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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Washington pumping up war fever

 


It's nonstop in the western media. The message - war with Russia is coming. 

An American friend of mine, now living in Russia, has two sons in the US Army. One of them said to him today, "your two sons are going to be fighting your beloved Russia." So the troops are obviously being told to prepare for war. One of those sons, an Army Special Forces soldier has been sent to western Ukraine several times to train the Nazi death squads that have been brought into the Ukrainian  Army since the US orchestrated coup d'├ętat in 2014.

Russia has repeatedly stated that they have no intention of invading Ukraine - unless Ukraine first strikes Crimea or the Donbass (eastern Ukraine that borders Russia where two Russian-ethnic republics are located that have continually been targets of the right-wing Kiev government since 2014).

Russia constantly says they have no desire to take over the failed Ukrainian state - in fact Moscow says that the US-NATO have driven that country into the ground since the 2014 coup and they should help it recover. But the Washington agenda is chaos - just like Iraq, Syria, Libya and other places US-NATO have destroyed with their 'freedom war machine'.

Let's take a moment and look at possible reasons for the US-NATO daily agitation for war.

  • The western corporate powers see their reign as 'global rulers' rapidly vanishing and know this is the last chance to bring down Russia and China before the 'multi-polar' world comes into fruition in the next few years. 
  • The west is led by evil, psychopaths who thirst for war. The neo-cons come to mind.
  • It's all a big public relations scheme to create a rare 'win' for the west. If Russia does not invade Ukraine then the US-NATO can claim it was all because they stood up to the 'Russian bear', proving that their out-of-date alliance still has a role in the world today. 
  • Western oligarchs can't stand to let Russia have all those natural resources in the Arctic that are becoming possible to extract due to melting ice. So Russia must be broken up into smaller nations giving Mr. Big the chance to make the grab. See the RAND Corporation study that lays out the plan to balkanize Russia here. Thus there is no stopping this rush to war.
  • US-NATO are bluffing. It's all a great distraction to help take the heat off Big Pharma's global vaccine campaign and growing international economic problems.
  • You pick - give us your take in the comments.

Now let's review some of the reasons why war might be avoided.

  • If the US-NATO really went to full blown war with Russia then it would likely go nuclear. China would probably be pulled in. If this happens forget covid - kiss your family good-bye. Is the US-NATO stupid enough to try this? Yes they are but there are some sensible leaders in Europe who know this would not be such a great idea. Let's hope they have the stuff it takes to help shut down this insanity.
  • The US-NATO constant aggression is a big money maker for the military industrial complex so this current war talk is a cash cow for them. But they are not stupid and know that nuclear war does not help their profit line.

Think back to 2003 and George W. Bush's ill-fated 'shock and awe' attack on Iraq that turned that nation into a chaotic failed state. Prior to the US-UK attack there were massive protests around the world for peace.

This time, as Washington-Brussels do their daily war-prep media barrage, there are few global protests. In fact there are some in the 'US peace movement' who buy the hype and believe Russia wants to remake the Soviet Union by invading Europe. Anyone who is actually paying real attention at this moment knows that story line is bullshit. But sadly some who should be protesting US-NATO provocations and aggression are not doing so. This weakens our ability to stop WW III.

I hope and pray that more people will speak out - and soon. Our lives depend on your courage and your action.

Bruce  


7 Comments:

Anonymous Bob said...

Good statement Bruce.

1/20/22, 2:39 PM  
Blogger the6thextinction said...

taking Crimea 2014 by force or threat of seems kind coup ey to me. Where as 2013 Euromaiden protests to oust pro russia prez seems more like people feeling like they aren't being listened to.
Heard ex diplomat say u.s. has like 6,000 soldier spread out in europe which hardly compares to 100,000. and no way you can get away with calling that an exercise. that's intimidation baby. // dip also said this is reason we have short range (nuclear?) missles parked and ready to light off w/in range of russia. that no way we have supply chain and numbers to deter 100,000. in lieu of bodies, hardware. i'm not waving the flag here, america has issues. what does the citizenry say ? 5050 split ?

1/20/22, 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the US has 66,000 troops in Europe with 6000 of them in the Eastern part.
And then there are the US military "advisors" in Ukraine -as in Taiwan.

1/20/22, 8:05 PM  
Blogger Bruce K. Gagnon said...

Russia did not invade Crimea. They had a long-term lease with Ukraine that allowed over 20,000 military personnel at the Russian navy and air bases there.
The Russian-ethnic people of Crimea self-organized a referendum and voted 96% to seek to rejoin Russia. They saw the 2014 Nazi-led take over in Kiev during the US orchestrated coup and wanted nothing to do with the 'new Ukraine' regime.
See this excellent film produced by Oliver Stone https://vimeo.com/252426896?ref=fb-share

1/21/22, 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The west is led by evil, psychopaths"

The entire world is ruled by psychopaths -- https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

You still ignorantly operate in the "west" "east" and other silly paradigms failing to see the true nature of the world we live in ...

1/22/22, 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Claire Bear said...

Thank you, Bruce for important commentary about US militarism and the possible deadly consequences.

I am so glad you are back to health and staying on the ball.

Keep speaking truth to power!

1/23/22, 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT WILL DEPEND ON PUTIN WHETHER THERE IS AN ATTACK FIRST ON UKRAINE AND THEN A POSSIBLE US/NATO RESPONSE. PUTIN LOVES HIS RUSSIA AND HIS RUSSIAN PEOPLE AND CULTURE .THE OLD RELIGIOUS CULTURE. SO I DOUBT THAT HE WILL PUSH TO THE POINT OF A NUCLEAR CONFLICT.BUT THE US NATO CABAL MAY JUST PUSH HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE HIM RESPOND NUCLEAR.IT IS COMING TO HEAD SOON AS RUSSIA IS BUILDING AN ATTACK FORCE ON UKRAINE WITH TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT TO BELARUS . AND THERE IS TALK OF ANOTHER MAIDEN RESPONSE CAUSING A GOVERNMENT FAILURE.

1/25/22, 9:01 AM  

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