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The Russia-China-Iran Alliance

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The Russia-China-Iran Alliance

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Written by Eric Zuesse

NATO, the U.S. Government, and all other “neoconservatives” (adherents to Cecil Rhodes’s 1877 plan for a global U.S. empire that would be run, behind the scenes, by the UK’s aristocracy) have been treating Russia, China, and Iran, as being their enemies. In consequence of this: Russia, China, and Iran, have increasingly been coordinating their international policies, so as to assist each other in withstanding (defending themselves against) the neoconservative efforts that are designed to conquer them, and to add them to the existing U.S. empire.

The U.S. empire is the largest empire that the world has ever known, and has approximately 800 military bases in foreign countries, all over the planet. This is historically unprecedented. But it is — like all historical phenomena — only temporary. However, its many propagandists — not only in the news-media but also in academia and NGOs (and Rhodesists predominate in all of those categories) — allege the U.S. (or UK-U.S.) empire to be permanent, or else to be necessary to become permanent. Many suppose that “the rise and fall of the great powers” won’t necessarily relate to the United States (i.e., that America will never fall from being the world’s dominant power); and, so, they believe that the “American Century” (which has experienced so many disastrous wars, and so many unnecessary wars) will — and even should — last indefinitely, into the future. That viewpoint is the permanent-warfare-for-permanent-peace lie: it asserts that a world in which America’s billionaires, who control the U.S. Government (and the American public now have no influence over their Government whatsoever), should continue their ‘rules-based international order’, in which these billionaires determine what ‘rules’ will be enforced, and what ‘rules’ won’t be enforced; and in which ‘rules-based international order’ international laws (coming from the United Nations) will be enforced ONLY if and when America’s billionaires want them to be enforced. The ideal, to them, is an all-encompassing global dictatorship, by U.S. (& UK) billionaires.

In other words: Russia, China, Iran, and also any nation (such as Syria, Belarus, and Venezuela) whose current government relies upon any of those three for international support, don’t want to become part of the U.S. empire. They don’t want to be occupied by U.S. troops. They don’t want their national security to depend upon serving the interests of America’s billionaires. Basically, they want the U.N. to possess the powers that its inventor, FDR, had intended it to have, which were that it would serve as the one-and-only international democratic republic of nation-states; and, as such, would have the exclusive ultimate control over all nuclear and other strategic weapons and military forces, so that there will be no World War III. Whereas Rhodes wanted a global dictatorship by a unified U.S./UK aristocracy, their ‘enemies’ want a global democracy of nations (FDR named it “the United Nations”), ruling over all international relations, and being settled in U.N.-authorized courts, having jurisdiction over all international-relations issues.

In other words: they don’t want an invasion such as the U.S. and its allies (vassal nations) did against Iraq in 2003 — an invasion without an okay from the U.N Security Council and from the General Assembly — to be able to be perpetrated, ever again, against ANY nation. They want aggressive wars (which U.S.-and-allied aristocracies ‘justify’ as being necessary to impose ‘democracy’ and ‘humanitarian values’ on other nations) to be treated as being the international war-crimes that they actually are.

However, under the prevailing reality — that international law is whatever the U.S. regime says it is — a U.N.-controlled international order doesn’t exist, and maybe never will exist; and, so, the U.S. regime’s declared (or anointed, or appointed) ‘enemies’ (because none of them actually is their enemy — none wants to be in conflict against the U.S.) propose instead a “multilateral order” to replace “the American hegemony” or global dictatorship by the U.S. regime. They want, instead, an international democracy, like FDR had hoped for, but they are willing to settle merely for international pluralism — and this is (and always has been) called “an international balance of powers.” They recognize that this (balance of powers) had produced WW I, and WW II, but — ever since the moment when Harry S. Truman, on 25 July 1945, finally ditched FDR’s intentions for the U.N., and replaced that by the Cold War for the U.S. to conquer the whole world (and then formed NATO, which FDR would have opposed doing) — they want to go back (at least temporarily) to the pre-WW-I balance-of-powers system, instead of to capitulate to the international hegemon (America’s billionaires, the controller of the U.S. empire).

So: the Russia-China-Iran alliance isn’t against the U.S. regime, but is merely doing whatever they can to avoid being conquered by it. They want to retain their national sovereignty, and ultimately to become nation-states within a replacement-U.N. which will be designed to fit FDR’s pattern, instead of Truman’s pattern (the current, powerless, talking-forum U.N.).

