By Sajjad Shaukat
Renowned scholars of international relations, Lord Castlereagh, Quincy Wright, Hans J. Morgenthau and Kenneth Waltz agree by remarking, “Checking the unusual dominance and hegemony of the world by a single power is very essential for the survival of other states which live in anarchic situation where there is no international agency to impose international law and to provide security…the concept of balance of power rests with the basic assumption that excessive power in the system is a threat to the existence of other units and that the most antidote to power is power.”
During the Cold War era, balance of power was maintained by the former Soviet Union and the United States. One could note stability in the world, as interests of the weak countries were being safeguarded by the opposite interests of the two superpowers.
After the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, power-vacuum was created in the world. Waltz and other thinkers expected “unipolarity to give way quickly to multipolarity as other major powers of Europe and Asia would move individually and collectively to balance the preponderant power of the United States.”
Unfortunately, other major nuclear powers or any prospective alliance did not challenge America’s hegemony in accordance with the system of balance of power. In that backdrop, the US emerged as the sole superpower in the unipolar world. In consultation with his Zionist-advisers, American former President Bush, (The Senior) replaced the old bipolar order with the New World Order, with the US acting as a kind of global policeman to protect the political and economic interests of Israel and the American Jews who are owners of many big cartels—multinational corporations, oil companies, banks etc., including print and electronic media of the US in particular and the world in general. Thus, by dominating American internal policies, Zionist Jews mould country’s foreign policy for their own interests.
In the unipolar world, even the United Nations system underwent a tremendous change. It became an instrument of the US policy to establish American hegemony in the world. The Third World, a majority of whom comprises Muslim countries was compelled to realign their domestic policies according to Washington’s dictates. In order to obtain the hidden agenda of Jews, the US imposed its sudden terms of globalisation such as free markets, privatization and de-nationalisation etc. on the ill-prepared developing countries, which left behind shattered nations and a global financial crisis. It further widened the gape between the poor and the rich countries or G-7 countries. The corporations and international financial institutions like IMF and World Bank which are indirectly controlled by Jews have continued to drive the project of glaobalisation through the sole superpower. Besides, America’s child-killing sanctions against Iraq and Iran; late action to curb ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, support to Israel’s aggressive occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, with vetoing any effective action by the UN to curb the Israeli state terrorism greatly annoyed the Muslims all over the world.
When President George W. Bush became the US president, he and the neo-conservatives crossed all the limits in securing the political, economic and religious interests of the Jews and Israel at the cost of Muslims and patriot Americans. Under the mask of the 9/11 catastrophe, preplanned strategy of the neo-conservatives headed towards unexpected developments such as employment of pressure-diplomacy on the weak states—Muslim countries like Pakistan, Indonesia etc., including almost all the Arab states which joined Bush anti-terrorism war. US did not bother for rise of more militancy and internal instability in these countries because it wanted to destabilise these countries for a greater Israeli.
However, system of balance power is so essential for the world that even alliances and counter-alliances are made to check the dominance of a single state. But, after 9/11, no such alliance was made. Even, almost all the major Western countries including NATO states also joined the global war on terror, when Bush warned, “either you are with us or with terrorists.”
In this regard, Machiavelli who warns against “bandwagoning,” opines, “Active balancing is both more prestigious and more secure…failing to align with the weaker can leave you victim to the designs of the winner [Stronger], without the support of the weaker.”
Nevertheless, in the aftermath of 9/11 tragedy, US-led NATO’s occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq by the American-Anglo forces, state terrorism by special military operations, extra-judicial assassinations and heavy aerial bombardment, which killed more than half million innocent persons there, and in other volatile Islamic countries like Somalia and Yemen where the US was indirectly involved, including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Graib and other cells, established in some small countries where suspected Muslims were kept and personnel of the CIA, the FBI and the military employed various methods of torture.
