Saturday, April 23, 2022

Chessboard Ukraine

Another war, just as the one in Afghanistan wrapped up and things settled down there.

A simmering conflict in Ukraine was reignited with the Russian invasion on February 24 this year.

In April 2019 actor Volodymyr Zelensky becomes the President of Ukraine, a nation notorious for its internal corruption.

Zelensky's background: "Comedian but trained as a lawyer. Instagram star with 4.2m followers. Millionaire thanks to his production company Kvartal 95. Linked to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky through show on TV channel 1+1.
Source: Ukrainian and international media".

Now, in April 2022, Zelensky is an international hero, and have solicited billions and billions of dollars from the international community for his government plus huge amounts of physical armaments.

About 10 million Ukrainians have been displaced from their homes and the country is in an existential conflict - that could have been avoided, but was not.

And, already we have a winner! The military/industrial/financial complex.

Then there is the obvious loser: All the rest of us.

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