I’m sorry. I am a constitutional conservative and an America First type of guy. Therefore, I have no desire to virtue signal my support for the Ukraine-Russia war other than to note it was not an unprovoked attack but appears to be a continuation of the U.S. State Department/CIA policy.
The Bush/Cheney effort marked the initial attempt to alter Ukraine/Russia relations with the CIA-led 2004 “Orange Revolution,” which led to the removal of the Yushchenko and his corrupt prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.
In 2010, Yanukovych made a political comeback, won the presidential election, and reestablished closer ties with Moscow.
In 2013-2014, the Obama/Biden/Clinton State Department/CIA forces tried again, with a campaign nicknamed the “revolution of the Maidan,” named for the central square in Kyiv occupied by anti-government protesters.
A notorious leaked phone call between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt documented Washington’s role in directing the right-wing campaign that ultimately drove Yanukovych into exile. Nuland boasted that the United States had expended $5 billion in Ukraine to promote its interests.
Ukraine: The Mess that Victoria Nuland Made
Victoria Nuland engineered Ukraine’s “regime change” in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences.
As the Ukrainian army squares off against ultra-right and neo-Nazi militias in the west and violence against ethnic Russians continues in the east, the obvious folly of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy has come into focus even for many who tried to ignore the facts, or what you might call “the mess that Victoria Nuland made.”
Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs “Toria” Nuland was the “mastermind” behind the Feb. 22, 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, plotting the overthrow of the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych while convincing the ever-gullible U.S. mainstream media that the coup wasn’t really a coup but a victory for “democracy.”
To sell this latest neocon-driven “regime change” to the American people, the ugliness of the coup-makers had to be systematically airbrushed, particularly the key role of neo-Nazis and other ultra-nationalists from the Right Sektor. For the U.S.-organized propaganda campaign to work, the coup-makers had to wear white hats, not brown shirts. <Source>
For those who do not recognize Victoria Nuland’s name, she was a significant part of the proceedings during the impeachment of Donald Trump when he asked Ukraine President Zelensky to investigate Biden-related corruption in Ukraine.
Following what I believe is the Democrat-staged loss of an estimated $80 billion in U.S. infrastructure and weapons during the Biden Administration’s surrender of Afghanistan, the U.S. military-industrial complex, including cadres of well-paid mercenary contractors, needed another government teat -- a long-term source of continuing revenue.
So what I am now seeing is a continuation of that effort as the war in Ukraine…
NATO chief says Ukraine war could last ‘years’ and require long-term support.
The head of NATO cautioned on Sunday that the war in Ukraine could last years and urged Western nations to continue to provide military and humanitarian assistance in its fight against Russia.
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said providing state-of-the-art weaponry to Ukrainian troops is critical in their effort to free the eastern Donbas region from Russian control, Bild am Sonntag reported. “We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not let up in supporting Ukraine,” Stoltenberg said.
“Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, also because of rising energy and food prices,” he said.
Russia launched its invasion in Ukraine on Feb. 24 and set out to quickly take the capital Kyiv, but determined Ukrainian forces deterred the onslaught.Since then, the battlefield has shifted. <Source>
Should we care?
The Ukraine war appears to be a long-haul war of attrition where Russian manpower and Russia-manufactured weaponry will eventually succeed unless countered by weaponry and Western support. The gravest consequence of the war of attrition is that Ukraine will run out of fighters before Russia and will need NATO or American forces (one and the same) to fight Russia in the near future.
From January through June, the U.S. has provided more financial assistance and military aid ($40 - $60 billion) to Ukraine -- more than all other countries combined. Other than continuing U.S. employment and profits, I am hard-pressed to see a benefit to the American taxpayer.
Are we prepared to spend $100 billion annually, more than the budget of the Department of Homeland Security, to defend the American Homeland? Protecting Ukraine’s borders and not ours -- which is the U.S. gateway to an invading hoard of illegal aliens, including criminals, crazies, and terrorists.
And, that’s not the worst part -- we will have to prop up the Ukraine government, including their salaries, pensions, and other benefits.
Not to mention that China controls 7% of Ukraine’s farmland and would be the direct beneficiaries of our generosity.
If Trump were the President, at least we might be getting oil, wheat, and other commodities in return.
Something stinks -- and I believe it is the Democrat Party which has consistently weakened the leadership of the U.S. military by purging highly-experienced leadership down to the non-com level.
Let us not forget that a corrupt Ukraine served as the piggy bank for many high-ranking U.S. politicians, former Vice President and now President Joe Biden included and that records and witnesses to the criminal activities of U.S. politicians and agencies can quickly disappear in the “fog of war.”
Where is the diplomacy? What can the combatants do to end the conflict? I say attack the oligarchs and make the continuing war unprofitable for both sides.
We are so screwed when there is no transparent foreign policy and our Democrat-run government is corrupt and compromised by the evildoers.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS