The war in Ukraine started in 2014 when NATO overthrew the government of Ukraine in a coup. They installed a new government, and Putin and Russia didn`t like that at all. People in Eastern Ukraine didn`t like the new government either.
A new conflict started between the people in Eastern Ukraine and the new government, and they made a peace agreement saying that they should leave them alone, but they didn`t. They killed and tortured 14,000 people in Eastern Ukraine, and that is why Putin invaded Ukraine.
Putin said that 14,000 people is enough. Many of them were from Russia, so Putin wanted to protect the people. It`s also because NATO wants to expand into Ukraine. On top of that, they have a pipeline called Nordstrom 2, so Putin had many reasons to invade Ukraine.
This is what we hear from people who are familiar with this situation in Ukraine. People who speak up, but also journalists who cover this story from the inside. So many are saying that it isn`t Russia that is killing people in Eastern Ukraine. It`s Ukrainian soldiers. They have evidence. They kill and bomb people in Ukraine and blame Putin. The truth will come for a day anyway.
The U.S and NATO provoked this confrontation, and Putin had to stop it. Sending in more weapons and soldiers doesn`t solve the problem. Nor is a nuclear war a solution. That will be the end of human history.
We all learned this from WWI and WWII. War is stupid, and nobody wins a war. We know that. So, the only way is negotiation, and a neutral Ukraine is a solution Putin wants, but not Zelenskyy. Like I have said many times before; this would never have happened under Trump.
Trump didn`t start a single war. He always wanted peace and prosperity. And that`s exactly what he got. He lowered the tax and boosted the economy. Unemployment plunged to a historic low and businesses had a hell of a party. Take a look at the world now. It`s the opposite.
I think it is a big surprise for many in the world to see that far-left radical Noam Chomsky says that Donald Trump is the only Western Statsman who pushed for peace in Ukraine. Chomsky said Trump is the «one western statesman» with a «sensible» plan for resolving the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Thijmen Sprakel had an interview with Chomsky last week, and Chomsky said that the proposed solution included «facilitating negotiations instead of undermining them and moving toward establishing some kind of accommodation in Europe, in which there are no military alliances but just mutual accommodations.»
Chomsky talked about George H.W Bush (the first Bush, not the second), proposed in the early ’90s, when after the collapse of the Soviet Union, proposed what they called a partnership for peace, which would be open for Europeans generally or Asians as well,» Chomsky continued, going on to stress that in his view, limiting NATO`s expansion and eliminating military alliances in Europe is the key.
I support Chomsky and think he is absolutely right. And I don`t understand what leaders are thinking today, because we know that this is exactly how WWI started. They all expanded and other countries became afraid, and followed up and did the same. They all escalated and it ended in a high degree of tension.
An 18-year-old kid killed Franz Ferdinand of Austria when he visited Sarajevo, and voila, WWI started. One of the deadliest conflicts in history.
We see the same tension today. NATO expand and make other countries afraid, and then they will stand up to this expansion and protected themselves, and the tension is climbing higher and higher.
Noam Chomsky knows this. He is internationally recognized as one of the most important intellectuals alive. His intellectual stature has been compared to that of Galileo, Newton, and Descartes, as his work has had a tremendous influence on a variety of areas of scholarly and scientific inquiry, including linguistics, logic and mathematics, computer science, psychology, media studies, and philosophy, politics, and international affairs.
Chomsky said a move toward negotiations and diplomacy instead of escalating the war is the key. Try to see if you can bring about an accommodation which would be roughly along these lines, Chomsky continued. «His name is Donald J.Trump.»
Russia has said that it would stop its assault if Ukraine declares neutrality, recognizes Crimea as Russian territory, and recognizes the independence of the breakaway Donbas republic of Donestk and Luhansk.
Zelenskyy said a few weeks ago that regarding Crimea and the Donbas, Ukraine is not prepared for Russian «ultimatums» but is ready to discuss the status of the territories. People who elected Zelenskyy are not ready to surrender, and he also said that he had «cooled down» on the idea of Ukraine joining NATO.
