THERE'S A GREAT HISTORICAL IRONY AT WORK. BY THE WAY…WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT UKRAINE?
European leaders (and no doubt the president of the USA soon) has a message for any citizen willing to hear:
“YOU ARE GOING TO SUFFER LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SUFFERED BEFORE. OUR WESTERN ECONOMIES ARE GOING TO BE HIT HARD AND WILL NOT RECOVER FOR A DECADE, IF EVEN THEN. BUT WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CONFRONT RUSSIA OVER UKRAINE.”
You may well have asked yourself the question that heads this commentary.
What is it that makes Ukraine so special?
The answer is simple. At its root this situation is not about Ukraine at all.
It is instead about the hard-driven ambition of the USA and its allies to destroy the rise of rivals who have the capability of progressively minimising the power over our planet that the USA considers is its by right.
Ukraine is about not letting Russia get in the way of a decision made at the highest levels of the American political system. That decision requires that all nations not obedient to the USA and its allies must be MADE obedient. This includes not only Ukraine of course but all the diverse regime change targets the collective West has listed for undermining or complete destruction. You know the list without me telling you, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela plus, eventually the two big ones, Russia and China.
Consider the plan as laid out in extremely cogent detail by Professor John J. Mearsheimer, to transform every nation on the planet into the USA or as close as may be. To spread liberal democracies worldwide and in his words create liberal hegemony, western values everywhere in a system that adheres to a ‘rules-based system’ monitored by the U.S. elites. This of course will be a system that lies ABOVE the ethos of the United Nations, a system whereby the USA and its allies will have the right to strike down at anyone and anywhere that shows any sign of disobedience.
In this prison planet to come (if the USA, UK and their puppets) there will be no tolerance for contrary opinions to those handed down by their supervisors, these, as we can see now, will be branded as dangerous ‘misinformation’ and ‘propaganda’. Those who dare to mouth such opinions will most certainly have certain icons added to their names in the database to be constructed for all such subversives. Will it be a case of three strikes and out… or will the very first strike be enough in this ‘Cowed New World’ to be?
As to Ukraine, Ukraine fell foul of the earlier plan targeted on Russia. Russia was to be squeezed from all possible sides until it cracked and an uprising from both above and below created an opportunity to replace its president, its government and its system of governance along with putting down any support structures including both individuals and entities that required elimination. Just as the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact nations were rendered weak, by inner discord and outer pressure so was Russia to fall.
But a highly surprising turn of events occurred that stymied the plan for the undermining of Russia. It had been thought that the coup which took place in Ukraine in 2014 would assist in the plan against Russia, undermining it and engendering yet more stresses within its social fabric and political structures. Neither Washington nor Brussels predicted the rise of Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine in demand of the return of the democratic rights that had been wrenched from them by the insurrection-engendered coup.
The Ukrainian army, sent to violently quell unrest in eastern Ukraine found themselves roundly defeated and the new Kiev regime sued for peace to buy time to re-arm, build and re-train its military forces. However, concurrently Russia was readying herself for that future time when the unavoidable confrontation between itself and Ukraine once again exploded into violence. The activities taking place in Ukraine involving NATO and its military were totally obvious to Russia. Sooner or later things would come to a head.
It seems that the policies Russia was putting into practice over the same period, 2014-2022 were not as clear to the West however. Putin was making Russia as invulnerable to the economic attack that was as equally inevitable as war with Ukraine. Steadily he identified every vulnerability to western attack and closed each such opening to attack as he could find. While doing this Russia and China could see in the interim exactly what danger they had been in, especially since 9/11.
9/11 put rocket boosters under the USA’s driving need to achieve full spectrum dominance over the entire globe. Nothing less that overarching hegemony with total surveillance capability would do, along with the absolute right to act against those it considered may pose a threat… even those who simply talked in some rather offhand way counter to U.S. interests… no potential threat, no matter how minor, was to be overlooked. To overlook ANYTHING was to put the USA at some level of risk… and NO level of risk whatsoever was tolerable.
Russia then had built herself an economic and geopolitical shield. In addition Putin had made damn sure the Russian military was made as professional as it could be and that it had superior weaponry for the situations that were bound to come. In the early months of this year, with Zelensky talking of regaining nuclear status, with successive waves of highly trained Ukrainian troops and hi-tech weaponry arriving at the contact line in the east, with a massive rise of missile attacks by the Ukrainians on the Russian-speaking Donbass it was clear that both sides had reached the point of no return. War became inevitable.
The western elites had massively miscalculated. And they have miscalculated time and time again since, seemingly unaware of just how many moves ahead Putin, the master tactician, had calculated. The technical solutions to replacing western banking systems, credit card systems, foreign investment and business interests and international payment systems were all put into place one after another. Then workarounds were found for just about all else that the collective West sought to use as a weapon. These latter ended up with the biter bit, the hubris of the western powers initially blinded them to the trap they subsequently fell into.
Each day that passes now we see Europe fall ever deeper into a morass of its own making and Russia has hardly even fired the largest of its potential guns yet. Russia could have switched off ALL gas to Europe and the USA as it saw the West declare economic war against it. Even now, six months later it has still not done so. But that day appears not to be very far off now… though it has to be said, the enormous rise in gas prices is doing the job required and still supplying Russia with the enormous income to carry out its future plans.
The actions of the West now are not primarily about Ukraine, In normal circumstances no politician in the West would give a good goddamn about Ukraine and its population. This is about the delusion that still exists within the hearts and what’s left of the minds of western political elites, that even with the unipolar moment all but disappeared from sight and a rising reality in the name of a multipolar world appearing, they can still fight for an impossible prison planet run by them that they believe is their only hope of staying safe.
None of what is happening now via the insanity of Biden’s gifts of billions to Ukraine and the rabid obsession of Britain is about Ukraine at all. It is about the fast disappearing goal of attaining complete domination of this world. These dinosaurs of an earlier era, these power junkies fast losing their fix are tearing their hair out at the thought of their decision on the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY of eliminating every entity contrary to their requirements, is slipping inexorably from their ability to achieve it. This is driving them completely mad, willing to destroy the entire world rather than give up on what they consider to be an absolutely existential goal.
You see it now don’t you. This is at its core nothing whatsoever to do with Ukraine and those promoting ever more war in that benighted land will prod every last Ukrainian to fight until wiped out. Just in the vain hope of weakening a Russia that is in fact getting stronger all the time. This while the entire western world suffers the very fate its elites desired for Russia. This is truly one of the great, if not the greatest irony of history, one that will certainly not go unremarked by future historians.