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Ukraine's Conflict: a History and Status-Report, for Ukraine, U.S., and the World

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See Barack Obama's Real Achievements in Ukraine, with Your Own Eyes, via Videos:

They're Like George W. Bush's Real Achievements in Iraq, But Authentically Nuclear

Eric Zuesse

(This article will consist primarily of videos documenting actual events. The links that are in boldface are to videos of what is being verbally described here. Non-boldface links are instead to text articles that further describe or discuss those events that are being referred to.)

February 2014: The Obama Administration's coup ousts the pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and takes control in Ukraine.

(If you want to see a full and detailed transcript and explanation of the complete phone-call that's excerpted in just a snippet there, at 0:49-1:43, in which is revealed that the "Maidan" violence in late February, which had produced the February coup, was orchestrated actually from the White House, just click here, and go down to the portion that's presented in italics there, which is the call's complete transcript.)

This U.S. coup in Ukraine culminated George W. Bush's policy of taking Ukraine out of its orbit of being a planet in the Russian solar system (Russia being the large nation bordering Ukraine, and definitely Ukraine's "sun"), and of transforming Ukraine into a U.S. military base instead, right next door to Russia -- much like Khruschev did to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, but now turning the tables against Russia, and now hoping to do it successfully though in the exact opposite direction, even though Russia is no longer communist, and so the ideological reason (or was it just a rationalization?) is now entirely gone.

In order to make this wrenching change of Ukraine, from a Russia-ally, to a U.S.-ally, stick, Obama needed to get rid of the residents in southeastern Ukraine, the people who had voted Yanukovych into office. If those people were to have stayed, then another pro-Russian would be able to become elected President of Ukraine, and so Obama's coup there could easily and soon become undone by an election. Furthermore, those people there live on a huge shale-gas field and they resist fracking (they don't want their water to become poisoned). Western oil companies want access there to frack for its gas. Moreover Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was recently placed onto the board of directors of the largest privately owned shale-gas operation in Ukraine, Burisma Holdings (owned by the mastermind of the May 2nd Odessa massacre against the Obama coup's local opponents in Odessa). Its owner, Ihor Kolomoysky, was appointed to be his region's Governor, by the person (Arseniy Yatsenyuk) who was appointed by the person (Victoria Nuland) who was appointed by the persons (Hillary Clinton and John Kerry) who were appointed by President Barack Obama, who is in the pocket of Big Oil just as he is of Wall Street. Obama is that, though he talks a line of criticism against them both, in order to make suckers of liberal fools and pass as a "Democrat" (without whose electoral support he'd never have been able to win Democratic primaries and thus any national political office at all as a black man, because the Republican Party certainly wouldn't have put forth a Black for President in 2008), and though Big Oil and Wall Street usually donate far more to the self-acknowledged Republicans than they do to the closeted ones such as Obama and the other utterly corrupt "Democrats," who can get enough of our oligarchs' money so as for oligarchs to control the top, Presidential, level, of the Democratic Party -- which, in the era of big-money politics, our oligarchs unfortunately do control, and not only control the entirety of the Republican Party.

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And, then, there developed in full force the ethnic-cleansing campaign, to get rid of those people who had elected Yanukovych. The invasion and bombing of the people who live in southeastern Ukraine has been ceaseless for months now.

4 July 2014: Obama's regime prepares to destroy the city of Slovyansk, which had voted for the Ukrainian President whom Obama had just ousted.

After that City was destroyed, Obama's forces went on to the much larger City of Donetsk, to destroy it, too.

On 12 July 2014, here were the results in Donetsk's suburb.

And, then, these are more of their results as they have encircled Donetsk.

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As of August 9th, the other large southeastern City, Lugansk, was utterly destroyed. This great victory for Obama went unheralded at the White House, and in Western "news" media. Obama must be a modest man.

And, here, as of mid-June, were the women and children fleeing to refugee camps that are still being set up now in Russia for, ultimately, perhaps millions of former Ukrainian voters.

Obama has achieved a lot in Ukraine. He has gotten rid of lots of "terrorists" there, as the new Ukrainian regime refers to its victims.

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Eric Zuesse, Great article & e-links to oligarch b... by Douglas Jack on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:14:23 PM
The SBU tries to cover its traces by deleting pict... by Ethan Hollow on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 3:04:29 PM
I looked at the pictures in the two links you supp... by George Masni on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:29:55 PM by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 4:09:44 AM
Irina, when you say "we found out that Buk is not ... by Neelz on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:26:13 AM
Links seem not to work: Russian transport of the B... by Neelz on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:43:29 AM
I just explained to George Masni, what is the diff... by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:31:59 PM
If you believe that a BUK shot down MH17 and was ... by George Masni on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:50:46 AM
George it was indeed not taken in Krasnodonsk, but... by Neelz on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 7:08:02 PM
on OpedNews a lot of useful articles. Moreover, ma... by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:07:22 PM
Words and actions, two different things for a Russ... by mennie on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:26:39 PM
Referring to the articles on Oped as useful, I'll... by Neelz on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:50:00 PM
Now down to you points: 1) Two things I want to p... by Neelz on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:50:27 PM
2.I propose to leave to the experts to determine t... by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 5:25:48 PM
The conversation between pilots or pilot and groun... by mennie on Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 12:59:15 AM
Russia has certainly not used its influence on the... by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 5:29:10 PM
Re. your #4 "made the tapes public":You're citing ... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 8:17:33 PM
Your post above is purposely supplying false evi... by George Masni on Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:43:31 PM
Larry, I'm really surprised that you bring the 'ti... by Neelz on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 5:39:38 AM
Why, then, NATO troops not attacking? They are dre... by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 4:36:34 PM
NATO troops? Really? Where did you find your proof... by Neelz on Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:57:26 AM
NATO provided Maidan with snipers, according to a ... by Guglielmo Tell on Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 6:52:31 PM
if only you would actually not read from RT source... by Neelz on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:51:28 PM
1. Reply to comments in BOTH columns:It's good tha... by Guglielmo Tell on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:51:25 PM
2. On "advisors": they organized coups in Latin A... by Guglielmo Tell on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 7:12:12 PM
3. And on white phosphorus being used in Donetsk -... by Guglielmo Tell on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 7:28:11 PM
I wanted to thank You for participation in all the... by Guglielmo Tell on Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 7:12:32 PM
Thanks for the references and links, Irina __ Russ... by urb musak on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 4:18:49 PM
Eric, thank you so much! ... by Ирина Волкова on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 8:28:56 AM
Well, thank you! ... by Eric Zuesse on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:26:33 PM
Romanian military expert, pilot and former deputy ... by Ethan Hollow on Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:47:44 PM