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Russia Forced Into War in Ukraine Amidst Civil War Started Under Obama and Exacerbated by Biden


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By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, March 9, 2022

   Responding to a steadily encroaching enemy line and threats to his country’s natural resources sales, Russian President Vladimir Putin did what any responsible leader would do in his position when he took steps to defend his country and its resources with the most recent military actions in two breakaway provinces in Ukraine.

   While it is being reported that Putin has “invaded Ukraine” that is not in the spirit of what actually took place once one considers the context of an ongoing civil war in the country where Putin recognized the independence and offered military support to two breakaway provinces which were more Russian than Ukrainian and had been fighting for their independence from the Ukraine government for the past eight years.  However, there are many plateaus of play in this multi-dimensional chess game which range from territorial expansion by NATO which threatens Moscow; the threat to the profitability of Russia’s natural resources; the development of  Ukraine’s own recently discovered natural resources which would render them more aligned with the West; fresh water to supply Crimea; and Russia’s own internal demographic crisis where population and birth rates are declining, thus threatening the ability of the Russian military to stave off similar external threats in the years to come. 

   While the U.S. media is infested with so-called “experts” who work for the military contractors who profit directly from war in general, an analysis of the current Ukraine situation is going to be understandably much more complex, interlocking and multi-tiered than the simple, 3-second sound bites delivered by corporate infotainment news sources to an unsophisticated public not trained in the art of war, political philosophy or psychological propaganda campaigns.


Ongoing Civil War

   Throughout the past 1,000+ years, Ukraine has been primarily associated within a Russian context with only a few brief exceptions of independence.  As part of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine once again gained independence in 1991 with the breakup of that communist organization of states.

   In November, 2013, Viktor Yanukovych was elected president of Ukraine by popular vote.  He was pro-Moscow and friendly to the Russian ideologies of national and traditional cultural identity.  Yanukovych was offered a trade deal with the European Union which he declined in exchange for a $15 billion grant from Russia.

   The western governments, dismayed at being unable to bring Ukraine into their fold, employed the services of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to foment discontent among the Ukrainians and ultimately stage a coup against their government—a feat the CIA has come to specialize in throughout its long and nefarious history.

   In February, 2014 the coup was successful and President Yanukovych was driven out of Ukraine and fled to Russia.  However, not every Ukrainian was in support of the coup.  Many in the Russian-speaking Eastern portion of Ukraine wanted Yanukovich to stay.

   In response to the coup, Russia annexed Crimea—a peninsula/nearly an island off the southeastern coast of Ukraine—which was initially part of the Soviet Union but was gifted to Ukraine in 1954 by Soviet leader, Kruschev.

   Shortly after Putin annexed Crimea, the inhabitants there voted in March, 2014 to become part of Russia.

    Russia’s focus then shifted to the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine where locals who were friendly to Russia, and shared common and familial ties with them, seized the territory and attempted to gain their independence from the now Western-controlled Ukrainian government.

   The Ukrainian military then began attacking the Donbas region in order to quell the dissent.  The Russian military stepped in to assist those in Donbas.  This all happened 8 years ago.

   The fighting eventually ended with the Minsk Agreement which brokered a cease-fire between the sides with both agreeing to withdraw their militaries and Ukraine agreeing to hold elections in Donbas to allow the people there to decide their own fate.  8 years later, the Minsk agreement has failed to be upheld by Ukraine and fighting over that region has continued since.

   In late February, 2022 President Putin finally declared the independence of the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk in the Donbas region and recognized them as sovereign nations.  He then sent the Russian military in to support them.

   Seeing their dreams of bringing Ukraine into the West’s woke, command-and-control culture being dismantled before their eyes, Western governments of the US and UK—and their respective media surrogates—have been convulsing in psychological apoplectic shock over the events unfolding there.


- Russia’s Geographic Security

   Putin’s interest in Ukraine goes far beyond choosing sides in their internal civil war.  Ukraine is currently acting as a geographical buffer between Moscow and countries who have signed on to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which is perceived by Russia as an existential threat.

   Before the fall of the Soviet Union, in 1991, The closest NATO country to Moscow was West Germany.  Due to the layout of the geography through that region, the only means of attack by NATO would be through a very narrow and easily defensible funnel-shaped pass.  But a lot has changed in thirty years with the former communist states of East Germany, Poland, Czech and Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria all becoming part of NATO which pushes that line closer to Moscow.  If Ukraine gains acceptance into NATO, that would create a much wider and less defensible front line within just 300 km of Moscow.  So, from a purely strategic military point of view, Putin has to take whatever steps are necessary to keep Ukraine out of NATO and bolster his pro-Russian supporters in that area.  To do any less would be to act irresponsibly toward the best interests of the sovereignty of Russia and be derelict in his duties as Russia’s president.

   But there is yet another playing field in this chess game—natural resources.


- Natural Resources

   Russia has vast stores of natural gas which it has been selling to Europe for years.  Despite all their pomp and circumstance over accepting “green” energy from wind and solar, Europe still requires a vast amount of natural gas for power, cooking and heating.

