President Biden’s proxy war against Russia, using US firepower to shed endless Ukraine blood, remains an unrelenting catastrophe for over 8 months.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are dead or wounded. Millions have fled to safer climes. Ukraine has ceased to function as a viable state, totally dependent on US and NATO aid. We’ve poured tens of billions in weaponry into Ukraine to keep the carnage soaring with no chance of a Ukraine military victory. Upwards of a third of that weaponry never reaches the battlefield against Russia. But enough does to delay an inevitable Russian victory, ensuring a long, bloody war.
That, tragically, is the primary US goal, to weaken Russia so they will never achieve political and economic integration into Europe. That has been the foundation of the US proxy war against Russia since the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991. Five presidents before Biden, beginning with George H.W. Bush, maintained that relatively bloodless proxy war by expanding NATO from 14 to 30 members, including former Soviet states, right up to Russia’s borders.
President Obama accelerated the march to this years’ hot war in Ukraine by greenlighting the US destruction of Ukraine democracy in 2014. Our encouragement and support of the February coup against Russian leaning Ukraine president Victor Yanukovych, set off a civil war in the Donbas, further encouraged and weaponized by America. Over 14,000 dead there when the 2015 Minsk II Accords, providing regional autonomy for the Donetsk and Luhansk, could have ended it early on. Obama, Trump and now Biden sabotaged Minsk II least it be viewed as a Russian victory in the proxy war.
But it was President Biden, for inexplicable reasons, who made Russia’s illegal, criminal invasion of Ukraine February 24, virtually inevitable. He kept dangling possible NATO membership for Ukraine, a red line Russia proclaimed we dare not cross. He totally rebuffed Russian President Putin’s December, 2021 efforts to negotiate a sensible resolution to the approaching war. Worse yet, Biden stood back as Ukraine massed thousands of elite troops near the Donbas to finish off the Russian speaking Ukrainians rightly seeking independence from the murderous Ukraine regime
As chief funder of the war, Biden is the only leader capable of negotiating a ceasefire and peace. Sadly, he’s so boxed himself and the US into total victory over Russia, the war is likely to proceed till Ukraine simply collapses regardless of America’s blank weapons check.
In a cop out for the ages, Biden insists only Ukraine President Zelensky can negotiate its end. Yet when Zelensky got on board a possible 15 point Turkey brokered agreement in March, Biden sent top UK and US officials scurrying to Kyiv to disabuse Zelensky of any settlement that does not weaken Russia in America’s self-destructive proxy war.
America’s puppet in Ukraine can’t make a move without the US pulling his strings to do as it says. We can only hope Zelensky, like Pinocchio, comes to life, throws off his US held strings and sits down at the Peace Table before reckless US string pulling destroys his country.
Walt Zlotow became involved in antiwar activities upon entering University of Chicago in 1963. He is current president of the West Suburban Peace Coalition based in the Chicago western suburbs. He blogs daily on antiwar and other issues at www.heartlandprogressive.blogspot.com.
9 thoughts on “Puppet Master Biden Pulling Puppet Zelensky’s Negotiating Strings in Ukraine”
Cogent summary of how this conflict came about, and how it can end
There was no such thing as a bad ceasefire Minsk Agreement. Europe will tire of the Refugee & economic* scemes & dreams
*like fantasy oil price cap.
The US set up the war with Russia the moment after the regime change in
2014. From then on in the Ukrainian neo-Nazis received weapons and training from the USA/UK, getting ready to finish the job that was started with NATO. Biden was part of the Regime Change, now he thinks he can do one in Russia.
Now we do have a president with dementia and he is setting us up for a nuclear war, he is demented and believes he is omnipotent and can’t lose because he is Joe Biden. And not one of the people around him is sane enough to stop him.
I could be wrong but I suspect quite strongly you’re painting a somewhat rosier picture of the situation than sadly is the case. When few days from now Biden loses track of the teleprompter for the last time and decidedly wanders off into the tunnel of light, there is not going to be any change. Not for the better anyway. The insanity never originated in the dense fog of a single terminally confused mind. The sickness is much more serious and much more widespread. I would challenge anyone to try and point me to a single sane mind that survives the neurotoxic Beltway environment.
You said it, it is scarier than ever in my life time and I am a senior. We need real regime change more than any other nation. But the war profiteers are in control and they will not let go peacefully.
Alas, there seems to be no shortage of nations in dire need of regime change. Of course the impact of insane policies and often mindboggingly stupid decisions made by the regimes of superpowers is much broader and damage is of much greater permanence. But the hardly relevant aren’t much smarter as far as I can see. It seems jobs that involve power over others attracting exactly the wrong sort of people is somewhat more systemic than desirable.
NATO was created to keep Russia down for ever. The fear of Russia saved Germany.
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