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Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor.

Last week, that border crossing was the site of clashes between asylum-seekers trying to push through the razor wire and Polish troops resisting with water cannons.

While the crisis between Warsaw and Minsk has not ended, it appears to have been temporarily eased.

Behind the clash was the recent election in Belarus that the European Union saw as fraudulent and Lukashenko’s interception of a commercial airliner to kidnap and imprison a critical journalist.

Lukashenko brought in the migrants from the Mideast and moved them to the border, forcing the Poles to deploy security forces to block their entry. Lukashenko’s actions were in retaliation for Poland’s support of the sanctions the EU had imposed on Belarus.

So it was that, last week, a NATO ally, Poland, had a confrontation with a close ally of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, which could have resulted in a shooting war that could have drawn in Russia and the United States.

While Belarus, perhaps at Putin’s insistence, has pulled the migrants back from the border and eased this crisis, the same cannot be said of the crisis developing around Ukraine.

For days now, U.S. officials have been warning that the 100,000 Russian troops stationed near the borders of Ukraine may be preparing for an invasion.

As Ukraine is not a NATO ally, the U.S. is under no obligation to come to Kyiv’s defense. But any Russian invasion to expand the share of Ukraine it now controls could produce a crisis more serious than Putin’s annexation of Crimea or support for the separatists in the Donbas.

For Putin, the situation in the Black Sea, where U.S. warships and warplanes lead NATO vessels on regular visitations, must truly stick in the craw.

When Putin was a KGB officer in the last days of the Soviet Empire, Romania and Bulgaria on the Black Sea were Warsaw Pact allies. Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia on the Black Sea were, like Russia itself, Soviet republics of the USSR. NATO Turkey alone excepted, the Black Sea was a Soviet lake.

And today? Romania and Bulgaria are NATO allies of the United States. Ukraine and Georgia, having broken free of the USSR at the end of the Cold War, are independent nations that look to Europe, not Moscow.

The goal of both is become NATO allies under the protection of the U.S. and its nuclear umbrella.

Another consideration: Ukraine and Russia have historic ties — religious, ethnic, cultural — that go back 1,000 years.

What Putin sees in Russia’s loss of Ukraine and Kyiv’s alignment with the U.S. and the West was what Americans of Abraham Lincoln’s generation saw when France exploited our preoccupation with the Civil War to turn Mexico into a subject nation of the French Empire.

Consider.

Every nation involved in the migrant crisis on the Polish border and the gathering crisis around Ukraine was either a Soviet republic or a Warsaw Pact member during the Cold War, when Putin was a KGB officer.

All four nations — Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus — were, not so long ago, vital interests of Moscow. And none had ever been a vital interest of the distant United States. And no U.S. Cold War president ever thought so.

ORDER IT NOW

Dwight Eisenhower did not intervene to save the Hungarian Revolution when it was crushed by Soviet tanks. John F. Kennedy did not tear down the Berlin Wall as it was going up. Lyndon B. Johnson did not intervene to stop Warsaw Pact armies from invading Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring.

And Ronald Reagan did not put the Polish Communist regime in default on its huge unpaid debt when it crushed Solidarity.

Who rules in Minsk has never been a vital interest of the United States. Nor has the location of the Russia-Ukraine border or the political orientation of the regime that rules in Kyiv.

Avoiding a war with Russia that could go nuclear, however, has always been a vital strategic interest, especially since Moscow acquired nuclear weapons. Every American president has known that.

And avoidance of war with the United States has been a guiding principle of Russian foreign policy from Stalin to Putin.

No political dispute in the east of Europe alters these realities.

A NATO alliance built around Article V — the declaration that a Russian attack on any one of 30 nations will be regarded as an attack on the United States and answered by military action by the United States — is an anachronistic pledge that belongs to a dead era.

After all, the only war that NATO, “the most successful alliance in history,” ever fought, Afghanistan, it lost and left after 20 years.

Let the nations of Eastern Europe solve their problems without the constant intervention of the United States.

