by Ruslan Ostashko
Translated by Scott and captioned by Leo.
The annual Security Conference, traditionally hosted by Germany in Munich, this time was not attended by neither the leader of Russia nor by the head of the United States. The latter was replaced by Vice President Mike Pence, who tried to convince the audience that America is strong. This came out not very convincing.
It has been 12 years since Vladimir Putin delivered his famous “Munich speech.” It was dubbed the starting point for a new “Cold War” between Russia and the West. A year and a half later an “Olympic war” commenced and ended with bringing Georgia to its senses despite it being pumped up by the “most advanced” American weapons. And going on further, everything following was deepening of the conflict.
Now, after 12 years, we can sum up some results. The first and the main result: a “unipolar world” has been destroyed. Flown in from Washington, the Vice President of the United States, of course, puffed up his cheeks. But his demands weren’t concerning Russia, but the European vassals of America, who reacted to Pence’s demands without usual enthusiasm. Here’s what was written on this by my friend and colleague Ivan Danilov.
“By and large, on the Munich stage, the world was shown a completely different America, its new image only seen so far by very few people: it’s an image of a Hegemon affronted by the entire world, which is experiencing mental suffering from the fact that its desires are no longer fulfilled like before. Pence presented Germany in particular and the European Union as a whole a fairly large list of grievances that cause irritation in Washington. Vice President of the US criticized the Nord Stream 2 and virtually accused Germany that support for this project, Berlin contributes to the increasing dependency of the EU on Russia.’We cannot protect the West if our allies depend on the East,’ he said. The European Union was required to immediately abandon attempts to circumvent American sanctions against Iran and possibly join them.”
The fact that Pence did not want to talk about cooperation, and demanded submission, has been noticed even by the American media. The New York Times wrote that the Vice President of the United States “focused on the list of requirements for American allies.”
How exactly these same allies took Pence’s demands is clearly demonstrated in the title of the German magazine Spiegel: Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz Trumps Bauchrednerpuppe. l
“America is not the leader, it is losing ground,” the newspaper writes in response to Pence’s words that ‘the US has become the leader of the free world.’ If we translate from politically correct into Russian, the German journalists actually declared that the “king of democracy” is naked.
The Russian delegation, that had enough of the slogan “America is the strongest,” was adding fuel to the fire. This is what Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said:
“The West, with its self-conceit, self-aggrandizement, and its belief in the infallibility of its own approaches to civilization, world development, values, should stop and think for a moment: if you value your world order so much, can you increase the risks of your existence for the sake of the pursuit of ephemeral establishment of a universal, God forbid, New Order for the rest of the world?”
It sounds sarcastic and in its form and in its content. Actually, our delegation headed by Sergey Lavrov, focused on shaking the “Euro-Atlantic unity” in Munich. For example, the Russian Foreign Minister sarcastically pointed to the duality of the behavior of representatives of the EU. They were publicly stigmatizing Moscow, but in private whined about the fact that they needed the normalization of relations with Russia.
“Apparently, while this has not happened, they somehow have to be guided by their mutual responsibility and follow the course, which is fixed in the European Union under the pressure of an aggressive Russophobic minority. But we patiently explain our readiness to resume relations on an equal basis to the extent and with such speed in which it will be convenient to our partners.”
That is, the second result of the “Cold War 2.0” can be formulated as follows: “the US sustainable sovereignty over the EU is no more.” Sergey Lavrov used constructive terms to describe the situation:
“The common European house needs major repairs. The tasks are really large-scale. They can only be effectively addressed together, on a universal basis.”
The participants of the conference who listened to these words burst into thunderous applause. They only applauded more to Angela Merkel, while Mike Pence did not receive any applause at all.
I thank you for your attention, and I’m ready to answer your questions.
Finally, about the third result of the Cold War 2.0. It’s the fact that the plan to strangle Russia with the notorious “isolation” failed. Moreover, as admitted by the same Lavrov before leaving for Moscow, Russian diplomats would not mind a bit of “isolation.”
“We would even like to see some isolation, because the negotiations went back-to-back for more than two dozen meetings. Our entire delegation worked without a break.”
What is 12 years on the historical scale? Nothing. To destroy in such a short period of time all that the United States has built up over the decades since the creation of NATO and to the peak of its power at the beginning of the XXI century – is something remarkable. It will take another 12 years to compare the “overhaul” of the world order with the situation today. Do you have any predictions about what our country will achieve by February 2031?
