The war in Ukraine is dominating the news and once again the never silent war drums are beating loudly. Naturally, once again, anyone who opposes US involvement in the Russia/Ukraine conflict is unpatriotic and even treasonous, like other particular wars. The music trio the Dixie Chicks, now known as the more politically correct, “the Chicks” learned this all too well. They spoke out against Bush while on foreign soil while a war was going on and were destroyed for it and I went along with all that at the time. Contrast that to President Trump, and in true hypocritical fashion he is vilified by entertainers and elitists on foreign soil, while a war he inherited was in progress, but that criticism no matter how harsh was viewed as patriotic. What was said about Bush by the Chicks, pales in comparison to what was said about Trump on foreign soil while war was on. Based on media reporting everyone seems to be in lock step in the support of Ukraine. Anyone who is not is unpatriotic.
Let’s not split hairs between the differences between military engagements, conflicts, or wars. When the dust settles it’s all war! How do you oppose or protest war without marginalizing those who serve or the past and current lives sacrificed for our freedoms?
Nowadays you can’t. The rules are conveniently set up that way. During the Vietnam war it was fashionable to protest the war which was about stopping the expansion of communism we were told. During the Reagan years, his efforts to deliver a death blow to communism were criticized by those same people. It appears that it is only acceptable to protest and vilify the US when it was fighting against Communism. The rule THEY created later that “I support the soldiers but not the war”, no longer exists. They changed that rule too.
We are told the sovereignty of Ukraine is critical to the well being of its people but when you speak of the sovereignty of the United States, you are a bigot and a white supremacist. The borders of Ukraine must be defended by the US, but the borders of the US, should be open to all even if they are invaders among those who seek refuge. If you are against US involvement in the Ukraine war with Russia, somehow you become a Putin apologist.
Russia is being punished economically from angles none of us even knew existed. The US and its allies are even going after individuals who are defined as “Oligarchs”. An Oligarch, according to Wikipedia is not a Russian term but a Greek word and “is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may or may not be distinguished by one or several characteristics, such as nobility, fame, wealth, education, or corporate, religious, political, or military control. Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist. Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as meaning rule by the rich,4 for which another term commonly used today is plutocracy.”
So what I have learned from this is that Russian oligarchs are bad, Ukrainian oligarchs not so bad, and the US oligarchs are the best in fact they are also often called “philanthropists”. Funny how things work in the field of propaganda. When Vladmir Putin took over one of the first things he did was to reign in the oligarchs, and many exited Russia, leaving only a few pro-Russian oligarchs that were Russian loyalists. I remember this vividly because it was the first time I had to look up the word to really understand who they were and Putin was demonized for it by the US legacy media at the time.
From my view, I see that Democrats, Republicans and Independents with pedigrees, top educational and legal credentials, have made a mess of things and it only took them 25 years or so. Because of their credentials they cannot claim anything other than acting intentionally.
We are required to support every war that comes down the pike no matter the lunacy, and no matter the strategy lest we be traitors and un-American. We have to go along with the social engineering in our military branches to make them more inclusive. If it has a negative impact on volunteer enlistment, they can always re-enact the draft which has been desired for years, and will include women, to maintain this inclusiveness. We are then expected to send our children off to war, while the American children of elitists and oligarchs get deferments or serve and hailed as heroes in their non-combat roles.
We are to ignore US meddling by expanding NATO into former Soviet countries that surround Russia. During the same period Vladmir Putin has been demonized and identified as the enemy of the US. We have worked covertly using color revolutions to oust governments aligned with Russia and replaced regimes that are more Western friendly. We then arm these governments and establish a US presence in them. Putin is not supposed to see that as a threat against Russia. Lest he be labeled unhinged, a madman and a seeking to restore the Soviet Union to its former glory. There is only one important piece missing. He didn’t do it before now and he has been in power for 2 decades.
The US battled the cold war and Communist Russia capitulated and dissolved. Russia never lost its ranking as “enemy”. If it had, NATO would have dissolved, but it didn’t it expanded into the countries that fell away from Russia. Countries that wanted their independence from Russia, are now puppet regimes of the US. How is that independence? Those include Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. This all started in 2004 all under the auspices of fighting the war on terror, without Putin launching an attack to prevent it. That was How come Russia did not become a member of NATO along with them?
