Ukraine: Open US Meddling
While the US and its western “partners” are demonizing Russia for the situation in Ukraine, falsely labelling it “Russian aggression”, “Russian annexation” and everything else under the sun, while completely failing to provide or present a single tiny little piece of evidence to back up such aggressive war rhetoric (something the US specializes in), Russia and the world have a mountain of evidence to make such claims against the United States of America but continue to allow the world’s most destabilizing country to bash around unhindered.
Revelations that are already part of the public record (none of which have been denied officially by Washington) include the entire spectrum of egregious meddling into the affairs of a sovereign nation. The quantity of what we already know is stunning and what is worse is that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
From Victoria Nuland alone (the leader in revelations) we know enough to tie the US directly into subverting a foreign government, from the December 2013 $5 billion accounting at a speech sponsored by Exxon and Chevron, to her conversation with US Ambassador Pyatt in which they laid out the makeup of the post-coup government in Ukraine, her activities are in complete violation of acceptable international standards, protocols, conventions and laws. But that is not even the most serious US violation.
We know, because of evidence that is available for anyone in the world to see if they simple look for it, that there are at least 400 Greystone/CIA mercenaries in Ukraine reportedly engaged in punitive military operations against civilian targets and assisting in the commission of war crimes.
We know the names of all of the US NGOs and CIA/USAID bodies that helped destabilizing the country, even the funding tree and the chain of command, it is all available on-line, yet nothing is being done about it.
We know the Maidan sniper killings were ordered by members of the junta, even the fact that a silenced M-16 was used and the name of the official who transported it out of the area.
We know that people were burned alive in Odessa or set on fire after they were brutally murdered and even have the testimony of the head of the emergency services to back that up. There is even evidence that the people were gassed with gas that was only available to security services and some say only used by the CIA, but there is no investigation.
We have seen and uncovered evidence that the hand of the CIA is behind these events and other atrocities, the clues are everywhere, including in intercepted e-mails, telephone calls and other communications.
We know that the Right Sector and Crimean Tartar separatists funded and armed by Islamic terrorist elements who were to deliver weapons through Turkey were supposed to destabilize Crimea for NATO intervention and the annexation of Crimea by NATO, yet there is no outcry (this is all well-documented on-line).
We know Kolomoysky, Yarosh, Turchynov, Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko are involved in illegal punitive operations and the commission of war crimes against the Ukrainian people and doing so with the blessing of the United States, yet there is still no outcry.
We know from the former head of the Ukrainian Intelligence Services Alexander Yekimenko that the current head of the SBU, Valentin Nalivaychenko was recruited by the CIA and Alexander Danyluk the leader of the movement “Spilna Right” which controls the country’s Central Election Commission, works for British intelligence, yet they are not being tried for treason.
We also know large portions of the country did not even vote in the recent presidential election; and that there is evidence that Poroshenko was simple placed in power by his foreign benefactors. Yet there is not a word in the western media.
And lastly we know the United States and its agents had a plan to include in the EU Association agreement clauses to transfer the ownership of the Russian Ukrainian gas pipeline to major US oil companies and are planning to place NATO war elements in Ukraine directly on Russia’s border.
These are not secrets, yet there is silence and somehow Russia is at fault. Russia continues to be blamed for everything the US has done in Ukraine and as President Putin recently said: “provide the evidence”. No one can, because there is none.
Russian People are Peace-Loving People
Russia continues to deal with the direct threat to its national security that exists in Ukraine through peaceful means and continues to attempt to deal with those in power in an above-board-basis and under accepted international laws and norms. Russia is also the only country which has steadfastly supported and assisted the Ukrainian people as their own government has escalated its war on its own population.
From the first stage of marginalizing the Russian speaking and ethnic Russian population of Ukraine and ignoring their legitimate grievances against policies implemented by the junta until the current bombing and killing of these very populations by the fascists in Kiev, Russia has attempted to assist the people through peaceful means.
The strength of the Russian people, and I believe history is a testament to this, is that they believe in peace, strive for peace and are incredibly patient and slow to anger. Russia and the Slavs have historically never been invaders and attackers but have always risen to any threat to their own integrity or security. Sometimes it might appear too late but when the time comes it always with complete resolve and devastating effects on those who would prod a sleeping bear.
This is in contrast to the United States which seems to be involved in and itching for a new military “adventure” before the previous one even finishes and which to this date, other than Pearl Harbor (and there are those who have presented evidence and believe that Pearl Harbor was allowed to happen and constituted a false flag attack) has waged wars all over the world whilst never being attacked by any of its targets.
