US will go to any length to keep its tenuous hold on global hegemony
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Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks while commenting on a historic first summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un.
“In a desperate attempt to stem the tide of history the US has pulled out all stops in its campaign of economic war and intimidation against all who stand in its way. From its subversion of the democratic will of the Venezuelan people, to its renewed campaign against Cuba; from its illegal sanctions against Iran, to its ill-conceived trade war against China; from its support for the fascistic regime in ersatz Israel, to its betrayal of the Palestinian people; from its bullying of sovereign nations in Europe, to its harassment and isolation of Russia; and from its continued stonewalling of progress towards peace on the Korean peninsula, to its aggression throughout the Middle East and South Asia, the US has shown that it will stop at no lengths to preserve its tenuous hold on global hegemony,” Professor Etler said.
“But, the people and nations of the world are beginning to say enough is enough. The US is finding it increasingly difficult to impose its rule on a recalcitrant world. While the US tries to shore up its relations with traditional allies, new constellations of forces are emerging to challenge its economic, military and political hegemony,” he added.
“In Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and the South and East China Seas, the US is confronted with more and more challenges to its policies of war and aggression. As resistance mounts the US is lashing out like a wounded beast of prey. Kim Jong-un’s summit with Vladimir Putin is just one indication of the realignment of forces taking place. The fate of the Korean peninsula is more and more in the hands of the Korean people, both North and South, and their longtime friends and allies in Beijing and Moscow. It is the US which is becoming more and more isolated,” he stated.
“Eventually, as the US overplays its hand it will find that it has fewer and fewer nations willing to submit to its will. The tables will be turned and it will find itself more and more isolated. The world can only hope that it happens sooner than later,” he concluded.
Putin and Kim met in their first summit on Thursday, in Russia’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok, pledging closer ties between their countries.
The two leaders greeted each other warmly before heading for a one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island near Vladivostok.
At their opening remarks, the Russian and North Korean leaders hailed their countries’ long history of ties, and Putin said he sought to help calm tensions on the Korean Peninsula.