Written by Eric Zuesse
The Ukrainian war started when the democratically elected President of Ukraine (an infamously corrupt country), who was committed to keeping his country internationally neutral (not allied with either Russia or the United States), met privately with both the U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010, shortly after that Ukrainian President’s election earlier in 2010; and, on both occasions, he rejected their urgings for Ukraine to become allied with the United States against his adjoining country Russia. This was being urged upon him so that America could position its nuclear missiles at the Russian border with Ukraine, less than a five-minute striking-distance away from hitting the Kremlin in Moscow.
On 23 June 2011, according to WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange in his 27 October 2014 posted article “Google Is Not What It Seems”, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt and his aide (and Hillary Clinton’s friend) Jared Cohen, met together with Assange during Assange’s involuntary house-arrest by the UK regime inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London, and they managed to fool him into providing crucial information about how the internet could be used in order to help stir Ukrainians to overthrow their current corrupt President and how to train the leaders of Ukraine’s two racist-fascist anti-Russian political parties (the Social-Nationalist Party of Ukraine — which the CIA got name-changed to the “Freedom” or “Svoboda” Party — and the Right Sector Party) so as to lead a U.S. coup there, under the cover of popular anti-corruption protests that the U.S. was aiming to produce in Kiev.
On 1 March 2013 inside America’s Embassy to Ukraine in Kiev, a series of “Tech Camps” started to be held, in order to train those Ukrainian nazis for their leadership of Ukraine’s ‘anti-corruption’ organizing. Simultaneously, under Polish Government authorization, the CIA was training in Poland the military Right Sector leaders how to lead the coming U.S. coup in neighboring Ukraine. As the independent Polish investigative journalist Marek Miszczuk headlined for the Polish magazine NIE (“meaning “NO”) (the original article being in Polish): “Maidan secret state secret: Polish training camp for Ukrainians”. The article was published 14 April 2014. Excerpts:
An informant who introduced himself as Wowa called the “NIE” editorial office with the information that the Maidan rebels in Wrocław are neo-fascists … [with] tattooed swastikas, swords, eagles and crosses with unambiguous meaning. … Wowa pleadingly announced that photos of members of the Right Sector must not appear in the press. … 86 fighters from the then prepared Euromaidan flew over the Vistula River in September 2013 at the invitation of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The pretext was to start cooperation between the Warsaw University of Technology and the National University of Technology in Kiev. But they were in Poland to receive special training to overthrow Ukraine’s government. … Day 3 and 4 – theoretical classes: crowd management, target selection, tactics and leadership. Day 5 – training in behavior in stressful situations. Day 6 – free without leaving the center. Day 7 – pre-medical help. Day 8 – protection against irritating gases. Day 9 – building barricades. And so on and on for almost 25 days. The program includes … classes at the shooting range (including three times with sniper rifles!), tactical and practical training in the assault on buildings. …
Excited by the importance of the information that was presented to me, I started to verify it.
The Office of the Press Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to answer the questions about the student exchange without giving any reason. It did not want to disclose whether it had actually invited dozens of neo-fascists to Poland to teach them how to overthrow the legal Ukrainian authorities. …
Let us summarize: in September 2013, according to the information presented to me, several dozen Ukrainian students of the Polytechnic University will come to Poland, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In fact, they are members of the Right Sector, an extreme right-wing and nationalist Ukrainian group led by Dmytro Jarosz – he declined to comment on his visit to Legionowo.
Poland’s ‘fact-checking’ organization is (appropriately) titled demagog dot org (Demagog Association), and it is funded by the Stefan Batory Foundation. Demagog’s article about that NIE news-report rated it “NIEWERYFIKOWALNE” or “ NOT VERIFIABLE”. The sole reason given was: “The Ministry [of Foreign Affairs] strongly opposes such news, emphasizing that the weekly (magazine) has violated not only the principles of good taste, but also raison d’etat (reasons of state).” No facts that were alleged in Miszczuk’s article were even mentioned, much less disproven. How can his article be “unverifiable” if the evidence that it refers to isn’t so much as even being checked?
