"US/NATO Provoked Ukraine War Say Most Experts On Russia"
The Jimmy Dore Show (March 4, 2022)
oliticians and members of the media have nearly universally expressed shock and dismay at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but their incredulity is belied by the fact that numerous Russia experts and historians have been predicting these events practically since the fall of the Berlin Wall, pointing out that a Russian response to ongoing NATO incursions was virtually inevitable.
Jimmy and The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal discuss the past predictions of noteworthies ranging from Noam Chomsky and Stephen Cohen to Henry Kissinger and Pat Buchanan.
[21:25] Max Blumenthal: ". . . and the direct responsibility of NATO in fueling this conflict. It is NATO expansion that is the root of all evil here and that's what Americans need to understand."
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[27:50] Quote from George Kennan:
"Don't people understand? Our differences in the Cold War were with the Soviet Communist regime. And now we are turning our backs on the very people who mounted the greatest bloodless revolution in history to remove that Soviet regime. And Russia's democracy is as far advanced, if not farther, as any of those countries we've just signed up to defend from Russia. Of course there is going to be a bad reaction from Russia, and then [the NATO expanders] will say that we always told you this is how the Russians are -- but this is just wrong."