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THE GREAT 2024 EXISTENTIAL WAR

A Little Bit of History

Following the Second World War, the US found itself part of a bipolar world, sharing global dominance with the Soviet Union based on their economic and military supremacy. Although these two countries had no great love for each other, because of the ongoing threat of a nuclear attack, they found a way to coexist.

After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1989 into a dozen smaller States, including Russia, Soviet President Gorbachev was promised by US government officials, including Secretary of State James Baker that NATO would not expand further eastward. According to 1990 declassified documents in the National Security Archive, Baker agreed with Gorbachev’s statement in response to the assurances that “NATO expansion is unacceptable.” Baker assured Gorbachev that “neither the President nor I intend to extract any unilateral advantages from the processes that are taking place,” and that the Americans understood that “not only for the Soviet Union but for other European countries as well it is important to have guarantees that if the United States keeps its presence in Germany within the framework of NATO, not an inch of NATO’s present military jurisdiction will spread in an eastern direction. “Both sides initially hailed the agreement as a giant step towards a lasting peace.

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Unfortunately, that decision was short-lived as hardliners, during Bill Clinton’s tenure as President, saw a weakened Russia as an opportunity to solidify the US as the sole hegemonic nation. As a result, they reneged on the agreement between the Russian President and Reagan and pushed to expand NATO. During the following 30 years, with the support of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden, as of April 2024, 16 additional countries were admitted to NATO.

One of the main obstacles to calculating the potential short—and long-term effects of the current wars is attempting to understand the policies of the United States today. As soon as the US crowned itself the hegemonic king during the 1990s, the task of maintaining that position at all costs came with the territory.


DESPERATE TIMES = DRASTIC DECISIONS

The United States government finds itself amid the following dilemmas, nationally and globally, which threaten its hegemonic position:

  1. The US is still sponsoring two wars (Palestine and Ukraine), financially and militarily, with no clear exit strategies or knowledge as to how and when the wars will end.
  2. An expanded war in the Middle East or elsewhere will increase the US financial and military burden and the potential of WWlll
  3. By committing to support Taiwan militarily while threatening China with war in 2025, the US is not only seriously damaging its relationship with China but also solidifying China’s relationship with Russia, which threatens US hegemony.
  4. The US military, once a potent force, is not ready to fight a conventional war against Russia, which has strengthened its military and enhanced its weapons system during its war against Ukraine.
  5. With the increasing expansion of a multipolar, multilateral world, if the US continues to resist cooperating with other nations on equal terms, it will become more isolated globally.
  6. The BRICS+ alliance is constantly gaining momentum and clout with the addition of new member States interested in fairer treatment than the present relationship with the US.
  7. The substitution of alternate currencies for trade among countries threatens the US global status and the dollar’s strength.

We are in the midst of a deciding point in world history. The latest news is that the West, especially the United States, has shown no interest in negotiating with Russia to put an end to the war in Ukraine. On June 17th, the US and NATO rejected the last and what appears to be the final attempt by Putin to negotiate a peace treaty. The next few weeks and months will be critical and portend how dangerous the resistance to negotiations today will play out on the global stage tomorrow. With threats on both sides growing more intense and a path to peace becoming increasingly improbable, is it too far-fetched to admit that our leaders are today’s ‘pied pipers’ and we are their sacrificial lambs?

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Michael J Dorfman Investigative Author
Michael J Dorfman, an expert and noted author on plant based nutrition, has written this fascinating and provocative new book, Information Warfare - The Battle for Truth and Freedom." Via detailed research and personal anecdotes, he exposes the manipulation of information by the media, corporations, governments, and industries on practically everything that relates to an individual's mental and physical health and well-being.

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