This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-eus-suicide-by-reality-denial/
What had to happen did happen. The EU, being the chain of weak links it is, did eventually give in, and the Dutch people were the first one to vote against the association with the Ukraine. Of course, the Euroburocrats can now find some reason to declare the vote invalid, they can declare that some law was violated, they can even negotiate some minor change the to association agreement, or they might even decide that they can simply ignore this vote. But none of that will make any difference: the undeniable truth is that the Ukrainians are not welcome in the EU, not as associates and even less so as members. So no EU, no NATO no “European future” for the Ukraine. The entire hot air balloon which has been fueling the naïve and ugly hopes of the Euromaidan has burst and the Euro-Ukrainian project is crash and burning like the Hindenburg.
This disaster did not have to happen, it was entirely man made. In a saner world, the EU, Russia and the Ukraine could have negotiated a tripartite deal which would have given the Ukraine the role which geography and history have given it: to be a bridge between Russia and the EU. But the EU categorically rejected this option, several times, simply declaring that “the Ukraine is a sovereign state and Russia has no say in Ukrainian matters”. This zero sum game was forced on Russia against her will but now it is the EU which has lost it all, even if this is by no means a victory for Russia either. The sad reality is that everybody has lost. Now the EU has to accept the total defeat of its Ukrainian policy, Russia is now alone looking at a dying failed state right across her border, while the Ukraine is simply falling apart and dying a painful death. Will the Eurobureaucrats accept this outcome?
They will do what they have always done. They will lie, deny, minimize and, most importantly, pretend like nothing has happened. They will say that 60% of 30% of a small EU nation do not get to make decisions for the entire continent. Or they will declare that instead of just an old fashioned “association” the EU will offer the Ukraine something much better – a “heartfelt friendship” maybe. Or a “love eternal”. Or even a “continental brotherhood”. But that will all be in vain because the people of Europe are clearly weary of the Ukronazis, even their Polish “friends” are now considering building a wall of their own, to keep their “Ukrainian friends” out of Poland; feel the love!
Consequence one: financial costs
But it is way too late for the Europeans. The really bad news for them is that they will have to pay most of the costs of more or less rebuilding the Ukraine. Russia simply cannot do it. Her economy is way too small, and she is already struggling with trying to restore law and order in Crimea (which is proving very hard, as the local mob is already trying to return the way it operated under Ukrainian control). Furthermore, Russia will have to pay for the Donbass, that is pretty obvious. So Russia is really maxed out.
The US could pay, but won’t. Even if Hillary is elected (aka appointed by the US ‘deeps state’), such a huge economic rescue program for the Ukraine will never pass Congress, not when the US themselves are in need of a similar program to rebuilt their own decrepit and neglected infrastructure and economy.
But most importantly, Russia does have the means to close her borders. The newly created Russian National Guard will now take over the responsibilities of several ministries and agencies including the Federal Migration Service. Russia already has a very capable Border Guard Service which is subordinated to the Federal Security Service (ex-KGB). It is estimated that the Border Guard Service currently includes 10 regional offices, 80+ border units, 950+ outposts, 400+ checkpoints. Every day the service conducts 11,000 patrols. In total, the task of preservation and protection of borders of the Russian Federation carried out by about 200’000 border guards. This service has its own air force, coastal navy, UAV, intelligence directorate, armored units and even its own Spetsnaz forces. The reality is that the Russian Border Guard Service is more powerful than most EU armies. And now it will have the full power of the National Guard to back it. Make no mistake, Russia can, and will, if needed, lock and protect her borders.
As for the USA, they have the best border protection on the planet: the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
So when the Ukraine turns into a black hole (the process is well under way) the only ones who will not be able to protect themselves but who will have the means to pay to fix this mess will be the Europeans. Yes, sure, the US and Russia will also have to help, and they both will, for different reasons. But the bulk of the costs will go directly to the European taxpayer. That is the price the EU will have to pay, sooner or later, for its arrogance and incompetence.
Second Consequence: security
There will also be another price to pay, this time a price in security. All the NATO saber-rattling along the Russian border did, eventually, wake up the “Russian bear”. Not only has Russia now deployed her formidable Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, she has now doubled the size of her already formidable Airborne Forces. Here is what I wrote about that in December 2014:
“the Russians have no fear of the military threat posed by NATO. Their reaction to the latest NATO moves (new bases and personnel in Central Europe, more spending, etc.) is to denounce it as provocative, but Russian officials all insist that Russia can handle the military threat. As one Russian deputy said “5 rapid reaction diversionary groups is a problem we can solve with one missile”. A simplistic but basically correct formula. As I mentioned before, the decision to double the size of the Russian Airborne Forces and to upgrade the elite 45th Special Designation Airborne Regiment to full brigade-size has already been taken anyway. You could say that Russia preempted the creation of the 10’000 strong NATO force by bringing her own mobile (airborne) forces from 36’000 to 72’000 . This is typical Putin. While NATO announces with fanfare and fireworks that NATO will create a special rapid reaction “spearhead” force of 10’000, Putin quietly doubles the size of the Russian Airborne Forces to 72’000. And, believe me, the battle hardened Russian Airborne Forces are a vastly more capable fighting force then the hedonistic and demotivated multi-national (28 countries) Euroforce of 5’000 NATO is struggling hard to put together . The US commanders fully understand that”.
But that is not all Russia did. Putin has ordered the re-creation of the ultimate Cold War Russian armor threat: the First Guards Tank Army. This Tank Army will include two Tank Division (the best ones in the Russian military – 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division and the 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division), and a total of 500+ T-14 Armata tanks. This Tank Army will be supported by the 20th Guards Combined Arms Army.
Make no mistake, this is a huge, heavy and powerful force whose purpose will be very similar to the famous Soviet “Shock” Armies during WWII and the Cold War: “overcome difficult defensive dispositions in order to create a tactical penetration of sufficient breadth and depth to permit the commitment of mobile formations for deeper exploitation”.
Bravo Europe – you just painted a giant crosshair on your forehead!
Very little of that is reported in the western media, of course, and so the general public is utterly unaware of the fact that while NATO and western politicians pretended to play tough and tried to scare Russia, the Russians decided to take these threats seriously and took real, practical action.
For somebody like me who lived through the Cold War and who used to monitor the Soviet Forces in Eastern Germany, it is both distressing and sickening to see that the West has literally forced Russia into a new Cold War she neither wanted nor needed. Of course, I am absolutely confident that there is no “Russian threat” in East, and the only way to get this entire military power to strike would be to attack it first, but the sad reality is that the EU/NATO countries are now directly targeted by Russian forces.
To make it all much worse, there is now a strong possibility that Hillary and her Neocon gang will soon take over the White House. God only knows what these people are capable off. Hillary, whose only “success” in life seems to have push Bill to bomb the Serbs and making a ugly mess out of Libya, will have something to prove: that she is more of a man than Putin. She will try to scare and bully him into some kind of submission and nevermind that the Russian people now see the West as a degenerate, if arrogant, society of Conchita Wurst like poseurs who simply don’t have what it take to fight a real fight and who can only pick on the weak and humble. It is not fear which the Neocons inspire in Russians, but disgust. At most, they can elicit a sense of concern due to their seemingly infinite arrogance and self-defeating lack of foresight. As I have written many, many times already, Russian do fear war, no doubt about it, but, unlike the AngloZionists, they are nevertheless ready for it.
As for the Europeans, they are now slowly coming to realize that they are in for a long and very painful war against Wahabi terrorism. The attacks in Paris and Brussels are just the opening shots of a war which will last many years. It took Russia over a decade to finally crush the Wahabi terrorists in the Caucasus, and that was with a man like Vladimir Putin at the helm of the country. One look at Francois Hollande or Angela Merkel and you can feel in your guts that these two sad clowns will never prevail. Just contrast the reaction of Vladimir Putin to the downing of the Russian airliner over the Sinai with Frederica Mogherini’s sobbing following the bombings in Brussels.
Now imagine that you are a Wahabi terrorist leader, and a hardcore lifelong sexist, would I add, and that you are looking at these two photos on the right. Would this influence your selection of targets?
Of course it would.
The same goes for the comparison of the US/NATO operations in Syria with the outcome of just under six months of Russian Aerospace forces. States, just like people, have their own “body language” and while the body language displayed by Russia is one of confident and formidable power, the body language of the EU and, to a marginally lesser extend, the USA is one of weakness, hubris and incompetence, often bordering on the suicidal (like Merkel’s policy towards immigration).
The Bottom Line
The bottom line of this mess is this: what the US and the EU did in the Ukraine (and elsewhere, really) was fantastically stupid. But the US can afford such mistakes, while the EU clearly cannot. As for Russia, yes, she most definitely has been hurt by these policies, but this pain has been channeled by the Kremlin to make Russia stronger on many levels, from the political, to the military and even the economy, although here the progress has been minimal and the 5th column is still very much in charge, though I remain hopeful of a much needed purge.
What the EU has done is essentially a form of “suicide by reality denial”. What follows next will have to be regime change, not for one country, but for the entire continent. I think that such regime change is inevitable, but the big question is how long this slow and painful EU agony will last. Alas, this could take many years, I think. EU leaders will not elegantly apologize and resign, there is an entire class of parasites which now lives from the EU structure which will desperately resist any meaningful reforms, nevermind regime change, and which will always put their narrow comprador class interests above their people or even common sense.
As for the people of the EU, they will find out that they don’t have the means to impose political change by the ballot, that they live in a pretend-democracy, and that everything they have been told and promised is just an empty, ugly, lie. The Ukraine did not become Europe, but Europe became the Ukraine.
Welcome to the real word, EU!
A haunting coda, Saker, and one, I fear, that is only too prescient.
It is terrible enough to be led by traitors: to be led by cowardly and incompetent ones is almost too much to bear.
“[Russia] is struggling with trying to restore law and order in Crimea (which is proving very hard, as the local mob is already trying to return the way it operated under Ukrainian control). ”
I’d like to read more about this.
Yes. I would like too.
Great article and very interesting, I am curious about a few things.
“Struggling with trying to restore law and order in Crimea (which is proving very hard, as the local mob is already trying to return the way it operated under Ukrainian control). ”
-What is the source for this, I was not aware that Russia was having trouble in Crimea.
Interesting comments Saker.
But what is going on in Crimea?
Purging crime and corruption.
— I was not aware that Russia was having trouble in Crimea
Those are small troubles (especially compared to the current troubles of Europe), – natural for the period of transition to the new order of life – caused by some of the people there, considering themselves “smart” (but who are smart alecks in reality)
Those are small troubles (especially compared to the current troubles of Europe), – natural for the period of transition to the new order of life – caused by some of the people there, considering themselves “smart” (but who are smart alecks in reality) ???
The “usual suspects” IMO ???
“As for the Europeans, they are now slowly coming to realize that they are in for a long and very painful war against Wahabi terrorism”
-Ukrainian and Russians are Europeans, EU would be the correct term.
“They will say that 60% of 30% of a small EU nation do not get to make decisions for the entire continent. Or they will declare that instead of just an old fashioned “association” the EU will offer the Ukraine something much better – a “heartfelt friendship” maybe. Or a “love eternal”. Or even a “continental brotherhood”.
-Russia, Ukraine, EU are all on the same continent. I find it frustrating when people say European when they mean EU, it is just so factually wrong on every level, not only geographically, but culturally and ideologically as well.
EU is anti-European, they hate everything related to European history, culture, religion even the people..If EU is maintained, then everything European within its borders will be destroyed and all natives Europeans will become a minority.
Russia on the otherside is the last bastion of European civilization. Standing on against the onslaught of rotten PC hordes from the west.
Your are wrong, Russians are NOT europeans(lowercase is ok) thanks GOD they are Russians …A total different civilizational realm. Make no mistake about that…here I will quote once more time this beautiful phrase : “Thus, it is quite obvious that we, the Russian people are not, have never been, nor ever shall be, a part of the West.
Thank God – we are Russians!
We can well coexist with the West peacefully and profitably. We can even make friends with you, but please do neither lecture us, nor interfere with our affairs. Amen.”
Your are wrong, Russians are europeans genetically and geographically, they are different civilizationally because of their world view. And your Russian quote only confirms this – Europe is not just the West Europe, it is also East Europe with its own world view and culture (Slavic).
” Russians are europeans genetically and geographically, they are different civilizationally ”
You are only partially right!
Geographically one-third of Russian land (current boundary) in Europe, balance in Asia – hence Russia is truly a ‘Eurasian’ country.
Russia is again ‘Eurasian’ civilization – because of its history and anthropology …
Finally, because of its ‘Eurasian’ civilization, Russians are genetically not Europeans – Russians are the only truly Eurasians as of now ! As of now, the ‘genetically Europeans’ are drawn from either (1) six/seven tribes of Germanic people (maximum number of Europeans) (2) few tribes of Celtic peoples (very low in number) (3) Basques (oldest in European land) (4) four / five tribes of Slavic people (substantial population) (5) Balkan Turks (latest in European land).
But, ‘Russian’ people (as it is today) is genetically a mix of east Slavic people, Viking elites, Turkic elites, and Mongol elites … The speciality of Russian civilization is also due to this ‘genetic mix’ as one of the components !
What do you mean “Balkan Turks”?
By “Balkan Turks” I meant Turks who settled in Balkan and Black Sea (north) coast that includes Khazarian Ashkenazim tribes and Ottoman Turkic tribes…
That Russia is rebuilding a tank army seems significant, in that they believe there will still be room for conventual war in the future against NATO countries, rather than just proxy wars mostly away from Russia’s borders. I would guess also that the Amata is capable/hardened for operating in close proximity to nuke strikes although I have not read anything in this regard about the Amata.
It seems now we have to wait on the US presidential election to see if the world is going to war or not, but either way we will see the constant destruction of countries moving back to the closest US “allies” as the US keeps sucking the money out of them to stay afloat itself.
As Saker pointed out, US sits between two borders, Atlantic and the Pacific. The fools in Europe HAVE NONE which Germany in WW I and II showed. Europe is the Idiot in the Room and will be the one that gets burned if anything starts.
Thank you Saker–I needed a moment of laughter and you did it with this mince-no-words, tell-it-like-it-is commentary. I was wondering about the Russian National Guard which you also clarified nicely.
Your point about the female defense ministers is apt. Do any of these women have any military experience? Probably not. The women broadcasters on RT for the UK are beautiful, professional with a dignity about them but the other day one on RT USA who was interviewing Ed Schultz was showing leg, and casting side glances at the camera and preening! Jeez, is that how American women are seen and allowed to act?
Either cold blooded patriarchal females, or airhead sex symbols? sigh. Gayane Chichikyan is sincere, intelligent and cute as a button without coyness and artifice. Is she beautiful in a classic sense?—perhaps not, but, wow, does she have a strong feminine aura!
“Your point about the female defense ministers is apt. Do any of these women have any military experience? Probably not.”
To my knowledge, they haven’t any military experience.
They are career politicians, indoctrinated since childhood.
Exactly. Putting these women in charge of defense is like putting a hardened male ex-military-general in charge of pre-school education. It send shivers down my spine even to think about it.
And do not get me wrong – I am not sexist (I am actually a woman), I just believe that personal experience is essential to be competent.
“putting a hardened male ex-military-general in charge of pre-school education”
That’s actually a splendid idea.
I want the imagination and will of youngsters, little people to blossom, not be cowed into submission by an intimidating individual or system based on the the type Pavlovian mind control of dog trainers.
So. it seems like a lousy idea to me. Girl seems more in balance, IMHO.
You never served, did you?
Military general intimidating ? Dog trainers ?
I really believe good high ranking military commander has nothing with that. They usually make good statesmen – think of De Gaulle, Eisenhower, Zhukov.
Considering that genetics account for 75% of math and reading skills and that more than 5 of
every 6 persons at IQ 145 are men, well, let’s just say our best and brightest are not running
Your comments are on thin ice Phil. In fact many of the best reading skills around are found among women; however these are Statistics of which it was said “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics”.
As for : “every 6 persons at IQ 145 are men, well, let’s just say our best and brightest are not running
the asylum.” – your comment does leave me a little confused.
Are you saying that the 5 of 6 high IQ’s [men] aren’t running the asylum, so it’s the 5/6 dumbest of men who are? Or that only 1/6 high IQ’s [women] are running in the asylum [in which case, who are they?] or ……what?
Perhaps a little more precision of writing and thinking skills from a man would be a help? :-)
This is wrong. Women on average are better than men. Men’s genetics shoots for the stars (often successfully) and just as often hits the dirt.
It is the distribution curve that is right.
Best drivers are men. So are the worst.
Best chefs are men generally. So are the worst.
Best hardcore academics men. So are the worst scolars.
Also there are many great women around doing day to day tasks and general superb organising and other support roles (PA’s,wives) to allow these excellent men to achieve at their best. Men are not the better sex or worse – just different.
Nice one, Saker. Poor Europe. Sad to see how all that United Europe dream turned into a constipated hegemony of its own. I suppose now that’s what it always was, under the sheep’s clothing.
Since you bring up body language, the girls of the northern war ministries are quite attractive, but I think I’d rather spend a weekend fishing with Shoigu than a Friday night with any of the ladies.
To put that in more realistic terms, I’d feel safer retiring to Russia than chance my future in Europe. In fact, for the next decade or two, I wouldn’t trust the future of anywhere in the northern hemisphere west of about Lebanon, and all the way to the Pacific.
You mention Putin just created the new National Guard, up to 430 000 people under his direct control. He has appointed long time friend and sparing partner Viktor Zolotov to lead it. All this just days after the surprise AZ attack of Armenia via Azerbaijan.
It seems like a well prepared move, rolled out and suggestive of a strategy to counter possible destabilization inside Russia. I have no doubt Putin sees Russian oligarchs as no better than their Ukrainian counterparts. I’ve read this move to consolidate loyal forces is designed to counter uprisings planned in various regions.
The Empire is pulling out all the stops ahead of the US election. They need to unwind their ponzi scheme economy and get buy-in for a so-called bail-in, code for the theft of all wealth they didn’t manage to grab in 2008.
These be heady days for jackboot enthusiasts.
I think the Empire is way off course and schedule. Despite furious efforts to distract everyone, including residents of the zionist homelands, the deep staters look off balance and due to reap the whirlwind of their own making.
Our job is to keep calm and make sure the super elites fail to enact their terrifying dystopian nightmare. Only we can generate the thought wave that destroys AZ power and hopefully prevents the murder of billions. Most people who read here have sufficient knowledge to counter blatant disinformation with neighbours, friends and especially military or security personel we may know. We can make a difference if only we try.
Be courageous. Our Stalingrad is coming and it is no longer enough to play the bystander.
“Our job is to keep calm and make sure the super elites fail to enact their terrifying dystopian nightmare.
Only we can generate the thought wave that destroys AZ power and hopefully prevents the murder of billions.
Most people who read here have sufficient knowledge to counter blatant disinformation with neighbours, friends and especially military or security personel we may know.
We can make a difference if only we try.”
That’s right, we that are “awake”, have a responsibility to sow the right seeds, to awake the sleeping giant buried.
Yes, the NATO-GCC Empire is sensing that the window for serious internal destabilization of Russia is closing. They need something before the year is out and also something in the propaganda sphere to boost Hillary’s electoral chances.
