The Libertarian National Committee sent out a mailer titled “No War with Russia.” It accurately explains a brief history of Russia and the US’s brainless relationship and the role the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has played in all of this. The letter prescribes noninterventionism because “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
But, we have seen all of this before, especially from a state dominated by the American Left– along with its media allies, you see a pattern of concocting crises to perpetuate the power of this hammer: “What defines our present condition is how the moral panics are used to rally a civilian army that revels in the demise of the nonconforming opposition…. The Russia-Ukraine War is an easy lightning rod that the government and established centers of power in society can use to demonize Americans who hold the wrong view.” — Alice Salles. “The answer for why Americans pine for more war is probably complicated, but it’s clear that they generally hold simplistic views of the situation over there.”
Basically, people are lazy and want to be spoon-fed media narratives that they can easily understand. The history of Russia and the area we refer to as Ukraine, and the context of the conflict is too complicated to grasp which leads them to swallow whole the simplistic narrative they are fed.
Noninterventionism takes the position that Putin is not our leader and that thus Americans can’t hold him accountable for bad behavior. Conversely, if we at least acknowledge the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s role in provoking this conflict, we can work toward holding our own leaders accountable and press them to stop creating these vicious boondoggles around the world.
Why would US military officials acknowledge and even boast that we are providing Ukraine with intelligence that allows them to kill Russian generals and sink ships if not to escalate this war? Why is Biden pushing us into war with a nuclear-armed Russia? Why isn’t Congress asking?
As citizens, we need to be more skeptical of narratives running rampant in the mainstream media. They are hurting our country, even more than it did during the “freedom fries” Iraq War era.
Like Saddam, Putin is being portrayed as the big evil bad guy, yet the US and NATO have never even offered to meet with him. Despite what is said in the media, the demands are pretty legit–Ukrainian neutrality, withdrawal of surrounding NATO forces, or independence for Donetsk and Luhansk. The media’s narrative is to ignore the US’s role in the 2014 Maidan coup, which resulted in the installation of a Russia-hostile NATO puppet, and to ignore the neo-Nazi element of the Ukraine government (Azov Battalion et al.), which is responsible for many of the fourteen thousand deaths in the Russian-speaking Donbass regions over the last eight years–which has led us to where we are now.
Biden has already committed an act of war against the Great Bear. We have done so by supplying the billions of dollars in weapons we have sent Ukraine over the last several years. The Biden administration continues to ramp up spending to arm Ukraine, and Russia has formally warned it to stop doing so. How far will we push, and is Biden doing this just to cover up his family’s dealings in Ukraine–corruption plane and simple.
Despite the low-bandwidth talk surround the ‘heroic’ Ukraine, Ukraine is not going to win any kind of war against Russia, no matter how much money and weapons we send them. Military experts that actually understand the long game note that Russia’s failure to achieve a quick and decisive victory is due mainly to restraint and the limited scope of its military goals.
The ignorant notion that we need to help Ukraine “win” this war is as bogus as Barack Obama’s “Afghanistan is a war we have to win.”
In the Dave Smith interview below, Colonel MacGregor notes that we need to return to being “the kind of country that we were a hundred years ago, which in most cases, was interested in intervening to end conflicts, not with military power, but to offer its services as an objective partner, as someone who could bring two sides together and avoid a larger more destructive conflict“
Paul Plante says
What an excellent article!
Well written, to the point and timely.
We are being fed so much propaganda and pure horse**** about this “war” it is not funny.
All these “experts” out there commenting on how poor Russia’s soldiers are doing would do well to go back and review how well our conscripts did in Korea, when some land-speed records were set by our troops running away from the enemy, like the Brits running like rabbits during the Battle of New Orleans, or VEET NAM.
The “experts” out there who seem to know Putin’s innermost thoughts so they know precisely what his war plan is should consider an article on History.net titled “To Soldier on in a Dying War” by William J. Shkurti on 9/7/2017, where
we have some operative reality about us to consider, as follows:
In early March 1971, a Harris Poll found a majority of Americans believed the war in Vietnam to be “morally wrong.”
Later that month an Americal Division armored cavalry unit refused orders to secure a downed helicopter, and shortly thereafter accusations of carelessness and drug use swirled around one of the Army’s most embarrassing defeats of the war at Firebase Mary Ann.
In a June Armed Forces Journal article, retired Marine Colonel Robert Heinl wrote about an army in “a state approaching collapse.”
This kind of soldier (or nonsoldier) is what retired Marine Colonel Robert Heinl wrote about in his June 1971 Armed Forces Journal article.
“By every conceivable indicator, our Army that now remains in Vietnam is in a state approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having refused combat, murdering their officers and non-commissioned officers, drug-ridden, and dispirited where not near mutinous,” Heinl charged.
This point of view was shared by some still on active duty in the Army.
Brigadier General Theodore Mataxis, who had led troops both in Vietnam and Korea, declared: “It’s been the opposite of Korea.”
“There we went in with a bad army and came out with a good one.”
“In Vietnam we went in with a good army and came out with a bad one.”
As I say, as we crow to the world about how great we really are, and how pure our motives, which is pure BULL****, we really ought to think about how false that presumption really is.
And when you hear one of these experts on the radio or TV telling us all about how lousy Putin is as a war leader, and how lousy his army is, give him or her the finger, while asking yourself this important question, to wit: Are Joe Biden and Lloyd Austin any better?
And once again, thanks to the Cape Charles Mirror for standing up the REAL AMERICAN VALUES possessed by real Americans, not ignorant, short-sighted, greedy, grasping, shallow-thinking hack politicians, many of them evaders of military service in the federal city of Washington. D.C., with its COUNTER-PROPAGANDA stance taken here, which is why the Cape Charles Mirror is and remains a palladium of our liberty as a people to question the actions of these A-HOLES populating that miasmic pestilential swamp down there by the Potomac River in the TEN MILES SQUARE.