THE GEOPOLITICAL EARTHQUAKES CONTINUE: JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER WANTS EU TO ...

While we're on the subject of the geopolitical earthquakes that have been continuing with breakneck speed ever since the Ukrainian mess, and the Russian-Chinese intervention in Syria, it's worthwhile to step behind the squabbling in the Middle East to see what "the big boys" are saying, particularly in Europe, in this article shared by Mr. B..:

Turning point? EU Commission head says relations with Russia ‘must be improved,’ US ‘can’t dictate’

The message here is crystal clear:

It is now critical for the EU to work on its relations with Russia, Juncker said in the southern German town of Passau: “We must make efforts towards a practical relationship with Russia. It is not sexy but that must be the case, we can’t go on like this.”

Moreover, the US needs to keep its influence out of EU relations with other countries, Juncker added.

“Russia must be treated decently … We can’t let our relationship with Russia be dictated by Washington.”

EU-Russia relations have deteriorated since the EU imposed sanctions on Russia for its alleged role in the Ukrainian conflict. The Russian government has unswervingly denied these allegations. (Boldface emphasis added)

Reading between the lines a bit, what Mr. Juncker is really saying is that it is time for Europe to stand up to Washington, and tell it to "butt out" of trying to dictate European policy - economic, political, or otherwise - toward Russia.

This was an inevitability, for in the long term, Washington's pressures on Europe are not sustainable. Europe is reliant upon Russian energy, its exports to Russia are significant, and in any case, that business with Russia can continue through Russian Allies such as China. More to the point, Europe has little to gain, and almost everything to lose, by escalations in military tensions between the USA and Russia. And equally between the lines here is the assumption that Russia is involved in the Donbass, and seeks to reintegrate the Ukraine into Russia itself, a consistent meme of American coverage of the Ukrainian fiasco.

Europe has had a long history of Washington's heavy hand in recent years: the Bosnian intervention, Kosovo, and now the Ukrainian mess and the refugee spill-over from an apparently botched policy in Syria and elsewhere.

Behind this, however, is Washington's real fear, one admitted recently by the head of the USA's STARTFOR: the real goal in American policy in Europe has been to prevent a Russo-German alliance, or even, at a lesser level, a Russo-German Entente.

And Washington is not unjustifiably concerned about such fears:

Gorbachev calls for Russia-Germany alliance ‘for common European good’

Meanwhile, the Ukraine continues to dig itself into a moral and political hole with actions such as this:

Top Ukraine official backs idea 'to help ISIS take revenge on Russian soldiers in Syria’

Just in case you missed what kind of regime Washington is backing in Kiev, ponder these words of Mr. Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukraine's Interior Ministry:

“I think that their faces [on TV] will be enough, so that Islamic State militants and their supporters in Russia, the majority of whom are in the Caucasus region, could then find them and take revenge [on them] under Sharia law,” the Facebook user wrote to Gerashchenko.

Gerashchenko, who also attached an RT video showing Russian military jets in Syria in his post, seemed to be inspired by the idea. He urged everyone who has any information about Russian servicemen fighting ISIS in Syria to report the data on the volunteer-made Mirotvorec (Peacekeeper) website. For such information, there would be a special section, entitled “Putin’s crimes in Syria and Middle East.”

IN a geopolitical climate where Russia has made it abundantly clear that it will combat terrorism, this probably wasn't the wisest course for someone in Kiev to be openly promoting.

See you on the flip side...

12 thoughts on “ THE GEOPOLITICAL EARTHQUAKES CONTINUE: JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER WANTS EU TO ...”

  1. I can say as one living in Europe the job market was drastically effected by the sanctions on trade with Russia. Believe me when I tell you the trillion dollars worth of business was felt by every one,even my immediate family lost scheduled (seasonal)work that they were depending on as they had been for the last 8 or so years. I’m sure Germany took the biggest hit financially as this trade helped them employ the east German population that entered their work force on mass.Too bad America is about to throw Nato into the deep end in the middle east and all these complaints will go the way of the DoDo once the fur starts flying.

  2. Europe’s ‘getting a spine’ may simply be due to the passage of time. As the WWII generations have aged out of power, the ‘young whippersnappers’ have no direct memory of WWII. So, their ‘felt history’ consists of the present. Their attitude becomes much like the old saying, “But what have you done for me, now?” Given this, I would expect a ground-swell in the demand for autonomy. Not from the bought/intimidated politicos, but from the general population. Human nature…

  3. When Jean-Claude Junker says that the US has to stop meddling in EU policy, he means it. There are some heavyweight people in Brussels, BUT, none come bigger than JCJ. This has been coming for awhile, and in my opinion, Washington will do what it normally does in these situations, they ignore it, WHY, because the US is…….well…awesome right.

