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Splitting the Atlantic Alliance NATO Lies and Provocations

OWoN: Be assured, Europe now is waking up to the need to remove America's bases and War mongering.

Thanks to misguided Foreign Policy the US has now put at risk NATO and it's own influence through NATO in Europe and beyond.

The talk of an EU military is a clear signal that America is no longer trusted in Europe as a beacon of peace. The order that has lasted since WW II is crumbling. Game over soon.

This will have long term ramifications in trade as well security.




Splitting the Atlantic Alliance NATO Lies and Provocations


Information Clearing House
By Mike Whitney
10 March 2015

“The war has been provoked to destroy the Russian World, to draw Europe into it, and to surround Russia with hostile countries. Unleashing this world war, America is trying to deal with its own internal problems.”

– Sergei Glazyev, Advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin

March 10, 2015 "ICH" - "Counterpunch" - The fabrications of NATO’s top commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, have driven a wedge between Germany and the United States that could lead to a collapse of the Atlantic Alliance. According to the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, Breedlove has repeatedly sabotaged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine by spreading “dangerous propaganda” that is misleading the public about Russian “troop advances on the border, (and) the amassing of munitions and alleged columns of Russian tanks.” But while the unusually critical article singles out Breedlove for his hyperbolic exaggerations of so-called Russian aggression, the real purpose of the Spiegel piece is to warn Washington that EU leaders will not support a policy of military confrontation with Moscow.

Before we explain what’s going on, we need to look at an excerpt from the article. According to Spiegel:

“…for months now, many in the Chancellery simply shake their heads each time NATO, under Breedlove’s leadership, goes public with striking announcements about Russian troop or tank movements … it is the tone of Breedlove’s announcements that makes Berlin uneasy. False claims and exaggerated accounts, warned a top German official during a recent meeting on Ukraine, have put NATO — and by extension, the entire West — in danger of losing its credibility.

There are plenty of examples….At the beginning of the crisis, General Breedlove announced that the Russians had assembled 40,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and warned that an invasion could take place at any moment. The situation, he said, was “incredibly concerning.” But intelligence officials from NATO member states had already excluded the possibility of a Russian invasion. They believed that neither the composition nor the equipment of the troops was consistent with an imminent invasion.

The experts contradicted Breedlove’s view in almost every respect. There weren’t 40,000 soldiers on the border, they believed, rather there were much less than 30,000 and perhaps even fewer than 20,000. Furthermore, most of the military equipment had not been brought to the border for a possible invasion, but had already been there prior to the beginning of the conflict. Furthermore, there was no evidence of logistical preparation for an invasion, such as a field headquarters.
Breedlove, though, repeatedly made inexact, contradictory or even flat-out inaccurate statements.”…

On Nov. 12, during a visit to Sofia, Bulgaria, Breedlove reported that “we have seen columns of Russian equipment — primarily Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defense systems and Russian combat troops — entering into Ukraine.” It was, he noted, “the same thing that OSCE is reporting.” But the OSCE had only observed military convoys within eastern Ukraine. OSCE observers had said nothing about troops marching in from Russia.

Breedlove sees no reason to revise his approach. “I stand by all the public statements I have made during the Ukraine crisis,” he wrote to SPIEGEL in response to a request for a statement accompanied by a list of his controversial claims.”

- Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine, Der Spiegel

While it’s easy to get swept up in the Spiegel’s narrative of a rabid militarist dragging Europe closer to World War 3, the storyline is intentionally misleading. As anyone who’s been following the Ukraine fiasco for the last year knows, there’s nothing particularly unusual about Breedlove’s distortions. Secretary of State John Kerry has made similar claims numerous times as have many others in the major media. The lies about “Russian aggression” are the rule, not the exception. So why has the Spiegel decided to selectively target Breedlove who is no more deceitful than anyone else? What’s really going on here?

