Eric Zuesse, 3 Feb. 2015
Washington’s prestigious bipartisan think tank, the Brookings Institution, has now issued a call for American taxpayers to finance more firebombings, clusterbombings, and other support to the ethnic cleansing, which has been going on since Ukraine’s coup — the ethnic cleansing that’s occurring in the region of Ukraine’s southeast that’s called “Donbass” (which is the Ukrainian area shown in dark purple on this map, the map of the election results in Ukraine’s last nationwide Presidential election before the coup; and that’s the same region which rejects the U.S.-imposed coup-Government. The people there had voted 90% for the man whom the U.S. coup overthrew, which is the reason the U.S. Government wants them eliminated, so that Ukraine can keep the land — and its resources — but now cleansed of its residents, so that the U.S. can place missiles there aimed at Russia, which is America’s current strategic objective: to control Russia).
On Monday, February 2nd, Brookings (whose Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack had been among the leaders of the invade-Iraq movement before the 2003 U.S. invasion there on false pretenses) issued a report, “Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do.” This report urged “providing direct military assistance—in far larger amounts than provided to date and including lethal defensive arms—so that Ukraine is better able to defend itself. The U.S. government should provide Ukraine $1 billion in military assistance as soon as possible in 2015, followed by additional tranches of $1 billion in FY 2016 and FY 2017.”
That euphemism “defensive arms” is for gullible individuals only: guns and tanks obviously fire in both directions, and so do anti-tank weapons etc. — and there was no “Russian Aggression” in Ukraine until the Obama Administration violently overthrew the existing Government there in February of last year. Adolf Hitler claimed to be “defending” Germany when he invaded and took over Poland in 1939, following a “false flag” incident in Poland that could have been a model for Obama’s in Ukraine last year, and the United States is copying not only his PR tactics about it, but the continuing violence afterwards, differing mainly in his using surrogates to do the job, instead of (as Hitler did) claiming the consequences as being his own. (Hitler was able to tell Germans that Poland was threatening Germany, but Obama can’t likewise persuasively say to Americans that Ukraine constitutes a threat to America: Americans aren’t that gullible, and he knows this.) As the following videos of the U.S.-sponsored firebombings — and of regular bombings — of cities and villages in Donbass will make clear, these consequences also compete rather well with Hitler’s in their sheer violence.
An outline of that coup should be expressly stated here: The U.S. overthrew Ukraine’s peaceful (though like all of that country’s previous ones corrupt) Government, by hiring Ukrainian (and some foreign) masked racist-fascist (or nazi) mercenaries (who were dressed as that Government’s security forces so that the existing Ukrainian President would be blamed), to fire down onto anti-corruption demonstrators massed at Kiev’s Maidan square — and here will be shown the reality of what our billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are already buying for the resulting war from that overthrow, which Brookings wants Americans to buy yet more of:
But, first, it should also be noted, in this introduction, that the OSCE, Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe, refuses to investigate the documented usages of firebombs in Ukraine’s war against the southeastern portion of Ukraine, Donbass — the region that rejects the legitimacy of the Ukrainian Government which came into power at that violent February 2014 coup. (Here is the U.S. official on 4 February 2014 at the very moment when she was selecting the man to run Ukraine after the coup, the man who then did become appointed as Ukraine’s leader 22 days later. And here is the telephone conversation during which the EU’s minister for foreign affairs first learned that it had been a coup.)
However, some of these firebombing-instances have (notwithstanding OSCE and other U.S.-controlled agencies) been caught on videos, the authenticity of which has not been challenged; and, sometimes, the resulting fires on the ground have likewise been documented in these videos. The Government blames these firebombings on the residents they’re firebombing, and calls them “Terrorists” for rejecting this Government and for wanting not to be ruled by it. However, the people who live in the region are not the people who are flying those planes and dropping these bombs onto them. It’s always the Government — the Government that Obama placed into power in Kiev a year ago. As this phone conversation made undeniably clear, that government had been brought to power in a coup that was recognized, at the time, as being such (a coup), even by the man who ultimately won Ukraine’s Presidency after the coup, Petro Poroshenko; furthermore, it violated Ukraine’s Constitution. Everything that has occurred since then (and actually even since at least 25 January 2014, leading up to the coup) is fundamentally illegal; and that is why the country is now being ruled by sheer force; and anyone who would pretend otherwise is not honest about the matter.
