Over the past weeks/months I have made it clear through articles and columns that I absolutely do not agree with the west regarding the Russia-Ukraine situation and find it too easy to blame Vladimir Putin for everything.
I get angry emails about this. Recently, under the article about Pim Fortuyn, regular reader spoke Jan the beer drinker I'm here to explain clearly what exactly my position is because it was not clear to him. When there is a reader who expresses that it is not clear to him, it means that there are several people who do not understand my point of view.
I've provided a comprehensive answer and decided to post that answer as a column. It was a spontaneous explanation, without reading back, so I'll take out some (spelling) errors and small additions and sources to clarify what this is about, but leave the content of the answer exactly as it was. So not the best piece of writing grammatically.
Why I'm Not Pro-Putin And I'm Not Pro-NATO
Adam Schiff has literally said twice that the war against Russia should be fought there (Ukraine) and not in America. (source)
They don't give a damn about the citizens, according to the Democrats the Russians influenced the elections (2016) and it is always Russia, Russia, Russia anyway.
Crazy like Nancy Pelosi, Schiff and a trio of woke figures (you know how the Democrats are, heavily radicalized) are now visiting the Ukraine.
The country being abused to "win" a war against Russia. A country with nuclear weapons! America, or any country in the west, has once waged war against a country with nuclear weapons.
Nobody seems to consider that Vladimir Putin could use these nuclear weapons. And should a situation arise where it seems that Russia has no way out, it will also use those weapons. If you have followed all his interviews over the past 8 years, you will see that he is very consistent and predictable. That's why I'm so mad at NATO.
Because he will also be consistent with the use of nuclear weapons. Well, that's a humanitarian disaster. And we as the Netherlands just join that gang. We have to, we are governed by the EU and NATO.
Now we as citizens are also being sucked into a war without really noticing it. But this man, Vladimir Putin, doesn't bluff and he can't help but put yourself in his shoes. We are going to war, for the first time in history, against a country that possesses nuclear weapons and it seems that no one sees the seriousness of this.
The war has been going on for years in the thoroughly corrupt country of Ukraine. The Russian speaking people were massacred under the previous government. There is now only one TV channel in Ukraine (according to a friend who is Ukrainian) and the propaganda is just as intense as in Russia and the West.
Zelensky himself indicates that certain talks that Putin wants to discuss are to save his country to some extent. But NATO doesn't give a damn. They don't care about Ukraine. America (and thus NATO) is not going to the table. This while they have their borders wide open in their own country and have a huge problem on the southern border with drug cartels and immigrants, but that's another story.
Ia America, half the country doesn't even know they're at war with Russia. The Biden Administration is mainly concerned with gender insanity, climate and woke culture. They also want to push that woke culture in Moscow through a regime change in order to deal with Russia once and for all, in their eyes. (That's why I was so happy with Trump, the only President who didn't draw the country into a war).
It is also quite striking and inexplicable that the Americans, the French, the UK, some other countries and also GERMANY are arming open Nazis to attack Russia. Those weapons are not supplied “just for defense”.
Putin has always said a red line has been drawn. He has been saying this for years and he sees the Russians in Ukraine as his people. The arrogance of the West not to take this seriously is so arrogant.
When I see every tender sheep walking with those Ukraine flags, I can get angry, or at least surprised. These people have no clue what is actually going on?!
You ask I am Pro-Putin. No that is not me. But I'm not pro-America or pro-NATO either. The citizens are the l*l and this can be solved. Around the table.
What we all have in common is that we want as few casualties as possible and we don't want a nuclear war at all. That is possible and this situation would not have been necessary. Who are we in the West with the eternally pointing finger to determine what happens in Russia? Let's take a look at ourselves first.
Watch the interviews with the man again, watch the interview on YouTube with Jaap de Hoop Scheffer about Putin. It clarifies a lot.
De-escalating action must be taken here if one really cares about the country and citizens of Ukraine and about human lives in general. This must be resolved around the table, but NATO does not want that.
Interview with Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (January 2018)
Vladimir Putin's latest interview with western media:
Now you may disagree with me, but this is how I feel about it. Is Russia the (sole) aggressor? They had to watch for 8 years how genocide was committed on their own citizens.
I try to look at it from both sides and not directly portray Putin as a ruthless dictator. In a sense, NATO is also an aggressor standing threateningly at the gates of Russia.
And since the past few days, a nuclear attack from Russia is very close. In a kind of Russian Saturday Night Show, state television of course, it is pontifically explained how the Russians can wipe the entire United Kingdom off the map with the push of a button.
Aware that there will definitely be a counter-attack from, say, the US, they say skeptically: "But at least we're going to heaven."
This is the snippet:
There are 13 wars going on in the world right now. There is no looking back at 12, but people are going with all their might for the 13th. A country with nuclear weapons. And through propaganda they try to get the entire Western public opinion behind them.
I should have made a column out of this… But that's how I see it.
And I haven't even mentioned China yet...