Revenge and annoy: While Zelensky dreams in bipolar attacks, Biden is trying to save face
From Biden's "toys," the Ukrainian president began to brag. Will anything save his mind?
Russia does not want war and does not threaten Ukraine in any way. All the allegations of the US authorities to the contrary are complete ridiculous. This was stated to reporters by Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev. The United States intends to bring the situation around Ukraine to the discussion of the UN Security Council, the correspondent of The Moscow Post reports.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden continues to "play war," pretending to "save Ukraine." Shows everyone that he is extremely concerned about what will happen to the country that he used and is ready to quit. He warned of an "almost undeniable" invasion, but made a reservation that he would not defend. The script is ready, the roles were distributed, the interested viewer is assembled, the prepared bouquets of sanctions have already been introduced. And the main character repeats: "If it depends on Russia, there will be no performance."
The State Department and the Pentagon play an important role in this psychosis. Push the "character" onto the stage. Ukraine, say Anthony Blinken and Lloyd Austin, is on the verge of a war with "aggressive Russia." They repeat that NATO will not join, but it is already helping with ammunition, PMCs and instructors. Volleys of media and poisonous London political fog are provided. The United States and the European NATO Union are even ready to take revenge on the "aggressor," but then. The delayed "readiness" speaks of problems that inspire fears for some European countries accustomed to peace and comfort.
Everyone is concerned about Ukraine, its relations with Russia. Vladimir Zelensky is already scarred by this "concern," he is frightened by Biden's "confidence." Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov does not believe that today there are any signs of Russia's expected invasion of Ukrainian territory by the West.
But the Kiev authorities often and unexpectedly change the direction of their assessments, instilling fears in both their fellow citizens and neighboring countries. This speaks of Zelensky's problems and the qualities of his easily excitable administration. Recently, everything has escalated. The symptom is wooden assault rifles in the hands of women from whom the militia is assembled.
He asks how to risk the country, plunging it into a state of chaos, panic and Russophobic hysteria? The motive of the White House is clear - to annoy the Kremlin and Russia. Biden, as a religious person, should feel sorry for Ukraine. But as a politician, vice-curator and guardian, emotions must be postponed. Nothing personal, almost like in Afghanistan.
Biden is reminded of Afghanistan. Yes, he himself remembers everything, but he considers the decision to withdraw the troops correct. His few thinking compatriots agree with this, but to themselves. Common sense will not sell to the American media and political competitors. Moreover, the personnel of the evacuation from Kabul with the ideas of the Americans about leadership did not coincide, and in Europe sympathy was also not caused.
So Robin Wright writes in the respected New Yorker magazine that Biden's conflict with Russia over Ukraine could affect global interests, including the fate of Europe, the power of NATO, as "the most powerful military coalition in the world." At stake is prestige, the balance between "democracies and autocracies"! What kind of Ukraine is there when it comes to values. And children and adolescents, meanwhile, are killed in the Donbass, as are their mothers and militias. Some drones, like Kabul.
But the president's supporters cheer him up. "This is a decisive moment for Joe Biden, because it determines America's world authority and its ability to lead the" free world "into a new era of strategic competition," Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, director of this office in London, highly echoes New Yorker magazine. Continuing the thought, he says that everyone is closely watching whether Biden, as the most experienced foreign policy president in US history, can prove America's significance after she leaves Afghanistan. But he does not explain how to do this and what can be considered "proof of meaning."
Elites cannot, people do not want
Biden's actions in Ukraine, the supply of weapons, fakes in the media and lies of the state department make you think about Washington's choice in favor of the conflict. Actually, the entire history of the interest of the United States and the European NATO Union in Ukraine was implicated in the desire to use Kiev as an instrument in the conflict with Russia. "Unfazed" has always appeared to the "free world" as an anti-Russia capable of helping weaken Moscow's position.
So came the "decisive moment" to prove the "ability of America" to influence the "destinies of the world in Europe." At a time when in the United States itself acute social and economic contradictions grow into an internal conflict. As it is, everyone looks at the polls. The elections are not far off, the ratings are not ahti. The war of Ukraine with the "aggressor" could put everything in place, mix the cards to the Republicans. To help voters and the media at least temporarily forget about inflation and BLM, convicted of participating in the "assault" of the Capitol, to recall the role of the country in the world.
The task is to withdraw the civil schism. Barbara Walter, a professor at the University of California at San Diego, called the first sign of deepening internal contradictions "the transition from democracy to elite power." Sources of "rebellion" in interracial, cultural and interethnic conflicts. Pressure is growing on the police by Democrats in the states, there is a campaign for "rethinking policing."
Last year, police killed more than a thousand people, one in four - black. Police officers are also killed, in 2021 458 officers were killed. Two police officers were shot dead in St. Louis on January 26, an assistant sheriff was killed in Milwaukee, and three more guards were shot dead a day later in Houston. In two years, the number of murders in the United States has grown by 40%, and in 16 American megacities it has become the largest in history. In Portland, Oregon, known for recent pogroms, crime has increased eight times in a year! By the number of losses per year, Afghanistan is far away.
