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THAT FRANCE-GREECE PACT: BYPASSING NATO AND THE USA

I and many other sources in the new (alternative) media, not to mention the old (propatainment) media, have been sounding the alarm about the geopolitical fallout of the USA's botched Afghanistan withdrawal debacle. In that regard there has been a significant development with the recent signing of an arms-and-mutual-defense pact between France and Greece, according to the following article shared by V.S., for there are two highly important points that are highlighted in the article, with a third lying in the background:

Paris and Athens Conclude a Military Pact Against NATO Turkey

To be sure, the USA lurks in the background here as probably having green-lighted the deal as a compensation to Paris for ruining its submarine deal with Canberra. But there's little in the deal itself that is terribly reassuring to the mandarins in Swampington, D.C. Consider the following:

The Franco-Greek relationship has been forged in rivalry with Turkey, which last year squared off with Greek warships around Cyprus, and with French ones off Libya. An anti-Turkey bloc, including France, Greece, Israel, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, has gradually taken shape. Mr Mitsotakis, eager to secure French support and bolster his own armed forces, had already agreed to buy 18 Rafale warplanes from France in January, at a cost of €2.5bn ($2.9bn), and six more in September. Now he will also buy three new French frigates, with the option of one more.

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Yet both sides were keen to show that this was no mere arms contract. “It strengthens…our strategic autonomy and our European sovereignty,” said Mr Macron. Mr Mitsotakis agreed that it was “the first bold step towards European strategic autonomy”. Mr Macron has long been fond of such language—often irritating his eastern European allies, who see it as antagonistic to America—but it has a particular resonance after aukus. French officials have portrayed the Anglophone pact as a demonstration of American unreliability and a wake-up call for Europeans to collaborate more on defence matters.(All emphases in the original)

This is the first of those significant developments: the emphasis on the necessity for Europe to become "autonomous" of the USA in its strategic planning, a view expressed both by President Macron and by Greek Premier Mitsotakis. In other words, it's not merely France talking, it's long-time American ally Greece. And both parties to the agreement agree on that principle. France provides the reason why: "American unreliability." This constitutes Europe's agreement with Russia's assessment a few years ago: because of the rampant corruption of the American government and the increasing divisions within its body politic, the USA is "not-agreement-capable."

This brings us to the second significant point:

To that end, the new agreement also includes a striking element that is absent from AUKUS: a mutual defence clause. France and Greece are already obliged to support each other in the event of an attack, through Article Five of nato’s charter and the more obscure Article 42:7 of the EU’s Lisbon treaty. Notably, Mr Mitsotakis said that the partnership now “goes beyond” those obligations. The decision to formalise a separate, bilateral alliance suggests that both Mr Macron and Mr Mitsotakis are concerned that, should a serious crisis erupt in the Mediterranean, Turkey might stymie NATO from the inside.

The idea of a mutual-defence clause that is beefier than Article Five—which obliges an ally only to take “such action as it deems necessary”— is not unprecedented. France did the same thing with Germany in the Aachen treaty of 2019. The Anglo-French Lancaster House treaty of 2010 also implies far-reaching nuclear guarantees.

But such bilateral deals are bad news for NATO, says Wess Mitchell, an American former state department official who co-chaired a reflection group for the alliance last year. The new pact “will be viewed in NATO and especially by eastern members of the alliance as implicitly undermining Article Five,” he says. Others, like Poland, may be encouraged to seek their own ad hoc guarantees from America.

In other words, the Franco-Greek agreement takes precedence over any commitments those two nations have via NATO. Or to put it as bluntly as possible, NATO is dead, at least in part. As the above quotation indicates, this will pressure eastern European countries to seek similar agreements with the USA.  Why not France? Because those nations recall the French commitments to Eastern Europe between the world wars, with post-World War I France engineering the so-called "cordon sanitaire" with alliances and pledges to Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Romania, creating a bulwark against further Communist incursions and also as a means to hem in Germany, a system of alliances and assurances that as any glance at the map will show, would have been difficult for France to honor, and in fact, did not and could not honor when war broke out between Germany and Poland in 1939. Having given Poland a "guarantee" in 1939, neither Britain nor France did much of anything militarily to come to Poland's aid as the Nazi armies rolled over the country.

Such circumstances and historical memories make it unlikely that eastern Europe will turn to France, unless, of course, France concludes similar agreements with Poland and other Eastern European countries, and is willing to bear the expense of placing bases there. One circumstance might induce such a scenario: with the American "pivot to the Pacific" pulling more and more military resources there, it may be inevitable that a vacuum might be created, which France could fill (but only with difficulty).

