Putin met the press with his Belarusian counterpart, Lukashenko, on a trip to the Vostochny space launch facility in Russia`s the Far East, and Putin said the campaign is going according to plan, adding it is not moving faster because Russia wants to minimize losses.
«The military operation will continue until its full completion and the fulfillment of the tasks that have been set,» Putin said. He also said that the economy had successfully resisted new Western sanctions.
A lot of people have already talked about food shortages, and so do Putin. Food shortages or incredibly high prices on world markets will lead to hunger in regions throughout the world, Putin said. It`s inevitable. The next step would be a new wave of migration, including the Western countries.
Putin charged that Ukraine was turned into an «anti-Russian bridgehead.» He slammed the «fake» allegations of Russian troops responsible for the «Bucha killings.» Russia also claims that the bombing of the theater is «fake.» The nazis are doing it and blame Putin.
We all know what the Western Media has told us about all this. What worries me is that they all think they can judge and condemn someone before they have enough facts. Therefore, we all must cool down and wait for any specific causes of the incident to be verified and established. That being said; Lukashenko said he know what happened. Let`s wait and see.
In other words; any and all accusations should be based on facts before conclusions are drawn.
We all condemn the killings and support the call for an independent investigation. In the meantime, we will wait for the truth and hope those responsible for these war crimes will be punished.
The Russian leader also said that the economy and financial system withstood the impact of what he called the Western sanctions «blitz» and the ruble has recovered its losses.
Putin argued the sanctions will backfire against the West.
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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 Christians believe that Jesus is coming back this year. They know what they are talking about because they know the bible. The end times are clearly described in the bible, and when we look at everything that is happening in the world right now, there`s a good chance the tribulation could begin this year.
If there`s ever been a time to get ready, this is the time. They believe that Vladimir Putin is sent by God. I`m following Jimmy Evans, and he talks a lot about it. So do Pat Robertson. In my recent article on March 3, I wrote about his tweet saying that Putin «is being compelled by God» to invade Ukraine in preparation for a massive End Times invasion of Israel. You can read that article here.
Mr. Robertson claimed God had his conspiracy that was being implemented via Mr. Putin. Mel Gibson is also planning to release a new film about Christ. The Passion of the Christ 2,0 will be released next year.
«All of those troops there are going to be coming against Israel in the latter days. And God says, «I am going to take care of it.» He also told his viewers on the 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), to read the bible because it`s coming to pass.
This is the end times. This is Apocalypse. God is ready to do something amazing, and that will be fulfilled, Mr. Robertson said.
An entity referred to as Gog and Magog descend from the «far north» upon a peaceful, reconstituted Israel, whose people had been «brought out from the nations, and all now dwell securely,» as it is described in Ezekiel.
The resulting war that follows allows a Messiah to swoop in and come to Israel`s rescue. It also ushers at the end of the world as we know it and the establishment of a new and better kingdom of God on earth.
Let`s look at Matthew 24, and what Jesus said: «In the last days, there will be wars and rumors of wars.» There will be plagues and an escalation of such catastrophes as the moment of Jesus` return draws near. In other words, the worse things get, the sooner the Second Coming.
The Bible lists several things to watch for; earthquakes, false Christs, wars, and rumors of wars. The gospel of Luke mentions signs in outer space, the nations of the earth facing problems with no solutions, and abnormally hostile weather (Luke 21:25).
The vast majority of Christians believe the second coming comes in two phases; the rapture, then the actual return of Christ at the end of the Tribulation period.
Watch for signs regarding the Temple in Jerusalem. That`s difficult for some people because The Romans destroyed the Hebrew Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD.
There are prophetic events yet to happen inside the Temple; therefore, the Temple must be rebuilt. At the midpoint of the Tribulation Period, the Antichrist will walk into the Holy of Holies, located inside the Temple, and proclaims himself as a God.
When Jesus returns at the end of the Tribulation Period, He will walk into the Temple and start His one-thousand-year reign on earth. Neither of these events can occur without the Temple being there.
Next, keep an eye on the saber-rattling surrounding Ukraine. There is a prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 describing an invasion of Israel. The nations involved in this invasion are Russia (Magog), Iran (Persia), several former Soviet states (Meshech/Tubal), Ukraine (Gomer), Turkey (Togarmah), Ethiopia, and Libya.
Notice Ukraine is on the list. For Ukraine to go to war alongside Russia, either Russia must take over Ukraine or the two become allies.
Jesus is coming back to beat up the bad guys and stomp on their enemies and crush everything under His heel.
Mel Gibson made a film about Jesus Christ in 2004, but now he is planning to release a new one next year. The film Passion of the Christ inspired the imagination in the realm of miracles, celestial beings, good and evil, and the meaning of loyalty, betrayal, and forgiveness.
The next film won’t be worse. According to actor Jim Caviezel who read a recent draft of the script, we`re in store for Mel Gibson`s magnum opus. The Empire Strikes Back of Christianity is apparently a masterpiece and must be seen to be believed.
