Thanks to the most recent leaks of U.S. diplomatic cables, Americans may finally get a glimpse of what I’ve been talking about with regard to U.S. behavior in the Balkans: that our government is a gangster.

If we’re not talking about the publication of leaks that criminally identified our sources — now in danger — in Afghanistan and Iraq, then one could say that the leaks are less damaging to America than to the government that is damaging America. And that’s what’s got the people in government so worked up.

As Paul Craig Roberts wrote:

Wikileaks: A Government Caught Up in Mendacity and Lies

The reaction to WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange tells us all we need to know about the total corruption of our “modern” world, which in fact is a throwback to the Dark Ages…The documents are controversial, because they are official US documents and show all too clearly that the US government is a duplicitous entity whose raison d’etre is to control every other government.

The material leaked from the US government to WikiLeaks shows that the US government is an extremely disreputable gang of gangsters…Other cables show the US government threatening Spanish prime minister Zapatero, ordering him to stop his criticisms of the Iraq war or else. I mean, really, how dare these foreign governments to think that they are sovereign.

Not only foreign governments are under the US thumb. So is Joe Lieberman from Connecticut…delivered sufficiently credible threats to Amazon to cause the company to oust WikiLeaks content from their hosting service…Obviously, despite the US government’s denials, the documents are extremely damaging. The documents show that the US government is not what it pretends to be.

The US government has got away with telling lies for so long that it no longer hesitates to lie in the most blatant way. WikiLeaks released a US classified document signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that explicitly orders US diplomats to spy on UN Security council officials and on the Secretary General of the United Nations. The cable is now in the public record. No one challenges its authenticity. Yet, today the Obama regime, precisely White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, declared that Hillary had never ordered or even asked US officials to spy on UN officials.

As asked: Who do you believe, the printed word with Hillary’s signature or the White House?

Anyone who believes the US government about anything is the epitome of gullibility.

The leaks come at a time that the U.S. gangster government has chosen Islam as its partner and ally in the world. Just one example is America’s continuing friendship with Turkey while the saner, closer-in-proximity-to-Turkey states that have actually experienced the Ottoman reach, move away from Turkey, and closer to one another.

So it’s up to individual countries themselves to do the right thing in any given situation — without American ‘mediation’ — and have their own and each other’s backs amid America’s betrayal of the free world. Quite the disappointing Great Satan, indeed. The sooner we get used to the fact that there is no longer a leader of the Free World, the less damage the free world — or what’s left of it — can do to itself under the influence of the imposter that calls itself America.

Indeed, given that America is just too schizophrenic right now for anyone to deal with, one feels almost pained on behalf of the various countries mentioned in the leaks as they try to either support the U.S. government’s condemnations over the leaks or, as the leaks themselves reveal, try to please the U.S. or take its side in one affair or another — whatever “our side” even means today, given that America’s conscience is in a coma even with regard to her own well-being. Plus, imagine the futility of pleasing the U.S., given that our M.O. is such that if you do what we want today, tomorrow it’s back to: “But what have you done for me lately?” — as Macedonia, Yugoslavia, and any number of non-Balkan states have discovered to their chagrin.

I’ve been blogging recently about states like Israel, Greece and others in the Balkans moving closer to one another against the common Islamic threat, with a resurgent Turkey vying for the helm of that threat. All the more so in the absence of American support for these nations defending themselves against Islamic incursions. Although Russia plays both sides — the Islamic one and that of its Eastern Christian brethren — naturally it is being included in this trend of shifting alliances. With the real America MIA, the countries near Russia have no place else to go — much like Russia had no place to go but Russia when in the supposedly new era of the 90s it saw the U.S. choose Islam over its comparatively civilized Slavic self.

So while Turkey’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu called Turkish-American relations a “model partnership” last week, thanking Secretary of State Clinton standing beside him, Mossad Chief Meir Dagan was in Bulgaria:

Embracing the enemy’s enemy

Israel is reconfiguring its strategic relations, in particular reaching out to historic foes of Turkey as Ankara turns its back on Tel Aviv, writes Saleh Al-Naami
Many Israelis were surprised that newspapers in Bulgaria published photos at the beginning of this month showing Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov with Mossad Chief Meir Dagan in the premier’s office in the capital Sofia. The protocol is not to document the activities and meetings of the head of Mossad when he is on visits overseas. No matter, decision-makers in Tel Aviv are very satisfied with the outcome of Dagan’s tour, which also included Balkan states, because it is opening the door for unique and key strategic opportunities.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman even asked research centres at the Intelligence Department and Foreign Ministry to write a comprehensive report on how best to invest potential resources to boost relations between Israel and the Balkans. It is especially focussed on Greece and Bulgaria, in the wake of a serious decline in relations with Turkey….

