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Hazard Pay for US Troops...in Ukraine?

written by daniel mcadams

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According to a new article in the Pentagon-friendly Military Times, "US troops in Ukraine can now earn hazard pay."

"Hang on a second," you might say. "We don't have any US troops in Ukraine! That would mean US troops are fighting against Russia!"

Well, you might want to sit down. While we were being treated to Congressional hearings on aliens and other nonsense, the neocons pushing WWIII have been busy as bees at sucking us further into war with Russia.

The article continues:

The Pentagon has authorized additional hazard pay for US troops serving in Ukraine, a defense official confirmed Thursday.

The bonus, known as imminent danger pay, is offered to troops who serve in areas where they could be harmed by hostile fire or mines, insurrection, civil war or terrorism.

Students of history understand that this is how the US war in Vietnam started. "Just a few advisors" soon became 58,000 dead Americans and a million dead Vietnamese - mostly civilians.

And...we lost.

Just like, a "little war against some uppity Afghan Muslims" became a 20 year, multi-trillion dollar war which...we also lost!

Who won? The military-industrial complex.

This time the stakes are higher. This time US troops are facing off against a formidable military force which is backed by the largest nuclear arsenal on earth. NATO has thrown in hundreds of billions of dollars and literally every non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal and still it is losing its proxy war against Russia.

Even the New York Times recognizes this.

As President Biden, in a moment of clarity, recently told a reporter, "we've run out of ammunition."

Where is the US interest in starting a nuclear war with Russia over Ukraine? No one will tell us. Do you care if Ukraine is in NATO? Are you willing to die for Ukraine to be in NATO?

To even ask these questions is, of course, to side with Putin, who we are told is the Saddam and Noriega and Gaddafi and Assad etc. of the day. That's how they rope America into endless wars. Raw propaganda. First the mainstream media, doing the government's bidding, identifies the Hitler of the day and then it's nonstop bombardment for our constant two minutes of hate.

After enough "propaganda preparation of the battlefield," it's off to the races in another war to further enrich the US military-industrial complex at the expense of the rest of us. As Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said in a recent Fox News townhall interview, "We don't have free market capitalism in this country. We have corporate crony capitalism. It's all designed to strip the middle class of all their assets. COVID lockdowns were the final straw. We moved $4 trillion from the American middle class to the super rich."

Yes he was talking about Covid, but he's said the same thing about Washington's war machine.

The neocons have had their murderous fun and games with Libya and Syria and Iraq, etc., but this time they are leading a sleepwalking America into a war of annihilation. A war we cannot win.

"Wait a minute there," you might say. "We have the greatest and strongest military on the face of the earth."

Unfortunately, as we are seeing through the oceans of Ukrainian blood pouring out over the best US weapons on offer, we don't have the strongest military. Only the most expensive.

Is that denigrating our troops? Not in the slightest. It is denigrating the corrupt system, which sucks top dollar out of the rest of us to enrich itself and delivers weapons systems that do not work.

It was the best-kept secret in the US (thanks to the compliant MSM). Until the war in Ukraine.

So now it's out in the open that the US has opened the door to more American GIs fighting Russia in Ukraine. They can even get a bonus. What kind of "bonus" will the rest of us get when we find ourselves in a nuclear war? Not even the neocons can escape the grave they are digging for the rest of us.
 

Hazard Pay for US Troops...in Ukraine?

written by daniel mcadams

undefined


According to a new article in the Pentagon-friendly Military Times, "US troops in Ukraine can now earn hazard pay."

"Hang on a second," you might say. "We don't have any US troops in Ukraine! That would mean US troops are fighting against Russia!"

Well, you might want to sit down. While we were being treated to Congressional hearings on aliens and other nonsense, the neocons pushing WWIII have been busy as bees at sucking us further into war with Russia.

The article continues:



Students of history understand that this is how the US war in Vietnam started. "Just a few advisors" soon became 58,000 dead Americans and a million dead Vietnamese - mostly civilians.

And...we lost.

Just like, a "little war against some uppity Afghan Muslims" became a 20 year, multi-trillion dollar war which...we also lost!

Who won? The military-industrial complex.

This time the stakes are higher. This time US troops are facing off against a formidable military force which is backed by the largest nuclear arsenal on earth. NATO has thrown in hundreds of billions of dollars and literally every non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal and still it is losing its proxy war against Russia.

Even the New York Times recognizes this.

As President Biden, in a moment of clarity, recently told a reporter, "we've run out of ammunition."

Where is the US interest in starting a nuclear war with Russia over Ukraine? No one will tell us. Do you care if Ukraine is in NATO? Are you willing to die for Ukraine to be in NATO?

To even ask these questions is, of course, to side with Putin, who we are told is the Saddam and Noriega and Gaddafi and Assad etc. of the day. That's how they rope America into endless wars. Raw propaganda. First the mainstream media, doing the government's bidding, identifies the Hitler of the day and then it's nonstop bombardment for our constant two minutes of hate.

After enough "propaganda preparation of the battlefield," it's off to the races in another war to further enrich the US military-industrial complex at the expense of the rest of us. As Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said in a recent Fox News townhall interview, "We don't have free market capitalism in this country. We have corporate crony capitalism. It's all designed to strip the middle class of all their assets. COVID lockdowns were the final straw. We moved $4 trillion from the American middle class to the super rich."

Yes he was talking about Covid, but he's said the same thing about Washington's war machine.

The neocons have had their murderous fun and games with Libya and Syria and Iraq, etc., but this time they are leading a sleepwalking America into a war of annihilation. A war we cannot win.

"Wait a minute there," you might say. "We have the greatest and strongest military on the face of the earth."

Unfortunately, as we are seeing through the oceans of Ukrainian blood pouring out over the best US weapons on offer, we don't have the strongest military. Only the most expensive.

Is that denigrating our troops? Not in the slightest. It is denigrating the corrupt system, which sucks top dollar out of the rest of us to enrich itself and delivers weapons systems that do not work.

It was the best-kept secret in the US (thanks to the compliant MSM). Until the war in Ukraine.

So now it's out in the open that the US has opened the door to more American GIs fighting Russia in Ukraine. They can even get a bonus. What kind of "bonus" will the rest of us get when we find ourselves in a nuclear war? Not even the neocons can escape the grave they are digging for the rest of us.

