The situation has even become worse over the last while where the Russian speaking citizens concentrated in Eastern Ukraine are pushing for referendums to have them leave Ukraine and join Russia.... It seems that many of these people do see that their future is no longer with Ukraine and are exercising their democratic rights to seek unity with Russia proper. And of course the US puppet regime in Kiev is not taking this move by eastern Ukraine lightly and has turned their military against their own citizens in these eastern provinces... The situation in Ukraine is therefore still spiraling out of control...
Now comes a very good report from Paul Craig Roberts from the Counterpunch website, at www.counterpunch.org, where it seems that the lunatics in the US rather than accept that their coup in Ukraine has turned into a disaster are actually contemplating war with Russia just to save their own prestige and to keep Ukraine under their control! The article is entitled: "The Attack On Russia Is Mounting", and I have it right here for everyone to view for themselves... I have my usual thoughts and comments to follow:
The Attack on Russia is Mounting
Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine were not likely to go along with their insertion into the EU and NATO while submitting to the persecution of Russian speaking peoples. Washington has lost Crimea, from which Washington intended to eject Russia from its Black Sea naval base. Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels.
If Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia, Washington will be embarrassed that the result of its coup in Kiev was to restore the Russian provinces of Ukraine to Russia.
To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war.
The CIA director instructed Washington’s hand-picked stooge government in Kiev to apply to the United Nations for help in repelling “terrorists” who with alleged Russian help are allegedly attacking Ukraine. In Washington’s vocabulary, self-determination is a sign of Russian interference. As the UN is essentially a Washington-financed organization, Washington will get what it wants.
The Russian government has already made it completely clear some weeks ago that the use of violence against protesters in eastern and southern Ukraine would compel the Russian government to send in the Russian army to protect Russians, just as Russia had to do in South Ossetia when Washington instructed its Georgian puppet ruler to attack Russian peacekeeping troops and Russian residents of South Ossetia.
Washington knows that the Russian government cannot stand aside while one of Washington’s puppet states attacks Russians. Yet, Washington is pushing the crisis to war.
The danger for Russia is that the Russian government will rely on diplomacy, international organizations, international cooperation, and on the common sense and self-interest of German politicians and politicians in other of Washington’s European puppet states.
For Russia this could be a fatal mistake. There is no good will in Washington, only mendacity. Russian delay provides Washington with time to build up forces on Russia’s borders and in the Black Sea and to demonize Russia with propaganda and whip up the US population into a war frenzy. The latter is already occurring.
Kerry has made it clear to Lavrov that Washington is not listening to Russia. As Washington pays well, Washington’s European puppets are also not listening to Russia. Money is more important to European politicians than humanity’s survival.
In my opinion, Washington does not want the Ukraine matters settled in a diplomatic and reasonable way. It might be the case that Russia’s best move is immediately to occupy the Russian territories of Ukraine and re-absorb the territories into Russia from whence they came. This should be done before the US and its NATO puppets are prepared for war. It is more difficult for Washington to start a war when the objects of the war have already been lost. Russia will be demonized with endless propaganda from Washington whether or not Russia re-absorbs its traditional territories. If Russia allows these territories to be suppressed by Washington, the prestige and authority of the Russian government will collapse. Perhaps that is what Washington is counting on.
If Putin’s government stands aside while Russian Ukraine is suppressed, Putin’s prestige will plummet, and Washington will finish off the Russian government by putting into action its many hundreds of Washington-financed NGOs that the Russian government has so foolishly tolerated. Russia is riven with Washington’s Fifth columns.
In my opinion, the Russian and Chinese governments have made serious strategic mistakes by remaining within the US dollar-based international payments system. The BRICS and any others with a brain should instantly desert the dollar system, which is a mechanism for US imperialism. The countries of the BRICS should immediately create their own separate payments system and their own exclusive communications/Internet system.
Russia and China have stupidly made these strategic mistakes, because reeling from communist failures and oppressions, they naively assumed that Washington was pure, that Washington was committed to its propagandistic self-description as the upholder of law, justice, mercy, and human rights.
In fact, Washington, the “exceptional, indispensable country,” is committed to its hegemony over the world. Russia, China, and Iran are in the way of Washington’s hegemony and are targeted for attack.
The attack on Russia is mounting.
Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts’ How the Economy Was Lost is now available from CounterPunch in electronic format. His latest book is How America Was Lost.
NTS Notes: We all remember just over a month ago when the US/NATO/EU asked the Ukrainian government to not shoot the "protestors" that were gathered in Kiev wanting a change in the Ukrainian government then.... My how times have changed when protestors in eastern Ukraine are not given the same rights at all, and the US puppet regime in Kiev has unleashed the army, with the full blessing of the criminal US government, and is now shooting those protestors! This is hypocrisy at its worse.
I do believe very strongly that the lunatics now in Washington DC are very much considering war with Russia not so much to save their illegal Ukrainian puppet regime in Kiev, but to save their own necks due to the collapsing US economy and the falling US dollar.... The bigger picture, as also stated by Paul Craig Roberts, is that Russia is rapidly moving away from the US dollar as a reserve currency and is beginning to trade with other nations in their own gold backed Ruble. Therefore to stop this Russian move, and to save the US from full economic collapse, the lunatics in the US are actually considering war with a nuclear armed Russia. They care not that such a war will cost billions of lives and devastate the entire planet just as long as they can keep their ponzi US Dollar scheme going a bit longer....Jewish
Yes, I did see the new reports of protestors being shot and gunned down in eastern Ukraine and Russia will definitely not stand by and let this go on much longer.... It is my hope that this does not suddenly turn into a shooting war with Russia itself. The result could be disastrous for this entire planet!
More to come