We really do live in a weird and strange World. One, which imposes job titles such as ‘Emotional Intelligence Coach’ which I have as yet to decipher the meaning.
Now that the fury of the so called Ukraine situation has somewhat diffused, I look back over the past couple of weeks and really wonder if the West and the United States really has an ounce of brain left to use and apply to everyday life. What logic and reason is left for those that say they lead us really apply?
Europe has been dragged into a new mild form of Cold War with Russia, by people who have the lowest form of intelligence in the known World – the USA.
Hilary Clinton who silently aspires to be the first female President of the United States for example, has referred and compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. Liam Fox MP refers to Putin as a ‘thug.’ Talk about the kettle calling the pot black – oops… not supposed to use the word black in this part of the World in case if offends those who are not white. Liam Fox MP was the ex-Defence Minister who threatened to kill Gaddafi, and when I wanted to prosecute him I was told in judicial words to ‘get stuffed.’ Shortly thereafter, Fox was thrown out of Government and I was well and truly stuffed with a 14 year prison sentence, on allegations that are now obvious to all, to be politically motivated. With police officers and a serving member of the Security Services on my Jury and a Judge handpicked, to ensure the prosecution had help when needed, I had as much chance as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.
But - back to the Ukraine and Crimea situation. Hilary Clinton also made the robust statement that the situation in Crimea was ‘akin to the Czech crisis in 1938.’ She was of course followed by a whole heap of political figures and even journalists who should know better.
It seems the political dogma, and taught history, in the West, is that Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, was a weak man not to take on Adolf Hitler in 1938, and the word ‘appeasement’ entered the political jargon, that has remained over 70 years later. Then Hilary Clinton said the only brave man was Winston Churchill who went on to save the World with, of course, American President Roosevelt.
What a load of nonsense. Yes, Adolf Hitler may well have been evil, but then, Stalin and Mao Tse-tung murdered nearly 200 million people – the whole population of the United States, at the end of World War II, yet Britain was the main ally of both!
Without doubt if Britain had gone to War with Germany in 1938, today there would be no language problems or literacy, because the super-efficient Germans would have abolished English for German. And another forgotten fact, that in 1938 the United States of America had a military of less than 50,000. Both, the United Kingdom and the United States of America were nowhere near ready for War and, if anything, Neville Chamberlain saved a planned attack on Britain in 1938.
Yet another systematical myth. When Britain did in fact go to War to save the ‘Polish Brothers’ they did not save it at all. The British allowed Poland to be devastated, bombed, and starved by Hitler, and when he had finished the British allowed Germany, Poland, Hungary and those nearby States to be swallowed up by Stalin. Some saving that was. Truly from the pot into the fire.
Talking of appeasement it was not Neville Chamberlain but Churchill who really raised the appeasement stakes. Churchill gifted all of Poland to Russia because Churchill had no choice. It was just an appeasement on the part of Chamberlain vs Churchill but desperate necessity. The Yalta Conference even put in writing by agreement, the disposal of Eastern Europe to Stalin!
That the Americans know nothing about history is obvious. To the US/UK anyone who even hints that Russia has a case over the Crimea becomes the ‘devil incarnate.’ I am but one. But as I say the Americans know nothing about history and less about Geography.
When I was at MGM, I once flew on our Corporate Gulfstream IV set from Los Angeles to Delaware with Alan Ladd Jr who was the head of our movie production. Giancarlo Parretti was with me. Ladd did not even know the capital of the State of Delaware where we had our corporate offices – for tax purposes only. Incredible.
The Americans, and sadly the British, have failed to distinguish the gargantuan difference between the old communist USSR and the Russian Federation of today which has a hard fast Christian population.
Russia is quite correct historically to be in fear of its neighbors’. Who drew the borders in 1992 when communism was overthrown with much help by the West! Talk of regime change in 1992. The West finally got rid of the ‘Reds.’
Can someone ask Cameron or Obama what actually has Russia done to the UK or USA? What difference does it make to Sevastopol whose flag flies there whether Russian, Ukraine, US or UK or even Botswana? It makes no difference to the UK, US or Botswana, but it sure as hell makes a big difference to the people who live in the Crimea which is why 96% voted to join the Russian Federation and did so, by peaceful means.
What about the International Law that was breached according to William Hague? I will be writing to Dominic Grieve QC, the Attorney General, to ask if he delivered an opinion on the matter and I bet you next year’s social security budget to a pound that the answer is in the negative.
The UK media paint Russia as the sinners and the Ukraine as near to heaven as Saints. What a joke.
Has anyone written the story in Kiev, in mid-March, of a group of thugs including a Ukrainian MP from the ‘Svoboda’ Party, who broke into the office of the State Television and physically attacked the Chief Executive Oleksandr Panteleymonov. They were, so proud of their actions as being an example of freedom of speech that they filmed it and placed the attack on YouTube.
Those are the people that Cameron and Obama want as friends.
Cameron and Obama are behaving truly like thugs and invoking a new Cold War that will benefit no one but – yes – those who make weapons and arms. Russia will feel threatened and order new nuclear weapons, and be justified in doing so, and so will the US/UK/France and the rest of the European Countries that aspire to nuclear powers.
But then most of the Cameron and Obama Government are Directors of Arms and ‘Security’ Companies so it’s a great way of getting rich.
They will flood the World with weapons, act aggressively and what will suffer will be education, social security, health care, pensions and all to ensure a Cold War.
Brrrr I feel the breeze already but whatever Cameron and Obama do, it won’t be in my name because I do know history, geography, literature, law and also possess common sense and a sense of logic. If I have failed in any of this it is only I that suffer.
The problem with Cameron and Obama making errors is that millions of others will pay the price not them.
Giovanni Di Stefano
PS: In 1960 the UK Prison Population was less than 20,000, in 1990 it was just under 45,000. Today it is 85,669 and only room for a couple of hundred more. What the hell has gone wrong with society here? Why did H M the Queen not use her Jubilee to call some kind of amnesty for heaven’s sake?
Written 26 March 2014