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The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.

How do we know that this is a lie? Is it because we have heard nothing but lies about Russia from NATO, from US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, from assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland, from Obama and his entire regime of pathological liars, and from the British, German, and French governments along with the BBC and the entirety of the Western media?

This, of course, is a good reason for knowing that the latest Western propaganda is a lie. Those who are pathological liars don’t suddenly start telling the truth.

But there are even better reasons for understanding that Russia has not invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops.

One reason is that Putin has invested heavily in diplomacy backed by unprovocative behavior. He would not risk his bet on diplomacy by sending in troops too few in number to have a decisive effect on the outcome.

Another reason is that if Putin decides he has no alternative to sending the Russian military to protect the Russian residents in eastern and southern Ukraine, Putin will send in enough troops to do the job quickly as he did in Georgia when the American and Israeli trained Georgian army invaded South Ossetia and was destroyed in a few hours by the Russian response. If you hear that 100,000 Russian troops accompanied by air cover have invaded Ukraine, it would be a more believable claim.

A third reason is that the Russian military does not need to send troops into Ukraine in order to stop the bombing and artillery shelling of the Russian populations by Washington’s puppet government in Kiev. The Russian air force can easily and quickly destroy the Ukrainian air force and artillery and, thereby, stop the Ukrainian attack on the secessionist provinces.

It was only two weeks ago that a fabricated report spread by the UK Guardian and the BBC that a Russian armored convoy entered Ukraine and was destroyed by the Ukrainian Military. And two weeks prior to that we had the hoax of the satellite images allegedly released by the US State Department that the corrupt US ambassador in Kiev spread around the world on social media allegedly showing that Russian forces were firing into Ukraine. One or two weeks from now we will have another lie, and another a week or two after that, and so on.

The cumulative effect of lie piled upon lie for most people is to build the view that the Russians are up to no good. Once this view is established, Western governments can take more serious moves against Russia.

ORDER IT NOW

The alleged entry of 1,000 Russian soldiers into Ukraine has been declared by NATO Brigadier General Niko Tak to be a “significant escalation in Russia’s military interference in Ukraine.” The champion liar Samantha Power told the US Security Council that “Russia has to stop lying.” The UK ambassador to the UN said that Russia was guilty of “a clear violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory.” UK prime minister Cameron warned Russia of “further consequences.” German chancellor Merkel announced that there would be more sanctions. A German Security Council advisor declared that “war with Russia is an option.” Polish foreign minister Sikorski called it Russian aggression that required international action. French president Hollande declared Russia’s behavior to be “intolerable.” Ukraine’s security council imposed mandatory conscription.

This suicidal drive toward war with Russia by Europe’s leaders is based entirely on a transparent lie that 1,000 Russian troops crossed into Ukraine

Of course the Western media followed in lock-step. The BBC, CNN, and Die Welt are among the most reckless and irresponsible.

The mountain of lies piled up by Western governments and media has obscured the true story. The US government orchestrated the overthrow of the elected government in Ukraine and imposed a US puppet in Kiev. Washington’s puppet government began issuing threats and committing violent acts against the Russian populations in the former Russian territories that Soviet leaders attached to Ukraine. The Russian people in eastern and southern Ukraine resisted the threat brought to them by Washington’s puppet government in Kiev.

Washington continually accuses the Russian government of supporting the people in the territories who have voted their separation from Ukraine. There would be no war, Washington alleges, except for Russian support. But, of course, Washington could easily stop the violence by ordering its puppet government in Kiev to stop the bombing and shelling of the former Russian provinces. If Russia can tell the “separatists” not to fight, Washington can tell Kiev not to fight.

The only possible conclusion from the facts is that Washington is determined to involve Europe in a war with Russia or at least in an armed standoff in order to break up Europe’s political and economic relations with Russia.

Europe’s leaders are going along with this because European countries, except for Charles de Gaulle’s France, have not had independent foreign policies since the end of World War II. They follow Washington’s lead and are well paid for doing so.

The inability of Europe to produce independent leadership dooms Russian President Putin’s diplomacy to failure. If European capitals cannot make decisions independently of Washington, there is no scope for Putin’s diplomacy.

Notice that the very day after Putin met with Washington’s Ukrainian vassal in an effort to resolve the situation, the new lie of Russian invasion was issued in order to ensure that no good can come of the meeting in which Putin invested his time and energy.