Maybe they are thinking US troops Bc Ukraine is simply running out of soldiers??

Idk.

But I am sick of some middle aged fatso sitting in the comfort of his armchair directing our young men to go to battle and die.
 

Clearing the Fog of ‘Unprovoked’ War​

by Edward Lozansky

For the record: I was born in Ukraine, studied in Russia, and worked in America as a laser fusion researcher and Professor of Mathematics and Physics. I have relatives and friends in all three countries, and for the last 35 years, I have been trying to do my best to make them friends, partners, or even allies. Instead, all three are now at war, even if some call the U.S. war only a war “by proxy.”

This looks like a total failure of my efforts, but I hope this short summary clears a bit the fog of war, which might help in the search for avoiding a worst-case scenario.
I think I was the first one to recognize the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union back in December 1976, i.e., 15 years before Ukraine got its actual independence after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. This happened at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria during my application for an entrance visa. Vienna was my first stop after expulsion from the Soviet Union for dissident activities. My major “crime” was the distribution of the underground literary magazine “Kontinent,” which was a leading publication of Russian pro-democracy forces. It was founded by Nobel LaureateAlexander Solzhenitsyn, edited by writer Vladimir Maximov, and both had been expelled earlier. Magazine was printed by German publisher Axel Springer, and then smuggled into the USSR where at that time distribution of such literature could get you thrown in prison, mental institution or out of the country. In my case it was the latter, due to high-level family connections — but this is another story.

The visa application form included a question about my place of birth, to which I answered “Kiev, Ukraine.” Embassy officials didn’t object, and this information was later used in all subsequent documents, including my first U.S. passport after I got my citizenship.

The end of the Soviet Union also ended the Cold War, the smell of freedom could be felt all over the new Russia. But in my case, it happened even a few years earlier, when in October 1988 I got a call from Soviet President Gorbachev’s science advisor Yuri Ossipyan, who was also a Vice-President of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, and Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Yuri and I knew each other back in Moscow, where I was working as a nuclear physicist. He invited me to discuss various ideas for improving relations between the two countries. Taking into account my background, including TV interviews and publications in the U.S. media highly critical of the Soviet Union, this was quite unexpected. Nevertheless, I decided to accept, and in Moscow, I was introduced to many Soviet VIPs, and later to Gorbachev himself. The summary of these meetings can be expressed as follows: Moscow is constantly sending proposals to Washington asking to significantly expand the agenda for cooperation beyond arms control, but it doesn’t get an adequate response, only bureaucratic verbiage. Therefore, they made a decision to engage in what is called two-track diplomacy, sometimes called “people’s diplomacy” or “back channels.”

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I liked the idea, and we agreed to exchange visits by Russian and American delegations to formulate concrete proposals. It was a huge effort that included many back and forth trips, exploring areas starting from business, science, education, culture, medicine, agriculture to space, security, military, etc.

The mayor of Moscow provided a downtown mansion for our office, while in Washington money was raised to buy a townhouse in Dupont Circle area for the same purpose. Both buildings placed American and Russian flags on their outside walls, and in Washington it was named “Russia House” where we installed on its front a bust of Andrei Sakharov, the famous Russian nuclear physicist, Nobel Peace Laureate who was praised in the West but persecuted by the Soviet authorities until pardoned by Gorbachev.

russia-house.jpg


Drafts of our “Track Two” proposals were discussed during regular U.S.-Russia forums on Capitol Hill and at the Russian Academy of Sciences, with participation of Members of Congress and the Russian Duma deputies, as well as with government officials, and experts in particular fields of both countries.

sakharov-bust.jpg


Some of us had direct talks in the White House with President George Bush, Sr., his Vice President, Dan Quayle, and in the Kremlin with Gorbachev and Yeltsin, who became Russian President after Gorby resigned on December 25, 1991. Even the U.S. mainstream media, including the New York Times and theWashington Post wrote laudatory articles about our activities at the time,

To celebrate 1992 New Year’s Eve, we brought about 300 American businessmen, some with their families, to the Kremlin where they were joined by the Russians Who’s Who and U.S. Ambassador James Collins. The following day the Americans were invited to different Russian homes to continue our celebrations and pledge friendship and cooperation. U.S. ratings among Russians at that time were well over 80%. In a symbolic gesture, Moscow State University transferred their Communist Party office to the recently registered American University in Moscow (AUM). Moreover, the mayor of Moscow transferred to AUM a downtown mansion which had previously housed the Communist Party’s young leaders’ school, plus a 200-acre estate that held previously country houses (dachas) of Members of Politburo, including Brezhnev’s, for our future campus.

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Vice-President Quayle sent me a personal congratulation letter on behalf of President Bush, and in Congress a large bipartisan coalition was working on a bill to fund this university. I didn’t forget my home country, and at the same time, was working on the establishment of American University in Ukraine as well.
The good times had arrived, the sky was the limit, and my dreams were coming true. Many exiles, including Solzhenitsyn and Maximov were returning to Russia, so did magazine “Kontinent”, where it got direct financial support from both, Moscow Citi government, and the U.S. Embassy. My wife and I were placed on the Embassy’s receptions guest list.

As it turned out – whoops, not so fast. While some Americans, whom I shall call the “good guys,” were ready to turn former foes into friends, partners, and allies, the “bad guys” from other powerful groups had different ideas, which had been described a few years earlier by a less naive and more realistic thinker, a distinguished American diplomat, and former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow George Kennan: “Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy,” – said Kennan.

Still, with George H.W. Bush in the White House the “good guys” had some leverage, but after Bill Clinton won the 1992 elections the Washington foreign policy establishment, sometimes called the “deep state,” was not interested in our work. The euphoria about winning the Cold War, and the dawning of what they saw as an era of a unipolar world under total American leadership, some called it hegemony, made them believe that Russia and her interests were no longer relevant. In their calculations, from now on, Moscow would have no choice but to obey orders from Washington since it had nowhere else to go. As Kennan predicted, our ideas of mutually beneficial business and security cooperation were largely ignored.