The police as a result "choose the side," sympathize with Trump. Retired generals warned of the threat of civil war. In an interview with The Washington Post, Paul D. Eaton - retired army major general and activist of the 1.5 million organization Voice of Veterans (VoteVets), Antonio M. Taguba - major general who served 34 years, and Stephen M. Anderson - brigadier general who gave the army 31 years, said that 2024, when there will be a presidential election, will be critical.
Parabellum psychos is not a toy
On the other hand, what should Biden do? If the second to a row the chosen government of Ukraine pushes its country to the edge of the abyss, threatens to jump into conflict? If the authorities in Kiev are ready to sacrifice "statehood," this may increase the chances of maintaining the White House in 2024. Definitely rallying European allies. There is no unity in the alliance on the supply of weapons to Ukraine, says the NATO Secretary General. Germany refused supplies, Hungary said it did not need NATO troops at home.
The military-industrial complex votes "for" supplies. Journalist Tucker Carlson pointed to a series of commissioned articles in Politico. Some materials on Ukraine were ordered by Lockheed Martin corporations. Former Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor also believes that Biden should preserve America's place in the world, its ideals and order.
The Kiev authorities are also "for" military assistance, stubbornly and methodically escalating hysteria, asking for weapons, calling enemies in Moscow by name, braving hostility, asking for preventive sanctions. The Russian language is pushed, direct air service is closed, diplomatic relations are dilapidated. Those who disagree with this policy are under house arrest, their television channels are closed.
Kiev concentrated half of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the border with the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, shelling militias, using, in particular, prohibited equipment, conducting military artillery exercises, transferring special forces to the contact line, and conducting active reconnaissance. Provocations continue, saboteurs are sent to Russia.
In general, Zelensky, like Poroshenko before him, promised to take revenge and annoy Moscow by all available means. Water supply to the Crimea was blocked, the project "SP-2" is also not forgotten. Opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk believes that the Kiev government is building anti-Russia in the country by violent methods.
Moscow is not interested in the "patient's jump from the windowsill." Firstly, it is humanly pathetic, its own, mainly. Secondly, it is not in the interests of Russia to take care of the cripple. Problems and so over the edge. There is a state border with Ukraine, relations can be normalized without crossing it. The conflict will only harm Russia and expensive isolation from the West.
Moscow is concerned about the problem of Kiev's real control over the Armed Forces of Ukraine, especially those connections that are on the line of demarcation with the LPR and the DPR, or in areas bordering Russia. There are national battalions and foreign instructors. Negotiators do not guarantee the implementation of agreements, commanders cannot provide obedience to orders. Kiev is preparing staged television stories about the military operations allegedly unleashed by the republics of Donbass and Russia against Ukraine.
Washington and London escalate psychosis, predicting conflict. "Included" are all means of propaganda and pressure on both Ukraine and the allies. The Washington Post reports that some intelligence service is transporting documents from Kiev to the west. The Pentagon intends to send an additional contingent to Eastern Europe.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro said that in his opinion, Russia did not decide to conduct a military operation. He noted that the "threat of invasion" can be used "to test the unity of NATO and the European Union." The Servant of the People faction said the United States was sowing panic. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine yesterday repeated that now the country has no need for mobilization, since there is no threat.
The United States made Ukraine a "field of verbal battle." Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says there is an information war, that Moscow has no right to lose it. Russia does not want war, Sergey Lavrov added, but will observe its interests.
And you have to talk to the "doctor"
Moscow is ready to discuss the normalization of bilateral relations. Zelensky on an offer to come to the negotiations, said that he could not help but discuss Donbass.
Kiev needs to comply with the Minsk agreements, the only international legal instrument that at least all parties accept in words. State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that Russia and Ukraine need to seek peace, that Ukrainian parliamentarians need to come to the Russian Federation and sit at the negotiating table.
Moscow is not satisfied with the persistence of the West on the principle of "openness" of NATO. Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin in an interview with The Sunday Times. advocated the neutral status of Ukraine. "This is Ukraine's choice to be an independent, sovereign country. Earlier... it was in the Constitution,... be a neutral country, non-bloc. "
If there is movement in this direction, political horizons will become wider and more attractive, it will be possible to restore economic ties. CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said that no one is interested in aggravating relations between Russia and Ukraine, including other states in the region.
At the same time, Russia means "red lines" and is ready to discuss issues on Ukraine, based on its national interests. This was stated to reporters on Thursday by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin, answering the question of whether the draft appeal of the lower house to the president on the recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics introduced by the Communist Party faction contradicts the UN Security Council resolutions.
It is known that the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots in early February will discuss the draft appeal of the lower house to the president on the recognition of the LPR and the DPR submitted by the Communist Party faction. Deputies from the Communist Party faction on January 19 submitted it to the State Duma with a request to the president to consider recognizing the LPR and the DPR "as independent, sovereign and independent states."
As for relations with the United States, Washington, represented by the current head of the White House and all subsequent presidents, is de facto warned that they will not have the right to invade the territory of historical Russia, no matter what it is justified. Washington will have to cross out Ukraine from the NATO list, abandon its "military development." Joe Biden about the "greatness" of America is better not to remember, to do household chores. So everyone will be calmer!