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Trump Era Sanctions On Germany

by Oui Tue Nov 1st, 2022 at 06:31:21 PM EST

Once you accept bullying by an ally, you are forever lost in the jungle of economic has-beens. Not surprising Olaf Scholz as SPD mainstay in Merkel's cabinet, had no answer then, and not today. Appreciation for key role as NATO ally in Afghanistan for 20 years after implementation Article 5. As Germany was sanctioned, similar to trade sanctions on China, Mike Pompeo was dealing with Taliban terrorist leaders in Doha, Qatar to pull out of Afghanistan.

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Joe Biden was a fervent backer of the Russian reset button - Cold War 2.0 - leading foreign policy during the Obama administration. With many advisors in key position, Putin and Lavrov will raise the castle bridge to weather the coming assault.

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    U.S. Intelligence and American policy kept a Cold War intact. Doing a repeat performance, Europe build on Four Freedoms does not get the opportunity to grow from infancy through adolescence to mature as a force for peace. Communism and corruption in the former Soviet Union and its satellite states have been incorporated in Western countries and Israel to its very own detriment. The U.S. and the United Kingdom have led the attack on Russia, a failed state created during the leadership, or lack thereof, of Boris Yeltsin.

    America doesn't want an united Europe as a strong economic power and will do the utmost to undermine the union. Bush and Rumsfeld split Europe into Old and New Europe. The former Soviet satellites states were like a warm bun that was easily taken into America's orbit. The allegiance to U.S. military and CIA intelligence came not really as a surprise as America is seen as the liberator of continental Europe and the defeat of Communism. With the Afghan expedition of the U.S. and NATO, many ugly abuses of human rights were seen as "acceptable" for the right cause to defeat the Islamists. Terror became the great evil across the globe and most nations in the NATO alliance left no stone unturned to cooperate.

    Torture of prisoners, rendition across the globe run by the CIA, got open support from many U.S. allies. The strong ties of Eastern Europe to U.S. military and its intelligence became a strong bond above the legitimacy of being a member of the European Union.

    The ugly propaganda machine with Anglo-Saxons leadership of the U.S. and U.K. was quite effective.

    Three Republican senators have ordered Murkan Port on the island of Rugen ... | DW News - Aug. 7, 2020 |

    ... to stop assisting Russian vessels constructing the final sections of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

    The US strongly opposes the pipeline, which is owned by Russian gas company Gazprom and will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. 

    In their letter, Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson accuse port operator Faehrhafen Sassnitz of "knowingly providing significant goods, services, and support" for the project. 

    'Completely outrageous'

    German Minister of State Niels Annen said Germany "firmly rejected" the proposed sanctions, adding the tone and content of the letter were "completely outrageous."

    "Threatening a close friend and ally with sanctions, and using that kind of language, will not work," Annen told German public broadcaster ZDF.

    "European energy policy will be decided in Brussels, and not in Washington DC," he said. [😂 😂 - Oui]

    'Fatal measures'

    The US argues that the pipeline will increase Europe's dependence on Russia, which both Berlin and Moscow dispute. The US proposes selling European's American natural gas shipped across the Atlantic as an alternative. 

    The senators said the letter served as "formal legal notice," and demanded that Faehrhafen Sassnitz, which is owned by the town of Sassnitz and the state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, "cease activities" supporting the construction of the pipeline, or face "potentially fatal measures" that will cut the port's commercial and financial ties with the US.

    A legal "cease and desist" notice ... 😡

    Old man Biden forgot his "umbrella" and positioned a guillotine for "nay" sayers. So far no blood on the blade ... except Ukrainian and Russian blood ... what the heck, the feud has lasted for a thousand years.

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    Additional reading ...

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    East-West revisionism of history by the United States, Poland, Baltic States and the Ukraine.

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    Wary allies

    The public image of the United States has plunged among wealthy democracies, with more people believing Russian President Vladimir Putin would "do the right thing regarding world affairs" than Trump, according to a Pew Research Center survey published in September. In the UK, France, Canada, Japan, Australia and Germany, the number of people who viewed the US favorably are at or near lows not seen since the surveys began two decades ago.

    And as Trump put his "America First" foreign policy to work, many leaders decided it was time to curtail their reliance on the US.

    "Many Europeans have written and argued that they cannot go back to the good old days of living under the US umbrella ...

    Foreign policy analysts in the States have been duped for a long time and living in a theater of absurdities ...

    While Trump touts 'America First,' Biden is wary of 'America alone' ... Europe was soon to find out.

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    All ingredients were present to continue along the lines of Dick Cheney, Vicky Nuland, Hillary Clinton and 8 years of preparation for conflict under Obama. A brief and desperate "Blitzkrieg" turned its junior ally into a proxy warrior for a war against Russia. How the minds of public opinion have been conditioned after years, decades of a false narrative of violence, conflict and war. Ukraine should not Europe's  battlefield. ‼️

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    The Godfather Is Really the Story of American Capitalism

    There have always been complaints about The Godfather movies
    glorifying crime violence. Yet the story of the Corleone Family is
    the story of American capitalism in the 20th century.

    For many years I have advocated the United Nations HQ should not be located in New York. As the US changed into a prominent State to provoke wars, the move should not be delayed. Not in North America, many continents to choose from.

    Earlier post by Cat ...

    ... allows the United States to debilitate one of its key global adversaries -- investing in Europe's and our own security for decades to come -- without risking the life of a single American serviceman or servicewoman....

    EXACTLY ‼️

    I was stunned on Feb. 24 that the invasion did happen ... there where there is no diplomacy ... Joe finishing the task of three decades US Foreign Policy .... USIP - AEI - Atlantic Council. Now the parties are in a position of a stalemate, except Russia has expanded its territory and put a security zone in place for Azov Sea and Crimea. Intermediate range assault will resume similar to before this operation. More people will die on both sides and a large part of Ukraine is destroyed.

    As I have written, the old Iron Curtain has been replaced by a sturdy steel one with no patch-holes. Complete isolation from Europe and deadly economic sanctions. China has been forewarned and too many other states.

    The first Cold War played out at a different level of subversion. The attitude from Western Europe was of openness to other nations, see JFK-Willy Brandt-De Gaulle. In the century of Pax Americana bridges have been destroyed, walls are build by the West to keep outsiders out. Islamophobia and Xenophobia reigns ... fascism spreads like a wildfire. People if Third World countries will be devastated by poverty, hunger and the result of global climate change. Capitalism is morally bankrupt.

    Climate change is on the side of the West and Europe with an extremely warm October ...

    Excellent diary for intellectuals ...

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    Quotes from historian Stephen F Cohen

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Nov 12th, 2022 at 08:59:49 AM EST

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