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Thursday, March 05, 2015

This Is a Declaration of War

At times I feel completely overwhelmed by the current US-NATO military operations aimed at Russia.  It's growing rapidly - one can't help but wonder if the recent 'victory' of the self-defensive forces in eastern Ukraine wasn't allowed by Washington and Kiev as a way to get public opinion behind the already well established plans for even more NATO escalation.

It's all just far too neat and tidy to be seen otherwise.  This is not a conspiracy but a well designed military plan to take down Moscow.  They are playing with fire. In some respects the 'project' is now impossible to stop.  The question for the moment is how long will this attack on Russia go on and what level of conflict will result?  Will it go nuclear?  If so the world is fucked.

The Pentagon role now is to send legions of NATO trainers into Ukraine to "push Kiev's [reluctant] troops forward" in order to "deter Russian aggression."  It's a long term military operation that is going to be exceedingly expensive.  It's got to be sold to the American people and folks throughout Europe.  In order to make this public relations campaign successful the perpetrators have to flip the switch - turn the story ass backwards - blame the other side for doing what US-NATO are in fact doing.

The source of the aggression is quite clear to me.  US-NATO are all over Russia's border.  I learned today that the current right-wing Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves grew up in New Jersey and went to Columbia University.  It's funny how the US is able to continually put their agents into office in key nations around the world.

Go back to post WW II and note how fascist Syngman Rhee lived in the US and was then put in power in South Korea to ensure Washington's control.  Recall the many fascist dictators that the US repeatedly put in place in Vietnam, Iran, Indonesia and throughout Latin America and the African continent.  It's called good corporate planning.

More recently in 2008 we saw Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (also trained in the US at George Washington University) launch an attack on Russian speaking republics South Ossetia and Abkhazia along Russia's border.  Russia responded to the Georgian military strike against the  people there by counter-attacking Georgia.  The fighting took place in the strategically important Transcaucasia region which borders the Middle East.

I'll never forget watching the first US politician to arrive in Georgia after the 2008 shooting war subsided.  It was then Sen. Joe Biden who made that visit, just months before being selected as Obama's running mate. Biden came back slinging much anti-Russian rhetoric and most importantly threatened Russia with dire consequences if it did not do as instructed by Washington and Brussels.   Biden of course also led the effort in the Senate to send more weapons and US military 'trainers' to Georgia.  So this is all a familiar story.

Just this morning NPR (National Public Radio) had an interview with a Russian woman who 'fingered' Putin as the one who called for the killing of Boris Nemtsov this past weekend in Moscow.  It's all so damn convenient - the pieces just keep tumbling into place as the case is made for war with Russia in order to contain the 'evil Putin'.  Can you see Manuel Noriega (Panama), Saddam Hussein (Iraq), and Muammar Qaddafi (Libya) all over again?  It's a tried and true twisting of the truth in order to set up supposed 'obstacles' for take down.  It's always sold though as the mighty super-moral US swooping in to protect 'freedom and democracy'.  Walt Disney couldn't have done this any better.

The US-NATO expansion of the conflict in Ukraine is indeed a declaration of war against Russia.  And from what I can make out the Russian people see the writing on the wall - they can hear the train coming.  Sadly the American people have no clue what is going on nor do most of those in Europe.

This project has been set up with criminal precision.  After all the CIA and the Pentagon have had alot of practice over the years.  This is what Washington does best.


Blogger Heinrich Scheffer said...

I must agree with you on the overall plan. We will have to see if the Chines, Indians and smaller countries like Iran will let Putin take a nose shot alone or if they will face together. That will be the crucial moment when time will decide if Putin will survive.

3/8/15, 1:27 AM  
Anonymous johnny said...

well written article which many naïve and outdated Americans and Europeans should read and understand the real facts about USA inc. Thanks.

3/8/15, 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Dan Good said...

The scenario you describe is the neo-con scenario, not necessarily the “American” scenario, and luckily it is definitely not irreversible; that said I think it describes what is actually going on. The neo-con plan was articulated by Paul Craig Roberts in his speech in Moscow recently, a speech mostly likely translated into Russian and doing the rounds of political circles. Here is the link for those who do not know Paul Craig Roberts: scroll down to read the speech: Probably the Russians can see what is going on, even without Paul Craig Roberts, simply by observing the many rebukes and insults leveled at Putin over the past year and a half. No wonder the guy has an 85% favorability rating in Russia!
But there are many flaws in the neo-con plan, which lead one to question its seriousness. To mention a few: (1.) Russia will not fight against NATO for the simple reason that it does not have the resources; so it will be virtually impossible to provoke Russia into anything other than a purely defensive war, in which case it will be impossible to win. Hey, if all the fire power and trillions of investment could not beat Viet Nam nor Iraq nor Libya (that war is far from over) nor any other country that the US has attacked and destroyed, what makes the neo-cons think they can destroy and beat Russia? Such a war could very well turn attention away from “immigration” and provoke a massive invasion of continental United States by the combined forces of Mexico, South America, China and India together. All of these people would love to have a little “pied à terre” in California or New York. (2.) Europe simply does not want this fight. Mali, maybe ok, Libya too. But it will not participate in a war against the country that provides 25% of its energy and has the greatest potential as a trading partner than any other country. It is obvious from the recent panic on the part of Frau Merkel that she is not about to get into a fight with her old “oppressor”. It goes without saying tha no other EU country will join in. (3.) As mentioned in the article, it’s a big world out there and it is far from clear that the tide is now turning against the USA literally everywhere. So if Russia, a country that has gotten rid of the yoke of Communism, a country slowly regaining confidence and finding its lost heritage, a reasonable and positive voice in the diplomatic world, is attacked by underhanded US schemes supported by undependable allies such as a dysfunctional Ukraine (and possibly a small number of revanchist Poles and Brits), which side is the rest of the world likely to take? Great as are the fortunes of the top American investors, it is not particularly significant or impressive in the eyes of the working stiffs of the world who make up 99.999999% of the rest of the world. (4.) Finally, the US is so spread out globally with its military bases everywhere and so preoccupied by internal problems such as Ferguson, crumbling infrastructure, an increasingly neurotic and ignorant population, sinking financial security and shaky self confidence, how will it rally support internally for such a gargantuan task as a real war, fought by real soldiers, against even more real soldiers. Face it, the “can-do” American spirit of old has spent itself. What remains is nothing but bluff and fantasy. The world can live with bluff and fantasy.

3/12/15, 4:17 PM  

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