At the moment the dominant capitalist power is America, but it sees the dominance being threatened by other growing economies, so draws its sabre and starts to scare its competitors into submission or provoke them into a brutal war, in which it will draw in all its vassal states, of which the UK is one, for physical support to give it the stamp of legitimacy .
This is what is happening at the moment with America’s rivals, China and Russia. All the lies and subterfuge about human rights and defending democracy are publicity stunts to get the public behind them in their brutal savagery against the people of another country. We the ordinary people of this country and it’s so called enemies can never gain from these conflicts of capital, these savage manoeuvres for control of markets and resources in the quest for ever increasing profit and power for the few.
The following is statement from Stop The War Coalition:
“Stop the War condemns the provocative decision for the UK destroyer HMS Defender to sail into disputed waters in the Black Sea near the Crimea. HMS Defender sailed just 12 miles off the Crimean coast, despite warnings from the Russian forces that they regard these as Russian waters. Moscow’s defence ministry said a patrol ship fired warning shots towards the destroyer and a jet dropped bombs in the path of HMS Defender.
The UK government has played down events and denied such a military incident, but Jonathan Beale, a BBC journalist who was on the destroyer said that the ship was indeed harassed by the Russian military. It is clear that the crew of the Defender knew that their action was likely to cause a dangerous incident. Beale reported that, ‘the crew were already at action stations as they approached the southern tip of Russian-occupied Crimea. Weapons systems on board the Royal Navy destroyer had already been loaded.’UK government sources have confirmed that the ship’s action was deliberate, saying that ‘it was not there to pick a fight but to make a point’. In recent weeks the US and its allies have ramped up their intervention in Ukraine, inflaming an already tense situation which could erupt into a shooting war at any time.The British government’s use of a navy destroyer to back up US brinkmanship is completely irresponsible. It is a dangerous act of aggression that has nothing to do with defence or security. We call on the government to end its support and participation in NATOs provocations against Russia.”
marching alongside PSC, Friends of al-Aqsa, CND, MAB and Palestinian
Forum on the Palestine, Peace & Anti-War Bloc at the People’s
Assembly National Demonstration. Join us.
We will be demanding
fair pay for key workers and an end to the billions being spent on
weapons and war. While refusing to give nurses and other frontline
workers the pay rise they deserve the government announced a massive
£16.5bn increase in defence spending. Priorities must change.
Be part of this
vital demonstration on Saturday and demand freedom for Palestine,
Welfare not Warfare and Nurses not Nukes.
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