Given the disastrous record of the neocon wars of the 21st century, the U.S., facing every new crisis, ought to ask itself before acting:

Why is this quarrel any of our business?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

 
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  1. Hoyeru says:

    oh wow, the know-it-all Buchannon is suddenly so “innocent” and “ignorant” “doesn’t understand” why USA would want to “quarrel with Russia over Ukraine”.

    All right then, I will enlighten him. USA wants to provoke Russia so when Russia reacts, USA will be able to push the EU into defacto fully 100% isolating Russia from Europe. This will include kicking Russia from SWIFT, stopping Russian airlines/trains/busses/ships/etc traveling into Europe, freezing all of Russia’s bank assets, and placing nuclear weapons right at Russia’s borders. And many other things USA can tthink of, to essentially ruin Russia’s economy. And this will isolate China from Eu as well, too! Clever those Americans, aren’t they?
    Simple, isnt it, when somebody explains it to you?

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  2. Steven80 says:

    I’m wondering if all this has to do with some filter within the US State department – for example, some admission test where prospect/future department heads must write an essay about “How to make war on Russia”. And then the State Department self-replicates itself by weeding out the cool heads during the examination. Nuts are then given appropriate positions in decision-making departments?

    • Agree: Decoy
  3. Renoman says:

    The voice of reason, thanks Pat.

  4. After Fraudsident Shittenpants’ impeachable Crapghanistan exit disaster, no sane American should stand for our butting in ANYWHERE.

    NATO is a Cold War relic.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  5. Why is the US all of a sudden interested? There are few places on the globe where the US military would need to send big tank armies. Europe might be the one remaining spot. There are defense contractor dollars to be spent. If we cut half the pentagon budget it would make no material difference to US security. It would, however, put some defense contractors out of business.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  6. The USA has not fought a worthwhile war, or engaged in worthwhile regime change in other countries, in many decades. We need to stop pretending we are good at these things, and that we are the knights in shining armor. We’re not. Our government is corrupt, naive, and manipulated by people who do not have the best interests of America in mind.

    We need to stay out of virtually any global conflicts, big or small, going forward. Since and including Vietnam, we have not made anything better anywhere, for all the money and lives we sacrificed, plus we’ve been lied to incessantly. Enough.

  7. “Avoiding a war with Russia that could go nuclear, however, has always been a vital strategic interest, especially since Moscow acquired nuclear weapons. Every American president has known that. And avoidance of war with the United States has been a guiding principle of Russian foreign policy from Stalin to Putin.”
    Yet history shows that every empire eventually gets the war it strives to avoid. Today that is nuclear war. But our leaders do not see what is coming. And unless they do – and find a solution – we will perish.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Thanks: Smashed Squash
    • Replies: @Max Maxwell
  8. C’mon, Pat, stop being so melodramatic; the US and Russia are not going to get into a shooting war over these two minor countries; the NATO ”defense assurances” are a fraud and a hoax; we have the former Warsaw pact members in NATO only to insult and harass the Russians; we dont actually plan to defend them; Russia is a serious nation with a serious leader; they are not like us with a hollowed out; diversified, woke, demoralized military that has ceased to be an effective fighting force headed by a senile old fool and cant remember what day it is; a war with Russia would place the US in a very bad position; going against an adversary with qualitatively superior military capabilities. Russian anti-aircraft defenses are the best in the world; US combat troops would have no aircover for the first time in a very long time because not even our Stealth planes could fly; the only plausible outcome to a war with Russia in eastern Europe would be a humiliating defeat for US forces. So lets stop the nonsense of the US defending the eastern European nations and former Soviet republics; its a sham.

    • Troll: Smashed Squash
  9. @peter mcloughlin

    Never going to happen. No sane American President is going to risk nuclear annihilation for any country.

