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THE COLD WAR ACT TWO SCRAPBOOK: FRANCE IGNORES SANCTIONS, RUSSIA BANS ...

There's been more blowback from the US's backing of a neo-fascist coup in the Ukraine, and its impositions of "sanctions" on Russia, and the blowback this time is a real indicator not only of the ineffectiveness of current policy direction, but of the measure to which Washington's arrogance is driving good will away from the USA at breathtaking speed. First, consider this arms deal with Moscow that Paris is unwilling to cancel just because Washington says so:

France refuses to block Mistral warship deal with Russia

In my opinion, the message here is a herald of more things to come: the European powers will go along with Washington's sanctions only so long as they do not ultimately cripple their own economic and financial interests, and in a nutshell folks, that means they will not go along on the sanctions walk very far. There will be sanctions for "the shop windows," but nothing significant. And that, too, is a signal that while London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, and Berlin are all smiles when they meet with US officials, behind the scenes, they are as fed up with being bossed around as Moscow is.   Europe is in a much stronger position vis-a-vis Washington than it thinks it is, and, should any European leader ever find a spine, the geopolitical game could become very interesting.

Which, in another way, it already did, since Russia has now indicated that it will no longer be happy to ferry American astronauts to the international space station:

Russia to Cut off US Access to the International Space Station

And not only that, but no more access to those nice Russian rocket engines if they are going to be used by the Pentagon:

Russia to Halt Export 0of RD 180 Engines for Milsat launches

This, of course, is probably a bit of Russian tongue-in-cheek, since it is hard if not impossible to imagine any technology in the USA that does not have some connection to the Pentagon.

Now, all of this has me scratching my head, especially since NASA wants to land a man on an asteroid in the 2020s(See Armageddon in real life: Nasa astronauts start training for real life mission to land on an asteroid). If you're connecting the above dots here, then it is rather obvious that there are dots that are simply not connecting, and this invites some high octane speculation. It's pretty apparent that backing a bunch of Neo-Nazis in Kiev wasn't a really bright idea (besides being morally reprehensible). And it's pretty clear that trying to have a space program  without any heavy launch vehicles is kind of absurd, especially when you just imposed sanctions on the very country you're relying upon to put your astronauts into orbit. And it's pretty clear that having a space program without any viable domestic program - government or otherwise - to develop such heavy lift launch capabilities is also sort of dumb, unless you're intending to reveal all that good stuff you've been developing with your trillions and quadrillions of looted dollars from bearer bonds scandals and credit default swap derivatives. That can probably buy a lot of antigravity, except I'm not really expecting anyone to reveal that to Russia just because it's not playing nice and letting our astronauts go to the space station while Washington tries to encircle that country and throttle its economy.

So what is going on? I cannot help but entertain the idea that all this may be deliberate. I've never seen such insanity and stupidity coming from Washington, not even in the years of the High Insanity and High Immortality of Lyndon Baines Johnson, for the US actions on the international stage are literally driving the creation of a new and much more powerful bloc than the old Soviet era bloc, and indeed, I cannot but help entertain the idea that they appear to be deliberately designed to do so. And at the centerpiece here is a clever agenda: what is being shown as the weakest link in the American hegemon is precisely space, for look at what we are being asked to swallow:

We are being asked to swallow (1) NASA's "big plans" at the same time as (2) we have absolutely no publicly known conventional technology to accomplish it, and all technologies to do so were scuttled by the current administration.

That, of course, won't fly, and as I do not see any revelation of the hidden technologies any time soon, I suspect we are looking at a script unfolding Cold War, Act Two, and the new space race... we'd better get busy, and start funding those big rockets again, because as it is, those nasty Russians  are once again "ahead."

See you on the flip side.

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “ THE COLD WAR ACT TWO SCRAPBOOK: FRANCE IGNORES SANCTIONS, RUSSIA BANS ...”

  1. I would guess that Russia has similar black-budget technologies, particularly electrogravitic and electrokinetic drives and vehicles. All this chessplaying with rocket engines, the space station and all the rest of it is just for public consumption. What I am curious about is the probability of information blackmail, and how that would fit in to the major players’ armamentarium. Who is most vulnerable to a hostile “disclosure” of the sort Medvedev flirted with a few years back when he joked about the UFO file in the briefcase or when France allows its UFO group to criticize the US for excessive secrecy. Say Putin allowed some very clessified KGB/FSB files to get into the hands of an “anonymous” style group? If someone blew the lid off the real secrets, which government suffers most from deliberate, hostile disclosure?

  2. Well the USA has outlived it’s usefulness to it’s masters and as they say. Those who the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. Unless the Congress who got us into this mess can either revive the X-38 shuttle replacement that these idiots cancelled. Or shakedown the military for the specs for the X-37, X-38 unman shuttles so NASA can quickly design man version to launch their astronauts aloft. It either come clean with the advance propulsion they’ve been hiding or get those trampolines ready.

