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Ukraine’s Government Is Losing Its War. Here Is Why:

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Eric Zuesse, 27 January 2015

On January 27th, Ukraine’s Ministry of
Defense headlined “Militants Continue to Suffer Losses,” and
reported that four helicopters, and other weapons of the “militants,” were
destroyed in battle, but no evidence was given to support the assertion.

Just two days prior, the (also pro-Government)
Kiev Post had, in fact, bannered “Ukraine Hides Devastating Losses as Russia-Backed
Fighters Surge Forward,”
and reported “Ukraine’s worst-kept secret —
that the Ukrainian army is drastically understating its casualties.” After
detailing, there, what seems to be outrageous unconcern by the Government, for
the welfare of troops it’s sending into battle (even by jamming
battlefield-injured soldiers into regular civilian hospitals, which aren’t
equipped to handle their injuries), this report ends with a doctor saying,
“It’s bad everywhere. Yes, the soldiers are still standing at their positions
ready to fight. But we don’t see any help coming for them.”

The Ukrainian news agency RIAN
headlined on January 26th, “Mobilization in Dnipropetrovsk Almost Drowned,” and
reported, “In Dnipropetrovsk region [which is run by the U.S. White House’s friend, the
Ukrainian-Swiss-Israeli billionaire Ihor Kolomoysky
, whose
longstanding personal mercenary army has, alone, more than 5,000 fighters],
thousands of men are hiding from the draft. Enforcement officers recognize that
accomplishing their task will be very difficult.” More than 2,000 people there
who were drafted “did not show up, they evaporated.”

Consequently, the Government is
dragooning-in, or “ambushing” (as the article says), virtually anyone who seeks
help from the Government, “mobilizing the unemployed” and other “desperate”
people. “Military enlistment offices complain” that some draftees are too sick
to be able to fight at all.

Also on January 26th, the Fort Russ
blog bannered, “Azov Commander Freaks Out, Calls the War ‘Lost’. Blames
Everybody,”
and reported that, “Ukrainian politicians and generals
‘already lost the war,’ and ‘the West did not help.’ That’s the core of the
statement by Azov punitive [meaning: to ‘punish’ the residents in the
anti-Government region, for their not supporting the Government]
battalion commander’s, and currently also Rada [Parliament] Deputy’s, Andrey
Biletsky, in his ‘Address to the Nation.’” According to Biletsky, after the
fictitious “thousands of supposedly killed enemies and burned out tanks, the
wake-up can be very painful,” because of disappointment felt from the
Government’s lies.

RIAN news headlined on January 27th, “The
Situation at the Front and Riots Against the Mobilization,”
and
Andrew Vajra, of the news-site “Alternative,” quoted Biletsky there, as saying,
“We were not prepared for the current confrontation.”

Whereas Ukrainian conscript soldiers
are not eager to risk their lives in order to impose the current Ukrainian
Government (which had resulted from Obama’s
coup in Ukraine in February 2014
), upon the residents in Ukraine’s Donbass region, which had voted 90% for the man
whom Obama overthrew
, the residents who still survive there are very
eager not to allow this new regime to kill them; and, so, the motivation on the
part of the people whom Obama’s forces are trying to kill,
is vastly higher than is the motivation on the part of conscript troops, from
the rest of Ukraine, to kill them. The only troops who are that
eager to kill them are supporters of Ukraine’s two nazi (or racist-fascist)
parties, the “Freedom” (renamed by the CIA from their former “Social
Nationalist”) and the Right Sector, Parties. Those parties have always gotten
only a small percentage of the popular vote in Ukraine, though Obama’s people
have placed them into power. Once in power, they
passed laws to lock-in that power.

The Ukrainian Government’s problem is
that there just aren’t enough nazis, and there’s also not enough money, to do
the amounts of killing that need to be done in order to enable Obama’s
Ukrainian regime to retain the land in Donbass while eliminating the people
there. The 90% of those people who had voted for the man (Viktor
Yanukovych)
whom Obama overthrew are far more numerous, and far more
motivated, than are the vast majority of Ukraine’s soldiers.

