Realizing NATO's 'war' with Russia will likely end unfavorably,
Those behind the Throne are never more dangerous than when they have their backs against the wall.
Their power is slipping away, fast:
So now those behind the Throne are plotting to at least,
As confirmed by a high-level US establishment source, a new directive on NATO vs. Russia in Ukraine was relayed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Blinken, in terms of actual power, is nothing but a messenger boy for the Straussian neocons and neoliberals who actually run US foreign policy.
In the elite US mainstream media division of labor,
The novelty here is that for the first time since the start of Russia's February 2022 Special Military Operation (SMO) in Ukraine, the Americans are actually proposing,
Crucially, the US offer totally bypasses Kiev, once again certifying that this is a war against Russia conducted by Empire and its NATO minions - with the Ukrainians as mere expandable proxies.
'Please don't go on the offensive'
The Washington Post's old school Moscow-based correspondent John Helmer has provided an important service, offering the full text of Blinken's offer, of course extensively edited to include fantasist notions such as "US weapons help pulverize Putin's invasion force" and a cringe-worthy explanation:
The message from Washington may, at first glance, give the impression that the US would admit Russian control over Crimea, Donbass, Zaporozhye, and Kherson - "the land bridge that connects Crimea and Russia" - as a fait accompli...
Ukraine would have a demilitarized status, and the deployment of HIMARS missiles and Leopard and Abrams tanks would be confined to western Ukraine, kept as a,
What may have been offered, in quite hazy terms, is in fact,
The US offer defines itself as the path towards a,
Well, not really...
It just won't be a rump Ukraine, and Kiev might even retain those western lands that Poland is dying to gobble up.
The possibility of a direct Washington-Moscow deal on "an eventual postwar military balance" is also evoked, including no Ukraine membership of NATO.
As for Ukraine itself, the Americans seem to believe it will be a,
Whatever remains of value in Ukraine has already been swallowed not only by its monumentally corrupt oligarchy, but most of all, investors and speculators of the BlackRock variety.
Assorted corporate vultures simply cannot afford to lose Ukraine's grain export ports, as well as the trade deal terms agreed with the EU before the war.
And they're terrified that the Russian offensive may capture Odessa, the major seaport and transportation hub on the Black Sea - which would leave Ukraine landlocked.
There's no evidence whatsoever that Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the entire Russian Security Council - including its Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev - have reason to believe anything coming from the US establishment, especially via mere minions such as Blinken and the Washington Post.
After all the stavka - a moniker for the high command of the Russian armed forces - regard the Americans as "non-agreement capable," even when an offer is in writing.
This walks and talks like a desperate US gambit to stall and present some carrots to Moscow in the hope of delaying or even cancelling the planned offensive of the next few months.
Even old school, dissident Washington operatives - not beholden to the Straussian neocon galaxy - bet that the gambit will be a nothing burger:
What the Deep State really wants
Washington's ambitions in this essentially NATO vs. Russia war go well beyond Ukraine.
And we're not even talking about preventing a Russia-China-Germany Eurasian union or a peer competitor nightmare; let's stick with prosaic issues on the Ukrainian battleground.
The key "recommendations" - military, economic, political, diplomatic - were detailed in an Atlantic Council strategy paper late last year.
And in another one, under "War scenario 1 - The war continues in its current tempo," we find the Straussian neocon policy fully spelled out.
It's all here:
From training the Ukrainian military,
The reorganization of the SMO, with Putin, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, and General Armageddon in their new, enhanced roles is derailing all these elaborate plans.
The Straussians are now in deep panic.
Even Blinken's number two, Russophobic warmonger Victoria "F**k the EU" Nuland, has admitted to the US Senate there will be no Abrams tanks on the battlefield before Spring (realistically, only in 2024).
She also promised to,
Those negotiations were scotched by the Americans themselves in Istanbul in the Spring of 2022.
Nuland also called the Russians to,
Well, that at least offers some comic relief compared with the panic oozing from Blinken's,
Stay tuned for Russia's non-response response...