MERKEL: GET READY FOR A NEW GEOPOLITICAL REALITY

MERKEL: GET READY FOR A NEW GEOPOLITICAL REALITY

This week I've been blogging about stories that herald some significant geopolitical changes. Yesterday, for example, I argued that we're watching a "Quadruple Entente" emerge in the Pacific over growing concerns about Communist Chinese aggressiveness. This "Quadruple Entente" consisting of the USA, Russia, India, and Japan, around which are clustered smaller regional powers, is less a formal alliance system than an informal understanding that the Communist Chinese government is both aggressive, not to be trusted, and, paradoxically, weak.

But now there's a similar geopolitical revolution getting underway half a world away in Europe, and true to form, it's Germany pointing it out, according to these two stories shared by M.G., and W.G. (no relation!):

It’s not about Trump: Berlin says relations with US are so bad even Democrats back in White House cannot fix them

Merkel: Europe Should Brace For a Reality in Which US No longer a World Power

Let's look at some statements from these two articles before I offer my daily speculations on what all this means. Consider, for example, this statement from the first article:

The days of the good old ‘transatlantic partnership’ have passed, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has admitted, adding that even the Democrats returning to power is unlikely to automatically bring those days back.

“Anyone, who believes that the transatlantic partnership will once again be what it once was with a Democratic president, underestimates the structural changes,” the minister told German news agency dpa, hinting that relations between the two allies will never be the same even without President Donald Trump at the helm in Washington. (Bold italics emphasis added)

"Structural changes" is a wonderful phrase, masking a multitude of globalist dogmas which, under Mad Madam Merkel, the German government has been only too slavishly willing to follow. Not the least of these "structural changes" was the emergence of the European Union itself and, more recently, Franco-German calls for a common European military. In this respect, a few years ago I blogged about the then German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier's statements to a group of German businessmen meeting in Berlin that Germany needed to assume a much more militaristic and firm foreign policy stance than it had in the post-war period up to that point. As far as I was concerned then, and this remains my position now, Herr Steinmeier's words were a bit "disconcerting," since under Chancellor Kohl - mentor to Angela Merkel - the German government had played the principal and pivotal role in the crack-up of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, being the first government of a major power to recognize Croatia, and then becoming the first occasion since the end of World War Two when elements of the German Army and Luftwaffe were dispatched as peace-keepers to Croatia to enforce the point. Subsequent Kohl arm-twisting led to the capitulation of the Czech republic to German conditions for entry into the EU. At the time, the Czech media complained that the country was once again being made a protectorate. Similarly, it was Kohl who insisted that, if there was to be any "EU," its central bank had to be located in Germany. (See my book The Nazi International). At the time I wrote the blog, and in the light of the Kohl government's post-reunification behavior, I wondered just exactly what Herr Steinmeier meant by a more firm foreign policy. With respect to a common European military, Germany has not waited for it to happen, as the German military, the Bundeswehr, has already integrated various Dutch and Czech and other nations' units into its command structure.

My point here is not to pick on Germany but rather to point out that the "structural changes" of which the current German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, speaks were well underway during the Obama Administration. The real question is why Chancellorin Merkel has decided to make her statements now, and I suspect it has nothing to do with Mr. Trump.

The clue lies in the second article from RT:

In short, what is uppermost in Merkel's mind is probably coming from a political, cultural, and economic analysis that her Foreign Ministry and intelligence services have conducted with respect to three powers: India, China, and the USA. In the case of the first two, that analysis would be straightforward and include most of the points I have rehearsed in the previous two days' blogs. With respect to the USA, Merkel's government and long term planners are likely seeing the very same thing that Mr. Abe's government is seeing: the USA is a country increasingly divided culturally, there is a widespread breakdown of confidence in government institutions at the federal level in the USA, there are various secessionist movements on both the left and the right, and an inability to resolve domestic difficulties "within the system". And the situation for the long run does not look like it will improve given the rise of a radical and violent left in the country which is not going to go away any time soon and which, should it ever take power, will not look kindly on "bourgeois" powers like France or Germany. Notably, Merkel is really saying the same thing as Mr. Abe's government: we will continue to support our alliance with the USA, while re-arming for the possible eventuality that we well have to assume the burden of our own deterrence and defense; or as  Herr Maas put this point in the first article:

Still, he also admitted that Berlin is not ready to give up on its longstanding alliance with Washington just yet. “The transatlantic relations are extraordinarily important, they will remain important and we are working to make sure they have a future,” he said.

