Ukraine Invasion – Putin’s Real Intention That Conventional Wisdom Have Failed To Comprehend

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For weeks since the invasion of Ukraine, the Western news media have painted Ukrainian as the winner, while the Russian as the loser. Ukrainian forces were seen as not only fiercely brave, but also invincible and undefeatable. The Russian forces, on the other hand, were being condemned as a coward, inefficient, corrupt, brutal and whatnot. If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is also a propaganda war.


America is a champion in the waging propaganda war. And you can smell double standard miles away when Russian and pro-Russian news media such as Sputnik and RT – and even YouTube channels – were systematically blocked. The muffling of the megaphone of the Russian state media is against the freedom of speech, which the West claims to defend as part of democracy.


It’s puzzling why the West’s powerful news media cannot counter Russia’s so-called fake news or disinformation on the same playing field. While news from pro-Russian media is being labelled as propaganda, news produced by the West is considered as facts, even though the reverse could be true. Take for example Biden’s claims the chemical weapons that Russia was about to unleash.

Russia-Ukraine War - Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden and Zelensky

President Joe Biden told, and Americans foolishly swallowed the hook, line and sinker, how tax dollars to the tune of US$14 billion needed to be sent to the Ukrainian government in order to fight Dictator Vladimir Putin. Later, NBC News revealed that Biden administration itself admitted that there is “no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons new Ukraine”.


Biden administration used disinformation to manipulate American public opinion, but when NBC found out, instead of condemning the fake news, has instead justified that the lies the U.S. had told is “bold and a successful strategy”. Journalists in the U.S. can actually ignore their job to tell the truth when the war is between the good guys – U.S. and its allies – against the bad guys – Russia.


Another favourite narrative that the U.S. media has been playing since the war started was how Putin has miscalculated the West’s solidarity with Ukraine, misinterpreted Ukraine’s resilience and overestimated the Russian army’s strength. Yet, till today, Ukrainian President Zelensky is still begging for weapons while Putin, who allegedly had gone mad, mentally ill and dying of cancer, has seen his popularity rating skyrockets.

Russia President Vladimir Putin - Cunning

Do you really think Putin gives a hoot about the Western news media? On March 25, Moscow announced that the first stage of its “special military operation” had been completed and said it will focus its invasion of Ukraine on “liberating” the east. The Kremlin also said the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces have been substantially reduced.


However, the American news media and analysts quickly trumpeted that Russia moves its war goalposts as part of Putin’s face-saving victory because the Russian army has suffered humiliating setbacks. But what if it was part of Putin’s plan all along to weaken the Ukrainian forces in the north and west before moving to the south and east in order to split Ukraine into East Ukraine and West Ukraine?


Some gullible analysts who said Russia has failed spectacularly because of failure to conquer Ukraine in a matter of days have no idea how huge Ukraine is. It is three times the size of the United Kingdom. It would be both mad and stupid for Putin to think he could occupy the whole of Ukraine (or three United Kingdoms) with a force of just around 150,000.

Ukraine Crisis - Map

The shifting of Russian troops from west to east under the pretext of liberating the eastern Ukraine could be yet another tactic which Russian had used – twice – when it invaded and flattened Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, in 1994 (First Chechnya War) and 2000 (Second Chechnya War). The Chechens paid dearly for declaring independence and underestimating the Kremlin.


Like the Ukraine War, the Chechnya War also began with a shocking display of Russian incompetence. The Russian troops were met with highly motivated Chechen fighters, armed with anti-tank rockets that ambushed and killed hundreds of Russian soldiers. The Chechens celebrated their victory, the same way Ukrainians and American and British tabloids are doing now.


The Russian army then regrouped and moved to flank Grozny from three sides, unleashing a terrifying onslaught of air and artillery strikes on the city. They dropped lethal cluster bombs and bunker-busting bombs, which flattened through eight-story buildings right into basements. The city was reduced to a wasteland of destroyed buildings. Grozy was wiped out and Chechen fighters were exterminated.

 Russia Invasion Of Ukraine - Tanks

Even though Russian forces appeared to have withdrawn from Kyiv to regroup, others have quietly spread out and begun flanking the capital of Ukraine. Why do you think a 40-mile-long (64 km) Russian military convoy, comprised tanks, artillery and armoured vehicles – which the Western media ridiculed as running out of fuel and food –  was stalling for weeks near Kyiv?


Putin’s real target is Ukraine’s east from the beginning, and never about conquering the entire Ukraine. The second phase of reorienting its forces to the east is probably to secure its gas reserves. As of late 2019, known Ukrainian reserves amounted to 1.09 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, second only to Norway’s known resources of 1.53 trillion cubic meters.


The enormous reserves of energy, which remain largely untapped, are like a goldmine to Moscow. Strauss Centre estimates suggest Ukraine holds as much as 42 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable reserves in its shale deposits, and international oil companies like Shell have agreed to explore and develop those resources. This is the reason why Putin annexed Crimea in 2014.

Crude Oil Enters Bear Market Territory

The annexation of Crimea saw how Ukraine has lost 80% of oil and gas deposits in the Black Sea to Russia. One of the reasons Ukraine was struggling to attract foreign investment to extract its energy resources was due to corruption, red tape and dominance by state monopolies. Of course, the Western media will not highlight the corruption that plagued Zelensky government.


