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Since US overthrew Ukraine in 2014 it’s been dragging the world into war with Russia. US itself was replaced by silent military coup after 911-John Pilger, UK Guardian, 2013, 2014

September 26, 2022

Following 9/11 “a silent coup has taken place in Washington and rampant militarism now rules. The Pentagon currently runs “special operations”-secret wars-in 124 countries. At home, rising poverty and a loss of liberty are the historic corollary of a perpetual war state.“….Under the “weak” Obama, militarism has risen perhaps as never before. With not a single tank on the White House lawn, a military coup has taken place in Washington.”

May 13, 2014, In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia, John Pilger, UK Guardian

“Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world.”
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a “brilliant, even witty, highly successful
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as if the truth “never happened even while it was happening”.

Every year the American historian William Blum [America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy”] publishes his “updated summary of the record of US foreign policy” which shows that,

since 1945, the US has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments,

many of them democratically elected;

grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries;

bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries;

used chemical and biological weapons;

and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders.

In many cases Britain has been a collaborator.

The degree of human suffering,

let alone criminality, is little acknowledged in the west, despite the presence of the world’s most advanced communications and nominally most free journalism. That the most numerous victims of terrorism – “our” terrorism – are Muslims, is unsayable.

That extreme jihadism, which led to 9/11,

was nurtured as a weapon of Anglo-American policy (Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Image: Feb. 1983, “President Reagan meeting with Afghan Mujahideen in the White House” .…”Clockwise: Ronald ReaganMichael A. BarryMuhammad Umar Babrakzai; Mohammad Ghafoor Yousefzai; Habib-Ur-Rehman Hashemi; Farida Ahmadi; Mir Niamatullah and Gul Mohammad…Added: “Thanks to the marvels of declassification, we now know precisely when America’s engagement in Afghanistan was set in motion. It was on 26 December 1979, just two days after the Soviet invasion. President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser,Zbigniew Brzezinski, sent him a memo entitled “Reflections on Soviet intervention in Afghanistan”. Carter endorsed it, and soon the CIA was funnelling huge amounts of money through Pakistan to fundamentalist warlords. A year later, after Ronald Reagan replaced Carter, American involvement further deepened. “It is essential that Afghanistan’s resistance continues,” Brzezinksi wrote in his historic memo:

“This means more money as well as arms shipments to the rebels, and some technical advice. To make the above possible, we must both reassure Pakistan and encourage it to help the rebels. This will require a review of our policy toward Pakistan, more guarantees to it, more arms aid and, alas, a decision that our security policy toward Pakistan cannot be dictated by our nonproliferation policy.”…

As soon as Washington signaled to General Zia that it would stop monitoring the program in exchange for his help with the anti-Soviet war, he launched a global effort, led by AQ Khan, to assemble nuclear technology and fuel. Less than 20 years later,

Pakistan successfully tested its first nuclear weapon.” 12/28/2009, Kinzer]

(continuing): “is suppressed. In April the US state department noted that, following NATO’s campaign in 2011, “Libya has become a terrorist safe haven“.

The name of “our” enemy has changed over the years, from communism to Islamism,

but generally

it is any society independent of western power

and occupying strategically useful or resource-rich territory,

or merely offering an alternative to US domination.

[With al-Qaida now among its allies…the US intends to crush the last independent states in the Middle East: Syria first, then Iran.”…9/10/2013]

The leaders of these obstructive nations are usually violently shoved aside, such as the democrats Muhammad Mossedeq in Iran, Arbenz in Guatemala and Salvador Allende in Chile, or they are murdered like Patrice Lumumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

All are subjected to a western media campaign of vilification –

think Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, now Vladimir Putin.

Washington’s role in Ukraine

is different only in

its implications for the rest of us.

For the first time since the Reagan years,

the US is threatening to take the world to war.

With eastern Europe and the Balkans now military outposts of NATO,

the last “buffer state” bordering Russia – Ukraine –

is being torn apart by

fascist forces unleashed by the US and the EU.

We in the west are now backing neo-Nazis

in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler.