Lieberman urged that Israel must work very quickly to make up for losses after its strategic alliance with Turkey diminished, primarily through improving ties with Balkan states.

Barak Ravid revealed in Haaretz newspaper that during a trip to Israel, Bulgaria’s Borisov asked for meetings with Netanyahu and Dagan to offer his country’s services — mainly to allow Israeli pilots to train in Bulgarian skies. Borisov also proposed security and intelligence cooperation with Israel. Ravid wrote that in return, Sofia wants Israel’s help in developing its advanced technology capabilities and in sending more Israeli tourists to Bulgaria instead of Turkey — the favourite destination of Israeli tourists.

Israel was also approached by Greece, according to Haaretz, during a secret meeting in Moscow between Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on the sidelines of a trip to Russia. The two agreed to open Greek airspace to Israel’s Air Force for training, since Israel’s small size makes it very difficult for Israeli pilots to train on complicated missions that require longer flights. Other Balkan states have signalled their willingness to cooperate with Israel as well, including Romania (which has already opened its airspace to Israel), Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Croatia.

Economic reasons are not the only motives for why Balkan states want to cooperate with Israel. Ravid discussed historic, cultural and religious reasons; most of these states are hostile to Turkey because they were under direct Ottoman rule for more than five centuries. Also, Islamophobia [sic] is growing in Europe, which makes many Europeans sympathetic to Israel in confronting the Muslim world, including Turkey.

Israeli Ambassador to Sofia Noah Gal Gendler talks about the historic and cultural reasons behind Balkan states cooperating with Israel, and Tel Aviv’s haste in exploiting this opportunity. Sources in Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that Greece’s security and military departments exerted a lot of pressure on the political level for cooperation with Israel after the latter’s relationship with Turkey deteriorated. Greece and Turkey are battling over the future of Cyprus, and the economic crisis that recently took Greece by storm persuaded Papandreou’s government to seek alternatives through economic cooperation with Israel.

Haaretz also reported that developing ties between Athens and Tel Aviv are nurtured by good chemistry between Netanyahu and Papandreou, who speak with each other on a weekly basis. Meanwhile, Papandreou has assigned a minister to focus on developing ties with Israel, while Netanyahu picked Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon for the same assignment.

To this end, Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai and Amos Gilad, director of policy and political-military affairs at the Ministry of Defence, went to Athens to discuss strategic cooperation between the two countries and declared 2011 as the year of their strategic collaboration. In an indicator of the importance of relations with Greece, Israel appointed senior diplomat and prominent expert in foreign relations Arye Mekel as ambassador to Athens. The transformation in ties between Tel Aviv and Athens also expressed itself in Greece’s voting patterns in NATO, where the Greek representative now automatically votes against any resolution criticising Israel.

Israel is also very concerned about a book written by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Strategic Depth, in which he asserts that Turkey’s interests would be served best by settling all conflicts with neighbouring states. Davutoglu discusses Israel in a negative light and expects that it will be wiped out once it becomes a bi- national state.

Israel is adopting the principle of “my enemy’s enemy is my friend” in its new and advanced relations with Balkan states. It is manipulating historic and cultural hostilities between Turkey and these states to boost relations in all aspects, to serve its strategic interests…

No manipulation necessary. Turkey’s done quite the job of alienating/attacking/terrorizing the Slavic and other non-Muslim people of the Balkans. Israel doesn’t have to lift a finger toward manipulation. As for “my enemy’s enemy is my friend,” Israel should have taken these Balkan states for friends long before the inevitability of Turkish enmity came to fruition. And so it’s making up for lost time:

Israel-Greek air forces practice long-distance helicopter strikes: DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

11 Oct. The Israeli and Greek Air forces embarked Monday, Oct. 11, on a joint four-day exercise code-named Minoas 2010 over Crete and the Peloponnese Peninsula, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. Both areas are characterized by long coastal strips and high mountain peaks extended into the sea, similar to some Iranian shores. Taking part are 16 Apache and Black Hawk UH-60 assault helicopters - eight Israeli and eight Greek. The Israeli choppers were refueled in mid-flight to Greece…

The same month, Russian marines were on the Greek island of Spetses — a sign of the times perhaps, though a Russian ship visits Greece every year. But note the applause from the crowd in the video.

And so now we come to the delicate, convoluted issue of how Russo-Israeli relations will develop in the current context. Yes, we know that Russia has trained and funded Palestinian terrorists. Yes, we know that historically the average (and above-average) Russian is born with a grudge against the Jews. (Growing up, my Jewish mother often called her few non-Jewish friends “mistakes of nature.”) We also know that Russia has been getting buddy-buddy with Iran and Syria, and have heard of the not unlikely prophecy in which Russia leads Muslim armies into Israel.

