After months of war propaganda and military provocations between Russia and NATO, and the beating of “drums of war” by the bourgeoisie’s mainstream media, the terror that has gripped the lives of the people all over the world for the last few months has become a reality.
Contrary to the propaganda of the bourgeois governments and official media, the world is not facing the threat of a third world war or a return to the Cold War era. This time, the people of Ukraine, along the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and others, will pay the price for settling accounts among the world powers, in form of death, destruction, displacement, deprivation and suffering. They will become the victims of the confrontations to re-divide the world and redefine the areas of influence by these powers.
This campaign marks the start of a new era of clashes, conflicts, and polarizations throughout the world. The stage has been set for China and Russia to present themselves as an economic pole as well as a military force in the face of NATO military attacks. And they (Russia and China), in parallel with USA and NATO, are adopting blatant aggression, intervention and military campaigns as an official policy in resolving conflicts and settling disputes. We are witnessing a stage in which “regime change”, open militarism, military campaigns, and occupation to resolve conflicts or subordinate competitors are no longer the exclusive domain of USA and NATO! By invading Ukraine, Russia revived the lifeless and marginalized corpse of the Russian militarism. The Russian official media’s blatant talk about “the need for a pro-Russian government in Ukraine” and justifications such as “the danger of Ukraine having nuclear weapons” and “world security,” are repetitions of arguments which the West, led by USA, has been peddling for decades, to legitimize the reactionary policies which the civilized humanity has confronted and pushed back for years.
The Russian attack on Ukraine, as well as Russia’s renewed belligerence and arrogance, will have serious consequences for global security, polarization and military plots between NATO and Russia-China and on political alignment of other countries, and finally, growing militarism and war propaganda worldwide. Only, two days into the campaign, we saw how a dangerous arms race began. The bourgeois states’ military budgets grew by tenfold, and the pursuit of nuclear weapons became a priority for bourgeois countries like Belarus.
The world’s rivaling poles are trying to make the most out of the pain and hell they have inflicted on the Ukrainian people. By subjugating pro-American Eastern European countries through the current military effort and NATO’s reluctance to intervene in the situation, Russia has reaped the largest advantage. While USA tries to resurrect NATO’s relevance, which was becoming obsolete for a long time, by raising the “nuclear danger of Russia”, it aims first and foremost, to keep military control over the European Union. The growing of Russian, American, European, and Ukrainian nationalism, which is reflected in the media, will have a negative impact on the world’s political and social atmosphere.
The working class and freedom loving masses of the world today, angry at war, militarism, and the brutality of world powers, strongly reject this war and militarisation of the world. As Worker-communist parties in the Middle East, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the global working class to put an end to the encroachments by the reactionary forces on human life, forces represented by countries so heavily armed that they can wipe out in the blink of an eye the lives of millions of people. A world without these forces, which are the source of insecurity and untold number of crimes against human race, is a safer and more humane one.
Ending this barbarity and brutality, restraining the likes of Putin, Biden, and Macron, securing a life free of war, bloodshed, killing, and destruction is our mission and that of the global working class and the freedom-loving movements in the world.
Worker-Communist Party of Iraq
Hekmatist Party (Official Line)
Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan
1st. March 2022