I wish to examine the lead-up to the Ukraine war and a review one year into the conflict. The standard court oath to swear to tell: “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth’ applies.
The western mainstream media has collaborated very effectively with the Biden Administration to cover up the facts leading up to the Ukraine tragedy. I will attempt to tease out the truth.
The collapse of the Soviet Union began to unravel in 1989 and was the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Russia was left exposed and badly weakened.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification of Germany in 1990, US Secretary of State James A. Baker told Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that “NATO’s jurisdiction would not be extended one inch to the east.” Both agreed that a period of mutual aggression was over; the Warsaw Pact was redundant and so was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The dawn of a new era of peace appeared to be upon us but this was not to be.
The Warsaw Pact Treaty that bound the fifteen countries to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (“USSR”) was rapidly dissolving. Hungary, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia resigned from the Pact in 1990, and Poland followed in 1991. These countries were soon absorbed into NATO and an even more aggressive alliance threatened Russia.
A depleted and weakened Russia, looking for new buffers against western belligerence negotiated a replacement treaty with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and it was titled the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (“CSTO”). Ukraine chose not to join. Serbia decided to be an observer.
CSTO was established in 2002, and its inaugural charter reaffirmed that participating states would avoid using threatening force against any country. The treaty further stated: “…….not to join other military alliances or states, and that aggression against one member would be perceived as an aggression against all. To this end, the CSTO holds yearly military command exercises for the CSTO nations to have an opportunity to improve inter-organization cooperation.”
NATO membership has since grown to thirty, with North Macedonia being the latest member in 2020. The fundamental NATO tenets are: upholding democracy, including tolerance of diversity. Members must make progress towards a market economy. They must affirm civilian control over their military forces and respect sovereignty outside their borders. They must be good neighbours. Compatibility with NATO military forces is a priority.
Article 5 of the NATO Treaty affirms that “any attack on a NATO member in Europe or North America “shall be considered an attack against them all.” It is important to note that Ukraine is not a member of NATO.
Ukraine and Russia have been joined at the hip for a thousand years and primarily share a common language. Kyiv, now Ukraine’s capital, was the centre of the first Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, and the birthplace of Ukraine and Russia. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, declared that “Russians and Ukrainians are one people, a single whole.” Unfortunately, NATO and the US deliberately poisoned the well of goodwill between these two related countries.
Knowing the history between these two Slavic states, the question arises: Why are NATO and the US engaged in a proxy war in Ukraine? I submit that it is self-evident that NATO and the US were unreasonably and clandestinely provocative in revolutionary adventurism using the CIA. Why? Because they could and wars are good for business.
This begs two further questions, under what scenario can NATO and the US claim to be directly threatened under international law? And, on what grounds did the CIA and State Department justify their direct interference in the internal affairs of a democratically elected Ukraine Government?
The CIA and US State Department orchestrated the 2014 Maidan revolution to bring down the elected Government of President Viktor Yanukovych. The election of Yanukoyvch had been judged free and fair by international observers. We will provide evidence to prove the illegal interference later in this article.
The first Ukraine President in 1991 was Leonid Kravchuk. He affirmed that Ukraine would be non-aligned and stipulated that there were no plans to join NATO. The maturation process in all new democracies results in tensions that must be dealt with through the appropriate institutions. Russia and Ukraine had rejected communism and were trying desperately to establish democratic institutions.
The Russians repeatedly and vociferously protested about NATO and US encroachment in the second decade following Ukrainian independence. Their protestations were ignored. President Putin quoted directly from NATO’s charter in a high-profile speech in Munich in 2007. In his complaint about NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe, he said, “It is obvious that NATO expansion has nothing to do with modernising the alliance or ensuring European security.“
The evidence of CIA and State Department agent provocateur manipulations in the 2014 Ukraine Coup is found in the tapped telephone conservation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. They were in Ukraine and triumphant about their handiwork. The recording was released, probably by Russia. I remind the reader that the truth is the truth.
Pyatt’s voice: “I think we’re in play. The Klitschko (Vitaly Klitschko, one of three main opposition leaders) piece is obviously the complicated electron here. Especially the announcement of him as deputy prime minister and you’ve seen some of my notes on the troubles in the marriage right now so we’re trying to get a read really fast on where he is on this stuff. But I think your argument to him, which you’ll need to make, I think that’s the next phone call you want to set up, is exactly the one you made to Yats [Arseniy Yatseniuk, another opposition leader]. And I’m glad you sort of put him on the spot on where he fits in this scenario. And I’m very glad that he said what he said in response.”
