Toward an honorable Ukraine ceasefire

Here are some suggested win-win steps that Kyiv, Moscow or Washington should take to shut down the Russo-Ukrainian war. These steps are designed to initially be taken by just one government so that they can be taken NOW. Each of these moves would “succeed even if they fail” and would stand a good chance of moving the conflict toward an honorable ceasefire. 

Now that they have had some successes against the Russian government…Washington or Kyiv should make a tiny humanitarian gesture or other conciliatory gesture aimed at sparking a response-in-kind. For instance, a small-scale prisoner release or slight reduction in some sanction that only hurts the people. This should be videotaped and done with much fanfare. It should involve an implicit request for the enemy to reciprocate, in some tiny popular way. If Moscow fails to reciprocate, this will enrage the world further and strengthen Kyiv or Washington’s positions.  And the gesture can always be repeated in some new form until it works.  If Moscow does reciprocate, that opens the door for Kyiv or Washington to make a new, larger ameliorative gesture and so on. The goal should be an “escalating” series of conciliatory gestures until the shooting is much reduced. Each side should  gain a benefit each step of the way regardless of how the other side reacts.

Moscow, for its part, should not wait for western governments to do this. It should propose and implement a small unilateral ameliorative gesture of its own, also well publicized. Western media censorship of Moscow’s statements…is becoming a serious problem, however. They can always call and reach 200,000 people!

This idea of “escalating humanitarian gestures” is a long shot, at least coming from a not-very-important-person like me. But back channels may have saved the world during the Cuban crisis. Maybe this will inspire someone more influential to try a back channel of their own or forward this simple idea.

Moscow has proven it can wreak enormous damage and is willing to do so when you move your empire too close to Russia.   Various territories are now its to lose, and the sooner the fighting stops the less chance it loses them all…or loses everything in a cloud of ICBM’s.

Ukraine has already proven it can fight in the best traditions of Estonia’s war of independence and Finland’s Winter War.  The West and/or Ukraine could easily aim for objectives similar to those which the Finns successfully achieved, during their solo war with Moscow in 1940: Capture the world’s imagination, be its heroes, put up a stunning fight, but limit and end the war in a negotiated settlement which gives Moscow enough ground to bury its dead. Finland’s Winter War was technically a draw, but it put Finland on the map as a place not to mess with and drew a line against USSR expansion.  Ukraine is already on the path to accomplishing this, if it can just figure out how, when and where to stop.

These are not pro-freedom objectives par se, but they would end the war (and perhaps the nuclear exchange likelihood) without appeasement.  No one today would argue that the Finns “appeased” Moscow; they disemboweled its army as Ukraine is now doing.

Once the shooting stops, or at least is dramatically reduced, the long path toward toward Ukrainian healing and world progress can continue.

Dave Ridley

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  1. Ridley – Go talk to Biden.

  2. You don’t have a clue what the goal is for the Ukraine. You all are well under this claim, “The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality— judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'” Ron Suskind interviewing Karl Rove

    ALL you King seekers do is react. Reaction, like seeking Kings is for dumb animals. Farmed animals who only want to lower the fences around t.h.e.m.. Not destroy t.h.e.m.. Farmed animals who believe t.h.e.y. are not farmed, as you all live based on the use of money denying what that means. You actually believe you can base your lives on the use of money and be moral, just and honorable? You are two dimensional thinkers in a four dimensional universe. Of course among you are those who comprehend my words and are among you to keep you as you are, chattel. Well away from the reality of “the jew”.

    All that is required is to deny the one true God in all your lives. You ALL do this well, in your minds. But to Adults you are the chattel your demand to base your lives on money makes you. “What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.…. Money is the jealous god of Israel, IN FACE OF WHICH NO OTHER GOD MAY EXIST. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities…. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange…. The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.” Karl Marx

    Did you all understand IN FACE OF WHICH NO OTHER GOD MAY EXIST? You do know only one God can be followed? Don’t you ALL spout this? Do you comprehend what you’re spouting? Of course for the fool, the criminal, the ignorant, denial of their one true God is paramount. For the Adult? Our God is beyond the comprehension of the fool, the criminal, the ignorant. WE, the Adults, have a Trinity you simply are voluntarily incapable of fathoming. Don’t ask me, you can’t understand, yet.

    Once a people deny their True God no good can be worked by t.h.e.m.. Their energy will be used against them and to control and kill others, based on lies. Jews lies. The lies ALL who base their lives on money must believe.

    You’re “opinion” on the Ukraine is embarrassing for those of us who know the goal. The goal has been plastered all over judaic media and openly stated by zelensky but YOU ALL are deniers of the realities you claim to be working away from. After all “the messenger spoils the message”, right?

