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Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He is the author of Implosion: An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe.
All Washington wants “to do is to demolish Russia, demolish the name of President Putin, who has been extraordinary in his diplomacy,” former World Bank staff Peter Koenig told Press TV in a phone interview on Sunday.
He believed that Putin tried to “arrange an agreement between various parties and specially to remain peaceful.”
“That’s not what the United States really wants,” he said. “They want to take the full grasp of Ukraine.”
“The United States actually caused this Nazi coup in Kiev a year ago,” said Koenig.
Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions of Donetsk and Lugansk in the east have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Russia forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations to silence pro-Moscow protests in mid-April 2014.
Violence intensified later in May after the two flashpoint regions held local referendums in which their residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation.
Earlier this month, a group of US senators, including Chairman of US Senate Committee on Armed Services John McCain, urged President Barack Obama’s administration to supply Kiev with lethal arms.
This came as the US and its Western allies accuse Moscow of sending troops into eastern Ukraine in support of the pro-Russian forces.
Moscow, however, denies any involvement. It also has warned the US against sending weapons to Ukraine, saying the move would cause “colossal damage” to ties between the two countries.
Paul Craig Roberts, american économiste:
The cost to Europe of complying with Washington’s sanctions against Russia has reached the breaking point: If this report is correct http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-14/russia-cuts-ukraine-gas-supply-6-european-countries it sounds like the Russians have had enough of the dumbshits in Washington and Washington’s dumbshit vassals in Europe. Russia says: the natural gas no longer goes through Ukraine. It goes to Turkey. If Europe wants it, Europe can build the pipeline from Turkey. Perhaps Europe will freeze to death this winter and nothing will be left of Washington’s puppet state empire. Then Washington would have to stand alone as a war criminal aggressor without European cover.
""Washington and its neoconservative monsters have destroyed trust with demonization and blame of Russia for violence in Ukraine for which Washington is responsible.
Washington has forced Europe to impose economic sanctions on Russia that are based entirely on lies and false accusations. The Russians know this. They recognize the blatant hostility, the blatant lies, the never-ending crude propaganda, the hypocritical double-standards, the push toward war.
By destroying trust, Washington has resurrected the threat of nuclear armageddon. Washington’s destruction of trust between nuclear powers is the crime of the century."
Ron Paul institute for peace and prosperity
Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time?
Will the shaky cease-fire in Ukraine that began this weekend hold up and end a conflict that was threatening a nuclear war between the United States and Russia?
The answer to the first question is yes.
"Today [decembre, 4th, 2014] the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever. H. Res. 758 was billed as a resolution “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.”
In fact, the bill was 16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush, if they were capable of such a thing.
These are the kinds of resolutions I have always watched closely in Congress, as what are billed as “harmless” statements of opinion often lead to sanctions and war. I remember in 1998 arguing strongly against the Iraq Liberation Act because, as I said at the time, I knew it would lead to war. I did not oppose the Act because I was an admirer of Saddam Hussein – just as now I am not an admirer of Putin or any foreign political leader – but rather because I knew then that another war against Iraq would not solve the problems and would probably make things worse. We all know what happened next.
That is why I can hardly believe they are getting away with it again, and this time with even higher stakes: provoking a war with Russia that could result in total destruction!"
Read the full text at : http://www.infowars.com/reckless-congress-declares-war-on-russia/
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Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
"In Asia Russia has good relations with China, India and Japan. Russia, China's biggest arms supplier, has signed a $400 billion pipeline agreement to export Russian gas to China. China's leader Xi Jinping recently predicted that the Sino-Russian relationship could become the number-one relationship in the world. India, despite Narendra Modi's Western leanings, continues a strong strategic, political and military relationship with annual visits exchanged between New Delhi and Moscow. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sees Russia as a potential ally against a rising China.
Clearly, Putin is not that slouched bored kid in the back of the class but a smart, tough realist moving Russia towards great power status."
Henry Kissinger, one of the most dreaded going into the war of American politics, takes a stand against the policies of Obama and Kerry, and is found, probably for the first time in his life, in agreement with Noam Chomsky:
The views of Henry Kissinger and Noam Chomsky on this conflict are quite similar, though it’s difficult to find two more polar opposites regarding U.S. foreign policy. Indeed, Chomsky has been a long-time critic of Kissinger for the bombings in Southeast Asia and the various coups against democratic leaders that occurred during his tenure. Chomsky has said that in a just world, Kissinger certainly would have been prosecuted for these actions. (These were the war crimes that CODEPINK recently protested before the Senate Finance Committee.)
Yet when it comes to Ukraine, Chomsky and Kissinger essentially agree with each other. They disagree with the more hawkish Obama administration and the even more extreme Sen. John McCain — who are both escalating the conflict in their own ways.
Chomsky has described Ukraine as a “crisis [that] is serious and threatening,” further noting that some people compare it to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. In discussing Russia and Crimea he reminds readers that, “Crimea is historically Russian; it has Russia’s only warm-water port, the home of Russia’s fleet; and has enormous strategic significance.”
Kissinger agrees. In an interview with Spiegel, published in November, Kissinger says, “Ukraine has always had a special significance for Russia. It was a mistake not to realize that.”
"Crimea is a special case. Ukraine was part of Russia for a long time. You can’t accept the principle that any country can just change the borders and take a province of another country. But if the West is honest with itself, it has to admit that there were mistakes on its side. The annexation of Crimea was not a move toward global conquest. It was not Hitler moving into Czechoslovakia."
Jack Matlock, former Us ambassador in Soviet Union
Foreign american policy is "autistic"; Matlock makes the point that Reagan’s successors have done a thorough job of destroying the trust between America and Russia. In the last two years the destruction of trust has been total. Here, a speech of Matlock about Americain foreign policy.
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
We have always taken pride in not shooting from the hip, but rather in doing intelligence analysis that is evidence-based. The evidence released to date does not bear close scrutiny; it does not permit a judgment as to which side is lying about the shoot-down of Flight 17. Our entire professional experience would incline us to suspect the Russians – almost instinctively. Our more recent experience, particularly observing Secretary Kerry injudiciousness in latching onto one spurious report after another as “evidence,” has gone a long way toward balancing our earlier predispositions.
It seems that whenever Kerry does cite supposed “evidence” that can be checked – like the forged anti-Semitic fliers distributed in eastern Ukraine or the photos of alleged Russian special forces soldiers who allegedly slipped into Ukraine – the “proof” goes “poof” as Kerry once said in a different context. Still, these misrepresentations seem small peccadillos compared with bigger whoppers like the claim Kerry made on August 30, 2013, no fewer than 35 times, that “we know” the government of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical incidents near Damascus nine days before.
We reiterate our recommendations of May 4, that you (the president) remove the seeds of this confrontation by publicly disavowing any wish to incorporate Ukraine into NATO and that you make it clear that you are prepared to meet personally with Russian President Putin without delay to discuss ways to defuse the crisis and recognize the legitimate interests of the various parties. The suggestion of an early summit got extraordinary resonance in controlled and independent Russian media. Not so in “mainstream” media in the U.S. Nor did we hear back from you.
Three independant blogs, no members of the "presstitude" medias:
https://consortiumnews.com/ : The site of Robert Parry
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