Biden hinted US wants Russia ‘back in the fold’ but Putin won’t being leaving China’s embrace any time soon
By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at AsiaTimes
Let’s start with the written word.
In Geneva, the US and Russia issued a joint statement where “we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”
Assorted Dr. Strangeloves will cringe – but at least the world has it in writing, and may breathe a sigh of relief with this breakthrough of sorts. That doesn’t mean that a “non-agreement capable” US industrial-military complex will abide.
Moscow and Washington also committed to engage in an “integrated bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue in the near future that will be deliberate and robust.” The devil in the details is in which “near future” the dialogue will progress.
A first step is that ambassadors are returning to both capitals. Putin confirmed that the Russian Foreign Ministry and the State Department will “start consultations” following the new START-3 treaty extension for five years.
Equally important was the actual Rosebud in Geneva: the Minsk protocol. That was one of the key drivers for the White House to actually request the summit to the Kremlin – and not the other way around.
The US establishment was shaken by the lightning-flash military buildup in Russian territory contiguous to Donbas – which was a response to Kiev provocations (Putin: “We conduct exercises on our territory, but we do not conduct exercises dragging equipment and weapons to the US border”).
The message was duly received. There seems to be a change of posture by the US on Ukraine – implying the Minsk protocol is back.
But that can all be – once again – shadow play. Biden said,
“We agreed to pursue diplomacy related to the Minsk agreement.”
To “pursue diplomacy” not necessarily means strictly abiding by a deal already endorsed by the UN Security Council which is being disrespected by Kiev non-stop. But at least it implies diplomacy.
A benign reading would reveal that some red lines are finally being understood. Putin did allude to it: “In general, it is clear to us what our US partners talk about, and they do understand what we say, when it comes to the ‘red lines.’ But I should say frankly that we have not gone as far as placing the emphases in detail and distribute and share something.”
So no detail – at least not yet.
Giving away the game
Talking before boarding Air Force One out of Geneva, a relaxed Joe Biden seems to have given away the game – in a trademark self-deluded way.
He said, “Russia is in a very, very difficult spot right now… They are being squeezed by China. They want desperately to remain a major power.”
This reveals a curious mix between zero knowledge about the complex, always evolving Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership and outright wishful thinking (“squeezed by China”, “desperate to remain a major power”).
Russia is a de facto major power. Yet Putin’s vision of complete Russian sovereignty can only flourish in a true multipolar world coordinated by a Concert of Sovereigns: a realpolitik-based Balance of Power.
That’s in sharp contrast to the unipolarity privileged by the Hegemon, whose establishment considers any political player calling for sovereignty and multipolarity as a sworn enemy.
This cognitive dissonance certainly was not removed by what Putin, Biden and their extended teams discussed at Villa La Grange.
It’s quite enlightening to revive the arc from Anchorage to Geneva – which I have been chronicling for Asia Times for the past three months. In Alaska, China was hurled into a dingy environment and received with insults at the diplomatic table – responded in kind by the formidable Yang Jiechi. Compare it with the Hollywood-style ceremonial in Geneva.
The difference in treatment offered to China and Russia once again gives away the game.
US ruling elites are totally paralyzed by the Russia-China strategic partnership. But their ultimate nightmare is that Berlin will understand that once again they are being used as cannon fodder – which they are as it’s been clearly visible throughout the Nord Stream 2 saga.
That might eventually propel Berlin into the ultimate Eurasian alliance with Russia-China. The recently signed Atlantic Charter signals that the ideal scenario for the Anglo-Americans – shades of WWII – is to have Germany and Russia as irreconcilable opposites.
So the main American goal in the somewhat quirky Putin-Biden photo op (Putin smirk meets Biden looking into the distance) was to trick Putin into thinking Washington wants Russia “back into the fold”, moving Moscow away from Beijing and avoiding a triple alliance with Berlin.
What about regional stability?
There were no substantial leaks from Geneva – at least not yet. We don’t know whether Lavrov and Blinken actually did much of the talking when only the four of them – plus translators – were in the library room.
At the extended meeting, notorious Maidan cookie distributor Victoria ‘F**k the EU’ Nuland had a seat on the table. That might imply that even if US-Russia agree on nuclear stability, regional stability remains largely off the table (Putin: “What is stable in supporting a coup in Ukraine?”)
