The old kings of the hill won't give up.
They will not accept being #2.
The Brits, to their credit, accepted being #2 after WWII, but the yanks will not accept that demotion, and are prepared to take the human race into thermonuclear war to prevent it. They won't succeed, but they don't care. They're hell-bent on destruction.
Putin was Washington's darling for seven years. The Bushies really liked him. The small man in the brown suit - so quiet, so obedient. Unfortunately incorruptible too, but you can't have everything. He made no waves. He was Vladimir to Dubya, not Mr Putin, because they were such good friends.
But February 2007 changed all that. Putin addressed the annual Munich Security Conference. Sharon Tennison, who for twenty years had worked to ease tensions between east and west, asked her DC contacts what had happened. None of them knew, but they too had noticed things getting 'icy'.
Watch the first 45 minutes here.
Vladimir Putin called for an end to a 'unipolar' world, as the United Nations did just the other day. But the US wouldn't have it.
The CIA and friends in DC sheltered the Ukrainian Nazis from the Nuremberg purges, and in fact gave them financial support for forty-five years, through 1990. This had once upon a time evidently been the decision of Allen Dulles, that lovely chap who gave you MKUltra and the coups in Tehran (for British Oil) and Guatemala (for United Fruit where he was a board member).
The way things seem to work is the new kings of the hill, as they saw themselves, had to look out for potential challengers. WWII was just wrapping up, so no one was going to make trouble for a long time, if ever. But the new kings wanted to preempt. So whoever was potentially a threat became de facto an enemy. First up? Russia.
Russia posed no threat to the US but the US had gone further than being a threat to Russia. The anti-war POTUS Wilson invaded Russia after their revolution - did they teach you that in your history books? Russia after WWII was a mess. They'd lost 30,000,000 lives, whereof 11 million in their military. The US lost not even half a million. Yet Russia could be planning a land invasion of Europe?
Who was smoking what? Russia held eleven time zones. Russia's dream wasn't to expand but to contract if anything. And the Russians had no viable military force. Or, for that matter, any desire to do anything like that. Why would they?
But the new kings weren't smoking anything. They were sure drunk on something. They'd concocted complex plans for bombing the holy crap out of Russia. (They didn't teach you that in school either, did they?) They could have dropped the first atomic bomb off the coast of Tokyo and scared the shit out of everyone. The Japanese emperor had sued the US for peace four times but been ignored. Russia had just got a Japanese army of 1.2 million to surrender in less than three weeks, the US fire-bombed the Japanese coastline to smithereens, but the US wanted to kill a half million more.
They were the new kings of the hill and they've been there ever since. Up until now.
Now there are many hill kings. The old kings won't resign. They've shown they'll spare nothing to stay there. Dirty tricks, outright lies, cost in human life and suffering and damage to the planet - they don't care.
Russia's 'special military operation' was simple enough in concept. Demilitarise and denazify. A police operation. Couple of weeks but for NATO intervention.
They sure pick their moments. After the Covid crisis.
Alex and Alexander talk about it.
What’d happen if the US stopped bullying and grew up? What would, for example, Russia do?
Russia would do nothing. Perhaps heave a tentative sigh of relief.
But Russia will never trust the US again. No country will.
Russia has a better organised military. They're sweeping up in the Ukraine with one ninth the forces needed according to traditional western military expertise.
Russia has an overwhelming superiority when it comes to nuclear capabilities.
Russia has hypersonic missiles that can circumnavigate the globe, unseen by NORAD.
Russia is self-sufficient, but many other countries, especially Ursula's Europe, are dependent on Russia.
Sanctioning Russia doesn't hurt Russia - it hurts only the West.
So why are they doing it?
Everyone in the West is following the lead of the US. Why? The people in the West are suffering, the people in Russia are having a good old time.
A new clip from Gonzalo. For May.
Wait another week. Russia will celebrate their victory over Nazi Germany.
This is a plea. A plea for sanity. To those of you in the West who can influence, who can stop the lunacy. It’s you who are being hurt. No one else.