This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
Are we about to stumble into a war that nobody wants? As I will explain below, it would be so easy to avoid a military conflict with Russia, but the people running our foreign policy have ruled out any easy solutions.
Instead, they seem absolutely determined to have some sort of a macho showdown with Russia, and that is extremely dangerous. Sadly, these days most Americans can’t even identify our current Secretary of State, and the name “Jake Sullivan” means absolutely nothing to the vast majority of the population. But these are the guys that are telling the senile old guy in the Oval Office what to do about Russia.
What the Russians want is not complicated.
They don’t want western missiles in Ukraine, and they don’t want Ukraine to join NATO.
Those two requests are not unreasonable. Just imagine how we would feel if Canada joined a military alliance with Russia and all of a sudden there were Russian missiles stationed all along the U.S.-Canadian border.
We wouldn’t like that very much, would we?
Well, that is how the Russians feel about the situation in Ukraine.
The Russians have put their requests into two draft treaties, but those two draft treaties have been firmly rejected by the Biden administration…
Speaking to reporters following talks in Geneva with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Friday, Blinken said that the American side had given a “firm and substantive” response to two draft treaties proposed by Moscow.
“I made clear to Minister Lavrov that there are certain principles that the US, our partners and allies, are committed to defend. That includes those that would impede the sovereign right of the Ukrainian people to write their own future. There is no trade-space there – none,” he said.
If Blinken, Sullivan, and the rest of Joe Biden’s national security team were actually competent, this crisis could be over by now.
But instead, they have made it clear that there will be absolutely no compromises.
So where do we go from here?
The following are 10 signs that indicate that the U.S., the UK, Israel and NATO all believe that we are on the precipice of war with Russia…
#1 The U.S. State Department has issued a formal travel advisory warning that Americans should stay out of Ukraine.
#2 The U.S. and the UK are both reducing embassy staffing levels in Kyiv.
#3 Family members of U.S. embassy personnel in Kyiv are being evacuated.
#4 Israel is planning a “mass evacuation” of Jewish people from Ukraine.
#5 CNN is reporting that as many as “8,500 US troops have been put on heightened alert for a possible deployment to Eastern Europe”.
#6 The New York Times is reporting that the Biden administration is also considering sending “warships and aircraft” into the region.
#7 Other western European nations are also preparing to send forces to eastern Europe…
Denmark is sending a frigate and deploying F-16 warplanes to Lithuania; Spain will send warships and could send fighter jets to Bulgaria; and France stands ready to send troops to Romania.
#8 A British news source is reporting that “hundreds of military trains packed with Russian troops” have been moving into Belarus.
#9 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is alleging that the Russians are planning a “lightning war that could take out Kyiv”.
#10 The U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has announced that they have obtained information “suggesting that the Russian government is plotting to install a pro-Kremlin leader in Kyiv”.
Despite all of the hysteria, I personally do not believe that war will erupt immediately.
But without a doubt, the stage is definitely being set for the sort of military conflict with Russia that I have been warning about for many years.
Meanwhile, the U.S. also continues to provoke China.
This weekend, two U.S. aircraft carrier groups “began operations in the South China Sea”…
Two US aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea as Chinese Air Force planes continue to fly near Taiwan, which China also claims.
The US Navy says two carrier strike groups, led by the USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, began operations in the South China Sea on Saturday.
If you really want to piss off China, that is a great way to do it.
In response, the Chinese sent large numbers of warplanes into Taiwanese airspace on Sunday and Monday…
On Monday, the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense said 13 Chinese planes flew into the country’s Air Defense Identification Zone. Taiwan reported 39 Chinese Air Force planes in the protected air space on Sunday.
I know that the Russians are getting far more attention from the mainstream media right now, but we are also getting dangerously close to a military conflict with the Chinese.
The national security team that Joe Biden has surrounded himself with are extremely incompetent, and they are also a bunch of warmongers.
Needless to say, that is an exceedingly combustible combination.
It is the worst national security team in the history of the United States by a wide margin, and I am entirely convinced that they are going to spark a war.
Hopefully, it will not be next week or even next month, but without a doubt, the clock is ticking.
These warmongers are making colossal mistake after colossal mistake, and it won’t be too long before we all pay a great price for their ineptitude.
