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US war plan for Europe and Russia

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (right) welcomes Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Brussels. March 31, 2014.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (right) welcomes Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Brussels. March 31, 2014.

A close relationship between Moscow and Europe would remove the rationale for America’s military role in NATO and thereby its political influence in Europe.

 

by Finian Cunningham

 

The US is prepared to plunge Europe into a war with Russia in order for Washington to preserve its hegemony over the transatlantic axis.

The key issues are the prevention of Russia and Europe developing closer trade and political ties – stemming primarily from a vast trade in energy fuels; and, secondly, the survival of the American dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

EU Trade with Russia 860 x 386

So vital are these issues for continued American hegemony that Washington is prepared to sacrifice millions of lives in a war between Russia and its so-called transatlantic European “ally”.

Christof Lehman

Christof Lehman

This shocking revelation comes from a former European NATO commander. According to Christof Lehmann, editor of the news and analysis website nsnbc international, the European military officer was given the grim warning by American counterparts in an off-the-record briefing.

The European commander, now retired, subsequently confided the information with Lehmann, who says that the tensions over Ukraine between Russia and Western powers are consistent with this latent American threat.

The original threat was disclosed during the 1980s, but there is no reason to believe that the American policy of inciting a war in Europe has since changed.

This is because the strategic rationale for the US bellicose logic remains the same.

And recent events over Ukraine strongly suggest that Washington’s destructive designs are still in place.

Says Lehmann: “In the early 1980s, a European top NATO admiral said that American colleagues at the Pentagon had told him, unequivocally, that the US and UK would not hesitate in creating a new European war if the situation ever arose that Europe and Russia, then the USSR, were to develop close relations.”

Central to the American rationale was, and continues to be, the issue of energy fuel. Washington does not want to see European and Russian economies integrating on the vital issue of trade in oil and gas, the foundation for economic and social development.

Over the past two decades since the end of the Cold War between the US-led West and the former Soviet Union, Europe and Russia have seen substantial alignment of their economies, primarily due to the enormous oil and gas volumes supplied by Moscow. European-Russian bilateral trade is well over $1 trillion annually, and is some tenfold that of US-Russian trade.

Russia accounts for nearly one-third of Europe’s total hydrocarbon fuel consumption. In Germany, the largest European economy, that figure rises to 40 per cent.

EU Dependence on Russian gas

EU Dependence on Russian gas

With the new pipelines of the North Stream and the currently constructed South Stream, the role of Russia as the main energy supplier to Europe is set to grow even more over the coming decades.

Lehmann adds: “The American dominance of the Atlantic axis with Western Europe is threatened by this development of closer economic ties between Europe and Russia. Germany and the Czech Republic have since the end of the Cold War developed close economic and other relations with Russia. Both are, together with Austria and Italy, pushing a trend towards even tighter relations with Moscow.”

This trend was always seen as a strategic danger by Washington. It can be argued that the Cold War from 1945 to 1990 was deliberately instigated by the US as a bulwark to counter the naturally inclined trade integration between Europe and Russia, owing to the latter’s prodigious energy reserves and its continental proximity.

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The strategic danger for the US is twofold.

Firstly, a close relationship between Moscow and Europe would remove the rationale for America’s military role in NATO and thereby its political influence in Europe.

The second is that the European-Russian energy trade undermines the role of the American dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Exchange in such a key world market will inevitably move to the use of the Euro/Ruble, which would spell the end of global American financial hegemony, and with that, the end of the monstrously indebted US economy.

The American economy is already teetering on bankruptcy, with a total debt of $17 trillion, and spiraling. American bankruptcy and social implosion is an eventuality that is so far only postponed by the dollar’s continuance as the standard currency for international trade in fuel, and the de facto license for the US Federal Reserve to keep printing money way beyond any sound economic basis for doing so.

Says Lehmann: “The development of Russian-European partnership would leave the US politically, culturally and economically isolated within no more than 25 years. It would also mean that the US would become increasingly isolated in terms of its militarism and strategic encirclement of Russia and China. The dollar would collapse.”

An important side note is the insidious role of Britain. As the top European NATO commander revealed, the American war plans for Europe were supported by Britain. This is partly because of the historical co-dependence of Anglo-American capitalism, and also, as Lehmann points out, “a weakened Atlantic axis would mean a significant loss of British influence over Germany and France.”

This is the background to why Washington has sought to create a crisis over recent events in Ukraine. Washington has played the key role in fomenting regime change in that country, which has seen the rise of an unelected fascist junta in Kiev that poses a serious threat to Russia.

