by Don Hank
Not a few conservative leaders are suggesting that the bankrupt US should heroically wade into another military conflict to “help” Ukraine to gain “freedom.” This so-called freedom consists of their option to enter into an association with the EU. Sen. John McCain is condemning the Obama administration for not defending “democracy.” So since the EU and Russia are both US trading partners, and since the Western Ukraine is pro-EU and the East is pro-Russia, who should our soldiers shoot, John?
US lawmakers need a crash course in geopolitics.
It will be of no use to any country to join the EU because the entity is going bankrupt. The EU has been gradually destroying the economies of Europe for years but things came to a head around 2008, thanks to US banks flooding their banks with worthless derivatives.
The periphery was the first to go, with Spain standing at over 25% unemployment and Greece even higher. The EU literally confiscated bank deposits in Cyprus. The press hushed the story. There is talk of more bail-ins elsewhere.
Here is an example of why 95% of Americans are still in the dark:
Today’s paper quoted Euro group President Dijsselbloem’s commenting that “Greece is not bankrupt” and that the country now has a surplus for the first time. He didn’t mention that this is a surplus of money borrowed from the last EU core countries left standing and that their number is dwindling. Dijsselbloem went on to say that Greece is “emerging from the crisis,” and therefore is eligible for another bailout. Shouldn’t that be:
“Greece is emerging from the crisis and therefore needs no bailout”?
I guess that depends on what the definition of “needs” is.
The crisis started 12 years ago, in 2001 and required repeated bailouts. CNN reported at that time:
“Greece’s economy has been in a mostly downward spiral since the country joined the Euro in 2001.”
Are you listening, Ukraine?
Greece did not have a crisis until it joined the Euro!
Amazingly, the EU is offering Ukraine a loan that is only a fraction of the amount proffered by Russia. Yet many are rising to the smelly European bait and spurning the Russian offer.
Well, after all, Europe is home to the lemming.
Meanwhile, Germany is almost the only economy left standing. France is on life support. Italy is gasping for air. A recent British study showed that if the Dutch dropped out of the EU, each family would have 10,000 Euros more to keep! Over half of Dutch people want out of the EU. A poll also shows that the UK wants out. If both countries leave, that leaves precious little money for upkeep and the periphery would also soon erode.
I guarantee that if the Ukrainians knew what was inside the chocolate coated road apple they are being offered, they would disband immediately and go home!
It’s not only economics; all EU countries are forced to open their borders under the Schengen Agreement. Unvetted immigrants arrive in wave after wave. Most apply for social assistance (welfare) and many form enclaves that eventually become no-go zones where police, firemen and ambulances dare not go. Crime instantly soars when a country joins the EU because immigrants flood the new member states, specializing in rape, sex slavery and other abuses of women.
Things got so desperate for Switzerland, a non EU member but signatory to Schengen, that on the 9th of this month, it decided by referendum to close its borders to EU émigrés.
The EU is an oligarchy. National governments must comply with EU edicts. Members of parliament may not propose legislation, and are expected to rubber stamp European Commission bills. If they vote one down, it gets slightly reworded and sent back for a vote until it passes.
Someone recently asked me:
“Which is worse, the Soviet Union or the EU?”
That is like saying: Which is more dangerous, the young full grown lion or its old worn out father?
Ex-KGB asset, Vladimir Bukovsky, has said that the EU is an offshoot of the Soviet Union, which called for its founding of such an empire in the event theirs should fall. Others claim it is a scion of the Third Reich. Both sides have evidence for their theories, which are not mutually exclusive. Not surprising when you consider that the Soviets and Germans initially worked hand in hand for years. So should we support a group that is akin to both the Third Reich and Stalin’s Russia?
Rodney Atkinson, actor Rowan Atkinson’s brother, was once a lecturer at the University of Mainz and is well acquainted with the politically reality in Germany. His video lecture on this subject is a must-view.
His book, Europe Full Circle, suggests that Europe, under the EU, is returning to the times of the holocaust.
Rodney copied me today in a message to the editors of the newspaper The Independent:
So German Foreign Minister, Frank Walter Steinmeier, who sees democratic sovereigntists in Western Europe as “threats to peace,” is pleased to shake hands with openly fascist and nationalistic leaders in the Ukraine!
One of the parties (Svoboda), called to meetings in the German embassy in Kiev with Steinmeier was described by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre as one of the most anti-Semitic in the world.
Whenever there is a British political and media consensus, as there is today on Ukraine, we can be sure that a geopolitical disaster is on the horizon!
The Wiesenthal Centre’s web site confirms this:
LEADER OF THE SVOBODA PARTY
In recent elections, the radical right party won 41 seats in the Ukrainian Parliament (10.44%% of the popular vote). Tyagnibok has called for purges of the approximately 400,000 Jews and other minorities living in Ukraine and has demanded that Ukraine be liberated from what he calls, the “Muscovite Jewish Mafia.”
Finally, I received a link from a European friend to an article showing that a US-backed Belgrade organization called CANVAS is also involved in stirring up trouble in Ukraine. This subversive action began when Ukrainian President Yanukovich refused to sign an association agreement with the EU. The entire West is acting en bloc to destabilize regions that refuse to cooperate with its machinations.
Don Hank is a Guest Contributor for The Bold Pursuit