Genocide and the Next Red Line by Cliff Kincaid

How does it feel to watch the discovery of mass graves in Europe? This is something new for millions of Americans. But this is how world wars begin.

Once and for all, this Russian war on Ukraine, which began on February 24, demonstrates the complete ineffective nature of the United Nations, whose Security Council is powerless in the face of Russian membership and a Russian veto. It’s finally time to defund the U N.

Meanwhile, the West’s “sweeping sanctions” on Russia, an effort to force it to withdraw its forces, have failed. Even without Kyiv, Russia has already captured significant new parts of Ukraine.

But instead of paying attention to Europe, some Americans drawn to an isolationist attitude prefer to watch hundreds of thousands of desperate people coming through our southern border and then wonder why Joe Biden’s administration doesn’t want to do something about that. Perhaps we ought to grasp the connection between what’s happening in Europe and south of the border.

The United States is encouraging Ukrainians to continue fighting, but they are not being given enough weapons to win. Major parts of their country are in ruins and dead bodies litter the streets. The massacre of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha is the latest example.

To make matters worse, some so-called “conservatives” are siding with Putin and his “special military operation” against an alleged Nazi regime in Kyiv.

Any American who assisted the Russians in word or deed will have to answer for these crimes. And that includes Hillary Clinton, whose Russian re-set occurred when she was Secretary of State under Obama/Biden. Putin followed that with his first invasion of Ukraine in 2014. He was advertising the future, which we captured in our book, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire.

Ukraine President Zelensky calls it “genocide,” a sensational charge but based in fact and attributed to Putin’s so-called brain, the Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin.

The late anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher, Olavo de Carvalho, who debated Dugin, once commented that Dugin was the brains behind Putin’s geopolitical strategy and that he “advocated the systematic killing of Ukrainians — a people who, according to him, do not belong to the human species.” This is the textbook definition of genocide.

We know what Putin’s strategy is, and we understand the propaganda and disinformation that attempts to portray the people of Ukraine as non-humans, even Nazis. This is propaganda once associated with Soviet Russia whose pact with Hitler started World War II. It turned out the Soviets were like the Nazis in many ways.

The Ukrainians are being treated like those brave Cuban freedom fighters who tried to overthrow the Castro regime after Castro had seized power under false pretenses, claiming he was a non-communist reformer. Castro was a communist all along and was assisted in his power grab by Herbert Matthews of The New York Times, who whitewashed his communism, and the “fourth floor” of the U.S. State Department, as Ambassador Earl E. T. Smith once described the traitors in one part of the U.S. Government who brought communism to the Western hemisphere.

At the last minute, U.S. air power was pulled back, leading to a slaughter of some anti-communist Cubans and imprisonment for others.

Ukraine is Biden’s Bay of Pigs. It is slow-motion acquiescence to the genocide of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s version of Herbert Mathews was Walter Duranty, who covered-up one Ukrainian genocide undertaken by the Russian that is now in the process of being repeated. Today, Tucker Carlson is playing the role of Duranty.

Ukrainians are fleeing the country, with some destined to be the new “boat people,” a term applied to the South Vietnamese who escaped from the Vietnamese communists backed at the time by the military might of the Red Chinese and Soviet Russia. They had to flee because the communists had achieved their goal — the complete takeover of the country as the Americans abandoned the capital, Saigon, in the wake of a complete cut-off of weapons and supplies to the anti-communist resistance.

It was a scene repeated under Biden in Afghanistan, as Americans fled in a badly staged pull out, leaving behind Afghans and Americans. It was a lesson for Putin. He can win if he just hangs on long enough.

Is there anybody who believes the Ukrainians will end up any differently? Accept it as a given that more refugees will be coming, this time from Eastern Europe, and this fact alone makes what Biden is doing on the southern border relevant to the ongoing genocide in Europe.

We hear constant talk about how Ukraine will win, but Zelensky keeps pleading for weapons and wondering out loud, during a Fox News interview, whether Biden is playing “games” with his country’s future. It’s as if Biden wants Ukraine to continue fighting but not hard enough to win enough battles to actually defeat the Russians. Zelensky understands the “mind” of the U.S. President. It is a mind-set that we have seen in the past, at the end of the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan. In Biden’s case, the mind is a terrible thing to waste, and wasted it is.

