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@Mitwah posted:

Just learnt that Britain and France will be sending arms also. This can quickly escalate into a World War.

Perhaps Mitwah ... perhaps.

As issues/events progress, it will become much clearer how the situation will escalate to a major world-wide conflict.

Important to see what develops and what Russia will do in Finland, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia and the immediate neighboring countries.

Demerara_Guy
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In a major shift, Germany will send weapons to Ukraine

In a significant shift, the German government said Saturday it will send weapons and other supplies directly to Ukraine and supports some restrictions of the SWIFT global banking system for Russia

Numerous people demonstrate with signs and flags on Wilhelmsplatz in Stuttgart, Germany, against Russia's military deployment in Ukraine on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. [Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
The Associated Press
Numerous people demonstrate with signs and flags on Wilhelmsplatz in Stuttgart, Germany.

Germany’s chancellery announced Saturday evening that it will send 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 β€œStinger” surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine β€œas quickly as possible.”

ABC News

Mitwah
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Ukrainian officials say they have "complete control" over the country's second largest city Kharkiv following a day of heavy fighting with Russian forces. Video shows Russian soldiers being shot at as they enter the city behind armoured vehicles. Other footage shows Ukrainian troops firing RPGs from behind a street corner. Kharkiv is close to the Russian border in eastern Ukraine.
Mitwah
@Mr.T posted:
Ukraine is a hotbed of NAZI supporters. So no surprise that Germany would help them. By the way, if you are Chinese, Black, or Indian of race you can't escape from Ukraine. Only whites are allowed to flee.

Banna doan make up story. So you saying the US, Canada, England, France and the other countries giving assistance are nazi supporters?

I also saw on one of the news reports, a couple brothers among the crowd in Poland.

cain
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@Mr.T posted:
Ukraine is a hotbed of NAZI supporters. So no surprise that Germany would help them. By the way, if you are Chinese, Black, or Indian of race you can't escape from Ukraine. Only whites are allowed to flee.

The people of eastern europe and russia are de most racist Trenchie come across...the principle matters. Saudi is de most bigoted from religion point of view. Dem would cut Trenchie head off if dem can. So, Trenchie know which limp to jump pon. The West is still de BEst!

T

The people of eastern europe and russia are de most racist Trenchie come across...the principle matters. Saudi is de most bigoted from religion point of view. Dem would cut Trenchie head off if dem can. So, Trenchie know which limp to jump pon. The West is still de BEst!

Old societies have a lot of prejudices, war is a way of life for them. This war is no different. The West wants to isolate Putin by advancing NATO into Eastern Europe.

S

Oil hit $107 per barrel.  Guyana will make at least 300 million on the next lift.

Mr. Accountant, that increase would increase the cost of producing goods. The Economists are saying that an increase of $10/barrel could raise inflation by 10 basic points. Guyana imports most of its goods including basic food stuff. The rise in the price would finally be passed on to the poor Guyanese consumers.

PPP = Punishing Poor People.

Mitwah

Intervention in Ukraine was a result of the failure to resolve Russian security concerns

Dear Editor,

Carl von Clausewitz, the famed 18th – 19th century German General and military theoretician wrote in his celebrated book β€œVon Kriege” (On War) that war is a continuation of politics by other means.

Therefore to understand any war we need to know something about the politics that conventional politics and diplomacy could not resolve. This was what I was attempting when I wrote a letter to the press pointing out that Russia’s intervention into Ukraine was a result of the failure to resolve the question of Russian security concerns which was being debated since 1999 with the US and the NATO Alliance.

If NATO had guaranteed that it would not allow Ukraine to join that body, this war would not have happened.

I thought it necessary to bring those facts out because the statements of CARICOM leaders and CARICOM were not helpful in giving the masses in the region an appreciation of what were the main issues in that conflict.

Unfortunately, it is not just CARICOM leaders that appear to be cowed into not expressing the need for Russian Security concerns to be appreciated. The Guyanese media, the total media, Government and privately owned, have all gone in for self censorship.

They prefer to join the corporate media abroad and work to demonize Putin talking about his β€œimperial ambitions.”

It boggles the mind. After all Russia has no troops on the borders of the US or Germany, France etc. but all those countries have military personnel and forces on Russian borders. The US is separated by two huge oceans from Europe but it has military forces on Russia’s border.

Really, therefore, one may ask who really has imperial ambitions?

Our media, by shutting away other’s point of view because it does not correspond to the narrative of the corporate media or the leaders of NATO countries is delivering a blow to free speech which is a key component of democracy. At this point it may seem small but it is a slip that can turn into a slide.

This shifting of point of views reminds me of an observation that was made by Mr. Ashton Chase during the oppressive days of Burnhamism. In referring to some decisions of the courts he said that judges in Guyana had reached a point where Burnham did not have to tell them what decision to make, they anticipated what he wanted and ruled accordingly.

Self censorship will take us back to those times. Be aware!

Yours faithfully,

Donald Ramotar

Editor-in-Chief’s note: Three letters by Mr Ramotar on this subject were not published as they contained errors of fact. As it relates to this letter,  Russia does have troops on the borders of two NATO countries: Poland and Lithuania by virtue of its heavily armed exclave, Kaliningrad which is also home to its Baltic fleet.

Django
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@Mitwah posted:

Mr. Accountant, that increase would increase the cost of producing goods. The Economists are saying that an increase of $10/barrel could raise inflation by 10 basic points. Guyana imports most of its goods including basic food stuff. The rise in the price would finally be passed on to the poor Guyanese consumers.

PPP = Punishing Poor People.

You still not in touch with the economic realities of Guyana.  The earnings from oil due to high prices will off-set the inflationary effects on the economy and leave us in the black.  Don't get tie up with the trash being peddled by losers and charlatans.   

Billy Ram Balgobin