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NATO Top Job: A One Horse Race

by Oui Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 11:03:17 AM EST

A Global Power Struggle ignites the flames of war ... while planet Earth is threatened by Global Warming ...

Netanyahu Found a New Friend

Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Morocco are all friendly states to the Jewish State of Israel and Fascism. Human Rights and the UN Charter have become secondary to illegal occupation of Palestinian land. Talking peace has another meaning for Israel ... security by waging wars.

Bibi Netanyahu saw in Vladimir Putin also a close ally for national interest and the cause of Jews in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech to commemorate the victims of the Leningrad Siege during the Second World War, at the event in Jerusalem commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army.


Escalation Proxy War Into Nuclear Stand-off

A summary ...

'Why are we tempting nuclear annihilation?' Watch Max Blumenthal address UN Security Council

Max Blumenthal addresses UN Security Council on Ukraine aid | 30 June 2023 |

The US policy I just described -- which sees Washington prioritize unrestrained funding for a proxy war with a nuclear power in a foreign land while our own domestic infrastructure falls apart before our eyes -- exposes a disturbing dynamic at the heart of the Ukraine conflict: an international Ponzi scheme that enables Western elites to seize hard earned wealth out of the hands of average US citizens and funnel it into the coffers of a foreign government that even the Western-sponsored Transparency International ranks as one of the most corrupt in Europe.

A young Scholz used to call NATO aggressive-imperialist ...

German leader once said Aggressive-Imperialist NATO: Russia, US, and Japan | Tokyo Times - 23 June 2022 |

The German Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, famously derided NATO during his more socialist days. Indeed, he had sympathy with the Marxist wing of Jusos ( the Social Democratic Party youth wing of Jusos). Therefore, he famously said the "aggressive-imperialist NATO" was a bane to Europe and implied it was the bulwark in preserving "the capitalist economy."

However, despite Scholz showing the possibility of compromise with the Russian Federation - or at least listening to the other angle of the ensuing conflict in Ukraine and the Russian cultural areas of Donbas: he is now changing his stance. This concerns the Russian Federation's view that the armed forces are protecting Russians and non-Russian speakers in the Donbas (Donbass) region - and the adjacent areas - that look to "mother Russia" from endless Ukrainian aggression (Ukrainian forces have been bombing this area since 2014).

Scholz once understood that the "aggressive-imperialist NATO" served America's geopolitical goals. In modern times, Poland, the United Kingdom, and nations that comprise the Baltic region are especially pro-Ukraine and seek to weaken the Russian Federation.

Rutte Looks for Exit from Dutch Politics | by Oui on July 6th, 2023 |

BREAKING NEWS: PM Mark Rutte ends his political career, will not lead the VVD into the forced general election. [Update: 10 July 10AM]

The one man lobbyist for Royal Shell, Unilever, DSM, ASML and multinationals in pharmacy, petrochemicals with shareholders evading taxation on dividends.

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Personally? Dutch Cabinet of warmonger Mark Rutte pushes higher taxes due to cost of war and military investments, greed inflation, cost of living spiraling out of control, sky rocketing profits in some sectors and announced austerity measures will hit my generation unevenly very hard, living on a meager pension and small investments. Already cost me thousands of Euros and will increase into tens of thousands in 2023-2024. My retirement plan has been torn up and replaced by great uncertainty. The boomers were not at all advantageous as we too have seen the ups and downs of the economy, periods of high inflation, long duration of unemployment, early retirement to offer jobs to younger generation.

During the Purple coalition of Dutch PM Wim Kok, a former head of largest labor union FNV, the social fabric of society was torn-up. Solidarity as common term was dropped in the waste bin.

Interesting read what NATO should have been about ...

Statement @NATO by Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands | May 28, 2002 |

Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of today's European Union, said that Europe will not be built as a complete structure, nor will it be built overnight; it will be built in a series of concrete achievements, creating first of all a de facto solidarity. The same goes for our common aim of creating a transatlantic zone of peace, security and stability spreading from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

Today's inaugural session of the NATO Russia Council is such a concrete step forward on the path of ever growing cooperation between NATO and Russia, which we started some ten years ago. I want to congratulate Secretary General Robertson and his staff and the negotiators on behalf of president Putin for their successful conclusion of this agreement.

This success has been brought about by a fundamental change in our strategic security environment: it is no longer each other that we fear.

