The U.S. government, the West, NATO, Europe and their news media have jumped back into Cold War attitudes since early 2014 when a U.S.-backed coup overthrew Ukraine’s elected president and prompted countermoves by Russia, setting the stage for an eventual nuclear showdown. War between nuclear-armed Russia and the United States. Believe it or not. The consecutive history of US efforts at overturning Russia and the Russian government is going on about 100 years.
After the Baltic States have joined the European Union now today we are being told that these countries, which are part of the energy system of the former Soviet Union and Russia, they must join the European Union’s energy system. There it is the main reason for the US Russian Conflict.. oil and gas sales..
The US in it’s aim for world dominance is spoiling for war, cataclysmic consequences notwithstanding, Russia the near-target, China, if the world survives, next in line. No wonder Putin’s skepticism and dismissal of rhetoric concerning US-NATO intentions and actions, ample reason for the West’s demonization of him and of Russia for the refusal to knuckle under to superior force.. Putin does not hide his disdain for Obama and nor do I.
We have two very distinct ways of also looking at this us Ukrainian conflict.. One is that the ethnic Russians of Ukraine who saw their president violently overthrown, and the other is the western Ukrainians, backed by the U.S., and in some degree the European Union, saying they got rid of a corrupt leader, through a revolution, if you will. That all next became the core problem between the U.S. and Russians. Instead of finding common factual points to agree on, there are these two distinctly different narratives about what went on there. The United States and mainstream media have taken a very propagandist view of what occurred in Ukraine in contrast to the Russians. The Russians have taken a very different view, which, perhaps to our amazement, is more accurate than what the United States is saying.. The Western media is working hard to sure that no one will hear, read the truth abut Russia, Ukraine and the valuable information they need to make logical assessments of events unfolding… all while The US and NATO moves more and more military East in order to get ready for war with Russia, after all what do they do with the soldiers who left Iraq, Afghanistan now? Winning this propaganda war battlefield of public opinion has never been so important nor so divisive. The western media’s lies and assault on Russia approaches sensory overload, There is a vast ongoing propaganda war being played out – whose propaganda should we be worried about? The American one.. few American leaders really care about Ukraine itself. They treat it as a place to make money, to sell oil to , another big-power rivalry. Western support for Ukraine is to intimidate Russia. But by pushing a potentially hostile power onto Russia’s borders, the Western leaders give Putin a chance to enjoy a sky-high approval ratings .The American propaganda barrage has not at all swayed the Russian people and government. Of course, the U.S. says they are all being propagandized by Russia Today and other Russian networks. Frankly, one can argue with some ways some things have been reported by RT or other Russian sources, but they have been doing a more accurate, on-the-ground job than the U.S. press corps has been.
Washington depict the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, as a richly empowered thug who is using his vast resources to lash out against his neighbors, Europe, the United States and the world. In fact Putin is a dangerously weak who is desperately trying to prevent the consummation of a Washington-based plan to surround his country with unfriendly forces. In 2013 American-supported protesters succeeded in overthrowing Ukraine’s elected government. The new regime endorsed the idea of inviting anti-Russian forces into Ukraine. That raised the specter of more American weapons directly on Russia’s borders. No responsible Russian leader could tolerate this. All countries try to prevent the emergence of enemies on or near their borders. The Russians perspective, is that the United States is encroaching on its borders and threatening them in a strategic manner. They also look at what happened in Ukraine very differently. They see a U.S.-backed coup d’état in February 2014 that ousted an elected president and put in a regime that is very supportive of free market, neo-liberal policies, but also includes very strong right-wing elements, including neo-Nazis and far-right nationalists. A US crisis that was created and the related tensions continue to spiral out of control.
There was an armed Ukrainian uprising that involved some very far right neo-Nazi militias that had been organizing and penetrating into what became the Maidan protests against the decision by the elected President Yanukovych not to go ahead quickly with an association with the European Union. That became increasingly violent; including some mysterious sniper attacks killing police and demonstrators, and getting the two sides to go at each other.
There was a political effort on Feb. 21, 2014, where Yanukovych agreed to reduce his powers and have early elections so he could be elected out of office. It was signed by three European countries to guarantee it. The next day there was a coup. These right-wing groups surged forward, seizing buildings, and Yanukovych barely escaped with his life.
Very quickly, despite the very unconstitutional nature of this change of power, the United States and European Union recognized this as legitimate. But it was obviously something the ethnic Russians, especially those in the eastern and southern Ukraine, found objectionable. They were the bases of support for Yanukovych, so they began to rise up, and this coup d’état then merged into a civil war.
There’s no question that the U.S. was supporting, through the National Endowment for Democracy, scores of political organizations that were working to overthrow the elected government. There was the famous phone conversation that was intercepted between Assistant Secretary of State Nuland and Ambassador Jeffrey Pyatt where they discussed who was going to take over after the change of power. Nuland put forward that Yatsenyuk “is the guy,” who after the coup became the prime minister. There were all the markings of a coup d’état. More neutral observers, who have looked at this, including the head of the Stratfor think tank (George Friedman), have called it the most obvious coup he’s ever seen.
In reality still the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he is preparing for a full-scale Russian invasion. Meanwhile, President Obama is considering a proposal to allow US tanks and heavy weaponry used in a training exercise to remain in the Baltic states, on Russia’s doorstep. Storing equipment there requires beefing up the infrastructure and security required to protect it, moves that would make it look like NATO is building military bases on Russia’s border. Kiev is not blameless. Poroshenko has not held up his side of the Minsk agreements either, and his surprising appointment of ex-Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili — a persona non grata in Moscow — as governor of the Odessa region was an unnecessary irritant. At the end of the day, Ukraine and Russia must find a way to live together that both sides accept.
Is Russia invading Ukraine or Ukraine invading Russia?
Would you seek refuge in the very arms of your “enemy”?
Last time I checked 1,000 Russian troops invaded Ukraine, or was it 9,000, or 7,000. I lose count, as do the script writers for Obama, Psaki, Porky, and Yats.
Here is a number that may shock some western European and American zombies, 20,000…
- 20,000 increase in Ukrainian men a week seeking refuge in Russia, to avoid Porky’s military draft.
- 1.193 million Ukrainian men, conscription age, now staying in Russia.
- 2.5 million Ukrainian nationals (refugees) currently being taken care of (feed, clothed, etc…) in Russia.
If that’s not voting with your feet (literally) than I don’t know what is!
The above numbers should help any person with half a brain figure out who the real aggressor is, and who is doing the actual invading/destabilisation.
So I ask again…would you seek refuge in the very arms of your “enemy”?
How many Ukrainian refugees are the Europeans and Americans taking care of?
How many refugee centers does Poland have set up?
95 percent of the Russian, Ukrainian persons I talked to in North America do not hate each other
“People in Russia were asked what do they think first when hearing “Ukraine”, “the Ukrainians”.
The answers are different but most of the respondents smile and say they have only positive assossiations, many claim having relatives or close friends in Ukraine.
Some say they feel sorry for the “brainwashed” Ukrainians who are following the wrong path now. Many of the answers sound like: “We are the same people”, “They are our brothers”.
It is worth comparing with utterly aggressive rhetoric coming from Ukraine for almost two years. The Russians are blamed for everything happening in Ukraine, the appeals to “hang every Russian on a tree” are not rare even in post-maidan era.”
Now in reality also the Nazi death camp Auschwitz was liberated a Red Army unit, which included Russians, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Tatars and other ethnic groups that liberated the camp. Russia’s sacrifices during World War II, which relieved Hitler’s pressure on the Western front and probably saved England and possibly averted the invasion of the Western Hemisphere—a debt the beneficiaries have not paid, was still not acknowledged.
The Ukrainian nationalist and leader of the Ukrainian Bratstvo (Brotherhood) party Dmytro Korchyncky has urged others to apply the method the US used during WW2 in Donbass…bomb residential areas and create concentration camps for the residents of Lugansk and Donetsk.