The reference to the "shared nuclear umbrella" is also intriguing, since this means that with the departure of Great Britain from the EU, that country's "nuclear umbrella's" extension to Germany is no longer as solid as it once was. That leaves France as the only nuclear and thermonuclear power in the European Union, and I can see no situation, in spite all of globaloney dogmas and reassurances, that would convince France to share sovereign control of that umbrella with any other nation, especially Germany.  Thus, behind Frau Merkel's pleasant words, I strongly suspect there lurks some internal pressure for the formation of a strategic deterrent on the part of Germany itself. Indeed, the Bundeswehr has done such studies in the past, and in most instances concluded that such a step would eventually become necessary.

Merkel would do well to consider the recent Japanese statements, which included deliberate mention of "kinetic weapons," weapons which, if deployed in space, would have a similar strategic destruction potential, without all the nasty fallout consequences of nuclear weapons. And it would avoid treaty undertakings by the German government not to develop nuclear weapons.

Of course, to assume she and her military experts are not familiar with those statements and with the possibilities afforded by kinetic weapons is to assume a level of incompetence and stupidity on their part that is simply impossible.

One may disagree with her, but she, and her advisors, anything but stupid.

See you on the flip side...

 

33 thoughts on “MERKEL: GET READY FOR A NEW GEOPOLITICAL REALITY”

  1. William Engdahl ways in on the continual changing geopolitical realities; specifically India/China:
    http://williamengdahl.com/englishNEO3Jul2020.php

    This was connected to the U.S. moves in Germany. In fact, it was revealed in a virtual meeting…
    [got to keep that covid1984 4ever illusion ongoing]
    Engdahl shows the deadly leadership decisions in the past have not, as yet, found any hint of a cure in our present; nor, indeed portend any sanity w/in the Anglosphere’s future polity, as well. It seems insanity is inbred w/in their leadership ranks.
    Looks like the situation is ripe for some new UFO sightings; unless the aliens have given up on these crazy naked apes w/nukes.

  2. What does the New Reich’s reemergence as a military power look like in the context of an EU that, by all appearances, is coming apart at the seams?

    I’m sure Germany would love to have all of Central Europe at its command militarily (as it does economically already), but is that realistic if the EU implodes?

    1. The EU is being imploded by design I suspect. The game is adjusted as their opponents try to wiggle out from under their control but the objective remains the same. Build up all the different factions militarily while weakening them societally so they will utterly destroy each other in the next war to end all wars. Then the puppet masters hope to be the last ones standing and rule the world. Things are getting dicey and all the players are on to their game so look out for more bio attacks with them being spared and claiming it was God’s doing and not a secret vaccine only their people got.

  3. In 2015 :  Ursula von der Leyen  said ‘ The perspective of having a European Army, is, in my opinion, the future.’ Juncker said the same year  ‘An EU army would let the continent react credibly to threats to peace in a member state or a neighbour of the EU’. 

    Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP said “I support Juncker in building an EU army if it means the termination of all EU member states’ armies and is controlled by the European Parliament.’

    2016 : Financial Times published an article on a White Paper : Germany to push for progress towards European army, and mentioned this as a sign where the EU block was heading. “German security policy has relevance — also far beyond our country,” the paper states. “Germany is willing to join early, decisively and substantially as a driving force in international debates . . . to take responsibility and ASSUME LEADERSHIP”.
    The publication of the White Paper was delayed until after the Referendum, as  Berlin was aware that its call for more European defence  could inadvertently resonate in the UK referendum.

    Jan Techau, a former defence official at Carnegie Europe, said: “This is the time of a new Germany.
    4 Feb 2016 : Column 1119 UK Parliament business…The EU usually finds a way of achieving what it wants, ever closer union, even at the expense of violating its commitments. As Mr Juncker once said,’when it becomes serious, you have to lie’ . Angela Merkel has made her wishes clear:’we want more Europe, and stronger powers to intervene’ . Martin Schultz, President of the European Parliament, has been particularly blunt: ‘the UK belongs to the EU.

