This essay explains why the Russian Federation was forced into the current military conflict with Ukraine to preserve its very sovereignty.
This essay explains why the Russian Federation was forced into the current military conflict with Ukraine to preserve its very sovereignty. A New World Order is the result. The world is now divided into two sectors, which will be in severe conflict for an unforeseen time. This writing is an extension of a radio interview with the author. (920) Ron Ridenour & Sam Husseini – YouTube.
United States of America Racist Military Empire (U.S.-ARME) manages about 800 military bases in 70+ countries, plus occupying troops at “military facilities” in another 90 countries. U.S. funds 50 military bases of several countries where it can also have its troops. Many of these countries are in Central America and Colombia. The U.S. has 95% of the world’s foreign bases.
It also has scores of ships sailing around the world with nuclear weapons on the ready. The U.S. has innumerably more military bases on its own land than several countries together: 4,154 bases in its 50 states and 114 in its territories. (See David Vine Base Nation Official Book Website)
Russia has nine military bases and two radar/communication facilities in nine countries, most of them former Soviet Republics. It has around 50,000 military personnel stationed in these bases, half of them at the Sevastopol Crimea naval base.
U.S.-ARME rulers have the gall to accuse Russia, and earlier the Soviet Union, of being a threat to world peace, of annexing foreign territory, of meddling into the affairs of other nations even the “greatest democracy on earth”. This is classic psychological projection.
President Vladimir Putin, they lie, interfered in the 2016 U.S. election so that Hillary Clinton lost the presidency and his “friend” Donald Trump won. Clinton hates our messenger Julian Assange so much she called for droning him for publishing the truth. She hates the sovereign leader of Russia so much she calls him the new Hitler war criminal.
The Democratic Party Establishment, Washington DC police and the CIA disallowed forensic investigations into the Democratic National Committee computers preferring to support the lie that Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin were partners in hacking into DNC files.
When information of DNC’s election corruption and rigging was revealed, the mainstream media (MSM) and the government refused to acknowledge DNC criminality. It is the same tactic the State uses in accusing Julian Assange of crimes against “national security” when all that he/Wikileaks does is to reveal State documentation of its own crimes against humanity in scores of wars and coup d´états, such as that in Ukraine in 2014.
§ 1917-8 The October Russian Revolution was waged for “peace, land and bread”.
The October Russian Revolution was won with only a handful of deaths. What devastated Russia, causing several million deaths, was not the revolution but Western/Japan invasion, which backed Russia’s pro-aristocratic White Army, supported by a few of Alexander Kerensky’s provisional government forces.
Western politicians and their mainstream media propagandists hide from us that it was U.S.-ARME and its allies that invaded Russia with 200-300,000 troops in the summer of 1918 when the allies were still at war against Germany. President Woodrow Wilson told Congress it was sending in 13,000 troops to “offset effects of the Bolshevik revolution”.
At the same time, President Wilson instituted the Espionage Act, which is now being used to kill the peoples’ messenger, Julian Assange, with the purpose of ending all pretense of a “free press”, and “free speech”.
Conditions for all troops were miserable in 1918, and many Western soldiers, including U.S. Americans, were tired of war and reluctant to fight. The last U.S. troops left Russia on April 1, 1920. Four hundred and twenty-four had died of various causes, most from battle. In all, the civil war+ outside interference caused between seven and twelve million casualties, mostly civilians.
Major General William Graves, who commanded the “American Expeditionary Force”, wrote in his memoirs, “I do not know what the United States was trying to accomplish by military intervention.”
Gather Stewart, a novelist of three books concerning Russia, also wrote the introduction to my book, “The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert” The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert: Ridenour, Ron: 9780996487061: Amazon.com: Books)
This is Stewart’s assessment of what the West’s interest in Russia was, and is still.
“The West in general and the USA in particular envy Russia for: its natural wealth much of which is still buried under the soil beyond the Ural Mountains. Why should they have all that wealth is the U.S. attitude, part of the justification for its great plot to subjugate Russia and split it up into small states.” THE CHARACTER OF RUSSIAN COMMUNISM – The Greanville Post
Breaking Russia into smaller states, as U.S./NATO did to Yugoslavia, is the U.S.-ARME goal today.
Once defeated in 1920, the U.S. has done everything to badger Russia, subvert it, surround it and overthrow it. Neither the Soviet Union, Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea—or any of the 40 nations that the U.S. sanctions and/or boycotts, hoping to starve their peoples and cause internal uprisings—has ever invaded or subverted the United States.
It is the Russians, who have prevented world war and any use of nuclear weapons, even though the U.S.-ARME wars and threatens war, in order to rule the globe. Three Soviet/Russian presidents, Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin all asked corresponding U.S. presidents to let them join NATO and thus end any possible warfare against one another. No Deal!
§ 1930s Business Plot to Overthrow President Roosevelt exposed by General Smedley Butler
Most capitalists hated Franklin D. Roosevelt for his New Deal—for providing jobs, social and cultural benefits for all people in need regardless of color. Major businessmen were racists, anti-unionists and favored fascist solutions. They thought they could use unemployed white war veterans to their advantage. They conspired to overthrow, possibly assassinate, the president.
General Butler was the most decorated Marine in history saved the presidency
The Business Plot (aka The White House Coup, and Fascist Plot) was a political conspiracy in 1933-4. Retired Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler was approached by Gerald MacGuire, representing the wealthiest businessmen, led by J.P. Morgan, seeking to use the popular general to organize a coup d’état with 500,000 marines and soldiers to overthrow President Roosevelt. (See New York Times, November 21, 1934, “Gen. Butler Bares ‘Fascist Plot’ To Seize Government by Force”.)
General Butler pretended to go along with the idea before revealing its insidious nature to President Roosevelt. When he went public, he explained what he had done during his military career:
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. War is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler | Goodreads
“I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902- 1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China, in 1927, I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
FDR compromised with the corporate coup plotters. No court cases, no prison terms for them if they stop preventing his New Deal. That seemed to work, at least they gave up attempting to overthrow Roosevelt. Nevertheless, they continued to support fascism in Europe by selling, loaning or donating vital materials used for war.
