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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
If enough NATO nations decide to reject Washington's push for a war with Russia, there may be no war!
Washington continues to drive Europe toward one or the other of the
two most likely outcomes of the orchestrated conflict with Russia.
Either Europe or some European Union member government will break from
Washington over the issue of Russian sanctions, thereby forcing the EU
off of the path of conflict with Russia, or Europe will be pushed into
military conflict with Russia.
In June the Russian sanctions expire unless each member government of
the EU votes to continue the sanctions. Several governments have spoken
against a continuation. For example, the governments of the Czech
Republic and Greece have expressed dissatisfaction with the sanctions.
US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged growing opposition to
the sanctions among some European governments. Employing the three
tools of US foreign policy–threats, bribery, and coercion–he warned
Europe to renew the sanctions or there would be retribution. We will
see in June if Washington’s threat has quelled the rebellion.
Europe has to consider the strength of Washington’s threat of
retribution against the cost of a continuing and worsening conflict with
Russia. This conflict is not in Europe’s economic or political
interest, and the conflict has the risk of breaking out into war that
would destroy Europe.
Since the end of World War II Europeans have been accustomed to
following Washington’s lead. For awhile France went her own way, and
there were some political parties in Germany and Italy that considered
Washington to be as much of a threat to European independence as the
Soviet Union. Over time, using money and false flag operations, such as
Operation Gladio, Washington marginalized politicians and political
parties that did not follow Washington’s lead.
The specter of a military conflict with Russia that Washington is
creating could erode Washington’s hold over Europe. By hyping a “Russian
threat,” Washington is hoping to keep Europe under Washington’s
protective wing. However, the “threat” is being over-hyped to the point
that some Europeans have understood that Europe is being driven down a
path toward war.
Belligerent talk from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, from
John McCain, from the neoconservatives, and from NATO commander Philip
Breedlove is unnerving Europeans. In a recent love-fest between
Breedlove and the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by John
McCain, Breedlove supported arming the Ukrainian military, the backbone
of which appears to be the Nazi militias, with heavy US weapons in order
to change “the decision calculus on the ground” and bring an end to the
break-away republics that oppose Washington’s puppet government in
Breedlove told the Senate committee that his forces were insufficient
to withstand Russian aggression and that he needed more forces on
Russia’s borders in order to “reassure allies.”
Europeans have to decide whether the threat is Russia or Washington. The European press, which Udo Ulfkotte reports in his book, Bought Journalists,
consists of CIA assets, has been working hard to convince Europeans
that there is a “revanchist Russia” on the prowl that seeks to recover
the Soviet Empire. Washington’s coup in Ukraine has disappeared. In its
place Washington has substituted a “Russian invasion,” hyped as Putin’s
first step in restoring the Soviet empire.
Just as there is no evidence of the Russian military in Ukraine,
there is no evidence of Russian forces threatening Europe or any
discussion or advocacy of restoring the Soviet empire among Russian
political and military leaders.
The CFR report says that China is a rising power and thereby a threat
to US world hegemony. China’s rise must be contained so that
Washington can remain the boss in the Asian Pacific. What it comes down
to is this: China is a threat because China will not prevent its own
rise. This makes China a threat to “the International Order.” “The
International Order,” of course, is the order determined by Washington.
In other words, just as there must be no Russian sphere of influence,
there must be no Chinese sphere of influence. The CFR report calls this
keeping the world “free of hegemonic control” except by the US.
Just as General Breedlove demands more military spending in order to
counter “the Russian threat,” the CFR wants more military spending in
order to counter “the Chinese threat.” The report concludes: “Congress
should remove sequestration caps and substantially increase the U.S.
Clearly, Washington has no intention of moderating its position as
the sole imperial power. In defense of this power, Washington will take
the world to nuclear war. Europe can prevent this war by asserting its
independence and departing the empire.