The Party of Chaos Blows Its Cover - Ukraine Conflict Updates

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Ukraine Conflict Daily Updates, Institute for the Study of War.

 

The Rocks Of War, Z Man, 27 May 2022.

New Developments on the Ukraine Front: A French Military Expert Explains Ukraine, a Story You Will Never Hear from the Presstitutes, and the New York Times Abandons Its Demand for Victory Over Russia, by Paul Craig Roberts, Burning Platform, 26 May 2022.

NATO vs Russia: What Happens Next, by Pepe Escobar, Unz Review, 26 May 2022.

Let’s Talk Game Changers in Ukraine and the Future, Gateway Pundit, 26 May 2022.

Photo: Nina Jankowicz works in a press room at Volodymyr Zelenskyy's campaign headquarters on March 31, 2019, in Kyiv, Ukraine

'Russia Started the War' and Other Fallacies, by Mike Whitney, Unz Review, 10 May 2022:

The western media is also being used as a weapon against Russia. For example, Russia has been universally blamed for starting the war, but Russia did not start the war and everyone on the Security Council knows it. Ukraine started the war, and the Observer Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has collected evidence to prove it....

You can see that by the time Putin invaded Ukraine, the war had already begun. The shelling of ethnic Russians had already intensified by many orders of magnitude. People were being slaughtered in droves, and tens of thousands of refugees were fleeing across the border into Russia. And, all of this had been going on since the 16th of February, a full week before Russia crossed the border....

Finally, it should be clear by now, that the war in Ukraine was planned long before the Russian invasion. At every turn, Washington has orchestrated the provocations that were designed to lure Russia into Ukraine, drain its resources and, thus, remove a major obstacle to US strategic objectives in Central Asia....

Washington knows that it will not be able to encircle and control China’s explosive growth, unless it crushes Russia first. That is why it has embarked on such a reckless strategy that could end in an unprecedented catastrophe. Our miscreant leaders believe that preserving their grip on global power is worth the risk of nuclear annihilation.

Why Funding Ukraine Is Just Dead Wrong, Revolver, 13 May 2022.

The Real Reason Behind The EU's Drive To Embargo Russian Oil, by Tom Luongo, ZeroHedge, 13 May 2022:

... What is clear to any serious observer of EU politics is that they are not interested in what their people have to say or want.... The bigger Davos plan of destroying the old global order to Build it Back Better, where they own everything and you will own nothing and like it or else, is the script....

Zelensky & World War III, by Martin Armstrong, Burning Platform, May 2022.

No, it's NOT "fake news." It's Nazi propaganda. Someone who's over there demolishes three whopping lies about "Ukraine," with visual evidence beyond dispute, by Mark Crispin Miller, 4 May 2022.

Oliver Stone thinks Neocons will detonate a false flag in Ukraine and blame it on Putin, 3 May 2022.

The collapse of Russia will be the beginning of the end of the West - Having lost Russia, the West will lose the powerful natural barrier that separates it from the hostile East, and will significantly strengthen both the Chinese empire and world Islam, by Alexander Maistrovoy, Canada Free Press, 30 April 2022.

Video: Sen. Daines: Ukraine warzone ‘a sight I hope no one has to ever see in their lifetime’, OAN, 30 April 2022.

The War in Ukraine Is Really About U.S. Pursuing Regime Change in Russia, Strategic Culture, 14 April 2022.

What’s Really at Stake in Ukraine, by Greg Johnson, Counter-Currents Publishing, 9 April 2022:

... First, some Russians see this as a war against Communism, plain and simple: the Communism of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics and their foreign antifa fighters. They associate Communism with terror, death, and rule by scum. They don’t wish to submit to that....

When Russian ethnonationalists complain about being displaced by Muslim immigrants from the post-Soviet “Stans,” the elites feel threatened. Like Western elites, Russia’s rulers feel more secure if they can dilute the Russian majority with outsiders....

Russia’s military is just as wedded to “diversity, equity, and inclusion” propaganda as the Western military....

The Ukraine war is a conflict between Russia, a multiracial empire with an aggressive multicultural ideology, and Ukraine, the homeland of the Ukrainian people. This conflict, in one form or another, has existed since the seventeenth century....

