Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen here addressing journalists from world news agencies during Russia’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), las June 17th, 2016. He explains that Russia is being provoked to a breaking point and that if the current situation continues, the outcome could be a devastating nuclear conflict.
Currently, there are 31,000 NATO troops training for battle with Russia in the Baltic states, right along Russia’s western border. US drones are being piloted from Ukraine over to Crimea, which has been Russian territory since a 2014 referendum, in which 90% of voters chose to secede from Ukraine and return to Russia, of which it has been a territory off and on for approximately a millennium. Many of these drones have been shot down or hijacked via radio, as the frequencies on which they’re operating are open and they’re easily hijacked.
The act of flying military planes over foreign territory without announcing yourself is a casus belli: an act of war – yet, Russia has shown total restraint during countless provocations.
These include the $5B of US tax dollars spent on destroying Russia’s neighbor, Ukraine, in a coup d’état which established a puppet “government” in Kiev, largely governed by blatant and open Nazis.
Further, Putin complains that the US and Netherlands falsely blamed the shoot-down of the commercial flight, Malaysia Flight 17 on the Russian army, which he flatly denies. (There is a lot of proof to clear Russia in this tragic crash).
Yet, Washington’s PR machine became the owner of the narrative in this series of tragedies. Bogus allegations of Russian ‘aggression’ caused economic sanctions to be placed on Moscow, aiming to de-link Europe’s economy from that of Russia and to weaken Russia’s energy dependent economy by denying it their export markets.
The US State Department’s ultimate aim is to ensure that Europe remain dependent on Washington through agreements, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which stipulates US gas shipments to Europe and oil from the Middle East.
Russia had previously been making significant inroads into the EU markets with their gas and oil, whose sale is now prohibited under false pretenses.
OPEC oil from the Middle East is sold in dollars and it supports the currency of US global hegemony. The mainstream corporate media in the West repeats the scripted accusations against Russia as fact, while ignoring the trail of unconscionable and ruthless devastation wrought by illegal US interventions in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, among others.
The US has around 800 military bases in over 100 countries and military personnel in almost 150 countries. US spending on its military is more than that of the rest of the world, combined, outspending China by 6 to 1.
US covert activity since the end of WWII has destabilized dozens of governments and resulted in the estimated deaths of between six and ten million people in the ‘developing’ world. The US has continuously broken agreements made with Russia/the USSR, over the past two decades by moving into Eastern Europe and encircling Russia, installing missile systems that aim toward it. Iran has also been surrounded with military bases. Pakistan has been completely destabilized, along with countries in Africa, the latter for the purposes of weakening Chinese trade and investment. Eventually, the goal is to ‘pivot’ militarily towards Asia and encircle China, as well.
Washington’s endgame for Russia is to permanently weaken it so that it submits to US hegemony. War hawks, like Hillary Clinton are on record supporting so-called “limited” nuclear exchange. Washington actually believes it can win a nuclear conflict with Russia, no longer regarding nuclear weapons as a last resort but part of a conventional strategy, to be used pre-emptively.
Unfortunately, most members of the Western public are unaware of this and believe the lies pushed by the Mainstream Media.
Ask yourself what the US response would be if Russia had put its missiles in Canada near the US border and had actively destabilized Mexico and was planning on putting missiles there too – in addition to applying economic sanctions for ‘aggressions’ that the US did not commit?