” BEFORE OUR EYES ” Moscow Inverses Roles in Kiev by Thierry Meyssan

While NATO leaders are jubilant over the Kiev coup, which they present to public opinion as a revolution, the situation is reversed in the field. Instead of government of thugs raising the stakes between Washington and Moscow, it is now up to U.S. agents to exercise power and manage the problems they have organized. Moreover the country is ruined and nobody whomsoever will succeed in bringing about a quick recovery. Russia can now defend its interests without incurring the liabilities from twenty years of earlier corruption.


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Russia did not responde to the Ukrainian events during the Olympic Games in Sochi. [1] Its press continued to make headlines of the exploits of its athletes while there was fighting in Kiev and in several provincial capitals. The Kremlin considered in effect that at any time, the enemies of Russia could still turn its sports festival into a bloodbath.

As expected, power had changed hands in Kiev at the closing of the Games. Westerners, largely misinformed, had the impression of a pro-European revolution. However, disclosure of a telephone conversation between the assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, and her ambassador, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, left no doubt about the US plot. [2] Using false images, a government of thugs and crooks [3] was transformed into a band of Russophile torturers. [4] As in all the “color revolutions”, mysterious snipers on the rooftops fired upon both the crowd and the police, and the government was held responsable. In the confusion, the West had the impression that “the people” had seized the national palace. In reality, while mostly Nazi activists fought in Maidan Place live on international television, politicians discreetly seized the national palace in another part of the city. From this point of view, Europeans can rest assured that it is not the Nazis who took power.

Ukrainian Nazis have nothing to do with the Western European extreme right-wing, usually openly Zionist (except the French National Front). During the Cold War, they were incorporated into the NATO stay-behind networks operationalized to sabotage the Soviet economy and were maintained by Poland [5] and Lithuania. During the three months of demonstrations, they were joined by Tatar Islamists who came especially from Syria where they practiced jihad. [6] Tatars, historical inhabitants of the Crimea, which were dispersed by Stalin for having supported the Nazis during World War II, are now spread mainly in Ukraine and Turkey. In Maidan square, they were able to show their know-how acquired in Syria : they blinded and mutilated police. [7]

The revolution in Maidan square masks an extremely classic coup. [8] In the presence of US “diplomats”, the Rada has violated the constitution which it repealed without a referendum. It dismissed the President without debate or trial and bestowed legislative and executive powers upon Oleksandr Turchinov, the former head of the secret services.

The new dictator appointed Arseniy Yatsenyuk as Prime Minister, which corresponds, miraculously, to the wishes expressed in advance by Victoria Nuland. The new Prime Minister appointed a new cabinet which he presented to the protesters in Maidan Square. These protesters, and many more of which the Nazis now represent no more than a third, booed many of them, because they were Jews.

In the Crimea, where the majority of the population is Russian and where the Russian Navy is based, the Regional Parliament also took on a “revolutionary fervor”, overthrowing the local government (loyal to Kiev) and appointed its own (pro -Russian). Simultaneously, military personnel in uniform, but without a flag or insignia, took over the government buildings and the airport, preventing the new government in Kiev from sending its forces.

In Kiev, the Rada denounced Russian interference and called for respect for the Budapest Memorandum. In 1994, the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia signed an agreement on freezing Ukraine in exchange for its giving up nuclear weapons. [9] But for Moscow, the Memorandum no longer applies because it has been violated by Washington and London since the “Orange Revolution” of 2004 [10] and even more since the coup last week.

What’s going to happen now? On May 25th, Brussels will organize elections to the European Parliament, Kiev will organize a presidential election, while the Crimea will hold a referendum on self-determination. Once independent, Crimea can always choose to link to Russia to which it belonged until 1954. The European Union, in turn, must fulfill the hopes it aroused and therefore pay, with who knows what money, part of of the $ 35 billion Ukrainian debt. The Nazis of Maidan Square will not return to the underground, but claim their share of government.

But the story will not be over as long as there remain problems for the Kremlin in the eastern part of Ukraine (which houses a Russian population and defense industry) and Transnistria (the former Bessarabia, which was once the research center for Soviet missiles). This small country, of Russian population, which does not appear on any map because it does not hold a seat at the UN, took its independence upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but is considered part of Moldova. It resisted valiantly in a war that it fought with Moldova, Romanian aviation advisors and NATO in 1992. [11] It has since managed to keep the Soviet social model while adopting democratic institutions. Safety is ensured by a Russian “peacekeeping force”. [12] At minimum, twenty square kilometers of Ukraine could rise and join Transnistria to offer it an exit to the Black Sea, but the Ukraine would then be cut off from its western appendix. At best, connecting Crimea to Transnistria would suppose taking hundreds of kilometers of coastline including the city of Odessa.

Disorders will therefore continue in Ukraine, but it will be for the hosers hosed – the United States and the European Union – to bear the weight. Besides the financial burden, how will they manage their victorious Nazi and jihadists allies? Washington’s show of force is turning into a fiasco. [13]

By Thierry Meyssan
Roger Lagassé
Al-Watan (Syria)

This article appeared on Voltairnet and was reposted.

  • Southernfink

    Thierry Meyssan analytical skill is unmatched by the big corporate news giants.

    • http://mosquitocloud.net/ aprescoup

      Thanks, fink!

