Monday 7 March 2022

Two vital interviews to inform yourself about the Ukrainian war

The war in Ukraine is heart-breaking and a terrible crime, as were the wars caused by Frederick the Great and Louis XIV, but war hysteria seems to be sweeping London and elsewhere. 

You'd think England were at war, not the Ukraine. Lots of propaganda is inevitably washing around.

So these two interviews might help you.

This interview with Scott Ritter, the weapons inspector whom we remember for saying that Iraq did not have WMD, is very well worth watching. He talks about why the invasion is happening. 

How stupid the West has been. 

Skip the first 27 minutes of reminiscence which aren’t very interesting. 

Unlike Sir Lawrence Freedman, he thinks Russian victory and a puppet government in Kiev are inevitable.

"If there had been no decision to move nato eastward to include Ukraine, Crimea and the Donbass would be part of Ukraine today, and there would be no war in Ukraine" says John Mearsheimer in this interview. As always, he is right. The interviewer is irritating and not very bright.

Having listened again to the conversation taped and released by the Russians, in which Victoria Nuland talks about her organising the opposition leaders during the Maidan in 2014, I now see the role of the Americans then was probably crucial. This should have been obvious when the tape was released, but I somehow failed to see it.

Finally please read this compilation of very distinguished people, including Dr Kissinger, warning against Ukraine joining Nato, if you haven't seen this stuff before. I have quoted some of it here.

1 comment:

  1. Nikita Mikhalkov, BesogonTV.
    With En subs.