Having masterminded the coup in February [2014] against the democratically elected government in Kiev,

Washington’s planned seizure of Russia’s

historic, legitimate warm-water naval base in Crimea failed.

The Russians defended themselves, as they have done against every threat and invasion from the west for almost a century.

But NATO’s military encirclement has accelerated,

along with US-orchestrated attacks on ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

If Putin can be provoked into coming to their aid, his pre-ordained “pariah” role will justify a NATO-run guerrilla war that is likely to spill into Russia itself.

Instead, Putin has confounded the war party

by seeking an accommodation with Washington and the EU, by withdrawing Russian troops from the Ukrainian border

and urging ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine to abandon the weekend’s provocative referendum.

These Russian-speaking and bilingual people –

a third of Ukraine’s population –

have long sought a democratic federation that reflects the country’s ethnic diversity and is both autonomous of Kiev and independent of Moscow.

Most are neither “separatists” nor “rebels”,

as the western media calls them,

but citizens who want to live securely in their homeland.

Like the ruins of Iraq and Afghanistan,

Ukraine has been turned into a CIA theme park –

run personally by CIA director John Brennan in Kiev,

with dozens of “special units” from the CIA and FBI

setting up a “security structure” that

oversees savage attacks

on those who opposed the February coup.

Watch the videos, read the eye-witness reports

from the massacre in Odessa this month [May 2014].

Bussed fascist thugs burned the trade union headquarters,

killing 41 people trapped inside.

Watch the police standing by.

A doctor described trying to rescue people,

“but I was stopped by pro-Ukrainian Nazi radicals.

One of them pushed me away rudely, promising that soon me and other Jews of Odessa are going to meet the same fate.

What occurred yesterday didn’t even take place during the fascist occupation in my town in world war two.

I wonder, why the whole world is keeping silent.” [see footnote]

Russian-speaking Ukrainians are fighting for survival.

When Putin announced the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border,

the Kiev junta’s defence secretary,

Andriy Parubiy – a founding member of the fascist Svoboda party –

boasted that attacks on “insurgents” would continue.

In Orwellian style, propaganda in the west has

inverted this to Moscowtrying to orchestrate conflict and provocation“, according to William Hague.

His cynicism is matched by Obama’s grotesque congratulations to the coup junta on its

remarkable restraint” after the Odessa massacre.

The junta, says Obama, is “duly elected”. As Henry Kissinger once said: “It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but what is perceived to be true.”

In the US media the Odessa atrocity has been played down

as “murky” and a “tragedy”

in which “nationalists” (neo-Nazis) attacked “separatists”

(people collecting signatures for a referendum on a federal Ukraine).

Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal damned the victims – “Deadly Ukraine Fire Likely Sparked by Rebels, Government Says. Propaganda in Germany has been pure cold war, with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

warning its readers of Russia’s “undeclared war”.

For the Germans, it is a poignant irony that

Putin is the only leader to condemn

the rise of fascism in 21st-century Europe.

A popular truism is that “the world changed” following 9/11. But what has changed?

According to the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg,

a silent coup has taken place in Washington

and rampant militarism now rules.

The Pentagon currently runs “special operations” – secret wars –

in 124 countries.

At home, rising poverty and a loss of liberty are

the historic corollary of

a perpetual war state. Add the risk of nuclear war, and the question is: why do we tolerate this?”

Added: From Mr. Pilger, 2013:

The sterile repetitive debate about whether “we” should “take action” against selected dictators (ie cheer on the US and its acolytes in yet another aerial killing spree) is part of our brainwashing….Under the “weak” Obama, militarism has risen perhaps as never before. With not a single tank on the White House lawn, a military coup has taken place in Washington. In 2008, while his liberal devotees dried their eyes, Obama accepted the entire Pentagon of his predecessor, George Bush: its wars and war crimes. As the constitution is replaced by an emerging police state, those who destroyed Iraq with shock and awe, piled up the rubble in Afghanistan and reduced Libya to a Hobbesian nightmare, are ascendant across the US administration. Behind their beribboned facade, more former US soldiers are killing themselves than are dying on battlefields.”…9/10/2013, “The silent military coup that took over Washington,” UK Guardian, John Pilger

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