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responds to Stevbve Shrives here
“Prior to the recent regime-change operation in Ukraine, the U.S. government had sent some $5 billion of U.S. taxpayer money into the country. No, not into the coffers of the government but rather into the hands of private groups. The U.S government claims that the purpose of the money was to help spread democracy. The U.S. mainstream press lapped it up.
There is one great big problem, however, with that reasoning, one that the mainstream press clearly is unable to see. The president of Ukraine — the president that the private groups violently ousted from office — was democratically elected. Those $5 billion of U.S. taxpayer monies were used to destroy democracy, not fortify it.”
by Sheldon Richman
Here is an excerpt from
VLAD THE BAD STEALS A MARCH ON THE WEST
by Eric Margolis
The US won’t accept that Russia has any legitimate spheres of influence, while Washington’s span the globe. Last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry, who used to be a sensible fellow before becoming corrupted by power, blasted Russia: “you just don’t invade a country under a phony pretext!”
I guess Kerry has never heard of the US invasions of the Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Libya. Or can’t remember Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin “incident.”
Kerry should cut the hypocrisy and get to work on a diplomatic settlement. Two major nuclear-armed powers cannot – must not – be allowed to confront one another.
Ukraine could turn out to be the 1914 Bosnia-Herzegovina of our era if we don’t stop primitive breast-beating over a region no one could even find on a map until recently.
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