EU commissioner Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU will ban the Russian news agency Sputnik and the channel Russia Today so that "they can no longer spread their lies to justify Putin's war with their toxic disinformation in Europe ". The EU thus officially establishes the Orwellian Ministry of Truth, which by erasing memory rewrites history. Anyone who does not repeat the Truth transmitted by the Voice of America, an official US government agency, accusing Russia of "a horrible, completely unjustified and unprovoked attack against Ukraine" is outlawed. Outlawing myself, in extreme synthesis I report here the history of the last thirty years erased from our memory.
In 1991, while the Cold War was ending with the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union, the United States unleashed the first post-Cold War conflict in the Gulf announcing to the world that “there is no substitute for the leadership of the United States remaining the only State with global strength and influence”. Three years later, in 1994 NATO under US command carried out its first direct war action in Bosnia, and in 1999 attacked Yugoslavia: taking off mainly from Italian bases. For 78 days 1,100 airplanes carried out 38,000 raids unhooking 23 thousand bombs and missiles that destroyed bridges and industries in Serbia causing victims, especially among civilians.
While it was demolishing Yugoslavia with the war, and betraying its promise made to Russia "not to expand an inch to the East", NATO began its expansion to the East closer and closer to Russia, which would have brought it into twenty years to extend from 16 to 30 members incorporating countries of the former Warsaw Pact, former USSR and former Yugoslavia, preparing to officially include Ukraine, Georgia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, already in fact in NATO ( il manifesto, What is NATO's Eastern enlargement and why is it dangerous, 22 February 2022). Passing from war to war, the US and NATO attacked and invaded Afghanistan in 2001, and Iraq in 2003, they demolished the Libyan state with the 2011 war and started the same operation in Syria through ISIS partially blocked four years later by the Russian intervention. In Iraq alone, the two wars and the embargo killed about 2 million people including half a million children.
In February 2014, NATO, which had seized key posts in Ukraine since 1991, carried out the coup d'état that overthrew the duly elected president of Ukraine through specially trained and armed neo-Nazi formations. It was orchestrated on the basis of a precise strategy: attacking Ukraine's Russian populations to provoke a response from Russia and thus open a deep rift in Europe. When the Crimean Russians decided with the referendum to return to Russia which they were previously part of, and the Donbas Russians (bombed from Kyiv also with white phosphorus) entrenched themselves in two Republics, NATO's war escalation began against Russia supported by the EU where 21 over 27 member countries belong to NATO under US command.
In these eight years, US-NATO forces and bases with nuclear attack capabilities have been deployed in Europe closer and closer to Russia ignoring repeated warnings from Moscow. On December 15, 2021, the Russian Federation delivered to the United States of America a detailed draft Treaty to defuse this explosive situation (il manifesto, Russian "Aggressive move": Moscow proposes peace, December 21, 2021). It was not only rejected but, at the same time, the deployment of Ukrainian armored forces effectively under US-NATO command began a large-scale attack on Donbas Russians. Hence Moscow's decision to halt the US-NATO aggressive escalation, which was initiated with the military operation in Ukraine.
Demonstrating against war by erasing history means contributing consciously or not to the frantic US-NATO-EU campaign that marks Russia as a dangerous enemy, which splits Europe for their imperial designs of power dragging us to catastrophe.
Written by Manlio Dinucci