In over simplified schoolyard terms the US would be the bully, beating and terrorizing everyone in sight whilst Russia would be the big quiet kid that never bothers anyone but whom the bully avoids. Just take a look at John McCain and compare him to Foreign Minister Lavrov if you have a problem with the allegory.
Statesmen, Diplomats, Businessmen
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia has strived to build a fair and democratic society while having to constantly deal with attempts to break the country up and attempts by the US/CIA to facilitate it breakup and a spiral into anarchy. While USAID and the CIA may have spent 5 million dollars on destabilization/regime change operations in Ukraine that figure was in the $400 billion dollar range for Russia and they failed.
Whilst fighting real threats to its security Russia has managed to somehow keep a free democratic society and not strip the right s of its citizens away or sink into the tyranny of a hyper-security sate. Something few talk about but a feat worthy of admiration.
On the international stage Russia’s diplomats, heads of state, business leaders and others have continuously without fail called for the respect of rule of law, respect for sovereignty and relations based on equal partnerships. This can be seen in every interaction with the international community that Russia has had. Especially in the energy sector where Russia has been more than generous with “partners” such as Ukraine and in which Russia has never set political or other conditions in order to simply do business.
Again in sharp contrast to the US and its perpetual blackmailing, sanctions, strong arming, draconian conditions, spying, market manipulations, regime change operations, endless wars and threats of aggression, conditional loans and its forever meddling into the affairs of every country that has the misfortune of warranting US attention or which has something the US wants.
All of that brings me to where I have been headed with all of this: namely the mafia-like strong arm tactics of the US on the international stage in general, in the energy sector in particular and even more precisely the strong arming of Bulgaria by when-will-he-ever-retire-neocon John McCain.
Russian Gas Pipeline: Energy Independence for Europe
In reality, with all rhetoric and political shadings aside, Russian gas to Europe is the best option for the continent and any pragmatic European leader should understand this. So while the US is terrorizing Europe about “Russian energy dependence” and how Europe must be free to buy its energy supplies from anyone (namely US companies) except from Russia, let’s pause and think for a minute.
Russia has supplied Europe with very affordable quality energy resources since day one, not only affordable but always in a dependable, timely and generous manner (except for the past problems with Ukraine) and has done so without ever seeking to manipulate the internal politics of its customer states or setting political or other conditions on its consumers.
As we have seen with Ukraine Russia has even been generous when payment has not been received, allowing Ukraine for instance, to run up a debt of $3.5 billion or more.
Affordable gas and oil, with no conditions attached and always delivered on-time and within contractual terms, what could be more conducive to energy independence and security?
According to US thinking of people like John McCain, the foreign power destabilizing Europe and causing energy insecurity, all European countries must follow US political whims and abide by the dictates of Washington, not only on whom to befriend, who to do business with, how to run internal economies, how to carry out national defense, who to trade with and not to trade with and finally where to buy energy resources and from whom. And if you do not obey Washington’s dictates, you will be targeted for destabilization and regime change, plain and simple. You do what we say or we will destroy you.
Yes the energy giants and the corporations on Wall Street do not want Europe receiving gas from Russia. They want Europe to buy it from America but there is one problem: America cannot fill Europe’s energy needs.
Some say the energy giants, the corporations and the military industrial/intelligence complex control the US government and attempt to force their will on the people, and this is in fact the case. Why else would a European association agreement for Ukraine include raising the price of gas for consumers to “European levels”? So that the new sellers will make more money it is that plain and simple.
The hypocrisy of McCain arriving in Bulgaria and dictating to the Bulgarian government who to buy gas from and how to run its affairs while talking about energy independence is stunning and almost unbelievable, but it is what we have come to expect from dysfunctional self-serving US foreign policy. Talk of independence, democracy and freedom while delivering subservience, tyranny and enslavement: economically, militarily and politically.
Broken EU: Good for America
Does the US hegemon have the interests of Europe in mind? Of course not, otherwise they would not have destabilized the whole continent by forcing Europe into a mindless confrontation with Russia whilst unleashing nazis on a continent that has already suffered enough.
The very real and present threat to European security, sovereignty, peace, economic well-being and political cohesion is not Russia, who has been merely attempting to do business with its partners, but the United States which has been attempting to establish its hegemony and subjugate the continent by force.
And the record has shown, if the US cannot subjugate and control a country it will destroy it and break it up.
And I leave you with the list of countries where the US has organized coup d’états, supported revolutions, overthrown governments, invaded, annexed, supported groups or forces who overthrew or attempted to overthrow governments or outright executed the leaders. Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USSR, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaire (Congo).
Any country which is visited by McCain, please take heed, hopefully yours won’t be next.
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