Another Cold War Makes its Way to the U.S.

Another Cold War Makes its Way to the U.S.At this point, it seems impossible for people not to realize what’s happening around them in the U.S. This year’s presidential elections could easily represent one of the biggest failures in history. But is America a scapegoat?

Evading the Main Issue

Seeing how ridiculous the two candidates of the election act, the overall debates have managed to distract the public’s attention from the issue at hand – the nearing war.

Both Russia and the U.S. have gained a lot of power during the last decades. If these powers will begin a new war, what can we do?

We have now discovered new information.

Through a connection with Reuters and along with the promise to maintain anonymity, one diplomat of NATO cited ‘Western Intelligence’ .

And, of course, it has something to do with Russia.

“Deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War.

This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of air attacks on Aleppo as part of Russia’s strategy to declare victory there.”

After all, Syria is now facing many enemies. We can find, among the others, Islamic State militants, which probably base their existence on Saudi Arabic funds and “moderate rebel” terrorists, which received training and weapons from the U.S.

Considering the chaos his country is going through, it is understandable why Syrian president Bashar al-Assad accepted Russian military assistance.

Russia vs U.S.

The military struggles in Syria already did earn a vow from the U.S. Officially, the U.S. will defend themselves from any attacks, and this includes “moderate” groups. This means that they can target anything they consider a threat.

Also, Russia is planning a big scale offensive. Could the United States use this as an excuse to apply some “defensive” measures?

The on-going proxy war between American and Russia continues. What is the “Russian aggression trying to accomplish after all? Are they, in fact, looking to shift the blame to their rivals? Here we are now; without even realizing it, the U.S. has taken all the focus on itself, especially with the presidential campaign.

Maybe we are talking about a war of a bigger scale.

Under the recent news that the U.S.S. Mason had received missile attacks coming from Iran-allied Shi’a Houthi rebels, it’s no wonder the U.S. decided to take action. The destruction of some radar sites inside Yemen seems to have been for a good reason.

Although most did believe these facts as being true, a deeper investigation was ,made possible. The Department of Defense itself raised many doubts due to the issue.

Spokesman, Jeff Davis had this to say regarding the failed missiles attack over U.S. ships:

“The initial thoughts is that this [attack] was aimed at them.”

But the American response did no go as planned. Instead, the U.S.’s attempt to take action lead to something else. This is why Iran decided to station military troops from the Gulf of Aden, the place where it all started.

Welcome to the Yemeni War

What could happen now to the U.S.? Reuters even reported:

“Pentagon declined to say on Monday whether the USS Mason destroyer was targeted by multiple inbound missiles fired from Yemen on Saturday, as initially thought, saying a review was under way to determine what happened.”

But such exclusive news made public by Reuters do not end here. A new claim has surfaced which stated that Iran, in fact, has been supplying the Houthi rebels not only with missiles but also with money.

And along with them, new accusations appeared. Reuters once again was able to obtain a dangerous allegation from one of the U.S. administration officials.

“We have been concerned about the recent flow of weapons from Iran into Yemen and have conveyed those concerns to those who maintain relations with the Houthis, including the Omani government.”

All the statements, of course, have been fully denied by Oman, who ended up saying:

“There is no truth to this. No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”

But can we really trust what Reuters has to say? It seems that they have not given us any undeniable information so far, even if they cited more than one anonymous diplomat. For as much as we know, this could only be an excuse for the U.S. to maintain their military activities in those territories.

In fact, the U.S. have already used psychological schemes before, so maybe we aren’t exaggerating when assuming the worst.

A New Cold War?

Could it be that our leaders are only laying down the roots of a new cold war? During one of Barack Obama‘s speeches, the president had this to say about Russia:

“We think that Russia is a large, important country with a military that is second only to ours and has to be a part of the solution on the world stage rather than part of the problem.”

If we stop to analyze his words, we can observe that he is trying to make everyone understand how Russia is no longer just a “regional power”, but also a great military threat.

