Watching as the Cuban flag was raised at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. presents a mixed blessing for those who are from Cuban heritage, as I am. My mom escaped from Cuba in 1961. She barely got out when Fidel Castro took over. And while my mom and I are happy to see relations normalizing with Cuba, something seems missing. What is missing is the story of those who escaped and lost everything due to the revolution. This happened to the many people who were not rich but rather middle class, like most people here in America.
Everything was taken from them. Their personal belongings and homes were taken. They were then moved to the country from Havana to work on farms. How strange it must have been for my mother, an office worker, and my grandmother, a teacher, to be moved from their home as all of their belongings were taken over, and then they were bused to the countryside.
What is eerie to watch are the numerous socialists and others lauding only the advancement of the people of Cuba. This happened on the backs of many middle class people who found themselves lucky enough to escape Cuba with one suitcase and a hidden photo or two.
Castro and the rest of the revolutionaries were given license to steal by both the poor and potentially the same corrupt elite which they claimed to be against. They have controlled those poor into their present reality. And while the socialist system has yielded lots of benefits including health care, education, housing, etc., there is little of free enterprise with the exception of the black market which is used to supplement the average Cuban’s income. There is no freedom to speak against the system, freedom of expression is limited and the revolutionaries needed to push common people down to achieve their goal which they now say is justified based on the results.
There is a much better solution than this manufactured socialist system, which is being lauded. It is found in the true and enforced meaning of the Bill of Rights in the US and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
What if the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion really failed on purpose? One thing that my mom could never understand is how Castro managed to stay in power all of those years. She never understood how the world’s most powerful government could not remove the dictator and free the Cuban people. It seemed so clear and easy to do, and yet it never made sense that this was not done. So, perhaps the blockade was intentional to show the “benefits” of socialism. All the while, the corrupt version of the “free enterprise system” was operating in the background with visits to Cuba from prominent, well financed Americans including Mitt Romney.
When one of my friends on Facebook posted a quote by a Russian Think Tank Strategist, Konstantin Sivkov, who said that “The best way for Russia to solve its problem with America would be to trigger a nuclear weapon at Yellowstone National Park and hope it would set off a supervolcano, destroying the continent,” according to several articles including this one http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/russian-strategist-suggests-nuking-yellowstone/, I had to wonder – do they think they have nothing to do with the American foreign policy situation? Could they have put an end to the Bush Administration with the evidence they have about 9/11/2001? Steel buildings do not collapse because of fire even when jet fuel is added. The temperature does not get hot enough.
This reminded me when I was working at the Taste of Encino during the 2004 election cycle. At the time Mikhail Khodorkovsky was a big topic in Russia, and I was talking with a Republican campaign chair about the democracy movement in Russia and what was happening to Khodorkovsky. At the time, I felt like we were being listened to. Well, within about 15 minutes of our conversation, two guys with Russian accents show up and come in between our conversation. One goes with the Republican chair and purchases the largest Bush/Cheney sign I have ever seen.
The other guy stays and talks with me while their campaign contribution is made. When thinking about the Russian strategy through out the Bush Administration, it has been one of watch the Administration make global mistakes and potentially allow criminal actions to happen for later use. Currently my views on Khodorkovsky have changed because of Ukraine, but this does not eliminate Russian culpability with the foreign policy that is currently affecting them – NATO’s encroachment.
If Russia had stood against the US and offered evidence on 9/11/2001 – satellite photos, scientific reports and analysis regarding who the culprits were, would there be NATO encroachment today? Why suggest killing thousands of Americans, Canadians and Mexicans because of what is a continuation of a potentially unfairly elected leader’s fault (the Supreme Court made Bush President), yes, but if Russia as a country had the power to stop imperialism based on lies many years ago, why did they not? Could there be a benefit to watching America fail – financially and diplomatically – launching false wars and committing financial crimes? Are the citizens to blame when no one in the world seems to be able to stop what seems to be organized crime operating within a country’s boarders? And no one internationally – or rather very few- are willing to stand up and speak against it.