  10. Several commentors make the mistake of assuming/presuming that because of ‘sanity’ and awareness on both sides that the thought (and actions) of both sides will always be constrained by ‘level-headedness.’
    Unfortunately and fortunately both, it was only by pure serendipity of chance that we were not so long ago nearly fated to have likely died out but for isolated pockets of humans in the aftermath of the missiles flying.
    Our dependence on human nature and intelligence, coupled with ‘fail-safe’ tech “to save the day, every time, is a historically proven fallacy.
    No, what it comes down to is the judgment, often based on intuition or again, serendipity, of a lone individual under very trying circumstances, such as the junior officer in the being-depth-charged Soviet submarine in October of 1962 (2 others with rank wanted to sink the hounding U.S. destroyer with a nuclear torpedo.) The Soviet command structure saved the world that time.

    Or at another hot moment in the Cold War (1.0) when a lone Soviet radar officer went AGAINST command protocol and didn’t respond by the book to alert Moscow to launch ’em all because he intuited all of the ‘incoming U.S.missiles’ showing on his radar screen were actually electronic anomalies, i.e. bugs, ghosts in the machine.

    The third time this happened,—again, in October 1962—-was when JFK stood against all of his screaming generals like Curtis LeMay and admirals like Arleigh Burke in their military madness rage to nuke Cuba and the USSR for its having placed missiles in Cuba.
    What those crazed generals didn’t know was that they would have been dead within a half hour of such an idiotic response.
    You see, the entire U.S. command structure—including the Kennedy inner circle—believed that no missile batteries in Cuba had been activated, that they were only under construction still.
    Boy were they wrong. They were very, very fucking wrong.

    So you see, it doesn’t always come down to a room full of rational people. Or a submarine with only one. Nor does technology preclude the unthinkable. And further dependence on tech to save us from ourselves only invites the further inevitability of wires getting crossed, or AI having a notion of ‘its’ own; as long as we have such genocidal toys, we will always be subject to system failure. Or human failure.
    When you look at our peril in a logical framing you will find: we don’t have these nuclear weapons. They have us!

    • Agree: Cuffy, PJ London
  11. Pat misses the point. It’s not about making war with Russia. The idea is to divide the Russian nation and make them fight. Ideally, Russia would split into equally strong parts to maximally weaken them. Then, the US will step in as an arbiter and the main beneficiary. That worked brilliantly in Europe during the WWI and WWII.

    Even though Ukraine is not a match to Russia, the war between them would still be very profitable for the US and very bad for Russia. Just imagine how much the US treasuries and weapons we can sell and how much more dependent and docile the Europeans will become.

    Sure, Putin understands all that, but for how long can he duck the provocations? The public pressure can make him act. As for the Ukranian gov, so far it refuses to commit suicide, but the new Maidan coup may change that.

    • Agree: Decoy
    • Replies: @tyrone
  12. tyrone says:
    @Max Maxwell

    “No sane American President is going to risk nuclear annihilation “……true, but you said “sane”….a real chin scratcher.

  13. @Hoyeru

    How else would genocidal Gadarene swine act? 200 plus years of doing it, and now they are so deranged that they fancy Russia and China are Iraq or Grenada.

  14. @Max Maxwell

    It’s all part of the scheme to oust Putin, find a New Yeltsin and recruit Russia to the Great Clash of Civilizations Race War Against China. The GCCRWAC. They are slobbering for it here in Austfaila.

  15. tyrone says:
    @Anon from NC

    Putin is the smartest leader in the world today and he’s seen all the American stupid pet tricks.

    • Agree: Decoy
    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  16. Russia will neutralize the threat of offensive weapons being moved into the Ukraine.
    She can not allow this.
    There is no alternative.

  17. I never thought that Buchanan would be the voice of Reason, considering that he was one of the most conservative columnists and politicians in the Republican Party in 1970s and 80s, compared to moderates like Bob Dole. Now that the GOP is controlled by lunatic Neocons, egging on Russians and Chinese with distinct possibility of U.S. becomes Radioactive ash, he is in distinct minority along with Libertarians like Ron Paul, trying to put some sense into the madness of the collapsing mind of the Empire.

