Maybe, just maybe, there is more to this unfolding dangerous game than the obvious attempts of a failing empire to retain its global military and economic hegemony? If, as is increasingly likely, earth is headed down the slope of natural cosmic and geophysical processes that are completely outside of human control; processes that will lead to massive changes in the worlds economic, agricultural and energy dynamics would not the Empire respond in advance to secure necessary resources and military control over essential territories as what is going to unfold is a period of centuries of global chaos? If this is so, the risks of battle are far greater than the simple sable rattling of the inevitable, and yes, natural devolution of the Anglo-American Empire.
The bastardization of Occam’s razor is not always the right answer.
When Washington accuses Moscow and Beijing of “trying to alter the international order to their advantage” what the American rulers are tacitly admitting is their anxiety that the days of US hegemony are on the wane. Russia and China are not doing anything illegitimate. It is simply a fact of historical evolution.
Ultimately, it’s about American imperialism trying to assert hegemony over the international order for the benefit of US capitalism. Russia and China are prime targets for this global assault.
The three unfolding war scenarios are seen in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine. These are not disparate, disassociated conflicts. They are inter-related expressions of the American war plans. War plans which involve the moving of strategic military power into position.
Last week’s massacre of over 100 Syrian government forces by American warplanes near Deir ez-Zor was an audacious overt assault by the US on the Syrian state. The US, along with other NATO allies, have been up to now waging a seven-year proxy war for regime change against Russia’s ally, President Assad. The massacre last week was certainly not the first time that US forces, illegally present in Syria, have attacked the Syrian army. But it seems clearer than ever now that American forces are operating on the overt agenda for regime change. US troops are transparently acting like an occupation army, challenging Russia and its legally mandated support for the Syrian state.
Heightening international concerns are multiple reports that Russian military contractors were among the casualties in the US-led air strike near Deir ez-Zor last week.