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UNRAVELING THE EAST EUROPEAN NATO KNITTING….

I had fully intended to blog more this week about some technological developments and some interesting stories from the world of archaeology, but the press of current affairs these past few days and weeks has made it difficult to do so. The news of the Vatican hiring the same auditing/accounting firm as audits the Bank of International settlements, the Chinese announcing their decision no longer to stockpile "foreign currency" (meaning US dollars), even the sudden announcement of a "deal" with Iran...

...Indeed, let's spend a minute or two on the deal with Iran. While many may be tempted to view this as a victory for the President or his policy, I would personally be more inclined to view it as a victory for Mr. Putin, and yet another major defeat for the US imperialists that were wanting an intervention in Syria and subsequently in Iran. Syria did not work out because, for once, the American people were not going to dance to the tune of radical Islam, Saudi Arabia, or Tel Aviv. Mr. Putin cagily played his cards directly to that audience. Thus, if anything, the recent Iranian deal must be seen as the inevitable aftermath of the diplomatic defeat in Syria. It is the clearest signal of declining American strength, both militarily and, more importantly, diplomatically. In some respects, one might view the Iranian nuclear deal as the first diplomatic test of strength between the USA and the BRICS alliance, and, lacking any real support from the European powers (the UK, France, Germany, Italy), it was not a contest the USA was going to win on its own. After all, Russia, China, and India have all signed major bilateral trading arrangements with Iran. The Iranian deal also shows just how isolated the Riyadh-Tel Aviv relationship has become, and how dangerously its capital has eroded along with American diplomatic strength. (Now, with that in mind, wait for tomorrow's blog... there's a shocking development).

But there is another highly important sign that the post-Soviet Amero-European unipolar expansion may be in the process of gradually being rolled back. For some time I have been warning people to watch the tap dance of Germany very carefully, especially vis-a-vis its relations to Russia. Now, there is yet another major indicator that the Western alliance may be beginning to fray at the edges, and in this case, a very important edge:

Ukraine drops plan to go West, turns East to Moscow

Now there are a few paragraphs to take note of here:

"Ukraine had been due to sign a wide-ranging trade and cooperation agreement with the EU on November 29 which would have tugged it westwards and away from Russia's sphere of influence. Brussels said the deal would have boosted investment in the cash-strapped country of 46 million people.

"Earlier, EU officials said President Viktor Yanukovich had cited fears of losing massive trade with Russia when he told an EU envoy this week that he could not agree terms."

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"Moscow meanwhile had threatened retaliation for Kiev's moves west, raising fears it could cut energy supplies in new "gas wars".

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"Shortly afterwards, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov issued the order on suspending the EU process. Talks would be revived with Russia, other members of a Moscow-led customs union and the former Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States."

This says it all:Russia is playing its energy card - a very powerful card - to keep the Ukraine firmly within the economic orbit of Moscow, and that orbit will only tighten in coming years. The "European" dream of firmly entrenching the Ukraine in the European alliance was more of an Anglo-American dream of encircling Russia, and given the cultural and religious ties of the Ukraine to Russia, an impractical if not insane one.  But that "energy" card is also going to be the means by which Russia can leverage even greater influence within Europe, and particularly energy-starved eastern and central Europe.

In short, the Iran deal, and the Ukraine's shift toward Moscow once again, are the overt rumblings of much deeper geopolitical and financial realignments taking place. Now, it remains to watch how Europe responds. Here it will be crucial to watch Paris, and Berlin. Why just those two? Because both are the two major powers of Europe. One is a known thermonuclear power, and the other could become one in very short order if it wanted to, and if it isn't already(and it's building a lot of "that sort" of equipment for the other one anyway). One does not have American or any other foreign military bases on its soil, and the other one does.  If they both start singing the same tune vis-a-vis Russia and the USA, so goes Europe.

See you on the flip side.

17 thoughts on “UNRAVELING THE EAST EUROPEAN NATO KNITTING….”

  1. ” I guess the Ukrainian Churches and the Russian Orthodox Church ironed out their differences.”

    I don’t think they did, in light of the recent portrayal by the head of the Ukrainian Church of Holodomor as aimed against the Ukrainian nation – an ahistorical view given that there were millions of victims across the USSR, and that the part of Ukraine that predominantly suffered was the East, populated with Russians and Russophiles.

    As for “Ukraine drops plan to go West, turns East to Moscow,” this is a tactical move. The details and the background are competently discussed here: http://darussophile.com/2013/11/24/ukraines-turn-to-the-east/

  2. Well, here’s another take on that “deal” with Iran:
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nuclear_Deal_With_Iran_Prelude_to_War%2C_Not/30620/0/38/38/Y/M.html

    landdestroyer.com has a good look on things going on in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

    So this scenario seems plausible

    There’s also this
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Israel_Launches_Largest_Ever_Air_Force_Exercise_Day_After_Iran_Deal/30623/0/0/0/Y/M.html

    and this
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Israelis_Secretly_Inspect_Saudi_Bases%3B_Possible_Staging_Ground_for_Strikes_Against_Iran/30595/0/38/38/Y/M.html

    Does that make it look like a “peace” deal?
    I don’t believe it for a moment.
    Iran is the Wests’ ultimate target for regime change.

  3. I have to take exception with this idea:

    “Syria did not work out because, for once, the American people were not going to dance to the tune of radical Islam, Saudi Arabia, or Tel Aviv.”

    I would submit that “the American people” had nothing to do with any decisions. The decision had to have been based on entirely EXTERNAL forces.

    Since when does JPF think that the American gov’t makes decisions based on “the American people” ?????

