“For the Intermarium to successfully form, Poland — which borders both Germany and Russia — must lead the Visegrad Group and Three Seas Initiative to undermine and isolate both the dying German-dominated European Union and the renewed ambitions of the economically-ailing Russian bear to its east. While the resurrection of a modern Kalmar Union in Scandinavia following the EU’s collapse is less likely due to the small populations collectively in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, its potential partnership with Poland ― with backing from the U.S. ― stands not only to be the coronation of a major geopolitical actor whose design is to drive a hostile wedge up the gut through the continent’s heartland, but as the principal intercessor between the imperial ambitions of Russian Eurasianism and a United States of Europe. Here, the idea is a gambit to greatly decrease the probability of another catastrophic continental war on one hand; and on the other, secure Western Civilization in the wake of the open hijra by migrants who, according to ISIS, will someday by design destabilize and Islamify Europe.”
One thing is certain regarding President Trump’s decision to remove America’s troops from Syria: whatever offensive Turkey plans against forces tied to the communist Kurdish Workers Party terrorist organization PKK in northern Syria, it will reflect somehow on Trump’s legacy with respect to foreign policy if the operation results in a broader regional conflict. Out of 1,000 military advisers located in the region, only 50 were located at the border. Given Turkey will likely deploy thousands of troops into the area, it is unlikely that 1,000 advisers, let alone 50 of our servicemen located at the border, could stop a sudden attack by Turkey deeper into Syria. For those not aware, the PKK has been classified a ‘Foreign Terrorist Organization’ by the State Department since October 8, 1997. In a larger sense, our foreign policy in Syria has been to illegally fund terrorists tied to Al-Qaeda to fight both the Assad regime in Syria. It was this policy which ultimately led to the creation of what is today the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. To defeat them, we funded a communist terror organization.
France is on its way to reliving the disastrous revolutions of 1789, 1830, 1848 and 1871 during the Paris Commune. One form of tyranny — be it the Ancien Regime, Committee of Public Safety, the Directory or Bonapartist Empires, and finally the Marxist Communards following Napoleon III’s crushing defeat before Bismarck’s unified German Empire — has an unholy knack of leading to another, far more totalitarian one, immediately thereafter. Today, the tyrants will be the Malthusian Neo-Marxists in Brussels; tomorrow, a new form of far right-wing anarchist vision of utopia may spread throughout the whole of Europe seeking another Nationalist Utopia, once again in Napoleon’s image, all its own.
The Iran Deal was almost certainly designed by Moscow and Tehran to extort the U.S. and NATO allies under threat of world war while empowering the member nations of BRICS (Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa) to facilitate both its expansion into Central Asia as well as Iran’s potential membership, which by proxy would include its chain of vassal states (Syria, Lebanon and Yemen).
No doubt the historical record will again be revised to cast blame on one group or the other, but not the responsible actor. As Winston Churchill noted, “History is written by the winners.” Like of Yugoslav giants of lore such as Chetnik general Draža Mihailović, communist dictator Josef Broz Tito and Serbian genocidal warlord Slobodan Milošević who have risen and fallen, the 140 year old warning by Bismarck of ‘some damn foolish thing in the Balkans’ will continue prompting winners — a new ‘Black Hand’ serving as ‘the executioner of his own people’ who will ‘set the whole thing off in the Balkans’ — to to add new chapters into European history textbooks littering future homecomings through blood and soil in Sarajevo.
As history progresses, China’s rapid ascent into a global superpower will force the world to watch with bated breath developments as they emerge from Zhongnanhai. Formally handed his second term as China’s president at the close of last year’s Chinese Communist Party Congress, questions and concerns over whether the 64-year old Xi plans to rule beyond 2022 continue to mount when consider that more than 40 years of Mao’s successors blocked the path for an all-powerful demagogue to rise in the wake of the ‘Great Helmsman’s’ bloody revolution and purges.
As the European Union approaches its final days, as political resolve and soft power in Berlin, Paris and Brussels wane following Britain’s exit from the federal body, and as plans to form a European military center around a final pitiful drive towards a pan-continental empire accelerate out of opposition to President Trump, the ambitions of the Kremlin and, in particular Vladimir Putin, have not waned in spite of a massive economic collapse following sanctions over the illegal annexation of Crimea from neighboring Ukraine. With accelerating numbers of Muslim migrants from war-ravaged regions of the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring arriving in Western Europe and Canada, the seeming ‘defeat’ of ISIS that appeared all too easy while the organization goes underground to attack soft targets internationally all appears to be a ruse. Europe and Canada are on the brink of total collapse, governed by politicians too concerned with winning elections by expanding the welfare state to hostile immigrants seeking their destruction, and to replace their white majorities within a matter of decades. Britain may yet survive, but only if BREXIT negotiations implode, resulting in ‘a hard exit’ from the EU. Otherwise, Britain too will go the way of the rest of Western Europe and Canada.
Yet one last hope remains for Europe’s salvation. East of Germany and west of Russia lie portions of the continent that historically fall under the influence of the stronger of the two flanking the region. “The Intermarium,” writes foreign policy expert George Friedman, “is a concept – really, an eventuality… I predicted it would rise after Russia inevitably re-emerged as a major regional power. Which makes sense, considering it would comprise the former Soviet satellites of Eastern Europe: the Baltic states, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and possibly Bulgaria.” Primarily designed to contain any potential Russian shift westward, it is a policy the Trump administration has apparently embraced while the brass over the dying European Union, pledging as have Germany’s Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz to form a “United States of Europe” and a European Army, are no doubt apoplectic.
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“The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians, that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would not longer have access to that intelligence.
I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia. So then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew they were trying to also get information to the hill.
That’s why you have the leaking.”
—Former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, in her interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, 29 March 2017