In the ongoing Ukraine/Russia dispute, who is the aggressor and what is the essence of the dispute?
U.S. media and government spokespeople all tell us that Russian leader Vlad Putin is the aggressor. It is Putin, we're told, who is working out an evil plan to reanimate the former Soviet Union.....aggressively "taking" Crimea while preparing to "expand" Russia's power in the region by instigating unrest in Ukraine.
To U.S. consumers of what is still called 'the news', Putin wears the black hat. He has been painted as an unhinged, desperate, possibly mentally disturbed, former Soviet bad guy who yearns to get his hands bloody again by wreaking havoc in Russia's closest neighboring country. It's all just one big Putin power grab, if one is to believe the U.S. media's narrative.....a narrative so deviously constructed by foreign policy officials and the White House that it rivals the giant fraud perpetrated by U.S. officials before we invaded the nation of Iraq.
What if Putin is not the aggressor? What if Putin is not instigating unrest and division in Ukraine? What if it is the United States who is the instigator, the catalyst in the Ukrainian dispute?
Today I invite readers to go here and read a different narrative. A narrative which, although compelling and more accurate on the facts, will never be heard coming out of the mouthpieces of U.S. media or government.
“Washington wants to weaken Moscow economically by slashing its gas revenues and, thus, eroding its ability to defend itself or its interests. The US does not want an economically-integrated Europe and Asia. The de facto EU-Russian alliance is a direct threat to US global hegemony (influence or control over another country, a group of people, etc.)”
What's happening in and around Ukraine, and what's been happening in that region of Europe for decades, is all part of a much larger American plan to dominate the entire globe both militarily and economically. With the former Soviet superpower competitor long dissolved, it has been our country's foreign policy ever since to concentrate our power and reach over all continents and nations. The U.S. is the aggressor nation....and our history of meddling and warmongering is the evidence.
Right now in Ukraine, the U.S. is working to lure Putin into a hot military action through provocation. The U.S. hasn't spent $5 billion overthrowing the democratically elected government in Ukraine to fail to achieve it's goals now. If Putin takes the bait and Russia's military takes action inside Ukraine, U.S. leaders will be able to convince European nation leaders that the harshest sanctions possible.....on Russia's banking and oil and gas interests....will be essential to punish the Putin "aggression."
I know it might seem hard to accept that our nation's leadership would risk such a plan.....but I'm afraid that's exactly what's going on.
Washington sees Russia as a growing threat to its plans for regional dominance. The problem is, Moscow has only gotten stronger as it has expanded its network of oil and gas pipelines across Central Asia into Europe. That’s why Washington has decided to use Ukraine is a staging ground for an attack on Russia, because a strong Russia that’s economically integrated with Europe is a threat to US hegemony. Washington wants a weak Russia that won’t challenge US presence in Central Asia or its plan to control vital energy resources.
No, it's not always about fossil fuels.....just most of the time.
People and businesses in Europe depend on Russian gas to heat their homes and run their machinery. The trading relationship between the EU and Russia is mutually-beneficial strengthening both buyer and seller alike. The US gains nothing from the EU-Russia partnership, which is why Washington wants to block Moscow’s access to critical markets.
When you hear the neo-cons in media and government whining so loudly about how Obama needs to, by god, lead....and do more to stop Putin....and how European allies who depend on Russian fossil fuels are all fighting stricter Russian sanctions because they are weaklings...or something.....know that this too is all part of a larger narrative advancing U.S. hegemonic interests.
Who is the aggressor in Ukraine? Who has caused the tension there? What is the real objective of the U.S. in that region?
....the US is making every effort to lure Putin into a confrontation so the media can denounce him as a vicious aggressor and a threat to European security. Demonizing Putin will provide the necessary justification for stopping the flow of gas from Russia to the EU, which will further weaken the Russian economy while providing new opportunities for NATO to establish forward-operating bases on Russia’s Western perimeter.
No, you won't hear anything similar from U.S. corporate media or elected officials, just as we did not hear enough about contrarian opinions about WMD in Iraq in 2002. But there's a reason for that. In the age of unrestricted U.S. hegemony and world domination......U.S. citizens, U.S. voters are on a strict need-to-know basis.
As with Iraq, U.S. citizens must be kept away from the truth until our dirty deeds are done.
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