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April 14, 2017

Why North Korea Needs Nukes – And How To End Them

Media say,
the United States may
or may not
kill a number of North Koreans
for this or that
or no good reason
but call North Korea
‘the volatile and unpredictable regime’

 

Now consider what the U.S. media don’t tell you about Korea:

BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) — China proposed “double suspension” to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.”As a first step, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) may suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) military exercises,” Wang told a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People’s Congress.

Wang said the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is mainly between the DPRK and the United States, but China, as a next-door neighbor with a lips-and-teeth relationship with the Peninsula, is indispensable to the resolution of the issue.

FM Wang, ‘the lips’, undoubtedly transmitted an authorized message from North Korea: “The offer is (still) on the table and China supports it.”

North Korea has made the very same offer in January 2015. The Obama administration rejected it. North Korea repeated the offer in April 2016 and the Obama administration rejected it again. This March the Chinese government conveyed and supported the long-standing North Korean offer. The U.S. government, now under the Trump administration, immediately rejected it again. The offer, made and rejected three years in a row, is sensible. Its rejection only led to a bigger nuclear arsenal and to more missiles with longer reach that will eventually be able to reach the United States.

North Korea is understandably nervous each and every time the U.S. and South Korea launch their very large yearly maneuvers and openly train for invading North Korea and for killing its government and people. The maneuvers have large negative impacts on North Korea’s economy.

North Korea justifies its nuclear program as the economically optimal way to respond to these maneuvers. (…)

Die konfuse Agonie der Obama-Regierung — The Vineyard Saker – Deutsche Version

vom Saker Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony

Auf Deutsch:

vom Saker

Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony

Die jüngsten Ereignisse in Syrien sind, so glaube ich, nicht das Ergebnis irgendeines überlegten Plans der USA, ihren „moderat terroristischen“ Verbündeten vor Ort zu helfen, sondern das Symptom von etwas noch Schlimmeren: dem kompletten Kontrollverlust…

über Die konfuse Agonie der Obama-Regierung — The Vineyard Saker – Deutsche Version

Peter KOENIG: The EU to Become a “U.S. Colony”? – TTIP would Abolish Europe’s Sovereignty; globalresearch, 24.04.2016

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 24.04.2016

Yesterday in Hannover 90.000 demonstrated against the The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ahead of an Obama-speech at the Hannover Fair praising this agreement, which as Katherine Frisk sums up would mean for Europe:

“International “free trade” agreements such as the TTIP and the TPP which will override the National Sovereignty of any country who signs them, the Constitution of any country, their Constitutional law courts and any laws that any government may or may not make regarding health regulations, minimum wage regulations or environmental requirements. Far from being Capitalism with checks and balances restricting monopolies, it is a form of Corporate Fascist hegemonic colonialism and Corporate Empire building, eliminating all competition in the interests of monopolies.” (quoted from article below)

24.04.2016 — www.globalresearch.ca/the-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-would-abolish-europes-sovereignty-the-eu-would-become-a-us-colony/5417382

The EU to Become a “U.S. Colony”? The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would Abolish Europe’s Sovereignty.
Is Madame Merkel Betraying the EU – Endangering the Lives of Future European Generations with her Push for the Nefarious TTIP?
By Peter KÖNIG

This incisive article first published by Global Research in December 2014 is of utmost relevance to the ongoing process of US-EU negotiation of the TTIP

Author’s Introduction and Update

President Obama will be visiting Germany and Mme. Merkel tomorrow (24 – 25 April) for the Hannover Industrial Messe, the world’s largest Industrial fair, lobbying, in a last ditch convincing effort, Madame Merkel, of the good of the TTIP – that must be signed as soon as possible – maybe even during his upcoming trip to Europe. Everything around the infamous and nefarious TTIP is possible, as it all happens in secret and behind closed doors.

One of the most important items on Obama’s check list before he leaves office is obtaining the signatures of the ‘free trade agreements’ – the TPP – Transpacific Partnership with 11 Asian and Pacific countries, and the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the 28 EU countries. The TPP is almost done. Completion of the two trade agreements – the economic enslavement of Asia (except for China and Russia who bluntly refused to join) and Europe, was one of the conditions for the top elite – call them ‘Illuminati’ – when they summoned him to a special Bilderberg meeting on 5-8 June 2008, in Chantilly Virginia (just outside Washington DC). They caught him in full campaign missing an important campaign event in Chicago.

