Orwell coined the term "Cold War".
COLD WAR, WARM WAR
Toward the end of the 1980s
Communism was declared "dead"
and the Cold War "over".
During WWII the Communists in Russia and China gained alot of new ground. This was in large part due to the fact that the Free World helped them. The main way we helped was by supplying weapons to Russia & China and fighting their enemies for them, ie Germany and Japan.
After the war, when it came time to divide up the spoils, the Russians got several European nations (including Poland which the UK had gone into the war to save from being taken-over).
In China we "allies" helped the Communists win their civil war and then dropped a bomb on Japan, whose territories were then divided amongst ourselves, with Red China doing quite well in the bargain.
The Communists had thus expanded their borders far beyond their wildest dreams! And America and England (Oceania) had helped them do it. We'd helped create the tyrannies of Eurasia and Eastasia!
But the Communists weren't very grateful to America and England and Canada and Australia for helping them fight their enemies and before you could even catch your breath, they were wanting more than what they were given in Korea... Laos... Vietnam... West Berlin... Cuba... and they were infiltrating the governments of Canada, Britain, Australia and the United States.
During the 50s and 60s lots of Communist spies were found in the Western World woodpile.
The act of looking for Communists everywhere, including outside America, then became the next reason for war and so spying on both sides became big business. This was called the "Cold War" (a term coined by Orwell who foresaw it happening). During this time the USSR wasn't our ally but our enemy (just pretending) because they were trying to take us over. We fought wars against them (our soldiers were sent to help other nations' soldiers) in foreign countries far away.
China was laying low building up its strength from technology we were selling (providing) them.
Then toward the end of the 1980s Communism was declared "dead" and the Cold War "over".
Then the so-called "ex" Communists from Russia and China were welcomed by the Democracies and moved right in. Gorbachev lives and teaches in America now, as one example. And he was the LEADER of Communist Russia. That's the same scenario as an ex-president from here moving to the USSR to live and teach (although a Bush teaching ANYWHERE is unimaginable I know. But you get my point).
We've come a long way since JFK. When he was alive the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense (War) were riding him every waking minute to "go nuke those Ruskies" and it was only due to his steady hand on the wheel of government that Hot War and VERY Hot War were mercifully averted. It was like something out of Dr. Strangelove.
Now, forty years down the road, the Pentagon and Ministry of Defense (War) guys are total FRIENDS with the Russians and the Chinese, and they openly support each other's war machines.
What we've been experiencing since the Cold War is a Warm War where the Cold is mixed with the Hot -- or the Communists with the Free -- all into one big pot. It's a version of the old HOW TO BOIL A FROG ALIVE scenario wherein you put a frog on the stove in warm water and then turn up the heat by slow degrees. By the time the frog starts feeling the heat, it's lost the strength to jump.
With that in mind, read the following news article describing Russia's invitation to America to stage naval exercises together in the Pacific. The Cuban Missile Crisis has morphed into the Pacific Missile Un-Crisis. ~ Jackie Jura
Russia offers USA chance to take part in joint Pacific naval exercises.SpaceWar, Jun 13, 2003
Russia wants to stage joint Pacific Ocean naval exercises with the United States. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told his US counterpart Donald Rumsfeld in Brussels, media reports said Friday... Ivanov told Rumsfeld that the two sides had no serious disagreements about world affairs despite Moscow's earlier misgivings about the US-led war in Iraq. He added that Russia planned to stage major naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean in August...The Channel One report did not specify how Rumsfeld responded to Ivanov's offer.
The Two faces of Rumsfeld. London Guardian, May 9, 2003
2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea
2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change
USA prods Japan over missile defence system. Reuters, Jun 13, 2003
The United States urged Japan to forge a closer-tie-up on missle defense and said USA-made missile defense systems would be useful for Japan to shield against possible attacks... Japan has been considering introducing the two USA-developed missile defense systems to cope with possible attacks by a third country, notably North Korea... The surprise test-firing of the North Korean missile prompted Japan to start studying with Washington a theater missile defense system, a variant of the USA national missile defense system, aimed at shielding USA troops and allies in Asia.
ORWELL COINED "COLD WAR" (reader wonders when & where). Apr 1, 2007
Reader inspires explanation about: ORWELL ANTI-LEFT & RIGHT. Jun 17, 2005
Reader has questions about: LEFT, RIGHT AND SOCIALISM. Jun 16, 2005
Stalin being rehabilitated in Russia (& Red Army atrocities in Germany & UK/USA carpet-bombing exposed). BBC, Apr 20, 2005
CORPORATE COMMUNISM and 28.Reality Control and 12.Ministry of Peace and 6.Super-States
"THE MILITARY ARE MAD" (JFK comment to aide) and JFK AT BERLIN WALL (from Brandenburg Gate to Zipper Gate)
SOVIET GULAG'S HAUNTING LEGACY
SOVIET DEFECTOR IGOR GOUZENKO
COMMUNISTS COINED MCCARTHYISM
RUSSIA IS HELL'S INFERNO (book review of DARKNESS AT DAWN: THE RISE OF THE RUSSIAN CRIMINAL STATE)
CANADA'S RED TRUDEAU
STALIN'S LIAR IN NEW YORK
MCCARTHY GLIMPSED VISCIOUS TRUTH
REIGN OF TERROR AGAINST MCCARTHY
SUPERMAN A SOVIET - CLARK KENT A COMMIE
COMMUNISTS COINED "MCCARTHYISM" (book "The True History of A Great Patriot")
FRENCHSPEAK IS NEWSPEAK
COMMUNISM CUBAN STYLE
ORWELL'S "CRYPTO-COMMIE" LIST
COMMUNIST CRIMES EXPOSED
RUSSIA: NEW BOOK SHOWS DARK SIDE OF RED ARMY'S LIBERATION OF GERMANY (book review of BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL, 1945)
ORWELL'S PUBLISHING PROBLEMS (from Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation, by Jeffrey Myers)
TORA! TORA! TORA!
DEFENDING WALT DISNEY
1980 USA GRAIN EMBARGO
BAY OF TONKIN LIE
ARMING OUR ENEMIES
WORDS OF WARNING TO AMERICA, by Aleksandr L. Solzhenitsyn
LENIN BEHIND ENVIRONMENTALISTS
STALIN: KOBA THE DREAD II (another review of Martin Amis book)
STALIN: KOBA THE DREAD I (review of Martin Amis book)
CANADA'S SOVIET SCHOOL
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~