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“The war has been provoked to destroy the Russian World, to draw Europe into it, and to surround Russia with hostile countries. Unleashing this world war, America is trying to deal with its own internal problems.”

– Sergei Glazyev, Advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin

The fabrications of NATO’s top commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, have driven a wedge between Germany and the United States that could lead to a collapse of the Atlantic Alliance. According to the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, Breedlove has repeatedly sabotaged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine by spreading “dangerous propaganda” that is misleading the public about Russian “troop advances on the border, (and) the amassing of munitions and alleged columns of Russian tanks.” But while the unusually critical article singles out Breedlove for his hyperbolic exaggerations of so-called Russian aggression, the real purpose of the Spiegel piece is to warn Washington that EU leaders will not support a policy of military confrontation with Moscow.

Before we explain what’s going on, we need to look at an excerpt from the article. According to Spiegel:

“…for months now, many in the Chancellery simply shake their heads each time NATO, under Breedlove’s leadership, goes public with striking announcements about Russian troop or tank movements … it is the tone of Breedlove’s announcements that makes Berlin uneasy. False claims and exaggerated accounts, warned a top German official during a recent meeting on Ukraine, have put NATO — and by extension, the entire West — in danger of losing its credibility.

There are plenty of examples….At the beginning of the crisis, General Breedlove announced that the Russians had assembled 40,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and warned that an invasion could take place at any moment. The situation, he said, was “incredibly concerning.” But intelligence officials from NATO member states had already excluded the possibility of a Russian invasion. They believed that neither the composition nor the equipment of the troops was consistent with an imminent invasion.

专家在几乎所有方面都与Breedlove的观点相矛盾。 他们相信边界上没有40,000名士兵,而是少于30,000,甚至少于20,000。 此外,大多数军事装备并未被带到边境进行可能的入侵,但在冲突开始之前已经被带到边境。 此外,没有证据表明为后勤准备了后勤准备,例如总部外。
Breedlove, though, repeatedly made inexact, contradictory or even flat-out inaccurate statements.”…

12月XNUMX日,布雷德洛夫(Breedlove)在访问保加利亚索非亚时说:“我们已经看到俄罗斯装备的纵队进入乌克兰,主要是俄罗斯的坦克,俄罗斯的火炮,俄罗斯的防空系统和俄罗斯的战斗部队。 他指出,“欧安组织正在报告同一件事。” 但是欧安组织只在乌克兰东部观察到了军事车队。 欧安组织观察员对从俄罗斯进军的部队一无所知。

Breedlove sees no reason to revise his approach. “I stand by all the public statements I have made during the Ukraine crisis,” he wrote to SPIEGEL in response to a request for a statement accompanied by a list of his controversial claims.”
(布雷德洛夫的好战性:柏林对积极的北约姿态对乌克兰感到震惊, Der Spiegel)

While it’s easy to get swept up in the Spiegel’s narrative of a rabid militarist dragging Europe closer to World War 3, the storyline is intentionally misleading. As anyone who’s been following the Ukraine fiasco for the last year knows, there’s nothing particularly unusual about Breedlove’s distortions. Secretary of State John Kerry has made similar claims numerous times as have many others in the major media. The lies about “Russian aggression” are the rule, not the exception. So why has the Spiegel decided to selectively target Breedlove who is no more deceitful than anyone else? What’s really going on here?

Clearly, the Spiegel is doing Merkel’s work, that is, undermining the credibility of Washington’s chief commander in Europe in order to discourage further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. But while Merkel wants to humiliate Breedlove to show that Germany will not sit on its hands while Washington plunges the region into the abyss; she has also shown considerable restraint in limiting her attack to the General while sparing Kerry and Obama any embarrassment. This is quite an accomplishment given that –as we said earlier–virtually everyone in the political establishment and the media have been lying nonstop about every aspect of the conflict. Merkel doesn’t want to discredit these others just yet, although the Spiegel piece infers that she has the power to do so if the “bad behavior” persists.

The Spiegel article is part of a one-two punch designed to force Washington to change its confrontational approach. The second jab appeared late Sunday afternoon when EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced that Europe needed to field its own army. Here’s the story from Reuters:

“The European Union needs its own army to face up to Russia and other threats as well as restore the bloc’s foreign policy standing around the world, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper on Sunday…

“With its own army, Europe could react more credibly to the threat to peace in a member state or in a neighboring state.