The war in Ukraine could have ended a long time ago. Putin has been giving Zelenskyy a great solution to the problems they have, but Zelenskyy rejected it. The reason is that the neo-Nazis are threatened to kill Zelenskyy if he signs a peace deal with Putin and Russia.
First of all I must say that many deep thinkers have predicted the war a long time ago, and believe it or not, President Joe Biden is one of them. He predicted the war in Ukraine 25 years ago. Henry Kissinger also warned on several occasions that NATO expansion would create tensions between Russia and the US as well as Russia and the rest of western Europe.
Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state of the United States, while writing for the Wall Street Journal in 2014 following the annexation of Crimea pointed out that Ukraine cannot act as an outpost for either party but rather should act as a bridge between the West and Russia.
Ukraine is an inalienable part of Russia`s history and identity. «To treat Ukraine as part of an East-West confrontation would scuttle for decades any prospect to bring Russia and the West, especially Russia and Europe, into a cooperative international system,» Kissinger wrote for the Wall Street Journal.
The most important thing, in this case, is NATO`s Final Declaration Bucharest Summit on April 3, 2008, that says; «NATO welcomes Ukraine`s and Georgia`s Euro Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that these countries will become members of NATO.»
This is the deep cause: The aim of the United States and its European allies is to peel Ukraine away from the Soviet orbit and incorporate it into the West.
Jack Matlock said last month that NATO expansion would trigger an arms race. Matlock highlighted that the Soviet collapse was not because of western pressure but due to internal issues which led to its fall. He called the expansion of NATO a strategic blunder.
Naom Chomsky talked about Ukraine a year ago and said that the takeover of eastern Cuba is much worse than the situation in Ukraine today. But I`m not gonna talk about Cuba today. It`s all about Ukraine. Chomsky mentioned leading international relations specialist, John Mearsheimer who wrote an article in the main establishment journal foreign affairs with this headline;
THE WEST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UKRAINE CRISIS.
What Mearsheimer points out in his article is in 1990, when the Russian Empire collapsed. The question was about how should the post-war system develop? Gorbachev made a remarkable concession. He agreed to allow unified Germany to join a Western military alliance. If you think about history, that`s pretty astonishing, because Germany alone had practically destroyed Russia a couple of times in the century.
He was saying that a unified militarized Germany can join a hostile military alliance. There was a «quid pro quo.» A condition that NATO would not move phrase was one inch to the east. That meant East Germany.
But what did they do? NATO immediately moved to East Germany. Gorbachev was pretty upset, but he was informed by president Bush and James Baker, that this was just a verbal agreement. There was nothing on paper. The implication is if you`re dumb enough to accept the verbal gentleman`s agreement with the United States, that`s your problem.
Then Clinton came in, and NATO moved further towards the right to the border of Russia. But the big question is rather; why does NATO even exist after 1990 throughout the whole history of the cold war?
They say NATO is necessary to defend Western Europe from the Russian hordes. But what happens to NATO? It explodes. It expands to the east. Its mission changed. Its official mission now is not to defend Europe from the Russian hordes.
It`s to control the global energy system. Sea lanes and pipelines, and to serve as a US-run intervention force. We can all ask ourselves; «What was the nature of the propaganda we were fed all those years?»
If NATO was there to defend the west from the Russians, why is it now expanding the right to the borders of Russia, becoming a global and US intervention force protecting sea lanes and pipelines, and so on.
What that talk about the Cold war was just a pure lie, and there`s plenty more evidence for that.
Noam Chomsky said seven years ago that after a dangerous proxy war, keeping Ukraine Neutral offers a path to peace with Russia. So did John Mearsheimer. But who is listening? MSM? Nope. You never see people like this on MSM.
Mearsheimer said that Ukraine and NATO would be a security threat to Russia. But he said that many years ago. You all knew it. Deep thinkers told you all about it. The solution is a Neutral Ukraine.
