Brian Berletic

NATO Failure Illustrated by Growing Turkish-Syrian Tensions


Military activity on all sides has been increasing in northern Syria. Turkish forces are increasing their presence and the pace of operations against Kurdish held territory north of Aleppo and to the east along the Turkish-Syrian border in what may lead up to a major military operation. The Daily Sabah in an article titled, “Turkey urges Russia to fulfill deals…

Western Foreign Policy Created Ukraine Crisis, is Creating Crisis with China


Two recent events, both overshadowed by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, help illustrate how the same problematic aspects of Western foreign policy driving the Ukrainian conflict are hard at work in provoking conflict with yet another global power, China. Western complaints about an alleged naval base China is accused…

America’s “Game-Changing” HIMARS: The Rest of the Story


The United States has announced that it will be sending yet another heavy weapon system to Ukraine amid its ongoing proxy war with Russia. After sending thousands of Javelin anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, and over 100 M777 howitzers (including several sent by US allies Australia and Canada), the US is preparing to send the High Mobility…

Washington’s Shifting Taiwan Policy Aims for an Asian “Ukraine”


The United States is openly talking about its arming of Taiwan no longer in general terms of ensuring “sufficient self-defense,” but rather specifically to “win against China,” thus confirming Beijing’s longstanding claims that Washington has been provoking conflict in what is China’s internal political affairs recognized as such…

West Decries Philippine’s New Government – US-backed Protests Begin


Recent general elections in The Philippines appear to signal the island nation’s continued but gradual move out from under US subordination and its rise with the rest of Asia as China emerges as both a regional and global superpower. With Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. set to become the next president…

US Multi-Domain Operations – War by Additional Means


The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990’s, to shifting to a “small wars” force fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq for 20 years. As…

Washington’s Indo-Pacific “Allies” Refuse to Host US Missiles


As part of Washington’s long-standing strategy of encircling and containing China, it seeks to add to its already immense military footprint along China’s periphery, missile installations and specifically, ground-based intermediate-range missiles (GBIRMs) across the Indo-Pacific Region. A research paper funded by the US government…

Suicide Bombing in Pakistan is Part of US Proxy War with China


A sucide bomber killed four in southern Pakistan including 3 Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver on Apirl 26. AP would report in its article, “Suicide blast in southern Pakistan kills 3 Chinese, driver,” that: The Baluchistan Liberation Army, a militant group in nearby Baluchistan province, has targeted Chinese nationals…

Myanmar Violence: a Slow Burn US Proxy War


The ongoing violence in Myanmar may have faded into the background of global media coverage as much more intense conflict shapes up within and along Ukraine’s borders in Eastern Europe and as Washington raises the prospect of direct conflict with China in Asia. However, Myanmar’s conflict serves as a point of destabilization which may impact the wider stability…

US Dusts Off WMD Lies, This Time Aimed at Russia


The US is once again waving around accusations against its adversaries of preparing to use “chemical weapons.” This time, the accused is Russia amid ongoing military operations in Ukraine. The Guardian in its article, “‘Clear sign’ Putin is weighing up use of chemical weapons in Ukraine, says Biden,” would claim: Russia’s false accusation that…

Solomon Islands: A Risky Move Out From Under Western Control


The Solomon Islands are in the process of cementing into place a security pact with China. According to an alleged leaked draft, this pact includes provisions allowing the Solomon Islands to request the presence of Chinese police and military personnel to “assist in maintaining social order, protecting people’s lives and property…

As in Ukraine, so Too in Taiwan


Just as the the United States and its allies created an existential threat to Russia through the transformation of Ukraine into a highly militarized proxy of Western military power – so too is such a threat being deliberately and systematically created on the island of Taiwan vis-a-vis Beijing. From 2014 onward, the United State had installed into power regimes in both Ukraine and Taiwan disrupting the status…

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