  4. http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-08/03/content_15641806.htm
    http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=22258
    http://japandailypress.com/japans-foreign-minister-visits-chernobyl-to-research-nuclear-relief-efforts-2634557/
    adding ‘2009 flu pandemic in Ukraine’, and allegedly live Avian Flu virus were found in H1N1 Vaccine produced by Baxter in Ukraine.
    perhaps, when it comes to ‘Ukraine’, its more than just ‘Russia’ and ‘geopolitics’.
    The very possibility of the ‘Nuclear fallout ‘ at Fukushima was a ‘man-made’ incident rather than a ‘natural’ one, and the fact Japan’s foreign minister paid a visit to Ukraine because of ‘Chernobyl’, suggest, perhaps there is something about Ukraine more than meets the eye.

    1. the fact Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida paid a visit to Ukraine in recent times because of ‘comparable experience’ between ‘Fukushima’ and ‘Chernobyl’, meanwhile Russia was having ‘2+2’ talks with Japan, now coupled with Ukraine’s decision of ‘drops plan to go West, turns East to Moscow’, suggest the possibility of not only Japan is indeed steering away from the Anglo-American orbit, but again there is something about Ukraine, perhaps even ”Chernobyl’ that’s more than meets the eye.

  5. Yeah good old skull and bones man Kerry is feeling a little light headed these days. He got checkmated over Syria and now has to eat an Iranian dinner.
    These technocrats get on TV and tell us a shoot load of lies and then believe that we “believe them”.

    Well now the world has a new weapon, and its called “the remote control”, and the world has been clicking on the “off button”.

    Oh yeah, lets not forget Mr. Nutandyahoo, poor old fella, now that he’s just lost his enemy, he’ll have to find another one. Enter the remote control again..click!

  6. It’s time to throw the Anglo-Saxon-Jutes stooges of their Norman overlords under the bus. Bye bye chums you’ve outlived your usefulness at last and take the Native-Americans to hell with you fools. As for China dropping it one child policy it about time they fell for the same scam as the Japanese Koreans genocide under the table. Now if only the BRICAS can save the solar system from the clutch’s of El, Elohim, Yahweh, Allah and his minions.

  7. Frankie Calcutta

    I guess the Ukrainian Churches and the Russian Orthodox Church ironed out their differences. Nothing more unifying than the specter of western culture rot and money lenders coming to your town. How fortunate that Putin is the namesake of the Patron Saint of the Ukraine– St. Vladimir– everybody’s favorite colorful pagan convert. It sure must have been hard to give up 800 concubines and human sacrifice. I’ve even heard a rumor that the Russians have offered to build 200 new Churches in the Ukraine. Let’s not underestimate the Orthodox Church in this decision.

    I would also add, in regard to Iran, that there may be a general fatigue among American business to repeatedly sacrifice commercial interests for Israeli security interests.

    1. The Chinese concubines are crossing the dance floor and undercutting the orthodox girls…..they charge less and work longer hours.
      I noticed at a visit to the zoo this fall of all the men were with chinese girls and the chinese govt has eased there one child policy.

      1. Frankie Calcutta

        Rule number one: never take your concubine to the zoo. Gorillas are renown for throwing their excrement at passing couples who look like they are enjoying themselves.

        If you had a debtor as pathetic as the United States, you would no longer be worried about running out of space in your home land either. If the broke US is willing to bring in millions of poor Mexicans immigrants to “grow” the economy, imagine what the really insolvent US will do for money? Any Chinaman with a wad of cash will be given a green card and a (Goldman Sach’s owned) foreclosed home when the time comes. Not to mention that happy looking place of Australia with its meager defenses and shallow alliances. A perfect place to resettle Han people one day also.

        I would also add that pleasure robots will go a long way into rectifying some of these inequities and prejudices in the prostitution business. But will there be robotic pimps as well?

        1. “Not to mention that happy looking place of Australia with its meager defenses and shallow alliances. A perfect place to resettle Han people one day also.”
          You can add New Zealand to that and it’s happening already, right now.
          The Chinese are buying up property here like crazy. They’ll pay ANY price, absolutely insane.

        2. The golden triangle floating on top ot the pyramid on the back of the US dollar reveals its designers….just a far flung aluminum floride hat theory.

  8. And too…….on behalf of the anti-commie, military industrial complex, I bet sycophant John Kerry is spitting nails in his sleep over this!

  9. some of you might not be aware, but the Ukraine has the finest, blackest soil, which is excellent for farming.
    and I am sure has helped the theater of crime feed its actors over the centuries.

    1. Frankie Calcutta

      I’m sure that fine soil has something to do with it as well as Dharma Lord Putin has promised the Ukrainians that they will replace the US as the world’s bread basket once Putin gets done tarnishing the US’s toxic GMO grains and makes the US’s agricultural exports totally unpalatable to the rest of the world.

      btw, I’ve making a request to Oprah Winfrey that she include “Yahweh: The two Faced God” in her book club. I hope it works.

      1. Oprah has been exposed as a fraud, a two bit side show. Although she has been a fine instrument in demoralizing the west with her color purple schict and handsomely rewarded for her role.

        They have got something big coming up, and as you said, you are apocalypse fatigued, like the little boy who cried wolf, everyone will be caught with there pants down, not that any of them would care anyways. so long as it doesn’t interfere with there tv programming, toxic food feeding and weekly shopping spree at wallmart….the silence of the ewes part 3, code orange.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          Two bits for Oprah is giving waaay too much.
          No matter what you call her(dog), you’ll impune their(the dog’s) reputation.

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