Russia’s Terms Are an Invitation to Germany to Decouple From US Plans for Nuclear War Against Moscow

The offer is also extended to the US itself, if it can get out from under the Blinken-Nuland wing

How to stop the US provocations aimed at pushing Russia to go to war in the Ukraine, and at claiming credit for deterring Russian from doing so? Impossible – the US cannot be stopped. But Germany, the country most likely to suffer the direct effects of war in the Ukraine, can stop the American deployment of nuclear-capable weapons on Ukrainian territory.

Will the war start? Silly question – the war won’t start because it has already started, and has been in active use-of-force mode since February 2014 when the US overthrew the Kiev government of President Victor Yanukovich; attempted to take Russian bases in Crimea; and followed in July of that year with the plot to down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and trigger a NATO invasion of the Donbass.

Right now on the Ukraine front, Russia will do nothing new; that’s to say, nothing more than it has already done, and is doing. But if and when Germans agree to the Americans deploying nuclear-capable weapons on Ukrainian territory, as they have already done in Romania, Poland,  and the Black Sea, then the Stavka in Moscow will do something no western intelligence agency, think-tank, propagandist, and least of all the Japanese mouth organ known as the Financial Times will have anticipated.  

For the time being, the Russian assessment is that the US will not make war against Russia directly because it is divided between the Americans who are reluctant, of whom President Joseph Biden is one; CIA director William Burns another;  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  two more. Gung-ho by contrast are Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State —  the Blin-Needle* gang who are quite recent Americans; their grandparents were Ukrainians.  The Russian assessment is that their anti-Russian violence is in part the outcome of their relatively recent capture of state position. For the past three generations, and longer, the Blin-Needle gang has been hating and under-estimating the Russians; they think they have made their successful careers, advancing themselves to the top of the US state, by doing so.

Under-estimating the Russians was a mistake the advancing German army commanders made during the first wave of their invasion eighty years ago. They don’t make the same mistake today.

The Russian tactic, therefore, is to try publicly differentiating the Blin-Needle gang from Biden, Burns, Austin, and Milley in Washington, and from the new German leadership in Berlin of Olaf Scholz. Their coalition can hold together so long as they can keep their proxies – the Ukrainians, Romanians and Poles – on a short leash. Taken together, or separately, these three national groups present no serious risk of war the Kremlin isn’t confident of managing in the short or medium term.

The war problem becomes immediate and much more difficult to manage if and when the US moves its own forces with nuclear-capable weapons into firing positions in these front-line states, in the skies above, and on the Black and Baltic Seas.

Over the evening and early morning of June 21-22, 1941, when German forces were launching their Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, the German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, summoned the Soviet ambassador in Berlin, Vladimir Dekanozov, to tell him the “serious threat represented by Russian troop concentrations on Germany’s eastern frontier have compelled the Reich to take military counter-measures.” On Dekanozov’s way out, von Ribbentrop also whispered: “Tell them in Moscow I was against this attack.”

In Moscow, the German ambassador Count Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenberg was summoned to the Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and delivered Germany’s declaration of war. It is recorded there were tears in his eyes. Von der Schulenberg said he thought the decision to invade was madness. On November 10, 1944, von der Schulenberg was hanged for his part in the assassination plot against Adolf Hitler of that year. Two years later, on October 16, 1946, von Ribbentrop was hanged for war crimes and crimes against humanity. There is this risk for state officials who go to war with Russia.

In the present situation on Russia’s western fronts, the lines beyond which the US, Germany and Russia will be at war directly, are not new. These red lines have been spelled out repeatedly since President Vladimir Putin’s cross-hairs warning of May 2016 in Athens.

Greece was not an accidental choice for that warning. This is because the Greek government has now reversed the decision of Andreas Papandreou’s government between 1982 and 1989 not to allow secret treaty provisions for the US to store nuclear warheads at Greek bases, and to conceal US Navy missile-firing exercises in the Greek islands. The nuclear missiles which US warships may now carry into the Black Sea to launch at Russia may be loaded at the Rota base in Spain, or the Souda base in Crete.

