Wed Jan 19th, 2022 at 10:56:32 AM EST
Putin is preparing for an Ice Cold future with the West and seeks security to live without fear of a military confrontation with an aggressive NATO commanded by Washington DC. Apparently as a weed, the military in Brussels NATO HQ - the seat of the European Union - has overgrown the political force and stands to suffocate European democracy ... this has to stop before another devastating war hits Europe. In de vise of two super powers ... why do the European media not care?
Latest post about NATO ...
NATO briefing: Stoltenberg Heat Under the Collar
Where are the grown-ups inside the EU-27? A number of states have more than enough on domestic issues or are recovering from recent elections or are in a new election campaign. Brussels has taken action by placing sanctions on Poland, illustrating how unhinged some of the new EU states are. I expect some push-back from Italy, France, Germany, Belgium ... a majority of the original six nations that founded the EEC. Most likely Greece will let its voice be heard, not sufficient to detract Washington from another grave error in judgement. The old man Joe Biden is cornered by domestic issues and a lame US Congress. The November elections are looming and a full Republican House and Senate is already written in the stars.
The Red States and the Trump loyalists aren't taking their defeat of the insurrection lying down. As so often, when failures are stacking up into a tall pile of problems, the rationale thinking will be blurred by emotions and a decision based on dogma and nationalist pride. The beginnings of fascism has been just around the corner of populism in politics, carried on the wave of the avengers after 9/11.
Two decades with George Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld setting the stage for Obama pause, fast forward under Donald Trump, Bolton and Pompeo, followed by a lame duck president Joe Biden who has the theoretical of a Senate majority, but two senators from Arizona and West-Virginia who vote according to the wishes of their constituents. For practical purpose two red states. The Republican senators voting to censoring the former president will be ousted form their party ... confirming growing fascism in America.
Just as in Washington DC, so too in Dutch Parliament the members are unable to have a debate or live by example for the nation. The populist rhetoric is overwhelming and is suffocating free speech and puts the axe in the roots of democracy.
Green Left party leader Jesse Klaver calls FvD statements dangerous to the state: 'This ends in violence'
Forum for Democracy of party leader Baudet and FvD MPs Van Houwelingen and Van Meijeren make state-threatening statements and aim for political violence. GroenLinks leader Klaver draws these conclusions in a publication on his party's site.
About the comparisons that Baudet makes of the corona measures with the Holocaust, he says: "You cannot sink much deeper. But the bottom is not yet in sight. This will end in violence, I fear. And we are closer than many think."
Klaver does not call the incident at the home of D66 leader Kaag "a coincidence action by one conspiracy remist". A man with a flaming torch shouted slogans and rang her doorbell. It is a 29-year-old from Amsterdam who has been arrested several times in the past year for criminal offences. He is in custody and will be arraigned today.
Following Clover, this incident is part of something bigger. The same evening, FvD Member of Parliament Van Houwelingen emphasized on the internet that Kaag is `responsible for the implementation of WEF policy'. "These words and frames are anti-democratic. And dangerous to the state."
The WEF is the World Economic Forum, an organization in which politicians, businessmen and scientists exchange ideas, which conspiracy theorists see as the evil genius behind many developments.
According to Klaver, abandoning democratic principles leads to political violence. "That is where we are heading. The seed for this is deliberately planted by a political group in our country." He therefore thinks it is time for politicians to voice a dissenting voice and draw boundaries to protect the democratic constitutional state.
He expects social media companies to "take their responsibility and not let their platforms be misused for an attack on democracy". And in the House of Representatives, he wants to deprive the FvD MPs "the floor if the plenary hall of the parliament is used to undermine the rule of law".
Baudet said he did not agree with the accusations in his direction. He thinks that he and his allies, whom he mockingly calls `wappies', are being demonized. Van Meijeren said in an interview with the NOS that he sees calls for civil disobedience and statements about tribunals and lawsuits against ministers as peaceful and loving resistance to the corona policy.
Baudet in Putsch for party purge ...
Leader Thierry Baudet "quits" far-right party over Nazi controversy | Al Jazeera - Nov. 20, 2020 |
Coverage Live! on social media. A threatening act against D66 party leader Sigrid Kaag. Words in Dutch parliament do matter!!
