Very nice piece from The Saker. Russia’s got no choice. They can’t leave any part of Ukraine under the control of NATO. NATO will just feed troops and weapons of increasing sophistication and lethality into Ukraine. If they run out of Ukrainians, they will just switch to Poles or mercenaries.
At any rate, they will funnel weapons in forever. The border with Poland and Romania must be closed because otherwise you get an endless guerrilla war fed by constant flow of NATO weapons over the borders by the West. NATO has already openly stated that it wants to embroil Russia in an endless Afghan-style guerrilla war “to kill as many Russians as possible” and to bleed the country dry.
And there can be no reasoning with the West. They have openly stated that the goal of the war is to put endless sanctions on Russia, to cancel Russia as much as possible from the world community, to effect regime change in Russia, and to break Russia up into lots of pieces and put it back under colonial control of the West so its resources can be looted. There can be negotiations with people like this.
Also, Washington has stated that this war is also existential for the West and for NATO because if Russia wins, then the West and NATO will be discredited forever. Therefore, Russia cannot be allowed to win. One wonders what sort of limits these maniacs have. They’re already saying that they can win a “limited nuclear war” with Russia. The head of NATO just said that he definitely foresees a time when NATO troops will fight Russia. This is absolute madness. This cannot stand. We cannot have this.
Putin’s going to have to go all the way and do a regime change in Kiev. And then he’s going to have to go to the border with Poland and Romania and interdict the supply of weapons for the Nazis that will keep pouring across the border.
by Batiushka for the Saker blog
Introduction: The Story So Far
So far the US has carried out regime changes and created military conflicts in countries friendly to or important to Russia: Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq (again), Georgia, Syria, and Libya. All this was to make Russia lose important interests or deploy its own forces. It has also staged PR events such as Litvinenko, Pussy Riot, MH17, Skripals, Navalny, Bucha, the destruction of Nordstream in order to try and blame Russia and make it into a pariah state.
In particular, in 2014 in Ukraine it carried out a $5 billion coup with the murder of and terror against Russian-speakers. It then installed a puppet government, promoted Nazism through racist indoctrination, besmirched the historic legacy through rewriting history and toppling memorials, terrorized and banned all opposition, set up US military biolabs, supplied and trained an army, made military threats against Russia, threatened the Crimea, and promised that the Ukraine could soon join the US-puppet NATO and install nuclear weapons.
A Message from Boris: Deaths and Sackings
When Boris Johnson turned up in Kiev a few days ago, you knew events would follow. He is after all the office boy for Biden. So last week came the resignation of Zelensky’s spinmaster, Alexey Arestovich, for telling the truth about the Ukrainian military – that it had killed civilians by destroying an apartment block in Dnepro in a military accident and could not win the war.
The next day the Interior Minister Monastyrsky, a longtime aide of Zelensky, and his First Deputy died in a helicopter crash in Kiev a week ago (‘caused by flying low in fog’). Strange since the neo-Nazi militias operate through his ministry. Then there was the murder of Denis Kireev, who was an important participant in the March peace talks with Russia. It is rumored that he was too keen on peace, which the US and the UK are totally opposed to. He had to go, so the CIA/SBU (same thing) did the job.
Next came a major purge on 24 January following corruption claims, involved a Deputy Prosecutor General, the Deputy Head of the President’s office, the Deputy Defense Minister and five Regional Governors.
Interestingly, Poroshenko, last seen in a luxury hotel in London, living off his now very active cremation business in Ukraine, promised peace with Russia in one week in his electoral campaign. Once in power he did not bring peace and lost the next election.
He was replaced by Zelensky, who also promised a peace settlement with Russia in the Donbass during his campaign, but instead prepared war and even sought nuclear weapons after he got in power. The Ukrainian people are promised peace, but are not given it. Zelensky’s support base is small and there is a majority that wants peace. Is Zelensky the next to be purged?
Escalation: Germany Declares War on Russia Again
Germany is going to send Leopard tanks to the Kiev regime. For the third time since 1914, Germany is now, on paper at least, at war with Russia. The Russians have a choice: they can intervene in Ukraine from the northwest (Belarus) and the southwest (the sea) and cut off the whole of Ukraine from all its arms supplies, including several dozen German, American, British and other tanks – and it will take months for the promised tanks to arrive across the Polish border.
Or else Russia can bomb anything that comes across the Polish border. It has already warned that anything coming across that border into Ukraine will be destroyed. Thus, in any case, a barrier will be created. Western Europe must be cut off, for it has become the source of the evil, providing weapons to Neo-Nazis.
Otherwise, the Poles and their reservists too may intervene (in their Leopard tanks? Remember Tiger tanks?) to take over the west of Ukraine. Is Russia really going to allow the division of Ukraine into the Russian East and the Polish-led Western West, in other words, its Koreanization or Vietnamization? (And we know how those divisions ended).
If not then the Anti-Russia of Ukraine will remain forever. Western Europe must be cut off. What began as a small operation to liberate the two Russian provinces of the Donbass, is now, as a result of Western (= US-led) escalation, an operation to liberate the whole of Ukraine. Only total Russian victory can work. Only establishing a Russian-led Kiev Protectorate like the situation in Belarus can work. All those who disagree with that and have not yet fled for the West had better leave now.
Interestingly, we know that the Russian Black Sea Fleet with its landing craft left port last week. On 25 January Dmitry Medvedev wrote publicly that Ukraine would have no need of submarines as it would soon become landlocked.
