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GERMANY HAS HAD IT, CONSIDERS SANCTIONS AGAINST USA

A few days ago I blogged about a suspicion I've long entertained, namely, that there appears to be some sort of covert war taking place between Washington and Berlin, and that this covert war has been going on for a while, most recently entering an "economic warfare" guise. I've also advanced the hypothesis that American "rebasing" efforts in Eastern Europe were part of a very old geopolitical game, first played by King Edward VII, then by Clemenceau, Chamberlain and Daladier. Edward, of course, helped engineer the Triple Entente, the alliance of France, Russia, and Britain that was, of course, directed against Germany and eventually "lay siege" to the Central Powers for four years during World War One. Edward's ploy, of course, was also to prevent the "geopolitically unthinkable": an alliance of Russia and Germany, long the bug-a-boo of geopolitical thinking. After World War One, the formal alliance system was replaced by the idea of the cordon sanitaire, the "buffer zone" of small states created from the nationalities within the old Russian Empire: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania became the "sanitary cordon" between Russia and Germany to prevent an alliance.

Of course, the Treaty of Rapallo side-stepped all of this. Then came the strengthening of that idea with the military guarantees given by Daladier and Chamberlain to Poland...

... an idea that didn't work out too well for Poland, France, the UK, or ultimately, Germany.

The most recent version of this game has been the "let's launch a coup in the Ukraine, and, just to keep Merkel out of it, launch sanctions on Russia (for its aggression in the affair, of course), which sanctions will keep Germany and Russia from building all those pipelines and cementing other lucrative deals). Part and parcel of my hypothesis about this covert warfare also deals with the war of fines and sanctions against German banks (Deutsche Bank) and German auto manufacturers.

Well, it's beginning to look more and more like this hypothesis might have some traction, for the gloves are increasingly coming off. The most recent round of anti-Russia sanctions, I wrote a few days ago, was as much directed against Germany as they were against Russia.

And now Kanzlerin Merkel is making no bones about it, and pulling no punches: Germany is considering economic sanctions on the USA, this time, against imports of American energy, according to this Sputnik article shared by Ms. K.M.:

The Final Straw: Germany Mulling Over Sanctions… This Time Against the US

There are some important considerations and paragraphs here to note:

In a joint statement, Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austria's Chancellor Christian Kern slammed the decision by the US Senate to impose new sanctions on Moscow over its alleged interference in the US presidential election as well as the ongoing situations in Ukraine and Syria.

"Threatening German, Austrian and other European enterprises with penalties on the US market only because they take part in the gas supply projects such as the Nord Stream 2 together with Russia or finance them, is adding an absolutely new and highly negative aspect in relations between the US and Europe," the joint statement reads.

For his part, the leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD), Martin Schulz, lambasted US senators' move and called upon German Chancellor Angela Merkel to oppose it.

"We have seen that the US is pursuing a course in energy policy that is dangerous and is directed against Germany," Schulz told the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI). (Emphasis added)

Now, in my previous blog on this subject, I only suggested that the perception of the new sanctions regime would backfire and be seen as sanctions against Germany (which I also argued was the real additional, though hidden, target of the sanctions). Here, the leader of the opposition party in Germany, Herr Schulz, is now saying openly what only a few days ago was mere suspicion. To put it country simple: the situation is deteriorating quickly.

But there's more:

Germany and Austria suspect that Senate's anti-Russian bill is an attempt to "occupy" the European energy market on the part of US corporations.

"Germany and Austria went one step further, too — accusing the US of looking to promote the role of US LNG in Europe at the expense of Russian gas," the S&P Global Platts writer underscored, adding that the US apparently wants to kill two birds with one stone by exerting sanctions on Nord Stream 2: to "punish" Moscow and promote US LNG supplies in Europe, "which would have the knock-on effect of supporting domestic US gas industry."

In this context, Danilov wrote, it is most likely that potential anti-American sanctions would be aimed not at inflicting any economic damage on the US but at sabotaging Washington's attempts to seize the European energy market.

"A ban on the import of American LNG into the EU countries could have become a very effective tool to prevent America's attempts to influence the European market," Danilov assumed adding that this measure could potentially attract wide public support. (Emphasis added)

This, too, is a new admission in the growing and widening gulf between Berlin and Washington, and like it or not, where Berlin goes on this issue, Europe goes. That means we are fast approaching the point when Europe will have to choose between the USA and Russia, a choice that has been delayed for some decades, but which, now, with the USSA playing "world cop," crawling into bed with radical Islamic terrorist organizations, and interfering in the internal policies of several nations, in the long term, I suspect that the choice will not be favorable to Washington, regardless what Europe does in the short term.

The reason: Washington has proven its growing instability and psychopathy since 9/11. The last sentence of the article reminds us of this point: "It appears that the US political elite have completely forgotten that the interest of its European partners should be taken into account, Danilov concluded."

Precisely, the unipolar paradigm reigns in Washington, in the dominant party, and the fake opposition party. And that unipolar paradigm has, since 9/11, seen the following things be accomplished: (1) Japanese rearmament, (2) Growing Russo-Japanese cooperation, (3) A fed-up Philippines, (4) more bi-lateral currency-trade deals bypassing the US dollar, (5) an insane, banana-republic political culture in Washington, (6) arms sales to the (out)House of Saud, a prime contributor to Islamic terrorism, (7) growing radicalism in Indonesia, and now, (8) the growing estrangement between Washington and our most powerful ally in Europe.

