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The Global Strategic Map Is Being Redrawn

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

The last time the global strategic map was redrawn (Version1) was when the Soviet Union went up in smoke. Version2 is now on the drawing board. I continue to be firm in my view that there will be no all-out war because neither Putin nor Biden want it, but I also insist no Russian leader who permits NATO to creep up to the Russian border can long survive in domestic politics. The Russian people can never forget the tens upon tens of millions of souls they lost and the devastation of four huge invasions in the last three centuries. On the other side Biden and his court jester Boris are only playing to recoup domestic approval ratings. For example, here is what Ron Paul, a right-of-centre on economic policy self-styled libertarian and constitutionalist has to say (abbreviated).

We are in “uncharted territory” the media tells us; uncharted because no one imagined the US would be so foolish to risk thermonuclear war over the borders of Ukraine. An urgent Biden-Putin phone call was a farce:

Biden to Putin: “Don’t invade Ukraine.”

Putin to Biden: “We have no intention of invading Ukraine.”

Biden to the US media: “Putin is about to invade Ukraine!”

Then Biden’s top officials embarrass themselves by warning that invasion was imminent. Do they have any credibility left with their constant hysterical warnings? Meanwhile “US intelligence” continues to leak incendiary information. What the US media (and the BBC -KD) will not report is that this was been brought about by US interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine, specifically the US-backed coup that overthrew an elected government in 2014. Every bit of unrest in Ukraine proceeded from that single foolish and immoral act by the Obama Administration.

That is why we are non-interventionist. The philosophy of non-interventionism is one very good piece of insurance protecting us from needless war. If you don’t meddle in the affairs of foreign countries, there is less chance of being dragged into an unnecessary war. The Biden Administration is at present shell-shocked that the Russia did not back down over plans to expand NATO to Ukraine. This is not our fight, yet Biden’s foreign policy team has decided it’s a great time to kick the hornet’s nest. Is it all about Biden’s dismal approval ratings? What a sick thing to risk a major war over”.

As often happens in such circumstances the tail begins to wag the dog. The Ukrainian far-right and neo-fascists have got President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by the short-and-curlies and he in turn has got Biden by the balls. The Ukrainian right calculates that it can poke the Russian bear in the eye drawing strength from NATO arms flowing into the country and Western sanctions-threats against Russia. Biden has painted himself into a corner while others, that is Zelenskyy and Putin pull the levers. The poor fellow’s reactions are robotic now.

All-out war is very unlikely if not impossible, but the global strategic atlas will be transformed if sanctions such as excluding Russia from the US controlled international banking and financial systems go ahead. Russia and its biggest trading partner China have no option but to develop alternatives to the SWIFT clearing and payment system and to the petrodollar. This will be a process and take time but the Russians seem not to be over worried about sanctions. On 15 Feb, Ambrose Pritchard said in the Financial Times “Russia has amassed foreign exchange reserves of $635bn, and rising. It has a national debt of just 18pc of GDP, the sixth lowest in the world, and falling”.

What is more important in the immediate term are likely international politico-strategic vagaries. I can see nothing to stop Putin from playing the Iran-card and the China-card. I have no inside news to infer that Russia will sell strategic missiles, “iron-dome” defences or nuclear arms to Iran, but what is to stop him? And if China takes a more aggressive approach to the Taiwan standoff, Russian backing will be firmer than in the past. In this broad scenario the emergence of an Eastern Pact (remember the Warsaw Pact) including China, Russia, Iran, Belarus, some Central Asian countries and the two Donbas republics seems likely.

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    My life is simple. My world is small. I have no interest in anything political outside of Sri Lanka.
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    The Ukraine fiasco is cinematic to me. I am happy to be a critic!
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    US is trapped; Biden is a dumb ass. Putin is laughing. China is relishing it all.
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    Don’t misunderstand me. Putin is not that smart. He is so mired in failure at home, he had to invent a way out.
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    Are Rajapaksas smart enough to notice the strategic threat against Sri Lanka. I’ll be surprised!

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      Dear Nathan,
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      I understand you; but the situation relating to Ukraine is getting so bad that we’ve all got to be concerned. The immediate effect for us could be even more difficulty for us with petroleum. We’ve got so used to technology that we just can’t do without power – or so we feel. At least we who exchange ideas here are conscious of issue, but the average Lankan citizen isn’t.
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      I think that all news services, worldwide, are carrying news of the situation:
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      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/live-updates/russia-ukraine/?id=82467772
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      That’s just one. I hope that readers do keep an eye on what’s happening because a nuclear Third World War will be disastrous for all humanity. At least in Lanka we ought to realise that the most pessimistic forecasts sometimes get real.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe
      of Bandarawela

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        Dear Sinhala_Man,
        No need to panic; There is no danger of any ‘Third World War’.
        Putin is testing the waters for China. But, he is not stupid!

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          “Putin is testing the waters for China. But, he is not stupid!”
          Thanks very much for that joke.

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          Are you still so sure of that, Nathan?

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            Manel Fonseka, Sure of what?
            Is it about, ‘Putin is testing the waters for China’?
            Is it about, ‘.. he is not stupid’?
            Is it about, ‘There is no danger of any ‘Third World War’?
            Is it about, ‘No need to panic’?
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            I’ll make it easier for you. Take ‘Yes’ as my answer for any and all!

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        Nathan,
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        Comments on CT have not come on for some time; Time 21:12. I’ve made two on the Vishwamithra article, and others on those by Harsha de Silva and Lukman Harees.
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        This is the latest I now have on Ukraine.
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        https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/24/kyiv-putin-bombs-invasion-airstrikes-ukraine-russia
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        You’re right there will be no Third World War for now. Do you admire Putin for not being stupid? I hate the b**t**d for being evil.
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        I think that you were an intelligent enough Tamil not to expect much from the world community. Michelle will do her best for us Lankans in Geneva, but she is powerless. However, I respect her for her efforts.
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        Possible effects on Lanka:
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        https://economynext.com/russia-attacks-ukraine-rattling-markets-oil-top-100-90803/
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        I thought this amazingly crass:
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        https://www.dailynews.lk/2022/02/23/features/273221/%E2%80%98russia-sri-lanka-everlasting-friendship%E2%80%99
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        If Tamils expect “The World” to do anything for them, they are idiots. Might is right!
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        One honest Anglican-priest-friend was appalled when I told him that pious Biden is “praying”! What are you doing?
        .
        Panini Edirisinhe

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      Nathan
      There is no strategic threat against Sri Lanka.
      Neither from India , nor from China.
      Because Sri Lanka is no threat to anybody.

      Soma

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        Soma,
        Was Ukraine a threat to Russia?
        You are right. Sri Lanka can never be a threat to India.

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          Nathan
          “Was Ukraine a threat to Russia?”
          Putin says expa”nsion of NATO into Ukraine is a threat to Russia.
          “Sri Lanka can never be a threat to India.”
          Except Tamils in Jaffna.

          Soma

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        Soma.
        Spot on!
        Srilanka is no threat to anybody, Since Srilanka is a nobody.

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          Plato
          You are happy. I am happy.

          Soma

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      The US is trapped, Biden is a dumb ass, and his vice president also. Now the entire world knows how Russia is a powerful country. Putin is now world President also. EU and NATO surrendered to Russia even United Nations also. Where is International Community?

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    Smart leaders recognise the threat of the debt trap. The nation becomes a slave of the lender. Real helper nations help one to live within one’s means and be educated, disciplined and do a paid job of work. The jobless have to steal whatever they can see, even if they sell themselves or the nation. Leave other nations alone.

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      Putin used the same arguments to annex parts of Ukraine that Hitler used to annex part of Czechoslovakia. In that case the people he was saving were Germans.Putin is saving Russians.
      What if India decided to annex our NE on the grounds that it and India were in the same empire before 1948, and is ethnically similar?
      Russia has lost its claim to moral superiority. So sad.
      Conclusion? All empires are the same.

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    Power Greediness brings war whether it is war in Sri Lanka or world war 1 or world war2. World war 1 and World war 2 had a period of 4 -6 years but Sri Lankan war still continues for more than 70 years. Sri Lanka is almost on the brink of bankruptcy now and if there is a world war 3 will Sri Lanka survive those missiles and atomic bombs?

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      Ajith,

      “Power Greediness brings war whether it is war in Sri Lanka or world war 1 or world war2.”
      —-
      You are dead right!
      It was greediness of Tamil politicians in Yapanaya that brought war to Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.

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    Dr.KD,

    Putin’s recent articles and speeches show a madman who cannot even accept Ukraine’s right to exist as a sovereign nation, that it is not about the fear of NATO expansion but controlling Ukraine as a vassal state.

    In other words, it is about Russian imperialism. People like you and SJ in your sunset years get it all wrong and blame Biden instead. Russia has already invaded separatist areas and early sanctions have kicked in. If they proceed further, the full sanctions will kick in. They make take a cavalier attitude now, but the reality will hit them soon enough. Russia will find another Afghan quagmire in Ukraine.

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      Agnos
      “People like you and SJ in your sunset years get it all wrong and blame Biden instead.”
      Sorry. Have I ever blamed Biden?.
      I have only laughed at him, and still do.

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        BTW
        How far is your sunset?
        Please avoid being personal, you are one of the few civilized voices here.

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          SJ,

          Sorry about it. My sunset is probably coming sooner than KD’s and yours even though I am a couple of decades younger; you both still have a sharp mind and good memory that I respect while mine is eroding because of some illness; it was a passing comment based on your sometimes positive views of Putin but you don’t need to take it personally.

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      Agnos,
      “Putin’s recent articles and speeches show a madman who cannot even accept Ukraine’s right to exist as a sovereign nation,…”

      Putin is not alone. There are other leaders who cannot accept Sri Lanka’s right to exist as a sovereign nation. They keep on telling the Government of Sri Lanka, ‘Do That’, ‘Do This’ even though what they dictate are not acceptable to the citizens of the country.

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        Eagle,
        I award you one point for consistency. But then, didn’t your Sinhalayo get weapons from Russia?

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    Russia must show the West that NATO cannot encroach into Russia’s front yard, just as much as Russia cannot encroach into Canada or Mexico without consequences. The Great Bear must slap the uppity Biden-Boris combo and teach them a lesson or two, with China’s economic assistance and find alternatives to the USD and SWIFT for the world to follow, thus dismantling the parasitic US dominance in global finance.

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      True.

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      Lasantha,
      There is a lot of history to the Ukraine problem that many choose to ignore.
      The US could fool Gorbachev and make a monkey of Yestsin, but Putin is a little too clever for it.
      Also the humiliation in Afghanistan has confused many heads.

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda
      China’s economic assistance and find alternatives to the USD and SWIFT for the world to follow, thus dismantling the parasitic US dominance in global finance. “

      Your understanding of the nature of trade and economics is extremely flawed. How can two communists like a bear and dragon bear a pawn child? Tell me a world good organization ever led by USSR or China, other China bringing Langkang from 1948 rich country into a defunct nation in 2022? UN and its branches are democratic nations’ products. Nothing of any sort communism in them.

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    Ukraine must understand the concern of Russsia, if not a super power, still a regional power.

    It has security concern about whether Ukraine will join NATO or not and also Whether Ukraine opts to join EU.
    Russia may not have a choice. If USA and Ukraine are adamant, then Russia will be forced to invade Ukraine! And most probably USA will not go beyond sanctions!

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    Dr.Kumar – You do not talk on Electrical Engineering your professor subject, awarded you a Phd in 70s. Putin is now upset , who could not control his own people over 40% them are against his prolonging dictatership; and because of poverty , lack of free speach and freedom etc. He is not going to win this war however, he is putting his own country and people into prolonging disaster and loss of lives.

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      Pon I agree. It’s not a secret what US is upto but that dosen’t take away the fact Putin too is working on his agenda and not Russian. Putin too is diverting his own people and has dreams of life term Presidency.

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        Seems like pundits are wrong
        Reportedly Putin officially declared a military operation yesterday and Ukrainians confirmef it.People who have no clear idea about Rajapaksas / Silly Lanka politics are making predictions on Putin’s personality. KD what if B and B dosen’t really want a war but Putin wants one ???

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          KD, there may be some genuine security concerns related to NATO expansion (since 2014, not new ) but the decision to invade Ukraine is solely made by KGB guy. Recently when German, French and other nation heads dashed to meet Putin to avoid crisis , Putin told “he had no plans to invade “, he lies so much so the Russian delegate presiding the UN security council meeting was unaware that his country has invaded Ukraine on the very same day and was told so by emotionally shaken Ukrainian and few other western counterparts. For people who are familiar with Silly Lanka politics these sounds very normal because Rajapaksas lie for a living. Ukraine joining NATO and EU is not good enough reason to invade the country. EU had even predicted the lame excuse Putin will provide after invading the country. U.S intelligence warned of an invasion a month ago, and updated to the precise moment and our pundits and not so pundits called it “western media hysteria”. There was no such provocations for Russia to invade now. Multi pronged attack (from three directions) supported by land, sea and air attacks indicates months of coveted planning. Now that NATO has reinforced their bordering members including the Baltic, Latvia, Lithuania, we will wait to see how far Putin will take his challenge.

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            “U.S intelligence warned of an invasion a month ago, and updated to the precise moment and our pundits and not so pundits called it “western media hysteria”. “
            Langkang Pundits are only Kumpalai Govinda Modayas. Normally do not possess any capacity to do an analysis on their own. But in this case even I thought Putin would know his limits, but a real fool, more than a dictator, did something even Hitler or Old King Modaya would dare to do. Now it is very difficult to get out of this. Even if he gets out, the West may keep the sanctions to cripple Putin for long. Putin cannot conduct an election in Russia. He needs to remember, even Old Rowdy lost in 2015 after his colorful victory over LTTE. But in Putin’s case, even if he wins, he will have nothing to show for his people. But for Langkang Mondays, victory over Tamils is a gift from Buddha. If something goes too bad and Russia get captured, All Russian provinces are freed, including Chechnya. If Siberia goes on auction, mine will be the first offer because after international inquiry, the Langkang UNP-SLFP crowd needs a deserving land gift for their services for humanity. Anyway, Sadampi & Prof. Kumar are Saady and Moodi, respectively, in writing rubbish.

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          IF

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            “IFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF”

            Hey Darling,
            What are you doing? Passing gas? That may not so bad because Deva’s badu has to go out through some way, anyway?
            BTW, what is the extra you did when USSR was puffed off to vanish?

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      “…over 40% them are against his prolonging dictatership”
      The worst disapproval Putin had was 33% against 60% approval in June 2021.
      Approval was at 69% in January 2022.
      Can we look at the numbers for Biden (44% approve 51% disapprove)
      *
      Statistics is fun. Have statistics.
      ps.
      Donald Trump has something different to say on the subject. He has a point though.

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        Yes “statistics is fun” when provided by Tass, RIA and ex Russian Models. Public loves Putin so much so that, there were antiwar/anti Putin protest in more than 50 cities all over the country and thousands were arrested.

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          So on the one hand you say there is no democracy in Russia— how come there are so many protests?
          Statistics is fun when one has a sense of humor and laugh at what we are fed with daily by NYT, the Post, WSJ etc.

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            “how come there are so many protests “
            Vasanthi was too active in elections campaigns until she retired (After that she doesn’t get paid and she is not active); does that means the Lankan elections are free-er? You shake your butt a lot. Does that means Langkang not 174th out of 179 in mediated? (Russians are protesting to show that their government failed to represent their opinion. That is what you call dictatorship. Please uplift yourself at least to nursery kids level to understand nuance of what you see or hear.)

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            According to SJ, latest yardstick for Democrazy is number of protest and demonstrations hence Lanka is having many on a daily basis. Funny indeed Professor.

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      Putin is the greatest leader in this world. We also need a leader like him. That dumb US Biden is a joker now. He cheated Ukraine rulers. Where is the powerful NATO and EU?

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        Are you saying that, now, Putin has over-led Hitler? Or are the 6.9 M Modayas failed to honor their Hitler properly?

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    This is a very sensational issue. Putin has sent his troops to those two Territories. It appears that Russians in those Two Territories are supporting Russia but do not know they will enjoy the civil liberties in Russia. The main reason is if Ukraine is accommodated with the NATO, it will be at the door step of Russian border which Russia dislikes. Now Zelensky says that his country is real Ukraine. Zelensky also rejected accusations that Ukrainians were neo-Nazis and hated Russian culture. But it is surprising that how can a Nation that gave 8 million lives to combat Nazism. Zelensky’s father was, through the whole war, in the infantry of the Soviet Army and died as a colonel in independent Ukraine.” I think Russia is spreading false allegations. Zelensky also says that his people never hate Russian culture. But he says “we are different. But it is not a reason to be enemies.” Zelensky concluded: “We want to determine our history by ourselves. In peace, calm and honesty.” Meanwhile both countries have recalled their citizens. On the whole it appears that Russian wants to expand its territory with its might. As many democratic countries had imposed economic sanctions, there will be famine in those two Territories though about seven countries have recognized. I think we will have to wait and watch the type of measures UN Security Council will take.

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    In the meantime, our leaders are awaiting in baited breath for the overturn of the World Order! Money of the suffering Lankan masses placed on the alternate Russian monetary system via Lankan Oligarchs, will surely come to fruition then. In the meantime, Lankans are told to be patient and wait for WW3 before Motherland rises to her glory!

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    Though NATO allies say that they stand with the Ukranian people, Putin had ordered them to put down their arms without replying to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to hold talks.
    Russia says Ukraine separatists have asked Moscow for “help” against Kyiv. Will the map of Russia be redrawn and what will be UN’s position. Will Russia invade the entire Ukranian?

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      Sarath”

      Russia is also bombing Kiev. This means they aim to take over the whole of Ukraine, not just the Russian areas.

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      AR
      Ask the people responsible for the mess.
      They have learned nothing from their experience in Georgia.

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    Most comments here impress me by how completely the dominant Western mainstream media has manipulated awareness. Very few are aware they have been persuaded by one-sided propaganda. Consequently, the US and its dollar is supreme. Russia and its Rouble is spat upon. I would urge a broader reading in world affairs so impartial opinions can be arrived at. For instance, listen to what a former British diplomat, Peter Ford, and former London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, has to say. Watch the video as well. Here’s the link: https://www.rt.com/russia/550381-rt-ban-uk-ofcom-license/

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      Sarath,

      Russia is also bombing Kiev. This means they aim to take over the whole of Ukraine, not just the Russian areas.

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      Sarath
      Do our papers ever report from any sources other than the main Western English language media?
      There was a time there was the occasional Tass report.
      Our colonial mindset runs deep.

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      RT is Putin’s propaganda machine that no sane person takes seriously. If you think the Western press has no freedom to write critically of any Western hypocrisy, you haven’t read much. Putin lies shamelessly and has zero credibility. He lied to all Western leaders that Russian troops massed on the border had no intention of invading. Putin talks of Pan-Slavic brotherhood for Ukrainians and then kills them mercilessly. Nobody is going to take him at his word anymore.

      Putin doesn’t want Ukraine to stand as a modern democratic country; he is the modern-day Hitler who needs to face the same fate as Hitler. Let him commit suicide or be lynched by his inner circle. There are plenty of reasons to criticize the Western capitalist system’s hypocrisies, but Putin’s apologists have no leg to stand on.

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        Agnos, spot on.

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    Yes I agree with the rationale that no sensible leader wants a war ; nuclear or otherwise. The simple fact is that there will be no winners at the end of it
    It’s all a charade to fool the common man. Creating panic is a mode of economic activity for the arms trades for starters. Energy prices would go even higher. Who benefits ? ; not the third world for sure
    As regards Biden and Boris J is that they are playing to cover the domestic woes and politics
    We all admit Putin is a tyrant but his ally China is only waiting for world domination by expanding their economic and armament muscles
    It is a very sick world

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      “It is a very sick world”
      RN, have you ever considered how the US made it very sic
      kr since WWII?
      A list of wars?
      A list of coups?
      A list of regime changes?
      A list of proxy wars?
      *
      How did China get its economic muscle? Anything like the West’s and colonial past and neocolonial present?
      Where is it flexing its military muscle? In American territorial waters? The English Channel? Australia? Why do we (Tamils in particular) readily assume guilt for China?
      *
      China is capitalist, and I dislike that. But it does not go out of its way to hurt other nations like… (do you want a list?)

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      There will be no winners at the end of it? The whole world said the same things when the Sri Lanka army succeded war against LTTE terrorists. Sri Lanka proved to the world terrorism can be wiped out

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    Apart from Prof. Kum’s Engineering abilities and his political past times he now has delved upon Russian military moving into parts of Ukraine. First Crimea and then other regions. Isn’t that what is called Salami tactics – slice by slice. Somebody referred to me the Episode of “The Grand Design” in the Yes-Minister / Yes Prime Minister series. Interestingly the chief scientific advisor talks of the same Salami tactics where the invasion starts with a peace keeping force. Isn’t this almost a carbon copy of the scenario described by the Scientific Advisor? Even Prof Kum could broaden his vision if he were to go through this video. Yes! Nobody would fully invade – “The failure in Afghanistan” But Salami tactics in the guise of peacekeepers – Yes! We all know that economic sanctions are a farce. If North Korea, Iran can survive, especially its leadership, then what makes the same sanctions be disastrous to Russia? This will be a good chance for many non-western type nations to form a strong alliance as well. They might dump the US Dollar. India might keep one foot in one camp and the other in the second. Broadly speaking the geo-political landscape will change.

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    “In this broad scenario the emergence of an Eastern Pact (remember the Warsaw Pact) including China, Russia, Iran, Belarus, some Central Asian countries and the two Donbas republics seems likely.”
    I think that the author needs rest.
    Of late, his prophesies have been going from bad to worse.

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    Don’t celebrate too early. Ukraine president is arming his pro-Ukraine patriots and anti-Russian civilians with AK-47s, RPGs and other small weapons. Tens of millions of them. An excellent strategy for both Ukraine and Sri Lanka (India invaded SL).

