Spectre of a Nuclear War is haunting Europe

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 

The whole western press is now full of articles about the possibility of a major war in the centre of Europe, directly between Russia and Ukraine which, by its very nature, will be a conflict between NATO on the one hand, Russia and its ally Belarus on the other. A conflict which will begin as an indirect one but can easily become a direct one.  

Μajor Western media, such as the BBC and The Washington Post, τhe New York Times οr Le Monde, are now full of lies and misinformation about Ukraine and Russia, just as they were before the bombing of Yugoslavia, the invasion of Iraq, the intervention and destruction of Libya, the intervention in Syria, even the political and financial attack and destruction of Greece. They keep inversing the truth as much as they can, as they were doing last summer when they were presenting the demolition of Gaza as an application of the Israeli right to  self-defense.   

They repeat one thousand times a day that 100.000 Russian soldiers are gathering near the Russian border with Ukraine which proves that Russia is going to invade Ukraine. (The fact the Director of CIA and the Pentagon are saying they are not sure about Russian intentions is rarely mentioned by the western press, whose owners are more hawkish than the US secret services!). No western reader or TV viewer will learn that Russia and the Republic of Lugansk are also accusing Zelensky of gathering 100 to 150.000 troops and paramilitaries with the purpose of invading Donbass and Lugansk, threatening to slaughter their predominantly Russian inhabitants. Maybe those accusations are completely wrong. But western citizens do not have the right to hear the arguments of both sides and judge for themselves? Western “journalists” should not investigate what both sides are claiming, instead of providing us with stories made by CIA or MI6? 

By the way, this is also a probable explanation of the reason Kremlin has gathered its troops near the border with Ukraine. Probably, it wants to deter an invasion of Donbass and Lugansk Republics by the forces of Zelensky and his neo-Nazi friends which could lead to a massacre of the Russian population of the two Republics. No Russian President can afford the slaughter of his compatriots and Putin is no exception.  

Maybe some readers will think we are exaggerating the situation by speaking of the possibility of slaughtering of Russians by the Ukrainian Army and its paramilitary allies. They are right to put questions. Because they hear and read, every day, about those 100.000 Russian soldiers, but they never (or very rarely) hear of the crimes of the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and other Ukrainian Far Right groups armed and trained by the US, Canada, the UK, France and Netanyahu’s Israel (for example https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/western-countries-training-far-right-extremists-in-ukraine-report-682411, https://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-arming-neo-nazis-ukraine/24876, http://www.defenddemocracy.press/us-funded-neo-nazis-in-ukraine-mentor-us-white-supremacists/, http://www.defenddemocracy.press/israels-secret-plan-for-a-second-israel-in-ukraine/). They hear and they read very rarely, if they hear and read at all, about the horrendous crime of burning alive dozens of demonstrators in Odessa, in order to terrorize both ethnic Russians and Ukrainian democrats, in a kind of a symbolic “inverse Potemkin” massacre (https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/05/04/odessa-ukraines-waco/, http://www.defenddemocracy.press/remember-odessa/https://tass.com/politics/1056793). The other day I was reading an article in the Los Angeles Times about Putin feeling obliged to invade Ukraine because he cannot tolerate such a democratic state. This “democratic state” (a dictatorship of a pro-western mafiozi oligarchy which reigned on an unprecedented social destruction) is not only possessing some of the characteristics of Latin America police states, established with the help of the CIA, it is also celebrating or permitting celebrations of some of the most notorious Nazi criminals of WWII who happen to be Ukrainian nationalists (for example http://www.defenddemocracy.press/ukrainian-far-right-nationalists-stage-march-in-center-of-kiev-to-mark-77th-anniversary-of-wwii-nazi-military-division-ss-galicia/, http://www.defenddemocracy.press/ukraines-nazis-who-are-they-why-are-they-so-influential-and-why-have-media-ignored-them/, http://www.defenddemocracy.press/warsaw-to-kiev-you-wont-get-into-europe-glorifying-war-criminal-bandera/, https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/01/22/ukra-j22.html).  

Western readers are informed by their televisions and newspapers about those threatening concentrations of Russian troops inside Russia. But nobody in the western press is putting the question why we had last summer the Sea Breeze exercise (planned under Trump’s administration and executed under Biden – under Trump we had also an upgrading of the Ukraine – NATO relation), probably the most important and most massive drills in the whole history of NATO, in the context of which an enormous amount of forces from 30 countries has encircled Russia from the Black Sea to Central Europe, while NATO forces were pressing also Russia from Poland, the Baltics and the Barents Sea. What is NATO doing in the Russian perimeter. Why all this is not a preparation for invading Russia? How Russian generals have to understand all that but as a threat of a general war against their country? Is NATO playing some sort of Play Mobil game for children?  

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