No 1724 Posted by fw, July 12, 2016
“The most pathetic thing about all this is how the AngloZionists are misreading the Russians. From a Russian cultural point of view, everything the West and NATO have been doing are signs of weakness. Why would a strong alliance need to engage in meaningless threats (NATO battalions or ABM systems)? Why would a strong alliance seek safety in numbers? Why would a strong alliance act as if reality did not exist? From a Russian point of view all that sabre-rattling and grandstanding amount to a gigantic admission of weakness and they are totally unimpressed. And they are not shy about expressing their contempt for what they see as a pathetic display of incompetence by a clueless western leadership…. for the time being we are stuck in our current reality. A world split in two with, on one hand, a dying, delusional and weak Empire and, on the other, pretty much the rest of mankind.” —The Saker
The Saker, according to Mike Whitney, is an ex-military analyst, born in Europe to a family of Russian refugees, now living in the US where he writes, for the enjoyment of thousands who visit his site daily. Incidentally, the saker falcon is a large species of falcon, so it’s no surprise to find saker falcons adorning The Saker’s website.
The Saker does not mince words. He shoots right from the hip, even going so far as to say “the collapse of the West is inevitable…” — a provocative comment, even if highly improbable anytime soon. But if you, like me, question, western leaders’ message to themselves that “we are in control, we will prevail, the Russians will have to back down, we are invulnerable,” then you will find much to appreciate in The Saker’s article.
Below is a repost of the piece, including added subheadings, text highlighting, a few spelling and grammatical corrections, and clarifications to the text. To read the article as published, click on the following linked title.
The summit outcome matched the pre-determined expectation
So the much advertised NATO summit in Warsaw finally took place. It was a total success, at least if the criterion is that the outcome matched the expectations:
Frankly, I don’t feel like commenting on all this idiocy. Besides, all these pseudo-decisions never were the true purpose of this summit. This summit had a totally different objective and that objective, too, was fully achieved.
The summit’s real purpose was to force western political leaders to embrace ideology, reject reality
The real purpose of the summit was to force each western political leader to chose between reality and ideology. And they all made the correct choice, of course. They categorically rejected reality and enthusiastically embraced ideology.
Western leaders proclaimed “ideological nonsense as truthful”, ignored reality
The unanimous determination of all the western leaders to ignore reality and to firmly and publicly hold on and proclaim ideological nonsense as truthful was, in reality, the expected goal of the summit.
AngloZionists* love to “send messages” and here several messages were sent loud and clear. [*For Sarker’s explanation of why he uses this term, click on the link].
Message to Russia: you dared to oppose us and you thought that being in the right might help you. Well, Russia, screw you and screw reality! You either are with us (i.e. under our control), or you will be treated like a pariah.
Message to the European people: lest any of you consider defying us, we are showing you a united front. A united front of the parasitic superstructure ruling the EU on behalf of the local 1%er comprador elites of Russia and on behalf of the AngloZionist Empire. So don’t even think of being independent, free or any other such nonsense. We run the planet and you obey.
Message to the rest of the planet: don’t even think of joining or even supporting Russia because if you do, we will snap you like a twig. We run the planet and we make and break anybody.
Last but not least —
Message to themselves: we are in control, we will prevail, the Russians will have to back down, we are invulnerable.
AngloZionist leaders are terrified by the growing realization that their own people hate and despise them
I would submit that this last message might be the most important of them all. Because, of course, the AngloZionist leaders are afraid. Afraid mainly of Russia, of course, but even more by what Russia represents. They are afraid of a Dollar which is sustained by nothing, not oil and not even USN aircraft carriers. They are afraid by the growing realization that fewer and fewer people out there are afraid of them. They are afraid of countries such as Russia, Iran or China daring to openly declare that they will follow another economic and civilizational model. But more than anything else, they are terrified by the growing realization that “their own people” (at least theoretically) hate and despise them.
Everything the West and NATO have been doing are signs of weakness
The most pathetic thing about all this is how the AngloZionists are misreading the Russians. From a Russian cultural point of view, everything the West and NATO have been doing are signs of weakness. Why would a strong alliance need to engage in meaningless threats (NATO battalions or ABM systems)? Why would a strong alliance seek safety in numbers? Why would a strong alliance act as if reality did not exist? From a Russian point of view all that sabre-rattling and grandstanding amount to a gigantic admission of weakness and they are totally unimpressed. And they are not shy about expressing their contempt for what they see as a pathetic display of incompetence by a clueless western leadership.
Russia fears US/NATO/EU weakness more than she fears their strength
That is not to say that the Russians are not worried. They are. Very. Because they also understand that for all their pathetic lack of political vision and even basic professionalism, the AngloZionists are still very dangerous. It does not take a great deal of intelligence to trigger a nuclear war. So while the Russians are now openly contemptuous of the Empire, they still realize that it is precisely the lack of competence of the West which will require a tremendous amount of caution and patience from the Russian leadership to “softly land” the Empire without triggering a planetary nuclear war.
You could say that Russia fears the US/NATO/EU weakness a great deal more than she fears the US/NATO/EU strength.
Russians realize the West is morally bankrupt, the underpinning values and democratic institutions beyond repair
Finally, many Russians realize that the Western civilization is as discredited, morally bankrupt and, basically, dead, as the Soviet civilization was by the late 1980s. There are no more “western values”, at least not in any quality other then as the object of jokes and disgusted sneers. Everybody pretends, but nobody really believes any of it. All the grand conceptual building composed of notions such as ‘democracy’, ‘human rights’, ‘freedom’, ‘justice’ has come crushing down and is now beyond repair. The good news is that this collapse is not final, and just as Russia eventually re-discovered herself after 2000, so will the West, both in the USA and the Europe. I can easily imagine the people of the West eventually turning back to their ancient historical roots, but they will do that in a new, modern way. Just like the Russia of 2000-2016 is not the Russia of pre-1917, so the new West will emerge as something new, but with roots in the distant past. But before that happens the West will have to undergo a painful and very dangerous process of disintegration similar to what the Soviet Union went through between roughly 1980 and 2000.
The collapse of the West is inevitable
Dmitry Orlov* is absolutely correct: the collapse of the West is inevitable and the study of the collapse of the Soviet Union yields many interesting lessons. [*My prescription for 2016: Collapse early and often, January 5, 2016].
“We are about to enter a most difficult and dangerous period of history”
But for the time being we are stuck in our current reality. A world split in two with, on one hand, a dying, delusional and weak Empire and, on the other, pretty much the rest of mankind. In this dying and unstable world, the NATO summit in Warsaw played the same role as the XXVIth Congress of the CPSU [Communist Party of the Soviet Union] in the Soviet Union in 1981: a touching show of unity in the face of an inevitable collapse.
If we remember what happened to the USSR and Russia in the following two decades we can only conclude that we are about to enter a most difficult and dangerous period of history.
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