How German paper FAZ lets some truth through about Ukraine while still maintaining US doctrine


December 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

FAZ, Commentary and translation by Tom Winter –

How it looks on the page: The overline says ‘UPRISING IN UKRAINE’ while the banner headline emphasizes big bad Russia: The Kremlin at the goal?

FRN readers may recall Udo Ulfkotte. He was editor of the major German newspaper FAZ, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and then he wrote the book Bought Journalists:

“Purchased Journalists: How politicians, Intelligence Agencies and Oligarchs of Germany steer the news” Ulfkotte, who died this year of a heart attack, knew it from the inside.

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Here is how FAZ admits that Ukraine is in turmoil while still keeping up the Doctrine of the US:

Uprising in Ukraine
The Kremlin at the goal?

Ukrainian President Poroshenko betrays the legacy of the revolution on the Maidan. Thus, Moscow has almost achieved the failure of the democratic experiment in Kiev.

It is not the actions and speeches of the would-be revolutionist Mikhail Saakashvili that are decisive in the uprising in Ukraine, but the rhetoric and action of the state power. The credibility or implausibility of the allegations against the former Georgian president are a secondary matter: the language in which critics of the government and the president are generally labeled as “traitors” in the service of Russia is the language of authoritarian regimes.

It is only necessary to replace the words “Russia” with “West” or “Ukraine” in the remarks of Attorney-General Lutsenko or President Poroshenko, and then they sound like the propaganda against oppositionists that has been common in Putin’s Reich for years. The Ukrainian president betrays the legacy of the revolution on the Maidan, which brought him to power three years ago. Thus, the Kremlin has almost reached the goal of its war against Ukraine: the failure of the democratic experiment in Kiev.

But it is not that far yet. The Ukrainian society is tremendously alive and resilient.
Well, there it is: We note
1. The coup d’état, or in Obama’s phrasing, the US-brokered deal, that overthrew the elected president of Ukraine was “an experiment in democracy;” 
2. The millions of civilians in Donetsk and Lugansk do not exist. It is just Russia, and “Russia’s war against Ukraine;” 
3. “Putin’s Reich” infuriatingly paints Russia with a brush tarred in Nazism. And finally,
4. The daily war crimes of Ukraine do not exist either. Once again, we conclude: The worst fake news is achieved by omission.

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