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Russia must be part of European security structures – Merkel

Posted by seumasach on February 7, 2009

 

The consolidation of cooperative relations between Germany and Russia, including, by the look of it Russia’s new security proposals is the key development in the emergence of an independent Europe which has cast off the tutelage of the anglosphere. Twice last century the London- Washington axis managed to draw the two giants into conflict; this was then institutionalised in the Cold War and, of course, the division of Germany. Now, Germany and Russia are drawing inexorably together and  the New Cold War is a damp squib.

Mackinder expressed the conditons for anglo-saxon hegemony as follows:

“Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;

Who rules the Heartland commands the world-island

Who rules the world-island controls the world.”  

The writing has been on the wall for some time: the US/UK are being pushed to the fringes of the “world-island” .We are witnessing the dramatic demise of a maritime, financier empire which has dominated the world for over three hundred years.

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MUNICH, February 7 (RIA Novosti) – Russia must be included in European security structures, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday at the 45th Munich Conference on Security Policy

Merkel said it was in the general interest to involve Russia in Europe’s future security structures, adding that attention should be paid to the initiative of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on discussing a new security set up for the continent.

Relations with Russia play a key role in European security as Russia is a part of Europe, Merkel said.

She added that the new NATO security approach should be all-encompassing.

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