|An Abrams main battle tank, for US troops |
deployed in the Baltics as part of NATO's Operation
Atlantic Resolve, leaves Riga port
March 9, 2015. (Reuters/Ints Kalnins)
attack, and not a defensive operation. This too has not been proven by Russia’s accusers.It will be immediately apparent to any rational observer that Russian involvement in Ukraine, whatever it is or has been, doesn’t even remotely resemble an attack on Ukraine or the kind of attack in force that defines real war aggression's. Far from being "in coma" the US NATO has expanded from the river Elbe into all former USSR satellite states. Just during Putin's first term in office, in 2004 while the West was professing coexistence and peacful relations with Russia, 7 new states were incorporated into NATO. Not to mention the Serbian, Kosovo war with bombing and NATO troops on the ground. And as early as 1997-1999 before Putin had taken power in Russia.Let's face it! Western goodwill and claims of peaceful coexistence are plain lies. All their acts fly in the face of such propaganda. We must call out the hypocrites, and show their lies to the whole world. This won't bring peace but it will document and identify those Western powers who are responsible for bringing the war to the brink of war.
The idea of the good US versus evil Russia (and anyone else) was so successfully driven into the minds of the US public that almost everyone exhibits it up to today, as Robert Parry pointed out this in his article “The Crazy US ‘Group Think’ on Russia“.
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
***In other words, from Belarus, to Georgia, to Ukraine, and Serbia, the US has been insidiously overthrowing governments not through outright military aggression, but through covert military, political, and intelligence operations aimed at manipulating elections and overrunning regimes that refuse to accept the subsequently skewed results. Surely, then, regimes resulting from such a practice are not then “voluntarily” joining NATO – and NATO is surely expanding itself through a campaign of insidious, violent, lawless subversion of sovereign nations, one at a time with Ukraine once again in its sights.Current attempts by the West to portray Russia’s concern over Ukraine and the Nazi menace festering on their doorstep to Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s invasion of Poland aim to stir up anti-Communist, anti-Soviet fears and hysteria long programmed into the psyches of Western audiences Russia has instead chosen restraint despite multiple attempts by the West to bait it into overt military intervention in Ukraine - and in this restraint, has secured a growing global consensus long driven weary by the West’s attempts to dress up its own global aggression and expansionism as “democracy promotion” and “humanitarian interventions.” (1)> “NATO” military installations, which they had dishonestly claimed only existed to counterbalance the Soviet Union. When Russian leaders pointed out that NATO expansion was in violation of specific US promises not to move NATO “one inch east”, US reps essentially replied that if anyone is stupid enough to expect them to honor their word, that is their problem – a point impossible to contest.(2)> The idea of a US navel base in the Ukraine/ Crimea as a member of NATO must be the probably the "cause" of what seems to Russia's retaliation to gain control of that region . I would ponder how would the American government feel if the Russian's established a base near us ? That's what is behind the push to protect the naval base lies a much more abstract and deep-seated Russian interest: the expansion of Russian influence and policy throughout Eastern Europe, and keeping it out of the hands of the West. Ever since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has been a weak link in Russia's defenses against the West. The last thing Putin needs is for Ukraine to embrace Western influence, and to back out of its lease agreement in Sevastopol.