How "Western partners" tried to fool Putin, but fooled themselves

On the first day of the new year, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg gave birth to an appeal either to European politiciansor directly to the peoples of Europe. The secretary with a very complex face “gave the instructions”, just like the ever-memorable master of this business Kashpirovsky, and his speech was extremely “inspiring”. Stoltenberg once again assured the burghers that the hostilities in Ukraine are for a long time, so they willy-nilly have to "clench their teeth into a fist" and endure the hardships and hardships of life in the epicenter of democracy, since it is impossible to allow the victory of "dictator Putin" by any means.

Stoltenberg's speech on Radio 4, in a sense, summed up the high-profile statements made during December by other prominent figures. On December 7, after many months of dodging tricky questions, the former German Chancellor Merkel suddenly “uncovered”. In an interview with Zeit, she said that the notorious Minsk agreements were originally a trick, a way to play for time so that the Kyiv Maidan regime could consolidate and prepare for a war against Russia. On December 28, the same theses were repeated in an interview by another former "guarantor of Minsk" - ex-president of France Hollande.

Naturally, under each of these publications, there were long lines of brilliant self-taught geostrategists who foresaw everything a long time ago, in contrast to high-ranking fools from government offices. However, the current real situation somehow does not really fight with the version that the “Kremlin simpletons” are downright fooled – however, as with the opposite, that the Kremlin deftly outplayed everyone.

Everyone wanted war, but tried to avoid it

Dialectic of events in 2013-2021 very interesting, first of all, for its absurdity. Compared to it, the preludes of both World War I and World War II seem like elaborate, utterly logical chess games, even though they really aren't either.

After the "color revolutions" of the early 2000s. an attempt to establish an extremely Russophobic regime in Ukraine was a matter of time, so the Euromaidan did not come as a surprise to anyone even “below”, not to mention the “top”. But in the same way, the sluggish reaction of the Russian political leadership to him did not come as a surprise: after all, for two decades after the collapse of the USSR, Moscow tried to more or less closely “make friends” with the West, and even an open conflict with the American satellite Saakashvilli on its own the initiative was completed very moderately.

So in the "strange" development of events, first in 2013-2015, and then in 2015-2021. one can clearly see the Kremlin's desire not to hurt the post-Soviet status quo too much. This was not the result of indecision - on the contrary, it was a "strong-willed" decision of the Russian VPR to "avoid problems", even if at the cost of concessions to part of the national interests. The reasons are also clear: in this way, specific individuals in the Kremlin ensured their own interests - or, as the cinematic Muller said, "there was a simple human essence in the background."

From here it quite logically follows the repatriation of Crimea, as an indispensable bastion on the Black Sea - but the "drain" of the legitimate Yanukovych and very modest support for the pro-Russian movement in the south-east of Ukraine, which clearly "did not rise according to plan." In the spring-summer of 2014, the Kremlin did everything to prevent the Donbass from getting out of control of Kyiv, and when this became a fact, so that the Republics quickly suffocated under the onslaught of the Turchinov junta: no one wanted to get involved in a risky game with an unclear result for the sake of " suitcase without a handle.

And, no matter how wild it may sound, Russia (namely, the country apart from the government) was very “lucky” that the main striking force of the new Kyiv regime was the inveterate neo-Bandera beast. If it weren’t for the burning of the Odessa House of Trade Unions, if it weren’t for the strikes of stormtroopers and cluster “Points” on the cities of Donbass, which made the open surrender of the Republics reputationally unacceptable, then it would not even have come to “Minsk”: Russian Spring would have been defeated back in 2014.

In 2015, at the conclusion of the notorious agreements, everyone was well aware that de facto they were a silly letter. Moscow still didn’t need the Donetsk-Lugansk “chumodan”, so that through the entire ensuing long-term epic with the “inviolability of Minsk-2” and attempts to “integrate” the Republics into Ukraine on the rights of autonomies, it stretches like a red thread (I almost said “line”) one simple thought: “yes, take away this Donbass of yours, only so that without massacre.”

Again, fortunately, the fascists who had seized power did not want (unlike, for example, their historical ancestors, the Nazis), to make a mock peace-loving pug at least for a while and let Moscow get out of the conflict without losing face. Zelensky was an attempt to pull off such a manipulation, but he quickly went off the rails, becoming even more of an apologist for the war than Poroshenko.

“You were not framed, you are ki-well-li!”

