And in 2045 NATO as we know it today will no longer exist!! Even though it now thinks to be alive again because of the conflict in Ukraine after the French president Macron recently called NATO brain death…now the EU seems to become brain death after taking a wrong turn. But this is just an apparent phase…just like the earlier claimed NATO ‘successes’ of its missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan and Iraq and Libya and Syria…and so now Ukraine.
So the EU gets its own EUropean Defence Union – EDU to collectively protect the territories of its member states and their strategic interest in the world.
It will be a hard fight towards 2045. But we as Europeans will win…again…against this bad nationalism!!! The European Dream is not killed today…after we learned these painful lessons in our history… Nor is the European Union – the EU!!!
Just a few comments on this tragic proxy war that could have been prevented if too many had not gullibly and foolishly bought it…again… Besides the again very active collaborators…again …
Yes…war is terrible and dirty and intense and traumatic. Except for psychopaths it is enjoyable for very few, despite the smiles and cheers on some videos and photos. And yes, war crimes are committed…far too many. By these psychopaths, but also by ordinary soldiers and armed civilians who go crazy in these intense circumstances. No excuses, but the image of a frische fröhliche Krieg is only propaganda by and for gullible people.
No, Russia did not want to conquer Kiev or kidnap President Zelensky with the first attack. It could not do so with the number of troops deployed. The aim with this quick in-depth attack and attacks on the border and from ‘Donbass’ was to force a quick peace settlement…of course under conditions favourable to Russia…and thus prevent further warfare. It seemed to work for a while, but the Ukrainian government Zelensky allowed itself…just like the governments during the civil wars in the former Yugoslavia and especially Bosnia…to be seduced by especially the American promises to reject that and to continue fighting. The Russians persisted for a while…promised and threatened some more…but eventually withdrew again. Russia, Putin and team visibly disappointed and deeply frustrated…especially by American-British subversion again and EU docility in this…again. Which was of course propagandistically exploited to the maximum being a painful Russian defeat. Unfortunately also by too many of my colleagues (for many of them after all ‘he who pays the piper calls the tune’). More critical comments were mostly absent.
The strategy that Putin’s Russia subsequently chose is, in many respects and according to the circumstances that they have to reckon with and that they still hope for and want to achieve, logical and ‘smart’. With all the mistakes, misdeeds and failures that come with it. And how long this proxy war is going to last as a result. With adverse consequences again…such as Finland and Sweden’s foolish NATO membership. And as far as you can speak of ‘smart’ in a nasty deadly proxy war like this. A conflict and proxy war with…just like Afghanistan and especially Iraq…again destructive and disastrous consequences for involved country(s), region and also the world. But I already explained that the real instigators of also this project, larger conflict against Russia…and against the EU(!!)…and this proxy war in Ukraine, the US and the UK and collaborating and gullible other governments and supporters, were and are not really bothered by it.
So, I can explain and set out why this Russian strategy is now logical and ‘smart’. But in doing so, I am playing into the hands of the real instigators and their loyal collaborators and gullible believers here. And although I…see my disclaimer…am not a fanboy of Putin’s Russia or dictatorships in general, I also do not wish to help these egocentric malicious nationalist instigators of this…again…destructive and disastrous war…which has shattered the European dream and is rendering the EU brain death…to succeed in their project and malicious intent. The sooner they…as in Afghanistan and Iraq…lose again the ‘less bad’ for us Europe and the world. So I keep this analysis to myself and will at most share it with those who I trust and who share my critical view and opinion in this matter. And I watch with a mix of sadness, pain, disappointment but also cynical gloating and bewilderment at so much gullibility and stupidity how this tragic conflict develops. It took 20 years with Srebrenica and Afghanistan before my (unfortunately!!) right was proved…I hope that this time it will be much sooner. Better for the (still to come) victims, for the world, better for us Europeans…
Update May 2022: For eight years only?! ya right..🤥🙃🤡
“United States, Canada, Britain…other allies”… Although, as far as I know, Canada was less actively and ideologically involved in the larger US-UK project and policy against Russia..and the EU. Then more so Australia..