It was interesting when Gordon Duff asked President Vladimir Putin for evidence connecting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Soviet Intelligence in an article titled, “We Demand: President Putin Release Documents Vital to World Peace.” http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/10/we-demand-president-putin-release-documents-vital-to-world-peace/
He asked for, “Full information on Netanyahu’s role in running Jonathan Pollard as a Soviet agent,” and “Full information on Netanyahu’s role as a Soviet agent in the theft of American cryptographic units from the UNTSO in 1990 and the nature of the data, NATO military secrets, US State Department correspondence and US Naval codes that Netanyahu passed on to Moscow.”
Thinking about the Bolsheviks, their origins and the Khazarian mafia there is a possible reason no one spoke about 9/11/2001. They all potentially benefited. Previously, one could give them a pass because globally the narrative against speaking out has been so strong and looking at Think Tanks, they are typically hot heads, hawks and war profiteers, so that may be why there was little interest in bringing organized crime on trial for possibly committing one of the largest terror incidents that led to countless wars, killing well over one million people. Now looking at Mr. Sivkov’s statement, one would also have to wonder as he was present in Russia during the Soviet Union, could he also be aware of the Khazarian mafia? Why threaten us and not them, as it is possible that they are the basis for the situation in Ukraine?
Perhaps it is a Think Tank problem similar to the Bomb, Bomb Iran crowd here in the US – they refuse to see themselves as the problem. The other side of the coin is the American Think Tanks providing wonderful opinion pieces to the New York Times, especial the one written by Former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, now Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, entitled, “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran.” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/opinion/to-stop-irans-bomb-bomb-iran.html
With the painstaking work done by the Obama Administration to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, words of Mr. Bolton are not constructive. They are detrimental.
“The inconvenient truth is that only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack on Saddam Hussein’s Osirak reactor in Iraq or its 2007 destruction of a Syrian reactor, designed and built by North Korea, can accomplish what is required,” said Bolton. What would that accomplish? The Apocalypse? Inspections over Armageddon for all including Israel is a better choice until the world reaches a point where nuclear power is no longer a profitable, viable form of power – which could be very soon if E-cat, hydrogen power and other alternatives were allowed to take the stage.
Notice how this is not ever brought up. Rather to bomb, destroy or nuke the planet rather than create solutions that are viable and solid. Perhaps we should change the name Think Tanks to Nuke Tanks, perhaps then and only then would we be clear of what these fools are after.
The US and Russia should go after the 3rd party, out them and bring peace and stability back. This morning I watched a very informative interview with Stephen Cohen on Democracy Now! Watch a clip of it here.
Cohen is a professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University. He brought up an interesting point about President Barack Obama’s weekend statement regarding the situation in Ukraine.
“Mr. Putin made this decision around Crimea and Ukraine, not because of some grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off balance by the protests in the Maidan and Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine,” said Obama.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov then responded, “I have two comments which are important. There has been confirmation that the United States was directly involved, from the very beginning, in this anti-government coup d’état. And President Obama literally called it ‘the transition of power.’ Secondly, I would like to note that Obama’s rhetoric shows Washington’s intention to continue doing everything possible to unconditionally support Ukraine’s authorities, who have apparently taken a course toward a military solution to the conflict.”
What is most interesting is that Cohen went onto explain that what President Obama was referring to was the brokered deal for Yanukovych to form a coalition government and to hold elections in December. This is where the 3rd party potentially interfered, created chaos in the streets the next day and the coup.
“Here’s what happened,” said Cohen. “And he’s right about Crimea. He just let the cat out of the bag here. An agreement was brokered in February. Everybody think back. It’s only one year ago. Foreign ministers of Europe, as violence raged in the streets of Kiev, rushed to Kiev and brokered a deal between the sitting president and the opposition leaders—Yanukovych—that he would form a coalition government and call new elections in December. And everybody thought, ‘Wow, violence averted. We’re back on a democratic track.’ And what happened? The next day, mobs took to the streets, stormed the presidential palace; Yanukovych, the president, fled to Russia.
