But the Ukraine is a cesspit of international subterfuge and nastiness, a sort of front line of the battle between Western Clans - and Russian Clans
You could write books about the historical issues here - and that's before we get into Russia and Napoleon, WW1 and WW2
However this article is a very interesting breakdown of the Ukrainian situation in an international context , from a Russian perspective - but still fairly balanced (and highly critical of Western favourites Yeltsin and Gorbachev). Remember Reagan's 'Tear down this Wall' speech - now there is is only one country occupying Germany - and its not Russia (or Germany)
See article here
Only a fool would march into Ukraine (armed) and start ordering people about how things will now be done (re MH17). Australia's PM Tony Abbott has been this fool
Article excerpts below (and Australia even gets a mention - and could learn some lessons as well - and you can't help thinking what machinations are playing out here - CSG appears to be one )
Article excerpts below
Today we're talking about the Ukraine situation from a number of angles. It's a multi-faceted situation, like all big situations. Many different aspects have led to what happened. Concerning not only the clash between Russia and the West. There's a lot else going on too.
Firstly, it all began with a conflict within the Ukrainian oligarchic class. A great analyst is Vladimir Matveev. I very much recommend you look him up. A number of his analyses are out on the net. Moreover you don't need to be erudite to read his books. Anyone with higher education can read them. He's been very active on the subject of Mossad in Ukraine. He gets continuously threatened. Now he needs to get out of Ukraine and is having problems with that.
- We are talking about the oligarchs.
- Later we'll talk about the interests of the West - The Europeans and the Americans have different interests.
- Next, the interests of Israel.
- Then we'll run through the key events originating from the Banderite-American coup in Kiev, which continue to unfold.
Then we had Iraq, Afghanistan. During this time the Russian Federation got room to breathe, rise onto its feet again. Then there was the war of 08.08.08, which showed the West they had somewhat let go of Russia.
After that the Medvedev episode, when we didn't react on Libya. Evidently, 08.08.08, Putin's coming to power, and our position on Syria, in spite of the West's pressure, changed the approach toward Russia of those who brought Obama to power.
Two points to note:
- Obama established his military doctrine during his address to the Australian parliament on 17 Nov 2011, and
- And a new military doctrine of the US, established by Obama on 05 Jan 2012.
Firstly: in this doctrine: political-economic encirclement of China. Control over the flow of energy into China. That's why we have seen their naval power being moved to the straits between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. This is why land-based energy supply routes are so important for China. Sea-based supply routes can be easily interrupted by the Americans.
Plan "Minimum": the West establishes a Slavic, neo-Nazi, Banderite Reich. Constant pressure on Russia, provocations by various means. If Russia reacts - tell everyone that "the huge totalitarian Russia is harassing the free Ukraine" The same template was used on Yugoslavia: "Those poor Albanians - victims of the evil Serbs."
Plan "Maximum": same as when the German Nazi Reich was established in the 1930s. Set up the forces, which, if necessary for the West, will take on the decisive part of the war against Russia. Some will say: "What a nightmare! How are you supposed to go to war against Russia?" There are different situations. Who in Europe could wage war against Russia? Romanians, you think, could conduct a war? Poles - not themselves. What's needed is a kind of "pit bull terrier" state, which would be prepared to start at least a local conflict, to show the weakened Russia how events could develop.
If you think that's laying it on thick, refer to the history of relations between the West and Russia. Every aggression which Russia has endured in the last 200-300 years always came from the West. There was no aggression by Russia in the West. Only two points: the liberation campaign against Napoleon, which, by the way, as Kutuzov said, should have been ended in 1813. without going beyond our own borders. "Leave France and England there to love each other perversely and engage with each other". That was one campaign. The second was in 1849, Nikolai I. In my view this was a mistake, although he was a great Czar. It was assistance to suppress the Hungarian uprising in Austro-Hungary. That was unnecessary. Let the Hungarians beat up the Austrians. Let them have their own little theater of chaos in Central Europe. It will be easier for us. Apart from those, Russia never took any action in the West. That was the 19th century.
As for sending forces into Czechoslovakia, that was done in accordance with the rules, written in the Warsaw Pact. NATO has the same rules.
The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated the unity of the people and authorities of Russia when it comes to such an important issue as bringing together the Russian world. But this crisis makes it necessary and urgent to resolve a number of issues in this country. In my view, the following issues.
- Firstly. Suppression of the fifth column by political-legal measures, cut them off from the media and sources of finance, principally from the West.
- Secondly. Switch over to a mobilization economy, and switch to a mobilized social system, an element of which will be the mobilization economy.
- Thirdly. Re-format the legal sphere. Eliminate the precedence of international law over national law.