Ukraine, Palestine, Taiwan: The course to World War and how to stop it

11:33 27.12.2023 •

Israeli detachment in the Gaza Strip
Photo: Responsible Statecraft

The similarity between Palestine and Ukraine or pre-war Europe is not symptomatic. It is organic, ‘systemic’, stresses Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, ex-advisor at the office of the Greek PM Andreas Papandreou on Arms Control and East-West relations.

President Biden himself admitted as much when he linked “solidarity” with Ukraine to that with Israel. In both cases, the stakes are not so much or only about ‘local’ causes, but about the dominance of the collective West, led by the US and Israel, in Eurasia, the Middle East and the whole world.

We have in all these cases the action of a Western “Party of Totalitarianism and War”, at the core of the Western capitalist-imperialist system, which is increasingly generalising war (against Russia, Palestinians, Iran, China…) as the main means of imposition and domination, both regional and global.

The tendency of today’s Western Capitalism to resort universally to war is explained by its own crisis, a crisis of economic and global domination, and it is not only manifested in the sphere of geopolitics, but also in the sphere of economy and society, as has happened with the destruction of entire social strata and countries, even countries that belong to NATO and the EU, such as Greece which was destroyed by the colonial “bail – out programs” imposed to it by Germany, the EU and the IMF, as manifested also in the war it has declared against the climate and the natural environment that allow the very existence of humanity and the higher forms of life on the planet.

If this global party is not defeated now, if it is allowed to succeed in its attempted ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, we will see it intervening tomorrow throughout the Middle East, in Taiwan and in Korea.  The problems will become increasingly difficult to deal with and the risk of nuclear ignition will inevitably grow, through error, through miscalculation or through trapping of the opposing sides in situations that make retreat unthinkable. Even if we avoid a nuclear holocaust, humanity will be lost by the ecological and other technogenic risks it faces, which are impossible to deal with in an atmosphere of Cold, let alone Hot, wars.

And you will tell me now what is to be done? Should there be a military intervention in Palestine, on behalf of the Palestinians, as the one on behalf of Israel that Emmanuel Macron, the Rothschild banker ruling France and Biden’s ministers acting as employees of Netanyahu, are already thinking about?

Of course not. Precisely to rule out possibilities of wider military conflicts, conventional or even nuclear, the Arab and Muslim states,  the BRICS and the supporters of a ‘multipolar world’ must act decisively now using the sum total of the very many non-military, diplomatic ones, political and economic instruments that they have at their disposal and have not yet used to compel Israel to stop the ethnic cleansing today, now, and enter into negotiations with the Palestinians, the only solution to the present dangerous impasse for the benefit of Palestinians and all Arab peoples, the Jews themselves and world peace and security.

The states which will act in such a way will derive a tremendous political benefit, becoming the protagonists of the exit of the Middle East from the present dangerous for all humanity crisis. The BRICS project will make great political advances, by becoming the peaceful global alternative to the Wars unleashed or provoked by the “collective West”.

It is regrettable that the majority of Western parties and organisations that refer to the left betray their own base and ideology, siding, as in the Ukrainian case, with imperialism. And they do so because the majority of them are controlled, more and more directly, by world financial capital, Dimitris Konstantakopoulos concludes.


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