One thing I’m sure of is that media accounts available in the United States are so tainted by anti-Russia and U.S. nationalist and capitalist interests that we have no idea of what is really happening in Ukraine.If the United States has a secret weapon in the drive for global hegemony, it is surely the globe-encircling, 24/7 system for catapulting the propaganda, a system so much part of the daily experience of most people that few any longer make a distinction between the message of the media and the reality the media claim to reflect.
It is clear that the U.S. involvement is not “out of the blue,” but part of an ongoing campaign to increase NATO power and Western economic penetration of the countries surrounding Russia, stimulating for some Russians reminders of the previous trauma of being attacked by the Nazis and others through the Ukraine, where pro-fascist, anti-communist and anti-Semitic sentiments ran strong and welcomed foreign interventions.
Rabbi Michael Lerner: Ukraine, What is Really Happening
It is in such a world that US is able, as Putin remarked on Tuesday, to conduct foreign policy as if:
... they’re in a lab and they’re running all sorts of experiments on the rats without understanding consequences of what they’re doing.Which is why the media are not headlining this intercepted conversation between Estonian Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton:
The key exchange occurs just after 8 minutes and, as transcribed by Zero Hedge, is as follows:
All the evidence shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides, policemen and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides. ... Some photos that showed it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it is really disturbing that now the new coalition they don't want to investigate what exactly happened. So there is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition.Ashton:
I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh.Paet:
It already discreditates (sic) this new coalition.In addition, Paet states that all new government members have a "dirty past," and that members of parliament have been intimidated and beaten up by agents of the government.
So while the people behind the war crimes appear once again to be the folks in Washington, DC, Canada's Pipsqueak, Neocon, Stephen Harper, and his minion Baird, squeak on about Putin being the New Hitler. But the above leaked conversation leaves little room for doubt as to the kind of people Harper and the US Empire are backing in Kiev.
Aangirfan reports that the recorded telephone conversation was "uploaded to the web by officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones."
Aangirfan also reports the claim by journalist Alexander Zhilin that the new government in Ukraine is preparing false flag attacks on its own military.
In light of the new revelations abou the sniper killings in Kiev, which the Western media were so quick to blame on Yanukovych, Pravda asks:
Who in the United States of America wants a Secretary of State/President who either lies through his teeth or else is so gullible that he just accepts and repeats what he is told?Actually, it's clear that they're both liars, their lips often move.
And here's another story you'll not likely see in the MSM, an account of the role of disaffected Tartars and Neo-Nazis backed by Turkish intelligence intent on repeating in provincial capitals of Eastern Ukraine the takeover of government seen in Kiev.
And speaking of the US media, economist, author, journalist and former US Deputy Secretary to the Treasure, Paul Craig Roberts, summed it up this way:
...the American media, since the final years of the Clinton regime, is a propaganda ministry for the government. We no longer have independent print or TV media, they are owned by five large firms. They are no longer run by journalists, they are run by former government officials and corporate advertising executives. And the value of the firms is they have federal broadcast licenses. They can’t go against the government because they wouldn’t be able to retain their licenses. So, the free and dispersed independent American media ceased to exist around 1997.And on the "revolution" in Ukraine, Roberts said:
f you noticed, in the American media there is no challenge from the print or TV media to the government’s interpretation of what is happening in Ukraine or Syria, or anywhere. So, it is essentially a propaganda ministry. I’m the former editor of the Wall Street Journal and I can no longer recognize the American media as a media. It has nothing in common with the media that I had a permanent position in.
... Washington is embarrassed ... it lost control of the coup and ... these fanatical ultranationalists have come to the forefront, and have provoked the secession movements in Crimea and the eastern Ukraine, which are the traditional Russian provinces that Khrushchev stuck into Ukraine in the 1950es. These are not traditional Ukrainian territories.POSTSCRIPT:
And... when these Russian-speaking areas see the threats being issued from Kiev, see the ban on the use of the Russian language in any official way, see the destruction of war memorials that celebrate the liberation of Ukraine by the Russian troops from the Nazis, when they see these hostile actions, it scares them, they don’t want these people coming in and threatening them the way that videos showed this ultranationalists threatening the American stooges that Washington intended to put in as the government.
You could see these videos where these Nazi-type thugs go in and shout, and scream at the alleged government in Kiev and drag people by their neckties, and slap them around, and carry brandish AK-47s – this is not a very amenable picture for people in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine to accept. They don’t want any of that and they are saying – we really are Russians and we want to go back to where we belong. That is just a natural response to this type of brutal behavior on the part of these ultranationalists.
...Ukraine ... was part of Russia for 200 years and half of Ukraine was always part of Russia. So, the whole thing is madness and when the country behaves [in] this reckless [way], it is a serious thing. It is like the fools who took the world to the WW I.
I said above that the media weren't headlining the leaked conversation between Paet and Ashton. Well, in fact, one outlet, the Guardian, driven by the need to safeguard its reputation as a radical organ, no doubt, has covered it now, but nothing from the NY Times (Carlos Slim, Prop.) or WaPo (Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Prop.). The Guardian's coverage offers an amusing reaction from the US State Department. The embarrassing information revealed in the hacked phone call is deftly finessed.
Asked about the emergence of a second embarrassing phonecall, a spokesperson for the US state department said: "As I said around the last unfortunate case, this is just another example of the kind of Russian tradecraft that we have concerns about."The only matter for embarrassment, apparently, is that they were hacked. That the killings were the work of Mighty Mouse, Steven Harper's Ukrainian Nazi friends in Kiev is a matter of no account. LOL.
The story is now covered by the Daily Mail, with this descriptive headline: "Was 'massacre' which started Ukraine revolution ordered by the new leaders? Leaked tape says Maidan snipers were NOT under control of ousted president but opposition which drove him from power."
Global Research: Leaked Telephone Conversation: Ukraine Sniper Killings of “Opposition Protesters” Ordered by “Opposition Leaders”, Blamed on Yanukovych
UTube: George Galloway: US approach to Ukraine "ludicrous, nonsensical"
RiaNovosti: 5,500 Ukrainian Soldiers Defect to Serve an Independent Crimea
Voice of Russia: Three anti-aircraft missile regiments of Ukraine's Armed Forces join Crimean side
PressTV: Protesters retake Donetsk government building
Washingtons Blog: Estonian Foreign Minister Accuses NEW Ukranian Government of Being Behind Sniper Attacks Which Led to Ouster of OLD Ukranian Government
William F. Engdahl: Ukraine: Secretive Neo-Nazi Military Organization Involved in Euromaidan Snyper Shootings
ABC.az: Ukraine semi-officially accused NATO block in killing its citizens during disturbances in Kiev
Voltairenet: Russia opens criminal case against new Ukrainian leader on terrorism charges