Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"The Obama Game"

"The overriding goal of US policy in Ukraine is to stop the further economic integration of Asia and Europe," explains CounterPuncher Mike Whitney — Is Putin Being Lured Into a Trap? While "Putin’s main objective is to make money, ... the US wants to dominate the Eurasian landmass, break Russia up into smaller, non-threatening units, and control China’s growth."

Mr. Whitney begins with a quote from fellow CounterPuncher Andre Vltchek:
    Russia … is now recognized as the center of the global ‘mutiny’ against global dictatorship of the US and EU. Its generally peaceful .. approach is in direct contrast to brutal and destabilizing methods used by the US and EU…. The world is waking up to reality that there actually is, suddenly, some strong and determined resistance to Western imperialism. After decades of darkness, hope is emerging.
It makes perfect sense that this "strong and determined resistance to Western imperialism" is led by a paleoconservative

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

To suggest that Putin is a paleoconservative is rather laughable. He has an imperialistic streak that is, at least when compared to most other western politicians, not as conspicuous but equally as aggressive. Do you honestly think that his amassing 50,000 troupes on the border is a preventative measure to stop an impending NATO incursion, or, rather, to provide the minority pro-Russians in Eastern Ukraine (calling them secessionists as some are want to do is a misnomer)a strong back-up in case things go awry? Not only that, it is doubtful that a true paleoconservative would continue the long held practice of precluding the Ukrainian Catholic Church from attaining legal status in his country. Kinda strange, don't ya think?

The sad thing with much of the reporting and commentary on Ukraine from libertarian and paleoconservative sources is that it is not very objective, and heavily pro-Russian. LewRockwell.com, antiwar.com, and the Ron Paul Institute draw most of their information from Kremlin backed news agencies, draw upon zero or no information from the people who actually live there (e.g.: some blow-hard named Jack Douglas on LewRockwell.com who knows next to nothing about the place save for what he has gathered from RT News), and all-the-while purporting the initial uprisings as a US incarnation so as to fit their preconditioned narratives. As someone who lived there (as a Ukrainian Catholic monastic) and who knows a great many of people who still live there, I can attest firsthand how out of touch much of their reporting is. Not only that, many of those commentators who claim to be Catholic have no idea about many of the underlying religious tensions that exist in Ukraine and have played a great deal in what has transpired so far.

If you think I'm biased, go and ask Yuri Maltsev what he thinks about Mr. Putin, and for that matter, much of the nonsense written and advocated by most libertarians on the subject.

April 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Hayes said...

Who, I wonder, would that "paleoconservative" be?

The previous commentator suggests that you meant Putin, but Putin in no way fits the definition you linked to.

April 23, 2014 at 10:36 PM  

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