Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Putin's planning

Ever since the end of WWII, the Russian Empire, rebranded "The Soviet Union" has been perceived as a threat to surrounding countries. And for good historical reasons.

Following WWII a ring of steel was erected around its borders with eyes peering into Russian lands 24/7 in the form of RADAR and electronic eavesdropping installations. In 1963, I was a part of that system, serving on a NATO early warning radar installation in Northern Norway.

Fast forward to 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed due to its own internal problems, contradictions and an unsuccessful war in Afghanistan (duplicated by the Western Empire in the last twenty years).

Vladimir Putin watched his once-great Russia diminish in size and importance before his very eyes and ultimately ended up in a position of power where he could do something about it.

During the last 20 years he has skillfully rebuilt the Russian Empire and integrated it into the world economy, all the while watching his rivals close in on his borders with plans of replacing him and his crew with their own people.

Ukraine being of special concern as Western Empire interests replaced his own hand picked people over time, the latest being the actor Zelenski.

However, Putin had been anticipating this for many years, and made Europe depend on his cheap and readily available energy supplies from Russian oil and gas fields.

So, when push came to shove, he knew that he had the Europeans by the balls and has now cut energy supplies to Poland and Bulgaria for them failing to agree to his demand of payment in Russian roubles, which would help maintain the value (buying power) of the rouble in international markets.

Meanwhile, as expected, Western politicians, including Canada's hapless crew, are contributing to global air warming with all their expressions of outrage.

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