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On the Eastern Front Poroshenko Loads Up
Clearly, our leaders have learned nothing from the endless wars and crises of the last seventy years. We seem to keep installing the "clan" of warmongers tied at the hip to the military industrial complex and/or the profiteers bent on carving up Russia. Look at the implications. One of the most ruthless oligarchs in Ukraine has been issued a free pass to reignite the war in the Donbass.Anders Åslund, the man who alongside Jeffrey Sachs and David Lipton, paved the way for the massive profiteering in Russia during the Yeltsin years, he's now playing cheerleader for a war to retake the Donbass and Crimea.
Åslund defends $18B IMF/EU FTA "structural adjustment programme" for Ukraine 2014, because it's worked so well throughout Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and most recently Greece to remedy income inequality, deprivations, fossil fuel dependencies, and marketing armament.
In a worst-case, we're looking at Ukraine becoming an outright dictatorship and a world war with Russia. And in a best-case scenario the Ukraine people can look forward to decades of indentured servitude, poverty, crime, and fear. Make no mistake about this, in places where the U.S. hegemony encroaches, citizens of those countries end up far worse off than before their "democratization." Ukraine, once an emerging democracy with unlimited potential, has been transformed into a kill zone in between Russia and her enemies. This is war even if CNN does not report it, but very soon I expect the Donbass to me in the headlines. Watch out.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri May 11th, 2018 at 06:30:46 PM EST
No kidding? Anders Åslund is a prominent player at the Atlantic Council writing pro-Ukraine and getting paid for it ...

Payback: President Trump Gets Revenge for Russian Sanctions   by Anders Åslund

Atlantic Council and NATO policy from a decade ago ... making Russia a pariah state!

    Not so strange the feeling about NATO's aggressive stance, see the often quoted phrase from former US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder making Russia a pariah state. What do you expect from a regional power, a proud nation with a land mass covering halfway across planet earth.

    ○ Atlantic Council - Former US Amb to NATO Ivo Daalder: "It's our intent to make Russia a pariah state." (2013)

From my diary ...

Counterinsurgency Cyberwarfare NATO vs. Russia - Part 3

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 12th, 2018 at 07:15:38 AM EST
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I have always thought that a curious choice of word.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 13th, 2018 at 04:08:43 PM EST
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