G7 responds to BRICS

The G7 summit in Hiroshima is trying to stand up to the multipolar world – without mentioning the word BRICS. Russia is the culprit, China is targeted.

Peter Hanseler

G7 in slanting position


If you read about the G7 meeting in Hiroshima in the Western media and at the same time know about the rapid development of the BRICS organization, you are somewhat surprised.

“G7 strategy unlikely to be crowned with success”.

There is talk about new sanctions against Russia – in the West, this is just part of common practice, although you have to look with a magnifying glass to find anything else sanctioned and every inhabitant in the West has long since been shown in front of his eyes and wallet that sanctions against Russia primarily harm Europe, strengthen Russia’s independence and the loyalty of the Global South towards Russia.

President Zelensky will probably get a few F-16 fighter jets, which will have no effect on the course of the war, but will quiet the aggressive beggar from Ukraine for a few hours.

The U.S. declares China the new culprit as a bipolar adversary. Germany’s weak Chancellor Scholz recognizes the danger of such a strategy for his country, but will probably not be able to withstand American pressure.

BRICS is not mentioned; however, the G7 betrays itself by inviting Brazil, probably to entice, i.e. force, the giant South American country to join.

The G7 strategy will probably not be crowned with success – the communication is too dishonest – too weak on the chest.

The German Tagesschau: Russia

The G7 meeting is celebrated as a sanction meeting by “Tagesschau”, the main news program of ARD – Germany’s largest TV station:

At their summit in Japan, the G7 announced new sanctions against Russia. And even if they demonstrate unity in continuing to help Ukraine, there are controversial issues: In addition to the fighter jet issue, the main one is how to deal with China.

Source: German Tagesschau

This kind of reporting can only be described as dishonest if viewers are sold Russia as the hang-up of this summit.

Not a syllable is mentioned about BRICS.

Scholz is scared – and rightly so

Chancellor Scholz: Problem recognized, but weak

Chancellor Scholz fears that Germany – and thus all of Europe – will once again be caught between the fronts of two giants.

After the sanctions against Russia have created conditions in Germany which, in my opinion, will lead to a deindustrialization of the country, since Germany cannot exist as an industrial economy without cheap Russian energy sources, the chancellor is becoming cautious.

At home, the people are already stirring up opposition: Inflation is gnawing away at the confidence of the German people, the corruption under the Green Minister of Economics Habeck has already led to political consequences, and in the traffic light coalition (SPD, Greens, FDP) there is fear of political metastases.

“Elephant in the china store”

Finally, Foreign Minister Baerbock leaves every German holding his breath when she acts like an elephant in the china store during her visits abroad: for example, she declared that Germany was waging war against Russia and got on the nerves of a Chinese minister to such an extent that he left the scene without a word after the joint press conference in Beijing, without saying goodbye to her with the obligatory handshake, and simply left Ms. Baerbock standing there.

Now the U.S. is trying to position the weak chancellor against the next opponent.

Chancellor Scholz should have learned that as a fellow traveler of the U.S. he becomes the gravedigger of Germany. His attempt to soften the narrative against China suggests that he has recognized the danger. What he lacks is the backbone of a Helmut Schmidt.

“The fact that one excludes China from world trade, that is not pursued by anyone.”

Chancellor scholz in hiroshima

If Chancellor Scholz cannot decisively resist the U.S. strategy, he runs the risk of angering his largest foreign trade partner following Russia to such an extent that his own country could go completely to its knees economically.

Ukraine conflict only one piece of the mosaic

Unpalatable for the West is the fact that the Russians captured the city of Bachmut during the G7 summit, as reported by VoicefromRussia already on Saturday, and thus decided the biggest battle in this conflict so far in their favor after eight months. The expectation and narrative regarding this battle sounded quite different until a few weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how the Western media will sell this strategically important Russian victory to the public.

“The conflict in Ukraine represents only one piece of the mosaic in the big game”

The success of the Russians in no way fits with the Chancellor’s statement that peace is only possible if Russia accepts that it must end this war and withdraw its troops. This claim in no way coincides with the realities on the fronts.

As this blog has pointed out several times, the conflict in Ukraine is merely a mosaic piece in the big game led by the US against the Global South. It is the instrument that is supposed to weaken Russia.

Much more important, in my opinion, is the fact that the rest of the world has set its mind on replacing the unipolar supremacy of the USA with a multipolar system.

G7 knows what it is all about

The fact that Brazil was invited as a guest to the summit shows, on the one hand, that the Western media, which do not mention BRICS, are once again keeping their audience in the dark. On the other hand, the G7 countries are well aware that their chances are slipping away.

“However, I don’t think this calculation will work out.”

Whether the aim is to admit Brazil to the G7 or – in the old and tried-and-tested manner – to use the giant South American country as an instrument to sow discord among its BRICS partners is not apparent to me.

However, in my opinion, this calculation will not work out. A clear indication of this is the fact that President Lula did not engage in talks with President Selensky. The giant empire of India, which was also invited, received President Selensky for a brief conversation; for the Indians, this obviously poses no threat, no matter how small – the conversation probably led nowhere.

The economic power of the BRICS+, adjusted for purchasing power, is already greater than that of the G7; so why should Brazil submit to the interests of a group of states that is on the decline. That is not going to happen.


The coverage of the G7 summit in Hiroshima speaks of new sanctions against Russia, which will not be effective, of F-16 fighter jet deliveries to Zelensky, who is being passed around like a talisman in the do-gooder West, and will probably soon be dumped by the Americans, when he will have done his deed.

Further one speaks of the danger, which goes out from China and that China is to be put in the bounds, once more at the expense of Germany and Europe. Scholz sees the danger, but will probably buckle once again.

The strengthening of BRICS+ – the big issue – which will weaken the G7, does publicly not take place verbally. The host country Brazil, which one would like to pull onto the G7 side, will resist the feeble attempts of this sinking star.

We will write a focus article on BRICS+ and other organizations and their rapid strengthening in the coming weeks.

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