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Now also ‘our’ President…

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Now also ‘our’ President Biden is on his way to the European part of his Pax Americana 2.0…which is taking shape more and more…
Europe divided again like before 1989. The Cold War never really stopped in Washington, London and NATO HQ
Competitor…uuhh…’ally’ EU divided and controlled and soon brain death…
European dream come to an end…😔

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…😔



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What Putin thinks about when talking about neo-Nazis and ‘denazification’ in Ukraine…

(In het Nederlands)

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…
  • The very controversial Stepan Bandera (a.o. for involvement in the mass murders of the Polish and Jewish Ukrainian people), who was reinstated by the ‘Orange Revolution’ (where the Americans were also very active and determined by clever strategy and means!) President Viktor Yushchenko and appointed ‘Hero of Ukraine’. Was immediately undone in 2011, notoriously by disputed Victor Yanukovych, the president who fled and was deposed after the coup in 2014.

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…😠😔😖



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Versailles! How cynical…

“The additional sanctions still have to be approved by the leaders of the 27 member states. They will meet in the French city of Versailles on Thursday and Friday.”

Versailles! How cynical…😖

And the attendees have apparently learned nothing from the painfully acquired lessons of our European past!😔

Are they just gullible or downright malicious then!🤷‍♂️🤦

Or will Macron have a higher purpose in doing so after all?🤔

Together with Merkel, he was one of the few people in the EU who did show knowledge and understanding of these historical lessons and who did want a more inclusive European solution to the conflict with Russia.

Or is that false hope again?🤷‍♂️



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It remains very difficult for me to stay…

It remains very difficult for me to stay calm and reasonable when I see too many fellow EUropeans collaborating with…
…out of witless naivety or gullible loyalty (the ‘believers’), lack of expertise but too many also out of apparent egocentric self-interest or self-conscious malice…
countries with which we in this…
…since the ‘official’ end of the Cold War and strengthened after the disastrous and destructive invasions of Afghanistan and especially Iraq…
changing world…
…with fierce geopolitical-economic as well as climatic storms to endure and overcome…
need a more equal friendship or a… unfortunately…
…I as a polemologist am never in favour of it but sometimes it is unfortunately necessary (for a period)…
a hopefully cold enmity…

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Ahhhaaa!!😲…so that’s why…

Ahhhaaa!!😲…so that’s why Biden’s US, UK, NATO and supporters here put such a rush on it just before and after the departure of “block to their leg” Merkel!!!🤨
…🎉🏛🇺🇸🤵🏻🤵🏼🤵🏽!!>>2024<<!!👩🏻‍💼🤵🏼👩🏽‍💼🇺🇸🎪🎊…

Although both Democrats and Republicans have the same negative view of the EU…. so bluntly communicated in 2020…. and thus about Russia and all the way to Putin’s Russia-EU vision from 2010 (was and think is still relevant)… they apparently wanted be to stay ahead this time of the really possible chance of another 4 years of Trump😱 from 2024/25 and all its consequences!!!!😰

I was just looking at the political situation in the USA and between the two parties via Wikipedia presidential election 2020 page and came upon that of the next presidential election in 2024…..and then the penny dropped!!!!😮 Another piece of the puzzle in place!! The collective haste and vicious fanaticism and so playing with fire…as they have calculated and costs accepted, the tragic and horrific consequences we saw in Afghanistan and especially Iraq, and now daily in Ukraine… I found so striking🤨 , but I could not quite place it. Surely that was not just because Merkel had left office??🤔

Now I can!!😐 Do you see it too already?! What happened during 4 years of presidentTrump in office?! With the position of NATO?? Towards Russia and Putin… certainly during the elections and in the early days… according to the (internal)critics and many conspiracy thinkers??

But in this context especially… with and within the EU🇪🇺?? You know, the beloved ally uuhh important geopolitical and geo-economic competitor of god’s given world leader USA🇺🇸(!!)… and EU’s foreign and especially security- and defence policy?!! Something about “Autonomy“🤔 And that is exactly what cold warriors and “own people and country (is) first” nationalists like President Biden and many politicians and top military officers, their colleagues in buddy Brexit and ‘Global Britain🇬🇧’ UK, the “brain death” NATO… and all their anti-EU-sceptic supporters and “believers” here in the EU itself… got a direct rashes of that then!!!😵🤢 But ppffff😅 this great threat to their nationalistic visions and existence now seems to have been resolved… and even… downright baffling!!!!😳😧… with the help of the very same EU itself…😖

