Beyond Propaganda and Brainwash: The True Causes of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict
By Vasko Kohlmayer
March 14, 2022
The brutal and escalating war in Ukraine undoubtedly represents the most dangerous security situation for the world since the end of WWII.
The narrative that is being relentlessly pounded into our minds by the Western globalist establishment goes like this:
The mad Russian leader Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine to realize his dream of reinstating the Soviet era power to Russia.
This narrative is completely wrong as is virtually everything that is said about the cause of this conflict in the mainstream media by their assorted analysts and “experts.”
We should not be surprised by this, since this is the same media that has been feeding us with one false narrative after another. Here are just some recent examples:
Trump conspired with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton Covid-19 would wipe out a large chunk of the world’s population BLM as a peaceful movement concerned with racial justice Hunter Biden’s computer drive is part of the Russian misinformation campaign The Covid vaccines are completely safe and highly effective Biological men can become women and vice versa Covid vaccines will keep you free from the SARS-CoV-2 virus Anthony Fauci is an objective scientist whose only professional goal is the advancement of public health The FDA is an agency that makes its decisions based on science The Canadian truckers are racists, fascist, misogynists, insurrections, terrorists Joe Biden is a wise experienced politician who will steady and unify our country and restore our standing in the world
The question is: Why would anyone in their right mind believe anything they say, and especially when they all say it in unison?
Based on their record, we can be almost certain that the truth is the exact opposite of whatever the mainstream media claims to be true. This is most certainly the case with their current “Putin is a power-hungry madman” tale.
It is rather disturbing, however, that the media that are incapable of telling the truth about anything have once again managed to brainwash a large portion of the population into swallowing its latest false narrative.
To counter the gross propaganda and misinformation campaign to which we have been subjected since the start of the Ukrainian war, we present analysis by two serious, clear-headed, fair, and highly knowledgeable experts on geopolitics who know a great deal about the situation in Eastern Europe. We offer this quick course on the causes and roots of the Ukrainian conflict in the form of four video presentations.
Watching all the recommended material will take you just over one and half hour. If you are too busy to watch all four segments, then just please watch the first two. This will take less than fifty minutes of your time. It will give you a good basic grasp of the issues involved so you can understand who provoked this conflict and who bears primary responsibility for it.
The first video is less than two minutes long. It is a clip from a lecture given by one of the world’s foremost experts on geopolitics and international relations. His name John J. Mearsheimer and he is a Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Prof. Mearsheimer has written and lectured extensively on security issues, and he is the author of six books. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has authored numerous articles for such publications as the London Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, International Security, the New York Times and the Financial Times among others. You can see his full credentials at this link.
The clip is from a lecture that Professor Mearsheimer gave on September 25, 2015. This was more than six years before the start of the current Ukraine-Russian war. In this clip Mearsheimer uncannily predicts what was bound to happen to Ukraine. This is what he said at the time:
“What is going on here is that the West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked.”
Six and half years later Mearsheimer’s prediction has come true.
We are offering this short clip to get your attention and whet your appetite for accurate analysis from someone who obviously knows what he is talking about.
The next video is Professor Mearsheimer’s full September 2015 lecture. In the course of his talk he explains the underlying roots and causes of the war that is now unfolding in Ukraine. The whole video is one hour and fourteen minutes long, but you only need to watch the first forty-six minutes which cover Prof. Mearsheimer’s talk (the remainder is a question-and-answer session).
Next is a Zoom talk given by Jim Rickards. Jim Rickards is one of the most astute experts on geopolitics today. He is a lawyer, best-selling author and investor. He is an advisor on capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Jim Rickards has also served as a facilitator of the first ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, Fox, Bloomberg, CNN, and NPR among others. You can read his biography here.
Rickards’ excellent talk on the Russia-Ukrainian crisis is less than 24 minutes long.
We conclude with a speech that Prof. Mearsheimer recently gave to a group which calls itself the Committee for the Republic. It was posted on March 3, 2022, about a week after the start of the conflict which Mearsheimer foresaw more than six years previously. The whole video is over one a half hour long as there are other speakers involved. Mearsheimer’s presentation, however, lasts for just over 26 minutes. It runs from 3:30 until 29:50.
I urge you to watch the presentations above. If you are interested in learning the truth about an escalating conflict that may well lead to a nuclear war and the annihilation of civilization as we know it, it will be time well spent.
"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861