Miszczuk’s article’s mention of “the Right Sector, an extreme right-wing and nationalist Ukrainian group led by Dmytro Jarosz” referred to the key person (Dmitriy Yarosh) and the key group (his Right Sector paramilitary organization and political party) that has actually been running Ukraine behind the scenes ever since the coup, and they also were the key people who had led the snipers who were firing down from tall buildings upon the Ukrainian Government’s police and upon the anti-Government demonstrators at Kiev’s Maidan Square — the violence simultaneously against both sides — that the newly installed post-coup government immediately blamed against the just-ousted democratically elected President, so that the new top officials were all blaming the ones that they had replaced.
The first time that this fact about the coup became publicly known was in an internet-uploaded telephone conversation, a phone-call on 26 February 2014, between the foreign-affairs chief of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, and her investigator, Urmas Paet, who informed her that the new Government in Ukraine was not actually the result of what the democratically elected Government (the one that had just been overthrown) had done, but was instead a coup by “the new coalition” government that overthrew the elected Government. This is from that transcript:
What was quite disturbing, the same oligarch [Petro Poroshenko — and so when he soon thereafter became Ukraine’s President three months later, he already knew this] told that well, all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers, from both sides, among policemen and people from the streets, [this will shock Ashton, who thought that Yanukovych had masterminded the killings] that they were the same snipers, killing people from both sides [so, Poroshenko himself knew that his regime was based on a false-flag U.S.-controlled coup d’etat against his predecessor, Yanukovych — and he even said as much to Ashton’s investigator]
Well, that’s yes, …
So that and then she [Dr. Olga Bolgomets] also showed me some photos, she said that as medical doctor, she can, you know, say that it’s the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition that they don’t want to investigate, what exactly happened; so that now there is stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition.
Notice here that Paet had tactfully avoided saying that Ashton’s assumption that it had been Yanukovych was false; instead, he totally ignored her having suggested that, and he here simply said that the evidence went totally in the opposite direction, the direction that the man who would subsequently win the Presidency in Ukraine’s 25 May 2014 election — the ‘peace’ candidate in that ‘election’, the oligarch Petro Poroshenko himself — knew to be true: that the guilty party was “the new coalition” of which he was a part. Paet said nothing about this, and Ashton asked him no questions about it, nor about what country had actually organized the coup. Ashton responded:
I think that we do want to investigate.
That sentiment on her part lasted, however, only about one second.
I mean I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh?
Ashton here seemed to have felt outright embarrassed, and she thus ended in a “Gosh” that was almost inaudible, as if a question, and then she immediately proceeded simply to ignore this crucial matter entirely. All of the evidence suggests that she was exceedingly reluctant to believe that in the overthrow, the bad guys had actually been on the anti-Yanukovych side. The overthrow of Yanukovych has since been called “the most blatant coup in history”.
The classic news-report about the U.S. coup that took place in Ukraine during February 2014 appeared as an independently produced ten-minute compilation video that was uploaded to youtube on 12 March 2014 — just weeks after the event — which made clear that it had been a U.S. coup, NOT a ‘democratic revolution’ as the press allege it to have been. The video placed into context the smoking-gun piece of evidence, which was the 4 February 2014 youtube recording of Victoria Nuland telling Geoffrey Pyatt whom to get appointed to run Ukraine after the coup would be over (which then happened three weeks later). Obviously, the U.S.-and-allied media lied about all of this and still do lie about it, in order to carry on the U.S. regime’s war to conquer Russia.
Then, on 15 February 2015, the German Government’s ARD TV network headlined “Maidan Snipers. German TV expose. ARD Monitor. Eng Subs”, and, independently of the Paet-Ashton phone call, verified Paet’s key findings, by their own investigative news reporting and interviewing people who had had direct access to the evidence. That TV news report supplies overwhelming evidence that the ‘democratic revolution’ of Ukraine’s February 2014 governmental overthrow had actually been anything but, and was instead another U.S. coup — perhaps the most impactful one in all of the world’s history, because that coup in Ukraine might likely bring on WW 3.