“But we now know that when that deal was struck by the European ministers, Putin and Obama spoke on the phone, and Putin said to Obama, ‘Are you behind this?’ And Obama says, ‘I am. Let’s get back on peaceful track.’ And then he asks Putin, ‘Are you behind it?’ And Putin said, ‘A hundred percent.’ And the next day, this happened. So, something happened overnight. Obama lost control of the situation. He didn’t know what was going on. But when he says that they negotiated a peaceful transition to power, he’s not referring to the overthrow of Yanukovych; he’s referring to the deal he signed onto to keep the Ukrainian president in office for another eight or nine months until national elections.
“So, he has now confirmed the Russia dark suspicions that the CIA or somebody carried out a coup.”
If Obama and Lavrov could speak on the phone today and acknowledge the third party influence on the situation, one that has been stoking the conflict, they could stop playing their roles in this “theater” and focus collaboratively to out the third party once and for all. This will restore peace and progress. Why are the US and Russia continuing to be played by the third party? It is time both work together to expose this group that has been attacking peace on all fronts and fomenting conflict for personal gain and against the interests of millions of people.
Here is a full link to the Democracy Now interview:
I just sent this letter to both Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinsten. Feel free to copy this letter or any portion and send it to your representatives. The three laws we are asking our American government to follow are The Arms Export Control Act which stipulates that US-supplied weapons can be used only for “legitimate self-defense”. The US Foreign Assistance Act prohibits military assistance to any country “which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights”. And the Proxmire Amendment bans military assistance to any government that, like Israel, refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or prevents inspection of its nuclear facilities. If we followed these laws we would not be complicit in potential war crimes and there would be a lot less violence in Gaza.
Dear Senator Boxer,
I am petitioning you to follow American law in regards to Israel. As Israel is currently being investigated by the UN Human Rights Council, it is our duty as a country to suspend arms shipments and military aid to Israel. Although we were the lone country voting against the resolution to “establish an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” this does not absolve us from being an accomplice to war crimes, should those be found by the Council.
We should therefore follow The Arms Export Control Act which stipulates that US-supplied weapons can be used only for “legitimate self-defense”. In the case of Gaza, if it is found that Israel is committing acts of ethnic cleansing to take over territory as was said even by the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, we are in violation of that law.
He said, “After the IDF completes the “softening” of the targets with its fire-power, the IDF will conquer the entire Gaza, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations. (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15326#.U9k5tLGmWSo )
“Gaza is part of our Land and we will remain there forever. Liberation of parts of our land forever is the only thing that justifies endangering our soldiers in battle to capture land. Subsequent to the elimination of terror from Gaza, it will become part of sovereign Israel and will be populated by Jews. This will also serve to ease the housing crisis in Israel. The coastal train line will be extended, as soon as possible, to reach the entire length of Gaza.”
The US Foreign Assistance Act prohibits military assistance to any country “which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights”. As we have witnessed the same patten of violence by Israel including Cast Lead, etc. it is clear that this violence has been ongoing.
And the Proxmire Amendment bans military assistance to any government that, like Israel, refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or prevents inspection of its nuclear facilities.
Three laws which I am petitioning you to follow by stopping all military aide to Israel until the completion of the independent investigation by the UN Human Rights Council.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have proposed over and over a two state solution. If Israel is really the aggressor and by its own words is the party refusing, we should not be complicit in possible war crimes.
I also ask you to watch this: former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, Rabbi Henry Siegman was interviewed on Democracy Now (http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/30/henry_siegman_leading_voice_of_us) He detailed the terrorism, and he called it that, that was done by Israelis to force 700,000 Palestinians to leave. Siegman has also met with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal – who everyone says is not prepared to recognize Israel as a Jewish state- said it would be his government that would recognize Israel. People do not recognize states – governments do and he would work for such a government that recognizes Israel.
It is up to us to say no to terrorism and ethnic cleansing that is potentially being done by Israel. Are we to be standing on the sidelines co-opting a Palestinian holocaust? Please encourage our government to follow its laws through stopping all military aid to Israel.
