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How many American soldiers will die in the battle for Luhansk? Or Kerch? Not 1 in 1,000 Americans could find these drab Ukrainian (formerly Russian) industrial cities on a map.

How many Americans are aware that a unit of the Florida National Guard is stationed in western Ukraine, of all places? It’s just a training mission, says the Pentagon. Right. Training how to pick oranges. This from the ‘invincible’ US military (I used to be a member) that got its backside whipped in Vietnam, Iraq and now Afghanistan.

No matter. The US, says President Biden, is geared up for a major fight in this obscure coal-mining region of the former Soviet Union. US Navy vessels and aircraft now challenge Russia’s Black Sea and Azov Sea borders. NATO units probe Ukraine’s air and land borders.

Washington is warning Moscow not to react to US military intrusions. And, above all, not to invade Ukraine – which was part of historic Russia and the Soviet Union until the USSR fell apart after a US-engineered coup in Kiev that created western-orientated Ukraine. Today, Ukraine is governed by a former TV comic whose career was financed by shady oligarchs and western interests.

President Biden has all but threatened war against Russia if Vlad Putin makes good on threats to attack Ukraine. Putin warns the US of his new arsenal of whizz-bang weapons, many of them nuclear. This reminds me of an Italian diplomat’s brilliant quip about the regional conflict over a barren Eritrean border region: ‘two bald men fighting over a comb.”

Ukraine is an economic black hole, with massive industrial pollution, titanic debts, unbridled thievery, and staggering corruption.

For Russia, Ukraine was its former industrial and agricultural heartland, and key component of the Russian state. Think of Ohio suddenly detached from America by pro-Trump rebels or the Red Fleet cruising the Great Lakes.

Moscow has no doubt at all that Washington’s strategic objective is to complete the amputation of Ukraine from Russia and then to go on tearing down what’s left of the current Russian Federation. Russia’s remote Far East would be a key target. No wonder Putin keeps making ever more dire warnings. He is the West’s target number one.

Yes, Moscow has moved about 80,000 troops to ‘NATO’s border.’ But this border is Russia’s own external border as well. Moscow has every right to do so.

Putin is no angel (see his repression of the Chechen) but he is quite right when he says that the West back-stabbed Russia when it orally promised not to expand NATO east in exchange for Gorbachev’s agreeing to Germany’s reunification and its inclusion in NATO.

ORDER IT NOW

Today NATO has pushed into Moscow’s former backyard. In NATO’s vanguard are Russia-hating Poland, the three Baltic states and Hungary – all of whom have ample reason to fear and mistrust Russia. All would be happy to see the US go to war with Russia. But the US has no strategic objectives and no logical war aims in southern Russia/Ukraine. A bridge too far, as it proved for Germany in the 1940’s, one of the toughest campaigns fought by one of Germany’s top generals, Erich von Manstein.

It’s very unlikely that Joe Biden or Vlad Putin want a real shooting war in Ukraine. We see lots of breast-beating but no real military action – so far. What neither side will admit is that they both have serious shortages of ammunition, spare parts, fuel, recovery vehicles and guided missiles. Neither Kiev nor Moscow can afford to replace weapons lost even in a short war. Bankrupt America is in no position to fight for Ukraine. The other NATO allies are paper tigers. Most important, Germany has no desire to fight Russia. Unlike the snarling Republicans in the US Congress, Europeans want no new wars. Their boys are not ready to die for Luhansk.

But an accidental conflict is always close and growing nearer.

 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Military, NATO, Russia, Ukraine 
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  1. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Today, Ukraine is governed by a former TV comic whose career was financed by shady oligarchs and western interests.

    A ((Jew)).
    http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=2685

    And what’s the identity of most of the “shady oligarchs” and “western interests” backing him? Neocon/ZOG MIC complex stooges and “liberal” ((Jews)) of the Biden admin.
    https://www.unz.com/aanglin/republican-neocons-pushing-for-war-with-the-ukraine-to-defend-democracy-values/

  2. Frank D. says:

    What is Canada doing in Ukraine?

    Why is Mrs Chomiak (Freeland) allowed to steal Canada’s taxpayer money to help NATO train NAZIS in Ukraine?

