Communist Eurasia landgraps continue unabated

“Trump’s shift on the Golan indirectly validated Russia’s seizure of Crimea.”

By Yaroslav Trofimov
Sept. 19, 2020 Anno Domini
Wall Street Journal

When the founders of the U.N. gatheredered in San Francisco after the Nazis’ defeat in 1945, they made a bold decision: to outlaw territorial conquest, the method by which many of the world’s borders had been shaped. The new U.N. Charter barred members of the world body “from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”

For decades afterward, the inviolability of existing international borders—regardless of how well they matched a region’s ethnic makeup or served historical justice—was one of the most widely invoked principles of global affairs. The broad U.S.-led coalition to restore the independence of Kuwait—annexed in 1990 by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq as its wayward 19th province—stood as a testament to the endurance of that postwar proposition.

But today, in a newly unmoored international order in which the strong increasingly exercise raw power over the weak, old territorial grievances are bubbling up to the surface again. This new willingness to try to alter borders by force is arising just as the U.S., which for decades guaranteed the stability of the international system, is pulling back from its global commitments and the institutions that it helped to forge in the wake of World War II. In many major capitals, an irredentist ambition to grab the territory of neighbors is driving policy once again.

“Our habit that borders remain fixed is the product of a very recent past, of the second half of the 20th century and the Cold War. If you look at European history, there has not been a single century when borders didn’t shift in a radical way,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a Moscow think tank that advises the Russian government.

“A principle of international relations is not some commandment from Moses. It’s the product of a balance of power and interests,” he added. “When someone is able to ensure that those rules and principles are observed, they are observed. When this ability ends, they are no longer observed.”

Countries have invaded each other since the dawn of history, but irredentism—a belief that historic parts of one’s country under supposedly unjust foreign rule must be reunited with the homeland—is a much more recent invention. The term was coined in 1877 by the Italian politician Matteo Renato Imbriani. Speaking at his father’s funeral, he pledged not to rest until all of Italy’s “terre irredente”— “unredeemed lands” then under the Austro-Hungarian crown—were liberated.

DONETSK REGION, UKRAINE – MAY 8, 2020: Flags of the Soviet Red Army and the Donetsk People’s Republic on display during a ceremony held by Denis Pushilin, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, to lay wreaths at the Saur-Mogila memorial to the Red Army ahead of the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II. Valentin Sprinchak/TASS (Photo by Valentin SprinchakTASS via Getty Images)

Irredentism quickly grew into a potent political force, legitimizing demands for territorial conquest and helping to
spark both world wars. The most consequential irredentist movement, of course, arose in Germany, where Hitler promised to reunite the German Volk, newly divided by supposedly unfair post-World War I frontiers, into a rejuvenated Third Reich.

The horrors unleashed by the resulting war triggered a profound reset of international norms—and a hard-won belief that insisting on fixed, inviolable borders would help to ward off future aggression and conflict. African states that became independent in the 1960s and 1970s universally agreed not to challenge their frontiers, many of which were arbitrarily drawn by colonial powers. In 1970, West Germany accepted the loss of what is now western Poland. Argentina’s irredentist invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982 ended in a military rout and the downfall of its military dictatorship. While the breakups of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in the early 1990s caused several civil wars and created a half-dozen separatist enclaves, the existing administrative borders of the component Soviet and Yugoslav republics remained as the internationally recognized frontiers of newly independent states such as Georgia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Then came Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014—the first irredentist change of borders in Europe since World War II. This major breach of established global rules met with only halfhearted international repercussions, such as mild sanctions by the U.S. and the European Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s territorial grab was followed later that year by a semi-covert invasion of Russian forces into Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

UGLEGORSK, UKRAINE – FEBRUARY 7: A Ukrainian paramilitary is found dead by pro-Russian rebels outside a damaged house on February 7, 2015 in Uglegorsk, Ukraine. According to Pro-Russian rebels, control of Uglegorsk, on the frontline near Debaltseve, was regained two days ago, after eight days of fierce fighting. (Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images)

“We have chipped away at the foundations of international law by doing nothing, or doing very little, in response,” said Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who served as president of Estonia in 2006-16. “It is a very dangerous trend, especially for small countries like mine. If you are a small country, what do you really have except international law and its prohibitions on aggression and changing borders through force?”

Mr. Putin, who sees himself as the “gatherer of Russian lands” unfairly lost during the Soviet Union’s collapse, has repeatedly called Ukraine an unredeemed part of the historic Russian homeland. He holds the same view of Belarus, now undergoing an unprecedented democratic upheaval. “I believe that the Belarusians, the Russians and the Ukrainians are one people,” he said last year.

