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Mind control and Cyberwarfare: 'The Russians Are Coming!'

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The media campaign attacking Russia is in high gear these days. Russia is accused of cyberwarfare, leaking poor Hillary's emails, and now, of a slick disinformation campaign to undermine poor NATO, our bastion of peace.

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Then there is the traitor Edward Snowden, basking in sunny Moscow. He blew a loud whistle from Hong Kong in 2013, revealing numerous US global surveillance programs, many run by the National Security Agency, implicating telecommunication companies and European governments.

Though he had no desire to defect to Russia (and the Russians were reluctant to take him), he was denied his US passport, marooned in Moscow, and pleaded political asylum. What was poor Russia to do?

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Who planted the seed of discord?

Bush Sr and friends smiled and plied Yeltsin vodka in the 1990s, assuring him that NATO would never dream of expanding eastward, that Russia would now be the West's best friend, that together, they would bring peace and joy to the world. They even signed a scrap of paper in 1997 solemnly avowing this.

Sadly, the US, like the cannibal plant in Little Shop of Horrors, has an insatiable craving for human blood. "Feed me!" the plant cries incessantly, as its postmodern florist Seymor scurries to find or produce the necessary fresh blood.

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NATO kiss of death

NATO (excuse me, the plant) grows by leaps and bounds. I won't spoil the ending, but I suggest you hurry to see the off-off Broadway musical before it reaches us in real life. It is a cult classic.

Who interfered in Ukraine affairs?

New York Times journalist Neil MacFarquhar's "A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories" features an ominous picture of "unidentified soldiers" in Crimea in March 2014, the implication being that Russia had boldly invaded Crimea following the coup in Ukraine.

Crimea is a complex place, part of the Russian empire from the 18th century (taken from the Ottomans). It was never really part of the sorry looking Ukraine of today, which was never really a state until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, and has lurched from one crisis to another.

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Ukraine is the least functional of the dysfunctional pseudo-states created in 1991 by a tiny cabal of now ex-Soviet functionaries. They used the latest 'time of troubles'* to snatch personal power and become fabulously wealthy, with full support of the US. Until a coup by NATO-lovers and neofascists**--blessed by Obama--seized power in February 2014.

Nobel Peacenik Obama later admitted he tried to broker a deal during the coup, calling on the Ukrainian army to "stand down" to allow the formation of a "transitional government". Outrageous, but who cares if you violate international law in the interests of empire? Of course, no mention of this is made in MacFarquhar's piece, or anywhere else in western media.

Crimea from 1991 on has called for reunification with Russia. It was always an autonomous republic, and when the coup happened in February 2014, Crimeans jumped at the chance to make use of it. In March, 78 of the 100 Crimean parliamentarians voted to join Russia, and in a referendum 97% voted 'yes'.

What was poor Russia to do? Refuse to take the beleaguered Crimean Russians*** back into the fold? Cede its key military base--where its ships were still docked--to NATO?

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Eric writes for Al-Ahram Weekly and PressTV. He specializes in Russian and Eurasian affairs. His "Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games" and "From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization" are available at (more...)
 

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