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Reminds me of Tony Blair defending the Iraq War up to the count of a million deaths ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 07:23:18 PM EST
World In Turmoil: Role of Brzezinski and Albright, Our Democrats | Aug 2, 2014 |

Cold War policy from Zbigniew Brzezinski and later Madeleine Albright that led to the Clinton years of antagonizing the former Soviet Union. Democrats and the setting the stage of lies and bull shitting Yeltsin and the Russians until?

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 07:35:18 PM EST
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I Tried to Put Russia on Another Path | The Atlantic by Bill Clinton |

"My policy was to work for the best, while expanding NATO to prepare for the worst."

Lately, NATO expansion has been criticized in some quarters for provoking Russia and even laying the groundwork for Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The expansion certainly was a consequential decision, one that I continue to believe was correct.

As United Nations ambassador and later secretary of state, my friend Madeleine Albright, who recently passed away, was an outspoken supporter of NATO expansion. So were Secretary of State Warren Christopher; National Security Adviser Tony Lake; his successor, Sandy Berger; and two others with firsthand experience in the area.

I understood that renewed conflict was a possibility. But in my view, whether it happened depended less on NATO and more on whether Russia remained a democracy and how it defined its greatness in the 21st century. Would it build a modern economy based on its human talent in science, technology, and the arts, or seek to re-create a version of its 18th-century empire fueled by natural resources and characterized by a strong authoritarian government with a powerful military?

Madeleine Albright excelled at every step. Indeed, few diplomats have ever been so perfectly suited for the times they served as Madeleine. As a child in war-torn Europe, Madeleine and her family were twice forced to flee their home--first by Hitler, then by Stalin. She understood that the end of the Cold War provided the chance to build a Europe free, united, prosperous, and secure for the first time since nation-states arose on the continent. As UN ambassador and secretary of state, she worked to realize that vision and to beat back the religious, ethnic, and other tribal divisions that threatened it.

And it is the strength of the NATO alliance, and its credible threat of defensive force, that has prevented Putin from menacing members from the Baltics to Eastern Europe. As The Atlantic's Anne Applebaum said recently,

    "The expansion of NATO was the most successful, if not the only truly successful, piece of American foreign policy of the last 30 years ... We would be having this fight in East Germany right now if we hadn't done it."

Just stop bullshitting us Bill ... quoting one of the most ferocious Russophobes is not convincing in any way. Big Liar 🤥🤥🤥

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 07:39:57 PM EST
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A few days before the Malaysia MH17 incident above Eastern Ukraine.

EU Split Deepens Over Ukraine/Russia Tactics

By partners in the Atlantic Council and NATO, an aggressive anti-Russia policy (July 2014)

The U.S. wants to pivot its forces to Asia and Europe should take care of its own defenses. What was lacking after the Soviet Union dissolved, the boogey man. It took a while, Putin fits the picture just fine. Great opportunity to keep selling those U.S. military goods to the fools in Europe. What no more war? It's 100 years ago since the outbreak of the slaughter in the trenches of Europe. I am an optimist pur slang, these days with the turmoil in the Middle East and the impending confrontation with Putin's Russia gives me great worry.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 07:41:02 PM EST
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Topics continuously covered by me ...

Bandar Bush the Black Ops Bagman | by LondonYank on Jun 13th, 2007 |

Old CIA hands like Bush 41 and Robert Gates had a problem in the early 1980s. Congress had outlawed CIA funded deathsquads, assassinations, false flag operations and other methods beloved of black ops specialists.

What to do? Go to your closest ally, Britain, whose like-minded leader, Thatcher, will help you set up an arrangement for plausible deniability. Go to your favorite like-minded Saudi intelligence thug Prince Bandar to act as procurement agent and bagman for the terrorist cells, assassinations, deathsquads, false flag operations and coups you want engineered.

Wrap the project up as the Al-Yamamah contract to sell jet fighters from near-bankrupt UK defense company BAe (formerly British Aerospace) to Saudi Arabia with kickbacks to accounts of Bandar for spending on black ops worldwide. Then give BAe lots of Pentagon contracts to fund the process.

Voila! You can start funding Saddam, the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, the Nicaraguan Contras and other pet projects with no fingerprints!

Choosing our partners

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 07:52:29 PM EST
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From the diaries @BooMan ...

US Will Be Ousted by Saudi King Abdullah in Middle-East | Feb 27, 2013 |

Brzezinski Promises the Mujahideen they will retrieve their Lands from the Soviet Union ... we'll make them bleed!

Speech at border start of the CIA and Pentagon funding Islamic terrorists which would cause a lot of blowback through leader Osama bin Laden. It took four decades until the land promise was fulfilled when the Taliban ousted America and its NATO allies from Afghanistan.

"Excellent Propaganda" Zbigniew Brzezinski's Narrative for the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan | CUNY Academics - 2019 |

Look who bragged he was present by the first delivery of CIA Stinger missiles to the Saudi led and funded Mujahideen, British citizen and roving reporter Radek Sikorski. Later reinstated Polish citizenship he played a key role in Anti-Russian policy in Poland and nearly became Prime Minister. In that case his partner Anne Applebaum would have become First Lady ...

Radek Sikorski Returns to Ukraine's Headlines: Putin's Coup | Oct 21, 2014 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 10th, 2022 at 07:55:00 PM EST
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