On Henry Ford’s 75th birthday, Nazi consuls in the U.S. pin on Hitler’s Grand Cross pinned on by Nazi consuls at his Ford plant in Michigan, on July 30, 1938.
Henry Ford received the highest medal Nazi Germany could award a foreigner: the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, July 30, 1938. “I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration,” declared Hitler. Henry Ford: American Icon, Businessman, And Staunch Nazi Sympathizer (allthatsinteresting.com)
IBM founder Thomas John Watson received the Order of the German Eagle (2nd class), June 1937. General Motor’s oversees chief executive James Mooney was awarded the German Eagle (1st class) by Adolf Hitler, in 1938. J.P. Morgan agent Grayson Murphy was decorated by Mussolini with the “Order of the Crown of Ital,” for his role in syndicating Morgan loans to fascist Italy.
Grayson Murphy was the first treasurer of the American Liberty League just launched by rich magnates to “combat radicalism, to teach…respect for the rights of persons and property, and generally to foster free private enterprise.” American Liberty League supported the coup plot.
One of the League’s founders was Senator Prescott Bush, a partner in the Brown Brothers Harriman bank. Bush had business ties with Hitler. He was one of seven directors of Union Banking Corporation, an investment bank that operated as a clearing house for assets and enterprises held by German steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. In October 1942, the U.S. seized the fascist war-profiteering bank under the Trading with the Enemy Act, but only held its assets until the war ended. Prescott Bush fathered two future presidents. Both acted to thwart Russia’s wealth and sovereignty.
§ WWII “I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal. Fortunately, we were on the winning side.” So spoke General Curtis Le May, commander of the 1945 Tokyo firebombing operation, and bombing raids throughout Japan.
“The mission succeeded: the United States Strategic Bombing Survey estimated that ‘probably more persons lost their lives by fire at Tokyo in a 6-hour period than at any time in the history of man.’” The General and World War III | The New Yorker
Le May and General Douglass MacArthur opposed using the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as unnecessary, but Harry Truman wanted to warn the “main enemy”, the Soviet Union.
The war caused between 70 and 85 million deaths (3% of the world’s population) and untold numbers of seriously wounded. Soviet Union and China citizens accounted for half of deaths. The Chinese lost between 15-20 million, ca. 3-4% of its population. The Soviets lost 16-18 million civilians, and 9-11 million soldiers (14% of its population).
A similar number seriously wounded. It lost 70,000 villages, 1,710 towns and 4.7 million houses. Of the 15 countries in the SU, Russia lost 12.7% of its population: 14 million, just over half were civilians. Ukraine lost nearly seven million, over five million civilians; a total of 16.3% of its population. The U.S. lost just 12,000 civilians, 407,300 military=1/3 of one percent of its population. World War II casualties – Wikipedia
In Ukraine, there were so many more civilians killed than in other countries because Hitler Nazis and Stepan Bandera Ukrainian fascists went especially after civilian Jews, Poles and ethnic Russians. Bandera fought with German Nazis as leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. Later, he separated from the Germans and continued killing Russians and Jews. Bandera is a national hero of the Ukrainian fascist forces, including the well-known Azov Battalion.
§ 1945-6 Churchill-Truman planed several operations to invade the so-called “Iron Curtain” with nuclear weapons: operations Unthinkable, Pincher, Dropshot…
Four hundred nuclear missiles were being built to drop on the SU in the early 50s. Brave Manhattan Project whistleblowers Klaus Fuchs and Ted Hall (plus others) prevented this apocalyptic invasion by providing vital information to the SU so the world would have a balance in nuclear weapons. (See the documentary film, “A Compassionate Spy” initiated by investigative journalist and co-producer Dave Lindorff. ‘A Compassionate Spy’ Review: A Nuanced Steve James Documentary – The Hollywood Reporter) and United States war plans (1945–1950) – Wikipedia)
§ 1947 Truman created Central Intelligence Agency to spy and conduct “covert operations”
The CIA has assassinated scores of political leaders and overthrown dozens of governments. It has killed millions of people. The CIA’s Cult of Death | Dissident Voice
In 1974, Truman spoke to his biographer Merle Miller about the CIA: “I think it was a mistake…if I’d known what was going to happen, I never would have done it… They’ve become … it’s become a government all of its own and all secret. They don’t have to account to anybody.” Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman: Miller, Merle: 9780425026649: Amazon.com: Books
Despite Truman’s disclaimer, under his Cold War “Truman Doctrine”, he allowed CIA agents, including Russian émigrés, to infiltrate the Soviet Union to commit assassinations; sabotage trains, bridges, power plants, arms factories; steal documents; assist Western agents to escape; promote political struggles within the Communist party and government. Truman created the Deep State.
§ 1949-54 Truman-Eisenhower created NATO to Overthrow the Soviet Union
August 1949 12 countries signed onto the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Belgium, Canada, Denmark (and territories), France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK, U.S. Member states of NATO – Wikipedia
Then, General Le May proposed an atomic bomb invasion aimed at destroying “seventy Soviet cities in thirty days with a hundred and thirty-three atomic bombs, causing up to 2.7 million deaths and another four million casualties. American air-power strategists had a name for such an attack as LeMay was proposing: ‘killing a nation’.” The General and World War III | The New Yorker
“Curtis Le May had apparently begun raising the ante with the Soviet Union on his own, covertly and extra-legally. Reconnaissance overflights of the Soviet Union had begun no later than 1950. Le May used these flights not only to gather electronic and photographic intelligence; he also used them to probe Soviet air defenses, knowing as he did so that he might be provoking war.”
In 1954, “when Le May calculated that he could deliver a Sunday punch of seven hundred and fifty atomic bombs to targets in the Soviet Union overnight, the Defense Department Weapons Systems Evaluation Group estimated that Soviet and Soviet-bloc casualties would total seventeen million injured and sixty million dead.”
The Soviets had not respond forcefully until that year when they made the Warsaw Pact with Eastern Europe partners. Many of Le May’s Strategic Air Command spying flights over Soviet territory took off from U.S. military bases in Japan. It was from one of these military radar sites that I got first-hand training in how aggressively insane the U.S.-ARME is, and learned that Le May was my father’s idol.
