Wed Aug 17th, 2022 at 11:56:09 AM EST
Interesting my post one week after the Maidan massacre and the violent coup d'état in Kyiv ... Nuland and Pyatt "fuck the EU." How well VP Joe Biden succeeded.
Unsere Freunde können jetzt endlich ihr überteuerertes Frackinggas verkaufen. Sonst hätte es am Weltmarkt keine Chance. Aber Deutschland kauft. Dagegen sind die paar Mrd. für Krieg nur Peanuts. Menschenleben habe für die Amerikaner nie eine Rolle gespielt. #stratfor #nuland
Testing Huntington in Ukraine (4.00 / 5)
"My own guess is that Hungtington's theory is roughly correct, and that the reasons for the current turmoil and god forbid imminent war in Ukraine (something along the lines of Syria) are ultimately due to the country sitting along the cultural fault-line in that country in a world driven more and more by "civilizational" forces rather than national or ideological forces."
The damage done by Islamophobes in Europe, Middle East and the US is immense. These groups claim to be 'believers' in the Clash of Civilization, but is false and pushing forward their own agenda. The exploitation of Huntington's thesis in a world where people searching for their identity, ethnicity and cultural history.
Many conflicts are sourced in the aftermath of WWI and the artificial borders drawn by old-colonial powers. See Iraq and Syria after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean peninsula was transfered to the Soviet Union. We still see a Cold War policy playing out in Eastern Europe: Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and now in the Ukraine. The revolutions in Kosovo, Libya and Ukraine are part of a proxy war between handful Western nations and Russia, pushing the frontier deep into the heart of the old Soviet empire. Strategic interests in gas pipelines also play a role.
Look at the history of the Crimean and what has passed since Communism took hold in the Soviet Union. Handing the Crimea to the Ukraine was a 'gift' by Nikita Khrushchev in 1954 due to a 300 year-old anniversary. A similar 'gift' was by Stalin, handing Abkhazia and Ossetia to the republic of Georgia.
In the end, it's ethnicity, religion and cultural ties that will result in a nationalist movement for independence. The violent overthrow of the Yanukovich regime was not one that will unite, but will divide the people of the Ukraine into three federal states.
The Neocons and 'rolling back Russian imperialism' | OpinioJuris - Aug. 24, 2008 |.
See my earlier post - Nazi Collaboration by Banderists in East Galicia
and diary - Ukraine's Holodomor of 1933 and the Maidan Revolution.
by Oui on Sat Mar 1st, 2014
Less than in a fortnight ...
Russian forces via green men occupied the Crimean peninsula | BBC News - March 11, 2014 |
This present diary was triggered by today's comment by Cat Slava Ukraini!.
Threading a bit deeper into Ukraine's dark past as an independent nation.
💬 Jarosław #Sellin (@kultura_gov_pl) in #StudioPAP: Ignorance of knowledge about the UPA is real among Ukrainians. We make it clear that we must rebuild our common historical sensitivity to the truth.
Unipolar Power: Rise of American Imperialism | April 2004 |
Russia's war offers chance for Poland and Ukraine to reconcile over WWII massacre, says Polish PM | July 12, 2022 |
The massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia
Nice these two countries are growing closer with their fascist past. @shoah
Key words | revisionism | common history | empires | vengeance | amnesia | Jewish progroms | Orthodoxy |
Reading a bit on I came across this excellent post in a diary here @EuroTrib in a calamity year 2008.
Two narratives that lead to different worlds
by geezer in Paris Sun Jun 1st, 2008
As the hard corners of reality finally begin to dig into the well-padded bottoms of the pronouncing class as well as the leaner tushes of the working class, the need to trot out and spruce up the story emerges. Here's a couple little short stories from two different universes
The marvel here, for me, is the tenacity with which one story edits. No great insights here-just a remarkable juxtaposition I read today that struck me.
The European Right's Powerful Push
By Arielle Thedrel | Le Figaro | Monday 05 May 2008
Does Boris Johnson's victory in the London mayoral contest portend a Tory victory in the British legislative elections that must take place between now and 2010?
Regardless, it tallies with European electorate's' more general movement to the right. In London, as in Italy, the right has just resumed power. It was already in control in Germany, the Netherlands, and, in Scandinavian countries, of Denmark, and also of Sweden, long presented as a bastion of social democracy. This shift to the right also holds for Eastern Europe. Conservative or [neo]Liberal parties have been elected in Warsaw, Prague, the Baltic countries, Bucharest. They have the wind in their sails in Hungary, where the left in power is in its death throes as the 2010 legislative elections approach.
Virtually alone, Spain seems to resist. However, José Luis Zapatero's election owes much to the tactical errors committed by his right wing rivals during the March elections, as well as to their anachronistic takes on social issues.
So the phenomenon is as extensive as it is spectacular and the wear and tear of being in power - which obtains most notably for Great Britain, governed by Labor since 1997 - does not suffice to explain it. "In the background," emphasizes Georges Mink, Research Director at ISP-CNRS, "there are enormous economic and social changes, the wilting of ideological certainties and - since the fall of the Berlin Wall - the appearance of new threats such as immigration."
