Jul 072022

Why is the United States waging war in Ukraine? Adam Schiff himself explained it: “The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there and we don’t have to fight Russia here.”

In other words, the war is between America and Russia, not between Ukraine and Russia. Thus we are even more urgently asking why, particularly given that historically Russia has been a good neighbor of America.

Indeed, as our guest Salim Mansur illustrates, not only were America and Russia allies in the past two world wars, but Russia also came to the aid of America during its civil war and the significance of this has all but been forgotten. It is an amazing slice of history, presented in the context of the propagandized and false Ukraine narrative being told in popular media today.

The answer to the question “why” can be found in a “Neocon” policy paper prepared after the cold war entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses.” It outlines a “grand strategy” aimed to “preserve and extend (America’s) advantageous position as far into the future as possible.” But in the “absence of any global rival,” explains Salim, Russia was chosen on the grounds that it was the only “other” significant military power.

The Neocon orchestration of successive military campaigns around the world of which Ukraine is but the latest may also account for America’s “strategy” in Vietnam. After discovering that America’s role in that conflict had little to do with the narratives being spun in American media, Vietnam vet Bill Ehrhart arrived at an amazing realization. “I needed to have an understanding of the political and historical realities that brought us to Vietnam before I could make sense of what I was seeing.”

So too, with events in Ukraine.

In every conflict and war, there are at least two sides (and often more!) engaged in that conflict. To determine which are justified requires an objective knowledge and application of fundamental principles of justice. But just as importantly, it also depends upon understanding the entire context and history of any given conflict in a way that is Just Right.

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  One Response to “766 – America’s ‘Neo’ con game—against Russia | Salim Mansur”

  1. The powerful influence of Strauss (and Plato) on the neo-cons is well addressed here by Professor Shadia Drury of the University of Regina, back in 2003 – these are the ‘golden days’ of the neo-conservative movement. I believe this will offer some very helpful insight.

    These days, the names Heidegger, Strauss, Schmitt and the Russian Alexander Dugin are more in play. I am starting to wonder if there is much difference between The Great Reset, the emerging BRICS union and the neo cons of the early 2000’s. In all cases collectivism is the end result.

    Noble lies and perpetual war: Leo Strauss, the neocons, and Iraq


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