All of this, however, highlights a third significant development lurking between the lines of the article, and that is that France has now emerged as the leader of Europe, thanks to the 16 year disaster of Ms. Merkel's term in the German chancery. When she entered the chancellorship, she inherited a relatively robust German military and economy. During her tenure the military has been allowed to decline significantly, and the weakness of her government has been such that the new government in Berlin has yet to be formed, and whatever coalition as emerges in Germany after last month's federal elections is likely to remain a weak government, with little long term strategic vision. This, again, puts Paris in the driver's seat, and France has already indicated its course: America is unreliable, the inherent conflicts in NATO (Turkey and Greece both being members) means that NATO is an organization formed for bygone geopolitical realities, and new vehicles of cooperation in European strategic defense matters must be forged.

And for the moment, the only country in Europe capable of doing that is France.

See you on the flip side...

 

23 thoughts on “THAT FRANCE-GREECE PACT: BYPASSING NATO AND THE USA”

  1. I just read Yaroufakis’ book on his tenure as finance minister under Syriza.
    The greeks voted about 65% in a referendum, in favor of NOT knucking under to the ECB Troika, and in favor of leaving the Eurozone if necessary.
    Their own government then ignored the referendum and agreed to eternal debt slavery to the EU.

    So my question: where do the greeks get the money to buy weapons? They can’t even affored food.

    If they buy anything it is with borrowed money from the EU. So this must be an EU policy thing

  2. Could it be that the string-pullers are trying to maneuver Germany into an ultimate, third attempt at Europe via Rothschild-France? And Russia is really putting its money where its mouth is this time? Vaclav Havel, a bright mind and former president of the Czech Republic, takes a very critical view of this treaty – with an eye to history. The automatism encoded in the treaties is fatally reminiscent of the Kabuki theater of 1914.

  3. Diplomatic fluff.

    In one’s view, it would seem that Napoleon Macron has something of an expansionists design in maintaining face amongst his European (sometimes) allies. Much has changed since the early 1800’s, but, of course, he knows that. So long as he doesn’t start trying out the little Corsican’s Bicorne Hats, things should remain relatively quiet over there. Italy next maybe? Sicily? Malta? Straits of Gibraltar? For control of that Maltese passageway, of course, and the Mediterranean, and Suez, and,. . . . .

    The “unreliability claim” is as good of an excuse as any for others NOT to lose face with the US as their longtime guardians to seemingly go their own way. Time to behave over there, anyway, on their own. For the better, too.

    The US will remain on the other side of the Atlantic Pond to them.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      Yes, but American importance is its own delusion, and that is a part of the American condition, to be overreaching.

      Few are totally globalists, except those completely mad. Most have some national mud, between their toes.

      Faced with total madness of Nero, senators will drag their feet, and go rabbit hunting, and make up diplomatic fluff.

      Soon Nero will join the imperial tradition, and hang himself on a doorknob.

      1. The Europeans and inclusive, the Eurasians have their own perversions they have yet to get over. Much of their own warring states for dominion have been no better than the rest of the major sovereigns of the planet. They’re hardly the example to be set for any other. They’re their own experiments in Being.

  4. For the most part, I agree with Dr. Farrell’s analysis, with one possible exception: the implicit distinction between Paris and Berlin. I don’t know much about German politics or why Mad Madam Merkel acted as disastrously as she apparently did. I do know that Paris, under Macaroon, has consistently been a willing lackey to foreign powers, and most especially to Berlin — usually in the guise of the EU and the “European sovereignty” so dear to the heart of the current French head of state. Macaroon would, I think, trip over himself to offer up France’s seat on the UN Security Council to Germany entirely if he could. For these reasons, I have a hard time seeing Paris as anything like an independent actor in European geopolitics. However, given France’s technical, nuclear, and geographic situation, this could well change at some point, in a post-Macaroon régime with a different mindset.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      In Europe, the general conception in is, that Americans are sort of “perverted Europeans”, who have returned, and are today hell-bent, on having themselves a playground in Europe, in disrespect of house rules.

      One has patience with children, but when they threaten, to burn down the house, it is time to reprimand them. Then the brats are told, who they are, and limits are placed on their actions. Europeans are in concord, that Americans need upbringing.

      The British Crown is a saboteur in Europe, because the British Crown wants to maintain psychological control of former overseas colonies, to be used as whipping boys, to stay in power in Britain, by display of terror.

      The British Crown is draconic overseas, to maintain local control, by brutalized example, showing overseas heads on spikes etc.

  5. All this proves is that NATO should have been either dissolved when the Soviet Union collapsed or fused with the Warsaw Pact including the Russian Federation becoming the North Eurasian Union. As for Turkey well that a legacy of that bungled mess called the Crusades and Western Europe rampant tribalism.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      NATO is an overseas Masonic apron, with an exchange program of ClA agents, through universities and embassies.

