America and NATO control the Ukraine, oh and let us not forget the IMF as well. We orchestrated the coup and I am sure had Operation Gladio armies of right-wing fascist Nazi’s under our command as well and likely still do. The bread basket of Europe, the mineral riches of this now subservient nation were far to enticing for the Empire and its minions in NATO to not bring within the domain of the “Western” powers and our control. We funded them, we own them and are clearly willing to go to war over them–even if it is a proxy war of attrition with arms and capital and the lives of Ukrainians and Russians as fodder for the benefit of the American war machinery and the corporate complex that controls it, but also the likes of Monsanto and other major transnationals salivating at the prospects of a totally corporately owned fiefdom.
Not one, not one American life should be lost or put at risk over the Ukraine. Not one American taxpayer dollar should be spent on defending the Ukraine.
Oh, yes and Joe Biden’s son should recuse himself from the directorship of the large Ukrainian energy company he was “asked” to join shortly after the US orchestrated coup, no?
“It’s amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency.” – George W. Bush, June 14, 2001 (speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, unaware that a live camera was still rolling)
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In all this vastness there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.” Carl Sagan
Washington poured five billion dollars into Ukraine with the aim of eventually instigating a coup on Russia ‘s doorstep . When the former administration turned to Moscow rather than Washington and Europe for a financial package of assistance, Washington cashed in on its investment and facilitated the ousting of a democratically elected government.
To the delight of Monsanto, Chevron and others, Ukraine is now open for business and the structural plunder of its economy, which involves any IMF loans going straight into the hands of its very wealthy creditors [2,3]. It is called being ‘open for business’. It is called setting people free. It is ‘freedom and democracy’, the Wall Street version.
Washington and NATO are providing personnel, mercenary forces and advice to help the Ukraine government bomb, kill, maim and drive out those who are demanding autonomy from the US puppet regime in Kiev . Washington and its proxy forces in Ukraine are ‘ethnically cleansing’ the mainly Russian speaking separatists in the east, with up to one million having fled across the border into Russia .
Yet it is Washington that accused Moscow of invading Ukraine , based on flimsy or no evidence at all. Washington has accused Moscow of having a hand in the downing of a commercially airliner based on no evidence at all. As a result of this invisible Russian ‘aggression’, Washington has slapped sanctions on Moscow , which are hurting Europe more they are hurting the US . But that’s the point: to de-link Europe ‘s economy from Russia in terms of trade and energy and weaken Europe to ensure it remains dependent on Washington .
Ukraine’s Defense Minister: The “Anti-’Terrorist Operation” Is Over. Kiev Now Threatens to Wage an All Out War against Russia
On September 1st, the official Chinese news-agency, Xinhua, quoted Ukraine’s Defense Minister, Valeriy Geletey, as saying, “The operation to liberate eastern Ukraine from terrorists is over. We must urgently undertake defense against Russia.”
The same day, Russian TV headlined, “Russia outraged after Kiev accuses Moscow of nuclear attack threats,” and reported that Galetey said that this “operation” had produced “the rebels’ ‘defeat’,” and that the “operation” would now be replaced by a “war” between Ukraine and Russia. He was quoted there as saying that the Russian Government had communicated to him ‘through ‘unofficial channels’,” that Russia would use “tactical nuclear weapons” against Ukraine, if Ukraine did not capitulate to Russia’s demands. However, “Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed there would be ‘no military intervention into the conflict in Ukraine.”
CBS News headlined “Russia Rolls Into Ukraine,” and reported that NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen had “urged Russia on August 29 to halt its ‘illegal’ military actions in Ukraine.” This CBS report failed to mention Russia’s repeated denials that “Russia Rolls Into Ukraine” at all.
The residents of the various countries are thus receiving very different impressions of what is happening, and even of which side is winning this war — and even of whether it’s a “war,” or only an “operation.” In all of these countries, the government might as well be writing the “news.”
In the United States, leading up to our invasion of Iraq on 19 March 2003, the U.S. Government and news media reported that Saddam Hussein had a huge and growing stockpile of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and that the U.S. needed to invade in order to capture it and kill the Al Qaeda forces there. As things turned out, there were neither WMD nor Al Qaeda in Iraq (though Al Qaeda did start there in 2006, while we were occupying the country). America’s public continued trusting U.S. news media, nonetheless. But will this trust continue if it turns out that our Government and news-media have been lying about Ukraine, too?
Perhaps Americans don’t care much about being deceived. On the other hand, maybe there is a limit to how long that unconcern about their deception can continue.
For example: what will happen if it turns out that Ukraine’s separatists win, and that the U.S. had spent more on supporting the Ukrainian army than Russia had spent of supporting the separatists? Is America’s acceptance of deception, and of deceivers, unlimited? Or will the American people never even notice that they had been repeatedly deceived?