America’s and Ukraine’s oligarchs
cannot come up with the money to finish the job, but Obama’s big financial
backer George Soros is now globetrotting in order to convince taxpayers
throughout the West to provide the money to finish it
, and the
amount he’s coming up with as being necessary for the job is between twenty and
fifty billion dollars. His entreaties appear to be falling upon deaf ears.

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And that’s the real reason why Obama’s
war in Ukraine is failing: there’s just not enough blood-lust for the task, either in Ukraine, or in “the West.”

There aren’t enough nazis, in either
area. Obama had over-reached, when he overthrew
Ukraine’s democratically elected President, Viktor Yanukovych, in February
2014. Either he’ll have to yield-up the land in Donbass, or else he’ll have to
yield-up the anti-Russian Government that he has imposed upon Ukraine. It’s one or the other,
and he’ll have to choose which.

Either outcome will be embarrassing for
him. But perhaps it won’t be quite as embarrassing for him as was his
predecessor’s embarrassment regarding the Iraq War. (Of course, Republicans
would be in their glory then, by saying “Obama lost Ukraine,” even though it
was actually Obama who had seized Ukraine, to begin with — and
Republicans would never criticize a President for doing a thing like that: it’s
the sort of thing that Republicans are expected to do.)

On the other hand, it might turn out to
be even more embarrassing than that for Obama, if
he should happen to decide to go all the way here, and to push on for a nuclear
war against Russia.

As regards the Ukrainian Government
itself, they were placed into power by Obama’s action of coup, followed by this
Ukrainian Government’s actions removing the Donbass residents from their
electorate; and, so, the current members of the Rada, and of the Ukrainian
Administration, cannot blame Obama; they are instead blaming Vladimir Putin and
Russia — the country that Obama (like George Soros and so many other American
aristocrats) hates, and that not merely the people whom Obama placed into power
in Ukraine hate. 

Thus, on Wednesday, January 28th, RIAN news headlined, “Full Text of the Appeal for Recognition of Russia as
Aggressor,”
and they reported:

“The Verkhovna Rada made ​​public
the full text of Resolution number 1854 on appeal to the United Nations, the
European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, NATO
Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, GUAM
Parliamentary Assembly, and the national parliaments of the countries in the
world, to recognize the Russian Federation as the aggressor state.”

Furthermore, German Economic News
reported that this action by the Rada had been
passed by “271 of 289 deputies present,” and that it could “have international
legal consequences.” GEN’s report also said that Ukraine’s leaders claim
they now “urgently need new loans” from the EU, because, otherwise, Ukraine’s
existing loans will go into default. The reader-comments to that news-report at
GEN’s website seem to be negative on that request, and to be far more
inclined to view Ukraine’s Government as nazi than as Ukraine’s being the
victim of Russia or any other country, and least of all as being a victim of
the EU’s own taxpayers, who have already given plenty to the Ukrainian Government,
and who would become the people bearing the burden of those new ‘loans,’ which
would be going to the very back of Ukraine’s long line of creditors, if Ukraine
goes bankrupt, as is widely expected soon to happen. In other words: there
would seem to be little public support in Germany, for giving Ukraine yet more
money. If the EU’s leaders do decide to comply with Ukraine’s urgent request,
then the EU will have even less public support in Germany than it currently
does. The EU is therefore likely to turn down the request, so as not to place
even further into jeopardy the EU’s own continued existence.

And, obviously, unless Ukraine gets the
further ‘loans’ to prosecute its war against the residents in Donbass, Ukraine won’t even
possibly be able to win this war.

So, that’s the Ukrainian Government’s
predicament, regarding this war.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is
the author, most recently, of  They’re
Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010
, 
and of  CHRIST’S
VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity
.

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