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Ukraine War: Understanding the Roots and Cause of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis



Protest in support of Ukraine.

The long-feared Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to rage ever since president Vladimir Putin’s announced “special military operation” against Ukraine on February 24. However, leading by example from the streets of Kyiv, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has been tirelessly rallying the international community for support.

But what lead to one of the biggest military invasions of the decade?

History of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

The current predicament can be better understood when walking back eight years. After Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych was forced out of office by major demonstrations in 2014, Russia seized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

Weeks later, Russia backed two separatist insurgencies in Ukraine’s east, culminating in pro-Russian insurgents with Donetsk and Luhansk declaring the DPR and LPR independent nations, despite the international community’s complete lack of recognition.

The insurgencies cost 14,000 lives and ravaged Ukraine’s easter industrial heartland, the Donbas.

However, both the West and Ukraine have accused Russia of arming and escalating the separatist movement in the country, but Russia has sided against the accusation.

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France and Germany arranged a 2015 peace pact known as the Minsk II Accord. The 13-point accord required Ukraine to provide separatist areas autonomy and grant insurgents amnesty in exchange for complete control of its Russian border in rebel-held territory.

Fears of a new conflict erupted last year amid a surge in ceasefire violations in the east and a Russian army concentration near Ukraine. Still, tensions eased when Moscow withdrew the bulk of its units after rehearsals in April.

What has led to the Current Crisis?

The worst-case situation has already been realized with Mr. Putin’s declaration of his “special military operation.”

The Kremlin had previously rejected any preparations to invade, a claim that few accepted — and for a good reason.

Even after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest announcement, a Russian UN envoy denied that Moscow had any grievances with the Ukrainian people, insisting that only those in power would be targeted.

That has turned out to be completely incorrect.

Western leaders have united in their condemnation of Russia, effectively making it a pariah state on the international stage. Sanctions are expected to cripple the Russian economy, putting renewed pressure on Mr. Putin in the country despite the attempts to censor critical media and nascent protest movements.

Meanwhile, Mr. Biden has attempted to reassure the international community that Russia will face the consequences of its conduct.

What is Putin’s Problem with NATO?

Putin believes the goal of NATO, the Western military alliance of 30 nations, is to fracture and destroy Russian society.

He instructed that NATO go back to 1997 and halt its eastward expansion, remove its soldiers and military facilities from member nations that joined the alliance after 1997, and avoid placing “strike weapons near Russia’s borders” before the conflict.

Mr. Putin is known to hate because he sees Nato’s creeping eastward march since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989, and he is keen to prevent Ukraine from joining the alliance.

How are the Peace Talks Going on?

President Putin has not abandoned peace talks that have been going on for weeks. Austrian leader Karl Nehammer, the sole Western leader to have visited Putin since the war began, noted the war had plunged into a “logic of war.

However, despite Russian forces’ crimes on Ukrainian land, Ukraine’s leader has stated that he will continue pursuing dialogue.

“Because Ukraine requires peace. We are in the twenty-first century in Europe “.

And he’s already admitted that his nation won’t be allowed to Nato. So while Mr. Zelensky stated that they don’t want to waste prospects for a diplomatic settlement if we have them, he also cautioned that if Russia kills the last Ukrainian troops fighting in the conflict in Mariupol, then it will mean the end of peace talks.

Turkish president presiding over peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.
Source: The Gaurdian

Kyiv proposed the following proposals during negotiations on March 29:

  • In the case of an assault, strict, legally enforceable assurances would oblige nations like the United Kingdom, China, the United States, Turkey, France, Canada, Italy, Poland, and Israel to safeguard a neutral Ukraine.
  • Ukraine would be able to join the European Union if guarantor states had discussions and came to Ukraine’s defense within three days.
  • Ukraine would become a “non-bloc” and “non-nuclear” condition, with no international military facilities or contingents on its soil.
  • Ukraine would not join military-political coalitions, and any foreign exercises would be subject to the approval of guarantor countries.

Is Neutrality Enough for Putin?

According to Russia, this “neutral, demilitarised” Ukraine would have its army and navy, similar to Austria or Sweden, both EU members.

There is no clear indication as to whether or not it would suffice or what it would imply. However, despite Austria’s neutrality, Sweden is rumoured to be considering joining NATO.

Ukrainians have pledged neutrality in exchange for security guarantees from allies. Putin has nonetheless stated that peace talks have ceased. As a result, Putin may still harbour ambitions to reintegrate Ukraine into Russia’s area of influence, away from its Western orientation.

Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, it has increasingly turned to the West, both the EU and Nato.

The collapse of the Soviet Union was viewed as the “disintegration of historical Russia” by Russia’s Putin, who wants to change that. He has argued that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, ignoring Ukraine’s ancient history and dismissing the country’s independence as an “anti-Russia endeavour.” In addition, he said that “Ukraine never had durable traditions of actual statehood.”

His pressure on Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, to not sign a deal with the European Union in 2013 sparked riots that culminated in the president’s ouster in February 2014.

After seizing Crimea in Ukraine’s south, Russia sparked a separatist revolt in the east and a conflict that killed 14,000 lives.

He tore up an unfulfilled 2015 Minsk peace pact as he prepared to invade in February, accusing Nato of jeopardizing “our historic future as a nation,” asserting without evidence that Nato members sought to bring the war to Crimea.

What is the Current Situation of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has progressed to a new stage. After facing stiff opposition from the Ukrainian military, Russian forces have shifted their focus to the south and east of the nation, where they will launch a new onslaught, hitting civilian targets and residential neighbourhoods.

Meanwhile, Ukraine claims to have discovered evidence of war crimes committed under Russian control in Bucha and other towns near Kyiv. Four million people have fled Ukraine due to Russian strikes on population centres.

Also Read: Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Russia Committing War Crimes in Ukraine War?

The United States and its NATO allies supply military weaponry to Ukraine and have imposed sanctions and other punitive measures on Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Biden has accused Putin of war crimes and called the invasion a “genocide,” adding Putin is “trying to wipe out the notion of being Ukrainian.” However, his comments were deemed unacceptable by the Kremlin.

While Mr. Putin has recognized Russia’s economic effect, he has shown no sign of bending to pressure to cease the conflict. As a result, the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement.

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To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families



Israel is carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.

The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.

Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.

We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.

We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.

This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.

So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.

Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.

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Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.

Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.

Real holocaust

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.

A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.

There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.

We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”

In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.

The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.

This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.

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Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.

Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.

This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.

This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.

But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.

But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.

We will not forgive or forget.

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Israel: A criminal state par excellance



Israel: a criminal state par excellance

In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.

Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.

In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.

Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.

Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.

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Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community  sought to overlook Israel’s  real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly  on  some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.

Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,

What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.

Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .

As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.

Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.

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World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza



The Israeli army, which can be called the Jewish Wehrmacht given its Nazi-like behavior, continues to pound the Gaza Strip from ground, sea and air. According to sources in Gaza, virtually all targets hit so far are civilians.

As many as 3500 Palestinians, virtually all of them civilians, have been reported killed so far. Thousands others were injured, many sustaining life-threatening wounds.

The scenes of mutilated and maimed children, some of whose bodies are seen protruding through the rubble of their homes, destroyed by missiles fired by American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, seem to verify the view that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza knowingly and deliberately.

Israeli leaders and military officials are openly gloating over the high death toll among Palestinian civilians. They blame Hamas for the orgy of killing. However, virtually all Palestinians don’t buy the Israeli logice.

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As we all know, this is not the first time Israel indulges in such war crimes.

Israel has always been a regular perpetrator of war crimes . Indeed, one would exaggerate very little by arguing that Israel itself is a war crime or a crime against humanity.

I am not going to spend time refuting Israeli hasbara lies, blaming Hamas for the latest conflagration. Having been a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior for several decade , I can honestly argue that honesty and Israel can not really be used in the same sentence. Israel and honesty are an eternal oxymoron.

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As always, Israel violated the uneasy truce reached through Egyptian mediation in 2002. Israeli leaders, proceeding from the Talmudic ideology which views all non-Jews as lesser human beings or virtual animals, don’t feel bound by agreements or treaties reached with “Goyem.

People in the west, long duped and brainwashed by Zionist propaganda, may raise they eyebrows when reading these words. But we who live with these Judeo-Nazis and have been at the receiving end of their murderousness and evilness know better.

We don’t need and won’t accept lectures about the “humanity and civility” of the N-a-z-i-s of our time.

Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza don’t constitute an existential threat to Israel, which has one of the strongest military machines in the world.

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In fact, the claim that Gaza is threatening Israel is infinitely ridiculous. The thoroughly-starved and hermetically blockaded Gazans have a hard time feeding their children, let alone pose any meaningful threat to the N-a-z-i Germany of our time, a pugnacious state that more or less tightly controls the most powerful country under the sun, the United States.

It is sad and lamentable that a country of 320 million has allowed itself to be enslaved by Zionist pressure groups, hell-bent on prostituting America and eviscerating it of any semblance of morality for Israel’s sake.

Palestinians have resist Jewish terror

But the Palestinians can not take their very survival for granted. They can’t rely on the so-called international community to shield them against Jewish N-a-z-i-s-m.

Indeed, if the Palestinians don’t defend themselves, who is going to defend them? Obama? Merkel? Or Puten?

Hence, the valiant Palestinian determination to put up a semblance of resistance to the Jewish Wehrmacht. The Israeli assault on Gaza is not an assault on Hamas; It is rather a nefarious aggression against the entire Palestinian people. It is intended to break our people’s will to resist Israeli Nazism. Pure and simple.

To put the matter in a nutshell, the Palestinians in Gaza are simply defending themselves against an overwhelming evil force that is hell bent on ethnically cleansing them and stealing their motherland. Our fighters don’t fire their home-made missiles on Israel because they want to spill Jewish blood. They do it because this is the only means they possess to deter a cannibalistic enemy that can only feel good if and when it spills Palestinian blood.

Besides, the problem with Israel didn’t begin last week or last year.

Just remember that many of the people being now bombarded and murdered by the Jewish Wehrmacht are actually children, grand children and great grand children of the original Palestinian refugees that Israel massacred or brutally expelled out of their homes when the evil state was created in Palestine in 1948.

Hence, the Palestinians in Gaza can not really be terrorists if only because they were never the initiator of violence and terror. The Palestinians were living peaceably in their towns and villages, mostly leading a simple pastoral life until waves of Khazari Jews, who had no real connection with the ancient Israelites, invaded Palestine with the aid of Western countries, especially the evil empire, the United Kingdome.

Yes, it was Britain that put the venomous Jewish snake in the bed of the Palestinian child. Britain, as Noam Chomsky wisely said, can not claim innocence or argue that it didn’t know the snake was so poisonous.

Gaza Massacre: Surviving by dying

Today, Palestinians are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, dignity and survival. This is what they have always been doing from time immemorial. We are very much children of martyrs who were themselves children of martyrs. We survived despite a harsh history of plots and conspiracies that aimed to eradicate us as a people from the face of earth.

We in Gaza will survive the latest Israeli blitz as well

However, the world community ought to feel ashamed for watching the Nazi Germany of our time gang up on a defenseless people in Gaza whose only crime is that it is not part of “the holy tribe,”

This conspicuously immoral world , which doesn’t respect any modicum of respect, will surely have a precarious future. It will face ultimate demise.

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