Wars on Russia’s periphery (Donbass, Nagorno-Karabakh) information warfare (Panama-papers) mobilization of the Russian 5th Column (oligarchs, liberal eunuchs) and another (and final) leg-down in oil prices.
This is their last chance to get one over Putin. It’s their last good chance since the oil price won’t be low for much longer, the rats in Syria and Iraq will keep losing, their own Ponzis are nearing another cyclical a-la-Lehman and the EU charade seems destined to soon enter another phase of lamentation.
The next few months will be extremely dangerous for Russia. My feeling is that if Russia survives 2016 unscathed, then things will be looking very much on the up.
Very sober analysis in my opinion. It is undeniable that regime change in Europe is a must. As you said, they won’t quit on their own. Something about the acceptance in modern society of sociopaths as leaders and even characterizing their psychological condition as good leadership qualities worries me. I think that we are in this mess because society has allowed these sociopaths to flourish rather than treat them as flawed characters. I think the battle will have to be fought in terms of changing societal values and standards of morality. But how? The textbooks that the kids are reading today are brainwash material.
1. Whether the Ukraine mess was a “mistake” is not completely clear to me. The US seems quite happy to go around creating chaos and destroying countries, it is becoming a habit, so at some point you need to begin to wonder if it is done by “mistake”.
2. Whether the UE is being attacked by “Wahabi terrorists” or perhaps by a Gladio B program in order to keep the population meek and begging of protection and begging for a police state and willing to give up the last crumbs of democracy they have, is not clear to me either. In fact I am much more convinced of the second than the first interpretation.
3. Because of the above, it is not clear at all to me that EU will see any kind of regime change for the better any time soon. It may very well gradually transform itself into a total police state (the US is already more than half way there). We shall see.
The only positive thing about this depressing situation is that at least Russia seems to have realized what kind of nasty repulsive assholes it has for neighbors and is preparing to deal with them if the need arises. I hope this at least is true or at least partially true. But not even this is a certainty, because Russia seems to be to a great extent controlled by private interests that don’t want their privileges in the west eliminated, and so it may just play along.
Very good analysis Saker,but unfortunately for us People of Europe(not EU)there will be no regime change.Never.If these eurocrats feel that they will be in some kind of danger,they will suddenly switch their agenda like prostitutes do.They don’t want to loose their confort and their salary(free tax)and even less their mega pension.They just will try to delay that moment of truth as long as possible.What could happen is a split between moderate former eastern countries(not Poland or the Baltics of course).I’m talking about Hungary,Czech Rep,Slovakia,Austria(Serbia not in the EU yet and not really wishing to be part of it).These countries could eventualy be tempted at some point after the failure of the EU to rejoin Russia in some kind of association or at least to be neutral.No hope for banana rep like Romania and Bulgaria(who cares?) which will remain US ”assets”.
Finland is not a done deal,Sweden as well after the migrants invasion,soon the Swedish people will be a minority in their own country it the migrants flow continues at the same speed.
Other option is a Latin Union with failed states(on the economic point of view)like: Portugal,Spain,Italy,France and the South of Belgium,(Greece?).
Germany keeping the Euro and some vassals like the Netherlands,Luxemburg,Denmark,Ireland,Slovenia,Flanders maybe Croatia?
Of course a Brexit would accelerate the all process,but I don’t see a Brexit happening eventhough it will be a ‘victory’ with a very small margin for the Eurocrats side(à la 50.5/49.5).
But Saker don’t expect the people in the streets à la Maidan,it will NEVER happen.
The fake ‘revolutions’ of 1789 or 1917 are far away.Europe is occupied by NATO,they will not let this happen even if they must reload a very big gladio ops 3.0 to achieve their goal.
But something else is possible even probable(and for both the EU and the US this time)is a very big Lehman moment but 100 times worse.With the economy really collapsing this time.They tried everything since 2008.They have no bullet anymore.And with Hitlery in ‘control’ imagine…
The EU Central bank(ECB)is even thinking about giving money directly to the people and not to the banksters anymore(not a joke):
How The ECB Trapped Itself In A “Catch 22”
instead of QE, what the ECB will attempt next (and last) is helicopter money. Because with helicopter money it is simple: it is no longer of “if it works” but “how much money to paradrop” in order to stimulate inflation. And stimulate it they will…
It is a clear sign of total despair on their side.
The economy is still collapsing(even with faked data).Spain has no gov.Same for Ireland.Portugal swithed to the left(including communists),Italy is falling apart every young italian with some money and a brain is leaving,not to talk about Greece(Lagarde wants to bankrupt the country in june according to wikileaks).DBank is loaded with 18 times the german GDP in derivatives…Finland is in deep recession,same in Holland,not to forget the migrants crisis everywhere and the terror attacks.
Eurocrats politicians and parasites would have been fired a long time ago if they were working in the private sector with such fantastic results…
As expected,it did not take long…the dictatorship is back.
Netherlands wants to amend law on consultative referendums
Netherlands will not ratify Ukraine’s association agreement with EU for now — government
Never change a losing team and a losing method…
Well said! Well done Saker!
More they sink, more s–t come to surface. What a sight to see! They deserve to see all the way to the end of it, whatever it means and it I’m lovin’ it.
A for the Hilary, she is in it. She has precisely that particular type of grotesque expression, typical of psychopaths, almost as Satan personally looked after modeling her into his ugliest work, destined to push the button.
Barack Obama, our glorious leader, has described Russia as ‘no more than a “regional power” whose actions in Ukraine are an expression of weakness rather than strength’
This the view of a man whose battlefield experience runs to signing off the Tuesdays “Death by Drone Strike” list from the comfort of his Oval Office.
For those interested in just what conflict with this “regional power” might mean, I refer to the last major Russian military action in Manchuria in 1945, described in the Leavenworth Papers (No 8) , from the Combat Studies Institute.
“The operational and tactical techniques that the Russians employed in Manchuria reflected an imaginative and flexible approach to combat. For example. Soviet emphasis on maneuver during the campaign was successful because units at every level were task organized, tailored to objectives. terrain, and enemy strength. and time.phased into combat in such a way as to bring unrelenting pressure on enemy defenses. Surprise was a decisive factor on all fronts as Soviet units prepared in secrecy, attacked at night during inclement weather. and moved across territory considered to be impassable by the Japanese defenders. Having relinquished the initiative to the Soviets, the Japanese were never to regain it.”
Its a 16 M PDF, but more than that, it is a sober warning to our “Community Organiser” as to just what his cavalier carelessness could unleash
Thank you Saker for all your insights. Recently I had to challenge my 10 year olds teacher. Trying to reverse the miss information, I gave the teacher a few examples of the way the Empire works, how were slaves to it.
In a report we submitted to the teacher, we heve main stream media reports supporting or arguments. Pictures of Senator John Macain visiting ISIS in Syria. All of Hillary’s miss adventures in her job as Security of State, etc etc.
An in the end, we had a section were, the teacher can get real, worldwide news.
Your blog was tops on the list, a must read for any real truth finders. So I apologize in advance if you receive a few miss guided letters from a small town school teacher, her questions I can see now. “How are my 5th grades smarter then me”. Lol.
When ever your visiting Hawaii Saker, stop by an say hi. Keep up the good work….
Not so sure about the reality denial. Creating an immigrant problem and letting the dogs of Gladio loose seems like a good way to bring in a European empire/prison where there is no way to return to nation states.
If your enemy behaves in a way that you find strange or illogical, but continues for many years, isn’t it time to reevaluate your own thinking about what their goals are? So, for example, maybe the goal is to destroy Eastern Europe, with the exception of Germany’s colony Poland. Maybe some real or promulgated terrorism and Gladio will help to create a European KGB and army. Maybe destroying Greece sets an example to all the others that they, too, will be destroyed if they don’t do what Brussels and Berlin want. Maybe they don’t intend to pay much for the Ukraine, and will let it be depopulated and the youngish folks will move to London for cheap labor. And maybe these criminal Luciferians care no more for Europeans than they do for Syrians or Libyans. Actually, Europeans may be more of a threat to them, so they have a good motive for smashing Europe.
If you think they are making mistakes now, what advice would you give them instead? How should they go about building an anti-European imperial police state?
Exactly, the effort they put into destroy European nations (especially Eastern European ones) is staggering. Especially targeted are any forms of local traditional culture, military traditions, education, ethnically-based social cohesion, family and religious values.
However, I don’t see a force that is willing and able to resist this. Not even Russia – all it cares for is its hydrocarbon business.
Rachotilko, I don’t mean to harrass you or anything but you are a very good foil for thousands of people who may read this thread. If 2-3 of them get the point I’m wish to make, I’m glad I saw your comment and took the time to respond to it.
“I don’t see a force that is willing and able to resist this.” You are looking in the wrong direction, friend, outside of yourself. Instead of spending almost all your time looking outward for solutions, you might consider reversing the direction of your vision about 50% of the time, and realizing that the “force” you seek is within you.
Great article Saker.
Since the beginning of this mess in the Ukraine, there were never any winners. The Ukraine would be split between the east and west. Ukraine would be loaded up with IMF debt. Yat’s and co’s fabled “reforms” (which he admitted would make him the most unpopular leader ever) would put strain on regular folks, cuts in pensions, layoffs, selloffs, on all the other austerity poor countries get dumped with. The world is put in danger provoking unnecessary tension between US and Russia. Sanctions block much needed trade and economic growth between neighbors, relations soured. Who benefits other than the Empire of Chaos? The undercurrent of everything is the destabilization of everywhere; Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, Africa, the whole planet.