The Kiev demagogues have openly talked of inciting terrorism and mass murder against Russia and are willing to install American missiles on their Western border with Russia.

The debacle has led to the worse diplomatic crisis between European capitals and Moscow since the end of the Cold War. The possibility of a war between nuclear-armed powers may have receded for now, but the danger of such a catastrophe remains.

This weekend Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his American counterpart John Kerry for urgent talks in Paris. Reportedly, Kerry was holding the meeting to “de-escalate tensions” between Russia and the West. The reality is that Washington has done everything to escalate this conflict, in particular between Russia and Europe, for its own selfish strategic interests. That includes, if deemed necessary by the pyromaniacs in Washington, the ignition of all-out war in Europe.

Source :  Press TV


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2 Comments for “US war plan for Europe and Russia”

  1. Why is it that in this day and age that details regarding twenty year old plans to stop Russia from getting closer to Europe and the devious and criminal dealings in play to promote destabilisation, everywhere, do not surprise anyone.
    Because it is the US, now regarded as the #1 pariah state, wresting that title from the occupying forces of the criminal Jewish Israeli state living on stolen land and carrying on an occupying role now for 66 years. Bad enough? The US through NATO is worse, far worse.

    Even the Second World War had the occupiers in those days , “the good guys”, always intending to leave Gerrnany, as the obvious culprit, then being free of foreign influences within a reasonable period. But that has not happened. Ask the decent Germans, those that have not been corrupted by American methods or influenced by their false cries of “democracy for all”.

    Germany is still occupied today.

    The mechanism for such control is the American power base in Europe called NATO, always itching for a fight and taking its orders from US / Israel, but for appearances sake through the corrupt corridors of Washington. You might remember the likes of McCain, visits to places like Syria, Ukraine, the despotic and undemocratic Gulf states, free to destabilise and spread US influence. Today, we even read about the fact that a casino-owning Jew is right now picking the next president of the USA. How’s that for progress. The moneylenders are now running the ship.

    We all know what US military hegemony means….bases….bases and more bases. Over 900 on this date and now eyeing off the South East Asian geographies.

    However, as Finian has said, the one thing that the US cannot allow is for the control of the world’s reserve currency to wander down a sidetrack like a Euro / Ruble / Yuan combination. That would put paid to the US. We all know that it will most certainly contribute to their ultimate fate, because it will happen.

    Why? Because slef-styled “exceptionalism” does not allow them to believe in cooperative arrangements, good mutual relations or equality. They are under the illusion that they are different, exceptional being the most used and abused phrase and that philosophy is a death knell in the 21st Century as they will discover. Britain had the same big-headedness for a much longer period and look at them now? The funding of a second world war made them a second rate power, hanging on to the coat tails of their big brother and desperately trying to prove to those who will listen that they are the masters of their own fate.

    But when the US whistles, (after Israel has whistled them), so the English jump and that’s why they are a tired old, almost pathetic remnant of a once grand empire. When the best they can turn out as examples of British manhood are Cameron and Hague, then you know they have hit the bottom of the barrel.

    So, it’s on with the charade. When the US changed from being a respected country to one that uses power to get its way and known by all NOT to be the master of its own fate either, an international joke in so many ways, then it is time for all other nations to see Russia not for what it was in the cold war period but for what it could be, given half a chance.

    The BRICS group is a beginning, a good start. More to come.

    So with the US in Europe creating havoc, openly, with never a criticism from the compliant satellites, what we have now will continue. Give it time for Ukraine to be in the hands of the seriously radical rightwingers with Syria already almost in the hands of al Qaeda, and on it goes, Iraq, Afghanistan, all over again. They know no better

    Both with the support of the good old USA, money, weapons, from the Zionist-controlled government, doughnuts from Nuland, agitation from Power in the UN and waffle from McCain, as they contribute to their country’s downfall in their own special ways.

    What a trio. Embodying all that is so admirable in America.

    So the militarists in the US have a while to run, always aware of the almost US $ 17 trillion debt hanging over their head, their eventual ‘Sword of Democles’……… just as it was with Britain.

    History does repeat itself and for the civilised world, who deserve a small taste of peace in at least a part of each person’s life, they would say the sooner the better.

  2. Inasmuch as the former US of A is now Jewish-controlled vassal of the so-called “state” of Israel, what you say is absolutely true, Mr. Cunningham.

    Please however, remember that the Resistance is not dead, yet. There are people like me, many in number, increasing every day, who will fight this dirty Jewish SCUM ’till our dying breath.

    They may kill me first, but the Jews are going to Hell, not me. We’ll see. Very soon.

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