By Batiushka for The Saker blog
Clearly, the only certain thing in the Ukraine is that Western aggression is being ‘monsterminded’ centrally from the Pentagon and Brussels. The current counterattacks by NATO-guided, Western mercenary-led and Western-armed Kiev forces around Kharkov, Kherson and elsewhere in Eastern Ukraine against the Allies, the new attacks by Azerbaijan on Armenia, the new Special Forces exercises in southern Moldova, the new threat of war against Russia from Georgia ‘by referendum’, the new disloyalty to Russia by the Kazakh leader, the new friction on the Tadzhik-Kirghiz border on 14 September, the constant attacks on Russia and Russians in the Baltic States and all the ultra-aggressive word and actions of the US/UK/EU towards Russia, are not coincidental. They have led some to predict an imminent World War III and a nuclear holocaust.
Inside the Ukraine the war has been escalated by the West. Everyone since March has clearly seen that this is not a war between Russia and the Ukraine, but a proxy war between Russia and the West. The Ukraine is simply the battlefield and the excuse for Western aggression. Indeed, now that most of the elite of the Kiev Army are dead, disabled or captured, it is Western mercenaries and NATO Special Forces in Ukrainian uniforms who are doing the fighting.
Every time the West escalates, so does Russia. The threat of the US to supply ATACMS ballistic missiles with a range of 300 km, will only escalate the conflict further. Russia, which has been remarkably restrained up till now, has been obliged for the first time to attack some general infrastructure, power stations, rail lines, roads. Soon Central and Western Ukraine, mainly untouched and peaceful so far, apart from the destruction of a few military installations, may be targeted. Maybe US spy satellites over the Ukraine will be targeted too. The US will have brought it on itself.
Is this what the West wants?
The fact is that most of the world supports Russia, not least China. Did the West really think when it forced Russia into liberating Russian Ukraine from genocide on 24 February that the Russian government had not foreseen all the Western attack scenarios? They had eight years to prepare and expected all this. On 14 September the spokeswoman for the Russian government, Maria Zakharova, pointed out on Radio Sputnik that (https://rusvesna.su/news/1663156944):
‘Making Western countries totally dependent, forcing them to continue to give such large-scale aid to the Kiev regime, is to burn them up with fire…Imagine, it is proposed to do this to States that are now thinking about how they can survive the winter…because…Washington teachers told the European Union how to live and what to do. And now, developed countries have at the same time fallen to the level of underdeveloped countries that do not know how to heat themselves’.
The possibility that the conflict in the Ukraine could go nuclear was raised only by Western journalists and as soon as March 2022. In quest of sensationalism, the mercenary-journalists had to say that. Russia has never had any intention of using nuclear weapon, however, if the West insists….., as President Putin said a few weeks ago (I give a loose translation): ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’. (literally: ‘We still have not started’). By all means, poke the bear a bit more, but at your peril.
The West still does not understand that this conflict is an existential war for Russia. The Crimea, the Donbass and elsewhere in Eastern Ukraine are integral parts of Russia. They will never be given up, just as the USA would not give up California, Virginia or Florida. And it will not allow anywhere in the Ukraine to be a military, nuclear or bioweapons threat to Russia, just because members of the violently-installed US-regime in Kiev have been paid to agree to that. Would the US allow it in Canada or Mexico? Russia is not going to give up just because of some NATO mercenaries and NATO arms. If the West tries to wipe Russia off the face of the Earth, Russia will do the same to the West. And it has supporters all over the world. Wait till China takes back Taiwan, as it is preparing to do.
Even those who live on Planet Fantasy, also called Planet Neocon, must see this. Russia will give as ‘good’ as it gets, indeed, even ‘better’, as it has the means.
Will sanity or insanity prevail? I hope sanity, but fear insanity. Human stupidity is limitless.
15 September 2022