Putin offered Zelenskyy that solution. A Neutral Ukraine, which is a buffer state between NATO and Russia, but Zelenskyy rejected it. Why? It`s probably the neo-Nazis. They will kill him if he agrees with Putin.
In 2013, Putin wanted an Economic Rescue Plan for Ukraine with Russia, the IMF, and the EU, but the EU said no foolishly.
The real losers in this war are the Ukrainians. Ukrainians are led down the primrose path. NATO has pushed very hard to encourage the Ukrainians to be part of NATO. They are pushed to be a western bulwark on Russia`s borders. Despite the fact that the Russians made it clear that this was unacceptable to them.
What the West did is to take a stick and poke the bear in the eye. And if you do that, that bear is not going to smile and laugh at what you`re doing. That bear is probably going to fight back, and that`s exactly what`s happening here. And that bear is going to tear apart Ukraine. That bear is in the process of tearing apart Ukraine.
So, who is responsible for all this? Russia? Of course not. The Russians are doing the dirty work. What caused the Russians to do this? According to John Mearsheimer, the answer is very simple; The United States of America.
Putin and Russia have repeatedly said that Georgia and Ukraine will never become part of NATO. In August 2008, you had a war involving the Russians and the Georgians over the whole issue of whether or not Georgia would become part of NATO.
The plan is to turn Ukraine into a pro-western liberal democracy, and it started with the Orange revolution in 2014. They want Ukraine to be a part of the West while sitting on Russia`s border. The crisis in Ukraine started on February 22, 2014, and that was a coup, supported by the United States.
The Revolution of Dignity is also known as the Maidan Revolution. It took place in Ukraine in February 2014 at the end of the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv.
It resulted in a pro-Russian leader; president Yanukovych, being overthrown and being replaced by a pro-American prime minister. The Russians found this intolerable. At the same time, they were debating with the West and the Ukrainians over EU expansion, and always in the background at that time was NATO expansion.
A civil war started in Ukraine in 2014, and this is also where the neo-Nazis are starting to grow. In 2017, President Trump decided to arm the Ukrainians. They also got training help. It also formed closer diplomatic ties with the Ukrainians. That spooked the Russians.
MSM is telling us all that Putin is the main cause of the war in Ukraine. They say Putin is crazy and irrational. Putin is bent on creating a greater Russia. Putin is a new Hitler, they say. I must say that it`s hard to believe that serious people can say things like that. It`s ridiculous.
They also say that Putin is an aggressor. He is expanding. He is trying to build a new USSR. I don`t understand how serious people can say things like that. It`s all nonsense. Russia doesn`t have enough resources to do that. Nor do they have money to expand. It`s deceit. A lie. they turn things upside down. Who acts like USSR? Russia? Of course not.
So, what we see here is NATO expansion. EU expansion. Promoting democracy. Is this war vital to the US? No. Is this war vital to Russia? Absolutely yes.
Vladimir Putin is doing exactly what Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are doing; «Building back better.» Putin is working very hard to fix all the problems that the communist Bolsheviks made during their revolution: October Revolution.
The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution that took place in the former Russian Empire which began during World War I. The Bolsheviks killed the Royal family Romanov that has ruled Russia for 302 years.
This period saw Russia abolish its monarchy and adopt a socialist form of government following two successive revolutions and bloody civil war. This socialist revolution ended the Russian monarchy and Tsar Nicholas II abdicated and stepped down, ushering in a new government led by the Russian Duma (parliament) which became the Russian Provisional Government. This government was dominated by the interests of prominent capitalists, as well as the Russian nobility and aristocracy.
During this chaotic period, there were frequent mutinies, protests, and strikes. Many socialist and other leftist political organizations were engaged in daily struggle and vied for influence within the Provisional Government and the Soviets.