Our leaders, including top generals, don’t even want to win.

General Tod D. Wolters, head of U.S. European Command, opposes giving Ukraine the planes its needs, saying, “…the intelligence community assesses the transfer of MiG-29s to Ukraine may be mistaken as escalatory and could result in Russian escalation with NATO…producing a high-risk scenario.”

Translation: the Deep State is on Russia’s side.

We are witnessing brave resistance to this genocide but Biden gives Ukraine just enough support to continue but not enough to really make a difference. 

At some point, another wave of refugees will enter the United States, this time from Europe. Another red line will be drawn somewhere else, perhaps in Asia against Red China, and another no-win war will commence. These are the consequences of a no-win strategy against America’s enemies.  

The only real solution is protecting borders here and abroad and eliminating corrupt regimes, criminal organizations, and foreign ideologies such as communism and revolutionary Islam that thrive on the basis of conflict and chaos. Of course, it goes without saying that a lunatic Washington regime based in Cultural Marxism that favors boys in girls’ sports will have to be taken down as well.

Written by Cliff Kincaid

Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, Inc., is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Red Jihad, Permanent Revolution and Back from the Dead: Return of the Evil Empire. His website is: www.usasurvival.org and visit his YouTube channel.

Copyright ©2022 Cliff Kincaid


Why Biden Wants Ukraine to Lose by Cliff Kincaid

Without any objection to how the war is being conducted on the American side, General Mark Milley has it will last “at least years for sure.” That’s because Biden doesn’t want Ukraine to win. Milley and his comrades are content to keep the war going, costing thousands of lives, as long as they don’t provoke Vladimir Putin.

Putin seems to have a mysterious hold over members of the Biden Administration.

Almost every day we see another story about political figures, Democrats and Republicans, wondering why the Biden Administration is so timid when it comes to providing weapons to Ukraine to win the war against Russia.

The typical term is “slow-walking” weapons to Ukraine.

Putting it another way, there is some substance to the claim by Marxist scholar Noam Chomsky that current U.S. policy is to “fight to the last Ukrainian” while “offering no way to save Ukraine from further tragedy.”

However, saving Ukraine — and the world — from further tragedy is not to give in to Russia but rather to develop a strategy of victory over communism.

Recognizing the no-win nature of the war, when it comes to the United Nations, Ukraine President Zelensky said the world body wasn’t doing anything to support Ukraine because Russia is a permanent member and has veto power. He noted correctly, “We are dealing with a state that turns the right of veto in the UN Security Council into a right to kill.”

Biden, a great backer of the UN who once wrote about his love for a New World Order, understands what Russia is doing and either doesn’t care or has another agenda, set in motion by his handlers, that will be implemented at the same time.

I think we can figure this one out.

Zelensky asked, “…Where is the security that the Security Council must guarantee? There is no security. Although there is a Security Council, as if nothing happened.”

His other points were:

  • So where is the peace that the United Nations was created to guarantee?
  • It is obvious that the key institution of the world, which must ensure the coercion of any aggressors to peace, simply cannot work effectively.
  • I would like to remind you of the first article of the first chapter of the UN Charter. What is the purpose of our organization? To maintain peace. And to force to peace. Now the UN Charter is being violated literally from the first article. And if so, what is the point of all other articles?
  • It is now clear that the goals set in San Francisco in 1945 during the creation of a global international security organization have not been achieved.

Zelensky’s conclusion was that “we must do everything in our power to pass on to the next generations an effective UN with the ability to respond preventively to security challenges and thus guarantee peace.”

Needless to say, that won’t do anything to stop Russia or save Ukraine. And it seems practically impossible since Russia and China have permanent seats on the Security Council.

However, this presents an opportunity for various UN “reformers” on the left side of the political spectrum who want the UN to be a world government. Some of these proposals could be pursued depending on what happens in Ukraine and the Middle East.

For example, the Institute for Public Accuracy, a pro-UN group, just happened to send out a release on “Ukraine and International Law,” arguing that Ukraine must accept Russia’s terms for “peace,” to go along with certain reforms of the United Nations, to make the world body more “effective.”

Regarding the latter, we are informed in another press release that the UN Human Rights Council, which included Russia, created the mandate of the Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order. The first mandate-holder, Dr. Alfred de Zayas, has written, Building a Just World Order, proposing “disarmament for development.”

We know what all of this means. In the Middle East, this will be a deal for a “nuclear-free zone” in the Middle East that will put United Nations pressure on Israel to abandon its nuclear deterrent.

In Europe, the problem with this approach is that the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, signed by the Russian government, was supposed to guarantee Ukraine’s territorial integrity, in exchange for giving its Soviet nuclear weapons back to Moscow. Russia violated the agreement in a blatant fashion when it invaded Ukraine in 2014.

Hence, any new “peace treaty” will have to put trust into a regime in Russia that has already violated its commitments. But since Biden is trusting Russia as a player in negotiations for a new Iran nuclear agreement, the odds are likely that Biden will trust Russia again on Ukraine. That means agreeing to “peace” in Ukraine on Russian terms, perhaps enforced through the presence of UN “peacekeepers.”

This could be one of the building blocks of Biden’s New World Order, one of his long-time goals. The reputation of the UN will be enhanced and the Russian regime will be welcomed back into the family of nations, perhaps with Putin officially stepping down from power after his victory over Ukraine.

The bottom line: Biden can’t afford to have Ukraine win the war. It’s not part of the game plan. He intends to get Russian approval for the Iran deal and wants Ukraine to make a deal with Russia as well.

Of course, another explanation for this turn of events could be old-fashioned financial corruption, as former President Trump notes evidence that the Moscow mayor’s wife gave US $3.5 million to Hunter Biden in a bid to curry favor with his father, the former vice president and now president.

“That’s a lot of money,” Trump said on the Real America’s Voice “Just the News” show. “She gave him US $3.5 million so now I would think Putin would know the answer to that. I think he should release it.”

“I think we should know that answer,” he added.

It turns out that, in the end, Biden may be officially unmasked as the real Russian agent. But we don’t need to wait for a trial of Hunter Biden to get that answer.

Written by Cliff Kincaid

Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, Inc., is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Red Jihad, Permanent Revolution and Back from the Dead: Return of the Evil Empire. His website is: www.usasurvival.org and visit his YouTube channel.

Copyright ©2022 Cliff Kincaid

 


Russia Has Won the War by Cliff Kincaid

I received an email about an Alaskan cruise. You better go before Putin takes Alaska back for Russia. Biden won’t stop him.  

Putin has no soul and Biden has no brain. That’s my position. But Biden’s handlers are smart enough to know that they don’t want to offend Putin by supporting the freedom fighters in Ukraine too vigorously. They go through the motions of providing some weapons to some fighters in some areas of the country under direct Russian assault. 

But planes and a no-fly-zone, which could turn the tide, are off the table. That means Ukraine can’t win. It’s another no-win war.

Ukraine loses more and more territory to Russia and is now engaged in “negotiations” to end the war on Russia’s terms. This means Ukraine will be neutralized and Russia will dominate Europe. Pope Francis has stepped forward, to provide religious cover for Putin’s victory. That’s what the “negotiations” are all about.

Don’t believe the TV generals who say Putin is losing and is in a “desperate” situation because he has lost several thousand soldiers and key generals. Putin doesn’t care about loss of life. He certainly doesn’t care about Ukrainian losses and refugees.

Ukraine is lost. The country has been devastated. What is happening is a continuation of the war against Ukraine that Russia launched in 2014, when Obama was president and Biden was vice-president. They knew what was coming. Our CIA knew what was coming.

They just had to wait until they could get Trump out of office for the war to begin. The Russians accomplished that through the use of their phony dossier, provided to Hillary and the Democrats for political purposes.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L) congratulates Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) during an Orthodox Easter ceremony in Moscow on April 8, 2018. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

In a significant development, Pope Francis just discussed the war with Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. The Vatican said that “the two leaders agreed on the importance of current negotiations to end the war.”