Russia has also vowed to “de-Nazify” Ukraine, which means destroying its national self-consciousness — basically anything that would prevent the Ukrainians who survive from being assimilated by Russia and disappearing from the pages of history. This is simply cultural genocide.

Big Arrow War - a primer, by Scott Ritter, 29 March 2022.

Biden Confirms Why the US Needed This War, Consortium News, 28 March 2022:

The U.S. got its war in Ukraine. Without it, Washington could not attempt to destroy Russia's economy, orchestrate worldwide condemnation and lead an insurgency to bleed Russia, all part of an attempt to bring down its government....

It was the second time that Biden confirmed that the purpose of the draconian U.S. sanctions on Russia was never to prevent the invasion of Ukraine, which the U.S. desperately needed to activate its plans, but to punish Russia and get its people to rise up against Putin and ultimately restore a Yeltsin-like puppet to Moscow....

Why Staggering Casualties Have Russia in Dire Straits, American Spectator, 24 March 2022.

Foreign Policy Expert Jeff Nyquist Warns: Do Not Fall For Russian Propaganda, RAIR Foundation, 24 March 2022:

Also see: Video: Interview with Jeff Nyquist: A worthy video with another perspective on Russia and the world, Ocean State Current, 18 March 2019, posted on Vlad Tepes blog. The last 5 minutes are particularly interesting.

Larry C. Johnson: "The Ukrainian Army Has Been Defeated. What's Left Is Mop-Up", by Mike Whitney, Unz Review, 21 March 2022:

... Ukraine’s ability to launch significant military operations had been eliminated.... The scale and scope of the Russian attack is remarkable. They captured territory in three weeks that is larger than the land mass of the United Kingdom....

Why is the media trying to convince the Ukrainian people that they can prevail in their war against Russia?... Rather than do real reporting, the vast majority of the media (print and electronic) as well as Big Tech are supporting a massive propaganda campaign....

NATO and Washington, believed they could continue to creep east on Russia’s borders without provoking a reaction...

And this attempt to coerce Russia with sanctions has now made it very likely that the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency will show up in the dustbin of history....

I think Putin’s demands are quite reasonable. The problem is that 99% of Americans have no idea of the kind of military provocation that NATO and the U.S. have carried out over the last 7 years. The public was always told the military exercises were "defensive." That simply is not true. Now we have news that DTRA was funding biolabs in Ukraine. I guess Putin could agree to allow U.S. nuclear missile systems in Poland and Romania if Biden agrees to allow comparable Russian systems to be deployed in Cuba, Venezuela and Mexico. When we look at it in those terms we can begin to understand that Putin's demands are not crazy nor unreasonable....

Putin has sent a very clear message—NATO forces in Ukraine will be viewed and treated as combatants. Period....

Twice in a Century: Russia Faces a War of Annihilation, by Mike Whitney, Unz Review, 13 March 2022:

... Ukraine does not have the right to do whatever it wants on its own territory. Ukraine and more than 50 other countries signed treaties ("at the OSCE summits in Istanbul in 1999 and in Astana in 2010") agreeing that they would not strengthen their own security at the expense of other’s security....

Russia's sole objective is to end the existential crisis that was created by Washington. It was Washington that encouraged NATO to pump Ukraine full of lethal weapons. It was Washington that provided arms for the far-right extremists that were threatening ethnic Russians in east Ukraine. It was Washington that coaxed Ukrainian President Zelensky to jettison Minsk and to publicly support the development of nuclear weapons. It was Washington that launched the coup in 2014 that deposed the democratically-elected president and replaced him with a US-puppet. And, it was Washington that has done everything in its power to isolate and demonize Russia following provocations that were entirely of its own making....

It shows that Uncle Sam is trying to destroy Russia so he can project power into Central Asia and maintain Washington's grip on global power. Who is going control the most populous and prosperous region of the next century, Asia? That's the question that guides Washington’s actions in Ukraine....

10 Signs the War in Ukraine is part of the Great Reset. Off-Guardian, 14 March 2022.

Putin’s Best-Laid Plans, by Steve Sailer, Taki's Magazine, 16 March 2022.

What’s Really Happening in Ukraine?, by J. Wesley Bush, American Spectator, 18 March 2022.

We Must Now Learn The Lesson Of 1914, Not The Lesson Of 1938, by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, 19 March 2022.

NATO Expansion And The Ukraine War, ZeroHedge, 9 March 2022.

Military and nuclear bases in Europe and Russia Ethno linguistic map of Ukraine

 

A Proposed Solution to the Ukraine War, Consortium News, 7 March 2022:

Perhaps the greatest danger lies in the difference of motives between parties, which is also the fundamental cause of this war: Russia seeks security, while the U.S. and its NATO allies have been using Ukraine to deny that security — to "break Russia," in Henry Kissinger’s 2015 phrase . The U.S. does not want peace, unless it be the peace of a conquered Russia. That is why there is no obvious end to the escalations and counter-escalations. The U.S. and NATO see opportunity in the war they have been trying so hard to provoke.

The tragedy is that few people seem to understand that at the root of the Ukraine crisis is a specific strategy known as the Wolfowitz Doctrine... "Our first objective," stated the document, "is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival [to the United States],"... The Wolfowitz Doctrine triggered the post-Cold War use of NATO as an instrument of bloody aggression against Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya...

An end to the invasion and war in Ukraine can only be guaranteed if Russia’s security is itself guaranteed. Security is largely indivisible. Security for one state requires security for others. This is a core principle of European security which Russia rightly insists upon. The U.S. should honor that. The fundamental cause of the current conflict is the desire of the U.S. to weaken or "break" Russia.
Human rights, including the right of political self-determination, are pillars of Western values and institutions. The government of Ukraine has denied human rights and political self-determination to the peoples of the Donbass...

What the Study Group Wants

1. We want a negotiated peace at the earliest possible time...

2. Weapons should not be provided to civilian individuals, gangs, criminals, children, and "stay-behind," guerrilla, or Volkssturmgroups...

4. All economic sanctions – which hurt ordinary citizens more than elites – should be lifted...

5. We want measured, just, de jure de-nazification of the Ukrainian government and laws.

6. The independence of the Donbass region within pre-conflict administrative boundaries should be accepted by all peace organizations and states...

10. Ukraine should not be allowed to join NATO...

11. NATO should disband...

12. The U.S. and the five states that host U.S. nuclear weapons should, jointly or individually, end nuclear hosting arrangements, as well as end the training of non-U.S. pilots in nuclear weapons use and the prospective use of non-U.S. dual-capable aircraft for nuclear missions...

A Complete Summary Of All Russia Sanctions And Developments, ZeroHedge, 6 March 2022.

Here are the Documents the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Scrubbed on ‘Biological Threat Reduction’ Labs, Trending Politics, 7 March 2022.

What is Russia to Us?, by Angelo Codevilla, American Mind, 5 March, 2022.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy... Yes, Really, by Alexandra Bruce, Forbidden Knowledge TV / Lew Rockwell, 5 March 2022.

Ukraine Is Waging a 'People's War' Against Russia: How Will It End?, by Phillip Karber, 1945, 5 March 2022:

It seems that Putin has three fundamental options (with a host of variance in between):

- Option 1, stay on the current path with a methodical, extended war against Ukraine.

- Option 2, escalate with the use of a low-yield battlefield tactical nuclear weapons and chemical attacks on urban resistance.

- Option 3, at some point offer a seize fire with the following conditions; regime change in Ukraine to include a friendly coalition government, demilitarization of Ukraine or at least two thirds of it and cessation of sanctions in return for returning his forces to Russian territory...

The Man Who Sold Ukraine, by Mike Whitney, Unz Review, 4 March 2022.

Russia Ukraine 2: the World Order Has Changed, by Patrick Armstrong, Unz Review, 4 March 2022.

How Russia Will Counterpunch the U.S./EU Declaration of War, by Pepe Escobar, Unz Review, 4 March 2022:

One of the key underlying themes of the Russia/Ukraine/NATO matrix is that the Empire of Lies (copyright Putin) has been rattled to the core by the combined ability of Russian hypersonic missiles and a defensive shield capable of blocking incoming nuclear missiles from the West, thereby ending Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.)

