They just won't let it go. It seems many of the so-called "warmongers" are hellbent on turning Ukraine into a major war whether the countries involved want it or not. History shows what has become known as "proxy wars" create profits for companies manufacturing weapons. The cost, of course, is then pawned off on taxpayers and a public preoccupied with personal concerns. Such talk of war is probably viewed as a blessing by President Biden and a White House that has been battered with bad press.
The proof that Ukraine is unlikely to go quietly into the night is reinforced by a slew of news stories over the last few days. It includes items such as the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is warning of "unusual Russian military
activity" near the nation's borders and in the annexed peninsula of
Crimea or that Canada is now considering larger deployments to Ukraine.
Nothing ramps up the hype like the headline, "Ukraine fears that Russia may be preparing to invade." Brig.
Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine's defense intelligence agency,
said last weekend. He went on to say that Russia had more than 92,000
troops amassed at the border and could attack as early as the end of January. In reaction, not only is Canada looking at deploying hundreds of additional troops to support the
Canadian soldiers already in Ukraine on a training mission, it is considering redeploying some of the CF-18 fighter jets currently based in Romania.
|NATO Has Slowly Expanded Towards Russia|
I stand with those arguing this has little to do with Russia
taking over the world or Ukraine's national sovereignty. It is about
money, energy, and power. Several years ago I wrote a piece that urged America to stay out of a
war in Ukraine. It also warned of the major advantage Putin held by
having a huge well-armed army just across the Ukrainian border and that
any army cobbled together to face him would most likely be
unenthusiastic and politically troubled. Another reason provoking Russia is a horrible idea is that it creates
the potential the current "minor skirmish" could explode into
World War III with nuclear bombs entering the mix.
Obama was in office he pulled out all the stops to paint Putin with a brush dipped in
all the bad colors. Every Sunday in interview after interview
Washington experts were paraded across the screens of the talk shows denouncing Putin as a "thug and a bully." This description of the former KGB officer is so ingrained in their
repertoire that they seldom describe him in any other terms unless it is
to add the words "dangerous or menace" to highlight the fact we should all be afraid. Clearly, the
U.S. establishment loathes Putin and constantly paints him as an
aggressor, a tyrant, and a killer that invaded and occupied Crimea.
The fact is, it is NATO that has slowly been expanding towards Russia since Putin took power in late 1999.
In 1999, Russia was defenseless,
bankrupt, and being carved up by a group stealing its resources in
collusion with America. Putin changed that and resurrected the crumbling
empire once again into a nation-state with coherence and purpose. Putin is
credited with halting the theft of his country’s wealth by the
plutocracy and restoring Russia's military strength. Putin's biggest sin may be that with blunt
rhetoric he refused to accept for Russia a subservient role in an
American-run world under a system drawn up by foreign politicians and
business leaders. The fact is many Russians credit him with saving
Russia. Today, after two decades in power, Putin’s approval rating exceeds
that of many Western leaders.
|Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In An Unwinnable War |
Reports from the front in Ukraine are often buried or hidden from
public view but they appear to confirm that Ukrainian troops are being sent into a meat grinder.
Putting more weapons into the hands of those unmotivated to fight for
their corrupt state is merely adding fuel to this fire and doing more
harm than good.
Again, remember Ukraine is a financially failed state
and while we can point to its potential, its massive oil and gas
reserves by all rights should belong to the Ukrainian people. The IMF, however, points out that Kiev needs billions in loans
and grants just to stabilize its economy after more than twenty years of
massive levels of corruption. This debt and the deep, deep hole
Ukraine dug itself into after a series of bad
governments ran the country after it became independent of the Soviet Union.
The euro-zone currently faces a lot of problems without jumping into a
proxy war against rebels in Ukraine. I use the term proxy because
without the money and backing of outsiders things would most likely go
quiet. The failed and bankrupt country of Ukraine would most likely
break into two parts with the eastern half and its people who share
strong ties with Russia aligning itself with that country and Kiev, and
the western-oriented portion of the country drifting towards stronger
ties to the euro-zone. What is the big problem with such a solution?
A great deal if you ask those in Washington that are pushing
for more intervention in Ukraine. As to what motivates their
desire to turn the area into a giant killing field several possibilities
exist but it is mostly money and profit.
|War In Ukraine Is About Money, Energy, And Power!|
Foreign policy has often been used as a tool to advance national
interest which is often dictated by economics. When it comes to the
economy, energy is often considered the blood from which all strength
flows and in the case of Europe the Nord Stream 2
(NS2) pipeline designed to carry natural gas from
Russia to Germany remains a bone of contention. Several European countries see the pipeline as being designed to increase their energy reliance on Moscow.
Those opposed to the pipeline continue to argue that "Gazprom" is not only a gas company but a platform for
Russian coercion and another tool for Russia to pressure European
countries. Under a
provision in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions
Act (CAATSA), the U.S. State Department has even threatened European
corporations with ties to the pipeline on the grounds
that "the project undermines energy security in Europe".
