Putin’s East vs. Globalist West: Merging Into a New World Order
Written by Alex Newman
With all of the alleged points of conflict — Ukraine, Syria, Cuba, Iran, and more — between Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and the West, the notion that Russia and its allies may someday “merge” or “converge” with the United States might sound ludicrous. Still, as we shall show, that is the ultimate plan, and it has been for decades, if not longer. In fact, even the supposed “crises” and “tensions” between “East” and “West” — largely manufactured for public consumption — are helping to drive that process. Somewhat behind the scenes but hardly in total secrecy, Putin and his supposed nemeses among the global government-promoting Western establishment are in fact working together toward what they call a “New World Order.”
Toward that end, globalists have long been advancing what they refer to as “convergence.” In essence, for the world to be ruled under a single global regime, East and West, Third World and First World, will all have to “converge” — meet in the middle, perhaps. (See our related article Putin: Key Player in the ‘New World Order.’”) In recent decades, however, it has become clear that the scheme involves making the United States and Europe more like China and Russia, rather than the other way around, playing the public on both sides to accelerate the process.
This, too, has been a long-term operation. As far back as 1953, then-Ford Foundation President H. Rowan Gaither, an important operative with the global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), explained the strategy to congressional investigator Norman Dodd. The major tax-exempt foundations and key government insiders, he explained, were working “to so alter life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.” The White House was apparently fully on board as well.
It is of course true that, outwardly at least, Russian society has in some ways become more “Western” oriented, even though the tragic and horrific legacy of mass-murdering communist tyranny is still everywhere. While Russia now has many “companies,” the economic system is similar to Communist China’s — state-owned behemoths run by regime functionaries and cronies. The system is often referred to as “state-capitalism,” or, more properly, communism with a thin façade of “markets.” Even the media in Russia remains largely owned and controlled by Putin and his apparatchiks.
The United States, meanwhile, is quickly moving in a similar direction, with the federal government gobbling up, subsidizing, controlling, and bailing out companies while increasingly trying to dictate how they operate. Power is quickly being usurped from other branches and levels of government, becoming consolidated in the federal executive branch instead of where it belongs. As explained in a September 22 cover story in this magazine by Charles Scaliger, “In very many respects, American government and society are now aligned with the vision of the Communist Manifesto.”
In Russia, despite claims of real reform from the Soviet days, the old communist KGB-FSB bosses still run virtually the entire show. “Four out of five political leaders and state administrators in Russia either have been or still are members of the security services,” the BBC reported, citing research in a study about the surging influence of the KGB-FSB in the “new” Russia under Putin’s rule. Unsurprisingly, many of the KGB officials in question were appointed by Putin himself. Other key Soviet figures simply became crony “oligarchs,” buying up state-controlled resources for pennies on the dollar under the phony guise of “privatization.” Those who oppose or expose them often end up dead.
Even former Soviet bosses have compared Putin’s “United Russia” party to the old Communist Party of the Soviet Union, or CPSU. Still today, Putin and his comrades proudly march their military forces around Moscow’s Red Square covered in Lenin images and Soviet-era symbols, such as the infamous hammer and sickle and the red star, as the Soviet National Anthem blares in the background.
Shedding a great deal of light on it all was former KGB disinformation specialist Anatoliy Golitsyn, widely regarded as among the most important Kremlin operatives ever to defect to the West. In his book The Perestroika Deception, Golitsyn, whose track record of predictions has been virtually flawless, argued that the apparent collapse of the Soviet regime was, in fact, a giant fraud — as was the alleged Sino-Soviet split used by Western leaders to alternately offer assistance to both communist regimes under the guise of pitting one against the other. “When the right moment comes the mask will be dropped and the Russians with Chinese help will seek to impose their system on the West on their own terms as the culmination of a ‘Second October Socialist Revolution,’” Golitsyn explained. It will be convergence, on communist terms.
