Why Americans Should Like President Putin
Zrnchik for jar2.com
by Joseph Zrnchik for jar2.com
Once again we see the U.S. government willing to throw the EU’s economy under the bus by making it pay for U.S. belligerency, hegemony and the U.S. push towards global domination. Europeans ought to understand that there is no drive by Russia to revive a global empire or come charging through the Fulda Gap to threaten the EU. Such threats are as anachronistic as Soviet 5-year plans. Nevertheless, the U.S. has pushed NATO to expand to the same extent that the Warsaw Pact has contracted, and it is the U.S. who threatens Russia and seeks to destabilize and divide Russia for the purpose of exploiting Russian natural resources.
Russia’s foreign military bases consist of Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Ossetia, Syria, Tajikistan, Transnistria and Vietnam. Considering Georgia attacked and slaughtered unarmed Russian-speaking villages and citizens in Ossestia and Abkhazia, these two “bases” amount to little more than protectorates of pro-Russian minorities, many of whom were dislocated during Soviet-era directed migrations. It is the U.S. that has 1,000 military bases in 120 countries. The U.S. spends more than eight times what the Russians spend on military spending. This does not include the hundreds of billions the U.S. spends on bribes, foreign aid, maintaining dictatorships, funding proxy wars and paying for the Israeli slaughter of Palestinains.
While Russia has integrated itself into the European economy and has sought stability while resisting the urge to throw its weight around, the U.S. has acted in the words of President Putin “as a monkey with a hand grenade”. It is the fact that the U.S.’s foreign policy is incoherent, and with its ridiculous propaganda campaign through a corporate-controlled media Obama seeks to portray Putin as an evil genius planning to give rise to the former Soviet Union. This is nonsense and the elites know it. The elite seek war with Russia because they will profit from it and are not the ones to be killed. In fact, not only will they profit from war, but they will profit from the funding of military spending and then profit again from reconstruction contracts and lastly profit again from the theft of Russian resources. War has become a self-perpetuating profit machine for the elite.
Europeans also ought to understand that with the U.S. empire in decline and the bills coming due for waging two decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vain attempt to control Middle East oil, the U.S. seeks to reduce Iran to a vassal state and regain control of Iran’s energy resources as it had under the Shah prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. This is why the U.S. still funds Iranian terrorist groups such as Jundallah, MKO, and other Sunni terrorist groups that seek to initiate sectarian war while the U.S. claims to be fighting a Global War on Terror against Sunni extremism. This is also what they plan to do in Russia with CIA funded NGOs such as USAID and National Endowment for Democracy.
Europeans understand that Crimea was a part of Russia and only became part of Ukraine because of an administrative move made by the Kremlin during the reign of the Soviet Union. Europeans also understand that the U.S. instigated a fascist coup by funding opposition groups to the tune of $6 billion in order to destabilize the Ukraine and interfere with its desire to remain in the Russian orbit. But, now the Ukrainian people have begun an anti-war campaign and we will see if the fascist government will continue to wage war or accept the democratic will of the people and their desire for peace. Ukraine’s desire to remain a Russian ally was due in no small part to Russia subsidizing the Ukrainian economy to the tune of $35 billion over four years, which was a much larger aid package than what both the U.S. and the EU were willing to provide. Most of the aid to Ukraine has gone to the banking elite without one cent making its way to the people.
If the West cuts off funds to Russia, do not be surprised when the BRICS nations begin their international banking operations to challenge the IMF and World Bank. In doing this, China will have something to do with the trillion dollars it is holding and Russia will end up being able to pay interest to itself and its economic partners. Such a situation will end the reign of the petroldollar and create such massive inflation that the American people will bring down the U.S. empire and all its imperial interests.
Why is it the Crimeans are terrorists merely because they seek freedom from Ukrainian fascism and security from Ukrainian artillery barrages as did the people in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia?
If the U.S. seeks war and it goes nuclear, it will be the end of the U.S. and the rise of the BRICS nations. If Russia does go nuclear, I ask merely that it only bomb Washington D.C. I think most Americans would understand and while the U.S. would want to retaliate most citizens would be inclined to excuse this transgression for the relief it would bring to America.
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