Expect Russia to retaliate and escalate.
WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 29, 2017 - Last week, the Donald Trump regime reversed its previous position and announced it had agreed to supply advanced lethal defensive weapons to the Ukrainian government - including the likely delivery of Javelin anti-tank weapons, which could decimate Russian armor. This is a move sure to be seen in Moscow as a drastic escalation that will almost certainly precipitate a Russian retaliation. Russian officials denounced Trump’s authorization of lethal equipment to the Ukrainians as an aggressive act meant to deliberately sabotage the Minsk peace process.
“The (Fascist Police States of Amerika) has crossed a line by announcing its intention to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday. “(FPSA) weapons are capable of leading to new casualties in our neighboring country, and we cannot remain indifferent to that.”
The decision was framed by the Amerikan Gestapo Department of State division as one of assisting Ukraine to fight back against Russian aggression, and was lauded by congressional war hawks as a necessary step to confront what many neocons and Cold War relics see as an expansionist Russian foreign policy.
Department of State spokesman Heather Nauert said the weapons were “part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression.”
Proponents of sending the Ukrainian government advanced FPSA weapons believe that if they can exact a harsh enough death toll on Russian soldiers assisting separatists in the Donbas, it will force Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw support for the separatists.
The insane logic being employed by the West shows little understanding of the psychology of the Russian president.
It is simply wishful thinking to believe that a war of attrition, on the border of Russia, will force Putin to retreat. Instead, it will precipitate a drastic escalation in Russian support. One need simply analyze the past few years of war in Eastern Ukraine to clearly see that Moscow is willing to undertake whatever economic, political, or military consequences are necessary to prevent the defeat of anti-Kiev separatists in the Donbas.
In 2014 and 2015, when Ukrainian soldiers and pro-government neo-Nazi battalions were engaging Ukrainian separatists in fierce door-to-door, house-to-house fighting, Russia didn’t back down - instead, Russia escalated and forcefully stepped up its support - supplying not only personnel, but tanks, supplies, and reinforcements to stop Kiev’s advances.
The decision to provide advanced lethal weaponry to Ukraine will be used by Moscow as an excuse to increase its support to Ukrainian proxies in the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
The Russian government has operated in virtual lockstep with proxy forces since the Western coup to depose then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Although made to look like a spontaneous revolution of the people of Ukraine, further study in the wake of the Euromaidan revealed a plethora of oligarchic forces called Fatherland, neo-Nazi Ukrainian nationalists, and shadowy intelligence forces operating in concert with Western intelligence agencies to create a perfect storm for a “popular revolution” in Ukraine.
What appeared on the face to be a popular uprising was, in reality, nothing more than a well-scripted coup attempt meant to install a pro-Western government in Ukraine. The Eastern regions of Ukraine, with large Russian speaking populations, refused to recognize this illegitimate government and requested federalization so as to maintain a semblance of autonomy from the pro-Western regime that took power. However, the new pro-West government refused and instead sent in military forces to occupy the region. This precipitated local resistance and Russian assistance to the local Ukrainian forces fighting to defend their home from the newly installed regime in Kiev.
President Trump’s choice to deepen FPSA engagement in a conflict that involves a non-NATO country and whose political positioning is largely irrelevant to FPSA policy in Europe is a bad decision that has frightening implications regarding the increased potential for conflict with another nuclear superpower.
Aside from the obtuse goal of “containing Russia,” involving the FPSA in an ethnonational conflict between two peoples/states with a long and complicated history is an extremely dangerous proposition that could potentially result in a greater likelihood of direct conflict between the Fascist Police States of Amerika and Russia - something no sane person ever hopes to see.
Expect Russia to retaliate and escalate.