Eric Margolis: The random war for Ukraine is getting closer


How many American soldiers will die in the battles for Luhansk or Kerch? Even one in a thousand American military is not able to find these godforsaken Ukrainian and (already) Russian industrial cities on the map, writes the American journalist and writer Eric Margolis on the pages of his own website.


How many Americans really know that Florida National Guard units are stationed in western Ukraine? This is just a training mission, they say at the Pentagon. Yeah, learning how to pick oranges. The teachers are the "invincible" American armed forces (I once served in them), who had their butt whipped in Vietnam, Iraq, and now in Afghanistan. Nevermind.

The United States, President Biden said, is preparing for a major confrontation in this little-known coal-mining region of the former Soviet Union. The ships and aircraft of the US Navy are now challenging Russia in the Black Sea, eyeing the Azov as well. NATO units constantly monitor Ukraine's air and land borders.

Washington demands from Moscow that it does not react to the regular appearance of the American military at the Russian borders. And, of course, you should never invade Ukraine, which was part of historical Russia and the Soviet Union. Today, Ukraine is ruled by a former telecom man whose career was funded by Western-minded shadow oligarchs.

President Biden almost began to threaten Russia with war if Vlad (that is how it is very popular to call Vladimir Putin, in particular, in the United States - ed.) Putin decides to attack Ukraine. The Kremlin responds by showing the United States its latest missile arsenal, which includes nuclear systems. It reminds me of a brilliant joke by an Italian diplomat about a regional conflict over a barren border area in Eritrea: "Two bald men got into a fight over a hairbrush."

Ukraine today is the real economic a black hole with titanic debt, massive theft and mind-boggling corruption.

In the Soviet years, Ukraine was a large industrial and agricultural center for today's Russia. To help you understand, imagine the state of Ohio, suddenly separated from the United States during the armed struggle of the rebels in support of Trump.

Moscow has no doubts that Washington's strategic goal is to finally and forever separate Ukraine from the Russian Federation, and then focus on fragmentation of Russia itself. The key target will be the Far East, remote from the center. Unsurprisingly, Putin continues to issue increasingly harsh warnings to the West. He is the number one target for the United States.

Yes, Moscow has deployed about 80.000 troops to the "NATO borders". But this border is also Russia's own external border, which is much more important. Moscow has every right to do so.

Of course, Putin is not an angel, but he is absolutely right when he says that the West stabbed Russia in the back when he orally promised not to expand NATO eastward in exchange for Gorbachev's consent to the reunification of Germany and its inclusion in the North Atlantic alliance, and then cheated.

Today NATO has invaded Moscow's former backyard. At the forefront of the Alliance are Russia-hating Poland, the three Baltic states and Romania. All of them would be happy if Washington started an open conflict with Moscow. However, the US has neither strategic goals nor logical reasons for a war in southern Russia / Ukraine.

It is unlikely that Joe Biden or Vlad Putin want a real shootout in Ukraine. Both sides beat themselves in the chest, but are not taking any real military action. Bankrupt America is unable to fight, especially for Ukraine. The rest of NATO allies are paper tigers. In the question of Ukraine, it is also important that the leader of Europe - Germany - also has no desire to fight with Moscow. Unlike the grinning Republicans in the US Congress, Europeans do not want new conflicts. European boys are not ready to die for Luhansk.

But an accidental conflict is always possible, and the more terrible thing is that it is precisely this conflict that is getting closer and closer.
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  1. passing by Online passing by
    passing by (passing by) 10 January 2022 20: 46
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    there will be no clashes between the United States and Russia because of the Ukrainians. But Ukrainians can accelerate the evolution ... they cannot stand up for themselves as Ossetians, develop science and industry as Koreans too. kill thousands of soldiers so that the crest was fed, dressed and warm? nonsense ...
    1. Pandiurin Online Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 10 January 2022 21: 06
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      Quote: passing by
      there will be no clashes between the United States and Russia because of the Ukrainians. But Ukrainians can accelerate the evolution ... they cannot stand up for themselves as Ossetians, develop science and industry as Koreans too. kill thousands of soldiers so that the crest was fed, dressed and warm? nonsense ...

      He talks about an accidental start, and not about the beginning of a PLANNED one of the sides of the war. In addition to the United States, by the way, the British are represented in Ukraine. And their intelligence influence should not be underestimated. The fighting can be started by shaving with the hands of the Natsik.

