The following is written by a friend of The Catholic Monitor, Aqua, who is a frequent commenter in the Monitor:
Br. Bugnolo is wrong on this one, and it's a big one.
In his five points, listed above, he is wrong on 2-5.
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Ukraine posed and poses no imminent threat to the territorial integrity of Russia
- NATO with all its armaments and self defense agreements adjacent
Ukraine never issued any threats against Russia or her allies.
- Bio-weapons research along their border
Ukraine was not engaged in an act of war against Russia or its allies.
- Violence against citizens of Donbas region and ethnic Russians.
Ukrainian people want to protect and maintain their own sovereignty and independence.
- Ukrainian people hate their government - it was imposed; it is peopled by Nazis ... the real kind.
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And then, this whopper - "But instead of turning to God, they turned to Putin".
What does that even mean? Christendom has its roots in the Western civil order due to the vision of Constantine. He was not a Bishop or a Priest. He was an Emperor. And he gave space for Christians by defeating the enemies of Christendom and giving an ear to Bishops and Priests; respecting Christians as essential subjects of his domains.
Since the fall of the Soviet Communist system, Russia has forsaken its godless past and returned to its ancient roots which are Orthodox. This is expressed in real, practical ways, such as building Cathedrals and Churches at government expense; encouraging and giving space for the spread of the Orthodox Faith. Making public affirmations of the importance to Russian society and governance of Christian Orthodoxy.
And then - you have Ukraine and it's coke sniffing sodomite ruler who was installed by a "color revolution" coup in 2014, similar to our own of 2020 - by the same corrupt actors behind the scenes. You have their corrupt partners in America - Biden, Obama, Clinton - all participants in the sodo-corruption trough of government money laundering schemes. In our nation Christianity is greatly restricted in public life, governance, even within the sacred spaces of our Catholic Churches where God Himself is present.
And this corrupt government has bio-weapons laboratories and factories, at least eleven of them, funded by US DOD, spread along the Ukraine/Russian border. There is, according to Senator Tulsi Gabbard, 300 or so additional labs like this throughout the world. Conducting dangerous research into bio weapons of mass destruction, outlawed since the 1920's (post WW I), updated in 1972 by the Bio Weapons Convention.
And after all we know from the last two + years ... Br. Bugnolo reaches THIS conclusion? He takes the side of governments dedicated to the proposition of individual submission to One World Government enslavement?
The US travelled 6,000 miles to bomb, destroy, depose and remake the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan because ... chemical weapons stockpiles were *KNOWN* to exist there - proven by our "very best intelligence". But Russia can't defend an actual great we all see with our own eyes - right on its own border?
And then - NATO. How would we respond if Mexico entered into a Sino-Soviet alliance dedicated to our own destruction ... similar to the Cuban missile crisis, armaments, possibly nuclear, delivered and installed along our e tire southern border; binding agreements to defense against Yankee imperialism codified? Does he actually propose, that is no threat?
Putin has been very clear. "This red line is existential to Russia. Do not cross". Well, we crossed it. And Putin did what he said he would do. And as far as I'm concerned - it makes total sense. And as far as I'm concerned the Christian Russia has a better overall case than the illegitimate, corrupt, atheistic sodomite regime installed by fraud.
Bugnolo makes no sense on this one. [https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2022/03/is-biden-spreading-wwiii-to-middle-east.html]