Graham E. Fuller: Some Hard Thoughts About Post Ukraine

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      Passionate Progressive
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      This article has a lot of interesting points made by  Fuller, a former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council at CIA with responsibility for global intelligence estimates.   I disagree with his point that Putin’s crimes are analogous to those of Bush, Blair, et. al…But here are a few of his most salient points:

      China’s Belt and Road initiative is perhaps the most ambitious economic and geopolitical project in world history. It is already linking China with Europe by rail and sea. European exclusion from the Belt and Road project will cost it dearly. Note that the Belt and Road runs right through Russia. It is impossible for Europe to close its doors to Russia while maintaining access to this Eurasian mega project. Thus a Europe that perceives the US already in decline has a little incentive to join the bandwagon against China. The end of the Ukraine war will bring serious reconsideration in Europe about the benefits of propping up Washington’s desperate bid to maintain its global hegemony.

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      One of the most disturbing features of this US-Russian struggle in Ukraine has been the utter corruption of independent media. Indeed Washington has won the information and propaganda war hands down, orchestrating all Western media to sing from the same hymnbook in characterizing the Ukraine war. The West has never before witnessed such a blanket imposition by one country’s ideologically-driven geopolitical perspective at home. Nor, of course, is the Russian press to be trusted either. In the midst of a virulent anti-Russian propaganda barrage whose likes I have never seen during my Cold Warrior days, serious analysts must dig deep these days to gain some objective understanding of what is actually taking place in Ukraine.

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      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      jbnw
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      No mention of US influence, Minsk accords or the people of Ukraine. Or people, period.

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      GZeusH
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      such a blanket imposition by one country’s ideologically-driven geopolitical perspective at home.  It was run by a certain Joseph Goebbels.

      Hitler 1944: Kiev is to be held to the last man.
      Biden 2022: Kiev is to be held to the last Ukrainian.

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      zooka
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      Where have I heard that name before? Oh yeah, he’s the one with the daughter who was married to the Tsarnaev’s uncle:

      https://www.voltairenet.org/article178524.html

      If he said water was wet, I’d at least check his motive!

       

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