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From: “Freenations” <[email protected]>
Date: February 24, 2014 10:43:53 AM PST (CA)
Subject: RUSSIA, THE EU AND THE UKRAINE – GERMAN EUROPE’S IMPERIAL WAR
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RUSSIA, THE EU AND THE UKRAINE – GERMAN EUROPE’S IMPERIAL WAR
“Keep in mind that, under the cover of information commotion, U.S. ships are entering the Black Sea, that is, near Ukraine. They are sending marines, and they have also begun to deploy more tanks in Europe”. General Lashov
So the bankrupt European Union, which has contributed so much to the financial collapse of the Ukraine and massively to planning and financing the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government (previously elected, in the words of the OSCE, in an “impressive display” of democracy) now poses as the peaceful, prosperous alternative to the Russian!
A Senior Russian General has rightly warned about the geopolitical crisis which Washington and Berlin have instituted in the Ukraine. So what is the economic and political background to this serious international crisis – so reminiscent of the illegal wars in Yugoslavia but, because it goes to the heart of the Russian sphere of influence, far more dangerous.
The Ukraine has suffered a big fall in economic production and financial stability as the US Government’s withdrawal of quantitative easing has hit emerging economies like Russia and the catastrophic Euro has bankrupted the Eurozone to which Ukraine exports. The EU Ukraine trade agreement – the predictable first step now familiar to us all of offering economic “help” today in return for complete constitutional surrender tomorrow – would have prevented Ukrainians travelling to the West (they have the fifth highest number of IT specialists in the world!) would have given EU goods access to Ukraine but prevented full access of agricultural goods from Ukraine’s superb farming potential to the EU.
On the other side Russia takes 75% of Ukraine’s industrial exports, has committed $15billion to finance the country’s sovereign debt and has sold gas at subsidised prices – only to see a western approved election of a Russian friendly Government overthrown. As the Eurozone has collapsed and China has retrenched Ukraine’s steel exports have halved in price and healthy growth has fallen from an average of 4.5% in 2010/2011 to 0% in 2013.
So the European Union, which has contributed so much to the financial collapse of the Ukraine and massively to planning and financing the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government (elected in the words of the OSCE in an “impressive display” of democracy) now poses as the peaceful prosperous alternative to the Russian!
A BRITISH EUROPE WOULD HAVE AVOIDED ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL EXTREMISM
As usual when a British or British Commonwealth observer analyses the politics of continental Europe – or historic Russia – there seems to be little alternative to the violent swing of the pendulum between authoritarian royalty or fascism on the one hand and totalitarian socialism on the other. When these choices within nation states are subsumed by supranational powers like Soviet Russia or corporatist/fascist Europe the extremes are even more pronounced – and even more difficult to solve.
But if the European Economic Community had remained a free association of free nation states, free Governments, democratic constitutions and countries openly and fairly trading with each other rather than a political constitutional construct of a “single market” and supranational government then expanding that essentially emancipating structure (see my book The Emancipated Society either on this site under publications or on Kindle) with the association of new members – like Ukraine, or even Russia or Turkey – would have been easy. Such a system would have offered both free trade and prosperity to other nations without attacking their (in Eastern Europe only recently re-established) democratic sovereignty.
UKRAINIAN TURKEYS VOTE FOR CHRISTMAS
As it is the aggressive constitutional juggernaut of the democratically rejected, economically collapsing and financially bankrupt European Union poses as a friend to the Ukraine only to demand control of its markets and the over throw of its sovereign constitution – which even the Russians have provided, despite the severe potential crisis for its Black Sea port in the Crimea. Few Ukrainians seem to understand how little is on offer for their country from the imperialist European Union but a few Oligarchs are more than willing to sell their own country for profitable access to the EU.
