The U.S. Cuckoo in the European Nest

Der Friedensstifter

Alastair Crooke

For Europe, its unreflective taking of this American ‘cuckoo’ thinking into its own European nest is nothing short of catastrophic.

Larry Johnson – a long veteran of both the CIA and the State Department –pinpointsthe ‘cuckoo’ nestling at the bottom of the ‘nest’ of western thinking about Ukraine.The bird has two closely related parts: the upper layer is the conceptual framework positing that the U.S. faces two distinct spheres of contention: first, U.S.vsRussia, and secondly, U.S.vsChina.

The essential mental framework behind this ‘cuckoo’ – just to be plain – is wholly U.S.-centric: It is the view of the world from someone peering out from Washington, tinted by wishful thinking.

It is truly a ‘cuckoo’ (i.e. the malicious insertion of an interloper amongst the legitimate chicks), because these battlescapes are not two, as claimed, butone.How so?

These two conflicts are…

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