Over the past few years I and other bloggers on the internet have been watching developments in Europe closely, and particularly in the big three continental powers, Italy, France, and Germany. In previous blogs I have been arguing that the policies of the German government were increasingly irrational, and subservient to Washington in a way detrimental to Germany's, and hence Europe's, long term economic and security interests. The focus here has been on the loony refugee policy advocated by Frau Merkel's government, and the equally, if not more, irrational policy of sanctions against Russia in the face of the Ukrainian crisis, a crisis largely minted in Washington, not Berlin and certainly not in Moscow. Western lamestream media opinion notwithstanding, it simply is not in Russia's long term political, economic, or military interest to attempt a "resuscitation" of the old Soviet Empire.

Last year recent developments indicated that a long-term struggle between Washington and Europe(read, Paris, Berlin, and Rome here) is looming, a struggle most recently apparent in growing European opposition to the TTIP (Trans-atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or, as one regular here suggested, Truly Terrible Investment Plan), a scheme conjured in Washington to give American corporations all but royal status in Europe, bypassing national legislatures, and even the regulatory bloat in Brussels. But there have been other significant indicators of a long-term looming problem:

Not the least of these have been two stories from last year: the merger of the largest French and German armaments firms, a step needed to create a trans-European military, with Germany and France taking the lead. This trans-European military is a step to loosen the squeeze of NATO, and hence, of Washington, around Europe's political neck, and a necessary step according to the following opinion from Russia-follower, The Saker:

Germany SITREP researcher C. talks to Scott May 18th, 2016

There's some real meat here to ponder. Consider, for example, this exchange:

Q.: As a Russian, do you think that in the long run, Russia would be better off with an independent and unshackled Germany? I think the EU e.g. is mainly an institution to prevent a “German Reich”. And when it falls, which will be soon, who knows what could happen.

A.: In August 2014, President Putin said that we can never forget the lessons of the World War II. However, German people cannot be held for thousands of years  responsible for what Hitler had done.  Many Germans had died fighting with fascism, also.

As we say… Putin is always right.

Russia wants to deal with an independent Germany, free from NATO and the US.

Q.: When the Empire begins to lose its grip on Germany and Europe they will simply set fire to it. They have all the charges in place. And why would Russia stop them?

A.:  They would in the past, but they can’t do this any longer. They might be able to create small conflicts like in Donbass. But nothing big.

Russia believes that the European Army with Germany as its leader will be instrumental in preventing any kind of “fire” coming from the US, Five Eyes and Israel.

Europe doesn’t want a war in Europe. The Empire does, because they are not in Europe. The devastation of Europe in a war would solve ALL their problems.

Pay attention, those who scream against the European Army are British Nationals,  Americans, and Zionists.

See, Here’s Germany’s Plan For The European Defense Union

The European Army as designed by Germany, France and Russia will be instrumental in squeezing NATO out of Europe and liberating Germany from American occupation.

Q.:  If I were King of Germany tomorrow, would I go to Putin and ask him to support my purge? The purge that would not even be necessary if my people were not completely brainwashed?

Would I ask for Russian protection if I were to expel US troops from Germany? How else do I get them out of here? Could my army even get the job done? If I need Russia to get rid of US vassalage, would Russia really support me for the sake of my own independence?

A.: Germany has already done this. Germany has already asked Russia to support its struggle for independence from the US and NATO occupation.

This video is an interview of historian and journalist Peter Feist to the German internet channel Quer-Denken.TV.

The idea is to create a new economic and political union with free trade and open borders between Russia, and Germany, France and Italy with secure energy delivery and common markets. China and Kazakhstan have also invested politically and financially into this project. Just think about thousands of Germans who were born in Kazakhstan and lived there and moved to Germany, but never severed connections with Kazakhstan.  Nazarbayev wants them to come back. You understand why…

As expected, the “new democracies,” and also the UK, Sweden, Nederland, Switzerland with their governments and elites completely owned by the US are putting fight against those plans. They won’t be a part of this project.

All the “terror” attacks that you have. All the “workers’ ” protests in France.  A fascist putsch in Ukraine.  So called “refugee crisis” was organized starting with the USAID and UN cutting billions of dollars for refugee camps food programs in December 2014. The demands to sign TTIP, or the second kidnapping of Europe.  All these was engineered to scare Germany and France from their cooperation with Russia.