Clearly, the Spiegel is doing Merkel’s work, that is, undermining the credibility of Washington’s chief commander in Europe in order to discourage further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. But while Merkel wants to humiliate Breedlove to show that Germany will not sit on its hands while Washington plunges the region into the abyss; she has also shown considerable restraint in limiting her attack to the General while sparing Kerry and Obama any embarrassment. This is quite an accomplishment given that –as we said earlier–virtually everyone in the political establishment and the media have been lying nonstop about every aspect of the conflict. Merkel doesn’t want to discredit these others just yet, although the Spiegel piece infers that she has the power to do so if the “bad behavior” persists.

The Spiegel article is part of a one-two punch designed to force Washington to change its confrontational approach. The second jab appeared late Sunday afternoon when EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced that Europe needed to field its own army. Here’s the story from Reuters:

“The European Union needs its own army to face up to Russia and other threats as well as restore the bloc’s foreign policy standing around the world, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper on Sunday…

“With its own army, Europe could react more credibly to the threat to peace in a member state or in a neighboring state.

“One wouldn’t have a European army to deploy it immediately. But a common European army would convey a clear message to Russia that we are serious about defending our European values.”

- Juncker calls for EU army, says would deter Russia, Reuters

Can you see what’s going on? On the one hand, the Spiegel delivers a hammer-blow to the credibility of NATO’s top officer and on the other, the President of the EU Commission blindsides US powerbrokers by announcing a plan to create an independent EU fighting force that will render NATO redundant. These are big developments that have undoubtedly left the Obama troupe reeling. This is a full-blown assault on NATO’s role as the primary guarantor of EU regional security. Maybe the European people are gullible enough to accept Junker’s absurd claim that an EU army will “send an important message to the world”, but you can be damn sure that no one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue believes that nonsense. The move is clearly designed to send a message to Washington that Europe is fed up with NATO and wants a change. That means it’s “shape up or ship out time” for Breedlove and his ilk.

Ironically, these developments align Merkel with Putin’s view of things as stated in his famous Munich speech in 2007 when he said:

“I am convinced that we have reached that decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security. And we must proceed by searching for a reasonable balance between the interests of all participants in the international dialogue … The United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way … And of course this is extremely dangerous. It results in the fact that no one feels safe. I want to emphasize this — no one feels safe.”

- Russian President Vladimir Putin, 43rd Munich Security Conference, 2007

How can the US possibly cast itself as “steward of the global security system”, when its interventions have left a trail of decimated failed states from the southernmost border of Somalia to the northern tip of Ukraine, a chaotic swathe of smoldering ruin and agonizing human suffering that rivals the depredations of the Third Reich.

Europe’s security requirements cannot be met by a belligerent, warmongering US-controlled entity that acts solely in Washington’s interests. At present, NATO gets 75% of its funding from the US, which is why the alliance is less interested in peacemaking and security than it is in internationalizing its imperial war of aggression across the planet. Prior to the crisis in Ukraine, European leaders didn’t see the danger of this idiotic arrangement (even though interventions in Serbia, Libya and Afghanistan should have brought them to their senses) But now that NATO’s recklessness could vaporize Europe in a nuclear firestorm, leaders like Merkel and Hollande are starting to change their tune. Keep in mind, the ideal scenario for the US would be a limited war that levels large parts of the European and Asian continents, thus restoring the US to its post WW2 heyday when the “rubblized” world was Washington’s oyster. That would be just fine for genocidal maniacs and armchair warriors who rule the globe from the safety of their well-stocked DC bunkers. But for Europe, this is definitely not a winning strategy. Europe doesn’t want a war, and it certainly doesn’t want to be used as cannon fodder for the greater glory of the dystopian NWO.

Putin advisor, Sergei Glazyev, figured out what Washington was up to long before Kiev launched its wretched “anti terrorism” campaign against federalist rebels in the East. Here’s how he summed it up:

“The main task the American puppet masters have set for the (Kiev) junta is to draw Russia into a full-scale war with Ukraine. It is for this purpose that all of these heinous crimes are committed – to force Russia to send troops to Ukraine to protect the civilian population…

The bankruptcy of the US financial system, which is unable to service its foreign debt, the lack of investments to finance a breakthrough to a new technological order and to maintain America’s competitiveness, and the potential defeat in the geopolitical competition with China. To resolve these problems, Americans need a new world war.”

