Everyone should know by now that the entire Ukraine - Russia food fight (in the MSM) is definitely not about freedom, democracy, or any other supposed American value. It’s about empire and aggressive propagation of Progressive values. Western aggression is fueled in significant part by Sorosian Globalist antipathy for traditional Western values, which Putin, sincerely or not, espouses—but which modern America definitely does not espouse. Current America ain’t your mother’s America.
Clearly Putins teams have been working behind the scenes for a while. After Putin signed the docs recognizing Donetsk and Luhansk, he was invited* as the peacekeeping entity. The MSM has completely ignored this, and the reality is that Ukraine has been shelling the people in both these regions for quite some time.
This was really a masterstroke by Putins regime, and a disaster for the Ukrainian regime installed by O'Biden. Side note: is this another major US intelligence failure, or flat out incompetence? Biden got bitch beat, again.
If other repoerts out of Munich are accurate, the morons running the EU as Davos' puppets partly drove this by signalling Nordstream 2 off the table.
So this is also a potential disaster for Germany especially because they simply don't have the fuel without some other source...
Obama and Biden strike again!
"the Russian threat I see is they are against globalism that the US and the rest of the "free world" are seeking."
because they can see that globalism is a scheme to subject the rest of the world to the will of the already super rich elite.
Hey I'm no Putin supporter and I spent many years fighting the cold war. But the Russian threat I see is they are against globalism that the US and the rest of the "free world" are seeking. Just look at Russia, pretty much declaring an end to the Pandemic. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/covid-19-pandemic-may-end-in-2022-says-who-russia-representative-122022101087_1.html While Russia's response was the same as the rest of the world early on, they did not pursue more draconian job firing measures and the Russian people rejected any vaccine passport sillyness. (At least from what I see from Internet research.) The globalist see the Pandemic as a pathway to the reset where there is one world government and citizens do as they are told. The Russians are not on board and therefore are the enemy. Seems the Chinese are on board though.
It’s strange where the US focuses on. Why Ukraine?
Congo has had an ongoing civil war with deaths in the millions. It’s ignored. Huge amount of killings of Christian’s, ignored. What is happening to the Sunnis in Syria, ignored. And ignoring the one sided economic loans China is doing to get resources.
I find it hard to impossible that they can get away with this amount of gas(!)lighting.
Biden Says Defending “Freedom” for Ukraine will Mean Higher Gas Prices
Biden Ignores All Questions From Reporters on Putin-Ukraine After Showing Up Over an Hour Late for Remarks
Listened to Joe Rogan’s interview of Maajid Nawaz earlier today. He has some interesting observations about consistency and our (US) and UK etc foreign policy in light of domestic stands. (And much more, of course.) Not sure I fully agree, But in light of covid and current global issues all this is a really important, needed analysis and debate, as you said, Mark.
Alex gets American values:
Understanding white rage
So, yeah, Vladimir Putin has apparently decided he can live with Joy Behar being mad at him…
In happier news, our newly transgender-friendly force has DEFINITELY been focusing on the right issues since Uncle Joe took over!
Fresh out of West Point and exquisitely trained in understanding white rage, butter bars of all genders will be very ready to bring their peacemaking and community building skills to bear against this white-on-white violence!
Woke militaries throw fear in the hearts of their enemies.
Stop laughing. You’re destroying my safe space.
Okay, that’s it. I’m sending you to a seminar on intersectionality.
I resisted the empire label for a long time, making various arguments and excuses along the way.
But seeing Trump's rational foreign policy approach vilified and expelled by the oligarchy forced me to view things in a different light. America's government moves among the nations, devouring crushing and trampling as it goes, in pursuit of 'stability' not at all for the benefit of its citizens but rather to enrich its donors.
Call it whatever you will, but its clear now that those who benefit from this global order are willing to trample the domestic tranquility in order to maintain it.
Our totally feckless President whom I refer to as Иосеф Столен (Josef Stolen if you don't do Cyrillic), and his entire administration are a corrupt oligarchy, absolute hypocrites to criticize any other nation for any reason.
Nice piece, Mark, thank you.
Yeah, we used to say Iraq was corrupt, but the Iraqis assured us there was no country more corrupt than Afghanistan.
News flash, and I grieve this insight, the Number One, numero uno corrupt country in the world is America.
Petty corruption, not so much (e.g. cops taking bribes for no ticket, etc)
No, I'm talking about billion dollar corruption. Hell, Ukraine was just one big maytag for laundering tax dollar foreign aid back to congressmen, senators, and many, MANY, others. Ukraine may have had issues, America: "hold my beer, and will show you how this is really done.". 20% of our uranium to Russia?!
Glenn Greenwald, after a brief hiatus, has a good piece touching on some of your thoughts and more. Well recommended:
re the growing Ukraine cesspool: It seems that every generation or two Europe blows up. Can America just skip the latest iteration? We don't need no stinking empire.
You are in fine form on this one Mark, well done and thank you.