Indeed, seeing America walking hand in hand with Islam, as Hebrew University professor Mordechai Nisan recently called it, Russia has decided to exploit its own, more logical ties to Islam, which in 2003 included applying for membership to the OIC as a Muslim state, which it has the demographics to do.

And yet Michael Arnold Glueck last year cautioned in to not discount Russo-Israeli ties:

Don’t Push Israel Toward Russia: A Different Kind of Illness; Our Political Sickness

If you want to influence someone, a long-time friend especially, you don’t push them away. Especially when that old friend has somewhere else to go.

That is exactly what the United States is doing to Israel, which is in search of a new best friend (NBF) and may well find one in Russia.

America, especially American liberals, must understand that Israel is not going to roll over and die just because they are often uncomfortable with the idea of aggressive self-defense…[F]or the past several years, Israel’s relationship with Russia has been slowly warming: diplomatic contacts, military co-operation, trade. At first glance, given the history of Russian anti-Semitism, Soviet Cold War arms deliveries to Israel’s neighbors, and past and present support for Arab terrorism, this appears surprising. On mature second thought, and a little deeper reflection, it’s not. Moscow is far closer to Israel than New York. Many Israelis are of Soviet descent (the present foreign minister is an immigrant), and Jewish roots in Russia are ancient. They also share some common interests. Russia desperately needs Israeli help to rebuild its military and deal with Islamic extremism within and on its borders. It also needs to redevelop its industry and clean up its environment.

The problem with Israel and Russia getting together is [not just] that Israel and Russia are getting together. It messes with what’s left of America’s assumed global predomination. Many Americans would love a new Cold War. Some are simply too brain dead to think of any other way to relate to Russia. Others cling to what’s left of our global right to lecture others. Some would adore the increased defense spending. Still others adopt the maxim: “when all you have are weapons, everybody starts to look like an enemy.”

That Russia is not America’s enemy, and that we share enemies and concerns, doesn’t occur to them. They still see the world through the zero-sum prism that blinded American policy makers: you’re either with us or against us. But nations, like people, have their own lives. And these lives are often messy. Israel can live with Russia courting Syria and Iran; Russia can live with Israel supplying modest help to the Georgians. In this relationship, monogamous fidelity is neither expected nor desired.

The problem with Israel’s Russian connection is not that it is happening, but the way it is happening. America is pushing Russia and Israel together by ignoring and trivializing and denigrating the fundamental interests of both nations. Israel must survive as a Jewish state and Russia needs to be master in its own home, including its Islamic areas, and control its near abroad. In Georgia recently, Vice President Biden said he does not recognize Russia’s right to a sphere of influence on its own borders. Imagine the uproar, had Prime Minister Putin said that Russia did not accept America’s right to do so.

So far, Russia’s response to the new administration’s provocations and gaffes, including Obama’s desire to “reset” relations (reset to what?) has been one of dignified restraint. When Medvedev and Putin speak of Russia’s “interests,” they are speaking not the language of domination, but of — interests…Instead of posing and preening, America should be working with both Russia and Israel to pursue common interests and resolve common concerns. We will not agree on all things. Nor should we try. But such is the nature of all friendships.

All this recalls what Professor Nisan wrote in October:

America has been at war with Christians who are at war with Muslims….In 1974, Turkish armed forces invaded Cyprus, capturing 36 percent of its territory, partitioning the island, and leading to the declaration of the northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus in 1983. This act of war and premeditated aggression was taken by an American ally and NATO member-country. At the time of the invasion the United States…supplied Turkey with arms and perhaps funding.

While the Saudis and Iranians assisted the Muslim jihad forces [in Bosnia], America also chose Islam over Christianity in the Balkans, perhaps to mollify Arab allies in the Middle East, or to deny Russia a Serb victory in the name of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. All this contributed to the strengthening and expansion of Islam in Europe.

The sub-text of this historical review identifies the vicious role and expansionist ambitions of Turkey that paralleled the American umbrella of denial of Muslim guilt, demonization of non-Muslim victims, and the demoralization of Western countries facing the amplification of Muslim political assertiveness and demographic proliferation.

As for the Jews, when American jet bombers will zoom over the Galilee, Israel shouldn’t assume they are there to save her from the Arabs and Iranians as it is far more likely they will be coming to save the Palestinians from the Israelis. […]

Indeed, America’s wars against Christians laid the foundation for America’s war against the Jews, setting up Israel’s Jerusalem to share the same fate as the Serbs’.

