Washington never runs out of Adolf Hitlers. Two decades ago, it was Saddam Hussein. Then, it was it was Osama bin Laden. In quick succession, it was Syria’s Bashar Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Last week, the newest Hitler was dubbed. He is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was given that moniker by former Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Clinton pronounced that if Putin’s order to send troops to Russia’s strategically essential and mostly Russian populated Crimea “sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s. All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”
What should have everybody nervous is that Clinton is lying. The real Nazis are the ultra-right-wingers who now control the Ukrainian government, even as events have spun out of control. They come from generations of anti-Semites. It is they who believe Europe’s troubles stem from Jews in Moscow. This is the reality that Clinton easily brushes aside out of her loyalty to her New World Order masters — masters she may fully serve in 2016.
Worse yet, the mainstream media and those who hang on every lie uttered by Clinton and other neocons are indignant over the fate of freedom-loving Ukrainians. Even though Putin is no longer a communist, those who shape American opinions are eager to paint him as a nefarious ex-Red, a former KGB assassin who schemes as Hitler did.
And so begins the latest crusade for the neocons, but this time the crusade is against a resolute Russian leader who commands a modern nuclear arsenal capable of destroying the world several times over. Picking on Putin is not the same game as beating up Saddam or hunting down bin Laden. It has dangerous consequences that have not been thought through since old guard communists like Andrei Gromyko were ousted from the Kremlin in the 1980s.
Three decades later, modern Russian leaders are playing an updated version of “Dr. Strangelove.” They understand all too well that America has a weak hand, given that its military is stretched thin.
At the same time, even a cursory understanding of the past four centuries reveals that Crimea is a territory attached to Russia as much as Scotland is a part of Great Britain. That Crimea is rich in natural resources contributed to Germany’s launching World War II. Of strategic importance to Russian leaders is that Crimea holds Sevastopol, the home base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. It is Russia’s only warm-water port, the only port Russia has that provides access to the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic year-round. To the Kremlin it is non-negotiable.
Yet Clinton and her fellow neocons in both parties act as if Crimea were essential to America’s strategic interest. In accordance with this fallacy, they are fermenting fear and inciting hatred against Russia for protecting what is in its national interest in a region populated mostly by Russians.
There is even speculation that the government of the United States has authorized the CIA to sponsor riots in Kiev with snipers that have totaled more than 100 kills during the recent uprising that coincided with the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
David Shayler, a former British MI-5 officer, believes the Kiev protests were an attempt to bring Ukraine into NATO and to rip Russia apart. In a radio interview with The Voice Of Russia, Shayler said of events last month:
So, clearly these people are paid mercenaries and this revolution was nothing to do with the will of the people. As you say, most of the people in the Ukraine either speak Russian or have relations in Russia and so on. This was something that’s been orchestrated by the west, they’ve been trying to start the Third World War, and we saw that last year in Syria. It failed then, but they are obviously now trying to open another front to try and cause that war.
It might be easy to dismiss Shayler’s comments as ramblings of an old Cold War warrior, but what he says makes sense demographically and historically.
Before any Americans get too cozy with to the idea of freedom-loving Ukraine, it is important to remember that, with the exception of Germans, no other nation was more involved in the Holocaust than Ukraine.
Timothy Stanley, author, noted historian and columnist for the Daily Telegraph, opined on CNN:
[I]n the eyes of many ethnic Russians, it is the Ukrainian nationalists — not Putin — who are the Nazis. The Russians have asserted, quite accurately, that the revolution that overthrew a pro-Russian, democratically elected leader has resulted in the elevation of Russophobe fascists into key government positions. For example, the new secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council is Andriy Parubiy — co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU).
Another creator of the SNPU is Oleh Tyahnybok, a high-profile leader of the Kiev protests who has blamed Ukraine’s problems on a Jewish conspiracy run out of Moscow. Ukraine’s new deputy secretary of national security is Dmytro Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector group, which regards Tyahnybok as a soft liberal and which flies the old flag of the Ukrainian Nazi collaborators at its rallies.
The truth is Ukraine “freedom fighters” battling the Russian Empire are national socialists who harbor Hitler’s obsession against Jews and are willing to risk global war to see it happen. The real question is: Why are American neocons like Senator John McCain and Hillary Clinton onboard opposing Russia while supporting the national socialists? And why is the press so eager to spin a fairytale to which millions of Americans eagerly embrace?
My suspicion is that Putin won’t play ball with the New World Order, an organization that answers only to its global ambitions and one that has recruited Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and potential future President Hillary Clinton.
Putin may be more accountable to his people than our leaders are to us. Millions of ordinary Russians understand that Washington has militarily cornered Russia since 2001 by drawing in NATO anti-ballistic missiles right to the very border of Russia in once-Soviet-dominated nations such as Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Albania.
To put ourselves in Russian shoes would be like Canada, Mexico and several Latin American nations taking full membership in the Warsaw Pact and installing offensive and defensive missile systems that could provide Russia with a nuclear first-strike capability against the United States.
This has been a reversal of a promise that President George H.W. Bush made to Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991 and it begs the question: Why? Why for this past decade has the United States played an increasingly restless game of cornering the Russian bear? Why have George W. Bush, Obama and, mostly recently, Clinton tempted global nuclear war? And whose orders are they following? Just as importantly, why have so many Americans become willfully ignorant enough to not question Obama, Clinton and neocon propaganda?
One thing is certain: America is playing a dangerous game. There is a growing patriotism in Russia and a deep distrust of the United States that did not exist under Soviet rule. In vast tracts of Russia there is a renewed reverence for Josef Stalin, a man who killed more Russians than Hitler did. Stalin’s revival comes from ordinary Russian citizens who believe Washington has written away their role in the Great Patriotic War. Remarkably ordinary Russians fear and loath the government of the United States the way Americans feared and loathed the Soviet Politburo, which millions of us saw as men dressed like gangsters bent on world domination. Perhaps in the 21st century, Russians and Americans need to fear the undertakings of major governments in both Washington and Moscow — especially when leaders in Moscow and Washington are willing to spin lies to force their vision of the future on all peoples of the world.
When I hear about freedom-loving Ukrainians, I wonder whatever happened to freedom-loving Americans — Americans who wouldn’t accept a government that lied to them, spied on them and assassinated them.
Yours in good times and bad,