(As usual, when it comes to questions of Ukraine, the Saker seems to be right on the money. Two days ago, US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, tweeted a pic of Russian missile launchers claiming “This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” though it turns out, the image was from a Russian defense show two years ago… in Moscow. Knowing full well the press agencies that follow his tweets would not fact check him, Pyatt was deliberately posting a lie in order to turn up the heat in the area. Pyatt also knows the MSM back here at home won’t hold him accountable for his “mistakes”. I doubt the idea is to bring Russia into the fight. The US cannot maintain such a large scale operation as that as well as all the little regime change wars we are waging at the time. However, you can never overestimate the depths of perversion these warmongers are capable of, so you never know. It’s a very good article over at the Saker’s place. You should check it out.)
from Vineyard of the Saker
There is very little doubt left in anybody’s mind that the junta will resume a full-scale attack on Novorussia. Likewise, it appears that any hopes for a weakening of the US and/or European support for the Nazi junta are now dead. If the long string of murders of political opponents including a well-known and iconic figure like Oles Buzina shocked *nobody* (least of all the millions of European “Charlies”!) then probably nothing will. Furthermore, there are no signs of another “Maidan” which could topple the junta. Yes, there are protests here and there, but nothing which could seriously threaten the regime. To the contrary, all the signs are that the US is holding the Ukraine in a very firm grip and that the predictable US plan is to restart a full scale war between the Nazi-occupied Ukraine and Novorussia with the option to involve Russia (which has been the plan all along).
The regime is clearly “going for broke” and not even pretending to solve any of the innumerable problems of Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Both Poroshenko and the Ukie Rada apparently are spending all their time and efforts into further provoking Russia by seriously discussing a law to nationalize all Russian assets in the Ukraine, re-writing history books, adopting resolutions saying that Russia has invaded the Ukraine, etc. Nazi death squads, now trained by the USA, are now crucifying and burning “separatists” alive, while the US Gauleiter in Kiev tweets photos of Russian air defense system taking in Moscow in 2013 as proof of a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
In the meantime, the US is doing exactly what it always does: it sends in US forces to train local deathsquads while building a “coalition of the willing” (US+UK+Canada+Poland) to do with no form of mandate or permission that which it could not get approved legally (by the UN or even by NATO!). It appears that the debate inside the US “deep state” about the risks of the current strategy is over and that the Neocons have prevailed.
In practical terms this means that we are back to “square 1″: the question is now “can Novorussia withstand the Nazi onslaught alone with only the help of the “Voentorg” and “Northern Wind” or will Russia be forced to intervene?”
Honestly? I don’t know. And neither does anybody else.
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