Things Will Get Worse Until the U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea
Unless the U.S. governmentâs lies about Crimea â the âRussia seized Crimeaâ narratives â become acknowledged toÂ beÂ lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because the world is sliding toward World War IIIÂ based uponÂ these lies, and will therefore inevitably continue that slide until these lies are publicly repudiated by the U.S. government, which isÂ their sole source.Â The liar on this is clearly the U.S. andÂ notÂ Russia: the U.S. is theÂ entireÂ source for the alleged cause for war between the U.S. and Russia.Â
The preparations for war between the U.S. and Russia continue naturally apace until the United States publicly acknowledges that Russia hadÂ notÂ âseizedâ Crimea â acknowledges that theÂ causeÂ for all of these war-preparations by the U.S. and its NATO and other allies against Russia is fake, a U.S. lie, and that Russia is purely Americaâs victim in this entire matter and acting in a 100% defensive way against Americaâs aggressions in this matter.
Anyone who is closed-minded to theÂ possibilityÂ that the U.S. is lying and that Russia is telling the truth about the relationship between the two countries, would therefore be simply wasting time to read here, because the solid documentation that will be provided here will prove that thatâs not only a possibility; it is theÂ fact, and those widespread false beliefs will, indeed, be disproven here. Proving that, is the purpose of this article. Therefore, a warning is needed beforehand, for any reader who is closed-minded about thatÂ possibilityÂ â any such person would be wasting time to read this article. Here it is:
(WARNING: The following article asserts many things that are propagandized almost universally in The West to be false, and in each such instance the documentation of the assertionâs being true is provided in a link, so that any reader who doesnâtÂ alreadyÂ know its truth can easily come to know that he/she had previously been deceived about that particular matter â the reader can come to know this just by clicking onto the link. This articleÂ depends uponÂ its links, which are rooted in the most-reliable evidence on the given topic â far more reliable than any of the âevidenceâ thatâs cited by defenders of The Westâs position, lies on these matters. The links are provided so that a reader can easily connect to the actual evidence, and decideÂ on oneâs own, whom the liars are, and areÂ not. It all depends upon the evidence. Any reader who doesnât want to know the evidence, would be just wasting time to read here.)
PRESENTATION OF THE CASE
Obama-Trump economic sanctions against Russia areÂ based uponÂ the lies that are to be exposed as lies, in the links here. So too areÂ the NATO movements of U.S. troops and missiles right up to Russiaâs very borders â ready to invade RussiaÂ âÂ based especially uponÂ the lie of âRussian aggression in Crimeaâ.Â AllÂ of the thrust for WW III is based upon U.S. President Barack Obamaâs vicious lie against Russia: his saying that the transfer of Crimea from Ukraine to Russia wasÂ notÂ (which it actuallyÂ was) an example of the U.N.-and-U.S.Â universally recognizedÂ right of self-determination of peoples (such as the U.S.Â recognizesÂ to apply both in Catalonia and in Scotland, butÂ notÂ in Crimea) but was instead anÂ alleged âconquestâ of Crimea by Russia. (As that link there documents, Obamaâs allegation that it was âPutinâs conquestâ of Crimea is false, and he knew it to be false; he was well informed that the people of CrimeaÂ overwhelminglyÂ wanted their land to be restored to Russia, and to be protected by Russia, so as not to be invaded by the Ukrainian governmentâs troops and weapons, afterÂ a bloody U.S. coupÂ by Obama had â less than a month earlier â overthrown theÂ democratically electedÂ President of Ukraine,Â for whom 75% of Crimeans had voted. ObamaâsÂ own agentsÂ were behind that coup; they were doing his bidding. The aggressor here isÂ entirelyÂ the U.S.,Â notÂ Russia, despiteÂ Obamaâs lies.)
All U.S.-government-sponsored and other Western polling of Crimeans, both prior to the 16 March 2014 plebiscite in Crimea, and after it, showed that far more Crimeans wanted Crimea to be again a part of RussiaÂ as it had been until the Soviet dictator in 1954 arbitrarily transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine. U.S. President Barack Obama was actually insisting that Nikita Khrushchevâs diktat on this matter must stand permanently â that the people of Crimea shouldÂ neverÂ be able toÂ chooseÂ their own government, butÂ must become ruled by Obamaâs coup-installed regime in Ukraine, no matter aboutÂ that new governmentâs intense hostility toward those people.Â And Obama instituted the economic sanctions against RussiaÂ on this basisÂ âÂ U.S. as the aggressor,Â calling Russia the âaggressorâ,Â ObamaâsÂ lying basis for âthe new Cold Warâ.Â Itâs aÂ seriousÂ lie â no mere âfibâ.
