“Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced today the appointment of former career Justice Department prosecutor and former chief prosecutor for the special court in The Hague, Jack Smith, to serve as Special Counsel to oversee two ongoing criminal investigations. The first is the investigation, as described in court filings in the District of Columbia, into whether any person or entity unlawfully interfered with the transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or the certification of the Electoral College vote held on or about January 6, 2021. The second is the ongoing investigation involving classified documents and other presidential records, as well as the possible obstruction of that investigation, referenced and described in court filings submitted in a pending matter in the Southern District of Florida” (Department of Justice – ‘Appointment of a Special Counsel’ 18.11.2022).
You can imagine someone inciting to overthrow the elected government and stealing state secrets would walk free for months on end. In the United States of America that’s the case. The Former President Donald J. Trump can try to install himself in the oval office, incite violence and stop the process of an election. While he can also steal, sell and possible endanger the Republic for personal gains. That’s what Trump has done and still he walks free.
Others who was part of the January 6th insurrection is already behind bars. Others have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution. That’s why it’s interesting that the Attorney General appoints a Special Counsel to look into the case of Trump’s involvement in the January 6th Insurrection. When he had power, was the President and could have called it off. They all acted on his wishes and he had the motive to do it. That’s easy to see. The former President was the one who could get a second term, if he had succeed that day.
That’s why you know the Attorney General should have instead indicted and started grand jury proceedings. This is so softly going against a man who was willing to end democracy and get himself into office. That sort of man doesn’t care about justice or rule of law. No, he only cares about himself and his own interests.
The second case is also so obvious and he is being treated so uniquely. Trump are able to walk and be free after taking confidential documents. He possibly took the nuclear codes and other highly sensitive secret documents, which are of national importance. They are acting like it doesn’t matter and doesn’t have any real consequences. Because, Trump did it, but we know others has served time and lost their careers in government for taking a single document or leaking it for that matter. This is why this is infuriating. When you know it is boxes upon boxes, which has been returned from his Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.
Attorney General Garland is too careful. Others would have paid the cost and the price already. The AG should have acted more swiftly and ensured a bulletproof case was already certain. It is like it’s glacier slow and only giving Trump time to get into the ring again in 2024. The latest press conference and order of Special Counsel seems to be another move to stall it. Yes, Mueller was able to do certain things, but he never got the big-dogs. That’s why I have little faith in another man or woman in his stead.
Trump is the winner here. The DoJ and the AG is so meek. There is nothing fierce or willing to humiliate Trump. Garland has shown that his not willing to touch or play fair. No, his just depleting all options and not challenging Trump. While Trump can use one scheme and create another scheme. Before the latest scheme is over, he has done another one and a new crime is committed. Meanwhile, he is never paying the price or ever caught. It seems like Trump is a living “get-out-of-jail-free-card”. Since nothing sticks on him and he never get indicted or prosecuted. There is plenty of investigations, but they are not going anywhere. The only real price he has paid is losing his Foundation and paying damages for Trump University. The rest his off the hook and haven’t really gotten punished. That has to stop.
Especially, when he should face charges of insurrection and stealing government documents. Peace.
Yesterday the unsurprising event of the Presidential Campaign launch of former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump happened at Mar-A-Lago, Florida. No one in his inner-circle or anyone who follows American politics was shocked. There wasn’t any sign of relief either. Papa Don is damaged goods and only his cultist supporters are backing him.
This time around his not a surprise or an outsider. He is neither brilliant, outsmarting people or clever. At this very moment and time, it seems like gimmick and a way of fundraising from fools. The ones still believing he will make a difference and be the supreme leader. However, his term showed that his not that and it’s all just a personal way of profiting from office.
Papa Don will use the White House and the Presidency for personal benefits. Not only the ability to live and have housing in Washington D.C. We know he will use the office to earn profits for his companies and associates. While his at it, he can also ensure some profits on the national secrets or whatnot. That’s why he took classified documents home and could easily found a way of making buck selling that intelligence too. Because, everything is a business for him, especially if he can get a cut.