Take, as an example of what they fear, not only the case of the Rhodesists’ 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the case of America’s coup against Ukraine, which Obama had started planning by no later than 2011, and which by 2013 entailed his scheme to grab Russia’s top naval base, in Crimea (which had been part of Russia from 1783 to 1954 when the Soviet dictator transferred Crimea to Ukraine). Obama installed nazis to run his Ukrainian regime, and he hoped ultimately for Ukraine to be accepted into NATO so that U.S. missiles could be installed there on Russia’s border only a five-minute missile-flight away from Moscow. Alexander Mercouris at The Duran headlined on 4 July 2021, “Ukraine’s Black Sea NATO dilemma”, and he clearly explained the coordinated U.S.-and-allied aggression that was involved in the U.S.-and-allied maneuvering. U.S.-and-allied ‘news’-media hid it. Also that day, Mercouris bannered “In Joint Statement Russia-China Agree Deeper Alliance, Balancing US And NATO”, and he reported a historic agreement between those two countries, to coordinate together to create the very EurAsian superpower that Rhodesists have always dreaded. It’s exactly the opposite of what the U.S.-and-allied regimes had been aiming for. But it was the response to the Rhodesists’ insatiable imperialism.

To drive both Russia and China into a corner was to drive them together. They went into the same corner, not different corners. They were coming together, not coming apart. And Iran made it a threesome.

So: that’s how the U.S. regime’s appointed ‘enemies’ have come to join together into a virtual counterpart to America’s NATO alliance of pro-imperialist nations. It’s a defensive alliance, against an aggressive alliance — an anti-imperialist alliance, against a pro-imperialist alliance. America’s insatiably imperialistic foreign policies have, essentially, forced its ‘enemies’ to form their own alliance. It’s the only way for them to survive as independent nations, given Truman’s abortion of FDR’s plan for the U.N. — the replacement, by Truman of that, by the U.N. that became created, after FDR died on 12 April 1945.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.


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Lone Ranger

CIAtrolls and hasbarats are crying and raging 🤗

Chris Gr

China wants to control everything. Not so multipolar.


Correct. (and hence downvoted). At least most. Maybe not quite as monomaniacal as the UK/US

Chris Gr

They oppress Tibetans and Uyghurs.

jens holm social worker

u r German colony—cry like toork child

Chris Gr

Stop the drugs.


Good opinion piece. The Author shows both intelligence, common sense and critical thought. Notice how every time the US freaks in Washington, DC who conduct foreign policy must always rely on “allies, gang tactics and coalitions of the willing.” Even these extremely arrogant, reckless, condescending, bullying history and geography illiterates know that the US, despite it’s trillion dollar arsenal (only effective against poor countries who cannot fight back), does not have the resolve and ability to prevail against a China, Russia or even the DPRK and Iran. As long as Russia, China and Iran remain on friendly terms with each other, they will always be a bulwark against the US and it’s little worms in NATO along with the Japs, Australian lapdogs and the new hangers on in India.

jens holm

Sure. Cecil Rhodes in 1877 and abortion in 1945.

jens holm social worker

gibbering is good jens—better than me having to return you to lunatic asylum


The enemy of my enemy is my friend only gets you so far. The underlying national interests need to be aligned for any coalition to endure. NATO has endured. It’s members shared an interest in checking Soviet power, on their doorstep. Hence the current investment in developing and maintaining the demon Russia syndrome, to maintain NATO, and the demon China syndrome to maintain Aukus. But Russia and Iran have historic and strategic adversity. Russia and Japan had historic and strategic adversity, and now China has supplanted Japan and the dominant power in Asia, but the same paradigm will exist (with even greater reason given the long border and relative differential in natural resources).

An analysis of the interests of the three primary players identified here would reveal some interests aligned and some in counterpoint, and no captain of the team. Do not expect durability.

jens holm

No wonder some jew and his wife are constructing some Ark before and not after the big flod there:)

jens holm social worker

please visit clinic we can trade you better psyche meds for cheese

norwegian ombudsman

please give jens new rubber duck and used condoms…we despise Danes spying on us for CIA

Chris Gr

A new continent will rise on Pacific.

Paul Citro

The Empire must fall because of this law: Greed…Corruption…Incompetence…Collapse.


An empire needs (at best a phony) enemy. China and her appendices oblige.
Conrona is the best example, they play together. Only Russia and Iran deserve the title of being non-imperialistic, I’d say, China is, although in a different way than the UK/US.
Ukrainian ‘nazis’ exist, but aren’t terribly installed in Kiev.

Chris Gr

The war in Donbass is different thing. Ukraine gives weapons to China though. That fight is mostly Russia vs US.


Arkansas hillbillies and other peasants must order more diapers from amazon—jensy, crissy provided discounts

Chris Gr

Are you selling diapers?

raptar driver

my diapers provided by social worker in Arkansas—if my drug test clean

andre zulu

your ruski aunt is delusional…

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