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Last week the world stood on the very edge of a nuclear war, as Ukraine’s US-funded president, Vladimir Zelensky, urged NATO military action over a missile that landed on Polish soil. “This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a really significant escalation. Action is needed,” said Zelensky immediately after the missile landed.

But there was a problem. The missile was fired from Ukraine – likely an accident in the fog of war. Was it actually a Russian missile, of course, that might mean World War III. But Zelensky didn’t seem to be bothered by the prospect of the world blown up, judging from his reckless rhetoric.

While Zelensky has been treated as a saint by the US media, the Biden Administration, and both parties in Congress, something unprecedented happened this time: the Biden Administration pushed back. According to press reports, several Zelensky calls to Biden or senior Biden Staff went unanswered.

When US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan finally returned Zelensky’s call, he is reported to have said, “tread carefully” on claims Russia was behind the missiles landing in Poland. The Biden Administration went on to publicly dispute Zelensky’s continued insistence that Russia shot missiles into NATO-Member Poland. After two days of Washington opposition to his claims, Zelensky finally, sort of, backed down.

We’ve heard rumors of President Biden’s frustration over Zelensky’s endless begging and ingratitude for the 60 or so billion dollars doled out to him by the US government, but this is the clearest public example of the Biden Administration’s acceptance that it has a “Zelensky problem.”

Zelensky must have understood that Washington and Brussels knew it was not a Russian missile. Considering the vast intelligence capabilities of the US in that war zone, it is likely the US government knew in real time that the missiles were not Russian. For Zelensky to claim otherwise seemed almost unhinged. And for what seems like the first time, Washington noticed.

As a result, there has been a minor – but hopefully growing – revolt among conservatives in Washington over this dangerous episode. Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene introduced legislation demanding an audit of the tens of billions of dollars shipped to Ukraine – with perhaps $50 billion more in the pipeline. The resolution currently has eleven co-sponsors.

Rep. Matt Gaetz has publicly stated that he would not vote for one more dollar for Ukraine. Others, like US Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), have gone even further. In a recent Tweet Rep. Gosar called US support for Ukraine a “corrupt money-laundering operation.” As the fallout from the recent collapse of the FTX crypto exchange points to possible political corruption, his claims may prove to be accurate.

When Sen. Paul introduced an amendment to the massive aid package to Ukraine calling for someone to audit the funds, he was ridiculed and attacked. Some seven months later, his position appears far more accepted. And that’s a good thing.

When the Ukraine war hysteria finally dies down – as the Covid hysteria died down before it – it will become obvious to vastly more Americans what an absolute fiasco this whole thing has been. Hopefully Republicans will accelerate that process when they take the House in January. It cannot come too soon!

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Decoy says:

    Our involvement with Ukraine is going to become one of our countries biggest foreign policy fiascos in our history. We got involved in a civil war 5,000 miles away and took the side of a broken down, corrupt country led by crazy Nazis. Somehow we convinced Germany to go along with that decision even though even Sholtz and the greenies in his government had to know that Germany was putting its entire economy at risk. Mexico’s President, in the very early days of this war, summed it up neatly: the United States sends the money and Ukraine sends the dead bodies.

  2. Jokem says:
    @Decoy

    Nearly all of the rest of the world opposes Putin’s Ukraine adventure. I have to at least partly disagree with Dr Paul on this. I don’t want the USA to get too deeply involved in this, but these kinds of local conflicts can spread if nothing is done.

    We got involved in a civil war 5,000 miles away and took the side of a broken down, corrupt country led by crazy Nazis.

    As opposed to a broken down, corrupt country led by a ruthless Communist? Putin was a KGB head, an organization comparable to the Gestapo; meaning he more resembled a Nazi operative than Zelensky.

    • Disagree: Ann Nonny Mouse, P. Cleburne
    • LOL: Levtraro
  3. It’s hard to get too excited that things will change for the better on the war front. A resolution by MTG and 11 co-sponsors to audit the books does not a majority make. As long as new putative Speaker McCarthy is against it, it’s going nowhere. Zelensky just has to stick to the script and cool his rhetoric a bit, and little Napoleon will keep getting his money and hardware – FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES!

    And the sickly Republicans in the Senate continue their self-destruction by (incredibly!) keeping anti-Trumper octogenarian Mumbles McConnell, as their leader. Even though they represent the same state, I hope your son Rand didn’t vote for him.

    • Agree: Derer, roonaldo
  4. Hankjr says:
    @Jokem

    Not true. Most of the world ISNT opposed to it. Mainly just USUK and their NATO vassals. And always remember, this whole situation is a direct result of the US-backed coup in 2014 in Ukraine.

