PCR: Only if people catch on and see at some point the reality -- and this is what Putin is relying on. At some point, what happens in Germany and France? Will they realize and say -- hey, look, the Americans are driving us into a mess. What do we gain from the American hegemony over the world? How do we gain from a conflict with Russia or China? Let's stop this. Let's pull out.
If some country were to pull out of NATO or pull out of the EU, then the cover up of Washington's war crimes by "the coalition of the willing" would have dissenters. Washington has actually told the Congress that if the White House has NATO's backing, the president doesn't need the permission of Congress to go to war. The old quote -- 'absolute power corrupts absolutely' is attributed to Lord Acton. It is safe to conclude that Washington has been corrupted by power.
I think one unintended consequence of Washington's brutal use of power is that it causes the NATO countries to realize that they are being driven towards a conflict by a government that is essentially insane and taking a fantastic risk with everyone's life and with the planet.
So, perhaps, the realization by others of Washington's danger to life is what Putin is hoping for. He is hoping that the more Russia is reasonable and not provocative, and doesn't take provocative actions, the greater the chance that the German Government or the French Government will realize that Washington's agenda does not serve mankind, and that Europe will take some steps to extract themselves and their countries, and their people from Washington's control, in which case the American empire falls apart.
So, I think that's what Putin is betting on. He is not a fool, certainly not, and he realizes the threat of a war, he can see it. And so, this is probably why he's asked the Russian Duma to rescind the permission to use the Russian forces in Ukraine. He is trying to show the Germans, the French -- look, it is not me, it is not us.
I hope he succeeds. The future of the world really depends on whether Putin's use of diplomacy can prevail over Washington's use of force.
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