Vladimir Putin’s take on the Origins of World War II

There’s a lot to digest here. I don’t agree with all of it but it’s necessary reading, if only to balance out way the contributions of the Soviet Union towards defeating the Nazis have been erased in the western historical imagination.

The Soviet Union and the Red Army, no matter what anyone is trying to prove today, made the main and crucial contribution to the defeat of Nazism. These were heroes who fought to the end surrounded by the enemy at Bialystok and Mogilev, Uman and Kiev, Vyazma and Kharkov. They launched attacks near Moscow and Stalingrad, Sevastopol and Odessa, Kursk and Smolensk. They liberated Warsaw, Belgrade, Vienna and Prague. They stormed Koenigsberg and Berlin.

Needless to say many liberals (if people putting John Bolton up on a pedestal can even be called liberals anymore) are melting down in outrage at the fact that the National Interest published an article by the man they consider to be the cause of all evil in the United States. The funny thing about The National Interest is that it’s hardly  a leftist publication. Just the opposite, it has Henry Kissinger, Brent Snowcroft and Gary Hart on its masthead. Could this be a sign that the American elites are getting sick of the Russia bashing hysteria promoted by the Clinton Crime Family?

In any event, Putin calls for more cooperation between Russia, China and the West. I heartily agree.

There can be no doubt that the summit of Russia, China, France, the United States, and the UK can play an important role in finding common answers to modern challenges and threats, and will demonstrate a common commitment to the spirit of alliance, to those high humanist ideals and values for which our fathers and grandfathers were fighting shoulder to shoulder.

Drawing on a shared historical memory, we can trust each other and must do so. That will serve as a solid basis for successful negotiations and concerted action for the sake of enhancing the stability and security on the planet and for the sake of prosperity and well-being of all States. Without exaggeration, it is our common duty and responsibility towards the entire world, towards the present and future generations.

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/vladimir-putin-real-lessons-75th-anniversary-world-war-ii-162982

7 comments

  1. Apparently, USA is disrupting the construction of a Russian pipeline to Germany, taking aggressive action against simply “commercial” activity. Can anyone take seriously a whole nation that gets offended by almost everything that “others” do that isn’t in “America’s Interest”. Small people with big geo-political egos – flag lovers ready to kill and die for “Old Glory” so completely out of tough with values involving humans. All the news isn’t in yet, but a woman from Ontario, Canada and her three young kids died in a car crash this afternoon. The carnage on roadways is continuous, but we sort of ignore it and move on. Nuclear weapons have started a new cycle, with Russia and USA both claiming “new technology. 100 seconds to midnight. Where’s the conversation, the consternation, the nations saying NO? 187 nations can sanction the 8 “nuclear powers” and get something going, or do we hold our breath for 200 years? NOW: Nuclear Opposition Witnesses.

    1. The Ukraine Lobby these days is just as destructive as the Israel Lobby during the Bush years.

      Hilarious how NPR is basically shilling for the idea of putting the ex Chancellor of German on a sanctions list.

      “Ukraine says.”

      (who gives a fuck what “Ukraine says”?)

      During his final months as chancellor, he shocked many Germans by shepherding through a multibillion-dollar pipeline project called Nord Stream, transporting gas from Russia to Germany. The pipeline is majority-owned by the Russian state gas company Gazprom. Shortly after leaving office, Schroeder became chairman of the pipeline shareholders’ committee.

      https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/04/18/601825131/why-putins-pal-germanys-ex-chancellor-hasnt-landed-on-a-sanctions-list

    2. I mean seriously is the United States a client state of Ukraine?

      Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told German daily Bild that the EU must consider how to respond to Schröder’s position as “the most important Putin lobbyist in the world.”

      “It’s important that there are sanctions not only against Russian government officials and Russian state-owned companies, but also against those who are pushing Putin’s projects abroad.

      https://www.dw.com/en/german-ex-chancellor-gerhard-schr%C3%B6der-faces-calls-for-sanctions-as-putins-propagandist/a-43034484

  2. It would be nice if so-called “world leaders” would grow up and recognize we all live on this polluted piece of rock together. I’m all for cooperation between the West and the East. We could learn a lot from each other, should we choose to open our minds to thoughts other than our own.

    I’ve been sort of following the Nord Stream pipeline’s progress. US media barely mentions it, but I suspect it is threatening the petro dollar and US domination of world currency. Hahaha.

    1. So the US government is supporting literal Nazis in Ukraine so it can monopolize the supply of natural gas. Hmm. And the Ukraine and Saudi lobbies (along with our old favorite the Israel lobby) desperately want American foreign policy under their control and not under the control of actual Americans. Pretty fucked up. The only person who ever got anything out of it was Joe Biden’s crackhead son.

      1. LOL. It feels good to laugh, so I don’t cry.

  3. John Thurloe · · Reply

    The liberals are just pissed because the U.S. is headed down the toilet while Russia+China have taken the lead. The U.S. dog may bark but the world caravan has moved on.

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