An all-out war has been declared against Russia. The West does not conceal that the goals of its policy are aimed at suffocating and devastating the Russian economy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
"Today, a genuine hybrid war, a ‘total war' has been declared against us. This term, which was exploited by Hitler’s Germany, is now pronounced by many European politicians when talking about what they want to do with Russia. The goals are not concealed, they are publicly announced, that is to destroy, devastate, ruin, and suffocate the Russian economy and Russia as a whole," Lavrov stressed.
The foreign minister lashed out at this "sanctions spree", pointing out that it is becoming clear that all values that those in the West have been preaching to Russia, like freedom of expression, a market economy, the sanctity of private property and the presumption of innocence, are not worth a red cent.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 launched a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the Donbass republics. He said Moscow had no plans for an occupation of Ukraine. After that the United States, the European Union and Britain, as well as a number of other countries said they were imposing sanctions on Russian individuals and legal entities.
Hal Turner Editorial Opinion
I have often told readers of this website and listeners to my radio show how much I admire Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, for his precise language, his level-headedness and maturity, his mental discipline, and his candor. He is a man, I think, worth listening to because in his words can be found the precise position of the Russian Federation.
Today, his words ought to send shivers down the spine. He spoke the words "All-out war has been declared against Russia."
Lavrov is not some talk-show host, or news channel prognosticator; he is the Foreign Minister of the second most powerful nation on earth. Actually, based on their nuclear arsenal, Russia is THE most powerful nation on earth!
His words convey how Russia sees things. And right now, they see that "all-out war has been declared against Russia."
Stop for a moment and think about the implications of what he just said.
When a country sees/believes that "all-out war" is being waged against it, what is that country then obligated by survival instinct, to do? It seems to me the logical answer is: Wage war back.
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is where this situation is heading. Right now. Today. This minute.
As we sit here at our computers, all snug and comfy at home, sipping our morning coffee, the economic sanctions imposed by the West are literally tearing Russia apart. We sit here reading the news, watching the morning TV shows, or listening to music on the radio, and Russia is being systematically wrecked.
The damage to Russia is real. The effects upon the Russian people, are real.
Yet we see and feel none of it because Russia has not chosen to attack back . . . yet.
I am of the opinion they will. Not just economically, but kinetically.
Now, some of you think "they can't" -- or worse, "they wouldn't dare." That judgment is in error.
I think Russia will attack back because Russia MUST. They are being killed. They must attack back to stop the ongoing attack against them.
So those of us in the West, would be well advised to get our heads out of our collective ass, and see things as they truly are. The west is attacking Russia in a way that is resulting in Russia's destruction. Unless we cease what we're doing, and begin negotiating with Russia for their security, (Which is what Russia sought Diplomatically in December and in January) I believe Russia will have no choice but to attack us back.
They are being destroyed. I truly believe they will destroy us in response.
Stop the Sanctions against Russia now, before it is too late. Return the Foreign Currency Reserves that were "seized/frozen." Return the Gold Bullion which was seized. Return the assets of Russian citizens that have been (and are being) seized.
Stop this Sanctions madness before Russia comes to the decision to PUT a stop to it, by force.
Sure, a nuclear war is a war that no one can win. But Russia is already losing everything. Their only choice is to deprive us of everything as well.
Is that what we want? Over Ukraine???????
I say "no." I say Ukraine is not worth it.
I also say, we in the West brought this trouble upon the world by breaking our promises in the 1990's that NATO "would not move one inch east." We violated that promise time after time until now, NATO countries are right at Russia's front porch.
This mess is OUR doing. We ought to be honorable and undo it. Before it gets undone anyway, through nuclear horror.