THE FALLOUT CONTINUES: LAVROV’S TOUGH WORDS ON THE EUROPEAN ...
It may have fallen off of the lamestream news media's malfunctioning radar, but there was a stern warning from Russian Foreign Minister Mr. Sergei Lavrov in the wake of the recent visit of the EU's Grand Vizier Josep Borrell to Moscow, and renewed efforts of the Anglo-Sphere and EU to extend the sanctions regime on Russia and the Bidenenko regime's push for more of the same (have to protect those investments in The Ukraine, after all). Again, not for nothing do we find Victoria Nuland back in the State Department mix. Remember her? Of "F*** the EU!" fame? She's baaaccckkk...! I don't know about you, but it seems "inadvisable" to have a potty mouth like Ms. Nuland in any senior diplomatic post, especially when both the USSA and Europe are in such a fragile state, and especially since such childish language never crosses Mr. Lavrov's lips. Mr. Lavrov, unlike Ms. Nuland, at least thinks before he speaks, and chooses his words and diction carefully. And on top of that it's probably not a good idea for American "diplomats" (and I'm using that term very loosely) to piss off countries like Germany, France, Italy, not to mention Russia. At the rate the USSA is going, we'll be lucky if we have Andorra and Lichtenstein left as allies. And as for the European (Dis)Union, watching the E.U. fall apart is a bit like watching the Ottoman Empire fall apart; there's just too many Viceroys, Grand Viziers, Beys, and personal representatives of the Sultan to allow things to work smoothly, except the EU has no Sultan, with France and Germany trading off on who gets to play Charlemagne every few years. It all has a kind of undeniable Disney cartoon quality.
...except that Moscow isn't interested in cartoons or temper tantrums, nor should it be.
Mr. Lavrov did not mince any words recently, and here's two (short) takes, one from South Front, and one from The Vineyard of the Saker (Our thanks to W.G. for supplying the first article):
Mr. Lavrov's statement, reproduced in full on The Saker's website (the second link above) is given both in Russian and in English translation, and it's a stunner:
Foreign Minister Lavrov just made the following statement that Russia is willing to sever her ties with the EU if the EU introduces new sanctions. He said:
“Мы исходим из того, что мы готовы [к разрыву с Евросоюзом]. Если мы еще раз увидим, как мы уже почувствовали не единожды, что в каких-то областях накладываются санкции, которые создают риски для нашей экономики, в том числе в самых чувствительных сферах, — да. Хочешь мира — готовься к войне”
“We proceed from the fact that we are ready [to break with the European Union]. If we once again see, as we have already felt more than once, that sanctions are imposed in some areas that create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas, – yes. If you want peace, prepare for war“.
That's a clear shot across the EU bows, not only in Brussels, but Berlin, where Mad Madam Merkel and her former defense ministerette, lying Ursula von der Leyen, presided over the gutting of the Bundeswehr for years. As for the rest of the EU, the only major European power maintaining any semblance of a military is France (which is why M. Macron gets to play Charlemagne now), but again, no match for Russia. (Think Tsar Alexander I, here folks.)
But there are other kinds of war than the "hot" kind, and Russia also knows those games well. Lavrov is simply saying, "We don't need you," and indeed, Russia does not need the EU. It is pursuing its own diplomacy and economic policies elsewhere. China, we're all familiar with, but in addition, India, and Japan. And all three have enough capital, and Japan and China certainly the technology, to benefit Russia. Or to put Lavrov's comments in a slightly different context, he is saying "if you want to continue being a satrapy of the United States, go ahead, but we've got more important uses for our time than talking to children who really are not sovereign actors anyway." And if Russia makes good on its intention to break relations with the EU (while, perhaps, maintaining relations with the individual countries thereof), the EU will crumble, as each nation makes its own deals with the Russian bear. And rest assured, those deals will happen (just remember those meetings of Italian and German businesses with their Russian counterparts a few years back, meetings which took place in spite of the oppositions of their governments). And if the EU should survive, and come crawling back begging for a restoration of those relations, Russia will demand a rather high price.
The first article linked adds a little more rock salt to the wound:
The potential anti-Russian measures are expected to be discussed at the EU ministers meeting on February 22.
The same posture is taken by the Biden administration that was happy to push forward with its anti-Russian agenda under any pretext.
Meanwhile, on February 12, Head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin recalled that the so-called ‘non-system opposition’ that works under the brand of Navalny keeps active ties with foreign intelligence services.
“The Russian Foreign Ministry is not mistaken or exaggerating in its comments. I can only add to what has been said that those who make criminal deals with special services of countries that conduct a hostile policy towards Russia, they are not called oppositionists. A different term should be used here,” Naryshkin said.
As Russia drew red lines for foreign meddling attempts in its sovereign affairs, the relations between Moscow and the West are expectedly moving towards a further confrontation.
In other words, Mr. Lavrov's statements are not to be considered one-offs, a personal statement, but are rather, the considered view of the Russian government, including its intelligence services, which have no doubt supplied copious analyses of the current economic and geopolitical weakness of the West. And the message is clear (and hopefully clear enough even for the idiots in Brussels, Berlin, and Swampington DC: don't meddle in our internal affairs). Russia's government and leadership certainly have their problems. But compared to the childish non-entities running the West, or currently ensconced in the White-Out-House, they look like models of sobriety and probity, and they know the game of Realpolitik very well, whereas the Anglo-Sphere seems intent on continuing its unrealistic hopes of cracking Russia apart, so it can move in on that country's resources. If so, they had better think again, because even if they were successful, the only country in any real position to exploit such success is China. And one final thing: the Russian leadership, unlike its counterparts in the West, is able to think for itself without the aid of teleprompters. They're not trained birds reading a prepared script.
So what's my high octane speculation? The current crop of cartoon characters in the White-Out-House might even go so far as to revive the "Russian collusion" narrative and to make it a part of the USSA's (and by extension, its EU satrapy's) foreign policy. It would be comical, were it not so suicidal. If that happens (and we're already seeing signs of it), then at the very least, expect Russia to play "information warfare hardball" in conjunction with some well-placed and well-timed expulsions of Western diplomats and journalists with information drops well-coordinated to the domestic mood of the opposition in each country of the West.
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The ole Sovietszky mind set did not disappear when that concrete wall was taken down. The old guard still walks freely within western borders, too, collecting information and watching among many of their talents applied. The Party of the east by going west has learned from that old guard and applied their learning toward hegemony as well as they collect their thousand talents and thousands of grains of sand of intelligence to be assembled. These are no revelations just items quite a few folks refuse to acknowledge as the signs and symptoms manifest before their vary senses.
Reactions to despotism seems to be playing out and is likely to continue to become more apparent as folks recognize the Trojan horse in disguise in their own mirrors. After all there are those that know the limits of a certain president fraud and vice president fraud-Ette along with those that have willfully crossed a constitutional red line having taken measures extra-constitutional. In other terms, there is no law after a limit breached – both ways to be enforced, prosecuted, and justice served. One question goes begging, “Who also jumped on that bandwagon now over the cliff?” “Did they bother to safely tether their harness as they expect to disappear into the masses?” More likely it becomes a matter to see what else they can get away with.
The new Russian positions remain calculations with old guard traditions with the usual blood red banner. They haven’t forgotten their ways. They also know quite well their own limitations as well as their strengths in the fields of chemistry, weaponry, and intelligence gathering and application. There may those that could boast that they forced the old guard to learn a few lessons and the setbacks incurred, but that didn’t disappear them as others might suggest. Whether Peace through Strength, . Or. . “If you want peace, prepare for war,” these are things from an old era and from the old guard of a not-so-distant Cold War.
One knows quite well that it is unwise to poke the Bear. The Russian Bear is like an ongoing Babushka doll set (Matryoshka dolls) that’s been poked before but as many can see has not disappeared. It’s been cracked before and now with the newest caricatures of the latest set of members resembling those of the current geopolitical scenery as seen important to Moscow. They likely have another backup plan. They know better than not to. They remember many things that had taken place only a century ago and likely refuses to play the part of a century’s old fall guy.
Shouldn’t be giving children matches; especially privileged children
who have gotten away w/their crimes and don’t know
the meaning of consequences; nor empathy.
War is brutal; for both the so-called winners, and losers.
In reality; there are no winners.
Some think that those outside the theatre of war might be better off;
but thanks to the David Rockefellers; these elite made sure that the world was intimately connected.
For example, those food supply chains spell mass starvation;
either by design[covid1984], or by an unexpected fire[warfare].
That’s not to say, there’s no warfare going on now;
because there is a lot of covert war happening. It has not gone hot.
But Russia has now warned those;
that trying to bring down Russia again will be an act of war!
The USA just had their own color revolution
in the 2020 election coup d’etat.
That won’t play in today’s Russia.
The USSA, might take it laying down; but not the Russian Bear.
