What Zelensky Should Keep
... his campaign promise and international agreements. But does he have the power?
In this video, I look at what Zelensky should keep: his campaign promise to negotiate peace and Ukraine's international agreements, and what he should surrender: his Nazi forces, foreign armaments and US-funded bioweapons labs. I examine whether Putin has a bomb he's already detonated--the petroruble. And I delve into the intricate funding of the bioweapons labs and their connection to people like Hunter Biden and Jeffrey Epstein. But I begin with how Americans are learning to love propaganda, and end by asking if Zelensky has the power to negotiate peace.
The New Conformist
How did the Left become obedient, pro-corporate, pro-censorship, pro-propaganda warmongers? Let’s look at how we learned to stop worrying and love the lie. As Caitlin Johnstone published in US Officials Admit They’re Literally Just Lying to the Public About Russia, these are not lies exposed in some backwater, shadow-banned conspiracy theory website:
NBC News has a new report out citing multiple anonymous US officials, humorously titled "In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn't rock solid".
The officials say the Biden administration has been rapidly pushing out "intelligence" about Russia's plans in Ukraine that is "low-confidence" or "based more on analysis than hard evidence", or even just plain false, in order to fight an information war against Putin.
The report says that toward this end the US government has deliberately circulated false or poorly evidenced claims about impending chemical weapons attacks, about Russian plans to orchestrate a false flag attack in the Donbass to justify an invasion, about Putin's advisors misinforming him, and about Russia seeking arms supplies from China.
Why would they admit this? She theorizes:
Well, the answer to those questions is where it gets really creepy. I welcome everyone's feedback and theories on the matter, but as near as I can figure the only reason the US government would release this story to the public is because they want the general public to know about it. And the only plausible reason I can think of that they would want the public to know about it is that they are confident the public will consent to being lied to.
To get a better sense of what I'm getting at, it helps to watch the televised version of this report in which Dilanian and NBC anchor Alison Morris enthuse about how brilliant and wonderful it is that the Biden administration is employing these psychological warfare tactics to mess with Putin's mind.
She continues in When You Lie, It’s Misinformation, When They Lie, It’s Cool:
Can't believe we've been watching people lose their social media accounts for posting "misinformation" this whole time only for US officials to come right out and admit that they've been running an active disinformation campaign where they knowingly circulate lies about Russia.
A random guy says something on social media that differs from mainstream consensus? That's misinformation; he needs to be de-platformed. The most powerful government in the world uses the most powerful media institutions in the world to circulate disinfo? That's just fine normal stuff.
It's actually really disturbing that US empire managers now feel comfortable just leaking the fact that they are blatantly lying to the public to win a psywar against Putin. It means they're confident they can get the public to consciously consent to their rulers lying to them for their own good
Finders, Keepers; Losers, Weepers
What should Zelensky keep? His campaign promise was to negotiate peace in the Donbas by granting it limited autonomy, as was guaranteed by the Minsk II. At this point, with Russian forces surrounding the neo-Nazis in the Donbas, autonomy has become an all-or-nothing prospect.
Ukraine’s international agreements were to not seek to join the militarized anti-Russian hate group called NATO. Would you want to live where thirty of your neighbors had joined in an armed pact against you? Part of that agreement was to not allow foreign military bases and foreign weapons. If this goes in Russia’s direction, that $13B in US arms may end up being a gift to Putin.
The US and Ukraine also agreed to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. In 2019, the US withdrew from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Zelensky had planned to bring in Nuclear Missiles that could reach Russia in five minutes, with obliteration of the rest of the world soon to follow.
BioLabs and Lost Laptops
But recent revelations bring into question whether the US and Ukraine have been in violation of the first article of the UN Convention on the Prohibition of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons. Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, says:
In the course of a special military operation, the facts of an emergency cleansing by the Kiev regime of traces of a military biological program being implemented in Ukraine, funded by the US Department of Defense, were uncovered…. We have received documentation from employees of Ukrainian biological laboratories on the emergency destruction of especially dangerous pathogens on February 24 — the causative agents of plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly diseases.
An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola looks at these Ukranian labs set up by a company called Metabiota:
Metabiota was a core partner of a United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pandemic Threat Program called PREDICT, which sought to identify viruses with pandemic potential.
Contractors funded through this program have included the EcoHealth Alliance, headed by Peter Daszak. The PREDICT program, directed by Dennis Carroll, appears to have served as a proof of concept for the Global Virome Project that Carroll founded.
According to a recent investigation by U.S. Right to Know (USRTK), Carroll appears to have diverted government funds from the PREDICT program while he was still running it, to fund this personal side project, which was set up with the intention to collect, identify and catalogue 1 million viruses from wildlife in an effort to predict which ones might cause a human epidemic.
Metabiota receives funding from several interconnected organizations and agencies, including:
The Global Virome Project, which reportedly paid (or was planning to pay) Metabiota $341,000 to conduct a cost-benefit analysis.
In-Q-Tel, a CIA venture capital firm that specializes in high-tech investments that support or benefit the intelligence capacity of U.S. intelligence agencies.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Specifically, in 2014, DTRA awarded Metabiota $18.4 million in federal contracts for scientific and technical consulting services to the DTRA’s labs in Ukraine and Georgia.