  18. nickels says:

    hahaha,
    One world from Tsar Putin and every comm satellite in the west goes dark.
    The grid goes down.
    Murder for food starts in a week.
    Starvation starts in a month.
    The west is dead.

  19. A NATO alliance built around Article V — the declaration that a Russian attack on any one of 30 nations will be regarded as an attack on the United States and answered by military action by the United States

    Many politicos in Europe tend to cite Article V as an excuse not to take responsibility for the military defence of their own countries, forgetting (if they have ever read it) that the exact wording of Article 5 is

    The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.

    The key words here are “such action as it deems necessary”. A detail, which is usually overlooked by the politicos, specially in Eastern European countries, is that the set of “action as it deems necessary” also include “let them fry in their own sauce”.

    And the wording “including the use of armed force” is not an explicit guarantee that such force shall be used.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  20. JimDandy says:

    Pat’s the straight man with his final sentence. Ok. Fine.

    Zionist Neocons are a deranged death cult, and they run America.

  21. Andreas says:

    Any military moves by the Zio-corporate puppet regime in Ukraine against Donbass will be mercilessly crushed by Russia. That is the red line.

    The Ukrainian air force would be neutralized by Russia within hours. US/NATO will not risk a confrontation with Russian air defenses and come to their aid.

    Without any air support, Ukrainian ground forces would come under mass artillery and rocket fire in typical Russian style. The fields would be strewn with burning Ukrainian armored vehicles and the shattered bodies of their dead. A handful of Javelins and Turkish drones will not turn the tide.

    Winter is setting in. Time is short. And the odds of Ukrainian military success slim. A military campaign will not happen.

    The humiliation and impotent rage of the Ukrainian leadership and their Zio-corporate handlers will continue until the regime inevitably collapses, either through an act of sheer stupidity or under the weight of its own illegitimacy.

  22. When you read:

    “…Lukashenko’s interception of a commercial airliner to kidnap and imprison a critical journalist.”

    …said “journalist” being a blogger and paid colour revolution regime change activist who was a Nazi militia member in Banderastan, you realise just how out of touch with reality this article is.

    Also, as for Ukranazistan, Russia has long since recovered from the murder of the USSR, while Ukranazistan is now a looted wasteland. Russia under no circumstances wants it.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  23. @George Kovachev

    Assuming that you’ve accurately quoted the relevant document, this is another example of Mr. Buchanan playing faux dissident to serve the Establishment. He’s cementing Washington’s desired understanding of “our” obligations to “defend” European “allies” among his gullibly “patriotic” readership.

    Fits right in with the other propaganda, like badpersonifying the political leaders of Uncle Sam’s targets:

    Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland
    ————
    last week, a NATO ally, Poland, had a confrontation with a close ally of Vladimir Putin’s Russia

    It’s also “Putin” — who we’re twice reminded was a KGB officer — that annexed Crimea. Standard Buchanan.

    It’s easier to destroy nations and drone people at weddings after you’ve softened up Americans by telling them that “we” are the (reluctant, of course!) white hats with no other choice. If that doesn’t work, enough of the others can be distracted with another Most Important Election Ever about transgender statues and Confederate bathrooms.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  24. Athena says:

    US-NATO will try to start a war in the area near SNAKE ISLAND in the Black Sea.

