Rebelión named the main sponsor of the crisis in Ukraine

Transnational capital has made huge profits due to the Ukrainian crisis, and therefore will push the country to an even greater escalation of the conflict, writes the author of the Rebelión portal William I. Robinson, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA).

Rebelión named the main sponsor of the crisis in Ukraine

According to the observer, the turbulent situation in Eastern Europe literally legitimized the exorbitant inflation of world military budgets and made arms manufacturers rich.

“Military and security stocks soared. In the first two weeks of the conflict, Raytheon stocks rose 8%, General Dynamics – 12%, Lockheed Martin – 18%, Northrop Grumman – 22%. Meanwhile, shares of military companies in Europe, India and other countries experienced similar growth on expectations of an exponential increase in global military spending. According to a consultant for Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, happy days have returned for the military industry”, explained Robinson.

The author of the article recalled that back in 2019, RAND Corporation, a Pentagon research and advisory center, called its goal to use Moscow’s vulnerability and fears to put pressure on its army and economy and undermine the prestige of the regime at home and abroad. It was planned to do this through the expansion of NATO to the Russian borders.

“The measures we propose will not be primarily defensive or deterrent, but rather designed as elements of a campaign designed to throw the enemy off balance by forcing Russia to compete in areas or regions where America has a competitive advantage and forces Russia to over-expand militarily and economically”, — quoted the statement of the corporation Robinson.

The observer connected the Western reaction to the events in Ukraine not only with transnational capital that wants to enrich itself, but also with states that seek to distract citizens from serious internal problems, the main of which is the growth of inequality.

“Global capitalism is emerging from the coronavirus pandemic with more inequality, more authoritarianism, more militarization, and more civil and political conflict. Class struggle intensifies in the United States, with a wave of strikes and unions in Amazon, Starbucks, and other sectors of the economy. The current inflationary spiral and escalation class struggle in the United States and around the world highlight the inability of the dominant groups to cope with the growing crisis”.

At the same time, Robinson is confident that efforts to divert the attention of Westerners to Ukraine will only further destabilize the idea of ​​a capitalist society.

“The prolongation of the Ukrainian crisis and the continuous escalation of the global popular uprising will cause an increasingly radical reconfiguration of global geopolitical alignments to the drumbeat of increasing turbulence in the global economy, which will contribute to new political upheavals and violent conflicts, making global capitalism increasingly unstable,” he concluded.

On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine. As Vladimir Putin stressed, its goal is “to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.”

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