Intrepid readers were informed of three inconvenient truths about the West and Ukraine: 1) that former Soviet Republic is now literally “a NATO client state propped up by the US and Europe”; 2) CNN now acknowledged that “The question is whether the West has a similar appetite for the long haul (as Russia does)”; and 3) “There are also doubts whether Ukrainian forces…could threaten Putin’s land bridges to Crimea”, all of which is in spite of everything that the Golden Billion claimed for a full year.
CNN’s Stephen Collinson published an op-ed on Thursday titled “The West’s hardest task in Ukraine: Convincing Putin he’s losing”, the doomed-to-fail purpose of which is to convince the Russian leader to unilaterally withdraw from all the territory that Kiev claims as its own. This psy-op is inadvertently counterproductive to his de facto New Cold War bloc’s interests in this proxy war though since he unwittingly revealed some inconvenient truths about the West and Ukraine.
After a full year of denying the following objectively existing state of geopolitical affairs, CNN finally admitted in this piece that “Ukraine is now in the extraordinary position of being effectively a NATO client state propped up by the US and Europe, whose survival, even if there’s an eventual ceasefire deal, will probably require decades of Western support.” Without intending to, this actually extends credence to Moscow’s aims in its special operation and explains why President Putin is unlikely to ever give up.
The next inconvenient truth that Collinson accidentally disclosed in his latest piece is that the US-led West’s Golden Billion might not have the same staying power in the Ukrainian Conflict as Russia does. To his credit, he even referenced NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg’s damning admission earlier this week that the bloc is indeed embroiled in a “race of logistics”/”war of attrition” with Moscow, which confirmed the existence of its military-industrial crisis that’s poised to inevitably reduce its aid to Kiev.
The final point put forth in his article that’s disadvantageous to the West’s interests in this proxy war is his confession that “There are also doubts whether Ukrainian forces have the capacity to sever entrenched Russian defenses in the east and southern areas in a way that could threaten Putin’s land bridges to Crimea.” This too contradicts the “official narrative” about this conflict that existed prior to American and Polish officials decisively shifting it last month.
Intrepid readers were therefore informed of three inconvenient truths about the West and Ukraine: 1) that former Soviet Republic is now literally “a NATO client state propped up by the US and Europe”; 2) CNN now acknowledged that “The question is whether the West has a similar appetite for the long haul (as Russia does)”; and 3) “There are also doubts whether Ukrainian forces…could threaten Putin’s land bridges to Crimea”, all of which is in spite of everything that the Golden Billion claimed for a full year.
As the proverbial icing on this narrative cake, Collinson also let slip that “Ukraine awaits the arrival of recently pledged western tanks that it hopes will turn the tide”, which suggests that the military-strategic dynamics had indeed sometime earlier begun to trend in Russia’s favor over Kiev’s. That indisputably happened after Soledar’s liberation, which was the development responsible for prompting American and Polish officials to so decisively shift the “official narrative” about the conflict.
As the world approaches the one-year anniversary since the start of Russia’s special operation, it’s becoming abundantly clear to all that everything that the Golden Billion claimed up until this point was a lie. Ukraine is indeed “a NATO client state”, the West might not have “a similar appetite for the long haul” as Russia does, and it might ultimately be impossible for Kiev to “threaten Putin’s land bridges to Crimea” despite all the hype about those modern weapons that NATO is nowadays dispatching to it.
Not mentioned in CNN’s piece but pertinent to the larger context of the present one is that the New York Times recently admitted that the West’s anti-Russian sanctions were a failure, after which Bloomberg revealed that they actually resulted in India facilitating the export of Russian oil to the West. Russia also isn’t isolated either after the Financial Times published a four-part series fearmongering about its growing ties with Africa and India invited President Putin to this year’s G20 Summit.
Literally everything that this de facto New Cold War bloc’s perception managers claimed about Russia was a lie, which is why they’ve hastily sought to partially correct the record nowadays out of desperation to salvage some of their reputation after objective reality became impossible to deny. CNN’s latest article didn’t intend to serve that purpose but nevertheless ended up doing so, thus making it the latest proof of this trend in practice, which everyone is gradually beginning to acknowledge.