I’ve long said that President Trump’s greatest accomplishment was keeping the USA out of war with Russia. I still believe that Putin would have ordered the invasion of Ukraine if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election. But now that Biden is the Official Not-President, the neoclowns are desperately attempting to provoke war with Russia again:
Just a few weeks ago I wrote a column entitled “The Ukraine’s Many Ticking Time Bombs” in which I listed a number of developments presenting a major threat to the Ukraine and, in fact, to all the countries of the region. In this short time the situation has deteriorated rather dramatically. I will therefore begin with a short recap of what is happening.First, the Ukrainian government and parliament have, for all practical purposes, declared the Minsk Agreements as dead. Truth be told, these agreements were stillborn, but as long as everybody pretended that there was still a chance for some kind of negotiated solution, they served as a “war retardant”. Now that this retardant has been removed, the situation becomes far more explosive than before.The issue of the Minsk Agreements brought to the fore the truly breathtaking hypocrisy of the West: even though Russia never was a party of these agreements (Russia signed them as a guarantor, not as a party), the West chose to blame Russia for “not implementing” these agreements, that in spite of the fact that everybody knew that it was the Ukraine which, for fear of the various Neonazis movements, simply could not implement these agreements. This kind of “in your face” hypocrisy by the West had a tremendous impact on the internal Russian political scene which, in turn, greatly strengthened the position of those in Russia who never believed that a negotiated solution was possible in the first place. In that sense, these agreements represented a major victory for the Kremlin as it forced the West to show the full depth of its moral depravity.Second, it is pretty obvious that the “Biden” administration is a who’s who of all the worst russophobes of the Obama era: Nuland, Psaki, and the rest of them are openly saying that they want to increase the confrontation with Russia. Even the newcomers, say like Ned Price, are clearly rabid russophobes. The folks in Kiev immediately understood that their bad old masters were back in the White House and they are now also adapting their language to this new (well, not really) reality.Finally, and most ominously, there are clear signs that the Ukrainian military is moving heavy forces towards the line of contact.
The Saker isn’t the only one seeing the signs. And while this isn’t a war that the US can hope to win, what it will do is tie the US military down and give China a free hand in the South China Sea. And while you might wonder what good that will do the neoclowns, don’t forget that while they are experts at subversion, their historical military record is one of defeat followed by defeat followed by catastrophic defeat.
Hate is not a strategy.