Indeed, and one wonders whether all these ‘mistakes’, disruptions, disasters and spread of chaos are but a calculated scheme to create havock for hegemonic control by the Usaian Empire, the land of bliss and peace never attacked in its home soil (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is an occupied country) but having the dishonour of attacking/invading/conquering more countries in its short history than any other country in world history. And the horrendous loss of life inflicted on innocent victims, starting with the unfortunate original habitants of North America, the cruel destruction of German and Japanese cities as means of mass terror, the enormous death toll in East Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Korea) and the ongoing carnage in West Asia/North Africa.
The Washington’s grand plans (NWO, PNC, etc.) can all be subsumed as the actions of a mad dog, ravenous for blood and plunder. I don’t wish anyone to suffer the effects of war but it would be a sobering lesson if the Empire were to reap one day the whirlwind of its crimes on the world.
Kim from Downunder
But, Kim, it is the oligarchs whom we wish to suffer a final defeat– not the American people, who are only their first victims. It wd be better to bend our minds to the task of ridding the world of its current power structure. We must organize behind a platform of ideas. Only that shouts louder than the lying media.
Jumping around on one foot while shooting themselves in the other, will the Eurofag´s ever protect their own interests?
Eventually though, the inevitable break up of the dysfunctional union of these incompatible countries with different languages, cultures and what not, is imminent. back to sovereign nation states in a trade union.
Amusingly, it leads us right to the introduction of the new “EU hymn”, modeled on the Russian/Soviet national anthem. Here is the first verse of it:
Dysfunctional union of disparate countries
Great Brussels has taken to loot and to smash
Thy might was created by greed and corruption
Now roll in your feces, benign Euro-trash
Nice picture but have you considered Obamas’ Angels of the Apocalypse?
Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Victoria Nuland would make a wahhibi terrorist…. well, confused at the very least.
The Russian Defense Minister starts looking not at all scary.
As for Russia, yes, she most definitely has been hurt by these policies, but this pain has been channeled by the Kremlin to make Russia stronger on many levels, from the political, to the military and even the economy, although here the progress has been minimal and the 5th column is still very much in charge, though I remain hopeful of a much needed purge.
The Ukr crisis making Russia stronger is mythology – politics&military matter very little in the face of economy begin fully dependent on hydrocarbon exports. And this dependence is not going to dissapear via purges, but via enormous industrial revival, something along the Chinese line. But nothing of the sorts has been happening in Russia.
You wrote: “politics&military matter very little in the face of economy begin fully dependent on hydrocarbon exports.”
According to the ruexpert percentage of oil sales (oil rent) in GDP of Russia in 2014 was 9%
According to the worldbank percentage of all natural resources rent in GDP of Russia in 2013 was 18.8% and falling
Russia ranking in the world production
of selected industrial and agricultural products in 2013
Unlike all of the Western countries, Russia has a favorable trade balance in 2015-2016
Balance of trade. the difference between the values of exports and imports of a country, said to be favorable or unfavorable as exports are greater or less than imports.
Russia in figures – 2015
Keep in mind that MIC is not being estimated into GDP growth. In Russia, MIC is the biggest employer, the biggest consumer of the science research and Russia made products.
Consider also that every $100bln in capital outflow equal to 8% of annual GDP growth.
So, with every $100bln leaving the country we subtract 8% GDP growth.
Russia has been supporting Ukraine to the extent of $100bln annually for over 20 years.
Now, thanks to Maidan and “Panama Papers” the capital outflow is going down to a trickle.
Judging by your alias, you’re a Ukrainian. As a Ukraine, you must love this. Full independence from any kind of Russian money. No natural gas pipe to sit on!
Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord!
Judging by your alias, you’re a Ukrainian
1, Would that matter ? We want to talk ideas here on this site, not personalities, do we not !
2, I am Slovak. I’m no Ukrainian, nor realted to Ukraine in other way than being Slav and my country having common border with Ukr.
I sincerely wish Russian economy an success. But that does not mean I agree with the asessment that Ukrocrisis made Russia stronger economically. Russian economy has contracted by 4.6% in 2015, inflation reached 8% and foreign reserves dropped by 30%.
The fact that low price of hydrocarbons hurts Russian economy dramaticaly, was spelled by none other than V. V. Putin himself during his pressconference. At the same time he expressed his fundamental satisfaction with the work of the government and the central bank. There goes the 5th column scapegoat theory.
Don’t switch the subject.
1. I have debased your assertion that Russia’s economy is.. I am quoting you
“economy begin fully dependent on hydrocarbon exports”
As I have proven here, it’s a propaganda and a lie.
2. Slovakia, just like Ukraine, was sitting on a Russia pipe.
That’s why you, people, throwing tantrums now.
3. Judging by your alias, you’re a Ukrainian
You wrote: “1, Would that matter ?”
Yes, it’s mater, because I was talking about Ukraine, as a nation that was a recipient of Russian’s economic support, and then decided to bite off the hand that feeds it.
It’s also matter, because Slovakia is a NATO member, who is getting ready to attack my country.
It’s matter, because you’re spreading anti-Russia propaganda here.
We have to do all we can to make our government to have as little relations as possible with NATO members.
It seems you misread the info about the MBT models to be deployed to the “1st Guards Tank Army” – your link says it will be T72B3 and T80, not T-14. T-14 is not yet being produced in the necessary volumes.
The announcement that the Tank Army will get the “Armata” has been made, so the decision has been made. Now the *transition* might take a couple of years, of course.
Besides, the western direction is the only one were the Armata makes sense. The others can be covered by T-80s, T-90s and even modernized T-72s.
Cheers well Austria seems to be aware of the current situation and is definitely making up a rapport with Rus..Serbia has a similar inclination too…maybe Macedonia too……could be interesting developments soonish…..
An excellent article Saker – a first class summary.
And this “As for the USA, they have the best border protection on the planet: the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.” is so true.
It is a little recognised fact that sits at the heart of the entire problem of American Hegemon and it’s behaviour world wide. I have been saying this for years – the people [apart from the aware 1000] are encouraged in their “exceptionalist” belief that they can bomb and invade anywhere they deem appropriate. They have never known the misery of war; of being bombed, their families and homes blown apart. And because of this – they will go on doing what are doing, because it is happening to “brown” people or “slavs” far far away – not them. This also put them in a state of denial – and I suspect this will go on until war is truly brought home to them. Because until it is, they are in a state of unrealism about it. They see it as something on a screen – like a movie. Unreality = denial. Highly dangerous states of mind for a nation, and worryingly spread around the Euro-Atlantic world.
Very nice and well written summary; thank you, Saker.
The following passage — concluding the inserted blockquote dating back to December 2014 — reveals something very fundamental indeed (emphasis mine):
“And, believe me, the battle hardened Russian Airborne Forces are a vastly more capable fighting force than the hedonistic and demotivated multi-national (28 countries) Euroforce of 5’000 NATO is struggling hard to put together.”
A truly epic description of Western imbecility and depravity in general and the subsequent impact upon the proud Western rabble in arms in particular. More specifically, the fact is that the West’s garbage soldiery brought up with slaughter and torture as pastime and entertainment — most notably in the form of authentic imperialist coercion against weak and poor countries and captive peoples such as the Palestinians — is completely worthless, having no courage or spine whatsoever. Their motto would be something like: “Hell, we don’t want to die for Soros and Blg Business; we want to kill for them!”
Now, what has to be said loud and clear in the face of self-pitying Euro-trash, not least our dear “honorary Euro-trash” such as the Balts, Psheks, Ukros, Romanians, Bulgarians, etc. is this:
The all-out rot, decay, and degeneration we see in today’s Europe, indeed in the entire God-awful West, have grown and solidified with the full endorsement of the West’s own vast majority. Spoiled rotten thriving on imperialist loot for generations, indeed convinced of their entitlement to even more of it, they are at a total loss trying to grasp the profound sea change taking place right now. Well, of course they always have their Masters’ firm “guidance” in the form of perpetuated, mindless Western psychobabble about TERRORISM, but the latter doesn’t really address their main concerns as petty bourgeoisie. As if the ascendancy of Russia and China wasn’t bad enough, their deeply revered Western Elites don’t bother to hide their utter contempt and scorn anymore — this is the very essence of “neoconservatism”. The accelerating Western prolapse will destroy their sense of invincibility and untouchability all right.
Your outrage against injustice does you credit, but your target is drawn too broadly. You would condemn all Westerners, accuse us all of enjoying the torture and mistreatment of others. In so doing, there is a sense in which you trivialize these crimes by making them the common behavior of all.
I don’t know how it is in Europe, but in America it was still possible to grow up in
a world which nourished the formation of healthy human beings only through the 50s– and then perhaps only fully so in the small towns. For after that, nearly everything was stripped from the culture– everything that could offer example, or ideal or inspiration or uplift. The foundations, and think tanks and intelligence services have been hard at work in the destruction of all that supports independent thought, judgement, or scruple. But of course you don’t believe in conspiracy.
For you the evil that is orchestrated by the oligarchs just arose spontaneously out of American or Western culture. The young Americans who join the military today have suffered physical insults– from fluoride to vaccinations. The first vaccination with all its toxins is on the day of birth, with 49 doses by age 6 and 69 by age 18. The damage done to the immune system, to the brain, the many overt vaccine injuries and deaths is outlined here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTTxXKfA17E Today 1 in 6 American children has a developmental disability: speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, or autism.
The replacement of healthy animal fats and omega 3s with the inflammatory omega 6 fats. The replacement of iodine which used to be in dough conditioners with bromine. The GMOs, insecticides, fungicides, and pseudo estrogens. Many of today’s scantily-clad young men of the swim team or wrestling team when compared with comparable snapshots of their grandfathers appear to show physical degeneration. Is outstanding moral and intellectual independence likely in the hypothyroid young males I see everywhere, who will never achieve their full physical potential?
And that is only the physical insults they’ve suffered. The American culture is not a culture “gone bad”; it is a culture consciously designed and directed by those who make war against all of humanity.
