Army Veteran Lawrence Wilkerson On Ukraine: “This Has Got To Stop.”

Posted May 7, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The only thing that we can know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.”

– LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910) Russian writer

smoky mt-1Lawrence Wilkerson appeared on RT America for a short interview recently, and he brought some good ideas for resolving the tense situation in Ukraine. This interview was posted on May 2, the day of the “Odessa Massacre”, so Mr. Wilkerson’s appearance was just before that very tragic event occurred.

He joins many millions of men and women from all nations and regions of the Earth in calling for wise, reasoned, and dialogue-driven resolution to the crisis. While many millions are acting and speaking out for peace, billions who have yet to take steps for peace feel exactly the same. On this issue of war and peace in Ukraine – and all the world – humanity has completed its referendum.

Humanity has passed the referendum and is calling for peace.


English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

“The Prelude” (partial)

Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows

Like harmony in music; there is a dark

Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles

Discordant elements. (Bk. I)

There is

One great society alone on Earth:

The noble living and the noble dead.

Science appears as what in truth she is,

Not as our glory and our absolute boast,

But as a succedaneum, and a prop,

To our infirmity. (Bk. II)

There’s not a man

That lives who hath not known his godlike hours. (Bk. III)

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.

But to be young was very heaven.

Not in Utopia, – in subterranean fields, –

Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where!

But in the very world, which is the world

Of all of us, – the place where in the end

We find our happiness, or not at all! (Bk. XI)


To the world’s leaders: the human race has stood up and demanded peace. You must get out of the way and let them have it.

6 thoughts on “Army Veteran Lawrence Wilkerson On Ukraine: “This Has Got To Stop.”

  1. jtremaine

    Putin claims to have backed off. Will Barockefeller and his puppet masters back off in the name of peace ? I doubt it, but I hope so. I hope Ukraine can remain independent and create a green organic and nuke free economy , free of war and foreign bankers’ crippling debt and colonial imperialism. I see massive western military contracts and the flow of capital usury tied to EU austerity and social engineering protocols, in the wind. Then the war will come, perhaps a cold one, détente, containment, blah, blah, blah. The ink is still wet on these deals and the wolves are huffing and puffing. The Ukrainian leadership will decide who will pull their strings. One may only hope for a Ukrainian JFK, not a Nixon, Reagan or Bush .


    1. As with too many situations like this through history, the people of Ukraine need universal voices of reason, wisdom, and peaceful resolution to come forward and become truly/unambiguously heard


  2. Based on everything I’ve read, the Obama administration seems to be following the insane foreign policy agenda scripted by Cheney et al in Project for a New American Century – with the goal of making the US the sole super power. Aside from any moral arguments about the destructiveness of war, this insipid agenda of pursuing wars of aggression on multiple fronts is destroying the US economy, as well as contributing to the virtual collapse of essential infrastructure in our cities as well as our health and educational systems.

    Enough has been written recently about the collapse of empires being hurried by obsessive military adventurism. Surely someone in the Obama administration must have read this literature. I can’t believe they would have no voice whatsoever in this suicidal trajectory.


    1. In a “big picture” sense, the basis of these geopolitical movements seems to be a clash of international banking/monetary systems between privately-owned central banks and a more egalitarian public model. In the U.S. Occupy Wall Street opened the floodgates of research into monetary/financial/economic theory to the point where the world’s “99%” are much more aware of the current science, don’t like it, and want something that’s fairer. This explains the secretive, corporate-written, major trade deal negotiations, where the effort is being made to lock-in private central banking before nations seriously consider joining BRICS or alteration of financial systems.International bankers’ monopoly system is threatened with monetary reform on a global level, so those who hold the generational power are manifesting devastating actions to prevent loss of world market-share. Apparently a very small group of people (Oxfam report – 85 individuals possess as much wealth as 3.5 billion) are willing to use the most severe business tactic/strategy – war and violence – to maintain monopoly status for their enterprises. Although great death, destruction and suffering to innocent people will become the consequences, they find that choice to be (as Madeline Albright infamously said about 500,000 Iraqi children dying from sanctions) “worth it.” Mr. Wilkerson, when he said “this has got to stop”, was conveying a message the importance of which absolutely cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately “the love of money is the root of all evil” is truth, proven by events, and acknowledged by those unable to turn away.


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