America's Great Lie. Europe's Great Shame. Russia's Great Case

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Authored by Eric Zuesse via,

The West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology, and a welcome into Europe, of which Russia has been and is an extremely important nation, and very unjustly denied its rightful place there. What doesn’t belong in Europe is the U.S., not in any way whatsoever, especially since the U.S. is now a dictatorship. (Anyone who says it’s not a dictatorship and who doesn’t click onto that link to find out that he’s been snookered to think it’s still a democracy, should just stop reading here right now, because this aricle is going to be suitable only for people with open, critical, inquiring minds — not for closed-minded or stupid readers.)

Why does America’s anti-Russia military club NATO still exist, after the Soviet Union’s equivalent Warsaw Pact disbanded in 1991 when the Soviet Union and its communism voluntarily ended?

NATO is nothing but America’s anti-Russia military club, against Russia and against any nation (such as Iraq, or Libya, or Syria) that supports Russia.

We killed Gaddafi in Libya because he supported Russia in international relations. We produced the failed state and jihadist mayhem that now exists there; we destroyed Libya and now the refugees from there are flooding into Europe, along with the refugees from our attacks to bring down Assad in Syria.

We overthrew (via a bloody coup and no ‘democratic revolution’ such as the West lies to assert) Yanukovych in Ukraine allegedly because he turned down the EU’s offer to Ukraine after learning that the price-tag for Ukrainians would be $160 billion if Ukraine were to comply with the EU’s demands. But the U.S. was already organizing the coup against him starting a year before the coup, and nine months before Yanukovych turned down the EU’s offer.

We are trying to overthrow Assad in Syria because he supports Russia in international relations.

This isn’t bullying?

This is ‘democracy’?

This is dictatorship: totalitarianism in the West, against Russia and any other nation that isn’t buckling to the U.S. aristocracy and its allied aristocracies in Europe, and (especially with the new bellicose nationalistic Abe government), also in Japan.

This is ugly.

This can’t be published in Western major ‘news’ media: it is samizdat, in the Western dictatorships, but it is all demonstrably true, nonetheless.

Here is how it started — the original sin of the post-Cold-War West, which has produced the problems of today and the future:

Let’s start with the results of a 2009 investigation by Germany’s Spiegel, or Mirror, magazine, which is a mainstream German news site, that’s a bit more honest than America’s equivalents:

They headlined, very directly: «NATO's Eastward Expansion: Did the West Break Its Promise to Moscow?»

They identified what that «promise» was, which Russia claims was violated, and which Spiegel  was investigating: «that NATO's expansion into Eastern Europe violated commitments made during the negotiations over German reunification». The next sentence in Spiegel’s  report states unequivocally their conclusion: «Newly discovered documents from Western archives support the Russian position».

The question Spiegel’s  article discusses isn’t whether NATO’s continued existence is an evil, but instead whether NATO should have extended eastward up to Russia’s own borders — whether, to make this matter quite clear now, if the USSR had won, and its Warsaw Pact and not NATO had continued (though neither should have continued), the Warsaw Pact should have extended itself all the way to including Mexico and/or Canada? 

How would the American people have felt about that possibility - nuclear missiles aimed against them at their own border?  It’s so obviously disgusting (vile, actually - and what was John F. Kennedy determined to do if the USSR had placed nuclear millies in Cuba?), but do you learn in Western ‘news’ media that this is what the United States has done and is doing to Russia, and to Russia’s allies?

Here is how even Spiegel  concluded that the West lies about this history, though Spiegel  is itself a Western mainstream medium and so avoids saying it outright that directly, and instead veils the truth so that only the few people with brains and open minds will get the important point:

Spiegel  makes clear that their investigation of the actual paper record shows that the then merely West German side, which was negotiating reunification of Germany with the then merely Eastern half of Germany, is exactly in accord with what Russia’s allegations have been saying all along, and exactly the opposite of what West Germany’s Foreign Minister then, Hans Dietrich Genscher, has been asserting to have been the case. Here is how we learn this from Spiegel:

Jack Matlock, the US ambassador in Moscow at the time, has said in the past that Moscow was given a «clear commitment». Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the German foreign minister in 1990, says this was precisely not the case.


After speaking with many of those involved and examining previously classified British and German documents in detail, SPIEGEL has concluded that there was no doubt that the West did everything it could to give the Soviets the impression that NATO membership was out of the question for countries like Poland, Hungary or Czechoslovakia.


On Feb. 10, 1990, between 4 and 6:30 p.m., Genscher spoke with Shevardnadze. According to to the German record of the conversation, which was only recently declassified, Genscher said: «We are aware that NATO membership for a unified Germany raises complicated questions. For us, however, one thing is certain: NATO will not expand to the east». And because the convers[at]ion revolved mainly around East Germany, Genscher added explicitly: «As far as the non-expansion of NATO is concerned, this also applies in general».

