Truth and Liberty Blog | December 1, 2018
If Western Corporate Media are to be believed the ongoing geopolitical crisis between Ukraine and Russia is pretty simple – Ukraine good, Russia bad.
Ukrainian democracy angel, Russian autocracy devil.
According to pundit mythology the Ukrainian people spontaneously protested from late 2013 to early 2014 when President Viktor Yanukovych announced that he was abandoning a pro-European Union position in favor of a more pro-Russia stance. The loving organic protest grew and eventually Yanukovych was forced to leave office and flee the country.
These events were a triumph for Democracy until Vladimir Putin and Russia responded with an act of aggression, annexing Crimea – a peninsula of Ukraine that extends into the Black Sea.
The truth is that MI6 and the CIA have targeted Ukraine for anti-Soviet (now anti-Russian) operations since the early days of the Cold War. In the years following World War II Western Intelligence groups used neo-nazi groups like the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) to carryout the objectives of the Anglo-American establishment. That these neo-nazis were literally the descendants of those who had collaborated with Hitler during World War II didn’t matter – the end (global power and financial subjugation) justified the means (working with literal Nazis, fomenting Russophobia, stabbing allies in the back politically, etc.).
In the period following the fall of the Soviet Union the Anglo-American establishment continued to maintain a foothold in Ukraine through covert intelligence networks, hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by George Soros and/or the U.S. Department of State, and the military industrial complex controlled by Washington’s war-mongering neo-conservatives.
These groups were behind Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004 and they carefully planned and orchestrated the 2014 ‘revolution’ as well.
In late 2013 President Yanukovych delayed the signing of a free trade (managed trade) agreement with the European Union. This was just the pretext the Anglo-American Empire needed – and they pounced.
At the center of it all was George Soros and Victoria Nuland.
Hedge fund billionaire (and likely Rothschild cutout) George Soros admits he helped fund the 2014 revolution in Ukraine and that his foundation played an important part in events there. Emails leaked in 2015 also show that Soros advised that the U.S. should provide Ukraine with lethal military assistance. (I’m sure the fascist Right Sektor thugs who conducted an armed coup got their weapons from somewhere else though.)
At the time Victoria Nuland was Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and was President Barack Obama’s person on the ground in Ukraine. She paid the ‘activist groups’ many visits prior to the coup – famously giving them cookies – and was also caught by a phone tap instructing the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine on precisely who was to be made Prime Minister in the new ‘democratic’ government after the President was removed. (She got her wish by the way – Arseniy Yatsenyuk was the person she named on the phone and he became Prime Minister when President Yanukovych agreed to accept reduced powers and called for early elections.)
Nuland’s husband is arch-neocon Robert Kagan, who co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) in 1998. Speaking of arch-neocons Nuland was also Dick Cheney’s Foreign Policy Adviser from 2003-2005 while the PNAC gang was implementing their policy of regime change in Iraq.
In short the entire episode was not a spontaneous and democratic transition of power, it was planned, funded and orchestrated with the aid of Ukranian neo-nazis who have since gained significant political power in the country.
According to The Brookings Institution more than 10,000 have died in the war that has raged since the Western-backed coup of 2014.
From Russia’s point of view, they did not simply invade Crimea and take it over in March of 2014. Crimea became part of the Russian Empire in 1783 and was a part of Russia until 1954 when it was transferred to Soviet Ukraine (which still answered to Moscow). In Crimea and much of the Eastern half of Ukraine they speak Russian and are largely pro-Russian. In the Western part of Ukraine they speak Ukrainian and tend to be more pro-West / pro-Europe.
Russia did not simply invade Crimea, they held a vote and the transfer was approved by the people. The international community rejected this vote and imposed sanctions on Russia for sending troops into Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, claiming the election was held at gunpoint.
Russia denied they had a military presence in Ukraine until December of 2015, so clearly there was some duplicity from President Putin in this regard. But to say that the election was invalid strains credibility.
Ukraine is obviously strategic for Putin and Russia, in part due to geography but largely because so much oil and natural gas flows from Russia to Europe via Ukraine. Half of Ukraine’s natural gas comes from Russia and a third of Europe’s does – but about half of that flows through Ukraine. In other words about 17 percent of Europe’s natural gas comes in via Ukrainian pipelines.
Obviously this arrangement benefits Russia economically and Putin isn’t going to let the Anglo-Americans and NATO sabotage him without a fight.
I am not going to blindly defend Putin as some sort of mythological hero, but I can certainly understand where he is coming from. At least a faction of belligerent globalists are determined to instigate a war with Russia – even if that means a direct confrontation between Russia and the United States, the world’s two largest nuclear powers.
Part II will examine why it appears the West is actually looking for precisely this fight.
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