Empire USA, Illegale Kriege, Danielle Ganser
Danielle Ganser is a¬†swiss historian, who analysed NATO expansions and¬†crimes. He wrote 3 main books: ‚ÄúImperium USA: Die skrupellose Weltmacht‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúIllegale Kriege : Wie die NATO-LaŐąnder die UNO sabotieren. Eine Chronik von Kuba bis Syrien‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúNato-Geheimarmeen in¬†Europa : Inszenierter Terror und verdeckte KriegsfuŐąhrung‚ÄĚ.
The¬†books are available in¬†german and¬†french for¬†now, but¬†they may be translated in¬†the¬†time you read it.
Other books are available in¬†English: ‚ÄúNATO‚Äôs Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and¬†terrorism in¬†Western Europe‚ÄĚ. Also read some scientific papers. The¬†last one is about Russia and¬†the¬†USA in¬†the¬†Ukrainian conflict
In¬†these lectures, Danielle explained the¬†NATO hierarchy and¬†its expansion. NATO became the¬†largest military alliance that does not¬†care about any agreements between non-allies. For¬†example, the¬†agreement of¬†non-expansion to¬†the¬†east, which was signed at¬†the¬†beginning of¬†1990-th, was broken.
NATO is the¬†best alliance in¬†world history. This is because of¬†the¬†hierarchy: The¬†pentagon is the¬†center of¬†NATO. Danielle says that the¬†ministry of¬†defense in¬†the¬†USA is more like the¬†ministry of¬†offense. In¬†each country of¬†NATO American soldier is always the¬†decision maker, only he decides what NATO does.
The¬†USA, and¬†therefore NATO, like to¬†make 2 similar nations hate each other. They do it by¬†showing the¬†greatness, and¬†dominance of¬†one nation over another. America makes people think that people from another nation are no¬†one, that they are not¬†even the¬†people so that they don‚Äôt have any rights and¬†may be easily killed. It happened in¬†Turkey vs Kurds, Christians vs Muslims, Albanians vs Serbians, North vs South Koreans, Russians vs Ukrainians, and¬†even Republicans vs Democrats.
By¬†doing so, America does not¬†need to¬†start a¬†war themselves and¬†make Americans dead. Instead, they supply one of¬†the¬†nations with weapons (Americans sell the¬†weapons by¬†giving credits, that some countries can‚Äôt pay out. Therefore, America dictates a¬†country what to¬†do in¬†exchange for¬†restructuring a¬†credit. That is what will happen with Ukraine if Ukraine does not¬†vanish from maps). In¬†the¬†end, one country loses by¬†giving up territories and¬†being dependent on¬†the¬†winner, and¬†America gets control and¬†loyalty over the¬†winner. (the¬†credit idea was made by¬†me, Danielle was not¬†talking about it).
Danielle said, that the¬†UN cannot force any sanctions against 5 major countries: the¬†USA, Russia, Great Britain, France, and¬†China. These countries have Veto rights, the¬†right to¬†cancel any decisions. Therefore, such countries can do terrorism, and¬†start wars with anyone and¬†the¬†UN can‚Äôt do anything against it.
Danielle also argues about the¬†9/11 event. The¬†government prohibits discussions about the¬†event. Some scientists and¬†architects dispute the¬†way, how the¬†third building fell. this house fell straight down, that may only happen if all metallic walls are blown. The¬†way, that the¬†government does not¬†want to¬†analyze this case and¬†share the¬†data makes people create conspiracy theories.
Moreover, after 9/11, all Muslims seem to¬†Americans as¬†terrorists and¬†Americans demand revenge. It seems like a¬†reason to¬†start a¬†war with Muslim countries. I want to¬†remind, you that Islam is a¬†more peaceful religion than Christianity, but¬†at¬†the¬†end of¬†the¬†20th century and¬†the¬†beginning of¬†the¬†21st century, the¬†perception of¬†Muslims changed.
The¬†natural landscapes: rivers, mountains, hills, floods, and¬†even waterfalls affect the¬†civilisation. The¬†location decides whether rhe countries have a¬†war with each other of¬†make a¬†trade.
We will analyze 10 regions: Russia, China, the¬†USA, Europe, Africa, the¬†Middle East, India and¬†Pakistan, Korea and¬†Japan, Latin America and¬†Arctic.
The¬†book explains with examples how geography affects the¬†relationships between nations. It also tells about the¬†dilemma between Ukraine and¬†Russia even though that the¬†book was written in¬†2017.
Why are we polarized, Ezra Klein
The¬†book tells about American society. The¬†split between Republicans and¬†democrats grows bigger. Before the¬†internet time, people chose the¬†side based on¬†the¬†leader of¬†a¬†party and¬†based on¬†the¬†changes, that each party does. The¬†democrat could choose a¬†Republican president.
Today people are polarized. They are so polarized, that republicans hate democrats and¬†otherwise. People are sure about their point of¬†view and¬†don‚Äôt want to¬†discuss or¬†take into account the¬†other point of¬†view. People decided, that there is one truth. Because people talk more with people with their point of¬†view, they make the¬†bias, that only their point of¬†view is logical and¬†right. It goes so far, that one family with different points of¬†view on¬†government can just split.
Ezra Klein explains how that happen, that people became polarized.