But at what price for Europe and the EU.. so for us?!😟… for our peace, security and freedom… but also our prosperity and well-being!! The prospects, according to my future analysis, are not good… not favourable at all!!… poor us…😟😞



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So I’m not the only one who saw it for some time…

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So I am not the only one who has seen it and pointed it out and warned about it for some time, including especially for and in the direction of the EU. Also astute, very well informed and skilled British and German journalists like then Guardian Ian Traynor (RIP) and then Die Zeit Mária Huber, already saw the large and decisive American influence and steering campaigns in 2004 at the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and later Euromaidan (with ao “Fuck the EU” Nuland, again participating these days). and violent developments there in 2014. Which drastically worsened the simmering conflict with Russia with the Russian seizure and annexation of Crimea and the (failed) similar operation in Eastern Ukraine.

And the extensive but often indirectly financed American influence strategy used for this. Especially via international aid departments and institutes, think tanks and local (especially student) organisations that were/are used for this. Huber, now a professor and expert on the subject, later explained this in more detail. Under the pretence of wanting to bring democracy and freedom in particular, but in fact to further contain and weaken Russia and thus to expand the American sphere of influence in Europe (also as part of the Bush doctrine at the time!!). And what concerns me as an advocate for a stronger and autonomous EU especially here … also “the aim of the USA is to expand NATO and weaken the EU in this way.”.

Also with the Orange Revolution, by the way, the striking role of the Ukrainian intelligence and security services already. Probably again, as I already suspected, decisive during the coup and regime change in 2014.



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China is looking on and calmly waiting…

Latest update: 13-04-2022

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China has no reason to do anything now. Russia is not asking for, nor does it need, help yet. Nor is there any question of an alliance in this. It also strengthens China’s own negotiating position against Russia if it soon has to look for other customers for its gas and oil that it cannot sell in other parts of Europe.

Xi and regime now watch calmly. The China-fearing Putin’s EU-Russia vision… which Merkel supported, but the ‘block on Biden’s leg’ wasn’t half away or this Pax Europaea vision was torpedoed by the US, UK, NATO and their anti-EU sceptical supporters here in the EU. Gullible loyal EU now again obediently divided and controlled within Biden’s Pax Americana 2.0… and will further weaken and disintegrate. Will not stopped by the US, rather encourage it, just like with Brexit.

Also because of that Russian fear for neighbour China so no alliance and many Russian troops in Siberia. And thus Putin’s vision in 2010 (but repeated many times before) and visibly bitter frustration now that it has been torpedoed by the US, UK, NATO, supporters and thus supported by the loyal naive EU. Russia now even more firmly in China’s sphere of influence and thus a Siberian conflict on the horizon. Because the Chinese regime is looking for ‘lebensraum’. And if the American containment and anti-China strategy resembles that against Russia, this search will only become more intense and important…and the vast north beckons then more than ever…

While the geopolitical-economic strategic interests of Russia and the EU in this turbulent and stormy world were so clearly converging, and therefore many interests are/were shared and there was a reason to start cooperating. Also considering the effects of the growing superpower China and her revanchist regime. Not all good effects. Putin pointed out those benefits together in his vision and elsewhere, so did his ministers and more objective experts like me in this field… As also warning for China…

The French president Macron saw it too, I think, and made an attempt at an inclusive pan-European solution. But without Merkel, he was already in a weak position and decided to run for his money…because of the upcoming presidential elections, which he would like to win again and where American and British revanchism is not really helping…when Merkel’s successor Chancellor Scholz succumbed to pressure from the US and NATO and coalition member!!! Then the EU took the wrong turn!!! End thus of the EU-European dream!!! EU and Europe now ‘almost’ checkmate!!!

And Chinese regime looks on smiling and satisfied… their golden age is dawning…


I still have a tiny bit of hope for an undivided Europe by 2045! Despite many setbacks, I am an optimist and combative. But it looks very bad now and may come later…or not at all. For me, that means a failed mission for now… Unfortunately!! Many have apparently already forgotten the painfully acquired lessons from our European history or (consciously) misuse them and even more have not yet learned the more recent lessons. And those who do not want to hear, unfortunately, have to feel. There is no other way… that’s how life was then… and so is life now and tomorrow…


Unfortunately, much needed in these times… Disclaimer EN



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Seeing the attacking arrows on the map…

Seeing the attacking arrows on the map of dictator Lukashenko, I am starting to get some clarity on the Russian intended “end picture” should a solution through negotiations… also with the EU regarding an inclusive European solution and vision… was and is still Putin’s vision and the answer he was/is asking for!!… fail to materialise…

