“And what development of Ukrainian events did you expect, besides what inevitably happened?” asks American writer and political scientist David Hendrickson, head of the John Quincy Adams Society. And he explains in detail, step by step : you gave Kiev a lot of obviously unfulfillable and provocative promises, literally pushing it into the current catastrophe.
The most interesting part of this story is who “you” are and who Hendrickson is. In short, he is trying to explain that if Trump were the President of the United States, then Kiev would behave less provocatively, and the negotiations on security guarantees that Moscow sought would give a good result.
That is, we have before us the voice of a man from the right flank of American and, in general, Western politics. And not a lonely voice. Recall who is now talking about the “historical failure of the West”, which missed the chance for a guaranteed neutrality of Ukraine and thereby undermined its own security. This is the head of the parliamentary group “Alternative for Germany” Alice Weidel, the leader of the French right Eric Zemmour, who intends to participate in the upcoming presidential elections, the leader of the Greek party “Greek Solution” Kyriakos Velopoulos and a whole scattering of politicians or publicists of a lower rank. Among them there are also leftists, “greens” – but for the most part they are conservatives, trumpists of different colors.
Let’s look at Hendrickson’s logic. In fact, his commentary in The American Conservative is so good that you should re-ad it in its entirety. Alth-ough the Russian-speaking audience already sees a lot of similar materials now – for example, this one.
So, Hendrickson recalls that the desire of the Ukrainian elite to turn the country into “anti-Russia” led them to the events of 2014, when the seizure of power by the “people” – that is, half a million demonstrators in a country of 45 million people – led to the breakaway of the eastern provinces and civil war. And America ‘s “original sin” was to support this “brazenly anti-constitutional action” that split the Ukrainian nation in half.
Wow democracy, says the American: gather the crowd in the capital and make yourself a new government. And here we understand that, in fact, he is again writing about his country, in which the Democrats have been doing the same thing all summer 2020 – in many cities, in fact, setting up a “Maidan” instead of democracy.
Then Hendrickson lists other, “less original” American sins in the Ukrainian story. Including the main one, this one: “Ukrainians in 2021 did a lot of things calculated to anger Putin, and it is unlikely that they did it with the idea that they were putting themselves at risk in isolation. Ukrainian sentiment from “Because they were betrayed is now partially masked by their thirst for all-round support, but these are very real sentiments. From the first minutes of the disaster, these sentiments were stuck in their stomachs in a lump. We set them up. We shot their expectations up to the sky, then we said: ” sorry, we’re not in the game. “They set themselves up, thinking that we would cover them, but we did not and could not do this, because this would mean the inevitable risk of a third world.”
By the way, yesterday’s (and not the first) statements by Volodymyr Zelensky about his “disillusionment with NATO” are about the same thing.
It may seem to someone that Hendrickson is some kind of unique, if not even a Russian author, that in the West there are people who think so, not so much – but they sit and are afraid. And this is not so. They are no longer afraid, and there are more and more statements of this kind. But once again, we note their main motive: they are not worried about us, but about themselves – about the essentially democratic coup that was staged (in the case of the United States) in 2020, and now led (among many other consequences) to catastrophe in Europe as a result of the Ukrainian events.
And so the main idea of Hendrickson: under President Trump, nothing like this would have happened. And is this true or not? And is it true that if a “right wave” rises in Europe (a massive rise of conservatives to power), then European and global security will immediately strengthen?
Trump’s attitude not only to Ukraine, but to European affairs in general is known. He generally believed that America had too many obligations in Europe, and, as it seems to someone, he could at least declare a moratorium on NATO expansion for 15-20 years. It is also known that his administration in Ukraine was mainly interested in investigating the corruption cases of the Joe Biden family in Kiev.
And it is clear that, in general, the Kiev regime is the brainchild of democrats, starting with “ Victoria Nuland ’s pirouettes in Kiev in 2014” (the definition of the same Hendric-kson) and ending, in his own words, with Kiev’s “gift” to Biden in the form of closing Victor’s information empire Medvedchuk, which in the United States is perceived solely as an action to muffle the same corruption scandal.
But let’s not forget that the Trump administration has generally been very weak in terms of the “dra-inage of the Washington swamp” promised to it. This weakness manifested itself in everything in a variety of purely domestic American plots. And let’s not forget that Trump fought back from that same “swamp” with claims that no one in the United States was so tough on Russia, introduced many new sanctions and did not remove the old ones.
Maybe the conservative forces in the US have more votes than the Democrats. But the latter get along well without democracy, putting into practice many scenarios for mass processing of brains. And one should not be surprised if now – regarding the “military situation” – there will be no elections at all in the United States, since all the polls already show that the Democrats will seriously lose them.
Well, as for Europe or the Anglo-Saxons like Australia, then there is a completely different picture of public opinion. Democrats, social democrats and others skillfully use the amazing obedience of the population to any methods of mass influence on the public.
Further, one can only speculate about how not only the Ukrainian plot will hit the collective West, but also attempts to repeat it with China around Taiwan, not to mention many other possible troubles. And the only thing that is clear is that nothing good awaits Westerners.
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