Russian Rockets Hit Poland: An Excuse for NATO Article 5?
The US has zero “national security interest” in Ukraine beyond agitating and threatening Russia on its western border.
It is reported two stray Russian missiles crossed over into Poland and hit the town of Przewodów, killing two people.
This may turn out to be the excuse the USG and the “West” have been looking for in order to invoke Article 5 of the NATO charter.
In June, the USG Army V Corps became a permanent fixture in Poland. In January, prior to Russia’s special operation to denazify Ukraine, Biden announced USG troops and war materiel would be sent to Poland and other “partner” Eastern European countries.
“The Polish Ministry of Defense confirmed on its Twitter account Friday that preparations are underway to receive the basic forces within a brigade-sized combat group of the US 82nd Airborne Division,” Al Mayadeen reported on February 5.
Biden said “[w]e’re gonna step up,” the New York Post reported on June 29, and the administration announced “the US will boost its long-term military presence in Europe to counter the threat of Russian expansion—including creating a permanent headquarters for American troops in Poland,” according to the Post.
Russia is not interested in expanding its borders. In the case of Ukraine, it is attempting to protect Russians in eastern Ukraine from neo-Nazis that have viciously bombarded cities in Donbas following the USG-sponsored Maidan “color revolution” that overthrew an elected president.
The neo-Nazis have made it perfectly clear they harbor a visceral and violent hatred of all things Russian and are determined to ethnically cleanse the Donbas and take back Crimea—not that the corporate “news” media is reporting on this or the real reason for the special operation.
For headline skimmers in the “West,” the Russian “invasion” is a brutal attempt to reclaim territory lost when the Soviet Union fell. For the “journalists” in the “West” reading and regurgitating government scripts, Putin is a fascist monster determined to put Europe under its tyrannical thumb. This is nonsense.
It really doesn’t take much work to discover the truth. Millions of Americans are not interested in the truth. It is easier and requires less intellectual strain to take the government at face value and put a yellow and blue flag on social media “in support” of Ukraine and not think about what that means (mindless support for neo-Nazi thugs disappearing and assassinating journalists, death squads torturing and killing ethnic Russians).
For instance, minus the NYT or other script-reading war propaganda “news,” there are real journalists reporting on the criminal bombardment of innocent civilians (Patrick Lancaster reported from Gorlovka in May).
For the lying and omissive corporate war propaganda media, the “top line is quite simple.”
America has a significant national security interest in Ukraine's defeat of this egregious Russian invasion. Generous American support, both financial and military, should continue flowing to Kyiv in that pursuit (though Biden should hammer the Western Europeans for doing so little). But Zelensky should not imagine an American blank check. The U.S. signed up for the liberation of Kherson and Kharkiv. It did not sign up to be associated with car bombs and civilian killings in Moscow.
The US has zero “national security interest” in Ukraine beyond agitating and threatening Russia on its western border. The USG, dominated by the national security state, is attempting to get a new Cold War going as the old post-Bretton Woods neoliberal scheme crumbles and nations begin to build alternatives threatening USG dominance and hegemony. Biden and Congress have thus far committed tens of billions of dollars to keep the slaughter going—and push the value of death merchant stocks to new highs.
The rockets landing in Poland—this needs to be verified by independent sources—may very well be the match that ignites a thermonuclear war.
The elite behind the push to reformulate a “new world order” and impose self-serving neoliberal “rules” on humanity will not be asked or expected to sacrifice. Suffering is reserved for serfs, those who dutifully line up at the local elementary school to vote for the same uniparty opportunists they voted for two years ago. This fealty and blindness has led to endless war, inflation, and societal and political division driven by toxic narratives.
The alleged rocket incident in Poland will be exploited. It remains to be seen if Article 5 will be invoked and NATO sent into Ukraine. For the warmongers, however, the rocket mishap, if indeed true, is the best they can hope for, likely more effective than a dirty bomb or chemical weapons false flag.
Russia considers the “annexed” republics in Donbas and the Crimea as Russian Federation territory, as do the people who live there (they fear and hate the ultranationalist neo-Nazis in Kyiv, and thus voted to secede in referenda monitored by over 20 countries).
If NATO arrogantly encroaches on the separatist republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, now legally part of Russia, it will be considered an existential threat by Russia. Blinken and the interventionists and neocons have flatly stated the endgame is the dissolution of the Russian Federation and the overthrow of Putin.
It’s not going to happen, not without an exchange of ICBMs, and the possibility, increasing with every day, of nuclear winter and the extinction of life on planet Earth.