Two Levels Of The Ukraine War

Like all war there is more to them than the one sided manure that the media spreads……Ukraine is no different….there at least two levels to this conflict.

If you get your opinion from the MSM then you know that Russia invaded Ukraine….Ukraine is heroically fighting back….and refugees are fleeing and suffering…..and that is about it.  In other words Ukraine–good….Russia–bad.

Back in 2019 I tried to explain what was happening in Ukraine….

Ukraine For Dummies

But there is more going on than the small amount of information that corporate news is willing to share…..

It has become increasingly clear to the world that there is not one, but two, actually three, distinct levels of conflict embedded in what the world’s media and political leadership deceptively insist of calling the ‘Ukraine War.’ The first level was clearly initiated on February 24, 2022 when Russia launched an aggressive war against Ukraine imperiling its sovereign rights and territorial integrity. The second level was difficult to discern in the first weeks of the war, but became soon evident as the NATO countries led by the United States placed an increasing emphasis on lending escalating support to Ukraine’s adopted goals of achieving an unexpected military victory. This support took various forms including the steady supply of heavy weaponry, robust economic assistance, punitive sanctions, and a drumbeat of ‘official’ demonization of Russia and its leadership. In the beginning it seemed appropriate to lend support to Ukraine as the target of aggression, and hail the resistance effort led by President Volodymyr Zelensky, in defense of a relatively small country being overrun by its large neighbor.

Even this widely endorsed narrative was deceptive and one-sided as it overlooked the provocative nature of NATO expansion, abetted in Ukraine’s case by American interference in the internal politics of the country to help turn the political tide in the country against Russia. It is in this internal setting that the third level of the war persists as there is no doubt that anti-Russian elements in Western Ukraine were deeply abusive toward the majority Russian speaking population in Eastern Ukraine known as the Donbas region. The non-implementation of the Minsk Agreements negotiated in 2014-15 to protect the Ukrainians in the East was never properly implemented. It remains uncertain as whether the Russia/Ukraine level of combat can be resolved without serious addressing Russian and Donbas concerns at the core of this third level of conflict.

The Second Level Geopolitical War in Ukraine Takes Over

Because the media has not given all the information about this conflict there are reasons why we all should be concerned…..

The New York Times reported on May 1 that “the Biden administration” – the same one that ignored Putin’s warnings about Russia’s red line regarding NATO expansion to Ukraine – “increasingly casts aside fears expressed by some early in the war that too much American assistance to Ukraine risked a direct conflict with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.”

As direct assistance to Ukraine by the US, UK and its other allies intensifies dramatically, there are several reasons to be increasingly concerned.

The Long War

The US signaled early that this war was not to be a fast war to defend Ukraine from the Russian invasion. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has repeatedly declared that this war over “core principles” is “bigger than Ukraine.”

Since then, several signs have pointed to an evolving policy of dragging diplomacy to allow for a long war. Blinken has announced that the war could last for the rest of this year. National security adviser Jake Sullivan used the formulation “for months or even longer.” More dramatically still, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley “measured [it] in years.” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on April 28 that “NATO allies are preparing to provide support over a long period of time.” And, as if on script, on the same day, President Biden asked Congress “for $33 billion to bolster Ukraine’s fight against Russia, signaling a burgeoning and long-haul American commitment.”

Five Reasons To Be Increasingly Worried About the War in Ukraine

I am concerned.

Since my days in Vietnam I have watched the US jump from one conflict to another and the last ones have lasted for 20 years…think about that while you eat your corn flakes.

This country is spiraling into another war…..possibly another long one….and most Americans are basically cheer leading into more death and destruction.

Even Progressives are signing onto the war scenario….

One might be forgiven for wondering if such legislation is really necessary today; after all, according to numbers released by the State Department, the US has provided more than $6.4 billion in “security assistance” to Ukraine since 2014. And last week President Joe Biden put forward a request for another $20.4 billion in “additional security and military assistance” as part of a $33 billion aid package to Ukraine.

So what was the actual point of reviving Lend Lease? Well, it was in part, as is the case with many things that happen on Capitol Hill, performative: a way to signal to US arms manufacturers that constitute much of the political donor class that the money spigot will remain wide open for the foreseeable future.

American progressives join the War Party 

Time for Americans to stand up with the small minority of antiwar supporters and call for an end of this waste.

But will they?

Probably NOT!

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21 thoughts on “Two Levels Of The Ukraine War

  1. This country is spiraling into another war…..possibly another long one….and most Americans are basically cheer leading into more death and destruction. — The war, if it comes, will not be “Long.” It will be only as “Long” as some asshole on one side or the other can keep their nuclear thirsts under control. The “Cheer Leading” that most Americans are doing toward more death and destruction is actually cheer leading for their own death and destruction but most of them are too damned ignorant to understand that.

  2. This country is spiraling into another war…..possibly another long one….and most Americans are basically cheer leading into more death and destruction. — The war, if it comes, will not be “Long” at all. It will only last as long as some idiot with a thirst for nuclear suicide can keep their fingers off the red button that unleashes universal hell. The “Death and Destruction” that most Americans are cheer leading for are their own death and destruction but most of the fools are either too high on some controlled substance or they are simply too damned ignorant to understand what it is they are getting themselves into.

  3. I am sorry for quoting your words back to you but it is the only way I know how to comment on a portion of something you have written … I guess I should have prefaced the quote with “You wrote, “….” but of course you know you wrote it … quoting your words back to you is the only way I know to pick out a portion of your post to focus my comment on. Sorry about that.

      1. I read your posts because for some reason I trust what you are saying and you give more information than a lot of news casts.

  4. There are always many levels to any conflict. One side will appear to be the aggressor but if we got to keep a score card…war is dirty business and the people who die tend not to be those who cause the conflict. Whatever approach the USA takes there will be those who cheer and just as many who despair. I do not pretend to understand politics and wouldn’t want to. It is good, though, to be presented with more facts. I simply do not believe anything the news reports. Not a thing.

  5. I fully agree with your meaning, Chuq! Let me add some of my thoughts. 😉 As we have to save the climate and care for the lives of people, who having not only a handful to eat in a day, we no longer can drive big cars, and having several flights around the world. So the economics based on this lifestyle has to change. The only way seems to be having a never ending war. This brings employment for the workers, money for the industry (dual-use goods etc.), and also leaves much more for the rich. ;-/ We don’t even have to talk about the so-called “Great Reset” of the WEF. Whenever the ground gets too hot for the few rich, the common people need to be diverted. Even in the Middle Ages there were wars. Best wishes, and enjoy your weekend! xx Michael

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