Red Fire is a Communist (traditional form) website, but it takes the same stance on the war provoked by the Biden administration as do Libertarians.

The world is closer to nuclear annihilation today than at any other time in history. The responsibility for this impending catastrophe lies entirely with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the anti-Russian military alliance of the collective West. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has virtually no authority; it is here rather an administrator who marches under American command.[1] NATO is made up of governments in Europe allied with the United States, but ultimately Washington decides. And right now they are pushing with dizzying recklessness toward a nuclear confrontation with Russia, abandoning any pretense of supporting Ukraine only with arms, money and “advisers”.

Russia again warns the United States

The proposed referendums for the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye – which give them the possibility of joining the Russian Federation – have once again directly warned the United States and its allies in the European Union (EU) . In the event, as expected, that these regions vote to join Russia – these vast regions will very quickly become Russian territory. Then there would be no question of a “special military operation” with limited rules of engagement for Russian forces. If the Ukrainian army, which is led by NATO and supported by the Nazis, launches an assault on one of the new borders, surely Russia will respond. President Vladimir Putin’s statement that Russia has much more advanced weapons than the West, and that it will use them if the territory of Russia is threatened, is not at all a “bluff”.[3] It was yet another warning — for the hundredth time — to American leaders that Russia’s nuclear arsenal is not only equal to theirs, but that Russia also has hypersonic missiles. These projectiles accelerate to several times the speed of sound and can hardly be intercepted by any defenses the US military will be able to assemble.

The peoples of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye have already been waiting for 8 years for the opportunity to be able to reach what they consider to be their homeland. The heroic peoples of Donetsk and Luhansk rejected the NATO-backed Nazi coup in Kyiv in 2014 and fought back, sacrificing thousands of deaths. As soon as these regions (Novorossiya) become part of the Russian Federation, the American State has practically only two options. 1. Recognize the new geopolitical reality by ordering Kyiv to withdraw or 2. Provoke Russia to use tactical nuclear weapons by ordering Kyiv to launch a massive invasion of last resort.[4] Yet the macabre cynicism with which the United States and the EU have waged their war so far, which has resulted in the loss of countless Ukrainian lives and a lesser number of Russian lives, is possibly not yet silenced.

The consequences of a nuclear war, even if “limited”, will be incalculable. Arguably, this war from the start could have been avoided IF Washington had simply granted Moscow the assurance that Ukraine would never be part of NATO. Nevertheless, that in this case would practically mean the West abandoning 20 years of irrational, hysterical and even racist Russophobic propaganda, and an admission that it was at least partly false. However, the ruling classes in the US and EU are ready to use any means to achieve their ends, even if it means arming and funding Nazi forces, tearing the world to pieces or even down to nuclear Armageddon.

One fight, same fight

Working people around the world cannot afford NATO to destroy the world, whether by design or by accident. It must be recognized, first of all, that this difficult situation is part of the continuity of 2.5 previous years of repression, and that it is in no way separate from it. The Covid was hardly a “pandemic”, but rather an elaborate attempt to revive or re-set the capitalist mode of production in a desperate attempt to go against the gigantic economic power of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and military and political cooperation with Eurasia which is only one of the results. The economic power of the PRC stems from its state ownership of the strategic means of production and a planned economy, where private profit is NOT the overriding ambition. However treacherously, the governments of the PRC and Russia capitulated to the West regarding their fraudulent Covid terror agenda, and even embraced it – albeit to varying degrees.

The level of political repression under the guise of Covid was not as severe – in some parts of Russia or the PRC as elsewhere. For example, while the PRC had some of the most stringent regulations in place, it was unable to impose vaccination mandates. The working class in the West, on the other hand, suffered job losses living under absolute restrictions, which defy all logic – including the construction of concentration camps. It required historically unprecedented political repression, and a “sanitary” justification, to prevent the working class from beginning to resist the loss of its livelihoods, let alone having to resist the crushing weight of medical fascism. As expected, the extremely violent attempt of these last 2.5 years of reviving capitalism has not had enough effect to restore the profit rates demanded by the big business tycoons. The imperialist West simply cannot afford that the PRC can continue to produce at least three times the economic growth of the US and the EU. She not only fails to compete — she finds herself compelled to seek and wage war, even at the risk of their own destruction.

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