Statement of Historian Michael Hoffman on Ukraine and Russia
By Michael Hoffman
President Biden has declared that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will bring about a “catastrophic loss of life.”
That’s what George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleeza Rice perpetrated in Iraq from 2003 onward.
Mr. Cheney was enthusiastically applauded in Congress as recently as last January 6.
Mr. Bush has been passionately embraced in public by former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Condoleeza Rice is a well-paid “expert” commentator on Russia and Ukraine featured prominently in the US media that proudly employ her.
Joe Biden fully supported the bloody war crime invasion of Iraq, a nation that had not harmed America. Mr. Biden and the US ruling class are corrupt hypocrites. Putin will not be lectured or morally blackmailed by mass murderers pointing fingers at him.
Moreover, 32 years ago this month the George H.W. Bush administration promised the Russian government that if Russia surrendered East Germany, NATO would not “expand one inch eastward.”
That trick was played on the Russians by the cunning US Secretary of State James Baker, the Jimmy Savile child molestation facilitator Margaret Thatcher of Britain, and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. With supreme treachery, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush subsequently pushed for the maximal expansion of NATO, in violation of the promise given to Russia. This is a major source of Putin’s grievance at present.
Another root of his casus belli can be traced to1999, when, with the avid assistance of President Bill Clinton, the NATO we are expected to believe is the guarantor of lofty virtue and blissful peace, carpet-bombed the Christian nation of Serbia for two and one-half months, bombing churches, schools and the civilian centers of Serbian cities, and refusing a humanitarian cease fire even for Easter (see here, here and here). Inflicting so-called “moderate suffering” on the civilian Orthodox Christian population suited NATO planners, as well as Mr. Clinton, and NATO’s US commander, Wesley Kanne Clark.
In 2011, at the urging of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, NATO bombed the African nation of Libya and facilitated the torture-death of Muammar Gaddafi (sodomized with a bayonet), to the delight of Mrs. Clinton who expressed joy over the sadistic savagery:
“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed. “We came, we saw, he died,” she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi’s death by an aide in between formal interviews.” [Source: CBS News, October 20, 2011]
Near total amnesia about NATO’s horrific war crimes and the depraved American and European malefactors who perpetrate them has been induced by the corporate media. The Russians have not forgotten, however.
The historical illiteracy of Americans is cringe-inducing. On Fox News on the evening of February 23 the host of the program stated that Russia’s entry into Ukraine was tantamount to Canada invading the American Midwest.
Madame, the midwestern United States was never part of Canada, but the Viking Rus did found the Russian nation more than 1,000 years ago, in Kiev.
Ukrainians and Russians have mutual interests and kinship across centuries. An alien wedge has been driven between these kindred peoples by an Anglo-American/European Babylon fronted by Brussels and NATO, and fuelled by CIA and MI6 misinformation, infiltration and subversion.
At present Ukraine is a CIA/Biden family-ruled satrap where the pro-Russian, democratically elected government was overthrown in a CIA-instigated coup in 2014. Planning for the imminent placement of US missiles in Poland, 100 miles from Russia’s border, something the US almost went to war over, when the Soviets did it to us in Cuba, in 1962–has been underway for years.
Christians! — let us remember that in 2015 President Barack Obama was conspiring with Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (“Nusra Front”), whose fighters were receiving medical treatment in the Israeli state before being returned to the battlefield — to conquer Syria and finish off the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which would have resulted in the certain massacre of the minority Christian and Alawaite population in Syria.
At that point Putin intervened, dispatching the Russian air force and army to defend the Christians and Alawites and prevent their annihilation, thereby checkmating the diabolic scheme to further expel and diminish the Christian population of the Middle East, as George W. Bush managed to do in Iraq, and the Israelis have nearly accomplished in Palestine.
The bottom line for the land we love is the ongoing massive invasion on America’s southern border with Mexico. Until Mr. Biden obeys the Constitution and secures our border, the talk about guaranteeing the sovereignty of Ukraine and its borders is infuriating. We have no patience with this corrupt double standard, nor do we wish to see a dime of our taxpayer money sent to Ukraine until the massive invasion to the south of these United States is stemmed.