Mon Jan 24th, 2022 at 12:32:23 PM EST
War is imminent ... all signs are on RED alert. War rhetoric got a boost over the weekend and the Sunday Talk Shows. Hear all arguments from historic non-value which have been debunked. Getting the people ready for extended hostilities in New Europe ... the Bucharest Nine in the lead with anti-Russia propaganda. Most Western EU nations will swallow the war bullshit. A decade of intensifying pressure on Russia ... we'll make Russia a pariah state. Signed the NATO states of warmongers who got a second wind after the attacks on America by the Saudi jihadists of Osama Bin Laden ... grown in the shadow of Pakistan in the 1980s in Afghanistan. The nations responsible staying in the dark: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Success to get the former Soviet Union out of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, soon to be replaced by a young, idealistic Taliban regime. We are living in a dark chapter of a declining democracy as authoritarian and totalitarian regimes win space.
Twitter account NATO SG Jens Stoltenberg has gone silent over the weekend ...
Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger
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Stoltenberg says 'deteriorating security situation' has led Nato allies to ready frigates, fighter jets and troops for `collective defence' | The Guardian |
Nato is reinforcing its eastern borders with land, sea and air forces, the military alliance's secretary general has said, as a Russian invasion of Ukraine appeared increasingly likely.
Jens Stoltenberg said the "deteriorating security situation" had led Nato allies to ready frigates, fighter jets and troops for their "collective defence".
The US administration was also ready to increase its military presence in eastern Europe, Nato's chief, a former prime minister of Norway, warned in a statement that appeared designed to further raise the stakes for the Kremlin.
Russia's deputy foreign minister, Alexander Grushko, condemned the Nato deployments, saying that the military alliance was "demonising Russia" in order to "justify military activity on [Nato's] eastern flank."
"The language of Nato is the language of threats and military pressure," he said in remarks published by Russian media. "This is nothing new."
Orders out from the Pentagon and NATO HQ in Brussels
... soon a command to EU partners: "You are either with us or with the enemy!"
Consequences cannot be overseen ... economic chaos and be ready for mass displacement of citizens towards east and west.
NATO: Top Five Russian Myths Debunked
Is War In Ukraine Revenge for Brexit
The Briton's are gun ho on war propaganda, no room for diplomacy ... ultimate freedom to set policy w/o Europe in mind.
Ugly wartime propaganda in the media, embassies in Europe and delivery of massive supplies of arms. Makes war inevitable. Not a formal declaration, but what I see, read and hear us an intensity of calls for war. The EU economy will tank as EU HQ in Brussels is overruled by Washington DC and NATO HQ.
France, Italy and Germany will have to let their voices be heard
Blinken and Biden have no intention to discuss the Russian grievances as the provincial power has become more than a nuisance. The outlaw politics and harsh sanctions will ultimately end in war. It worked with Japan in the 1930s and it will drive Russia and China into complete interdependency.
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian
[Will be updated soon ...]
Members Bucharest Nine
Borrell says EU not ready to withdraw embassy support from Kyiv
May change after virtual summit with Antony Blinken this morning ... path to war set by America and the UK ... the EU states overruled.
For now, the EU does not plan to withdraw diplomats' families from Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said after Washington ...
EU to leave diplomats' families in Ukraine for now, Borrell says | Swiss Info |
The European Union does not plan to withdraw diplomats' families from Ukraine at the moment, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday after Washington announced such a move, pointing out a military attack by Russia could come at any time.
The U.S. State Department announced on Sunday it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave Ukraine, in one of the clearest signs yet that American officials are bracing for an aggressive Russian move in the region.
For now, the EU does not plan to withdraw diplomats' families from Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said after Washington announced such a move.
"We are not going to do the same thing because we don't know any specific reasons. But (U.S.) Secretary (of State Antony) Blinken will inform us," Borrell told reporters as he arrived for a meeting with his EU counterparts that Blinken is expected to join online at around 1400 GMT.
[Reuters sourced headline mutated as I was reading article ...
EU ready to impose "never-seen-before" sanctions if Russia attacks Ukraine, Denmark says]
A follow-up article as headlines are changing overall ...
Blinken to join EU foreign ministers teleconference as Ukraine tensions rise | EurActiv |
Amid rising fears of Russian military action against Ukraine, EU foreign ministers on Monday (24 January) will seek to align their response with Washington, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to join their virtual meeting.
