An Update on the Conflict

Two events in the recent past tell me that institutions in the west are less than trustworthy. First, the action by the Canadian Government taken to freeze bank accounts of its citizens with no claim that any law was broken. Second, the action of the US government to freeze the accounts of a Central Bank. Serious investors wonder where their money is safe.

Most readers of this blog will be fully aware of the American position which is well represented by Dr. Kagan and the ISW so what follows is the story from the far side. Be warned, this will be harder to read than Fox News.

An alternative history of the conflict in Ukraine. Root Causes of the War and some remarks by President Zelensky quoted from a CNN transcript.

I requested them personally to say directly that we are going to accept you into NATO in a year or two or five. Just say it directly and clearly or just say no, and

the response was very clear, you are not going to be a NATO or E.U. member, but publicly the doors will remain open.

I asked them about preemptive sanctions, I talked about Nord Stream 2, we were discussing all of it, and simultaneously we were strengthening our army because with neighbors like this, like we have, this is the only way out.

And here is an essay on the Chinese viewpoint that will not be much comfort to anyone who get most of his news on foreign affairs’ from the Economist.

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