LifeSite: Who in your eyes is the main guilty force behind the escalation of the Ukraine conflict?
Douglas Macgregor: Washington’s proxy war with Russia is the result of a carefully constructed plan to embroil Russia in conflict with its Ukrainian neighbour. From the moment that President Putin indicated that his government would not tolerate a NATO military presence on Russia’s doorstep in Ukraine, Washington sought to expedite Ukraine’s development into a regional military power hostile to Russia. The Maidan coup allowed Washington’s agents in Kiev to install a government that would cooperate with this project. PM Merkel’s recent admission that she and her European colleagues sought to exploit the Minsk Accords to buy time for the military building in Ukraine confirms the tragic truth of this matter.
How could the conflict be resolved peacefully and diplomatically, what would be aspects of an agreement between the conflict parties?
Washington and its allies in Western Europe badly miscalculated. They believed that Russia’s economic weakness made an effective Russian military campaign to destroy Ukrainian military strength impossible. Russia’s initial performance assumed that Washington and its allies would recognize the seriousness of the matter and acknowledge Russia’s legitimate security interests in Ukraine. Once it became clear that Washington was determined to not only preserve its strategic military control of Ukraine with the goal of utterly destroying Russia, Moscow changed course. Moscow now treats Ukraine as a theatre of war, not as a brother Slavic Country. The war will only end on terms that Moscow creates. As President Putin says repeatedly, ‘Only Moscow is the guarantor of Ukrainian territory.’
Who is the driving force that tries to prevent a peaceful resolution of the conflict?
The names of the members of the World Economic Forum is a good place to start in your search for the answer to this question.
You seem to argue that the US-pushed escalation of the conflict in Ukraine is harming the United States’ relations with Europe. Could you explain your position?
When imposing sanctions, it is always important to avoid sanctioning yourself. Russia is not isolated. In fact, Russia enjoys an unassailable geographical position with access to markets, goods and services that the United States cannot obstruct. Thus, Washington’s allies, as well as, Americans, are now the victims of Washington’s thoughtless and arrogant financial and economic policies.
There are some voices who claim that the Ukraine war actually has helped the U.S. economy by increasing weapons production and gasoline sales to Europe. Would you agree with this assessment or what would you say about who benefits most from this war in Ukraine?
Military sales do not enhance the economic health and well-being of any economy. Investments in military power are sunken costs. The resulting equipment has little salvage value. Whenever a Nation-State builds more military power than is necessary for its own defence, it deprives other economic sectors of the capital they need to grow and prosper. This was President Eisenhower’s argument in 1953 when he said, “Security cannot exist without prosperity. Americans deserve both.”
Do you consider Russia to be a military threat to Europe, or do you think the German-Russian economic collaboration was beneficial for Europe?
Russia was not a threat to Europe when the war in Ukraine began. Washington’s proxy war has compelled Moscow to re-examine its assumptions about Russian security. From now on, Russia will maintain larger and more robust high-end conventional forces with the goal of securing itself from future Western attacks. For most of the last 300 years, Berlin has been Moscow’s natural partner in commercial trade and regional security matters. The two world wars were destructive episodes that should never have occurred. There is no reason to repeat past mistakes. Berlin must now confront the reality that Washington’s strategic interests and the strategic interests of the German nation are not identical and adjust its relations with Washington and Moscow appropriately. If Berlin adjusts its foreign policy along these lines, Berlin can once again restore stability and prosperity to Europe.•
Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/exclusive-us-colonel-explains-americas-role-in-provoking-russia-ukraine-conflict/ of 19 December 2022; reprinted with kind permission of Colonel Douglas Macgregor
km. If it is true that the US government is waging a provoked proxy war against Russia in Ukraine on the basis of its own power-political goals – and there is now a great deal of evidence and eyewitnesses to this – then the “help” and “support” that this government is giving the Ukrainian president and his army appears in a different light. Thus, the visit of Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington a few days ago, celebrated with all showiness, became a grotesque spectacle aimed at deceiving the public once again, at least those on the home front. In this proxy war, the warring party, the US, publicly poses as noble, helpful and good, but in fact sacrifices Ukraine and the Ukrainians – and in principle all of Europe – to its power-political plans. Perhaps US President Jo Biden was not aware of the ambiguity of his statement in the joint press conference with Ukraine President Zelensky – that the struggle in Ukraine was “part of something much bigger”. The fact that Volodymyr Zelensky plays the role assigned to him to the bitter end and loudly “thanks” Washington for the sacrifice of his country and its people is particularly shocking.
“Negotiations”, which many called for again before Christmas – certainly also with honest motives – will only make sense if they are conducted honestly. Unfortunately, we are still miles away from that – at least on the Western side.
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