Written by J. D. Longstreet
Czar Putin Resurrecting Old Soviet Empire
Once upon a time in the land of Russka, Czar Vladimir of Putin, perceived himself of a notion, and was, thereby, convinced (easily and quickly) that somewhere it was written that he, and ONLY he, would be the savior of the glorious Empire of the Council of Soviets.
An invasion of the ancestral home of the feared and ferocious Cossacks was necessary to begin the sacred campaign to restore the empire of the comrades.
The army of Vladimir of Putin, stripped all insignia of the tribe of Russka from their battle dress, disguised themselves as local bands of freedom fighters dedicated to saving the Cossack's homeland from the influence of the western devils led by the Black King of a much diminished mongrel people from many tribes and many lands who were forever fighting among themselves for favors of the Black King or for the Black King's throne. His domestic weakness stemmed chiefly from the belief by many subjects that he was/is an interloper in the royal line as his genealogy is said to lead to a paternal origin -- and his own birth -- in the Land of the "Mountain of Whiteness" or Kirinyaga in a land far to the south of the Cossack's homeland and far, far, to the east of the land he now rules.
The gravitas and power of the Black King has been measured on the scales of Czar Putin and has been found wanting. As the question of his legitimacy damaged his value as a leader, so the fealty and allegiance of the near vassal kings, whose thrones lie near upon the continent of the Cossack homeland, wavered. Worry rests with varying degrees of security upon the heads of the kings bearing the crowns of the great and ancient kingdoms bounded by the vast cold reaches of the great northern ocean. Though they treat together in a mutual protection pact their hearts are troubled by the Black King's penchant for seeking refuge behind a cascade of words that pour from his golden tonsils onto mere plowshares and pruning hooks once employed in their original shapes as swords and spears by the Black King's predecessors to win the freedom of these very same northern sea kingdoms from such as Czar Putin.
Now that the black velvet shadow of the great sun dial is cast upon "their turn" they lurch about leaderless as their fellow descendents of the Alans gaze wistfully westward and see only a setting sun whose rays are slipping quickly away and the lights of a once great city on a hill dimming in the far distance and leaving only darkness, decline, destitution, depression, and the death of a nation allowed only an all too little taste of freedom before it was quickly snatched from them by the power hungry Czar Putin, leader of the great army from the North.
It has become clear to all that this war is a game played between the primary combatants, the Czar and the Black King. It is already clear that the Black King has lost and is but marking time, marching in place, while the tides of history wash past him.
Czar Vladimir of Putin looks westward. He would lock gazes with the Black King, but the Black King will not. A newly formed bi-polar world knows instinctively that the rhetorical war over the Cossack's land has become a "Game of Stones."
With apologies to "Game of Thrones" American author George R. R. Martin and all the producers, directors, actors and everyone affiliated with the excellent production of HBO we have attempted to show just how ancient the the origin of the war, (and that is exactly what it is) in Ukraine really is and the causation, which is even more ancient than the war itself.
It is extremely rare that the US finds itself negotiating from a position of weakness rather than strength and this lethal bargaining position can only result in many decades of slavery and oppression for those caught behind the digital(?) curtain soon to descend between the two spheres of free and unfree peoples of the earth.
Many of those of us who fancy ourselves students of history are convinced that Czar Putin is intent on resurrecting the old Soviet Empire. (Note: I refer to myself as "a student of history" as I am still studying it and learning from it." Only a fool deliberately ceases to study and learn.) If we are correct, he is not finished, not by a long shot. he wants and will take the remainder of the Ukraine.
It is said that without the Ukraine, Russia is a country. However, WITH the Ukraine, Russia is an empire!
The Ukraine was, for many centuries, the breadbasket of not only Russia, but of much, if not all, of Europe, as well. Though Russia is afloat upon a sea of oil, one quickly learns one cannot consume oil as a part of the human diet. Therefore a source of bread must be secured. Czar Putin is well on the way to doing just that.
Invading and securing the Crimea for Russia was a given. As sure as sunrise, Putin would, and did, seize that fertile peninsula mostly populated by old Russian families long inhabitants of that enclave. It is quickly becoming a staging base of uniformed Russian troops readying for a massive push into the Ukraine proper to the north and west of the Crimea. Oh, those "freedom fighters" in nondescript unmarked uniforms sans unit insignia and country of allegiance insignia appear to this scribe as Spetznaz GRU troops, elite Russian special forces troops under the immediate command of the Russian military much like the US Green Berets and US SEALs. Their demeanor is far more akin to that of active duty military soldiers than of loosely run, locally controlled, militia units. No. Without doubt, they are active duty Russian military.
Driven by a deep seated, DNA ingrained form of national paranoia, Russia has a bloody history of attacking and invading its neighboring countries and holding them at the point of a bayonet to create an empire. Reluctant though the citizens of those enslaved countries have been, they were held together by spit, hay bailing wire, gut wrenching fear, and 7.72 caliber ammunition belched from the barrels of those infamous AK-47 assault rifles.
And now, Putin is dead set upon recreating that pseudo empire. It's not real, it's not genuine -- but -- it does have the appearance of the real thing though it is a fake, a mockery, and a falsity. It serves its purpose -- and that is to fool the "useful idiots" of the west.
Days before those Spetznaz troops showed up in the Crimea, this scribe off-offhandedly mentioned the fact that they would soon arrive. And they did.
So. What can the US do? The short and accurate answer is -- nothing. The current leadership of the US has neutered our armed forces and left us with hardly enough military strength to protect the homeland and certainly not enough to project what used to be formidable power in diverse places overseas.
No longer. Obama has transformed the US into that "paper tiger" we have so often been accused of being.
J. D. Longstreet
J. D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in "America First".
He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an "in the field" and "on-air" news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator.
Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to "old Lutheranism" to express and exercise his faith.