Ever since the USA-sponsored coup and crisis in the Ukraine began, I've been suspicious that there was much more at stake than simply to cause trouble and distraction in Russia's backyard. There was, of course, the obvious if unplausibly-denied attempt to deny Russia's Black Sea Fleet of its traditional home port of Sevastopol, scene of two bloody sieges from the Crimean War to World War Two. Then it emerged that American "agribusiness" corporations like I.G. Farbensanto had bougth port facility access and were planning on introducing GMOs into the Ukraine's agriculture.

But I also suspected that the American moves were as much about the USA repositioning its forward bases in the old Versailles-era cordon sanitaire, M. Clemenceau's "buffer zone" between Germany and the Soviet Union consisting of the Baltic States, Poland, and Romania, a buffer zone not only to keep Russian communism out of the heart of Europe, but to hedge in Germany on her eastern frontiers. It was, in effect, an attempt to keep the two powers apart, an attempt that, let it be noted, ultimately failed with the advent of the Treaty of Rapallo, and failed even more spectacularly with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. And we know what the result of that was...

All of which is why I find the following article in RT rather interesting:

US uses Ukraine crisis to derail Russia-Germany partnership – Lavrov

Here the headline says it all: US Uses Ukraine (sic) Crisis to Derail Russia-Germany partnership." But what I find even more intriguing, and highly suggestive, is this quotation from Mr. Lavrov:

The Ukrainian crisis is used by the US to derail Russia’s partnership with the EU and particularly Germany, Lavrov stressed.

“An open partnership between Russia and Germany is necessary to rattle the European Union, to make the lane of pursuing national interests of [EU] member states prevailing, not to give up the EU policies to marginal politicians acting on orders from across the ocean,” Lavrov explained.

Not only is Mr. Lavrov suggesting that American leverage of the Ukrainian crisis has been used to drive a rift between Moscow and Berlin, but that only by doing so will it be able to keep Germany thoroughly under its thumb, and, through Germany, keep the rest of Europe firmly in Washington's lap... for now.

What intrigues me here, however, are the hidden, high octane speculation possibilities. Readers of my most recent book The Third Way will instantly recognize what may be at stake, for in that book I reveal that it was a very long term geopolitical strategy objective of the German corporate interests to play both sides of the fence until a longer-term deal could be brokered with Moscow to open up Russian and Asian markets to German exports. Indeed, as I also point out in that book, eastern European, and particularly Czech, media sources made no secret of the fact that they believed there was a kind of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact Version 2.0 between Mr. Gorbachev and Herr Kohl, not only to open up those Russian and Asian markets, but, essentially, to carve up the Ukraine and unmake the provisions of the Treaty of Trianon, the "Versailles" Treaty between the Allied And Associated Powers and Austria and Hungary.

According to the Czech news sources of the period of the German reunification, Hungary was to be given a mediating role in any case where ethnic problems of the old Ciscarpathian region of Galicia were ever to recur... an event that is occurring even as I write these words.

Time will tell, of course, if all that occurs, but the real point here is that Mr. Lavrov appears to be verifying or corroborating my high octane geopolitical speculations. And if that's the case, then given the context of those Czech media revelations from the 1990s, then perhaps American foreign policy in the region isn't as crazy on deeper analysis than it looks on the surface. But the USA cannot admit what that deeper agenda might be, for that implies that the real nature of its concerns have little to do with Russia, or Germany, but with much deeper interests burrowed much more deeply into the fabric of postwar European economic and military power.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Dasavin on September 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    If you read this “2030 Plan” from the UN, you may find that the “solution” to all these international stresses is to be put forth this month. Supposedly, all the world’s nations are going to come together under a new centralized structure to heal all the world’s ills. In other words, while the neighborhood gangs are in the streets shouting threats and skirmishing, the big boys have quietly bought up and organized the entire town. A new financial system is to be the ultimate tool employed by a faceless technocracy capable of god-know-what punishment for nations slow to cooperate.

    • Robert Barricklow on September 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      In their “wet dreams”…

  2. 8thdegreeofj on September 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    A perverted form of the M.A.D. doctrine?
    One in which the American nihilists say to their German counterparts “You’re destruction is more assured than ours”

  3. DanaThomas on September 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Third Way, Berlin’s sudden, urgent demand for more “Gastarbeiter”: Recently I formulated a vidchat question for Joseph on Germany, Turkey and immigration past and present, and an answer has come serendipitously from Kanzlerin Merkel in person: “Europe should emulate Turkey’s stand on immigration”. (But she forgot about some “minor exceptions”: Kurds, “Communists”, Greek Cypriots etc.)–merkel-calls-on-eu-to-mirror-turkeys-help-for-refugees

  4. basta on September 2, 2015 at 12:47 am

    All true, but these Great Game considerations pale in comparison to the unprecedented refugee crisis engulfing a restive, recessionary Europe, which is being aided and abetted by those same “marginal politicians acting on orders from across the ocean.” The shopworn PC rhetoric of “Welcome them with open arms!” is being rejected with shouts on the street of “Das Boot ist voll!” The crisis itself has been caused by Washington’s endless wars creating endless refugees, and Europe’s people are waking up to this fact.

