War in Ukraine is part of the Global Battle for resources
[ Editor’s Note: The Ukraine War continues to drift sideways without any large offenses, despite the elimination of most of Kiev’s air force, and lots of its military infrastructure. Moscow seems to be planning its military moves to minimize combat losses, strategy that is understandable.
But the wild card is that NATO, which is not involved in the war, actually is in most every way except for moving troops in with large formations, yet. I use the term, wild card, as it seems obvious that NATO assets have been there assisting Zelensky in a number of ways.
South Front has its recap below. No one’s name was on it, so I suspect it is their staff’s view, including what the ‘long game’ for NATO and the West is. I was pleased to see them mention the ultimate goal of fracturing Russia into pieces to pass out to the various warmongering parties to asset strip, the usual prize for these wars.
The Western citizens are going to suffer, with discomforts, but nowhere near those of Ukraine. The mention of Putin not being reelected was a surprise, as it is way too early to be selling lottery tickets on that.
The worldwide economic suffering has not kicked in, and when it does, there is going to be a lot more unhappy people and the hot potato blame game will be a war in itself, with Western leaders working to put the monkey on Putin’s back, but the world public knows the Western powers manufactured the war.
If the war drags out to the end of the year, and food production is way down this summer, there could be a lot of political blowback in the West, dare I say anti-war. But the saddest part is the castration of the UN, basically ignored by media, the focal point of nothing, even though putting the brakes on wars is supposed to be its primary job.
I just watched a video of a helicopter die tonight. I don’t know which side. It was flying low over the usual farm land, shooting off what seemed like a never ending supply of flares while twisting and turning, but he never fired on a target.
In the tree line the manpad crew patiently waited until the last flares were used up, and prayed that the chopper stayed in range, which it did, and they got him, a quick death for the chopper pilot.
One of my worries in all this is that some party is sitting and waiting for the right time to take its best shot that might turn this whole conflict around, but that could be for good or bad. We will have to sweat it out to see… Jim W. Dean ]
First published April 24, 2022
More than 5 million people have left Ukraine since the start of the Russian military operation. Before the beginning of the active phase of the war in Ukraine, the real population of the country, that is, those who permanently reside in Ukraine for at least 6 months a year without going abroad to work, was estimated at 21-27 million people.
It is obvious that in recent years the majority of Ukrainians under the age of 36 have left the country in search of a better life.
The outflow of the population continues. Many key enterprises of the country were closed. In a number of regions, spring sowing was completely disrupted.
On April 22nd, Boris Johnson opined that the war in Ukraine will continue until 2023. This aspiration follows the wishes of neoliberal globalists, who have three main tactical goals:
- Not to give a chance to their patriotic opponents in the US to oust the Biden rule, justifying the current situation with an immediate “external threat” to the welfare of US citizens, currently with the Russian threat, and further with the Chinese one if necessary;
- To exhaust Russia as much as possible before the 2023-2024 electoral cycle, when Putin certainly could not remain in power due to his age and the negative public opinion caused by his team’s constant “half-way measures”;
- To inflict an irreparable blow on the population of fertile Ukraine by burning its most active part in the war with Russia. This is the most important task in a historical perspective. This is what Berlin (Hitler) failed to implement in the 40’s, but what Washington is now successfully implementing. Internet propaganda and money turned out to be more effective than concentration camps, massacres and burned villages. Although, experience has proven that the first does not cancel out the second.
For their part, Europeans have found themselves in an extremely difficult situation. If the war drags on until autumn 2022 or winter 2023, the EU’s current problems will escalate into a full-blown crisis complicated by flows of refugees from Ukraine, Africa and the Middle East.
Inflation will certainly exceed 10%, even in the most industrialised EU countries. The issue of food and energy shortages will become acute for the bulk of the population.
At the same time, famine and bitter cold will come to Ukraine which was acknowledged as the main outpost of resistance against “the eastern barbarians” by European propaganda.
The European media, in pursuit of sensations, will replicate the terrible stories from the Eastern Front and the suffering of the Slavs. It is likely that the main topic will be the global injustice, as the Russian barbarians control a large part of the resources that should serve the entire “Civilised Humanity”, in other words the Anglo-Saxon (A-S-J) establishment.
We are not going to make any kind of a statement here. This is clear to almost everyone. That is why Germany says it will not supply heavy weapons to Ukraine. That’s why in France the word “Russia” is used more often than “France” during election debates.
A big part of the elites in European countries, including Russia, are not independent. They are bound not so much by the money itself, but by their so-called “family values”.
By the way, this was the slogan of the Russian gas giant Gazprom. In the 2000s and 2010s, the term “family values” was strongly associated in the Russian information space with the financial well-being of the pro-Western oligarchy, and not with the idea of the “mom-dad-kids” business.
We would be delighted if our readers could explain how the global oligarchic economic model we are currently witnessing, which is dictating wars and suffering around the world, could be assessed differently.
Back to the war in Ukraine. The current state of affairs is becoming difficult to explain with reports from the front lines only. The Russian military has an obvious advantage on the front lines and inflicts significant damage on its opponents on a daily basis.
From a military point of view, we are witnessing a change in tactics from a rapid victories by leaps and bounds to the systematic destruction of enemy forces and means. However, Moscow’s contradictory political statements have a negative impact on the morale of Russian, DPR and LPR units.
The moral and psychological state of the AFU soldiers is in a much worse state, which is reflected in the fact that many hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have already surrendered without a fight. Neither side was prepared for a war of such scale and intensity.
At the same time, neither side is willing or able to achieve peace through diplomatic negotiations. The Washington establishment will not allow Kiev to do this. In turn, the Kremlin’s freedom of action is limited by public opinion and the threat of the collapse of the country if negotiations lead to the need to leave the territory of the DPR and LPR and call into question the status of Crimea.
Moreover, it is difficult to imagine that even if Moscow agrees to all the demands of the West, sanctions will be lifted and the situation will return to the status quo like before the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. Even changing the political regime in Russia won’t help.
Russia will be pressed to the end, that is, until its statehood is destroyed and its territory is divided into small parts. This is stated both by Kiev and directly by the A-S-J establishment. However, the collapse of Russia will not lead to peace.
One or another of the newly independent states would be subjected to aggression by the nationalist regime in Kiev, and there is a 99% chance that nuclear weapons will be used in response.
Thus, cumulative conditions, from the situation on the front lines in Ukraine to the global economic and social situation, suggest that a full-scale war in Europe is almost inevitable. This has already happened several times in world history, when crisis processes got out of people’s control and developed according to their own patterns.
Perhaps there is a last chance to stop the catastrophe if Germany and France dare to unite in an independent front, defending their sovereignty and the lives of their people. A very slim chance.