By: Thierry Meyssan
It’s a time that only happens once or twice a century. A new world order is emerging. All previous references disappear. Those who were doomed to grieve triumph, while those who ruled are thrown into hell.
Commentators must change their discourse as quickly as possible, overturn it in its entirety or be caught up in the whirlwind of history.The Soviet victory over the Nazi Reich in February 1943 was a major turning point in World War II. The ensuing turn was inevitable.It was not until the Anglo-American landing in Normandy (June 1944), the Yalta conference (February 1945), the suicide of Chancellor Hitler (February 1945) and finally the surrender of the Reich (8 May 1945) that this new world emerged.In one year (June 44-May 45), the Great Reich had been replaced by the Soviet-US duopoly. The United Kingdom and France, which were still the world’s two leading powers twelve years earlier, were to witness the decolonization of their empires.That was a moment like now.
The restoration of territory equivalent to a quarter of Syria’s space within one week is clear evidence of the failure of Rumsfeld-Cibrovsky’s strategy to destroy state structures and the end of the financial capitalism it served. What seemed unimaginable to us, really happened, the world system changed, and the events that followed were inevitable.
President Vladimir Putin’s very grand reception in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates testifies to the spectacular turnaround of the Gulf powers, which are now shifting to the Russian side.
The equally spectacular redistribution of cards in Lebanon sanctions the same political failure of financial capitalism. In a dollarized country where there have been no dollars left for a month, where banks are closing their counters and bank withdrawals are limited, anti-corruption demonstrations will not stop the overthrow of the old order.
As Britain backs down, France suddenly loses all credibility and influence.Donald Trump’s United States ceased to be the “indispensable nation”, the “policeman of the world” in the service of financial capitalism, to once again become a great economic power itself. WhileRussia is recognized by all as the “peacemaker” by assuring the triumph of the international law it had created by convening the “International Peace Conference” in The Hague in 1899, the principles of which have since been trampled underfoot by NATO members.
We have to understand what is going on. We are entering a period of transition. Lenin said in 1916 that imperialism was the supreme stage of the form of capitalism that disappeared with the two World Wars and the stock market crisis of 1929.Today’s world is that of financial capitalism, which is devastating economies one by one for the sole benefit of a few super-rich people.
Its supreme stage implied the division of the world into two parts: on the one hand, stable and globalized countries, and on the other hand, regions of the world without states, reduced to being mere reserves of raw materials. This model, contested by President Trump in the United States, the yellow vests in Western Europe or Syria in the Levant, is dying before our eyes.