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Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

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The several days of organized protests in Ukraine are notable for the relative lack of police violence. Unlike in the US, Canada, Thailand, Greece, and Spain, peaceful protesters have not been beaten, tear gassed, water cannoned, and tasered by Ukrainian police. Unlike in Egypt, Palestine, and Bahrain, Ukrainian protesters have not been fired upon with live ammunition. The restraint of the Ukrainian government and police in the face of provocations has been remarkable. Apparently, Ukrainian police have not been militarized by US Homeland Security.

What are the Ukrainian protests about? On the surface, the protests don't make sense. The Ukrainian government made the correct decision to stay out of the EU. Ukraine's economic interests lie with Russia, not with the EU. This is completely obvious.

The EU wants Ukraine to join so that Ukraine can be looted, like Latvia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Portugal. The situation is so bad in Greece, for example, that the World Health Organization reports that some Greeks are infecting themselves with HIV in order to receive the 700 euro monthly benefit for the HIV-infected.

The US wants Ukraine to join so it can become a location for more of Washington's missile bases against Russia.

Why would Ukrainians want to be looted?

Why would Ukrainians want to become targets for Russia's Iskander Missiles as a host country for Washington's aggression against Russia?

Why would Ukrainians having gained their sovereignty from Russia want to lose it to the EU?

Obviously, an intelligent, aware, Ukrainian population would not accept these costs of joining the EU.

So, why the protests?

Part of the answer is Ukrainian nationalists' hatred of Russia. With the Soviet collapse, Ukraine became a country independent of Russia. When empires break up, other interests can seize power. Various secessions occurred producing a collection of small states such as Georgia, Azerbaijan, the former central Asian Soviet Republics, Ukraine, the Baltics, and the pieces into which Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia were broken by "nationalism." The governments of these weak states were easy for Washington to purchase. The governments of these powerless states are more responsive to Washington than to their own people. Much of the former Soviet Empire is now part of Washington's Empire. Georgia, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin, now sends its sons to die for Washington in Afghanistan, just as Georgia did for the Soviet Union.

These former constituent elements of the Russian/Soviet Empire are being incorporated into Washington's Empire. The gullible nationalists, naifs really, in these American colonies might think that they are free, but they simply have exchanged one master for another.

They are blind to their subservience, because they remember their subservience to Russia/Soviet Union and have not yet realized their subservience to Washington, which they see as a liberator with a checkbook. When these weak and powerless new countries, which have no protector, realize that their fate is not in their own hands, but in Washington's hands, it will be too late for them.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Washington quickly stepped into the place of Russia. The new countries were all broke, as was Russia at the time and, thus, helpless. Washington used NGOs funded by Washington and its EU puppets to create anti-Russian, pro-American, pro-EU movements in the former constituent parts of Soviet Russia. The gullible peoples were so happy to have escaped the Soviet thumb that they did not realize that they now had new masters.

It is a good bet that the Ukrainian protests are a CIA organized event, using the Washington and EU funded NGOs and manipulating the hatred of Ukrainian nationalists for Russia. The protests are directed against Russia. If Ukraine can be realigned and brought into the fold of Washington's Empire, Russia is further diminished as a world power.

To this effect, NATO conducted war games against Russia last month in operation Steadfast Jazz 2013. Finland, Ukraine, Georgia, and neutral Sweden have offered their military participation in the next iteration of NATO war games close to Russia's borders despite the fact that they are not NATO members.

The diminishment of Russia as a powerful state is critical to Washington's agenda for world hegemony. If Russia can be rendered impotent, Washington's only concern is China.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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On Youtube there is a video of an interview Mr. Ro... by Paul Repstock on Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:27:16 PM
As for Ukraine and Georgia, this anti-Russian thin... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:05:50 AM
JPEG screen shot taken from image bySamuel Bailey ... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:44:23 AM
As usual, the economic arguments are beyond my und... by Michael David Morrissey on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:31:35 AM
My understanding of the "looting" is that the "res... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:57:09 AM
One of the best known historical schemes to knock ... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:18:09 AM
What, pray tell, is the "Taliban" doing in the tit... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:48:44 PM
I take Mr. Roberts' title as meaning that since in... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:32:53 PM
I won't dispute your interpretation but that you h... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:50:57 PM
Mr. Becker:I stick by my restatement or interpreta... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:43:55 AM
This is a sad story.After 12 or 33 years, dependin... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:41:08 AM
The official (CFR) account essentially agrees that... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:53:24 AM
Robert: Watch the video I recomended in the first ... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:33:27 AM
I have read Mr. Roberts for a long time and do you... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:02:45 AM
Defending glorious USA foreign policy:REALLY___ ON... by jean labrek on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 6:12:09 PM
Hmmm, try this version.  If you've just been ... by Samson on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:36:25 AM
"If you've just been fought to a draw, or perhaps ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:54:37 AM
A little bit of the history of the Ukraine would l... by Martin Cohen on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:25:48 PM
Please explain??  ... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:34:58 AM
Well, the events that come to my mind are the figh... by Samson on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:40:59 AM
Mr. Roberts points to "Ukrainian nationalists' hat... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:06:27 AM
I am trying to concentrate on the fine erudite con... by Michael David Morrissey on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:00:33 AM
There are also the legendary Stinko brothers who c... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:03:37 PM
I wrote this in Y 2004 but it is still relevant ap... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:02:53 AM
Interesting and wide-ranging.  No real change... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:14:43 AM
YesI am  saying exactly that.  Although ... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:59:59 AM
Good, because I don't quite get how we possibly ha... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:58:42 AM
The theory I have  you most likely  do n... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:08:24 PM
I have no doubts that Putin and Russia have many f... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:22:42 PM
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Thanks Mark, it is nice to have 'local perspective... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:28:00 PM
"Trouble" is not control by the west, and I posit ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:03:37 PM
>>"For months in his writing, Mr. Roberts ha... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:49:49 PM
I suspect that most politicians in the World, but ... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:13:14 PM
As you may recall from my essay a few weeks back, ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:34:49 PM
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Charles:You are more alarmist than I, who expects ... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 11:56:17 AM
More about possible discontinuities ahead, especia... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:01:29 PM
current Ukrainian brouhaha is a private enterprise... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:45:25 PM
But there is no proof, offered by you, Mark, or PC... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 11:57:20 AM
Read your diary, Mark.I strongly recommend everyon... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:14:07 PM
 it is my pleasureBut  as in all cases&n... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:50:01 PM
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I agree we should first focus on this country and ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:51:27 PM
Pardon me, as I descend from poetry into politics ... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:08:43 PM
The non-interventionist ideal, in USA postwar (pos... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:14:43 PM
Having descended from the poetic to the political,... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:33:21 PM
(Noting the comments above, esp. Samson and Roll's... by Martin Cohen on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:57:41 PM
If we here in the US do a survey  of educated... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:47:51 PM
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