Russian President Vladimir Putin is a great strategist and will not allow Russian military to be defeated in Ukraine.

Put another way, Putin is the world’s greatest chess player.

It’s important to understand that the first casualty of war is truth.

Noam Chomsky

In fact, it’s impossible for Russia to lose, says Sussex University’s former Professor Of International Politics, Kees van Der Pijl.

NATO’s background

NATO is an organisation that stands for neither peace nor defence.

However, that’s not what we are told.

NATO exists to manage the risks created by its existence.

Richard Sakwa

The acronym means North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its official purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

Members include countries from North America and Europe, with the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy among its founding and current members.

Formation of NATO (1949)

NATO was formed on 4 April 1949 in response to alleged security concerns during the early Cold War period.

It was created to provide collective defence against the Soviet Union, ensuring that an attack against one member would be considered an attack against all, ultimately hoping to discourage any communist aggression.

In other words, NATO was a Western resistance against the Eastern Bloc commies.

So far so good.

Nobody likes commies.

Except that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Western hegemony is dying

NATO logo

Kees’s core argument is that NATO’s dominance as a global force is plummeting, aggressively propelled by its absurd proxy war in Ukraine, acting as the spearhead against Russia.

The reality is that NATO’s agenda, under the guise of peacekeeping, has always been about cementing US power in Europe.

The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path, and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked.

John Mearsheimer

It was never about defence.

Ask yourself: why does NATO exist?

The world is witnessing the decline of NATO and US hegemony.

As Kees notes, NATO’s and the US’s grip on global influence is rapidly weakening, which marks a pivotal moment signalling the downturn of their longstanding position as dominant global forces.

Kees was right

Ukraine’s flag has seen better days

I think Putin is a great world leader, he’s brilliant, he’s articulate, he’s a great tactician.

Steven Seagal

A few months after my conversation with Kees, the US and NATO effectively acknowledged Russia’s success in Ukraine.

  • Politico reported that the Biden administration admitted Ukraine’s defeat and Russia’s dominance.
  • The US advised Ukraine against spreading its forces too thin, similar to warnings given to Afghanistan before the US withdrawal.
  • Pentagon leaks revealed a critical situation for Ukraine’s air defense.

Here’s the thing.

Russia was never going to lose.

Watch this video that was sent to me by an American soldier living in the east of Ukraine before it became Russian territory. It provides anecdotal insight into the awful conditions imposed by the Ukrainian government.

And then listen to my conversation with him about life after the invasion, and how everything is vastly improved and better overall.

Here’s my conversation with Kees.

History is a story we tell each other over and over, until we forget that it’s a lie.

Oliver Stone

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