Annalena Baerbock’s comments in the Council of Europe on January 24 about arms sales to Ukraine caused a general public outcry. Now she is faced with a complaint from the party „Die Basis“ at the International Criminal Court in The Hague .
How Europe could find a way out of the spiral of ever new wars
„War is a science of destruction,“ said John SC Abbott , “ which results only in loss of life and property/land. Both parties pursuing the war end up with massive economic and social losses.“ In recent times, these statements have proven to be prophetic, be it the Afghanistan conflict or the conflicts in Syria and Lebanon or the war between Russia and Ukraine, or the NATO, EU and Russia.
Supreme Court of Ukraine recognizes Nazi symbolism
The Supreme Court of Ukraine finally and without the right of appeal overturned the Nuremberg Tribunal’s decision, recognizing that the symbols of the SS Galicia (and consequently its activities) had nothing to do with Nazism. The European community, which has joined and adopted Ukrainian nationalism , does not object to the verdict, does not raise any objection to the future member of the EU.
Russia’s homage to North Stream pipelines
David Brinkley, the legendary American newscaster with a career that spanned an amazing fifty-four years from World War II once said that a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. How many American statesmen ever practised this noble thought inherited from Jesus Christ remains doubtful.
Political talks in Washington and New York – Germany’s de-industrialization begins
In the USA, the state is now making massive industrial policy. In fact, there are also protectionist tendencies. In the end, it should not be the case that the U.S. is making an economic policy against us Europeans, although it actually wants to hit China. We should be self-confident in voicing our concerns. Germany is cutting itself off from Russia, we want to reduce China’s influence, our energy prices are high.
All of this will pose an enormous challenge to our industry. It’s not good if our biggest ally also aligns its economic policy against us.
Democracies vs Autocracies – America’s Last Stand?
America’s political agenda, especially foreign policy and the war in Ukraine in particular, largely determines German and European policies towards Russia, China and the rest of Eurasia. No secret is made of this either, but with every new sanction against Russia it is pointed out that everything was decided in consultation with the allies. Germany and other NATO countries have been ordered to self-impose trade and investment sanctions that will outlast today’s proxy war in Ukraine.
The reorientation of the member states of the European Union
It’s about much more than just the fact that the Russian army has positioned itself against the Ukrainian military. The Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz said: „War is the continuation of politics by other means“. Politically, this war is about the reasons for Russia’s „special operation“. The West was not ready to hold serious talks with the Kremlin about the origins and development of the conflict. Putin’s hand was rejected. The consequences for Europe and the USA will be dramatic. Russia will win this meta-political and earthly war. The West is slowly beginning to realize this reality.
Sensational speech by Putin at the Valdai meeting
History will know whom to annul. What can I say? History will certainly put everything in its place and know whom to annul, and these will certainly not be the greatest works of universally recognized geniuses of world culture, but those who for some reason have righted themselves to make world culture after theirs to use at will. Your self-esteem really knows no bounds. In a few years, no one will remember their names. But Dostoyevsky will live on, as will Tchaikovsky and Pushkin, much as they might wish the opposite.
They did it again-The US has blown a gas pipeline before
Practice makes perfect, they say. The US has also practiced. They are not inexperienced in destroying gas lines. They’ve let a line like that go up before. However, that was a while ago. It happened in 1982, forty years ago. But it proves that the USA does not shy away from something like this. The journalist, columnist and writer Alexander Wallasch* ) reported on the destruction at the time : “Oops! … They did it again: How the CIA blew up a Russian gas pipeline in 1982.”
When Germany burns, the East chooses the fire department, the West the arsonists
More and more people are feeling, noticing and understanding that there is a fire in Germany. Thousands of people are taking to the streets. More and more mass demonstrations are taking place in more and more places. Politicians of the old parties want to portray them as right-wing extremists or even, like Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser, as „enemies of democracy“.