That’s why Merkel is so determined to deal with “refugees” and to pay off Turkey. She just wants to pass this stage of unrest created by the Empire and to continue with a plan of squeezing the US out of Europe. She knows that an alternative is a war in Europe that the US planned to start.
(Emphasis added)

Whether or not Merkel is attempting to "deal with the crisis and pass a certain stage of unrest" so she can continue with a plan of "squeezing the US out of Europe" remains to be seen. The real point here is that one is dealing with an increasingly restive Europe, and this extends up to an includes the political class. The mergers of French and German armaments firms as a prelude to a common military, one which, thus far, we've heard little about its plans or relationship to NATO, says it all.

What's of interest here is the focus on the TTIp agreement, and a little-mentioned theme(at least in the mainstream media in the USA, and I suspect it is not given much play in Europe's mainstream media), that at least some of Europe's refugee crisis is not of European manufacture, but is being driven by the USSA via its various NGOs and intelligence fronts. What emerges from this is that Washington's heavy-handedness is being appreciated in Europe at some level for what it is, and that every means is being sought to extricate Europe from its satellite status.

So, where's the high octane speculation in all this? What can we expect to see if this extensive analysis is, in fact, the case?

Expect, for one thing, to see more of what we have seen in Europe: German Laender politicians breaking openly with Berlin, to establish ties with Russia and quietly circumvent de facto what Berlin, in subservience to Washington, decrees de jure. Similarly, expect to see European corporations also establishing such ties, as we have seen recently from Italy in connection to agricultural cooperation between the two countries. But here, I suspect again, the key for the foreseeable future is not in Berlin or Rome, it's in Paris. There the TTIP is under increasing scrutiny and attack, and the country remains on emergency status in the wake of last year's terrorist attacks. I suspect that even the recent downing of the Egyptian airliner may not only be a terrorist act, but my intuition smells "deeper players" trying to send messages to France. France, I suspect, is having quiet but definite conversations of reassessment of the wisdom of rejoining NATO.

And that may mean there's another De Gaulle waiting in the wings.

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. Churchless Mouse on May 29, 2016 at 12:36 am

    The best thing the us could do is repeal the 16th amendment. Put the states back in charge of congress

  2. Churchless Mouse on May 29, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Wow. Super amazing stuff.

  3. shamus on May 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t know what the hell to think anymore. The pervasive, unscrupulous, and utterly impenetrable mendacity of ALL of the world’s “leaders” is just… leaving me without words.

    Livin’ in the world today…

  4. Dan on May 27, 2016 at 1:22 am

    I lived in berlin a few train stops from the wall and from that experience i know the germans evolved significantly and the people are keen to show this in practical ways at every opportunity. One thing that hasn’t changed is their genetically inbuilt competence, (so annoying at times).
    There is no great respect for the USA in europe. The USA in turn confirms thier reputation as dangerous idiots almost daily.
    Living in europe one is struck by the standard of education. It is quite high in contrast to Amerika and Oztrailure, the quality and diversity of media is also better.
    The spirit of De Gaulle is walking and like it or not the royalists may win out. Perhaps the bloodline much maligned still moves in the world and perhaps it moves for us in momentary alignment, for now, with us.
    If i was a US intellectual i would move to europe now.

    • Dan on May 27, 2016 at 1:37 am

      Allen Dulles may have bested De Gaulle in the short term but his legacy lives and Dulles’ legacy is increasingly threadbare in these new days.

    • Lost on May 27, 2016 at 7:33 am

      German competence:

      Not even counting the diesel fiasco, VW doesn’t have great reputation as a car maker, and it never really did. BMW faltered, cars that should have gone 100,000 miles without significant problems just weren’t.

      German highspeed rail has had serious accidents, because of less that competent engineering choices.

      Smart German business leaders are right to be very concerned that Germany has little in the way of a networked data industry, no Google, or frankly Yandex (a Russian Google), the main German CAD software, design, Vectorworks (MiniCAD) is considered a joke in comparison to serious French and US CAD software packages.

      As for De Gaulle: One of the big reasons the French (together with the Israelis) built their own nuclear weapons program was so as not to be invaded by Germany again.

      Going back further, Germans dismissing the competence of the USA, the Soviets, and the English lead directly to the Nazi defeat.

      • Don B on May 27, 2016 at 9:35 am

        Agree. German engineering is exaggerated in my opinion. Their cars are way over priced and not very dependable after 20-30,000 miles. If anything they over engineered.
        I think one reason we keep the military there is to make sure they stay suppressed militarily. My father told me back in the 50s that Germany would rise again. He served in the OSS as an advisor off and on.

        He never knowingly bought a German product because The Germans killed one of his cousins before the US invaded Italy while his cousin and an elderly man hid out in an old building. I don’t hold my father’s bias but I am not a big German fan.

