Gorbachev laments New World Order behind schedule, blames US for new Cold War

“We had 10 years after the Cold War to build a New World Order and yet we squandered them,” he said.

Telegraph | May 7, 2008

Gorbachev: US Imperialists could start new Cold War

By Adrian Blomfield and Mike Smith in Paris

Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the United States of mounting an imperialist conspiracy against Russia that could push the world into a new Cold War.

With Dmitry Medvedev due to be inaugurated today as Russian president, the Soviet Union’s last leader said that the White House’s claims of peaceful intentions towards its former superpower rival could no longer be trusted.

Delivering one of his most scathing attacks on the US, Mr Gorbachev told The Daily Telegraph that a US military build-up was under way to contain a resurgent Russia.

From Nato’s expansion plans in the former Soviet Union to Washington’s proposals for a bigger defence budget and a missile shield in central Europe, the US was deliberately quashing hopes for permanent peace with Russia, Mr Gorbachev said.

“We had 10 years after the Cold War to build a new world order and yet we squandered them,” he said.

“The United States cannot tolerate anyone acting independently.

“Every US president has to have a war.”

The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s denunciation of the US mirrors the most belligerently anti-Western speeches of Vladimir Putin – who is said to consult Mr Gorbachev on foreign policy matters.

Mr Putin may be switching jobs to become prime minister, but many expect him to remain the most powerful figure in Russian politics.

Mr Gorbachev hinted that the former KGB spy could still direct Russia’s foreign policy, leaving President Medvedev – seen by some as more liberal than his mentor – to concentrate on internal matters.

Yet if Washington blames Mr Putin’s self-aggrandising rhetoric for the worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War, for Mr Gorbachev the blame lies entirely with the administration of President George W Bush.

“The problem is not with Russia,” he said, speaking at a friend’s château outside Paris.

“Russia does not have enemies and Putin is not going to start a war against the United States or any other country for that matter.

“Yet we see the United States approving a military budget and the defence secretary pledging to strengthen conventional forces because of the possibility of a war with China or Russia.

“I sometimes have a feeling that the United States is going to wage war against the entire world.”

Last year, Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, told a congressional committee that America needed to boost military spending to counter myriad threats including the “uncertain paths of China and Russia”.

Those comments caused uproar in Russia, with pro-Kremlin newspapers claiming they heralded the start of a new Cold War.

Tensions have already been heightened by a US proposal to build a missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic to counter a nuclear strike by Iran.

Mr Gorbachev, however, claimed the plans were an aggressive act against Russia.

“Erecting elements of missile defence is taking the arms race to the next level,” he said. “It is a very dangerous step.”

Relations have further deteriorated after Nato promised eventual membership to Georgia and Ukraine, a move interpreted by Mr Gorbachev as an attempt to extend America’s sphere of influence into Russia’s backyard.

“The Americans promised that Nato wouldn’t move beyond the boundaries of Germany after the Cold War but now half of central and eastern Europe are members, so what happened to their promises? It shows they cannot be trusted.”

For a man hailed as one of the heroes of the 20th century, Mr Gorbachev, now 77, often sounded like the ageing hardliners he struggled against in the Kremlin during the 1980s.

He railed against a “military-industrial complex” that he insisted was the “real government” of the US and, quoting a Russian documentary on state television, suggested that Margaret Thatcher had supplied weapons to Chechen terrorists.

Still, while Mr Gorbachev may be delighted by the rebirth of what many see as Russian imperialism, many wonder whether he approves of the way in which Mr Putin has eroded freedom of expression to such an extent that some claim glasnost is dead.

“I do not think that glasnost is dead in Russia,” he said.

“There is a phenomenon in the West to criticise Putin’s domestic record. But in Russia he has mass support. His popularity ratings are 70 to 80 percent.

“Is this not democracy?”


17 responses to “Gorbachev laments New World Order behind schedule, blames US for new Cold War

  1. Why would China attack us? Their whole economy relies on the sinking American dollar. Where do people think their tax rebate checks where borrowed from? It sure wasn’t Russia!

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  3. Why would China attack (not with guns and missiles, or their own troops) the US?

    Maybe their economy depends on exactly the same things as the US economy, like oil and mineral resources cheaply obtained.


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  5. China wouldn’t attack the U.S. directly. However China could invade Taiwan (and has shown interest in doing so), a country which the United States has promised to protect. Don’t forget Japan’s miniscule military either. China is moving towards a blue water fleet, and modernising the army rapidly. There is an underlying reason for that. However I agree, I don’t think that China would jeopardize it’s economy within the next decade.

    Russia on the otherhand is still trying to usurp former-soviet states’ governments. Take Georgia, they’re terrified of Russian influence, claiming of several disturbances caused by them.

