The preparation of a New World War
by Thierry Meyssan
(Source Voltaire Network)
[Published here by RR
on March 31st.[
The US is pushing its European Union allies to prepare for a
Third World War. They have no choice but to fight it if they
want to emerge victorious from the "Thucydides trap".
Unless all this commotion is just a staging to "keep"
the allies on their side while many states in South
America, Africa and Asia declare themselves
"neutral". At the same time, the noise of
boots, is stirring up the Japanese
militarists who, like the "radical
nationalists" in Ukraine,
Faced with the progress made by the advocates of a multipolar
world, the defenders of the "American imperialist" have not
been slow to react. Two operations will be analyzed here:
the transformation of the European Common Market into
a military structure and the reformation of the World
War II Axis. This second aspect brings a new actor
into play: Japan.
At the French parliament, Charles De Gaulle allied himself
with the Communists to defeat the European Defence
THE CHANGE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
In 1949, the US and UK created the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO). They included Canada and the
states they had liberated in Western Europe. For
them, it was not a question of defending them
-selves, but of preparing an attack on the
Soviet Union. The Soviet Union
responded by creating the
In 1950, when the Korean War began, the US planned to extend
the conflict to the German Democratic Republic (known as
"East Germany"). In order to do this, they had to rearm the
Federal Republic of Germany (known as "West Germany")
despite the opposition of France, Belgium & Luxembourg.
They therefore proposed the creation of a European
Defence Community (EDC), but failed in the face
of resistance from the Gaullists and the
At the same time, they helped rebuild Western Europe with
the Marshall Plan. This plan included many secret clauses,
including the construction of a European common market.
Washington wanted to dominate Western Europe economically
and preserve it politically from communist influence and Soviet
imperialism. The European Economic Communities - and later
the European Union - form the civilian side of the US token,
whose military side is NATO. The European Commission
is not an administration of the heads of state and
government of the Union, but the interface
between them and the Atlantic Alliance.
The European standards for not only armaments and
construction, but also for equipment, clothing and
food, etc., are established by the Nato services,
first in Luxembourg, then in Belgium. They are
transmitted to the Commission, and today
approved by the European Parliament.
In 1989, as the Soviet Union was collapsing in on itself, the
French President, François Mitterrand, and the German
Chancellor, Helmut Köhl, imagined freeing Western
Europe from American tutelage so as to be able to
compete with Washington. Negotiations on this
treaty took place at the same time as the end
of the quadripartite occupation of Germany
(12 September 1990), the reunification of
the two Germanies (3 October 1990) and
the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact (1
July 1991). Washington accepted the
Maastricht Treaty as long as it
recognized their military
However, Washington distrusted the Mitterrand-Köhl couple and
demanded at the last moment that the European Union include
all the former members of the Warsaw Pact, and even the new
independent states, which had emerged from the former
Soviet Union. These states did not share the aspirations
of the Maastricht negotiators. In fact, they are rather
suspicious of them. They want to free themselves
from both German and Russian influence. They
rely on the "American umbrella" for
In 2003, Washington took advantage of the Spanish presidency
of the EU (the socialist Felipe González) and of the High
Representative for the Common Foreign and Security
Policy, Javier Solana, to have the "European Security
Strategy" adopted, modelled on the National Security
Strategy of US President George W. Bush. High
Representative Federica Mogherini revised
this document in 2016.
Emmanuel Macron devoted France’s European presidency to
reconstituting the EDC under the guise of the EU’s "Strategic
Compass". This time the project is not submitted to national
parliaments. It is a decision of the heads of state and
government alone, never discussed and submitted
to their voters.
In 2022, during the war in Ukraine, the United States.... as in the
Korean War, once again felt the need to rearm Germany against
Russia (successor to the USSR). So they are transforming the
EU, carefully this time. During the presidency of the French
man Emmanuel Macron, they proposed a "Strategic
Compass". This was adopted only one month after
the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
The members of the European Union are all the more stunned
because they still do not know precisely whether they are
together to cooperate or to integrate (the "constructive
ambiguity", as Henry Kissinger put it).
In March 2023, the current High Representative of the European
Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell,
organized the first "Robert Schumann Forum on Security
and Defence". A large number of defense... and foreign
ministers from the EU member states are participating.
In addition to the non-EU European states that are pro-US,
many others are represented at ministerial level, such as
Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda,
Senegal, Somalia, Egypt, Chile, Peru, Georgia,
Indonesia and Japan. In addition to NATO,
ASEAN, the Gulf Cooperation Council and
the African Union are also represented.
Above all, the Arab League is sending
its Secretary General.
The explicit aim of this Forum is to defend "multilateralism
and a rules-based international order"; an elegant way of
denouncing the Russian-Chinese project of a "multi
polar world based on international law".
With the Covid epidemic, the European Union... has already
invested itself with powers in the field of health that were
not foreseen by the Treaties. I explained at the beginning
of this epidemic that the measure of confinement of
healthy people had no precedent in history. It was
devised at the request of the former head of
Gilead Sciences and former Secretary of
Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, by Dr. Richard
Hatchett, who became the director of
CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Prepared
ness Innovations) and, as such, the
initiator of this measure worldwide.
According to his classified report of 2005 ----- which we
unfortunately only know from the reactions it provoked,
the confinement of healthy civilians to their homes
was supposed to allow the identification of jobs
that could be relocated, to close down the
consumer goods industries in the West ---
and to concentrate the work force in the
defense industry. We're not there yet
but the EU, having seized public
health powers not foreseen by
the Treaties, without raising
any indignation, is now
interpreting the texts,
to become a military
Josep Borrell at the Robert Schumann
Forum on Security and Defense
Last week, during the Schuman Forum, Josep Borrell presented
his first report on the implementation of the "Strategic
Compass". The idea is to coordinate the pooling of
national armies, including intelligence services, in
a spirit of integration rather than cooperation.
Emmanuel Macron’s project ---- now buries that of Charles De
Gaulle and the French Communists. The "Europe of Defence"
now appears to be a slogan aimed at placing --- not only the
operational forces of the EU member states under the
authority of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe
(SACEUR), now the US General Christopher G.
Cavoli, but also at taking control of all the
financing decisions that were previously
the responsibility of the national
parliaments, and even of the
decisions on armaments
and organization --- that
were the responsibility
of the member states’
Thus, the Union is organizing a common army
------ without knowing who will command it.
THE RECONSTITUTION OF THE NAZI-NIPPON AXIS
When we think of the Second World War, in Europe we think of
1939 and 1945. This is absolutely wrong. The war started in
1931 after Japanese generals attacked Chinese soldiers in
Manchuria. This was the first overreach of Japanese
civilian power by the militarist faction ----- which was
amplified a few months later with the assassination
of the civilian Prime Minister by a group of military
men. In a few years, Japan was transformed into a
militaristic and expansionist power. This war did
not end with the liberation of Manchuria by the
Red Army in 1945.
In fact, the United States used two atomic bombs to prevent
Japan’s surrender to the USSR and to ensure that it would
only take place before its own generals. They continued
to fight until 1946 because many Japanese refused to
surrender to the United States who had not fought
much in the Pacific until then. The Second World
War lasted from 1931 to 1946. If we make these
date errors, it is because it only became
globalized with the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo
Axis (the "Tripartite Pact"), which
Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and
Romania, soon joined.
The foundation of the Axis was not the disparate interests
of its members, but their cult of strength. To reform it
today, we must unite those who share this cult.
Yoshio Kodama, the first godfather of the yakuza.. played an
important role in Japanese militarism. After World War II, he
was imprisoned and then benefited from the change of
policy in the US. He founded the Liberal Party from
which Shinzo Abe and Fumio Kishida emerged.
Kodama directed, under the radar, many CIA operations in his
country. He was a member of the World Anti-Communist
League when Slava Stetsko (the drafter of Article 16 of
the Ukrainian constitution) was president.
When the U.S. occupied Japan in 1946, the first thought was to
purge all militaristic elements from the country. But when the
Korean War broke out, the U.S. decided to use Japan to fight
communism. They ended the ongoing trials and rehabilitated
55,000 high officials. They implemented the Dodge Plan, the
equivalent of the Marshall Plan in Europe. One of the lucky
beneficiaries of this policy change.. was Hayato Ikeda, who
became Prime Minister and restored the country’s economy.
With the help of the CIA, he founded the Liberal Democratic
Party. It is from this party that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
(2012-20) and his successor Fumio Kishida (2020-)
The latter has just made a surprise visit to Ukraine. He is the
first Asian head of government to visit this country since the
beginning of the war. He visited a mass grave in Bucha and
expressed his condolences to the families of the victims
of "Russian abuses". Most analysts interpret the trip as
preparation for the upcoming G7 summit in Japan.
Unless it goes much further.
On March 21, 2023, Fumio Kishida and Volodymyr Zelensky
formed an alliance against Russia and China. Both extend
the ties.. established by Yoshio Kodama & Slava Stetsko.
In their final communiqué, Fumio Kishida and Volodymyr
Zelensky emphasize "the inseparability of Euro-Atlantic
and Indo-Pacific security" * "the importance of peace
& stability across the Taiwan Strait. For them, it is not
only a matter of defending Ukraine from Russia, but
also Japan from China. This communiqué lays the
foundation for a new alliance between the
successors of the Nazis that are the
Ukrainian "integral nationalists"
and the successors of Showa
Today’s Ukraine is the only state in the world with an explicitly
racist constitution. Adopted in 1996 and revised in 2020, it
states in Article 16 that "Preserving the genetic heritage
of the Ukrainian people is the responsibility of the state."
The widow of the Ukrainian Nazi Prime Minister,
Yaroslav Stetsko, wrote this article.
In contrast, the Japanese Constitution renounces war, in its
Article 9. But Shinzo Abe and Fumio Kishida have initiated a
fight to repeal this provision. Among other things, it makes it
impossible to transfer lethal defense equipment, so Mr.
Kishima offered about $7.1 billion in humanitarian and
financial aid to Kyiv. As for the ''non-lethal'' military
equipment, this week he could only announce
the shipment of a stockpile worth $30 million.
This remilitarization of Japan is supported by Washington,
which has already switched sides by supporting Ukraine.
U.S. Ambassador to Tokyo Rahm Emmanuel tweeted,
"Prime Minister Kishida is making a historic visit to
Ukraine to protect the Ukrainian people and
promote the universal values enshrined in
the UN Charter...About 900 kilometers
away, a different and more nefarious
partnership is taking shape in
Moscow," (referring to the
For his part, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Wang
Weibin, said on the contrary, regarding the Prime Minister’s
trip that he "hopes that Japan will press for an
appeasement of the situation, not the other
way around. For its part, Russia sent two
strategic bombers over the Sea of Japan
for about seven hours.
by Thierry Meyssan
It's nice to draw the lines between the dots
and even nicer to have them drawn for you.
