NEWS AND COMMENTARIES REGARDING THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS
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1. Blinken Says U.S. Is Eyeing Ways for Poland to Supply Jets to Ukraine
The U.S. government is looking for ways to replenish Poland’s arsenal should the country agree to provide some of its Soviet-era combat jets to Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday made an impassioned plea to Capitol Hill for assistance in obtaining more lethal military aid, especially Russian-made jet fighters that Ukrainian pilots can fly.
“We are looking actively now at the question of airplanes that Poland may provide to Ukraine and looking at how we might be able to backfill should Poland choose to supply those planes,” Mr. Blinken said in Moldova, during a stop through Europe to reassure allies there about U.S. support in the wake of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
[…] On Sunday, Poland’s prime minister’s office dismissed reports of a potential arrangement for the country to hand over combat planes to Ukraine. “Poland won’t send its fighter jets to #Ukraine as well as allow to use its airports,” the chancellery of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted. “We significantly help in many other areas.”
2. Clown Show: Poland Refutes Secretary of State Blinken’s Claim that It Will Send Its Fighter Jets to Ukraine Hours Before Interview
Blinken also met with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau.
Tony Blinken then went on Face the Nation on Sunday morning where he suggested that Poland may send its fighter jets to the Ukrainians.
The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland called this out as fake news just hours before Blinkens appearance on CBS News.
Yet he spun the lie anyway.
3. “It’s Going to End with Ukraine Prevailing” – Secretary of State Blinken Says NATO Countries Have the “Green Light” to Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine (VIDEO)
Today on the road to World War III–
Secretary of State Tony Blinken ramped up the war talk Sunday morning on Face the Nation.
Tony Blinken: “No, that gets a green light. In fact, we’re talking with our Polish friends right now about what we might be able to do to backfill their needs if they provide these fighter jets to the Ukrainians. What can we do? How can we help?… For us it’s not about regime change. The Russian people have to decide who they want to lead them… It’s going to end and it’s going to end with Ukraine prevailing… Winning a battle is not the same thing as winning a war.”
They have no idea what they are doing.
4. Stop The Momentum Pushing Us Toward World War III
Without a doubt, Putin is a ruthless dictator whose invasion of Ukraine is to be condemned. The destruction and carnage of World War II should have settled once and for all that the horror of modern weaponry has rendered war obsolete as an arbiter of either national interest or national borders.
That said, what world leaders should be striving for now is a prompt end to the Ukraine war, the most perilous for humanity since World War II. World War I, in effect the prelude to World War II, arose out of events that at the time, and still in retrospect, seem far less momentous and threatening than those now unfolding in Ukraine today.
The real danger is that Russia, highly aggrieved by the conduct of the West since the Soviet Union’s demise (whether its aggrievement is justified or not), and increasingly isolated, may be tempted to resort to weapons far more destructive than any yet employed in the unfolding war; or that the West’s military leaders believing that it might do so, might urge preemptive action.
5. The Americans Itching For War
Crazy Putin, Nuclear Weapons, and the Calls for Escalation.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls Putin’s behavior “erratic,” his views “delusional.” James Clapper says Putin is “unhinged.” Clapper suggests the possibility that Putin will use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Fiona Hill, the Regime’s favorite “Russia expert,” believes “Putin is increasingly operating emotionally and likely to use all the weapons at his disposal, including nuclear ones.”
There’s a couple goals in questioning Putin’s state of mind. First, it serves to defend America from criticisms that potential NATO expansion and continued American meddling in Ukraine helped spark this conflict. (“Blame the crazy man, not us.”)
Second, it justifies the escalation of the West’s involvement in the war between Ukraine and Russia. Talks about the potential for nuclear war only make intervention more necessary (though that doesn’t guarantee Biden would take the bait). U.S. Senators are calling for a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Escalation leads to dangerous questions and unknown answers, such as what happens when the U.S. and Russia are in direct conflict.
Missing from the media’s coverage is push-back on these statements about Putin’s state of mind or the potential use of nuclear weapons. Their skepticism isn’t missing – it’s dead. Putin the Madman is the new talking point, the elite opinion that is approved for the masses. There’s little basis for their new talking point – certainly not in Putin’s February 24, 2022 speech where he outlines Russia’s grievances and concerns, and their plans for Ukraine.
[…] Putin isn’t demanding Ukraine be brought into Russia. Instead, Putin’s demands include:
- The disarmament of Ukraine.
- The neutrality of Ukraine (no NATO membership).
- The formal recognition of Crimea as Russian.