Thanks for helping defeat the Germans twice. That was super nice guys! Get used to being blamed. Anything that the western establishment disagrees with, or wants to remain secret is officially a Russian conspiracy theory! Any event, particualrly national security failure, or hacking, is officially Russia’s fault. Any time the western establishment is caught with its pants down, not only did Putin shoot the photo, but the KGB drugged the western official and sent in a Russian model, hired by tHe KGB, of course!
Soon it looks like the 3rd time we will have defeated the Nazis
Unfortunately, many are now in America too. Hitler won. It was a delayed reaction. Obviously, the Israelis are full blown Nazis too.
U.S. Median income is now in the lowest quintile among developed nations. Shit-hole nation!
Actually, many are in in America, as a result of operation paper clip, and Israel is full blown Nazi. American median income is now in the lowest quintile among developed nations. America is a shit-hole nation now!
America is paying the price of empire building, as proven by ancient Rome. The more you expand, the more money you spend. On top of that you make a heap of enemies. Like any imperial power, the US has trouble accepting reality, still living in the past. When Mike Pence went to Munich, he started his speech at the Conference by delivering Donal Trump’s greetings. After that he waited for five seconds, expecting applause. There was none, only deathly silence. This deathly silence said plenty, and I am sure that both Pence, Trump and Washington got the message. Latest news is that Siemens, the German giant, is going to provide machinery for the construction of another Russian gas project in the Arctic. Mike Pence wasted his time trying to convince Germany to abandon the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline. Germany is in Europe, as is Russia, while the US is on the other side of the Atlantic. That’s reality.
Exactly. Empires are inefficient, bloated bureaucracies that are exorbitantly expensive to maintain in both loss of blood and money. These jack asses can’t even run this country, or even a county or village in this country in an honest and efficient manner, the next stupid step is attempting to expand their power. Perhaps they should attempt to master their own desires, all driven by the seven deadly sins. If they could do that, America could be great again!
Every land and system has a turn at bring a scumbag, This is Americas turn at it.
Time is short now.
The freak pence is the quintiscential (spell?) poster boi of the sort of catholic alter boy who was molested by his priest and really, really liked it.
It’s from Latin “quintus” (fifth) and essence. In medieval times it was believed that the elements of everything were earth, air, fire and water. Everything here blow, that is.
But as the heavenly bodies (Sun, Moon, stars, planets, comets, etc.) were obviously far purer, they must be made of a “fifth element” – quintessence.
Hence “quintessential” came to mean “most perfect or typical”.
I don’t know Wayne Jett very well, but at least when I pause the Ruslan video of the four next choices that pop up in my screen within this Saker Page is this one that appears also with Sarah Westall originally (not shared with SGT Report):
which I watched a day or two ago….the premise is that Deep State Traitors know they are guilty of capital crimes ……..TREASON and would ….any day now……kill billions through provocation of nuclear war between the major powers….to escape their own hanging…..and that they are now THAT desperate……
In Part 2 Jett agrees with Ruslan about Russia being significantly ahead in military tech…but it is clear the desperadoes do not care about the USA ….or anyone else but themselves, for that matter…..losing at this point…ANY thing to overturn the chessboard and save their own skins…and he makes very, very interesting comments about Venezuela, Iran and so forth:
TREASON, Deep State Coup, Very Serious – Lives on the Line w/ Wayne Jett (2of2)
Pence and Pompeo and the other Pentecostal psychopaths want thermo-nuclear war, in order to cause the End Times where they get Raptured, and the rest of us burn in Hell. They are, in my opinion, easily the most malevolently deranged monsters in history.
I think you over-estimate their importance.
Many actors on the stage are just that: Paid Actors.
It is the playwright, the Director…the script-writer..and the Theater Owner we ought to focus more on….IMHO.
Nuance: “a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound”
The Enraged Charging Bull’s myopic visual apparatus leaves him at a severe disadvantage in terms of comprehension of the richness and complexity of reality’s nuances of color and motion….in comparison to the Effortless Soaring Eagle.
Some actors are more like props on the stage. Red capes meant to enflame some with murderous egoic and swinish passions…others merely to enrage.
