John Kerry went on several talking heads shows Sunday morning to beat the drums for war. Asked by ABC’s Stephanopoulos about fake Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk’s statements that Russia’s vote to send troops into Ukraine is “not a threat–this is actually the declaration of war,” and that Ukraine is “on the brink of disaster,” Kerry responded “we hope not,” then ranted:
“What has already happened is a brazen act of aggression, in violation of international law and violation fo the UN Charter and violation of the Helsinki final act… It really puts at question Russia’s capacity to be within the G-8.” In other words, we pulled off a coup fair and square, and we’ll kill you if you undermine our new Nazi regime.
He showed his intention clearly: “The hope of the U.S. and everybody in the world is not to see this escalate into a military confrontation,” but “the President has all options on the table” — a key and code term that will be missed by nobody.
Kerry said the Administration is calling on the Congress to impose economic sanctions immediately: “Russia has major investment and trade needs and desires,” he said. “I think there’s a unified view by all of the foreign ministers I talked with yesterday, all of the G-8 and more, that they’re simply going to isolate Russia…. There could even be, ultimately, asset freezes, visa bans. There could be certainly disruption of any of the normal trade routine. There could be business drawback on investment in the country. The ruble is already going down and feeling the impact of this. ”
The release from the White House on Obama’s hour-and-a-half call to Putin Saturday, left out Putin’s admonitions about NATO’s support for neo-nazi terrorists, instead threatening war: “President Obama expressed his deep concern over Russia’s clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, which is a breach of international law….” The release claims that “we recognize Russia’s deep historic and cultural ties to Ukraine and the need to protect the rights of ethnic Russian and minority populations within Ukraine,” but then says that “the Ukrainian government has made clear its commitment to protect the rights of all Ukrainians and to abide by Ukraine’s international commitments.” Trust the nazis. It also says Russia should call on the UN and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to “look after Russia’s interests in Ukraine.”
Meanwhile, Obama is preparing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on furthering the war effort in Syria and Iran.