    So, one should expect that a good number of these same marginal politicians will soon find themselves looking for some real work once voted out of office. Lavrov’s job won’t be any easier, but Kerry’s certainly will get a lot harder.

    • DanaThomas on September 6, 2015 at 12:42 am

      Basta, they have weaponized migration and theorized it too, with a number of specialized studies such as the open source one below from “Strategic Insights”. Initial paragraph: “Coercion is generally understood to refer to the practice of inducing or preventing changes in political behavior through the use of threats, intimidation, or some other form of pressure—most
      commonly, military force. This article focuses on a very particular nonmilitary method of applying coercive pressure—the use of migration and refugee crises as instruments of persuasion. Conventional wisdom suggests this kind of coercion is rare at best.
      Traditional international relations theory avers that it should rarely succeed. In fact, given the asymmetry in capabilities that tends to exist between would be coercers and their generally more powerful targets, it should rarely even be attempted. However, as this article demonstrates, not only is this kind of coercion attempted far more frequently than the accepted wisdom would suggest but that it also tends to succeed far more often th
      an capabilities-based theories would predict.”

  5. Robert Barricklow on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I actually don’t see Russia playing with Germany. They have a history that doesn’t bear trusting, unless of the common enemy is breathing fire down their throats. As is, Germany & Russia are holding their own with different ideologies that cross swords at best. So It’s the U.S. wanting to call the shots for all; as it is with Germany; and China/Russia. The U.S. has more in common with the U.S. because of the Nazi-like ideologies that have run together, even just before & after WW11. Smedley Butler supposedly stopped the fascist coup to oust FDR. The police -state U.S. policies along with the purposed drug infested policies that embrace it speak volumes.
    Putin just announced dumping the dollar/euro. So money is carrying the big stick, and the all the rest of the talk is walking.
    So the money is being backed by guns[of all sorts]& blk research technological weapons on the U.S. side. The Germans have it also[but buried in secret]. The Russians/Chinese apparently have something as well. All sides are drawing their respective lines[currencies] in the sand[closed/open markets]. Will that sand soon become more closed-in & cemented? If yes, who will fold[shoot first]?

    • Robert Barricklow on September 1, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Of course, the covert Gods[HARP etc.] are already shaking[earthquakes/explosions] things up. Though, it’s not exactly technically cold nor hot; this undefined grey area is definitely heating up to…

  6. DownunderET on September 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Considering the state of the once great United States of America, one has to ponder if “somebody” WANTS to bring down the USA, all be it slowly. My high octane speculation is, that if Joseph is correct, and there are real NAZI’ within the US government, then one can ponder a long term view that Germany has the world in it’s sights. Can anybody say “world domination” here?
    Russia is definitely a sleeping giant, and is very aware of the absolute crazy US foreign policy, and Lavrov has just told all of us that “it knows” of the plan.

  7. RAJM on September 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Great post Doc.

  8. tommo1966 on September 1, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I think Russian officials might be reading and signalling that Mr. Farrell is on the right track.

  9. marcos toledo on September 1, 2015 at 9:40 am

    How does the USA intend to control the World when it’s losing control of itself. A empire fast dissolving into a twenty first corporate feudalism explain that.

  10. Frankie Calcutta on September 1, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I thing Germany’s problems with the domineering United States will all be laid to rest once they unveil their war decisive particle cannon, otherwise known as the Large Hadron Collider. I haven’t a clue how it will work as a weapon but I bet it’s going to hurt. Ouch!

  11. Guygrr on September 1, 2015 at 8:51 am

    As an American citizen I don’t even know what to hope for on the geopolitical stage anymore. IG Farbensanto east or IG Farbensanto west, the Nazi’s over there or the Nazi’s over here, what’s the difference?

  12. yankee phil on September 1, 2015 at 8:43 am

    For europeans the logical partnering of euro nations must include Russia to complete the economic powerhouse. Russia has all the necessary raw materials to supply a German based industrial complex. With the energy resources to boot its a natural and it seems was developing so till the yugoslav drama hit europe, cooling things off after the iron curtain came down. But as time went on we saw the slow integration of Russia into the “common market” once again but not for long,Ukraine’s adventure plunging europe into a tail spin economically,not withstanding the derivative bond market rip offs from Deutschebank and Goldman Sachs that have many E.U.countries hanging in the balance anyways or just plain hanging. If Russia teams China exclusively the E.U. will be seen scrambling to pick up the crumbs,perhaps more like humble pie.

  13. old97polarcat on September 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Foment division between Germany and Russia, and between Japan and China. All in order to maintain hegemony. Not so crazy, as it appears to be working.

    Japan is just a puppet state, so it’s easy to see why they play along. But Germany. By what means does the US keep Germany in line? The usual ones, no doubt, but is that just a bit of light I see between US and Germany?

  14. Robert Barricklow on September 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Just finished The Third Way.
    It was beyond my wildest expectations;
    and they were sky f******g HIGH!

  15. Occult Fan on September 1, 2015 at 7:42 am

    So IG Farbensanto blew up Tianjin…

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