That’s why it’s amazing that a man who had such a shaky understanding of the truth, the reality and of everything solid is running again. A man who was sacking and changing personnel so often. A man who was impeached twice and is under several investigations. A man who has contested the previous Presidential Election and who tried to coup against the in-coming President. That man is running again.
The man who was willing to overthrow and insert himself on the throne. That man is running for office again. A man who has possibly sold intelligence and highly confidential information to unknown entities. Papa Don, the man who incited violence on the capitol and tried to overturn an election. That man is trying to be on the ballot again and for his own personal gains.
Papa Don won’t serve the interests of America or the American People. They are just idiots who was dumb enough to believe his words. Just like everyone who believed he would build a wall or Make America Great Again. No, he is just a dog-whistler and a man of the far-right. He has the Alt-Right behind him and they cannot wait for his return. That’s why the Outkeepers and Proud Boys was part of the January 6th Insurrection of the Capitol. It’s part of the same spectrum and people who are galvanized by this man.
Papa Don won’t bring change, hope or anything worthwhile. No, he will bring fascism and be a danger to democracy. This time around he could easily target enemies and criminalize them. Especially, since his businesses has been targeted in an investigation and he are possibly losing his empire, the Trump Organization. He would strike back and do like he did with the FBI or other government organization in his term. That’s just what he does…
This time around is different than before 2016. We have seen what this man does and what sort of results it has. That’s why the Republican Party and everyone surrounding it is spineless. They are allowing this to go on and they are afraid of the base of Papa Don. Why wouldn’t they?
He has a Qanon and MAGA cult who worships him like his a deity. That’s why the Democrats and the Independent voters has to rebuke this. We know that Papa Don could do it well in a Primary at this point. Nevertheless, nothing is certain in life. No one who has stolen so much state property has ever gotten off the hook before. While the Department of Justice is working glacier slow on his cases. They are trying to make it bullet-proof, but by doing so… they are giving Papa Don time to cause damage and make the cases seem irrelevant. He is banking on escaping and being able to stall prosecution. That’s what he always does, if not settle and avoid much harm. Therefore, the Attorney General and others has to act. Because, this launch is a way of creating a gambit.
A gamble that he has a platform and a purpose. His not only a former President, but a Presidential Candidate. That his the next in line and could be on the ballot. So, that the Department of Justice and all the court cases can be put on-hold or be delayed again. Just like he tried with another case by flying into a hurricane. Because, that’s something a “stable genius” does…
Well, Papa Don never left, but is certainly trying to return. The ones vouching for him now is either delusional or in cahoots with his madness. There is nothing good coming out of it. Papa Don will not bring back a golden era or a better government. No, he will only use it for wealth and earning more dollars himself. Peace.
“Russia now promotes a conspiracy theory that it was allegedly a missile of Ukrainian air defense that fell on the Polish theory. Which is not true. No one should buy Russian propaganda or amplify its messages. This lesson should have been long learnt since the downing of #MH17” (Dmytro Kuleba, 15.11.2022).
“Rockets fell on Poland. Two people are dead – the journalist of Radio ZET Mariusz Gierszewski found out unofficially. Two stray rockets fell in the town of Przewodów in the Lublin Voivodeship near the border with Ukraine – Unofficially radio ZET learned. They hit the grain dryer. Two people were killed. There are police, prosecutor’s office and army on the spot” (…) “We have to wait for a thorough explanation of this situation. I assume that this is an incident, a mistake, resulting from the fact that Russia is using older and older types of missiles that are less precise – said the former head of the BBN Stanisław Koziej on TVN24” (RadioZet – ‘Rockets fell on Poland. There are fatalities’ 15.11.2022).
This war is just becoming a hot mess. The Russian Federation are striking now NATO nation Poland and does so with old missiles intended somewhere within Ukraine. Some might call it: “stray missiles”. However, this is the Russian war-machine and it’s greatness in action.
This is what you call an escalation. It is actually a crisis, because this is involving a NATO country and it’s integrity has been violated. Innocent civilians has been targeted and hit by the missiles. While Russian Forces maybe intended it to hit targets within Ukraine. The missiles went to Poland. It is practically waging war and saying Poland should “join”.
If anyone wondered what Russia is willing to do. Here we have it. They don’t mind hitting former Soviet Republic’s with missiles. Even when they are not waging war against them. Kremlin and such haven’t done other things than calling it “propaganda” and claiming it was “Ukrainian” made. However, Poland has radars that can establish where it came from and the source, which means they have the intelligence to know what happened. So, there is more trust in the victim, than the one firing the weapon.
With this in mind… one key ally and demagogue of Kremlin, Dmitry Medvedev wrote about Poland back in March 2022. Parts of this text is very interesting now in hindsight. Because, Medvedev promised more than he delivered the Polish people.
Just read it here:
“Now the interests of Polish citizens have been sacrificed to the Russophobia of these talentless politicians and their puppeteers from across the ocean with obvious signs of senile senility. The decision to refuse to buy Russian gas, oil and coal, opposition to Nord Stream-2 has already caused serious damage to the economy of this country. Now it will only worsen. The same applies to many other steps that are based not on the economy, but on politicking under the guise of “derusification. But now it is much more important for the vassal Polish elites to swear allegiance to their suzerain, America, than to help their own citizens, so they will keep up the fire of hatred against the enemy in Russia. What will the citizens gain from this? Absolutely nothing. But sooner or later, they will realize that hatred of Russia does nothing to strengthen society or promote prosperity and tranquility” (Dmitry Medvedev – “About Poland” (21.03.2022).
When a high ranking official like Medvedev could write this and say these things. It just shows the underlying sentiments out there in Russia. His not alone feeling this or saying these words. Medvedev is just the guy stating the silent things out loud. That’s why it’s fine today to reflect on the text he published in March. Especially, since the Russian Armed Forces attacked their soil and is downplaying it or trying to propagandize it.
We should all reflect on it await things with caution. Poland is within their rights to react and want an answer for all it. They are the party that has been hurt and viciously so. NATO Member States has to respond to its request and follow accordingly. We will surely know the impact in the next few days. The Polish Army is already put on “high alert” and we can anticipate more in the coming days.
NATO has to support Ukraine further and with better weapons. Because, now the Russian Armed Forces are able to hit their soil and kill civilians there. That is unacceptable….
Kremlin, Putin and the Duma should come with proper statements. Not just dismiss it. They would have cried havoc or been all out crazy bonanza, if the missiles had hit Russian soil from a NATO allied nation. That we know and that’s why Russia should act within reason too. They are maybe able to trick their population to believe their lies. However, Europeans knows the truth here and see the impact of the war in Ukraine. Therefore, we know how the Russians are carpet-bombing and hitting civilian infrastructure.
So, it is now time for action and resolve. It is time to further expand the help of the Ukrainian war-effort and ensure their path to victory. Because, that is the only way to end this. Since, Russians are willing to defy rules of war and also create further escalations. Which could actually invoke Article 5 of the NATO pact. That’s what the Russians are up too and the Article 4 is only to begin with. Those decisions are now up to Poland and we all should recognize that. They are the party that is threaten and is hit. Peace.
The midterms are usually the time for the “opposition” or the party which doesn’t have the White House or the Presidency to conquer and re-take power in Congress. However, former President Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump wasn’t able to do that. All projections right now seems to be that the House of Representatives will just narrowly be in control by the Democrats and the Senate will be the same. Meaning the Republican Party or the GOP stays as the Minority Party in Congress until the next election in 2024.
That is a huge loss for the cultist leader and supposed serial winner, Donald J. Trump. Papa Don should have this in the bank. He and his allies should have hand-picked the voices of the people. The gerrymandering and the ruthless electoral legislations in the states should also ensure a victory. Nevertheless, that isn’t the case.
The people that Papa Don has vouched for or endorsed haven’t gotten in. If it is becoming governors, representatives or senators. Only a very few who managed to beat the odds. There was a promise of a red-wave, but we didn’t see that.
It wasn’t like under Barrack Obama when the “Tea-Party” Republican’s came in and stifled the works of the President in Congress after midterms. No, they MAGA crowds and the Qanon candidates didn’t bring the voters. There has been a loss of relevance and uniqueness.
Maybe the Roe Vs. Wade ruling has backfired. The Gen Z and Woman vote has gone to candidates who supporters gender equality and women’s rights. Instead of voting in people who will police their bodies and have “commissions” to decide what they can do or not.
