Ukraine conflict - into the third world war?

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Wolfgang Effenberger

Obviously, in the 21st century, the U.S. is consistently implementing the global strategy of the long-serving and influential Polish-born U.S. security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski with his road-map to "empire."

Rough drafts of a globalist road map were already sketched out by the British geographer Alfred Mackinder with his theory of the three steps to world domination published in 1904:
Via Eastern Europe, the Russian Heartland (eastward of the Urals, south of the Arctic Sea to the Caucasus), and the World Island (Eurasia) to domination of the world. Above all, according to Mackinder, it is a matter of preventing the domination of the world island of Eurasia by powers other than the USA and GB. For he who dominates the world island, dominates the world.

The long-serving and influential Polish-born U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski has done much to further fine-tune this road map to empire and, above all, has had a lasting influence on the Democratic elite - from President Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama. In his 1997 book, The Only World Power: America's Strategy for Domination (English: The Grand Chessboard. American Primacy and is geostrategic Imperatives), Brzezinski explains a comprehensive and self-contained "geostrategy" with regard to "winning" Eurasia. The very first page of the introduction states:
''The extent to which the United States can assert its global preeminence depends on how a globally engaged America copes with the complex power relations on the Eurasian continent-and whether it can prevent the emergence of a dominant adversary power there.''(1)
Of central importance to future American foreign policy, he said, is the space from Lisbon to Vladivostok. It is necessary to prevent "the emergence in Eurasia of a power that could challenge U.S. primacy; indeed, not even the refereeing role of the United States may cease."(2) According to Brzezinski, this requires a high degree of tactics and manipulation. Ultimately, the European states are supposed to be the bridgehead for the USA to keep all of Eurasia under control. And not only that: As vassals of the USA, they are to pay for and enforce the domination of the Eurasian continent. In this, France and Germany are given a special position.  They are to be the vanguard in Europe and, together with Poland and Ukraine, are to be given special privileges by the USA.(3)
Moreover, the process of EU enlargement and the expansion of the transatlantic security alliance should proceed in well-considered stages.(4)
Brzezinski takes a visionary view of the coming developments in Europe: the time frame between 2005 and 2015 should be envisaged for a successive integration of Ukraine.(5)
Brzezinski's prevision was probably a bit too euphoric: "After Romania and the Baltic states, Sweden and Finland will be subordinated to the U.S. after 2005 and Ukraine by 2010."(6)
According to Brzezinski, the possible stalling of NATO enlargement means the end of a comprehensive U.S. policy for all of Eurasia. "Such a failure would discredit American leadership; it would destroy the plan for an expanding Europe."(7)
The foreword for the German edition was written by the go-getting German politician Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FDP) - who, among other things, was Germany's foreign minister almost continuously from 1974 to 1992. Right at the beginning, he pointed to the end of bipolarity after the Cold War and the new global challenges that have arisen as a result: "It is a matter of shaping a stable world order in the age of globalization" and taking to heart Brzezinski's plea to view the area from Lisbon to Vladivostok as a single entity.(8)
Given the developments in Eastern Europe and especially in Ukraine, one might think that Brzezinski has provided the script here:

"Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent state contributes to Russia's transformation. Without Ukraine, Russia is no longer a Eurasian empire.... However, if Moscow were to regain dominion over Ukraine, with its 52 million people, significant mineral resources, and access to the Black Sea, Russia would automatically gain the means to become a powerful empire spanning Europe and Asia. If Ukraine lost its independence, this would have immediate consequences for Central Europe and would make Poland a geopolitical pivot on the eastern border of a united Europe."(9)
It is against this backdrop that the U.S./NATO and EU orchestrated influences on Ukraine should be understood: the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Maidan coup in 2014.
On August 7, 2014, NATO Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen pledged in Kiev that the Western alliance stood firmly by Ukraine's side, accusing Russia of destabilizing the country and supporting the pro-Russian separatists.(10)

