Provoked

Now we know, thanks to former German Chancellor Merkel that the Minsk Agreement was nothing but a stalling tactic to allow NATO to militarize Ukraine as an anti-Russian proxy and fortify it for an inevitable war. She recently publicly stated that the Minsk agreements, which were broken by Ukrainian and NATO, were never intended to be honored. They were simply designed to buy time to build Ukrainian forces to attack the ethnic Russians in the Donbas and perhaps Russia itself.

So much for the “unprovoked” invasion meme. Merkel confirmed exactly what Russia said was the reason for the invasion. This interview, which has hardly been mentioned by the neocons and their corporate media flunkies, is amazing and has reconfirmed that the EU was full collaborator with the U.S. project – not just to cripple Russia financially, but to have her bleed on the battlefield too.

So much for the endlessly repeated narrative of “unprovoked Russian invasion”.

On a recent interview with the Useful Idiots podcast, Noam Chomsky stated that the only reason we hear the word “unprovoked” every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it.

“Right now if you’re a respectable writer and you want to write in the main journals, you talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you have to call it ‘the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s a very interesting phrase; it was never used before. You look back, you look at Iraq, which was totally unprovoked, nobody ever called it ‘the unprovoked invasion of Iraq.’ In fact I don’t know if the term was ever used — if it was it was very marginal. Now you look it up on Google, and hundreds of thousands of hits. Every article that comes out has to talk about the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Why? Because they know perfectly well it was provoked,” Chomsky said. “That doesn’t justify it, but it was massively provoked. Top US diplomats have been talking about this for 30 years, even the head of the CIA.”

It’s become more than obvious that Biden was brought to power by the national security state to launch a war against Russia. Biden was up to his neck in the US-led coup in Ukraine in 2014, was subsequently appointed to be the American prefect in Ukraine; and began preparing for war the day he entered office. From 2014 forward the US was arming, supplying, and training Ukrainian militias, including significant contingents of self-described Nazis, to fight in the civil war that the US instigated.

Essentially, the conflict was largely a US concoction aimed at using proxies to weaken Russia in order to achieve its broader geopolitical goals. These latest attacks confirm that the United States is committed to resolving this crisis through the use of military force. That means a negotiated settlement is not only out-of-the-question, but is seen as anathema to Washington’s strategic objectives.

The reason why the US provoked a war with Russia is first and foremost that the poor policy choices of the US political leadership over the last five decades ended American economic and political dominance somewhere around 2008. Starting in the 1970s, market fundamentalist ideology became the American tool of choice for extracting wealth from poor and working people and nations around the globe. The political class, acting at the behest of industrialists and Wall Street, believed the fantasy that “American exceptionalism” and not imperialist looting, had made rich Americans rich. 

And now that these fantasies have turned to be just that our feral elite have been left with war as the only means to maintain primacy. Going further, it’s obvious that while the Cold War against the Soviet Union ended, the “Cold War” against the “enemies” of the United States did not. Furthermore, there’s abundant evidence that the U.S. establishment is willing to risk nuclear winter—in other words, mutual annihilation—to hold onto economic primacy.

Our amazing Technicolor propaganda system is the primary reason the US elite have been able to initiate a new “Cold War”, but next week we’ll discuss how and why this regime is breaking down and becoming increasingly ineffective.

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