Now back to my advice on Ukraine. You cannot soft pedal Vladimir Putin. The assinine, yes you read right, the ASSININE wimpy sanctions of the European Union and the United States has given Putin the idea that he can do whatever he wants. Will Putin use nuclear weapons? Doubtful. He knows that most of Russia would be wiped out and then broken up into smaller countries. Russia's missile defense system is not that accurate either, despite what they would have their citizen's believe.
I find it interesting that Russian news is telling the truth while Russia diplomats are still lying to their citizens. You would think that Putin is taking bets on how many of his country's soldiers will die in Ukraine. At least if they die, he will not have to pay them. Wouldn't it be funny if his soldiers refused to go to war with Ukraine?
So, what is NATO's next move? Well, as I said before NATO needs to adopt Ukraine as a member and then President Poroshenko can ask NATO to active Article IV and V of the NATO Treaty. Then NATO needs to send troops into Ukraine with President Poroshenko's permission and at his request. Will people die? Yes, some will, but sending NATO troops in at this early stage will save the lives of hundreds of thousands in the future. Taking no action, like NATO has since February of 2014 has created this fiasco.
We always knew that one of Russia's leaders would be a nut job when NATO was created. Putin suffers from Delusions of Grandeur Disease. He wants to be Joseph Stalin, but unfortunately for Putin and Russia, this time around, Russia will be over run by the United Nations and broken up into smaller non-nuclear countries. In the next three years, Russia will cease to exist as a country as NATO and the United Nations create a siege around Russia. China will not intervene regardless of their joint action treaty signed last year with Putin. China will not take on the rest of the world with Russia. That would mean the death of China as a country and the imprisonment of the Chinese oligarchy.
As I have repeatedly said, Ukraine will be Russia's Alamo, Waterloo, and Little Big Horn rolled into one. Unlike Afghanistan, Ukraine is ready to fight Russia, While our wimp of a president cannot even change his diapers without his wife's permission, Ukraine is ready to defend its sovereignty to the last breath. Putin thinks that the European Union and the United States will stand by while Russia pulls another Georgia attack, but he is deadly wrong.
This is Russia's last hurrah if they invade Ukraine. NATO will be perched on Russia's doorstep aiding and abetting the destruction of Putin's criminal enterprise from within. Considering the fact that Russians effectively had no choice but to vote Putin back into office as a result of rigged elections and the jailing of his competitors. Russia even videotapes protesters. Imagine being arrested for protesting the arrest of another protester and poof! you're in Russia, land of no rights, freedoms, or privileges.
Would it be difficult for Russia to be overthrown from within? No. There are many replacements standing by to replace Vladimir Putin. He cannot possibly send all of his generals and officials to Siberia and other prison camps. There has been many active discussions and campaigns within Putin's own inner circle about assassinating him, but so far, no direct action has been initiated. The next two rounds of stimulus, er, I mean laxative, I mean sanctions will bring many of Putin's enemies into the streets.
It is my belief that Putin will make many missteps within the next two weeks and that NATO will actually find its balls for once and stand up for Ukraine's right to be free from tyranny. The next two months is a game changer. If you want to know what I have seen happen, email me at email@example.com
otherwise, you will have to read it in the papers like everyone else.
Let me just leave you with this, Russia's days of beating up on smaller countries is over. An ass whipping like no one has seen before will befall Russia if they invade Ukraine. A land and air siege will be put into place and Russia will not receive any freight of any kind for ninety days plus at a point in the future timeline.
European Union, plan for a long cold winter without Russian natural gas. United States, gear up the Pacific fleet to keep China at bay and the Atlantic Fleet should moving towards the Black Sea in a week or less. Take back Crimea and the war will end. Until then, a frozen war that will cut Russia off from the world so far that they will be eating their dead will begin. And no, Putin is not the Anti-christ you idiots. The end is far from near. By the time this next action of the United States and NATO ends Putin will wish he had never been born.
Consider this fact: the world was four military actions short of peace until Russia invaded Ukraine and Russia aided Syria. Strategically, Russia will be divided from within by its own people long before NATO takes over Moscow next year. The United Nations needs to stand ready to enact Protocol.
If I might be so bold to state that Vladimir Putin, Dictator of Russia has violated the Nuremberg Principles to wit:
In 1950, the Nuremberg Tribunal defined Crimes against Peace (in Principle VI.a, submitted to the United Nations General Assembly) as
(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).
Vladimir Putin and his generals have clearly violated the Nuremberg Principles and the United Nations Charter.
Legal Remedies to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
It would seem to me that a vote could be taken by the UN Security Council to suspend the membership of Russia under Chapter 2 Article 6 and to suspend Russia's veto power on the UN Security Council as well before the membership sanctions vote was taken. I believe that this could be done pursuant to the legal precedent created by Russia and China in the removal of Taiwan from UN membership when Taiwan was the UN Security Council member. Only a majority of the P5 members would be required to remove Russia's Permanent member veto power. Once the veto power was removed from Russia, it would be a simple matter to either suspend Russia's UN membership or to expel them altogether.
United Nations CharterThe first article of the United Nations Charter says:
The Purposes of the United Nations are:The interdiction of aggressive war was confirmed and broadened by the United Nations' Charter, which states in article 2, paragraph 4 that
- To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;
- To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;
All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.
The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the parties to settle their dispute by such means.
The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Articles 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.
In light of Russia's repeated violations of the United Nations Charter it is laughable that in his visit to China this week that Putin said, "Russia and China have been actively advancing the idea of a new security architecture and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region, based on the principles of equality, respect for international law, the principle of the indivisibility of security and the non-use of force or threats to use force."
The continued partnership between Russia and China does not bode well for the rest of the world as China continues to harass its neighbors and to threaten the United States.