While Western media continues leading its sheep deeper into the dark abyss of anti-Russian propaganda, a multipolar world order is emerging and it is triggering panic throughout those desperately trying to fortify the weakening pillars of the Empire.
As Kees Van Der Pijl explained, NATO violated – and is still violating – its peacekeeping promises made on 9 February, 1990, when United States Secretary Of State James Baker famously gave his “not one inch eastward” assurance during his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
NATO’s eastern expansion has increased tensions with Russia and made the risk of war more likely.
It is seen by Russia as a threat to its national security.
Russia has long viewed NATO as an adversarial alliance, and it has seen the expansion of NATO into former Soviet republics as a direct challenge to its interests, escalating increased tensions between Russia and NATO.
NATO’s eastern expansion has led to a militarisation of the region.
As NATO has expanded, it has deployed troops and weapons in eastern Europe., which has obviously increased the risk of accidents or miscalculations or, you know, a proxy war in Ukraine.
Furthermore, NATO’s eastern expansion has undermined the trust between Russia and the West.
Hilariously, many people believe that Vladimir Putin woke up in a bad mood one morning and, for absolutely no reason, ordered the invasion of Ukraine. The milk in his coffee was sour and he retaliated by sending tanks over the border.
BRICS and NATO are often seen as rivals, as they represent different visions for the future of the world. BRICS countries are seen as a rising force that challenges the unipolar dominance of the United States and its allies in the West.
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