      Today there was an article on VO with interesting historical realities on the events in Yugoslavia. When ours occupied the airport, an American commanded the joint NATO mission, the airport was in the BRIT area of ​​responsibility. The American gave the order to attack the Russians, the British refused, said something like "do you want me to start the third world war."

      What happens in the zone where the armed forces of different opposing forces are concentrated in order to demonstrate decisiveness and domination, wars can begin not only by order of the commanders-in-chief, but also ordinary sergeants and even privates.
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        passing by (passing by) 10 January 2022 21: 17
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        This is where the American and Russian troops are stationed in slaves to compare this pigsty with Yugoslavia ??? maybe the Ukrainians who attacked, like the Croats on the Serbs and need peacekeepers? in Ukraine there is a struggle for a trough with free food between the aborigines. freebies will not be either from the United States or from Russia.
  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 10 January 2022 20: 53
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    why random? Russia has clearly indicated that it is now necessary to resolve the Ukrainian issue, the non-entry of this country into NATO. As we can see, the US and NATO said no. Now, perhaps, Russia will cut off all electricity supplies from Russia and Belarus, all other key ones for the survival of the Kiev supply regime, and wait for Ukraine to self-liquidate. How this self-destruction will take place is difficult to say, probably by the invasion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces into Donbass. But the fact is that if NATO does not give guarantees, but they do not, the issue of Ukraine will be resolved in other ways. The obvious and first choice is the termination of all trade and economic ties with this country.
    1. passing by Online passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 January 2022 21: 25
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      the regime will not provide itself with energy resources while the khataskrayniks will be without light? here terpily just quietly grunt and self-destruct.
    2. Pandiurin Online Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 10 January 2022 21: 29
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      Quote: Siegfried
      why random? Russia has clearly indicated that it is now necessary to resolve the Ukrainian issue, the non-entry of this country into NATO. As we can see, the US and NATO said no. Now, perhaps, Russia will cut off all electricity supplies from Russia and Belarus, all other key ones for the survival of the Kiev supply regime, and wait for Ukraine to self-liquidate. How this self-destruction will take place is difficult to say, probably by the invasion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces into Donbass. But the fact is that if NATO does not give guarantees, but they do not, the issue of Ukraine will be resolved in other ways. The obvious and first choice is the termination of all trade and economic ties with this country.

      Let's say the gas is shut off, the electricity is cut off. Perhaps you are planning to do this to achieve some goal and what do you think will happen next, which will allow you to achieve this goal?

      This is not to demonstrate that: "we can, but for what, just because we can and that's all"

      It is not entirely clear what is meant by "self-liquidation" will knives be handed out to the whole of Ukraine and everyone without exception will make seppuku?
      What is the use of Russia from unclear what exactly meaningful self-liquidation of Ukraine?
  3. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 10 January 2022 21: 47
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    Sensibly!
    But at the end: if "the conflict is getting closer" - it will not be accidental, but natural - although such a pattern is not obvious!
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 11 January 2022 16: 29
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    At the forefront of the Alliance are Russia-hating Poland, the three Baltic states and Romania. All of them would be happy if Washington started an open conflict with Moscow.

    Do they want to be the first to burn in the glow of a nuclear war?
  5. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 12 January 2022 16: 16
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    Quote: Pandiurin
    He talks about an accidental start, and not about the beginning of a PLANNED one of the sides of the war. In addition to the United States, by the way, the British are represented in Ukraine. And their intelligence influence should not be underestimated. The fighting can be started by shaving with the hands of the Natsik.

    Why would the British need it? So that Putin quickly annexed Ukraine to Russia and restored the USSR? What is it for them ?! lol
  6. AND Online AND
    AND 14 January 2022 12: 11
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    Quote: Teaser
    Quote: Pandiurin
    He talks about an accidental start, and not about the beginning of a PLANNED one of the sides of the war. In addition to the United States, by the way, the British are represented in Ukraine. And their intelligence influence should not be underestimated. The fighting can be started by shaving with the hands of the Natsik.

    Why would the British need it? So that Putin quickly annexed Ukraine to Russia and restored the USSR? What is it for them ?! lol

    This is for you to Elizabeth 2 with this question, all over the world they are muddying the waters with America. At this age, it is already very boring.