America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War: Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling01/07/2014 00:17
Source: Washingtons Blog, Eric Zuesse
Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents of the Ukrainian areas where we are bombing the residents and assassinating their leaders (whom our government calls “terrorists”), suggest that Obama’s Ukrainian coup in February, which installed a regime that is now ethnically cleansing Ukraine’s southeast, is already producing blowback that will be far costlier to the United States than if we had not done it.
If these reports prove to be correct (and the present author has checked and verified their details; so, I think they are), then Obama’s Ukrainian ploy will annihilate his reputation inside the United States, as it already is doing outside this country, where the press aren’t controlled nearly so much by the U.S. aristocracy, but instead by those of other nations — aristocracies whose interests don’t always dovetail with those of America’s aristocracy (who back him on this, especially since he’s aggressively following the Republican policy-position on it; his opponents on this are almost only progressive Democrats).
Important history is being made now, and it is not being reported to the American people while it is occurring. The present article is based upon the latest strategic reports regarding the situation in Ukraine’s conflict-area.
A report, June 24th, by an East European business-consulting firm, Geopolitics.by, which is based in Belarus, says that there is growing dissension between the oligarchs atop the current Ukrainian Government, especially between Ihor Kolomoysky ($6.3 billion in Forbes) vs. Petro Poroshenko ($1.3 billion in Forbes), and that the Kiev regime is heading quickly to exhaustion because of the difficulty of finding enough people other than former convicts to do the killing that must be done in the southeast in order to pacify the resisting regions.
This report says that Kolomoysky finances the ’Azov Battalion.’ They were created on 13 April 2014 in a decree by the secret-police chief, the regime’s SS leader, Arsen Avakov, who, along with Kolomoysky, planned the May 2nd massacre of resistors inside Odessa’s Trade Unions Building, which massacre sparked Ukraine’s civil war. The Azov Battalion troops had formerly been troops of the Social-National Assembly, of the Social-Nationalist Party, which was patterned upon Hitler’s National-Socialist (or Nazi) Party. According to wikipedia’s article on the Social-National Assembly (or S.N.A.), “In the late 2000s, Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko [who was supported by the U.S. CIA] and the Our Ukraine bloc [his Party] bolstered the S.N.A. and other far-right groups by supporting an explicitly nationalist view of Ukrainian history. Following the 2009 death of Maksym Chaika, an S.N.A member who was killed in a fight with antifascists in Odessa, Yushchenko supported the far-right interpretation of Chaika’s death, describing him and others as heroes and victims driven to violence for a just cause.” So, the U.S. was backing Ukrainian Nazis, even before Barack Obama became the U.S. President. Actually, the CIA was advising Ukraine’s Nazis (both of its two Nazi, or racist-fascist, parties) at least as early as 2004, under George W. Bush’s regime. Due to this, for example, one of Ukraine’s two Nazi Parties, the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine, changed its name to “Svoboda” or “Freedom,” in order to make it seem appealing to the rising numbers of American libertarians or supporters of “freedom” or “liberty” (a slogan heavily promoted by America’s aristocracy, who crave liberty for themselves, from and against democratic government, such as regulatory agencies). Svoboda is one of the two Ukrainian Nazi parties in the country’s present four-party ruling coalition, and the other two parties are merely fascist (not racist-fascist, or “nazi”).
Today’s Ukraine has the most-far-right government on Earth. It was appointed by Obama’s agent, Victoria Nuland, who used to be Vice President Dick Cheney’s top foreign-policy adviser. Her husband, Robert Kaplan, was a co-founder, along with Bill Kristol, of the Project for a New American Century, which cheer-led America’s 2003 invasion against Iraq. Kaplan also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is also an editor of The New Republic, a “neo-conservative” publication that’s designed to appeal to Americans who think of themselves as being Democrats, thus conservative “Democrats.” Victoria Nuland was also a protégé of both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She and her husband are highly regarded by America’s aristocracy, which controls the entire Republican Party, and also the top level (the national level — the Presidential-campaigns level) of the Democratic Party.
