Ukraine Blackmails Biden for War or Nukes
Obvious public facts and logical conclusions:
Biden has been laundering billions of kickbacks through Ukraine. The president of Ukraine Zelensky has full access to the corruption facts to make a big public expose of what Biden and his family have been doing in Ukraine. Biden is blackmailed.
Zelensky has given an ultimatum (see below): Get in a war with Russia to defend our territory or we are getting nukes.
Which choice is the least damaging to Biden? I'm guessing it may be covert delivery of nukes since publicly he is going for mere sanctions. Sanctions won't cut it with Zelensky. He has a history of being a nucleophile. Putin himself just said that there are nukes and the means of delivery in Ukraine.
The alternative for Biden is to create a sufficient false flag, an atrocity so egregious (such as a chemical weapon on children) that the American people would support a war in Ukraine, and a possible world war with Russia.
This is what comes of having a criminal as "President" and a fake election.
President of Ukraine calls for nukes:
“Ukraine received security guarantees for abandoning the world’s third nuclear capability. We do not have those weapons. Nor do we have security,” Zelensky said in remarks to the Munich Security Conference.
“Since 2014, Ukraine has made three attempts to convene consultations with the guarantor states of the Budapest Memorandum. Three attempts failed. Today Ukraine will make the fourth attempt. And I will make my first attempt as the President,” Zelensky announced, “But both Ukraine and I are doing this for the last time.”
If the guarantors of the memorandum – the United Kingdom and America – fail to end the Russian colonization of Ukraine, Zelensky asserted, “Ukraine will have every right to believe that the Budapest Memorandum is not working and all the 1994 package decisions have been called into question,” indicating he would pursue nuclear development.
Nuclear energy is a contentious issue in Ukraine given its status as the home of history’s worst nuclear disaster: the meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986. While much of the fallout spread north to Belarus, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the greater area surrounding the plant, has been evacuated since the disaster. Since becoming president in 2019, however, Zelensky has been an active proponent of peaceful nuclear energy development, issuing a decree in 2020 to expand nuclear energy capabilities. Zelensky has also spearheaded efforts to attract tourism to Chernobyl, vowing a “renaissance” on the 35th anniversary of the disaster in 2021.
Putin’s speech on Monday directly addressed Zelensky’s threat.
“As we know, it has already been stated today that Ukraine intends to create its own nuclear weapons, and this is not just bragging,” Putin claimed. “Ukraine has the nuclear technologies created back in the Soviet times and delivery vehicles for such weapons, including aircraft, as well as the Soviet-designed Tochka-U precision tactical missiles with a range of over 100 kilometres. But they can do more; it is only a matter of time.”
Russia moving into. Donbass.
Russia announced an agreement to move its troops into the Donbass region in Ukraine. According to state-run media RT.com Russia struck a deal with Ukraine to move military equipment and troops into the breakaway region.
The leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik, formally appealed to Putin to proclaim them sovereign nations amid reports of heavy shelling between the two breakaway regions and Ukraine’s armed forces. Last week, the two regional chiefs announced that they had begun evacuating civilians to Russia, citing a sharp spike in hostilities, and ordered the mobilization of all able-bodied men to be ready to take up arms in a potential conflict.
The Ukrainian government set to impose Martial Law.
Perhaps this speech by Putin is the reason for the martial law. In it he makes the case against the corruption in Ukraine, argues for the Russian heritage, and generally provides a rationale for the eastern portions secession from Ukraine. He's fomenting revolution and recognizing them as independent states.
Ukraine can't have talk like that spreading. Hence the martial law to shut down the speech.
It's official: Putin has confirmed the change of status recognition while warning Kiev and the West that Russia's military will act against any further aggression. He warned that Ukraine's government must now halt all military actions against Donbas or whatever happens next will be on them.
PUTIN SAYS UKRAINE WAS NOT ABLE TO ACHIEVE STABLE STATEHOOD AND HAS THEREFORE HAD TO RELY ON FOREIGN COUNTRIES LIKE THE UNITED STATES.
PUTIN: UKRAINE HAS BECOME 'A COLONY WITH A PUPPET GOVERNMENT'.
PUTIN SAYS UKRAINE PLANS TO CREATE ITS OWN NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
PUTIN SAYS WE WERE PROMISED NATO WOULD NOT EXPAND PUTIN SAYS THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED.