“To get the Ukrainians ready for this kind of war…” Yes because the US knew this was going to happen one day. Not because the Russians were intended to do so. Putin’s Russia clearly wanted to prevent it. Although they said they would intervene if their red line in Ukraine would be crossed. And that was exactly what the US and UK and sympathisers did in the direction of 24 April. They provoked it to this point..all peace attempts were torpedoed…deliberately so. And there were reasons to do so now…
The reality and real developments of the past decades are being ‘leaked’ more and more now. Most of it from loose talk and grandstanding from victory voting. Like John Kirby here…who is also known for that. Though most will miss it here in EU and gullibly think it’s all genuine and sincere what US and UK and their supporters do towards Ukraine and against ‘that evil Putin’s Russia’… Just like in Afghanistan 2001-2021 and Iraq 2003>… Incredible…🤷♂️🤦♂️
Update July 2022
And as I expected, the deliberately provoked conflict with Russia..and thus also directed against the EU!!..resulting in a nasty and disastrous proxy war in Ukraine is now deliberately prolonged. The strategic goal is already achieved for the instigators US and UK and their collaborators within NATO and EU. So why prolong it now?
> So that the EU will soon be brain dead and (thus) not ‘their’ NATO; > The conflict also weakens federal Russia further so that later on uprisings might break out there (and…again…to be organised by the US and UK as in the past) due to the dissatisfaction of citizens with bad conditions (which does not seem to be too bad at the moment); > To further strengthen NATO with new members like Sweden and Finland; > Time and thus the chance for more nasty deadly incidents with many civilian victims that can be attributed to the Russians…or false flags organised by themselves…in order to fix this Cold War and anti-Russian mood in the European mindset; > As many arms contracts as possible and those for previously expensive shale gas LNG and oil ‘Made in America’ and crumbs for UK and Australia (coal they didn’t get to sell before to China) and other Arab allies, before a kind of cold peace will be established again in again divided Europe like with the previous Cold War (which never ended in Washington and London and NATO HQs); > A warning to the regime in China that they are prepared to fight a war and long-term deployment and supply in this kind of proxy war or direct war with each other, for example around Taiwan or other strategic location for US-Pax Americana 2.0. > And what I forget…
So no..the goal of US and UK and collaborating sympathisers here in NATO and EU is not for Ukraine to win this proxy war with Russia..is chanceless..except in their propaganda and statements by paid sympathising ‘experts’. The goal is to prolong it so long that not NATO but EU is thus brain death and new Cold War deeply ingrained in our thinking and life here in the EU.
‘The US has deployed 150 Navy SEAL commandos and Britain has deployed 70 Air Services to Lithuania for this operation’ (Source) ‘Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas claimed that a distress signal had been sent from the ship shortly after it was hit.’* ‘Ukrainian sources reported that the attack was supported by a Bayraktar TB2 combat drone, which distracted the Russian ship’s defences.’* ‘On 14 April 2022, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that imagery showed the ship had suffered a sizable explosion and a subsequent “significant fire”. The cause of the explosion was not clear.’* (*Wikipedia)
Why the Lithuanian Defence Minister?! Being so far away from the location..or can someone not contain his enthusiasm because of prior knowledge?!🤔 And still no imagery or drone video of the attack shown?!🤨
Why does all my gut feeling for now tell me that the attack on the Russian Moskva cruiser was not by Neptune missiles but by US-UK-UKR SF’s?!🤔
‘at Moskva located 60 to 65 nautical miles offshore’* ‘middle of the night, in a storm’ (Source Twitter) At night better time for your sensors to spot the launch and hot exhaust/skin of ASM’s. But at night and in a storm difficult to spot SF’s teams approaching.
I don’t say this is what really happened..missiles could have done it too..but see some striking things in the facts, circumstances and the statements and who said so. And US and UK able and in my opinion willing to do so…
Update 18 April: With the first pictures of the stricken Moskva, I do not even exclude the use of a (light) torpedo, given the apparent location of the main impact, the smoke from the chimney and the fact that the cruiser made a lot of water so quickly and sank (despite the presence of water compartments and bulkheads).
Update 21 April: ‘According to information published by the Daily Mail on April 20, 2022, the US Navy reportedly sent a P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to have assisted the Ukrainian strikes on the Russian cruiser Moskva.’
And here people cheer that Ukraine has dealt the Russians another blow (attack cruiser Moskva) and evil Russia and devilish Putin is losing even more and failing in its attack on Ukraine. They do not realise that every setback for Russia increases the chance that they will abandon the negotiation option to reach an inclusive peace solution, which they still preferred and therefore left open until now, and will proceed to a total all-out attack resulting in the conquest of all or most of Ukraine. Because the Russians will not lose in this matter anyway. After all, this is a strategically fundamental red line for Russia (with and without Putin, by the way), especially in view of aggressive attitudes and strategies of the US and buddy UK.
