By Leif Johnson
What is the reason for the increasing American and NATO military threats against Russia? NATO military exercises are conducted in countries bordering Russia, offensive arms are shipped to Ukraine which bombards the neighboring Donets Basin breakaway republics that adjoin Russia, and naval and air operations continue at the borders of Russia.
The Atlanticists (America/NATO) are goading, or actually begging, the Russians to attack. Why?
What is happening is that the Atlanticists and partner, the EU bureaucracy, are waving the bogeyman of Russian “aggression” to bend Europe to their political will. They have good reason to do this now because the structure of the EU is being undermined by nationalist forces, while a financial catastrophe looms before the Anglo-Americans.
Nationalist forces have emerged most notably in Hungry and Poland, both of which are defying Brussels dictates. Hungary has opposed George Soros’ university reforms, clamped down on George Soros-created anti-government agents organizing students against the government and has forbidden advertising or media coverage of sexual perversity.
Poland refused to allow the EU to control and reform its judicial system. They said it would destroy their sovereignty, which indeed it would. Neither of these issues have been resolved, but the American press has put Hungary and Poland on its list of “undemocratic nations.”
There is more: while NATO’s chief Jens Stoltenberg and the EU’s foreign minister, Josep Borrel were hurling imprecations at the Russians, Germany’s newly elected Chancellor designated an emissary to deal with Moscow, by-passing the pro-NATO Green Party foreign minister. It is reported that Sholz now wants to meet with Putin directly Italy is demanding the EU bureaucrats unblock the Russian gas lines Nord Stream One and Two. Remarkably, the former Norwegian minister to NATO has cautioned NATO to restrain its harsh words against Russia. In Norwegian culture, “ restrain” is a strong term.
This all occurs in the context of the financial crisis which clearly so frightens the Atlanticists that very little is reported in their media. Even the Council of Foreign Relations, the preeminent American policy-making organ, is eerily quiet.
The Europeans (and perhaps South Korea and Japan) are facing a choice: either remain within the Atlanticist financial and political cage, or break
out of it by opening its doors to the world’s fastest growing markets, Russia and China.
But that choice for many European countries is now an existential one. To remain bound to the Anglo-controlled financial system is to suffer either a deflationary collapse or a hyperinflation, either of which would be disastrous. Both would shatter the economies of their respective nations, causing unprecedented misery and social turmoil.
The gathering financial storm and the danger of nationalism among European states impells the Atlanticists to use the Russian bogeyman to keep them on a tight rein. It’s a replay—albeit a failing one—of the Cold War which was began with Winston Churchill announcing in 1947 that an Iron Curtain had fallen across Europe and the great struggle between the Free World and Communism had begun. NATO was formed to “defend Europe” against a Russian invasion.
Like today, the Russians weren’t going to invade Europe, but the specter of Communism was used to consolidate the Atlanticist financial system over Europe.
For Europe, NATO was an army of occupation, an aggressive plan to “rollback Communism”, and an integration of Europe into the Anglo-American merchant-banking Empire.
If European nationalism continues to solidify, we will witness the meltdown of both NATO and the European Union. To avoid the effects of the Anglo-American financial crisis the European nations will need to turn towards the huge markets in the East. Therein lies the Atlanticists’ worst fears.
Make a one-time donation
Make a monthly donation
Make a yearly donation
Choose an amount
Or enter a custom amount
Your contribution is appreciated.
Your contribution is appreciated.
Your contribution is appreciated.DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly