It all began with a hoax, and now it is about to launch the US and Europe into a larger conflict because of the Ukraine crisis.
The most imminent foreign policy concern as stated by President Joe Biden himself is that the United States is at the highest chance of "Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis…", suggesting that Russia would use tactical nuclear weapons in the Ukraine.
This comment came as a result of a misreading of a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 21 September 2022 that he "threatened" the use of nuclear weapons.
Putin's comment referred to their use should the Russian Federation be attacked.
"We will use without question all the means at our disposal to protect Russia," Putin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the parade of the Russian fleet.
While Putin's statement was not meant to be aimed at using nuclear weapons in Ukraine to conduct its special military operation, the western media chose to make that interpretation.
However, Biden's dramatic and overblown comment raised the ante to suggest a direct Russian-US nuclear confrontation. Subsequently, the White House had to walk back Biden’s comments, and the Defense Department said it saw no indications or warnings that Russia was planning to deploy and use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
People are asking, how did we get to this point?
Most people see only where events between Moscow and Washington are now. However, the buildup of this crisis has been years in the making. In effect, it was a long-term, orchestrated process.
To be clear, then-Assistant Secretary of State neo-conservative Victoria Nuland and then-Vice President Joe Biden were very instrumental in collaboration with neo-Nazi elements in Ukraine and Europe to create the Ukraine crisis beginning with the 2014 coup.
Victoria Nuland distributes food to protesters in Kyiv. A significant part of the protesters were Ukrainian neo-Nazis.
Their efforts led to the overthrow of a legitimate, democratically-elected government.
Today, Biden is the president of the United States while Nuland is his undersecretary of State for Political Affairs.
The Biden administration's motive all along was not just about Ukraine. Instead, it is about containing if not leading to regime change in Russia itself and eliminate what it perceives to be its main adversary in maintaining the so-called US-led unipolar world order.
But it’s coming with a severe price for the US's allies and the US itself as the West wages a proxy war with Russia. Clearly, if it were not for the Biden administration pushing what it perceives to be its leadership role in NATO, the Europeans never would be in the current state it is now.
How did it all begin? It began with an elaborate hoax as the US and Europeans are about ready to launch the world into another war using Ukraine as a means to contain Russia or bring down its government.
It is a now disproven hoax by Democrats in the lead-up to the 2016 election. That hoax basically said that Moscow conspired with the campaign to elect Donald Trump to be president. Using Moscow as an excuse, Clinton and the Democrats sought to reclaim her lead over Trump. But it ultimately did not work.
That narrative was developed by then 2016 Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton creating the totally fabricated Steele Dossier.
The motive not only was to elect Clinton president but for Democrats to retain power and control following eight years of the Democrat Obama administration.
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, Russia-US Summit, July 16, 2018, Helsinki.
That hoax, however, later was disproven by at least two separate investigations. But it took three years and created major disarray, political chaos and two impeachments for then President Donald Trump.
Given this hoax, the Biden administration and the Democrats own it but must perpetuate and create a picture of Russia as the ultimate boogie man.
The crisis over Ukraine which is just a cog for a larger US goal to overthrow the government in Moscow and maintain the US-led unipolar world order come after the West ignored some 32 years of at least six agreements.
These agreements centered primarily around "indivisibility" concerning security between East and West while edging NATO ever closer to the borders of the Russian Federation by ignoring those agreements.
The idea of "indivisibility" was that the West would not increase its security at the expense of the East.
This basic tenet was embodied in:
- The Helsinki Final Act of 1975;
- The 1990 Charter of Paris for a New Europe;
- The 1997 Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security;
- Istanbul Protocol of 1999;
- Astana Agreement of 2010;
- A 06 March 1991 document pointing to an agreement on no-NATO expansion. Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, the document, which reflected minutes of a meeting, was recently discovered in the British National Archives.
Michail Gorbachev discussing German unification with Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Helmut Kohl in Russia, July 15, 1990. Photo: Bundesbildstelle / Presseund Informationsamt der Bundesregierung.
Despite these agreements, NATO has expanded to the border of the Russian Federation on at least five different occasions during the 1990s and into the 2000s despite assurances from three former US presidents and other agreements on indivisibility.
While Ukraine for some time had sought to join NATO, it did not become a high priority until after the disastrous withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in August 2021. Just weeks later, Biden's Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin first went to Georgia and then to Ukraine to encourage them to join.
Zelinsky first gave it a priority but after the Russian military operation began in February 2022, he began to walk back that ambition, even though Ukraine all along was not even eligible to join NATO.
And even joining also would have violated terms by which Ukraine became an independent country with the 16 July 1990 Declaration on State Sovereignty of Ukraine, which gave assurance of the country's non-alignment.
Since Kyiv had been shelling the Donbas region since the 2014 coup because its citizens sought to remain autonomous, Ukraine and Russia sought to resolve the dispute with the Minsk I agreement in 2014 and the Minsk II in 2015.
Russia and Ukraine were joined by France and Germany called the Normandy Format to negotiate a settlement, which was signed by their leadership and the then-leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic.
Despite these agreements, there was no implementation, largely at the behest of Washington, which is one of the immediate causes to the outbreak of military conflict, since Kyiv had undertaken an effort to intensify its shelling of the Donbas region.
The capital of Donbass, Donetsk, has been shelled by Ukrainian troops almost every day for 8 years.
Another immediate cause occurred when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky on 20 February 2022 threatened to renounce its non-nuclear status under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.
Under the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine gave up some 1,900 nuclear weapons, making Ukraine at the time the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world.
When Zelinsky made that threat, Ukraine still possessed the industrial capacity and know-how to rebuild its nuclear arsenal, which Russian President Putin saw as an immediate threat.
The Biden administration and particularly neo-conservatives such as Victoria Nuland, saw Ukraine as an opportunity to contain Russia. Ukraine was just a cog in the grinding wheel toward that ultimate goal, along with retaining and strengthening the US-led unipolar, "rules-based," world order.
But events have not worked out and now the Ukraine crisis poses a dilemma for the U.S. and NATO countries, who are having to confront energy shortages, affecting their industries in the long-term and ability to provide heat this coming winter.
Some EU countries in fact have begun to question its commitment to Ukraine. And the Biden administration never has explained to the American people what the national security imperative is for undertaking an undeclared proxy war with Russia in Ukraine.
All of this then poses a fundamental question: Does America and Europeans intend to continue waging a conflict in Ukraine to support a broader effort to contain Russia during this post-Cold War period spawned from an elaborate political hoax of Washington ideologues and Biden's Democrat Party?