Under the Charter, war was no longer the prerogative of sovereign States. Rather, States could only resort to the use of force as a collective security measure under Article 42 of the Charter or in self-defense under Article Any use of armed force not falling within one of these two narrow exceptions was deemed to be a violation of international law.
What I want to do here is something a little different and look at some of the more political consequences of these latest revelations. The first two of the five stages of grief: This is absolutely normal and will not last too long. However, it is worth looking into why exactly these revelations triggered such a powerful reaction as things are a little more complicated than might first appear.
First, a stunning revelation of sorts: Yes, it is true that the US nuclear arsenal is becoming increasingly antiquated, especially when compared with the Russian one and, yes, it is true that in an entire family of technologies the Russians are now clearly many years ahead of the USA.
But no, this does not mean that Russia could get away with a first strike against the USA neither could, for that matter, the USA could get away with a first strike against Russia.
First and foremost, his speech was a much-needed case of public psychotherapy. You could say that his intention was to force the Empire to eventually enter the next, more constructive, three stages of grief: Bringing a sense of reality to a deeply delusional Empire The leaders of the Empire, along with their brainwashed ideological droneslive in a world completely detached from reality.
American power elites, the majority of whom have never served a day in uniform nor ever attended serious military academic institutions and whose expertise on serious military-technological and geopolitical issues is limited to a couple of seminars on nuclear weapons and, in the best case scenario, the efforts of the Congressional Research Service are simply not qualified to grasp the complexity, the nature, and application of military force.
They simply have no reference points. The fact that some many? US politicians realized, at least in the back of their minds, that their ABM systems would never truly protect the USA from a Russian counter-strike did not really matter because there were some uniquely US American psychological factors which made the notion of an ABM system irresistibly attractive: Frankly, I suspect that many most?
The various variations of the ABM fairy tale make it possible for US Americans to believe that the next war would be mostly fought by pressing buttons and relying on computers.
Add to this a quasi-religious belief a dogma, really in the myth of American technological superiority and you understand that the Russian leaders began to realize that their US counterparts were gradually forgetting that they did have a bulls-eye painted on their backs. So what Putin did is simply paint a few more, different ones, just to make sure that US leaders come back to reality.
The Russian message to the US ruling elites was simple: To the warmongers at the Pentagon, the message was equally clear and tough: Simply put, you fight with dollars, we will fight with brains. US propagandists, who love to speak about how Russia always uses huge numbers of unskilled soldiers and dumb but brutal weapons now have to deal with a paradigm which they are completely unfamiliar with: Nothing will change in the Empire of Illusions at least for the foreseeable future Speaking of bankruptcy.
The recent revelations have confirmed what the Russians have been warning about for years: Russia did find and deploy an asymmetrical response which makes the entire US ABM program completely useless and obsolete. Furthermore, as Martyanov also points out, the current force structure of the US surface fleet has also been made basically obsolete and useless, at least against Russia but you can be sure that China is following close behind.
Although Russia claims that the annexation of Crimea is fair as referendum shows the Crimean in the favor of union with Russia but it cannot be justified because it is against the international law of state integrity, against the 3/5(3). During a celebratory speech earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that the mountain of criticism and economic sanctions placed on his country for the illegal annexation of Crimea were creating difficulty for Russia. The Problem with Hybrid Warfare by Nadia Schadlow, War on the Rocks. Europe is now a petri dish for hybrid war. Events of the past decade, not to mention the last few years, have reaffirmed the value of a concept that sought to explain a range of diverse, coercive instruments across .
Potentially, this state of affairs should have immense, tectonic repercussions: But, of course, absolutely nothing of this, nothing at all, will happen. In fact, I predict that the now self-evidently useless ABM program will proceed as if nothing had happened.
And, in a way, that is true. In fact, since the USA is now run by Neocons, we can very easily predict what they will do. They will do what Neocons always do: Also, keep in mind that the smart folks in the USN, and there are plenty of those, knew what was going on all along, but they either had no influence or kept their silence for obvious career reasons.
So, for the foreseeable future, expect the collective denial to continue.Oct 09, · Sebastopol, a military town of Crimea, has Russian military bases, and Russian-speaking population; it has been considered a pride of Russian military glory. All this legitimized, in the views of Russian population, the annexation.
Abstract: This study examines media’s role in hybrid warfare by looking at the case study of the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
Through a qualitative content analysis, using media framing theory, 30 articles from the news channel Russia Today were analysed. Six frames emerged from the analysis promoting a pro-Russian narrative. The FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years.
It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July It was the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe, and the 11th time that it had been held in Europe. At an estimated cost of over $ billion, it. Crimea is roughly the size of Massachusetts and is also the location of several strong naval bases for Russia.
Russia has now gained full control of the Crimean province and is continuing to maintain a militaristic occupation of Ukraine's military installations in the area, arguing that they are protecting their own interests within the region from the . The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph.
Although Russia claims that the annexation of Crimea is fair as referendum shows the Crimean in the favor of union with Russia but it cannot be justified because it is against the international law of state integrity, against the 3/5(3).