Ukrainian President Zelensky’s has called upon nations of the world to step up their war game and support his nation by supplying Ukraine directly with weapons and enforcing a no fly zone across its skies. Will The West Commit to World War III With Russia by eventually agreeing to Zelentsky’s request with a potential nuclear conflation in order to save his nation? Will potentially killing millions so you can sound tough and heroic be the deciding factor?
This view has some major backers in Poland and the Neo-Cons in the US. Firstly, Poland offered to give the US its MIGs so that the US could send them to the skies under a NATO mandate. This display of camaraderie with its neighbour was indeed generous. As a nation that is fiercely anti Russian and boldly promotes its strength militarily or politically why didn’t it just hand them to Ukrainian directly?
Nevertheless, they are supported by a growing band of militarists in the US as well as the usual warmonger within the British governments elites. There is a huge difference between wanting to help Ukraine and bloody minded stupidity demanding war with a nuclear bearing opponent. This is no Hitler and Poland. To claim otherwise would again show their stupidity.
Russia made it clear that a major factor for its invasion of Ukraine was the desire of Ukraine to join NATO and the desire of some in NATO to accede to this. The idea of having US weapons of mass destruction on its border was too much to bear. If it is willing to invade on the basis of might join what the hell do we think it will do if NATO actually does what Russia believed it would do. Do we really think they have no plans for such an encounter?
Furthermore, there were a huge number of US foreign policy officials that warned of the dangers of this course of supporting NATO expanding into Ukraine. The Likes of George Kennan, for US ambassador to Russia and architect of the policy to bring down the USSR, Henry Kissinger, Bill Burns CIA Director or William Perry the Defence Secretary under Bill Clinton, former US Russian Ambassador Jack Matlock to name a few of a very, very long list.
They are individuals who are part of the global elites and warned of pushing Russia too far They warned that a threatened Russia could push them into world war three. I did so myself in the European Parliament in 2014 after hearing MEP after MEP demand the EU act militarily against Russia These individuals are no Putin apologists or Russian shills just realists who understand power and the potential of drastic mistakes in using it.
Thankfully, so far, the wiser heads in the US State Department have so far declined to accede to this inevitable madness. Some would say that they have already achieved their medium term goal of destroying the Russian economy and removing its threat of advancing technologically, financially and spiritually into the European nations arms whilst slowly building alliances with China.
The US has always had an aggressive foreign policy objective to protect its local hegemony of the Americas , North and South through the imposition of the Monroe doctrine. Since World War 1 it expanded that policy to ensure its influence grew outside and ensure no European country could ever grow and threaten its growing global influence.
Its late entry into both first and second world wars was to deplete Britain’s resources, finances and powers. Its humiliation of Britain over Suez. Its support of the EU to ensure Germany’s growth was checked. Its use of markets to destroy Japan’s economy in the 1980s and now sanctions on China
In respect of Russia A US and Western nation economic war has effectively been in place since the 2014 sanctions imposed on Russia was a consequence of Russia invasion of Crimea. Some countries like the UK wanted sanctions way before that.
Both were concerned at Russia’s growing technological advancement going beyond its core energy exports.Its growing ties withEuropean nations, inter state trade and ability to create a broader economic link withChina was deeply concerning. Could it be possible that a thriving Russia could grow like China and become a true European powerhouse uncontrolled by the West?
So earlier sanctions depleted and weakened Russia’s ability to grow as a nation and become a powerful competitive nation on the borders of the EU. Yet it did not fall. It built huge foreign currency reserves to the tune of 600 billion dollars and raised its gold reserves..
So the United States and its global allies have imposed on Russia the most restrictive sanctions on any major power since 1945. The currency and gold reserves cannot be used and as we know sanctions will impoverish the worse off, poorest people in that country. A fact our elites do not give a hoot.
Furthermore, they hope that Russia will get bogged down in a long battle with the Ukrainians eventually leading to decades of conflict and thus drain the energy and resources of Russia. They hope that poverty, bodies returning in body bags, oligarchs anger at losing their yachts and parties will lead to a coup. Any legitimate concerns Russia had over the murder of Russians in Donbass, NATO on its borders or anti Russian rhetoric will also be written out of history.
With all these foreign policy positives in place the US does not need to risk a global war involving death counts of their troops whilst the Ukrainians death rates can rise. Time they view is on their side.
Very few people, myself included, wanted war with Russia economic or real. Even less of us wanted them to invade Ukraine. Devastation of people economies, homes, families, communities is evil whether you are the US, Alliance of the willing or Russia. Murder is murder and the West is very adept at it too. None of this will go away if Zelensky’s plea to congress comes true.
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