The Vatican’s dealings with Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church deserve major media attention. David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent, says Patriarch Kirill was exposed by material from the Soviet archives as a KGB agent. “This means he was more than just an informer, of whom there were millions in the Soviet Union. He was an active officer of the organization,” wrote Satter.

Despite what you read and hear, James Pindell of the Boston Globe points out most of the world is on Russia’s side. Most nations won’t enforce sanctions. He notes that “…most of three huge continents — Asia, Africa, and South America — are either still working with Russia or trying to project the image of neutrality.”

Even Biden is on Russia’s side, counting on Putin to make possible another Iran nuclear agreement. No wonder Ukraine is losing. They have to lose to make the Iran agreement possible.

Senator Lindsey Graham has called for Vladimir Putin’s assassination.  Biden won’t authorize that because he knows that Putin can strike directly in the heart of Washington, D.C. Biden has enough of a brain to know that his personal survival is at stake if he goes too far. His people can’t even agree to call Putin a war criminal.

In 2016, in one of the most sensational cases, the Russian creator of the propaganda channel, Russia Today (RT), Mikhail Lesin, was found dead in a Washington D.C. hotel room. The speculation was that Lesin was in Washington, D.C. to cooperate with the FBI, and expose corruption and other misdeeds by the Putin regime.

Former FBI agent John Whiteside, who handled Russian espionage cases, told me in an interview that it wouldn’t surprise him if Putin had engineered the death of Lesin. “Putin is a KGB guy through and through,” he noted. Since the evidence implicates the Putin regime in the murder by poisoning of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, Whiteside found it reasonable to assume that he could do the same in America. He said, “Could Putin reach out to the United States? Absolutely. I wouldn’t doubt it for a minute.”

The Russian government murdered former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London.

In 2013, as he was preparing his first invasion of Ukraine, Putin visited the Vatican and acted like a religious believer. Putin made the sign of the cross, gave the pope a Virgin Mary icon, and bent over to kiss it. The pope followed suit.

There has been talk of collaboration — even a merger — of the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church in global affairs. Discussions between these churches are already taking place under the rubric of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

This is the real danger of a New World Order. It’s a religious New World Order conducted with the collaboration of a Marxist pope and a KGB-controlled Russian Orthodox leader.

To avoid this fate, forget the talk about Biden ordering the assassination of Putin or providing enough weapons to Ukraine to make a difference.

As I argued in a previous column, there is no alternative but to impeach Biden on national security grounds or remove him from office because of cognitive impairment. The war, which is already lost, should not be an excuse for inaction.

In a desperate plea, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “President Biden, you are the leader of our great nation. I wish you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means being the leader of peace.”

This emotional plea reflects his knowledge that Biden’s plan is for the peace of the grave for Ukraine. The country is being sacrificed to please Putin. Zelensky understands Biden has sold out his people.

Forcing Biden out leaves Kamala Harris as president. But the Democrats are so embarrassed by her performance they will likely seek to remove her, too.

Anything is preferable to a brain dead president pretending to lead the Free World.

Written by Cliff Kincaid

Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, Inc., is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Red Jihad, Permanent Revolution and Back from the Dead: Return of the Evil Empire. His website is: www.usasurvival.org and visit his YouTube channel.

Copyright ©2022 Cliff Kincaid

 


Republicans Should Focus On America, Not Ukraine by Jeff Crouere

Obviously, the war in Ukraine is a tragedy of monumental proportions. Over three million Ukrainians have fled their country in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion. While brave Ukrainians have put up a very stout defense of their nation, the Russians have been able to take control of some areas and are killing innocent civilians.  

President Joe Biden has authorized $14 billion in aid, including robust supplies of military hardware, to assist the Ukrainians in defending their country.  For many Democrats and Republicans this military aid is not enough. They claim we should help transfer military aircraft to Ukraine and enforce a no-fly zone over the country.

The problem is that each escalation of our involvement risks our country becoming engaged in armed conflict with the Russians, thereby commencing World War III. Too many politicians in Washington D.C. and members of the Deep State and elite media want to start a war with Russia. These beating of the war drums are dangerous and do not represent the will of the American people, who do not want to start World War III with the Russians.

