terça-feira, 26 de agosto de 2014

Understanding Ukraine in 15 Minutes


If you want to understand what is going on in Ukraine, then you need to watch
this 15 minute video with Putin advisor and friend, Sergei Glaziev. Glaziev
explains how structural changes in the global economy and a shift to Asia have
precipitated a desperate attempt by US policymakers to maintain their grip on
power by instigating a war in Europe. Whether readers agree with this analysis
or not, they will find Glaziev is brilliant, erudite and passionate in his
beliefs. For that alone, the video is well worth the time.
I transcribed the video myself, and apologize for any unintentional mistakes in
the text. Also, the “bold headings” are mine.
1. Structural Changes in the Global Economy are often preceded by Great Crises
and War
The world today is going through an overlap of a whole series of cyclical
crises. The most serious of them is a technological crisis which is associated
with changes in the wavelengths of economic development. We’re living in a
period when the economy is changing its structure. The economic structure that
has been driving economic growth for the last 30 years has exhausted itself. We
need to make a transition to a new system of technologies. This kind of
transition, unfortunately, has always come about through war. That’s how it was
in the ’30s when the Great Depression gave way to an arms race and then the
Second War World War. That’s how it was during the Cold War when an arms race in
space gave rise to complex information and communication technologies which
became the basis of a technological structure that has been driving the world’s
economy for the last 30 years. Today we are faced with a similar crisis. The
world is shifting to a new technological system.
2. Putin pushes Free Trade Zone to ease transition to New Global Economy
The new system is humanitarian in nature and thus could avoid a war because the
main carriers of growth on this wavelength are humanitarian technologies. These
include health care and pharmaceutical industries which are based in
biotechnology. They also include communication technologies based on
nanotechnology which is making a breakthrough today. And they involve cognitive
technologies that define a new sum of human knowledge. If, as President Putin
has been consistently putting forward, we were able to agree to a mutual program
for development, a general development zone with a preferential trade regime
from Lisbon to Vladivostok, if we were to agree with Brussels to create a common
economic space, a common area of development, we could find a sufficient number
of breakthrough projects, from health to repelling space threats, to fulfill our
scientific and technical potential and creating a steady demand from the state.
which would give a boost to the new technological system.
3 Washington sees War in Europe as best way to Preserve its Hegemony
However, America has taken its usual path. To maintain their world dominance
they are provoking another war in Europe. A war is always good for America. They
even call the Second World War which killed 50 million people in Europe and
Russia, a good war. It was good for America because the US emerged from this war
as the world’s leading power. The Cold War which ended with the collapse of the
Soviet Union was also good for them. Now the US again wants to maintain its
leadership at the expense of Europe. US leadership is being threatened by a
rapidly rising China. The world today is shifting to yet another cycle, this
time political. This cycle lasts centuries and is associated with the global
institutions of regulatory economics
We are now moving from the American cycle of capital accumulation to an Asian
cycle. This is another crisis that is challenging US hegemony. To maintain their
leading position in the face of competition with a rising China and other Asian
countries Americans are starting a war in Europe. They want to weaken Europe,
break up Russia, and subjugate the entire Eurasian continent. That is, instead
of a development zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok, which is proposed by President
Putin, the US wants to start a chaotic war on this territory, embroil all Europe
in a war, devalue to European capital, write off its public debt, under the
burden of which the US is already falling apart, write off what they owe to
Europe and Russia, subjugate our economic space and establish control over
resources of the giant Eurasian continent. They believe that this is the only
way they can maintain their hegemony and beat China.
Unfortunately the American geopolitics that we see playing out is exactly like
the 19th century. They think in terms of the geopolitical struggles of the
British Empire: divide and conquer. Pit nations against others, embroil them in
conflict, and start a world war. Americans, unfortunately, continue this old
British policy to solve their problems. Russia has been chosen as a victim of
this policy while the Ukrainian people are the weapon of choice, and cannon
fodder in a new world war.