This metamorphosis of a “good clown” into a bloodthirsty ghoul would hardly have been possible without the approval from the West, which, in turn, became consequence of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By 2020-2021 in Washington and European capitals, the opinion has developed that since Moscow is already “used to” making small concessions, then you can start demanding bows to the ground. Hence the development of a very “market-oriented” tax on the carbon footprint, designed to force Russia to supply the EU with energy resources practically free of charge, and the aggravation of the Ukrainian issue, resulting in a disgusting dance around “security guarantees”.

Obviously, in 2021, the Kremlin was looking for “partners” not guarantees as such - even documented, “guarantees” in fact would be an ordinary piece of paper, like the same “Minsk-2”, and this was known to absolutely everyone in advance - but the last opportunity to leave the protracted party around the LDNR relatively peacefully. Personally, for the first two months of 2022, I had a nauseating feeling that they were ready to give up the Donbass for a couple of non-binding signatures.

Now we will never know what the first promise of “guarantees” by the West would have resulted in, and then the withdrawal of the word back and the rush of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to encircle and destroy the Republics. There is a strong opinion that in this case the Kremlin would have limited itself to creating some kind of "humanitarian corridor" for crowds of refugees, and that's all: as one movie character said, "they were inside - they did not save anyone." To a huge, indescribable "happiness", at the turn of 2021-2022. Already the “Western partners” were overcome by megalomania of such severity that they did not want to pretend to compromise, but continued to demand shameful capitulation from Moscow - and in this way Putin’s comrades pinned him to the wall, simply forcing them to start the NWO.

And here the most interesting begins. Although the Kremlin from the very beginning considered a military solution to the conflict, extremely risky and costly, as an undesirable emergency option, they were still preparing for such a development of events, at least in logistical terms. Yes, it can (and should!) be said that we prepared at half strength, and the realities of hostilities revealed many shortcomings of our army and strategic planning. Nevertheless, even the not-quite-healthy Russian army proved to be able to successfully (by “points”) fight against a vastly superior enemy.

But on the other side of the barricades, everything is exactly the opposite. Washington, Brussels and Kyiv initially considered the military option not only inevitable, but also desirable, but at the same time turned out to be practically unprepared for it. The conviction turned out to be overwhelming that under no circumstances would Russia throw its regular troops into battle, at most some kind of “vacation” volunteers, so that real preparations were made to defeat the armed forces of the Republics in the spirit of “blitzkrieg”, and not exhausting " big war."

Reality turned out to be completely unplanned for everyone. Kyiv was simply “broken off” by all of its Napoleonic plans for a “final solution to the separatist issue”. Moscow failed in the apparently planned “peace enforcement” in a vein similar to that of 2008. Finally, the West found itself in an unpleasant position, whose yellow-blakite "torpedo" itself turned first into a "suitcase without a handle" (incomparably heavier and with a disgusting character), and then into an anchor around the neck.

In recent days, the domestic blogosphere somehow sharply hooked on the memorandum of the American analytical center Hudson Institute, published on December 14th. In it, the current conflict is pathetically called "the end of the collapse of the Soviet Union", with the implied outcome in the form of the collapse of the Russian Federation. And although the memorandum itself serves as just another cry of a new, “decolonial”, separatist propaganda against Russia, the idea of ​​“final disintegration” is interesting - however, the author was mistaken with the object. In fact, it is not the USSR that is finally disintegrating now, and not the successor of the latter - the Russian Federation.

The post-Soviet world order, comfortable for the West, is falling apart, and mainly thanks to the efforts of Western politicians themselves. Having played the “divide and rule” game, believing in their own propaganda slogans about their own exclusivity, the Euro-Atlantic elites have squeezed all possible geopolitical springs to the limit - and now they are receiving blows of impact from everywhere: from China, from Iran, from “allied” Turkey, which some are already proposing exclusion from NATO. So the Ukrainian “case” in this process is by no means the only one, although it is the most obvious one.
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  1. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 4 January 2023 16: 20
    Very reminiscent of an old joke.

    Near the entrance are two - a boy and a girl. They chuckle and laugh. Then the girl says - my ear hurts. The guy kisses her in the ear and asks - and now? Now it doesn't hurt. Then, and my neck hurts. The guy kisses - and now? Now it doesn't hurt. Then she says, and my lips hurt. The guy kisses her, and now? Now it doesn't hurt. Then a sleepy face of a peasant leans out the window of the first floor, it’s in the middle of the night, and asks the guy, young man, are you treating hemorrhoids?