  5. Derer says:
    @Jokem

    Nearly all of the rest of the world opposes Putin’s Ukraine adventure.

    Where the f you get this information NYT?
    “Putin was KGB” and US president Bush was CIA world chief spy.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  6. MrBoompi says:

    This was a Russian-made missile, but Zelensky failed to acknowledge it was part of the Ukrainian arsenal. This is not a simple oversight.

  7. @Jokem

    Nearly all of the rest of the world opposes Putin’s Ukraine adventure.

    Joker, do you lap up everything the corrupt Zio-owned MSM tell you and accept it as gospel ?
    It appears you do.

    You have it arse backwards. In fact ONLY those sycophantic vassals of the U.S are ‘opposing’ Putin’s righteous crusade against the Anglo-Zionist empire in this proxy war.
    The VAST majority of countries in the world are not siding against Russia.

    I’m in Australia and our corrupt politicians here have been bought off to side with the Judeo-Fascist Ukrainian regime in this war.
    But that is NOT representative of how most Aussies feel on the matter. Have a look at the two minute video below from a few weeks ago showing Aussies protesting against our involvement in this proxy war, seeing as hundreds of millions of our tax dollars have been funnelled to the Ukrainians.
    (Watch the video on full screen and with the volume up to appreciate the Russian version of the song ‘I come from a Land Down Under’ that accompanies the video) :

    I’m proud to say that I was among those in attendance at the Sydney ‘March for Neutrality’ demonstration.

    As for this statement of yours :

    As opposed to a broken down, corrupt country led by a ruthless Communist?

    …. it appears you’re still living with a Cold War mentality.

    FACT: Putin’s Russia bears no resemblance to the authoritarian Soviet Union.
    It is more capitalist than the U.S.S.A (United Socialist States of America).

    Taxes are lower, businesses are not burdened with crushing regulatory impediments and Russians weren’t subject to the tyranny that Americans and other western nations endured during the Covid Psyop. (ie: get vaxxed or lose your job, mask mandates, socialist distancing, other restrictions).

    By ANY metric one chooses, Russia is freer than the U.S and more closely resembles the America in the time of the Founding Fathers as far as liberty is concerned.

    ADDITIONAL FACT : The U.S is the most corrupt country in human history and Biden’s America (not that Trump’s/Obama’s/Bush 43’s America was much different), is FAR CLOSER to Communism/Heavy-handed Socialism than Russia.

    So, when you mentioned broken down (bridges/roads/infrastructure collapsing, millions living in tent cities or under freeway overpasses), or corrupt country (the U.S leads on just about every metric post the JFK coup d’etat), most people would immediately assume you were referring to the U.S.

    In the very near future, Putin’s military will be launching their major offensive which will decimate what remnants of the Ukrainian army that still remain (the fact is the Ukies were decimated months ago and the only reason they haven’t been completely routed is due to the influx of foreign mercenaries and weaponry supplied courtesy of the U.S/western European/Five Eyes taxpayers).

    Bottom Line : EVERYONE with a moral compass wishes Putin and the Russian army well in its endeavour to crush the Anglo-Zionist empire.

    A speedy capitulation of the Judeo-Fascist Ukrainian army in this proxy war will hopefully lead to a dismemberment of NATO, concurrent with financial turmoil in the U.S that will precipitate the loss of reserve currency status for the USD.

    All those with a conscience wish Putin Godspeed in pursuit of that goal.

    • Agree: Durruti, P. Cleburne
    • Thanks: mark green, Derer
  8. Durruti says:

    When the Ukraine war hysteria finally dies down – as the Covid hysteria died down before it – it will become obvious to vastly more Americans what an absolute fiasco this whole thing has been. Hopefully Republicans will accelerate that process when they take the House in January. It cannot come too soon!

    The thing about Statesman Ron Paul:

    The thing about Statesman Ron Paul, is that he is Honest. He is what some call a “straight shooter.” He says/writes what he means. His articles are NOT over lengthy and overblown chest beatings, but short and to the point. Paul tries to give us HOPE. He does not suggest impossible actions that few are capable of attempting. However: In case you haven’t noticed; Ron Paul has never surrendered.

    Ron Paul calls himself a “Republican Revolutionary.” And he is. He is a Revolutionary trapped in a tightly guarded cage, as is his son, and many others who are in the Limelight. Some criticize the Pauls for not raising the Tricolor, picking up a Mauser, and charging. If they miscalculate, and even if they do not, they run the risk of life and death. They cannot hide. They write under their own name (as if the pseudonym many here use would fool the MOSSAD/CIA/MI6).

