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People’s Daily: “Proxy War” Overdrafts U.S. Strategic Credit

Former US President Eisenhower once said that proxy warfare is the cheapest way to achieve national goals. 



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This is an article from the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece newspaper the People’s Daily. Hidden American’s does not approve or agree with the CCP, but we think it’s vitally important for the American people to understand foreign perspectives on world events.

April 22, 2022 10:29 | Source: People’s Daily Online – International Channel

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has lasted for more than a month. This is the most serious geopolitical event since the end of the Cold War, which has brought countless sufferings. Former US President Eisenhower once said that proxy warfare is the cheapest way to achieve national goals. The Russia-Ukraine conflict is such a veritable “proxy war” launched by the U.S. behind the manipulation of Ukraine.

The American website “War on the Rock” commented that “proxy war” refers to a country’s attempt to influence the outcome of a conflict by providing material assistance to a belligerent party without directly participating in the battle itself. For a long time, the United States has been keen to engage in “color revolutions”, cultivate regional agents, deliberately create confrontation, and become the biggest destroyer of regional stability.

From the “Orange Revolution” and “Square Revolution” in 2004 to the political turmoil in Ukraine in 2014, the United States incited confrontation in Ukraine, laying the groundwork for the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has intensified, the United States has not tried to persuade peace and talks to help cool the situation, but instead has provided a large amount of military assistance to Ukraine. On April 13, U.S. President Joe Biden said he would approve $800 million in weapons, ammunition and other forms of aid to Ukraine. So far, together with the latest approval of $800 million in supplies, the total amount of US military aid to Ukraine has exceeded $3 billion.

“Proxy wars” often represent low cost, high yield, and plausible prevarication. In the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the United States consumed Russia, strengthened its control over Europe, took the opportunity to push up oil prices and expanded energy exports to Europe, and made a lot of money. The painful price to come has nothing to do with the United States. In this way, the United States maximizes benefits and minimizes risks.

Profitability is the fundamental reason why the United States is keen on “proxy wars”. For a long time, the United States has long been familiar with this routine. In the Syrian civil war, the United States and Western countries supported the anti-government forces in various forms, enabling them to fight against the Syrian government forces for a long time. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pointed out that the early warning of the Syrian crisis turning into a proxy war has become a reality.

As early as during the Cold War, the United States fanned the flames everywhere, engaged in proxy wars, constantly created world turmoil, waged wars at the hands of others, and consolidated its hegemonic position. America’s true intentions are clear.

Former US President Jimmy Carter once said, “America is the most warlike country in the history of the world.” Less than 250 years after the founding of the United States, the United States has not launched military operations abroad for less than 20 years. The United States frequently provoked wars, which not only failed to bring peace and security, but aggravated disasters. At the same time, the United States has never fulfilled the promises it made before the war, so that it has gradually fallen into a whirlpool of dishonesty.

When the war in Afghanistan began 20 years ago, the US government promised to bring “democracy and prosperity” to the Afghan people, but the US failed to deliver. Today, Afghanistan faces a severe humanitarian crisis. According to reports, during the war in Afghanistan, a total of about 11 million people became refugees. Statistics from the World Food Programme show that 22.8 million Afghans face severe food insecurity and 3.2 million Afghan children under the age of five are severely malnourished. In the early 1990s, then US Secretary of State James Baker promised then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that “NATO will not expand even an inch eastward,” but the US government failed to do so. The United States claims to promote NATO’s eastward expansion is to maintain peace and prevent war in Europe, however, the reality is not the case.

The United States should consider whether it has become a perfidious “imperial empire”.