#121 – NATO – A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?

The North Atlantic Treaty, Washington D.C. – 4 April 1949

Today’s NATO does not reflect its stated mission. Today’s NATO members do not desire peace but encourage conflict. The actions and dialog of NATO member countries after Ukraine fired a surface-to-air missile that landed on Polish soil that killed two Polish citizens exposed the new NATO as an alliance of vindictive and bellicose Russiaphobics.

1) “The Parties to this Treaty reaffirm their faith in the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and their desire to live in peace with all peoples and all governments.”

Polish President Andrzej Duda said (November 15th) that Poland does not know who fired the missile but noted that it was “most likely produced in Russia.” A spokesperson for Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “a Russian-made missile fell, killing two citizens of the Republic of Poland.” The Russian-made missile verbiage acts to implicate Russia as the perpetrator of the missile launch.

2) “They are resolved to unite their efforts for collective defense and the preservation of peace and security.”

Members, mostly former Soviet satellites of Eastern Europe, expressed justification for invoking Article 4 of the NATO alliance. An action that would surely increase a NATO-Russia conflict in Ukraine and possible global nuclear annihilation. The motive of these newer members of NATO appears to be finding a mechanism to justify NATO intervention in Ukraine.

According to Scott Ritter, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and United Nations weapons inspector, the airspace over Ukraine is one of the most highly monitored worldwide. Everything over Ukraine gets registered in real time on a NATO display in headquarters throughout Europe – including Poland. The missile, no doubt, was tracked by NATO from launching to impact on Polish soil. False flag or a foolish mistake, NATO members knew that Ukraine fired the errant surface-to-air missile. 

3) “They are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.”

This action provoked NATO members to discuss invoking Article 4 of the NATO Charter. Article 4 would extend NATO air defense into Ukrainian air space and establishment a no-fly zone enforced by NATO aircraft. Article 4 has justified every combat deployment of NATO since its inception, from Serbia to Libya, to Afghanistan. 

4) “They seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area.

Officials in member governments: 

Poland summoned the Russian ambassador to protest and declared that it would increase its military readiness while contemplating the activation of Article 4 

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda twitted, “every inch of NATO territory must be defended!” 

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala twitted: “If Poland confirms that the missiles also hit its territory, this will be a further escalation by Russia. We stand firmly behind our EU and NATO ally.” 

Estonia’s Foreign Minister declared via Twitter, “We are consulting closely with Poland and other allies. Estonia is ready to defend every inch of NATO territory.” 

NATO is not what most Americans believe it to be. It does not reflect its stated objectives and is the driving force in the Ukraine-Russian War. Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount warned, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” 


#120 – President Biden’s – “Citadel Of Democracy”

The Citadel

According to President Biden, Washington is a citadel. Citadel is a very peculiar choice of words. I am confused because according to dictionary definitions, citadels are buildings associated with war, used to protect during battles.

If Washington is a fortress, a castle where people can shelter, who is on the inside? Who are on the outside? Is Washington hunkering down for war? Or is there a war that we are not aware of?

Inside the Citadel

The man that promised to heal and come together appears not to be offering the other cheek. No, he is in full battle gear, ready for the mega MAGA onslaught. Joe, no doubt, did not write the speech he just read it. That is what the Presidency has become, the mouthpiece for the Executive Branch.

Lurking behind the Republican and Democrat parties is the real power in Washington. This power is not political party based. It is an inherited power metastasized in layers of bureaucratic sediment. One does not earn this power one inherits it. It gets passed from family member to family member. You can read it in their resumes; same Ivy League schools, think tanks; private clubs, vacation homes, inter-family marriages. It is an oligarchy U.S. style.

Most refer to it as the Deep State, but that definition does not do justice. It is a uni-party bureaucratic machine. It includes an ensemble of indoctrinated political hacks, parasitical. Included but not limited are politicians, corporate CEOs, bankers, Wall Street, military brass, expert elites, and status quo authorities.