Washington’s only interest is in hegemony. Washington has no interest in resolving the situation that Washington itself created in order to bring discomfort and confusion to Russia. With the caveat that the situation could be resolved by Ukrainian economic collapse, otherwise the longer Putin waits to resolve the situation by force, the more difficult the task will be.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. bossel says:

    Oh man, is PCR really that delusional?
    I don’t have a problem with calling Western governments liars (they are composed of politicians, after all) but to fall so entirely for Russian propaganda? Plain stupid.

  2. Heath says:

    Or perhaps you would prefer Gennady Zyuganov, the Nationalist communist candidate? or ha ha Vladimir Zhrininovsky….

  3. Interesting that the puppets on here still fall for the lies of their hegemonic US government. Russia is no longer communist. Russia too believed the Wests lies and now NATO is running around like a chook with its head cut off proclaiming it has proof that Russia has invaded Ukraine and trying to set itself up on the border of Ukraine and Russia. Imagine if Russia set itself up on the border of US and Mexico – how would the US respond? Oh that’d right the Cuban crisis when the US was close to bring the world to a nuclear war. Same difference.
    The only invasion has been humanitarian relief, and more is needed so they will send more in. But even that was met with resistance and more media lies. Oh yes Russia invaded with sacks of buck wheat, water and generators. Even though the cargo was checked but they must have still been up to something because …they are Russians.
    Common sense will tell you if Russia invaded UKR then that war would be over very quickly. Perhaps another bigger war may start – the world’s first nuclear war. Russia is NO Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and all the other countries the US has wrecked to save democracy. (What a joke. If you people believe that there is no hope for you. The deluded and the delusional).
    The demonisation of Russia and Putin has to stop if you want a world fit for your children and your children’s children. I can only ask you to start thinking and try putting 2 and 2 together. There are many alternative sources to the mainstream news media around. One of the best for the situation in the Ukraine and how the Ukraine war is going is Vineyard of the Saker. Otherwise you will continue to believe that Ukraine is winning the war, when all it does is blow up innocent people in towns and cities. And then understand how it is not impossible that taxi drivers, teachers, farmers etc are thrashing the Ukraine army without a Russian invasion or covert help.

  4. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “War with Russia is an option”, declared a German security council adviser.

    You had better hope not sport. The Russians pounded you Germans into smithereens in WW2.

  5. At least now we know it’s not true that democracies don’t start wars on one another.
    And that not a single invasion has brought anyone freedom and democracy, only death and destruction.
    Good for war merchants’ profits though.

  6. mcs_in_ny says:

    I have to disagree with PCR here – it makes perfect sense for Putin, more or less covertly, to tip the scales in the conflict slightly by sending in a limited force to assist the separatists. Putin doesn’t want a full-blown invasion; if he did he would have done that long ago, and it’s too risky as it could draw NATO into the war in a big way. Neither can he afford to let the Ukrainian army overrun the eastern provinces, because Crimea would be next. The best outcome for Putin is to force Poroshenko to negotiate a truce giving some sort of autonomy to the eastern provinces, perhaps in exchange for an assurance that Russia would not attempt to annex them. To do that he needs a stalemate in the civil war; he knows the rank-and-file Ukrainian army has no stomach for the fight, that only the rabid nationalists are anxious for it, and that mandatory conscription is going to make Poroshenko quite unpopular even in the west. This is Putin’s plan, as I see it. And just because the Western media is not above a disinformation campaign does not mean that Moscow is.

  7. Putin got where he is because he’s a ruthless killer. Those who opposed his ascent are dead. But I guess we can trust him not to lie, that would be against his morals.

    • Replies: @MarkU
    , @John Q. Parvenu
  8. MarkU says:
    @Ozymandias

    “Putin got where he is because he’s a ruthless killer. Those who opposed his ascent are dead.”

    Says who exactly? Care to give a few examples? Have you anything to back up your gratuitous accusation except hearsay from the US-funded opposition?

  9. @Ozymandias

    Hello,

    Ozymandias opines: “Putin got where he is because he’s a ruthless killer. Those who opposed his ascent are dead. But I guess we can trust him not to lie, that would be against his morals.”

    It would be good of you, sir, to provide some empirical evidence to validate your accusations, otherwise readers of this fine blog might suspect you of trolling…

    Cheers,

    JQP

    http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/05/07/deathstar-america-and-the-endgame-of-empire/

    “It is the task of thinking men not to be on the side of the executioners.” — Camus

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