#Ukraine: #BorisJohnson wanted a #war; now he’s got it. What is he going to do?

Pointing the finger: Vladimir Putin is blaming Ukraine, Nato and the west for backing him into a corner from which he considers his only option to be invading Ukraine. It’s a point well-made.

The unthinkable has happened, then.

Faced with Western determination to put Nato troops on Ukraine’s border with Russia – in territory that is currently disputed, with three regions trying to break away  – Vladimir Putin has launched an invasion.

Clearly Boris Johnson’s sanctions have caused the Russian president no concern at all. In fact, the measures against a tiny number of Russian banks and billionaires have given the so-called oligarchs who have donated to Johnson’s Conservatives a chance to withdraw their cash, making the UK more vulnerable to attack from Russia, if any response to the invasion is made.

And Russia has stated that it will respond instantly if any other nation tries to interfere.

The UK is absolutely unprepared for such a response. Johnson and Tory governments preceding him have reduced our conventional military capability to a fraction of what it once was. He can’t send troops to Ukraine and expect to win.

If Johnson takes the nuclear option, it’s the end for all of us. He is stupid enough to do it (if Joe Biden lets him, and I have no doubt that Biden would authorise it if his military-industrial backers told him to).

Johnson has said Putin has taken a path of “bloodshed and destruction”, saying it is a “catastrophe for our continent” – and he’s not wrong in that. But has he stopped for a moment to consider the effect of his own jingoism, sabre-rattling and provocation?

Putin made it clear that he feared encirclement by Nato forces and Johnson, Biden and Nato ignored those fears, claiming that Putin was the aggressor.

As a result, Putin can say that he was forced into this invasion in order to defend the people of his country.

To provide a comparison with nature, when you’ve backed a wild animal into a corner and it is baring its fangs at you, you don’t scream at it. It will have no choice but to attack you.

Don’t get me wrong. Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine is unacceptable. But he is absolutely not the only one to blame for it.

Here in the UK, we have leaders who are not only corrupt and criminal; they are also stupid.

They will be delighted to risk millions of deaths across Europe and in this country, simply to take attention away from themselves.

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