The purpose of the meeting was to figure out whether he is worth the money they were willing to pour into his election to make him President. He complied. His psychological profile having been profoundly analyzed before, they knew he would.

And indeed, the spineless Obama complied with all of the conditions. And they made him President at a cost of about US$ 740 million, about double of what Bush’s second term presidential campaign cost, and about half of the price of Obama’s second term presidency.

Below is my article published by Global Research in December 2014, on the nefarious consequences of the TTIP – to remind people what is laying ahead for Europe, if the EU and its members ratify the TTIP: Slavehood, sheer and unescapable corporate slavehood, enhanced and controlled by Goldman Sachs — and not to forget, the Rothschilds, who are the invisible hand behind the FED. – emphasis m.z. –

Katherine Frisk sums up best what the TTIP would mean for Europe:

International “free trade” agreements such as the TTIP and the TPP which will override the National Sovereignty of any country who signs them, the Constitution of any country, their Constitutional law courts and any laws that any government may or may not make regarding health regulations, minimum wage regulations or environmental requirements. Far from being Capitalism with checks and balances restricting monopolies, it is a form of Corporate Fascist hegemonic colonialism and Corporate Empire building, eliminating all competition in the interests of monopolies.

Peter Koenig, April 24, 2016

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The EU to Become a “U.S. Colony”? The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would Abolish Europe’s Sovereignty
by Peter Koenig
Global Research
December 2, 2014

The proposed Free Trade Agreement (sic), the so called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP – between the US and Europe would be an infringement and final abolishment of Europe’s sovereignty. It would expand the US corporate and financial empire which already today dominates Washington’s politics and that of much of the western world – to take over Europe. Europe’s sovereignty would be jeopardized, meaning the sovereignty of the EU itself, as well as and especially the sovereignty of EU member countries.

At stake would be EU’s and EU members’ legal and regulatory system, environmental protection regulations – and Europe’s economy. Europe’s basic social infrastructure, what’s left of it after the 2008 invasion of the infamous troika – IMF (FED, Wall Street), European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC) – like education, health, as well as water supply and sanitation services would become easy prey for privatization by international (mostly US) transnationals.

This so-called ‘Free Trade Agreement’ (sic) between the US and Europe Obama is pushing on the European Commission and for which on behalf of Europe, Germany’s Madame Merkel seems to be a forceful standard bearer, if signed, would be serving the interests of corporations rather than of the 600 million European citizens.

According to John Hilary, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and expert on trade and investment, the TTIP is a Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs, and End to Democracy.

“[The] TTIP is therefore correctly understood not as a negotiation between two competing trading partners, but as an attempt by transnational corporations to praise open and deregulate markets on both sides of the Atlantic.”
http://rosalux.gr/sites/default/files/publications/ttip_web.pdf ).

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Joe LAURA: Obama’s Most Momentous Decision; consortiumnews, Feb 15, 2016

