By Haneul Na’avi
####, I wouldn’t call what Putin did “Nazi-esque” behavior. If that’s the case, then the American Empire is very Nazi-like. It has taken over Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, and is trying the same with Syria, and anyone that criticizes their “freedom fighting” neoliberalization policies in these regions gets ridiculed, shut down or locked up.
Might I note, that members of Svoboda and Right Sector undemocratically pulled a coup d’etat in Kyiv, seized Parliament, and put in Oleksander Turchynov as a way of operating as a pro-US mouthpiece for the Ukrainian government.
Please read on Right Sector, Svoboda and Euromaiden, and then understand that these groups are financed by Western governments and via the National Endowment for Democracy. Understand that Western governments ushered in a new parliamentary power after emboldening fascist neo-Nazi regimes, and how this will further isolate America from the international community. Only the UK, France and US are gung-ho about starting war with Russia. I will refer you to these resources:
The Firebugs of Foreign Politics:
Why Russia Needs Crimea:
Did the West Break Its Promise to Moscow (Der Spiegel)
Putin’s Address to Russia:
I do not wish to be a defender or an apologist of Russia, but clearly the West is the defiant one by breaking their pact circa the creation of the Warsaw Pact and NATO in 1990. The article from Der Spiegel quotes what was agreed at this time:
“On Feb. 10, 1990, between 4 and 6:30 p.m., Genscher spoke with Shevardnadze. According to the German record of the conversation, which was only recently declassified, Genscher said: "We are aware that NATO membership for a unified Germany raises complicated questions. For us, however, one thing is certain: NATO will not expand to the east.” And because the conversion revolved mainly around East Germany, Genscher added explicitly: “As far as the non-expansion of NATO is concerned, this also applies in general.’”
This is a dangerous game of chicken that NATO is playing with Russia, which could spell disaster if it is not brought under control. These are the fundamental reasons why Russia is as indignant as it is.
One more note, the difference between what Adolf Hitler did in Czechoslovakia and what Putin did in Crimea was there there were genuine interests in Crimea. Crimea has a natural gas pipeline hosted by Gazprom there, in addition to the Russian Fleet at Sevastopol. Both of these are crucial for Russia. Namely, the Black Sea fleet is important, as it is one access point to the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Kill three birds without even firing a shot.