A Proxy war is a war instigated by a major power which does not itself become involved. Governments sometimes wage proxy wars because they lack domestic and international legal authority to fight a direct conflict.
Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg described the sociopathology of a proxy war to the United States Congress as the "acme of professionalism" to use proxy forces that "takes a strategic adversary off the table" without "using any US troops."
The American Declaration of Independence charges King George III of Great Britain with using indigenous Native Americans in a proxy war against the Thirteen Colonies:
|"He has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions."|
- See also: Islamic State
On August 12, 2012 Obama Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) director Gen. Michael Flynn circulated a document in the US Intelligence Community stating that NATO powers along with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council wanted an Islamic State ("Salafist principality in Eastern Syria") puppet regime to oppose the Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE CURRENT EVENTS INTO PROXY WAR: …OPPOSITION FORCES ARE TRYING TO CONTROL THE EASTERN AREAS (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), ADJACENT TO THE WESTERN IRAQI PROVINCES (MOSUL AND ANBAR), IN ADDITION TO NEIGHBORING TURKISH BORDERS. ...
WESTERN COUNTRIES, THE GULF STATES AND TURKEY ARE SUPPORTING THESE EFFORTS. ...SIMILAR TO WHAT TRANSPIRED IN LIBYA WHEN BENGHAZI WAS CHOSEN AS THE COMMAND CENTER OF THE TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT...
...THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME……ISI COULD ALSO DECLARE AN ISLAMIC STATE THROUGH ITS UNION WITH OTHER TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA...
NATO war in Ukraine
- See also: Nato war in Ukraine
By definition, the United States is waging a proxy war against Russia, using Ukrainians as their instrument, with the goal of not ending the war but prolonging it, making the United States a cobelligerent. Leon Panetta, who served as CIA director and secretary of defense under Barack Obama, acknowledged that the war in Ukraine was an American proxy war.
The United States flooded Ukraine with billions of dollars of sophisticated weaponry, with some of those arms ending up in the hands of neo-Nazi battalions integrated into the Ukrainian government and military. The New York Times admitted that “C.I.A. officers are helping to ensure that crates of weapons are delivered into the hands of vetted Ukrainian military units."
- ↑ https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/06/what-exactly-is-a-proxy-war/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1631390869487067136?lang=en
- ↑ 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document: West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”
- ↑ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2022-03-17/u-s-is-in-a-proxy-war-with-russia-panetta-video
- ↑ https://mronline.org/2022/04/09/the-u-s-proxy-war-in-ukraine/
- ↑ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/19/us/politics/us-ukraine-russia-escalation.html?smid=tw-share