When the crisis in Hungary occurred in 1956, my father, an Air Force warrant officer, and I listened to it on the radio. Then 17, I left high school to join the USAF “to fight commies.” It was at a U.S. radar site in Japan that I participated in “overflights”. Our instructions were that if the Soviets conducted similar spying missions over the U.S., or any of its occupied territories, they were to be shot down. Our military briefings always demonized Russians as sub-humans.
The Soviets sought dialogue, mutual containment. They also need to show that they can defend themselves. They shot down a CIA spying aircraft, appropriately on Mayday, 1960.
“An international diplomatic crisis erupted in May 1960 when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) shot down an American U-2 spy plane in Soviet air space and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers (1929-77).
Confronted with the evidence of his nation’s espionage, President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) was forced to admit to the Soviets that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had been flying spy missions over the USSR for several years. The Soviets convicted Powers on espionage charges and sentenced him to 10 years in prison” [He was released two year later in prisoner exchanges.] U-2 Spy Incident – HISTORY
§ 1949 China Revolution; 1950-53, “Korea Police Action”
With the Chinese communist revolutionary victory of October 1, 1949, the U.S. had a new enemy, one with the world’s largest population. Defeated U.S. ally Chung kai Shek and troops fled to Taiwan. They overwhelmed the local population and claimed Taiwan as the real China under kai Shek rule. The U.S. tried to stop China from functioning. The “Korean Police Action” became a proxy war for U.S. domination vs. China and Soviet possibilities for succeeding with socialism.
Following WWII, Korea became the first military conflict of the Cold War. In 1950, the U.S. claimed North Korea stepped over the 38th parallel line into South Korea, which gave Truman the excuse he sought to start a greater war.
“Just five days before Japan surrendered, U.S. officials Dean Rusk and Charles Bonesteel were given the task of delineating the U.S. occupation zone in East Asia. Without consulting any Koreans, they arbitrarily decided to cut Korea roughly in half along the 38th parallel of latitude, ensuring that the capital city of Seoul—the largest city in the peninsula—would be in the American section.
Rusk and Bonesteel’s choice was enshrined in General Order No. 1, America’s guidelines for administering Japan in the aftermath of the war. Japanese forces in northern Korea surrendered to the Soviets, while those in southern Korea surrendered to the Americans.” Why Is Korea Split Into North and South Korea? (thoughtco.com)
The arbitrary 38th parallel is still in dispute after the U.S. destroyed nearly all of North Korea’s cities. At least three million people were killed, the majority civilians. Military deaths accounted for: North Koreans 300,000 (in all 12-15% of its 10 million population were killed); Chinese military 183,000; South Korean 138,000; U.S. military 33,700. Korean War – Wikipedia
Le May said, “Over a period of three years or so, we killed off—what—twenty percent of the population of [North] Korea. . . .” The General and World War III | The New Yorker
§ 1954-1975, U.S. War Against Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos
Southeast Asian war involved Soviet Union and China as well. Several millions killed. Southeast Asians defeated the Yankees with Soviet and China aid, Mayday 1975.
In 1954, the Eisenhower-Nixon regime took over South Vietnam from the French after its defeat at Dien Bien Phu. France refused U.S.’s offer of nuclear weapons. The 1954 Geneva Convention partitioned north and south Vietnam for two years, to be followed by an election in 1956.
“The crumbling of the French colonial empire in Southeast Asia led to the formation of the states of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), the State of Vietnam (the future Republic of Vietnam, South Vietnam), the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Kingdom of Laos. Diplomats from South Korea, North Korea, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the United States of America (U.S.) dealt with the Korean side of the Conference. For the Indochina side, the Accords were between France, the Viet Minh, the USSR, the PRC, the U.S., the United Kingdom and the future states being made from French Indochina. The agreement temporarily separated Vietnam into two zones, a northern zone to be governed by the Viet Minh and a southern zone to be governed by the State of Vietnam, then headed by former emperor Bảo Đại.” 1954 Geneva Conference – Wikipedia
South Vietnam’s temporary regime opposed elections. Former WWII general and then president Dwight D. Eisenhower refused to let the 1956 elections occur. He had the temerity to write in his memoirs, Mandate for Change, 1953-1956: The White House Years (1963), page 372:
“I have never talked or corresponded with a person knowledgeable in Indochinese affairs who did not agree that had elections been held at the time of the fighting, possibly 80% of the population would have voted for the Communist Ho Chi Minh as their leader rather than Chief of State Bao Dai. [So much for democracy!]
§ April 1961, Russian Yuri Gagarin Orbits the Planet as the U.S. Invades Cuba
On April 12, 1961, the day that the Soviet Union ushered in a new world as 27-year old cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth at a speed of 27,000 kilometers per hour, President John F. Kennedy held a news conference.
“First, I want to say that there will not be, under any conditions, an intervention in Cuba by the United States Armed Forces.” “The basic issue of Cuba is not one between the United States and Cuba. It is between the Cubans themselves. And I intend to see that we adhere to this principle.” (1)
The next day, April 13, CIA Operation 40 was launched from Guatemala. Fourteen hundred para-militarists, mostly Cuban exiles and a handful of CIA-military, sailed to invade Cuba.
Yuri Gagarin with peace dove during his world tour
Upon re-entering the earth’s atmosphere, Yuri encountered serious technical problems that could have meant death had he not ejected himself from the capsule. From 7,000 meters above the earth Gagarin free-fell several kilometers before opening his parachute and floated down to the ground. Soon he embarked on a trip around the world talking passionately about the wonders of the earth.
Yuri’s message in 30 countries over two years: “Circling the earth in the orbital space, I marveled at the beauty of our planet. I saw clouds and their light shadows on the distant dear earth… I enjoyed the rich color spectrum of the earth. It is surrounded by a light blue halo that gradually darkens, becoming turquoise, dark blue, violet, and finally coal black. People of the world! Let us safeguard and enhance this beauty—not destroy it!” Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (inyourpocket.com)
It took Cuban farmer militias and some units of the new revolutionary army just three days to put down U.S.’s invasion for “democracy”. Since then, the CIA has concocted numerous terrorist operations, hundreds of plans to murder President Fidel Castro, used chemical-biological warfare killing humans, animals, and crops. The most insidious proposal by the nefarious CIA-Pentagon Mafia was the false flagging plan Operation Northwoods. Operation Northwoods – Wikipedia
The plan called for a few personnel at the illegal Guantanamo Naval Base to be killed by CIA installed covert operators. Some of the victims would have been U.S. Americans, and Cuban asylum seekers trying to get to the U.S. Fidel Castro would have been blamed, and then Pentagon-CIA forces could do a real war for regime change. President Kennedy rejected that plan. With that denial, President Kennedy signed his own death warrant.
