STRATFOR: US-Hauptziel seit einem Jahrhundert war Bündnis Russland+Deutschland zu verhindern Veröffentlicht am 12.03.2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaL5wCY99l8

STRATFOR: US-Hauptziel seit einem Jahrhundert war Bündnis Russland+Deutschland zu verhindern

Veröffentlicht am 12.03.2015

„4 Februar 2015. Der Gründer und Vorsitzende des führenden privaten US-amerikanischen Think Tank STRATFOR (Abkürzung für Stategic Forecasting Inc.) George Friedman in einem Vortrag für The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 1) über die geopolitischen Hintergründe der gegenwärtigen Ukraine-Krise und globalen Situation insgesamt.“

 

Unter dem angegebenen Link finden sich Ausschnitte aus der Diskussion (ca 13 min) mit deutschen Untertiteln versehen.

Friedman belegt mit seinen Ausführungen die geopolitische Strategie des früheren US-Sicherheitsberaters Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Der Kanal „Deutschland und Russland“, der das Video veröffentlicht hat, ergänzt eine eindrückliche Karte zum von US-Seite geplanten Sperrriegel vom Baltikum bis zum Schwarzen Meer, vor dem auch Willy Wimmer zuletzt mehrfach warnte.

 

Die von deutschen Journalisten betriebene Webseite russland.ru hat das Video auch aufgegriffen und ergänzt:

http://www.russland.ru/usa-verhindern-zusammenarbeit-deutschland-russland-mit-video/

„Bereits im Jahr 2006 wies russland.RU in der Analyse „Negative Berichterstattung über Russland – Pressefreiheit in Deutschland “made in USA”?“ , auf eine Aussage des ehemaligen US-Außenministers und politischen Berater von US-Regierungen, Henry Kissinger, hin.

Die Aussage sollte verdeutlichen, welche Interesssen die USA an dem Verhältnis Deutschland – Russland haben.

“Zweimal im Zeitraum von nur einer Generation führte Amerika Kriege, weil amerikanische Staatsführer davon überzeugt waren, daß die Vorherrschaft einer einzelnen feindseligen Macht in Europa eine Bedrohung der amerikanischen Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsinteressen darstellte.“ Auch nach dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts und der dadurch bedingten Veränderung, schrieb Kissinger 1991, „es kann in niemandes Interesse liegen, wenn sich Deutschland und Rußland gegenseitig als Hauptverbündete betrachten. Wenn sich beide Mächte zu nahe kommen, besteht die Gefahr der Hegemonie.“

Albrecht Müller, Gründer der „Nachdenkseiten“ greift den Vortrag unter dem Titel auf: „„Der Tod kommt aus Amerika“ und die Bestätigung durch den Chef von STRATFOR“ (s. Anhang)

 

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=25398

Albrecht MÜLLER, 13. März 2015 um 16:50 Uhr

„Der Tod kommt aus Amerika“ und die Bestätigung durch den Chef von STRATFOR

Hier werden Handlungsanweisungen für die US-Sicherheits- und Außenpolitik geäußert, die durch die praktische Politik der USA erstaunlich weitgehend bestätigt werden und die man zugleich als zynisch und menschenverachtend werten muss, jedenfalls tödlich für 100tausende Menschen. Wenn Sie sich die Äußerungen von Friedmann anhören, dann werden Sie manche Schritte und Schachzüge der US-Politik und der dahinter steckenden, von den Republikanern geprägten Ideologie besser einordnen können. Sie werden Äußerungen von Kritikern bestätigt sehen, die von der herrschenden Meinung in Deutschland als antiamerikanisch abgetan werden. …

Es geht dabei nicht nur um das als bedrohlich dargestellte und deshalb zu verhindernde Bündnis Russland + Deutschland. Man erfährt auch einiges

* über den Charakter einer imperialistischen Politik,

* über die Hintergründe der US-Ukraine-Politik,

* über die Rolle des Gürtels von den baltischen Staaten bis zum Schwarzen und Kaspischen Meer – übrigens eine Bestätigung dessen, was Willy Wimmer in einem Brief an den damaligen Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder als Ergebnis einer Tagung in Bratislava berichtet hat. Siehe hier im Nachtrag,