E x c e r p t

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 17.02.2016
E x c e r p t  —  full text attached  — 
Obama’s Most Momentous Decision
Exclusive: President Obama must decide if he will let the Syrian civil war come to an end with Russian-backed President Assad still in power or if he will escalate by supporting a Turkish-Saudi invasion, which could push the world to the brink of nuclear war, writes Joe Lauria.
By Joe Lauria
Joe Lauria is a veteran foreign-affairs journalist based at the U.N. since 1990. He has written for the Boston Globe, the London Daily Telegraph, the Johannesburg Star, the Montreal Gazette, the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. He can be reached atjoelauria@gmail.com  and followed on Twitter at @unjoe.
With the Russian-backed Syrian army encircling Aleppo, cutting off Turkish supplies to rebels and advancing on the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa, a panicked Saudi Arabia and Turkey have set up a joint headquarters to direct an invasion of Syria that could lead to a vast escalation of the war. And there’s only one man who could stop them: President Barack Obama.
It is probably the most important decision Obama will make in his eight years in office since a Turkish-Saudi invasion risks a direct showdown between Russia and NATO, since Turkey is a member of the alliance.
The U.S. traditionally has held tremendous power over client states like Turkey and Saudi Arabia. So, an order from Washington is usually enough to get such governments to back down. But Ankara and Riyadh are being led by reckless men whose continued existence in power might well depend on stopping a Syrian government victory – helped by Russia, Iran and the Kurds – and a humiliating defeat of the Turkish-Saudi-backed Syrian rebels, who include some radical jihadist groups.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prince Mohammad bin Salman have shown increasing defiance of Washington. Neither man is the legal ruler of his respective country. But both have seized power nonetheless. …
Erdoğan showed his defiance of the Obama administration when he said, “How can we trust [you]? Is it me who is your partner or the [Kurdish] terrorists in Kobane?” …
With his aggressive strategies toward his neighbors, Erdoğan has been accused of wanting to establish a new Ottoman empire. Azaz is near Dabiq, the town where the Ottoman Empire began in 1516. Because of that symbolism, Turkey’s defeat there could mean the death of Erdoğan’s neo-Ottoman dreams and perhaps of his presidency. (For the Islamic State, Dabiq is the place where a future Christian-Muslim battle will take place heralding the end of the world.)
The Saudis appear equally spoiling for a fight. Prince Mohammed bin Salman is deputy crown prince, second in line to the crown. But his father, King Salman, is suffering from dementia and the current crown prince, Mohammad bin Nayef, 56, is considered loyal to the U.S. But 30-year-old Mohammed has launched the most independent Saudi military policy in the history of the modern Saudi state. He is said not to trust the United States. And as defense minister, he has recklessly launched a disastrous war in Yemen, where – despite widespread death and destruction – the most powerful Arab army cannot defeat the poorest Arab nation. Mohammed has staked his credibility on the outcome of the Yemen war. But he also has vowed to check Iranian regional influence. So, he may be going for broke now by threatening to invade Syria.  …
Despite the tough Turkish and Saudi rhetoric, Saudi Arabia at least, has made it clear that it won’t invade without the U.S. leading the way. That puts the ball squarely in the Oval Office where President Obama has resisted committing U.S. combat troops to another war in the Middle East but reportedly wants to avoid further alienating U.S. “allies,” Turkey and Saudi Arabia. …
Obama could simply cut U.S. losses in its disastrous Syrian “regime change” policy and accept a Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian government victory, but he would come intense criticism from Washington’s influential neoconservatives as well as Republicans. But does he have another choice if he wants to avoid war with Russia?  …   —  emphasis, m.z. —
Note / m.z.
Totaled NATO military budgets (intelligencies budgets and hidden military spendings related to the military-industrial-complex excluded):
 900 Mrd.  USD
source:  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-16/visualizing-americas-shocking-defense-spending
Visualizing America’s Shocking Defense Spending
Wouldn’t it be a strange world to live in if 50% of military spending was paid for by just 5% (US)  of the (world)-population? Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

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Tyler DURDEN: Putin Issues Warning To Obama; zerohedge, Nov 26, 2015

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 27.11.2015

Dear all,

the events in Syria are threateningly getting worse (see article below). To understand the elaborated ambiguous geopolitical game the US are playing here via Turkey I recommend You reading the brilliant analysis by Andrew KORYBKO (USA): Why’s The US Hanging Turkey Out To Dry?, Oriental Review, Nov 25, 2015; URL: http://orientalreview.org/2015/11/25/whys-the-us-hanging-turkey-out-to-dry. (see also attachment).

Best regards,
Martin Zeis

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-26/russia-releases-video-s-400-sam-battery-deployment-syria-putin-issues-warning-obama
Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria, As Putin Issues Warning To Obama
by Tyler Durden on 11/26/2015 – 20:25 -0500

As reported two days ago, one of the first decisions a very angry Russia took in the aftermath of the shooting down of its Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 was to dispatch a Moskva guided-missile cruiser off the coast of Syria to provide air cover for its jets operating near Latakia, as well as send an unknown number of ultramodern S-400 (or SA-21 Growler in NATO designation) SAM batteries to Latakia to make sure that the tragic incident from Tuesday never repeats itself by sending Turkey a very clear message that the next time a Turkish warplane engages a Russian jet, Russia will immediate retaliate using ground forces.

