READ ALL ABOUT IT! US, champion of international law! R2P! The good guys in Kiev!
Felicity Arbuthnot in Global Research singles out just a few of the emotive clichés used: “red lines” are “crossed”, “sovereignty and territorial integrity” has been “violated”, as the “resolute” US, EU and Britain stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the interim Ukraine government.
“You just don’t, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext”. This despite disregarding international law in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yugoslavia (1999, bombed by NATO with no UN mandate).
US almost routinely threatens and invades sovereign nations
So, clearly referring to the threats and onslaughts of recent years, Russian President Vladimir Putin, on being accused of violating international law, replied: “Well, it’s good that they at least recalled that there is international law … Better late than never”.
American foreign policy
NBC News, an American network, reports that President Putin, in an interview about the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, described the U.S’ interference in world affairs as if it were conducting experiments on lab rats:
“I think they sit there across the pond in the U.S., sometimes it seems … like they’re in a lab and they’re running all sorts of experiments on the rats without understanding consequences of what they’re doing. Why would they do that? Nobody can explain it.”
Cameron meets EU ministers, hoping for a “robust response” to Russia, though of late it has fired not a shot and invaded no one
The Crimean government called a referendum and a fraction under 97% voted to cede to Russia, with a turnout of over 80% – an electoral enthusiasm of which Western governments could only dream. One hundred and thirty five international observers from twenty-three countries said, consistently, they saw no pressure of any sort, and they had “not registered any violations of voting rules.”
The good guys in Kiev?
The Kosovo parallels are explored by Arbuthnot, who also reports on the mnidset of many supporting the Kiev government. As the Jewish Press reports, incidents have led to Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman asking Kiev Jews to leave the city and, if possible, the country. The Israel National News has reported that some Jewish shops have been vandalized and other threats to the Jewish community have been received.
Svoboda, the ultranationalist Ukrainian political party marches and demonstrates.
It is reported that last year at an appointed moment, the marchers removed their windbreakers to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the kikes.”
With NATO encroaching ever closer and NATO countries, the US and UK planning military exercises with Ukraine, Russia has arguably fulfilled this responsibility in protection of those threatened and at risk – as requested by its former State and neighbour and as laid out by the UN.
Arbuthnot concludes pithily: “David Cameron has grand plans to “celebrate” the centenary of the start of World War 1 this year.He seems hell bent on celebrating it by starting World War 111 . . .
Someone please chuck that Obama Nobel Peace Prize into the Potomac”.
Posted on March 21, 2014, in Government and tagged Afghanistan, EU ministers, Felicity Arbuthnot, Global Research, Iraq, Kiev Jews, Kosovo, NATO, Obama Nobel Peace Prize, Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Svoboda, Ukraine crisis, US Secretary of State John Kerry, World War 111, Yugoslavia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.