Read more ...
Quite fortunate, I found the original article in Le Figaro on the Internet 😄
L'irrésistible poussée de la droite en Europe | Publié le 06/05/2008 |
Johnson snatches Tories' biggest prize | The Guardian - May 3, 2008 |
Boris Johnson last night notched up the Tories' greatest electoral success since John Major's surprise victory in the 1992 general election when he unseated Ken Livingstone as mayor of London.
Ecstatic Conservatives cheered at London's City Hall, at the end of a count lasting more than 15 hours, as the man who had been dismissed as the Bertie Wooster of British politics took charge of one of the biggest political offices in Britain.
Johnson won just over 1m first preference votes to secure 42.48%; Ken Livingstone came second with 893,877 first preference votes (36.38%).
Johnson, who was declared the winner shortly before midnight, reassured London that he would do his best to maintain his new serious image. "I was elected as new Boris and I will govern as new Boris, or whatever the phrase is," he joked this morning in a pun on Tony Blair's famous New Labour declaration. David Cameron quickly hailed the result, and there was even a congratulatory phone call from Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York.
The year 2008 was a turning point in European politics, not only due to the banking and financial crisis, just as 2014 was. Revolutionary years that changed politics. Both years too mark decisions by NATO that would ultimately lead to a war in Europe in 2022.
Came across this analysis on EuroTrib
Ireland and a history of neutrality in NATO's Cold War with Russia | Feb. 2009 |
Related reading ...
Unipolar Power: Rise of American Imperialism | April 2004 |
In the timeline of NATO's persistent aggression against Russia and Putin, this was written shortly after the infamous NATO Bucharest Summit where further expansion was decided in the "Open Door Policy" was adopted. Georgia and Ukraine were the next targets of deception and blunt attack on Russia's sphere of influence in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The New American Century of a hegemon with no bounds after the fall of Communism and more important the opportunity afforded by the 9/11 attacks and digital age of Big Tech to build a totalitarian state. Cracks are finally showing with the Trump presidency and the January 6th attempted coup.
Waiting for the second Trump revival in US Congress this fall and his 2nd term in 2024. Europe has no notion of binding the continent to a very militaristic foreign policy not seen for a hundred years.
Listen to the wise words of the most evil VP America ever brought forth ... good/bad/evil/worse/worst into the grey area of fascism in America. Reaping what you sow, ever in your very own Wyoming.
Liz Cheney concession speech here.
As has been written by me and many others, rightwing extremism has been boyed by the Goldwater republicans from defeat in 1964 (got Hillary Clinton support) to a long strategy and big bucks into the Reagan presidency followed by a great boost during George Busch "the lesser" with culmination by Donald Trump nudged into power with appreciation to the international Arab-Israeli alliance and major funding of corporate interest groups from Koch brothers to the special interests Mercer and Adelson billions.
From terror designation of Islam, Islamophobia evolved info xenophobia (Middle East upheaval) and the last decade into Russophobia for the good of Neocons. RussiaGate was in fact IntelliGate.
Poland's war narrative on Germany and France
Poland says Berlin and Paris running EU as an 'oligarchy'
Bending over backwards to accompany rightwing extremists in former Soviet occupied states after WW2. The real definition of Munich 1938 in today's world of an explosive war on the Eastern front of Europe.
EU slams Hungary and Poland over democratic standards | DW News - Sept. 30, 2020 |
European Union's Top Court Rules Against Hungary and Poland in Rule of Law Showdown | Feb. 22, 2022 |
In Europe, a long-anticipated showdown over rule of law backsliding in Poland and Hungary reached a critical milestone today. The European Court of Justice rejected the two countries' objections to a 2020 regulation that allows the European Union to cut some member state funding based on rule of law performance.
[Update-1] The Kyiv Regime Uncensored
BIden: the goal of NATO military support and broad financial assistance to Ukraine is to spark regime change or at least the the removal from power of Russia’s popular, if authoritarian president, Vladimir Putin
Gordon M. Hahn: Ukraine Over the Edge: Russia, the West and the “New Cold War” | Book Review - 2020 |
The author aimed the beginning of his book especially at the Russian approach towards international policy for the Eurasian region. He uses scientific studies of traditional writers and experts of international relations theories and security from both the West and the East such as H. F. Mackinder, Z. Brzezinski, A. Dugin or N. Savitskii. Hahn recognises Russian fear of the West (especially based on the Western post-Cold War military interventions) as the main motivation for opposition. In general, Vladimir Putin is described as a pragmatic Russian leader who has changed Russian public wishes (in the field of the international policy) to reality. He has done it in the context of Eurasianism, based on rational thinking instead of any ideology.
Huntington’s missing conflict potential between pro-Russian and pro-Western elements inside the Ukraine of the 1990s is described, too. Deeper examination of Ukraine’s history includes the ancient connection between Ukrainians and Russians, first misunderstanding of Ukrainians and Jews or Ukrainians and Poles (for instance the Great revolt led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky) and of course, the conflict of Galicia.
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