6. Putin’s Balkan narrative argument for Ukraine war
Well before Russian tanks and troops rolled into Ukraine, Vladimir Putin was using the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s to ostensibly offer justification for the invasion of a sovereign European country.
The Russian president has been particularly focused on NATO’s bombardment of Serbia in 1999 and the West’s acceptance of Kosovo’s declaration of independence in 2008. He claims both created an illegal precedent that shattered international law and order, apparently giving him an excuse to invade Ukraine.
Putin’s arguments, repeated several times since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, appear to follow this line: If different ex-Yugoslav republics and the former Serbian province of Kosovo could become independent with Western backing and wars, why can’t Ukraine’s strategic Black Sea peninsula and the rebel-controlled, majority Russian areas in the east of the country split from their mother nations — with Russian help?
[…] There are many differences between the Russian attack on Ukraine, seen in the West as one of the darkest moments for Europe since World War II, and the wars in the Balkans that left more than 120,000 people dead and millions homeless. There are also some similarities.
7. Israeli PM Meets Putin in Moscow, Then Speaks With Zelensky by Phone
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Saturday to discuss the war in Ukraine and later spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Bennett’s spokesperson said.
Bennett is coordinating his efforts in the crisis with the United States, France, and Germany, an Israeli official said.
After his meeting with Putin, Bennett headed to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, his spokesperson said.
[…] In their three-hour meeting in the Kremlin, the Israeli official said, Bennett also raised with Putin the issue of the large Jewish community caught up in the war in Ukraine.
[…] Ukraine has requested that Israel serve as intermediary, citing the government’s good relations with both Kyiv and Moscow. Bennett’s office said he had spoken three times over the weekend with Zelensky.
8. Hungary Blocked Cooperation with Ukraine at EU, NATO over Anti-Hungarian Discrimination (UPDATED)
Hungary’s national conservative prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has surprised left-liberal critics by declaring that “all refugees who come from a neighbouring country must be helped” – drawing a clear distinction between Ukrainian refugees seeking shelter in Hungary and mostly Middle Eastern and South Asian migrants from distant homelands, who it has built border barriers to guard against despite fierce opposition from the EU.
[…] This “elementary, human, Christian” attitude towards ordinary Ukrainians has not, however, caused Hungary to soften its firm stance against the Ukrainian government’s little-reported laws discriminating against minorities.
These include not only a substantial Russian-speaking population but also some 150,000 ethnic Hungarians, cut off from Hungary proper by the shifting borders of the 20th century.
[…] “It follows from this that, in response to the discriminatory laws affecting Hungarians in Transcarpathia, we’re blocking cooperation with Ukraine at every European Union and NATO forum,” they added, vowing that “in all matters adversely affecting the Hungarian communities or the minority groups living in Ukraine, we [will], if needed, take issue with – or even take a stand against – the Ukrainian government.”
9. Japan moves to accept Ukrainian refugees and rebuild its military as countries continue to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Japan announced this past week that it would accept Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and will send bulletproof vests to Kiev.
Historically, Japan has resisted taking in refugees and has maintained a pacifistic approach to foreign conflicts since the end of World War II. The Washington Post reported that Japan decided to break with its more isolationist tendencies “without ‘gaiastu,’ or foreign pressure.”
It is believed that Russia’s recent attack on a Ukrainian power plant inspired the Japanese government to accelerate debates over its pre-existing defense and national security policies. The Japanese government has been growing wary of China’s rising presence on the global stage and has been reevaluating its approach to stave off the growing territorial threat that China poses.
10. “Thank you, George!”: Director of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Credits Soros
To understand the conflict, we must understand modern Ukraine and the men who built it. And one of the men who built it is George Soros, the globalist godfather of the New World Order.
On November 12, 2015, Soros received an award from the then-President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. The award was in acknowledgement of Soros’ personal contribution, and that of his International Renaissance Foundation, to the establishment of a “new, democratic, and European Ukraine.”
Once we understand the Globalist component to all this, perhaps our understanding of the conflict will become a bit more sophisticated. Perhaps we could even help lower (rather than elevate) the media-driven war fever which hurts everyone, including the Ukrainians on the ground.
One of those Ukrainians is Kateryna Smagliy, Counselor and Political Directorate of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. She wrote the following letter back in 2015. In my opinion, it is more useful to those trying to grasp a better understanding of this conflict than almost anything seen on TV so far.
The letter makes it abundantly clear that over the past 20 years, Ukraine has been “reimagined and reset” according to the Globalist vision. And what does that mean?
11. Leaked Memo Shows Soros Was Secret Ruler Of Ukraine In 2014 (fragments)
“Breakfast with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt”, by George Soros (aka GS)