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War is good.
Especially if is taking place on someone else’s territory.
There is great profit to be had from war, great profit indeed.
Position yourself to participate in that profit or lose out.
Hey Anon – I guess you think it’s all good. Then get your ass down to a recruiting office and sign up. If you’re too old or have sons and daughters and relatives get them to sign up. Be sure to have them tell the recruiters they want die for the Mil. Ind. Comp. Tell them it’s their patriotic duty to piss their life away for someone else’s profits. I served 5 years, how many did you.
Two tours in combat in Vietnam.
My intuition tells me not to believe it.
Golly gosh, have you never experienced sarcasm ? /sarc off
Were you directing your comment to Bill?
I don’t like Michael Snyder all that much. The US may not like Canada teaming up with Russia but I don’t think we’d invade them either. Ukraine, like Canada, is a sovereign nation and can team up with whoever they want even if it’s to their own detriment.
Add to the other “signs” indicating war, the AGE (not a lot of time left) of American political leadership. Examples: Pelosi (D) 81 yoa, Biden (D) 79 yoa, and on & on. Age discrimination you say – my reply is “No, I also am old but recognize sharper & more current minds are available for leadership in a world that changes every few minutes due to technological advances. Sure, Biden thought it was his TURN to be President and Pelosi had SENIORITY. Sorry, the old methods no longer serve the nation.
We Americans are being fed heaping helpings of pure State propaganda to support more war. The first casualty of course is the truth. These genuine psychopaths neo-cons and their allies in officialdom are pushing reckless policies (formulated in secret) that the American people don’t understand the consequences of until their children come home in body bags. These neo-cons, who are technically Americans, operate in secret, do not serve the country of America, do not serve the people of America, and many have dual citizenship with other countries. Now they are ready to toss your kids in another meat grinder to further their own goals. Let them send their own kids to accomplish their own goals.
They absolutely hate that Russia too big and too powerful to bully, that Russia cannot be made to submit to their globalist plans, that it is re-Christianizing and reestablishing aspects of traditional Russian culture, and that it is no longer strangled by Bolshevik communism.
Russia has not invaded any countries, it only sent troops into Syria and that was by invitation. The US has invaded and wrecked country after country in the last thirty years, and it turns out the American people did not benefit from it in any way. The crux of the entire Russian argument is no NATO membership for Ukraine and no NATO missiles in Ukraine, they keep telling it over and over. It’s as if they convinced Canada or Mexico to let them put offensive missiles on their American borders.
The neo-cons need Ukraine in NATO to further assist them in their hegemonic goals to destroy Russia. Yet somehow we are supposed to believe Russia is criminal because it wants to preserve itself.
I am an American, my loyalties are only to the US, we have a lot of difficult long-term problems here of our own, we shouldn’t allow a small handful of people to use the might and resources and destroy the good will of US for their own purposes.
We the people of the USA want nothing to do with war. Unfortunately when economies falter and all else’s fails, this is the place that banksters always seem to take us too for the military industrial complex.
We have an open southern border with 100s of thousands coming across freely each month but we are more concerned about the Ukraine on the other side of the world really?
Stop buying into the MSM propaganda. The mainland aircraft flew through the ADIZ. They did NOT fly through Taiwan’s airspace. There is a difference.
Half of the ADIZ around Taiwan goes over the mainland, so the Chinese aircraft could actually be flying over the mainland and still be in the ADIZ. Even the US does not recognize the ADIZ as anything as far as military aircraft go. The ADIZ is only meant to identify civil aircraft, and only if they plan to enter the country’s airspace. Civil aircraft generally have a flight plan logged and a transponder for ID. Military aircraft do not need to identify in an ADIZ. This is also the same in the US ADIZ. The country usually chooses to scramble military aircraft to identify who is in the ADIZ if they do not self identify.
All of this rhetoric is coming from here in the UK, a total Psyop
The Russians are white, Christian and their women are hot as hell. That’s enough for me.
Here is a hypothetical: how will the Ukrainians like it when they are in NATO and the EU and they are flooded with Africans and Muslims? Their beautiful Rus women are bred out by Africans, African drug dealers ruling their streets like they do in Western Europe?
Hey look a squirrel!
Russia, Russia, Russia !!!!!