The Real Reasons for the Russian Invasion of Ukraine (Challenging the US Narrative)

With all the hyperbolic demonization of Vladimir Putin and Russia going on in the Western-dominated mainstream news media going on, I thought now would be a good time to officially set the record straight when it comes to the real (and quite understandable) as well as legitimate reasons concerning why Russia invaded Ukraine beginning on February 24th of this year. The first reason that everybody should definitely know about by now is Vladimir Putin’s concern regarding the increasingly encroachment and expansion of NATO into the former Soviet Union republics, since the fall of the Soviet Union when the primary reason for NATO’s very existence one could argue was neutralized. Why should this would be an extremely disconcerting development for the Kremlin? For those old enough to remember the delicate brinkmanship of the ABM nuclear ICBM negotiations, you know that the placement of these missile silos was and continues to remain a major geopolitical concern for the US and Russia as well as other nuclear countries around the world. Certainly, it was quite worrying to Putin when he saw NATO gaining “first strike” capability on Moscow, where the city could be hit in 5-6 minutes flat. In an article from the UK’s Daily Mail back in June of 2020, Russia reiterated it’s core security concerns in a reported policy paper that outlined how it could use nuclear weapons if its key infrastructure and state along with that of its allies was targeted by even conventional weapons deployed by the US or NATO affiliated countries, and it felt threatened by NATO ballistic missiles being launched along its border as well as “space-based weaponry” being deployed by the US in near Earth orbit. However, Putin vowed not to be caught flat-footed should such a catastrophe occur as the article reads in part:

The buildup of conventional forces near Russia’s borders and the deployment of missile defence assets and space-based weapons are among the threats identified by Moscow in the new document.

US-Russia relations are at post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis, the accusations of Russian meddling in the US 2016 presidential election and other differences.

Amid the tensions, the Kremlin has repeatedly voiced concern about the deployment of US and allied forces in the Baltics and Nato drills near Russia’s borders.

Russian officials have cast the US-led missile defence programme and its plans to put weapons in orbit as a top threat, arguing that the new capability could tempt Washington to strike Russia with impunity in the hope of fending off a retaliatory strike.

In 2018, Mr Putin revealed an array of new weapons that he said would render US missile defence useless.

They include the Avangard hypersonic vehicle capable of flying 27 times faster than the speed of sound and making sharp manoeuvres on its way to target to dodge the enemy’s missile shield.

The first unit armed with the Avangard entered duty in December.

Another doomsday weapon that Mr Putin has mentioned is the nuclear-armed and atomic-powered Poseidon underwater drone capable of causing a devastating tsunami near an enemy coast.

Another way of looking at it if you’re American is, “Suppose a major political ‘enemy’ of the US like North Korea, Iran, or now Russia were to have first strike capability with nuclear-tipped missiles by building launcher sites on the southern border of Canada.” What do you think would be America’s response to such blatant provocation? What do you think would be the US response to China building major military bases, surface-air-missile cruise missile batteries, and performing huge military exercises all along the northern border of Mexico? I maintain that the US would feel completely justified in bombing the hell out of any country that dared to do such a thing without our complete approval and active participation, which I can’t imagine us ever giving even to favored nations. Provocations have also been seen in NATO countries like the US, UK, Germany, and Finland participating in many joint military exercises-war games very often right on the Russian border in regions like the Baltic Sea and in countries such as Estonia, Romania, and Lithuania. Here’s a sampling of such NATO orchestrated military exercises just between 2014-2015 alone. NATO, on the other hand, has had designs on enfolding countries like Ukraine into its orbit for quite some time, and this has been one of the warnings that Vladimir Putin has been making if you’ve been paying attention to his talks. He reiterated this very concern with director Oliver Stone several years ago, when Stone went to Russia and interviewed him for a docu-series that was aired on Showtime called “The Putin Interviews”. Stone then went on to produce a documentary about the Russian-Ukrainian crisis entitled “Ukraine on Fire,” where he explores the historical context of what’s occurring there in far greater depth.

It’s worth taking another look at if for no better reason than to better understand Putin’s thinking about various points of contention that he’s had when it comes to Western-driven narratives that more often than not are proven to be complete fabrications once the facts finally come out.

Another major reason for the Russian invasion that you never hear anything about in the US mainstream media has to do with a statement that Putin made about Ukraine’s military leadership. In an official announcement he made on Russian Television Putin specifically said, “I’m going to De-Militarize and De-Nazify Ukraine.”

What exactly is he talking about here? If you go back and take a seriously critical look at the ideologically-driven leadership that make up the ultra-nationalists who overthrew the democratically-elected Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych in a coup back in 2014, you’ll see that they’re made up of Fascists and Neo-Nazis. Here is a list of the most prominent fascist organizations and para-military groups operating in Ukraine along with a description of their origin and leadership as documented in this article from Max Blumenthal posted on Consortium News:

Svoboda Party: Originally called the Social-National Party of Ukraine, a Ukrainian political party with long history of anti-Semitism. Led by Oleh Tyahnybok, Svoboda played a prominent role in the 2013-2014 Maidan uprising, where Tyahnybok shared the stage with U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). Andriy Parubiy, who had co-founded the Social-National Party of Ukraine, is now Speaker of Parliament.  

Azov Battalion: 3,000-member neo-Nazi formation in Ukraine’s National Guard. Azov began as a paramilitary, originally formed out of the Patriot of Ukraine neo-Nazi gang led by Andriy Biletsky, and is now a Ukrainian National Guard unit. The battalion’s logo incorporates the neo-Nazi Wolfsangel and black sun symbols. Biletsky is now a member of Ukrainian Parliament. Vadim Troyan, another  Azov veteran, is now Deputy Interior Minister.  

Ukrainian National Corps: Azov’s civilian arm, responsible, among other things, for coordinating with and recruiting neo-Nazis and white supremacists from around the world. The international outreach is led by Olena Semanyka, who’s been photographed with a swastika flag.  

National Druzhina: Azov’s street patrol organization, established in January 2018 with the aim of “restoring Ukrainian order” to the streets. The National Druzhina — whose members pledge personal loyalty to Biletsky — has been involved in pogroms against the Roma, LGBT, and other activists.  

Right Sector: Loose formation of neo-Nazis and football ultras, which supplied street muscle to the 2013-2014 Maidan uprising. Later involved in lethal suppression of anti-Maidan movements in places like Odessa.  

C14: Ukrainian neo-Nazi gang that receives government funding and has been responsible for some of the lethal Roma pogroms as well as anti-LGBT violence. The 14 is a reference to the Fourteen Word slogan of white supremacy. Led by Serhiy Bondar, who spoke at America House, a cultural center funded by the U.S. government.

Just to give you an example of how ultra-fascist some of these people are, one of their most popular folk heroes is Stepan Bandera, who helped murder thousands of Jews in Ukraine and Poland as part of his Adolf Hitler-aligned Organization of Ukrainian Fascists fighting in WWII.

These are the kinds of brutal white-supremacist groups that the US supported back during the Maidan Square “Color Revolution” in order to oust Yanukovych, since he was considered too close to Russia in simply not allowing Ukraine to be absorbed into the pernicious US-NATO-EU-IMF debt trap. He was subsequently replaced by the puppet Petro Poroshenko and then later of course by Zenlensky, whose Ukrainian National Guard is riddled with Nazi-Fascist groups like the Azov Battalion. He’s reported to be Jewish, as if that makes his obvious association by the Western media impossible to conceive. Where is the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, MSNBC, etc. and every major news media organization in the US in decrying how President Joe Biden is shipping hundreds of millions of dollars (not just in foreign aid money mind you) but also heavy weaponry, shoulder-fired grenade launchers, ammunition, assault rifles, artillery, etc. to hardcore Nazi fascists in Ukraine? A new aid package of $800 million is being readied after $3.4 billion has already been spent, since February 24th. Why is the potential for blowback as it was in Afghanistan or Syria when it comes to arming ideological extremists not taken into consideration here? What you’ll see if you actually begin to research what’s actually taking place on the ground from real investigative journalists like Patrick Lancaster, who’s been doing daily reports of what he’s seeing in the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine on his Telegram account, are major atrocities being committed by these fascist Ukrainian soldiers against civilians in a part of the country that has been fighting groups like the Azov Battalion for at least 8 years now. In fact, they see themselves as Russian-speaking separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) more so than Ukrainian, particularly when you understand how these Neo-Nazis have completely hijacked the government seat in the capital of Kiev.

Servicemen of the pro-Ukrainian Azov battalion attend an oath ceremony in Kiev on October 19, 2014. New members of the battalion leave Kiev after the oath to serve in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions of conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP) (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Once again, the US is making the proverbial pact with the Devil, and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if it ends by biting us on the ass in the end. After all, in the late 1970s and 80s beginning with the Jimmy Carter Administration, the Secretary of National Security and longtime Russophobe, Zbigniew Brezenski, spoke about wanting to give the Soviet Union “its Vietnam.” However, after the mujahedeen did finally drive the Soviet Union out in a brutal war of attrition, what were all these radical Wahhabis jihadists that were flown in from all over the world at the CIA’s behest going to do with all their battle-hardened Fatwa skills and military hardware like stinger missiles supplied by Uncle Sam through their Pakistani ISI intermediaries? It’s amazing how “freedom fighters” as they were called back in the 80s can suddenly transform into “terrorists” when they attack Western allied countries and then back into “freedom fighters” when these same jihadists are used to overthrow a country like Libya or Syria that the US and/or Israel doesn’t like. But, I digress.

Fighters of Ukrainian volonteer Azov battalion take part in military exercises not far southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, on February 27, 2015. Ukraine said three soldiers had been killed, the first fatalities in several days in the war-torn east, as a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels appeared to gain some traction with an apparent weapons pull-back. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP) (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

And lastly, we now know that Ukraine was the home of at least 30 biological laboratories scattered throughout the country that were developing deadly pathogens as reported by several independent investigators, who have looked at this situation closely. So, for instance, as reported by the excellent Bulgarian investigative reporter, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva and many others, these “research” labs in Ukraine were being funded by the DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency) which is an adjunct of the Pentagon into researching and developing highly infectious biological agents (many of which have already claimed lives in Ukraine, Georgia, and Russia) orchestrated under biotech contractors like Black and Veatch Special Projects Corp, CH2M Hill, and Metabiota. Now, previously anyone who discussed BSL-3 Labs in Ukraine were considered “crazy conspiracy theorists” by the mainstream media, since we were told that there was no evidence that any such biolabs existed. Now, of course, we know for a fact that that isn’t the case based specifically on the testimony of former President Barrack Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s statements before a Congressional inquiry.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio clearly lets her off the hook by asking a very leading question to allow her to pin any possible biological weapon release on Russia rather than on the obvious culprits being the US or their Ukrainian partners, but I’m not buying it and neither are much of the rest of the civilized world.

Russian’s foreign ministry secretary to the UN clearly isn’t buying that lame argument either and for good reason. First of all, if these many biolabs in Ukraine were merely taken over by the DTRA to protect Ukrainian citizens from deadly pathogens held over from when the Soviet Union ran them, why can no actual Ukrainian Health Minister or local public health official of any kind go into these BSL-3’s and examine them in order to make a determination as to their true function and safety protocols? In other words, why has there never been an independent audit of anything with regards to these biological laboratories? From the US DoD perspective, these are considered private geopolitical strategic military assets, whose flexibility in doing “gain-of-function” work on deadly pathogens for use as biological weapons should be abundantly clear by now…especially since we now know that was what was done with SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus via the $3.7 million given to Eco-Health Alliance working with researchers at the Wuhan Institute for Virology in China by the US National Institute of Health (NIH). So, if the NIH, CDC, NIAID, Eco-Health Alliance, and US virologists like Ralph Baric working at major universities and biolabs here in the US can farm out this dangerous research and development with their partners of the Wuhan Institute of Virology- why couldn’t these people be doing the same kind of thing in these former Soviet bloc countries like Ukraine where the geopolitical goals are even more clearly defined? I maintain that they can and they have, as certain documents that survived the great purge now attest.

Many of these documents have found their way into Russian hands since the invasion took place, and one could make a good argument that Russian forces are specifically targeting these biolabs in Ukraine for destruction before Russia herself was going to be targeted with any number of deadly released viruses made to be even more infectious as a form of untraceable covert warfare. As I documented in voluminous detail in my last article, the US has used deadly viruses and biological weapons against foreign countries and even its own citizens in various simulation “tests” in the past. Clearly, the Pentagon and their affiliated BSL-3’s and BSL-4’s in this country have no intention of abiding by the global 1972 Biological Weapons Ban Treaty passed during the Nixon Administration banning the development and use of biological weapons, which has plenty of loopholes and no enforcement mechanism to ensure compliance regardless. Other countries have tried and failed at getting the US to submit to having third party independent inspections of all of its biological “research” facilities given their obvious danger of creating a global pandemic such as we have now, but the excuse the US gives is that there is no way any would-be inspector would be able to tell the difference between a biolab developing offense biological weapons and one that was merely performing research on these same hazardous viruses for defensive purposes. Indeed. Vladimir Putin in my humble estimation saw that under the DoD umbrella, the DTRA working with the private contractors was employing very dangerous “gain-of-function” research in multiple biological labs throughout Ukraine just has they had in other countries that ring Russia’s southern border such as Georgia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The potential for an accidental leak was enormous as has happened previously, and the potential for an intentional release of a deadly pathogen that could destabilize Russia was also not nearly as far-fetched as most people think. So, while it’s obviously extremely unfortunate and sad that so many Ukrainians were forced to flee as refugees into countries like Poland and as with any war there’s always bound to be civilian casualties, you simply can’t keep poking the Russian bear with a sharp stick in his own backyard and expect that he’ll never claw or bite you back. The warning signs have been there for several years now, and yet NATO, Nazis, and the Nitwits developing biological weapons under DoD auspices continued relatively unchallenged and unchecked….until now that is.


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