    The Pauls, Cynthia McKinney, Dennis Kucinich, Jesse Ventura, even Tulsi Gabbard, need help. They cannot Free our country, and Restore our Republic by themselves. Merely by existing, and publicly criticizing, and sometimes ambushing the Power Elite, they have done much, and brought honor upon themselves, and give us hope.

    Ron Paul and his son – do their best. Understand: They, by themselves cannot make a revolution. Only We, the Rabble in Arms may perform that Feat!!!

    I enjoy participating on Ron Paul’s section of Unz’ Forum. I spend more time here, than anywhere else. And, Here we meet many fine citizens/humans.

    It is a good day to start a fight!

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

    • Thanks: mark green
    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Derer
  9. Jokem says:
    @Durruti

    I agree with your comments about Dr Paul. Just because I don’t agree with him, I still respect his opinion. Any noise about Russia being a victim is overshadowed by the fact that Russia initiated the invasion, not the reverse.

  10. @Decoy

    Mexico may be a poor country but at least it minds its own business.

  11. Phibbs says:

    Nothing will change as long as the children of Satan (Jews) own the media and the politicians. So deep is the Jew control that Mr. Paul always fails to mention who is at the core of U.S. evil and terrorism. Why? Because he knows the children of Satan will destroy him.

  12. Phibbs says:
    @Jokem

    Jokem is a paid Israeli terrorist in uniform. He is one of thousands paid to be trolls and dispense lies and Jew venom for Caucasian-Christian Russia.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  13. Wokechoke says:

    When you begin to see a character like Paul oppose this US support for a dangerously out of control character like Zelenskyy and add that to the opinion of others from a less Goldbug-like wing as Musk, what factions of the dissident right do Ukraine boosters now belong to? The Mitch McConnell Wing?

    On the question of a Pundit like MacGregor. It’s probably the case that he’s the designated guy to voice Pentagon “Devils Advocate” arguments. There’s a lot of nervous US generals looking at these casualty tallies from Ukraine and imagining the horror of busted careers when they face reversals and opposing forces. Some generals might earn glory but many will be wrecked by a real war. Casualty totals in this war would cause several of these “colonial war” generals to have nervous breakdowns under the strain.

    Recently a famous French Mercenary called Gaston Besson was reported to have died. He brought foreign men into Croatia in the 1990s and later brought them into Azov. The Russians found him and ended him.

  14. @Jokem

    Those “sources”, though!…LMAO

  15. Petermx says:

    The propaganda website Yahoo put the gears in reverse yesterday. After almost a year of talking about Ukrainian victories and Russia being defeated, the liars had this headline on an article: “Russian strikes are plunging Ukraine into the Stone Age,” and “Cold and dark: Kyiv readies for the “worst winter of our lives.” In my correspondence with two patriotic Ukrainians that live there, that sounds accurate. The Ukrainians have been used by the Jewish-Anglo-American alliance, and maybe the war is closer to ending now. The result will be a significant loss of territory for Ukraine. I hope the common Ukrainian finds out the truth, and then maybe in the future they will make sure Ukrainians lead their country and not an ethnic minority that has a historical hatred for them.

    • Replies: @Decoy
    , @mulga mumblebrain
  16. I don’t have any inside info, but it seems pretty obvious that CoVid, Ukraine and FTX are all facets of the same overall operation. Too many connected players who stood to benefit.

    The fact that Biden seems to be pulling back slightly may be evidence that someone in the circle isn’t totally blind to the fact that all of their narratives are unraveling faster than they can spin them. 2023 will be the year of backpedaling.

  17. Rich says:

    Fog of war doesn’t apply to this missile attack. Zelensky had to know it was one of his own missiles, and everyone had to know the Russians wouldn’t send one missile into Poland if it was going to attack. Another attempt by the Ukrainians to draw Nato into their war and with the morons we have leading the West, you never know if the next one will work. At present Biden’s owners appear to just want to make money off this little war.