§ The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
Following the Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuba and the Soviet governments decided to install nuclear weapons in Cuba as a defense against Pentagon-CIA ominous threats of bombing, perhaps with nuclear weapons, Cuba back to the stone-age. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Timeline – HISTORY
Captain Vasili Arkhipov probably saved the world from nuclear apocalypse.
In October 1962, U.S. spy planes observed nuclear missiles being placed in Cuba. The Pentagon and the CIA wanted to invade Cuba and the Soviet Union with nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons close to U.S. territory could be allowed. When President Kennedy asked how many Americans would be killed, the militarists flippingly estimated one million. JFK knew there would be more. Instead, he ordered a naval blockade of Cuba and demanded that Premiere Nikita Khrushchev remove all missiles.
During negotiations, four Russian submarines carrying one nuclear missile each were en route to Cuba. These U-boats were pursued by many U.S. naval vessels. One Russian submarine, K-19, was bombarded with depth charges. Their communications were cut off. The captains believed war had begun and discussed firing their missile. Captain, Vasili Arkhipov convinced others not to fire the missile and they returned to Russia.
Over a two-week period, negotiations ended with the withdrawal of missiles. The U.S. promised not to invade Cuba again, and it would remove its nuclear missiles from Turkey.
The next year on November 22, the CIA murdered Kennedy in broad daylight for seeking world peace. Five months earlier, June 10, Kennedy spoke at the American University.
“What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace; the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living; the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children—not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women—not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.
“I speak of peace because of the new face of war. Total war makes no sense in an age when great powers can maintain large and relatively invulnerable nuclear forces and refuse to surrender without resort to those forces.” Speech on peace delivered by President John F. Kennedy – Peace Corps Worldwide
Kennedy’s vice-president got the message. Once president, Lyndon Baines Johnson ordered the reluctant Chief Justice Earl Warren to head an investigating commission. Allen Dulles was appointed chief investigator. Kennedy had fired him for heading the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Dulles hated Kennedy.
Even gullible U.S.-Americans have not believed the government lie that one man, Lee Harvey Oswald, murdered the president with one “magic bullet”. The highest percentage believing it was a plot was 81%, polled in 1976. Fifty years following his murder, still 61% believed more than one was involved. Those who offered opinions as to who may have committed this crime thought it was the Mafia, and/or the federal government itself, and/or the CIA. Majority in U.S. Still Believe JFK Killed in a Conspiracy (gallup.com)
There is a wealth of evidence that it was an inside job. The One Paragraph from the JFK Assassination Files that Reveals Everything – Page 3 of 3 – Truth And Action
Oliver Stone’s two films: JFK and JFK Revisited. A leading CIA officer, Howard Hunt, names names. Who Killed JFK? The Last Confession of E. Howard Hunt – Rolling Stone. One of the Mafia bosses involved, Sam Giancana, also names names.
The CIA continues to engage in subversion and clandestine warfare against Cubans—even using biological-chemical warfare that has caused deadly diseases for humans, pigs, chickens, and plants. This history is too long to go into here. See, Backfire: The CIA’s Biggest Burn: Ridenour, Ron: 9780962497513: Amazon.com: Books, chapter four, The Germ Warriors.
§ 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Lie Brings Total War to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
During Kennedy’s last year, he quietly approached Cuba and Vietnam leaders to probe how they might assist him in pulling out of warring against them so that they could maintain their sovereignty. The weapons industry, Wall Street, Pentagon-CIA would not tolerate such “treason”.
Following their assassination of John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson told the lie that U.S. ships had been attacked in or near North Vietnam. That lie led Congress to pass the “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution”, allowing for full war powers. The Gulf Of Tonkin Incident: The Lie That Sparked The Vietnam War (allthatsinteresting.com)
The Vietnamese people won their liberation by defeating the U.S. military and its proxy South Vietnam regime, on Mayday 1975. Millions of decent U.S. Americans had protested U.S. wanton aggression over many years, as did many millions throughout much of the world. Daniel Ellsberg, an insider in the warmonger’s world, came over to our side and became the great whistleblower of the Pentagon Papers. Pentagon Papers | National Archives and The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks – Reveal (revealnews.org)
Julian Assange follows in Ellsberg’s footsteps. Dan has been a supporting activist ever since the war-maker system first arrested Julian 12 years ago. Dan has been arrested scores of times protesting U.S. wars. We anti-war activists filled jails and helped convince the U.S. government to pull out earlier than would have happened.
In the end, as many between 3.5 and 5 million people were killed. Of those only 58,000 U.S. military. The CIA’s Phoenix Program assassinated about 40,000 Vietnamese defenders and their families between 1965 and 1972, picking them off one at a time. The United States sent 8.6 million military personnel to Vietnam/Southeast Asia over the war years. Vietnam War casualties – Wikipedia
(Skipping over history to the period of Gorbachov, Reagan and Bush.)
§ Afghanistan/Soviet/U.S. War 1978-89
I interviewed Russia’s ambassador to Denmark, Mikjail Vanin, in 2017. He told me, “Russia’s war in Afghanistan was ideologically and expansionist based. A great mistake! Russia went in without knowing the country’s real history and culture. So feudalist was it that it is not possible to be transformed into a socialist society—not in reality, nor according to Marx’s analysis.
“But Russia did not invade. We were asked by the Afghanistan government several times to come to its aid against a counter-revolutionary patriarchy supported by a foreign power [the United States] which financed and armed terrorism. We paid a terrible price—one that we feel even today. Because of our losses in this conflict, with our own lives and for our economy, internal opposition arose. We lost economic stability. We were nearly ruined by the war, and this influenced the demise of the Soviet Union.”
