Thursday 1 December 2022
Ukraine is being pounded into dust, slowly and methodically. The way the West has used the Ukrainian people is disgusting. For years Ukraine was egged on by the US in their attacks on the ethnic Russians in the Donbass, and now that Russia has responded, Ukraine is being used as a punching bag by the West to deplete Russia.
A punching bag that is breaking apart:
“Ukraine’s unquestioned strategic center of gravity is its western corridors to the Polish border where the vast majority of its war support enters the country. Their operational center of gravity is their resupply lines emanating eastwards from Kyiv to Ukraine’s various frontline positions. Without those two corridors, it would be nearly impossible for Kyiv to sustain wartime operations for more than a few weeks. Putin, therefore, may calculate the best use of those 218,000 additional troops will be to launch a three-pronged axis to cut both of those supply routes.” Lt. Colonel Daniel L. Davis, Senior Fellow for Defense Priorities and Contributing Editor at 1945.
“I want to emphasize again that all tasks of the special military operation… will be unconditionally fulfilled.” Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Another day of large-scale missile attacks on Ukraine’s hobbled energy infrastructure has plunged much of the country into darkness. The relentless attacks—which continued through the night and into the early morning hours—have intensified dramatically as Russian combat troops continue to join their units along the perimeter in preparation for a major winter offensive. Russian President Vladimir Putin has waited patiently for the Zelensky regime to grasp the gravity of their situation and press for bilateral negotiations. But the Ukrainian president has stubbornly rejected diplomacy at every turn opting instead to fight til the bitter end. He is fully supported in that decision by his backers in Washington who see the conflict as an opportunity to weaken Russia so it cannot obstruct US plans to “pivot” to Asia. The transformation of Ukraine into a frigid, uninhabitable wastelands is largely the result of Washington’s voracious geopolitical ambitions. This is from a post at the website Moon of Alabama:
Previous attacks had limited the distribution capacity to some 50% of demand. Controlled blackouts over several hours per day allowed to give some electricity for a few hours to most parts of the country. The attack today created a much larger problem. Not only were distribution networks attacked but also so the elements that connect Ukraine’s electricity production facilities to the distribution network. All four nuclear power stations of Ukraine with their 15 reactors are now in shutdown mode. Kiev along with most other cities of Ukraine no longer has electricity.” Ukraine – Lights Out, No Water And Soon No Heat”, Moon of Alabama."
This is how it's going for Ukraine. This is how it was always going to go. If you fell for the "I stand with Ukraine" psyop and cheered western governments giving military aid to Ukraine, and military equipment you helped enable the destruction of this country.
If Ukraine knew they were on their own, they would not have provoked a major power, and they certainly would have surrened at the first sign of general war. But instead Western leaders have "bravely" done for Ukraine what they once did for Poland: ensured it would be overrun, giving an excuse for more war. Even if this leads to a bigger war that Russia eventually loses - unlikely, but just for sake of argument - still Ukraine will be the sacrifice that the Western leaders were willing to make, and you "I stand with Ukraine" patsies helped this happened.
But now see what you have supported, Ukraine is a black zone in in the world:
The lights of Ukraine, the power, everything have been knocked out. This was always going to be the result.
So how does Russia plan to end the war? Whitney shares this interesting strategic possibility:
"If Putin orders an all-out attack, it will most likely start with a massive air, missile and drone attack to complete the destruction of the Ukrainian electric grids, substations, fuel storage facilities, rail yards, diesel locomotives, and communication facilities. Intent will be to make it intensely difficult to support the UAF, complicate communications, make intra-country movement of troops much harder, diminish their capacity to logistically support troops in disparate fronts with food, water, medicine, ammunition, and spare parts.
By increasing the burden on Kyiv to take care of the civil population throughout the country, there will be yet fewer resources to allocate to supporting the war. If Kyiv prioritizes supplying the combat units, civilians could freeze to death or starve as a result, putting the government in a terrible no-win situation….
The key to understanding what Putin’s objectives may be is to assess what an additional 200,000 troops could reasonably accomplish in Ukraine: a three-pronged axis of advance designed to sever Ukraine’s life blood – the supply corridor from the Polish border through which all NATO supply and equipment enters Ukraine.“ (“Putin could launch an all-out attack on Ukraine but it could be his downfall” Daniel Davis, 1945).
Of course no one knows for certain what Putin will do, but Putin. What is certain is that western support for Ukraine has insured its destruction. Things are only going to get worse in Ukraine as Winter settles in. Ukraine should surrender, but it's foreign allies who obviously really call the shots, won't let it.
There is an old Australian song that says, "US forces give the nod, it's a setback for your country." Even if the US were to step in more openly, the destruction of Ukraine is ensured. And those who blindly supported these efforts own part of the responsibility for this.
They are also partly responsible for the larger war that is likely coming.