    A large percentage of Ukraine’s and SL’s population is ethnically Russian and Indian.

    Armed civilians are clever than soldiers especially in an emotionally charged situation like now.

    Switzerland successfully used this strategy to stop Germany.

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      Gatam,
      “Switzerland successfully used this strategy to stop Germany.”
      Really? When?

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        OC
        He has a book of secret history that he will not share with the likes of you and I.

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        OC,
        “An emotionally charged situation like now.”
        When the German quest for gold and Swiss francs were predominant, maneuvered for a latter day advent.
        That was the “emotionally charged situation” being referred to!!!
        Evaporated off into thin air totally
        Post WWII opportunity could not eventuate as the allies defeated the Axis powers in 1946!

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      lol it seems like the populace in ukraine has taken flight not fight.

      Mr mad man of 3 mono ethinic enclaves.

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    The only lesson from this is not to give the reins of the country to political neophytes. The Comedy actor and his party destroyed Ukraine.

    I think this should be a good lesson to the fools that cry for the JVP or the NPP . The relationship with India is one that has be be managed carefully. , This is not something for comedians or even ancient professors to do.

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    GATAM
    Yes, it is suggested, after Russia is fully in, Ukraine’ anti-Russia rebels will engage in Guerrilla warfare.

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    “The Russian people can never forget the tens upon tens of millions of souls they lost and the devastation of four huge invasions in the last three centuries. “ If somebody knows electrical engineering only, staying in that would be proud instead of taking lesson from UOJ Saddampy who studied science but went to Langkang Appe Aanduwa to translate Tamil, then came back and told Sinhala is better language than Tamil and even Malayalam has grown bigger than Tamil. People write like these are really Pavums because no heartburn medicine has cured their diseases. Anybody under why Prof. Kumar is bringing his half-baked, three centuries of History of Russia but starting history only with the fall of USSR Lenin communism, but not the start of Lesson story or Putin story. When Germany wanted to invade neighboring countries, Stalin shared them with Germany, with diplomatic negotiation. Almost a century of the UN Security Council in operation and USSR & Russia are members of them. Anybody under why Prof. Kumar is bringing his half-baked, three centuries of History of Russia but starting history only with the fall of USSR Lenin communism, but not the start of Lesson story or Putin story. Jobless professor shedding Crocodile tears for that USSR. The citizens Stalin killed in the USSR were not killed even in the two World Wars combined.

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    This is exactly the same Langkang dimiky Langkang foes. These kinds of analytical skills are the ones today that have brought Langkang power cuts.

    “Western nations have ordered personal sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the invasion of Ukraine.
    The men’s assets in the US, EU, UK and Canada will be frozen and, in the case of the US, a travel ban imposed.
    —— BBC
    Falling into trap eyes wide open is different, but Russia has fallen into Cesspit. While Ukrainians take arms from the West and keep fighting like the Afghan did, sections of the world will roast the economy of Russia. Falling into trap eyes wide open is different, but Russia has fallen into Cesspit. This could turn out to be another USSR fall.
    Now the situation is NATO has taken over the UN security council because the Russian President and foreign secretary’s ability to attend the meeting of this body in the US or EU has become doubtful. Russia is unlikely to be presented by the PM in those meetings. If all 5 nations are not there, the UN SC’s decision can be argued as invalid. These important countries’ leaders have received from the world of nations. This is practically handing over the world security matters to NATO.

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    Former Russian president Medvedev, trapped in the war unwillingly, expressing pain and disappointment in a retaliatory angry and sober manner. – Excerpts From BBC
    “We are being driven out of everywhere, punished and threatened, but we don’t feel scared,” he said, mocking the sanctions imposed by the US and its allies as an attempt to vindicate their past “shameful decisions, like a cowardly retreat from Afghanistan”.
    Referring to Western threats to freeze the assets of Russian companies and individuals, Medvedev warned said Moscow would not hesitate to do the same.
    Medvedev noted the sanctions offer the Kremlin a pretext to completely review its ties with the West, suggesting Russia could opt out of the New START nuclear arms control treaty that limits the US and Russian nuclear arsenals.
    Medvedev also raised the prospect of cutting diplomatic ties with Western countries, saying “there is no particular need in maintaining diplomatic relations” and adding, “We may look at each other in binoculars and gunsights.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1497486463705001986
    Apparently, neither Russians nor Ukrainians want to hurt each other, other than one reborn Hitler, Putin.

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