I’ve never been a fan of Putin.
I’m not a Lefty who looks up to or admires him.
I think he is a thug who has used appalling authoritarian tactics to hold onto power.
That’s not to say I don’t agree with his criticism of the West and the abomination that is the US Military Industrial Complex.
I’m not fan of Washington or Moscow.
I argued that Putin would invade the Ukraine because of the attempted coup in Kazakhstan in January and that his view of NATO expansion had become an existential threat.
The West should have ensured Russia’s collective sense of national security was respected.
Putin’s bluff means he has to double down on the war in Ukraine…
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director William Burns said on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin believes doubling down on the military conflict in Ukraine will improve the outcome of the war.
…Putin’s desperation of course is now being purposely manipulated by the West…
When Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III declared Monday at the end of a stealth visit to Ukraine that America’s goal is to see Russia so “weakened” that it would no longer have the power to invade a neighboring state, he was acknowledging a transformation of the conflict, from a battle over control of Ukraine to one that pits Washington more directly against Moscow.
…protecting innocent Ukrainians from invading Russians is now secondary to a wider American goal of significantly weakening Russia.
Those are two very different goals and of course the American Military Industrial Complex is already making $33Billion in military aid…
President Joe Biden on Friday authorized the shipment of another $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine for artillery rounds and radar systems in its fight against Russia’s invading forces.
Biden said the latest spending means his administration has “nearly exhausted” what Congress authorized for Ukraine in March and called on lawmakers to swiftly approve a more than $33 billion spending package that will last through the end of September.
…$33billion and a new military aim to weaken Russia.
This stopped being about saving innocent Ukrainian lives sometime ago. This is now about making the American Corporate Military Gods of War rich.
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