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Putting the Russian Ukraine War in Context

category international | anti-war / imperialism | opinion/analysis author Saturday March 05, 2022 02:39author by T Report this post to the editors

The Russian Ukraine war is now is over a week long and for many who are trying to understand what it is all about that is proving difficult. The sheer scale of the relentless propaganda is astounding and the hate that is being encouraged and fueled for all things Russian is frightening. Once again as with the Covid scamdemic the way in which people have lapped up the fear porn and refused to carry out any level of critical thinking is scary.

One thing that is obvious to those who stop and think for a moment is the complete absence of any kind of context and background to the whole thing. We are just being relentlessly push to believe that Putin in Hitler 2.0 and it all hinges on him and that he is evil. There is also outright hate and racism being whipped up and there are many reports of Russian students being booted off their course and various Russians being cancelled. The aim here is to rebalance things a bit and provide that context so that a more informed view can be made of the situation

In short the origins of this war go back to the promises and legal agreements at the end of the Cold War that NATO would not expand Eastward. Hint. It did.

This is basically a rerun of the Cuba missile crisis where after the US placed nuclear missiles in Turkey which was approximately 15 mins flight time to Moscow, that the Soviet Union then decided to retaliate and place missiles in Cuba on the US doorstep. During the resolution of the crisis it was agreed the US would remove the missiles from Turkey if the Russians removed them from Cuba but nobody was to mention the Turkey side of the bargain in public and so they didn't for 30 years.

Today Ukraine had been trying desperately to join NATO and much of the military infrastructure was being integrated into the NATO network. The next step would have been placement of missiles -purely for defense of course. Except, they would have been about 5 mins flight time to Moscow. Whilst flight time of a missile from Russia to the USA would be a good deal longer and this is why the Russians have a strong nuclear sub capability so they can pop up anywhere. Either way, this advantage to the US side would surely tempt some to think a quick first strike on Moscow could mean a nuclear war was winnable.

Whether you believe that was true or legit is irrelevant because the Russians believed it and saw it as an existential problem.

They had been asking nicely for decades now not to do this but they went ahead and did it.

Then you have the neo-nazi coup in Kiev in 2014 which was openly supported by the US & EU and the two separate wars against the newly recognized Eastern republics. And so on it goes. So for those really interested you might want to continue reading at some of these links for background and for daily updates

The Real Backdrop Nobody Will Discuss

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/russia/the-real-backdrop-nobody-will-discuss/

Good for Updates on the evolving situation and background

http://thesaker.is/latest-articles/ -The Saker lots of coverage and in depth analysis going back years

https://www.moonofalabama.org/ Moon Of Alabama website

https://WarOnFakes.com/
https://t.me/s/patricklancasternewstoday Journalist Patrick Lancaster Telegram Channel Reporting In the Donetsk People's Republic covering the Ukraine War
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2022/04/01/introducing-patrick-lancaster-independent-war-correspondent-in-ukraine-reporting-from-mariupol/ Patrick Lancaster, independent war correspondent in Ukraine; reporting from Mariupol

https://sonar21.com/ Superb commentary and analysis from Larry Johnson

Reminiscence of the Future... blog of Russia military expert Andrei Martyanov
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/

Three links to the Odessa massacre carried out by Ukraine neo-nazis in the city of Odessa soon after the coup in 2014.

The Odessa Massacre – What REALLY Happened
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/05/14/the-odessa-massacre-what-really-happened-video/

Burnt alive in Odessa (documentary)
https://thesaker.is/burnt-alive-in-odessa-documentary/

http://thesaker.is/crucial-investigation-into-the-role-of-the-junta-in-the-odessa-massacre-must-read/

Comments by Thierry Meyssan on Russia’s intervention in Ukraine (Video)
https://www.voltairenet.org/article215849.html

Scott Ritter & I Talk Ukraine on Today’s The Critical Hour -Scott Ritter former weapons inspector in Iraq who said the claim of weapons of mass destruction was fake.
https://raymcgovern.com/2022/02/25/scott-ritter-i-talk-ukraine-on-todays-the-critical-hour/

The Land Where History Died, Part 1
https://www.unz.com/article/the-land-where-history-died-part-1/

On the 2014 US initiated Maidan coup in 2014, Ukrainian billionaire oligarch and opposition leader, Petro Porochenko (who later became president), said quite clearly that the plan was to subvert the nation’s constitution and install an unelected, antiRussian government that would deep-six the deal with Moscow:

“From the beginning, I was one of the organizers of the Maidan. My television channel—Channel 5—played a tremendously important role. …On the 11th of December, when we had U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and E.U. diplomat Catherine Ashton in Kyiv, during the night they started to storm the Maidan.”


The ‘Constructive Destruction’ of Russia’s Model of Relations with the West by Alastair Crooke
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/02/27/constructive-destruction-of-russia-model-of-relations-with-west/

Western Silence on NATO-Backed Provocations Leading to War in Ukraine
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/03/11/western-silence-on-nato-backed-provocations-leading-to-war-in-ukraine/

Must See: Scott Ritter on NATO, Too Weak to Face Russia
https://www.algora.com/Algora_blog/2022/02/28/must-see-scott-ritter-on-nato-too-weak-to-face-russia

Has Putin Miscalculated? | With Pepe Escobar | Part 1 & 2 (Update)
http://thesaker.is/has-putin-miscalculated-with-pepe-escobar-part-1-2/

Ukrainian propaganda in conflict with the truth
http://thesaker.is/ukrainian-propaganda-in-conflict-with-the-truth/

Daily Mail finally breaks out of the hysterical propaganda bubble
Putin is NOT crazy and the Russian invasion is NOT failing. The West's delusions about this war - and its failure to understand the enemy - will prevent it from saving Ukraine
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10569141/Putin-NOT-crazy-Russian-invasion-NOT-failing-writes-military-analyst-BILL-ROGGIO.html

Documents expose US biological experiments on allied soldiers in Ukraine and Georgia
http://dilyana.bg/documents-expose-us-biological-experiments-on-allied-soldiers-in-ukraine-and-georgia/
Note: Reports suggest these facilities have now been destroyed



UPDATE: Shock as Daily Mail reports some truth bombs

PETER HITCHENS: One glorious day in Sevastopol 12 years ago, I saw what was coming. That's why I won't join this carnival of hypocrisy https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10581335/PETER-HITCHENS-saw-coming-Thats-wont-join-carnival-hypocrisy.html

“One glorious day in Sevastopol 12 years ago, I saw what was coming. That’s why I won’t join this carnival of hypocrisy ”

“I know that Ukraine’s current government, now treated as if it was almost holy, was brought into being by a mob putsch openly backed by the USA in 2014.”

“I know that the much-admired President Zelensky in February 2021 closed down three opposition TV stations on the grounds of ‘national security’. They went dark that night. I know that the opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk was put under house arrest last year on a charge of treason. Isn’t this the sort of thing Putin does?”

“I know that Ukraine’s army has used severe force against Russian civilians in the Don Basin since 2014.”

“I tire of being told that Nato is purely defensive alliance when we know it bombed Serbia in 1999, incidentally killing civilians, when Serbia had not attacked a Nato member. ”

“I also don’t recall Libya attacking a Nato member before that ‘defensive’ alliance launched the air war on Tripoli which also killed civilians, children included, and turned that country into a cauldron of chaos, benefiting nobody.”

author by Tpublication date Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Pentagon and US media have made the amazing statement that the U.S. has in fact employed a “strategy” of outright lying and making up fake intelligence to ‘combat Russia’

In this report from NBC news:https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/us-using-declassified-intel-fight-info-war-russia-even-intel-isnt-rock-rcna23014 there is this quote

“President Joe Biden later said it publicly. But three U.S. officials told NBC News this week there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine. They said the U.S. released the information to deter Russia from using the banned munitions.”

author by Tpublication date Sat Apr 09, 2022 00:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ukrainian leftist criticizes Western war drive with Russia: US is using Ukraine as ‘cannon fodder’

A left-wing peace activist raised in Ukraine explains how the US government created the crisis, backing two coups in a decade, fueling a devastating civil war, and exploiting his nation as a proxy against Russia.

https://multipolarista.com/2022/03/14/ukrainian-leftist-war-russia-us/

author by Tpublication date Fri Apr 08, 2022 23:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky brought along an Azov Nazi of Greek heritage to his speech to the Greek Parliament on Thursday and all hell broke loose, reports Joe Lauria.
https://consortiumnews.com/2022/04/08/outrage-as-azov-nazi-addresses-greek-parliament/

author by English Anarchistpublication date Mon Mar 28, 2022 15:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What crap Indymedia Ireland are publishing these days! For a start the Ukrainian government and the Ukraine people are NOT neo nazis at all. Only a tiny minority of Ukrainians are neo nazis. Far right parties in Ukraine only won 2 per cent of the votes in the last elections in Ukraine. Indymedia Ireland is also totally ignoring the vast number of war crimes committed by the Russian army against Ukrainian civilians and the mass bombing campaign of the Russian Air Force against civilian targets. And also ignoring the plight of the over three and a half million Ukrainian refugees! It is very clear in this war that Russia is the aggressor not America or NATO. Indymedia Ireland seems to be putting out pro Kremlin propaganda! And as for neo nazis why doesn't Indymedia Ireland expose the links between British neo nazis and the the Loyalist paramilitaries and terrorists in Northern Ireland????

author by No Pasaranpublication date Thu Mar 10, 2022 21:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

These are the people the West and YOUR government and the media are supporting and these are the people using civilians as human shields and not letting them escape out of the cities along humanitarian corridors

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author by Tpublication date Mon Mar 07, 2022 22:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

He never got the memo about following the narrative. Oops!

https://rumble.com/vwkbrv-top-army-colonel-puppet-zelensky-putting-his-people-at-unnecessary-risk-608.html

Caption: TOP ARMY COLONEL: ‘PUPPET’ ZELENSKY PUTTING HIS PEOPLE AT ‘UNNECESSARY RISK’


author by Tpublication date Mon Mar 07, 2022 21:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In addition to supporting the Neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine, the BBC has gone into the education business ….. Here they teach how to throw Molotov Cocktails

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