The destruction of the economic potential of the European Union as a result of the war against Russia suits the United States like no other plan
When Russian authorities talk about the promise of Western countries to avoid expanding the North Atlantic bloc to the east, Western politicians shrug their shoulders and argue: “But we have not signed any agreement on that!” Indeed, the Soviet leader did not take care then to document the promises of Western politicians. But still, there is a paper confirming such a promise. I mean a memorandum of the meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev and James Baker, former U.S. Secretary of State.
In 1990 James Baker swore that NATO would not move “an inch” eastward. Apparently, he had his own ideas about length standards: today NATO troops watch the Russian and Belarusian borders from the Baltic States, Poland and Norway, and perhaps, they will reach Finland soon.
On June 10, Denmark hosted the 5th Copenhagen Democracy Summit, an annual conference that brings together political and business leaders, including former prime ministers from the US satellite nations. The Summit was chaired by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who served as the NATO’s Secretary General from 2009 to 2014.
Usually, the agenda at democratic summits held in the West includes anti-corruption measures, human rights protection and authoritarian trend mitigation. But, as one would expect, this year’s Copenhagen Summit was convened in order to authorise NATO – primarily the United States and Britain as its members – to support the continuation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict by providing massive financial and military assistance to Ukraine.
It is interesting that at the same time the Summit gave full marks to such countries as Kosovo and Lithuania. Kosovo has been praised for having a Presidential Council on Democracy and Human Rights – despite the fact that human rights violations within that NATO-established formation are not just regular, but egregious. In the Balkans, they remember how Kosovo leaders traded human organs mainly belonging to Serbs. And Lithuania was praised for hosting the World Press Freedom Day Global Conference, although the country has a long-standing practice of fighting the Russian media.
To complete the picture, it is worth mentioning the fact that former US President Barack Obama and his followers in a number of countries, including Eastern Europe, played a significant role in the Copenhagen Summit. It was under his rule that democracy related violations in the United States, the misleading of the popular majority on important political and economic issues, as well as all sorts of pandering to radical elements in America, led to the collapse of important democratic institutions – and, as a result, to the deterioration of living conditions in the country.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at the Copenhagen Summit on the future of NATO. In essence, he outlined the recently worded new strategic concept of the North Atlantic Alliance, which was finally agreed upon at the Madrid Summit in June. It was not a trial balloon, it was not just a test of the readiness of the “democrats” to immediately accept the clearly aggressive concept (as you know, they have long been ready to support any idea) – and Geoană’s statement became a trigger to start active propaganda of this concept in all democratic and near-democratic media throughout Europe. The very next day, propaganda on this topic appeared in the press in the UK, France, Italy and, of course, in Kosovo and Albania. It seems that all these materials were prepared in advance.
According to independent military experts, NATO’s new concept, if implemented, will be a step that will immediately bring the world closer to a nuclear war – in fact, the world will be put on its threshold. According to Geoană’s own words, this concept will reflect an era of great power rivalry and recognise that Russia has become “one of the most important challenges to our security in Europe and also beyond.” China’s role as an important player in global affairs will also be assessed by the West in order to balance its influence.
The icing on the cake also presents: Geoană announced that the new Strategic Concept will further emphasise the importance of new technologies for Euro-Atlantic security. If we translate these words from the military-political language into the human language, then the statement of the NATO Deputy Secretary General will mean the following: the West needs to increase the production of military equipment in preparation for a future war. And China should somehow be excluded from all these calculations. This is not an exaggeration. Geoană honestly admitted that NATO anticipates “a new generation of our presence in the East.”
In Russia, his speech could not be assessed otherwise than as a call to build up military contingents from Western nations on the territory of Eastern European countries, as a plan to deploy medium-range missiles and state-of-the-art aircraft equipped with nuclear and, possibly, chemical weapons, which the United States had never destroyed. It should be noted that the United States expressed its readiness to move not only weapons, but also large military formations with all their standard armament, to the Russian borders.
So, the masks are taken off. The NATO bloc, which has been trying to pose as a defensive alliance for more than half a century, is now declaring loud that it is preparing to consolidate troops in Eastern Europe for its armed fight against Russia, and at the same time against Belarus which resists the influence and pressure of Western countries.
World history saw how Western countries had united several times to invade and destroy Russia: this happened in the 16th, 17th, 19th and 20th centuries. Each time the war ended up with huge losses of the Western European coalitions. The losses were especially heavy for Napoleonic France and Nazi Germany. Today, politicians from NATO sincerely believe that collective military potential of NATO and the United States significantly exceeds Russia’s armament, and, accordingly, the bloc has a chance to cope with Russia.
It seems that it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the United States is trying – in every possible way – to use its European NATO allies as a fairway, without focusing on their fate after that trick.
Perspectives on Russia and its army expressed by Western politicians and generals are apparently based on the statements of George Soros, an international political adventurer and financial speculator, who is an active participant in the information war held by the West against Russia, although in the organisers’ situation it would be better not to compromise themselves completely by involvement of such a hate figure as Soros.
NATO experts ignore the use of the most advanced weapons by the Russian army in Ukraine and note that tanks and guns that are 30–40 years old are deployed instead of the newest military equipment, and therefore they believe that the Russian army is lagging behind the West in armament. It indicates the inability of the Pentagon and CIA intelligence service to see the true value of the scientific, military-industrial and strategic potential of Russia. However, the most informed Western military experts have already warned the Pentagon that the Russian Aerospace Forces, or VKS, currently have more than 400 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in service, with the ability to destroy all aircraft carriers and missile cruisers of any of the US fleets. The Sarmat missile has already been tested, the Poseidon high-speed underwater vehicle has made a trial voyage, and none of tanks created in the West can compete with the Russian Armata tank.
Some Western European politicians have already realised that Ukraine has been sacrificed by the NATO bloc only in order to try to weaken Russia. But few of them are even able to understand that the superpower beyond the ocean is ready to sacrifice almost the whole of Europe, and primarily Eastern European countries.
The destruction of the EU’s economic potential as a result of the war against Russia suits the United States like no other plan. The elimination of such a competitor in the field of industry, trade and science will enable America’s strengthening so that it will be able to measure its strength with China, boost its presence and its military-strategic capabilities in the Pacific region, not to mention Southeast Asia.
The adoption of NATO’s new concept is a big mistake that European countries make under US pressure. They have already suffered a lot due to the political confrontation with Russia and the sanctions imposed against it. It seems that neither the energy nor the financial crisis is enough for them. But if before they thought of the resumption of the Cold War, now, for the first time since the Caribbean crisis, the world is once again facing the threat of a global catastrophe. And the first victims will undoubtedly be among those European countries that hastily and recklessly continue to march in lockstep over America’s Russophobic policy.