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European states destroying themselves with servile US obedience

European states destroying themselves with servile US obedience

This century alone has borne witness to former Warsaw Pact members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania not only joining the European Union, but also NATO – an imperial branch of the United States with aggressive, expansionist ideals. The Baltic States are situated on or nearby Russia’s border, and are currently home to hundreds of US and NATO troops stationed there as a “deterrence” against what is perceived as “increased Russian aggression”.

It is difficult to know whether to laugh or cry at the recklessness of such policies, as these nations’ leaders willingly endanger the safety of their own citizens. Not to mention throwing away any chance of sovereignty or independence by opening their borders to Western imperial power – welcoming American, British, German soldiers, and so on, and exposing their populations to neoliberal globalisation in the shape of the IMF.

What the Baltic leaders, and others, should be doing is engaging in constructive dialogue with Russia that would be of far greater benefit to the security and wellbeing of their people.

Instead it is one case after another of jumping aboard the gravy train as the money rolls in from the West, and into the hands of elite power while populations are cut adrift. Meanwhile, relations across the border continue sinking to dangerous lows as virulently anti-Russian messages are widely expressed.

It has reached a point in which Estonia’s Prime Minister, Juri Ratas, last month openly discussed the possibility of deploying US surface-to-air missiles in the country – directed at Russia. Ratas was enthusiastically mulling over the instalment of the Patriot missiles with US Vice President Mike Pence. The Estonian leader said the “USA is indispensable to ensuring the security of our immediate neighbourhood, aswell as all of Europe”.

Security for “all of Europe” from what one can only speculate in bewilderment. Security from the US would seem more appropriate judging by the superpower’s “indispensable” record in previous decades. Unfortunately for Ratas, Lithuania have already won the race for deployment of US Patriot missiles – with the “sophisticated missile defence system” having been erected there over a month ago.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite gave full backing to this clear breach of her country’s sovereignty, saying, “The speed of response to an airborne threat may be crucial. Therefore, it would be appropriate to have such weapons in the Baltic region”.

An “airborne threat” from where one can again but guess.  The insanity behind these actions shows no sign of abating. Increasing militarisation of this area is leading to a rising threat of collisions and other incidents that could escalate into something much more serious. In June for example, a US reconnaissance plane and a Russian fighter jet came within several feet of colliding over the Baltic Sea. What would the reaction have been if the aircraft had collided?

Naturally the incident was framed as an example of “Russian aggression”, with few querying why an American reconnaissance plane was operating thousands of miles from Washington, and so close to Russian territory.

Russia, and China for that matter, are acutely aware that US missile “defence” systems are in reality attack systems – a first strike weapon designed to establish strategic superiority and exemption from retaliation. What’s more, these aggressive actions are aimed at a country (Russia) that has been repeatedly invaded over the past two centuries – by Napoleon and Hitler to name two.

Judging by Western commentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin has no right to be concerned about such hostile operations. Instead the blame is put on “Russian incitement” when in reality the incitement is coming from elsewhere – a neutral observer could not help but notice the vast hypocrisy and deceitfulness at work here.

To gain some true perspective, John Mearsheimer, a professor at University of Chicago wrote that, “After all, the United States does not tolerate distant great powers deploying military forces anywhere in the Western hemisphere, much less on its borders.” Russia, if anything, have been remarkably tolerant in the face of ongoing provocations.

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Mearsheimer noted, “The West had been moving into Russia’s backyard and threatening its core strategic interests, a point Putin made emphatically and repeatedly. Elites in the US and Europe have been blindsided by events only because they subscribe to a flawed view of international politics”. A very flawed view it seems, but not that such sensible arguments are ever relayed to the Western public by the corporate media.

One of the key reasons for NATO’s existence was outlined by its then Secretary-General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer in 2007, that “NATO troops have to guard pipelines that transport oil and gas that is directed for the West”. NATO is present to benefit elite Western power along with puppet leaders who, one can assume, are not left out in the cold [Ratas, Grybauskaite, etc].

Nor is the crisis limited to the Baltic states. Earlier this year four thousand US troops arrived in Poland, along with 250 tanks, the largest such deployment since the end of the Cold War. This has prompted outrage from Russia at such haphazard manoeuvres – which will lead to “US troops [being] permanently stationed along Russia’s western border for the first time”.

The Polish President Andrzej Duda was apparently unconcerned at yet another blow to his nation’s independence, welcoming the American soldiers by saying, “Today I am certain we will not be in danger”. Poland – another former Warsaw Pact member – joined NATO in 1999, before becoming part of the EU five years later.

Last month it was reported there are about 45,000 US and NATO troops throughout the European mainland – from Bulgaria in the south, northwards to Romania, through Slovakia and up to the Baltics. They are “staging war rehearsals for a Russian invasion”. In 1951, NATO’s then supreme commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote that “this whole project [NATO] will have failed” if US soldiers had not been withdrawn from Europe within 10 years. It has long become clear why it has failed.

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“It is difficult to know whether to laugh or cry at the recklessness of such policies, as these nations’ leaders willingly endanger the safety of their own citizens”. Why would the leaders care? They are gambling that there will be no outbreak of war – and, if there is, they will be safe. Whether in Florida, Hawaii, Argentina, New Zealand, or – if the worst comes to the worst – sharing the American leaders’ luxurious mineshafts. The real question is why the citizens of those countries tolerate such “leaders”, who absolutely do not care about the citizens’ interests. What has… Read more »

Tom Welsh
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Tom Welsh

“Elites in the US and Europe have been blindsided by events only because they subscribe to a flawed view of international politics”.