Never does Spiegel  state outright that Genscher was lying; but, an intelligent person recognizes that if «the non-expansion of NATO… applies in general», then the promise made was excluding any eastward expansion of NATO at all. Not only «NATO will not expand to the east», but NATO will not expand. How much clearer can it be than that?

In other words: Genscher lies when he says that there was no «clear commitment».

For some reason, Russian officials don’t accuse the West of having «lied». Perhaps they feel that it would only exacerbate relations even further than the West itself has already done by its constant lying. However, wouldn’t it be better for the confrontation to come upon the battlefield of truth, than upon the battlefield of war?

The U.S. and its allies have been lying through their teeth in order not only to continue NATO, but to extend it up to Russia’s borders — in other words: for conquest.

For more about this key historical reality, the reader can click here, to see that there’s lots more than just the record disproving Genscher’s lies, but especially the record disproving the lies by U.S. officials.

Let me then summarize that here: George Herbert Walker Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev were the principals (Bush for the U.S. aristocracy; Gorbachev for the populations of the Soviet Union). Genscher and James Baker and Eduard Shevardnadze, etc. were merely agents; and Bush had his agents lie to Gorbachev’s agents, to say that NATO would not expand at all eastward. But he then, only later, instructed them not to follow through on what they had said, not to behave truthfully — but instead to set things up so as to allow the U.S. military alliance to extend right up to Russia’s borders. Here is how he instructed them to perform in this shameful (and potentially catastrophic) manner in private:

West German transcripts from the two leaders’ February 24–25 summit at Camp David show [that] Bush made his feelings about compromising with Moscow clear to Kohl: ‘To hell with that!’ he said. ‘We prevailed, they didn’t.’… In April, Bush spelled out this thinking in a confidential telegram to French President François Mitterrand… Bush was making it clear to Mitterrand that the dominant security organization in a post–Cold War Europe had to remain NATO.

The puppetmaster, Bush, sprung upon Kohl and Mitterrand the instruction for them to just keep up the lie, but that it would be  a lie. They had believed what they had said when they said it, but were now instructed not to fulfill on it. What they had said would be a lie; they were instructed about this, only after they had said what they had believed to be true. From that point on, the anti-Russia thrust of the U.S. aristocracy, which controls the aristocracies (such as Europe’s) that are its allies, was clear; and the only way to disobey would be to become blackballed and trashed. Their careers would have been destroyed if they had disobeyed Bush.

Both in my own article there, and in the Spiegel  one, the ancillary questions, such as why this promise had never been made in writing (though Gorbachev wanted it to be), are also discussed. However, something should be pointed out here regarding the Spiegel  article, namely that Gorbachev’s Foreign Minister Shevardnadze was also shown there to be lying to Spiegel’s  reporters, and not noted there to have been lying to them. Shevardnadze, «speaking in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, says that there were no such assurances from the West». In other words: he told, to Spiegel, a thing that was contradicting what Spiegel  found in their own examination of Genscher’s papers from the period of the negotiations. Genscher had been negotiating then with Shevardnadze, and according to Genscher’s papers, Shevardnadze had indeed been informed by Genscher that NATO wouldn’t expand, at all. What Shevardnadze’s motive was for this, is not known, and Spiegel’s  reporters didn’t even bring up to Shevardnadze the fact that what he was telling them was in direct contradiction of the written record. (Perhaps Shevardnadze, now retired after having become Georgia’s President, was hoping in 2009 to be favorably viewed by aristocrats in the West. Keeping up the lie would have fit for that purpose. But, even if he had been asked, he wouldn’t have given that explanation.) 

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George Herbert Walker’s having instructed his agents to lie and to avoid any signed treaty on this crucial historical matter, was the West’s Original Sin.

Europe’s remaining allied with the U.S. and participating in NATO, especially after having been instructed by America to lie, and to have deceived Gorbachev, who behaved honorably throughout and afterward, is Europe’s great shame.

And truth is Russia’s great case.

The U.S. is, in fact, Europe’s enemy - not merely Russia’s enemy. Not merely the truth’s enemy. Not merely democracy’s enemy.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity

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DOGGONE's picture

Thwart terrorists!

End this massive deception by omission now!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Traditional United States is not found as Democracy, is found on rule of law, is republic. Only function of election is to remind custodial official they are quick remove if break law. But modern United States ("USSA") is neither democracy or republic, but is dictatorship because ruler (not leader) is rule (not lead) by dictate and is ignore law, both own law, and international law. It was fun while lasted.

cheka's picture

US doesn't belong in europe? 

even though frbny bailed out their banks....more than once

see buying of the 'toxic' derivs

see monstrous currency 'swaps'

those two events should stamp out any talk of currency war/competition between frn/euro

euro is nothing but frn in drag

NidStyles's picture

Correction, the Jewish Lobby in the US is Europe's enemy. 