On the same day as the peak of the coup, 20 February 2014, was “The Anti-Crimean Pogrom that Sparked Crimea’s Breakaway”. Donetsk broke away from Ukraine on 7 April 2014, and U.S.-and-allied ‘news’-media were immediately calling it part of a Russian ‘invasion of Ukraine’, and even calling it ‘Russian roulette’, though it was an authentic response by Donetsk residents to Obama’s anti-Russian coup in Ukraine, and the aggression there was by America’s stooges, not by any Russians or stooges of or from Russia. On 12 April 2014, the anti-Russia U.S.-backed newspaper Kyiv Post bannered “Armed pro-Russian extremists launch coordinated attacks in Donetsk Oblast, seize regional police headquarters, set up checkpoints”, and the reporter, who was from Chicago, portrayed the anti-coup movement as non-local, a foreign invasion from Russia. However, that ‘journalist’ gave away that it was actually a popular uprising when he noted that “One of the masked armed gunmen — among 70 who took part in the takeover of the Sloviansk police station — called the target a strategic building with a weapons arsenal that the militants began handing out to protesters.” Then, on 9-12 April 2014, were the new Ukrainian government’s massacres of people in Sloviansk and in Kramatorsk, two major cities that likewise had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom Obama’s bloody coup had overthrown. The locals were terrified of the coup-regime. On 16 April 2014, the Kyiv Post reported about the rebellions the prior day in Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Donetsk and Lugansk, headlining “A day of humiliation as Ukrainian military offensive stalls, six armored vehicles seized”. On 27 April 2014, Lugansk joined with Donetsk and likewise broke away from Ukraine. All of the rebelling cities were being bombed and shelled by the Obama-installed government. As Seumas Milne well documented in the Guardian on 30 April 2014, “It’s not Russia that’s pushed Ukraine to the brink of war”, it’s the U.S. regime that did it, and Milne mentioned both the Right Sector and the Svoboda Party as the key behind-the-scenes agents, enforcers, for the U.S. regime there. Next up was the massacre in Odessa on 2 May 2014, trapping and burning people to death. And, then, Mariupol outright rebelled, starting on 9 May 2014, and the Obama-installed Ukrainian junta crushed them within three months. However, Lugansk and Donetsk never surrendered, and that part of the civil war has continued till this day. France, Germany, and Russia established in February 2015 the Minsk II cease-fire agreement that Lugansk and Donetsk willingly signed, and that Ukraine was compelled to sign in order to keep alive the U.S.-installed regime’s chances for admission to the EU. But Ukraine never complied with Minsk II, and just continued its shelling into those two breakaway republics. The U.S. regime was determined to get Ukraine as a base from which to invade Russia. On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in order to prevent that. But now it appears that instead of shrinking NATO, it’s likely to increase even faster on account of media having successfully portrayed the aggression as being by Russia instead of by America. The war is successfully portrayed as being between Ukraine and Russia, but it is instead actually between America and Russia, and Ukraine is only the hottest battlefield of it at this stage.
As regards what the likely outcomes of this will be, the great geostrategic analyst Alexander Mercouris believes that at the present stage Russia has the advantage; however — though I usually agree with him — I believe that America does. (Both of us agree that the world-at-large — except for the owners of U.S. armaments-makers and extraction corporations — will be greatly suffering, and maybe ultimately obliterated, by this conflict, which the U.S. caused; and that, therefore, in the final analysis, virtually everyone will be losing from it.)
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If only stupid cowardly Yanukovich crushed them on time… and Russia should have intervened a long time ago.
Absolutely true, Russians are very weak on strategy as we can see. I’m very sad that Russians don’t learn anything from Israel. See how smart Israel is in air fights. And US in modern urban fights. Just combine the two strategies and you are good to go.
The two stategies combined are not suited with preserving civilian lives. Both strategies see human life as expendible.
