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Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine to Attack Russia?

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On March 24th, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia.

The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also followed, and was perhaps instigated by, President Biden's inflammatory and foolish statement that "Crimea is Ukraine."

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was a chief architect of the US-backed coup against Ukraine in 2014, continued egging on the Ukrainians, promising full US support for the "territorial integrity" of Ukraine. Many Americans wonder why they are not even half as concerned about the territorial integrity of the United States!

Not to be outdone, at the beginning of this month US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin - who previously served on the board of missile-maker Raytheon - called his counterpart in Ukraine and promised "unwavering US support for Ukraine's sovereignty." As the US considers Crimea to be Ukrainian territory, this is clearly a clear green light for Kiev to take military action.

Washington is also sending in weapons. Some 300 tons of new weapons have arrived in the past weeks and more is on the way.

As could be expected, Moscow has responded to Zelensky's decree and to the increasingly bellicose rhetoric in Kiev and Washington by re-positioning troops and other military assets closer to its border with Ukraine. Does anyone doubt that if the US were in the same situation - for example, if China installed a hostile and aggressive government in Mexico - the Pentagon might move troops in a similar manner?

But according to the media branch of the US military-industrial-Congressional-media complex, Russian troop movements are not a response to clear threats from a neighbor, but instead are just more "Russian aggression."

The unhinged US "experts" behind the 2014 coup against the elected Ukrainian president are back in power and they are determined to finish the job - even if it means World War III! The explicit US backing of Ukraine's military ambitions in the region are a blank check to Kiev.

But it is a check that Kiev would be wise to avoid cashing. Back in 1956 the US government pumped endless propaganda into Hungary promising military backing for an uprising against its Soviet occupiers. When the Hungarians, believing Washington's lies, did rise up they found themselves all alone and facing Soviet retaliation.

Despite the cruel US propaganda, at least Eisenhower was wise enough to realize that no one would benefit from a nuclear war over Budapest.

Why is it any of our business whether Crimea is part of Ukraine or part of Russia? Why is it any of our business if the Russian-speaking population of eastern Ukraine prefer being aligned with Russia?

Why, for that matter, are unproven allegations of Russian meddling in our elections a violation of the "rules-based international order" but an actual US-backed coup against an elected Ukrainian government is not?

We are seeing foreign policy made by Raytheon and the other US military contractors, through cut-outs in government like Austin and others. Feckless US foreign policy "experts" believe their own propaganda about Russia and are on the verge of taking us to war over it.

It seems as if Americans are sleepwalking through this dangerous minefield. Let us hope they soon wake up before we're all blown up.

 

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Of course the Russians will never hand over Crimea willingly because they consider it to be Russian territory and so Ukraine would have to take it by force. This is essentially a declaration of war against Russia and Zelensky would have never signed such a document without the approval of the Biden administration.

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Why? You have to ask, Mr. Paul?

PNAC

Wolfowitz Doctrine

The Grand Chessboard

Class is dismissed. There will be a quiz tomorrow.

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Yes, even before 9/11 - PNAC - The Project for a New American Century - calls for American hegemony - that America 'rules the world' - in the new 21st Century by the deceptive use of our military armed forces for some endless regime change wars in the Middle East, starting with Iraq. However, 'absent some catastrophic event, like a New Pearl Harbor, this transformation' of power would take too long so six months later along comes the demolitions at the World Trade Center on 9/11 to strike fear and terror in the Halls of Congress and throughout America. #Panic - The Patriot Act .

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This development is prima facia evidence that Biden was not only not the LTE, but the Greater - despite the debased trolls who were insulting anyone and everyone who questioned the Democrats' true priorities. Looking at you Patrick Walker.

The ironic aspect in all this is that the trolls hid behind "environementalism" to shield thier neocon trolling, while backing the greatest threat to the planet's environment besides war: The neoliberal assault on the earth's soil biodiversity as perfectly personified by their hero, Bill Gates' converison of small farmlands into corporate monocrop plantations.

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All the liberals running around with their hair on fire about Trump having his finger on the nuclear button are completely silent now that the Biden administration is flirting with provoking a hot war with Russia through Ukraine.

This is insanity on steroids. This action is beyond irresponsible. It's criminal. Apparently, the UN has been turned into a useless appendage of US Empire as it hasn't stepped in to take action against Ukraine or the US. Disgusting. Nothing about this in the propaganda outfit frequently referred to as "the news". I guess the population in the US is not supposed to know how close we are to the end until the mushroom clouds appear and our overlords are safely in their luxury bunkers.

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