Washington sounds the alarm, while its allies withdraw

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 — Voltaire Network

by Thierry Meyssan

The Biden Administration is sounding the alarm, announcing the imminent attack and the certain defeat of Russia. However, one by one, its main allies are pouting. For its part, Russia recalls its demands of December 17, 2021 (the respect of international law by the United States) and demonstrates its military superiority. The veil is about to be torn.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 24, 2011

24 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • EU Defense Chiefs: Learn Lessons Of Libya War For Future Operations
  • Pakistan: 52 Drone Strikes Kill 463 So Far This Year
  • U.S. To Deploy Predator Drones In Turkey: Prime Minister
  • GUAM: Azerbaijan-Georgia-Moldova-Romania Pipeline Plans
  • 42 New Warplanes: U.S. Commander Eyes ‘Interoperable’ Japanese Fighter Fleet
  • NATO Not Welcome: Russia Bolsters Arctic Forces

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Final Statement – Adopted by the International History Conference Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War

19 June 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Final Statement – Sevastopol, June 15-17, 2011

Adopted by the International History Conference Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War (Sevastopol, June 15-17, 2011)

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NATO Incorporates Libyan Experience For Global War Template By Rick Rozoff

18 June 2011 — Stop NATO

stop-nato-logo.jpgAs the West’s war against Libya has entered its fourth month and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has flown more than 11,000 missions, including 4,300 strike sorties, over the small nation, the world’s only military bloc is already integrating lessons learned from the conflict into its international model of military intervention based on earlier wars in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 November, 2010

27 November, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Radical Islam attacks Central Asia
26.11.2010 | 14:24 | SHUSTOV Aleksandr
Hizb ut-Tahrir and other similar international radical Islamic political organizations have intensified their activities in Central Asia. In Tajikistan several dozens of members of Hizb ut-Tahrir have been arrested… It was reported that Hizb ut-Tahrirwas “occupying Kyrgyzstan” and its goal was to penetrate into the government and to exclude the party from the list of the illegal organizations. Hizb ut-Tahriris recruitingstate officials, businessmen, parliamentarians into its ranks paving the road for the Islamic state…

Follow-Up to the Seoul Russia-Korea Summit (I)
25.11.2010 | 09:26 | VORONTSOV Alexander, REVENKO Oleg
At least from the standpoint of formal criteria, President D. Medvedev’s 10-11 November visit to the Republic of Korea – in response to president Lee Myung-bak’s September, 2008 Moscow visit – must be credited with productivity and success… Still, there seem to be no reasons at the moment to believe that the recent Russia-Korea summit marked any major progress across the spectrum of the relations between the two countries…

The West stakes everything on parliamentary elections in Moldova
23.11.2010 | 16:01 | TSIRDYA Bogdan (Moldova)
An election campaign Moldova has been witnessing as it prepares to vote for a new parliament on 28 November has turned to be rather tense, partly because of the West’s meddling into the process. Officials at the western embassies in Chisinau could be heard saying that Russia must be ‘ousted from Moldova’…

The Widening Gulf in Afghanistan
22.11.2010 | 23:24 | MAHAPATRA Aurobinda (India)
Amidst many developments in Lisbon last week, one is the widening gulf in Afghanistan as to the how to achieve the transition. Though the leaders of the 28 NATO countries could come over their differences to adopt a unified approach on exit strategy in Afghanistan , doubts about the exact deadline for complete withdrawal of NATO led forces thickened. More importantly, there appears the widening gulf between the Afghan government led by Hamid Karzai and NATO, led by the USA.

The Lisbon Reset
21.11.2010 | 19:17 | PONOMAREVA Elena
The adoption of a new strategic concept by NATO at the alliance’s Lisbon summit is a development of historical proportions which in many respects directly affects Russia’s interests. Stating clearly that “NATO poses no threat to Russia”, the document reflects strategic shifts in NATO’s relations with the country… the phrase implicitly carries an admission that NATO used to pose a threat to Russia prior to November 19, 2010 and that the post-Soviet enlargement of the alliance was meant to clip Russia’s geopolitical space…

Positioning Myanmar Developments and Democracy Debate
20.11.2010 | 11:58 | MAHAPATRA Aurobinda (India)
Myanmar occupies a key place in Asia politics both due to its location as well as its resources and situation in the Asian geopolitical matrix. To its west lies India, to its north China, to its south Bay of Bengal further extended towards Indian Ocean… There are proposals for India and China to develop joint projects in Myanmar. China and India are part of extended talks in the formats of ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+1 respectively, in which Myanmar is a prominent member… The Myanmar leadership seems to be more attracted by the Chinese model, with which it enjoys close relationship probably than any other powers…

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Black Sea Crisis Deepens As US-NATO Threat To Iran Grows By Rick Rozoff

16 September, 2009 — Global ResearchStop NATO

Tensions are mounting in the Black Sea with the threat of another conflict between U.S. and NATO client state Georgia and Russia as Washington is manifesting plans for possible military strikes against Iran in both word and deed.

Referring to Georgia having recently impounded several vessels off the Black Sea coast of Abkhazia, reportedly 23 in total this year, the New York Times wrote on September 9 that “Rising tensions between Russia and Georgia over shipping rights to a breakaway Georgian region have opened a potential new theater for conflict between the countries, a little more than a year after they went to war.” [1]

Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh ordered his nation’s navy to respond to Georgia’s forceful seizure of civilian ships in neutral waters, calling such actions what they are – piracy – by confronting and if need be sinking Georgian navy and coast guard vessels. The Georgian and navy and coast guard are trained by the United States and NATO.

The spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry addressed the dangers inherent in Georgia’s latest provocations by warning “They risk aggravating the military and political situation in the region and could result in serious armed incidents.” [2]

On September 15 Russia announced that its “border guards will detain all vessels that violate Abkhazia’s maritime border….” [3]

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The End of Chimerica? By M K Bhadrakumar

1 August, 2009 — MRZine – Monthly Review

Like the star gazers who last week watched the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, diplomatic observers had a field day watching the penumbra of big power politics involving the United States, Russia and China, which constitutes one of the crucial phenomena of 21st-century world politics.

It all began with United States Vice President Joseph Biden choosing a tour of Ukraine and Georgia on July 20-23 to rebuke the Kremlin publicly for its “19th-century notions of spheres of influence”.  Biden’s tour of Russia’s troubled “near abroad” took place within a fortnight of US President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to Moscow to “reset” the US’s relations with Russia.

Clearly, Biden’s jaunt was choreographed as a forceful demonstration of the Barack Obama administration’s resolve to keep up the US’s strategic engagement of Eurasia — a rolling up of sleeves and gearing up for action after the exchange of customary pleasantries by Obama with his Kremlin counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.  Plainly put, Biden’s stark message was that the Obama administration intends to robustly challenge Russia’s claim as the predominant power in the post-Soviet space.

Biden ruled out any “trade-offs” with the Kremlin or any form of “recognition” of Russia’s spheres of influence.  He committed the Obama administration to supporting Ukraine’s status as an “integral part of Europe” and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration.  Furthermore, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Biden spoke of Russia’s own dim future in stark, existential terms.

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Riding a Revolution to Nowhere By Boris Kagarlitsky

16 April, 2009

Recent political struggles in Eastern Europe remind me of the excellent novel by O. Henry ‘Cabbages and Kings.’ In this work, regimes change and governments are overthrown (or they desperately cling to authority). But in the end, absolutely nothing changes.

No matter who wins, life continues according to the same old rules — government officials continue to steal, the business community cheats both workers, and the state and politicians lie. Now even those who respond to calls by the opposition to take to the streets know in their hearts that this is true. But their dislike of the corrupt officials in power outweighs their distrust of the demagogues among the opposition forces. And if new leaders eventually do come to power, the same scenario can be repeated by just changing the names and places of the characters.

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The Eastern Partnership: The West's Final Assault On the Former Soviet Union By Rick Rozoff

13 February, 2009 Global Research


At a meeting of the European Union’s General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels on May 26 of last year, Poland, seconded by Sweden, first proposed what has come to be known as the Eastern Partnership, a program to ‘integrate’ all the European and South Caucasus former Soviet nations – except for Russia – not already in the EU and NATO; that is, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The above are half of the former Soviet republics in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) established as a sop to Russia immediately after the breakup of the Soviet Union in that year and in theory to be a post-Soviet equivalent of the then European Community, now European Union. (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania never joined and both were absorbed into the European Union and NATO in 2004.)

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