Russia’s brazenness in Crimea went a long way to embolden China’s communist leaders. Much like Mr. Putin, President Xi Jinping is focused on restoring his country’s erstwhile glory. He has already erased much of the distinctiveness of Hong Kong, a former British colony, and is becoming more vocal about absorbing Taiwan, a former Japanese possession that has never been ruled by the Chinese Communist Party. 

“Crimea certainly had an impact on China because it showed that the West was powerless to stop a territorial grab,” said Minxin Pei of Claremont McKenna College. “Eastern Ukraine also gave China some ideas that you could run a ‘hybrid warfare,’ making the life of Ukraine—or Taiwan—very miserable without crossing the line of a real war.”

Beijing is also making irredentist claims over swaths of north India, where Chinese troops engaged in a deadly clash with Indian forces in June, and the South China Sea, where China has erected outposts in areas claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and others. This year, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan’s foreign ministries protested after official Chinese publications described large parts of their countries as historic Chinese territories that should return to the motherland.

“China is certainly a very revisionist power,” said retired Rear Adm. Sudarshan Shrikhande, a former chief of India’s naval intelligence. “It’s quite astounding how China seems to be wanting to simultaneously rub so many countries the wrong way.”

Smaller powers are showing irredentist leanings too. Over the past three years, the Turkish military has occupied some parts of Syria and Iraq that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said should have remained in Turkey after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire a century ago. In recent weeks, Turkey also came close to a military confrontation with Greece over Ankara’s expansive new claims over the Eastern Mediterranean, a crisis that has prompted some senior Turkish officials to question Greece’s sovereignty over Greek islands close to the Anatolian mainland such as Rhodes. “Our civilization is one of conquest,” Mr. Erdogan thundered in August.

Meanwhile, Hungary’s nationalist leader, Viktor Orban, regularly decries the 1920 Trianon treaty that left large ethnic Hungarian minorities outside of Hungary’s borders. Since 2017, he has blocked Ukraine’s formal co-operation with NATO over the status of Ukraine’s ethnic Hungarian minority.

Even the U.S. is no longer universally committed to the principle of the inviolability of international borders. Last year, President Donald Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel took from Syria in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Israel had been prepared to return the land to Syria for peace as recently as the mid-2000s. The Kremlin happily noted that Mr. Trump’s shift on the Golan indirectly validated Russia’s seizure of Crimea.

The need to counter this drift toward greater acceptance of territorial conquest is becoming increasingly urgent, warned Daniela Schwarzer, director of the German Council on Foreign Relations. “It’s a very grim picture that is emerging,” she said. Unless the trend can be reversed, she added, “the gate will be open for chaos in many regions of the world.”

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  1. Some interesting links;
    OCCULT FORCES NWO ILLUMINATI FREEMASONS 1943(second half of film very revealing)
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Ihr5jryBeVUy/
    FROM MAJOR JORDAN’S DIARY AMERICAN LEND LEASE ALLOWED THE SOVIETS TO GET NUKES.(FDR gave nuke secrets to Soviets 1942)
    A FEW OF FDR’S TRAITOROUS RING EXPOSED – MAJOR JORDAN’S DIARIES.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/0BzLhcgzIsqE/

    The Truth About the Revolution(Police using IDF tactics Knee on head restraining thuggery)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt5qy3RUOrw

    ISRAELI TRAINING INTERNATIONAL POLICE FORCES .
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/nW3MTbc7UosY/

    Misuse of PCR tests – Worst Crime Against Humanity Ever
    https://brandnewtube.com/watch/misuse-of-pcr-tests-worst-crime-against-humanity-ever_jIEzyvxLUfKKocD.html
    The Masonic Handshakes behind the War in Armenia & 911
    https://fromrome.info/2020/09/28/the-masonic-handshakes-behind-the-war-in-armenia-911/

    The War on Armenia discussed here, says its a War against Christians again,as if the Armenians have not suffered enough.
    NATO is used to attack Christians.Ukraine is backing Azerbijan(Christian Ukraine backing Armenias enemies ,Ukraine is a lapdog of the Jews with a Jewish leader as if they Ukraine has not suffered at their hands of Masonic Jewry.Israel providing weaponry to Azerbijan as they did to India recently with their confrontations with Pakistan and supplied weapons to Argentina during the Falklands War after goading them into the Falklands War.