“One wouldn’t have a European army to deploy it immediately. But a common European army would convey a clear message to Russia that we are serious about defending our European values.” (Juncker calls for EU army, says would deter Russia,路透社)

Can you see what’s going on? On the one hand, the Spiegel delivers a hammer-blow to the credibility of NATO’s top officer and on the other, the President of the EU Commission blindsides US powerbrokers by announcing a plan to create an independent EU fighting force that will render NATO redundant. These are big developments that have undoubtedly left the Obama troupe reeling. This is a full-blown assault on NATO’s role as the primary guarantor of EU regional security. Maybe the European people are gullible enough to accept Junker’s absurd claim that an EU army will “send an important message to the world”, but you can be damn sure that no one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue believes that nonsense. The move is clearly designed to send a message to Washington that Europe is fed up with NATO and wants a change. That means it’s “shape up or ship out time” for Breedlove and his ilk.

Ironically, these developments align Merkel with Putin’s view of things as stated in his famous Munich speech in 2007 when he said:

“I am convinced that we have reached that decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security. And we must proceed by searching for a reasonable balance between the interests of all participants in the international dialogue … The United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way … And of course this is extremely dangerous. It results in the fact that no one feels safe. I want to emphasize this — no one feels safe.” (Russian President Vladimir Putin, 43rd Munich Security Conference, 2007)

How can the US possibly cast itself as “steward of the global security system”, when its interventions have left a trail of decimated failed states from the southernmost border of Somalia to the northern tip of Ukraine, a chaotic swathe of smoldering ruin and agonizing human suffering that rivals the depredations of the Third Reich.

Europe’s security requirements cannot be met by a belligerent, warmongering US-controlled entity that acts solely in Washington’s interests. At present, NATO gets 75% of its funding from the US, which is why the alliance is less interested in peacemaking and security than it is in internationalizing its imperial war of aggression across the planet. Prior to the crisis in Ukraine, European leaders didn’t see the danger of this idiotic arrangement (even though interventions in Serbia, Libya and Afghanistan should have brought them to their senses) But now that NATO’s recklessness could vaporize Europe in a nuclear firestorm, leaders like Merkel and Hollande are starting to change their tune. Keep in mind, the ideal scenario for the US would be a limited war that levels large parts of the European and Asian continents, thus restoring the US to its post WW2 heyday when the “rubblized” world was Washington’s oyster. That would be just fine for genocidal maniacs and armchair warriors who rule the globe from the safety of their well-stocked DC bunkers. But for Europe, this is definitely not a winning strategy. Europe doesn’t want a war, and it certainly doesn’t want to be used as cannon fodder for the greater glory of the dystopian NWO.

Putin advisor, Sergei Glazyev, figured out what Washington was up to long before Kiev launched its wretched “anti terrorism” campaign against federalist rebels in the East. Here’s how he summed it up:

“The main task the American puppet masters have set for the (Kiev) junta is to draw Russia into a full-scale war with Ukraine. It is for this purpose that all of these heinous crimes are committed – to force Russia to send troops to Ukraine to protect the civilian population…

The bankruptcy of the US financial system, which is unable to service its foreign debt, the lack of investments to finance a breakthrough to a new technological order and to maintain America’s competitiveness, and the potential defeat in the geopolitical competition with China. To resolve these problems, Americans need a new world war.” (Sergei Glazyev)

Bingo. The steadily-declining empire, whose share of global GDP continues to shrivel with every passing year, has wanted a war from the get go. That’s the only way that the US can reverse its precipitous economic slide and preserve its lofty spot as the world’s only superpower. Fortunately, EU leaders are beginning to pull their heads out of the sand long enough to grasp what’s going on and change their behavior accordingly.

It’s worth noting, that no one in the Merkel administration or anyone else for that matter, has publicly challenged the allegations in the Spiegel article. Why is that, do you think?

Doesn’t their silence suggest that they knew all along that all the anti-Putin propaganda hullabaloo was pure bunkum; that “evil” Putin didn’t send tanks and soldiers across the border into Ukraine, that Putin didn’t shoot down Malaysian Airline 17, that Putin didn’t have a political opponent gunned down gangland style just a few hundred yards from the Kremlin? Isn’t that what their silence really says?

Of course, it does. The reason no one in power has spoken out is because –as the Spiegel cynically admits–“A mixture of political argumentation and military propaganda is necessary.”

“Propaganda is necessary”?

Whoa. Now there’s an admission you’re not going to see in the media too often. But it’s the truth, isn’t it? The Euro-leaders have been going along with the lies to keep the public in line. In other words, it’s a healthy dose of perception management for the sheeple, but the unvarnished truth for our revered overlords. Sounds about right. Only now these ame elites have decided to share the facts with the lumpen masses. But, why? Why this sudden willingness to share the truth?

It’s because they no longer support Washington’s policy, that’s why. No one in Europe wants the US to arm and train the Ukrainian army. No one wants them to deploy 600 paratroopers to Kiev and increase US logistical support. No one wants further escalation, because no one wants a war with Russia. It’s that simple.

