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On March 24th, Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia.

The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also followed, and was perhaps instigated by, President Biden’s inflammatory and foolish statement that “Crimea is Ukraine.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was a chief architect of the US-backed coup against Ukraine in 2014, continued egging on the Ukrainians, promising full US support for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine. Many Americans wonder why they are not even half as concerned about the territorial integrity of the United States!

Not to be outdone, at the beginning of this month US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin – who previously served on the board of missile-maker Raytheon – called his counterpart in Ukraine and promised “unwavering US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.” As the US considers Crimea to be Ukrainian territory, this is clearly a clear green light for Kiev to take military action.

Washington is also sending in weapons. Some 300 tons of new weapons have arrived in the past weeks and more is on the way.

As could be expected, Moscow has responded to Zelensky’s decree and to the increasingly bellicose rhetoric in Kiev and Washington by re-positioning troops and other military assets closer to its border with Ukraine. Does anyone doubt that if the US were in the same situation – for example, if China installed a hostile and aggressive government in Mexico – the Pentagon might move troops in a similar manner?

But according to the media branch of the US military-industrial-Congressional-media complex, Russian troop movements are not a response to clear threats from a neighbor, but instead are just more “Russian aggression.”

The unhinged US “experts” behind the 2014 coup against the elected Ukrainian president are back in power and they are determined to finish the job – even if it means World War III! The explicit US backing of Ukraine’s military ambitions in the region are a blank check to Kiev.

But it is a check that Kiev would be wise to avoid cashing. Back in 1956 the US government pumped endless propaganda into Hungary promising military backing for an uprising against its Soviet occupiers. When the Hungarians, believing Washington’s lies, did rise up they found themselves all alone and facing Soviet retaliation.

Despite the cruel US propaganda, at least Eisenhower was wise enough to realize that no one would benefit from a nuclear war over Budapest.

Why is it any of our business whether Crimea is part of Ukraine or part of Russia? Why is it any of our business if the Russian-speaking population of eastern Ukraine prefer being aligned with Russia?

Why, for that matter, are unproven allegations of Russian meddling in our elections a violation of the “rules-based international order” but an actual US-backed coup against an elected Ukrainian government is not?

We are seeing foreign policy made by Raytheon and the other US military contractors, through cut-outs in government like Austin and others. Feckless US foreign policy “experts” believe their own propaganda about Russia and are on the verge of taking us to war over it.

It seems as if Americans are sleepwalking through this dangerous minefield. Let us hope they soon wake up before we’re all blown up.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Joe Biden, Russia, Ukraine 
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  1. Jokem says:

    My understanding is the Crimea does not want to be administered by the Ukraine?
    Not sure I have this right as the press here is not always reliable.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @tyrone
    , @Ukraine Tiger
  2. Notsofast says:

    the people of crimea were promised a referendum on independence from ukraine in the 1990’s but were never given one. thanks to the incompetence of the obama neocons and putins bold reaction they were given that vote and overwhelmingly chose to return to mother russia. if ukraine attacks crimea there will be russian tanks in kiev.

  3. Phibbs says:

    Jews, as always, are at the bottom of this problem … Jews hate Russia because it is white, Christian and unfriendly to Israel. Guess what grisly tribe “President” Biden has advising him on foreign policy?

    • Replies: @Alfred Muscaria
    , @Tony33
  4. Russia and Israel seem to get on pretty well. Obviously Israel don’t like Russia’s support for Syria.

  5. El Dato says:

    Ukraine has already declared war much earlier by cutting off water supplies to Crimea. That’s probably already worth a dance at the end of a rope for the Ukrainian “administration”.

    I don’t know how the Russians can stay so calm.

    As demonstration they should pop a kiloton warhead in Ukraine somewhat away from population centers, when the wind is blowing EUwards. That would make things clear to the Stoltenberg-managed carnival over there, the populace will shit pants at the slightest mention of “radioactivity”.

    Also, someone is certainly still holding a grudge over the deniable Wagner fiasco in Syria. Will western “advisors” in Ukraine be transformed into Burger Kings? We will find out soon I guess.

    • Replies: @mijj
  6. El Dato says:

    Department of “When you don’t know when to stop pushing your luck”

    Ukraine joining NATO would not only benefit Kiev, but would also serve to strengthen US-led bloc, country’s army chief insists

    Ukraine has become a ‘shield’ for Europe, and the troubled country’s accession to NATO would bolster the organization, according to Kiev’s military chief, Ruslan Homchak, who wants the state to become a full-fledged member.