One such faction was the Bolsheviks («Ones of the Majority») led by Vladimir Lenin. The Bolsheviks gained support by campaigning on a slogan of peace, land, and bread which promised to cease war with Germany, give land to the peasantry, and end the famine caused by Russia`s involvement in WWI. These slogans had a direct effect on the growing Bolshevik popularity.
Under pressure from German military offensives, the Bolsheviks soon relocated the national capital to Moscow. The Bolsheviks had secured a strong base of support within the Soviets and, as the supreme governing party, established their own government, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
The RSFSR began the process of reorganizing the former empire into the world`s first socialist state, to practice soviet democracy on a national and international scale.
The Great October Socialist Revolution under the Soviet Union, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution (1917 – 1923), almost destroyed Russia as we know it today. This is why Putin is working hard to restore what the Bolsheviks destroyed.
This is where the problems in Ukraine and Crimea start. it`s also called the Soviet-Ukrainian War, or Ukrainian Civil War, which is the term commonly used in post-Soviet Ukraine for the events taking place between 1917 – 1921, nowadays regarded essentially as a war between the Ukrainian People`s Republic and the Bolsheviks. The war ensued soon after the October Revolution when Lenin dispatched Antonov`s expeditionary group to Ukraine and Southern Russia.
Soviet historical tradition viewed it as an occupation of Ukraine by military forces of Western and Central Europe, including the Polish Republic`s military, the Bolshevik victory constituting Ukraine`s liberation from these forces.
Conversely, modern Ukrainian historians consider it a failed war of independence by the Ukrainian People`s Republic against the Bolsheviks.
In Soviet historiography and terminology, the armed conflict is depicted as part of the greater Russian Civil War in Ukraine, this war was fought between the national government and the Bolshevik government (led by Lenin).
The war may be divided into three phases:
December 1917 – April 1918: Revolutionary days, Bolshevik uprisings, invasion of the Red Guards formations, signing of protectorate treaty, and liberation from bolsheviks.
December 1918 – December 1919: Civil war in Ukraine, invasion of the Red Army, unification of Ukraine, anti-Soviet peasant uprisings, Denikin’s Volunteer Army and the Allied intervention, loss of West Ukraine to Poland.
Spring 1920 – Autumn 1921: Polish-Soviet War (Treaty of Warsaw), Russian Civil War (between Bolsheviks armies and the armed Forces of South Russia), Ukrainian guerrilla operations (First and Second Winter Campaigns), government in exile.
In October 1917 the government of Ukraine denounced the Bolshevis’ armed revolt and declared it would decisively fight against any attempted coup in Ukraine. The Kyiv Military District command tried to prevent a Bolshevik coup, leading to street fights and eventually surrendering of pro-Bolshevik troops in the city.
On November 20, 1917, the Rada declared Ukraine the Ukrainian People`s Republic as an autonomous part of the Russian Republic and scheduled on January 9, 1918, elections to a Ukrainian Constituent Assembly.
The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing war primarily involving Russia, Belarus, and pro-Russian forces on one side, and Ukraine on the other. The war we see today isn`t a new one. It has been going on since February 2014 in the wake of the Revolution of Dignity and focused on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which are internationally recognized as part of Ukraine.
Nikita Khruschev gave Crimea to Ukraine for free in 1954. That transfer was illegal under Soviet law and violated both the Constitution of the Soviet Union and the Constitution of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. This is how Putin and Russia now are building back better.
They want to have Crimea and Ukraine back again because it has been a part of Russia. How legitimate is it that Crimea is given to Ukraine by a drunken Nikita Khruschev? It is also given to Ukraine that is also stolen during the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. The communists have done so damage to Russia, and Putin is trying to fix it. By diplomatic solutions or by war and bombs.
In a speech live on TV, on 24 February, Putin said; «The goal is to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years. And for this, we will strive for the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine, as well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous, bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation.»
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the first Jewish President of Ukraine. He is a former actor and comedian. Another puppet on the scene with a lot of neo-Nazis hiding behind the scenes. A trick to make people blindsided.
