Retired U.S. General Advocates Sustained Missile Attack on Crimea

An attack on Crimea will be considered an attack on the Russian Federation.

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Ben Hodges, a former commanding general of the USG army in Europe, tweeted a few days ago he believes Ukraine can recapture Crimea by plummeting Sevastopol and Russia’s Black Sea Fleet with long-range missiles.

More than half a million people live in Sevastopol along with the Black Sea Fleet. Saky is located near the settlement of Novofedorivka with a civilian population of around 6.5 thousand.

Russia’s Sevastopol-based fleet was established in 1804. Following Russian “annexation” in response to a USG-orchestrated coup in 2014, the people of Crimea, predominately ethnic Russian, voted in referenda to separate from the illegally installed “Maidan” government in Kyiv. It is dominated in large part by extreme nationalists and neo-nazi brigades known for ethnic violence.

Blinken and Nuland never talk about the illegal “annexation” in 2014 of Ukraine by supremacist radicals and Russia haters, back when Nuland passed out USG State Department cookies to cutthroats, known in the “collective West” as “pro-EU protesters.”

The ultranationalist threat in Ukraine (Svoboda, Right Sector) is not Kremlin-contrived propaganda, as the corporate media insists.

Prior to Russia’s SMO, the corporate media often reported on “ultra-right” (anti-Russian) parties and paramilitary brigades in Ukraine. The media went so far as to mention Stepan Bandera, the national hero of Ukraine, a Nazi collaborator and war criminal responsible for killing thousands of innocent civilians.

The “leftist” alternative media in particular documented many of the crimes committed by Ukrainian ultranationalists. Following a significant increase in AFU bombardment of civilians in the Donbas last February, and the Russian response with its SMO, any mention of the genocidal behavior of the post-coup government is now denounced as Russian propaganda.

The Nazi problem in Ukraine, according to the USG-media argument, is insignificant, and cynically exaggerated for propaganda purposes by Putin, the cancer-strickenparanoid cowering in his bunker with a quivering finger on the nuclear button. The Hitler analogies are endless. It’s all nonsense, of course.

The USG and the “collective West” appear to be conflicted on what to do about Crimea. Realists understand an outright invasion will be considered an attack on the Russian Federation.

Despite this, Ben Hodges, while associated with the Center for European Policy Analysis (“re-inventing Atlanticism for a more secure future”), calls for a “precision” attack on a Russian naval base, on Russian territory, the territory where a majority of residents consider themselves to be Russians opposed to the post-coup regime in Kyiv. Many are willing to fight Kyiv in self-defense, the same as the ethnic Russians in the Donetsk and Luhansk republics have done over the last eight years.

Biden, Blinken, Sullivan, and Ben Hodges might want to read the Declaration of Independence. It talks about the right to separate from a tyrannical government.

But I guess our “public servants” are not interested in such things these days. In fact, a lot of them believe advocating separation from an abusive and predatory government is domestic terrorism.


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