BRICS+ and the Global South: Emerging Leaders of a Multipolar World? Pepe Escobar• https://www.globalresearch.ca, By Pepe Escobar
Fast but not furious, the Global South is revving up. The key takeaway of the BRICS+ summit in Beijing, held in sharp contrast with the G7 in the Bavarian Alps, is that both West Asia's Iran and South America's Argentina officially applied for BRICS membership.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has highlighted how BRICS has "a very creative mechanism with broad aspects". Tehran – a close partner of both Beijing and Moscow – already had "a series of consultations" about the application: the Iranians are sure that will "add value" to the expanded BRICS.
Talk about China, Russia and Iran being sooooo isolated. Well, after all we're deep into the metaverse spectrum, where things are the opposite of what they seem.
Moscow's obstinacy in not following Washington's Plan A to start a pan-European war is rattling Atlanticist nerves to the core. So right after the G7 summit significantly held at a former Nazi sanatorium, enter NATO's, in full warmongering regalia.
So welcome to an atrocity exhibition featuring total demonization of Russia, defined as the ultimate "direct threat"; the upgrading of Eastern Europe into "a fort"; a torrent of tears shed about the Russia-China strategic partnership; and as an extra bonus, the branding of China as a "systemic challenge".
There you go: for the NATO/G7 combo, the leaders of the emerging multipolar world as well as the vast swathes of the Global South that want to join in, are a "systemic challenge".
Turkiye under the Sultan of Swing – Global South in spirit, tightrope walker in practice – got literally everything it wanted to magnanimously allow Sweden and Finland to clear their paths on the way of being absorbed by NATO.