While there isn`t much known about Gibson`s plans for the sequel (other than the Bible tells us), a release date for an upcoming novel may be evidence of the film`s roundabout premiere near June 16, 2023, for a book called The Gospel According to Mel Gibson; Fact, faith, and fantasy in The Passion of the Christ; Resurrection.
The book is by Helen Bond, a celebrated professor of Christian Origins and the New Testament. While Satan only had a couple of cameos in Passion, it sounds like much of the film will take place in Hell, where we will likely be treated to Gibson`s interpretation of eternal suffering.
We look forward to the film next year, and maybe in the meantime, Jesus is coming back? 41% of Americans believe that Jesus will definitely (23%) or probably (18%) return to Earth by 2050. Anyway, Mr. Robertson said; «read your bibles,» because «it`s going to pass.»
Do you remember when Vladimir Putin invited many world leaders to Russia`s annual Victory Day parade in Red Square on May 9, 2015? Do you remember that all the western leaders were boycotting that event because of the crisis in Ukraine?
Vladimir Putin said at that time that the U.S is trying to create a «unipolar world». Putin and Russia have used an address commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany to accuse the U.S of attempting to dominate the world.
I wrote an article about it on June 3, 2015, and you can read that article here. Cuba`s Fidel Castro shares Putin`s worldview. He released a new book called «Cold War – A warning for a unipolar world» on September 1, 2003. Castro said; «To endure the global struggle between the superpowers is bad. To live under the total hegemony of one of them is worse».
That`s exactly what the war in Ukraine is about. A world order. World dominance. But Putin stopped this big dream, which means we will go from a Unipolar world to a Multipolar world.
The U.S President, Barack Obama, and Germany`s Angela Merkel didn`t come. Neither did other Western leaders like UK`s Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande. Moscow has increasingly appeared to pivot away from Europe and focus more on developing relations with China, I wrote in the article at that time in 2015.
The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, was the most high-profile guest on the podium next to Putin. Other presidents in attendance included India`s Pranab Mukherjee, Presiden Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt, Raul Castro of Cuba, Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, and Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
«The boycott illustrates the depth and breadth of the chasm now separating Russia and the West,» said Dmitri Trenin, head of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
But what is Putin trying to say when he claims that the U.S is trying to create a «Unipolar World?»
Unipolarity in international politics is a distribution of power in which one state exercises most of the cultural, economic, and military influence. Unipolarity is an interstate system and not an Empire. Unipolarity implies the existence of many juridically equal non-states, something that an empire denies.
Unipolarity is anarchical. Anarchy results from the incomplete power preponderance of the Unipole. Kenneth Waltz, argues that great power cannot «exert a positive control everywhere in the world.» Therefore, relatively weaker countries have the freedom to pursue policy preferences independent of the Unipol.
Unipolar systems possess only one great power and face no competition. If a competitor emerges, the international system is no longer unipolar. Kenneth Waltz maintains that the United States is the only «pole» to possess global interests.
So, here we are. We knew at that time that Russia appeared to pivot away from Europe and focus more on developing relations with China.
Russia in bed with China, India, and Africa means a new world order, and that coalition is powerful. Keep in mind that 50% of the world population lives in China and India alone. In terms of business; that is a huge market.
The unipolar world has come to an end.
The modern international order, system, and relations developed after the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1618 – 1648, and the conclusion of the Westphalia Treaty in 1648. Raymond Aaron studied international relations and he said: «I call the international system a set of political entities that maintain constant relations and can be involved in a large-scale war».
It`s all a part of an evolution, and there are four types of structural organization of the international system: the Westphalian system (1648-1789) as a system of classical European balance, the Vienna system (1814-1914) the system of European concert, the Versailles-Washington system (1919-1939) with the main conquest, the League of Nations and the Yalta-Potsdam system (1945-1991), the crown of which is the creation of the United Nations.
There are three types of world order: unipolar, bipolar, and multipolar. The unipolar world order presupposes the domination of a single super-power that is ahead of all other states by its combined power.
The bipolar world order is transformed into a multipolar one when economic and military power comparable to the power of the two states is reached by other powers. In an equilibrium system, several large states maintain roughly the same influence on the course of the events, restricting each other`s excessive claims.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the world was multipolar, but by the middle of the century, two World Wars and many smaller conflicts had created a bipolar model.
With the end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet Union, bipolarity was replaced by unipolarity. The United States began to play a major role. But that has come to an end.
Recent facts and events show that the United States cannot cope with the role of being the only pole in the current world order. They were unable to balance forces in the Middle East. Neither with their troops nor with the support of groups that tried to seize power. Therefore; the troops withdraw from the war in Afghanistan.
The old world order is gone forever. Now, the world has entered a period of uncertainty and increased risks, exacerbated by the inability of the United States and its allies to solve the global problems of our time.