How close to Russian targets the Biden Administration has decided to move up these weapons, and with what operational orders, has been the principal objective of Russian meetings with the Americans since the inauguration in January. The deployments have been the explicit focus of the talks between Putin and Biden, and between the Russians and Blinken, Nuland, Burns, Austin, and Milley. Austin is the only ranking US official not to have met his Russian counterpart, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, face to face. Between Austin and Shoigu there has been just one telephone-call on August 11. The political significance of that is unreported in Washington.

The decision of the Russians to release their summary of positions in these talks in the form of two draft treaties, one for the US and the second for NATO, makes public for everyone to read, especially in Europe, precisely what has been discussed and how little has been agreed in the secret discussions with US officials to date. That there are two pacts, not one, is principally a signal to the new German coalition government; and also to the collapsing pre-election coalition in France.

That direct nuclear war is imminent between Russia and the US, and in Europe, is the explicit point of the two documents. In the proposed US treaty, the Russians have introduced this as the concept of the “core security interest”,  which is repeated in Articles 1 and 3. At the same time, the Russian treaty drafts eliminate the distinction between direct nuclear and indirect, proxy war which the Blin-Needle gang started in Kiev in 2014 and which it has been escalating since it returned to power this year. It is the US nuclear targeting of Russia from the territories of Ukraine and other border states and seas, which is the pressing new purpose.

Click to read the first US-Russia treaty proposal.

Articles 3, 6 and 7 make this point emphatically:

“the Parties shall not use the territories of other States with a view to preparing or carrying out an armed attack against the other Party or other actions affecting core security interests of the other Party [Article 3]….

The Parties shall undertake not to deploy ground-launched intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles outside their national territories [Article 6]…

The Parties shall not train military and civilian personnel from non-nuclear countries to use nuclear weapons. The Parties shall not conduct exercises or training for general-purpose forces,  that include scenarios involving the use of nuclear weapons [Article 7].”

This break with the tactics of the Blin-Needle gang is unmistakeable and fundamental. If Biden, Burns, Austin, and Milley won’t agree, it is now for Chancellor Scholz to understand  —  and perhaps for Macron’s successors – the choice for nuclear war which the Americans are making.

In the proposed Russia-NATO treaty (note whose name comes first at the head of the paper), the Russians have included a reminder of what the NATO allies were all prepared to agree with President Boris Yeltsin on May 27, 1997. Article 4 of the new treaty says:

“The Russian Federation and all the Parties that were member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as of 27 May 1997, respectively, shall not deploy military forces and weaponry on the territory of any of the other States in Europe in addition to the forces stationed on that territory as of 27 May 1997.”

At the signing of the NATO-Russia pact in Paris, May 27, 1997

The reference is to the agreement known as the Founding Act – read what it said verbatim and also the qualifications and change of meaning introduced almost immediately.   

By referring to that pact, the Kremlin is now telling the Germans and French to decide in public, not in secret, whether they are prepared to go to nuclear war with Russia over US plans to deploy  nuclear-armed missiles in Germany, Romania, and Poland, and then nuclear-capable operations in Ukraine and the Baltic states. This is far from being a novel choice for the Europeans.

The new pact is a reminder of the terms which the US itself accepted in concluding the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 with reciprocal missile withdrawals – the Cuban-based Dvina and Chusovaya by Moscow, Turkish and Italian-based Jupiters by Washington — and then in the signing of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty of 1987:

 “Article 5 — The Parties shall not deploy land-based intermediate- and short-range missiles in areas allowing them to reach the territory of the other Parties”.

Articles 6 and 7 invite Germany to understand it cannot survive itself if it accepts US nuclear-capable arming of the Ukraine, the Black and Baltic Seas.

“All member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization commit themselves to refrain from any further enlargement of NATO, including the accession of Ukraine as well as other States [Article 6]…

The Parties that are member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization shall not conduct any military activity on the territory of Ukraine as well as other States in the Eastern Europe, in the South Caucasus and in Central Asia. In order to exclude incidents the Russian Federation and the Parties that are member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization shall not conduct military exercises or other military activities above the brigade level in a zone of agreed width and configuration on each side of the border line of the Russian Federation and the states in a military alliance with it, as well as Parties that are member States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [Article 7].”

