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Four Western Nations are sending 63 TANKS to Ukraine, from, USA 31 Abrams, GERMANY 14 Leopard, UK 14 Challenger, and CANADA 4 Leopold.
ISRAEL REJECTS USA request for their HAWK missiles, in storage, to be sent to Ukraine
Now the HEAVIEST weapons are being used against EACH OTHER.
RUSSIA’S $45 Billion of CHINESE YUAN is helping MOSCOW to weather the MASSIVE plunge in their energy revenues.
USA is ALLEGING, that CHINA is SECRETLY helping RUSSIA
RUSSIA is preparing for a HUGE SPRING OFFENSIVE.
CARICOM is VERY SILENT on this WAR, why ???
From the totality of my Global experiences including BACK CHANNELS, to Russia, Ukraine, and USA, do believe it is Time to take the “OXYGEN” out of this war, to allow Russia a FACE SAVER, and to negotiate an end, through a DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION with NEGOTIATIONS and RESPECT to both RUSSIA and UKRAINE
WHY THE WAR?
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24,2022 and it is the most disruptive conflict that Europe has seen since 1945. While many in the West see a war of choice by Russian President Vladimir Putin, he says that NATO’s 2008 decision in favor of eventual Ukrainian membership brought a threat to Russia’s borders, and still others trace the conflict back to the Cold War’s end and the failure of the West to support Russia adequately after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
To Ukraine, there is no question that Putin lit the match when he ordered Russian troops to invade on February 24, 2022. Like the leaders of the great powers in 1914, President Putin, believed that it would be a short war with a quick victory, like Soviet Union’s takeover of Budapest in 1956 or Prague in 1968, with the Airborne troops would capture the airport and advancing tanks would seize Kyiv, then to remove Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and installing a puppet pro-Russian government.
President Putin told the Russian people that he was conducting a “special military operation” to “DENAZIFY” Ukraine and prevent NATO from expanding to Russia’s borders, but President Putin, miscalculated the Western Nations collective responses, led by the USA.
President Gorbachev stated that he thinks that NATO enlargement was a “big mistake” and “a violation of the spirit of the statements and assurances made” in 1990
ORIGINS OF CONFLICT
While there had been tensions between Russia and Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, for a long time, the situation began getting out of control in early 2021. In January 2021, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged US President Joe Biden to let Ukraine join NATO. This angered Russia, which started sending troops near its Ukraine border for “training exercises” in Spring 2021 and increased it during Autumn 2021.
By December 2021, the USA began hyping up the deployment of the Russian troops and President Biden warned of severe sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia has demanded that the West gives a legally binding guarantee that NATO will not hold any military activity in eastern Europe and Ukraine, and President Vladimir Putin claims Ukraine is a puppet of the West and was never a proper State anyway.
The new tension between Russia and Ukraine, which also borders the European Union, has repercussions for the EU, and that is why the EU, most of whom are NATO signatories, have joined the USA in announcing sanctions against Russian entities. French President Emmanuel Macron flew to Moscow to talk to President Putin to reduce tensions and India has called for a Diplomatic way out of the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine whilst the Kingdom of SAUDI ARABIA is working on the BACK-CHANNELS MEDIATION Route.
President Zelensky’s 10-Points Peace Formula, is as follows:
Radiation and nuclear security
Release of all POWs and deportees
Restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, respect for the UN Charter.
Total withdrawal of all Russian troops from all of Ukraine
Punishment for war crimes
Protection for the environment, stopping Russia’s ecocide in Ukraine
New security architecture and security guarantees for Ukraine
Signing of peace treaty.
Russia and China are working together, as the Europeans are on board with sanctions, but GERMANY do not agree, however the USA convinced Germany to support the sanctions. RUSSIA IS NOT THE THREAT TO THE USA, but CHINA is a THREAT, and is gaining INFLUENCES in AFRICA, GULF, MIDDLE EAST, The AMERICAS, including GUYANA. Germany is providing equipment and knows CHINA is a HUGE Challenge for the next 2 years in the INDO PACIFIC. A Global RETUNING is VERY FRAGILE, and the USA may sabotage ITS OWN INTERESTS, like the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, where the USA bungled the operation and RUINED ITS FINANCES. There is a huge potential for THE DISINTEGRATION OF RUSSIA, and CHINA is very careful, and thinking LONG TERM.
Recently the MEXICO President, told President BIDEN, that he is treating MEXICO with DISDAIN, while CHINA is with STRONG RELATIONSHIPS, and IS BIG ON THE RADAR in the USA backyard. The CHINESE MODEL is a NORTH STAR for many countries, as the CHINESE Philosophy in the Americas, AFRICA, ASIA, and MIDDLE EAST is with NO EMPHASIS on Human Rights, Democracy or Corruptions, as actively PROMOTED by the USA.
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DOCTRINE will be on the RISE and FALL of Ukraine and is fighting for a VICTORY but willing to NEGOTIATE. President Biden MUST SCORE a VICTORY, soon, as the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS will not support heavy fundings to UKRAINE, and ALL HELL CAN BREAK LOOSE.
The JANUARY 6, 2021, USA CAPITOL ATTACK, are causing countries to be worried about their PROMISED USA SECURITY, and some Americans are unable TO GET FOOD, and are BLAMING PRESIDENT BIDEN and the UKRAINE WAR. PROTECTIONISM will continue to be a worry, and as nations become more TRIBAL, there WILL be MORE Conflicts.
In 2022, Emmanuel Todd published a book titled “The Third World War Has Started”
“A prominent French intellectual has written a book arguing that the United States is already waging World War Three against Russia and China. He also warned that Europe has become a kind of imperial “protectorate”, which has little sovereignty and is essentially controlled by the US.US and EU sanctions have failed to crush Russia, as Western capitals had hoped”, he noted. This means that “the resistance of the Russian economy is pushing the American imperial system toward the precipice”, and “the American monetary and financial controls of the world would collapse”. Emmanuel Todd: World War III has already begun – The Post (unherd.com)
APOLOGY # 3 of 3, my last on this item.
With reference to my past column, dated January 3, 2023, Al Jazeera: 1 of 2 ref # 8. The FULL paragraph with Professor Dr. Jacob Opadeyi, was DELETED with Apologies. The paragraph should have included the word, ALLEGED, and there was no intention to defame, no intention of malice, and no intention to place in disrepute Dr. Jacob Opadeyi. This apology is offered, after the receipt of not happy, WhatsApp, SMSs, from Dr. Jacob.