The Obama-team chose Arseniy Yatsenyuk to lead the post-coup Ukrainian Government, and he continues in power under the President, Petro Poroshenko, who was elected on May 25th to replace the one whom we overthrew on February 22nd, Viktor Yanukovych. Whereas Yanukovych was elected by all of Ukraine (when it was a unified country, not in civil war), Poroshenko was elected only by voters in the country’s northwest, because had Yatsenyuk had begun on May 9th an ethnic-cleansing campaign against the residents in the southeast, to get the people who had voted for Yanukovuch to become either refugees abroad (in Russia), or else dead (if they don’t leave). This cleansing of Yanukovych’s voters will enable the Ukrainian Government in Kiev to continue as being far-right, but now presumably democratically electing its fascist rulers, rather than imposing them via a staged coup, like we did in February of this year.
There also have been other, independent, reports, saying that Kolomoysky and Poroshenko are in conflict against each other. On June 23rd, the great American journalist George Eliason, who happens to live in Ukraine, reported “Ukraine: Notes from the Southeast,” saying that Kolomoysky refuses to take orders from Poroshenko and considers him to be weak for even suggesting a “peace plan” with the people in the southeast: “In reaction to the peace plan, Kolimoisky … stated that he will not be governed by Poroshenko. He would continue military operations until all the Moskal [Russian-speakers] are killed. Take him seriously: this is a guy that rips down holocaust memorials (Crimea- before Maidan) and built luxury housing where the crematorium stood. He organized and paid for the Odessa Trade Union House massacre and the Mariupol massacre. He has challenged the legitimacy of Kiev and declared himself a separatist. Should we tell president Obama? Does Ms. Psaki [Obama's stooge to the press] know anything about this? Is it Putin’s fault [like the stenographic U,S. press says]?” Eliason lays it on the line.
Furthermore, the Obama regime installed Kolomoysky, whereas voters in Ukraine’s northwestern half actually had a say in “choosing” Poroshenko. Kolomoysky is the monster that Obama and his operative Victoria Nuland are directly responsible for. He couldn’t be a bigger embarrassment to them (though America’s aristocratically controlled press doesn’t even note this remarkable fact — Americans are ignorant of it).
Furthermore, a Russian news-site headlined on June 27th, “Kolomoysky Said that He Would Not Obey the Peace Decree Issued by Poroshenko, and reported that, ”Oligarch Igor Kolomoisky openly declared during Poroshenko working trip to the Donbass, that he would not obey the President’s decree of achieving a peaceful settlement, and that his army ‘will, no matter what, finish off’ the resistance fighters in the South East. This information was revealed by a source in the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, on conditions of anonymity, RIA Novosti reported. ‘During Poroshenko’s working visit to Donetsk region Kolomoysky openly told the president that he will never obey and his army will still finish off «these separatists,” said the agency informer. The source added that oligarch Kolomoysky remains the main adversary not just of the ceasefire but [of] any talks with the resistance forces.”
Kolomoysky has a consistent record of violently imposing his will, and he had won control over billions of dollars of wealth in Ukraine by use of his privately hired army.
Geopolitics.by continued its report, by saying that the Kiev regime’s bombers are now flying over the southeast “blindly,” because the “militias destroyed or took control of radars on controlled territory.” If true, this would virtually doom our campaign to force the residents there to either die or else flee, because Obama’s plan requires continued success of that bombing campaign against the people who had voted for the previous Ukrainian President, Yanukovych. There are also videos and pictures of the firebombs being dropped on these people.
