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9Aug/180

RUSSIAN MILITARISM IN YOUR CITY OR FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT Part 1

Posted by Nate

  • A Russian tank in Ohio.
  • The hammer and sickle in front of the White House.
  • A car sticker in Moscow: “Made it to Berlin — will make it to Washington.”
  • The symbol of Russian imperial ambitions over the Statue of Liberty.
  • 8,000 marching in Russian military uniform and carrying Soviet flags in 20 American cities.
  • American daycare centers teaching history by the USSR textbook.
  • The US Senators approve it.
  • The Kremlin funds it.

Reporting on May 5–9, 2018 events in the US: The demonstration of military might in combination with the soft power campaigns raises concerns about the Russian expanding aggression against the West.

“Understanding just how extensive and coordinated Russia’s operations against the West are represents the first step in confronting — and defeating — Putin’s increased aggression, particularly as it becomes clear that the 2016 election interference was just a starting point. “If there has ever been a clarion call for vigilance and action against a threat to the very foundation of our democratic political system, this episode is it,” former director of national intelligence James Clapper said this spring“I hope the American people recognize the severity of this threat and that we collectively counter it before it further erodes the fabric of our democracy.”

Below is an analysis of the latest hybrid war campaign:

  1. Photos and description of the campaign events;

2. Brief background and cultural commentary on the nature and origin of the events;

3. Organizers of the events: individuals, agents and groups funded by the Russian Federation and the Administration of the Russian President Vladimir Putin;

4. Facilitators of the events: The US legislators and Senators

5. Other aspects of the Kremlin’s effort to divide and demoralize the US;

6. A few suggestions on pushing back.

1. “IMMORTAL REGIMENT” EVENTS, MAY 5–9, 2018

THE US

In 2018, about 8,000 people took part in the “Immortal Regiment” in twenty US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Miami. New cities joined the action this year: Kansas City, Birmingham, Houston, Vancouver and Phoenix.

Secret invasion

Americans dressed in Soviet uniforms.

WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D.C.,

Over 700 people in Russian military uniform gather in front of the White House, with a Russian Ambassador to the United States in attendance.

Americans in Russian uniforms

“Immortal Regiment” in front of the White House.

OHIO

A Russian tank T-34 takes part in the re-enactment of the Stalingrad battle in Ohio.

Silent invasion.

OHIO
A Russian tank T-34 takes part in the re-enactment of the Stalingrad battle in Ohio.

Putin’s favorite broadcaster, the main anchor of the Russia Channel One, “the voice of Kremlin,” infamous for once threatening to reduce the US to the radioactive ashes, reports on the story.

SEATTLE

In 2018, the festival costs came up to 14,000 dollars of which 5,000 dollars was paid by the Russian consulate.

In 2017, the FBI agents visited the offices of the Russian-American Initiative for Cooperation in Seattle.

10Feb/150

Selling Ukraine

Posted by Nate

Some experts, such as Micah Zenko, have suggested that any U.S. decision to give (very limited) weapons to Ukraine would have either no effect or a highly negative one by escalating the conflict. But non-lethal aid, others argue, could help reduce civilian casualties in the region by allowing the Ukrainian military to operate more safely.”

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/how-us-technology-could-help-ukraine-without-arming-it/104931/

Eastern Ukraine and the unneeded war

Why? What for?

To give or not to give?

Let's suppose the conflict will not be “escalated”

What exactly does this mean?

Is the never ending slow burning conflict better?

If the answer is yes – then why and for whom??

Why is the never ending pointless, slow-grinding of Ukraine better than helping Ukraine to protect itself against the enemy, whose sole purpose is to keep the conflict going in order to ruin, to fully destabilize, Ukraine and to stay in power.

That is exactly what Putin needs: to keep the war at a low intensity in order to keep the support of the fooled Russian population and to stay in power.

Dangerous trend in Russia

Nationalism in Russia

Putin whose bombers are constantly testing the NATO allies and the submarines are provoking the Baltic countries; Putin that talks about “nuclear armed” Russia is not afraid to provoke and antagonize NATO.

And yet Europe and the US are very hesitant to do anything to stop Russia's reckless bullying because it might “antagonize Russia” and upset Putin.

And if the Europeans and Obama think that sanctions will deter Putin from further aggression or will force him to retreat, they are just delusional.

It would be interesting to consider how an alternative history of WWII would have ended if the main allies' strategies would be not to antagonize Hitler and to operate “more safely”.

Russia's military buildup

Ratcheting up the fervor.

Berlin carpet bombing comes to mind and a couple of nuclear devices in Japan.

Yes, Ukraine is in big trouble and its economy is in shambles. And that is exactly what Putin wants for Ukraine in order to control it. He knows that if Ukraine turns to the West, it just might succeed in improving its economy and the life of its people. And then it will be lost forever.

I am really disgusted and ashamed of the inept and lazy Europe that sold Czechoslovakia to Hitler before and is now selling Ukraine to Putin.

Europe that allowed the Holocaust before and is doing nothing to prevent another Holocaust that is fast approaching.

Maybe we will wake up -- but it may be too late.

History repeats itself for those who need one more lesson.

   
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