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An accurate appraisal of U.S.- Russia history appeared three days ago in the Boston Review by Thomas Graham. Over the decades, Graham has been a highly respected U.S. State Department official and thought leader. During Trump’s early days after the election, he was one of two insiders expected to get the role of Ambassador to Russia. He is a highly intelligent, knowledgeable expert on U.S.- Russia issues.
I’ve interacted with Tom since the late 80’s. His door was always open to me. I found that he had an exceptional ability to understand what is going on in Russia when others had little comprehension at all––but he said little publicly. After leaving U.S. State Department positions, he joined Henry Kissinger as the Managing Director of Kissinger Associates. We have taken our CCI Russian entrepreneurs to him there for discussions, something that he clearly enjoyed.
Knowing Tom had to rein in his public utterances given his role with the U.S. State Department, et al, I had always hoped that someday he would play an external role in helping Congress members and presidential advisors determine U.S. Russia policy.
Today on opening my emails I found the article below, giving the clearest picture to American officials and the public about the facts regarding the U.S.- Russia relationship up to today.
Information such as Putin’s ‘Open Letter’ to the BRICS Summit (following this note) is never seen in our mainstream newspapers or TV channels. While we aren’t aware of such happenings, this information is being read by millions of hopeful people in strategic places throughout the world.
It’s easy to comprehend why elite globalists here and abroad are doing everything possible to interfere with the process of multipolarity––given that Russia, China and the BRICS nations are forging ahead with activity that will replace America’s 70 years of being the only lead country in the world.
It’s understandable why Washington has put missile defense systems around Russia’s borders, why NATO tries to heel in China’s waters and agenda, why these power players are being aggressive in every area they can. THEY SIMPLY INTEND FOR THE U.S. TO STAY IN POWER. They believe we must control the destiny of the entire world. They call this “Full Spectrum Dominance.” It works well for us … but to date, not so well for many other countries. These powerful forces have controlled the earth’s waters, airspaces, satellites, technology, surveillance, financial systems and the fates of smaller nations for decades. How? Through NATO, the military industrial complex corporations and Wall Street.
Like them, I too am deeply concerned, but for different reasons. Why? Because a nuclear war may result from this deadly competition for global power. Secondly, if a multipolar world comes into existence, it could cause cataclysmic challenges for us––unless a lot of forethought and planning occur. What will happen if the world “goes off” of the U.S. dollar? What will this do to our currency? How will it affect the price and availability of bananas and coffee at our Safeways and Starbucks? … And what will happen to our stock markets, pension plans, salaries and many other factors we take for granted? We need our best minds studying how to get through such a transition successfully––not budgeting and making plans in war rooms for more military engagements.