More unsubstantiated Russian tanks rolling into Ukraine.
I am overcome with the sense of deja vu yet again, having read this on the News Week website. It seems when all of the western MSM has gone quiet on Ukraine, something is in the air. Maybe, maybe not but this report keeps the story of Russia and evil Putin simmering.
We all know that Minsk II is not supported by the US and the Kiev Junta is still crying out for military help. So a good smoke screen to hide this assistance behind is “Crying Wolf” – again. Of course it is not the fact that we have heard this a hundred times before from Kiev but the fact that they are not being held to account by their masters to abide by the Minsk II agreement. No sanctions against Poroshenko and his regime for not honouring the agreement.
So no sanctions against Kiev for receiving military aid during an agreed peace plan? But more unsubstantiated claims from the US backed regime in Kiev who have a long history of lying.
Some are predicting when the talks between the EU and Greece finally fail a tilt towards Russia will be on the cards. This is looking more likely as the EU cannot accept the Greek default which includes its plans to address its ECB debt.
The visit by Tsipras next week to Moscow may well lay the foundations for this.
The new Chinese Asian Infra-structure Investment Bank (AIIB) is good news for the developing world. Unlike the IMF it puts the development of infra-structure back at centre stage. Does this mark the beginning of the end for the Neo-liberal ideas of Austerity and debt to help build an economy. Ideas which have been shown to clearly fail?
The US advice to boycott it have clearly been ignored even by its allies.
Operation Dragoon Ride: The US Rides Again
As operation Dragoon Ride crosses Eastern Europe already the Russians are tracking them on their provocative jaunt. Not surprising really, but it seems to come as a shock for the US troops and their commanding officers. I cannot believe they do not realise the provocation caused by this. Why at a time of heightened tension does the US think it is necessary to organise this excursion? Of course unless it is to promote the opportunity for more anti Russian news feeds.
The Guardian has been slow on the up take for this meaty little piece of agitprop, but in their absence News Week stepped up to the plate. Nolan Peterson reports that, two Russian Tu-22M Backfire bombers and two Su-27 Flanker fighter jets have been buzzing the convoy. The piece headlines, “Why Putin’s Warplanes Are Penetrating European Airspace”, a statement which is then refuted in the body of the article, where it appears that the Russian planes were in international air space. Not only that, but they were not acting illegally at all, being over the Baltic Sea. This piece run in News Week, original appeared in The Daily Signal, which is, the Heritage Foundation news site. The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington. It also was reported in the Kyiv Post. So this is how the news demonising Putin and Russia is created.
However the US Army Sryker convoy, in question, passed within just 12 miles of the Russian border. We can imagine the reaction if war parades were being organised along the Mexican border by Russia, but that of course is another matter. But here we have US military on the Russian boarder posing as part of NATO.
“Though not technically illegal,” Writes News Week, “these actions (by Russia) put other aircraft at risk and are considered by pilots and military officials to be unusual and provocative. ”http://www.newsweek.com/why-putins-warplanes-are-penetrating-european-airspace-317255
So why are we being given this propaganda thick and fast from the US and its vassal media outlets? Simply to demonise Putin, it is clear. A job the Western MSM has taken on without question. In its attempt demonstrate the superior nature of the so called, “free press”; it has driven another serious issue of US belligerent antagonism into the gutter.
By not reporting factually and accurately. By not investigating for hard facts and introducing balance. We are presented with a narrative which is both contrived and inaccurate regarding the civil war in Ukraine. This creates a real problem, not just of credibility for the media, but also for the general perception of events by the public.
Not only this, but they manage to treat their readers as idiots for example in this case, reviving what Anders “Foggy” Rasmussen (the former Secretary General of NATO) said to the Telegraph 5 February this year, “Putin wants to restore Russia to its former position as a great power”.
This of course was nonsense coming from Rasmussen, but unfortunately it might eventually become a reality in Europe, thanks to the US and of course their insurance arm in Europe, NATO.