The only way to avoid World War III is to listen to both sides. …
We have the most incompetent crop of world leaders perhaps in human history, and the press is so anti-Putin that they are fueling hatred of all Russians which is vital to justify war. Not a single person will listen to both sides, and the people are being played as fools …
Putin’s speech has a lot of truth, for no dispute is ever just one-sided. The West has constantly moved eastward to the very borders of Russia. When Russia attempted to do the same to the USA by putting missiles in Cuba, we reached the brink of war, and only then did the world hold its breath and finally blinked. …
In Slovakia, it’s now a crime to express any “acceptance of support” of the Russian actions or of their leaders, and special police commandos are hunting down people who do so in public offline or online. The punishment is 10-25 years in prison or up to a maximum of life. The Czech Republic is adopting the same law, but the punishment will be 1 to 3 years in prison. This is obviously inviting war, for this is ending any discussion or negotiation. …
Why weren’t we told?
Zelensky has allowed shelling [of] the Donbas region. I can verify that Zelensky’s hero Dmytro Kotsyubaylo did indeed tell the press that he feeds the bones of Russian-speaking children to his pet wolf. This is not something that inspires the Donbas region to remain as part of Ukraine. Can you imagine if a California politician said they would feed the bones of Republican children to the wolves? I think the press would go crazy.
These are also the ultra-right-wing in Ukraine who Putin wants to be brought to justice. The Western Press has never defended the people in Donbas and they prefer to ignore the inhumanity that has also been unleashed from the right-wing Ukrainians.
There are also extremists on BOTH sides. Remember the US soldiers and the Me Lai massacre of 1968 slaughtering Vietnamese civilians?
Sometimes you simply get criminals who enjoy killing people under the cover of war to do what they would be shot dead doing on the streets during peace times. This is why they call it war crimes. The US has allowed CIA camps where they torture people outside the USA to claim they are not violating US law. There are never just white hats in a conflict. Both sides have their issues.
So why no elections on self determination?
The solution would have been so simple, to just allow the Donbas region to vote for their independence. But this is NOT about democracy, human rights, or any other lofty goal. This is about politics, controlling the flow of gas to Europe, and trying to isolate Russia to prevent it from selling energy to Europe.
People wanting to send troops to defend Ukraine against the Evil Putin, are really dumbasses rushing into Donbas. Why is the entire world to be engulfed in war all because of Ukraine’s refusal to allow independence of their Russian population?
Take it from an expert, Field Marshall Hermann Wilhelm Göring (1893–1946) at his Nuremberg trial:
“Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.”
With respect to a Democracy they argued, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States, only Congress can declare wars.
Göring replied: “Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
This is getting serious.