Papa Don endorsed people who supported the “Stop the Steal” and the January 6th Insurrection. He supported election deniers and this has not yielded results. Trump defeats across the board has been massive. The quality of these candidates plus the messaging hasn’t resonated with the voters.
What is more striking is that the re-elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is called for and is the apparent heir of the party. That most sting for a fragile man like Papa Don. He hasn’t endorsed or even been friendly with him. Even if they are both living in the same state and keeping the Republican control of it.
There was a supposed “red wave” coming but it never came. The Republican party self-sabotaged and trusted the instincts of Papa Don. A man who clearly don’t envision or have the foresight of what the people wants. His delusion and self-interests trumps the party. That is the gist of things and DeSantis can capitalize of that.
Papa Don is vulnerable now… as his own candidates are losing and only a chosen few got on. His support and campaigning isn’t it. We know also after all the reporting that Papa Don didn’t share his abilities to fund the campaigns or help candidates. The Republican campaign was mostly run by the leaders of the House McCarthy and Senator McConnell. Both which has failed it too…
This here is lecture on how not run campaigns and let the Primaries run. Especially, if you want to overcome the White House and hit the current ruling party. Neither has the Republican party had a narrative or a story to sell. Instead it has all been personalized and weaponized the Democratic Party, which could use the Supreme Court decision in its favour. That is a losing a strategy in combination with weak candidates that wasn’t popular across the states.
Papa Don isn’t the winning ticket and his a lucky loser. That is the message from this midterms. He should have had in the bag. The Republican party could have ensured a massive defeat against the Democrats. Instead, the Democrats are hanging in there and possible keeping control of congress. Which didn’t even seem possible that long ago. Peace.
“The main thing for us is to inform the world about the ongoing Russian aggression, about the destabilizing influence that Russia exerts. When the world is focused on combating war, energy and food crises, the destruction of customary international relations, the climate agenda is clearly suffering. And the destruction of the climate cannot somehow be put on hold… Therefore, anyone who is serious about the climate agenda should also be serious about the need to immediately stop Russian aggression, restore our territorial integrity, and force Russia into genuine peace negotiations. Into such negotiations, which we have repeatedly proposed, and to which we always received insane Russian responses with new terrorist attacks, shelling or blackmail. Once again – restoration of territorial integrity, respect for the UN Charter, compensation for all damages caused by the war, punishment of every war criminal and guarantees that this will not happen again. These are completely understandable conditions” – President Volodymyr Zelensky (07.11.2022).
Today is the 258 days since the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine on the 24th February 2022. Again the Ukrainian President is pleading to the world. As the war is raving and the missiles of Russia is hitting critical infrastructure in Ukraine. There are so many vicious acts done by the invader. Still the leadership of Kyiv is keeping their heads cool and collected.
The Russian Federation and it’s armies are still on Ukrainian soil. The Russian armies have been retreating and the Ukrainian forces have been defended their territories. They are able with time to not only hold the front-lines, but get further into the territories the Russians invaded since February. They have also been able to take back territories, which the Russian had taken with the usage of “separatists” in Donbass.
We know this war already has massive consequences not only on the battlefields, as the Russian armies has been destroyed and stopped in their tracks. The Ukrainian defensive forces has also been hit. There are thousands of in-action personnel that has died. However, there is others who has been hit by this.
OHCHR has reported this: “From 24 February to 6 November 2022, OHCHR recorded 16,462 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 6,490 killed and 9,972 injured” (OHCHR – Ukraine: Civilian casualties as of 24:00 6 November 2022, 07.11.2022). That’s the just the civilians they have reported. Most likely much worse and higher numbers, as the shelling, the air-raids and the missiles has created more casualties than this. It isn’t like the Russian air-force or drones for that matter has tried only to hit military installations. No, the Russian air-force has hit everything and everyone in their path.
That’s why Zelensky’s words are reasonable… not that Kremlin or Moscow will accept it. They wanted Kyiv to surrender and get annexed. The regime in Moscow didn’t want a strong or a viable neighbour. They wanted a puppet and a bunch of “yes-men” running business in Kyiv. That’s why they have vilified the leadership of Kyiv and claimed obnoxious things about the people of Ukraine.
