US ‘Schizophrenia’ on Ukraine

April 18, 2014 at 4:02 PM

http://youtu.be/EBdOykY_gVUEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT to discuss the recent deal struck between the US, Russia, and Ukrainian junta. Draitser explains that the US is employing a seemingly conflicted strategy, on the one hand posturing as honest peacemakers interested in negotiation, while on the other hand continuing to escalate tensions.  He notes that sanctions, NATO mobilization, and other issues continue to lie at the heart of US-NATO policy vis-a-vis Russia and that, until these toxic aspects of US foreign policy are removed, the diplomatic conflict will continue.

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US Duplicity on Ukraine

April 18, 2014 at 2:39 AM

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Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the recent developments in Ukraine, and the diplomatic conflict between the US and Russia.  Draitser explains that Washington continues to claim that it wants deescalation while doing everything it can to exacerbate the conflict and ratchet up tensions.  He notes that justifying NATO expansion and the military-industrial complex of the Western powers is at the heart of US-EU foreign policy while diplomacy remains a convenient tool.

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West Increases Tensions Over Crimea for Political Gain

April 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

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The PACE decision to suspend Russia’s voting rights and exclude it from all leadership positions in 2014 is yet another, mostly symbolic, retaliatory measure by the West in response to Crimea’s vote to reintegrate with Russia.

Moreover though, it is an affirmation of Moscow’s reiteration of the hypocrisy of the West with regard to democracy and the rule of law.

PACE is an advisory body within the Council of Europe, one that makes recommendations and releases opinions, but is understood as being symbolically, rather than practically, powerful. However, their recent resolution to suspend the voting and leadership rights of the Russian delegation is an attempt to further isolate Russia diplomatically. (Read entire article)delimeter3

US Demonization of Putin

April 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

http://youtu.be/nZWrjriK2fwEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of why the US establishment demonizes Putin.  Draitser explains that only fear of Russian imperial ambitions can justify the unjustifiable expansion of NATO, and so the US and Europe are using the crisis in Ukraine as a pretext to heighten tensions and legitimize their aggressive NATO posture.  Draitser also notes how Russophobia polls well in the US and ambitious political figures such as Hillary Clinton latch on to the Russia hating bandwagon.  This and much more…delimeter3

Analyzing US-Russia Relations

April 9, 2014 at 1:18 AM

http://youtu.be/VuIpdFOKlYUEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT to provide his analysis of the growing tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine and a number of other issues.  Draitser explains that US policy in Ukraine is at the heart of the current crisis there, and that NATO expansion has long since been a key factor in cooling relations between the two.  He also points out the conflicting policy from the US, both acknowledging the need for cooperation with Russia and simultaneously making inflammatory comments and threats. delimeter3