MUHAMMAD: American Hypocrisy Seems Boundless
Askia Muhammad | 3/12/2014, 3 p.m.
There are several crude and tasteless expressions I can think of to describe American policy toward Ukraine these days, but suffice it to say that it’s a “cheeky” crowd of American talking heads demanding that Russia back off and withdraw its troops from the autonomous Crimean Republic which, like Ukraine, was once part of the Soviet Union, and whose population is more than 60 percent Russian.
I call them cheeky rascals because the American neo-conservative wolves in CIA sheep’s clothing brazenly fomented an uprising in Ukraine which led to the country’s President Viktor Yanukovych leaving office and fleeing the country in the face of an American-provoked, right-wing, Nazi-sympathizing street uprising.
Then they installed a pro-western government with the new Ukrainian Prime Minister –Arseny Yatseniuk – picked in a secret phone call weeks in advance of the government shake-up, by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Victoria Nuland. That’s “brassy” foreign policy all right.
So when the Russians, under the legal terms of their treaty in force with Crimea, a treaty which governs the use of a Russian naval base there, did exactly what the United States would have done – if say a French uprising in Canada’s Quebec Province which is 80 percent French-speaking, overthrew that country’s English-speaking Prime Minister Stephen Harper in favor of cutting ties with Washington to have stronger ties with Paris – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that very quickly there would be “boots on the ground” in the disputed territory.
The U.S. with its CIA-manufactured crisis in Ukraine provoked Ukraine’s Russian neighbors. Now, these same CIA neo-cons who never met an armed conflict they didn’t like, are chiding President Obama to do something “tough” to show Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that “we mean business.”
Earlier, I used an imaginary scenario involving a crisis in Canada, with which the U.S. shares a border to illustrate the kind of geo-political issues which are at stake in this Russian-Ukrainian stand-off. But this country did not have any legal leg to stand on, yet the U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq, overthrowing a legally constituted government. There was even less cause justifying the U.S. military intervention in the skies over Libya, two years ago which led to the overthrow of that government and the brutal assassination of its legally constituted head of state – Muammar Qaddafi.
And let’s not forget those poor, 300 American “medical students” studying in the defenseless Island nation of Grenada back in 1983 when President Ronald Reagan used them as a pretext to send in U.S. troops to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, installing a puppet government to America’s liking.
And yet, all of the “talking points” being discussed in this country’s corporate-owned news media, and by the “puppet” U.S. government officials, paint the big, bad, jack-boot-wearing-Russian bear as the villain, and the innocent, “freedom loving,” “democracy-seeking” Ukrainians as the victims. And most of us swallow it all, hook, line and sinker. It’s such a complicated scenario, it’s difficult to follow along and do anything but fall for that carefully-crafted, American baloney.
We are warned that there would come a time when these scalawags would make “evil, fair seeming,” and that’s just what they’ve done, a-la what George Orwell labeled as “doublespeak” in his novel “1984.”
These guys have had 30 years since that target date and more than 50 years since the novel was written to perfect the game we see unfolding on the world stage today. The prevaricators have gained our trust and we go along with whatever interpretation they spell out for us.
I guess the next thing they’ll have us believing is that pigs can talk and operate cell phones with their hoofed feet, and that cardboard boxes can swim and dance and wear tuxedos. Their willingness to lead us down that primrose path seems boundless.