  18. Mr Paul is being a little dramatic. There was never any danger of ”World War 3.” The USA knew it was not a Russian attack on a NATO nation and you can be assured the USA would not get into a war with a state like Russia that can destroy it. It is telling that Poland invoked Artice 4 and not Article 5. No doubt USA Government has secretly told Poland not to invoke Artice 5 as it will not like the response. Mr Biden still has enough cognitive sense not to allow a clown like Zelenskyy to end the existence of the nation he leads.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  19. Decoy says:
    @Petermx

    I sure hope that you are correct that the possibility of a settlement is closer now than it has been. Common sense says that the average Ukraine citizen has figured out that Ukraine is going to lose the Donbass and the longer the war goes on the longer it will take for them to return to a normal life. Unfortunately Zelensky has a near complete block on any news other than from his “ministry of truth” . What Washington D.C. and NATO did to Ukraine is unforgivable.

  20. @Decoy

    ” Somehow we convinced Germany to go along with that decision even though even Sholtz and the greenies in his government had to know that Germany was putting its entire economy at risk.”

    The US didn’t “convince” Germany to go along with that decision, they were TOLD to go along with that decision. One thing that proves beyond a doubt that the US has total control over Germany is that fact that Germany hasn’t stood up to the US or it’s policies since 1945. If and when a German leader tells the Americans to get their bases out of Germany or else, that’s the day I will believe Germany has regained its independence.

  21. @Max Maxwell

    ” Mr Biden still has enough cognitive sense not to allow a clown like Zelenskyy to end the existence of the nation he leads.”

    Biden has no cognitive sense, nor does he need any, because he has never made any decisions from day one of the presidency, they are made for him by Blinken, Garland, Mayorkas, Obama, and Hillary Clinton et al.

  22. ?elensky, in my opinion, is a fecking Evil freak, who just attempted to cause WW3 through a false flag operation, firing a missile into Poland and blaming Russia, but he is a puppet. Where is Igor Kolomoisky, ‘…the most powerful Jew in the world’ as Haaretz posited some time ago, and ?elensky’s creator? Golem and dybbuk. I think it is becoming more plain that, among all the other machinations, that various Zionazi and Judeofascist forces were intent on turning Ukraine into ‘another Israel’ as ?elensky boasted.

  23. The more I read your rubbish, the more grateful I am that you are out of politics and failed in your runs for POTUS.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  24. @Petermx

    ‘Patriotic Ukrainians’-translating from the gibberish, Banderite fanatics.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  25. @Jokem

    No-the invasion began in 2014, with the fascist putsch in Kiev. That is now being crushed, as it ought.

  26. Petermx says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Actually, neither one of them are Banderites. One referred to Putin as “Putler”, the Russian derogatory term for Putin. They merge the names of Putin and Hitler. I think if that is the yardstick Putin was born with a derogatory name, the ending of his name coming from “Stalin”.

  27. Jokem says:
    @Phibbs

    Clearly such comments are fitting for someone who tells Phibbs…

  28. Jokem says:

    I suppose Al Jazeera is a Zionist agency?
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/3/unga-resolution-against-ukraine-invasion-full-text
    The statement I made was most of the world opposed the invasion
    https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113152

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  29. Derer says:

    US sanctions are considered as a strong opposition of Russian Donbas liberation (your term “invasion”). The fact is that from 197 countries 147 opposed US sanctions against Russia. Opposing invasion means supporting US sanctions – too complicated for dimwits. You are wrongly assuming that Al Jazeera is some kind of neutral entity towards Russia – in Chechnya is their land-locked tribe unfeasible to separate.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  30. Derer says:
    @Durruti

    It is tragedy when US political undemocratic duopoly through institutional harassment neutralizes third or forth opinion…badly needed for true democracy.

    • Agree: Durruti
  31. @Jokem

    The UN morphed from the Atlantic Charta, the organization of the
    Western Allies; it was instituted to perpetuate USraeli rule.
    Did I mention Germany and Austria are still “Enemy States” devoid of sovereignty?
    The IAEA in particular is so jewed-up one has to wonder why anyone talks
    to them at all.
    Al Jazeera started out independent-Arab/Qatari-officious enough, but after
    a few Predator strikes on their newsteams they finally got the message.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  32. Jokem says:
    @Derer

    I have no idea what your point is?

    • Replies: @Derer
  33. Jokem says:
    @nokangaroos

    No idea what your point is either?

  34. Derer says:
    @Jokem

    The dimwits never do. You have to finish high school first.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  35. Jokem says:
    @Derer

    Derriere –

    Certainly easier to say what you did, then to explain.

  36. ‘…When the Ukraine war hysteria finally dies down – as the Covid hysteria died down before it – it will become obvious to vastly more Americans what an absolute fiasco this whole thing has been…’

    In both cases, though, good luck on recovering any of the lost money.

    It’s illuminating to think what would happen if any of us ran our individual finances like that. Why do we think there’ll be no consequences if we do it collectively?