Worse than that, under the leadership of Clinton-Gore and their top Russian advisor, Strobe Talbott, the greatest robbery of the 20th Century under the “Bandit Capitalism” system had begun. There are many stories with the details of this robbery, including Congressional Report “Russia’s Road to corruption,” prepared by a group of Members of Congress. This is what one of the most outspoken critics of Russia, who can be hardly called a Putin apologist, said in his article titled “Who Robbed Russia?”: “What makes the Russian case so sad is that the Clinton administration may have squandered one of the most precious assets imaginable — which is the idealism and goodwill of the Russian people as they emerged from 70 years of Communist rule. The Russia debacle may haunt us for generations.”

Even worse than that, at the same time, Clinton and Talbott also started the push for NATO expansion, including Ukraine, to which many strategically thinking Americans strongly objected. Among them was the above-mentioned George Kennan, who called it a “fatal foreign policy mistake,” majority of members of the Arms Control Association, 19 U.S. Senators, and many others. New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said that “NATO expansion would open the door to future nuclear war.”

Our Ukrainian friends had a different agenda which we’ve been trying to publicize in Washington. The summary of this agenda is as follows: Free from the communist yoke, having strong industrial and agricultural sectors, a favorable climate and fertile land, Ukraine had great potential to become one of the most prosperous European countries. Effective anti-corruption reforms, a certain level of autonomy for the regions with large Russian ethnic population, and neutral status with no membership in any military blocs would have made Ukraine definitely a happy and prosperous state.

In May 1993 we organized a trilateral meeting on Capitol Hill with legislators from the U.S. Congress, Russia’s Duma, and Ukraine’s Rada to discuss what the U.S. were prepared to do to help Russia and Ukraine in their difficult transition from communism to democracy thus bringing them to our fold.

Congressman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who chaired this meeting, said that had Gorbachev told us in 1989 that he was prepared to dissolve USSR and the Warsaw Pact – and requested a trillion dollars to do it – Congress would most likely have agreed, authorizing 100 billion annually for a period of 10 years. However, as it turned out, the Russians did it all by themselves. So why spend U.S. taxpayers’ money when the job is already being done? “You are on your own, guys,” said Lantos. CIA director James Woolsey and other Members of Congress who spoke afterward more or less repeated the same lines.

If that message sounded cynical, well, foreign politics always is. But it was also a bit misleading since the U.S. did not leave Russia and Ukraine alone, Yankees didn’t go home. Billions of American tax dollars were poured in Ukraine, not to boost its economy but to reformat public opinion that was predominantly in favor of neutral status and against joining NATO.

It was Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland who admitted that “We have invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.” In reality the purpose of this money was to drive a wedge between the two Slavic nations, and push Ukraine into NATO.

This money, plus funding from George Soros, Canada, and other Western countries, helped to instigate the “Orange” color revolution in 2004 to bring a pro-NATO government into power. They succeeded but the anti-NATO mood in the country remained strong. Therefore, a second revolution was needed. This time its name was “Maidan,” and it was Victoria Nuland who coordinated it on location in Kiev while constantly reporting and getting input from then-Vice President Joe Biden, to whom Obama gave the Ukrainian portfolio.

All the media attention in her leaked phone call with the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt discussing the details of the coup two weeks before it actually happened on February 22, 2014, was concentrated on her expletive language insulting the EU. However, almost totally ignored is that a few seconds later she also mentioned that she is constantly discussing her work with Sullivan, and added that “Biden willing.”

Needless to say, that the new Ukrainian government that was selected by Washington immediately declared its intention to join NATO.

There is no doubt, that if not for this coup, there would be no war in Ukraine today but in line with the disgraced “Russiagate” narrative it’s no surprise that the White House, a bipartisan majority in Congress, and think tanks that are funded by the military-industrial complex are blaming it all on Russia.

One should note that the position of the U.S. mainstream media is especially disgraceful. Ashley Rindsberg in “The Spectator” called the anti-Russian hysteria the “media’s Vietnam.” She bitterly writes that the crusade against Russia has become “the raison d’etre of the mainstream, so important that it has forced some of the most famous publications in the country to openly renounce cherished journalistic values such as objectivity and neutrality.”

I think that what is happening now in Ukraine is worse than American wars in Vietnam and the Middle East, starting with Iraq and on. At that time, one at least could use a fight with communism or terror as a pretext. Here we see a policy of provoking, funding, and prolonging a war between two Christian nations that lived together for over three centuries and are bound together by close historical, religious, economic, cultural, and family ties.

If not for the Biden-Nuland coordinated coup to remove the democratically elected Ukrainian president in February 2014, that country would still retain its full territory, including Crimea.

Despite constant use of the word “unprovoked” the current war was indeed provoked by the U.S. and NATO. It denigrates not only the principles of a democratic country but contradicts the basic spirit and soul of America itself. There is no democracy in Ukraine, which Washington pledges to protect as long as it takes, and Russia is not planning to invade any other country. As any other nation, it does want to take its security interests seriously. In this particular case to insist that the pledge given to Gorbachev “not to expand NATO one inch East” is honored.

One phone call from Biden to Putin prior to February 24, 2022, with a pledge to guarantee Ukraine’s neutral status would have ensured there would be no war. Russia’s other security concerns could be then negotiated in a calm working atmosphere.

It is obvious, and no one is hiding the fact that collective West under current U.S. leadership wants to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia without going to war directly but rather by using Ukrainians as cannon fodder. How all this corresponds to Western, or in broader terms Judeo-Christian, values are hard to explain. Besides, according to Russian military doctrine, in case of the approaching of such a defeat Moscow would use nuclear weapons.

Frankly, being an optimist by nature, in this case I don’t feel too many glimpses of hope in avoiding what Senator Sam Nunn, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, along with many other leading American experts, the process of “sleepwalking into nuclear catastrophe”

All of the above might be viewed as “voice in the bewilderment” but I hope it will at least add a few new folks to the “good guys” list, and this subject will take precedent in the upcoming presidential campaign.


Edward Lozansky is President of the American University in Moscow.
 

Clearing the Fog of ‘Unprovoked’ War​

by Edward Lozansky

For the record: I was born in Ukraine, studied in Russia, and worked in America as a laser fusion researcher and Professor of Mathematics and Physics. I have relatives and friends in all three countries, and for the last 35 years, I have been trying to do my best to make them friends, partners, or even allies. Instead, all three are now at war, even if some call the U.S. war only a war “by proxy.”

