Sat Mar 26th, 2022 at 09:23:19 PM EST
Sweeping reforms of the principles of the European Union, easing budget on military spending, ending trade barriers and renew trade deals, abandon environmental regulations and security, and commitment to reliance on American fossil fuel supply, economic hardship due to a great war on European soil and making transfer of mass data to American Big Tech possible. Trust and verify? Easing economic espionage for NSA/GCHQ and tracing EU leadership and policy makers. Welcome to the End of the End of History.
NATO -- We are united ...
Losing the Islamic World of 1.4 billion people. India and Pakistan with 1.5 billion and China with 1.5 billion. The US has lost its foothold in Central Asia as Turkey refuses to be hoodwinked to abandon its neutral stance and won't succumb to political pressure and join sanctioning Russia.
American foreign policy is based on the Zbigniew Brzezinski doctrine issued in 1997
Great Architect of Carter's Jihad In Afghanistan
Undermining sovereign nations by Colour revolutions and extremist violence ...
Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski laid out Washington's thinking about post-independence Ukraine in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. "Without Ukraine," explained Brzezinski, "Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire." Brzezinski argued that drawing Ukraine into Washington's orbit would deliver a major blow to Russia and help the US become "the key arbiter of Eurasian power relations."
Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire."
-- Zbigniew Brzezinski
Undeniable Blowback from Decades US Foreign Policy - 1996
Albright, who served as secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton, pushed for NATO expansion eastward into the former Soviet bloc and helped lead the NATO bombing campaign in 1999 to halt ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. She previously served as Clinton's U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997.
The Architect Failed to Witness the Ultimate Drama
Turkey Won't Join Sanctions Regime On Russia
'Nothing can be done' about placing sanctions on Russia: Turkey's Erdogan
"Firstly, I cannot leave my people to freeze in the winter, and secondly, I cannot completely reboot this industry of ours," Erdogan said
Turkey will not join sanctions against Russia -- Erdogan
Turkey's Opposition to Russian Sanctions Stokes Suspicions of Sanctions-Busting | VOA News - March 14, 2022 |
Ankara insists it abides by its international legal responsibilities. But analyst Atilla Yesilada of Global Source Partners said it's not the first time Turkey has been suspected of international sanctions-busting.
"A lot of people [hoped] that Turkey would become a proxy financial center or intermediary for Russia," Yesilada said. "I wouldn't put it past the current regime to try to repeat the Reza Zarrab incident - 40 billion dollars of money whitewashed to Iran."
Reza Zarrab is a Turkish-Iranian businessman who pleaded guilty in 2017 in a New York court to massive charges of violating sanctions against Iran. A senior executive of the Turkish state-owned Halkbank was also convicted. Halkbank itself is facing trial as part of the same investigation.
Turkish private and state banks are also likely to face scrutiny and severe penalties for violating Russian sanctions, said analyst Yesilada. He warned that sanctions-busting is highly risky, especially as any penalties could affect Turkey's ability to borrow from international markets.
Neocons policy was a partial success ... End of History brought forward
With West Germany's Willy Brandt came a push to ease tensions, use diplomacy, opening through cultural exchange and break through the iron curtain.
The Cold War model was containment and coexistence under an umbrella nuclear deterrence or M.A.D. Under Obama came the modernization of nuclear weapons and the theory to use "small" or mini nukes on the battlefield ... the idiocy of military deployment of the 1950s.
Today America is following Neocon policy of confrontation and wilful destruction of the dictatorship of the Kremlin. Result is old KGB tricks and asymmetric warfare for which the Internet serves as a tool both directions.
The unipolar world will be upset by the growth of China and Asia. To reverse globalization to isolationism with the Trump policy of MAGA is a fool's enterprise.
See Fukuyama's End of History, a tale of a religion of sorts that's liberated world will end all wars because we are all a democracy, respecting human rights ... the American values.
Interference of the Neocon wet dream was upset by the 9/11 attacks on America. When George Bush chose to invade Iraq in 2003, Fukuyama swore off the Neocon pipe dream of NeoConservatism and Utopia. The End of the End of History and Pax Americana.
Burying the EU-27 ... Long live the military might of the NATO alliance ... a rapid advance to the next global conflict.