Against such a backdrop — amid the fine mess that “America” has made of an already messy world — it was no surprise (and coming from a Russian it was uncharacteristically flattering to a Jew), to get the following from Russian blogger Stanislav Mishin last May (though I must emphasize that I do not hold Russia in the same class as Serbia or Israel, to put it mildly):

Russia, Serbia and Israel

What have those three countries in common? Well, several things. To begin with, and maybe to the chagrin of many Israelis, all have very large Orthodox populations, the first two predominantly and Israel at almost 20% or more. The next? All have and continue to be victims of endless Islamic aggression. Which leads to number 3: All are the enemies and thus the victims of Western, particularly Anglo (US/UK) yellow, pro-Islamic press.

That is correct, the two biggest enablers of Islamic Jihad world wide, outside of Saudi Arabia itself and the two exporters of Jihad (US/UK Islamics are now fighting in all Jihad theaters and both nations do next to nothing in stopping this, unless the fight is actually against their own forces) are also the biggest media enablers of Islam.

What reach has Al Jazeera in comparison with CNN or BBC? Even the local “conservative” station FOX, that is local to the US, is over 30% owned directly by Saudi royalty. The media blitz is endless. Terrorism enablers in the Anglo world, that is the leadership of the Anglos, [have] invented dozens of new words or twisted the meanings of dozens of others, to brush over, deflate or excuse brutal Islamic terrorist acts and Jihadist expansionist war. Victims are almost always portrayed as the aggressors or as somehow being responsible.

The usual story goes something like this: If only (Russia, Serbia, Israel…and soon others) had been reasonable and humane, instead of evil and subhuman, and given in to the reasonable demands of the moderate Muslim political forces (aka the Jihadist fronts), the militants (never terrorists) would never have had to be radicalized (become strict followers of Islam) and launch the actions (never terror attacks) that resulted in these casualties ([cue] pictures of slighted Muslims protesting, not victims, unless the slant is to pump the results).

Of course what is never mentioned is that those “moderate” demands are usually the annexation of land, the forced conversion [or] expulsion of the people, and the establishment of Sharia, the barbaric system of “law” that the Anglo elites all get a tingle up their legs and arses about.

The point of all this, is of course, that it is well past time for the 3 modern primary victims of this disgusting shame to mount a united PR/Media campaign against the Anglo elites and their media whores. For further backing, you can always add in the past and more minor victims of Islamic Jihad and Anglo enablership: Macedonia, Greece, Crete, Ethiopia, Lebanese exiled Christians, Egypt’s exiled Christians, Iraq’s exiled Christians, India, China, Indonesia’s exiled Christians, the Christians of Nigeria and many others. […]

Similarly, in a January 2009 blog, written at the time of the last Gaza operation, Mishin wrote:
Israel, you are Serbia now

…With screams of “Back to the Ovens” ringing out of American demonstrations and things equally vile from those in Western Europe, you should have figured out a long time ago where your friends [lie]. The Cold War is over, even if the US is trying to start a second. Time to grow up.

You are the only Jewish state in the world so you are not going to find new Jewish allies…There is only one block of nations with whom you stand any chance: the Orthodox Nations. No other peoples have suffered as much from Islamic Jihad and have fought it so strongly…The Orthodox block is coalescing, driven together by faith, history and now the economic crisis. Presently it is Russia , Belarus , Armenia (not Orthodox but close enough) and Serbia with Greece and Macedonia in the wings and eastern Ukraine pushing in.

You already have the double advantage of Russia being your second biggest trade partner and primary source of oil and of having 1 in 3 of your citizens of Russian background. Further, with the Russian Orthodox Church being your biggest land owner, that only solidifies your position. [Actually, it’s the Greek Orthodox Church.] …What is lacking is a psychological trigger. You are like the beaten house wife to the West, always coming back for more abuse, if only they bring you some flowers. Time to grow up and face reality.

Echoing the point that Michael Arnold Glueck made in his column above, Mishin’s blog has the following maxim: “We can well coexist with the West peacefully and profitably. We can even make friends with you, but please do neither lecture us, nor interfere with our affairs.”

By now, one can certainly understand why.

An interesting, related two paragraphs by British commentator Charles Grant, from November 13, 2009:

…At a conference I attended in Jerusalem, one minister – a noted dove within the Israeli government – complained about the influence of Muslim minorities on the foreign policies of EU countries…he claimed there was a direct correlation between the willingness of British MPs to criticise Israel, and the size of the Muslim minority in their constituencies.

Several Israelis at the conference complained that, having sprung from European civilisation, they were now among its last defenders, given that the high birth rate of Muslim immigrants and Islamist ideology were undermining that civilisation from within (I have heard very similar comments in Serbia and Russia).