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The tag 'Von Clausewitz' is associated with 33 posts.

Update on “Clausewitzian Health Care”: A Nazi Heads Greek Health Ministry (EUthanasia)

With the coun­try’s pover­ty-dri­ven health care approx­i­mat­ing a lethal, slow-motion eugen­ics pro­gram, Greece’s “Clause­witz­ian Eco­nom­ics” fig­ures to accel­er­ate with the appoint­ment of Makis Voridis, a doc­tri­naire Nazi, to admin­is­ter the Greek Health Min­istry. As the Ger­man-dom­i­nat­ed EMU and EU “bring the ham­mer down” on the Euro­pean econ­o­my and cit­i­zen­ry, it is grim­ly fas­ci­nat­ing to watch this hands-on appli­ca­tion of Von Clause­witz’s the­o­ret­i­cal prin­ci­ples.

Romano Prodi Calls for a “Latin Front” to Oppose German Domination of Europe

The U.S. Depart­ment of the Trea­sury, Paul Krug­man and a grow­ing cho­rus of Euro­pean voic­es are not­ing Ger­many’s eco­nom­ic poli­cies as being bru­tal­ly restric­tive toward oth­er Euro­pean coun­tries and the world as a whole. Now, for­mer Ital­ian Prime Min­is­ter Romano Pro­di has issued a call for a “Latin Front” to open­ly oppose Ger­man pol­i­cy.

Snowden’s Ride, Part 10: The Beginning of World War III?

The lat­est devel­op­ments in L’Af­faire Snow­den are alarm­ing, and pre­dictable. We spec­u­lat­ed that BND would decou­ple from NSA’s spy­ing pro­gram. That has now hap­pened. We pre­dict­ed that Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s psy-op would lead to pro­found dam­age to U.S. inter­net busi­ness and the econ­o­my. That appears to be devel­op­ing. The reg­u­la­tion of the Inter­net may be going in the direc­tion that Rus­sia and Chi­na have endorsed, lend­ing depth to our under­stand­ing of Snow­den’s trav­el to both countries–nations that are less than con­ducive to inter­net free­dom. IMPORTANT UPDATES ON 8/3/2013, 8/14/2013..

Telling It like It Is: VERY Powerful, Accurate Words from Former Moody’s Vice-Chairman about German “Clausewitzian” Economic Policy toward Europe

For those who con­sid­er our analy­sis to be extreme and man­i­fest­ing hyper­bole, we present a dev­as­tat­ing cri­tique of Ger­man EMU pol­i­cy vis a vis the periph­er­al economies of the euro­zone. Dis­cussing Cyprus as exem­plary of Ger­man method­ol­o­gy and intent, Christo­pher T. Mahoney–a for­mer Vice Chair­man of Moody’s–couches his cri­tique in alto­geth­er unam­bigu­ous lan­guage.

“Clausewitzian” Health Care: Austeritywitz in Greece

We con­tin­ue our cov­er­age of the real­i­ty of “aus­ter­i­ty” in Greece, man­dat­ed by the Ger­man-dom­i­nat­ed EU. With Ger­man banks hav­ing pre­cip­i­tat­ed the Euro­zone cri­sis, the post­script is clas­sic “war by oth­er means,” as pre­scribed by Pruss­ian mil­i­tary the­o­reti­cian Carl von Clause­witz. The Ger­man-dom­i­nat­ed Troi­ka installed the fas­cist LAOS par­ty in Greece, with no input from the cit­i­zens of that country–the cra­dle of democ­ra­cy. Hav­ing assumed con­trol of Greece’s health care sys­tem, Ger­man prof­it-dri­ven insti­tu­tions are insti­tut­ing dra­con­ian mea­sures, result­ing in–among oth­er things–A 40% INCREASE IN INFANT MORTALITY!

Wars and Postwars: Germany, The First World War, and the EMU

We’ve spo­ken often of the pan-Ger­man eco­nom­ic plans of Friedrich List, as well as their real­iza­tion under the Third Reich, in both its above-ground and under­ground man­i­fes­ta­tions. We have not dis­cussed the First World War (the cen­ten­ni­al of which is approach­ing), in which Ger­man impe­ri­al­ists were firm in their aim of uti­liz­ing the post-war to real­ize their aims of a Euro­pean eco­nom­ic union, dom­i­nat­ed by Ger­many and used to fur­ther their hege­mon­ic goals.

How Austerity Kills (The Continuation of War by Other Means, Part 2)

In past posts, we’ve ana­lyzed the “aus­ter­i­ty” being imposed by Ger­many on the poor­er coun­tries of Europe against the back­ground of the the­o­ries of Pruss­ian mil­i­tary the­o­reti­cian Carl von Clause­witz. A recent op-ed piece in the New York Times illus­trates this analy­sis very clear­ly.

Merkel: France is Europe’s “Biggest Problem Child” (Not with a Bang but a Whimper, Part 2)

Pre­vi­ous­ly, we have not­ed how the euro­zone cri­sis is pre­cip­i­tat­ing a stun­ning, unprece­dent­ed dis­so­lu­tion of nation­al sov­er­eign­ty. With social­ist Fran­cois Hol­lande hav­ing called for more “stim­u­lus” in response to the con­ti­nen­t’s aus­ter­i­ty-dri­ven, Ger­man-man­dat­ed depres­sion, the French leader is in the crosshairs.

“Too Big to Fail” (Uber Alles): The EMU and German Economic Imperialism

Pre-con­ceived Ger­man eco­nom­ic poli­cies are bear­ing long-desired fruit. Unable to find work due to Ger­man-dic­tat­ed “aus­ter­i­ty,” skilled work­ers from Greece and Spain are pro­vid­ing “labor bat­tal­ions” for Ger­many. The dev­as­tat­ing effects of that same “aus­ter­i­ty” is mak­ing indus­tri­al con­cerns in Greece and Spain ripe for Ger­man cor­po­rate takeover.

Von Clausewitz and the Politics of Debt: German War Reparations Owed Greece Re-Emerges as “Time Bomb”

Greece’s eco­nom­ic prob­lems have been exac­er­bat­ed by Ger­many’s fail­ure to com­pen­sate Greece for dam­age done dur­ing the occu­pa­tion of World War II. Ele­ments with­in the Greek gov­ern­ment have com­piled a report doc­u­ment­ing the extent of the war com­pen­sa­tion owed Greece. Ger­many itself is the great­est debt trans­gres­sor of all. Its wartime pol­i­cy is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with its cur­rent political/economic pos­tur­ing.