Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THE FAILURE OF GERMAN LEADERSHIP : Merkel Whores For Washington




18. März 2014

THE FAILURE OF GERMAN LEADERSHIP, Paul Craig Roberts

Merkel Whores For Washington
 

written by Paul Craig Roberts 
March 13, 2014

Washington, enabled by its compliant but stupid NATO 
puppets, is pushing the Ukrainian situation closer to war.
German Chancellor Merkel has failed her country, Europe, 
and world peace. Germany is the strength of the EU and NATO. 
Had Merkel said “No” to sanctions on Russia, that would have 
been the end of the crisis that Washington is brewing, a crisis 
unlikely to be ended short of war.
But Merkel has signed away the sovereignty of the German 
nation and assigned the fate of Germany to a province in 
the American Empire. Thus has Merkel and the weak
German leadership consigned the world to war. Already 

blamed for World War 1 and World War 2, now Germany 
will be blamed for World War 3. 

Washington’s mismanaged Ukrainian coup has cost 
Washington Crimea, which Washington wanted most of 
all in order to deprive Russia of its warm water naval base 
on the Black Sea. In addition, the mismanaged overthrow 
of an elected government in Ukraine is threatening to also 
lose the Russian cities of eastern Ukraine. Like Crimea, 
eastern Ukraine is more Russian than Ukrainian.
In what is clearly a fruitless and pointless effort to 
get Crimea back, Washington is demanding that Russia 
interfere in Crimea and prevent Crimea from seceding from 
Ukraine. If the Russian government refuses to follow 
Washington’s orders, Washington has announced that it 
will inflict “damaging sanctions” on Russia. Initially, EU 
countries expressed an unwillingness to go along with 
Washington, but with bribes and threats, Washington has 
conquered Merkel and has its European puppets lined up 
following orders.
Washington understands that economic sanctions are a far 
less threat to Russia than the loss of its Black Sea naval base. 
Washington also understands that Putin cannot possibly 
abandon the millions of Russians in eastern and southern 
Ukraine to the mercy of the anti-Russian and unelected 
government imposed by Washington in Kiev. As Washington 
knows that its threat of sanctions is empty, why did 
Washington make it?

The answer is in order to drive the crisis to war. Washington’s 
neoconservative nazis have been agitating for war with Russia 
for a long time. They want to remove one of the three remaining 
restraints (Russia, China, Iran) on Washington’s world hegemony. 
Washington wants to break up the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, 
China, South Africa) before these countries form a separate 
currency bloc and avoid the use of the US dollar.

Russia will respond in kind to Washington’s sanctions. 
European peoples and Western banks and corporations 
will suffer losses. It would be at least two or three years 
before Washington has in place means of delivering US 
natural gas achieved by fracking and contamination of US 
water supplies to Europe to take the place of Russia’s cutoff 
of energy to Europe.
The Western presstitute media will dramatize the Russian 
response to sanctions and demonize Russia, while ignoring 
who started the fight, thereby helping Washington prepare 
Americans for war. As neither side can afford to lose the 
war, nuclear weapons will be used. There will be no winners.
All of this is perfectly clear, just as was the obvious 
conclusion of the march of events leading up to World 
War 1. Now, like then, the people who see the outcome 
are powerless to stop it. Delusion rules. Arrogance and 
hubris overflow. Statements and actions become ever more 
reckless, and then there is hell to pay.

Americans and Europeans, if they had any awareness at all, 
would be in the streets violently protesting the coming war
toward which the insane criminals in Washington are driving 
the world.

Instead, the German chancellor, the French president, the 
British prime minister and the Western presstitute media 
continue to lie: It was legitimate for the West to steal 
Kosovo from Serbia and to steal the Ukrainian government, 
but it is not legitimate for the Russian population of Crimea 
to exercise self-determination and return to Russia. 
Washington and its EU puppets even have the audacity to 
declare falsely, after overthrowing an elected government 
in Ukraine and installing an unelected one, that Crimean 
self-determination violates the Ukrainian constitution, 
which no longer exists because Washington destroyed it.

The criminally insane government in Washington has pushed 
the Russian bear into a corner. The bear is not going to surrender.