Nuland’s voice: “Good. I don’t think Klitsch should go into the government. I don‘t think it’s necessary; I don’t think it’s a good idea…………………”
The above is available on the internet.
Victoria Nuland has been up to her neck in illegality. It is now apparent that the US Government orchestrated the transfer of power and has effectively brought the Ukrainian Government and its politicians under its control. NATO and the US Government own this war and must take responsibility for the outcome.
Ethnic Russian speakers in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces of Ukraine strongly opposed the new US sponsored regime. A civil war erupted, primarily in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, with ethnic Russians fighting the proxy government in central and western Ukraine. Over ten thousand civilians were killed in the Donbas by the Ukrainian Army, firing artillery shells discriminately at civilian infrastructure.
Russia was forced by the predicates of decency to come to the aid of the ethnic Russians; what else could they do? The Donetsk and Luhansk provinces faced six years of relentless artillery and military attacks. They were outnumbered and outgunned by the NATO-armed and trained Ukraine army.
The western hemisphere propaganda machine, ultimately controlled by Biden Administration and its intelligence services, ruthlessly vilified Russia and its leaders. The fake news broadcasters, amongst others, CNN; ABC; NBC; MSNBC; CBS, and to some extent Fox News, followed the same jaundiced propaganda mantra. Those who did not oppose Putin and Russia were potential enemies of the state. Putin was portrayed as the devil. By remaining blind and deaf, the mainstream legacy media ignored the journalistic ethos of ‘fair and balanced’ reporting with investigative objectivity.
They failed to report the other side of the story that Russia is a Christian nation, and Vladimir Putin is a comparatively religious Christian man. “Those without fault are invited to throw the first stone”. Russia has survived a challenging period of historical adjustment.
Based on the evidence already in the public domain, POTUS Joe Biden is infinitely more corrupt and evil than President Vladimir Putin.
Donetsk and Luhansk provinces of Ukraine were invaded by Russia on 24th February 2022 in what was described as a Special Military Operation (“SMO”). The SMO was founded on the principles of international law that protect citizens who are in imminent danger. As a matter of life and death, ethnic Russians occupied four Eastern Ukrainian provinces and requested the SMO.
In truth, President Putin ostensibly underestimated the fear of retribution that the Ethnic Russians faced. The citizens had to be sure that the Russians were there to stay, and when they were satisfied, they voted to rejoin Russia. All four provinces voted the same way.
Once the protection of ethnic Russians was secured, a settlement of the Donbas war was a Russian preference. In Istanbul, Turkey, Ukraine put forward a set of proposals that the Russians were considering. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put a kibosh on the settlement when he flew to Ukraine. In alliance with the Biden Administration and the EU, the British Government wanted a military solution. Their irresponsible decision-making can only be explained by their belief that Russia would lose in Ukraine.
As 2022 dragged on, the world got dragged into the quagmire of the Ukraine war. Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, undertook a circus tour of Congressional chambers and Parliaments worldwide in response to the idiocy of the Biden Administration.
In the meantime, Ukraine has been destroyed, and the young soldiers on both sides have been slaughtered in their tens of thousands to satisfy illogical US aspirations, perfidious Albion’s self-serving needs, and Woke German insanity.
The final insult to peace was the US navy divers’ illegal sabotaging of the Nord Stream pipelines. It is a crime in International Law and an act of war. It goes without saying that the US cannot admit to it because it is criminal. They stand condemned regardless.
This article is written on Friday, 24th February 2023. The Russians are on attack all along the frontlines in Ukraine. As the Zen Master said, “we’ll see”.
The western leaders are playing Russian roulette, and the bullets have nuclear triggers. The US has wasted over one hundred billion dollars and will still lose the Ukraine war. China, India, and the global south are appalled at the irresponsibility of US and EU leaders.
I end this article with the statement that I am pro-USA and love the American people with traditional values. I don’t believe that any rational person who understands what happened could approve of what the US has done.
The woke can do as they please.
By Will Keys