Because the US, UK, NATO and their supporters here have been categorically against an undivided Europe since the late 1990s and thus against Putin’s Russia-EU vision (except Merkel at the time… and possibly Macron… as was Sarkozy earlier) this will be also an acceptable end picture for them. After quickly admitting western remnant of Ukraine to NATO (that still its name?)… and build a new iron curtain… they can continue to stir unrest in Russia influenced part Ukraine (still its name too?), in Belarus and in Russia. What a sad, so preventable reality that will become..and for the EU taking the wrong turn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Ukraine

So probable objective new border old and new Ukraine’s (or other names?) when negotiations.. which are for Russia about much more than Ukraine itself.. so also with EU and US (&UK&NATO) will come to nothing in the coming weeks.

What a sad new reality…



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It looks like I will have to confess that my mission has failed..

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In these days of…again…”Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” the so needed Disclaimer


Firstly, for consideration…”So You really think that if…

“NEVER AGAIN!!” I swore over 40 years ago in 1980 as a boy of 12 between the far too many headstones at the huge American military cemetery in Normandy. During our holiday in France, when I insisted on visiting the D-Day landing sites and this cemetery, my mother and father told me. Intensely crying and sobbing. It became the mission of my life, my training, my task..still..almost every day, almost every hour…far too often…far too long…but I found it necessary and did my best.

This painting hangs above my bed and reminds me every day of my mission and pledge every day. Even in the regular moments when I wanted to drop out, badly frustrated by what was happening…wanted to quit altogether…so much people made in my opinion the same mistakes again…went along with wrong projects and wars again…but still continued on.

But if I return there one day, more then 40 years later, it looks like I will have to confess that my mission has failed. Europe is once again divided, in a hard Cold War with now bloody proxy war in Ukraine. New iron curtains are strengthened and expanded. Enemy thinking, hatred and demonisation are spread through the now modern much more extensive and powerful propaganda and disinformation channels and thus reinforced. Mass forming and hysteria follows, new form of Mccarthyism is back. Because our current leaders…American and British leaders in front… harshly and egocentrically rejected an inclusive undivided Europe

So right after the flattening of the terrible and stressful years of our collective global corona pandemic and crisis they took their change…apparently nothing learned from that yet either.

I never thought then that…after more than 40 years of fighting for “NEVER AGAIN”, for peace and security and the European dream as I learned it and feel it deeply in my system…our current leaders, including those of all those then fallen and still mostly young Americans, would so betray their sacrifice.

What a sad day it will be…


Update 21 May 2022
‘It looks like I will have to confess that my mission has failed…’
NO IT IS NOT!!!⚔️😠
As this is not my EU and Europe!!😠
This bad nationalists and their collaborators are..again..not gonna win!!
So towards an undivided EUrope🇪🇺 in 2045!!💪
#WeAreEurope
#WeAreEUrope
#StrongerTogether



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So You really think that if…

(In het Nederlands)

In these days of…again…”Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” the so needed Disclaimer


So You really think that if tens of thousands of dead and wounded were considered acceptable (“We are so sorry for you loss”) in their projects in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 and 2003 onwards from their nationalist self-centred doctrines…

Project 2 uuhh 1 – After the very painful 9/11 surprise. The Bush administration, which had just taken office, was already busy with Iraq and neglected the clear warnings. While many experts suggested bombing, it became Project 1 of the Bush Doctrine..forced regime change and occupation to bring democracy American Style. Would have welcomed the Afghans just like the Germans and Japanese with open arms.

The Taliban were primitive barbarians, still living in the stone age and as diabolical as their Al Qaeda cronies and their leader Osama Bin Laden! 20 years of American and Western military power, including NATO, just like during the Russian occupation earlier, could not break the Afghan resistance. Also because many more Afghans supported them than was claimed..and really not all of them were forced..but because they did not want democracy and progressive frivolous freedoms (yet). At least not forced upon them by.. (mostly Christian).. foreigners.. again. The Taliban is back in power after a debacle of a retreat..and there are now talks and negotiations with “those barbarians”…

Project 1 uuhh 2 – After the apparently easy and successful start at project 2..uuhh 1.. in Afghanistan.. that would be all right!!..the critics were all wrong!!.. did the Bush administration go after all quickly back to work planning for their original main project of their Bushdoctrine.. forced regime change and occupation of Iraq. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, anti-EU-skeptical(!!), who has become enthusiastic about Afghanistan and (nationalistically) realised the greatness of also his country Great Britain besides his important, god-given, role in the fight of Christian good against evil…Islam uuhh Terror!!… was happy to participate now.