    Reality matters not as long as the messenger is liked? You 5 watts are supremacists. ALL criminality stems from a sense of supremacism. All criminality folks. You’re supremacists who actually see the limits of this world as the limits of your visions.
    “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” Arthur Schopenhauer
    Your visions are kept woefully myopic by your own choice. This most evil attitude can only be used by those far above you in THEIR vision of the world. Which is “If my son’s did not want wars there would be none”. Gutle Schnaper Rothschild wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild on her deathbed 1849

    “Wars should be directed so that the nations engaged on both sides should be further in our debt.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “Our goal is to win ultimate control of the wealth, natural resources and manpower of the entire world.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “Remember my children, that all the earth must belong to us Jews, and that the gentiles, being mere excrement’s of animals, must possess nothing.” ~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild on his deathbed, 1812

    “The use of any and all means to achieve our final goal is justified. The ruler who governs by the moral code is not a skilled politician because he leaves himself vunerable and in an unstable position.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “We were the first to put Liberty, Equality and Fraternity into the mouths of the masses, which set up a new aristocracy. The qualification of this aristocracy is WEALTH, which is dependent on us.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “Candidates for public office should be servile and obedient to our commands so that they may readily be used.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “Panics and financial depressions would ultimately result in World Government, a new order of one world government.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    You refuse to know WHY we fight continuously so you all believe, insanities. The insanities the creators of your true God tell you. For instance here is a true reason for WW2, “What thrust us into war were not Hitler’s political teachings: the cause, this time, was his successful attempt to establish a new economy. The cause of the war were: envy, greed and fear.” J.F.C. Fuller

    “Germany’s unforgivable crime before the second world war,” Churchill said,” was her attempt to extricate her economic power from the world’s trading system and to create her own exchange mechanism which would deny world finance its opportunity to profit.” (Churchill to Lord Robert Boothby, quoted in the Foreword, 2nd Ed. Sydney Rogerson, Propaganda in the Next War 2001, orig. 1938.

    Here is the secondary reason for both world wars, “Israel won the war [WW I]; we made it; we thrived on it; we profited from it. It was our supreme revenge on Christianity.” (The Jewish Ambassador from Austria to London, Count Mensdorf, 1918)

    “Full Responsibility for the First World War, lies squarely on the shoulders of the International Jewish Bankers. They are responsible for Millions of dead and dying.” – (US. Congressional Record 67th Congress, 4. Sitting, Senate Document nr. 346)

    “We Jews are going to bring war on Germany.”
    — David Brown, President of American Hebrew, in 1934, quoted in Edmonson’s I Testify, page 188.

    “Germany is the enemy of Judaism and must be pursued with deadly hatred. The goal of Judaism of today is: a merciless campaign against all German peoples and the complete destruction of the nation. We demand a complete blockade of trade, the importation of raw materials stopped, and retaliation towards every German, woman and child.” (Jewish professor A. Kulischer, October, 1937)

    “We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry… Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy’s fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory.”- Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel, in a Speech on December 3, 1942, in New York. “World War II was a Jewish plot to make way for the foundation of the Jewish State in Palestine.” (Joseph Burg [a Jew]).

    “The Second World War is being fought for the defense of the fundamentals of Judaism.”— The Chicago Jewish Sentinel, October 8, 1942.

    “Even if we Jews are not bodily with you in the trenches, we are nevertheless morally with you. THIS IS OUR WAR, (WW 2), AND YOU ARE FIGHTING IT FOR US.” (Les Nouvelles Litteraires, February 10, 1940).

    Now go parse those claims by a few who were-are FAR more “visual” as in smart, knowledgeable and aware than ANY of you seem to be, voluntarily. Do the claims align with your “opinions” of why “the jew” conned us into both wars? No? Perhaps the “messenger” is not dressed well enough or is not articulate enough? Or is it that jews and their lackeys have conned you not to even listen to those who know t.h.e.m.? After all for YOU folks these are NOT true, right? “When humans yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon”. Thomas Paine.

    “Mankind has been manipulated to become “unconscious” through the use of programming by media and politics.
    Vladimir Putin

    “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” Arthur Schopenhauer

    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”?
    Mark Twain

    Belief is the enemy of knowing. Religion is the worst insult to reality. J.I.

    The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself. James Wolcott

    We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we’re being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned? Guy Ritchie quotes

    “Every con depends on the mark wanting to believe the con is true. Belief is a self generated mental illness used by those to pathetic to handle reality.” Slinky

    The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them
    already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. Leo Tolstoy

    “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl

    He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done. Leonardo da Vinci

    ITS TIME TO PUNISH EVIL. ITS TIME TO identify evil, then kill t.h.e.m..

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