Former Barack Obama adviser, President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haas introduced the concept of a world without states or a multipolar world in his book «A World in Disarray: America Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.»
Nations must be prepared to surrender independence to world structures. The unipolar system has ended, and International relations in the 21st century will determine the situation of polarity. The power would be blurred rather than concentrated, and the importance of nation-States would diminish as non-state actors strengthened.
A multipolar system complicates diplomatic activity. it`s not just that they’re more actors in the polar world. It lacks the predictable fixed structures and systems of relations that characterize unipolar, bipolar, and multipolar structures.
The multipolar system will be difficult and dangerous, and international relations are undergoing a powerful transformation in the 21st century that changes the nature, structure, and essence of the international order.
A formation of a new model of international relations will be very painful and costly, and the entire world order will have to go through an era of turbulence. We had the pandemic. Now, we have a war, but there is more pain to come. There will be more economic and social hardships and it`s time for more world chaos.
The British philosopher and sociologist Sigmund Bauman said: «No one can consider themselves truly indispensable. Even the most privileged status can be temporary and suddenly change».
Thursday this week marks the 23rd anniversary of NATO`s bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which began on March 24, 1999, and lasted 78 days, Serbian media reported.
The European security crisis began in 1999 when US/Nato started to bomb Yugoslavia, and that was then erosion of all foundations of the world order, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Russian Tass.
«Back then, these bombs in addition to killing civilians started destroying the system of international relations. It was exactly then that NATO (and when we say «NATO», we mean «Americans») started to bomb the foundation of the world order, which led to the European security crisis, which we are living through today», the spokesman underscored.
This is exactly in line with what I have said in my recent articles. Putin`s war in Ukraine has many sides. Putin is attacking the European globalists, and globalization is dead.
Peskov pointed out that this crisis primarily involves the European continent. Russia and other states are located, most of which are currently unfriendly towards Moscow. «The very Americans, who instigated all this, they suffer from this crisis much less, we must understand it well», he added.
Serbia was attacked as responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo, and the immediate cause was the events in Racak and the failure of negotiations on Kosovo`s future status in Rambouillet and Paris, according to Novinite.
NATO’s air operation began at 7.45 p.m. on 24 March 1999. Nineteen NATO countries began bombing ships in the Adriatic and four air bases in Italy. First, the air defenses and other Yugoslav military sites in Pristina, Batajnica, Belgrade, Mladenovac, and elsewhere were bombed.
According to the Serbian Ministry of Defense, 2,500 civilians were killed during the NATO airstrike, including 89 children and 1,031 members of the army and police. 6,000 civilians were injured, including 2,700 children and 5,173 soldiers and police, and 25 are still missing.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said last night that there was no justification for NATO aggression in 1999 but that if he had been in Slobodan Milosevic’s place, he would have acted differently, Politika reported.
“In a few days, I would have stopped it, either by resigning or something else. 78 days is too long to cripple a country that had no chance to defend itself and wait for someone else to help us, but we knew that no one would,” Vucic said in an interview with RTV.
The president noted that Russia at the time, led by Boris Yeltsin, was weak. Vucic also pointed out that the one who leads the country must take care of how to save his people.
“I am now looking at the conflict in Eastern Europe and wondering why some people are not thinking well about the consequences”, Vucic said.
Serbian President Aleksander Ucic said in an interview on March 24; «“Now, after 23 years, one can see with clarity how despicable, ill-judged, unlawful and immoral this operation by 19 NATO countries was” and how “ridiculous, even stupid, to hear them now blaming Russia for its so-called aggression against Ukraine”, adding that “the morals, principles, and values they constantly talk about do not exist at all”. Does China have any comments?
Wang Wenbin is a Chinese politician diplomat, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department, and a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He had a speech and said this on CCTV:
«On March 24, 1999, US-led NATO forces blatantly bypassed the UN Security Council and began the 78-day incessant bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a sovereign country, in grave violation of relevant international conventions and basic norms governing international relations.
In 12,000 strikes, over 10,000 tonnes of explosives were dropped and more than 3,000 missiles fired, targeting everything from medical facilities to ancient cultural relics, residential buildings, and schools.
Thousands of innocent civilians including three Chinese journalists were killed. During the bombing campaign, NATO even used depleted uranium bombs prohibited by international conventions, causing long-term damage to Serbia’s environment and people’s health.
The people of Serbia will not forget NATO’s aggression, nor will the people of China and the rest of the world.
NATO is convening a summit on Ukraine on the 23rd anniversary of its bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. I wonder if the US and other NATO members have asked themselves:
What is the root cause of the Ukraine crisis?
What responsibility should the US and NATO assume?
Before reflecting on their crimes against the people in countries like Serbia, Iraq , and Afghanistan, the US and NATO have neither right nor authority to judge others.
Born out of the Cold War, NATO serves no other purpose than war. It has never contributed to the peace and security of our world and will never do so. All those who truly love peace and are committed to advancing peace will resolutely reject NATO’s continued expansion».