There is something unusual happening over Ukraine. Never have I seen European governments, NATO, the US and UN, with all the big national and international media, so rapidly and so concertedly attempt to establish the narrative on Ukraine. And never have I seen an alternative narrative take hold of the public imagination so firmly and so widely.
Der Spiegel, too, is astonished - but imagines that the phenomenon is confined to Germany
Those expressing understanding for Russia's move are clearly dominating the Internet forums and talk shows. One former German chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, even declared that the situation in Ukraine is dangerous "because the West has gotten so terribly worked up about it." The question of whether Putin's actions were legitimate didn't even seem to interest him. "I find it entirely understandable," he said. Another former chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, admitted that he himself hadn't always respected international law.A rainbow alliance of the young, elder German Statesmen, the right, the left, greens and independents are all repeating the same message - establishing a narrative that is if not diametrically opposite to that of their government, substantially tangential to it.
As we have pointed out, the phenomenon is not confined to Germany. Across Europe a popular majority are saying the same - to the puzzlement and confusion of their political classes. 'Is Germany a nation of Russian Apologists?' asks Der Spiegel, and elsewhere the political class have taken to insulting those with the temerity to reject the official narrative.
As I asked in an earlier post, are Europe's people becoming wiser than their governments?
WE LOVE THE NATIONS OF EUROPE
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Breedlove leaks: NATO *did* foment war in Ukraine
We - the blogospere that is, ordinary informed people from across Europe - already knew in 2014 that the official NATO / EU line on Ukraine was a crock of shit. Yet again, subsequent leaks have proved us right. Der Spiegel publishes damning evidence that septic general Breedlove not only channelled illegal arms shipments to the rebels but used NATO resources and authority to foment a deadly war costing the lives, homes and security of Ukraine's people. My post from 1st April 2014 recounts how we saw through Catherine Ashton and NATO / EU bullshit right from the start:-