    DISPUTE CONCERNING MARITIME DELIMITATION IN THE BLACK SEA (ROMANIA CLAIM VS UKRAINE CLAIM)

    ”Until this dispute, there had been no third-party international review of a particular feature’s status as an Article 121(3) rock or Article 121(2) island, and the ICJ’s decision was difficult to predict. If it declared Snake Island an island, in delimiting the maritime zones, the ICJ could consider “special” or “relevant” circumstances and give Snake Island full, partial or no effect on the boundary. On September 19, 2008, the ICJ closed its public hearing.”

    http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/132/14985.pdf

    Judgment issued by the ICC (court usually controlled by NATO):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_Delimitation_in_the_Black_Sea_case

    ”The court delivered its judgment on February 3, 2009,[6] dividing the Black Sea with a line between the claims of each country. On the Romanian side, the ICJ found that the landward end of the Sulina dyke, not the manmade end, should be the basis for the equidistance principle. The court noted that a dyke has a different function from a port, and only harbor works form part of the coast.[7]

    On the Ukrainian side, the court found that Snake Island did not form part of Ukraine’s coastal configuration, explaining that “to count [Snake] Island as a relevant part of the coast would amount to grafting an extraneous element onto Ukraine’s coastline; the consequence would be a judicial refashioning of Geography”. The ICJ concluded that Snake Island “should have no effect on the delimitation in this case, other than that stemming from the role of the 12-nautical-mile arc of its territorial sea”.[7] While the judgment drew a line that was equitable for both parties, Romania received nearly 80% of the disputed area, allowing it to exploit a significant but undetermined portion of an estimated 100 billion cubic meters of deposits and 15 million tonnes of petrol under the seabed.”

  25. PJ London says:

    Two quotes 2014 from Ukraine regarding Donbas.

    Transcript: “It’s perfectly simple. You need to kill 1.5 million people in Donbass”
    Translated from Ukrainian by Valentina Lisitsa

    This Ukrainian Nazi journalist is named Bogdan Boutkevitch. : Ok, you ask me “How can this be happening?” Well, it happens because Donbass, in general, is not simply a region in a very depressed condition, it has got a whole number of problems, the biggest of which is that it is severely overpopulated with people nobody has any use for. Trust me I know perfectly well what I am saying.
    If we take, for example, just the Donetsk oblast, there are approximately 4 million inhabitants, at least 1.5 million of which are superfluous. That’s what I mean: we don’t need to [try to] “understand” Donbass, we need to understand Ukrainian national interests.
    Donbass must be exploited as a resource, which it is. I don’t claim to have a quick solution recipe, but the most important thing that must be done – no matter how cruel it may sound – is that there is a certain category of people that must be exterminated.”

    The problem is that these people (plus another few million) are Russian speaking.
    Putin believes that Russian speakers are worthy of Russian protection.
    As long as Ukraine refrain from genocide he will leave it alone.
    He does not want anything from the Ukraine, if he could leave and Donbas – Donetsk could exist in peace he would leave tomorrow. The Ukraine as a whole would cost Russia billions of Rouble and provide nothing in return.
    The West (Corporations) would love to get their hands on Russian resources and would start a war tomorrow, they won’t be hurt only the plebs and grunts, so why would they care.
    China and Russia (and friends) see that the western nations are in terminal decline and are only interested in staying well away until the end.
    Ukraine (like Georgia) are hoping that if they can start trouble with Russia then the west will send money and aid. Nuland and ilk generate that belief in the hope that some of the ‘aid’ will end up in their (friends) accounts.
    Putin wants to grow Russia. Xi wants to grow China. America knows it cannot compete and wants to steal whatever it can.

  26. @Max Maxwell

    No sane American President is going to risk nuclear annihilation for any country.

    I agree, but the problem is we don’t have sane American presidents nor are we likely to ever have any. What we have instead are mentally incompetent, morally bankrupt, devil-worshiping, demon-possessed madmen who take orders from other devil-worshiping, demon-possessed madmen.

    The act of withdrawing from the INF treaty (for which there was/is no serious political opposition), by itself, proves that we are ruled by madmen who are willing to risk nuclear annihilation – even by accident.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
    • Replies: @Max Maxwell
    , @follyofwar
  27. @Max Maxwell

    C’mon, Pat, stop being so melodramatic; the US and Russia are not going to get into a shooting war over these two minor countries…

    Cuba is only a “minor country” yet the U.S. “government” was ready to start a nuclear war with the USSR when the latter tried to deploy missiles there. And Mexico is only a “minor country” but I believe the U.S. “government” wouldn’t like it if Russia installed a hostile puppet government there and then started arming that government, especially if the hostile Mexican puppet government demanded the return of Texas to Mexico.

