Zelensky’s Travel Arrangements To America Are Actually Worth Analysing

Zelensky’s Travel Arrangements To America Are Actually Worth Analysing

By Andrew Korybko

Taken together, Zelensky’s travel arrangements to DC indicate that: the US didn’t want to pick him up from Kiev out of fear that Russia would shoot down its incoming military aircraft; he therefore decided to sneak into Poland aboard a civilian train to deter any possible Russian attempts on his life; and agreed to fly to DC on an American military aircraft instead of using one of his national carrier’s many planes that were stranded abroad after February in order to reinforce his and his country’s status as US vassals.


Everyone’s talking about Zelensky’s surprise trip to the US, both in terms of what it means for the Ukrainian Conflict going forward as well as the optics at this point in time, but nobody’s talking about the significance of his travel arrangements there. CNN reported that he took a train to Poland, after which a US military aircraft whisked him away to DC. This is actually much more important to analyse than casual observers might realize.

First, it implies that the US considered it too risky to fly its own military plane into Ukraine to pick him up from Kiev since it seemingly expects Russia to shoot down all incoming American military aircraft to that conflict zone. Second, the decision was thus made for Zelensky to depart from neighbouring Poland instead, which he’d arrive at via a civilian train surrounded by human shields. And finally, the US thought it worthwhile to advertise his flight to DC on its military aircraft instead of keeping that fact discrete.

Analysed in sequence, the first point of insight shows how seriously the US considers its brinksmanship with Russia to presently be. This actually isn’t surprising since it reacted very responsibly after Ukraine accidentally bombed Poland last month instead of recklessly risking World War III.  Nevertheless, it still goes against so-called “conventional wisdom”, especially that which is peddled by many in the Alt-Media Community who claim that “the US is run by psychopaths that want to end the world.”

Moving along, the second point about Zelensky’s decision to take a civilian train to Poland suggests that his team was concerned that Russia could try to assassinate him on his way to the US. In an attempt to preemptively avert that scenario, they thought it fitting for him to travel there surrounded by human shields. They’re likely paranoid though since Russia never tried to target Zelensky during his several prior trips to the frontlines, but it’s curious that they thought human shields would deter it in any case.

After all, one of the primary narratives connected to their ongoing information warfare campaign against that country is that it’s purposely targeting civilians. It therefore naturally follows that Russia wouldn’t be deterred from taking out Zelensky if they truly wanted to even if he was surrounded by a bunch of human shields on his train to Poland. Without realizing it, his team inadvertently contradicted one of the most important elements of their information warfare campaign.

As for the final point of insight about the US advertising that it flew him to DC on one of its military aircraft, it wants to signal to the world that he and Ukraine are veritably its vassals. Zelensky could have just taken one of the many planes from his national carrier that were left abroad after the closing of his country’s airspace but went along with his overlord’s wishes since they control his purse strings. This speaks to the fact that he willingly submitted himself and Ukraine to becoming the US’ vassals.

Taken together, Zelensky’s travel arrangements to DC indicate that: the US didn’t want to pick him up from Kiev out of fear that Russia would shoot down its incoming military aircraft; he therefore decided to sneak into Poland aboard a civilian train to deter any possible Russian attempts on his life; and agreed to fly to DC on an American military aircraft instead of using one of his national carrier’s many planes that were stranded abroad after February in order to reinforce his and his country’s status as US vassals.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Voice of East.


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