With the recent strikes on civilians in Gaza and ISIS attacks in Iraq, the violence happening in the world against innocent people is staggering. What is strange is that when you look at these two atrocities, they are based on false religion meaning ther actions violate their groups’ own teachings not to harm, kill and steal from people. Officials and the media can say otherwise, that it is defense or aggression in retaliation but the sheer civilian toll and destruction of homes and personal property is not connected to any religious text – it is against them all.
When you think about Israel, a country that has been attacked by rockets which are not acceptable either, why would they destroy hospitals, buildings, UN refugee centers in schools, power plants – because there are rockets hiding there? The rockets have been there for a long time. Wasn’t the basis for this new “operation” the kidnapping of 3 Israeli youths? Hasn’t blame for this crime been admitted by an ISIS affiliate?
So is ISIS operating in Gaza? The level of force against the Palestinians seems disproportionate and with the amount of destruction in Gaza. I wonder if there is a group, perhaps the same group that kidnapped the 3 Israeli teens, which was not Hamas – that is hiding rockets to assist with the targeting of badly needed infrastructure, powerful political people who may help to build Palestine as a strong nation and to scare the people of Gaza into leaving the area? Gaza is a valuable piece of coastline.
So when looking at this further, at the very roots of the conflict, neither Judaism nor Islam would encourage the killing of innocent civilians to take their land. Both faiths have protested against the situation in Gaza and to a lesser extent Iraq.
Israel’s cause in Gaza is potentially rooted in extremism and removing Palestinians from their land.
According to many far right – now main stream – politicians inside Israel including Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset who said, “Gaza is part of our Land and we will remain there forever. Liberation of parts of our land forever is the only thing that justifies endangering our soldiers in battle to capture land” http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15326
So it is clear from his words what their intent is. It is not to just eliminate danger to Israel, but to take Palestinian land. He goes on to say Palestinians will be removed or can stay and be given permanent resident status- not citizenship. So the people who’s land it is, Palestinians, will no longer be citizens on their own land? It is pretty clear why the situation is going on in Gaza right now is happening – goals, objectives, intent, reasoning behind, etc. have all been written about. It is not rockets.
Glenn Greenwald interview – nothing new to see here. Nothing to do? How do we convene a Truth Commission or Congressional hearing? Germany’s doing it.
After watching yesterday’s interview with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now about the Muslim lawyers and civil rights leaders that were spied upon,(1) I was glad to see that new documents had been brought forward to the public for all to see, finally. I emailed a friend about the information. He encouraged me to look further because he said Greenwald and his information were a waste of time.
By looking further, it is interesting what I found out. This is more than controlled opposition, it seems to be psychologically controlled opposition or ‘cognitive infiltration’ to prevent action and real law enforcement investigation on crimes that have been committed within the United States, internationally and on American people, as well as on people residing in many countries. If we follow their story line, no wonder no law gets changed and no one gets arrested for breaking the law by violating the Constitution, committing war crimes and perjuring themselves before Congress, as James Clapper did. There is too much blocking through bickering and nonsense debate for a law enforcement action to occur. This blocking is not happening in Germany currently, and some day the American public may wake up very surprised when the information is presented without the cognitive infiltrator in between.
Think about the latest Greenwald story, we knew Muslim groups were being targeted by the NYPD and other agencies, as there have been hundreds of articles written about this. Is any of the information here surprising in the Democracy Now interview? What is surprising is that there is no action being taken at the core of the story, to end this invasive, illegal surveillance. It is like through the reporting of the story, everyone can say, “see I knew that was happening” and no one has to do anything about it. They can argue about the characters and circumstances, never prosecute the real crime.
After studying humanity for many years, finally the core has emerged. The basic premise that has been promoted by the elite is that humans are bad at the core and must be controlled. This has been their justification for not honoring the Universal Right of Sovereignty. There are many potentials as to why and who benefits but, it is clear that control has financial and intrinsic benefits for those in power. One suspicion is that once humans reach a level of awareness where they are aware that they are being secretly controlled and manipulated and reach that evolutionary point where it is known in reality that the people can live in a peaceful, evolved society, they whoever they are – elites- push humanity back with war or action that kills most of us, and ultimately we have no long term recollection of what has happened. It’s like in the process the elites create illegal incidents along the way and once it reaches the point where many people see the lies of those in “leadership” positions, then they create some big event to prevent them from being toppled and preventing society from reaching a higher level.
