By Bill Collier- In an AP article, it is noted President Biden is essentially telling his own Party bosses that a. he doesn’t know Putin’s off ramp in Ukraine and b. he fears we are closer to nuclear war than ever, on par with the great nuclear scare of 1962. But why are we who once proudly felt our efforts had led to the end of the Cold War once again considering the possibility of a Soviet Snow?
The typical indeptness and “Americans last” attitude among Democrats and their little toady Biden led to this situation. Honestly, under a Republican like Trump, Reagan, or Eisenhower, Russia would have never taken such liberty. Only Democrats and their collaborators, the Bushes, would fumble so.
I still say SLAVA UKRAINI, HEROYIM SLAVA, I root for the Ukrainian PEOPLE, but I am not amused by and will not forget that the Democratic Party’s obsession with interventionism and Russophobia led to this more than anything Ukraine or even Russia did to provoke this tragedy.
On one hand, we cannot bow to nuclear blackmail but on the other hand the Democratic Party’s warmongering ways and ineptitude are the true cause of the crisis we face.
This should never have gotten this far.
It all started with Bush, the collaborator Republican, caving on Putin’s Georgia adventure and, before that, to Clinton’s insistence Ukraine surrender its nuclear arsena for a worthless “guarantee” of its territorial integrity.
But is nuclear war in the offing or is the banging of the war drums essentially the corpostate’s “wag the dog” scenario to bolster Democrats under the banner of Biden as a “war President?” The ground level truth here may be somewhat a wag the dog scenario that has gotten out from the control of its perpetrators. In orchestrating a war, the corpostate establishment meant to bleed Russia but not seriously threaten it, all in the service of the military-industrial complex, global corporate gains, and propping up Biden as a tough guy.
It is almost certainly improbable that Putin would fall for the bait and do something rash, like hit the Ukes with a tactical nuclear weapon. But so was it improbable that Putin, without massive numerical superiority or total control over the air space, would have launched a full-fledged invasion that would basically fail. This doesn’t mean Russia is out as this masisve and tough country has clawed back from defeat under much tougher circumstances.
For instance, the Ukrainians have more than tacitly agreed a rules of engagement (ROE) that says they cannot hit Russia proper despite the fact Russia is free to strike their state in any location. This notion an enemy can cross your border to attack you and annex your country but you must not strike them anywhere except for inside your country is as foolhardy as giving up Ukrainian nuclear weapons was.
But will Putin hit the button and lob a nuke into his enemy’s country?
It is more likely that if the Russians do a nuclear demonstration it will be in as sparsely populated an area as possible, followed by an ultimatum that Davos/DC will either stand up to or bow to. Whatever Kyiv wants to do, the decision will not be theirs in the end.
Full on nuclear war is unlikely and if this scenario plays out it is hard to see what will follow. Even if the Davos Axis (the Powers, state and corporate, under the control of Davos shot-callers) caves and demands Kyiv accept its role as the Czechoslovokia to a modern Munich Accord, they will inflict harsh and unrelenting sanctions on the Russians that will not be worth their phyrric victory.
This is a war on two levels. Locally it is Putin’s armies versus the sovereign people of Ukraine. But the meta reality of this war is that it is between the Davos Axis and Putin’s Russian state, which is the property of the oligarchs. The “national interests” of Western countries, Ukraine, and Russia are irrelevant, even if the Russian cannon fodder and Ukrainian frontline patriots are caught in the middle and forced to die for agendas in Davos/Brussels/DC or Moscow that do not serve them.
If you think the Democrats and their lapdog President have American interests at heart or really care for the Ukrainian people, then you are living in a bubble of fantasy not reflective of reality in the slightest.
It is possible to truly want to support Ukraine. The Davos Axis vis the instruments of American power which they now control may have caused all this. But the people of Ukraine do not deserve to be abandoned and even if the quisling Democrats are routed and American government is returned to the People, we should recognize our moral obligation to the people of Ukraine. One can both have eyes wide open as to the true cause and motive behind this war and yet also wholly support the people of Ukraine who did not choose this war.
So we face the potential of nuclear war, something we old Cold Warriors thought was in our past and something we fought to prevent. We face this because the Democrats did not know how to stand up to Putin while constantly engaging in Russophobia and incendiary rhetoric which drove the Bear into irrational fears until he lashed out. The Davos Axis wanted a quick Russian victory in the East followed by a long protracted guerilla war. The staunch bravery and fighting skill of the Ukrainians prevailed enough that arming them, after years of a military equipment moratorium, became a political necessity.
At each stage Biden resisted the next level, dragging feet on what arms would be sent, each an escalation, and now Ukrainian victories are making Putin panic and reach for the Big Red Button. Even now, Biden openly states he has no idea what Putin’s off-ramp to this war is, beyond going nuclear to level the playing field.
Thus, nuclear war looms ever closer, more than ever, and the Democrats as Davos Axis stooges wring their hands desperately without having any answers.