The Saur Revolution was staged on 27–28 April 1978 by the communist-led People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA). They overthrew Mohammed Daoud Khan, who had conducted a coup d’état in 1973 and established an autocratic one-party system based on traditional patriarchy. Saur Revolution – Wikipedia.
Upon initiating a socialist course, the October Decree granted “equality of genders” and the patriarchal mujahideen armed uproar began. The CIA stepped in with money, arms, training. The CIA and its Pakistan companion, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), helped jihadist youth start Taliban (meaning students seeking knowledge). China also aided them with money. After 9/11, the U.S. overthrew the Taliban government. The U.S. also supported the rich Saudi Arabian Osama bin Laden, who later formed al-Qaeda to terrorize his mentors.
Robert Gates, former CIA director under Bush #1 and defense secretary under Bush#2, explained U.S. involvement. In March 1979, “CIA sent several covert action options relating to Afghanistan to the SCC [Special Coordination Committee]” of the U.S. National Security Council. At a March 30 meeting, U.S. Department of Defense representative Walter B. Slocombe “asked if there was value in keeping the Afghan insurgency going, ‘sucking the Soviets into a Vietnamese quagmire?’” From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War: Gates, Robert M.: 9781416543367: Amazon.com: Books
It is important to stress that the Soviets waited 20 months after dismissing several Afghanistan government requests before they reluctantly sent troops to protect the new secular state. The U.S. preferred jihad and patriarchy than equal rights. U.S. war-makers were delighted with the events in Afghanistan, just as they are today with Ukraine-Russia.
The current war, however, will not be a “Soviet Vietnamese quagmire”, rather it is bringing about a division of world forces in which World War III will flare up from one place after another, I’m afraid. Finland is also now provoking such.
With Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election, he established the Reagan Doctrine (like the Truman Doctrine), which aided anti-communist forces throughout the world. When Mikhail Gorbachev became Soviet Premiere (March 1985-December 25, 1991), he sought to end the war in Afghanistan, and hoped the Iran-Iraq war could be resolved.
Soviets backed Iran while the U.S. backed Iraq, albeit Reagan did the treacherous and illegal Iran-Contragate deal—selling arms to U.S. enemy Iran used to finance the ruthless Nicaraguan contras. Iran-Contra Affair – HISTORY.
Gorbachev called the occupation of Afghanistan a “bleeding wound”. The last Soviet forces left in February 1989, but warfare continued until 1992. During the Afghan-Soviet part of the war, 620,000 Soviet troops served—14,453 were killed; 53,753 were wounded or injured.
Afghanistan fatalities amounted to around 1.5 million (mujahideen, government soldiers and noncombatants), and three million maimed or wounded, mainly noncombatants. A Russian daily newspaper, “Russian Beyond” (“Russkaya Semoyorka”) wrote, in 2017, that the war had cost $2-$3 billion annually. That would mean $18 to $27 billion.
Despite these wars, Gorbachev tried to convince Reagan that everyone would be much safer if both sides would destroy all nuclear weapons, and the SU admitted into NATO. Wall Street and Pentagon/CIA would not tolerate such a state of peaceful affairs. Nevertheless, Gorbachev convinced Reagan to make the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty, in 1987.
The INF treaty banned all of the two nations’ land-based ballistic and cruise missiles, and missile launchers with ranges of 500–1,000 kilometers short medium-range, and 1,000–5,500 km intermediate-range. The treaty did not apply to air- or sea-launched missiles. Another Republican president, Donald Trump, withdrew from the treaty, in 2019. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty – Wikipedia.
Reagan also agreed to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which George H.W. Bush signed in 1991. When fully implemented, the treaty resulted in the removal of about 80 percent of all strategic nuclear weapons then in existence. The treaty restricted the United States to approximately 8,556 and the Soviet Union to approximately 6,449 nuclear warheads. The United States and the Russian Federation have agreed to extend the treaty through February 4, 2026. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty of 1991 (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
(What follows is taken from my book, “The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert” chapter 12)
Gorbachev realized Russian society needed opening, and more welfare as the Afghanistan and Iran-Iraq wars, and the need to keep up with U.S. weapons escalation, was too costly. By increasing local, regional and republican controls, allowing for greater media reportage, reducing civil service-bureaucracy and executive branch corruption, Gorbachev sought to make the country’s management more transparent, thus circumventing the circle of apparatchiks who exercised too much control.
Russian media began exposing problems previously unreported: poor housing, food shortages, alcoholism, widespread pollution, creeping mortality rates, the second-rate position of most women, as well as some state crimes against the population. However, this caused more disillusionment and more curiosity about U.S./European cultures and politics. Perestroika allowed more independent actions for ministries, and permitted enterprises to be self-financing with some market-like reforms. The goal of perestroika, however, was not to end central planning but rather to make socialism work more efficiently, in order to better meet citizenry needs.
Many communists in Russia and other socialist countries, such as Cuba where I lived for eight years, thought these reforms came too late and would encourage disintegration, which did occur.
Gorbachev’s original goal of reforming the Soviet Union with the Communist Party still in partial control were failing. Reforms that did not resolve fundamental problems also led to discord and violence in several Warsaw Pact countries, especially in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Czechoslovakia. March 1990, Hungary legalized a multi-party system. East Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Czechoslovakia followed suit.
Civil unrest grew in constituent republics Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Uzbekistan. Lithuania sought independence. While Gorbachev used military force to suppress bloody interethnic strife in several of the Central Asian republics in 1989–90, he introduced mechanisms that provided for the lawful secession of republics. In 1990, Gorbachev accelerated the transfer of power from the party to elected governmental institutions. On March 15, the Congress of People’s Deputies elected him to the newly created post of president of the USSR with extensive executive powers. Congress abolished the Communist Party’s constitutionally guaranteed monopoly of political power, paving the way for legalization of other political parties. Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1990, for his “leading role in the peace process”.
§ U.S./NATO Promise to Gorbachev-Another Lie Aimed at Dissolving the Soviet Union
During these turbulent times, U.S. and West Germany leaders discussed with Gorbachev the possibility that NATO would not move closer to the Soviet Union, and Gorbachev’s idea of joining NATO was considered.
“U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous ‘not one inch eastward’ assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991.”
