World’s Most Heavily Armed Countries Are Becoming More Hostile

( Russia’s Black Sea flagship vessel, Admiral Makarov, was damaged in a Ukrainian drone strike on the Crimean port of Sevastopol, according to The Guardian. The Russian ministry reportedly attributed the attack to “British experts” and has consequently suspended “participation in the implementation of agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports,” in an attempt to hurt Ukraine’s economy.

The incidents are allegedly part of a pattern among world superpowers as of late, vying for power during a turbulent time of nuclear threats and escalation. Controlling the airwaves of information is vital to Western countries and others like Russia, who also blame the September Nord Stream pipeline attacks on the British Navy and the United States.

The comment was echoed by a former Pentagon insider that said the United States and Great Britain likely sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines to prevent Germany from bailing out on Ukraine during its war with Russia after its chancellor said that he was not going to send any more weapons, according to Summit News. President Zelensky has come out against American citizens in July when he said that America should give them more money because they need to fight for “communal values.”

“Inflation is nothing, COVID is nothing,” said Zelensky. “Ask those people who lost their children, their peace, their property at the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. Who is thinking about masks and COVID? Who is thinking about inflation?”

The Ukrainian drone strikes that hit Russia’s Black Sea fleet come after a host of barrages on Ukraine. Earlier in October, Russia allegedly launched an aerial attack and dropped bombs on two of Ukraine’s most populated cities, causing explosions in Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ukrainian officials say according to Newsweek.

While the Ukrainian war is involving most Western countries, China is eyeing the United States’ sensitive technological information for its military capabilities. The Pentagon had reportedly given grant money, from American taxpayer pockets, that went to companies that directly supported the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Research groups have allegedly gone around export controls that prevent the Chinese from obtaining sensitive U.S. information by using third-party firms to buy products from U.S. companies.

The U.S. is also facing pushback from an increasingly hostile Iran who reportedly refuses to negotiate another nuclear deal with the Biden administration. The administration has alleviated sanctions on Iran and critics of the nuclear agreement say that Iran will not renegotiate when the U.S. is already conceding without a deal.