The KGB connection to the oligarchs and Putin’s reign is essential for understanding the truth about the prospects of internal regime change. It is unlikely to come soon because the oligarchs are part of the structure that was created in the final death agonies of the Soviet Union to preserve the KGB’s power. They are all in this together.
In his recent Asia Times op-ed, Brandon J. Weichert warns, “When fear, honor, blood, interest and ambition are on the line, do not expect reason to win the day.”
Writing in Real Clear World, Brandon J. Weichert argues that, “rapidly over the whole of Eurasia as the Americans flee from Afghanistan, are a steel trap. They will ensnare all peoples unfortunate enough to find themselves living within reach of the ideological fangs of these Eurasian autocrats. With the disastrous end of America’s quixotic mission to turn Afghanistan into Arizona, China and Russia are now using Afghanistan as a highway to expand their power beyond their territories—just as these powers did until 600 years ago, when China’s Silk Road was the primary trading route linking Asia with the Middle East and Europe.”
The American collapse in Afghanistan is not an isolated event under President Joe Biden’s leadership. We are in the terminal decline phase of the end of empire, or in America’s case, superpower. What comes next will be horrific for America.
Brandon J. Weichert’s newest op-ed at The Asia Times shows how bad the US policy toward Russia and Eastern Ukraine really is.
Brandon J. Weichert’s latest Asia Times op-ed: A Eurasian superstate would have the resources, manpower, technological capabilities, and political will to make war upon the American superstate. It is unlikely that the United States could either survive or thrive in such a world.
Brandon J. Weichert joined his friends, Gordon G. Chang and John Batchelor on the new John Batchelor Show to discuss his recent Real Clear Politics op-ed about the new space alliance between China and Russia.
The EU has chosen sides in the budding Cold War 2.0: they are with China, clearly.
By taking over control of Iran’s oil-rich islands, China is effectively removing American military action off-the-table for Iran.
“Despite appearances to the contrary, the Sino-Russian alliance is not solidified. Moscow and Beijing just want a better deal from Washington.”