How could the NATO Secretary General arbitrarily make such far-reaching promises to a country without EU or NATO membership?
A month later, the new U.S. long-term strategy, Win in a Complex World 2020-2040 (TRADOC 525-3-1), went into effect. In it, the Army, Navy and Air Force were attuned to future conflicts: First was the threat from Russia and China, then Iran and North Korea, and only last was the threat from transnational terrorists.
On December 4, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 758, which strongly condemned the actions of the Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin: The Russian Federation was pursuing a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.(11)
The resolution was passed with a speed unusual in the history of the U.S. legislative process. In just 16 days, H.RES.758 was debated in the Foreign Affairs Committee and then referred back to the House of Representatives for debate and passage. Subsequently, the resolution passed by a vote of 411 to 10!
On the very day the resolution was passed, congressional veteran Ron Paul called it "one of the nastiest pieces of legislation" on his website in the article "Reckless Congress 'Declares War' on Russia."(12) He saw this 16-page bill as pure war propaganda that should make even neocons blush with shame.
And Canadian economist Michel Chossudovsky worried about global security. In his view, the House of Representatives had effectively given the U.S. president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces a "green light" to enter into a process of military confrontation with Russia without further congressional approval.(13) "This historic vote," Chossudovsky said, "potentially affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world, was virtually blanketed in the media." To this day, the public hardly knows anything about it! Former Reagan Administration Deputy Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal editor Paul Craig Roberts saw the resolution against Russia as a pack of lies(14) at the time, and he asks today, "Will we be destroyed in a war before we lose our freedom to the establishment's orchestrated "covid pandemic"?
On December 18, 2014, U.S. President Obama signed another bill to combat "Russian military intervention in Ukraine" (referring to Russian support for separatists in the Donbass): the "Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014" (H.R. 5859).

In October 2017, another strategic concept went into effect, U.S. Army Is Preparing For Decades Of Hybrid Wars 2025-2040.(15)

Also indicative of clandestine war preparations is the spring 2019 re-establishment of the Committee on the Present Danger: China.(16)This committee existed during the McCarthy era in the 1950s, but now it has been re-established and is directing its activities solely against China. Thus, the Anglo-American financial oligarchy is planning war against Russia and China as a way out of its own misery.
In view of their geopolitical goals, the transatlantic tacticians were able to ensure a suitable EU leadership duo. The EU's most important posts were divided between Germany and France, with Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen inheriting Claude Juncker. She had cleverly placed a commentary in the New York Times(17) on January 18, 2019, throwing her candidacy into the transatlantic ring. In it, she pathetically described NATO as an alliance based on the "common aspirations of its members and determined to protect the freedom, common heritage, and civilization of peoples founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law."(18) She also described NATO as an alliance based on the principles of democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law.
She cited Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, the Chinese show of force in the South China Sea, and the terror of the Islamic State as counterpoints to this noble worldview.
During her appearances at the Bilderbergers, the Atlantic Bridge and the Munich Security Conference, von der Leyen clearly demonstrated that there is no doubt about her loyalty to the United States. She came up with the slogan of the "military union," the forced advancement of military cooperation all the way to a European army. She stands for the militarization of the entire EU and is a representative of the military-industrial complex.(19)

With Christine Lagarde, a woman without any experience in banking inherited ECB President Mario Draghi. To compensate, she can think strategically, because as a member of the think tank "Center for Strategic and International Studies" (CSIS) she led the USA-EU-Poland Action Committee together with Zbigniew Brzezinski from 1995 to 2002. From 1995 to 2002, she was especially involved in the working group "Arms Industry USA-Poland". In 2003, she was also a member of the "Euro- Atlantic Action Commission" in Washington.(20) When analyzing Poland's military activities today, it must be noted that Ms. Largarde did great groundwork, which was purposefully continued by Ms. von der Leyen.
Since the war against Yugoslavia, which violated international law, NATO has reserved the right to intervene militarily in exceptional cases and on the basis of a consensus decision by the allies, even without a UN mandate. NATO as an offensive alliance! Paul Craig Roberts put it in a nutshell:
"If the majority of humanity does not wake up soon and resolutely oppose this madness, Washington will destroy the world!"
The warning fizzled out unheard, and the war drums beat louder and louder. Just before America's national holiday, July 4, 2019, influential think tanks Bloomberg and Council on Foreign Relations promoted war against the Sino-Russian alliance. The originators of this intention, which is momentous for the world, are not unserious cranks, but renowned men from the academic, military and financial worlds: Professor Hat Brands, an expert on geostrategy at Johns Hopkins University, and James Stavridis, the former admiral and current financial analyst at the Carlyle Group.
The Ukraine conflict has a long lead-in. The Los Alamos Study Group - one of the most respected and well-informed anti-nuclear war groups in the world, according to John Pilger - sees the main cause in the current Ukrainian war as the 1992 Wolfowitz Doctrine, which postulated preventing the reemergence of a new rival to the United States, whether in the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere. Any hostile power must be prevented from dominating a region whose resources would be sufficient to produce a global power.(21)
In 2019, the RAND Corporation - an influential think tank founded in 1948 - outlined ways to overextend and unbalance Russia in its study (Overextending and Unbalancing Russia).(22)
On the benefits of increased arms deliveries to Ukraine, the study states:
"Expanding U.S. aid to Ukraine, including lethal military support, would likely increase the cost of holding the Donbass region for Russia, both in blood and in the national budget. More Russian aid to the separatists and an additional Russian troop presence would lead to higher costs, equipment losses, and Russian casualties. The latter could become quite controversial at home, as it did when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan."(23)

