Ukraine is just the sideshow. The main event is the destabilization of Russia and regime change. A resolution before Congress now is aimed to do just that. It could possibly lead to a war between the US and Russia too. The bill is House Resolution 758.
House Resolution 758 [ See it HERE ] could be the authorization for war with Russia. It wouldn't be the first time that this type of resolution was used to start a war.
George W. Bush cited Bill Clinton's Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (House Resolution 4655) in justifying Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq. If one liked the Iraq War one will love a War with Russia. And neocons, neoliberals, the military industrial complex and war profiteers loved the Iraq War.
House Resolution 758 is laying the legal groundwork. It has an Orwellian title:
"H.R. 758: Strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination."
An example of H.R. 758 provisions is to:
"Support the efforts by President Poroshenko to establish a lasting peace for Ukraine by disarming of separatist and paramilitary forces in eastern Ukraine and calls on the (US) President to provide the government of Ukraine with necessary defense articles, services, and intelligence in order to defend its territory and sovereignty."
Propaganda is a necessary first phase of starting a war. It creates the popular support. House Resolution 758 provides for a lot more war propaganda. It authorizes:
"The President and the Department of State to develop a strategy to produce or otherwise procure and distribute news and information in the Russian language to countries with significant Russian-speaking populations."
Does anybody doubt that this "Russian language" propaganda will find its way back into English speaking media? Almost every anti-Russian article in the Guardian starts with "Kiev says". Publishing propaganda and then having it picked up in the main stream media as "news" is an old trick.
The main stream media as usual kowtows to the government and plays its role of propagandists; instead of being an independent fourth estate that balances the excesses of the state. The Guardian has 'given up the ghost' and is now a full-fledged member of the propaganda machine of the main stream media too.
George Soros is the money man of Eurasia.net that has co-opted the Guardian to create the New East Network [ See it HERE ]. Other non-taxpaying and government-private funded, so-called "Non-Governmental Organizations" (NGO"s), have piled on with propaganda too. They do in public what the CIA used to do in private. The daily propaganda is intense and H.R. 758 contains provisions to further corrupt the media.
The West has lusted to colonize Russia and Ukraine for hundreds of years. Historically, Ukraine was part of Russia. Russia's first capital was not Moscow but Kiev. Russia and Ukraine have rich farm land, abundant natural resources, vast territory and a poor, but educated, population.
One of the main reasons Hitler started World War 2 was that he wanted to colonize the Russian 'bread basket' region of Ukraine. One reason that Hitler killed so many Ukrainians was that he wanted to ethnically cleanse Ukrainian and replace the population with German colonizers.
Past attempts of invading Russia ended in humiliating defeats for the invaders and also immense suffering for the Russian people. Russia has learned from the history of Western aggression. That history was why Stalin insisted at the end of WW2 that Russia needed to occupy the Satellite countries of Eastern Europe as a buffer zone against invasion.