Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Obama, the “Peace Prize” Winner, Lying His Way to a World War

Craig Murray, sacked UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, is a clever fellow who, among bizarre and and sometimes absurd blog posts, occasionally writes exceedingly well something well worth saying. 
His current post provides an example:
If bombing a country really made it better, we would have made a paradise of Iraq by now. Instead it is a total disaster, with access to electricity, drinking water, education and health services all far worse than they were before we started bombing it. That is even without the growth of the Caliphate, or ISIS, a direct result first of our deposing Saddam and conniving in the intolerant Shia rule of Maliki, and then of our connivance in arming and funding anyone willing to fight Assad. 
So now we are told we have to bomb Iraq yet again, and this time, finally, that will make it all better. There are two extraordinary contradictions in the British position. 
1) The justification in international law given by the neo-cons for the current bombing of Iraq is that it is at the invitation of the government of Iraq. But simultaneously they propose to bomb Syria to attack the government of Syria. This is the most astonishing hypocrisy. 
2) The Caliphate forces were encouraged and trained by the CIA initially. They continue to be massively financed from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. In fact, the Caliphate is still funded to a massive degree from the very states who are currently bombing them alongside the United States – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE. It is the ruling families of those states which are attacking ISIS in an official capacity, who are financing ISIS in a private capacity. The BBC manages to avoid any mention of Saudi funding for ISIS. The interests of the City of London are, as always, the most important factor for the British establishment.
 From which he concludes:
The security state here in the UK needs the “War on Terror” to justify its continued existence and the power and jobs of those who administer it. One thing that is certain to keep the conflict going, and thus keep the security state going, is for us to start bombing the Middle East again.
Which I find to be something of an anti-climax, and indeed quite inadequate as an explanation. The truth, I believe, is much more horrific. The US needs a world war now. The pro-Nazi Ukraine intervention was an attempt to get things going, but Russia declined to take the bait.

So, now, more bombing in the Middle East must be seen as an another way to achieve the desired flare-up and spread of violence.* It is clear, however, from Obama's September 24 speech to the UN General Assembly that the Ukraine approach to war is far from having been abandoned.

...Russia’s actions in Ukraine challenge this post-war order. Here are the facts. After the people of Ukraine mobilized popular protests and calls for reform, their corrupt President fled. Against the will of the government in Kiev, Crimea was annexed. Russia poured arms into Eastern Ukraine, fueling violent separatists and a conflict that has killed thousands. When a civilian airliner was shot down from areas that these proxies controlled, they refused to allow access to the crash for days. When Ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, Russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border.
Wow. How many lies?

If you can't spot them, I won't waste my breath elucidating them, since your ignorance of events in Ukraine is so deep and so wide and so high that it would take a month to educate you.

Suffice it to say that (a) it was the US that financed a Nazi-backed coup against the legitimate democratically elected government of Ukraine, and backed that government in its genocidal onslaught on the "terrorists" and "subhumans" comprising eight million ethnic Russians in East Ukraine; (b) Crimea, Russia`s Black Sea naval base since 1793, which has a population that is 80% ethnic Russian, voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ukraine in an internationally observed referendum, following which Russia accepted the request of the government of Crimea for admission to the Russian Federation; (c) the violence in Eastern Ukraine was driven entirely by the US–Nazi-backed Kiev junta which launched virtually all of the armed forces of Ukraine on a "punitive" mission, involving Nazi-forces proudly bearing Nazi symbols, the Swastika and the Wolfsangel, against Eastern Ukraine during which civilians were the main targets of shelling, bombing and ballistic missile attacks; (d) there is no evidence that Russian troops crossed the border into Ukraine, although Russian volunteers aided in the defense of the people of Eastern Ukraine who sought autonomy within a federated Ukrainian state. Moreover Russia likely provide aid to the self-defence forces of the Donbas region, or Novorossia, in the form of weapons, ammunition and and other supplies, although most of the weapons in the possession of the Novorossian Armed Forces were  captured from the Army of the Ukraine; (e) the failure so far of the inquiry into the downing of Malayasia Airways Flight MH-17 to release the cockpit voice recordings or offer any explanation as to the cause of the catastrophe supports the conclusion of the Russian Union of Engineers that MH-17 was downed by gunfire and an air-to-air missile from a Ukrainian Forces SU 25 or Mig-29 aircraft, as observed by Russian radar and reported within 24 hours of the crash.

Or, in brief, Obama is bare-faced liar who seeks to lay blame on Russia for the creation, through a five-billion-dollar US intervention, of a genocidal, Russophobic, Nazi-backed state led by freaks intent on killing their own people. The intent, clearly, is to continue baiting Russia in the hope of setting Russia to war against America`s West European EU-NATO puppets.

And the reason is clear. The US needs a war to smash all rivals. The US economy is stagnant, while Russia`s GDP tripled since 2000, and China`s has grown even faster. So, just as WW1 knocked the stuffing out of the British Empire and neutered Germany, as WW2 sucked the marrow from the bones of the British empire and re-gelded Germany and dished Japan, while accidentally raising Russia to great power standing, and as the Cold War drained the life from the Soviet super power, so now the US seeks to smash all rivals in a war from which it aims to emerge relatively unscathed and thus once again on top of the manure pile.
That’s the context in which I’d view Russia’s recent giant military maneuvers.

As noted by the Saker:

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov commented: “As for the U.S. President’s speech, we earned the second place among the threats to international peace and stability: number one is the Ebola virus, number two is the so-called Russian aggression in Europe and ISIL and other terrorists who are now taking hold of the Middle East and primarily of the countries, which have evidenced U.S. interventions, are ranked as number three.”

* There are also more specific reasons for bombing folks in the Middle East: to pave the way for pipelines to carry gas from the Persian Gulf to Europe, thereby cutting demand for Russian gas, overthrowing the Assad regime in order to expel Russia from its Mediterranean naval base at Tartus, in Syria, etc.


The Saker:
September 27, 2014: The Russian response to a double declaration of war

Russia in Global Affairs:
Serge Glazyev – The Threat of War and the Russian Response
U.S. actions in Ukraine should be classified not only as hostile with regard to Russia, but also as targeting global destabilization. The U.S. is essentially provoking an international conflict to salvage its geopolitical, financial, and economic authority.
Russia calls for intl probe into Ukraine burials with signs of execution

The Saker:
M. Khazin: Is peace in the Ukraine possible?

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