I am a child of the 80s. Reagan was like a grandfather to me, and it didn’t help that he actually did look and sound like my grandfather. As a child and teenager, I often wondered why other countries didn’t just decide to become part of the US, my country was so great, why wouldn’t they? There were three channels on TV, but if I was lucky I could catch Fraggle Rock on cable TV, at a friend’s house.
My bus stop was a quarter mile away from my house. You never knew when the bus would come, so you had to be there a half hour early. This was particularly stressful during cold Michigan winters. It provided great after-school exercise, as I would run at top-speed after school in order to watch Star Blazers, He-Man, GI-Joe and Transformers.
On these three TV stations, there were precious few times you could find cartoons, after school for an hour and Saturday morning. Later in the evening, you could sometimes catch the Muppet Show. Sunday night was Walt Disney. That was it.
There was a defining moment of my childhood. I remember watching a made-for-TV movie in 1983. I remember this movie as clearly as the day as I remember the 9/11 attacks on the US, and cried just the same. I lost a good deal of naivety on this day. I was 12 years old.
The movie was The Day After. It depicted nuclear war in the US. One of the most haunting moments, for me, was a black man asking for shelter, skin rotting from radiation, nuclear fallout snow falling in the background. My mind became consumed with things no 12 year old should have to think about in a perfect world. How can I avoid this catastrophe? Where can I go?
Now, some 30+ years later, I realize how healthy it was for me to watch The Day After. It should be required viewing for all 12 year olds. Everyone needs to have a healthy fear of nuclear annihilation. Its something that is severely lacking in today’s politics.
For all the rhetoric from decades gone-by, we have never been closer to nuclear war that we are today. Russia has stepped up its nuclear patrols, both of submarines as well as restarting its bomber patrols, along the US border. Obama and NATO are foolishly piling up armaments no less than 100 yards from Russia’s border. Though the cold war ended for Russia, the west has never stopped, ever creeping closer to Russia’s borders, one country at a time.
The US charges around the world like a bull in a china shop lately. I put together the following illustration to as a metaphor to what resembles US foreign policy these days. It’s all about US hegemony, and keeping everyone in line through controlled chaos.
The scene below was originally from The Dictator, as such its fitting to have this scene applied to Obama. In the Movie, fictonal leader Aladeen of the Republic of Wadiya holds a farce Olympic games, where no one is allowed to beat him (or else be shot). This is much how the US operates in the world today.
The US stays ahead of other countries, economically and militarily, by creating “controlled chaos” around the world. Using this strategy, any country that poses a threat to the US economically, is attacked militarily and through the use of economic warfare, sanctions.
Things That Should Disturb You
It should disturb you that the goal of the US is to dominate every country. The US has no allies, only submissive puppet states. Every other country is an enemy. You can be certain there is a taskforce assigned to every country, designed to milk it dry of any wealth on behalf of corporate oligarchs, and to keep it in a state of orderly chaos so it is unable to resist, fight back or keep our hands out of its pockets.
The Obama administration would have you believe that Russia wants to invade Ukraine. This simply isn’t true. I outlined 5 reasons why this is a lie, and I encourage you to read it for the truth of the matter. The truth is that the US has been trying to subvert Ukraine since its birth at the fall of the Soviet Union.
For the remainder of this article, I’m going to be discussing an excellent video that details how the United States is attempting to gain the wealth of Ukraine, at the extreme detriment of its citizens. Below is the video, I highly recommend that you watch it.
In Kiev, in 2013, there was a violent overthrow of the democratically elected government. This is otherwise known as a coup d’etat, however, the US government wouldn’t recognize it as such. Shortly after the coup, Obama held a press conference, this is what he had to say about Crimea.
“The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the Ukrainian constitution, and violate international law. Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine. In 2014 we are well beyond the days when borders can be rewrote over the heads of democratic leaders.”
During this press conference, he calls the newly established “junta” government as the legitimate government of Ukraine. In regard to norms for considering a country having democratically elected leaders, there is no way you can consider the resulting government as a legitimate government. He also refers to the junta as “democratic leaders”. This, again, is misuse of the term, as the junta was not elected democratically. Either Obama does not understand the principles of democracy, or he is lying.
Why is Obama lying? He is following a narrative that is consistent with an underlying agenda. The agenda is the subversion of Ukraine, theft of the country from the Russian sphere of influence and bring it under western control. The mainstream media, in collusion with corporately controlled leaders of the United States, are misrepresenting the truth to support their agenda.
There purpose is to overthrow the democratically elected government of Ukraine, and replace it with one of their own choosing. It is a regime change, brought about by western criminal enterprises. Recently, Obama has said something which conflicts with the bolded section of his earlier quote.
The entire quote of Obama:
Since 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 Yanukovich then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.
Here, Obama admits that the US brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine. This goes completely against what Obama originally said, that “Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine.” Originally, Obama said that there could be no unconstitutional changes to a country that did not involve its legitimately elected government. Later, he said that the original change of power in Ukraine to the junta was brokered by the United States, without Yanukovich being involved (the legitimately elected government at the time).
I think a fair question to ask, is what gives the government of the United States the privilege of forcing a regime change upon a country that is immediately upon Russia’s border, is a sister-state to Russia in the former Soviet Union, is the main trade partner, bought most of Ukraine’s goods to keep its economy afloat, and where Russia could consider it a legitimate issue of national security with NATO’s inclination to line Russia’s borders with its missiles?
Of course this gaffe wasn’t supposed to be admitted, and later a whitehouse official said that Obama’s remarks referenced US efforts to resolve the crises in the run-up to a February 21, 2014 signed by Yanukovich and what was then Ukraine opposition leaders.
There are problems with this explanation. First, Obama said “We brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.” One would assume that “We” references the United States, or at minimum the United States in conjunction with other Europe leaders. However, the February 21 deal was witnessed by representatives of Germany, France and Poland. The US was not party to the deal, and did not have a representative present. One can imagine that the reason for the US being snubbed are the freshly recent remarks by Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt, where Victoria said “Fuck the EU”, and Pyatt said, “Exactly.”
The next problem with this February 21 agreement, given as an excuse for Obama’s statement, is that this agreement did not involve a transition of power! All this agreement did was return the Ukraine to its 2004 constitution, the formation of a National Unity Government, and guaranteed presidential elections by December 2014. None of these elements constitutes a “transition of power”.
Seeing this February 21 agreement does not begin to qualify to justify Obama’s remarks, what did he really mean when he said that “We brokered a transition of power”? The truth that Obama, either through arrogance, or ignorance, spilled the beans and let known the truth of what really happened in Ukraine, and who is responsible for the resulting chaos.
What Obama was really referring to was a deal, brokered by Victoria Nuland and Ukraine’s opposition leaders, to the exclusion of Yanukovich.
If you listen to Nuland’s remarks in that recorded segment where she uttered “Fuck the EU!”, you notice these types of phrases:
Glue this thing
The process moving ahead
Midwife this thing
What we need is for Biden for an Atta-Boy, and to get the deets to stick
It is completely obvious that this discussion is regarding the transition of power in Ukraine, the very one that Obama admitted to during his speech. This was the discussion to birth their new version of the Ukrainian government.
This is the very definition of a “coup d’etat”, and the exact opposite of a democratically elected government.
Why Overthrow Ukraine?
What is it about this country that would lead the US to invest over 5 billion dollars, and now today threaten Russia with giving weapons to the Junta of this country? What is there to gain? There is, in fact, trillions of dollars worth of natural resources in this country. It is also used as a bludgeon to weaken Russia in ripping a major trading partner from its sphere of influence.
Russia, along with the other BRICS nations of Brazil, India, China and South Africa, represent a major economic threat to the US hegemonic empire. Russia has enjoyed a substantial period of prosperity since the end of the Soviet era. This has been achieved mostly through gas and oil exports. Russia is the largest resource-rich country in the world. All sanctions leveled at Russia, from limiting access to financing markets, to export of oil-related technology, is designed to stifle Russia’s emergence as an economic world power. This is a primary reason for the war in Ukraine, to justify the sanctions to limit Russia and weaken its economy.
There is another reason for this war in Ukraine, and that is the enormous amount of natural resources available in this country. Ukraine is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, not of the same magnitude as Russia, but worth trillions of dollars nonetheless.
Following is a table, prepared by the gentleman who made the video listed above, outlining the relative value of all the resources available in Ukraine. As per the resources referenced in the table, Ukraine possesses reserves in excess of 9 trillion dollars. Clearly, there are those in the US government, and their corporate rulers, who believe this is an amount worth killing for.