This looks like a total failure of my efforts, but I hope this short summary clears a bit the fog of war, which might help in the search for avoiding a worst-case scenario.
I think I was the first one to recognize the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union back in December 1976, i.e., 15 years before Ukraine got its actual independence after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. This happened at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria during my application for an entrance visa. Vienna was my first stop after expulsion from the Soviet Union for dissident activities. My major “crime” was the distribution of the underground literary magazine “Kontinent,” which was a leading publication of Russian pro-democracy forces. It was founded by Nobel LaureateAlexander Solzhenitsyn, edited by writer Vladimir Maximov, and both had been expelled earlier. Magazine was printed by German publisher Axel Springer, and then smuggled into the USSR where at that time distribution of such literature could get you thrown in prison, mental institution or out of the country. In my case it was the latter, due to high-level family connections — but this is another story.

The visa application form included a question about my place of birth, to which I answered “Kiev, Ukraine.” Embassy officials didn’t object, and this information was later used in all subsequent documents, including my first U.S. passport after I got my citizenship.

The end of the Soviet Union also ended the Cold War, the smell of freedom could be felt all over the new Russia. But in my case, it happened even a few years earlier, when in October 1988 I got a call from Soviet President Gorbachev’s science advisor Yuri Ossipyan, who was also a Vice-President of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, and Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Yuri and I knew each other back in Moscow, where I was working as a nuclear physicist. He invited me to discuss various ideas for improving relations between the two countries. Taking into account my background, including TV interviews and publications in the U.S. media highly critical of the Soviet Union, this was quite unexpected. Nevertheless, I decided to accept, and in Moscow, I was introduced to many Soviet VIPs, and later to Gorbachev himself. The summary of these meetings can be expressed as follows: Moscow is constantly sending proposals to Washington asking to significantly expand the agenda for cooperation beyond arms control, but it doesn’t get an adequate response, only bureaucratic verbiage. Therefore, they made a decision to engage in what is called two-track diplomacy, sometimes called “people’s diplomacy” or “back channels.”

Ed-and-Ossipyan.jpg


I liked the idea, and we agreed to exchange visits by Russian and American delegations to formulate concrete proposals. It was a huge effort that included many back and forth trips, exploring areas starting from business, science, education, culture, medicine, agriculture to space, security, military, etc.

The mayor of Moscow provided a downtown mansion for our office, while in Washington money was raised to buy a townhouse in Dupont Circle area for the same purpose. Both buildings placed American and Russian flags on their outside walls, and in Washington it was named “Russia House” where we installed on its front a bust of Andrei Sakharov, the famous Russian nuclear physicist, Nobel Peace Laureate who was praised in the West but persecuted by the Soviet authorities until pardoned by Gorbachev.

russia-house.jpg


Drafts of our “Track Two” proposals were discussed during regular U.S.-Russia forums on Capitol Hill and at the Russian Academy of Sciences, with participation of Members of Congress and the Russian Duma deputies, as well as with government officials, and experts in particular fields of both countries.

sakharov-bust.jpg


Some of us had direct talks in the White House with President George Bush, Sr., his Vice President, Dan Quayle, and in the Kremlin with Gorbachev and Yeltsin, who became Russian President after Gorby resigned on December 25, 1991. Even the U.S. mainstream media, including the New York Times and theWashington Post wrote laudatory articles about our activities at the time,

To celebrate 1992 New Year’s Eve, we brought about 300 American businessmen, some with their families, to the Kremlin where they were joined by the Russians Who’s Who and U.S. Ambassador James Collins. The following day the Americans were invited to different Russian homes to continue our celebrations and pledge friendship and cooperation. U.S. ratings among Russians at that time were well over 80%. In a symbolic gesture, Moscow State University transferred their Communist Party office to the recently registered American University in Moscow (AUM). Moreover, the mayor of Moscow transferred to AUM a downtown mansion which had previously housed the Communist Party’s young leaders’ school, plus a 200-acre estate that held previously country houses (dachas) of Members of Politburo, including Brezhnev’s, for our future campus.

dc-moscow.jpg


Vice-President Quayle sent me a personal congratulation letter on behalf of President Bush, and in Congress a large bipartisan coalition was working on a bill to fund this university. I didn’t forget my home country, and at the same time, was working on the establishment of American University in Ukraine as well.
The good times had arrived, the sky was the limit, and my dreams were coming true. Many exiles, including Solzhenitsyn and Maximov were returning to Russia, so did magazine “Kontinent”, where it got direct financial support from both, Moscow Citi government, and the U.S. Embassy. My wife and I were placed on the Embassy’s receptions guest list.

As it turned out – whoops, not so fast. While some Americans, whom I shall call the “good guys,” were ready to turn former foes into friends, partners, and allies, the “bad guys” from other powerful groups had different ideas, which had been described a few years earlier by a less naive and more realistic thinker, a distinguished American diplomat, and former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow George Kennan: “Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy,” – said Kennan.

Still, with George H.W. Bush in the White House the “good guys” had some leverage, but after Bill Clinton won the 1992 elections the Washington foreign policy establishment, sometimes called the “deep state,” was not interested in our work. The euphoria about winning the Cold War, and the dawning of what they saw as an era of a unipolar world under total American leadership, some called it hegemony, made them believe that Russia and her interests were no longer relevant. In their calculations, from now on, Moscow would have no choice but to obey orders from Washington since it had nowhere else to go. As Kennan predicted, our ideas of mutually beneficial business and security cooperation were largely ignored.

Worse than that, under the leadership of Clinton-Gore and their top Russian advisor, Strobe Talbott, the greatest robbery of the 20th Century under the “Bandit Capitalism” system had begun. There are many stories with the details of this robbery, including Congressional Report “Russia’s Road to corruption,” prepared by a group of Members of Congress. This is what one of the most outspoken critics of Russia, who can be hardly called a Putin apologist, said in his article titled “Who Robbed Russia?”: “What makes the Russian case so sad is that the Clinton administration may have squandered one of the most precious assets imaginable — which is the idealism and goodwill of the Russian people as they emerged from 70 years of Communist rule. The Russia debacle may haunt us for generations.”