And let this already be calculated and accepted by the real instigators of this larger conflict against Russia (and the EU!!), the US and buddy UK. Who really have given up on Ukraine a long time ago, despite their bombastic rhetoric and their support. Because their main goal already achieved. New (hot) Cold War, divided Europe, weakened divided and controlled brain death ‘competitor’ EU, and Pax Americana 2.0!! But the more negative the image of Russia in this proxy war in Ukraine is, the better for the permanence of this Cold War (never really ended in Washington and London), which they deliberately restarted in the 90s. So this a pyrrhic victory for ‘already lost’ Ukraine and its gullible and foolhardy supporters here…
Will this already long-running conflict with Russia (and EU!!!) arouse all those old Coldwarish elderly people now?!🤔 Impotent for a long time and rarely even fought themselves, but now cocky again in the (social) media in their warmongering and ‘wisdom’, just like before 1989 and during their ‘highlights’ Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq.😖
And all those narcissistic pseudo-alpha males and females…😖 Achieve(d) little in their own policies, lives and actions except with a lot of elbowing, lying, manipulating and projected false images. Hence the obsessive envy towards Putin, Merkel and Macron…?!🤔
Update 25-05-2022 Example. She often shows her rather malicious anti-Russian face these days, which clashes with her own image earlier. Wolf in sheep’s clothing?! Ursula Gertrud Baroness von der Leyen, first female president of..yes..the European Commission. And formerly intended successor of great stateswoman Merkel, but fell through the ice…vindictively afterwards?! I also read on her Wikipedia pages in Dutch and English. That makes me wonder where her real loyalties lie…now. ‘As an economics student at the London School of Economics in the late 1970s, she lived under the name Rose Ladson, the family name of her American great-grandmother from Charleston, South Carolina. ‘In 1992 stopte ze met haar opleiding om specialist te worden, ze ging tot 1996 naar de Verenigde Staten.’ ‘and was regarded as a leading contender to succeed Merkel as chancellor of Germany and as the favourite to become secretary general of NATO.’ ‘Former British Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon noted in 2019 that she had been “a star presence” in the NATO community and “the doyenne of NATO ministers for over five years”‘ ‘Since 2018 an investigative committee organized by Germany’s Federal Audit Office is looking into how contracts worth tens of millions of euros were awarded to external consultancy firms.* The auditing office has found several irregularities in how the contracts were awarded. During the investigation, two of von der Leyen’s phones were confiscated, but data from both phones has been deleted before being returned to the defense ministry.’ [*mainly from USA] ‘On 2 July 2019, von der Leyen was proposed by the European Council as their candidate for the office of President of the European Commission. On 16 July, she won with 383 to 327 votes. Germany abstained from the vote to nominate her. An article in The Guardian says that the reason for Germany’s refusal to vote for her is that von der Leyen is divisive.‘
Latest Update: 09-06-2022 – Adding reaction on EU vision Strategic Compass.
In continuation of my earlier post, I think the reasons why the US and the UK and their sympathisers in NATO and the EU escalated the already long-running (from end ’90s) conflict with Russia (and thus also the EU!!) this time through deliberate provocations to eventually Russia’s heavy-handed intervention in Ukraine to maintain its red line that has been indicated and warned about so often…
Departure of ‘block to their leg’ now Germany’s former chancellor Merkel.
To quash the just presented EU vision ‘Strategic Compass’ to strive for more EU autonomy in security and defence (also in reaction on previous period of US president Trump). Which threatens and would diminish the power and influence of the US over power and economic competitor the EU through its leadership role in NATO.
Biden’s advanced age and thus chance of death..then his mission not accomplished and in jeopardy.
Diverting attention from the then strongly resurgent internal problems, scandals (e.g. Partygate) and disappointing policies or realisation of own core plans and polls for Biden in US and Johnson in UK.
….What I have forgotten or don’t know yet……
Do people here in the EU really think that the US, which sees the EU as a primary power and economic competitor, and Brexit UK…need I say more…and their mostly anti-EU-sceptical sympathisers within NATO and the EU itself…that they now serve and have in mind the (strategic) interests of us the EU in the tragic conflict with Russia and the grim proxy war in Ukraine?!!! Do they really think so here?! Do you really think so?!
