Yankee Go Home
US Army Lt. Col Steven Gventer, today announced that the United States will be leading a battalion of NATO troops on a deployment into northeastern Poland, beginning in early April, as the latest in a string of NATO deployments “in response” to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Jason Ditz, a word, please: I guess you did not get the memo that an attempt to promulgate « the big lie » to support a US governmental agenda, went out with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass.
By making this claim, you are presenting a very strong case of SMD (selective memory disorder), so let us get to the facts of the situation with Crimea.
In 2014, the duly elected President of Ukraine, Yanukovych, got thrown under the proverbial bus in a US/IMF/Soros-orchestrated coup.
And in an election more crooked than a dog’s hind leg,the western-centric Petro Poroshenko was « elected » as president of Ukraine.
Mr. Ditz, do you NOT remember that President Obama admitted that the US played a part in the destabilization of Ukraine?!?
And do you NOT remember how much Victoria Nuland, Undersecretary of State, admitting how much money the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine?!?
And do you, sir, NOT remember, post-putsch, that the Crimean people, understanding that there was no legitimate government in Kiev, held a referendum to determine whether to stay with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member state?
Do you NOT remember that Crimea petitioned Russia to become a part of the Russian Federation, after this referendum?!?
There is a principal enshrined in the UN Charter, Mr. Ditz, and that is the principal of peaceful self-determination, which is precisely what the Crimean people did, post-putsch; but because that self-determination angered the now western-centric Ukraine, and the US, Russia got accused, and summarily punished by sanctions, for something it absolutely did not do.
And it almost makes me laugh at the blatantly hypocritical attitude of the US government that, just like in George Orwell’s « Animal Farm », « some acts of peaceful self-determination are more equal than others. »
And in the US government’s view, punishing a country, in this case, Russia, for something it absolutely did NOT do, is perfectly acceptable, if it suits the US government’s geopolitical agenda.
But this placement of US and European troops on Russia’s borders is very worrying indeed, and may well be a prelude to war against it.
Unfortunately, because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the American government could do, is utterly no guarantee that they will not do it.
A war between the US/NATO/Europe and Russia, over a lie (anyone out there remember « Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction », which never existed, but served as the excuse to start a war against Iraq?!?)may well be a thorough military catastrophe for the US government, as our military is without cost-effective and militarily effective weaponry; without the necessary troop strength; without the money; and without the manufacturing (it’s been offshored) to insure a positive result to a conventional war against Russia.
Which means this war is likely to go nuclear.