2019-08-23 15:53:01 UTC
Many Americans may laugh off Trump's latest outrage, but Trump crossed
an important line. It is one thing to float a cockamamie idea that no one
believes is serious or will go anywhere. "Let's buy Greenland!" .. What's
next, refusing to exempt Denmark from various tariffs because it won't
discuss Greenland? ..
This is the kind of thing the Russians and the Chinese do. It is
territorial revisionism - the use of national power to acquire territory
against the desire of its sovereign government and its people. The use of
leverage would also call into question the U.S. commitment to the 1975
Helsinki Final Act, which is the cornerstone of stability in Europe. ..
Trump may be a freak, but the delusional (Euro-)American 'liberals' are
even more problematic then both Trump and Denmark. If someone still seeks
to refer to the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, then I recommend this one to
read it carefully <http://bit.ly/2ZbOOaR> before staring to fall down to
The Final Act clearly establishes a demand of respect for sovereignty of
nations and prescribes everyone to "respect each other's right freely to
choose and develop its political, social, economic and cultural systems
as well as its right to determine its laws and regulations." The liberal
cultist zeal "to promote democracy" (in the fetishist way the deluded
ones see it) is clearly in contradiction with the Final Act. The abused
'democracy' have become today rather an euphemism for a liberal bigotry.
Of course, it undermines "the cornerstone of stability in Europe", and
moreover in has already notably undermined it, - thanks to Obama, Merkel,
and other progressively thinking well-educated liberals of the sort.
The document also includes nice words about "spirit of cooperation" and
suggests to "take into account the interest of all". That's what had been
particularly violated in the situation that triggered the Ukraine case.
"Putin's proposal for a tripartite arrangement, rarely if ever reported,
was flatly rejected by US and EU officials." <http://bit.ly/2Nsfey6>
In other words, playing of zero-sum games is against "the Helsinki Final
Act, which is the cornerstone of stability in Europe", - yes, and that's
exactly what the EU/US sought to play and have now played out.
When the Ukraine's duly democratically elected president, who never went
beyond his legal powers, decided to postpone the EU association agreement,
the US and EU unleashed a broad - media, financial and organizational -
support to violent 'oppostion' within the country, which led to violent
and unlawful usurpation of power in favor of minority, establishment of
a self-proclaimed 'government' in a non-democratic way and recognition of
this 'government' by 'western powers' as a kind of 'legitimate'.
All this was clearly against the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, which suggests
"non-intervention in internal affairs", including even a separate section
on this topic.
It went even further, when those in the Ukraine who rightfully refused to
recognize the clique of usurpers were disregarded and falsely labeled as
'Russian diversionists'. It eventually led to a bloody war with numerous
casualties. When Merkel is ranting about 'community of values' or Macron
is ranting about Enlightenment they all have to feel blood on their hands.
Your establishment should not expect they'll be able to get away with it.
They may negotiate some settlement with Putin but not with entire Russia
and its people. The latter won't forget the Ukraine-related evils.