Sergei Glaziev, advisor to Vladimir Putin.
First the Americans decided to target Ukraine to separate it from Russia. This
tactic came from Bismarck. This anti-Russian tradition aimed to embroil Russia
in conflict in order to take over the whole Eurasian space. The strategy was
first put forth by Bismark, then picked up by the British,, and then finally by
the leading american political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski, who said on many
occasions that Russia cannot be a superpower without Ukraine and that embroiling
Russia with Ukraine will benefit America and the West.
For the past 20 years americans have been grooming Ukraine Nazism aimed at
Russia. As you know they hosted remnants of Bandera the Second World War. Tens
of thousands of Ukrainian Nazis were brought to America and have been carefully
cultivated and nurtured during the whole post war period. This wave of
immigrants descended on Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The idea
of an eastern partnership was used as bait. It was first expressed by the Poles,
and then picked up by the Americans. The essence of the eastern partnership, of
which Georgia became the first victim. Now Ukraine has become one and soon
Moldova will be one, to sever ties with Russia. As you know we are building the
Customs Union, and a common economic space with Belarus and Kazakhstan which
will soon be joined by Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Ukraine has been our long term
partner. Ukraine is still in the ratification stage of the agreement with Russia
which no one in Ukraine has cancelled yet. Ukraine is important to us as part of
our economic space and for our centuries long ties and cooperation. Our
scientific and industrial complex was created as a whole, therefore, Ukraine’s
participation in European integration is quite natural and vital. The eastern
partnership was created to prevent Ukraine’s participation in the Eurasian
integration project. The meaning of the eastern partnership is to create an
association with the European union. What is the association that was signed by
Poroshenko with the European leaders? It is the transformation of Ukraine into a
colony. By signing the agreement with the association, Ukraine loses its
sovereignty. It transfers control of its trade, customs, technical and financial
regulation, and public procurement to Brussels.
4 The Ukrainian Nazi junta is an instrument of U.S. policy
Ukraine ceases to be a sovereign state in its economy and politics. It is
clearly stated in the agreement that Ukraine is a junior partner in the European
union. Ukraine must follow a common defense and foreign policy of the EU.
Ukraine is obliged to participate in the resolution of regional conflicts under
the leadership of the EU. Thus Poroshenko is making Ukraine a colony of the EU
and pulling Ukraine into war with Russia as cannon fodder with the intention of
igniting a war in Europe. The purpose of the association agreement is to allow
the European countries to govern Ukraine in the settlement of regional
conflicts. What is happening in Donbass is a regional armed conflict. The goal
of American politics is to create as many victims as possible. The Ukrainian
Nazi junta is an instrument of this policy. They are carrying out mindless
atrocities and crimes bombing cities killing civilians, women and children, and
forcing them to leave their homes, only to provoke Russia and then draw the
whole of Europe into a war. This is Poroshenk’s mission. This is why Poroshenko
is rejecting any peace negotiations and blocking all peace treaties. He
interprets any statement by Washington about de-escalation of the conflict as an
order to escalate it. All peace talks which have taken place on the
international level have brought a new round of violence.
We must understand that we are dealing with a Nazi state which is dead set on a
war with Russia and has declared general conscription. The entire male
population between 18 and 55 has been put under arms. Those who refuse will get
15 years in jail. This Nazi criminal power makes criminals of the entire
Ukrainian population.
5 Washington is plunging Europe into War for its own Interests
We have calculated the the European economy will lose about 1 trillion euros for
sanctions which are imposed on them by the Americans. This is a huge sum. The
Europeans are already bearing the losses. There’s already a drop in sales to
Russia. Germany is losing about 200 billion euros. Our most rabid friends from
the Baltic states will suffer the worst losses. The loss to Estonia will be more
than its GDP. The loss to Latvia will be about half its GDP. But that isn’t
stopping them. European politicians are going along with the Americans without
questioning what they are doing. They are harming themselves by provoking Nazism
and war. I have already said that Russia and Ukraine are the victims of this war
which is being fomented by the Americans. But Europe is also a victim because
the war aims to target European welfare and to destabilize Europe. Americans
expect the European capital and brain drain to America will continue. That’s why
they are setting all of Europe on fire. It’s very strange that European leaders
are going along with them.
6 Germany is still Occupied Territory
We should not just hope that European leaders (will develop an independent
policy) we must work with European leaders from a new generation who are free
from the American diktat. The fact that anti Soviet political elite had been
formed during the post Cold War years in Europe. Then they very quickly became
anti Russian. Despite the dramatically expanded economic ties and huge mutual
economic interests between Europe and Russia, the Russophobia is based on anti
Sovietism and still remains in the minds of many European politicians. It will
take a new generation of pragmatic European politicians to understand their own
national interests. What we see today is politicians who are acting against
their national interests. This is largely due to the fact that Germany, which is
the engine of European growth, is still an occupied country. American troops are
still in Germany, and every German chancellor still gives an oath of allegiance
to the Americans to follow in the footsteps of their policy. This generation of
European politicians has failed to throw off the yoke of American occupation.
7 Nazism is on the Rise
Although the Soviet Union doesn’t exist anymore, they maniacally continue to
follow Washington, in NATO expansion and capture new territories under their
control. Despite the fact that they are already “allergic” to the new eastern
European members of the EU. The European Union is already bursting at the seams,
but this does not stop them from continuing their aggressive expansion into post
Soviet territory. The new generation, I hope, will be more pragmatic. The last
elections in the European parliament show that not everyone is fooled by this
pro American anti Russia propaganda and by the constant stream of lies that are
coming down on the European people. Traditional European parties lost in recent
elections in the euro parliament. The more we speak the truth, the greater the
reaction will be, because what’s happening in Ukraine is the revival of Nazism.
Europe remembers the signs of the revival of fascism from the lessons of the
Second World War. We need to awaken this historical memory so that they see in
the Ukrainian Nazis, who are now in power in Kiev, the followers of Bandera,
Shukhevych, and other Nazi collaborators. The ideology of the current Ukrainian
authorities, has its roots in the ideology of Hitlers accomplices who shot Jews
at Babi Yar, burned Ukrainians and Belarusians and annihilated everyone without
ethnic distinction. This Nazism is rising today. Europeans must recognize their
own death in this terrible confrontation.
I hope if we continue to spread the truth, we will be able to save Europe from
the threat of war.
Note: Special thanks to Vineyard of the Saker for posting this incredible

MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack
Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a


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