PUTIN: I WILL SAY SOMETHING IVE NEVER SAID FOR THE FIRST TIME: I ASKED CLINTON.
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT RUSSIA JOINING NATO?
PUTIN SAYS WE SAW FIVE WAVES OF NATO EXPANSION RECENTLY.
U.S. DOES NOT NEED SUCH A BIG COUNTRY AS RUSSIA IN NATO. 'WHY MAKE AN ENEMY OF US'.
PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA HAS EVERY RIGHT TO PROTECT ITS SECURITY, THAT'S WHAT WE'LL DO.
PUTIN: UKRAINE DOESN'T WANT A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION.
PUTIN: RUSSIA WILL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE ITS SECURITY.
PUTIN SAYS RUSSIA WILL RECOGNIZE INDEPENDENCE OF TWO BREAKAWAY REGIONS IN EASTERN UKRAINE.
Here is Putin's historic speech. It is a hour long presentation including Ukrainian history and a lot of realities about the global situation. It is very interesting, but long, so here is a transcript: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/67828
Russia locks down any response by Europe:
European countries now have only seven percent (7%) of their natural gas reserves and supplies from Russia have been almost completely halted. Russia's GAZPROM stopped taking orders for natural gas transit through Ukraine (which almost all goes to Europe) on February 18.
Russia WILL shut down the gas pipes, likely within the week. With only 7% gas reserves, Europe will run out of gas within about two weeks. That will shut down some of their electrical generation. Some countries will be better off than others, but what it means is that most nations in Europe will lose about 25% to 35% of their electricity while the gas is shut off.
Remember when Germany permanently shut down eight of its 17 reactors and pledged to close the rest by the end of 2022? In late 2021 all but six of the remaining German nuclear power plants were shut down. In early 2022, Germany closed 3 of its newest and best nuclear power plants producing more than 4050 MW of electricity. That's the energy equivalent of powering all of Denmark. In very late 2022, Germany closed the last 3 nuclear power plants, also 4000 MW. Germany wanted renewables to account for 80% of it's power mix by 2030. They are making good progress, because renewables now makes up about 44.6% to 50% (solar, wind turbines, hydroelectric, biomass, etc...). Natural Gas makes up about 25% of Germany's energy mix. Coal makes up roughly 22%. If Russia shuts off the gas, Germany loses about 25% of electric generation capacity. That may mean rolling blackouts, electricity rationing or even some industry shutdowns. It's not a catastrophe, but it's not good either.
France and Italy uses Russian gas for less than 25% of their electricity. The U.K., Ireland and Spain don't rely at all on Russian gas.
The nations who will hurt are: Poland, Austria, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia, which rely on Russian gas for between 50% and 75% of their electricity.
The nations that will REALLY be hurt are: Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which rely on Russian gas for nearly 100% of their electricity. If Russia shuts off the gas, those nations go dark and everything comes to a halt.
Of course, Russia may be able to direct the gas to these nations as it pleases... but only if they remain neutral or follow Russia's program on Ukraine. It will be interesting to see how the different nations cope with the possibility of Russian gas being cut off completely.
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Trump Statement on Ukraine and Putin:
Speaking with conservative podcaster Buck Sexton, the former president said:
'I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, "This is genius,"' 'Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine -- Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that's wonderful.'
'I said, "How smart is that?'" 'And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. That’s the strongest peace force… We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace all right.'
'No, but think of it. Here’s a guy who’s very savvy,' 'I know him very well. Very, very, very well. Had I been in office, not even thinkable, this never would have happened.' 'But here’s a guy that says, you know, 'I’m gonna declare a big portion of Ukraine independent,' he used the word 'independent' and 'we’re gonna go out and we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna help keep peace.' You gotta say that’s pretty savvy. And you know what the response was from Biden? There was no response. They didn’t have one for that. No, it’s very sad. Very sad.'
'If properly handled, there was absolutely no reason that the situation currently happening in Ukraine should have happened at all, 'I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during the Trump Administration what he is doing now, no way!'
'The weak sanctions are insignificant relative to taking over a country and a massive piece of strategically located land. Now it has begun, oil prices are going higher and higher, and Putin is not only getting what he always wanted, but getting, because of the oil and gas surge, richer and richer.'
Pandemic is over so what new emergency?
Meanwhile...in China... Plans for Trump's Secretary of State:
"Taiwan's foreign ministry said Pompeo and his wife would visit the Chinese-claimed island from March 2 to 5”