More American soldiers commit suicide than die in battle. And many more at home later, some classified as auto “accidents,” etc. Many young people simply are not equipped, with their dumbed down education, to see through the propaganda fed to them. When they learn the truth while in action they are horrified.
I think you know it’s superficial to blame a whole country or its military for every act of an organization that expresses only the wishes of psychopaths and which has run out of our control.
“For you the evil that is orchestrated by the oligarchs just arose spontaneously out of American or Western culture”
Wrong — just the opposite. Or, more specifically, the West’s evil “popular culture” breeds consent to ever more criminal insanity on the part of the ruling oligarchy which, in turn, provides new fresh “cultural” inspiration to the West. But now that the prevalent raw contempt among the oligarchy against all and sundry is on full display deliberately — they just committed High Treason by opening up EU’s borders in cooperation with Turkey, mind you — the little people have come under stress and strain. Global Apartheid is being dismantled, and hence the glorious wars abroad are rapidly becoming a curse rather than a blessing to the Western heimat.
As an American I find BOTH Nussiminen’s extreme vitriol and Penelope’s compassion just about equally valid. Both oppose the satanic western elites. But there is a difference, a division of labor:
Among the little people waking up, N is a strong spur to make them wake up faster, cut the self-pitying crap, and “man up” to their previous gullibility and cowardice, and bear down on the hard work of becoming real men and women. He’s like the drill sargent that calls recruits “girls” and breaks down their ego’s insisting none of them could EVER become real men, ALL of them are eternally wretched and worse than useless. If any at all prove him wrong, that’s not his concern or his function to admit it. They all move on as a group and he’s done with them, while a new group of pathetic losers,sad sacks and “girls” line up in front of him for the same belittling (but basically true!!!!) message. Who is motivated to change? A precious few, if we’re lucky.
Meanwhile, P exhibits True Care for all the victims of the satanic elites, whether they exhibit any resistance to evil and are capable of improving OR…………… have had all of their spirit polluted and sucked out of them and are absolutely hopeless.
They remind me of extreme parents. Well no, N (dad) is extreme, P (mom) is rather more balanced. I can’t quite call N’s attitude toward my fellow Americans “tough love”. Tough, yes. Love??????? If there’s one atom of love in a dump truck load of sheer contempt in his infinite quarry of vitriol, I haven’t detected it. Yet. Nevertheless I find his vitriol valuable because the hour is so late, the situation so dire, that it seems a bit of unbalance in favor of the Left Brain Sacred Masculine (justifiably pissed off father!!!) is needed whereas normal healthy balance (P) is a bit mild for present circumstances……………
But if some of the quality of Penelope were not somewhere in this land, we’d all have to sing this spiritual: boys https://youtu.be/KiJx1Hbn_KM
and girls https://youtu.be/QedPOq2gi7U
I thank you BOTH!! But to honor True Care, Penelope, for you: https://youtu.be/GksRp42s3S8
I absolutely agree with you Saker.
Always remember the EU was an “Imperial Plot” to control Europe and guess who hatched it?
“One of the most interesting US covert operations in postwar Europe was the funding of the European Movement. The European Movement was an umbrella organization which led a prestigious, if disparate, group of organizations urging rapid unification in Europe, focusing their efforts upon the Council of Europe, and counting Winston Churchill, Paul-Henri Spaak, Konrad Adenauer, Leon Blum and Alcide de Gasperi as its five Presidents of Honour…
“Most ACUE funds originated with the CIA.”
“Russia simply cannot do it. Her economy is way too small…”
Hmmm. It’s already obvious that this article was written by someone who is far from sympathetic to Russia, far from objective, and indeed far from knowing (or admitting, anyway) facts that can be seen in 30 seconds with Google. Wikipedia, which is often strongly biased, has this to say: “In 2014, the Russian economy was the sixth largest in the world by PPP and tenth largest at market exchange rates. Between 2000 and 2012 Russia’s energy exports fueled a rapid growth in living standards, with real disposable income rising by 160%. In dollar-denominated terms this amounted to a more than sevenfold increase in disposable incomes since 2000. In the same period, unemployment and poverty more than halved and Russians’ self-assessed life satisfaction also rose significantly”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Russia
“…she is already struggling with trying to restore law and order in Crimea (which is proving very hard, as the local mob is already trying to return the way it operated under Ukrainian control)”.
Absoloute garbage. It is crystal clear to all readers of The Saker (and anyone else who follows objective sources of world news) that virtually everyone in Crimea is far happier than they ever were under the rule of Kiev. If “the local mob” (whoever that may be) is so keen on the old ways, I am sure the roads to Kiev are wide open for them to follow. Let them go there and enjoy!
“Furthermore, Russia will have to pay for the Donbass, that is pretty obvious”.
Well, Russia has already paid a good deal to protect the people of Novorossia against the genocidal “punishment” attacks of Kiev and its Nazis. And no doubt it will continue to pay whatever is needed. But if the suggestion is that Russia would actually pay Kiev compensation for Novorossia, that is absolutely ridiculous. To start with, Mr Putin has made it perfectly clear that Russia would not take Novorossia as a gift. Furthermore, its fate is a matter for its inhabitants.
“So Russia is really maxed out”.
Yes, obviously. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
The Swedish Defence Minister is Peter Hultqvist.
“what the US and the EU did in the Ukraine (and elsewhere, really) was fantastically stupid. But the US can afford such mistakes“
Whats the problem for the US ?
They have destroyed a country on Russias border. Broken economics ties between EU and Russia. Demonised Europe with Russian aggression. Created a flow of slave labour into Europe. Used refugees to help dessolve national identities. Created the endless terrorist war orwell predicted. Created the conditions for a police state. Increased military spending. Damaged Russias economy. Etc. etc
So where’s the mistake !
Europe of course is committing suicide, but isn’t that the plan.
As for the brain washed euro clowns. There just dumb animals following orders while the bewildered herd turn to big brother for protection.
Clear proof that when you control the media you control everything
correction….when you control the money…..
you control everything and everyone.
media, politicians, presidents and kings.
Not sure thats true. If you had a few billion in the bank could you control mi6 propaganda – no you couldnt. But if you control the media could you destroy anyone with a few billion – yes you could.
The medieval church is another example. They controlled what people thought and were very wealthy, but the wealth came from controlling believe and not the other way around.
A controlled media decides what people believe and therefore who gets elected, if presidents are forced to resign, they decide who is the enemy, who is the hero, what is good, what is bad. They can demonise the rich or demonise the poor. destroy the innocent or destroy the guilty.
When you control what people think you control society, the facts are of no interest to the masses. In a shoot out between the media and wealth a controlled media will win. And will always win because wealth and power comes from controlling the masses. Logically then, wealth and media will merge but I suspect that power and wealth are the result of media control and not the other way around.
Ukraine is a mess. They confused the Down Syndrome flag for their own Ukrainian flag.
I haven’t decided if this confusion is hilarious or pitiful.
Carmel by the Sea
Carmel, I’d say it is a touching example of the spiritual phenomenon of synchronicity, reminding us to have tender, True Care for the unconscious victims of the 2014 Kiev Maidan, utilizing our right brain Sacred Feminine quality of compassion, while our left brain Sacred Masculine pursues the perpetrators (Nuland, Piaff, etc) til the ends of the earth, and while the R -Complex of the anti-NWO collective brain consciousness is employed in Donbass, Syria and elsewhere to mobilize effective force necessary to defeat the evil violence of their mind-controlled dogs of war and Chaos.
It’s all about spiritual balance, which the Enemy of Humanity lacks. So with balance, ascending in the “middle way” to higher consciousness, we can defeat them.
Former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) militant Hashim Thaci was treated to a lavish inauguration ceremony on Friday, the ceremony attended by over a thousand guests from 50 countries, including diplomats from states which recognize Kosovo, which broke off from Serbia in 2008.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160408/1037702100/thaci-kosovo-presidency-analysis.html#ixzz45FLBPalF
Australia has a ditzy crone for a defence minister too.
I have noted that woman are elevated to the top spot when a great fall is expected/planned.
Australia has a nascent colour revolution schema being put in place for it: The states of Western Australia and Queensland and maybe even the Northern Territory are be secessionistically primed. And quite interestingly the U.S has a base in the NT and in WA just waiting for a call for support when the big day comes.
WA is one of the principal spearheads – 4000km distant from its eastern most cousins and holding the greater proportion of minerals of hydrocarbons. The NT and the top 1/3 of Queensland seem reasonable bases for new states.West Papua sits just a short distance between Darwin and the Equator. The Indonesians have a lot of trouble believing the Darwin centred troop rotations aren’t aimed in actuality at severing Java from the Sunder Islands Sarawak and the treasure trove of Papua.
Australia is about to find out the hard way about the difference between friends and interests. And it’s a pity…
Poor cow got a kiss from Oleg Lyashko.
“The leader of the Radical Party of Ukraine Oleg Lyashko brought some farmers with their cows to the building of the Cabinet of Ministers in Kiev at a meeting for the increase of the purchase prices for milk. It turns out he’s very fond of cows”–Liveleak
Carmel by the Sea
The Western Zionist Globalist elites plan concerning Ukraine was 100% success. With a carefully organized coup d’etat, they have managed to transform Ukraine into their protectorate and now they move to integrate Ukraine’s economy into the system of neoliberal globalization.
Numerous western “advisers” have come to Ukraine and propose plans about the privatization of state owned industry, the liberalization of trade, and the opening up of the economy to multinational corporations.
The consequences for Ukraine economy and Ukrainian people will be disastrous.