  4. Toward the end, Rome held its borders and fought its wars using merceneries and proxies and because of the heavy cost to field these standing legions, even victories further enfeebled the empire. Its manufacturing was only profitable in the peripheral provinces and so its merchant class moved their workshops further and further from Rome itself, and thus the homeland became a financial black hole that sucked in wealth and food and goods and gave nothing back but more and more laws and decrees. The republic had long since been replaced with a dictatorship after a bloody coup in which literally the entire political class stabbed their ruler in the back, and replaced him with a succession of generals and tyrants and at the end corrupt, inbred dynasties vied for rule by placing their the feckless progeny in power, further accelerating decline.

  5. Cui Bono?
    That’s what the Witches Brew usually boils down to.
    Herein we’re led to believe, usually[counter-examples are plenty/some purposed],
    to choose the lesser of two evils. In the third way, the choice widens to three evils. What is NEVER proposed, except in myth,
    is a way toward freedom for all.
    Where, pray tell could that be?
    The mythical Gettysburg Address? /that government of the people, by the people, for the people. That record, the one that keeps-on-playing in the background of the stars & stripes – set against those amber waves of grain, from sea to shining sea – that home on the range made safe by TV Cowboys & the just-in-time cavalry.
    Yet the record clearly shows No such government has existed[except for perhaps a few months of bloody battles trying to keep it], despite our fable-written history.
    So, Qui Bono?
    Those Snidely Whiplashes, the hidden .001%ers?
    Those kill them all/billions upon billions, BUT those chosen few?
    Indeed, in this FIXED GAME, Qui Bono?

  6. I have been hearing rumors before about IS supporters in southern Russia, and that this is one reason Russia decided to get more involved in Syria, as those fighters had begun threatening Russia itself. Still, it all makes me wonder what’s happening. I keep thinking that we’ve been fighting proxie wars for some time, but perhaps it is a proxie within a proxie, in which case it’s going to be next to impossible to find the real players in this mess.

    1. The Russians know very well they have been targeted by Western NGOs to gin up a color revolution — the last serious attempt was about two years ago, which resulted in them passing strict laws forbidding NGOs to operate in Russia unregulated — and they also know that the Chechen separatists have been aided and encouraged by the Cabal/The Usual Suspects, particularly the Saudis. It was widely reported that the last Saudi Foreign Minister made a veiled threat to Putin in a face-to-face meeting held before the Sochi Olympic games, saying that he could not ensure the safety of the games against a terrorist threat unless Putin came to his senses about Syria. Of course Putin was livid, and the Saudi prince an idiot.

      All you have to do is look at a map of the region to see that Syria is key to protecting the Russian Federation’s south-western flank from the incursions and infiltration of proxy terrorist cells, and so for Russia there is no question of losing Syria. The current Syrian destabilization campaign, for this reason alone, was a massive strategic blunder, because it has forced Russia to defend a vital interest, and has generated a profound and continuing set of unintended consequences. In a word, it was stupid.

  7. Read Joseph latest book “The Third Way” by the way who is really running the show in the USA. Who is or are the head of state, cabal calling the shots from wherever they reside The Masters of the World the Knights Of The Golden Dawn.

  8. One can only wonder if that flood of Syrian refugees was intentionally aimed at Europe through covert means as another misguided method to bring them back to the fold, so to speak. Once there, they could then be aimed at Russia via social media.
    The arrogant attitude of the refugees concerning their expectations vs. actual treatment might be somewhat revealing here; as I suspect that not all of them are actual “refugees” given the high percentage of single male “children” within them.
    It would be an excellent way to spread “radical Islam” throughout Europe toward Russia without seeming to intentionally do so.
    Questions that might be asked: whose covert means are being used here and what are its intended goals. The “usual suspects” are playing a very dangerous game here.

  9. Excuse me for my total ignorance, but our American position in all of this is so counter intuitive. Russia was a friend and supporter during the American Civil War and at other times in history. Why would we turn on them in such a strong way. We helped create the Soviet mess in the first place. In my opinion, we have go far astray of common sense.

    I hope we can get back on track before it is too late. It would be nice to know what political wars are going on in the background of Washington politics right now. I think there is a struggle to change things for the better. I hope we are in for a positive surprise. Trying to stay positive here.

    Happy Halloween to all.

    1. The NWO is possibly setting the stage for an invasion of the US if our government fails to disarm us and destroy our Bill of Rights and implement the rest of their nefarious mandates. The invasion will most likely be about stripping us of our military might, personal arms, and expectation of rights I suspect. Everything is all theatre and all sides are in on it. I was waiting to see how long it would take Russia to destroy ISIS and by the fact that ISIS is still a power proves to me this is all theatre. If ISIS becomes history soon I will have to re-evaluate this theory but it looks like Russia is taking its time.

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