Brexit Puts NATO at Risk Too, Putin Ally Says

Many in both Moscow and the West believe, happily or unhappily, that Britain’s vote to leave the EU will spark similar referenda in other member states and result in the EU’s demise. Some in both, again happily or unhappily, believe it will lead to an end of sanctions on Russia, given that their chief advocate won’t be in the EU any longer.

But a close Putin ally, Boris Titov who is Vladimir Putin’s ombudsman for businesses and entrepreneurs has pointed to an even more serious consequence of the vote, one he and his boss clearly welcome but many in the West should fear: the severing of the European-American link that is most clearly institutionalized in NATO.

On his Facebook page immediately after the British vote, Titov wrote the following: “It seems that it has happened – the UK is out!!! In my view, the most important long-term consequence of all this is this: the exit will tear Europe away from the Anglo-Saxons, that is, from the United States”.

And that in turn means, he says in words that reflect his most obvious hope and the fears of many in the Western alliance that this UK decision “is not the independence of Britain from Europe but the independence of Europe from the US.  And from this to a united Eurasia is not very far only about ten years.”

Destroying NATO has been a Moscow goal since Soviet times because Soviet and now Russian leaders recognize that it is the chief integument between Europe and the United States. Without that link and without that organization, individual European countries will have to deal with an increasingly assertive Russia on their own, exactly what Moscow wants.

But the danger to NATO is even more immediate than that, as the Kremlin clearly intends. An alliance in which no one has any confidence is like a religion no one any longer believes, and the Brexit vote will lead ever more NATO members to have doubts about the alliance’s longterm integrity and viability, doubts that have existed since Prishtina.

As diplomats and political analysts have pointed out in many contexts, the most difficult step is often the first one; and once it is made, others will follow.  So far, most commentators have been talking about the future of the EU. They should be focusing on the future of NATO as well because the spirit of isolationism is abroad, and it will spread from the economy to security.

If that happens – and no one should ever forget that this is Moscow’s most cherished goal – the countries of Europe will lose the security that the alliance has guaranteed for more than half a century and have to confront a resurgent Russia on their own without any confidence that the West will help them.

The new members in the eastern part of the continent will feel this threat first, but those older ones in the western part and also those in North America will not escape this danger if the forces that gave Brexit forces a victory are not addressed and countered. Despite what many think, it is not just “the economy stupid.” It is something much more than that.

From Paul Goble’s Window on Eurasia

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  • The U.S. State Dept. has been infested with communists since WW1 and Woodrow Wilson, they tried to steal the Russian elections for their comrades in the Russian Communist Party through non-profit n.g.o.s… just like at home in America…

    But Vladimir Putin beat them, so they launched a fággot jihad against the Russian Orthodox church over the punk rock band and the Olympics (something Bítch Romney stupidly piled onto)… Miss neo-kabbalah lesbian Madonna, now rumored to be a Muslim convert, was flown in to agitate while Hillary was on a world-wide gay pride tour.

    When the Iron Curtain came down the Bolsheviks all fled to the other side because they knew what the Russians would do to them after 100 years of communism. The best thing about Russia getting Crimea back… Catherine the Great took it from the Turks… What happened right after Russia retook Crimea? The Russian FSB searched all the Turks living there… Why? Because NATO sponsors Islamist terrorism when it suits them to.

    The EUSSR needed Libya’s oil, but Muammar Gadaffi decided he wanted gold instead of worthless fiat currency from the EU… What was the first thing NATO did when Gaddafi was deposed besides stealing all of Libya’s gold? Form a new government? NOPE, they formed a new Libyan national bank. Now, why would they do that? Because even if Muammar was deposed, he and his heirs would still be the sole proprietors!

    While Leon Puñettas was so busy with gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon, three Navy Seals and a U.S. ambassador were murdered, all because everyone was being so fúcking gay.

    Like with the nonsense in Syria, the U.S. State Department armed terrorist rebels to get rid of Gadaffi, the same ones that killed Ambassador Stevens and stole weapons from that secret armory in the basement… It was easy to dispose of the hated Muammar Gaddafi, but Bashar al Assad has friends… Syria and Ukraine are the same scenario as Serbia… NATO bombed Serbia so the IMF could make loans for rebuilding and get control of Serbian iridium assets.

    Albanian Muslims operate human slaughterhouses in Kosovo where they rip out the organs of Christians to sell to Turkey and Saudi Arabia… How is Hillary Clinton’s “reset button” working out for America, comrade Goble?

    Without the US military killing people and breaking things, there is no future growth path for them. So they send their puppets like Kasich and Romney out to talk up the fight against “evil” and threaten Russia and China, hoping to fool those dumb white ‘Murkins one more time into sending their sons off to die for God and Country and Goldman Sachs.

    The IMF is in bed with the Turks, Saudis, and NATO, they are worried about a Trump audit of the Federal Reserve… and about Trump and Putin teaming up to destroy them once and for all… Trump is a vote for peace, and peace does not make money for the weapon industry. The pseudo secular media and their globalist masters profit from destabilization.

    Sodom Hussein Obama could not get Congressional support for an invasion of Syria. If he could, he would…

    Puzzle piece number 1. Why are we being told about these 51 State Department dissenters ? Obviously because Obama’s State Department wants us to be told.

    Puzzle piece number 2. Why is this story being pushed as the Saudi Prince who would be king is visiting with Obama ? Sauds want Assad gone so an oil pipeline can be built. Russians have stated that attacking Assad means war. Why start war with Russia ?

    Puzzle piece number 3. Hillary still controls the State Department. Or at least her people are still there. Russia is on the verge of releasing the emails they hacked before Hillary deleted them. The oil pipeline is what drives the Sauds and Qataris. Retaining control of US foriegn policy is what drives Hillary’s flying monkeys. Along with the millions the Saudis have paid her.

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