    Nov 2018 : Merkel suggested countries should be willing to give up control over their own affairs and let organisations such as the European Union have more power. She told the audience at an event, titled ‘Parliamentarianism Between Globalisation and National Sovereignty’: “In this day nation states must today – should today, I say – be ready to give up sovereignty.

    2019 : Macron to make national service MANDATORY for 16-year-oldsThe scheme has been criticised by the French army, who have dubbed it a costly distraction from their job. In response to this criticism from the Army, Macron approved a month-long hybrid civilian-military.
    This will see the teenagers issued uniforms and drilled in exercises including saluting the national flag.( Sounds like the H Youth)
    Macron hopes the scheme will have more than 800,000 teenagers recruited by the year 2024, and when recruits are 18 they will be encouraged to join the military permanently.
    His vision was backed by Ms Merkel who said she supported a “real, true” European army’ .

    Jan 2019 : Merkel and Macron signed The Treaty of Aachen, which pledges enhanced cooperation between France and Germany on European policies; and reaffirmed their foreign policy, security, and military cooperation.

    Federica Mogherini’s  publication ‘Towards an EU Global Stratergy’ , talks about the EU commission handling dissonance throughout the EU, and the causes of it.  Publication was held back until after the referendum, for fears it would affect public opinion against the EU. 
     Pages 134 and 135 are very telling …The new global middle class is likely to be less homogenous and more volatile than the Western middle classes of the past….The European Union, too, is more contested…..It is a divide between elites and citizens manifested in voter disaffection…To transform our militaries into more flexible, mobile forces and to enable them to address the new threats. In other words an EU army.

    An EU army, Merkel agrees, former German Defense Minister and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen agrees, Merkel’s appointed successor in the German center-right Christian Democratic Union party agrees, and Germany’s main center-left party agrees. 
    The last one  is especially unusual—the West German left has been the most opposed to anything military, for obvious historical reasons. But a European army would let Germany project power without getting into the constitutional and political mess of reconfiguring the Bundeswehr itself, a strictly self-defense force.

  4. From this side of the monitor screen and from other sources it is NOT about the US maintaining its standing as a “world power.” The freedom to act irresponsibly is ending no matter its twisted excuses for expression under cover of a defending constitution.

    The other worldly powers that insist recognition as a worldly power need to pony up yesterday already. Those that favor the financier role from the good ole days know that gold might sway in the short term, but a military supports it standing up. As the religious-spiritual component tests the morality of actions of the previous two. Together they form a triad of a kind that refrains from adopting the atheistic group(s) tyranny in many guises not unlike those vying for global positions today. There’s no guess work there establishing a clue or two.

    The dire straights some folks waffle to just need to re-evaluate their own position where a sense of responsibility plays a crucial role in their own survival. They’re likely to see for themselves that, “oh gee,” there comes a time that they must decide for themselves after all and that choosing not to choose is not an option for clarity. Indecision turns into a stepping-stone for the deviant that will prey upon the muddled simian type. Not recommended.

    European and Asian representatives as well as media sources from abroad can say what they like. In their chosen dialects, too. It is also their choice and responsibility to defend their way of Being that they understand the cost of folly when they overreach or fail to uphold their way of Being. What’s another battle within the US toward forming a more perfect union since it is a work in progress in the first place? It’s meant to Be dynamic across all spectrums. The Constitution affords the citizenry the privilege to act responsibly just as it affords the mechanisms to protect and defend the rights of the individual.

    If the Party, Europe, and boasting media sources have demonstrated anything within the US it is that “Unconventional, “Unrestricted Warfare,”” comes in many guises not just by newly devised kinetic weaponry with swathes of wreckage in its wake. Their sort has been found in the educational institutions, the financial institutions, the religious institutions, private institutions as well as others that have been manipulated by offshore types believing they’re untouchable with their wealth. . . Bunk! . . . It’s often windy out on the farthest branches or choppy out in deep waters. Even land changes under foot every now and then. Just take the blinders, filters, and ear buds off to see and hear better. And be mindful of where one paces on foot. Those making the loudest noises and wrecking things are not the majority despite their opportunity to do so irresponsibly. . . What’s new? Excuses to act come in many guises, too.

    1. The Constitution of the United States, 1787, is just a papal extension of the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705.

      The power to grant rights, uphold rights, and deprive rights is a self-proclaimed authority, that is unlawful.

