An interesting review of the Ukraine situation (chaos and madness perhaps?).
From ‘The Guardian” by .
I watched Dr Strangelove the other day. I have seen it perhaps a dozen times; it makes sense of senseless news. When Major TJ “King” Kong goes “toe to toe with the Rooskies” and flies his rogue B52 nuclear bomber to a target in Russia, it’s left to General “Buck” Turgidson to reassure the president. Strike first, says the general, and “you got no more than 10-20 million killed, tops”. President Merkin Muffley: “I will not go down in history as the greatest mass murderer since Adolf Hitler.” General Turgidson: “Perhaps it might be better, Mr President, if you were more concerned with the American people than with your image in the history books.”
The genius of Stanley Kubrick’s film is that it accurately represents the cold war’s lunacy and dangers.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US has ringed Russia with military bases, nuclear warplanes and missiles as part of its Nato enlargement project. Reneging on a US promise to the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 that Nato would not expand “one inch to the east”, Nato has all but taken over eastern Europe. In the former Soviet Caucasus, Nato’s military build-up is the most extensive since the second world war.
In February, the US mounted one of its proxy “colour” coups against the elected government of Ukraine; the shock troops were fascists. For the first time since 1945, a pro-Nazi, openly antisemitic party controls key areas of state power in a European capital. No western European leader has condemned this revival of fascism on the border of Russia. Some 30 million Russians died in the invasion of their country by Hitler’s Nazis, who were supported by the infamous Ukrainian Insurgent Army (the UPA) which was responsible for numerous Jewish and Polish massacres. The Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, of which the UPA was the military wing, inspires today’s Svoboda party.
Since Washington’s putsch in Kiev – and Moscow’s inevitable response in Russian Crimea to protect its Black Sea fleet – the provocation and isolation of Russia have been inverted in the news to the “Russian threat”. This is fossilised propaganda. The US air force general who runs Nato forces in Europe – General Philip Breedlove, no less – claimed more than two weeks ago to have pictures showing 40,000 Russian troops “massing” on the border with Ukraine. So did Colin Powell claim to have pictures proving there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. What is certain is that Barack Obama’s rapacious, reckless coup in Ukraine has ignited a civil war and Vladimir Putin is being lured into a trap.
That gives the general idea of the article and the importance of everybody understanding the true picture. The complete article is linked here.
(General Breedlove? A misnomer, if ever there was!)
(“Fossilized propaganda”, an excellent term for the US bullshit that the public seem to prefer to believe).
I do not comprehend world politics, but I am certain there has been international cooperation going on behind the scenes since frightened world leaders united nations (UN) and national academies of science (NAS) into a giant, worldwide “Orwellian Ministry of Consensus Science (UN)Truths“ on 24 Oct 1945.
Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.
There has to be a limit as to how far Russia is pushed by the US et al, Putin is wise enough to laugh at the “Russian aggression” taunt and provocation, clever enough to manipulate the stupid sanctions and attacks on Russia’s economy to his advantage, but if the military threat steps over the border, including that with Crimea, he seems prepared to physically defend his country.
Also refer to https://tgrule.com/2015/03/22/prepare-for-nuclear-war-russia-warns-citizens-as-us-tanks-flood-into-europe-posted-by-eu-times-on-mar-20th-2015/
“As to why and how our world went from last April when no US battle tanks remained in Europe, to 11 months later when they continue to flood onto the continent in the hundreds and thousands, and in the face of a massive Russian military response, should be plain to see for anyone caring to.”
Without any doubt, such a confrontation would have dire repercussions, unimaginable consequences, and the thinking persons and countries will not accept that Russia “started it”. The blame will be the least of our worries, what Israel gets away with in Palestine and Gaza would be like a picnic, if Russia is incited to retaliate in Ukraine.
“….Underestimating the Russians may prove a fatal mistake,
Corrective action the West must now undertake.
They call Putin a thug, but he can out manoeuvre the West,
Russia will protect their interests, if they’re put to the test…..
…..The West is fooling itself, an illusion they’re creating,
If the Russians want Ukraine, it’s theirs for the taking.
And don’t think that the West would stand in Putin’s way;
He has all of the courage that the West fails to display…..”
Much of what you say I agree with. BUT, if Putin decided to take over Ukraine, he might or might not get away with it.
Firstly he would then be correctly (relatively), named the aggressor. Popular public support would perhaps waiver.
Secondly, the risk of the absurd warmonger psyche of the US, with or without pressure from Israel and above, might override any traces of commonsense they might find.
Maybe the US would push the ‘fire’ button. Heaven forbid!
Putin’s track record of commonsense, together with being innocent of any crime and his ability to survive the US propaganda war, should enable avoidance of serious escalation. (I hope).
Thanks for your comment.