The rift between the neo con war hawks and genuine defenders of national sovereignty became ever clearer this week in the wake of Russia's decision to put their body in front of the firing squad aiming at Venezuela two weeks ago.
Contrary to the incompetent analysis that Russia's motive to send military planes and personnel to Venezuela is purely based on an "anti-American power play" or "motivated by its twenty billion dollars of investment in Venezuela", the truth goes much deeper.
With Putin's intervention into Syria in 2015, Russia clearly expressed an understanding that the era of regime change wars had to end if a world worth living in would be created. In this light, Russia's strategic partnership with China and the Belt and Road Initiative cannot be understood from the perspective of a Hobbesian geopolitician who can only see the world through a distorted lens of materialism. This alliance is rather the foundation for a new international "operating system" founded on long term development, and mutual collaboration of all players. It's another paradigm completely.
American Hawks Scream for War
Donald Trump, now largely liberated by the crippling weight of the now-defunct Mueller investigation, has resisted war hawks both within America as well as internationally for over two years who are now calling for the overthrow of Maduro- even at risk of waging World War III.