Biden vaguely referred to US and Russia possibly working together on humanitarian aid to Syria. That was code for Idlib – where NATO’s Turkey is actively supporting jihadis of the al-Nusra kind. Not a word on illegal American occupation of Syrian territory – complete with oil smuggling, and the fact that the real humanitarian crisis in Syria is a direct result of US sanctions.
None of this was asked in both pressers. A passing word on Iran, another passing word on Afghanistan, not even a mention of Gaza.
Putin, in full command of the facts and insisting on logic, was clearly accommodating, emphasizing “no hostility” and “a willingness to understand each other”. Biden, to his credit, said disagreements were not dealt with in a “hyperbolic atmosphere” and his “agenda” is not directed against Russia.
Putin went into extreme detail explaining how Russia is “restoring lost infrastructure” in the Arctic. He’s “deeply convinced” the US and Russia should cooperate in the Arctic.
On cybersecurity, he was adamant that Moscow provided all information on US requests about cyber attacks, but never receives answers from the Americans. He emphasized most cyber attacks originate in the US.
On human rights: “Guantanamo is still working, does not comply with any international law”. And “torture was used in American prisons, including in Europe.”
Very important: they did touch upon, “casually”, the vaccine wars, and the “possibility” was evoked of mutual recognition of vaccines.
For the record: US mainstream media was invited for Putin’s presser – and felt free to lodge accusatory “questions” faithful to the “rogue Kremlin behavior” script while no Russian media whatsoever was allowed on Biden’s presser.
In a nutshell: applying Kissinger’s Divide and Rule to put a spanner in the Russia-China works was D.O.A. when you’re dealing with ultra-savvy players such as Putin and Lavrov.
Putin, in his presser, said, “I have no illusions, and there can be no illusions”. Later, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked if Geneva would lead to the US being removed from Russia’s Unfriendly Nations list: “No…there are no grounds yet.”
Still, there are glimmers of hope. Stranger geopolitical things have happened. If warmongers are sidelined, 2021 might even end up as The Year of Strategic Stability.
Hmm…interesting synchronicity villa ” La Grange”
“A Lagrange point is a location in space where the combined gravitational forces of two large bodies, such as Earth and the sun or Earth and the moon, equal the centrifugal force felt by a much smaller third body. The interaction of the forces creates a point of equilibrium where a spacecraft may be “parked” to make observations.”
Maybe the two opposing forces of Russia and USA can find a point of balance for their observations then intended wishes and objectives sufficiently to progress in harmony.
Interesting analogy. Problem is, the AngloZionist Empire is never satisfied with the status quo. Ever expanding, ever acquisitive, the Empire has always sought total domination and exploitation. Manifest destiny is built into their foundational DNA, the notion that some Europeans were chosen by God to range around the planet, displacing the indigenous, stealing their land and resources, and committing all manner of ethnic cleansing in the process. The Hopi have a word for this, koyaanisqatsi, life out of balance.
Also, Zionism is so much more than Greater Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates. Most Zionists in the USA are so-called Christian. Many of them embrace the political concept that God divided the world between the elected and the unelected, that is, between His chosen few and everyone else deserving of eternal damnation. They long for a cataclysmic final conflict that will bring their warrior Messiah back to Earth to smite all unbelievers, everyone but them. These folks have little interest in negotiating new nuclear treaties with the Russians, far from it they pray for the exact opposite.
Putin said, “In general, it is clear to us what our US partners talk about…”.
“Partners”?! How can the US, who called Putin a killer and a man who has no soul, now be Russia’s “partner”?
It is just Pepe’s typo? Or did Putin make a Freudian slip? If it is a Freudian slip, then US is now Russia’s partner. Maybe my hunch has come true – that Biden has made Putin an offer which he can’t refuse.
Partner is what all other counter-parties are called by Russian officials.
It does not have a business connotation.
Simply put, you can replace it “the other guys” and be comfortable you have the meaning Putin, Lavrov et al intend.
it’s very similar to the courts in canada…all lawyers/crown & defence all refer to the other side as ‘my friend’.
In this part of the Common Law world, they’re called “My learned (learn -ed) friend. I think the Brits say M’learned friend, like they say M’lud, of the presiding judge.
Putin has referred to “US partners” for at least a decade.
Probably since the now his historic speech at the Munich conference of 2007.
My take was the Russians called them Partners due to an insider and slavic sense of humor.
Why are people so upset that Russians refuse to lower themselves to the vulgar, grobian language of the Americans? In doing so they stress the difference between civilized behaviour that should be the norm and the barbarity of their ‘counterparts’.
