15.08.2016 Author: Phil Butler

Ukraine’s Latest Aggression: Trading Places With Turkey

234234234Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is reportedly reinforcing military units on the frontiers bordering Crimea and the Donbass now. This development comes on the heels of Kremlin reports Russia’s security service having foiled a terrorist attack in Crimea plotted by Kiev. The paper thin ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk, seems all but useless given these recent events. Russian President Vladimir Putin sits weighing options, as new western provocations develop.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported early in the week, it found a group of infiltrators in Crimea, near the Ukrainian border, preparing attacks on Crimea infrastructure. FSB chiefs said two people were killed fending off these attacks, and now Mr. Putin has reportedly pulled out of the Minsk talks. President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Ukraine has turned to “the practice of terrorism” and “is playing a dangerous game”. Putin called Kiev’s actions “stupid and criminal,” then later met with members of his security council. The logic of a Kiev incursion is baffling for some, but given NATO reeling over the recent developments in the Turkey-Russia relationship, some counter move was probably expected by the Kremlin. Whatever the run up was, now our sources’ claims UKROP offensive is coming by September seem all the more real.

Constant ceasefire encroachments, massive artillery barrages on civilians in the Donbass ongoing throughout, and very few western media sources have bothered to carry the news. We have seen this as typical for some time now. What’s more, wild claims by the Kiev regime and NATO allies about Russian invasions imminent, follow every breach of the peace by the west backed Kiev junta. So Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal stories to brainwash America into believing Russia is the aggressor signal us gain today. Washington and its satraps want to sucker Putin in. No matter how many times the Russian administration foils Obama’s plans, still more war strategies ensue. Only this time Kiev did not attack rebels in the Donbass. And this is the key takeaway here. The incursion was into Russia.

The Turkey reset and President Erdogan’s visit, Trilateral meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia, the potential for a reset with the UK via upcoming talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, August has so far been devastating for the NATO alliance and the forces embattling Russia. Now Erdogan has laid down the gauntlet to Washington over his bitter enemy Fethullah Gulen, the man he suggests orchestrated the attempted coup. The Turkish President has demanded Obama give up Gulen, or lose Turkey. So the Kiev incursion is a fairly plain indicator, some last ditch effort to maintain Russia’s encirclement does not go down in flames. If NATO loses Turkey, if Greece follows suit, the alliance is over. The feeling among many experts in our network is, this is a heightened point of desperation for Kiev and for Washington. Winter is coming on, and Poroshenko cannot hold out with freezing citizens lighting more fires in Kiev. And in typical fashion Reuters manufactures a scenario where Mr. Putin wants to tear up the Minsk agreements. To get the real picture, some reverse media psychology is needed.

Already TIME has come out with the “real reason” Mr. Putin is accusing Ukraine of terror acts. AP Moscow troll Simon Shuster at his tricks again, hating hard everything his corporate media bosses hate. To quote the Shuster on why Ukraine would never order such an attack:

“That means any Ukrainian scheme to get back Crimea, or even to destabilize it, using an amateurish bunch of guerilla-saboteurs, would have been stupid, senseless and self-defeating…”

Clearly, Shuster has never had any military training, nor has he even taken time to read a Tom Clancy novel. If Kiev wanted the attack to look like Crimea citizens loyal to Ukraine did it, I guess they would not use US cruise missiles and C4. TIME is owned by the same people who own just about every other media outlet in America, but Time Inc is a bit more shadowy about the Time Warner was about who runs things. The biggest fund involved in Time is Fairpoint Capital, which also owns chunks of The New York Times, US Steel, Lionsgate Entertainment, and etc. Joseph Ripp and a slew of other elites have shares, but in essence TIME is just owned media companies use to help their marketing, PR, and lobbying interests with. This goes without saying. The point is, these days the truth is simply the opposite of what TIME prints where foes are concerned. All this gets so complicated though, and people want simple answers.

The simplified version of the Kiev terror attacks and this border buildup is pretty simple. NATO needs to be needed and a Russia-Ukraine war (no matter how brief) would accomplish this. Second, Washington will be viewing the Turkey-Russia reset as a loss of a key NATO partner and a strategy game loss. Ukraine under the NATO banner would equal out the score. Like a strategy board game, the Pentagon and Washington think tank dinosaurs think this is all some elaborate global domination game created for their employment and entertainment. Most people can see the austere and obtuse manner in which civilian casualties and collateral damage are now handled. Simon Shuster and all the other quasi-experts tell fairytales that try and explain how Putin is thinking, by plugging in what the corporate enemies of Putin and Russia want to go over. In the case of a new Ukraine war, Shuster says Putin is “trying to convince” the west this crisis is Kiev’s fault. Hell, the west already knows whose fault all this is, and so does Vladimir Putin. Shuster and TIME speak to readers like idiots.

What can you expect in Ukraine? Push will come to shove, and either the people of Ukraine will revolt first, or Poroshenko will start a war with Russia. Mr. Putin will end up defending his people, by stomping Poroshenko’s meager forces into scrap metal. If things get out of hand, we’ll have a redux of World War II, and America and the London bankers think they’ll be able to profit from rebuilding Europe.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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