Obama In Ukraine
|February 22 marks the US orchestrated Maidan coup anniversary.
The most brazen European one since Mussolini's 1922 march on Rome.
Fascist putschists replaced democrats. Overt Nazis hold real power in Europe's heartland for the first time since WW II.
Ukraine is the epicenter of possible European war. It's a dagger targeting Russia's heartland. America's strategy to topple its government could launch WW III.
Maybe a major US initiated false flag away. Or hugely provocative US encroachment near Russia's borders.
Washington lunatics are spoiling for a fight with Russia. Things head inexorably toward direct confrontation.
Ongoing events should scare everyone. Rick Rozoff's Stop NATO web site posts information everyone needs to know.
He explains Washington continues beefing up its military presence in Eastern Europe. US Air Force NATO reinforcements arrived in Germany.
Pentagon publication Stars and Stripes reports US-dominated NATO combat readiness "to be put to (the) test in 2015" - targeting Russia.
Obama's Ukraine war is prelude to sought regime change. Wanting pro-Western stooge governance replacing Russian sovereign independence.
Risking direct confrontation in the process. The madness of possible nuclear war. Minsk II resolved nothing.
Other than showing Merkel and Hollande recognize the danger, want it diffused, to prevent European war for the first time since WW II.
On February 4, they met with Putin in Moscow - either without informing Obama or acting on their own initiative without his OK.
Hollande said "(t)ogether with Angela Merkel, we have decided to take a new initiative." They acted while John Kerry was in Kiev plotting war strategy with Poroshenko - promising continued deliveries of US heavy weapons.
US-style diplomacy is all-out war. Hollande and Merkel apparently want it ended once and for all. France and Germany are in the eye of a potential storm.
They have every reason to want it prevented at all costs. They want no repeat of WW I and II ravaging their countries.
It remains to be seen if together with Putin they can stop America's war machine. And its go-along presstitute media promoting direct confrontation with Russia.
Neocons control The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal editorial and op-ed pages.
WaPo's February 18 editorial resembles many others like it. Headlining "Russia marches on uninhibited in eastern Ukraine," it claims Minsk "virtually guarantees Russian control over" Donbass.
It ludicrously accused Putin of using "Russian army troops" against Debaltsevo - "assaut(ing) the city in brazen violation of a cease-fire."
"(F)orces…seiz(ing) Debaltseve were…Russian regulars…The takeover…will go a long way to consolidate the breakaway puppet state (Putin is) building in eastern Ukraine."
"European leaders will not stop Russian aggression without (more) determined" US action.
Fact: Putin supports sovereign Ukrainian independence.
Fact: His diplomatic efforts exclude intervening in its internal affairs.
Fact: It's up to Ukrainians to decide their future, he believes - not foreign powers.
Fact: Since conflict began last April, he alone among world leaders went all-out to end it diplomatically.
Fact: He continues working for peace and stability.
Fact: Washington consistently thwarts his best efforts.
Fact: Obama wants war, not peace.
Fact: He want control over Ukraine as a stepping stone to initiating regime change in Russia.
Fact: No Russian forces operate in Ukraine. Claims otherwise are Big Lies.
Fact: Ukrainian armed forces head General Viktor Muzenko explained saying "(w)e are not fighting with the regular Russian army."
Fact: On February 19, Tass reported Kiev officers inspecting 15,000 square meters in Russia's Rostov region bordering Ukraine finding no military activity.
Fact: On February 20, Dutch military inspectors found no evidence of Russian involvement in the Rostov region bordering Ukraine.
Fact: OSCE monitors detected no Russian forces crossing border areas into Ukraine. No threatening Russian military movements exist.
Fact: Minsk said nothing about Debaltsevo. No rebel or Russian ceasefire violations occurred.
Fact: Kiev forces committed numerous violations. Expect lots more ahead.
Relative, not total, calm followed Debastsevo's fall. A previous article called it a Ukrainian Stalingrad.
A huge at least short-term devastating turning point Kiev defeat. By no means an end of conflict. Just a matter of time until it resumes like earlier.
US heavy weapons keep pouring into Ukraine. US combat troops are training its military. CIA, FBI an US special forces infest Kiev.
Perhaps Obama intends participating directly in the next combat phase. It's coming. Don't expect Merkel/Hollande best efforts to stop it.
Toppling Putin remain's Washington's main goal. Controlling Ukraine is a stepping stone toward that objective. Achieving it requires crushing Donbas freedom fighters.
Expect resumed conflict once Ukraine's military regroups and rearms. Washington's best efforts to get Russia involved in fighting failed.
Poroshenko wanting NATO peacekeepers he calls EU ones is duplicitous. It's a thinly veiled scheme perhaps intended to initiate a major false flag targeting NATO forces blamed on Russia.
A way to get US-dominated NATO directly involved in the war's next phase - a major escalation potentially triggering European war.
Deploying peacekeepers requires Security Council approval. A Russian veto would mean Washington acting jointly with EU partners willing to play its dirty game.
It's so over-the-top perhaps no key ones will agree. Perhaps none at all. At the same time, Poroshenko's hold on power looks shaky at best.
Crushing Debaltsevo defeat may have sealed his fate. Washington may want him replaced.
The Saker reports "Nazi death squads…on the march…(L)eaders formed their own military command" headed by Semen Semenchenko.
He's an extremist Ukrainian MP/volunteer paramilitary commander. His scheme may be Maidan 2.0, ousting Poroshenko, and replacing him overt Nazi rule.
Germany's Bild newspaper reported US/European discord over Ukraine. "Germany in particular," it said. "Americans speak about Germans in rather derogatory terms."
"According to Bild sources, American four-star generals, diplomats, and high-ranking US politicians held a frank discussion in a 'briefing room,' and held forth about the Germans."
John McCain called German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen "(d)efeatist…"
"(B)ecause she no longer believes in a Kiev victory." Neocon Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland called Merkel's diplomacy with Putin her "Moscow thing."
Another unnamed US State Department official called European peace efforts "Moscow bullshit."
McCain "talked himself into a rage," saying:
"History shows us that dictators always take more, whenever you let them."
"They can’t be brought back from their brutal behavior when you fly to Moscow to them, just like someone once flew to this city."
"Merkel's diplomatic initiative…stands at the center of American anger," said Bild.
"American's don't believe that Putin can't be made to back off without a major push, and the Europeans have no wish" for confrontation.
An unnamed US politician called it "painful to see that our NATO partners are getting cold feet."
Bild called Nuland a close Obama confidante. She reeks of neocon extremism.
"We can fight against the Europeans," she said. "We can fight with rhetoric against them."
She wants information about heavy US supplied lethal weapons suppressed. She "strongly urge(s) us(ing) the phrase 'defensive system'…to oppose Putin's offensive systems."
Germany, France and other EU nations appear fundamentally at odds with Obama's Ukraine scheme at this point.
Avoiding potential conflict with Russia way exceeds loyalty to its key NATO partner.
It remains to be seen if they can slow Washington's war machine. If history is any guide, don't bet on it.
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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