Ask Google about fall of Roman Empire and you’ll get this:
“In 476 C.E. Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer, who became the first Barbarian to rule in Rome. The order that the Roman Empire had brought to western Europe for 1000 years was no more.”
That’s the official story, which like most official stories, yields more caca than truth when processed through the truth grinder. The Barbarian at the Gates meme serves to scare populations into supporting aggressive warfare and England used it to good effect for hundreds of years. We are still using it.
The Roman Empire had actually moved to Constantinople about 100 years earlier and continued for 1,000 years. The barbarian invasion was actually a revolt by mercenaries.
Rome had once used its well-off citizens to fight, but that practice had long since been abandoned and various “barbarians” were hired to fight instead. As the western empire declined through corruption and over-reach, the mercenaries simply staged a coup.
The moral of the story is that mercenaries may be temporarily useful, but they have ideas of their own. The Taliban was used as a proxy in Afghanistan against the Russians, but hey, they may have ideas of their own, so watch out.
The Libyan “rebels” were used as a proxy to take down Ghaddafi (they are always called “Freedom Fighters” in the early stages) but may have gotten ideas of their own once the Libyan nation was destroyed.
Historical note: The Libyan Freedom Fighters came out of Benghazi, former home of King Idris, the puppet king Ghadaffi overthrew back in 1969. Some men in Benghazi resented that loss of power, to put it mildly.
But having trained, equipped and promoted these mercenaries, perhaps they could be of further use? On to Syria to join those Freedom Fighters, who were also trained, equipped and used by the West and its “allies” to unseat Assad. Gee, what could go wrong? Mercenaries never get ideas of their own, do they?
How about the incredible scenario in the Ukraine? You have a “nation” created by the Germans during WWI, a large segment of which has mystical dreams of racial superiority and a desire to cleanse the motherland of impure, (nay, filthy!) Russians, Poles and Jews. They nurture a fierce race hatred with an almost religious zeal; not Neo-Nazis, but Paleo-Nazis. They march in torchlight parades and chant “Honor the heroes! Death to enemies! Bandera will lead us!” Bandera, by the way, is dead; a “martyr.”
This is not a 6 ounce can of mixed nuts; over 2 million citizens voted for them last time there was a real election, and it is estimated that 20 percent of the people in western Ukraine support them. They have a huge following among young Ukrainians, who seem to think torchlight parades and Nazi salutes are cool.
The astonishing thing is that Igor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian Jew with dual Ukraine-Israel citizenship and one of the three richest Ukrainian oligarchs, has hired these Nazis to fight the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the East, who quite naturally, resist the frequently-expressed Paleo-Nazi policy of murdering all the “Moskas.”
A Jew hires rabid Nazi mercenaries to kill Russians… Kolomoisky is using them to obtain still more billions. THEY are using him to get weapons and killing “Russians” along the way. As in all mercenary situations, they are using each other, hoping to outfox each other in the end.
The West is facilitating the whole mess for its own purposes.
Gee, what could go wrong?
Could the Ukrainian Paleo-Nazi mercenaries have their own ideas?
Count on it.