NATO war summit at G7 affair in Hiroshima

Protest against G7 and NATO in Hiroshima, Japan, May 19, 2023.

The imperialist global steering committee known as “G7” or “Group of Seven” recently met in Hiroshima to discuss the ongoing proxy war against Russia. G7 includes the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Canada, and Italy. Additionally, the European Union is a non-enumerated member. 

The U.S. claimed the summit’s purpose was to discuss “a number of challenges to peace and prosperity facing the global order while consulting with invited guests.” However, it quickly became apparent that the summit was nothing more than a proxy-war propaganda show. 

There is something sickeningly ironic about the United States holding a claimed peace summit in Hiroshima, where the U.S. Air Force dropped an atomic bomb, marking the first time a nuclear weapon was deployed. Hiroshima was not a military target at the time. The result of the atomic bombing was a wholesale slaughter of the local population. Over 126,000 Japanese civilians died that day. Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project, said, “The real purpose was to subdue the Soviets.”

And now, the U.S., NATO, and their allies walk that same hallowed ground trolling for military aid for the fascist Ukrainian military. Joining the NATO parade was Volodymyr Zelensky, their actor-in-chief of Ukraine. 

Zelensky spent the week soliciting the G7 leaders to ramp up sanctions on Russia and military assistance to Ukraine. In particular, Ukraine is asking for F-16 fighter jets and advanced missile batteries. Over the past year, NATO’s aggression against Russia has created a boon for the U.S. defense industry. There is immense pressure to keep the missiles firing and the profits flowing. 

While in Hiroshima, Zelensky went as far as to compare the capture of Bakhmut by the Russian military and allied Wagner PMC to the U.S. genocidal destruction at Hiroshima in 1945. However, to draw parallels between forces set on the denazification of Ukraine and forces that murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people to threaten the global working class is insanity at best and fascist propaganda at worst. 

The fascist fundraiser disguised as a peace summit sent the banks and defense magnates a clear message: We are open for business in Ukraine. Predictably, Zelensky and his U.S. backers had great success securing support from the other countries in attendance. By the end of the summit, all seven member countries committed to new sanctions against Russian individuals and increased weapons shipments to the Ukrainian military. 

Leading up to the G7 summit, Zelensky attacked Brazilian President Lula da Silva for his refusal to supply the NATO-backed Ukrainian nazi military. The Ukrainian government criticized Lula for attempts to broker a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia. In response, Lula agreed to meet with Zelensky at the G7 in Hiroshima. 

Revealing the true nature of this supposed peace summit, Zelensky snubbed Lula, intentionally missing their entire scheduled meeting. 

The U.S. isn’t interested in peace. NATO isn’t interested in peace. Zelensky isn’t interested in peace. The U.S. and NATO are only interested in the destruction of Russia, China, and, consequently, the ability of the global working class to organize itself against imperialism. Russia must be supported in its defense of the Donbass against Ukrainian fascism. 

No more NATO war! End military aid to Ukraine! Victory to the anti-fascist forces!

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