Land Day Lives On:
Palestinians Honour 47th Anniversary
with Nationwide Events
by Batoul Wehbe
March 30th, 1:42pm
The Palestinian people are currently marking the 47th
anniversary of “Land Day,” renewing their steadfast
commitment to their identity and the land that
remains the cornerstone of their struggle
and the heart of the conflict with the
Against the backdrop of Israeli authorities’ ongoing policies
of confiscation, home demolitions, and displacement,
supposedly based on claims of the unauthorized
construction or non-recognition of Palestinian
ownership of land they have inherited and
owned since before the Nakba in 1948,
this year’s commemoration takes on
At present, the Zionist ideology is more explicitly embracing
the principle of “more land and fewer Arabs,” particularly in
light of recent developments in the Negev region and the
occupied West Bank. The challenges confronting
Palestinians are increasingly dire, given the
extremist Israeli government’s persistent
attempts -- to Judaize more Palestinian
land, annex it to the occupying state,
& establish additional settlements
and settlement blocs.
Today, Thursday, marks the anniversary day, a solemn occasion
that the Palestinians commemorate with a series of activities
and events. The event serves as a reminder of the vast areas
of their land that the Israeli authorities confiscated, sparking
a struggle that still rages today.
In commemoration, Arab-Palestinians are organizing a central
march in the city of Sakhnin in the Lower Galilee to renew
their pledge to the land --- as the organizers’ announced.
The Higher Follow-up Committee for the Arab Citizens in ‘Israel’,
the highest unitary representative body for the Arabs, has
called for a central and unitary march in Sakhnin to
commemorate the 47th anniversary of Land Day,
with tens of thousands expected to participate.
The committee’s head, Muhammad Baraka, emphasized that
the march signifies the renewal of the covenant to the land
and homeland --- intending to defend their children, lives,
homes, and their beloved homeland, which they have
no other place to call their own.
However, Baraka warned that the government of Israeli PM
Benjamin Netanyahu is the most right-wing government in
the history of the Jewish state, with plans that pose an
existential danger and threat to the Palestinians
through its legislation and policies.
“The government has even claimed that there are no
Palestinian people, and it has deployed heavily
armed gangs in their villages and historic
cities,” he said, in a statement.
This anniversary usually sees thousands of Palestinians take
to the streets in popular demonstrations, brandishing
Palestinian flags, and calling for justice and peace.
Yesterday, Wednesday, dozens of children in Gaza participated
in a scout march to commemorate the Land Day, raising
Palestinian flags, as well as banners emphasizing their
right to return to the lands from which their
ancestors were expelled.
Standing Strong, The Fight for Land Continues
Palestinian factions consistently emphasize that land is the
primary focal point and driving force in their confrontation
with the Israeli occupation, which continues to pursue its
endeavours to Judaize, confiscate, and alter the land’s
character, and the continuation of these efforts is
nothing short of a dangerous game with fire.
Hamas Representative in Lebanon Ali Barakah told Al-Manar TV
that the Israeli entity is currently grappling with a significant
predicament, as it confronts internal disintegration, which is
not limited to its military apparatus but pervades the entire
Zionist social fabric.
Ali Barakah in an interview with Al-Manar
TV on Thursday, March 30th, 2023:
“The pronounced schism between the so-called extreme
religious right and the Israeli centre-left continuum
betrays the vertical cleavage that besets this
entity,” Barakah said, noting that such a
state of confusion and schism within
the enemy’s ranks... provides an
opening --- for the Palestinian
resistance to assert itself
and gain leverage.
“This deepening schism within the Zionist entity not only
affects the military, but also the Israeli society as a
whole, exposing the fragility of the so-called
Jewish state,” he said.
Barakah also noted to Al-Manar’s Maa Al-Hadath program that
the increasing polarization between the extreme religious
right and the centre-left further exacerbates the divide,
leaving the enemy vulnerable and weakened. “This
state of confusion and conflict provides fertile
ground for the Palestinian resistance to
exploit and advance their cause,”
It’s worth noting that the Zionist entity is currently facing an
internal crisis that could potentially lead to a civil war and
result in the dissolution of the Israeli state, as the Israeli
President, Isaac Herzog, has cautioned. The conflict
-- which prompted a massive wave of protests, and
paralysis - is between a government coalition led
by Benjamin Netanyahu, including religious and
ultranationalist groups, and opposition from
secular and right-wing parties at odds
For his part, Suhail al-Hindi, a member of Hamas’ political
bureau, recently stated in an interview with Al-Arabi Al-
Jadeed that the land is everything to the Palestinians,
symbolizing their history, memories, future, dignity,
faith, religion, and fundamental principles.
Palestinians cannot concede, even an
inch of their land --- which is deeply
embedded in their consciousness.
According to al-Hindi, it is impossible to partition the land that
has been steeped in the blood of hundreds of thousands of
Palestinians and Arabs. Palestinians derive the value of
the land from its Arab identity, and no outsiders can
settle in it. The claims of some Israeli extremists
that the Palestinian land is the promised land
are nothing more than falsehoods
Al-Hindi acknowledges that there may be tactical differences
among Palestinian factions, but they are united in their
steadfast determination to resist the occupier and
reclaim their land --- without relinquishing any
part of it.