Going back even further in history, virtually the entire communist project in world domination and terror — from the original Bolshevik revolution and the building up of Stalin, to Chairman Mao’s murderous takeover of China and Fidel Castro’s bloody rise to power in Cuba — has been facilitated every step of the way by Western globalists. For a good primer on the subject, check out Professor Anthony Sutton’s Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution (1974, Arlington House). Not only is there very little credible evidence to suggest anything has changed, there are countless indications that Moscow continues to play its globalist-assigned role in the building of the New World Order and the accompanying merging of East and West.
How the Ukraine Crisis Fits In
Judging by events and tensions surrounding Ukraine, it would certainly appear — at least on the surface — as if Putin and the West are at odds with each other. (To understand what is really behind the events in Ukraine, William Jasper’s article “Ukraine: Unraveling the Planned Chaos” in the April 7 issue of The New American is a must-read.)
However, as countless senior-level Western globalists and New World Order strategists have made clear, crises and tensions between the various regions and blocs are crucial in the dialectical process — as observed recently in Ukraine, which is now on the road toward fully surrendering its sovereignty to the EU. Eventually, if all goes according to the globalist plan, empowered regional regimes such as the EU will all be merged into submission under a single global regime, likely spearheaded by the United Nations or some similar organization that would succeed it. So how do Putin and Ukraine fit in?
There are numerous complex agendas at work in Ukraine. But all of them advance globalism and ultimate convergence, as we shall show. Most importantly, perhaps, is how Putin’s aggressive actions in Ukraine — backing separatist rebels, annexing Crimea, and more — have brilliantly served the establishment’s strategy for world order. In fact, the Ukrainian fiasco perfectly follows globalist bigwig Henry Kissinger’s publicly outlined strategy for “competing regional units” on the road to global government.
For example, the growing tensions served a key globalist goal that otherwise would have been far more difficult to sell to the European public, which is increasingly weary and even outraged by never-ending political integration. In Eurasia, EU/U.S. bellicosity in Ukraine helped Putin justify his Eurasian Union machinations, such as justifying the need for integration against hostile super blocs. In Europe, meanwhile, Putin’s supposed militarism provided fresh justifications for surrendering even more power and authority to Brussels, giving impetus for building up a full-blown EU military and for Ukraine joining. In Brussels and Washington, the alleged threat posed by Putin has added renewed urgency to the push for transatlantic integration, too.
Ironically, many establishment mouthpieces on both sides of the supposed divide actually have acknowledged how successful tensions in Ukraine have been in spurring deeper integration and globalism despite growing public opposition. “You knew that even 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, nothing concentrates the Western mind like a Soviet-style land grab in Eastern Europe,” explained Michael Knigge, head of the editorial team for the establishment publication Deutsche Welle, a leading globalist mouthpiece in Germany. In an op-ed mockingly entitled “Thank You, Mr. Putin,” Knigge wrote: “Your power play does what we couldn’t: revive our two key projects. With your annexation of the Crimea you have thrown a much-needed lifeline to two fundamental Western projects: European integration and the transatlantic partnership.” Putin’s bellicosity has also fueled a renewed push to expand and deepen NATO, a United Nations subsidiary, while encouraging traditionally neutral states, such as Sweden and Finland, to join the controversial club.
How convenient. Is it likely that Putin, a ruthless Machiavellian and strategist, is simply a fool, and that his actions “accidently” strengthened his supposed Western nemeses? The chances of that are slim — after all, he did not rise to the top among cut-throats and psychopaths by being stupid, ignorant, or shy. Instead, behind the scenes, globalist forces are hard at work stage-managing geopolitical events to dupe the public. Again, Jasper’s article on Ukraine lays it all out. The imposition of sanctions by both sides advances the cause of regionalism as well, just as Kissinger, whom Putin refers to as a “trusted adviser,” described.
Russian Terror Troops in America as “Cooperation” Flourishes
Even while Putin has been deepening ties with U.S. enemies — the Iranian dictatorship and Castro’s regime, for example, are still listed as state sponsors of terrorism by the State Department — the Obama administration has unleashed an unprecedented level of bilateral “cooperation” with the Kremlin. In 2012, for example, for the first time in history, the Obama administration hosted Russian military forces on U.S. soil. The pretext: training together to battle “terrorism” — ironic to the point of absurdity, especially considering the critical Soviet and KGB roles in creating, arming, and training legions of terrorists around the world, a topic that has been explored in depth by this magazine.