For the first time, EU leaders, particularly Merkel, understand that the United States’ strategic objectives (the pivot to Asia) do not align with those of the EU, in fact, Washington’s geopolitical ambitions pose a serious threat to Europe’s security. Regrettably, it’s not enough for Merkel to simply understand what is going on. She needs to huddle with her EU colleagues and take positive steps to derail Washington’s plan now, otherwise the US will continue its incitements and false flags until Putin is forced to respond. Once that happens, a broader and, perhaps, catastrophic conflagration will be unavoidable.

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  1. An EU army is a joke even as a concept. Nobody on that Continent is going to fight and die for “Europe.” This, actually, is why the US has to fund 75% of NATO.

    And NATO is going exactly nowhere, as that would mean Europe’s generous welfare states would have to fund their own military defense.

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  2. J Yan 说:

    Unless there are changes in EU leadership, an EU army would usher in a Fourth Reich, complete with Hollande’s Vichy component. The army’s first mission would be to shake down Greek taxpayers enough to eliminate the risk that the IMF swindlers won’t be repaid.

    Mind you, this would still be an improvement over the current continent of supine US puppet governments.

  3. This article missed Merkel by a mile. Her Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) aligned Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been/still is, up to its’ elbows in Ukraine with the regime change and provocations of Russia, not to mention Germany’s BND (German CIA) has sticky fingers in the mess, inclusive of lying to parliament about responsibility for the downing of MH 17. You won’t see Speigel touch this truth, it’s a pure propaganda rag.

    The real problem Merkel has is keeping her domestic audience mollified enough her sleight of hand machinations are not put at risk of exposure and the loudmouths at NATO and in DC are undermining her ability to keep Germany’s dirty work under the radar. It’s a matter of difference of style rather than substance. You didn’t do your homework Mike Whitney.

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/08/17/ukraine-for-dummies/

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  4. Kiza 说:

    Mike Whitney is too optimistic. On the first sign of discord in the US overseas dominion of EU, he draws conclusion of division. Even if there were no pro-US Germans in the establishment, which there are many, the US, for example, fully controls the German secret service BND. Essentially, most members of the political establishment in the EU countries and the EU admin body itself are US puppets, for the lack of a better word.

    One of the key reasons the EU figureheads are so embedded with the US is that NSA probably has all kinds of dirt on them. Plus, it is not stingy either: if the US can print godzillions of dollars for its banksters, then some pittance can end up in the EU politicians’ pockets. In the last 30 years, I know of no political candidate in Europe who could get elected with US against. Most US people simply do not appreciate the grip the US has on its European dominion.

    But, the problem for the EU is that the US wants a war with Russia to the last Euro cent of the European wealth and to the last drop of Ukrainian blood, all for the benefit of the US and the US\$. The US puppets in EU, Merkel being one of them, are finding it a most difficult balancing act to satisfy both their US master and their own electorate. Thus, the EU figureheads will keep oscillating between peace and war in Ukraine, month to month. What you can bet on is that the US will not lay off Ukraine, it is too good an opportunity to pass.

  5. Sure Thing 说:

    Agree with much of this.

    But because Germany is essentially US-occupied, the opportunity fo r independent political initiatives is apparently limited.

    There is nevertheless a major shift in perspective: Europeans are hostile to Nato. Its function is to fabricate reasons for military expenditure – or juicy contracts for the MIC. Only eight years ago it was on the verge of being wound down: it is a drag on Europe.

    Now it is a danger, particularly as it is staffers by MI C plants and operates through mercenaries, hired by corporate entities like Monsanto. It is a return to
    medieval politics, available for hire to consortiums of vested interests. Far from protecting nation,states from external aggressors, it is cancer eroding the sovereign will of majors from within. It’s main political weapon is R2P.

    Right to Plunder just about sums foreign ‘policy’ in Washington.

    Note: Putin issued a warrant for Soros’ arrest as a financial terrorist some years ago. Kolomoisky

    is also wanted for a broad range of corruption charges. They are main player

  6. Sure Thing 说:

    Apologies for typos – my screen is jumping all over the place !

    That should read ‘nations’, not ‘majors’.

    Addendum: don’t under-estimate personal grudges: Hilaitzy’s private emails contain some very interesting stuff I am sure. And I bet Pyatt and Nuland are in there too. Soros is definitely a policy-shaper here.

    Only now this frankly evil cabal has bitten off way more than they can chew: the Bear has nukes and the Dragon can incinerate satellites: so nowhere to hide..

  7. @The Anti-Gnostic

    ” Nobody on that Continent is going to fight and die for “Europe.” ”

    Well, there’s that little thing called “mercenaries”…

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