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The Pentagon has fired the first shot in a new arms race | Mary Dejevsky | Opinion | The Guardian
In a speech in Washington last week, previewing his announcement, Ash Carter said he would ask for spending on US military forces in Europe to be quadrupled in the light of “Russian aggression”. The allocation for combating Islamic State, in contrast, is to be increased by 50%. The message is unambiguous: as viewed from the Pentagon, the threat from Russia has become more alarming, suddenly, even than the menace that is Isis. [...] In the last months of his presidency, this detachment is ending. The additional funds for Europe’s defence are earmarked for new bases and weapons stores in Poland and the Baltic states. There will be more training for local Nato troops, more state-of-the-art hardware and more manoeuvres. [ ... + MH17 downing w Russian ground to air defense missile ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Egon Krenz: der Kalte Krieg war nie zu Ende by Sputnik Deutschland
Europa ohne Russland geht nicht. USA sieht nicht gern das Europa/Deutschland gut mit Russland sind. [...] Die idee des kommunismus ist nicht tod zu kriegen. [...] Der kapitalismus kann nicht das letzte wort gehabt haben. [...] AIIB & BRIC (+South Africa) - ohne USA, ohne EU (ja nicht alle, Germany in AIIB)! // TTIP und co. schliesst BRIC aus. Punkt!!! USA will sich wirtschafts and und politische macht sichern mit TTIP und TPP before es zu spaet ist. // battle of ideas. battle to capture parts of new world, global trade and economy, future generations (emerging middle class).
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Geopolitics since the fall of the Berlin Wall - YouTube
"History never ends, we did not think through what happens to Russia [post-fall of Iron Curtain.] [...] Enormous mistakes were made, giving advice in transitioning to democratic capitalism[/social capitalism/Sozial Marktwirtschaft.]" [ 22 Hindsight ] [ Reluctance of Europe to lead and Germany's role. ] [ Chances missed, 89 was a huge opportunity ] & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Gx3Qm20aE "Has Berlin moved past the Wall?" ... << Stasi past still unresolved. Nothing done like SA did post-apartheid lead by Mandela. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(South_Africa) & http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-mandela-tried-to-heal-the-wounds-of-apartheid/ & http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cul/summary/v054/54.1lund.html "Only by knowing the truth can we hope to heal the terrible open wounds that are the legacy of apartheid.... Only the truth can put the past to rest. —Nelson Mandela" & http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29974950
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november 2014 by asterisk2a

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