- Sergei Glazyev

Bingo. The steadily-declining empire, whose share of global GDP continues to shrivel with every passing year, has wanted a war from the get go. That’s the only way that the US can reverse its precipitous economic slide and preserve its lofty spot as the world’s only superpower. Fortunately, EU leaders are beginning to pull their heads out of the sand long enough to grasp what’s going on and change their behavior accordingly.

It’s worth noting, that no one in the Merkel administration or anyone else for that matter, has publicly challenged the allegations in the Spiegel article. Why is that, do you think?

Doesn’t their silence suggest that they knew all along that all the anti-Putin propaganda hullabaloo was pure bunkum; that “evil” Putin didn’t send tanks and soldiers across the border into Ukraine, that Putin didn’t shoot down Malaysian Airline 17, that Putin didn’t have a political opponent gunned down gangland style just a few hundred yards from the Kremlin? Isn’t that what their silence really says?

Of course, it does. The reason no one in power has spoken out is because –as the Spiegel cynically admits–“A mixture of political argumentation and military propaganda is necessary.”

“Propaganda is necessary”?

Whoa. Now there’s an admission you’re not going to see in the media too often. But it’s the truth, isn’t it? The Euro-leaders have been going along with the lies to keep the public in line. In other words, it’s a healthy dose of perception management for the sheeple, but the unvarnished truth for our revered overlords. Sounds about right. Only now these ame elites have decided to share the facts with the lumpen masses. But, why? Why this sudden willingness to share the truth?

It’s because they no longer support Washington’s policy, that’s why. No one in Europe wants the US to arm and train the Ukrainian army. No one wants them to deploy 600 paratroopers to Kiev and increase US logistical support. No one wants further escalation, because no one wants a war with Russia. It’s that simple.

For the first time, EU leaders, particularly Merkel, understand that the United States’ strategic objectives (the pivot to Asia) do not align with those of the EU, in fact, Washington’s geopolitical ambitions pose a serious threat to Europe’s security. Regrettably, it’s not enough for Merkel to simply understand what is going on. She needs to huddle with her EU colleagues and take positive steps to derail Washington’s plan now, otherwise the US will continue its incitements and false flags until Putin is forced to respond. Once that happens, a broader and, perhaps, catastrophic conflagration will be unavoidable.

Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com.

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48 comments :


  1. This is the new #1, please place general comments here

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  2. Tonight I was on a call with a client and about 5 minutes into the call a voice came over the line and said...

    "Your call is now being recorded"

    1984? WTF?

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    1. Curious. Were you on your cell phone or a hard line phone at work?

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    2. Wow, I was in my son's car on my cell phone...bluetooth; and a warning came up saying that someone was eavesdropping into the call...so maybe that net neutrality law has extended to open war on cell phone conversations? I have noticed some strange things lately too.

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    3. Cell.

      I've heard the weird tape recorder fast forward thing before on my phone a few times, but never anything like this.

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  3. Canauzzie,

    Are you aware when you go to the report titled "Turning the Tide | Report #7: The Old Guard are never off watch keeping the Real Empire afloat" when you go to the comments section and go down to about the 6th or 7th comment, everything after that has turned to gobbly-gook illegible letters and symbols? What's up?

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    1. MWP,

      Looks fine on Firefox and Chrome on PC. What are you using? If PC try deleting cookies and restart your browser.

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    2. Another suggestion is to clear the cache and restart...delete history.

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  4. One other question Canauzzie,

    Is there a way to know what report the last comments section was under? I can't come here as often as I'd like. When you change reports, how can I know where to go to catch up on the latest comments before you changed articles and started a new #1 comments section? Thank you.

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    1. MWP,

      All #1 articles, where 99% comments will be found, are labeled Exclusive or Feature. In the right hand column of every article is a section called 'CATEGORIES'. In there you will see the Exclusive and Feature labels. Click on those and you will have a list of all #1 articles.

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    2. Thanks Canauzzie for the follow up and advice.

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  5. mom, wife and patriot,
    On my IPad the comments are all there still.

