This transcript appears in the February 25, 2022 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Col. (ret.) Alain Corvez (France)
Evaluation of the Strategic Situation:
A French Perspective
The following is the edited transcript of the presentation by Alain Corvez to Panel One of the Schiller Institute conference, “100 Seconds to Midnight on the Doomsday Clock: We Need a New Security Architecture!” on February 19, 2022. Col. Corvez is an international consultant and former Counselor for the French Defense and Interior Ministries.
I first want to say that I agree with the two speakers [Harley Schlanger and Natalia Vitrenko] who talked just before me. I want to stress the fact that we are at a very specific point in the evolution of humanity.
Russia Seeks Security Guarantees
Der Spiegel has given three days ago. That’s very important also, because these documents show that these promises were written on a paper, and that is very important. But, as everybody knows, these promises have not been executed.
I think the current Ukrainian situation is [due to] the fact that the United States did not know how to answer the exigence of Russian security matters, and they decided to launch propaganda which took a wide range, especially in Europe and France in particular. We have seen only the scenarios which were made in Washington, and all the Presidencies, all the media repeated the false information which was coming from Washington. They decided that because they did not know how to answer the legitimate demands from Russia, they said Russia wants to invade Ukraine. Even if Putin and other persons—Lavrov, Shoigu—said they have no intention to invade Ukraine, the lies were going on saying the contrary.
End of NATO and American Supremacy
In my opinion, this is the end of the American supremacy, because they need to have supremacy over Europe. If Europe by chance comes to cooperate with Russia, which is a very big country and especially for all the energy resources, of course this new Eurasia group of countries would be independent from the United States. Then, we understand that NATO, which was created to face the communist world, when the Warsaw Pact was defeated—collapsed—then NATO should have been also defeated.
Then, there is no reason now for NATO to go on and to have all these European countries and others in Asia obeying Washington’s strategy and policy. We have seen that NATO has gone to Afghanistan, to Iraq, and to other countries, to Libya and so on. Destroying completely countries without any reason, because NATO was supposed to be an alliance to face the communist bloc, and when there is no communist bloc, there should be not be any more NATO.
I want to finish my speech by saying that we are in the presence of a very big moment, because I think the crisis about Ukraine will show the world the end of the American supremacy. Of course, it will not be tomorrow; but it’s a sign that now the world does not accept anymore the supremacy of the United States over all the world. Especially I think for my country, France, and for all European countries, the truth is that NATO has no reason anymore to exist and that we should leave this organization which is a war organization for the interests of the United States.
The interests of the United States are no more to lead the whole world, but they have the dollar. The dollar is now threatened by other currencies, and that’s also why the Ukrainian crisis is also an economic crisis, because the United States wants to preserve its supremacy with its currency, and this is not anymore possible.