As the media and international leaders point their fingers at Vladimir Putin for the current situation in the Ukraine, I thought I would take us on a trip down Memory Lane. I’m no fan of Putin or Russia, but the truth needs to be told.
First, let’s remember that Barack Obama famously said he’d like a third term where he hid in the shadows and controlled the actual President. First, that should have sent a shudder down our collective spines as the very thought of a Shadow President is anathema to the “Democracy” that they keep saying is “under attack”. It sure is.
Look at the current Administration and see how many Obama staffers are in it, from Jen Psaki to Joe Biden. Most important, though, is VICTORIA NULAND. She is currently the Under-Secretary of State for Political Affair, and under Obama she was the Assistant Secretary of State for Eurasian Affairs.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
I studied the Ukrainian Revolution in detail for my books, because it was the basis of my “72 Hour Theory”, where life can go from normal to a full collapse in 72 hours, as it did in the Ukraine in February of 2014.
Leading much of this was a group called Right Sektor, which I maintain was ANTIFA, yet when evidence of atrocities committed during the revolution came out, magically the media re-branded them as, you guessed it, right-wing nationalists and fascists. It’s important to note that they were ALLIED with the left-wing socialist movements that won the revolution and were the street fighters battling with police. You are free to disagree with me on the ANTIFA claim, but here is their flag:
Now, who fomented the crisis that led to the revolution? Many years ago, NATO, the EU, and Russia all signed a treaty that guaranteed that all parties would not influence the Ukraine, and that the Ukraine would remain politically independent. The MSM and UN would have you believe that the annexation of Crimea was Russia violating that agreement.
BUT: The Ukraine had already been given a Membership Action Plan to join NATO, along with Georgia, which violated that prior agreement. Russia no longer felt bound. Russia invaded Georgia over their NATO ascension plans in 2008.
Leaked audio has revealed that none other than Victoria Nuland was involved in the revolution that toppled democratically elected President Yanukovych. She is heard discussing replacing him with Yatsenyuk, whom she refers to as “YATS”, implying a close relationship. Who was President in 2014? Who is likely the ACTUAL President today?
We already knew that the Ukrainian Revolution was a Barack Obama-led “color revolution” that they bragged about, but the question is, “Why did Yanukovych have to go?”. Despite the media singing the nebulous term “corruption” and “ties to Russia”, the TRUTH is that he refused to sign an EU membership treaty, but he had a legal basis. The Ukrainian Parliament, in compliance with previous treaty about Ukraine remaining politically independent, needed to pass new legislation authorizing the President to sign such a treaty. When they didn’t, he refused to sign it and the revolution began.
Make no mistake, it was a violent coup, planned, funded, and directed by the United States. No big deal, we do it all the time. The side we wanted won, right? Yanukovych was out, right? WRONG.
When Russian forces extracted Yanukovych for his safety as Right Sektor was taking over the Capitol, The Parliament held a vote on removing Yanukovych from office, since he could no longer fulfill his duties. They needed a 75% vote but DID NOT get it. The US & UN still recognized Yatsenyuk as the new Interim President, despite the fact that Yanukovych had not been properly removed from office.
We call that a coup when other countries do it. When we do it, we call it the “will of the people”.
But surely, Russia did indeed steal the Crimea, right? Wrong again.
On Feb 4th, 2014, weeks before the revolution even happened, the Crimean Parliament voted to hold a referendum on Crimean independence. I know, you’re thinking, “But the media said Putin arranged it”. He did NOT. He actually said that he would provide security, as REQUESTED by the Crimean Parliament and the STILL SITTING President, Yanukovych, and that he would let the people decide.
Yes, Russia moved forces into Crimea. However, there was a standing agreement that Russia could have forces inside Crimea because the Russian Black Sea fleet and her two Naval Infantry (Marine) Brigades were based there. As the security situation deteriorated, they moved in more troops, but with the LEGAL President’s authority.
Now, I’m not advocating for either side, because I don’t have a dog in this fight, but these are all facts, and they are undisputed. Feel free to do your own research, and you will find these facts. The issue is media malfeasance.
But what does this mean for preparedness? Well, it means that you need to be ready within the next 30 days (75 days max) for a European land war. Russia has demanded that the EU and NATO rescind their membership offers to Ukraine, in compliance with their prior treaty, and Joe Biden has demanded that Russia withdraw from Crimea.
Neither of those things is going to happen. Russia has amassed a massive force on the border. Just days ago, field hospital units and air-medical transports arrived in the area. Those would not be needed for training. The OSCE is reporting GPS and radio jamming, and Russian tanks appear to have been modified for combat operations.
So far, Sweden (of all places) and the UK have already committed actual troops to defend the Ukraine. It is likely that Poland and the Baltic States would also. This would expand the front, because Belarus, as a Russian client-state, would likely interdict Baltic troop deployments, and you would soon have fighting from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea.
For us, first, this would mean potential cyber-attacks on our grid and communication systems to prevent the US from supporting the Ukrainian side. While Russia would not likely directly attack our forces, hacking would be widespread.
You need to have alternate communications plans in place now. Understand that grid or communications disruptions also mean that you likely can’t get gas out of underground tanks and if you can, you likely can’t use your debit card to pay, so keep your cars full and carry a little extra cash.
Have a get home bag fully stocked and ready. Now is a good time to double check and re-stock it, along with your first aid kits. If you don’t know how to build a Get-Home Bag, my Baseline Training Manual has a step-by-step guide. Amazon can get it to you in a day or two, or you can order signed copies on this site.
As it is wintertime, keep a blanket or extra clothing layers in your car in case you get stranded if any disruptions occur. A sleeping bag or the good old “woobie” poncho liner is a great option. I also keep a single person, low profile backapcking tent in my trunk.
Make sure that you have some type of battery-operated radio that can receive broadcast AM/FM and shortwave/amateur radio (see below). Even if the internet is down, commercial radio may still be up, and amateur radio stations will be broadcasting what information they have.
Keep in mind also that if the rest of the Western world is suddenly occupied with a shooting war in northern Europe, Comrade Xi and his merry men will see that as the most perfect time to seize Taiwan, and they also would begin that operation with communications and grid attacks on us, to prevent us coming to Taiwan’s aid.
Cyber War is a reality we must contend with. A hack on the grid is just as deadly as an EMP, and far more likely. As I said before, don’t prepare for events, prepare for the effects of the event. It doesn’t matter why the lights went out, just that you were prepared to deal with it.
Later this week, we will discuss how to prepare to deal with loved ones who may be in an assisted living or long-term care facility. If the power goes out, you may need to rescue them.
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