The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved
September 11, 2014 "ICH"
Western commentators interpret the cease fire in
Ukraine obtained by President Putin as a victory
for Russia. The reasoning is that the cease fire
leaves Ukraine with disputed borders, which
rules out Ukraine’s membership in NATO.
will the cease fire hold? The right-wing Kiev
militias, whose members often wear nazi
insignias, are not under Kiev’s complete
control. These militias can easily violate the
cease fire, and there are already reports of
violations. Moreover the billionaire oligarch
that Washington has installed in Kiev as
president of Ukraine will violate the ceasefire
on Washington’s orders, unless, of course, Putin
has put the fear of God in him.
military strategist the Russian response to the
trouble that Washington has caused Russia in
Ukraine, longer a part of Russia than the US has
existed, is a mystery. Russia lost Ukraine
because of its weakness when the Soviet Union
collapsed, and Washington forced Russia to
permit an independent Ukraine, which served
Washington’s purpose of breaking up the Russian
western Ukrainians, who fought for Hitler during
World War II, maintained an impressive lobby
organization in Washington and secured their
independent country, but they did not control
Ukraine because much of the country consists of
former Russian territories made part of Ukraine
by Soviet leaders in the 20th century.
ties from intermarriage over centuries and tied
economic interrelationships between Russia and
Ukraine achieved over centuries essentially left
Ukraine as part of Russia, where it has resided
frustrated the World Empire Neoconservatives,
who have controlled the US government since the
corrupt Clintons, whose regime brought Third
World corruption into American political life.
Remember Robert Reich, Clinton’s university
friend and Secretary of Labor who resigned from
Clinton’s cabinet on principle. Clinton betrayed
the constituency that elected him, as did Obama.
Clinton’s two-timed wife, allied with Zionist
Israel, the banksters, and the military/security
complex, is the Democrats’ current favorite for
their next presidential nominee.
was in Rome, dynasties are now the sources of US
presidential leadership. And as it was in Rome,
the US is on the path to destruction, which
occurs when the ambitions of leaders take
precedence over the fate of the country.
Ukraine out of NATO is no doubt a goal of the
Russian government. However, the trouble that
Washington brought to Russia in Ukraine–by
orchestrating a coup, installing a puppet
government, and unleashing violence against the
residents of the former Russian territories that
Soviet leaders attached to Ukraine–is being used
for wider purposes than to incorporate Ukraine
other words, Washington’s strategic goals go
beyond NATO membership for Ukraine.
goal is to break apart the economic and
political relationships between Europe and
Russia. By using Ukraine to demonize Russia,
Washington has pushed the European Union into
imposing sanctions on Russia that disrupt the
trade relationships and create distrust.
distrust serves Washington’s purpose. Washington
has demonstrated to Russia that Washington’s
bought and-paid-for European politicians are
unwilling to have foreign policies independent
of Washington’s. Europe’s lack of an independent
policy means that the Russian government is
hampered in its use of diplomacy.
Washington goal is to build up military forces
on Russia’s borders. NATO has used the “crisis”
to stoke fear of Russia in the Baltics and in
Poland. Washington and NATO generals speak of
Russian attacks as if it is a foregone
conclusion that Russia intends to invade Eastern
Europe. To protect against the “Russian threat,”
NATO has created a “quick reaction force” and is
building up supplies of military equipment and
new bases on Russia’s borders. Whatever the
outcome in Ukraine, Washington has used Ukraine
to start a new Cold War.
Western presstitute media, a collection of
government propagandists, has misrepresented the
situation in Ukraine from the beginning. In
place of news coverage, there has been
propaganda against Russia. Consequently, Western
peoples who rely on the media are misinformed
about Ukraine and place all blame on Russia. The
fact that the American people are misinformed
makes it easy for Washington to continue to
orchestrate events to Russia’s disadvantage.
Washington has no interest in resolving the
troubles in Ukraine. Washington has successfully
used Ukraine to create fear of Russia both in
Europe and in the United States. Washington has
successfully used Ukraine to damage
European-Russian economic and political
relations, and Washington has succeeded in
starting a new Cold War that will keep profits
flowing into the US military/security complex.
Kiev government is Washington’s puppet, there is
no reason to expect a resolution of the conflict
that Washington brought to Ukraine and to
not only Washington that rejects a resolution of
the Ukrainian difficulties created by
Washington, but also the EU. Washington’s
puppet, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the
Washington front group–the European
Council–announced, if news reports are correct,
which they seldom are, that the European Union
is imposing sanctions on the Russian energy
firms Rosneft, Gazpromneft and Transneft as well
as state-run companies with turnover of more
than $27 billion a year.
Russian response to this audacity should be to
turn off the gas in the winter without warning.
All of it. As Putin’s interest is to
separate Europe from Washington’s control, this
would do it. All of East and West Europe and
Ukraine would be on their knees in Moscow
begging for the energy to be turned back on. All
Putin would have to say is “only non-NATO
members get gas.”
would bring an end to Washington’s assault on
American neoconservatives, a deranged cadre of
warmongers, are denouncing Obama for “weakness”
for not sending troops to Ukraine. The neocons,
who have involved the US since the Clinton
regime in costly and failed US military
aggressions abroad, claim that Obama’s
leadership has resulted in NATO loosing its will
and its muscle.
remains for the Russian government to
demonstrate that all muscle over Ukraine and
Europe resides in Moscow.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic
Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street
Journal. He was columnist for Business Week,
Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators
Syndicate. He has had many university
appointments. His internet columns have
attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest
The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism
Economic Dissolution of the West and
How America Was Lost.