With all of that out of the way as an introduction now, we can consider:
Here is a video of a typical firebombing of a Donbass village, this one being Gorlovka:
Not all of Gorlovka was destroyed in that attack; so, the Ukrainian Government sent in a plane with a large bomb, and here is someone standing in the crater that was caused by it:
The British website, Vice News, has sent reporters into the region, and the present reporter previously headlined about that, “Britain’s Vice News Reports Ukraine’s Firebombing of Southeast.” I noted then that their reporters independently verified that Iliovaisk had been hit by a bombing attack “each of which warheads delivered hundreds of 4,000-degree-Fahrenheit thermite pellets that are illegal to use, except when deployed precisely against military targets, not against civilians, and not imprecisely, such as here (via an ‘unguided rocket delivered by an outdated 9K51 MLRS system’).”
This was their firebomb-video of “Rockets Exploding Over Iliovaisk”:
The present reporter has also discussed the multiple evidences of “Ukraine Atrocities: The Illegal Use of White Phosphorous Fire Bombs Against Dopnetsk Civilians,” which linked to videos taken by Russian Television of one particular such event. For example, Here is a sequence of three of these videos, first of the firebombing itself, then of the resulting fires, and then of the residents hiding in their basements trying to protect themselves from the attack:
So: it is clear that this is happening, and that it’s being little reported in the West — and that it’s not being investigated by Western agencies (such as the OSCE).
And here, we have “Ukraine’s President, to the People He’s Bombing: Go to Hell!”:
And here is that same person addressing a special joint session of the U.S. Congress and receiving lengthy standing ovations from them:
C-Span showed the whole thing, and opened with a solid one minute and eight seconds of standing ovation for him, before House Speaker John Boehner formally introduced Poroshenko:
And, as if that doesn’t already make sufficiently clear that the Washington Establishment is almost entirely united in its support for nazism in our time, Chris Ernesto at UkraineWar.Info bannered, on 30 January 2015, “US Announces Support of Neo-Nazis,” and he reported that, “Pentagon officials confirmed last week that US troops will deploy to Ukraine in the spring to help build the Ukrainian National Guard. In addition to sending US troops, Washington has already sent heavy military equipment and has earmarked $19 million for Ukrainian forces.” Ernesto documented that the money that U.S. taxpayers will increasingly be sending to Ukraine will be used in order to intensify the campaign to exterminate the people in Donbass, the people who reject the Government that was imposed upon Ukraine by the United States in an illegal coup. (And it certainly was a coup, which is known as such practically everywhere but in the West.)
President Poroshenko has especially honored one military leader, Andriy “Biletsky, who was given an ‘Order For Courage ‘award by Poroshenko,” and who “recently wrote that, ‘The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the white races of the world in a final crusade for their survival. A crusade against the Semite-led sub-humans. The task of the present generation is to create a Third Empire.’” Adolf Hitler called it “the Third Reich.” But now that the U.S. aristocracy are placing rabid nazis into power, they get standing ovations in the U.S. Congress.
These little Hitlers, such as Biletsky, have no conscience-qualms about being led by a big black Hitler in the world’s superpower, and serving the American aristocracy, and many Jewish aristocrats, and not only most of Ukraine’s aristocrats (many of whom, like Ihor Kolomoysky, are likewise Jewish), otherwise called “ oligarchs.”
What they all are actually fighting for, is the global supremacy of America’s aristocracy. In this sense, and only in this sense, Hitler really did lose WW II: Germany’s aristocracy were reigned-in, even if only a bit. After that War, there was a long FDR-shaped interregnum of increasing democracy in the United States and throughout the developed world; but then came 1980 and Ronald Reagan and the reverse long-term trend, back toward fascism, and now into outright nazism (racist fascism), this time against Russians, whom Republicans have long particularly hated. (Obama pretends not to hate them; he condemned Mitt Romney for saying, “in terms of a geopolitical foe, … Russia is the geopolitical foe.” Obama is the master-liar; Romney wasn’t smart enough to be in his league, on that; so, Romney lost.) After 1980, America’s aristocracy defeated not only (Hitler’s bane) democracy itself, in the United States and in much of Europe, but they are climbing yet higher on the global power-mountain, increasingly threatening to defeat Russia’s aristocrats, who are, it seems, just about the only ones that today are trying to organize a global resistance against them, and therefore against global dictatorship by the American elite.
Yet again, Russia is being forced to wage war against the apparently insatiable leading fascist and even nazi (racist-fascist) powers, the global aristocracy (led by the U.S. aristocracy). And, yet again, it’s not something that any Russians wanted; it’s instead something that no Russians seek or sought. Only the global aristocracy seeks it — because Russia is, still, the only powerful opponent of the global aristocracy, the only powerful nation that won’t buckle to it.
So, of course, outfits like Brookings want U.S. taxpayers to spend yet more billions, in order to bring Russia’s aristocracy under American aristocrats’ (or “U.S. mega-corporate”) control.
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.