19 Dec. 2021 7:30 a.m.
by Wolfgang Bittner
The Russians and Chinese no longer put up with everything. Significant for this was the statement made by the Chinese on the democracy summit organized by the USA on December 9 and 10, 2021. Joe Biden, the longest-serving Russophobic US politician, who was responsible for all recent conflicts and wars staged by the USA, called for this and eventually made it to president. He sees democracy worldwide in danger and propagated the struggle of the democracies against “autocratic governments”. In order to strengthen democracies worldwide, Biden also announced a “Initiative for Democratic Renewal ”, for which US $ 424 million will be made available in 2022.
Russia and China were not invited to this summit. The event was ultimately directed against them. The US Vice President Kamala Harris declared clearly to her address: “All over the world autocrats feel encouraged, human rights violations have multiplied.”
On this occasion, Biden once again warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of an escalation in the Ukraine crisis – the usual one Mendacity and twisting the facts. Of course, Biden knows who initiated the 2014 coup in Ukraine, ruined the country and led it into civil war: he was Vice President at the time and went in and out of Ukraine. A corruption scandal in which he and his son Hunter were involved was quickly forgotten.
The Chinese did not mince their words and called US democracy a “weapon of mass destruction”. They accused Biden of having convened the democracy summit in order to “draw lines of ideological prejudice, to instrumentalize democracy and use it as a weapon and to create division and confrontation.” It was said from Beijing that one would “decisively oppose any kind of pseudo-democracy.” In advance, China and Russia had criticized the summit with unusually harsh words and called the US state, which is known as “democracy”, “corrupt” and “failed”.
This style of politics is new, as is Russia’s insistent demand for guarantees and the threat of military means if NATO and the US continue to advance to the Russian borders with their arsenals. Putin and Xi Jinping are fed up with Western “democracy”, economic sanctions and interference in their domestic affairs. What is emanating from this Western alliance are obviously preparations for war, which must be stopped. In this respect, it is good if the US bellicists are shown limits. Even if that can lead to a disaster. But this danger is there one way or another.
At the instigation of the USA, the German army is also preparing intensively for “an emergency”. The construction of four combat ships was commissioned for the Navy. German Foreign Policy reported on June 25, 2020 that the Bundeswehr was “pushing ahead with its reorientation towards great power confrontations with further armaments projects,” and on June 19 it had placed the order for the construction of the new MKS 180 multi-combat ship. However, this is only “one of many projects with which the capability profile of the Bundeswehr is to be systematically expanded and rebuilt”, others applied to the land forces and the air force. The armaments budget should grow continuously, the armament plans cost a three-digit billion sum. Above all, it is about “equipping the Bundeswehr for its leadership role in the NATO ‘spearhead’ in 2023”, whereby the German armed forces are intended for the “land component”.
Conventional and nuclear weapons are stationed on the borders with Russia and on US military bases in Germany. As if that weren’t enough, the realm of technological, biological and chemical warfare lies in the dark. Only now and then do findings that are then dismissed as conspiracy theories reach the public. For example, when Iranian nuclear facilities were shut down by a computer worm (“Stuxnet”), all pigs died in Cuba or China, or CIA sabotage activities such as the blowing up of the Yamal pipeline in Siberia in 1982 could be proven.
How the USA is hiding its insidious wars of intervention with propaganda and presenting it to the world public as supposedly legitimate under international law can be impressively illustrated by three examples: The entry into the Vietnam War in 1964 was justified with a simulated incident in the Gulf of Tonking, the bombing of Serbia took place in 1999 due to the Lie of a “horseshoe offensive” against the Albanians in Kosovo, and the second Iraq war began in 2003 because of an alleged acute threat from (non-existent) Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
The propaganda against Russia, and meanwhile also against China, which has increased and degenerated into agitation since the 1990s, has led to a diplomatic ice age. If one takes past experience as a basis, this also points to a major military conflict – otherwise why these enormous armaments efforts and troop transfers? It is irresponsible that German politicians fail to recognize the consequences: Since Russian and Chinese missiles are aimed at the military control centers of the USA in Germany, nuclear extinction threatens even if they make one mistake. Germany can only avoid the looming catastrophe if, together with its European partners, it fundamentally calls into question the loyalty to the NATO alliance with the United States. But that is not what it looks like at the moment; on the contrary, top German politicians are calling for “nuclear participation” and are opposed to a withdrawal of American troops.
Influences of the US bellicists in Germany
A large number of top German politicians, supported by the relevant media, represent the interests of the USA and the NATO it controls to the detriment of their own country and also to the detriment of a European peace policy. The Montenegrin scientist Prof. Filip Kovačević, who lives in the USA wrote on September 29, 2016:
“This is a serious matter that must be taken into account not only by the German people, whose representatives they claim to be, but also by the citizens of other EU countries, considering that similar actors are also active in their political elites. Without the timely discovery and political exchange of these individuals can hide another large-scale war in Europe around the next corner. “
Kovačević had access to leaked documents from the Montenegrin government on the occasion of the controversial accession of Montenegro to NATO, for which the then German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the former foreign and security policy advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, Christoph Heusgen, had campaigned with great commitment. Kovačević concluded:
“In conclusion, one can say that this leaked government report of the Republic of Montenegro has revealed the extent to which both German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Merkel’s top advisor Heusgen, contrary to their public demeanor and rhetoric, were prepared to act as agents of the anti-Russian US war party ‘to act in Europe. “
The fact that many other well-known politicians are also pursuing interests politics for the USA became apparent, for example, in the coup in Ukraine, the provocation of Kiev on the Sea of Azov, the war in Syria or in the affair of the double agent Sergei Skripal – and this has been abundantly clear since the beginning of 2020 the interventions against Nord Stream 2. After US President Donald Trump sharply attacked Germany because of its cooperation with Russia, MEP Reinhard Bütikofer in Brussels turned against the project with bogus arguments, and Norbert Röttgen in Berlin. Both called for an end to the construction work and the permanent abandonment of the pipeline project, and polemicized against Russia, especially against President Vladimir Putin.
Support came immediately from the Green politicians Katrin Göring-Eckhard, Cem Özdemir, Omid Nouripour, Annalena Baerbock and Marieluise Beck. Friedrich Merz and Johann Wadephul spoke up from the CDU, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas from the SPD and Christian Lindner and Alexander Graf Lambsdorff from the FDP – to name just a few names of German politicians with an affinity for the US. They were seconded by the political editors of the leading German media. It is true that one cannot speak directly of an organized approach, but these people – with the consent of the head of state – almost always appear in concert when it comes to Russia.
This also happened when the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny suffered a weakness during a domestic flight on August 20, 2020, had to be treated in a clinic after an emergency landing in Omsk, and a little later was flown to the Berlin Charité, where he was in a coma for several days lay. The influencers mentioned above were immediately on hand with the support of the leading media mission against the Russian government and its presidents. Even before the facts were known, let alone an initial investigation, it was alleged that the “Kremlin critic” Navalny had been poisoned with a Russian nerve agent from the Novichok group.
It is becoming increasingly clear that not only many organizations in Germany, but also the Bundestag and the state parliaments are interspersed with people who – partly openly, partly covertly – pursue a policy in the sense of the USA, many also as lobbyists for international corporations. As long as this is not stopped, an independent German policy that serves the well-being of the population and fends off negative external influences is not possible.
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This article was previously published by Thought pages.
The writer and publicist Dr. jur. Wolfgang Bittner lives in Göttingen. In March 2021 he published the book “Germany – betrayed and sold. Backgrounds and analyzes”.