If you look at society from a perspective of the chakras in the body, the first chakra or energy center is that of security. Once security has been mastered the rest of the energy centers can be mastered. Without this mastery, the remaining are unable to be mastered. Currently our society has been unwilling to allow the mastery of the first chakra, so we are still considered a level 0 society. Once we master security, we can live without war and meet our basic needs, we will have evolved to a Level 1 society. There is no need for humanity to be pushed back again. The core issue at the push back is the perception of ourselves and the lack of ability for humans to recognize their right to sovereignty as a human universal right despite the facade of “badness” that “needs to be controlled” by the elite who use these facades to achieve false security.
Security is actually created through the strength found at the core of each and every human. Through living within the Universal Law of Sovereignty – not to harm another- peace is easily achieved because the law is easily followed. It is also easy to see the strength and solid foundation that humans can create.
In the coming pages you will read a response to the translated version of the “Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion.” Each line has been examined and transformed into a human based one. Their premise is important because it is at the core of false perception about humanity being bad-negative- that has potentially led to these Elders to violate the Universal Law of Sovereignty to maintain control because of a need for “security.” Perhaps the only security they seek to maintain is their own. This may be why the original text is so opposite to the core of real truth of humanity, that people are at their core, good and aspire to peace and freedom.
I will be posting these as they are finished, so you can enjoy them as I write. If you would like to read the original translated text of the Protocols, you can find it here: http://www.iamthewitness.com/Protocols-of-Zion.htm
Here is the letter I will be sending to each Congressional Member:
Dear Congressional Member,
I am writing to you as an American citizen on behalf of the US Dollar. As we have been so focused on the many perceptions of international and domestic issues including Ukraine, domestic spying, CIA torture, drones, Veterans, etc., little attention has been paid to the US Dollar.
What will happen once the dollar is replaced by the SDR currency?
Will Americans have to endure another financial collapse far worse than that of 2008, including facing the potential for hyper inflation?
What is your game plan? When do you intend to tell the public that there is no financial security in the Fed?
As the most recent IMF loan to Ukraine was made in SDR currency and as Russia and other BRICS decide they will no longer be using the petro-dollar, what will happen to the value of the dollar?
Are there measures in place and/or is this part of the secretive TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership, where negotiations are being kept secret because the American public would be angry if they found out what it is about? No wonder our opinion as citizens is worthless enough where corporations and governments negotiate our future in secret.
I guess how much power can a bankrupt American public have over multinational corporations?
Will you take action to secure the US Dollar on our behalf, and shed light on our future through forcing all details of the TPP to be negotiated under public scrutiny?
I look forward to your reply.
Well it is happening. The dollar is really being phased out as the reserve currency. I just read this article: China-Russia discussing currency swaps package. Here is an excerpt from it
“Financial cooperation between China and Russia is growing as local currency settlement in two-way trade increases and consultations on a package of currency swaps are on-going,” said Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli This would remove the necessity for transactions to be settled in two foreign exchange trades via the US dollar.
Beijing is keen on substituting the US dollar with the yuan in all of China’s trade with other countries. The Chinese currency now trades directly with the Japanese yen, the Australian dollar, the Brazilian real, the EU’s euro, the New Zealand dollar and many other currencies.