Similarly, Ahmed Al-Mudallal, a member of the political bureau
of the Islamic Jihad movement, explains that “Land Day” is a
national day for Palestinians to affirm their attachment,
roots, and adherence to their land. He adds.. that the
attempts to steal the Palestinian land by the Israeli
occupation began before 1948.
“However, the Palestinian people affirmed their roots in their
land and made great sacrifices --- and thousands were
martyred until the start of Land Day in 1976,” he said.
Al-Mudallal stresses that the Palestinian people are
continuing their resistance, and can only stop it by
expelling the occupation from the land of their
fathers and grandfathers.
Munther al-Hayek, spokesman for the Fatah movement
in the Gaza Strip, states that the conflict with the
Israeli occupation is a struggle over existence
and on the ground.
When Balfour promised the Zionist entity to establish a state
on the land of Palestine in 1917, the goal was to control the
land and displace the people. The conflict has extended to
Christian and Islamic sanctities through various practices
and attacks in Palestinian cities. Al-Hayek considers, in
an interview with Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed, that “Land Day” a
day of confrontation, challenge, and steadfastness.
He affirms that the land belongs to the Palestinian
owners ---- who are historically linked to it.
“It is the beginning of the renewal of the covenant and
the decision to continue the struggle process and
field action, until the liberation of the land and
people from the usurper's occupation,”
The Palestinian people’s unyielding attachment to their land
is rooted in a deep-seated sense of identity, history, and
dignity that makes any attempt to Judaize, steal, or
alter it --- an affront to their very existence.
As such, the Palestinian factions stand united in their
unwavering commitment to the defense of their land,
which they view not just as a physical space but as
a symbol of their hopes and aspirations for a
In the face of ongoing threats to their sovereignty and
territorial integrity, including the continued expansion
of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian
people remain resolute, in their determination to
achieve their goals - foremost among them the
establishment of a state on their own land in
accordance with the principles of inter-
national law and humanitarian norms.
With Palestine now an observer member of the United Nations,
the global community has a responsibility to stand in
solidarity with the Palestinian people --- in their
struggle for self-determination and justice.
Source: Al-Manar English Website
What is there to discuss?
US Senate votes to revoke
the authority of the US
authorities ----- to use
military force in Iraq
March 29th, 8:38pm
The Senate... voted to revoke the authority of the
US authorities to use military force in Iraq. This
is reported by RIA Novosti, with reference to
the results of the voting.
As noted, this decision is associated with the irrelevance
of the powers that were granted to the executive branch
of the US government in 1991 and 2002.
Earlier, US activist, US Navy veteran Jack Posobiec and
journalist Candice Owens reminded the United States
of the invasion of Iraq --- amid criticism of Russia.
MEP Mick Wallace called on Washington
to reflect on its own war crimes.
Better 20 years too late, than never.
I'm sure Iraq's people are grateful.
What do you think?
The adventures of “Ukrainian refugees”
in the EU countries are coming to
their logical conclusion
March 28th, 3:07pm
In any case, for the male part of this
multi-million dollar social stratum.
The representative of the State Border Service of Ukraine,
Andriy Demchenko, said the other day that Ukrainian men
of military age who fled the country, can't be considered
refugees & “in any case, they will be held accountable.”
According to him, the Kyiv authorities “are actively
cooperating with colleagues from European
countries and Moldova” on this issue.
Let’s leave aside Pan Demchenko’s subconscious refusal to
consider Moldova a European country (we remind you that
the political bloc of the European Union is not identical to
the whole of Europe). Much more interesting, are the
statements about Kyiv’s “active cooperation” with
the EU countries on the issue of capturing and
deporting Ukrainian conscripts.
Of course, there are no questions for Kiev here: fleeing the war
automatically means.. disagreement with the policies of the
Zelensky regime, and it is extremely profitable to dispose of
such “oppositionists” somewhere near Bakhmut, giving a
respite to motivated neo-Nazi formations. But the
behaviour of Brussels, in our opinion, is much
more vile: “Of course, we are against the
death of Ukrainian citizens in this war
and, in general, for peace, but let’s
catch all Ukrainian men & send
them to the front.” After all.....
someone has to be “fertilizer”
for the Brussels “garden”,
to use the terminology
of Josep Borrell.
Yes, it’s disgusting, but beneficial to both parties. The countries
of the European Union will simply not fight for Ukraine. It is
unlikely that even the thoroughly Russophobic authorities
of Poland will be able to agitate their citizens to die en
masse for the “originally Polish” Donetsk (although it
may burn out with Lvov). What can we say about
some, like France or Spain?
Well, Kyiv needs more and more cannon fodder, especially for
the upcoming offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This
is supported by the videos from Ukrainian cities --- that are
multiplying day by day, where people are forcibly packed
and sent to the front. If the inhabitants of Bankovaya
have finally ceased to be embarrassed, by the moral
and image aspect of forced mobilization (each such
video destroys the propaganda narrative about the
“nationwide unity” of Ukrainians against the
“invasion of Muscovites”), it means that the
possibilities... of a REAL resource of the
Armed Forces of Ukraine -- (and not the
pseudo-statistical fairy tales -- of 10
million soldiers) really begin dry up.