So who are the script-writers, the director and the theatre-owners? We can leave out make-up, because they’ve done a very poor job. The parasitic oligarch blood-suckers? The Zionazi Universal Elite? The Military-Industrial Complex? The Indoctrinators who control the brainwashing machines of the fakestream media, advertising, PR, think-tanks and the Internet ? The categories are over-lapping, are they not? Generally I do agree with your argument. Politics is Hollywood for ugly people, after all.
I’d tell you, but there are laws against that where I live, literally, I could go to jail.
I could point to eskimos, the Germans, 7th day Adventists, blacks, the people of Arizona or even Armenians but not them never them.
There is a specific script written for that too…
The Empire reaches for Venezuela with it’s right hand as Europe slips between the fingers of it’s left.
Here’s the abridged version of Mikey Pence’s speech at the Munich Security Conference:
Pence: Dance, Euro vassals, dance! Dance for America!
Very funny Anon
Let’s cheer the small victories but Ukraine, Venezuela, Iran and whoever else the Hegemon decides to make trouble for, not to mention placing INF violating nukes in Poland, etc, indicates it’ll be a long way from Kerch to Berlin…or to London and Washington.
“Leader of the free world”, talking about eluding one self.
To be fair … and more specific, he means ““Leader of the free-lunch world”, … QE4 here we come!
It used to be called money printing and not paying your way (in gold or silver) — now it’s called “Modern Monetary Theory” … basically BS for anyone at Economics 101 level or above.
They might ‘elude’ themselves, but let’s pray for a just and vengeful God who they cannot elude.
Trump policies deepen US-EU divisions at Munich summit
Pence was met with silence at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday after he
delivered his signature line: “I bring you greetings from the 45th president of the United States,
President Donald Trump.”
The whole edifice is crumbling before our eyes. The end of the Anglo Zionist Empire has begun. These delusional, insane bastards are not going to peacefully give up everything they crave; they are not going to give up their power and wealth. They are addicted to power, and like all addicts, they will not stop until they hit rock bottom. They cannot comprehend reality such is their blind lust for full spectrum dominance. Thus, how many will they take with them? How much blood will they spill in the death throes of this truly vile blood drenched Empire. How many millions of human beings have already died, or lost family, or been displaced due to the actions of the United States and its accomplices, including Australia? How many more will die? I don’t see a bright star on the horizon. I fear what is coming. Its going to be very ugly.
The Zionists will move to anyplace they think will serve their interests. Watch for massive moves in that department as the US slides.
Time is getting ripe for the overhaul. A major one, large scale repairs, but this time “on a universal basis”. Prophetic.
Nobody would have said in 2007 the twelve years ahead, the voice of Russia would have a rebounding echoe all over, as the single VOICE OF COMMON SENSE.
Let s add to this epitaph, the historical irrepressible truth: “No Empire in History has so far been able to ammend itself”… prior to final fall and ruin.
I think that this moment so well observed by Ruslan is a historic watershed moment.
Many people have observed how increasingly the US political leaders talk quite delusionally saying things that have normal people worrying about their mental health.
Trump’s bloviated SOTU speech – and now this from Pence.
As Ruslan observes “The fact that Pence did not want to talk about cooperation, and demanded submission . .”
This kind of deluded thinking ( of total omnipotence) works only in the US nowadays where it echoes itself in the media and is reinforced by the politicians.
In the US Trump can say how great America is and be assured of rousing applause.
But in Europe, hitherto the most passive of vassals, the US dictatorship met reality.
The collision between US cloud cuckooland and reluctant but determined refusers of the diktat must have been shocking.
Pence delivered his lecture and the Europeans said
“We’re keeping going with Nordstream 2, we are going ahead with the special payment scheme with Iran and circumventing US sanctions”.
Now what? Surely Pence must have a reflective moment after the meeting and realise that his worldview does not exist in reality.
He has to deal with profound cognitive dissonance as he sees that hostility to US “policies” exists all across the world. Even in Europe,
America’s Russophobic belligerence is only maintained by an ” aggressive Russophobic minority. ”
Pence on returning to delusion-world USA has to report that the EU is not doing what it is told.
I see this event as another indicator of the tide visibly going out on US global domination.
I cannot help but wonder how these deluded people in Washington square the circle and reconcile the story of what they say about themselves versus the hard reality of their diminishing ability to control events and total loss of respect because of how they behave, by just about the whole world.
Sergey Lavrov used constructive terms to describe the situation:
“The common European house needs major repairs. The tasks are really large-scale. They can only be effectively addressed together, on a universal basis.”