Both NATO and Russia increasingly have to cope with the same security challenges, such as terrorism, proliferation and regional instability, and we have the same security interests. Former adversaries have now become partners in creating democracy and the rule of law, peace and stability in Europe. A step rightly qualified as historic.

Mark Rutte and the MH-17 charade ... following the lead of Washington DC ...

Dutch PM Rutte Abruptly Calls-off MH-17 Recovery Mission | Aug 6th 2014 |

Mark Rutte got his reward after a decade of lying and selling out the Dutch state and its residents, citizens and non-citizens.

New government's austerity plans detrimental to Dutch higher education and research

Just two years ago there was hope to facilitate opportunities and investment in higher education ... one of many examples cutting government spending after Rutte spend many billion Euros on NATO's proxy war against Russia ... and signed a 10 year contract for military spending on Ukraine ... madness caught in America's wars.

Ukraine: Allies Waving the White Flag | 5 Dec 2023 |

NATO must be 'prepared for bad news' in Ukraine, says Stoltenberg

It would be a 'tragedy' for Ukrainians if Putin wins the war, NATO's Stoltenberg says | CNBC - 27 Nov 2023 |

The Washington Post has produced a long, two part piece, about the failed 'counter-offensive' in Ukraine. It dispenses equal blame on the U.S. and British planning of the whole mess and the Ukrainian execution of it.

Dutch PM Rutte builds an early head of steam for NATO's top job | 31 Oct 2023 |

US and Britain back Dutch premier Mark Rutte for top Nato job | 22 Feb 2024 |

Turkey backs Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte for Nato top job | 29 April 2024 |

Hungary backs Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte for top Nato job | 19 June 2024 |

New NATO SG Farewell to Dutch Suckers Speech

Dutch Leader Urges Allies To Stop ‘Whining’ About Trump | The Daily Wire - 18 Feb. 2024 |

Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a top contender to be the next leader of NATO, encouraged Western allies to stop fretting over the prospect of former President Donald Trump returning to the White House.

“We should stop moaning and whining and nagging about Trump,” Rutte said to the Munich Security Conference. “It’s up to the Americans. I’m not an American, I cannot vote in the U.S. We have to work with whoever is on the dance floor.”

Trump, who is running another campaign for a second term, prompted a firestorm this month when he told an anecdote about how he used hardball tactics to negotiate with other world leaders on supporting the NATO alliance.

History of Mark meeting his friend Donald, just as Boris and Mark are best friends …

President Trump meets with Prime Minister Rutte of the Kingdom of the Netherlands | PBS - 2 July 2018 |

Most recent diary …

Trumpism Conquers Europe

Existential war for the Jewish State of Israel against the resistance forces of Hamas and Hezbollah  ... should supply the Ukraine and Zelensky dictatorship 8 of its Patriot Missile Systems ...

Why Russia's Glide Bombs Are So Hard for Ukraine to Stop | Murdoch's rag WSJ |

US, Israel in talks to supply Ukraine with Patriot air defense system | The Cradle |

Washington is in talks with Tel Aviv and Kiev to supply the Ukrainian army with Israel's US-made patriot air defense system, as reported by Financial Times (FT) on 28 June.

The developing agreement would see the air defense system transferred first from Israel to the US before being sent to Ukraine.

The deal is being discussed by ministers and senior officials from the US, Israel, and Ukraine, five people familiar with the matter told FT.

Israel had said in April that it was planning to retire the eight Patriot batteries in its possession and replace them with more sophisticated systems. But the batteries have still not been uninstalled over fears of an escalation with Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Von der Leyen accused of 'unacceptable bias' toward Israel

European Commission president's remarks on Gaza war charged with being out of step with EU foreign ministers.

Rutte as Commander-in-chief ... his Navy takes the lead in Houthi offense in Red Sea ...

Why is a Dutch navy ship travelling the world over?

    From the Halls of Montezuma
    To the shores of Tripoli
    Securing Suez and the Red Sea
    Through the Straits of Formosa ...

Colonial times relived ...

China has warned the Netherlands to restrain its military after the NATO member complained Chinese fighter planes had harassed one of its warships in international waters.

The incident occurred Friday while the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp was patrolling in the East China Sea in support of United Nations Security Council States' sanctions against North Korea, the Dutch Defense Ministry said in a press statement.

All in defense of the European Union ... of course. Nato=Rutte ... Rutte=Nato

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