The day before, the President of Belarus, Lukashenko, rejected the offer of a Non-Aggression Pact from Ukraine (= the US on behalf of Poland). Meanwhile, the somewhat senile Biden has blurted out that the US will support Ukraine ‘for as long as it exists’. This is not what he used to say. Then it was ‘support to victory’. The only problem here is that the US never admits failure or that it backed the wrong horse at huge expense to the US taxpayer. How will it get out of this one?
In Ukraine, the NATO war has killed and maimed hundreds of thousands in just the last eleven months is continuing with hundreds more victims today, the same as yesterday, and the same as tomorrow. The doomsaying pessimists with their conspiracy theories of nuclear Armageddon foretell that this war will continue for years, ‘perhaps even a decade’.
Others, the optimists, are thinking that the Kiev regime may collapse within weeks or in three or four months at most or there will be a coup in Kiev with Kiev forces either surrendering en masse or turning around and marching on their murderous US puppet-commanders in Kiev.
It does sound like wishful thinking. With yet more NATO weaponry and tanks to be destroyed, I think it will all take longer. Not years, as those happy souls, the doomsaying pessimists with their conspiracy theories of nuclear Armageddon foretell, but another 15 months. But I really hope that I am wrong, and the wishful thinkers are right and it will all be over very soon.
As the Saker in his penetrating analysis has pointed out, if the US cannot prevent a Ukronazi/NATO defeat, it can at least make the war as costly as possible for Russia. Find another attacker. Poland will do. Promise them the five provinces in the far west of Ukraine, Volyn, Rivne, Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk, and the Poles will do anything you tell them to.
After all, there are Poles, and most of them seem to be part of its current incredibly stupid government, who still have a messianic complex, dream of glory, of ‘saving Europe from the barbarian Russian hordes’, of a ‘Poland stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea’, and of becoming the most powerful country in Europe, dwarfing those nasty Germans ‘who are going to give us back trillions’. Well, there have always been fantasists. Hitler was one of them.
And the American Empire has always known how to manipulate them for its own ends, whether in Argentina, Iran, Iraq, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Venezuela, the Baltics, Ukraine, or Poland.
The fact is that the American Empire knows that it cannot defeat Russia in a straightforward war, so it has always used proxies. In 2008, it took the absurd step of using Georgia. This was far too small, too weak, and irrationally nationalistic. As a Georgian told me quite seriously just a few years ago:
God only speaks Georgian and does not understand any other language.
I was surprised to learn that God has such limited linguistic abilities, however, there are plenty of Ukrainians who believe much the same today, not to mention Poles.
And both Ukraine and Poland are a lot bigger than Georgia. Hence the American choice. Once they are both defeated, the US will be turning to Germany – as they almost did in Churchill’s Operation Unthinkable plan to attack the Red Army on 1 July 1945, using British, American, Polish and German forces to destroy Russia (1).
Or why not use Sweden, Turkey, or Japan? Why not China? Why not just overthrow Putin with the ‘masses’ of Russians who do not like him? Such today are also the fantasies of ‘the crazies in the basement’ at the Pentagon. No wonder they get on with the Polish government. And don’t forget that the biggest crazy in the US basement was Polish: Zbigniew Brzezinski.
For Russians, 2022 was simply a repeat of 1812 and 1941. The Third Great Patriotic War. The West doing its barbaric thing, as usual. The fact is that, though some historians deny it, history does repeat itself, simply because human pride, arrogance, and hubris repeat themselves.
German tanks with their black crosses trying to destroy Russia on the Ukrainian steppes? We Russians shrug our shoulders. We have seen it all before. The Anti-Russia of Ukraine will simply never happen. Zelensky is on drugs and so is Ukraine, addicted to Western transfusions of blood, money, mercenaries, and arms.
Afterword: Another Future
Famously, or rather infamously, the British Establishment figure who was the first NATO Secretary General boasted that the aim of NATO was
to keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down (2).
As for us, we wish to see a renewal of Kennedy’s ‘Alliance for Progress’, a World Alliance of Sovereign Nations, a global version of the Gaullist spirit (though not the precise words) of ‘l’Europe des Patries’ (Europe of the Nations’). We wish to see a for-now geriatric Europe reattached to its historic destiny with Russia and Eurasia, where it is all happening. Therefore, our aim is:
To keep Russia in, the Americans out and the Germans up.
Some write that Russia can only win the war in the Ukraine as long as it can help the US to save face after its defeat and then the collapse of NATO and the EU. Remember Saigon? Remember Bush and his ‘Mission Accomplished’? (The world laughed at his farce, but plenty in the US were convinced by it). Remember Kabul? The US just left them and pretended to be in denial about them.
Like the British at Dunkirk in 1940, who left their French allies in the lurch and ran away back to their island, declaring victory, though leaving lots of their equipment behind them. The Americans can also run away, saying:
Forget it. They are not worthy of us.
Self-isolation would be such a good thing. Go back to the big island of Northern America. If you want, build Trump’s long-promised wall across the South to keep those nasty Latinos out. Lick your wounds and at last start trying to deal with the massive internal problems that you already have: great poverty, racial division, mass shootings, debt, social injustices, lack of healthcare, unemployment, exploitation, an education system that deliberately makes people stupid, drugs, crime, and hence mass imprisonment.
Leave the Europeans to sort themselves out. No more Americans are going to die for or pay for those lazy Europeans. Just don’t tell the American people that this would make those same lazy Europeans only too happy. The only problem is that the US never admits failure and never admits that it backed the wrong horse at huge expense to the US taxpayer. How will it get out of this one?