        • Neru on May 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

          At least those engineers had one epiphany : no normal European Joe could afford the juce that those wonderfull American engineered motors need.

          • Don B on May 28, 2016 at 10:02 am

            In case you haven’t noticed Neru, the US and Europe are two different cultures. No, I am glad my forefathers left the cesspool called Europe. db

      • Dan on May 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm

        you forgot to mention the kinder crusade and the dancing madness of 1374…

        • Dan on May 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm

          i wonder if the European nuclear operations also run on commodore 64’s and floppy disks?

          • Robert Barricklow on May 28, 2016 at 4:25 pm


          • Churchless Mouse on May 29, 2016 at 12:27 am

            Managing a launch process would be nothing for a commodore… 😐

    • goshawks on May 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Dan, I am driving a 1989 Audi 80 Quattro that has always been in my family. (My mother bought it new, owned it for two years, and passed away. She willed it to me.) It is my primary car, and has racked up around 300,000 miles. Mechanically and electrically, it is still in great shape. The original paint job is finally losing out to nature and will need to be redone within a few years.

      I have no problem with this car’s German engineering and manufacturing… (grin)

  5. goshawks on May 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    On the merging of the largest German and French arms conglomerates, I suspect that they have learned from the Eurofighter debacle. That was when all of Europe was to get together and design/manufacture a fighter with enough pan-Europe orders to be financially viable. (Think F-16.) Well, the British and French dug in their heels around different perceived roles. This fractured the alliance and led to two competing fighters which, in turn, has almost doomed the European fighter firms to irrelevance.

    So, one way to avoid this (stupid and egomaniacal) scenario is to have only one firm to buy from. The problem with this solution – for the public – is that you have just created a defacto cartel and attendant monopoly cost-structure…

    A way of avoiding the “Germany leading the armies of Europe” problem is to develop a leadership similar to the US’ Joint Chiefs of Staff. Each branch knows that to put another branch in long-term control is financial suicide, so the leadership is continually rotated amongst branches.

    Also, The Saker has predicted that if there is ever a serious uprising within the EU, France will be the country doing it…

  6. Vader_Etro on May 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Proud de Gaulle’s son?

  7. marcos toledo on May 26, 2016 at 11:56 am

    A Hobbson choice either except political vassalage under a resurrected Third Reich or one under Europe’s Rosemary’s Baby. Or become a civilized part of Eurasia it says that it is. WHICH SHALL IT BE the ending of Things To Come.

  8. Robert Barricklow on May 26, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Again I/m reminded of Kissinger’s
    – To be an enemy of the United States is dangerous.
    To be a friend…

    • LSM on May 26, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      according to German MSM media today the US gov’t wants to increase its military presence in Germany by investing a helluva lot of money; let’s see if the Merkel adm. has enough power (money) to prevent this-


      • Robert Barricklow on May 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Just so it get’s done.
        Get rid of one;
        and another steps into to fill the vacuum.
        Need to get some down home, bone fide Germans to step into those vacated shoes[absolutely no more goose-stepping wannabes, from whatever origin].

      • Robert Barricklow on May 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

        my reply to you was Deep Sixed.
        Apparently, agreeing with getting rid of those ugly Americans; is, in the bot’s version: verboden.

      • Robert Barricklow on May 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

  9. old97polarcat on May 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

    “Every means is being sought to extricate Europe from its satellite status.”

    We know, according to Escobar, that the US threatened Merkel with excluding German cars from the US market. So what happens if today she announces the closure of US bases there?

  10. Lost on May 26, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I can’t imagine France, Denmark, Holland, Poland, the Czech Republic would want a pan-European army under German control.

    • loisg on May 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

      I agree, they may want out from under NATO, but this new arrangement seems like a case of out if the frying pan into the fire.

      • Lost on May 27, 2016 at 9:01 am

        I’d go further, in limited quantity, all on the list, especially Poland, and yes even Russia, want the US military (within NATO) to remain in the middle of Europe.

  11. DanaThomas on May 26, 2016 at 5:35 am

    From these sources, it looks like the various groupings of oligarchs are jostling to get the best position in the forthcoming geopolitical changes. For the sake of the peoples of Europe, let’s hope that these changes involve more than just a readjustment of the armaments industry (as seems to emerge from the article “Here’s Germany’s Plan”). And more than just a Franco-German “condominium” arrangement to take over the existing military and EU/Euro control network, in the name of “national sovereignty”. Which in reality might be merely dual Franco-German sovereignty. Regrettably, I would see Italy playing a subordinate and not a leading role in this process, given the current pitiful situation of the country’s political class.

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