General Flynn: Biden Could Cause ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Deaths over Ukraine
'The rhetoric about the Ukraine conflict is out of control'
General Michael Flynn has warned that the U.S. is now extremely close to an armed conflict with Russia amid the massive military buildup in Ukraine, which the media has mostly sidelined.
In an explosive op-ed for The Western Journal, Flynn notes that Americans who are aware of the apparent catastrophe with Russia and Ukraine, can do little but watch hopelessly as Biden leads the nation into a potential horrific and bloody war.
But what are those costs, and who is to blame?
Flynn writes that elites are largely immunized from the consequences of such wars, and decisions are never a result of consultation with the people; indeed if they were, "wars would be very rare."
Flynn writes in his ope-ed:
The rhetoric about the Ukraine conflict is out of control. President Joe Biden threatens that Russia would “pay a heavy price” for any incursion into Ukraine.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns of “massive consequences” for Russia. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, “We don’t rule out first-use nuclear action.”
First-use nuclear action rhetoric is not only extremely dangerous, but these types of nonsensical remarks also threaten the stability of the entire world.
Policy wonks throw around the phrase “failure of imagination” when it comes to intelligence community failures. The entire Biden administration, along with the neocon defense and foreign policy thinks tanks in Washington, are failing to imagine the consequences of the dangers lurking in Eastern Europe currently.
Flynn also recalled Biden’s failures in Afghanistan and noted a recent State Department call which said:
“Given that the President has said military action by Russia could come at any time. The U.S. Government will not be in a position to evacuate U.S. Citizens.
"So U.S. citizens, currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly.”
From State Dept call: “Given that the President has said military action by Russia could come at any time. The US government will not be in a position to evacuate US citizens. So US citizens, currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly.” Arrange commercial flights.— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) January 24, 2022
As NBC recently reported:
The State Department warned Americans not to travel to Ukraine or Russia, citing the possibility of Russian military action. Moscow has amassed more than 100,000 troops at its border with Ukraine but denied planning an invasion even as Western fears mount.
Biden warned that Russia would face “disaster” if it invaded Ukraine.
“If they actually do what they’re capable of doing with the forces amassed on the border, it is going to be a disaster for Russia,” he said, adding, “Our allies and partners are ready to impose severe costs and significant harm on Russia and the Russian economy.”
Fynn urged people to “resist the propaganda barrage from the establishment media,” in order to demand the government stop beating the drums of war.
The Biden administration wants us to believe that Russia is seeking to regain its former greatness by overthrowing the government of Volodymyr Zelensky and replacing it with a puppet government that it would control. The neocon-dominated establishment in both of our political parties wants us to believe that the Soviet Union still exists and is inherently expansionary.
Just as the nation was sold a hoax about Russia having elected President Donald Trump in 2016, another illusion now is being sold. Do not believe a word of it!
Flynn also notes Russia’s main concern is Ukraine being admitted into the NATO military alliance.
As a Russian official explained in a Tass article:
“We are alarmed by reports some member-countries of NATO have stepped up the deployment of lethal weapons and military personnel to Ukraine.”
If Ukraine were admitted into NATO, Russia would be fully aware that NATO and the United States could position missiles on its border.
But Blinken asserted that Ukraine must have the right to join NATO, which the Russians understand would result in nuclear weapons being placed at its doorstep.
Flynn then puts the conflict into a historical context:
If President John Kennedy was justified in risking war to prevent nuclear missiles from being installed in Cuba in 1961, then why exactly is Russian President Vladimir Putin being reckless in risking war to prevent NATO weapons from being installed in Ukraine in 2022? Would any great nation allow the development of such a threat on its border?
The world could have been thrown into war in October 1962 if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had not been willing to take into consideration the non-negotiable position that Kennedy was taking. Kennedy promised not to invade Cuba, and he later reciprocated Khruschev’s action by removing U.S. Jupiter missiles from Turkey. Both great nations acted responsibly, and the Cuban Missile Crisis ended peacefully.
The events of October 1962 remind us that there are great principles that govern how great nations must treat each other to preserve the peace.
Flynn goes on to write that both the United States and the Russian Federation are great nations but also warns that they have thousands of nuclear weapons that could kill hundreds of millions.
Flynn advised it would be wise for Biden and Blinken to listen to Putin’s concerns and why he believes Russia’s vital national interests are at risk.
“If the United States has no comparable national interest to that of Russia, that should be the basis for de-escalation,” Flynn adds.