Ukraine Gaslighting, Media Corruption, I'm Tired
When I heard our government “cared about the people”, I knew something was up
With this war in Ukraine, the U.S. has never been more isolated internationally than it is now.
Let's not forget the nature of this conflict: it's a Western proxy war against Russia, managed by the U.S. and its special forces — and using foreigners to die for what the U.S. myopically thinks best… just like in Syria.
There are no talks of a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine.
No talks about how the American taxpayer has footed more in Ukraine than in 20 years of Afghanistan, totaling over $75 billion.
No talks about how this conflict is our fault with the clumsy interloping strategy of NATO.
Meanwhile, it's not just China, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East turning on America. It's France with President Emmanuel Macron blocking EU strategy in Ukraine and meeting with China's Xi Jinping. It's also South Korea insisting artillery sold to the U.S. not be used in the war in Ukraine.
Indeed. And the worst part is the U.S. media keeps lying like a dog as if the war were just another woke “Yaaas Queen” virtue-signaling moment against the great eye of Sauron.
If only everyone could just put flags in their bio, this conflict would be over.
Here's the best thing you'll read all year about the war: Back in 2008, then-ambassador to Russia and current director of the CIA, William Burns, warned the Bush administration about the dubious prospects of NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia. In a memo titled "NYET MEANS NYET," he revealed that NATO support in Eastern Europe was not as ubiquitous as reported and the Russians would not stand for it. Shocking. The MEMO:
“Ukraine and Georgia's NATO aspirations not only touch a raw nerve in Russia, they engender serious concerns about the consequences for stability in the region. Not only does Russia perceive encirclement, and efforts to undermine Russia's influence in the region, but it also fears unpredictable and uncontrolled consequences which would seriously affect Russian security interests. Experts tell us that Russia is particularly worried that the strong divisions in Ukraine over NATO membership, with much of the ethnic-Russian community against membership, could lead to a major split, involving violence or at worst, civil war.”
20 years ago, it was the same argument.
This isn’t new.
“I think the Russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies. I think it is a tragic mistake,” Keenan told NYT’s reporter Thomas Friedman. “There was no reason for this whatsoever. No one was threatening anybody else. This expansion would make the Founding Fathers of this country turn over in their graves. We have signed up to protect a whole series of countries, even though we have neither the resources nor the intention to do so in any serious way. [NATO expansion] was simply a light-hearted action by a Senate that has no real interest in foreign affairs.''
A Quick Word on American Lies
We walked Ukraine down the primrose path of American democracy.
Just like Syria, Libya, and Vietnam, just like in Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan… the U.S. smiles at these countries' faces and uses foreigners' lives to pay the price for our own political games. If I were Taiwan, I'd be horror-stricken with the U.S. as your "ally:”
The U.S. has lost the last six wars it's fought. We're about as successful as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. We’re losers. Money-hungry whores obsessed with oil, land, and power while coaxing it in the thin veil of “democracy.”
It rings hollow because it is.
War is our racket.
Ukraine would have undoubtedly already fallen to Russia without the $75 billion support from the U.S. —and with no peace deals in sight, the American public is finally questioning the narrative, mainly because it is extremely stupid to fight an attrition war with a country 5x to 6x population of Ukraine (which also wins 7:1 in artillery).
Realistically the longer the war in Ukraine lasts the better off Russia is. The U.S. can fund/arm as many people as it wants, but eventually there won’t be people left to fund/arm. It will be a war of attrition, the same as the Russians have ALWAYS done. If you had a basic understanding of history you'd know this.
This is the part of the program where I say I don't support Russia or Putin.
No shit. But the fact that there are no talks of peace, no talks of de-escalating a conflict with a nuclear-armed power, or anything in between, makes me want to vomit.
As some brainwashed Democrat yuppie once said in my comments: "If someone invaded your living room, you can't just like, do nothing!"
No, but the prudent thing to do is to sit down and talk before gaslighting more violence. When did Democrats become Neocons? When did they not care that Lockheed, Northrop and Raytheon -- the military-industrial complex -- are making out like bandits during this war?
What sort of backward Ray Bradbury Twilight Zone did I step into?
We're using Ukranians as canon fodder —casualties are FIVE TIMES higher than reported — and for what? For the land they're standing on. It's not yours… it's OURS… to those politicians and Western oligarchs who support this shit.
The U.S. is paying them to enter into a civil war with their brethren.
It’s killing our economy and killing untold amounts of Ukrainians and Russians—truly sick. As George Kennan said of NATO expansion and the new Cold War: ''This has been my life, and it pains me to see it so screwed up in the end.''
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Side note: The recent press conference held by the U.S. government/U.N. was a true masterpiece of dark comedy. Despite announcing American casualties in Syria, the U.N. denied that the U.S.’s invasion of Syria shared NO RESEMBLANCE TO UKRAINE. Indeed.