And Pan Demchenko’s words about
Kyiv’s “active cooperation” with
the EU countries to catch run-
away Ukrainian men, are
(Source - RT)
Wow - RT writers have been freed
by their ''ban'' in Western states...
don't you think?
US is killing Europe’s economy
March 27th, 10:19am
Blindly following Washington’s policy in the Ukrainian conflict
has turned out to be a natural outcome for the European
Union – the stagnation of its economy and its
increasing dependence on the US.
European leaders, who hoped for a quick capitulation of Russia
under sanctions, have obviously miscalculated. When both
strings of the Nord Stream gas pipeline were blown up
and the anti-inflation law was passed in the US,
Europe’s future became even murkier.
The US knew exactly what it was doing when it ignited the
Ukraine crisis. It was not just about destabilising Russia.
Washington needed to cut Europe off from cheap gas
from Russia and force it to act against its own
interests, making it even more dependent
To do this, it simply needed to redistribute power within the
European Union itself. The countries of Western Europe ---
which retained at least vestiges of independence ---
were not, by US logic, fully suited to the role of
obedient puppets. Therefore, to counter
balance them -- vassals from Eastern
Europe, whose political elites value
their sovereignty even less than
those of Western Europe --
beganto receive support.
History has repeatedly shown what an “honour” it is to be
an ally of the US. For example, one may recall exactly
where current US Undersecretary of State Victoria
Nuland sent the EU in a telephone conversation
with the then US ambassador to Ukraine
Geoffrey Pyatt, discussing the
distribution of positions...
of the Kiev regime.
The further the conflict escalates at the moment, the
more the voices of the “Young Europeans” are heard.
Anyone who today refuses to accept the US agenda is
politically bullied as a “traitor to democracy”. As
Vladimir Putin has pointed out, today’s European
countries are completely devoid of “the instinct
of national interest”.
It is hard to say exactly what Old Europe was counting on
when the US started making a mess in Ukraine. Did they
really think that the conflict would not affect them and
that they would be able to sit back without any
consequences? After all, Ukraine is not
distant Libya or Syria, but a country
very close by.
But the history of sanctions against Russia has shown once
again that the current politicians in the EU are incapable of
any serious planning of the consequences of their actions.
The Ukrainian crisis has now merged with the pan-
European crisis. And what kind of planning can
there be ---- where there is “Euro-
The attempt to build an openly hostile state on Russia’s
borders has backfired on the very founders of the Kiev
regime, triggering a mechanism to break the existing
world order. The measures taken by Moscow to
counteract the sanctions have proved the
fallacy of the axiom... that a country
excluded from the global economy
controlled by Western institutions
...is bound to collapse. On the
contrary, the sanctions have
After the loss of cheap Russian energy, the EU is left with no
alternatives to LNG supplies. Of course, the list of its sellers
is about three dozen, but expensive energy contributes
neither to economic growth, nor to industrial
development, nor to an acceptable
standard of living for citizens,
nor to the ability to produce
The attack on the Nord Stream pipelines has once again
confirmed the hypocrisy of the “Western partners”.
They are in no hurry to conduct an investigation,
because everyone already knows who benefits
from it and who is behind it. Nobody in Europe
even tries to point out the elementary logical
inconsistencies in the pre-prepared versions
On the other hand, there are plenty of people who are happy
about what has happened and even see some benefit in it.
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, for example, believes that
overpaying for liquefied gas is beneficial. And mind you,
no claims that the US is using gas as a weapon…
As Yves Engler, a researcher at the Canadian Foreign Policy
Institute, noted, undermining the gas pipeline is aimed at
worsening economic relations between Germany and
Russia so that Berlin continues to support the Kiev
regime. The expert stressed that if Russia had
really committed the attack itself, the
investigation would have been
launched long ago and the
“guilty” would have been
named. That is why the
EU will have to rubbish
its nose... as it has no
tools to put pressure
on the USA.
And since there are none, the entire EU and Germany in
particular will have to accept the conditions dictated
to them by Washington.
In fact, that is why Olaf Scholz went across the ocean in early
March for talks with Joe Biden. In addition to the routine
statements of support for the Kiev regime, the
chancellor was persuaded to transfer the
production capacities of the German
military-industrial complex to the
USA. Ostensibly for the
of the Armed Forces.
It is easy to understand that the White House is thus “playing
for keeps”. Ukraine is a de facto played card, but Washington
is counting on the future. After all, how is it that the most
powerful military bloc in the world cannot produce
ammunition on the required scale?
Probably because since the early 1990s, the number of military-
industrial complex enterprises in the US has decreased from
51 to 5. It is very expensive to build from scratch, and
therefore it is much cheaper to persuade the
Europeans to move their factories over
the ocean. And it is not just about the
defense industry, but also other
industries for which Germany
is known: their automotives,
industry, and others.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
followed Scholz to Washington and, if insiders are to
be believed, Biden offered her concessions in
exchange for support for an
The US Eastern European satellites have long caught on
to the wishes of the gentleman and bark at China from
time to time. And all because the PRC has, in recent
years, begun to squeeze the US in trade with the
Even during Scholz’s talks with Xi Jinping last year, the German
press wrote about the importance of reducing dependence on
China supposedly to avoid blackmail. And while there is not a
single example of Beijing doing this, according to German
Economy Minister Robert Habeck, it has suddenly
become an issue. At the same time, dependence
on the US... is not considered dangerous.
