Ukraine: Wedge Between Europe and Putin
September 15, 2014
The Neo Con coup in Kiev drove a stake in Putin's plan for an economic sphere stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok. By alienating Europe from Russia, Europe remains dependent on the USA.
Below, Piotr Bein discusses a speech by geo-strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski. Putin is indeed cast as an obstacle to Masonic Jewish world hegemony, i.e. the New World Order.
by Piotr Bein
(Abridged by henrymakow.com)
"Russia has neither the right to protect its national interests nor the right to be different. A regional power, enclosed in its rigid bounds, Russia is unable to establish viable alliances with leading global players. It should give up its vain hopes of some mythical Eurasian Union development. Its only alternative is to take the role of the Western civilization humble satellite." So thinks an old US hawk Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former National Security Adviser and a prominent geostrategist.
On June 16, professor Brzezinski gave a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center, dedicated to the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine and the US-NATO political agenda regarding the issue. Referring to a mysterious specter of non-existent "Russian chauvinism", Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke about the mechanics of deterrence and revitalization of containment strategy directed against Russia. The geostrategist is convinced that "deterrence" is the most effective foreign policy tool.
Zbigniew Brzezinski is widely known for his russophobic stance. Stuck irretrievably in a Cold War reality the former National Security Adviser is most likely unable to evaluate correctly and impartially the current situation in the world. Behind the high flown phrases of Dr.Brzezinski about the US global leadership and Russia's weakness his growing irritation is hidden. What is exasperating this old American hawk?
SINO-RUSSIAN ALLIANCE AND THE EURASIAN UNION
"Russia has to understand that Ukraine will not be a member of some mythical Eurasian Union that President Putin is trying to promote on the basis of this new doctrine of a special position for Russia in the world," says Dr. Brzezinski. He addresses Russia's middle class, saying: "the real place for Russia is as an important country in Europe <...> What does China mean for the future of Russia?"
It should be noted that the rapid development of Sino-Russian alliance as well as ratification of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty this year dealt a serious blow to the US geopolitical interests and economic plans on the Eurasian continent. Russia's initiative to create a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok is doubtlessly far more favorable than a New Silk Road project developed by the US, which includes some highly volatile regions of Central Asia living under a permanent terrorist threat.
Due to its geographical position, Russia, a priori has a competitive advantage as a convenient and secure logistic hub, a reliable natural bridge between the West and the East, Europe and the developing Asia, according to experts.
We can hardly call the Eurasian Union a "mythical one": its economic mechanisms are working and have already born tangible fruits. Needless to say ...the Eurasian Economic Union [is] one of the biggest consumer markets on the planet with a quarter of all the world's proven mineral resources valued of up to $40 trillion.
Being an open economic community the EEU seamlessly integrates into the global market structure. Speaking disparagingly of the EEU's prospects Brzezinski, however, can't deny the fact that the US is unable to provide its European partners with similar market shares in Eurasia.
There is a serious dilemma: how to maintain control over the EU allies and prevent their integration into apparently profitable Eurasian economic community? Zbigniew Brzezinski's universal solution is deterrence and threatening.
NEW COLD WAR CONTAINMENT STRATEGY
The US politicians and pro-American mass media are inclined to portray Russia's actions towards Ukraine as an unjustified "outrage". The conflict, however, has not been created by Russia and it is not Russia who is responsible for the bloodshed in the East of Ukraine, authoritative political analysts admit. Although Dr. Brzezinski does not have any evidence to back his claims, he insists that Russia is supplying weapons to the militant groups in Eastern Ukraine.
Zbigniew Brzezinski's statement about the US's dedication to the inviolability of post-WWII European borders and "the exclusion of the use of force in resolving territorial issues" looks illogical and may cause a surprise. It seems like the former National Adviser is suffering from a strange form of amnesia that has totally erased the facts of US-NATO violation of the European order from his memory. Let us name a few: a gradual splitting of Yugoslavia supported by the US and its European allies in 1990-2008 that drastically changed the map of Europe, the NATO military aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999 and the occupation of Kosovo.
Dr. Brzezinski is blatantly demonstrating a double-standards approach: international laws breach is fully justified in the eyes of the US if it serves the American interests.
Predictably enough after a preamble devoted to the prominent threat posed by Russia to the Eastern European countries, Dr. Brzezinski calls to increase of NATO's military presence in Europe and to start weapon deliveries to Ukraine.
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