Under former chancellor Angela Merkel, the German government’s secret fabrications and public lying during the Navalny Novichok affair seriously damaged the reciprocal understandings required for Moscow and Berlin not to go to war with each other again. That was in large measure the intention and objective of the plan — just as it had been the intention and objective of the Skripal Novichok operation in the UK since 2018. The Kremlin is now trying publicly and secretly to ask the same questions of Scholz and his coalition.

In parallel, the Germans have been asked to watch as the Kremlin does its best, in the open and on videotape, to demonstrate President Biden’s capacity to decide differently from the Blin-Needle gang. This is the reason for this fresh Kremlin release of film of Putin’s preparations for the video summit with Biden ten days earlier, on December 7.

The commentary by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov emphasizes, not only Biden’s capacity to decide, but also the videotape record to prove exactly what was said in case the Blin-Needle gang publishes a different version.

And so the first question now tabled by the draft treaties is whether there is anyone on the US and NATO sides worth the Stavka talking to. The second question is whether the negotiations on the treaty terms can transform the public propaganda of the war which the Blin-Needle gang believes the Russians deserve – and they, if not other Americans and Germans, will survive.

When the Russian draft of the treaty with the US invites the sides to “[reaffirm] that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought”, it’s a message to Berlin that this time round, not even the hangman will survive.

Source: Dances With Bears

 


*Antony Blinken’s change of family name from its Ukrainian roots, the original name appears to signify the Jewish village of Blinki which has come under Russian, Soviet, and Ukrainian rule, and is now deserted. The village’s name, a diminutive, refers in Russian to the blin (блин) or pancake; for more detail, click to read this and this. “Nudelman”, the original family name in Ukraine of Victoria Nuland’s father and his family, identified their occupation as tailors. In English transliteration, nudel meant “needle” in Yiddish (נאָדל). Here is Nuland’s father’s account of why he changed his name from Nudelman to Nuland.

16 Comments
  1. EstibenDelMar says

    Germany can not decouple itself from the USA unless something fundamental happens. Decoupling from the USA doesnt depend on Germany nor it is in its own power. Germany is in the tight grip of the USA.

    It is as if a bird that has been clawed and floored by a hawk stands a chance to free for itself. Ever since the end of WW2 Germany was subjected to re education and cultural change. Also, there are foreign military bases in German soil.

    Its power institutions are all managed and governned by pro-Atlanticists and even every new chancellor has to go to the USA to sign the KanzlerAct. Even Putin knows this (https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/E-8-2017-003956_EN.html).

    If the russians want Germany to decouple from the USA they need to give them a hand and i dont mean attacking the US+UK bases in european soil. The advised way to deal with it in a peaceful but problematic way would be for Russia to acknowledge the true role of not only Stalin in instigating the Soviet – German war but also the true roles of Churchill, FDR, the polish prime minister, the french prime minister in starting WW2.

    We should remember that the current power structure currently dominating the west and other parts of the world was originated by ww2. Once this acknowledgement of the true roles of the main powers is done, Putin can inmediately demand the termination of US military bases in Germany since this presence was originated by a war prepared and incited by the US+UK and Stalin.

    I believe tons of germans will back up the demand to end US+UK military presence in Germany while german public morale would rise as well as Putin popularity.

    1. jack says

      lots of writing and little content: Germany went to war because Germany was chosen (ehem) to go to war and to repay the money it took for getting ready for that war.
      Then germany lost that war and as a conquered country must fulfill the items listed on a capitulation act including the secret annexes.

  2. ken says

    The Germans attacked the Soviet forces because Germany found out the Soviets were going to attack and attempt to conquer Western Europe, Germany being first. The Soviets were the best equipped military at the time. They most likely would have succeeded.

    The reason the Germans were initially successful was because the Soviets were prepared for an offensive,,, not a defense. Had it not been for a rare and excessively cold winter many Russians might be speaking German today.

    As they say,,, better luck than skill any day.

    1. Jerry Hood says

      Dumb goy, soviets didn’t plan attack the Nazi Germany! It is typical zionazi Western propaganda!!!