That doesn’t mean that things were good for post soviet Ukraine. From 1990 onwards, Ukraine is in dissaray. From a major world industrial power (as part of Ussr), it is now the poorest country of Europe and it’s economy has been systematically looted by oligarchs (many of whom of Jewish extraction with Israeli passports )
The western elites don’t really care if Ukraine implodes. What they care is that they transformed Ukraine into an anti-Russian protectorate. The Ukraine EU association agreement will cause damage to Ukraine economy as it’s markets will flood with German products whereas Ukranian products will find no buyers because of low value, outdated technology etc
Even though the western powers started all this, they systematically accuse Russia of “invasion” and put sanctions against the Russian economy. The so called diplomatic talks are another western ploy. The western Hypocrisy and double standards are well known……
The pressure against Russia will continue.
For Russia to resist, it needs to take measures to protect it’s economy . Withdrawing from WTO and rebuilding it’s industrial base are necessary.
Another DEFEAT for the US neoCON Zionist war mongers. Good for the Dutch people for speaking up. Now, we the people in the USA, must demand these war mongers who lie us into war and overthrow Governments be put into prison where they belong.
As a jeremiad this is hard to beat.
Russia got out of a hole. So it can be done.
What advice for Europe?
Agreed with much of this, but it’s perhaps a bit overstated, and ISIS is not a long, painful war it’s a sideshow. Well, it’s not a sideshow in the Middle East and parts of North Africa, but it’s a sideshow in the EU, and I mean that both in the sense that it’s unimportant and in the sense that what importance it does have is mainly about entertainment and fleecing the marks.
Shorn of speculation about impact, the bare bones of what The Saker is saying about what will happen with respect to Ukraine is that the place will continue disintegrating economically and politically, there will be lots of people emigrating, and many of them will end up in the EU, saddling it with yet more refugees it’s not wild about hosting. Further, the effort to stave off collapse in Ukraine will cost the EU money. And, politically, when the EU finally washes its hands of the whole thing, it will look perfidious. Those are all bad things, but are they fatal? The “perfidious” thing is a “so what else is new?” issue. The immigrants aren’t a huge deal–they already have tons from all over, a few more will be a pain but not a qualitatively different problem from the one they already have. The money is like a number of other expenses the EU is going to end up with due to the short-termist rapacity of EU financial elites: Individually and even collectively they would be only a moderate headache if it weren’t for the financial design of the EU, the Euro and the ECB. That financial design is so skewed to the short term interests of rentier banksters that it seems created for failure in terms of the EU member states. With a normal currency, they’d basically be able to print more money to get themselves out of these messes, but the European Central Bank is not supposed to do that, and only seems willing to cheat and do it anyway if the money (Quantitative Easing) is going straight to the financiers. It is possible that Ukraine bailouts will be the straw that breaks that camel’s back, but more likely IMO that whatever tubes the Euro goes down would have happened with or without Ukraine. As I say, it seems designed to fail; ultimately, they either fix it or the Eurozone at least will start breaking up.
ISIS attacks–I think The Saker is falling victim to the whole “War on Terror” moral panic. From a somewhat different side and drawing different conclusions, but still accepting the core “This is very fearsome and the public should be very afraid” media message. This is understandable in the sense that the Russian experience with terrorism in Chechnya was not just a moral panic, and so someone looking at the situation through a Russian lens and drawing parallels from that experience will be predisposed to see a serious problem. But it’s not a serious problem for the EU at all. From an EU policymaker perspective, ISIS and similar attacks on EU soil are fairly minor, acceptable blowback for their foreign policy stance vis-a-vis the Middle East, with two valuable silver linings in that they can be used for propaganda purposes to help unify the EU against an outside enemy, and they can be used to legitimize increased police-state powers for EU governments, which can then be used against more worrying (to them) forms of dissent which are likely to come up as the EU continues its broad campaign of austerity, wage reduction, attacks on unionization, cuts to social programs et cetera–basically of cuts to the public’s standard of living. The only real risk ISIS attacks pose for EU powerbrokers is that they could help one of the hard right, nationalist anti-EU political parties come to power. But in practice that is unlikely to matter; they’ll be brought around to what is “politically possible” (ie palatable to EU elites) one way or another before they ever reach office.
I feel that the attacks such as at Paris or Brussels are actually masking the real problem. If such attacks were the only problem you would be right that they are, though shocking, relatively small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. However, the jihadist presence in Europe is far more widespread and diffuse than these isolated terror cells such as at Molenbeeck. It would appear that there is reason for skepticism toward a possibly cozy relation between these cells, their actors and the authorities, in any event.
However, many jihadists have been quite open about their ambition to impose sharia law on all of Europe, whether that be through demographics or other means. One of the other means is infiltration of government and private organizations such as phone companies, transportation companies and authorities, intelligence and police, etc. These people are masters at exploiting every perceived weakness and applying relentless pressure for achieving their goals. Giving in to them is just an invitation to demand yet more concessions. They also work through intimidation, discrete or blatant. They are single-minded and supple. Thinking that they only engage in blowing up metro stations, etc is to sell them short. Over the centuries they have become masters of dissimulation and hiding their game from lazyminded people who instinctively turn away from what they refuse to see, though unconciously they know what is in store for them. I rather think Putin would agree, given that he said that “we are as the dust on their shoes for them.”
Why this refusal to see reality? Because modern people, particularly in rich countries, with the decline of belief in a Savior who came specifically to unbar the gates of heaven by defeating the enemy of all humans, Satan, the devil, whose hatred is so virulent that it cannot be grasped by the materialist mind, have become desensitized to evil, almost as if they have been dulled by drugs. Jesus casting out demons is a centerpiece of his mission, but that is precisely what is unacceptable to the enlightened. They have thereby become incapable of reacting. Europe is doomed.
What “many jihadists” may have been quite open about has nothing to do with what is realistic. Here in Canada we have little groups of fascist white supremacists who are “quite open” about their desire to establish an overtly racist legal system in Canada. They come from a large racial group (whites) and belong to a well-represented religion (Christians). And they are dreaming in technicolor, and anyone who imagines that the general mass of white Christians in Canada will back their play because of shared ethnicity and religious background is a moron.
Similar things apply to the apocalyptic propaganda of “many jihadists” with respect to Europe, only more so. France has a bit under 10% Muslim population. The current wave of mass immigration might push that to 11% or 12%. Among that 11 or 12% are enough jihadists to mount a few terrorist operations. But sharia law? Could we get real? That’s not anything like enough to create such a political change, especially since probably most of the Muslims in France don’t even want Sharia law, even for themselves let alone anyone else. Maybe you could mount 3% of the French population as a constituency for Sharia law. Maybe.
And elsewhere it’s even stupider. The Muslim population in Germany is 5.4%. Add a million more and it would still only be heading for 7%. Geeze, when I looked it up I was expecting way more.
But by all means tell me about all the cases in history where a smallish, poor minority with little political representation imposed its legal system on the majority in a country. I can’t think of a time, ever. It’s hysterical nonsense. Geeze, in my city (Vancouver) we got 30% Asians (not even counting all the folks from India, the Filipinos etc etc) and we might grumble a bit about all-Chinese signs in Richmond or Chinese multimillionaires bidding up property prices, but we don’t run around like chickens with our heads cut off spinning apocalyptic conspiracy theories about how they’re gonna Take Over and impose Confucianism on our butts. Mostly we just enjoy the great food. Europeans imagining the Muslim hordes are going to impose Sharia should seriously chill.
Said by someone who lives in Vancouver. You would need to live in a European country with a high percentage of immigrants for an extended period of time to have a feel for the changes that are occuring. Their is definitely more tension in the air and people feel less secure about going out at night and are more conscious of neighborhoods to avoid. They are gradually beginning to feel intimidated, which, in itself is the beginning of sharia.
For those of us who are outright victims of jihadists, it is already sharia, pur et dur.
You don’t actually know what Sharia is, do you?
The Rules of Omar are incorporated in Sharia.
Purple library guy,
Even a cursory review of countries that have been taken over by Islam will reveal that it starts with small numbers.
Projection of your own world view, does not automatically mean that the “other” shares your views. This is bad logic of the freshman (not even sophomoric) kind.
Islam is a political- theocratic belief and control system. It was invented by highly neanderhtalic semites and encodes their psychosexual and amygdala scepters in law. It is a one-god control paternalistic control system, which would have its analog in the the animal kingdom, such as that of cynopithacoids, like baboons and some monkeys.
Yes, some Islamics are kind good people, but looking a little deeper we find that this “kind” type is among already consensual people, like those of Indonesia. It is also no accident that Iranian Aryans (not semites) created Bahai, an Islamic offshoot -which overturned and rejected most of the post Medina pyschopathology of Islam.
When you get a bad wetware/malware religion as thought construct, and a people who are susceptible to it, then there is a foregone conclusion. You will have bad outputs, perhaps even the fall of advanced civilization.
The place where I went to school is now a neighborhood where I wouldn’t want to live even if they gave me a house for free.
I still remember the Monday morning a few years back when the so-called “ISIS/L” (or whatever they call them from week to week) was unleashed upon the American (global) media; the greatest booster, promoter of this so called terror group really. I always thought of it merely as a deception operation from the beginning imho. Propaganda films produced to the highest standards of Hollywood. Beheadings of journalists (the message; too dangerous to report the real truth) to provoke fear in the populations, the mainstream media shoved this down our throats. Every devious, violent and all other allegations of depravity were constantly amplified and shown over and over. They even had a mascot (Jihadi John) C’mon. So no, I never took this “Daesh” as it was sold. They are merely the paid fanatical mercenaries of Qatar, Turkey, Saudi, CIA, others as has been said over and over. The elite only want Daesh to be feared by the people. They don’t fear their own pawns.
