[Editor’s note: This RT article was published originally at the end of December 2013. However, The 4th Media believes the information the RT provided about 3 months ago still does speak a lot as to what’s going on in and around Ukraine.]
RT exposes the hypocrisy of U.S. intervention in Ukraine and elsewhere: Ukraine ‘revolution’ followed leaked CIA regime change manual to the letter
Happy Xmas Ukraine! Openly pro-Nazi rioters ripping up paving stones for weapons and driving bulldozers at people get sweets from America’s Asst. Secretary of State, the surprisingly long list of countries where the US attempts regime change under cover of ‘human rights’; and George Clooney becomes the Pentagon’s sexy new weapon.
Seek truth from facts with Humanitarian Imperialism author Jean Bricmont, UN Human Rights Rapporteur Richard Falk, political analyst Richard Becker, Asia Times‘ Pepe Escobar, On Immoral Interventionismauthor Gilad Atzmon, and ‘worth 500,000 dead kids’ Madeleine Albright.
RT: Leaked US regime change manual exposes interference in Ukraine and beyond – coming up.
Announcer: Chilling Pentagon plans reveal systematic and violent overthrow of democracies.Why is John Kerry’s Assistant handing out candies to fanatical rioters bulldozing people and injuring hundreds in unprovoked attacks.
And a warning Washington’s ‘jihadists’ are set on World War.
RT: When Western colonizers of the 20thcentury banned parks in Shanghai to dogs and Chinese, they didn’t admit to folks back home they were racists enslaving whole nations and robbing their resources. They reassured the public through mainstream media that they were ‘civilising the natives’.To trick the savvier 21stcentury Public, scholar Noam Chomsky notes the ‘pretext’ has become even more caring, but in practice the West’s continuing to overturn governments throughout the world and install puppet regimes. America’s current destabilization of Ukraine’s government, writes Washington-based analyst Nebojsa Malic, is following the White House regime change manual ‘to the letter’.
The tip of the iceberg’s US senators like McCain flying to Kiev and joining the protesters, while Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland hands them out candies. The reality is top US officials are already calling for sanctions against the country, which would hit exactly the ordinary people they claim to be intervening for.
It’s accompanied by a hysterical corporate media baying for blood, completely exaggerating protest numbers, and ignoring their violence. The US government, notes Virtual Politics, has been bankrolling opposition politicians in the Ukraine since the 2004 ‘Orange Revolution’, despite admitting the government it’s attacking is a democratic one.
In fact, writes Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, the US has funded particular parties or candidates in at least dozens of supposedly independent nations, and forced out governments in even more.US law however strictly forbids ANY foreign funding of its own politics.
US Code Amended, Article 4, Section 441 E (A): It shall be unlawful for a foreign national to make any contribution of money in connection with political office.
RT: If a foreign power joined Occupy Wall Street protesters and paid the opposition to help bring down the US government like Washington’s doing in Ukraine and elsewhere, analysts say the White House would go ballistic.
Richard Becker, political analyst: There would be hysteria. That would be regarded as utterly unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of the United States by the government leaders and yet they have no compunction about doing this now in Ukraine and in many many other cases around the world.
It’s clear that what the United States government is after is regime change in Ukraine and it has nothing to do with what they say they are concerned about, that is, you know, human rights and democracy. Why are there no sanctions against the United States for what they did to Iraq or what it’s done in Afghanistan, or what it’s done in Vietnam or in so many other countries around the world?
World Police: Team America clip: The actors are calling for an emergency meeting. Already expected to attend are Helen Hunt, George Clooney.
RT: The satire Team America notes the growing trend of actors trying to use their glamor to sway public opinion in world politics.
World Police: Team America: My fellow actors, what the world needs is an international advisory committee who truly understands global politics. Namely, us.
RT: Angelina Jolie was wheeled into a photo op with disgraced army chief Dave Petraeus in Baghdad, as people began to question the mainstream version of the Iraq disaster. Never previously showing the slightest interest in Ukraine, in a bizarre case of life imitating art George Clooney just jumped on the Kiev bandwagon reading a Ukraine speech from a script to the side of the camera apparently written for him by a State Department ghostwriter.
George Clooney, celebrity actor: To all of you in the square in Kiev or all around Ukraine. We here in the United States have great affinity for those seeking democracy.
Nebojsa Malic, political analyst: It’s posturing. What does George Clooney know about the economics of Ukraine? Nothing. There is a CIA manual for regime change, and it’s being followed to the letter by people on the payroll of Western organizations and governments.
RT: CIA regime change manuals a few decades ago were being airdropped over democratic countries that weren’t subservient enough. Propaganda booklets like these under the euphemistic name The Freedom Fighter’s Manual were scattered across Nicaragua, instructing citizens how to sabotage their country by cutting telephone lines, leaving taps on, and chopping trees onto highways.
The CIA’s document publicly admits to terrorism. It carefully avoids the word ‘assassinate’ in print, calling to ‘neutralize’ the country’s police, judges and government officials. Using the language of the mafia world it writes professional criminals will be hired to carry out selected ‘jobs’. Far from renouncing these policies, illegal black ops are moving from an auxiliary to the ‘predominant’ tactic of US foreign policy, reveals the leaked new army manual from the Pentagon.
