Swedish news organisation Nya Dagbladet has published what it claims to be leaked top secret US plans to use the war in Ukraine and an induced energy crisis to destroy european economies.
The report claims the RAND Corporation a defence and foreign policy think tank founded by military aircraft maker Douglas to prvoide the US government with research and analysis services and is fubded to the tune of $350 million annually by US taxpayers, and has the official aim of improving policies and decision-making, is the source of its evidence. RAND Corporation is primarily connected to the United States Department of Defense and is infamous for having been influential in the development of military and other strategies during the Cold War.
The allegedly leaked document signed RAND and headed “Weakening Germany, strengthening the U.S.”, suggests that there is an “urgent need” for an influx of resources from outside to maintain the overall American economy, but “especially the banking system”.
“Only European countries bound by EU and NATO commitments can provide us with these without significant military and political costs for us.”
to Nya Dagbladet, the RAND cites the main obstacle to this ambition as the growing independence
of Germany. Among other things, it points out that Brexit has given
Germany greater independence and m ade it more difficult for the United
States to influence the decisions of European governments. This is bollocks but given the arrogance of US government and corporate bosses it is plausible they would write such nonsense.
A key objective of the strategy outlined in the document is to drive a wedge between Germany and Russia, thus disrupting an economic partnership that could seariously threaten to derail US ambitions to become a global hegemon. A Germany - Russia partnership, with France as a third partner, is seen as the greatest economic and political threat to the United States.
”If implemented, this scenario will eventually turn Europe into not only an economic, but also a political competitor to the United States.”, it declares.
Though we should treat any such claimed leaks with extreme scepticism this pat of the document makes sense.
The USA and UK are traditional allies and while the UK was a member of the European Union it could be relied on to block any expansion of Russian influence in Brussels. Once the UK was out, Germany and France could dominate the other EU member states as they had always tried to do. The other large population EU members, Italy, Spain and Poland are economic basket cases and could easily be coerced through economic pressure. In order to crush the potential political threat of a working partnership involving German and French technical and industrial strength allied to Russia's vast energy and mineral resources and agricultural abundance, a strategic plan, primarily focused on destroying the German economy, is presented.
“Stopping Russian deliveries could create a systematic crisis that would be devastating for the German economy and indirectly for the European Union as a whole”, it states, adding that the key is to draw the European countries into war.
While we still recommend scepticism, in the light of current events in Ukraine and the European Union the document's alleged content seems all to plausible.