* über das Vorgehen der USA jenseits und unter Umgehung der NATO und der Europäischen Union insgesamt und damit über das Zusammenspiel der USA mit einzelnen Staaten Europas zulasten einer gemeinsamen Politik Europas,

* über die Selbstverständlichkeit von Waffenlieferungen und Beratungsleistungen für die osteuropäischen Staaten einschließlich der Ukraine,

* über den Umgang mit Eurasien, das aus der Sicht des Mr. Friedman nicht okkupiert, sondern auf andere Weise beherrscht werden kann,

* über die Überlegungen und Hintergründe des betriebenen Konflikts zwischen Iran und Irak,

* über den zerstörerischen Umgang der USA mit den Wirtschaftsbeziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Russland,

und einiges mehr.

Man lernt beim „Genießen“ dieses Videos, wie unbedeutend und verlogen die Partnerschaft mit den USA ist und welche Rolle TTIP spielen könnte.“

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Ein Transkript der Ausführungen Friedmans in englischer Sprache wird in Kürze nachgeliefert.

 

Viele Grüße

Elke Schenk

globalcrisis/globalchange News

 

 

 

1) The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public—and influencing the public discourse—on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. – See more at: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/about#sthash.vrQBLxWp.dpuf

 

 

KÖNNEN CHINA UND RUSSLAND WASHINGTON AUS EURASIEN HINAUSDRÜCKEN?

KÖNNEN CHINA UND RUSSLAND WASHINGTON AUS EURASIEN HINAUSDRÜCKEN?.

Obwohl Escobars Artikel bereits gepostet wurde, hier nochmals die deutsche Version, wie sie sich bei The Vineyard Saker findet

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on the rise

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on the rise

By Adam Lesak

As the stand-off between Russia and the West continues, one organisation seems to be completely off the radar, and yet has managed to make great strides in its development and growth. This organisation is the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), an intergovernmental group of Central Asian countries aiming to promote cooperation between its six member states: Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The SCO’s main goal has been to serve as a forum to ease tensions in the region. In the organisation’s 2002 charter “confidence-building measures” were set as the alliance’s first priority. A key aspect of this strategy is the fight against the so-called “three evils:” terrorism, extremism and separatism.

Western media rarely reports on this organisation, however, during its annual summit which took place between 11 to 12 September in Tajikistan, SCO suggested and enacted some note-worthy proposals. The two-day forum was attended by regional leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his Chinese and Iranian counterparts, Xi Jinping and Hassan Rouhani. In a major step forward in expanding its regional clout, the SCO finalised procedures for taking in new members, with India, Pakistan, and Iran first on the list. Indeed expanding the SCO is a major priority for the organisation. Teng Jianqun of the China Institute of International Studies said recently that “enlargement has become absolutely necessary” for the SCO.

SCO summit meeting in Dushanbe, September 11, 2014

The reasoning behind the need for expansion is obvious. If the SCO is to have real weight on the international arena and become a truly prestigious organisation that is able to rival NATO, it requires additional members. If India, Pakistan, Iran and Mongolia were all to become permanent members, which looks likely, the group would then control 20 percent of the world’s oil and half of all global gas reserves. On top of that, the bloc would represent about half of the world’s population. This would fortify SCO’s reputation as a dominant organisation, Additionally, Turkey could become a member as well. Its leadership has long been seeking to join and Turkish-speaking governments are likely to support their petition. (…)

http://orientalreview.org/2014/09/18/shanghai-cooperation-organisation-on-the-rise/

 

Chandran NAIR: The Rest cannot be passive spectators; The Hindustan Times, Sept 9, 2014

