Germany. The third time on the same rake ...
It is likely that sectoral sanctions against Russia will be agreed on Tuesday at a meeting of permanent representatives of the EU countries and will affect finance, energy, weapons, dual-use products. If the proposals of the European Commission are adopted, then in the coming days they will be approved at a meeting of the EU Council. The introduction of new sanctions against Russia was also discussed during Obama’s conversation with the leaders of England, France, Germany and Italy.
Last week there were doubts that the Anglo-Saxons would succeed in pushing Germany, but the statements of German ministers and industrialists in recent days leave little doubt that Berlin has matured. Germany approves the introduction of sectoral sanctions against Russia, representative of the German government Christiane Wirtz said on Monday: "The government is in favor of a specific sectoral package of measures." And the president of the Federal Association of German Industry, Ulrich Grillo, said that he supported the sanctions: “The time has come for politics”.
Given that Germany was the main obstacle to the introduction of sectoral sanctions, now they are becoming almost inevitable. It’s clear that their first portion can be quite limited both in scale and in time, but it’s important that the USA was nevertheless able to force Europeans to join their policy not only of political, but also of economic pressure and isolation of Russia, following which, Washington expects to force Moscow to withdraw from Ukraine. The gap between Europe and Russia becomes even more important in the light of the actively promoted US transatlantic partnership, that is, attempts to create a common Atlantic market by linking the two largest economic zones of the world and placing them under Anglo-Saxon leadership. Thus, the decision of Germany and the EU becomes truly historical - from the category of those that determine the direction and course of history.
It is from this understanding of the role of Berlin that Vladimir Putin proceeded, defining the tactics of Russia’s actions in recent months, when the Ukrainian crisis has already taken the form of real war. Putin challenged the United States and the Anglo-Saxon global project - not joining the Crimea, but much earlier, returning to the Kremlin in 2012 year. The attempt to divert Ukraine from the Russian world was the main response of the West to the return of Russia to the big game. But from the very beginning of the acute phase of the Ukrainian crisis, Russia tried not only to prevent the “abduction of Ukraine”, but also to play on the contradictions within the West — given that the interests of the United States and Europe, primarily Germany, do not coincide at all. Of course, Putin had no illusions about the independence of Germany - the FRG is a state with limited sovereignty (not only because of joining the NATO military bloc, but because of a number of obvious and secret mechanisms that allow the Anglo-Saxons to control the elite of this largest country in Europe). But he staked on accelerating the process of gradual liberation of the Germans from the dense Atlantic tutelage - a process that has been going on for many years and gained strength even before the Ukrainian crisis.
The nationally minded part of the German elite is well aware that our two countries are objective partners, the normal relations between which make the situation in Europe resilient to almost any manipulation of Anglo-Saxon geopolitics. And he remembers that it was precisely the incorrect assessment of Russia by Germany (and largely thanks to the insights of island strategists) twice in the last century that led the country to a national catastrophe. There is no doubt that the Anglo-Saxons are ready to push our two countries for the third time, inciting Germany against Russia - this time economically. But in the current process of gathering large Europe, the interests of Germany, which strongly insists on deepening political integration, fundamentally contradict the interests of Anglo-Saxon globalizers, who want to see in the European Union not an independent, much more continental, Germanic-oriented force, , Its own global project.
Independence of Germany, as well as building an independent European Union on this foundation, is possible only when building non-hostile, partnership relations with Russia. With a big Russia, which will inevitably restore its borders and influence, albeit in the form of the Eurasian Union. And the global axis Berlin - Moscow - Beijing is capable of shifting the center of gravity in the world geopolitics to the Eurasian continent, burying the present hegemonic claims of the atlantists.
The crisis around Ukraine became a manifestation of all these contradictions - he exacerbated them and put an edge to many questions that could be solved more slowly in peacetime. Moscow relied on the fact that the American game of isolating Russia would become a catalyst for the process of German emancipation. Of course, no one expects a rapid break - Putin’s goal was to achieve the conditional neutrality of Germany (and hence Europe) in the conflict between Russia and the United States. For this, Russia was ready to do much - except, of course, surrender of national interests and the rejection of the struggle for Ukraine. But a peaceful, neutral Ukraine could well, at least in the coming years, become a form of Russian-European cooperation — if Europe were ready to determine its own policy towards Kiev and refused to support the US plans to drag Ukraine under an Atlantic umbrella. Alas, both in Brussels and in Berlin, they were not ready to admit the simple fact that Russia would not allow the rejection of part of the Russian world under the guise of European integration.
German dreams of obese Ukrainian black soil, the desire to create another buffer state from Ukraine, controlled by the Germans and separating them from Russia, all this, along with prodding and instructions from Washington, outweighed genuine national interests and cold-blooded calculations. It will still not be possible to tear Ukraine away from Russia - either with the help of Germany or without it. But the Americans are quite able to embroil Germany with Russia. What, strictly speaking, they seek. Indeed, then even if they lose Ukraine (for which American strategists are really ready for things), Washington will have a pleasant and very big win - the possibility of German-Russian rapprochement for many years.
From the very beginning of the Crimean events, Putin understood that there were not so many chances for a split in Germany and the United States - but they were, and he absolutely calculatedly tried to play on this. The intrigue with the German approval of the sanctions and the connection to the blockade lasted several months and became one of the most intense backstage battles in world history. Russia initially did not make a major stake in the collapse of the united western front - we immediately announced that if the US and the EU really tried to organize isolation and blockade, we are ready to turn to the East and South. Moreover, Russia will build a new, alternative to the Anglo-Saxons world architecture - along with the absolute majority of the world community, who have long been waiting for someone who will challenge the owners of the globalist project.
The US attack on Russia was not caused by Ukraine - on the contrary, the Ukrainian crisis was only a consequence of America’s desire to keep its elusive world hegemony, to prevent the restoration of historical Russia, the only force in the world capable of openly opposing the Anglo-Saxon project. The liberation of Germany from the tutelage of the atlantists is postponed, but not canceled, if, of course, it is assumed that the German people have the right to their own future and want to save themselves from being dissolved in the melting pot of globalization. But at this stage, the Germans (or rather, their elites) made their choice - and Russia is ready to resist the common position of the West, continuing both to defend their national interests and build up the offensive on the world stage, building a front of civilizations and states interested in the new rules of the global game. .
One of the most important consequences of Putin’s policies on the German front was that, in the situation with Novorossia, Moscow officially took a position of non-intervention, so as not to alleviate the United States in their work of twisting Germany’s arms.
Now the situation is changing - Europe, that is, Berlin, is declaring war on Russia, albeit an economic one, albeit with reservations. There are already other laws in the war, and the Germans should not be surprised when it turns out that their decision to join the American blockade of Russia will lead to the fact that Moscow will soon recognize Novorossia. A tightening of economic sanctions will not lead to the collapse of the Russian economy, but to the fall of the Kiev regime. Everything is connected in this world, because it’s about this that Vladimir Putin didn’t get tired of reminding Berlin all this time.
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