The Balkans
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We're seeing a continuing and increasing push on the part of the U.S. to incorporate the Balkans into their sphere of influence, and away from possible cooperation with states such as Russia and China, both of which are the driving force behind the emergence of a multi-polar world.

The West is worried about Russian and Chinese projects (i.e. One Belt One Road Initiative, potential pipelines etc.) that could eventually reach the heartland of Europe through the Balkans and then curtail Western influence and control of the region, both economically and politically. This is especially worrisome to the U.S. elite which sees such a future as an existential threat to their global parasitism. Wherever there's potential for an increase in Russian and Chinese influence around the world, a crisis somehow arises, with the blame being assigned to Russia and/or China.

The main reason the West is 'concerned' about the Balkans is due to its role and position on the 'global chessboard'.

The Balkans represent a central route for the transport of energy and goods from the Middle East and Asia to Western markets and are seen as an entry point to Europe. The situation in the Middle East is coupled with the situation in the Balkans. In the Balkans we see one of the key battlegrounds in the wider struggle for dominance over Eurasia, particularly concerning competition over the transport and production of oil and gas. The US is therefore invested in controlling the Balkans and keeping out any Russian or Chinese influence in the region.

It's not surprising then that, before embarking on a bloody rampage across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region after 9/11, the West first dismantled Yugoslavia and then, over the years, incorporated the newly formed states into its orbit, so as to 'secure the realm' and ensure that the energy that flows into Europe from the Middle East does so on U.S. terms. In hindsight, the US bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade during the 1999 NATO 'humanitarian' intervention in Serbia was a clear warning message to the Chinese leadership: 'stay out - this is our business.'

Russia Hacks The 'Free World'

For some time now, accusations have been made, without evidence of course, about alleged Russian 'meddling' in the Balkans. We are told that Russia attempted to stage a coup in Montenegro and assassinate its prime minister last year. There have also been baseless claims of Russian meddling in Montenegro's elections. The reality, of course, is precisely the opposite. Russia has made a point of staying out of Montenegro's internal affairs: an activist with the Movement for the Neutrality of Montenegro (which opposes the country joining NATO) stated recently in an interview with Sputnik Serbia that when his organization requested assistance from the Russian embassy, they 'received a cold response' - that is, no response at all.

Besides the alleged sinister Russian plot to assassinate the Montenegrin PM, there are also groundless claims that Russian spies are running around Macedonia sowing chaos and trying to disrupt the integration of that Balkan country into NATO. This comes from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which is funded by the U.S. State Department and George Soros, and was involved in the Panama Papers 'scandal' which, according to WikiLeaks, was designed to demonize Russia and the Russian president.

All of these accusations provide an excuse for the anglo-American empire to meddle in the Balkans under the guise of fighting off the 'Red Menace', while themselves doing exactly what they accuse Russia of doing! Anglo-America is very adept at finding reasons to interfere in the business of other nations around the world regardless of whether or not they were invited to do so. This 'global policeman' is in reality a Mafia protection racket, causing problems then selling solutions - and all of it to satiate the enrichment, power and greed of a few.

Given the history of U.S. interventionism abroad, which includes plenty of coups and assassinations, running parallel power structures inside allied countries and the clear interest the US has in confining Russia inside its own borders, US government statements about what Russia is or is not doing on the world stage should always be taken with a large truck-load of salt, especially since no real evidence is ever provided.

The increasing push to incorporate Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia etc, into NATO and the EU is part of the battle for dominance over the entire landmass of Eurasia. Serbian leaders, despite simultaneously being accused of being agents of Russian influence in the Balkans, are actively moving their country - in the face of mass popular resistance - towards the EU and NATO. Macedonia too is moving in that direction, especially now since the formation there of a pro-Western government. Montenegro joined NATO just recently, and despite the president's campaign promise that there would be a referendum on the issue, no referendum occurred, with the Montenegrin president simply saying that he 'changed his mind'.

Contrary to what the reality-creators in Washington and Brussels wishfully believe, these shifts point not to Russian interference, but to increased active interference from U.S. and its EU lackeys. Despite the problems Brexit poses for the EU's future viability, and despite the frayed EU-US relations due to Trump's suggestions about a return to isolationism, the utterly deluded 'powerful bureaucracy' described by Putin in his Oliver Stone interviews seems unable to grasp the fact that further expansion of its Reich poses a far greater risk of the ultimate break up of NATO than anything Vladimir Putin could ever say or do.