  37. Dumbo says:

    ‘…When the Ukraine war hysteria finally dies down – as the Covid hysteria died down before it – it will become obvious to vastly more Americans what an absolute fiasco this whole thing has been…’

    It’s two sides of the same coin, or the same operation. Make Europeans poor, bring more refugees (at least these time most are White, and women), give billions to people who do not deserve it (corrupt politicians. Pentagon, Big Pharma), increase authoritarianism, generate chaos.

  38. The missile was fired from Ukraine – likely an accident in the fog of war.

    Link, please.

  39. Bro43rd says:
    @Quartermaster

    They call that projection! Dr Paul is twice the man you’ll never be.

  40. @Jokem

    “I don’t want the USA to get too deeply involved in this.” Seriously?

    Ukraine is a US Puppet state and has been since at least the Orange Revolution in 2005 when the Election winner Yanukovych was replaced by the CIA with the American-trained banker Yushchenko, a proper Fascist Puppet married to an American citizen, a State Dept/CIA agent. Yushchenko made the Austrian Stepan Bandera “Hero of Ukraine” and made sure the UkroNAZI militias started integrating into the army, police and security apparatus. In 2010, the UN monitored the Election and Yushchenko received only 5% of the vote, despite CIA efforts to keep their puppet in charge. Yanukovych was once again elected as Puppet President, and had Paul Manafort, the Podesta Group and Greg Craig (Obama’s consul) as handlers. Yanukovych was corrupt like all Ukrainian leaders, but tried to play the EU against Russia. The EU offered big loans but at high interest rates (not that such loans are ever paid back in Ukraine anyway!) Russia undercut the EU’s interest rates and in November, 2013 Yanukovych announced he was going with Russia. VP Biden, effectively Viceroy of Ukraine was not happy, and Nuland, Pyatt, Vindman and a host of corrupt Ukrainian/ Israeli/ Americans, the CIA and Biden’s UkroNAZIs overthrew the democratically elected government in the Maidan Coup in February 2014. The breakaway republics of the Donbas, who had elected Yanukovych, refused to accept the Coup against “their” President. Putin grabbed Crimea immediately, but was not interested in the Donbas. However when the US UkroNAZIs shelled the Donbas for 8 years, refusing to accept the Minsk Accords (which Ukraine had agreed to and signed), killing over 10,000 ethnic Russian Ukrainians, Russia came to their aid, parroting Clinton’s Kosovo agreements, recognizing the breakaway republics and invoking UN article 51 and “collective self-defense” against the US Puppet state of Ukraine.
    It is rather stupid to pretend Ukraine has independence or sovereignty, or that the breakaway new Russian federation republics have independence or sovereignty; this is a planned proxy war by Biden against Putin (although likely the goal is money laundering, not winning on the battlefield).

  41. fran800 says:
    @Jokem

    Russia did not start the moral conflict, or even the shooting war. Both began long before, when the United States decided to treat Russia as an enemy and bring NATO to its border. The Ukrainians in 2010 had voted in a president who was from the largely Russian ethnic East Ukraine and who favoured close relations with Russia — which was thier way of life for centuries. Especially Crimea had been Russian for centures and was only transferred to Ukraine Soviet republic by Khrushchev in 1954 with no grassroots input whatsover. In 2014, the US, in the person of the execrable Neocon Victoria Nuland, backed by the U.S. Ambassador of the time, engineered a coup d’etat in the Maidan Square. They appointed temporary president Yatseniuk, later followed by Poroshenko and eventually Zelensky. As Russia saw that its leading naval base in Crimea was being taken over by explicitly anti-Russian forces, they moved to take over the peninsula at that point. The largely Russian ethnic Donbas also wanted to join Russia, but Russia held back at that time. Donbas regions declared themselves independent People’s Republics rather than remain part of U.S.-NATO controlled Ukraine. In the following years from 2014 to 2022, the government of Ukraine waged war against the Donbas region separatists, supposedly their own people. An estimated 15,000 of Donbas at least were killed by the Ukrainian military, who splent the time fortifying and shelling the area. Russia sponsored the Minsk agreement, which would have given the Donbas local autonomy in a federal Ukraine. Poroshenko signed the agreements in 2014 and 2015 — but refused to implement them. At the time that Putin was preparing to “invade” the self-declared independent regions of Donbas, the Ukrainian army was massing on the other side to attack and re-conquer the region. There is no way, Jokem, that you can reasonably assert that “Russia being a victim is overshadowed by the fact that Russia initiated the invasion, not the reverse.”

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