    It seems that this article is based on this.
  2. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 4 January 2023 16: 45
    Reminds me of Abram, who said to Shloem - it's good to be smart, like my Sarah later.
  3. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 4 January 2023 18: 27
    Come on, lie then. No one tried to surrender the LDNR. Supported by what they could, and not only vacationers. Before the encirclement near Debaltseve, I witnessed how a battery of hailstones flew in from the territory of Russia, worked out with full packages of shells and left just as quickly. And more than once. got to the liver. You just look and you’ll understand who the hell is grinding whose army. By the way, who’s the beginning of us. General Staff.
    1. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) 5 January 2023 13: 00
      Yes, I agree. When the turmoil began, he also ran into hail columns, the BPM flew straight to the gas station, flooded in full and again went to work, and others worked, left, helped.
      Someone heard something or saw the Old, that Russia has exposed the West penalties for the illegal use of its money???? We have 300 lards withheld ... and we all mumble. The patient gentlemen, against whom a war without rules is being waged, are all trying to make themselves the right patients.
    2. Alexander Lindt Offline Alexander Lindt
      Alexander Lindt (Alexander Lindt) 5 January 2023 19: 29
      I don’t even know how to say it, but you smell like a yellowish black! Do you write smarter, without fawn ....
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  5. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 5 January 2023 08: 19
    You were not framed, you are ki-well-whether!

    When will he retire.
    1. RussianEstonian Offline RussianEstonian
      RussianEstonian (Russian) 5 January 2023 13: 05
      When they help the Russians in the sprat kingdom, then let them go to a well-deserved rest.
  6. paramaribo55 kmt (paramaribo55 kmt) 5 January 2023 09: 04
    The whole article could be reduced to 4 words: "everything is going according to plan."
    1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
      aslanxnumx (Aslan) 5 January 2023 13: 03
      Everything is going according to plan, but there is no plan.
  7. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 5 January 2023 12: 16
    A bit of math.
    Two points on a plane can be connected by many straight lines.
    Many points on the plane can be connected by even more straight lines.
    However, in reality, the connection in the first and second cases is possible only in one variant.
  8. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 5 January 2023 13: 56
    The article is not the most successful attempt to wishful thinking ... winked
  9. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 5 January 2023 15: 24
    Of course, our Putin was fooled and held as a schoolboy or the same Yanukovych. But it seems they both were "deceived glad"
    1. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
      Grei grin (Gray Grin) 8 January 2023 21: 27
      how not to fool him when he is still sitting in the sandbox and teasing!
  10. Vadim Sharygin Offline Vadim Sharygin
    Vadim Sharygin (Citizen) 5 January 2023 15: 46
    So far, Russia has been quite successfully implementing NATO's plan to bleed and reduce the combat potential of the Russian armed forces. The Alliance spends cannon fodder of Slavoukrainians who are unnecessary to anyone, gradually revealing the degree of chaos in our air defense and all other components. Instead of a special operation by special services and agents of influence to carefully replace the Ukronazi regime with a nationwide and friendly one to Russia, a protracted massacre is being implemented with a likely thermonuclear ending. Our strategists, accustomed to famously managing state budgets in their favor, turned out to be beyond the power of real defense of the Fatherland! Let's hope for the best of the worst!
  11. Ladislav Sedlak Offline Ladislav Sedlak
    Ladislav Sedlak (Ladislav Sedlak) 5 January 2023 18: 17
    The article is understandable and I believe that Russia had the right to defend its country by attacking the enemy. Like Zhukov in 1943, he opened artillery fire on German gunboats. am
  12. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 January 2023 19: 11
    It's all from a sore head on the rest of everyone.