    “In recent years, the armed forces of Ukraine have become a real ‘Shield for Europe,’ and our nation has become an active contributor to the Euro-Atlantic security.”

    Ukraine, you cannot be a part of NATO.

    You just can’t.

    Stop it.

    • Replies: @augusto
  7. SafeNow says:

    “I don’t know how the Russians can stay so calm.”

    It is their temperament. I have played short chess games online against hundreds of Russians. They favor what chess players call “quiet moves.” (U.S. players are much more impetuous, even reckless.) I can’t prove it, but I think this “quiet moves” sensibility can be extrapolated to the Russian leaders.

    Now, as for for Mr. Blinken. His mental state leans toward perpetual, and preferably irresolvable, conflict; dissension and contentiousness; hyper-criticalness and hyper-touchiness. I wonder where this comes from.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  8. @Phibbs

    “Jews, as always, are at the bottom of this problem … Jews hate Russia because it is white, Christian and unfriendly to Israel.”

    Russia seems to ass kiss Israel pretty well to me. It is also illegal to deny the “Holocaust” in Russia. Jews just hate them anyway I think.

  9. There has been an ex-pat Ukrainian lobby in the United States since the late 1940’s when the CIA brought a bunch of them over to help in the anti-Stalin project. They are not neo Nazis. They are Nazis. The ones that are left any way. They are really old men. Steven Snider at The Farm podcast has done an amazing job analyzing this under a series entitled World Anti Communist League. Also really great stuff on the Moonies.

    This episode is Ukraine focused:

    https://www.thefarmpodcast.com/e/talking-ukrainian-intrigues-wmoss-robeson-recluse/

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  10. Antiwar7 says:

    Ron Paul: Why, for that matter, are unproven allegations of Russian meddling in our elections a violation of the “rules-based international order” but an actual US-backed coup against an elected Ukrainian government is not?

    Well said.

  11. It’s simple. Israel controls the US government. It wants to expand into Syria. This plot was going well until Russia intervened. Israel wants to mire Russia in a border conflict so it hasn’t the resources to help defend Syria, or may agree to give up Syria for peace.

    • Agree: Rurik
  12. @Morton's toes

    Freeland in Canada—her grandparents are also Nazi sympathizers and operated Newspaper in Ukraine during WWII and then went to Canada —she listened carefully to Jew Poroshenko and told Trudeau that Poroshenko wanted big money for chocolate—–( Poroshenko’s daddy goes by name of Waltzman and is head of Ukraine mafia) –pass the mints Morticia.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  13. Renoman says:

    Only Ukrainians and Americans would be stupid enough to attack Russia.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  14. Biff says:
    @Jokem

    My understanding is the Crimea does not want to be administered by the Ukraine?

    The people of Crimea are 90% Russian; that speak Russian; hold Russian passports; and have been part of Russia for three hundred years prior to 1956.

  15. mijj says:
    @El Dato

    > “I don’t know how the Russians can stay so calm.”

    If you’re planning actions in the real world, you’d better be calm and clear.

  16. MarkU says:

    The idea is to get the Europeans (via NATO) into a state of conflict with the Russian Federation in order to cut the Russians out of the European energy market, leaving the way open for US fracked gas. The people responsible don’t care about Ukraine, they don’t care who ‘wins’ or ‘loses’, establishing a state of conflict is an end in itself.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Marshal Marlow
  17. tyrone says:
    @Jokem

    “My understanding is the Crimea does not want to be administered by the Ukraine?”…YES!,your understanding is correct and yes, the media is lying to us….it’s simple ,we want to turn the black sea into an American/NATO lake.

  18. augusto says:
    @El Dato

    Curious .
    Ukraine can and is expected ” to be a shield for Europe”.
    Just imagine it can.
    So why Crimea and by extension the Donbass cannot be a shield for Russia?

    Uncle sam can boost the Independence of Kosovo (2008) and immediately build up the gigantic military base fo Camp Bondsteel. It was basically the SAME they did in Panama, ‘freeing them from Colombia and lending a Canal zone for 90 years, for a song of annual 200 million.

  19. @GomezAdddams

    The “Ukrainians” in Canada, going back more than a century, have been agitators against both Russia and/or the Austro-Hungarian Empire, depending on which occupied what part of Ukraine. Some are anti-Polish. All groups seem to reference Taras Shevchenko, who was influenced by his grandfather, a member of the Haidamaky movement to liberate Ukraine. Many Mennonites – German speakers who lived in Ukraine – escaped when the Soviets took Ukraine. They have been vociferous opponents of communism, which is often extended to Russians in general.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
  20. Ron Paul headline after Dunkirk: “Why is FDR pushing Britain to attack Germany?”