   The primary natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe crossed right through the middle of Ukraine.  When Ukraine gained its independence, it started charging huge tariffs on all the natural gas that was piped through its country.  In response to those tariffs, Russia undertook construction of a gas pipeline through the Baltic sea.  This pipeline, named Nordstream 1 currently provides Europe with 40% of its entire energy usage.  A second pipeline - Nordstream 2 - was recently completed and was set to provide Europe with 80% of their energy needs.  Seeing Europe getting a little too cozy with Russia, the U.S. began to saber rattle for Ukraine joining NATO in order to destabilize the relations in that region.  Nordstream 2 was opposed by Obama, President Trump and, initially, Joe Biden.  However, in May 2021 Biden rescinded the sanctions put on the pipeline by Trump with the stipulation that if Russia aggresses against any nation, the pipeline would be closed. 

   Nordstream 2 had just received its final inspection and was set to be brought online as the NATO/Ukraine propaganda reached a fever pitch, causing Russia to throw its support behind the Ukraine’s Donbas region, institute military action and thus become the perceived aggressor that would trigger the agreement with Germany to shut down that pipeline.

   But, transporting natural gas to market was only part of Russia’s problems.  Ukraine had recently discovered vast stores of natural gas off its own southern coast in the Black Sea.  Since Ukraine was cash poor from spending all its money fighting the civil war in the East, they had no money or infrastructure to exploit those natural gas deposits which would have made them less reliant on Russia for income and more apt to join the Western nations in NATO.  Exxon and British Petroleum were allowed to come in and develop those fields to distribute the natural gas, but the escalating military tensions with Russia have scared developers off.

   Natural gas isn’t the only resource to be considered here.  When Russia annexed Crimea, it gained a geographical land mass with a large, modern trading city, Simferopol’ and massive shipping port, Sevastopol’ which is open not only for commerce, but the Russian Navy also uses it to operate throughout the Black Sea and Mediterranean.  Despite all of its advantages, Crimea has no significant source of fresh water for its people or agriculture.  Historically, Ukraine provided fresh water from the   Dnepr river via the North Crimea Canal that was built to transport the water to Crimea.  But, when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, that water was shut off.  If Russia can gain control of all of Ukraine, they would at once regain control of the fresh water supply for Crimea and control all the natural gas deposits of Ukraine’s coast, as well as ensure its Navy’s dominance in the region by retaining the port of Sevastopol.


- Russia’s Internal Demographic Crisis

   But, to keep all these balls in the air and maintain control of the lands in question, Russia needs a military.  With an aging population and lower birth rate than in years past, President Putin is looking at a declining population from which to draw for military service.  He knows if he’s going to have to take the necessary steps outlined above he’ll have to take them sooner, rather than later, because in the next ten years Russia’s military may have reduced access to manpower and finances; problems which could be alleviated by taking on new territory as is currently happening in the region.


- Cultural Identity

   Another aspect of the area to consider is Russian society represents a more conservative, traditional lifestyle.  For example, they have not embraced the “woke” Western culture of transgenderism, Critical Race Theory, LBGTQ, social justice and all of the other ideologies that are making the West weaker and less effective than they were during the Cold War and previous to that time. 

   President Putin is currently financing the reconstruction of the former Russian Orthodox Church.  Dr. Steve Turley, Ph. D. explains, “Russia is rebuilding itself, no question, but not according to the defunct, modern, industrialist model of the Soviet Union.  But now, according to a revived neo-Byzantium.  It’s not the liberal globalism of the West, it’s not the communism of the Soviet East, it’s something wholly other.”

   According to the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Russia is actively building the foundation for a renewed global Christian civilization and sees secular liberal globalism as the enemy of this renewed Christian civilization—an enemy right now they see as most evident in Ukraine.


- U.S. Sanctions

   Biden and the NATO-sphere have placed what they believe are crippling sanctions on Russia by denying them access to the worldwide, Western-controlled banking exchange platform known as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).  SWIFT isn’t a banking system, it’s a platform banks can use to facilitate exchanges of currency amongst themselves around the world. SWIFT simply provides the information needed for those transactions to go into effect.

   The thinking here is that by excluding Russia from that platform, they would be unable to engage in commerce with other countries.  But, intriguingly, these sanctions left Russian gas and grain—their food and fuel exports—untouched.

   The U.S. and European Union are also taking steps to freeze Russian accounts in Western banks and seize Russian gold that may be stored outside of Russia—truly an act that could bring about another World War.

   Being blocked from SWIFT may not be as much of a disincentive for Russia than the Western globalists in the U.S. and UK think.  This weaponization of the international banking system is causing some countries like China, India, Pakistan and others to explore their own interbank communication system in order to bypass the U.S./EU-controlled banking infrastructure and continue trade among themselves outside of that economic prison grid.

   The Chinese Yuan is now becoming the dominant currency in Russia/China transactions and the recent sanctions by the U.S. and E.U. have basically sealed that deal.  This means all financial transactions between Russia and China will be done using the Yuan instead of the dollar, and they’ll be doing it on an alternative platform to that of SWIFT.

   China has its own monetary platform called Cross-border Interbank Payment  System (CIPS).  It was rolled out in 2015 and facilitates the transfer and settlements of payments using the Yuan.  Currently, 23 Russian banks are connected to CIPS and Russia is going to have no trouble doing business with its number one trade partner, China, using a SWIFT alternative.   Dr. Turley notes of this arrangement, “In other words, we are witnessing right before our very eyes, what does appear to be nothing less than the end of economic globalism. With Russia, China, and increasingly India joining forces on alternative financial processing platforms the era of the single worldwide economic system is coming to an end.”