The situation in Ukraine is just another nail in the dollar’s coffin. Sad, but here it is happening before our very eyes. It started to seriously deteriorate with American trade policy in 2001, benefiting China not US. http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201404/201404abs.html and now the silencing of leaks/leakers, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/us/politics/obama-policy-bans-employee-use-of-leaked-material.html?hp&_r=0
An open discussion on everything from 2000 until now starting with the Supreme Court deciding the election would be nice. Let’s then discuss trade issues, weakening our economy, illegal surveillance, under-investigated terrorism connections with lack of questioning about 9/11, wars created based on false pretenses, banking/financial fraud that brought about economic collapse globally but mostly hit those impacted by the dollar and now more surveillance, lack of questioning and a removal of the dollar as the reserve currency. We deal with debt manufactured by all of this fraud and now may be left with no way to pay for it but with our very homes and personal finances that have already been raided by the fraudsters since 2000. We need a public hearing and the American people should be engaged with what is going on, #TPP included.
The secrecy is disconcerting. It is like they wanted all of this to happen without anyone seeing it, so no one would question, and that our demise had been decided before hand without our consent. America still holds the light of Freedom, although people will attempt to extinguish her flame. People’s rights are a flame that can never be extinguished, as those very freedoms uphold society. Without them, there is nothing but mute mediocrity.
I wanted to publish this comment in its entirety because of the perspective it offers for the Western reader who is in effect blind to opposing sides in the discussion on Ukraine. We are fed a very foreign perspective not found in Ukraine and definitely not in Russian speaking Ukraine, only in America. Once America achieves its obligations to one country’s people where a conflict has ensued to create a truly positive outcome, I will believe that it is possible for us to care for the people’s rights in a country. Perceived benefits to be obtained have not been typically fulfilled in the countries where conflict has occurred. If you have a story that contradicts this, please email me and I will publish it. I am pro-Ukraine remaining united, and I wish our leaders would have the courage to acknowledge all sides and help develop a mutually beneficial solution. Ukraine could be the diplomatic bridge between East and West, if this bridge only had a chance from all sides. I enjoyed this comment even though I did not agree with it entirely, I wanted to publish it. It comes from the article entitled, “DECONSTRUCTING THE RESULT OF THE FOUR PARTY TALKS.” I wanted these talks so badly. I wanted all sides to come up with a resolution to create a beneficial outcome for everyone and avoid war for stupidity that costs everyone. Here is the site where you can read the article http://darussophile.com/2014/04/deconstructing-the-result-of-the-four-party-talks/ ,and here is the comment by Rostislav:
It is much easier to campaign on an independent pro Russian state made of the Eastern and Southern Ukraine in union with the Russian Federation as the Soviet Ukraine was in union with the RSFSR. It is much more salutary to restructure a new Ukraine of Center, South and East, excluding the West in its own, separate and new deNazified state.
The biggest smokescreen here in all of this Ukrainian crisis legerdemain is that this is somehow East versus West Ukraine. This created enmity and national divorce is a symptom of a larger disease. Who is paying for this civil war? Well, there is a reason why the Maidan seized power without trying the electoral process. Because the appeal of the Orange Revolution and its political platform lost its electoral majority and credibility in Ukrainian politics. There is a reason why a Central – Western dictatorship was declared over the East and South: because electorally a pro EU/NATO orientation alienating and antagonizing Russia has no mandate Ukraine-wide when the East and South are allowed to participate in the political process. There is a reason why Neo NAZI Svoboda, Right Sector, C14 with not a few salutes from Batkivschina and UDAR has been allowed to form fascist cadres which have been armed and set loose on the Eastern and Southern Ukraine: decentralized but state sponsored terror in a situation like this allows a politically unpopular minority to suppress the political will of all majorities, because public policy is established by intimidation, secret arrests, murders, etc. They are using these fascists for the clear purpose of dominating a national electoral process which will allow all Western political objectives to be pursued, Since these groups are Neo NAZI, once the electorate has been brought down and deceived into “accepting the electoral will of the Ukraine,” the NAZIs can then be easily “removed” from the scene by turning the pressure valve to the East and “calling on the Easterners to save the Ukraine from fascism.” After, of course, their electoral victories are established (with Russia supposedly intimidated out of this Banana Republic CIA directed operation on its border by “crippling sanctions”) to “save the Ukraine.” Then a member of the Party of Regions will claim some sort of Western backed mandate (and Russia’s blessing), “create a government of national reconciliation” and lead the “crusade for a fascist free Ukraine,” where Svoboda, Right Sector, C 14 muckity mucks will end up with UDAR or Batkivschina or some “Petlurist Anti-Fascist Party” allowing “a united Ukraine to rise against hooliganism.”
