Throughout the post-WW II period, hegemon USA-dominated NATO had things its own way virtually unimpeded.
Beginning with the rape and destruction of nonbelligerent, nonthreatening North Korea, the war-making alliance smashed one invented enemy after another with impunity.
According to hegemon logic, war on humanity at home and abroad is acceptable under what Washington calls its “rules-based” order — what virtually renders international and constitutional law null and void.
The same logic considers self-defense — as the UN Charter allows in response to aggression — unacceptable.
Since WW II ended until Vladimir Putin acted in defense of the rule of law with Russia’s security in mind by seeking guarantees to protect it from hegemon USA last December, the world turned on the old order.
No longer under a new world order that’s unfolding in real time.
In response to the Biden regime’s thumb in Russia’s eye response to its justifiable security concerns — along with 8 years of US-orchestrated and directed aggression by vassal state Ukraine on Donbass to maintain a permanent state of war along Russia’s border — Putin drew a line in the sand across which he’ll tolerate no more.
At long last, he changed the rules of the game.
Moscow’s security depends on halting Kiev’s aggression on Donbass — what amounts to a virtual hegemon USA proxy war on Russia.
What’s been ongoing since Putin recognized the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk on Feb.21 — especially since he acted militarily to smash the rampaging of Ukraine’s war machine — a new world order is replacing the old one.
On Thursday, Putin explained that Russia’s pursuit of peace and stability in Donbass over the past 8 years — under old world order rules — was fruitless, adding:
“It became impossible to tolerate it” any longer.
“We had to stop (Ukrainian) atrocit(ies)” against four million Donbass DPR and LPR residents.
They “pinned their hopes on Russia” to be able to breathe free from the scourge of Kiev’s aggression — from hegemon USA’s proxy war on their lives, liberty and future.
Putin decided to render Ukraine’s war machine inoperable.
Russia’s military accomplished much over a short 48-hour period.
Kiev’s military bases and air defenses were smashed.
The same goes for the Zelensky regime’s command and control capabilities.
Its air and naval capabilities are at most a shadow of their state two days ago.
US/NATO supplied weapons, munitions and related equipment are being obliterated.
If resupplied in the near-term while Kiev’s aggression continues, they’ll likely be destroyed again.
At its discretion, Moscow controls Ukraine’s airspace, coastal waters and borders near Russia’s territory.
Dozens of Kiev border guards abandoned their posts, laid down their weapons and entered Russia unarmed.
The Kiev regime has a choice.
Cease aggression on Donbass or risk loss of its military capabilities altogether — to include mass defections from its ranks by conscripts wanting no part of war-making on anyone.
Russian military operations are focusing exclusively on Ukrainian military targets — not its cities or civilian population.
On Thursday, a Russian Foreign Ministry statement responded to hostile EU actions as follows, saying:
“The EU’s continuing unfriendly steps against Russia and (its) fraternal DPR and LPR will not be able to stop the progressive development of our states and the provision of assistance to them.”
“In accordance with the principle of reciprocity, which is fundamental to international law, we will take tough response measures” against EU bloc nations.
“Instead of analyzing what happened and critically re-evaluating their role in the situation in the DPR and LPR, the EU resorted to the sanctions approach mistakenly believing that they are an effective way forward.”
“No one authorized (Brussels) to address the problems of war and peace in Europe.”
The same goes for hegemon USA.
“Only the UN Security Council has this international legal prerogative.”
“Our repeated messages to Kiev and its Western handlers about the need to stop the violence in Donbass and to implement the Minsk Package of Measures have fallen on deaf ears.”
“For them, the people of the DPR and LPR” don’t exist.
“Even after Russia recognized the independence of these republics, the shelling not only did not stop, but even intensified.”
Separately on Thursday, Sergey Lavrov said the following:
“We held tense and detailed discussions with” hegemon USA and its NATO vassal states in vain.
Yet “(w)e hope that there is still a chance to return to international law and international commitments.”
“Considering that we are taking measures announced by (Vladimir Putin) to ensure the security of the country and the Russian people, we will always be ready for dialogue that will return all to justice and principles of the UN Charter.”
There’s no ambiguity about how hegemon USA-dominated NATO has operated for time immemorial — trashing the rule of law instead of observing it.
Russia will no longer tolerate the unacceptable status quo.
The rules of the game are now changed.
On Thursday, the Biden regime arrogantly and unacceptably expelled Russia’s Minister Counselor Sergey Trepelkov.
In response, Moscow’s US envoy Anatoly Antonov stressed that the Kremlin will not let the move go unanswered.
Multiple rounds of US and EU sanctions were illegally imposed on Russia, more likely ahead to continue perpetual Western war on Russia by other means.
In response, Russian diplomat Mikhail Galuzin said the following:
The US-dominated West unacceptably asserts its “exceptionality…superiority, and (self-proclaimed right) to punish those who do not agree with (the) policies” of their ruling regimes.
“(T)his is not only a problem for Russia, it is a problem for the entire international community.”
A Final Comment
On Thursday, dementia Joe’s impersonator recited more pre-scripted lines prepared by his handlers — what amounted to a televised temper tantrum, wrapped in a litany of bald-faced Big Lies.
More illegal sanctions were announced with more of the same ahead.
Russia long ago took steps to mitigate their effectiveness.
A US-dominated NATO summit on Friday will plot further hostile to peace and stability moves.
Events over the last 48 hours have been fast-moving.
More on what’s going on in follow-up reports.