ConfederateH's picture

Well said Nid.  I will add that like Russia has "the great case of truth", so did Hitler.  See how much that helped him in the face of zionist control of the entire west.

Unfortunately, the jews will not be forced out, their fangs have sunk in far too deep.  The west has been stupified for over a hundred years and is enduring a perpetual ongoing gang rape by the zionist thugs.

Edit:  I take that back Nid, you wimp who deletes posts because he is afraid of the jew.

Pumpkin's picture

They really are not.


Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Calmyourself's picture

I for one would like a "trigger" warning whenever Jimmy Carter is invoked as evidence for water being wet or sky blue..  That said of course we are an oligarchy duh..

ebworthen's picture

The great tragedy is that Russia is more "American" and more Northern European than a lot of Europe or the U.S.

For us to throw them to the "dogs" as it were, is a refutation of 1/3 or 1/2 of Western Civilization, to our loss.

A crying fucking shame, and incredibly fucking stupid and wrong; but it fits someone's agenda.

doctor10's picture

The "cold war" started at Nuremburg when Joe Stalin and his buddies looked at what was going down with Hitler's crowd and realized what was in store for them unless they dropped the "Iron Curtain"

As for "why' re NATO-

"All wars are bankers wars"

MSimon's picture

There are no oligarchs in Russia? Great news.

loub215's picture

You know they have drugs for delusion and paranoia now, right? You should try them...

LetThemEatRand's picture

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford

Indeed, there are drugs for this delusion and paranoia.  Prozac, Alcohol, football, TV, crack, coke, blind patriotism to a flag without understanding what it stands for, etc.  



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Anonymous User (not verified) LetThemEatRand Nov 22, 2015 10:44 PM

Don't forget Smut.

Everyone seems to want to be famous nowadays...and baby they don't stop at nothing for getting it.


fel.temp.reparatio's picture

...go and peddle your porn links on WSJ, you'll get a better response.

OldPhart's picture

Unannounced porn links are pretty damned rude.  Particularly if someone's on break at work or reading side by side with the family. 


Anonymous User's picture
Anonymous User (not verified) OldPhart Nov 23, 2015 3:25 AM

That's the beauty of it. Life is full of surprises.

BTW, one should be WORKING not browsing and if you have family.. spend time with THEM !


detached.amusement's picture

There's still a thing called decorum, you asswipe.  You're too goddam ignorant to even know you're being disrespectful by posting it.

chiswickcat's picture

It's a good free porn site. Thanks for the link.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

So then Lord Acton was right.

 “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”:.
Who'd a thunk it?
fudge's picture

he is also right about this..

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."

FrankHerbert's picture

it's not so much that power corrupts, but that power attracts the corruptible.

skistroni's picture

Plus power attracts corruption as the thieves get more bang for their buck by corrupting a centralized government.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

It isn't that power attracts the corruptible, rather that once you obtain absolute power, the corruption is absolute. 


The best Sun's picture

Right out of your excellent novel "Chapterhouse Dune".

Quoted at the beginning of one of its chapters.

Your finest work.

Baby Bladeface's picture
Baby Bladeface (not verified) Nov 22, 2015 10:26 PM

The U.S. is, in fact, humanity’s enemy - not merely Russia’s enemy. Not merely the truth’s enemy. Not merely Europe’s enemy.

Now is fixed for you.

JamaicaJim's picture

The U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND THE HIDDEN HAND(S) THAT CONTROL IT is, in fact, humanity’s enemy - not merely Russia’s enemy. Not merely the truth’s enemy. Not merely Europe’s enemy.


NOW it's fixed

Motasaurus's picture

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

The United States is at fault. If your government is a threat to humanity, it is your duty to throw them off. That the United States, and her citizens, have failed to do so, is evidence that the United States is as dangerous as her leaders. 

bigkahuna's picture

By apathy and its subsequent neglect - yes.

Bob's picture


When we talk about leaving other countries and governments the hell alone to solve their own problems, whatever they might be, because it is the people themselves who are responsible for what their own governments do, however vile, rather than the US' perogative to interfere, whether covertly or overtly, we assert this very truth. 

Problem is that Americans want to then turn around and cover themselves in the warm blanket of blind innocence--but we're all just sheeple! we've been made sheeple, we have no say! we don't know! it's not our fault! etc. 

Fact is that the buck stops with the American people regardless of the bullshit.  If we have a dictatorship, it's our own responsibility to throw it off.  If we don't--if we don't even try--we're responsible for its actions. 

We're pathetic.  People caressing the triggers of their precious Second Amendment rights and pretending that just having a gun is the whole point.  If they ever use it, however, it will be against their fellow citizens when food shortages and other problems finally kick in.

