The Ukrainian population is divided between a part of European culture and another of Russian culture. This singularity offers Washington a playground against Moscow.

For several weeks now, the drums have been beating, sounding war. But none of the allies want to die for Kiev or sacrifice themselves to Russia.

First, the Anglo-Saxons have a hereditary enemy: the Russians. For them, Russians are despicable people, destined since Otto I (10th century) to be nothing but slaves, as their name indicates (‘Slavic’ means both ethnicity and slave).

In the 20th century, they were against the USSR, allegedly because it was communist, and are now against Russia without knowing why.

Second, the enemies they have created for themselves by waging an “endless war” against them since September 11, 2001.

The populations of the wider Middle East, whose state organization they are systematically destroying, whether they are allies or adversaries, in order to “send them back to the stone age” and exploit the riches of their region.

Third point is China, whose economic development threatens to relegate them to second place. In their eyes, they have no other choice than war.

This is at least what their political scientists think, and they even speak of the “Thucydides trap” in reference to the war that Sparta waged against Athens, frightened by its flight.

Fourth, come the issues of Iran and North Korea, which lack far behind the first three motivations.

Fighting three wars at once is extremely difficult. The Pentagon is currently looking at how to prioritize these. It will report in June.

There is absolute secrecy about the commission that is doing this assessment. No one even knows who the members are. Yet without delay, the Biden administration is focusing on Russia.

The United States of America has no other objective than to destroy Russian culture, Arab state structures, and – eventually – the Chinese economy. This has absolutely nothing to do with the legitimate defense of their people.

There is no other way to explain why the United States spends astronomical sums on its military that bear no relation to the budgets of those it describes as its “friends” or “enemies”.

According to the Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the US military budget is at least equal to the sum of the budgets of the other 15 most armed states together. However, the USA is mostly concerned about Russia’s recovery.

Their economy is diversifying, particularly in agriculture, but remains dependent on energy exports. Their army has been renewed, their military-industrial complex is more efficient than the Pentagon’s, and it has acquired experience in Syria.

For Washington, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline threatens to free Western Europe from its dependence on US oil.

While the attachment of Crimea to the Russian Federation, and even that of Donbass, is at least partially a blow to Ukraine’s dependence on the American Empire (Crimea and Donbass are not of Western culture).

Finally, the Russian military presence in Syria is slowing down the project of political destruction of all the peoples of this region.

It was undoubtedly President Biden who opened the hostilities by calling the Russian president a “killer”. The two powers had never exchanged insults, even in the Gulag era. His interlocutor replied politely and offered to discuss the matter publicly, which he refused.

The United States has a short-term view of the world. They do not see themselves as responsible for their legacy.

According to them, the evil Russians have amassed more than 100,000 troops in the vicinity of Ukraine and are preparing to invade it, as the Soviets did in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

But then it was not Russia, but the USSR; not the Putin doctrine, but the Brezhnev doctrine; and Leonid Brezhnev himself was not Russian, but Ukrainian.

The Russians, on the contrary, have a long-term view of the world. In their view, the barbaric Americans challenged the balance of power with the attacks of 11 September 2001.

Immediately afterwards, on December 13, 2001, President Bush announced the withdrawal of the United States from the ABM Treaty.

The United States then brought into NATO, one by one, almost all the former members of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR in violation of their promise at the time of the dissolution of the latter. This policy was confirmed by the Bucharest Declaration in 2008.

Everyone knows the peculiarity of Ukraine: Western culture in the West, Russian culture in the East. For about fifteen years, the country was politically frozen, until Washington organized a pseudo-revolution and put its puppets, in this case neo-Nazi’s, in power.

Moscow reacted quickly enough for Crimea to declare its independence and join the Russian Federation, but it hesitated for the Donbass. Since then, it has been handing out Russian passports to all the inhabitants of this Ukrainian region for which it is the only hope.

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In mid-March 2021, the US regime and its NATO partners organized the Defender-Europe 21 military exercises. These will continue until June. This is a repeat of the mega-exercise Defender-Europe 20, which was reduced and shortened due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

It is a huge deployment of men and equipment to simulate a confrontation with Russia. These manoeuvres are joined by a nuclear bomber exercise in Greece, next to the Turkish border.

Responding to NATO, Russia undertook its own manoeuvres on its western border, including its border with Ukraine. It was even sending additional troops to Crimea and as far as Transnistria.

President Joe Biden called his Ukrainian counterpart to assure him of his support against Russia. According to the Atlantic Council, he announced his decision to give him a hundred combat aircraft (F-15, F-16 and E-2C) currently based at Davis-Monthan air base.

After discussing weapons and money with Sheikh Tamin in Qatar, Ukrainian President Zelinski came to talk about men with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on 10 April 2021.

In view of the Qatari endorsement, NATO member Turkey immediately began recruiting international jihadists in Syria to fight in the Ukrainian Donbass.

Turkish military instructors were also sent to the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, the headquarters of the International Islamist Brigade, created by President Erdoğan and his then Ukrainian counterpart with Tatars loyal to Washington against Russia.

Logically, the Russian Federation was amassing troops on the Ukrainian border.

Two days later, the G7 issued a statement expressing concern about Russian movements, but ignoring those of NATO and Turkey. It welcomed Ukraine’s restraint and called on Russia to stop its provocations.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, son of a Ukrainian mother held extensive talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kouleba. War was inexorably on the way. President Joe Biden gave his vision of the conflict, expelled ten Russian diplomats.

He imposed sanctions on Russia, which was accused not only of rigging elections to get President Donald Trump elected, but also of offering bounties for the assassination of US soldiers in Afghanistan and of attacking federal computer systems using SolarWinds software.

President Volodymyr Zelensky went to meet his French and German counterparts, Macron and Merkel. While deploring the Russian escalation and reaffirming their moral support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, they were evasive about what would happen next. In the end, it is a bit early to die for the Kiev cause.

Voltaire / ABC Flash Point Europe News 2021.

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