THE RUSSIAN VIEW
Since Obama’s Washington seems to have adopted the wilder excesses of the neo Con Right in its full support for German Europe’s “push to the East” (any day now we will hear about “Lebensraum” no doubt even though Europe’s population is shrinking dramatically!) we are facing a geopolitical crisis which should have been unleashed with the same imperialist coalition’s illegal wars in the Balkans! So here we have the words of a very senior Russian General. In an interview published Feb. 5 by km.ru, Gen. Leonid Ivashov, the former foreign relations head of the Russian Ministry of Defense and current president of the Academy of Geopolitical Studies summed up the Russian view of events in the Ukraine: He is critical of his own Foreign Ministry – who do indeed seem to have been remarkably ineffective! On this occasion Russian accusations of fascist methods and politics is more than justified given the close association of the Ukrainian fascist party Swoboda with the German Neo nazis and with the German Foreign Minister Steinmeier – who is on record as saying that independent nations are a threat to peace. (see previous article on Freenations). To General Lashov’s words I have added my occasional comments in italics. I am grateful to Donald Hank of Aigles Forum for this translation.
“Apparently they [officials of the European Union and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry] have dedicated themselves, and continue to do so, to deeply and thoroughly studying the doctrine of Dr. Goebbels. . . They present everything backwards from reality. It is one of the formulas which Nazi propaganda employed most successfully: . . . They accuse the party that is defending itself, of aggression. (policemen were the first to be killed, often by marauding fascist gangs in Kiev) What is happening in Ukraine and Syria is a project of the West, a new type of war: in both places you see a clear anti-Russian approach, and as is well known, wars today begin with psychological and information warfare operations. . . (the propaganda and organisational methods employed by the US in the Arab Spring have been revealed in Kiev – see previous Freenations article) Kerry and Obama are encouraging in Kiev what they harshly repress in their own country. European leaders break up unauthorized demonstrations with hoses, throwing demonstrators in jail, while in the Ukrainian case they do the exact opposite, and on top of that they threaten Russia. Logically, this is part of information warfare. (It is remarkable how quickly and thoroughly the BBC reported from Kiev compared to its suppression of reports on riots and violence in Spain, Italy and Greece instigated by the Euro crisis)
“Keep in mind that, under the cover of information commotion, U.S. ships are entering the Black Sea, that is, near Ukraine. They are sending marines, and they have also begun to deploy more tanks in Europe. . . We see that on the heels of the disinformation operation a land-sea, and possibly air operation is being prepared. The scenario could be the following: drive Ukraine to the breaking point, blame Yanukovich and Russia for everything, to then say that NATO can’t simply sit by as a mere spectator, and then send its troops into to return order. Then a transitional government would be formed, as happened in Iraq and Kosovo, and NATO would take control of everything. Historical experience shows we have lived through similar situations. But before that they will need to justify the aggression with information warfare. . .
“They haven’t even taught [opposition leaders] Klitchko, Yatsenyuk and Tyahnybok to run a government efficiently. The main thing is for them to take power, and destroy the Ukrainian state.
What is happening in Ukraine and Syria – is a Western project, a new kind of war. And in both places there is an anti-Russian slant to the reporting, (especially on the BBC which nowadays, as in the 1930s, has abandonned its international socialism for the appeasement of European Catholic corporatism and fascism) and we know that today war begins with an information-psychological operation. That is how it was in August 2008. At that time, we lost in terms of information, and we are now losing because we are accustomed to respecting the opinions of others. I think our Foreign Ministry does not understand that this is a war, and that war has its own laws. You have to talk tough and present facts, do what they are doing, but with more sophistication.
It is clear that the Syrian opposition – is ordinary executors or junior commanders, while the staffs, and the Supreme Commander are located across the ocean and in Brussels. They make plans, perform the coordinating function, provide materiel and finance. This is true of both Syria and Ukraine. (In both theatres the UK, US and the EU support uncritically extreme fascist or Islamist groups bent on destroying democracy and Christianity while even Russian communists look on in amazement at this self destructive decadence)
Following the information operation in Ukraine, a land-sea operation is being prepared. And Kerry and Obama himself encouraged in Kiev what is severely curtailed in their homeland. European leaders use water cannons to disperse the slightest unauthorized demonstrations, and their members are imprisoned. But they hold the opposite position in the case of Ukraine, and even threaten Russia! Clearly, this is an information war.
Note that under cover of information hype American ships are entering the Black Sea basin, i.e., close to Ukraine, preparing Marines to arrive there, and besides, the Americans have begun to ship tanks to Europe. All this is public information, is well known and can be read in the media!