Even worse than that, at the same time, Clinton and Talbott also started the push for NATO expansion, including Ukraine, to which many strategically thinking Americans strongly objected. Among them was the above-mentioned George Kennan, who called it a “fatal foreign policy mistake,” majority of members of the Arms Control Association, 19 U.S. Senators, and many others. New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said that “NATO expansion would open the door to future nuclear war.”

Our Ukrainian friends had a different agenda which we’ve been trying to publicize in Washington. The summary of this agenda is as follows: Free from the communist yoke, having strong industrial and agricultural sectors, a favorable climate and fertile land, Ukraine had great potential to become one of the most prosperous European countries. Effective anti-corruption reforms, a certain level of autonomy for the regions with large Russian ethnic population, and neutral status with no membership in any military blocs would have made Ukraine definitely a happy and prosperous state.

In May 1993 we organized a trilateral meeting on Capitol Hill with legislators from the U.S. Congress, Russia’s Duma, and Ukraine’s Rada to discuss what the U.S. were prepared to do to help Russia and Ukraine in their difficult transition from communism to democracy thus bringing them to our fold.

Congressman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who chaired this meeting, said that had Gorbachev told us in 1989 that he was prepared to dissolve USSR and the Warsaw Pact – and requested a trillion dollars to do it – Congress would most likely have agreed, authorizing 100 billion annually for a period of 10 years. However, as it turned out, the Russians did it all by themselves. So why spend U.S. taxpayers’ money when the job is already being done? “You are on your own, guys,” said Lantos. CIA director James Woolsey and other Members of Congress who spoke afterward more or less repeated the same lines.

If that message sounded cynical, well, foreign politics always is. But it was also a bit misleading since the U.S. did not leave Russia and Ukraine alone, Yankees didn’t go home. Billions of American tax dollars were poured in Ukraine, not to boost its economy but to reformat public opinion that was predominantly in favor of neutral status and against joining NATO.

It was Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland who admitted that “We have invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.” In reality the purpose of this money was to drive a wedge between the two Slavic nations, and push Ukraine into NATO.

This money, plus funding from George Soros, Canada, and other Western countries, helped to instigate the “Orange” color revolution in 2004 to bring a pro-NATO government into power. They succeeded but the anti-NATO mood in the country remained strong. Therefore, a second revolution was needed. This time its name was “Maidan,” and it was Victoria Nuland who coordinated it on location in Kiev while constantly reporting and getting input from then-Vice President Joe Biden, to whom Obama gave the Ukrainian portfolio.

All the media attention in her leaked phone call with the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt discussing the details of the coup two weeks before it actually happened on February 22, 2014, was concentrated on her expletive language insulting the EU. However, almost totally ignored is that a few seconds later she also mentioned that she is constantly discussing her work with Sullivan, and added that “Biden willing.”

Needless to say, that the new Ukrainian government that was selected by Washington immediately declared its intention to join NATO.

There is no doubt, that if not for this coup, there would be no war in Ukraine today but in line with the disgraced “Russiagate” narrative it’s no surprise that the White House, a bipartisan majority in Congress, and think tanks that are funded by the military-industrial complex are blaming it all on Russia.

One should note that the position of the U.S. mainstream media is especially disgraceful. Ashley Rindsberg in “The Spectator” called the anti-Russian hysteria the “media’s Vietnam.” She bitterly writes that the crusade against Russia has become “the raison d’etre of the mainstream, so important that it has forced some of the most famous publications in the country to openly renounce cherished journalistic values such as objectivity and neutrality.”

I think that what is happening now in Ukraine is worse than American wars in Vietnam and the Middle East, starting with Iraq and on. At that time, one at least could use a fight with communism or terror as a pretext. Here we see a policy of provoking, funding, and prolonging a war between two Christian nations that lived together for over three centuries and are bound together by close historical, religious, economic, cultural, and family ties.

If not for the Biden-Nuland coordinated coup to remove the democratically elected Ukrainian president in February 2014, that country would still retain its full territory, including Crimea.

Despite constant use of the word “unprovoked” the current war was indeed provoked by the U.S. and NATO. It denigrates not only the principles of a democratic country but contradicts the basic spirit and soul of America itself. There is no democracy in Ukraine, which Washington pledges to protect as long as it takes, and Russia is not planning to invade any other country. As any other nation, it does want to take its security interests seriously. In this particular case to insist that the pledge given to Gorbachev “not to expand NATO one inch East” is honored.

One phone call from Biden to Putin prior to February 24, 2022, with a pledge to guarantee Ukraine’s neutral status would have ensured there would be no war. Russia’s other security concerns could be then negotiated in a calm working atmosphere.

It is obvious, and no one is hiding the fact that collective West under current U.S. leadership wants to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia without going to war directly but rather by using Ukrainians as cannon fodder. How all this corresponds to Western, or in broader terms Judeo-Christian, values are hard to explain. Besides, according to Russian military doctrine, in case of the approaching of such a defeat Moscow would use nuclear weapons.

Frankly, being an optimist by nature, in this case I don’t feel too many glimpses of hope in avoiding what Senator Sam Nunn, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, along with many other leading American experts, the process of “sleepwalking into nuclear catastrophe”

All of the above might be viewed as “voice in the bewilderment” but I hope it will at least add a few new folks to the “good guys” list, and this subject will take precedent in the upcoming presidential campaign.


Edward Lozansky is President of the American University in Moscow.
Nice read man, actually wish it would’ve went into a little more detail. Thanks.
 

Information War​


Information War



- Controlling information has always been crucial in military conflicts.

How has information warfare evolved over time?

Doug Casey: Information has always been, and still is, the single most important factor in any conflict.

Information, or intelligence in the military vernacular, allows tiny forces to conquer huge forces or to avoid destruction by larger forces. It’s the key to guerrilla warfare, knowing where the enemy is and what he’s thinking. Intelligence allows you to strike when and where the enemy is weakest. It can be a 10-1 force multiplier.

This is why spies and traitors are so important. Spies, who typically gain trust and then betray their victims, are usually morally despicable as individuals; they, justifiably, can expect no mercy if discovered. But they’re critical to successful warfare; a good spy, or a traitor, can be worth many thousands of soldiers.

