“BEFORE OUR EYES” Is Crimea’s Shift the First of a Long Series ?
by Thierry Meyssan
Beyond the emphatic cries of the West against the accession of the Crimea to the Russian Federation, the real issue is whether this is an orphan event or whether it foreshadows a turning of Eastern Europe toward Moscow. With only enslavement to the Brussels bureaucracy to offer, Brussels fears that its current clients may be attracted by Moscow’s freedom and money.
Scene of jubilation in Semferopol upon Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation.
Westerners bellow to denounce the “military annexation” of the Crimea by Russia. According to them, Moscow, returning to the “Brezhnev doctrine” threatens the sovereignty of all States which were members not only of the former Soviet Union, but also of the Warsaw Pact, and is about to invade as it did in Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Is this true ? Obviously, the same Westerners are not convinced of the imminent danger. Though they equate the “annexation” of the Crimea by Vladimir Putin to that of the Sudetenland by Adolf Hitler, they do not think that we are heading towards a Third World War.
At most, they have enacted theoretical sanctions against some Russian leaders – including Crimean leaders – blocking their accounts in case they should wish to open such in Western banks, or prohibiting them from traveling there, in case they yearned to do so. True, the Pentagon has sent 22 fighter jets to Poland and the Baltic States, but it does not intend to do more than this posturing for the moment.
What exactly is happening ? Since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and the Malta summit that followed on December 2 and 3, the United States has steadily gained ground, and in violation of their promises, have absorbed all Eastern European states – except Russia – into NATO. The process began a few days later, on Christmas 1989, with the overthrow of Ceausescu in Romania and his replacement by another communist dignitary suddenly converted to liberalism : Ion Iliescu. For the first time, the CIA organized a coup in broad daylight, while staging it as a “revolution” thanks to a new television channel, CNN International. This was the beginning of a long series. FINISH THIS ARTICLE AT IT’S SOURCE …THEN HURRY BACK