the permanent demise of the unipolar world controlled by the current coalition of powers centred upon and controlled by the USA. Their fortunes in the global casino are depleting fast, as is that of course of their ‘glorious leader’.
It wasn’t meant to be like this.
The economic attacks upon Russia were meant to create the downswing in its powers required to then do something similar in regard to China. With both these rivals who had to one degree or another been on an upward trajectory diminished the western powers could then begin an upward push along with those who could potentially be made proxies elsewhere in the world and thus halt the inevitable western decline in universal power that analysts had been warning them of for decades.
But it has all gone so horribly wrong. Not only has the position of western power sources been weakened , it has been devastatingly undermined to the point where their obvious decline and the rise of others has been hugely exacerbated. Those rivals are now set for a starward economic course where every new level of cooperation and coordination delivers yet another blow to the ever more desperate West.
They say the house always wins in the end and indeed the USA and its allies once believed they had ownership of the global casino. But no more. In recent decades the ‘For Sale’ sign on its walls came more and more into focus and now, after Ukraine, it has been replaced.
It now reads, ‘Under New Management’.