Meant to be kept secret, the destruction notice reads ‘destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure’. The manual officially orders behavior it says it’s aware is unlawful, including instructing US troops to wear the army uniforms of other countries. It also calls to infiltrate civilian groups and train ‘guerrilla’ forces. The document concludes such illegal interference in other countries is now the rule for American policy.
US attacks on Iran are ‘taking a page from the playbook’ on Ukraine and Georgia. America’s training Iranian terrorists, notes the BBC, responsible for thousands of assassinations. But as soon as the Pentagon began funding them, Hillary Clinton took the terrorist group off the official terrorist list.
Basic medicines are being blocked by US sanctions on Iran. The Guardian reports this is putting literally millions of lives at risk. Leading war crimes prosecutor Professor Francis Boyle warns Iran’s children are going down the path of Iraq. US sanctions since the ’90s there, reports PBS News, are directly responsible for half a million deaths of children.
’60 Minutes’, CBS News
Interviewer: We have heard that half a million children have died, I mean, that’s more children died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Madeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of State: I think this is a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it.
RT: Let’s speak to Pepe Escobar at the Asia Times, great to see you, so the US Dept. of State calls half a million dead children worth it, in Iraq’s case, what do they mean by “worth it”?
Pepe Escobar, Asia Times: The issue of the nuclear program was prefabricated, especially by the US, with an ulterior motive which everybody also knows what it is – regime change.
RT: Barack Obama and David Cameron keep saying the ‘international community’ supports them in all this regime changing, do people really approve of all this?
Escobar: Look, we have to make a distinction between the US, Canada – the Government, not Canadians – and let’s say three European powers: France, Britain and Germany. And on the other side, this bulk of humanity, let’s put it this way I would say it would be like 85% of the world’s population, if not more. They know everything about the Iranian dossier because they’re reading their local press and they follow it in an unbiased way, apart from reading the odd Reuters or AP dispatch.
RT: The Pentagon’s new military doctrine simply abandons international principles of sovereignty or the rule of law.A Washington insider told the site Subrealism it seeks nothing less than ‘world domination’ and no independence will be tolerated.
US ‘National Defense Strategy’: We will defeat adversaries at the time, place, and in the manner of our choosing. Our role in the world depends on projecting our forces in distant environments where adversaries may seek to deny us access.
RT: The Pentagon couches this doctrine in the lovely-sounding phrase ‘Responsibility to Protect’. Sceptics say it’s actually just ‘Licence to Kill’.
Richard Falk’s Princeton Professor of International Law and UN Human Rights Rapporteur, it’s really great to speak to you. Why does the US always meet so much resistance from people it’s supposedly ‘protecting’?
Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Rapporteur: There’s a great deal of suspicion around the claims of ‘humanitarian intervention’. It actually magnifies the zone of violence and the form of violence, it has the opposite effect of what’s intended.
RT: ‘The opposite effect’ of what was intended in Syria, reports Reuters, may become a watershed for the US. Leaked talks between America and Al-Qaeda last week revealed Washington’s no longer insisting on regime change there. Reports of America’s organ-eating partners saying ‘America’s next’ if they win Syria appears to have got even neocons a little nervous.
Dr. Gilad Atzmon calls interventionism just murder by another name.Gilad joins us it’s great to speak to you. If the US stops intervening, what about all the other poor people in the world, waiting for the US to bomb, and save them?
Dr.Gilad Atzmon, author of On Immoral Interventionism: Interventionism is a recipe to a colossal disaster. And this is something that we see in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have to let people find their way. If women in Afghanistan want to be liberated, they have to work hard. And I can tell you that when my wife wants something from me, you know, she knows how to do it.
RT: Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War a keynote book on the subject writes how hawks’ poster boys for intervention – the Kosovo and Yugoslavia wars – actually prove the opposite, the horrific consequences of US interference.In fact by its very definition any US intervention automatically means a country is no longer exercising national sovereignty or the democracy Washington claims to be imposing.
The author of Humanitarian Imperialism is Professor Jean Bricmont, really great to speak to you. Why are you scathing about this policy?
Professor Jean Bricmont, author of Humanitarian Imperialism:See, democracy presupposes sovereignty. What the US does in effect is a world dictatorship. If you take away the sovereignty of the people by constant intervention, by paying the opposition, by buying elections etcetera, then it’s like a dictatorship.
RT:Some say every US intervention since Vietnam has failed and they’re hated by the people on the end of them, so why do they keep on interfering?
Bricmont: It’s like a fanatical religion, it’s our jihad. I mean the human rights crowd are our jihadists.
RT: Humanitarian Imperialism lists some signs of the covert regime change campaign: establishment media screaming ‘Give war a chance’.If McCain’s posing for pictures with terrorists, the White House is claiming an atrocity’s happened the moment it needs an excuse to invade, or celebs are showing a sudden interest in faraway economies, it may be a plan for an interventionist ‘jihad’ or, more appropriately, new ‘crusade’ by the West.
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