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Ukraine: The Failure of German Leadership

Angela Merkel (Wikimedia Commons)

Angela Merkel (Wikimedia Commons)

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 I and World War II, now Germany will be blamed for World War III.

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 consists of former Russian areas that Khrushchev stuck into Ukraine in the 1950s.

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 remover 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 to Europe.

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 no winners.

All of this is perfectly clear, just as was the obvious conclusion of the march of events leading up to World War I.  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 destroyed it.

The criminally insane government in Washington has pushed the Russian bear into a corner. The bear is not going to surrender.


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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts attended four of the finest universities, studied under two Nobel Prize-winners in economics, authored 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals of scholarship, and published four academic press peer-reviewed books, including Harvard and Oxford Universities, and seven commercially published books. His recent book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution Of The West is available in German, English, Chinese, and is forthcoming in Korean and Czech. 
  • Dave Thomas

    Craig Roberts, why do you keep writing about Ukraine? You obviously know absolutely nothing about the country and what is going on here. Your article is void of any and all facts but as soon as you do write a fact, it is WRONG. For example, you state “Like Crimea, eastern Ukraine consists of former Russian areas that Khrushchev stuck into Ukraine in the 1950s.” WRONG!! Crimea was transferred to Ukraine in 1954 but eastern Ukraine was part of Ukraine ever since the USSR was formed. Furthermore, every single Tsarist, Soviet and Ukrainian census has showed that every single oblast in Ukraine has a majority of Ukrainians living in it, except Crimea. Crimea only has a majority of Russians (58%) living in it because once Stalin deported the entire population of Crimean Tatars and killed half of them in 1944 (along with various other groups like Germans, Armenians, Bulgarians and some Ukrainians), he massively shipped in Russians. Before this time, Ukrainians were the largest group in Crimea. Just look at the census data to see that this is true. Furthermore, there were not nearly as many Russians in eastern Ukraine before 1933 which is when Soviet Russia starved up to 8 million Ukrainians in the Holodomor. After the Holodomor, Russians were massively shipped into eastern Ukraine to replace the dead Ukrainians. Again, the census data reflect this. But, unfortunately, it appears to be your job to spread Russian lies and propaganda. This is proven by the fact that you don’t seem to have ANY criticism of the fact that the Russians under the pretense of total lies and propaganda sent in their army to take over and occupy Crimea. And yet, very comically, Putin and his cronies deny it and continue to state that the people with tanks, armored vehicles, helicopters, rocket complexes and other heavy Russian weapons occupying every corner of Crimea, are not Russian.
    An eye opener is that not a single country in the world has supported Russia in this. And this is because every country in the world can see this Russian move for what it is: total, unprovoked, aggression based on lies. I would ask you stop lying about all of this, but it just seems that you are too ignorant to see the truth. I think you need professional help!

  • oksana

    Dave Thomas, he writes about hypocrisy and lies of US and their meddling in other countries affairs. Crimea was never occupied or invaded – there was a referendum with majority voting and people who live there decided how they want to live – not US or you, for that matter. By the way, people of Crimea tried to do so since Kruschev “gifted” this area to Ukraine. Why nobody was shouting at the time about it?
    You mention census – provide the source for your statement and take a course in history of the region, preferably starting from the much earlier times when there was no Ukraine otherwise your narrow mind prevents you from seeing the whole picture.
    During holodomor not only ukranians suffered and died – there were millions of Russians as well together with other nationalities – that is the historical fact but ukranians use it as a political measure, unfortunately…
    It was also historically the western ukraine who collaborated with nazi during WWll. Check the affiliation of the self proclaimed new leaders with the right wing neo-nazi parties … and the direction they are moving now towards fascism – that is the new face of Ukraine? What happened after Orange revolution when your new PM was the finance minister? What prevented them from building economy instead of putting millions intheir own pockets? Why all the new governors are oligarchs transferring billions to offshores while the people are onthe brink of starvation and the economy is on the verge of collapse? Why the eastern part has to support the western ukraine who are now using threats of death to russian speaking population? Why the footages of threats of russian speaking doctors and others professionals are convenienly omitted from the news? Why young ukranian men in black balaclavas come and threat and destroy businesses? Why not try to restore economy instead of spending money on arming?
    Your tone reveals aggressive and limited mind individual who lost objectivity in this hysteria, hypocrisy and twisted narrative of events.