      That is why American independence had to be bought with blood, to claim rightful cause by ritual sacrifice.

      That is Moloch, not freedom in logic and reason of Ryne-Stafas.

  5. Is this not just another totalitarian put-down by corporate globalists that the US will be squished under the yoke of globalist oppression along with every other country and thus no longer a superpower – with the crypto “currency” destroying physical assets and cash, the deliberate destruction of an entire economy, independent wealth and small business and the creation of debt entrapment rendering the US a subservient player on the global stage with China as the chosen de facto engine of global government? The EU union being complicit in all of this of course, itself the very model of a corrupt totalitarian self-appointed state with Merkel at the polit bureau helm (or representing it for the time being at least..) and the UK pretending to effect a brexit with smoke and mirroirs in another side show within the political kabuki theater / circus…

  6. Hard-hitting commentary from The Saker:
    http://thesaker.is/does-the-next-presidential-election-even-matter/
    “This is why I submit that the next election will make absolutely no difference:
    1. The US system is rigged to give all the power to minorities and to completely ignore the will of the people.
    2. The choice between the Demolicans and the Republicrats is not a choice at all.
    3. The systemic crisis of the USA is too deep to be affected by who is in power in the White House.
    Simply put, and unlike the case of 2016, the outcome of the 2020 election will make no difference at all. Caring about who the next puppet in the White House will be is tantamount to voting for a new captain while the Titanic is sinking. The major difference is that the Titanic sank in very deep water whereas the ‘ship USA’ will sink in the shallows, meaning that the USA will not completely disappear: in some form or another, it will survive either as a unitary state or as a number of successor states. The Empire, however, has no chance of survival at all.” (Saker italics)

    1. Within twelve years, (1) the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705 are ratified, (2) the two centuries of European wars of religion come to a halt in 1712, and (3) Freemasonry is founded in 1717. These incidents are connected!

      The imperial structure is: (1) oligarchy of wealth, (2) citizenry and (3) slavery. The very moment the papal empire is established in America, the war of religion stops in Europe. Pope instigated two centuries of war, to create his overseas empire.

      When the gun smoke clears in Europe, the notorious agents and double agents, who are Jesuit war instigators, seek a new mafia cover, by establishing Freemasonry, by infiltrating the stone mason guilds. The Jesuit cup of poison is NOT popular in Europe. Never was.

      Freemasonry is undercover apron-Jesuits, who are founding papal superstructures in 1776, and 4th of July becomes endorsement of own enslavement to papacy.

      This is freedom:
      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/pnz9jpb73u1gfla/druidry-for-dummies.pdf

  7. ONLY thing of value is humor. When one is no longer in position, of being able to joke about own position, one becomes geopolitically irrelevant.

    It is so, because, when status quo can only be maintained by deception, then one becomes bored to death automatically.

    Devil-may-care courage is larger than life, and snobbery is a stiff face, that is already dead, displaying a walking corpse.

    Humor is linguistic Affektenlehre. Simple life of spirit!

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/pnz9jpb73u1gfla/druidry-for-dummies.pdf

  8. Well more writing on the wall. Another ally politely remarks that they must plan for the day that the US removes its security umbrella “of its own free will.” Interesting circumlocution, that.

    I also liked the remark that even a Democratic president couldn’t save the Atlantic Alliance. Things must indeed be dire!

  9. The troubles in the USA really more the CSA is civil war redux. To complete what was tried in the mid-nineteenth century which Russia help stop by supporting the Union. Europe west of Russia has been mired in tribal wars since the fall of the Roman Empire, the failure of Visigoth Iberia to prevent the Moorish conquest thus dooming the creation of the Holy Roman Empire. The playing off of China India against each other Japan like the UK preying on their continental neighbors CUI BONO.

    1. “It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.”
      – Julius Caesar.
      https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/julius_caesar_390582

      Long-haired were the northern tribesmen, who fought with courage and honor, whereas the Roman empire has always been known, as cloak and dagger of divide et impera.

      Julio-Claudian dynasty – as a tribe – was a disfunctional mafia family of moral decay, having no healthy qualities, compared to the tribes slaughtered and enslaved in Gaul.

