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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:45 PM

The Russian Public Is Being Primed for Another of Putin's Wars

The Kremlin’s propaganda campaign at home is getting people ready for a ‘reluctant’ move into Ukraine.

Domestic propagandists and state TV pundits are promoting the idea of an inevitable confrontation with the West as Russia’s military posture grows increasingly hostile, causing major concern for its nearest neighbors and NATO. Ukraine remains the crown jewel for the Kremlin and the Russian public is being primed for the intended absorption of more territories under the umbrella of the Russian Federation, while NATO is being accused of fomenting the potential escalation.

“World War III is knocking at our door,” warned one top propagandist.

Whether or not the Kremlin is planning to speed up its creeping assault against Ukraine’s Donbas region in the near future is a mystery even to the most knowledgeable experts with close access to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nonetheless, they eagerly fulfill the Russian leader’s express intent to keep NATO—and the West in general—in a state of hypervigilance.

Ukraine’s non-affiliation with NATO remains at the top of the Kremlin’s long wish list, with Putin demanding “serious long-term guarantees that ensure Russia’s security” in the region. The real issue is not that NATO presents an acute threat to the Kremlin, but rather that its involvement stands in the way of Russia swallowing additional Ukrainian territories. Putin’s objectives with respect to subverting Ukraine remain the same, with two different paths to getting there: by securing Ukraine’s submission and undermining its sovereignty through unwarranted concessions from the West, or by escalating Russia’s military aggression.

State TV propagandist Dmitry Kiselyov—notorious for boasting that “Russia is the only country in the world that is realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash”—explained that Moscow’s moves are explicitly designed to affect the U.S. and NATO. On his Sunday show, Vesti Nedeli, Kiselyov said that Russia’s tests of its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile and its recent anti-satellite test were “arguments” to reinforce Russia’s “red lines” with respect to Ukraine.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/will-putin-invade-ukraine-russians-are-being-told-to-get-used-to-the-idea

How the Republicans will respond if Russia invades Ukraine will be very telling...

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:49 PM

1. With Hearty Cries Of 'Let's Go Brandon', Sir

There is nothing with less love of country and patriotism than an official elected as a Republican, or a mouthpiece for same on any right-wing channel.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:50 PM

2. I heard a few minutes of Thom Hartmann today.

It was scary, like it sounds like Poland and Belarus will force Ukraine to yield to Russia. But it sounded like a prelude to another world war.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 05:25 PM

3. The Republicans will respond by probably rolling over and then

stand up and start jumping up and down begging for a treat from their master.

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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 07:54 AM

4. Politically the best thing for the U.S. and Russia might be to treat Ukraine like they did Korea.

The sole reason Korea was split in two was the U.S. did not want Korea to be a communist country and Russia did.

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