By outsourcing work to private companies, DTRA is able to circumvent Congressional oversight. Russia is now accusing the U.S. of funding secret and illegal bioweapons research in these Ukraine labs, and claims this was the real reason behind its invasion.
Rosemont Seneca, an investment fund co-managed by Hunter Biden. If Russia’s accusations turn out to be true, this tie may prove deeply problematic for the White House, as this means the Biden family was more or less directly involved in the funding of that research.
Wolfe has also received more than $20 million in research grants from Google, the NIH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, just to name a few, and was a friend of now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein.
In his 2012 book, “The Viral Storm,” Wolfe thanked friends for their support, including Epstein and Boris Nikolic. Nikolic, a biotech venture capitalist, was named “back-up executor” in Epstein’s will.
As my daughter Cassandra says, you’ve got to admire Hunter’s industry, it seems like he’s got his fingers in everything. No wonder he’s leaving his laptop in repair shops—he was practically late to the meeting to start WWIII!
In his interview with Joe Rogan on the day of Russia’s invasion, Maajid Nawaz already predicted that they would find bioweapons labs. Since then he’s published Are We the Baddies? highlighting a 2021 Ukrainian petition, to president Zelensky, asking for a) the immediate closure of “American bio-laboratories in the territory of Ukraine,” b) an investigation into the activities of those labs, and c) an investigation into potential Ukrainian participation in the creation of SARS-CoV-2. He also shows that airstrikes have been targeting biolab locations, giving some credibility that this may be the intent of Putin’s “limited military exercise.”
He also quotes Bioweapons expert Francis Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, “They first develop the offensive biological warfare agent and then they develop the supposed vaccine.”
Nuking the Petrodollar
Putin has a more powerful weapon than nuclear bombs: the petroruble. And he's already detonated it. In The American Empire Self-Destructs, Michael Hudson writes:
I had expected that the end of the dollarized imperial economy would come about by other countries breaking away. But that is not what has happened. U.S. diplomats have chosen to end international dollarization themselves, while helping Russia build up its own means of self-reliant agricultural and industrial production. This global fracture process actually has been going on for some years now, starting with the sanctions blocking America’s NATO allies and other economic satellites from trading with Russia.For Russia, these sanctions had the same effect that protective tariffs would have had….
Russia is discovering (or is on the verge of discovering) that it does not need U.S. dollars as backing for the ruble’s exchange rate. Its central bank can create the rubles needed to pay domestic wages and finance capital formation. The U.S. confiscations thus may finally lead Russia to end neoliberal monetary philosophy, as Sergei Glaziev has long been advocating in favor of MMT.
And how will the blowback from these sanctions affect the US? Will they function as protective tariffs to jumpstart domestic production? As Winston Churchill said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” With fertilizer drying up, maybe it will force us into regenerative agriculture and save the planet as a byproduct.
Does Zelensky Have the Power to Negotiate Peace?
At the end of the video, I wrongly assume that Zelensky is not in Ukraine, however he is in Kiev "committed to pressing for peace" and renewing his plea for countries to send more weapons—somewhat a mixed message. But the question I raised about his power was immediately answered by Aaron Mate, a shining light in the new constellation of real journalists, in a brilliant article called Siding with Ukraine’s far right, US sabotaged Zelensky’s historic mandate for peace.
He shows Zelensky to be held hostage in his own country by the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion. Soon after his 73% approval election, he was told publicly that it would cost his life to negotiate peace. Aaron recounts his last in-person interview with the late Russian geopolitical scholar, Stephen Cohen:
Zelensky ran as a peace candidate. He won an enormous mandate to make peace. So, that means he has to negotiate with Vladimir Putin. But … Ukrainian fascists have said that they will remove and kill Zelensky if he continues along this line of negotiating with Putin… His life is being threatened literally by a quasi-fascist movement in Ukraine… Peace could only come on one condition. [Zelensky] can’t go forward with full peace negotiations with Russia, with Putin, unless America has his back. Maybe that won’t be enough, but unless the White House encourages this diplomacy, Zelensky has no chance of negotiating an end to the war. So the stakes are enormously high.
In a 2019 video clip, a newly elected Zelensky tells an Azov member in Donbas that he’s the President, not a sucker, and he’s told them to lay down their arms. The soldier defies him. A recent video message to the Greek Parliament included an Azov leader, underscoring Zelensky’s capture and undermining their support. Aaron writes:
While claiming to profess concern for Ukrainian lives, NATO policymakers have made plain their disregard for diplomacy. Instead, as [former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs] Chas Freeman recently told me, they have pursued a policy of fighting Russia "to the last Ukrainian. … Everything we are doing, rather than accelerate an end to the fighting and some compromise, seems to be aimed at prolonging the fighting."
Invoking Freeman's warning, Noam Chomsky concurs that US policy amounts to a "death warrant" for Ukraine.
An interview with Scott Ritter reinforces that Ukraine is a captured state and gives evidence of atrocities attributed to the Russians, such as the Bucha Massacre, being false-flag events perpetrated by neo-Nazi Ukranian soldiers in retaliation for ‘collaborators’ who received food from Russian soldiers.
So my hopeful solution that individual regions could negotiate their own peace with Russia seems unlikely. Every day seems to bring more twisted machinations to light.