Stereotypical or not, I think a comparison to Nazi Germany is instructive regarding the level of moral debauchery we've attained as a people.  Nazi Germany is also an apt example because of its unprovoked wars of aggression, a record the US has certainly matched in the past 14 years.  History has come to scorn the claims of the "Good Germans" who plead that they were good people, but nonetheless did not stand up against a murderous regime. 

I look at the situation those "Good Germans" were in, however:  Germans were literally starving at the time!  One can at least understand how desperate people can line up to vote for a murderous government that promises to lift the economy to a survival level.  Compare that to the US, where the big stressor facing the poor, poor sheeple is where to eat out next, what to buy, which movie to watch or sports team to cheer for.  Really, sheeple?!  While our government established police state controls and spread murder and mahem across the ME, we were all out shopping. Or saying radical things on the internet. 

Shopping is not a good excuse.  Neither is paying the bills.  It's hard to escape the conclusion that of all the world's most "powerless" people, we're the most corrupt and indefensibly irresponsible of all. 

Sheeple is no excuse. 

DavidPierre's picture

Peace activist Ken O’Keefe and Journalist Gearóid ó Colmáinl explain in a 6 minute video why the zioNazi's “war AND terror” and ISIS attacks. like the one in Paris. are the creation of Western governments and the global elite.

Pumpkin's picture

The real source of the problem is worse than most even know.


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Jim in MN's picture



USA out of Eurasia.


Just Do It.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

I don't think they're there.

Israel has some F-15 in Azerbaijan, but the IAF pilots could wake up one morning and find all their planes had flat tires. 

Dre4dwolf's picture

My perspective:

U.S. defeated Germany in WWII

Germany defeated Europe and took over when the E.U. Formed and through subversive measures economically destroyed Europe so that it couldn't put up a fight even if it wanted to.

The U.S. , U.K. and Chinese Governments have been taken over by some unknown third party with interests in starting WWIII for unknown reasons, probably just clearing some of the population out.


That's where we stand.

Nazis own Europe

Someone else or the Nazis own the U.S. and the U.K. 

Russia is against everyone and the NWO and wants to ensure is own survival in the aftermath of the coming Wars.

And well here we are at the edge of a cliff.



PeeramidIdeologies's picture

The reason is well known. This planet is fucked unless there are some major changes made.
Plan B is never going to work until they figure out how to travel through time as opposed to space.
War is the only remaining option.

dogismycopilot's picture

Russia won WWII through their degradation of the German War Machine.

Imagine Normandy Beach if the Russians hadn't tied up more than half the German Army on the Eastern Front? 

Russia lost 20 million people - US lost 500,000


cookies anyone's picture

Discovery Channel "Battlefield": ..."The western front consisted of 22 German divisions, the eastern 600 german divisions..." You were saying something?

HenryHall's picture

None of this changes the fact that US is determined that the planet shall be destroyed by thermonuclear war. They will not rest until the entire planet in lain waste.

Or at least the entire Northern hemisphere.

OneHorseCarriage's picture

Israel is controlling the situation.

OneHorseCarriage's picture

Israel is controlling the situation.

assistedliving's picture

who is this commie?  What doesn’t belong in Europe is the U.S., not in any way whatsoever, especially since the U.S. is now a dictatorship. 

In any way whatsoever?  After we re-created Europe, more or less in our image?  After saving your ass after you've been killing each other

the past 100 years?  Because your "military" cannot even fly to Libya without our help, let alone shoot anything without our intelligence,

material and protection?  If you're a puppet, and you are, Grow up.  Then try to say something intelligent.  There is serious S&^T happening and this whining screed adds


fudge's picture

might be best if the assistance was removed.

TeaClipper's picture

Might not be a choice soon given how bankrupt the US is. (Morally and financially)

Flybyknight's picture

History shows it was Russia that saved Europes arse , with help from the USA, which rather supoorts the authors point of view not yours.

assistedliving's picture

so you'd rather be speaking Russian than Amerkan?  if you imagine i'm saying how great we are you would be mistaken.  someone

far smarter than i ended a great saying with ..."until you consider the alternatives"

opport.knocks's picture

Russia is finding it's way after the disaster of Peristroika, admittedly not without some misteps. The USA has completely lost their way and only an event of the magnitude of the Russian Revolution will bring it back. 

Learn from Russia and don't let the Bolshevics manage the revolution. Chase all the tools of AIPAC and dual citizens from the government as the first order of business.

TeaClipper's picture

To be honest, as a white European, yes I would rather be speaking Russian than errrr "American" (Though i presume you meant English), as things have turned out. At least Putin protects and preserves his own culture

Tall Tom's picture

There are many differences between English and 'Merikan.


Here is a Rockabilly Song by the Screaming Blue Messiahs, "I Can Speak American".


Listen to the lyrics.

Victor999's picture

I doubt that you are intelligent enough to learn Russian anyway, so the question is moot.