      I see things pretty much as Meyssan but considering that many of the broad public’s grievances were economic and thus genuine ones, this political reshuffling will likely end up with: secession by referendum of Crimea which will receive the 15 Billion aide from Putin, doubling in effect the per capita “windfall” and lifting the economic stagnation in the independent eastern part of the Ukraine; while IMF austerity will be imposed on already deeply destitute working class in wester Ukraine, in exchange for loans which will materialize only in the Swiss accounts of the western powers supported dictatorship.

      The contrast between a comparatively thriving east and austerity crippled west portions of ex-Ukraine, will likely see the public turn out in protests against the new regime which they will then, in short order, tar and feather, and run out of country on the rail.

      The not too nimble, policy as hammer wielding New World Order neoliberal neocons will have more than egg on their face. They will then be staring into the eyes of their own, increasingly downtrodden, put upon and restless, growing body of awakening to their own oligarchs, pale, flabby and putrid, nakedness, public.

      • Southernfink

        Thanks even though it was translated, the logic just flows from the pen held by Meyssan ~

        It’s a safe bet that Crimea will try to seceede from Ukraine, after all that has happened it’s only logical, then have a look again in a few years time how the two will have fared, if Ukraine will sign the trade deal and it is likely that it will, then it will risk suffering a similar fate as that of Greece. The 15 Billion from Moskow will be provide a welcome boost to the economy of Crimea.

        Around the world heads of state are making the silliest of comments, like ”Unprovoked agression should have no place in our world” and ”Russia has engaged in military agression to an other nation and is not acceptable” then why is it different when the US does it, and continuesly has been for quite some time while breaking both International law and it’s own constitution on topics we are all very well aware of.

        It all comes back down to deliberately creating conditions for their own global dominance, the military budget involved would have solved and paid for the needs of all humanity many times over, instead of using the resources for creating positive change for the benefit of humanity, they have been wasted on the 1% and their muppets.

        • http://mosquitocloud.net/ aprescoup

          Jonathan Steele – guardian.uk:

          extracted paras:

          Nato should refrain from interfering in Ukraine by word or deed. The fact that it insists on getting engaged reveals the elephant in the room: underlying the crisis in Crimea and Russia’s fierce resistance to potential changes is Nato’s undisguised ambition to continue two decades of expansion into what used to be called “post-Soviet space”, led by Bill Clinton and taken up by successive administrations in Washington.

          Since independence, every poll in Ukraine has shown a majority against Nato membership, yet one after another the elites who ran the country until 2010 and who are now back in charge ignored the popular will. Seduced by Nato’s largesse and the feeling of being part of a hi-tech global club, they took part in joint military exercises and even sent Ukrainian troops to Iraq and Afghanistan.

          The deposed Viktor Yanukovych, for all his incompetence, corruption and abuse of power, was the first president to oppose Nato membership in his election campaign and then persuade parliament to make non-alignment the cornerstone of the country’s security strategy, on the pattern of Finland, Ireland and Sweden. Nato refused to accept it. As recently as 1 February, before the latest crisis, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the empire-building secretary general, told a security conference in Munich: “Ukraine must have the freedom to choose its own path without external pressure.” The implication was clear: if only it were not for those beastly Russians, Ukraine would be one of us. Had Rasmussen said: “Ukraine has chosen nonalignment and we respect that choice,” he would have been wiser.

          It is not too late to show some wisdom now. Vladimir Putin’s troop movements in Crimea, which are supported by most Russians, are of questionable legality under the terms of the peace and friendship treaty that Russia signed with Ukraine in 1997. But their illegality is considerably less clear-cut than that of the US-led invasion of Iraq, or of Afghanistan, where the UN security council only authorised the intervention several weeks after it had happened.

          The Russian-speaking majority in the region is as angry with elite corruption, unemployment and economic inequality as people in western Ukraine. But it also feels beleaguered and provoked, with its cultural heritage under existential threat… – http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/02/not-too-late-for-ukraine-nato-should-back-off

          I think you meant to say the1% and their “puppets.” We the 99% are usually referred to as the “muppets.” 😉

          • Southernfink

            Considering what happened in Kiev, no one should have been surprised by the response from Moscow, and at the same time it dramatically highlights the double standard played by the Western politicians and the MSM.

            • Veri1138

              What is interesting is the psychology of LWNJs who suddenly find themselves as nationalists. Along with RWNJs.

              The conditioning is awesome.

              • Southernfink

                LWNJ, left winged nut job ?

                RWNJ, right winged nut job ?

                Ukrainian politics is tricky ground, even though the ousted (P)resident was democratically elected, there is little doubt that he was corrupt.

                While there is an opposition in the ”West” against the new batch of secretive trade deals due to the ISDS clause, there are people in the Ukraine who believe that a trade agreement with the EU will offer them a chance, at a much better life rather than a return to Moscow rules, as admitted by ‘Nuland’, the 5 Billion dollars spend by the US influencing public opinion in Ukraine offers an explanation, then there is an ethnic divide where people have cultural ties to Russia, I think it’s logical that secession is on the cards for Crimea.

                Then there is this, ‘everything you know about Ukraine is wrong’, http://www.popularresistance.org/everything-you-know-about-ukraine-is-wrong/?utm_source=disqus-dashboard

              • Veri1138

                I was in Ukraine when Yuschenko/Tymoshenko was running it into the ground. And when Yanukovich was elected.

                It is nice to still have contacts there, on the ground, providing first hand experience.

              • Southernfink

                Hey all good Veri nothing like having old contact’s to keep you informed (^^,)

          • Veri1138

            EU, from the Atlantic to the Urals.

            That is the plan. Ruled from Brussels, by bankers and oligarchs.