They slide in and out of the citadel of democracy from the Military Industrial Complex (MIC), Big Pharma, Big Tech, the Education Cathedral, and Wall Street. They feed from the public troth provided by us taxpayers. These non-elected bureaucrats devour our sovereignty and wealth with no remorse. Some of their tactics include kickbacks, corporate welfare, foreign lobbies, insider trading, and pay-to-play schemes. These are the vermin that occupy the citadel.

Outside The Citadel

We are the skeptics that question their propaganda, misinformation, and mal-information. We are the conspiracy theorists, right-wing nuts, racists, science deniers, Putin puppets, Trump idiots, or any other derogatory connotation they invent. When people revolt against the status quo, they go into full panic mode. We saw it up close when they upgraded the January 6th protest to a full-blown insurrection. The first insurrection in world history in which the participants forgot to bring weapons.

We witnessed the critics of the Covid lockdown called killers as the social justice-compliant herd was allowed to riot and loot because it was for a good cause. Those that refused to be injected with a Government funded, RNA experimental drug vaccine were fired simply for refusing to submit to an untested vaccine forced upon them, and their lives changed.

Today as the threat of a nuclear war is bantered about, they expect us to believe their Ukraine narrative. They claim that a peaceful rule-based democracy was innocent of provoking a Russian invasion. It is a false narrative. The Ukraine government forces had declared war on the Donbas and Luhansk separatists. The Ukrainian military forces had murdered 13,000, mostly ethnic Russians, and were building up to invade before the Russians pre-empted.

Peace in Ukraine, they lied. Washington has been working hard to scuttle peace talks to prolong a proxy war aimed at weakening Russia and the regime of Putin. They continue to support a war that produces the death of innocent civilians and the destruction of a country. Their support includes the billions of dollars transferred from the earnings of the U.S. to the MIC coffers. It means nothing to these lunatics. Why would it? It is the same money that pays their salaries.

The War

Written words, audio, and video publications that questioned or challenged the government narratives around COVID-19, the Afghanistan withdrawal, Ukraine funding, and elections get canceled. They construct oxymoronic word salads to hide the reality of their clampdown. The Intercept recently reported that the 2001 Patriot Act ushered in a new government-approved level of censorship. Their intelligence agencies began coordinating, with social media platforms, to shut down speech.

For over 20 years, government agencies have been monitoring and censoring U.S. citizens. The United States has lost its status as a republic. It is a security state. Led by those inside the citadel, those that lie, censor, spy, and deceive all for our protection? The Citadel Mentality prospers in Washington. Those on the inside are at war with anyone that questions or criticizes their narratives.

#119 – Germany – The Times They Are A Changing

The World has two camps: 1.) the U.S. and the NATO-centered West, and 2.) the emerging Eurasian coalition: a Cold War exists between a U.S.-dollar-centered economy and a multipolar, multi-currency world centered in Eurasia, primarily Russia and China, with Germany caught in the middle. Germany has been receptive to U.S. financing, technology, oil, and food exports and has followed U.S. policy dutifully. The Dylan song titled: The-Times-They-Are-A-Changing sums up the German dilemma.

Washington calls it a battle between democracy and autocracy, the Orwellian translation of democracy is all its allied Western oligarchies that are subservient to the U.S. hijacked economic plan. Governments that make decisions compelled by U.S. persuasion; and become enslaved by Wall Street, the International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. 

Autocracies are those countries resisting a financial takeover. These countries promote their domestic economic growth and living standards, keeping finance and banking as sovereign entities. Many of these autocracies have raised living standards by avoiding the financial centers under U.S. control.

Germany, the European most advanced industrial nation, is also the country that has suffered the most from this conflict. German industry depends upon Russian gas, oil, and metals. Nord-Stream 1, and Nord-Stream 2 pipelines, were built to supply Germany with lower-priced Russian gas. However, under the rules of the New Cold War, Germany was instructed to cut itself off from Russian gas. The 26 September 2022 explosion eliminated any choice. 

The recently discovered, It’s Done, text message from the U.K. ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss iPhone to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken, sent minutes after the explosions, suggests collusion that harmed Germany. For their hardship, Blinken encouraged Germany to replace low-priced Russian pipeline gas with high-priced U.S. LNG gas. A direction that would require Germany to spend over $5 billion to increase port capacity to handle LNG tankers. 

