Being read in Europe.
US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel’s efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin’s approach. And NATO’s top commander in Europe hasn’t been helping either.
Sources in the Chancellery have referred to Breedlove’s comments as “dangerous propaganda.” … False claims and exaggerated accounts, warned a top German official during a recent meeting on Ukraine, have put NATO — and by extension, the entire West — in danger of losing its credibility.
Phi Beta Iota: Breedelove has been told this is what he is to do if he wishes to sit at the Joint Chiefs table. Stupid. Unethical. As with General MacArthur under Harry Truman, President Obama would be well-served by firing him immediately but first he needs to stop listening to warmongering morons. The Department of Defense is out of control and their third-string Secretary of Defense is toast. The White House is also dealing with an insanely criminal Congress that has sold out to the military-industrial complex and the banks that control them, while having its own issues. The Department of State is staffed by the usual mix of ignorant arrogant politicals supported by frightened drones. This would be a good time for Jim Clapper to produce some compelling public intelligence helpful to getting us out of the Middle East and away from the Ukraine. He could start with a clear depiction of where all the US-provided weapons have already gone — sold to Third World dictators and assorted criminal networks.