Thursday 2 June 2022

Full Russian control of the Donbass is a matter of days away. America is now fighting Russia.


'German Lieutenant General (ret) Roland Kather, a former Kosovo Force (KFOR) commander and member of the NATO Military Committee (MC), the seniormost NATO military authority, said that “full [Russian] control of the Donbass is a matter of days … but preparations are already being made to go further.”'

This is from the first in a daily summary of the Ukrainian war in Asia Times. I have been following Sir Lawrence Freedman, Mark Galeotti and Major General Mick Ryan, but the first two of these are keen on a prolonged war. I don't quite trust their objectivity. Freedman thinks victory for Ukraine is possible.

In what is now a proxy war between Russia and America anything is possible.

On the other side this article by Caitlin Johnson from May 8 makes the case that Biden is the worst US President of all time. Readers know my view that Lincoln is that but Biden could be as bad as Lincoln or George W Bush. He could be
 leading the world to the edge of disaster or over the edge. 

I quote from the article:
Statements from the administration in fact indicate that they expect this war to drag on for a long time, making it abundantly clear that a swift end to minimize the death and destruction is not just uninteresting but undesirable for the US empire. Ukrainian media report that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Zelensky on behalf of NATO powers that “even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they are not.
...In an alarmingly rapid pivot from the mass media’s earlier position that calling this a proxy war is merely an “accusation” promoted solely by Russia, we’re now seeing the use of that term becoming more and more common in authorized news outlets. The New Yorker came right out and declared that the US is in “a full proxy war with Russia” the other day, and US congressman Seth Moulton recently told Fox News that the US is at war with Russia through a proxy.

“At the end of the day, we’ve got to realize we’re at war, and we’re not just at war to support the Ukrainians,” Moulton said. “We’re fundamentally at war, although it’s somewhat through proxy, with Russia. And it’s important that we win.”

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