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This is from the memoir of current head of CIA William Burns. In 1989 he served under Secretary of State James Baker in a strategic planning role as communism fell. Here he outlines negotiations re German reunification - take note of highlighted part in context of Ukraine now. Image
More on the negotiations - the Russians aren’t lying about NATO: Image
More from Burns. Here he is discussing how the Russian foreign policy establishment felt about NATO expansion in 1995 under Yeltsin, long before Putin was on the scene. No one listened then either: Image
Clinton went ahead with NATO expansion despite warnings from US embassy in Moscow that it was a bad idea. Here is Burns noting that George Kennan, who developed original containment policy toward USSR, viewed it as huge error: Image
And here is Burns summing up his view of NATO expansion - keep in mind he published this in 2019, before this current war. Image
Here is Burns in a private email to Secretary of State Condi Rice in 2008. MAP refers to ‘Membership Action Plan,’ and was a neocon push - Dick Cheney in particular - to rapidly expand NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia. Russian elite - not just Putin - was totally opposed: Image
Burns described his final meeting with Putin as US ambassador. This was way back in 2008: Image
Sometimes I read that no one was ever proposing Ukraine for NATO, that Putin made it up. That’s not how current CIA director Burns described it. Here is statement from 2008 at Bucharest summit, shortly after meeting from prior tweet: Image

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1/As promised, I will explain these French bistro burgers. They are lightly seasoned with allspice, dash of cinnamon, salt/pepper, drizzle of olive oil and parsley. I like to serve it with a carrot salad with a citrus dash to cut the richness (link to salad at end). This is for 2 Image
2/ For the meat - you want 12 oz of fat heavy (ça 80%) ground beef. Hit with cranks of salt/pepper, 1/8 tsp allspice, pinch cinnamon, and healthy chunk of parsley minced. Add dash of olive oil, form into balls. Refrigerate for while, then form patties as below: ImageImageImage
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This is why the globalist system will collapse eventually. It’s Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
This is also why people flooded the streets in 1914 celebrating the outbreak of WW1. People threw off their deadening shackles, suddenly felt alive.
From 1815-1914, there were little contained wars among great powers, but nothing explosive. It’s now 2023, and nothing dramatic in world stage implications has erupted since 1945. It’s a matter of time.
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These modern areas are juxtaposed against 1950 style slums, and side streets where guys ride around on scooters with kids hanging off the back, no helmets.
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1/I will share with you a technique I like for mashed potatoes. This is more interesting than the Trump/DeSantis hysterics (very low bar, I know). These are potatoes mixed with caramelized carrots and chives. They’re good - earthy - go with many dishes. Image
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2/What you need. I’ve got about 3/4 cup of heavy cream about 1/3 cup of wine, I chopped handful of chives up (didn’t use it all) and about 3 oz Roquefort Image
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