It is as if these folks are obsessed with semantics while ignoring the results achieved. The hatred which Putin and Lavrov elicit is very well-founded. But, yes, it would be quite ”uplifting” if VVP were to entrust his ”Z” namesake with the troublesome parts of Russia’s diplomatic relations!
Nussiminen. If you are alluding to me, let me assure you that I have no “hatred” whatsoever for Putin or Lavrov.
On the other hand I not only wish them well but pray for them that they may be given wisdom to govern well.
I am still learning about Russian culture and history including their personality which fascinates me.
Sometimes I make a criticism to watch their reaction so as to learn more.
The hatred I mentioned was of course that of the collective West, for crying out loud.
Regarding good intentions and stability–on the loading dock for Ukreich (I borrow the name of the nazi hellhole from a Russian analyst) is another 120 million dollars for deadly weapons and munitions. Thus, Kiev can continue its acceleration of ethnic cleansing and war crimes in the Donbass and build up more nerve to attempt an attack on the major cities and maybe part of the Crimea peninsula.
For diplomatic talks to make progress, this rearmament of the Ukreich nazis should be automatically a no go.
It is not enough to say a red line exists and that is NATO membership.
Russia should begin a similar strategy to that of Israel. Bomb the hell out of all the shipments to Ukreich as soon as the American C-130 leaves the airfield depots. And maybe pockmark the airstrip so other planes can’t land with subsequent shipments.
It is time to end the violations of Minsk 2. Enforce the ceasefire and contact line. Roll back the Ukie tanks and artillery. A few salvos of rockets into the Ukies should do, UAV missiles and some tactical bombing is in order.
It’s the West’s way of doing ‘diplomacy’. Use it.
What recourse has the US? What will NATO do?
Have Putin call Biden, Lavrov call Blinken and Gerasimov call Milley and tell them the end of Ukreich is at hand.
The crimes against humanity trials will begin forthwith.
Indeed and long overdue—since 2015.
Larchmonter, it takes a brave man or a fool to disagree with you, but I beg to question this particular advice: “Russia should begin a similar strategy to that of Israel. Bomb the hell out of all …”
Years ago I overheard a young Israeli settler under the Perez regime on the phone to his mother in London: “We’re bombing the sh*t out of Lebanon”. Then came Hezb 2008. So Israel switched to bombing the sh*t out of Damascus. Then came Hezb, Iran, and Russia 2015. So Israel switched to what they always do, kicking the dog: so they began bombing the sh*t out of Gaza – for the 3rd time. Then came some Iranian missiles out of Gaza 2021. Now a new Israeli regime is wondering: Is it worth repeating the same thing when we know it doesn’t work?
Russia did some effective pinpoint strafing of NATZO’s ISIS vehicles in Syria. They bombed only local NATZO HQ sites, oil trucks and cash trucks carrying salary for ISIS. Let the lesson sink in; AZC leaders are slow learners.
”Russia is in a very, very difficult spot right now… They are being squeezed by China. They want desperately to remain a major power.”
Pindos and geography, especially world geography, remain utterly irreconcilable. Biden’s senility is entirely irrelevant in this regard. Also, isn’t Russia ”squeezed” by merciless ultra-super-duper Western sanctions? Biden should get in contact with Nuland for more ”robust” messages, LOL.
Hahaha! Nobody can “squeeze” Russia. It’s more the other way round as in the famous Russian “bear hug” including a geopolitical bear hug!
Strategic stability or mere posturing; at least we know whom genuinely seeks what! Thank you for these insightful breakdowns, always feel grateful after reading your articles, Boris /one eyed oracle
I suspect Ms. Nuland had a seat at the table, rather than on it.
Ms. Nuland is the type of women who SITS on the table while men are talking. Gives more attention.
pepe wrote…Talking before boarding Air Force One out of Geneva, a relaxed Joe Biden seems to have given away the game – in a trademark self-deluded way.
He said, “Russia is in a very, very difficult spot right now… They are being squeezed by China. They want desperately to remain a major power.”
the game biden gave away is the same schtick that washington has been using since the clinton years and something hillary uses 100% of the time when interfacing the world outside her body.
the game biden gave away is washington and empire are desperate to remain a major power as they watch all that they have taken for granted slowly and not so slowly slip through their fingers
1. china is already a larger economy than the usa and its manufacturing bases boggles the mind compared america
2. russian conventional weaponry is so FAR ahead of what the pentagon fields let alone hgas the capacity produce in the short to medium term they have nuclear weapons to use ir just simply LOSE
3. american youth is a pathetic intellectual example of whats needed to compete against rising eurasia
and these are just 3 concrete realities washington has not a clue how to mitigate let alone reverse
biden is a dim bulb and just vocalized washingtons greatest fears bnot russia
”On human rights: ’Guantanamo is still working, does not comply with any international law’. And ’torture was used in American prisons, including in Europe’.”
