Wayne Madsen — Strategic Culture 31.01.2014
Make no mistake about it, Ukraine’s troubles, engineered from outside of the country by the usual troika of the European Union <<securocrats> > who are beholden to the interests of the United States and NATO, George Soros-funded and U.S. non-governmental organization-trained street and social media provocateurs, and the Central Intelligence Agency and its diplomat-spies, is a template for what the West has planned for Russia…
The so-called <<Euromaidan> > protest, so named because pro-European Union protesters turned Kyiv’s Maidan (Independence) Square into a version of Cairo’s Tahrir (Freedom) Square in the early stages of the Western-backed insurrection against the democratically- elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, was a replay of the Orange Revolution of 2004 that installed pro-U.S. Viktor Yushchenko into office. Ruling with Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the Yushchenko regime was beset with scandal after scandal and finally rejected by Ukraine’s voters. But elections that go against the interests of the EU, NATO, the European central bankers, and the Soros provocateurs on the payroll of the CIA are never tolerated for long.
In keeping with the new policy of the United States to turn its embassies around the world into hives for the opposition in nations where the U.S. opposes the ruling government, the U.S. embassy in Kyiv has been headed by an interventionist ambassador.
Just as U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has thrown open the doors of the U.S. embassy in Moscow to political provocateurs opposed to the government, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv, Geoffrey Pyatt, has done the same with so-called Maidan protesters. Pyatt, who is accredited to the government of Ukraine, promised his full support to the protesters, a hostile act, which in the past would have had any American ambassador expelled from any country to which he or she were accredited for gross interference in the domestic affairs of the host nation…
Like McFaul, Pyatt’s history suggests that he conforms to the neo-con philosophy of an aggressive America pushing its influence and policies on all the nations of the world. Both Pyatt and McFaul have targeted the domestic opposition in their host countries with a view toward fomenting rebellion and political unrest. Pyatt’s State Department background strongly suggests he has had some experience in subterfuge, mostly from his posting to Honduras in the early 1990s, a few years after the CIA incubated a deadly force of right wing murderous vigilantes in that nation. Since arriving in Kyiv since August 2013, Pyatt has spent more time currying contacts with Ukraine’s Jewish community than in talks with members of the Ukrainian government. Pyatt is seen more at synagogues, seminars on anti-Semitism, and memorials than in Ukrainian government ministries or even Ukrainian Orthodox or Catholic churches. At the same time, Pyatt gives quiet support to the umbrella protest organizations that include FEMEN naked women protesters who have aggressively attacked symbols of Christianity throughout Ukraine, including cutting down a Christian cross in Kyiv.
Considering the many years that Soros’s Open Society Institute, the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other interventionist groups have infiltrated organs of government, education, and media in eastern Europe, the Visegrad Group of Four summit held recently in Budapest came up with a communique that urged all sides to conduct a peaceful dialogue in Ukraine. Only Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk saw a role for the European Union in Ukraine’s affairs, a problematic stance because of the hostility of the EU to Yanukovych. Prime Ministers Viktor Orban of Hungary, Bohuslav Sobotka of the Czech Republic, and Robert Fico of Slovakia were much more measured in calling for a peaceful resolution to Ukraine’s problems.
Orban, sensing continued violence in Ukraine could spill over its borders, called for the interior ministers of the Visegrad Four to meet soon. Orban said, <<We are neighbors… and we need to be prepared for difficult situations. That is why the interior ministers should meet and align their moves> > .
The Visegrad Four communique was of little comfort to the United States, which encouraged militancy when the war hawk Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona, the neo-liberal Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, and neo-con Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland urged, in personal speeches to protesters on Maidan square, a call for greater action to demand the ouster of the Yanukovych government.
In the weeks following the visit of the Americans, the United States began imposing sanctions on Ukrainian government officials, including denying U.S. visas to certain individuals. The U.S. move corresponded to Magnitsky Law sanctions against certain Russian government officials. It is now clear that neo-cons in the Democratic and Republican parties are seeking to haul from Cold War mothballs the infamous Jackson-Vanik law that imposed sanctions on the Soviet Union commensurate with its granting exit visas to Soviet Jews. Pyatt’s activities of narrow interest in Ukraine bear an eerie resemblance to those of Robert Strauss and other U.S. ambassadors to Moscow during the time of Jackson-Vanik.
After the agitation by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in urging Yanukovych to appoint a pro-European Union government, the Ukrainian President announced he was taking a medical leave of absence. Yanukovych’s decision, following closely on the heels of the resignation of Prime Minister Azarov, left a power vacuum in Kyiv. Such instability on Ukraine was the goal of Pyatt, Soros, Nuland, McCain, and the other U.S. interventionists but the situation opened the door for further violence and even a civil war in Ukraine. A civil war involving pro-NATO western Ukrainian militants, pro-Russian Ukrainians in the eastern Donbass region, with the secession by Russian-speakers in the Crimea, where Russia’s Black Sea fleet is based, would open Russia’s underbelly to the possibility of armed intervention by Western Special Forces on the eve of and during the Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi on the Black Sea. For the neo-cons and their think tank apparatchiks inside America’s war colleges, particularly the National Defense University and Naval War College, such a scenario is fodder for those who still salivate when reading the fictional U.S.-Russia war novels of the late Tom Clancy. But for the people of Ukraine and surrounding nations, such brinksmanship is fraught with danger.
However, the Soros-influenced Prague Post was chomping at the bit for a war between Russia and anti-Russian militants in western Ukraine. On January 30, the paper published a column by a Voice of America reporter, which reminded its readers that <<In the late 1940s, the mortality rate for Soviet troops fighting Ukrainian insurgents in Western Ukraine was higher than the mortality rate for Soviet troops fighting in Afghanistan in the 1980s.> > Throughout Ukraine, the black and red flag of the UPA, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which killed many Soviet troops in the late 1940s, was unfurled as a message to Russia. The appearance of old flags, the former flag of Syria, the flag of the former Libyan kingdom, the Shah’s flag in Iran, is a hallmark of Soros manipulators as a method to incite certain sectors of the population who yearn for past oligarchic regimes.
For many neo-con opportunists and provocateurs, the events in Ukraine are torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel. However, such adventurism should remain in the realm of fictional ramblings of those who seek war over peace. They have no place in the real world.
Courtesy Peter Myers