On December 12, 2017, the National Security Archive, based at George Washington University, posted this information, which included declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents. NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard | National Security Archive (gwu.edu)
“President George H.W. Bush had assured Gorbachev, during the Malta summit in December 1989, that the U.S. would not take advantage (“I have not jumped up and down on the Berlin Wall”) of the revolutions in Eastern Europe to harm Soviet interests. But neither Bush nor Gorbachev at that point (or for that matter, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl) expected so soon the collapse of East Germany or the speed of German unification.”
“The documents show that multiple national leaders were considering and rejecting Central and Eastern European membership in NATO as of early 1990 and through 1991. [Also] that discussions of NATO in the context of German unification negotiations in 1990 were not at all narrowly limited to the status of East German territory, and that subsequent Soviet and Russian complaints about being misled about NATO expansion were founded in written contemporaneous memcons and telcons at the highest levels.
The Washington summit arrival on May 31, 1990, featured high ceremony on the White House lawn, here with formal greetings from President Bush for Mikhail Gorbachev. (Credit: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, P13298-18)
“The first concrete assurances by Western leaders on NATO began on January 31, 1990, when West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher opened the bidding with a major public speech at Tutzing, in Bavaria, on German unification. The U.S. Embassy in Bonn (see Document 1) informed Washington that Genscher made clear “that the changes in Eastern Europe and the German unification process must not lead to an ‘impairment of Soviet security interests.’ Therefore, NATO should rule out an ‘expansion of its territory towards the east, i.e. moving it closer to the Soviet borders.’” The Bonn cable also noted Genscher’s proposal to leave the East German territory out of NATO military structures even in a unified Germany in NATO.
“This latter idea of special status for the GDR territory was codified in the final German unification treaty signed on September 12, 1990, by the Two-Plus-Four foreign ministers. The former idea about ‘closer to the Soviet borders’ is written down not in treaties but in multiple memoranda of conversation between the Soviets and the highest-level Western interlocutors (Genscher, Kohl, Baker, Gates, Bush, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Major, Woerner, and others) offering assurances throughout 1990 and into 1991. [These talks and memoranda guaranteed] protecting Soviet security interests and including the USSR in new European security structures. The two issues were related but not the same. Subsequent analysis sometimes conflated the two and argued that the discussion did not involve all of Europe. The documents published below show clearly that it did.” (2)
On March 17, 1991, the Russian government called for the first referendum in Soviet history. It concerned whether the SU should continue or not.
“While the vote was boycotted by the authorities in Armenia, Estonia, Georgia (though not the breakaway province of Abkhazia where the result was over 98% in favor, and in South Ossetia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Moldova (though not Transnistra or Gagauzia) turnout was 80% across the rest of the Soviet Union. The referendum’s question was approved by nearly 80% of voters in all nine other republics that took part.” 1991 Soviet Union referendum – Wikipedia.
Given NATO assurances not to threaten the SU, and with discontent in much of the Warsaw Pact countries damaging unity and productivity, Gorbachev absolved the Warsaw Pact on July 1, 1991. Some hardline members of the Communist party-led government were upset and tried to take control. The coup d’état attempt lasted only two days, August 19-21, 1991. An effective campaign of civil resistance led by the new president of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, elected in the first popular vote for the presidency on June 12, 1991, put it down. Yeltsin had been both an ally and critic of Gorbachev. Although the coup collapsed, and Gorbachev returned to government, the event destabilized the Soviet Union and contributed to its demise.
On Christmas day 1991, Gorbachev called his friend President George H.W. Bush.
Gorbachev: Let me say that in about two hours I will speak on Moscow TV and will make a short statement about my decision…I would like to reaffirm to you that I greatly value what we did working together with you, first as vice president and then as president of the United States. I hope that all leaders of the commonwealth and, above all Russia, understand what kind of assets we have accrued among the leaders of our two countries. I hope they understand their responsibility to preserve and expand this important source of capital. The debate in our union on what kind of state to create took a different track from what I thought right. But let me say that I will use my political authority and role to make sure that this new commonwealth will be effective.
Bush: Mikhail, let me say first how grateful I am for this call…We will stay involved, particularly with the Russian republic, whose enormous problems could get worse this winter. I am delighted you won’t plan to hide in the woods and that you will be active politically. I have total confidence that will benefit the new commonwealth.
The next day, the Soviet Union was dissolved. Eleven republics became independent: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—regained their independence. The rest of the Soviet Union became Russia. Albania and Yugoslavia ceased being communist states (1990-1992). In the same period, U.S./NATO split Yugoslavia into five states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
§ 1991-1999 Yeltsin-Clinton Weaken Russian Sovereignty. NATO Reneged on its Promise Not to Move Eastward
Boris Yeltsin immediately launched a counter-revolution modelled after a classic neo-liberal capitalist economy. He started by banning Communist Party activities in Russia. The U.S. jumped for joy. First Bush and then President Bill Clinton sent in top economic and political aides. U.S. corporations swarmed into the once mighty independent nation.
Yeltsin cut most of the aid the SU had given to many countries. Cuba, where I lived at the time, was plunged into “Special Period in Peacetime”. Cuba lost 85% of its exports overnight, and 63% of its food supply, all from Soviet countries. The government opened for some controlled market economy measures. Foreign investments were allowed for non-U.S. capitalists who dared to defy the U.S. blockade against Cuba. The U.S. even fines foreign capitalist companies for doing business with Cuba. They must pay, and stop trade with Cuba, to continue trading with the Yankees.
Thousands of Cubans lost partial eyesight from malnutrition. No one starved, as so many do in some Latin American countries and elsewhere, but we often went to bed hungry. Many social programs had to be cut, but not free education and health care, albeit there were fewer medicines.
In Russia, due to the total economic shift, much of national property and wealth fell into the hands of a small number of people. Many had been communists. The millionaire-billionaire oligarchs now likened themselves to 19th century robber barons.
Clinton-Yeltsin met first in April 1993—the first of 18 meetings they held. Soon thereafter, a constitutional crisis occurred. Most parliamentarians were in uproar against the chaotic economy, which was already plunging tens of millions into poverty.
In October, soldiers and civilians demonstrated and collided on the streets. Pro-Yeltsin demonstrators removed police cordons around the parliament, took over the mayor’s offices and tried to storm the Ostankino television center. Initially, most of the army declared neutrality. Some backed the parliament, but most generals did not want to take chances. On the morning of October 4, under Yeltsin’s orders, generals instructed soldiers to storm the Supreme Soviet building. By noon, troops occupied the White House, and arrested the leaders of the legal resistance. The “second October Revolution”, as some called it, was much more deadly than in October 1917. According to government estimates, 187 people were killed and 437 wounded. Non-governmental sources put the death toll as high as 2,000. Many of the deaths, including legislators, occurred when Yeltsin ordered the parliament bombed.
Western political leaders and their mass media all but applauded the death toll as “necessary for democracy”. Even the small but unquestionably loyal vassal state, Denmark (where the author now lives), heralded Yeltsin’s victory. Its foreign minister, Niels Helvig Petersen, called Yeltsin “our hope. He stands as a guarantee for democratic development.”
George H.W. Bush had secretly rescinded his promise not to move eastward, and let Clinton begin the dirty deed. In 1999, Clinton added Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. George W. Bush added Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, plus Slovakia and Slovenia. (3)
Gorbachev foolishly let Clinton’ aides and U.S. corporations take over much of Russia’s economy. U.S. agribusiness exported food to the once self-sufficient food-producing country. Consequently, 80% of Russian farms went bankrupt by 1998. Some of the economy still in Russia’s hands was owned by the new capitalist oligarchs. Yeltsin let them pay few taxes.
On 25 July 1998, Yeltsin appointed Putin director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the primary intelligence and security organization of the Russian Federation and the successor to the KGB. Putin had been a KGB Lt. Colonel. He resigned in protest of the coup attempt.
On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed acting prime minister. Yeltsin also announced he wanted Putin to succeed him. Later that same day, Putin agreed to run for the presidency. While not formally associated with any party, Putin pledged his support to the newly formed Unity Party, which won the second largest percentage of the popular vote (23.3%) in the December 1999 Duma elections. It supported Putin.
On 31 December 1999, Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned. Putin became Russia’s acting president. On March 26, 2000, he won the popular vote on the first ballot—40 million votes (53%). Communist Party’s Gennady Zyuganov obtained 22 million votes (30%), and social-liberal Yabloko candidate Grigory Yavloinsky received 4.4 million votes (6%).
By the end of Yeltsin’s failed rule, life expectancy had fallen by five years (from 69 to 64). Russians’ poverty rate pummeled from 1.5% at the end of the SU to 43.4%. (President Putin changed that dramatically as he reclaimed the nation’s sovereignty. In 2020, poverty rate stood at 2.9%.) Russia Poverty Rate 1997-2022 | MacroTrends
§ 2000 Project for a New American Century and 9/11.
PNAC was the Republican far-right blueprint for world domination by using “shock & awe”. The 25 signers realized that it would be unpopular and maybe impossible to accomplished without a huge crisis against the United States, perhaps a “Pearl Harbor like event” the authors projected. The Twenty Year Shadow of 9/11: U.S. Complicity in the Terror Spectacle and the Urgent Need to End It – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Just eight months after PNAC-sponsored candidate George W. Bush became president, the 9/11 attacks occurred. Bush had placed many PNAC authors in key posts. One was Richard Perle.
Real journalist John Pilger had interviewed Perle when he was advising President Reagan. Pilger wrote: “When he spoke about ‘total war’, I mistakenly dismissed him as mad. He recently used the term again in describing America’s ‘war on terror’. ‘No stages,’ he said. ‘This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq . . . this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don’t try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war . . . our children will sing great songs about us years from now.’ New Statesman – John Pilger reveals the American plan (archive.org)
How 19 foreigners—15 from Saudi Arabia and four from United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon—could pull off attacks in four places of the most armed and surveilled country in the world is simply unbelievable. Our Mission – 911Truth.Org, and World Trade Center Building 7 Demolished on 9/11? | AE911Truth
After those mysterious explosions, any war the U.S. wanted could be accepted by Western governments and populations. For the last two decades, Bush’s American Exceptionalists’ slogan is extant: “Either you are with us, or with the terrorists.”
§ 2001-2022 U.S. Afghanistan War and President Putin Policies
Western politicians and their MSM refuse to tell us how much President Putin wanted to be partners with the U.S. and NATO, and how hard he tried until February 24, 2022. When the United States empire got what its leaders wanted—that is, the new Pearl Harbor 9/11 so that they could launch “total war against terror”—President Putin called President Bush to say he and his wife had prayed for those killed, and offered assistance for his war against Taliban—bad mistake.
Despite the history of U.S. subversion against Russia, the new president provided Bush II with intelligence concerning the Taliban, and the use of two military bases for his war in Afghanistan.
President Putin said the two countries “are not enemies” and he asked to join NATO. “We could be good allies.” Putin only wanted Bush to stop the CIA from arming, training and funding terrorist opposition groups in Russia’s area of influence.
President Putin met with President George W. Bush several times, and they described themselves as friends. At their first meeting, June 16, 2001, held in Slovenia, Bush said: “I looked him in the eye and got a sense of his soul. I could trust him.” But could Putin trust Bush?
Bush could not, or would not, stop the CIA, which sent a letter to Russia’s intelligence agency stating that, the CIA would continue to do what it wished. Bush/Pentagon/CIA also rejected Russia’s offer to join NATO—the third successive Russian president attempt to end military conflict with the U.S.-ARME. Bush’s government even tore up the important Anti-Ballistic-Missile Treaty signed by Republican right-winger Richard Nixon and the Soviet Union, in 1972.
Russian Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin have complained bitterly about NATO expansion towards their borders. “What happened to the assurances our western partners made after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact? Where are those declarations today?” Putin said at the Munich Conference on Security Policy in 2007.
“No one even remembers them. But I will allow myself to remind this audience what was said. I would like to quote the speech of NATO General Secretary Mr. Woerner in Brussels on 17 May 1990. He said at the time that: ‘the fact that we are ready not to place a NATO army outside of German territory gives the Soviet Union a firm security guarantee.’ Where are these guarantees?” TRANSCRIPT: 2007 Putin Speech and the Following Discussion at the Munich Conference on Security Policy – Johnson’s Russia List
§ 2008-16 Barak Obama immediately extended Bush’s wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, and added five more. Seven wars at once, the greatest number of any U.S. president.
Barak Obama, the “peace candidate, was supported by many progressive and former radical U.S. Americans. Yet he immediately became the rich white man’s best Uncle Tom ever. Obama extended Bush’s wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, and added half of Pakistan, secular Libya where no one lived in poverty or inequality, Yemen, Somalia, and secular Syria. (See: Ron Ridenour: Obama: The Worst President Ever and Obama And His Seven Wars – Shadowproof, and even CNN: Countries bombed by the U.S. under Obama administration | CNN Politics)
Without Russia’s assistance, the legitimate Syrian government would have been illegally overthrown by the U.S., its European allies, Israel, the Gulf States and Turkey. This mish-mash of allies sometimes supported and sometimes fought the most extremist and brutal Islamic State terrorists, al-Qaeda, al-Nursa and other terrorists. The U.S. is still wars against Syria’s secular state, and steals its oil.
President Putin convinced President Bashar al-Assad to hand over whatever nerve gases he had to the world’s number one terrorist state with the greatest amount of chemical-biological weapons, which it uses. In the same period, President Putin convinced Iran not to build atomic weapons. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, U.S., France, Germany, China and Russia initially was the work of President Vladimir Putin. It lifted West’s economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear energy program. Donald Trump stopped that.
Ukraine was Obama’s Eighth War-in-the-Making
Obama had so many wars on his hands that he gave Ukraine to his V-P Joe Biden. The mission was to get rid of President Victor Yanukovych, who tried to be friendly and trade with both the U.S./EU and Russia. The imperialists would not allow that. Yanukovych had to go.
Victoria Nuland, who had been Bush’s ambassador to NATO, was just one of many Bush appointees that Obama brought with him. He made her Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, and turned her over to Biden to be his chief liaison with pro-fascist and other rightest groups—such as Right Sector and Svoboda-Social Nacional, whose hero was Stepan Bandera. They honor him with many marches. Nuland worked with U.S. ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt to prepare the coup.
February 4, 2014, three weeks before the coup, they held a telephone conversation concerning who should sit in the forthcoming coup government. Fortunately, this conversation was tapped into and sent around the world. Listen to who became the next governors under the U.S.-ARME. (927) Nuland-Pyatt leaked phone conversation _COMPLETE with SUBTITLES – YouTube
The Euromaidan demonstrations took place and became violent later in February following the Nuland-Pyatt coup plan decision. Over 100 people were killed; mainly by snipers. Fascists tried to murder the president. He was forced to flee. On February 22, U.S. got the desired “regime change”.
“Chocolate Oligarch” Petro Poroshenko was deemed rightest and U.S. friendly enough to be made president. Still president in 2015, he admitted he became president through a coup.
“Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
“Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency.” Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
One of Nuland’s men, Andriy Biletsky, co-founder of the Social-National Assembly, founded the Azov Battalion, one of several fascist battalions soon to coalesce. Azov killed many policemen during the coup process. Thereafter, they began waging war against ethnic Russians in the Donbas region. Well over 14,000 have been killed. Despite pleas from ethnic Russians them, President Putin did not agree to let them into Russia until this year.
This Sonnenrad is just one of Azov’s symbols, also used by German Nazis.
Even the U.S. military Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty admits Azov’s fascist roots. In Ukraine, Ultranationalist Militia Strikes Fear In Some Quarters (rferl.org)
In the early days of the coup government, Biden sent his son Hunter to Ukraine to make a living. He was granted a job as “advisor” to Burisma, one of Ukraine’s private energy companies. Salary: $83,000 monthly. Hunter Biden: What was he doing in China and Ukraine? – BBC News.
The pro-fascist government approved the U.S. take-over of the Crimean naval base at Sevastopol, which Russia had built (1772-83) during the Russo-Turkish War. Imagine what would happen if Russia moved to take over Guantanamo naval base, or build one at a Mexico-U.S. border.
On February 23, the day coup-makers issued an arrest warrant for President Yanukovych, pro-Russian Crimeans seized government buildings at Crimea’s capitol in Simferopol. On March 11, the parliament declared Crimea’s independence from Ukraine, following a vote of 78 in favor and 22 against secession. March 16 referendum results of 1,274,096 voters (83% of potential): 1,233,002 for integration into Russian Federation (96.8%); 32,000 for remaining in Ukraine (2.5%).
There were no charges of rigged voting. March 17, Crimea parliament recognized the results and applied to become an independent state within the Russian Federation. President Putin accepted the application, and recognized the parliament and Sergey Aksyonov as PM.
One year after the referendum, capitalism’s Forbes magazine wrote: “The U.S. and European Union may want to save Crimeans from themselves. But the Crimeans are happy right where they are. One year after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea, poll after poll shows that the locals there—be they Ukrainians, ethnic Russians or Tatars are mostly all in agreement: life with Russia is better than life with Ukraine.” One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev (forbes.com).
At the same time, The Guardian headlined Welcome to Ukraine, the most corrupt nation in Europe | Ukraine | The Guardian
In 2018, I interviewed President Putin’s ambassador to Denmark. Mikjail Vanin, for my book, The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert. Abassador Vanin referred to the United States as “our partners”. When I pointed out that the U.S. did not want Russia as partners, Vanin chuckled. “Well, our president is still hoping.” This was four years after the U.S.-planned coup in Ukraine.
(1) “The President’s News Conference of April 12, 1961,” John F. Kennedy, The Public Papers of the Presidents, 1961. (Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1962, page 259). And “Text of Secretary Rusk’s News Conference, Including Observations on Cuba,” New York Times, 18 April 1961.
(2) “From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War”, Simon & Schuster, 2007.
(3) Barak Obama added Albania and Croatia. Donald Trump added Montenegro and North Macedonia. Joe Biden is adding Sweden and Finland, which will encircle Russia as much as seas can allow with the exceptions of Georgia and Ukraine, which is why the CIA has been endeavoring to annex those two through terrorist actions and coup attempts. See part two for more of Clinton’s imperial crimes.
By Ron Ridenour who is a retired journalist, anti-war and radical activist; author of a dozen books, including “The Russian Peace Threat: Pentagon on Alert”.
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