Such conduct goes by a different name, mind you: European values. The last statement in the above quote applies to UK prisons as well which Assange proves irrefutably. Moreover, I very sincerely believe Gównopolska is elated with joy and pride hosting CIA torture dungeons on her precious soil. The only truly sad part is that it isn’t Russians being abused by the Roman Catholic Inquisition. That would otherwise have turned the CIA torture dungeons in Gównopolska into an immense success as domestic tourist magnets.
Germany, Russia and China. How grand!! I hope to live to see it happen. German rocket scientists working with Chinese rocket scientists. Russian engineers making tanks with German engineers. Of course a bit of Kobe steak would be nice… Wink wink Tokyo.
Yeah, I’d love to see a similar entente between China and Japan as well, given all the cultural aspects they both share with one another.
Ad German aerospace engineers working with Chinese aerospace engineers on jet engines. That would give the USA nightmares.
‘The US establishment was shaken by the lightning-flash military buildup in Russian territory contiguous to Donbas’
Yes, it seems so!
Biden’s ‘Globalist’ Deep State spent a good part of their 4 years out of office developing plans to reverse all of the losses that they had suffered at the hands of Russia, from Syria to Crimea and Ukraine to Venezuela and more.
Their elaborate scheme, put into action immediately upon Biden taking office, involved lighting up Russia’s entire western border, including the overthrow of Belarus, capturing Crimea, likely Kaliningrad as well, and in the process essentially neutering Russia, militarily and geo-politically. Having neutered Russia, the ‘Globalists’ would then be in a position to confront, and if necessary defeat, China, after which they would be in a position to impose their ‘Great Reset’ on the whole planet.
To see their plans come apart so quickly, through Russia’s ‘lightning-flash military buildup’ as well exposing, for all the world to see, the plotted coup attempt on Belarus, must indeed have shaken the U.S. Deep State. It also set back the ‘Globalists” ‘Great Reset’ and ‘Global Governance’ plans by many months, if not years. Time which they don’t have. How could they have so badly misjudged Russia’s capabilities and intent.
It looks like this summit was all about buying time. Buying time for the ‘Globalists’, after a strategic defeat, to reassess the landscape and develop a new approach to neutralizing Russia and containing China.
It will be interesting to see what this new approach will be.
I think the next stage is a global anti-China crusade unlike anything we’ve seen before, based on manufactured “evidence” that Covid was released from a Chinese laboratory. Reading the tea leaves in the media, it seems like they’ll produce a high-ranking “whistleblower” who will swear that the Chinese government released the virus and produce some Photoshopped documents to that effect. Maybe they’ll bring back Colin Powell to make the accusation.
The first stage (neutralizing Russia) might not have succeeded, but I suspect that they’ll still go forward with the next stage anyway. It’s really their last chance to destroy China.
How many last ‘last chance’ do they get???
… when clearly they blew their ‘last chance’ – the ‘last chance’ the demanded from VVP btw
now shaken and stirred in their the classic brain freeze and stutterings…
the ‘N’ word was highlighted 3 times in joint statement… ‘msg received’ not clear enough?
still at 3rd base ‘last chance’?
I agree with this analysis by dh-mtl with one caveat. The US Deep State was not sitting idly by during the four years that their larger schemes appeared to be on hiatus due to the failure of their plans for the 2016 elections in the US. The bioweapon attacks on China were part of the plans for establishing supreme hegemony. This was to distract China so they could offer no resistance to the US Deep State operations elsewhere in the world and to soften the target up for the later main confrontation. The US Deep State radically underestimated China’s response to that latest attack in exactly the same way that they underestimated Russia’s response to their attacks along Russia’s western borders.
We are looking at numerous very massive strategic failures of the US Deep State in all of this. We could hope that they would respond to these failures by taking a break to do some serious soul-searching and introspection and somehow in the process stumbling across the novel concept of being an honorable and respectful peer in the global community, but that is not going to happen. The US remains stuck in the Thucydides Trap with China and cannot philosophize its way out. They cannot afford to “give peace a chance” and will instead double down on the aggression.
