Washington’s Ukraine Agenda Risks WW III

Stephen Lendman

Washington planned and implemented Kiev’s coup. Obama admitted US “broker(ing) a deal to transition power in Ukraine.”

Code language for ousting democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych. Replacing him with neo-Nazi mob rule.

In December 2013, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland told Washington-based National Press Club members:

“Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991, the United States..invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in needs and other goals.”

Code language for regime change. She was Obama’s point person involved in stoking last year’s Maidan violence.

Caught red-handed urging regime change on tape. Her conversation with US Ukraine ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt was recorded.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commented on Obama’s rhetoric. Saying it provided clear proof of US direct involvement in last February’s coup.

It “demonstrates Washington’s intention to continue every kind of support to the Kiev government, which apparently intends to end the conflict through violence,” said Lavrov.

On the one hand, US officials urge peaceful conflict resolution. On the other, they support Kiev’s dirty war.

Russian Academy of Science politician/economist Sergey Glazyev beliieves Washington intends “wag(ing) the battle for leadership until the last Ukrainian.’ ”

It “chose Ukraine as a tool (for) attacking Europe and Russia.”

“Launching a world war is necessary for the Americans in order to preserve their hegemony in the world through strengthening control over Europe by imposing the Trans-Atlantic free trade agreement; establishing control over Russia and Middle East, thus expanding their competitive advantage in the battle for leadership with the Asian countries,” said Glazyev.

America’s scheme “is doomed for defeat,” he believes. Multi-world polarity won’t let US plans succeed.

Great dangers remain. Washington is “starting a war in Europe against” Russia.

It’s “the main victim” of America’s strategy. There’s “no reason to (expect resolution) in the next few years.”

Every reason to expect greater conflict. America challenging Russia politically, economically and militarily risks WW III.

Oleg Tsarov is a former Ukraine parliamentary Party of Regions people’s deputy/current Novorossiya leader.

He calls Washington’s Kiev embassy a hotbed of intrigue and subversion.

Believes US “puppet-masters” together with national security/defense council chief Oleksandr Turchinov, prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and oligarch Igor Kolomoysky want president Petro Poroshenko ousted.

He has business interests in Russia he wants protected. He may negotiate peace in Donbas to do it, Tsarov believes.

Successful conflict resolution will enhance his stature. He’d “become the second most important political figure in Ukraine.”

US ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt runs things for his bosses in Washington.

They want war. So do Kiev hardliners. Tsarov believes Poroshenko wants coalition government without Yatsenyuk, who, in turn, wants Poroshenko ousted.

Kolomoysky needs refinancing for his troubled businesses. Not forthcoming from Kiev.

Donbas military defeats turned Washington against Poroshenko. Kiev hardliners want him ousted.

“The stakes are very high,” said Tsarov. Much more than wealth and power. US-directed Kiev long knives may kill him.

Yatsenyuk met with other hardliners. “(T)asked them with organizing an information (war on) Poroshenko,” Tsarov explained.

Step one toward removing him. “He must be made (to) appear” responsible for Ukrainian crisis conditions.

“There is no reason for optimism.” Washington has lots of options. “(A) whole slew of” pro-US political stooges were enlisted.

“There are no non-pro-US politicians capable of coming to power,” said Tsarov.

“The bench is well protected and will implement the will of the US.”

At the same time, Kiev’s Donbas military campaign proved disastrous. Rebels keep routing its forces.

Multiple mobilizations aren’t going as planned. Increasing thousands refuse conscription.

Many thousands more are deserting. Wanting no part of Kiev’s dirty war. Kiev military forces are in disarray.

“The road from Donetsk to Kiev is full of vehicles, nationalists…fleeing (on) foot. Something similar is taking place in Mariupol,” said Tsarov.

Junta forces are surrounded in Debaltsevo. They got a choice to surrender or die.

Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko announced full mobilization.

He expects a 100,000-strong volunteer force to be enlisted. Achieving it will give rebels a greater advantage over Ukraine’s military than already.

A well-armed, committed self-defense force against an underachieving, ineffective, increasingly unwilling to fight Kiev military.

Looking more like a spent force than an army ready for battle. Whether greater US involvement can change things remains to be seen.

For sure Washington intends to try. By supplying greater numbers of heavy weapons than already. Enlisting more paramilitaries like Blackwater USA (now Academi).

Perhaps involving significant numbers of US forces on the ground. Similar to Pentagon Iraq operations.

Thousands of special forces were deployed. A so-called “advise and assist mission.” A euphemism for positioning combat-ready personnel.

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants greater numbers sent. Classic mission creep. Expect direct involvement in combat.

Will similar tactics be used in Ukraine? Will Washington take full charge of combat operations?

Will thousands of US forces invade? Kiev won’t defeat rebels alone. Its military hasn’t the will or resources. Even with greater numbers of US and EU heavy weapons.

At the same time, its hardliners want war, not peace, Tsarov stresses. Confrontation, not good relations with Russia.

Washington increasingly runs things. Some parliamentary deputies left Kiev with family members. Afraid of potential fallout if Poroshenko is ousted.

Tsarov sees crisis conditions continuing “for a very long time.” Russia hasn’t intervened in Ukrainian politics since Soviet Russia’s dissolution.

Washington took full advantage. Culminating in February 2014. Eliminating Ukrainian democracy. Replacing it with neo-Nazi fascist rule.

America spends trillions of dollars advancing its imperium. Replacing independent governments with pro-Western stooge ones.

Fascists eliminating opposition elements forcefully. Abolishing fundamental freedoms. Profiting from economic plunder. Impoverishing whole populations.

Ukraine follows a familiar script. Including war on its own people. Poroshenko is more front man than leader.

Tsarov believes his ouster is planned on or around Maidan’s February anniversary. A Kiev national assembly is scheduled for February 15.

“(I)t’s entirely possible that about 8pm it will transform into an armed assault on (Poroshenk’s) administration,” replicating the beginning of Yanukovych’s ouster.

Poroshenko knows “the risks,” said Tsarov. He created an anti-coup “working group…(H)ighly placed ‘power ministry’ officials…”

Whatever he does may fail. If Washington wants him replaced, he’s toast. With mid-February approaching, it remains to be seen if Tsarov’s analysis is accurate.

His translator called his “understanding of the internal Ukrainian politics…second to none.” At the same time, If hardliners oust Poroshenko forcefully, it’ll be harder for Washington to claim their legitimacy.

Don’t bet against US dark forces not trying. Or MSM not justifying the unjustifiable. Like so many previous times.

The battle for Ukraine’s soul continues. World peace hangs in the balance.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”


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