Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III

Synopsis

Flashpoint in Ukraine provides insight into today's gravest geopolitical crisis since WW II. Possible global war looms. Viewed from the perspective of Western mainstream media, the crisis arose due to pro-democracy activists overturning a brutal dictatorship, which led swiftly to Russian incursion into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. Viewed from the perspective of the 22 highly-credentialed analysts who have contributed to this anthology, it's an entirely different story; Obama's pivot is global, in pursuit of unchallenged worldwide dominance, leading to multiple direct and proxy wars. Neocon-dominated Washington seeks to marginalize its Russian and Chinese rivals, surrounding both countries with US bases. Ukraine is in the eye of the storm, the crown jewel of NATO eastward expansion, the last step in Washington's drive to incorporate all former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and install missile defense sites on Russia's very border. To that end, the US has poured some $5 billion into "pro-democracy" NGOs which, counter to intention or not, were soon swept aside by neo-Nazi groups, and leading to the installation as President of former banker, Arseniy Yatseniuk, advance leaked as the unelected pick of Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. While, as it is argued here, Russia did not invade Crimea and in fact has taken an extremely measured response with primary emphasis on diplomacy and ending the crisis, NATO, European and US spokespersons and media are seeking to dramatize and indeed resurrect a "Russian threat". Eastern resistance forestalls Obama's imperial project. The West appears willing to pursue it, at the risk not just of Ukrainian civil war and potential East/West confrontation but of global nuclear war. The flashpoint in Ukraine risks the unthinkable. This book explains what everyone needs to know, to get the world off the bandwagon to war.

Excerpt

The Washington-sponsored coup in Kiev is a reckless act. Such irresponsibility on the part of the us government should alarm the entire world.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the us government has been raising the strategic threat that Washington poses to Russia. the us government violated its agreement not to take nato into Eastern Europe. the us government withdrew from the abm treaty.

The us government arranged with Poland to place us anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia’s border. the us changed its war doctrine to permit pre-emptive nuclear attack. the us government financed “color revolutions” in Georgia and Ukraine, former constituent parts of both Russia and the Soviet Union.

The us government ignored Russia and attacked and dismembered Serbia. the us government trained and equipped the Georgian military and encouraged Georgia to attack the Russian peacekeeping force in South Ossetia. and now Washington has overthrown the democratically elected government of Ukraine and installed a puppet government.

Washington’s Kiev coup is a direct strategic threat to Russia. Ukraine was long part of Russia and the Soviet Union. Indeed, southern and eastern parts of Ukraine are former territories of Russia that Soviet governments added to Ukraine for various reasons.

Crimea, overwhelmingly Russian, was stuck into Ukraine in 1954 by Khrushchev. Khrushchev did not include Sevastopol, the site of Russia’s . . .

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