Junious Ricardo Stanton
“Ukraine has extremely rich and complementary mineral resources in high concentrations and close proximity to each other. The country has abundant reserves of coal, iron ore, natural gas, manganese, salt, oil, graphite, sulfur, kaolin, titanium, nickel, magnesium, timber, and mercury.” https://ukraineinvest.gov.ua/industries/mining/#
As the Russian Special Military Operation enters its thirteenth month we need to push aside the veil of US propaganda and lies and see the situation for what it is, a proxy war by the US and its NATO lapdogs to destroy Russia. The ongoing proxy war is full of intrigue and duplicity.
The Biden administration withdrew US and NATO troops from Afghanistan, another failed US imperialist misadventure, and is poised to send ever more arms and the possibility of US troops to battle in Ukraine (although Biden denies plans to put US and NATO boots on the ground). Contrary to what Biden, a career warmonger, says, the US is sending troops to Eastern Europe https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/21/us/politics/us-troops-romania-ukraine.html As our Native American brethren said hundreds of years ago, “the white man speaks with forked tongue.”
Essentially the US and its NATO/EU sock puppets are at war with Russia. Economic sanctions are a form of warfare, blocking access to digital commerce, transactions and business is a form of warfare, provoking a coup d’état to put in an American quisling in power is neocolonialism, a form of warfare, destroying infrastructure like bridges and pipelines are acts of war, attempting to destabilize a country so its citizens rise up against their government is a form of warfare. The US has done/is doing all of this in an effort to advance NATO (an essentially unnecessary organization) to squeeze Russia into submitting to the West.
The US loves war, it has been at war over ninety percent of its existence as a nation. https://www.gettysburgflag.com/history-of-american-wars and only the War of 1812 was an actual defensive war, all the rest were wars of conquest, imperialism or were waged for geostrategic gain. Rarely does the US ruling class refer to itself as an empire but it is indeed a rapacious imperial power. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/age-of-empire/a/intro-to-age-of-empire The ruling class’ propaganda is similar to their European relatives who plundered, pillaged and ravaged the world under the guise of spreading Christianity, civilization and democracy aka The White Man’s Burden.
So once more and again the US finds itself engaged in a war, a proxy war for now but one that is steadily expanding. It’s like what happened in Vietnam, Vietnam started out with US support, military training and assistance then escalated to a full scale war. This appears to be the road the US is heading in Ukraine.
War is extremely profitable. As US Major General Smedley Butler said, “war is a racket”, just follow the money, to discover who makes money during a war. What will the US get out of this conflict? First, the US imperialists want to elimination or neutralize a prime obstacle to their unipolar hegemony, their global domination. Remember Putin stopped the US/NATO from doing to Syria what they did to Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. I don’t have time to go into the potential ramifications now, suffice it to say, Putin is a thorn in the side of Uncle Sam. But Russia is not some weak nation with obsolete and limited weaponry, Russia does not have a ragtag military and it is not without friends and allies. The world is taking sides as we speak and Uncle Sam and his buddies are not the side most of the world wants to be on, play with or for! https://asiatimes.com/2023/02/global-south-resists-pressure-to-side-with-west-against-russia/
I think this time; the US has bitten off more than it can crew. The US is spending huge sums of money it cannot afford, sending money and resources to a failed puppet state; these actions benefit grifters like the Biden family and the US military industrial complex https://www.cfr.org/article/how-much-aid-has-us-sent-ukraine-here-are-six-charts that are getting kickbacks and laundering the money back into their coffers! The US military industrial complex is making out like bandits as are the money grubbers in Congress, the lobbyists and “consultants” https://prospect.org/power/the-members-of-congress-who-profit-from-war/ https://theconversation.com/ukraine-the-worlds-defence-giants-are-quietly-making-billions-from-the-war-178806 and this is just the tip of the iceberg!
If Russia falls or is neutralized the US gains access to the abundant mineral and natural resources in Eurasia. https://www.britannica.com/place/Caucasus/People If Russia falls, the US is free to move onto the next target whether that is Iran or China. Despite what they say, the Empire and the imperialists want it all, but their hubris may lead to a nuclear holocaust. Don’t fall for the okey-doke, the lies and propaganda, follow the money!