    So I think we shouldn’t be surprised that Russia has a problem with what the U.S. “government” is doing near its borders. As I see it, if they don’t back off and instead continue on the same path, it seems at some point the madmen running the U.S. “government” are going to push too far and Russia will have no choice but to respond with military force.

    • Replies: @Max Maxwell
    , @El Dato
  28. @Harold Smith

    The Cuban embargo was different; that was because the Soviets had nukes 90 miles from the US; Ukraine and Georgia will always be more important to Russia than to the USA; so the US will always back down.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  29. @Harold Smith

    Any US president would have to explain to the American people that this country you may not have even heard about is worth getting millions of Americans killed and hundreds of our cities ashed; it would never happen. NATO is a fraud which will become clear when a NATO nation is attacked and invokes article 5. The US will not intervene because Russia now has stronger conventional military forces in eastern Europe than US does.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  30. @Max Maxwell

    Any US president would have to explain to the American people that this country you may not have even heard about is worth getting millions of Americans killed and hundreds of our cities ashed; it would never happen.

    Nonsense; all of history proves you wrong. The “president” does whatever he wants to do or is told to do; the “American people” have no say in much of anything, particularly in matters involving foreign policy. If “getting millions of Americans killed” was something of concern, the “president” wouldn’t have exited the INF treaty for example; the “president” wouldn’t be illegally occupying Syria; the “president” wouldn’t be taking risks with cold-war style provocations against Russia and China that could go wrong (unintentionally).

    The US will not intervene because Russia now has stronger conventional military forces in eastern Europe than US does.

    The U.S. is run by devil-worshiping, demon-possessed madmen (whose desperation grows by the day) not by rational people; they are capable of ANYTHING.

  31. @Max Maxwell

    The Cuban embargo was different; that was because the Soviets had nukes 90 miles from the US; Ukraine and Georgia will always be more important to Russia than to the USA; so the US will always back down.

    Earlier you said “…the US and Russia are not going to get into a shooting war over these two minor countries…”

    Now you’re adding qualifications. Anyway, Putin has already warned the “West” that it is not taking Russian “red lines” seriously and stated that Russia would respond, apparently with military force, if the “red lines” are crossed, yet the U.S. “government” doesn’t seem to be backing down.

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/11/23/us-escalating-russia-ukraine-tensions-by-arming-kiev-kremlin-a75643

    And history shows that the affairs of “minor countries” are always the pretext for U.S. intervention and aggression which risk war with bigger countries. Was the U.S. “government” expecting the Chinese army to intervene and drive U.S. forces out of North Korea? Apparently not, yet it happened and it can happen again at any time.

    • Agree: El Dato
  32. Athena says:

    Pathetic:

    twitter.com/hashtag/WeareNATO

    ”Corpulent generals safe behind lines
    History’s lessons drowned in red wine
    Poppies for young men, death’s bitter trade
    All of those young lives betrayed
    All for a Children’s Crusade

    The children of England would never be slaves
    They’re trapped on the wire and dying in waves
    The flower of England face down in the mud
    And stained in the blood of a whole generation

    Midnight in Soho, Nineteen Eighty-four
    Fixing in doorways, opium slaves
    Poppies for young men, such bitter trade
    All of those young lives betrayed
    All for a Children’s Crusade”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6pQ8qKg-Ag

  33. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    The plane landed according to International rules when dealing with such matters. The rat on board was set up by fellow Nazis apparently. No honour among scum.

  34. El Dato says:

    Russia should flatten one of the “Aegis Ashore” bases in Poland or Romania as a wakeup call. Best with a tactical nuke to “send a message” as the American saying goes. Maybe give 15 minutes of warning.

    What will NATO, aka. mentally deranged US occupation forces Europe, do, except shit pants?