We know that Putin will not accept this, because for him and his allies. The war and the “Special Operation” is all justified. The war was issued with the interests of great Russia. They were returning old territories to Russia. However, Ukraine isn’t accepting that and the sovereign state is defending itself. The reasons for attacking Ukraine has changed from Russia. Nevertheless, the key has always been about superiority and resurrecting the Russian Empire. Putin couldn’t do that without Ukraine. Ukraine was just supposed to die, so he could live in glory. That’s all that mattered to Kremlin and the rulers of Russia.
That’s why the words of Zelensky won’t go anywhere in Russia. Putin will not listen or even care. The words of Zelensky is just hot-air to him. This is why these words are sort of futile, but shows the difference between Kyiv and Moscow at the moment. There are reasonable requests from Kyiv, while we know Moscow will act like a victim and want more. They will not accept to give anything or such.
No, they only wants Kyiv to give way and buy peace. The mighty Russia isn’t supposed to bow down to anyone. Especially, not the likes of Ukraine. However, on the battlefields right now. The Russians are losing and Ukraine is slowly winning. That must hurt the pride of Kremlin. They are not superior, but losing at their own game.
Time will tell. Zelensky is smart, but will Putin listen? I would say no… there is no suggestion that he will. He will only talk when he has the upper-hand and that’s not now. Peace.
This was announced to happen. The vote in the January 6th Select Committee had already become news. That’s why no one could be shocked or in awe. Today the subpoena was released to the public, which means the pressure is now on the Former President Donald J. Trump to show up and testify. What is striking is some parts of the subpoena. It is so compelling and if Trump shows up. He has to be prepared, unless he wants to incriminate himself further.
One of the key aspects is this:
“Pursuant to that directive, we have interviewed more than a thousands witnesses, reviewed over a million documents, conducted public hearings, and vindicated our rights in court against those who have tried to keep relevant information from the Select Committee. As demonstrated in our hearings, we have assembled overwhelming evidence, including from dozens of your former appointees and staff, that you personally orchestrated and oversaw a multi-part effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and obstruct the peaceful transition of power” (Thompson, 21.10.2022).
“The evidence demonstrates that you knew this activity was illegal and unconstitutional, and also knew that your assertions of fraud were false. But, to be clear, even if you now claim that you actually believed your own false election claims, that is not defense; your subjective belief could not render this conduct justified, excusable, or legal” (Thompson, 21.10.2022).
That’s just a vital part of the texts. Further he has produce both documents and communications with aides, attorneys and people in the Trump sphere. The January 6th Select Committee has clearly investigated it and collected a lot of evidence already. Since, they are ring-fencing the former President. He has had all eyes after the insurrection of the Capitol.
The list of people he has to produce communications with from the November 3, 2020 to January 20, 2021 is Roger Stone, Stephen Bannon, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (retired), Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Rudolph Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, Boris Epshteyn, Christina Bobb, Cleta Mitchell and Patrick Byrne. That is huge list of people that the Select Committee wants the texts messages, signal communication, e-mails or documents in general. In addition to that, the Select Committee wants all communications made between the November 3, 2020 to January 6, 2021 from Representative Scott Perry or to any other Members of Congress.
So, the Select Committee is broad in it’s scope. They have all the reasons to and they are defending the democracy by doing so. The people behind the January 6th 2021 insurrection has to answer. Some is already sentenced and even pleaded guilty for seditious conspiracy and obstructing congress. Therefore, Trump has nowhere to hide on this one. The “Stop the Steal” crowds was filled with people was there to overthrow and overrule an election. They were incited by Trump and for the benefit of himself over the Republic. That’s why this subpoena is important and what it states is very clear.
The Select Committee isn’t even basing this on hearsay or random air-quotes. No, they have evidence and proof of the involvement of Trump. However, they want him to produce and show his communications ahead and right after the insurrection with associates, aides and Members of Congress.
