Putin must fail in the Ukraine

NATO must ensure that Putin has no success at all in the Ukraine. It is a duty to ensure that Putin must fail in the Ukraine. Failure is the only way to ensure that Putin looks weak in Russia. Failure will lead to the removal of Putin. NATO must get involved now to ensure that Putin fails in the Ukraine. So far NATO  has made too many mistakes  in containing Putin’s  Nazi ambitions so now is the time for action. Also NATO  must quickly  enroll the Ukraine  into NATO and the EU without delay so that it can legitimately engage its forces against those of the Russians. NATO  must do it now before it too late.

Failure to do this signals that NATO is prepared to sacrifice the Ukraine 🇺🇦 in order to retain stability in the West. This attitude allows Putin to legitimately target anyone he wants outside of NATO.

Whilst Putin engages in a game of Poker, destroying lives in the Ukraine : NATO  plays a game of Solitaire.

Time to expel Russia from UN

Surely  it’s time to expel Russia from the UN. Russia have demonstrated a willingness to breach human rights and are quite prepared to lie to the UN Council. Therefore they are unfit to be in attendance at voting that they can and will veto. It is imperative  that the UN acts in support of the non aggressor, in this case the Ukraine 🇺🇦.  Russia is clearly unfit to be a part of the United Nations Council therefore it must be expelled. The UN cannot condone a nation that is prepared to tell lies to the Council and is unwilling to address it’s  infringements of human rights and what looks like war crimes committed in the Ukraine 🇺🇦.  Russia’s presence in the UN is a huge embarrassment which prevents the UN from carrying out it’s  intended purpose.

Putin is at war not just with Ukraine but also with Russian citizens

The clampdown on freedom of speech in Russia shows that Putin is not just at war with Ukraine but also with Russian citizens. Putin wants a return to the bad old days of Stalin, ruling with fear and harsh punishments.

Any pretences of an elected democratic leader fell by the wayside this week as Putin revealed  to the World and to the citizens of Russia just who he has become: namely a dictator,  brutal and ruthless tyrant a new Tsar of Russia willing to defend his privledge and position at any cost, even at an expense to his own citizens. Putin wants to turn Russia back into a military state exerting authoritarian control over it’s  own citizens. Much the same as the Tsar. Everything that the Russian Revolution stood for and hoped for is about to reversed and buried as the new Tsar reveals his intentions.

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Give the Russian Oligarchs time to pack a suitcase

Give the Russian  Oligarchs  time to pack a suitcase and take them to nearest Port or Airport.  Let them leave with only a suitcase as resembles the plight of many refugees fleeing the Ukraine 🇺🇦.  Then seize all their assets and use them for funding the refugee crisis taking place in Europe. One way of making Russia and Russians pay for the chaos that they have caused.

NATO has let people down because of it’s inability to get involved

It seems the role of NATO has been to look the other way, first in Syria, ignoring Putin’s crimes, then in the Crimea and now in the heart of the Ukraine. NATO’s attitude of only protecting it’s  members has proved to be it’s  inherent weakness which has been openly exploited by Putin. To some degree you could also argue that NATO  has been complicit in the suffering and deaths of many throughout  the world in recent times although Russia and Putin has been the main perpetrator and aggressor.

The situation can be traced back to the situation  in Syria when NATO failed to get involved and sort Assad out. Instead it let Assad seek a powerful ally of Putin and with Russia’s help the subsequent  devastating consequences upon a certain section of the Syrian population is well documented. The same situation prevailed in the Crimea. Again NATO was unable to get involved and became a bystander  just sitting on the fence. Now with what is unrolling in the Ukraine we are witnessing much of the same. Again this situation  and reliance upon the same stoic response from NATO has again allowed Putin to unleash the might of his war machine and the make his plans and fulfill his designs.

My argument is that NATO  is no longer fit for purpose because it only serves it’s  own interests. NATO  is no longer interested in serving humanity in it’s  hour of need but instead of protecting  only it’s  own interests whilst it allows aggressors to go about their business unchecked. The NATO  moto should  be, as long as it’s  not happening on our doorstep then it obviously doesn’t  concern us. Putin knows and understands  NATO ‘s stance and has found to his advantage  that it serves him well. Again NATO  are culpable  in complacency. Increasingly  though NATO  are looking shamed and disgraced.

One reason for this is that there appears to be no strong leadership taking place in NATO. Strong leadership is much needed as well as people who can understand  what is actually  taking place and is willing to take tough decisions to challenge the actions  of unhinged aggressors like Putin. Tough decisions have consequences such as entering a new Cold War situation  with Russia and actually  standing up to them. Tough decisions yes but increasingly  these decisions are evidently  becoming more and more necessary to protect the vulnerable in the World and stand up to aggressors like Putin. Continue reading NATO has let people down because of it’s inability to get involved

What would Churchill have done to the threat of Putin ?

I think the time has come to ask ‘ what would Churchill have done in response to the threat of Putin? We need a western leader to step up to the bullying behaviour of Putin. Someone who can galvanise Nato against the threat of Putin someone who is prepared to say that enough is enough and willing to make a commitment to support the ideas embedded in the democratic freedoms of the world . Ukraine 🇺🇦  is no match by itself to the overwhelming war machine that Russia is bringing to bear. This is democracy  and democratic freedom being crushed by a powerful bully without any support of it’s  so called friends who supposedly  share the same values. It’s  time for a real world leader to step into the shoes of Churchill.