Re: Ukraine, and its geopolitical endgame importance, this entire article, which calls on many mainstream and historical sources to sharpen its exceedingly sharp point, is a MUST READ.
From my notes, a synopsis, annotated: The Cold War kickstarted with not one, but two ATOMIC BOMBS. Millions of Japanese people killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, supposedly to “end the war,” but more crucially to teach Stalin a lesson. Since 1992, immediately after the Soviet Union disbanded, rather than dismantle the Military Industrial Complex, since it was no longer needed to polarize against Russian “commies,” Empire ramped up the MIC’s “force projection” to cover the whole world, against “terrorists.”
And remember, according to aerospace whistleblower Carol Rosin‘s info from her mentor, the rocket scientist Verner Von Braun, after 1. commies and 2. terrorists, there are only two “enemies” left: 3. asteroids, then 4. ETs. Near-miss asteroids are in the news lately, the latest only three days ago. Hey! How long before we’re treated to a real life Star Wars movie: a simulated space war with secret black ops technologies long ago back-engineered from ET since Roswell? Only we won’t be sitting in plush seats eating popcorn, will we.
For decades now, Dick Cheney has sat on Empire’s throne. So if, in a polarized world, “Putin’s no angel,” then Cheney’s the Devil himself.
And yet the Devil, we must remember, is really only the Wizard of Oz! Ah yes, but “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”
May 9, 2014
Cheney Has Controlled U.S. Policy Towards Russia with a Strategy of Global Domination For Decades … And Continues to Do So Today
The U.S. has also long exaggerated the “Russian menace” in order to justify its military spending and expansion.
For example, Dick Cheney made false claims exaggerating the threat posed by Russia’s weapons in the 1970s to ramp up cold war fears and justify huge increases in military spending.
Subsequent instances of fear-mongering by Cheney and his subordinates include:
New York Times and Wikipedia, 1992: “Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere .… We do not dismiss the risks to stability in Europe from a nationalist backlash in Russia or efforts to reincorporate into Russia the newly independent republics of Ukraine, Belarus, and possibly others.”
Toledo Blade, 2006: “Vice President Dick Cheney accused Russia of pursuing antidemocratic policies and using its vast energy supplies to blackmail neighboring countries”
Wall Street Journal, 2008: “The vice president … accused Russia of seeking to reinvent the old Soviet Union’s sphere of influence, and beat back the advance of democracy in Eastern Europe …. ‘Let us make clear that the enlargement of NATO will continue as and where the allies decide,” Mr. Cheney said. ‘Allies agreed that those nations will be NATO members, and the time to begin their membership action plans has come.’ “
Telegraph, 2008: “We believe in the right of men and women to live without the threat of tyranny, economic blackmail or military invasion or intimidation …. Ukrainians have a right to choose whether they wish to join NATO, and NATO has a right to invite Ukraine to join the alliance when we believe they are ready and that the time is right”
Todd E. Pierce – Major (ret.) U.S. Army Judge Advocate General – notes in a must-read article that “Cheneyism” has driven U.S. policy towards Russia for decades:
Dick Cheney’s ideology of U.S. global domination has become an enduring American governing principle regardless of who is sitting in the Oval Office, a reality reflected in the recent Ukrainian coup ….
The final form of this ideology took shape in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union when the world was then to be subjected to eternal U.S. military dominance, as revealed in the leaked “Draft Defense Planning Guidance” (DPG) devised by Cheney’s subordinates when he was Defense Secretary under President George H.W. Bush.
Since then, Cheney has been so successful in propagating this ideology of permanent U.S. domination abroad and rule by a “unitary executive” at home that it has now survived multiple changes of U.S. presidents largely intact. It is so much attributable to Dick Cheney that it merits his name: Cheneyism.
As unprecedented as Cheneyism may be – not even history’s most power-mad conquerors ever envisioned anything like “full-spectrum dominance” – President Obama has cemented Cheney’s ideological legacy by continuing his unilateralism and even expanding it ….
Cheney’s ideology combines militarism under a state of permanent war with an un-American, anti-constitutional authoritarianism. It also embraces an aggressiveness toward past, present and possibly future adversaries, especially Russia.