Saturday, 26 April 2014

Russia Threatens Response if Pro-Kremlin Rebels Attacked in Ukraine


Russia issued a blunt warning Wednesday it would respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in the restive east of the country braced for a new military offensive by Kiev.

The threat by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, recalling the 2008 war with Georgia over South Ossetia, came as US troops were headed to region in a show of force after Washington again warned Moscow of new sanctions over the escalating crisis.

“If we are attacked, we would certainly respond,” Lavrov told state-controlled RT television.

“If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly, like they were in South Ossetia for example, I do not see any other way but to respond in accordance with international law.”

He did not elaborate, but the reference to South Ossetia strongly hinted at the possibility of military action.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/23/russia-threatens-response-if-pro-kremlin-rebels-attacked-in-ukraine/

The US is looking to restart the Cold War.
Expect to see the pro-Kremlin rebels attacked until Russia responds.

The US is in dire economic condition and a war excuse is exactly what the Obama administration will use to account for the upcoming calamity. The US will probably not fully intervene but allow Russia to retake the country whilst protesting the whole time. The idea is to cause a schism between Russia and the EU.

Another ploy appears to be preparing a schism between the west and China: Obama: U.S. will defend Japan if China seizes Senkaku Islands.

The big question is whether this is all bluff? With the world financial-economic system so entwined do the banking interests that control Washington want to see this conflict unfold, or have they stashed away enough Gold so that the very elite at the top will be protected? Is this a way for the US to default on all its debt?

Overall, for society in general, the (partial) unwinding of globalisation is a good idea, but this upheaval causing method is not the right way to go about it. An honest appraisal of the situation would allow the reintroduction of international borders and the implementation of capital controls that would restore some balance to the world economy. Honesty, on the other hand, is something that is not readily forthcoming from the powers that be - because it admits error on their part - so this may be the preferred method, designed to hide what is really going on, thereby shifting blame for any hardships that arise.

However, if the Ebola virus outbreak goes global then all bets are off. (And we still have the Fukushima disaster to contend with!)

Related Info:

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2014.]

3 comments:

Unknown said...

spook,

This business in the Ukraine upsets me...more maybe than the same nonsense in Syria, Iraq, and so forth.

I have been persuaded that the US intellifgence services has injected lots of money, ..maybe up to $5 billion in the last ten years into opposition groups in the Ukraine. I am appalled that they have allowed these random sniper attacks and then the fascist elements in the country to come to power...

It seems to me that these attacks on Russia's periphery are not all just going to weaken Russia. It would seem the people there are going to be able to see and prepare themselves for the pernicious influence of the American empire. Whereas, and this is because of the west's sorry public press, American's will be completely unprepared mentally or physically.

I suspect the countries of the west will not all go along with the American's spin what's gone on in the Ukraine. I suspect at some point the countries of Europe will split into those that go with the US and those that do not.

So Germany will not go with the US, I suspect. Nor will the old countries of Europe. The new Europe, including Poland, Bulgaria, the Latvias, and so forth, that cannot exist without the Americans proping them up, will go with the US.

Russia and BRIC countries in general will have to oppose the US now or, like Islamic oil producers in general, be destroyed piecemeal later by the US.

The US cannot afford to have any real opposition. That's part of Brezinski's principles for a stable world of US domination. Don't let anyone challenge the US.

The reason you have to have fascist/Nazi types take provoke and take out the Russian is that, as they supposed in the 30's and 40's, they will be easy to get rid of later. ..and they are expendable now.

So, the US does not care what happens in the Ukraine so long as Russia is pinned down, ...much as in Afghanistan.

sad...

SpookyOne said...

Unknown,

Two things come to mind in the present situation.

The first is over-reach with US foreign policy. The agenda to foment war and conflict is pushing the US military and people to their limits. The procession of questionable interventions, arming extremists in Syria, is confusing those that have bought into the propaganda. The US establishment's very actions weaken their position to the public, and on the world stage.

Because US actions are relatively reckless this gives players like Russia and the BRICS room to manoeuvrer on the world stage. So long as the BRICS keep pointing out what is really going on, arm twist behind the scenes via economic leverage, and stick to International Law, the US and its western (EU) supporters will have a disadvantage.

The second element is that the corrupt actions are extremely transparent considering today's online media environment.

The biggest problem for the present band of Western criminals is they've become very unsubtle. They seem to favour a bludgeoning style of propaganda and hubris that does not work in the long run. It doesn't work anymore, or at least is starting to fail - in terms of fooling all of the people all of the time.

The Russians should stick to their guns as much as possible in Ukraine. They should keep calling for general elections whilst plainly pointing out what the real deal is in terms of the coup government in Kiev and double standards in terms of supporting a popular uprising.

If Kiev initiates a serious level of violence against the counter-revolution in the East, without trying to bring elections, then it's likely Russia will defend the militias - which seems logical.

In this event I would expect an overwhelming show of force, but in a measured way, where invading Russian Army units would call for surrender rather than fight.

I hope it does not come down to such an eventuality and that NATO forces are not accumulating in Western Ukraine, or on the border.

The key is for the Russians to stick to International convention in any eventuality.

It's hard to see how there will be no schism between the West and Russia (BRICS) over what is happening here - which may be the whole point, or at least an 'opportunity' that they'll seize upon.

Spook

Unknown said...

spook,

One thought I've had is that...in an effort to prevent capital flight out of the U.S., the military and intelligence agencies provoke in subtle and not so subtle ways conflict and instability in foreign countries. This may not be the primary reason behind the wars, and other such foolishness, but it must be a desirable motivation.

No one wants to invest in a country that has a war going on. So, the U.S. is driven to attack or otherwise undermine the political stability of BRIC countries.