Ukraine – why we should all give a damn
It’s as if the fabricated evidence on Iraq’s WMD’s and 45 minute saga never happened, as if the invasion of Afghanistan for a perpetual but failed hunt to find CIA asset and bogeyman Bin Laden is just a distant dream, as if the destruction of Libya and murder of 30,00 civilians by NATO bombing was just a blip.
As if the desperate attempt to missile strike Syria to bits based on falsified evidence of chemical attacks on civilians by the Syrian authorities was just an oversight. Then there is the most recent ISIS/ISIL – the revamped and slightly more fashionably dressed Al Qaeda keeping the fear up, allegedly funded and trained by rich western allies in the Middle East and the CIA.
A scarcely known fact not reported in the mainstream media is that the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” webpage on “Usama bin Laden” does not list the 9/11 attacks as one of the crimes for which he is wanted. In 2006, Rex Tomb, when the then FBI’s chief of investigative publicity, was asked why not. He replied: “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” But lets not let such a trifling detail stop the invasion of a country and the deaths of thousands of its civilians.
None of these countries or their leaders and governments were angels in any way – they were and are complicit in wrongdoings themselves. But it’s as if a pair of curtains has been pulled over the memories of vast swathes of the population making them forget all the major illegal wars of the last 15 years especially. A curtain that renders many unable to think for themselves in a clear rational way and with objectivity and perspective. If doing the same stupid thing over and over is a definition of insanity then collectively we are all involved in insanity.
Now the same forces, together with trial by globalist corporate media are desperately trying to do the same thing in the Ukraine – Russia being the focus for baiting on this occasion. And the proxy army this time is the illegally installed Kiev junta vaselined into place by elements within the US Anglo American empire.
A number of commentators have insisted that this has nothing to with us here in Wales, that we have no need to go there, it is of no concern to us. This is obviously nonsense, and for very good reasons. If it were tensions between factions in Mongolia, Uruguay or Iceland this could perhaps be an understandable point of view, although still being newsworthy in general. But there are two very good and simple reasons why this specific conflict has a lot to do with us:
1. As we have seen over the last 15 years especially, our mainstream media is bought and paid for by transnational corporate interest and simply cannot be trusted anymore. As many people and countries should speak out and try to make sure balanced and non bias reporting should be given of events in the Ukraine and elsewhere. Getting to the truth the only goal regardless of individual views or politics. Because if we don’t follow this line, who will speak out when they come for us?
2. These are major nuclear powers involved here. These aren’t minor powers arguing over minor issues in which a few shots might be fired and a few street skirmishes might break out– these are major powers with enough nuclear weapons to blow us all into pizza toppings in a matter of minutes. Therefore this is also fundamentally about basic self and national preservation as much as principles, morality and the quest for truth.
Or to simplify: There’s some very bad and crazy people trying to start a potential world war and if that happens we could all die very quickly and horribly.
Sadly, just as in 2002-2003, when anyone who doubted the certainty about Iraq’s WMD was a “Saddam apologist”, anyone who dares point out the real known facts regarding this crisis in the Ukraine is immediately shouted down as a “Putin apologist!” This is cognitive dissonance in full effect and it does a lot of the work of the globalist media for them. It’s a tried and tested drill: we are given the bogeyman baddie by corporate media and press, then the good guys come along, bomb everything, take the riches, defend democracy by installing puppet governments who enslave the country to IMF debt, and all is sorted. Next.
But the world is not always black and white and in war, truth is usually the first casualty. This overwhelming urge of many observers to insist on hysterically polarising the argument into a childlike choice between either being pro Russia or the west, left v right debate is both tragic and stupefying – the only victims being the truth and innocent civilians in all parts of the Ukraine.
This inability of many to comprehend what is happening should maybe not be that surprising considering the powerful controlled mass media propaganda that we are saturated with. If anything it demonstrates how effective this mass media has been in its self serving propaganda. This is controlled media that is by now anything but western in its values – a corporate globalist media that has very little interest in the sovereignty of nations unless it can serve a purpose for their global corporate hegemony.
The honourable and just western values of democracy and freedom that our grandfathers and great grandfathers fought and died for are not being protected and enhanced – the opposite is true. Western values are being eroded and utterly destroyed – used as a mask to hide the blatant immorality and criminality that we are seeing by our governments, carefully aided by mass media management and manipulation.
As is usually found, it is corporate and oligarchical powers that benefit from the misfortune and deaths of others – most of the national leaders involved having long sold out the interests of their countries to powers that even they themselves are unlikely to understand.
Thankfully the communist regime of the Soviet Union came to an end in 1991. This was the regime and ‘revolution’ started by the murderous Bolsheviks of 1917 that led to the deaths of tens of millions of people. It’s not something that you will find in school books but it was mostly Wall Street and their City of London cohorts that funded this murderous rampage in order to destabilise the original Russian Empire and bring about the disastrous communist union – an union which corporations could take easier advantage of and manipulate. It seems they are trying it once more.
Are Russia and Putin the good guys? Of course not, that isn’t the point. The new non communist Russian Federation is still suffering from corruption and oligarchies vying for power. But the Russian government seems to have two things going for in the current global crisis: a patriotic loyalty to their country and its people being one and being a thorn in the side of corporate American Anglo Israeli globalists being another – globalists that want a strong patriotic Russia out of the way so that they and their NATO military arm can continue with their attempts at Dr Strangeloveesque global domination.
There is inevitably pro Russian media propaganda and dark arts going on as well of course. But rather than choose sides and get duped in this hackneyed dialectic again, what about not choosing any side and simply look at what actual evidence is or isn’t available before making a verdict? A bit like a court of law. A bit like what the media should be doing but isn’t.
Charges of aggression and crime against Russia are proclaimed daily with a worrying lack of substance to them thus far. But it seems that no evidence is needed to provide a pretext for why “Russia must be stopped” or to make sure the US-led West Ukraine regime is armed with US weapons to “teach Putin a lesson”. But, even with all the satellite and remote surveillance technology that the US, EU and NATO possesses, so far there still seems to be no hard evidence that Putin engineered these events leading to so much unrest – only an assumption aided by corporate mass media with the usual double speak and subtle ‘suggestive’ nudging language as perfected by the London BBC, CNN, The Guardian, The Times, The Sun and others.
Russia is generally reacting as you would perhaps expect. But the evidence strongly suggests that they are reacting not instigating. Whethere he is believed or not, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated clearly after the recent Minsk talks that Russia is a guarantor of the peace deal, not a party obliged to fulfil its implementation. He reiterated that Moscow is not a participant in the conflict, as Western media have, and continue, to assert. The Kremlin spokesman stated:
“Russia is the country that was called by the parties of the conflict, this is the country that called on the parties of the conflict to sign a complex of measures to fulfil the Minsk agreements. But Russia is not one of the parties to fulfil these measures. This is the country that is acting as the guarantor, that comes forward with a call, but, obviously, it’s not a party that needs to take any actions for [the fulfilment]. We simply can’t do this physically because Russia is not a participant in the conflict”
On the other hand it is known and on record that the US has provided support to the Ukraine and that the US and UK are now very keen on the idea of providing arms and equipment. Late last year, Obama signed a bill authorising lethal aid to Kiev. The Kremlin claim that the west is already supplying arms to Kiev as well as financial support. But this double standard is somehow supposed to be acceptable and needn’t be mentioned.
If the US, EU and UK does supply arms to Ukraine en masse, Russia have stated that they will be forced to see this as an act of war against them and will probably genuinely take action in the Ukraine – in the process playing beautifully in to the hands of the crazed warmongers who want to get a war going. It all sounds crazy doesn’t it. It is. But if Russia really was to invade Ukraine we would surely know about it – Ukraine would be subdued in a matter of days. It would seem very silly for Russia to send in a few trucks on a half hearted mission and risk the wrath of the mass media for nothing.
The realisation must be that this US backed regime change that has occurred in Ukraine and that brought the Kiev junta to power is there as part of the long term Anglo American Israeli / US EU NATO objective of either destabilising or destroying Russia to gain a stronger foothold in the area. In that sense it seems that peace in the Ukraine is not what Kiev really wants or is expected to aim for.
And as always, double standards and hypocrisy are rife, with the real Anglo American instigators of war projecting onto their enemy what they themselves are guilty of. As stated by these Dutch professors in an August 2014 letter:
“We are powerless onlookers as we witness how the double standards of western powers and their allies, led by the United States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than anybody else.”
Whatever your own views, the fact is that the previous Kiev Government was undemocratically overthrown last year, with the CIA and their associates both purported to be deeply involved, supported by EU and NATO stooges. A ‘western’ backed billionaire oligarch, Petro Poroshenko, was swiftly and unconstitutionally installed as President, and billions of dollars and covert expertise flown into Ukraine from the west as testified by Victoria Newland of “fuck the EU” fame. As Nuland testifies, at least five billion dollars has been spent on the political destabilisation of Ukraine in recent years including to the covert special forces, and the direct financing and orchestration of the overtly fascist coup leaders. This is of no interest to corporate media it would seem.
The man Poroshensko replaced, Viktor Yanukovych, was no angel either it may be assumed, and was also closely tied with Putin and Russian interests but, as far as we can tell, he was at least democratically elected and his position a constitutional one.
Corporate interests have also quickly and inevitably moved in – the Ukraine signed a $10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. company Chevron and, elsewhere, Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director, son to a certain American Vice President Joe Biden.
Whether the people of the remaining Ukraine vote to join the EU is their business but the EU’s central bankers and the IMF / International Monetary Fund have already been licking their lips, with the IMF offering a $17 billion loan to the country which would inevitably get the Ukraine enslaved in a never ending and spiralling debt trap.
The deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent under the GMO giant Monsanto. With Yatsenyuk, the Americans’ preferred stooge in place as Prime Minister, the ex central banker is expected to be very receptive to IMF deals and offers for loans.
Soldiers conscripted by the present illegal Kiev regime were ordered eastwards in order to quell what the Kiev government and corporate media might call terrorist uprisings and what others might call legal new republics established by referenda.
However you might want to call it, the Kiev led military are being accused of mass shelling of residential areas of the newly formed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk/Lugansk, resulting in the alleged deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. According to German intelligence some 50,000 people have died in total, with others putting this figure at 5000. This shocking video shows the horrific results of shelling and civil war in eastern Ukraine. (viewers discretion advised – do not watch if you don’t want to see people blown up, dead and dying)
As fans of Welsh history know, the city of Donetsk was founded in 1869 by a Welsh businessman, John Hughes, who constructed a steel plant and several coal mines in the region – the town resultingly being named Hughesovka or Yuzovka (Юзовка) in recognition of Hughes’ role in its founding.
There can be little doubt that there are some unofficial Russian civilian volunteers fighting with the militia of the newly formed mostly Russian speaking republics and confederation of Donetsk and Luhansk/Lugansk (sister city to Cardiff) – that is surely inevitable under the circumstances.
In the hastily arranged Crimean referendum, 95% are claimed to have voted to join the Russian federation on a 70-80% turnout – a referendum which was witnessed by 135 international observers from 23 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Poland. Among them were members of the EU and national European parliaments, international law experts and human rights activists. Many of these representatives spoke to the press and dispelled any notion that voting was done under coercion or ‘under gunpoint’. Perhaps the result is as credible as any general election in Britain or the USA.
Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers were also already stationed in Crimea and its naval ports as part of a legal and constitutional deal with the Kiev government going back many years. There are recorded US/CIA and western operatives within the ranks of Ukrainian Kiev led army. These are presumably not there legally or voluntarily.
Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic and Vladimir Kononov, defence minister of the DNR speak about the the war and what and whom Kiev is fighting.
Again, thus far, the other two new republics have not stated that they want to join the Russian federation but rather wish to remain independent republics. That could of course change if the US and NATO ups the ante. And if Russia demands or forces that these new republics are reimmersed into the Russian federation against their will, then resulting condemnation of Russia will be justified.
A broken up and divided Ukraine might just suit the US and NATO better – giving them an opportunity to pitch different parts against each other whilst they take the spoils and tighten their grip on the Russian borders, getting their well earned order out of chaos in the process.
As mentioned, the claimed Russian terrorising of Ukraine seems, so far, to have been based on no evidence and has proven to be highly dubious and appears fabricated. The original sniper attacks in Kiev’s Maidan square are now also suspected to be linked to the protesters and elements of the Kiev regime as explained by an article by Robert Parry on the Information Clearing House site
“But the growing evidence indicates that the initial sniper fire originated from locations controlled by the Right Sektor, extremists associated with the Maidan’s neo-Nazi “self-defense” commandant Andriy Parubiy. Though the current Ukrainian government has dragged its feet on an investigation, independent field reports, including a new one from BBC, indicate that the snipers were associated with the protesters, not the Yanukovych government as was widely reported in the U.S. media a year ago”
If Russia and Putin really are behind all of these numerous incidents and political maneuverings including manipulating all US and EU representatives and their actions, then they are incredible Machievllian geniuses of the highest order.
