It's payback time for the Anglo-Saxons, by Petr Akopov for RiaNovosti. 01.13.2024.
The new year 2024 has started at an accelerated pace: a third is being added to the two already burning spots and a fourth is being actively discussed. And it is increasingly difficult not only to draw a line between them, but also to assess the degree of influence of one on the other.
What do the Anglo-Saxon strikes on Yemen , the trial at the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide, British Prime Minister Sunak's visit to Kiev to sign an agreement on security guarantees for Ukraine , and concerns about the outcome of today's elections in Taiwan have in common ? That they happened to coincide in time? Of course not: all of these are signs of degradation and dismantling of the Anglo-Saxon world order. And the fact that the Anglo-Saxons are trying to stop this process with the help of provocations only spurs it on.
Why did the US and UK launch missile attacks on Yemen? To stop the shelling of tankers going to the Red Sea , they say in Washington and London . But Yemen threatens ships going to Israel in order to stop the massacre in Gaza, so perhaps it would be more effective for the Anglo-Saxons to put pressure on Israel to force it to stop the operation against the Palestinians. Which one of these days even the International Court of Justice will most likely recognize as an act of apartheid and genocide, because there is so much independent and objective evidence in support of South Africa’s claim that it is simply impossible to ignore them without damaging the reputation of international organizations.
But neither the United States nor Great Britain not only cannot, but also do not want to really force Israel, because it is part of their global project and they are doing everything to “ensure its security”, but in reality - for its impunity: they brought a fleet to the region , supply weapons, threaten Muslim countries with retribution if they try to help Gaza. Only the poor, but militant Yemen is not afraid of anything: after many years of civil war, combined with the war against the Saudis, the Yemenis have nothing to lose (and they are guaranteed moral support from the entire Arab world and material support from the Iranians).
It is impossible to force Yemen to abandon its attempts to create problems for shipping in the Red Sea - no missile strikes will achieve anything, and the United States is not even thinking about a ground operation (due to its extremely high cost and futility). So the Anglo-Saxons just want to intimidate Yemen? But to do this they will need to bomb it for many months in a row, and with very high intensity. Such an operation will not only lead to a large number of civilian casualties, but will also completely blow up the Arab world: hatred of the Anglo-Saxons for killing Yemenis will be added to the outrage at what is happening in Gaza. That is, this option is not suitable for the Anglo-Saxons.
It turns out that we are simply dealing with a demonstrative strike, which may continue, but will certainly not change the situation in the Red Sea. But it will increase the risks of new fronts emerging and igniting a major regional war - primarily in Lebanon , where Israel continues to provoke Hezbollah . The United States constantly talks about Iranian proxies, either in Lebanon or in Yemen, warning Tehran about the inadmissibility of interference and that it cannot distract Israel from the showdown with Gaza. Iran maintains maximum restraint, while it is constantly provoked in Lebanon, Syria , and on its own territory. The Anglo-Saxons now believe they are fighting Iranian proxies in Yemen, not realizing that the Houthis' behavior has far more to do with the situation in the Arab world than with their ties to the Iranians.
In the Middle Eastern tangle, the Anglo-Saxons simply don’t have any good moves right now - the whole situation is developing in a direction that is extremely unfavorable for them. And Iran also has no need to expose itself by responding to provocations: in attempting to get out of the hole, the Anglo-Saxons are burying themselves deeper into the sand with their own hands. Moreover, both in the Middle East and in our own: foreign policy activity worsens the positions of the ruling elites in both Anglo-Saxon countries.
Moreover, this is not only a matter of support for Israel; claims are also made against them regarding Ukraine. In both the USA and Britain, the Ukrainian issue is becoming a domestic political issue - on the eve of the upcoming elections. At the same time, no change of power in Great Britain should affect its global play, and that is why Prime Minister Sunak has now come to Kyiv to sign an agreement on security guarantees for Ukraine. The details of the contents of the document are still unknown, but there is no doubt that this is a conscious gesture in support of continuing attempts to finally tear off and lead Ukraine away from Russia. That part of the Anglo-Saxon elite, which is confident that it will eventually be able to move the border of the Russian world to the east, makes it clear (primarily to Europe , but also to the less radical part of the American elites) that it will not allow any “abandonment of Ukraine” . Sunak’s agreement with Zelensky in this sense is similar to the British-Ukrainian agreement on the modernization of the Ukrainian Navy concluded several months before the start of the Northern Military District, which, by the way, became one of the important confirmations for Moscow of the need to launch a special operation. The current “guarantee agreement” can therefore be called the final verdict on the existence of Ukraine as such, because it is absolutely impossible to combine the Atlantization of Independence, which has already officially begun, with the interests of Russia.
Just as it is impossible to combine the declaration of Taiwan's independence with the preservation of peace between China and the United States. The point is not that the PRC is asleep and sees how to quickly capture Taiwan, but that the Anglo-Saxons are deliberately provoking Beijing by bringing up the topic of a possible declaration of independence of the island. The purpose of the provocation is clear: to obtain assurances from China that it is not going to change anything through military means. At the same time, everything is clear strategically with Taiwan: in the near future, the United States will not be able to prevent the start of the reunification process in any way (neither militarily nor politically). But at the same time, the States will not risk (and will not be able to) transfer their provocations from the theoretical to the practical level - there will be no declaration of Taiwan’s independence even if the current vice-president of the island wins.
In the situation with Taiwan, time is working for China—and against the United States. As in the Middle East , and in Ukraine: the Anglo-Saxons are very active in striving to maintain the elusive hegemony, but all their actions (naturally, coupled with the opposition and line of their opponents - from Russia to Iran) lead to the exact opposite result. Not because they are stupid, but because the effect of accumulated problems, mistakes and crimes is felt. Sooner or later you have to pay for everything - and now that moment has come.