Jonas E. Alexis graduated from Avon Park High School, studied mathematics and philosophy as an undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has a master's degree in education from Grand Canyon University.

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John Kerry: Sanctions Against Russia Ain’t Working

John J. Mearsheimer: "U.S. and European leaders blundered in attempting to turn Ukraine into a Western stronghold on Russia’s border."

"We've screwed many countries over the years, and Russia was just taking notes. Now the Russians are saying enough is enough. You know, they might be right."

“We’ve screwed many countries over the years, and the Russians were just taking copious notes. Now they are saying enough is enough. You know, they might be right. Sanctions against them haven’t helped at all.  And if something ain’t working, you’ve got to change it.”

…by Jonas E. Alexis

 

Leonid Bershidsky of Bloomberg complained in 2014 that sanctions against Russia were too weak and that the West ought to do something better.[1] A year later, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov said that EU leaders “are starting to understand how pointless the sanctions confrontation is.”[2]

Secretary of State John Kerry seems to have proved this point. He has said recently said:

“I believe that with effort and with bona fide, legitimate intent to solve the problem on both sides, it is possible in these next months to … get to a place where sanctions can be appropriately… removed.”[3]

Obviously what Kerry meant to say here is that the United States and the EU have been imposing illegal sanctions on Russia since 2014, but those sanctions have accomplished very little because Putin continues to get support from both Russia and Ukraine.[4] In fact, German intellectuals did support Putin.

Moreover, serious scholars at academic centers like the University of Chicago know that “the Ukraine crisis is the West’s fault.”[5] John J. Mearsheimer did not help the New World Order and its agents when he said at the end of 2014:

“The United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.

“At the same time, the EU’s expansion eastward and the West’s backing of the pro-democracy movement in Ukraine—beginning with the Orange Revolution in 2004—were critical elements, too.

“Since the mid-1990s, Russian leaders have adamantly opposed NATO enlargement, and in recent years, they have made it clear that they would not stand by while their strategically important neighbor turned into a Western bastion.

“For Putin, the illegal overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically elected and pro-Russian president—which he rightly labeled a ‘coup’—was the final straw. He responded by taking Crimea, a peninsula he feared would host a NATO naval base, and working to destabilize Ukraine until it abandoned its efforts to join the West.

“Putin’s pushback should have come as no surprise. After all, the West had been moving into Russia’s backyard and threatening its core strategic interests, a point Putin made emphatically and repeatedly.

“Elites in the United States and Europe have been blindsided by events only because they subscribe to a flawed view of international politics. They tend to believe that the logic of realism holds little relevance in the twenty-first century and that Europe can be kept whole and free on the basis of such liberal principles as the rule of law, economic interdependence, and democracy.

“But this grand scheme went awry in Ukraine. The crisis there shows that realpolitik remains relevant—and states that ignore it do so at their own peril. U.S. and European leaders blundered in attempting to turn Ukraine into a Western stronghold on Russia’s border. Now that the consequences have been laid bare, it would be an even greater mistake to continue this misbegotten policy.”[6]

As a prodigious scholar, Mearsheimer moves on to argue that both the United States and NATO have been involved in black operations against Russia for years, and Russia’s recent response is legitimate and is under the rule of law.

Then Mearsheimer mentions something that needs further reflection. He says that both the United States and the EU “tend to believe that the logic of realism holds little relevance in the twenty-first century.”

We have been saying for years now that the New World Order and its agents have virtually little respect for morality and practical reason, and it is great to see that Mearsheimer is saying the same thing using different words.

E. Michael Jones would argue that rejecting Logos, which includes practical reason in the moral and political realm, is the essence of being Satanic. Jones argues:

“In his book on the Faust myth, Professor David Hawkes wrote that ‘St. Athanasius established the principle that being against Logos is synonymous with being Satanic…’

“Hawkes begins his book with a survey of the main stream of anti-logocentrism in our day, namely, the postmodern or deconstructive view of language proposed by theorists like Jacques Derrida, whose followers have taken over academe in the United States, and by extension the rest of the world. Academe is satanic for precisely the reason Athanasius articulated almost two millennia ago: it is, as R. V. Young put it in his book on postmodernist literary theory, ‘at war with the word.’

“The Long March which led to the establishment of Satanism as the official philosophy of academe in our day began with Friedrich Nietzsche. Jacques Derrida—like Michel Foucault, the other pillar of postmodernity—is a follower of Nietzsche, who proclaimed the Will to Power as the alternative to the West’s traditional docility to the truth…

“Postmodernism is Satanic because it is based on what Searle and Derrida would call performative speech, which is another word for magic. Performative speech does not establish the relationship between the mind and the thing which the ancients called the truth; it creates the realities which the will conceives.