Our country just ended a twenty-year war in Afghanistan with a horrific exit of our personnel that resulted in thirteen military service members being killed. After that experience, Americans are not ready to start a new war with a country that possesses 6,500 nuclear weapons.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 75% of the American people want to help Ukraine without risking a war with Russia. Only 17% favor helping in a way that may lead to war with Russia.

On this issue, the American people are correct, but political leaders of both parties, especially Republicans, are dangerously wrong and are hellbent on war with Russia. For example, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wants the full power of our country “unleashed” on Russia to not only stop their invasion, but also to defeat Russian President Vladimir Putin so thoroughly that he will be “ousted from power by his own government.”

While Gingrich advocates regime change in Russia, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is calling for the assassination of Putin. Graham tweeted, “for somebody in Russia to take this guy out. You would be doing your country — and the world — a great service.”

Fortunately, not all Republicans have developed hysterical war mania. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) labeled Graham’s suggestion “an exceptionally bad idea.” As Cruz noted, no U.S. politician, nor GOP leader, should be “calling for the assassination of heads of state.”

Even the idea of a no-fly zone in Ukraine is problematic, according to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). He likened it to “World War III.” Rubio defined it as “the willingness to shoot down the aircrafts of the Russian Federation, which is basically the beginning of World War III.”

Cruz and Rubio understand there should be limits on our support of Ukraine. Despite the horror of the war in Ukraine, it is not a crisis which threatens the survival of the United States of America.

What does threaten our country are the extremely detrimental policies being advanced by the Biden administration. Instead of trying to oust a foreign leader, Republican leaders should be focusing on politically ousting the Democrats from power in this country.

The United States of America is facing a multi-faceted crisis impacting our economy, our educational system, our public safety, and our national sovereignty. The 330+ million people living in our country recognize the problems and are demanding action from our leaders. Unfortunately, our political leaders are either delivering the wrong responses or are willfully ignoring the problems.

The last fourteen months of the new Biden administration have been a horror show in America. Our once secure southern border has become wide open as over 2 million illegal aliens surged into our country in 2021. Incredibly, the rate is increasing in 2022.

While we allocated $14 billion to help the Ukrainians protect their borders and fight against the invading Russians, nothing has been allocated to finish our border wall and stem the flow of millions of illegal aliens into our country.  

In addition, illegal aliens bring drugs, including fentanyl, which killed over 100,000 Americans last year. Illegal aliens take jobs away from law-abiding Americans and send money back to their home country, taking it out of our economy. They do not pay income taxes, while they receive many services that are funded by the taxpayers of our country. 

While our problems multiply, our leaders are focused on the war in Ukraine. Of course, the human tragedy there is compelling, and we must aid the victims of that war; however, we cannot neglect the true suffering in our country.

American cities are crime ridden and the number of police officers shot last year reached a new record high. Along with soaring crime, poverty is on the increase as well. Our streets are filled with homeless people, including too many veterans, living in squalid conditions.

If Republicans beat the war drums too loudly, their voters will resent the attention being diverted from problems on the home front. For example, gasoline prices have reached a record and inflation soared to a 40-year high. Sadly, the wages of Americans are not keeping pace and people are falling further behind economically.

Under President Donald Trump, our country was energy independent. Incredibly, Biden made our country energy dependent again by a series of moves meant to inflict harm to our oil and gas industry. After the banning of Russian oil imports, we face the prospect of importing oil once again from tyrannical regimes. Of course, the answer is unleashing our energy industry, but Biden is too beholden to the “New Green Deal” fanatics who are so influential in his administration.

For our country to truly help other nations in need of assistance, we must fix our problems first. Republicans should be focused on America, not Ukraine. If not, they will pay a heavy price at the polls in November.

Written by Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs nationally on Real America’s Voice Network, AmericasVoice.News weekdays at 7 a.m. CT and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on Crouere.net. For more information, email him at jeff@ringsidepolitics.com.