So, while Crimea has huge offshore energy fields, the eastern provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk possess an enormous shale-gas field. It was by design, not coincidence, that before the invasion of Ukraine, Putin declared his recognition of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and neighbouring Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) – an area collectively known as the Donbas.


The seizure of Crimea also allowed Russia to gain full control of Ukraine’s territorial waters in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Connecting the dots – strategic port of Sevastopol, seizure of Ukraine’s offshore oil and gas assets, recognition of the eastern provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk, control of most or all of Ukraine’s coastline – and Putin’s plan becomes crystal clear.

Russia Warship In Crimea Black Sea

Canadian energy expert David Knight Legg said – “Under the guise of an invasion, Putin is executing an enormous heist“. If Biden still doesn’t know Putin’s real intention of launching the “special military operation”, then he is stupider than he looks. The U.S. intelligence should have briefed President Biden, and all the previous presidents, including Barack Obama.


Washington probably has been playing along since the annexation of Crimea in 2014 as there’s nothing they could do – unless they are ready to start World War 3. But the U.S. is also a big winner by provoking Putin to invade Ukraine from the beginning. As NATO sends old weapons to Ukraine, it will also be forced to increase their defence spending, benefiting American companies.


Additionally, the European Union – spooked and terrified – is under pressure to buy oil and gas from the United States. Even if Ukraine will eventually be divided the same way Germany was once separated by the Berlin Wall, it provides a win-win solution to both the U.S. and Russia. East Ukraine will provide Moscow a buffer zone, the same way North Korea acts as a buffer state to China.

European Union and Members Flags

The biggest sucker is still the Europe, which has to pick up the tab for resettling Ukraine’s refugees. The West Ukraine, which will have its competing gas transportation route to Europe terminated, will be quite useless to Russia thereafter. In fact, West Ukraine may need to buy oil and gas from East Ukraine. And it will be the Western powers who need to aid impoverished West Ukraine.


Likewise, Zelensky, who had initially criticized the West, telling them not to create panic unnecessarily, was clueless about the chess game of Putin (or the U.S. for that matter). Zelensky was also encouraged and led to believe that the U.S. and NATO would help to fight the Russian. That also did not materialize. Now, he concedes that his country will not join NATO and agreed to engage in peace negotiations with Putin.


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The war in Ukraine: A silent assault on the developing world / Friday, 15 Apr 20228:06 AM MYT – BY ANTONIO GUTERRES (Secretary-General of the United Nations)



“The Russian Invasion”? What are you talking about? This is Russia kicking Ukraine’s ass for bringing trouble to its doorstep. If you know that it is ” fast becoming a matter of life and death for vulnerable people around the world”, what are you as Secretary-General of the United Nations, doing about it.

Don’t come here to Asia and cry about it. For heaven’s sake, you are the United Nation, so grow some balls and go and do something about it. Go and set up a meeting with President of Russia – Vladimir Putin and ask him, what is he so troubled about. Then, go and see that comedian President of Ukraine, what is he up to with his screwball pals from the west.

That is what the United Nation is there for, right? or have you forgotten about your role in keeping peace in our one and only world. Here is a reminder,

” Article 1 of the UN Charter states the following purposes:

1. To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;

2. To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;

3. To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and

4. To be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.


Ukraine has asked G7 for $50 billion to cover budget deficit, says senior official / Sunday, 17 Apr 20226:04 PM MYT



*** Why not? Should be pocket change to them. After all, these G7 members are your No. 1 supporters, aren’t they, while your nation burns and innocent citizens suffer. Curious to know what is going to be their response to your request.

” G7 is a term that is used to describe the “Group of Seven” a coalition of seven countries that have the largest and most advanced economies in the world: the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Canada, along with the European Union.

Together, they represent more than 62 per cent of the global net wealth ($280trillion).

In the last 40 years, the G7 members have discussed everything from the environment to the economy and claims to have “strengthened security policy, mainstreamed climate change and supported disarmament programmes”.

This group was previously known as the Group of 8 before Russia was expelled over the 2014 crisis in Crimea.”


1. UN chief denounces Russia offensive, calls for 4-day truce – April 20, 2022 7:34 AM

” NEW YORK: UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday denounced Russia’s fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine and called for a four-day truce to mark Orthodox Holy Week.”


2. Ukraine receives fighter planes, parts from US to bolster air force – April 20, 2022 9:36 AM



Hello, people in charge in the United Nation, people like UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, your duty and responsibility is to look into ending or stopping this ‘war’, not asking for truce to celebrate a religious event.

How are the citizens going to celebrate the event, when they are suffering and busy trying to find a safe place to hide from flying bullets and bombs being dropped over their heads. Have the United Nation forgotten its role as peacekeepers of this world?

Or have the screwballs from the West got you tightly pressed under their thumb or got you convinced to look the other way so that they can carry out their diabolical plans – World Domination ?

If this is so, then the United Nation is useless. There is no need to give anymore press statements at your end. This special military operation by Russia started on 24 February 2022.

Since, before the starting of this ‘war’ and since thereafter, the United Nation has been quiet as a church mouse in trying to resolve this military action by Russia. Such a Pathetic organization.

Shame on you UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres!


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