“The Russian leader… believes he has a window of opportunity to act. He is worried that the risk of Kiev joining NATO will increase if a stronger U.S. leader… comes to power…. Regretfully, the Biden administration’s ‘experts,’ like Obama’s before them who fecklessly sought a ‘reset’ with Russia, are likely to fall into Putin’s trap.” -Rebekah Koffer, a Russian-born U.S. intelligence expert
“A second Russian attack on Ukraine, should it happen, ought to serve as a long-overdue wake-up call for the West about Russia’s intentions to establish an exclusive sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and assert Moscow’s claims to exercising influence in Central Europe, within NATO’s perimeter…. Europe’s security would deteriorate dramatically. The zone of competition would shift from Eastern Europe to Central Europe and the Baltic states.” -Andrew Michta, geopolitical analyst
“The West should immediately impose tough sanctions on Russia, provide serious defense assistance to Ukraine, demonstrate unambivalent support for Ukrainian sovereignty, and project moral and strategic resolve. Unfortunately, current trends and past behavior provide little cause for optimism that the ‘free world’ will rise to the challenge.” -Anne Pierce, foreign policy expert
“In 1946-7 we knew that freedom was worth dying for, something that is obviously forgotten today. After Munich in 1938, the West was ashamed to have abandoned Czechoslovakia into Hitler’s clutches. Today we are cowardly letting down Ukraine, but we do not even realize our dishonor, nor the danger of giving in to an aggressor. We are like the Byzantines who were discussing the sex of angels while the Ottoman forces were destroying the city walls.” -Françoise Thom, French historian of Russia
On January 6, 2022, Soeren Kern wrote an article titled “Russia’s Putin to NATO: Commit Suicide or Face All-Out War” that was published by the website of the Gatestone Institute.org. Kern explained that the demands made by the Russian Foreign Ministry require the United States to remove its nuclear weapons from Europe and allow Russia to reestablish its Soviet-era sphere of influence over Eastern Europe. Kern believed that the Russian demands are so outrageous that they would effectively require NATO to commit suicide.
Everyone agrees that the Biden administration reckless abandonment of Afghanistan to the Taliban and other Islamic terrorists and leaving hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines as well as $85 billion of American best weapons seriously damaged our national security. It showed our enemies, Russia, China, Iran, and their allies, just how weak and incompetent and half demented Joe Biden really is.
Russia has destroyed the brains of over 100 U.S. diplomats and CIA agents in Havana, Washington, D.C, Vienna, Berlin, and Chinese cities with some type of energy weapon with complete impunity. Russian criminals have continued to attack our businesses, infrastructure, and government offices with no push back. U.S businesses even paid ramson to these Russian hackers criminals. Russia took two provinces away from Georgia, annexed the Crimean, the eastern part of Ukraine again with complete impunity. Then came the shameful press conference with a confused Joe Biden who said a minor incursion from Russia to Ukraine would not be so bad. The White House had to walk back those stupid and dangerous comments, but the damage was already done.
Putin, like Hitler in the 1930s, sees extreme weakness in America in Europe. And now Germany has become America’s worst ally and pro-Russia. Appeasement and extreme weakness have emboldened both psychopath dictators in Russia and China. Putin and Xi Jinping who are taking advantage of the weakness of President Joe Biden, America’s division between communists and patriots, divisions between the United States and Europe, and disagreements within the European Union.
Soeren Kern explained that on December 17, 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry published two draft treaties: one between Russia and the United States and the other between Russia and NATO. The first draft “Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation on Security Guarantees” listed more than a dozen demand, including:
NATO membership must be denied to all states of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), including the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which have been members of the alliance since 2004.
NATO is prohibited from expanding further eastward, including to countries such as Sweden and Finland.
The United States is prohibited from flying bombers or deploying warships, including within the framework of NATO, in areas outside of its national airspace and national territorial waters, respectively.
The United States is prohibited from deploying its armed forces or armaments, including within the framework of NATO, in any area where such deployment could be perceived by Russia as a threat to its national security.
The United States must remove all its nuclear weapons from Europe.
The United States is prohibited from deploying ground-launched intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles outside of its territory.