“The Russian soldiers are here as invited guests of the U.S. government; this is part of a formal bilateral exchange program between the U.S. and Russia that seeks to develop transparency and promote defense reform,” Commander Wendy L. Snyder, U.S. Defense press officer for policy, told The New American in an e-mail at the time. “This is the first time that American and Russian special operations troops have participated in a bilateral exercise.”
While senior U.S. officials remained eerily quiet about the scheming, Russian officials were boasting. “The Russian Airborne Assault Force will contribute a special task group that will exercise with U.S. special service weapons,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Aleksandr Kucherenko, explaining that the exercises would include joint raids on “an imaginary terrorists’ camp.”
In 2013, more news about Kremlin-White House cooperation was trickling out. Especially troubling: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) signed agreements to “cooperate” with Putin’s “Emergencies Ministry” (EMERCOM) in a wide array of fields, cooperating on everything from the drug war and agriculture to terror, science, “rule of law,” health, environment, energy, nuclear issues, education, culture, media, business, arms control, and more, according to the U.S. State Department.
By 2014, the Obama administration was quietly negotiating a pseudo-treaty with the Kremlin to share sensitive financial data on citizens with each other under the guise of finding “tax cheats” — part of the so-called Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) intergovernmental agreements invented by the administration and being exploited to create a global tax regime.
Putin and Kissinger: Two Globalist Peas in a Pod
Putin now openly cooperates with the highest echelons of the globalist establishment in the West. Last year, for example, Bloomberg reported on some of the myriad links between Putin’s government and Goldman Sachs, one of the premier globalist banking institutions listed as a corporate “founder” of the CFR. Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein also served on Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s “advisory committee.”
Separately, the Russian “Economy Ministry” had just hired the bank (described as the “vampire squid” by a prominent journalist) to help boost the nation’s image and attract more foreign capital. In Europe and the United States, of course, Goldman Sachs operatives are never far from the real levers of power, with many of them regularly appointed to lead national and regional governments, central banks, and more.
Top globalist individuals are more than close to Putin, too. In early 2012, Putin met with Henry “New World Order” Kissinger in Moscow to discuss what Putin’s spokesman described as “world affairs” with his “old friend.” According to Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, the two establishment bigwigs had met on numerous occasions, including for a dinner at Kissinger’s home in New York. “He values everyone’s point of view, and especially such a wise man as Henry Kissinger,” Peskov explained to the New York Times, adding that Putin was interested in Kissinger’s “counsel” on “domestic politics, among other subjects.”
Last year, Putin’s “Foreign Ministry” even gave Kissinger, who was in Moscow at the time, an “honorary doctorate” in “diplomacy.” “You have not simply been doing diplomatic service or similar activities; you have been a global politician for almost your whole life,” Putin gushed. “You have many friends in Russia, both among our foreign policy veterans and among other people as well, who always pay great attention to your views on how the global political situation will develop. So giving you an honorary doctorate by the Russian diplomatic academy makes perfect sense.” Kissinger thanked Putin and noted that he had been visiting Russia regularly for the last five decades — most of which were marked by overt communist tyranny.
Apparently the mutual admiration between the two figures goes back decades, as Putin revealed in his book First Person. “Mr. Putin has cited Mr. Kissinger as a trusted foreign policy adviser,” the Times reported.
In 2007, Kissinger and former KGB terror boss for the Middle East Yevgeny Primakov were appointed by Putin to co-chair a bilateral “working group” of U.S. and Russian political insiders to deal with everything from terrorism to nuclear threats — two key tools in the toolbox of New World Order proponents. That “cooperation,” has expanded to unprecedented heights during the Putin-Obama era — quite an odd development for supposed “foes” allegedly working to counter each other.
In the end, unless the American people stop it, “cooperation” will become full-blown merger, with the world under the thumb of a global regime.