John T. Kuehn, Task & Purpose: Operation Molotov: Why NATO Just Flat Out Collapsed In The Summer Of 2024
May 2024 was a lot like the summer that preceded it 85 years earlier. The Russians knew as much, which is why their secret name for the operation was assigned the sobriquet ‘Molotov.’
The very public China-Russia non-aggression pact the year before between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Moscow was another warning sign, especially its language. The Russians (and Chinese) were counting on the a-historicism of the west (and especially Americans) to get away with their little ‘joke’ in language use (i.e. the language from the Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-Aggression Pact). They did—and they must’ve smiled the entire time as the tanks advanced on a broad front to within sight of the Vistula River, a body of water most Americans could not find on a map if their lives depended on it.
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