The involvement of the United States in NATO’s common defence task is “sacred”, Biden told his Polish counterpart Duda on Saturday.
Typical statement from a nationalist with links to some kind of divine mission and good versus evil. Making a conflict black and white, and creating an its image. We saw it before with the other nationalist projects of US and UK, when under GW Bush and Tony Blair in 2001 Afghanistan and 2003 Iraq were also…
‘”Poland is taking a big responsibility in dealing with the humanitarian crisis resulting from the war,” Biden said, referring to the large number of Ukrainian refugees currently residing in Poland. Nearly 3.8 million people have fled Ukraine in just over a month, of whom over 2.2 million have crossed the border into Poland. Some of them travel on to other countries, but many stay in Poland.’
How unbelievably cynical this😖 when you realise that the other disastrous and destructive nationalist projects of the US and UK in Afghanistan and Iraq (Poland was one of the initial party to the invasion in 2003) also created many millions of refugees…also to the EU…and much worse things than that…
Biden’s speech shows again…I warned you many times!!…that US and UK and their allies in NATO and EU, have always been against an inclusive European (peace) solution!! Russia asked for it all the time and finally, after the umpteenth provocation, put the US in front of the block for that very reason!! And what Merkel and Macron and allies in the EU were open to…well we know how it ended…😔
Biden on Putin: ‘For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power’. White House: Biden not calling for ‘regime change’ in Russia. That is what US…and UK…do want!!😠 For already much longer time!! And breaking up Russia itself further to eliminate it…together with the EU by the way(!!)…as geopolitical competitor of the USA. Even the nationalist and Putin critic Navalny, who is popular here and under attack in Russia, is opposed to this and wants to preserve Russia as a unitary state…so just like Putin!! So pure nationalistic power politics!! Who doesn’t see that yet is stone blind or blindly gullible or collaborate with them!!
And Biden also addressed the Russian people. He said the Russian people are not the enemy of the Americans and they do not deserve what is happening right now and that Putin is dragging them back to the 19th century. Exactly as his predecessors did to the Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, … and previously to the Vietnamese. And we all know what prosperity and bliss this American…and their allies!!…democracy and freedom brought them…😟😖
I wonder how and how intensely US and UK and supporters in brain death EU are going to undermine the re-election of French President Macron. As punishment for his support for Merkel and their inclusive solution to the conflict with Russia and his peace efforts after her departure.🤔
I can’t imagine that the grudging president Biden…still sensitive to what he quickly sees as bullying against himself…has forgiven Macron this and his ‘choosing his chickens’ recently has earned enough new credit. AUKUS already not a good sign. Also fellow nationalist PM Johnson is downright resentful…
The ‘yellow jacket’ protests…which were at the time not always spontaneous in my opinion…may get a more grim sequel…
Crazy…but the longer I think about it🤔…Biden’s Pax Americana 2.0 now our new reality as EUropeans…the less surprised I will be if more and more EU countries leave the soon to be brain dead EU and even become new states of the US or in a new union with it…😔
What Putin thinks about when talking about neo-Nazis and ‘denazification’ in Ukraine now with the military invasion and operations. Including of course a hefty dot of propaganda exaggeration : (link mainly English sites, has more info on it)
The Azov Battalion is a Ukrainian right-wing extremist nationalist militia founded in May 2014, which is part of the Ukrainian National Guard.
Ultra-nationalists and neo-Nazis who are… unfortunately… were given too much space on stages and for that of the genuine protests and demonstrations on Euromaidan. Which, however, was used and abused for many other, less fresh and sincere, agendas.
Who were involved in the coup in 2014 and government formation afterwards. See also Nuland tapes. Nuland who by the way not only in 2014 but also now under Biden plays an important role around Ukraine and Russia conflict…
Of course, not all the time and everywhere so strong and influential. Certainly not in politics and parliament. And enough Ukrainian politicians who distance themselves from it. And propagandistically, of course, firmly reinforced by now rather distrustful Russia and Putin, who see the hand of the US everywhere by now. Often correct, but not always. But still a less pretty picture than even our own media is now painting in response to Russia’s accusations and describing it in remarkably mild terms, suggesting that it is mostly disinformation. Which I find perhaps even more worrying (also for the state of our system, but that is another subject). But not surprising given the again skilfully whipped up mass hysteria and anti-Russia and especially anti-Putin smear campaign now via the helpful and/or gullible (social) media. And it is easy to guess who is closely involved in this…again…😠😔😖