—  the following text is attached (pdf-file) –  cheers, martin zeis  —
The Rest cannot be passive spectators
By Chandran Nair  (1)
The Hindustan Times; September 09, 2014
Imagine a bomb going off in a European city or an American city and a pregnant woman being killed by the blast. The unborn baby is somehow saved but is critical. The mother is buried and her family pins all hopes on the baby’s survival.
    Five days later the little one dies. We are all left cold. This happened last month but you probably haven’t heard of it despite the 24-hour TV news and social media.
You didn’t hear because the victims were not from a Western nation but instead were Palestinians in Gaza — meaning they were only Arabs, Muslims, supporters of terrorism and undeserving of your sympathy.
    Contrast this with Boston, London, and Bali where all acts of violence against innocent civilians were covered in great detail by the international media.
    But you will not hear much about Shaymah and her baby. There are obviously many more nameless ones.
    How did we become mindless consumers of news riddled with lies and distortions? It starts with understanding the nature of the geopolitical struggle between the West and the Rest. Recent events prompt a reflection of global history that shaped the modern world.
    As the West commemorates the start of World War I in 1914, it is telling how the broader global canvas on which the war took place is obscured.
    For instance, almost 90% of Africa was ruled by European powers in 1914. And yet there are no significant commemorations for thousands of Africans, Chinese, Indians and others who died fighting in wars they had no stake in.
    The truth is that while the European powers fought among themselves, Asian, African and Arab nations were the oppressed majority whose resources were used to enrich the West.
    After the two World Wars an exhausted Europe was forced to end colonialism. It was, however, an incomplete liberation for developing countries because the Europeans handed over the reins of power to the US.
    Washington has since shaped the global narrative about a new era of peace and world order to suit its interests.
    It created global institutions and rules including the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO and a pliable international media. The current world order was created to hand the US in particular an ‘exorbitant privilege’.
    Once the system was established, the rest of the West was roped in. Events in recent months have made it clear again that the West seeks to carve a geopolitical position that pits it against the Rest.
    It is instructive to compare West Asia with the recent events in Ukraine where the Russians are accused of supplying arms to rebels, causing death and destruction which the Americans and Europeans are outraged about.
    This is despite the fact that the West supplied arms to all and sundry, including dictators in West Asia, resulting in the deaths of thousands.
    The West has also been the main supplier of arms to Israel. The week that Shaymah died, the US senate agreed to resupply weapons to Israel and approved further funds to the tune of $250 million.
    No European government put pressure on the US to call for sanctions or war crimes proceedings as has been the case with Russia. The rest of the world, and Asia in particular, should no longer sit back as horrified spectators.
    They need to stop being passive and take action. This is necessary despite the West’s reluctance to renounce its self-appointed global role as moral guardians.
    We ought to remember that moral exemplars like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were branded as terrorists by the West before being embraced.
    Some of us understand and will no longer remain silent as compliant bystanders simply because we are the Rest.
Chandran Nair is founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow, a Hong Kong-based think-tank.
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Notes / m.z.
More articles by Chandran Nair:
I.
The West Against the Rest – A short history of geopolitical dominance by the West –  the Globalist, 13 August 2014
II.
The West: A Minority Club —  Why not hold the West as well as the Rest accountable for their actions?  –  the Globalist, 13 August 2014
III.
Asia’s leaders must work together to solve their problems and leave the US out of it  —  Chandran Nair says Asian leaders must realise the futility and danger of looking to America to sort out their squabbles, and see that regional cooperation is the best bet for peace –  South China Morning Post,  19 May 2014
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Chandran Nair
Founder and Chief Executive
Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of The Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) and is dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalisation and the role of business in society through thought leadership and positive action to effect change. Prior to starting GIFT Mr. Nair was Asia Pacific Chairman of UK based industry leader Environmental Resources Management (ERM). He established the company as Asia’s leader in environmental consulting.
For more than two decades, Mr Nair has strongly advocated a more sustainable approach to development in Asia, and has helped governments and corporations instil these principles into their key decision-making process. Mr Nair serves on the Governance for Sustainability Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum. He is a regular speaker and panellist at the World Economic Forum, the APEC CEO Summit and conferences organised by the UN and OECd. He has also been invited to speak to senior management at some of the world’s leading companies including HSBC, Bosch, BASF, Nestle, and L’Oreal.
His first book entitled, “Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet” was published in December 2010.  It was named one of the top 50 Breakthrough Capitalism books in 2012 and one of The Globalist’s top ten books of 2011. The book has been translated into German, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. The Chinese version was endorsed by Sinopec Chairman Fu Cheng Yu and Vice Chairman Xie Zhen Hua of the NDRC.
Mr Nair has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.
Email Chandran Nair at: cnair@global-inst.com