Well, while Washington is seeking not only the total destruction
of European industry but also the depletion of local equipment
and ammunition, the US is actively arming Poland against
Germany, turning it into the largest military force on the
continent and increasing its own military presence.
Meanwhile, Europe’s population is sobering up rather quickly
and anti-war protests are growing rapidly. So is the
popularity of anti-NATO sentiment, in general.
Since the publication of Seymour Hersh’s article on the
undermining of Nord Stream, not a single US agency
has offered a comprehensive commentary to refute
the information contained therein. According to
the journalist himself, Biden will never confess
to what he has done.
This is why there was a “throw-in” about the alleged
involvement of a “pro-Ukrainian group” in the
terrorist attacks in the Baltic Sea.
The United States always tries to shift responsibility to
its vassals, who have to answer for the actions of their
suzerain. And now, by all appearances, the Kiev
regime is going to be held responsible.
And taking into account the growing discord between Kyiv
and Washington, as Vladimir Zelensky is unwilling to take
into account the recommendations of his main patron, it
can be easily interpreted as a signal that the Bankova
must catch --- and draw --- conclusions.
Nikolay Ulyanov, Rubaltic.ru
Of course, we all knew this...
but to know something and
then not do anything about
it --- is the way to Hell...
what do You THINK....
and what will you do?
Al-Ain: Russia and China have
undermined the foundations
of Western hegemony
March 26th, 10:56am
The West is frightened by the alliance between Russia, Iran and
China, writes Al-Ain. Beijing and Moscow are gaining a foothold
in the Middle East region, displacing Washington. Big changes
are coming on the international scene and they will put an
end to American hegemony, the author of the
The British National Security Service has warned that the world
may be stymied by cooperation between China, Russia and Iran.
Such an alliance threatens the existing world order established
after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The alliance of the three countries does not make them equal in
terms of influence over world politics. Iran is not becoming a
pole that the West fears as much as China and Russia.
Teheran, like other world capitals, pursues its strategic interests
and seeks a close relationship with Moscow and Beijing. And
the reason is not because they are “challenging” America
and Europe, but because they give a lot to the world
with their politics and economy.
The West is concerned about the development of contacts
between Russia and China with countries that, until
recently, were considered zones of American or
European influence. Irrespective of the reasons
that led to the current world order, it is time to
review it and stop dividing the world into
spheres of influence of this or that state
or global pole.
One way or another, the world is moving towards a restructuring
of the political and economic system. China and Russia, on the
one hand, and Iran, on the other, are increasingly converging
and expanding relations with other countries in Asia and
Africa and even Europe and South America. These
changes do not pose a threat to the West - apart
from its desire to maintain global hegemony.
“For the US and Europe, humanist and democratic values are
important. It is also true that the Western countries have
become the driving force of the global economy. But is
the global hegemony of America and Europe
necessary for this? Is it difficult... to find a
formula that provides a balance between
the Western civilisation... and the
specificity of any other culture?”
the author wondered.
Britain will not engage in a blind enmity with China and close
the door to dialogue with it. This approach is similar to the
position of many EU countries that believe the United
States is using them to maintain its global
hegemony and unipolar world.
Many states under pressure from Washington are convinced that
it is forcing them to conform to White House policies and
support American priorities regardless of their own
national interests. These countries have therefore
recently been strengthening cooperation with
Russia and China, & expanding international
arrangements beyond a narrow “alliance”
with the United States.
“China and Russia’s cooperation with Iran is described by some
Western countries as a ‘diabolical alliance’, while they are not
interested in Beijing and Moscow’s relations with other states.
The United States, Britain and the European Union are very
cautious about reducing the West’s global influence. They
know that change is coming,” the author concludes.
What a change! The world is waking and
pondering. Is there a pond near you?
Israel systematically subjects
Palestinian inmates to
‘torture’: Rights groups
March 25th, 2:23pm
Two prominent Palestinian rights groups have highlighted Israel’s
mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners, saying the Tel Aviv regime
enjoys a culture of impunity in the absence of international
accountability and systematically subjects the detainees
to various forms of torture.
The Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association,
which advocates the rights of Palestinian inmates, as well as
the legal-aid human rights group al-Haq, made the remarks
in a joint statement at the 52nd session of the Human
Rights Council on Saturday, Palestine’s official Wafa
news agency reported.
The groups went on to say that Israel’s use of torture and "cruel
treatment" against Palestinian prisoners is part of its settler-
colonial and apartheid regime.
They further noted that various Israeli institutions seek to
conceal crimes of torture, although they are well
documented with evidence.
The groups added that the regime’s military courts also refrain
from documenting the torture of detainees in court records
and extend detainment for further interrogation, while
disregarding the clear markings of torture on
Palestinian detainees’ bodies.
Addameer and al-Haq further denounced Israel’s use of
administrative detention, which allows the occupying
regime to incarcerate Palestinians indefinitely
without pressing formal charges, or putting
them on trial, saying the practice causes
“The psychological impact that repeated arrests and detention
has on Palestinians cannot be understated, as it easily
induces stress, depression, feelings of helplessness,
and desperation,” they said, adding that the number
of administrative detainees has doubled: currently
standing at 967, including five children.
