For the last couple of weeks there have been no major events, hence the scrappy news, but that does not mean things have not been going on. In fact, without any significant moves to report, the USA has been pushing closer and closer to create a trumped up excuse to start shooting and bombing in Ukraine.
In the past couple of days US Troops have landed in Poland and Latvia while Russian forces continue to mass on the eastern border of Ukraine.
And now we hear this:
US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a stern and final warning to Russia to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine or face more sanctions.
The window to change course is closing. The world will make sure the costs for Russia will only grow if Russia refuses to change course, Kerry said late Thursday.
Kerrys warning came after Ukraine used lethal force against pro-Russia activists in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, reportedly leading to five deaths.
What is happening in eastern Ukraine is a military operation that is well-planned and organized. If Russia continues in this direction, it will not only be a grave mistake it will be an expensive mistake, Kerry said.
The top US diplomat accused the Kremlin of a full-throated effort to actively sabotage the democratic effort.
Russia has put its faith in distraction, deception, and destabilization, he said, adding, For seven days Russia has refused to take a single concrete step in the right direction.
Lots of hot air from Kerry but as usual what I love about the American stance is the way they accuse everyone else of doing what they always do. It’s interesting to note how Kerry is inverting the truth by projecting American actions on Russia. We know (from hacked phone calls that The White House and The Pentagon had a hand in choosing members of the puppet government in Kiev, we know from that Fuck EU phone call that the US government was disappointed at Europe’s lack of enthusiasm for military intervention, and we know from many sources that America and the EU sponsored the rebels whose action brought down the legitimate government in Ukraine. In fact the coup has been described as “Straight from the CIA playbook. America does this all the time on the Russians and any other nation that stand up to the global bully:
Kerry again: Russia has put its faith in distraction, deception, and destabilization, he said. The real villains have used and are using the exact same distraction, deception, and destabilization and manipulation of news techniques as they did in Iraq, Libya, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Palestine. Yet they are arrogant enough to accuse others of their crimes. There is only one terrorist state and has only ever been one, the nation that talks about American Exeptionalism as if such delusional status puts it above international and human rights law and any civilized values.
We should not make the mistake however, should thousands of innocents suddenly start dying, of demonizing all Americans. The vast majority are decent people who are as horrified by the prospect of war as Europeans. It is the scum in Washington and Wall Street who are the real terrorists, people devoid of compassion and ethics and motivated by pure self interest .
The Russians Are Coming
After several years of trying to provoke Russia into acts of military aggression the Obama administration finally shuffled off the global political stage, in Washington however, the neo-cons are still insane enough to think a shooting war with Russia, China and their alllies is winnable. Some nations however are smart enough to understand that in a modern, technology dependent world, there are better ways of fighting a war …
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