I am learning so much from all this work going on now about Ukraine.
Statements, or even meanderings, have been slow to come from the
leadership of many peace groups in the US and then they've been very
cautious. Caution even from folks who know what is really going on.
The old ‘anti-reds’ hysteria from the past still lives here in the US of
A. But the up swell of interest and concern from every day grassroots
activists is strong and they are seeing the bigger picture.
The big picture is what drives me.... I’m a visual learner. Once I get
a feel for what is going on I can then find the rest of the pieces filling in
the puzzle on the wall. So here are a few more sharings of some good
honest thinking by some stalwarts in the peace movement.
I suspect this entire Ukraine Crisis had been war-gamed and war planned
quite some time ago at the highest levels of US/NATO. Notice DOD slipped 2 US
warships into the Black Sea just before the Olympics under a patently absurd
pretext. In other words, what we are seeing unfold here is a US/NATO War Plan.
They instigated the fascist coup against Yanukovich. They anticipated that
Putin would then respond by taking over Crimea. I suspect the US/NATO/EU
response will be to introduce military forces into Western Ukraine and Kiev and
thus make Ukraine a de facto member of NATO, which has been their objective all
along. They have already anticipated what Putin’s next move after that will be.
Notice also the massive anti-Russian campaign by the Western News Media working
in lock-step with each other. Another sign that all this has been planned well
in advance. I suspect that US/NATO/EU figure that Putin knows
they have this offensive, first-strike strategic nuclear capability with a
rudimentary ABM/BMD capability so that at the end of the day he will be forced
to stand down—or else. Compellence as opposed to Deterrence. Just like
during the Cuban Missile Crisis. That is where this US/NATO/EU War Plan is
heading on the assumptions that they can keep their deliberate Escalation
Dominance under their control and that at the end day Putin will be forced to
stand down just like Khrushchev did and for the same reasons. That would
leave US/NATO/EU in control of at least half of Ukraine as a de facto
NATO member state.
- Francis A. Boyle, Champaign, IL, Lawyer, professor of International
Law, and long-time peacenik
Last summer when I went to a conference in the Philippines on the US "pivot" to
Asia-Pacific I met Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of the International
Movement for a Just World in Malaysia. This white haired elder man, in a
wheel chair, glowed with a beauty of love and joy. When he spoke about
globalization's control of governments I was listening hard. He wrote
this (and more) here:
If Ukraine is on the brink of a catastrophe, it is mainly because the
present regime in Kiev and its supporters, backed by certain Western powers had
violated a fundamental principle of democratic governance. They had ousted a
democratically elected president through illegal means. President Viktor
Yanukovich who had come to power through a free and fair election in 2010
should have been removed through the ballot-box.
His opponents not only betrayed a democratic principle. They subverted a
‘Peace Deal’ signed between them and Yanukovich on 21 February 2014 in which
the latter had agreed to form a national unity government within 10 days that
would include opposition representatives; reinstate the 2004 Constitution;
relinquish control over Ukraine’s security services; and hold presidential and
parliamentary elections by December 2014. According to the Deal, endorsed by
Germany, France and Poland, Yanukovich would remain president until the
His co-signatories had no intention of honouring the agreement. Without
following procedures, parliament, with the backing of the military, voted
immediately to remove Yanukovich and impeach him. The Parliamentary Speaker was
elected interim President and after a few days a new regime was
- Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, Malaysia
A key bit that must continually be inserted into discussions about Ukraine is
NATO expansion and US "missile defense" deployments encircling
When the Berlin Wall fell in December of 1991 the Soviet Union disintegrated
into fifteen separate countries.
Bush’s Secretary of State James Baker promised Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet
Union’s last leader, that NATO would not expand one-centimeter eastward.
Once Clinton took over he broke the promise and since that time NATO has been
on steroids. NATO
now includes Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria,
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, and Croatia....
with Georgia and Ukraine waiting in the wings.
If you are Russia you are freaking out. Also consider NATO bases encircling
Russia and new "missile defense" deployments going into Poland,
Romania, Turkey and on US Navy Aegis destroyers (outfitted with MD
interceptors) in the Black, Barents, Bering, and Mediterranean Seas. It's
a chess game and US-NATO has now checkmated Russia. The ultimatum is
either surrender (your natural gas, oil and national treasury) or face a unified NATO economic freeze
and war if need be.
It’s high-stakes… high-risk
Admittedly this is a grab by the oil-i-garchs for total global
control. The people are the pawns, easily cast aside when need be.
The way I figure it, my job is to keep learning about all this and sharing it with
others. Don’t fear the anti-commie BS that is used to put people back ‘into
I don’t like people
telling me what I can do or say…. I heard enough of that stuff while in the Air Force during
the Vietnam War.
Help illuminate the picture on the wall for more to see. We've all,
worldwide, got to create a unified demand to shut the capitalist war system
down. The corporate fascists have taken over. It's the high-tech
version of feudalism.
Stop taking the blue pill.