NAIR-Chandran-The_Rest_cannot_be_passive_spectators140909.pdf

M K BHADRAKUMAR: What draws Modi to China; Asia Times, Sep 16, 2014

Gepostet von Martin Zeis auf global-crisis-special-engl.:
Asia Times – South Asia; Sep 16, 2014 – http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-02-160914.html
What draws Modi to China
By M K Bhadrakumar  (1)
What readily comes to mind are the lyrics of the famous Frank Sinatra song. Watching the „falling leaves drift by the window … I see your lips, the summer kisses/The sunburned hands I used to hold …“
These wistful lines of infinite longing tinged by nostalgia would characterize the American feelings as India’s dalliance with China gets seriously under way on Wednesday afternoon on the banks of the ancient Sabarmati river in the western state of Gujarat where Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives and India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is at hand to receive him personally.
 (…)
The heart of the matter is that there had been a pronounced ‚militarization‘ of India’s strategic outlook through the past 10-15 years, which was a period of high growth in the economy that seemed to last forever.
In those halcyon days, geopolitics took over strategic discourses and pundits reveled in notions of India’s joint responsibility with the United States, the sole superpower, to secure the global commons and the ‚Indo-Pacific‘.
The underlying sense of rivalry with China – couched in ‚cooperation-cum-competition‘, a diplomatic idiom borrowed from the Americans – was barely hidden.
Then came the financial crisis and the Great Recession of 2008 that exposed real weaknesses in the Western economic and political models and cast misgivings about their long-term potentials.
Indeed, not only did the financial crisis showcase that China and other emerging economies could weather the storm better than western developed economies but were actually thriving.
The emerging market economies such as India, Brazil or Indonesia began to look at China with renewed interest, tinged with an element of envy.
Suffice to say, there has been an erosion of confidence in the Western economic system and the Washington Consensus that attracted Manmohan Singh.  – emphasis, m.z. –
From a security-standpoint, this slowed down the India-US ’strategic partnership‘. The blame for stagnation has been unfairly put on the shoulders of a „distracted“ and dispirited Barack Obama administration and a ‚timid‘ and unimaginative Manmohan Singh government.
Whereas, what happened was something long-term – the ideology prevalent in India during much of the United Progressive Alliance rule, namely, that the Western style institutions and governments are the key to development in emerging economies, itself got fundamentally tarnished.
What we in India overlook is that the 2008 financial crisis has also been a crisis of Western-style democracy. There has been a breakdown of faith in the Western economic and political models.
In the Indian context, the growing dysfunction of governance, widening disparity in income and the rising youth employment combined to create a sense of gloom and drift as to what democracy can offer and it in turn galvanized the demand for change.
Curiously, through all this, it became evident that the mixed economies and ’non-democratic‘ political systems, especially China, weathered the storm far better. Indeed, Modi visited China no less than four times during this period.
Image and reality
Something also needs to be said in this backdrop about Modi’s intriguing political personality. He is not really the one-dimensional man that he is made out to be.
The mismatch between image and reality is creating problems for his detractors and acolytes alike in this past 100-day period of his stewardship.
And as time passes, it may become increasingly difficult for the Left to demonize him, or for the Far Right to perform liturgical rites to this celebrant.
Modi’s non-elitist social background, his intimate familiarity with the ugliness and humiliation of poverty and ignorance, his intuitive knowledge of the Indian people and above all his keen sense of destiny („God chooses certain people to do the difficult work. I believe god has chosen me for this work.“) – all this comes into play here, setting him apart from his predecessors in India’s ruling elite.
By no means was it accidental that he highlighted human dignity as a vector of development in his famous Independence Day speech in New Delhi on August 15.
Nor is it to be overlooked that his emphasis is on attracting as much foreign investment as possible for projects that could create large-scale job opportunities for the people while pointedly ignoring the WalMart as India’s pilot project for attracting foreign investment.
One of the early foreign-policy decisions taken by Modi – interestingly, soon after his return from the BRICS summit at Brazil in July – was to draw the ‚red line‘ on how far India would go in accommodating the West’s desperate full-throttle push for a new WTO regime.
Modi has so far held on to the firm line that India cannot be party to a trade regime that doesn’t adequately safeguard India’s food security. The fact is, the lives of several hundreds millions of Indians hang by this slender thread of the government subsidy for food distribution.
The Americans were stunned, because he was meant to be a darling of the multi-national companies and corporate industry and not a ‚populist‘ leader catering to the masses. But Modi remained adamant.
The bitterness comes out in the blistering attacks since then in the Western media about Modi. The Financial Times wrote in the weekend that the MNCs‘ „honeymoon“ with Modi is over.
In sum, Modi visualizes Asian partners to be much more meaningful interlocutors at this point in time for meeting India’s needs. Modi believes what he said in Tokyo recently, „if the 21st century is an Asian century, then Asia’s future direction will shape the destiny of the world.“
China seizes the day
China has shrewdly assessed Modi’s national priorities and sees in them a window of opportunity to transform the relationship with India into one of genuine partnership.  (…)
Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar served as a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service for over 29 years, with postings including India’s ambassador to Uzbekistan (1995-1998) and to Turkey (1998-2001). 