Although the media has been quick to insist that ‘pro Russian rebels’ have been shelling indiscriminately, neither PR agency man David Cameron nor any other western leader have said anything about the shelling of innocent civilians in eastern Ukraine by Kiev forces – not a smick. Isn’t that exactly what they should be highligting regardless of any misplaced loyalties? In the interest of delivering peace to these areas, shouldn’t they be speaking out whomever is is the wrong? Or would just that make them rabid “Putin apologists”?
Only now is corporate media starting to allude to the shelling by Kiev forces but they cover their tracks by bizarrely blaming the actions of the Kiev forces on ‘Russian aggression’ (in that earnest BBC reporter voice way). Next time I throw large heavy stones at a high street full of people I will try to remember that it’s London aggression that’s to blame.
Perhaps all the leaders and governments from all sides involved in these crises are as bad as each other and deserve none of our consideration and time. But as always, it’s the innocent civilians of countries who suffer. The victims in all of this are all the people in the Ukraine – they, like Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans and Syrians, are being used, as have many millions of other people, in a chessboard game that most can’t probably begin to comprehend a la Zbigniew Brzezinski and his grubby geo political grand chess board – a grand chessboard game that is being conducted by a criminal elite that have managed to entrench themselves within western governments and states. The everyday people of Wales, Britain, Europe the USA and elsewhere will also obviously suffer under such crazed and reckless leaderships.
European countries should also be very weary of what they’re getting themselves into economically as well as militarily, with the real threat of revived Nazism in the Ukraine together with sanctions put in place by the US. The EU could potentially lose over 1 trillion Euros from Russian sanctions, with Germany alone potentially losing at least 200 billion Euros. Other smaller European countries could be hit by losses higher than their GDP.
Like it or not, by being involved or by not speaking out, our so called leaders are complicit in all of this and they are doing it in our name. If you tolerate this your children really will be next, if not you before them. This is also why we need to speak out.
It’s astounding if people cannot see the pattern that has emerged particularly since the 9/11 induced war on terror.
The destruction of sovereign nations is the ultimate goal of these corporate globalists. Sovereignity and patriotism means nothing to them. These values are merely old fashioned obstacles for them to overcome as they perpetually jump from one war and crisis to another.
If they can’t do it through military means they will try to do it through other means – the imminent signing of the fascistic TTIP / Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade deal between the US and the EU being an obvious example of that. And if this plan fails in the Ukraine, it will likely re emerge somewhere else, unless more truth and more light is shed on what is happening.
Slowly perhaps the citizens of the west and elsewhere are waking up and seeing the lies and machinations of our Governments and media. Neither can or should be trusted anymore – they have lost all credibility and have peddled too much misinformation and deceit. More importantly, they are threatening all our futures.
When Wales becomes an official sovereign state with a well trained and sane Welsh defence force using existing Welsh regiments and army bases, we will of course be able to choose to hold our own international policy based on our own values of natural rights, justice and a patriotism that is based on mutual respect and cooperation, not hate and pointless war-mongering.
An international conference in the magnificent setting of the Celtic Manor could be a conference for international understanding and constructive debate rather than a conference based on psychopathic murderous global hegemony, fear and hate. That day might come sooner rather later.
What can you do? Look for the truth and communicate it whilst the internet is still fairly censor free. Don’t forget traditional printing on paper – as effective as ever.
If you’re not particularly fussed with holding a placard and shouting slogans, contact your MP and AM and order them to insist on looking at what is really going on in the Ukraine, with NATO and with the Westminster government in general. Insist that any more unjust illegal military strikes or support will not be tolerated and that they as our representatives will be held accountable for their actions and for their lack of actions.
Our grandfathers and grandmothers had to write letters and walk for miles to do what we sometimes can’t be bothered to do in a few seconds online. Here is how to get hold of your MP and AM with a few clicks on your computer:
Telephone their offices, email them, go to their surgeries and talk to their staff – it is your fundamental right as a constituent to inform your MP or AM of your views and what you believe they should do. They have a duty to you their constituent. Regardless of the oath they all take to a certain monarch, you are ultimately their employer. Our politicians have failed us but we have to let them know that they fundamentally work for us the people. Now is a time for people to speak.