The overthrow of Ukraine's democratically elected President and coup have been directly sponsored by the United States, largely through the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID right-wing front groups, succeeding in a military plan for the region long ago under Pentagon's banner, Full Spectrum Dominance.
Tuesday, Vladimir Putin openly blamed particularly the United States as well as other Western powers for causing ”anarchy" and an "armed coup” in Ukraine, as scholars and award-winning journalists globally also are reporting, contrary to America's mainstream news sources.
The human right to self determination is a right Ukrainians should have. That right, however, has no place in the U.S. imperialistic goal called Full Spectrum Dominance.
Another Unconscionable US Coup, Another Step Closer to Full Spectrum Dominance
Masked gunmen are fueling anarchy in Ukraine, Putin said Tuesday, decrying an illegitimate government that illegally seized power in a U.S.-backed coup. He defended his country’s right to use military force.
Ukraine’s statement at the UN, that “16,000 Russian soldiers had been deployed” across Crimea sparked an American news feeding frenzy, steadfastly ignoring hard facts, such as the neocon unwelcomed fact that Russia’s ”invasion force” has been there 15 years.
President Obama claims to be defending the “people’s will,” and says he does not think “Putin is fooling anyone.” On the contrary, Obama’s the one not fooling geopolitical political analysts globally assert that Obama is not fooling anyone but the most naive and neocons.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. set out to render Russia helpless long ago, in accordance with its imperialistic Pentagon goal of Full Spectrum Dominance, says William F. Engdahl. Washington’s strategy has been the total encirclement of Russia.
The US has recruited into NATO the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009). In its continued campaign of encirclement, Washington has also attempted recruitment of Ukraine and Georgia. (Turkey, another Neighbor of Russia, has been a member since 1952.)
Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order, the title of William F. Engdahl’s book, is also fundamental to the U.S. meddling in the Ukraine as well as understanding it and the US interference there for years. William F. Engdahl wrote about this in 2010 for Global Research:
“When Yushchenko lost the 2004 election to Viktor Yanukovych, several elements worked in concert to create an aura of fraud around the results, and to mobilize popular support for a new run-off. Using the Pora and other youth groups, especially election monitors, in coordination with key western media such as CNN and BBC, a second election was organized that allowed Yushchenko to squeak out a narrow margin of victory in January 2005 and declare himself President. The US State Department reportedly spent some $20 million to secure a US-friendly outcome in the Ukraine Presidency.
“The same US Government-backed NGOs that had been in Georgia produced the results in Ukraine: the George Soros’ Open Society Institute, Freedom House (whose head at the time was former CIA Director James Woolsey), the National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiaries, the National Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute. According to Ukrainian reports, the US-based NGOs, along with the conservative US-Ukraine Foundation, were active across Ukraine, feeding the protest movement of Pora and Znayu, and training the crucial poll watchers.
“President Viktor Yushchenko, Washington’s man in Kiev, moved immediately to disrupt economic links to Russia, including shutting off Russian natural gas into western Europe via Ukrainian transit pipelines. This move was used by Washington to try to convince EU countries, especially Germany, that Russia was an “unreliable partner.” Some 80% of Russia’s gas was exported via Ukrainian pipelines that had been built during the Soviet Union era when the two countries were one economic and political entity. Yushchenko also worked closely with US-backed President Mikhail Saakashvili, Washington’s man in neighboring Georgia.
A more recent report, The Corbett Report #830 with Engdahl on Feb 26 details this (above).
The Crimea, an autonomous republic transferred from Russia to Ukraine by the Soviet Union, and predominantly inhabited by ethnic Russians and Turkomen (from whom Soviets had snatched the region in 1944) is now occupied by Russian troops, escalating tensions in the region.
Neocon hawks and the war press in the US are pressuring the Obama administration to attack. The Washington Post has gone so far as to castigate Obama for not bombing Russia.
Democratically elected leader Yanukovych was overthrown by a coup d’état spearheaded by neo-Nazi militias after he’d agreed to move up the elections so people could even vote him out of office if they wished, says award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry.
“The legitimate president is only Yanukovych,” Putin said Tuesday. “There are just three ways to dismiss the president from power: death, his personal request and the third one, impeachment. … This procedure was not followed.”
“That,” Parry explains, “led to his being forced to flee and a sort of rump parliament begin to pass a bunch of laws while some of these neo-Nazi militias control the government buildings.”
The US is not spreading democracy by overthrowing a democratically elected leader of another country, Parry highlights.
“There’s also the issue of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and another U.S.-funded political operation,” he says.
NED, according to its own report, has 65 projects underway in Ukraine, including training activists, supporting journalists, organizing business groups — essentially creating a sort of a shadow political structure that could be put in play to destabilize the country.
Parry points out that the US has repeatedly overthrown elected leaders, including Mosaddegh in Iran, Árbenz in Guatemala, Allende in Chile, Aristide twice in Haiti, and Morsi in Egypt, among others. In every case, cruel dictators preferred by the US replaced them.
“Unfortunately, things have got to the point where it looks that the best case scenario for the development of the present situation is that Russian troops end up staying in Crimea, the situation there will remain as it is now, and this becomes a ‘frozen conflict’,” Ian Bond, Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, told IPS.
“While the best case scenario is a ‘frozen conflict’, the worst case scenario is that Putin intervenes in other parts of Ukraine,” Bond said. “Then it would get really bad. The consequences of this, not just for Ukraine but the wider world as well, really do not even bear thinking about.”
Russia not only has an interest in protecting the many ethnic Russians in the republic. There are also several strategically important Russian bases on the peninsula. It is in some senses Russian property. Movements to secede from Ukraine since the breakup of the Soviet Union have occurred. The situation is far less tense than US corporate media are suggesting, according to witnesses interviewed by IPS.
Meanwhile, in a second IPS news story, neocon hawks are screaming not only that Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are threatened by the Russian presence, but also that the US bloc’s world dominion is in danger.
Some right-wing commentators, such as Michael Auslin of the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a major player in drumming up support for the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, have even compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s moves to occupy the Crimean peninsula to Adolf Hitler’s absorption of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland resulting from the notorious Munich agreement in 1938, according to IPS.
A weak response will lead North Korea, China, to attack their neighbors, according to Austin.
IPS quotes quots Eliot Abrams, George W. Bush’s top Middle East aide, saying, “Tyrants in places from Tehran to Beijing will also be wondering about the cost of violating international law and threatening the peace and stability of neighbors. What will China do in neighboring seas, or Iran do in its tiny neighbor Bahrain, if actions like Putin’s go without a response?”
These neocons are ironically describing actions for which the US is notorious, perhaps projecting their own mentalities.
“John McCain also blamed Obama’s alleged timidity – particularly his failure to carry out his threat to take military action against Syria last September – for the situation.
“’(T)his is the ultimate result of a feckless foreign policy in which nobody believes in America’s strength anymore,’ McCain said to thunderous applause from the hawkish audience whom Netanyahu will address Tuesday.”
IPS also reports, “…both the lead editorial in Monday’s Wall Street Journal and Freedom House President David Kramer called for Obama to deploy ships from the U.S. Sixth Fleet into the Black Sea, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called for reviving Bush-era plans to erect new missile defence systems along Russia’s European periphery.”