    The missile shield and expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe is the US attempt at containing Russia.Russia is willing to blackmail other countries by cutting off their supply of natural gas. Russia is now flying bombers around the borders of British aerospace and brought back the soviet tradition of military parades last week. Russia is flexing, alot.

    Although the U.S. is heading towards recession, and the Russian economy is getting stronger, they can’t afford a cold war. The Russian economy is going to sink or swim soon because it’s dependent on a dwindling oil reserves ( http://www.economist.com/research/articlesBySubject/displaystory.cfm?subjectid=349002&story_id=11332313 ) .

    What your hearing Old Gorby say is nothing but dangerous game of bluffing.

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  7. well i would like to think that Gorbachev always
    knew that you can’t trust Fascist Bourgeoise
    administrations here in the US,especially since
    state sponsored terrorism and war are the best
    artificial means to provide artificial maintenence
    on our mono-Capitalistic economy,as you can
    see nothing changes (wall or no wall)

  8. People are bleating sheep for the most part. They never have the intellectual fortitude to scratch beneath the surface and try to understand the big picture. They believe very strongly in the theatrical performances of the various world leaders who are working a Good Cop/Bad Cop con-game on them the whole while.

    Sheople willingly absorb propaganda from both sides of the dialectic and thus believe that they must choose up sides and are herded accordingly, all the while never suspecting that the elites at the top on both sides are working together for the same goal.

    I beg people to wake up, but they seldom do and basically refuse to, preferring willful ignorance to truth.

  9. The decline of USSR in the early 90’s seems to have removed the last vestiges of self-control from America, which from that time started to take active part in C. Europe wars, bomb Yugoslavia, start wars, create bases everywhere, in short, seeming to embark on a planet-control crusade, zeroing in on what would secure it: oil and natural gas. Via these energy sources, it thought it could also control militarily and politically what goes on in the world, which makes a lot of sense.

    The only hope of a decrease in fascist America’s development is a healthier Russia.

  10. You are missing the main point, that this is a GLOBAL system, not an American system. America has been used to spearhead the New World Order and now the torch is to be passed on to others. Stop believing the illusion that countries are at odds with each other. They are no more at odds than the Republican and Democratic parties are at odds with each other. The stated goal of the elite was always to unify the Americas with the Soviet system. The “Fall of Communism” was nothing but a ruse for the commoners. You are a fool to fall for this con-game.

  11. Hello Chris:
    Check out this “Blog of the Millennium”.
    Seems like a MUST READ for everyone watching the current crisis.
    Author gives permission to post with or w/o the commentary. As follows:

    The PRE-PLANNED Financial/Economic 911 of 2008

    WHAT: A pre-planned collapse of the US (and global) financial and economic systems.

    WHO: The same characters who perpetrated the original 911.

    WHERE: New York City & DC, of course. Plus a sideshow in Washington state.

    WHEN: The days surrounding September 11, naturally.

    HOW: Instead of painted drones, missiles with wings & big fins, and fake airplanes, they used the much more stealthy short seller.

    WHY: To remake the economic/financial order of the world into a “PPP”.

    WHY Really: Think about it ! And then ask yourself, “Cui bono?”

  12. Sorry, I don’t allow copying and pasting entire articles. But I added the link above.

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  15. Si celui qui a liquidé l’empire soviétique parcequ’il s’etait fait avoir par les belles paroles de democracie et des droits de l’hom; utilisées toujours par l’occident pour dominer les autres; se rend compte enfin qu’il s’est fait baiser;alors je me rejouis du reveil du peuple qui a servi de contre pouvoir face à la domination occidentale. Ce Grand peuple RUSSE qui depuis le 20 ieme siècle permet de calmer un peu les excès de l’hégemonie des peuples anglosaxons et latins qui après la traite negrière; l’esclavage;la colonisation ne finissent jamais d’écraser les autres en avançant toujours des pretextes macabres. Vive la RUSSIE ETERNELLE et Puissante; l’aigle bicephal sous l’aile duquel la Chine ; la corée du nord; le vietnam et d’autres peuples ont pu s’affranchir réellement du joug occidental.Et honneur et rehabilitation pour le tres glorieux maréchal STALINE qui a permis par sa tenacité que MOSCOW ne plie jamais l’échine. Et maudit soient kroukhtchev et et gorbachev qui ont trahi et vendu l’empire par leur volonté de plaire aux occidentaux.Beni soit POUTINE qui est entrain de relever la Puissance qui est à la base de la decolonisation de milliards de personnes.

  16. Vous êtes psychopathe, même que votre héros. Staline, de faim, tués, torturés, réduits en esclavage et emprisonné des dizaines de millions de son propre peuple, sans parler de l’Ukraine. Tous avec la participation financière et de “soutien moral” de Wall Street et de la mise en place de l’élite l’Amérique! Le véritable “deux têtes” aigle est l’Ouest et l’Est combinés en dictature mondiale. Stupid chatte!

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