ts. He is considered to be one of the greats in intelligence. He trained commanders in the US armed forces, worked for the National Defence University and the RAND Corporation on security and national defence issues. In 1996, he founded the private “intelligence corporation” Stratfor in Austin, Texas, which deals with security issues, geopolitics, and strategic forecasting, according to the entry on George Friedman on Wikipedia. Friedman, who came from a Jewish family that survived the Holocaust, had fled Hungary for Vienna in 1949, then to the United States. He studied at City College of the City University of New York and earned his doctorate at Cornell University, then taught and conducted research as a professor of political science in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Friedman became well-known for his unequivocal, clear statements on the world situation, which often differ disturbingly distinct from the propagandistically veiled. This also applies to the following statements on the relationship between the USA and Russia, the USA and Germany, and Germany and Russia. Since they are not irrelevant for an understanding of today’s world situation, some of his estimates are reproduced here. They are taken from a lecture in Chicago in 2015.
In it, Friedman reveals what has “for centuries scared the hell out of the United States [!]”: the primordial fear of a merging of “German technology and German capital” with “Russian natural resources, Russian manpower.”
That is why, he says, the US goal is to create a “cordon sanitaire” around Russia. “Russia knows it. Russia believes that the United States intends to break the Russian Federation.” And by quoting a Peter Lawrie “… we don’t want to kill you, we just want to hurt you a little bit.” He continued, “… the primordial interest of the United States over which for a century we have fought war […] has been the relationship between Germany and Russia, because united they are the only force that could threaten us.”
The US controlled all the oceans of the world like no power before had done that: “Because of that we get to invade people and they don’t get to invade us; it’s a very nice thing.”
Maintaining control of that space, he said, is the basis of US hegemony. The British, he said, led the way: to remain the unchallenged naval power, they managed to “make sure the Europeans were at each other’s throats.”
Balance of power was then euphemistically referred to in the history books. “The policy that I would recommend is the one that Ronald Reagan adopted toward Iran and Iraq. He funded both sides so they would fight each other, and not fight us. This was cynical, it was certainly not moral, it worked, and this is the point. The United States cannot occupy Eurasia.”
As for Ukraine, Friedmann said in this 2015 interview, the Russians “must have at least a neutral Ukraine, not a pro-Western Ukraine.” “… whoever can tell me what the Germans are gonna do…”, he said, “… unfortunately the Germans haven’t made up their mind, and this is the problem of Germany always. Enormously economically powerful, geopolitically very fragile”.
If you search for corresponding information on the official website of NATO, you will find the following entry, supporting Friedman’s views. it should give not only the allegedly geopolitically fragile German citizens to think about. Entitled “Lord Ismay”, it says: “Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay was NATO’s first Secretary General, a position he was initially reluctant to accept. By the end of his tenure however, Ismay had become the biggest advocate of the organisation he had famously said earlier on in his political career, was created to ‘keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.’” •
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeLu_yyz3tc (long version interview)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcj8xN2UDKc (short version interview)
ts. In his Chicago lecture, George Friedman, certainly not a friend of Russia or its president, candidly admits something for which one is immediately vilified as a conspiracy theorist in the Western mainstream media: The US staged the colour revolutions in Eastern Europe in order to weaken Russia.
(Original quote) Friedman: “… the United States had staged a series of coloured revolutions throughout the Russian periphery one of which was in the Ukraine, the Orange Revolution, and the Russians saw in this Orange Revolution the intent of the Americans to destroy the Russian Federation. Why else would the United States be underwriting groups to demonstrate, they said?”
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeLu_yyz3tc (starting at 21:37)
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