  3. American foreign policy cannot be conceived to be “that stupid”, I mean when you get wall street, the Pentagramaphone, and politicians sitting down and deciding how they are going to encircle Russia, who in their right mind thought up this mess of blowback. Whoever is calling the shots HAS TO BE insane. The jackbooted moves in Ukraine have all the hallmarks of a lunatic on the loose. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland gets the award for brain dead policy, this woman got caught with her panties down around her ankles, and the world ignored it, or the MSM ignored it.
    The amount of blowback has to increase, the world is sick of this American tomfoolery and sooner or later, the poor American people will be hated so much, they wont be able to go anywhere in the world without getting heckled and given “the bird”.

      1. Hi Luso:

        OMG, I knew about Nuland’ background, but I didn’t know it went SO DEEP. This woman screams of NWO, and a shill par excellence.

        1. Indees she seems to be!
          See she is related with: Kagan of “Project for the New American Century” a mate of William Kristol, a armchair warmonger of the worst kind. They seem to be all jews (and don´t cal me racist because racism has nothing to do with the issue).
          Another interesting guy is the ínterim chaiman of the Ukraine,Turchynov http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandr_Turchynov.
          He is a member of a branch of Livets Ord(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livets_Ord).

          “There has also been criticism, published in the Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter, against donations given to Israelis which have promoted settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories. Ekman countered the statement, saying that the donations never have been to occupied territories, but to settlements on Israeli ground, for example in the Negev desert. The movement advocates Christian Zionism.”

          And the ínterim Prime-Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/04/who-governing-ukraine-olexander-turchynov

          And what are israeli militar vets doing in the Ukraine, helping the new government?

          The power in Ukarine is in the hands of Neo-Nazis?
          Give me a brake!
          The Neo-nazis are nothing more than useful idiots, a mere front to deviate your atention from the “real ones”

        1. marcos & RAJM, your both very welcome.
          I find the Lendman/McMurtry monthly interviews feed my passion in searching for truth. It’s great to hear that you both found them informative & interesting.

    1. Yes, more “nazis” and more “fascism”. BTW, I hate those “chavistas” criminal clows. I know wehat they are because I have family in Venezuela. This being said, check out this guy, Caprilles, one of the main oposition leaders: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrique_Capriles_Radonski

      It is so interesting to know that the 2012 Presidential candidate of the oposition, is a jew, of a community of 14.000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Venezuela , in a country of 29 Million people.

      Again: fascists? Neo-nazis?
      – Come on, people!

  4. first of all, in order to understand the situation, one must know what the French word “mistral” means; “mistral” means in French (then translated into English)- “a cold north wind blowing from the north”-

    now enter Russia…

    Larry

  5. Interesting speculation. Personally, I don’t think the US cares at all about the Space Station, I think they were just fulfilling previous obligations by continuing to send astronauts there. Even at the price per person to pay Russia to transport them, that is just a fraction of the cost of sending a rocket there, so let Russia spend all that money, the US doesn’t care, as they are much more interested in asteroids and Mars. Which brings up the fact that they have contracted that out to private interests, so they don’t need rockets for that either, since rhese companies have their own engines. Why should they care if Russia won’t supply the engines for 1980s technology, which they don’t need? Let them keep spending money on stuff that the US has moved past to other goals.
    I, too, think that Russia is being set up and Putin is too egotistical to see the plan unfolding right before his eyes. That rocket launch that went awry was an indication IMO.

    1. I’m not understanding the situation quite like this.
      I would not be surprised if some of Russia’s technology is far ahead of anything the US has.
      It’s an interesting game they’re playing indeed,

  6. Yes, they might try to convince people that the military budget (the “official” one that is) is so puny that it needs to be increased with freshly printed Fed minidollars. And as for the poverty-stricken underclass that still haunts the eugenecists, well, to paraphrase Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat rocket fuel”.

      1. Loved Your, “Let them eat rocket fuel”.
        I would think the Russians have antigravity.
        But like the word “American”, it’s sort of like William Gibson’s, The future is already here – It’s just not evenly distributed. So when one digs down there are different Americas & Russias; especially, the Grand Canyon deep divides between the peoples’ of the world & their supposed representative governments. The world governments appear as if they’re acting sharply against their own peoples’ interests. Instead, there appear to be “tribes” within that have their own agendas & cultures. Africa is not looking anymore like an anomaly but like the tribal globalized yard stick by which to measure the future that is already here. And where some must eat rocket fuel, in a zero point universe.

        1. One of the best comments I´ve read in the last weeks.

          “Africa is not looking anymore like an anomaly but like the tribal globalized yard stick by which to measure the future that is already here.”

          So true.

  7. There is something “funny” in the current Ukraine crisis: it seems that there are plenty of jews and zionists backing-up the “neonazis”. We don´t see much of that in the media. I wonder why…
    Jews… Russia… troubles…
    Historic recurence, it seems.

  8. It’s so insane that even if you have only a modicum of intelligence it is unfathomable to decipher what they could possibly be thinking. I really don’t want to be an American any longer. Arrogance and stupidity aren’t a very attractive pair.

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