In February, US journalists Seymour Hersh and John Duggan made a series of epoch-making scoops, stating that US President Biden ordered the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline that connects Germany and Russia to be blown up. . Investigative reports by the duo say that several American divers participating in the NATO military exercise Baltops -22 in June 2022 blew up in the lower part of Nord Stream. The device was installed and three months later Norway put it into operation. The US government, which had blamed Russia for the bombings, immediately denied it, and most of the US and UK mainstream media continue to ignore it. This scoop completely exposed the Ukrainian war as a conspiracy engineered by the United States and Britain. Dugan has received anonymous letters from participants in NATO military exercises. For the US side to continue its denial, it needs to prove that the content of the report is false. Continuing to ignore it would mean acknowledging the correctness of the scoop and exposing the conspiracy of the United States and Britain over the war in Ukraine. Hirsch said, "I'm still at first base." The history of conspiracy by the United States and Britain must be further exposed.
<Note: Hersh et al.'s scoop argued that the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 was strongly suspected of being carried out by the Ukrainian military, with the United States and Great Britain behind the scenes . 'Final report on the downing of the Malaysian plane'. ＞
The scoop articles by the two American journalists have already been covered in detail by many alternative media outlets and Chinese and Russian media outlets, so I will omit the details.
It's been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Here, regarding the war in Ukraine launched by the United States and Great Britain, the West holds up as a cause: " Putin and Russia destroyed the international norms established by mankind through two world wars that 'changes in the territory and the current order through the use of force are illegal.' I will check the evidence that it did .
That is because the cause of the conflict in Ukraine lies in the massacre and persecution of Russian-speaking people in eastern and southern Ukraine by the Ukrainian military under the control of neo-Nazis. The state of Ukraine, including the State of Ukraine or the People's Republic of Ukraine, which existed from 1917 to 1920 , did not exist as an official state. There were also significant problems with demarcation of national boundaries, which continued with the independence of Ukraine following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Views of international legal norms in the Third World and Global South, which have suffered from colonial rule by Western powers, differ. They still suffer from the arbitrary demarcation of borders set by the great Western powers, including Great Britain. This border has been the source of numerous ethnic conflicts.
If you look at a map, you will see that the borders of Africa and the Middle East have many long straight lines. It is impossible for the borders of settlements and ethnic groups, which people have naturally formed as their living spheres, to be straight lines. Lakes, mountains, and rivers have become the boundaries of spontaneous settlements. Straight boundaries are a product of politics.
Straight African borders are Egypt and Libya, Egypt and Sudan, Libya and Chad, Algeria and Niger, Algeria and Mali-Mauritania, Mali and Mauritania, Namibia and Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya, Angola and Namibia, Ethiopia and Somalia. There are 10 between After the Berlin Conference of 1885, the demarcation of the territories controlled by the great powers during the ``partition of Africa'' was a product of the interests of the great powers . In fact, all regions of Africa, with the exception of Liberia and Ethiopia, were divided and ruled by the great powers.
Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Belgium have all participated in the partition of Africa. It is now a major power in the European Union (EU) and effectively a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Ukraine war.
In the Middle East, for similar reasons, there are several straight borders. Yemen and Oman-Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Syria and Iraq-Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Oman-Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Despite British promises of support to Arabs seeking independence from the Ottoman Empire, secretly signed the Sykes-Picot Agreement with France on the division of the Arab world after the overthrow of the Ottoman Empire.
They betrayed the Arabs who had cooperated in overthrowing the Ottomans in their pursuit of independence, and Lebanon and Syria became French territories, while Iraq and Palestine became British territories. The fact that countries are formed by straight borders in the Syrian region is symbolic of the compromises and secret collusions that Britain and France made to deceive the Arabs.
In recent years, there has been a steady flow of refugees from the former colonies of the Middle East and North Africa, where civil wars and conflicts continue, to Europe. When the EU countries loosened the door, they rushed in at once. Most of the refugees are Muslim. Cultural conflicts and major terrorist incidents continued. Religious tensions are rising in European countries.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said in 1988, "The colonization of many parts of the world by Westerners was a story of great courage and resourcefulness." This is probably the true intention of the Western ruling class. However, if that were the case, it would be impossible to understand the current situation in which the regions once ruled by the great powers of Western Europe fell into unreasonable chaos and no way out could be found.
On March 3, 2022, the resolution condemning Russia at the United Nations General Assembly was voted in favor of 141 countries, including Europe, the United States, Japan, and Japan. abstained. On the other hand, the number of countries participating in sanctions against Russia (export restrictions) is 37, less than 40. Many countries in Africa, Latin America and elsewhere denounce Russia as a pretext, but maintain a stance of not joining the sanctions.
South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Pandol, who abstained from the UN resolution denouncing Russia , said South Africa's stance would be "taking the approach of a non-aligned movement," adding, "When Israel attacked Gaza and repeatedly killed and destroyed, It is a double standard that the international community cannot do the same thing it did when it invaded Ukraine," he said.
Hersh and Dugan's scoop laid bare the US-UK double standard. There is no "justice" or "humanity" that they always talk about. What exists is the securing and expansion of the rights and interests of the US and British power centers, in other words, the destruction of forces that hinder them. Moreover, they do not hesitate to use the means of sabotage. The purpose of destroying the natural gas pipeline is to destroy the economies of the threatened Germany and Russia.
The former great powers of Europe and the United States, which changed their name to the Group of Seven (G7), including Japan, are no longer major powers. The GDP of the G7, which accounted for 70% of the world's GDP in the 1970s, has now fallen below 40%. Emerging powers such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil are leading the world by surrounding the G7. At its core is the China-Russia-led Shanghai Treaty Organization (SCO), the Eurasian alliance.
The "developed countries" have formed a free civil society based on the limited rule of law, but they have repeatedly carried out military invasions in violation of international law, as seen in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Many countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are starting to look down on Japan, which is just following the United States. Over the past ten years, under the direction of Washington, Japan's prime minister has visited ASEAN to persuade him to leave the United States, but nothing has come of it. Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) also lost power in the face of China's overwhelming economic power.
The deception lurking in the pretext of the G7 loudly advocating that ``changes to the territory and the current order through the use of force violate international law'' must be brought to light.