An article today, in The Voice Of Russia, points out the inclination of the US administration to abandon any path to improve relations with Russia. The new US candidate for ambassador to that country comes with some interesting diplomatic baggage. John Tefft, now awaiting Moscow's approval, has had previous service as US ambassador to Georgia and Ukraine, when US meddling in the domestic politics of those two countries was at a critical stage.
Though summoned out of retirement, Tefft's diplomatic career is also somewhat interesting. Under Barack Obama's presidency, from 2009 through 2013, he was US Ambassador to Ukraine. Under George W. Bush, from 2005 through 2009 – to Georgia. These two countries have recently signed association agreements with the EU, one of the main points of discord between them and Russia.Experts unanimously believe the new appointment will bring no improvement to relations with Russia. In fact, Dmitry Suslov, deputy director of comprehensive European and International studies at the Higher School of Economics, says many already call it a new cold war."I think that relations are at their lowest point since the end of the cold war. Many observers in the US and Russia are talking about a new cold war," he told Radio VR.
These prior appointments put Tafft on the spot. During the war started by Georgia's president, Saakashvili, there was a surprise attack against Russian peacekeepers; and Moscow had to swiftly send in its military to thwart the aggression. It was a piece of history that was blacked out, in 2008, and smothered under an avalanche of lies in the mainstream US press and TV.
The news of the past few weeks is astonishing. After a coup in Ukraine was sponsored and paid for by the US government, in secret, and the payment for its logistics confirmed later, by Victoria Nuland, a high State Department official, we have seen Russia accused of intervening there, though there is no evidence whatsoever of that. On the contrary, the thugs who have taken the reins in Kiev, have been blasting away with artillery at eastern Ukrainian cities, where people oppose the coup d'etat, and a presidential election that basically reflected only the will of the western region, where the forcible takeover was organized.
There was a public rally in Kiev yesterday, with the Right Sektor, the fascist cadre that spearheaded the seizure of power, crying for the blood of those Ukrainians who oppose the new regime.
The protesters held a “people’s assembly,” during which they warned Poroshenko that “this Sunday campaign may be the last peaceful one,” Itar-Tass reported.
The demonstrators called on the newly-elected president to “listen to the real holder of power – the Ukrainian people.”
They added that if the president didn't “hear [their] demands,” they would “consider him a traitor of the country” and “he will share the same fate as [ousted President Viktor] Yanukovich.” --RT
The Obama administration has been committing crimes and covering up the wrongdoing with lies and distortions. There is even confusion about who is calling the shots in this Empire run amok. Is it the CIA?--the president?--the State Department?--or the peculiar Hydra-head mercenaries, like Blackwater, operating in Baghdad?
This picked up speed under President G. W. Bush; and the descent of the United States into hell seems to be accelerating. Read the article,
How Blackwater Survived Iraq Probes Of Being "Above The Law" - By Threatening To Kill Investigators
Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, The NY Times reports that the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. However, as James Risen reports, a senior official of the notorious private security firm allegedly threatened to kill a government investigator leading the probe into the firm’s Iraqi operation. Stunningly (or not), the US embassy sided with him and forced the inspector to cut the visit short.What the Obama Team has been pushing since they conspired with the British and French to destroy Libya, and then by continuing on against Syria, is the empowerment of extremist Islamic radicals, jihadists--or whomever they find in the rank of mercenaries, to do the dirty work for them. That is to say, to cause the destruction of governments, if not societies; and they don't seem to care if it is one or the other.
Now there is the open conspiracy to force NATO into Russia's sensitive borderland, to threaten Russian naval installations in Crimea, to interrupt Russia's commerce and energy trade with Europe,--in other words to screw with that country--while simultaneously vilifying it.
Washington no doubt is inviting a proxy war in Iraq. Look at this new batch of over-ambitious, gleaming, well-provisioned, supremely confident rogues, who are tearing through the Iraqi countryside! There they are: crucifying the "moderate" extremists who were fighting Syria's president, making videos as they execute prisoners in Iraq, driving in long convoys of shiny new Toyota trucks.
I wonder who is paying for all those spiffy uniforms? Obama just recently asked Congress to fork over $500 million for weapons, to be given to the so-called moderates who are attacking Syria. If those weapons end up in the hands of the new killers, the glory-seeking, self-styled rulers of the whole Muslim world, it's probably just another installment on America's extended mercenary army.