Not so! They have not been “blindsided by events” at all. Everything is easy to understand as soon as you realize that they have no concern at all for their national interests, or for the interests of their citizens. They have got what they want, as individuals, and their countries can shrivel up and die for all they care.

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Brian De Paolo

If you put a missile defense (aggressive) system in your country….you become a target…its as simple as that….there is no reason for Russia to be aggressive..they own half the planet already just in there own territory…they don’t need the headaches of controlling other nations…

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Some argue that missile defense is for defense only. This is not true. Think of it as a coin with two sides. The purpose of defending is to make attacking easier. If you increase defense, you are more likely to attack as you perceive it to be safer. So it is an offensive system, nothing less nothing more.

Anyway, conventional missile defense can’t touch the Iskanders or the new RS-26 (two stage faster, lighter, flatter, shorter version of Yars) missiles, which have been precisely created to counter it.

Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

Agreed

Voltaire
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Voltaire

The fabricated lie that Russia is a military threat to Europe forms part of deliberate and sordid US policy to divide and rule Europe…Even the US Joints Chiefr of Staff say that Russia does not pose a strategic threat to Europe… As a Western European, the sooner Poland and the the Baltics get over their infantile Russophobia and learn to behave like civilised people who have got over historical conflicts, the better… … In the meantime, the stream of propaganda and lies coming from the US is worthy of Goebbels and destroys any idea that the US is anything but… Read more »

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thnkfryrslf

All of America’s threats to sovereign nations start off with a lie.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

It’s a bad habit they learned from the British elite in the late 19th Century.

thnkfryrslf
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thnkfryrslf

And the British elite are still lying.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Indeed. And robbing and killing.

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Great Expectations

Agreed. When compared with Hungary’s intelligent and measured approach, the Baltics and Poland are a long way behind.

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Agreed…

I recently visited Hungary and found them balanced and civilised….

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

“the sooner Poland and the the Baltics get over their infantile Russophobia and learn to behave like civilised peopl” You clearly do not know these scummy tribes. They are the Khazar Jews of Eastern Europe. They cannot be redeemed.

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samo war

NATO is pssychopats mafia club ?

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Why is Serbia so important to the CIA? Links in a tangent way as no doubt the EU will roll over and support yet another regime change/colour revolution, war in poor Serbia.

BREAKING NEWS: OPERATION TARGET SERBIA, CIA WORKING WITH FASCIST MACEDONIA REGIME, SERBIA MUST FALL !!!

http://nrt24.ru/en/news/breaking-news-operation-target-serbia-cia-working-fascist-macedonia-regime-serbia-must-fall

Guy
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Guy

Am presently reading the book “The Lost Hegemon -Whom the Gods Would Destroy ” by F.William Engdahl and into the section on what transpired in the Yugoslavia war and destruction of this country .I never knew much about that part of geopolitics and I must say ,the author is very well informed with tons of links in the book .Very enlightening to say the least . I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about the Middle East,Levant ,USSR and now Russia and neighboring states. As usual ,what we were told is not what happened . When… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Thanks Guy and for recommending the book. They said the Kosovo War was to get Monica and the cigars out of the headlines, however, like you, I did not know much about the geopolitics of the time and wish to know more. I will look out for the book. Must admit, F. William Engdahl’s article on ‘Kiev and Right Sector Kristalnecht Odessa’, still stays with me. One of the best articles, with regards The Odessa Trade Union Massacres, on 2 May 2014, that I came and have come across. I have just gone to get a copy of the book,… Read more »

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Interesting website. I haven’t come across this one before. Thanks.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

The talmudo satanist jews hate Christians. The Christians they hate most are Orthodox.

kfir
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kfir

Obama did his share to support the Nazi regime in Ukraine.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Interesting timing, reading your comment, just after reading this article. He would do anything for his mentors Brzezinsky and Soros and didn’t the US also vote with Ukraine, in 2016 again to support the N*zi Party?

In 2014, Barack Obama voted against UN anti-Nazi resolution (Video)
Obama was protecting the only nazi regime in the world… http://theduran.com/in-2014-barack-obama-voted-against-un-anti-nazi-resolution-video/

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Those brain-dead leaders are incapable, or unwilling, to realize that by now – if Russia really had wanted, it would have marched in long time ago. Kind of amusing that Lithuania is building a fence to keep Russia out. As I said…brain-dead.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Tribal lesbo-sister of “Fuck the EU Nuland” – “Fuck Europe and Russia” Dalia Grabuskikeass. LOL Perfect. Handmaiden of Satanyahu.

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Vicente de la Fuente

I have nothing to think at; I all ready know the amount of late motives about. All ways provoking, is a large amount of many spend about… Vfg

kfir
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kfir

Russia is once again an enemy of convenience, DC , Wall Street, etc. always need an imaginary enemy to spread fear & panic among the stupid taxpayer who gladly empty their pockets “to be protected from the ENEMY” and those fat cats rake billions of $$$$s; when the CIA is supplying the missiles to NK is another “ENEMY” just as NATO gave Jet engines and Marine Diesel Engines to the Soviets to be our ENEMIES. Now NATO is nothing but, a vulgar mercenary force, Salvadorian soldiers (a tiny country on the pacific Ocean) get paid $163.00 per month to go… Read more »

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