The six month ‘anniversary’ of the Special Military Operation in the Ukraine
I normally just post the likes of the link below only on my Ukraine – what you’re not being told page. If they were published in a post that would mean an avalanche of post notifications which would soon, possibly, become annoying.
However, I am following a different approach with this link.
The British, especially, seem to be obsessed with anniversaries, particularly those which are related to military conflicts and wars. The 24th August 2022 is the six-month ‘anniversary’ of Russia’s Special Military Operation in the Ukraine so it seems to be an appropriate time to publish, more widely, a discussion which basically reviews the last six months, from its military, political and economic aspects. The discussion provides an intelligent analysis of the events of the last six months (together with reference to the events and decisions leading up to the Russian incursion into Ukraine) and posits thoughts on what will be the consequences of the war and the changes it has caused in the international situation.
The participants, from the start, all agree that Russia is winning (indeed, has already won) the war – but that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the fighting. The ‘west’ wants the war to go on and on and the Ukrainians – for some bewildering reason – are still prepared to be the cannon fodder for western capitalist interests. That means the discussion will come over as ‘pro-Russian’ – although I believe the three involved are looking at the actual situation in an objective manner and are discussing what is happening and not what they would like to happen, as is the theme of ‘western’ propaganda.
This is not a brief discussion – as it’s just under two hours in length – but if people want to make comments and accept decisions and actions taken on their behalf by their governments then it is incumbent upon them to make those decisions based on as much information as possible. If proof was needed of the mendacious politicians we have accepted to be in ‘leadership’ and the shameful, supine media that exists in most of Europe then the events since February 24th have provided it in bucket loads.
If you still think (or have ever thought) that; Ukraine is an incorruptible bastion of democracy and old style liberalism; that Zelensky is a Churchillian demi-god; that more than a third of Ukrainian land hasn’t been privatised and now under the control of just three giant US companies; that workers rights in the Ukraine aren’t being systematically abolished; that Nazis aren’t (or weren’t before their destruction by the Russian army) a major player in Ukrainian life; that Ukraine won’t turn more towards state terrorism in growing desperation at its failures on the battlefield; that the Buffoon is anything more than just that; that the words ‘Truss’ and ‘leader’ on the same page let alone the same sentence isn’t an abuse of the English language; that ‘Sleepy Joe’ isn’t vying for the position of the most pathetic and ineffectual of US Presidents in a field with stiff competition; that the EU is not the organisation which, through its muddled and confused actions in relation to Russia, hasn’t created the bulk of the crisis that is about to hit the populations of the continent; that NATO isn’t a warmongering organisation, led by psychopathic cretins, hell-bent on bringing the world to nuclear annihilation; that the majority of the other world leaders aren’t more akin to spoilt kindergarten children than leaders with ideas, a programme and a strategy to achieve it – then don’t click on the link below. It will just be a waste of your time.
To understand the process the participants went through to come to these conclusions see previous links on Ukraine – what you’re not being told.
There’s been enough death (apart from the Nazis) and destruction on both sides and it’s now time for the ‘western’ powers to use their influence and instead of sending over more and more weapons – which don’t aid the Ukrainians but just means more of them will die – to push for talks that will lead to the end of hostilities. In such a situation they also have to moderate their demands – there is no way that Russia will give up what it has already seized as trust between Russia and the ‘west’ doesn’t really exist any more. Many stated very soon after hostilities took a step up in February that the ‘west’ looked ready to take this war ‘until the last Ukrainian’. That situation doesn’t look that far away now.