The EU’s Ukraine “blunder” that could lead to war

A video report by the Bruges Group on the Ukraine fiasco – the EU’s “beneficial crisis”.

The question is, did the EU create the crisis knowingly, or out of incompetence? Either way, it’s not an organisation with which we should be allied.

The video includes comments from Lord Tebbit, and the MPs Bernard Jenkin, Peter Bone and John Redwood.

Lord Tebbit, President of the Bruges Group, criticises western policy towards Russia. And, how over the last quarter of a century, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU and Nato have alienated Russia. He states that “it must look to a Russian that this is a rather aggressive posture being taken by the European state.”

 

John Redwood MP explains that “the EU has not behaved responsibly or sensibly.” And that “the EU seems to be flexing its words in a way that Russia finds worrying and provokes Russia into flexing its military muscles.”

 

Peter Bone MP called on William Hague to implement a British foreign policy. Peter Bone argued that the EU is trying to entice Ukraine, this has worried Russia. He outlines how the way the EU has behaved has not been helpful. Peter argues that it is wrong that there is an EU foreign policy and an EU foreign minister and that “we do not want escalating sanctions.

 

Bernard Jenkin MP describes those who want action against Russia as Euro-neo-cons. They are spreading instability within Eastern Europe and that the EU’s actions are “on the way to causing a civil war” in Ukraine. Bernard also argued that the EU should not be “fermenting divisions in order to bring Ukraine into the European orbit.

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Syrian Press Conference: America, your President is lying

When you look at the recent history of America and the dollar,

… and you consider that earlier today, the president of Syria warned Obama that if he didn’t put a halt to his aggression towards Syria, Syria would reveal all,

… and that Obama is still determined to go to war with Syria,

… I think the world can make up its own mind, don’t you?

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Democracy on the ascendant?

Mark Wallace doesn’t seem to think that the populace or Parliament should have a say in whether or not we go to war, even when that war has nothing to do with us.  He seems to think that the democratic decision was “mistaken”.

There was nothing mistaken about it.

He says:

“The consequences of the vote will be numerous. More Syrians will die, many of them probably through further uses of chemical weapons.”

He cannot be serious. How many more would / will die at the hands of US and its bombs? How many of them will be civilians?

You only need to look at Iraq and Libya to see that the West’s intervention has devastated those countries and has been responsible for atrocities against minorities – particularly Christians.

Is anyone proud of those results?

Is our country any safer, any freer or any more prosperous?

The only beneficiaries of these wars are:

* the banks, which finance all sides;
* the war machine;
* despotic elements which then go on to take power;
* the “security” services and Big State proponents and corporate hangers on.

The ordinary person has lost liberty and security and is paying for it all.

I’m glad democracy won. May it gain strength, once again.