      That is how the hegemonic control grid is maintained. Anyone, who stands in their way, is ostracized, by witch hunt.

      That is – by the way – why I decided, to become full-blooded warrior, by breaking the seventh seal, to match the Jesuit method.

      When end justifies means, one becomes dragon in response, for tribal amusement.

  6. I read that Greece already spent 2,5 billion euro on French weaponry. Wasnt this the same with the first bail out of Greece where they had to invest I think 11 billion on German weaponry?

  7. North America, Central America, South America are New World social political entities – not European Peninsula or Eurasian entities.

    It’s a long time past that Cecil Rhodes, the Rothchilds, the bizarrely destructive despotic communists, etc., etc. should be recognized as dangerous manipulators and actors and be kept at a couple arms lengths.

    George Washington had it right.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      George Washington was a Mason, and therefore a Jesuit with apron. The mafia plays for keep, regardless of private opinions.

      In Washington’s Masonic letter (August 10th, 1782), he writes “superstructures” (in plural), and that means joint effort, with Adam Weishaupt.

      In Europe, the Apron-Jesuits called it, by the fancy name “Illuminati”, at first, before calling it European Union, in the 20th century.

      American history is smoke and mirrors, written by Jesuits, who decide, what Americans think about themselves.

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/1jv9diid2j75e41/geopold-swampington.pdf

  8. What we see with “new” alliances in forming now all over the world is in my opinion just another kabuki theatre. France was never be able to finalize the Australian submarine deal due to certain technical problems, even though they tried for years. American Empire during Obama years promised France their own Mediterranean empire for exchange in Libya and Syria involvement. Since we really now have 3rd term Obama rule (lots of Obamanites in Biden admin.),this is just another reveal of his foreign policy. Lets not forget his last minute summer 2016 attempt on removing Erdogan(failed military que d’état). Since 2016 Erdogan got only bolder and riskier, trying to rebuild new Ottoman Empire. France-Greece pact is about taming Turkey. All of these chess moves by US have in my opinion one goal, getting ready for future proxy war with China happening in territories of Middle and Near East.

    1. Agree with your opinion and dare to go even further that the weakening of the German military is by design. Togther with all the disruptions in the daily lives of the European population (think about the refugees, lockdowns, hidden hyper inflation resulting in price increases for energy, availibility and prices of houses) and you will have a perfect environment for chaos. Erdogan already has many followers in the rest of Europe, so a strong Turkish army (second after the US army within NATO) will have no problem to overtake Europe and so called will restore order. Its a script when you see it and then all events ae much easier to understand.

    2. anakephalaiosis

      When reconstructing Scythian archery, I am interested in Turkish bows, Chinese bows, Japanese bows, and of course English longbows etc.

      There are modern reconstructions, that use material like resin and fiberglass, and that is interesting development of the art.

      The political fluff of rabbit hunting does keep one’s mind on the target, and that is the hunt in itself, releasing the arrow timely.

      Geopolitics are much simpler, with bow and arrow, in Star Trek:

      https://shakespearearchery.blogspot.com/2012/12/star-trek-and-compound-bow.html

  9. anakephalaiosis

    In this day and age, the European continent is conveniently gone rabbit hunting.

    Europe is looking forward, to watching the royal parade, to Scaffoldshire.

    Anglophones are still caught up, in internal affairs, doing laundry in public.

    Everybody loves a good hanging party. Frogs and Troy-slayers are no different.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      America was – and still is – a mesmerized crown colony, amongst spell cast Anglophones.

      War of independence never was, but smoke and mirror, and Boston tea party just a theatrical show.

      The fire-breathing dragon, on the British throne, is lashing out. Hell hath no fury, like a scorned hag.

      Siegfried is expert dragon slayer!

      BUG REPELLENT

      Sir Hamlet was to be or not,
      drowning in blood clot,
      when his fine wine
      did serpentine,
      and trapped bug in teapot.

        1. One correction there never was an Anglosphere it is and has been a Northmansphere since 1066AD. This is a case of identity theft that has gone on for over 900 years Norman is the french version of their name.

          1. anakephalaiosis

            Yes. Trojan Brute’s island has endured many a Roman invasion by proxy, in an attempt, to establish a new Assyrian empire.

            London is a modern Nineveh, established on the spot, where Trojans made their refuge, escaping Assyrian mercenary assassins.

            The moment of Runic Christ was a Scythian-British preparation, for a tribal exodus to Britain, concluding the era of tin trade.

            Scythian Saxons, branched out as Angles, became Romanized, by papal conversion in Britain. Papacy doesn’t like Runic kingship:

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

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