The West’s sole prerogative is that Russia has no right to self-defense… even when the threat is right on its border, by Daniel Kovalik | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/04/16/the-wests-sole-prerogative-is-that-russia-has-no-right-to-self-defense-even-when-the-threat-is-right-on-its-border-by-daniel-kovalik/

Somehow Russia moving troops within its own country poses an existential threat to the West and risks World War III. From Daniel Kovalik at rt.com:

… tensions increase between Moscow and NATO over a buildup of troops near the Donbass, actually initiated by Ukraine, the West’s apparent position is that Russia has no right to self-defense. That’s been the case for decades.Having grown up in middle America during the waning years of the Cold War, I possessed a not-so-healthy fear of an imminent Soviet invasion or attack… It is quite incredible to me that, nearly 60 years later, with the USSR itself having fallen in the meantime, these words still ring true in the West today.Continue reading→

So Who Wants a Hot War? – The Mad Truther

https://themadtruther.com/2021/04/16/so-who-wants-a-hot-war/

By Pepe Escobar | Strategic Culture It’s not by accident that the Hegemon is going no holds barred to harass and try to smash Eurasian integration by all means available. It’s a scorpion battle inside a vortex of distorted mirrors inside a circus. So let’s start with the mirrors in the circus. The non-entity that […]

World War I, the Versailles Treaty and Why You Don’t Learn About it in School | The Most Revolutionary Act

https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2021/04/16/world-war-i-the-versailles-treaty-and-why-you-dont-learn-about-it-in-school/

…Initially US president Woodrow Wilson sided with British economist John Maynard Keynes. Heading the Versailles Reparations Committee, Keynes estimated that the German economy was too damaged by war and revolution to pay more than $19 billion. However In the final treaty Wilson supported UK prime minister David Lloyd George and French prime minister Georges Clemenceau in imposing war reparations of $300 billion on Germany….

Putin’s saber-rattling reflects Russian rage over the loss of Ukraine | Ukraine Today .org

https://ukrainetoday.org/2021/04/16/putins-saber-rattling-reflects-russian-rage-over-the-loss-of-ukraine/

… Since the beginning of 2021, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has taken a number of bold and unexpected steps to marginalize his country’s pro-Kremlin forces, while at the same time decisively aligning his administration with the geopolitical goal of Euro-Atlantic integration….

Ukraine To Consult With France, Germany On Russian Military Buildup | Ukraine Today .org

https://ukrainetoday.org/2021/04/16/ukraine-to-consult-with-france-germany-on-russian-military-buildup/

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on April 16 in a show of support for Kyiv amid concerns about a buildup of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea.

Macron will receive Zelenskiy for lunch in Paris and both leaders will then talk with Merkel on a videoconference call, the French presidency said…

Australian troops to be withdrawn Afghanistan by September – ABC News

Comment by tonytran2015: The personnels of current Afghan government should be offered political asylum in Western Countries – USA, UK, Australia – as they have been allied personnels.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-15/australias-troops-to-be-withdrawn-afghanistan-by/13304186

U.S. cancels warships deployment to Black Sea -Turkish diplomatic sources | Ukraine Today .org

Comment by tonytran2015: Telephone conversations between Biden and Putin must have decided on this matter. Putin may have promised not to invade Ukraine during Biden’s term.

https://ukrainetoday.org/2021/04/15/u-s-cancels-warships-deployment-to-black-sea-turkish-diplomatic-sources/

ANKARA (Reuters) – The United States has cancelled the deployment of two warships to the Black Sea, Turkish diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, amid concerns over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders….