From Paul Craig Roberts:
Washington, enabled by its compliant but stupid NATO puppets, is pushing the Ukrainian situation closer to war.
German Chancellor Merkel has failed her country, Europe, and world
peace. Germany is the strength of the EU and NATO. Had Merkel said
“No” to sanctions on Russia, that would have been the end of the crisis
that Washington is brewing, a crisis unlikely to be ended short of war.
But Merkel has signed away the sovereignty of the German nation and
assigned the fate of Germany to a province in the American Empire. Thus
has Merkel and the weak
German leadership consigned the world to war. Already blamed for World
War 1 and World War 2, now Germany will be blamed for World War 3.
Washington’s mismanaged Ukrainian coup has cost Washington Crimea,
which Washington wanted most of all in order to deprive Russia of its
warm water naval base on the Black Sea. In addition, the mismanaged
overthrow of an elected government in Ukraine is threatening to also
lose the Russian cities of eastern Ukraine. Like Crimea, eastern
Ukraine is more Russian than Ukrainian.
In what is clearly a fruitless and pointless effort to get Crimea
back, Washington is demanding that Russia interfere in Crimea and
prevent Crimea from seceding from Ukraine. If the Russian government
refuses to follow Washington’s orders, Washington has announced that it
will inflict “damaging sanctions” on Russia. Initially, EU countries
expressed an unwillingness to go along with Washington, but with bribes
and threats, Washington has conquered Merkel and has its European
puppets lined up following orders.
Washington understands that economic sanctions are a far less threat
to Russia than the loss of its Black Sea naval base. Washington also
understands that Putin cannot possibly abandon the millions of Russians
in eastern and southern Ukraine to the mercy of the anti-Russian and
unelected government imposed by Washington in Kiev. As Washington knows
that its threat of sanctions is empty, why did Washington make it?
The answer is in order to drive the crisis to war. Washington’s
neoconservative nazis have been agitating for war with Russia for a long
time. They want to remove one of the three remaining restraints
(Russia, China, Iran) on Washington’s world hegemony. Washington wants
to break up the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
before these countries form a separate currency bloc and avoid the use
of the US dollar.
Russia will respond in kind to Washington’s sanctions. European
peoples and Western banks and corporations will suffer losses. It would
be at least two or three years before Washington has in place means of
delivering US natural gas achieved by fracking and contamination of US
water supplies to Europe to take the place of Russia’s cutoff of energy
The Western presstitute media will dramatize the Russian response to
sanctions and demonize Russia, while ignoring who started the fight,
thereby helping Washington prepare Americans for war. As neither side
can afford to lose the war, nuclear weapons will be used. There will be
All of this is perfectly clear, just as was the obvious conclusion of
the march of events leading up to World War 1. Now, like then, the
people who see the outcome are powerless to stop it. Delusion rules.
Arrogance and hubris overflow. Statements and actions become ever more
reckless, and then there is hell to pay.
Americans and Europeans, if they had any awareness at all, would be
in the streets violently protesting the coming war toward which the
insane criminals in Washington are driving the world.
Instead, the German chancellor, the French president, the British
prime minister and the Western presstitute media continue to lie: It
was legitimate for the West to steal Kosovo from Serbia and to steal the
Ukrainian government, but it is not legitimate for the Russian
population of Crimea to exercise self-determination and return to
Russia. Washington and its EU puppets even have the audacity to declare
falsely, after overthrowing an elected government in Ukraine and
installing an unelected one, that Crimean self-determination violates
the Ukrainian constitution, which no longer exists because Washington
The criminally insane government in Washington has pushed the Russian bear into a corner. The bear is not going to surrender.