War is Never What it Seems


Armstrong Economics Blog/War Re-Posted Feb 25, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

War is rarely what is reported in the newspapers. Here we have the West all blaming Putin and asserting that he is the aggressor. War is always created by politicians – not the people. There are intermarriages in Ukraine. In this case, the Minsk Agreement which was supposed to have been brokered by France and Germany was started in 2014.

In Ukraine, politicians refused to allow the independence of two Russian states. During the Soviet Union, Russians migrated to various regions. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the Minsk II agreement was to allow local elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics on their future status in Ukraine. Make no mistake about it, if Western Canada decides to leave and become independent, Trudeau would also send in military forces. The same would be true in a separatist movement that takes hold in the United States, Germany, France, Britain, or Italy. This is a matter of human rights that people ignore.

I do not believe in 19th-century Imperialism where politicians carve up territory ignoring the wishes of the people. This to me is also a deep violation of human rights. Donetsk and Luhansk should have been allowed to vote and decide their own fate. It is a throwback to imperialism to say that was our border under the Soviet Union so it is mine – which is the real words of politicians.

Back in December 2021, the refusal to negotiate on the Minsk Agreement to allow election by Ukraine, probably at the direction of the West,  has merely placed the entire nation of Ukraine at risk. There has been plenty of time – 8 years

We really have to wonder if the West misled Zelensky or is he really this incompetent not to have noticed that the entire West withdrew which was a signal to Putin Ukraine is yours. Putin demanded that Ukraine not be allowed in NATO. They refused to concede that point yet everyone fled Ukraine. Something just does not add up. If you were standing behind Ukraine, you do not flee. That was the signal to not stop with Donetsk and Luhansk. Why refuse to relinquish those two provinces when there was no defense for Ukraine as a whole?

Something is just not right!

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