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Ukrainian president downplays U.S. assessment of imminent invasion
[ Editor’s Note: I have been embarrassed at the level of US government hype, with mass media cheering it along to get more clicks when the odds are so high against ‘an invasion.
Biden overplayed his hand wanting to boost his tough-guy image, and the US State Department and military love to do that at every opportunity even when they know better. How can I say this politely? They are pulling the American public’s leg to get attention.
Of course, the NATO grifters have poured fuel on the threat fire, as they love the attention also. These people are supposed to be in the security business, but they have a threat aspect toward the public that they would rather the public does not know.
Mass media, its investigative journalism best people, also give this general topic a wide berth as all those who came before played the game to enhance themselves.
Russian and Chinese planes, possibly carrying nuclear weapons, are not continually challenging US and EU air space, for practice, to have some fun, and to get publicity.
The Russians, on one-tenth of the US and NATO military budget, don’t want to put wear and tear on equipment more than needed as you are depreciating it out faster. But they do practice defensive border maneuvers as they are mission-critical.
Ukraine ‘exercises’ its army by letting it torment Donbas with endless shelling and trying to knock out Donbas defensive positions as a kind of sport, as the US taxpayers are footing the bill for the munitions used.
Here is today’s New York Times stirring of the pot example: Russia has enough troops and equipment at Ukraine’s borders to invade the whole country, the Pentagon says.
The claims of defending America and Europe in Ukraine by the US and NATO are pure BS. They are stirring the pot to keep the war game going, stoking fear, uncertainty, and a steady stream of defense contracts where endless amounts are wasted that could have gone to more constructive use. Thus ends my cheery missive for today… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … January 28, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday publicly downplayed the threat of an imminent Russian invasion, adding to the dissonance between Kyiv and Washington.
His remarks put more daylight between the Ukrainian government and the assessments of U.S. officials, who repeatedly have warned that Moscow could move its troops across the border at any moment.
Speaking at a news conference in Kyiv, Zelenskyy accused Western media reporting of undermining Ukrianians’ faith in their government and stoking economic panic across the nation.
He also said that although Ukrainian officials “don’t have any misunderstandings” with President Joe Biden, “I just deeply understand what is going on in my country, just as [Biden] understands perfectly well what is going on in the United States.”
The blunt responses from the Ukrainian president come after Biden and Zelenskyy participated in a call on Thursday that media accounts have described as tense, with Zelenskyy reportedly challenging Biden’s characterizations of the Russian threat.
…“We do not see a bigger escalation that it has been before,” Zelenskyy said of Russia’s provocations, adding that he did not think the security situation “is more intense than it was… at the peak time in early 2021.”
You can read the full Politico article here.