In other words: the renewal of the Cold War (and an increasinglyÂ hotÂ war by the U.S. against Russiaâs ally Syria, and elsewhere) this time against Russia (noÂ longerÂ against the Soviet Union and its communism and its Warsaw Pact military alliance, none of which evenÂ existedÂ after 1991) is based upon Barack ObamaâsÂ refusalÂ to allowÂ democracyÂ for the people of Crimea. The build-up toward WW III is that simple â a vicious U.S. lie, directed against Russia.
And thatâsÂ not the onlyÂ instance where the U.S. government blocks democracy in order to conquer Russia by grabbing Russian-allied nations (first Ukraine, and then, increasingly, Syria).Â Twice in one day,Â U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said that Obamaâs demand thatÂ SyriaâsÂ current President, the Russia-friendly Bashar al-Assad, must beÂ preventedÂ from being even on the ballot in Syriaâs next election for President, isÂ unacceptable, and that (as Ban said) Â«The future of Assad must be determinedÂ by the Syrian peopleÂ».
Why is the West allowed to dictate to Crimeans, and to Syrians, that theyÂ cannot choose their own government?
This is the new,Â anti-democratic, United States government. This is theÂ reality.
Lawrence J. Korb, who was U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense during 1981-1985, quit the Cold War against Russia when the Soviet Union and its communism and Warsaw Pact all ended in 1991, and he wrote on 26 February 2016, headliningÂ Â«Donât Fall for Obamaâs $3 Billion ArmsÂ Buildup at Russiaâs DoorÂ». He was on the correct side about this, against the Obama-initiated thrust toward WW III, but he understated the evilness, by saying:
There is no Russian resurgence.Â Washington is playing on yourÂ Cold War fears to get you to payÂ for something the U.S. does notÂ need and canât afford. In one of the key justificationsÂ forÂ the new $600 billion defenseÂ spending request, the DepartmentÂ of Defense has fallen back on aÂ tried-and-true Cold WarÂ boogeyman: the threat of RussianÂ aggression against allies inÂ Europe. While there is no ignoringÂ the Russian annexation of CrimeaÂ in 2014 and the Russo-GeorgianÂ war in 2008, to interpret theseÂ events as some kind of RussianÂ âresurgenceâ is to grossly inflateÂ the danger Russia poses toÂ NATOÂ and the United States.
Neither in Ukraine nor in Georgia was the U.S. guiltless â to the exact contrary: the U.S. hadÂ sparkedÂ both of those conflicts on Russiaâs borders. And Russia isÂ notÂ grabbing territory on Americaâs borders; the U.S. is grabbing territory onÂ Russiaâs. (Is Russia trying to overturn and replace U.S.-allied governments on Americaâs borders â Mexico and Canada? Of course not. But the U.S. tries to do it to Russia â and thenÂ blamesÂ Russia for what are actually appropriate responses to such U.S. aggressions.) Korb went on to say:
Though Crimea has been aÂ historic lynchpin of Russian grandÂ strategy for centuries, its open useÂ of military force and politicalÂ manipulation there in the midst ofÂ the Ukrainian Revolution drew anÂ immediate response in the form ofÂ sanctions from the West. Russia isÂ paying a massive economic andÂ diplomatic cost for its aggressionÂ against Ukraine.
He ignored there that it wasÂ noÂ âRevolutionâ; it was instead aÂ U.S. coupÂ in Ukraine, which overthrew the democratically elected government there and installed anÂ illegalÂ one, which was composed ofÂ fascists, who went on to doÂ fascist things.
These euphemisms â the lies calling a coup a âRevolutionâ, and pretending that the breakaway of Crimea from Ukraine wasnât a direct consequence of that bloody and illegal U.S.Â coupÂ on Russiaâs border â are what the buildup toward WW III is built upon; and, so, it must end now, or else civilization will.
Furthermore, Korbâs implicit assumption there, that post-Soviet (post-Empire) Russia, is no different from the USSR, but all just the same Â«Russian grand strategy for centuriesÂ», is no conclusion that he supports with any evidence, but is instead his purely unsupported assumption, which would severely weaken his case if it were true. It happens to be aÂ false assumption. A person doesnât become influential in governing circles in The West without buying into certain historical and cultural falsehoods; and Korb would not be cited at all here if he had not been such an influential person.
Similarly, his reference there to Russiaâs âaggression against Ukraineâ is also a falsehood, which fits into the narrative that âRussia seized Crimeaâ, but repeating such lies is the price of admission into, or retention in, such governing circles. Whether the inclusion of such falsehoods is consciously intended or not, it increases the chances that an article in The West will be published. Itâs part of the cultural mythology (such as produces almost all wars).
And, similarly,Â the rest of Americaâs Establishment trumpet such dangerous liesÂ to the world. That too must stop, but since the U.S. press are mere stenographers for the U.S. government, the only way that itÂ willÂ stop, is if the U.S. governmentâs lies stopÂ first.