To confuse the issue and muddy the waters great efforts have been made
at high levels by those advocating military action to paint Russia as an
aggressor. These forces aided by the media continue to link Russia's move
into the majority ethnic-Russian Crimea region as a violation of
Ukraine's sovereign border. The whole argument of sovereign borders is a little gem promoted by those in power,
these borders are a creation of man and not visible to the birds flying
above. This is an argument of convenience that masks deeper issues and
the difference between "terrorist" and "freedom fighters" often depends
on a person's point of view. In this case, it is clearly the new
American-backed government in Kiev that is pushing to bring the eastern
part of Ukraine back into the fold.
Adding Ukraine to NATO and the EU is a long-held dream
of neocons like Victoria Nuland and neoliberals like Biden. This is also
important to those supporting the World Economic Forum’s desire to
expand the EU and encircle Russia. Putin has long been a thorn in the side of the NWO gang. After entering office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr
Zelensky signed Decree No. 117/2021 activating the
Ukraine Army to recapture and re-unify with Ukraine, the autonomous
region of Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol. This was in total conflict with his
promise to end the now nearly seven-year-long war in eastern Ukraine
that played a central role in his election in 2019. This indicates Zelensky has
continued to subordinate his government’s policies to the US and
What this boils down to is that American companies want to sell and supply Europe with Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and they seem willing to start a war to make it happen. Whether it is for profit or to minimize the threat of natural gas shipments to Europe being cut off and used as a key weapon in Russia’s political arsenal we cannot ignore the idea more is at play here than just doing the "right thing".
people in the "Tin Foil Hat" community have gone so far as to indicate
they feel that America and elements of the CIA were involved or had a
part in the overthrow of the former corrupt Ukraine government and its
replacement with another corrupt but more pro Europe regime. At the time
even America's Vice President, Joe Biden, saw his son join the board of a private Ukrainian oil and natural gas company.
We should assume not only those involved in selling energy to Europe
will profit from stopping the flow of energy from Russia but also the military-industrial complex stands
Without a war, the odds of U.S. LNG significantly displacing Russian natural gas
shipped by pipeline are slim. Piped gas sells at a large discount to
LNG, which must be cooled to liquid form, shipped overseas, and turned
back into its gaseous form. Poland recently received its first shipment
of U.S. LNG last month from what is currently the only export facility
in the lower 48 states. While LNG trade between the United
States and Europe would help reduce the U.S. trade
deficit it also stands to improve energy security among the European
countries by giving them an alternative to Russian gas.
Still, it is not a cure-all, Russia can easily cut prices and adjust
terms to maintain its dominant position in the European gas market and
European countries are likely to continue buying most of their gas from
the lowest-cost supplier. Bottom-line, Russia has traditionally been the major supplier of
European gas. But it charges high prices, often in the form of long-term
contracts linked to the price of oil. The overwhelming dependence on
Russian gas leaves European countries from a national security
standpoint vulnerable to a cutoff of crucial natural gas supplies.
would be devastating to their economies at any time but even more so in
the depths of winter. For these reasons, it makes sense for Europe to
consider alternative supplies and open its doors to U.S. LNG. Regardless of the politics at play, danger lurks from flooding Ukraine with weapons, and
using the people of Ukraine as pawns in this high-stakes game violates
all standards of human decency. Americans should also be aware that our current policy drives Russia
towards the East and into the open arms of China. This creates even more
problems long-term than it solves short-term and borders on the edge of
Upping tensions in the area is the fact the Kerch Strait Bridge, also known as the Crimean Bridge, is now a target that Russia will make every effort to protect. Comprised
of a pair of Russian-constructed parallel bridges it spans the Strait
of Kerch between the Taman Peninsula and the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea.
The bridge complex provides for
both road and rail traffic and has a length of 19 km. This makes it the
longest bridge Russia has ever built.
The war in Ukraine has not developed organically but appears
to be the product of meddling. It could be argued that Biden is pushing
for more military action to cover up the corruption and sins of his
family that occurred in Ukraine. Mercenaries and money from America
to be backing and propping up Kiev with America acting as the
"champion" for this failed bankrupt country. The best way for the West
and Kiev to prove they are on the right path is by letting the eastern
part of the country secede and then making Kiev a center of economic
and democratic success.
Since the latest ceasefire agreement in
the war in Donbas was
implemented in July 2020, it appears the situation has not grown worse.
indicates rocking the boat is a bad idea. We can only hope those monitoring the recent events in Ukraine saying this will
someday be looked back upon as the beginning of World War III are wrong. Some war game players have indicated that China could use a larger war in Ukraine to rapidly move on Taiwan. After our experiences in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, I'm forced to wonder what these fools are getting us into?
Footnote; The following link takes you to a YouTube video of what is labeled "Insane Ukraine Fighting." It is roughly an hour of idiots firing in the air and wasting ammo, and that is the current war. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l118fdnkS0
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