US makes Russia an enemy for its own sense of self

Bringing about a rapprochement with Iran, the US comes to the scratch of a 'hot war' with Russia, the American political analysts claim.

Scott McConnell, a founding editor of the American Conservative says that Obama may go down to posterity as the president instigating not only a cold war with Russia, but also a hot one.

According to him, "for official Washington, the Ukrainian ally it has embraced is buttressed by a coalition of Islamic militants and neo-Nazis, along with the various elite ethnic Ukrainians who have learned that milking the increasingly lush Washington-Kiev connection can be lucrative."

"NATO has ramped up its war gaming in the Baltic Sea, conducting a large military exercise called BALTOPS involving 5,600 troops and 50 warships. Doesn't sound like that much, but perhaps Americans should contemplate how they would feel about a comparable Chinese or Russian exercise in the Caribbean," McConnell pointed out.

Samuel Huntington, influential American political scientist, adviser and academic suggested in 1997, that the United States would need a new external enemy to mitigate its internal split. "If there is no Cold War, the rationale for major [US] programs and initiatives... disappears," Huntington stated.

So, the explanation may be quite clear, "America somehow needs Russia as an enemy for its own sense of self?" McConnell asked rhetorically. 

Also read: US State Department advisor: War with Russia to destroy America


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