Well they couldn’t very well be a member of NATO and the enemy at the same time! You have heard NATO’s sales pitch…”an attack on one is an attack on all”. How insane is that? So if one of our NATO allies provokes a non-NATO ally into a war…we all go to war!
What a great recipe for disaster! In fact, we have been building up forces against Russia using NATO “just in case of an attack” that it has led to an attack on Ukraine who was working on joining NATO also. The common denominator here is NATO.
They say that Putin wants to restore the former Soviet Union but what he is demanding is independence which means independence from the US AND Russia.
In 2004, March 30th to be exact, according to the Washington Post’s own reporting…”Russian officials have said they will respond if NATO’s eastward expansion begins to look threatening. “If NATO believes that there is any need for such protection in the Baltic region, Russia reserves the right to draw its own conclusions from it and, if necessary, to act accordingly,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko was quoted as saying by Itar-Tass, the AP said.”
Putin has claimed that he is attacking Neo-Nazi’s but Zelensky is Jewish as are many of the top leadership in the Ukraine so what is that all about? It is about the Svoboda political party. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svoboda_(political_party)
According to the very liberal and very Anti-Trump – Salon.com who has now changed its tune on Ukraine
Published March 8, 2014 3:00PM (EST)
The U.S. is backing Ukraine’s extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
So Putin isn’t lying after all, which begs the question….What the hell is really going on here?
According to our own so called experts Russia is planning on invading other countries, but guess which ones? The other nations that borders with Russia that joined NATO. Again, the common denominator is NATO.
If Putin wanted to expand he would have started in 2004 not 18 years later. That should be a red flag to any average critical thinker.. The very thought of placing blame on the US is called treasonous and un-American but the reality the guilty parties are factions within the US and those that go along with them, that holds the responsibility. They are the treasonous people and the un-American. Actions by our leaders who put the US and its citizens in harms way, unnecessarily who perpetuate war for the sake of war are of the treasonous bunch. But they get a free pass time and again. It is about as un-American as you can get. I am American and loyal with no dual citizenship like many of those in leadership roles. Factions have taken over our government, call them deep state, communists, redcoats or whatever you want to call them. It is these and their decision that I am opposed to and you should oppose them also. The war in Ukraine is not a war for America, it is a war for special interests in America and we can see all the pundits in the media, promoting US involvement and realize what side they are really on.
They are in it for the special interests not for the average person on the street.
Everyday I watch the names pop up in the headlines and in the stories and the field is littered with anti-Trumpers and never Trumpers of the worst kind. Trump was an America first, non-interventionalist and even the pro-Trump talking heads support intervention in Ukraine as if it is “holy land” when in fact previously it was known for corruption. If news media is blasting Trump for his Russia loyalty and his Putin bromance to further demonize him then this should be a big clue to you that nothing has changed with the deep state. What has happened in Ukraine is what Trump was trying to avoid, why then would any true Trump supporter, break ranks and side with the liberals and neo-conservatives and support Ukraine? All of the Trump haters are still hating Trump and the Russia/Ukraine war just gives them more reason to hate him.
We are expected to support whatever war is chosen for us as some kind of twisted bizarre patriotic act. I recognize these people all too well, as those preaching to me about patriotism while they maintain more than 1 citizenship. The dual loyalists who are citizens of other countries, preach to the rest of us about American loyalty. Support a war and your deemed loyal to America, but in reality, our loyalty is really towards America’s warmongers, and not America itself. We are expected to support whatever war they start. We are expected to remain silent, be supportive and just look out our windows and watch the road leading to our home, to watch for the moment our children, husbands & wives, or grandchildren return home from war or watch for the vehicle with special markings coming to deliver news, and thank us for our sacrifice for the greater good and the cause of freedom. Whose freedom? We struggle to recognize this threat to freedom in some hell hole of a country whose threat to freedom seems distant to our own concept of it. We see Ukraine’s freedom as sacrosanct while American freedom is under attack from within and we allow it. We have sacrificed time and again so that America can push our western values on other countries, that are no longer our old fashion western values but have become a thing promoted by a small minority that is a, war loving, sodomy-promoting, gender-confused, hedonistic, pro-abortion, porn-ified, anti-family, and anti-Christ nation of values. Before we set out imposing these values of this small minority on other countries, we should take a good hard look at what our values really are. Maybe they do not want it. Those western values are not the same as they were 30 or even 20 years ago. Until we impose sanctions on our own Oligarchs, as are on the Russian Oligarchs, things will never change.