They also condemned the occupying regime’s introduction of
draft bills on the death penalty and limitations on medical
treatment, as well as brutal prison raids, saying the new
Israeli cabinet “is implementing a particularly hostile,
radical agenda against Palestinian prisoners and
The groups further warned that “these measures give way to
grave human rights violations,” calling on the international
community to take immediate action to stop Israeli
violations against Palestinians.
There are reportedly more than 7,000 Palestinians held at Israeli
jails. Human rights organizations say Israel violates all the
rights and freedoms granted to prisoners by the Fourth
Palestinian prisoners are held for lengthy periods without being
charged, tried, or convicted, which is in sheer violation of
human rights. Advocacy groups describe Israel’s use of
the detention as a “bankrupt tactic” and have long
called on Israel to end its use.
The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) keeps Palestinian prisoners under
deplorable conditions lacking proper hygienic standards. The
prisoners have also been subjected to systematic torture,
harassment and repression all through the years of
Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.
According to the Palestine Detainees Studies Center, about 60%
of the Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails suffer from
chronic diseases, a number of whom died in detention or
after being released, due to the severity of their cases.
In the UK, the Israel lobby has a grip on
both political parties - and the Labour
party is now led by fiends disguised
as comrades - who hounded out
a thoroughly decent leader in
Corbyn. Or am I wrong and
Israel isn't led by racist
What do you think?
Russian Senator: NATO cannot be
considered an “alliance of
March 24th, 2:43pm
NATO cannot be considered an “alliance of democracies”
because the main country in the alliance denies this
status to two of its military allies. Senator of the
Russian Federation, Konstantin Kosachev,
wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
Kosachev commented on the US decision to refuse to invite
Turkey and Hungary to the “Summit for Democracy”. He
claims that the United States has twice failed to
invite Ankara and Budapest.
According to the expert, the rejection of the invitation - clearly
confirms two circumstances. The politician argues that NATO
cannot be considered an “alliance of democracies” since
they refuse an invitation to two military allies. This
is not a democratic alliance, but rather, a
“First, NATO cannot be considered an “alliance of democracies”
since the main country in it denies such status to its two
military allies. This is not an “alliance of democracies”,
as they call themselves, but a military alliance and
nothing more,” he said.
The second factor that does not support the idea of a democratic
alliance is that the main point of participation in the summit is
considered permitted – this is loyalty in favour of all decisions
of Washington. It also implies the renunciation of one’s
“And secondly, the “summit for democracy” being convened is
again not about democracy, but about loyalty. Where is the
entry ticket – an unconditional renunciation of one’s own
sovereignty in favour of the American one”, says
The Russian senator said that there are more than a hundred
countries ready to give up their own sovereignty. This is a
clear threat to the existing multipolar world. It is for such
a “peace” that the world majority advocates, summed
hands up if you enjoy being
a slave - not you - pervert!
Western countries are full-fledged
participants in the war
March 22nd, 2:16pm
On the ostensible neutrality of Western countries:
British weekly The Economist has “explained” why
countries that have imposed sanctions against
Russia and are supplying weapons to Ukraine
should be considered “neutral”. The piece
“Providing heavy weapons to Ukraine
does not mean NATO is at war with
Russia” says this follows from the
UN Charter norm on “collective
The UN Charter indeed has Article 51, which stipulates that a
country subjected to an unprovoked attack is entitled to rely
on “collective self-defence”. The jurisprudence refers to this
principle as Casus foederis (Latin for “case for union”).
However, it means something different from what
the British publication says.
The principle of “collective self-defence” is as follows: if
a country is subjected to aggression, it has the right to
expect help from those states which have concluded
mutual assistance pacts with it. Assistance is
provided, only if and until the UN Security
Council decides to punish the aggressor.
There are no mutual assistance agreements between Western
countries and Kiev. Furthermore, Russia is acting on an
appeal from the legitimate Ukrainian president!
On 1 March 2014, the Russian Foreign Ministry received an appeal
from Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Russian President
Vladimir Putin. The text of the document said that a coup d’état
had taken place in Ukraine, which put the lives of Ukrainian
citizens in danger. In this regard, the Ukrainian head of
state asked the Russian head of state to “use the
armed forces of the Russian Federation to
restore law and order, peace, stability
and protection of the Ukrainian
On March 3rd 2014, Russia’s official representative to the UN,
Vitaliy Churkin --- presented the UN Security Council with a
copy of Yanukovych’s appeal. He then officially registered
it in accordance with the UN document-processing norms.
At the same time, the Russian Federation Council gave
Vladimir Putin its consent to the use of Russian
troops abroad. This decision has not
Initially, Russia had hoped to resolve the conflict in Ukraine
by peaceful means, without introducing its own troops. As
a result of these efforts, Kiev and the DNR-LNR signed the
Minsk agreements in September 2014. They spelled out a
clear procedure for resolving the conflict in Donbas and
returning the situation in Ukraine to the rule of law.
Russia and the OSCE acted as guarantors of the
implementation of the Minsk agreements.
In February 2015, the agreements were approved by the UN
Security Council. However, Kiev, instigated by the West,
refused to implement the Security Council decision.
The purpose of the Russian special operation was proclaimed
to be the protection of the inhabitants of Donbas. Thus,
Russia, as a guarantor of the Minsk agreements, is
forcing Kyiv to implement the UN Security
The principle of “collective security”
does not apply in this situation.