Donald Trump, now as Americaâs new President, continues Obamaâs lies. He was different back on 1 August 2016 when Politico headlinedÂ Â«Trump: Taking back Crimea would trigger World War IIIÂ», and they showed video of him campaigning in Columbus Ohio saying (at 57:50-59:00 in this video) that as President he would drop the Crimea matter, because Â«I mean, do you want to go back? Do you want to have World War Three to get it back?Â»
So, he was elected on the basis of his conveying to voters that as President he would simply end Obamaâs anti-Russia sanctions and NATO threats, not continue those punishments and invasion-dangers against Russians unless and until the Russian governmentÂ forcesÂ Crimeans to become ruledÂ againÂ by Ukraineâs government (now even worse than before â Obamaâs government). But once ensconced into office, Trump promptly changed his tune, in his actual follow-through, as the now-President: His agent at the U.N., Americaâs U.N. id at the U.N. on February 2nd:
I must condemn the aggressive actions of RussiaâŠ The United States stands with the people of Ukraine, who have suffered for nearly three years under Russian occupation and military intervention. Until Russia and the separatists it supports respect Ukraineâs sovereignty and territorial integrity, this crisis will continue. âŠ The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to the Russian occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.
In other words: Trumpâs answer to Â«Do you want to have World War Three to get it back?Â» is: Yes. He actually does. (Unless he quickly renounces what she said.)
Trumpâs commitment there to continue Obamaâs vicious lies against Russia, instead of acknowledging that theyÂ were and areÂ lies (which acknowledgmentÂ mustÂ be done if WW III is to be avoided), is extraordinarily dangerous. It is aÂ commitmentÂ to WW III, because Russia is in the right here, and will never knuckle under to Americaâs attempts to coerce Russia to do something shameful, just because the U.S. government demands it.
A matter of fundamental principle is involved here, and the U.S. government is on the evil side of it âÂ even under the new President, who had promised otherwise. Thatâs a fact, just as much as such a statement as that Â«Genocide is evilÂ» is a statement of fact, notÂ merelyÂ an assertion of âopinionâ. The U.S. government is on the evil side of the most important matter imaginable â potentially, WW III. (Thatâs what it will be unless Trump reverses himself yet again, this time with finality,Â by publicly acknowledging that Obamaâs allegationsÂ that Russia stole CrimeaÂ were lies. That Obamaâs whole basis for âthe new Cold Warâ was actuallyÂ bogus. That the real aggressor inÂ the entire matterÂ was America.)
Anyone who seeks further background on the historical roots of this evil, is invited here to see the following three terrific documentaries that present the essential origins of it:
Those three documentaries provide the fundamental, the most crucial, history behind Obamaâs escalation toward war against Russia. However, one of the essential elements of that historical background is absent from those documentaries, and itâs filled in byÂ this article, which covers the post-1991 history â the portion of the operation thatÂ Obama was working so hard to culminate. (Another aspect thatâs missing from the three documentaries is the connection to âterrorismâ or jihadism, and thatâs covered in the links toÂ thisÂ â and especially toÂ this, which latter focuses on the royal Saudsâ funding of Al Qaeda.)
The basic excuse for this evil is â as the fake-compassionate (and fake-democratic, and fakeÂ anti-invasion) ObamaÂ phrased itÂ â Â«Thereâs no formula in which this ends up being good for Russia. The annexation of Crimea is a cost, not a benefit, to Russia. The days in which conquest of land somehow was a formula for great nation status is overÂ». He had imposed these costs upon Russia, and then he possessed the nerve there to blame Russia for doing what it needed to do, and was ethically required to do, toÂ respondÂ to Obamaâs aggression against Russia (by way of Obamaâs priorÂ seizure of Ukraine).
If Donald Trump continues Obamaâs course on this, instead of publicly acknowledges that it was founded upon the lies that Crimeaâs becoming again a part of Russia constituted âconquest of landâ, then weâreÂ still heading toward World War III, and doing it on the basis of American lies.
The only way to put a stop to it â other than putting a stop to civilization if not to perhaps all animate life on Earth â is for the U.S. government to acknowledge Obamaâs lies about Crimea and Russia, as havingÂ beenÂ Obamaâs lies. It means separation from the prior Administration, on the most important issue of all; and this will require Trump to say publicly that Obama was lying about Ukraine and Crimea and Russia.
Trump thus faces aÂ stark choiceÂ here. Either he will declare that Obama was lying about these matters, or else there will be war between the U.S. and Russia. Itâs his choice.
Heâs no longer just a lying and prevaricating candidate, like he was before. He is now the actual President. If he continues imposing the policy of his predecessor, it will be the end of us all. Itâs his choice to make; none of his advisors can make it for him.