For a Russian warm-up; I’d like to see Tight Bear Hug Squeeze Play…
laying-out some damning pedophilia files on the USSA royalty.
Now that would raise some hell; a cause many to dread
the next file-drop; that would become a standard weekly feature.
The platform monopolies and ministry of Truth
would be burning the midnight oil trying
to undue the knot they tied themselves into.
No doubt, return fire would get these rings exposed globally.
Not a bad thing; sunlight in extremely dark places.
Perhaps, even delaying the coming Dark Age?
Certainly wouldn’t be business as normal!
And if the FU gal had some files?
She just might be a damn good starting point.
Anyway, I’d like to see…
some good old-fashioned muckraking journalism getting down & dirty
& daring to go; where no USSA stenographer has gone before!
No winners in war? You can’t be serious.
Bankers, politicians and arms manufacturers belong to the winners.
Especially the bankers who end up lending to all participants and collecting fees for their efforts.
And of course the arms manufacturers LOVE a good war.
Unfortunately for us, these entities are the same ones who own, or at least steer, the media.
The sine qua non of war is profiteering; in treasure and power.
The question is to whom do the satrapies of the Normansphere and the European Disunion kowtow to. Europe and it defuses America the nameless plus its fellow thug states in America’s runaround like the headless chickens they are. But Europe has been a balkanized mess since the fall of the western Roman Empire whose successor states stab the eastern Roman Empire in the back Spain is balkanizing back into Castle and Aragon renamed Catalonia. When will Europe ever get its act together?
Whoever grasps the idea, of the running staffers – on the ring-shaped witship – will become decisive in Area 51.
Because the UFO defines wise rulership, reflecting above as below, and automatically spells the end of feminism.
The Russians have discovered the hidden connection, between the Notre Dame rose window, and the Louvre glass pyramid.
Russian garden gnomes are from Mars:
So the Russian collusion narrative is “comical”, but we should expect precisely targeted, KGB information drops to aid domestic political opposition in western countries?
With respect, I don’t understand how both of those things can be true at the same time.
The U.S. government does not legitimately represent its people, it represents its corporations and is viewed accordingly.
The russians and the europeans need each other and should be willing and cooperative trade partners.
There is no reason for talk of war in this theater at all, civilization has advanced quite far in western and northern europe.
“At the rate the USSA is going, we’ll be lucky if we have Andorra and Lichtenstein left as allies.”
Europe that’s not only France Italy or Germany. Most of the westerners conveniently forget about of East of Europe and I am not talking about Russia. Let me mention some forgotten countries like Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece. USA for years is building up new initiatives in that part of world. Here are two of them Three Seas Initiative and Intermarium. May I just add that German Marshal Fund is also present in Warsaw and quite active recently. All the countries between Baltic sea and Black sea are like a one big arch or rather gate that US is trying to control to stop New Silk Road that slowly coming to the borders of EU. America is not dead yet in their geopolitical thinking.
Dr. Farrell is one of the few who has not forgotten the eastern European nations. He has not commented on them for a while but I suspect he may add a blog at some point in the future addressing the issue.
Russia was smart and worked hard to create and independency from the western world.
That will be one of Putin’;s legacies.
If Lavrov is inclined to take requests some here would be glad to provide him a list. I love my country and its peoples, but the criminals running the joint need to be walled and left to their own demons–in “Cask of Amontillado” style. Such a list of disclosures might help this effort. As things stand it appears we have a President Clark in the Office of the President of the Earth Alliance–Babylon V style, and with all the attendant criminal elements in place. (Except, replace the Psycorp with Big-tech AI.)
The Babylon 5 series got “remastered”. Still the best SF made. I wish freethinkers could actually meet each other in the ZoCaLo!
How the tables have turned since the fall of the Soviet Union. Although modern Russia clearly has problems with organized crime, it does not appear that the criminals are running the country – at least not in the way organized crime clearly runs “The West.” Both Putin and Lavrov have statesmanlike qualities, which their EU/US opposite numbers do not; and Russia appears to be doing a much more pro-human job of “mastering the human domain” than the demonic, trans-humanist, AI-driven bots that run the EU/US.
Well said. Hear, hear.
I second that.
Well said Foglamp!
Mafias or oligarchs (or, as they’re known in the West, bankers and business leaders) run the show on both sides. In this respect, the difference between the West and Russia is that Western oligarchs have no allegiance to the people, history, territory, or culture of most of the countries they run.
I have a feeling their response over time will be quite diverse and widely impactful.