Future historians will no doubt puzzle long and hard over the extraordinary incompetence of Western diplomacy in the decades following the fall of the USSR.
Fighter jets are scrambling, tanks are rumbling, naval destroyer ships are entering dangerous territories, sanctions – diplomatic and economic – are flying, and leaders around the world are exchanging heated rhetoric. What in the world is happening in Ukraine? Here is a discussion with a perspective that is sadly missing […]
Even during a confrontation approaching catastrophic war, leave it to Secretary of State John Kerry to lighten the mood with a touch of comedy gold. Lashing Russia for its troop surge into Crimea as a response to the latest color revolution in Kiev, America’s top diplomat pronounced with a straight […]
Legally, Washington and its European allies haven’t a leg to stand on. Both can be rightly accused of violating international law from their gross interference in Ukrainian sovereign affairs – from the instigation of violent street protests that led to the sacking of an elected president and government, to the […]
“They shall no more prevail than we give way to.” William Shakespeare, Henry VIII “King Henry the Eighth, to six wives he was wedded. One died, one survived, two divorced, two beheaded.” English mnemonic device From the early 1950s until 2000 the United States supported a number of quasi-fascist regimes […]
The ongoing political crisis in Ukraine triggered by the unconstitutional forceful actions of the armed opposition that used to be backed by a number of Western governments, urges us to raise and try to answer the following questions: – Was the European policy towards Ukraine for the last years a […]
The Saker’s analysis of the situation in Ukraine done in the midst of the coup d’etat and Crimean events at the end of February 2014.
Today the European parliament has passed an extremely irrelevant resolution on Ukraine. 1.They recognize the putchist “government” and self-nominated “Supreme Rada” in Kiev as the legitimate central authorities in Ukraine. 2. They call to enforce “targeted sanctions against those responsible for violence” despite the fact that the leaders of the […]
First of all, lets dispense with the mince words. I suppose one could say this was not a fascist coup–as long as one ignores its coup-like violence and overt fascist nature. It should be clear for all to see, those Arab Spring type cheerleaders, liberals, third way aficionados and radicals […]
Who’s in charge? Certainly not the bought-and-paid-for-moderates that Washington and the EU hoped to install as the new government of Ukraine. The agreement that the Washington and EU supported opposition concluded with President Yanukovich to end the crisis did not last an hour. Even the former boxing champion, Vitaly Klitschko, […]
People ask for solutions, but no solutions are possible in a disinformed world. Populations almost everywhere are dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation. Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the problems. For those few inclined to be messengers, it is largely […]
Zealous French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levi visited the Maidan in Kiev on February 9 to deliver another fiery harangue. The next day the article Bernard-Henri Levi: We’re all Ukrainians (Bernard-Henri Lévy: «Nous sommes tous des Ukrainiens») was published by Le Monde. In his fervor Ukrainian Levi he called Yulia Timoshenko the […]