This has led the Americans to nearly risk a hot war to be able to place hypersonic missiles that they still don’t have on Ukraine’s western borders, and so be within three minutes of Moscow. For that, of course, they need Ukraine, as well as Poland and Romania in Eastern Europe.

In Ukraine, the Americans are determined to fight to the last European soul – if that’s what it takes. This may be the last roll of the (nuclear) dice. Thus the next-to-last gasp at coercing Russia into submission by using the remaining, workable American weapon of mass destruction: SWIFT.

Yet this weapon can be easily neutralized by rapid adoption of self-sufficiency....

Russian Embassy: 'America is Filling Ukraine with Biolabs', by Amy Mek, RAIR Foundation, 3 March 2022.

Video: Very Interesting 15 Minute Interview with Sergei Glaziev - Advisor to President Putin, 2014.

Colonel Doug Macgregor explains the Ukraine situation on Tucker Carlson, 2 March 2022:

 

Russia's Ukraine invasion may have been preventable - The U.S. refused to reconsider Ukraine's NATO status as Putin threatened war. Experts say that was a huge mistake, MSNBC, 1 March 2022:

"The choice that we faced in Ukraine — and I'm using the past tense there intentionally — was whether Russia exercised a veto over NATO involvement in Ukraine on the negotiating table or on the battlefield," said George Beebe, a former director of Russia analysis at the CIA and special adviser on Russia to former Vice President Dick Cheney. "And we elected to make sure that the veto was exercised on the battlefield, hoping that either Putin would stay his hand or that the military operation would fail."...

Mearsheimer also warned that... Ukraine's pseudo-membership status was going to bait Moscow and result in catastrophe. 'The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path, and the end result is Ukraine is going to get wrecked,' he said in a lecture. [See above videos.]

Russia has grown concerned again about Ukraine for a number of reasons. Analysts like [Anatol] Lieven [senior research fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and the author of 'Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry,'] and [George] Beebe [former director of Russia analysis at the CIA and special adviser on Russia to former Vice President Dick Cheney] point out that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has taken a number of sharp measures to eradicate Russian influence in Ukraine recently by doing things like banning the use of Russian language in schools and state institutions, shutting down Kremlin-linked television stations and arresting some of the most prominent Russo-sympathetic leaders in the country - all while cooperating on the ground with NATO. Russia read this as a sign that Kyiv was throwing its lot in with the U.S. and the prospect of an agreement ensuring autonomy for the separatist-held Donbas region, crucial to Russia's plan to thwart Ukraine's NATO entry, might be dead....

The U.S. may want to be the only great power in the world, free to expand its hegemony with impunity, but it is not. Refusing to see this is dangerous for us all....

Did We Provoke Putin's War in Ukraine?, by Patrick J. Buchanan, Lew Rockwell, 1 March 2022.

How the U.S. Started a Cold War with Russia and Left Ukraine to Fight It, by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Global Research, 28 February 2022:

... In the larger context though, Ukraine has become an unwitting victim and proxy in the resurgent U.S. Cold War against Russia and China, in which the United States has surrounded both countries with military forces and offensive weapons, withdrawn from a whole series of arms control treaties, and refused to negotiate resolutions to rational security concerns raised by Russia.

In December 2021, after a summit between Presidents Biden and Putin, Russia submitted a draft proposal for a new mutual security treaty between Russia and NATO, with 9 articles to be negotiated. They represented a reasonable basis for a serious exchange. The most pertinent to the crisis in Ukraine was simply to agree that NATO would not accept Ukraine as a new member... But the Biden administration brushed off Russia's entire proposal as a nonstarter, not even a basis for negotiations....

At the end of the Cold War, the Warsaw Pact, NATO's Eastern European counterpart, was dissolved, and NATO should have been as well, since it had achieved the purpose it was built to serve. Instead, NATO has lived on as a dangerous, out-of-control military alliance dedicated mainly to expanding its sphere of operations and justifying its own existence. It has expanded from 16 countries in 1991 to a total of 30 countries today, incorporating most of Eastern Europe, at the same time as it has committed aggression, bombings of civilians and other war crimes.