In April 2004, an agreement between Kiev and NATO was imposed on Ukraine whereby NATO troops can freely enter Ukrainian territory. So we see that following the information operation, a land-sea operation, and possibly an air operation, is being prepared. The scheme might look like this: bring the situation in Ukraine to extreme conditions in order to blame Yanukovych and Russia, and then say that NATO cannot tolerate this, whereupon they send in troops to restore order. They then set up a temporary administration, as in Iraq and Kosovo, and NATO members take control of everything. From historical experience, we know these things. But all this information is necessary to build a case for aggression. The West invested money, preparing political scientists, propagandists, and an aggressive nucleus (minority) learned how to attract the masses. But neither Klitschko nor Tyagniboka nor Yatsenyuk were taught how to effectively build a state. The main thing was for them to seize power and destroy Ukrainian statehood.” Ends.
It was inevitable that one day the supreme aggression of a Superstate built on the destruction of democratic nations, pursuing a suicidal internal economic policy with mass unemployment and social alienation would overplay its hand in imperial ambition. It is the very corporatist fascist structure of the European Union which makes the elimination of alternatives (be they trading options or democratic sovereignty) and therefore the conquest of neighbours inevitable. The arrogance of the EU and the ignorant posturing of the USA have now led us to that point.
From: “Freenations” <[email protected]>
Date: February 22, 2014 10:34:24 AM PST (CA)
Subject: UKRAINE – GERMAN EUROPE PUSHES EAST meeting some old unsavoury friends
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UKRAINE – GERMAN EUROPE PUSHES EAST (meeting some old unsavoury friends!)
So German Foreign Minister, Steinmeier who sees democratic sovereigntists in Western Europe as “threats to peace” is pleased to shake hands with openly fascist and nationalistic Ukrainians!
One of the parties (Swoboda), called to meetings in the German embassy in Kiev with Steinmeier, has a leader who seeks to rid Ukraine of Jews and was described by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre as one of the most anti-semitic in the world.
When there is a consensus between the British political parties, the press and the BBC you can be sure they will all be supporting a disaster in the making. So it is in the Ukraine. There was a similar consensus about Yugoslavia where, as a result, thousands died, a million or more were ethnically cleansed, NATO declared an illegal war, Germany managed to reverse the settlement of two world wars and dangerous fascist groups arose from the graves of 1945. Now leading EU politicians and Washington have whipped up sectarian, racist and divisive politics in Ukraine, using the methods which brought the disastrous Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt.
For a decade or more before the illegal recognition of Croatia by the Vatican and Germany in 1991 (condemned by among others the former British Foreign Secretary David Owen) the German intelligence services undermined the State of Yugoslavia, promoted and armed Croatian and Bosnian fascists and manipulated the media to report dubious “massacres” but not report on actual Bosnian and Croatian massacres of Serbs!! For decades the German “political foundation” the Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been active in the Ukraine and provided funds and political support for the rioting and policeman-killing “demonstrators” on the streets of Kiev. Many of the Ukrainian revolutionaries, trying to bring down an elected Government with molotov cocktails and street violence, have blatantly fascist connections with the wartime Ukrainian Nazis who helped enthusiastically in the Jewish holocaust. Many of the latter of course fled through Rome to South America after the war – with even the American Ambassador in Berlin complaining that the Vatican was aiding the escape of murderous fascists.
So what we see in the Ukraine is an action replay of the illegal war against Yugoslavia, the support of German Europe for blatantly fascist movements in Bosnia and Croatia harking back to the war time puppets of Nazi Germany – often using the war time names of Waffen SS divisions. EU support for such movements is mirrored precisely in the nationalistic and fascist parties who are among the leaders of the street violence in Kiev. As in Yugoslavia where the prime motivation of the EU and the USA was to exploit religious differences (Roman Catholic Croats versus Orthodox Serbs, West Europeans against Slavs, Christian Serbs and Croats against Bosnian and Kosovo Muslims) so in the Ukraine the Vatican and the German (Roman Catholic) CDU party’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation have played a substantial role over many years in preparing the way for the present upheavals.
