The Merchants of Death Matter

The bosses want war. But they preach peace. Their propagandists claim peace is their masters’ dream. A few progressives here and there keep trust on the propaganda, and take such a posture that stands for the warmongering bosses.

But facts come out as like a cat’s jump out of a sack.

The entire episode, told in short, is in the theatre of Ukraine, and the actors are the lords of war aspiring to retain their position of masters of the world. Actually, they are robbers always looking for something that can enrich them.

Douglas Macgregor, a retired US army colonel, claimed in a recent interview: Vladimir Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, was ready to accept Russia’s conditions for peace. But Boris Johnson, the recently ousted prime minister of the UK, prevented Zelensky from reaching a settlement with Russia.

Col Macgregor was interviewed by military historian Michael Vlahos in December 2022. It’s available in YouTube. Macgregor said in the interview: We have evidence that towards the end of March, Mr Zelensky said, ‘well, we could live with neutrality’, and when that word reached Washington and London, people became incensed. Boris Johnson represented Washington’s interests and said ‘absolutely not, we will support you to the bitter end. You must stand your ground and fight for every inch of Ukraine.’

According to Macgregor, the UK was responsible for the abrupt shutting down of the peace talks between delegations of Russia and Ukraine that began in March in Istanbul. There was news of a potential deal, under which Ukraine would have agreed to accept neutral status and renounce its plan to join the US-led military alliance NATO in exchange for Russia’s withdrawal to pre-February battle line.

This is not the first time that such a revelation has surfaced. In September, veteran US diplomat Fiona Hill wrote: An “interim settlement” was agreed in Istanbul.

Earlier than Fiona’s revelation, came another revelation from Ukraine. According to newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, Boris Johnson, during his Kiev visit in early-April, warned Ukraine officials: Even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, the West is not. In May, Ukrainian media linked the collapse of the Russia-Ukraine peace talks to Boris Johnson’s pressure on Kiev.

Yet, confusion or naïve’s sense of neutrality may prevail among those progressives. But politicking of the masters of war doesn’t depend on the naives’ imagination.

Numan Kurtulmus, deputy leader of Türkiye’s ruling party recently told CNN Turk: This war is not between Russia and Ukraine. It is a war between Russia and the West. The US and some countries in Europe are prolonging the conflict by supporting Ukraine. The West is using Ukraine to wage a war against Russia. So it has gone to sabotage Turkish diplomacy to end the war.

According to Kurtulmus, Putin and Zelensky were going to sign a deal. But someone did not happen that to happen.

Referring to the negotiations, the former Turkish deputy prime minister told CNN Turk: There was progress on certain issues, and we were reaching the final point, and suddenly we saw that the war accelerated. Someone is trying not to end the war. The US sees the prolongation of the war as its interest.

Now, after ignoring other facts coming out from European capitals over the last few months, it’s choice of anyone: which statement, of the warmongers or the revelations, to consider while deciding party in the war to blame.

After so many revelations, is it still a mystery: Who the party that has provoked and organised this war? Isn’t it the Empire-led war alliance NATO? Their preaching of peace is for clouding their war-business, a trade with death.


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Vol 55, No. 27, Jan 1 - 7, 2023