A great deal has been written about what is occurring in Ukraine, some of it true, much of it not. Unfortunately, two sides exist to most stories, and to those of us skeptical of the path Biden is hellbent on pursuing, it feels like we are watching a slow-motion train wreck. This is something that has taken on a life of its own and we are powerless to stop it. With each passing day we hear more about billions and billions of American taxpayer dollars being shipped off to the failed state known as Ukraine. Yes, we are talking billions!
Antiwar.com recently reported, that instead of supporting negotiations between Ukraine and Russia that could lead to a ceasefire and an end to the bloodshed, Biden and the US government are actually escalating the situation. A prime example of Biden pushing forward the military conflict was evident during a key speech in Poland where he called for regime change in Russia with the words “this man cannot remain in power“.
Biden’s words were not some off-the-cuff “gaffe,” it was part of, and the high note of a carefully choreographed, “legacy-defining” speech. Biden’s comment caused such a violent reaction from across the world that the White House had to swoop in to clarify that Biden was condemning Russia’s efforts to control the region and not altering the power structure within Russia itself. Even Secretary of State Antony Blinken had to step in and calm things down by clarifying “we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia.”
All this was the second time in just a few days that Biden “let it slip” he wanted regime change in Russia thus creating speculation about whether he would be willing to let American boots on the ground become part of NATO’s strategy. In short, this is Biden’s war. It often appears everything the Biden administration does is geared at taking our eyes off the nightmare forming here in America from his disastrous inept leadership. How quickly he tries to forget the awful mess his incompetent administration made exiting Afghanistan.
With the current full-fledged media assault Biden and mainstream Western media has unleashed upon Putin it is little wonder why Russia is slow to respond or so far has declined to engage in talks.Media coverage has become so one-sided and biased that it is impossible to know what the situation within Ukraine really is. Through all this, one thing is crystal clear, and that is the warmongers are coming out of the woodwork to bash Putin for finally saying enough is enough and finally taking action.
Well, they got what they wanted and that is another proxy war in an area of the world where most of the people just wanted to live in peace. It would be wise to remember that warfare has proven to be a pathetic option to bring about positive change. War may change things, but to what degree and for how long. In this case, the signs of censorship and calling those skeptical of national policy traitors, all point to ushering in a world where few of us would want to live. A place ruled by the so-called New World Order, a place where our rights and wishes are ignored even more than they are today.
The fact is, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Whether you consider Putin a thug and a bully may depend on if he agrees with you. Putin’s biggest crime is that with blunt rhetoric he has refused to accept for Russia a subservient role in an American-run world under a system drawn up by our politicians and business leaders. It could be argued that Biden is following Obama’s playbook when it comes to Putin and America has adopted a foreign policy so stupid that it results in driving our chief adversaries into each other’s arms.
Many people consider the policy Obama employed to isolate Putin backfired and only enhanced his image. It also caused Putin to turn Eastward and expand economic ties with China. This pivot has resulted in a major shift in the world power structure. Demonizing Russia has been reinforced by a national security apparatus so entrenched in a cold war mindset they have lost all appearance of objectivity. Those with this bias are always pounding on the drums of fear and touting Russia, which is far from an economic power, as a major threat to America and our way of life.
This has made the world a far more dangerous place. By increasing tensions to an unnecessary level, we have increased the possibility of nuclear war. Like many people, I do not find what is known as the concept of Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD to be reassuring. What the world would look like following a nuclear war is very murky, yet today it seems many people consider nuclear weapons as just another tool or option for us to use in our defense if we are attacked.
History has time and time established that the loss of an individual life is often insignificant except to their loved ones. Also, one of the harsh realities of modern war is that it has become a less personal way to die. In truth, the nuclear deterrent we hold is a hundred times larger than needed to stop anyone sane or rational from attacking America, and for anyone else, an arsenal of any size will be insufficient.
Sadly, over the years, as nuclear proliferation increased, the threshold for using nuclear weapons seems to have fallen. Those of us growing up during the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis most likely remember the U.S. government’s civil defense film titled, “Duck and Cover.” Sadly, if enough nuclear bombs explode, dropping to the ground and covering your head will not prove a life-saving maneuver.