Most of what you know about the Ukraine situation is false
The headlines are unequivocal:
Putin is furious at the slow pace of Russia’s advances into Ukraine.
Russia planned to take Kiev in a day or two
Russia expected a much softer Ukrainian response
Unequivocal. But not the truth.
Those headlines are either speculation, wishful thinking, or propaganda. They’re written and read by the exact same people who said masks do nothing, mask save lives, the vaccines are safe and effective and will prevent you from contracting or transmitting Covid, and Trump has no path to 270.
In other words, everything you know about Ukraine nonsense.
Let’s look at this headlines, one by one.
The Putin furious story is a headline writer’s interpretation of an unverified assessment by Ukraine’s intel community. It cites no one and nothing, not even a source familiar with the situation.
The same report claims Putin is in his “lair” in the Urals with a handful of his closest advisors. Did one of them leak? The report offers no hint of a source.
We can safely assume this story is pure propaganda.
Russia Planned a 2-Day Campaign
This one comes from US military and intelligence apparatus—the same people who were 100% certain Russia would invade on February 16, remember?
Chances are, Russia did not share its battle plans and schedule with the Pentagon. What this report tells you is how the US would approach an invasion of Ukraine, not how Russia would.
If you look at recent Russian military strategy, you’ll find the “slow” progress is typical. The Chechen conflict lasted 23 years, from 1994 to 2017. The conflict started under Boris Yeltsin, and his initial fight lasted two years. Russia did not crush the Chechens. Fighting renewed two years later in 1998. In 2000, Vladimir Putin finally crushed the resistance in the Battle of Grozny.
This headline, too, is propaganda.
Russia Expected Light Resistance
Russia has been fighting Ukraine for years. In fact, Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, was working on a building a private Ukrainian army for, at least, the last seven years with brutally veterans of that war. (Ukraine might have already had a formidable private army under Prince had not the DOJ decided to indict Prince’s partners on phony Russia Hoax charges during the Trump years.)
Russia certainly knows how tough Ukrainians are. It’s unlikely Putin underestimated the people’s willingness to defend their land. It’s far more likely that Putin wants in Ukraine a functioning ally, albeit a reluctant ally, rather than a massive graveyard. Someone has to keep those oil and gas pipelines running, right?
This, too, is propaganda.
Many Reports from Ukraine are Flat Out Lies
The Gateway Pundit and CatTurd (TM) have been reporting on the fake images and reports from Ukraine. Many of these obviously fake reports come from known Deep State operatives like Adam Kinzinger. (See this report.)
The question we have to ask is “why?” Why was Ukraine disposable to Obama (who correctly said Ukraine was a bigger strategic issue for Russia than for the US?) And why did Putin not move against Ukraine during the Trump years?
The answer might be that Putin felt like a cornered rattlesnake when Biden, who’s made millions in bribes and influence peddling from Ukraine, because US commander-in-chief.
The US and its allies have dangled NATO membership as a carrot before Ukraine’s eyes for decades. As long as Ukraine wanted a bite of that carrot, its leadership would be sure to stay in the good graces of the US and Europe. This promise gave the US undue influence over Ukraine’s internal and geopolitical decisions. It led Ukraine oligarchs to pay the Biden family a fortune, laundered through Joe’s son Hunter and a series of shell companies he operated.
Russia, though, shares an enormous border with Ukraine, which was part of the Russian Empire for centuries.
Ukraine established its independence briefly following the Russian Revolution, but was quickly joined the Soviet Union as a founding member:
In total, in 1917-1920, 16 self-proclaimed state entities existed on the territory of present-day Ukraine. Numerous military conflicts ended with the establishment of Soviet power and the formation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which occupied most of the territory of today’s Ukraine. According to the census of 1920, the population of Soviet Ukraine was 25.5 million people (rural residents - 20.9 million, urban - 4.6 million).
In December 1922, the Ukrainian SSR became one of the founding states of the Soviet Union (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The other founding states were the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic and the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.
This history was pulled exclusively from sources that existed prior to the media’s re-write of history in January-February 2022. And, while it does not justify or attempt to justify bloodshed or invasion, it does make you wonder why Western intelligence agencies and the media want us believe Putin is completely ignorant of Ukraine.
Everyone agrees the Ukraine-Russia war could have been avoided with a simple agreement by NATO to not expand into Ukraine. Instead, NATO countries, especially the US, used Ukraine as a pawn. The US believed Russia would put up with this ruse forever.
Sadly for everyone involved, Russia decided to assert its interests with violence.
What happens next is anyone’s guess, but we can be sure the Deep State and its apparatchiks in Congress and the media will continue to spread misinformation about the progress of the war and the plans of the aggressor.
Peace and justice cannot be in opposition, and charity demands we advance both. And, as today’s epistle reminds us, charity is the greatest virtue of all.
May God protect the people of Ukraine and Russia. May He grand wisdom and courage to its leaders. And may the resolution be for the greater glory of God.