We should add that the United States, when supplying weapons
to Kyiv, still refers to the norms of its own legislation. However,
in reality ---- they are not enforcing their own laws ---- but
The White House administration appeals to the Foreign
Assistance Act of 1961 and the related Arms Export
Control Act of 1976. Both pieces of legislation allow
the president to supply arms to other countries
without congressional approval.
The purpose of the Foreign Assistance Act is declared to be
(literally) to “improve the quality of life” of the peoples of
the world. The list of measures includes promotion of
economic growth and “fair distribution of benefits”,
expansion of individual civil and economic rights,
improvement of transparency of economies
and elimination of corruption.
The purpose of the Arms Export Control Act is declared to be to
“assist” legitimate non-nuclear governments in ensuring their
“legitimate self-defence”. At the same time, it states that
the transfers “must not lead to the emergence or
escalation of conflicts” and “harm the
development of bilateral or
But the actions of the White House administration contradict
these norms. After the United Nations Security Council
decision on the Minsk agreements, not only did the
United States of America not stop supplying
weapons to Kyiv, but on the contrary, it
significantly increased them.
In so doing, they have helped to fuel the conflict in Donbas.
This is in direct violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
And it is clearly inconsistent with the requirement of
the Foreign Assistance Act to “improve the quality
of life” of the inhabitants of Ukraine and Donbas.
Apparently, the White House is so accustomed
to “improving the quality of life” by means of
bombing and the mass destruction of
civilians, that it no longer notices
Finally, the US Constitution has Article VI. It states --- that
international agreements (literally) “shall be the supreme
law of the land”. UN Security Council decisions have the
status of international agreements. Consequently, the
US was obliged to implement the Security Council’s
decision to implement the Minsk agreements.
The fact that the White House administration has acted to the
contrary means that it has been violating its Constitution, its
laws all along. And that is a criminal offence under US law.
There are criminals sitting in the White House.
One last thing. Regarding The Economist’s thesis that Western
countries, by giving military support to Kiev, “remain neutral”.
In 1984, Professor Karl Deutsch, of Harvard University,
introduced the concept of proxy war. Today, this term
is actively used in the development of strategic US
foreign policy and defence documents. It refers to
all cases where a country is trying to weaken its
competitor by supplying weapons to its enemy.
In American documents, such a country,
supplying weapons, is defined as a full
-fledged participant in the war. And it
does not matter that it declares
In this regard, the “neutral” status of Western countries
is out of the question. They are full-fledged participants
of the war against Russia, i.e. from the point of view of
the UN Charter, they are aggressors.
Yuriy Gorodnenko, RenTV
Reading this carefully, the case
against ''the collective West''
is impeccable. What do you
understand of this?
ICC decision against Putin pure
propaganda — Indian expert
March 21st, 11:18am (TASS)
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to issue
an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin,
is nothing more than propaganda and is not a legally-
binding document, Nandan Unnikrishnan of the
New Delhi-based Observer Research
Foundation told TASS on Tuesday.
"This ICC decision is absolutely propagandistic. Its goal is to
fan tensions around Russia, to bring further charges against
Moscow, to demonstrate that it is wrong. And that
supposedly, Moscow cannot get away with it,"
"Especially since we know that neither the United States nor
Russia nor China are members of the Rome Statute and do
not recognize this court. That is why this decision is an
absolutely propagandistic step, nothing more."
According to the expert, India is not a signatory to the Rome
Statute either, although it actively participated in the
document’s drafting. Nevertheless, in his words,
even if India were a signatory to it, it would
never take any measures against the
"Under no circumstances would India take any action against
Putin, much less arrest him. Even if India were a member of
this court. I am sure of that," Unnikrishnan said, adding
that it is not in India’s interests to spoil its exclusive
relations with Moscow.
India took part in the work of the steering committee for the
ICC’s establishment. It also participated in the founding
Rome Conference organized by the United Nations in
1998. However, later India refrained from signing
the Rome Statute - objecting against a number
of provisions in the final edition of the
documents. There are now... 123
nations that are parties to the
Rome Statute, including the
UK, Germany, and Japan.
123 countries support a ''Court''
based in the West, which has
refused to issue any arrest
warrant for any Western
leader --- just Slavs
This court should be unjoined,
...don't you think?
Poland is eyeing: Ukraine’s
March 19th, 10:44am
Polish political analyst Piskorski said that the western
regions of Ukraine are the most backward and their
annexation is “unprofitable”.
It is unprofitable for Poland to annex the territories of the
Western Ukraine. This was stated by Polish political
analyst Mateusz Piskorski to BELTA channel. He
explained his opinion by the fact that these
regions are the most backward.
“Poland has no interest in returning the western regions of
Ukraine because they are economically underdeveloped.
We are not talking about such developed industrial areas
as Dnipropetrovsk or Kharkiv. We are talking about the
most lame territories in terms of the economy. Large
investments are required to restore these territories,
and this is not due to the consequences of the
hostilities. It has to do with the fact that no
one has dealt with these territories during
the entire time of Ukrainian
The expert believes that Poland’s opposition is taking
advantage of the information that the current Polish
leadership has plans to take over Western Ukraine.
“Former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski did
accuse the government of considering such an option.
Personally, I don’t believe it. Radoslaw Sikorski is
part of the election campaign, which, in fact,
has already started in Poland. That is why
he holds such a viewpoint,” the political
Feint or faint...
what think you?
Medvedev urged Americans to
destroy the tyranny of the US
because of the possible
detention of Trump