The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I is this week and at the rate that the dangerous and incompetent narcissist in chief is going we may just celebrate with a grand fireworks show that will usher in World War III. Let's face it, the United States has become addicted to war, outside of the financial fraud industry that was abetted by Obama with the huge Wall Street bailout and subsequent failure to prosecute any of those banksters responsible for wrecking the economy war is always the answer and in an election year with feckless Democrats terrified of being called "chicken" we now stand at the brink of historic catastrophe.
The root of Obama's derangement, as to our current national plight is his insane obsession with sticking it to the now fully demonized Russian leader Vladimir Putin over those twin humiliations. The thin-skinned one has never quite gotten over Russia's role in sparing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from torture, a show trial reminiscent of those staged by Stalin and then more torture and his intervention to prevent a massive military strike on Syria late last summer that was based on the still unproven responsibility for the gassing of civilians at Ghouta -it is most likely that the jihadist rebels that Obama's regime was backing did it as a false flag to lure the US into a war. Obama's supreme arrogance and thin-skinned inability to act the part of the putative leader of the free world has set us all on a blind and deadly rush to the precipice of the abyss.
The thing is going to erupt in a big way over Ukraine, that splendid little coup d'etat that went terribly wrong - which things have a tendency to do if run by idiots like Obama's dream team over at the State Department - and deprived the rapacious crony capitalist corporations who were salivating at divvying up the spoils of "the breadbasket of the world". The early stages of what now is on track to become the mother of all foreign policy debacles with the US establishment capitalizing on the very suspicious and serendipitous shooting down of that Malaysian Airlines jet to send in US military advisers to prop up the ragtag forces of the puppet state of Kiev that the deranged Chocolate King aka Petro Poroshenko has unleashed upon federalist rebels and civilians in the east. The downing of MH17 presents a perfect opportunity for the US-EU-NATO Axis of Aggression to pacify the east and further encircle Russia in clear violation of the agreement struck by American leaders when the Soviet Union broke up. Obama's juvenile insistence at holding billions of people hostage in his ongoing dick-measuring contest with Putin is about to blow up big time because there is only so much that Russia is going to take before the US created new Cold War goes hot.
One of the greatest problems in America today - other than the acceptance of perpetual war and the glorification of an increasingly militarized police presence - is the greed and it is particularly evident in Ukraine where there was already intensive preparation for another of those color revolutions to throw open the door to US resource plunder and IMF enforced austerity. The conditions were already there for Obama and the stammering ass that is John Kerry to avenge their embarrassing punking by Putin. The conditions were always ripe for exploitation and the expansion into yet another of this once great country's illegal post WW II wars of aggression and conquest. As I wrote a few months ago in a piece entitled "Making Ukraine Safe for US Corporate Vultures";
The dirty little secret of the entire Ukraine debacle is that prior to the orchestrated putsch that installed the austerity puppet government the country had already been sliced, diced and carved into bite sized pieces to be fed to the rapacious, insatiable corporate vultures that comprise the real power behind the throne. Less known than Victoria Nuland’s intercepted phone call where she and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt discussed their intent to circumvent the EU to install former central banker “Yats” is an appearance that she made at the National Press Club in Washington to advise the circling corporate vultures that the US “We have invested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine to achieve these and other goals ” – this is taxpayer money that sure could be used right here at home given the dismal job market and gutting of essential and social service programs to finance the warfare state and the expansion of the corporate empire. Behind Nuland on the dais was a prominently featured logo for oil giant Chevron, which has a $10 billion shale oil deal with Ukraine on the line, it is interesting in that the $10 billion is exactly the same figure that the occupying puppet government was bemoaning as being lost by the Russian annexation of Crimea - after that referendum that won't be recognized by the hypocritical US-EU-NATO schemers. The violence is coming, anyone with a working knowledge of US history can see that and soon the jackals, mercs, neo-Nazis and the military will soon be fully engaging in "anti-terrorist" operations. But you won’t hear about any of this on ABC’s This Week or any of those other beltway circle jerks advertised as news shows every Sunday morning.