And the same, woeful scenario of Ukrainian dysfunctional politics of the last 23 years will go on and on.
No, this Ukrainian politics is going to be delivered to Brussels in an EU funded casket draped with an American flag with Greystone pall bearers.
Who benefits from this? Who has made the money, pays Shuster’s check to say “we must not mention the names of people not here” except of course when it is “Hitler Putin”? Who is the one who always wins whether it is Kravchuk, or the Orange Revolution or Party of Regions? Who are the billionaires while the Ukraine is billions in debt? Akhmetov, Kolomoisky, Taruta, Poroshenko, Timoshenko, et al. People want to crusade against corruption? They want to know what will save the Ukraine? They want to know why the country is breaking apart and falling into chaos and civil war? STATELESS OLIGARCHY is the cause of the Ukrainian Civil War. These are the people whom the Ukrainians should rise up against if they “want to combat corruption and create a brighter future for their children.” Such a political platform could possibly even resurrect the dead corpse of the artificial state called the Ukraine. Of course, we all understand that fascism (AKA UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ETHNOGENESIS [ethnic cleansing]) and oligarchy would never allow such “Russian destabilization.”
Who in their right mind would celebrate a NAZI collaborationist movement responsible for the genocide of 500,000 Jews, Ukrainians, Poles, Roma, Russians, etc.? Who in their right mind would celebrate a movement whose entire program received a swastika imprimatur from Hitler’s Reichstag? Who in their right mind would believe that they could pull off some sort of Big Lie Fraud and shout loud enough to the world and to the Ukraine “that Stepan Bandera was not a NAZI war criminal” only to when they were found out belch revisionist, nonsense which distills to the rarified stupidity of “the defeat of NAZI Germany was a disaster for the Ukrainian nation,” that “the Red Army was a worse enemy of the Ukrainian people than the German Wehrmacht,” and that “the Galician Waffen SS Division emobodied the vision of patriotic forces and the best aspirations of patriotic Ukrainians.” It takes a certain sort of delusional ignorance to hold to these types of idiotic ravings, which are clearly fringe positions, but have somehow been mainstreamed by the EuroMaidan.
Playing on the basest and most deranged aspects of Ukrainian nationalism, the oligarchs have created a disorganized chaotic mass of orcs to take the attention off of them and thereby spin a message of “democratic Maidan as a struggle against corruption inherited from supposed ‘Russian interference in Ukrainian internal affairs’.” Here we are today with Russophobia and Neo NAZI-ism running violent cover for the oligarchs. Igor Kolomoisky is the enemy. Not Vladimir Putin. If someone needs to be sanctioned (in every meaning that that word can possess), his sanction is a more fitting measure to bring de-escalation and peace to the Ukraine than economic threats against Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
The Ukraine has a Yeltsin government, and look where it stands. The West wants to use the Ukraine to insert another Yeltsin government in Russia to create an even larger Ukraine.
Russia did not want to get involved in the Ukrainian struggles between East, West, Regions, Batkivschina, Maidan, Yanukovich, because there was nothing to be gained from paternalism in an ethnically confused and conflicted economic basket case experiencing the forces of Western funded ethnic polarization which were sparking demographic fissures and sociological disengagement which was/is offering every rebuttal to the quack ultra-nationalist claims of Ukrainian ethnogenesis. (Legitimate ethnogesis is not the work of brown shirts.) All Russia needed to do was simply sit back, make money and let the Ukraine fall apart on its own until it began voting itself into separate regions forming new nations. That is the trajectory of today’s Ukrainian political climate, carnage. Russia was pulled in to pay for an EU/NATO/US Ukraine, to stabilize it, to “be punished for being an upstart which would not sing ‘Uncle Sam uber alles’,” to begin its own process of “democratic regime change” ala the Orange Revolution (or Maidan in current Western dementia).
