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The drums of war beat louder

My forebodings/predictions about the Kremlin’s limited go-slow war in Ukraine are proving correct. Putin and Russia are demonized. Unprecedented sanctions amounting to piracy and theft have been imposed on Russia. The US and Europe are joining the war as de facto combatants. More countries are joining NATO with the result being the prospect of more US missile bases on Russia’s borders.

Published: May 13, 2022, 1:38 pm

    The Western media controls the narrative, which is Russia is losing and can be defeated with more many billions of dollars from the US and more weapons that enrich the US military/security complex. Why any Russian government would expose itself to this and so many chances for miscalculation that ends in WW III is a mystery. What did the Kremlin imagine it was achieving by creating a situation that exposed Russia to many months of war propaganda, punishment, and Western preparations for wider war?

    What peace needed was a quick decisive Russian victory that demonstrated extraordinary military power that completely stopped any further Western provocations of Russia. But the Kremlin was too liberal-minded to do what was neccessary. Consequently the Kremlin made a strategic error, dropped the ball and has failed to protect Russia from provocations that are leading to WW III.

    Instead, the Kremlin filled with liberal delusions long discarded in the West decided to show a good side by limiting itself to the rescue of the Donbass Russians. This gave the West all it needed to present Russia as a military incompetent upstart. Among the Kremlin’s errors, the Kremlin overlooked that Ukraine’s distress from the limited Russian intervention created an opportunity for Poland to claim former Polish territories in western Ukraine where there are no Russian troops engaged. It is possible that the Polish government, disinformed by Western media’s picture of Russian military failure in Ukraine, will occupy western Ukraine as preparation to reclaiming it as Russia did Crimea and now Donbass. As Russia will have eastern and southern Ukraine, the country could simply disappear as Poland resurrects greater Poland. In its history, Ukraine has either been part of Poland’s empire or part of Russia.

    If Poland moves into western Ukraine as it is tempted to do, opportunities for Polish-Russian conflict arise. As Poland is a NATO member, Washington has given Poland, as the British government did with World War II’s “Polish Guarantee,” the power to start a world war.

    The Polish government has a penchant for emotional decisons, not responsible decisions. Just as the Polish military dictatorship thought the “British Guarantee” protected them, causing them to spurn Hitler’s demand for the return of German territory stripped from Germany in the Versailles Treaty despite President Wilson’s “guarantee” of no territorial losses, the Polish government thinks today that NATO membership protects Poland from Russian retaliation.

    The government in Warsaw does not comprehend that the “NATO Guarantee” is worth no more than the British Government’s guarantee that launched WW II.

    The governments that comprise the Western World have given Poland, once again, the decision whether there is to be a World War.

    This deplorable and unsettling fact stares us in the face, but no Western media, not even online media, acknowledges it.

    The situation that exists today is that either Russia and China must accept US hegemony or the neoconservatives will push Russia and China into war with the West. The hegemonic ambition of the neoconservatives is inconsistent with a peaceful world.

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    • Paul. You miss the great diversion – Iran. NATO troops are headed to Iran. That’s why they will never have boots on the ground in Ukraine.

    • Padraigin Eagle

      Siener the seer: ”When the ice melts’, Russia will make its next big move”: All going according to plan, war across most every land, the stage is set, theatre it be, the small hats watering that Protocol tree, divide and rule their golden tool, but then only for those of us who well see!

    • liberman

      1. ‘special’ is a military code-word for intelligence-gathering, in this case finding where NATO placed which invasion troops into Russia and then neutralizing it in due course:
      1.1 Mariupol vs. Rostov (like Liz Truss noted Feb.9th ’22 in the Kremlin)
      1.2 Kharkov vs. Voronezh (like Liz Truss noted Feb.9th ’22 in the Kremlin) also Belgorod and Kursk.
      1.3 Donbas, having murdered 13,000 Russian civilians there for 8 years since the CIA putsch.
      1.4 Kiev-Chernobyl-Chernikhiv vs. Kursk: a tank army, which was defused already in the first week.
      2. Russia took a gradual and measured path in order to:
      2.1 Find the enemy = NATO.
      2.2 Kill the enemy = Denazify.
      2.3 Learn tactical lessons about weapons and tactics.
      2.4 Keep the conflict to a minimum.
      3. The astounding outcome is the fact that the Ukraine is nothing more than a thin charade to NATO having become a reincarnation of the EIC (East-Indies Company) since no later than August 1990. NATO’s temper tantrums signal the death-throws of the Petro-ICE (fuel car) Feudal-Cast World Order which persists since antiquity and which lost its last major slave-dominion between 2000 and 2008, when China came of age in production and consumption.
      4. China is now free to conquer and inherit the Pacific arena down to NZ
      and perhaps also the Americas, the Middle-East and Africa.
      5. Never have so few (DNC) lost so much (the world), and so quickly.

    • Nickelthrower

      Here is why you are 100% wrong.

      Go slow has allowed NATO to funnel weapons and munitions into Ukraine so as to be captured or destroyed. The amount of munitions captured by Russian forces is staggering. By going slow, the West depletes its strategic reserves of oil. Russian reserves are at 100%.

      The Ruble is now the strongest it has been in years with the Ruble being the best performing currency world wide. Russia has increased trade with China by 38% and it certainly looks like China is taking sides in this conflict and it isn’t our side. Oh yeah, all those munitions we gave away can not be replaced without parts made in China.

      France has announced that it has enough munitions to sustain combat operations for 3 days. Germany has only 120 working 40-year-old tanks to bring to the fight. Great Britain can bring a whopping 200 or so tanks to the fight.

    • pharmerdavid

      Alexander Hamilton’s picture behind PCR is telling – Hamilton was Washington’s “handler” during his presidency, until they murdered him with poison after his usefulness as used up. Everything PCR says is for effect, he is controlled opposition, who considers Ronald Reagon a great president…..!

    • Frank Frivilous

      Not to concerned with the Russians ability to consolidate gains in the Ukraine right now. The Europeans cannot go toe to toe with the Russians and they know it. The real danger is in the east with China and Taiwan. The CCP is collapsing economically and they need a war to distract their people.


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