American Hawk Spurs Ukraine to War with Russia
Guest Commentary by Natalia Vitrenko
First published December 8, 2015
Translated for Fort Russ by Tom Winter
December 31, 2015
The sermons, insolent, cynical, and provocative, of US Vice President Joseph Biden are humiliating and insulting to me as a Ukrainian politician, scientist, and citizen of Ukraine. As is the behavior of President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk and deputies of the Verkhovna Rada [are] playing the role of lapdogs and lackeys.
A hawk flew in to Ukraine, a warmonger, colonizer, and russophobe—Biden. The representative of the Evil Empire, the representative of:
- The country that dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945;
- The country that burned civilians with napalm in Vietnam in 1968;
- The country that—in violation of UN Security Council resolutions—bombed and dismembered Yugoslavia in 1999;
- The country that turned the territory of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria into disaster areas, and dire humanitarian catastrophes in the 2000s;
- The country that gave rise to international terrorism, nourished al-Qaeda, ISIS and neo-Nazis in various countries of Europe, notably in Ukraine.
And Biden flew in, not by accident, on 7-8 December 2015, the 24th anniversary of the Bialowieza collusion of the executioners of superpower Soviet Union. It was then, December 8, 1991, that representatives of the higher echelons of the Soviet party nomenclatura—Yeltsin, Kravchuk and Shushkevich, against the will of the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, exceeding their powers, committed an act of treason by signing an agreement on the termination of the USSR. They perpetrated this crime to please the United States, in consultation over the phone not with their parliaments, but with the US President. By signing this voluntary act of surrender, they implemented a long-standing goal of the West, to destroy the Soviet Union as an economic and ideological rival.
Since then, Ukraine has openly submitted to administration by the United States and by its globalist institutions—the IMF, NATO, WTO and the World Bank.
What have the notorious American democracy and market reforms brought us? Ukraine has lost its sovereignty, economically fulfilling the requirements of the IMF, and the political association agreements with the EU. The people of Ukraine have in fact turned into cannon fodder for NATO’s war with Russia. A policy of de-industrialization of the country, with social and ethnic genocide. American democracy in Ukraine—a Nazi-dictatorship with oligarchic political repression, fratricidal civil war and thoroughgoing censorship. The basis of government has become corruption and terrorism by neo-Nazi militants.
Why did Biden fly in? What was he talking about in Parliament after meeting with the president, prime minister, and the “Euro-optimist” deputies? Even though knowing that the Ukrainian government is zombi-ing our people towards European integration, is totally bankrupt, and is hated more and more by the population in all regions of the country, yet he presented the inviolability of the president and prime minister as foundational, and the inadmissibility of a split in the ruling “European” coalition. That is, he even more tightened the current government’s noose around the neck of the people. Blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine, he demanded the resignation of the Attorney General Shokin, strict compliance with the requirements of the IMF, and most importantly, the parasitic problem of the Crimea and the Minsk Agreement: he actually called for a ruthless struggle against Russia.
Biden acknowledged the US interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine even by his story about how he and President Yanukovych were hanging on the telephone all the time, and that he communicates with the president Poroshenko more than with his wife.
Joseph Biden, “Governor-General” of Ukraine, in his parliamentary sermons often repeated the words “you have to” to the politicians nourished and promoted to power by the United States in the coup d’etat. And no one in the hall protested, but on the contrary, all the deputies obligingly applauded the moralizing boss, feeling a special ecstasy on his promises to poison Russia.
Biden did not embellish Ukraine’s future; he cited the poem “Testament” of Taras Shevchenko “When I die, bury me …”, while hoping that his role in the tragedy of Ukraine will be remembered for the “kindly, quiet word.”
I declare: no crime of executioners of the Soviet Union on Dec. 8, 1991, nor crime of the current pro-American clique, destroying our people and destroying our country, will be forgiven and forgotten. Nor the sinister role of the US in this.
Quemado Institute Comments
by Kennedy Applebaum
Natalia Vitrenko’s condemnation of US aggression should be seen as a guardrail on the road to American enlightenment. While I hold no hope for the current administration, it is possible our next president will avoid the crimes of the past.
I would urge immediate impeachment of Barack Obama, but this would leave Joe Biden, the very “moralizing boss” Vitrenko so rightly condemns, as top US official.
Conservative Republican candidate Donald Trump advocates a hands-off policy in Ukraine. He believes the Middle East would be more stable if Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi had lived, opposed the first US war in Iraq, and would like to work with Vladimir Putin. The Russian President, in return, has praised Trump as outstanding and talented, asking, “How can we not welcome this?”
Should the world survive another year with the current leadership, Trump as President offers hope for the future.
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