This is why governments gather huge amounts of data on both potential enemies and their own citizens. Government and its various praetorian agencies—the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, and many others—are naturally paranoid, especially of domestic threats (including each other) which they can’t readily identify.

Though both are important, I would rather have good information than good material when it comes to war. But intelligence agencies have become so large, aggressive, and secretive since World War 2 that they’ve become extremely dangerous and counterproductive. They’re now semi-independent powers unto themselves. When it comes to actionable intelligence useful to defend their country, they’ve become Byzantine bureaucracies—very expensive but practically worthless.

- Information warfare has played a prominent role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

For example, the “Ghost of Kiev” was initially trumpeted as a heroic ace fighter jet pilot to boost morale. However, it was later revealed to be made up.

What is your take on how the information war is playing out in this conflict?

Doug Casey: It’s been said that truth is the first casualty in warfare. And that’s certainly true in this conflict between Russia and the Ukraine.

It’s clear that the Russians would like to end the war. As they announced early on, they don’t even consider it a war. They consider it a “special military operation.” It was intended to solve a particular problem— Kiev’s attack against the breakaway Donbass provinces, wherein it killed about 20,000 ethnic Russians. Lies on the part of the US, NATO, and the Ukraine are what’s kept this war going—lies to the effect that the Ukraine was winning and that the Russians and Putin are the devil incarnate.

The CIA is supposed to supply the intelligence needed to prosecute this proxy war, but it’s proving to be just as worthless here as it has been in just about every conflict since its creation. They failed to predict the rise of Castro in 1959, and their Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961 was a disaster. Their intelligence in the Vietnam War was abysmal. They had zero idea a revolution was growing in Iran in 1978. Or that the Soviets were about to invade Afghanistan in 1979. They always believed that the Soviet economy was competitive with that of the US and had no idea it would collapse in 1990. They didn’t have a clue about the Twin Towers attack in 2001.

It’s as if the CIA is an evil twin of the Keystone Cops. They squander who knows how many billions per year from their giant campus in McLean, VA, but a lot of it goes to self-promotion in Hollywood movies, black sites, bribes, slush funds, and foreign corruption.

I don’t doubt that the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, and the rest of them have voluminous files on absolutely everyone of importance in the US Government—information that can be used to pressure individuals to do anything. These agencies amount to a genuine shadow government.

The example of the Ghost of Kiev that you mentioned is actually comical. Anybody capable of rational thought could tell that it was made up out of whole cloth. But the average American, hooting and panting while he sported his Ukraine lapel pin, blanked it from his memory within days of its being revealed as a Babylon Bee-esque fantasy.

Just a brief word on the Ukraine: Kiev appears to have lost something like 350,000 dead soldiers, an equal number of serious wounded, and almost all its armor and aircraft. The Russians will win decisively. That should be a non-problem for the US—except for a well-deserved loss of prestige and power. Considering that actual Jacobins control Washington, the average American shouldn’t worry—as long as they don’t touch off World War 3.

- Information warfare isn’t exclusively directed against foreign enemies. Governments can engage in information warfare against their own citizens. Many would argue that we saw numerous examples during the recent Covid hysteria.

What is your take on governments using information warfare against their own citizens?

Doug Casey: The term propaganda was originated by the Catholic church, adopted by Lenin as agitprop, and perfected as psyops by US covert services with Madison Avenue techniques. Its essence is manipulation through deception and half-truths.

Propaganda is extremely important to authoritarian governments, especially during wars. That’s because war itself is, first and foremost, a matter of psychology. And propaganda controls mass psychology. If you can demoralize an enemy through psyops, the war is 90% won. Economics and logistics are of secondary importance. Tanks, planes, and bullets are just tools.

Sun Tzu believed that the most successful kind of war is the war that you don’t fight. Fighting should be only an afterthought, a formality. That can be accomplished through the effective use of information and propaganda.

The big problem facing the world today is that governments—especially the US government—have become far more powerful than ever before relative to their own societies.

It’s almost at the point where they realize that they can’t fight each other, because war has become way, way too destructive and deadly. The global nomenklatura who meet in places like Davos are, I suspect, much more loyal to each other than they are to their respective countries. The real war is now against the plebs in their own countries. Their own plebs, not a foreign enemy, are the greatest danger to the elite. Therefore, the elite will use the apparatus of the State to keep the plebs confused, disorganized, and docile. A belief in democracy helps keep them that way.

It’s quite clever the way “democracy” has been transformed into what amounts to a new deity or a secular religion. Democracy, a relatively gentle form of mob rule, is essentially just a method of electing rulers. It, not freedom, is worshiped around the world. The plebs are propagandized into believing their votes count and that they elect their rulers. But their rulers, who orchestrate the degraded charade, not only aren’t the best and the brightest (as they’ve convinced the plebs) but the worst and slickest.
You can forget about so-called democracies being shining cities on a hill. They’re all kakistocracies at this point—which is to say government of the worst. They use propaganda and psychological warfare to keep themselves in power.

- Social media and search engine algorithms have an enormous influence on how people view events.

Is this a new arena for information warfare?

How does one discover the truth amid all this deception and manipulation?

Doug Casey: In today’s new era of information psyops, you really don’t need jackbooted police with riot shields to keep the plebs under control. Psychological warfare can “cancel” people, and social media can be used to shame them into silence and submission. Elements of the population can be turned against each other so that the government itself doesn’t have to become directly involved.

They use “fact-checkers” to censor and invalidate information. And “influencers” to manipulate beliefs.

So how does one discover the truth with all this deception and manipulation?

George Carlin was right. His prime directive was: Don’t believe anything the government says. But you can go beyond that at this point. Because of the rise of social media, photoshop, artificial intelligence, and woke corporate action, you shouldn’t believe almost anything.

Not believe anything? In a way, this is a good thing. Why? Because not accepting anything at face value might force some people to become critical thinkers.
Most people are not critical thinkers. They believe everything they hear if it comes from an authoritative-sounding source. They’re proof that Einstein was right when he said that, after hydrogen, stupidity was the most common thing in the universe.

Unfortunately, one thing that you can’t believe anymore is that we, the US, are always the good guys. It’s a pity because there was once a time when the US was still more or less aligned with its founding virtues. Those principles made it different from and better than any other nation in the world.

