[Rushtalk] Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Mon Mar 16 09:10:01 MDT 2015

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a
Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

US Sticks to Tried and True Policy of Supporting Coups

  By Sputnik Global Research, February 03, 2015 Sputnik News   US
President Barack Obama revealed the United States’ involvement in the
Ukrainian crisis from its outset and admitted that the United States
“had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.”

US President Barack Obama’s recent interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakiria
reveals the United States’ involvement in the Ukrainian crisis from its
outset and that the country worked directly with Ukrainian right-wing
fascist groups, experts told Sputnik.

On Sunday, in his interview with CNN, Obama admitted that the United
States “had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.”

        “Obama’s statement is reiterating something that the world
        public opinion already knew —the US was involved in the coup of
        [ex-Ukrainian President] Viktor Yanukovych from the
        start. History shows us that the US has overthrown numerous
        governments in Latin America, Asia and Africa and replaced them
        with leaders that ruled with a fascist ideology that proved
        useful for Washington’s geopolitical interests,” independent
        researcher and writer Timothy Alexander Guzman told Sputnik.

Yanukovych’s decision to not sign an association agreement with the
European Union in late 2013 triggered a mass wave of protests
across Ukraine, culminating in the February 2014 coup. Following the
transition of power, Kiev forces launched military operation
against those who refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new

Guzman claimed that during the Ukrainian conflict, Washington and its
NATO allies worked directly with right-wing Ukrainian Fascist groups,
including the neo-Nazi inspired Right Sector militia.International law
professor at the University of Illinois College of Law Francis Boyle
shares a similar opinion, also arguing also that Obama’s approach
to Ukraine is no different to the neoconservative approach of former US
national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, or political scientist
Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” philosophy.

        “I think he [Obama] has made it very clear that he is going
        to continue to take a Brzezinski hard-lined approach
        toward Ukraine and Russia and that there are not going to be any
        compromises at all, and effectively he expects President Putin
        to throw in a towel, capitulate, whatever, it does not appear
        to me there is any ground for negotiations in light of what
        President Obama at least said publicly,” he said in an email
        to Sputnik.  

Boyle also stated that the United States may already be sending covert
offensive military equipment to Ukraine, despite Washington’s claims
that it provides Kiev only with non-lethal aid.The expert also claimed
that Obama’s ignorance of the Minsk agreements and of Russian President
Vladimir Putin’s proposals to negotiate the conflict peacefully,
indicates that Washington is going to continue with its aggressive
policy in Ukraine.

“How can Russia tolerate this gang of Nazis in Kyiv [Kiev] setting
up shop right there on the borders of Russia, and being armed, equipped
and supplied by NATO? Of course, Russia cannot tolerate that,” Boyle
concluded, adding that the Unites States itself would not tolerate such
threats close to its borders.

Obama & Merkel to Discuss Arming Ukraine in Washington Next Week 

        “The very fact that Obama feels he needs to comment on [the] US
        direct role in the regime change [in Ukraine] and on Putin’s
        response over Crimea in this manner, rather than calling Putin a
        Hitler with well thought out expansionist designs, as has become
        the norm in the US, speaks for itself: perhaps, the White House
        is finally coming to the view that it needs to come to its
        senses and negotiate with Moscow,” Vlad Sobell, a professor
        at New York University’s Prague campus stated.

On Sunday, US President Barack Obama, in an interview with CNN’s Fareed
Zakiria, explained that the United States “brokered a deal to transition
power in Ukraine.” The US President said that Russian President Vladimir
Putin made his decision to legally annex Crimea “not because of some
grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off-balance by the
protests in the Maidan.”

In late 2013 a decision by Ukraine then-President Viktor Yanukovych
to avoid signing an association agreement with the European Union
triggered mass protests across Ukraine, dubbed Maidan, culminating
in the February coup. Following the coup and a rise in aggressive
nationalism in the country, Crimea seceded by referendum from Ukraine
and rejoined Russia in March 2014.

Former US Officials Urge Washington to Send Lethal Military Aid to
Ukraine Pepe Escobar, a correspondent for Asia Times, Hong Kong, who has
closely followed developments in Ukraine, told Sputnik of his belief
that every independent observer, including himself, “had known from the
beginning those $5 billion, [US Assistant Secretary of State] Victoria
Nuland’s number, over the years unleashed to boost ‘freedom’ in Ukraine
one day would come to fruition.”"And Putin was not ‘caught
off-balance’,” Escobar added. “Russian intelligence knew in a few hours
that Maidan would be replicated in Crimea, so the Kremlin acted
swiftly,” he stated.

        Professor Sobell claims that “Mr President [Obama] should be
        aware that Yanukovych fled [Ukraine] because he had solid
        reasons to fear for his life. The hallowed Maidan was not a
        peaceful democratic regime change, as it was presented
        in Western media, but a violent putch complete with murderous
        acts by hired assassins.”

Sobell states that unnamed EU officials affirm that on February 20
snipers shot both demonstrators and police dead, in order to provoke
chaos. These crimes, he continued, are not being investigated by Kiev’s
“democratic — Western values” regime or its Western sponsors, as “today
it is ok to install a Nazi-driven regime by these means and then demand
that Western tax- payers support it.”

According to Escobar, the way the Ukrainian coup will be perceived “all
across the Global South is […] another US regime change operation, using
local patsies.”

Commenting on the recent increase in hostilities between Kiev and
independence supporters in the southeast of Ukraine, Sobell said the
situation has changed in favor of the Donbas militia.

        “Washington knows it and knows that they must either compromise,
        start genuine negotiations with Moscow and separatists, or
        escalate support for the Nazi regime by supplying it with arms.
        This would lead to major escalation of the conflict – at this
        point we cannot rule out that Obama will opt of this,” Sobell

Russia’s relations with the West deteriorated sharply in 2014,
following Crimea’s reunification with Russia and the start of the
ongoing military conflict in Ukraine. The United States and its allies
accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs and imposed
several rounds of economic sanctions, targeting Russia’s energy, banking
and military sectors, as well as several high-ranking individuals.



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