Special to Times of Oman
Western propaganda about events in Ukraine has two main purposes. One is to cover up, or to distract from, Washington's role in overthrowing the elected democratic government of Ukraine. The other is to demonise Russia. The truth is known, but truth is not a part of the Western TV and print media. The intercepted telephone call between US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt reveals the two coup plotters discussing which of Washington's stooges will be installed as Washington's person in the new puppet government.
The intercepted telephone call between Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and European Union foreign policy official Catherine Ashton revealed suspicions, later confirmed by independent reports, that the sniper fire that killed people on both sides of the Kiev protests came from the Washington-backed side of the conflict. To summarise, when Washington orchestrated in 2004 the "Orange Revolution" and the revolution failed to deliver Ukraine into Western hands, Washington, according to Victoria Nuland, poured $5 billion into Ukraine over the next ten years.
The money went to politicians, whom Washington groomed, and to non-governmental organisations that operate as educational, pro-democracy, and human rights groups, but as a matter of fact Washington's fifth columns. When President Yanukovych, after considering the costs and benefits, rejected the invitation for Ukraine to join the European Union, Washington sent its well-funded NGOs into action. Protests broke out in Kiev demanding that Yanukovych change his decision and join the EU.
These protests were peaceful, but soon ultra-nationalists and neo-Nazis appeared and introduced violence into the protests. The protest demands changed from "join the EU" to "overthrow Yanukovych and his government." Political chaos ensued. Washington installed a puppet government, which Washington represented as a democratic force against corruption. However, the ultra-nationalists and neo-Nazis, such as the Right Sector, began intimidating members of Washington's stooge government.
Perhaps in response, Washington's stooges began issuing threats against the Russian speaking population in Ukraine. Washington, its EU puppets, and the Western media have denied that the votes in Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk are sincere and spontaneous. Instead, Washington alleges that the protests leading to the votes and the votes themselves were orchestrated by the Russian government with the use of bribes, threats, and coercion. Crimea was said to be a case of Russian invasion and annexation.
These are blatant lies, and the foreign observers of the elections know it, but they have no voice in the Western media, which is a Ministry of Propaganda for Washington. Even the once proud BBC now lies for Washington. The question before us is how will President Putin play the game. His hesitancy or reluctance to accept Donetsk and Luhansk again as part of Russia is used by the Western media to make him look weak and intimidated. Within Russia this will be used against Putin by Washington-funded GGOs and by Russian nationalists.
Putin understands this, but Putin also understands that Washington wants him to confirm their demonised portrait of him. If Putin accepts requests from Donetsk and Luhansk to return to Russia, Washington will be well placed to repeat its allegation that Russia invaded and annexed.
Most likely, Putin is not weak and intimidated, but for good reasons Putin does not want to give Washington more propaganda to employ in Europe.
Putin sees in the conflict between Washington's pressure on Germany and Germany's real interests a chance to break up Nato and the EU. Putin sees in the conflict between Washington's pressure on Germany and Germany's real interests a chance to break up Nato and the EU. If Germany decides, as Yanukovych did, that Germany's interests lie in its economic relations with Russia, not in being a puppet state of Washington, can Washington overthrow the government of Germany and install a more reliable puppet?
Perhaps Germany has had enough of Washington. Still occupied by Washington's troops 69 years after the end of World War II, Germany has had its educational practices, its history, its foreign policy, and its membership in the EU and euro mechanism coerced by Washington. If Germans have any national pride, and as a very recently unified peoples, they might still have some national pride, these impositions by Washington are too much to accept.
The last thing Germany wants is a confrontation, economic or military, with Russia. Germany's vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said that it "was certainly not smart to create the impression in Ukraine that it had to decide between Russia and the EU."
The author is the former US assistant secretary of the Treasury and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. All the views and opinions expressed in the article are solely those of the author and do not reflect those of Times of Oman.