So too has the US Government under Barack Obama – from that peace loving non imperialist party the Democrats! F. William Engdahl from Global Research finds Wasington’s finger prints all over the “spontaneous” revolution in Kiev:
“The US is strongly pushing the Ukraine EU integration just as it had been behind the 2004 failed “Orange Revolution” to split Ukraine from Russia in a bid to isolate and weaken Russia. Now Ukrainians have found evidence of direct involvement of the Belgrade US-financed training group, CANVAS behind the carefully-orchestrated Kiev protests. A copy of the pamphlet that was given out to opposition protestors in Kiev has been obtained. It is a word-for-word and picture-for-picture translation of the pamphlet used by US-financed Canvas organizers in the 2011 Cairo Tahrir Square protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak and opened the door to the US-backed Muslim Brotherhood.”
And we all know how popular the Muslim Brotherhood (close to the Nazis in the 1940s) was in Egypt. The Egyptian counter revolution threw out Obama’s chosen revolutionaries – perhaps the less than grateful Ukrainians will do the same. They did so once before when they voted decisively against the Washington inspired “Orange Revolution”.
Just when in mid February, after many concessions from the Ukrainian Government to the Opposition including the release of rioters from detention and an amnesty from prosecution, Germany’s chosen man in the Ukraine opposition Vitali Klitchko, the former boxer, raised the tone of his rhetoric, suggesting potential violence. He was joined by the so called “First Hundred Group in Kiev of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists,” who called on supporters to bring weapons to the square. The name of this group is a historical reference to the “Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists,” who collaborated with Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht, helped invade the Soviet Union and participated in the Nazi mass murders of Ukrainian Jews.
Today there are frequent references in the speeches of nationalistic opposition leaders to the “Jewish mafia in Moscow” and one of the parties (Swoboda), called to meetings in the German embassy in Kiev with “the new Ribbentrop” Frank Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s Foreign Minister, has a leader who seeks to rid Ukraine of Jews and was described by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre as one of the most anti-semitic in the world.
Steinmeier, who recently said that eurosceptics and those nations who sought democratic self government were “a danger to peace in Europe” was pleased to meet the leader of an extreme nationalistic and fascist party Oleh Tiahnybok with whom “Germany’s man”, Klitschko has been pleased to collaborate. So Steinmeier who sees democratic sovereigntists in Western Europe as “threats to peace” is pleased to shake hands with openly fascist and nationalistic Ukrainians! Tiahnybok has made clear his desire to rid Ukraine of Jews and other minorities but that seems once again to be acceptable in Germany. As in the promotion of Scottish and Welsh nationalism EU leaders exploit the most nationalistic movements to build their European Empire. Having exploited them in Ukraine to crush a national self-governing democracy they rely on being able to easily mop them up in the new supranational sovereignty of “Europe” as it pursues the old German game of the “Drang nach Osten”.
Although pursuing the same supranational imperialism as the German Right, Germany’s Social Democrat Party’s Friedrich Ebert Foundation, is waking up to the horrific nature of Germany’s allies and is shedding a few crocodile tears – calling Herr Steinmeier’s friends, the Swoboda Party “anti-semitic, xenophobic and racist”. Bit late now I think!
According to the website German Foreign Policy, Swoboda maintains close links with the German Neo Nazi NPD. In the Ukrainian town of Ternopil Swoboda has 35% of the vote and its mayor gave an interview to the NPD’s party newspaper in which he stated that “European Expansion should not stop at the Polish Ukrainian border.”
All reminiscent of the Nazis 1930’s “territorial claims”, all reminiscent of the 1930s BBC promoting appeasement of the Nazis, all reminiscent of the Labour Party in the 1930s voting against British re-armament in the face of Nazi aggression, all reminiscent of the admirers of Hitler in the 1930s – like the Liberal Lloyd George and the Chairman of the BBC Lord Reith!
Perhaps I might refer readers to the many warnings in my own books since 1989 – like Your country Your Democracy, Europe’s Full Circle and Fascist Europe Rising and of course the documentation of the betrayal of the British people and their constitution in the Maastricht Treaty surrender of 1992 (Treason at Maastricht by myself and the late Norris McWhirter). For these and other publications see www.freenations.freeuk.com/publications.html