“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”. These famous words were spoken in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, and down came the Iron Curtain. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Union. The turmoil, economic quagmire and social dislocation of the citizens of the old Soviet Union, was unimaginably depressing and hard. They endured and adapted to create a hybrid Russian economy that best suited their circumstances and culture. It goes without saying that it isn’t Utopia, but neither is the USA. Since the death of “Saint George Floyd”: Wokeism is the new religion and white people are the devils of the day.
After the collapse and break-up of the Soviet Union and the consignment of Russian communism to history, the Russians had an expectation that they would be accepted into the western world on equal terms. Early signs were promising; MacDonalds, KFC, Coca-Cola and other iconic American brands quickly appeared. Outside of the cities, the old Soviet systems and culture were more resistant to change.
An unlikely person for the Russian Presidency was Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He was shoe-horned into the temporary position because he was assessed to be a kindly, clever cornerman. In 2012 the local power-brokers gave Putin, the keys to the family car to turn the battery over. He drove off and when he returned, he occupied the house. He became the accidental president He was de facto and de jure the leader of the country and he also had the capacity to pull the trigger when required. Many misread the tea leaves. A lot of nonsense has been spoken about him, the truth is, he is no less ruthless or corrupt than any of the other top-tanking world leaders. However, he is a good deal smarter and much better informed. True leaders have enough of a killer instinct to be able to pull the trigger when required. It is not a small thing, and not everyone can do it. He also loves his country and takes pride in its history and culture.
Since his accession to power the western world has been increasingly in the thrall of wokisim which also calls for the ditching of traditional Christian values. Putin has been watching this and he does not like what he sees. This agenda is being driven by the DAVOS owned media and the media will not be challenged; Putin’s criticism has incurred their wrath and they have demonised him.
What few of his many critics understand is Russia has a long historical association with Ukraine which is keenly felt in Russia. Putin has been trying to get the USA to appreciate this vexed issue for a number of years but he has been ignored. Meanwhile NATO encroachment towards Russia has forced him into a corner. When the Russians tried to place nuclear missiles in Cuba, the USA stipulated that it could result in a first-strike nuclear response. The USA provocations hiding behind the NATO alliance provoked the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The same general principles are at play.
Why has this festering sore not been dealt with? The Ukraine is run by criminals with whom the Biden family, led by the president’s son Hunter, have had a long and mutually prosperous relationship.
Little mention today of the fact the then Vice-President Biden threatened Ukraine with stopping a billion-dollar deal if the Ukraine Attorney General was not fired. The AG had threatened to investigate Hunter over massive corruption involving the Ukraine Burisma Corporation. The AG, was fired. When President Trump made a phone call to Kyiv asking questions about this, he was impeached.
The then US Vice President, Joe Biden, was appointed by Obama to be the point man in Ukraine. What a terrible mistake. The CIA went berserk. They financed bioweapons manufacturing in countries that have a border with Russia. If that was not enough of a provocation, they encouraged the Ukrainians to establish a nuclear deterrent. Ukraine has since admitted that they have highly enriched uranium processing in play. For confirmation of the above allegations look at the internet and be aware that Ukraine has already admitted it. The CIA has tried to destroy all the evidence, but the Russians have it secured and it will be produced in evidence at an appropriate forum.
The US intelligence services, totally controlled by left-wing Democrats interfered illegally in local political affairs, became the destroyers of the truth and the enemy of decent American patriots. We can only hope that these Democrat politicians and their deep state operatives will one day be held accountable. They will do anything to avoid that outcome. This sorry saga is clear proof America has become a very corrupt country.
This war would not have happened had Trump won a second term but the US Supreme Court, by refusing to grant ‘certiorari’ to hear the evidence of the 2020 stolen election, deliberately encouraged the USA to believe that there was no evidence. There was ample evidence, and it is available today. That dereliction of judicial duty is a scandal and will have far-reaching consequences. At a minimum, a full apology is owed from the court. At best they should resign or be impeached. Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito, Associate Justices, excluded. The USA intel services have been instrumental in the attempted Coup d’etat by the impeachment of Trump. This crime cannot be overlooked, and consequences must follow.
Russian military tactics are based upon the cauldron strategy. It has been the modus operandi for hundreds of years. The strategy is to always keep engaged in dialogue with the enemy while at the same time making war. The tactic is to surround the enemy thus blocking off any resupply possibilities. The cauldron is then continually heated to make life impossible. Through continued open dialogue the enemy is offered humanitarian relief. A humanitarian corridor is negotiated. Injured civilians plus women and children are encouraged to escape through the corridor. The cauldron eventually gets so hot and miserable that they give up. The advantage of the cauldron tactic is that infrastructure and buildings are not destroyed. After the surrender, the civil authority is allowed to continue as before subject to Russian authority. The Russian cauldron strategy has worked as planned. However, the mainstream media in the west has reverted to the usual fantasy reporting.
The overreaction of the USA and EU in imposing sanctions on Russia has the effect of cutting off its nose to spite its face. The consequences of the Biden Administration Executive Orders have been somewhat ameliorated by the noncompliance. The US military set up a direct ‘hotline’ to avoid any nuclear holocaust.
China has openly sided with Russia and when India refused to sanction Russia, Biden threatened India with sanctions. Who the hell does Biden think he is? Now many other countries are re-evaluating their interests.
The price of oil and precious metals and all down chain contracts are up in the air. The USA is now in talks with its old enemies, Venezuela and Iran in a bid to save itself. The USA has lost all notions of saving face.
The USA and European sanctions of uncoupling Russia from the SWIFT system are resulting in unintended consequences. However, the most disastrous and ill-considered action was the US and European attack on the Russian Central Bank. It is a step too far. The world is fast turning its back on the USA.
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, toyed with nuclear war by suggesting that Poland becomes involved in a ‘no-fly-zone’ strategy in Ukraine. He has stepped back from this position. Blinken has since lost whatever little credibility he had.
Some heads of government in the more important countries have refused to take Biden’s calls but they have taken Putin’s calls. What a reversal of fortune.
I ask the reader, what is the USA end-game re Russia? The CIA and NSA were left twiddling their thumbs. The military-industrial complex hates peace. They would sincerely miss the Russian ‘boogie man’ and just couldn’t imagine the wary old KGB officer retiring to his Moscow stoop.
In conclusion, the Russian cauldrons, of which there are at least three, are in effect or virtually in effect. Ukraine will negotiate a type of rapprochement settlement on Russian terms. The international financial arrangements will be reestablished, and the USA will be weakened. A world recession will probably be induced. World travel will be made less convenient and more expensive.
The only silver lining is that the US Democrat Party may get toasted in the midterms elections and if the toasting is sufficiently severe, the retributions in the USA will happen. If the midterm results are not a severe punishment to the Democrats and the RINO’s retain their seats then nothing will change and the USA will decline.
Lastly, but by no means least, let it be known that this author is pro-USA and a supporter of the MAGA movement. Nothing expressed in this article should be interpreted otherwise.
By Will Keys