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That Didn't Take Long: The First Lie about Moscow Meeting

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Not much has filtered out of the Medusa Merkel/General Hollande/Vlad tense threesome in Moscow. And yet John Kerry, as usual, is already lying through his teeth about their trip to the Kremlin.

He said Putin had sent "a couple of ideas" to France and Germany, and Merkel/Hollande were responding. Nonsense: Merkel/Hollande -- in desperation -- went to Moscow to talk to Putin because Putin has the ONLY possible plan to stabilize Ukraine -- and that has been the case for months now.

Otherwise, there WILL be war, which is exactly what Empire of Chaos masterminds in D.C. want.

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Kerry lied the extra mile when he said the US wanted a diplomatic solution. BUT then came the usual talk of "reviewing all options," including "the possibility of providing defensive systems to Ukraine."

Do that -- and the Russian response will be devastating.

No wonder the absolute majority of the EU -- apart from crackpot Lithuanians -- is opposed to weaponizing Kiev's goons.

The Suddeutsche Zeitung -- a very decent paper -- last Sunday featured Russian military expert Yevgeny Buchinsky warning that if that happens, "Russia will have to intervene, and then, bluntly speaking, to take Kiev. Then NATO would be in a difficult situation. Then you would have to start World War III, which no one wants."

That may be a bit Dr. Strangelovian and over the top -- but the Suddeutsche Zeitung was on the money to stress Washington weaponizing Kiev's goons would be interpreted by Russia as a declaration of war.

Medusa Merkel, on the record, is against it. But Chocolateshenko is, what else, hysterical: "I don't have any doubt that the US and other partners will provide help with lethal weapons so that Ukraine will be able to defend itself."

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"If that happens, all hell will break loose. Russia will act. And the Empire of Chaos will spin it as "more aggression." Escalation will be inevitable. And then all bets are off.

Predictably, Western corporate media is spinning this whole debacle is now due to FEAR OF THE DEVIL -- as in Vlad. The fears apparently rampant in Brussels and assorted European capitals (among pol clowns, for sure; NOT in the streets)

The rhetoric is beyond ominous.

Carl Bildt, former Swedish foreign minister, said war "between Russia and the West" was now CONCEIVABLE.

General Hollande, on the record, talked about the risk of "total war."

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