Zelenskyy is a populist. He has also positioned himself as an anti-establishment, and anti-corruption figure. He became a President in 2019, promised to end Ukraine`s protracted conflict with Russia as part of his presidential campaign, and attempted to engage in dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The US government has alluded to intelligence indicating that the Kremlin is preparing lists of Ukrainians to be killed or put in camps. The alleged lists include journalists.
So, what Putin is talking about is what NATO and the West don`t want to talk about; Azov Battalion, which is a group of a neo-Nazi unit of the National Guard of Ukraine. Azov initially formed as a volunteer militia on 5 May 2014 during the Odessa clashes. On 12 November 2014, Azov was incorporated into the National Guard of Ukraine, and since then all members are contract soldiers serving in the National Guard of Ukraine.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the Azov Battalion`s extremist politics and professional English social media pages have attracted foreign fighters, including people from Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Greece, Scandinavia, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Russia.
About 50 Russian nationals are members of the Azov regiment. The group has used Facebook to recruit far-right individuals from other countries within Europe. In 2019, under Facebook`s Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, support for the group was not allowed, although this was temporarily relaxed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Reports published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have connected the Azov Battalion to war crimes such as mass looting, unlawful detention, and torture.
An OHCHR report from March 2016 stated that the organization had «collected detailed information about the conduct of hostilities by Ukrainian armed forces and the Azov regiment in and around Shyrockyne from the summer of 2014 to date.
Mass looting of civilians’ homes was documented, as well as targeting of civilian areas between September 2014 and February 2015.
MSM doesn`t talk about this. What they talk about is people supporting Ukraine and that some people are moving to Ukraine to join the Nazi forces. We also see that many countries like Germany are supporting Ukraine with weapons.
This war is also a war against the European globalists.
The U.K is out of the EU with a Brexit slam dunk, and PM Boris Johnson is building back better. Biden is also building back better, but what happens if the U.S is pulling out as a leader from the West? If so, and Europe is building its own weapon arsenal, then this world will become even more dangerous, and Europe will be changed forever.
It`s all up and green in Europe today. We see a cautious rally after Crimea vote. The opening in U.S today will be mixed, but it can change later on today. Obama spoke to Putin after the vote, and Putin pointed that the vote is legal.
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The U.S and EU warn Russia against moving to annex Crimea, and today mull sanctions. Gold is declining to $1378,60. I think this is some profit-taking pressure from recent gains that saw prices hit a six-month high overnight.
The vote in Crimea should not be a big surprise. The Russian parliament said it would move fast to annex the Crimean region. Any escalation of tensions in Ukraine would quickly put risk-aversion back into the markets.
Now, we should look for the possible sanctions against Russia. If the U.S and EU slap Russia`s hands with diplomatic and economic sanctions, we will see the Russian stock market in a big drop. We saw the stock market in Russia plummeted earlier with a drop of -20% in on single day.
That was more expensive than the Olympic Games in Sotsji. Not good for a company that went bankrupt in 1998. The economy is the eight largest economy in the world. They have an abundance of natural resources, including timber, precious metals, and particularly fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) that can be developed without the constraint of OPEC production quotas and other rules.
Russia in not a OPEC member. Russia`s oil and gas production have been not only a primary source of Russia`s economic growth but also a geostrategic lever in the country`s relationship with Europe and Asia.
Russia has undergone significant changes since their collapse in 1998. They have moved from a centrally planned economy to a more market-based and globally integrated economy. The economy is more privatized in many sectors now.
Russia`s capital, Moscow, had the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world, and the Russian government predicts growth rates for future years at 2,5% of GDP. Putin and his friends are often criticized for their «loan-for-shares» scheme that turned over major state-owned firms to politically connected «oligarchs» has left equity ownership highly concentrated.
It`s a big country and it all collapsed and went bankrupt in 1998. As we all know, U.S is also a big country, with a lot of problems. Do people around the world really know how serious the problems in the U.S is? I hope so, because everyone should be prepared and protect themselves.
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