Going forward, Russia has a simple task actually. Economic enforcement. Don’t pay your bills? Well, you lose. Pay your bills but act in ways to breach your contracts, your prices go up. If you don’t want to pay? You lose. China will buy the energy. Don’t want to build pipelines? China is someone who does. India needs a higher standard of living and is a reliable trade partner. You don’t want to disarm Right Sector? Well, a “Berlin Airlift” of Russia’s very own could be conducted. Don’t want to talk to the East and send Galician fascists to occupy cities and murder and intimidate civilians? Russia could recognize the breakaway governments of these regions as legitimate and answer calls for humanitarian aid and advisors. Don’t want to hold the oligarchs accountable and take their money first to rebuild the Ukraine? Russia’s tens of billions are not going to be sent to Kiev so that Igor Kolomoisky can siphon off more money to send to a Cayman bank. EU, you “pay the bill” like you did for Greece and see how long the Ukraine is in your orbit (you should never have taken the bait of Polish Neo-Prometheanism, Europe!) As a matter of fact, EU/USA/NATO, you want Russia to stabilize the Ukraine for you? Write Russia a check after clearing all sanctions. Russia is in a winning situation in the Ukraine by doing nothing. By simply providing a pole for the Eastern and Southern Ukraine to gravitate toward once the Ukraine collapses is enough. Feeding, clothing, medicating, treating the East and South with dignity will go much further than any Maidan could ever go. Then the peoples’ governments of the various regions of the Ukraine gain credence and the situation is resolved.
Let’s think for a minute about the reality of a “Novorossija.” Inclusion of Ukrainian regions in the Russian Federation will mean an increase in these peoples’ living standards, pay, economic opportunity and promote the native and historical ethnogenesis of these regions. Inclusion in a Eurasian Union having a political and economic charter not unlike the old Soviet Union carries a similar benefit to regions of the Ukraine. This is academic. What is also academic is that the Russian Federation gets the pain and absorbs the costs of the integration of these regions and experiences the same types of economic corrections West Germany did when it absorbed East Germany. But, honestly, how much will Russia have to pump into the current artificial state of the Ukraine over the next twenty years to “keep it stable and democratic”?
Having the Ukraine led by Galicia will only break it apart quicker. Kiev can choose to come along into an Eurasian Union if it wants. But Galicia and the West have to be separated from the territory of any future, stable and prosperous Ukraine. The best thing for Russia is to leave the Central Ukraine with Galicia. That will end Galician “ukrainoznavstvo” for all Ukrainians once and for all.
Bottom line. The oligarchs have to return their ill gotten gains and stolen Ukrainian wealth and answer to the Ukrainian people. In the case of Igor Kolomoisky who has commissioned the murder of Ukrainian citizens and incited ethnic violence by financing and contriving the new “anti Semitism revelations” in the “separatist East,” charges of high treason should be pressed. Regime change in the Ukraine begins not with clowns like Yatsenyuk and Turchinov and Tyagnibok, it begins with removal of the oligarchs.
The Eastern and Western Ukraine are victims. The West moreso willingly than the East. They are pawns in the games played by oligarchs trying to steal more money and protect the pilfered fortunes they have already stolen from Ukrainian national wealth. Any real resolution of the Ukrainian quagmire means the thieving oligarchs have to be put out of business. If Russia does get involve, that means that the oligarchs, not Galician idiots, are the prime targets. Simply, for V V Putin to run the Ukraine in 18 months, he would not have to even use military intervention. He could simply sit by and use diplomacy and “humanitarian relief” to “aid and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Eastern and Southern Ukraine” while dusting off the old KGB architecture aimed at “neutralizing personal assets which are a direct threat to the stability of democratic workers’ interests.” In this way, the dominoes fall, and the shanty town certain people made of the Ukraine starts getting torn down and being improved by its own people. East and West Ukraine turns its gaze at these oligarchs being deposed and does something a little more constructive than SS marches and mob violence for Russophobia and ethnic cleansing.
Just a few thoughts about a few different Ukrainian scenarios.