Dutch police arrest man for threatening doctor promoting vaccinations | Irish Times |
Her stand-in as vice-chairwoman is Ockje Tellegen from the VVD leading party. I know her well from her youth. In committee hearing she fails to communicate and perform in a manner the debate meets minimum requirements of decency towards one another. The debate in parliament are often viewed in the classroom by students. Yesterday there were numerous calls from teachers the words and views expressed in the debate were beyond pale. Decision was made to turn the "civic" lesson off.
Freedom for Democracy member dutch parliament threatens minister with a tribunal
The former lover, partner and advisor to Baudet, Eva Vlaardingerbroek, has hit it big time in America in an interview by Fox News Tucker Carlson. She was chosen as an representative of the Dutch people. What else to expect of extreme righting media and representatives.
Wilders went into it harder than ever in the debate about the government mission statement. He also spoke of "terrorist" Soumaya Sahla. She responds in #Nieuwsuur to the allegations of the party leader of the PVV and says she is surprised that Wilders "blows so high from the tower."
MPs clash with Wilders over racist remarks, hijab, and terrorism accusations
In a court ruling, Thierry Baudet was ordered to remove his offensive Holocaust comparison tweet.
Who is MK Gadi Yevarkan, the representative in the Knesset Baudet likes to mirror himself.
Words of political incitement fired at Bennett, coalition - editorial | JPost - Nov. 6, 2021 |
Dutch MP ordered to delete Covid Holocaust social media posts | BBC News - Dec. 14, 2021 |
Thierry is a political clown, purely living by making statements that will hit the national media and loves social media covering. I hate to give him attention, however as populism creeps into the national discourse I had to choose and write about the imminent dangers. Baudet's political creed is very simple. Baudet has the Trump speeches translated into Dutch and waves his pamphlets with messages of incitement in the air. Hundreds of thousands Dutch citizens have voted and supported this a$$hole. The Dutch nation is turning into a Republican Red State.
In recent history, both Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Ali were welcomed by US think tanks of rightwing signature and given funds by the pro-Israel community. Xenophobia and Islamophobia 4ever.
Earlier statement about fascism and Nazi military court at Nuremberg ...
It's |Geography, Stupid: Deciphering the Russian enigma | Brussels Times |
In a 1939 BBC broadcast, Winston Churchill famously quipped that Russia was "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma...".
When looking at the news today, many may feel that his words haven't aged a day. Indeed, the aggressive military posturing on the Ukrainian border leaves many questioning the true intent of the Kremlin. Is it planning to imminently launch an invasion of a scale not seen in Europe since the Second World War? Or perhaps this is just a palm-sweating episode of brinkmanship aimed to extract concessions from the west? Or, if anyone is willing to take what the Kremlin says at face value anymore, maybe this is indeed just a monumental training exercise (after all, no international laws are broken by moving troops around within sovereign borders).
I believe the answer lies in the second half - the seldomly quoted part - of Churchill's famous assessment of Russia above: "...but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest".
The borders of Europe that settled after the Cold War add nuance to the current situation, but there is in fact nothing new about what we are seeing. Rewinding back to its Ivan the Terrible origins, the Russian Empire has always been vulnerable to attacks by western powers through the North European Plain, which runs from the Baltic Sea in the north, to the Carpathian Mountains in the south.
A vast stretch of flat land that armies can roll through deep into the Russian heartland without much hindrance save the harsh Russian winter, the North European Plain has delivered a number of existential threats to Moscow: the Poles in 1605, the Swedes in 1708, Napoleon in 1812, and the Nazis in 1941.
In the aftermath of World War Two, the USSR padded this vulnerable artery with the freshly-minted communist satellite states, such as Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. The Iron Curtain served as a robust buffer zone for the delicate heart of the Soviet empire.
As a finish line where the caretaker Rutte III ended ... no change.
Rutte falling in line with the Johnsons, Trumps and American sanction policy. Don't expect any intelligence on policy, nor backbone to support European sovereignty from Rutte IV administration.
My diaries on the failed policies and falsehoods of PM Mark Rutte ....where democracy fails! Creeping fascism.