Anti-war activists usually rightly oppose military aggression by the United States and its allies. Currently, however, many support US-NATO against Russia, in what has been labeled by the corporate newsmedia as unjustified and unprovoked Russian aggression against the sovereign nation of Ukraine. One such anti-war activist is Clare Daly, the Irish member of the European Parliament who has often spoken powerfully against many of the crimes and injustices inflicted on the world by the United States, Britain, and other US-NATO allies. However, this time there is a failure to acknowledge that so-called Russian military aggression is actually a response to a military threat resulting from overt US control of the Ukrainian state since January 2014, and that state's outright aggression against Ukrainian Russian speakers in the Eastern provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk. In fact, it is difficult for any western activist to defend Russia's case in the face of such a barrage of anti-Russian media propaganda, let alone for the world to arbitrate any effect solution amid such ambiguity. In this article, I argue that any persistence of United States' control of Ukrainian territory represents a danger to world peace not very different from what Nazi Germany represented, and that maybe unconditional surrender of the illegitimate Ukrainian regime is required.
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In her otherwise powerful and informative speech, Clare Daly, Irish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), says:
Yes, Russia bears responsibility for this conflict. Of course they do,…
Although Clare Daly then qualified this by adding ",…,but we cannot ignore the role of NATO," this almost completely ignores the case put by Russia in defence of its "Special Military Operation" launched on 4 February against the regime of US puppet Ukrainian president Volydymyr Zelensky:
Russia should be condemned for attempting to remove a threat to its existence?
Ukraine, whether or not it was a formal member of NATO, clearly posed an existential threat to Russia by Zelensky allowing US and British naval bases and airfields to be built on Ukrainian soil, and military 'advisors' and mercenaries from the USA and its allies, to fight in its war against Ukraine's Russian-speaking citizens in the Donbass.
In addition to that, US-operated bio-weapons facilities were proliferating on Ukraine's soil According to another report (which I read, but cannot cite here) there is evidence that the Ukraine regime planned to use its bio-weapons in the new offensive that it planned to launch against the Russsian speakers in the Donetsk and Lugansk provinces. That offensive was prevented by the commencement of Russia's Special Military Operation on 4 February.
Near the end, Clare Daly says:
What is needed is an end to the conflict, an end to militarism, a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement.
January 1943: US President Roosevelt rejects 'negotiated settlement' - demands Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender
In January 1943, at the Casabalanca Summit, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) over-ruled UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill's wishes for a 'negotiated settlement' with Hitler, when he insisted that the condition for ending the Western Allies' war against Nazi Germany would be its unconditional surrender.As a consequence, the war continued until the territory of Nazi Germany was conquered by both the Western Allies and the Red Army in May 1945.
April 2022: Russia scales back military offensive to facilitate negotiations with US puppet?
The current Ukrainian government, elected in 2019, is the second of two governments, that have promised to end the war against the peoples of Donetsk and Lugansk. The first government was that of Petro Poroshenko, who was elected in 2014. Both Poroshenko and Zelensky have broken clear promises they made to the Ukrainian people.
Why the Russian government should continue to treat President Zelensky as any more a legitimate leader of the Ukrainian people than FDR treated Hitler as a legitimate leader of Germany is a mystery.
Given that the Nazi-infested Ukraine regime is barely less monstrous than Hitler's regime, I don't see why Russia, Ukrainian Russian speakers, and decent ethnic Ukrainians, should not also insist on the unconditional surrender of the Zelensky regime and for its leaders to be held to account for all of their crimes since November 2013.
After that, it would be reasonable to hold new elections in Ukraine, but this time, without millions of US dollars filling the pockets of each of the new would-be puppet rulers.