26 Nov 2014, 21:22
Text: Peter Akopov
Speaking in the Bundestag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Russia’s actions “call into question the peaceful order in Europe” and “violate international law”. Berlin clearly subscribes to the Anglo-Saxon strategy, which essence – in the game at the separation of Ukraine from Russia. Eye on the Russian expanses, the Germans were not the first time come to the same cleverly substituted them with a rake.
After last November 15 at the Brisbane meeting of Putin and Merkel, problems of relations with Russia have become Central in the political agenda of Germany. Further reasons steel and interview Putin gave to German television, Merkel speech in Sydney, in which she harshly criticized Russia for betting on the law of force and yesterday’s thinking in terms of zones of influence, and the final abolition of the civil forum “Petersburg dialogue”.
Merkel, not refusing dialogue from Russia, in fact was entirely on the US position and the UK – Russia is to blame for the crisis, and the need to push her as long as it does not change its position. That is, will refuse to fight for Ukraine, and along the old thinking about the zone of influence in favor of the new. But in Russia remember what the outcome of the previous new thinking of the Kremlin – the unification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and now claims the West to the absorption of Ukraine. Therefore it is better to assume that there is no old and new thinking – national and anti-national thinking. Now Russia defends its national interests and faced with opposition from not only the US who do not hide their interests as a world globalizer is not responsible reintegration of the former Soviet Union, and Germany.
It would have been easy and understandable if the position of Berlin could be explained by adherence to German national interests faced two major European powers, Slavs and Germans, started. But the problem is that the pressure on Russia, the attempt of deterrence does not meet the German national interests – and it is understood by many in Germany. In the established after the Second world war in Germany, the intellectual dictatorship of the Anglo-Saxons (the value of which is to control over the Germans is no less than the existence of NATO), very few Germans are able to speak openly about the fact that the conflict with Russia, the German government is working against the interests of their own country.
Only Left-wing party sharply criticized the government for drawing Germany into a new cold war. Other supporters of the preservation of ties with Russia often rests on the profit from bilateral trade, talk about the need to take into account the historical interests of Russia in Ukraine – but not about who and why is pushing Berlin into conflict with Moscow. Denunciation of the Anglo-Saxon manipulation of Germany will be immediately presented as a marginal, cheap fiction – it belongs to the category almost as taboo topics, as the discussion of the Holocaust.
The German media complained that the news on their sites stacked with Pro-Russian comments, and the German intelligence services have stated that Russian propaganda is trying to influence public opinion in Germany, and, it seems, inclined to think that in the German blogosphere are some terrible Russian “rude kibervoyska” – the head of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution Hans-Georg Oil said that “we wonder who is behind this”.
But even public opinion polls show that almost half of German companies do not consider Russia as threat to peace in Europe, that is, the fact is that the Germans themselves did not believe the propaganda. The question is, does Merkel herself in what she says – or simply forced to yield to hard pressure from Atlantic curators. Looking at one of the photos from the summit, where Obama holds him close, Frau Chancellor, one might think that the explanation is very simple, but all based on the German elite from foreign influence and domestic reasons for such a strict policy towards Russia.
This view of Russia at the same time as a country that is threatening Germany, and as weak, backward country, it has deep roots in the German elite. It is play on these strings and allowed the Anglo-Saxon strategists twice in the last hundred years to incite Germany to Russia – both times with an extremely sad result for the Germans themselves. Now the Atlanticists use Germany in exactly the same way – but due to the presence of nuclear weapons, war remains a local and mainly economic. Moreover, not all Germans, despite all attempts to deprive them of their national thinking, I forgot the main milestones of its history.
According to German sources, Reuters, during a four-hour meeting in Brisbane, Merkel decided to ask Putin what he wants to achieve in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, “that the Kremlin began to bombard propaganda.” Wanted, “the Russian President has left alertness and clearly outlined his intentions,” but “Putin radiated cold, Putin has dug in and cannot pull out.” If Merkel wanted to achieve from the graph Putin is recreating the USSR, her frustration was understandable, but in order to understand the intentions of Russia, Germany must define their own national priorities. And remember the true history of the Russo-German relations. And this is exactly what can not afford Merkel, even if she really understood what was going on.