Is it really that hard for the Europeans to unite together against US hegemony ?
Obviously it would be something very big, but won’t there be a snowball effect once a few countries stick it to the US, including big economies like Germany ?
Aren’t we already heading in that direction ?
You have to give it to the Russians….they are very patient and are intelligently playing the long game!
Well done to them..
If you wanted to alienate the US from the rest of the world, then you could not do better than to elect the current US administration.
Eric Zuesse has a revealing article about how the Anglo American imperialists (i.e. Atlanticists) are soiling themselves over a poll conducted by their own organization, the Atlantic Bridge, showing that the German public is increasingly distrustful of the American regime.
Given that this poll was an Anglo-American controlled survey, you have to wonder how much this public sentiment is actually much greater than publicly admitted.
It’s rug-chewing time for the Washington war criminals and their vassal… er… democratic allies in the German elite.
The German public must be properly re-indoctrinated into believing in the Politically Correct dogma of America’s benevolent global hegemony, as well as the humanitarian nature of its aggressive wars!
German Poll Shows Germans Stunningly Anti-US-Government
Interestingly eough to counter this Nato and Atlantic Council have announced a joint Declaration of shared intent…..must be getting desparate….and or is a “declaration” they are in charge of the asylum not DT or “his” government….when so many are trying to bring him down and someone has to take over….ie Nato and Atlantic Council???
“This past weekend, the Atlantic Council – a think-tank backed by the US, NATO and other allied governments – used the platform of the Munich conference to announce a “declaration of principles” that explicitly seeks to revise the international order along the very lines Putin criticized, essentially establishing its signatories as the judge, jury and executioner of international law as they write it.”
Russia will always have a hostile neighbor that is ready to destabilize and plunder it for the Empire.
The only way to end the Ukrainian threat to Russia is to have regime change, to break up the country into little pieces, and then to give all Ukrainian territory to neighboring countries.
How will Russia respond?
This is America’s own fault. Americans keep voting for people who claim that they will end the wars, regime changes, and occupations, only to find that they have been duped every time, either by lying politicians, or by politicians being beaten into compliancy through a vast network of emotional black mail, threat, intimmidation, and harrassment, by an unelected deep state, in collusion with the national media, tech sector, university system, and union bosses.
Any culture in which lying, cheating, stealing, murder, and oppression, are the cultural norms, is a completely FUBAR culture, that does not deserve to survive, and calling a spade a spade, this culture is largely driven by the Israel lobby, the oil lobby, and the MIC, all in a totally perverse immoral system of blatant corruption!
I forgot to include the Federal Reserve in the perverse system of corruption! Sorry for the omission!
I’ll take the opportunity to go out on a limb. – Ostashko is spot on, as usual, and refreshingly straightforward, as usual. I notice that he leans on the New York Times and Der Spiegel to fatten and support his and Danilov’s analysis. It is quite useful that he does that because Munich is always a show, this year being no exception, and some people on the opposition-side (a.k.a. “resistance”) in the US are getting the message, i.e., they are dutifully playing their part in the show, but they have not yet recognized the roles they are assigned and playing. Trump is running the show for the benefit of his internal audience, but no, not his “base”, instead the message goes to the Atlanticist-Globalists (NYT) and their European moles and mouthpieces.
But let me back up just one step. – Some here at the Saker venue are persuade that Trump was swallowed by the neo-cons or the “deep state”. I won’t argue against that persuasion by way of saying, “no, because… because,” because at this stage that would be useless. I only point out and suggest that Andrew McCabe (you know him, former acting director FBI, fired, and his recent stunts?) doesn’t believe it, nor does John Brennan (you know him?). When these brilliant 3 Watt bulb-people get briefed – e.g. by John Kerry or Joe Biden – on Munich, expect headlines screeching “Pence in Munich just gave Europe to Putin”. And the remarks Ostashko quotes from Ryabkov and Lavrov will confirm it for them. – Ah, and by he way: McCabe in his 60 Minutes interview was aghast because Trump told his intelligence people that he trusted Putin’s intelligence on North Korea’s ballistic missile capabilities, and did not trust his own intelligence. Jeeesh! Just consider that, horrendous… after all the times (when?!) US intelligence got something right! But there you have it, Trump-Russia collusion, and it ain’t goin’ away!
