Thx for posting this article! Sums up succinctly: “The United States cannot allow Russia reap the benefits of its own vast resources. Oh, no. It has to be chastised, it has to be bullied, it has to be sanctioned, isolated, threatened and intimidated. That’s how the system really works. The free market stuff is just horsecrap for the sheeple.”
Ukraine has nothing to do with sovereignty, democracy or (alleged) Russian aggression. That’s all propaganda, says Mike Whitney.
THE UNITED STATES does not want a war with Russia, it simply feels that it has no choice.
If the State Department hadn’t initiated a coup in Ukraine to topple the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, then the US could not have inserted itself between Russia and the EU, thus, disrupting vital trade routes which were strengthening nations on both continents.
The economic integration of Asia and Europe–including plans for high-speed rail from China (“The New Silk Road”) to the EU–poses a clear and present danger for the US whose share of global GDP continues to shrink and whose significance in the world economy continues to decline.
For the United States to ignore this new rival (EU-Russia) would be the equivalent of throwing in the towel and accepting a future in which the…
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