Wednesday, March 5, 2014

As tensions build, U.S. facing 'zero options' in Ukraine

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University in the US discusses the situation with the Ukraine below. (4 and a half minute video)

"I think we have seen the descent of a new Cold War divide... this time not in Berlin, but on Russia's borders..." - Stephen Cohen

Along with the below video, according to the "La Republica" newspaper in Spain, the Chinese government took three actions a day ago against the United States:

-China told the U.S. State Department that unless the U.S. changes its position on the situation in the Ukraine, China will demand repayment of U.S. debts in GOLD
-China allegedly came to an agreement with Turkey to prohibit NATO vessels from entering the Black Sea via Istanbul's Bosporus Strait
- China made clear it will use its Veto power in the UN Security Council to block any UN action against Russia.


Wherami said...

I hadn't seen this yet. That China response is certainly going to get events rolling.

Laron said...

I think the situation is more complex than people realise. That summary from Stephen is great as it gets strait to the point and explains the situation so that anyone can understand it. (part of the situation anyways)

Steve said...

Stephen not exactly right. Majority of Ukrainian people do not support Putin even more they would defends country from Russian invasion. Right now Ukrainian soldier avoiding direct military conflict, see link below:
For more information go to they have English section.
People of Ukraine trying to avoid conflict as long as they can, even defend military building without any weapons, as it can gave Russian excuse to start military conflict. Even Russian people who serve in Ukraine army do not swear to the Russia, they are contine to serve Ukranian people.

Laron said...

Thanks Steve.

Laron said...

I am half way through this RT video on Putin answering questions by the media. It's quite long.

It really is a totally different perspective to how the western media treats the situation. It's like a total reversal in the eyes of those who live there and who understand the situation.

Laron said...

“Kiev Snipers Hired by Maidan Leaders - Leaked EU's Ashton Phone Tape” “Delta -- the nom de guerre of the commander of a Jewish-led militia force that participated in the 'Ukrainian revolution.' "

“Martin’s denunciation of Russia for “invading” Ukraine is based on Western propaganda that Russia sent 16,000 troops to occupy Crimea. The fact of the matter is that those 16,000 Russian troops have been in Crimea since the 1990s. Under the Russian-Ukrainian agreement, Russia has the right to base 25,000 troops in Crimea.”

A strange article for Veteran's Today which involves a whole lot of ET/UFO based info around Russia's situation with the Ukraine.

“Through Russia,“ Cayce said, "comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism - no! But freedom - freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world."

Mule said...

Wow, great stuff. Thanks Laron. I can't stand the US mainstream media. This interview was very good. Also, I totally dig your comments/links - especially the statements made by the late, great E. Cayce. These are intense times we're living in...

Steve said...

All information subject to interpretation especially in now days. In each conflict there is two sides and each one trying to convince majority of the people. Second, mass media reflect opinion to whom it is belong to. In same time when Putin declare that he gave command to stop intervention military bring more troops on the ground. Russian troops allow to be in the Crimea but in certain area such as: Military bases, Russian military building.
Below link which shows how Putin contradict it self
Russians with arms cut off supplies from the land corvette "Ternopil"

Russia is trying to hide from the OSCE troops

Defense Ministry called their troops in the Crimea "nonsense"

Russian troops destroyed objects in the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile regiment Fiolent

And that is just portion of the information. Russian troops block journalist not allow to film. Russian don't want to show what is happening on the ground

Peter Delincak said...

As Steve said, there are 2 sides trying to promote their ideas, however Why they call it "Russian Invasion" when they only increased the naval / military presence from obvious threats of "Pravy Sektor" and other extremists groups. Crimea has majority of solely Russian speakers.
"A Russian naval presence in Crimea dates to 1783 when the port city of Sevastopol was founded by Russian Prince Grigory Potemkin. Crimea was part of Russia until Nikita Khruschev gave it to Ukraine in 1954. "

I recommend to read this:

Also ..when you see the other article on foxnews. Wouldnt you call this an invasion?

Peter Delincak said...

It should be noted that according to a Russian-Ukrainian treaty signed in 2010, Moscow has an agreed and constant military presence in the Crimean peninsula. Russia pays Ukraine $97.75 million annually for use of the naval base in Sevastopol. The treaty underpins Russia’s right to bolster personnel in the Crimea to up to 25,000 troops.

Steve said...


Reason why it called invasion:
1) Russian increase troops on the ground without any previous agreement.
2) Russian troops blocking Ukrainian troops, ships, military airport. Ukrainian avoiding direct conflict using weapons.
3) Russian commander deliver an ultimatum to surrender their weapons and blocks deliver of supplies (water, food etc.).
4) Russian troops without any identification to which army they belong to.
5) Russian troops should be only on the territory, which is signed in agreement (naval base) not all over the Crimea.

I am not sure which other criteria would be defined invasion.

Yes, I know Crimean belong to the past to Russia but when Ukraine surrendered third arsenal of Nuclear weapon - Russia, USA, and Great Britain agree to protect Ukrainian independent.

This is raising interesting question if any country surrender nuclear weapon, then who will protect their independence and will they follow agreement in the future.

Mass-media RT may be independent in some sense, but still they need to follow guideline as any other mass-media.