Earlier today, Russia made a very explicit demonstration of the deployment of at least two S-400 batteries at Syria’s Khmeimim airbase, with the Russian Ministry of Defense promptly publicizing the arrival with the following clip.
With a range of 250 miles, the S-400 could easily strike Turkish targets, and as the map below shows, Russia could even take down targets over northern Israel. As cited by the Independent, Nick de Larrinaga, Europe editor of the defense magazine IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly, said it would be “a significant increase” in the reach of Russian air-defense capacities. “The message that the Russians are trying to send is that they’re capable of defending themselves in Syria, should the situation escalate.”

Needless to say, the US was not enthused and earlier today the US embassy in Moscow said that the “Russian deployment of the S-400 air-defense system to Syria won’t aid the fight against the Islamic State, with the US diplomat adding that the US is hopeful Russia won’t use the system to target planes flown by international coalition since Islamic State doesn’t have air force.” Clearly a warning to Putin not to dare use the rockets against Turkish (or other coalition) jets.

So what is Putin’s intention by escalating the military deployment of Russian weapons in Syria? Conveniently he explained his thinking just a few hours ago during his press conference with Francois Hollande. In answering a question by a reporter from French Le Monde, Putin said the following:

“The S-400 is an air defense system. The reason we didn’t have the system in Syria is because we thought our planes were flying at high enough altitudes where a terrorist could not reach them; they don’t have weapons capable of downing our planes at the altitude of over 3 or 4 thousand meters. And We could never think that we could be stabbed in the back by a country we regarded as our ally. Our planes operated at altitudes of 5-6,000 meters and were completely unprotected against potential attacks from fighter jets – we could never imagine that that could be possible otherwise we would deploy such systems in the area protecting our bombers against possible attacks.” … “We never did it because we regarded Turkey as our friend, we never expected an attack from that side. This is why we regard this attack as that of a traitor. But now we that this is possible, and we have to protect our planes. This is why we deployed a modern system, the S-400, it has a pretty long range and it’s one of the most effective systems of this kind in the world. We will not stop there: if we have to we will also deploy our fighter jets in the area.”

Bottom line: another direct engagement by a Turkish fighter will be its last, and in fact now that Russia is prepared we would not be at all surprised to see Russia cross into Turkish airspace on purpose just to provoke Erdogan to repeat the events from last week, only this time with the Russian ready and prepared to retaliate to any engagement. In fact, the odds of Russia doing just that in the next few days are especially high.

But while the reason behind the S-400 deployment was largely known to most, where Putin’s press conference took an unexpected detour was what he said just around 20:30 in, when in not so many words, Putin effectively accused the US of leaking the coordinates of the Russian plane to Turkey, which was merely a hitman acting with the blessing of the Pentagon. This is what Putin said:

“We told our US partners in advance where, when at what altitudes our pilots were going to operate. The US-led coalition, which includes Turkey, was aware of the time and place where our planes would operate. And this is exactly where and when we were attacked. Why did we share this information with the Americans? Either they don’t control their allies, or they just pass this information left and right without realizing what the consequences of such actions might be. We will have to have a serious talk with our US partners.”

In other words, just like in the tragic bombing of the Kunduz hospital by US forces (which has now been attributed to human error), so this time the target was a Russian plane which the US knew about well in advance, was targeted however not by the US itself, but by a NATO and US-alliance member, Turkey.

And while the deployment of the Russian SAM missiles was already known, the real message from today’s presser, the one that will be the topic of a private and “serious talk with Russia’s US partners”, is that Putin indirectly blames Obama for what happened on Tuesday realizing that Erdogan was merely the “executor”, one who is simply motivated to protect his (and his son’s) Islamic State oil routes.