Russen geben Westen auf

Schwenk Richtung Asien und Enttäuschung gegenüber dem Westen (Deutschland/EU/NATO) das waren Entwicklungen, von denen The Saker bereits während des Maidan-Putsches sprach. Er sollte recht bekommen.

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Wie Lawrow den Westen aufgibt

Übernommen von .vineyardsaker


Gestern habe ich mit Interesse die Talkshow “Das Recht zu Wissen” angesehen, welches ein einstündiges Interview mit Sergei Lawrow brachte (wer russisch kann, kann es sich hier ansehen). Das war ein interessanter Austausch zwischen Lawrow und fünf russischen Reportern. Nicht wichtig genug um all das ins Englische zu übersetzen, aber ich möchte mich Euch einiges teilen, was ich schon früher bemerkt habe, was hier jedoch sehr deutlich ausgedrückt wurde.

Voraussagbar ging es auch um den Bürgerkrieg in der Ukraine, den Status der Ermittlungen zum Abschuss der MH17, Sanktionen gegen Russland, die Expansion der NATO, die Verhandlungen in Minsk, und Russlands Engagement mit den BRICS-Staaten.

Für all diese Fragen hatten die Fragen und Antworten ein ähnliches Format. Einer der Reporter bittet Lawrow zu kommentieren was wie ein totes Ende aussieht, und Lawrow bestätigt es, sagt “wir haben unser bestes versucht, aber, so leid…

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Strelkow: Vom Schwimmen mit Piranhas zum Schwimmen mit Großen Weißen Haien | The Vineyard Saker – Deutsche Version

Strelkow: Vom Schwimmen mit Piranhas zum Schwimmen mit Großen Weißen Haien | The Vineyard Saker – Deutsche Version.

Aus dem Interview und dem bereits in Englisch übersetzten Dokument auf The Vineyard Saker lässt sich unschwer erkennen, welch weitreichende Bedeutung die Ukraine-Krise, der Krim-Anschluss sowie das Verhalten der NATO-Staaten aus russicher Sicht haben und wie sie wahrgenommen wird. Tatsächlich geht es um Einflusskämpfe unter den Eliten: ‚Atlantische Integrationisten‘ vs. Anhänger einer ‚eurasischen Souveränität‘. Als 5. Kolonnen hinter den Kulissen Strippen ziehende Mächte sind in der russischen Geschichte ein wiederkehrender Begriff.