When Democracy gets hijacked

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    It's a pretty obvious case in Ukraine.

    Zelenskyy ran on a program of peace, but was perfectly happy
    to allow a gigantic army to be formed in his country, obviously to
    threaten Russia, and for NATO missiles to be planned for installation
    in Ukraine, similar to the ones installed in Romania and Poland
    which happen to be pointed at Moscow. Although originally
    fitted with conventional explosives it is possible to fit them with
    nuclear missiles and Russia is not permitted to inspect them.

    And Zelenskyy has been very open about his desire to join NATO against
    clear repeated warnings from Russia.

    So how would a democracy cope with a leadership elected to do one
    thing, but then does the exact opposite of it's mandate?
     
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    The intent of the missiles is not to nuke Russia, obviously,
    but to threaten. The idea is to threaten the public into
    capitulation, allowing the Russian Federation to break up
    into 18 smaller republics which can be more easily controlled
    by US petroleum companies or other asset buying groups.

    It's to repeat the break up of the USSR again, digesting
    the largest remaining block.
     
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    A pretty obvious case in the US. Most of the population
    don't want another war but we keep getting one. Quit
    one war and there's another one right behind it.

    The war makers (defense (sic) contractors) have a lot
    of power in Washington and without wars of fear of war
    would make a lot less money.
     

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