West must stop Shelling Donetsk/Luhansk or Russia Must Invade: Editorial
USA via its Ukraine surrogate is guilty of crimes against humanity in the Donbass region of Eastern Europe. This is the quintessential America, its ghastly record; its bloody history, its ill-repute; and its snake-like modus operandi.
The world sickens at these cutthroat crimes against humanity that kill millions or leave tens of millions in a humanitarian holocaust, like Afghanistan or North Korea.
A new USA/Russian standoff is because the USA seeks control of Ukraine, which includes as half of its claimed territory many millions of likely ethnic Russians and certainly many more Russian speaking persons who wish to be in Russia. This is part of the mess left by the fragmenting breakup of the Soviet Union at the start of the 1990s, but still ongoing.
Editorial by Micheal John
America has been pushing the European Union and NATO to embrace Ukraine. But since 21 November 2013 there has been civil war which America has interfered with, and lied about, every single day, causing millions of humanitarian disaster cases. The latter is something America has a penchant for, slaughtering civilians in numbers nearing as high as Hitler did in WWII if the slaughter of the civilian population in North Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan is to be counted.
1. The American record for starting wars; fighting wars with surrogates; or invading countries; is a litany of abject failures and the worst war crimes, by volume, in recorded human history.
2. America doesn’t win wars it only kills people and leaves behind catastrophe, humanitarian disasters that never get fixed, and political unrest that seems never ending. Examples include North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Chagos Islanders.
3. Nothing America could have done to Vietnam where it killed over 3 millions, could prevent the industrious Vietnamese from rebuilding their country with the greatest of pride, success and ample respect of the entire world. But there are still millions of tears for the loss of loved ones.
The gullible American population led by American journalists like Jim Acosta on CNN needs to be briefed a lot better than what the liars in the White House and at the Pentagon are doing.
If the American armed attacks including artillery shelling and missiles, bombing, and sniper killings, against the civilians of Donetsk and Luhansk, do not stop, Russia must move massive numbers of troops and artillery into the region and rescue the Russian population (see below). That is my opinion. This six years of constant bloodshed must come to an end. That is the position the West has stupidly pushed Russia into and that is where it is all going: a peace enforcement operation by the Russian Army. Get out of the way.
America has fueled armed conflict in the Donbass region and others. So too has Russia. The American propaganda is the unquestioned content of American media and the public believes the lies. Photo Credit: John J. Mearsheimer University of Chicago. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag
Why is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s fault by Professor John Mearsheimer.
Video: Following the decision of ethnic Russians in Crimea to separate from Ukraine and rejoin the Russian Federation, John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science and Co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, assesses the causes of the present Ukraine crisis, the best way to end it, and its consequences for all of the main actors.
Whatever happened to both sides of the story?
I watched Jim Acosta (American broadcast journalist, CNN anchor and domestic correspondent) today sneering and cracking at Vladimir Putin’s name as he flashed to the updates on the Putin/Biden telephone call of 30 December 2021. I realized the outrageous slant on the news report. What the hell ever happened to getting both sides of the story? American journalism with some very notable exceptions found near the LA Times, the Washpo folks and NYT, seriously sucks.
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. President Biden urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine. He made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. President Biden also expressed support for diplomacy, starting early next year with the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue, at NATO through the NATO-Russia Council, and at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. President Biden reiterated that substantive progress in these dialogues can occur only in an environment of de-escalation rather than escalation.” Citing US White House Statement four hours ago.
Then I opened up the videos Katie Alsop had taken earlier in the month in the Donbass region talking to women and their families about their desire to feel safe and not have to worry about American artillery shells and bombs landing on their houses.
After 8 years of independence from Ukraine, the ethnic Russian, Russian-speaking populations of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk have earned their independence, but they always did have the right of self-determination which they exercised in 2014.
This was not a Russian-led exercise, it was grass-roots-led by people I have met, people who in my estimation were, despite their claims, strong in their commitment to leave Ukraine, which had always discriminated against them for being Russian, and weak in their skills and training required to lead such a campaign.
They had tried politically for years since the break-up of the Soviet Union, said one gentleman, whose name I will not use because neither of us want a fkn American drone-fired missile landing on our wives and kids.
That Joe Biden is still having these populations shelled with Ukraine military artillery supplied by American weapons manufacturers, and bombed by surrogates and by Americans with bombs made in America is beyond criminal.
Some 4 million people under attack by USA/Ukraine are in need of Humanitarian Assistance says UNICEF
“Before he got hit, Sasha was like a [normal] child. Now he seems like a grown up. He can tell from the sounds what type of weapon is firing.” said 12-year-old Sasha’s guardian talking about the changes in him since he was shot in the ankle by a stray bullet, reports UNICEF
“3.4 Million people are in need of humanitarian assistance – 60 per cent of them are women and children. Approximately 1.6 million people have been forced from their homes and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed or wounded,” continues the report.
“The situation is particularly grave for girls and boys living in areas with the fiercest fighting: Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics – within 15 kilometres of the ‘contact line’ – a line that divides Ukraine from Luhansk PR and Donetsk PR,” notes the UNICEF report.
The people at street level in Donetsk PR are bigger than those running the war from faraway at the Pentagon and from Kiev.
Donetsk PR Human Rights Commissioner Darya Morozova has said, “We call upon all Ukrainian families, whose relatives went missing in the zones of armed conflict in Donbass, to submit biological samples, for further molecular genetic testing on the Donetsk PR. The procedure is carried out on humanitarian basis (free of charge), on a written request from a missing person’s relative,” she said, reports Tass.
“Once again, I stress that our initiative is purely humane and humanitarian. We sincerely want to help those who had to face the tragedy of not knowing where their loved ones are, and we will not stop until the fate of all people sought by their loved ones on both sides of the line of contact is established,” Commissioner Morozova said.
This bloodshed needs to end, and the right to self determination of the Russian people in Donetsk PR and Luhansk PR must be accepted.