I will use this column to share with readers what people in Ukraine are telling me about the conflict going on with Russia. But first, I must point you to what I believe is the BEST analysis of the Ukrainian situation that I have read to date—and I have read a LOT.
I’m talking about this article by David Stockman:
Economic, social, and political dangers abound. That’s because Washington and its subservient mainstream media are delirious with war fever-like at no time in the last seven decades.
The resulting reckless pursuit of an unhinged Sanctions War against Russia poses a dire threat to the global economy and domestic prosperity and does so for no good reason of homeland security whatsoever.
With respect to the latter, the sheer facts are overwhelming. So we repeat them with an added total for the respective military budgets: To wit, the economic might of NATO is 29X that of Russia and its combined defense budgets are 18X greater, which tells you all you need to know about the “Russian threat”:
*NATO: $42.78 trillion of GDP; 945 million population; $45,130 per capita income; $1,200 billion defense budget;
*RUSSIA: $1.46 trillion of GDP; 144 million population; $10,300 per capita income; $67 billion defense budget.
Given these realities, why should Washington care about an intramural battle among contiguous peoples and territories that have been joined at the hip for most of the last 1300 years?
The implicit answer is that it’s the world’s self-appointed policeman and Spanker-in-Chief.
The fact is, Ukraine is the Poland and Czechoslovakia of the present time – an artificial state loaded with Russians and with no reason for existence in its present form and girth. Well, still again, other than Washington’s fanatical insistence that the happenstance map of administrative units which fell out of the Soviet Union’s collapse constitute sacred borders that must be preserved at all hazards.
On the contrary, what Putin wants, ironically, is the pre-communist status quo ante. That is, he wants Crimea, where Ukrainians constitute but a tiny minority and which had been Russian since 1783. And, more crucially, which hosts the greatest strategic military asset possessed by Russia thereafter – the great Naval base at the headwaters of the Black Sea in Sevastopol.
Likewise, the Donbas and territories east of the Dnieper River and along the northern edge of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov have been Russian for upwards of 300 years. By all facts of pre-1922 history, these territories amounted to Novorossiya (“New Russia”) as shown in this map from 1897.
As it happened, they became “Ukrainian” only by writ of two of history’s greatest evil monsters – Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin – who placed them in the administrative unit of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic for reasons that have no historic validity whatsoever.
Yet a devastating war goes on there today – a war which is careening to the precipice of WWIII – because Washington encourages Kiev to insist on the retention of “every inch” of a map put together by Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev.
The worst thing, of course, is that all of this “war socialism” has nothing to do with the defense of the homeland or anything rational at all. On the contrary, it’s the rotten spawn of an Imperial City populated by careerist politicians who get their jollies pretending to be the suzerains of mankind and Spanker-in-Chief of the planet’s malefactors.
Unfortunately, the current mess isn’t half of it. The MSM is presenting such a distorted and fanciful picture of on-the-ground conditions in Ukraine that the American public is totally in the dark about what comes next. That is, the Ukrainian military has been decimated and the resistance of the Kiev government is on its last legs – notwithstanding the nonstop whistling past the graveyard of the nation’s clownish president.
Stockman has much more to say, of course, and I urge you to read his entire treatise. As I said, it’s the best I’ve read on the subject to date.
But the last Stockman paragraph quoted above is a perfect segue into what people from inside Ukraine are telling me. I will keep these sources unidentified for obvious reasons.
The letter to follow summarizes most of the sentiments I have received from people living in Ukraine or who have family living in Ukraine. (FYI: One of my immediate family members by marriage is Ukrainian on one side of the family and Russian on the other side.)
From a faithful Liberty Fellowship follower (the letter has been edited for space and to smooth out broken English):
Hello Pastor Chuck,
Ukraine and Russia are one nation. Up to 75% of Ukraine, Russia, Belorussia, and Poland have the same ancestry.
The media in the U.S. gives totally different information from what is really going on.
I am writing so that you know what is going on in Ukraine from people who are in Ukraine.
Here is what the Ukrainian people know: The Russian army is very much on the offensive, but because they do not want to harm the civilian populations, they are moving slowly.
They [the Russian army] distribute food and medicine to the civilian populations. The Russian government pays 10,000 rubles to each senior citizen and to each Ukrainian government employee in each territory they occupy so that civil servants would still be able to provide civil services to the population.
One Ukrainian city was defended by the Azov Battalion [Ukrainian Nazi gangsters]. From many interviews with the local civilian people, the Azov military destroyed 80% of the buildings in that city. Civilians saw Ukrainian artillery shooting into the buildings of their own towns.
Sometimes soldiers of the Azov Battalion move into schools, churches, hospitals, and apartment buildings of the city and stay there for 2 or 3 days; and when they leave, they bomb the buildings.
Civilians are saying that Ukrainian planes are bombing their own cities.
Azov soldiers would not let old people, women, and children move out of the cities. They said, “You are our living shields.” Sometimes they would not let civilians get out of their basements for more than 20 days with no food or water.
People in one city say that before the war if they spoke Russian in public, they would be penalized with large fines.
These cities in Ukraine were Russian territory for some 300 years or more.
Most of the captured Russian soldiers are being tortured. One Russian soldier was crucified and burned on a cross by the Ukrainian army. Many Russian soldiers are being castrated by the Ukrainians.
I hope this information is useful and will help to give you a better understanding of what is really going on in Ukraine.
The media propaganda regarding Ukraine is every bit as preposterous as was its propaganda regarding the phony Covid pandemic. For all of the reasons stated by David Stockman above and by the numerous eyewitness testimonies I have received from people inside Ukraine, for media Nazis like Sean Hannity to inanely support war with Russia–even nuclear war–over Ukraine makes him and the rest of the War Party’s mindless media moguls appear as mentally deranged as that cognitive midget at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Senator Rand Paul is exactly right: Joe Biden’s declining mental faculties present a “national security risk” that could see the U.S. dragged into a war with Russia. And the MSM seems gleefully insouciant in their eagerness to follow this injudicious idiot into potential global nuclear war.
Over what? What is no more than the globalist Deep State’s financial laundromat in Eastern Europe—the home of more neo-Nazis and neo-Nazi gangs than any country in the world.
The American people—including Christian people—need to snap out of their fascination with war propaganda and war propagandists, because this is NOT funny! This is NOT a joke! This is NOT a kid’s game! This is DEADLY SERIOUS!
The Russian people have endured the horrors of war in their homeland that the American people cannot even begin to imagine. If the unthinkable happened, those people are a million times more prepared to endure the hardships that would ensue than are we Americans. In fact, I can’t think of a citizenry in the world more unprepared for global nuclear war than the spoiled, pampered people of the United States.
I and most people I know would gladly give our lives in defense of our homeland against an attacking alien force. But it will be a cold day in Hades before I am willing to give my life—and the lives of my family—to help the corrupt criminals in the globalist Deep State hold on to their illicit blood money in a land of Nazi gangsters and Zionist banksters halfway around the world.
First published on April 2, 2022.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.