By Bill White —
The governments of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, two Eastern European nations that joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after the collapse of the Soviet Union, have refused permission for the United States, the leading NATO member, to base troops in their countries. Officials there compared Washington’s request to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, their predecessor state.
Obama proposed “rotating” U.S. troops through Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia this month in response to concerns raised by Poland about possible war between Ukraine and Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin has opted against invading Ukraine, instead allowing Russians to join the approximately 20,000 armed separatists who have proclaimed independent republics in Donetsk and Luhansk and allowing weapons to be sold to separatist forces.
The Ukraine conflict began when the U.S., working with a mercenary group called UNA-UNSO, organized a coup that deposed the pro-Russian government in Kiev. Russia responded by annexing the Crimean peninsula, but has shown little interest in occupying Ukraine proper. Russia has, though, cut off natural gas exports to Ukraine, which, being bankrupt, cannot pay for them. Slovakia is also 100% dependent on Russia for natural gas.
The Czech and Slovak decisions follow a general pivot to Russia all across Europe, with the French National Front, Hungary’s Jobbik Party and Greece’s Golden Dawn being among the nationalist groups that have taken a pro-Putin and anti-American stance. Germany has also urged stronger ties with Russia and European neutrality in any U.S.-Russian conflict.
Putin himself has performed as a master trapeze artist in the balancing of Russian interests within his country. He has united traditional Russian Orthodox nationalists with nationalist-leaning communists, a throwback to the Soviet era.
One of Putin’s tools for doing so has been Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin, a theoretical leader of the Ukraine uprising and Putin’s emissary to European and American white nationalists. Dugin preaches a version of early 20th century communism called “national Bolshevism,” mixing it with more traditional nationalism to create a united nationalist front, part of a doctrine Dugin calls “Eurasianism.”
This theoretical basis and its success in nations like Hungary have allowed Putin to split NATO and turn several of the countries anti-American, in spite of the U.S. having quickly added them to its military commitments in the mid-1990s. Many believe NATO expanded too quickly and without sufficient consideration of its new presumed allies.
Despite this, international Zionist warhawks and traitors like Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have called for additional expansion into Ukraine and Georgia and for nuclear war with Russia in general. The two senators and their allies manipulate myriad front groups, often in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency, for this purpose.
Bill White is a freelance journalist and publisher based in Florida. He has also written articles for THE BARNES REVIEW (TBR) magazine. You can write him at: William A. White 201400005514 Seminole County Jail 211 Bush Blvd Sanford FL 32773.