    2. EstibenDelMar says

      If it wasnt for Hitler, we all may be communists…By 1941 Stalin had the best 3 tanks in the world: t34, kv1 and kv2. Those tanks would laugh at german anti tank rounds and german tanks…How do you manage to not only be able to produce such advance weapons but also in such big numbers????? it takes years and planification to do so…about the guy calling you zio for saying that hitler stopped stalin in his tracks…nothing to say.

    3. Gall says

      You can find, YouTube, witness testemny at Nuremberg of Field Marshal Fridrich Pauluss (yes 6th Army) who and how the attack on USSR was planed! Maybe that will help unless your russofibia is incurable genetic problem!

      1. EstibenDelMar says

        where did i say barbarosa wasnt planned?? hitler asked jodl in june 1940 to start a draft about attacking Stalin. Jodl produced a planned titled Fritz of 30 pages and full of errors and statistical mistakes. However, stalin had started planning a war with germany ever since the very end of ww1. You can read Jean López (1941 La guerre Absolute, Agosto 2019) y Sean McMeekin (Stalin’s Wars a new history of WW2, Abril 2021) to deepen your knowledge on this.

      2. EstibenDelMar says

        i’m not russophobe i’m only Stalin-phobe…you should remember Stalin wasnt elected at all!! The russians were taken hostages of the bolshevikes. First through fear, blood baths and mass killings and then through the goulags and propaganda, Stalin and friends turned most of the russians into brainwashed sheeps that would do anything their bolshevike masters would say otherwise they would be sent to the goulag, tortured, killed.

        This is quite similar to what is currently happening with people of the USA, most of them have been turned into sheep, brainwashed by corporate propaganda, unable to realize their government has been mass killing people everywhere in the world for the last 80 years. I’m quite happy that governments around the world like Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iran, Russia, China, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Phillipines and several African countries have risen against the Hegemonic trio: USA+UK+Zionstan. This is the beginning of a new era, probably as bloody as the previous ones.

    4. Raptar Driver says

      Sorry, you’re way off on this one my friend.

      1. EstibenDelMar says

        Jean López (1941 La guerre Absolute, Agosto 2019) y Sean McMeekin (Stalin’s Wars a new history of WW2, Abril 2021)

    5. Tzvi says

      Things to consider:

      Both sides had invasion plans.

      The Current situation in the Ukraine has echos of WWII, as the Russian Army is in an offensive/ defensive posture with some similarities as it was it before Operation Barbarossa. Obviously, our favorite Tuvan Mongol Comandante ( Shoigu) will do a better job than Stalin.

      Soviets did not deploy the full army to the borders for a full offensive. One could argue much of it was there to pacify the newly occupied Poland and the Baltic states. However, If they intended to invade it was supposed to be in or around May (Mp-41 or the “May Plan”), either they reconsidered timing ( a winter offensive?), were simply not ready, or reconsidered the invasion entirely is not clear.

      Winter war favored the Soviets, and defenders in general, as Operation Barbarossa started in late June, and the war dragged on into an extremely cold and snowy fall/ winter..

      The rest is history.

      What is clear if the current crop of Leaders can not come to a mutually acceptable agreement that de-escalates multiple issues, we will soon be at a state war that takes us back 1000 years in technology.

  3. GMC says

    You all are dreamin if you think the US NWO/Nato and those 30+ countries that showed up in the Black Sea earlier this year , are going to adhere to some Treaty. Yes, they might sign , but the Game is still on. Russia will have to do some strategic hits on Ukraine areas once those missiles show up and as far as the ones are that headed to Germany, Poland, Romania etc., Russia will have to do some serious threats. Turkey and the Greeks are already loaded up with Nato hardware, Talking will only allow some time , in order to get a plan going for Russia. My 2 rubles.

    1. EstibenDelMar says

      sure the hits will come but i think in the shape of highly valuable under cover ops like the green men from crimea and the pop-up strip russian military base at hyemmin – syria. No bullets shot, no killings just displaying highly trained and motivated professional soldiers.

  4. jack says

    nudel=noodle in english

    1. EstibenDelMar says

      is there a way to edit the comments after posting them??

      1. Field Empty says

        It was disabled because of spam concerns, but good call. I think it can be brought back now.

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