    Sanction Ukraine over Nazi glorification – Russia

    Odessa inhabitants massacred by the US-backed Ukronazis: May 2014, Odessa:

    How the thugs killed Odessa inhabitants in the Trade Unions House – the details of bloody scenario :

    (Warning, graphics:)

    https://ersieesist.livejournal.com/813.html

    ”People attacked and burned to the bones by the Right Sector thugs
    Firefighters only appeared when massive entrance doors were burned through.
    The number of killed people can be as high as 300. Most of people, especially children and women, were hashed with axes and clubbed to death with wooden sticks in the basement of the Trade Unions House.”

    ”From where has the barricade appeared? It was built by the Right Sector thugs in order to lock people trying to save themselves on the above floors.”

    ”This man was shot in the head. Judging from clearly visible blood puddle, the murderer fired at point-blank so the bullet passed through the skull.”

    ”Dead woman near the elevator with clothes absent below her waist. Most likely, she was raped, then doused with a flammable mixture and set aflame.”

    ”The same picture again: burnt heads, hands and shoulders, lower body untouched by fire.”

    ”The scariest picture. Most likely it is a pregnant woman, who was one of the employees working on holidays, cleaning offices and watering flowers. She was strangled by an electric wire. She tried to resist – one can see discarded flower on the floor.”

    Burnt alive in Odessa (documentary)

    See: http://thesaker.is/burnt-alive-in-odessa-documentary/

    • Agree: Derer
    • Replies: @Biff K
  3. Given how the US establishment needs a short, victorious war in order to deflect people’s attention from the problems at home, it wouldn’t suprise me if the US politicos at least think about it. Unfortunately for them, if history is any indication, a war against Russia would be neither short, nor victorious – they may consult Napoleon Bonaparte or Adolf Hitler on the subject.

    • Replies: @Derer
  4. Russia has massive natural resources: abundant gas, oil, gold, platinum, and timber. It has a population of only 146 million and a military that operates on a tenth of the Pentagon’s budget to guard all that wealth. It is a plum that Wall Street badly wants to pick.

    Influential neocon and former National Security Advisor Zbignew Brzezinski outlined Washington’s scheme for Russia more than twenty years ago. Couched in the usual deceptive neoliberal jargon, it reads, “Given (Russia’s) size and diversity, a decentralized political system and free-market economics would be most likely to unleash the creative potential of the Russian people and Russia’s vast natural resources. A loosely confederated Russia — composed of a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic — would also find it easier to cultivate closer economic relations with its neighbors. Each of the confederated entitles would be able to tap its local creative potential, stifled for centuries by Moscow’s heavy bureaucratic hand. In turn, a decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization.” (Zbigniew Brzezinski, “A Geostrategy for Eurasia”, Foreign Affairs, 76:5, September/October 1997)

    This is our oligarchs’ game plan. Russia must cease to exist as a national entity, fragmenting into weaker states vulnerable to American commercial exploitation. This is regime change at its worst, to create pretend-democracy faux free market entities not unlike the one that now exists here, where the American republic once was. Putin has done a masterful job of preventing this from happening and restoring the shattered country he inherited to great power status. Russia’s defensive alliance with China means endgame time for western imperialism. Experience suggests it will not go quietly, particularly as the current US regime seems to endorse the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s 2019 strategy of a nuclear war that is winnable if it begins with an surprise first strike.

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  5. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Observator

    This is our oligarchs’ game plan. Russia must cease to exist as a national entity, fragmenting into weaker states vulnerable to American commercial exploitation. This is regime change at its worst, to create pretend-democracy faux free market entities not unlike the one that now exists here, where the American republic once was. Putin has done a masterful job of preventing this from happening and restoring the shattered country he inherited to great power status. Russia’s defensive alliance with China means endgame time for western imperialism. Experience suggests it will not go quietly, particularly as the current US regime seems to endorse the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s 2019 strategy of a nuclear war that is winnable if it begins with an surprise first strike.

    In other words, if these ((Jewish)) and Mammonite psychopaths can’t have it all, they’ll nuke it all.

    Zionism and Imperialism are a mental illness. They’ve utilized Marxism to have their way. It all adds up to Neolib ZOG.