When the global media was fretting over IS when they started taking over in Iraq, the RAF Tornados would complete their bombing runs without dropping a single bomb. It’s all theater. Deception. RT was running this story:
Democracy is possible only when citizens control– or at least minimize the damage of– govts empowered to manage their own currency and credit, their own bilateral trade relations, and their own immigration. We must add to this their sovereignty over energy policy, and the necessity to free science from govt diktat. A usurping global oligarchy continues to give itself form through the Fed/IMF system, World Bank, BIS, WTO and the more recent multilateral trade agreements. And their new self-empowerments through the “voluntary” Paris accords on energy, the delineation of which will give them the major elements of Agenda 21, and certainly control of development.
Putin’s Words seem to be entirely controlled by the “Atlantic Integrationists”:
Putin: The unipolar world is simply a means of justifying dictatorship over people and countries. Penelope: A multipolar world comprised of the same institutions is an oligarchy. If you reassemble the parts of a cuckoo clock while dreaming of chiming bells, you will get . . . a cuckoo.
Putin: I am certain that if there is a will, we can restore the effectiveness of the international and regional institutions system. We do not even need to build anything anew, from the scratch; this is not a “greenfield,” especially since the institutions created after World War II are quite universal and can be given modern substance, adequate to manage the current situation.
Penelope: No one wants to give modern substance to the institutions created after WWII. Replace the Fed/central bank system w fully autonomous national banks which express the sovereignty of each nation by creating their own currency and credits like before WWII. It was Stalin’s refusal to join this system that rebuilt Russia into the second most powerful country in the world. Who wants to manage the current situation? It’s only good for the bankers & the oligarchs. We want monetary, trade, and immigration policies decided by the citizens of each country, not by a multinational institution in which we are pawns.
Putin: we need a new global consensus of responsible forces. It’s not about some local deals or a division of spheres of influence in the spirit of classic diplomacy, or somebody’s complete global domination. I think that we need a new version of interdependence. We should not be afraid of it. On the contrary, this is a good instrument for harmonising positions.
Penelope: We already have interdependence. It’s called trade. We don’t want a global govt which somehow “preserves sovereignty.” Yeah.
Strelkov: Russia, as a self-sufficient great power, has a chance to preserve itself through the death of this global project which is, in my opinion, simply satanic.
Putin is capable of learning, so his thinking on such matters may change over time, as the context changes.
The support for independent Trump and independent Sanders in the States, Putin’s global popularity despite unprecedented attempts at demonizing him, and the public comments sections, that en masse repudiate countless corporate media attempts at foisting officially sanctioned bs narratives on the public, are signs of significant change and awakening – perhaps a real sea change – at the grassroots.
NATO was initially created to make (the then) USSR focus on nearer targets in Europe rather than in the US. That changed a little with the development of ICBMs but the AngloZionists were confident that their long desired war (e.g. Operation Unthinkable) could happen without going nuclear. That view is confirmed by NATO’s placement of token troops ever nearer to the borders of Russia. Thus Europe would remain the intended wasteground to be destroyed as part of the price for destroying Russia.
Well… the EU Plutocrats are so confident that their non-stop propaganda on any issue that goes against the people’s very own interest (borderlining on psychological abuse, IMHO) worked the wonders they expected… they think they can say whatever, however illogical, and the people will buy it.
First example; just like with Americans and most Westerners, Europeans have been fed a steady diet for years (if not decades) of the tripe that any rise in wages would be counterproductive and bring about ‘dreadful’ things like inflation.
So! In relation to Brexit, we had a business bozo (pro-EU, and pro UK staying in the EU, of course), actually admitting that if the UK exits the EU wages will rise… oh! But that’s not necessarily “a good thing.” According to him, of course :/
The ridicule he was subjected to by the public, after spewing such nonsense, makes me wonder if he’s showing his face in public nowadays at all.
But his kind tend to be so shameless that he probably is, regardless of the contempt looks and evil-eyes he gets.
Point being; his propagandizing in favor of staying in the EU and the low wages it ensures, blew spectacularly on his face, in turn boosting the numbers for the OUT of the EU camp, rather than having the opposite effect.
Now, we have yet another example of their seemingly endless arrogance and/or contempt for the little people…
No vote will hit housing market, warns Halifax: Lender accused of peddling ‘scare stories’ over claims referendum could lead to a fall in [house] prices
^ Essentially it means: if the UK votes to leave the EU house prices (which are obscenely overpriced at the moment) will lead to a drop on prices.
And at no point – before these idiots open their mouths – it occurs to them that is precisely what people actually want! Particularly to the under 35’ who can’t afford a place of their own anywhere in the UK at the moment.
I predict this will be yet another unexpected boost to the Brexit camp. More ‘blowback’ coming their way…
It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic, only if these megalomaniacs’ ‘policies’ didn’t actually affect the lives of real people in the real world… then it would be, quite frankly; hilarious!
Trouble is… they’re so out of touch with the hopes and whishes of the masses, toppled with their misplaced faith in their ‘propaganda bullhorns’ [ = western MSM and the presstitutes working for them] doing such a stellar job at totally brainwashing the population into believing the interests of the 1% comes before their own….
They’re so utterly delusional, I’d say we’re approaching a ‘let them eat cake’ Marie Antoinette moment.
The Dutch referendum shows that people, given a choice, don’t wanna be left with picking up the tab for the basket-case Ukraine is. And they’re the only ones who managed to get a referendum on the matter [thanks to all those Dutch 300K plus signers, demanding a referendum to be held on the first place, btw].
But I’d wager, if the rest of the EU citizens were asked, their answer would also be… screw Ukraine!
Excellent piece, this is actually how I see things from Italy. Unfortunately I end up talking to the mirror because people in general are totally unaware of what is going on. I do not think to know it all but the big picture is so clear that it is almost impossible not to see it if you want to scratch the surface (with your nails is just enough). Honest Europeans or Americans just tell me that they do not know anything about all this and the “smarter” ones just parrot what they watch on TV to show they are up to date…. The reality is that the westerners interested to know, to understand, to dig a little bit deeper to understand what our representatives do to other peoples (and to ourselves) is a minority in the best case. I am trying to explain this to my small children to see if I can add 2 more! Hasta la vista.
There will be no change in Europe until the strangling and monopolistic control of the MSM is lifted. When, for example, an article like this, by The Sake,r will be published (or read and discussed) by any of the mass-communication channels. It is already encouraging that an international community of (approximately) like minded people exists, and that it ranges across borders.
Just as an add-on, I thought that Europe’s mass-(im)migration was an accidental phenomenon dictated by unwonted circumstances. Then I happened to come across the theories (and plans) of Coudenove-Kalergy, the founder of the European Union. This is no “conspiracy-theory” – it is printed in black and white. The new European “nation” will be of one color (like the ancient Egyptians) with no nations, one only language and one race of “ilots” (like the Spartan equivalent of the serfs), ruled by an elite that will blend the best of European nobility and of the “chosen people” (sic).
In this context, I am appalled at the cheek of the pope to fly to the island of Lesbos to show his solidarity with the immigrants. Which would be OK, if only a pope had also travelled to Washington to prevent the Anglozionist Bush from destroying Iraq and the black Anglozionist Obama from destroying Libya and Syria via their proxy ISIL warriors. Not to speak of the ongoing slaughter in various countries by sundry American drones.
I cannot believe that this (mass-migration) phenomenon is a “natural” consequence of unpredicted and unpredictable events. The game ‘s afoot and the (essentially) helpless and unrepresented Europeans have no current means to protect their asses.
After this article and the one on immigration, it would be useful to have the Saker’s positive programme on what is to be done.
Even though the Netherlanders voted overwhelmingly “No!” Over 60% of Netherlanders are obedient by habit and gestapo mentality to Washington. To suggest that this is suicide in public gets people in the polite society to immediately turn their backs,covertly eyeing you with open hate when able to do so.And offer assassination attempts all the time. The medical professions across Europe are being and have been, carefully destroyed since before 9/11. Doctor assassinations are still frequent as are doctor suicides, in fact the suicide rate of doctors in Netherlands and in Switzerland were the highest they had ever been since suicides were begun counted, in 2012. In 2011 during a routine dental implant, it was used to secret an interactive electronic chip into my brain though nasal avenues and shot with explosives into my brain targeting the heart and the digestion centers from where the entire brain has been scanned for five years straight. It is not difficult to assassinate using it. Tried this last year at the end of 2015, as the cancer, also brain chip induced, was not bad enough to kill. After the cancer, ovarian, was found with strange configurations, a brain “electrical plug” was pulled to create massive skull and joint damages from a massive fall on bathroom cement floor I was not supposed to survive, or only minimally…just before the cancer operation. Causing massive memory loss which has all returned over the last 4 months. Bones from the fall all healed normally and quickly. To great anger in Washington, specifically that of Mrs William Clinton, and now, Erdogan. I live in a older person home where no-one can live under 555 years old, but someone moved onto my 4th floor in order to monitor my flat on a regular basis. Even while I sleep, going through a front door with 1,400 euros worth of best keys. You see, my sleep can be increased to drugged sleep so deep one hears nothing.
I can be removed and stolen out any time, no problem, or dropped over the porch wall.I was let knw since Spring 2015 that cameras would monitor my every move 24/7, from the outside as well as inside listening devices as well as everything I write on computer. Complete lack of privacy is know to kill, this is the US intent of using 100% surveillance.Which Netherlands has agreed to. Most of the 60% who approve of US meddling I mentioned earlier, did not vote in the referendum at all.
