With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama administration and its European allies have attempted to stake out the moral high ground, declaring that peace, respect for sovereignty and international law should be the guiding principles. Naturally, such rhetoric warrants closer analysis.
The deployment of a small contingent of Russian forces into the autonomous region of Crimea is an important development in the continuing conflict in Ukraine. Because of the majority Russian population of Crimea, the seizure of power by vehemently anti-Russian Nazis and their Western-friendly neoliberal collaborators has sent a chill throughout Crimea and eastern Ukraine more broadly, leading to massive protests in a number of major cities in the region, and calls for support and protection from Moscow. This should come as no surprise considering the political, economic, cultural, and military ties between Crimea and the Russian Federation. (Read entire article)
http://youtu.be/JyCICNf6_sQ Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com provides his analysis of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Draitser explains that US threats against Russia are not only superficial, they are indicative of a hypocritical US foreign policy that both sanctifies and condemns “intervention.” Draitser notes that Washington has no leverage over Moscow on this issue and that, aside from their bluff and bluster, the US is essentially powerless.
http://youtu.be/8WUnMuvxnmoEric Draitser of StopImperialism.com provides his analysis of the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program and, specifically, of it’s targeting of US citizens. Draitser points out the blatant violations of the US Constitution and the impact of continued propaganda on the American people. He also outlines how the War on Terror is used as an open-ended pretext to justify other systematic war crimes committed by the US government all over the world.
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on “Between the Lines” to discuss the situation in Ukraine. He provides a general outline of the key forces involved, explaining the different factions and their political ideologies. He further examines the nature of the European “Association Agreement”, the political blackmail inherent in it, and the role the agreement played in precipitating the crisis.