    And now not only does ZOG have to fear Russia and China, they have to fear the “deplorable” native stock of the USA. And yet they “Can’t stop, Won’t stop” because they’re mentally ill fanatics.

    What happens when an “Unstoppable Force” meets an Immovable Object? If one of them is ((mentally ill)), we know what the outcome will be.

  6. Derer says:
    @George Kovachev

    Agreed, and this time the war front would not bypass US mainland. Keep provoking Putin and he will call your bluff.

    • Agree: Biff K
  7. We can count on the GOP beating the war drums. If that miserable party takes the House and Senate in 2022, they will have done so due to backlash against the domestic policies of the Biden Administration. Nevertheless, the GOP Neocons will take an electoral victory as a mandate to begin another worthless useless draining war (see Orwell’s 1984 for the reasons that superpowers need constant low-level strife in far-away areas).

  8. Derer says:

    I agree with Eric Margolis piece here. However few years back he wrote some nasty things about Serbs defending their land and sided with NATO illegal aggression in a civil war. Now I understand why, because he is half Albanian – typical journalistic biases and hypocrisy.

    • Replies: @Anon
  9. Biff K says:
    @Frank D.

    We had Ukrainian DP friends who recalled waving and cheering the Nazi soldiers into Lviv. They hated communism.

  10. Anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @Derer

    And his other half… pure Jewish fat.

  11. Europeans want no new wars.

    Then they should tell the USA to leave their continent and go home. Without NATO, the USA would not be able to interfere in Europe, like its criminal bombing campaign of Serbia in 1999.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  12. MVguy says: • Website

    The Neoconservative grip on the U.S is such that all sorts of stupid dictas on foreign policy are promulgated which have no material effect on the current standoff. But are designed to convey invincibility during this time of American weakness and wishful thinking.. Even North Korea has had successful hypersonic missile tests, but all the U.S. has had are three failures and zero successes. The U.S update of its nuclear weapons has been to make them smaller yeild, Russians are deploying robot nunclear submarines with thermonuclear weapons 40% larger than the largest explosion ever recorded of 70 megatons. Their robot subs carry a 100 megaton punch. We are witensing a dangerous period in U.S. decline, in which that U.S is trying to paper over inept weakness with tough talk. A sure formula for a huge disaster.

  13. Ukraine is an economic black hole, with massive industrial pollution, titanic debts, unbridled thievery, and staggering corruption.

    WONDERFUL to be alive UND witness for the first time in 600-700 years, HUMANITY being able to DEFEND itself and Earth from the Anglo-Saxon Medusa.
    The CHOICE is between BUILDERS and Blood-Addicted, PLUNDERING and Marauding monsters.

  14. Alistair says:

    NATO is an obsolete alliance, but as long as the US insists on maintaining it, NATO itself is becoming the single source of contention between the West and Russia.

    NATO is no longer relevant; the old Soviet block in the Eastern Europe has long been dismantled – its former members have all merged into the American sphere of influence, they no longer present any threat to the US, or to anyone else for that matter.

    With the exception of Canada, which has over 8900 km open border with to US mainland and Alaska, hence, the necessity of having a joint defence strategic alliance between Canada and the US — the rest of the old NATO can hardly justify their military alliance with the US, neither America can justify its military presence in Eastern Europe.

    NATO has become the rebel without a cause; an old and obsolete alliance that needs to change, before the new geopolitical realities overtake it.

  15. Corvinus says:

    “Nuclear War Over Ukraine?”

    LOL, no. But let’s assume that it miraculously happens. That would be GREAT for the Alt Right, as its legions would then be able to lead the charge to reshape the world. No doubt our intrepid author of this piece would be front and center.

  16. Corvinus says:
    @anonymouseperson

    “Without NATO, the USA would not be able to interfere in Europe, like its criminal bombing campaign of Serbia in 1999.”

    Yeah, damn the Americans for trying to stop ethnic cleansing. I take it you are Serbian?

  17. all this is mostly ZOG hot air to pump same into its NATO balloon.

    of course, Putin might finally tire of the globohomo Jewcrap

    and send in the troops to restore his own

    puppet regime in Kiev. But

    I doubt it. And

    nobody is going to nuke anybody….unless

    the Jew York/DC neo-conz are even crazier than any of us think.

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