In 1999, NATO launched an illegal war to militarily carve out an independent Kosovo from the remnants of Yugoslavia...

Far from the North Atlantic, NATO joined the United States in its 20-year war in Afghanistan, and then attacked and destroyed Libya in 2011, leaving behind a failed state, a continuing refugee crisis and violence and chaos across the region.

In 1991, as part of a Soviet agreement to accept the reunification of East and West Germany, Western leaders assured their Soviet counterparts that they would not expand NATO any closer to Russia than the border of a united Germany....

U.S. nuclear weapons are now based in five NATO countries in Europe: Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Turkey, while France and the U.K. already have their own nuclear arsenals. U.S. "missile defense" systems, which could be converted to fire offensive nuclear missiles, are based in Poland and Romania, including at a base in Poland only 100 miles from the Russian border....

Lastly, as Americans condemn Russia's aggression, it would be the epitome of hypocrisy to forget or ignore the many recent wars in which the United States and its allies have been the aggressors: in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti,Somalia, Palestine, Pakistan, Libya, Syria and Yemen....

Biden and our European allies closed every off-ramp for Russia while misleading Ukraine into thinking we would defend it, Federalist, 26 February 2022.

Perhaps there is a deeper layer to the conflict that the mainstream media is not covering: US Bioweapon Labs in Ukraine, What will Russia Find?, Veterans Today, 24 February 2022.

Putin Ushers In The New Geopolitical Game Board, by Tom Luongo, Zero Hedge, 24 February 2022:

Less than a day after Russia wiped out both Ukraine's military power and political architecture, President Sundowner confirmed that all the West's threats were as empty as the heads of the Millennials running the propaganda desk at the State Dept....

Cutting Russia out of SWIFT would mean the end of the EU as anyone has known it or wishes it could be in the future. It would mean the end of the petrodollar system.

Russia is too systemically important to the global commodity trade that goes far beyond energy. It supplies not only the marginal barrel of oil and BTU of natural gas, but pound of nickel, palladium, titanium, enriched uranium and tungsten. It's a major supplier of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, potash, and urea.

Do this and Europe not only freezes to death with their three days of gas reserves but starves once the global food supply is disrupted. Do this and Biden enters the mid-terms with $8/gallon gas, and 20% real inflation....

The game has changed because the rules have changed. It's no longer a game of rhetorical chicken and virtue signaling....

We now have to come to terms with this new game. It's a game where the rules will be far more equitable because the unthinkable alternatives are no longer theoretical, they are real....

Ukraine Isn't WW2 or WW3 - It's WW1 - Does the United States want the job of keeping neighbor from invading neighbor around the world?, by Daniel Greenfield, 28 February 2022:

... Biden has been the best thing to happen to Europe. Much as Obama demonstrated to American allies in the Middle East that they were on their own against Iran, Biden did the same to Europe. In response, Germany may actually properly fund national defense and other European nations are starting to take national defense seriously....

We have done our part. And it should not be our job to police nationalist conflicts that are regional, not global, in scope....

The Crowded Road to Kyiv, by Victor Davis Hanson, 27 February 2022.

 

NATO expansion 1990 to 2019

 

How We Got Here With Russia: The Kremlin's Worldview, by Nataliya Bugayova, Institute for the Study of War, 29 February 2022. Read the full report: How We Got Here With Russia: The Kremlin's Worldview.

The Kremlin's increasingly assertive foreign policy, including its illegal occupation of Crimea in 2014 and its intervention in Syria in 2015, came unexpectedly to many in the West. These events were nonetheless mere extensions of the worldview held by Russian President Vladimir Putin. This worldview was built on more than two decades of compounded dissatisfaction with the West as well as Putin's cumulative experiences in his ongoing global campaigns to achieve his core objectives: the preservation of his regime, the end of American hegemony, and the reinstatement of Russia as a global power. Some of these ambitions were tamed, and others expedited, by external events, yet their core has remained the same and often at odds with the West. The U.S. believed that a brief period of non-assertive foreign policy from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s had become the new norm for Russia. This period was not the norm but an anomaly. Putin's foreign policy has always been assertive, similar to Russia's historic foreign policy. The U.S. may thus find itself once again surprised by Putin.

