US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Sunday. And this was the high-ranking American officials who visited the Ukrainian capital since the outbreak of the war.
Earlier, in just ten days, US President Joe Biden successively announced that the United States would deliver $1.6 billion worth of weapons to Ukraine, including aircraft, drones, artillery and armored military vehicles.
The purpose of Blinken and Austin Kyiv’s visit was to give Zelenskyi orders to march. In this war, the United States is the decision maker. Zelensky’s government is their puppet. The Ukrainian oligarchy was bought with billions of dollars to supply the Ukrainian people with cannon fodder in the war against Russia.
The hot war on Ukrainian soil has always been a central objective of US imperialist planning, at least since the 2014 coup, but possibly since Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution” in 2004. The claim that Donald Trump withholding weapons from Ukraine led to the impeachment of the then-President of the United States has been respected. There have only been three impeachment trials in the history of the United States.
Years of upgrading Ukraine to become a fortress against Russia led to the outcome Washington wanted on February 24, 2022 – the Russian invasion. American strategists had hoped that Ukraine would become Russia’s Afghanistan. They are betting that their opponent will bleed dry in this war.
Today, two months into the war, American officials are publicly declaring what they previously admitted only in private: the United States is the driving force in this war that aims to cripple and subjugate Russia. The Russian government will be overthrown, no matter how many Ukrainians are killed.
In an interview with the announcer CBS As Ben Hodges, former commander of the US Army in Europe declared, “You know, we’re not just cheering observers of Ukraine.” The United States should declare, “We want to win,” Hodges said.
He continued: “This means that all Russian forces must return to pre-February 24 levels … This means a long-term commitment to the full restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty – that is, Crimea and Donbass – and ultimately it means that Russia does so.” So far, that they can no longer wield force outside Russia to threaten Georgia, Moldova and our allies in the Baltic states.”
In other words, the goal of the United States should not only be to reclaim Crimea – the territory Russia claims to own – but also to destroy the combat capability of the Russian army.
Friday used The New York Times In an editorial, the phrase “Bring Russia to its knees”: “Sanctions alone – at least those European countries are now prepared to consider – will not bring Russia to its knees anytime soon.”
The deliberate use of phrases such as “Russia got on its knees” and “Break Russia’s backbone” contradicts the official narrative that powerful Russia baselessly invaded impoverished and defenseless Ukraine.
The inescapable meaning of these formulas is the extension of the war to the Russian lands. U.S. forces can also be deployed, be it on Ukrainian or Russian soil or in both countries.
Chris Coons of the magazine’s Democrats Politician Biden has been dubbed the “Shadow Secretary of State” in the United States CBSThe “Face the Nation” program renewed its demand for discussing the deployment of US forces in Ukraine.
“I said publicly this week that our country needs to talk about when it might be ready to send troops to Ukraine,” Koons was asked. Koons replied, “Putin won’t stop until we stop him.”
US Deputy National Security Adviser John Viner interviewed in NBCThe program “Meet the Press” frankly asked: “Is the current goal of US policy towards Ukraine the defeat of Russia? Can you say that for sure?” In fact, Wiener answered yes:“ Russia is now the most isolated in the world. Its economy is weaker …and our goal will be to continue this trend.”
Washington not only wanted this war, but also provoked it. Billions of dollars in arms poured into Ukraine under the three previous presidents; Biden’s statement that he does not recognize Russia’s “red lines”; He refused to negotiate Ukraine’s eventual membership in NATO – all of which were intended to foment the current war.
After the outbreak of the war, the United States did everything in its power to prevent a diplomatic solution. Sunday’s talk shows did not stop at urging US officials to state explicitly that the United States seeks to defeat Russia militarily. In addition, efforts by the United Nations to find a diplomatic solution were condemned.
US news anchors have mocked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ attempts to find a peaceful solution by meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kristen Welker from NBC The main question asked: “The Secretary-General of the United Nations is authorized to speak on behalf of the Ukrainian government?”
Then Igor Zhovkva, deputy chief of staff of Ukrainian President Zelensky’s office, condemned Guterres’ efforts. “It is not good to go to Moscow. We did not understand his intention to go to Moscow and talk to President Putin.”
To gain popular support for the war, the US media is waging a smear campaign accusing Russia of war crimes, massacres, and genocide. This is intended to fuel hatred of Russians with increasingly racist overtones.
Liberal and pseudo-left defenders of American capitalism are swept away by military hysteria. So do confused academics who are unable to see anything in its historical context.
There is an obvious caveat here: the goals pursued by the United States will inevitably lead to an escalation of the war. The idea that the United States and NATO were not at war with Russia evaporated. In its quest for regime change, to dismantle Russia and plunder its vast resources, US imperialism risks nuclear war.