Yes, the US Deep State has suffered numerous strategic defeats in succession. The summit seems obviously about buying time, but also it was an artless attempt to lull the Russians into complacency and trick them into dropping their guard. Since cybersecurity was a prominent topic in the summit I would posit that one approach would be the US launching large-scale cyber assaults on Russian infrastructure. We may also see swine flu and armyworm style assaults on Russian agriculture. You need to consider the entire spectrum when the US Deep State pursues its “Full Spectrum Dominance”.
Well folks, let’s just keep in mind that any US Navy attempt to blockade with or without help, the Vladivostok region, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, or the Arctic Region, will find the entire US Navy and those “helper navies” at the bottom of those seas.
The Putin-Biden summit was just one stop on Biden’s “America is !!!BACK!!!” tour (anybody get the t-shirt?). From Cornwall to Geneva, we witnessed a whole lot of not much being done, but, America is !!!BACK!!! and don’t you forget it!
In Cornwall, the G7 committed to further bankrupt itself by announcing the launch of B3W, a dead-on-arrival attempt at catching up to and supplanting China’s BRI, presumably in a more green and, dare I say, more feminine way. The world waits with baited breath. America is !!!BACK!!!
In Brussels, Biden met with the EU and with NATO. American Scotch drinkers and European bourbon imbibers will be happy to know that tariffs are now being removed from their favorite juice. America is !!!BACK!!!
On to Geneva for the finale. Biden tells Putin “what he wants him to know”, Putin manages to keep a straight face and both sides agree to put their ambassadors back to work. For an encore, Joe shows the world just how cool a pair of Ray-bans can be.
America is !!!BACK!!!
It’s “bated breath”, not “baited breath”.
The Washington Cabal, being out-classed, out-gunned, and in all other respects outed by Russia and China, will have to satisfy their blood lust by attacking a different population that is weak and poor, and therefore easy prey: The American Middle Class. First priority will be White males.
Here is an introduction to the world’s next big planned industrial-strength genocide, in their own words:
The word White in thIs, well, strategy paper is all written in lower case, w, and and the word Black is written upper-case, B.
But their ultimate nightmare is that Berlin will understand that once again they are being used as cannon fodder – which they are as it’s been clearly visible throughout the Nord Stream 2 saga.
Geography is destiny. I am waiting for years now that Germany leaves NATO ( i was a NATO soldier) and looks again east as it had done for centuries before WWI
@KampfBeobachter: ” I am waiting for years now that Germany looks again east as it had done for centuries before WWI”.
For example, as a student I read some 19th century German literature: Goethe, OestWest Divan. Schopenhauer, Tat Twam Asi (whomsoever thou observest, That Art Thou).
For what it’s worth, I think of blonde “big boned Russians” (description by Stella Benson) as the most Easterly of migrating North German tribes in their age-old Drang Nach Oestern. One of my favourite novels is “Tobit Transplanted” by Stella Benson, about White Russian refugees settling in Korea.
It’s “Drang nach Osten.”
Germany must recover its sovereignty first, end the foreign occupation. How can Russia be Germany’s enemy with it was the first occupying army to leave Germany. By definition, a non occupying country cannot be an enemy when you remain occupied by foreign militaries.
I think many on here are not reading the strategic tea leaves.
Someone used to be on this forum attacking Putin previously and there was one very valid point he made about Russia which is a strategic weakness the Americans are trying to play upon.
Russia desperately wants to belong to the status quo. They want to be on the centre stage of world leadership.
In trying to create a bridge with Russia by first pushing at them via ukraine and then offering an olive branch and trying to rope in Russia to at least stay out of their way, the Americans are looking to go full bore at China. And it might just work.
You see Russia is like all nations about interests. Do not underestimate the Americans and Biden. Their infrastructure plans are shit and they are warmongers to a fault, but they can manufacture a greivance like no other hegemon can and they have the tool of the media and propaganda to wage war against the untrustworthy godless Chinese to make it utterly palatable to machinate their destruction.
Look for a new wave of Hollywood movies with solely chinese villains as they march towards conflict. The news is already flooded with China as a villain of the ages.
”Someone used to be on this forum attacking Putin previously and there was one very valid point he made about Russia which is a strategic weakness the Americans are trying to play upon.”