The above table does not take into effect considerations such as the exploitation of Ukraine by Monsanto. Until recently, Russia has been the number-one importer of Ukraine goods. Recently, Moscow has banned all import of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Switching Ukraine to Monsanto’s GMO-raised grains certainly limits Ukraine’s export options. Why would this requirement be demanded by IMF loans to the Ukraine? Certainly, the powers behind this insidious takeover do not have the interests of Ukraine people in mind.
Ukraine is Sharply Divided Politically, with 90% Resources in the Eastern “Novorossiya” Areas
Consider the following map. The red areas consist of people who overwhelmingly voted for Yanukovich, the former democratically elected leader of Ukraine who was ousted by the coup d’etat. This area also contains 90% of the abundant natural resources of Ukraine. Because this area is pro-Russian, you could say that the diamonds are buried in the areas most difficult to subvert.
This area votes overwhelmingly against pro-Western candidates, so much so that elections involving the entire Ukraine wind up foiling the west’s plot for controlling the government. This is why the US strongly supports the ethnic cleansing by the Kiev government, wholesale slaughtering civilians in random GRAD missile attacks on large populated areas. Millions of citizens in Eastern Ukraine have fled to Russia. The west hopes, no doubt, that as millions of citizens are displaced, the east will be weakened, so that nation-wide elections will finally produce success for western-leaning candidates for president and prime minister of Ukraine.
Astonishingly, back in 2005, a young senator Obama flew to this red area, to help eliminate a stockpile of weapons found in the Donetsk airport. What are the odds that the current president, the one in charge of this coup d’etat, was a senator who visited the very areas most likely to rebel back in 2005, to destroy their weapons, their ability to fight back against a hostile coup d’etat in Kiev? You can see how long the subversion of Ukraine has been planned.
The Perfect Solution in Ukraine is Unacceptable to West
You could achieve peace overnight in Ukraine by allowing the country to split along its strongly divided lines. The western portion of Ukraine would be allowed to seek its relationship with the EU, whereas the east could maintain its relationship to Russia. This would be the best solution to the current problems of Ukraine for its citizens, however, it will not happen. The west has its sights on the 9 trillion dollars of natural sources that reside in Ukraine, and 90% of those are in areas that would be lost if Ukraine were allowed an amicable divorce. The United States, and those currently trying to exploit Ukraine’s wealth, are not interested in Ukraine’s poorer half.
Specifically, in the largest hot-spots in the country, that of Donetsk and Lugansk, there lies over 3.6 trillion dollars of resources in gas, oil and coal. The Yuzivska gas field was discovered in 2010, and has proven reserves of over 2 trillion cubic square meters of natural gas. This, ladies and gentlemen, is Nuland and Pyatt’s retirement plan. You can also bet that Obama and Biden have their fair share of this amount reserved for them, especially as Hunter Biden has taken a leadership position in the largest gas company in Ukraine.
This is why all peace deals presented by the west, first and foremost exclusively demand the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The desire to preserve Ukraine’s borders, at all costs, underlines this hidden agenda of exploiting Ukraine’s natural resources by the west. It is all about the money.
Ukraine’s current country borders, as well as the country itself, is only 24 years old. It was formed in 1991, at the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Anyone born more than 24 years ago, wasn’t even born in Ukraine, they were born in the Soviet Union. There is nothing so sacred about these borders, that they cannot be redrawn to avoid bloodshed.
From the perspective of people in eastern Ukraine, who overwhelmingly voted their government into office with over 75% support to the Yanukovich government, they consider the current administration in Kiev to be exactly what they are, an illegitimate coup d’etat. They have had their democratic government stolen from them by the US government. When they objected, and voiced their right to self-determination in a peaceful vote for independence, their choice was declared as “invalid” by the west. Whats worse, as they defend themselves, they receive the west’s label of “terrorist”. Even now, our government plots to send weapons to Kiev, so that these citizens would be exterminated.
The west, and Kiev, specifically targets civilians with indiscriminate shelling of populated civilian areas. They target women and children. Poroshenko has been quoted that he will win the war by sending the children of Donetsk to basements. The real losses so far in Ukraine are over 50,000 dead.
What can you do about the tragedy in Ukraine? Spread the word. As more people are informed, particularly in the US, elected officials can be called into account for the destruction they caused in Ukraine. Please share this article via twitter, facebook or even by word of mouth, help inform others today. The biggest danger to those abusing power is a well informed public.