By Colonel, Larry Kaifesh, USMC ret.
“The United States and its allies are responsible for this crisis [Ukraine], not Putin and the Russians.” ~Professor John Mearsheimer University of Chicago
We are in the age of false narratives that bring on crisis after crisis, resulting in the expansion of government encroaching on every aspect of our lives and liberties. Just in the last five years we experienced the tyranny of false narratives on Russian Collusion, Fair Elections, Insurrections, a virus and now a war in Ukraine.
If we learned anything in the last two years, it should be that our Western Governments lie and attack truth and transparency at every level, so they can usher in their oppressive and controlling New World Order.
Let’s be clear, if the United States told Putin and Russia, they were going to leave Ukraine to be a neutral country, there would be no conflict in Ukraine today.
Instead, the United States has promoted the following three dimensions since the fall of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing a military response by Russia:
I. NATO Expansion to include Ukraine
II. EU Expansion to include Ukraine
III. Color Revolution (Orange) promoting a liberal democracy in Ukraine
Since 2008 the United States and its allies have been trying to turn Ukraine into a Western Bulwark on the Russian border.
When the Soviet Union was caught putting missiles in Cuba in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made it clear, it was completely unacceptable and the United States would go to war, nuclear war, if the missiles were not removed. Why would we think that making Ukraine a NATO country with weapons oriented on Russia, would be acceptable by Putin?
In April of 2008 at the Bucharest NATO Summit, NATO announced that it would expand NATO into Georgia and Ukraine. Putin and the Russians made it clear that doing so would be unacceptable.
It is important to know, that there had already been two big tranches of NATO expansion before the 2008 Summit. There was the 1999 NATO expansion, which included Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, and the 2004 NATO expansion, that included Romania and the Baltic States. Russia was not happy with the NATO expansion but dealt with it.
In 2014 when Pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted for a Pro-American President, it became clear it was a coup that was initiated by the United States, starting a new Cold War.
It was this act that pushed Putin into action, where Russia annexed Crimea. Crimea was critically important to the Russians, because of the strategic Sevastopol Naval Base, which Putin did not want to fall in the hands of a NATO country.
After seizing Crimea, Putin facilitated the Russian- speaking / backed separatist in the Civil War with Ukraine. Putin at this time made it clear that Crimea would not go back to Ukraine and he would destroy Ukraine before he let it become part of NATO.
Putin and Russia took the first two NATO expansions, but made it clear, they would not accept expansion into Ukraine or Georgia.
The United States, with its allies, has essentially turned Ukraine into a defacto member of NATO and just two weeks ago, Kamala Harris stated, “I appreciate and admire President Zalensky’s desire to join NATO,” throwing gas on the fire!
Ukraine got its independence when the Soviet Union broke apart in December of 1991. Until early 2014, when the coup took place, there were no problems with Ukraine.
The surest way to have ensured peace in Ukraine would have been for the United States to say it would keep Ukraine a neutral country...a buffer country, such as it had existed from 1991 to 2014.
Had this been done, the crisis in Ukraine would have never happened.
The United States, with an emphasis on this administration, is heavily responsible for the crisis in the Ukraine by pushing NATO. Now it sits idly by, providing weapons as the Ukrainians commit to fighting to the death. Once again, justice is lost on those pushing false narratives.
The saddest part is that after the United States and its allies pushed NATO so strongly on the Ukraine, (now that Russia responded,) NATO is nowhere to be found! The United States and its allies need to own this! This should have never happened!
Quote of the Day
“The question we ought to be asking ourselves is why did NATO even exist after 1990? If NATO was to stop Communism, why is it now expanding to Russia?”
In case you missed it, on January 30, 2002 The former deputy national security adviser explained how Russia and China were seeking support from one another as tension over Ukraine and Taiwan continues to build. Weeks later, we saw the Russian invasion unfold with NATO failing to stop it.