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On the Precipice of Nuclear War

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Corporate media's misleading information on the Ukraine is bizarre, incomplete, not factual, and designed to bring about yet another war. It's the run-up to Iraq all over again. By their standards Putin is a monster, has invaded Kiev, and has an insatiable appetite for war. Compare the number of nations the US has bombed with that of Russia. Compared to the US they are a passive nation, which media refuses to disclose. What is truly frightening is the very distinct possibility of a nuclear confrontation between Russia and the US, a fact also completely ignored by corporate media. It is time for some relevant information on the Ukraine before the insane deciders bring us to a nuclear confrontation with Russia, which we all know no one wins.

For almost two centuries the US has insisted on enforcing the Monroe Doctrine in this hemisphere, and no major US politician would dare to suggest it is illegal or invalid. All would say it is America's right to maintain control of this hemisphere in order to protect ourselves. Why then does Russia not have the right to keep foreign powers from its borders, just as the US? The US, through its puppet NATO, has forced its way to the very doorstep of Russia, even though after the fall of the Soviet Republic, we agreed not to expand into any of the former Soviet states. We completely reneged on that promise, another unreported fact by corporate media, and encircled Russia in Eastern Europe with weapons and bases. Remember how swiftly the US risked nuclear war with Russia over the Cuban Missile Crises?? Imagine how Russia feels with the endless NATO military bases right at Russia's door. In 2008 the Russians bluntly told the US they would not tolerate further expansion into their sphere of influence, but the US completely disregarded that warning.

In an attempt to capture the Ukraine, the US poured 5 billion dollars into anti Ukraine government organizations, then picked a new leader, and when the European's called for restraint, Victoria Nuland, the foul mouthed US ambassador eloquently insulted them with her infamous quote: "F---- the Europeans". A coup of a democratically elected leader of the Ukraine was orchestrated and assisted by the US, and Ms. Nuland's champion, Yatsenyuk, ("Yatz is our man") emerged from the coup as the new US puppet. Neocons who planed this, were shocked that all Ukrainians would not accept our handpicked leader of the illegal government which is backed by neo Nazis and fascists. Seems Ukrainians believed they should have a say and were reluctant to accept Ms. Nuland's man as their leader. A civil war occurred and the US bears much responsibility for it by meddling and orchestrating an overthrow of a democratically elected leader in Russia's back yard.

According to German intelligence, over 50,000 people have been killed in their civil war and now the neocon warmongers and Mr. Obama, the neocon puppet, is preparing to arm the illegal government against those who resist and want self-determination. Mr. Obama says they are facing "separatist's aggression", a phrase I assume he would apply to the "Minutemen" of New England and the "Sons of Liberty" who led the American Revolution fighting for our freedom.

Europe has finally realized decision makers in the US are quite willing to get us into a nuclear war, and have stepped back. While the US most likely will send weapons to the illegal government in the Ukraine, all other sane nations have ruled that out, a fact ignored by corporate media. Germany, France, and others have flatly said no to sending arms, and most credible experts (not politicians) have warned against arming Kiev. It remains to be seen if the US can impose its will and drag Europe into this conflict. They seemingly have realized neocons don't care about a nuclear war with Russia, and are now independently seeking a diplomatic solution, much to the disappointment of the US. We don't like diplomacy, we like war. Recall recently, how disappointed we were when those pesky Russians managed to get Assad of Syria to give up all his chemical weapons (that Russian aggression yet again) when we were prepared to bomb them into oblivion. Russia frustrated the US, who prefers bombs to diplomacy.

Former leader of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and one time media darling, Mikhail Gorbachev, recently warned in the German publication Spiegel: "A war of this kind would unavoidably lead to a nuclear war." "We won't survive the coming years if someone loses their nerve in this overheated situation." "This is not something I'm saying thoughtlessly. I am extremely concerned."

Want a war with Russia? Want a nuclear war? Better do something. The inmates are running the asylum!

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Joe Clifford lives in Rhode Island and has written a regular column for an online newspaper and has contributed many articles to various RI newspapers. His articles deal almost exclusively with American Foreign policy but ventures into other (more...)

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