    In a previous transmission at fromrome.info they mentioned that the Former Soviet leaders in Eastern Europe the Communists are still in power kept their positions and just changed name to Social Democrat, fits in nicely with the Perestroika Deception.Angela Merkel Christian Democrats joined the Social Democrats,she hates Christians and Germans,
    so it fits nicely.
    https://concisepolitics.com/2017/09/25/angela-merkel-second-jewish-ruler-of-germany-and-first-communist-ruler/
    https://fromrome.info/2020/10/02/live-the-war-in-armenia-a-catholic-perspective/

    Erdogan a Donmeh Jew more here.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Fe6OkSz7zv64/
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Fe6OkSz7zv64/

    Zionist Falklands War
    http://theflameuk.com/Thatchers%20Falklands.html

    Perestroika Deception.
    https://fitzinfo.net/perestroika-deception/
    Trump Masonic Grip
    https://ia600902.us.archive.org/29/items/TrumpMasonicGrip_201903/Trump%20Masonic%20Grip.jpg

    Masonry.
    https://archive.org/download/bush_putin_china_prez/bush_putin_china_prez.jpg
    http://chuckmaultsby.net/id51.html

  2. THE HIDDEN HAND -THE SECRET WORLD GOVERNMENT 1926-Audio Book
    Why WW1 was fought, the real reason for the American Civil War(It was to split the America between the French and British
    (Both controlled by Rothschilds as they are today)only the Tsar stopped the Rothschilds with his fleet that is why they destroyed him) and why 10 kings and 6 Tsars were assassinated, who created Napoleon then destroyed him. Official History is Fiction.

    Part1
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/psP0wGTPTvvg/
    Part2
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Q5T9fgWbR9zF/

    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/97VKnQYxowbB/

  3. The Myth of White Privilege, and the intentional false guilt inference to enable the suicide of Europeans their Culture and Christianity.
    The truth about White poverty and Slavery.

    57% of Children in working class Manchester died before their fifth birthday in 1840.
    Video On The Conveniently Forgotten White Slave Trade.
    https://youtu.be/ntRJtESy0L0
    More White Slaves were taken to Africa than Blacks to America. The White Slaves in North Africa were guarded by Black Guards that is where the word Blaggard comes from, they were chained to the wall at night.”However, by far the worst fate for a Barbary slave was being assigned to man the oars of galleys. Rowers were shackled where they sat, and never allowed to leave. Sleeping, eating, defecation and urination took place at the seat. Overseers would crack the whip over the bare backs of any slaves considered not to be working hard enough.”https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa/white-slaves-barbary-002171
    ………………………………………….
    Such indentured servants were, for the most part, convicts, who served a
    term of four to seven years laboring on the farms, plantations, and
    estates in Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, and the Carolinas in exchange
    for their freedom. But they represented only a small fraction of the
    hundreds of thousands of whites who remained slaves for life. Such
    slavery was hereditary: children of the white slaves also became chattel
    without hope of freedom.
    https://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/11/30/most-slaves-in-america-were-white/

    The First Black Slave for Life.
    In addition to owning white redemptioners, Anthony and Mary Johnson(both black) also owned black servants. In the 1640’s John Casor was brought to the Virginia Colony, where he was purchased by Anthony Johnson. In 1653 Casor filed a complaint in Virginia’s Northamption County Court, claiming that his master had unjustly extended the term of his servitude with the intent of keeping Casor his servant for life. In his formal written pleading Casor alleged: “Yt hee come unto Virginia for seaven or eight years of Indenture, yt he had demanded his freedom of Anth. Johnson his masfter; & further sd yt hee had kept him his servt seaven years longer than he should or ought.” [Original spelling.] Johnson, insisting he knew nothing of an indenture, fought hard to retain what he regarded as his personal property, stating, “hee had ye Negro for his life.” On March 5, 1655 the presiding judge, Captain Samuel Goldsmith, ruled that “the said Jno Caster Negro shall forthwith bee returned to the service of his master Anthony Johnson.” Casor went with the Johnson’s to Maryland and was still owned by Mary Johnson in 1672.
    http://www.ironbarkresources.com/slaves/whiteslaves09.htm

    In 1652 John Johnson(Black), Anthony Johnson’s eldest son, purchased eleven incoming white males and females, and received 550 acres adjacent to his father.
    http://www.ironbarkresources.com/slaves/whiteslaves09.htm

    FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES IRISH, SCOTS, POOR ENGLISHMEN ENDED UP AS SLAVES IN AMERICA.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/uPmLn57JKySd/

    https://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/11/30/most-slaves-in-america-were-white/

    HISTORY OF THE JEWISH SLAVE TRADE.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/z6RmO4J3su3v/

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