The Corbett Report: Interview 836 – Ryan Dawson Looks for a Third Way in the Ukraine Crisis | Ryan Dawson of The ANC Report joins us once again to discuss the Ukraine crisis and the failures of coverage of the event in both the mainstream and alternative media. We talk about the history of Ukraine and how it provides important context to the current events. We also discuss the tendency of some alternative media to paint Putin as the “good guy” in a simplistic good guy / bad guy narrative and reflect on how we can avoid the either / or trap. http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-836-ryan-dawson-looks-for-a-third-way-in-the-ukraine-crisis/
Pepe Escobar: C’mon baby, light my (Crimean) fire | March 16 is C Day. The Crimean parliament – by 78 votes with 8 abstentions – decided this is the day when Crimean voters will choose between joining the Russian Federation or to remain part of Ukraine as an autonomous region with very strong powers, according to the 1992 constitution.
Whatever “diplomatic” tantrums Washington and Brussels will keep pulling, and they will be incandescent, facts on the ground speak for themselves. The city council of Sevastopol – the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet – has already voted to join Russia. And next week the Duma in Moscow will study a bill to simplify the mechanism of adhesion.
Paul Craig Roberts: Obama Comes Out Against Self-Determination | The White House Fool has repeatedly declared erroneously and foolishly that it is “against international law” for Crimea to exercise self-determination. Self-determination, as used by Washington, is a propaganda term that serves Washington’s empire but is not permissible for real people to exercise. On March 6 Obama telephoned Putin to tell the Russian President again that only Washington has the right to interfere in Ukraine and to insist against all logic that only the “government” in Kiev installed by the Washington-organized coup is “legitimate” and “democratic.”
In other words, the elected government in Crimea pushed by the people in Crimea to give them a vote on their future is “undemocratic” and “illegitimate,” but a non-elected government in Kiev imposed by Washington is the voice of self-determination and legitimacy.
Washington is so arrogant that it never occurs to the hubris-infected fools what the world thinks of Washington’s blatant hypocrisy. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/07/obama-comes-self-determination-paul-craig-roberts/
Paul Craig Roberts: The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun | According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor. http://www.kommersant.ua/doc/2424454 It is Greece all over again. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/06/looting-ukraine-begun/
Tony Cartalucci: BBC Now Admits: Armed Nazis Led “Revolution” in Kiev, Ukraine | Like the West’s support of sectarian terrorists across the Middle East, including Al Qaeda, it has found the most despicable elements in Ukrainian society to lead “revolution” for the sociopolitical reordering of Eastern Europe. As the dust settles and the West’s proxy regime finds itself safely entrenched in Kiev, Ukraine – the Western media can now finally recuperate some of its lost legitimacy after months of denying the obvious – that armed Neo-Nazis led the so-called “Euromaidan” uprising.
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