Re: The EU is dead (4.00 / 2)
The EU succumbed to neoliberal brain rot, gambled in the Wall St. casino and is now waiting for the banking crisis to reveal how greedy, compromised and stupid our leaders in the EU really are.
(As if the Greek treatment were not enough to reveal the dark agenda behind the mask of noble goals.)
Arms sales, following US orders to sanction Iran and Russia, (yes sir, how high?), and dirty dealing with car companies and emissions tests, kow towing to mammoth lobbies.
Then the immigration issue...
by melo on Mon Jul 2nd, 2018
The first point is to note that Russia and China are acting in highly assertive ways and using coercion to press pursue their territorial interests, but that Russia is being much more aggressive than China, openly challenging and sending troops across existing international borders. Russia's annexation of Crimea and its destabilization of a sovereign Ukrainian regime differ substantially from China's brusque behavior against Philippine and Vietnamese vessels or its placing an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam. China would not only have to clearly identify these waters as sovereign Chinese territory but patrol the waters as such and expel others to be in the same league as what Russia has done. Whether it's because they aren't strong enough or some other reason, they haven't. So we shouldn't treat China like they've already taken these steps.
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Germany's 100bn Bundeswehr boost after regime change post Angela Merkel
EU-27 Economy will take a Big Hit ...
German Industry Powerhouse Shaken to Core by War in Ukraine
Daniel Ellsberg and the Release of the Pentagon Papers | Vietnam War |
The Pentagon Papers was the name given to a top-secret Department of Defense study (Rand Corp.) of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. As the Vietnam War dragged on, with more than 500,000 U.S. troops in Vietnam by 1968, military analyst Daniel Ellsberg--who had worked on the study--came to oppose the war, and decided that the information contained in the Pentagon Papers should be available to the American public.
Hawkish Positioning NATO Assets @Russian Border
Overextending and Unbalancing Russia -- Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options | RAND Corp. - 2019 |
This brief summarizes a report that comprehensively examines nonviolent, cost-imposing options that the United States and its allies could pursue across economic, political, and military areas to stress--overextend and unbalance--Russia's economy and armed forces and the regime's political standing at home and abroad. Some of the options examined are clearly more promising than others, but any would need to be evaluated in terms of the overall U.S. strategy for dealing with Russia, which neither the report nor this brief has attempted to do.
Air and Space Cost-Imposing Measures
Reposturing bombers within easy striking range of key Russian strategic targets has a high likelihood of success and would certainly get Moscow's attention and raise Russian anxieties; the costs and risks of this option are low as long as the bombers are based out of range of most of Russia's theater ballistic and ground-based cruise missiles.
Reposturing fighters so that they are closer to their targets than bombers as a way to achieve higher sortie rates to compensate for their smaller payloads would likely concern Moscow even more than reposturing bombers, but the likelihood of success is low and risks are high. Because each aircraft would need to fly multiple sorties during a conventional conflict, Russian leaders would probably be confident that they could destroy many fighters on the ground and shut down their deployment airfields early on with few or no additions to their missile inventory.
Deploying additional tactical nuclear weapons to locations in Europe and Asia could heighten Russia's anxiety enough to significantly increase investments in its air defenses. In conjunction with the bomber option, it has a high likelihood of success, but deploying more such weapons might lead Moscow to react in ways contrary to U.S. and allied interests.
Repositioning U.S. and allied ballistic missile defense systems to better engage Russian ballistic missiles would also alarm Moscow but would likely be the least effective option because Russia could easily saturate current systems and any planned upgrades with a small percentage of its existing missile inventory, leaving many missiles still available to hold U.S. and allied targets at risk.
There are also ways to get Russia to extend itself in strategic competition. In terms of benefits, such developments would exploit Moscow's demonstrated fear of U.S. airpower capabilities and doctrines. Developing new low-observable, long-range bombers, or simply adding significantly more of types that are already available or programmed (B-2s and B-21s) would be worrisome for Moscow, as would developing autonomous or remotely piloted strike aircraft and producing them in high numbers. All options would likely incentivize Moscow to devote ever-greater resources to making its command and control systems harder, more mobile, and more redundant.
United States An Existential Threat to Russia
Russian focus on 'liberating' Donbas hints at shift in strategy
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