The second Russia’s draft “Agreement on Measures to Ensure the Security of the Russian Federation and members States of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)” listed additional demands including the following:
NATO member states are prohibited from deploying military forces to any country that became a member of the alliance after May 27, 1997, when NATO and Russia signed the Founding Act on Mutual Relations. This includes 14 countries that have become NATO members during the past 25 years: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
NATO is prohibited from deploying land-based intermediate- and short-range missiles to anywhere where such missiles can reach Russia.
NATO is prohibited from any further enlargement, including the accession of Ukraine as well as any other state.
NATO is prohibited from military cooperation with Ukraine as well as other states in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and in Central Asia.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated the following: “Both texts are part of a whole and are not to be understood as being a menu, where you can choose one or the other.” On December 20, 2021, Konstantin Gavrilov, a Russian diplomat in Vienna, declared that relations between Moscow and NATO had reached a “moment of truth.” He added: “The conversation needs to be serious and everyone in NATO understands perfectly well despite their strength and power that concrete political action needs to be taken, otherwise the alternative is a military-technical and military response from Russia.”
Kern explained that on December 26, 2021, Russia warned Finland and Sweden against joining NATO. “It is quite obvious that the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO would have serious military and political consequences that would require an adequate response from Russia,” declared Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Both Finland and Sweden rejected such outrageous demands stating that both nations are sovereign and they and not Russia will determine whether these nations might want to join NATO in the future.
Meanwhile, Russia has deployed over 125,000 troops on Ukraine’s eastern border amid great concern of an imminent invasion. United States and other allies have asked all citizens and some members of their embassies to leave Ukraine. The website Human Events reported that the Pentagon has placed 8,500 troops on heightened preparedness for deployment in Eastern Europe. Acting on Joe Biden’s orders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin would make the call to deploy the troops, Just the News ed. The troops include “additional brigade combat teams, logistics personnel, medical support, aviation support, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.” Pentagon spokesman Kirby said: “We’ll continue to provide updates in the coming days about these decisions, but specifically this will ensure that the United States and our commitment to the NRF…is consistent with their readiness for rapid deployment again, if activated.”
“The United States is deeply concerned about the current situation in Europe,” Kirby said. “We remain keenly focused on Russia’s unusual military activities near the Ukrainian border, including in Belarus, and consulting extensively with our transatlantic allies and partners. The department continues to support diplomatic efforts to deescalate the situation. “Now, as the president has said, even as we continue to prioritize diplomacy and dialogue, we must also increase readiness in support of its obligations to the security and defense of NATO and the security of its citizens abroad,” he continued.
Currently, news report indicates that the number of troops that could be deployed to Eastern Europe and not to Ukraine may be up to 50,000 soldiers. More lethal aid is arriving to Ukraine from America. It may be too little and too late. America under President Trump was energy independent and was exporting oil and gas. But the Biden administration destroyed our energy independence and seriously damaged our national security and approved the energy pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, severely hurting Ukraine, and Poland.
Soeren Kern said that Françoise Thom, a renowned French historian of Russia, wrote the following: “There is nothing to negotiate, you have to accept everything as a whole. Russian demands are an orchestrated blackmail. The Russian blackmail is explicit and is directed at both the Americans and the Europeans. If the West does not accept the Russian ultimatum, they will have to face ‘a military and technical alternative,’ according to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko: The Europeans must also think about whether they want to avoid making their continent the scene of a military confrontation. They have a choice. Either they take seriously what is put on the table, or they face a military-technical alternative.'”
Kern reported on a more alarming situation. He said the following: “After the publication of the draft treaty, the possibility of a pre-emptive strike against NATO targets (similar to those that Israel inflicted on Iran), was confirmed by former Deputy Minister of Defense Andrei Kartapolov (Duma Defense Committee): Our partners must understand that the longer they drag out the examination of our proposals and the adoption of real measures to create these guarantees, the greater the likelihood that they will suffer a pre-emptive strike. To make things clear Russia fired a ‘salvo’ of Zircon hypersonic missiles on December 24 said Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, commented on this event: Well, I hope that the notes [of December 17] will be more convincing. Editorialist Vladimir Mozhegov added: ‘What are our arguments? First and foremost, of course, our most reliable allies — the army and the navy. To be more precise, the hypersonic Zircon missile (the ‘carrier killer,’ as it is affectionately called in the West), which makes it absurd for the United States to have a fleet of aircraft carriers. The impact of the Zircon cracks a destroyer like a nut. Several Zircons will inevitably sink an aircraft carrier. The Zircon simply does its job: it methodically shoots huge, clumsy aircraft carriers like a gun at cans.”
Kern indicated that Germany appears to be the West’s weak link the face of Russian pressure. He explained the following: “German Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to reset relations with Moscow and is planning a face-to-face meeting with Putin sometime this January. On January 3, 2022, the German newspaper Bild reported that Scholz is seeking a new beginning in relations with Moscow. This has alarmed smaller European countries which fear that Germany will reach an accommodation with Putin behind their backs. In an interview with Bild, former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said: Everyone saw [German Foreign Minister] Annalena Baerbock and hoped that she could shift the German foreign policy focus to human rights and the observance of basic values. Europe basically hoped that the new government would mean an end to mercantilism, but then Mr. Scholz took over the helm. What we see now is unfortunately more of what we already know and not a good start to his term in office and not a good sign for European unity.”
Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wrote an article published by Politico stating the following:
“Under the new Russian proposals, NATO would have to seek consent from Moscow to deploy troops in Central and Eastern Europe, refrain from ‘any military activity’ across Eastern Europe, the southern Caucuses and Central Asia and halt any NATO drills near Russia. The agreement also demands a written guarantee that Ukraine will not be offered NATO membership, and a draft treaty with the United States would ban it from sending warships and aircrafts to ‘areas where they can strike targets on the territory of the other party,’ like the Baltics and the Black Sea.”
“This is not a serious proposal from a man who wants peace. Putin is skilled at creating crises only to later extinguish them, like a firefighter trying to douse his own arson attack, and by threatening to invade Ukraine, he has calculated that the U.S. and other Western powers might negotiate directly with the Kremlin — potentially over their Eastern European and Baltic allies — offering concessions and allowing him to maintain influence over former Soviet countries in exchange for peace. Putin plays a bad hand well — but his tactics will only work if we fold. And it’s time for NATO to call Putin’s bluff. Under no circumstances should the U.S. or NATO give commitments on future enlargement, real or de facto…. NATO cannot have an open-door policy on enlargement in which it continues to allow Putin to act as the doorman. NATO cannot negotiate down the barrel of a gun. And if we back down now, that signal will be heard loud and clear by both the democracies that rely on us, and the autocrats who lament and fear our freedom.”
The Munich Agreement with Hitler showed the failure of the appeasement policy in 1938
Today we are seeing a repetition of the failure of the appeasement policy of Great Britain and France with Nazi Germany of the 1930s. Weakness and appeasement not only embolden our enemies, but also may lead to war. The recent response of America and its European allies to Russian aggression are similar the failure of the Munich peace process. In hopes of satisfying Adolf Hitler from wanting more territories to conquer, the United Kingdom and France buried its head in the sand about Hitler’s vast ambitions and escalating atrocities and forced Czechoslovakia into concessions that facilitated German occupation. And it led to WWII.
A third Russian attack on Ukraine, if it happens, ought to be a wake-up call for America and the West about Russia’s intentions to establish an exclusive sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and later to assert Moscow’s claims in Central Europe and over the three Baltic small nations.
American foreign policy expert Anne Pierce warned that the United States and Europe are at a “tipping point”: “If they do not move decisively to stop Russia from taking over Ukraine, they will send a dangerous message to China vis-a-vis Taiwan, position Russia to coerce more former Soviet satellite states, and further ruin their international reputation, which is already in tatters after the betrayal of Afghanistan and failed diplomatic overtures to Iran. The window is closing to deter Russia from instigating major war or from conquering Ukraine by intensifying its current campaign of paramilitary assaults, disinformation, energy blackmail, and threats backed by escalation.”
America and its NATO allies need to immediately impose strong and punishing economic sanctions on Russia, provide serious defense assistance to Ukraine, show strong support for Ukrainian sovereignty, and project moral and strategic resolve. Failure to show strength and determination could lead to WWIII.
America must secure its southern border that in a year over two million migrants from over 100 nations have entered illegally. Tens of thousands invaded America and were not detained. This shows our enemies just how weak the Biden administration is. Over 100,000 Americans died of fentanyl sent by China to Mexican cartels with complete impunity.
Now is the time to stop teaching the communist CRT to our military and stop the damaging vaccine mandates that are forcing many officers to retire. America must significantly increase the budget of the military and begin to prepare for a coming war with Russia and China and their allies.