JEeeeeEEzzz.. Mr Saker! If only you knew how much I appreciate your writings! Spot on again and again and again.. it is as if you have the holy spirit by your side. . that guides you and leads in every droplet of ink that you put to the paper. I don’t comment much, I always feel I can’t really add any value as I am not (obviously) as educated and informed as most of your frequent commentators.. whom of some I admire as much as I do you. However, there is not one day that go by that I don’t visit your site, for more than a year. I have read each and every article analysis comment sandbox you name it I am addicted to this. So I just want to say thank you. I appreciate every bit of this community. I learn so much not just from you but also from all your readers and the people that comment here. So a big thank you to everybody! I appreciate all of you as well! It’s awesome and fascinating. However, sometimes I get depressed. I get depressed cause I can’t talk to the people around me about what I have learned so far. People in my country, at my work in my family and friends and everybody around me, the guy in the bar the customer at my table etc.. they don’t know what’s going on. I can’t speak to anyone about this, they just believe what they see on CNN BBC local news papers, news MSM is their information house. It makes me angry and upset and sad. Please never stop what you are doing. Love and peace from Africa, you have travelled a great deal but you haven’t been to South Africa. I hope you will come here one day, I strongly believe that my country will be a save haven when all he’ll break loose.
Poor Fogherini is crying! :(( Is she crying because of all the people she’s killed?
What would be interesting is a list of all refugee-related incidents of all of Europe of a single day.
The European Union has turned into a ‘chicken coop where the chickens have scattered in all directions’, says German political scientist Alexander Rahr, commenting on the implications of the results of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
According to the expert, the ‘disintegration’ of the EU project is not at stake, but the referendum served as another sign that the collapse of the political aspect of a united Europe may soon be at hand.
“The European Union is unlikely to fall apart right now. But it seems to me that the end of Europe’s political union has arrived, since, as has been demonstrated once again, the mechanism that exists in the EU requiring a consensus in crucial decisions does not work,” Rahr said, in an interview for the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.
Demonstrators who support the yes vote of an EU referendum and those who support the no vote protest at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands April 3, 2016
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61.1% Dutch Against EU-Ukraine Association, Turnout 32.2%
“On the whole, we can see that the EU, in recent months, has been unable to make decisions by consensus; this is true in so far as sanctions against Russia are concerned – new sanctions have not been thought up, but at the same time the old sanctions are not removed; it’s also true as far as the issue of refugees is concerned. A deadlock has emerged, showing the feebleness of Brussels’ policy.”
The problem, Rahr said, runs very deep. Within the vast EU bureaucracy, in spite of the idea of continental unity, every official continues to advocate his or her narrow national political, economic and geopolitical interests, rather than common ‘European’ interests.
“Within this huge bureaucratic monster, the national interests of individual states never disappeared. And each commissar or department head continues to consider themselves first of all a Pole, an Estonian or a German, rather than simply a European.”
“Therefore, a real European identity was constructed only on paper; in reality it does not exist. And when the EU began to falter, its current leaders proved unable to make any decisions. The institution is like a hen house where the chickens have scattered in all directions, all shouting something. But there is no leader, no main rooster, who would put things in order,” the analyst emphasized.
Dutch member of the Socialist Party (SP) Harry van Bommel hands out flyers against a referendum on the association treaty with Ukraine, in The Hague, on April 5, 2016
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Kiev Waiting for Dutch Proposals to Address ‘Referendum Situation’
Commenting specifically on Dutch voters’ rejection of the EU-Ukraine association deal, Rahr said that he sees it as an indication of the cracks emerging between European elites and their publics. “In their mentality, the Dutch somewhat resemble the British. The results of the referendum in the Netherlands are the first sign that the lower classes, i.e. the people of Europe, are beginning to protest against those at the top. They want to see a less bureaucratic Europe, which would do little more than protect citizens’ interests,” instead of “conjuring heroes of the refugees and creating an ideological superstructure over the European Union.”
The referendum, he emphasized, was a big blow to both European and Ukrainian elites, including President Poroshenko, “who sought to demonstrate that he is implementing the dream of part of the Ukrainian people and leading the country to the West.” As for Brussels, for them “the agreement was necessary for those politicians who used Ukraine for their own careers and put all their energies into the Maidan.”
“Now, the Ukrainians have been given a clear message: Europe, which had promised them a great deal, is in no hurry to fulfill its promises. The results of the referendum are a blow not only to the further prospects of Ukraine itself, but to other countries of the Eastern Partnership associated with the EU,” ostensibly including Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Demonstrators call for people to vote no in the EU referendum during a protest at Dam Square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands April 3, 2016.
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Dutch Ukraine-EU Referendum Results Put a ‘Nexit’ on the Horizon
Moreover, Rahr suggested, “if a similar referendum was held in other EU countries, the result, I think, would be similar to the Dutch one. People [did not] vote against Ukraine because they do not like Ukrainians. In reality, the majority of Europeans simply do not want a further enlargement of the EU; they fear a new flow of refugees; they fear criminals flowing in to the Old World from the east and south.”
“Ordinary people feel uncomfortable; they feel that European culture is changing. This is not a right-wing populist slogan, but the sentiment felt in Europe.”
In any case, Rahr noted, Brussels, and the EU’s major national leaders, will not change their trajectory as a result of the referendum. “The bureaucracy in Brussels who tied their political careers to this association, like Mrs. Merkel, for example, or the French government, cannot simply accept that the game is lost, or that there will be no association. It is possible that some half-measures may be taken, as happens with solutions to other problems in united Europe,” including Britain, or Greece.
Ultimately, as far as what happens next for Europe, the political scientist suggested that the supranational bloc may end up reverting to its status as a common economic platform, and move away from united politics.
“I think it’s too early to bury the EU, but I think that it will turn more and more to what it has always been – a common market, thanks to which Europe saw the formation of a unique economic and social system, where people, for decades after the Second World War, lived better than they had ever before. But we must acknowledge that the idea of a political union…a United States of Europe with some center, which makes decisions in Brussels or via a mechanism for making decisions by consensus, has failed completely.”
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20160408/1037690625/european-union-rahr-interview.html#ixzz45VLBZBNk
It’s not the European people who have been “living in the wrong world”, but only a political class that has restricted themselves to the one-dimensional view of some smart power-point-presentations on transatlantic network meetings.
But I wonder how the Saker can maintain the illusion that Europeans still need to detect that voting doesn’t change anything. How could the Greek miss that fact? How the Spanish? How Portugal?
The other illusion is to think seriously that anybody on this earth will pay Ukraine’s debt. What is debt? An obligation, signed by people who – in case of Ukraine – were not entitled to sell Ukraine’s capital, which is: its ground, its resources and its human capacities. The same as in the rest of Europe.
Toppling the ruling elite and ignoring the obligation they have created is simply the same step. Getting rid of both is simply to ignore the paper value of the dollar and return to real values.
The whole system is about to collaps: that is why it has been running mad in the last couple of years. Keeping up structures for survival from below is what is required now.
I suppose Europeans are rather prepared for it than US citizens.
It seems our political elite – what the Spanish call “the caste” – sees the refugees as cheap labor, necessary for our economy. I’m not so sure this will work. In the meantime, refugees cause social unrest. See for instance this map of Germany: every dot represents a crime, committed this year. Light-blue waves are sexual aggression in public swimming pools; orange is robbery and theft; dark blue is criminal assault; black is homicide, both attempted and successful. This is a long way from providing humanitarian relief, as claimed by the left, or providing cheap labour for the economy, as claimed by the right. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z12D0zt-V4iI.kXGfjpzjOS1Q&hl=en_US
Great article but the pictures really say it all
Proof that the EU, a Zionist project, is a 100% dictatorship.
Reaction by a Europeist after the Dutch referendum.
This is the third time I have read this. It is brilliant, and very true. The EU had done “Suicide 2002”.
Merkel is a traitor and should be removed. Well, so is Barosso, and his retirement is going swimmingly.
The whole European Union should be scrapped if, for no other reason the the US has been directing it like a puppeteer moves his puppets in all the ways against every interest any puppet might have.
America needed the EU to implode. Done. It is easier for US to manipulate one EU than each of the 28 EU states separately. So,going back to individual states makes most safe sense. The US will fight tooth and nail for the EU to remain standing.But, for Europe to survive, the EU must be scrapped.
Government opts out of Agreement on Free Movement of Persons and Goods in order to preserve local employment opportunities.
The government announced its decision to not apply the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons and Goods in the country. The government maintains that applying the agreement in Germany would undermine its efforts to provide employment opportunities for its citizens, one of its top priorities.
The government has made strong efforts to manage illegal immigration in recent years and has adopted several procedures and restrictions for foreign workers in order to ensure that foreigners do not take employment opportunities from its citizens.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Common sense, isn’t it? Now, which country has taken these sensible measure? Germany? Sweden? No, it’s Equatorial Guinea, on the west coast of Africa.
You can practically sense the disgust much of the world now feels towards Europe. There’s no strength, civilizational wisdom, humility, or acceptance of reality in Europe now. And they seem determined to create additional problems that are potentially even worse in the longer term. Russia is a rational actor and if Europe stops pompously baiting Russia, a workable truce could be reached. There’s no such consolation with Wahhabist terrorism, which will just keep metastasizing and wrecking Europe city by city … turning more areas of the continent into smoking ruins. And such an insurgency with so many fighters available now and with more coming in each month, will be all but impossible to fight. It’ll be just running street fights, buildings set ablaze, multiple coordinated terror attacks, on and on and on. And Europe 100% invited this on themselves. Amazing.
LOL :) The photo-comparison is rather amusing and self-clarifying :)
100% true. As EU citizen I wouldn like ukraine nazis to live in same space as I am.
Also dont see Russia as an enemy but have a lot of reserves about this so called allie named USA that only wants to dominate other states and world economy by any means possible.
EU politicians are well known traitors , this is one of the reasons why more than 40% of EU people dont vote , we dont believe in any of them.
I used to be a military , a seargent , would fight for my country and for our allies …but would not fight for any of these EU politicians nor for any USA war.