Pence doesn’t really cut it in a stage-play where he is cast as a gargantuan boor, he just doesn’t look the part, but he did his best. He was acting out his “Pentecostal psychopath” profile, sure, sure, but in a stage-play you also have to look at the other characters on stage. The “Pentecostal psychopath” just gives them the dramatic opportunity to show who they are. – Do you think the Germans have suddenly grown testicles? The Iranian foreign minister is worth quoting: this spanking new SPV – Special Purpose Vehicle – to let the Europeans do trade financing with Iran isn’t worth a single bit-coin, and the Iranian foreign minister said so. The German foreign minister sneezed and moaned: “Europe” has to develop its own geopolitical power to go together with its economic power, and if it doesn’t it will be ground to pieces between two superpowers… the US and China… but not Russia. – No, it’s not that he didn’t mention Russia. He did, and it was to say that Russian was not going to grind Germany into dust. But this geopolitical power? If you are not crawling on the floor, laughing hysterically, you haven’t been paying attention for twenty years, at least.
Germany is sitting in a paradoxical outhouse with no running water: Germany held Europe “together” for a long, long time with the boogieman (or bear) of Russia, Europe was only “united” against Russia. Now “Europe” is ganging up on Germanys because of Nord Stream II. – Let’s not talk about whether Germany is right on that issue. Of course Germany is right, of course it is a necessary project, etc., etc., but Germany opposes the US getting out of Syria “because it would be a gift to Putin.” Hilarious: There are some 300 German ISIS fighters, arrested, sitting in northeast Syria. Trump says, Hey, Germans, get these people back home, put them on trial or do whatever you want with them… ‘cause, you know, everyone was so concerned about a “humanitarian crisis” if too many terrorists get killed, so Trump says, if you don’t get your heads sorted out on this, the German ISIS team will have to be released… and get killed (no, he didn’t say that), in which case the Germans would be responsible for a “humanitarian crisis.” And the Germans can’t figure out how to bring their ISIS team back home: you know, documents, problem of putting them on trial, how to get witnesses, how to trust testimony, etc. Oh, these poor German ISIS people, they’re in a real fix.
Wisely, Macron stayed home. Ostensibly because of the Yellow Vests, maybe, maybe, but it could also be he was tipped off: Munich was Europe-Germany bashing. Pence was hilarious, like a self-fulfilling prophesy: “Hey, you Euros, if you can’t come up with something serious to oppose me, you are just not fit to play in the big leagues.” What makes Pence really hilarious is that he and his profile-role are at the head – ostensibly – of the Venezuela regime-change stunt, and look at these Euro-fools *following* him! Scenery: A big drinking party, it gets late, Pence seems to be leaving, heads off into the bushes… the Euros follow him. Pence turns around and says, “Hey, I just wanted to take a leak and crap in the bushes… what are you doing following me everywhere I go like dogs?!” – But that is what they are, that is NATO. Sure, sure, the US “supports” NATO, as vassals, as it always was, so we inject a bit of honesty into a discussion with people you can’t discuss with.
And Lavrov, dear and precious and brilliant Lavrov: ‘Cluck, cluck… some to papa, have no fear, it won’t hurt that much… and we guarantee your security anyways.. not for your sake ,but for our own.’
Merkel is just pathetic, and she gets standing ovations as a voice against Pence: you are in the theater of the absurd… enjoy it.
the MSM is going to blame this on Trump but not on the Empire
I see no US backtracking…
Pence delivered a choice to the EU or rather Germany:
“follow our lead or you get tariffs on car imports…”
and because Germany is the only one with a
car exporting industry (French cars aren’t exported to the US)
this will hurt Germany the most, and it would be hard for
Germany to rally up support from other EU countries because
those got no “skin in the game”…
and no big enough replacement market exists to soak up lost car sales….
From the recent news headlines, Germany needs annually 260.000
skilled immigrant workers to keep the labor costs down –
no new skilled workers, the labor costs rise and German (car) industry
if the US pushes for the breakup of the EU Zone (via Brexit, then south Europe,
then the Visegrad group)… Germany won’t be able to profit from the weak Euro currency
that made their exports cheaper, i.e. more competitive worldwide…
so basically, Germany is getting DP-ed…
and i didn’t even touch upon lack of social cohesion and parallel societies in Germany…
Why is VP Pence giving what appears to be a military salute when he is not in uniform and lacks even a titular military rank? Who is he saluting? His billionaire owners perhaps.