    Say “you can’t do that, only WE can do that with our special license for cruise missile and B-52 diplomacy”? Fuck them.

    The Euros will probably die of fright due to “radioactivity” and then descend into a fest of finger-pointing while shivering in the cold and dark as requested by the Greta Generation.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
  35. El Dato says:
    @Harold Smith

    Cuba is only a “minor country” yet the U.S. “government” was ready to start a nuclear war with the USSR when the latter tried to deploy missiles there.

    Why did they try to deploy missiles there?

    Because the US had deployed missiles in Turkey a bit previously.

    How was the “Cuban” missile crisis defused?

    JFK made a secret deal: he would remove the missiles from Turkey.

  36. @Max Maxwell

    US presidents think it’s safe to hang out on the brink of disaster because the disaster doesn’t come. One day it will. Here’s how I think it will go down.

    There will come a disaster. The US will pretend to make a deal and use diplomacy. Then it will immediately break the deal or promise and resume the activity that caused the disaster. This is a trademark of shit lib satanism. It’s called “doubling down.”

  37. @Harold Smith

    Normally I don’t agree too much with Harold, but I’m on his side this time. Max should rethink his key word “sane.” Some say that the very act of running for president is a sign of insanity.

    When the Soviet Union existed, American presidents knew enough not to attack them directly. That policy of non-aggression ended with the degenerate Bill Clinton, who pushed NATO to the border of Russia, and deliberately wrecked its economy. It’s no wonder that President Putin, no communist himself, has declared that the fall of the USSR was “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”

    Presidential insanity, and the political process, reached a new low with the se-lection of senile Biden. And, no-nothing Trump wants a rematch in 2024, when he’ll be 78. His brainwashed MAGA millions still support him. There may never be another “sane” US president again. Our time is running out. Perhaps it would be best for world peace if Russia & China united forces, and put this dumbed down sinking globo-homo cesspool out of its misery.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
  38. Ernst S. says:

    US-NATO wants to create chaos in Belarus

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  39. @tyrone

    Scottie Morrison is getting 30,000 coal jobs in Canada next month ..

    • Replies: @tyrone
  40. Miles M. says:

    Russia has made its own mistakes.

    Last year and this year Russia let down its Armenian ally by letting Turkey and Azerbaijan (and Israel) attack it.

    What sort of leader (Putin) lets down his only ally in the Caucasus? A clueless leader, that’s who.

    Russia has thereby let Pan-Turkism into the Caucasus and Caspian.

    Putin also allowed Turkey and Azerbaijan to bring thousands of jihadis into the Caucasus to fight Armenians. Is Putin pro-jihadist now? It appears so.

    Now Turkey is making inroads into Central Asia, formerly under Russia hegemony.

    The only thing that Russia got out of this was a small peacekeeping force of 2000 soldiers in Armenian populated Nagorno Karabagh.

    The fact is that Putin is losing all over, including in the Black Sea as Buchanan points.

    Turkey beat Russia in Libya, and NATO and the West just keep closing in on Russia.

    Russia still can’t kick NATO out of Syria.

    What a loser the man is.

    • Disagree: tyrone
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  41. @Greta Handel

    Crimea was liberated from the threat of Ukronazi death-squads, at the express desire of 90% plus of the Crimean population, under the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine, applied honestly for a change.

    • Agree: tyrone
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  42. @Miles M.

    No recent commenting history. Ukronazi or Baltofascist vermin, I suspect.

  43. @Ernst S.

    The Real Evil Empire, the USA, the greatest force for Evil in all history, creates chaos everywhere eg Ethiopia, Mozambique, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Belarus, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Myanmar, even the Solomon Islands. A pure Satanism that WILL, before long, destroy us all.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
  44. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Yes, another fact that the stealth warmonger obscures at each and every opportunity.

  45. tyrone says:
    @GomezAdddams

    Isn’t that the prime minister of Australia ….sorry, I don’t see your point.

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