by Manuel Raposo
Translated by John Catalinotto
Workers World, May 23, 2022
May 24, 2022
The author is editor of the Portuguese web magazine MUDAR DE VIDA, where the article was published May 18.
The planned enlargement of NATO to include Finland and Sweden is being hailed as proof of the strengthening and cohesion of the Western bloc and as a demonstration of the defeat of “Putin’s” plans, i.e., those of the Russian Federation. Add this to the daily clamors announcing a military victory of the Ukrainians and presaging an economic meltdown of Russia and even the possible overthrow of the Russian regime.