Ukraine's Deadly Gamble - By tying itself to a reckless and dangerous America, the Ukrainians made a blunder that client states will study for years, by Lee Smith, Tablet, 25 February 2022:

A buffer state had staked its future on a distant power that had simply seen it as an instrument to annoy its powerful neighbor with no attachment to any larger strategic concept that it was willing to support.

The Party of Chaos Blows Its Cover, by Jim Kunstler, Burning Platform, 25 February 2022:

It is fair to say that the "Joe Biden" government dearly wanted a Russian invasion of Ukraine in order to divert attention from the "Joe Biden" government's war on its own people in the United States.... And the situation was aggravated by the deliberate negotiation-unworthiness (Russian term) of "Joe Biden" and Company, who refused to discuss the chief issue between the US and Russia, namely, the dishonest effort, in violation of written agreements dating from 1990, to enlist Ukraine in NATO, and thereby to place missiles on Russia's border. The US disallowed something very similar in 1962, when the old USSR tried to put missiles in Cuba.

You are also seeing payback for the Maidan color revolution of 2014, engineered by John Kerry's State Department and John Brennan's CIA. We have been managing Ukraine backstage since then and, alas for that poor country, quite deceitfully....

... first let's be clear about what "Joe Biden" & Co. seek to divert public attention from: the complete implosion of all the narratives that support the "Joe Biden" regime — and the campaign against Western Civ more generally by the sinister likes of Klaus Schwab and his global gang of Great Re-setters, including Bill Gates, George Soros, and many actors in America's own Deep State.

The Covid-19 story is blowing up, and in a very ugly way for the American people. The news is finally wriggling free of our combined news media / social media censorship machine and that news is as follows: Covid-19 was a trip laid on the world to get rid of the irascible Mr. Trump and usher-in a system of digital social controls. The mRNA "vaccines" were all patented and ready to go before the virus even took off. The mRNA "vaccines" turned out to be ineffective and arguably more damaging than the Covid-19 virus...

The blow-up of the Covid-19 story will come to horrify even those Americans hypnotically locked into mass formation...

Then there is the 2020 election narrative: that it was the fairest and most error-free contest in our history. The evidence that the opposite is true waits in several states...

Russia's ultimate interest in this matter is to stabilize its border.

We in the USA perhaps can't appreciate that because our current government shows no interest in stabilizing our own border. (We will in the future, when the Party of Chaos is swept out of power.)...

Why I blame the arrogant, foolish West: Our response to this crisis in Ukraine has been to react with mistrust and abuse, and with blatant attempts to worsen the situation, by Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail, 23 February 2022:

In hints, in pleas, in public speeches and private approaches, Russia has begged us for years to show it the most basic respect.

Our response has been to react with mistrust and abuse, and with blatant attempts to worsen the situation in Ukraine and Georgia, two incredibly dangerous flashpoints where real war might all too easily begin.

Having been there when everything was possible, on that Moscow summer's day in 1991, I cannot forgive or forget this great missed opportunity to bring Russia into the free and lawful world.

And I think the peoples of the West should think very carefully before they follow the path to a new and bitter division of Europe.

It is wholly avoidable. It gains us nothing. And it might lose us everything.

Professor John Mearsheimer: The Situation in Russia and Ukraine, King's Politics, 21 February 2022:

Video: Why is Ukraine the West's Fault? by John Mearsheimer, 25 September 2015:

Is Vladimir Putin Right? Vladimir Putin insists that the West cheated Russia by expanding NATO eastward following the end of the Cold War. Is there anything to his claims? The short answer: It's complicated, by Klaus Wiegrefe, Spiegel International, 15 February 2022.

Video: The Left Thrives on Chaos and Destroys Everything it Touches, by Dennis Prager, PragerU / OAN, 20 October 2021.

 

Maps of Ukraine, World Atlas.

Ukraine Conflict Daily Updates, Institute for the Study of War.