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The thoroughly corrupt US state-corporate media has been making hay out of the ongoing vilification of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Particularly in order to firmly affix the devil horns to his head in presenting a false narrative on the events in Ukraine. There is no reference to reality or to actual history that is presented in order to offer any perspective in the selling of the looming "Russian invasion" as well as lurid tales of Putin's resurrection of the old Soviet Empire. It is as much a shameless and blatant con job as that fairy tale of the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate was in pushing the phony war on terror. Not only is the fact that the problems in Ukraine were created by a US backed putsch of the sitting democratically elected president Viktor Yanukovych in which the assistance of some of the most vile elements of European fascists and neo-Nazis was critical but that the entire hostile takeover of the "Yats" austerity government has ample US corporate backing and billions of dollars in pirate booty are in play.
The false narrative continued on the Sunday morning masturbatory festival of the so-called 'news' shows that are in reality establishment forums where lickspittles playing journalists participate in the launching of the weekly talking points. Appearing on ABC's This Week - the network that incredibly retained the services of the Joseph Goebbels of the neocon global domination cult in William Kristol - was the UN Ambassador and hard core warmonger Samantha Power. Power should be more appropriately known as Mrs. Cass Sunstein, the authoritarian Obama intimate whose animosity towards free speech and association knows no bounds. Sunstein is the co-author of the position paper "Conspiracy Theories" in which he advocates for the use of operatives of the US government to "cognitively infiltrate" so-called "anti-government" groups which as we have seen in the post September 11, 2001, post-democracy place that is known as The Homeland pretty much is a blanket definition to encompass any and all who oppose the corrupt state comprising both Deep State elements as well as the visible exo-skeleton that is the political realm. Not that it is anything original, COINTELPRO already did it as did such inspirations for neocon ideology as Stalin and Hitler. The larger point is that the pair of Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein are yet another of the incestuous intermarrying within the establishment political class. Some other notable examples would be NBC's prominent 'news' correspondent Andrea Mitchell and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Victoria "f*ck the EU" Nuland and Robert Kagan, a co-founder of the neocon Project For the New American Century (PNAC). There is neither sufficient time nor space to provide a more detailed accounting of such relationships.
But I digress...
Mrs. Power-Sunstein delivered the goods t o a national television audience as would be expected in continuing to push the official bullshit of what is going on in Ukraine. Specifically that the evil Putin is behind the growing anti-austerity protests in the eastern portion of the country. That the region has been historically aligned with Russia wonderfully serves the talking points to perfection in painting the resistance as "pro-Russian" separatists. What is always omitted though, as it was again during the weekly edition of the Sunday morning festival of self-serving bloviation is any discussion or mention that any dissent that exists against the illegally installed puppet government of the interim Prime Minister Arseniy "Yats" Yatsenyuk is legitmate. It is really dissent which is being waged against an unelected government that was put into place through foreign intervention and chicanery capitalizing on subterfuge and what may or not be a false flag sniper attack. The sniper incident served as the catalyst for the violent uprising in the streets of Kiev among snowflakes and flames in movie-like battle scenes that the US and European satellite propaganda machines ensured would be transmitted for maximum effect. Who it was that actually murdered those people, protesters and police alike is a mystery that seems to exist in order to remain unsolved -- just like the Ghouta gassings that were used to push a war on Syria late last summer under false pretenses.
The following is excerpted from the transcript:
SAMANTHA POWER, US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN: Well, it has all the tell-tale signs of what we saw in Crimea. It's professional, it's coordinated. There's nothing grass roots seeming about it. That forces are doing in each of the six or seven cities that they've been active in exactly the same thing, so certainly it bears the tell-tale signs of Moscow's involvement.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Martha also talked about the possibility of raising sanctions. But can the United States actually do anything that would really stop Russia at this point?
POWER: Well, George, already the sanctions that we put in place have brought the ruble to an all-time low in terms of its value. The Russian stock market has depreciated by 20 percent. Investors are fleeing. And that's just on the basis of the sanctions that we put in place up to this point.
The President has made clear that depending on Russian behavior, sectoral sanctions against energy, banking, mining could be on the table. And there's a lot in between.
So, I think we've seen that the sanctions can bite. And if actions like the kind that we've seen over the last few days continue, you're going to see a ramping up of those sanctions.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Those threats -- or initial sanctions have not stopped Russia from going in to Crimea. Do we believe that Vladimir Putin wants the eastern Ukraine?
POWER: I think the actions that he is undertaking certainly give credence to that idea. But I will say in the conversations that we have, of course, they keep insisting, no, that's not what we want, that's not what we want. But everything they're doing suggests the opposite.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And will they have control over the eastern Ukraine no matter what?
POWER: I think there are elections coming up. The leadership in Ukraine have made very clear that they're prepared to have a conversation about autonomy and decentralization. And that's what makes, again, this action so outrageous and so ironic, because just at the very time the prime minister was going to the regions to talk about how the legitimate interests of Russian speakers could be tended to, this kind of action takes place. And it makes you think that they -- that a military solution is what...
STEPHANOPOULOS: If they continue, will the peace talks still go forward?