The drastic aftermath of 9/11 was fully manipulated by Israel to target Iraq, Iran and Pakistan. Pakistan survived due to American prolonged war in Afghanistan and because of its army and intelligence agency ISI which are very strong in defending their country. Notably, by availing the phenomena of terrorism, Israel and India are still equating the ‘wars of independence’ in Palestine and Kashmir with terrorism. New Delhi considers Pakistan as its enemy number one, while Tel Aviv takes Tehran in the same sense by spreading rumors about its nuclear programme. Israel is also against Pakistan, as it is the only nuclear country in the Islamic world.
Surprisingly, like his predecessor, US President Obama who brushed aside Jewish religious terrorism as part of the anti-Muslim campaign, left no stone unturned in following the secret agenda of the Zionists in the pretext of global war on terror. His perennial covert support to the Israeli atrocities on the Palestinians, Gaza blockade, silence over the Indian brutal tactics in the Indian-held Kashmir, killings of the innocent persons through drone attacks, backing undemocratic forces, toppling the elected government in Egypt, creation of more collapsed states such as Libya, Syria, Yemen etc., opening the doors for CIA-supported Al-Qaeda (Al-Nusra Front) and ISIS (Daesh) militants, fueling sectarian violence and demoralization of its troops (NATO) in Afghanistan where they are facing defeatism might be cited as instance. Moreover, under the cover of the US project of democarisation of the Middle East, the region was deliberately thrown in worst form of terrorism, civil wars and instability.
Taking cognisance of the grievances of the international community, and the sole superpower’s injustices, Russian President Vladimir Putin is rapidly restoring the balance of power in the world. In this connection, since September 30, various developments such as increasing Russian military presence in northern Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, Russian airstrikes on the ISIS (Al-Nusra Front) terrorist facilities there and on Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Russian coalition with Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah to root out the ISIS militants, retreat of the CIA-supported rebels and mercenaries after their failure to topple Assad’s government, arrest of Israeli Col. Shahak in Iraq, his admission, proving links of Al-Qaeda and ISIS with America and Israel (Israeli Mossad), including the Vienna meeting where the US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to keep the Syrian president in power, not to allow ISIS militant group to reign in Syria, absence of Israel in the meeting and America’s decision of sending 50 special forces to Syria to help in taking down ISIS terrorists might be noted as example.
It is mentionable that during the Cold War period, regional balance of power was also part of the central balance of power. In this respect, during various annual summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), their leaders displayed strength against the rising dominance of the US in the region, and called for a multipolar system in the world. Participating in the summit, this year, Pakistan, Iran and India got permanent membership of the SCO, while the US still backs Indian hegemony in Asia to counterbalance China. Furthermore, agreement between Pakistan and China regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is also backed by Putin would prove a great game changer in Asia, as both Moscow and Beijing are likely to counterbalance America’s power.
Nonetheless, President Putin has exposed the secret designs of the US global war on terror—New World Order agents, their collaboration with the Zionist-led regime in America and Israel including fake war against ISIS.
Putin has also clarified that he is attacking the New World Order, “not because he wants to establish some kind of super-power entity in the Western world, but because the New World Order is imposing an irrational, irresponsible and unlivable ideology upon much of the West.”
It is because of these reasons that Canadian-nominated new prime minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Canada would withdraw its fighter jets from the US-led mission against ISIS. And British Prime Minister David Cameron has also abandoned plans to carry out airstrikes against ISIS positions in Syria, after he failed to receive support from Labour MPs.
In fact, unlike Putin’s Russian nationalism, Bush and Obama pursued the Zionism instead of American nationalism. Some people also think that Moscow is watching its own interests. Undoubtedly, every country safeguards its interests. But, Russia cannot do it at the cost of larger interests of humanity as well as those of the Islamic World and the loyalist Americans by ignoring present era of social media and internet which has brought the bloody battles of the politicians in our bedrooms. However, Russia is successfully restoring the system of balance of power which is necessary for world peace and economic development.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations