Larry Johnson; Ukraine, Russia and the Truth about Nato 31 May 2022 by Larry Johnson 15 Comments A Swedish journalist, Steve Ericsson, who lives in Finland reached out to me last week and asked me to sit down a discuss Russia, Ukraine and NATO. Here is the result:
incredible video , very clear and concise. thanks for sharing this gem
Agree wholeheartedly with buntalanlucu.
This has been shared with many of my friends. Who hopefully now understand what I’ve been trying to tell them.
Thank-you for this brilliant video. Best thing I’ve seen on the subject.
I like the shirt! It looks STUNNING! It adds a lot of brightness in these gloomy dark times.
As UK’s Mike Robinson shows here around 24min, Finland and Sweden are already NATO,
See link there :
Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) – Policy direction
With JEF already in place NATO is a mere signature.
Good article by the WSJ in support of Larry’s analysis of the war progress, but certainly provides the Ukraine with more ability than I expected as well:
Agree wholeheartedly China is using the West’s Covid response against to flex their economic muscle. It’s pretty obvious, actually.
Another economic weapon China and India has is over pharmaceuticals. The West knows that many corners are cut and regulations bypassed in this industry. I would not put it past either country (alone or together) to all of a sudden crack down on poor manufacturers, thereby limiting or stopping pharmaceutical manufacturing/shipping to the West.
Imagine with food , energy and medical shortages how quickly the West would collapse.
Stalin is no longer the leader of Russia.
A good survey of events in Ukraine. Thanks Larry!
The United States may be lacking in conventional means of warfare, but I don’t believe they couldn’t, and didn’t, foresee the outcome of this whole affair, as it has unfolded so far.
Taking that as a given, their ultimate motives are yet to be seen.
But if they didn’t foresee it as it has actually happened, then their ultimate motives make very little difference.
Eric Newhill says
Well done, Larry. Crisp, concise, spot on. That interview should be widely distributed. It is the best summation of the situation I have seen/heard.
Meanwhile, even Zelensky is admitting that his forces are being slaughtered in the east. What the hell is he waiting for? Surrender the east and negotiate terms w/ Russia. Good men – his men – are dying without hope of victory. It’s senseless.
IMO, Z does not have much longer left in his current role. His is own troops will take him out for this heinous disregard for their lives/ failure to surrender and negotiate. OTOH, if he surrenders, the US will remove him not playing the “extending” Russia game and for negotiating.
Don’t make deals with the Devil and don’t let your mouth write checks your ass can’t cash are two good rules for life that Zelesnky must have missed learning while he was playing the piano with his dick.
Eric Newhill says
M Droy says
Russian hasn’t pegged the Rouble to gold – much as though all those gold bugs would love to believe it.
Briefly the Central bank set a minimum price for Gold. The purpose was simply to guarantee the Gold miners a minimum price so they would continue to mine gold at a time where there was no certainty they could sell it.
When the Rouble rose the Bank pulled this bid as they would have ended up paying more for gold than the international price.
In other words Gold was briefly backed in Russia by the Rouble, it isn’t anymore.
Or the Rouble was briefly capped by gold.
As the “not one inch East” slowly turned into a “right hand 1,000 Km walkabout, it was not in writing” kind of thing, NATO has suffered a steady thinning of the veneer of collective defence.
Only ever making the press as the ironclad guarantee of all for one, one for all. The rapid expansion for an ideological goal instead of a sound defensive one, may soon be tested by realpolitik. The longer this conflict goes on the more so.
When Germany had fence down the middle of it, NATO had a common mission but we still had some national divisions back then.
Now there are 30 members mostly governed by selfie taking, self promoting opportunist that will turn on a dime for a viral video or a sound bite! Long term strategic planning and thinking has become another rare commodity (just like diesel by the end of June).
Article 5 at best is a semi guarantee that if the SHTF we will get together and talk about it.
People need to understand this now more than ever.
The escalation ladder is not always on a steady footing.
Thank you for putting together one of the best summaries of current events I’ve seen yet.
Regarding Russian sanctions on Georgia. I’ve lived in Russia since 2004 and recall that Georgian products were in fact temporarily sanctioned. For a time, we couldn’t buy, for instance, Georgian water Borjomi. Apparently the sanctions have now been dropped as Georgian wine, water, etc… are widely available.
Rabo Karabekian says
Research it yourself.
Russia caused over 90% of German WW2 deaths.
Japan only surrendered when Russia was mobilizing its military across the sea from their old enemy. The atomic bombs were just to show off to the Russians.
The US ran the European and Japanese recovery process only because all other powerful countries were in shambles, and the US was arrogant to pretend they were the best.
Currently the US does less than 1/4 the global GDP, and 4% of the Earth’s population. Both fractions have been going down for decades.
So what will the future hold for the Disunited States of America in a world run by international investors who profit by betting on humans in what amounts to arranged mass cockfights?