  21. notamason says:

    Bait the jews, lt them think they are pulling a fast one over on the Christians, then send them to the desert. Nothing better than to see rats beg for water.

  22. @MarkU

    This. It stinks of being done in service of the continuing grand strategy of surrounding and strangling Russia.

    Luckily for Russia, it has an experienced leader who witnessed the rape of post-soviet Russia while its overtures to integrate in to modern Europe be rebuffed. I think he knows that the west will always cast it as the villain, and its total destruction is the end goal. As a consequence Russia has had the sense to bring soviet era dispersed manufacturing back inside Russia’s borders in order to somewhat insulate its economy from the inevitable sanctions.

  23. Jokem says:

    ‘Luckily for Russia, it has an experienced leader who witnessed the rape of post-soviet Russia’

    …And who participate in the Rape of pre-Soviet Russia.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
  24. @Jokem

    Your understanding is absolutely correct. I was present in Sevastopol at the time of the referendum to determine the fate of Crimea by the people and it was a most joyous occassion the decision of the people to re-unite with Russia.

  25. @SafeNow

    The reason they stay calm in this instance is that any aggressive move against Ukraine would only solidify the accusations of the same. It has been that way since 2014. Never the less, I guarantee an immediate response should Ukraine try to reclaim Crimea or move into Donbass.

  26. @Jokem

    You are correct again. You have been misled by the media.

  27. Emslander says:

    It’s all about distracting normal Americans from the fraudulent regime. That’s what it’s all about now. The overspending, the open borders, the fat white girl “race” riots and the growing refusal of non-professional sex from decent looking women is about getting American men to forget that they have been cheated of real leadership.

    WWIII will be nothing to those killers of non-perverted social life.

  28. The Book of Revelation warns: “Another came out, a fiery-colored horse, and it was granted to the one seated on it to take peace away from the earth so that they should slaughter one another, and he was given a great sword.” (6:4) This time it will be a world war not only by name. The “great sword” will also be used. Jesus characterized him in this way: “A frightening things both and extraordinary (related to unusual phenomena) from sky powerful will be.” (Luke 21:11) Some ancient manuscripts contain the words “and frosts”. The Aramaic Peshitta: “and will be great frosts”. We call this today “nuclear winter”. In Mark 13:8 there are also words of Jesus: “and disorders” (in the sense of confusion and chaos). The Aramaic Peshitta: “and confusion” (on the state of public order). There will be also significant tremors along the length and breadth of the regions, food shortages and epidemics as a result of using this weapon. All this was to accompany only this war. Jesus stated: “All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matthew 24:8) This war will be the sign of the conclusion of the system of things, and the sign that Jesus’ announcements are beginning to come true. (Mark 13:4, 8, Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition) Others also wrote about this war. (Numbers 24:23, 24; Isaiah 5:24, 25; Daniel 11:29b, 30a)

  29. Derer says:

    Ron Paul is well informed American unlike others. Crimea was administratively assigned to Ukraine from Russia by a Communist diktat (Khrushchev was Ukrainian) within one country in 1954. After defeat of communist yoke the Crimea naturally wanted to return to Russia by a referendum.

    I predict that Russians will annexed East Ukraine as well and US is stupidly pushing them to do it but will lose. East Ukraine is historical Russian land with Russian cities. If Potomac gang wants war, Russia will give it to them with grave consequences for the American people.

  30. @Renoman

    “Only Ukrainians and Americans would be stupid enough to attack Russia.”

    Historically recent attacks on Russia haven’t fared well, Napoleon and Hitler came a cropper.

    I hope we’re not going to see a second Siege Of Sebastopol, with the US and Ukraine filling in for Britain and France while Turkey plays the same role as last time.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  31. Jokem says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Napoleon and Hitler made mistakes. Hitler made a bunch of them. Overconfident arrogant.
    Without those mistakes things might have been different.

  32. Crimea belongs to Ukraine. It was Ukrainian army that did stop the Charge of the Light brigade.
    Oh wait a minute.
    There was no Ukraine army an Cossacks did not have cannons.
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    It was Ukraine army that freed the Russia from Turkish rule.
    Maybe no! I do not know. All this Propaganda is confusing me.

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