Had the United States and the European Union not facilitated what was an illegal coup in Kiev there would have been no referendum in the Crimea. However, with President Putin’s speech to the federal assembly today a fait accompli has been created and, whether Washington and its allies like it or not, it is now time for the rhetoric and polemic, the hypocritical hyperbole, of many western leaders, and the propagandist polemic pish of many more hangers-on such as McCain, Biden, Hague etc., to take a back seat, Are these people really serious when they appeal to an international law that they themselves disregard time and time again?
Unfortunately, not only are they serious and seriously deluded, but they seem to be, as has been shown time and time again, incapable of putting the lid back on the Pandora’s box which they have opened. Of course, it might be argued that this is exactly what they want and certainly, if that is so, their aims are facilitated when the unelected Ukrainian “prime minister”, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, informs us that “the conflict has entered a military phase” after shots were fired at a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol, and a Ukrainian soldier was killed. All the more worrying when it might be that Yatsenyuk is not even one of the more extreme members of what even the mainstream British media view as, a far right regime.
There is much more at stake here than the territorial integrity of the Ukraine, and, if there are not forces and leaders in the West who bring a measure of control into this situation the rest of the Ukraine will descend into chaos with far-reaching consequences for all of us. It is time for those leaders and forces to show themselves because it would appear that there is a political elite in Washington in particular that wants this chaos and there is more than enough evidence to suggest that behind Maidan, behind the extremely right-wing government in Kiev, behind the disgusting hypocritical western media, we have a neo-con agenda that could lead us all to Armageddon. For that to be prevented our confrontation should not be with Putin in the first instance, but rather with the enemy within and when that happens we could in all sincerity once again appeal to international law.