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  6. Wireless electricity: Scientists send energy 55 meters away through air

    http://rt.com/news/240193-wireless-electricity-send-energy/

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    1. & Tesla was doing that over 100 yrs. ago (wireless electr. trans.) .. and we believe we live in a technologically advanced society?!

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    2. Tesla did do this 100+ years ago. We're so backwards to where we should be, it's amazing that things function. It's why track so called progress, although a far cry from jump rooms and energy on the spot.

      Imagine using a community transportation gate to go from place to place for vacation or business. Or personal transporter technology, a couple clicks and you're half around the world. And it's the size of a cell phone.

      Exploring the local country side, a quick dart transport that uses the cancellation of gravity and a non-fueled, but energized propulsion system. Or perhaps you have a non-living gift for a friend a couple clicks over in the Andromeda system, delivery is in the form of file that when opened creates the gift.

      Technology that quickly seeks out pollutants in bodies of water and negates it. By changing its basic elemental energy signature, it becomes something that is beneficial to the water.

      Or perhaps you're an archeologist and need to place certain items in secure and safe facilities. You upload them and all that they are to a designated location. They may be studied or copies made and shared.

      Or you live in a dusty environment and need help keeping your house free of dust. Nano technology that does the cleaning, leaving your house free of dust.

      Science fiction or maybe things that already exist that just aren't common knowledge.

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  7. John or Cananuzzie is there any truth to the article from TrueNews that Putin is dead?

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    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    2. I saw that at Jim Stone's site. He moved his site to Iceland servers btw, and is happy to be finally getting mail. You can see it in a text image if you scroll down to "Putin is Dead". There is no confirmation, but I guess it was posted on PM Dmitry Medvedev's web site for about 20 minutes and has caused a stir.

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    3. John where are the Intel files located on the Internet for public consumption ? Thank You .

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    4. It was announced 2 days ago it was postponed:

      http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150312/1019390303.html

      http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150311/1019333807.html

      I can't find anything else. MUST be a hoax, or a hacker getting into VP website.....Debka is questionable, too, fwiw.... ~darylluke.

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    5. All or Nothing.
      Intel files are not open to the the Public.

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    6. Rumor debunked - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/13/vladimir-putin-work-russian-tv-illness-rumours.

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  8. Promising
    NASA Quietly Tests Engine That Uses No Fuel And Violates The Laws Of Physics

    http://higherperspective.com/2015/03/nasa-engine.html?utm_source=HP

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  9. Moscow Exchange to start ruble-yuan futures trading next week

    http://rt.com/business/240137-ruble-yuan-currency-pair/

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  10. Germans are fed up with media lies..."fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice...well you know the cliche'???

    63% no confidence on reporting...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qak8fdQkbMY

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  12. Wowsers!! Jean Haines just retired:

    https://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/its-time-for-me-to-hang-out-the-sign-gone-fishin-from-jean/

    She was a cool breeze of clarity in a world of confusion and constant dis-information! Her work was superior!

    ~darylluke.

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    1. I agree. It's probably extra hard to continue on at her age when most of your retirement savings were stolen by Keenan!

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  13. Apparently, “Argentine authorities are investigating a possibly deliberate fire in which documents from major financial institutions were lost – documents that contain information about economic fraud committed in the country,” writes TeleSUR.
    In the most recent arson case, in Buenos Aires, it is no different. The fire there came at a time when Iron Mountain inc, HSBC, BNP Parisbas, JP Morgan, Argentine president Cristina de Kirchner, Lázaro Báez and Cristóbal López were/are all under investigation in cases of corruption, money laundering and related economic frauds.
    http://truthsector.net/2015/03/11/fire-in-iron-mountains-argentine-storage-facility-at-the-center-of-major-international-corruption-and-money-laundering-web/

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  14. From Fulford re: Today:

    "The Abe regime also seems to be in a hurry to establish a military government. Recent proposals put forth by Abe include removing civilian control over Japanese Self Defense Forces and re-establishing an international Japanese spy agency modelled on the UK’s MI6.



