Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts continues to be one of the few public commentators who acknowledges the mortal danger of the pending confrontation over Ukraine.
“On the 100th Anniversary of World War I,” he writes, “the Western powers are again sleepwalking into destructive conflict,” with events moving out of Washington’s control.
“The problem with Washington’s plot to overthrow the elected government of Ukraine and install its minions is twofold,” Roberts says: “The chosen U.S. puppets have lost control of the protests to armed radical elements with historical links to nazism, and Russia regards an EU/NATO takeover of Ukraine as a strategic threat to Russian independence.”
“Washington overlooked that the financially viable part of today’s Ukraine consists of historical Russian provinces in the east and south that the Soviet leadership merged into Ukraine, in order to dilute the fascist elements in western Ukraine that fought for Adolf Hitler against the Soviet Union,” he continues. “It is these ultra-nationalist elements with nazi roots, not Washington’s chosen puppets, who are now in charge of the armed rebellion in Western Ukraine.
“If the democratically elected Ukraine government is overthrown, the eastern and southern parts would rejoin Russia. The western part would be looted by Western bankers and corporations, and the NATO Ukraine bases would be targeted by Russian Iskander missiles.
“It would be a defeat for Washington and their gullible Ukrainian dupes to see half of the country return to Russia. To save face, Washington might provoke a great power confrontation, which could be the end of all of us.”
The only thing to be added is that ultimately it is London, not Washington, which is provoking the nuclear conflict.
From London, we also find a warning coming from an article in the Daily Mail, with the following headline, which tells the story: “Why the eruption in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will engulf us all: As Ukraine burns, a stark warning from our most authoritative historian of Eastern Europe.” The historian is Mark Almond, who emphasizes that the current crisis puts Britain closer to confrontation with Russia than any time since the Crimean war.