At this point, however, it’s become very much like the Athenian empire. Ancient Athens started out as the classical shining city on the hill, the source of all the philosophy, and the epicenter of literature in the ancient world. It once epitomized righteousness and gave democracy a good name.

However, it gradually transformed itself into an evil, destructive, and aggressive empire. In the Peloponnesian War, which destroyed them, the Athenians turned out to be the aggressors against the Spartans.

I fear that the same thing is happening with the US. It’s transformed itself, much the way Athens did, into an aggressive empire. Maybe even more so because it’s bankrupt and, therefore, desperate. The US is unlikely to reform any time soon. Not just because genuine Jacobins have now captured the apparatus of the State but because universities are no longer devoted to thoughtful education and critical thinking. They’re now nothing but indoctrination centers for statism, collectivism, and Neo-Marxism.
In any event, it’s become harder and harder in today’s world to discover the truth. There are a lot of forces trying to hide the truth in order to keep themselves in power.

They have money, power, and they’re entrenched. It’s a real problem.

- What do you think happens next in the information war?

Where is this broader trend headed?

Doug Casey: It’s in the interest of the powers-that-be to keep the plebs onside. They don’t want the average guy to be too unhappy and angry. It’s important for the plebs to think that the government is their friend, protector and should be trusted.

Although that facade is starting to crack, that’s why the internet is a big problem for these people. It can spread dissension. My guess is that they’re going to find a way to restrict the internet, probably by making users register. Then they can be controlled more closely and punished for “bad think.” It’s already a fact, if you express the wrong attitudes or thoughts at work or in school.

Where is this trend headed?

Well, as far as I’m concerned, both the COVID hysteria and brain-dead support for the Ukraine regime are just overtures to the main event, namely climate change. They are all psyops based on lies, misinformation, and disinformation. The idea is to keep people’s thoughts in line, as if they were at a political rally or cheering mindlessly at a sports event.

The future will be controlled with things like social credit scores. They’ve been implemented in China and will certainly be implemented here in the West. Your standing as an upright citizen will be dinged if you are known to say the wrong things, have the wrong beliefs, or do things considered anti-social in the opinion of the people in control.
Another example is the growing implementation of 15-minute cities. It’s part of the overall trend to turn citizens back into serfs. In medieval times, all cities, all villages, were 15-minute cities. People had to ask permission from their lord to travel more than 15 minutes from their hut.

It’s disguised as a way of fighting global warming. These trends are very negative from the point of view of personal freedom and classical Western values.

I’m sorry to say that everything is continuing to accelerate in the wrong direction.
 
It is my understanding that the only US troops serving in the Ukraine are stationed at the US embassy...
 
It is my understanding that the only US troops serving in the Ukraine are stationed at the US embassy...

We’ve had at a minimum a few CIA officers and a few special ops at just about every conflict that’s ever happened around the globe since WW2.


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Pissing away tens of billions of dollars.....for what? Ukraine is, has been, one of the most corrupt countries on earth according to multiple national/international corruption indexes. Where is all the money going? Where are the audits? Why are top Ukrainian leaders buying new luxury properties in London and across Europe? This is the probably the biggest money laundering and corruption slush fund in the history of the world, happening right now, in real time, and ignorant mouth breathers still bleat like the sheep they are about saving Ukraine, they need more money, using Ukrainian flag emojis, blah, blah, blah. Fuck Ukraine.

How about we take care of this country first? How about we stop borrowing money to then hand over to Ukraine and Lockheed? Fucking mind boggling. The only way this makes any sense at all is if those making the decisions to send this money and provide billions of weapons are benefitting financially somehow. Absent that, there is literally no other logical reason.
 
How about we take care of this country first? How about we stop borrowing money to then hand over to Ukraine and Lockheed? Fucking mind boggling. The only way this makes any sense at all is if those making the decisions to send this money and provide billions of weapons are benefitting financially somehow. Absent that, there is literally no other logical reason.

Yeah well, the old Jewish saying when something doesn't make sense.. just follow the money.
 

YouTube Deplatforms Shows of Scott Ritter, Prominent Critic of US Activities in Ukraine War

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Scott Ritter has been a go-to source for information about what has really been happening in the Ukraine War, instead of the spin from the big money media and United States government officials. He has also been a very vocal critic of US government support for the Ukraine government throughout the war.

Thus, it is sadly not a surprise that on Friday Google-owned YouTube deplatformed two shows through which Ritter has been sharing his views. YouTube is no friend of people who challenge US foreign intervention.

Ritter commented on YouTube’s deplatforming of the shows in a Friday Twitterpost, stating:
When it rains, it pours. The same day that YouTube deplatformed “The Scott Ritter Show”, they deplatformed “Ask The Inspector.” This is a targeted effort by YouTube to remove/minimize my voice, and those of my guests and the people who took the time to ask probing questions about the pressing issues of the day. Those who are behind this should know—you won’t succeed. There is a vast social media world out there beyond YouTube. And for those voices who still use YouTube as the primary vector to your audience, understand this—conform or perish. If you’re doing a geopolitical show, and you’re still platformed by YouTube, ask yourself why. And be willing to live with the answer. More on this later.
Just short of a year has passed since the first of Ritter’s shows began airing at YouTube.

Concerns about censorship have helped lead some popular communicators to move their primary means of distributing their video messages away from YouTube. For example, Russell Brand and the Ron Paul Institute’s own Ron Paul have moved their shows’ primary distribution from YouTube to Rumble.

Episodes of Ask the Inspector featuring Ritter can be found at Rumble here.

Hopefully, YouTube’s censorship is just a bump in the road and soon Ritter can be sharing his ideas as well as or even better than before.
 
Ukraine (kiev) has ordered 53 communities in the Kupyansk district to evacuate. Russia is destroying all NATO weapons and still advancing. They are stronger today than compared to 3 years ago. More weapons and more active troops. 100 of thousands of battle-hardened troops.

I seriously think we have awakened a sleeping giant. It's my belief they will not stop once they grind up Ukraine.
 
Ukraine (kiev) has ordered 53 communities in the Kupyansk district to evacuate. Russia is destroying all NATO weapons and still advancing. They are stronger today than compared to 3 years ago. More weapons and more active troops. 100 of thousands of battle-hardened troops.