On January 10, 2022, the nuclear engagement paper, "The Nuclear Disposition Review: What It Is and Why It Matters," became public. Putin's February 21, 2022 statement was likely a response to U.S. threats to use nuclear weapons preemptively against Russia.(24)

On February 28, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly (417:10) passed the "Ukrainian Democracy Defense Land-Lease Act," a reauthorization of the January 1941 Land-Lease Act - the same year the U.S. was then in World War 2. The bill had been introduced on January 19, 2022 - one month before the outbreak of war in Ukraine(!). In view of such an overwhelming majority in the U.S. Congress for a war-promoting law, it is not to be expected that peace-promoting impulses will emanate from this Congress, especially since this war will again flush a lot of money into the U.S. arms industry. Thus, it cannot be ruled out that the United States is aiming to "provoke Russian President Vladimir V. Putin into a major war."(25)
On March 27, 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz bluntly admitted on Anne Will's talk show that the elaborate sanctions against Russia had been decided long before the Russian attack on Ukraine.
On May 3, 2022, to the horror of many transatlanticists, Pope Francis stated in an interview with Corriere Della Sera, "it may have been NATO's barking at Russia's gates that prompted Putin to invade Ukraine." He does not know whether his (Putin's) anger was provoked, but he suspects the West's attitude played its part."(26)
Since this war could not only drag on but escalate further, it is worth recalling the cautionary words of important contemporaries:

Ramsey Clark 1991:
"The greatest crime since World War II has been American foreign policy.
I warn Europeans not to believe that the U.S. would have any qualms about intervening militarily in Europe as well, within the framework of the New World Order. The U.S. would not tolerate a European nuclear and economic superpower for long."

And Thomas Mann, in U.S. exile, had recognized the Americans' inclination,
"to treat Europe as an economic colony, a military base, a glacis in the future atomic crusade against Russia, as a piece of the earth which may be antiquarian interesting and worth traveling, but about whose complete ruin one will give a damn when the struggle for world domination is on."(27)

On May 8, the day on which world peace is praised as the highest good worldwide and especially in Germany, and no parliament can do without the dogma of gaining peace for the future from an unpeaceful past, the U.S. continues its unreserved march to expand its global domination, even at the price of world peace.


1) Zbigniew Brzezinski: „Die einzige Weltmacht: Amerikas Strategie der Vorherrschaft“ 1999 (Englisch: The Grand Chessboard. American Primacy and ist geostrategic Imperatives 1997), S. 15
2) Ebd., S. 283
3) Ebd., S. 128
4) Ebd., S. 126
5) Ebd., S. 128
6) Ebd.
7) Ebd., 129
8) Ebd., S. 10
9) Ebd. 74/75
13) Michel Chossudovsky: Amerika auf dem »Kriegspfad«: Repräsentantenhaus ebnet Krieg mit Russland den Weg vom 6.112.2014 unter repraesentantenhaus-ebnet-krieg-mit-russland-den-weg.html
14) Paul Craig Roberts: Russia Has Western Enemies, Not Partners vom 5. Dezember 2014, unter
15) Multi-doman Battle: Evolution of Combined Arms fort he 21st Century
17) Ursula von der Leyen: The World Still Needs NATO, NYT am 18. Januar 2019
18) Ebd.
19)Top oder Flop? Die aussichtsreichsten Kandidaten für die EU-Spitzenpositionen:

20) Wolfgang Effenberger: NATO und EU teuflische Institutionen – kreiert durch US-Geheimdienste? Mit EU-Triumvirat in den NATO-Krieg gegen Russland und China:
23) Zitiert nach
25) United States seeks to provoke Russia into escalation in Ukraine
27) Thomas Mann: Deutsche Hörer! Europäische Hörer! Verlag Darmstädter Blätter 1986
Wolfgang Effenberger, born in 1946, a former officer in the German armed forces, has been a committed peace advocate since his first book, "Pax americana" (2004). In April 2022, he published "Die unterschätzte Macht: Von Geo- bis Biopolitik - Plutokraten transformieren die Welt". Other books by him on the subject:
"Wiederkehr der Hasardeure" (2014, Koautor Willy Wimmer), die Trilogie „Europas Verhä