Full press conference below; the discussion of Russia’s S-400 deployment begins 17:30 in:
LIVE: Putin and Hollande give a joint press conference following their meeting – English Audio — 36:05 min, URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwLNDXuU2Zg

KORYBKO-US-Hanging-out-Turkey151125.pdf

Putin’s red line for US policies by M.K. Bhadrakumar – Asia Times, April 14,2015

—  complete article ( 3 pages) attached — 
Asia Times, April 14, 2015 —  http://atimes.com/2015/04/putins-red-line-for-us-policies

BHADRAKUMAR-Putin’s-red-line-for US150414

Why did Moscow take such a momentous decision on Monday to scatter to the winds the sanctions regime, which was choreographed so tenaciously by the United States over many years and painstakingly assembled under the direct supervision of the White House, to drive Iran into a corner? The answer to this question will have a lot of bearing on the course of world politics in the coming several decades. (See my blog Putin liberates Iran from sanctions.)   (…)
The fact of the matter is that the Russian decision on Monday is both ‘reactive’ as well as ‘proactive’. First, the ‘reactive part’. Some background is needed here, which is not widely known, hence the following brief explanation.
For a start, it is useful to remember that one of the most shameful episodes in Barack Obama’s presidential diplomacy with the Russian leadership was the personal assurance given by him to the then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev just before the 2012 presidential election that once he got re-elected he would address Mos-cow’s concerns over the deployment of the US’ ABM system in Europe. The American side no longer talks about it but the cavalier fashion in which Obama went back on the solemn assurance once he actually got re-elected, significantly contributed to the collapse of the US-Russia “reset”.
At the level of a head of state, statesmen don’t behave like school children; nor is the missile defence issue a game of hide-and-seek. But Obama behaved in an abdominal way. Russia all along disputed the American contention that the ABM was directed against the so-called “rogue states” (read Iran and North Korea). Indeed, Obama himself held out an assurance to Moscow, while addressing a public gathering in Prague in 2009, that once the Iran nuclear issue got resolved the raison d’etre of the ABM deployment in Europe would cease to be.   But now that the US-Iranian negotiations over the Iran issue have entered the home stretch and a deal is well within sight, Obama is once again suffering from loss of memory, forgetting his pledge in Prague five years ago. Washington has begun quietly shifting the goal post. Funnily enough, the US and NATO now argue with a straight face that the deployment of the ABM system in Europe (in close proximity to the Russian borders) has nothing to do with the Iran nuclear issue.
Of course, Moscow has protested in indignation. (Read the Foreign Ministry statement in Moscow last weekend.) But nowadays, Washington doesn’t care for the Russian foreign ministry’s viewpoint. Obama himself doesn’t want to recall tete-e-tete with Medvedev, either .
The point is, the US intention behind the deployment of the ABM in Europe all along aimed at neutralizing Russia’s missile capabilities. In short, its real purpose is to eliminate Russia’s so-called “second-strike capability”. The agenda here is to realize the decades-old American dream (dating back to the Cold War era) of attaining “nuclear superiority” globally and to terminate this irksome business of “global strategic balance” with Russia.
Russia perfectly well understands the US’ strategic calculus factors in the plain truth that “post-Soviet” Russia still remains the only country on the planet with a thermo-nuclear capability to destroy the United States. Washington knows Russia under-stands its strategic calculus aiming at the weakening and dismemberment of Russia to reduce it to a second-rate power. Russia knows Washington comprehends the authenticity of the Russian fears and concerns.
To cut a long story short, Putin has decided to let Obama also get a feel of what it feels like when America’s core interests and national security concerns come under danger – plainly put, if America ever comes under threat from a nuclear Iran possessing ICBM capability. Indeed, the S-300 missiles make a formidable ABM system, which severely restricts the US’ strike capabilities against Iran.   (…)
The bottom line is that the U.S. will have to learn to respect Russia’s legitimate concerns and cease trampling on its core interests.
(…)   —  emphasis m.z.  —
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Martin Zeis
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martin.zeis@gmxpro.net

PRES OBAMA on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Ukraine-Regime-Change-Obama-Interview-CNN2015_02_01

