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21 Oct 2023
Thaddeus G. McCotter


NextImg:The Temperature Plummets in the New Cold War: Hamas’ Terrorist Attack on Israel

America, Europe, and the entire Free World are engaged in a new Cold War. Our tentpole enemies of this Authoritarian Axis are communist China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea. Numerous other nations are either allied with this Authoritarian Axis; moving toward joining it; or are far too subservient to abetting its aims, which are the expansion and domination of their power across the globe at the expense of free nations.

Like its predecessor, Cold War II is an existential threat to free people everywhere; unlike the first Cold War, however, the present one is either denied or downplayed by Western policymakers, corporate titans, academics, among others. There are two main reasons.

First, the present Authoritarian Axis has learned from the failures of the earlier Cold War’s defeated and defunct enemy, the Soviet Union. Despite Khrushchev’s boasts, the Soviet economy could not compete with America and the West. Communist China, particularly, has leveraged its captive populace to attract Western capital and investment, enriching Free World elites; and, then, using that money to further leverage its control over other western institutions, such as academia.

Second, Western elites seek to hide their culpability for the policy failures leading to the far from inevitable advent of Cold War II. As noted last year:

Today, these corporate entities and the “sophisticated” Western diplomats who are more than happy to accommodate their interests have fecklessly restored and strengthened the strategic alliance between Putin’s revanchist Russia and Xi Jinping’s communist China. President Nixon’s strategic vision has been undone; and the present foreign policy establishment’s policy that a “rain of riches” will transform communist China into a democracy is as injuriously illusory as is Putin’s revanchist Russia apologizing to Ukraine and asking to join NATO.

If you liked “Back to the Future,” you’ll just love “Cold War II.” PLAYING NOW in strategic theaters across the globe!

Western elites’ responsibility for Cold War II has spawned the current incarnation of the “Ostrich Lobby,” those who contort current events into a false “narratives” and prisms that they hope obfuscates their failures. Unencumbered by such baggage, we can view current events through the proper prism.

It is tempting to believe these loosely concerted actions of the Authoritarian Axis are random acts of rogue nations and terrorists. Indeed, this is often how failed Western elitists portray such incidents for their own venal reasons. This is by design on the part of the Authoritarian Axis. It allows each of its component parts – be they rogue regimes or their terrorist proxies – to maximize their capabilities to harm free nations; and allows plausible deniability should their Free World victims ever come to the realization that there is, in fact, an overarching strategic alliance arrayed and operating against them.

In sum, the Free World is not being beset by a series of isolated incidents; the Free World is being besieged by strategically coherent and often loosely coordinated confrontations, all aimed at debilitating and, eventually, dominating free nations. Put another way, the Authoritarian Axis’ is acting in concert. However, it is less like a symphony, wherein the players roles are firmly fixed within the tightly structured work. It is more like free form jazz with each player having the freedom to perform their part as they see fit within the loose contours of the large confines of the musical piece.

Hamas’ criminal attack upon Israel advanced the aims of the Authoritarian Axis, which funds and abets their terrorist proxy.

These aims include:

-Precluding Sunni governments from aligning with or entering into peace treaties with Israel, thus halting any increases in the regional security and combat power of Israel and, ergo, the U.S., and the entire Free World alliance;

-Diverting new U.S. and NATO weapons and strategic systems/capabilities from Ukraine and American stockpiles to Israel, thus decreasing the firepower faced in that theater by the invading Russians;

-Distracting and eroding the Free World’s resolve, and diminishing resources and munitions stockpiles to deter the PRC from invading Taiwan, all the while further informing the Authoritarian Axis of the Free World’s tactics and operational capabilities; and

-Facilitating the Authoritarian Axis’ recruitment of new members by exposing the West’s – and particularly America’s – strategic vulnerabilities, vacillations, and fecklessness.

Inveterately, the Ostrich Lobby will denigrate and/or deny that the Free World is confronted by an Authoritarian Axis. Instead, they proffer that today’s authoritarian and autocratic regimes do not act in concert and/or through proxies, such as terrorist organizations, like Hamas. This strains credulity and insults one’s intelligence.  One wonders how the Ostrich Lobby will spin the New York Sun’s report that was highlighted by Mary Kissel, the former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “Remember that in September Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, welcomed the Hamas political chief, Ismail Haniyeh to Moscow.”  Perhaps, they were discussing the early autumn leaves changing color in Kiev?

After all, many things are changing as the temperature drops in the new Cold War. But one thing must never bend or break: the resolve of the Free World to defend Israel and all free peoples from the Authoritarian Axis. 

An American Greatness contributor, the Hon. Thaddeus G. McCotter (M.C., Ret.) represented Michigan’s 11th Congressional district from 2003-2012, and served as Chair of the Republican House Policy Committee. Not a lobbyist, he is a frequent public speaker and moderator for public policy seminars; and a Monday co-host of the “John Batchelor Radio Show,” among sundry media appearances.