It amazes me how the US political-military-industrial-propaganda complex will stop at nothing to demonize Russia and ignore Putin’s justifiable claims for intervening in Ukraine. Could you imagine what the US hegemony would do, god forbid, if a handful of US students were being harassed in Grenada, for example. Or if American citizens were being held captive in Iran by ‘extremists’, god forbid. Or if we thought there was a large group of religious leaders ‘suspiciously’ on their way to the funeral of a dear Imam in Northwest Pakistan, Allāhu Akbar. Or, if American journalists were being tortured or manhandled by some neo-Nazi thugs in Ukraine; believe me, the whole fucking Marine Corps would be on the next transport flight out of here. Fighter jets and armed choppers would be scrambled, drones would be circling the skies, while the latest version of guided missile cruisers would be spitting out their payloads from close range on the Black Sea. I mean, the US acts out continuously, belligerently, not even covertly, and it does so with impunity; with a smug self-righteousness that wreaks of the delusion of American exceptionalism and disregard for human rights or international laws — the planet be damned.
The illegal, American-supported puppet cast of thugs, goons, and fools — the play-acting government of Kiev — has unleashed neo-Nazi fascist muscle along with American taxpayer-financed and US-backed mercenaries to inflict maximum pain and violence against the restive ‘terrorist’ civilians of Southeastern Ukraine, especially those of Russian or Jewish persuasion. It is our own country, America, that is responsible for terrorizing these populations as if we were there with boots on the ground doing it ourselves. Wait!… We do have boots on the ground in one guise or another. We are endorsing, paying for, and doing the killing, torture and maiming of citizens, including women and children; persecuting visiting Russian journalists and other foreign observers, ensuring that no one interferes with the US administration’s widely-known, but little advertised plan for global hegemony — a plan born of the mad, developmentally arrested rumblings of a well-known and aged public psychopath, Zbigniew Brzezinski.
But, while Russia, and Putin have demonstrated restraint and at least apparent concern for international law, the West, led by the USA…
…has no such inhibitions and its representatives were extremely active: the US State Department representative Victoria “Fuck EC’’ Nuland had spent days and weeks in Kiev, feeding the insurgents with cookies, delivering millions of smuggled greenbacks to them, meeting with their leaders, planning and plotting the coup. Kiev is awash with the newest US dollars fresh from its mint (of a kind yet unseen in Moscow, I’ve been told by Russian friends). The US embassy spread money around like a tipsy Texan in a night club. Every able-bodied young man willing to fight received five hundred dollars a week, a qualified fighter – up to a thousand, a platoon commander had two thousand dollars – good money by Ukrainian standards.
Money is not all. People are also needed for a successful coup. There was an opposition to Yanukovych who won democratic elections, and accordingly, three parties lost elections. Supporters of the three parties could field a lot of people for a peaceful demonstration, or for a sit-in. But would they fight when push comes to shove? Probably not. Ditto the recipients of generous US and EC grants (Nuland estimated the total sum of American investment in “democracy building” at five billion dollars). They could be called to come to the main square for a demo. However, the NGO beneficiaries are timid folk, not likely to risk their well-being. And the US needed a better fighting stock to remove the democratically elected president from power.
In the Western Ukraine, the serpent eggs hatched: children of Nazi collaborators who had imbibed hatred towards the Russians with their mothers’ milk. Their fathers had formed a network under Reinhard Gehlen, the German spymaster. In 1945, as Germany was defeated, Gehlen swore allegiance to the US and delivered his networks to the CIA. They continued their guerrilla war against the Soviets until 1956. Their cruelty was legendary, for they aimed to terrify the population into full compliance to their command. Notoriously, they strangulated the Ukrainians suspected of being friendly to Russians with their bare hands.
A horrifying confession of a participant tells of their activities in Volyn: “One night, we strangulated 84 men. We strangulated adults, as for little kids, we held their legs, swung and broke their heads at a doorpost. …Two nice kids, Stepa and Olya, 12 and 14 years old… we tore the younger one into two parts, and there was no need to strangulate her mother Julia, she died of a heart attack” and so on and so on…
These are the types of people supported without timidity, apparent regret, or apology by the USA administration, its secret services, its military brass, and mercenary forces. If you don’t believe it, just look again at the battered and burned, the mangled and deconstructed bodies from the Odessa massacre.
Let the US authorities continue to delude themselves about the nobility of their purpose, and encourage the whitewashing of crimes against humanity that they have had a strong hand in funding, propagating, and promoting. Let them continue to stand quietly by, ignoring and unfazed by these atrocities, while, like a spoiled child, they rant against Putin and propagandize the Russian threat, seeking to strike fear into the hearts of Americans – preoccupied with unemployment and foreclosure or reality TV and baseball – to justify whatever they plan to ‘loose’ on the fearsome Russian Bear.
Americans need to take their eyes off the ‘tele’ and the computer screen, take a long hard look in the mirror, and then look very carefully at their leadership, and those hidden forces that call the shots behind the scenes – scenes made memorable to us by the disclosures of Edward Snowden and friends. Then we must all ‘man-up’ against this threat to our primal integrity, and face-down the insidious fascist cancer metastasizing right in our midst that is already nearly fully grown.