Does America Want War with Russia?
This article was initially written before Donald Trump was sworn in as POTUS some of it has been altered to reflect current events, but much of it has been preserved to give reminder to a perspective before the long Mueller investigation ever got underway.
The way the American news media and politicians have characterized the Russian "threat" has often been hysterical and overblown. Many main news sources have also been complicit in deceiving Americans as to the truth of events, either political, or international in scope.
Russia has made no moves of aggression against America, on the contrary, Russia has spent the past 8 years (the span of the Obama Administration) watching as America (NATO alliance) has tried to topple or manipulate nearly every nation that Russia, and formerly the U.S.S.R., has alliances with.
In 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the U.S.S.R., willingly dismantled Russia's political and military dominance over Eastern Europe, after meetings with America's top diplomats at that time, Moscow believed such magnanimous efforts to appease them would allow Russia to be treated as equal partners with America, rather than as a rival. Moscow was also led to believe, though not in any formal written treatise, that NATO would not interfere with those countries or counter Russia's influence.
America (and its allies) on the other hand look to 1991 as the date they soundly defeated Russia, as the Soviet Union and its economy collapsed. To their eyes, this cost Russia any say over its neighboring countries, and indeed, its own future... at one point in the mid 1990s international businesses were moving in to take control of Russia's oil and natural gas industries, and all other major business venues wherever opportunity allowed.
When Putin assumed the Presidency in 2000, he took pains to court Tony Blair and George W. Bush, he believed he could reason with them as a partner nation, an equal. He was the first leader to call President Bush and lend him his support after the attacks of Sept. 11, allowing America to build an airbase in Kyrgyzstan so that they could fly bombing missions in Afghanistan.
In return for that good faith effort, Putin was rewarded by America pulling out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, despite Russian protests. Then in 2003, President Bush circumvented United Nations authorization and invaded Iraq, whom Russia maintained historic and economic ties with. Then from 2003-2005 a wave of protests (sparked by foreign interference efforts) spread across Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, leading to pro-Western governments.
Russia has had to watch as the NATO alliance, moved its forces right up to Russia's western border, one nation at a time, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, etc. Until by 2016 Russia had the combined military forces of the EU and America literally sitting on its doorstep, more tanks, artillery, rockets and jets were along its border just weeks prior to President Trump taking office than had been amassed for Desert Shield.
The Fate of Former Allies of the U.S.S.R.
Throughout history, the Russians have been invaded over, and over, and over again. The latest, was when the Nazi Regime, which had signed a non-aggression treaty with Russia, invaded and slaughtered more than 25 million Russians just years after that treaty was signed. Obviously, Russia has legitimate concerns about maintaining a security buffer of friendly nations nearby, like Georgia and Ukraine. History has proved the necessity. Moscow has also been adamant about helping one of the few allies it has left in the world, Syria.
Three countries in the Middle East had strong ties to Russia… Iraq, Libya, and Syria. These three nations were among the countries who allied with the Soviets during the Cold War. The regimes in these countries were supported and supplied by the Soviets, this 'responsibility' was later inherited by Russia and continued after the end of the Cold War in the 1990s. Iran more recently has developed an alliance with Russia, and they have escaped the wrath of America’s military might mainly because of Iran’s alliance with China, as I discussed HERE.
During the Obama Administration, Libya was targeted, and then Syria, Iraq of course, had long ago fallen to America’s interests. The Obama Admin also tried to intercede with Russian, Georgian, Ukraine, and other former Soviet Bloc Nation’s elections and politics.
Putin witnessed America’s "democracy building" in Russia's sphere of influence during the anti-Russian revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine. Hillary Clinton encouraged anti-Putin protests in 2011 by saying Russia's parliamentary elections were neither free nor fair. This while CIA operatives worked to undermine Russia’s influence in neighboring nations, and the EU/NATO nations made every effort publicly and politically to coerce Russia’s neighbors to join in the EU trade/military alliance.
A very good view of this, from the Russian perspective, can be gained from listening to former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in this interview BELOW.
What would be the reasons why America, the EU, and NATO are interested in threatening Russia with war?
The first reason is obvious, so I will forego elaborating on it here… I will simply say war is big business, and there is no bigger influencer of politics in America than the Military Industrial Complex, there is no profit for them in peace.
Anders Rasmussen, who led the NATO alliance between 2009 and 2014, said Mr Putin “only respects a firm hand” when dealing with other world leaders and said Nato needs to intervene to protect the vulnerable Baltic states.
He said: “The US must increase support for Nato's eastern flank, set up military bases wherever Russia is threatening the freedom and livelihood of US allies, and whole-heartedly protect Ukraine against future Russian aggression.
This is what Obama was pursuing, and what Clinton would have continued, a military intervention against Russia... but not for the reasons they are stating.
The Truth is, that there is estimated to be over 20 Trillion dollars worth in oil and gas resources in the North Pole region which is now becoming accessible due to the warming/melting of the North Pole, there are also trade routes now open for a few months of the year, and should the global warming trend continue as expected, control of this region will be more valuable than control over the Middle East and the Suez Canal combined.
Let me say that again, control over the North Pole Region, in specific the part that directly falls under the control of Russia according to accepted maps and treaties of less than a decade ago, is worth, by today's standards, well over 20 trillion dollars... not including the control of a sea trade route that would be more valuable to the EU than the Suez and Panama combined.
You can read more about this by typing in "Oil and the race for the North Pole" or "Race for Arctic oil poses $43 trillion risk to global economy " on any Search.
Now you should know that Europe is dependent upon Russia for its supply of Oil and Natural Gas, recent events have redirected world resources to Europe to counter (for a short time only) this dependency. Both OPEC and America have increased production of Oil and Natural Gas to historic levels (For instance, America is shipping liquefied Natural Gas to EU by ship despite it being more expensive that getting it piped in from Russia) so that they can devalue the price of oil and gas, and force Russia into an economic collapse (along with their sanctions against Russia) or at least a capitulation to their demands. But this has yet to occur. More information about this can be found here.
What Western Energy Companies, the EU and America would prefer, is to force the removal of Putin, rather force Russia into an act of war, either way the ideal outcome would be to subject Russia to a 'banana republic' so that Europe/U.N./NATO and ‘Western’ corporations can control those resources.
Understand, that if Russia was Argentina, Somalia, or some other resource worthless nation and they were massacring entire populations of nearby nations... we wouldn't be doing much more than giving lip service that they should stop.
But Russia is now sitting on the biggest untapped resource in the world, as well as what will soon become the most important trade route in the world... and there are too many powerful forces within Europe/NATO/U.N. unwilling to sit by and let Russia dictate who gets access to those resources or that trade route. And we have a Military Industrial Complex that is always itching for that next fight.
Additional Information and Resources:
- Troop Deployment to Germany
- Troop Deployment to Poland
- Troop Deployment to Latvia
Nikki Haley states it matter of factly (see video below go to 2:45) while addressing the U.N.
America's focus is on Syria, Russia, and Iran (I am surprised Iran was mentioned as its ties to China give it considerable protection)... but this does make sense, finish off Syria, move on to Russia, and then, as I said, America pivots to address China, and Iran gives the excuse to escalate that conflict once Russia has been dealt with.
At 2:45 what is said, says it all
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