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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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Allied leaders, Putin is not Russia

The following, if you’re doing it, keep at it and make it more universal, if you plan to do it, please do, and consider executing the rest too.

Don’t blame the Russian People that bled to rid Europe of Nazism.

Support the Russian opposition and journalists to throw off Putin’s yoke.

Find ways to broadcast continuously to the Russian People that the Allies don’t hate them, only want to force Putin out and install real democracy.

Tell Russians that we feel terrible about their fear for and pain of losing their loved ones in the army. Promise them democracy and peace.

Also, support the Russian diaspora and especially Russians for democracy.

Boycotts and Bans

It’s so easy to refuse all traffic to and from Russia; money, by water, air, Internet sites, radio, tv, satellite, social media, telephone, space, and land.

Exclude Russia from the international SWIFT banking system, Judo, all international sporting events, including the upcoming Champions League final, the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, the volleyball, shooting and hockey world championships and their commercial sponsorships, the Eurovision competition participation and voting, and the Council of Europe.

Don’t make exceptions for the rich or the poor (The value of the Ruble has already collapsed, so the hunger pensions evaporate anyway). The bans should be only temporary blockages until democracy comes to Russia. Do make exceptions only for the opposition and journalists critical of Putin.

To avoid more sanctions, Russia must revoke its threat to initiate nuclear war, and allow inspectors to check the safety of the nuclear waste at Chernobyl, and of Ukraine’s 15 operational nuclear energy plants.

Europe must stop buying Russian gas. The Dutch will hate that. Russia has threatened to double the gas price, panicking the Dutch. But there should be no price hike—there should be no more business. Although the Dutch stand with their back against the cold wall. An Israel gas pipeline still needs to be laid. But there is no other moral option for now. No more blood gas!

Some penalties should be considered for national nationalistic politicians and organizations that support Putin (Trump in the US, Baudet in the Netherlands). Maybe, to get a universal airplane ban for ten years.

The same boycotts must be installed on any country or organization that backs and bails out Putin, like the Chinese, Belarus, and Syrian dictators have promised and others might do too. This is crucial for success.

Support the International Court of Justice in The Hague to get their hands on any claim of war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Though, claims of genocide from both sides must be condemned by everyone. Even victims can’t cheapen the Holocaust to gain just sympathy for themselves.

Call for an urgent extraordinary meeting of the Plenary General Assembly of the United Nations to vote to condemn this Russian aggression. (I wrote this before it was announced.) That will also show Russia’s accomplices.

Consider a targeted assassination of Putin. It would save a lot of lives.

Ukraine

Guarantee the Ukrainian People that the Allies will liberate their country, force democracy on Russia, and put Putin and all war criminals on trial.

Give more voice to Ukrainians around the world, ex-pats and refugees.

Call upon the Ukraine government to put down all arms and let the Allies defeat Russia, not risk one more Ukrainian life. There is no way the Allies would walk away from this because their populations are with you.

Wider Perspective

It’s always easier to attack than defend, initially. But, the Allies should have no trouble overpowering and putting away Putin and his regime.

Beware of a false, chauvinist, imperialist, racist bias like: non-Westerners are backward and primitive. Putin is shrewd and fully in the 21rst century.

NB: Bullies are overpowered. Sweet-talking is perceived as weakness.

Putin is not a new anti-democratic, imperialist problem. Take care of him. Ukraine must become Putin’s Waterloo and Trump’s Water-genius.

After Russian Putin and dictatorship are gone, not all is solved. Russia must pay Ukraine for all damage caused. There is no way around it.

Your swift success will liberate Ukraine and Russia but also be a decisive warning sign for all imperialist States regarding international ambitions.

Totalitarianism won if it managed to divide the Free World. Unity is crucial!

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. He doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. To find less-recent posts on a subject XXX among his over 1500 archived ones, go to the right-top corner of a Times of Israel page, click on the search icon and search "zuiden, XXX". One can find a second, wilder blog, to which one may subscribe, here: https://mmvanzuiden.wordpress.com/ or by clicking on the globe icon next to his picture on top. * Like most of his readers, he believes in being friendly, respectful, and loyal. However, if you think those are his absolute top priorities, you might end up disappointed. His first loyalty is to the truth. He will try to stay within the limits of democratic and Jewish law, but he won't lie to support opinions or people when don't deserve that. (Yet, we all make honest mistakes, which is just fine and does not justify losing support.) He admits that he sometimes exaggerates to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quite a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * Sometimes he's misunderstood because his wide and diverse field of vision seldomly fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what some love about him. He has written a lot about Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (including basic statistics), Politics (Israel, the US, and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight reality), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, LGBTQIA+, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), the Climate Crisis, Ecology and Veganism, Affairs from the news, or the Torah Portion of the Week, or new insights that suddenly befell him. * Chronologically, his most influential teachers are his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, and, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim, Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. This short list doesn't mean to disrespect others who taught him a lot or a little. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, and disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. He aims to bring a fresh perspective rather than harp on the obvious and familiar. When he can, he loves to write encyclopedic overviews. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds should be disputed. In short, his main political positions are among others: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, anti those who abuse democratic liberties, anti the fake ME peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, pro-Science, pro-Free Will, anti-blaming-the-victim, and for down-to-earth, classical optimism, and happiness. Read his blog on how he attempts to bridge any tensions between those ideas or fields. * He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (https://diethylstilbestrol.co.uk/studies/des-and-psychological-health/), born in 1953 to his parents who were Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork. He grew up a humble listener. It took him decades to become a speaker too, and decades more to admit to being a genius. But his humility was his to keep. And so was his honesty. Bullies and con artists almost instantaneously envy and hate him. He hopes to bring new things and not just preach to the choir. * He holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam) – is half a doctor. He practices Re-evaluation Co-counseling since 1977, is not an official teacher anymore, and became a friendly, powerful therapist. He became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years, he was active in hasbara to the Dutch-speaking public. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second-generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. 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