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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ain't No Life in Ukraine Anymore

The US coup d'etat in Ukraine destroyed the nation - intentionally - in order to create chaos along the Russian border.   The plan by Washington and Brussels was to bankrupt Ukraine and force Russia to have to deal with the economic consequences of their neighbor's collapse.  All this being aimed to help fulfill the goal of eventual regime change in Moscow.

The abrupt severing of the traditional ties between Russian and Ukrainian businesses, due to suicidal Kiev-imposed regulations, resulted in a 10.7% decline in GDP in 2014 and another 13.4% drop in 2015. Foreign trade, both imports and exports, decreased by one-third. The naive expectations of the incumbent government in Kiev – that Ukrainian products could obtain access to European markets – have been torn to shreds.

Sadly many Ukrainian people at first took the bait and supported the coup in Kiev.  But now the misled people of Ukraine are finding that the promises from America and Europe are hollow - like an empty well.  They've given up their independence, lost their economy, seen their country turned into a war zone and the once promised 'future in the European market' has turned out to be an illusion.  In the meantime the few assets of Ukraine are being sold off to foreign pirates at bargain basement prices.  This is how a nation is robbed and destroyed.  

All this has been done in the name of freedom and democracy.  In the end the only freedom is for the pirates to gain wealth and the democracy, like in so many other places, in just words with no real meaning.


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