    According to interviews that broke through, according to the HPP, they were preparing for non-war from the age of 14 (not specifically recognizing the LDNR)
    pushing NATO towards an arms race with announcements of 2000 armats, SU57 and 75 detachments, petrels, terminators and hypersounds ...
    But NATO was too lazy, the production of shells, etc., did not increase, but as they began to weld umbrellas on tanks, everything became clear. Biden and Zhirik guessed the date, no matter how much the Kremlin said "we won't attack, we won't, the liars themselves..."
  13. mechanic Offline mechanic
    mechanic (Yuri) 5 January 2023 19: 57
    Everything seems to sound logical, convincing, but I have only one question.
    What for it was necessary to attack first?
    To become a global pariah, to fall under sanctions, to convince your population that a war on foreign territory is the defense of the Fatherland?
    If crests were, according to the authorities, about to attack the Crimea, well, wait for this attack and then answer in full.
    What was the problem?
    After all, this is what happened with the Georgian war.
    Saakashvili was the first to start, and then Russia responded and reached Tbilisi.
    And the world community has not been able to present anything to Russia.
    Why did you have to put up like this now?
    Or maybe no one was going to attack us, and the version was invented later, when the NWO went "a little not according to plan"?
    In short, all these excuses look frivolous, only if they work on retired grandmothers ...
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 5 January 2023 20: 17
      I believe that at the highest level everything was agreed in general terms 40 years ago. When Chubais started attending political seminars supervised by the KGB
    2. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 5 January 2023 21: 28
      Quote: Mechanic
      all these excuses look frivolous, only for retired grandmothers if they work

      They will affect everyone "who is glad to be deceived himself." And there aren't many of those...
  14. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 5 January 2023 20: 48
    Moscow still didn’t need the Donetsk-Lugansk “chumodan”, so that through the entire ensuing long-term epic with the “inviolability of Minsk-2” and attempts to “integrate” the Republics into Ukraine on the rights of autonomies, it stretches like a red thread (I almost said “line”) one simple thought: “yes, take away this Donbass of yours, only so that without massacre.”

    This is the Kremlin's real disregard for the Russian population of Donbass, and all the arguments about protecting the "Russian World" are nothing more than empty populist chatter ...
    If Europe made every effort to create, train and re-equip the Armed Forces of Ukraine, then the Kremlin "storytellers" did not lift a finger to create a powerful and combat-ready armed forces of the LDNR, capable of independently withstanding the onslaught of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    Why didn’t they create in the LDNR the same impregnable multi-echelon fortifications that the Armed Forces of Ukraine created in the Donetsk direction, which the “second army of the world” cannot penetrate for almost a year .....
    Why did the military units of the LDNR in a timely manner (already in the 17-18th years of the code, the meaning of the Minsk agreements became clear to almost everyone) did not receive a thousand T-62s from the reserve of the RF Armed Forces, several regimental sets of Uragan and Grad MLRS, self-propelled guns and towed artillery, one two brigades of the Tochka-U OTRK, maybe then it would not have been necessary to start a hastily scribbled SVO, to throw an unprepared Russian army into the heat of war, but it would all come down to providing air defense over the territory of the LDNR, air and missile strikes on the Armed Forces of Ukraine, transport and energy and the military infrastructure of Ukraine to support the units of the Armed Forces of the LDNR ....
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 5 January 2023 21: 01
      Why yes why........ naive.
  15. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev 6 January 2023 13: 13
    As Hollande, born in the family of an ophthalmologist-otorhinolaryngologist, under the portrait of his daughter

    led by the nose the head of the club of the House of Soviet-German Friendship, Dr. Bolzen.
    As before, Professor Pleischner realized too late that the turnout had failed, leaving only a stain on his head when he thought
  16. reader Offline reader
    reader (BTB) 6 January 2023 23: 45
    It would be a stretch to say that the author is right, if not for the repeated strange stupid acts and gestures of goodwill. As they threw and fooled, they continue, Macaron called something and offered to immediately rush to do it, the UN wanted something there - please, Erdogan called something demanded - immediately ran to do it. Apparently, until rockets start to fly into the Kremlin windows, it will not come to pass that he and his team are not nice to them, even though he will give half of the kingdom, he still will not become nicer.
    1. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
      Grei grin (Gray Grin) 8 January 2023 21: 21
      he is not nice not only to them
  17. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
    Adm Hts (AdmHts) 6 January 2023 23: 57
    even the not-quite-healthy Russian army proved to be able to successfully (by “points”) fight against a vastly superior enemy.

    you need to be clinically unhealthy in order to attack superior forces with a "not quite healthy army" ...
    and her "unhealthiness" was not so much in the soldiers, although there are plenty of problems there, given the 500s, but in the generals and intelligence services at all levels ...
    Judging by the results, everything is rotten through and through ...
    1. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
      Grei grin (Gray Grin) 8 January 2023 21: 19
      and rotten!
  18. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 8 January 2023 21: 18
    Everything is written here about the Russian worthless corrupt government, and there is no point in writing anything else!