During recent years we’ve been witnessing the re-arrangement of the political weight of different centers of influence in the world. The process has definitely got parallels in the 20th century’s political developments. The strengthening of Chinese, Russian and Indian positions is now evolving as a dominant factor in the general political pattern. The trend is quite predictable to continue in the future. Moreover, Islamic world presence is becoming quite a sizable factor on the global arena. Amid this background the USA is naturally interested in opposing new centers of strength to preserve their dominant role in the world.
At the beginning of the 21st century the White House openly focused on forcefully establishing American dominance to preserve unipolar world which emerged after the USSR collapse. Needless to say, in this world the ‘sole superpower left’, that is the USA, was to play the role of irrefutable ‘demiurge’. With this exactly aim in mind Americans have been pushing their Euro-Atlantic project depriving European nations of any independent political will. They are to develop under the watchful eye of Germany, the economical leader of the EU, sticking in its foreign policy to American agenda. Germany, having the second largest gold reserves in the world (yet stored in New-York) and hosting 287 American military facilities, is humbly following the instructions of the White House, though it has got every chance to stay independent.
Apart from preserving the control leverages over the Old World, Washington sees it as extremely vital to prove its moral superiority over other centers of power, for the previous rhetoric – lofty phrases of dominant American role on the globe and superiority of the American nation chosen to rule the world – is rather a huge irritant in many parts of the world. Re-writing of history by diminishing and degrading of the historical achievements of the rivals may well change it for the better. This vision accounts for massive erasing from the historical memory of the West some really vital episodes firmly proving vigorous role of Moscow in construction of stable world pattern following the WWII, in establishing of international institutions to serve a solid foundation for international security and democracy respecting human rights. Now, with the pending celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in the WWII, they have started discussion to change the traditional pattern of festivities to commemorate the important event. In particular, president of Poland Komorowski and minister of foreign affairs Schetyna came out with the idea of the festivities held on Westerplatte, a peninsula where the WWII actually was launched. Some politicians are actively debating joining the event. Judging by this e-mail dialogue, Ukrainian prime-minister Yatsenyuk is among them.
In case the world major leaders participate in the celebration on Westerplatte, it will point to moulding of a new international relationship. Europe united under the power of the Third Reich successors, ensuring the geopolitical interests of the Atlantic countries, will start another historical Drang nach Osten. By the way, German leaders appear to take pleasure in visiting Westerplatte where Germans had an upper hand over Poles. With no less joy the idea to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory in Poland will be supported by leaders of Great Britain and the USA. Obama will play the role of a New Munich’s Godfather just like the way western democracies initiated Hitler’s Drang nach Osten in hope to benefit from setting Germany and the Soviet Union on each other.
We can only try to do the guesswork about the possible results of the present game. It’s quite possible that this time Berlin will be given the chance to play the first fiddle in financial and industrial sectors of economy on the European continent. Initially the Anglo-Saxes thought that Hitler, allowed to subdue major part of Europe to mobilize its economy and human resources would smash the USSR rather quickly but get bogged in fighting partisans and reclaiming the vast Russian lands. Generals were to physically eliminate him after and restore normal relations with Great Britain and the USA. Before the start of the WWII bulk of German leaders had been actually dreaming about the union with the British Empire, an exemplary ‘Ultimate Reich’ for them. It was the British Empire that was actually spreading race discrimination all over the world making division of nations into ‘free and not free, dependent on whether they were like Brits or not, bearing in mind British freedom as the force running the whole world’. It was the British Empire that actually created the first concentration camps (let’s recall the Anglo-Boer War) and reservations, where formally split from Great Britain Americans ‘democratically’ settled Indians.
Now Anglo-Saxons in the USA where president openly declared that American freedom is destined to reign over the world, plan a new Atlantic civilization offensive eastwards. Their joint celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the WWII will be sort of a litmus paper to check these plans.
New Drang nach Osten isn’t necessary to lead to that same bloody war while economic stand-off mysteriously doing harm to many parties involved except for America and Great Britain may be already witnessed now. Worsening of the business relationship, negative mood of investors, political conflicts – those are factors having impact on trade links contributing greatly to economic growth of European countries. The EU has already lost €21 bln due to mutual sanctions of Brussels and Moscow. The agricultural sector of Europe has been hit most badly (Spanish and Polish farmers’ protest rallies testify to the fact). The EU’s reduced export to Russia is harmful for Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Germany, most of all, with its leaders ignoring national interests to please the overseas partners.
This is how ordinary Europeans including Germans see political career of Angela Merkel :
European peoples are being dragged again mostly against their will into extremely dangerous and highly detrimental game (except for Washington and London) aimed at the victory of the Anglo-Saxon messianic idea on the vast lands from Vancouver to Vladivostok.