Well, there seems to always have been some committed anti-Putin trolls around on the forum, but I suspect that it’s the one who was finally banned which you are referring to: Biswapriya Purkayastha. He littered the comment sections with his fantastically ’clever’ and ’witty’ nonsense about Putin and Russia capitulating/selling out/betraying this and that — in short, the Trots’ hogwash about Stalin’s USSR applied to present conditions in world affairs. Well, if such malicious, reactionary views did have the slightest substance (they do not), the fact — and facts are stubborn things — remains that the West is going down the toilet; Russia and China are not.
I don’t think Russia wants to be on the western world stage nor the western status quo.
What I think Russia wants is to live safely as one of the poles in a multipolar world which I think Putin has achieved. Just witness the summit with Biden.
‘Look for a new wave of Hollywood movies with solely chinese villains as they march towards conflict’
HW has learned not to do that if they want the chinese money.
If one know what Putin and his competent team succeeded in just 10-15 years, no one can honestly stand up and say anything of what he should have done better.
Its ridiculous when we consider the degree of difficulty both Russia and China were and are exposed to. You are far out in your anticipations.
But that an insistent hard core criminal is still able to do much harm to reliable people is beyond doubt.
“In trying to create a bridge with Russia by first pushing at them via ukraine and then offering an olive branch and trying to rope in Russia to at least stay out of their way, the Americans are looking to go full bore at China. And it might just work. ”
Yes, we’ve been subjected to rope-a-dope during the p*andemic crisis in the USA (and Britain): intentional sowing of confusion, contradictory statements and constant change of rules, mask on, mask of, mask on during sex; etc. This is psychological warfare against the civilian population.
Why should it be any different against Russia? It’s part of the “non agreement capable” syndrome.
Agreements just get in the way of the intentional diplomatic, commercial, international-law rubble field.
Russia would like to be treated with the respect and dignity she deserves. She would like her friends and people to live free and without fear. She would like to have good relationships with her neighbours. People with a great history do not require membership to little clubs led by people with an inferior history.
If the Anglo Saxon world wishes to be disrespectful then they must not complain when they get a bloody nose.
Fine! But if China gets into a fight over Taiwan, seizes the small islands claimed by Taiwan along the China coast, or invades Taiwan from US provocation will Russia stay with the current alliance or waiver?
In the end will the details and machinations really matter in Syria, the Middle East generally or East Asia if the issue of who rules the world will not go away? Is there any real substance here or is it only an opportunity to write an article?
China can handle the USA better now than it did in Korea in 1950.
What I think.China needs from Russia is moral support especially in the hot propaganda war and spin that is now unleashed against China and which will surely reach a crescendo during a hot war.
And of course watch China’s back on the western front – like what China is doing for Russia on Russia’s eastern and south-eastern front.
A limited tactical nuclear war is inevitable!! because Nato does not want to listen to the Russian warnings !!
Just a bit of western so proclaimed freedoms:
“For the record: US mainstream media was invited for Putin’s presser – and felt free to lodge accusatory “questions” faithful to the “rogue Kremlin behavior” script while no Russian media whatsoever was allowed on Biden’s presser.”
IMO almost nobody in Zone A will notice this so, big thanks to Pepe an the Saker.
Another perceptive article from Pepe with many levels of insight. Divide and conquer, and divide and rule may not have been invented by the anglozionists but it is mercilessly deployed. Contemporary books written in 1930s were clear that Germany was being set up to attack Russia (USSR) from the west and Japan from the east. Even short term economic interests in Western Europe and China were respectively sacrificed to carve Russia.
This whole BS about ‘fighting nazi fascism’ is just that, BS. Both German and Japanese fascism were fed and weaponised for the dismemberment of Russia. Fascism was part of Anglo Zionist DNA. Churchill’s uncle, Moseley led the British blackshirts, and the UK royal family cosied up Nazis. No ‘maverick’ behaviour but anglozionist policy. What is truly stunning is that they are allowed to get away with it repeatedly. Russia beware. India is already screwed.
I certainly hope Berlin realizes this. NS2 is like Exhibit Z for those dullards.
Let’s see, there was the flood of Syrian refugees for our ‘regime change / bleed Russia dry initiative’ and then all they had to do was look on in horror at how we used and are using Ukraine as the point of the spear against Russia with total disregard to Ukraine.
Seriously how dumb can people be not to see that the U.S. is willing to burn down the house in order to hurt countries who threaten our position as ‘world leader’? I get that the man on the street doesn’t see this but if you are a world leader of a country, you have catch onto the game at some point.