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Putin’s Russia Invasion of the Ukraine by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Many of my conservative, good friends are defending Putin’s aggression against the Ukraine. I too used to admire Putin’s nationalism, traditional values, and independence from the New World Order (NWO) and the internationalist and socialistic agenda that the European Union (EU) wants to impose on the rest of the people of the world, including the US via the political correctness indoctrination of the globalist media.

It is claimed that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine was due to: (1) Fear of NATO encirclement and aggression; and (2) He wanted to ‘de-Nazify’ Ukraine.

That Putin expected an aggression from the pusillanimous EU or NATO is pure nonsense. During the cold war, if it had not been for the US, Russian tanks would have rolled all over Central and Eastern Europe. If NATO did not exist now with the US behind it, again, Putin’s Russia would not only have invaded Georgia (Ossetia), Eastern Ukraine, Crimea and now the rest of Ukraine, but also Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, etc., to reconstitute Russia and its satellites as it was during the USSR (communism or not).

Russian state media and communist Chinese media have promulgated the Russian state-sponsored, disinformation campaign that falsely claims Ukraine had been sheltering “16 US biological (biowarfare) labs.” Naive readership on social media not only fell for this fictitious assertion and item of state propaganda but also picked it up and ran with it, more recently transmogrifying it into “drugs were being sent to Russia and that was a reason for invasion.” If that were the case, would the US invade Colombia and Mexico because they have cartels carrying drugs on a massive scale to the US? Of course not!

Yes, I formerly admired Putin for his nationalism and independence from the EU, and yes Putin was a champion against the NWO, but with this invasion and the threat of nuclear war, as the Cuban proverb says, “he has undone with his feet what he had done with his hands,” regarding liberty and independence from the NWO! He has become a despot, a brutal dictator.

As for de-Nazification of the Ukraine, it is pure nonsense and only a pretext and propaganda ploy to justify his aggression. He has gone back to his KGB days and is using Lenin’s communist dictum:

“We can and must write in language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us and when certain obstructionists become too irritating, label them, after suitable build ups, as Fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic…. In the public mind constantly associate those who oppose us with those whose name already have a bad smell. The association will, after enough repetition, become ‘fact’ in the public mind.” (The People’s Daily World, official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, February 25, 1961)

After all, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Jewish. And if many Ukrainians collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, then why did they do this? Because Stalin, through his dekulakization and collectivist policies, killed them by the millions, starved them to death, and forced some Ukrainians to resort to cannibalism to prevent total starvation and their own genocide. As to corruption in Ukraine today, we know the Bidens hoodwinked them into it. The Ukrainians are now actively exposing the corruption of the Bidens and the Democrats and documenting how allegedly they stole billions from the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainians are doing this courageously in this hour of peril as they face a barbaric invasion.

Putin had other non-violent options because the scenario of NATO attacking Russia is pure nonsense. And as much as I hate to admit it, Putin has regrettably made an alliance with communist China against the West and the US, and China is definitely our enemy! Even Turkey recognizes the aggressive posture of Putin and is pulling away from imperialist Russia and coming back to the arms of NATO!

Trump has stated at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that Putin has done wrong with the invasion. And if Biden had not stolen the election, Trump would be president and the invasion would not have happened. I agree.

Finally, if Putin and Russia are pacifists and pose no threat to their neighbors, except providing for Russia’s own defense and national security, then why are Ukraine, Georgia, Moldavia, and most of their neighbors, wanting to join NATO? Why did Poland, Romania, and the Czech Republic join NATO? And why are traditionally neutral nations like Finland and Sweden considering joining NATO for the first time?

No, my friends, I can no longer support Putin. We will have to find our own American champion to oppose the socialism and globalism of the NWO.

Written by Dr. Miguel Faria

Miguel A. Faria, M.D. is Associate Editor in Chief in neuropsychiatry; socioeconomics, politics, medicine, and world affairs of Surgical Neurology International (SNI). Author of Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002). His latest book is America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019).

