Ukraine invited to join NATO - it's deja vu all over again.
"While questions about Russia's tactics remain, its strategy has become more clear: The Kremlin appears to have decided to prevent Ukraine turning West and leaving what Russia regards as its sphere of influence.”
Those words, from a CNN news report are typical of the hypocrisy displayed by mainstream media when reporting news from Ukraine, and the pro - American (OK, if you haven't worked out yet that NATO is euphemism for U.S. State Department, you are not going to understand this article.)
I'm not really old enough to remember in detail but in the early 1960s, when the USA could have decided to meekly accept Cuba's having turned away from the U.S. sphere of influence that had existed under the prior, corrupt, Cuban leader, Fulgensio Batista, and becoming instead a new Soviet satellite, under communist Fidel Castro, the then President, J. F. Kennedy took the world to the brink of nuclear war rather than surrender the strategically important client state.
With more current relevance perhaps, we need to consider, how the U.S. reacted to Cuba's new best mate, The Soviet union trying to insert Soviet missiles with nuclear warheads in Cuba, right next door to its southernmost state?
The crisis that erupted when Kennedy sent in the U S Marines is formally known as the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. My Dad, having worked for the Quaker owned liberal newspaper, The News Chronicle until it folded in 1961 had just started for The Daily Express at the time and was not enjoying the pro war stance adopted by The Express. Still, a job's a job.
In short, the USA and its allies were not prepared to tolerate a rival superpower opening up a military base from which strategic nuclear missiles could be launched right on it's doorstep. And what powerful nation would tolerate it, it would be like ...... em ........ like ....... erm .......like Ukraine or Poland joining NATO and then allowing the U S government to set up missile bases in those countries, close to Russia's borders.
Don't be on this fooled by the screeching of lefties on this, they who simplify the world by claiming there are only two races, black and white, only two cultures, secular atheism and religious fanaticism, that science is The One True God and that 'we' are good and 'they' are evil may like to wave their academic qualifications in our faces but forget that most of the great advances in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and technology were made by people who did not have a PhD in 'Science-with-Origami' from a university. Their opinion is worth no more than your or mine and as most of them only regurgitate propaganda they don't really have any opinions of their own.
Russia will no more let the USA make Ukraine a client state from which Moscow can be threatened by US missiles than Washington would have allowed The Kremlin to deploy its nuclear weapons in Cuba. Putin is taking exactly the same stance as Kennedy did.
In 1962 The Soviets were seen as the danger to the world peace and democratic nations quickly lined up alongside the American government. Ironically while our leftie friends were traditionally sympathetic to the communist USSR, they are now very eager to support America, even though polls have shown that, globally, the U.S. is considered to be, by far, the most dangerous nation in the world — considerably more dangerous than Russia or China.
Are the news reporters, the editors, publishers and broadcasters and the managers, who run the news industry really so ignorant of the relevant history on this subject (the Cuban Missile Crisis, and its reverse analogue today in Ukraine), as they pretend to be?
Of not. But they want their public to remain that way (ignorant of hitorical truth, or too distracted by celebrity gossip to make the link), because the people who provide their revenue stream, their advertisers, want the public to stay ignorant, thus having no alternative but to trust the propaganda.
One of the basic human rights in a liberal democracy is the right to fr ee speech and for that right to have any meaning we must have a free press. I have said many times that we no longer live in democratic nations, the same corporate interests as control banking and the money supply, manufacturing and the extraction industries, agriculture and medicine also control news and the media.
An important component in the mechanism of control is controlled news, George Orwell predicted it in his novel 1984. By using controlled information to manipulate the public in the way that virtually all advertisers, all corporate finance directors, all CEO's and all political leaders want them to be manipulated: to trust everything we are told by the machine, rather than questioning what does not make sense.
If you see any left wing (neo - Fascist) apparatchik ranting about how unreasonable Russia is being over Ukraine, just point them at this article. It's doubtful that they will learn anything, but at least it will wind them up because they can't stand anybody disagreeing with them.
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