Russia has been massing over 100,000 troops at Ukraine's borders and moved military equipment such as fighter jets to Belarus, with the West fearing a further incursion into its pro-Western neighbour.
The Kremlin insists its forces are not there to invade the country. But US President Joe Biden has said that his guess was that the Russians would make a move, even if it were to be a "minor incursion" which would leave the West divided about its response.
Last Friday's bit of optimism has gone out the window within a matter of a few hours ...
NATO Breaking News
Sending fighter jets, ships and troops
Britain War Propaganda Machine In Full Swing
Kyiv: All Under Control as Embassies Being Emptied
Russian Diplomats and Families Told to Return to Moscow
Eight Years After Maidan Colour Revolution 2014
VP Biden was the big promoter and architect of regime change in the Ukraine.
A deal over Ukraine is ugly but unavoidable | FT Opinion - March 31, 2014 |
By Gideon Rachman
Any western leader negotiating over the fate of smaller countries in central or eastern Europe does so in the shadow of two bitter historical experiences: the Munich agreement of 1938 and the Yalta agreement of 1945. At Munich, the British and the French agreed to Adolf Hitler's demands for the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia - without the participation of the Czech government, which was not represented at the talks. At Yalta, the British and the Americans made a deal with Josef Stalin that, de facto, accepted Soviet domination over postwar Poland and other countries under Russian occupation - again, without the participation of those concerned.
These parallels - in particular, Munich - are weighing heavily on western leaders as they attempt to chart a way forward over Ukraine. "We will not accept a path forward where the legitimate government of Ukraine is not at the table," said John Kerry, the US secretary of state, at the conclusion of weekend talks in Paris with Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister.
Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, on Monday compared President Vladimir Putin's claim that he is acting in defence of the rights of ethnic Russians in Ukraine to Hitler's claim that he was acting to defend the rights of ethnic Germans in Czechoslovakia. The parallel has also been made by Mr Kerry's predecessor, Hillary Clinton.
View of the World before the epic Arab Uprising, Middle East forced regime change and America's defeat and loss in Afghanistan. The surprise intervention by Russia in Central Asia -Kazakhstan- cut off the West from influence in the Near East and the Caspian Bassin of fossil resources. Russia consolidated its might as the US struggles more and more with it's domestic problems of the Trump Revolution, election reform, insurrection and a downgrade of Democracy. Biden's Building Back Better
has been defeated by two members of its own Democratic Party. The fantasy of American Exceptionalism has crashed out after the American Dream has been replaced by a more social and democratic vision if the European Union.
Biden called Bernie Sanders his favorite socialist where 99% of Americans belief Sanders is a. Communist ...
Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for blocking voting rights bill | CNBC |
Navigating America's Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World | CFR - Feb. 11, 2011 |
HAASS: Gideon, would you disagree with any of that?
GIDEON RACHMAN: A bit of it. I mean, I agree with the first point that I think the major trend is this transition of power from West to East, and also, to some extent, from North to South with the rise of Latin America and so on. And I agree with Joe that I think it should be, in an ideal world, a manageable process.
I think I see rather more tensions coming out of it, though, than perhaps Joe does. I mean, in my book I talk about -- I see the financial crisis of 2008 as a kind of dividing line. And the period that you mentioned, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 2008, is roughly 20 years.
And I call it an age of optimism for the reason that I think that it was a period when globalization created a set of common interests between the major powers of the world that allowed them all to be reasonably satisfied with the way the world was going, so that China and India were becoming much more prosperous. It was an age of optimism in the European Union with the creation of the Euro, doubling in size of the EU, and also an age of optimism here in the U.S. It was the tech revolution, the unipolar moment. You know all of that.
I think, with the financial crisis and the shift in economic fortunes, which, in a way, was going on before the crisis but has been kind of both crystallized and accelerated by the crisis, financial crisis, it's less clear that the global system is operating in ways that everybody's happy with, so that, for the West, I think there is now real anxiety about the rise of China.
And within that, as Joe says, that's part of a larger phenomenon, the rise of new powers. And I think that, on the other side of the Pacific, in China, you have got a shift, a new mood, a slightly more assertive mood, which we've seen in the last year in a number of foreign-policy clashes. And I think that, as a result, we're potentially entering a more conflictual age. So that's what I see as the major trend.
War in Europe will have a similar effect in the World as the aftermath of World War II for a strong America. A miscalculation will be that America is a giant with feet in quicksand. The quagmire is expanding.