Elke SCHENK gab folgenden Hinweis:

auf der cnn-seite ist das gesamte interview verschriftet und thematisch strukturiert (s. anhang, thema russland ab seite 6)
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2015/02/01/pres-obama-on-fareed-zakaria-gps-cnn-exclusive/

und es sind weitere zitate hervorhebenswert. z. b. die völlige ignoranz bzgl. des us-verstoßes gegen internationales recht und souveränität, wenn sie den regime-change inszenieren:

And since Mr. Putin made this decision around Crimea and Ukraine – not because of some grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off-balance by the protests in the Maidan and Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine – since that time, this improvisation that he’s been doing has getting – has gotten him deeper and deeper into a situation that is a violation of international law, that violates the integrity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, has isolated Russia diplomatically, has made Europe wary of doing business with Russia, has allowed the imposition of sanctions that are crippling Russia’s economy at a time when their oil revenues are dropping.
There’s no formula in which this ends up being good for Russia.

The annexation of Crimea is a cost, not a benefit, to Russia. The days in which conquest of land somehow was a formula for great nation status is over. The power of countries today is measured by your knowledge, your skills, your ability to export goods, to invent new products and new services, your influence, and…
So in addition to continuing to exact costs on Russia, one of the most important things we can do is to continue to support the Ukrainian economy and the reform efforts that are coming out of Kiev. And to their credit, President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk have initiated significant reforms there that are making a difference if they’re given a chance.
And so we’re going to keep on these dual tracks – putting more pressure on Russia, bolstering Ukraine


bei maskenfall ist konkret aufgelistet, wie die stiftungen in der ukraine operierten und wer dahinter steht:

http://www.maskenfall.de/?p=7890

William PFAFF: Obama’s Appalling Hypocrisy On Ukraine – NATO Started It, Not Putin ; Nov 19, 2014

Von: “Martin Zeis” <Martin.zeis>
Datum: 21. November 2014 08:32:04 MEZ
An: gc-special-engl%Martin.zeis
Betreff: William PFAFF: Obama’s Appalling Hypocrisy On Ukraine – NATO Started It, Not Putin ; Nov 19, 2014

Obama’s Appalling Hypocrisy On Ukraine – NATO Started It, Not Putin (1)
By William Pfaff
Nov 19, 2014

E x c e r p t s (Full text attached)

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In Brisbane for the G20 discussions, the president oversaw David Cameron of Britain (who has become the new Tony Blair) reiterating the State Department script, and issuing a lordly warning to Vladimir Putin that he must do as he is told concerning Ukraine or there will be still more sanctions.
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President Obama’s final words to Mr. Putin set the pattern for hypocrisy: “(We are) very firm on the need to uphold core international principles, and one of those principles is you don’t invade other countries or finance proxies … to break up a country that has mechanisms for democratic elections.”
Is it possible that no one in his own government has yet worked up the courage to tell Mr. Obama that it was his own United States State Department that arranged a public uprising in Kiev last February, against a democratically elected (if corrupt) president of Ukraine, and sponsored the coup d’etat that made Arseniy Yatsenyuk (known as “Yats” in the department) prime minister?
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Obama, had he wished, could have read the whole story of the affair in a recent issue of the journal Foreign Affairs, written by the noted historian John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, or by Princeton’s Russia expert Stephen Cohen in other current publications.
Or he could have read an interview, published on the website TheRealNews.com Nov. 9, with Ray McGovern, a retired 27-year CIA veteran, who was the agency’s presidential daily briefer during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. McGovern explained how the affair was initiated at the NATO meeting in Bucharest in April 2008, which resolved to make Ukraine and Georgia NATO members (despite assurances to the contrary given by two American presidents; the Georgia attempt was made but failed in 2008). The president could even have read the inside story in this column, but I am certain did not.
As the West European members of NATO surely gave their agreement to this secret effort to overthrow and replace the Ukrainian government, it strikes me as not only hypocritical but dishonorable for them to have continued at Brisbane to berate Vladimir Putin for Russia’s supposed aggression against Ukraine.
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Unfortunately, too many NATO members in Brisbane seemed to share what Dimitri K. Simes of the Center for the National Interest in Washington and Robert Blackwill of the Council on Foreign Relations say is the mood in Washington: to treat the Russian leader as if he were Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein or Moammar Gadhafi. Writing in the issue of The National Interest just out, the authors recognize that the crisis in Ukraine must be resolved in a manner that respects the dignity and national concerns and interests of both sides. Hasn’t anyone told Barack Obama?

