"The protests in Ukraine on the Maidan were not led by neo-Nazis or fascists. They were led by ordinary Ukrainians, men and women, young and old who were fed up with a corrupt regime and who wanted to share in the progress and prosperity that they see in the rest of Europe. And they did not engage in an armed seizure of power.
After an agreement was brokered for constitutional reform, the former president then abandoned his office, and parliament endorsed new elections, so that today Ukrainians have a new democratically elected president. And I look forward to welcoming President Poroshenko to the Oval Office this month. He was chosen by the people of Ukraine. It was not the government of Kiev that destabilized eastern Ukraine. It’s been the pro-Russian separatists who are encouraged by Russia, financed by Russia, trained by Russia, supplied by Russia and armed by Russia. And the Russian forces that have now moved into Ukraine are not on a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission. They are Russian combat forces with Russian weapons in Russian tanks.
Now, these are the facts. They are provable. They’re not subject to dispute. As a result of state-run propaganda, many Russians have become convinced that the actions taken by their government is strengthening Russia. But reaching back to the days of the czars, trying to reclaim lands lost in the 19th century is surely not the way to secure Russia’s greatness in the 21st century. (Applause.) It only shows that unrestrained nationalism is the last refuge of those who cannot or will not deliver real progress and opportunity for their own people at home." Barack Obama in Tallinn
The Obama Administration likes facts "not subject to dispute." A year ago those facts "not subject to dispute" concerned the Syrian government's supposed use of Sarin gas against civilians. In that instance the facts were so indisputable that the US intelligence community could not be dragooned into issuing a white paper that would have named the Syrian government as the culprit in the gas attacks. Failing that the WH simply wrote its own paper asserting irrefutable proof of Assad's crime. Evidence was not provided, Mere assertions were enough for the indirectly but but nevertheless effectively manipulated US media. Those "facts" were good enough for the media to generate the bandwagon effect that 24/7 TV news lives by. Sarin Gas, Ferguson Missouri, the Veteran's Administration, etc., the list of mini-crises generated in large part by ignorant men like Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle is very long.
The US spent around six billion dollars in Ukraine sowing the seeds of revolution. This government money was spent by government proxies like the National Endowment for Democracy. The objective seems to have been Ukraine's entrance into NATO, something that could only be seen by Russia as a threat. The Russians believe that the long term goal was de-stabilization of Russia itself, first Kiev, then...
The protests and snipers on the Maidan in Kiev had nothing to do with "neo-Nazis or fascists?" It appears that POTUS believes that "Right Sector" is actually something like the Rotary Club. If that is the case then perhaps "Spilna Sprava" might be thought of as resembling the annual "Toys for Tots," campaign conducted at Christmas for orphaned and underprivileged children.
The rational for creation of a new world order is clear in Obama's speech in Tallinn. This world order appears to be a euphamism for empire.
Unfortunately for the "best laid plans" of the Children's Crusaders, Poroschenko and Putin seem to have made a deal. That must have been a real shock among the Crusaders. How dare they! Mumble. Mumble. Poroschenko is in Wales at the NATO summit. It will be interesting to see if he can endure and resist the inevitable pressure being exerted on him to abandon his deal with Putin.
The separatists are about to take Mariupol on the Black Sea. Can Putin stop them when their blood is up? Who knows? pl