U.S.-Ukraine Plan Emerges… Make Another Afghan
Quagmire for Russia
By Finian Cunningham
December 08, 202:
Information Clearing House
President Joe Biden and his top aides continue
to assert that Russia is building up forces to
attack its western neighbor.
U.S. Democratic Senator revealed more than he
intended when he gleefully expressed a desire to see
Russia invade Ukraine and for it to become another
Chris Murphy who sits on the policy-influencing
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
CNN at the weekend: “Ukraine can become the next
Afghanistan for Russia if it chooses to move
is a vociferous anti-Russia hawk having previously
declared Moscow a “permanent, persistent” national
security threat to the United States. He is well
connected to the U.S. foreign policy establishment
through his committee work in the Senate and before
that as a lawmaker on foreign relations committees
in the House of Representatives. He is prominently
associated with the Atlantic Council and Foreign
Affairs journal which are the premier forums for
debating U.S. imperial objectives.
Murphy’s remarks about comparing Ukraine to
Afghanistan can be seen as not just an unfortunate
slip of the tongue. His remarks reveal a deep-going
calculation by Washington planners.
media campaign orchestrated by the U.S. State
Department and intelligence agencies over the past
four weeks in which Russia is accused of planning an
invasion of Ukraine is an extraordinary development.
Bereft of facts or credible logic on the part of
Russia, instead it seems most plausibly to be a
contrived crisis aimed at provoking Moscow into a
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last week, U.S. Secretary of State Antony
Blinken was playing to the gallery by “warning”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that
there would be severe repercussions if Russia
invaded Ukraine. Moscow has dismissed these
claims as unsubstantiated hysteria. It maintains
that troops within its own territorial borders
are a sovereign internal matter. In any case,
the satellite images purporting to show Russian
mobilization actually refer to military
formations nearly 300 kilometers from the border
Nevertheless, U.S. President Joe Biden and his top
aides continue to assert that Russia is building up
forces to attack its western neighbor. When Biden
holds his video call with Putin Tuesday, it is
expected to be a major talking point for the
American side, even though the evidence for such
serious claims is scant.
news media regurgitate tendentious American claims
along with dubious satellite images as if they are
solid facts. There is an unmistakable echo of the
media-driven fabrication over alleged weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq which was used to justify
the U.S. and British war in 2003.
intelligence has also been
at an unprecedented level with European and NATO
allies in a bid to convince skeptical nations such
as Germany that Russia is allegedly intending an
invasion. U.S. intel is claiming that the offensive
is only weeks away, perhaps at the end of next
media frenzy has a madcap tone that is disconnected
from reality. The buildup of military forces in the
region is by the NATO-backed Kiev regime which has
half of its total troop numbers now positioned near
the contact line against pro-Russian separatists in
warns that the Kiev regime is ready to launch an
offensive against the breakaway region to settle the
more than seven-year civil war by military force.
The Ukrainian political leadership has consistently
shown disregard for implementing the 2015 Minsk
the United States and other NATO members have
supplied billions of dollars worth of lethal
weaponry to the Kiev regime as well as military
trainers on the ground. The latest consignment of
arms from the U.S. includes Javelin anti-tank
missiles. In concert with this arms funneling to a
Russophobic regime, the U.S. and NATO powers have
embarked on rapid deployment of warships,
nuclear-capable bombers and reconnaissance planes in
the Black Sea region.
signals point to an invasion by an emboldened Kiev
regime of the breakaway Donbass region. The plight
of the ethnic Russian population in the face of
wanton aggression will bring strong political
pressure on Moscow to intervene militarily.
the dutiful Western media will report this like a
self-fulfilling prophesy and lay the blame on Russia
for “violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity”.
Putin will be denounced as Europe’s “new Hitler”
along with other absurdities laundered as truth.
More economic sanctions will be unleashed against
Moscow and most likely the Nord Stream 2 gas project
between Russia and the European Union will be axed
as a matter of Brussels’s “solidarity” with
Americans will of course be laughing all the way to
the banks in Wall Street invested in U.S. gas
exports to Europe.
even bigger prize for Washington is the
Machiavellian ploy that Russia will become bogged
down in a long, bloody war against Ukrainian
military battalions – some of them diehard Neo-Nazi
fanatics like the Azov Battalion – which will be
armed to the teeth by the United States.
akin to the infamous scenario connived by the Carter
administration under the influence of national
security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1979 when
the Soviet Union was lured into Afghanistan to
combat U.S.-backed Mujahideen fighters armed with
Stinger missiles. That decade-long war grievously
damaged the Soviet Union and arguably led to its
collapse in 1991. No doubt, it is seen as Washington
statecraft’s finest moment.
the ghost of Brzezinski is trying to make a second
coming for Ukraine.
has written extensively on international affairs,
with articles published in several languages. He is
a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and
worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society
of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a
career in newspaper journalism. He is also a
musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he
worked as an editor and writer in major news media
organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and
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