Taken from comment section of piece in Moon of Alabama here:
Awesome article, one of the best recently. Thanks. More on the start of the war being hidden:
“US intel had claimed to have intercepted Russian plans for the invasion back in October 2021. The Washington Post and German newspaper BILD reported back on December 3, 2021 that the US shared that intel with their European NATO partners in November. After the war started media outlets reported that the sanctions had been pre-planned and readied by the US and their NATO partners just in case Russia went ahead with the invasion. Which is why Joe Biden in the above quote on the 1st day of the war implied he knew the war was coming and that previous sanctions were not expected to stop it. Back in December Putin demanded Ukraine codify being off-limits to NATO, and also for Ukraine to follow what they had agreed on in the Minsk Agreement: to stop attacking Donetsk and Luhansk, and to accept Crimea as part of Russia, etc. Over a week before the war started Ukraine forces suddenly began a massive daily shelling and bombing campaign of Donetsk and Luhansk. According to UN observers they were shelling thousands of time a day, increasing day by day. Clearly Ukraine had given their response and was daring Russia to attack. Sanctions were ready and clearly the Alliance was itching to try to destroy the Russian government.
We know that because a week after the war started British PM Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said:
“The measures we are introducing, that large parts of the world are introducing, are to bring down the Putin regime.”
The war wasn’t to defend Ukraine, the war could have been easily prevented if they cared about Ukraine, they in fact provoked the war because they want regime change in Russia. Ukraine was probably told to force the war to start so the elites of America and Europe could try to bring Putin down by sanctions.” From Zelenskyy is a Servant of Madness
Posted by: Kali El | Aug 24 2022 18:07 utc | 1