Because that devilish psychopath Saddam Hussein, from ally, to (misled) conqueror in 1990/1991 evil occupation of ally Kuwait!! That had already been severely punished then.. but not finished by father Bush (the dumbass!! because after that almost killed by order of Hussein.. they said). That cruelty troublemaker, defying Americans and their power and allies in the Gulf now really needed to be eliminated. And the Iraqi people, like Germany and Japan in WW2, would be gratefully liberated and propelled in the development of peoples, like the Afghans, under inspiring American-British leadership. Possibly next projects the equally evil regimes in Syria and Iran. Democracy in the region, peace…and ally Israel happy. Could he give the Palestinians something with freedom and rights…or not…also well…Jordan, after all, already the Palestinian state. President Bush, now somewhat less inexperienced, decided after the eventual dramatic development in Iraq and disappointing in Afghanistan to abandon these new projects. His government and policy were therefore changed in the second period.

However, the criticism and protests against this new-old project 1 uuhh 2 were unprecedentedly fierce, large, widely shared… even large groups of former soldiers and politicians wrote protest letters. People warned that a Pandora’s box was about to be opened in the region. But they did not listen in Washington and London and friendly capitals. After all, there was now fait accompli evidence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and, according to Blair, he would be able to fire many missiles at Europe at any moment and in a short time! That this was all self-fabricated evidence and lies many already understood but heard most only later during the investigations after this debacle.

So the green light was given. Supported by many Western and European governments (including actively by the Polish…and politically supported by the Dutch). The once again enormous military build-up in the still friendly Gulf states. Which presence of so many American/western/Christian military in the core country of Islam Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War in 1991 radicalised Osama Bin Laden and made him found Al Qaeda..you know of 9/11 attack and reason for project 2 uuhh 1. Thousands of Iraqi soldiers were literally buried in their trenches or roasted in their tanks.

The Iraqi people, however, did not take to the streets en masse. That was already a worrying omen and had been warned about beforehand. The weapons of mass destruction were not found..despite everything being double-edged. Saddam Hussein, however, was eventually found like a weasel in a hole, his sons having already been killed in battle. Going down fighting is not his thing as a great Arab ruler, but he did go down screaming and cursing on the gallows. Would Bush and Blair have done the same or pissed their trousers? What seemed to be a success soon became a great tragic drama. Pandora’s box had indeed been opened in Iraq and in the region, even in nearby continents and in the world…with consequences also in European streets, cafes and theatres.

So you really think that if tens of thousands of dead and wounded were considered acceptable (“We are so sorry for you loss”) in their projects in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 and 2003 onwards from their nationalist self-centred doctrines…it became hundreds of thousands dead and wounded…

…and millions of displaced people and refugees…also towards the EU, civil wars in Syria and Libya, failed states, the bloody collapse of the Arab democratic spring in Egypt, the rise of IS, genocide Yazidis and many bloody terror attacks in the world…also the EU, even more big-brother-like measures to prevent them, eliminating the IS in bloody battle, flaring up nuclear weapons problems in Iran and North Korea (who felt even more threatened by the forced regime changes and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq), economic misery, even more loss of credibility in our democratic system and therefore also growth of religious radicalism elsewhere and extremism and conspiracy thinking here, more assertive steps by countries such as China, Turkey and Russia, and so on… and then I probably forgot a lot of things still…

So you really think that if tens of thousands of dead and wounded were considered acceptable (“We are so sorry for you loss”) in their projects in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 and 2003 onwards from their nationalist self-centred doctrines…it became hundreds of thousands dead and wounded and millions of displaced people and refugees…that those few thousand dead and wounded Ukrainians and Russians and tens of thousands…already millions of…displaced and fleeing Ukrainians, the still nationalistic American and British governments Biden and Johnson and their supporters in NATO and here in Europe would stop this time and really care so much?! Now within this still ongoing primary US-UK project (that already started late 1990’s and was accelerated by US Bush and UK Blair administrations from 2001’s) of their still egocentric nationalistic doctrines and projects (like recently AUKUS).

Those who did keep a more broader objective view then and now understood what happened…and what the main cause was then and still is now…learned the lessons from Europe’s own war-rich history and also from these recent projects, would never follow our EU leaders decision so supportive and gullibly into another (proxy)war as has happened now…again…