Post #129

Will Ukraine join the Trans-Atlantic Alliance? The Trans-Atlantic Alliance has been the cornerstone of the post-World War II world order. It is a partnership between the United States and Europe. The Neoconservatives in Washington are attempting to incorporate Ukraine into NATO. Neoconservatism is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the pacifist foreign policies of the Democratic Party. Neoconservatives view America as an “empire” and define it as “indispensable and exceptional.” The neocons practice hegemony by dominating the policies of Washington, DC, and seek power and wealth by deception, unfair trade, gunboat diplomacy, and regime change wars. Neoconservatives are a part of the military-industrial complex where war is synonymous with profit. Combat is where the rich get richer and poor men die. 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance among 27 European countries and 2 North American countries. NATO is committed to the principle of solidarity. In post #128, I discuss Russia’s concern about a massive military buildup near its border. Russia has no intention of waging war against Ukraine. Its concern is a substantial military presence so close to its border. Vladimir Putin, the current president of Russia, believes that NATO’s main task is to contain the development of Russia. First, the West had war-like sanctions against Russia’s interests, and now there is a military threat on Russia’s doorstep. If war breaks out, it will be the end of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance and possibly the United States. This war would be a David and Goliath war, with Russia being David. 

In post #85 AMERICA’S ACHILLES HEEL, I discuss how Russia has demonstrated that it can shoot down all 32 navigation satellites that the United States uses for its eyes in the sky worldwide. Russia’s new weapon dubbed “Star Warrior” has the West worried as it can blast satellites out of orbit at heights of up to 500 miles above the earth. According to Scott Ritter, a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of the book Scorpian King, a war with Russia would be unlike anything the US military has experienced – ever. The US military is neither organized, trained, nor equipped to fight its Russian counterparts in a large-scale conflict. If the US were to fight a conventional ground war with Russia, it would face defeat on a scale unprecedented in American military history. According to Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, “Should US forces find themselves in a land war with Russia, they would be in for a rude, cold awakening.” The US is dependent on satellite communications and GPS navigation systems, which would be useless against “Star Warrior.” ********** ARCHIVE


Published by Kenneth E. Long

Author, college professor of economics, swimming and tennis enthusiast

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    This emergency petition is being circulated in multiple languages throughout the world. Please sign and circulate widely. Wake up citizens, and make governments convene an international Conference. (Nuclear war is not an option.
    TEXT: In light of the escalating Ukraine crisis, people around the world are urgently asking themselves and their political leaders where this will all end. Is this heading towards a very big, perhaps even thermonuclear, global confrontation? Are we facing a reverse, more dangerous Cuban Missile Crisis? Will Mankind even survive?

    Behind this very real danger of war, and the cause of that danger, is the blowout of the entire trans-Atlantic financial system. A nearly $2 quadrillion speculative bubble of derivatives and debt is already blowing apart. A hyperinflationary process has been unleashed globally, with an accompanying collapse of the physical economies of the Western nations. The City of London and Wall Street, the owners of that bankrupt system, are desperate to destroy any functioning alternative to their system — such as Russia and China’s alliance around the Belt and Road Initiative, which now incorporates nearly 150 nations — and the financial Establishment has openly stated that this is what is at stake.

    So has Vladimir Putin, who has correctly said that the U.S./U.K./NATO relentless expansion eastward up to Russia’s very borders, is driven by this economic policy, and that it threatens Russia’s national security in ways Russia cannot accept.

    Therefore, to stop the drive to war, it is necessary to adopt a more fundamental approach, which is to establish an entirely New Paradigm that will ensure the security, and the economic development, of every nation on the planet. The only recent precedent for this in the West, is the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, which put an end to 150 years of religious wars in Europe. It was crafted only at the point that all parties realized that, if they continued on their current path, there would be no winners and very few survivors. They chose to create a New Paradigm based on the defense of the interest of the other, and on the premise that the security of all was the first requirement for the security of each party.

    That is the key lesson of the Treaty of Westphalia for today. The world today stands at a similar crossroads. If the current geopolitical policies continue, nuclear war becomes a very real possibility — after which there would be no winners, and most probably no survivors.

    Instead, an international conference must immediately be convoked along the lines of the Peace of Westphalia. The fundamental interest of all of the parties is to ensure that the central economic and security interests of each are taken care of — in other words, an order based on the benefit of the other, on the common good or the General Welfare, and on an underlying love of all Mankind.

    The economic system must also be drastically reshaped to express this outlook. The renowned American economist Lyndon LaRouche specified in great detail how such a system would work, based on what he called his Four Laws:

    The immediate re-enactment of the Glass–Steagall law instituted by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, without modification, as to principle of action. This means putting the entire speculative financial bubble through bankruptcy reorganization.
    A return to a system of top-down, and thoroughly defined, National Banking, as specified by the U.S. first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton.
    The purpose of the use of such a Federal credit-system is to generate high-productivity trends in improvements of employment; with the accompanying intention, to increase the physical-economic productivity, and the standard of living, of the persons and households.
    Adopt a fusion-driver ‘crash program’ to promote the fundamental breakthroughs in science which unlimited economic growth and development require.
    The Schiller Institute and its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche issue this call to initiate the urgent international discussion that is needed to convoke such a conference, and stop the so-called “Doomsday Clock” before it strikes midnight. It is time for institutions and individuals from every nation to step forward and join the mobilization for an international conference to establish a new security and development architecture for all nations.

    You tube Video by Harley Schlanger

    How much do you know about the reasons behind Putin’s decision to recognize the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics? How much do you actually know about Ukraine, whose people are being used as cannon fodder in a war between Trans-Atlantic financial oligarchs, and Russia and China? The West has poured over $5 billion in new weapons into Ukraine, paid for by loans, when Ukraine already is facing default on $4 to 5 billion in debt. And did you know that “democratic” Ukraine has shut down opposition media, jailed and threatened opposition leaders, and placed hard-core Nazis is leading positions in its security and defense forces?
    To learn the truth, watch Ukrainian economist and political leader Natalia Vitrenko, in her Feb. 19 address to the Schiller Institute

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