    Perhaps he is in a hurry to establish a military government because there will be a trial at the Tokyo High Court this Friday the 13th, where evidence will be presented by the Japan Independence Party that Abe’s regime was placed in power by rigged elections. As reported before here, the “votes” that put Abe in power were over 90% counted by machines built by Mushashi Engineering. Musashi Engineering is owned by Fortess Asset Management. Fortress is headed by Peter L. Briger, a member of David Rockefeller’s Council on Foreign Relations."

    Hope the crimes get revealed publicly and laws enforced legaly via Tokyo High Court judges decree! ~darylluke.

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    1. DL, I would like to know how to find out who owns a certain company. We have a similar case of election rigging by the use of EVM's in our country. An appeal was lodged in the High Court, to be heard soon I hope.

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    2. Hanlo,
      There is a fellow(Collins?) at Kerry Cassidy's website who does stuff like that.Perhaps email him? Maybe somebody here can help you with that? Also, another writer there named Palladin may be of service to you? He's a very smart man and both of them are well regarded. Hope that helps.

      ~darylluke.

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    3. Thanks DL. I wrote Kerry a message. Hope she will help me with their emails.

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  15. Wise World 2012 Self sufficient Hemp house

    http://www.wiseworld2012.com/wiseworldselfsufficienthemphouse/

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    1. Wow P, I love this house. Cool video too. I want to live in one like this in the tropics. Hemp has so many uses. This is the way it should have been all along.

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  16. Russian Central Bank cuts key rate to 14%, eases business concerns

    http://rt.com/business/240349-russia-bank-key-rate/

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  17. Greeting and salutation John, Canauzzie and family,

    Offshore is a first timer here and enjoying every bit of it. I wanted you all to know that the Offshore family is a real supporter of OWoN and WHA. For me this has turned into much more than expected. A brief background for “Offshore” is a family with passion to help keep one of our most valuable natural resource protected, “The Ocean”. The ocean plays a critical role in removing carbon from the atmosphere and providing oxygen. It regulates Earth's climate. The ocean is an increasingly important source of biomedical organisms with enormous potential for fighting disease. This is why we must keep the ocean healthy for future generations. Realizing our family plays a very small part, I wanted to find a better source of funds to become a larger player in this quest. Next thing you know, I fell into the Dinar world thinking I found my answers. Years go by and like most, still waiting.

    One day, I found Tony at WHA and life seem to come to a better understanding and the spin cycle progressively slowed down (thank God). People from around the world were bringing in articles and personal stories about how to better our lives and to keep up the in your own personal beliefs. I corresponded with Tony a few time only to show Offshore’s family appreciation and a few kind words to keep his fight going. He’s a very intelligent man with great values. Sometime during all of that we were introduced to OWoN.

    I have now been a faithful follower for both sites for quite some time. It has become and everyday commitment to not only read and to understand how trashed our world is but how awesome that all of you that bring information to help fix it. What can the Offshore family do to help?, learn, make better decisions and pass on the teachings. We are a hard working family and will continue no matter what. We have decided a while back that the financial avenue was no longer as important as to the teachings that come from here. Thank you all very much for bringing such valuable information to the Offshore family. We value your knowledge because it helps us better make decisions as a family. If we don’t, then who will?

    Thank you John for tapping into areas that none of us will ever get to see. Regardless of how some may be unappreciative of your hard work, my family is indebted forever. Looking forward to life changing articles, personal stories and even the arguments!

    With respect,

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    1. Welcome to the sites Offshore. I love your mission and cause. Do you have a website?

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  18. Dutch students choose to live in nursing homes rent-free (as long as they keep the residents company)

    http://www.thejournal.ie/help-the-aged-1814698-Dec2014/

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  19. City of Vancouver Food Strategy: What Feeds Us

    Launched in January 2013, the City of Vancouver’s Food Strategy represents the culmination of over ten years of policy, planning and community organizing towards the creation of a healthy, just and sustainable food system.

    None of this would be possible without the creativity and dedication of countless individuals, community groups, and local businesses. This video highlights some key areas that have made a big impact in Vancouver. To get involved, visit http://vancouver.ca/foodpolicy

    http://permaculturenews.org/2015/03/13/city-of-vancouver-food-strategy-what-feeds-us/

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