By Peter Koenig
Global Research, March 18, 2022
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Today, the dangers of military escalation are beyond description.
What is now happening in Ukraine has serious geopolitical implications. It could lead us into a World War III Scenario.
It is important that a peace process be initiated with a view to preventing escalation.
Global Research does not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The history of this war must be understood.
The bombing and shelling led by Ukraine’s Armed Forces directed against the people of Donbass started eight years ago, resulting in the destruction of residential areas and more than 10,000 civilian casualties.
A bilateral Peace Agreement is required.
It is rare in western media – even with some of the so-called alternative media – to hear so much truth about Ukraine, the Ukraine-Russia war, as recounted in an interview by Real America’s Voice with Lara Logan, who was a Ukraine on-the-ground journalist.
The interview is actually a bombshell of truth, especially when compared with the usual anti-Putin narrative.
Lara Logan tells about the lies about President Putin, about Russia’s military strength, about the bio-war labs – some 25 to 30 of them, funded by the United States.
In her ten-minute interview, she talks about the history of NATO’s 20-yearlong (or more) provocation of Russia to get into Ukraine, attempting to building her into a NATO nation, right in front of Moscow’s doorsteps.
Just think, how Washington would react if Russia or China were to decide to establish a military base in Mexico or another sovereign Central American country – or in the Caribbean. God forbid. Remember the Cuba Missile Crisis in October 1962, which almost led to an nuclear annihilation of the world…
Laura also talks about the utter corruption of the Ukraine “government” – the Nazi presence, the Nazi-Azov battalion that has been fighting and bombarding the mostly Russian Donbas area for the last 8 years, since the Maidan Coup in February 2014, leaving 14,000 civilian dead, including some 3000 children – the Maidan Coup also prepared by the US / NATO / EU in 2013 through early 2014.
Ms. Logan even refers to the infamous telephone conversation between Victoria Nuland, then Deputy Secretary of State, and the then US Ambassador in Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt. You may remember, when they discussed who should be put at the helm of the new “putsched” Ukraine – the conversation that ended with the infamous exclamation by Ms. Nuland “F**k the EU”. See this.
Nuland: Good. I don’t think Klitsch should go into the government. I don’t think it’s necessary, I don’t think it’s a good idea.
Pyatt: Yeah. I guess… in terms of him not going into the government, just let him stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I’m just thinking in terms of sort of the process moving ahead we want to keep the moderate democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok [Oleh Tyahnybok, the other opposition leader] and his guys and I’m sure that’s part of what [President Viktor] Yanukovych is calculating on all this.
Nuland: [Breaks in] I think Yats is the guy who’s got the economic experience, the governing experience. He’s the… what he needs is Klitsch and Tyahnybok on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week, you know. I just think Klitsch going in… he’s going to be at that level working for Yatseniuk, it’s just not going to work.
Pyatt: Yeah, no, I think that’s right. OK. Good. Do you want us to set up a call with him as the next step?
Nuland: My understanding from that call – but you tell me – was that the big three were going into their own meeting and that Yats was going to offer in that context a… three-plus-one conversation or three-plus-two with you. Is that not how you understood it?
Pyatt: No. I think… I mean that’s what he proposed but I think, just knowing the dynamic that’s been with them where Klitschko has been the top dog, he’s going to take a while to show up for whatever meeting they’ve got and he’s probably talking to his guys at this point, so I think you reaching out directly to him helps with the personality management among the three and it gives you also a chance to move fast on all this stuff and put us behind it before they all sit down and he explains why he doesn’t like it.
Nuland: OK, good. I’m happy. Why don’t you reach out to him and see if he wants to talk before or after.Pyatt: OK, will do. Thanks.
Nuland: OK… one more wrinkle for you Geoff. [A click can be heard] I can’t remember if I told you this, or if I only told Washington this, that when I talked to Jeff Feltman [United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs] this morning, he had a new name for the UN guy Robert Serry did I write you that this morning?
Nuland: OK. He’s now gotten both Serry and [UN Secretary General] Ban Ki-moon to agree that Serry could come in Monday or Tuesday. So that would be great, I think, to help glue this thing and to have the UN help glue it and, you know, Fuck the EU.
She brings to light how all imaginable crimes converge in Ukraine, from the trading of children and women, money laundering – in the billions and billions – drug trafficking, shady business deals (see Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son – and other “high-class”, high-visibility people), as well as weapons dealing – let alone the forementioned war-labs – and all done managed by western mafias and white-collar criminals.
And much more. – None of it is mentioned by the western media.
See for yourself. It may change your mind, by at least understanding what is happening in Ukraine.
This is not to justify war. War can never be justified, but understanding the history of the lead-up to war may help you – in the name of PEACE – press your governments for a dialogue solution – a negotiated solution – by the top players in the international arena – like China, the US, Germany, UK and France – along with Russia and the Ukraine.
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Peter Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked for over 30 years on water and environment around the world. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for online journals and is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed; and co-author of Cynthia McKinney’s book “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis” (Clarity Press – November 1, 2020).
Peter is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is also is a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute of Renmin University, Beijing.
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