“US President Donald Trump is well aware of Russia’s pattern of evil activities and wants to reform the international order to reverse the current situation”, said UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt delusionally.
It certainly cannot escape the US’s trans-Atlantic deep state operators that the ongoing and continued embargo program, which they erroneously and arrogantly term as ‘sanctions’, can only lead the pro-Atlanticist US and parts of Europe into a military conflict with several Eurasian powers simultaneously.
Such a conflict would likely see the end of human civilization on the planet. Given that anatomically modern man has been on earth for upwards of 250,000 years, and yet we have less than 12,000 years of archaeological history, perhaps this is a cycle of ‘rise’ and ‘destruction’ that has occurred ten or twenty times in history. But back to the mundane:
“I think he absolutely understands the importance of the international order as we know it. You don’t have to persuade him that Russia is up to nefarious activity which is not acceptable and breaches international norms. But his view is that if this international order is going to work, it’s got to be reformed. It’s got to change,” Hunt said in an interview with Axios on Wednesday.
The interview comes as Hunt is visiting Washington for the first time as a foreign minister. On Tuesday, Hunt called for tougher sanctions from the international community against Russia in response to the case of the Skripals’ poisoning.
It’s interesting to note that within the UK, there is a belief that the UK still has a prominent place in world events, that the statements of its leaders and the actions of its governments are by themselves somehow meaningful. But for the rest of the world, it is more than evident that the UK lost its ability to project global power during the first half of the 20th century, a process that was well in effect 100 years ago.
So it is always the UK that is chest thumping in collusion with its former colony and now master, the US. Towards that end, we saw that Hunt’s statement came only have receiving instructions from his boss, the US’s Mike Pompeo.
To wit, earlier on Wednesday, the US State Department said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Hunt discussed the alleged Russian threat and counter-terrorism at their first meeting.
The British diplomat also advocated opening Trump to a dialogue with all countries, despite strong differences with some of them, as “a business mindset.”
“The traditional western foreign policy has been that if we disapprove of something someone’s done, we don’t just take action but we stop the engagement as well. He takes the view that actually you need to engage with people. I think it’s a business mentality. He’s always looking for a way to re-cast the deal,” he said.
He was also partly on Trump’s side amid the latter’s threat to impose tariffs on the European Union (EU) automotive industry, noting that the president had tried to correct a “clear [trade] imbalance.”
Russian-British relations deteriorated significantly after London accused Moscow of orchestrating the attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the British town of Salisbury in March, with what British experts claim to be the nervous agent A234, otherwise known as novichok. Moscow vehemently denied all charges, pointing to the lack of any evidence to substantiate them.
The UK launched an anti-Moscow campaign urging its allies to express solidarity with London, which resulted in the expulsion of several Russian diplomats from Western countries. Earlier this month, the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Moscow over its alleged involvement in the Salisbury incident. The first wave of restrictions came into effect on Wednesday.
Given the base of world events, and the loss of American power world-wide, which was seen to have dramatically declined after a series of losses, both militarily and diplomatic, in Syria, we are approaching a time soon that US media will be viewed much the way as UK media – a fly on the chariot wheel of history shouting ‘charge’.
In the meanwhile, the US is losing its control over the EU. FRN uniquely covered ‘Brexit’ as being simultaneously a legitimate expression of the British layman, but also ‘not’ the sort of Euro-skepticism that Russia has strategically supported in the central and eastern Mediterranean, and eastern Europe. Rather, ‘Brexit’ represents in some part, a US move against growing EU sovereignty from its trans-Atlantic ties. Thus, trans-Atlantic supported euro-Skepticism works as a threat upon the EU to keep it towing a trans-Atlantic line, whereas Russia has operationalized euro-Skepticism in order to simply pressure the EU to normalize relations with Russia, and end the embargo program, known erroneously as ‘sanctions’.