Medvedev: for “National Defense” magazine
Medvedev’s article for the magazine “National Defense”
✔️ History repeats itself. Once again, we are confronted by almost an entire empire of various enemies: Ukrainian and European neo-fascists, the United States, other Anglo-Saxons and their vassals (about fifty countries). They set themselves the goal of wiping our country off the face of the earth. It won’t work. We are stronger, and now it is also obvious. And the notorious “Western world” is only a small part of the world community, about 15% of the world’s population.
The past year has taught us a lot. Rallied citizens in the fight against a common enemy. Made them steadfast on the way to the main goal. We finally got rid of illusions about the “democratic” West, whose hypocrisy and rabid Russophobia have gone beyond all imaginable limits. But the main thing is that this year we have gained a firm confidence in our own abilities. The fact that we will win!
✔️ The anniversary of the start of the special operation has stirred up a hysterical propaganda wave in the West. Including – stories about how badly in need of the latest NATO tanks, fighters, weapons “defenseless” Ukraine. This is an obvious lie to all normal people. The volume of Western supplies to the Kiev regime reached astronomical amounts long before the special operation.
With regard to Zelensky, President Biden is guided by the well-known American principle “Of course it’s a son of a bitch, but it’s our son of a bitch.” The total volume of the “targeted package” of American military assistance to our adversaries will soon reach about $ 50 billion – and this is without taking into account European “transfers”. The lion’s share of deliveries fell during the period of the special operation, but the intensive shipment of weapons to Ukraine began already in August 2021.
The West keeps afloat the nationalist junta, which by itself would not last very long. The West artificially prolongs its agony in the hope that in this way it will be possible to exhaust and weaken Russia, its long–standing and most important geopolitical opponent. Then, as unnecessary, the ones used, will be scrapped.
That’s exactly what the West has always done, even with its beloved “sons of bitches.” Kiev figures do not seem to have fully realized this yet. But what to take from them – their mind has never been their strong point.
During the special operation, Ukraine received more than enough from America to prolong military operations as much as possible. Including at least 40 HIMARS mobile MLRS and ammunition for them, 8 air defense systems NASAMS, 31 M1 tanks, 45 T-72V tanks, 109 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, 300 M113 and 90 Striker armored personnel carriers, more than 1,600 Stinger MANPADS, over 8,500 Javelin ATGMS and more than 50,000 other anti-tank systems. The list is long. Plus, the US administration has authorized the supply of American weapons and military equipment from some NATO and EU member states worth more than $ 13 billion. These figures destroy the myth of Ukraine as a “victim” better than any long-range weapon.
✔️ We don’t have any “bosses”. Russia is self-sufficient. We protect our homeland and compatriots. It is pointless to put pressure on us, it is useless to order and intimidate us. We are free in our actions, aware of our goals and responsibilities. And they can stand up for themselves by themselves, without anyone’s pointers and handouts. Our military-industrial complex is able to produce everything necessary to repel and suppress any aggression. Now the defense industry of our country is working in such a way that no large-scale supplies of Western weapons to our enemies will be able to provide an advantage on the frontline. The fact that in such a short period it was possible to upscale the production of weapons, military equipment and weapons of destruction surprised our opponents.
✔️ What’s next? I am sure that the most important thing for us is to preserve the spirit of civic unity that we see in Russian society. And move on to a normal life, focused primarily on creation. To ensure stability, well-being and prosperity of the new territories within Russia. Our strength, resilience and sense of responsibility for the future of the whole world are with us. Just like it was in the Great Patriotic War. Nazism, which has dared to raise its head in Europe again, will be defeated”.
Allow me to tell a short story which is the reason why I understand Medvedev’s article in depth and in the visceral emotional milieu.
Some years ago, we had a small dinner party for friends. My dad-in-law was visiting and he was old and frail at the time. The group consisted of multiple nationalities. The conversation turned to: “Where were you when the Berlin Wall came down?” and a vibrant and wonderful and highly spirited conversation ensued. (OK, there was good booze as well.)
My dad-in-law signaled and asked me to help him to his room, as this was all too loud and spirited for him and I did what he asked.
The real conversation started the next morning over breakfast with only myself and my dad-in-law. He asked whether I wanted to know where he was when the wall came down and of course I begged for the story. My dad-in-law in his career years was a highly placed executive in one of the largest petro-chemical industries in the world, responsible for starting industry with all and any petro-chemical waste products (plastics, aluminum, additives etc.,) and he traveled all over the world, hobnobbed with business and country leaders, and was invited to celebrations such as the Nobel prize giving (That was cleaner at the time).
And so, a very long conversation, over months, ensued. He said: “When the wall came down, we were in Russia and we had been there already for a year. Our task was to rape and plunder Russia and we did. We shot ’em like fish in a barrel and set up industry in such a manner that no profit would reach them, but all went to the US.”
We discussed the business, and how they did it, how a certain alphabet agency just created law on the fly sometimes with coercion, and then over time, the conversation reached the issue of morals. I could agree with him, what the US industry leaders did was mostly kinda legal or they created systems to pretend morality, but certainly, the immorality was off the charts. He was a moral man, and this conversation was somewhat of a confession. He related to me what a moral man had to do, to find forgiveness for himself. Back in the US, one thing that he did, was to buy a Russian fur hat when the snow started flying and he did not care what anyone said to him – he wore his hat in cold times – animal activists be damned! At the end of the season, he would donate it to a cause, and next winter would buy a new one. There were other similar small acts of contrition as he was a moral man.
After this instruction on how the US deep state actually functioned, in detail, by one of the men who moved the levers and paid a heavy price for it, I understand Medvedev and wish that Russia could soon “move on to a normal life, focused primarily on creation.”
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Thanks for story.. the rape of Russia, followed by that of Balkans, then every other defenseless region, gave them a little more time.. but the music has stopped now. Even cannibalizing a part, Europe, will not be enough.. the words of Medvedev are hypersonic missiles. so deadly! Does the West… Read more »
Yes, his turnaround is so great that I would not be surprised to find that his pussycat persona was a ruse to fool the West while reconstruction proceeded without interference.
Russia’s transformation has been a beautiful thing, a thing of great wonder.
Amarynth, Medvedev is being a little disingenuous here I think. The Americans/NATO are caught in a bear trap the Russians set for them. As the sun sets on the American Empire it is rising on an reinvigorated Russia. If the USA dare not fight Russia now then they will never… Read more »
medvedev was with putin from the beginning. i suspect putin, patrushev, lavrov, medvedev…under primakov’s mentorship…steered their remarkable & rarely documented coup directly from the gaping mouths & full thrust cocks of yeltsin’s/empire’s free for all rape to take control & return power & salvation back to mother. libya was medvedev’s… Read more »