American professor and ex-CIA officer: It is categorically impossible to agree with the opinion accepted in the West about Russia's fault in the Ukrainian conflict

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In the United States, experts from various institutions, public and near-government organizations are trying to find out the essence of what is happening in Ukraine. John Mearsheimer, a professor at the University of Chicago, and political scientist Ray McGovern, a former CIA officer, share their thoughts on this.

It is noteworthy that these American experts point to what Russia itself has long pointed out: the Ukrainian crisis was provoked by the West, and the United States itself has not yet fully assessed its possible consequences.



Experts say that Ukraine was already beginning to fall apart: first, Crimea left, then the actual loss of Donbass occurred.
From the speech:

Now it remains an open question whether there will be anything at all from the current Ukraine?

Political scientists emphasize that what is happening in Ukraine now this fall will lead to the fact that the Democratic Party will be defeated in the US elections. Her ratings are going down, as are those of President Biden.

Translation of part of the video with speeches by McGovern and Mearsheimer.

What is happening also complicates the situation for the United States in relations with China, which is a potential threat. And besides, we ourselves are pushing the Russians into the arms of the Chinese, which is devoid of any meaning. At the same time, we are turning Eastern Europe into a very unstable region and thus incurring additional costs associated with this.

This is a catastrophic situation. The question of who is to blame really matters.

The conventional wisdom in the United States and in the West in general is that Russia, namely Vladimir Putin, is to blame for the Ukrainian crisis. It is categorically impossible to agree with this opinion. Blame the West. It is we ourselves who bear the main responsibility for what is happening today, and this is largely the result of the decision taken on April 6, 2006, the decision to pledge to make Ukraine and Georgia part of NATO.

We wanted to accept Ukraine into NATO, no matter what happened. Then the Russians said that this was categorically unacceptable. They made it clear that they had come to terms with the first two stages of NATO's eastward expansion (in 1999 and 2004), but Georgia and Ukraine should not become part of NATO.

They drew a line and said that if we crossed it, it would be an existential threat to them. And in August 2008 there was a war involving Russia and Georgia, related to the issue of Georgia's membership in NATO.


Experts point out that even such an unambiguous signal from Russia, in fact, went unheeded. The United States continued the policy of NATO expansion, promising to accept Ukraine into this bloc. The situation escalated especially after the February events in Kyiv in 2014. Russia perceived the coup as a clear threat to its own security, but the West ignored these fears as well. Now the West too has to reap the fruits of irresponsibility.

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    1. +7
      March 6 2022
      Who hears them there?
      1. +6
        March 6 2022
        John Mearsheimer, a professor at the University of Chicago, and political scientist Ray McGovern share their thoughts on this.
        thinker, turns on in retirement ...
    2. +7
      March 6 2022
      The behavior of the collective West resembles a herd of mad sheep. Their shepherd did his job.
      1. +8
        March 6 2022
        Quote: Valter1364
        The behavior of the collective West resembles a herd of mad sheep.

        Ever since the word "mom" and "dad" was banned in the West, and parents became numbered 1 and 2, then God took their brains away. "IT" cannot think like a human.
      2. +6
        March 6 2022
        Quote: Valter1364
        The behavior of the collective West resembles a herd of mad sheep. Their shepherd did his job.

        The shepherd has not been in that camp for a long time. But this herd is leading - Ko-zel! It is well known that when wolves attack a herd of sheep, it is he who becomes the first victim. For this he is called the scapegoat ... of sins. The whole herd of NATO (rams) follows the USA (goat). Therefore, the situation is like in that nursery rhyme: (donkey) - I am also a musical nature: my donkey skin goes to the drum!
        Unfortunately, the States did build Europe and now:
        = Rams walk in a row,
        Beat the drums
        They give skin
        The sheep themselves. =
        (Berthold Brecht "Lamb March")
    3. +2
      March 6 2022
      Believe the Anglo-Saxon disrespect yourself
    4. +8
      March 6 2022
      Serious analysis is not needed there. Harmful. The opinion of the herd, and this is really a herd, will be formed by media controlled by financial groups and the ruling parties created by them.
    5. +3
      March 6 2022
      Experts say that Ukraine was already beginning to fall apart: first, Crimea left, then the actual loss of Donbass occurred.
      From the speech:
      Now it remains an open question whether there will be anything at all from the current Ukraine?
      . It's not even a "tell me who your friend is" question!!! here I want to ask, what were they promised and what of the promises did they fulfill ???
      Sometimes you need to move your brains, if there is something left to move?
      And now what will happen??? For those who remained, they will join the work of restoring their Motherland!!!
      For those who escaped ... and there, nothing depends on them! To live on handouts of geyropy, in which everything is not ice anyway !!! Or I wandered in search of something, something .... good, desired. An amateur perspective.
      1. +1
        March 6 2022
        This he so gently leads to the fact that mattresses also do not mind participating in the division of Ukraine. As they were scavengers and remained
        1. +4
          March 6 2022
          This he so gently leads to the fact that mattresses also do not mind participating in the division of Ukraine.
          He perfectly understands that nothing shines from Ukraine. This he leads to the fact that Europe will now economically commit suicide in the confrontation with us, and the United States will give back. After Europe kills itself, the US will swallow it like a boa constrictor, turning it into another colony. Due to the digestion of which they will still live for 30-40 years.
      2. +3
        March 6 2022
        Quote: rocket757
        .... began to fall apart: first the Crimea left, then .... the loss of Donbass.
        From the speech:
        Now it remains an open question....
        . .... I want to ask ....

        Did their leadership do anything to save the whole of Ukraine? Did it try to strengthen ties between regions, districts or sow enmity? Why did they say that the conflict with the South-East has always been? Is it under the USSR? Did the leadership maintain good relations with Moscow? Did you want to? How to treat the "Soviet legacy". None of the questions can be answered in the affirmative.
        1. +2
          March 6 2022
          Now it doesn't matter ... it will be redone as it should.
          1. +1
            March 6 2022
            I wrote to you in a personal
    6. +5
      March 6 2022
      The impudent Saxons with such an approach did not last long. Their LGBT and their own nonsense will be finished off.
    7. +3
      March 6 2022
      At the same time, we are turning Eastern Europe into a very unstable region and thus incurring additional costs associated with this.

      Maybe this will make you think. They value their wallet very much.
    8. 0
      March 26 2022
      They had to be decided back in 2007 after President Putin's famous speech in Munich. But, something with words seems to be good, but with deeds it’s not very good, to put it mildly ...
    9. 0
      April 21 2022
      Quote: Valter1364
      The behavior of the collective West resembles a herd of mad sheep. Their shepherd did his job.

      Baranov reminds me of those who voted for Yeltsin twice .... and the "collective West" reminds me of our domestic bandits, whom in Russia for some reason it is customary to call the word "authorities" ....

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