U.S.-led Anti-Russian sanctions have been, in reality, anti-German sanctions. The German industry has been rendered uncompetitive. Bankruptcies will spread, employment will decline, and increased depression and falling living standards seem imminent. Germany eventually will not subordinate its industry and living standards in favor of U.S. self-interest. Germany has voluntarily gone along with imposed sanctions on Russia. 

There comes a time when nations will act in their interest. Otherwise, they will be satellite countries, not in control of their fate. Berlin is broke: “An era of headwinds is beginning for Germany – difficult, difficult years are coming for us. Germany is in the deepest crisis since reunification.” The EU is fragile and unable to help Kyiv anymore without harming its population. The EU countries are on the verge of a catastrophic energy crisis. 

So, what option does Chancellor Olaf Scholz have? Three simple words, Go To China, and that is what they did. Scholz and company went to Beijing. Essentially to begin preparatory steps for working out a peace deal with Russia. A Chinese messenger released, “Olaf Scholz, accompanied on this trip by German industrialists who control Germany and are not going to sit back watching themselves destroyed.”

Berlin and Moscow have kept a communication back channel open via business interlocutors. The Germans would benefit from the Chinese BRI trade/connectivity terminal planned for Germany’s Ruhr Valley. If the Scholz trip is successful, Germany, China, and Russia may ally to weaken the U.S. control in Europe. Is this trip the start of a process of eventually replacing the U.S. with China as a key ally? 

Will Washington accept that it is longer the World’s unipolar power? Will it continually overplay its hand, mistreat its allies, and pushes its targets and victims together?

#118 – Why Ukraine?

Decolonizing Russia

In May of 2022, the Atlantic published a Casey Michel article, Decolonize Russia. Why Ukraine? The answer is in his sub-title, “To avoid more senseless bloodshed, the Kremlin must lose what empire it still retains.” Empires and hubris, go figure. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/05/russia-putin-colonization-ukraine-chechnya/639428/ 

Michel accuses Russia of being the last European empire that has resisted decolonization. He writes that Russia will ceaselessly expand and colonize unless stopped by the West. The Ukrainian War is part of the project to end Russian colonization and Putin’s attempt to reconquer regions it views as its rightful possessions. The Washington narrative is that Russia must be decimated and partitioned. If Putin could be toppled and replaced, then Russia could be divided into smaller statelets open to western oil giants, mining corporations, and global transnationalism.

Ghost of the Past

A game plan predicated on the strategic disasters of bellicose gurus like Zbigniew Brzezinski and Dick Chaney leads to war. By the way, the guys that gave us the Afghanistan debacle and the Iraq War have never passed up an opportunity to engage in war.  

After the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said, “We could get an authoritarian regime [in Russia] still,” he warned during the meeting. “I am concerned that a year or so from now, if it all goes sour, how we can answer that we did not do more.” According to Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates, Cheney “wanted to see the dismantlement not only of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire but of Russia itself, so it could never again be a threat to the rest of the world.”

In “A Geostrategy for Eurasia,” Brzezinski wrote, “given (Russia’s) size and diversity, a decentralized political system and free-market economics would be most likely to unleash the creative potential of the Russian people and Russia’s vast natural resources. A loosely confederated Russia — composed of a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic — would also find it easier to cultivate closer economic relations with its neighbors. Each of the confederated entitles would be able to tap its local creative potential, stifled for centuries by Moscow’s heavy bureaucratic hand. A decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization.” 

So when Russian President Vladimir Putin states that “the Western goal is to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our nation. They are openly stating that, since they managed to break up the Soviet Union in 1991, now it’s time to split Russia into many separate regions that will be at each other’s throats,” he is citing history.

Why Ukraine?

Washington needs a more humble Russia that will assume its role, in the new order, as a Gas and Mining Corporation.

Next – Why Taiwan?

Stay tuned, after Russia, on to China. According to Michel, China “currently oversees the largest concentration-camp system the world has seen since the Holocaust, dedicated to eliminating Uyghurs as a distinct nation.” It does not stop with these scribes of Washington disguised as journalists.