Tensions between the USA / NATO axis and Russia have been rising for several years. While the Obama administration and EU leaders have blamed the Russians and in particular their leader, former KGB agent Vladimir Putin, in reality it is the west that has been pushing a return to cold war conditions as NATO and the EU have bribed former Soviet satellites like Hungary and Poland and former Soviet republics such as Latvia and Lithuania to join the EU and NATO in violation of a 1990 treaty in which the western powers undertook not to do exactly what they have done.
When the EU / NATO started to make moves to incorporate nations along Russia's southern border, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan into the European Union and North Atlantic military alliance it was understandably more than the Russians were prepared to tolerate.
Last week (in March 2015) the President of the European Commission, the former Luxembourg first minister Jean Claude
As Russian news agency TASS reports, first deputy chairman of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, Frants Klintsevich, told the media on Sunday that "in the nuclear age extra armies do not provide any additional security. But they surely can play a provocative role," adding it was regrettable that such ideas had already found support in European capitals and in Washington.
A report on Juncker's statement read:
In an interview with German newspaper Die Welt, Jean-Claude Juncker, who leads the EU’s executive arm, said an EU army would let the continent “react credibly to threats to peace in a member state or a neighbour of the EU”.
Mr Juncker said an EU army would “help us to develop a common foreign and security policy, and to fulfil Europe’s responsibilities in the world”. Nato was not a sufficient protection for the EU as not all EU members are part of the alliance, according to Mr Juncker.
The alleged support the idea found in European capitals was less than unequivocal however. Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP tweeted:
German Defense Minister von der Leyen went so far as to note,
So clearly some politicians feel the idea is an important step towards 'ever closer union' even though it would only create several new layers of bureaucracy and lead to EU bureaucrats demanding hugely increased contributions from member states' taxpayers. And in spite of all that Russia could still blow away most of the EU's major cities should our idiotic politicians allow themselves to be duped by Washington into seriously pissing off The Kremlin.
First deputy chairman of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, Frants Klintsevich, told the media on Sunday that "in the nuclear age extra armies do not provide any additional security. But they surely can play a provocative role,"
In other words, don't bring a knife to a nuclear gunfight.
Klintsevich added it was regrettable that such ideas had already met with some support.
He recalled that the idea of creating a European army had never occurred to anyone even in the years of the acute confrontation between NATO and the Warsaw Treaty Organization.
"One should presume that a European army is seen as an addendum to NATO. And in this kind of situation Western politicians are not shy to accuse Russia of some aggressiveness."
Recalling that David Cameron said Jean Claude Juncker was "too federalist" to be EU President we can only wonder how long until the man who has brandy for breakfast calls for the creation of a European-Union-managed nuclear deterrent.
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from The Guardian
Media regulator to launch investigation into views expressed during Crosstalk programme on Kremlin-backed broadcaster.
An Ofcom spokesman said: “Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether this programme about the situation in Ukraine, which included anti-western comments, was duly impartial.”
Russia Today is to be investigated by media regulator Ofcom over anti-western comments in a late-night discussion on Ukraine – its sixth ongoing inquiry into the Kremlin-backed news channel following complaints by viewers.
The regulator, which threatened Russia Today, or RT, with statutory sanctions after repeated breaches of broadcasting regulations on impartiality last year, faces a new investigation over its Crosstalk programme broadcast on 23 December last year.
The programme is understood to have featured a number of anti-western views in the discussion between the presenter and three studio guests, prompting one viewer to complain.
Google attempts to become the Internet's Ministry of Truth
We have always said the full version of Google's corporate motto Don't Be Evil, is Don't Be Evil, That's Our Job. Here's the latest example, their plan to censor the internet and ensure that controversial or dissenting views from those approved by the government / corporate complex never show up in listings.
Germany Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance On Ukraine
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The Imperatives Behind The New cold War
The ‘new Cold War,’ against Russia, is something of a misnomer, because it differs from the original version, against the U.S.S.R., in that it’s already a hot war, which started in Ukraine as being the key proxy-state for the American Government’s chief foreign-policy aim, of defeating Russia.