I seriously think we have awakened a sleeping giant. It's my belief they will not stop once they grind up Ukraine.
I honestly didnt think they would invade ukraine so I cant say with any certainty they would stop with ukraine. considering how nato is running out of weapons to supply to ukraine I would think they are sitting ducks for an easy invasion
 
How the hell has this supposed super power know as Russia not over taken this weak country? Russia is supposed to be a big dick in the world. It appears it’s actually a micro penis
 
How the hell has this supposed super power know as Russia not over taken this weak country? Russia is supposed to be a big dick in the world. It appears it’s actually a micro penis
Russia isnt nearly what it used to be
 
It’s also in one of the largest population collapses the modern world has ever seen (Russia and China actually). In 10-15 years it’s going to be a retirement home.




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As Maui Burns, Biden Demands Another $24 Billion…For Ukraine!

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I am not a big fan of Federal Government disaster relief. Too much of the time the money never gets to those who need it most, and too often Washington’s armies of disaster “experts” are more interested in pushing people around than helping them.

Nevertheless, it’s hard to look at recent footage of the devastation in Maui and then hear President Biden tell Congress that he needs another $24 billion for Ukraine. How can this Administration continue to justify tens of billions of dollars for this losing war that is not in our interest while the rest of the United States disintegrates?

Biden’s new $24 billion request comes on top of well over $120 billion already spent to fight the US proxy war on Russia in Ukraine. Heritage Foundation budget expert Richard Stern has done the math and determined that Biden’s spending on the Ukraine war thus far will cost each and every American household $900. How many Americans would rather have those $900 dollars back in their pocket rather than in the pockets of Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, and Ukraine’s oligarchs?

Recent surveys have shown that a majority of Americans could not afford to cover a sudden $1,000 emergency. Will Americans connect the dots and realize that the reason they can’t find that $1,000 for an emergency is because the neocons have already sent it to Ukraine?

Ukraine has long been known as among the most corrupt countries on earth and not long ago investigative journalist Seymore Hersch wrote that Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky has embezzled at least $400 million in aid from the American people. Corruption scandals continue to break in Ukraine. Just last week Zelensky fired the heads of all local draft boards for corruption. Some press reports suggest that sales of luxury cars in Ukraine have broken all previous records. I wonder why.

No wonder the tide of US public opinion is turning against further involvement in the war. Recently CNN found that among all Americans, more than 55 percent are opposed to continued aid to Ukraine. Among Republicans the number opposing more aid to Ukraine rises to three-out-of-four. That is why we are finally starting to see more Republican Members raising concerns. I’d like to think they have seen the light that an aggressive and interventionist foreign policy is not in America’s interest, but most likely they are worried about losing elections. Whatever their motivation, this turning tide should be welcomed.

Yet the Biden Administration persists in backing Ukraine even as the US mainstream media is increasingly pointing out the obvious: Ukraine is not winning and cannot win, and continuing to pour money into a losing cause will just result in bankruptcy at home and more dead Ukrainians overseas.

Last week Newsweek published an article asking, “Does Ukraine Have Kompromat on Joe Biden?” In the article, Northeastern University Professor Max Abrahms wonders out loud whether Biden’s continued support for Ukraine might be related to compromising information held in Kiev about the many Biden family shady business ventures in Ukraine and the region. It is certainly worth considering.

Meanwhile, the residents of Maui that survived the recent horrific fire will take little comfort knowing that the Biden Administration is more interested in sending their money to Ukraine than in helping them recover.
 
It’s also in one of the largest population collapses the modern world has ever seen (Russia and China actually). In 10-15 years it’s going to be a retirement home.




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Less population means more resources for each person. I don't understand why this is a problem (for perspective of leaders and rulers), especially when you have robots and machines that will do human work in few years.

In any case, this is a problem faced by all rich or developed countries, Japan, Norway, Sweden.

It is only a matter of time before it reaches everyone.
 
By the way, the economist does not seem like an objective publication with Russia, rather it seems like a work of Western propaganda, that is, pure lies.
 
How the hell has this supposed super power know as Russia not over taken this weak country? Russia is supposed to be a big dick in the world. It appears it’s actually a micro penis
They are fighting all of NATO and the Ukraine and they are advancing. Once they destroy all of our weapon's systems that we cannot rebuild fast enough then what? We need a peace deal like yesterday.
 
Russia isnt nearly what it used to be
Russia has been holding back. They are not attacking government infrastructure or control centers......even though they know the exact location of virtually every strategic command and control building in the country. Russia is not engaging in total war. They could drop bombs today and pretty much wipe out their entire equivalent of their federal government. Zelensky is only alive when he is in Ukraine (and not screeching around Europe begging/demanding for money and weapons) because Putin is letting him live.

This war could be over quite quickly if Russia wanted it to be, but to do so would result in the virtual destruction of the country, not just buildings......but the entire economy, everything. Then Russia has to deal with rebuilding and cleaning it all up. Russia does not want that and they are content with slogging it out this way and they will win. You can already see Western media shifting the goal posts and the narrative.......eventually you will see phrases like "strategic peace" and other phony terms being used to disguise Ukraine's eventual defeat.

Just watch. Zelensky and his gang of corrupt criminals will be scapegoated soon enough for Ukraine ultimately "losing" the war.
 
Have you guys been paying attention to what’s going on in Africa lately. Specifically Niger?
 
Have you guys been paying attention to what’s going on in Africa lately. Specifically Niger?
Ya, some very significant geopolitical shifts there that will ripple across the whole continent. The "coup" leader, Barmou, is quite the serious and accomplished soldier who was trained here in the U.S. by our forces; elite officership and tactics training at the National Defense University in DC and other programs that we offer to certain foreign groups who we will plan to utilize as puppets in their home country for whatever reason......translation: exploit them and the peoples there.

Barmou wouldn't see Nuland when she visited and Barmou's reps told her to take her fat piggy ass back to America. Fucking hilarious. The irony is so rich. Barmou is now taking his US skills and partnering with Wagner Group :LOL:
 
They are fighting all of NATO and the Ukraine and they are advancing. Once they destroy all of our weapon's systems that we cannot rebuild fast enough then what? We need a peace deal like yesterday.

They are not fighting all of nato, and this quite possibly the dumbest things you’ve ever posted.


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