New signs of Cold War appear to force the two great powers into fighting each other on all levels.

A new Cold War propaganda is starting, where two superpowers are yet again facing one another for world supremacy.

American Involvement in Proxy Wars

Slowly, America started to lose allies, which now disagree with its actions and forming new alliances with other Western countries, the majority of which leaning towards Russia.

Even more, Egypt has now reached a military agreement with Russia. This was due to a recent meeting of the UN Security Council, during which Saudi Arabia has reacted negatively to a ceasefire proposal.

It appears that for some time now, Egypt has been reconsidering its position, and was thinking of finding a new ally, considering the rift with Saudi Arabia.

And this is proof:

“A halt to shipments of Saudi fuel to Egypt under a $23 billion aid deal shows that a rift between the Arab world’s richest country and its most populous may be deeper than previously thought, which could leave Egypt desperate for a new sponsor.”

Furthermore, it seems that the Middle East is not the only problem at the moment.

Want to hear something else? America has also lost the Philippines. The one responsible for this is none other than China.

After accepting the invitation of President of China Xi Jinping, Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines mentioned that:

“Only China that can help us.”

Could the fights over the South China Sea be the reason for it? Why is the United States losing ground?

China Turns Against U.S.

But, even tough the Philippines got caught in the middle of it all, before the meeting, Chinese officials did not fail to announce further news:

“[China is going to] “consider giving Filipino fishermen conditional access to disputed waters in the South China Sea after the presidents of the two countries meet in Beijing this week.”

The announcement given by Duterte in Beijing left over 200 influential Philippine and Chinese people stunned:

In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States. Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost.

I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to [President Vladimir] Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world — China, Philippines and Russia. It’s the only way.

We all know the important role that South China plays in the proxy war in which America is involved. It appears that the presence of U.S. ships in their waters and them being close to the East China Sea, overall are perceived as an aggressive threat towards China.

No wonder China is now helping Russia. Later on, the THAAD missile program along foreign borders manages to spark flames with North Korea.

Pyongyang’s Statement

As a response to this, North Korea has warned the two countries. They said that even a “minor sign of aggression” would trigger a defensive reaction.

It doesn’t sound that bad at first sight, but that reaction involves Pyongyang eradication of Seoul from the maps with a nuclear attack.

“It has been too long a time since our revolutionary armed forces switched to a principle of pre-emptive strike in the conduct of war, in response to the aggressive war provocations of our enemies.”

The answer was fast to come. Following a meeting with South Korean officials in Washington, John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State immediately revealed his intentions to deploy THAAD “as soon as possible”.

“Let me be clear. Any attack on the United States or its allies will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an effective and overwhelming response.

“We do not, and we will not, accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state.”

As if that wasn’t enough, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter clarified that sentence even more.

He declared that the United States would respond to an eventual attack on Seoul with a “full spectrum” use of all the resources. Basically, he told us that Nuclear bombs are indeed a possibility.

After a while, NBC news reported:

U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected what it believed to be a failed missile launch near the northwestern North Korean city of Kusong.”

So, if Pyongyang sees this as a last possibility, he might take measures:

“The U.S. has nuclear weapons off our coast, targeting our country, our capital and our dear leader, Kim Jong Un. We will not step back as long as there’s a nuclear threat to us from the United States.”

The End of a Storm or the Beginning of a War?

Minister of South Korea Yun Byung-se assures the people that full defense measures will be taken by using all “tools in the toolkit”.

“What is most important is to continuously demonstrate our capability and deterrence with our commitment and actions so that Pyongyang can feel the panic under their skins.”

North Korea has spread many warnings and menaces but did not take any action. But we cannot know how far it’s patience can resist to continuous provocations from the United States.

Considering all these facts, we must keep a close eye on the situation, and prepare. A global war is not impossible and is actually starting to seem closer to us with every day that goes by.

But the real problem is not a global war. We must fear more the possibility that it could turn into a nuclear disaster. Is our world slowly turning to an end?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

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