Or the American Cold War Revival
by Mark Linnhoefer
America’s thinking of sending guns to the Ukraine… Greece almost got Russian loan… Washington scared of losing its influence in Europe… Backing the Greek now… Instigating hatred by smart siding… Extremism on the rise… Who profits?…. Ukrainian Situation getting worse… Cold War that might actually turn hot this time…
When watching the news recently I heard one of those statements that should make any semi-intelligent journalist shiver with disappointment, shock, and fear: ‘Should diplomatic approaches fail, and Putin keep on being as stubborn as he currently is, Washington is prepared to supply lethal weaponry to the Ukrainian army.’.
I lit a cigarette when I heard these words being uttered, and stared at my screen blankly, frozen with disbelief for a few minutes, and when I exited that trance the newscast had already switched to talking about some minor celebrity and her love life. My mind wasn’t absorbing any of these irrelevant bullshit stories anymore at that point, and so I turned off the TV and sat down to get some insight on that story. As it turns out, the NATO is already set on heavily increasing, more than doubling actually, the number of infantry, fleets, and aircraft in its Eastern European intervention platoons, which, when taking into account the fact that it had promised Russia long ago to not expand eastwards, is not a mere preventive step. Of course this can also be seen as a reaction to the dire situation in the Ukraine, but if we remember who caused that dilemma in the first place I would say that this expansion has a sour, political aftertaste to it. And Obama has now been quoted as saying that he is contemplating sending lethal weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces, and is backed by his new pentagon chief in that idea. The NATO has also accused Russia of delivering guns and ammo to the separatists group in Eastern Ukraine. Well. These developments are scarily reminiscent of the Cold War, aren’t they? The Ukrainian conflict is being used as a proxy; the Western alliances are pushing their boundaries to the East, and Russia is coerced to react in order not to be swallowed whole by the NATO and EU, and is therefore collaborating with Turkey, Egypt, and China, and so new East and West fronts are slowly hardening. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian conflict is already hot as a boiling kettle, and so the propaganda on both sides is stirring up more and more violence, and therefore also turning more and more elaborate and insidious.
Washington has also spoken out in favor of the new Greek government as soon as it got wind of Russia’s proposal to give Greece financial support. Which is interesting, considering that the US is usually siding with the ECB and the European Commission. This only makes sense if the United States are afraid of Russian influence, and have resumed their outdated Cold War-era Eastern and Western bloc-and-sphere kind of thinking. If we further look at the way that the US is knowingly stirring up hatred in Europe by its actions and stance in regard to the Ukrainian conflict and the Greek dilemma, the only logical conclusion is that the American economy craves a new all-out war to get itself up and running again. Not on American soil though, there hasn’t been an actual war on American soil in about a hundred years, but Europe is the perfect battlefield; it’s remote, there are natural resources, and after the war it can be completely subjugated to the US.
The main obstacle on the way to putting a stop to these developments is that the seeds planted by smart propaganda are now bearing their fruits in form of an increase in voters for extremist and populist parties, civil unrest, and in some cases even civil war, like in the Ukraine. Europe is slowly turning into a hotbed for radical ideologies and paramilitary extremists, and that development, coupled with the lunatic foreign policies of the EU, can in the worst case slowly propel the European population into a state of all-out warfare. Right now, we’re seeing on the news what time witnesses are saying reminds them of the propaganda used in times of the Cold War, and that alone should be enough to get everyone’s inner alarm going off, but apparently people nowadays way too prone to just buying into whatever they’re being told on TV. It is really sad to see, really, how an entire fucking continent is being pushed into a bloody altercation by some cocksuckers spreading falsified, hate-stirring news reports, making a scapegoat out of a country whose leader is unfortunately more than ready to find allies in powerful despots should the EU and US continue their bashing and sanctioning. And once the fronts are hardened, once enough mistrust has been sown, there is no turning back to diplomacy; it’s blood from then on, and at that point there’s no telling just how out of control this thing is going to get. Many lives will be lost, lots of blood will be shed, the US will remain positively neutral by condemning the war, and in the end its troops are going to swoop in, side with whoever is winning (probably Russia and its allies), and place the burned-out remnants of the EU entirely under its control.
We’re looking down the banshee’s throat, and will be swallowed whole if we cannot manage to turn this ship around. I don’t see how, though. Writing about it doesn’t seem to help, multiple people much more famous and influential than myself have done so, and still we’re not seeing any changes in the direction of the drift in our political and ideological landscape. Extremism is on the rise, and the masses are being taken for a ride, and so we’re insidiously being coerced into a violent battle that will leave the EU subjugated to the United States, the former European nations as burned out ruins, and what’s left of the population completely torn apart and poverty-stricken. We need to wake the fuck up before it is too late, we need to stand up to the global war machine, or we’ll all be turned into the little wheels that make it work. Selah.