New Cold War
From the beginning of the 20th century, the Anglo-Saxons considered the USSR and then Russia as their principal enemy. Persuaded that Moscow was attempting to invade all of Europe after the defeat of the 3rd Reich, they prolonged World War II with the intention of undermining the Soviets, bombed German cities to ensure that the Red Army would not benefit and dropped two nuclear bombs on the Japanese population to dissuade Stalin from using his military advantage. In 1949, they founded NATO and transformed the division of Europe into two zones of occupation in a Cold War that ended only when the USSR disappeared.
Recently, confronted with the unexpected reconsolidation of the Russian state, the Anglo-Saxons have returned to their initial strategy. The continuity of their anti-Russian policy is clearly visible in the figure of Zbignew Brzezinski, the former National Security Advisor to Democratic president Jimmy Carter, who moved over to the Republican side and then returned to the Democratic Party to ensure the election of his student, Barack Obama. Architect in the 1970’s of both the unconditional support for the Shah of Iran and the fomenting of the now decades-long Afghan war, he favors today a rapprochement with the Islamic regime in Iran and the expansion of the war against Pakistan.
Moscow, which succeeded in defeating the Islamic Emirate of Itchkeria (Chechnya) and halting Georgian aggression in South Ossetia, found itself trapped by the Ukraine during the "gas wars" of 2005-2010. The strategy of the New Cold War is identical to its antecedent. The Atlanticist press with no imagination dully applies the same cliches to Russia today that it once used against the USSR although the situation today is critically different. London, that once sheltered dissidents, has become the refuge of fleeing mafia oligarchs. The Pentagon is deploying a supposed anti-missile shield just as it once did Pershing II’s. NATO has expanded east and is opening new bases in the north to encircle, again, its traditional enemy.
We are lodging a resolute protest against the US authorities’ actions with regard to Inga Yumasheva, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation’s Federal Assembly, who was detained for questioning by the FBI agents at New York Airport on October 4. This is yet another hostile action against Russia and its representatives, an action that is clearly aimed at aggravating still further the atmosphere of Russian-US relations.
One might ask whether this happened because (...)
European Parliament resolution of 19 September 2019 on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe (2019/2819(RSP))
(Text put to the vote by Michal Šimečka, Frédérique Ries, Ramona Strugariu, Katalin Cseh, Ondřej Kovařík, Vlad-Marius Botoş, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Jan-Christoph Oetjen and Christophe Grudler on behalf of the Renew Group, including the British Libe-Dem and the Irish Alliance.)
The European Parliament,
– having regard to the universal principles of human (...)
On August 2, six months after Washington initiated the withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by the USSR and the US in 1987, the treaty has been terminated for all parties: the US, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
This means that a key treaty for establishing the regional and global security architecture no longer exists. Under the INF Treaty, the parties eliminated two classes of nuclear armaments: land-based intermediate-range and shorter range (...)
On August 2, the United States completed the withdrawal from the INF Treaty. Accordingly, this instrument ceased to have effect.
Washington has committed a grave mistake. By launching a propaganda campaign based on deliberately misleading information on what was presented as violations of the INF Treaty by Russia, the United States intentionally plunged the Treaty into a crisis that was almost impossible to overcome. The cause is however clear: the United States wanted to free itself from (...)
Russian Myth: Russia’s demonstration of the 9M729 on January 23, 2019, proved that the system is INF Treaty compliant and showed that Russia is being transparent.
Fact: Russia’s so-called “demonstration” on January 23, 2019, of what it claimed was the 9M729 launcher and canister did not change the fact that the system is a violation of the INF Treaty, because it has been flight-tested to distances prohibited under the treaty. The United States and most of our NATO Allies did not attend this (...)
We have noted the July 18, 2019 statement at the European Parliament by European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on behalf of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. We perceive his assessments of the human rights situation in Russia with an emphasis on the Ukrainian “political prisoners” as biased and aiming to play into the hands of those EU political forces that are interested in further demonising (...)
Five years ago, on July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines ‘Boeing’, a civilian aircraft operating flight МН17 from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board died.
Unfortunately, this tragedy became a tool in a dirty political game. Within only hours, if not minutes, after the crash, as if prompted by someone, media and then Western political leaders launched a salvo of accusations against Russia for the killing of innocent people. Two investigations were opened (...)
Manlio Dinucci writes about Vladimir Putin’s journey to Rome. There was nothing new compared with other visits to the countries of the EU, except for the rhetorical split by Giuseppe Conte’s government – Conté presents himself as a « sovereignist », while he obeys the desiderata of NATO, as the other countries do.
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s speech in Washington, D.C. sounded as if coming from the past – from the Cold War era . He presented the Countering Malign Kremlin Influence Development Framework designed by his agency, which is part of the US Department of State. The very name of the Framework testifies to the fact that the USAID is not working to establish an atmosphere of cooperation on the planet and that in fact it is a tool of ideological (...)
Tom, thank you for those kind words. A special thank you to the Community of Democracies for co-hosting this event today. Ladies and gentlemen, I am truly honored to join you today. Especially in a place named for a man who played such a tremendous role in Transatlantic history. George Marshall’s wartime contributions helped secure victory. His postwar contributions secured a lasting peace, and the birth of the modern Transatlantic alliance. USAID actually traces its roots back to (...)
The statements made by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) at a news conference on June 19 about the alleged involvement of Russian servicemen in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash were utterly regrettable. The Russian Federation once again finds itself the target of completely unfounded accusations intended to discredit it in the eyes of the international community.
As was the case at its previous news conferences, the JIT did not produce a single shred of concrete evidence to back up (...)
The conclusions of the latest confidential report by the Rand Corporation were recently made public in a « Brief ». They explain how to wage a new Cold War against Russia. Certain recommendations have already been implemented, but this systemic exposure enables us to understand their true objective.