“Our teachers of democracy are Americans. During the Second World War America maintained all democratic institutions, elections, and so forth, but nevertheless several million American citizens of Japanese origin were deported to concentration camps because of war, because they threatened national security. United States, maintaining democratic standards and high level of humanism in their country, carried out a nuclear strike on Japan, bombed residential neighborhoods in Germany. 80% of cities were bombed by American aviation, the doctrine was to bomb residential neighborhoods in order to demoralize German soldiers.
Ukraine must have the widest level of freedoms, we have little freedom, we need more freedom, but in the frontal zones and on the occupied territories, we must act like the Americans. If we can’t regain the territory, they must become uninhabitable. If it can’t be ours, it wan’t be anybody’s,” – said Korchinsky. http://fortruss.blogspot.ca/2015/06/founder-of-ukrainian-una-unso-we-must.html
Around 30 percent of survey respondents in Ukraine believe that corruption should be punished with the death penalty, and 41 percent believe that the offence should carry a life sentence, according to a survey of 600 respondents across all regions of Ukraine between June 8 and 13.
Of the remainder of respondents, 22 percent believe that even such extreme measures would not help to overcome corruption, said Yelena Boyarkina, head of the Ukrainian sociological firm SocioStreamAG, which carried out the research: “Only four percent believe that the current system of combatting corruption gives effective results.”
Recently Gazprom got $786 million of its $3.5 billion gas debt payed by the Ukraine government. The money was most likely part of a U.S. $1 billion package of economic and energy aid given out in early March. So, in essence, the U.S. taxpayer just picked up Ukraine’s gas and oil bill for February and March. Remember that $1 billion pledged to Ukraine from Obama in early March, when this whole Ukraine thing was just beginning to unravel. Yup, the U.S. taxpayer just picked up the first instalment of Ukraine’s gas bill. Eventually the whole bill will be fully paid by the U.S. and the EU
taxpayers government(s) because without gas then the Ukrainian tanks and airplanes keeping the civil war alive will not be able to run… or else how else can Obama help promote democracy and protect Ukraine…a country sharing a border with the U.S. and cultural, ethnic, religious and historical ties with America going back hundred and thousands of years…oh wait that doesn’t sound right??? cultural, ethnic, religious and historical ties with Russia going back hundred and thousands of years.
The US and NATO this month are practising for war in Poland and the Baltic States, a U.S. military convoy recently travelled across Eastern and Central Europe and Washington is reportedly debating whether to store heavy military equipment in several Baltic and Eastern European countries bordering Russia. Amid growing Baltic conflict , Washington is “poised to station battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries.” This planned U.S. action would amount to “the most aggressive step by the Pentagon and NATO” since the Cold War and “Russia would be left with no other option but to boost its troops and forces on the western flank.” In response Russia is pouring troops and weapons — including missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads — into its western exclave of Kaliningrad at such a rate that the region is now one of Europe’s most militarized places that will definitely lead to a next big world wide war. As the confrontation with the West heats up, Russia is finding Kaliningrad the “obvious place” to deploy more military hardware, Annexed from Germany in 1945, Kaliningrad is a closed military zone meaning only someone with special permission could get in. It is now home to Russia’s Baltic Sea Fleet, as well as the Chernyakhovsk and Donskoye air bases, with thousands of Russian troops stationed there. Kaliningrad also serves as the likely starting point for the numerous reports of Russian military activity over Baltic airspace and in the Baltic Sea. What the neo-cons often fail to understand, as we’ve seen very painfully in places like Iraq, is they think things are going to be easy, they can simply put in somebody like Chalabi in Baghdad and everything will work out fine. But that often isn’t the way it goes. In the case of Russia, the great danger is that if the U.S. could de-stabilize Russia, somehow create a political crisis there. Then you can get into a situation where a nuclear confrontation would become a very real possibility. The plans to station U.S. heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe, was met with serious concern and apprehension in Moscow . Russia Urges U.S. Not to Deploy Weapons to Border Areas,” (June 16), is indicative of the concern raised by the latest US move, itself—as Putin and Russia has noted. “’We hope that reason will prevail and the situation in Europe will be prevented from sliding into a new military confrontation which may have dangerous consequences.’”