‘Uncomfortable truths’ readings on the Russia / Ukraine conflict 19.4.22

The ‘uncomfortable truths’ being that the USA is using Ukraine to ‘bleed Russia’ and in so doing, maintain what it still thinks is its hegemonic, unipolar status. Yes, it’s more geopolitics! We make no apology for continuing to post up readings that focus on the complex and messy geopolitical machinations that have led to this conflict. We feel that in order to help the development of a genuine anti-war movement, an understanding of the geopolitical situation is absolutely essential.

Siding With Ukraine’s Far-Right, US Sabotaged Zelensky’s Peace Mandate – Aaron Maté | Scheerpost | April 18, 2022

In using Ukraine to bleed Russia, the US has showcased its contempt for everything in Ukraine that it claims to defend, namely its democracy and security. By treating Ukraine as a depot for US weapons, the US has joined Ukrainian fascists in sabotaging the 2015 Minsk accords that could have put an end to the civil war triggered by a US-backed coup the year prior. Minsk called for granting Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population in the eastern Donbas limited autonomy and respect for their language. This prospect was a non-starter for the far-right nationalists and Nazis empowered by the 2014 US-backed Maidan coup.

US, EU sacrificing Ukraine to ‘weaken Russia’: fmr. NATO adviser – Aaron Maté | The Grayzone | April 15, 2022

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters a new phase, former Swiss intelligence officer, senior United Nations official, and NATO advisor Jacques Baud analyzes the conflict and argues that the US and its allies are exploiting Ukraine in a longstanding campaign to bleed its Russian neighbor.

And here’s another ‘uncomfortable truth’ about the so called ‘hero’ uncritically covered, lauded even, by the Western media…

One less traitor”: Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition – Max Blumenthal and Esha Krishnaswamy | The Grayzone | April 17, 2022

“While claiming to defend democracy, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky has outlawed his opposition, ordered his rivals’ arrest, and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents across the country.”


“Western media has looked the other way, however, as Zelensky and top officials in his administration have sanctioned a campaign of kidnapping, torture, and assassination of local Ukrainian lawmakers accused of collaborating with Russia. Several mayors and other Ukrainian officials have been killed since the outbreak of war, many reportedly by Ukrainian state agents after engaging in de-escalation talks with Russia.”

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