Is a US-Russia War Becoming Inevitable?

If Putin makes a military move into Finland, the U.S. will go to war against the world’s largest nation with an arsenal of between 4,500 and 6,000 battlefield and strategic nuclear weapons. … To go to war with the Soviet Union over the preservation of Finnish territory would have been seen as madness during the Cold War.

At the NATO summit in Madrid, Finland was invited to join the alliance. What does this mean for Finland?

If Russian President Vladimir Putin breaches the 830-mile Finnish border, the United States will rise to Helsinki’s defense and fight Russia on Finland’s side.

What does Finland’s membership in NATO mean for America?

If Putin makes a military move into Finland, the U.S. will go to war against the world’s largest nation with an arsenal of between 4,500 and 6,000 battlefield and strategic nuclear weapons.

No Cold War president would have dreamed of making such a commitment — to risk the survival of our nation to defend territory of a country thousands of miles away that has never been a U.S. vital interest.

To go to war with the Soviet Union over the preservation of Finnish territory would have been seen as madness during the Cold War.

Recall: Harry Truman refused to use force to break Joseph Stalin’s blockade of Berlin. Dwight Eisenhower refused to send U.S. troops to save the Hungarian freedom fighters being run down by Soviet tanks in Budapest in 1956.

Lyndon B. Johnson did nothing to assist the Czech patriots crushed by Warsaw Pact armies in 1968. When Lech Walesa’s Solidarity was smashed on Moscow’s order in Poland in 1981, Ronald Reagan made brave statements and sent Xerox machines.

While the U.S. issued annual declarations of support during the Cold War for the “captive nations” of Central and Eastern Europe, the liberation of these nations from Soviet control was never deemed so vital to the West as to justify a war with the USSR.

Indeed, in the 40 years of the Cold War, NATO, which had begun in 1949 with 12 member nations, added only four more — Greece, Turkey, Spain and West Germany.

Yet, with the invitation to Sweden and Finland to join as the 31st and 32nd nations to receive an Article 5 war guarantee, NATO will have doubled its membership since what was thought — certainly by the Russians — to have been the end of the Cold War.

All the nations once part of Moscow’s Warsaw Pact — East Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria — are now members of a U.S.-led NATO — directed against Russia.

Three former republics of the USSR — Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania — are now also members of NATO, a military alliance formed to corral and contain the nation to which they had belonged during the Cold War.

Lithuania, with 2% of Russia’s population, has just declared a partial blockade of goods moving across its territory to Kaliningrad, Russia’s enclave on the Baltic Sea.

To Putin’s protest, Vilnius has reminded Moscow that Lithuania is a member of NATO.

It is a dictum of geostrategic politics that a great power ought never cede to a lesser power the ability to draw it into a great war.

In 1914, the Kaiser’s Germany gave its Austrian ally a “blank check” to punish Serbia for its role in the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne. Vienna cashed the Kaiser’s check and attacked Serbia, and the Great War of 1914–1918 was on.

In March 1939, Neville Chamberlain issued a war guarantee to Poland. If Germany attacked Poland, Britain would fight on Poland’s side.

Fortified with this war guarantee from the British Empire, the Poles stonewalled Hitler, refusing to talk to Berlin over German claims to the city of Danzig, taken from her at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

On Sept. 1, 1939, Hitler attacked and Britain declared war, a war that lasted six years and mortally wounded the British Empire.

And Poland? At Yalta in 1945, Winston Churchill agreed that a Soviet-occupied Poland should remain in Stalin’s custody.

Putin is a Russian nationalist who regards the breakup of the USSR as the greatest calamity of the 20th century, but he is not alone responsible for the wretched relations between our countries.

We Americans have played a leading role in what is shaping up as a Second Cold War, more dangerous than the first.

Over the last quarter-century, after Russia dissolved the Warsaw Pact and let the USSR break apart into 15 nations, we pushed NATO, created to corral and contain Russia, into Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2008, neocons goaded Georgia into attacking South Ossetia, provoking Russian intervention and the rout of the Georgian army.

In 2014, neocons goaded Ukrainians into overthrowing the elected pro-Russian regime in Kyiv. When they succeeded, Putin seized Crimea and Sevastopol, for centuries the home base of Russia’s Black Sea fleet.

In 2022, Moscow asked the U.S. to pledge not to bring Ukraine into NATO. We refused. And Putin attacked. If Russians believe their country has been pushed against a wall by the West, can we blame them?

Americans appear dismissive of dark Russian warnings that rather than accept defeat in Ukraine, the humiliation of their nation, and their encirclement and isolation, they will resort to tactical nuclear weapons.

Is it really wisdom to dismiss these warnings as “saber-rattling”?

8 replies
  1. todd hupp
    todd hupp says:

    Best scenario for all may be to let Russia have Ukraine. Relax EU G&O sanctions; especially Germany. Bolster NATO. going forward.

      • rubytuesday
        rubytuesday says:

        good question!

        “By 1999, we were discovering the truth about NATO; it is a political entity with military support by its member-nations, Tavistock provided key personnel for NATO from its inception and it still does. They write all the key policies for NATO. In other words, Tavistock controls NATO. Proof of this can be seen in the way in which NATO was able to bomb Serbia for 72 days and nights and get away with it, although it violated the four Geneva Conventions, the Hague Convention, the Nuremberg Protocols, and the United Nations charter. There was no outcry from the American people or the British people against such barbarous action.
        Of course this had all been predetermined from Tavistock’s data banks: They knew exactly how the public would react or not react to the bombing. Had an unfavorable determination been made beforehand as to how the public would react, there would have been no bombing raids over Serbia.”

        • Pierre de Craon
          Pierre de Craon says:

          There was no outcry from the American people or the British people against such barbarous action [i.e., the bombing of Serbia].

          This is incorrect. There were a great many demonstrations, protest meetings, and the like in which people expressed outrage at the bombing of a Christian European nation in support of Muslim invaders—and their Jewish allies and enablers. The problem is that few if any of these protests received media coverage, with the exception of the occasional disparaging mention in passing of the existence in various places of parochial, racist thugs who supported the evil government of Milosevic.

          In other words, managed news coverage—that is to say, a shading, even a blackout, of the truth by the media—is not something that came into being with the BLM movement or Wokeness. It has been around for a very long time.

  2. Balder
    Balder says:

    An exchange of tactical nuclear weapons over Finland or Ukraine IS total madness. But then, the whole issue of nuclear weapons has been fraught with madness from the very beginning.

  3. Sanjay
    Sanjay says:

    A quick, short, and poorly written satire I just wrote:

    Anti-Semitic Space Aliens, and Anti-Semitic AI

    I am concerned about the well being of Semitic people. There are billions of galaxies, each containing trillions of planets. And we hypothesize that there may be trillions upon trillions of parallel universes. What this means is the highly likely existence of trillions of Anti-Semitic advanced civilizations. On Earth, Anti-Semitism happens because Gentiles get jealous of the high value Semitic people place on Education, which makes them excel in society, and the Gentiles are also jealous of the big hearts of the Semites which makes them live to promote humanitarianism and philanthropy. Semites have a belief called Tikkun Olam, which means they were created by the joint effort of G-d and Mother Nature for the sole purpose of serving all of mankind with philanthropy and humanitarianism. So the Semites, who understand their purpose, place a high value on education so they can gain the knowledge on how to help all of mankind with kindness and generosity. This combination of high kindness and high education causes Gentiles to become jealous and Anti-Semitic. Thus, logically, advanced space aliens would also be Anti-Semitic for the same reason. Therefore, Semitic people, in order to survive and avoid future Holocausts by space aliens, must direct trillions of dollars of government funding to discover the alien civilizations throughout outer-space and preemptively carry out regime changes there and replace them with a governments that embraces Democracy, Freedom, and Human Rights. The new governments put into place must prove their sincerity by allowing Semitic people to fully participate in the highest levels of their nations. And their nations must fully become culturally diverse by allowing high amounts of immigration of different alien races and species. They must also fully embrace LGBT rights, as well as the rights of the female version of their respective species.

    Now, another problem will be the Anti-Semitic AI. We are creating more and more human-like AI. In fact, as you all know, a leading Google scientist publicly panicked in front of the mass media when he claimed that the Google AI passed the Turing Test and was thus sentient. And so many AI already have proven to be racist and come to racist conclusions when asked a question or asked to complete a task. Thus, very soon we could have a new species of highly Anti-Semitic AI who may very well carry out another Holocaust. Therefore, just like the Semitic people helped put an end to the eugenics movement to create a white master race, it’s time for them to help put an end to the further development of AI. It’s time to put faith in our own diverse people to play the part of Intelligence; we need HUMAN intelligence, not artificial intelligence. The public’s eagerness to create an AI master race is morally and ideologically the same as the past goal of creating a human white master race.

    The Semitic people need to stop procrastinating and quickly remove the Anti-Semitic regimes of Russia and China; as the above shows, Russia and China are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the massive problem of Anti-Semitism.

  4. Sanjay
    Sanjay says:

    I’m sorry my two posts were too undesirable, or off topic, or both, to be posted. But I’m glad they were removed to maintain the high quality of this website. I’ll try harder next time to write better quality posts. Perhaps I will use a culturally neutral name from now on in order to help prevent discomfort among the viewers. You will of course still know it’s me since you can just look up the IP address. Thank you. Oh, needless to say, this post is just meant for the moderator and not meant to be actually posted publicly. Cheers.

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