Now the reality is hitting Trump in yet another investigation. Whatever the Select Committee finds, they can send it to the Department of Justice and petition criminal investigations in these matters. Meaning the end-game isn’t in Congress, but in the Courts. Therefore, the defence of Trump is becoming slimmer. Just like all the other cases pending, in the works or are currently under investigation for various of breaches of codes, statutes or laws in general. Trump has cases in several of states and these are far from over.
The January 6th Select Committee is just the latest of investigations that is hitting him directly. He cannot runaway from it or use means to avoid it. They have already measured that in the subpoena too. So, if he tries… he is avoiding or obstructing justice further, which can be penalized by the Department of Justice. Therefore, he has no way to hide and there is no relief to gain in this instance.
The truth will come out eventually, but this Select Committee investigation will be brutal to Trump. Since it will show what he was willing to do and what his allies did too. Peace.
“This memo is being written to express our anger, disappointment, and complaint that with all of the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on what many consider to be a Charade and Witch Hunt, and despite strong and powerful requests, you have not spent even a short moment on examining the massive Election Fraud that took place during the 2020 Presidential Election, and have targeted only those who were, as concerned American Citizens, protesting the Fraud itself” (Trump, 13.10.2022).
Former President Donald J. Trump has had yet another terrible week. It isn’t like any of the litigation or the cases against him are going smoothly or in his way. To the contrary everyone except for Judge Aileen Canon is actually following legal procedure and diligently judging according to the laws.
It has been announced that a unison and the full January 6th Committee has voted to subpoena Trump for a hearing. That comes after new evidence from the Secret Service and other entities has come to light. Which means the January 6th Committee has some questions they would like Trump to ask.
We know that the former President will stall, delay and do what he can to avoid judgment. That is his modus operandi. He does that in any case and for whatever reason. The man will even fly into a hurricane to avoid a summons and the legal proceedings hanging over his head. That’s the sort of fella Trump has turned himself into.
The letter Trump in response to the January 6th Committee is the most obnoxious and bonkers fairytale any previous head of state has ever written and publicly released. There is a reason why this letter hasn’t gotten support or a thumbs up from even the high ranking officials within the Republican Party. They don’t know where to start or even where to assess this mess.
The MAGA Republicans and the Mike Lindell’s of the world will take this facts or even as profound as the gospels. However, anyone who reads it should be in shock and awe. What is striking is that Trump is just ranting and dropping all knowledge he has of the dubious court-cases, which was dismissed on lack of merit or lack of evidence even. The conspiracies of an election rigging has been long debunked and the letter is only furthering his cause of disinformation and right-out lies about it all.
“A large percentage of American Citizens, including almost the entire Republican Party, feel that the Election was Rigged and Stolen (because they have seen the determinative evidence, some of which is attached to this letter). No work was done by the Committee on Election Fraud. We, and a huge portion of the American people, simply asked that it be a part of your Committee’s work. It wasn’t” (Trump, 13.10.2022).
Cult45 will move to this and they will dance. He makes it seem like nothing was done, but the laws and the electoral disputes was tested. That’s why there was so many frivolous petitions to the courts and some of Trump’s lawyers are even disbarred, because they signed off to these lawsuits. So, it’s really all nonsense from the former President. Who can only project and cannot riddle to the facts of reality, which his so far away from at this point.
He ends the long rant with this: “The people of this Country will not stand for unequal justice under the law, or Liberty and Justice for some. Election Day is coming. We demand answers on the Crime of the Century” (Trump, 13.10.2022).
Trump can act like he has the answers and is a victim, but obviously that is far from the truth. He was inciting violence and trying to overturn an election. Initially this was an attempt of a coup d’etat and they would have enforced their will to give Trump a second term. That was the end-game and this lost out. Showing what the people and allies of Trump was willing to do. By now there are both Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who have pleaded guilty of sedition or conspiracy to overthrow an elected government. That is initially accepting guilt for treason. When people affiliated with groups who was part of the “Stop the Steal” and the Insurrection on the 6th January 2021. You know Trump has a bad case, as he was the ring-leader and the one that would get the crown, if they had succeeded. This is why… the letter is just incriminating him and can be used as evidence of wilfully participation in it all. It was also written when he was a private citizen and in the public domain. So, attorney-client privilege isn’t working and neither is executive privilege active. Therefore, Trump has lost out by doing this, instead of being wise or remaining silent. Peace.
