Robert Parry has a new article over at Consortium News dealing with the "Big Lie" being told to U.S. citizens concerning the Ukrainian situation. The piece seeks to rebut a screed of propaganda from the Washington Post on the topic.
The latest U.S. media propaganda is claiming that Russia has now "invaded" Ukraine. But just as U.S. media propagandists claimed that Russian or pro-Russian Ukrainian "rebels" shot down the Malaysian airliner.....no proof is being offered. Like supply side economics, Russian aggression in the Ukraine must be accepted by faith alone.
Concerned about the latest rush to judgment about the “invasion,” the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former U.S. intelligence officials and analysts, took the unusual step of sending a memo to German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning her of a possible replay of the false claims that led to the Iraq War.
“You need to know,” the group wrote, “that accusations of a major Russian ‘invasion’ of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rather, the ‘intelligence’ seems to be of the same dubious, politically ‘fixed’ kind used 12 years ago to ‘justify’ the U.S.-led attack on Iraq.”
Now think about that for a moment. Veteran Intelligence Professionals from the U.S. felt motivated to warn the German Chancellor about yet another attempt by the U.S. military-media complex to "fix" intelligence to fit a pre-ordained policy. Russian "aggression" is the new Iraqi "WMD." Neither exists.....but both were/are being used to advance the Empire's policy of "regime change." Regime change in Iraq. Regime change in the Ukraine. Regime change....yes....in Russia.
Consider what NATO officials are saying leading up to tomorrow's Summit......
On Monday, NATO announced plans for a new rapid-deployment force and the advance stockpiling of ammunition and fuel to better protect Poland and other alliance members in Eastern Europe that feel threatened by Russia.
The following day, in the latest twist of the screw, a senior Russian military official announced Moscow would be revising its own strategy to account for "changing military dangers and military threats."
Unlike Iraq....Russia HAS nukes....and plenty of them. Yet, for whatever unfathomable reason, U.S. Empire Expanders are deliberately trying to provoke the leader of a nuclear nation. To put it mildly....that is nuts.
Also consider this.....the U.S. is a great believer in and advocate for freedom and democracy. At least that is the claim. It is a fact that former Ukrainian President Yanuyvich was democratically elected in what we would call a 'free and fair' election. Yet on January 30th of this year, just one month before the violent overthrow of Ukraine's duly elected president.....here is what behind-the-scenes American regime changers were telling each other....
”In Kyiv, Assistant Secretary Nuland will meet with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society and business leaders to encourage agreement on a new government and plan of action.” In other words, almost a month before President Yanukovych was ousted, the US was planning to rid the world of another independently elected President.
The United States only recognizes free and fair elections in other countries if the "right" candidates win....in the same way Republicans in the States only recognize free and fair presidential elections here when a Republican is elected, or chosen by the Supreme Court.
Finally, American warmongering propagandists continue to claim that Vlad Putin is looking to expand his power over former Soviet countries. Putin's Russia, it is said, is on the march.....looking to expand it's borders and it's power.
The truth is...it is the U.S. and the European Union who are looking to expand their power and economic reach.
A thought experiment. Let's say that Mexico has a free and fair election and chooses a president. But the president chosen by Mexican voters is not the preferred choice of Russian leaders. In this hypothetical, Vlad Putin plots to spend $5 billion over time to change the Mexican "regime", eventually provoking a violent coup to replace Mexico's democratically elected president with one more favorable to Russian interests.
Once the "preferred" Mexican president was installed, he/she immediately sends Mexican stormtroopers out to violently tamp down on any pockets of Mexican dissent.....ruthlessly killing 2600 Mexican "rebels" in the process. All of this....in my hypothetical....in the southern border country of the United States.
In this scenario, would it be fair to claim that the United States was the "aggressor?" Would it be accurate, according to the facts, to claim that unrest in Mexico was because of America's desire to expand it's empire? What effing sense would that make?
The same question applies to the non-hypothetical interference and meddling of the EU and the U.S. in Ukraine, Russia's border country. America is the aggressor nation in Ukraine, not Russia....and no matter how high the steaming piles of propaganda are stacked back here in the free and exceptional nation of the United States, nothing will change that fact.
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