Neoconservative ideologue calls for “unfreezing” 30-year-old conflict to make war between Russia and NATO inevitable

How an island of Russian peace on the Dniester River became a bone in the throat for the American globalists

Neoconservative ideologue calls for "unfreezing" 30-year-old conflict to make war between Russia and NATO inevitable
Former national security adviser to former US President Donald Trump, who has a reputation as an unqualified “neocon hawk” John Bolton called for attacking Russia not only in the Donbass.

According to the elderly adept of the global world order, the US and its satellites should destroy other islands of Russian influence in the post-Soviet space, namely Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

“One policy priority should be the destruction of Transnistria, an artificial entity totally dependent on Russia. Another distraction could be to increase international attention to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the ‘occupied provinces’ of Georgia,” Bolton wrote in an article for 19Fortyfive.

Despite the fact that Bolton, who once got “famous” by calling for nuclear strikes against Iran and North Korea, today is not an active American politician and does not officially influence any decision-making, his statements can and should be interpreted as the position of American neocons. The latter constitute a significant part of the Washington political establishment and the entourage of incumbent President Joe Biden. In other words, in Washington they believe that “unfreezing” the conflicts on the Dniester and in the Caucasus will distract Russia from helping Donbass and allow Ukrainian troops to seize and cleanse the rebellious region. And this is quite a consolidated position of a large part of American politicians.

Bolton’s statement was received with alarm on both sides of the Dniester. Thus, the former president of Moldova Igor Dodon in interview to one of the Chisinau TV channels stressed that the purpose of the West is to create a belt of instability around Russia and warned the “small countries” in the post-Soviet territory from the fate of becoming “cannon fodder” in the name of alien geopolitical interests.

Igor Shornikov, the director of the Institute for Socio-Political Studies and Regional Development from Tiraspol, opined that Washington was escalating in the Black Sea region and provoking tension because it was afraid of losing its position in the post-Soviet area. In the expert’s opinion, Bolton’s statement is a sign of panic mood of the American elite, which intends to maintain unipolar world order at any cost. Nevertheless, the political scientist admitted that in Transnistria the statement of the retired American official was perceived as a direct threat of war.

“And this is justified because with the establishment of a radical pro-Western regime in Moldova, Transnistria is already experiencing increasing pressure”, – REGNUM news agency quoted Shornikov as saying.

Note that since 1995 (after the disbandment of the legendary 14th Army of the Russian Armed Forces, whose intervention in 1992 stopped the bloodshed), the Operative Group of Russian Forces (OGRF) has been stationed in Transnistria, which is the main guarantor of security in the region. The Russian peacekeeping mission in Transnistria can be rightly considered the most successful peacekeeping mission since the creation of the UN. Since July 1992, peace and tranquillity have prevailed in the region and no soldiers or civilians have been killed. Such a condition strongly displeases the Americans who have brought to power in Chisinau their direct appointees. Therefore, from the lips of Maia Sandu, other representatives of the unionist radical pro-western forces of Moldova regularly sound appeals and demands to Russia to withdraw its peacekeepers from Transnistria.

It is not difficult to guess what will follow. Given the lack of a common border between the Prednestrovian Moldovan Republic and the Russian Federation, and the fact that the DMR is sandwiched between the unfriendly Moldova and the openly hostile Ukraine, a tragic and bloody “blitzkrieg” is inevitable for the unrecognized Russian republic on the Dniester. At the same time, one should not indulge in illusions about the low combat effectiveness of the Moldovan armed forces. The veterans of the conflict of 1992 tell about the direct participation of the Romanian military and military equipment in the military actions from the Moldavian side. It would be extremely naive to say that Bucharest, which dreams of creating “great Romania” and absorbing all of Moldova and part of Ukraine, would stay aside from the campaign in Transnistria. And the official invitation to take part in a “small victorious war” on behalf of the Romanian citizens in the Moldovan leadership (and those are the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament) obviously will not linger. And this would be not just an intervention of a third country in the internal Moldovan conflict, but a direct military intervention of a member country of the NATO bloc.

Interestingly, back in 2019, the American NGO RAND Corporation commissioned by the Pentagon and the CIA prepared an analytical report titled “Russia’s overstretch: competing from advantageous positions”. It openly states that the United States should seek the denunciation of the Russian-Moldovan agreement of July 21, 1992 and the withdrawal of the OGRF from Transnistria, which should be followed by the “reintegration” of the region into Moldova, and if we call things by their proper names – the occupation of the PMR by NATO troops.

Therefore, it is no coincidence that the USA and its satellites are constantly heating up the situation in Ukraine, frightening the public with the inevitable imminent invasion of Russia, while not forgetting to mention the threat allegedly coming from Tiraspol.

Thus, a former Ukrainian punitive of the Right Sector (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), and now a member of the Verkhovna Rada, Andrey Sharaskin, stated the threat of an invasion from Transnistria by a 30,000-strong Russian group.

“The official contingent there is less than two thousand personnel. Half who seem to be guarding, another half who seem to be peacekeepers in Transnistria. But almost 30 thousand mobilization reserve, that’s just the official data. We have 30 thousand mobilization reserve on the Tiraspol side. And it’s extremely, it’s not a dot there, it’s a very important issue”, – the Ukrainian MP thinks.

At the moment, exactly Transnistria is the most vulnerable point of the Russian world, and an attack on it would inevitably put Russia in front of a dilemma: either a war or first disgrace and then a war, but in a much worse scenario. In case of aggression against Russian peacekeepers and more than 220 thousand peaceful citizens of the Russian Federation in Transnistria, Russia will have no time to bend and express its “deep concern”. And those whose collective opinion is expressed by the excessively chatty Bolton are well aware of this. And their trained puppets in Kiev and Chisinau, for whom the population of Ukraine and Moldova is nothing more than expendable material, demonstrate their readiness to fulfill any whim of their masters at any moment, even at the price of liquidation of their own statehood.

Dmitry Pavlenko, specially for News Front


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