The crusading, regime-changing neoconservatives and the bad-ass US imperialist war machine have now succeeded in bringing "democracy" to Ukraine, only not in the way that they intended. Today's referendum in East Ukraine to split from the US backed neo-Nazi and fascist infested unelected government in Kiev will likely be a resounding triumph for those who refuse to be crushed under the jackboot of US-EU-NATO forced austerity - good for them. Despite the saturation propaganda that has been pumped out in The Homeland portraying the federalists of Russian ethnicity as "rebels", "terrorists" and "Russian loyalists" and the whirlwind to whip up a frenzy leading to at least a new Cold War (that would send munitions sales skyrocketing) and perhaps a hot war with the big bad bear the people who know, and who truly matter - the Ukrainian citizens are exercising their right to self-determination. No matter how many thugs and as has been reported by German media, private corporate mercenaries that can be unleashed by Barack Obama, John Kerry, Geoffrey Pyatt, Victoria "Fuck the EU" Nuland (aka Nudelman) and the rest of the scum pushing this disaster - the spirit of resistance will ultimately win out over our fully run amok, collapsing and panic stricken Empire.
While Eastern Ukrainians go to the polls - in one case being fired on by "guardsmen" which is now the latest term glommed onto by the corrupt state-corporate media to polish the turd that are US backed neo-Nazis - there will soon be an independent breakaway region that will like Crimea likely return to Mother Russia. This has really got to put a bug up the asses out of all of those rapacious corporate pricks that Nudelman boasted to during that Washington DC Press Club December 2013 speech about the $5 billion stolen from the American taxpayers to destabilize Ukraine and throw open the doors to the business of plunder. At this point the corporate and financial predatory Deep State should be seriously thinking of cutting that chunk of blubber Nuland (aka Nudelman) loose along with everyone else responsible for the clusterfuck that was the coup d'etat that installed the corporate stooge "Yats" and set this entire thing into motion. The key will be how the US backed goons, neo-Nazis, fascists, mercenaries and their FBI and CIA support in Kiev will respond. Things could get pretty ugly if another incident like that which happened at the Odessa trade union building were to take place, it could be civil war.
The US establishment, particularly the neocons and the increasingly fiendish Obama and Kerry don't have a very good track record when it comes to civil wars. They completely botched Syria although they nearly succeeded in lying the American public into another huge Middle East war based on lies about that Sarin gas attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus before Putin saved the day and today there is an account in The Guardian that bears notice. I excerpt from the story entitled "Syria crisis: Iran and Assad have won, say top Tehran foreign policy figures":
Iran and its close ally President Bashar al-Assad have won the war in Syria, and the US-orchestrated campaign in support of the opposition's attempt to topple the Syrian regime has failed, senior Iranian officials have told the Guardian.
In a series of interviews in Tehran, top figures who shape Iranian foreign policy said the west's strategy in Syria had merely encouraged radicals, caused chaos and ultimately backfired, with government forces now on the front foot.
"We have won in Syria," said Alaeddin Borujerdi, chairman of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee and an influential government insider. "The regime will stay. The Americans have lost it."
This is what happens when the US backs extremists to further Deep State geopolitical aims. I mean what the hell can be expected when throwing in with flesh-eating Islamist militants in Syria or for that matter Neo-Nazis in Ukraine and particularly the Mujahideen one of whom was Osama bin Laden? The term is "Blowback" and the arrogant idiot political class and the insane neocons who are running US foreign policy are setting the stage for decades of it.