LIBERTARIAN MISES ORG MISSED UKRAINE, AND LANDED IN RUSSIA
PARROTING KREMLIN'S TALKING POINTS in MISES' Unpleasant Facts: What You aren’t Supposed to say about the War in Ukraine
In its haste to conflate a large number of Tucker Carlsonite factoids urging non-intervention as a response to Russian adventurism, the pro-Putin isolationist MISES’ frontpage, Unpleasant Facts: What You aren’t Supposed to say about the War in Ukraine missed every single bullet point the author had asserted. Read the article first.
MISES’ four assertions:
· The “Revolution of Dignity” Was a US-Backed Coup
All we have as “evidence” is a recorded conversation and the handing out of stale bread at Euromaiden. Nuland’s and Obama’s chosen socialists were rejected by Ukraine’s people. That is why there was no coup.
· There Is a Significant Neo-Nazi Problem in Ukraine
Did the author mean the leader of Russia’s Azov Battalion who met his maker fighting for Putin; and to whom Putin posthumously awarded the HERO OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION medal?
· The Russians Always Objected to NATO Expansion into Ukraine
While ignoring NATO’s objection to Russian expansionism into Ukraine which Russia, not NATO, invaded.
· Biden Could Have Prevented the War
Russia could have prevented the war by not invading.
To buttress his claims, the author whined about missing historical context both Democrats and Republicans failed to provide to the American People. He then went about excluding the most important context of all:
The war for Ukraine’s independence fought between 1917-1918 against Putin’s predecessors in the then-Kremlin, defeated the Russian forces - for a while. The Ukrainians never considered themselves Russians (though most Slavic languages and cultures have similarities). Ukraine has always fought for its independence, having declared sovereignty in 1917. History did not begin in 1949 the author imagines it - at the NATO Pact.
Ukraine’s independence wars go back to the Czars in the 19th century, almost a hundred years before the revolt of 1917-18 in the early 20th. Accordingly, I recommend HARVARD’s Ukraine Research Institute. It was the Russian’s, and not America’s coup, that enslaved the Ukrainian people for a straight 72 years. This, after Russians having murdered 7 to 10 million Ukrainians in the Holomodor.
But one genocide was not enough, was it?
“Film “Kruty 1918″ Is Released 100 years After Eponymous Battle - a 2 Minute Discussion.
KRUTY 1918 - THE FILM in HD at You Tube.
Russia demanded of NATO to back off Ukraine, citing its “need” for a military buffer zone - a story that cuts both ways. The other, ignored by Russia and America’s pro-Putin media, is that the EU also needs a buffer zone to keep Russia contained.
Russia was contained, until it invaded.
Russia proved not, that NATO threatened Russia, but that Russia has aimed its forces at western Europe again, with expansionist policies going back to Peter the Great.
Another context the author omitted.
Russia has been waging war against Ukraine for 105 years! That is specifically why Russia left the Ukrainians and the world just one unpleasant choice, they joined the Nazi Axis in WWII - just to not stay under the Russian boot.
The author, again, left out context.
Neo-Nazis have existed on both sides of the fence for decades, in Ukraine, and in Russia. Regardless of how the pro-Putin pundits spin it, even with the alleged coup fiction with Victoria Nuland handing out stale bread at the Euromaiden protests, the fact is this; from Ukraine’s minuscule 0.13% Jewish population the “neo-Nazis” of Ukraine elected a proud, Hebrew-speaking Jewish leader. Just another context the author dropped off.
And what a leader! To see into the “soul” of this remarkable man who appears to be more nebbish than warrior, see NETFLIX’ comedy: Servant of the People. The nebbish you are watching slack-jawed - as it were, no one could have remotely predicted his future - became an Israeli Maccabee. The Maccabee story repeated itself 2000 years later, in Ukraine.
The so-called “coup” that never happened had achieved none of its goals. The coup that never happened did not install Nuland’s chosen candidates, or her candidate’s party. Refer to the Nuland tapes to confirm who the chosen were. The coup was a conversation bearing Hope 4 Change - and that’s it.
With or without Victoria Nuland’s participation, and whose greatest achievement was handing out stale bread, Euromaiden was a genuine popular uprising. The same as the Hungarian Revolution, Prague uprising, Polish Gdansk- Walesa actions nearing the end of Putin’s former regime Vladimir wants to restore, the November 1830-31 Polish uprising against Mother Russia a century earlier, and the same as Tiananmen Square. States surrounding Russia were in fact a cauldron of discontent through the reign of the Czars, going back to the early 19th century, and continued through Russia’s communist rule.
The dunderheads at the blundering CIA and the rot within the Department of State would have, could have, neither added to, nor taken from, the results playing out today.
Biden could have prevented this war by shutting his mouth. He made mistakes early, telling Putin, go ahead, take a slice of Ukraine, before walking it back; and then Biden slow-walked the global response until both sides of the political divide went into the streets to demand action.
MISES’ author left out enough context in his rebuttal to a muscular American response to have demolished his own assumptions.
Parroting Kremlin talking points, blaming the victim for the crimes of the victimizer, and NATO for the Black Swan and Rapid Trident 2021 war games to defend Europe from the very invasion that went down, he left out all the context, meaning:
These games were NATO’s response to Russian war games at the Ukraine border.
As for Biden “could have prevented this war.” The context is, Russia, and not the USA, invaded Ukraine in the first place. Moreover, if not by treaty, by EU and NATO understandings, all of Europe will be defended by joint interests.
The bottom line: No former eastern bloc nation ever want Russian boots on their necks or on their territory again. That, is the story.
I know, because I’ve been there, and done that.
So why should a sovereign Ukraine see it any other way?
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