William Lind on the Insanity of our Russia Policy

William Lind from Traditional Right:

In contrast, getting into a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine could matter a great deal. Wars have the unfortunate habit of not remaining within their initial confines. Should Russia find itself on the losing end of such a war, it could remember that it is a major nuclear power—the only other country that is roughly equal to the United States in nuclear weapons. Do we really want to find ourselves in a Cold War-style eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Russia, with the possibility of escalation very real? The fact that we must ask the question shows the utter folly of current American foreign policy.

Given Russia’s geographic advantage in Ukraine, a more likely outcome is that we will find ourselves on the losing end of a proxy war. For every anti-tank weapon we send the Ukrainians—that is not sold by corrupt Ukrainian officials to Russia, ISIS, or whomever—Russia can easily send ten tanks. If there is one thing Russia has lots of, it’s tanks. She is not likely to run out.

Should Russia tire of the proxy war, she can end it easily and quickly. As President Putin has said, the Russian Army can be in Kiev in two weeks. America has no such option, nor any conceivable military response. Drop in the 82nd Airborne? To a Russian tank army, it would not amount to more than a speed bump. Again, the very thought that we must consider a ground war with Russia deep in the Russian heartland shows that our foreign policy is made by imbeciles. ~ William Lind (emphasis mine)

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4 thoughts on “William Lind on the Insanity of our Russia Policy

  1. weavercht

    My favourite foreign policy meme:

    “Look how closely Russia placed its country to our bases!”

    In other words, we place bases beside Russia and then declare Russia the aggressor for being near our bases.

    Anyway on point, as I’ve said before: West Ukraine should consolidate its gains (from the coup) and allow some in the east to secede even if losing valuable resources and industry. To have a country of one’s own is a wonderful thing. If nationalists want such, they should realise the current game could lose them everything.

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  2. roho

    Once Archer Midland Daniels, Monsanto, and the Cargile Group own the rich fertile soil, all will settle down. The Ukrainians may starve, but profits always trump humanity. As for War: No one in Europe is going to fight the Russians.

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  3. roho

    Two very good articles (NON MSM) on the Ukraine crisis:

    This one is long, but I love documentaries. Apparently, this is Putin’s answer to the world regarding the “Reintroduction Of Crimea” vs the west’s position of the “Annexation Of Crimea”. Lot’s of great interviews and film footage that you will never see on the MSM?……..It’s English subtitles, but done well enough to follow.

    “Excellent New Must-See Russian Documentary Gives Russian View Of Crimea Events. (English Subtitles.)”
    http://russia-insider.com/en/check-out-contraversial-documentary-crimea-way-back-home-now-english-subtitles/5157

    “Why The West Doesn’t Care Whether Ukraine Pays Back Loans”.
    http://russia-insider.com/en/why-west-doesnt-care-if-ukraine-pays-back-loans/5372

    And we wonder why BRICS and other Banking Cartels now challenge the IMF, BIS, and World Bank????

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  4. roho

    As a tax payer in the US, I’m kind of pi$$ed at the way this F-35 Fighter “Money Pit” is turning out? (Wish I had some stock.)…………..Obviously, the stockholders of the Military Industrial Complex will be the only ones to benefit? Can you believe this joke?……..A plane that does everything?…..(Had to have been designed by the idiot that introduced the Chevy El Camino?) Not tough enough to be a truck, nor nice enough to be a car?…….How did that work out?…..Ever been into motorcycles?…..Dirt Bikes and Crotch Rockets don’t tour very well, and Touring Bikes will kill you on dirt!……..Who are these idiots!!………If we gave this much money to Russian Design Engineers to design a plane, it would look like an X-Fighter from Star Wars and be able to go to the Moon and back in an hour!……The Bombs don’t even fit in the Bomb Bays, and it can’t even launch from a carrier with extended fuel tanks? (What was wrong with the F-22 Raptor?)…….I’m disgusted with this MONEY PIT!….People should be fired, demoted, and investigated for stupidity!

    Meanwhile, the Russians are spending their money on “Electronic Warfare”………Which overwhelms any weapon with electronics? Just as the “Dreadnaught Battleship” was rendered worthless in WWII when the Aircraft Carrier was introduced, I suspect that the (Extention Of Power Aircraft Carrier) is now at the mercy of 2015 Anti Ship Missle Technology?…….But, will still be impressive when dumping sailors in foreign ports to spend money? (But, will it still be impressive when a Chinese “Silkworm” missle puts all that money and 5000 dead seamen on the bottom in seconds?)……..Dumb!……Dumb!……Dumb!……..Here is the latest?

    “New F-35 Delays: This Time Maintenance Systems Plagued With problems.”

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20150416/1020945404.html

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