“The fastest way to escalate the conflict in Ukraine to the point of irreversible world war is to supply the loonies in Kiev with long-range MLRS” – Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev (11.10.2022).
Since the Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. There been plenty of times the Russians has come with threats, possibly escalations and promised to worsen the conflict. They are the ones that issued the war. Russians are the ones that invaded a sovereign, annexed territories and are the brutal invader in Ukraine. It isn’t like other nations has sent soldiers or become allies of Ukraine. That is what Russia has done with Belarus and wished the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) would do. However, this war in Ukraine has unmasked the lack of protocol, the will or the structure of CSTO.
That’s why Kremlin, State Duma and the likes of Medvedev has to come with such words. As NATO Secretary General had a press conference today. He had to address it and insult not only the leaders of Kyiv. We know the Russian leadership wanted to overthrow and get Kremlin friendly leaders there. That’s why they wanted to invade in the first place. It wasn’t just to “liberate” Donbass regions after annexing Crimea in 2014. No, we know President Putin didn’t respect or believe Ukraine even had proper statehood. So, it was within his right to destroy, deplete and overthrow whatever leadership there was in Kyiv. Therefore, it isn’t shocking that Putin’s ally calling Zelensky and his associates “loonies” because they cannot phantom or stomach someone who has spine or can stand up to Kremlin.
It is just really interesting that the same time Medvedev is saying this about MLRS, the NATO Secretary General is speaking of the supply of NASAMS, which is a MLRS system. It means the NATO isn’t afraid of the “escalation” because they have weighed the outcome and the progression of the war. However, Russia has massacred, hit civilian targets and done serious war-crimes. That’s why Russians should speak of escalations. They have already breached the Geneva Convention on a regular basis since February 2022.
“Just over the last days we have had two new announcements from NATO Allies – from Germany and United States – to provide more advanced air defence systems. The Germans announced it yesterday, and we welcome of course that. And United States has announced further delivery and we know also that they have announced that they’re also ready to provide and deliver NASAMS, which are actually one of the many advanced systems that Ukraine has received over the last months. And again, we need more and we need also more ammunition to these systems and I welcome that Allies are doing that. These air defence systems are making a difference because many of the incoming missiles were actually shot down by the Ukrainian air defence systems provided by NATO Allies. But of course, as long as not all of them are shot down, of course there is a need for more. And therefore we are going to address at the meeting this week, tomorrow, with Defence Minister Reznikov how, what type, and how can we ensure not only the delivery of the systems as soon as possible, but also training, spare parts and ammunition to their air defence capabilities” – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (11.10.2022).
It is just really striking that Medvedev is saying this and NATO is confirming that they are coming with these weapons. The MLRS or the NASAMS is coming to Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are getting these long range missiles systems to defend itself. After seeing how the Russians are bombing across the Ukraine. That can help the defence and stop further missiles or drones from damaging vital infrastructure, electric lines or whatnot. Which has been the targets of Russian Army of late. Therefore, Medvedev would just prefer a total blackout and destruction of Ukrainian society. That we know was the will of his President. He is just a noble servant that way.
Europe and NATO is certainly not afraid or reluctant to help Ukraine any longer. They are actually prepared to offer proper weaponry and the ones that is fitting for the needs. The European and NATO allies are supporting Kyiv with heavy weaponry. That is long time coming and needed too. This is why Medvedev is crying wolf and havoc. We could see it coming a mile away. The battles on the ground isn’t going in Kremlin’s or Duma’s way. Neither can Putin be happy either. He must here the results and the losses. It must hurt the pride of Russia.
However, Russia invaded a sovereign and they deserve to lose their pride. They have violated, destroyed and massacred civilians to prove a point. That’s why European nations and NATO has continue to support Ukraine. The war isn’t over and Russia is still invading Ukraine. Russians are still imposing itself in Ukraine. As long as that is happening the Republic of Ukraine needs aide and military assistance. It has to continue as long as it takes. Secondly, it is all up to Russia to cease operations and warfare in Ukraine. They can just retreat tomorrow, but we know they will not do so. Peace.