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Mike Krupa: It’s The 1920s of The 21st Century
The Poland-based podcaster, writer, and international affairs analyst _Mike Krupa _joined _The Two Mikes_ today for a wide-ranging discussion on current events.
On Ukraine, Mr. Krupa said that it appears that the Ukrainian military is headed toward defeat and has so far lost 200,000-ro 250,000 dead soldiers, and another 300,000 wounded. He added that it seems clear that the support of NATO countries for the Ukraine war also is eroding, as the recent trips to China by Macron and the EU president to seek Beijing's help in bringing a negotiated end to the war show.
Mr. Krupa added, however, that some Eastern European NATO states, including Poland's leaders, are still are driven by the memories of their former Soviet masters' savage misdeeds and are ready to continue backing Ukraine, not recognizing the stark difference between Bolshevik Russia and the neo-Tsarist, pro-Christian Putin government.
They also seem not to recognize the clear fact that the war was caused by British and U.S. policies, actions, and greed, rather than by any other factors. All told, Mr. Krupa said that the EU is drifting toward what should have occurred after the fall of the USSR; namely the end of NATO and the construction of an EU-centric defense organization, for which France's Macron, at least, has shown a strong interest.
Finally, the three of us shared no clear idea of why Finland accepted NATO membership. Clearly the Finnish leaders -- who dropped the country's long and highly beneficial policy of neutrality and failed to consult the country's people via a referendum on either ending neutrality and joining NATO.
Finland has now knowingly put its head on Russia's chopping block as its geographical position is even more threatening to that country than was Ukraine's. It will be home to NATO bases, it is only slightly more than 200 air miles from St. Petersburg, and its northern territory puts it in a position to help NATO threaten Russian activities in the Arctic. Finland's 2022-2023 foreign policy can serve as a new and better definition of self-defeating geopolitical madness.
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