The Pentagon has decided to install medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe, which would turn this territory into a battle-field in case of a war between the two Great Powers. It’s no surprise that NATO and the European Union have approved the suicide of the European nations.
We regret to say that the US news and opinion website, The Daily Beast, has again told lies to its readers by writing that Maria Butina, who was arrested in Washington last summer, “had the Kremlin’s blessing” to influence US politics. After the FBI forced Maria to incriminate herself by creating abnormal prison conditions for her and threatening with a harsh sentence, these masters of fake news once again posted allegations about Russian interference.
The conclusions pointing to this alleged (...)
Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the very work that you do, the issues that confront the Marshall Fund and confront our region as well.
Before I start today with my formal remarks, it would be – I would be enormously remiss if I did not pay a well-deserved tribute to America’s 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush. He was (...)
NATO’s Trident Junction 18 exercise took place in Norway in late October and early November and was the largest Western exercise since 1980. It was the first exercises, in the winter conditions in the Arctic zone, after the announcement of United States to withdraw from the INF Treaty. It is likely NATO would to open a second front against Russia in the Arctic, in addition to the Baltic region. The purpose of this Arctic ballistic corridor is to facilitate the naval and air offensive against (...)
How did President Donald Trump react to the news that the Russian hypersonic nuclear missile Avangard was up and ready? He announced that his country would withdraw from the INF Treaty. So, instead of making a plan to catch up and quickly developing hypersonic missiles, he intends to reassemble the US medium range nuclear missile arsenal.
Valentin Vasilescu observes that the United States is no longer manufacturing motors for this type of missile and is using Russian motors for its Atlas V rockets. Conclusion: Moscow has gained yet another advantage over Washington.
Almost every month, Nato announces that its interception at air protocols have been activated by a Russian airplane getting too close to the border of a Nato member state. These alarm bells constantly sirening in our ears, create the impression we are under a perpetual threat of war. Yet these Russian airplanes never actually violate Nato airspace. What is actually going on?
Far from being a simple military exercise, the war game « Trident Juncture 2018 » aims at eradicating the ideal of neutrality and press-ganging the Nordic countries into the US crusade against Russia. The states which are participating either believe or will come to believe in the imaginary danger of the « Russian peril ».
I’d like to thank my Dutch colleagues and to make a few remarks. The United Kingdom and the Netherlands are close security partners, and our presence together today in The Hague underlines that.
The disruption of this attempted attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was down to the expertise and professionalism of the Dutch security services, in partnership with the UK. The OPCW is a respected international organisation, which is working to (...)
We have, with the operations exposed today, further shone a light on the unacceptable cyber activities of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU. It has targeted institutions across the world, including the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.
This attempt, to access the secure systems of an international organisation working to rid the world of chemical weapons, demonstrates the GRU’s disregard for the global values and rules that keep us (...)
The strategy of the European populist parties linked to Steve Bannon has run into a difficult contradiction. Logic would seem to indicate that they should be seeking a rapprochement with Russia, as the Italians have done, for example. But their US sponsor is working in the opposite direction - to sabotage the economy and the political confirmation of Moscow.
The Russian Authorities continue to challenge the version that Flight MH-17 was brought to the ground by an air-ground missile. They declassified information contradicting the conclusions of the Dutch Commission of Inquiry Into the Crash.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, connecting Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was destroyed on 17 July 2014 as it was flying over the region of Donetsk (Ukraine). This was at the time of fighting between the coup-making government of Kiev and those seeking the (...)
The Wall Street Journal  has reported that the United States has several options on the table when it comes to Syria. One is attacking Russian and Iranian targets. The side effect could be kicking off a World War.
However, this newspaper assures that the White House is also considering political and economic options which would not necessarily involve military action.
On 5 September 2018, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced to the House of Commons that Scotland Yard has managed to identity those responsible for poisoning Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, an incident which also affected a police officer. .
The British authorities are holding two Russians (see photo), responsible for these events. They have been identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslán Boshirov (both very common Christian names and surnames in Russia). They (...)
We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, reiterate our outrage at the use of a chemical nerve agent, known as Novichok, in Salisbury on 4 March. We welcome the progress made in the investigation into the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, and take note of the attempted murder charges brought yesterday against two suspects. We commend the work of the UK Police and all those involved in this investigation.
We also note the UK’s analysis, (...)
Prime Minister Theresa May: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on the investigation into the attempted murder of Sergey and Yulia Skripal - and the subsequent poisoning of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley earlier this year.
This was a sickening and despicable act in which a devastatingly toxic nerve agent - known as Novichok - was used to attack our country. It left four people fighting for their lives and one innocent woman dead. And I know the thoughts of the (...)
U.S. Strategy Towards the Russian Federation
Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I will use my prepared comments to outline in brief form the overarching strategy of the United States towards the Russian Federation. The foundation for this strategy is provided by three documents, as directed and approved by the President: the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy and the Russia Integrated Strategy.
The starting point of (...)
“Let us not accept Russia’s turning to Asia”, by Hélène Carrère d’Encausse / USA and Germany after the NATO summit in Brussels / Politicians and their personal stance, by Karl Müller / President Putin, Russian federation – and president Trump, divided states of America, by Willy Wimmer / Trump and Germany’s path to a regulatory power, by Henrik Paulitz / The dollar as a universal power, by René Zeyer / Plain language required instead of diversion! Negotiations Switzerland – EU: Status before the summer break, by Marianne Wüthrich / Sweden— security guards at school, by Inger Enkvist / “Questions are the antechambers of knowledge”, by Carl Bossard / The Gotthard stagecoach. The most beautiful vehicle in Switzerland, by Heini Hofmann.
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