Sat Feb 25th, 2023 at 04:48:50 PM EST
'Progressives' Drinking Neocon Kool-Aid
Joe Biden as an All American boy possesses a one track mind: depose of the dictator and force regime change at any cost. While in the Senate or later as VP under Obama or as resident of the White House, Joe has always backed military confrontation where economic sanctions have not reached its goal.
Wielding power as highest ranking Democratic member Senate Foreign Relations Committee ... bullied opposition voices to entertain and force the decision to invade and occupy Iraq in March 2003 based on disinformation and outright falsehoods. Democracy hoodwinked by Red and Blue in Washington DC.
State of exceptionalism, America today!
Anatol Lieven: Former British correspondent in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the countries of the late Soviet Union. Now at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. QIRS is a non-interventionist foreign policy advocacy organization founded in 2019 with support from two major political donors, liberal George Soros and libertarian Charles Koch.
A bit of realism and less ugly Western war propaganda Made In USA ...
For years, Putin didn't invade Ukraine. What made him finally
snap turn in 2022? | The Guardian Opinion |
These years also saw Ukraine refuse to guarantee autonomy for the Donbas, and western failure to put any pressure on Kyiv to do so.
This was accompanied by other developments that made Putin decide to bring matters concerning Ukraine to a head. These included the US-Ukrainian Strategic Partnership of November 2021, which held out the prospect of Ukraine becoming a heavily armed US ally in all but name, while continuing to threaten to retake the Donbas by force.
In recent months, the German and French leaders in 2015, Merkel and François Hollande, have declared that the Minsk 2 agreement on Donbas autonomy was only a manoeuvre on their part to allow the Ukrainians the time to build up their armed forces. This is what Russian hardliners always believed, and by 2022, Putin himself seems to have come to the same conclusion.
Nonetheless, almost until the eve of invasion, Putin continued unsuccessfully to press the French president, Emmanuel Macron, in particular to support a treaty of neutrality for Ukraine ...
Putin now seems to agree fully with Russian hardline nationalists that no western government can be trusted, and that the west as a whole is implacably hostile to Russia. He remains, however, vulnerable to attack from those same hardliners, both because of the deep incompetence with which the invasion was conducted, and because their charge that he was previously naive about the hopes of rapprochement with Europe appears to have been completely vindicated.
It is from this side, not the Russian liberals, that the greatest threat to his rule now comes; and of course this makes it even more difficult for Putin to seek any peace that does not have some appearance, at least, of Russian victory.
Did the US State Department deliberately sucker the Kremlin into invading Ukraine?
Here is a rather unsettling analysis of how the reprehensible invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Army may have been not only anticipated by the US State Department, but perhaps even deliberately provoked, in order to sucker the Kremlin into an unwinnable war.
The document, which replaces an earlier US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership document dating from 2008, proposes to make Ukraine a full-fledged partner state of the USA in all aspects of policy and institutional development, including in "political, security, and defense" domains. I'm resisting the term "client state" to avoid triggering you -- but yes, the Strategic Partnership agreement proposes to make Ukraine closely dependent on the United States, especially in terms of its military and intelligence services.
The Russians see this as the US vassalisation of what was, for centuries, an integral part of the Russian Empire, and the men in the Kremlin don't like that at all.
NATO Bucharest Summit 2008 invitation for expansion into Russian sphere of influence Dick Cheney forced decision through by allies.
Thus step-by-step the United States meddled in Europe's back yard to threaten the Russian Federation using bi-lateral agreements building military alliances. The European Union kept silent, impotent to halt the train wreck many saw coming
Exactly as interpreted in signs from Washington for a European reset ...
Joe Biden, the old garde returned as the wrong man at the wrong time in history ... from the cesspool of DC Foreign Policy USIP, McCain Institute, AEI, AIPAC, Atlantic Council et Al.
'Progressives' Drinking Neocon Kool-Aid | Jul 6th, 2022 |
The Falsehoods In American Foreign Policy
Exact blueprint of Biden's reset to Europe in a very morbid execution in 2022.
The Dominance Dilemma: The American Approach to NATO and its Future | Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft - Jan. 2021 |
- Despite the Biden administration's push to revitalize U.S. alliances, U.S. relations with NATO are due for a reset. The United States should incentivize European members of NATO to take on additional responsibilities for their defense.
- Encouraging the European allies to take initiative will help the United States focus on its other domestic and international priorities and may facilitate improving relations with Russia. This approach will also prove attractive to European states concerned about the future direction of U.S. foreign policy.
- Recalibrating the U.S. role in Europe would conform with the United States' post-World War II efforts to stabilize European security -- and stand as the fruit of Washington's success in this regard.