Fascists Planning War on Russia?
By Stephen Lendman
| Washington considers most despotic regimes worldwide valued allies
- including a few it installed, notably the illegitimate Nazi-infested
lunatics running Ukraine.
According to its interior minister Arsen Avakov, a special unit is being trained to return Crimea to Ukrainian control, even though it’s sovereign Russian territory and attempting it would be a declaration of war.
Russia’s military can decisively smash any Ukrainian invasion attempt - in a matter of hours. Avakov’s comments reflect arrogant bluster, saying:
“We have nothing. We need a new army, a new National Guard, a new police force. This is what the government of Ukraine is working on right now.”
“We must restore all of this, and then, with enough will, Crimea will be ours. I have no doubt of that.”
Claiming a “project” was undertaken to seize Crimea amounts to the ranting of a lunatic. They infest Ukraine, including illegitimate US-anointed oligarch president Petro Poroshenko.
According to his press service, Ukraine’s “Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been told to submit proposals on a considerable buildup of Ukraine’s defense capabilities in the Kherson region and along the entire Black Sea coast” - notably with Crimea in mind.
Donbass freedom fighters smashed Kiev’s military last year. Threatening Russia is meaningless bluster. Sevastopol Governor Sergey Menyailo calls it “blowing smoke,” explaining:
“No one in Crimea, neither residents, nor, especially, armed forces, is afraid of these braggart statements.” He believes it’s a ploy to justify increased military spending, intended for use against Donbass.
According to Crimea’s chief prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya, “(i)f they are going to create armed battalions and so on, may they have a look at article 208 of the Russian Criminal Code and see the penalty” - longterm imprisonment for attempting to overthrow the legitimate government.
“(C)reating illegal armed forces for seizing foreign territories…is a crime…Let them care about their own business, within their own territory, and not commit crimes against Russian citizens,” she added.
In March 2014, Crimeans voted overwhelmingly by internationally monitored referendum judged open, free, and fair to return to Russia (a 96.77% majority with an 83.1% turnout).
Self-determination is a UN Charter guaranteed right. Crimea is legally part of Russia.
There’s no going back. Popular will corrected a historic mistake. Lunatics in Kiev aren’t about to change it, nor their paymasters in Washington.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
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