For the corporate dismantling of Ukraine there are a few excellent pieces of reading that come with my highest recommendation which are fine the work of JP Sottile aka The News Vandal. The following excerpt comes from his piece “The Corporate-Foreign Policy ‘Deep State’ at Work in Ukraine” which links to his pieces at Consortium News and Buzzflash as well as provides links to all sources:
The visible maneuvering over Crimea and the Cold War nostalgia expressed by belligerent U.S. politicians doesn’t quite match the corporate takeover we saw in Iraq. Rather, it feels more like Guatemala & the United Fruit Co. in 1953, or Iran & the CIA in 1953.
The moves are happening on two fronts: energy and agribusiness.
To read my story on Condi Rice and Chevron’s new 50-year lease to develop shale gas in Ukraine go to BuzzFlash: The Business of America Is Giving Countries Like Ukraine the Business
Excerpt: Like most American Exceptionalists, Condi Rice’s bluster and posturing can be reverse-engineered to find the banal truth about U.S. foreign policy. For example, her steadfast belief that Ukraine “should not be a pawn in a great-power conflict but rather an independent nation” might have something to do with Chevron’s 50-year lease to develop Ukraine’s shale gas reserves.
When that lease was signed on November 5, 2013, it stoked Russian fears about losing its influence on, and a major gas market in, a former satellite. It also came on the eve of the much-disputed trade deal with the European Union that, once abandoned due to Russian pressure, led to the toppling of Ukraine’s government. Reuters characterized Ukraine’s “$10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. Chevron” as “another step in a drive for more energy independence from Russia.”
To read my story on growing investments by Cargill, Monsanto and Big Ag in the Soviet Union’s former breadbasket go to Consortiumnews: Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch
Excerpt: Despite the turmoil within Ukrainian politics after Yanukovych rejected a major trade deal with the European Union just seven weeks earlier, Cargill was confident enough about the future to fork over $200 million to buy a stake in Ukraine’s UkrLandFarming. According to Financial Times, UkrLandFarming is the world’s eighth-largest land cultivator and second biggest egg producer. And those aren’t the only eggs in Cargill’s increasingly-ample basket.
On Dec. 13, Cargill announced the purchase of a stake in a Black Sea port. Cargill’s port at Novorossiysk — to the east of Russia’s strategically significant and historically important Crimean naval base — gives them a major entry-point to Russian markets and adds them to the list of Big Ag companies investing in ports around the Black Sea, both in Russia and Ukraine.
Both stories touch on the “Deep State” of interlocking interests, political fixers and policymakers steering U.S. policy into a long-desired collision with Russia. Ultimately, it’s about opening the door to Ukraine’s resources for well-connected corporations.
Mr. Sotille also is interviewed here on the libertarian Scott Horton Show. Also The News Vandal looks like a good place to visit for information on commentary on a wide range of topics, check it out.
It is disaster capitalism write large, Naomi Klein wrote about this in her book “The Shock Doctrine” and has a new piece out at the Guardian entitled "Why US fracking companies are licking their lips over Ukraine" describing how the wave of “fracking” is about to reach a crescendo with the patriotic rallying cry of defeating Putin as the bogus corporate mantra. The moneyed special interests are swarming all over every aspect of the Ukraine situation looking to cash in, Bloomberg.com’s recent article “Ukranian Crisis Not Wasted by Washington Lobbyists” is also a must read.
Then there is that disgusting appointment of the son of sitting Vice President Joe Biden to the board of the largest gas company in Ukraine, Burisma Holdings who has been using the chaos in the aftermath of the downing of MH17 to set up extraction operations. The next week will be critical as the US now is no longer hiding the aiding and abetting of an illicit government in Kiev that has from the day that democratically elected leader Viktor Yanokovych with the help of overt fascists and neo-Nazis. The insertion of military advisers and the assistance of targeting rebel rocket sites may be something that even Putin may not be able to swallow after months of failed attempts to bait him into sending the Russian military into Ukraine and triggering what would be an immediate NATO response.
This is what happens when arsonists are allowed to play with matches and Obama is the biggest firebug of them all.