      Logic and reason is tribal truce:

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/pnz9jpb73u1gfla/druidry-for-dummies.pdf

  10. Get Ready For A New Geopolitical Reality.
    What, you mean self-governance is going to become real for the first time ever???
    Long ago I read a book that said the geopolitical reality of the future would be economic zones[organized in geographic zones under the umbrella of “economy”]
    The article sez that the Democrats will steal the election this time. Probably under a media coup d’état. And if you think that structural violence is bad now? You ain’t seen nothing yet. The New World Order global boot is about to stomp on the face of humanity under the guise of saving it from an invisible enemy. Of course the enemy is the unelected, unaccountable leadership. There never was a self governing electorate; and now the “real” masks are coming off the democrats; and the rest of the monstrous globalized leadership[w/few exceptions/Russia?]
    Hear! Hear! The infamous breaking up of Yugoslavia. Everyone following the U.S.’s lead[NWO war] on that “socialized” country are still the problem.

    “By boosting their” State Security Services, Gestapos, Stasi…, er.. , and their militaries.
    But leave the U.S standing army[NATO] intact.
    The force behind these alignments, circles way above their teleprompter heads, As above, so below.

    So the real masks, are those that the puppets of the global leadership are wearing.

    1. “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
      –Frank Zappa

  11. after the virus, gold, Indian conflict, Hong Kong and the dam is there also the fraud with the certification of the face masks which is further hammering down the creditability of the China.

  12. Well, Trump indeed called Merkel being “stupid” just a few days ago.

    The “structural changes” Heiko Maas talks about are targeted at the upcoming PEACE TREATY (and hence the termination of the artificial Federal Republic of Germany) that both Trump and Putin offered to Germany in 2019. For that to happen, all involved nations have to become souvereign again, incl. Germany.

    Putin accomplished this a few days ago. He actually fend off an overthrow in May 2020 led by liberal puppets like head of State Media Kisseljow. The people of Russia recently voted in favor of a new constition thus making Russia a souvereign state again, incl. legal successor of Soviet Union. (I admit their Central Bank is not yet free)

    Trump is on his way to do the same in the US. The dem`s are fighting back and were trying to include the legal subject “Washington DC” as an additional state into the USA thus transforming the USA into a new legal status. And rendering the peace treaty with Germany impossible. Trump & friends blocked off that attempt successfully. As they did with ANTIFA, BLM, Corona and so on.

    Germany, as the third part in the game, needs to become sovereign again. At the moment, various groups are positioning themselves whether Germany needs to revoke the legal status of

    -)1945 (not possible, Hitler was a Vatican puppet and the Vatican is off the game. Besides that, Russia would never accept it for a good reason)

    or

    -) 1919 (Versailles, not possible either because that pact talks about a “sole German responsibility for WW1, and that is a lie. And a souvereign nation cannot be based on a lie.

    or

    -) 1871. Deutsches Kaissereich. Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preußen would be the man.

    And these developments are subsumed by the “structural change” Maas talks about. Of course, Maas gets his orders. And I am not sure he actually knows the very meaning of his comment.

  13. Regarding nuclear option of the Bundeswehr, there is already the “Nukleare Teilhabe”. That means, there is already a German fighter squad armed with tactical american warheads. They just need an American okay, to mount them on the jets.

  14. Germany, like Japan, has had to remain subservient in the generations after WWII. However, these are bothproud nations and are unlikely to remain subservient forever. I can see two ‘provocations’ which would cause at least Germany to become a formal nuclear power:

    (1) The UK leaving EU, leaving France as the only nuke-armed EU power. Having both UK and France nuke-armed was an acceptable balance. France only, not so much.

    (2) The US becoming unstable. This is not only because of Trump & Co’s “not agreement capable” stance, but because the US is likely to implode for multiple reasons.

    The above is counterbalanced by Russia – despite Western hysterics – behaving like the adult in the room for the last two decades. Under Putin, the argument for needing nukes because of the Russkies rolling over the horizon at any time is getting increasingly threadbare. Add to that, the probable reelection of Putin as President as long as he wants the position:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/stability-security-prosperity-exit-poll-shows-landslide-yes-vote-paving-way-putins
    “As expected, Russian voters have approved drastic constitutional changes which could keep Putin in power all the way through 2036.”

  15. Or the €army can be used as a deterrent to less obedient EU countries, so that globalists can have their United States of Europe; and the war on humanity continues.

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