According to Reuters, “NATO will consider permanently stationing forces in eastern Europe, something it has refrained from doing in the 15 years since the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined the alliance after the fall of the Berlin wall.” The aim of the Obama Administration seems to be that Russia will be compelled, by public opinion back home in Russia, to send into Ukraine, planes, tanks, and troops, to stop the U.S. stooge-regime in Kiev from bombing Russian-speakers in Ukraine’s southeast, at which point the U.S. can then claim that “Russia’s aggression” is proven, and the U.S. can then go to war against Russia’s invading forces. Russia seems not willing to comply and to provide Washington the pretext it seeks for an outright U.S. invasion of Ukraine to protect the Ukrainian people from “Russian aggression” there. The Reuters report further says that, “the United States and NATO allies want to show Moscow that former Soviet republics on the Baltic are under the alliance’s security umbrella.” When the Soviet Union tried to show Washington that America’s nearby neighbor, Cuba, was under the Soviet Union’s security umbrella, John F. Kennedy said no, he wouldn’t allow it; and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will do the same this time around. The only difference between then and now is that, then, Khruschev could claim the capitalist-communist ideological divide as being ultimately behind his effort to threaten the United States with missiles; but, now, Obama doesn’t have any such ideological excuse. If anything, it is Putin who comes across as the seeker-of-peace here.
The mass-murder of residents in Ukraine’s southeast by Obama and his stooges will probably fail to produce the effect that he had been hoping for.
The great progressive, but former conservative, Paul Craig Roberts, recently wrote about the fissures that are now beginning to emerge at the very top of the Kiev regime’s outright Ukrainian-nazi power-structure, between Arsen Avakov and Dmitry Yarosh; and Roberts then succinctly describes what seems to be a natural reconstruction of what is going through Vladimir Putin’s mind now. It makes remarkable sense:
“This is what Putin thinks: The Americans promised Gorbachev that they would not take NATO into Eastern Europe, but the Americans did. The Americans withdrew from the ABM Treaty, which prohibited escalating the arms race with anti-ballistic missile systems [systems designed to give the U.S. first-strike nuclear ability to wipe out Russia without Russia being able to attack the U.S. in response]. The Americans arranged with Poland to deploy anti-ballistic missile bases on Poland’s border with Russia. The Americans tell us the fantastic lie that the purpose of American missile bases in Poland is to protect Europe from non-existent Iranian ICBMs. The Americans change their war doctrine to elevate nuclear weapons from a retaliatory deterrent to a pre-emptive first strike force. The Americans pretend that this change in war doctrine is directed at terrorists, but we know it is directed at Russia. The Americans have financed ‘color revolutions’ in Georgia and Ukraine and hope to do so in the Russian Federation itself. The Americans support the terrorists in Chechnya. The Americans trained and equipped the Georgian military and gave it the green light to attack our peacekeepers in South Ossetia. The Americans have financed the overthrow of the elected government in Ukraine and blame me for the anxiety this caused among Crimeans who on their own volition fled Ukraine and returned to Russia from whence they came. Even Gorbachev said that Khrushchev should never have put Crimea into Ukraine. Solzhenitsyn said that Lenin should not have put Russian provinces into eastern and southern Ukraine. Now I have these Russian provinces agitating to return to Russia, and the Americans are blaming me for the consequences of their own reckless and irresponsible actions.”
Perhaps, to Putin, Obama looks to be stupid; but Putin’s public words regarding the America President are so conciliatory as to make excruciatingly painful Obama’s continued demonizing of him. Putin is letting Obama punch himself right over the ropes and outside the ring, into the aghast audience.
Maybe we are watching Barack Obama flush himself down history’s toilet, because Republicans need to despise him for being a “Democrat,” and Democrats have to be idiots to continue thinking he’s actually one of them. He’s instead the greatest gift that the Republican Party (which gave us the scandalously vile George W. Bush) can have, in order to make this nation feel now actually nostalgic about Bush’s Presidency. Obama is the lowest-regarded of all living Presidents or former Presidents, considerably below GWB. Watching his Presidency collapse is sort of like watching America’s dreams about itself go up in smoke. It is amazing.
Something’s gone really bad in America. Two Presidents in a row like this, and: What’s next? As long as America’s media keep lying to us like they’ve been doing, it can only be a continuation of very bad surprises. And the aristocracy, who own those media, will blame the American public for it. How neat