Wed Apr 27th, 2022 at 01:03:11 PM EST
Yesterday's expansion of hostilities outside the border of Ukraine ...
Two explosions inside Moldova (Transnistria) destroyed transmission towers of Russian news broadcasts
Many warnings were given that the explosion of refugees flowing across the Mediterranean Sea would encourage fascist populism of Xenophobia and Islamophobia.
A changing landscape authored by the group of nations allied in the Five Eyes to destabilize and conquer. Cheney and Rumsfeld will be proud of what New Europe has become ... difficult birth pangs, but with rendition, torture, detention and black ops one can truly build a unifying force of evil. Add quite some mean covert operations, propaganda and disinformation, any fascist power can change the mindset of a continent. Lessons from Goebbels with dark tools hidden in Big Tech would make any inferior nation very powerful. The 5% wanting to rule the 8 billion of human kind.
A Final Warning: Rise of Fascism
Man took that one tiny step forward on the Moon for mankind ... rhetoric but nothing came of it. A planet burning on fossil fuel and powerful lobbies in Washington DC until there's no more tomorrow for the vast majority.
As Republicans are fooling themselves by declaring the planet had changing climate over the past million years. Get back into your SUVs America and show off the spirit of exceptionalism.
Biden has conquered Europe without firing a shot ... proxy warfare and superior "intelligence". Europe folded to the demands of the Empire.
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The EU is wrong to arm Ukraine. Here's why | Open Democracy |
Four days after Russia illegally invaded Ukraine, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced that "for the first time ever", the EU would "finance the purchase and delivery of weapons... to a country that is under attack". A few days earlier, she had declared the EU to be "one union, one alliance" with NATO.
Unlike NATO, the EU is not a military alliance. Yet, from the outset of this war, it has been more concerned with militarism than diplomacy. This was not unexpected.
The Lisbon Treaty provided the legal underpinning for the EU to develop a common security and defence policy. Between 2014 and 2020, some 25.6bn* of the EU's public money was spent beefing up its military capacity.
The 2021-27 budget established a European Defence Fund (EDF) of nearly 8bn, modelled on two precursor programmes, which for the first time allocated EU funding to the research and development of innovative military wares, including highly controversial arms that rely on artificial intelligence or automated systems. The EDF is but one aspect of a much broader defence budget.
EU spending is indicative of how it identifies as a political project and where its priorities lie. Over the previous decade, political and social problems have increasingly been addressed militarily. The removal of humanitarian missions from the Mediterranean, replaced by high-tech surveillance drones and leading to 20,000 drownings since 2013, is just one example. In choosing to fund militarism, Europe has driven an arms race and prepared the groundwork for war.
EU-27 from Social Democracy to Weaponizing Expansion
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A new Treaty for the Eurozone? | by Frank Schnittger on Sep 14th, 2011 |
In reality, the Lisbon Treaty represented no such thing. It made some minor adjustments to governance rules to reflect the fact that the EU had expanded to 27 Member states. In fact, even before it been ratified, it was rendered almost entirely irrelevant by the global financial crisis which erupted in 2008. What difference have the new powers for the European Parliament made? The power of Petition contained in the Treaty has not even been implemented. Has the European Council become any more effective with the appointment of a full time President of the Council?
Instead we have seen the usual fragmented, uncoordinated, shambolic lurching from one phase of the crisis to the next with European institutions largely sidelined whilst a dysfunctional Merkel/Sarkozy national leadership partnership struggles to achieve any kind of coherent policy analysis, never mind an effective solution.
The 2nd Migrant Wave to Germany | by DoDo on Sep 3rd, 2015 |
Back in 1989, around the time school started for me at the start of September, Budapest was full of East Germans hoping to leave for West Germany (for a mix of political and economic reasons), hopeful because Hungary started to dismantle the Iron Curtain a few months earlier. A large group camped out at the West German embassy, but there were makeshift camps around the city. The government finally opened the borders for them on 11 September, launching a mostly car-riding emigration wave (at least 70,000 people in three months). A few weeks later, East Germans camping out in Warshaw and Prague were taken to West Germany in sealed trains.
Yesterday, something similar happened, only this time the refugees are dark-skinned and faced much worse treatment. In line with both the government's xenophobic campaign and the EU's Dublin Agreement (whose main aim was to keep refugees from moving to the richer EU members), Hungarian authorities prevented the mostly Syrian refugees without EU visa from boarding trains bound for the west. Most of the stranded refugees who refused to be taken to Hungarian camps stayed in the underpass at main station Budapest Keleti (up to two thousand), in a makeshift "transit zone" lacking basic hygiene and only cared for by an NGO.
I don't know whether it was concern about image (to have such misery as the first sight of arriving Western tourists), or anger at the German foreign minister's denouncement of the anti-refugee wall built at the Serbian border, or anger at general Western hypocrisy ...
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Ukraine latest: Chinese drone maker DJI halts Russia, Ukraine sales | Asia Nikkei |
Japan to attend NATO summit, Blinken says; U.S. defense chief Austin argues Ukraine can win war with Russia
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is in its third month, with casualties mounting on both sides.
Ukraine's forces continue to resist, while its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy regularly calls on the world to do more to help. Governments around the globe have imposed heavy sanctions against Moscow but have stopped short of direct intervention for fear of sparking a wider conflict.
Meanwhile, rising geopolitical risk and volatile energy and financial markets are rocking Asia.
NATO expanding alliance to Israel and the Middle East, in addition to the Indo-Pacific Four ...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Japan will attend the NATO summit to be held in late June.
"One of the things we have been advancing is increasing NATO focus on working with partners that are not part of NATO, including what we call the "Asia-Pacific four," and that of course includes Japan," he says at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, adding that the four Asia-Pacific nations will attend the NATO summit in Madrid.
"Japan has stood up in remarkable ways on the Ukraine crisis," he says.
Getting all assets in place for survival after a nuclear conflict or World War 3 ... damn you!
NATO expanding into Asia-Pacific to militarily encircle China as well as Russia
This pattern of securing military alliance in combination with economic might and the sword of harsh sanction will split all nations on earth to choose sides. The hand of China will be forced and in the end the antagonism from the United States will make the only decision possible ... strong ties with the former Soviet Union with immense wealth of minerals, metals and fossil fuel to secure China's independence for future generations.