Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Former US Secretary Of State Kissinger Says Ukraine Must Give Up Land To Russia To End The War

 

The Telegraph: Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory 

Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe. 

The former US secretary of state and architect of the Cold War rapprochement between the US and China told a gathering in Davos that it would be fatal for the West to get swept up in the mood of the moment and forget the proper place of Russia in the European balance of power. 

Dr Kissinger said the war must not be allowed to drag on for much longer, and came close to calling on the West to bully Ukraine into accepting negotiations on terms that fall very far short of its current war aims.  

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WNU Editor: Henry Kissinger is also saying that Taiwan should not be the core issue between China and the U.S. .... Henry Kissinger says Taiwan cannot be at the core of negotiations between the U.S. and China (CNBC). 

Henry Kissinger gave more details on his views on the Russia - Ukraine war at a Financial Times event two weeks ago (see video below). 

 

Former US Secretary Of State Kissinger Says Ukraine Must Give Up Land To Russia To End The War  

Kissinger says Ukraine must give up land to Russia, warns West not to seek to humiliate Putin with defeat -- Business Insider  

Henry Kissinger: Ukraine Should Give Up Territory to Russia to Reach Peace -- Newsweek  

Kissinger: Ukraine, Russia Must Negotiate an End to the War Soon -- Newsmax

'Blue-Checks' Furious After Henry Kissinger Says Ukraine Should Cede Territory For Peace With Russia -- Zero Hedge

US Army Instructor Reportedly Spotted In Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

WNU Editor: If true, the U.S. is not even hiding their military presence in the country anymore. But there is something wrong with this video. His uniform does not look right. My gut tells me that he is a volunteer.

UN Says A Record-Breaking 100 Million People Have Fled Conflicts Around The World

 

Euronews: A record-breaking 100 million people have fled conflicts around the world, says United Nations 

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts, the UN refugee agency said Monday. 

UNHCR said the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide approached 90 million by the end of 2021, propelled by new waves of violence or protracted conflict in countries including Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Congo.  

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UN Says A Record-Breaking 100 Million People Have Fled Conflicts Around The World  

UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide -- UN News  

UN refugee agency: Number of displaced tops 100 million -- AP 

Number of displaced people passes 100 million for first time, says UN -- France 24  

Number of displaced people passes 100m for the first time, says UN -- The Guardian  

UN: Number of displaced people worldwide tops 100M for first time -- The Hill 

UN: More than 100 million people forcibly displaced in the world -- Al Jazeera

 Ukraine War Pushes Globe's Total Displaced Persons Past 100 Million For 1st Time Ever -- Zero Hedge

Mapping The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine -- May 24, 2022

Tweets On The Russia - Ukraine War

Tweets Of The Day

Picture Of The Day

Canadian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup run during Namejs 2022 military exercise near Strenci, Latvia, May 22. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins 

WNU Editor: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... NATO military exercises in Europe take on new urgency (Reuters).

Monday, May 23, 2022

China Says The US Has Shipped $70 bln Worth Of Weapons To Taiwan

Global Times: US should remember its commitment to one-China principle: Chinese FM 

Claiming its one-China principle is different from China's, the US is only retreating from its own promises and the common ground it reached with China, with the intention of obstructing China's peaceful reunification and attempting to build Taiwan into an "unsinkable aircraft carrier," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday at a press briefing in response to remarks from US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price on the one-China principle. 

Price said on Twitter on May 21 that China "continues to publicly misrepresent US policy. The US does not subscribe to the PRC's 'one-China principle' - we remain committed to our longstanding, bipartisan one-China policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, Three Joint Communiqués, and Six Assurances."  

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Update: China says US shipped $70 bln worth of weapons to Taiwan (TASS)  

WNU Editor: The key paragraph from the above Global Times article is the following .... .... What's more, the military ties between the two sides are becoming more frequent and open, and the scale of US arms sales to Taiwan is increasing, totaling more than $70 billion, which is in violation of the US commitment to gradually reduce arms sales to the island. The US side has also hyped the expansion of Taiwan's so-called "international space," trampling on its promises that the US has no intention of implementing "two Chinas" or a "one China, one Taiwan" policy. 

Here is the list of US Arms sales to Taiwan .... List of US arms sales to Taiwan (Wikipedia).

Chinese Invasion Plan For Taiwan Leaked

The audio and meeting photo were provided by Lude Media  

Times of India: Explosive audio leak details China's plan to invade Taiwan 

NEW DELHI: An unprecedented and explosive audio leak of a top-secret meeting of the Peoples Liberation Army has reveal China's detailed plan to attack Taiwan. 

Experts say that the audio clip posted on the YouTube channel of Lude media appears authentic. This will be the first time since the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 that a recording of a top-secret meeting of a military command has been leaked. 

Apparently, "allies" within the Communist Party of China (CPC), especially the military (codename "Thunder") carried out the recording of the meeting that took place on May 14. No wonder the knives are out to nail the source of the leak. The Lude media recording was also posted on the twitter account of Jennifer Zeng @jenniferatntd.  

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WNU Editor: The leaked audio (in Chinese) can be heard here (link here). 

I do not know if this leak is real, or it is part of a disinformation campaign. But if it is true to say that it is disturbing is an understatement. 

Chinese Invasion Plan For Taiwan Leaked  

Watch: Leaked video shows Chinese commanders discussing Taiwan invasion plan -- WION  

WW III Fears: China State Media Leaks Taiwan Invasion Plan -- Wall Street Rebel  

Audio Leaked of Chinese Military Meeting Discussing the Invasion of Taiwan and Defeat of Regional US Forces -- Restoring Liberty

US Defense Secretary Says Twenty Nations Have Agreed To Send More Weapons to Ukraine

 

Washington Post: International military aid for Ukraine accelerates, Pentagon says 

The Pentagon announced Monday that about 20 countries have pledged new security assistance packages for Ukraine, including new anti-ship missiles, additional attack helicopters and tanks. 

Forty-seven nations now have joined the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, which was organized by the Pentagon to help address Kyiv’s immediate and long-term needs as it seeks to beat back the Russian military’s protracted invasion. 

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday singled out Denmark for providing Ukraine with a Harpoon launcher and missiles to help defend its coast, and the Czech Republican for agreeing to send helicopters, tanks and rocket systems. 

Other participating nations, he said, have donated artillery rounds and armored vehicles, or agreed to provide the Ukrainians with training and assistance to maintain its military systems. 

The group is scheduled to meet again June 15, on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO defense ministers.  

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US Defense Secretary Says Twenty Nations Have Agreed To Send More Weapons to Ukraine  

U.S. Defense Leaders Pleased by Progress of Ukraine Contact Group -- US Department of Defense  

Pentagon says more high-tech weapons going to Ukraine -- AP  

Ukraine-Russia War: Some 20 countries commit to new security aid for Ukraine -- Reuters  

Missiles, helicopters: 20 countries offer new arms for Ukraine -- AFP  

Pentagon: 20 countries agree to new security aid for Ukraine -- The Hill  

Pentagon Chief: 20 Countries Sending New Security Aid to Ukraine -- VOA 

US, Allies 'Intensifying' Effort to Arm Ukraine with New Types of Weapons, Austin Says -- Military.com