Saturday, June 9, 2018

EU chief Juncker in 2015 said the West must treat Russia as an equal. He said: 'When Barack Obama said Russia was a regional power...You can't talk about Russia like that'-AFP, 10/8/2015....(US oligarchs think Ukraine is their "prize." After 22 years and $5 billion US tax dollars they finally won the "prize," Ukraine's 44 million people)

US oligarchs believe Russia belongs to them: "In the years following the end of the Soviet Union, the idea that Russia was "ours to lose" gained wide currency in American foreign policy circles. The Clinton administration sought to dismantle the remaining state apparatus of Soviet-era Russia and replace it with a new liberal civil society that took its cues from Washington."...May 2018, "The Cold War Culture War," James Carden, American Affairs Journal...In a 9/26/2013 Washington Post column US neocon Gershman called Ukraine "the prize." In 2014, after 22 years and $5 billion US tax dollars US won the "prize" by engineering a "regime change" in Ukraine. "Regime change" is a politically correct term for "coup." 

10/8/2015, "The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker," AFP, Berlin 

"The West must "treat Russia properly" and address it as an equal, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, criticising US President Barack Obama for labelling Moscow a mere regional power. 

"I know from my conversations with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin that he (does not accept) phrases like when Barack Obama said Russia was a regional power. What does that mean? You can't talk about Russia like that," Juncker told a conference in the southern German town of Passau. 

"We must, I say frankly, treat Russia properly," he said, "Russia should be treated as an equal." 

Russia began a bombing campaign in Syria last week, radically changing the course of the four-and-a-half-year conflict and providing a massive boost to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Moscow's relations with the West were already at a post-Cold War low after last year's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and its subsequent support of rebels in eastern Ukraine. 

Juncker, while urging a new stance to Moscow, stressed that Russia must also "make huge advances", adding that its role in Crimea and east Ukraine was unacceptable. 

Europe and the US have imposed sanctions on Russia as a result of its annexation of Crimea early last year. 

Western nations have also been highly critical of Russia's military intervention in Syria, accusing Moscow of seeking to prop up the regime of President Bashar al-Assad more than tackling the Islamic State jihadists operating there."


Added: In a 9/26/2013 Washington Post column US neocon Gershman calls Ukraine "the prize." It took US oligarchs 22 years and $5 billion US tax dollars before they were able to take possession of their prize. They did that in Feb. 2014 by engineering the violent overthrow of Ukraine's elected government. Following is source of $5 billion figure and description of US strategy leading up to Ukraine "regime change" (the politically correct term for "coup") in Feb. 2014:

$5 billion US taxpayer dollars were spent interfering in Ukraine from 1991-2013, per a December 2013 speech by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland to the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation....Nuland said, "Since Ukraine's independence in 1991, the United States has supported Ukrainians as they build democratic skills and institutions....We have invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine [at about 7:30 in You Tube video] in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine." Ms Nuland ends her speech as follows: "As we take Ukraine into the future that it deserves." Who is "we"? Who in their right mind stands half a world away and presumes to "take" a country, in this case Ukraine and its population of 44 million people, in a particular direction? 

6/3/18, "How and Why the US Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine," Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture

"Incontrovertible proofs will be presented here not only that it was a coup, but that this coup was organized by the US Government — that the US Government initiated the ‘new Cold War’; Russia’s Government reacted to America’s aggression, which aims to place nuclear missiles in Ukraine, less than ten minutes flight-time from Moscow. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, America had reason to fear Soviet nuclear missiles 103 miles from America’s border. But, after America’s Ukrainian coup in 2014, Russia has reason to fear NATO nuclear missiles not just near, but on, Russia’s border. That would be catastrophic. 

If America’s successful February 2014 overthrow and replacement of Ukraine’s democratically elected neutralist Government doesn’t soon produce a world-ending nuclear war (World War III), then there will be historical accounts of that overthrow, and the accounts are already increasingly trending and consolidating toward a historical consensus that it was a coup — that it was imposed by “somebody from the new coalition” — i.e., that the termination of the then-existing democratic (though like all its predecessors, corrupt) Ukrainian Government, wasn’t authentically a ‘revolution’ such as the US Government has contended, and certainly wasn’t at all democratic, but was instead a coup (and a very bloody one, at that), and totally illegal (though backed by The West).

The purpose of the present article will be to focus attention on precisely whom the chief people are who were responsible for perpetrating this globally mega-dangerous (‘Cold-War’-igniting) coup — and thus for creating the world’s subsequent course increasingly toward global nuclear annihilation.

If there will be future history, then these are the individuals who will be in the docks for that history’s harshest and most damning judgments, even if there will be no legal proceedings brought against them. Who, then, are these people? 

Clearly, Victoria Nuland, US President Barack Obama’s central agent overseeing the coup, at least during the month of February 2014 when it climaxed, was crucial not only in overthrowing the existing Ukrainian Government, but in selecting and installing its rabidly anti-Russian replacement.

The 27 January 2014 phone-conversation between her and America’s Ambassador in Ukraine, Jeffrey Pyatt was a particularly seminal event, and it was uploaded to you tube on 4 February 2014.

I have discussed elsewhere that call and its significance. Nuland there and then abandoned the EU’s hope for a still democratic but less corrupt future government for Ukraine, and Nuland famously said, on that call “Fuck the EU,” and she instructed Pyatt to choose instead the rabidly anti-Russian, and far-right, Arseniy Yatsenyuk. This key event occurred 24 days before Ukraine’s President Victor Yanukovych was overthrown on February 20th, and 30 days before the new person to head Ukraine’s Government, Yatsenyuk, became officially appointed to rule the now clearly fascist country. He won that official designation on February 26th. However, this was only a formality: Obama’s agent had already chosen him, on January 27th. 

The second landmark item of evidence that it had been a coup and nothing at all democratic or a ‘revolution’, was the 26 February 2014 phone-conversation between the EU’s Foreign Minister Catherine Ashton and her agent in Ukraine investigating whether the overthrow had been a revolution or instead a coup; he was Estonia’s Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet, and he told her that he found that it had been a coup, and that “somebody from the new coalition” had engineered it — but he didn’t know whom that “somebody” was. Both Ashton and Paet were shocked at this finding, but they proceeded immediately to ignore that matter, and to discuss only the prospects for Europe’s investors in Ukraine, to be able to get their money back — their obsession was Ukraine's corruption. Ashton told Paet that she had herself told the Maidan demonstrators, “you need to find ways in which you can establish a process that will have anti-corruption at its heart.” So, though the EU was unhappy that this had been a coup, they were far more concerned to protect their investors. In any case, the EU clearly wasn’t behind Ukraine's coup. Equally clearly, they didn’t much care whether it was a coup or instead what the US Government said, a ‘revolution'. 

The network behind this coup had actually started planning for the coup back in 2011. That’s when Eric Schmidt of Google, and Jared Cohen, also now of Google but still continuing though unofficially as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief person tasked to plan ‘popular movements’ to overthrow both Yanukovych in Ukraine, and Assad in Syria. 

Then, on 1 March 2013, the implementation of this plan started: the first “tech camp” to train far-right Ukrainians how to organize online the mass-demonstrations against Yanukovych, was held inside the US Embassy in Kiev on that date, which was over nine months before the Maidan demonstrations to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected President started, on 20 November 2013."...  

Added: Even in 2016 a violent coup of Russia is urged by a US insider: Longtime US warmonger Carl Gershman in a 10/6/2016 Washington Post column "called on Americans to "summon the will" to remove Russian President Putin from office."


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