Washington has repeatedly asked its European "allies" to step up to the plate and do more for its own defense. But I have to wonder, if that happened, and Europe then demanded removal of ALL American bases in Europe because they're sick and tired of being under Washington's thumb, what the response would be.

I suspect we all know.

In any case, I suspect we'll find out, after a few years of Japanese rearmament, when they once again ask us to get rid of our bases there.

So, if we want our allies to continue to be allies, then we need to stop treating them as vassals and satraps, and we'd better do so quickly. The trouble is, the idiots in Washington have not existed in a multi-polar world since the beginning of World War Two. They no longer know how.

They're stupid.

And because they're stupid, everyone is in trouble.

See you on the flip side...

11 thoughts on “GERMANY HAS HAD IT, CONSIDERS SANCTIONS AGAINST USA”

  1. Robert Barricklow

    Mixing yesterday’s blog with today’s.
    If power ere a prescription drug, it would come with a laundry list of side effects. I can think a few off the bat: It can corrupt. It can intoxicate. It can turn a fat ugly old man[Kissinger] into a sex symbol. It can cause brain damage; as illiterated above, in the Doctor’s post.
    The US leadership has turned the USA’s Republic upsidedown. Would people want with that kind of leadership? Bad people, yes. But the majority of people are good. So, they just need good leadership w/o power brain damage. It’s rather hard to pick a country with it. Russia comes close; because they were able to avoid the trap laid-out in which Yeltsin drunkenly stepped. Putin boldly stepped out of the trap; then started laying his own – to return the favor.

  2. I wonder how long countries with US military bases say this “YANKEE GO HOME”.

  3. anakephalaiosis

    FINAL SOLUTION

    What if Mayflower had sunk
    and captain had been drunk,
    we would not be in a mess
    of globalist empire distress.

    Give me a time machine fast
    so I space in time can blast,
    and drill a hole in Mayflower
    with my rapier of wild rover.

  4. marcos toledo

    As I have written before reliance of Europe on the USSA for energy is stupid. It makes no economic or security sense a Russian energy pipeline is more economical and politically sound. Until Europe gets it’s act together it will remain a political and military shooting gallery it’s been for a thousand years.

  5. I’ll say it yet again, none of this would be happening if Trump were not president. If you had HRC in the White House and a continuation of the Globolshevik ideology of those Open Society twins, Obama and Merkel, then Germany would just shut up and toe the line. But the ideological rupture and prospect of eight years of the US following an America (-‘s Corporations) First policy has tipped the scales for the Germans and now they’re trumping up (pun intended) everything they would have swallowed under the Ancien Regime and are using it to cut and run.

    Washington will never adapt to treating its vassals as allies. Lol at the thought! You might as well expect them to stop cultivating terrorists or stop squeezing the citizenry like a lemon.

    1. Exactly Basta. You are right on point! I can’t believe some people are still wanting to see the U S get fleeced for another 8 years by the scum that have turned this country into a cesspool. Trump has his faults…. but that isn’t one of them. db

  6. Dr. Farrell frustration on this blog leaps out the screen of my laptop. Great article !

  7. I just watched two ‘old’ segments with Joseph talking about the Nazis and the Bell; well worth watching.
    Dr. Joseph P. Farrell – ‘The Nazi International’ (IUFOC, 2009) Parts 1&2:
    youtube dot com/watch?v=Kd_sUOvR2vY
    youtube dot com/watch?v=15EuY98gCUk

    The aspect that really struck me – in relation to this column – was regarding the ‘deal’ struck between the AngloZionist banksters and the Bormann post-war State for the ‘common profit’ of both. Especially, the implication by Joseph that the Nazis would eventually perfect their Bell-based energy technology and seek to come-out-from-under the bankster-controlled petrodollar slave-system. (Changing the metaphor from closed-system to open-system.)

    That lecture was eight years ago, toward the start of the Great Recession. Since then, the banksters have run in ever-tighter circles, trying to keep the fiat-paper empire alive. (Along that line, Deutsche Bank had a near-death-experience last year, averted only by Qatar buying part of it.)

    My thought was that the banksters would not EVER give up financial control, even to the point of starting WWIII. So, the Bormann post-war State (whatever they have morphed-into since WWII) might be biding-their-time for the perfect moment to step-in: at or just-after there is a worldwide financial-system meltdown. The banksters may even Entreat them to step-in with the ‘new’ technology, with the peasants heading for their castles carrying pitchforks.

    So, all the new ‘jockeying’ around Germany (and Ms Merkel) may have deeper roots…

    (Also, remember the recent Obama family ‘vacation’ to within visiting-distance of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina…)

  8. I don’t uphold much positiveness for the Eurocrats in Brussel. They lived in the arse of the USA for so long they are addicted to the smell. The looting/raping literally/psychologically is going on for, oh, as long as I can remember by the USA. The Eurocrats never minded it, even added to misery on the planet with glee, think Lybia, Yugoslavia, the Ukraine.

    Germany should have known better, a bit of history should have served them well. I suppose the power in the EU got them drunk and short sighted concerning the future and the USA used that to the hilt.

    So what is next, a revolt in the EU assembly? I hardly see those Eurocrats pulling together in one mind. The only thing I see is a literal repeat of history and a war against Germany with a total destruction of the EU. Those Eurocrats serve their masters well, death and destruction everywhere they go/do.

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