Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Chief Advisor now calls Ukraine’s Gov’t. ‘a corrupt mafia state’

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Dominic Cummings was the chief advisor to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; but, now, in Cumming’s first public interview since leaving Government, published at inews on May 9th, he contradicts Britain’s entire policy on Ukraine — which his former boss, PM Johnson, most famously exemplified.

Here is how Wikipedia’s article on Cummings starts:

Dominic Mckenzie Cummings (born 25 November 1971) is a British political strategist who served as Chief Adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from 24 July 2019 until he resigned on 13 November 2020.[1]

From 2007 to 2014, he was a special adviser to Michael Gove, including the time that Gove served as Education Secretary, leaving when Gove was made Chief Whip in a cabinet reshuffle. From 2015 to 2016, Cummings was director of Vote Leave, an organisation which successfully executed the 2016 referendum campaign for Britain’s exit from the European Union. After Johnson was appointed Prime Minister in July 2019, Cummings was appointed as Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister.

And here is the section of the inews article that deals with Britain’s policies on Ukraine:

Ukraine’s a ‘corrupt sh*thole that doesn’t matter at all’

Dominic Cummings fears that by backing Ukraine the West has actually helped Putin, with sanctions forcing Russia to deepen its alliance with China.

“We should have never got into the whole stupid situation,” he says. “This is not a replay of 1940 with Potemkin Zelenskyy as the Churchillian underdog,” he says. “This whole Ukrainian corrupt mafia state has basically conned us all and we’re all going to get f**ked as a consequence. We are getting f**ked now right?

“Cost-of-living has been a massive shock, [the] sanctions regime has been much more of a disaster for European politics than it has been for Russian politics…

“They [advocates of backing Ukraine] said ‘Oh China will support us’. I said then ‘no China will not, China’s going to make loads of money by supplying Russia’.”

The result he says has been “getting into a war of attrition with Russia who we pushed into an alliance with the world’s biggest manufacturing power”.

But what about those who’d argue Putin needed to be taught a lesson and that we can’t just allow him to invade a neighbouring country? “What lesson have we taught him? The lesson we’ve taught Putin is that we’re a bunch of total f**king jokers.

“I mean Putin already knew that before the war. But this has emphasised it and broadcast it to the entire world what a bunch of clowns we are and America now is doubling down on trying to seize Russian assets so it’s already created a sanctions regime which is encouraging the building of alternative financial systems globally… That’s not teaching Putin any lesson only that we’re idiots.”

Asked how the West should have reacted to Putin’s invasion, Cummings argues it should “have never got into the whole stupid situation on Ukraine in the first place”. He blames the “babbling” about Ukraine joining NATO. “We kept talking about it. Russia said repeatedly ‘Don’t do this or we’ll f**king wreck the place’. Why have we got into the whole stupid argument? About what? About a corrupt sh*thole country that doesn’t matter at all. The whole thing is completely senseless.”

He said that for Boris Johnson the war “was like a gift from heaven, a lifeline to get everyone off from his implosion… acting out his Churchillian fantasies”. “Ironically of course Westminster totally swallowed the whole thing even though they kind of hate Boris and constantly critiqued him as a lying charlatan they then swallowed all of his total bullsh*t on Ukraine and actually took it seriously.”


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s latest book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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