“Michel Foucault, another pillar of postmodern thought, also inherited his Satanism from Nietzsche, but it had French progenitors as well. One was the Marquis de Sade. Another was Sade’s disciple, Georges Bataille.”[7]

The Ayatollah Khomeini certainly had similar thoughts in mind when he launched the term “The Great Satan” in 1979. The Great Satan, Khomeini pointed out,

“exploits the oppressed people of the world by means of the large-scale propaganda campaigns that are coordinated for it by international Zionism. By means of its hidden and treacherous agents, it sucks the blood of the defenseless people as if it alone, together with its satellites, had the right to live in this world.”[8]

What we are seeing here is that we have numerous political Satanists in the United States. Those people do not want to follow reason because that would be the end of their ideological manipulation. Kerry, because he has consciously or unconsciously subscribed to the principles that make up the New World Order, ends up ignoring reason and propounding the essentially Zionist position, which always gets people into deep trouble.

“Of course, Kerry said these sanctions can only be removed once both Russia and Ukraine follow through on their commitments to bring peace and stability back to the region. This involves a total ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the region.”[9]

Commitments? What commitments? Victoria Nuland’s covert operations in the region? George Soros’ diabolical plan in the same region? Masha Gessen’s campaign to smear Putin? New World Order agents saying that Putin was “the New Hitler”? Or all the above?

Kerry cannot address these issues on a logical fashion because he would have to quit the New World Order. He would have to embrace reason in all its manifestations. Since he is not prepared to say goodbye to the New World Order and its principles, he has to propound nonsense.

As we have repeatedly argued, nonsense is a major component of the New World Order. What’s the new nonsense on the block?

We are being told that “The death of a former KGB operative is a reminder of Vladimir Putin’s past life as a spy.”[10] Well, NWO agents cannot get out of this dilemma so easily. As has been reported here at VT:

The brother of Aleksandr Litvinenko says the UK government had more motivation to kill him than Russia did, despite a British public inquiry which concluded that President Putin “probably” approved the assassination.

“Maksim Litvinenko, Aleksandr’s younger brother who lives in Rimini, Italy, responded to the Thursday report by saying it was “ridiculous” to blame the Kremlin for the murder of his brother, stating that he believes British security services had more of a motive to carry out the assassination.

“‘My father and I are sure that the Russian authorities are not involved. It’s all a set-up to put pressure on the Russian government,’ Litvinenko told the Mirror, adding that such reasoning is the only explanation as to why the inquiry was launched 10 years after his brother’s death.

“He called the British report a ‘smear’ on Putin, and stressed that rumors claiming his brother was an enemy of the state are false. He added that Aleksandr had planned to return to Russia, and had even told friends about the move.”

So, one should always be skeptical about bold claims, most specifically when those claims are made by NWO agents. But let us suppose again that the claim about Putin here is actually true. Let us suppose that Putin is an accomplice.

Don’t we have political assassins walking around in the United States? Why aren’t we prosecuting George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and the Neoconservatives for murder?[11] Why don’t we start building a special cell for them? As the late Vincent Bugliosi would argue, why are we imposing a set of rules on other countries while we are not willing to abide by those rules? Should the Golden Rule be a relic of the past?

As Noam Chomsky has recently put it, why is the United States supporting a murderer like Erdogan? Erdogan is a saint, but Putin is an assassin? Whether NWO agents like it or not, this is diabolical and it must be confronted by people of reason.


[1] Leonid Bershidsky, “New Russia Sanctions Are Hollow as the Old,” Bloomberg Review, July 17, 2014.

[2] Russian sanctions to be reviewed in coming months – Italy PM Renzi,” Russia Today, December 16, 2015.

[3] Alanna Petroff, “Russian sanctions could be gone in a few months, John Kerry says,” CNN, January 22, 2016.

[4] For a decent study on this, see M.S. King, The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn’t Telling You About Russia.

[5] John J. Mearsheimer, “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2014 Issue.

[6] Ibid.

[7] E. Michael Jones, “The Great Satan and Me: Reflections on Iran and Postmodernism’s Faustian Pact,” Culture Wars, July/August 2015.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Petroff, “Russian sanctions could be gone in a few months, John Kerry says,” CNN, January 22, 2016.

[10] Peter Holley, “The death of a former KGB operative is a reminder of Vladimir Putin’s past life as a spy,” Washington Post, January 23, 2016.

[11] Vincent Bugliosi, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Bugliosi (Cambridge: Perseus Books Group, 2008).

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2 Responses to "John Kerry: Sanctions Against Russia Ain’t Working"

  1. davor  January 24, 2016 at 9:15 am

    If guys like Bush and the gang would some day get arrested, prosecuted and lifetime incarcerated by the international law, I believe that people around the world would flock to US embassies with such amounts of flowers and candies that they would outdo all the 20th and 21st century tragically-deceased-showbizz-stars-tributes combined.

  2. guitargirl  January 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I thought the people of Crimea voted to stay with Russia, instead of what that dude Mearsheimer is stating about President Putin taking Crimea, etc.

    Regina

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