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Putin ohne Maulkorb – Valdai Rede auf Deutsch 2014 – Antimaidan deutsch

Weitere Übersetzung der Rede des russischen Präsidenten, von der jetzt schon gesagt werden kann, dass sie historische Bedeutung hat.

Putin ohne Maulkorb – Valdai Rede auf Deutsch 2014

 

Die Nachdenkseiten (Albrecht Müller) weisen darauf hin, dass diese Rede Putins sich besonders für die politische Bildung eigne, indem sie kontrastiv mit einer Rede Barack Obamas verglichen wird:

Ein Hinweis für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer oder ansonsten in der politischen Bildung tätige Menschen: Die Reden eignen sich für den Unterricht, für Diskussionen, für Hausarbeiten usw.

Hier also die Links und Verweise:

  1. Putins Rede beim Diskussionsforum „Valdai“ am 26.10.2014 In deutscher Sprache verschriftet hier [PDF]. In deutscher Sprache vertont hier.

  2. Obamas Rede vor der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen am 25. September 2014 www.ag-friedensforschung.de

  3. Zur herrschenden und eigentlich unerträglichen Tonlage zitiere ich noch „Focus“: Obamas historische Rede vor der UN – US-Präsident: “Russland wird für seine Aggressionen bezahlen”

Eine grundsätzliche Rede von Putin und eine von Obama – NDS Albrecht Müller – 07.11.2014

Empfehlung zur Wochenendlektüre: Eine grundsätzliche Rede von Putin und eine von Obama

Verantwortlich:

Wie soll unsere Welt geordnet sein? Ein Machtzentrum, mehrere, gar keine? Wie sollen die Völker miteinander umgehen? Welche gemeinsamen Sicherheitsstrukturen sollte es geben? Macht es Sinn, sich gegenseitig oder reihenweise andere Länder zu destabilisieren? Wie wäre der Umgang mit Terror und Gewalt zu organisieren? Darüber wird in der allgemeinen Debatte, zum Beispiel über den Konflikt um Russland, die Ukraine, Syrien etc. wenig nachgedacht. Der russische Präsident Putin hat es bei einer Rede am 26.10.2014 erstaunlich offen und tiefgreifend getan. Die NachDenkSeiten haben darauf mit Hinweis auf einen Artikel von Telepolis schon hingewiesen. Dort hieß es in der Überschrift: „Putin präsentiert den USA Sündenkatalog“. Das ist eine irreführende Verkürzung. Deshalb und wegen des Inhalts dieser Rede wird im Folgenden auf eine in deutscher Sprache vertonte und auf eine verschriftete Fassung hingewiesen. – Damit der Vorwurf der Einseitigkeit gleich im Halse stecken bleibt, verweise ich auch auf die bedeutendste Rede des amerikanischen Präsidenten aus der letzten Zeit: Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen am 25. September 2014. Albrecht Müller

Sie werden die bei der Lektüre oder beim Anhören der Reden geopferte Zeit nicht bereuen. Es wäre gut, wir könnten vor allem über die Gedanken zur Ordnung der Welt mal wieder ins Gespräch kommen, statt in gegenseitigen sprachlichen und militärischen Drohungen zu versinken.

Ein Hinweis für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer oder ansonsten in der politischen Bildung tätige Menschen: Die Reden eignen sich für den Unterricht, für Diskussionen, für Hausarbeiten usw.

Hier also die Links und Verweise:

  1. Putins Rede beim Diskussionsforum „Valdai“ am 26.10.2014 In deutscher Sprache verschriftet hier [PDF]. In deutscher Sprache vertont hier.

  2. Obamas Rede vor der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen am 25. September 2014 www.ag-friedensforschung.de

  3. Zur herrschenden und eigentlich unerträglichen Tonlage zitiere ich noch „Focus“: Obamas historische Rede vor der UN – US-Präsident: “Russland wird für seine Aggressionen bezahlen”