|EN ESPAÑA, PASARON,|
PERO EN DONBASS NO PASARAN,
NI EL "FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE"
NI LA OTAN
¿Hasta cuándo va a consentir Rusia que se lleve a cabo
éste indiscrimianado terrorismo de sus "socios occidentales" contra su --cultural e históricamente-- población civil? ¿Tanto miedo le tienen a los "getleman" de Hiroshima y Nagasaky?:
Heroism, religious faith, and a profound sense in the justness of their cause–these are just a few of the reasons the people in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine are not going to go down easily.
On February 2, I posted a video featuring a press conference by Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the Donetsk Peoples Republic, who put it rather eloquently. Speaking shortly after DPR forces had stormed and captured the town of Uglegorsk, throwing Kiev troops into a route, Zakharchenko discussed the recruitment of volunteers and the willingness of locals to join the fight.
The units will have time to undergo the combat training, have military exercises, work the combat coordination of the units out, and we’ll face the spring in different numbers than we have now for sure…It’s the reserve that will allow us to withstand any strike, and in case of success, to develop the offensive, solving the list of operative tasks…The recruitment of the volunteers is going to be announced–that’s the first stage, and then we’ll see. If the number of volunteers would suffice then we won’t even have to declare the mobilization. I guess after the latest events, there will be only more volunteers. Well, you’ve seen it yourself. When in Uglegorsk, the recruits joined practically on the streets. So those units that fought in Uglegorsk were able to replenish their ranks with the Uglegorsk residents. So we enlisted more than 200 men within 24 hours.At this point, Zakharchenko was asked if there were any limitations on who could join the ranks of the resistance. His answer was quite telling, and also provided a very descriptive contrast between growing public support for the resistance in east Ukraine on the one hand, versus diminishing public support for the pro-Western government in Kiev on the other:
You know, if you are able to hold a gun and you are ready to defend your country, then we have no limitations in this case. We have grandpas serving as snipers, and they shoot even better than youth. In order to force us to sign some ‘peace agreements’ on Minsk meetings, regarding the ‘ceasefire,’ they’ve intensified the shelling of the peaceful towns. They’re striking the residential quarters to terrorize the peaceful civilians…and they only achieve the effect that there are long queues of people to the military commissariats, people who want to enlist, to join and serve in the army–That’s what Ukraine achieves. They have it mirrored: their people are running from their mobilization offices, and our people join us.Indeed, the government in Kiev is losing quite a bit of public support. This is bad news for the US and the EU. The vast majority of Ukraine’s industrial wealth is in the eastern part of the country. It is here that all the coal mines and metal working factories are located. If the US and the EU end up with nothing but the western part of the country, they will have gained nothing but an economic basket case for their trouble. And it looks like that’s the direction things are headed in now.
"I want to appeal to the Ukrainian people, to the mothers, the fathers, the sisters and the grandparents. Stop sending your sons and brothers to this pointless, merciless slaughter. The interests of the Ukrainian government are not your interests. I beg of you: Come to your senses. You do not have to water Donbass fields with Ukrainian blood. It's not worth it."
- Alexander Zakharchenko,
Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic
The US wants to push NATO to Russia's western border. It wants a land-bridge to Asia to spread US military bases across the continent. It wants to control the pipeline corridors from Russia to Europe to monitor Moscow's revenues and to ensure that gas continues to be denominated in dollars. And it wants a weaker, unstable Russia that is more prone to regime change, fragmentation and, ultimately, foreign control.
These objectives cannot be achieved peacefully, indeed, if the fighting stopped tomorrow, the sanctions would be lifted shortly after, and the Russian economy would begin to recover. How would that benefit Washington?
It wouldn't. It would undermine Washington's broader plan to integrate China and Russia into the prevailing economic system, the dollar system.
Powerbrokers in the US realize that the present system must either expand or collapse. Either China and Russia are brought to heel and persuaded to accept a subordinate role in the US-led global order or Washington's tenure as global hegemon will come to an end.
This is why hostilities in East Ukraine have escalated and will continue to escalate. This is why the U.S. Congress approved a bill for tougher sanctions on Russia's energy sector and lethal aid for Ukraine's military.
This is why Washington has sent military trainers to Ukraine and is preparing to provide $3 billion in "anti-armor missiles, reconnaissance drones, armored Humvees, and radars that can determine the location of enemy rocket and artillery fire."
All of Washington's actions are designed with one purpose in mind, to intensify the fighting and escalate the conflict. The heavy losses sustained by Ukraine's inexperienced army and the terrible suffering of the civilians in Lugansk and Donetsk are of no interest to US war-planners.
Their job is to make sure that peace is avoided at all cost because peace would derail US plans to pivot to Asia and remain the world's only superpower. Here's an except from an article in the WSWS:
Mike Whitney Counterpunch"The ultimate aim of the US and its allies is to reduce Russia to an impoverished and semi-colonial status. Such a strategy, historically associated with Carter administration National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, is again being openly promoted.
In a speech last year at the Wilson Center, Brzezinski called on Washington to provide Kiev with "weapons designed particularly to permit the Ukrainians to engage in effective urban warfare of resistance." In line with the policies now recommended in the report by the Brookings Institution and other think tanks calling for US arms to the Kiev regime, Brzezinski called for providing "anti-tank weapons...weapons capable for use in urban short-range fighting."
While the strategy outlined by Brzezinski is politically criminal - trapping Russia in an ethnic urban war in Ukraine that would threaten the deaths of millions, if not billions of people - it is fully aligned with the policies he has promoted against Russia for decades." ("The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III", World Socialist Web Site)
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00 CET
"Me parece algo similar --la República de Donbass-- a lo que pasó en la República Española, cuando los republicanos se enfrentaron a los fascistas y no recibieron apoyo de ningún lado democrático, y el que recibieron en algún momento paró y los dejaron abandonados. Algo trágico y similar está evolucionando en Ucrania, pero mientras tanto el pueblo resiste y Kiev sigue buscando formas de desarmarlos con promesas falsas de acordar sobre democracia y descentralización, pero en el momento que las fuerzas se desarmen estarán perdidos".
Efrain Chury IribarneCX36
Radio Centenario Publicado e, 02/07/2014