The US uses “neocolonialist strategy,” supporting “even the most absurd ideologies” to weaken legitimate government in other countries. According to the Russian Defense Minister, Moscow will continue to prevent implementation of this strategy.
Military expert Aleksei Leonkov revealed which countries may be the next targets of this policy.
In the risk zone, all countries that are normally considered third world countries, i.e., those that are not part of the G20, fall. Leonkov said that the list includes countries in South America, Africa and Asia.
Usually, they are countries that do not have a very developed military industry and therefore can not face Washington. At any moment they can be accused of not having democracy, he said. He continued:
“A very good example was North Korea, and they put so much pressure on it despite that it did not have nuclear weapons or missiles capable of reaching the United States at any moment, and once it did the policy was very quickly shifted,”
At the same time, he stressed that such a tactic cannot be “the panacea of all evils,” because not all countries would have a chance to possess such weapons.
Fights in the ‘backyard’
At the risk zone of US neocolonialist politics, the analyst also included most Latin American countries, stressing that Washington has always considered the region as its “backyard, where no one has the right to enter.”
“The United States has always defined the fate of these countries, but attempts by some countries in the region to confront them, for example Cuba, have brought a well-known outcome,” added Leonkov.
He also cited the example of Venezuela. He noted that former leader, Hugo Chavez, has dealt very well with US policies.
However, he also mentioned Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff, who was actively developing relations with the BRICS countries, was removed from office and stressed that many reasons “would have been invented.” He states
“The United States is watching very carefully all the changes that are taking place in Latin America, but they prevent the Bolivarian movement, that is, that all the countries of the region can come together and oppose the pressure of Washington together,”
Brothers in arms
First of all, US actions are spread by the technical-military policy of these countries. The Americans consider loyal only the countries that buy their military equipment, or NATO member countries, the analyst noted.
“As soon as Chinese weapons come in or, God forbid, from Russia, as happened with Venezuela, Washington begins to put pressure.” The United States did not pay attention “to Venezuela and are now doing everything to prevent the precedent from repeating itself, trying to punish Caracas in any way for disloyalty,” Leonkov explained.
According to him, some leaders from Latin American countries are trying to strengthen ties with the new BRICS or OCX (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) blocs. Some countries believe that in case of direct US intervention, they will get support from these blocs, he said.
“For the time being, the only limitation for Russia to cooperate in the best possible way with South America is the great geographic distance. The manifestation of loyalty towards Russia by the local countries may result in a State veiled by ‘democratic’ movements,” he opined.
The Syrian conflict has become an example to the whole world just as Russia faces the neocolonial aspirations of the United States, he said. Breaking it down, he continues:
“By October 2015, Syria faced a threatening situation in which its government and its statesmanship disappeared. When Russia intervened, a series of Western media had predicted for Russia ‘a second Afghanistan’ and a failure, however,as you can see, all Western predictions have come to nothing,”
To understand how the US can react to Russia’s resistance, we need to look at US actions against Cuba, Venezuela and other countries, he added.
The pressure in this case is being made at three levels: political, economic and politico-military. Apart from supporting terrorist groups called “liberation” groups, Leonkov said.
“While it is not possible to directly prohibit anyone from cooperating with Russia, they try to exert pressure with the help of various organizations,” he said.
As an example, Leonkov cited the recent scandal surrounding the World Health Assembly when Ecuador planned to propose a resolution in favor of breastfeeding, and the United States, which advocated the interests of infant formula manufacturers, threatened representatives of the Latin American country to introduce sanctions against it and to deprive the country of military aid.
Instead of Ecuador, Russia introduced the resolution, following which the document was adopted with few amendments.
The analyst believes that if countries like Ecuador had an alternative, the US could not put pressure on them.
This comments are in line with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
“This is the strategy of neocolonialism that has already been proven by the US in Iraq and Libya and is in favor of any ideologies, even the most absurd, to weaken legitimate governments,” the Russian minister said in an interview with the Italian edition Il Giornale, published on July 11. Furthermore he explains:
“Accusations of the use of weapons of mass destruction or humanitarian catastrophes are used, and in the final stages they enter with military force to create ‘controlled chaos’ and free conditions to pump goods into the American economy through transnational corporations,”
“Russia, which supports egalitarian rights and mutually advantageous cooperation with all countries under the concept of the multipolar world, will always be an obstacle to such ‘strategies,” Shoigu said.