The Basic Reality, and Simple Truth, of Ukraine’s Civil War

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 can serve as a wake-up call to negotiate an immediate truce in Ukraine. Or it can lead to the most serious escalation in tensions between Moscow and Washington since 1983.(Photo: EricFoo / Flickr)

Eric Zuesse 
RINF Alternative News

Obama appoints the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who do this sort of thing rather randomly to the people, the residents, who live in southeastern Ukraine (and Obama’s team call them “terrorists” because it wants to get rid of them because those people elected the Ukrainian President whom Obama overthrew, and Obama doesn’t want to have to do that again):

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And they, in turn, do this, whenever they can, to the people at the very bottom of that chain-of-command (usually conscripts):

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[product id=”131271″ sku=”1880026090“]And the aristocrats (who in Ukraine are called “oligarchs,” and in the U.S. are called “Wall Street” and “the elite” and various other non-descriptive names but are simply America’s aristocracy, our controlling families) go about their business of controlling “our” government and media, and of getting bailed out by us whenever their investments go so badly bust that they can’t pay their debts to each other (like happened in 2008).

How does it feel to be someone else’s meat? Just ask the people today in southeastern Ukraine, those “terrorists.”

However, in America’s “news media,” the source of this problem is said to be Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the leader of the country against which Barack Obama is determined to place nuclear missiles a mere ten-minute flight-path to Moscow (sort of like Khruschev had wanted to do to the United States in Cuba in 1962, but more extreme even than that). Obama headlines “Russia Is Once Again Isolating Itself from the International Community,” and he says, “These Russian-backed separatists … have continued to shoot down Ukrainian aircraft [which are bombing the hell out of them] in the region.  And because of their actions, scores of Ukrainian civilians continue to die needlessly every day [i.e.: they’re dying because of their attempts to defend themselves against the Obama team’s bombs]. Meanwhile, Russia continues to support the separatists.” Obama doesn’t want Russia to do anything at all to help the ethnic Russians whom Obama is murdering en-masse in southeastern Ukraine. And, so, “our” “news” media think that we are stupid enough to go for that, and so they call the Obama team’s victims “terrorists,” whom the Obama team is killing. That burnt baby and its family are “terrorists,” we are supposed to believe.

And this is the basic reality, and the simple truth, of Ukraine’s civil war.

But, of course, it also has resonance in places such as Gaza, and Honduras, and elsewhere. So, the problem goes quite deep.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.