Monday, July 28, 2014

U.S. Scheming to Make Ukrainian Separatists Helpless Against Aerial Attacks

The U.S. military and unnamed secret police agencies are planning to strip the breakaway Republic of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine of the ability to defend itself from aerial attacks launched by the Western-installed Kiev regime. (The secret police agencies are referred to as “American intelligence” in U.$. media accounts, and probably include the CIA and various military spy agencies like the NSA, and the National Reconnaissance Office, which handles spying by U.S. satellites.) The recent downing of two Kiev regime attack jets by the separatists, days after the ill-fated Malaysian airliner was shot down while recklessly overflying an active war zone, has raised worries in Washington, the Imperial City, about the ability of their newest client regime to impose its will and its writ over the breakaway territories. The plan is to provide targeting information on the location of anti-aircraft missiles so the Kiev regime could attack them. The CIA and U.S. military are arguing that Putin Must Be Stopped or else he’ll be “emboldened.” They want to provide the targeting information, as does Secretary of State John “I Used To Kill Vietnamese” Kerry. So they’ve begun a pressure campaign to convince President Hamlet- I mean Obama- to give the plan the green light. [1]

Taking away people's ability to defend themselves is a moral crime.

The Kiev regime refers to the eastern separatists as “terrorists,” which these days means people who should be summarily murdered, who deserve nothing but death. Pair this with the insistent U.S. demands that Moscow cut off the separatists cold, leaving them at the mercy of Western forces, and you see how sinister this all is. Hundreds of noncombatant civilians have already been killed in the eastern area of Ukraine by the Kiev regime, most by aerial and artillery bombardment. Deprived of the means of self-defense against aerial attack, the population of the breakaway regions will be mercilessly bombarded, like Guernica was bombarded by the fascist forefathers of the Kiev coupists, or like Gaza is being bombarded today.

U.S. militarist fanatics like Senator “My Arms Still Hurt From Vietnam” McCain are demanding that the U.S. rush arms to the Kiev regime. (Madman McCain has never met a foreign affairs problem he didn’t want to solve by bombing.) And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military officer in the U.S., General Martin Dempsey, is talking like someone who just stepped out of a time machine from 1950, seeing a Russian attempt to take over the world. At an imperialist gabfest called the “Aspen Security Forum” staged in the state of Colorado, Dempsey threat-mongered that “You’ve got a Russian government that has made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives.” [The U.S. would never do that!] “They clearly are on a path to assert themselves differently not just in Eastern Europe, but Europe in the main, and towards the United States.” (July 24th.) [2]

The truth is, Russia has been reactive. It has been reacting to the U.S.-EU takeover of Ukraine.

In addition to his innate imperialist instincts automatically trying to create “threats” to provide pretexts for his own nation’s aggressive imperialism, Dempsey no doubt sees an opportunity to pound the table for more money for the Pentagon. This has been going on relentlessly since a few years after World War II ended in 1945. In that time, the U.S. has poured trillions of dollars into the insatiable maw of its military-industrial complex.

Of course, if the U.S. and its Eurolackeys hadn’t subverted the previous elected Ukrainian government, causing the fissures in Ukrainian society to fracture and split the country, the current “crisis,” which Western apparatchiks and propagandists mendaciously insist on blaming Russia for, wouldn’t exist. By now, having repeated their own agitprop daily for months, they have probably brainwashed themselves into believing it, if they didn’t at the outset. The imperialist adventurism of the U.S. created the present situation, and with colossal gall, the U.S. then accuses Russia of imperialist adventurism and “interference” in Ukraine! Russia is seen to have aggressive ambitions far beyond its borders- not the U.S.! Just as in the Cold War, dark insinuations of Russian intentions to invade and take over Europe are bruited about, to justify U.S. aggressive expansionism.

Psychologists and psychiatrists have a word for this: projection. Others might call it simply hypocrisy, or chutzpah. Whatever one calls it, it makes for a politically sleazy, tawdry, disgusting spectacle. Unfortunately it also costs some of “the little people” their lives, people caught in the pot the political power-mongers set aboiling.

The U.S. does not think Russia has any right to have national interests. Therefore the U.S. has every right to drive Russia completely out of a country right on Russia’s own border. The U.S., on the other hand, is convinced it has a right to rule every square inch of the earth it possibly can. Those “aggressive” Russians need to learn that if they want to be a respectable member of “the international community” (the club of U.S. lackeys).

1] An opening salvo in the pressure campaign is a page one story in the Sunday, July 27th (maybe Saturday on its website) New York Times, the preeminent bulletin board where the American ruling class and power elites post messages. The story is referenced in footnote [2]. The NYT calls their acting as a transmission belt for anonymous messages from unnamed “sources” “journalism.” It’s the sort of “journalism” that helped lead the American public by the nose, like a dumb donkey, into the invasion of Iraq.

2] The New York Times characterized Dempsey’s hyperventilating thusly: “The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines plane, on top of Russia’s earlier shipments of heavy weaponry, were a perilous escalation of the crisis that threatened to menace all of Europe and the United States, General Dempsey said.” (“U.S. Could Help Ukraine Target Rebels’ Missiles,” Sunday, July 27th, pages 1 and 8, second to last paragraph.) Threatened to menace all of Europe and the United States. Shades of the Red Peril!

Posted to NYT website Saturday, July 26th, as “Pentagon Plan Would Help Ukraine Target Rebel Missiles.”

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