Yes, what if? We can also blame Russia for not fully comprehending the severity of the situation at the time. If they had understood then what that wretched coup would lead to 8 years later, there is no doubt in my mind that Putin would have gone in and sorted it all out. Yanukovich had won a great victory at the election and Putin was at the time very popular over there. It is very likely IMHO that he would have been welcomed in Kiev as a saviour and hero. He has after all many times talked about what these so called colour revolutions can lead to, and he really should have foreseen what was going to happen when the elected president was ousted. Isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing?
It’s Russia’s fault for being honorable and not stooping to the same level as the low life Jews and Ukrainians.
Putin’s achievements by starting the Ukrainian war in less than two months : 1. Loss of Russian power and influence in the West at levels never before seen in history 2. Strengthening and enlargement of NATO 3. Increased military spending in western countries 4. The debasement of the Russian army and the Russian military industry 6. Destruction of the Russian army global reputation 7. Russia losing the information and disinformation wars in the West 8. Expulsion of Russian spies and diplomats from the west 9. Hundreds of billions of dollars lost in frozen foreign reserves and direct foreign investment 10. The isolation of the Russian economy from global supply chains 11. Loss of international travel privileges for Russian citizens 12. The revival of rabid Rusophobia in eastern Europe and across the world. 13. Thousands of pieces of Russian military hardware destroyed and tens of thousands of dead Russian soldiers 14. The loss of Russian political and cultural hegemony in the Slavic world 15. The loss of Russian international credibility and reliability 16. Renewed push in Western Europe to eliminate dependency on Russian gas 17. The military gains are meagre in relation to the unprecedented losses during this war.
Points of pure bullshit. An imbecile brainwashed monkey have a long run to reach Homo Sapiens status.
Lets agree to dissagree to: 6, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 17. I totally dissagree.
Well the goal was demilitarization. 54 days and 1600 missiles later, tens of thousands of air bombing sorties and hundred of thousands of artillery rounds, Ukraine is still not demilitarized. They are still holding back the biggest land attack in Europe since WW2. It’s obvious that the Russian military is absolutely shit
Obviously either didn’t read the article above, or is unable to COMPREHEND the meaning of what was written. The incredible amount of money and power that Russia is up against is nothing seen since WW2 because the West, that used to represent Freedom and Democracy, now is the archenemy of it and is pushing worldwide submission and total hegemony in all matters economic and military. Read what Reverend Doctor MLK spoke about on April 4, 1967, and you’ll KNOW exactly why he was shot by combined forces of his own government on April 4, 1968, one year to the hour after he made his most important speech. He recognized that Humanity itself was threatened by the war mongers in Washington and he realized the full nature of President Eisenhowers farewell address warnings.
Salutory disregard of memonic choices result in electric malfunctions in the rear of the grocery. Still, obstinate extesential issues preclude comprehension of the northern frontier. Delhi itself is excluded from meaningful participation in the proprietary scope.
Ya know if anything you said was actual truth or it mattered you would not need to write it out. Honestly whats your point ? Why? it has no impact on what happens in Ukraine. If everything you say is taking place you writing it out here… there is no benefit to that? Did you get your feelings hurt and your trying to get even? Again what you post or I has no impact on what will happen in Ukraine.
Everything Putin touches dies. Especially Russia.
your brain died long time ago if you ever had any
Free Gonzalo Lira!!
Where is he ? Because he was an idiot. Airing from the enemy zone without taking any protection measure is just beyond stupid.
He’s a good guy, but why didn’t he get out of the country before bad mouthing the corrupt and criminal Zelensky regime?
Hope he’s still alive! Really love his podcasts. Hope he’s not tortured by the satanic psichopats.
Oh, I forgot that from minut 1 of this war, motha fucker nazi CIA whores: I don’t know why Kremlin didn’t threat USA shithole terrorist leaders with another Cuban missile deployment if allow Kiev Reich to apply for NATO ! Just don’t understand, it’s a game here, or what ?
Americans being nothing more than professional Jewish ass kissers, instigated this to get slavs killing each other. That’s the essence of what has happened,
Nothing wrong with kissing Jewish ass or American ass. Wee in Denmark like it verry much.
Anybody remember the 2009 2010 Ukraine black lung epidemic?