Tag Archive: Ukraine

Apparently, Putin is now making demands in return for an end to the hostilities. I’ve been reading he’s willing to end hostilities if Ukraine give up the land he wants (Crimea), recognize the two areas of Ukraine Putin has decided are now “independent states” (Donetsk and Luhansk), and change their Constitution to institute permanent neutrality of Ukraine – meaning that Ukraine would never be permitted to join NATO or any other group of nations that would assist them if they’re ever under attack again.

He’s basically acting like a guy who tries to rob a bank he thought would be easy to steal from, and then, says he’s willing to stop shooting the hostages he took, if the bank gives him half the money in the vault and a clear getaway path.

I don’t know if Zelensky is willing to give up land for peace, or agree to some neutrality promise for it. I’m pretty sure he’s aware that if he does, there will still be no guarantees that Putin won’t try this again, and soon, making up similar excuses and lies to justify the unjustifiable.

And who the hell is Putin to make demands? He planned on being in and out of Ukraine within a day or two. But Ukrainians

don’t want him. Even the ones Putin was claiming he wanted to “liberate” greeted his army with Molotov Cocktails and gunfire. They don’t want his ‘liberation.’

And what about all the damage this unwarranted attack has wreaked all over Ukraine? What about the lives and property lost?

And what kind of message does it sent to Putin, or any other dictator who would use similar tactics for a land grab?

Giving Putin what he wants after he destroyed your country in an unprovoked attack, displaced millions and killed thousands of your people, would only entice him to do it again the next time he feels an itch he needs scratched.

Putin needs to be shown that he is no one to make demands of sovereign nations. He, and all his enablers, within Russia and abroad, need to pay for this. With their lives or with their riches, I don’t care.

Putin needs to be held accountable for his war crimes. His Oligarchs need to be held accountable for enabling him. And members of government in other countries who cleared the path for him and made him feel confident in their support of his actions. or who conspired with him, need to be held accountable.

It’s time for Evil people to be held accountable for their evil deeds. We all want peace – but guys like Putin will never let us live in peace. Time for the world to take out the trash

Fight the Power

Do you have any idea how brave you have to be as a Russian citizen to protest, in Moscow?

Do you know how against the war the thousands who are right now in Pushkin Square protesting, have to be, to brave arrest and all that goes along with it in Russia?

Putin does NOT have the support of Russians in Russia.

Putin does NOT have the support of the “Russian Speaking Eastern Ukrainians” in Ukraine.

Putin does NOT have the support of the majority of the world.

I think Putin realized he had no choice but to shit or get off the pot.

Putin was trying to play the long game here, starting with disinformation campaigns in the US and other western countries.

He meddled in a few elections (notably, ours), to try and weaken Democracies.

He bought a weak minded leader, a ‘useful idiot, Trump, specifically with the intent of weakening the United States’ relationships with her Allies and to destabilize NATO.

And for a while there, the plan was working.

But then we elected Biden.

Putin was not expecting that. But I’m sure he believed that his misinformation campaigns, along with the indoctrinated likes of Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingram, would help him to weaken Biden’s Presidency.

And on the surface, that looked like it was working as well. But Putin is a realist. And folks tired of the fact-free fantasies of the conspiracy theorist lunatics stopped playing nice. Reality was seeping in, and while things were getting better for the US, things for Putin were going to worse if he didn’t act soon.

For the last year and change, Biden has been reaffirming and strengthening the relationships Trump tried to break. NATO countries saw Trump for what he was – a temporary mental illness within the Democratic sphere – a malignant cancerous tumor – that once removed, would bring, if not the country as a whole, then at least our leadership apparatus, back to it’s senses.

Putin had to put up or shut up – now.

He couldn’t wait for NATO to grow stronger. He couldn’t wait for the US to fully recover from the Trumpian disease. He couldn’t wait for the world to recover from the pandemic we all suffered from.

That’s why he struck now.

I think he may actually be surprised at how much resistance he is facing – How united so many countries are against him – How united so many of his people are against him.

The history of Russia is full of megalomaniacal leaders who destroy their own citizens for personal gain. Putin is the most recent in that long line of bad actors who misrepresent the will of the good people who live in that country.

I hope this Hitleresque attack of Putin’s ends quickly, and much the same way Hitler’s did.

I pray the people of Russia are finally able to elect someone who will represent them better on the world stage.

I pray that soon they can have peace and freedom and freedom to cry out for peace.