Where is the boundary between German national interests and Russian national interests? It would be logical to assume that in the territories of the Russian and German worlds – recognition of this could be the base where you could build a normal relationship of the two main civilizations of Europe (as a geographical space, because Russian civilization is neither European nor Asian).
But the problem is that Germany does not want to be limited to the territory of the German nation – and this is actually Germany, Austria, Switzerland (half of the German population). The Germans see themselves as – at least the Central or Middle Europe, i.e. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and the Baltic republics (often to Mittel-strapped Europe and the Balkans, and Italy).
And moreover, Germany is more insistent attempts to gain control of the European Union, which in many respects was created as the Anglo-Saxon project control over Europe and, primarily over Germany. That is the ambition of Germany, which itself has not yet regained its sovereignty, already extend over the entire continent. The fourth Reich – not an invention of the propagandists, and the inevitable consequence of the development of the German people in the case, if he will exempt from the Anglo-Saxon Reeve (if Europe is destined to unite, this option seems even more preferable than the Atlantic, the EU model at least, the fate of the continent will be in the hands of Europeans, not strangers).
Economic, cultural and political expansion different from the military only means, but not goals – and it understands all the European Nations. But that’s their problem – how to negotiate with the Germans, to agree or resist. And Russia can not in principle be part of the Reich, we cannot be included in sphere of attraction of the German core, that showed the entire centuries-old experience of the Russian and German peoples. Russia is a separate civilization, which, by the way, she stands as an alternative power centre for a number of Eastern European Nations, only because of her presence they can count on preserving their own identity. And this applies not only to the Slavs.
In fact, strictly speaking, the emergence of a unified Germany in the 19th century, and its reunification in 1990 was made possible due to the favorable attitude of Russia, received in response to two wars and the current policy of sanctions. But we should not attribute it only to the German ingratitude (as, for example, in the case of the Habsburgs, “obligatoriske for the suppression of the Hungarian uprising in 1848, after for five years during the Crimean war), the Germans pushed East, not only their own ambitions, but also skillful hand island policymakers interested in the grazing of the two main continental powers.
Similarly to the blockade of Russia Berlin are pushing the Anglo-Saxons, rastravleniya while the German dream of Eastern expanses. But now we are talking not about the rivalry between the Russians and Germans over the Balkans or Poland as it was in the past – the struggle for Ukraine, that is Bavaria, if translated into German realities. The attempt to deprive Russia of little Russia with the new Russia is a gross interference in the Affairs of the Russian world – and the Germans, of course, well aware of this. But continue to pretend that they don’t understand what it’s about – “independent state”, the “European choice”…
Moreover, Sydney speech, Merkel following the Atlanticists have clearly defined the boundaries on which the West is going to cost a defensive redoubt against Russia, saying that he believes the crisis in Ukraine is a local conflict: “we are Talking not only about Ukraine. We are talking about Georgia, of Moldavia, if this goes on, then we can go about Serbia, about the countries of the Western Balkans”.
That is Germany ready to fight for it, to those parts of historical Russia never was in the sphere of influence of Moscow? And a historical ally of Russia Serbia, too, is now included in sphere of interests of the German people? And despite the fact that the Baltic States (where two of the three countries, the Russian population is the impressive part) Germany believes firmly bolted to the West. But the Baltic States at least was the eternal area, the Slavic-German rivalry, and how there was a Ukraine with Georgia, Moldova? Experience a century ago with the formation of Ukrainian identity does not rest German geopolitics? Want to try to cut the part of the Russian world – that will not work – thinking that the Russians have a short memory?
But do they not feel the mortal danger to Germany from such a strategy? Forgotten covenants of Bismarck and lessons drawn them into the war of 1914 and 1941? Don’t want to listen to former chancellors Schmidt and Schroeder?
Whether Russia can convince Germany that such a policy is not the long-term interests of the Germans themselves? Of course not. Only the Germans themselves can find the strength and wisdom to realize its national interests. We can only remind them that Germany was always stronger Alliance with Russia – and lost it when he tried to fight it. Because this fight led her by the hands of those who do not need a strong independent Germany, nor a strong Russia. They fear this more than anything, because two strong independent continental power, in fact, not only settles all disputed issues, but will make meaningless all the plans for world domination island geopolitics.Related posts: