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By John Helmer, Moscow

The brainwashing of the peoples of the NATO alliance is working much better with the British than the Americans. For the time being, Russia-hating is a peculiarly English phenomenon.

Almost half the Americans polled a month ago said they did not believe Russia was an adversary with whom the US is in conflict. The poll results were reported by a government-sponsored and financed think tank called the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and the results published on February 22.  Asked to say which prompt statement “best reflects your view on what Russia is to your country”, 55% of Americans took the war-fighting option. However, 14% replied that Russia was “an ally that shares our interests and values” or “a necessary partner with which we must strategically cooperate”; another 16% of   Americans described Russia as “a rival with which we need to compete”; and 16% were non-committal, saying they “don’t know”.

Altogether, 46% of the national US sample refused to agree to the mainstream media line on Russia and the policy of the US Government and Congress.

By contrast,  the proportion of British respondents polled who agreed Russia is the enemy in the present war was about two-thirds – 65% — while the dissenters numbered only 35%. Northern Ireland was not included in the survey, and the Scots were under-represented.

The European country results have been manipulated by the ECFR think tank, casting doubt on the first conclusion it reported that “Europeans are united in believing that Russia is an ‘adversary’ or a ‘rival’”, and the second conclusion of “the growing hostility of Europeans towards Russians”. This rigging was managed by withholding the separate poll results for France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and over-weighting the influence of Estonia, Poland, Denmark, and Romania in the consolidated European Union (EU9) result reported.

Interpretation of the results by a group of academics at St Antony’s College, Oxford,  was paid for by US and German foundations which have published their anti-Russian views, like these: “Stiftung Mercator views the war against Ukraine also as an attack by Putin on European values, an attack directed against democracy, pluralism, freedom of opinion and freedom of the press throughout Europe.”  

Despite the message of the money, one-third of the EU9 respondents resisted, saying they believe Russia is either an ally or partner, and 20% refused to give the pollsters an answer – the largest non-committal response in the entire survey worldwide.

Even more hostile to the sponsors of the survey were Indians, Chinese,  and Turks. In India, where the surveys pressured respondents in face-to-face interviews, 80% insisted Russia is an ally or partner, and only 3% an enemy. In China, the opinion was almost identical — 79% and 5%, respectively. In Turkey 69% favoured alliance or partnership with Russia; 8% said Russia was an enemy; 5% said they didn’t know.

TNT Radio’s War of the Worlds programme broadcasts to provide the breaking news and  analyses which the Don’t Knows of Europe and North America need to hear, before making up their minds. This is also information unpaid by the war-fighting governments of the NATO alliance, and by the German foundations committed to continuing the Wehrmacht aims of 1939. The broadcast is also an opportunity for the Irish and Scots to pull their ears out of Westminster’s hands.

This week the breaking news on microphone reveals the evidence of how and why the Kremlin gave US President Joseph Biden s safe-conduct pass to Kiev, with the caution that the Russians could give no “security guarantees” against an attack on Biden from Ukrainian fanatics afraid of a sell-out by Washington.

Listen also as the terms for an armistice and partition of the Ukraine are revealed in the Chinese Government’s twelve-point proposals for a political settlement of the war, released on Friday morning.

Listen back at  https://tntradiolive.podbean.com/

Backing up the mentions and the references, and for additional reading and thinking, here is the first disclosure by former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on his Telegram account in the Moscow afternoon of last Monday, February 20.  

Medvedev’s disclosure of “guarantees of safety” triggered the admissions by White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, a few hours later in the Washington morning. Follow that story here.  

Source: https://t.me/medvedev_telegram/

Medvedev was followed the next day, Tuesday February 21, by a second Russian official and member of the Security Council, Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service (FSB).   Bortnikov was not contradicting Medvedev; his  reference was to the domestic security situation in Kiev.

In President Vladimir Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly on February 21, he spelled out this territorial limit for mutual and reciprocal security between the NATO forces in the Ukraine and Russia:  “The West is using Ukraine as a battering ram against Russia and as a testing range,” Putin said. “I am not going to discuss in detail the West’s attempts to turn the war around, or their plans to ramp up military supplies, since everyone is well aware of that. However, there is one circumstance that everyone should be clear about: the longer the range of the Western systems that will be supplied to Ukraine, the further we will have to move the threat away from our borders. This is obvious”.

To illustrate what this means on the map at the full 500-kilometre extent of range of the US-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), here’s the map of the Ukraine with red-line distances reflecting the Google estimation of road distance. The US Army reports the “max[imum] cruising range” of the artillery system to be 483 kms.  This is a published figure; from launch to target impact the actual range is likely to be longer than 500 kms.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing released this official English-language version of the 12-point proposal paper on the morning of February 24.  

 The details had been discussed and approved in advance in talks in Moscow two days earlier when China’s senior foreign policy official, Wang Yi, director-general of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission met his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, with President Putin.   

Source, above: https://www.fmprc.gov.cn -- below: http://en.kremlin.ru/

This is the first official statement by a permanent member of the UN Security Council which is not engaged on the battlefield that the military terms of armistice cannot be negotiated to agreement unless there is also the cessation of the US economic war against Russia, and the lifting of worldwide sanctions by the US, the European Union and the NATO allies.

The European-sponsored global opinion report by ECFR does not explain why it has withheld the individual state results of polling in the nine European member states it canvassed, or why Estonia and Poland were selected although their accession to the EU came more than twenty years after Greece,  which was ignored in the poll.  This selectivity favoured an anti-Russian result for the so-called EU9.

Notwithstanding, the report is the strongest evidence published to date that the propaganda war waged by the US and its allies has totally failed outside Europe and North America. It is also failing with almost half of Americans, and with majorities in the southern European states.

Source: https://ecfr.eu/

The US pollster Gallup did the polling for the ECFR by means of an online survey on January 17. By identifying and recording the IP address and other particulars of respondents, the poll method over-represented the proportion of Americans identifying their opinion with the mainstream. The ECFR report issued a caution for interpretation of the results “bearing in mind [the] possibility that some respondents might have felt constrained in expressing their opinions freely”. However, the ECFR claimed the warning applied only to Chinese and Russians.

The European Council running the ECFR think tank is headed by several of the most anti-Russian politicians in Europe, including the ex-prime minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt;  he has long been a paid retainer of the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk.  

The Council’s money which pays for the ECFR operations is reported as coming from NATO member foreign and defence ministries, as well as German and US foundations including the Bill and Melinda Gates, Rockefeller Brothers and George Soros’s Open Society funds. The ECFR claims this “diversity of funding sources is critical to ensure the independence of our organisation.”

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