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The Empire Strikes Back: Questions, but not many answers — only historical examples by Douglas P. Harden 

Why has Russia lashed-out and invaded Ukraine? What does Vladimir Putin need in Ukraine that he cannot get in his own country? Is this an attempt by a Russian autocrat to resurrect the Soviet empire? Many people believe the hammer and sickle of socialism, communism, and totalitarianism perished with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break-up of the former Soviet Union. Is Vladimir Putin a wolf in sheep’s clothing? 

Will communism be resurrected? Many people think not since the freedom genie got out of the bottle at the end of the Cold War. Are we witnessing fascism again like we did in the run-up to World War II? Hitler annexed and invaded Poland and France, before the other countries could blink. Hitler was maneuvering to control Europe. Is Putin taking a page from Hitler’s playbook? Yesterday Crimea, today Ukraine, and tomorrow: Who else?  

These questions lead scholars and experts to assess Putin’s motives and reasons for the invasion as distorted rationale, at a minimum, if not almost suicidal. Putin’s actions have caused international isolation, condemnation, and military action and intervention from other countries and potentially international organizations such as NATO. The United States and other nations have imposed economic sanctions — a textbook approach to a bad international actor but something that rarely affects the actions of a despot in a positive manner. The United States imposed many economic sanctions on Fidel Castro and the Cuban government for decades and got little, if any, change in behavior from Cuba. Sanctions usually hurt the populace of a country more than its leaders. 

Scholars and experts have postulated recently that two avenues may materialize as a result of Putin’s actions. The first, his invasion of Ukraine might start World War III. The second, Putin may not be able to hold on to power and may be deposed. Which outcome is worse? The second outcome, Putin losing power, may cause a major war — the potential first avenue outcome. If Putin moves against NATO allies in the region, does this set off a foreign policy entanglement like we witnessed during the Cuban Missile Crisis? The United States will be obligated to defend NATO and Russia may see this as aggression and decide to continue its reckless conquest of Eurasia.  

All peace-loving people and states do not want war or armed conflict. This is not the first power-grab or land-grab by Vladimir Putin. In 2014, he annexed the Crimea — an illegal incursion by a government that has recently shown little regard for international law and state sovereignty. Now, eight years later, he orchestrated a full invasion of Ukraine. Thanks to the tough foreign policy approach of President Donald J. Trump, Putin halted his rash land-annexation of former Soviet satellite states during the Trump administration. Does Putin see weakness in Democratic administrations?  

There are more questions to ask: 

  • Is Putin mentally unstable? 
  • Is Putin threatened by internal strife in the Russian government that threatens to topple him? 
  • Is Putin a lustful, Soviet Commissar dressed in a suit? 
  • Has Sovietology been purged from Russia?

Are there answers? We don’t know. As for now, we can only speculate.  

Those of us in the United States can only hope that the foreign policy of President Biden is up to the challenge. While it is relatively untested, Democratic administrators tend to shy away from military intervention and the use of force on a large scale. Will this foreign policy approach be a 21st century replay of the lead-up to World War II? Are we seeing a “Betrayal of Munich” again? President Biden, Defense Secretary Austin, and Secretary of State Blinken have a major, complex problem on their hands. NATO, Putin, sovereignty, sanctions, international outrage, diplomacy, and human rights have all converged into the biggest foreign policy test in the last twenty years. Appeasement only strengthens the aggressor.  

As President Reagan once told us, “There is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil.” He also warned us about the impulses of the “evil empire” — the Soviet Union.  

The foreign policy strategy of the United States must not be one of appeasement. It must be peace through strength. It must be for strong civil society via the rule of law, liberty, free markets, and robust human rights.  

Vladimir Putin must be “dispatched to the ash-heap of history,” and the United States needs to adopt a foreign policy strategy that achieves and sustains broad US interests while punishing regimes like Putin’s and simultaneously bolstering budding democratic states. 

Written by Douglas P. Harden 

Douglas P. Harden graduated from the University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs in 2005 with a degree in international affairs. He is currently with the Department of Energy.

This article may be cited as: Harden DP. The Empire Strikes Back: Questions, but not many answers — only historical examples. HaciendaPublishing.com, March 3, 2022.  Available from: https://haciendapublishing.com/the-empire-strikes-back-by-douglas-p-harden/.

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